Constantin, ‘Shakespeer’s’ Dagtekin Ink Two-to-Three Movie Output Deal

Tying down one of Germany’s most-pursued film talents, Constantin Film has re-upped its exclusive output deal with Bora Dagtekin, the helmer-scribe of smack-hit high-school comedy franchise “Fack ju Gohte” (“Suck Me Shakespeer”), Constantin announced Wednesday. Running a further 3.5 years, deal envisages Constantin and Dagtekin’s development and production of two-to-three new movies. That is a… Read more »

Dwayne Johnson-Rawson Thurber China Action Pitch Stirs Big Bids

EXCLUSIVE: There’s an action pitch that Rawson Marshall Thurber is writing and will direct that is generating a serious bidding war, with multiple seven-figure offers on the table. Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in the project, which is being described as a Die Hard in China-type star vehicle for The Rock, where it becomes one man against extraordinary circumstances and is set in the Middle Kingdom. Beau Flynn is the producer.
Legendary and Universal have made a…

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Bernie Sanders Steps Up Attack On Disney Over Disneyland Wages

Despite the company’s rebuttal on social media, Bernie Sanders isn’t letting up on his criticism of Disney over wages at Disneyland as he seeks to shore up support in California in advance of the state’s June Democratic primary election. Sanders slammed the Mouse House tonight at a rally in Lancaster, California, telling the crowd that “The company makes billions of dollars in profit, but they are paying workers… wages that are so low that many of the workers cannot find…

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Donald Trump Appears on ‘Kimmel,’ The Weeknd Cancels Performance

Donald Trump reflected on the “nasty” race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, but two music guests backed out of the show because they didn’t want to appear on the same episode with the presumptive GOP nominee. Singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly backed out because… Read more »

‘Chicago PD’ Surprise: Brian Geraghty Exiting NBC Show

The following post contains major spoilers from tonight’s episode of Chicago PD.
Though the character’s exit was established as possibility over the last two weeks, the producers and cast of NBC’s Chicago PD managed to keep the final fate of officer Sean Roman a secret right up until tonight’s season 3 finale. Thus it still came as quite a surprise for fans of the show when it was confirmed that Roman would be leaving Chicago’s finest and that actor Brian Geraghty was…

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Bernie Sanders Continues Attack on Disney Over Worker Pay

Bernie Sanders continued to attack The Walt Disney Co. over what it pays to employees at Disneyland, even as the company and CEO Robert Iger have pushed back at his rhetoric as Sanders campaigns in California. “The company makes billions of dollars in profit, but they are paying workers [at Disneyland] wages that are so… Read more »

‘Nashville’ Creator & Producers On Finale: “We Have Stories Left To Tell”

Country music drama Nashville tonight wrapped its four-season run on ABC with a finale that ended with a cliffhanger. It was an intentional move by the show’s creator Callie Khouri and lead studio Lionsgate TV as I hear that an alternative, series finale ending, also had been filmed. That is because the studio is optimistic that it would find another home for the show. (For more on that, read my finale recap.)
Neither Oscar winner Khouri not Lionsgate are ready to close…

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