Harvey Weinstein Slammed By TWC For “Decades Of Predatory Sexual Behavior”
Turns out that the Weinstein Company doesn't want any help from its much accused former co-chair Harvey Weinstein, nor does it feel any particular need to accelerate court proceedings for him or hand over all the files he is requesting. And Bob Weinstein doesn’t think he should be compared to his older brother at all when it comes to how they conduct themselves with women.
TWC made all that very clear today in an opposition to Harvey Weinstein’s lawsuit filed on October 26… Read
Beyonce Officially Joins Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Movie As It Sets Cast
Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King has added a queen to the cast — Queen Bey to be specific. Beyonce Knowles-Carter has joined the cast in the adaptation of the Disney classic as Nala.
There were rumblings that the multi-hyphenate superstar was going to star in the Disney project, but her role was made Facebook official today. She will join Donald Glover as Simba; Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar; and James Earl Jones, who will reprise his role as Mufasa from… Read
‘Mudbound’s Dee Rees On Telling A Sprawling Post-World War II Story – The Contenders London Video
“I was automatically attracted to it because in order to tell these sorts of stories, you have to tell them right,” Jason Mitchell told Deadline’s Joe Utichi recently at the inaugural The Contenders London, regarding writer-director Dee Rees’ Netflix period drama Mudbound. “They always have something missing — they always have a punch that's held, they always have something that's drawn back — and I was telling Dee, 'If all the right people get in the right places with… Read
‘Daytime Divas’ Canceled By VH1 After One Season
VH1 is saying goodnight to Daytime Divas. The satirical series based on the 2011 book Satan's Sisters by Star Jones, one of the original co-hosts of The View, is ending after one season, Deadline has confirmed.
With the cancellation of Daytime Divas, and The Breaks and Hit the Floor moving to BET, VH1 is becoming an unscripted-only network.
The series wrapped with a two-hour finale on July 31, during which Maxine (Vanessa Williams) was arrested for her husband's murder… Read
Russia Hangs Over Facebook’s Earnings Call; Mark Zuckerberg Says He’s “Dead Serious” About It
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tackled Russia’s use of the giant social network as a propaganda platform at the start of the earnings call today to discuss Q3 earnings, saying he’s “dead serious” about cracking down on such malicious abuses.
Zuckerberg pledged to meet the problem head-on, doubling the number of people working on safety and security, bolstering the engineering resources devoted to tackling the problem and improving artificial intelligence to do a better job… Read
Lionsgate, Appian Way To Make Ulysses S. Grant Film; Option Ron Chernow Bio
EXCLUSIVE: Lionstate and Appian Way have acquired movie rights to Grant, the new bestselling Ron Chernow biography of Ulysses S. Grant. David James Kelly has been set to adapt. Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Washington: A Life, whose Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning musical Hamilton. Pic will be produced by Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson, with Chernow the exec producer.
The book was… Read
Anonymous Content Taps Matthew Velkes For COO Post
Anonymous Content has appointed Matthew Velkes to the post of Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing strategic elements of the company's growth. He will work closely with the partners of the production/management company and repor to founder and CEO Steve Golin.
Velkes spent the last decade at Village Roadshow Pictures Group, most recently as COO and prior to that, as the company's CFO. While at Village Roadshow, Velkes managed day-to-day operations and… Read
‘Four Weddings And a Funeral’ Anthology Series From Mindy Kaling In Works At Hulu
EXCLUSIVE: A romantic comedy classic, Four Weddings and a Funeral, is headed to television. Hulu is developing an hourlong anthology series inspired by the the 1994 British movie to be written and executive produced by The Mindy Project creator, executive producer and star Mindy Kaling and executive producer Matt Warburton.
The duo executive produce with Richard Curtis, who wrote the movie; Jonathan Prince, who was instrumental in putting the project together; Tim Bevan… Read
Patty Jenkins On Brett Ratner: “Extremely Distressed” Over Allegations
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins who presented the now disgraced producer Brett Ratner with the Tree of Life Award of his philanthropic work for Israel over the weekend has now spoken up on Twitter after the Los Angeles Times disclosed that six women, including actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn, said they were sexually harassed by the director. Ratner’s lawyer Marty Singer has denied the allegations made from all six women.
Jenkins' stepped in to give the… Read
ABC Buys Cop Drama From Liz Friedlander & The Mark Gordon Co. As Put Pilot
The auspices behind last season’s ABC/Mark Gordon Company legal drama Conviction are reuniting for another project. ABC has given a put pilot commitment to an untitled cop drama from Conviction co-creator Liz Friedlander and the MGC.
Written and directed by Friedlander, the project is described as a character-driven procedural that follows the first female partnership in an elite division of the LAPD, where the two detectives use their particular set of skills to tackle… Read
Emotional Wendy Williams Talks About Passing Out On Live TV: “It Was Really Scary”
Wendy Williams opened up Wednesday about her fainting spell the day before on live TV on her The Wendy Williams Show.
"First of all. I was trending all day. Fabulous!" Williams said, regarding the incident Tuesday. "A lot of people thought it was a joke. Me fainting on my set. You know I don't want to fall. I'm a tall woman and it's a long way down. I'm also a woman of a particular age and I'm not trying to break anything. I don't do stunts and jokes for you. I don’t need… Read
World Series Game 6 Scores 2nd Best Viewership Since 2009; Steady With 2016 – Update
UPDATE, 2:15 PM: With just hours until Game 7 of this year's World Series kicks off and Los Angeles and Houston holding their breath on who will be the champion, the final numbers for last night's Game 6 are in.
Extremely steady with last year's Game 6 where the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians and forced a Game 7, last night's Dodgers winning Game 6 snared 22.2 million viewers for Fox. That's a dip of 5% from last year to hit home plate as the second most watched… Read