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YouTube Adds Jon Wax and Angela Courtin to Originals Team

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YouTube continues to ramp up its focus on original programming, hiring two entertainment executives to spearhead its YouTube Red Originals content division. Former Wgn Evp of Scripted Programming Jon Wax is joining YouTube as head of Drama, Scripted and Current Programming, along with Angela Courtin, former Evp and Chief Marketing Officer at Fox. Courtin will become Global Head of YouTube TV and Originals Marketing. Wax joined Wgn in 2013, and worked on series like “Salem,” and “Manhattan.” Before that, He spent 15 years on the Fox lot, where he was involved in a number of shows, including “Prison Break,” “24,” and »


- Sean Burch

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Will Feds Seize ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli’s $2 Million Wu-Tang Clan CD?

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When federal prosecutors unsealed their securities fraud indictments of “Pharma Bro” hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli, they added a warning that “the government will seek forfeiture” of “any property” traced to Shkreli’s crimes if convicted. Now that Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud in Brooklyn on Aug. 4, one of his most mysterious and expensive pieces of property that might be up for government seizure and auction is “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” the one-of-a-kind copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s double album sold to Shkreli in 2015 for a record price of $2 million. The feds refuse to say whether they »


- Susan Seager and Jeremy Fuster

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Latest HBO Leak Includes Scripts for Unaired Episodes of ‘Divorce,’ ‘Vice Principals,’ ‘Sharp Objects’

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Hackers released new HBO data on Wednesday, including scripts for unaired episodes of “Divorce” and “Vice Principals.” Also released in the so-called “fourth wave” of the hackers’ info dump were scripts for such new series as Amy Adams’ “Sharp Objects,” along with documents about the shoot for “Westworld” Season 2. HBO responded by referring to its previous statement: “It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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TV or Not TV? Emmy Nominee Ava DuVernay Doesn’t Care

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A version of this story about Ava DuVernay first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Ava DuVernay‘s sobering documentary “13th,” which explores the systematic disenfranchisement of African Americans from the Jim Crow era through today’s mass incarceration, has already been through awards season. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in January, sending DuVernay through the craziness of the Oscar race — and then, six months later, it landed eight Emmy nominations, including nods for directing, editing, writing, music, cinematography and sound, as well as Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. »


- Steve Pond

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Fox News’ Shepard Smith Couldn’t Book Any Republicans to Back Trump on Charlottesville (Video)

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Fox News host Shepard Smith was unable to find a single Republican to appear on his show to defend President Trump’s recent comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia that occurred during a recent rally for white supremacists. “Our booking team — and they’re good — reached out to Republicans of all stripes, across the country today. Let’s be honest, Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News Channel,” Smith said during his Wednesday broadcast. “We couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here, because we thought, in balance, someone should do that.” Smith continued: “We worked very hard at. »


- Brian Flood

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Watch Pink Get Political in ‘What About Us’ (Video)

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Pink’s latest music video for her new song, “What About Us,” makes a political statement that’s both powerful and timely. In it, the pop star sings about “waking up” and fighting injustice amid images of police cars, search lights, and people drowning in despair. A clip of New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s National Convention ahead of Trump’s appearance speech plays at the start of the video, while a different male voice proclaims, “We are going to reject hate! We are going to reject racism!” Also Read: Moby Explodes Swastika-Dollar Sign Trump in New Video This, plus »


- Ashley Eady

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White Nationalists Seek to ‘Top’ Charlottesville and 7 More Shockers From Vice News Doc (Photos)

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Monday night’s episode of “Vice News Tonight” on HBO took a deep dive into the violent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. The short documentary has gone viral, and features powerful interviews with white supremacist leaders as well as with victims and activists in Charlottesville. Scroll through for our takeaways from the doc. 1. White supremacists are proud of their violence “Of course we’re capable ,” said Christopher Cantwell, a white supremacist speaker for “Unite the Right.” “I’m carrying a pistol, I go to the gym all the time. I’m trying to make myself more capable of violence. »

