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 2018-12-14 22:50 

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'Spinning Out': 'Hunger Games' Alum Willow Shields Joins Netflix's Ice-Skating Drama...

"Hunger Games" alum Willow Shields has joined Netflix's ice-skating drama, "Spinning Out." Shields will play Serena, the younger sister of Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario). While Serena lacks her sister's natural grace on the ice, she m...

 2018-12-14 22:34 

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'Last Man Standing': Tisha Campbell to Take Over Carol Role From Erika Alexander...

The recastings continue for "Last Man Standing." Now on Fox and with former recurring guest star Erika Alexander unavailable, Tisha Campbell (pictured above, left ) has been picked to play Chuck Larabee's (Jonathan Adams) wife Carol Larabee, T...

 2018-12-14 22:15 

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Inside 'Green Book': Read Tony Lip's Real Letters From the Road Tour With Donald Shirley...

This article about "Green Book" first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap's Oscar magazine. Nick Vallelonga eyed the waiter in a San Fernando Valley deli on the day after Thanksgiving. "You're going to think...

 2018-12-14 22:08 

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The Oscars Are About to Dump a Load of Short Lists on Us Here's What to Expect...

It won't exactly be on a par with Oscars nominations morning, but Monday will be one of the biggest December days in the history of the Academy Awards. That's because for the first time, the Academy isn't systematically doling out the short li...

 2018-12-14 22:05 

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'Thursday Night Football' Sees Small Uptick in Viewers in First Fox Season...

"Thursday Night Football" was good to Fox in its first season on the network. The broadcasting company wrapped up its first year airing the "TNF" franchise this week, and ended up averaging 14.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That ...

 2018-12-14 21:51 

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'Sabrina' Creator on How Threat From Holiday Special Sets Up 'Sexier,' 'Scarier' Season 2...

(Warning: This post contains spoilers from "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale") Sabrina Spellman is having a blue Christmas and most likely an even darker New Year. "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale&#...

 2018-12-14 21:21 

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Pacific Life Pulls Ads From 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' After He Says Immigrants Make Us 'Poorer and Dirtier'...

Pacific Life insurance company said it is "reevaluating4; its relationship with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" after a segment on the show was critical of immigration. The company announced it will suspend advertising on the program...

 2018-12-14 20:38 

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Amy Adams on Why She 'Became the First Woman in History to Reject a Hug From Brad Pitt' (Video)...

We're betting this is not how Amy Adams envisioned her fantasy of meeting and working with Brad Pitt. The actress spoke to Jimmy Kimmel Thursday about being on set for "Vice," which Pitt produced. Pitt came to set one day — key word bein...

 2018-12-14 20:31 

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Morgan Spurlock's Company to Pay $1 Million-Plus in Lawsuit Over Halted Project...

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's company Warrior Poets will pay more than a million dollars in a lawsuit filed against him by Turner Entertainment Networks, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap. According to a filing in federal court in California...

 2018-12-14 20:19 

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Claire Foy, Chuck Lorre to Receive Special Honors at 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards...

Claire Foy and Chuck Lorre will receive special honors at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards gala in January, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalist Association (BTJA) announced Friday. Foy, who is nomina...

 2018-12-14 20:16 

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Benicio del Toro to Voice Swiper the Fox in 'Dora the Explorer' Live-Action Film...

Benicio, no swiping! Benicio del Toro has closed a deal to provide the voice of Swiper the Fox in the "Dora the Explorer" live-action movie, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The film, based on the Nickelodeon TV series fro...

 2018-12-14 20:15 

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'Ben Is Back' Writer-Director Peter Hedges on Why the Drug Addiction Drama Hits Close to Home...

This story about Peter Hedges and "Ben Is Back" first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap's Oscar magazine. In "Ben Is Back," writer-director Peter Hedges tells the story of one day in the life of a family w...

 2018-12-14 19:22 

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'Barefoot Contessa' Ina Garten Inks New Multi-Year Deal With Food Network...

Ina Garten, the "Barefoot Contessa," has signed a new multi-year agreement with Food Network to continue her daytime cooking series. The deal will also bring about "several hour-long season specials," per the Discovery-owned cable channel....

