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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Spark ‘Breaking Bad’ Reunion Buzz With Cryptic ‘Soon’ Messages

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Spark ‘Breaking Bad’ Reunion Buzz With Cryptic ‘Soon’ Messages
Is the “Breaking Bad” movie closer to release than fans might think? Emmy winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have skyrocketed the buzz around the upcoming project thanks to a pair of cryptic social media posts. Both actors took to Twitter on June 25 and posted the same photo of two donkeys with the caption: “Soon.”

Breaking Bad” writer and “Better Call Saul” showrunner Peter Gould reacted to the photos with his own post that reads: “Looking forward to this.”

The “Breaking Bad” movie is one of the most secretive projects in Hollywood. It’s so secretive that nothing about the movie has been confirmed, even as it’s widely believed to be a sequel movie following Paul’s character Jesse Pinkman after the events of the series finale. Jesse was last seen escaping from a kidnapping and driving off to an unknown destination. Series creator Vince Gilligan is the driving force behind the film,
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John Stamos on Whether or Not Fuller House Will Address Lori Loughlin's Absence in Season 5

John Stamos on Whether or Not Fuller House Will Address Lori Loughlin's Absence in Season 5
Fuller House is returning for its fifth and final season, but there is one key cast member who will not be returning. Following Lori Loughlin's involvement in the college admissions cheating scam earlier this year, Netflix announced that the actress will not be reprising her role as Aunt Becky on the Full House spinoff. Now that filming for the final season has officially begun, the one question on everyone's minds is: How will the show address her character's absence?

Well, it seems like the cast is just as unsure as the fans are. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, John Stamos, who plays Loughlin's onscreen husband and is also a producer for the show, admitted that they are still trying to "figure it out." Since Stamos and Loughlin often make guest-appearances together, he explained that it hasn't come up yet because he hasn't started filming.

"I'm going to talk
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The L Word: Generation Q: Showtime Sequel Series Casting

The L Word: Generation Q: Showtime Sequel Series Casting
The L Word has some new company. Showtime just announced Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni and Rosanny Zayas have joined the upcoming sequel TV show, The L Word: Generation Q.

A follow-up to The L Word, the drama series will "follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), along with new characters Dani Nùñez (Mandi), Micah Lee (Sheng), Sarah Finley (Toboni) and Sophie Suarez (Zayas) as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A."
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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Drama From David E. Kelley & A+E Studios Gets CBS Series Production Commitment

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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Drama From David E. Kelley & A+E Studios Gets CBS Series Production Commitment
In one of the first big sales of the 2019-20 broadcast development season, CBS has given a series production commitment to The Lincoln Lawyer, a legal drama from The Practice creator David E. Kelley based on Michael Connelly’s series of bestselling novels. The project hails from A+E Studios, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios.

Written by Kelley, The Lincoln Lawyer centers on Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.

Kelley will executive produce with Connelly and Ross Fineman.

The high-profile project, which marks Kelley’s return to broadcast, was taken out by A+E Studios just before the upfronts, with CBS quickly snapping it.

The Lincoln Lawyer stems from a previous spec script Kelley had written which A+E Studios acquired a year or so ago,
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‘Maniac’ Creator to Helm ‘Made for Love,’ ‘Station Eleven’ for WarnerMedia

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‘Maniac’ Creator to Helm ‘Made for Love,’ ‘Station Eleven’ for WarnerMedia
Maniac” creator Patrick Somerville has signed on to helm two new series, “Made for Love” and “Station Eleven,” for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.

“Made for Love,” which will be executive produced and directed by S.J. Clarkson, is a 10-episode, straight-to-series adaptation based on the novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting. Nutting, Liza Chasin and Dean Bakopoulos will also executive produce. WarnerMedia Entertainment will co-produce with Paramount TV.

The half-hour comedy follows Hazel Green, a 30-something woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to an unstable tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has already implanted a revolutionary monitoring device — the Made for Love — in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive.

