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Inside Danielle Fishel's Amazing, Terrifying, Life-Changing First Year of Marriage

Inside Danielle Fishel's Amazing, Terrifying, Life-Changing First Year of Marriage
In many ways, this past year has been the best of Danielle Fishel's life.  But also the most terrifying, nerve-wracking and heart-wrenching time, that has left her feeling alternately laden with guilt and anxious for what might come next. That last bit comes pretty standard with motherhood, but for the Girl Meets World actress, there's been an extra layer of hardship.  Exactly one year ago today, Fishel wed Drop the Mic executive producer Jensen Karp at L.A.'s dreamy Carondelet House. Two months later, they revealed they were with child and began eagerly anticipating their son's planned July arrival that would wrap up their first year of marriage in an exciting,...
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Stephen Colbert Extends ‘Late Show’ Contract Through August 2023

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Stephen Colbert Extends ‘Late Show’ Contract Through August 2023
Stephen Colbert is sticking around as host of “The Late Show,” signing a new contract with CBS through August 2023. It’s his first extension since taking over the late night series.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most entertaining, influential and relevant voices in America today,” said David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer, CBS Corporation, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Showtime Networks, Inc. “His monologue has become a vibrant part of the national discussion, and a spot on Stephen’s couch places guests from the worlds of entertainment, news and politics in front of late night’s largest and most desirable audience. We’re incredibly proud of the broadcast and thrilled to extend our relationship with Stephen for years to come.”

Colbert succeeded David Letterman as host of “Late Show” in September 2015. His initial contract was set to expire next August, just before the 2020 Presidential Election.

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TBS and TNT Unscripted Head Michael Bloom Exits, Sets Production Deal

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Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted and specials for TBS and TNT, is departing the networks.

In doing so, Bloom will launch his own production company, Bongo Pictures. Bloom and Bongo will have a first-look deal with WarnerMedia Entertainment.

“Michael is one of the true industry pros in the non-fiction space and has been pivotal in reshaping our unscripted business,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, and truTV. “Thankfully he will continue to be a part of our next major unscripted push through this new venture.”

Bloom led the recent relaunch of nonfiction programming for TNT and TBS. Among the show’s developed during his tenure were James Corden’s “Drop the Mic,” “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild,” and “Chasing The Cure with Ann Curry.” He also worked on the upcoming series “The Misery Index” starring The Impractical Jokers and Jameela Jamil,
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Michael Bloom to Exit as TBS and TNT Unscripted Chief, Gets Producing Deal From WarnerMedia

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Michael Bloom is stepping down as head of unscripted for TBS and TNT, moving to a producing deal with WarnerMedia for his newly-launched production company, Bongo Pictures.

Bloom’s Bongo Pictures has a first-look deal with WarnerMedia.

“Michael is one of the true industry pros in the non-fiction space and has been pivotal in reshaping our unscripted business,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “Thankfully he will continue to be a part of our next major unscripted push through this new venture.”

Also Read: WarnerMedia Promotes Three HBO Execs in Communications Restructuring

Bloom has been senior vice president of unscripted and specials at TNT and TBS for the past three years. Under Bloom, the Turner networks launched “Drop the Mic,” “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild” and “Chasing The Cure with Ann Curry”; as well as the upcoming series “The Misery Index
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TBS & TNT’s Head Of Unscripted Michael Bloom Steps Down, Segues To Producing With WarnerMedia Deal

  • Deadline
Michael Bloom, Svp Unscripted Series and Specials for TNT and TBS, is exiting the networks after more than three years. He is launching a Los Angeles-based production company, Bongo Pictures, which has a first-look deal with WarnerMedia Entertainment. There is no word yet on his replacement.

Bloom, a 20-year industry veteran, oversaw the creative development and production of unscripted content across all platforms for both TBS and TNT. During his tenure, he shepherded the launches of such series as James Corden’s Drop the Mic, Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild and Chasing the Cure with Ann Curry; as well as the upcoming The Misery Index starring The Impractical Jokers troupe and Jameela Jamil, and Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaq Life among others.

