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Donald Trump Lays Out Plans For “Win” In Afghanistan

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American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically, President Donald Trump vowed tonight in his first major policy address to the nation since his address to the joint session of Congress in February. Trump said his strategy to move the country forward in its longest war marks a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. He blasted as “counterproductive” previous administrations’ love of announcing in advance the dates it intended… »

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New York Talent Agent Who Vanished A Week Ago Still Missing

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Authorities remain baffled over the disappearance of talent agent Mark Schlegel, who last was seen leaving his New Jersey home more than a week ago. “There’s been no contact from him or with anybody who knows his possible whereabouts,” Oradell Sgt. Derek Kahill tells nj.com. “There’s a lot of concern in general.” Schlegel, 57, who works for CornerStone Talent Agency in Manhattan, has a client list that includes Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knigh… »

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‘Grace And Frankie’ Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Devorah Herbert Brings Warmth To Odd Couple Comedy

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Crew Call Podcast: In a very short time in Hollywood, production designer Devorah Herbert has left an everlasting visual impression in film and television. She brought a gritty, South Central L.A. authenticity to David Ayer’s crime dramas such as End Of Watch and Harsh Times, and she boldly established a red palette in the pilot of ABC’s Revenge — emphasized so greatly during its murder-on-the-beach wedding scene — a motif that continued throughout the series’ first… »

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ABC Nabs ‘Romeos & Juliets’ CIA Light Drama From Julie Anne Robinson, Jay Scherick & David Ronn As Put Pilot

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ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Romeos & Juliets, a light one-hour from writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs, Zookeeeper), Julie Anne Robinson and her production company CannyLads Productions. Universal TV, where Robinson inked an overall deal in May, is the studio. Written by Scherick and Ronn and to be directed by Robinson, Romeos & Juliets centers on a badass, tough-as-nails female CIA operative who is forced to partner with a handsome, self-absorbed… »

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SAG-aftra Presidential Candidate Peter Antico Has Plan To Reshape Union

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Exclusive: Peter Antico is fighting an uphill battle to become the next president of SAG-aftra, but he believes he has enough support from members to push him over the top when votes are counted Thursday. His supporters include Sylvester Stallone, Cuba Gooding Jr, Mickey Rourke, Andrew Dice Clay and Morgan Brittany. Long an outspoken critic of the union's current regime, he split from the main opposition group, Membership First, because he said they weren't doing enough… »

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‘Flip Or Flop Atlanta’ Renewed For Season 2 By Hgtv

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Five episodes in to its first season, Flip or Flop Atlanta has renewed for a second go-round. Hgtv has ordered a 14-episode Season 2 for premiere in 2018. The second spinoff in the network’s popular Flip or Flop franchise has attracted more than 7.9 million viewers since its July 20 premiere and helped Hgtv rank as a top three cable network among upscale women 25-54 in the Thursday 9-9:30 Pm time slot. The series follows Ken Corsini, a licensed contractor, and his wife… »

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‘Gaycation’ Hosts Ellen Page & Ian Daniel On Recent Acts Of Intolerance And Violence: “There’s Not Two Sides Here”

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Receiving its second consecutive Emmy nomination this year in the category of Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Viceland’s Gaycation is among those series that seem to be redefining what reality television can be. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, the series sees the creative partners traveling around the globe to place a spotlight on Lgbt communities in different areas, and the level of adversity these people face. In light of the… »

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Hollywood And Washington React Very Differently To Total Eclipse

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The country today took a break from ripping itself apart to revel in a rare total eclipse of the sun. Politicians, on break, got out their deck chairs: I'm Ready! #EclipseDay pic.twitter.com/IIqbJebcww — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 21, 2017 …or made a wish: Most adorable eclipse photo goes to… Jeff Sessions pic.twitter.com/9w4GtWRfnV — Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) August 21, 2017 …while President Donald Trump, back in the renovated White House… »

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‘Friends From College’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

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Netflix has given an eight-episode second-season order to Friends From College. The renewal comes a month after the ensemble comedy created/executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca Delbanco was released on July 14. Friends From College stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park as a sextet of friends from Harvard in interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another who face… »

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‘Power’ Hits Season High Viewership, Despite Online Leaks Of Starz Drama

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With a vital death, a powerful meet-up between old lovers, city power plays plus online leaks and despite facing the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of Game Of Thrones, last night's Power hit a season high among viewers. In what is the fifth-best number the Starz drama has ever done, Sunday's 9 Pm "That Ain't Me" Season 4 episode snared an audience of 1.9 million. That's the best the Courtney Kemp-created Power has done since the 2.01 million who watched the… »

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‘Labor Of Love’ Reality Series About Women’s Quest To Have A Child In Works At Fox

