News arrives as “Modern Family” returned slightly down in ratings Wednesday night on ABC, though it still performed strongly against its Big Four competitors. Series also took home the top comedy prize Sunday at the Primetime Emmys.
The BBC is finding itself in the cross hairs after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decisive win at the polls last week. Johnson’s Conservative Party, which has long complained of left-wing bias at the pubcaster, is reportedly planning to shun the BBC’s influential morning radio show, “Today,” which traditionally sets the agenda for the day’s media [...]
Fremantle is expanding its footprint in Italy by setting up a new development and production company focused on high-end scripted content and headed by Lorenzo Mieli, the producer of such shows as “The New Pope” and “My Brilliant Friend.” The new company, called The Apartment, will sit alongside two other Fremantle units in a reconfiguration [...]
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Dolemite is My Name,” and HBO’s “Ballers” are among the winners of this year’s COLA awards. The COLAs recognize location managers, public employees and other professionals who help facilitate on-location production across the Golden State. This year’s awards program was held at the Universal Hilton. Finalists and winners are [...]
The owner of TV’s Hallmark Channel on Sunday reversed a decision to ban a commercial depicting a same-sex wedding, suggesting that it was not in keeping with the company’s well-known slogan, “When you care enough to send the very best.” Earlier this week, Hallmark Channel decided to reject an ad from online-weddings firm Zola which [...]
Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on her E! talk show “Chelsea Lately,” has died in Mexico City. He was 63. According to reports, the Mexican American actor died suddenly after being hospitalized with stomach pains while visiting family in Mexico. Handler posted a tribute to Bravo on Instagram shortly after reports of his death began [...]
In a banner year for Asian American representation in Hollywood, Randall Park, Constance Wu and the cast of “Fresh Off the Boat” were among the honorees at the 18th Annual Unforgettable Gala, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday evening. Host Simu Liu, who flew in from Sydney where he [...]
Scarlett Johansson may be nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in “A Marriage Story,” but when she hosted the Dec. 14 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” she slid into a less flashy role for that sketch comedy’s parody of the new dramatic film. Johansson took on the role of therapist to Kate McKinnon’s [...]