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 2018-12-10 03:57 

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UPDATE: Roseanne Barr's Return to Stand Up Comedy Tour Next May Adds Dates, Doesn't Sell Tickets...

I told you a few weeks ago that Roseanne Barr had scheduled her first stand up comedy date of 2019 for May 17th in Elkhart, Indiana at the Lerner Theater. When I first reported the news, some ticke......

 2018-12-10 02:33 

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Review: Bruce Springsteen's Transplendent Broadway Show Comes to Netflix Sunday December 16th...

I went to see Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show the night after it opened in October 2017. The show closes after making $113 million, this Saturday December 15th. On Friday, Sony/Columbia rel......

 2018-12-10 01:55 

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Writers Guild Nominees for TV, New Media Include "The Crown," "Mrs. Maisel," "Maniac," "Barry," "Sharp Objects"...

Somehow I didn't get around to posting the WGA nominees for TV and New Media. Here they are. Some things I don't understand: why Showtime cannot get one nomination for "Billions...

 2018-12-10 01:27 

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Los Angeles Film Critics, Other Cities, Follow NY, Name "Roma" Best Picture For Better or Worse...

The Los Angeles Film Critics, following the New York Film Critics, has named "Roma" Best Picture of the Year. Other critics groups around the country are doing the same thing. This is f......

 2018-12-09 16:19 

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Box Office: Oscar-Bound "Green Book" Starts to Grow, "Aquaman" Picks Up $93 Mil in China Pre-US Release...

Well, the Golden Globes saved "Green Book." Peter Farrelly's beautiful film with two Oscar performances Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali made $4 million more over ......

 2018-12-09 16:19 

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Box Office: Oscar-Bound "Green Book" Crosses $20Mil on Monday, "Aquaman" Picks Up $93 Mil in China Pre-US Release...

Well, the Golden Globes saved "Green Book." Peter Farrelly's beautiful film with two Oscar performances Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali made $4 million more over ......

 2018-12-09 04:21 

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John Lennon Was Murdered 38 Years Ago, Watch Natalie Merchant Perform "Nowhere Man"...

John Lennon was murdered 38 years ago tonight. We never got over it, did we? Lennon was only 40. He'd be 78 now. Imagine what we would have accomplished in nearly four decades. Natalie Mercha......

 2018-12-08 16:01 

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Despite PC-Shaming and Radio Ban (or Because of it) "Baby It's Cold Outside" Sung by Dean Martin is Number 9 on iTunes...

Congratulations to all the smart guys who thought banning "Baby It's Cold Outside" from the radio would kill it off. No, the PC-Police (political correctness) have made a new hit ......

 2018-12-08 05:15 

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Grammy Awards Highlight Will Be Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Performing "Shallow" 2 Days Before Oscar Ballots Go Out...

Yes, we know Taylor Swift won't be there. But the Grammys already have a surefire ratings grabber for themselves. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform "Shallow" on the teleca......

 2018-12-08 03:19 

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One Direction's Zayn Makes One More Stab at a Hit with Melancholy "Good Years" (from Backstreet Boys Writer) and New Album (At Last)...

Zayn Malik, ex One Direction, is making one more stab at a hit with the melancholy "Good Years." He's released six singles since his hit first solo album. All of them sank like st......

 2018-12-07 13:53 

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Grammys 2019: Taylor Swift's "Reputation" Snubbed for Album of the Year Because of American Music Awards Appearance...

Grammy nominations are out. And Taylor Swift, previously a Grammy favorite, has been snubbed. I predicted this when Swift appeared on the American Music Awards and performed from her "Reputat......

 2018-12-07 13:37 

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Grammy Nominations: Song of the Year Comprises Lady Gaga, Drake, Childish Gambino, Maren Morris, Cardi B, Brandi Carlisle...

Grammy nominations this morning did a lot for Lady Gaga and "A Star is Born." Her hit single "Shallow" sung with Bradley Cooper was nominated for Best Song and Best Record. ......

 2018-12-07 05:09 

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Kevin Hart Steps Down from Oscar Host Job After Scandal About Homophobic Tweets Reaches Peak...

