• Edward Norton and Dax Shepard Both Think They Should Play ‘Tiger King’ Subject Joe Exotic in a Biopic
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    Edward Norton and Dax Shepard Both Think They Should Play ‘Tiger King’ Subject Joe Exotic in a Biopic

    As Netflix’s true crime docu-series “Tiger King” continues to blow quarantined mines across the country, talk of giving its subjects the live-action biopic treatment. Including Edward Norton and Dax Shepard, who both want to play the larger-than-life huckster at the center of it all, Joe Exotic.Luckily

  • Latin Label Sie7etr3 Partners With Caroline for Distribution
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    Latin Label Sie7etr3 Partners With Caroline for Distribution

    Caroline and Latin label Sie7etr3 have entered into a worldwide distribution pact. Sie7etr3 The Label (known as Siete Tres or 73) is home to Chucky73, Fetti031, Youngkilla73 and Dglo73. “Dili” by Chucky73 and Fetti031, which dropped January 17, is the Bronx-based label’s first release under the new partnership

  • ‘Minyan’: Film Review
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    ‘Minyan’: Film Review

    Best known for the unexpectedly soul-shattering San Francisco suicide doc “The Bridge,” indie filmmaker Eric Steel came out and came of age in 1980s New York at a moment just before AIDS devastated the city’s gay community. Such timing must have been surreal, to assume something so liberating about one

  • ‘Tiger King': All the Weird, Totally Real Music in Netflix True Crime Series, From ‘I Saw a Tiger’ to ‘Here, Kitty Kitty’ (Videos)
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    ‘Tiger King': All the Weird, Totally Real Music in Netflix True Crime Series, From ‘I Saw a Tiger’ to ‘Here, Kitty Kitty’ (Videos)

    Mild spoilers for Netflix’s “Tiger King.” Don’t read until you finish.If you’ve seen “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” on Netflix, than you already know that one of the most wonderful things about this almost unbelievable true crime docuseries is the extremely corny, low rent pop and country music

  • National Enquirer Sued for Defamation by Brother of Jeff Bezos’ Girlfriend, Claiming He Didn’t Provide Nude Pics
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    National Enquirer Sued for Defamation by Brother of Jeff Bezos’ Girlfriend, Claiming He Didn’t Provide Nude Pics

    The National Enquirer and its parent, American Media, are being accused of defamation by Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, in a lawsuit filed Friday. In the suit, Mr. Sanchez insists that he had not tipped off the Enquirer about Bezos' affair with his sister -

  • Rapper Scarface on Living With Coronavirus: ‘I’m Scared to Death’
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    Rapper Scarface on Living With Coronavirus: ‘I’m Scared to Death’

    Rapper Scarface gave an emotional account of his time in isolation since testing positive for the coronavirus. Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, was interviewed by Atlanta rapper Ludacris on Instagram Live on March 27. Some three thousand people tuned in for the 20-minute chat. "I'm

  • Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’: Album Review
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    Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’: Album Review

    Is it wrong, right now, to be as happy as Dua Lipa’s second album makes you? Is this any time to celebrate pop music at its most ebullient, when we should be bullish on meditation? Shouldn’t we be focusing our attention on weightier matters than how to all guiltlessly throw ourselves a solo disco party

  • Naomi Campbell, ‘Making the Cut’ Judges Talk Design, Amazon and Building a Global Fashion Brand
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    Naomi Campbell, ‘Making the Cut’ Judges Talk Design, Amazon and Building a Global Fashion Brand

    Naomi Campbell does not tolerate irreverence for high fashion. “With couture, there’s a certain respect you have to have,” she says sternly to a nervous designer on the chopping block. “I mean, it goes back centuries. I feel like you disrespected the whole entire word.” Prior to joining the judging panel

  • ‘The Blacklist’ Bosses on ‘Clue’ Inspiration for Standalone Whodunnit Episode
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    ‘The Blacklist’ Bosses on ‘Clue’ Inspiration for Standalone Whodunnit Episode

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched "Cornelius Ruck (No. 155)," the 12th episode of "The Blacklist" Season . Viewers that needed a bit of a respite from the real world on Friday night probably embraced the light-hearted nature of “The Blacklist’s” “Cornelius Ruck

  • Film New Roundup: Animated Movie ‘The Queen’s Corgi’ Fetches North American Distribution
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    Film New Roundup: Animated Movie ‘The Queen’s Corgi’ Fetches North American Distribution

    In today's film news roundup, "The Queen's Corgi" finds a home, the Overlook Film Festival is postponed and the California Film Commission adjusts its tax credit rules due to the coronavirus. ACQUISITION Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American rights to the animated family

  • Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Is Getting a Mobile Game Adaptation
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    Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Is Getting a Mobile Game Adaptation

    HBO’s “Insecure” and its creator Issa Rae are getting the video game treatment, thanks to all-female development studio Glow Up Games.Glow Up is working on a soon-to-be released mobile title called “Insecure: The Come Up Game,” which will come out around the June release of “Insecure” season four. Players

  • Talent Agency APA to Implement Salary Cuts and Furloughs
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    Talent Agency APA to Implement Salary Cuts and Furloughs

    APA with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, Toronto and London is the latest talent agency to confront the coronavirus pandemic with immediate and thoughtful action to ensure the company navigates the health crisis with minimal impact on its most vulnerable employees, TheWrap has confirmed

