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Actress Melissa George hospitalized after alleged domestic abuse
Former “Grey’s Anatomy” actress Melissa George was reportedly hospitalized after her partner allegedly assaulted her.
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'The Green Fairy' is a groan-inducing fantasy nonfiction ode to absinthe
The belief that absinthe induces hallucinations is the stuff of ignorance and myth, as “The Green Fairy,” a “fantasy documentary” about the long-banned quaff, goes to tortured lengths to chronicle. But consider it a matter of scientific certainty that the film will induce groans from its audience....
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Fall TV preview 2016: 29 shows on the bench for midseason
The networks will premiere far more shows at midseason than this fall. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Get ready for an even bigger crush of new midseason shows than usual. The five broadcast networks will field 20 new shows this fall, and that leaves a whopping 29 newcomers sitting on the midseason bench. It's an aberration more than a trend. Fox has only four fall starters, but Fox traditionally makes a big midseason push after fall schedule disruptions caused by baseball coverage. NBC has only three fall starters, but that's due to recent programming success and the move to use ratings juggernaut "Sunday Night Football" to promote a midseason offensive that will see 11 news shows. Here's the network-by-network breakdown of new and returning shows you'll be seeing at midseason (or maybe sooner): ABC Returning at midseason: "American Crime," "The Bachelor," "The Catch," "Scandal." New at midseason: "Still Star-Crossed," a period drama from executive producer Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder") that picks up where the story of Romeo and Juliet ended, charting the treachery and intrigue of the Montagues and the Capulets; "Time After Time," a drama from executive producer Kevin Williamson ("The Vampire Diaries," "Scream") and starring Freddie Stroma as writer H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman as John Stevenson/Jack the Ripper; "Downward Dog," which tells the story of struggling millennial Nan (Allison Tolman) from the point of view of her philosophical dog, Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges); "Imaginary Mary," with Jenna Elfman ("Dharma & Greg") as a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside down when she falls in love with a divorced father of three children; and the miniseries "When We Rise," with Guy Pearce as LGBT activist Cleve Jones (it also features Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths and Austin McKenzie). CBS Returning at midseason: "The Amazing Race," "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders." New at midseason: "Doubt," a drama with Emmy winner Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy"), who missed at NBC with "State of Affairs," playing a successful lawyer who falls for a charismatic client; "Training Day," teaming Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell, is a series version of the 2001 action film starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke; and "Hunted," a reality show where contestants try to avoid capture by skilled investigators. Fox Returning at midseason: "Bones," "Home Free," "Hotel Hell," "MasterChef Junior," "Sleepy Hollow," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Superhuman," "Wayward Pines." New at midseason: "APB," a drama about the efforts of a high-tech billionaire (Justin Kirk) to reboot the Chicago Police Department's troubled 13th Precinct; "Star," executive producer Lee Daniels' drama about three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady) trying to make it in the music industry (Queen Latifah plays their surrogate mother); "24: Legacy," a "24" offshoot-reboot starring Corey Hawkins as Sgt. Eric Carter, the leader of an elite Army Rangers squad; "The Mick," a comedy starring Kaitlin Olson as Mackenzie "Mick" Murphy, a blue-collar, two-bit hustler who must assume custody of her sister's three wealthy and entitled children; "Making History," a comedy following three friends (Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester ) from different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with mundane concerns of day-to-day life; "Prison Break," a miniseries reboot of the 2005-09 drama starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell; "Shots Fired," a miniseries that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town (the cast includes Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Aisha Hinds and Will Patton); "Kicking and Screaming," a reality show that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners; and "My Kitchen Rules," a reality show that pits celebrity duos against each other as they cook and critique each other's food. NBC Returning at midseason: "Celebrity Apprentice," "Grimm," "Hollywood Game Night," "Little Big Shots," "Shades of Blue." New at midseason: "The Blacklist: Redemption," a spinoff that puts the focus on undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) as he joins forces with "Scottie" Hargrave (Famke Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of a covert mercenary organization; "Chicago Justice," with Philip Winchester (in last season's "The Player") and Carl Weathers ("Rocky") starring in the fourth of the network's "Chicago" dramas; "Emerald City," a dark reimagining of "The Wizard of Oz," with a 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and a K9 police dog swept into a mystical land of competing realms; "Midnight Texas," a drama based on the Charlaine Harris ("True Blood") book series about vampires, witches, psychics and hit men who inhabit a small town; "Taken," a drama starring Clive Standen ("Vikings") as a former Green Beret dealing with a personal tragedy; "Great News," a comedy with Briga Heelan as a TV news producer who learns her mom (Andrea Martin) has become an intern at her station; "Marlon," a comedy loosely based on the life of star Marlon Wayans ("In Living Color"); "Powerless," a comedy set in the DC Comics universe and starring Vanessa Hudgens as an insurance adjuster; "Trial & Error," a mockumentary comedy starring former Akronite John Lithgow ("3rd Rock From the Sun") as an eccentric poetry professor accused of murdering his beloved wife; and "First Dates," a reality show with host Chris Hardwick ("Talking Dead") overseeing a game involving strategy, quick thinking, luck and a 40-foot wall (LeBron James is one of the executive producers). The CW Returning at midseason: "iZombie," "Reign," "The Originals," "The 100." New at midseason: "Riverdale," a teen drama based on the Archie comics (it stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Camila Mendes as Veronica and Lili Reinhart as Betty).