Kevin Hart has just Tweeted: "I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's....this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should ......

 2018-12-07 04:52 

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Bryan Cranston Gives a Once-in-a-Lifetime Performance in "Network," A Play That Predicted Fox News 20 Years Before it Happened...

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky's greatest work was "Network," a screenplay for a movie that predicted Fox News twenty years before it happened. Chayefsky who di......

 2018-12-06 17:08 

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Despite New 8 Year Deal to Stay on NBC, Golden Globes Give Peacock Network Just 3 Nominations...

The Hollywood Foreign Press made a lot of people unhappy this morning with various snubs. But the most disappointed must be NBC, the home of the Golden Globes. NBC just paid a lot of money for a ne......

 2018-12-06 13:25 

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Golden Globes Nominees: "First Man" and Ryan Gosling Snubbed, "Black Panther," Spike Lee, "Bohemian Rhapsody" In...

UPDATE: "First Man," from Universal Pictures, was snubbed by the HFPA for Best Picture nominations. So was Ryan Gosling. No songs from the new "Mary Poppins" made the grade......

 2018-12-06 04:49 

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Broadway Audiences At "Network" Cheer Bush, Obama, Clinton, Boo Donald Trump at End of Each Show...

There's a lot going on in Ivo van Hove's "Network," which opens tonight on Broadway after a hit run in London's West End. For one thing, Bryan Cranston who won ......

 2018-12-05 18:41 

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Even With Guest Stars, "The Conners" Posts Its Lowest Ratings Yet Is Cancellation Near? (Yes)...

"The Conners" aka "Roseanne" without Roseanne has not an easy ratings ride. They are really on a rollercoaster. Last night "The Conners" posted its lowest rating......

 2018-12-05 17:54 

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Rediscovering Lost Paul McCartney: Wings "Wild Life" and "Red Rose Speedway" Stand Test of Time...

So many things were wrong when the Beatles broke up, it's hard to recount them. Basically, any solo record of any kind was embraced like a message from Moses on the temple mount. They were si......

 2018-12-05 15:33 

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Oscar Time for Glenn Close: "The most precious thing we have is time, and our lives are the sum of how we choose to spend it, and with whom"...

Glenn Close's long and illustrious career — spanning 45 years and some 85 film roles and countless stage performances — was honored and celebrated by the Museum of the Moving Image last night at a ......

 2018-12-05 05:35 

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Bruce Springsteen Says No Touring for Him, E Street Band in 2019: "The year will be consumed by a break after our Broadway run"...

Bruce Springsteen made SO MUCH MONEY during his 15 month run on Broadway, he's going to take 2019 off. That may not be music to the ears of his fans, or even to the E Street Band and everyone......

 2018-12-05 05:21 

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Review: Saorise Ronan and Margot Robbie in "Mary, Queen of Scots." a Royal Romp with Dark Undertones...

With their epic elegance, massive tempers and volcanic anger, Saorise Ronan — who plays Mary Queen of Scots — and Margot Robbie, who plays her cousin Queen Elizabeth the First of Engla......

 2018-12-04 23:14 

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Ratings: "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Sinks Again Below 1 Million Viewers, Finishes Last Among Almost All Sunday Shows...

Apart from causing trouble in Broadway theaters, the Kardashians are once again in the news. Ratings for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" have been trending down down down all season. ......

 2018-12-04 21:27 

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AFI Chooses Top 10 TV & Film: "Roma" Gets A Special Prize, "First Man" Snubbed, "This is Us" Only Network Show...

For what it's worth, the American Film Institute chose its top 10 movies and TV shows of 2018. Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" not only won a spot in the top 10 but got a special pr......

 2018-12-04 06:26 

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Jason Momoa on What He Wants to Play After Aquaman: "I just want to speak English. I don't want to fight anymore."...

Jason Momoa knows how to make an entrance. The striking and strapping star of "Aquaman" attended a press conference Saturday morning at the Four Seasons hotel, along with cast members Patrick Wilso......

 2018-12-04 05:28 

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Broadway Actors in Opening Night of "The Cher Show" Admonish Kanye West for Using Phone Throughout Show...

