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Second chapter of 'The Mandalorian', "The Child," is now available for screening
Disney+ (NEW YORK) -- The second episode of the new Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian had fans staying up late -- or rising early Friday morning -- as it debuted at midnight. Unlike other streaming shows that drop full seasons at a clip, show creator Jon Favreau specifically wanted one episode to be released at a time, he explained at this week's launch event in Los Angeles. "I think it's great to have a serialized show like this because I feel like it really taps into what George Lucas was originally inspired by: the films like Flash Gordon, that...
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'Watchmen' director on the show's "truly radical" casting -- and the actor she "couldn't believe" she got to work with
Mark Hill/HBO (NEW YORK) -- Director Nicole Kassell is no stranger to high-profile TV projects: After all, she's a veteran of shows ranging from Claws to Breaking Bad. And now her handiwork can be seen on HBO's new hit Watchmen, the small-screen sequel to the landmark graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The show boasts a stellar cast, including Oscar-winners Louis Gossett Jr. and Regina King, the latter of whom Kassell worked with on American Crime, a series that earned King an Emmy. The show centers on King's character, a law enforcement officer named Angela Abar, who also...
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'Mr. Robot's' new favorite villain Ashlie Atkinson talks playing a "joyous psychopath"
Jacqueline Patton Photography (NEW YORK) -- It may be the final season of USA Network hacker drama Mr. Robot, but the show still had time to introduce one last baddie. Ashlie Atkinson plays the show’s new favorite villain, Dark Army operative Janice – and she’s having a blast scaring the crap out of fans. “I just really loved the idea of someone who was an ‘order muppet,’ who is really into control and order but was a really joyous person -- but a complete psychopath,” Atkinson tells ABC Audio. “I really liked that about her.” Atkinson, who was a huge...
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Wayne Brady is not here for your 'Chappelle's Show' references: "I don't rest on past laurels"
Courtesy of Wayne Brady (NEW YORK) -- Wayne Brady wants you to know that he's accomplished a lot in his career. From being a staple on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, to hosting his own variety show and CBS' Let's Make a Deal, Brady has effortlessly conquered whatever he's set his mind to in television, film, and on Broadway. However, with all of his past accomplishments, the Emmy Award winner will admit it's a bit frustrating when fans only remember one thing when they see him: his 2004 Chappelle's Show appearance. "They're like, 'Hey man, I love that thing!'" Brady...
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Love Hallmark Christmas movies? Get paid $1,000 bucks for simply watching them
iStock/dszc (LOS ANGELES) -- Remember that Halloween contest that tasked one person to sit through the entirety of Stephen King movies for a wad of cash? Well, that contest just got a Christmas update. On Thursday, Internet service provider CenturyLink launched their own contest tasking one individual to binge 24 Hallmark Christmas movies. They'll pay that person $1,000 -- as if you needed an incentive. "We’re looking for a lover of all things Christmas, G-Rated romcoms, and too-close-to-home family dramas to watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies in 12 days. If you think that’s you, we’ll give you $1,000 to critique...
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Dwayne Johnson teases "one of a kind" 'Black Adam'; says release date is December, 2021
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- It's official: the long-teased Black Adam, which stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular DC Comics character, will hit movie theaters on December 22, 2021. The WWE wrestler-turned-actor revealed the news, along with a new image of him in the role on Thursday via Instagram. "BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn't toe the mark or walk the line," Johnson wrote in the lengthy post. "He's a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who'll always do what's right for the people - but he does...
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'Ford v Ferrari' and 'Charlie's Angels' top this week's new releases
© 2019 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. (NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide on Friday: * Ford v Ferrari -- This sports drama is based on the true story of engineer Carroll Shelby and race car driver Ken Miles, played respectively by Matt Damon and Christian Bale, who teamed up to build a car that could beat Ferrari for Ford Motor Company in 1966. Tracy Letts, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon also star. Rated PG-13. * Charlie's Angels -- The latest film adaptation of the classic 1970s TV series, co-written and directed by...
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Vivica A. Fox says she's not interested in Issa Rae's 'Set It Off' remake
ABC/Eric McCandless (LOS ANGELES) -- Vivica A. Fox is offering her thoughts on the reported Set It Off remake that Insecure creator Issa Rae is currently developing. According to Fox, Rae needs to "leave it alone." "It's a classic, leave it alone," Fox told Entertainment Tonight bluntly, while making a dissatisfied face. "There's absolutely no reason to try to redo it. It's been done, and we did it so well, that people are absolutely going to compare it to that and I think that's her taking on a tremendous chore because that film has become a cult classic and some...
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Creator Jon Favreau, star Pedro Pascal unveil new episodes of 'The Mandalorian' at "really awesome" fan event
Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney (LOS ANGELES) -- In Los Angeles Tuesday night, Disney+ held a red carpet event for The Mandalorian, the brand-new streaming service's Star Wars spin-off, created by Iron Man director Jon Favreau and co-produced by he and Star Wars: The Clone Wars Emmy-winner Dave Filoni. The first three episodes of the already-acclaimed show were screened at the event, which also attracted the show's lead, Pedro Pascal, as well as co-stars Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, and Werner Herzog. Also on hand were lots and lots of Star Wars fans. "I got to see, before anything, all of...
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350th 'Grey's Anatomy' episode airs tonight; co-star Kevin McKidd calls it "intense"
ABC/Christopher Willard (NEW YORK) -- (NOTE LANGUAGE) After numerous medical emergencies, doctor hook-ups and break-ups, and devastating character deaths, ABC's Grey’s Anatomy is marking a very special milestone tonight: its 350th episode. In tonight's installment, Ellen Pompeo's Dr. Meredith Grey has to face off against the medical board, with the future of her long career hanging in the balance. And, while her future is uncertain, her past comes into play as well, ABC teases. Actor Kevin McKidd appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan Thursday, to preview the "intense" episode, and to marvel at Grey's longevity. "It's such a blessing,"...
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'Beverly Hills Cop 4' back on the beat, thanks to Netflix deal
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- After a 2016 big screen attempt at another Beverly Hills Cop movie fizzled, Eddie Murphy's wisecracking Detroit Police Detective Axel Foley will be back on the beat, thanks to a deal with Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a "one-time deal" between the streaming giant and Paramount Pictures will result in a fourth Beverly Hills Cop film. As he would have been with the scuttled 2016 project, Jerry Bruckheimer -- who produced the 1984 original, as well as its sequels in 1987 and 1994 -- is also backing the new sequel. The Netflix partnership might...
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Pulp 'Fiction' - Quentin Tarantino prepping book, play, TV series
ABC News/Steve Iervolino (NEW YORK) -- Quentin Tarantino is expanding his horizons. Variety reports that the filmmakeris setting his sights on a book, play, and even a TV series. He told the publication, "So I finished Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, finished that script, put it aside, and then I wrote a play. And then I wrote a five-episode TV series. And right now I’m writing a book and I’m hoping that I’ll be finished in three months." This means that his 10th movie will be put on the back burner as he pursues his new creative projects. As...
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