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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Signs $20 Million Pact With Amazon

  • Indiewire
Fresh off her three Emmy wins Sunday, Variety reported that “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has signed an overall deal to produce television content for Amazon Prime Video.

Per Variety, Waller-Bridge will create and produce new television content for Amazon Studios that will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, the company’s flagship streaming service. Anonymous sources told the publication that the deal was worth around $20 million a year, although specifics about the length of the deal were unavailable.

“I’m insanely excited to be continuing my relationship with Amazon,” Waller-Bridge said in a statement. “Working with the team on ‘Fleabag’ was the creative partnership dreams are made of. It really feels like home. I can’t wait to get going!”

The deal was announced shortly after the banner Emmys night for Waller-Bridge and “Fleabag.” The acclaimed comedy series has been universally regarded as one of the year’s best television
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‘Game of Thrones’ Wins Outstanding Drama Series

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No other drama series this year stood a chance.

For its final season, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has taken home the night’s top honor at the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards in downtown Los Angeles — Outstanding Drama Series. Including last weekend’s 2019 Creative Arts Emmys, this brings the HBO series’ total haul to 12 Emmy Award wins. The total arises from the record-breaking 32 nominations the series had for the year — which, in Emmys history, marked the most nominations in one year for any comedy or drama — including seven nominations across the acting categories. Peter Dinklage took home Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series on Sunday night as well.

The night’s total “Game of Thrones” wins add to the massive 10 wins the George R.R. Martin adaptation swept up at the Creative Arts Emmys. “Game of Thrones” beat out HBO’s own “Succession,” plus “Better Call Saul” (AMC), “Bodyguard” (Netflix), “Killing Eve
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Former Fox Boss Peter Liguori Scored Secret Sweetheart FX Deal Before Testifying in ‘Bones’ Case

  • The Wrap
The $179 million decision in the dispute between Fox and “Bones” stars and producers included a notable observation about former Fox executive Peter Liguori — he received a sweetheart deal from Fox months before he testified on the company’s behalf.

Liguori, who was president of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company until his exit in 2009, quietly re-entered the company’s orbit in 2018 with a lucrative producing deal at FX, according to the ruling from arbitrator Peter Lichtman.

t seems coincidental that Mr. Liguori disappears for 9 years (from Fox’s radar) and then magically reappears with a First Look Agreement 7 months before he is to testify in these proceedings with a deal in hand that most producers in Hollywood have strived to have their entire entertainment career,” Lichtman wrote.

Also Read: Fox Slapped With $179 Million Judgment in Battle Over 'Bones' Profits

According to the 68-page decision, Liguori’s deal came with “fixed episodic
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Primary Wave Names Patricia Joseph VP of Creative Synch

  • Variety
Patricia Joseph joined Primary Wave Entertainment as vice president of creative synch, the company announced this week. She will be based in New York and report to senior vice president of creative/head of synch Marty Silverstone.

“I’m very excited that Patricia has joined the Primary Wave team, Silverstone said. “Her experience and relationships in all corners of the sync community will be very valuable as Primary Wave continues to grow.”

Joseph was head of synch at Crush Music, providing creative services and strategic marketing and licensing for artists like Sia, Lorde, Green Day, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Train, Weezer and others. Prior to that role, she worked as a music supervisor on films and ran the synch division at Razor & Tie Records. She created the soundtrack and licensing division at Tvt Records, where she worked with artists and projects including Pitbull, Lil Jon, Nine Inch Nails and others.
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Emmys: Watch the Red Carpet Live Stream

The 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards are being handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday night, and E! is offering viewers an inside look at all of the preshow festivities.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Pt/6 p.m. Et, E! will be streaming red-carpet coverage from TV's Big Night on Twitter. The live stream, hosted by The Real co-host Jeannie Mai, celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, and E! correspondent Kristin Dos Santos, will give an up-close look at all the stars and style moments from this year's carpet.

