Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Promise “Aggressive Defense” On Criminal Charges

Less than an hour after Jussie Smollett was indicted on multiple felony charges stemming from claims of a racist and homophobic assault last month, the Empire actor’s attorneys have leapt to his defense, literally and figuratively. “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presump...

Deadline | 21.2.2019 1:51:37

Ryan Kadro Will Join Quibi to Oversee News Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

Ryan Kadro left CBS News several weeks ago, but he isn’t leaving the news business. Kadro, the former executive producer of “CBS This Morning” is set to join Quibi, the company led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman that is devoted to short-form content. Kadro is expected to ove...

Variety | 21.2.2019 1:24:49

‘Lost Boys’: Tyler Posey, Kiele Sanchez, Medalion Rahimi & Dakota Shapiro Star, Catherine Hardwicke To Direct CW Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: The CW’s The Lost Boys pilot has cast most of its leads. Former Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey and Kingdom alum Kiele Sanchez have been tapped for two of the three central characters, with Medalion Rahimi (Still Star-Crossed) and Dakota Shapiro (Valley of the Boom) also landing lead rol...

Deadline | 21.2.2019 1:21:29

Michael B. Jordan Launches Outlier Fellowship Intern & Mentor Program For Underrepresented Youth

EXCLUSIVE: Michael B. Jordan and his Outlier Society production company continue to make waves and set the bar in the industry when it comes to advocacy and representation. It is launching the Outlier Fellowship, an initiative he announced Wednesday during the Obama Foundation's MBK Rising!, a n...

Deadline | 21.2.2019 1:08:53

Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report, the Chicago police said Wednesday. “Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. Smo...

Variety | 21.2.2019 1:03:54

Disney And Lantern Near Settlement For Weinstein Co. Film And TV Projects

As Lantern Entertainment looks to fully exploit the assets it acquired as part of its $289 million acquisition of The Weinstein Company assets, it is close to reaching a significant settlement with Disney, a stakeholder in some of the company’s film and titles.A person familiar with the discus... #disney

Deadline | 21.2.2019 0:58:20

Coast Guard Lieutenant Targeted CNN, MSNBC Anchors and Democrats for Attacks

Anchors at CNN and MSNBC and prominent Democrats were targeted for attack by a Coast Guard lieutenant arrested Friday on a firearms charge, according to federal prosecutors in Maryland. In court documents revealed Wednesday, prosecutors describe the firearms and controlled substance charges Christop...

Variety | 21.2.2019 0:57:49

Jussie Smollett Indicted With Criminal Charges; ‘Empire’ Star’s Surrender Sought – UPDATE

UPDATE, 4: 53 PM:In a turn of events almost unthinkable just over three weeks ago when an alleged assault was first revealed, Jussie Smollett has just been indicted on criminal charges by Chicago prosecutors.With Chicago police having now abandoned seeking another interview with the Empire star, the...

Deadline | 21.2.2019 0:53:15

Sean Hannity To Interview Lara Logan About “Liberal Media Bias”

Fox News Channel said this afternoon that primetime star/Donald Trump BFF Sean Hannity will interview former CBS News star Lara Logan on Wednesday night’s show.The booking comes as Logan made headlines this week when she gave an interview to a conservative podcast in which she compared Breitba...

Deadline | 21.2.2019 0:26:11

Kevin Costner, Diane Lane to Reunite in Suspense Thriller ‘Let Him Go’

Focus Features has tapped Kevin Costner and Diane Lane to star as a husband and wife in the suspense thriller “Let Him Go.” The two also collaborated on “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Thomas Bezucha (“The Family Stone”) is set...

Variety | 21.2.2019 0:17:48

Ghostbusters 3: Jason Reitman Promises to 'Hand Movie' to Fans, Internet Disapproves

David CrowFeb 20, 2019 Director Jason Reitman says Ghostbusters 3 will "hand movie back to fans." Leading some to ask, how was it ever taken away?There’s been a lot of trepidation around approaching Ghostbusters—like at all in conversation—over the last few years. As you might recall, dire...

Den of Geek | 21.2.2019 0:17:35

Coast Guard Officer Accused Of Terrorist Plot Against MSNBC, CNN Anchors, Dem Politicians & Others

UPDATED with Anderson Cooper remarks: A Coast Guard officer stationed in Washington, D.C., stands accused of plotting a mass terrorist attack whose intended victims include prominent journalists at MSNBC and CNN and Democratic politicians.For now, the suspect is being held only on weapons and drug c...

Deadline | 20.2.2019 23:36:06

TV News Roundup: HBO Drops Trailer for ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ (Watch)

In today’s TV news roundup, HBO released the first official trailer for its upcoming docu-series “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” and Freeform announced three new cast members for its upcoming comedy series “Besties,” starring Jordin Sparks. DATES Netflix’s upcoming docu-... #trailer #hbo

Variety | 20.2.2019 23:30:10

Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Biopic for Netflix

Netflix is in the early stages of developing a Hulk Hogan biopic with Chris Hemsworth attached to star as the wrestling legend and produce. Netflix has obtained the exclusive life rights and consulting services from Terry Gene Bollea AKA Hulk Hogan. Todd Phillips, whose credits include “War Do... #netflix

Variety | 20.2.2019 23:20:49

RiffTrax Announces Three Live Shows for 2019

Gavin JasperFeb 20, 2019 The latest RiffTrax Live Kickstarter is in full effect with three movies on the menu, including an MST3K classic.Watching RiffTrax tends to be a pretty great time, but nothing beats a good ol’ edition of RiffTrax Live. This tradition has lasted a good ten years, starting wit...

