Category Archives: FX: American Crime Story

Disney-Fox Merger to be a game-changer for Hollywood

After maneuvering past the thorny U.S. Department of Justice’s potential anti-trust issues and Mexico’s reluctant regulatory approval, on Wednesday night, the 71.3 billion U.S dollars acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets by the Walt Disney Company was a done deal.


It is also likely to mark a new era in Hollywood as the Big Six is whittled down

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Marcia Clark is totally not playing out her revenge fantasy

In early 2016, with no discernible anniversary pegs or explanations, two excellent big-deal shows about O.J. Simpson appeared on TV.

One was a five-part documentary from ESPN called “O.J.: Made in America.” And the other was a drama on FX called “The People versus O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Sarah Paulson won an Emmy playing the lead prosecutor in the case, Marcia Clark. It was not a moment the real Marcia Clark cared to revisit.

“It was the most horrible experience of my life,” Clark says.

Clark was already a successful prosecutor, but she became famous for losing a case that seemed like a slam-dunk. And in the process she was slagged by the media — mocked for her clothing and hair, called shrill, strident, emotional — classic sexism. But the 2016 O.J. Simpson resurgence had an unexpected effect on Clark — she became a

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Where Was ‘Pose’ Filmed? The Groundbreaking New Series Is Set In This Iconic US City

As U.S. series Pose arrives on UK television, viewers will be welcomed into the world of 1980s African-American and Latino ball culture. The series tells the story of a black transgender woman, who after a serious medical diagnosis, decides to make some major changes in her life. The groundbreaking show is set in New York City, but where was Pose filmed?

According to Deadline, production on Pose’s first season began in New York City back in October 2017, and the New York Post reports that the series has since filmed at a string of notable hotspots across the U.S. city’s five boroughs — including at the Brooklyn Museum, the Loew’s Moorish movie palace on 175th Street, and the Red Hook pier. According to Vulture, the FX series also used the Chelsea Square Restaurant,

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Donna Air lands role in the second series of BBC legal drama The Split

SHE knows a thing or two about break-ups after calling time on her romance with Kate Middleton’s brother James.

Now Donna Air will be able to channel her experiences into BBC legal drama The Split, after landing a role in the second series.

 Donna will star opposite Doc Brown as the pair go through a very bitter divorce
Donna will star opposite Doc Brown as the pair go through a very bitter divorce

In an exclusive interview, Donna said: “I am a huge fan of The Split. It has a brilliant cast, which I am very excited to be part of.

“It’s a dream to work with a writer like Abi Morgan and to be back on the BBC where I began my career as a little girl.”

Donna — whose first telly gig

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Hollywood Docket: FX’s ‘Gianni Versace’ Series; Sportscaster’s Slogan; Mel Gibson Movie

An anonymous individual is suing FX and Netflix in what appears to be an objection over the TV series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Although the complaint doesn’t specifically mention the show, co-defendants also include Maureen Orth, whose Vulgar Favors book formed the basis of the series, as well as Tom Rob Smith, one of the co-writers of the show.

The plaintiff recounts a 2000 settlement with Orth that resolved claims of defamation and privacy invasion. 

“At a point in time presently unknown to Plaintiff, Orth, Smith, and FXN jointly collaborated on the publication of matter concerning Plaintiff which is both false, and defamatory per se, including a false implication that Plaintiff is a chronic abuser of alcohol who consumes alcohol throughout the day,” states the complaint (read here).

Other developments in entertainment law:

— David Johnson, a sportscaster who says he coined the iconic phrase, “And down

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Report: Netflix and FX Sued for Defamation Due To The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Netflix, FX, Maureen Orth, and Tom Rob Smith are reportedly being sued by an anonymous person for defamation due to their portrayal in Maureen Orth’s nonfiction book Vulgar Favors, and the subsequent adaptation for television, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

According to The Blast, the lawsuit was filed anonymously this past Tuesday. The lawsuit doesn’t directly name the show, but instead, it names the two networks, and also Maureen Orth and Tom Bob Smith. As mentioned previously, Orth wrote the nonfiction book Vulgar Favors. Tom Bob Smith wrote every single episode of the television adaptation.

In court documents reportedly obtained by The Blast, the plaintiff who is listed as J. Roe, claims that they sued Orth back in 2000 for both invasion of privacy and/or defamation. Roe goes on to claim that

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Lawsuit: Netflix, FX, And Authors Of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Sued In Defamation Case

A defamation lawsuit has been filed against the networks that aired “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and the author that wrote the book the show was based on .

While the plaintiff in the case is remaining anonymous, they have filed a lawsuit against Netflix, FX, and author Maureen Orth as well as Tom Rob Smith, the writer of the show. Orth wrote the nonfiction book “Vulgar Favors” that was used to create the TV series.

While the defendants are not named specifically in the suit, the show did air on the two networks.

The plaintiff in the case contends that Orth violated a confidential settlement agreement from 2000, where they allege invasion of privacy and defamation because of the show, which portrays a character as “a chronic abuser of alcohol who consumers alcohol throughout the day,” The Blast reported.

While the anonymous party claims the two

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Prolific, Award-Winning Director/Producer Among the Honorees at the Fifth Annual Truth Awards

PHOTO CAPTION ABOVE: Prolific writer/director Anthony Hemingway accepts History Maker Award at the fifth annual Truth Awards from fellow actresses  Aisha Hinds and Amirah Vann. Photo by Andreas Branch

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LOS ANGELES — In the spirit of awards season, the Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA) in association with award-winning actress/activist  and her non-profit organization, The DIVA Foundation, feted African Americans in the LGBTQ+ community at the fifth annual Truth Awards. The Truth Awards was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Los Angeles. Actress Angela Robinson of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots” on OWN returned as this year’s host. Plus, there was a special musical performance by RB singer/songwriter Tweet. Interestingly, this year’s

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Disney now owns 21st Century Fox. How it will impact your Apple TV viewing

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Published on March 20th, 2019 | by Brad Gibson


The mouse is now in the Fox house. As of Wednesday morning, the Walt Disney Company officially owns 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion in cash and stock.

The deal, which closed Wednesday at 12:02 a.m. eastern time, reshapes the media landscape and makes Disney an even greater entertainment behemoth. 

The actual purchase will mean little – at least not immediately – for the public at large. But in the coming months its impact will be felt by consumers – and Apple TV users – in a variety of ways.

For starters, it’s important to note the Disney-Fox deal isn’t a total takeover. Mickey Mouse is not acquiring Fox Broadcasting Company and channels like Fox News, Fox Sports, or the Fox Television

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Morning Roundup: Mar. 20, 2019

Wendy Williams Reveals She’s Been Staying in a Sober Living House [Washington Post]
TV personality Wendy Williams revealed that she has been staying at a sober living home. Williams has been candid about battling a cocaine problem and promotes recovery support through her family’s foundation.

Maine Lawmakers Discuss Bill to Create Substance Abuse Cabinet [Maine Public]
A new “substance abuse disorder cabinet” has been proposed in the Maine Legislature. The cabinet will include officials from all state departments.

Mindfulness Could Be a Key to Recovering from Substance Use Disorder, USC Experts Say [USC News]
Encouraged by the positive impact that mindfulness can have on people in recovery, USC is recruiting participants for a new study that will examine whether mindfulness can help young people who are in treatment for drug use and mental

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