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  1. Judge Orders ITV America to Grant More Control to Gurney Productions Founders

    06.19 / 21:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Gurney Productions founders Scott and Deirdre Gurney are set to regain more control over the management of the company behind “Duck Dynasty” after the latest legal skirmishes between the Gurneys and ITV America. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday issued eight sanctions against ITV America for failure to comply with the previous preliminary... Read more…
  2. CNN’s Jim Acosta Chides White House for ‘Suppression of Information’

    06.19 / 21:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    CNN’s Jim Acosta chided the White House and Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday after he said reporters were prohibited from recording video or audio of a press gaggle on Monday. “There is a suppression of information going on at this WH that would not be tolerated at a city council mtg or press con... Read more…
  3. Broadway Box Office: Tony Awards Bump Up ‘Bandstand,’ Winning Plays

    06.19 / 21:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    “Bandstand” continued its upward trajectory, “Oslo” got a shot in the arm and “Hello, Dolly!” set its latest record at the Broadway box office last week, as the immediate aftereffects of the Tony Awards began to make themselves felt. Sometimes it’s tough to make a direct connection between a Tony showcase and a rise at... Read more…
  4. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Dominates Social Media

    06.19 / 21:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Sony and Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” dominated social media buzz with nearly 93,000 new conversations last week, according to media-measurement firm ComScore and its PreAct service. Sony released an international poster on June 12, announced an arcade game at Dave & Busters on June 14, and released a trailer for its VR experience on June 16. “Spider-Man:... Read more …
  5. ‘House of Cards’ Star Joel Kinnaman Sells Hollywood Hills House (EXCLUSIVE)

    06.19 / 20:24 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    SELLER: Joel Kinnaman LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $2,245,000 SIZE: 2,685 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After nearly 1.5 years on and off the market at declining prices that started at $2.795 million and dropped to $2.295 million, strapping Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman finally sold a fairly unassuming if not exactly... Read more &…
  6. ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ Movie in the Works at Sony

    06.19 / 20:24 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Sony Pictures is developing a live action-animated hybrid movie based on Drew Daywalt’s  children’s picture book “The Day the Crayons Quit.” The project has been set up with 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen producing. Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers will be executive producers. Brittany Morrissey will oversee for the studio. The project had... Read more »…
  7. The (Twin) ‘Peaks’ Are Alive With the Sound of Dean Hurley’s Music: A Chat With David Lynch’s Longtime MD

    06.19 / 20:24 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    On “Part 6” of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return,” the much heralded look at the surreal Pacific Northwest town 25 years after the mysterious murder of Laura Palmer, the character of Richard Horne — warning: spoilers ahead — recklessly runs over and kills a young child. That this heart-pounding moment was accompanied by the... Read more &…
  8. FTC Moves to Block FanDuel-DraftKings Merger

    06.19 / 20:24 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    The Federal Trade Commission on Monday moved to block the merger of daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel, arguing the combined company would constitute an unlawful monopoly. The FTC will join with the attorneys general of California and the District of Colombia in filing a federal suit to halt the merger. If the merger were... Read more…
  9. Emmys: TV Outpaces Oscar Campaigning With More Content to Promote Than Ever

    06.19 / 20:24 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Everyone agrees it's gotten out of hand, but isn't it just a byproduct of peak TV glut, as everyone clamors for…
  10. NBC Sets 2017-2018 Fall Premiere Dates, Including ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Will & Grace’

    06.19 / 19:26 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    NBC announced the premiere dates for its 2017-18 fall schedule on Monday. The new season begins Monday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a two-hour telecast of the blind auditions for season 13 of “The Voice,” which features new coach Jennifer Hudson, as well as the return of coaches Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and... Read more …
  11. WGN America President, GM Matt Cherniss to Step Down

    06.19 / 19:26 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Matt Cherniss, the president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, will step down from that role at the end of this month, Variety has learned. The move was not unexpected as Sinclair Broadcasting recently announced they will acquire Tribune Media, with plans to shift focus away from producing original series. Peter Kern took... Read more …
  12. Helen Hunt on Her First Emmy Win and Awards Show Nerves

    06.19 / 19:26 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    By 1996, Candice Bergen had had enough. After five Emmy wins for lead actress in a comedy, the “Murphy Brown” star declined further nominations for the part. “Mad About You’s” Helen Hunt picked up her baton. And while NBC’s frank and honest sitcom about married life would eventually garner Hunt four Emmy wins — as... Read more »…
  13. Miles Teller Arrested in San Diego for Public Intoxication

    06.19 / 19:26 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Miles Teller was arrested and charged with public intoxication on Sunday in San Diego, a spokesperson with the San Diego Police Department confirmed to Variety. Teller was out with several other men shortly after midnight on Sunday when the group was approached by an officer. According to a spokesperson for the police department, the “Fantastic Four”... Read more …
  14. Emmys: RuPaul and Tim Gunn Share Hosting Tips for Reality Shows

    06.19 / 19:26 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    “Survivor” host Jeff Probst won the Emmy for hosting a reality or reality competition program the first four years of the award’s existence, but he hasn’t been nominated since his last win in 2011, leading to speculation he took himself out of the running. “That’s a funny story that has continued to circulate, but has... Read more »…
  15. Samira Wiley Breaks Down Her Big Escape Scene in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

    06.19 / 18:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Hulu / Season 1 ep. 4, “Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum” Written by Leila Gerstein; Directed by Mike Barker Samira Wiley became a beloved fixture of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” before her character Poussey was tragically killed at the end of the fourth season. Now she’s in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,”... Read more »…
  16. Amazon to Develop Jay McInerney’s ‘Brightness Falls’ Trilogy Into TV Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    06.19 / 18:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Amazon Studios will develop novelist Jay McInerney’s “Brightness Falls” book trilogy into a television series, Variety has learned exclusively. The Gotham Group brought the concept to Amazon Studios. McInerney and The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jeremy Bell will serve as executive producers. Novelists Dana Vachon and Gemma Sieff will adapt the books for TV and... Read more »…
  17. Veteran Executive Julie Fontaine to Head Netflix Film Publicity (EXCLUSIVE)

    06.19 / 18:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Veteran publicity executive Julie Fontaine has left Lionsgate and will be heading up film publicity for Netflix starting at the end of the month, Variety has learned. She will report to chief communications officer Jonathan Friedland. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the hire, saying, “She’s a superstar. We are very excited.” Fontaine joined Lionsgate in March,... Read more…
  18. Emmys: ‘Crown’ Researcher Uncovers Royal Gems for Netflix Drama

    06.19 / 18:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Netflix’s “The Crown” deploys a small team to mine 20th century British history. Specialist researcher Annie Sulzberger has been among them since 2013, when Peter Morgan explored extending his play “The Audience” into an episodic series. The daughter of New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. studied art history at Brown and worked as... Read more »…
  19. Fox News Faces Probe From N.Y. Human Rights Division, Attorney Says

    06.19 / 18:20 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    The New York State Division of Human Rights is investigating Fox News for allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, according to attorney Lisa Bloom. Bloom tweeted early Monday that she had received word that the division is following up on a complaint she filed in April. BREAKING: I've just learned NY SDHR is investigating our... Read more…
  20. Tech Council Including Apple, Amazon, Google Execs Visits White House Today

    06.19 / 17:15 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Executives from some of the world’s biggest tech companies ventured to the White House Monday to take part in the first meeting of the American Technology Council, an advisory group that is supposed to help the Trump administration in its quest to modernize government. Some of the executives taking part in the meeting included Apple... Read more…