Den of Geek | 20.2.2019 23:08:48

Haley Bennett, Jason Clarke, Riley Keough Join ‘The Devil All The Time’ At Netflix

EXCLUSIVE: Haley Bennett, Jason Clarke and Riley Keough have been set for The Devil All the Time, the Antonio Campos-directed drama that Netflix will put into production this month in Alabama. They join Tom Holland, Mia Wasakowska, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen and Sebastian Stan, ... #netflix

Deadline | 20.2.2019 23:05:53

NBC Pilot ‘Like Magic’ Adds ‘Hamilton’s’ Rory O’Malley

Rory O’Malley, best known for his turn as King George in the Broadway run of “Hamilton” as well as the show’s first national tour, has been cast in the upcoming NBC single-camera comedy pilot “Like Magic.” He will play Michael V., the quieter partner in a two-man ...

Variety | 20.2.2019 23:05:23

Video Shows Brothers Linked to Jussie Smollett Attack Buying Items From Alleged Assault

CBS 2 in Chicago has obtained surveillance footage of the two brothers who allegedly attacked “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett buying clothing that Smollett said they wore in the attack. Two men who appear to be Ola and Abel Osundairo are seen in the video with several items, including a r...

Variety | 20.2.2019 23:04:58

‘Utopia’: Dan Byrd & Cory Michael Smith To Co-Star In Amazon Series

EXCLUSIVE: Cougar Town alum Dan Byrd and Gotham‘s Cory Michael Smith have been tapped to co-star opposite Sasha Lane in Utopia, Amazon's adaptation of the British series, written by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn.Utopia follows a group of young adults who meet online that ... #amazon

Deadline | 20.2.2019 23:04:44

TwitchCon 2019 Returns To San Diego Convention Center With Fifth Annual Event

Twitch’s community celebration event TwitchCon will be returning to San Diego for its fifth annual celebration this year in September. Twitch fans will descend upon the San Diego Convention Center on Sep. 27 through Sep. 29 as TwitchCon invites members of the Twitch livestream community, their...

Variety | 20.2.2019 23:00:41

Otto Preminger’s Crime Thriller ‘Bunny Lake Is Missing’ Remake In The Works At Screen Gems

EXCLUSIVE: Bunny Lake is no longer missing. A remake of the 1965 crime thriller Bunny Lake is Missing, is in the early development stages under Sony’s Screen Gem label. The original was directed and produced by Otto Preminger and starred Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, and Keir Dullea.Based on...

Deadline | 20.2.2019 23:00:03

Temple Hill Makes 3-Year Paramount Deal, Reuniting Former Partners Marty Bowen & Par Production President Wyck Godfrey

EXCLUSIVE: Temple Hill has entered a three-year first-look film deal with Paramount Pictures. It puts producer Marty Bowen back in business with Paramount Motion Picture Group president Wyck Godfrey, who co-founded the production shingle with Bowen.They had been partners since Bowen hung up his agen...

Deadline | 20.2.2019 22:46:57

‘Silicon Valley’ Star Zach Woods Joins HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Avenue 5’

Zach Woods is staying in the HBO fold. The actor, who currently stars in the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley,” has been cast in the comedy pilot “Avenue 5” currently in the works at the premium cabler. The project is described as a comedy set in the future, mostly in space.... #hbo

Variety | 20.2.2019 22:30:47

‘Avenue 5’: Zach Woods To Co-Star In Armando Iannucci’s HBO Comedy Pilot

Silicon Valley star Zach Woods is set for a lead role opposite Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura and Rebecca Front in Armando Iannucci's HBO space comedy pilot Avenue 5.Created, written and executive produced by Iannucci, Avenue 5 is set in the future, mostly in space. Woods will play Matt Spencer, hea... #hbo

Deadline | 20.2.2019 22:30:30

Jussie Smollett Named a Suspect by Chicago Police for Filing False Report

Chicago police have named “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as a suspect in a criminal investigation, three weeks after he reported he was the victim of a hate crime. Detectives are presenting evidence to a grand jury, which is expected to determine whether to indict Smollett on a charge of...

Variety | 20.2.2019 22:26:48

Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, the 1975 Win Big at Brit Awards

Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and the 1975 were big winners at Wednesday night’s Brit Awards, taking home the Best British Single (for Harris and Lipa’s “One Kiss”), Album of the Year (for The 1975’s “Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”) as well as Best British Group (the 1975). While the show, lives...