Michael Che and Colin Jost host the 70th annual ...
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Film Review: Armie Hammer Sits for Geoffrey Rush in ‘Final Portrait’

Chicago – Paris in the 1960s seems to be a place where anything was possible. “Final Portrait” is an indication of this, as Armie Hammer portrays a Mad Men style American critic (what!) in 1964, who sits for a portrait painting by eccentric artist Alberto Giacometti, portrayed with relish by Geoffrey Rush.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The film is written and directed by actor Stanley Tucci, and is his fifth directorial effort. And he brings along one of the lucky performers from his first film, “Big Night,” an unrecognizable Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”). The film – based on a true story – is deliberately paced, expressing the more leisurely and deeply felt times. One of the funnier bits is Hammer’s character constantly changing his airline flight as the portrait sitting goes on, something that may be impossible with such ease today (or with many fees attached). This is mostly a fascinating character study, as Geoffrey Rush has
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‘Final Portrait’ Film Review: Portrait of the Artist as an Insufferable Old Man

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‘Final Portrait’ Film Review: Portrait of the Artist as an Insufferable Old Man
Stanley Tucci has spent the majority of his directing career telling stories about eccentric artists, but it wasn’t until “Final Portrait” that he seemed to find them annoying. The struggling chefs of “Big Night,” the struggling actors of “The Imposters” and the struggling author of “Joe Gould’s Secret” could be forgiven their obsessions and flaws because they have nothing else to show for their lifetimes of work. If they behaved the exact same way after they were critically acclaimed and financially successful, they would be completely insufferable, just like this film’s version of Alberto Giacometti. “Final Portrait” stars Geoffrey Rush as...
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'Final Portrait' Review: Bold Look at Art Is Anything But Paint-By-Numbers

The setting is Paris in 1964. Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) has invited his friend, the American art writer James Lord (Armie Hammer), to pose for a portrait. Intrigued and flattered – Giacometti's elongated sculptures and paintings had made him world famous – the subject agrees to sit for the master. Expecting to model for a few days, Lord found himself at the mercy of the notoriously self-critical artist for three weeks.

That's the movie, a "mere" look at an artist at work in his chosen habitat. Giacometti's Paris studio, beautifully captured by production designer James Merifield,
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Oscars Street Closures: When & Where To Expect Detours, Delays

Oscars Street Closures: When & Where To Expect Detours, Delays
It’s that time of year again: Street closures are looming in the run-up to the Academy Awards. And, as always, Hollywood’s Big Night will be Hollywood’s Big Nightmare traffic-wise. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles are out with the final list of closures around Hollywood & Highland, whose Dolby Theatre will stage the Oscars on March 4. With fan bleachers and press risers under construction and the red carpet being…
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Arrow Video’s March 2018 Blu-ray Releases Include Killer Klowns From Outer Space and George A. Romero’s The Crazies

  • DailyDead
Keep an eye on the sky and watch out for creepy cotton candy, because Arrow Video is bringing Killer Klowns from Outer Space to Blu-ray like never before with a new restoration early next year, along with individual Blu-ray releases of their George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn collection as well as Donnie Darko.

From Arrow Video: "New UK/Us Title: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Blu-ray)

A cinematic experience unparalleled in this galaxy, now newly restored by Arrow Video for this stellar edition.

Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2B5gXAl

Pre-order in the UK via Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ks7JrH

Our Us pre-order links will be live soon!

Release date: 26/27 March

Step aside Pennywise… These Killer Klowns from Outer Space are outta this world – literally! – and they’re packing deadly popcorn guns and cotton candy cocoons!

When Mike and his girlfriend
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Tim Allen on Last Man Standing Cancellation: 'Nothing More Dangerous Than a Likable Conservative'

Tim Allen on Last Man Standing Cancellation: 'Nothing More Dangerous Than a Likable Conservative'
In a new interview, Tim Allen is speaking out against ABC’s decision to cancel Last Man Standing after six seasons, and the failed deal to revive the family comedy on cable network Cmt.

“It’s hard,” Allen says during a sit-down on Norm Macdonald Live. “I have no idea why [ABC] did what they did.” But that doesn’t stop him from suggesting that the decision came down to his conservative politics.

RelatedThe Politics of Fuller House: Is D.J.’s Son Max a Donald Trump Supporter?

“I always wanted Last Man Standing to be like [All in the Family],” he says.
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'America's Got Talent': Evie Clair Delivers 'Perfect Tribute' to Late Father With Emotional Finals Performance

'America's Got Talent': Evie Clair Delivers 'Perfect Tribute' to Late Father With Emotional Finals Performance
Evie Clair's journey on America's Got Talent reached an emotional apex on the first night of the finals on Tuesday following the death of her father two weeks ago, with an emotional performance that paid tribute to her dad's memory.

Before coming out on stage, the 12-year-old singer reflected on her father's legacy in a pre-taped package, where she shared, "My dad was one of the bravest people I knew. He always taught us to follow our dreams."

