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China box office: 'Alice' wins weekend, despite flopping in U.S.

Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” managed to take in $27 million in its first three days in Chinese cinemas, nearly out-earning its lackluster stateside performance. The Johnny Depp film, hit by poor reviews and stiff competition from “X-Men: Apocalypse” in North America, grabbed the top...

Dwayne Johnson To Play ‘Doc Savage’ For Director Shane Black

How did Dwayne Johnson spend this Memorial Day weekend? In a huddle with Shane Black and his writing team and producers “to chop up creative and break story on this very cool project.” The project is Doc Savage, a big-screen adaptation of the 1930s and 40s pulp novel hero aka The Man of Bronze. Show More Summary

TNT: NBA Western Conference Finals Game 6 Coverage A Ratings Slam Dunk

Whether you were a relieved Golden State Warriors fan or an increasingly worried supporter of the Oklahoma City Thunder who may or may not be nursing a serious depression hangover after game six of the NBA Western Conference finals, you definitely weren’t alone. Show More Summary

Katie Couric Takes “Responsibility” For Misleading Anti-Gun Documentary Editing

Katie Couric says she takes “responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange” she had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League in documentary Under The Gun the aired on Epix. Couric tweeted tonight that sheShow More Summary

Viacom Directors Vow To Fight Ouster Effort And Sell Paramount Stake

Viacom’s independent directors said in a public letter today that they’ll fight a possible effort to oust them — and stick to their plan to sell a minority stake in Paramount  — deeming it part of their responsibilities to shareholders...Show More Summary

Snoop Dogg Urges Acolytes To Avoid ‘Roots’ As Reboot Is Set To Premiere

The re-imagining of seminal 1977 miniseries Roots begins tonight in the U.S., airing over four consecutive nights and simulcast on History and fellow A+E Networks channels A&E and Lifetime. One person who won’t be watching is rapper and sometime actor Snoop Dogg. Show More Summary

Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master Of None’ Takes Unconventional Path To Comedy Success

Already racking up an impressive number of awards and nominations just for its first season, the NETFLIX show Master Of None starring Aziz Ansari was part of NBC/Universal Television’s presentation at the first -ever Deadline  Contenders Emmys all day event held last month at the DGA Theatre. Show More Summary

‘The Carmichael Show’ Ends Season Quietly On Low-Rated Holiday Sunday

Airing on a low-trafficked Memorial Day weekend Sunday, the Season 2 finale of NBC’s recently renewed The Carmichael Show drew a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast nationals. That was down a tenth from last week for a series low. From...Show More Summary

'X-Men' and 'Alice' lead a tepid Memorial Day weekend box office

“X-Men: Apocalypse” disappointed and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” tanked over the Memorial Day weekend, resulting in a tepid box office that, to paraphrase “Alice” author Lewis Carroll, was decidedly lacking in its muchness. “X-Men” easily won the weekend, with an estimated four-day gross...

Pablo Larrain On The Long Road To ‘Neruda’, Crossing Borders & ‘Jackie’: It “Won’t Be A Classic Biopic” – Cannes

Oscar-nominated Chilean director Pablo Larrain was in Cannes this month with his Directors’ Fortnight entry, Neruda. The Orchard quickly picked up U.S. rights to the film which stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a government inspector on the...Show More Summary

André Rousselet Dies: Canal Plus Founder & Mitterand Cabinet Director Was 93

André Rousselet, founder of Canal Plus, passed away Sunday at his home in Paris. He was 93. Vendome Pictures, the production company of his son, Philippe Rousselet, confirmed the news to Deadline. Former colleagues, including CannesShow More Summary

‘The Fundamentals Of Caring’ Trailer: Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts & Selena Gomez Hit The Road

Rob Burnett’s sophomore feature helming effort, The Fundamentals Of Caring, was the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Based on the novel by Jonathan Evision, it stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. Show More Summary

Rapper Troy Ave Charged In T.I. Concert Green Room Shooting

New York City police on Thursday arrested Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, in connection with a green room shooting during a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza that left one dead and three injured. Police charged Collins with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon....

MON. BRIEFING: Pandora Stock Up 32% On Sale Rumors • Musical.ly Launches Live.ly • Jawbone Exiting Speakers • More

Monday 5.30.16 Music Business News From Around The Web It's Memorial day in the US, but the music industry and music tech are still making news globally. Updated continuously under our More News Related articles New On Our Jobs Board: Marketing Manager @ Stones Throw Records Does The Reddit Revolt...

‘Hamilton’s Good Wife Stands By Her Ham: Deadline Q&A With Phillipa Soo

When Hamilton ended its Public Theater run in the spring of 2015, there was a lot of pressure to open immediately on Broadway. After all, it was already a runaway hit, with several sold-out extensions downtown; why waste lucrative weeks?...Show More Summary

‘Top Gear’ Averages 4.3 Million Viewers In Season Opener, Takes Social Media Hits

The revamped season of Top Gear, with new presenters Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, has debuted to a mixed reception, averaging somewhere between 4.3-4.4 million viewers and drawing some social media fire. Those figures rep a decade low...Show More Summary

‘The Carmichael Show’ Star On Tonight’s Donald Trump Fueled Finale, Bill Cosby’s Trial, Season 3 & “Big Picture” NBC

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's The Carmichael Show Season 2 finale. Wrapping up its second season tonight, The Carmichael Show continued its proposition of staying topical and straddling the great contemporary American divides. Show More Summary

Holdovers ‘Weiner,’ ‘Love & Friendship’ & ‘The Lobster’ Strong: Specialty Box Office

Box office numbers for the Specialties were slow in coming Sunday, with only some holdovers reporting their Friday to Sunday grosses over the holiday weekend. Last weekend's top opener, Weiner from Sundance Selects, continued to show...Show More Summary

‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Sees $65M Offshore Debut; Gamers Rush To ‘Warcraft’ With $31.6M – Intl Box Office

Refresh for latest… Disney's live action sequel, Alice Through The Looking Glass, slid down the rabbithole into 43 material offshore markets this weekend for a $65M debut. The result mirrors the opening of last year's comp, Cinderella, in the same suite of markets and at today's exchange rates. Show More Summary

This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, we heard a response to David Pakman's lament for music industry startups, a rant from Steve Miller on why he has issues with the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, and some complaints from Iggy Pop regarding the music industry generally and EDM specifically. YouTube...

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