Final Season of ‘Portlandia’ Will Say ‘Oh, Hello’ to John Mulaney and Nick Kroll
It’s a damn shame, but the comedy sketch series Portlandia is coming to an end after being renewed for an eighth and final season on IFC. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have assembled a cavalcade of hilarious characters over the years, and they’ve brought some of their best comedian friends into the show with them […]
- Ethan Anderton
‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter
Not much is known about the different “Game of Thrones” spinoffs in development in HBO, though it has been confirmed that all four are prequels and will feature no existing characters. Courtesy of an IGN interview with Jane Goldman, who’s writing one of the proposed spinoffs, we now know that hers will be “recognizable as a past event” to those familiar with Westeros.
Though she emphasizes that she “can say absolutely nothing” in terms of plot details, the “Kick-Ass” screenwriter responds in the affirmative when asked if her spinoff will feature any magic or supernatural elements. Goldman is developing the show alongside George R. R. Martin, and says that she’s “had the pleasure of going to spend some time with him and working on things »
- Michael Nordine
Teen Wolf's Ryan Kelley Talks 'Crazy' Final Episodes, Laments Parrish and Lydia's Unexplored 'Connection'
One of Sunday’s back-to-back episodes of Teen Wolf (MTV, 8/7c) reveals the name of the mysterious, corpse-looking Big Bad of the final season — and it’s a mouthful. Fortunately, Ryan Kelley has a helpful alternative for fans.
“We just called him ‘Pulpy’ on set,” the actor tells TVLine. “He’s just this gooey, slippery, nasty guy — real creepy.”
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Unfortunately, the villain’s weirdly adorable nickname is one of the few specific details Kelley can still recall from the final 10 episodes’ unconventional shoot.
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Steven Soderbergh Reveals 2 Versions Of HBO Project ‘Mosaic’
“Logan Lucky” races into cinemas today, with Steven Soderbergh firing on all cylinders for his hugely enjoyable heist comedy. But as always, the director is shifting gears for his next effort, the HBO project “Mosaic.” The project, which has been kept under wraps for quite some time, stars Garrett Hedlund and Sharon Stone, with Ed Solomon (“Men in Black,” “Charlie’s Angels“) writing the script for the story that will allow users to pursue different narrative paths, utilizing a new state-of-the-art app.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Bruce Forsyth, Legendary British Entertainer, Dies at 89
A statement from Wilson said: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.”
The popular variety entertainer, who was a mainstay of British television from the 1970s onwards, made his television debut at age 14 singing and dancing on a talent show. He became a household name in the U.K. in the late 1950s after being invited to take over from comedian Tommy Trinder as host of television variety show “Sunday Night at the London Palladium” in 1958.
In the 1970s he proved popular as a gameshow host, fronting the long-running “The Generation Game” for the BBC before moving to rival broadcaster ITV to host another long-running gameshow, “Play »
- Robert Mitchell
Malcolm-Jamal Warner to Guest Star on Showtime Comedy ‘White Famous’ (Exclusive)
A “Cosby Show” alum is moving on to Showtime. Malcolm-Jamal Warner will guest star on the upcoming comedy “White Famous,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. The new show stars “Saturday Night Live” alum Jay Pharoah as a rising comedian. Warner will be playing Nelson Youngblood, an icon in the African-American community and a moral compass. Also Read: Wrong Black Guy: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Addressed as Malcolm-Jamal Warner at TCA Warner has been making the rounds in Hollywood over the past few years with major roles in “American Crime Story” and the upcoming series “Ten Days in the Valley” on ABC. He also had a recurring. »
- Carli Velocci
Gotham Casts New Villain and Friend for Bruce
Benedict is set to play Cherry, the owner of a fight club in The Narrows a.k.a Gotham's most dangerous neighborhood. This fight club will
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- Lindsay Macdonald
Stephen King Has Confidence in JJ Abrams for Castle Rock
There is no questioning the fact that Stephen King is one of the most prolific authors of our time, having written countless masterpieces over the years. If you doubt the validity of the aforementioned statement, just take a moment to allow your memory to remind you of how many of King’s books have been adapted for the big screen and become classics. Start with films like Pet Cemetary, The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, and Misery for starters. There are some Stephen King fans that have not been happy with the way Hollywood has translated his novels into film, but nevertheless,
- Rick Wallace
BBC Acquires ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ for the U.K.
The BBC has acquired FX’s anthology series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” for the U.K. The second season of “American Crime Story” will air on BBC Two in 2018.
The channel also aired the show’s award-winning first season, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which was widely acclaimed by British critics. The follow-up, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” follows the events surrounding the death of the legendary fashion designer in the summer of 1997. Edgar Ramirez stars as Versace, with Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz (pictured) playing Donatella Versace, Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan and Ricky Martin as Versace’s partner, Antonio D’Amico.
“With ‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson,’ the brilliant Ryan Murphy and his team crafted a unique and utterly compelling television event which managed to get the nation talking once more about one of the biggest cases in history,” said Sue Deeks, head »
- Robert Mitchell
The Sam Tarly Version of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Rap
One of the most interesting things about fandoms is their creativity when they become inspired. For proof, look no further than a thread on the Game of Thrones Reddit, which saw a collection of Redditors writing an impromptu Game of Thrones version of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air rap from the perspective from the character Sam Tarly. While it seems that this will be the end of it for the time being, it is nonetheless an excellent example of the fun and entertaining things that can happen when fans come together under the right circumstances. Who Is Sam Tarly?
