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 2020-06-02 15:44 

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TV Ratings: 'The Baker and the Beauty' Finale Rises to Season High...

The writers of ABC's "The Baker and the Beauty" clearly put enough yeast in the finale two episodes of season 1. On Monday night, the show's back-to-back finale rose to a se......

 2020-06-02 15:44 

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Trevor Noah Addresses George Floyd Death, Decries Police 'Looting Black Bodies'...

In an emotional video message, "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah addressed the systemic racism in the U.S. and the explosion of protests in response to the death of George Floyd. "......

 2020-06-02 15:31 

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Killer Mike Tells Stephen Colbert About His Moving Atlanta Speech...

In a world more like the one we knew four months ago, Killer Mike would have been promoting "RTJ4," the new album from Run the Jewels, his group with El-P, this week. But coronavirus, the death of ......

 2020-06-02 15:18 

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Royal Shakespeare Company Postpones or Cancels All 2020 Performances...

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has postponed or canceled all of its planned performances for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The RSC said the move was a response to the continuing U.K. l......

 2020-06-02 14:48 

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How to Delete Facebook Posts in Bulk With 'Manage Activity' Tool...

Facebook is making it easier for users to wipe out embarrassing or otherwise personally painful posts. The social-media giant announced Manage Activity, a new feature to make it easier for users to......

 2020-06-02 14:21 

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Just Mercy Free Rental: Warner Bros. Offers Systemic Racism Education...

"Just Mercy," the 2019 film about the work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, has been made available for free rental on digital platforms during the month of June by Warner Bros......

 2020-06-02 14:17 

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Malaysia Says Film, TV Production Can Resume This Month...

The Malaysian government has authorized a return to production for film and TV productions from June 10. "Previously, I had said shooting of films, TV and advertisements can resume after Hari......

 2020-06-02 14:00 

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ILM Acquires Literary Estates of 12 Writers Including Evelyn Waugh...

Recently formed rights business International Literary Properties (ILP) has acquired the literary estates of 12 writers, including Evelyn Waugh and Georges Simenon, from U.K. agency Peters, Fraser ......

 2020-06-02 13:56 

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Jimmy Fallon Gives Emotional Apology for 'SNL' Blackface Skit...

Jimmy Fallon returned to "The Tonight Show" on Monday, promising "a different kind of show" in light of nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota Pol......

 2020-06-02 13:39 

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Blackout Tuesday: Spotify, SiriusXM Hit Pause in George Floyd Tributes...

As part of the music industry's Blackout Tuesday protest against racism, Spotify and SiriusXM will go silent in symbolic moments of silence to acknowledge the murder of George Floyd. Audio-st......

 2020-06-02 13:05 

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Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Cullors on Blackout Tuesday...

Black Lives Matter has a purview much larger than the music industry, but the issues it addresses are front and center on Blackout Tuesday (June 2), in which the music business is essentially stopp......

 2020-06-02 13:00 

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Weather Channel Joins OpenAP Audience-Targeting Alliance...

The Weather Channel is the latest media outlet to join OpenAP, the consortium of media companies working to help advertisers buy TV with some of the new methodologies they say they crave. OpenAP wa......

 2020-06-02 13:00 

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ABC Plans Tuesday Primetime News Special Focused on National Protests...

ABC News will tonight air a live primetime special, "America in Pain" What Comes Next?," centered on the spread of protests around the country, the latest TV-news outlet to create......

 2020-06-02 12:59 

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New York City Curfews to Start Tuesday at 8 PM...

New York City is extending its curfew after protests over police brutality that began peacefully on Monday were marred by looting and vandalism as the night wore on. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that ......

 2020-06-02 12:14 

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U.K. Channels ITV, 4Music, MTV and Comedy Central Mark 'Blackout Tuesday'...

U.K. TV channels and radio stations are changing their programmes to mark "Blackout Tuesday", following George Floyd's death in police custody. Channel 4-owned 4 Music said it wil......

 2020-06-02 12:00 

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'I Will Make You Mine' Review...

Lynn Chen's "I Will Make You Mine" proves yet again that black-and-white films are often anything but. Overseeing a debut that's nuanced and gently wry (and shot to sumptuous effect), she brings fi......

 2020-06-02 11:55 

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TikTok Apologizes for 'Glitch' on #BlackLivesMatter, #GeorgeFloyd Videos...

