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Stephen King Has Confidence in JJ Abrams for Castle Rock

18 August 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

There is no questioning the fact that Stephen King is one of the most prolific authors of our time, having written countless masterpieces over the years. If you doubt the validity of the aforementioned statement, just take a moment to allow your memory to remind you of how many of King’s books have been adapted for the big screen and become classics. Start with films like Pet Cemetary, The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, and Misery for starters. There are some Stephen King fans that have not been happy with the way Hollywood has translated his novels into film, but nevertheless,

Stephen King has Confidence in Jj Abrams for Castle Rock »

- Rick Wallace

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'Hamilton' L.A. Premiere Draws Tons of Stars

17 August 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_ffwaio0l"]] "Hamilton" has been on Broadway for 2 years, so you'd think most celebs who frequently travel coast to coast would have seen it by now ... apparently not. A slew of celebs showed up at the Pantages theatre in Hollywood Wednesday for opening night of the mega-musical. Among them ... Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Steph Curry, Paris Jackson, Byron Allen, Helen Hunt, Josh Gad, Jimmy Smits, Kellan Lutz, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Banks and J.J. Abrams. It's a good »

- TMZ Staff

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RuPaul Has a Powerful Message on Why The Bigots and Hate Groups Are Going to Lose — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

16 August 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read MoreLAST Week’S Episode: Tony Hale on the Return of ‘Arrested Development,’ and Working on ‘Veep’ In the Time of Trump — Turn It On Podcast

This fall will mark 25 years since the release of “Supermodel (You Better Work),” RuPaul’s smash hit single that quickly made him a household name. The superstar hasn’t stopped working since then, and is now enjoying more success than ever with the Emmy-nominated “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” about to enter its tenth season.

Following a move to VH1, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” just delivered its most viewed season ever. And the show and its companion series “Untucked” has been nominated for 8 Emmys, including outstanding reality competition series and outstanding reality host for RuPaul, who won the category last year as well.

“My whole career, it’s never been about getting validation from the status quo,” the icon told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. »

- Michael Schneider

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RuPaul Has a Powerful Message on Why The Bigots and Hate Groups Are Going to Lose — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

16 August 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read MoreLAST Week’S Episode: Tony Hale on the Return of ‘Arrested Development,’ and Working on ‘Veep’ In the Time of Trump — Turn It On Podcast

This fall will mark 25 years since the release of “Supermodel (You Better Work),” RuPaul’s smash hit single that quickly made him a household name. The superstar hasn’t stopped working since then, and is now enjoying more success than ever with the Emmy-nominated “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” about to enter its tenth season.

Following a move to VH1, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” just delivered its most viewed season ever. And the show and its companion series “Untucked” has been nominated for 8 Emmys, including outstanding reality competition series and outstanding reality host for RuPaul, who won the category last year as well.

“My whole career, it’s never been about getting validation from the status quo,” the icon told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. »

- Michael Schneider

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William Shatner Denies Being Offered Star Trek Reboot Cameo

16 August 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Original Captain Kirk William Shatner addresses a long-standing rumor that he was supposed to appear in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot. »

- Dan Zinski

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From ‘Archer’ to ‘South Park,’ the Emmy Race Gets Animated

16 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the animated series category, there is little suspense year-to-year over which shows will get nominated since there are four key shows — led by “The Simpsons,” with 26 nominations and 10 wins over 28 seasons — that have been honored for the bulk of their runs. The real question is which one will win, so picking the right episode for Emmy submission is key. “I have a highly scientific system,” jokes longtime “Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean. “I usually go with the highest-rated episode on IMDb.” This year Jean will put his system to the test against returnees “Archer,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “South Park,” and the newcomer: “Elena of Avalor”/“Sofia the First” crossover episode, “Elena and the Secret of Avalor.”

Archer” (pictured above)

Archer Dreamland: No Good Deed” (Fxx)

The seventh season of Adam Reed’s stylish and irreverent spy series ended with Archer floating facedown in a swimming pool, an image that evoked the classic 1950 film noir “Sunset »

- Scott Tobias

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The Defender's Scott Glenn Joins Stephen King's Castle Rock Series

15 August 2017 8:07 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Hulu is making quite a name for itself in the original content space by successfully leveraging adaptations of classic and popular literature. The Handmaid's Tale, Harlots, and Chance have all been critically acclaimed and embraced by audiences. But Hulu's true secret weapon might just be the pairing of horror writer Stephen King and producer J.J. Abrams. Their initial outing, the well-received 11/22/63, a time-travel, sci-fi tale about one man's mission to prevent the assassination of JFK.

