In a stunning rebuke of the media’s coverage of the presidential race to date, President Obama told the media to knock off trolling for ratings and clicks with emphasis on the “circus,” because it is dangerous for the country. “What I’m concerned about is the degree to which reporting and information starts emphasizing the spectacle and the circus, because that’ not something we can afford” in this election cycle,” Obama said when asked for his reaction to Donald Trump

Paul James, who recurred on the first season of Hulu drama series The Path, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. Paul plays Sean Egan, a young member of the Meyerist Movement whose tragic past has led him to the New York compound where he finds love in fellow novice Mary Cox (Emma Greenwell). Created by Jessica Goldberg, The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. The series, which…

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Over the last month, Captain America: Civil War has been seen by critics and some fans at special screenings, and it even opened up in many international territories last week. Last night, it finally premiered across the United States to the general …

Jesse Peretz has just sealed a deal to direct the film Juliet, Naked based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby, who is the genius behind About a Boy, High Fidelity and Brooklyn. Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession. Financing is Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF) is…

BREAKING: The Final Six, by Alexandra Monir has been acquired by Sony in a pre-emptive deal with Sony. The studio bought it on a partial novel, with only a few chapters available to read. Deal was done before a publishing pact was put in place. Fueled by this deal, that book rights auction is now imminent. The story imagines a present-day world under a first-of-its-kind coalition between the United Nations and the international space agencies, with a plot to send a team…

Patrick Schwarzenegger and Liana Liberato have come aboard to star in director’s Marco Kreuzpaintner Undying which is being described as a modern-day Ghost. The film is being produced by Film House Germany’s Summerstorm and Thunder Road Pictures and Lotus Entertainment will begin selling the picture at the Cannes Film Festival. Written by O’Neil Sharma and Max Work, Undying centers on 18-year-old Chris (Schwarzenegger), who becomes stranded between life and death when a…

Rickey E. Smith Jr., a Season 2 finalist on Fox’s American Idol, was killed in a wrong-way crash on an Oklahoma highway early Friday. Acccording to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and local media reports, Smith was driving eastbound on Interstate 240 just outside of Oklahoma City at about 3 AM when he was hit head-on by a pick-up truck heading westbound. The 36-year-old Smith died at the scene. Smith, an Oklahoma native, was honored by the state in 2003 for his performance on…

EXCLUSIVE: A legendary wise-guy reunion is in the offing and it could become the hottest international sales title at Cannes if a deal makes in time. Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating The Irishmanwhich may bring together Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci (amongst others) in one film — is coming together very quickly and could be made available to international buyers if Paramount, which currently controls the project, finishes a deal to sell international rights…