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‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order

‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order
The untitled drama series based on Gabrielle Union’s “Bad Boys” character has been ordered to pilot at NBC.

Union will star as Syd Burnett, her character from “Bad Boys 2.” In the show, she has left the DEA and now has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields. Union will also executive produce in addition to starring.

The project had received a pilot production commitment at the network in October.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
There is now a movie about to be released on the Lifetime channel about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’m not sure whether to move on to the next article or simply say congratulations and leave it at that. On one hand it’s a blessed event that should be given a great deal of respect as people all over the globe that care about the union are overjoyed and giving their well wishes to the happy couple. But on a very different note it sounds more like a chance to glorify a couple that have already been made famous and

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
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Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90

Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90
Veteran actor Peter Wyngarde, who starred as flamboyant investigator Jason King in the iconic 1970s British police series “Department S,” has died. He was 90.

Wyngarde died in a West London hospital, his agent Thomas Bowington told Variety.

“Peter Wyngarde passed away peacefully in his sleep early evening Monday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,” Bowington said, adding that Wyngarde was “one of the most original and truly great actors I’ve ever seen and by far the most exceptional man I have ever met.”

Wyngarde had a long career on stage and screen but is best known as handlebar-mustachioed investigator King. He also appeared in classic series including “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” and “The Prisoner.”

The King character was an author and investigator in “Department S,” and in 1971 was given his own series, “Jason King.” The show was canceled in 1972, but Wyngarde continued to appear on stage and screen in Britain and internationally.

His movie appearances
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Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign

Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign
As the family-friendly fantasy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle attempts to hang on to the top spot at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, it is facing off against a challenge from 12 Strong, which follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Both films could take in about $15 million or more before the dust settles.

So far, Sony’s Jumanji has proven to be unexpectedly resilient. In both its third and fourth weekends it fell by just 25 percent during each frame. The fall-off is expected to...
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‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon

‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon
Amazon is doing more clearing the decks with the cancelation of three comedy series, Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

One Mississippi was canceled after two seasons, while I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson were axed after one.

“This is part of a move towards bigger, wider-audience series,” an Amazon insider told Deadline. Notaro’s semi-autobiographical One Mississippi has garnered strong
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Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys

Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys
Amazon’s new superhero series The Boys is adding a few boys — and one girl — to its cast.

Banshee alum Antony Starr leads a quintet of cast additions to the straight-to-series drama created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless), according to our sister site Deadline. Starr will play Homelander, the leader of the show’s primary superhero collective known as The Seven. But he’s not necessarily the hero here: Based on the comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have let fame go to their heads and gotten corrupt
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Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you already know all about Arya Stark’s kill list. Let’s do a little backstory, just in case you’re not familiar. George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fictional book series ”A Song of Ice and Fire,” was brought to the screen by HBO, the show being named after the first book of the series, Game of Thrones. Martin’s extensive storytelling skills immerse you in the medieval fantasy epic, depicting powerful families, queens and kings, renegades and knights, honest men and liars, all playing the deadly game, all wanting control of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms,

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
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‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series

‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series
Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is being eyed for an adaptation into a television series, Variety has confirmed.

Endeavor Content has purchased the film and television rights to the book, which goes inside the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. It largely portrays Trump as unprepared for the enormity of his office, and that he is unable to focus his attention on policy details. The book also includes quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who referred to the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous.” Bannon eventually resigned his position at Breitbart News over the furor caused by his statements.

The book proved to be an immediate best-seller and was sold out at bookstores in several major cities the day it was released.

No studio is currently attached to the project. Wolff will serve as an executive producer on the project with former
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Read Woody Allen’s Response to Dylan Farrow

Read Woody Allen’s Response to Dylan Farrow
Woody Allen has released a statement following his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s interview with Gayle King on Thursday’s “CBS This Morning.” Farrow spoke out in graphic detail about a sexual assault she said she suffered at the hands of Allen when she was 7 years old. “Dylan’s older brother Moses has said that he witnessed their mother … relentlessly coaching Dylan, trying to drum into her that her father was a dangerous sexual predator,” Allen said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “It seems to have worked — and, sadly, I’m sure Dylan truly believes what she says.” “Even though the Farrow...
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Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview
Dylan Farrow detailed her allegations of sexual assault at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, in a lengthy interview with Gayle King that aired on Thursday’s edition of “CBS This Morning.”

