Television

“Please don’t make the Olympics into the Oscars,” Bill Maher pleaded in his show-ending New Rules monologue in tonight’s return of Real Time to HBO after a month’s break. Last April, as he reminded the audience, he said the theme of this year’s Oscar show was, “We dare you to be entertained.” Its producers, he
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Hello, and welcome to International Insider! Jake Kanter here, guiding you through another busy week in global film and TV. To get this delivered every Friday, sign up here. Scarlett Takes Aim At Disney Leading the day: A potentially game-changing lawsuit pitting Black Widow herself Scarlett Johansson against Disney. Johansson is suing the mighty House of Mouse,
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The FCC Wednesday announced fines totaling $9 million on 17 stations – or eight licensees – affiliated with Sinclair Broadcast Group for not negotiating retransmission consent agreement with AT&T in good faith. The so-called Forfeiture Order imposed a per-station penalty of $512,228 against each defendant “for willfully and repeatedly violating the Commission’s good faith negotiation standards,”
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On July 20, California Governor Gavin Newsom, amid increasing Covid 19 infections in the state, urged every eligible resident to get vaccinated. When asked about other preventative measures the governor, who is facing a recall election in September, said increased vaccination was all the state needed. “The answer to the Delta variant is vaccination,” said
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The four police officers who testified before the first hearing of the January 6 select committee gave the lawmakers harrowing, dramatic and unnerving accounts of what happened that day. Even when video clips were not being shown of the Capitol riot, their stories were riveting on TV, showing how more than six months later the
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EXCLUSIVE: Banijay’s reality show Survivor is to return to Indian screens after a 10-year hiatus. The super-producer has signed a deal with Tamil entertainment network Zee Tam to produce a version of the adventure show for its streamer ZEE5. Banijay Asia will produce the series. Survivor previously screened on Disney’s StarPlus in 2012. Survivor tests
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The stars are not aligning Brazil. A judge there has ruled that Disney cannot use its Stars+ brand for now because it is too easily confused with Starz, the service owned by Lionsgate that brought the original complaint. The court Friday granted a Starz request on appeal for a preliminary injunction — or temporary restraining
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EXCLUSIVE: Florencia Lozano (Life After You) and Juan Pablo Espinosa (Half Brothers) are set for recurring roles opposite Melissa Barrera in Breathe, Netflix’s one-hour drama series from Blindspot creator Martin Gero and writer-executive producer Brendan Gall, and Warner Bros. Television. In Breathe, written by Gero and Gall, when a small plane crashes in the middle
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Dieter Brummer — an Australian soap opera star famous for “Home and Away” — has died. The Aussie actor’s body was reportedly found by police Sunday after a welfare check was requested in a suburb of Sydney. His cause of death hasn’t been announced, but cops say foul play isn’t suspected. Brummer’s family released a
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Ending a beloved TV series can’t be easy. It’s just as difficult deciding whether or not the conclusion was satisfactory once a series finale has aired. While the cancellation was shocking given the popularity and numbers, Good Witch Season 7 Episode 10 follows seeds planted throughout the season to a seemingly logical conclusion. That still
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New York native Andy Milonakis blasted onto the scene in 2005 with wacky antics, a bizarre hip hop career and viral video moments — all while confusing audiences with his prepubescent appearance even though he was nearly 30 years old — that culminated with his MTV sketch comedy program “The Andy Milonakis Show.” Andy went
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