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Amazon & Netflix Lead Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners- Full List

15 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Internet networks Netflix and Amazon topped their linear counterparts at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California, on Friday, April 28. Amazon took home 13 statuettes, followed by Netflix (11), CBS and PBS (9), NBC (8), HBO (5) and Own (4). Among individual programs, Netflix’s Trollhunters nabbed the most wins, 6, followed by NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, PBS’ Odd Squad, HBO’s Sesames Street and… »


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Netflix Hacker Also Claims Theft From ABC, Fox, IFC, National Geographic

17 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The hacking group that goes by the name The Dark Overlord doubled down on its piracy of the new season of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” by claiming to have absconded with content from four other networks as well.

ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC were specifically cited in a tweet issued late Friday from the Twitter account of the hacker, with a chilling warning: “Who is next on the list? Fox, IFC, Nat Geo, and ABC. Oh, what fun we’re all going to have. We’re not playing any games anymore.”

Who is next on the list? Fox, IFC, Nat Geo, and ABC. Oh, what fun we're all going to have. We're not playing any games anymore.

— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 29, 2017

The Dark Overlord, also self-described as Tdo on a long screed the group posted online, according to piracy blog Torrentfreak, which broke the story. The Twitter account where the four networks were »


- Andrew Wallenstein

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‘Trollhunters’ Leads Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Winners

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The DreamWorks Animation/Netflix series “Trollhunters” was the big winner on Friday night at the 44th Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards. It picked up six Emmys, including one for director/co-creator Guillermo del Toro, to nudge out “Days of Our Lives,” “Odd Squad,” “Sesame Street” and “The Bay the Series,” which received five each. Other multiple winners included “Lost in Oz Extended Adventure,” “SuperSoul Shorts – Maggie the Cow,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless.” Amazon led all networks with 13 wins, followed by Netflix with 11, CBS and PBS with 9 and NBC with 8. Also Read: »


- Steve Pond

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Hacker Threatens to Release New Season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

21 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A hacker who claims to have stolen the new season of “Orange is the New Black” is threatening to release the episodes online, unless Netflix pays an undisclosed amount of money, Variety has confirmed.

“We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved,” Netflix said in a statement.

Using the alias The Dark Overlord, the hacker reportedly stole other TV shows in the breach, according to the AP, and may have already uploaded the first episode of “Orange Is the New Black” Season 5 to an illegal file-sharing website.

The F.B.I. is said to be investigating the matter. »


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Samantha Bee Tackles Trump, CNN, in ‘Not the White House Correspondents Dinner’

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Washington, D.C. – Samantha Bee was ready to make one thing clear: She appreciated journalists trying to find the truth and has little time for those trying to obscure it.

In a taped segment before the no-holds-barred  comedienne launched her “Not The White House Correspondents Dinner” Saturday after at Dar Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., an audience of about 2500 watched a sharp parody of a White House press conference – with Allison Janney, who played the press secretary C.J. Cregg on the drama “The West Wing,” reprising her role. When one reporter asked if Bee was a witch, Janney annihilated him with laser vision.

After she took the stage, Bee promised to treat reporters well. “At a later date, I will get Mexico to pay for your drinks,” she promised  a crowd of reporters from organizations including the Committee to Protect Journalists, The New York Times and CNN. She praised reporters “for continuing ‘to fact check »


- Brian Steinberg

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Strike Watch: How Hollywood Labor Strife Would Affect Your Favorite TV Shows

4 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The WGA’s master contract with Hollywood’s major studios is set to expire at midnight on Monday. If no new agreement is in place, striking writers could be marching with picket signs the next morning — instead of writing TV shows.

A writers strike would not mean that all television would suddenly be thrust into reruns. But some effects would be immediate, and a lengthy walkout could have a huge impact across the dial.

