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The Simpsons aired an episode featuring the popular game League of Legends last Sunday, which was a strange combination of two groups that don't often collide — esports fanatics and sitcom cartoons. The production team consulted with Riot Games, which develops League, but ultimately crafted a satirical take on League of Legends without giving Riot a final vote. Nevertheless, Riot Games' co-head of e-sports Whalen Rozelle seems comfortable with the result, telling The Verge after watching the episode, “As the show is a satirical comedy, we knew they would present their own take. While we were heavily involved as consultants, we were comfortable giving The Simpsons team full control over how they
SAN JOSE, CA -- One of the most powerful female singers on the stage today is coming to perform at the SAP Center in San Jose on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Here's how to get tickets through Patch.com: Enter promo code PATCHTICKETS10 for 10 percent off all Ticket Network tickets, which start at $73. Pink began her seventh concert tour in 2018, the "Beautiful Trauma World Tour", which was scheduled to visit North America and Oceania until Sept. 8, 2018. She later decided to extend the tour until May 2019 to include other U.S. locations and Europe. Pink is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress, who was originally a member of the girl group Choice in 1995. LaFace Records saw potential in
EXCLUSIVE: Will Arnett's Electric Avenue and Rev and Friday Night Dinner producer Big Talk Productions have teamed up to produce an immigration comedy for Sky. I understand that the two companies are working on Detained, written by Zak Shaikh, and the series in currently in the early stages of development at the European pay-TV giant. Detained is based on the real-life experience of Shaikh, who has previously written on shows including TBS comedy Sullivan & Son and Starz' Head Case. It tells the story of a British Muslim hipster trying to get back into America and resume his life after being victim of mistaken identity. Shaikh was born in Manchester UK and is of Pakistani and Indian descent and
Invitations have just gone out for Deadline's fourth annual The Contenders Emmys all-day event, set this year for Sunday, April 7 at a new venue, Paramount Studios. A total of 20 studios and networks are set to participate, bringing showrunners and talent from their biggest Emmy hopefuls including ABC Studios, Netflix, A+E Networks (Lifetime and A&E), CBS Television Studios, Paramount Network, Comedy Central, Amazon Studios, 20th Century Fox Television, HBO, Hulu…
EXCLUSIVE: Comedian/actor Nick Thune (Dave Made A Maze) is set for a key series-regular role in the ensemble cast of Heart of Life, ABC's drama pilot inspired by the John Mayer song. Written by Ben Queen and directed by Anne Fletcher, Heart of Life follows two sets of adult siblings from wildly different worlds who discover they're related and must reassess everything they thought they knew about their shared father. As they explore the mystery of their separate…
After two-plus years, season two of The OA is hitting Netflix tomorrow, March 22. Since the show blew our minds the first time around, we’re not taking any chances. So, we compiled a list of everything you need...
“Many people have asked why artificial intelligence (AI) didn't detect the video from last week's attack automatically,” said Guy Rosen, Facebook VP of integrity, in a blog post published today. In the aftermath of the horrific Christchurch terrorist attack that resulted in the death of 50 people, many are questioning the role the internet played. One writer opined that this felt like the first internet-native mass shooting, given that the perpetrator announced their intentions on 8chan and streamed the attack to Facebook — before the broader online community stepped in to share the footage endlessly across YouTube, Twitter, and Reddit. As the attacker's streaming platform of choice, Facebook has attracted particular scrutiny for its part in the tragedy — including how long it took to react and whether it should have done more.
