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HBO Plans 'Darkly Comic' Film About George Santos
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HBO project is based on book published last week

(Newser) - The "Gatsby-esque journey of a man from nowhere who exploited the system, waged war on truth and swindled one of the wealthiest districts in the country to achieve his American Dream" sounds worthy of a movie. Or so figures HBO, which is developing a film based on the political...

Report: HBO Boss Trolled Critics With Fake Accounts

'Rolling Stone' uncovers texts in which Casey Bloys dictates responses word for word

(Newser) - Before being named HBO's CEO and chairman in 2022 , Casey Bloys launched a campaign aimed at trolling critics who offered unfavorable takes about HBO content as president of original programming, Rolling Stone reports in an exposé. The outlet reviewed text messages that form part of a wrongful termination lawsuit...

Succession Scores 27 Emmy Nominations
3 HBO Shows Score
74 Emmy Nominations

3 HBO Shows Score 74 Emmy Nominations

'Succession' leads the way with 27

(Newser) - HBO dominated Wednesday morning's Emmy nominations, with the elite trio of Succession, The White Lotus, and The Last of Us combining for a whopping 74—though the news comes against the backdrop of the ongoing writers strike and the looming possibility that actors may join them in as little...

Succession Finale Drew Show's Biggest Numbers
HBO: 2.9M Watched
Succession Finale

HBO: 2.9M Watched Succession Finale

Delayed views will boost the number even higher

(Newser) - HBO said 2.9 people million watched the series finale of Succession on Sunday night, reports the AP . That beat the first-night viewing record of 2.75 million for an episode that aired on April 30, earlier in the final season of the family drama about a media company. The...

Did You Hate-Watch Girls? You Might Empathize Now

Taking a closer look at what's spurring people to revisit this show, and other old favorites

(Newser) - The Last of Us has dominated the TV discourse over the past couple of months, but there's another show that has also been creeping up in chats: Girls, Lena Dunham's HBO "dramedy" that saw its final season end about six years ago. An HBO spokesperson tells...

HBO Max Is Changing Its Name
HBO's Changes
Include Its Name

HBO's Changes Include Its Name

Merger with Discovery prompts tweaks to attract subscribers

(Newser) - With HBO Go gone and HBO Now in the past, the streaming service is looking to replace HBO Max, as well. The company, along with a series of changes sparked by its upcoming merger with Discovery+, plans to rename the service Max, Bloomberg reports. Executives of the newly formed Warner...

Get Ready to Say Goodbye to the Roy Family

Jesse Armstrong, creator of HBO's 'Succession,' confirms upcoming 4th season will be show's last

(Newser) - When Game of Thrones ended, there was a good amount of murmuring over whether HBO could find another audience-pleasing series to latch onto as an anchor. Turns out the cable network found one such mooring in Succession, its Emmy-winning show about the conniving, back-stabbing, super-rich Roy family, starring Brian Cox...

Len Dawson Led Chiefs to First Super Bowl
Len Dawson Led Chiefs
to First Super Bowl

Len Dawson Led Chiefs to First Super Bowl

Quarterback helped build league's fan base on ' Inside the NFL'

(Newser) - Whether it was in the huddle during the early days of the AFL or behind the microphone as the NFL grew into the behemoth it is today, Len Dawson carried himself with an unmistakable swagger and self-assurance that earned him the well-worn nickname "Lenny the Cool." He was...

House of the Dragon Has a Fiery Debut

'Game of Thrones' prequel has biggest HBO debut ever, briefly crashes HBO Max

(Newser) - Almost 10 million viewers were on hand for the Sunday night premiere of House of the Dragon on HBO, the largest audience the network has ever seen for a new series debut. The Game of Thrones prequel, however, did not match the 17.9 million who tuned in to the...

