‘The Simpsons’ Ratings Tick Up On Largely Miserable Premiere Sunday For Series

Snapshot: No new series premieres; Returning series all down except for Fox’s The Simpsons (1.6 in 18-49), highest-rated entertainment program of the night, Bob’s Burgers and likely CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles. NBC’s Sunday Night Football is highest rated and most watched program of the night by a mile. 
Against Premiere Sunday competition, NBC’s Sunday Night Football dipped — from 13.7 metered markets household rating last week to 12.9. But football still utterly dominated…

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Arts Alliance Picks Up ‘Eyes of My Mother’ for New Park Circus Label

Arts Alliance Distribution has bought U.K. rights to U.S. horror movie “The Eyes of My Mother,” Nicolas Pesce’s debut film, which premiered to critical acclaim at Sundance in January. The film will be the first release under Park Circus’ new Future Classics label. Park Circus is well-known for its distribution of classic studio titles. But… Read more »

Variety to Host Conference on Diversity and Inclusion in Hollywood

Variety will host the first-ever conference on diversity and in Hollywood, the media company announced today. The conference, which is called “Inclusion,” aims to foster dinclusion ialogue around various aspects of diversity including ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and aging, by engaging senior executives and talent from the creative community. Academy Award nominee and musician Pharrell Williams… Read more »

Hollywood Rallies Behind Producer Gordon Gray & Family With CAA Call-A-Thon

A group of Hollywood heavyweights including producers Marty Bowen, Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Rick Yorn will host a Call-A-Thon this Thursday at CAA headquarters. Their mission: to call everyone they know in hopes of shaking loose the $1 million that Miracle film producer Gordon Gray needs by October, to keep going with the gene therapy medical breakthrough that has arrested the deterioration of motor and verbal skills in his 5-year-old daughter Charlotte from…

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Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench Score International Emmy Nominations

Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench will compete in the best actor and actress categories at this year’s International Emmy Awards. Nominations recognizing productions from 15 countries were announced Monday by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 40 nominees, competing across 10 categories, come from the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Germany,… Read more »

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Jumps Into Clinton/Trump Debate As Oscar And Presidential Campaigns Start To Merge

Tonight’s first debate faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to draw Super Bowl -size ratings just as filmmakers continue to jump head first into the political waters with all eyes focused on the November Presidential election. Earlier this year conservative gadfly Dinesh D’Souza (who beat doing prison time for a felony illegal campaign contribution in 2014) attempted to damage the Clinton campaign with his latest called Hillary’s America: The Secret…

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Veep Joe Biden To Make First Visit To Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Three Days After First Debate

Veep Joe Biden will make his first guest appearance on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Thursday.
Biden currently is campaigning for Dem candidate Hillary Clinton. He will be making his Fallon show debut three days after Clinton’s first debate with GOP nominee Donald Trump. Last month, making his debut appearance on Clinton‘s campaign trail,  Biden said Trump “would have loved Stalin.”
“This guy’s shame has no limits,” Biden told a crowd in his hometown of…

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Molly Ringwald Will Star In Off-Broadway ‘Terms Of Endearment’

A long-aborning U.S. stage premiere of Terms Of Endearment has found its Aurora in the star of such iconic teen-angsty vehicles as The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink. As Deadline revealed exclusively 10 days back, Dan Gordon’s adaptation of James L. Brooks’ screenplay based on the Larry McMurtry novel is set to begin performances at the end of October at the Upper East Side theater complex 59E59 Theatres. Ringwald, who has built an adult performing career with…

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