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9 items from 2017


Twitter Explodes Waiting for Rachel Maddow to Expose Donald Trump’s Tax Returns — Only to Be Let Down

15 March 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rachel Maddow’s surprise announcement Tuesday night that she would be broadcasting portions of President Donald Trump‘s tax returns created a frenzy on social media.

But by the time The Rachel Maddow Show aired, reaction was mixed. Many liberals were disappointed that Maddow only had two pages of the billionaire businessman’s taxes from 2005 – and no bombshell.

Conservatives – including the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. – crowed that the documents showed Trump paid $38 million on $150 million in revenue, seemingly refuting claims that he dodged taxes.

Kal Penn got bored and changed the channel to Real Housewives of Beverley Hills. »

- Stephanie Petit

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Jerry O’Connell: Watching Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys Gave Me ‘Career Jealousy’

16 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jerry O’Connell admits he experienced his first pangs of jealousy at a young age.

In the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview with People and Entertainment Weekly‘s Editorial Director Jess Cagle, the former child actor opens up about being envious of his Stand by Me costar Corey Feldman after they wrapped the 1986 coming-of-age film.

“It was really funny — after Stand by Me, Corey Feldman, River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton lived in Hollywood,” says the actor, 42. “They were working actors. I was in public school here in New York. I remember going to see Lost Boys, which was a »

- Christina Dugan

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Jerry O’Connell’s Emotional Memories of How Stand by Me Changed His Life

16 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More than three decades after Jerry O’Connell made his big-screen debut in the classic coming-of-age film Stand By Me, the experience is forever stamped on the actor’s memory.

Speaking with People and Entertainment Weekly‘s Editorial Director Jess Cagle for the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview, the 42-year-old actor opened up how starring in the iconic movie at age 11 has had a lasting impact on him to this very day.

“That experience was one of the best experiences of my life,” said O’Connell. “That summer was maybe the best summer of my life!”

River Phoenix, »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Bill Nye Saves the World: Netflix TV Show Trailer Features Zach Braff, Rachel Bloom, Wil Wheaton

8 February 2017 7:28 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bill Nye is back. Today, Netflix released a new trailer and premiere date for the upcoming series Bill Nye Saves the World.The educational series will feature scientist Bill Nye and guests tackling "a specific topic or concept through lively panel discussions, wide-ranging correspondent reports from a crackerjack team, and Bill’s very special blend of lab procedure and sly personality." Guest stars include Wil Wheaton, Zach Braff, Rachel Bloom, Alton Brown, and Joel McHale.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Netflix Sets ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5, Bill Nye Show Premiere Dates

8 February 2017 6:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Litchfield squad returns with “Orange Is the New Black” season 5, slated to hit Netflix worldwide on June 9, 2017, while the streamer’s new talk show with science guru Bill Nye is set to debut April 21.

Netflix last year renewed “Oitnb” — which execs say is consistently its most-watched original series — for seasons 5, 6 and 7. Creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan is on board for the next three seasons of the show, produced by Lionsgate TV.

Plot details for the 13-episode fifth installment of “Orange Is the New Black,” after a shocking turn in season 4, have been kept under wraps. But cast member Danielle Brooks (Taystee) revealed in an interview with E! last month that season 5 will take place over a mere three-day span with a “very detailed, very intense” storyline.

Returning “Oitnb” cast includes Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Danielle Brooks, Adrienne C. Moore, Jackie Cruz, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria and Natasha Lyonne.

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- Todd Spangler

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Bill Nye Saves the World Gets Netflix Premiere Date, Star-Studded Trailer

8 February 2017 6:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bill Nye earns the right to drop the mic in the first trailer for his new Netflix talk show.

VideosIron Fist Trailer: Netflix’s Latest Marvel Series Pulls No Punches

Bill Nye Saves the World (releasing on Friday, April 21) will explore a wide range of topics — including sex, climate change, GMOs, video games and alternative medicine — from a scientific point of view, while also dispelling myths and refuting anti-scientific claims. Season 1 guests include Scrubs‘ Zach Braff and Donald FaisonCrazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel BloomThe Great IndoorsJoel McHaleThe Big Bang Theory‘s Wil Wheaton, music producer Steve Aoki »

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Rats of Nimh Gets Iron Man 2 VFX Specialist as Director

1 February 2017 4:16 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nearly two years after first being set up at MGM, the long-awaited adaptation Rats of Nimh finally has a director. James Madigan, a visual effects specialist who has worked on Iron Man 2, The Da Vinci Code and HBO's Rome, just to name a few, has come aboard to direct Rats of Nimh. This adaptation will mark the feature film directorial debut for James Madigan, after spending the past 16 years working in various areas of visual effects. He recently transitioned to second unit director, and worked on the giant shark thriller Meg.

When MGM first picked up the rights to this adaptation in March 2015, we reported that the movie will be an origin story about an "imperiled mouse protagonist" who befriends a group of lab rats as they become "hyper-intelligent." The story will follow these rats as they escape a secret laboratory and become great minds in their civilization, as »

- MovieWeb

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Stand By Me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more in February’s Family Favourites

1 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Stand By Me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more in February’s Family FavouritesStand By Me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more in February’s Family FavouritesJenny Bullough2/1/2017 10:00:00 Am Ugh, February. The holidays are over and winter’s charm is fading like dirty snow. Even though it’s the shortest month, it often feels like the longest, and we kind of just want to avoid the great outdoors until spring. Which makes it the perfect month to relax with the family in the coziness of a Cineplex theatre, at a Family Favourites presentation! There are family-friendly features playing at Cineplex theatres every Saturday morning at 11am as part of our Family Favourites program. Admission is only $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards We.org. Revisit an old favourite, or discover a new family favourite together on the big screen! Feb 4: Stand By Me

A classic returns to the big screen! »

- Jenny Bullough

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James Madigan to Direct MGM’s ‘Rats of Nimh’ Movie

31 January 2017 3:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Madigan has been hired to direct the hybrid live-action/animation version of “The Rats Of Nimh.”

Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger are producing with Michael Berg penning the script. Cassidy Lange and Jon Glickman are overseeing at MGM.

The film will mark Madigan’s directorial debut.

The movie is based on the successful Newbery Medal-winning series by author Robert C. O’Brien. The book was previously made into the 1982 motion picture “The Secret of Nimh.” The pic became a cult hit and featured the voices of Dom Deluise, Shannen Doherty, and Wil Wheaton.

The story revolves around a group of rescued lab rats that are recruited to save a rodent family.

Madigan comes from a VFX supervisor background, working in TV and features, and transitioned to second unit directing. He recently wrapped directing the second on upcoming Jason Statham action/thriller “Meg.” His most notable VFX work includes “Iron Man 2, »

- Justin Kroll

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