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 events in 2008 when terrorists laid siege of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Sony Pictures Classics is opening Budapest-set Sunset by László Nemes, whose previous feature, Son Of Saul won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. Sunset is a fictional drama set amid the tense days leading up to World War I. The film will have a slow roll out,
Fans of Chicago, one of the most popular rock bands of the late '60s and '70s, will be excited to see the band unite for another tour in 2019. Formed in 1967 as Chicago Transit Authority, the band initially focused on politically themed songs. But after shortening its name, the band shifted gradually to a soft-rock style that propelled it to fame. Its hits include "Saturday in the Park," "I've Been Searching So Long," "Feeling Stronger Every Day" and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" In 2008, Chicago was ranked by Billboard as No. 13 on the list of top 100 artists of all time. The group has sold more than 100 million records, making it one of the world's best selling artists. In 2018,
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable,” a documentary about the famed competitive surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack when she was a teenager.ESMP will release the film in U.S. theaters on July 12.“Unstoppable” is directed by Aaron Lieber. The documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018 and was also featured at both the Los Angeles Film Festival and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.Also Read: Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios 'Aggressively' Pursues Mergers, Acquisitions With New Exec Hire“Unstoppable” tells the story of surfer Hamilton, who was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark while surfing at age 13, causing the loss of her left arm.But not only did Hamilton survive the attack, she was back on the competitive surfing circuit just a year later. More than a decade later, Hamilton, now a mother, undertakes her greatest challenge: chasing a toddler and the biggest wave of her career. “Unstoppable” is the untold story of the heart of a champion and her resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time. Hamilton is continuously rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete, and brings new meaning to the phrase “surfs like a girl.”Hamilton’s story was also adapted into a feature film called “Soul Surfer” back in 2011.“Unstoppable” includes observational footage of Hamilton and her family as well as archival footage of Hamilton as a young woman. Penny Edmiston and Jane Kelly Kosek are the producers along with Lieber. “Unstoppable” was edited by Carol Martori and was initially funded by surf apparel brand RipCurl and beverage accessory brand Corkcicle.Also Read: Jeremy Renner's Animated Movie 'Arctic Dogs' Acquired by Entertainment Studios for 2019 Release“‘Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable’ is an inspiring and powerful documentary,” Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Entertainment Studios said in a statement. “We know that viewers around the world will be uplifted by Bethany Hamilton’s incredible tale of survival and success!”“Releasing ‘Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable’ into theaters is a dream come true and I am beyond thrilled to be working with Byron Allen and Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures,” Lieber said. “This film was meant for the big screen and I’m excited for people to hear the incredible sound mix by Dolby Atmos and the original score by Kris Bowers. I put my heart and soul into creating a film that would truly immerse the audience into Bethany’s inspiring story.”Read original story Bethany Hamilton Doc ‘Unstoppable’ Lands at Entertainment Studios At TheWrap
Coronation Street has given fans a behind the scenes look at Rana's heartbreaking exit, after she was crushed to death in the factory roof collapse. The ITV soap shared some unseen parts of filming the epic storyline, with actress Faye Brookes - who played Rana's fiancé Kate - saying they've given her the most 'dramatic ending.' Fans were left sobbing on Wednesday when Rana was tragically killed off, dying in Kate's arms amongst the roof rubble on what was supposed to be their wedding day. In the featurette, actress Faye and Bhavna Limbachia spoke candidly about filming the emotional scenes of Rana's death, insisting it was the only way the character could leave the soap. Faye said: 'The writers
On this week's The Five, producer Tracy Mumford gives host Stephanie Curtis her picks for things to watch, read and hear. • Euchre — Euchre is a card game played with partners. It's fast paced and involves "tricks" that teams try to win. The team to get at least three of the tricks wins the game. • "The Carrying" by Ada Limon — This collection of poems from Limon explores a girl caring for aging parents and a woman struggling with fertility. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award. • "Russian Doll" — This show is like a dark take on "Groundhog Day." The main character Nadia (played by Natasha Lyonne) relives her 36th birthday and her death everyday. • "Us" — Jordan Peele, creator of "Get
It was an exciting day for Hellboy fans as Lionsgate has unleashed a new set of posters to throw the spotlight onto the various monsters who inhabit this universe. The poster set also gives a big nod to the movie's comic book influences. It's been a decade, ten long years since Hellboy last hit the screen in Guillermo del Toro's 2008 sequel, The Golden Army. With that much time in between movies, the new version will no doubt take full advantage of the advances in CGI filmmaking that can make movies like this one into instant epics. This time around the main character, our hero Hellboy, is being formulated by Stranger Things' star David Harbour. Neil Marshall is the one in charge of relaunching