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China’s Alibaba Nets Deal With Kobe Bryant; Includes ‘Muse’ Doc, Branded Products

Turns out Alibaba founder Jack Ma really is a Lakers fan — or certainly a Kobe Bryant fan. Last October, China’s richest man was spotted courtside at the Lakers’ season opener, sandwiched between WME chiefs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, during a week in which he made highly-publicized rounds of Hollywood. Show More Summary

Eran Creevy’s Coveted ‘Collide’ Drives Out Of Relativity; New Distrib Deal Imminent

EXCLUSIVE: British director Eran Creevy’s hot title Collide, previously known as Autobahn, has extricated itself from Relativity with a new domestic deal set to close within days. This is a fluid situation and Deadline understands that...Show More Summary

AMC Global Acquires ‘Humans’, Will Simulcast ‘Into The Badlands'; Canal Plus Preps ‘Guyane’ – Global Briefs

Following the recent news of its 2nd season order, Humans has been acquired by AMC Global for first-window rights from Endemol Shine International. The eight-part Season 1 will debut in most of AMC Global's 125 markets in October with the 2nd run to follow in 2016; it will continue to air on Channel 4 in the UK. Show More Summary

AT&T Unveils Nationwide Combo TV And Wireless Package With DirecTV

AT&T watchers have been waiting to see what it will do with DirecTV now that the companies are united, turning the telco into the world’s largest pay TV provider. That makes the announcement today of what it calls the first nationwide...Show More Summary

‘Rogue Nation’ Puts Cruise In Control At $65M Offshore; Sets Career & ‘M:I’ Franchise Bests – Intl Box Office Update

2ND UPDATE, 6:30 PM PT: Tom Cruise was in control at the worldwide box office this weekend as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation took off with $121M global. The international portion of that, $65M, topped the last film in the franchise, Ghost Protocol, by 49% on a like-for-like currency basis in the same market suite. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Promos Debut During ’60 Minutes’

CBS unveiled new on-air promos for Late Show With Stephen Colbert during newsmag 60 Minutes tonight. Colbert’s been very busy, video-wise, walking up to his September 8 launch as David Letterman’s successor. He celebrated Donald Trump's...Show More Summary

Walt Disney Was Enigmatic, Uncompromising But Not Anti-Semitic, ‘American Experience’ Panel Insists – TCA

Walt Disney could be a ruthless boss who instilled employee terror or a beloved father-figure to his staff, but he was not a Nazi sympathizer, said panelists this afternoon at PBS’s Television Critics Association press tour for WaltShow More Summary

SAG-AFTRA: Amy Aquino’s Falling Out With President Ken Howard

SAG-AFTRA secretary-treasurer Amy Aquino is turning out to be a major wildcard in the union's upcoming elections. A co-founder of Ken Howard's United for Strength slate, she had been his top running mate in the union's last election, and before the merger, had been his top running mate in the last two SAG elections. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart: Comedian, Or “Propagandist”?

Media observers/critics Howard Kurtz of Fox News and the Baltimore Sun’s David Zurowik parsed the week’s disclosures of Jon Stewart’s visits to the Obama White House Sunday in this clip from Fox News. Not surprisingly, the critics sided...Show More Summary

‘Raymond’ Creator Phil Rosenthal Bites Into Cake, ISIS And New Series – TCA

Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond and host of PBS’s upcoming world-hopping food series I’ll Have What Phil’s Having seems serious – sort of – about food’s power to unite. “It’s all about expanding your mind a little bit,” Rosenthal told reporters this afternoon at the Television Critics Association press tour. Show More Summary

‘Inside Out’ Enjoys New Box Office Milestone: Crosses $600M Worldwide

Coming out of its 7th weekend, Disney/Pixar's Inside Out continues to spread the joy, crossing the $600M worldwide box office mark. With an additional $17.8M from overseas and $4.52M at home in the frame, the global total has now risen to $602.29M. Show More Summary

‘The End Of The Tour’, ‘Best Of Enemies’, ‘Listen To Me Marlon’ Post Strong Debuts: Specialty B.O.

The End Of The Tour, A24’s Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel pic about writer David Foster Wallace and a reporter profiling him, got off to a solid beginning with a launch in 4 New York and L.A. theaters, one of a handful of new specialty movies this weekend. Show More Summary

‘Zoolander 2? Teaser Trailer: Cosmic Vogue-ing With Ben Stiller

“The pinnacle of billions of years of evolution”? The cosmic implications are endless. Umm, in this case make that comic implications. What sounds like the computer voice usually identified with Stephen Hawking sets up the return of supermodel Derek Zoolander aka Ben Stiller, who directs from Justin Theroux’s script. Show More Summary

Cilla Black Dies: Beatles Contemporary, Long-Running UK TV Host Was 72

English recording artist and host of two of Britain’s longest-running entertainment shows, Cilla Black, has died at the age of 72. A fixture for over 50 years in Britain, she passed away at her home in Spain from what appear to be natural causes, according to local police. Show More Summary

Bart & Fleming: Spy Pics And Tom Cruise; Adult Films And Meryl Streep; Why Most Films About Journalists Don’t Work

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business. BART: Nine years ago I was invited to a lavishShow More Summary

Gareth Neame On ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie: No Script Or Plan Yet – TCA

Ending Downton Abbey with Season 6 set in 1925, rather than taking the long-running ITV/PBS series through the stock market crash of 1929 leaves “a lot of rich territory” to explore if a movie “ever happens,” Carnival Films chief Gareth...Show More Summary

RADiUS-TWC Pacts With Amazon Prime For Early VOD On ‘Macbeth’

The Weinstein Company’s multi-platform distribution sibling RADiUS-TWC has made a deal that gives Amazon Prime limited exclusive streaming rights to Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth relatively quickly after the movie’s theatrical opening in December. Show More Summary

Norman Lear Updates ‘One Day At A Time,’ ‘Good Times’ Reboots – TCA

Norman Lear updated reporters this afternoon on reboot plans for his hit sitcoms One Day At A Time and Good Times.  Lear was at TCA to talk about his profile on PBS’s American Masters franchise, in which filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel...Show More Summary

Non Story Of The Weekend: Channing Tatum And ‘Gambit’

Channing Tatum, long touted to star in the X-Men spinoff Gambit, closed his deal. Is that a story? The only qualification was that one outlet, hearing the same rumor as every other outlet, ran a big misleading headline saying Tatum would...Show More Summary

‘Mercy Street’ Very Contemporary In Subject And Facial Hair – TCA

PBS’s first original American drama in more than a decade, Mercy Street follows doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists in Union-occupied Alexandria, VA in the early years of the Civil War,  but could not be moreShow More Summary

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