  • APA Sets Salary Cuts and Furloughs in Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic
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    APA Sets Salary Cuts and Furloughs in Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic

    Following in the steps of several agencies dealing with the coronavirus, APA has informed all offices of upcoming salary cuts along with possible suspensions and furloughs for employees due to the pandemic's economic effect on the industry. APA board of directors will make the largest financial sacrifice

  • ‘Game of Thrones': Dog Who Played Bran’s Direwolf in the Pilot Dies
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    ‘Game of Thrones': Dog Who Played Bran’s Direwolf in the Pilot Dies

    One of the dogs who appeared on “Game of Thrones” as the Stark children’s direwolves has died, his owner announced on social media.“Our family are at immense heartbreak to announce that Odin passed away early this morning,” the dog’s owners wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. “It’s difficult to put

  • All the TV Productions Suspended or Delayed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (Updating)
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    All the TV Productions Suspended or Delayed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (Updating)

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, an increasing number of TV series are delaying or suspending production. With the number of impacted shows growing each day, TheWrap felt it would be most informative to keep a running list.Readers can find the roundup below, which we are updating as new

  • DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA Scramble to Keep Residuals Flowing During Coronavirus Pandemic
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    DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA Scramble to Keep Residuals Flowing During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Hollywood's creative guilds have been working overtime to keep residual checks going out to members during the coronavirus crisis. Even though most of the staff members of the Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America West have been working remotely, the guilds have stepped

  • The Radical Empathy of ‘Steven Universe’ (Column)
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    The Radical Empathy of ‘Steven Universe’ (Column)

    The last epic battle of “Steven Universe” isn’t one between friends and foes, but between Steven Universe and himself. After six years and nearly 200 episodes, both the show and character took the time to ask themselves some crucial, existential questions: What happens to a hero after they’ve already

  • Live+3 Ratings for Week of March 16: ‘The Voice,’ ‘Survivor’ Receive Big Boosts Amid Coronavirus
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    Live+3 Ratings for Week of March 16: ‘The Voice,’ ‘Survivor’ Receive Big Boosts Amid Coronavirus

    While the coronavirus pandemic has brought TV ratings highs across the board in Live+Same Day, the first Live+3 numbers to come out since millions of Americans have been forced to self-isolate don't show much bigger gains than normal. However, plenty of shows delivered much larger numbers than they

  • ‘Hunters': What’s the Deal With Sister Harriet?
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    ‘Hunters': What’s the Deal With Sister Harriet?

    (We’re going to discuss all the spoilers about the nun Sister Harriet from Amazon’s “Hunters” here. So, you know, be warned.) Sister Harriet, the resident nun/spy among the titular Nazi hunters on “Hunters,” may be a supporting character, but she might be the most interesting character on the whole show

  • Production Halts on TLC’s ‘My 600-Lb Life’ After Health Complaints to Studio
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    Production Halts on TLC’s ‘My 600-Lb Life’ After Health Complaints to Studio

    Production on TLC’s “My 600-Lb. Life” came to a halt this week after continuing to film subjects despite social distancing recommendations due to the current coronavirus pandemic.The unscripted series, which follows the lives of obese individuals whom the CDC has officially categorized as being at a

  • Television Academy’s Emmy Calendar Shift Lauded by Networks, Studios and Streamers
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    Television Academy’s Emmy Calendar Shift Lauded by Networks, Studios and Streamers

    The Television Academy's decision to push back this year's Emmy Awards voting calendar, and eliminate officially sanctioned campaign events, was applauded on Friday by many network, streamer and studio execs — several of whom had been asking the org to do such a thing. "People are happy

  • TV News Roundup: Hulu Releases ‘Future Man’ Final Season Trailer (Watch)
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    TV News Roundup: Hulu Releases ‘Future Man’ Final Season Trailer (Watch)

    In today's TV News Roundup, Hulu released a trailer for the third and final season of "Future Man," and Fox and iHeartRadio's upcoming concert special added Camila Cabello, Dave Grohl, H.E.R. and Sam Smith to its lineup. FIRST LOOKS Hulu has released a trailer for the third and final

  • Why ‘Inception’ Visual Effects Supervisor May Leung Is a Rare Gem
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    Why ‘Inception’ Visual Effects Supervisor May Leung Is a Rare Gem

    For some unfortunate reasons, May Leung is an anomaly in the world of visual effects supervision. While there are plenty of women in the world of VFX at large, Leung is part of the only 5% of them who make it to the top role of supervisor. Her work has been featured in 38 films, including […]

  • AMC Networks Withdraws 2020 Financial Guidance, Citing Uncertainty Amid Coronavirus Crisis
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    AMC Networks Withdraws 2020 Financial Guidance, Citing Uncertainty Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    AMC Networks is the latest company to warn that its financial outlook has become impossible to predict with the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic turmoil. The cable programmer and media company in an SEC filing Friday said it was pulling guidance for the first quarter of full year of 2020,

  • Robert Durst’s Murder Trial Postponed Again Until May
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    Robert Durst’s Murder Trial Postponed Again Until May

    Robert Durst’s murder trial has been postponed again: Now, it is to pick back up on May 26, according to a spokesperson for the Superior Court of California.Earlier this month, the trial was postponed to April 6 due to the spread of the coronavirus. The announcement came a day after the Los Angeles Superior