“Michael is one of the true industry pros in the nonfiction space and has been pivotal in reshaping our unscripted business,” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer,
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Brett Weitz Upped To General Manager Of TNT, TBS, & truTV; Thom Hinkle Named Head Of Original Content For The 3 Networks

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Brett Weitz continues to expand his turf at WarnerMedia. Eight months after he was promoted from Evp Programming for TBS to General Manager of TNT and TBS, Weitz is also taking on oversight of truTV. With the new title of General Manager of TNT, TBS & TruTV, he will now manage all three networks and oversee their creative executive teams and development in New York and Los Angeles. Concurrently, Thom Hinkle, most recently Evp Original Programming at TBS, has been upped to head of original content for all three networks, bringing TNT and truTV into his role.

Weitz’s promotion, part of a contract re-up that had been in the works for months, follows the May contract extension of Kevin Reilly, who added truTV to his portfolio as president of TNT, TBS and truTV and Chief Content Officer, HBO Max, leading to the departure of truTV president Chris Linn and layoffs at the network.
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‘Claws’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at TNT

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‘Claws’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at TNT
The drama series “Claws” has been renewed for a fourth season at TNT, which will also be the show’s last.

The series follows Desna Simms (Niecy Nash), who, alongside her crew of manicurists from the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon, rises to power in the crime world to claim her share of cash and respect.

“For the past three seasons, ‘Claws’ has handled delicate and culturally relevant themes like race, class, gender, age and sexual orientation with grace and humor via superb storytelling,” said Brett Weitz, general manager for TNT, TBS, & truTV. “Fans cherish the over-the-top Clawsian moments that have defined its run, and we will do them justice as we wrap up the tale of Desna and her crew.”

Along with Nash, the series also stars Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Harold Perrineau, and Dean Norris. Sharon Lee Watson and Emily Silver serve as showrunners.
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Why Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner made Hailey Baldwin insecure

Model Hailey Baldwin has admitted that she used to harbour an inferiority complex comparing herself to fellow models and friends, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid.

"I'm shorter than most of the girls... I'm not a runway girl and I totally used to feel inferior to some of my friends," the 23-year-old told "Vogue Australia", on why she felt insecure coming into the profession, and when she compared herself to buddies Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid, who are "all tall and doing every runway."

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Hailey is the niece of Hollywood star Alec Baldwin and daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, and she said that her famous last name has also often been a reason for problems, adding that casting directors at ramp shows were often reluctant to sign her on.

"I had so many people, like casting directors,
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Method Man Joins ‘Waldo’ and Action-Thriller ‘Concrete Cowboys’

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Method Man Joins ‘Waldo’ and Action-Thriller ‘Concrete Cowboys’
Exclusive: Cliff “Method Man” Smith has added two high-profile features to his resume. The rapper-turned-actor recently wrapped Tim Kirkby’s forthcoming action-thriller Waldo and is set for the Ricky Staub-directed Concrete Cowboys starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin.

In Waldo, Smith will appear opposite Mel Gibson and Charlie Hunnam. The feature based on Howard Michael Gould’s novel Last Looks follows a disgraced Lapd detective (Hunnam), who’s spent the past three years living off the grid. He’s reluctantly pulled back into his old life by a former lover in order to solve the murder of an eccentric celebrity’s wife. Smith will play a rapper who is being investigated by Waldo (Hunnam). The film was adapted by Gould and also stars Morena Baccarin, Dominic Monaghan, Eiza Gonzalez, Clancy Brown, Lucy Fry and Jacob Scipio.

Deadline exclusively reported the announcement of Concrete Cowboys which is inspired by the real-life Fletcher Street Stables,
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James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022

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James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022
James Corden will stick around on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” for three more years. The late-night host and frequent Tony Awards host signed a new contract through August 2022.

Corden first took over “The Late Late Show” in 2015 from Craig Ferguson who hosted the program from 2005 to 2014. Corden’s tenure has been well received and gained fame for his segments “Carpool Karaoke,” “Crosswalk the Musical,” and “Drop the Mic,” some of which have been turned into their own TV series.

“James Corden has burned his way to the top of American television with a daring, energetic and inventive broadcast that stands out in the late-night space,” said David Nevins, chief creative officer for CBS. “He is a host and performer whose considerable talents shine on every stage, and he has created a cutting-edge comedy factory with shows that have resonated across multiple platforms. James and his shows are a great source of pride to CBS,
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James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract To Continue Hosting CBS Program Through 2022

  • Deadline
After lengthy negotiations, CBS has reached a new agreement with James Corden to continue as host of The Late Late Show through August 2022. The contract renewal, believed to come with a substantial salary increase, comes on the heels of Corden receiving the most Emmy Award nominations of any individual performer this year.