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- Nat Berman
5 Things You Didn’t Know About “Get Shorty!”
If the title “Get Shorty” sounds familiar, it is because it was also a movie that served as Elmore Leonard’s first adaptation of the book with the same name. This movie, which starred John Travolta, was widely considered to be a film adaption that was actually as good as the book. We all know how difficult that is to accomplish. The title now also belongs to a new upcoming television series on Epix. The show was written and produced to take the strong content from an exceptional source, Elmore Leonard and bring to the television screen in hopes of recreating
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- Rick Wallace
‘Narcos’ Season 3 Review: The Drug War Might Be Lost, but the Best Version of This Show Is Found
“Narcos” has never been a simple show to process, especially for someone not embedded in this universe — there are many players, many complications, speaking in many languages, operating decades ago. But it is one of the great examples of shows that have improved thanks to the opportunity to grow and evolve, and Season 3 continues that journey with an investment in human storytelling.
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The third season of the Netflix period drama, circling around the drug cartels that gave birth to an international addiction to cocaine and the American war on drugs that failed to prevent it, had a major challenge ahead of it. For two seasons, “Narcos” had Pedro Escobar, one of the most famous drug kingpins of all time, at its center. Escobar was a fascinating character, anchored by an award-nominated performance by Wagner Moura, but at »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Kirk Acevedo
You have all types of actors in Hollywood, all of which find a way to make a good living, although they accomplish feat through completely different means. There is the actor who because a blockbuster star who makes maybe one movie every two years or so, but is paid $20 million to do it, then there are those that work constant, but taking small roles that never provide exposure. Then, you have those like Kirk Acevedo, who seem to be working multiple projects all the time. Between the different between the type of Hollywood star Kirk represents and the latter
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- Rick Wallace
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Desus Nice
The one thing that technology, live streaming and the emergence of internet networks have done is open up opportunities for almost anyone who has the drive and creative to find a platform to share what they have to offer. For those who could not find an opening in Hollywood and the music industry, there is always the chance to become a YouTube sensation or to become Instagram Famous. One person who has definitely taken his wittiness and creativity and paved an exciting road to celebrity and success is Desus Nice. Desus Nice and his “Ace,” The Kid Mero, have maneuvered
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- Rick Wallace
Emma Stone is Now Officially the World’s Highest Paid Actress Passing Jennifer Lawrence
There’s a new actress on top of the mountain. Emma Stone has passed up Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston as the highest paid actress in Hollywood. The star of La La Land has made and estimated, pre-tax,$26 million this year, topping out over Aniston who made $25.5 million, and Lawrence, who made $24 million. This is a huge increase in her pay and is also a serious matter as the constant issue of the pay gap between men and women has been addressed right along with it. Stone has actually come out and stated that her male costars have begun
A Massive New Gundam Store Opening This Weekend In Tokyo
If you’re a lover of all things Gundam than this could be for you. Tokyo will be featuring the opening of one of the largest Gundam stores very soon. The store will feature around 2,000 Gundam goods for sale and another 1,500 on display. This is apparently the largest selection of Gundam merchandise in the world at this point. There are other locations in South Korea and Taiwan, but they are slightly smaller in size. The store will be packed to the gills with merchandise and will also be divided into three distinct sections that will cater to the customers.
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Halt and Catch Fire Premiere: EPs Talk Final Season Time Jump, Joe/Cameron Endgame, Surprise Glow Cameo
Halt and Catch Fire reboots again in its fourth and final season, which is now 10 years removed from when we first met tech visionaries Joe MacMillan, Cameron Howe, Gordon Clark and Donna Clark Emerson.
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Saturday’s two-hour premiere features the AMC drama’s second major time jump in just three episodes, quickly moving the story along to the year 1994. It’s a creative decision that has not only given creators Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers a means to have Joe and Cameron reconnect, but one that perfectly aligns with the history of the World Wide Web. »
What are the Chances Beyonce Knowles Really Becomes the Rockets Owner?
There seems to be an irritating trend going around that has to do with celebrities buying up professional sports teams, or at least investing in them. There’s a good chance that Beyonce will at least invest in the Houston Rockets, but there’s nothing written in stone as of yet. How much control she has really depends on how much she invests, since the team is valued at around $2 billion at this point. Beyonce’s net worth isn’t even half that, but she could easily invest in the team and generate enough interest that she might actually have a say in
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Dick Gregory Dies: The Legendary Stand-Up Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Was 84
Celebrated stand-up comedian and civi rights activist Dick Gregory died today in Washington at the age of 84. The trailblazing figure was hospitalized earlier this month from a yet-to-be-announced medical condition. His official Instagram account announced his death today saying more details will be released soon. Before he died, Gregory was still actively touring and had engagements set up in the forthcoming weeks. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Gregory got his start… »
How to Turn Yourself into a Northerner From Game of Thrones
The hit show Game of Thrones has everyone looking at the latest trends and styles that have been made popular as of late. With the rise in popularity of the northerner look however many people are wondering just how a person can go about getting the same look without having to break the bank at the same time. The answer and how easy it can be might surprise you. You won’t look like one of the Night’s Watch but you’ll certainly get the look of their furry garments down by following these careful instructions. If you don’t end up looking
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