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 2020-04-04 01:30 

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Fox's 'Deputy' Canceled After One Season...

"Deputy," Fox's modern-day Western procedural starring Stephen Dorff, has been canceled after one season. The one-hour drama centered on a career lawman who steps into the role of......

 2020-04-04 01:29 

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Why Viola Davis Says 'How to Get Away With Murder' 'Ends Perfectly'...

"How to Get Away with Murder" star Viola Davis promises fans will enjoy a killer final batch of episodes, teasing that the story will have a "great ending," even if it's not a traditionally "happy"......

 2020-04-04 01:13 

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China's National Film Bureau Emphasizes Streaming Over Theatrical...

China's National Film Bureau issued its first public statement in months on Friday in which it emphasized ensuring a strong supply of online streaming content, rather than getting cinemas back to w......

 2020-04-04 00:49 

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Six More Motion Picture Home Residents Test Positive for Coronavirus...

Six additional elderly residents at the Motion Picture & Television Fund's skilled nursing facility in suburban Los Angeles have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total to......

 2020-04-04 00:23 

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'Tiger King' Joe Exotic Speaks from Prison...

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, isn't done with his on-camera attention just yet. The subject of Netflix's true crime docuseries "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" has become ......

 2020-04-04 00:05 

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'Lazy Susan' Review...

Press materials for new indie comedy "Lazy Susan" stress "The character of Susan is a cisgender woman," apparently for fear that viewers might otherwise assume star Sean Hayes is playing a transgen......

 2020-04-03 23:57 

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Logan Williams Dead: 'The Flash' Actor Dies at 16...

Logan Williams, best known for his role as young Barry Allen on The CW's "The Flash," died suddenly on Thursday, according to The Tri-City News and social media posts from his co-......

 2020-04-03 23:41 

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An Appreciation of Bill Withers, Soul Music's Workingman...

In a 1962 radio interview, the famed R&B disc jockey Magnificent Montague asked Sam Cooke to define soul music in eight bars. Cooke's response — a wordless hum that curved gently around a......

 2020-04-03 23:09 

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Mark Kassen's Like Minded Media Ventures Announces COVID Help Network...

Like Minded Media Ventures, a production and tech venture from actor Mark Kassen, has partnered with governors across the country and medical device manufacturers to launch a new coronavirus aide p......

 2020-04-03 23:09 

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Mark Kassen's Like Minded Media Ventures Announces COVID Help Network...

Like Minded Media Ventures, a production and tech venture from actor Mark Kassen, has partnered with governors across the country and medical device manufacturers to launch a new coronavirus aide p......

 2020-04-03 23:05 

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Comedy Central to Shop David Spade's 'Lights Out' (EXCLUSIVE)...

"Lights Out With David Spade," which halted production last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, will not return to Comedy Central, Variety has learned. Instead, the ViacomCBS-owned b......

 2020-04-03 22:59 

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Pop Stars' Living Room Performances...

One of the few and unexpected positives to derive from the coronavirus pandemic, other than clear waters in Venice, Italy, and seeing L.A.'s smog dissipate, is watching musicians perform out of the......

 2020-04-03 22:55 

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ViacomCBS Closes $375 Million Deal for 49% of Miramax...

In today's film news roundup, Miramax's owners have sold 49% to ViacomCBS, Imax hires a new investor relations officer and Magnolia is giving early on demand releases to a trio of title......

 2020-04-03 22:39 

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TV News Roundup: CMT Music Awards Postponed to October...

In today's TV news roundup, the 2020 CMT Music Awards have been postponed to Oct. 14, and National Geographic announced the premiere of two new specials to celebrate the 50th anniversary of E......

 2020-04-03 22:34 

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'Home Before Dark': Anonymous Content's Bid to Put Social Impact First...

Anonymous Content producer Joy Gorman Wettels was driving her daughter to school one morning in 2018 when she got word that the Season 2 premiere of "13 Reasons Why," the Netflix series......

 2020-04-03 22:31 

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Standard General Boosts Stake in Tegna as Proxy Fight Intensifies...

Private equity firm Standard General has increased its stake in Tegna as activist investor Soo Kim intensifies his fight for management changes at the TV station group. Kim, founding partner of Sta......

 2020-04-03 22:05 

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'Shooting Heroin' Review: Indie Drama About the Heartland Drug Scourge...

