Jaime King To Stir It Up In ‘How To Cook Your Daughter’

EXCLUSIVE: Hart Of Dixie alum Jaime King is set to topline How To Cook Your Daughter, a film adaptation based on a memoir by Jessica Hendra and Blake Morrison. Jennifer Clary is attached to direct with production scheduled to begin in November.
The novel follows Hendra’s experience growing up as the daughter of a National Lampoon editor. While a disillusioned generation of Americans reveled in the smart, sometimes brilliant, and always raucous humor of the Lampoon…

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‘Big Love’ Creators Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer Remember Their Star Bill Paxton

Over a decade ago, HBO was looking to launch a second successful drama series to join its runaway hit The Sopranos.
After a few tries, the network bet on novice creators, Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer, backed by producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and a provocative premise, a series about a polygamist family man. Long before it was cool for movie stars to do TV, the project was able to get Bill Paxton with the help of Paxton’s Apollo 13 co-star Hanks. Big Love became…

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U.S. State Department Tweets, Then Deletes Congratulations for Iran Oscar Win

The U.S. State Department on Monday sent out and then deleted a tweet congratulating an Oscar win by director Asghar Farhadi, who criticized President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.” The state department’s official Persian-language Twitter account, @USAdarFarsi, posted the congratulatory tweet to the Iranian people and Farhadi, director of “The Salesman,” after the movie won an Oscar for… Read more »

Comcast CEO Says Growth From NBCU Businesses Will Offset Lower TV Ratings

Streaming video services such as DirecTV Now may have “scary implications” for some programmers, who could see some channels left behind, and operators, who might lose subscribers. But they shouldn’t take a big bite out of Comcast, CEO Brian Roberts told investors today at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.
“Our view was that scale matters,” he says. “When we just owned E! and Golf Channel and Comcast SportsNet, it wasn’t enough. Now we have MSNBC…

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Netflix Wins Dismissal of Two Claims in Relativity Case

A Santa Clara County judge has thrown out two claims in a lawsuit brought by Relativity Media, in which it alleged that Netflix had set out to destroy the mini-studio. Relativity filed the lawsuit in October, seeking more than $1.5 billion from the streaming giant. The company claimed that Netflix’s move to stream two Relativity films… Read more »

Donald Trump: Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel “Pulled Out The Race Card” Because “They’re Losing Badly”

Donald Trump did an interview with Fox & Friends that is scheduled to air Tuesday as a walk-up to his address before the joint session of Congress. During the interview, he was asked about comments made about him during Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Possibly explaining why Trump did not respond to Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel’s tweet trying to engage him, the president said:
“Look, it just seems like the other side, whenever they’re losing badly, they always pull out the race…

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