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  1. Jonathan Demme Has Died At 73; Director Extraordinaire Won Oscar For ‘Silence Of The Lambs’

    04.26 / 15:25 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Jonathan Demme, the Oscar winning director, producer and screenwriter and screenwriter, has died at age 73. I am still trying to get the cause of death and will build on the post today. This is a terribly sad day for Hollywood and especially New York, where Demme lived and where his production banner Clinica Estetico was for so long a catalyst for many memorable films. I’ve learned the cause of death was complications from esopheageal cander. Demme and his wife…
  2. ‘Strike Back’: Cinemax Rounds Out Cast As Season 5 Production Begins

    04.26 / 15:25 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Nina Sosanya (David Brent: Life on the Road, Love Actually), Katherine Kelly (The Night Manager, Happy Valley) and Trevor Eve (Death of a Farmer, Troy) round out the Season 5 cast of Cinemax and Sky’s reboot of Strike Back. They join previously announced new series stars Warren Brown as “Mac” McAllister, Daniel MacPherson as Samuel Wyatt, Roxanne McKee as Natalie Reynolds and Alin Sumarwata as Gracie Novin. Filming has begun on the new season — its sixth overall and…
  3. Orion & Samuel Goldwyn Nab Philippa Lowthorpe’s ‘Swallows And Amazons’

    04.26 / 15:25 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have secured the North American rights to director Philippa Lowthorpe's Swallows and Amazons, the film based on the classic 1930s children’s novel by Arthur Ransome. Rafe Spall (The Big Short) stars, along with Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men) in the tale four children who escape the summer tedium by camping on a remote lake island. As Goldwyn Films describes, “But when they arrive, they di…
  4. Donald Trump Oddly Pronounces “Nazis”, Seth Meyers Takes Note

    04.26 / 15:25 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Donald Trump might today be looking back on that weirdly “unintelligible” Associated Press interview Sunday with a bit of nostalgia: As Seth Meyers made clear in his Late Night monologue last night, the President was all too intelligible in his odd pronunciation of the word “Nazis” during a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. After showing the clip, in which the president, who gives at least some outward appearance of reading his speech for the first tim…
  5. Front Row Filmed Entertainment Inks Deal With Iflix For Egyptian Sitcom ‘Tough Luck’

    04.26 / 14:23 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Leading Dubai-based indie distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has struck a deal with the SVOD service iflix, a key streamer for the emerging markets, for Egyptian sitcom Tough Luck. Under the deal, iflix will board as co-producers for the series with Front Row, KNCC and Shadows Communications and will additionally take exclusive SVOD rights for the show in the Middle East and North Africa, South East Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, Central America, Asia Pacific…
  6. Netflix Seeks French Compromise For Cannes Films ‘Okja’ And ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’

    04.26 / 14:23 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    BREAKING: Netflix is trying to find a compromise after news that its first features accepted into the competition slate of Cannes — Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories – quickly drew the ire of France's theatrical exhibitors guild. In a letter, the FNCF accused Netflix of skirting French regulations and fiscal obligations and called on the streaming service to release both movies in French theaters following their Cannes premieres. That bucks up against the foundation…
  7. AMC Networks Teams With Charter To Co-Produce Original Content

    04.26 / 14:23 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Is Charter Communications entering the content business? Kind of, it seems, with a deal announced this morning to co-produce “distinct, high-quality original programming” for its customers in a partnership with AMC Networks’ AMC Studios. “The partnership will give Spectrum customers access to content created specifically for them, further differentiating Charter's platform and services,” the companies say. They offer few details about the arrangement, but say…
  8. Stephen Colbert Takes On Alex Jones, George Soros And Big Yogurt

    04.26 / 14:23 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Stephen Colbert knows all about right-wing blowhards, and he apparently knows the real purpose for yogurt (spread it on your head and it keeps the Clinton Foundation from reading your mind). So it’s only natural he weighed in on the new legal battle between Chobani and the red-faced Info Wars poobah Alex Jones. Chobani is suing Jones for promoting a nonsensical conspiracy theory accusing the yogurt maker of spreading “crime and tuberculosis” by hiring refugees.…
  9. ESPN To Lay Off About 100 Employees Including On-Air Personalities And Writers

    04.26 / 14:23 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    ESPN confirmed that there’ll be a new round of layoffs today that one source says could hit about 100 of the company’s roughly 1,000 public facing on-air announcers and dot-com writers. No one has been identified yet. These disclosures likely will trickle out once the people affected are told. “A necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of our resources, and that sometimes involves difficult decisions,” ESPN…
  10. Twitter Shares Soar After It Far Exceeds Q1 Earnings Expectations

    04.26 / 12:13 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Twitter’s stock price is up about 9% in pre-market trading after the social media company released a Q1 earnings report that crushed Wall Street expectations. It reduced its net loss by 22.8% vs the period last year to $61.6 million on revenues of $548.3 million, down 7.8%. But the top line was well ahead of the $511.91 that analysts anticipated. Adjusted earnings of 11 cents a share soared past forecasts for a penny. The company still has a long way to go. It warns …
  11. ‘Saturday Night Live’: NBC Teams With Youku For Localized Version In China

