Vin Diesel Officially Passes 100M On Facebook But Females Are Top 2016 Social Media Stars

UPDATED, 9:04 PM: Actor Vin Diesel officially surpassed the 100M mark on Facebook tonight, a social media first for an actor. Where are the followers coming from? While the No. 1 fan base is the U.S., FB data shows where his 100M followers actually reside. Lately, he’s been sharing posts from the set of Fast 8. His most liked post has been one of him and his late co-star Paul Walker which garnered 7.7M likes. In the last 15 minutes, he has added over 1,000 more…

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Frank Zappa in ‘Eat That Question’: A Blast of Sanity From the Rock Past

In the late ’60s, the last time America seemed as divided as it is now (back then it was the counterculture vs. the establishment; today it’s reality-based thinking vs. rabbit-hole fantasy), there was a popular technique of rudeness known as “the put-on.” The obnoxious idea was that if you found yourself confronting someone who was clueless,… Read more »

Boy Meets ‘Girl Meets World’ In Massive ‘Boy Meets World’ Cast Reunion Photo

Prepare for a 90s nostalgia overdose. Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World is ending its third season with a bang, reuniting the cast of predecessor series Boy Meets World, and to prove it, the network released a massive cast photo making it clear that, yes, literally everyone is there. Featured in the photo which you can see above, Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Will Friedle, Anthony Tyler Quinn, Lee Norris, Danny McNulty, William Russ, Betsy Randle, and both…

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ABC Discovers’ Digital Talent Competition Announces Winner

Beth Triffon is the winner of the 2016 ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition, ABC Talent and Casting said today. The L.A. resident and Columbus, OH, native was selected from 10 finalists following submissions from actors across the U.S.
“ABC Entertainment has a strong legacy of supporting, fostering and championing new talent,” said Ayo Davis, SVP Talent and Casting. “We’re excited to welcome Beth Triffon to the ABC family. She’s an extremely talented and skilled…

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DOJ Red Granite Case: Justice Drops Subpoena On Goldman Sachs

It was inevitable and the Department of Justice signaled as much in their press conference last month when it was asked about whether investment banker Goldman Sachs would be investigated for establishing bonds for the controversial Malaysian 1MDB the money of which was allegedly misspent going into to fund Red Granite’s The Wolf of Wall Street as well as expensive artwork, real estate for the production company’s co-founder Riza Aziz and investments for his friend Jho…

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Chandra Levy Limited Series in Development at TNT

The Chandra Levy case is the latest true-crime mystery to get the TV treatment, Variety has confirmed. A limited series on Levy’s murder is currently in development at TNT as a co-production between Turner and Sony Pictures Television, written and executive produced by Keith Huff. Lawrence Kasdan, Judith Verno and Diane Sokolow are attached to executive produce,… Read more »

Howard Dean: Donald Trump Is Our Brexit – TCA

GOP nominee Donald Trump can get away with saying he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose votes because people are really angry, said the politician whose candidacy was mortally wounded by a nutty scream during a speech.
“This campaign is about globalization, about Brexit,” former Vermont Gov. and presidential candidate Howard Dean said at TCA, while promoting PBS’s eight-part series The Contenders: 16 for 16. “Globalization is wonderful for young people who…

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Howard Dean Explains Donald Trump’s Rise: ‘People Don’t Care’

As the former governor of Vermont, a former presidential candidate and the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean has been deeply involved in several national election cycles. When he looks at the current presidential election, he sees the rise of Donald Trump as part of a worldwide trend — one driven by… Read more »

HBO Orders Alan Ball Family Drama to Series

HBO has given a series order to a new project from “True Blood” executive producer Alan Ball, Variety has confirmed. The untitled series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child.  This seemingly perfect, progressive family is… Read more »