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Cannes’ Historic First Television Festival Opens in April 2018 With ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’

Cannes’ Historic First Television Festival Opens in April 2018 With ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’
The first-ever Cannes International Series Festival, also known as Canneseries, is set to launch on April 4, 2018 at the Palais des Festivals. The festival has announced that its inaugural edition will open with the world premiere of “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,” starring Patrick Dempsey, Kristine Froseth, and rising indie star Ben Schnetzer. The series pilot is directed by “Black and White in Color” helmer Jean-Jacques Annaud.

“The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” tells the story of Harry Quebert (Dempsey), a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted in the cold-case murder of a girl who has been missing for many years. The MGM Television-backed series is based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker and consists of 10 episodes. “Harry Quebert” will premiere in the U.S. on Epix and in France on TF1 in 2018.
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Mario Batali Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct, Includes Holiday Recipe

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Mario Batali Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct, Includes Holiday Recipe
Mario Batali takes the cake -- or, in this case, pizza dough -- for most tone deaf response to sexual battery allegations. Batali sent out an email blast Friday evening to his fans in which he acknowledged "some news coverage about some of my past behavior." Multiple women have accused the celeb chef of groping, exposing himself and other forms of sexual misconduct, and ABC canned him from "The Chew." In the email, he apologized to fans and admitted,
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Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed

Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed
Rob Lowe is about to play the father of literally the most evil girl on the planet.

The Parks and Rec and West Wing alum is set to star in a remake of the classic horror film The Bad Seed for Lifetime, according to our sister site Deadline. (Lowe is also attached to direct the project, which isn’t confirmed yet, as Lifetime is still working to acquire the rights.) Lowe will play the dad of Emma, a demonic young girl who he learns is responsible for a terrible tragedy at her school. This version flips the gender of the original film,
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‘The Trade’: Morgan Spurlock Dropped As Executive Producer Of Showtime’s Sundance-Bound Docu Series

‘The Trade’: Morgan Spurlock Dropped As Executive Producer Of Showtime’s Sundance-Bound Docu Series
The fallout from Morgan Spurlock’s public confession of sexual misconduct earlier this week continues. The documentary maker has been dropped as an executive producer of Showtime’s upcoming five-episode docu-series The Trade, which will have a world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a Feb. 2 debut on Showtime. The move follows Spurlock’s exit from his production company, Warrior Poets, in the wake of the controversy. The Trade spotlights the opioid…
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Watergate Series from George Clooney the Works at Netflix

Watergate Series from George Clooney the Works at Netflix
Netflix is eyeing the Watergate scandal as its next high-profile miniseries.

The drama is being developed by George Clooney and Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman. Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures will produce the eight-episode limited series, with the film star and his partner Grant Heslov serving as executive producers. The project also hails from Sonar Entertainment, which inked a first look deal with Smokehouse last year.

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‘Love’ to End With Season 3 on Netflix

‘Love’ to End With Season 3 on Netflix
Love” will return to Netflix next spring for its third and final season, the streamer announced on Friday.

The Judd Apatow comedy starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust was renewed for a third season by Netflix back in February, ahead of the premiere of its second season. On Friday, Netflix dated Season 3 for March 9, 2018 and announced that it will be the show’s last outing.

“I am really excited about the third season of ‘Love.’ I think it is our sweetest, funniest season and ends our story in a beautiful way,” Apatow said in a statement.
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Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance

Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s “A Christmas Prince” yet, then you’re missing out. It’s not that the movie is really all that good. It’s Ok, but we’ll get back to that in a second. What matters is that this fairy tale rom-com has helped Netflix begin its mission: to steal Christmas from cable networks.

While networks like Lifetime, Freeform, Up, and Ion have been cranking out some holiday rom-coms and programming, Hallmark is the undisputed leader of Christmas fare. The channel began its new original Christmas movies back in October, ruled over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, and is still making a splash with yuletide movies like “The Christmas Train” and “Switched for Christmas.”
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David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch

David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch
David Boreanaz is once again proving his primetime power. Fresh off a 12-season run on the Fox staple “Bones,” Boreanaz didn’t miss a beat: His new CBS drama, “Seal Team,” has already been given a full 22-episode first season order, and is shoo-in for a sophomore renewal.

Not many performers can brag about starring in back-to-back-to-back hits, which makes Boreanaz a TV heavy hitter on par with stars like Ted Danson and William Shatner — the rare actors who have enjoyed multiple hits on unrelated shows. Boreanaz, of course, top-lined the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff “Angel” for several years (and 110 episodes) before moving on to 246 episodes of “Bones.”

Seal Team” stars Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, the leader of the Tier One team, a group deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice. The show has been consistently making the top 25 ratings among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
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“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump

“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump
Stephen Colbert says hello to special agent Clarice Starling tonight, as Jodie Foster joins him for a segment reprising her Silence of the Lambs role as the FBI novice who bonds with Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Clarice has some questions regarding Robert Mueller's probe into Trump's ties to Russia directed toward Hannibal Lecter (Stephen Colbert). — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 16, 2017 &nbsp…
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Hallmark's Andrew Walker Finds the Christmas Spirit on — Gasp! — Lifetime

Hallmark's Andrew Walker Finds the Christmas Spirit on — Gasp! — Lifetime
Any self-respecting fan of the Hallmark Channel’s many romance movies should be familiar with actor Andrew Walker. Perhaps you saw him woo a movie starlet in Date With Love. Or maybe he warmed your heart in Love on Ice. Or you were swept away by him in Bridal Wave. Or you watched him find A Bride for Christmas. Needless to say, Walker has starred in a lot of romantic tales for the network. But this December, you’ll have to tune into a different channel to watch the Hallmark mainstay’s latest love story.