- Ashley Boucher

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Michael Rapaport Slams Jared Kushner Over Trump Nazi Comments: ‘Are You a F–ing Mute?’ (Video)

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Michael Rapaport has lashed out at Jared Kushner over Donald Trump’s soft stance on Nazis. The Jewish podcast host posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday criticizing Kushner for not speaking out after Trump said during a press conference that “both sides” share the blame for the violence at white supremacist rallies over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The president’s comments have received widespread criticism, while earning praise from former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. “What kind of advice have you been giving out lately, huh? You penny-pinching, pissing-while-you-sit punk,” Rapaport said of Kushner, who is Trump’s senior adviser and. »


- Ryan Gajewski and Brian Flood

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Double Emmy Nominee Ann Dowd on Becoming an ‘Overnight’ Sensation in Her 60s (Video)

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This story on Ann Dowd first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Veteran character actress Ann Dowd chuckles at the idea that she could be an “overnight sensation” at age 61, landing her first two Emmy nominations this year for her work in HBO’s “The Leftovers” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” “Many overnights,” she said, laughing. Dowd has been a working actress for four decades, on stage in Chicago and New York before transitioning to character roles in TV and in movies like “Lorenzo’s Oil,” “Green Card,” “Garden State” and “Philadelphia. »


- Thom Geier

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Ron Howard Teases Death Star in ‘Han Solo’ Movie (Photo)

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Director Ron Howard teased the Death Star in the untitled “Han Solo” movie by showing off the helmet of Imperial personnel inside some kind of military base occupied by the Galactic Empire on Wednesday. “The Empire Looms Large,” the director tweeted. The image of the set features an Imperial Navy helmet worn by Death Star troopers along with a panel that looks very similar to the one Luke, Han and Chewbacca would encounter throughout the original “Star Wars” trilogy. The Empire Looms Large pic.twitter.com/IN7GiiJtXY — Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 16, 2017 Read More See Ron Howard's latest Power Move. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘The Night Of’ Star Bill Camp on Letting Out ‘The Beast’ in His Dogged Detective (Video)

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A version of this story on Bill Camp first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. The lead acting nominees from Richard Price and Steven Zaillian’s dark and riveting HBO miniseries “The Night Of” are Riz Ahmed as Naz, a young Pakistani-American student accused of murder, and John Turturro, who took over a role originally intended for the late James Gandolfini, as his weary attorney, John Stone. Both men give powerful performances, but two other cast members supply richly textured performances in supporting roles: Michael Kenneth Williams as a prison kingpin and Bill Camp as an. »


- Steve Pond

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Blake Lively’s Spy Thriller ‘The Rhythm Section’ Heads to Paramount

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Blake Lively’s spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” has been picked up by Paramount Pictures, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The studio is set to team up with Im Global and James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli on the female espionage thriller. “The Handmaid’s Tale” director Reed Morano is directing the film, which is planned to become part of a film franchise. Paramount will distribute the film in most world territories. Also Read: Blake Lively to Star in Female Spy Franchise From James Bond Producers Last month, it was announced that Lively was cast in the pedigreed. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Ryan Reynolds Leads ‘Deadpool 2’ Moment of Silence for Stuntwoman Killed on Set

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Ryan Reynolds and the crew of “Deadpool 2” observed a moment of silence for the stuntwoman killed on set before they resumed filming on Wednesday morning. Crew members huddled up around Reynolds and bowed their heads after he said a few words in remembrance while on the Vancouver, Canada, filming location. The stuntwoman killed on the “Deadpool 2” set on Monday was earlier identified as Joi “Sj” Harris, her Facebook page confirmed. Also Read: Stuntwoman Killed on 'Deadpool 2' Set Identified Harris, a native of Brooklyn, New York, was performing a motorbike stunt for the sequel to last »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Charlottesville Victim’s Mother Speaks Out: ‘They Tried to Kill My Child to Shut Her Up’ (Video)