“Station Eleven” will be directed by frequent “Atlanta” and “Barry” director Hiro Murai, who will also serve as an executive producer.
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Amazon to Launch Steve McQueen’s Anthology Series ‘Small Axe’ in the U.S.

Amazon to Launch Steve McQueen’s Anthology Series ‘Small Axe’ in the U.S.
Amazon has boarded “Small Axe,” the upcoming anthology series from “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen, and will launch the series in the U.S. It will bow on the BBC in the U.K. and BBC Studios is selling it internationally.

Amazon’s European content chief Georgia Brown revealed its involvement in the series, Tuesday, at a British parliamentary hearing into the broadcasting and Svod landscape in the country.

McQueen will direct and Lucy Richer will exec produce the show. It is being made by Turbine Studios, the U.K.-based producer founded by seasoned execs including Andrew Eaton and Tracey Scoffield.
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Michael Gladis, Adam Rodriguez, Ethan Peck Among Six Cast in Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Follow Up

Michael Gladis, Adam Rodriguez, Ethan Peck Among Six Cast in Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Follow Up
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” is rounding out its cast with the addition of six new actors.

Michael Gladis has joined the show as a series regular, while Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, and Dominic Sherwood will appear in recurring roles. Ethan Peck will guest star in multiple episodes. The six join previously announced cast members Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves, Nathan Lane, Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, and Lin Shaye.

Described as a spiritual descendant of the original “Penny Dreadful,” the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles. When a grisly murder shocks the city,
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Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande Join Ryan Murphy's The Prom on Netflix

Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande Join Ryan Murphy's The Prom on Netflix
Ryan Murphy has a knack for getting together a star-studded cast, so the ensemble he put together for his Netflix adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom shouldn't come as a surprise. Yet, here we are, still marveling at this cast that includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Ariana Grande. E! News can confirm Streep, Kidman, Grande, James Corden, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells are all on board the Netflix movie set for a 2020 release. Murphy is set to direct and executive produce under his new Netflix deal. Deadline first reported the news. Streep, who is currently appearing in Big Little Lies season two opposite Kidman, will play Dee Dee Allen, a Tony winner who teams up with...
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Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp Join Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ (Exclusive)

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Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp Join Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ (Exclusive)
Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” has rounded out its cast, with veteran actors Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp among the stars signing on for the latest movie from the “Baby Driver” director.

Stamp can currently be seen in Netflix hit “Murder Mystery” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Rigg’s recent roles include Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The British star of stage and screen also picked up the Variety Icon Award in Cannes earlier this year.

The roster of other talent coming on board “Last Night in Soho,” which is being produced by Wright and Working Title Films, includes Rita Tushingham (“Doctor Zhivago”), Michael Ajao (“Attack the Block”) and Synnøve Karlsen (“Medici”).

The new names join the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith in the film. Production is underway on the London-set psychological thriller, which Wright is directing from a
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Bob Berney to Leave Amazon Studios’ Head of Marketing and Distribution Position

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Bob Berney to Leave Amazon Studios’ Head of Marketing and Distribution Position
Bob Berney, Amazon Studios’ head of marketing and distribution, is stepping down, Variety has confirmed.

Berney was hired by Amazon in 2015 and recently reached the end of his four-year contract. His last day will be Friday.

During his time at amazon, the film veteran oversaw a number of successful films including “Manchester by the Sea” – which became the first streamer film nominated for best picture – as well as other critically acclaimed films “The Big Sick,” “Cold War” and “The Salesman.”

Matt Newman, one of the studio’s feature film co-heads, will likely step in as the company looks to fill the position.

Berney first entered the film industry in 2005 with the launch of the indie production company Picturehouse, with HBO Films and New Line, where he oversaw a number of films including “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Soon after, the film veteran moved to Apparition before co-founding and serving as president of theatrical distribution for FilmDistrict.
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‘Scream’ Series Moves From MTV to VH1 for July Debut

‘Scream’ Series Moves From MTV to VH1 for July Debut
The long-gestating third season of the “Scream” series is finally debuting–but not on its original network.

