Michael Gleason Dies; ‘Remington Steele’ Co-Creator Was 78

Michael Gleason, the co-creator of Remington Steele and producer of such popular series as Diagnosis Murder and Rich Man Poor Man Book 2, died Friday at the age of 78. His death was confirmed on his Facebook page; no cause was listed.
Gleason, a novelist as well as veteran producer, started as a writer for such 1960s series as Rawhide, Laramie, My Favorite Martian, The Big Valley and Peyton Place, continuing through the ’70s with Marcus Welby, M.D., Cannon, McCloud and Ric…

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Off Broadway Review: ‘A Life’ Starring David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce is giving a quietly devastating performance at Playwrights Horizons in “A Life,” Adam Bock’s meditative one-act play about the meaning and implicit value of a human life. In this Playwrights Horizons production, director Anne Kauffman dramatizes the play’s unanswered questions by showing us how futile it is even to ponder these existential questions…. Read more »

Charter Fails To Get Byron Allen’s $10B Racial Discrimination Suit Dismissed

A federal judge today rejected a bid by Charter Communications to toss out a $10B racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African-American Owned Media for “racial discrimination in contracting for television channel carriage.” The move comes five months after Comcast was granted dismissal from a separate $20B racial discrimination suit filed by Allen’s company in early 2015.
“Defendant presents a…

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‘Ice’: Antoine Fuqua Pulls Back, Remains Executive Producer On DirecTV Series

EXCLUSIVE: Antoine Fuqua is taking a step back on Ice, the upcoming drama series for A&T’s Audience network, from his Fuqua Films and Entertainment One. Fugua directed the opening episode and serves as an executive producer for the series which is set in the underbelly of the L.A. diamond trade.
I hear Fuqua will remain an executive producer on Ice but will not have day-to-day involvement for the remainder of the season, which is currently past the midpoint of filming on…

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Lady Gaga Talks Super Bowl, Shouts At Drivers In ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Sneak Peek

CBS this evening issued a tease for its Lady Gaga iteration of Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke, set to unveil tomorrow.  The platinum-selling pop singer, Emmy and Oscar nominee, and current American Horror Story cast member announced early this month, via Twitter, that she would be the latest celeb to join James Corden’s carpool.  The tease arrives two days after Gaga’s turn as music guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live– and a few months before her Super Bowl halftime show…

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