2019 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Being Announced (Live)

Film Independent Refresh for updates For the third year in a row, New York-based distributor A24 led at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations counting a total 12 noms versus last year’s 17. A24’s nom count this year doubled up on  Amazon Studios, Netflix and The Orchard which all tied for six. Annapurna Pictures followed …

'The Good Doctor', 'Manifest' Split 10 PM Ratings Win; 'The Voice' Tops Night

NBC/ABC NBC’s two-hour The Voice  (1.7 rating in the adults 18-48 demo, 8.958 million viewers) topped Monday’s Big 4 competition in total viewers and the demo. Following the singing competition, NBC’s Manifest (1.1, 6.100M) ranked No. 1 at 10 PM in the demo, though with a season-low rating pending afternoon updates. ABC’s 10 PM The …

Giants' 11th Hour 'Monday Night Football' Win Delivers Mixed Ratings Mixed Results

Ben Margot/Associated Press There was less than three minutes on the clock when New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning saw his chance on Monday Night Football last night and triumphantly took it. In what was the 36th game-winning drive in Manning’s career, the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 27-23, a matchup that brought a …

DC Universe: 'Lost' Actor Kevin Durand Joins 'Swamp Thing' As Villain

Warner Bros Digital Networks EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Durand has joined the cast of the upcoming DC Universe series Swamp Thing in the role of Jason Woodrue, the brilliant but abrasive scientist who longtime fans of DC Comics also know as the transmogrified super-villain called Floronic Man. Durand has been a supervillain before — he portrayed Fred Dukes …

Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry Collapses Backstage, Then Hospitalized

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to a hospital last night after collapsing following a performance at Madison Square Garden in New York with Billy Joel. Perry collapsed in his dressing room after performing Walk This Way on stage. The 68-year-old Perry had recently announced a new single and solo tour. Aerosmith has also planned a …

Chuck Lorre's 600th Vanity Card Is A Two-fer Spanning 'Big Bang Theory

CBS That Chuck Lorre — he’s such a card. The creator of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and Mom — along with three other popular CBS sitcoms of the past two decades — tonight unveils his 600th post-episode vanity card. If fact, it’s a two-parter. The first second-long card appearance came after tonight’s BBT …

AMC Offers Mixed Bag Of Popcorn In Q3 Results: Record Attendance But Losses

REX/Shutterstock Top exhibitor AMC Entertainment offered a mixed third-quarter report card, with attendance records and an eye-opening $120 million in revenue from its Stubs A-List subscription program but also losses that were wider than Wall Street was expecting. Shares in AMC dropped 6% in after-hours trading. They closed at $18.13 during the regular trading session, …

Disney Beats Revenue, Earnings Forecasts, Investors Await More Details On Fox

Rex/Shutterstock UPDATED with earnings numbers: The Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street’s earnings and revenue forecasts for its fourth quarter, thanks to a strong performance by the film studio. The company reported adjusted per-share earnings of $1.48, topping analysts forecasts of $1.34 for the fiscal fourth quarter. It booked record revenues of $14.3 billion, exceeding Wall …

Kitty O'Neil Dies: Deaf 'Bionic Woman' Stuntwoman, Speed Racer Was 72

ABC; Shutterstock Kitty O’Neil, a deaf stuntwoman whose credits include the 1970s series Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman, has died of pneumonia at age 72. Her life story was told in a 1979 TV movie called Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story starring Stockard Channing – with O’Neil herself handling stunts. O’Neil died Nov. 2 …