TikTok said a "technical glitch" last week made it temporarily appear as if videos using #BlackLivesMatter and #GeorgeFloyd hashtags had zero views — and the short-form video comp......

 2020-06-02 11:47 

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Canada's CMPA to Ask Federal Government for Insurance Backstop...

Canada's production community is working towards a bespoke insurance solution as the country looks to jumpstart production after it ground to a halt in March amid the coronavirus outbreak. Variety ......

 2020-06-02 11:00 

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WGN America's 'News Nation' Sets Anchor Team for Primetime Pivot...

WGN America has set the anchor team for the nightly three-hour newscast that is coming to the primetime lineup of Nexstar Media Group's cable network as of Sept. 1. WGN America is set for a r......

 2020-06-02 10:29 

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Big Hit Entertainment Apologizes for Suga's Sample of Cult Leader...

Big Hit Entertainment has apologized for BTS star Suga's sampling of a speech by infamous cult leader Jim Jones. The song "What Do You Think?," from Suga's solo album "D-2,"......

 2020-06-02 09:15 

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'Feral' Review: Living Alone in the New York City...

Contrary to her movie's title, the protagonist in "Feral" hardly fits any indigent stereotype: She's young, attractive, kempt, modishly dressed, in fact by all appearances rather closer to the clic......

 2020-06-02 09:08 

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Madrid Content City Starts Building Five More Stages, Film-TV Campus...

Secuoya Group president Raul Berdons and Madrid region politicians laid a symbolic stone Tuesday morning for Phase II and III of construction on Madrid Content City. Built around the Secuoya Studi......

 2020-06-02 09:03 

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'Mission: Impossible 7" To Restart Production in September...

"Mission: Impossible 7" is set to restart shooting in September after having to shutdown filming earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Plans to restart a major tentpole movie like ......

 2020-06-02 09:00 

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'The Price Of Desire' Review...

Even tantalizing glimpses of 20th century Anglo-Irish modernist Eileen Gray's most iconic designs fail to compensate for the rest of the treacle comprising "The Price Of Desire."...

 2020-06-02 08:55 

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NetEase Confirms $3 Billion Share Sale in Hong Kong...

Chinese games and social media firm NetEase is planning to raise close to $3 billion through a share sale in Hong Kong. The company is currently listed on the U.S.'s NASDAQ exchange, and the move t......

 2020-06-02 07:18 

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BAFTA Appoints Emmy-Winning TV Producer Krishnendu Majumdar as Chair...

Emmy-winning TV producer Krishnendu Majumdar has been confirmed as chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, becoming the first person of color to hold the role in BAFTA's 73-year h......

 2020-06-02 07:06 

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'Poppy' Is First New Zealand Film to Resume Shooting After Coronavirus...

New Zealand drama film "Poppy" resumed production on Friday, becoming the first local film in the country to start up after a hiatus caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The film was in its final we......

 2020-06-02 05:52 

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Court Rules Carole Baskin Gets Joe Exotic's Zoo...

Score one for team Big Cat Rescue. A federal judge granted Carole Baskin control of the zoo formerly owned by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic from Netflix's "Tiger Ki......

 2020-06-02 05:15 

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Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer Details Global Plans for Blackout Tuesday...

Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer (pictured with Pharrell Williams in January) has detailed his company's plans to observe "Blackout Tuesday," an industry-wide initiative to stand in so......

 2020-06-02 03:25 

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Lea Michele Accused of Making 'Glee' a 'Living Hell' for Samantha Ware...

"Glee" actor Samantha Ware accused her former co-star Lea Michele of making the show a "living hell" due to "traumatic microaggressions.4; On Monday night, Ware r......

 2020-06-02 02:18 

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'9-1-1' Star Ryan Guzman Criticized for Defending Use of Racial Slurs...

"9-1-1" actor Ryan Guzman is facing backlash from his co-stars and social media users after defending his wife's use of the N-word and saying that he frequently calls his friends by racial sl......

 2020-06-02 01:39 

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Sylvester Stallone Doc '40 Years of Rocky' to Premiere Digitally...

In today's film news roundup, "40 Years of Rocky" gets a release date, Pierce Brosnan's "The King's Daughter" finds a home and the 2020 Lower East Side Fil......

 2020-06-02 00:54 

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West Hollywood Boards Up With Messages of Support for Protesters...

West Hollywood comedy club The Laugh Factory saw a different kind of crowd forming on its doorstep Monday, as peaceful protesters gathered for a third night in Los Angeles in recognition of the kil......