Opening night of "The Cher Show" on Broadway brought unusual guests: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. They sat a couple of rows in front of me. But actors in the show were not happy with ......

 2018-12-03 15:24 

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Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Michael Avenatti Publishes Detailed List of Expenses for His Porn Star Client...

This is so weird. Now Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' lawyer and insta-celeb, has published a detailed list of expenses for his client. Avenatti has made himself into a national character a......

 2018-12-03 15:04 

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UPDATE: Tickets to See the Clintons Tomorrow Night in Sugarland, TX Fall to $9.21...

Yesterday I wrote that there were plenty of tickets available for tomorrow night's appearance in Texas by Bill and Hillary Clinton. A sharp eyed reader Dean Goodman, formerly of Reuter......

 2018-12-03 14:32 

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Grammy Nominations Moved to Friday Morning Out for Respect for President Bush's Funeral...

The Grammy Awards keep getting kicked around by outside forces. They were supposed to announce 2019 nominations on Wednesday morning, December 5th. Now, because of the day of mourning for President......

 2018-12-03 04:15 

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RIP Bleecker Bob Plotnick, the Man Who Gave America New Wave, Punk, Power Pop in the 1970s...

It's a couple of days late, but I'm reporting to you that Bleecker Bob Plotnick died November 29th at age 75. If you lived in Greenwich Village in the late 1970s or cared about music at......

 2018-12-03 01:56 

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UPDATING Kennedy Center Honors: Cher Honored by Cyndi Lauper & Adam Lambert, Plus Reba, Kelly Clarkson, "Hamilton," Paul Simon, Renee Fleming, Brooks & Dunn, Little Big Town, Whoopi Goldberg...

(keep refreshing...) The Kennedy Center Honors are happening right now in Washington, taping for a CBS airing on December 26th at 8pm. This year's inductees are Cher, Reba McEntire, jazz ......

 2018-12-03 00:24 

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Tuesday's Evening with the Clintons in Sugarland, Texas Has Plenty of Seats Available Down to $29.50...

Tuesday, December 4th, the nice before President George H.W. Bush's funeral in Washington DC you can still get tickets to see Bill & Hillary Clinton in concert in Sugarland, Texas.......

 2018-12-02 21:46 

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Right Now: Alessandro Nivola is the Only American Actor to Win a British Independent Film Award, "The Favourite" is Best Picture...

Right now in London, the British Independent Film Awards are being handed out. The four acting prizes have been announced. Our very own Alessandro Nivola has won Best Supporting Actor for playing a......

 2018-12-02 16:21 

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Headscratcher: This Week, Warner Bros. Released a Nick Nolte-Matt Dillon Movie That Made Just $10,000 in 4 Theaters, And A Zero on Rotten Tomatoes...

Apparently, Warner Bros. Warner Bros., a major studio released a movie on Friday called "A Head Full of Honey." It stars Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, and a bunch of solid acto......

 2018-12-02 15:53 

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Alec Baldwin Returns to "SNL" After Alleged Punch Arrest, Makes Fun of It in Show's Cold Opening...

Alec Baldwin is out of the dog house at "Saturday Night Live." He returned in the cold open last night as Donald Trump, and he was a sight for sore eyes. Baldwin has been out for three ......

 2018-12-01 19:57 

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Golden Globes: Next Thursday's Nominations Can't Come Faster for Struggling Quality Films Like "Green Book," "First Man," "Beautiful Boy"...

The Golden Globes really never mattered more than they do this year. Everyone is waiting for them to come to the rescue of a dozen or more quality films that are struggling at the box office. When ......

 2018-12-01 03:49 

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Mariah Carey's "Caution" Album Fell a Whopping 159% in Second Week, Beaten by Her Own Xmas Album...

I am starting to wonder how Mariah Carey sold 50,000 copies of her "Caution" album in its first week. That's because in its second week, "Caution" sold just 5,692 copi......

 2018-11-30 06:36 

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Secrets of "Mrs. Maisel": Popular Amazon Series Returns with Unexpected Twists, Turns, and Laughs...

