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Charlize Theron Says Megyn Kelly’s ‘Bombshell’ Reaction Video Was ‘Really Validating’

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Charlize Theron Says Megyn Kelly’s ‘Bombshell’ Reaction Video Was ‘Really Validating’
Charlize Theron says it was “really emotional” to watch Megyn Kelly’s half-hour response video to “Bombshell,” the Oscar-nominated feature film that depicts the sexual harassment Kelly (as played by Theron) and several other women experienced from Fox News founder Roger Ailes.

The video, which Kelly posted to her YouTube Channel on Jan. 9, shows Kelly, former Fox co-workers Juliet Huddy, Rudi Bakhtiar and Julie Zann, and Kelly’s husband, Douglas Brunt, watching a private screening of “Bombshell,” then sitting down for a taped discussion about the film.

While attending the Producers Guild of America awards on Saturday night to accept the Stanley Kramer Award, Theron and fellow “Bombshell” producers Charles Randolph (who also wrote the screenplay) and Margaret Riley all told Variety that they were impressed with and gratified by the reaction everyone in Kelly’s video had to the film and how it portrayed their time at Fox News.
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See the Chilling Trailer for Lifetime's Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer Movie

Lifetime is no stranger to ripped-from-the-headlines movies, but have any looked as chilling as Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer? E! News has your exclusive sneak peek at the brand-new trailer for the upcoming movie based on the real-life murders and confessions that rocked the country. The trailer above features Odd Mom Out veteran Sean Kleier as Chris Watts going through a lie detector test interrogation regarding the whereabouts of his wife Shanann Watts (How I Met Your Mother's Ashley Williams) and whether he ever lost his temper with his family as scenes of abuse flash on the screen. It's a chilling trailer that sets the stage for Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer. Brooke Smith plays Cbi agent Tammy Lee,...
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TVLine's Performers of the Year: Unbelievable's Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever and Toni Collette

TVLine's Performers of the Year: Unbelievable's Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever and Toni Collette
Last week, we at TVLine revealed our 20 finalists for Performer of the Year. We have since debated fiercely among ourselves to come up with a winning trio whose collective work was unbelievably affecting — Kaitlyn Dever, Merritt Wever and Toni Collette, of Netflix’s Unbelievable.

I was raped. With those three words — the first uttered by Dever’s Marie Adler — the miniseries was set in motion, almost daring you to stay tuned as it told the story of a teenage rape victim whose case was heartlessly mishandled by detectives in Lynnwood, Wash. Marie had just been violated in a multitude of ways,
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Movie Review – Bombshell (2019)

Bombshell, 2019.

Directed by Jay Roach.

Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Mark Duplass, Alice Eve, Alanna Ubach, Nazanin Boniadi, Elisabeth Röhm, Madeline Zima, Ashley Greene, Rob Delaney, Brooke Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Spencer Garrett, Andy Buckley, Liv Hewson, Ahna O’Reilly, P. J. Byrne, Ben Lawson, Anne Ramsay, Josh Lawson, Bonnie Dennison, Bree Condon, and Malcolm McDowell.

Synopsis:

A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

Bombshell appears to have been conceived by director Jay Roach (Trumbo) and writer Charles Randolph with no clear character focus. It doesn’t study Roger Ailes enough as last year’s Vice did to Dick Cheney to function as something depressingly thought-provoking and darkly funny or any of its central women enough to tell a compelling story about any of them. What’s most
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‘Bombshell’ Film Review: Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron Shine in Roger Ailes Downfall Saga

  • The Wrap
‘Bombshell’ Film Review: Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron Shine in Roger Ailes Downfall Saga
The working title for “Bombshell” was “Fair and Balanced,” and it still feels as though that would be the better option. Jay Roach’s compelling but uneven takedown of former Fox News and Fox Television Stations czar Roger Ailes is less a fiery expression of political outrage than a work of entertainment aiming to be all things to all people.

