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Watch 'South Park' Spoof Logic's '1-800-273-8255'

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South Park flipped Logic's suicide prevention anthem, "1-800-273-8255," into an Eric Cartman attention-getting anthem Wednesday.

The second episode of the show's 21st season found Cartman donning a black hoodie and running through the halls of South Park Elementary, trying to divert attention from a Distracted Driving campaign to his own plight. "I've been feeling sad, I've been being sad/ Can't talk to my mom, don't even have a dad," Cartman rapped, while the chorus found him singing, "Eric, we don't want you to die/Eric, give life a try. »


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See Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller Spar in New 'Meyerowitz Stories' Trailer

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Sibling rivalry culminates in a knockdown brawl between Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller's characters in the new trailer for Noah Baumbach's film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), but the volatility doesn't stop there.

While the previous trailer featured a goofy family sing-along, the new clip takes a few serious turns amid the humor. In the new clip, the New York family headed up by artist Harold Meyerowitz (portrayed by Dustin Hoffman), reunite for his new exhibit. But tensions mount between father and sons (and his seemingly forgotten »


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Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler Team for Netflix Comedy Series

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Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, actress-producer Amy Poehler and writer-director Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping With Other People) are teaming for an as-yet-untitled comedy series for Netflix.

The series is co-created and executive produced by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland. It stars Lyonne, who plays main character Nadia. The show follows Nadia "on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York," according to a statement.

"So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilliant Leslye Headland, the Goat with a heart of gold Amy Poehler, »


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Bernie Casey, 'Revenge of the Nerds' Actor, Dead at 78

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Bernie Casey, noted for his memorable roles in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Revenge of the Nerds, has died, The Hollywood Reporter reports. He was 78. A rep told THR that the athlete-turned-actor died following a brief illness on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Casey launched his acting career in 1969 with his debut role in Guns of the Magnificent Seven, the sequel to The Magnificent Seven. Over the past four decades he starred in roles both on television and film, including acting in several Seventies blaxploitation films »


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'Game of Thrones' Writer Bryan Cogman Developing Fifth Prequel

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A fifth Game of Thrones prequel is confirmed to be in the works, with veteran writer and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman at the helm.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Cogman has been working closely with author George R.R. Martin to develop the project, which will join four prequels previously announced this past May.

Cogman has been involved with HBO's Game of Thrones series since the very first season, initially hired as an assistant to show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. He has since written numerous episodes, including several »


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'Stronger' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Does 'Boston Strong' the Right Way, Warts and All

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Based on a True Story: That phrase – Hollywood-speak for bullshit – can put audiences on guard for fact-fudging and bogus uplift. Not so with Stronger, a powerhouse biopic that sidesteps the pitfalls of the genre in favor of keeping it real, warts and all. Kudos to a brilliant, hilariously unexpected performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a beer-guzzling, Boston boyo who lost both his legs, just above the knee, in the 2013 Marathon bombing. For director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express), the way to truly honor the man is »


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Hillary Clinton Recalls Encounter With 'Manspreading' Vladimir Putin

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Hillary Clinton had a lot to say when she sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Tuesday night, and when the chat involved foreign relations and Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election, she had an anecdote or two to share about Vladimir Putin.

"He really doesn't like democracy. He thinks it's an inconvenient, messy process," she said of the Russian leader. "And he doesn't like us. He wants to destabilize our country, sow doubt about our democracy. … He wants to undermine how we see each other."

Beyond America itself, »


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Watch the Rock, Jack Black, Kevin Hart in 'Jumanji' Trailer

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan star in the new, punchline-heavy trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, director Jake Kasdan's upcoming sequel of the 1995 fantasy-adventure film.

The clip opens by setting up the basic plot: Over two decades after the events of the first, Robin Williams-starring film, four teenagers stuck in high school detention discover an old video game named Jumanji while cleaning out the building's basement. After firing up the vintage title, they're sucked into Jumanji's jungle landscape, where they »


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Watch Violent First 'Punisher' Trailer

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A violent new trailer shows the origins of the Marvel comic-book hero The Punisher, as he will be depicted in Netflix's serial-tv adaptation.

As character Frank Castle – played by Jon Bernthal, who previously depicted Castle in Season Two of Daredevil – gazes lovingly at his wife, he sees a masked man in military garb shoot her in the back of her head. Then as Metallica's "One" plays, the screen shows Castle (a retired Marine) sharpening a knife, loading guns and spray-painting a wall as he prepares for an ambush. After a barrage of bullets, »


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'Battle of the Sexes' Review: Imagine Hillary and Trump Swinging Rackets

20 September 2017 6:03 AM, PDT

What does a movie about a 1973 tennis exhibition match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs have to say to millennials when everyone knows the war between so-called women's libbers and male chauvinist pigs ended last century? Ha! Starring a top-form Emma Stone as King and a perceptively flamboyant Steve Carell as Riggs, Battle of the Sexes is not an overtly political movie; it's a blast about two tennis champions going over the top to make a point. But in speaking to the marginalized, the movie comments bluntly on the here and now. »


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See Lara Croft Discover Destiny in Action-Packed 'Tomb Raider' Trailer

20 September 2017 5:55 AM, PDT

As Lara Croft, Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) storms through a forest, leaps across a collapsing bridge and stares down a ravaging storm in the action-packed first trailer for the adventure film Tomb Raider, a reboot of the franchise launched in 2001 with Angelina Jolie in the title role. The film, which director Roar Uthaug helmed from Geneva Robertson-Dworet's script, opens March 16th, 2018.

