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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw

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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw
It’s been somewhat impossible to detangle any critical consideration of Fox’s “The Orville” from “Star Trek,” the franchise to which it’s hard to deny a connection. But even when evaluating “The Orville” on its own merits at the start of Season 1, the first three episodes screened by critics were hard-going, as Seth MacFarlane’s “space adventure” featured a wildly fluctuating tone, major pacing issues, and entire scenes that served only to deliver exposition.

It was enough to inspire a harsh review when the show premiered. But while the problems with those early episodes were numerous, some of them could be attributed to the sort of stumbles that occur at the beginning of any new series.

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After seeing the full first season, there’s no denying that there
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Blake Griffin Crushes Comedy Show, But All Eyes on Kendall Jenner

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[[tmz:video id="0_rxu64bjn"]] Blake Griffin lit it up at his comedy show Thursday night in Hollywood ... but rumored Gf Kendall Jenner kinda stole the show -- even though she never got onstage. Blake -- bad knee and all -- toughed it out to raise funny money at "Comedy by Blake" ... bringing in big-name comics like John Mulaney, Norm Macdonald and Whitney Cummings for the charity event at The Avalon. Griffin once again proved he's got jokes -- the crowd ate it up.
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The Orville Sneak Peek: Yaphit Accuses the Captain of Gelatinous Racism

The Orville Sneak Peek: Yaphit Accuses the Captain of Gelatinous Racism
Ed’s reasons for passing Yaphit over for a promotion don’t gel at all with The Orville‘s engineer, as seen in this sneak peek from the already renewed Fox’s drama’s penultimate Season 1 episode.

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In “New Dimensions” (airing tonight at 9/8c), Kelly discovers that Lt. John Lamarr is smarter than he lets on, so she pushes Ed to consider him for a key leadership position after the ship gets damaged by a mysterious spatial anomaly.

In the exclusive clip above, Yaphit
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L.A. Entertainment Industry Celebrates Saban Community Clinic's 50th Anniversary

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Saban Community Clinic celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a fundraising gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, honoring Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, and Peter Benedek, Founding Partner and Board Member of United Talent Agency, for their philanthropic leadership.

Ted Sarandos, with actress Winona Ryder, and actor/comedian Jeff Garlin

Top TV industry executives and celebrities who attended the dinner gala, hosted by the Friends of Saban Community Clinic, the Clinic’s fundraising arm, raised $4.6 million for its healthcare services. Media mogul and philanthropist Haim Saban and his wife, author and artist Cheryl Saban, matched that amount — bringing the fundraising total to $9.2 million!

“The work of the Clinic is critically important. We are truly inspired [by the stories we heard tonight] and are honored to do our part,” said Cheryl Saban.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Clinic’s low-income and uninsured patients. Last year, the Clinic provided more than 100,000 patient visits.
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The Orville: Season One of Fox Series to Be Shortened

Don't worry, The Orville isn't cancelled. In fact although it has already been renewed for season two, Fox is reducing the space dramedy's season one episode order from 13 to 12. It seems this has more to do with scheduling than anything else. TV Guide reports the lingering episode will be moved to the second season on Fox. A Fox sci-fi series, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. Set in 2417, the story follows Ed Mercer (MacFarlane), the new captain of The U.S.S. Orville, his ex-wife, First Officer Kelly Grayson (Palicki) and the rest of the crew. Read More…
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Star Sightings: Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 Celebrate New Albums, Nick Jonas Has a Luxe Night Out & More!

Star Sightings: Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 Celebrate New Albums, Nick Jonas Has a Luxe Night Out & More!
Look what you made Taylor Swift do!

The 27-year-old singer released her new album, Reputation, to a very solid reception, and she celebrated by hosting a secret invite-only event with At&T for fans in New York City on Nov. 13, which also helped launch her "The Making of a Song" video series.

Photo: At&T

Maroon 5 is also coming off a big studio release. The pop-rock group were excited to play songs off their album, Red Pill Blues at their iHeartRadio Album Release Party at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California, on Nov. 7. In addition to new songs like "Wait" and "What Lovers Do," they also performed fan favorites like “She Will Be Loved,” “This Love” and “Harder To Breathe.”

“It can be scary to follow a band on their journey, because they may or may not do things that you don’t like,” frontman Adam Levine admitted to host JoJo Wright. “You can’t make
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Top 25 Netflix Original stand-up comedy specials

Wesley Mead Dec 5, 2017

Looking for great stand-up on Netflix? We count down twenty-five highly recommended comedy specials on the streaming service...