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Exclusive: Fox is eyeing a return to provocative reality fare with Labor Of Love, a new unscripted series project that would follow professional women in their 30s or 40s who decide to have a baby. Labor Of Love, now in early stages of development, hails from Howard Owens and Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content and Project Runway executive producer Desiree Gruber. Alex Duda, former executive producer of Steve Harvey and The Tyra Banks Show and creator of Jerseylicious, has… »

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‘Feud’ Casting Director Eric Dawson Talks John Waters Cameo & The Strengths Of Ryan Murphy’s Process

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When casting a project based on real life figures, directors tend to place primary importance on an actor’s interpretation of a character, rather than any physical resemblance, recognizing that it’s not always possible to find an actor who can embody a character, both spiritually and physically. In the final moments of Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, when stills of Murphy’s cast are juxtaposed with images of the real persons represented, it becomes clear that the… »

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CBS Lands Hot Gary Sanchez Comedy From Ben Schwartz & Laura Moses, Isla Fisher Comedy In Works At Gloria Sanchez

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In a very competitive situation involving a four-way bidding, CBS has landed Things You Should Already Know, an ensemble single-camera comedy about millennials from Ben Schwartz (House Of Lies), Laura Moses, Gary Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios. The project is part of a first-look deal Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company has at CBS TV Studios. It already has yielded a series order, No Activity at CBS All Access. Additionally, Gloria Sanchez, the… »

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Gabrielle Carteris Supporters Continue Win Streak In Local SAG-aftra Elections

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Exclusive: Supporters of SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris continue to rack up wins in local elections across the country – a juggernaut that shows all signs of propelling her to re-election when the ballots for national office are counted Thursday. Supporters of her Unite For Strength slate swept the New England local elections on Friday. Bill Mootos was re-elected to the union's national board of directors, handily defeating four other challengers; Michelle Proude… »

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Trump Address: Broadcast Networks Adjust Monday Night Programming For Afghanistan Speech

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The broadcast networks are adjusting their Monday night programming for President Donald Trump’s primetime address to the nation about Afghanistan: CBS, NBC and Fox are all broadcasting the Potus address live at 9 Pm Et. The Tiffany network will air the speech as a CBS News Special Report, anchored by Anthony Mason. Major Garrett will report from the White House; David Martin from the Pentagon; and Charlie D'Agata from Kabul, Afghanistan. In the Eastern and Central time… »

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Ann Dowd Gives Her Take On Aunt Lydia’s Backstory & As Yet Unseen World Of The Colonies

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Receiving her first pair of Emmy nominations for her exceptional work in Hulu breakout series The Handmaid’s Tale and HBO’s The Leftovers, Ann Dowd is riding high. While Dowd’s nomination is one of 11 for the former series, hers is the sole recognition this year for The Leftovers‘ final season—and, in fact, the first nomination the excellent drama has ever received. Looking at Dowd’s characters in these series—the formidable Aunt Lydia and Patti Levin… »

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Weather Channel’s Eclipse Live Feed Airs Audio Of F-Word

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Oops. The Weather Channel had a bit of a glitch in its live stream of Monday’s total solar eclipse. Just before the TWC/Twitter live feed kicked off, audio of people talking could be heard, along with music playing in the background and a countdown clock visible on the video screen. A female voice came through at one point, saying “Who the f*ck is calling the studio?” Audio was fixed but the glitch did not go unnoticed by a few viewers. (The Twitter livestream is in… »

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Opening Credits Sequence Revealed

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We’re getting the first look at the seventh installment of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology, American Horror Story: Cult, with the release of the opening credits sequence and the election theme coming more clearly into focus. After a close-up of bees swarming and crawling out of someone’s skin, we see what appear to be members of the cult in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton masks along with an American flag covered in blood. During the recent TCA, Ep Alexis Martin Woodall said… »

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‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson: Season 4 Juneteenth Episode “Hopefully Sparks Debate” — Emmys

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When Anthony Anderson (The Shield) and Kenya Barris (Girls Trip) met a few years back, they got to talking about how different their kids' lives were from their own childhoods. As Anderson puts it, "Kenya made a comment like, 'You know, I feel like I went from raising a black family to a black-ish family.'" Thus, Anderson says, the ABC hit show Black-ish was born. Now heading into its fourth season, the show follows Andre Johnson (Anderson) and his family, and explores… »

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Lionsgate TV Exec Andy Richley Joins Fox 21 Television Studios As Svp Development

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Veteran Lionsgate TV development executive Andy Richley has been named Svp Development at Fox 21 Television Studios. He will develop series for cable channels and streaming services, reporting to Fox 21 TV Studios president Bert Salke. Richley moves to Fox 21 TV Studios following a 12-year stint in development and programming at Lionsgate Television, the last six as Svp. He played a key role in the development of such series as Showtime's Weeds and Nurse Jackie, AMC's Mad… »

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