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Past articles by Dominic:

Oscars TV Review: Ceremony Tries To Move Past The Slap With Conventional But Cheery, History-Making Night

Tom Cruise may have been the man who saved Hollywood’s ass, according to Steve Spielberg, but the Top Gun: Maverick star wasn’t in the Dolby Theater tonight to save the Academy Awards. Turned out t… → Read More

Oscars Mockery With Mike Tyson, Jamie Lee Curtis & George Santos Fizzles In ‘SNL’ Cold Open

It had to be the Academy Awards that got burned in tonight’s SNL cold open, didn’t it? But did it have to be this gammy cold open? “Last year’s Oscars had the slap, which was awesome, I mean bad, so bad,” said Heidi Gardner as “either Maria Menounos or Kit Hoover they haven... → Read More

Oscars Seeking To Eschew Politics, Partisanship In Favor Of Old-School Escapism

America may be deeply divided, but politics and the culture wars will not be center stage at this year’s Oscars if the organizers have their way. → Read More

WGA Plans Showrunner Meetings This Week In Advance Of AMPTP Negotiations

EXCLUSIVE: The WGA is planning a series of meetings with top tier showrunners this week as it looks to rally the troops and gain support ahead of its negotiations with the AMPTP. → Read More

Donald Trump’s Train Wreck Appearance In Polluted East Palestine, Ohio Heats Up ‘SNL’ Cold Open

“Oh, it’s wonderful to be here in the town of East Palestine, not a great name,” said the James Austin Johnson portrayed Donald Trump tonight kicking off Saturday Night Live. “I’m here and I brough… → Read More

David Zaslav Praises CNN Adding More GOP Voices; “Balance Strategy” Is “Important,” Warner Bros Discovery Boss Says

Promising “2023 will be a year of building,” Warner Bros Discovery boss David Zaslav made a point today on the company’s latest earnings call to sing the praises of CNN’s “more inclusive range of voices and viewpoints. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 16 Years Behind Bars In L.A. Rape Case; Producer Tells Court He Is “Innocent”

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Thursday in downtown Los Angeles to 16 years in prison for rape and other sex crimes. With the already incarcerated former producer in attendance at the Clara Shortri… → Read More

‘Rust’ Movie To Shoot In Montana In Spring As Alec Baldwin Criminal Case Looms – Update

Rust, the movie on which Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed by a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin, is eyeing spring 2023 to resume production in Montana. → Read More

Alec Baldwin Derides Prosecution In ‘Rust’ Fatal Shooting Criminal Case After Successfully Having Charges Downgraded

Alec Baldwin and his legal team didn’t have anything to say Monday when the Santa Fa D.A. dropped a disputed charge in the fatal Rust shooting criminal case that could have seen the actor behind bars for up to five years for the death of cinematographer Haylna Hutchins. → Read More

Amazon Bets On Design Studio Superplastic With Cash & First Look Deal; Series Based On Crazed Janky & Guggimon Characters In The Works

In 1967's The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman's fresh out of college Benjamin Braddock is told the future is in plastics. In 2023, Amazon is taking some of that advice to heart and betting some of its future on Superplastic. → Read More

Joe Biden Won't Do Sit-Down Interview With Fox As Part Of Super Bowl Pre-Game

It's official: The White House said Friday that President Joe Biden will not be doing a Super Bowl pre-game interview. → Read More

State of the Union: Joe Biden’s Speech Gave A Glimpse Of Potential 2024 Presidential Run; “Let’s Finish The Job”

UPDATED: Joe Biden’s State of the Union included a number of gestures to Republicans, promotion of the spirit of bipartisanship and mention of a whole host of issues that garner backing from … → Read More

Harvey Weinstein Seeks New L.A. Rape Trial Over Jane Doe #1 “False Impression” From D.A.

(Updated with LA DA response) As expected, Harvey Weinstein’s defense team have moved to ask for a new West Coast trial for the incarnated producer. → Read More

‘SNL’ Cold Open Drops The Jokes To Push DOJ Probe Of Tyre Nichols’ Killing By Memphis Cops

“I may look like I was born in a library, but there’s something you should know: Merrick Garland don’t play,” declared Saturday Night Live’s Mikey Day today as the almost SCOTUS Justice. But it was… → Read More

Disney Reorganization Looms Ahead Of First Earnings Report Since Bob Iger’s Return

With Disney set to report earnings on February 8, long-awaited restructuring and layoff plans are expected to be revealed in the coming days. → Read More

Oscars Snubs & Surprises: Tom Cruise, Viola Davis, Taylor Swift, David Bowie & Women Directors Spurned

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were unveiled this morning, and while for some like Everything Everywhere All At Once, All Quiet On The Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin the … → Read More

Sundance Debut! Woman Goes Into Labor During ‘Divinity’ Screening Tonight

In a festival of world premeries galore, Sundance may have had its greatest debut ever tonight. During a screening of Divinity at the Egyptian Theater on Main Street in Park City, a woman went into labor during the movie. → Read More

Sundance Screening Sees Medical Emergency; Ambulance Called To Egyptian Theater – Update

UPDATE: More deatails are emerging of the"medical incident" that occured tonight at a Sudance Film Festival screening. "There seems like some wires got crossed over the walkie-talkies about what actually happened," a local law enforcement official told Deadline. → Read More

Sundance Technical SNAFU Sees US Dramatic Jurors Exit ‘Magazine Dreams’ Premiere

Sundance U.S. dramatic competition jury members — including Marlee Matlin– chose to leave after the festival fell short of providing proper captioning for deaf and hearing impaired audi… → Read More

Jason Momoa On ‘Deep Rising’ Doc’s Impact, A Dad’s Duty To Protect The Environment & More ‘Aquaman’ – Sundance Studio

The Deadline Studio at Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-23 at Hotel Park City, where the cast and creatives behind the best and buzziest titles in this year’s lineup sit down with Deadline’s … → Read More