Late-night

Late-night, where writers’ rooms are open year-round, would be the first television sector affected. “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” and “The Daily Show” would go dark immediately — though they might not stay dark for long. David Letterman, whose Worldwide Pants production company owned “Late Show” and “Late Late Show” a decade ago — cut a separate deal with the WGA that allowed him and Craig Ferguson to return to the air during the 2007-08 strike with their writing »


- Daniel Holloway

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Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey Discuss ‘Ellen’ Coming Out 20 Years Later

28 April 2017 1:39 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“I’m Ellen and I’m gay.”

In 2017, with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” consistently ranking among the highest-rated syndicated TV shows and the film and television industry at large consistently working toward increased visibility of Lgbtq characters, a declaration of that sort doesn’t feel quite so jarring. But two decades ago, when Ellen Morgan — the quirky, sweater-vest-clad title character of DeGeneres’ then-sitcom, “Ellen” — spoke those words on network television, the confession was revolutionary.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the iconic five-word phrase that nearly destroyed — and later launched — her career, Degeneres sat down with Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern (both of whom played integral characters to Ellen’s coming out story line) on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” Friday to discuss the repercussions of “The Puppy Episode.” »


- Emily Mae Czachor

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‘13 Reasons Why’: Canadian Schools Ban All Talk, Issue Warnings About Netflix Series

28 April 2017 4:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

13 Reasons Why” is causing controversy in Canada after some schools have started warning parents about the graphic nature of the young adult adaptation, despite the show’s positive messages regarding bullying and suicide prevention.

After debuting on the streaming service on March 31, executive producer Selena Gomez’s hit series has become the subject of dispute at multiple Canadian school systems in less than a month. According to the CBC, St. Vincent Elementary School in Edmonton, Alberta, sent an email to the parents of sixth graders letting them know their students were prohibited from even mentioning the show on school grounds.

“The discussion that is unfolding at school is troubling. This series is rated Mature and the theme is the suicide of a high school student. This show includes graphic violence (rape) and gore, profanity, alcohol/drugs/smoking, and frightening/intense scenes,” read the letter. “The purpose of this email is to provide you with this information. Please »


- JD Knapp

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Gordon Ramsay to Open ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Restaurant in Las Vegas

23 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gordon Ramsay is set to open a “Hell’s Kitchen” restaurant in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, Ramsay announced Friday.

He unveiled the plans for the restaurant live to his fans on Facebook, with the new eatery expected to open this winter. To commemorate the announcement, Ramsay ignited his series’ 17-foot signature pitchfork, transported straight from the set of the Fox show, in the center of Caesars’ fountains. This marks Ramsay’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant and extends his partnership with Caesars Entertainment.

“Fans of the show have been asking us to bring a ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ restaurant to life since day one, so I’m thrilled to finally be doing it here at Caesars Palace,” Ramsay said. “A key element of the show’s success has always been the diners’ experience, so we are excited for guests in Las Vegas to feel like they too are part of the show – flames and all.”

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- Joe Otterson

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‘Sweet/Vicious’ Canceled By MTV After One Season

28 April 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

MTV finally has made a decision on its well received dark comedy Sweet/Vicious, opting not to renew the freshman series for a second season. The decision comes three months after MTV canceled the other two comedy series that debuted in 2016, Loosely Exactly Nicole and Mary + Jane, as the network is putting a stronger emphasis on unscripted and live programming. All three shows had been developed and picked up before Chris McCarthy took over the network in late October as… »


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Hacker Threatens Release of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5

11 minutes ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

When you think of hackers and their criminal activity you associate them with taking down websites and threatening individuals whose private accounts they’ve hacked into.  You don’t normally think of these guys holding a TV network hostage.  This is definitely a new one when it comes to hackers and their ransom demands.  According to Variety A hacker who claims to have stolen the new season of “Orange is the New Black” is threatening to release the episodes online, unless Netflix pays an undisclosed amount of money, Variety has confirmed. “We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by

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- Nat Berman

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How to Stream the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Online

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The annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner has long established itself as a cornerstone (albeit an increasingly glamorized one) of Washington’s commitment to upholding the tenets of the First Amendment and preserving the freedom of the press. The event, though initially devised as a means of honoring journalists from around the country, has grown to adopt the glitzy facets of a pretty standard high-profile award show — complete with droves of Hollywood celebrities, politicians, media outlets, and a highly-anticipated stand-up monologue.

And, for the first time in 36 years, the President will not be in attendance. President Trump and his entire White House staff announced that they’re going to pass up this year’s dinner, but made no mention as to why (although, considering the Trump admin’s pretty forthright crusade against the liberties of the nation’s media, perhaps they felt there was no need).

