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Stephen Colbert Feels “Blessed” By Donald Trump’s Pick Of Potty-Mouth Scaramucci As Communications Chief

On a day in which the head of the Boy Scouts made a public apology for the group’s jamboree behavior of the President of the United States, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show had no time to even touch on that. Because Trump got upstaged by his own new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who forgot […]

Marty Sklar Dies: Longtime Imagineer, Theme Park Designer & Walt Disney’s “Right-Hand Man” Was 83

Marty Sklar, the man who supervised the design and construction of Tokyo Disneyland, the Disney-MGM Studios, Disneyland Paris and other theme park attractions, has died at his home, Disney said tonight. He was 83 and had made an appearance at Disney’s D23 two weeks ago. Having started an intern for Walt Disney, Sklar finished his […]

Trevor Noah Loves Anthony Scaramucci Since He Set Fire To Reince Priebus And Steve Bannon

“This is a moment of joy,” Trevor Noah announced at the top of Thursday night’s The Daily Show, celebrating the record set by new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci who “hasn’t even been here a week and already he has his own scandal.” Specifically, Scaramucci set fire to Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon in […]

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Gets Poster & New Promo

The new American Horror Story poster has debuted for the series’ seventh season, titled American Horror Story: Cult. The poster depicts a pale, downcast woman with the top half of her head removed, a la Dr. Lecter’s infamous dinner with Ray Liotta in Hannibal. Instead of a brain, she possesses a bee hive oozing honey. The posters […]

Ike Barinholtz On “Emotional” Phone Call With Mindy Kaling That Led To His Neck Injury Being Written Into ‘Mindy Project’

Ike Barinholtz said at TCA today that after breaking his neck during a fall stunt last month on the movie The Pact, he had an “emotional” phone call with The Mindy Project series creator and star Mindy Kaling. “‘She said instantly we’re going to write you in the show, we’re going to make sure you’re safe,” recounted Barinholtz who […]

Samuel L. Jackson To Star In ‘Old Man’ Drama Series From Jon Steinberg, Warren Littlefield & Fox 21 TV Studios

EXCLUSIVE: A marquee drama series package is heating up the marketplace. I hear Old Man, starring Samuel L. Jackson in his first TV series gig, from Black Sails co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, Fargo and Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefiueld and Fox 21 TV Studios, is being pitched to the major basic and pay cable networks […]

‘The Walking Dead’ Cancels TCA Panel For Stuntman’s Funeral

The Walking Dead will not have a panel at this summer’s TCA so the executive producers can attend the funeral of deceased stuntman John Bernecker, AMC announced today. The long planned session for the zombie apocalypse blockbuster was set to take place on July 29. Fresh off a subdued appearance at Comic-Con last week, EPs […]

‘Tales From The Crypt’: Turner Entertainment Boss On Reboot Rights Wrangling

A year and a half ago, TBS and TNT entertainment president and Turner chief creative officer Kevin Reilly announced a reboot of Tales From the Crypt with M. Night Shyamalan steering the ship. Based on the EC comic book, the popular original series ran for 93 episodes on HBO from 1989-96. The reboot was to also be […]

Sarah Silverman Travels Country In Search Of The Un-Like-Minded For Hulu’s ‘I Love You America’ – TCA

Sarah Silverman is really proud of the pitch she gave on her Hulu show I Love You, America, promising that, while other late-night shows connect with like-minded people, hers will connect with the un-like-minded. “Then we sat down and said, ‘Let’s make the show,’ and I said ‘Oh fuck. That’s hard!’” The 10-episode straight-to-series order […]

Peter Bart: Police Sadism In ‘Detroit’ May Stir Audiences, But Will It Also Provoke Them?

Here’s what Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal say they wanted to accomplish in shooting Detroit: That filmgoers “not so much watch the story as absorb it like a physical sensation.” The question: Should a race riot be inflicted on an audience as a “physical sensation?” In making an agitprop movie, should filmmakers design scenes that […]