MSNBC Puts Florida Governor Race Vote-Total Graphic Onscreen A Wee Bit Early   Other

It’s the kind of goof that the folks who scream about “fake news” likely will scream about. MSNBC this evening briefly put a graphic onscreen that showed “vote counts” for the Florida gubernatorial race — you know, the one being held tomorrow. MSNBC screenshot “Quick clarification here,” a rather embarrassed All In host Chris Hayes told viewers. “Just
‘Roma’ Was A Journey Of Discovery For Alfonso Cuarón & The Performers In Netflix Pic — The Contenders LA   Other

Alfonso Cuarón, writer-director-producer of the anticipated Netflix film Roma, got a laugh from the Contenders audience Saturday at the DGA Theater when moderator Joe Utichi asked him about “discovering” Yalitza Aparicio, an aspiring teacher who appeared in the film in her first screen role. “I didn’t find her — she was always there,” Cuarón said. “You
WGA West Blasts Trump Administration’s Latest Attack On Transgender Rights   Other

The WGA West has blasted the Donald Trump administration’s latest assault on transgender rights, calling its proposal to remove their federally protected status an “attack on the civil rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.” The Supreme Court recently was asked to hear a case challenging whether civil rights laws that prohibit sex discrimination
New CBS Exec Team Preaches Stability On Q3 Earnings Call, Praises Employees For “Keeping Their Focus”   Other

The CBS corporate anthem featured many familiar notes, but the executive chorus performing it was dramatically different on the company’s first conference call with Wall Street analysts since the exit of Les Moonves. Acting CEO Joe Ianniello was joined by two newly minted colleagues from the C-suite: Chief Creative Officer David Nevins and Chief Financial Officer Christina
Harvey Weinstein Accused Of Teen Model Attempted Rape In Class Action Suit   Other

After the much-accused Harvey Weinstein scored a win earlier this month when the Manhattan District Attorney dropped one of the charges against him in a criminal case that could find him behind bars for life, things potentially went to a very bad place for the once-powerful producer today. An amended class-action complaint filed in federal court Wednesday alleges Weinstein
Cate Blanchett To Star In ‘Mrs. America’ Limited Series Ordered By FX   Other

FX has given a nine-episode order to Mrs. America, a timely limited series starring Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor Cate Blanchett in her first role on American television, from Emmy-winning writer Davhi Waller (Mad Men), Oscar-nominated producer Stacey Sher (Django Unchained, Erin Brockovich) and FX Productions. Blanchett also executive produces Mrs. America with
TLC & HGTV Relaunch Home-Makeover Series ‘While You Were Out’   Other

Discovery said today that its cable nets TLC and HGTV are teaming to revive the 2000s home-makeover series while you were out. TLC The premiere of the first series co-production under Discovery’s expanded lifestyle portfolio will be simulcast on both networks, with each brand lending its special flair to the series, Discovery said. Production begins this month for
‘Golden Girls’ Aging Well: Sitcom Brand In Demand As Breakfast Cereal   Other

It’s been 26 years since NBC’s The Golden Girls retired from the airwaves but the geriatric sitcom is alive and well as a licensing brand name and — as flaky as it may sound — fan demand for The Golden Girls breakfast cereal is so high that boxes are being hawked on eBay for as much as $100. The limited-edition Golden Girls multigrain cereal was introduced
‘Halloween’ Still A Scream With $31M+ Second Weekend, Poised To Slash $126M+   Other

3rd Update, Saturday AM After Friday 11:04PM: While it’s often written that the weekend that lands prior to or around Halloween is deathly slow, it really depends on what the studios put on the marquee. We could have said the same thing about the third weekend in October, that it’s just a platform for lackluster wares, a pig pile of counter-programming. But Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween proved
‘The Twilight Zone’ Adds Adam Scott For ‘Nightmare At 30,000 Feet’ Episode   Other

Adam Scott has joined the ensemble cast of the CBS All Access revival of The Twilight Zone.  Scott will appear in the Nightmare At 30,000 Feet episode, best remembered in the original series for William Shatner’s frantic encounter with an airborne gremlin that only he could see. CBS All Access previously announced that Jordan Peele will host and narrate the series