Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Winners: PBS & CBS Dominate

The Creative Arts portion of the two-night Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony was held tonight at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in down town Los Angeles; The second night of Emmy bestowing, which will not be televised this year, is happening Sunday at the hotel.
Winners were named tonight in 66 categories with CBS and PBS dominated with a total of 26 wins between them. CBS came in with 11 wins, among them 5 for The Young and the Restless, and a win for This Morning in the talk…

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‘Jungle Book’ Tide Rises & Drowns ‘Keanu’, ‘Mother’s Day’ & ‘Ratchet & Clank’ – Late Night Update

3RD UPDATE, 11:38PM: Disney’s The Jungle Book is on its way to make $38.8M in its third weekend,  -37% off from a week ago with a running cume by Sunday of $248.5M. That’s a great gross considering most schools are back in session according to ComScore with 7% off on Friday and everyone back in class on Monday. In its third Friday, JB is counting $10.2M, -38%.
This weekend marks the eighth time this year that Disney will hit the No. 1 spot with JB. May 14-16 marks weekend…

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HERC RADIO!! Learn What He Thinks Of Favreau’s JUNGLE BOOK Plus The Next GOTHAM, LAST MAN And SILICO

HERC RADIO!! Learn What He Thinks Of Favreau’s JUNGLE BOOK Plus The Next GOTHAM, LAST MAN And SILICON!!

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SWEEPS DAY THREE!! WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER!! Cheap Trick, Chicago & NWA On HBO’s R&RHOF!!

SWEEPS DAY THREE!! WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER!! Cheap Trick, Chicago & NWA On HBO’s ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME!! Saturday TV Talkback!!

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The SNL clip show honoring Prince was easily the highest rated show last Saturday, doubling the number garnered by the NHL playoffs.
Saturdays, Feb. 19-April 23, 2016 (Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; previous weeks in parentheses) 2.1 (1.9) (1.8) (1.9) (—) (—) SNL 1.2 (1.3) (0.8) (—) (—) (1.8) NBA Basketball 1.0 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) NHL Hockey 0.7 (0.6) (0.9) (0.8) (—) (1.1) 48 Hours 0.7 (0.6) (0.5) (0.4) (0.3) (0.4) SportsCenter 0.6 (0.7) (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) Dragon Ball Z 0.6 (—) (—) (0.4) (—) (—) ABC Movie 0.6 (0.3) (—) (—) (—) (—) Boxing 0.5 (0.7) (—) (0.5) (—) (—) 20/20 0.4 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) American Grit 0.4 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Lemonade 0.4 (0.4) (0.3) (0.4) (0.5) (0.4) Naruto Shippuden 0.4 (0.4) (—) (—) (—) (—) NCIS NO 0.3 (0.3) (—) (—) (0.4) (0.3) Full Frontal 0.3 (0.3) (0.3) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) House Hunters Reno 0.3 (0.3) (0.4) (0.4) (—) (—) Cops 0.3 (—) (0.4) (—) (—) (—) Outlander

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Hollywood and D.C. Celebrate Journalism at Variety, Washington Post and SAG-AFTRA Event

The mix of glitz and government on the White House Correspondents Association dinner weekend can overshadow the purpose of the event: journalism. On the eve of the annual dinner, Variety teamed with The Washington Post, SAG-AFTRA and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for a Celebration of Journalism, held at the Post’s new headquarters in downtown D.C. Members… Read more »

Politics, Legends, Lassie And Lollobrigida Share The Spotlight As TCM Classic Film Festival Gets Rolling In Hollywood

It is TCM Classic Film Festival time again in Hollywood as the film-centric cable channel throws its 7th Annual fest devoted to all things good about old movies.  Actually I hate to use the term “old movies”, because if you’ve never seen it , it’s brand new in a way , and “classic” never goes out of style.  Last night at the TCL Chinese Theatre the fest got political with its main opening attraction,  a 40th anniversary screening of All The President’s Men.  And although…

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MAD MEN’s Moss Offered Offred in Hulu Series A HANDMAID’S TALE!!

MAD MEN’s Moss Offered Offred in Hulu Series A HANDMAID’S TALE!!

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If you’ve not seen the Natasha Richardson movie or read the Margaret Atwood book, “The Handmaid’s Tale” depicts a dystopian future in which a big chunk of the United States establishes an ISIS-y fundamentalist state and forces its dwindling number of fertile women into to sexual slavery.
(Well, dystopian for some. Did you know Ted Cruz believes if a girl is raped, she should be forced to bear her rapist’s child? He really does! I am not making this up! I dare you to vote for this asshole! )
Anyway, “Mad Men” star Elizabeth Moss, who to me will always be Jed Barlet’s youngest, will play the main sex slave in the Amazon series, set to launch in 2017.
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HULU ANNOUNCES STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER FOR THE HANDMAID’S TALE FROM MGM TELEVISION

Golden Globe® Winner Elisabeth Moss to Star in Latest Hulu Original Based on Best-Selling Novel by Margaret Atwood
SANTA MONICA, CA (April 29, 2016) – Hulu today announced a straight-to-series order for THE HANDMAID’S TALE, an ongoing drama series from MGM Television based on the award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. The series will be created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller (THE 100) with Daniel Wilson (THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Motion Picture), Fran Sears (SOPHISTICATED GENTS) and Warren Littlefield (FARGO) serving as executive producers. Atwood will serve as Consulting Producer for the series, which will debut its first season on Hulu in 2017.
Golden Globe® Winner Elisabeth Moss (TOP OF THE LAKE, TRUTH, MAD MEN) is

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LOST’s Carlton Cuse And THE OFFICE’s John Krasinksi Hired To Bring RED OCTOBER’s CIA Hero To Amazon’

LOST’s Carlton Cuse And THE OFFICE’s John Krasinksi Hired To Bring RED OCTOBER’s CIA Hero To Amazon’s JACK RYAN Series!!

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Played by Alec Baldwin in “The Hunt For Red October,” Harrison Ford in “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger,” Ben Affleck in “The Sum of All Fears” and Chris Pine in “Shadow Recruit,” CIA analyst Jack Ryan will now be embodied by sitcom vet John Krasinski in Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” series.
A pair of former “Lost” writers – Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland – are scripting. Once “Ryan” is formally greenlit, Cuse will have four series in production, including FX’s “The Strain,” A&E’s “Bates Motel” and USA’s “Colony.”
Since wrapping his role as Pam Beesley’s romantic interest and Dwight Schrute’s archenemy on “The Office” three years ago, Krasinski took on a supporting role in last year’s Cameron Crowe romantic dramedy “Aloha” and the lead in this year’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
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