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P.D. James, Veteran British Crime Novelist & ‘Children Of Men’ Author, Dies At 94

One of the most prolific and beloved of British crime novelists, P.D. James, passed away today in Oxford, England. Best known for her series of detective novels centering around Scotland Yard Commander/poet Adam Dagliesh, James was 94. Show More Summary

Broadway-Bound ‘Finding Neverland’ Sings For ‘Good Morning America': Video

Finding Neverland, the Harvey Weinstein-produced musical based on Miramax's 2004 movie starring Johnny Depp as Peter Pan creator JM Barrie, is due to open on Broadway in April. Bringing a bit of holiday cheer to Good Morning AmericaShow More Summary

CBS Sets 2015 Greatest Super Bowl Commercials Special

CBS' 15th annual special showcasing Super Bowl commercials will air Jan. 26 with hosts Boomer Esiason, Analyst for CBS Sports' NFL pre-game show The NFL Today, and Katharine McPhee, co-star of CBS' breakout new drama Scorpion. As usual,...Show More Summary

‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Surges, ‘Red Band Society’ Hits 0.7 Rating Wednesday

The networks closed the book on the November sweep on a quiet Thanksgiving eve. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is not acting its age. The 41-year-old cartoon extended its ratings streak with another impressive gain, helped by a move from Thursday to Wednesday. Show More Summary

‘Mockingjay’, ‘Penguins’ & ‘Horrible Bosses 2? Cook Up T-Giving Box Office

While the Penguins Of Madagascar have already been flapping their way through China for two frames, this is the weekend when Kowalski and crew will look to carve out a domestic niche. In their first full day of release on Wednesday,Show More Summary

Talking Turkey: Endemol Feasts On New Series In Bountiful Market (Video)

Following a spate of recent format deals, today seems like the perfect day to talk Turkey — the country, not this afternoon's traditional table centerpiece. Last April, I wrote about the Balkan republic's potential as a fresh source of adaptable formats. Show More Summary

‘Red Band Society’ Pulled From Schedule, Will Stop Production After 13 Episodes

Fox has opted not to order more episodes of freshman Red Band Society beyond the original 13-episode order, which will wrap production in mid-December. The network has stopped short of cancelling the hospital teen drama starring Octavia Spencer, which will air two more episodes, tonight (Episode 9) and next Wednesday (Episode 10), Dec. Show More Summary

James Cameron On ‘Avatars': ‘You Will Sht Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open’

After blowing past his Titanic budget by 100% and watching that become history's highest grossing film and then surpassing that budget and worldwide gross with Avatar, James Cameron routinely sets a high bar for himself. He's not letting...Show More Summary

Networks Scale Back, Bet On Remakes & Medical Dramas This Development Season

Broadcast networks often say at the beginning of a development season that they intend to buy less so they can focus only on projects they really believe in only to be caught up in the buying frenzy and end up again with a large volume. Show More Summary

Joe Bastianich To Depart ‘MasterChef’ Franchise

Restauranteur Joe Bastianich, who has been a judge alongside Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot on MasterChef and its offshoot MasterChef Junior since their launches, is departing the popular Fox cooking franchise. He has been on MasterChef for the five seasons to date and on MasterChef Junior for Seasons 1 and 2. Show More Summary

‘The Imitation Game’ Review: Pete Hammond On Cumberbatch’s Enigma

Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley sparkle in this tremendous telling of the story of Alan Turing, the cryptology and computer-science pioneer whose work broke Germany's Enigma code during World War II, but who later was hounded...Show More Summary

James Cameron On ‘Avatars:’ ‘You Will Sht Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open’

After blowing past his Titanic budget by 100% and watching that become history's highest grossing film and then surpassing that budget and worldwide gross with Avatar, James Cameron routinely sets a high bar for himself. He's not letting...Show More Summary

Fox Green Light Starts ‘Independence Day’ Sequel Countdown

EXCLUSIVE: Top brass at Twentieth Century Fox got some work done this week, giving a green light to the long awaited Independence Day sequel. The film has been slotted for a May production start and the studio will now move to close Roland Emmerich's directing deal. Show More Summary

Jon Lindstrom Joins ‘True Detective'; Dan Buran Boards TNT’s Drug-Trade Pilot

Jon Lindstrom (Castle) is the latest to sign on for the upcoming second season of HBO's True Detective. He'll join Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn in the second installment of the crime franchise that revolves...Show More Summary

‘Unfinished Business’ Redband Trailer: Vince Vaughn Invades Europe In The Name Of Business

Here's the decidedly NSFW redband trailer for the international comedy starring Vince Vaughn. A relentless businessman with his own company, he heads to Germany with his only two employees (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco) to clinch a make-or-break deal. Show More Summary

Taryn Manning To Go Helter Skelter In ‘Manson Girls’

EXCLUSIVE: As Charles Manson gears up for his behind-bars nuptials to a young follower named Star, a February shoot has been set for long-gestating indie drama Manson Girls, director Susanna Lo's film about the female devotees who joined...Show More Summary

‘Wendy Williams Show’ Interns Lawsuit Should Be Tossed Says Lionsgate

EXCLUSIVE: Over a month and a half after being hit with a potential class action lawsuit by a former intern on The Wendy Williams Show, Lionsgate today sought to put a damper on plaintiff Anthony Tart's Thanksgiving. The company, which syndicates the daytime talker, wants the whole thing tossed. Show More Summary

Making ‘The Boxtrolls:’ “Like 18 Months Of Opening Nights” – The Contenders

The Boxtrolls producer Travis Knight (ParaNorman, Coraline) and director Anthony Stacchi (Open Season) talk with Deadline's Pete Hammond about the challenges and joys of stop-motion animation, a creation process nearly as old (and beloved)...Show More Summary

Al Pacino Finds Facets Of Himself In ‘The Humbling’ — The Awardsline Screening

Quite often, it's the comedic actors who go out on a limb and play a variation of themselves, mostly through a satirical lens.  The James Franco-Seth Rogen gang had a blast showing us what happens when you mix pot with the apocalypse...Show More Summary

CBS Sets ‘Late Late Show’ Guest Host Lineup Ahead Of Corden Debut

CBS has announced it will air special editions of The Late Late Show with rotating guest hosts to bridge the gap between Craig Ferguson's last night as host on December 19 and James Corden's debut on March 9. Drew Carey will bookendShow More Summary

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