HBO rings in 2019 with new footage of Game Of Thrones, Big Little Lies, and Watchmen

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In what may be an effort to make some kind of showing at the 76th Golden Globes (no wins so far), HBO released a promo with snippets of footage from its many award-winning shows, past, present, and future. There’s Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Daenerys (Em…

Ben Schwartz and Kat Graham on Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the perfect reboot

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On September 17, Nickelodeon will debut Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the latest reimagining of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s heroes in a half shell. Showrunners Andy Suriano and Ant Ward are blending the new and the familiar, giving the …

Playing twins on Claws gave Carrie Preston a new level of respect for Tatiana Maslany

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As the second season of Claws winds down—or rather, ramps up—the cast remains the TNT drama’s greatest asset. Showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois has taken creator Eliot Laurence’s idea for a “Florida noir” and expanded it into an exciting, engrossing se…

Chadwick Boseman to make his SNL hosting debut next month

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Chadwick Boseman has played James Brown and Thurgood Marshall, and recently proved that he could launch a billion-dollar movie franchise with panache. Now he’s going to give sketch comedy a shot: Entertainment Weekly reports that the Black Panther star will host Saturday Night Live on April 7.

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Hannibal Burress was kicked off stage in Chicago for joking about the Catholic Church

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Modern-day soothsayer Hannibal Buress ran into a bit of trouble over the weekend after flouting Loyola University-Chicago’s restrictions on the content of his set, Uproxx reports. Apparently, just minutes into his routine, Buress shared an image from some correspondence he received from the Jesuit university about the…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda releases the “Marvel/DC crossover” of musical theater 

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For his latest “Hamildrop,” Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with fellow Tony winner Ben Platt, star of Dear Evan Hansen. Yesterday, the Hamilton creator and Broadway actor shared their collaboration, which combines “The Story Of Tonight”—in which four young rebels toast to life, liberty, and the pursuit of…

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Finding common ground with Stand And Deliver 30 years later

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In 1982, 18 students at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles passed the Advanced Placement Calculus test, which was unprecedented for a predominantly Latino school in California. Rather than applaud the tireless efforts of the students—and their teacher, the late Jaime Escalante—the Educational Testing Service…

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Taika Waititi will play an imaginary Hitler in his next movie

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Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is switching up the animal movie titles, announcing his next project will be JoJo Rabbit, not the Bubbles The Chimp movie that Netflix bought last year. And as he described the film to The Wrap, it sounds considerably less grounded in reality than a stop-motion movie about Michael…

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Jon Hamm joins Natalie Portman in astronaut drama, Pale Blue Dot

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Fox Searchlight has quietly put together an impressive team for its upcoming astronaut drama, Pale Blue Dot. Once attached to star, Reese Witherspoon is now producing the film with her Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea. Legion creator Noah Hawley is venturing to the other side of the Fox lot to direct the film…

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CBS finds its new Cagney & Lacey

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Is there a more iconic crime-fighting duo than Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey, the NYPD detectives who took down bad guys in the ’80s while wearing tie-neck blouses and sensible shoes? Maybe, but CBS still wants to bring them back for all-new adventures, ordering a Cagney & Lacey reboot to pair with its…

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Nick Offerman says he’d return to Pawnee for a Parks And Recreation reunion

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With each passing day, another classic sitcom is dusted off in preparation for a reboot or revival. Murphy Brown’s return to the small screen is already in the works, while the creators of The Office and Seinfeld are mulling over the prospect of writing storylines suitable for this post-Twitter world (here’s one from…

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Zooey Deschanel will be the Belle of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast live concerts

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Even though Disney has several films scheduled for release this year—including Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and such colon-less titles as The Incredibles 2—the media conglomerate is already waxing nostalgic on the remake of one of its classics.

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z officially announce On The Run II Tour

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Last week, someone on Beyoncé’s social media team got a little too excited and announced her upcoming tour with JAY-Z before an actual press release had gone out. The Facebook post was quickly taken down with no follow-up from Bey or Jay’s camp until this morning. Now we know the 36-city On The Run II Tour will kick…

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Kevin Feige says a Black Panther sequel is happening

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Black Panther continues to run roughshod over all other films at the box office—Forbes thinks it could clear the $1 billion mark this weekend. Critical and audience reception has been overwhelmingly positive, and people have already started writing sequels and spin-offs across social media. That exuberant clamor for a…

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Lisa Bonet on Bill Cosby: “I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so’”

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Lisa Bonet is one of the few Cosby Show cast members that hasn’t thrown their support behind her embattled co-star Bill Cosby. Where Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm Jamal Warner have defended the actor-comedian, Bonet has remained mum about the 60 women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault and harassment. But in a new…

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