• CBS Stations Go Dark on AT&T’s DirecTV, U-verse Platforms Amid Contract Battle
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    CBS Stations Go Dark on AT&T’s DirecTV, U-verse Platforms Amid Contract Battle

    CBS' 28 O&O stations are going dark for about 6.6 million subscribers of AT&T's DirecTV and U-verse platforms as the Eye and AT&T battle over a new retransmission consent contract. The blackout affects CBS and CW-affiliated stations in 14 major markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

  • Film Review: ‘A Faithful Man’
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    Film Review: ‘A Faithful Man’

    French actor Louis Garrel has been married twice, first to Iranian talent Golshifteh Farahani, and now to model-cum-actress Laetitia Casta. He has also directed two features, the first a free-wheeling love-triangle comedy called “Two Friends” in which Garrel plays the cad who comes between his best friend

  • Orlando Bloom Claims San Diego Mayor Ran From Comic-Con Exhibit Featuring Immigrant Characters
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    Orlando Bloom Claims San Diego Mayor Ran From Comic-Con Exhibit Featuring Immigrant Characters

    Did an immigration storyline cause Republican San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer to run out of Amazon Prime Video’s Comic-Con activation this week? According to “Carnival Row” star Orlando Bloom, that’s exactly what happened. At Amazon’s “Carnival Row” panel, Bloom told the audience that Faulconer stopped

  • Mark Hamill Puts Conan O’Brien’s Comic Book Cred to the Test (Video)
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    Mark Hamill Puts Conan O’Brien’s Comic Book Cred to the Test (Video)

    Conan O’Brien is a comic, but how well does he know comic books?The late-night host’s nerd cred was put to the test Friday at San Diego Comic-Con by none other than sci-fi superstar Mark Hamill.After a roaring standing ovation, the “Star Wars” legend — who was in San Diego promoting his new Netflix series

  • How ‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4 Fails The Show’s Most Interesting Relationship Dynamic To Date (Column)
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    How ‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4 Fails The Show’s Most Interesting Relationship Dynamic To Date (Column)

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read before watching the fourth season of “Veronica Mars,” which is currently available to stream on Hulu. (Seriously: do not!) Any good teen show worth its salt has a tortured romance at its core, and the one in “Veronica Mars” is, as one half of the couple once put it, “epic.”

  • George Takei Says Trump’s Comments About Muslims and Immigrants Are ‘an Echo From My Childhood’
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    George Takei Says Trump’s Comments About Muslims and Immigrants Are ‘an Echo From My Childhood’

    George Takei didn’t mince words when talking about the current political climate on Friday, telling a packed crowd at Comic-Con 2019 that statements made by Donald Trump — and Trump’s border policies — are “an echo from my childhood.”Takei spoke during the panel discussion for AMC’s “The Terror: Infamy

  • LGBTQ Film Festival Outfest Opens With Documentary About Gay Porn Shops Circus of Books
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    LGBTQ Film Festival Outfest Opens With Documentary About Gay Porn Shops Circus of Books

    Granted, the red carpet at the opening night of Outfest in DTLA may not have been the most star-studded but it was without a doubt the most diverse, inclusive and, yes, fabulous. “I've never been here before,” admitted “RuPaul’s Drag Race” vet Trixie Mattel, who stars in the documentary “Moving Parts

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Calls Final Season Backlash ‘Media-Led Hate Campaign’
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    ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Calls Final Season Backlash ‘Media-Led Hate Campaign’

    What is life like now after "Game of Thrones?" That's the question that fans have been asking themselves and that cast members had to answer at the show's final Comic-Con panel. But first, Conleth Hill, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and several others cleared the air and addressed the perceived

  • ‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Says Netflix Series Will Never Adapt the Video Games
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    ‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Says Netflix Series Will Never Adapt the Video Games

    Netflix’s “The Witcher” is best known in the U.S. for the series of role playing video games by CD Projekt Red rather than the fantasy novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski that inspired the games. But if the show ever moves past the story laid out in the books like “Game of Thrones” did, Showrunner

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Conleth Hill Calls Final-Season Backlash ‘a Media-Led Hate Campaign’
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    ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Conleth Hill Calls Final-Season Backlash ‘a Media-Led Hate Campaign’

    “Game of Thrones” star Conleth Hill addressed the backlash against the HBO fantasy series’ final season during the show’s farewell panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, putting the blame primarily on the media, not the “GoT” fans.“You look at the amount of people that are here, and we’re here to thank

  • SAG-AFTRA Warns Members About FaceApp Terms of Use
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    SAG-AFTRA Warns Members About FaceApp Terms of Use

    SAG-AFTRA is warning its 160,000 members about the "overreaching and invasive" terms of use for the FaceApp mobile application. FaceApp, developed by Russian company Wireless Lab, uses neural network technology to automatically generate transformations of faces in photographs. The app can be

  • ‘Archer': FXX Renews Animated Comedy for 11th Season
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    ‘Archer': FXX Renews Animated Comedy for 11th Season

    “Archer” will live to fight — and presumably continue to be in a coma — for yet another day, as FXX has renewed the long-running animated send-up of spy movies and pop culture for an 11th season, which will air in 2020.The network announced the renewal on Friday, just after the show’s San Diego Comic-Con

  • SDCC TV News Roundup: AMC Releases ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 10 Trailer (Watch)
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    SDCC TV News Roundup: AMC Releases ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 10 Trailer (Watch)