 2018-12-14 18:37 

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Sondra Locke Remembered as 'Early Pioneer' for Women in Hollywood...

Sondra Locke, the Oscar-nominated actress for the 1968 film "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" who was reported dead on Thursday at age 74, is being remembered by Hollywood as someone who stood up for female rights in the industry against powerful men...

 2018-12-14 18:30 

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Content Creators Making Money Steaming on Twitch Has Spiked by 86 Percent Since Last Year...

The number of streamers who can generate revenue on Twitch has grown by more than 86 percent from 2017 to 2018, the company announced on Friday. The news follows a string of initiatives taken on by the Amazon-owned company that focused on helping up-and-c...

 2018-12-14 18:30 

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Time's Up Entertainment Unveils New Initiative to Promote Minorities in Hollywood...

Time's Up Entertainment, an affiliate of the Time's Up movement, announced on Friday that it's using a $500,000 grant from CBS to launch a new initiative aiming to help people of color and those from underprivileged backgrounds jumpstart their...

 2018-12-14 18:25 

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ABC Orders 2 More 'Black-ish' Episodes, 1 Extra Apiece for 'Goldbergs,' 'Single Parents,' 'Kids Are Alright'...

ABC has ordered additional episodes for returning comedies "Black-ish" and "The Goldbergs," as well as freshman sitcoms "The Kids Are Alright" and "Single Parents." Season 5 of the Kenya Barris-created program has been gran...

 2018-12-14 18:15 

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Why 'Vice' Director Adam McKay Doesn't Think Dick Cheney Shouldn't Be Compared to Donald Trump...

A version of this article about Adam McKay and "Vice" first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap's Oscar magazine. A lot of people, particularly those on the left side of the political spectrum, might have the same i...

 2018-12-14 18:11 

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Apple Lands New 'Peanuts' Shows and Specials From DHX Media...

Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang are headed to Apple. The tech giant will be the home to new content from DHX Media, who will work with its subsidiary, Peanuts Worldwide, to develop and produce original programs, including new series, spe...

 2018-12-14 18:05 

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'Titans': DC Universe Series Reveals a Very Murderous Batman (Video)...

Is Batman the bad guy? A teaser for the season finale of "Titans," the flagship show from the digital subscription service DC Universe, finally shows off its version of the Dark Knight, with an emphasis on the "Dark" part. In the video, Di...

 2018-12-14 17:14 

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'The House That Jack Built' Theatrical Cut Film Review: Lars von Trier's Serial Killer Saga's a Pointless Bore...

Lars von Trier seems confused. On the one hand, one may argue that the director's latest film, "The House That Jack Built," is unrelentingly misogynistic: After all, of the five "incidents" Jack (Matt Dillon) describes to Virgil (Bruno...

 2018-12-14 17:13 

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'Downton Abbey' Movie Teaser Features Return to Sumptuous Estate (Video)...

The Crawley family cordially invites you to what they promise will be a cinematic event. The first teaser for "Downton Abbey," the film adaptation and continuation of the long-running ITV and PBS series, has just dropped. And it's a regal, imp...

 2018-12-14 17:09 

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 2018-12-14 17:02 

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'90 Day Fiance' Couple Says They're Quitting TLC Show After Receiving Death Threats (Video)...

"90 Day Fiance" couple Eric and Leida Rosenbrook say they are quitting the TLC reality dating show, citing death threats the pair says they have received in response to their participation with the series. The Season 6 couple addressed these alleg...

 2018-12-14 17:00 

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David Letterman's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix...

Netflix is keeping David Letterman in the talk-show game a little longer. The streamer announced Friday it has renewed the late-night legend's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" for a second season. Letterman's seri...

 2018-12-14 16:47 

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CBS Names 18-Plus Groups to Split $20 Million Donation to Fight Workplace Harassment...

CBS announced Friday it's donating $20 million to more than a dozen organizations fighting sexual harassment in the workplace, one day after it was revealed the network paid Eliza Dushku nearly $10 million to settle a sexual harassment claim. "The...

