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First Look: Brian Cox Stars in Jonathan Teplitzky’s ‘Churchill’

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LONDON — Jonathan Teplitzky’s “Churchill,” starring Brian Cox, has started principal photography, and the first image has been released. Miranda Richardson, “Mad Men” star John Slattery and James Purefoy recently joined the cast. Richardson plays the British leader’s wife Clemmie, Slattery is General Eisenhower, Purefoy is King George VI, and rising-star Ella Purnell plays Churchill’s… Read more »

MSNBC Veteran Izzy Povich To Leave Network

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Izzy Povich, the MSNBC veteran who played an instrumental rise in the network’s past primetime success, is leaving the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet after 19 years. Povich, a former senior producer on both Lawrence O’Donnell’s primetime program as well as Keith Olbermann’s now-defunct “Countdown,” had been assigned to help change MSNBC’s daytime lineup and help it… Read more »

Pop Media Teaming With China’s Artention for ‘Knockout Girls’ Movie

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Stu Levy’s Pop Media Holdings is teaming with China’s Artention Films to produce the martial arts comedy “Knockout Girls,” Variety has learned exclusively. Pop Media has tapped veteran director Arthur Anderson to helm “Knockout Girls,” based on a Tokyopop concept written by screenwriter Olivia Briggs. Michael Doven of United Pictures Group is exec producing. The… Read more »

‘Get Shorty’ Series Ordered by Epix

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Epix has given a series order to “Get Shorty,” an adaptation of the novel by the late Elmore Leonard. The book was previously the basis for the 1995 film starring John Travolta. MGM Television will produce the series. The hour-long drama is created and executive produced by Davey Holmes, whose credits include “Shameless,” “In Treatment”… Read more »

LeVar Burton on ‘Roots’ Remake: ‘I Wanted to Share With This New Generation the Truth’

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The audience was silent Monday night at Lincoln Center as the credits rolled on the first episode of “Roots,” the newly rebooted A+E miniseries based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel. The new project reimagines ABC’s 1977 version, one of the highest-rated shows in television history, and like its predecessor spares no horrors in following Kunta Kinte’s… Read more »

Los Angeles to Host Super Bowl in 2021

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For the first time since 1993, the city of Los Angeles will play host to the NFL’s Super Bowl. On Tuesday, the league announced that L.A. had won location rights to the pro football championship in 2021. Atlanta will host the 2019 game. South Florida will oversee the 2020 Super Bowl. L.A.’s match-up in 2021,… Read more »

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Director on Injecting ‘Complexity’ Into Sequel

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“Alice Through the Looking Glass” brought the magic of Disney to Hollywood Blvd. as the cast and creators walked the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere on Monday. Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska and Anne Hathaway, along with director James Bobin and producer Suzanne Todd, attended the premiere at the El Capitan Theater to discuss how… Read more »

Vice News Hit With Layoffs in U.S., U.K.

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Vice Media is cutting 15 news staffers in the U.S. and has axed three members of the Vice News U.K. editorial team, while the company also has recently hired nearly 20 employees and plans to open additional news bureaus. As part of the overhaul of news operations, Josh Tyrangiel — the former Bloomberg chief content officer tapped by Vice last fall to… Read more »

‘Ready Player One’ Star Olivia Cooke Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star Olivia Cooke has signed with CAA. Cooke’s breakout role came last year with the Sundance film “Me and Earl,” which follows two friends who connect with a girl dying of cancer, while make a film revolving around her life. The movie went on to win the festival’s grand jury and audience… Read more »

Jeanne Parr, Chris Noth’s Mother and a Former CBS Correspondent, Dies at 92

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Jeanne Parr, a pioneering CBS correspondent and mother of actor Chris Noth, died on Friday, Variety has confirmed. She was 92. “My mother lived fiercely with courage and love,” Noth said in a statement. “She never accepted anything less than her dreams. And she wanted those same qualities for her children. She lived long and died… Read more »

CBS Wins 2015-16 Season in Young Adults, Other Key Ratings Categories

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CBS, riding television’s top-rated comedy, most-watched drama and overall most consistent lineup, has finished on top in key demos for the 2016-17 season while also continuing its unprecedented run as America’s most-watched network. With three nights to be counted, CBS was poised to win the September-May season in adults 18-49 for just the second time… Read more »