Variety has confirmed that the series will air on VH1 instead of MTV as originally planned. “Scream” will debut on VH1 on July 8 and air two one-hour episodes back-to-back for three straight nights.

The third season of the series based on the horror movie franchise of the same name was first announced in 2016. Since then, both VH1 and MTV have largely moved away from scripted programming.

This marks the latest instance of Viacom shuffling properties around its cable portfolio. Most recently it was
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‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards

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‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards
The Mexican Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences hosted the 61st edition of their Ariel Awards on Monday evening, where Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Alejandra Márquez Abella’s “The Good Girls” stood out among the winners.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Cuarón’s “Roma” scooping best picture is that it’s only the second of his films to win an Ariel award, and the first to be nominated for best picture. In 1992 “Sólo con Tu Pareja” was nominated for best first work and screenplay, and won best original story. In 2001 he chose not to submit his Oscar-nominated classic “Y tu mamá también” in protest at the Academy’s voting practices.

By the end of the Monday evening however, “Roma” netted 10 prizes, including best director, supporting actress, photography, screenplay, editing, sound, art design, visual effects and special effects to go along with the best picture prize.

A festival darling over the past year,
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Already Pulled From Shanghai Festival, ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cancels Its China Release

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Already Pulled From Shanghai Festival, ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cancels Its China Release
Already pulled from its prestigious spot as the opener of the Shanghai International Film Festival, war epic “The Eight Hundred” has been dealt a further below with the cancellation of its scheduled release in China next week.

In a terse announcement on its official Weibo account, the film said late Tuesday that, “after consultation between the production team and other entities, ‘The Eight Hundred’ will cancel its original July 5 premiere and temporarily vacate the summer release date window. The new release date will be announced at a later time.”

The statement gave no indication as to what occasioned the cancellation. But China is undergoing a period of strong social and cultural tightening, and Chinese film censors have been especially active lately in ordering changes to films or yanking them from festivals and the domestic release schedule.

Besides “The Eight Hundred’s” announcement, an upcoming film whose original Chinese title translates
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The NRA Kills Off Nratv

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The National Rifle Association has ended production of Nratv, the live broadcasting media arm it launched in 2016, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

The organization has also formally severed ties with Ackerman McQueen, the Oklahoma-based advertising agency that operated Nratv and has represented the NRA since the 1980s, according to the Times. This comes three weeks after agency said it would cease working with the NRA.

Nratv may continue to air previously-recorded content on its website, but all live broadcasting will cease, and on-air personalities like Dana Loesch, who were technically employees of Ackerman McQueen, will no longer represent the NRA publicly, the Times reports.

Also Read: NRA TV Ripped for Turning 'Thomas and Friends' Characters Into Kkk Members

The Nratv shut down comes as part of a bitter legal fight between the NRA and Ackerman McQueen. In a letter published in May, the advertising agency accused NRA chief executive
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‘Stuber’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Stuber.”

Ads placed for the comedy had an estimated media value of $4.91 million through Sunday for 1,325 national ad airings on 42 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from June 17-23. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Twentieth Century Fox prioritized spend across networks including Adult Swim, TBS and TNT, and during programming such as the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and the 2019 Bet Awards.

Just behind “Stuber” in second place: Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which saw 757 national ad airings across 44 networks, with an estimated media value of $4.69 million.

TV ad placements for Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” (Emv $4.55 million), Universal Pictures’ “Yesterday” ($3.9 million
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Feist to Launch ‘Pleasure Studies’ Storytelling Podcast

Feist has announced a new podcast series called Pleasure Studies, which is co-presented by Talkhouse and Earios. The storytelling series will premiere on July 9th with a new episode available each week via podcast services. Each episode will examine different themes Feist explored on her 2017 album, Pleasure.

