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Sean Hannity Defends Himself After Ted Koppel Says “He’s Bad For America” On ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

Fox News host Sean Hannity called out CBS for editing his interview with veteran journalist Ted Koppel on CBS Sunday Morning, after Koppel said that Hannity’s show is “bad for America.” “’Fake Edited News’ CBS News release the unedited 45-minute interview so people can see the BS games you play in the edit room. I dare […]

‘Scandal’ Cast Tease 100th Episode & Characters’ Fates At Emotional Panel – PaleyFest

Gladiators united at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday afternoon for the Scandal PaleyFest panel. Representing the hit Shonda Rhimes drama were stars Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley, George Newbern, Cornelius Smith Jr. and Joe Morton. REX/Shutterstock Before the panel began, the audience […]

Broadway Review: In ‘Sweat’, Trump’s Pipe Dream Deferred; ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Sharp and threatening as a box cutter blade, Lynn Nottage’s drama Sweat opened last fall at the Public Theater shortly before the election, an unnervingly prescient reality check even before Donald Trump’s victory. “No play in recent memory has shed more light on the crises and tribulations of America’s great retrenched working middle class,” I […]

Podcaster Jon Lovett Says CNN Hires “Silly, Craven” Conservatives

Podcaster and former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett was having a perfectly pleasant conversation with CNN’s Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources this morning – even after saying cable news speaks in a “dead language” – until the subject turned to the network’s political panels. Without naming CNN’s resident Trump supporters Jeffrey Lord or Kayleigh McEnany – […]

How Lionsgate Re-Charged ‘Power Rangers’ & Returned It To The Big Screen

Power Rangers? Twenty-four years later on the big screen? In the wake of such mega young adult hits like Hunger Games and Twilight, Power Rangers may have appeared initially as a desperate attempt by Lionsgate to reawake the millennials they lost. And talk about a risk: the original feature film Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers tanked back in 1995 with a final […]

Jazz Doc ‘I Called Him Morgan’ Hits Solid Note; ‘Wilson’ Walks Slow – Specialty B.O.

The first weekend of spring was mostly a chill at the Specialty box office, with only some new and holdovers films getting decent numbers Friday to Sunday. Even some stalwarts were showing signs of fatigue. Newcomer I Called Him Morgan from Submarine Deluxe and FilmRise had the best per theater average from its single New York location, grossing $14K. FIP […]

‘Sing’ Gives Voice To $600M At Worldwide Box Office

Illumination and Universal Pictures’ animated let’s-put-on-a-show show Sing has reached the $600M mark at global turnstiles. The current split on the Garth Jennings-directed charmer is $269.7M domestic with $330.3M at the international box office. That makes for a nice round milestone through Sunday. Sing had passed $500M last month. The movie, featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, […]

The President Trumpets Jeanine Pirro: Is Paul Ryan Just Collateral Damage?

Coincidence? You’re Fired-By-Proxy? Collateral damage? The Sunday morning Beltway programs parsed the motivations and fall out of Judge Jeanine Pirro’s televised demand for the resignation of house speaker Paul Ryan – a Saturday night performance handed a world-wide promo earlier in the day by President Donald Trump himself. “Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 […]

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Nears $700M WW; ‘Kong’ Has Mighty $72M China Bow, Tops $250M Offshore – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast continued to shine in the sophomore session with another $119.2M at the international box office — a less than 35% drop from opening last week. The global cume is $690.3M through Sunday making the Bill Condon-directed live-action tuner the No. 1 movie of 2017 worldwide (and domestic). […]

‘Beauty And The Beast’, ‘Logan’, ‘Kong’ & ‘Power Rangers’ Fuel March B.O. To $1 Billion Record

ComScore is reporting this morning that the March box office is hitting an all-time record of $1 billion thanks to momentum of such tentpoles as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 20th Century Fox’s Logan, Legendary/Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island and Lionsgate’s Saban’s Power Rangers.  This month easily blows away last year’s $948.8M which was built on the success of Disney’s Zootopia ($255.9M for the […]