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Adam West Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of TV's Batman

10 June 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam West, the actor best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s television series, has died at the age of 88 from a battle with leukemia late on Friday night. West's family shared a statement with Variety to confirm the news. The family offered this to fans.

"Our dad always saw himself as the Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and will always be our hero."

For many, Adam West was their introduction to the world of Batman, and for some, he was the only Batman that mattered. One of West's many talents as an actor was not taking himself too seriously. He could keep a straight face through the most absurd moments, while keeping the fun going on the campy 60's television show. He could surf with the joker, dance with Catwoman while doing the "Batusi," campaigning for mayor of Gotham alongside the Penguin, »

- MovieWeb

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'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkins Is Ready to Direct the Sequel, Says Film Came at a Perfect Time

9 June 2017 3:44 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Wonder Woman is currently the No. 1 movie in the U.S. and has received an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and fans around the globe.

The Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film broke the glass ceiling, earning $103.3 million in its opening weekend and becoming the highest-grossing domestic opening for a female director. While Warner Bros. has yet to confirm a sequel, it seems likely that Gal Gadot will return as the beloved heroine – and Jenkins would love nothing more than to direct the second installment.

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"We're working on it," Jenkins told Conan O'Brien on Thursday during an appearance on his talk show about directing a sequel. "I hope to, I love it, I love the world, and we’re all really excited about it."

Related: Everything You Need to Know About 'Wonder Woman,' the DC »

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Kristin Chenoweth Tapped to Host TCA Awards

7 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Kristin Chenoweth is poised to take a very different stage this summer.

The Tony- and Emmy-winning actress has been tapped to host the 33rd annual Television Critics Association awards. The annual ceremony is set for Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Beverly Hilton, where the semi-annual tour is held for a two-week period as broadcasters, cable networks and streamers present new and returning fare.

Chenoweth, who currently is on Starz's epic fantasy drama American Gods, joins an impressive list of TCA hosts that includes Jaime Camil, James Corden, Conan O'Brien, Bryan Cranston and Ellen DeGeneres, among others.

“Throughout her unprecedented career, »

- Kate Stanhope

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NBCU Seeks Massive Ad-Rate Hikes for Megyn Kelly’s Morning Show (Exclusive)

30 May 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBCUniversal hopes Megyn Kelly lures new viewers to its morning schedule when she launches a program there in the fall. But the company wants her to bring new money to the time period as well.

The Comcast-based media conglomerate is seeking massive hikes in the rates advertisers pay for the 9 a.m. slot, according to two people familiar with current negotiations. NBC has said it will launch a new show anchored by Kelly in the fall at that time. One of these people said NBC is pressing for increases in the cost of reaching 1,000 viewers – a metric known as a Cpm that is integral to talks between TV networks and Madison Avenue – that could reach as high as 30%. In contrast, Cpm rates for ads in broadcast primetime this season are at present expected to rise between 8% to 9% at most.

NBCUniversal declined to make executives available for comment. The company is making its Kelly pitch as part of »

- Brian Steinberg

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Conan O'Brien Reveals What He Would Do If He Ever Ran Into Jay Leno

24 May 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's been over seven years since Conan O'Brien left The Tonight Show and Jay Leno came back to host the NBC program, but the wounds still seem a little fresh.

On Tuesday's episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, which is currently filming on location in Los Angeles, O'Brien agreed to play the show's "Plead the Fifth" game and was asked in a roundabout way about his feelings toward Leno years after the Tonight Show shake-up. "You are seated next to Jay Leno on a flight, what do you say to him? What is the conversation?" Cohen asked.

"Oh, for God's sake," O'Brien exclaimed before jokingly answering that he wouldn't speak to him at all.

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"I'm watching a movie and my headphones are on and I don't think we ever actually talk," the 54-year-old comedian replied, noting that he »

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Conan O'Brien Comments on Colbert's Trump-Putin Joke: "It's Hard to Know What's Too Far"

24 May 2017 6:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

On Tuesday's Watch What Happens Live, Conan O'Brien was asked about Stephen Colbert's controversial Trump-Putin joke and whether or not he thought it was appropriate.

O'Brien started off his answer by complimenting Colbert on his talent and saying he doesn't like to make it a point to judge his fellow late night hosts.

"I love Stephen and he's an incredibly talented guy and I know how hard that gig is," O'Brien said, possibly referencing his brief run as host of NBC's Tonight Show.

But, he said, "I think we are getting into a world right now where it's »

- Lorena O'Neil

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TV Ratings: Colbert Narrowly Wins Season With Viewers, a CBS First Since 1995

23 May 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

All of that heat for Stephen Colbert came at just the right time. In the last full week of the 2016-17 broadcast season, CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert managed to top NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the most-watched late-night talk show on broadcast.