Farrow, 32, recounted her story of being touched by Allen, her adoptive father, in August 1992. She also said she experienced other incidents of inappropriate behavior with her father, including him asking her to come into bed with him when he was wearing only underwear. Allen has once again strongly denied the allegations.

Farrow said she decided to give her first TV interview on the alleged assault that occurred when she was 7 because of the groundswell of public support for victims of sexual harassment and abuse. She has called on actors to shun Allen and his films.

“It was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting,” Farrow said of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “Because I have
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EuropaCorp Being Circled By Potential Buyers, Investors (Exclusive)

EuropaCorp Being Circled By Potential Buyers, Investors (Exclusive)
Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is being circled by potential buyers and investors as it struggles to climb out from under a mountain of debt. Among the suitors, sources say, is business tycoon Tarak Ben Ammar, a shareholder in The Weinstein Co. and a board member of Vivendi.

Hit by the disappointing performance of last year’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” EuropaCorp has directed its primary lender, JP Morgan, to find someone who can inject equity capital into the company, as well restructure and pay a portion of its debt. Several well-informed sources tell Variety that the company urgently needs to find a solid partner by March 30, which marks the end of its financial year. The company’s market capitalization fell to €57.4 million ($70.2 million) as of Thursday, while losses reached €119.9 million ($146.8 million) and its net debt skyrocketed to €230 million ($281.6 million) as of September.

JP Morgan currently holds EuropaCorp’s assets, including its valuable
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See-Saw Films Inks First Look Deal with New Regency

Awards season mainstays See-Saw films and New Regency are combining forces.

See-Saw has inked a three year first look deal to develop features films that will be financed by and co-produced with New Regency. The first look also provides See-Saw with global distribution through New Regency’s deal with 20th Century Fox.

The announcement was made by New Regency chairman Yariv Milchan and See-Saw's Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.

"It's our ten year anniversary this year and up to this point we have been focused on the independent structure and after ten years we realized we wanted to tell stories that require...
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ICG Publicists Awards: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Get Out,' 'Stranger Things 2' Among Nominees

ICG Publicists Awards: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Get Out,' 'Stranger Things 2' Among Nominees
The International Cinematographers Guild on Thursday revealed the nominees for its 55th annual Icg Publicists Awards, which will be presented March 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

The nominees for the Maxwell Weinberg publicist showmanship motion picture award went to the publicists behind Beauty and the Beast, Baby Driver, Daddy's Home 2, Get Out, The Greatest Showman and Wonder Woman.

In the TV category, Local 600 nominated Better Call Saul unit publicist Gregg Brilliant, Feud: Bette and Joan's Erica TarinStar Trek: Discovery's Kristen Hall, Stranger Things 2 's Denise Godoy and The Orville's Erin Moody.

Jan Craft, Gabriela Gutentag, Sheryl Main, Ernie Malik, and Gina Soliz are nominated...
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‘Tomb Raider’ New Action-Packed Trailer Shows Alicia Vikander Fulfilling Her Destiny (Video)

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‘Tomb Raider’ New Action-Packed Trailer Shows Alicia Vikander Fulfilling Her Destiny (Video)
An action-packed new trailer featuring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander as “Tomb Raider” heroine Lara Croft has just dropped, revealing new action-packed scenes as well as backstory for the rebooted franchise film. Based primarily on the 2013 rebooted video game, “Tomb Raider” follows a 21-year-old Lara Croft as she embarks on a dangerous mission to an island off the coast of Japan that could hold clues about her father (Dominic West), who disappeared in a remote locale seven years earlier. The film takes a different path from two previous films, which starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and Jon Voight as her father. Her destiny will be fulfilled....
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YouTube Yanks Videos of Detergent Eaters in ‘Tide Pod Challenge’

Want to take a big bite of laundry detergent? Knock yourself out. But YouTube won’t be letting you post a clip of your “meal” anymore. The video giant is pulling clips of the Tide Pod Challenge, a meme that morphed into a viral video craze that has people uploading videos of themselves eating detergent. “YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that’s intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm,” a YouTube spokesperson told TheWrap. “We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies.” Also Read: Why Logan Paul's Apology Was So Bad He Needed a Second...
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TV Ratings: ‘9-1-1’ Builds Big on ‘X-Files’ Lead-In

TV Ratings: ‘9-1-1’ Builds Big on ‘X-Files’ Lead-In
“9-1-1” was up in both measures this week, building substantially on its lead in from “The X-Files,” according to Nielsen overnight data.

