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‘Confederate’ Producers Defend HBO Sci-Fi Slave Drama

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are still in the process of wrapping up their epic fantasy drama for HBO. But ever since Wednesday, when HBO announced that it ordered a sci-fi series from the duo set in alternative timeline where slavery still exits, the prolific pair have had to turn their attention to their next project…

‘Doctor Doom’ Solo Movie in the Works From ‘Legion’ Creator

A “Doctor Doom” movie is in development from “” creator/showrunner Noah Hawley. At the “Legion” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 20, Hawley announced that he’s developing the solo flick focusing on the “Fantastic Four” villain at Fox. “I’ll just say two words. The first one is Doctor and the next one is Doom,” Hawley said at the…

O.J. Simpson Parole: Attorney Gloria Allred Says Decision Was Based on “Legal Fiction”

2:04 PM PDT 7/20/2017 by Rebecca Sun The famed attorney, who previously represented Nicole Brown Simpson’s family, is calling for Nevada to change its law to allow an inmate’s full legal record to be considered. Gloria Allred is calling for Nevada to reform its laws governing parole considerations in the wake of the state parole board’s Thursday decision to grant…

Chester Bennington Dead in Suicide: Linkin Park Singer Was 41

11:24 AM PDT 7/20/2017 by Ryan Parker Law enforcement received a call around 9 a.m. on Thursday reporting the death. Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died, Brian Elias of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 41. The coroner’s office said that it was on the scene at the singer’s home in Palos Verdes…

O.J. Simpson Now: Ex-NFL Star Granted Parole

“I basically have spent a conflict-free life,” the disgraced former NFL star said during his televised hearing on Thursday. O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. The board decided unanimously that the…

Comic-Con: Stranger Things, Westworld and more TV experiences

July 20, 2017 12:40pm PT by Chris E. Hayner A chance to visit ‘Westworld’ or train for space travel? Those are just two of the many experiences happening outside of San Diego Comic-Con. While there’s plenty to see on the exhibition floor at San Diego Comic-Con, all of the fun is not limited to what’s going on inside the convention…

Meet Michael Green, Writer on 4 Major 2017 Movies (and So Much More)

Michael Green is on the hottest scriptwriting streak in town, with credits on four major films this year (including ‘Logan’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ — which is premiering new footage at Comic-Con) and co-creating credit on ‘American Gods.’ So how come nobody knows who he is? When Michael Green first started out as a screenwriter, he read every script he…

‘Dunkirk’ Box Office: Can Christopher Nolan’s War Epic Battle Past $40M in U.S. Debut?

6:40 AM PDT 7/20/2017 by Pamela McClintock War films don’t have a history of opening to big numbers; elsewhere, femme-centric comedy ‘Girls Trip’ expects to laugh loudly, while Luc Besson’s big-budget ‘Valerian’ braces for bad news. While Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is expected to win this weekend’s box-office battle, the big question is whether the critically acclaimed World War II epic…

Vespertine Review Defense Criticism Response

Some of the nation’s most influential dining writers object to THR critiquing a new LA hotspot on its fourth night in business. Here, the author of the Vespertine review defends his work — and asks why a decades-old convention can’t evolve. It’s been bemusing to survey the reaction to the publication of my generally negative July 17 review of Vespertine…

Two Dead on a Tom Cruise Movie Shoot: A Plane Crash in Colombia, Lawsuits and a Survivor Speaks Out

Was a tragedy during the production of Cruise’s ‘American Made’ preventable? Conflicting accounts and a pilot in a “death pool” raise questions about safety and the filmmakers’ role in it all: “Hollywood cut corners.” The villagers saw lights flashing through thick clouds. Then they heard a sound like an explosion. When they stumbled upon the wreckage of a small plane…