An obvious first for Colbert, who struggled in his first year on The Late Show, it's a first for CBS since 1995. That's the last time its late-night entry bested a full season of The Tonight Show. (Of course, that's excluding the weird 2009-10 debacle when Conan O'Brien briefly took on the »

- Michael O'Connell

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Stephen Colbert Wins 2016-17 TV Season In Late-Night, Taking On Donald Trump

23 May 2017 12:41 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: hated by President Donald Trump; loved by viewers. Colbert’s CBS Late Show will win the 2016-17 TV season in total viewers – CBS’ first win over NBC’s The Tonight Show in overall audience with a season-long host since the 1994-95 TV season. The qualifier excludes the 2009-2010 TV season when NBC replaced Conan O'Brien with Jay Leno midway through the season. Trump recently called Colbert “a no-talent guy… There's nothing funny about… »

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Justin Theroux Gives Conan O'Brien a Unicorn Tattoo

23 May 2017 5:55 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Justin Theroux has more tattoos than people may realize. The Leftovers actor appeared on TBS' Conan Monday, where Conan O'Brien mentioned that he agreed with Theroux's belief that grown men should not wear shorts in public, unless they're at the beach or the pool. "Those are the only two places they should really be seen in shorts," Theroux told O'Brien. "And flip-flops, absolutely not—unless you're in one of those two places." Theroux is in great shape, although he has "little squiggly" legs. "They're covered in tattoos. That's why I do all my experimental tattoos down on my legs—literally. If I have a tattoo I don't want to commit to, »

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CNN Stands Strong Against "Fake News" Attacks in Star-Studded Turner Upfront Presentation

17 May 2017 6:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Media buyers packed into the Theater at Madison Square Garden for the Turner upfront presentation Wednesday, where their portfolio of networks stressed innovation in programming and envelope-pushing, buzz-worthy content, including the breakout of TBS' Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.

Bee led the string of famous faces who took the stage, including Conan O'Brien; Anderson Cooper and the CNN team; Shaquille O'Neal; Anthony Bourdain; and a surprise appearance from CBS' James Corden, who has Drop the Mic in the works at TBS. "Why the hell are you here?" O'Brien asked Cooper to big laughs. "The entire republic is hanging by a thread and you’re hosting »

- Jackie Strause

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‘Conan’ Renewed for 4 Years by TBS: Show Will Become ‘Leaner, More Agile,’ Host Says

17 May 2017 3:43 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Conan” has been renewed for four more years as part of an overall Conan O’ Brien-Team Coco deal with TBS. Some iterations of the format won’t immediately be recognizable to fans of the traditional late-night talk show, the host and his network chief said on Wednesday. For starters, the “Conan” brand will be extended to include digital and branded content, podcasting, mobile gaming, pay TV and live tours, per the Team Coco agreement. “Conan continues to prove his vibrancy night after night and his incredible command of the digital and social space has only built on his young, »

- Tony Maglio

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Conan O’Brien Signs 4-Year TBS Deal; Says Show Will Become Leaner, More Agile, Less Predictable

17 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Turner’s TBS has closed a new four-year deal with Conan O’Brien that keeps his late-night show on the basic cable network through 2022, continuing O’Brien’s reign as late-night television’s longest-serving host. But, the new deal also extends his Team Coco brand into digital content, podcasting, gaming, pay TV, and live events. TBS will expand its relationship with Conaco LLC, which produces late-night’s Conan, along with TBS comedy People of Earth and the upcoming… »

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Conan O'Brien Inks New 4-Year Deal With TBS, 'Conan' to Remain Nightly (For Now)

17 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Conan O'Brien isn't going anywhere.

Turner-owned TBS on Wednesday announced that O'Brien has signed a new four-year deal to remain with the cable network, thus extending his late-night talk show Conan for another four years through 2022.

Under the new pact, Conan will remain a nightly series — at least for now — as well as expand into digital, branded content, podcasting, mobile gaming, premium TV and live tours. The all-encompassing pact also includes a renewal of production company Conaco — which produces Conan, TBS scripted comedy People of Earth as well as upcoming animated space comedy Final Space.

"Conan continues »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Conan O'Brien Headed to Trial Over Claims of Stealing Jokes

15 May 2017 5:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Is the world of comedy about to experience a "Blurred Lines" moment? On Friday, a federal judge ruled that while jokes based on current events are only entitled to "thin" copyright protection, Conan O'Brien must nevertheless face allegations of lifting three jokes for the monologue of his TBS late-night show. As a result, O'Brien and Time Warner appear headed to something that almost never occurs in the humor business — a trial that would test whether Conan writers took material about Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument from a freelancer's social media feed and blog.

