Jeffrey Tambor fired

In November of 2017, actor Jeffrey Tambor was said to have left the Amazon series Transparent in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. Later, however, Tambor claimed he might not be leaving the show after all. Now, it’s official: Tambor has been fired from Transparent following an internal investigation from Amazon.

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Fangoria

For decades, Fangoria was the number one name in horror, offering in-depth looks at horror movies of every shape and size. Then it all ended. But like a slasher in a never-ending horror franchise, you can’t keep Fangoria down for long. Today comes word that the iconic horror magazine will rise from the grave and launch new print issues.

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Ryan Murphy Netflix

Ryan Murphy has just entered a huge multi-year deal with Netflix.

The streaming service snatched the writer-director-producer away from Fox and its fellow cable channel FX in a five-year deal that will see the American Crime Story and Feud showrunner producing new shows and films exclusively for Netflix. And Netflix reportedly paid a hefty sum to lure Murphy away from his longtime network.

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Comcast Fox deal

UpdateA report from The Wall Street Journal confirms that Comcast is considering making another bid for Fox, after its initial bid was rejected by the company. Comcast’s original bid, which was in the low $60 billion range, was reportedly higher than Disney’s by 15% but Fox turned it down over antitrust concerns. Our original story continues below.

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The Walt Disney Company finalized its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets back in December, but the Mouse House still has to wait on governmental regulatory approval before the deal actually goes through. In the meantime, everyone at both companies is in limbo, watching and waiting to see what happens.

Now another contender has emerged: a new report suggests that Comcast, the parent company of Universal Pictures and NBC, could swoop in and top Disney’s $66.1 billion bid for the Fox assets that are on the table. That includes the 20th Century Fox film studio (and its library of movies), Fox Searchlight, FX Network, and more. Read about the potential Comcast Fox deal below. Read More »

Daughters of the Resistance

Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Partners have optioned the rights to Daughters of the Resistance, a book proposal about female resistance fighters who fought against the Nazis in World War II. The book isn’t due out till 2020, but the subject matter was more than enough to catch the eye of Spielberg and company. No word on if Spielberg plans to direct, or only serve as a producer.

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red notice bidding war

Dwayne Johnson just became $20 million richer.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor and star of not one, but two, upcoming summer blockbusters had Hollywood all in a tizzy, with multiple studios engaging in a fierce bidding war for his thriller Red Notice. Ultimately, Universal came out on top in one of the biggest movie studio deals Hollywood has seen in years.

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Star Wars women

Lucasfilm has taken some flak for almost exclusively hiring white men to shepherd the Star Wars franchise, but is that era coming to an end at the studio? A new rumor indicates that the company has secretly hired women and people of color to shape the future of a galaxy far, far away. Read on to learn more about the potential Star Wars women and non-white guys who could provide a new perspective for the franchise. Read More »

Swearing on SyFy and USA

When it comes to broadcast and basic cable channels, television programming has always had to be more careful about what it says on the air. However, in recent years, basic cable has cared less and less about saving the sensitive ears of the viewing public. No, they’re not just swearing willy-nilly during daytime television, but some of the more late night programming on basic cable has started to care less and less about tiptoeing around language.

In fact, SyFy and USA, both networks owned by NBCUniversal (a subsidiary of Comcast), are now throwing caution to the wind and will be dropping f-bombs without censoring them on air, and they already started to let them fly earlier this year. Read More »

Amusement Park Director - Dylan Brown

Hollywood is still dealing with revelations of sexual misconduct happening behind the scenes, and today brings news of another incident, this time involving a filmmaker working on an animated film.

Paramount Pictures has fired director Dylan Brown from their animated feature Amusement Park after an investigation into complaints from the production found evidence of “inappropriate and unwanted conduct.” Read More »

Poptheatr

If you like watching movies but long for a cinema experience that’s similar to being encased in a body bag, you might want to check out Poptheatr, a Kickstarter project that strives to provide the user with a distraction-free movie viewing experience in the comfort of your own home. With a big bag on your head.

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