In the next few years, I predict someone is going to make a staggering drama about the opioid crisis — a filmmaker like, say, Debra Granik (whose first feature, "Down to the Bone," was ......

 2020-04-03 21:52 

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Taraji P. Henson on How Coronavirus Affected 'Empire's' Final Season...

Until recently, Taraji P. Henson was concentrating on finishing up her time as Cookie Lyon on Fox's "Empire," but on March 14, production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We were almost......

 2020-04-03 21:12 

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Former CBS Chief Joe Ianniello's 2019 Compensation Tops $125 Million...

Former CBS Corp. chief Joe Ianniello took in a total of $125.4 million in compensation and severance payments from ViacomCBS last year. Ianniello's total compensation was revealed Friday in V......

 2020-04-03 20:31 

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Never-Seen Photographs of Doris Day Emerge Prior to Estate Auction...

Previously unseen photos of legendary performer Doris Day from the 1950s have been provided to Variety by her estate in celebration of what would have been her 98th birthday and to raise awareness ......

 2020-04-03 20:22 

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Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams Set TV Returns...

Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams are both returning to TV, following weeks of hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. Both daytime hosts will film from home, as they practice self-quarantining, w......

 2020-04-03 20:18 

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Electric Daisy Carnival Rescheduled for Fall...

Insomniac has announced the postponement of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas to October 2-4. The dance music festival will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Said Insomniac Founder and CE......

 2020-04-03 20:10 

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Concert Industry Could Lose Up to $9 Billion in Ticket Sales Alone...

In a worst-case scenario, the concert industry could lose almost $9 billion if coronavirus quarantines don't lift by the end of the year, according to a study just published by the trade publicatio......

 2020-04-03 20:04 

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Melora Walters Lists L.A. Home...

A mid-century ranch house nipped away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a secluded Hollywood Hills neighborhood, owned by veteran actor and budding film director Melora Walters, has come availabl......

 2020-04-03 19:54 

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Patricia Bosworth Dead: Celebrity Biographer Had Coronavirus...

Patricia Bosworth, who started out as an actress in films such as "The Nun's Story" and went on to become a notable celebrity biographer and magazine editor, died Thursday of comp......

 2020-04-03 19:05 

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Kim Kardashian West on Bringing Humanity to Criminal Justice Reform...

In the 13 years since "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" debuted, Kim Kardashian West has parlayed her reality TV career into successful beauty and shapewear businesses, served as a spokesperson for......

 2020-04-03 19:00 

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Michael Bubl Trumpeter Jumaane Smith on Jazz Today, New Album...

The crowd roars as a pianist starts playing a loping swing groove. Then, a trumpet player begins a solo, his impressive wails echoing around a cavernous venue — the 82,300-person-capacity Cro......

 2020-04-03 18:38 

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Cardi B Donates 20,000 Meal Supplements to New York-Area Medical Staff...

Cardi B donated 20,000 bottles of OWYN — a plant-based, vegan meal-supplement drink — to New York City-area hospitals for their medical staffs and ambulance crews, a rep for the rapper confirmed to......

 2020-04-03 18:35 

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'Artemis Fowl' Will Skip Theatrical Release and Debut on Disney Plus...

Disney's "Artemis Fowl" will forgo a theatrical release and will instead launch on Disney Plus. The sci-fi fantasy was scheduled to open on May 29, but the coronavirus pandemic ha......

 2020-04-03 18:34 

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Disney Moves 'Black Widow,' 'Eternals,' 'Indy 5' Due to Coronavirus...

From "Black Widow" and "The Eternals" to "Indiana Jones 5," Disney has overhauled the release calendar for most of its upcoming films as movie theaters remain cl......

 2020-04-03 18:30 

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Netflix Unveils $1 Million Donation to Producers Guild of India Fund...

Streaming giant Netflix will donate $1 million to the Producers Guild of India (PGI) relief fund, the company announced Friday. Set up in March by the PGI, the fund will provide emergency short-ter......

 2020-04-03 18:16 

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Coronavirus Chronicles: Hollywood Donates Money, Gear, and Support...

What can we do to help others? As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, with more than 200,000 diagnosed cases in the United States, people have come together to show strength and k......

 2020-04-03 18:00 

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AMC Networks Offers Free Programming Amid Coronavirus Pandemic...

AMC Networks announced Friday a new coronavirus initiative that includes a host of free programming from across its network portfolio. The "We're With You" campaign will allow vie......

