Chris Cuomo’s former boss Shelley Ross accused him of sexual harassment in a New York Times op-ed published Friday. Ross, under whom Cuomo worked while at ABC News, claimed that the CNN anchor grabbed her butt while at a bar in New York City’s Upper West Side. “I was at the party with my husband, who sat behind me on an […]

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Actor Scott Bakula says “significant conversations” are happening about the possibility of a reboot of his early ’90s sci-fi series Quantum Leap, though whatever talks are happening seem to be in the very early stages. On the podcast Bob Saget’s Here For You yesterday, guest Bakula suggested that the 1989-93 NBC fantasy series – in which his character time-hopped through […]

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Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker behind “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song,” and father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles, has died. He was 89. “Sweet Sweetback” was a groundbreaking film a few times over. Van Peebles financed and released the film independently, paving the way for an entire ecosystem of indie cinema. Because he couldn’t […]

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Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian, Jason Sudeikis and Rami Malek will host during the next season of “Saturday Night Live,” as the show livestreams on Peacock for the first time. For decades, the traditional home of “Saturday Night Live” has been the NBC broadcast network — after the late local weekend news. As young viewers find new ways to watch […]

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In the wake of Willie Garson’s death on Tuesday, many Hollywood figures took to social media to share memories and tributes to the late Sex and the City actor. Garson, who was best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw’s stylish best friend Stanford on the HBO comedy, died after a short illness at the age of 57. The late actor’s son, […]

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Can we talk? Because Variety has learned Kathryn Hahn is attached to play Joan Rivers in “The Comeback Girl,” a limited series in development at Showtime, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Atlas Entertainment and Berlanti Productions. In addition to starring as Rivers, Hahn will executive produce “The Comeback Girl,” Greg Berlanti will direct and executive produce and Cosmo Carlson will write and […]

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Betty Gilpin has joined the upcoming Showtime drama series “Three Women.” Gilpin joins previously announced cast members Shailene Woodley and DeWanda Wise. The series is based on the book of the same name by Lisa Taddeo. The series is described as a portrayal of American female desire, in which three women are on a crash course to radically […]

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The Emmys bucked a recent trend for major awards shows — early figures have the show up in viewers after two straight years of all-time lows. Sunday’s telecast on CBS averaged about 7.4 million viewers, according to time zone-adjusted fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen. That’s a 16 percent improvement on the 6.36 million viewers for […]

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The Emmys have mostly been a predictable affair this year. Even the most cringe-inducing sketches pointed out that Ted Lasso and The Crown were sure to clean up. Elsewhere, the Emmys finally got around to pointing out that Mike Pence had a fly on his head at the vice presidential debates 150 years ago—but we digress. Saturday Night Live didn’t have a […]

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The Primetime Emmy Awards were unable to capitalize on its historic and diverse nomination fields, with all major acting trophies going to white actors. Actors that were seen as solid contenders included Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez (“Pose”), the late Michael K. Williams (“Lovecraft Country”) and Kenan Thompson and Bowen Yang (“Saturday Night Live”) — but in the end, all ended up empty-handed. […]

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Netflix’s The Crown reigned over the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, with seven honors, including drama series. Meanwhile, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso took home four while HBO Max’s Hacks and HBO’s Mare of Easttown have claimed three wins apiece and Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit won two honors including a win for limited series. The honors, held in downtown Los Angeles outdoors at L.A. Live entertainment complex, […]

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A year after winning four Primetime Emmys for the hit comedy series Schitt’s Creek, Dan Levy has closed a first look feature deal and an overall one in scripted content with Netflix, under which he’ll write and produce. Levy’s work in film will begin promptly with an original untitled romantic comedy which he’ll direct, write, produce and star in. Sister’s Stacey […]

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Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will host the remaining episodes of “Jeopardy!” for the rest of the year, Variety has confirmed. However, the search for a final, permanent host is still ongoing. Bialik will take over hosting duties for the first couple weeks, starting Sept. 20 and running through Nov. 5. She and Jennings will then trade off as their […]

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Wendy Williams has tested positive for COVID-19, a statement posted on her talk show’s Instagram account revealed Wednesday. “While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” the statement said. “To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and […]

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Jennifer Aniston revealed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that she will not be attending the 2021 Emmys on Sunday, citing her personal safety as the pandemic continues. As part of HBO Max’s “Friends” reunion, she’s nominated in the variety special (pre-recorded) category alongside Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and other producers. “No, I will not […]

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Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated an effort to recall him from office on Tuesday, beating back a conservative challenge by a gaping margin. The “no” campaign was winning 67% of the vote with two-thirds of the expected votes tallied, according to counts from CNN and the Los Angeles Times. In a speech from Sacramento, Newsom said he was “humbled” and “grateful” […]

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The NBCUniversal streaming service has ordered a second season of The Amber Ruffin Show. The pickup comes a few days before the final episode of season one on Sept. 17; season two will follow quickly on Oct. 8. Episodes debut Fridays on Peacock. “We are thrilled to keep doing what we love for another season,” said […]

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Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one of Saturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was 61. Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The comedian’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo […]

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With key art featuring the tagline “Make Your Move,” HBO announced on Monday that the long-awaited third season of “Succession” will premiere on Oct. 17. That’s close to the two-year anniversary — Oct. 13, 2019 — of the airdate for the Season 2 finale. Production on the third season of “Succession,” from creator Jesse Armstrong, was delayed […]

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The Queen’s Gambit topped the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, presented across three ceremonies over Saturday and Sunday, with Netflix’s chess-themed drama collecting nine awards including for casting, cinematography, costumes, editing, makeup, production design, score, sound editing and sound mixing. The Mandalorian followed with seven Emmys, including one for composer Ludwig Göransson—his second consecutive win for the Disney+ series. RuPaul’s Drag […]

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Multitalented actress and entertainer Susan Anton chats with Ross Crystal about hosting her new program “Idol Chat TV”, that reunites stars from classic TV shows and films.

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On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Bruce Springsteen gave an emotional live performance of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” at the 9/11 memorial in New York City. Before the performance, Springsteen gave a speech remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died. “May God bless our fallen brothers and sisters, their families, their friends and their […]

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Billy Bob Thornton has joined the cast of the “Yellowstone” prequel series “1883,” taking on a guest starring role in the Paramount+ drama. The “Goliath” star will play Marshal Jim Courtright on the series. He joins previously announced series regulars Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. A prequel to Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount Network series […]

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Jim Gianopulos will be leaving Paramount as chairman and CEO, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Brian Robbins, who currently runs kids network Nickelodeon for parent company ViacomCBS, will take over. A source familiar with the situation says Robbins will continue to oversee Nickelodeon and kids and family content at streaming service Paramount+. The Wall Street Journal first reported the leadership shake-up. Gianopulos took the […]

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Everything old was new again at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, as actor Ben Affleck hit the red carpet hand in hand with girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, formally launching Bennifer 2.0. The couple posed alongside co-stars Matt Damon and Jodie Comer and director Ridley Scott as they took in the world premiere of their historical drama “The Last Duel,” a […]

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