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‘Real Time’: Bill Maher Pledges Contribution To Activist Labeled “Anti-Muslim Extremist”

Bill Maher and the Southern Poverty Law Center seem to be on opposite sides with regard to Maajid Nawaz, a British activist described by HBO’s Real Time host as the founder of the “world’s first counter-extremism think tank.” The SPLC has included Nawaz on a list of anti-Muslim extremists. On Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, […]

Mad Max In Barstow? Man Channeling The Action Character Arrested For Illegal Weapons

In a case of life imitates art, a man dressed like — and claiming to be — the action antihero Mad Max was arrested in the California desert last night. Big deal, you say? That guy done up like the Joker was busted twice in Florida last month, right? Well, this dude took things to the […]

Bradley Cooper Films ‘A Star Is Born’ Scene At Glastonbury; Johnny Depp Makes Encore Appearance

You might have heard an A-list Hollywood actor who moonlights as a guitarist got in some hot water onstage at England’s Glastonbury Festival on Thursday. Well, another hit the boards tonight, though there was no apology necessary for Bradley Cooper’s onstage appearance. The Oscar nominee was there to film a scene for A Star Is Born, […]

DGA To Elect New President Saturday At Convention

The DGA elects a new president tomorrow at its biennial convention in Los Angeles, and there’s a good chance the winner will come from the ranks of its three West Coast-residing vice presidents, as have the past four DGA presidents. If that pattern holds, the next DGA president will be either Betty Thomas, currently the […]

‘The Exorcist’: Jason Ensler Joins Fox Drama Series As Executive Producer

Jason Ensler has is joining Fox’s horror drama The Exorcist as an executive producer/director for its upcoming second season. In addition to his duties on the show, stemming from him directing two episodes of The Exorcist‘s first season, he also has signed a deal with the studio behind it, 20th Century Fox TV. The Exorcist, based […]

Stephen Colbert Announces Possible White House Run In 2020, On Russian TV

Stephen Colbert is in Russia and, Friday night, was set to appear on Evening Urgant, a popular late-night show hosted by Ivan Urgant that airs on state-run TV, and looks suspiciously like certain late-night shows in the U.S. In video on the program’s website, that appears to be video of Colbert’s appearance – or the […]

Steven Williams Joins ‘The Chi’; Alejandro Edda In ‘Cocaine Godmother’

Steven Williams (The Leftovers, Supernatural) is set for a key recurring role in Showtime’s hourlong drama The Chi, from Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Common, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios. Created/executive produced by Waithe, executive produced/showrun by Reid and executive produced by Common and Kaplan, The Chi is a coming-of-age story that […]

Aaron Rodgers, 2-Time NFL MVP, Huddles Up With CAA Sports Off The Field

CAA will create commercial opportunities for Rodgers — a Super Bowl champ and two-time NFL MVP, — in such areas as film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital media, publishing and philanthropy, among others. “I have always been interested in exploring ways to parlay the things I am most passionate about into new business endeavors,” […]

‘Downward Dog’ Canceled By ABC

ABC has canceled new comedy series Downward Dog. Co-creator Samm Hodges shared the news via Twitter. Hey. Statement from @m_killen and I. Love and hope and not giving up #DownwardDog pic.twitter.com/VUn8NrgdLu — Samm Hodges (@sammhodges) June 23, 2017 MORE TO…

‘The Beguiled’ Review: Sofia Coppola’s Female-Driven Civil War Story Ratchets Up The Sexual Tension

Probably one of Clint Eastwood’s lesser-known films, the 1971 Civil War drama The Beguiled would at first blush seem an odd choice for a remake by Sofia Coppola, especially since she had never seen the original. But as I say in my video review above, somehow by taking the focus off Eastwood’s wounded Union soldier character and […]