Clair -- who has previously opened up about learning how to sing to comfort her father as he battled late-stage colon cancer -- also explained how she found the strength to continue to pursue her dreams on Agt following her painful loss.

"My dad taught me, after I started something, to always finish it," Clair recalled. "That's why I'm fighting to the end, just like he did."

Watch: 'America's Got Talent' Finalist Evie Clair Mourns Father's Death, Pens
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Paul Rudnick's Big Night Opens Tonight at the Douglas

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opens tonight, September 16, at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie 'Chicago' and 'Bright Star', 'Big Night' is currently in previews. Performances will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below
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Photo Flash: First Look at Brian Hutchison, Wendie Malick and More in Big Night at the Douglas

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opens Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie 'Chicago' and 'Bright Star', 'Big Night' is currently in previews. Performances will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Final Portrait review – lopsided Giacometti biopic

Geoffrey Rush is overly whimsical but this drama about the Swiss artist gets the look just right

That estimable actor Stanley Tucci has proved his directing ability with films including Big Night, but he doesn’t quite convince in an art-historical anecdote that could be titled The Agony and the Neurosis. It’s based on American writer James Lord’s memoir of sitting for a portrait by Alberto Giacometti, a process that took much longer than expected because of the Swiss artist’s perfectionist prevarication.

Related: How Stanley Tucci's Big Night helped kick off an American dining revolution

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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Paul Rudnick's New Play Big Night at the Douglas

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night.' Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie 'Chicago' and 'Bright Star', 'Big Night' begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 8, 2017, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below
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Bob Hope on Blu-ray

You pick up a lot of baggage when you live to be 100, a sentiment confirmed by the long, long movie career of Bob Hope. His unofficial status as the preeminent entertainer of the 20th century is open to debate but he was without a doubt that era’s most conspicuous comedian. Marlon Brando’s infamous dismissal, “He’ll go to the opening of a market to receive an award”, was mean-spirited but it had the sting of truth; for over eighty years Hope was everywhere, for better or worse.

Living up to his nickname, “Rapid Robert”, the 31-year old Hope shot out of the gate in 1934 with a series of quick-on-their feet comic shorts revolving around his unique presence as a leading man and comical sidekick rolled into one. It wasn’t long before he was starring in pleasantly prosaic musicals like The Big Broadcast of 1938 and handsomely mounted
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A (Future) Star Is Born! Tony Award Winner Patina Miller Welcomes Daughter Emerson Harper

A (Future) Star Is Born! Tony Award Winner Patina Miller Welcomes Daughter Emerson Harper
It’s a girl for Patina Miller!

The Tony Award-winning actress and star of CBS’ political drama Madam Secretary gave birth to a daughter named Emerson Harper Mars on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 12:50 a.m. in New York City, a rep confirms to People exclusively.

The baby girl weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz., and measured 19 inches long.

“They are madly in love with her and so happy she is finally here!” the rep tells People of Miller and husband David Mars, who named their daughter in part for transcendentalist leader Ralph Waldo Emerson. The choice was based on the movement
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Fantasia 2017 Review: You Only Live Once, Good Action, Middling Comedy

Federico Cueva has been working in stunts and special effects in his native Argentina and Spanish cinema for more than 20 years. His work with Santiago Segura in several of the Torrente films, and with Alex de la Iglesia in The Bar and My Big Night, have gained Cueva a reputation in the world of over-the-top, machismo action-comedies. So it is only fiitting that his first venture into feature film directing would be with a film of a similar tone. You Only Live Once is an uneven yet amusing action-comedy, with great stunts and a few witty lines, but lacks a strong enough punch to make it stand out. Leo (Peter Lanzini), a small-time con man, had a scam of filming important men with prostitutes...

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6 Can't-Miss Looks from the Tony Awards Red Carpet

6 Can't-Miss Looks from the Tony Awards Red Carpet
On Sunday night, all of the stars of Broadway took a break from their non-stop schedules of rehearsal, run-throughs, and matinee performances to take a turn on the red carpet and honor a handful of the best performances of the year at the Tony Awards. And while there was plenty to talk about regarding theater’s biggest night, from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Mom’s bedazzled boot cast to Chrissy Teigen, i.e. “one of Broadway’s biggest stars on Broadway’s biggest night,” celebrating her husband getting one crucial step closer to Egot-ing and jumping into the press line to
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