Reese Witherspoon goes straight to series at HBO

Limited series Big Little Lies, written by David E. Kelley and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, was picked up by HBO with a straight-to-series commitment. Witherspoon produces through her Pacific Standard, Kidman through Blossom Films and Kelley via David E. Kelley Productions.

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December will bring a new season of the National Lacrosse League, the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, with the league announcing the Twitter Game of the Week schedule for the second year in a row, featuring a free live broadcast of a key matchup as well as playoff and Champion’s Cup […]

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