    04.26 / 12:13 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Saturday Night Live is heading to the Middle Kingdom. NBCUniversal has announced a partnership with Youku, a unit of Alibaba Digital Media & Entertainment Group, who will produce a localized version of the hit show in China. Over the last few years, ten international versions of Saturday Night Live have been licensed across the world, most recently including France, the Middle East and Finland – with China the latest addition. SNL will be Youku's new…
  12. Paul Verhoeven Sets Next: ‘Blessed Virgin’ To Star ‘Elle’s Virginie Efira As Lesbian Nun

    04.26 / 11:15 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Elle helmer Paul Verhoeven is set to reteam with producer Saïd Ben Saïd on their second collaboration, Blessed Virgin. The film will be shot in French (under the title Sainte Vierge) and will star Virginie Efira who played the devoutly Catholic Rebecca in Elle. Here, she’ll take on the role of Sister Benedetta Carlini, a 17th century nun who was hailed as a visionary but later accused of fabricated miracles, homosexuality and other charges, and imprisoned for 3…
  13. Protagonist Pictures Boards Directors’ Fortnight Title ‘The Rider’ — Cannes

    04.26 / 11:15 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    UK-based outfit Protagonist Pictures has boarded worldwide sales for upcoming Cannes Directors' Fortnight title The Rider, written and directed by Chloe Zhao. It's Zhao's second feature and second film selected for Directors' Fortnight. The film stars Brady Jandreau along with Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Lane Scott and Cat Clifford and story follows a young cowboy (Brady), once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, who is warned that his competition days are over after a…
  14. ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ To World Premiere In Shanghai

    04.26 / 04:33 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will have its swashbuckling World Premiere at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, Disney announced tonight. The event marks the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Expected to attend the shindig are stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The screening for the f…
  15. ‘Prison Break’ Revival Kills Off Major Character

    04.26 / 04:33 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Prison Break episode. Tonight’s episode of Prison Break, titled “The Prisoner’s Dilemma,” said goodbye to one of its original characters. As Michael, Whip and Ja made a deal with the devil for another chance to escape from Ogygia, T-Bag met with Kellerman to gather more information on Michael’s resurrection. For most of the new season, Kellerman, played by Paul Adelstein, seemed to be back to his f…
  16. Stephen Colbert Likens Sean Spicer’s Press Briefings To Soap Opera ‘The Bold And The Babbling’

    04.26 / 03:34 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert introduced his Late Show viewers to The Bold And The Babbling, the hottest new soap opera starring press secretary Sean Spicer. After Donald Trump compared Spicer's ratings to a daytime drama, Colbert reimagined Spicer in a hilarious new CBS daytime drama. The clip begins with a voiceover saying, "In response to whether he would fire Sean Spicer, President Trump likened him to a daytime soap opera, noting proudly that his press…
  17. Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2017 – Day 5 – Milo Ventimiglia, Cobie Smulders, Justin Long, Martin Landau & Mor

    04.26 / 03:34 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Deadline is holding its Tribeca Film Festival portrait and video interview studio at the festival hub in NYC, opening its doors to this year’s most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers. Guests stopping by the Deadline Studio on Day 5 included Milo Ventimiglia (Devil’s Gate), Cobie Smulders & Justin Long (Literally, Right Before Aaron), Martin Landau (The Last Poker Game) and many more. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more breaki…
  18. Jeff Goldblum Books Trip To ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel

    04.26 / 02:36 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    The new dinosaurs have recruited an old nemesis. Jeff Goldblum, who played the chaos theory-fueled Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel, is dipping into the amber again with a role in the follow-up to Jurassic World from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Goldblum, who played the only major character from the original 1993 pic to return for sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, joins returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in …
  19. Mark Consuelos Joins ‘Riverdale’ For Season 2; ‘Suits’ Casts Dulé Hill

    04.26 / 01:37 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Mark Consuelos (Pitch) has joined the cast of the CW’s Riverdale as a new series regular for Season 2. Consuelos will play Hiram Lodge, a ruthless, handsome, charismatic businessman who is coming back to Riverdale after weathering a financial scandal that almost destroyed him. He is there to reconnect with his wife Hermione (Marisol Nichols) and, especially, his daughter Veronica (Camila Mendes), who is the apple of his eye. The Riverdale casting, first reported by …
  20. Fox News Strike Back At “Copycat” Racial Discrimination Suits From Staff – Update

    04.26 / 00:37 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    UPDATE, 5:20 PM: Hit with two racial discrimination suits today, in New York State court and in federal court, Fox News Channel is now swinging back. "Fox News and Dianne Brandi vehemently deny the race discrimination claims in both lawsuits,” a FNC spokesperson tells Deadline of the accused cable newser and its EVP of Business and Legal Affairs named in the class action and the other filing from current and past employees “They are copycat complaints of the original…