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Variety reports: Matthew López, who made history on Sunday as the first Latiné playwright to win the Tony Award for best play, will have his feature directorial debut with the LGBTQ+ romantic comedy “Red, White & Royal Blue.” The Amazon Studios production is an adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s 2019 best-seller of the same name. It centers on a star-crossed power …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: The Season 13 premiere of The Wendy Williams Show has been delayed yet again. The syndicated daytime talker said today on the show’s Instagram account that the rescheduled Oct. 4 premiere has been moved to Oct. 18. due to Williams “ongoing health issues.” The premiere, originally scheduled for Sept. 18, had been moved to Oct. 4 after …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: ViacomCBS and its Pluto TV have agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine to settle violations of rules requiring closed captioning on the streaming service’s video programming. Pluto TV also agreed to enter into a compliance plan to ensure that its video programming includes closed captioning, the FCC said. The FCC said that the fine and consent …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Eleven and a half years after NBC abruptly canceled Law & Order, denying its shot at making TV history, the network is bringing back Dick Wolf’s Emmy-winning series for a new season, its 21st. Law & Order, which launched the biggest procedural franchise on TV, was on the cusp of breaking Gunsmoke’s record as the longest running …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: TikTok, the social video platform that has captivated young audiences and run afoul of the Trump Administration, has surpassed 1 billion monthly active users worldwide. The current user level represents a 45% leap from mid-2020. The company, which is owned by Chinese conglomerate ByteDance, announced the milestone in a blog post. “TikTok has become a beloved part …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Kevin Bacon is joining John Logan’s untitled horror project at Blumhouse and will also serve as an executive producer alongside executive producer Scott Turner Schofield. The movie is a LGBTQIA+ empowerment tale set at a gay conversion camp and stars Theo Germaine. The role marks a return for Bacon to the horror genre, a space he appeared …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: More mayhem and madness lie ahead as Netflix confirms Tiger King 2 will debut on Nov. 17, during the streamer’s Tudum presentation on Saturday. Netflix confirmed the date via a video refresher of documentary subjects Joe Exotic, and Carole Baskin, as well as all the best twists and turns from Season 1. It’s not exactly clear what …

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Variety reports: Talk about a level up — the new animated feature film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. has bagged an A-list voice cast. Chris Pratt and Charlie Day have been tapped to play the titular video game siblings Mario and Luigi, respectively, two Italian plumbers plunged into a world of foes and fantasy in the beloved …

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Variety reports: In the latest episode of the Disney’s “For Scores” podcast, EGOT-certified composer Alan Menken looks back at his history with the studio, for whom he composed songs and scores for “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.” He also reveals there will be at least four new songs composed and written for the live-action version of …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the official trailer for Invasion, a sci-fi drama premiering globally on Apple TV+, with its first three episodes, on October 22. The 10-episode series from Oscar and two-time Emmy nominee Simon Kinberg (X-Men franchise, The Martian) and Hunters creator David Weil is set across multiple continents, following an alien invasion through different perspectives …

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Variety reports: Award-winning author and journalist Anderson Cooper has spent his career documenting the lives of others. But in “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty,” the CNN news anchor turns inward to chronicle his own well-known family. His new book, out today (and already a #1 Bestseller on Amazon), explores the story of the Vanderbilts, one of …

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: The first full trailer for the upcoming Tom Hanks sci-fi movie Finch has been released by Apple TV+. Finch — formerly titled Bios — is about the lone survivor of a global apocalypse who embarks on a dangerous journey to find a new home for his unlikely family — his dog and a newly created robot. …

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The New York Times reports: At long last, it should be the year that a streaming platform is triumphant at the Emmys. The tech companies upended the entertainment industry years ago but they’ve had mixed results breaking through with members of the Television Academy, who vote on the winners. That will likely come to an end on Sunday when the …

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People Magazine reports: Lil Nas X is looking for love in his latest music video. On Friday, the 22-year-old musician dropped a visual for his new song “That’s What I Want,” which comes off his debut studio album Montero, which was released the same day. At the opening of the almost three-minute-long clip, fans at a football stadium watch as …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: WarnerMedia is offering a half-off discount on HBO Max now that HBO is no longer available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Today through September 26, the monthly subscription cost will be $7.49 for up to six months for anyone who had accessed HBO via the Channels platform. The discount is available to both new and returning subscribers. …

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Variety reports: Jane Powell, who starred as an angelically visaged young actress in a number of MGM musicals including “Royal Wedding” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” during the 1940s and 1950s, has died of natural causes. She was 92 years old. The blonde, blue-eyed Powell usually played characters with a gentle mischievous streak in her musical comedies, but she …

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Deadline reports: With the news today that Oliver Dowden has been replaced as UK Culture Secretary by Nadine Dorries, a version of his RTS speech published early this morning was instead delivered by John Whittingdale, Minister Of State For Media And Data. He told the RTS audience that the Conservatives will look to introduce requirements for public service broadcasters (PSBs) …

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: CBS is coming under fire for an upcoming reality TV effort in which six activists compete against each other in a format that’s somewhat similar to NBC’s defunct The Apprentice. In The Activist, six activists from around the world work “to bring meaningful change to one of three urgent universal causes: health, education and the environment. …

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People Magazine reports: Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow joined forces to perform their hit collaboration “Industry Baby” live for the first time on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday. During the performance, Lil Nas X, 22, and Harlow, 23, riffed on the prison theme from their music video, performing before a backdrop that read “Montero State …

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Deadline reports: The return to boxing by former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield after more than a decade away from the sport did not go well. The 58-year-old Holyfield was TKO’d in the first round by Vitor Belfort in a PPV match Saturday at Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Holyfield was returning to boxing as a last-minute fill-in for …

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