• ‘Escape Plan 3’: China’s Max Zhang Joins Sylvester Stallone Sequel
    Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista will be joined by China’s Max Zhang in “Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station.” The film is the third in the “Escape Plan” prison break franchise produced by Emmett Furla Oasis. The new movie sees Stallone and Bautista’s characters again join forces to break out one of their team members from... Read more »
  • Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Actor and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78
    Bernie Casey, the former NFL star known for his work in the films “Boxcar Bertha” and “Revenge of the Nerds,” died on Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, Variety has confirmed. He was 78. Casey made his film debut in the 1969 sequel “Guns of the Magnificent Seven.” He then acted alongside fellow... Read more »
  • Box Office: Can ‘Kingsman’ or ‘Lego Ninjago’ Knock ‘It’ From Top Spot?
    This is, without a doubt, an unusually strong September at the box office. The thanks go mostly to “It,” which charged out of the starting gate for Warner Bros. and New Line as a record-breaking hit two weekends ago with $123 million domestic. Last weekend it easily stayed on top of the North American charts... Read more »
  • MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Apologizes for Leaked Tirade
    MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell has issued an apology after a clip leaked of him verbally berating his staff while taping his nightly news show. “A better anchorman and a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties,” O’Donnell wrote on Twitter. “I’m sorry.” Earlier on Wednesday, a series of clips obtained by Mediate... Read more »
  • Netflix Pulls Episode of Children’s Cartoon With Penis Drawing
    Netflix has pulled an episode of a children’s show “Maya the Bee” after what appeared to be a penis was spotted etched on a tree trunk in the background of a scene. Screen caps of the tree with the phallic image made the rounds on social media earlier this week. Chey Robinson, a concerned mother,... Read more »
  • TV News Roundup: Joe Bastianich Returns to ‘MasterChef Junior’
    In today’s roundup, Joe Bastianich will return as a permanent host to “Masterchef Junior” and Christian Drobnyk has joined National Geographic. CASTING Former “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior” host Joe Bastianich will return as a permanent judge to Season 6 of “MasterChef Junior,” which will air during the 2017-18 season on Fox. Bastianich will also join chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez on... Read more »
  • ‘Watchmen’ Pilot From Damon Lindelof Ordered by HBO
    HBO has ordered a pilot for “Watchmen,” the new drama series it is developing with “The Leftovers” creator Damon Lindelof. The premium service has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series. HBO confirmed the pilot order and script commitment Wednesday, one day after Lindelof teased on Instagram that work had begun in the... Read more »
  • Jemele Hill is a Fading Memory. Which Means ESPN Lost a Big Opportunity
    Remember Jemele Hill? Wipe the cobwebs from the darkest corner of your memory banks, and the name may sound vaguely familiar. She was well on her way to becoming a household name just last week, which in our hyper-speed news cycle, is about two or three eons ago. So you’re forgiven if you don’t remember.... Read more »
  • ‘The Punisher’ Unloads in First Trailer for Netflix Series (Watch)
    Netflix has released the first trailer for the television adaptation of Marvel’s “The Punisher.” What starts out as a sentimental montage of Frank Castle’s family turns into a bloodbath once his wife is shot and killed. “The Punisher” chronicles Castle (Jon Bernthal) exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children.... Read more »
  • Sound Teams Detail Aural Aspects of Five New TV Drama Series
    With all the talk about streaming platforms and pay cable providing the best content and grabbing the lion’s share of Emmy Awards during this era of Peak TV, traditional network shows sometimes tend to be overlooked. To remedy that omission, here are five greatly anticipated network programs that spare neither tools nor talent to deliver top-notch... Read more »