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UK Men's Tennis Star Dan Evans Slapped with 1-Year Suspension for Cocaine

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British tennis star Dan Evans will have to sit out 1 year after testing positive for cocaine ... the International Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday. Evans got popped for coke back in April after competing in an Atp World Tour event in Barcelona. The Itf says Dan will forfeit his points and prize money from the event. One silver lining -- Evans' suspension will be back-dated ... meaning he'll be eligible to return in April 2018. When his test failure came to light,
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and the Rise of Black Superheroes on Screen

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and the Rise of Black Superheroes on Screen
Diversity is on the uptick in comics-inspired TV and film.

When “Luke Cage” exec producer Cheo Hodari Coker declared at his show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel last year, “The world is ready for a bulletproof black man,” the crowd erupted in cheers. So did the internet.

“Right before I said it, I knew what I was feeling,” Coker later told Variety. “I had said variations of it during the day. It was coming from an emotional place, but I didn’t think it was going to reverberate the way that it did. But I’m glad that it did.”

The “Luke Cage” panel came in July on the heels of widespread protests sparked by the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in Louisiana and

Minnesota. When the show premiered in September, it became the first live-action series about a black superhero since 1994’s “Mantis.”

Now it’s getting some company. Next
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and the Rise of Black Superheroes on Screen

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and the Rise of Black Superheroes on Screen
Diversity is on the uptick in comics-inspired TV and film.

When “Luke Cage” exec producer Cheo Hodari Coker declared at his show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel last year, “The world is ready for a bulletproof black man,” the crowd erupted in cheers. So did the internet.

“Right before I said it, I knew what I was feeling,” Coker later told Variety. “I had said variations of it during the day. It was coming from an emotional place, but I didn’t think it was going to reverberate the way that it did. But I’m glad that it did.”

The “Luke Cage” panel came in July on the heels of widespread protests sparked by the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in Louisiana and

Minnesota. When the show premiered in September, it became the first live-action series about a black superhero since 1994’s “Mantis.”

Now it’s getting some company. Next
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30 Things We Learned from James Mangold’s ‘3:10 to Yuma’ Commentary

“No one, and I mean no one wanted to make this movie.”

James Mangold delivered one of this year’s best films with Logan, and among its many acclaimed aspects is its vibe and feel of a modern-day western. It’s something he’s done before with Cop Land, but Mangold also made a point of directing an actual western as well.

Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary track for…

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Commentator: James Mangold (director)

1. He assumes the first question we might have for him regarding this film is “why” make a remake at all? “That original film had had such power on me ever since I saw it when I was seventeen years old, and I felt that the story could have power again in a very relevant way now.”

2. While he thinks most remakes are motivated by greed in his eyes for easy, recognizable
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire £1m fraud to be subject of new play

James Graham has written work based on case of ‘coughing major’ Charles Ingram who was found guilty of cheating TV quiz

One of the most bizarre and weirdly memorable stories of the last 20 years, the coughing major who cheated on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, is to be the centrepiece of a new stage play.

Called Quiz, it was written by the prolific James Graham, whose breakthrough work was This House originally performed at the National Theatre and currently showing in the West End. His new play was announced as a highlight of the 2017 Chichester Festival Theatre season, the first under the leadership of Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley.

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TV News Roundup: AMC Releases Extended ‘Feed the Beast’ Trailer

TV News Roundup: AMC Releases Extended ‘Feed the Beast’ Trailer
In anticipation of its June 5 premiere date, AMC has debuted an extended trailer for original series “Feed the Beast.” Plus, DC Entertainment and Endemol Shine announce new hires in today’s TV news roundup.

Promos:

AMC has released an extended trailer for “Feed the Beast,” starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. The drama series, which hails from “Dexter” and “Nurse Jackie” alum Clyde Phillips, premieres June 5. Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo and Christine Adams also star.

