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 2018-09-21 20:49 

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Box Office: House With a Clock in Its Walls, Fahrenheit 11/9 Debuts...

Jack Black's "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" is ticking to a U.S. opening of $20 million-plus, early estimates showed on Friday. Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment&......

 2018-09-21 20:36 

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Justin Theroux Binged 'The Hills' While Making Netflix's 'Maniac'...

Justin Theroux may be co-starring in Netflix's new 10-episode "Maniac," but he insists he's not so into TV binge-watching. "Unless it is completely mindless television......

 2018-09-21 20:30 

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New 'Call of Cthulhu' Gameplay Trailer Takes A Deeper Look At Skills...

Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Cyanide Studio released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming game "Call of Cthulhu" on Thursday, showcasing the various ways players ......

 2018-09-21 20:29 

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Concert Review: Arcade Fire Perform 'Funeral' In Its Entirety...

Arcade Fire's show at the Greek Theater last night may have been billed as an extension of their ongoing tour in support of 2017's divisive "Everything Now," but the show ended up as something else......

 2018-09-21 19:47 

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Cary Fukunaga Says He Wouldn't Return to Direct 'Maniac' Season 2...

Netflix's "Maniac" just premiered Friday, but director Cary Fukunaga has already said he will not return if the limited series gets a second season. The dark comedy, which stars E......

 2018-09-21 19:34 

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Ellen DeGeneres Picks Up Trousdale Estates Hollywood Regency...

A Hollywood Regency-style villa in the tony Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills, Calif., that was once home to late actress Majorie Lord has been sold for $15 million and unconfirmed word on th......

 2018-09-21 19:30 

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'Dead Cells' Getting Custom Mode, DLC...

Developer Motion Twin is working on for its hit indie roguelike Metroidvania "Dead Cells," it announced in a Steam post on Thursday. While Motion Twin said it's "super tired......

 2018-09-21 19:28 

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Todd Haynes to Direct Du Pont Family Movie 'Dry Run'...

Director Todd Haynes will take on one of America's more famous families in his next film. The "Carol" helmer is set to direct Participant Media's "Dry Run," a mo......

 2018-09-21 19:19 

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Kenan Thompson to Star in Single Dad Comedy Series in the Works at NBC...

"Saturday Night Live" star Kenan Thompson has signed on to star in a comedy series that has received a production commitment at NBC, Variety has confirmed. The series, titled "Sav......

 2018-09-21 19:09 

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Jakob Dylan Talks Music Documentary 'Echo in the Canyon'...

When Andrew Slater set out to make a music documentary, he intended to focus on the electrification of folk music. But through interviews with the likes of David Crosby and Eric Clapton, he ended u......

 2018-09-21 18:44 

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Joaquin Phoenix in Joker Makeup (Photo)...

Todd Phillips, the director of the upcoming Joker origin film, posted a camera test of Joaquin Phoenix Friday on Instagram. Phoenix plays the infamous villain in the currently untitled movie, which......

 2018-09-21 18:30 

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Teacher Arrested for Making Girl Steal Consoles From a Mall Machine...

A Massachusetts man was arrested Wednesday after he was caught sending his daughter into a KeyMaster machine to steal video game consoles, Union Leader reports. Video evidence from witnesses reveal......

 2018-09-21 18:05 

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Album Review: Richard Swift's 'The Hex'...

For obvious reasons, posthumous releases are perhaps the most difficult to approach with an objective ear and eye. Whether or not the artist's death was a natural one, it's hard not to look f......

 2018-09-21 18:04 

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Universal TV Promotes Comedy Execs Jim Donnelly, Dan Shear...

Universal Television is promoting two of its top development executives on the comedy side. Jim Donnelly has been named executive VP of comedy development and Dan Shear senior VP, comedy developmen......

 2018-09-21 18:03 

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A Close Look at Baobab Studios' 'Crow: The Legend'...

Oprah Winfrey. John Legend. Constance Wu. Diego Luna. Baobab Studios' latest animated VR film "Crow: The Legend" has an almost outrageous lineup of A-list talent attached to it. Even Eric Darnell, ......

 2018-09-21 18:00 

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'The Rider' Helmer Chloe Zhao Set as 'Eternals' Director at Marvel...

After earning critical acclaim for her Sundance darling "The Rider," director Chloe Zhao looks ready to step up to the big leagues as the up and coming director has been set to direct &......

 2018-09-21 17:52 

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'American Horror Story's' Leslie Grossman on 'Apocalypse's' Coco...

