Marvel’s Feige On 2020, “Widow” Rating

Almost five years ago, Marvel Studios held an event which laid out the plans for their ‘Phase 3’ films – setting the release dates and titles for their films through to 2019 and, despite the odd subtraction or addition, that schedule has been followed. We’re now at the end of... #marvel

Darkhorizons | 23.2.2019 7:03:06

Bill Maher Slams Jussie Smollett As A Gift To Fox News (And A Lousy Actor)

Update, with video added Bill Maher figures there’s at least one beneficiary of Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax attack: Fox News.“Fox News will dine out on this,” Maher said during the panel discussion on tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Earlier in the show, during t...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 4:41:17

R. Kelly Indicted On 10 Felony Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse With Minors

UPDATE, 8:45 PM: R. Kelly has voluntarily surrendered and is confirmed to be in policy custody in Cook County, Ill, according to a police spokesman. A bond hearing will be held on Saturday afternoon.Kelly faces several counts, all Class 2 felonies in Illinois, and a probational offense that carries ...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 4:33:14

It’ll Take a ‘Village’ to Salute the Kinks at Tribute Show Saturday

The Kinks’ classic 1968 album “The Village Green Preservation Society” has always needed some fervent champions to keep its reputation alive, or even to keep it in print, in the 50 years since it first came out and proved to be a massive flop. You could give a name to the fervent cult that’s made [&...

Variety | 23.2.2019 4:21:30

Venezuela ‘Live Aid’ Concert Blocked As Tensions Rise On Colombia Border

Tensions are high along the border between Colombia and Venezuela, as a major push to deliver humanitarian aid could descend into violence on Saturday.On Friday, musicians held a Live Aid Venezuela concert in border town Cucuta, Colombia to pressure Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to let humanitari...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 4:19:24

How the ‘Rich Eisen Show’ Mixes Sports and Showbiz in an Entertaining Mix

Walking through the El Segundo studio where veteran sportscaster Rich Eisen tapes his daily “Rich Eisen Show,” the sheer density of sports memorabilia is overwhelming — everything from game balls to jerseys, gear, autographs and uncountable photos are crammed onto every inch of wall and desk space. ...

Variety | 23.2.2019 3:06:24

Bioware Maps Out The Next Three Months of ‘Anthem’ following Launch

BioWare has detailed the next 90 days of content updates and events scheduled to be introduced to the recently launched “Anthem”. The roadmap is broken down by months, starting with the February launch of “Anthem” which will see the addition of three freeplay events – O...

Variety | 23.2.2019 2:54:56

Precious Harris Dies: Sister Of VH1 Reality Star/Rapper T.I. Was 66

Precious Harris, older sister of rapper and VH1 reality show star T.I. of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, died today of injuries sustained in a car accident last week. She was 66.Harris had three children, including Kayama Chapman, Avis Chapman-Reese and Kareem "Plug" Chapman. Harris&#...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 2:52:26

Talent Agents Fire Back At WGA’s “Attempt To Divide” With “Misinformation And Myths”; Guild Responds – Update

UPDATED with WGA statement: The Association of Talents Agents has fired back at the Writers Guild, claiming that the WGA's attempts to "divide" the agency business to kill off packaging deals and force them out of the production business is filled with "misinformation and myths."WGA West preside...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 2:37:29

TV Review: ‘Whiskey Cavalier’

The crux of “Whiskey Cavalier” can be found right in its protagonist’s name. “Will Chase” is a purposefully ridiculous wink of a name that tries to be both debonair and very silly all at once, just like the FBI agent (played by Scott Foley) to which it belongs. This isn...

Variety | 23.2.2019 2:30:29

Notes On The Season: New Jersey Bookies Betting On Oscar; ‘Roma’ Stars Bid Farewell To The Circuit; Tarantino Saves Film Projection

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.And now it all comes down to this. On Sunday at the Dolby Theatre, the long, often bruising movie awards season comes to an end. And not a moment too soon. The predictions will end and the real winners will emerge as the 91st Annual...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 2:28:58

R. Kelly Turns Himself in to Chicago Police

R. Kelly, who was indicted Friday afternoon on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, turned himself in to a Chicago police station on Friday night. He is set to appear for a bond hearing on Saturday. — Megan Crepeau (@crepeau) February...

