BBC To Examine Rupert Murdoch’s Influence Over The British Press In Three-Part Doc Series ‘A Tabloid Empire’
The BBC is to examine Rupert Murdoch's influence over the British press in a major three-part documentary series.
The British public broadcaster has commissioned A Tabloid Empire (w/t) from Trump: An American Dream producer 72 Films.
The three-part series, which will air on BBC Two, will explore the extraordinary reach of the Murdoch empire across the British press. Covering the period from 1997 to 2012, the series examines how the press went from exerting astonishing… Read
Donald Trump Says “People Would Revolt” If He Was Impeached
As we continue this saga that we call the Trump administration, Donald Trump thinks everything is A-OK and is not worried about being impeached in after his former personal attorney Michael Cohen said he made payments to two women so that they would not discuss their alleged affairs with the former host of The Apprentice. Trump insists that the payments were not illegal and did not violate campaign finance laws.
“It's hard to impeach somebody who hasn't done anything… Read
Arrowverse Unveils Title Of Fall 2019 Crossover Event
Just as fanboys and fangirls are trying to let the events of this year’s Arrowverse crossover event sink in, next year’s fall crossover event has been revealed: “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. As soon as it was announced fans lost their minds.
The announcement of the title was unveiled at the end of tonights three-part “Elseworlds” crossover event which had Arrowverse newbie Batwoman (Ruby Rose) showing concern Arkham Asylum inmate Dr. John Deegan has found a new friend in… Read
MPTF Has Helped Industry’s Military Veterans Collect $500K In Unclaimed VA Benefits
The Motion Picture & Television Fund's VA Benefits Assistance Program has helped Hollywood's military veterans and their families collect more than $500,000 in unclaimed retroactive Veterans Affairs benefits over the last five years — and more than $85,000 in ongoing monthly benefits, all tax free for life.
On Saturday, the MPTF will hold its 2nd annual VA Benefits Screening Day to help even more vets and their families receive the benefits they've earned.
Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Donald Trump $300K In Legal Fees From Defamation Suit
UPDATE, 5:25 PM: The way things are closing in for Donald Trump in Robert Mueller's investigation, the former Celebrity Apprentice may need every dime of the nearly $300,000 he was awarded in attorney's fees today in one of his battles with Stormy Daniels.
"The Court GRANTS IN PART AND DENIES IN PART Defendant’s Motion, and orders Plaintiff to pay Defendant $293, 052.33 in attorneys’ fees, costs, and sanctions," declared federal Judge James Otero today of the defamation… Read
NFL & All Its Teams Hit With Antitrust Suit By Oakland Over Raiders’ Relocation
The Oakland Raiders have only three games left in the NFL regular season, but a lawsuit filed today could see those gridiron battles being the last the relocating Bay Area team plays for a while, anywhere.
Almost six months after the Oakland City Council gave the go ahead for legal action over the franchise's proposed moved to Sin City, City Attorney Barbara J. Parker tackled the team, the NFL itself and the "unlawful cartel" of the 31 other teams in the league on Monday… Read
Fox’s MLS Cup Final Ratings Best Since 1997
Fox’s broadcast of the 2018 MLS Cup final between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers drew 1.56 million total viewers in primetime Saturday night, making it the most-watched MLS title game since 1997, the U.S. pro soccer league’s second year of existence.
Viewership for the game — a 2-0 victory for the hometown United in front of an MLS-record crowd of 73,019 at Mercedes-Benz Arena — jumped more than 90% from last year’s final, when Toronto beat Seattle on ESPN in a… Read
A Fervent Plea To Hollywood’s Film Academy: Consider The No-Host Oscar Option
As the wise heads of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences deliberate their latest headache — the rapid demise of Kevin Hart as prospective Oscar host — here's a heartfelt plea. Please, please give serious thought to the no-host option.
As noted two weeks ago, the host-free shows of 1969, 1970, and 1971 were actually pretty good. Granted, no-host 1989 — producer Allan Carr's Snow White year — was a bust. But the earlier host-less ceremonies were short… Read
‘Blacksmith’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel In Works At NBC From Jeff Wadlow
EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development drama Blacksmith based on the graphic novel by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman, from feature writer-director Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare). Universal TV produces in association with Studio71, a digital media company and premium content studio, and Kickstart, the company behind the Blacksmith comics.
Written by Wadlow, Blacksmith is centered on Alex Malloy, known in the intelligence community for building high-tech weapons for U.S… Read
‘Ruben & Clay Christmas Show’ Review: American Idols Go Caroling And Kitsching On Broadway
For their first Broadway Christmas show, American Idol rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are dreaming of holiday TV variety specials of yore from the likes of Andy Williams, Sonny and Cher and Dean Martin. Holiday lesson: Careful what you wish for.
If you’ve watched any of those old specials on retro channels like Get TV this season, you’ll know a small dollop of Christmas kitsch covers a lot of cookie. Ruben and Clay are spreading it wide and thin at the Imperial… Read
Bill Siegel Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Trials Of Muhammad Ali’ Director Was 55
Praised documentary filmmaker Bill Siegel, known for The Trials Of Muhammad Ali and The Weather Underground among others, has died. He was 55.
Chicago-based Kartemquin Films announced Siegel’s death on its website Tuesday. “Bill was an erudite, passionate and intelligent activist and independent thinker as well as being a gifted filmmaker and cherished friend,” the statement read. “He has been a valued member of the Kartemquin community since he first worked as a… Read
Scott Derrickson Back To Direct Next ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie
Scott Derrickson is set to return as the director of Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange sequel, which has Benedict Cumberbatch reprising his role as the title character, who was last seen disintegrating into dust-like particles at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
Stephen Strange was a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon who, after a career-ending accident, discovers a world of sorcery, magic and world-bending dynamics that inevitably turns him into a superhero figure.