Executive:

DC Entertainment has promoted Dan Evans to VP of creative affairs, a role that will entail the review of creative materials for all media — TV, film, animation and games — that are in production across Warner Bros. to ensure that the characters stay true to the core values of their franchises. Before joining Dce, Evans oversaw current programming at Marvel TV. He’ll report directly to DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

Elsewhere, Endemol
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DC Entertainment Promotes Animation Vet Dan Evans To VP Creative Affairs

Just over a year after joining from Marvel Studios, Dan Evans has a new job and enlarged portfolio with DC Entertainment. After overseeing the Warner Bros owned comic giant's TV slate of Arrow, Gotham, Supergirl, Lucifer and more as Creative Director, Evans has been promoted to VP, Creative Affairs. He will report directly to Geoff Johns, DC's Chief Creative Officer. "I've known Dan for years. His passion for DC and his creative strengths and experience make him a stellar…
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DC Entertainment Promotes Animation Vet Dan Evans To VP Creative Affairs

Just over a year after joining from Marvel Studios, Dan Evans has a new job and enlarged portfolio with DC Entertainment. After overseeing the Warner Bros owned comic giant's TV slate of Arrow, Gotham, Supergirl, Lucifer and more as Creative Director, Evans has been promoted to VP, Creative Affairs. He will report directly to Geoff Johns, DC's Chief Creative Officer. "I've known Dan for years. His passion for DC and his creative strengths and experience make him a stellar…
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‘Below the Line’ Website Editor, Publisher, Others Quit Over Pay Dispute (Exclusive)

Below the Line, an industry website devoted to covering issues important to Hollywood crew on TV and film productions, didn’t post any new stories last Friday. The home page featured an old date (April 14), alongside an ad for Ang Lee’s new movie.

It wasn’t a technical glitch. The business, owned by Patrick Graham and funded in part through awards season ads, is facing a staff exodus. Variety has learned that three top-ranking managers—editor Scott Lehane, publisher Sandra Howatt and advertising executive Dan Evans—resigned last week, after complaining that Graham had stopped paying them. One of the site’s writers, Jack Egan, is also leaving.

They claim that collectively Graham owes them tens of thousands of dollars in back pay. When reached by phone, Graham declined to comment on the departures. “It’s an internal matter,” said Graham, who serves as the CEO.

The company, which
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‘Below the Line’ Website Editor, Publisher, Others Quit Over Pay Dispute (Exclusive)

Below the Line, an industry website devoted to covering issues important to Hollywood crew on TV and film productions, didn’t post any new stories last Friday. The home page featured an old date (April 14), alongside an ad for Ang Lee’s new movie.

It wasn’t a technical glitch. The business, owned by Patrick Graham and funded in part through awards season ads, is facing a staff exodus. Variety has learned that three top-ranking managers—editor Scott Lehane, publisher Sandra Howatt and advertising executive Dan Evans—resigned last week, after complaining that Graham had stopped paying them. One of the site’s writers, Jack Egan, is also leaving.

They claim that collectively Graham owes them tens of thousands of dollars in back pay. When reached by phone, Graham declined to comment on the departures. “It’s an internal matter,” said Graham, who serves as the CEO.

The company, which
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100 Essential Action Scenes: Shootouts

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

Shootouts, unlike any other type of action scenes, put death in the forefront of the audience’s mind. Whereas a car chase draws the attention onto the race, or a fight scene onto the pursuit of victory, shootouts test the mortality of our protagonists and anti-heroes. It’s more than just a hail of bullets that matters on screen, it’s who those bullets are clipping down or propping up. Legends can be made in a flurry of lead. The last man standing after the fray isn’t always the best or
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Galavant: ABC Musical Series to Return for Season Two

Despite having some awful ratings, ABC has renewed their fairy-tale musical comedy series Galavant for a second season.

On Galavant, a dashing hero (Joshua Sasse) once lost the love of his life (Mallory Jansen) to an evil king (Timothy Omundson). It's now time for him to exact his revenge and restore his "happily ever after" -- while singing. The rest of the cast includes Vinnie Jones, Karen David, Luke Youngblood, Ben Presley, Daniel Evans, Stanley Townsend, and Genevieve Allenbury.

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Galavant: Cancel or Keep the ABC Musical Adventure Series?

ABC recently unveiled something a bit different -- a fairy-tale style musical comedy called Galavant. How's it been doing in the ratings? Is the series a big success or is it hitting sour notes? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

On Galavant, a dashing hero (Joshua Sasse) once lost the love of his life (Mallory Jansen) to an evil king (Timothy Omundson). It's now time for him to exact his revenge and restore his "happily ever after" -- while singing. The rest of the cast includes Vinnie Jones, Karen David, Luke Youngblood, Ben Presley, Daniel Evans, Stanley Townsend, and Genevieve Allenbury.

The network decided to air the Galavant's eight half-hour episodes over the course of four weeks, to help fill the gap left by Once Upon a Time while that fairy tale show is on hiatus.

