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FIFA Scandal: Sepp Blatter Wins Re-election After Opponent Concedes Defeat

Despite the crisis facing the world soccer association, with U.S. and Swiss authorities pursuing criminal investigations against the group, Blatter is elected to a fifth term as president. read more

Game Over For Disney’s ‘Tron 3?

The digital gladiatorial games won’t be taking up space on anyone’s hard drive, as sources have confirmed that Disney has cancelled Tron 3. Though the film had apparently never been officially greenlit, we’ve heard that it was in development for several months. Show More Summary

‘2016: Obama’s America’ Co-Director Slaps $10M Lawsuit On ‘God’s Not Dead’ Producers For Allegedly Lifting Idea

Over a year after its release and with a sequel supposedly in the works, the faith-based Kevin Sorbo starring hit has been hit with a lawsuit claiming producers took its premise in bad faith. Seeking at least $10 million in damages and...Show More Summary

SAG Foundation Offers Aid To Flood Victims

The SAG Foundation is offering emergency assistance to SAG-AFTRA members affected by the terrible floods in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. "The SAG Foundation hopes all local SAG-AFTRA members are safe and their homes intact," the nonprofit wrote on its website. Show More Summary

Oscars: With Cannes Behind Us Serious 2015 Contenders Start To Come Into Play

As I have slowly emerged over the past week from my french fog into the harsher realities of Hollywood, the likely effect of the 68th Cannes Film Festival on this year’s  Oscar race has come more into focus.  I consider Cannes a “soft...Show More Summary

‘The Wicked + The Divine’ Comic To Be Adapted As TV Series By Universal TV

On the heels of The Wicked + The Divine comic by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson landing three Eisner Award nominations, including best new series, the breakout books are headed to television. Universal Television has optioned...Show More Summary

Rob Morrow To Play Barry Scheck In ‘The People Vs O.J. Simpson’

Rob Morrow (Texas Rising) is the latest to join the cast of FX's American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson. He will play Barry Scheck, the co-founder of the Innocence Project who is called upon by O.J.’s defense team for his DNA expertise. Show More Summary

James Frey Sci-Fi Book Proposal Has Fox 2000, Publishers In Launch Mode

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a tasty one to end the week. I’m hearing that James Frey has hatched a proposal for an untitled science fiction space franchise: book publishers are hot and bothered, and Fox 2000 is in talks to set it up as a feature. Show More Summary

Michael Chiklis Joins Sci-Fi Pic ‘Rupture’ To Torment Noomi Rapace

Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of Rupture, the Steven Shainberg-directed sci-fi thriller starring Noomi Rapace that is the next project of American Sniper producer Andrew Lazar. The pic centers on a single mother (Rapace) struggling to raise her 12-year-old son alone who is abducted by a mysterious organization. Show More Summary

Colin Donnell Joins ‘Chicago Med’ As New Regular

Colin Donnell (Arrow, The Affair) has been added to the cast of NBC’s new drama series Chicago Med as a new regular. Because the latest offshoot in Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise started off as a planted spinoff episode of Chicago Fire, the cast was not fully formed and is now expanding. Show More Summary

Will “Unprecedented” Ad Agency Reviews Hurt TV’s Upfront Market?

Last year’s upfront market broke in early June, so TV networks aren’t concerned yet as they watch ad buyers continue to kick the tires. But some industry execs and observers warn that this year’s sales process could drag out longer than...Show More Summary

‘Boom!’ Trailer: First Look At Fox’s Bomb-Defusing Game Show

“Imagine yourself standing right here in front of this bomb. Clock ticking, cutters in your hands and all that stands between you and a half a million dollars is the single cut of a wire.” That’s a pretty succinct description of theShow More Summary

Steve Coogan On ‘Happyish': “The People Who Like It, Love It. The People Who Don’t, Don’t Understand It”

He starred in the 2010 film The Trip, its follow-up The Trip To Italy and the critically-acclaimed Philomena, but Steve Coogan has been blazing a comedic trail on British TV for many years. Now, Coogan is busting out on US TV with Showtime's...Show More Summary

‘Empire’ Season 2 Premiere Date Revealed

Fox has slotted Wednesday, September 23, 9 PM for the Season 2 premiere of anticipated hip-hop drama Empire. Series star Taraji P. Henson initially tweeted the news (actually let it slip a little early?) and then the official EmpireShow More Summary

Chuck Todd-Hosted ‘Meet The Press’ Logs Best May Since 2012

NBC’s Meet The Press delivered its best May sweep since 2012 in overall and in the news demo. It delivered 2.609 million overall viewers and 826,000 in the key age bracket. Still, it finished the sweep behind ABC’s This Week (2.625 million...Show More Summary

‘The Greg Gutfeld Show’ Debuts Sunday On Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld visited Hoda and Kathie Lee on NBC’s Today this morning to tout his network’s Sunday 10 PM ET launch of The Greg Gutfeld Show — and explain why he recently stalked Jenna Bush Hager at the gym. “You know what’s good about a treadmill? She couldn’t get away!” Gutfeld raved. Show More Summary

‘San Andreas’ Review: Dwayne Johnson’s Heroics Save Everything But The Script In This Disaster (Movie)

If the Warner Bros advertising department would like a quote on the new disaster movie, San Andreas here’s mine: “The funniest movie of 2015! I have never laughed out loud so much in years!” Of course San Andreas is not meant to be a comedy, but I just couldn’t help myself. Show More Summary

James Ponsoldt Setting On F. Scott Fitzgerald Tale ‘West Of Sunset’ With SKE

EXCLUSIVE: The Spectacular Now helmer James Ponsoldt is negotiating to adapt and direct West Of Sunset, an adaptation of the Stewart O’Nan novel for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. SKE is negotiating both to option the book and make a deal with the filmmaker, after the package was shopped this week. Show More Summary

Virgil Films To Release Chris Farley Docu; Universal To Restore Silent Classics

Virgil Films has picked up U.S. rights to I Am Chris Farley, a documentary about the late comic actor. Directed by Brent Hodge and Derik Murray, the pic features interviews with his co-stars and colleagues including Christina Applegate,...Show More Summary

‘Henchman’ Moves Forward With Voice Cast But Minus Gary Sanchez; ‘Belko Experiment’ Staffs Up

Indie producer Bron Studios has set the voice cast for its first animated feature film Henchman, based on the Adam Wood short that premiered during SIGGRAPH 2014 last summer. James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson, AlfredShow More Summary

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