‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Lists Remote Lakeside Hideaway Near Paso Robles

After he first gave it an unsuccessful go at $1.595 million, Alex Trebek now has his off-the-beaten-track getaway on Lake Nacimiento, outside the agriculture and viticulture oriented town of Paso Robles, Calif., up for sale at $1.399 million. Property records are unclear about when the five-time Day... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 19:37:31

Roman Polanski Takes Oscars To Court After Being Booted Out Of The Academy

Just under a year after being tossed out of the theAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the rape of a 13-year old girl in 1978, Roman Polanski made good today on his threat to sue the Oscars organization. “The Academy committed a prejudicial abuse of discretion in that the Academy f... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 19:30:46

Roman Polanski Sues Film Academy to Be Reinstated

Film director Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, demanding reinstatement to the storied organization after he was expelled last May. The suit, filed in the state of California, says AMPAS did not follow proper protocol in dismissing him nearly a year ago. The Ac... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 19:28:39

WarnerMedia Pulls Out of Audience-Targeting Alliance Open A.P.

WarnerMedia is going its own way when it comes to helping advertisers find specific groups of TV-watchers. The company, a founding member of the audience-targeting media alliance known as Open A.P., said Friday it would withdraw from the group, citing its desire to pursue its own strategy under owne... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 19:22:03

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj to Tour Together This Fall (EXCLUSIVE)

A day after Variety broke the news that Nicki Minaj has parted company with her longtime managers, sources close to the situation confirm that she will tour this fall with with Chris Brown. This week the pair released a collaborative single with G-Eazy called “Wobble Up.” While no itinerary was imme... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 19:22:02

Listen: Lake Bell, Dax Shepard on Returning to Broadcast TV With ‘Bless This Mess’

Welcome to “TV Take,”Variety’s television podcast. In this week’s installment,Variety’s executive editor of TV, Daniel Holloway, chats with Lake Bell and Dax Shepard, stars of ABC’s “Bless This Mess,” which debuted on Monday. The show centers around a newly married couple, played by Bell and Shepard... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 19:20:38

Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator Who Inspired ‘The Conjuring,’ Dies at 92

Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigator and demonologist whose life inspired franchises like “The Conjuring” and “The Amityville Horror,” has died. She was 92. Warren’s son-in-law Tony Spera confirmed the news. Spera said on Facebook, “She died peacefully in her sleep at home.” He continued, “She w... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 19:02:15

‘Superstore’ Creator Justin Spitzer Steps Down As Showrunner; He, Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green Re-Up Overall Deals With Uni TV

A showrunner change is ahead for Season 5 of Superstore. Creator Justin Spitzer is stepping down as showrunner as he, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green have re-upped their overall deals with Universal TV, the studio behind NBC’s critically praised comedy series. Spitzer has served as showrunner o... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 19:00:59

The Sexiest Movies on Netflix Right Now

Sometimes you need just the right movie to spice things up and set the mood. They don't call it Netflix and Chill for no reason. With that in mind, we combed through the Netflix catalog so you don't have to in order to find the best hot, steamy, and downright sexy movies on Netflix. OK, so s... #netflix #

Collider | 19.4.2019 19:00:44

‘Superstore’ Showrunner Justin Spitzer Steps Down as He, Gabe Miller, Jonathan Green Renew Overall Deals at UTV

“Superstore” executive producers Justin Spitzer, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green have all renewed their overall deals with Universal Television. In addition, Miller and Green will take over showrunner duties on “Superstore” while Spitzer–who also created the series–will shift to develop n... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 19:00:31

“Discovery” Team Talk Game-Changing Finale

CBS All Access and Netflix’s “Star Trek: Discovery” came to a close last night with a rather visually spectacular episode which ended up resetting the board, tying up some loose bits of canon, and laying the foundation for a very different show if not a mini-reboot next season. SPO... #

Darkhorizons | 19.4.2019 18:55:36

Star Trek: Discovery — Red Angel Explained

Ryan BrittApr 19, 2019 The Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 finale explained the Red Angel & Red Signals, but we still have some questions...Spoilers ahead for all ofStar Trek: Discovery Season 2, especially theStar Trek: Discovery Season 2 finale. With theStar Trek: DiscoverySeason 2 finale, the s... #

Den of Geek | 19.4.2019 18:54:43

“Foundation” TV Series Loses A Showrunner

Apple and Skydance Television’s planned TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s groundbreaking sci-fi novel series “Foundation” has seen a key figure step away. Josh Friedman exited his capacity as co-showrunner on the upcoming project, leaving writer David S. Goyer (“Da Vinci... #