As socialite Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt in the eighth installment of Ryan Murphy's anthology drama "American Horror Story," Leslie Grossman has drawn inspiration from a real-life ......

 2018-09-21 17:45 

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Miami-Dade County Production Incentives Include $100,000 Grant Rebate...

The $100,000 production incentive recently launched by Southern Florida's Miami-Dade County is making the area even more welcoming of producers who are already lured by its warm climate, natural be......

 2018-09-21 17:34 

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'Law & Order: SVU' Star Ice-T on #MeToo...

NBC's most venerable primetime hit, entering its 20th season, isn't out of ideas yet, says one of its stars. But that's hardly cause for celebration. "Unfortunately, there's still storylines," said......

 2018-09-21 17:30 

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'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki on Working With Chevy Chase as Kid...

For Johnny Galecki, also known as physicist Leonard Hofstadter on "The Big Bang Theory," the end of an era is in sight; CBS recently announced that after a dozen years, season 12 will be the last f......

 2018-09-21 17:30 

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New Renders, Alternate Outfits for 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'...

New renders suggesting alternate outfits and updated character designs for "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" were revealed by Source Gaming on Tuesday. Ridley from "Metroid" has ......

 2018-09-21 17:23 

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South Africa Picks 'Sew the Winter to My Skin' for Oscar Race...

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's "Sew the Winter to My Skin," about a real mid-century outlaw and his Robin Hood-style exploits, is South Africa's submission for the foreign-language Oscar race. The movie, whi......

 2018-09-21 17:15 

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National Theatre Live Brings Plays to Global Movie Audiences...

For nearly a decade, National Theatre Live has brought live theater from London's acclaimed Royal National Theatre to a global audience, broadcasting productions such as "Hamlet" and "War Horse" vi......

 2018-09-21 17:12 

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Sexy 'Handmaid's Tale' Costume Canceled Following Backlash...

The company behind a "sexy" handmaid costume pulled the item and issued an apology on Thursday. The news comes after a public outcry, with many calling the revealing costume inappropria......

 2018-09-21 17:00 

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Costumes Add Dimension to Keira Knightley's Character in 'Colette'...

Costume designer Andrea Flesch assembled more than 50 outfits to define the title character in "Colette," a film in which period costumes strongly support the story of avant-garde French novelist S......

 2018-09-21 17:00 

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Ego Nwodim Joins 'Saturday Night Live'...

Comedienne Ego Nwodim will join "Saturday Night Live" as its newest featured player, as the NBC late-night mainstay starts its 44th season. "SNL" is set to launch its next ......

 2018-09-21 17:00 

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'Maniac' Writer on Coming from 'Compassion' for Mental Illness...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched "Maniac," streaming now on Netflix. Although writer Patrick Somerville took some inspiration from the 2014 Norwegian series of the......

 2018-09-21 16:45 

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Keir Gilchrist on Playing Autistic Teen in Netflix Comedy 'Atypical'...

Born in London and raised in Canada, Keir Gilchrist, who played son Marshall to Toni Collette's Tara on "United States of Tara," doesn't hail from an acting family. "Nobody in my family has ever do......

 2018-09-21 16:39 

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Listen: Candice Bergen, Diane English on 'Murphy Brown' in Trump Era...

Welcome to "Remote Controlled," a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In this week's episode, Variety......

 2018-09-21 16:30 

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Animated 'Diablo' Series Reportedly Coming to Netflix...

It looks like Netflix could be adding an animated "Diablo" series to its original programming lineup. Boom! Studios founder Andrew "Andy" Cosby tweeted on Wednesday that he&......

 2018-09-21 16:27 

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Kenyan Judge Lifts Ban on LGBT Film 'Rafiki'...

A Kenyan judge has temporarily lifted the ban on Wanuri Kahiu's "Rafiki," paving the way for the LGBT love story which premiered in Cannes to be submitted for the foreign-language O......

 2018-09-21 16:17 

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Netflix Orders Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin Multi-Cam to Series...

Netflix has ordered a multi-camera comedy starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin to series. Titled "No Good Nick," the series follows Liz (Hart) and Ed (Astin), a hyper-competitive c......

 2018-09-21 16:16 

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Donald Trump's Emergency Alert Test Hits U.S. Smartphones Oct. 3...

If your mobile phone starts buzzing with a message from Donald Trump on Oct. 3, don't be alarmed — it's a test, and only a test, of the U.S. government's expanded emergency ......

 2018-09-21 16:12 

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John Krasinski, Steve McQueen Set for Produced By Conference...

