Molly Shannon Reveals ‘SNL’ Character Mary Katherine Gallagher’s History

Molly Shannon didn’t make it onto “Saturday Night Live” the first time she auditioned, but when she got her chance five years later, she didn’t let it get away. This was one of the many reveals at “An Afternoon With Molly Shannon” held at the Seattle International Film Festival on Sunday. Shannon was at the… Read more »

Indie Producers Say They’re Getting Shortchanged By California’s Tax Incentives Program

California’s expanded film incentives program has been great at helping to stem the flow of runaway production but not so great for independent film and TV producers. Indeed, many indie producers are not happy with the new program at all.
“Indie producers are frustrated,” said Dama Claire, an incentives specialist at EP Financial Solutions. “While the state has a very good program, the bulk of the money is allocated to the major studios and to television shows returning…

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Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Join ‘Man From Earth’ Sequel

Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight, Brittany Curran, Carlos Knight and Akemi Look are joining “The Man From Earth: Holocene,” a sequel to 2007’s sci-fier “The Man From Earth.” David Lee Smith, who portrayed the lead character John Oldman, and William Katt will return. The storyline for the sequel is being kept under wraps until the film’s… Read more »

‘Empire,’ ‘Sunday Night Football’ Top List of Highest-Rated TV Shows for 2015-16

With the 2015-16 television season ended, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” and Fox’s “Empire” were once again broadcast’s top-rated series in the 18-49 demo. But unlike last season, when the freshman run of “Empire” was the most watched non-sports show, this season no new series cracked the top 10. Instead the highest rated new series, NBC’s… Read more »

Watch Andy Samberg’s “I’m A Weirdo Freestyle” For Popstar

Andy SambergThe Lonely Island’s new comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which stars Andy Samberg as the Justin Bieber-esque Conner4Real, hits theaters exactly one week from today. We’ve already heard a few tracks from the soundtrack — “Mona Lisa,” the Adam Levine-featuring “I’m So Humble,” and “Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)” — … More »

‘Frozen’ Live Show Opens at Disneyland to Excited Crowds

With the wild success — over $1 billion globally — of the Oscar-winning animated film “Frozen,” a stage production was inevitable. While a Broadway show is in the works, Disneyland California Adventure opens “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” to the public today. The Hyperion has been home to “Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” for the… Read more »

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review: Marvel’s New Mutant Saga Mixes Old With New, And Fans Should Eat It Up

For the seventh in the X-Men movie series, and fourth he has directed, guru of all things mutant Bryan Singer has thrown everything into the pot and hopes there’s something for everyone. X-Men: Apocalypse definitely is a mixed bag, and the director, with help from screenwriter Simon Kinberg, might have bitten off too much. But I have to say what is on screen is highly entertaining for fans of the X-Men brand, one of Marvel’s most reliable.
I had heard bad buzz before…

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Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: ‘The Circus’ Turns Out To Be Apt Name For Showtime Docu Series Chronicling Presidential Race

One of the more unique and unusual programs spotlighted at Deadline’s first-ever The Contenders Emmys all day event held last month at the DGA theatre,  was Showtime’s  The Circus : Inside The Greatest Political Show On Earth.  Indeed the only elephants on display at this ‘circus’   are of the GOP variety as the series attempts on a weekly basis to chronicle the most significant and interesting events in any given seven day period during this crazier than ever campaign…

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‘The Walking Dead’ Cast Spoofs ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ for Red Nose Day

NBC’s Red Nose Day special was filled with celebrity comedy sketches from the cast of “The Walking Dead” spoofing “Star Wars” to Sarah Silverman’s outlandish jokes. Check out a roundup of some of the night’s funniest spoofs and skits below. “The Walking Dead” Cast Spoofs “Star Wars Holiday Special” “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln and… Read more »