 2018-12-14 16:44 

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Turner's Kevin Reilly to Lead Content for WarnerMedia's Upcoming Streaming Service...

WarnerMedia is expanding Kevin Reilly role, giving the TBS and TNT president creative oversight of the company's forthcoming streaming service. Reilly, already creative creative officer at Turner and president of TNT and TBS, has been named chief crea...

 2018-12-14 16:41 

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Facebook Bug Exposed Private Pictures of up to 6.8 Million Users...

Facebook announced on Friday that a software bug exposed the private photos of millions of users to app developers, marking the latest security issue in a year full of them for the social network. "We have fixed the issue but, because of this bug, som...

 2018-12-14 16:35 

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Ratings: Fox's Final 'Thursday Night Football' Game Is a Big One...

Talk about a walk-off win: Fox Sports' final "Thursday Night Football" game of the season was a big one, as the Los Angeles Chargers stunned the Kansas City Chiefs to take the lead with just four seconds left on the clock. With very little pri...

 2018-12-14 16:35 

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Ratings: Fox's Final 'Thursday Night Football' Game Is a Big One...

Talk about a walk-off win: Fox Sports' final "Thursday Night Football" game of the season was a big one, as the Los Angeles Chargers stunned the Kansas City Chiefs to take the lead with just four seconds left on the clock. With very little pri...

 2018-12-14 16:30 

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Yes, 'On the Basis of Sex' Screenwriter Wrote Those Love Scenes About His Aunt Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

A version of this article about Daniel Stiepleman and "On the Basis of Sex" first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap's Oscar magazine. If most screenwriters told their aunts that they wanted to make a movie about t...

 2018-12-14 16:28 

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Watch Detroit's Fox 2 Pay Tribute to Meteorologist Jessica Starr: 'Bright Spot in All Our Lives' (Video)...

Detroit's local WJBK Fox 2 channel aired a touching video montage Thursday night paying tribute to Jessica Starr, the meteorologist who took her own life earlier this week. "She was a beloved wife and mother, and just a bright spot in all of our l...

 2018-12-14 16:19 

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Women's Group Ultraviolet Calls for CBS to Fire 'Bull' Star Michael Weatherly Over Eliza Dushku Harassment Accusations...

Women's activist group Ultraviolet called for CBS to fire "Bull" star Michael Weatherly after the network confirmed that it paid actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 million in January after she complained that she was let go when she filed multiple sexu...

 2018-12-14 16:00 

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Natasha Lyonne Comedy 'Russian Doll' Gets Premiere Date From Netflix...

Netflix has given a premiere date to the comedy "Russian Doll," from co-creators Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and "Orange Is the New Black" alum Natasha Lyonne. Starring Lyonne, who also serves as writer on the series alongside "Bachel...

 2018-12-14 15:57 

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Bill Kristol's The Weekly Standard to Shut Down: 'This Was the Step We Needed to Take'...

The Weekly Standard, the conservative magazine founded by Bill Kristol in 1995, will shut down, Ryan McKibben the CEO of the magazine's parent company Clarity Media told staffers in an all-hands meeting on Friday morning. The company made the closure ...

 2018-12-14 15:39 

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'Game of Thrones': George RR Martin Finally Reveals What Old Nan's Giant Ice Spiders Look Like (Photo)...

As if the night wasn't already dark and filled with enough terrors, now George R.R. Martin has gone and revealed a look at those horrifying giant ice spiders Old Nan was yammering about to little Bran back in "Game of Thrones" Season 1. And, u...

 2018-12-14 15:37 

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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Scores $3.5 Million at Thursday Box Office...

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," Sony's animated superhero film, kicked off the holiday season release slate by webslinging its way to $3.5 million in Thursday box office previews. The film previewed on 3,321 locations ahead of opening on ...

 2018-12-14 15:36 

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Time Magazine Staffs Up Under New Ownership...

Time Magazine is going on a shopping spree — for journalists. Under the new ownership of Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff, the company posted openings for 25 fresh positions, of which 22 are in editorial. Among the new openings, two national poli...

 2018-12-14 15:30 

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Zoe Kazan's on Her Wildly Productive 2018: 2 Movies and a Baby...

