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Daily Archives : Jul 20, 2018

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Fired

Disney has fired the director who has been at the helm of the high-profile “Guardians of the Galaxy” feature franchise. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced the removal of James Gunn, who had been working on “Guardians of the…

Which Actress Would You Cast as God? Here’s Who Got the Gig

A veteran actress with a shelf full of awards will get to play God in an upcoming drama series. Variety reports that Frances McDormand will tackle the role in the Amazon series “Good Omens.” McDormand is a two-time Oscar winner,…

New Slate of Shondaland Shows Unveiled

Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland banner, which has been a big producer of programming for ABC for years, took the wraps off its first slate of programming under its new deal with Netflix. “I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place…

Here’s a First Look at the New Season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

CBS broke out a first-look trailer today for the season two premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery,” scheduled to roll out on the CBS All Access streaming service in early 2019. Here’s the clip …

Seattle to Put Up Statue Honoring Grunge Pioneer

A statue honoring one of the pioneers of grunge will be built in the city where he was born. The AP reports that the commemoration of Chris Cornell, the Grammy-winning lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, will go up in…

Fox News Parts Ways With One of Its Regulars

A Fox News personality who has been a regular on the cable network is off the channel. Fox News confirmed today that it has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Guilfoyle was a co-host of the…

Ryan Murphy Says He’s Through With Pushing the Envelope

Ryan Murphy, the prolific TV creator behind shows that have often pushed the envelope — “American Crime Story,” “American Horror Story,” “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck,” among others — says he’s softening his approach. “I’m not interested in shock value anymore,” Murphy…

Roseanne Barr ‘Explains’ the Valerie Jarrett Tweet That Got Her Fired

In a bizarre video clip — watch it below — Roseanne Barr appears to try to explain the controversial tweet that got her fired by ABC and got the “Roseanne” reboot canceled. The one-minute video was posted to Barr’s YouTube…

SEC Challenges CBS Position in Dispute With Redstones

“The Securities and Exchange Commission challenged CBS’s interpretation of a rule that forms the cornerstone of its legal challenge to bylaw changes made by the Redstone family, according to regulatory filings made today,” Deadline reports. “The SEC’s division of corporate…

ABC Announces First Series From Its New Media Brand

ABC has a new media brand and a new series, which premieres tomorrow, Saturday, July 21. The company announced plans today to roll out the new weekly show “More in Common” on its new digital-first media brand “Localish.” The announcement…