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Final Season of ‘Portlandia’ Will Say ‘Oh, Hello’ to John Mulaney and Nick Kroll
It’s a damn shame, but the comedy sketch series Portlandia is coming to an end after being renewed for an eighth and final season on IFC. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have assembled a cavalcade of hilarious characters over the years, and they’ve brought some of their best comedian friends into the show with them […]
- Ethan Anderton
‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter
Not much is known about the different “Game of Thrones” spinoffs in development in HBO, though it has been confirmed that all four are prequels and will feature no existing characters. Courtesy of an IGN interview with Jane Goldman, who’s writing one of the proposed spinoffs, we now know that hers will be “recognizable as a past event” to those familiar with Westeros.
Though she emphasizes that she “can say absolutely nothing” in terms of plot details, the “Kick-Ass” screenwriter responds in the affirmative when asked if her spinoff will feature any magic or supernatural elements. Goldman is developing the show alongside George R. R. Martin, and says that she’s “had the pleasure of going to spend some time with him and working on things »
- Michael Nordine
Teen Wolf's Ryan Kelley Talks 'Crazy' Final Episodes, Laments Parrish and Lydia's Unexplored 'Connection'
One of Sunday’s back-to-back episodes of Teen Wolf (MTV, 8/7c) reveals the name of the mysterious, corpse-looking Big Bad of the final season — and it’s a mouthful. Fortunately, Ryan Kelley has a helpful alternative for fans.
“We just called him ‘Pulpy’ on set,” the actor tells TVLine. “He’s just this gooey, slippery, nasty guy — real creepy.”
RelatedTeen Wolf Series Finale Date Set for September
Unfortunately, the villain’s weirdly adorable nickname is one of the few specific details Kelley can still recall from the final 10 episodes’ unconventional shoot.
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Steven Soderbergh Reveals 2 Versions Of HBO Project ‘Mosaic’
“Logan Lucky” races into cinemas today, with Steven Soderbergh firing on all cylinders for his hugely enjoyable heist comedy. But as always, the director is shifting gears for his next effort, the HBO project “Mosaic.” The project, which has been kept under wraps for quite some time, stars Garrett Hedlund and Sharon Stone, with Ed Solomon (“Men in Black,” “Charlie’s Angels“) writing the script for the story that will allow users to pursue different narrative paths, utilizing a new state-of-the-art app.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Bruce Forsyth, Legendary British Entertainer, Dies at 89
A statement from Wilson said: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.”
The popular variety entertainer, who was a mainstay of British television from the 1970s onwards, made his television debut at age 14 singing and dancing on a talent show. He became a household name in the U.K. in the late 1950s after being invited to take over from comedian Tommy Trinder as host of television variety show “Sunday Night at the London Palladium” in 1958.
In the 1970s he proved popular as a gameshow host, fronting the long-running “The Generation Game” for the BBC before moving to rival broadcaster ITV to host another long-running gameshow, “Play »
- Robert Mitchell
Malcolm-Jamal Warner to Guest Star on Showtime Comedy ‘White Famous’ (Exclusive)
A “Cosby Show” alum is moving on to Showtime. Malcolm-Jamal Warner will guest star on the upcoming comedy “White Famous,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. The new show stars “Saturday Night Live” alum Jay Pharoah as a rising comedian. Warner will be playing Nelson Youngblood, an icon in the African-American community and a moral compass. Also Read: Wrong Black Guy: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Addressed as Malcolm-Jamal Warner at TCA Warner has been making the rounds in Hollywood over the past few years with major roles in “American Crime Story” and the upcoming series “Ten Days in the Valley” on ABC. He also had a recurring. »
- Carli Velocci
Gotham Casts New Villain and Friend for Bruce
Benedict is set to play Cherry, the owner of a fight club in The Narrows a.k.a Gotham's most dangerous neighborhood. This fight club will
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- Lindsay Macdonald
Stephen King Has Confidence in JJ Abrams for Castle Rock
There is no questioning the fact that Stephen King is one of the most prolific authors of our time, having written countless masterpieces over the years. If you doubt the validity of the aforementioned statement, just take a moment to allow your memory to remind you of how many of King’s books have been adapted for the big screen and become classics. Start with films like Pet Cemetary, The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, and Misery for starters. There are some Stephen King fans that have not been happy with the way Hollywood has translated his novels into film, but nevertheless,
- Rick Wallace
BBC Acquires ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ for the U.K.
The BBC has acquired FX’s anthology series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” for the U.K. The second season of “American Crime Story” will air on BBC Two in 2018.
The channel also aired the show’s award-winning first season, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which was widely acclaimed by British critics. The follow-up, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” follows the events surrounding the death of the legendary fashion designer in the summer of 1997. Edgar Ramirez stars as Versace, with Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz (pictured) playing Donatella Versace, Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan and Ricky Martin as Versace’s partner, Antonio D’Amico.