Variety | 23.2.2019 2:23:40

Film News Roundup: ‘The Favourite’ Director Yorgos Lanthimos Boards Crime Drama

In today’s film news roundup, Yorgos Lanthimos has set up a crime drama, “Here Lies Daniel Tate” is being adapted, and Donna Langley becomes a member of the USC film school board. DIRECTOR HIRED “The Favourite” producer-director Yorgos Lanthimos has signed on to write a...

Variety | 23.2.2019 2:00:44

‘The Umbrella Academy’: Aidan Gallagher on Playing a 58-Year-Old Teenager

Based on the popular and award-winning Dark Horse Comics graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy follows the “children” of Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), a billionaire industrialist who adopt...

Collider | 23.2.2019 1:48:53

KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous Death Ruled Accidental By County Coroner

UPDATED with cause of death: KTLA anchor Chris Burrous’s death has been ruled accidental, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.Burrous died on Dec. 27 from what the coroner called methamphetamine toxicity, authorities said today. Other contributing factors in Burrous'...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 1:45:36

Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48. “Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ reps said in a statement. “He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for hi...

Variety | 23.2.2019 1:43:31

Brody Stevens Dies: Stand-Up Comedian And Film/TV Actor Was 48

Brody Stevens, a regular at Los Angeles comedy clubs and a character actor in numerous film and television productions, died today. No cause of death or location was provided by his representatives.Born in Los Angeles as Steven James Brody, he briefly lived in Sacramento before returning to the Vall...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 1:25:52

Malik Yoba to Reprise Role in ‘New York Undercover’ Reboot at ABC

Malik Yoba, who starred as Detective J.C. Williams in the 90s show “New York Undercover,” is set to reprise the role in the ABC reboot, sources tell Variety. Picking up 20 years after the end of the original series, “New York Undercover” will follow detectives Nat Gilmore and...

Variety | 23.2.2019 1:06:38

‘Wrecked’s Will Greenberg Joins NBC’s Bradley Whitford Musical Pilot As TBS Comedy Series Faces Uncertain Future

EXCLUSIVE: Wrecked co-star Will Greenberg has been cast as one of the leads opposite Bradley Whitford and Anna Camp inNBC's church choir comedy pilot (fka All Together Now) starring and executive produced by Whitford, from Lesley Wake Webster, Jason Winer and 20th Century Fox TV.Greenberg plays ...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 1:05:37

Album Review: Gary Clark Jr.’s ‘This Land’

Not that many years ago, people were talking about Gary Clark Jr. in terms of his ability to revive a fairly commercially moribund genre: the blues. But his third full-length studio album, “This Land,” makes good on his potential to make a record that fits quite nicely within the larger realm of mai...

Variety | 23.2.2019 0:43:00

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 | 23.2.2019 0:40:44

Oscars Pregame Warmup: Watch Deadline’s Reviews Of All Eight Best Picture Nominees

Over the past year, beginning in February withBlack Panther and ending in December withVice,I did video reviews of all of what eventually became the eight nominees for Best Picture at the 91st annual Academy Awards.Check them all out and see which one you think will take the Oscars’ big prize ...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 0:36:12

Hollywood Agents Blast Writers Guild Over New Proposals

The war between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood agents has escalated as the two sides battle over the rules on how writers are represented. The latest volley emerged Friday from Karen Stuart, executive director of the Association of Talent Agents, who accused WGA leaders of misleading its...

Variety | 23.2.2019 0:34:59

‘New York Undercover’ Star Malik Yoba To Reprise Role In ABC Reboot Pilot

Malik Yoba, star ofDick Wolf's 1990s series New York Undercover, has been tapped to star in the contemporary reboot of the cop drama, which has a pilot order at ABC. The project hailsfrom Wolf, Hand of Godcreator Ben Watkins and director Anthony Hemingway.Yoba will reprise his role as J.C. Willi...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 0:30:48

Which Film Stands To Gain The Most At The B.O. From An Oscar Best Picture Win? Perhaps None Of Them

Yes, that’s exactly right: Should Netflix’sRomaor Disney/Marvel’sBlack Panthertake Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday, forget about any type of halo effect at the box office.In either case, Netflix is the winner in regards to eyeballs: Both titles are available to watch on the st...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 0:24:22

Nathaniel Arcand Cast In CBS’ ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ Spinoff From Dick Wolf

EXCLUSIVE: Nathaniel Arcand (Cold Pursuit) has been cast opposite Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Roxy Sternberg and Kellan Lutz in FBI: Most Wanted, the planted spinoff of Dick Wolf's freshman CBS drama series FBI. The spinoff has a series commitment, making an episodic...

