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Today in Soap Opera History (January 15)

1953: Love of Life's Meg was upset with Vanessa.

1983: Guiding Light's Mike investigated a birth certificate.

1988: General Hospital's Grant tried to kidnap Robin.

1993: NBC aired the final episode of Santa Barbara."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1953: On Love of Life, Van (Peggy McCay) and Meg (Jean McBride) were at odds over Meg's son, Beanie (Dennis Parnell). Meg later asked Van, "How can you go on being friends with a man who threatened my life?" McCay left Love of Life in 1955 after 4 years. She currently stars as Caroline Brady on Days of our Lives.

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Barry Jenkins to Direct Chadwick Boseman in 1970s Hijacking Thriller ‘Expatriate’

Barry Jenkins to Direct Chadwick Boseman in 1970s Hijacking Thriller ‘Expatriate’
Barry Jenkins and Chadwick Boseman are joining forces for the upcoming thriller “Expatriate.” Deadline reports the “Moonlight” Oscar winner will direct the “Black Panther” star in what is being described as an “international thriller set around a 1970s plane hijacking.” Boseman co-wrote the script with his writing partner Logan Coles.

Read More:Barry Jenkins Adores ‘Phantom Thread’: It Feels Like the Evolution of My Favorite Paul Thomas Anderson Movies

“Expatriate” is the second high profile directing gig Jenkins has lined up after breaking through with Best Picture winner “Moonlight” in 2016. Up first on the director’s slate is an adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Jenkins is writing, directing, and producing the film for Annapurna Pictures. Production kicked off last fall and the cast includes Kiki Layne, Tayonah Parris, Regina King, and Bryan Tyree Henry. The movie is expected to be released this year.

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15 Shiny New Shows Coming to Netflix in 2018

Netflix is making new TV series and movies at a blistering rate, with dozens of original programs currently airing, and having announced back in October that the streaming service is going to release 80 original movies in 2018. So what shows are going to be the next Stranger Things or Orange Is the New Black? Maybe it's one of these 15 new shows coming to Netflix this year. There's a sci-fi offering set so far in the future that human consciousness is now downloadable, there's a new anthology series that sounds a lot like American Crime (and even has Regina King as one of its stars), and there's a reboot of the 1960s series Lost in Space, which sounds funny on its face but boasts an impressive pedigree with stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, and Parker Posey. RelatedHere's When to Expect Netflix's New and Returning Shows in 2018
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Sterling K. Brown Wants to Work With 'Wonder Woman's' Patty Jenkins: 'That Would Be Exciting' (Exclusive)

Sterling K. Brown Wants to Work With 'Wonder Woman's' Patty Jenkins: 'That Would Be Exciting' (Exclusive)
Sterling K. Brown found out about the movement to wear all black on the Golden Globes red carpet from an Oscar winner: Meryl Streep.

"Once Meryl said people were going to be wearing black… I had a beautiful fuschia tuxedo I was going to wear and I thought, ‘Maybe not,’" Brown told Et’s Nancy O’Dell on the red carpet on Sunday. “So I decided to switch it up a little, but that was the first clue I got.”

“When the queen speaks, it’s like, Ok, I can stand at attention,” the 41-year-old actor said, who wore two pins -- a pearl and a red coral reef -- that each have their own specific meaning.

“This one is for the designer and this one just means that I'm looking forward to projects directed, produced and starring women,” Brown revealed. “We need more diversity behind the camera and stories from a female perspective are the ones that
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Grown-ish: Where You've Seen the Actor Who Plays Aaron

Fans of ABC's Black-ish are in for a treat with Grown-ish, a spinoff that follows the Johnsons' eldest daughter, Zoey, as she embarks on her collegiate career. The first two episodes premiered on Wednesday (Jan. 3), establishing an eclectic group of friends for Zoey - a ragtag group of students from her midnight digital marketing class, taught by Black-ish holdover Charlie Telphy, who happens to be Zoey's dad Dre's best friend and coworker. But one particular friend in this modern-day Breakfast Club catches Zoey's eye . . . and he should definitely be catching your eye as well. Politically "woke" student Aaron is being set up as Zoey's potential love interest, and Trevor Jackson is a name you're going to want to remember. RelatedThe Cast of Black-ish Spinoff Grown-ish Is So Freakin' Beautiful, It Hurts The Indianapolis native is only 21 years old, but he already has an impressively long résumé. Jackson broke into
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The 18 Netflix Original Series to Be Excited About in 2018

If you have a Netflix account, odds are you aren’t short on things to watch. The streaming giant has been putting out unprecedented content week-in and week-out, whether it’s Netflix original series like “Ozark,” foreign acquisitions like “Peaky Blinders,” original movies like “Bright,” festival pick-ups like “Mudbound,” comedy specials, documentaries, and more, more, more.

