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‘Feud: Bette & Jane’ Review: Jessica Lange & Susan Sarandon Kill In H’wood War Story

If you thought there were sharp elbows in the campaigns for this year’s Academy Awards, FX’s upcoming Feud: Bette And Joan shows how just rough and ruthless things once were in Hollywood. Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series also shows stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange at the top of their considerable games in performances that […]

Charlize Theron & Seth Rogen Topline Comedy ‘Flarsky’

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are set to star in and produce Flarsky, a comedy feature written by Dan Sterling and directed by Jonathan Levine. It centers on an unemployed journalist (Rogen), battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of […]

‘Community’ Reunion Set As Dan Harmon Guests On Ken Jeong’s ‘Dr. Ken’ Season Finale

Six seasons and a guest appearance? Community creator Dan Harmon will appear in the Season 2 finale of ABC’s Dr. Ken starring Ken Jeong, who was a regular on Harmon’s NBC comedy. In the episode titled “Ken’s Big Audition,” Harmon will play himself, the creator of a new TV comedy set at a community college. Harmon’s character […]

Illumination COO Natalie Fischer Stepping Aside; Ex-Jim Henson Boss To Replace Her

Natalie Fischer, a key figure in the launch of Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment and its chief operating officer since 2012, will be stepping aside later this year to move into an advisor role. The Universal-based company made the announcement today and said that former Jim Henson Company president Peter Schube has been tapped to replace her. […]

Debby Ryan To Star In the CW Pilot ‘Insatiable’

Former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan has been tapped as the female lead in the CW drama pilot Insatiable, from former Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Storied Media Group and CBS TV Studios. Written/executive produced by Gussis and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft), Insatiable was inspired by real-life Southern lawyer and top […]

Time Warner Sells Atlanta TV Station To Meredith, Possibly Helping AT&T Deal

The case for an FCC review of AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner weakened today: The entertainment company agreed to sell its independent Atlanta TV station — WPCH — to Meredith for $70 million. The FCC will have to approve the TV station sale. But if there’s no hitch there, then Time Warner’s deal […]

Maker Studios’ Latest Round Of Layoffs Claims 80

Disney’s Maker Studios is in the midst of another round of layoffs today, which follows a round in July that claimed about 30 employees. A source close to the situation says the total number of layoffs now underway is around 80, at various levels of the operation. In December, Disney folded Maker’s digital operation into its […]

‘The Commuter’: Lionsgate Moves Liam Neeson Thriller Back Three Months To January

The Commuter is going in reverse, release date-wise. Lionsgate said today that its thriller starring Liam Neeson has moved from an October bow to January 12. Vera Farmiga co-stars as a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an enticing opportunity to Neeson’s character — one that has dire circumstances if he accepts. The […]

Sienna Miller, Giancarlo Giannini Join ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’

EXCLUSIVE:  Sienna Miller and Giancarlo Giannini have joined The Catcher Was A Spy, the Ben Lewin-directed drama that stars Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels. Robert Rodat adapted the script from Nicholas Dawidoff’s bestselling book that tells the true story of Moe Berg, a major league ballplayer who was an important spy […]

John Gay Dies: ‘Run Silent Run Deep’ Screenwriter Was 92

John Gay, whose writing credits for film and TV include big-screen fare like Run Silent Run Deep and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and, on the small screen reach back to television’s Golden Age and continued through the 1980s and ’90s with such mini-series as Fatal Vision and Cruel Doubt, died February 4 in Santa Monica. […]