Amazon really rolled out the red carpet in New York Thursday night for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," stars Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Shalhoub, show creators Amy Sherman Palladine and Dan......

 2018-11-30 05:45 

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Watch Video Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson's "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" Has Anti-Gun Message and Kneeling Football Players...

Miley Cyrus has a new single out today with producer Mark Ronson. The bluesy-country twangy "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" is something I'd like to hear on the radio all day. It...

 2018-11-29 20:22 

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Rex Reed, Movie Critic and Now Performer Extraordinaire: He Once Danced with Fred Astaire, Now He's At Birdland...

Rex Reed — the only still-practicing, prolifically active octogenarian critic of stage and screen in existence — sprouted yet another career Tuesday night when he made his Birdland Theater debut. I......

 2018-11-29 19:18 

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Ethan Hawke Suddenly Jumps into Tight Lead Actor Race for Oscars with 2 Wins for "First Reformed"...

I'll bet the Oscar prognosticators are having heart attacks. First they were crazy about Ryan Gosling in"First Man" as their Lead Actor in Oscars 2019. Then for weeks they were al......

 2018-11-29 18:56 

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Netflix Is On Its Way to First Oscar with Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," Critics First Choice for 2019...

When "Roma" first played at festivals this past Labor Day, the word went out: it's going to win the Oscar. Really? "Roma" is a foreign language movie, from Mexico, spo......

 2018-11-29 17:37 

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Donald Trump May Have Broken IRS Law By Not Distributing Any Percentage of Funds He Placed in Tax Free Charity...

EXCLUSIVE "Donald Trump may have broken the law..." I know, you're thinking, how quaint. But the Donald Trump Foundation now under investigation by NY State and soon to......

 2018-11-29 15:39 

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New York Film Critics Voting Now: Keep Refreshing: "Roma" Gets Cinematography, "Eighth Grade" Voted Best First Feature...

All roads lead to "Roma," trust me. The votes are coming ever 20 minutes or so from the New York Film Critics. Keep refreshing......

 2018-11-29 14:06 

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Exclusive UPDATE: "Seventeen" Magazine Is Ending Monthly Schedule (Told You 3 Wks Ago), Joining "Glamour," "Redbook"...

We've learned the truth at Seventeen: I told you on November 2nd that Hearst would shut down the 74 year old magazine. An announcement was made very, very quietly on November 14th. No one has......

 2018-11-29 04:20 

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Exclusive from July 2018 UPDATE Margaret Atwood Will Publish "Handmaid's Tale" Sequel in 2019...

UPDATE: The book will appear in September 2019. The new title is "The Testaments." I told you most of this back in July: When Margaret Atwood published "The Handmaid's Tale" in 1......

 2018-11-29 03:22 

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New Sex Scandal at CBS with Former CEO Les Moonves Involves 2 Names from Soap Operas: Joshua Morrow, Eva LaRue...

Actor Joshua Morrow's been working for CBS since 1994. That's when he started playing Nicolas Newman, scion to local billionaire Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). Morrow has not been off th......

 2018-11-28 21:20 

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Sundance 2019 Picks Are Here: Zac Efron as Ted Bundy (for real!), Plus Shia LaBeouf's Autobiographical Film "Honey Boy"...

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION Before You Know It / U.S.A. (Director: Hannah Pearl Utt, Screenwriters: Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock, Producers: Mallory Schwartz, Josh Hetzler, James Brown) — A long-kep......

 2018-11-28 20:13 

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UPDATES: Madonna Loses Co-op Court Case, "Murphy Brown" Won't Go Beyond This Season, Spirit Awards Aim for Lower Ratings...

HAPPENING NOW: "Murphy Brown 2.0" is over. The ten episode order for a reboot will not be renewed. Low ratings and terrible scripts killed the reunion. The show averaged just under 6 mi......

 2018-11-28 06:00 

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Cursed? "Green Book," Chosen by National Board of Review, Which Hasn't Picked an Oscar Best Picture in a Decade...

The National Board of Review winners almost never win Oscars. That's the curse of the NBR, which I've written about extensively. So imagine how the producers of "Green Book"......

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