New Horizons snags image of distant Kuiper Belt target a month early

After NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft collected a trove of data from its six-month-long flyby of Pluto, it set its sights on a much smaller object in the Kuiper Belt — an object dubbed 2014 MU69. Scientists believe MU69 will likely be a rather preserved outer solar system object, one that could provide clues as to […]

Musical Dramedy From Sara Bareilles, J.J. Abrams Snags Apple Series Order

Apple is singing a new tune, with a key assist from Sara Bareilles. The tech giant has given a straight-to-series, 10-episode order to the half-hour dramedy Little Voice, featuring original music by the Jesus Christ Superstar Live headliner. RELATEDBig Sick Duo Developing Immigration Anthology Series at Apple Little Voice joins a robust slate of upcoming Apple […]

Netflix snags ‘Next Gen,’ a star-studded animated film about robots

Just because Netflix’s films got shut out of competition at Cannes doesn’t mean the streaming titan stayed home. The company won a worldwide (except for China) distribution deal worth $ 30 million for the animated film Next Gen with a star-studded cast about a pair of “two unlikely friends in a world filled with robots,” […]

Ricky Gervais Comedy After Life Snags 6-Episode Series Order at Netflix

Ricky Gervais is returning to the single-camera comedy world via Netflix. The streamer has given a six-episode series order to After Life, a half-hour sitcom starring the Office, Extras and Derek vet as a widower who abandons his internal censor. Here’s the official logline: Tony had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, […]

James Webb Telescope sun shield snags, further launch delays likely

Enlarge / NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center’s historic Chamber A for vacuum testing on June 20, 2017. (credit: NASA) A new report on the James Webb Space Telescope has found that ongoing technical issues with final testing and assembly of the $ 8.8 billion project will probably cause the […]

‘The Kindergarten Teacher’: Netflix Snags Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Award-Winning Sundance Drama

Another Sundance movie has found a home. Netflix has scooped up the rights to writer/director Sara Colangelo‘s The Kindergarten Teacher in the U.S. and Canada, and they’ll make the film available for subscribers to stream sometime this year. Maggie Gyllenhaal produced the movie and stars as a teacher who becomes dangerously obsessed with nurturing the […]

Apple snags drama series based on Kevin Durant’s childhood

Apple’s slate of original shows keeps growing and growing and the latest addition is a drama based on the early life of Kevin Durant. Swagger will focus on youth basketball players, their families and their coaches and will draw on Durant’s experiences playing basketball with the Amateur Athletic Union in the Washington DC area. Durant, […]

‘Gambit’ Snags ‘Cloverfield’ Star Lizzy Caplan as Its Female Lead

20th Century Fox’s Gambit solo movie was originally scheduled to hit theaters over a year ago, but several starts and stops and a revolving door of directors kicked its release back to 2019. And since the movie has just found a director in Gore Verbinski, important casting decisions are happening: Lizzy Caplan, the star of movies like Cloverfield and […]

Amazon taps Kohl’s, Google snags Home Depot as AI assistants compete for your attention (and money)

Amazon and Google took steps today in their continuous march to bring AI assistants Alexa and Google Assistant closer to consumers by partnering with big box stores. Kohl’s will now sell some Amazon products, including the Echo and Echo Dot, in 10 of its stores in Chicago and Los Angeles, while Google announced that Home […]