In the face of ever-declining DVD sales, Netflix has quickly become the foremost place to discover new stand-up material. The streaming giant is on track to release over 50 exclusive specials in 2017 alone, signing big names (with big cheques) from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.

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There is a downside to this remarkable release schedule, though. With so many new specials out there, instantly accessible, it can sometimes feel like the smaller fish in the pond are getting short shrift. Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld have all been featured this year alone: with only so many column inches (and so much screen space) to occupy,
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The Orville Sneak Peek: Ed Gets a Blast From Kelly's Adulterous, Blue Past

The Orville Sneak Peek: Ed Gets a Blast From Kelly's Adulterous, Blue Past
You’d have to be living under a Horta to not know that The Orville‘s Ed walked out on wife Kelly after catching her canoodling with a blue alien lover. And in tonight’s episode (Fox, 9/8c), the Band-Aid on that seminal betrayal is ripped off anew, as seen in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek.

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In “Cupid’s Dagger,” the ninth of this season’s 13 episodes, The Orville is called to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures, but tensions run high when a familiar face boards the ship — Darulio, the
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The Orville: Season Two Renewal for Fox Sci-Fi Dramedy

Good news, Seth MacFarlane fans. Fox has renewed The Orville TV show for a second season. Season one of the comedic space drama just premiered on September 10th of this year. A Fox action-adventure series, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. In 2417, Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) is promoted to captain The U.S.S. Orville, with the assistance of his ex-wife, First Officer Kelly Grayson (Palicki). While executing their duties, this mixed human and alien crew still must deal with their everyday challenges and each other. Read More…
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Real Rob

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: December 1, 2015 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Rob Schneider, Patricia Maya Schneider, Jamie Lissow, Miranda Scarlett Schneider, Max Amini, Andrei Aldochine, Adam Korson, Kym Jackson, Keith Stubbs, David Spade, and Norm Macdonald. TV show description: An exaggerated autobiographical comedy series, created by star Rob Schneider, the Real Rob TV show centers on the actor and comedian's life. It follows Schneider as he navigates the highs and lows of show business. Read More…
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The Orville: Season One Viewer Votes

How goes the voyage on The U.S.S. Orville, in season one of The Orville TV show on Fox? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show The Orville is cancelled or renewed for a second season. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustrated that their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all season one episodes of The Orville for us, below. A Fox space adventure, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. In 2417, Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) is promoted to captain The U.S.S. Orville, with the assistance of First Officer
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Jerry Seinfeld Doesn’t Love the ‘Seinfeld’ Finale, Either: ‘I Sometimes Think We Really Shouldn’t Have Even Done It’

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Jerry Seinfeld Doesn’t Love the ‘Seinfeld’ Finale, Either: ‘I Sometimes Think We Really Shouldn’t Have Even Done It’
It’s been 19 years and fans are still debating the “Seinfeld” finale. One of the most-anticipated sendoffs of all time, the comedy’s last episode also proved to be one of the most divisive. Jerry Seinfeld was asked about the polarizing last hurrah at the New Yorker Festival last night, where he admitted that “I sometimes think we really shouldn’t have even done it.”

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“There was a lot of pressure on us at that time to do one big last show, but big is always bad in comedy,” he continued. Rather, it should be “small and cheap and quick,” which is why Seinfeld also thinks TV is always funnier than movies, “because you don’t have that much time and that much money.” The episode ends with all four
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Tommy Lee Jones Told Jim Carrey ‘I Cannot Sanction Your Buffoonery’ While They Were Making ‘Batman Forever’ — Watch

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Tommy Lee Jones Told Jim Carrey ‘I Cannot Sanction Your Buffoonery’ While They Were Making ‘Batman Forever’ — Watch
In case you were wondering, that bizarre Jim Carrey interview from a few weeks back wasn’t an anomaly. The man who brought us Ace Ventura and the Mask still believes that none of us exist and nothing matters, though he does seem to take it all in stride during his appearance on “Norm Macdonald Live.”

After joking about the fact that “every once in a while, somebody you really admire hates your guts,” Carrey reveals two people who weren’t fans of him: Chuck Jones and Tommy Lee Jones.

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He worked with the latter on the ill-fated “Batman Forever,” in which he played the Riddler to Jones’ Harvey Dent/Two-Face. “I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how you doin’?’ and the blood just drained from his face like he
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Batman Forever: Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him On Set

Batman Forever: Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him On Set
Jim Carrey was recently on Norm MacDonald Live where he revealed that Tommy Lee Jones hated him when they were making Batman Forever together. Carrey was playing the Riddler while Jones was playing Two-Face in the Joel Schumacher directed movie. The movie was seen as divisive after the Tim Burton movies with Michael Keaton starring as Batman, though it was not universally hated like the next installment in the franchise, which has definitely not aged well, so don't bother going back for a nostalgic viewing. Anyway, while Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones were getting ready to do a scene together, Jones decided to tell Carrey about his true feelings.