Well, in 2018, Netflix is not slowing down. With nearly $8 billion to spend on original content and a mission to make half its library Netflix originals, there’s plenty of exciting options heading to subscribers’ queues this year. Below, IndieWire has rounded up a preview of 18 new shows, with an eye toward proven creators and exciting properties that are trying to craft the next big show.

Read More:18 HBO Original Programs To Be Excited About in 2018 — ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Paterno,’ and More “Altered Carbon”

Release Date: February 2, 2018

Length: 10 hourlong episodes

Creator: Laeta Kalogridis

Cast: Joel Kinnaman,
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Intriguing Promo Spot and Details For Netflix's Anthology Crime Series Seven Seconds

Netflix has unveiled the first promo spot for their upcoming original anthology series Seven Seconds. The also offered some details on the series and it's pretty intriguing as it deals with some of today's controversial issues. Here's the synopsis:

In a society fraught with racial tension, sensational headlines, and an audience who would rather be entertained than informed, seven seconds can mean life or death. The new Netflix original series Seven Seconds gives viewers a glimpse into the human stories behind the headlines.In an instant, life is forever changed for Brenton Butler and his family. After a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a northeastern city explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover up and its aftermath, and the trial of the century. From creator and executive producer, Veena Sud (The Killing) comes Seven Seconds – a thrilling new anthology crime drama that explores the human stories behind the headlines.
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Netflix releases new trailer and poster for Seven Seconds

Netflix has revealed a new teaser trailer and poster for its upcoming crime drama anthology series Seven Seconds which stars Regina King, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosely, David Lyons , Raul Castillo, and Zackary Momoh; take a look here…

In a society fraught with racial tension, sensational headlines, and an audience who would rather be entertained than informed, seven seconds can mean life or death. The new Netflix original series Seven Seconds gives viewers a glimpse into the human stories behind the headlines.

Seven Seconds is set for release on February 23rd.

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Seven Seconds: Regina King Stars in New Netflix Drama Series (Video)

What's in store for Netflix's newest drama? Recently, the streaming service released a new teaser and poster for their upcoming TV show Seven Seconds.From Veena Sud, the series follows the tense aftermath of an incident between a black teenager and white cop. The cast includes Regina King, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosely, David Lyons, Raul Castillo, and Zackary Momoh.Read More…
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 12)

1967: The Doctors' Matt was annoyed to find Nick and John

arguing again. 1986: Ryan's Hope's& Rick wanted more time with

Ryan. 1995: One Life to Live's Viki remembered Tori killed

Victor. 2003: As the World Turns' Rose D'Angelo died."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1957: On The Edge of Night, Ed Parmalee (Les Damon) confessed his guilt to Mike Karr (John Larkin) about stabbing Bruce Thompson in the back.

1967: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) interrupted the latest heated argument between Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) and Dr. John Rice (Terry Kiser).

1970: Actress Carolyn Craig,
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Official Oscar® Entry from Panama: ‘Beyond Brotherhood’

Official Oscar® Entry from Panama: ‘Beyond Brotherhood’
Mas que hermanos (Beyond Brotherhood), is the story of two siblings who end up living in the streets after the unexpected death of their parents. This story of the life of sister and brother, Mia and Joshua Bedi and their fight to survive takes many twists and turns before coming full circle to its unexpected turn of hope in the end. As the author of their story comes to his finale, one understands how life has so much to offer, in spite of its trials and tribulations.

Watch the trailer here.

Offering wonderful views of Panama, its coast, Cinta Costera and Casco Antiguo, the original old town, much the same as its 17th century original (and a Unesco World Heritage Site) this film will make you want to visit there.

The writer-director, Arianne M. Benedetti, has a long association with the city of her birth and knows how to show
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Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations

Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations
Nominees for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced Wednesday, setting the stage for a clash of the small-screen titans next month.

Though Netflix is leading the pack with 20 total nominations, it’s FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan that emerged as the most-nominated show, with five of its performers also scoring individual nods. FX’s Fargo and HBO’s Big Little Lies also fared well, earning five nominations a piece.

The winners — including those in the film categories, which you can read here — will be announced during a live ceremony airing Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.
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Pedro Pascal joins Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk

Deadline is reporting that Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal has becom the latest addition to the cast of If Beale Street Could Talk, the next project from writer-director Barry Jenkins.

Based on James Baldwin’s novel, the film stars KiKi Layne as Tish, “a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child. It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.”

Also set to feature in the cast of the film are Stephan James (Race), Colman Domingo (The Birth of a Nation), Brian Tyree Henry (This Is Us), Regina King (The Leftovers), Dave Franco (The Lego Ninjago Movie) and Ed Skrein (Deadpool).

