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‘Rellik’ & ‘The Miniaturist’ Head To China Via Streaming Service iQIYI

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Cinemax and BBC crime drama Rellik and PBS/BBC co-production The Miniaturist are heading to China after All3Media International closed its first-ever drama deal in the country. Both series have been picked up by Chinese digital platform iQIYI, which has more than 20M streaming subscribers. Rellik, which is produced by New Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures, stars Game Of Thrones' Richard Dormer and The Crown's Jodi Balfour. The six-part drama, written by The Missing… »

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BBC Upgrades Scandinavian Crime Drama ‘The Bridge’ To BBC Two

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The BBC has upgraded Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge — moving the series from digital station BBC Four to mainstream channel BBC Two. The final series of the Swedish/Danish co-production, which is produced by Endemol Shine Group's Filmlance International and Nimbus Film, will air in 2018 after the UK broadcaster closed a deal with distributor Zdf Enterprises. It will see the return of Saga and Henrik, played by Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhart, as they attempt to solve… »

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review: Lots To Be Thankful For In ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator’s New Amazon Series

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With traffic jams and family affairs upon us for Thanksgiving, there are really just two things you need to know about Amazon's November 29-launching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. First, the adjective in the title of the Amy Sherman-Palladino-created series is more than apt, and the Beat Generation-set dramedy starring Rachel Brosnahan is well worth a binge. Second, what was Jeff Bezos’ streaming service thinking scheduling Mrs. Maisel for next week? As I say in my video… »

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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ To Take On Harvey Weinstein Scandal

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No big surprise here, but NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, known for its use of “ripped from the headlines” storylines, will use the Harvey Weinstein scandal as inspiration for an episode later this season. However, the episode won’t be set in the entertainment biz; it will focus on the airline industry. Executive producer Michael Chernuchin told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the Weinstein storyline, that the writers decided instead to explore the… »

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CBS On Carriage Dispute With Dish: “We Remain Far Apart On Terms”

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Updated at 11:55Am Pt with Dish comment: CBS says it and Dish Network “remain far apart on terms,” meaning the carriage dispute affecting customers in 18 U.S. markets could drag on, which is especially unwelcome news for football fans on the eve of the pigskin-packed Thanksgiving holiday period. The dispute that caused CBS to go dark for Dish customers before dawn Tuesday in major markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Dallas could last a while, based on the latest… »

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TV Academy & City Of L.A. Hit By HBO’s Nancy Lesser In $1M+ Suit Over Emmy Fall

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Anyone who knows Nancy Lesser knows that HBO's Evp of media and talent rarely makes a misstep. However, as a more than $1 million lawsuit filed yesterday makes clear, that literally was not the case on the night of the 2016 Emmys when the exec took a big fall outside the Microsoft Theatre that left her severely sidelined with a fractured pelvis and other injuries. Now, in an injuries and negligence lawsuit before La Superior Court, Lesser wants the TV Academy, the City of… »

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Clip: Six Seconds Of Chris Pratt & Dino Baby

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Some people never learn: Chris Pratt’s Owen doesn’t seem to have figured out that raptors don’t make good pets, though this six-second tease for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tweeted out today by exec producer Colin Trevorrow does makes a good case for the cuteness of dino babies. "From our Jurassic family to yours," Trevorrow tweeted a day ahead of Thanksgiving, with the accompanying teaser clip showing a charmed Owen Brady (Pratt) chin-petting a purring baby raptor. A… »

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Netflix Ends Golden Globes Party Partnership With The Weinstein Company

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Updated: Ever since Netflix joined the list of companies hosting a Golden Globes bash, the Internet network had been partnered with The Weinstein Company. With TWC’s reputation hit by the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal and the future of the company in limbo as it is attempting a fire sale, Netflix is going solo. “We have no plans to partner with other studios for upcoming events,” a rep for the streaming giant said in a statement to Deadline. TWC and Netflix… »

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‘Chicago Med’ Season 3 Premiere Off From Series Debut But Improves Slot, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Eyes Finale Ratings Low

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NBC’s Chicago Med kicked off its third season last night with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and 6.2 million total viewers (Live+same day), airing behind hit This Is Us (2.5, 9.3 million). That was well below the Chicago Med’s series preview last fall (2.2, 8.6 million) in the Tuesday 9 Pm slot with a similar size lead-in from The Voice (2.6 in 18-49). Still, even if it undergoes a downward adjustment as post-This Is Us dramas sometimes do, Chicago Med will be ahead of the 1.0… »

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Netflix Greenlights Colombian Original Series From ‘Narcos’ Producer

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Netflix is teaming with Narcos producer Dynamo on its first Colombian original series, set to debut worldwide on the internet entertainment service in 2019. Oscar-nominated Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent, Birds of Passage) will executive produce. Production is slated to begin summer 2018. Written by Carlos Contreras (El Chapo, I Dream In Another Language), the as-yet untitled series will follow a young detective and her partner deep into the Amazon, on the border of… »

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Nick Carter Accused Of Rape By Melissa Schuman; Says He’s “Shocked & Saddened” By Allegation