Earlier this year Abrams and King announced their follow-up on Hulu, and it might be the kind of out-of-left-field creation that seriously turns up the heat on fellow streaming services Netflix and Amazon. The new series, Castle Rock, is not based on any single King novel, however. Instead, the show leverages a fictional town in Maine, which has been the setting in no less than 11 of King's novels (he established the town in his 1979 novel »

- David Kozlowski

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Julian McMahon Joins Hulu's Runaways

15 August 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Julian McMahon is returning to the Marvel playground — this time as a good guy. Maybe.

The actor, who played Victor Von Doom in the 2005/2007 Fantastic Four movies, has joined the cast of Marvel’s Runaways, “the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against … their parents.” The series premieres Tuesday, Nov. 21 on Hulu.

RelatedMarvel’s Runaways, Mindy Project Final Run, Others Get Hulu Premiere Dates

McMahon will play Jonah, a “pivotal” player in the Runaways’ battle against their parents, though little else is known about him, including his “origins and ultimate intentions. »

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TVLine Items: Scott Glenn Moves to Castle Rock, ER Vet Joins Star and More

15 August 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Scott Glenn has traded in life in the Big Apple for a castle in Maine.

The Leftovers alum has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming Hulu psychological-horror drama Castle Rock. Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Glenn will play retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn, who presided over the fictional titular town  during its darkest years.

RelatedSissy Spacek, Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy Join Cast of Hulu’s Castle Rock

Previously announced cast members include Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard.

Glenn can be seen next reprising his Daredevil role Stick in The Defenders »

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Chewbacca Will Be More “Volatile” In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

14 August 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When Han Solo met his tragic end during The Force Awakens, there was one character we felt sorry for more than anyone else. Yes, our sympathies were with his estranged wife Leia as well, but mostly we felt bad for Han’s best buddy, Chewbacca – the pair have been travelling around the galaxy in the Millennium Falcon even before the events of the original trilogy, after all. So, how will the fuzzball deal with this loss in Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

While speaking to Entertainment Weekly as part of their extensive coverage of the upcoming film, writer and director Rian Johnson explained that the Wookie will be handling it the best he can in The Last Jedi. However, his grief will make him “a little more volatile than usual.”

“Chewie’s doing all right. It’s tough. It was obviously a big loss for him, but, you know, he’s Chewie. »

- Christian Bone

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Netflix Signs ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & ‘Scandal’ Hitmaker Shonda Rhimes To Multi-Year Deal

14 August 2017 8:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are few network producers with name brand recognition — think J.J. AbramsChuck Lorre or Dick Wolf — but Shondra Rhimes is certainly one of them. The writer and producer is the creative hitmaker behind “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” and a cornerstone to the success of ABC.

Continue reading Netflix Signs ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & ‘Scandal’ Hitmaker Shonda Rhimes To Multi-Year Deal at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tom Cruise Apparently Injured Performing ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Stunt

13 August 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Cruise appears injured after slamming into a wall while filming a stunt for the upcoming movie “Mission: Impossible 6.” TMZ released video Sunday morning of the actor attempting a leap across a gap, only to fall short, and walk away with a limp.

Cruise is currently shooting the sixth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise in London.

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In the clip, Cruise, attached to a pulley system, can be seen limping after coming up short on his jump. After pulling himself onto the platform that he slammed into, the actor attempts to run, but stumbles. The crew then uses the pulley system to pull him back to the first platform, where they assist the actor off-camera. The extent of the injury are unclear.

Representative for Cruise did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.

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How ‘Rogue Nation’ Stunt Coordinator Kept Tom Cruise Safe »

- JD Knapp

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Stephen King will not be writing for Castle Rock TV series

13 August 2017 3:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We don’t know very much about the Castle Rock TV series, except for the basics: Castle Rock is a location that is present in almost all of Stephen King’s stories. It’s a town that has served as a throughline for many of his works, and now we are getting a TV show sharing that moniker. Not only that, but several months ago Hulu released some information about the show:

Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.”

