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Why Didn’t Surviving R. Kelly Happen Before Lifetime Entered the Picture?

“BET could’ve done it a million times if they wanted to,” says Dream Hampton.
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The Unlikely Rise of Schitt’s Creek

Schitt doesn’t just happen overnight. Here’s how the cult comedy transformed into a Peak TV success story.
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Digital Doubles Are Revolutionizing Hollywood. But Why Do Movie Stars Hate Them?

Scanning actors to manipulate their images in post is increasingly common. But will it become industry standard to bring actors back from the dead?
  1. the industry
    Mindy Kaling’s ‘Complicated’ Childhood Has Inspired Her New Netflix ShowHer projects don’t stop.
  2. tv
    Ava DuVernay to Woo You With a New Romance Anthology Series on OWNComing in 2020.
  3. investigation
    Behind Triple Frontier’s Messy, Decadelong Journey to the Netflix ScreenIt started with an Oscar-winning director and a bloating budget. After nearly falling apart thrice, it ended up with Ben Affleck on Rokus and iPads.
  4. surprise bitch
    MoviePass Is Back From the Dead With a New Unlimited Subscription PlanBut what about the Bruce Willis movie?
  5. the industry
    Crazy Rich Asians’ Remy Hii Joins Jane the Novela’s Wine-Soaked Love TriangleImagine Jane the Virgin, set in a Napa Valley vineyard. So many beautiful ruined outfits.
  6. the industry
    Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara Exits Amid Alleged Sex Scandal“It has become clear that my continued leadership could be a distraction and an obstacle to the company’s continued success.”
  7. the industry
    Netflix Won’t Premiere Any Movies at Cannes 2019But they’re working the feud out!
  8. shoot your shot
    Ezra Miller Wants to Keep Being The Flash So Much He’ll Write The Movie HimselfHe’ll work together with comics writer Grant Morrison.
  9. season renewals
    Starz Orders a Third Season of American GodsThe series will get yet another new showrunner.
  10. the industry
    James Gunn Rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy 3He’s back.
  11. the industry
    Apple Orders Pachinko from The Terror’s Soo HughThe epic series will trace four generations of a Korean family and will be told in three languages: Korean, Japanese, and English.
  12. the internet
    Why Netflix’s One Day at a Time Cancellation Feels Like a BetrayalWhen a multi-billion-dollar media company tweets like your online friend, its business decisions are bound to feel personal.
  13. superheroes
    Marvel’s First Asian-American-Led Movie Finds Its DirectorAnother win for the Short Term 12 gang.
  14. the industry
    Megan Ellison and Her Money Don’t Really Care About Annapurna’s Bad PressAnother day, another story about drama inside the studio behind Phantom Thread and If Beale Street Could Talk.
  15. orphan black
    AMC Is Cloning Orphan Black With a Follow-up SeriesScience is out of control.
  16. the industry
    Taika Waititi Travels to the Future to Bring You Apple’s Time Bandits TV ShowThe Thor: Ragnarok director will co-write and direct the pilot for Apple’s Terry Gilliam adaptation.
  17. squad goals
    Idris Elba Is Here to Lock Down Your Ticket to Suicide Squad 2The actor is reportedly in talks to replace Will Smith in James Gunn’s upcoming sequel.
  18. the industry
    Mike Schur Signs Long-term Deal With NBC, Maybe This Is the Good Place?Holy forking shirtballs.
  19. upcoming releases
    The Star-Studded Roger Ailes Movie Finally Has a Release DateStill no title, though.
  20. the industry
    Will a Hello Kitty Movie Usher in a Sanrio Cinematic Universe?Who would you want to direct the cinematic debut of Gudetama, the sad and lazy egg?
  21. the streaming wars
    Wrong Number? How AT&T’s WarnerMedia Shake-up Could Spoil HBO’s Winning RecipeIt’s a new era for the pioneering cable network. But will HBO lose what made it so successful in the first place?
  22. the industry
    Elisabeth Moss Rumored for Universal’s Invisible Man and Honestly, We Can See ItThe upcoming H.G. Wells-inspired film will be directed by Upgrade’s Leigh Whannell.
  23. the industry
    Josh Radnor to Play Nazi-Tracking Movie Star in Jordan Peele’s The HuntAlongside Al Pacino, Carol Kane and Jerrika Hinton.
