Month: March 2018

CBS Sean Penn had a busy week, appearing on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, before making a final stop at TBS’ Conan on Thursday to promote his new novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. The book, Penn’s debut, has been harangued by critics.  Penn first made
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A second season of the revival, No. 11 overall, comes on the heels of record-breaking ratings and a warm reception from critics. ABC will be wringing more nostalgia from the surprisingly fruitful Roseanne reboot, giving a not-at-all-surprising renewal to the revived sitcom. The next batch of episodes will again reunite original castmembers Roseanne Barr, John
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Disney is planning a major “Avengers Tour” at the Shanghai Disney Resort on April 19 to promote the release. Disney Marvel’s upcoming mega-tentpole Avengers: Infinity War has secured its release date in China, the territory all but certain to be the film’s second-biggest market. The film, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and featuring most
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Willa Holland had been on a reduced episode count this season. [This story contains spoilers from Thursday’s Arrow.] An original series regular is departing The CW’s Arrow. Willa Holland, who has played Thea Queen/Speedy for six seasons, has exited the Greg Berlanti-produced DC Comics drama. Her last episode aired Thursday night and saw her character
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NBC’s Will & Grace paid tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds on Thursday night, and while the touching episode was bittersweet for everyone involved, the half-hour was especially poignant for Reynolds’ TV daughter, Debra Messing.   “It was very important to Debra Messing that we address both the character, Bobbi Adler, and the woman, Debbie Reynolds,”
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The British rising star becomes the youngest and first non-white industry figure to deliver the prestigious MacTaggart Memorial Lecture. BAFTA-winning actress and screenwriter Michaela Coel is set to deliver the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival, becoming not only the youngest speaker, but the first non-white industry figure and only the
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Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ and faith-based pic ‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness’ also open nationwide over Easter weekend. The stakes are high for Steven Spielberg’s big-budget Ready Player One, which unfurls in theaters everywhere Thursday in hopes of commanding a North American start of $45 million-$50 million by the time Easter Sunday wraps. Spielberg’s
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The group will now include on-air promo producers and directors, commercial performers and narrators. The Television Academy continues to broaden the scope of its body, announcing Tuesday several more groups of of professions eligible for membership. Per changes to the current membership requirements, approved by the Board of Governors, on-air promo producers and directors are
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The documentarian stepped down from his production company, Warrior Poets, in December following a public confession of past sexual misconduct, forcing the halt of production on the planned TNT project. Turner Entertainment Networks has filed a lawsuit against documentarian Morgan Spurlock following the filmmaker’s decision to step down from his production company, Warrior Poets, in December
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In a statement on Tuesday night, the organization said, “The Committee unanimously determined that no further action was merited on this matter.” A complaint of sexual harassment that had been brought against John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has been dismissed, and he will continue to serve as the
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“We are excited to offer MoviePass customers access to our Landmark Theatres,” says Cuban. Ticket subscription service MoviePass has added Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theatres to the list of cinemas its customers can utilize. Landmark’s parent company is Wagner/Cuban Companies, a cluster of media properties co-owned by Cuban and Todd Wagner. MoviePass customers going to Landmark
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