Airing at 9 p.m. on Fox, “9-1-1” drew a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.2 million viewers. That is up approximately 20 percent in the demo and 10 percent in viewers compared to last week. Compared to a new episode of “The X-Files” at 8 (1.1, 3.9 million), “9-1-1” built on its lead-in by approximately 60 percent in both measures.

Most of ABC’s comedy lineup was also up. Those numbers are: “The Goldbergs” (1.7, 6.5 million), “Speechless” (1.3, 4.8 million), “Modern Family” (1.8, 6.2 million), “American Housewife” (1.3, 5 million). A new episode of “Match Game” (0.8, 3.3 million) was even.

On NBC, the 100th episode of “The Blacklist” (1.1, 6.5 million) ticked up in the demo. “Law & Order: Svu” (1.4, 6.2 million) and “Chicago Pd” (1.4, 6.6 million) were even.

On CBS, “The Amazing Race” (1.5, 6.8 million) was even, while “Seal Team” (1.1, 6.6 million) was up in the demo. “Criminal Minds” (1.0, 5.6 million
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Samantha Bee Tackles #MeToo Backlash, Holding Men Like Aziz Ansari to a ‘Higher Standard’ (Video)

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Samantha Bee Tackles #MeToo Backlash, Holding Men Like Aziz Ansari to a ‘Higher Standard’ (Video)
Samantha Bee has made it clear she doesn’t want #MeToo to be stalled by the fear that the movement is turning into a “witch hunt” following the negative responses to the Shitty Media Men list and accusations posed against actor Aziz Ansari. “So now that we’re finally listening to women,” Bee said on Wednesday’s edition of “Full Frontal.” “Some people are asking an important question: Should we stop listening to women?” Bee argued that “what many failed to understand that it doesn’t have to be rape to ruin your life, and it doesn’t have to ruin your life to be worth...
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards

Hollywood publicists have nominated the teams behind Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” TriStar Pictures’ “Baby Driver,” Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2,” Universal’s “Get Out,” Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” and Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award.

The awards will be presented on March 2 by the International Cinematographers Guild at the 55th Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The television award nominees went to Gregg Brilliant for “Better Call Saul”; Erica Tarin for “Feud: Bette and Joan”; Kristen Hall for “Star Trek: Discovery”; Denise Godoy for “Stranger Things 2”; and Erin Moody for “The Orville.”

Press award nominations went to Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum, along with Lindsey Bahr of AP, Eliza Cost of Entertainment Tonight, Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline, and Steven Weintraub of Collider.

International media award nominees are Nelson Aspen (Australia), Janet Nepales (Philippines), Jami Philbrick (China), Gill Pringle (Australia
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards

‘Get Out,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Nominated for Publicists Awards
Hollywood publicists have nominated the teams behind Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” TriStar Pictures’ “Baby Driver,” Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2,” Universal’s “Get Out,” Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” and Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award.

The awards will be presented on March 2 by the International Cinematographers Guild at the 55th Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The television award nominees went to Gregg Brilliant for “Better Call Saul”; Erica Tarin for “Feud: Bette and Joan”; Kristen Hall for “Star Trek: Discovery”; Denise Godoy for “Stranger Things 2”; and Erin Moody for “The Orville.”

Press award nominations went to Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum, along with Lindsey Bahr of AP, Eliza Cost of Entertainment Tonight, Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline, and Steven Weintraub of Collider.

International media award nominees are Nelson Aspen (Australia), Janet Nepales (Philippines), Jami Philbrick (China), Gill Pringle (Australia
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Playback: Dee Rees on ‘Mudbound’ and Her Trump-Inspired ‘Electric Dreams’ Episode

Playback: Dee Rees on ‘Mudbound’ and Her Trump-Inspired ‘Electric Dreams’ Episode
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

It’s been nearly a year since Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. With the latest edition of the Park City fest revving its engines, the film is still in the thick of the awards season discussion, part of a strong crop of Sundance players that remain in the mix this year. For a film with a shooting schedule of 29 days and a budget of $11.5 million, it looks far more polished than that. That’s owed to Rees’ economic prowess as a director, as well as — among other crew members she’s quick to recognize — her cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who made history last week as the first woman to ever receive a nomination from the American Society of Cinematographers.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes
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