In between the inevitable quips by the evening’s host — comedian »


- Emily Mae Czachor

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Fine, I’ll Talk About How I Don’t Want a Roseanne Revival

1 hour ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

When you consider how successful the show Roseanne was and the amount of TV revivals going on right now it’s not hard to understand why it’s being brought back to television.  From a financial perspective it makes perfect sense.   From Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sarah Gilbert, Laurie Metcalfe and everyone else it makes sense too.  They’ll have solid work again, be in the spotlight again and have a chance to better their careers. John Goodman Goodman and Sarah Gilbert also recently staged a mini-Roseanne revival in a video filmed during Goodman’s visit to CBS’ The Talk, which Gilbert created, co-hosts and

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- Nat Berman

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Will Ferrell Brings His George W. Bush To Samantha Bee’s Press Bash

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Will Ferrell dropped by the taping of Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, to air on TBS tonight. “It’s not a party without a special guest,” Bee’s Full Frontal just tweeted, showing Ferrell in all his W glory. In another tweet (see them below), Ferrell holds up a very W-like painting. Full Frontal‘s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner airs tonight at 10 pm Et on TBS. In a brief interview on MSNBC this afternoon, Bee said she and Full Frontal… »

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Wonder Woman Finally Has a New Trailer: It’s About Time

2 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Either the studio executives are avid readers of the internet or this is just an incredible coincidence but Wonder Woman finally came out with a new trailer and perhaps this is a sign the film is going to pick up its marketing before it’s June 2nd release.   Literally yesterday I wrote an article about how absent Wonder Woman’s been from the public eye and how other movies have been and are being marketed considerably more. Perhaps yesterday’s release of a new trailer is a sign of more things to come?  The new trailer, called “Goddess” hit at some point during

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- Nat Berman

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A-List TV Titans Best & Worst: Every Greg Berlanti Series Ranked

2 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sick of run-of-the-mill best-and-worst lists? We were, too. So in this new series of features, TVLine is singling out the small screen’s biggest behind-the-scenes titans, then ranking their output from their least to most impressive creations.

Greg Berlanti is more than just the master of the Arrowverse.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Since making a name for himself in his “hometown” of Dawson’s Creek, the writer/director/producer has moved with almost superhuman ease from one genre (say, family dramas a la Brothers & Sisters) to another (police »


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Incredible Fan Made Trailer for “Back to the Future 4”

3 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I think we can all safely agree that the Back to the Future trilogy will always be regarded as a fantastic film franchise.  While the 3rd installment didn’t nearly match up to the first and second movies it’s tough to argue with the success of these films.   But have we ever considered that a fourth film could make complete sense?  While I think we realistically know this isn’t possible, it hasn’t stopped some fans with incredible imaginations from conjuring up images of what a Back to the Future 4 would look like. One talented fan put together this spectacular trailer

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- Nat Berman

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Climate March: Leo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Jared Leto Among Hollywood Voices

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Another weekend, another march, more celebrity tweets. Today’s People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. – and sister marches in cities around the world – drew support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Lee Pace, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Barry Sloane and Jared Leto. “It’s time to change climate change,” tweeted Leto (read the messages below), while Six‘s Sloane demanded we protect “the pale blue dot.” Though the march has been planned for months, enthusiasm – and anger – was… »


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That Time Danny Glover Had A Cameo in Maverick which is a Hilarious Nod to Lethal Weapon

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If you haven’t seen the movie Maverick then I highly recommend that you do.  It’s a very underrated comedy starring Mel Gibson, James Garner, and Jodie Foster loosely based on a TV show that Garner starred in of the same name.    Looking back on the film there are a ton of hilarious lines as well as actors with parts in the film that were memorable.  James Coburn was awesome in this film, as was Alfred Molina and Graham Greene.  But perhaps the best appearance in the film was a short cameo by none other than Danny Glover.  Moviephone best described

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- Nat Berman

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Young and the Restless: Did Chloe Lie?

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Young and the Restless fans know that things are going to change at the drop of a hat on this show, and they always do. Now that everyone is all up in arms about Adam’s death and Chloe’s part in it, we have to wonder what is going to happen to those left behind? We know that Kevin and Billy both received news this week about their relationship with Bella. They are both excited to have finally been given the answers they’ve been looking for. For Billy, it’s the news he is not the father of the little girl. He

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- Tiffany Raiford

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