The post Pedro Pascal
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Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
In today’s film news roundup, Pedro Pascal joins the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicole Kidman’s “The Destroyer” completes its cast, and Iatse chief Matthew Loeb gets an honor.

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Games of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, and Regina King.

If Beale Street Could Talk” is adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name about a pregnant Harlem woman whose lover is falsely accused of rape. Production companies are Jenkins’ Pastel company, Brad Pitt’s Plan B, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which is also financing the film.

“Beale Street” is the first movie for Jenkins since “Moonlight” won the best picture Academy Award. The film marks the first feature under the production pact between Pastel and Annapurna and is also part of Plan B’s production
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Pedro Pascal Joins Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’; Ashlie Atkinson Cast In ‘Black Klansman’

Pedro Pascal Joins Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’; Ashlie Atkinson Cast In ‘Black Klansman’
Pedro Pascal has joined the cast of If Beale Street Could Talk, director Barry Jeninks’ follow-up to his Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight. KiKi Layne stars in the pic based on the James Baldwin novel along with Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King. Layne plays Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover's innocence while carrying their first child to term. Jenkins adapted the book and is producing via…
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Pedro Pascal Joins Barry Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

Pedro Pascal Joins Barry Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
Games of Thrones star Pedro Pascal has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk.

Jenkins adapted the James Baldwin novel, set in 1970s Harlem, and follows young engaged couple Fonny and Tish. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape, Tish, who is pregnant with their child, races to find evidence that will prove Fonny's innocence.

Pascal joins a cast that already includes Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King, as well as newcomer KiKi Layne

Annapurna Pictures will finance and produce the adaptation, along with Moonlight production company Plan B and Jenkins' Pastel.

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NAACP Image Awards: Insecure and Queen Sugar Lead TV Nominees

NAACP Image Awards: Insecure and Queen Sugar Lead TV Nominees
Own’s Queen Sugar scored eight total nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards, leading the TV drama pack.

On the comedy side, HBO’s Insecure also netted eight nods, while creator and star Issa Rae by herself amassed four (including two for writing and one as an Entertainer of the Year contender). Only Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z earned more individual noms, with five each.

Fox’s Empire and ABC’s black-ish each netted six nominations.

RelatedPerformer of the Week (July 29): Insecure‘s Issa Rae

The NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television,
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Was The Flash's Wells Gag Wasted? Is Suits Ok Without Mike/Rachel? Did Trek Telegraph Twist? And More TV Qs

Was The Flash's Wells Gag Wasted? Is Suits Ok Without Mike/Rachel? Did Trek Telegraph Twist? And More TV Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Star Trek: Discovery, The Flash, Empire and The Blacklist!

1 | As emotional as Once Upon a Time‘s “Regina awakening” scenes were, did the show not really give us that “moment” of her laying familiar eyes on grown Henry?

2 | Were you pleased to hear that Hawaii Five-0‘s Steve is apparently still dating Lynn? Or do you wonder where he and Danny find the time to maintain their respective romances, given their Five-0 jobs,
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Ava DuVernay to Receive Industry Visionary Award at American Black Film Fest Honors

DuVernay on the set of “A Wrinkle in Time”: Twitter

2018 is gearing up to be a great year for Ava DuVernay. The “Selma” director’s much-anticipated adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time” hits theaters March 9, and now comes word that she’ll be celebrated at the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors. DuVernay is set to receive the Industry Visionary Award at the ceremony on February 25, Deadline confirms.

Abff Honors “celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows,” the source details.

“I am thrilled to honor Ava DuVernay. She is the embodiment of the importance of inclusion in Hollywood and deserves recognition as a creative force, as well as a forward-thinking leader in our industry,” commented Abff Ventures founder and Abff Honors creator Jeff Friday.

Regina King and Queen Latifah are among
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Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones to Star in Drama ‘Foster Boy’ (Exclusive)

Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones to Star in Drama ‘Foster Boy’ (Exclusive)
Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones, and newcomer Shane Paul McGhie will star in the independent drama “Foster Boy.”

The script is written by attorney-turned-screenwriter Jay Paul Deratany, based on his experiences as a litigator in Chicago. The film follows Modine’s character, who’s at the center of a trial revolving around a for-profit corporation, contracted by the state to provide foster children safe homes, that places a known sex offender into a foster home with other clients — with catastrophic results. Jones plays the judge and McGhie portrays the defendant.

Foster Boy,” which begins shooting Monday in Los Angeles, is directed by Youssef Delara, whose credits include “Filly Brown,” “The Bounce Back,” and “English as a Second Language.” It’s produced by Deratany, Michael Samuelson, Anne-Marie Mackay, and Andrew Sugerman. John Schimmel, and Thom and Matt Lipari are the executive producers. “Foster Boy” has been entirely financed by equity investment.

Deratany and Samuelson
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