The first deal UK actor Corden signed with CBS was in 2014. He took over as host of Late Late Show, replacing Craig Ferguson, on March 23, 2016. Corden’s current contract is up in August 2020, paying the host a salary is said to be in the $4 million -$5 million range.

The Late Late Show has been a success with Corden at the helm, earning Emmy nominations for outstanding talk-variety show for the past four years.In addition to Corden scoring the most nominations for on-air talent at the 71st Emmy Awards (seven), Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston leads all individual nominations with eight.
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James Corden: CBS Chief Hopes To Have Late-Night Host On Network “For A Long, Long Time” – TCA

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At the top of CBSTCA executive session, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl and Senior Evp Thom Sherman touted their late-night lineup of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Late Show with James Corden and acknowledged Corden for becoming the most nominated performer at the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards.

As Corden is celebrating the achievement, he also has been in talks with CBS on a new deal as host and executive producer of The Late Late Show; his current contract runs through the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Asked about the status of negotiations, Kahl was cautiously optimistic.

“We are very much hoping to work with James Corden for a long long time,” he said, before dropping a hint that a deal may be close, “Stay tuned.”

The first contract Corden signed with CBS was in 2014 when he arrived from the UK to take over as host of Late Late Show,
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Jeff Goldblum Disses James Corden, 'Cats' and "Crosswalk the Musical" During "Drop the Mic"

Jeff Goldblum Disses James Corden, 'Cats' and
Jeff Goldblum dissed James Corden's involvement in the Cats trailer, "Crosswalk the Musical," Gavin & Stacey and more during Monday's episode of The Late Late Show when he joined the host for a game of "Drop the Mic," which had the two players rapping disses at each other.

Once the two competitors made their way to the stage, Corden asked Goldblum if he was ready. "I'm so ready to eat your lunch and drink your milkshake," said Goldblum. "They're gonna call you Corden bleu."

The host responded by stating that ...
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Grammys: Ben Winston to Take Over as Executive Producer After Ken Ehrlich’s 40th Year

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Grammys: Ben Winston to Take Over as Executive Producer After Ken Ehrlich’s 40th Year
Ken Ehrlich is stepping down as executive producer for CBS’ annual Grammys telecast, but not after one more show in 2020, which will be his 40th behind the camera.

After that, “Late Late Show” co-executive producer Ben Winston will take over, beginning with the 63rd annual Grammys in January 2021. Next year’s Grammys, Ehrlich’s last, is scheduled for Jan. 26, 2020.

“It’s called ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ for a reason, and one of those reasons is Ken Ehrlich,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS. “Every musical artist from every genre wants to be known as a Grammy winner, but for the viewing audience, it is those once-in-a-lifetime ‘Grammy Moments’ that are unforgettable - and we have Ken Ehrlich to thank for that. CBS is proud of and grateful for Ken’s creative leadership and partnership over the last 40 years.

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Showtime Taps Michael Engleman for Chief Marketing Officer Spot

  • Variety
Michael Engleman, most recently the chief marketing officer at TBS and TNT, has been named Cmo of Showtime Networks, succeeding Don Buckley.

He will oversee Showtime’s marketing, creative advertising and digital media divisions, which includes consumer and distribution marketing, promotions and media. He will also be responsibly for managing daily operations of Showtime’s digital platform marketing, broadband, mobile, emerging platform initiatives and multiplatform content, and will oversee marketing for Pop TV and Smithsonian Channel.

“Michael is a brilliant and experienced marketing leader whose calling card is his clever, original vision,” said Showtime chief creative officer David Nevins. “His ability to thrive within the sensory overload of modern-day media on all platforms sets him apart, making him the ideal choice to articulate the next generation of Showtime Networks to all audiences.”

At TBS and TNT, Engleman oversaw all branding and marketing initiatives, as well as the creation of a new content marketing group.
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Showtime Names Michael Engleman Marketing Chief, With Pop And Smithsonian Oversight

Showtime has named Turner and NBCUniversal veteran Michael Engleman as its Chief Marketing Officer.