Darkhorizons | 19.4.2019 18:48:37

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren Dies at 92

Aaron SagersApr 19, 2019 Lorraine Warren, who along with her husband Ed, investigated cases that inspired The Conjuring, Annabelle, and more, had died.A legend in the world of ghosts, on this plane of existence and perhaps the next, has passed on.Lorraine Warren, purported medium, ghost hunter, and ... #

Den of Geek | 19.4.2019 18:43:29

Yvette Nicole Brown To Make Screenwriting Debut With ‘Always A Bridesmaid’

Community alum Yvette Nicole Brown is in production on Always a Bridesmaid, an indie film she wrote, marking her screenwriting debut. She is also serving as an executive producer on the project. Currently shooting in Los Angeles, the romantic comedy is being helmed by Trey Haley (The Family Business... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 18:39:23

Christine and the Queens Pull Out of Coachella Due to Death in Family

Christine and the Queens have bowed out of their scheduled Saturday night gig on Coachella’s second stage, citing the death of singer Héloise Letissier’s mother as the reason for not returning for weekend 2. Although Letissier (pictured above performing during Coachella’s first wee... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 18:36:30

Everything We Know About Kanye West’s Sunday Service at Coachella

Coachella attendees who were hoping to sleep in Sunday morning after Kid Cudi’s midnight set the night before are out of luck, at least if they want to attend Kanye West’s mysterious Easter Sunday Service. But what is the Sunday Service? Music industry insiders might be familiar, but it&... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 18:15:48

Lawyers Make Case For Legality Of Negotiating Agent-Less Writer Deals

With writers firing their agents en masse in the ongoing battle between the WGA and the Association of Talent Agents over packaging and agency-affiliated productions, the burden of keeping the wheels of the TV and film business turning has fallen on attorneys and managers. The situation has createda... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 18:11:58

Emilia Clarke & Henry Golding Romantic Comedy ‘Last Christmas’ Gets Release Date Shift – Update

UPDATED with new release date: Universal has dated its Paul Feig-directed romantic comedyLast Christmasstarring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson for November 8, 2019. That’s ahead a week from its originally announced November 15 date. Deadline broke the news about the project bac... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 18:10:53

Panthers Schedule Promo References a Slew of Video Games

The Carolina Panthers’ released its 2019 schedule promotion video on Wednesday, which makes callbacks to classic games, like “Pitfall” and “Oregon Trail” among other games, shared via YouTube. The Carolina Panthers are a professional football team in the National Footba... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 18:00:53

Gearbox CEO Defends Epic Games Store and ‘Borderlands 3’ Exclusivity

Earlier this month, developer Gearbox Software revealed the PC version of its anticipated co-op shooter “Borderlands 3” is coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store. This created some blowback from fans who prefer Valve’s digital storefront Steam. Gearbox founder and CEO Randy Pit... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 18:00:46

‘How High 2’ Updates Stoner Classic With New Gen Stars Lil Yachty and D.C. Young Fly

The 2001 comedy “How High” is a classic of the stoner genre. Starring rappers Method Man and Redman as Silas and Jamal, they play average students who turn Ivy League. After smoking a special strain of marijuana, the two ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Taking the college lif... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 18:00:08

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Ratings Soften As It Heads To The End; ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Hits Series Demo Low

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (1.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, 11.17 million viewers) was Thursday’s night’s top show in both metrics, but it continues to soften as it approaches its series finale, clocking a new series low in the demo and season low in total viewers. Mom (1... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 17:51:42

Esposito Talks “The Mandalorian” Filming Style

Production has been underway on the first live-action “Star Wars” series, “The Mandalorian,” since late last year with Jon Favreau steering the ship of the show. As previously reported, this marks the first major “Star Wars” project to film its soundstage scenes i... #

Darkhorizons | 19.4.2019 17:41:07

Lorraine Warren Dies: Paranormal Investigator & Subject Of ‘The Conjuring’ Films Was 92

Lorraine Warren, a noted paranormal investigator and author who, along with her husband Ed, was the subject of James Wan’s The Conjuring films, has died. Warren died “peacefully in her sleep,” Thursday night according to Facebook posts by her grandson Chris McKinnell and The New En... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 17:40:35

Clint Eastwood Eyes Directing Ballad of Richard Jewell

Joseph BaxterApr 19, 2019 Fact-based drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell appears to be Clint Eastwood’s next directorial effort.Clint Eastwood may be pushing 90 years old (he turns 89 on May 31), but he’s still got plenty of creative fuel in his proverbial tank; a notion supported by a report that he... #

Den of Geek | 19.4.2019 17:38:39

‘The Prom’ Director Casey Nicholaw: Thanksgiving Kisses, Broadway Babies And A Date With Netflix – Tony Watch