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- Eriq Gardner

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Conan O'Brien Says Trump and Colbert's Feud is How the Talk Show Biz Works (Video)

15 May 2017 12:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_vtf8aved"]] Conan O'Brien says Stephen Colbert and Donald Trump trading insults is a strong sign all's well with late night talk shows ... because the feud is what people want to see. We got Conan at Whole Foods, and after he showed off his ass, he dished on the war of words between Colbert and the president. It's interesting, he doesn't really take sides ... but instead he explained why everyone involved is handling it exactly as they should. »

- TMZ Staff

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5 Secrets Behind Aardman’s Stop-Motion Animation, from ‘Wallace & Gromit’ to ‘Early Man’

10 May 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Aardman co-founder Peter Lord grabbed a ball of clay before his conversation last week at the Fmx International Conference on Animation, Effects, Vr, Games and Transmedia in Stuttgart, Germany, and slowly molded a puppet of Morph, Aardman’s first creation, while discussing 40 years of stop-motion glory at its animation studio in Bristol, England.

From “Wallace & Gromit” to “Creature Comforts” to “Shaun the Sheep,” Aardman will be firmly dedicated to the hand-crafted technique of stop-motion as long as audiences continue to embrace it. For Lord, who co-founded Aardman with school chum David Sproxton before adding animator-director Nick Park to the creative team, it’s all about the comedy of manners and empathy.

Here are Lord’s five rules for stop-motion animation:

1. Never forget the importance of Ray Harryhausen.

When Lord was ten years old, he saw “Jason and the Argonauts” and was so amazed at the brilliance of stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen »

- Bill Desowitz

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Alec Baldwin Does a Trump-Off With Conan O'Brien's Staff and Jack McBrayer

5 May 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

On Thursday's Conan, Alec Baldwin told Conan O'Brien that people like to come up to him on the street and show him their Donald Trump impressions.

"It's almost like I'm the number one gunfighter in town and they are taking me on," said Baldwin. O'Brien said his own staffers were eager to challenge the actor, who's become Saturday Night Live's resident Trump impersonator, to a Trump-off.

"Had Andrew Jackson been a little later you wouldn't have had the Civil War," said Baldwin in his first Trump impression, referencing the president's comments earlier this week about the war. He added, "Why »

- THR Staff

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Kurt Russell Reveals the Hungover Pickup Line He Used on Goldie Hawn

4 May 2017 6:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together for decades, but how did those crazy kids meet?

Russell shared the story to a surprised Conan O'Brien on Thursday's edition of O'Brien's eponymous TBS late-night show.

The couple met when they were both very young, in 1966, and then met again and got together in 1983, while working on Swing Shift. Russell said that the night before he was scheduled to audition for that film, he had gone out drinking with his father.

"I was severely hungover," said Russell. Hawn walked in to talk to Russell about the potential role. Russell »

- THR Staff

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TBS Celebrates Star Wars Day with May 4th Movie Marathon

2 May 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Turner's TBS is about to launch a new annual television tradition by presenting all six original Star Wars movies together on Thursday, May 4, also known around the world as Star Wars Day. TBS will present the original classics in order, rolling out the entire saga chronologically over 16+ hours. The marathon is set to kick off at 6:40 a.m. (Et/Pt) with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and close with an 8:15 p.m. telecast of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, presented with limited commercial interruption.

Star Wars fans adopted the slogan "May the Fourth be with You" in recent years as a rallying cry to proclaim their love of the saga on May 4, a day which fans have designated to celebrate all things Star Wars. Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars, has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special by »

- MovieWeb

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Ryan Reynolds' Co-Star Morena Baccarin Jokes About 'Deadpool' Love Scenes: 'Anything He Does Is Erotic'

27 April 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Filming a love scene with Ryan Reynolds isn't all fun and games.

On Wednesday's episode of ConanMorena Baccarin revealed that she and the Golden Globe nominee had "two days of sex scenes" while filming Deadpool. Host Conan O'Brien noted that the actors' "passionate" moment in the comic book movie goes "on and on and on."

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"[The scene(s)] took two days, because it was us making sweet love for an entire calendar year," the 37-year-old actress explained. "So, it was all the holidays, so we dressed differently for everyone. Believe me, there's a lot left on the cutting room floor, because there's a lot of holidays."

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"I feel good about that, the part that was left out," she added. "I literally mean that's enough sex. Nobody needs to see more than what was in the movie."

O'Brien called it the "second best love scene »

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