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Howbow Dah? Leslie Jones Recreates Dr. Phil Meme For Dr. Phil On ‘Tonight’

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Saturday Night Live‘s Leslie Jones took full advantage of last night’s Tonight show appearance by doing in person what thousands of meme imitators could only manage on video: Asking Dr. Phil “howbow dah”? Jimmy Fallon’s viral-savvy Tonight audience clearly needed no backgrounding about the infamous 13-year-old Dr. Phil Show guest who went viral with her ludicrously affected “street” taunt “cash me ousside howbow dah?,” which translates to “catch me outside, how about… »

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‘Good Fight’ Heads To India, Nordics; Alexia Edwards Joins Expectation – Global Briefs

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CBS Studios International has set new offshore deals for its All Access Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight. India's Zee Entertainment has taken pay-tv rights while HBO Nordic will begin streaming all 10 episodes of the first season on June 1 in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Created by Robert and Michelle King, The Good Fight stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie and Delroy Lindo and picks up one year after the events of The Good Wife finale. Tim Hincks… »

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Comcast Beats Q1 Earnings Expectations Helped By Strong Film Sales

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The success of films led by Fifty Shades Darker, Get Out, Split, and Sing helped to overcome sagging cable TV network ad sales in Comcast’s Q1 as it exceeded analyst expectations on both the top and bottom lines. The stock price is up about 3.9% in pre-market trading. The cable and entertainment giant generated $2.57 billion in net income, up 20.2% vs the period last year, on revenues of $20.46 billion, up 8.9%. The Street was looking for revenues of $20.12… »

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’13 Reasons Why’ Nears Season 2 Renewal At Netflix

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It’s not official yet but word is that 13 Reasons Why, Netflix’s adaption of the bestselling 2007 Ya book by Jay Asher, would be getting a second-season renewal soon. That wouldn’t be a surprise — executive produced by Selena Gomez, 13 Reasons Why has been well received by critics and has created buzz on social media, quickly developing a following. There had been talks about how to extend the premise beyond Season 1. The series follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan… »

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‘The Simpsons’ Looks At Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office

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The Simpsons is giving its take on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office — and it’s not a pretty picture. It is a dark and stormy night. A lifeless Sean Spicer hangs from the rafters next to his podium. Kellyanne Conway flees in terror — at the prospect of replacing him. A pair of White House inner-circle power players are attacking each other. And Potus is sitting in bed, phone in hand, books at his sides (including Florida on $10 Million a Day), audibly… »

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Dish Network & Hearst TV End Blackout With New Deal

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Dish Network and Hearst Television have reached a deal on a new multiyear carriage agreement, ending an impasse that has left satellite customers in 26 markets unable to watch the broadcaster's stations since March 3. Terms of the new contract were not disclosed. Hearst has 15 ABC affiliates and 12 with NBC along with a handful of CBS and the CW outlets in markets including Baltimore, Boston, Kansas City and Pittsburgh. Per usual, the companies had disagreed about price… »

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‘Singularity’: Amanda Lund To Star In FX Comedy Pilot

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Amanda Lund is set as a female lead opposite Damon Wayans Jr. in Singularity, FX's futuristic comedy pilot from Sonny Lee (Silicon Valley) and producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Conceived by Lee, the comedy is set in a future when artificial intelligence greatly surpasses human intelligence, resulting in profound changes to our society. Lund will play Anna, an unfailingly optimistic, sweet, book-smart Ph.D. graduate who no longer has use for her degree and finds joy… »

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Espn Layoffs: Jayson Stark & Trent Dilfer Among Several Big Names Let Go By Sports Giant – Update

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Updated, 4:50 Pm: Longtime baseball guy Jayson Stark and veteran NFL analysts Ed Werder and Trent Dilfer are among the dozens of on-air talent and writers laid off by Espn today. Also out are such familiar names as NHL analyst Scott Burnside, legal analyst Roger Cossack and Dodgers reporter Doug Padilla, along with SportsCenter anchors Jade McCarthy, Jaymee Sire, Chris Hassel, Jay Crawford and Darren Hayes. Espn did not release a list people who were laid off — including… »

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‘Downton Abbey’ Global Exhibition Set To Kick Off In June

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NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions are set to launch Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, a fully immersive experience that takes visitors inside the global TV phenom. The multi-year international tour will begin on June 17 in Singapore and then travel throughout the U.S. in 2018 and beyond. The exhibition will connect fans with their favorite characters, costumes and locations, and feature never-before-seen footage. It will also offer a look at the… »

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Vince Vaughn-Produced ‘Fearless With Tim Ferriss’ Gets Premiere Date On Audience Network

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At&T Audience Network has set a May 30 premiere date for its new original series, Fear(less) with Tim Ferriss, featuring self-help guru Tim Ferriss. Fear(less) features in-depth, long-form conversations between bestselling author, entrepreneur, and investor Ferriss and top performers, focusing on how they've overcome fears and made hard decisions, embracing discomfort and thinking big. Ferriss will kick off the series, which airs at 8 Pm, with renowned illusionist David… »