The movie is introduced as “a dramatization inspired by actual events,” a blend of freely imagined fiction and carefully recreated reality.

The first hint that there will be liberties comes when erstwhile Fox News host Megyn Kelly opens the film as our fourth-wall-breaking tour guide. Strutting through Fox headquarters in a patriotic stretch dress, she shows us the offices where the Murdoch family holds court. We visit cramped cubicles in which Sean Hannity (Spencer Garrett), Geraldo Rivera (Tony Plana) and Greta Van Susteren (Anne Ramsay) denounce “fake news.” And we glimpse the feared second floor,
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‘Them’: Brooke Smith, Anika Noni Rose, P.J. Byrne, Malcolm Mays, Jeremiah Birkett & Sophie Guest To Recur on Amazon Anthology Series

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‘Them’: Brooke Smith, Anika Noni Rose, P.J. Byrne, Malcolm Mays, Jeremiah Birkett & Sophie Guest To Recur on Amazon Anthology Series
Exclusive: Brooke Smith (Bombshell), Anika Noni Rose, P.J. Byrne (Black Lightning), Malcolm Mays (Snowfall), Jeremiah Birkett and Sophie Guest (The Good Nanny) are set to recur opposite Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas in Amazon’s Them (fka Them: Covenant), the first season of the anthology horror series from executive producer Lena Waithe and writer and executive producer Little Marvin. The project, from Vertigo Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV, has a two-season straight-to-series order.

Written by Little Marvin, the 1953-set Them centers on Alfred and Lucky Emory (Ayorinde and Thomas), who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family’s home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.

Smith will play Helen Koistra, the realtor who moves the Emory family into their
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‘Prism’ NBC Pilot Releases Cast As Talks With Netflix Continue

  • Deadline
I have learned that Universal Television has let the options on the entire cast of its NBC’s drama pilot Prism lapse while the studio continues conversations with Netflix about picking up the project to series.

The move is not a surprise. As Deadline reported previously, Netflix intends to retool the Rashomon-Inspired project and shoot a new pilot if it picks up the drama. For that reason, Universal TV was not expected to hold onto most actors, whose options expire this weekend; it was just unclear whether any cast members would be asked to continue.

Prism, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, was an early standout at NBC. It did not make the cut at NBC but Universal TV brass had been very high on the project and took it out immediately after the network passed on the pilot. The
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‘Prism’: Netflix Eyes ‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama Piloted At NBC

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Netflix is in explanatory conversations with Universal Television about picking up former NBC drama pilot Prism to series, I have learned. I hear there has been considerable interest but sources stress that talks are in very preliminary stages and may not lead to a deal.

Prism, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, was an early standout at NBC, landing one of the first two pilot orders at the broadcast network alongside Bluff City Law, which went to series.

Prism did not make the cut at NBC but Universal TV brass had been very high on the project and took it out immediately after the network passed on the pilot. The feeling was that Prism‘s content is more premium, so it was shopped to Svod services, with Netflix engaging in talks, I hear.

If a deal for Prism is reached,
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Peggy Lipton Mourned With Online Tributes From Hollywood

Peggy Lipton Mourned With Online Tributes From Hollywood
Peggy Lipton, who died yesterday at age 72, was an icon for a generation of women at a critical time in civil rights history. Her friends and those affected by her performances and symbolism remembered her today with an online outpouring.

We will update as more come in.

Absolutely loved Ms. Peggy Lipton. Her fan all through “Mod Squad”! And her friend in Syda Yoga. Deepest condolences to her beautiful daughters Rashida & Kikada & their families. https://t.co/Gf3PH9w97j

Betty Buckley (@BettyBuckley) May 12, 2019

Simply heartbreaking loss
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Sara Rue Cast in NBC Pilot ‘Prism’

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Sara Rue Cast in NBC Pilot ‘Prism’
Sara Rue has been cast in a series regular role in the NBC drama pilot “Prism,” Variety has learned.

