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Amazon Prime Video Unveils Redesign, Adds Top 10 Most-Viewed Carousel

Amazon will launch a major redesign of its streaming service, Prime Video, this week that includes a clearer emphasis on Amazon Originals, live programming and the streamer’s most-watched titles on the home page. The redesign, which Amazon said was in the works for 18 months, will roll out later this week on connected living room […]

Emilia Clarke Says Two Aneurysms Left Part of Her Brain “Missing”

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has opened up about the impact on her brain, life and acting career from enduring two life-threatening aneurysms. “It’s remarkable that I’m able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally without absolutely no repercussions,” Clarke said during an appearance on BBC’s Sunday Morning program. “I am […]

Dan Levy Launches Production Banner, Taps Megan Zehmer as President

Dan Levy, the Emmy winner behind beloved sitcom Schitt’s Creek, has launched a production banner Not A Real Production Company, partnering with long-time publicist Megan Zehmer, who will serve as president of film and television. With today’s announcement, Levy also begins a new overall television deal with Netflix, where he also has a first-look pact […]

Mickey Rooney Jr., Musician, Actor and First Child of a Screen Legend, Dies at 77

Mickey Rooney Jr., an original Mouseketeer, musician and actor who was the first of screen legend Mickey Rooney‘s nine children, has died. He was 77. Rooney Jr. died Saturday at his home in Glendale, Arizona, his longtime companion Chrissie Brown told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death is unknown, she said. Rooney Jr. played […]

Judge Reneged on Promise in Polanski Case, Prosecutor Says

A Los Angeles judge privately told lawyers he would renege on a promise and imprison Roman Polanski for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in 1977, a former prosecutor testified, setting the stage for the renowned director to flee the U.S. as a fugitive. A previously sealed transcript obtained by the Associated Press late Sunday of […]

‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘Ozark’ Top AAFCA TV Awards (Exclusive)

The African American Film Critics Association has announced the main competition winners for its 4th annual AAFCA TV Honors, which will be presented at an in-person luncheon on Aug. 20 at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. ABC’s Abbot Elementary and Netflix’s Ozark lead the pack as best comedy and best drama, respectively, with Abbot […]

HBO Max’s ‘Rap Sh!t’: TV Review

'Insecure' creator Issa Rae returns with a new series about two estranged friends who start a rap group in Miami.

Steve Martin’s ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Song “Angel in Flip-Flops” Gets a Colorfully Trippy Music Video

Steve Martin and Only Murders in the Building’s (’90s) summer anthem officially has its own music video. “Angel in Flip-Flops,” performed by Martin and featured in the Emmy-nominated series, dropped across all digital streaming music platforms Friday. But now Hulu’s released a rather animated music video for the tune, which has its own cover art […]

‘Inventing Anna’ Actor James Cusati-Moyer Signs With IMG Models (Exclusive)

Inventing Anna actor James Cusati-Moyer has signed with IMG Models. The powerhouse agency will focus on nabbing editorial opportunities and fashion and lifestyle endorsements for Cusati-Moyer. He plays high-end fashion stylist Val in Inventing Anna, Shonda Rhimes’ miniseries that stars Julia Garner as Anna Delvey, the real-life scammer who gained entry into New York’s elite […]

Casey Bloys Renews Deal With HBO, HBO Max for Five Years

Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, has renewed his deal with Warner Bros. Discovery for five more years, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Bloys became HBO programming chief in May 2016 and in August 2020 took over original content duties for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new streaming platform. His new deal follows […]

New ‘Star Wars’ Series, Shonda Rhimes’ ‘The Residence’ Top Shows Nabbing California Tax Credits

Seven TV series — five new and two relocating — have been selected to receive $90.8 million in tax incentives for shooting in California, the state’s film office said Monday. HBO, granted $30 million in credits, came out on top in this round of tax breaks, followed by Disney’s Lucasfilm ($20.9 million), Warner Bros. Discovery […]

Why That Reality TV Song Sounds Familiar (But Isn’t)

Tune in to a hit reality show these days and you’re likely to hear a trend: songs extolling the empowered, girlboss lifestyle, from artists you’ve probably never heard of. While the reality landscape was once soundtracked by top 40 hits on shows like The Hills, today’s content takes a different approach, relying heavily on music […]

Hollywood’s Chief Diversity Officers Tell All

This is the first in an ongoing series on the status of progress with inclusion in Hollywood. *** Latasha Gillespie remembers having a doctor’s appointment on May 30, 2020. It was five days after George Floyd was suffocated by a police officer, his excruciating nine-minute, 29-second death — captured on video and witnessed by millions […]

Korean Streamer TVING to Acquire Rival Seezn to Better Compete With Netflix, Disney+

Two of South Korea’s leading domestic streaming services, TVING and Seezn, have unveiled plans to merge, forming a single platform that’s better equipped to take on global rivals like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. Powerhouse Korean entertainment company CJ ENM, which holds the controlling stake in TVING, confirmed the merger via a regulatory filing, […]

5 Years In, NBC News Plots ‘Stay Tuned’ Expansion

On July 19, 2017, NBC News rolled the dice on Snapchat. Just a few months earlier, parent company NBCUniversal had invested $500 million in the tech company in conjunction with its IPO, and in turn its various divisions were figuring out how they could build a presence on the Gen Z-skewing platform. “I still have […]

Scandinavian Streamer Viaplay Signs Labor Deal to Restart Production in Denmark

The cameras can start rolling again in Denmark after Scandinavian Streamer Viaplay on Monday signed a temporary deal with the country’s Producers’ Association and Create Denmark, an umbrella group representing actors, writers, directors and other industry professionals, to resume production on local TV series. Viaplay, along with Netflix and Denmark’s TV 2 Play, shut down […]

‘The Nevers’ Star Zackary Momoh Joins Giancarlo Esposito in AMC’s ‘The Driver’ Remake (Exclusive)

Doctor Sleep, Harriet and The Nevers star Zackary Momoh is set to take a ride in AMC’s remake of British drama The Driver, joining the series in a lead role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Set to launch on AMC and AMC+ and due to go into production in August, the six-part U.S. series comes […]

China Box Office: ‘Detective vs. Sleuths’ Wins Weekend, ‘Mozart From Space’ Disappoints

Hong Kong crime thriller Detective vs. Sleuths surged to the top of China’s box office in its second weekend of release, earning $18.4 million. Chinese hitmaker Chen Sicheng’s much anticipated sci-fi comedy Mozart From Space, meanwhile, made a disappointing start in second place, taking $16.6 million. Slipping just 20 percent from its opening frame, Detective […]