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The mother of Heather Heyer — the woman killed at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend — spoke at her daughter’s memorial service on Wednesday, delivering a moving tribute and an impassioned call to action. “I think the reason that what happened to Heather has struck a chord is because we know that what she did is achievable. We don’t all have to die. We don’t all have to sacrifice our lives,” Susan Bro said at the televised service. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well guess what, you just magnified her.” Heyer, »

- Reid Nakamura

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Double Emmy Nominee Ron Howard on Why the Beatles Are Like Albert Einstein

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A version of this story on Ron Howard first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Ron Howard might have been a little distracted when Emmy nominations were announced on July 13 — because less than three weeks earlier, he’d agreed to take over the directing chores on Lucasfilm’s untitled Han Solo movie. But he also had good reason to pay attention, because he ended up with one nomination for directing the first episode of the limited series “Genius,” and another for his documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.” As a. »


- Steve Pond

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Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Leader Cries: ‘I’m Afraid You’re Going to Kill Me’ (Video)

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Christopher Cantwell, the neo-Nazi leader who was featured throughout Vice News Tonight’s viral special documenting the violence in Charlottesville, released a video in which he cries to police that he is “terrified” and “afraid” he will be killed. Vice News Tonight’s “Charlottesville: Race and Terror” documents a reporter who was embedded with Cantwell’s neo-Nazi group throughout the chaotic weekend of violence in Charlottesville. Cantwell is shown defending police brutality toward black men, carrying numerous guns and even admitting that he “goes to the gym” to make himself more “capable of violence.” At one point during the Vice report, »

- Brian Flood

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Jennifer Lawrence Shares Impassioned Post-Charlottesville Message: ‘We Must Always Take Sides’

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Jennifer Lawrence has a message for the world — and, seemingly, Donald Trump — following the deadly unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend: Fence-sitting isn’t the way to go. The “Hunger Games” star took to Facebook on Wednesday — a day after President Trump angered many by declaring that there were bad people “on both sides” in the Charlottesville conflict — to share a quote from writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Spoiler alert: Lawrence isn’t buying the “both sides” argument. Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence Wants Charlottesville 'Cowards' Identified “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Star DeMario Jackson Feels ‘Vindicated,’ Admits Suicide ‘Crossed My Mind’

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DeMario Jackson is sharing his thoughts on how “Bachelor in Paradise” handled the disputed incident between himself and fellow Season 4 contestant Corinne Olympios that led to a brief shutdown in production. The ABC dating series returned with its two-part premiere this week following a temporary halt to filming in June to investigate allegations of misconduct. The episodes dealt with the scandal, as the returning cast members told host Chris Harrison that they wanted to resume filming and didn’t think that Jackson or Olympios had done anything wrong. (Neither Jackson nor Olympios returned to the show.) Jackson told “Entertainment Tonight” after. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Moves to Russian Domain, Immediately Drops Offline

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It’s been a bumpy road for neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer this week as it has made multiple attempt to find a home. The site moved to a Russian domain on Wednesday morning — only to drop offline just hours later. The popular destination for white supremacists was briefly live at dailystormer.ru, after Daily Stormer was booted by both GoDaddy and Google earlier in the week for violating its web hosting terms of service. The site had moved to the “dark web” on Tuesday, circumventing the need for a major domain registrar and able to be accessed via Tor, an anonymous. »

- Sean Burch

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Own Orders Drama Series From ‘Moonlight’ Writer Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Own has given a straight-to-series order to a coming of age drama from “Moonlight” co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the network announced on Wednesday. The untitled series, inspired by events from McCraney’s own life, will be set in South Florida at the end of the Obama legacy. Haunted by the death of his closest friend, and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty, a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. McCraney, whose unpublished play served as the basis. »


- Reid Nakamura

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