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Emmy Disaster? TV Academy Going All Out To Avoid Traffic Nightmares As Show Moves To Monday

In case you haven't heard yet, the Emmys are on a Monday this year. In downtown L.A at Nokia. At 5 PM. Yikes. That means potential traffic headaches that never were an issue on the show's usual Sunday date in the past (it hasn't aired on a Monday since 1976). Show More Summary

Patrick Warburton Back For ‘Ted’ Sequel

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Warburton has signed on to reprise his role in the Seth MacFarlane-directed sequel Ted 2. He'll return as Guy, the co-worker of Mark Wahlberg's character John Bennett.' Warburton, repped by 3 Arts and ICM, has a long history with MacFarlane, including Family Guy. Show More Summary

Stork Visit For Milla Jovovich Postpones ‘Resident Evil 6?

EXCLUSIVE: In what is for my money the most consistently entertaining movie franchise culled from a video game, Resident Evil has spanned five films, anchored by the unstoppable heroine Alice. Well, she's not entirely unstoppable. Milla Jovovich is pregnant, and she and her husband Paul W.S. Show More Summary

Crews Runaway To Sacramento To Back Bigger Production Tax-Credit Bill

Hundreds of film and TV industry workers practiced a different sort of runaway production today, heading to Sacramento where they turned the Capitol's north lawn into a Hollywood soundstage as they rallied for a bill to quadruple production...Show More Summary

Step Right Up For ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Premiere Date

The fourth iteration of FX's limited-series franchise will start its haunting on October 8. Set in 1952, American Horror Story: Freak Show revolves around a troupe of carny curiosities whose arrival in Jupiter, FL, coincides with creepy goings-on in the town. Show More Summary

Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina & Jon Bernthal Join HBO Miniseries ‘Show Me A Hero’

Winona Ryder (The Iceman, Black Swan), Alfred Molina (Chocolat, Raiders Of The Lost Ark) and Jon Bernthal (The Wolf Of Wall Street, Snitch) have been cast opposite Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener in HBO's six-hour miniseries Show Me A Hero from The Wire co-creator David Simon. Show More Summary

BOOM! Studios Inks First Look Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

Comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios is making a push in television with a first look deal at 20th Century Fox TV for broadcast and cable projects. Under the pact, the studio's roster of writers and producers will have...Show More Summary

Kevin Frazier Moves From ‘The Insider’ To ‘ET’, Louis Aguirre To Replace Him

The Insider co-anchor/managing editor Kevin Frazier has been named co-host of mothership Entertainment Tonight alongside Nancy O'Dell. He replaces Rob Marciano, who recently exited. Frazier will be replaced as Insider co-host by Louis Aguirre, co-anchor of Miami's entertainment show Deco Drive. Show More Summary

Deadline Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Nominates Katzenberg, Soderbergh And Lindelof: Video

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been taken by celebrities and non-celebrities around the world to raise awareness of this terrible disease as well as funds for research to combat it. Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, J.J....Show More Summary

Ken Jeong Dives Into Celebrity Death Pool Pic For Hyde Park, WWE Studios

EXCLUSIVE: The Hangover's Ken Jeong has signed on to star in an untitled comedy currently known as Untitled Celebrity Death Pool, to be co-produced by Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios....Show More Summary

Indie Audax Outbids For David Weil Spec ‘Moonfall’

EXCLUSIVE: Indie film financier/producer Audax has closed a deal for Moonfall, a spec script by David Weil.  Audax had company for a film that centers on an FBI agent who travels to a moon colony to investigate its very first death.Show More Summary

Tony Shalhoub Joins Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’

Multiple Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk) has been tapped for a recurring role opposite Edie Falco in the seventh season of Showtime comedy Nurse Jackie. Shalhoub will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedsideShow More Summary

‘Resident Evil 6? Production Pushed To 2015

Filming on the sixth installment of the Resident Evil horror franchise has been postponed from its fall start to next year, Constantin Film officially announced today. And with good reason: series star Milla Jovovich and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter writer-director husband Paul W.S. Show More Summary

Lionsgate Buys Opera-Themed Comedy ‘The Three Tenors’

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has bought The Three Tenors, an ensemble comedy spec by Johnny Rosenthal that will be produced by Patrick Aiello. Think A Night At The Opera meets Anchorman here as the comedy traces the rise and fall, and then another rise and fall and then rise, of a fictional trio of internationally beloved operatic superstars. Show More Summary

‘Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi And Crew Flambéd By Boston Teamsters

The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi's car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed,...Show More Summary

‘Criminal Minds’ Star Sued By Ex-Manager Over Commissions

First things first - this case of unpaid commissions probably wouldn't make it on to Criminal Minds. But here in Hollywood, today's breach of contract lawsuit seeking "no less than $480,000" from Craig Dorfman and his Frontline Entertainment against the veteran CBS drama's Thomas Gibson has all the makings of a classic. Show More Summary

Billy Crystal To Deliver Tribute To Robin Williams At Emmy Awards

Billy Crystal will lead a tribute to Robin Williams at Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards. This year's Emmycast EP Don Mischer announced this morning that Crystal would lead the tribute during the In Memoriam segment of the 66th Emmy Awards. Show More Summary

Rachel Brosnahan To Star In CBS Miniseries ‘The Dovekeepers’

Rachel Brosnahan (Manhattan, House of Cards) is set to star opposite Cote de Pablo in CBS' The Dovekeepers, a four-hour miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to air in 2015. The project is based on Alice Hoffman's acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Show More Summary

Channing Tatum’s Production Shingle Taps Nellie Stevens-Reed As Head Of TV

Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan continue to bolster the ranks at their new production company Free Association. They've tapped Nellie Stevens-Reed to head their television department as a VP. Stevens-Reed comes to Free Association from David Goyer's Phantom Four Films where she was Head of Development, overseeing both TV and film. Show More Summary

Disney Strikes Output Deal With Mediacom

The comprehensive multiyear deal with the the nation's No. 8 cable company includes the includes the previously announced agreement to carry ESPN's new SEC Channel. Among the new components are all TV Everywhere services and VOD products featuring Disney's sports, news and entertainment content. Show More Summary

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