Michael Avenatti To CBS In First Interview Since Arrest: “I’m Scared”   Other

In his first interview since being arrested on multiple extortion and fraud charges, Michael Avenatti told CBS News he is “scared” and “concerned” about facing a possible long prison term. Watch an excerpt above. “Of course I’m nervous,” he told correspondent Jericka Duncan in a sit-down that will air Wednesday on  CBS This Morning. “I am nervous. I’m
Apple Reveals Titles For Several Of Its Original Series   Other

Amid the pomp and A-list names helping Apple unveil its AppleTV+ subscription streaming service Monday, we did learn a bit more about some of the many original series rolling out beginning with the service’s launch in the fall. As part of the sizzle reel that played in the Steve Jobs Theater during Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg’s presentation, several titles
Politicians, Hollywood React To Release Of Mueller Summary, Demand Release Of Full Report   Other

Refresh for updates. It didn’t take long for social media to start chiming in about the release of a summary of Robert Mueller’s report. When Attorney General William Barr made the four-page summary public, it was found that “the special counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia
‘Glamorous’: Chester Lockhart & Brady Dalton Richards Cast In CW Drama Pilot   Other

Alex G. Harper/Alex Cole EXCLUSIVE: Chester Lockhart (Todrick) and newcomer Brady Dalton Richards have joined the series regular cast of the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous, from Damon Wayans Jr and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios. They join previously announced Brooke Shields, Ben Pierce, Peyton List and Susan Santiago. Written by
Dev Patel Checks In To ‘Hotel Mumbai’; Director László Nemes Brings ‘Sunset’ – Specialty B.O. Preview   Other

Two historic dramas headline a comparatively slow weekend for new Specialty roll outs vs. last weekend’s heavy roster. Bleecker Street/ShivHans Pictures’ Hotel Mumbai with Oscar-nominee Dev Patel and Golden Globe-nominee Armie Hammer will have a minimal start in New York and Los Angeles ahead of a fairly wide release in the coming weeks. The film recounts the true
Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Chides Apple & Disney For Being “Very Late” To Streaming   Other

“Absolutely!” says Ted Sarandos when asked today if his attitude to the upcoming streaming platforms from Apple, Disney and WarnerMedia is a case of “bring it on?” “I have no idea what they’re doing until we see it,” Netflix’s Chief Content Office told Deadline Monday of the Tim Cook-run tech company’s expected new streaming service unveiling on March
‘Captain Marvel’ Nears $500M Overseas; Lights Up $760M WW – International Box Office   Other

UPDATE, writethru: Captain Marvel held her firm grip on the international box office this weekend, grossing an additional $119.7M from 54 overseas markets. That lifts the offshore cume to $494M and worldwide to $760.2M. The Disney/Marvel tentpole has now surpassed the overseas lifetimes of several superhero pics including stablemates Ant-Man And The Wasp, Thor: The Dark
Paramount Moves ‘Limited Partners’ To 2020 & Dates ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’ Toon   Other

Paramount has moved the release of its Tiffany Haddish-Rose Byrne buddy comedy Limited Partners back by six months to January 10 and dated its literary-adaptation toon The Tiger’s Apprentice for 2020. Limited Partners, which the studio acquired as a pitch in July, had been set to roll out on June 28 but no will open January 10. That frame is where STX launched another
‘Hesburgh’ Trailer: ‘Wordplay’ Director’s Latest Docu Profiles Notre Dame Priest Called “Conscience Of The Country’   Other

EXCLUSIVE: With Dan Rather calling the former Notre Dame University president, one of “the most influential men in American life,” the new documentary Hesburgh spotlighting the life and work of Father Theodore Hesburgh is packed with high profile names praising the Catholic priest. In the exclusive trailer above, ex-White House Chief of Staff and Defense Secretary
Gimlet Media Unionizes With WGA East In A First For Podcasting Industry   Other

Gimlet Media has become the first podcasting company to unionize with the WGA East. A majority of it 83 employees has agreed to sign union cards and called on management to recognize the guild as its collective bargaining rep. Brooklyn-based Gimlet’s network includes Reply All, Crimetown, The Cut, The Nod, Homecoming and Every Little Thing, and the company says its