22 November 2017 8:23 AM, PST

Singer/reality TV personality Nick Carter has been accused of rape by former Dream singer Melissa Schuman. He denies the allegation. Schuman, now 33, alleged in a blog post that Carter raped her in his Santa Monica apartment when she was 18 and he was 22, on a day off from shooting The Hollow in 2002, in which they both starred. "I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman's accusations,” Carter told People in a statement. “Melissa never expressed to me while we were… »

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Will Ferrell & Molly Shannon To Host Amazon’s Live Rose Parade Coverage – Sort Of

22 November 2017 7:43 AM, PST

Amazon is teaming with Funny or Die on a live stream of the 2018 Rose Parade hosted by Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan — but wait. On a closer look you might recognize the “longtime hosting duo” as Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon. “Cord and Tish” announced The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish today in a video (see above). The event will stream live on Amazon Prime Video on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8 Am Pt/11 Am Et. “Tish… »

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Russell Simmons’ Accuser Tells Megyn Kelly ‘He Actually Apologized’

22 November 2017 7:30 AM, PST

Update, with video Former model Keri Claussen Khalighi told Megyn Kelly this morning that music mogul Russell Simmons has privately apologized to her for sexually assaulting her, despite his public insistence that what happened in 1991, when she was 17 years old, was consensual. “Russell and I have actually had a face-to-face confrontation about what happened, we’ve had phone conversations where there was no dispute about what we were taking about,” Khalighi told Kelly… »

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‘CBS This Morning’ Reports New Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct At CBS By Ex-Anchor Charlie Rose

22 November 2017 5:06 AM, PST

A day after CBS This Morning co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell had a candid discussion about former colleague Charlie Rose’s absence from the set, King and Bianna Golodryga, who was filling in for vacationing Norah O’Donnell, reported more bad news about Rose’s CBS tenure. Rose was fired by CBS on Tuesday and PBS canceled his long-running talk show in the wake of a Washington Post report detailing his unwanted sexual advances and misconduct involving eight women… »

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Actors, Musicians Remember David Cassidy: “This Loss Is Huge,” Co-Star Danny Bonaduce Says

21 November 2017 8:26 PM, PST

Hollywood took to Twitter to remember The Partridge Family singer-actor David Cassidy, who has died from organ failure. Musicians and actors alike expressed their condolences and shared memories about the influence of the former teen heartthrob. Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson said, “I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together.” Actor-musician Marie Osmond sent… »

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Stephen Colbert Addresses Donald Trump Endorsement Of “Creme-De-La Creep” Roy Moore

21 November 2017 7:39 PM, PST

Today, Donald Trump made a veiled endorsement of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Of course, Stephen Colbert had some things to say about it on The Late Show. “With all the recent sexual abuse allegations, the 'Creme-De-La Creep' is Alabama senator candidate and founder of 'Take a Daughter From School Day' Roy Moore,” said Colbert. He then played footage of Trump’s presser earlier today when he said… »

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David Cassidy Dies: ‘Partridge Family’ Star & Pop Singer Was 67

21 November 2017 6:09 PM, PST

David Cassidy, the former teen heartbreaker who starred on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family and had a handful of pop hits, has died, days after reports surfaced that he was suffering organ failure. He was 67 and suffered from dementia, complicated by liver and kidney shut-downs. Cassidy had been hospitalized in Florida. His family issued a statement tonight: “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father… »

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Buzz Belmondo Dies: ‘Out Of This World’ Actor & Comic Was 70

21 November 2017 6:01 PM, PST

Buzz Belmondo, a comedian, actor and writer who was a regular on the syndicated sitcom Out of This World and recurred on Baywatch, died Tuesday of blood cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 70, His friend and longtime comedy partner Brad Slaight confirmed the news. Born Lorenzo Matawaran on February 20, 1947, in San Francisco, Belmondo began his decades-long career in the San Francisco comedy scene. He was a regular at the famed Holy City Zoo comedy club that launched… »

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‘Chicago P.D.’s Jason Beghe Investigated By NBC For “Inappropriate Behavior” Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

21 November 2017 4:30 PM, PST

Chicago P.D. lead Jason Beghe was investigated by NBC and Wolf Entertainment in 2016 for “inappropriate behavior” when the actor faced complaints from several  members of the cast and crew that some said constituted sexual harassment. "When it was brought to our attention that there were concerns about inappropriate behavior on set, we promptly began an investigation in partnership with Human Resources and all parties involved,” the network, Universal Television and Wolf… »

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Tig Notaro To Host Artios Awards; Nicole Kidman To Present Award To Kevin Huvane

21 November 2017 2:52 PM, PST

Exclusive: Comedian-actress Tig Notaro is set to host the Los Angeles ceremony of the Casting Society of America’s 33rd annual Artios Awards which will include Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman presenting CAA Partner and Managing Director, Kevin Huvane, with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. For the New York ceremony, comedian and Patti Cake$ actress Bridget Everett has been tapped to host. “As a 5’5” 115 lb SAG-aftra actor, I’m thrilled to be… »

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