David Letterman Calls On Alec Baldwin To Save America From Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin and Saturday Night Live have to save the country from Donald Trump, longtime late-night host David Letterman says.
“I’m tired of people being bewildered about everything [Trump] says: ‘I can’t believe he said that.’ We gotta stop that and, instead, figure out ways to protect ourselves from him. We know he’s crazy. We gotta take care of ourselves here now,” Letterman said in an interview that covers the latest New York magazine.
“Comedy’s one of the ways that…

CMC’s Li Ruigang Warns Chinese In Hollywood: Don’t Be “Dumb Money” – INTV

China Media Capital Chairman Li Ruigang, a man Jeffrey Katzenberg has called a “visionary,” today warned his compatriots who are eyeing investments in Hollywood to “be smart money, not dumb money.” Li, whose company includes stakes in Imagine Entertainment, NextVR, Broadway Global Ventures, Oriental Dreamworks and IMAX China, was talking about the so-called Chinese invasion of Hollywood. But he said today at the INTV conference in Jerusalem that he does not believe it…

Eli Wallach And Anne Jackson Documents About Life In Hollywood Acquired By University Of Texas Austin

Part of the estate of Eli Wallach and his wife Anne Jackson has been acquired by The University of Texas at Austin for its Harry Ransom Center. Specifically 40 boxes of their papers have been sold to the University; Wallach was a 1936 graduate of the University of Texas. Wallach died in 2014 and his actress wife Jackson died last year.
The two method actors were early members of the Actors Studio in New York and the husband and wife performed together in several…

Netflix Boards Korean Zombie Series ‘Kingdom’

Netflix has boarded its second Korean original television series, Kingdom, a period zombie thriller directed by Kim Seong-hun, whose film Tunnel earned nearly $50M at the Korean box office last year.
Kim Eun-hee (Signal) writes the eight-episode series, which is produced by Korean production company Astory. Kingdom is set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period where a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak that leads him to a brutal…

Amazon Greenlights 24-Hour Car Race Series ‘Le Mans: Racing Is Everything’

Amazon has greenlit the new original series Le Mans: Racing is Everything from London-based production company New Black Films.
The limited series, to be released globally, will explore what’s known as “the Mount Everest of motorsports,” the grueling, non-stop 24-hour car race that has taken place annually in Le Mans, France since 1923.
Le Mans: Racing is Everything will offer access to the entire 24 hours of the race, while exploring the storied legacy of Le Mans and…

Olivier Awards: ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Breaks Nominations Record

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has become the most nominated new play in Olivier Award history, scoring a record-breaking 11 nominations for this year’s edition. Nominees for the British theater’s most prestigious prizes were unveiled in London on Monday afternoon, seeing the two-part Potter extravaganza tie with current record holder for the most nominated production Hairspray in 2008. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Pott…

Fox’s Dana Walden On Future Of ’24: Legacy’, ‘Pitch’ & More + Keeping Current & ‘This Is Us’ Success – INTV

Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden says, “Great entertainment can also have a great social message,” but, “the best entertainment tackles social issues in a seamless way.” Walden, who was speaking at the INTV conference here in Jerusalem, referenced upcoming event series, Shots Fired, which examines the aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. This was during a wide-ranging talk that touched on the network’s current roster and…

BT Sport Wins Exclusive UK Broadcast Rights To UEFA Champions League For $1.4B

In a competitive situation, British telco giant BT has beaten out Sky for exclusive UK broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in a £1.2B ($1.4B) deal. The mammoth win for BT will see the soccer matches air on its pay-TV sports service BT Sport until the end of the 2020/21 season. In the deal, BT will also take the highlights package, meaning the Euro soccer knockout competition will no longer be shown on terrestrial television, meaning ITV…

John Oliver Blasts Donald Trump’s Wiretap Claim As “Stupid Watergate”

John Oliver reminded viewers that just one week ago President Donald Trump addressed Congress with what appeared to be a more disciplined tone. The speech got rave review and, for almost 24 hours, it seemed like the White House might finally be getting on track.
Until, that is, Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had not revealed he’d met twice with the Russian ambassador to the United States while he was still a senator and advisor to Trump’s…

‘Last Man on Earth’ Envisions A World Where Mike Pence Takes Over As President

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight’s Last Man On Earth episode “Got Milk?”
Sunday night’s episode of Last Man on Earth imagines a world were Donald Trump is no longer president, and instead current vice president Mike Pence has taken on the role of commander-in-chief.
In the latest episode of Will Forte’s Fox comedy, titled “Got Milk?,” Pence is referred as the 46th president of the United States. The episode introduces Kristen Wiig’s character Pamela…