Jim Carrey has talked about the subject before in the past, but the subject came up again when Norm MacDonald asked him about it. Carrey maintains that he still has nothing but the utmost respect for Tommy Lee Jones, but
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Jim Carrey Recalls How Batman Forever Co-Star Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him: "I Was the Star"

Jim Carrey Recalls How Batman Forever Co-Star Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him:
Ok, so The Riddler and Harvey Two-Face weren't the best of friends when the Batman Forever cameras were off. On Norm MacDonald's podcast Norm MacDonald Live, Jim Carrey talked about how his co-star Tommy Lee Jones "hated" him—and told him so to his face while the 1995 movie was in production. Jones has not commented. "I was at a restaurant and the maitre de said, 'Oh, I hear you're working with Tommy Lee Jones. He's over in the corner, having dinner.' And I went over and...and I said, 'Hey Tommy! How you doing?' like that," Carrey said. "And the blood just drained from his face, like he had been thinking about me 24...
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Tommy Lee Jones despised Jim Carrey’s “bufoonery” while working on Batman Forever

Jim Carrey is nothing if not enigmatic. Time has done absolutely nothing to change that that fact either, if that now-infamous recent interview is any indication. For an actor who is an enigma, what better character to play but Edward Nigma a.k.a. The Riddler in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever?

Jim Carrey in his prime. Tommy Lee Jones taking on Harvey Dent/ Two-Face. What could go wrong? Well, quite a bit. Besides the negative critical reaction, apparently Carrey and Jones were a complete mismatch while working on the film. Speaking on Norm McDonald Live, Jim Carrey recalls an encounter with his co-star at a restaurant:

“It was at a restaurant, and the maitre de said, ‘Oh, I hear you’re working with Tommy Lee Jones. He’s over in the corner having dinner.’ I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how are you doing?’ and the blood just drained from his face.
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The Morning Watch: ‘Blade Runner’ Compared to the Book, Jim Carrey Chats with Norm Macdonald & More

The Morning Watch: ‘Blade Runner’ Compared to the Book, Jim Carrey Chats with Norm Macdonald & More
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, see how Blade Runner compares to the Philip […]

The post The Morning Watch: ‘Blade Runner’ Compared to the Book, Jim Carrey Chats with Norm Macdonald & More appeared first on /Film.
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Jim Carrey recalls Batman Forever, Tommy Lee Jones rift

David Crow Oct 4, 2017

In a video interview, Jim Carrey reflects on his time as the Riddler in Batman Forever, and why he and Tommy Lee Jones did not get along.

If you were not around in 1995 when Batman Forever came out, it’s hard to convey just how big the movie was upon release. Val Kilmer, fresh off minting his movie star status via Tombstone, was playing a suaver and more seductive Caped Crusader, Nicole Kidman’s status was just recently on the rise in the U.S., fast food cross-promotions were everywhere, and you couldn’t escape that Seal song about kisses and roses, even if you wanted to.

Still perhaps one of the biggest gets for the franchise’s younger fans was the addition of Jim Carrey as the Riddler. A comedian who became an overnight sensation with slightly less mature audiences following Ace Ventura and The Mask,
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Colbert Convinces Jerry Seinfeld to Turn on Bill Cosby’s Comedy (Video)

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Colbert Convinces Jerry Seinfeld to Turn on Bill Cosby’s Comedy (Video)
Jerry Seinfeld no longer thinks we should distinguish Bill Cosby the comedian from Bill Cosby the man. We think. “Can you still listen to his comedy?” Stephen Colbert asked his Friday guest about the stand-up whom they both most-admired as kids. “Oh, yeah,” Seinfeld replied, echoing logic he’s previously shared with Norm MacDonald and others. Also Read: Alec Baldwin Hijacks Fallon's 'Thank You Notes' to Bless Twitter, Mock Trump (Video) In the wake of all these awful sexual assault allegations against the “Cosby Show” star, Colbert disagrees. “You can’t separate it?” Seinfeld asked. “I know, it’s tragic.
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Tim Allen on Last Man Standing Cancellation: "There's Nothing More Dangerous Than a Likable Conservative"

Tim Allen is still not pleased that ABC canceled Last Man Standing.

During an interview on Norm Macdonald's podcast this week, Allen said the cancellation of the show "was handled very badly" and that he still doesn't know why ABC "did what they did." However, Allen did suggest that his politics

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