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15 items from 2016

2016 Oscar Previews: Part 2

9 February 2016 7:09 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

For Part 1 of our 2016 Oscar Previews, click here.

Best Actor Nominees

Bryan Cranston - as Dalton Trumbo, Trumbo

Age: 59

Previously Best Known For:

Walter White - TV’s Breaking Bad

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:


Interesting Fact: Became an ordained minister while he was in college as a part-time job.

Matt Damon - as Mark Watney, The Martian

Age: 45

Previously Best Known For:

Jason Bourne - The Bourne Films

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998 - Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 1998 - Good Will Hunting

Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2010 - Francois Pienaar in Invictus

Interesting Fact: Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio - as Hugh Glass, »

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Amanda Seyfried To Star Opposite Ed Helms For New Comedy The Clapper

8 February 2016 1:52 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Writer-director Dito Montiel (Man Down) is set to take the reins of his own passion project The Clapper, Deadline reports that Montiel has already secured his two leading cast members in Ed Helms and Ted 2 star Amanda Seyfried.

Adapted from Montiel’s own novel of the same name, The Clapper is pitched as an offbeat comedy that chronicles the life of a professional clapper, who makes a living sitting on in infomercials and applauding on cue. A drab and dreary profession, it’s understood that Ed Helms will take point in the lead role as Eddie Krumble, who unwittingly becomes the center of attention while in the audience for a Jay Leno talk show. Thrusting him into the limelight for 15 minutes of fame, Helms’ character is soon left battling unwanted attention that threatens both his employment and flailing love life.

As for Seyfried, the actress has reportedly been cast for the role of Judy, »

- Michael Briers

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CBS Uses Super Bowl 50 For Streaming Boost, ‘Good Wife’ Shock

8 February 2016 12:31 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS used last night’s Super Bowl to get down to business.

Where most TV networks hosting the game tend to focus heavily on the promotion of individual shows and goose interest in big-bet programs that are slated for release in coming weeks, CBS used its broadcast of Super Bowl 50 to expand viewers’ notions of what a TV network does and also drop a little surprise.

The network had approximately five minutes of time to promote its own stuff, noted George Schweitzer, president of marketing at CBS, in an interview. A decent chunk of that allotment — three different promotions — was used to push the notion to viewers of watching the company’s TV programs in new ways. CBS ran a sultry promo for its “All Access” subscription-on-demand service; an ad for Showtime’s streaming service (with music by Sia); and an overall “brand” spot telling the audience that CBS is available “now, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Review: FX's compelling 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

1 February 2016 9:03 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Fame is fleeting," Robert Kardashian tells his kids in an early episode of FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (it debuts tomorrow night at 10). "It's hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart." Young Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob look at their father like he's speaking some long-dead language they have no hope of understanding. Their dad is on TV, and getting priority seating at overbooked restaurants, all because he's famous — and only famous, at that, because his best friend happens to be Simpson, the world's most famous accused murderer. Of course fame means everything to these kids. The People v. O.J. — the first installment of a new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee), and not to be confused with ABC's similarly-titled anthology series American Crime — isn't really a Keeping Up with the Kardashians origin story. The kids only appear »

- Alan Sepinwall

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ premiered

1 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

34 years ago today, a new talk show favorite was born when Late Night with David Letterman debuted. Letterman hosted Late Night on NBC until 1993, when the network chose Jay Leno over Letterman to take Johnny Carson’s place as host of The Tonight Show. Letterman then moved to CBS and launched Late Show with David Letterman. On both Late Night’s first show in 1982 and Late Show’s first episode in 1993, Bill Murray was the first guest. He was a frequent guest on both, with 44 appearances between the two shows. In the final episode of Late Show with David Letterman last May, Murray presented item No. 1 on the show’s star-studded final Top 10 list. Other notable February 1 happenings in pop culture history: • 1896: Giacomo Puccini opera La bohème had its world premiere in Turin, Italy. 100 years later, the massive popularity-bound musical Rent premiered in New York — Jonathan Larson based Rent »

- Emily Rome

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Watch Jay Leno Pranks Someone Who's Trying to Prank Him

29 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Perhaps the most satisfying prank is the one that happens to the person who thinks he's pranking you. That is, the reverse-prank! David Spade enlists comedian and car aficionado Jay Leno for his prank show Fameless, where people who think they will become famous are actually just getting pranked. In this exclusive clip for Vulture, Leno is supposed to get interviewed by some poor guy named Brian who believes he's the host of a show called Star Slam. Ah, foolish Brian. We hope you got some Ferrari brand cologne out of this or something. Fameless airs on truTV Mondays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Acura Plucks Van Halen To Strike A Chord At Super Bowl 50

28 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sometimes it takes a voice like David Lee Roth’s to snare consumer attention on Super Bowl Sunday.

Acura will take to the advertising playing field of Super Bowl 50 with an ad that will use some of the iconic elements of the Van Halen song “Running with the Devil,” namely  some of Roth’s signature musical utterances and guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s trademark licks. The spot will air in the first quarter of the game, slated to be broadcast on CBS on February 7, and tout the automaker’s Nsx, according to Leila Cesario, national advertising manager for the Acura unit of American Honda.

“What we are doing is taking our American super car on to the big American stage,” she said in an interview, making a reference to the industry’ s term for a high-performance sports vehicle.  The Nsx, which last appeared in the Super Bowl in a 2012 spot »

- Brian Steinberg

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The O.J. Simpson Trial: Where Are They Now?