 2020-04-03 18:00 

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'Making The Cut' Recap: Season 1, Episodes 3 and 4...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the third and fourth episodes of "Making The Cut." Three words: Papi and Bb. In the third episode of "Making The Cut,......

 2020-04-03 18:00 

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'Blindspot' Season 5 Premiere Moved Up to April Due to Coronavirus...

The fifth and final season of NBC's "Blindspot" is moving up on the network's schedule thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The final season of the thriller series was originally meant......

 2020-04-03 17:55 

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Jordan Peele's 'Candyman' Delayed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic...

MGM's "Candyman," a reboot of the 1992 slasher film, has pushed its June 12 release date because theaters are still closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now ope......

 2020-04-03 17:35 

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CNN's Brooke Baldwin Tests Positive for Coronavirus...

Brooke Baldwin, a mainstay CNN anchor who holds forth each weekday in the mid to late afternoon, is the latest of the network's journalists to test positive for coronnavirus. In an Instagram ......

 2020-04-03 17:34 

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Weekend Music Live-Streams Include Opry, Ben Folds, ACM Pre-Show, More...

This weekend's music live-stream offerings are kicked off by country favorite Ashley McBryde doing an album release show Friday night and participating in the weekly Grand Ole Opry broadcast ......

 2020-04-03 17:30 

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How 'Home Before Dark' and 'Nancy Drew' Update the Young Girl Sleuth...

In the first episode of "Home Before Dark," the new Apple TV Plus mystery drama, Brooklynn Prince's Hilde Lisko is dismissed as a "sweethearted4; little girl whose journalistic aspirations are close......

 2020-04-03 17:30 

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Credit Designers Explain How To Create the Best Title Sequence...

Credit sequences may seem like a time for viewers to grab some popcorn before the show, but enjoying the complex packages — carefully fashioned to transition viewers into the world on-screen — will......

 2020-04-03 17:30 

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Madonna Donates $1 Million to Gates Partners' Coronavirus-Relief...

Madonna has donated $1 million to the Gates Philanthropy Partners' COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, a rep for the organization confirmed to Variety. "Her contribution is alongside the commi......

 2020-04-03 17:30 

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How 'Tales From the Loop' Is Unlike Any Other Sci-Fi Series in Years...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched "Tales from the Loop," streaming now on Amazon. From the moment it was conceived, "Tales From the Loop" — which debute......

 2020-04-03 17:15 

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How Hollywood Responded to the 1930s Polio Pandemic...

When the world faced the polio pandemic in the mid-20th century, the reactions were similar to today. Travel restrictions were put in place, individuals and even towns were quarantined, entertainme......

 2020-04-03 17:10 

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Directors Guild of America Members Ratify Film-TV Contract...

Members of the Directors Guild of America have approved a three-year successor deal to the DGA master contract covering feature film and primetime television. The DGA made the announcement Friday, ......

 2020-04-03 17:00 

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Octavia Spencer: Essential Things to Know...

Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer is taking the lead on the small screen, producing and starring in "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker." In Netflix's four-part limited series,......

 2020-04-03 17:00 

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Academy Donates to Motion Picture Employees Impacted by Coronavirus...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a $6 million donation that will help support motion picture employees and their families facing severe financial hardship as a result of the......

 2020-04-03 17:00 

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How the 1918 Spanish Flu Forced Masks on the Entertainment Industry...

As the world works its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, a run on specialized surgical masks capable of filtering out the virus has led to shortages in some areas. Cloth masks are probably as hard ......

 2020-04-03 16:45 

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How Latin America's Entertainment Industry Is Reacting to Coronavirus...

Latin America's response to the coronavirus pandemic has been as varied as the cultural and political landscapes of its patchwork of countries. But whether or not theaters remain open or film and T......

 2020-04-03 15:57 

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Bustle Digital Shuts Down The Outline, Lays Off Staff...

Bustle Digital Group has laid off the staff of The Outline, the tech-focused site founded by journalist Joshua Topolsky, abruptly shutting it down just about one year after acquiring it. The public......

 2020-04-03 15:50 

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Chance the Rapper, Lenny Kravitz, More Pay Tribute to Bill Withers...

Chance the Rapper, Lenny Kravitz, Brian Wilson and Kamala Harris were among the artists, actors politicians who took to social media to pay tribute to Bill Withers, the R&B singer and songwrite......

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