Here’s what happened when Trump asked Bill Gates to be his science advisor

Here’s what happened when Trump asked Bill Gates to be his science advisor

In a March meeting with Bill Gates, President Trump reportedly asked the billionaire philanthropist if he wanted the prestigious job of White House science advisor, a role that’s been left unfilled up to this point.  Apparently, without hesitation, Gates declined the proposition, according to Stat News, which recently sat down with Gates to discuss the rather unsettling possibility of another virulent global flu pandemic. (In 1918-1919, a now common strain of flu killed as many as 50 million people worldwide.) SEE ALSO: You’re more likely to get the flu from…

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Miramax, Lionsgate, MGM Drop Out Of Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Auction

Miramax, Lionsgate, MGM Drop Out Of Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Auction

EXCLUSIVE: Lantern Capital’s path toward winning the assets of The Weinstein Company just got much clearer. Sources said that Miramax, Lionsgate, MGM and Vine and Shamrock have all decided not to tender bids. “It looks like nobody showed up today,” was how one informed source put it. Those companies had been angling through the early bidding process for the assets of a company that hit the rocks following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Lantern Capital, which was part of…Read full story

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Imagine’s Brian Grazer Wins ‘The Warehouse’ Book Auction As Directing Vehicle For ‘Han Solo’s Ron Howard

Imagine’s Brian Grazer Wins ‘The Warehouse’ Book Auction As Directing Vehicle For ‘Han Solo’s Ron Howard

EXCLUSIVE: Imagine Entertainment chief Brian Grazer stepped in front of the competition to win screen rights to the Rob Hart novel The Warehouse. In a high six figure deal, Imagine moved quickly to beat out four other bidders for movie and TV. The novel will be a directing vehicle for Grazer’s partner Ron Howard, who will be in Cannes next week for the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Grazer will produce The Warehouse. This all happened with great speed as the…Read full story

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Twitter announces new video partnerships with NBCUniversal and ESPN

Twitter announces new video partnerships with NBCUniversal and ESPN

Twitter is hosting its Digital Content NewFronts tonight, where it’s unveiling 30 renewals and new content deals — the company says that’s nearly twice as many as it announced last year. Those include partnerships with the big players in media — starting with NBCUniversal, which will be sharing live video and clips from properties including NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo. Twitter also announced some of the shows it will be airing as part of the ESPN deal announced earlier today: SportsCenter Live (a Twitter version of the network’s flagship) and…

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Twitter announces new video partnerships with NBCUniversal and ESPN

Twitter announces new video partnerships with NBCUniversal and ESPN

Twitter is hosting its Digital Content NewFronts tonight, where it’s unveiling 30 renewals and new content deals — the company says that’s nearly twice as many as it announced last year. Those include partnerships with the big players in media — starting with NBCUniversal, which will be sharing live video and clips from properties including NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo. Twitter also announced some of the shows it will be airing as part of the ESPN deal announced earlier today: SportsCenter Live (a Twitter version of the network’s flagship) and…

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John Cena Replaces Dwayne Johnson as Lead in ‘The Janson Directive’

John Cena Replaces Dwayne Johnson as Lead in ‘The Janson Directive’

Large men Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena are teaming for an adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Directive. Sort of. Johnson was originally going to star in the film, but his busy schedule has gotten in the way. Now, Cena will fill the part Johnson has vacated while Johnson serves as executive producer. The Janson Directive, a posthumous novel from Bourne Identity author Robert Ludlum, is getting the big screen treatment. Previously, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was all set to star in the film. But as I’m sure you know, The Rock…

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Twitter Unveils 30 Collaborations For 2018: NBCU, Will Packer, Vice & More

Twitter Unveils 30 Collaborations For 2018: NBCU, Will Packer, Vice & More

Twitter has taken wraps off plans for more than 30 new collaborations in the areas of entertainment, news, sports and gaming in 2018, part of its slew of announcements at its annual NewFronts presentation this afternoon in New York. The new deals, along with renewals of existing deals, ramps up the social media giant’s live and on demand original programming, games and events content. The news comes after Disney and Twitter announced a new advertising and content deal…Read full story

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‘The Grudge’: Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler & Frankie Faison Join Sony’s Remake

‘The Grudge’: Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler & Frankie Faison Join Sony’s Remake

EXCLUSIVE: Sony is firming up the cast for its remake of The Grudge with the addition of two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, star of the Netflix series GLOW, William Sadler, and Frankie Faison. The group joins previously announced cast Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho and Lin Shaye as filming is scheduled to start in May. Nicolas Pesce is attached to helm the piece, a reimagining to 2004 version (based on the 2002 Japanese original Ju-on) that…Read full story

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The ultimate gift guide for college grads

The ultimate gift guide for college grads

Ah, graduation. It’s a big step in the lives of young adults everywhere, a time for them to say goodbye to their college years and enter the world of adulthood. It’s a time for celebration. And with any celebration comes gifts. SEE ALSO: Jazz up your graduation cap with these 14 clever designs While sentimental items like Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and framed photographs are certainly touching, there’s an even better idea out there: Get recent graduates gifts you know they’ll use.  Not sure what that might be? Never…

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