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Mark Consuelos Joins ‘Riverdale’ For Season 2; ‘Suits’ Casts Dulé Hill

Mark Consuelos (Pitch) has joined the cast of the CW’s Riverdale as a new series regular for Season 2. Consuelos will play Hiram Lodge, a ruthless, handsome, charismatic businessman who is coming back to Riverdale after weathering a financial scandal that almost destroyed him. He is there to reconnect with his wife Hermione (Marisol Nichols) and, […]

WGA Contract Talks Over For The Day, Will Resume Wednesday – Update

UPDATED, 5:33 PM: Contract talks between the WGA and management’s AMPTP have recessed for the day and will resume Wednesday morning, the sides said. PREVIOUSLY, 8:45 AM: Armed with strike authorization, WGA leaders return to the bargaining table today for the final push to reach an agreement with management’s AMPTP on terms for a new film […]

Fox News Strike Back At “Copycat” Racial Discrimination Suits From Staff – Update

UPDATE, 5:20 PM: Hit with two racial discrimination suits today, in New York State court and in federal court, Fox News Channel is now swinging back. “Fox News and Dianne Brandi vehemently deny the race discrimination claims in both lawsuits,” a FNC spokesperson tells Deadline of the accused cable newser and its EVP of Business […]

Netflix Picks Up Alfre Woodard-Starring Drama ‘Juanita’

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired global rights to the Clark Johnson-directed drama Juanita, in what is said to be a continuation of the streaming giant’s global film strategy of working directly with independent filmmakers. The pic, which is currently filming in Virginia, stars Alfre Woodard, Adam Beach, Blair Underwood, Marcus Henderson and LaTanya Richardson, It centers […]

Will Smith In Talks To Join Ang Lee For ‘Gemini Man’

Will Smith is in talks to star in Gemini Man, a long-in-development project that has Ang Lee is in negotiations to direct. Word is that this is early days, but Lee is running into trouble getting his Thrilla In Manila boxing film off the ground, so attention is being paid elsewhere. The Gemini Man project, […]

Madonna Criticizes Unauthorized Biopic ‘Blonde Ambition’

A day after Universal Pictures optioned the rights to the Madonna biopic Blonde Ambition, the singer is voicing her opinion about the unauthorized project, saying only she can tell her story. “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” Madonna wrote Tuesday on social media. “Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries […]

AT&T Plans More DirecTV-Wireless Phone Bundles To Fight Churn

The year is off to a tough start for AT&T  — now with a recent acquisition agreement for a spectrum-rich company on the rocks — execs acknowledged in a quarterly call with analysts. The $1.25 billion stock deal for Straight Path Communications, announced this month, is up in the air because the company has received […]

Playground Options David Enrich’s Financial Exposé ‘The Spider Network’ For Series Development

Colin Collender’s Playground has optioned the rights to David Enrich’s new narrative nonfiction book The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History, for series development. HarperCollins Author and Wall Street Journal business editor Enrich won the 2016 Gerald Loeb […]

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2’: $100M Offshore Bow In The Mix? – International Box Office Preview

A little less than three years after Guardians Of The Galaxy become an out-of-this-worldwide breakout hit, the sequel begins overseas rollout today. Debuting in the sweet late-April spot that’s seen Disney release such Marvel tentpoles as Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Iron Man 3, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 rockets […]

Fox Network Buys Erica Oyama Family Comedy From Kapital Entertainment

Fox has put in development a half-hour single-camera comedy series written by Erica Oyama, creator, writer and executive producer of the Yahoo/E! comedy series Burning Love, and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. The project is part of Fox’s initiative to buy and develop more series outside of the traditional pilot cycle. Based on Oyama’s life, the family comedy centers on Olivia, […]