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HOLLYWOOD NOTEBOOK: Legendary wins 'Bad Blood'

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in "Bad Blood," a movie about the beleagured biotech startup Theranos. | Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Catch up on the latest action, drama and comedy in the world of Hollywood, whether it's the movers and shakers behind the scenes or the actors on set.

The C-Suite:

  • Julie McNamara, head of CBS Television Studios drama development, will be the new executive vice president of original content at CBS All Access, the network's new subscriber video-on-demand and live streaming service. The Hollywood Reporter
  • Jill Holmes leaves VH1, where she was head of West Coast development and production, after more than 17 years. She transitions to a producer with a first-look deal at the cable network. Deadline

The Call Sheet:

  • HBO cancelled the second season of its low-rated rock drama "Vinyl" before it began production. The premium cable network had ordered the second season after the show's premiere earlier this year. Variety
  • TV's original Wonder Woman, actress Lynda Carter, will play the president in The CW's "Supergirl" TV series in a recurring role. The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston confirmed that he will be playing the mentor Zordon in the upcoming "Power Rangers" movie. Twitter

The Ledger: 

  • Key cast members of HBO's "Game of Thrones" will get big raises for the hit series' upcoming seventh and eighth seasons. Stars including Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will reportedly each get more than $500,000 per episode. Deadline
  • Legendary prevailed in a studio auction for director Adam McKay's and star Jennifer Lawrence's upcoming film, "Bad Blood," a fictionalized account of the Theranos blood testing company fiasco. Variety

The Docket:

  • As part of a class-action lawsuit settlement, Ticketmaster is giving away discounted and free tickets to upcoming events, which could affect millions of people. Anyone who bought through Ticketmaster between Oct. 21, 1999, and Feb. 27, 2013, got an email with instructions. Los Angeles Times
  • Led Zeppelin prevailed in a suit claiming that the opening riff from its iconic "Stairway to Heaven" was copied from a song by obscure L.A. rock band Spirit. A jury rejected the claim after listening to testimony from Zeppelin members Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Entertainment Weekly

The Credits:

  • "His reputation as an artist preceded him ... I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer." —Walter Koenig, "Star Trek's" original Chekov, on the death of Anton Yelchin, who played the character in new "Trek" films. The Hollywood Reporter
  • "I think the main thing we learned is that people don’t like to see their heroes deconstructed. ... They like seeing them in all their glory." —Producer Deborah Snyder on what she learned from the negative reaction to "Batman v Superman." Birth.Movies.Death.
June 24, 2016 - 2:25pm