Posts Tagged ‘news’

Michael Strahan Is Leaving Live to Work Full Time at Good Morning America

April 19, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Michael Strahan is leaving Live with Kelly and Michael, but viewers will still be able to spend their mornings with him. After four years co-hosting Live with Kelly Ripa, the former NFL star is departing to work full time at Good Morning America starting in September. He joined GMA two years ago, working twice a week, before heading over to Live. Strahan, who retired from the NFL in 2008, will continue co-hosting Fox NFL Sunday during the football season. "Over the past two years on GMA, Michael's proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans and all kinds of newsmakers to a host of modern American cultural icons," said ABC News president James Goldston in a statement. "He is a great modern thinker and leader, and with our brilliant team in front of and behind the cameras, he will help us drive forward into a very exciting future." "I look forward to continuing to work with the incredible team at GMA. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring unique stories and voices to the audience," said Strahan in a statement. "My time with Live with Kelly and Michael has been transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet." Live is the No. 2 syndicated daytime show behind Dr. Phil but is tied for first among women ages 25 to 54 and leads all daytime shows in households with a 2.9 rating. GMA hopes Strahan's presence will help reverse its ratings slide. In 2012, the morning show overtook Today in total viewers after a 16-year streak, but Today recently reclaimed the lead in the 25-54 demographic, the key morning show demo. Strahan's departure leaves behind a hosting vacancy at Live. The show is expected to conduct on-air tryouts this fall to find a replacement, just as it did when Strahan took over for Regis Philbin and Ripa replaced Kathie Lee Gifford in 2001.

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Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Drama Series ‘Gypsy’

April 18, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Naomi Watts has signed on to star in Netflix’s psychological drama series “Gypsy,” from Working Title, Universal Television and writer Lisa Rubin. More to come

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Cannes: Critics’ Week Announces 2016 Lineup

April 18, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There are no American features to be found in Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as the parallel section once again privileges French productions.

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Italy’s Giuseppe Tornatore to Shoot Movie for China’s Alibaba Pictures

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Cinema Paradiso” director Giuseppe Tornatore has struck a deal to make a movie with China’s Alibaba Pictures Group.

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China is the New Hollywood, Says James Schamus

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leading U.S. producer James Schamus says that the Chinese film industry is becoming more sophisticated and stronger, and that "Hollywood has no secret sauce."

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ First Trailer Debuts

April 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A day after stirring up buzz at CinemaCon, Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for the Sundance Film Festival hit “The Birth of a Nation.” Nate Parker — this year’s CinemaCon breakthrough director of the year award winner — wrote, directed, produced and stars in the period drama. More to come.

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Chinese ‘Hide And Seek’ Shoots for Village Roadshow Asia (EXCLUSIVE)

April 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Principal photography is now underway on “Hide And Seek,” a Chinese adaptation of a Korean suspense thriller.

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Orange Is the New Black Star Reveals Her Favorite ‘Guilty Pleasure’ TV Shows

April 12, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Age 26 Claim to fame Stars as Taystee on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black; currently appearing as Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway Base New York Twitter @thedanieb Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Danielle Brooks: Most of the time, it's Twitter. It's an easy way to get the news and know what's going on in the world. There's also this newsletter called theSkimm that I read. I love it because their headlines are so up to date with my generation [laughs], and it talks about really complicated subjects but in terms that I understand. And then after that, I'll hit Instagram. Who do you follow on Instagram? I love following plus-size models like Precious Lee , Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday . I also follow a lot of pages about fitness or detoxing and healthy eating because that's kind of where I am right now with spring, summer coming [laughs]. I follow all my girls from Orange. And I love BeBeautifulLA , who posts beautiful pictures of black women showing off stretch marks or wearing full African garb or naked, but done tastefully. She also posts beautiful poems about loving yourself and your body.

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ First Trailer Arrives

April 7, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney released the first trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Thursday morning on Good Morning America. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters on Dec. 16. More to come.

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CinemaCon: Korean Immersive Format ScreenX Targets Hollywood And China

April 7, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Unwrapping its ScreenX immersive technology at CinemaCon, CJ-CGV hopes to dazzle exhibitors and filmmakers from Hollywood and China.

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