This article about Zoe Kazan first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap's Oscar magazine. Zoe Kazan is not the only actor who also wrote a movie this year, but she's probably the only one who wrote one film that's in...

 2018-12-14 14:46 

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Miley Cyrus Doesn't Recognize 'Party in the USA' During Fallon's 'Name That Song' Game (Video)...

Miley Cyrus should probably lay off the bong hits before hitting the late-night talk show circuit. On Thursday's "Tonight Show," the former Hannah Montana was barely able to identify her own smash-hit "Party in the USA" during Jimmy Fa...

 2018-12-14 14:43 

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Facebook Fact-Checking Effort on the Rocks After Journalists Speak Out (Report)...

In 2016, Facebook partnered with fact-checking and news organizations in an attempt to stem the tide of misinformation and fake news that had been allowed to percolate on the platform, but two years later the project is in disarray according to a new repo...

 2018-12-14 14:23 

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Jimmy Kimmel Is Culpable: Watch Teenage Boys Hit Their Parents for Turning Off 'Fortnite' (Video)...

Think teenage girls are bad? Watch what these boys do when their parents turn off third-person shooter video game "Fortnite," per Jimmy Kimmel's latest YouTube Challenge request. Yeah, the footage from this one is really horrible. As if the cu...

 2018-12-14 13:59 

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Mika Brzezinski Apologizes for 'Butt-Boy' Remarks: 'I Am Really, Really Sorry' (Video)...

Mika Brzezinski apologized Friday on "Morning Joe" after calling Mike Pompeo a "butt-boy" for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman after the Secretary of State defended him on "Fox & Friends" earlier this week. "The term is c...

 2018-12-14 06:58 

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Sorry, 'San Junipero': Emmys Rule Change Sets Minimum TV Movie Length at 75 Minutes...

On Thursday, the Television Academy announced a new rule setting the minimum length to qualify for the Television Movie category at 75 minutes — or if you prefer, 14 minutes longer than "San Junipero," the celebrated episode of "Black Mi...

 2018-12-14 05:53 

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CBS and a Pattern of Toxic Masculinity: Protecting the Predators, Not the Victims...

The bodies and the settlements at CBS keep piling up. There were two on Thursday alone. Actress Eliza Dushku was secretly paid $9.5 million to settle her contract after she complained about sexual harassment from the star of "Bull," Michael Weathe...

 2018-12-14 05:28 

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Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning 'How Glad I Am' Singer, Dies at 81...

Nancy Wilson, a genre-spanning, Grammy-winning singer whose career spanned more than 50 years, died Thursday at age 81. Her longtime manager made the news public . Born in 1937, Wilson grew up in Ohio and began her music career shortly after high school i...

 2018-12-14 03:27 

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Evolution of Emily Blunt, From 'The Devil Wears Prada' to 'Mary Poppins Returns' (Photos)...

As Emily Blunt gracefully drifts from here to there with her magical umbrella in 'Mary Poppins Returns,' let's take a look back on her film eclectic film career. Following minor British TV gigs, the London-born actress hit the big screen in Pa...

 2018-12-14 01:34 

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Why Annapurna Needs 'Beale Street' and 'Vice' to Score With Audiences as Well as Awards Voters...

As Annapurna's second year in the movie distribution business comes to an end, the studio is looking for a serious box office hit to help plant its flag in the indie box office scene. To this end, they are turning to two films made by recent Oscar-nom...

 2018-12-14 01:30 

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' Broadway Review: Aaron Sorkin Revisits Harper Lee's Classic...

The new stage version of "To Kill a Mockingbird," which opened Thursday at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, pairs two first-rate storytellers: Harper Lee, whose 1960 novel about racial injustice in 1930s Alabama became an instant classic, and Aaron...

 2018-12-14 01:15 

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How Paul Greengrass' '22 July' Shows the 'Right-Wing, Populist Typhoon Blowing Through the West'...

This story about Paul Greengrass and "22 July" first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap's Oscar magazine. Paul Greengrass remembers the moment when he knew he was going to make "22 July," his gripping film ...

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