    San Diego Comic-Con has become a hotbed of entertainment news in recent years, especially for the television industry. In today's SDCC TV news roundup, AMC dropped a trailer for the 10th season of "The Walking Dead" and FX released a first look at "Mayans MC" Season 2. FIRST LOOKS

  • Amazon Studios’ Jennifer Salke Says Family Engaged Only ‘Legitimate Services’ of Counselor Tied to College Admissions Scandal
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    Amazon Studios’ Jennifer Salke Says Family Engaged Only ‘Legitimate Services’ of Counselor Tied to College Admissions Scandal

    Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke and her husband have released a statement addressing their connection to the college admissions scandal and its ringleader William “Rick” Singer, denying ever having participated in any wrongdoing or being contacted by investigators in the case.In a joint statement

  • ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ – Look Behind the Gelfling Apocalypse in Comic-Con Clip (Video)
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    ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ – Look Behind the Gelfling Apocalypse in Comic-Con Clip (Video)

    Netflix brought “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” to Hall H on Friday at Comic-Con 2019, treating fans to a full screening of the show’s first episode. Unfortunately, the rest of you will have to wait until the show premieres next month to see it yourself, but you can tide yourself over with a new

  • Apple Music Launches ‘Rap Life’ Playlist
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    Apple Music Launches ‘Rap Life’ Playlist

    Apple Music announced the launch of "Rap Life," a new global playlist focusing on contemporary rap artists and culture. It replaces the former "The A-List: Hip-Hop" playlist. Said Ebro Darden, Apple Music's Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B: "We flipped it to dig deeper

  • ‘Archer’ Renewed for Season 11 at FXX
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    ‘Archer’ Renewed for Season 11 at FXX

    "Archer" has been picked up for an eleventh season. The announcement was made Friday at San Diego Comic-Con. The news comes less than a week ahead of the Season 10 finale. Season 11 is slated to debut on FXX in 2020. While the show initially focused on the agents and support staff of a covert

  • Russ Tamblyn’s Career Had Legs After Childhood
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    Russ Tamblyn’s Career Had Legs After Childhood

    With an acting career that spans work for Cecil B. DeMille and Joseph Losey to Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch, Russ Tamblyn’s creativity and longevity is proof that there’s life after child stardom. In Tamblyn’s case, there’s also been a bounty of juicy film and TV roles long after his legendary legs

  • Amazon Debuts New ‘Carnival Row’ Footage at Comic-Con (Watch)
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    Amazon Debuts New ‘Carnival Row’ Footage at Comic-Con (Watch)

    San Diego Comic-Con attendees got an extended look at the upcoming Amazon drama "Carnival Row" during the show's panel at the annual fanfest on Friday. Two new featurettes (see above and below) offer in-depth looks at the backstories of the two main characters -- Vignette Stonemoss (Cara

  • Film News Roundup: Olivia Wilde to Direct Holiday Comedy for Universal
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    Film News Roundup: Olivia Wilde to Direct Holiday Comedy for Universal

    In today's film news roundup, Olivia Wilde has landed another directing gig following "Booksmart" and revenge thriller "Seaside" and "Woodstock: The Directors Cut" get August release dates. PROJECT LAUNCH Olivia Wilde will direct and produce an untitled holiday comedy

  • ‘Dog’s Most Wanted’ Trailer: Beth Chapman Refuses to Let Lung Cancer Take Her Off the Job (Video)
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    ‘Dog’s Most Wanted’ Trailer: Beth Chapman Refuses to Let Lung Cancer Take Her Off the Job (Video)

    WGN America released the first trailer for “Dog’s Most Wanted” on Monday, paying tribute to the show’s late star, Beth Chapman.“Dog’s Most Wanted” centers on bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife, Beth Chapman, as they go on a cross-country manhunt to track down a carefully curated list of Dog

  • ARRI, Mobile TV Group Back New Venture Revitalizing Streamed Concerts
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    ARRI, Mobile TV Group Back New Venture Revitalizing Streamed Concerts

    A new venture looking to bring a fresh approach to live-streaming concerts has gotten the backing of hardware heavyweights ARRI and Mobile TV Group. Wide+Close is launching with the mandate of shooting music performances with film cameras and cinematographers in order to give the content a more cinematic

  • ‘Better Call Saul’ Short Loses Emmy Nominations in Light of Category Rule Violation
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    ‘Better Call Saul’ Short Loses Emmy Nominations in Light of Category Rule Violation

    Better Call AMC: Two Emmy nominations for the network's short-form series "Better Call Saul Employee Training: Madrigal Electromotive Security" have been pulled after it was deemed ineligible for competition. The Television Academy recently discovered that the series didn't meet the

  • Emmys Revoke 2 Nominations for ‘Better Call Saul Employee Training’ Web Series Due to Running Time
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    Emmys Revoke 2 Nominations for ‘Better Call Saul Employee Training’ Web Series Due to Running Time

    The Television Academy has revoked a pair of Emmy nominations for the web series “Better Call Saul Employee Training: Madrigal Electromotive Security” due to its running time.In a statement released on Friday, the TV Academy said the 10-episode series did not meet the minimum required runtime of two

  • Feds Looked Into Amazon Studios Chief Jennifer Salke in College Admissions Scandal
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    Feds Looked Into Amazon Studios Chief Jennifer Salke in College Admissions Scandal

    Federal investigators looked into Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke and her husband, Fox 21 Television Studios president Bert Salke, as they conducted a sprawling probe of cheating in elite college admissions, a source close to the case told Variety. It does not appear, however, that prosecutors will