Producer Dana Brunetti filed suit on Friday seeking to block the second season of the anthology series “Manhunt,” which is set to dramatize the bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Brunetti sued Lionsgate, the production company, as well as Discovery Communications and Charter Communications. Brunetti, the producer of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and many other films, was […]

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Herman Wouk, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutinythat became a Broadway hit and then a Columbia Pictures classic that starred Humphrey Bogart in a career-defining performance, has died. He was 103. Wouk died Friday in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, his literary agent Amy Rennert told the Associated Press. Wouk […]

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There is drama behind the scenes of Fox’s upcoming “Beverly Hills 90210” revival that is worthy of — well, “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Showrunner Patrick Sean Smith and several senior writers have quit the six-episode series, which is titled “BH90210.” The exact reason for the exodus is unclear. One source said the dispute was over interference […]

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SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris will seek re-election as the union’s top national officer and the head of the ticket for the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide factions. Carteris made the announcement on Thursday, two weeks after actor Matthew Modine said he was running as the lead candidate for Membership First, the self-styled progressive faction of the performers […]

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Chris Rock is teaming with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures for a fresh reimagining on the next Saw movie. The comedy multihyphenate has written a story that is being adapted by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, and Rock also will executive produce. Lionsgate has dated the film for release on October 23, 2020. “When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling […]

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Daniel Craig doesn’t need Rami Malek to defeat him: just his own body. The Bond 25 production has been temporarily suspended after its star took a tumble in what is just the latest in an icky history of scrapes, knocked-out teeth, and sliced-off fingertips. And it seems even in Craig’s swan song as James Bond, he can’t catch […]

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Actress and former model Peggy Lipton, who rose to stardom in the late 1960s on the counterculture police series “The Mod Squad” and later starred on TV’s “Twin Peaks,” has died. She was 72. Her death from cancer was announced Saturday by Kidada and Rashida Jones, her daughters from a marriage to famed music producer […]

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ABC has canceled “The Kids Are Alright” and “The Fix” after one season each. The news on “The Kids Are Alright” was announced by series creator Tim Doyle on Twitter. “‘The Kids Are Alright’ is dead. I just got the call. Goodbye,” he wrote. The ensemble comedy, set in the 1970s, centers on a traditional Irish-Catholic […]

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Jim Fowler, the naturalist and longtime co-host and host of the TV show Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, died Wednesday at his home in Norwalk, Connecticut, his family announced. He was 89. Fowler, an Emmy winner for his work on the nature program, also made more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, served […]

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James Holzhauer is money — and “Jeopardy!” is (also) reaping the rewards. “Jeopardy!” just hit a four-year high the week ending April 28, with a 7.5 rating, up 12% from the previous week. In terms of its fellow syndicated shows, only perpetual giant “Judge Judy” came close to that number, with a seven-week high of […]

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