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Johnny Depp As Jack Sparrow Makes Surprise Appearance At Pirates Of the Caribbean Disneyland Ride

The Pirates of the Caribbean Disney movie franchise originated with the popular Disneyland ride, which served as a basis for the first film. And today, a month before the U.S. release of the fifth installment in the franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, the films’ star Johnny Depp made a surprise visit to that place that started it all. Show More Summary

’13 Reasons Why’ Nears Season 2 Renewal At Netflix

It’s not official yet but indications are 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...Show More Summary

Simple Growth Hacks That Are Necessary For Building A Solid Music Career

As the great Louis Armstrong once said, “Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.” Despite the challenges of the industry, you should never stop trying to find ways to keep making good music and growing your career. My take on this topic is not just based on inspirational quotes and fancy sayings. Show More Summary

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

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. Show More Summary

Dish Network & Hearst TV End Blackout With New Deal

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...Show More Summary

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

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. Show More Summary

Broadway Review: 1940s-Style ‘Bandstand’ Has A Blindspot

The final musical of the 2016-2017 Broadway season, Bandstand opened tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with a swinging look back at 1946. It’s about the post-WWII era and the conflicted welcome rolled out for returning veterans (think William Wyler’s The Best Years of Their Lives) and the music that swept across the U.S. Show More Summary

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

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. Show More Summary

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

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,...Show More Summary

Kevin Spacey Will Appear In (Tennis) Court As Clarence Darrow

Kevin Spacey will star in Clarence Darrow, a one-man play about the famed “Monkey Trial” lawyer by David. W. Rintels and directed by Thea Sharrock. First presented at the Old Vic Theatre in London, it will now come to New York for aShow More Summary

‘Fate Of The Furious’ Drives Toward $1B Global As Rest Of Stateside Biz Idles Ahead Of ‘Guardians 2’ – Box Office Preview

No shocker here: Universal’s The Fate of the Furious will own the weekend for the third time in a row in U.S/Canada with $24M-$25M, and by Saturday, around the world, it will rank as the 30th title ever to cross $1 billion at the box...Show More Summary

California Bill To Boost Funding For Hollywood Job Training Passes Committee

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 andShow More Summary

‘Psychopaths’ Helmer Mickey Keating On His Altman-esque Approach To Horror — Tribeca Studio

Residents of Los Angeles, beware—there may be some Psychopaths on the lose. So it is in the Tribeca-premiering feature from writer/director and horror master Mickey Keating, who has managed to bring five features to life while still in his twenties. Show More Summary

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

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...Show More Summary

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

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. Show More Summary

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

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...Show More Summary

House Passes Hollywood-Supported Bill To Have POTUS Appoint Copyright Chief – Update

UPDATED, 1:59 PM: The House of Representatives today voted overwhelmingly to pass a Hollywood-blessed bill to require that the head of the Copyright Office be nominated by the president and subject to Senate confirmation. The Register of Copyrights post currently is appointed by the Librarian of Congress. Show More Summary

‘The Boy Downstairs’ Star Zosia Mamet Talks “Laughing And Crying” On Her First Read Of The Script — Tribeca Studio

As viewers said goodbye to HBO original series Girl, Zosia Mamet’s Shoshanna Shapiro seemed confidently on her way to a new life—and so, it seems, is Mamet, appearing at the Tribeca Film Festival in support of Sophie Brook’s feature directorial debut, The Boy Downstairs. Show More Summary

‘Dog Years’: Adam Rifkin Was Only Going To Make His Latest Movie With Burt Reynolds In The Lead Role – Tribeca Studio

“Growing up Burt Reynolds was my hero, and I loved his movies, and I loved his persona, I thought he was funny and charming; the biggest movie star in the world,” says filmmaker Adam Rifkin about the inspiration for his new film DogShow More Summary

GSN CEO David Goldhill Steps Down

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...Show More Summary

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