• Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:58:46 +0000
    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the July 16 episode of “The Bachelorette.” With only four men left in the running for the final rose — Garrett Yrigoyen, Blake, Colton and Jason — week eight on “The Bachelorette” brought the remaining relationships back to the real world, with Becca Kufrin meeting the suitors’ […]
  • Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:12:54 +0000
    In today’s film news roundup, Paramount is trying to bring Rose Byrne on board a Tiffany Haddish project, MGM moves up the release date of “Operation Finale,” and Telexist Films launches as a post-production specialist. CASTING Paramount Studios is in negotiations with Rose Byrne to join the upcoming Tiffany Haddish comedy “Limited Partners.” The studio […]
  • Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:01:50 +0000
    Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos. filed suit Monday against former partner Lantern Capital, saying the Dallas-based private equity fund reneged on an agreement to reimburse Yucaipa for costs in the Weinstein Co. sale. Yucaipa and Lantern were initially partners in a $500 million bid to buy the Weinstein Co. However, the deal collapsed amid a series […]
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:36:53 +0000
    UPDATED WASHINGTON — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai put the brakes on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed merger with Tribune Media, and now the question is: What happens to the deal? Sinclair’s stock price on Monday fell almost 12%, while Tribune’s dropped almost 17%, signifying pessimism among investors. Under the plan, Sinclair would ultimately own 215 stations in […]
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:03:48 +0000
    Netflix chief Reed Hastings — who has been an ardent and vocal supporter of net neutrality rules to ensure service providers don’t discriminate against internet content companies — said the U.S. reversal on net neutrality won’t have an impact on the streamer’s business. “Around the world, net neutrality has won as a consumer expectation,” Hastings […]
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:01:48 +0000
    William Catlett has signed with CAA, Variety has learned exclusively. Catlett currently stars in the OWN series “Love Is___,” which hails from creators Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil. Based on the Akils’ relationship, the series tells the story of a power couple navigating the landscape of Black Hollywood. Catlett stars as Yasir, an aspiring writer/director. Catlett previously […]
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:53:38 +0000
    Kevin Durant and Lindsey Vonn are set to keynote Variety‘s Sports and Entertainment Breakfast on Thursday, July 19, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Durant, who just scored his second NBA Championship win playing for the Golden State Warriors last month, will discuss his moves into entertainment at Thirty Five […]
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:41:22 +0000
    In today’s roundup Fox selected Nick Cannon to host the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, and Starz announced the premiere date for LeBron James’ new docu-series. ACQUISITIONS UP TV and Freeform have licensed the cable rights to ABC‘s “Fresh Off the Boat.” The family sitcom stars Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, and Lucille Song as […]
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:36:18 +0000
    They took a chance on the long-awaited sequel to “Mamma Mia,” but the rapturous reaction at Monday’s London film premiere suggested it was worth the 10-year gap. While the new film features the same A-list cast as the 2008 original, it was the introduction of Cher, playing Meryl Streep’s mother Ruby Sheridan, that made everyone […]
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:36:12 +0000
    Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures announced today a relaunch of the kids’ entertainment franchise “Rugrats.” A new animated-series revival featuring the characters from the ’90s cartoon has received with a 26-episode order from Nickelodeon; and Paramount Players, the new film division launched to develop projects based on properties from Viacom cable channels, has given a greenlight […]
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