CNN head Jeff Zucker said that the network has fired three employees for going into the office without being vaccinated against Covid-19, and that parent WarnerMedia may ultimately require proof of the shots. Zucker, CNN’s president and chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports, also said that the network would postpone a planned Sept. 7 return date for most U.S. […]

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Cobie Smulders will now play Ann Coulter in “Impeachment: American Crime Story” after Betty Gilpin, who was originally set in the role, exited the cast due to scheduling complications during the pandemic. Smulders is the newest addition to the cast of this season. This news comes just after FX released the official trailer on Wednesday. Smulders is known for playing […]

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Law & Order: Organized Crime is bringing another member of the Stabler family (back) into the fold. Ellen Burstyn will reprise her role as Elliot Stabler’s (Chris Meloni) mother, Bernadette, in the NBC drama’s second season. Burstyn won an Emmy for playing the character in a 2008 episode of Law & Order: SVU. Details of how Bernie Stabler […]

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“Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent host of the venerable quiz show, taking the reins of the syndicated powerhouse that was fronted by Alex Trebek for 36 years. After Trebek’s death at the age of 80 in November 2020, Sony initiated a series of guest hosts, some of […]

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Mel Brooks is ready to look back at his life and success in show business in a memoir set to release this Fall. Ballantine Books announced Wednesday that they have acquired and will publish the comedy legend’s upcoming memoir, All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business.  In All About Me!, the director, producer, writer, and actor will reflect on growing […]

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“American Idol” judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as host Ryan Seacrest, have all signed on to return for the show’s landmark 20th season, which also marks its fifth on ABC. The network announced on Tuesday that all four will be back when “American Idol” returns in spring 2022. Seacrest has been with the show […]

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Kerry Washington will star in and produce the feature film adaptation of Diane Cardwell’s memoir “Rockaway: Surfing Headlong Into a New Life” for Netflix, the streamer announced on Tuesday. The film is a co-production with Liza Chasin’s 3dot Productions, Washington’s Simpson Street and Aevitas Entertainment. Chasin is producing, alongside Washington, Pilar Savone and Todd Shuster. […]

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Judge Andrew Napolitano, a legal contributor for Fox News, is no longer employed by the network following allegations of sexual harassment. In a complaint filed on Monday, a 27-year-old Fox News associate producer alleged that Napolitano has “sexually harassed numerous young male employees during his tenure at Fox News.” The plaintiff, whose name is John Fawcett, claims that […]

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Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine has been sold for north of $900 million to a media company backed by the private-equity firm Blackstone Group Inc. Witherspoon and Sarah Harden, Hello Sunshine’s CEO, will join the board of the new company and will continue to oversee day-to-day operations. They will also remain significant equity holders. The Wall Street Journal first reported […]

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Seth MacFarlane once again took extreme displeasure in comments made by a host of Fox News, another episode in a long saga between the Family Guy creator and Fox News corporate sibling Fox Entertainment, which airs his long-running animated series Family Guy. “Tucker Carlson’s latest opinion piece once again makes me wish Family Guy was on any other network,” MacFarlane tweeted Sunday. “Look, Fox, we […]

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If you want to pick up an Emmy in person in 2021, you had better get vaccinated before September. On Friday, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences reiterated its previous plans that only nominees and their plus-ones will be invited to attend one of the three Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies on Sept. 11 and 12 […]

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According to a source familiar with the matter, a Lionsgate documentary about Bill Cosby is not moving forward. The documentary had been in the works for years, and gained attention since Cosby’s release from prison in late June. But now, the company has killed it. A spokesperson for Lionsgate did not respond to Variety’s request for comment, nor did he answer […]

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MyPillow advertisements are a staple in between segments on Fox News, but that is, perhaps temporarily, no longer be the case as the company’s CEO Mike Lindell decided to pull his ads from the network, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night. Lindell told the Journal he was retaliating against Fox News because the network refused to […]

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The Walt Disney Co. fired back at Scarlet Johansson’s lawsuit over the release of Black Widow, in a biting statement in which it said that the litigation showed a “callous disregard” to the Covid-19 pandemic and even revealed that she has so far received $20 million from the project. A Disney spokesperson said, “There is no merit whatsoever to this […]

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Disney’s decision to release “Black Widow” on Disney Plus at the same time it hit theaters has sparked a legal battle with Scarlett Johansson, the actress tasked with playing the Marvel superhero. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorneys for Johansson allege that the star’s contract was breached when the studio opted […]

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Ron Popeil, the infomercial icon behind products like the Pocket Fisherman and Hair in a Can, died on Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press. He was 86. Popeil gained recognition when he created the famous Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ, along with his trademarked catchphrase — “Set it and forget […]

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Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition at a New Mexico hospital Wednesday, a day after suffering a heart attack while in production on the sixth and final season of AMC’s Better Call Saul. “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident,” reps for the actor said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “He […]

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The People’s Choice Awards is expanding its TV footprint. The annual awards will air on NBC as well as cable sibling E! in 2021, marking the show’s return to a broadcast network since 2017. The move will also give NBC an awards-season toehold after it dropped the 2022 Golden Globes amid criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over […]

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HBO Max is said to be gearing up to announce Season 2 of the “Sex and the City” revival, “And Just Like That,” before the first season has even made it to air. But that might not be the only surprise in store. A source close to the show’s production recently told the Daily Mail about the revival […]

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NBC’s Getaway is rounding out its cast. Marg Helgenberger (All Rise), Jasmine Mathews (The Tomorrow War), E.J. Bonilla (The Old Man) and Matt Long (Manifest) have joined Annie Ilonzeh in the cast of the network’s drama pilot Getaway, which remains in consideration for midseason. From The Blacklist exec producers John Davis and John Fox and writers JJ Bailey and Moira Kirland, Getaway follows […]

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Bailee Madison has been cast in a lead role in HBO Max’s upcoming “Pretty Little Liars” reboot, the streamer announced Tuesday. The “Good Witch” actress will star as Imogen, who is described as “a true survivor” by HBO Max. “Like all of the Liars, Imogen is a final girl. She will drive the mystery of […]

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Ted Lasso’s down home Wichita charm is, apparently, something Diane Sawyer just cannot resist. The virtual flirting between Jason Sudeikis’ Apple TV+ character and the legendary broadcast journalist began during Friday night’s episode when Ted walked into a room and Rebecca asks him, “What do you say to a cocktail?” “The same thing I’d say […]

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Comedian Jackie Mason has died; he was 93. Mason died on Saturday (July 24), at Mt Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalised for over two weeks, the celebrity lawyer Raul Felder told Associated Press. A former rabbi, Mason became a world-renowned stand-up comedian who perfected the art of amused outrage. He was known for his social commentary […]

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In a sweeping shake-up, CBS has ousted two senior managers responsible for its television stations in Los Angeles and Chicago. The move extends a dramatic management makeover within the network’s stations group in the wake of a Los Angeles Times investigation, which uncovered alleged misconduct, racism and misogyny within the division. In April, CBS tossed out […]

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The Television Academy has once again canceled the post-Emmys Governors Balls, and has also announced that the Creative Arts Emmys will return to the weekend before the Primetime Emmys telecast, and take place on Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. Just like the plans for this year’s Primetime Emmys ceremony, the live audience for the Creative Arts […]

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