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Head-Scratcher: Deadline's Plea for Mel Gibson Omits TV Show Tie Between Actor, Journalist
Many may be surprised to learn that an impassioned plea by freelance journalist Allison Hope Weiner for Hollywood to embrace Mel Gibson last week failed to disclose an additional relationship between ...
‘Captain America’s’ Anthony Mackie Eyes ‘Triple Nine’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to join Open Road’s cop drama “Triple Nine,” which John Hillcoat is directing. Mackie would work opposite Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Wins...
Why ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Should Have Ended Years Ago
The time will come in the not-too-distant future when ABC’s “Modern Family” or CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” will have to decide whether to continue for another season or...
‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff Switches Directors
The spinoff pilot for the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” has had a switch-up. Pam Fryman, who directed the majority of “HIMYM” episodes and was slated to direct the “...
‘Fifty Shades” Victor Rasuk Joins Kevin Williamson’s CBS Stalker Pilot
Kevin Williamson’s as-yet-to-be-named psychological thriller pilot for CBS has put another man on the case. “Godzilla” and “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” Victor Rasuk wil...
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Actor Victor Rasuk Cast in Kevin Williamson's CBS Stalker Pilot
Kevin Williamson's as-yet-untitled drama pilot for CBS has added Victor Rasuk to its cast. The one-hour drama, which Williamson is writing and directing, is a psychological thriller centered on de...
Mark Wahlberg's A&E Show ‘Breaking Boston’ Yanked After 1 Episode
Mark Wahlberg's relationship with A&E had its ups and downs this week. “Breaking Boston,” the docudrama executive produced by the actor, has been pulled from the network after just...
Discovery Founder and Chairman John Hendricks to Retire in May
Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks will retire as chairman of the company's board of directors on May 16. His retirement date coincides with the network's annual shareholders mee...
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Discovery Founder John Hendricks Retiring as Chairman of Board
The 61-year-old will stay on through the annual shareholders meeting in May.read more
‘Bates Motel’s’ Michael Vartan Heading for Thriller ‘Crawlspace’
Michael Vartan from “Bates Motel” has been cast as the lead in New Line’s horror thriller “Crawlspace.” Erin Moriarty landed the lead female role in “Crawlspace” a we...
‘This American Life’ Loses Public Radio Distributor
After 17 years, Public Radio International announced today that it will end distribution of one of its most popular shows, “This American Life.” The Ira Glass-hosted program, which has bee...
Netflix Chief Hastings: Comcast and Other Internet Providers Should Provide Free Access to Content Companies
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings agreed to pay Comcast for direct connections to the cable giant’s Internet networks. But he isn’t happy about it. The exec issued a call for a “strong”...
‘Wahlburgers’ Finale Scores 2 Million-Plus Viewers
A&E's “Wahlburgers” cooked up decent ratings with its season finale on Wednesday night, drawing 2.3 million total viewers. In the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic, the episod...
Comcast-TW Cable: Whirlwind of Talks, Shifting Alliances Led to Deal
A 300-plus page proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission offers intriguing detail on the fast-moving negotiations that led to Comcast’s $45.2 billion merger pact with Time Warner Cab...
Tracey Ullman Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Good Session’
Tracey Ullman is going into therapy for CBS. Ullman (“The Tracey Ullman Show,” “State of the Union”) has been cast in the network's comedy pilot “Good Session,”...
5 TV Characters Who Defy Their Own Stereotypes
With the golden age of television now on the rise, one can't help but appreciate the noticeable progression in both comedies and dramas as they begin to introduce new layers to their characters never ...
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DirecTV CEO Michael White's Compensation Falls 31 Percent to $12.5 Million
CFO Patrick Doyle earned $3.9 million in 2013, also down from a year earlier.read more
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A&E Pulls Another Show From Its Lineup: Breaking Boston
That needle scratch you hear is A&E pulling new reality show Breaking Boston off its prime-time lineup after just one airing—the show debuted to an anemic 313,000 total viewers (suggesting...
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'20/20' Host Elizabeth Vargas to Pen Alcoholism Memoir
The ABC newswoman will write about her long struggle with addiction in a book to be published in 2016.read more
‘Noah’ Has Strong Start in Korea With $1.1 Million
In its first opening market, the biblical-themed epic “Noah” opened on 730 screens in Korea and grossed $1.1 million—the highest opening day in 2014 for the territory. Paramount-New Reg...

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