What Else to Watch for at Tonight’s Presidential Debate

If the hype is to be believed, tonight’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump can expect to draw a Super Bowl-sized audience of 100 million viewers. For the networks, the blockbuster numbers are tempered by the fact that the debates run without commercials — the Commission on Presidential Debates, not any media outlet,… Read more »

Jodie Foster To Receive Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award

BAFTA LA will bestow its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film to Jodie Foster as part of this year’s Britannia Awards set for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton. She rounds out an honors lineup that includes Ang Lee (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing), Samuel L. Jackson (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment), Ricky Gervais (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), Ewan…

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McCann Created an Escort Service That Had a Macabre Surprise for Anyone Who Tried It

Prostitution has always been fraught with the risk of violence, but today the internet provides broader scope and anonymity. Alongside the sense of entitlement that some people get when they pay for something, this both strengthens the industry while making it harder to see its victims.

That’s why French organization Le Mouvement du Nid launched its own escort website, with help from McCann Paris.

Wait, what…? 

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Gucci Mane Reteaming With Harmony Korine & James Franco On The Trap

Gucci ManeSeriously, if Gucci Mane was your only example, you would think our prison system actually works. Dude has accomplished more since he’s been out than a lot of people do in a lifetime. One of those many things was being featured in an ad Harmony Korine shot for Supreme. It turns out, as Guwop … More »

Bill Pullman To Star In Jessica Biel’s USA Crime Drama Pilot ‘The Sinner’

Bill Pullman is set as the male lead opposite Jessica Biel in USA Network’s crime drama pilot The Sinner.
Created and written by Derek Simonds based on Petra Hammesfahr’s book and executive produced by Biel, The Sinner focuses on young mother Cora Tanner (Biel) who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling and very public act of violence – and to her horror has no idea why. Pullman will play Detective Harry Ambrose, a sensitive, dogged detective, who…

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MTV Developing Drama From John Swetnam & Fabrik Entertainment

MTV has put in development KRawl, a drama from John Swetnam, producer Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate of Fabrik Entertainment.
kRawl is the story of a young woman whose social media account begins showing her posts a day in advance. Now armed with the power to see the future, she finds herself embroiled in a mysterious conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone around her.
Swetnam’s credits include the Fullscreen series Making Moves and feature films Into the Storm…

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Kesha, T.I., Vic Mensa Talk Police Brutality, LGBT Rights in New Vevo Series ‘Why I Vote’

Add Vevo to the long list of companies encouraging its users to vote in the upcoming elections — except, Vevo didn’t stop at a doodle or a banner ad. The video service is getting ready to launch a new original series called “Why I Vote” Monday night in time for the first Presidential Debate, featuring pop stars… Read more »

‘Broken City’ Fraud & Breach Of Contract Suit Settled

The producers of the 2013 film Broken City have settled a $6.2 million fraud and breach of contract suit brought by the film’s investor Nemesis Finance. The Allen Hughes-directed film stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who were not party to the dispute.
Filed in June, the suit claimed Nemesis faced losing $1.6 million after producers Randall Emmett and George Furla allegedly misrepresented the amount of debt owed to investors so that they could…

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