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 2020-07-09 01:23 

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'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Canceled at Netflix...

"The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" will end with a part four on Netflix later this year. Netflix and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa made the announcement on Wednesday night. "Worki......

 2020-07-09 01:19 

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Saudi Billionaire's L.A. Mansion Asks $32.5 Million...

Following the May death of...

 2020-07-09 00:30 

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Lady A Battle Intensifies as Group Sues Singer for Right to Share Name...

The battle over the use of the name "Lady A" ratcheted up Wednesday with a lawsuit from the country trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum against Anita White, the singer who also goes ......

 2020-07-09 00:19 

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'Mucho Mucho Amor' Documentary Focuses on the Life of Walter Mercado...

The co-directors and producer of a new Netflix documentary about the life of iconic television astrologer Walter Mercado are hoping to adapt the film into a scripted biopic. Cristina Costantini, wh......

 2020-07-09 00:15 

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'The Beach House' Review...

Being released during an epidemic lends additional if unintended frisson to "The Beach House," a cryptic yet reasonably involving thriller in which vacationers find themselves under threat. The nat......

 2020-07-09 00:00 

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'Daniel' Review: Harrowing, Moving, Compelling ISIS Hostage Story...

In 2013, Daniel Rye, a Danish photographer in his mid-twenties, went to Syria to document the plight of civilian refugees and was kidnapped by ISIS. Ransomed and held captive for 13 months, Rye was......

 2020-07-08 23:24 

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For Sale: Paul Trousdale's Historic Beverly Hills Home...

Real estate developer Paul Trousdale left a big thumbprint on residential real estate in southern California, and his slightly shy of 5,600 square-foot Beverly Hills home can now be had for $31.99 ......

 2020-07-08 23:12 

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ViacomCBS Nabs Early Access to UEFA Champions in Bid to Spur Streaming...

Can extra soccer games kick ViacomCBS more directly into TV's streaming wars? ViacomCBS picked up an extra run of UEFA Champions League games in a deal that will put the European soccer organ......

 2020-07-08 22:45 

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TV News Roundup: NBC Sets 'Weakest Link' Revival with Jane Lynch...

In today's TV News Roundup, NBC set a "Weakest Link" revival with Jane Lynch as host, and Amazon Prime Video released a teaser for Season 2 of "The Boys." DATES Hulu h......

 2020-07-08 22:30 

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'Batwoman' Casts Javicia Leslie as New Series Lead...

"Batwoman" has found its new series lead, with Javicia Leslie set to step into the cape and cowl for the show's upcoming second season on The CW. "I am extremely proud to be the f......

 2020-07-08 22:29 

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Roger Stone Banned From Facebook, Instagram...

Facebook kicked Roger Stone, the Donald Trump associate who faces prison time after being convicted of seven felonies, off Facebook and Instagram. The company said it had found evidence that Stone ......

 2020-07-08 22:10 

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How Rave Family Built Minecraft's Biggest Virtual Music Festival...

For Jackie McGuire, CEO and founder of production company Rave Family, music has always felt like more than a hobby. But with a burgeoning career in finance, McGuire settled for attending any EDM f......

 2020-07-08 22:00 

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Curl Up with the 10 Best Celeb Memoirs of All Time...

Among the many things we've been deprived of while sheltering in place during coronavirus is celebrity gossip. Celebs are just like us — they've been spending a lot more time cooped up at home, mak......

 2020-07-08 21:47 

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Emmys 2020 Key Art Revealed...

The Emmys are still on for Sept. 20, and besides host Jimmy Kimmel, there's very little we know about how this year's ceremony — to be broadcast on ABC — will be handled. Bu......

 2020-07-08 21:27 

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Ann Curry on 'Chasing the Cure' and 'The Morning Show'...

It's safe to say that "Chasing the Cure," the acclaimed medical series that marked Ann Curry's return to the small screen, is unlike anything else on television. Over the co......

 2020-07-08 20:00 

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Charlize Theron Talks 'Old Guard' and Paving Her Own Way...

One would assume that the powers that be at Disney and Marvel have approached Charlize Theron about joining the MCU. But no, Theron says, she hasn't heard a peep. "I swear to God. I've never ......

 2020-07-08 19:39 

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My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way Drops New Song From 'Umbrella Academy'...

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has released his first official song of 2020, "Here Comes the End," which comes from the new season of "Umbrella Academy," the Netflix series based on comics......

