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Emily Blunt Joins Ryan Gosling in Universal’s ‘The Fall Guy’

Emily Blunt has joined actor Ryan Gosling and director David Leitch in the stuntman action drama The Fall Guy for Universal. The forthcoming movie is inspired by the classic 1980s series of the same name. Fall Guy was created by Glen A. Larson, the prolific TV producer whose output ranged from Battlestar Galactica to Magnum P.I, […]

That Was My Idea! How Hollywood Is Avoiding Story Theft Claims

A ragtag group of misfits, each with their own unique skill, bands together to pull off a high-stakes con. Depending on your preferences and streaming subscriptions, the film that comes to mind could be the 1955 classic Rififi, this year’s DreamWorks animated comedy The Bad Guys or any of the dozens of other heist movies […]

Telefilm Canada’s Outgoing CEO Talks Diversity Drive Amid a Racial Reckoning: “It’s About Reducing the Barriers”

As Christa Dickenson gets set to step down as executive director and CEO of Telefilm Canada after four years as head of the country’s biggest film financier, she looks back on a four year tenure rocked by a pandemic and protests. “For me, it meant 2020 was a catalyst for true cultural change at Telefilm,” […]

How Ms. Pat’s Raw Truth Fueled a Hit Sitcom, an Emmy Nom and Praise from Norman Lear

The real-life struggles that The Ms. Pat Show draws its material from seem more ripe for a gritty, sobering drama than broad, punchline-driven comedy. Poverty. Drug addiction. Childhood abuse. A criminal past. It doesn’t exactly scream out laugh-a-minute. But its star, Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, long ago found that using comedy to plow through life’s […]

“There’s Almost No Guardrails” : ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Creative Team Behind ‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’

The Boys supervillain Homelander is just as maniacally insecure in short-form animation as he is in live-action. In 2021, after two seasons of critical acclaim and a season two Emmy nomination for outstanding drama series, Amazon Prime Video expanded the world of The Boys, its no-holds-barred satire of superhero storytelling and modern-day America. And in […]

‘Love, Death and Robots’ Animated Anthology Renewed at Netflix

Netflix hasn’t had enough of Love, Death and Robots yet. The streamer has picked up a fourth season of the Emmy-winning animated series. Netflix made the announcement on Instagram Friday morning. The renewal for Love, Death and Robots comes about three months after its third season debuted, and a month after it was nominated for […]

Golden Globes: HFPA Re-Elects Helen Hoehne as President

Helen Hoehne, a German print and broadcast journalist who has served as the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its darkest hour, has been re-elected to that position, the organization behind the annual Golden Globe Awards announced Friday. The HFPA says that Hoehne was re-elected “by an overwhelming margin.” “I am humbled and […]

Author Salman Rushdie Attacked on Lecture Stage in New York

Salman Rushdie, whose novel The Satanic Verses drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and was […]

Ncuti Gatwa to Start Filming First ‘Doctor Who’ Season This November (Exclusive)

Incoming Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa won’t have to wait too long until he’s given the keys to the TARDIS.  The Outne Reporter understands that the Sex Education star will begin filming the next season of Doctor Who — the 14th since its 2005 revival and his first as the famed Time Lord — for the BBC […]

‘President’ Filmmakers on Zimbabwe’s Ban of the Doc and Long Fight for Democracy

From her home in Copenhagen, Denmark, director Camilla Nielsson is fighting for justice. Justice in Zimbabwe. The filmmaker has shot two acclaimed documentaries in the landlocked African nation: Democrats, which won the best documentary feature honor at Tribeca in 2015, and President, which premiered in Sundance in January, where it won the World Cinema Documentary […]

Amazon’s ‘A League of Their Own’ Creators Make Their Pitch: “It’s Not a Reboot”

Welcome to the 181st episode of TV’s Top 5, The Outne Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

Venice: ’48 Hours,’ ‘Red Heat’ Director Walter Hill to Get Glory to the Filmmaker Honor

Walter HIll, the iconic director of such films as The Warriors, 48 Hours and Red Heat, will be honored for his life’s work at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival. He will receive the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award. Hill will screen his new film, the Western Dead for a Dollar, starring Christoph Waltz, […]

Viaplay Signs Manchester City Star Erling Haaland to Multi-Territory Media Deal

Nordic media group Viaplay has signed up the hottest soccer player in the world at the moment, Manchester City and Norway striker Erling Haaland to an exclusive, multi-market partnership that will see Haaland star in Viaplay content and become the group’s media ambassador. Under the deal, which Viaplay announced Friday, the 22-year-old Haaland will star […]

Jon Batiste Leaving ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ After Seven Seasons as Bandleader

Jon Batiste is exiting CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert after serving as bandleader since the show launched in September 2015, host Stephen Colbert announced Thursday. Colbert told his audience that Louis Cato, who has filled in throughout the summer amid Batiste’s absence, will take over the role permanently, with the host introducing his […]

Michelle Branch and The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Split After Three Years of Marriage

Michelle Branch and The Black Keys‘ Patrick Carney are calling it quits after three years of marriage. “To say that I am totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family. The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must figure out how to move […]

Eric Weinberg, ‘Scrubs’ Writer Arrested for Sexual Assault, Has Court Date Postponed

The court date of Scrubs writer and co-executive producer Eric Weinberg, who was arrested in July on sexual assault charges, has been postponed, according to the accusers involved in the case.  Weinberg, who was previously arrested on suspicion of rape in 2014, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday, Aug. 12, at which point the District Attorney’s office […]

‘Day Shift’ Review: Jamie Foxx’s Netflix Vampire Comedy Is a Breezy Late-Summer Diversion

Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg and Dave Franco star in this strange comedy about a vampire hunter trying to keep his family together.

Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick List Paso Robles Winery for $22M

From reality TV to winemaking, American Idol creators Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are ready to move on to their next venture. After purchasing a 164-acre Paso Robles farm house in 2005, the producing duo tore down the old structure, thus creating what now stands as Villa San-Juliette (VSJ). Reminiscent of Italian wine country, VSJ […]