Last Thanksgiving, Broadway’s The Prom had just recently opened at the Longacre Theatre when it took part in the annual Macy’s parade. Performing the musical’s big finale number “Time To Dance,” the show essentially introduced itself to a nationwide audience that holida... #netflix #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 17:30:55

“Endgame” Gets An Audi Short & Ending Praise

Marvel Studios and Disney have snagged some impressive commercial partners for the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” including car manufacturer Audi who has released something more substantial than the usual tie-in commercial. The company has dropped a full 2.5-minute short film, of which onl... #

Darkhorizons | 19.4.2019 17:27:47

Avicii Remembered by Friends and Collaborators on the Anniversary of His Death

With Saturday marking the first anniversary since Avicii’s death, friends and collaborators spoke with SiriusXM about their favorite memories with the prolific Swedish DJ. Avicii, whose birth name is Tim Bergling, died of an apparent suicide on April 20, 2018 at the age of 28. His family has establi... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 17:25:43

YouTube Orders Marques Brownlee ‘Retro Tech’ Original Series

YouTube has turned to one of its homegrown stars — technology vlogger Marques Brownlee, aka “MKBHD” — for its newest original series. The video platform has greenlit series “Retro Tech” featuring Brownlee, in which he’ll unbox and review vintage technology p... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 17:19:54

“La Llorona” Nabs Strong U.S. Previews

The James Wan-produced horror film “The Curse of La Llorona” (aka. “The Curse of the Weeping Woman”), is tipped to top the Easter Holiday weekend with the Warner Bros. title nabbing an impressive $2.75 million in Thursday night previews. That’s above the $2.3 million pr... #

Darkhorizons | 19.4.2019 17:18:23

Marques Brownlee’s ‘Retro Tech’ Docuseries Gets Green Light On YouTube

YouTube has given a green light to Retro Tech, a docuseries from YouTube star Marques Brownlee, based on Brownlee’s Dope Tech series, from Vox Media Studios. In the series, Brownlee, known by his channel name MKBHD, unboxes, reviews, and reveals the greatest vintage tech-driven products that d... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 17:16:33

‘Exorcist’ Star Max Von Sydow Doesn’t Let Age Define His Roles

Max von Sydow turned 90 this month, which is a milestone for most people, but age has always seemed incidental to the actor. When he played the elderly, frail Father Merrin in “The Exorcist,” von Sydow was 44 — meaning he was the same age Bradley Cooper is today. In the 1950s, von Sydow had […... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 17:15:06

TV Review: HBO’s ‘Gentleman Jack’

“Nature played a challenging trick on me, didn’t she?” Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) first utters this sentence with an arch amusement, but over the course of Sally Wainwright’s new drama “Gentleman Jack,” she repeats the sentiment with pride, exhaustion and defianc... #

Variety | 19.4.2019 17:11:15

The Best Movies in Theaters Right Now

While we're overwhelmed with what to watch at home with so many streaming services offering so many choices, not to mention the age of Peak TV, the theater can be somewhat forgotten. And yet we will always advocate for theaters because they're unique settings where you can truly become lost ... #

Collider | 19.4.2019 17:10:35

XIII Remake: Release Date and Trailer

Matthew ByrdApr 19, 2019 Cel-shaded FPS XIII is getting a remake that we bet David Duchovny didn't ask for. XIII, a strange relic of the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube era that has as many fans as it does detractors, is getting a somewhat surprising remake that's set to release later this year."... #trailer #

Den of Geek | 19.4.2019 17:02:13

Netflix Starts Testing Random Episode Button

Netflix is testing a button to play random episodes of select TV shows, the company confirmed Friday morning. “We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app,” a Netflix spokesperson told Variety. “These tests typi... #netflix #

Variety | 19.4.2019 17:01:26

Exclusive: Full Moon Features to Live-Stream the Production of 10 Horror Movies with ‘Deadly Ten’

Full Moon Features, the production studio behind thePuppet Master franchise and cult classics likeCastle Freak, is inviting horror fans into the filmmaking process like never before. Today, Full Moon Features announcesDeadly Ten "animmersive cinematic initiative that will see Full Moon Features bold... #

Collider | 19.4.2019 17:01:08

Inside the Music of Netflix’s ‘Ingress: The Animation’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Ingress: The Animation” hit last fall in Japan, but the global release doesn’t hit Netflix until April 30, fortunately, it’s bringing a little something new to the show based on Niantic’s other popular video game. The global version of the show will feature a new music... #netflix #

Variety | 19.4.2019 17:00:12