 2020-07-08 19:14 

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'Invisible Man' Director in Talks for Ryan Gosling's 'Wolfman'...

"The Invisible Man" director Leigh Whannell is in negotiations to helm Ryan Gosling's "Wolfman" for Universal Pictures. Whannell will also be writing the treatment for......

 2020-07-08 19:00 

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Lena Horne Limited Series in the Works at Showtime...

Showtime is developing a limited series about entertainment icon and activist Lena Horne. The series is currently titled "Blackbird: Lena Horne and America," named for Horne's fav......

 2020-07-08 19:00 

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Los Angeles Location Filming Plunges to Record Lows Amid Pandemic...

On-location film in Los Angeles plunged to its lowest levels on record for the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FilmLA permitting agency reported Wednesday. The report showed ove......

 2020-07-08 18:46 

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Shepard Smith Will Join CNBC Evening Lineup...

After giving Fox News Channel the business with an abrupt departure last year, anchor Shepard Smith is likely to find himself more engaged with news about the subject. He's joining CNBC to ho......

 2020-07-08 18:44 

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Johnny Depp Denies Slapping Amber Heard Over Tattoo Joke...

Giving evidence on the second day of a libel trial at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Johnny Depp denied slapping his former wife Amber Heard when she laughed at one of his tattoos. Depp, wh......

 2020-07-08 18:30 

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'Wonder Years' Reboot With Black Family in the Works at ABC...

A reboot of "The Wonder Years" has landed a pilot production commitment at ABC. The new half-hour comedy series would focus on how a black middle class family in Montgomery, Alabama in ......

 2020-07-08 18:25 

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Mindhunter's Manson Shook Viewers With Killer Combo of Acting, Makeup...

Season 2 of Netflix's David Fincher series "Mindhunter" offers glimpses of several high-profile, real-life serial killers, including Charles Manson, played by Damon Herriman. It's Herriman's second......

 2020-07-08 18:00 

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Darren Star Signs Multi-Year Deal With ViacomCBS' Entertainment and Youth Group...

"Sex and the City" and "Younger" creator Darren Star has inked an overall production and development deal with ViacomCBS' entertainment and youth group. "Darren is a c......

 2020-07-08 17:58 

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Comic-Con at Home: The Full Wednesday Schedule...

This year's virtual Comic-Con@Home has announced its schedule...

 2020-07-08 17:58 

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Demi Lovato Says Entertainment Industry Normalized Her Eating Disorder...

In a revealing new interview, Demi Lovato opened up about growing up as a Disney Channel star, including how her old management team normalized her eating disorder, which she said is true of much o......

 2020-07-08 17:53 

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Metallica, Co-Manager Joining Multimillion-Dollar Venture...

Metallica and longtime co-manager Cliff Burnstein are among the parties involved in an intellectual-property acquisition venture that is being headed up by former longtime Morgan Stanley investment......

 2020-07-08 17:45 

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Spotify Set to Launch in Russia...

Some five months after launching in India, Spotify will enter another fertile market: Russia. As...

 2020-07-08 17:30 

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'Brave New World,' 'Lovecraft Country' Adapt Issues of Race and Class...

When Aldous Huxley was writing "Brave New World" in 1931, he was envisioning a futuristic world in which humans were genetically engineered into a caste system. Those who were deemed the most intel......

 2020-07-08 17:17 

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Laemmle Chain Exploring Sale of at Least One Theater...

Laemmle Theatres is considering unloading at least one of its theaters that has been sitting idle for the past four months amid the pandemic-induced shutdown. The Claremont 5 theater has already be......

 2020-07-08 17:17 

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Ringo Starr's Virtual 80th Birthday Party Draws a Starry Crowd...

Ringo Starr is one of the few stars to take his birthday celebrations public every year — with in-person and online recitations of his "peace and love" mantra at an appointed hour — and......

 2020-07-08 17:15 

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'Mucho Mucho Amor' DP Talks Making Documentary on Icon Walter Mercado...

Documentary "Mucho Mucho Amor," from Latinx filmmakers Cristina Costantini ("Science Fair") and Kareem Tabsch ("The Last Resort"), focuses on the legacy of Walter Mercado, the iconic gender-nonconf......

 2020-07-08 17:15 

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Padma Lakshmi, Carson Daly Among TV Hosts Rolling With Format Changes...