Tomb Raider, based on the 2013 video game of the same name, follows a younger version of Croft than seen in the Jolie films. A broke college student in East London, »


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Inside 'Tales From the Tour Bus,' Mike Judge's Animated Country-Music History Romp

20 September 2017 5:36 AM, PDT

When Mike Judge began work on Tales From the Tour Bus, a new country-music docuseries for Cinemax that premieres on September 22nd, he did so with a mission. "I like converting people who don't like country into going, 'Ok, maybe this is Ok,'" he says. So the Silicon Valley, King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-head mastermind began collecting the wildest, most hilarious stories about Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Lee Lewis and other hellraisers he could from their friends and family and animating them.

"We're trying to »


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'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Review: It's 'James Bond on Laughing Gas,' Violent as Ever

20 September 2017 4:59 AM, PDT

Whooshing by on screen like James Bond on laughing gas, Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a breathlessly comic, sometimes exhausting sequel to the surprise 2015 smash that all but begged for an R-rated follow-up. Now it's here – and just as manic and over-the-top as you'd expect, only more so (the film is 141 minutes long). Those who hated the first film will be twice as irritated. Screw 'em. True Kingsman fans will appreciate that director Matthew Vaughn reacted to digs at The Secret Service for being gratuitously violent, sexually adolescent and politically »


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Watch Kimmel Skewer Health Care Bill Author: 'Bill Cassidy Lied to My Face'

19 September 2017 8:09 PM, PDT

Update: Bill Cassidy has responded to Jimmy Kimmel's takedown of the politician's proposed health care bill. "I'm sorry he does not understand," Cassidy told CNN Wednesday morning. "Under [the bill], more people will have coverage and we protect those with pre-existing conditions." When host Chris Cuomo noted that pre-existing conditions under his bill will be at the discretion of each state, Cassidy claimed, before the release of a Cbo score of the bill, that prices would drop.

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Jimmy Kimmel called out Senator Bill Cassidy in a scathing monologue Tuesday, criticizing the »


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See Melissa McCarthy's Slapstick Genius Shine in 'Cook Off!' Trailer

19 September 2017 6:21 PM, PDT

Melissa McCarthy bumbles through a cooking competition in the wild new trailer for the long-gestating mockumentary, Cook Off! The film premiered at the Comedy Arts Festival in 2007 – long before McCarthy's breakout turn in Bridesmaids – and will finally receive an on-demand and limited theatrical release November 17th.

Cathryn Michon and Guy Shalem co-directed Cook Off!, which centers around the Van Rookle Farms Cooking Contest, a reality competition with celebrity judges, a $1 million prize and a giant muffin mascot. Along with McCarthy, the film's cast boasts an array of seasoned improvisors including Michon, »


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Shonda Rhimes Calls Emmys 2017 'Embarrassing' After Hoopla Over Historic Wins

19 September 2017 2:12 PM, PDT

Shonda Rhimes didn't mince words in a new interview with Vanity Fair, pointing out the bittersweet nature of Sunday night's history-making Emmy wins.

Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed, Sterling K. Brown and Lena Waithe were among those who were anointed a number of Hollywood's "firsts" during the awards ceremony: first black person to win for comedy-series directing, first Muslim and south Asian man to win an acting award, first black actor since 1998 to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing, »


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Porn Again: How 'The Deuce' Nails Seventies Skin-Flick Sleaze

19 September 2017 9:15 AM, PDT

Times Square, 1971: The sleaziest cesspool in New York City is about to get sleazier. All around 42nd Street – known as "the Deuce" – the streets are full of pimps and hookers, XXX theaters and drug dealers, cops and johns and gangsters. The obscenity laws are relaxing, opening the way for the porn business to expand into the mainstream – massage parlors, private booths, sex shops. The cops let it all happen, as long as they keep getting their cut of the money. Everybody here is a tough crowd, because everybody's got a tough story. »


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James Corden Regrets Kissing Sean Spicer at Emmys 2017

19 September 2017 8:41 AM, PDT

James Corden received backlash after the Emmy Awards when Variety posted an Instagram picture of Corden joke-kissing former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Social media users expressed overwhelming disappointment with the host. Some people commented on the picture that they felt Corden was "normalizing fascism."

On Monday night, Corden responded to the controversy in a self-deprecating monologue. "I just want to say, I think people are forgetting that this man lied to the American people, and should not be embraced," Corden said as the incriminating picture of him and Spicer was revealed. »


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Bill Skarsgard on 'Really, Really Disturbing' Flashback Scene Cut from 'It'

18 September 2017 11:38 AM, PDT

Bill Skarsgård revealed in a new interview that the recently released remake of Stephen King's It, for all its box-office success and nostalgic terror, originally included a scene that even he considered "disturbing."

"There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise]," he explained on an episode of Variety's Playback podcast. "The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I'm not the clown. I look more like myself. It's very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from. »


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Rob Sheffield on Emmys 2017: The Good, the Bad and the Sean Spicer Suck-Up

18 September 2017 10:13 AM, PDT

"This is TV's highest honor – us celebrating us," Stephen Colbert announced at the start of the 2017 Emmy Awards. "Tonight, we binge ourselves." It was a joke about smug self-congratulation probably intended to sound more ironic than it did. The Emmy ceremony, as always, was a night of the television world celebrating itself as the best Western civilization has to offer, not to mention an all-around swell bunch of people. The ego in the room was a marvel to behold – even when Seth MacFarlane wasn't onscreen. Colbert did his best with his Trump gags, »


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