“With ‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson,’ the brilliant Ryan Murphy and his team crafted a unique and utterly compelling television event which managed to get the nation talking once more about one of the biggest cases in history,” said Sue Deeks, head »
- Robert Mitchell
Game of Thrones Season 8 to Start Filming in October
He said as much while promoting his newest film Shot Caller in an interview with Collider, revealing, "I knew what was going to happen for the first three seasons. After
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- Amanda Bell
This is the “Three’s Company” Unaired Pilot of 1976
Just when you thought that you’d seen every episode of the popular sitcom “Three’s Company,” an old pilot surfaces. The pilot was made in 1976, but it was never aired. It’s odd that the producers would put in all of the time and expense to create an episode and then just let it sit on the shelves all of these years. There must have been something about the pilot that they felt could be improved upon. While it was similar to the pilot that actually did air, there were some glaring differences. Here is what we found out with a
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
Is Trump Unfit? Racist? Ill? CNN Host Poses “Out Of Bounds” Questions
CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter began this morning’s program with a heads-up – “This was not a normal week so this is not a normal show” – before raising questions he conceded were usually posed off the air: Is Donald Trump a racist? Ill? Unfit to serve? Though Stelter’s questions – posed to a panel including reporter Carl Bernstein, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley and former Ted Cruz communication director Alice Stewart – weren’t as broadcast-verboten… »
Bachelor in Paradise Baby: Carly Waddell and Evan Bass Expecting a Girl
The Bachelor in Paradise stars have announced that they will be welcoming a girl to their family, telling Et Online, "We got the call at 1 [p.m.] from our doctor telling us it was a girl, and we both wept. We were shocked and elated! I
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- Amanda Bell
How in the World is a Live Action Dumbo with Tim Burton at the Helm Going To Work?
Whatever it’s going to be, a live-action reboot of Dumbo done by Tim Burton seems like it’s going to be a bit darker than most fans would like to see. Do keep in mind the general tone and appearance of the average Tim Burton movie. Even if has chipper and upbeat tones to it there is usually something darker and more pervasive underneath that is just waiting to reach out and grip your attention. It could be just past experience with his movies talking, but a lot of fans will be watching this new film rather closely to see if
Solar Eclipse: TV Aims to Capture Emotion Around Moon’s ‘Magical’ Moment
For TV news producers, delivering live coverage of Monday’s total solar eclipse will be akin to covering a celestial sporting event and a cross-country tailgate party at the same time.
The challenge is to be sure to have maximum impact in the big moment — the estimated two minutes and change when parts of the country will be darkened by the shadow of the moon — and plenty of on-the-ground material to capture the revelry before and after.
“I’m looking at it as a giant block party,” said Marc Burstein, senior executive producer of special events for ABC News. “We’re going to have really good storytellers on the ground that will be able to bring you the excitement from where they are.”
ABC News’ live coverage from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Et will feature reports from 12 locations within the “path of totality,” the 73-mile wide swath in which the total eclipse will be visible. The »
- Cynthia Littleton
Quotes of the Week: The Defenders, Bach in Paradise, Bold Type and More
The long-awaited solar eclipse is just one day away — so why not check out our Quotes of the Week while you’ve still got some sunlight?
This time around, we’ve got the understatement of the year on Marvel’s The Defenders, a kinky request on Ray Donovan, grooming tips from a Bachelor in Paradise cast member and one of Twin Peaks‘ most disturbing visuals yet.
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Will Victoria Be Diagnosed?
Young and the Restless fans are worried about Victoria. We know she has an injury and she’s been making some poor decisions lately. She’s been a little off her game. She’s been mean and making rash decisions and impulse decisions that aren’t like her at all. She’s not been in a good mood. She’s not been making good decisions. She’s been kind of awful. And that means she’s got a health problem with her head. We know this, but sometimes people can’t help but believe she has every right to be a little crazy with all that’s going on. She’s
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- Tiffany Raiford
Bill Nye Q&A: Solar Eclipse Offers Chance to ‘Appreciate the Cosmos’
“We’ll be going wild,” Bill Nye says of his plan for experiencing Monday’s total solar eclipse from a prime viewing spot at Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Neb.
Nye became the face of science education in the U.S. thanks to his 1990s run as the host of PBS’ “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” He returned to TV this year as host of the Netflix series “Bill Nye Saves the World.” He’s an outspoken advocate on climate change and other environmental issues, and also serves as CEO of the non-profit Planetary Society, the space exploration organization co-founded by Nye’s one-time professor at Cornell University, Carl Sagan.
In advance of Monday’s solar spectacular, Nye spoke with Variety about why eclipses matter, why pirates wore eye patches (maybe), and how a healthy interest in science and space exploration benefits us all.
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- Cynthia Littleton
Luke Cage Called Out Iron Fist’s Privilege in ‘The Defenders’: Here’s Why Mike Colter and Finn Jones Loved It
[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for “Marvel’s The Defenders” Episode 3, “Worst Behavior,” follow.]
While “The Defenders” takes its time in delivering on a promised team-up of Netflix’s Marvel heroes, it doesn’t shy away from acknowledging just how different those heroes are. That’s especially true of Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a street-wise black man fresh out of prison and a kung-fu expert who also happens to be a young white billionaire.
This leads to one of the stand-out moments of the season — one that involves no kung-fu. Instead, Luke and Danny have a real moment about the real world — a scene that both Colter and Jones were excited about.
“It was great,” Colter said about the scene to IndieWire. ” A lot of times when we see good material, it’s refreshing because this is what we’re here for. As actors, we want something to do. We want something to play. That’s why we got into this business. »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Dick Gregory, Groundbreaking Comedian and Activist, Dies at 84
Comedic actor and activist Dick Gregory has died, his family announced via social media on Saturday.
In a Facebook post, son Christian Gregory shared, "It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed
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- Amanda Bell
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