As TV's flagship reality shows grow up and evolve — and, in many cases, face down the production changes imposed by COVID — their hosts do, too. And this year set a surprising benchmark for ingenui......

 2020-07-08 17:05 

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'Candyman,' 'Halloween' Sequels Pushed Back by Universal...

Universal Pictures is pushing back the openings of "Candyman" and its two "Halloween" sequels, marking only the latest release date delays amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-08 17:00 

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Robin Thede, Arturo Castro, Iliza Shlesinger on Timeless Sketch Comedy...

When Robin Thede was in the process of writing "A Black Lady Sketch Show," she already had a bad feeling about the state of the world. "I had a literal fever dream about the end of the world and th......

 2020-07-08 17:00 

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KiKi Layne: 'There Are Black Female Superheroes in Real Life'...

KiKi Layne is a natural — and not just when it comes to acting. While training to star opposite Charlize Theron in Gina Prince-Bythewood';s graphic novel-based film "The Old Guard" (streaming on Net......

 2020-07-08 17:00 

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'The Sims Spark'd' Reality-Competition TV Show Coming to TBS, BuzzFeed...

Twenty years after its debut, durable gaming title "The Sims" is getting the reality-TV show treatment — a la "Project Runway" — in which 12 contestants vie for ......

 2020-07-08 16:45 

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'Desus & Mero,' Stephen Colbert Focus on Politics But Not the Election...

As 2020 began, nobody could have doubted that the presidential election would be the story of the year when it came to late-night talk shows. The hosts and their teams spent most of 2019 getting in......

 2020-07-08 16:45 

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Despite Coronavirus Pandemic, 'Property Brothers' in Production Again...

As the fate of many Hollywood productions remains up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as cases sharply rise, HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott — aka the "Property Brothers" — ......

 2020-07-08 16:42 

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'Better Call Saul' Team Talks Season 5's Biggest Moments...

When "Better Call Saul" concluded its penultimate season this spring, the "Breaking Bad" prequel series had definitely entered the precipice of entering the grim criminal un......

 2020-07-08 16:37 

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IMG Strikes Deal to Serve as Licensing Agent for 'Rocket League' Game...

IMG will serve as global licensing representative for the popular 'Rocket League' video game franchise, part of the portfolio of game developer Psyonix. Under terms of the multi-year partnership, w......

 2020-07-08 16:30 

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Trevor Noah and Lilly Singh Compare Notes on Politics and Comedy...

Lilly Singh and Trevor Noah have been studying each other. Noah says he has been looking at some of Singh's YouTube videos as he's been hosting Comedy Central's "Daily Show" from home, and "A Littl......

 2020-07-08 16:17 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Canceled, to Be Replaced by Special...

The 35th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be replaced with an exclusive HBO special due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it was announced today. It is the first time ......

 2020-07-08 16:15 

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Emmys 2020: Late-Night's At Home Format May Shake Up Talk Series Race...

The Emmy race for variety talk series took a dramatic turn at the end of March, when the late-night shows all found themselves pivoting to a new, at-home format. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down mos......

 2020-07-08 16:02 

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London's Dagenham Studios Gets Planning Nod...

The proposal to build London's largest film studios on former industrial land in the suburb of Dagenham has been approved by the Barking and Dagenham Council's planning committee. The approval come......

 2020-07-08 16:02 

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FAST Streaming Services Surge in 2020: Pluto TV, Xumo, Roku & More...

Linear free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) is booming. Four new services have been, or will be, introduced since 2019. Big media giants ViacomCBS and Comcast have bought Pluto TV and Xumo, respec......

 2020-07-08 16:01 

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Comcast Launches Dish's Sling TV App on Xfinity Flex Boxes...

Comcast is making its most radical move yet to embrace cord-cutters. The cable giant is launching an app for Sling TV, the over-the-top subscription television service from rival Dish Network, on t......

 2020-07-08 16:00 

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'The Mandalorian' Team Reflects on Introducing Baby Yoda...

If viewers were asked to point to the single most popular and influential TV character to emerge last year, it would have to be the Child, more casually referred to as Baby Yoda. The adorable anima......

 2020-07-08 16:00 

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'Catfish' Returns to MTV With Remotely Produced Season (EXCLUSIVE)...

MTV's "Catfish" is making a return with its first-ever virtual season, Variety has learned exclusively. As the coronavirus pandemic pushed people across the globe to shelter in pl......

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