28 January 2016 10:20 AM, PST | | See recent news »

They were regular people living ordinary lives, until the O.J. Simpson trial thrust them into the national spotlight. In the mid 1990s, the lawyers, witnesses and even the judge became household names - whether they liked it or not. More than two decades later, they've moved on and have built new lives for themselves - but they will always be remembered for their involvement in one of the most explosive trials of the 20th century. People looks at where some of the key players are today. • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, »

- Steve Helling, @stevehelling

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TV Review: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’

27 January 2016 7:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nobody needs to apply spoiler warnings to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Arresting from the get-go, the performances in this limited series are almost uniformly superb (with one glaring exception), and dealing with a true story imposes a level of discipline and restraint on producer Ryan Murphy and his collaborators that’s become a rarity in his other shows. Although “People v. O.J.” commits a few minor fumbles, almost everyone here has acquitted themselves honorably, in roles that, for the most part, fit them like a glove.

Adding context to the eventual not-guilty verdict, the series opens with the Rodney King beating and the civil unrest that followed. That distrust toward the police and justice system in the African-American community would ultimately become a vital part of the case, albeit one that prosecutors clearly underestimated in everything from their handling of jury selection to venue.

Of course, »

- Brian Lowry

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Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History Teases February Premiere

26 January 2016 3:48 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

He's history! History has released a new promo for season one of the Join or Die with Craig Ferguson TV series, premiering Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 11:00pm Et/Pt. Watch it, below. The new show features Ferguson, historians, and celebrity guests debating controversial historical topics.

In the first season of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, expect celebrity panelists including: Judd Apatow, Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Julie Bowen, Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Jay Leno, Joel McHale, and Elijah Wood.



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Super Bowl Commercials: Why Madison Avenue Is Late To This Year’s Game

26 January 2016 8:35 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Super Bowl 50 will no doubt kick off on time, but another game that has regularly taken place in the weeks before the big event has started late.

In 2011, Volkswagen reversed years of Super Bowl advertising strategy by deciding to make a clever commercial slated to appear in the Super Bowl available on YouTube the week before the game. The spot featured a young boy marching around as Darth Vader to the strains of “The Imperial March” from “Star Wars,” and its early appearance put a hot spotlight on the effects social media can have on the national conversation, winning new notice for both the automaker and its ad agency at the time, Deutsch.

Since that moment, Super Bowl marketers have launched promotional salvos earlier and earlier. In 2013, Jaguar unleashed a “teaser” commercial that highlighted the themes it would present in Super Bowl Xlviii. Web-services company GoDaddy started calling attention to »

- Brian Steinberg

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NBC Will Launch Boston Station, Threatening Longtime Affiliate Whdh

7 January 2016 2:11 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBCUniversal is set to launch a new local NBC TV station to serve Boston, a move that could have dire effects on the area’s current NBC affiliate, Sunbeam Television Corp.’s Whdh.

Nbccu will start its own station in Boston on January 1, 2017, according to a memo issued Thursday by Valari Staab, president, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. The new outlet “will be a broadcast channel available to over-the-air viewers like our other NBC and Telemundo stations” she said, and NBC is “committed to expanding our over-the-air coverage of the market and are currently looking at a variety of options to accomplish that.”

The memo did not specify what station the new NBC outlet would broadcast from, but the decision likely spells the end of the company’s long relationship in the area with Whdh, supervised by Sunbeam leader Ed Ansin. The pair have had an intriguing relationship over the years. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: New History Series Debuts in February

7 January 2016 12:17 AM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

History's new Join or Die with Craig Ferguson TV series premieres Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 11:00pm Et/Pt. Hosted by the Late Late Show vet, the 22 half-hour episode first season features Ferguson and his guests, debating controversial subjects. On the table are history’s most influential drug; the most doomed presidential campaign; and history’s biggest frenemies.

In season one of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, celebrity panelists include: Judd Apatow, Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Julie Bowen, Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Jay Leno, Joel McHale, and Elijah Wood. Ferguson will also invite historians to the table.



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History Orders Navy Seal Series ‘Six,’ Jeremy Renner Drama

6 January 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

History has given the greenlight to two new series: “Knightfall” from exec producer Jeremy Renner, who is expected to appear in the show, and a military drama from The Weinstein Company.

Both new series were announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

Knightfall” is a 10-episode scripted series centered around the Knights Templar warriors of the Crusades, including the infamous Friday, Oct. 13, 1307, burning at the stake. It will premiere in late 2016 and is created by Renner’s producing partner, Don Handfield and Richard Rayner.

Produced by A+E Studios, Handfield and Renner are exec producing via their shingle, The Combine. Other exec producers are Midnight Radio’s Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg. Jana Bennett, Arturo Interian and Russ McCarroll are the executives in charge of production for History.

“We are thrilled to partner with Jeremy Renner, The Combine, Midnight Radio and »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister and Whitney Friedlander

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Tonight Show: Full Johnny Carson Episodes Start January 1st

1 January 2016 3:05 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Here's Johnny! Tonight's the night for fans of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonAntenna TV begins running full episodes, re-billed as Johnny Carson. NBC owns the rights to The Tonight Show moniker.

Antenna's Johnny Carson TV series kicks off with the January 1, 1982 episode. Eddie Murphy and McLean Stevenson are featured. Other guests this coming week include: Foster Brooks, Bob Hope, Michael Landon, Freddie Prinze, Richard Pryor, Sean Penn, Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Reeve, Dana Carvey, and Jay Leno.



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