Deadline | 23.2.2019 0:17:52

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’: J.J. Abrams on Billy Dee Williams & Wanting Fans to Feel Satisfied

J.J. Abramsjust wrapped production onStar Wars: Episode IX, which means he nowofficially been thrown into the Hunger Games of press for the next ten months -- everyone, everywhere is going to be coming at him with all they got, and knowing Lucasfilm's secrecy (not to mention Abrams' famed "m... #star-wars

Collider | 22.2.2019 23:59:38

DIGA Studios Opens LA Office, Taps Lionsgate TV’s A.J. Morewitz As Head Of Scripted

DIGA Studios, recently acquired by the Allyance Media Group, is expanding its West Coast presence, opening an LA office, and hiring former Lionsgate TV SVP Development A.J. Morewitz as EVP, Head of Scripted. In his new position, Morewitz will be charged with overseeing DIGA’s scripted content,...

Deadline | 22.2.2019 23:43:36

EA Australia Studio Firemonkeys Suffers Layoffs, Takes Over ‘Sims Mobile’

Electronic Arts Australia developer Firemonkeys has been hit by layoffs following a decision by the publisher to reorganize staff to focus on live services, an EA spokesperson tells Variety. Firemonkeys will now be taking over the development of “The Sims Mobile” from the Maxis Mobile te...

Variety | 22.2.2019 23:34:46

Oscars Ratings Drop Sees ABC Offering Advertisers Guarantees For First Time

EXCLUSIVE: The Academy Awards looks to be going without a designated host on Sunday for the first time since 1989, but broadcaster ABC had to break some new ground this year in the era of plummeting ratings.Even before the host and category chaos that have hobbled the ceremony in recent weeks, the D...

Deadline | 22.2.2019 23:31:29

Cesar Awards: Xavier Legrand’s ‘Custody’ Wins Best Film

Xavier Legrand’s feature debut “Custody,” a tense portrait of a family torn by domestic violence, won best film, actress (for Lea Drucker), and original screenplay at the 44th Cesar Awards, which took place at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The awards are France’s highest film honors. ...

Variety | 22.2.2019 23:18:54

Up-and-Comer of the Month: ‘High Flying Bird’ Star Melvin Gregg

When I went to see Steven Soderbergh's Netflix drama High Flying Bird, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that it was about an agent in the middle of an NBA lockout, it was shot on an iPhone, and it starred André Holland, who worked with Soderbergh on The Knick. I left wowed by his per...

Collider | 22.2.2019 23:14:31

‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Late Show’ Teams Win At Publicists Guild Awards

The publicity teams and campaigns behind Warner Bros’ breakout and groundbreaking romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert led by CBS TV Studios’ Ryan Aguirre won the marquee Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship of the Year awards for film and...

Deadline | 22.2.2019 23:08:06

‘Locke & Key’: Michael Morris To Direct First Two Episodes Of Netflix Drama

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Morris is set to direct the first two episodes of Locke & Key, Netflix's adaptation of Joe Hill's comic, from Hill, Carlton Cuse and IDW Entertainment. Morris also will serve as an executive producer on the first episode.Locke & Key is a horror-fantasy series that ... #netflix

Deadline | 22.2.2019 23:02:36

KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous’ Cause of Death Released

An investigative report on KTLA anchor Chris Burrous has determined that his cause of death was attributed to methamphetamine toxicity, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Burrous, 43, was found unconscious at a motel in Glendale, Calif on December 27, and later died at the h...

Variety | 22.2.2019 23:01:48

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Steps Down From Company’s Board

Twitter co-founder Evan “Ev” Williams is stepping down from the company’s board, Twitter announced in a SEC filing Friday afternoon. Williams will depart from the board at the end of this month, according to the filing. “It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what...

Variety | 22.2.2019 23:01:24

‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Win Publicity Campaign Awards

Hollywood publicists have selected “Crazy Rich Asians” as the top movie publicity campaign for 2018 and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” as the best television campaign. Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” topped the campaigns for Disney’s “Bla...

Variety | 22.2.2019 22:55:34