John Krasinski, Steve McQueen, and Bruce Cohen will speak at the Producers Guild of America's fifth annual Produced By: New York conference. The event will take place on Nov. 10 at the One Ti......

 2018-09-21 16:06 

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Olivier Assayas' 'Non-Fiction' Snubbed by France's Oscar Committee...

For a country that boasts Europe's biggest film industry and produces about 300 films per year, France has a fairly bad track record when it comes to the foreign-language Oscar race. Only thr......

 2018-09-21 16:04 

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Facebook Video Chat Device Reportedly Coming Next Week...

Facebook is getting ready to unveil its long-rumored video chat device, according to a new Cheddar report. The public announcement of the device, which is internally known as Portal, could reported......

 2018-09-21 16:00 

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CBS to Develop Cop Drama With 'Bull' Producer, Alex Kurtzman...

CBS is developing a drama series based on the Spanish show "Estoy Vivo," Variety has learned. The American version is titled "Far Rockaway." In the show, a workaholic NYPD d......

 2018-09-21 16:00 

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Guild of Music Supervisors Partners With Mondo.NYC Conference...

Coming on the heels of successful conference held on the USC campus on Saturday, the Guild of Music Supervisors today announces a partnership with Mondo.NYC, an incubator confab for the music and t......

 2018-09-21 15:42 

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Overwatch League Signs Its First Female Coach...

Kyoung Ey Molly "Avalla" Kim is joining the Overwatch League's Washington, D.C. team as an assistant coach, making her the first woman coach in the professional esports organizati......

 2018-09-21 15:41 

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Twitch Blocked in China Following Surge in Popularity There...

Popular game streaming platform Twitch is now blocked in China after it experienced a surge in popularity there. The website is no longer accessible inside mainland China and the app has quietly di......

 2018-09-21 15:07 

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Prince's Longtime Pianist and Archivist Talk 'Piano & a Microphone'...

Considering how many elaborate musical creations Prince made, it does seem unusual for the first official posthumous album from his estate to be "Piano & a Microphone 1983," basically a rehears......

 2018-09-21 14:47 

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Box Office: 'House With a Clock in Its Walls' Picks Up $840K in Previews...

Universal Pictures' and Amblin Entertainment's "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" picked up $840,000 in Thursday night previews. The adaptation of the 1973 John Bellairs book is aimed at f......

 2018-09-21 14:05 

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Elton John and Universal Music Announce New Multi-Level Agreement...

Rocket Entertainment and Universal Music Group today announced a new agreement with Elton John that spans recorded music, music publishing, merchandise, brand management and licensing rights. While......

 2018-09-21 14:00 

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Fox Treats Second-Season Launch of '9-1-1' Like a First-Season Debut...

Fox is really shaking things up to get people to tune in to the second season of first-responders drama "9-1-1." The 21st Century Fox-owned broadcast network several weeks ago unveiled ......

 2018-09-21 14:00 

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'Saturday Night Live' to Receive BAFTA Special Award...

BAFTA will fete NBC's "Saturday Night Live" with its Special Award at an Oct. 4 event in New York. "SNL" and its creator, Lorne Michaels, will be honored at an event h......

 2018-09-21 13:09 

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Hear Chris Cornell's Previously Unreleased 'When Bad Does Good'...

On November 16, Universal will issue a limited-edition 64-track box set containing songs from across Chris Cornell's nearly 30-year career, 11 of them unreleased. Also available as a 17-track singl......

 2018-09-21 13:00 

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Sarah Jessica Parker Launches Gap Collection For Kids...

She's one of Hollywood's most stylish celebrities, but Sarah Jessica Parker is no diva when it comes to her favorite brands. The trend-setting actress has teamed up with Gap to launch a......

 2018-09-21 12:00 

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Film Fest 919 to Open with Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma'...

The first-annual Film Fest 919 (FF919) will open with Alfonso Cuarn's award-winning film "Roma," organizers revealed Friday. The festival, which was announced last year at a Chap......

 2018-09-21 10:00 

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Alec Baldwin Will Return to Play Donald Trump on 'SNL'...

Alec Baldwin will reprise his impression of President Donald Trump in the 44th season of "Saturday Night Live," the actor revealed during the "Origins" podcast with author J......

 2018-09-21 07:41 

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Movistar + Has a Very Good Year for Scripted Productions...

Starting with the launch of high-fashion melodrama "Velvet Collection" on Sept. 22 last year, followed by seven more scripted productions to date, the launch of original series from Spain's Movista......

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