WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER TRAILER RELEASED: The full-length trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp has been released. The mini-series, a prequel to the 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, will feature eight episodes showcasing the gang’s first day at Camp Firewood. Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig are all starring, among others.
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MOTHER OF DOINK THE CLOWN SUES WWE: Doink the Clown had serious brain injuries that led to his death, according to a lawsuit filed against WWE by his mother. Doink – his real name is Matthew Osborne – died from a drug overdose in 2013, but according to the lawsuit, his drug addiction was the result of years of concussions sustained while wrestling, a problem that WWE ignored. The lawsuit lists dozens of examples, including the Ultimate Warrior, Mr. Perfect and Randy Savage, who were also plagued by injuries that the WWE ignored, resulting in their deaths as well.
UNIVISION FILES IPO: Univision, the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., has filed an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to Deadline Hollywood. This has been a busy week for the network, which was hit by a $500 million lawsuit from Donald Trump, a GOP presidential candidate who got into hot water after making controversial remarks about immigrants. Trump’s lawsuit demands "an order awarding damages in favor of Mr. Trump for defamation against Defendants, jointly and severally, in an amount to be determined at trial, but believed to be in excess of $500 million, together with interest." Univision hit back, saying the lawsuit is "both factually false and legally ridiculous."
‘I CAN DO THAT!’ IS RENEWED: NBC has renewed the variety show I Can Do That! for eight episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series features six entertainers training and competing to show off talents. The roster of talent for season one included Ciara, Cheryl Burke and Joe Jones. The show is based on an Israeli format and is produced in 15 different countries. NBC is reportedly building up its slate of variety programs with Neil Patrick Harris’ new effort debuting in September.
COURT OVERTURNS DECISION FAVORING ‘BLACK SWAN’ INTERNS: The 2nd Circuit of Appeals delivered a big setback to interns hoping to be paid by studios. The Court vacated a federal judge’s ruling in favor of two interns who worked on Fox Searchlight’s Black Swan, Alex Footman and Eric Glatt. The interns contended that the unpaid internship program violated minimum wage and overtime laws and when a judge found in their favor, many other media and entertainment lawsuits were brought to court, with NBCUniversal and Viacom paying millions of dollars to resolve the claims. The lastst ruling states: "In sum, we agree with the defendants that the proper question is whether the intern or the employer is the primary beneficiary of the relationship."