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Jodie Foster Reprises Her Oscar-Winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Role to Take Down Donald Trump — Watch

Jodie Foster Reprises Her Oscar-Winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Role to Take Down Donald Trump — Watch
Jodie Foster finally returned to acting for the first time since 2013’s “Elysium” by making a surprise appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in which she stepped back into the shoe’s of her most iconic character: Clarice Starling.

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Colbert debuted a Donald Trump-themed parody of Jonathan Demme’s “The Silence of the Lambs” during the December 15 episode, and Foster actually appeared as Clarice. The FBI agent needed Hannibal Lecter’s help to figure out how deep Donald Trump’s ties go with Russia. It only makes sense Hannibal and Trump are old friends.

Foster has stopped taking screen roles in recent years in favor of the director’s chair. Her last directorial effort, “Money Monster,” played the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, and she’s directed episodes of Netflix series
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Days of Our Lives: What’s Happening with Will and Sonny?

Days of Our Lives fans are not sure they want to know what is going on with Will and Sonny. We still just don’t get what happened in the first place. You have a couple that was married, then Will cheated on Sonny, they split up, and their marriage was over when Will was allegedly killed. It’s been a very long time, and Sonny has since decided to marry Paul. He and Will weren’t even together anymore. Now Will is alive, he has no memory, and Sonny still thinks for whatever reason that he has to choose between these two.

Days of Our Lives: What’s Happening with Will and Sonny?
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HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Steps Down After 38 Years, 32 Emmys, and Over 1,000 Films

Sheila Nevins has announced she is stepping down from her role as president of HBO Documentary Films, a position she has held for the last 38 years. The 78-year-old has produced over 1,000 non-fiction films during her time at HBO, earning a record 32 Emmy Awards. Her projects have also earned 26 Oscars and 42 Peabody Awards. She was the recipient of the TV Academy’s lifetime achievement award in 2005.

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“There’s something exciting about leaving a job,” Nevins told The New York Times about her departure. “I can’t explain it. I have deprived my life of a life. All I did was work. I was, like, born at HBO and I don’t have to die there. If I stayed any longer, I probably would have died at my desk. I just regret that there’s so little time left.
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‘Exorcist’ Finale Ratings Steady, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Dips On Slow Friday

The Exorcist (0.4/2) ended its second season and 2017 with a narrative bang last night. On a Blue Blood-less Friday that saw little movement for most shows, the bloody and unexpected death of a major character on the finale of the Fox horror drama was pretty placid among adults 18-49. Like lead-in Hell's Kitchen (0.8/4), the Ben Daniels, John Cho and Alfronso Herrera starring series was even with last week among the key demo. The "Unworthy" episode did see a 14% rise in…
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Bang the Drum Slowly”

Bang the Drum Slowly” was released in 1973. It is a well-known American sports drama that was directed by John D. Hancock. In this film, the star of the show is a baseball player who has a terminal illness and limited intellect, and his more skilled, smarter teammate takes a keen and impactful interest in his life. It is a film adaptation of a baseball novel from 1956 written by Mark Harris. While the film was watched, and is still watched today, there are certain bits of information that are surprising to some fans. Here you can learn 10 interesting

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Bang the Drum Slowly
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Homeland: Quinn Will 'Color Carrie's Every Thought' — 2018 First Look

Homeland: Quinn Will 'Color Carrie's Every Thought' — 2018 First Look
Yes, Quinn is gone. But forgotten? Pshaw. Not by a long-shot.

When Homeland returns with Season 7 on Feb. 11 (9/8c, Showtime), “Quinn’s death and Carrie’s grief for him are everywhere – coloring her every thought,” shares co-creator and showrunner Alex Gansa of Rupert Friend’s dearly departed, death-defying hitman, who perished in the Season 6 finale. Gansa adds that the loss of Quinn will also inform Carrie’s “contempt for President Keane” and “push her to reassess what’s really important in her life.”

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Speaking of Homeland‘s first female Potus, Carrie’s
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Rupert Murdoch Feels Heat About His Fox News Sexual Misconduct Claims

Backlash is building against Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, who said during a Thursday interview that sexual harassment allegations against Fox News staffers were “all nonsense.” Murdoch spoke on an interview with his majority owned Sky News, addressing the Disney purchase of his company and the multiple sexual misconduct claims against some of his Fox News team, which have resulted in claims of at least $58 million in settlements and legal…
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Sheila Nevins Leaving Job As HBO Documentary President; Network Says She’s “Not Retiring”

Sheila Nevins, who as president of HBO documentary films became a powerful figure in the world of non-fiction programming, is leaving HBO. News of her departure came in a lengthy New York Times profile posted today. HBO confirmed to Deadline that she is leaving, but noted that she is not retiring. Further announcements and details are expected from HBO nearly this upcoming week. The 78-year-old Nevins told the Times‘ Maureen Dowd, “There’s something exciting about leaving…
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Bill Moyers Signs Off From His Web Site, His Final Media Outlet

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers, who moved between writing and public service in his 50-year career, is retiring from what may be his final media outlet. Moyers is most identified with PBS, where he hosted several news shows before his broadcasting retirement. He also served stints at NBC and CBS, produced numerous documentaries, and served as press secretary in the Lyndon Johnson administration. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995 and won more than…
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Billy Wants Phyllis to Leave her Job?

Young and the Restless fans are aware there is a lot of stuff going on right now, but what might happen when Phyllis and Billy decide that they are going to have a serious talk? He is going to tell her that he is certain they need to be more serious about one another, and he wants them to be serious from this point forward. He’d like them to focus on their future together, and he wants her to quit his job. We don’t know if he wants that for her because he just loves her and wants to care

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Billy Wants Phyllis to Leave her Job?
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