‘Dancing With The Stars’ Video: Viewers Can Take The Lead In Virtual Reality

No couch potatoes allowed. ABC is jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon. For the first time, viewers can join the pro dancers and troupe members on the ballroom floor in VR on Dancing With The Stars.
Produced in-house by ABC and Dancing With The Stars, the 360-degree video clip (see above) is available on ABC.com/VR, the Dancing with the Stars’ Facebook and YouTube pages, and via Littlstar’s app for headsets, mobile, Apple TV and the web.
The opening number, set to…

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Patti Davis Novel ‘The Earth Breaks In Colors’ To Be Adapted As TV Series By ‘Mr. Church’ Writer

Mom writer/producer Susan McMartin is adapting Patti Davis’ 2015 novel The Earth Breaks In Colors for the small screen.
Published by Huqua Press, the book tells a story of race and redemption in which a racially fueled incident exposes the fissures that sit beneath the surface of friendships and families, causing even more damage than the massive earthquake that separates them. Primary Wave’s Ben Press and Brad Kaplan are producing.
McMartin penned the screenplay for…

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‘Bad Moms’ Trailer: Team Mila Kunis Vs. Christina Applegate In Maternal Death Match

Late for a marketing meeting and/or the kid’s first soccer practice. Covered in coffee and/or spaghetti. “I’m sorry, OK? I’m trying.” The mantra of the working mom — or pretty much every mom.
Welcome to the first trailer for Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis as the would-be supermom trying to keep it together. She’s doing remarkably well — until confronted with the dozen-plus things that can’t be included in bake sale items. No butter, eggs, sugar or wheat? No dice. Before…

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‘Catfish’ Alum Ashley Sawyer Dies at 23

Ashley Sawyer, who appeared on Season 2 of MTV’s “Catfish,” has died at the age of 23. The cause of death is still unknown. MTV released the following statement: “MTV is deeply saddened to learn that Ashley Sawyer has passed away. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.” Sawyer appeared… Read more »

‘These Broken Stars’ Sci-Fi Series From Eric Balfour & Warren Littlefield Eyed By Freeform & Sky

Actor Eric Balfour (24, Haven) has teamed with Fargo producer Warren Littlefield for These Broken Stars, a TV series based on Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s best-selling novel that launched the Starbound science-fiction trilogy.
The space romance, which I hear is being eyed for development by Freeform in the US and Sky TV in the UK, hails from MGM TV where Littlefield has a deal. Continuum creator/showrunner Simon Barry will write the adaptation.
It is unclear yet…

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‘Dacing With the Stars’ Goes Virtual Reality With New 360 Video

ABC is giving “Dancing With the Stars” fans a chance to get up and close to the action: The broadcaster released an immersive 360-degree video of the opening number for this week’s episode of the show on its website as well as on Facebook and YouTube Monday. The video is also being made available on virtual reality headsets… Read more »

NewFronts: Kristen Stewart, Gabourey Sidibe, America Ferrera Join Refinery29’s New Programming Slate

Refinery29 has inked pacts with Kristen Stewart, Gabourey Sidibe and America Ferrera to produce original programming as part of the women-focused digital media company’s new content slate. The company announced the partnerships and unveiled more than a dozen original series at its Digital Content NewFronts presentation Monday evening. Refinery29 also announced the launch of VR29 Studios, a virtual-reality production studio,… Read more »