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Galavant: Season One Ratings

A musical comedy, ABC has been promoting their Galavant TV show as a "4-week comedy extravaganza" but they haven't ruled out producing a second season. Will it be a ratings smash or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.

On Galavant, a dashing hero (Joshua Sasse) once lost the love of his life (Mallory Jansen) to an evil king (Timothy Omundson). It's now time for him to exact his revenge and restore his "happily ever after" -- while singing. The rest of the cast includes Vinnie Jones, Karen David, Luke Youngblood, Ben Presley, Daniel Evans, Stanley Townsend, and Genevieve Allenbury.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available --
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Galavant

Network: ABC

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 4, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen, Karen David, Luke Youngblood, Ben Presley, Daniel Evans, Stanley Townsend, and Genevieve Allenbury.

TV show description:

This musical comedy series comes from animated musical veterans Dan Fogelman (writer), Alan Menken (composer), and Glenn Slater (lyricist). It revolves around a dashing hero who once lost the love of his life to an evil king. It's now time for the hero to exact his revenge and restore his "happily ever after."

Charming and handsome, Galavant (Joshua Sasse) is a gallant knight and hero so beloved that he is known by just one name. When he goes to save the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen),
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Damian Lewis to star in West End revival of Mamet's American Buffalo

The Homeland star will return to the stage for the first time since 2009, in a production directed by Daniel Evans

Damian Lewis, the actor who gained global fame as Brody in Homeland, is to return to the London stage in a production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Lewis called it “one of the great plays of the 20th century by one of the great living playwrights”. American Buffalo will be directed by Daniel Evans, with whom Lewis trained at London’s Guildhall drama school, and will open at Wyndham’s Theatre on 16 April.

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Moor Fear: The Making of Xmoor

Trevor Hogg chats with writer-director Luke Hyams as well as actors Melia Kreiling and Mark Bonnar about literally get some chills shooting a horror film in Northern Ireland…

“My dad was a talented song writer and a great lover of films,” explains British independent filmmaker Luke Hyams. “He exposed me to stuff like Alien [1979], Blade Runner [1982] and Shane [1953] when I was tiny and those films left a startling imprint. My Mum was a book dealer and had a good line in bed time stories so I think that may be where my love of story originated.” The third instalment of the original Star Wars trilogy left a lasting impression. “One night back in 1983 my Dad came home from the pub with a pirate copy of Return of the Jedi [1983] that changed my life. I loved the look of it, the music, the characters and could taste the finality of what
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Oscars 2014: And the winners are ...

Oscars 2014: And the winners are ...
12 Years a Slave won the big prize of the night, but Gravity took home the most awards overall with seven.

Slave, the historical drama based on the true story of Solomon Northup, took home Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (for Lupita Nyong’o), and Best Adapted Screenplay (for John Ridley).

Meanwhile, Gravity earned honors for Alfonso Cuaron (Best Director), Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.

Including Nyong’o, the acting awards went as predicted, with Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), and Jared Leo (Dallas Buyers Club
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New Testimony Claims Sienna Miller Left Daniel Craig a Voicemail While Cheating on Jude Law Saying, "I Love You"

New Testimony Claims Sienna Miller Left Daniel Craig a Voicemail While Cheating on Jude Law Saying,
The fallout continues during Jude Law's phone-hacking trial against several News of the World editors. On Tuesday, Jan 28, the London courtroom heard testimony from a former reporter at the now-defunct publication. Dan Evans, who used to work under Andy Coulson, explained that he played a voicemail from Sienna Miller to Daniel Craig in 2005. Evans, who admitted to phone hacking, said that ten coworkers (including Coulson) knew how he was obtaining information about the stars. The prosecution asked Evans to describe the content of the voicemail and how Coulson reacted to hearing it. According to Evans, the message from Law's then-girlfriend said: "Hi it's me. I...
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Sienna Miller Left "I Love You" Voicemail Message for Daniel Craig While Allegedly Cheating on Jude Law

Sienna Miller Left
She loved him. It turns out Sienna Miller, who allegedly cheated on former fiance Jude Law with Daniel Craig back in 2005, wasn't just physically attracted to the future James Bond. With prominent former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct tabloid News of the World currently on trial for phone hacking, the alleged love triangle involving three big-name British celebrities got even more intense after a voicemail recording was played in a London court Tuesday, Jan. 28 in London. According to the Associated Press, tabloid reporter Dan Evans, who's [...]
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