 2020-06-02 00:52 

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How to Support Black Lives Matter Organizations...

George Floyd. Tony McDade. Breonna Taylor. These are the names of just three Black people who have been killed by police officers since the beginning of the year. Since their deaths, powerful and p......

 2020-06-02 00:13 

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'The Trip to Greece' is the Last 'Trip' Film. But It Shouldn't Be...

I'm an unabashed fan of "The Trip" and its three sequels. They're the British talk-verit road comedies in which Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, playing heightened versions of their quicks......

 2020-06-02 00:13 

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'The Trip to Greece' is the Last 'Trip' Film. But It Shouldn't Be...

I'm an unabashed fan of "The Trip" and its three sequels. They're the British talk-verit road comedies in which Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, playing heightened versions of their quicks......

 2020-06-01 23:31 

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Bad Robot, McGrath & Abrams Foundation Pledge $10 Million to Fight Racism...

Bad Robot Productions and the Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation announced charitable donations to a number of organizations "committed to anti-racist agendas." In a statem......

 2020-06-01 23:17 

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Lennie Niehaus Dead: Composer for Clint Eastwood Films Was 90...

Lennie Niehaus, who went from Stan Kenton sideman to Clint Eastwood's movie composer during a nearly 60-year career in music, died Thursday at his daughter's home in Redlands, Calif. He......

 2020-06-01 23:16 

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Rush Limbaugh Denies Existence of White Privilege...

Radio host Rush Limbaugh denied the existence of white privilege during a conversation about the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement with the hosts of "The Breakfast Clu......

 2020-06-01 23:03 

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Shows Support for George Floyd Protestors...

During a Monday news conference, California Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed sympathy and showed support for the protesters around the country outraged over the death of George Floyd. "The black c......

 2020-06-01 22:59 

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President Trump Vows Crackdown on Protests...

President Trump vowed on Monday to order the military to crack down on protesters, and walked outside the White House grounds to survey a nearby damaged church. The president said he was ordering t......

 2020-06-01 22:30 

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TV Roundup: NBC News Now Announces Virtual Conversation Amid Protests...

In today's TV News Roundup, NBC News Now and NBC BLK announced a virtual conversation in the wake of the social unrest across the country, and ATX Television Festival announced a supporting s......

 2020-06-01 22:30 

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Terrace Martin, Denzel Curry Drop Anti-Police Violence Song 'Pig Feet'...

One could argue that most hip-hop is actually protest music, but there's no mistaking the anti-police-violence message of a new song and video called "Pig Feet" by jazz musician Terrace Martin, who......

 2020-06-01 22:00 

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Grindr Removes Race, Ethnic Filter in Support of Black Lives Matter...

Grindr said it will remove the racial and ethnic filter from its popular gay dating and social-networking app, citing user feedback and a commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement. "We wi......

 2020-06-01 21:55 

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Spotify Will Be Live on Blackout Tuesday...

When Spotify announced over the weekend that it will support Blackout Tuesday (June 2), some people assumed that that the entire service will go dark: It won't. The streaming giant posted on its bl......

 2020-06-01 21:42 

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Killer Mike Speaks Up, with Atlanta Mayor and in a Run the Jewels Song...

As protests, chaos and police clashes engulfed the country over the last few days in response to the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Atlanta rapper Killer Mike offered some of the most ......

 2020-06-01 21:06 

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George Floyd Protests Could Spread Coronavirus, Health Official Warns...

Widespread protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd could become "super-spreader" events for the coronavirus, an L.A. County health official said Monday. Barbara Ferrer, the di......

 2020-06-01 20:57 

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'Insecure's' Natasha Rothwell on Season 4 Issa and Lawrence Reunion...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched "Lowkey Happy," the eighth episode of "Insecure" Season 4. May 31 was supposed to be a big day for Natasha Rothwell. T......

 2020-06-01 20:28 

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Sling TV Boss Warren Schlichting Out at Dish After Subscriber Losses...

Warren Schlichting, president of Dish Network's Sling TV over-the-top division who also oversaw ad sales and programming deals, is no longer with the company. His exit comes after Dish report......

 2020-06-01 20:27 

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Henri's Couch: From the Annals of Bad Behavior...

A friend of mine who once plied the real estate trade recently told me he left the field because "agents are treated horribly." This surprised me. I decided to ask a few agents for their thoughts o......

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