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California Bill To Boost Funding For Hollywood Job Training Passes Committee

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Update, 3:30 Pm: Ab 1664 has passed the Assembly Arts and Entertainment Committee by a 7-0 vote. The proposed bill would expand and increase funding by $1 million for current hands-on training programs geared towards high school and community college students that are run by entertainment unions. Previous, March 8 Pm: California state Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra and Ian Calderon today introduced legislation aimed at building the state's below-the-line workforce by… »

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Studios & WGA Can’t Even Agree On Lost Revenues From Last Strike

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With only six days to go before film and TV writers could launch their second strike in a decade, labor and management still strongly disagree over the impact of the last strike – a troubling sign that could indicate the two sides aren't seeing eye-to-eye about the WGA's willingness to strike again this time. On Monday, after WGA leaders received overwhelming support from their members for strike authorization, the AMPTP said the last strike cost writers "more than $287… »

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Rita Moreno On Her Egot Wins, Affairs With Brando & Elvis (!) And Taking Life ‘One Day At A Time’ – The Actor’s Side

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One of the absolute pleasures of getting to do a series like The Actor’s Side is sitting down with a certified legend like Rita Moreno, which is exactly what I got to do for this week’s special two-part edition of our Emmy season crop of interviews. Just about everything this Oscar-, Emmy-, Tony- and Grammy-winning star said was pure gold. At 85, she is still going strong and looks about 20 years younger (and she is the first to say that, by the way). Currently back on… »

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Mindy Kaling & 3 Arts Option Alyssa Mastromonaco White House Memoir ‘Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?’ For TV

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From the Ob/Gyn office to the Oval Office. The Mindy Project creator/executive producer/star Mindy Kaling has optioned the rights to Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House?, the bestselling memoir by former Barack Obama White House deputy chief of staff for operations Alyssa Mastromonaco. The book, which was published last month, will be adapted as a TV series with Kaling producing alongside 3 Arts… »

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Tom Hanks, Jodie Foster, David Byrne, Meryl Streep Remember Jonathan Demme

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“He was the grandest of men,” says Tom Hanks. “A big-hearted, big tent, compassionate man,” recalls Meryl Streep. Hollywood reacted today with heartbreak and praise to news of Jonathan Demme’s death. “Rest In Peace, Jd…”, tweeted Alec Baldwin, who made an early big-screen appearance in 1988 with Demme’s Married to the Mob. “The World lost one of its purest, most loving and talented souls today,” said Christine Lahti, who costarred in the director’s 1984 Swing Shift. David… »

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Gsn CEO David Goldhill Steps Down

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Gsn CEO David Goldhill has announced he will be leaving the company after a 10-year stint as chief executive. A search is underway for a new CEO of the cable network, a joint venture between Sony Pictures Television, which has a majority interest, and At&T Entertainment Group. Goldhill, former president of the Universal Television Group and a former investment banker, took the helm of Gsn in August 2007, succeeding Rich Cronin. Under Goldhill, Gsn posted five years of… »

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‘Condor’ Adds Kate Vernon; Lyndie Greenwood Joins ‘Flint’

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Kate Vernon (The 100) is set for a recurring role opposite William Hurt in Condor, At&T Audience Network's 10-episode straight-to-series drama produced by MGM Television and Skydance TV. Inspired by Sydney Pollack's 1975 political thriller Three Days of the Condor, and written by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg, Condor follows Joe Turner (Max Irons), a young CIA analyst whose idealism is tested when he stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives… »

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Tony Vinciquerra & Sony: No Offer To Anyone Yet On CEO Post

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Despite a report that indicates he has locked up the CEO job, there has been no offer made from Sony Pictures Entertainment to Tony Vinciquerra for the position. We heard the same information Friday and was told there are still two to three candidates in the mix. Although we understand Sony is currently conducting extensive background checks on the executive, nothing has moved the needle yet. Vinciquerra, the highly capable executive and senior adviser for technology… »

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Anika Noni Rose Options ‘Shadowshaper’ Ya Fantasy Series For Film & TV

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Exclusive: Anika Noni Rose and her production company Roaring Virgin Productions have optioned TV and film rights to Shadowshaper, Daniel José Older's bestselling Ya fantasy series. It marks the second deal between Rose and Older after she acquired his urban fantasy series Bone Street Rumba. Shadowshaper, published in 2015 by Arthur A. Levine Books and named a New York Times Notable Book of that year,  introduced Sierra Santiago, who lives in Brooklyn and discovers… »

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‘Power’ Gets Season 4 Premiere Date On Starz

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Starz has slotted Sunday, June 25 at 9 Pm for the fourth season premiere of its hit drama series Power. The premiere episode also will be available starting at 12:01 am June 25 on the Starz app and On Demand. The series follows James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a drug kingpin living a double life who in season 4 seeks to find redemption. The 10-episode fourth season picks up on the heels of James’ highly publicized arrest by his ex-girlfriend, Assistant U.S… »

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