In a short trailer for Pleasure Studies, various voices reveal personal things about themselves, from discussing being an undocumented immigrant and having panic attacks to living in a compound with sex workers. Feist concludes the teaser. “It’s a storytelling project that looks
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Everything We Know About Marvel Studios’ McU-Spinoffs for Disney+

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Everything We Know About Marvel Studios’ McU-Spinoffs for Disney+
A little more than two months after “Avengers: Endgame” changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will provide the first look at just where the McU is headed now that Tony Stark is dead, Steve Rogers is an old man, and half the universe just came back five years after being turned into dust.

Part of that future will play out on Disney+. In an effort to prop up the upcoming streaming service Disney is rolling out in Nov. 12, Marvel Studios is developing a slew of TV series starring many of the McU’s big-screen characters.

While details have been very scarce, TheWrap has rounded up everything we do know about the McU’s future on Disney+ to keep you busy while you’re sitting in the theater, waiting for that end-credit scene.

Also Read: How Netflix's Marvel TV Heroes Were Defeated by the Changing Media
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Paris Hilton Shoots Down Rumors of a ‘Simple Life’ Revival: ‘No Truth to It’

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Paris Hilton Shoots Down Rumors of a ‘Simple Life’ Revival: ‘No Truth to It’
It seems like every day brings news of various television revivals and reboots, but there’s one show that fans won’t be seeing back on their screens anytime soon: “The Simple Life.”

Paris Hilton took to Twitter on Tuesday to shoot down rumors that her cult-favorite pseudo-reality series would be back for a sixth season. “Fyi, Someone has made a fake fan account & invented this #TheSimpleLife rumor,” she wrote. “There is no truth to it. Yes, I love that show & I was approached again to do it. But I had to say no as I have an extremely busy work schedule traveling the world running my empire.”

Earlier in the day, a verified “Simple Life” Twitter account posted a number of cryptic messages suggesting that a new season of the Fox-turned-E! series was in the works. The account seemed to link Lindsay Lohan to the supposed project
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Michael B. Jordan on Importance of Civil Rights Drama ‘Just Mercy': ‘I Don’t Want to Mess This Up’

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Michael B. Jordan on Importance of Civil Rights Drama ‘Just Mercy': ‘I Don’t Want to Mess This Up’
Michael B. Jordan is no stranger to taking on roles smothered in social justice: Whether it’s telling the tragic story of Oscar Grant, unarmed and killed by police in Oakland in “Fruitvale Station”, or embodying the oppression so many black people in America feel in his villain turn as Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther”. Jordan is familiar with carrying that weight.

His next film, “Short Term 12” filmmaker Destin Cretton’s “Just Mercy,” is no different.

In Warner Bros.’ short teaser shown during the CAA Amplify summit in Ojai, California on Tuesday, Jordan commanded the screen in his portrayal of real-life author, activist and Civil Rights defense lawyer Bryan Stevenson. Jamie Foxx, who stars alongside Jordan as wrongly convicted death row inmate Walter McMillian, also gives an emotional performance in the film which is slated for a Jan. 2020 release.

Also Read: Michael B. Jordan Says Since 'Fruitvale Station,'
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Bts’ ‘Bring the Soul: The Movie’ Gets Global Theatrical Release

Bts will be back on the big screen this summer. The Korean pop group announced today that their latest feature film, “Bring the Soul: The Movie,” will have a global release on August 7. It arrives just six and a half months after the septet’s last film release, “Love Yourself in Seoul.”

“Bring the Soul” is expected to be similar in theme to 2018’s “Burn the Stage: The Movie,” which was a mixture of Bts’ live performances, interviews and candid footage of the septet being tourists. This latest film focuses on the band’s final days of their “Love Yourself” tour in Europe. The filmmakers promise that the group — made up of members Rm, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook — will share never-before-heard anecdotes.

Trafalgar Releasing is thrilled to collaborate with Big Hit Entertainment again for ‘Bring the Soul: The Movie,’” Trafalgar Releasing CEO Marc Allenby said in a statement.
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