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Return to Montauk’
“Return to Montauk” is Volker Schlöndorff’s tasteful, high-minded Euro-literate version of a Lifetime Movie — and I mean that (mostly) as a compliment. It’s the story of a famous novelist, Max Zorn, played by Stellan Skarsgård (and based on Schlöndorff’s friend Max Frisch, the celebrated Swiss novelist who died in 1991). He arrives in New... Read more »
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Berlinale: Film Factory Nabs ‘Giant’ From ‘Flowers’ Creative Team, Producers (EXCLUSIVE)
Film Factory Entertainment has picked up worldwide sales rights outside Spain to Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi’s true events-inspired Basque period drama “Aundiya” (“Giant”). The new film re-teams as directors two of the three top creative talents behind 2014 Basque hit movie “Loreak” (“Flowers”), which was Spain’s foreign-language entry for the 88th Academy Awards. “Giant”... Read more »
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'People v O.J. Simpson,' 'Moonlight,' 'black-ish' and Beyoncé are big winners in 48th NAACP Image Awards
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Moonlight” and Beyoncé were major winners Friday during the non-televised portion of the 48th NAACP Image Awards, which honors excellence by artists of color. Other major awards are scheduled to be handed out Saturday in a live broadcast on TV...
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Chief Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin says new 'SNL' episode will be 'big'
Meanwhile, his brother Billy "jokes" about impersonating Eric Trump.         
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Netflix Scoops Global Rights to Sundance-Premiering ‘My Happy Family,’ Memento Nabs French Rights (EXCLUSIVE)
BERLIN– Netflix has acquired global rights to Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’s “My Happy Family,” a Georgian drama which premiered at Sundance in the world dramatic section and is playing at Berlin. Alexandre Mallet-Guy’s thriving Paris-based Memento Distribution has acquired French rights to the film, which is repped by Memento Films International. Marking Ekvtimishvili and... Read more »
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Sky 1 Gets More “Delicious,” Announces New Original Productions
Sky has set two new Sky Original Productions for its flagship channel Sky 1 for broadcast in 2017, the broadcaster announced Thursday. “Delicious” will return for a second season, with stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox both set to return alongside writer Dan Sefton and director Clare Kilner. The drama, about food, love and infidelity,... Read more »
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'Jane the Virgin' stuns fans with a devastating turn of events
(Warning: This contains major spoilers from this week's episode of "Jane the Virgin.") Ahead of Monday night's "Jane the Virgin," several cast members implored fans to watch live (or avoid social media until they were caught up). Now we know why. While most of the episode featured the show's trademark...
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Ask Amy: Workplace exclusion creates petty drama
Dear Amy: I have a new colleague who recently moved from another division at our company into mine. She is now working as the program coordinator for our team of eight colleagues. She is very accommodating to everyone, has a great attitude and is very adept at her job. I like working with her! She […]
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Workplace exclusion creates petty drama
Dear Amy: I have a new colleague who recently moved from another division at our company into mine.        
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Off-Broadway avoids strike with a -year contract agreement
NEW YORK (AP) - Off-Broadway actors and producers agreed Friday on a new labor contract that boosts performers' wages in a deal that ensures dozens of New York shows stay open as the holidays approach, from "Shear Madness" to "The Fantasticks." The agreement between Actors' Equity Association, which represents actors ...
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'Elle,' 'Edge of Seventeen' and more critics' picks, Nov. 11-17
Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Click title for full review. Arrival Amy Adams stars in this elegant, involving science fiction drama that is simultaneously old and new, revisiting many alien invasion conventions but with unexpected intelligence,...
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Betsy Beers on Shondaland’s Jam-Packed Slate, Future and Hopes to Push Into Comedy
TGIT isn’t officially in full force until midseason when “Scandal” returns to ABC’s Thursday night slate, bringing back the three-hour back-to-back programming block that is dominated by Shondaland. But Thursday night, two of the company’s biggest hits do return: “Grey’s Anatomy” with its impressive 13th season and “How to Get Away With Murder” with its third.... Read more »
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Tatiana Maslany on the representation of women on 'Orphan Black'
Emmys 2016: Tatiana Maslany, Rami Malek, 'Game of Thrones' and Jimmy Kimmel lead a gala that reflects TV's bold new age Sept. 19, 2016, 3 a.m. "Game of Thrones" won best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, while "Veep" took home the top comedy award."The People v. O.J. Simpson: American...
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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ conquer Emmys
“Game of Thrones” dominated the Emmy kingdom Sunday, honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series ever on a night of surprises and sharp political jabs.
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Zurich: Exclusive First Look at Rolando Colla’s ’Seven Days,’ Acquired by Film Republic [WATCH]
Leading up to the Zurich Festival, London-based Film Republic has acquired world sales rights to Swiss screenwriter-director Roland Colla’s “Seven Days,” the only Swiss movie to receive a Gala Premiere at a festival rich in Swiss movies. The film joins the ranks of Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” and Juan Antonio Bayona’s “A Monster Calls.”... Read more »
53 points by Variety | Venice Film Festival Switzerland Juan Antonio Bayona Marriage Zürich Italy La La Land Drama