Game of Thrones Saga May Not Be Over Yet

HBO is developing a sequel centered on Jon Snow, with actor Kit Harrington expected back

(Newser) - The last time Game of Thrones fans saw Jon Snow, he was headed out of Westeros with the wildlings in the series finale after being exiled. However, the Hollywood Reporter says fans apparently haven't seen the last of him. The outlet reports that HBO is developing a sequel centering...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Pans HBO Series as 'Drearily Dull'

The former Lakers star says 'Winning Time' is 'deliberately dishonest'

(Newser) - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar slammed the HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty for being both "deliberately dishonest" and "drearily dull." The review appeared on the Lakers legend's personal website Tuesday, per Variety . The series is described by HBO as "go[ing] back in time...

HBO Abruptly Pulls Larry David Documentary

'Larry has decided he wants to do it in front of an audience'

(Newser) - In a development some commentators see as life imitating Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO has abruptly pulled a documentary on Larry David—at his request. The two-part documentary The Larry David was supposed to premiere at 9pm Tuesday, but the Curb creator and Seinfeld co-creator apparently wasn't happy with the...

Phony 'Hollywood Success Story' Sentenced to 20 Years

Actor Zachary Horwitz, aka Zach Avery, hears his fate after bilking investors in $650M Ponzi scheme

(Newser) - Update: A Hollywood actor accused of running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme was sentenced Monday to 20 years behind bars in federal prison, reports CNN Business . Per a DOJ release , Zachary Horwitz (aka Zach Avery), 35, was ordered by Judge Mark C. Scarsi, of the US District Court for the Central...

Last of the "Band of Brothers" Dead at 99

Edward Shames and "Easy Company" helped inspire book and HBO series

(Newser) - Edward Shames, a World War II veteran who was the last surviving officer of “Easy Company,” which inspired the HBO miniseries and book “Band of Brothers,” has died, per the AP . He was 99. An obituary posted by the Holomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory said...

In NYC, Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment Awaits You

Airbnb is renting out replica of 'Sex and the City' brownstone ahead of HBO's reboot of show

(Newser) - If you're already getting excited for HBO's Sex and the City reboot coming next month, think how excited you'll be for the chance to stay in Carrie Bradshaw's apartment, too. Well, a replica of it, at any rate. That's the offer now on the table...

Sopranos Creator Talks About Tony's Final Scene

2 years before finale, David Chase got idea for the character to be killed in a small restaurant

(Newser) - Ever since the famous cut-to-black scene in the Sopranos finale, show creator David Chase has been asked the same question over and over and over : Is Tony dead? In a new interview with the The Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter podcast, Chase all but confirms the character did indeed get whacked....

The Wire Creator Pulls Project About Texas Out of Texas

David Simon says he can't ask female cast and crew 'to forgo civil liberties'

(Newser) - Texas' abortion law banning the procedure after six or so weeks of pregnancy "has officially made its impact on the local film scene," with The Wire creator David Simon announcing he won't film an upcoming HBO project in the state, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Baltimore-based TV...

Jessica Chastain Has the Best Reaction to Oscar Isaac Kiss

The star of Scenes from a Marriage seemed to appreciate a Gomez-Morticia comparison

(Newser) - Hollywood stars are supposed to know how to make a fantasy seem tangible. It’s their job. So we don’t want to ruin your dreams by pointing out that Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac are happily married, and not to each other. Each has an impossibly attractive spouse of...

Spike Lee Edits HBO Episode After Criticism

Filmmaker cuts discussion of Twin Towers' collapse from 'NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½'

(Newser) - Spike Lee has re-edited the final episode of a four-part HBO series on the Sept. 11 terror attacks after criticism that it gave a platform to conspiracy theorists. NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½, the first episode of which aired Sunday, explores how New York City has weathered events like the coronavirus pandemic...

Sex and the City May Have Its Samantha Jones Replacement

Nicole Ari Parker looks to be filling the space Kim Cattrall used to

(Newser) - With Samantha Jones officially out, will Sex and the City's famous foursome remain a foursome? All signs point to yes. Sarah Jessica Parker posted an Instagram photo last week that is picking up steam; it shows SJP (SATC's Carrie Bradshaw) with Cynthia Nixon (Miranda), Kristin Davis (Charlotte), and...

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