Prism” is an exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking if the right person is on trial. Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.

Rue will play Alexis Boden, who is described as ambitious and views the trial as her “Serial” opportunity. Rue joins previously announced cast members Malin Akerman, Mykelti Williamson, Ramon Rodriguez, Chloe Wepper, David Alpay, and Brooke Smith.

Rue currently recurs on the ABC shows “The Rookie” and “American Housewife.” She also previously
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‘Prism’: Sara Rue Cast In NBC’s ‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama Pilot

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‘Prism’: Sara Rue Cast In NBC’s ‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama Pilot
Sara Rue is set as a series regular in NBC’s Prism pilot, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz and Universal Television.

Written by Daniel Barnz, who also directs, Prism is inspired by Rashomon, the 1950 Japanese period psychological thriller directed by Akira Kurosawa. Prism is described as a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking is the right person on trial? Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.

Rue will play Alexis Boden. She’s ambitious and views the trial as her Serial opportunity.

She
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Pilot Castings: Michael Emerson Gets Evil, UnREAL Vet's Comedy and More

Pilot Castings: Michael Emerson Gets Evil, UnREAL Vet's Comedy and More
Michael Emerson is headed back to CBS: The Person of Interest vet has joined the network’s drama pilot Evil, from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, our sister site Deadline reports.

The project follows a skeptical female clinical psychologist (Westworld‘s Katja Herbers), a priest-in-training (Luke Cage star Mike Colter) and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

Emerson — who won an Emmy for his work on Lost and recently recurred on Arrow — will play Townsend,
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‘Prism’: Chloe Wepper, David Alpay & Brooke Smith Cast In NBC’s Rashomon-Inspired Pilot

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‘Prism’: Chloe Wepper, David Alpay & Brooke Smith Cast In NBC’s Rashomon-Inspired Pilot
Exclusive: Chloe Wepper (Good Trouble), The Lottery alum David Alpay and Brooke Smith (The Good Doctor) are set as series regulars in NBC’s Prism pilot, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz and Universal Television.

Written by Daniel Barnz, who also directs, Prism is inspired by Rashomon, the 1950 Japanese period psychological thriller directed by Akira Kurosawa. Prism is described as a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking is the right person on trial? Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.

Wepper is Sophie Regen,
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Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Project Adds Brooke Smith & Michael Buie

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Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Project Adds Brooke Smith & Michael Buie
Exclusive: Brooke Smith (Ray Donovan) and Michael Buie (Marvel’s Inhumans) have landed supporting roles in Jay Roach-directed untitled Fox News film about the women who rose up against network boss Roger Ailes and his toxic male culture. They join stacked cast that includes John Lithgow as Ailes, Nicole Kidman (Gretchen Carlson), Margot Robbie (Kayla Pospisil), Charlize Theron (Megyn Kelly) and Allison Janney (feminist lawyer Susan Estrich).

Buie will take on the role of Bret Baier, host of Fnc’s Special Report with Bret Baier, while Smith will play Ailes’ PR watchdog Irena Briganti.

The project, which recently moved to Lionsgate after initially being set up at Annapurna, is in production, shooting from a screenplay by Oscar winner Charles Randolph (The Big Short).

Smith, whose credits include Bates Motel, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy and The Silence of the Lambs, next will be seen in the Robert Zemeckis A&E/History
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Horror Highlights: Blood Clots on VOD, Mushroomhead’s Volume III DVD, Heretiks Q&A with Director Paul Hyett

The first Horror Highlights of the week has some pretty terrifying things to show you. Horror anthology Blood Clots starring Brooke Smith hits VOD this month! Also: Mushroomhead's Volume III DVD release date and tour details as well as a Q&A with Heretiks director Paul Hyett!

Blood Clots Release Details: Press Release: "Horror anthology Blood Clots, starring Silence of the Lambs’ Brooke Smith, hemorrhages on VOD this August!