Variety | 20.2.2019 22:25:19

Kevin Costner & Diane Lane To Star In ‘Let Him Go’ Thriller From Focus Features

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will topline Let Him Go, a suspense thriller written and directed by The Family Stone helmer Thomas Bezucha. The pic is at Focus Features and is based on the novel of the same name by Larry Watson.Bezucha will also produce the project with Paula Maz...

Deadline | 20.2.2019 22:25:15

CBS News Says Jeff Glor To Lead North Korea Summit Coverage As ‘Evening News’ Replacement Rumors Abound

CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor will lead the network's division-wide coverage of the U.S.-North Korea summit from Hanoi, Vietnam, for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, CBS News said Wednesday, the same day an “exclusive” war broke out among news outlets reporting yet another ...

Deadline | 20.2.2019 22:20:00

The Best Family Movies on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated: February 20th While the world of streaming has opened up a vast amount of possibilities in terms of viewing options, it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to decide exactly what to choose—especially when you have theentire family on the brain. That’s why we’ve crafted a specially cur... #netflix

Collider | 20.2.2019 22:18:38

Meet Jason Owen, the Mega-Manager Whose Clients Swept the Grammys’ Country Awards

There was a moment on the night of Feb. 10 when manager Jason Owen allowed his mind to “go there.” Could his client, Kacey Musgraves, who by 4 p.m. had already picked up two Grammy Awards — for “Space Cowboy” and “Butterflies,” for best country song and best count...

Variety | 20.2.2019 22:12:28

New ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ Trailer Re-Opens the Infamous Investigation

It's been five years since season 1 of the Serial podcast miraculously gave everyone on the internet their criminology degrees all at the same time, but the conversation still burns around the real-life murder of high-school studentHae Min Lee and the ensuing conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan... #trailer

Collider | 20.2.2019 22:10:10

‘9-1-1’ Trailer: Sharknado Meets Sigalert In Fox Drama’s Midseason Return

“9-1-1, what’s your emergency?” “We’re on the freeway and a man’s been attacked by a shark!” Just when you thought you were safe from ravenous fish on your daily commute — were we ever? — comes the new trailer for Fox’s drama about first re... #trailer

Deadline | 20.2.2019 22:00:30

The Best Movies on HBO Right Now

Last Updated: February 5th For all intents and purposes, HBO is now a streaming service. While it started out as a premium cable channel and is still available for cable subscribers, they recognized the changing landscape and decided to make their programming available separate from a cable package ... #hbo

Collider | 20.2.2019 22:00:14

Epic Pulls ‘Fortnite’ Ads From YouTube After Child Predator Controversy

Epic Games is no longer running “Fortnite” pre-roll ads on YouTube after it was discovered they were playing on videos alleged predators used to exploit children, according to The Verge. The developer has paused all of its pre-roll advertising, which plays before a video starts on the st... #predator

Variety | 20.2.2019 22:00:08

New Video Shows Off Vive Cosmos VR Controllers

There’s still much to be learned about HTC’s Vive Cosmos — like release date, specs, and price — but Wednesday the company released a short teaser video giving a slightly better glimpse of the controllers in action. The new controllers look a bit like rival VR headset Oculus ...

Variety | 20.2.2019 21:58:40

Charter Launches Spectrum TV Essentials, A Sports-Free OTT Service For The Company’s Existing Internet Customers

Charter Communications, the No. 2 cable operator in the U.S., has announced plans to launch Spectrum TV Essentials, an OTT video service for the company’s existing internet customers who don’t already get pay-TV from Spectrum.Rolling out by the end of March, the service will cost $15 a m...

Deadline | 20.2.2019 21:57:19

Chris Hemsworth To Star In Hulk Hogan Movie

Chris Hemsworth has been set to play Hulk Hogan in a movie in the works at Netflix with Todd Phillips directing. John Pollino will write the script with Scott Silver, the latter of whom teamed on Warner Bros’ upcoming The Joker. The biopic is said to center on the rise of Hogan, real name Terr...

Deadline | 20.2.2019 21:55:43

Disney Reportedly Pulls YouTube Ads Over Child-Exploitation Controversy

YouTube is facing yet another big advertiser backlash, with Disney and Epic Games among the marketers said to have pulled their ad spending after the Google-owned video platform was accused of facilitating what a critic described as a “soft-core pedophilia ring.” Vlogger Matt Watson, in ... #disney

Variety | 20.2.2019 21:52:33

SAG-AFTRA, Ad Industry Quietly Launch Contract Negotiations

SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry are quietly launching commercial contract talks on Wednesday, six weeks before the current master contract expires on March 31. Both sides have declined to comment on the talks, which will take place in New York City, and have already agreed to a news blackout ...

Variety | 20.2.2019 21:49:48

Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Netflix Movie

Mike McMahonFeb 20, 2019 Todd Phillips will direct a Hulk Hogan biopic for Netflix, and Chris Hemsworth will star.What'cha gonna do, when Chris Hemsworth, runs wild, on you!That's right, the Thor actor is set to play WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan in an upcoming biopic that will be delivered... #netflix

Den of Geek | 20.2.2019 21:49:02