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Comedian Jerrod Carmichael Sees Backlash Over Race-Based Slave Play Joke

Comic Jerrod Carmichael’s testing of modern comedy audiences’ ability to grasp idiosyncratic race-based humor hit the skids quickly, as a gag made on his new HBO series tanked and many online criticized his message. Carmichael, 37, dipped his toes into the concept of “slave play” as a sexual kink during a live stand-up moment on […]

‘Chicago Med’ Showrunners Stepping Down

NBC’s Chicago Med will have new leadership heading into its 10th season. Co-showrunners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, who have been with the drama since it debuted in 2015, are stepping down at the end of the show’s current run. The married couple have helmed Med for nine seasons and more than 170 episodes to […]

‘The Neighborhood,’ ‘NCIS’ Renewed at CBS

CBS is continuing to fill out its roster for the 2024-25 season. The network has picked up two of its Monday night staples, The Neighborhood and NCIS, for next season. The renewals will take The Neighborhood into its seventh season and NCIS to its 22nd. With Young Sheldon ending this season, The Neighborhood will also […]

Gwen Stefani Gets Candid About Balancing Motherhood and No Doubt: “I Had So Much Insecurity”

Gwen Stefani says trying to balance motherhood with her No Doubt career felt like everything was a sacrifice. In a Nylon cover story, The Voice coach opened up about the cycle she found herself in during the early 2000s, as she was on tour for her second album, The Sweet Escape, and nursing her baby […]

TV Ratings: Men’s NCAA Final Falls Short of Women’s Title Game for First Time

The audience for the NCAA men’s basketball championship ticked up from last year’s low — but for the first time, the men’s game drew a smaller TV crowd than the women’s final. Connecticut’s 75-60 victory over Purdue on Monday — a result that was not in doubt for most of the second half — averaged 14.82 […]

Richard Leibner, Influential Agent for News Anchors, Dies at 85

Richard Leibner, the prominent talent agent who transformed the TV news business by guiding the careers of such renowned broadcast journalists as Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer, Mike Wallace, Andy Rooney and Norah O’Donnell, has died. He was 85. Leibner died Tuesday at his home in New York, UTA vice chairman Jay Sures announced. The agent […]

Francis Ford Coppola Film ‘Megalopolis’ Lands Cannes Competition Debut

Francis Ford Coppola’s highly anticipated, self-funded feature Megalopolis has landed a Cannes debut. The film will screen in competition at the festival on May 17 in a gala premiere at the 77th annual festival. The project follows the rebuilding of a metropolis after its accidental destruction, with two competing visions — one from an idealist architect […]

Hollywood Labor Backs AI Transparency Bill That Could Offer Firepower to Creators

As generative artificial intelligence tools push into the entertainment industry, Hollywood is throwing its weight behind a bill that will require heightened transparency from AI companies. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Tuesday, will require firms to disclose copyrighted works used to train generative AI systems. If the bill passes, OpenAI, for […]

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Alison Brie Reveals Why She Wasn’t Bothered by Chevy Chase’s ‘Community’ Criticism

Alison Brie has responded to Chevy Chase’s remarks about Community not being funny and “hard hitting” enough. While appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Monday night, the Apples Never Fall star was asked by a fan what she thought about her former co-star’s comments. Brie, who noted that the remark was made on her […]

Hailee Steinfeld Joins Michael B. Jordan in Ryan Coogler’s Untitled Supernatural Thriller (Exclusive)

Hailee Steinfeld, who voices Gwen Stacy in the acclaimed Spider-Verse movies, will star opposite Michael B. Jordan in Ryan Coogler’s untitled supernatural thriller being made by Warner Bros. Pictures. The buzzy project, the object of a high-profile bidding war in January, heads before cameras later this month in New Orleans and has been furiously casting up. […]

Giorgio Armani Operations Put in Receivership Following Investigation Into Exploitative Labor Practices

The Prevention Measures Section of the Court of Milan has ordered a receivership for Giorgio Armani Operations Spa, a company involved in the design and production of clothing and accessories for the fashion giant’s group, following an investigation by prosecutors Paolo Storari and Luisa Baima Bollone and the Labor Inspection Unit. The investigation alleges the […]

Colin Farrell to Star in Edward Berger’s ‘The Ballad of a Small Player’ for Netflix

Colin Farrell continues to keep busy, with the Oscar-nominated actor set to star in Edward Berger’s next feature for Netflix. Farrell will play the lead in The Ballad of a Small Player, which is based on author Lawrence Osborne’s 2014 novel of the same name. Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front) will helm the […]

With MIPTV Gone, Will International Execs Embrace MIP London?

MIPTV is dead, long live MIP London. At a packed press conference Tuesday, Lucy Smith of MIP organizer RX France marked the end of Cannes’ decades-old international television market MIPTV and the official launch of its hoped-for successor in the British capital next year. As RX announced last month, the current MIPTV, which runs through […]

Editors Guild Reaches Tentative Agreement on Craft-Specific Issues

The second-largest West Coast Local of Hollywood’s major crew union has reached a tentative agreement on its craft-specific issues with studios and streamers. The Motion Picture Editors Guild (IATSE Local 700) confirmed the news on Instagram on Sunday. “Our Local 700 Negotiations took place over the course of several days and what we achieved is […]

‘FBI’ Scores Three-Season Renewal at CBS

CBS is locking in its FBI franchise for next season — and in the case of the flagship series, well beyond that. The network has given FBI a three-season renewal, which will take the series through its ninth season in 2026-27. Spinoffs FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International each received single-season pickups for 2024-25, which will […]

‘Sweet Dreams’ Director Lije Sarki on Sobriety, Softball and Johnny Knoxville’s Dramatic Turn

Paramount Pictures hosted a ‘Friends & Family’ screening for its new Johnny Knoxville-starrer Sweet Dreams at L.A.’s Laemmle Royal on April 1. Even with a handful of comedians in the building and a date that coincided with April Fool’s Day, the world premiere of filmmaker Lije Sarki’s recovery-centered softball dramedy was no joke. The scene […]

Crunchyroll Bringing Anime Movies ‘Haikyu!!’, ‘Blue Lock’ and ‘Overlord’ to U.S. Theaters

A trio of anime properties will be coming to North American theaters later this year, with the Sony-owned Crunchyroll unveiling plans at CinemaCon Tuesday during a presentation that underscored the once-underground medium has gone mainstream. Haikyu!!: The Dumpster Battle will arrive in theaters on May 31, both subtitled and dubbed. The film is a continuation […]