He will oversee the network’s marketing, creative advertising and digital media divisions, including consumer and distribution marketing, promotions and media. He will also manage day-to-day operations of digital platform marketing, broadband, mobile, emerging platform initiatives and multiplatform content.

In addition, Engleman will also have marketing oversight of Pop TV and Smithsonian Channel.

He will succeed Don Buckley, whose eight-year run at the premium network has come to an end.

The announcement was made by Showtime CEO David Nevins, who is also Chief Creative Officer of CBS Corp. Engleman will be based in La, reporting to Nevins.

“Michael is a brilliant and experienced marketing leader whose calling card is his clever, original vision,” said Nevins. “His ability to thrive within the sensory overload of modern-day media on all platforms sets him apart, making him the ideal
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Showtime Hires Michael Engleman as Chief Marketing Officer

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Showtime has chosen Michael Engleman as its new chief marketing officer, the network announced Monday.

Overseeing the network’s marketing, creative advertising and digital media divisions, his new role will include consumer and distribution marketing, promotions and media. He’ll also manage day-to-day operations of digital platform marketing, broadband, mobile, emerging platform initiatives and multi-platform content, as well as marketing oversight of Pop TV and Smithsonian Channel.

Based in Los Angeles, Engleman will report to David Nevins, chief creative officer of CBS Corporation and chairman and chief executive officer of Showtime Networks Inc. Engleman succeeds Don Buckley, who after eight years with Showtime will be pursuing new opportunities in media.

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“Michael is a brilliant and experienced marketing leader whose calling card is his clever, original vision,” Nevins said. “His ability
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Glee Costars Reunited at a Bar to Sing "Shallow" and "The Circle of Life," and I Can't Stop Smiling

A few former castmates of the hit show Glee got together for a fun reunion on Friday. Costars Chord Overstreet, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum Jr., Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, Diana Agron, and Amber Riley hit up Los Angeles piano bar Tramp Stamp Granny's - which is co-owned by Darren and his wife, Mia - before sharing a couple of photos that sent Glee fans into a frenzy.

The snaps feature the seven friends smiling into the camera looking . . . gleeful. While one photo is super blurry, the other is much more lucid. "Reality vs expectations," Kevin joked, posting a gallery with the hazy picture followed by the clear shot. Harry also posted the photos, adding, "This was a fun reunion and all but where did my legs go in this pic?"

Throughout the night, the stars enjoyed a few karaoke sessions, singing tunes such as Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's
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James Corden In Talks With CBS For New ‘Late Late Show’ Deal

James Corden In Talks With CBS For New ‘Late Late Show’ Deal
James Corden is in talks with CBS on a new deal as host and executive producer of The Late Late Show, Deadline has confirmed. This would be Corden’s first re-up.

The first contract Corden signed with CBS was in 2014 when he arrived from the UK to take over as host of Late Late Show, replacing Craig Ferguson. His current deal is set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 broadcast season.

CBS would not comment, as negotiations are underway and a deal has not been reached.

The Late Late Show has been a success with Corden at the helm, earning Emmy nominations for outstanding talk-variety show for the past three years. Ratings-wise, the show clocked an overnight metered-market 1.5 for Thursday’s show following Stephen Colbert’s strong Late Show lead-in, which scored its best Thursday yet (overnight metered-market 3.8), with Colbert hosting the entire cast of The Big Bang Theory
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James Corden Nears Long-Term Deal With CBS for ‘The Late Late Show’ (Exclusive)

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James Corden Nears Long-Term Deal With CBS for ‘The Late Late Show’ (Exclusive)
James Corden is in advanced talks on a new multi-year deal with CBS that will keep him at the helm of “The Late Late Show” as host and executive producer.

Sources said Corden’s camp has been in deal talks with CBS for some time. The previous deal that Corden inked when he came to the network from the U.K. in 2014 was set to expire at the end of the upcoming 2019-20 television season.

Corden’s new contract is sure to come with a significant raise for the host at a time when top talent is commanding massive paydays for TV projects.

Corden came in on the low end of the late-night TV pay scale as he was a largely unknown personality from the U.K. at the time. He was believed to have started out at around $4 million-$5 million a year but his “Late Late Show” salary has
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