Premiering on Vimeo and Amazon, August 3rd, Blood Clots is a collection of horror stories curated by Freedom Cinema, consisting of shorts by New York distributor Hewes Pictures. Featuring cannibals, zombies, and other funny creatures, the anthology stars many recognizable actors such as Brooke Smith ("The Silence of the Lambs"), Harry Sinclair ("Lord of the Rings"), Madalina Bellariu Ion ("Young Pope”), and Kristin Slaysman among many others.

The collection is made up of seven short, gore-filled stories that will surely please the fans of the genre.
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Trailer: Horror Anthology Blood Clots

Horror anthology Blood Clots, starring Silence of the Lambs’ Brooke Smith, hemorrhages on VOD this August! This a collection of horror stories featuring cannibals, zombies and other funny creatures curated by Freedom Cinema. The collection is made up of seven short, gore-filled stories that will surely please the fans of the genre. Whether it is […]

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Blood Clots Trailer Bursts with Cannibals, Zombies and Scary Monsters

It's been a while since we've gotten a good horror anthology in our filthy little hands. And no summer is completely without a visit from the local boogeyman. Today, we have the thrilling first trailer for Blood Clots. And it's a depraved shot of blood-soaked fun that we think you'll enjoy.

Premiering on Vimeo and Amazon, August 3rd, Blood Clots is a collection of horror stories curated by Freedom Cinema, consisting of shorts by New York distributor Hewes Pictures. Featuring cannibals, zombies and other funny creatures, the anthology stars many recognizable actors such as Brooke Smith (The Silence of the Lambs), Harry Sinclair (Lord of the Rings), Madalina Bellariu Ion (Young Pope) and Kristin Slaysman among many others.

The collection is made up of seven short, gore-filled stories that will surely please the fans of the genre. Whether it is an awkward dinner with an ancient creature in "The Call
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Anthology horror Blood Clots gets a trailer and images

Coinciding with its release, a trailer, poster and images have arrived online for the upcoming anthology horror Blood Clots which features seven shorts from directors Evan Hughes, Sid Zanforlin, Luke Guidici, Carl Timms, Patrick Longstreth, Timothy J. Richardson, Martyn Pick and Nick Spooner; check them out here…

Blood Clots is a collection of horror stories curated by Freedom Cinema, consisting of shorts by New York distributor Hewes Pictures. Featuring cannibals, zombies and other funny creatures, the anthology stars many recognizable actors such as Brooke Smith (“The Silence of the Lambs”), Harry Sinclair (“Lord of the Rings”), Madalina Bellariu Ion (“Young Pope”) and Kristin Slaysman among many others.

The collection is made up of seven short, gore-filled stories that will surely please the fans of the genre. Whether it is an awkward dinner with an ancient creature in “The Call of Charlie”, or a rightfully justified fear of basements in “Time
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 22)

1967: Dark Shadows' Barnabas gave Maggie a music box.

1984: Guiding Light's Nola wanted help from The Wizard.

1985: Santa Barbara's Eden was unhappy after her interrupted wedding.

1996: Victor clashed with Jill in a primetime Y&R episode."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1952: On Young Widder Brown, after leaving the Tea Room in a black rage, Dr. Anthony Loring drove out to the farm
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The Dark Truth Of The Cast Of Greys Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy is one of those shows that has been on forever, and has a huge and loyal fanbase. But there are some dark and disturbing secrets and scandals going on behind the scenes, and we’ll let you in on all of them. Find out the truth about why Brooke Smith’s character was written off the show, and why it upset Smith so much. Isaiah Washington used a horrible phrase to describe co-star T.R. Knight, and in doing so caused Knight to be unwillingly dragged out of the closet. Katherine Heigl was apparently such a nightmare to work with, that Shonda Rhimes refers to difficult people as “Heigls.” Another person who was allegedly a diva, was Patrick Dempsey, who was finally fired after a suspension. Let us know in the comments if you’ll still be watching the show despite all of this drama.
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