The Academy On Best Picture Oscar Snafu: “We Deeply Regret The Mistake”

Almost 24-hours after the Best Picture Oscar was awarded to La La Land instead of the true winner, Moonlight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has released a statement, apologizing to those involved in the error. (DH)

‘Modern Family’ In Limbo: Actors Without New Contracts As Season 8 Wraps

ABC and studio 20th Century Fox TV are said to be fighting over the top-rated series’ costs. (THR)

Stephen Moyer To Headline FOX ‘X-Men’ Pilot

The project from writer Matt Nix and director Bryan Singer is as yet untitled.  The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. (CS)

Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In Showtime Limited Series ‘Melrose’

The actor will star in and executive-produce Showtime’s five-part limited series Melrose, based on the bestselling Edward St. Aubyn novels. David Nicholls will write the scripts for all five episodes. (TVL)

‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Cast In Jason Katims NBC Pilot ‘Drama High’

Less than 24 hours after her stunning performance at the Oscars, Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho has been tapped to star in Jason Katims’ NBC pilot Drama High. (EW)

Annie Mumolo To Star In Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’

Bridesmaids creator Annie Mumolo has nabbed the title role in Fox’s comedy pilot Amy’s Brother. (VAR)

Rob Riggle To Topline ABC Single-Dad Comedy

The actor is set to star in the network’s untitled single-dad comedy from Telenovela writing duo Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider. (THR)

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck’s Incorporated Canceled After One Season At Syfy

Dystopian corporate drama Incorporated debuted at the end of 2016 but, despite being produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, averaged less than 500,00 viewers in Live + same day viewing. (SR)

Inside The 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

After the lights went out at the Dolby Theatre after the Academy Awards, the biggest names of Hollywood’s biggest night headed to one place: the Vanity Fair Oscar party. (VF)

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