  24. the industry
    Why HBO’s CEO Just Turned in His ResignationWinter is here for a top exec.
  25. the industry
    Mahershala Ali Joins Sci-Fi Sovereign, Presumably the Opposite of Green BookFrom A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.
  26. oscars 2019
    How Netflix Tried and Failed to Buy a Best Picture Oscar“A vote for Roma means a vote for Netflix. And that’s a vote for the death of cinema by TV.”
  27. lindsay lohan
    How Lindsay Lohan Came to Star in a V.O.D. Werewolf Movie“We had no problem with her whatsoever. When she walked onto the set people would just kind of stop and realize, ‘Wow, Lindsay’s on set!’”
  28. the industry
    Jussie Smollett’s Empire Character Might Be RecastThe show is reportedly weighing many options.
  29. lgbtq
    Ellen Page Says Hollywood Pressured Her to Stay in the Closet“I was distinctly told, by people in the industry, when I started to become known: ‘People cannot know you’re gay.’ ”
  30. the industry
    Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland Scores Will Ferrell’s Upcoming FIFA Scandal MovieFerrell will reportedly play corrupt soccer exec turned FBI informant Chuck Blazer.
  31. the industry
    Wynonna Earp’s Future Is Suddenly in LimboAs worries swirl about studio money problems, showrunner Emily Andras has a message for fans: “The story’s not over.”
  32. adaptations
    Yorgos Lanthimos Will Turn to Crime for His Next Movie, Pop. 1280So how can Rachel Weisz fit into this?
  33. divas
    There Are Now Dueling Celine Dion Biopics in the WorksChoose your dramatized French-Canadian fighter!
  34. the streaming wars
    Just Like Netflix, a Lot of Amazon’s New Movies Will Skip TheatersAmazon Studios boss Jen Salke wants to release a lot more movies — and make the vast majority instantly streamable.
  35. cancellations
    Friends From College Won’t Be Returning to Netflix for a Third SeasonBut you guys will definitely still hang out all the time, right?
  36. the industry
    Marvel Universe Ends at Netflix With Jessica Jones and Punisher CancellationsWe’ll miss that hard-boiled vigilante justice.
  37. the industry
    Somebody Loves Kenan: Chris Rock to Direct Kenan Thompson’s Upcoming NBC PilotGood thinking, Lorne.
  38. oscars 2019
    Academy Clarifies What Is Being Cut Out of This Year’s OscarsMostly just walking.
  39. the industry
    6 Women Accuse Extra Host A.J. Calloway of Sexual AssaultCalloway was suspended by Warner Bros. on Saturday.
  40. the industry
    Looks Like Lucy Liu Will Be the First Cast Member to Discover Why Women KillThe Marc Cherry dramedy follows three women in three different time periods who, well, you know.
  41. the industry
    Bryan Singer’s Red Sonja Reportedly on Hold Amid Sex-Abuse AllegationsThe studio says it is “not on the slate at the moment.”
  42. spin-offs
    You’re Damn Right An Aquaman Spinoff About the Trench Is Being DevelopedGive us pathos in the Trench!
  43. the industry
    Lorne Michaels Is Developing a Movie About the Guy Who Killed Osama Bin LadenIt’s certainly a departure.
  44. legal trouble
    Woody Allen Suing Amazon for $68 Million for Contract BreachThe studio is still sitting on his movie A Rainy Day in New York.
  45. the industry
    CBS Orders Three Comedy Pilots, Including Kevin Kwan’s The Emperor of MalibuMore beautiful people in beautiful places.
  46. in development
    Fox Developing Movie Based on The Hate U Give Author’s New Book On the Come UpAngie Thomas’s latest YA novel tells the story of the teenage daughter of a late hip-hop legend.
  47. reboots
    The New Party of Five Is Officially Moving Into FreeformA 10-episode first season has been ordered.
  48. pilots
    Didn’t Frankenstein Teach Us Not to Pre-Judge CBS’ Frankenstein Detective Pilot?Looks like we know who the real (detective) monsters are here.
  49. the industry
    Seth Rogen, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen Star in Aaron Sorkin’s Chicago 7Alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jonathan Majors.
  50. reboots
    Upgrade Fans Rejoice, Leigh Whannell Is Directing the New Escape From New YorkRobert Rodriguez had previously been rumored for the job.
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