The only thing that will be missing from this Stephen King inspired show is, »

- Jordan Jones

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Captain Phasma Will Get In On The Action In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

12 August 2017 4:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Brought to life by Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie, Captain Phasma quickly became a fan-favorite following her unveiling in The Force Awakens, when the Star Wars community affectionately christened her character as the “Chrome Trooper.” A badass title for a badass character, if we do say so ourselves, even if Christie’s First Order Commander didn’t get an awful lot of screentime in J.J. Abrams’ franchise revival.

Fans can take solace though in the fact that Captain Phasma will be back, back, back for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and not only will she return, but apparently, she’ll get in on a lot of the action this time around. At least, that’s according to director Rian Johnson, who spoke with Entertainment Weekly as part of the outlet’s Star Wars blowout this week and had the following to say:

Gwendoline Christie is one of my favorite people, »

- Matt Joseph

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Future Man Ep Seth Rogen, Cast Discuss That Pilot Scene

12 August 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hulu’s Future Man (releasing all episodes on Tuesday, Nov. 14) makes quite a splash in its series premiere — and TVLine’s Michael Ausiello needs to get to the bottom of it. The sci-fi comedy, from executive producer Seth Rogen, stars Hunger Games alum Josh Hutcherson as a “dope” janitor who, as he describes, “travels through time trying to save all of humanity.” And in the pilot, his character can be seen, shall we say, releasing a bodily fluid, which makes contact with Preacher‘s Derek Wilson. We know »

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Stephen King Won’t Write Any Of Castle Rock (But Trusts J.J. Abrams)

12 August 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Stephen King says he won't be writing any episodes of Hulu's Castle Rock series, but trusts producer J.J. Abrams to do right by the material. »

- Michael Kennedy

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Han Solo Will Play An Important Role In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

12 August 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Force Awakens was a runaway success – you know it, I know it, and after collecting upwards of $2.01 billion worldwide, Disney knows it, too.

As the first mainline Star Wars movie in almost a decade, J.J. Abrams’ reboot shouldered the burden of pumping fresh blood into a franchise that had arguably fallen by the wayside prior to Disney’s historic acquisition of Lucasfilm. All in all, the end result was a slam dunk and now, it’s up to Rian Johnson to repeat that success with the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which isn’t too far off.

In case you missed it, the director’s upcoming space opera – one that appears to share DNA with Empire after all – has been elected as the cover star of Entertainment Weekly’s fall issue. And that can only mean one thing: scores of exciting tidbits relating to the next chapter in Lucasfilm’s beloved Skywalker saga. »

- Matt Joseph

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will Reveal Rey’s Parentage, But It Won’t Hold All the Answers

11 August 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

J.J. Abrams being J.J. Abrams, he had to put some mysteries into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now fans are trying to open those boxes like “Who are Rey’s parents?” and “Who is Snoke?” and so forth. The mystery surrounding Rey’s parents is probably at the top of the list when it comes to what fans want to know about a character who has no last name, and they’ll get their answer in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. [caption id="attachment_650647" align="alignright" width="320"] Image via Lucasfilm[/caption] Speaking to EW, director Rian … »

- Matt Goldberg

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Leaked Merch For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Sheds Light On Bb-8’s Evil Doppelgänger

11 August 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cast your mind back to the moment when Disney and Lucasfilm formally unveiled the very first teaser for The Force Awakens (“there has been an awakening, have you felt it?”), and you’ll likely recall the level of excitement generated by Bb-8 as that dinky little droid rolled into shot. Yes, rolled.

For years, the droids of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars had been designed to be bipedal (or sometimes quadrupedal) ‘bots, but that all changed when J.J. Abrams climbed on board to pump fresh blood into this most beloved of cinematic franchises. The fact that the spherical Bb-8 was built using black magic gyroscopes and internal mechanism, as opposed to CGI, ensured Poe Dameron’s little helper had everything it needed to become a bona fide fan-favorite. And the rest is history.

Fast forward to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the Resistance is in a “very, »

- Michael Briers

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Jennifer Garner in talks for “female John Wick” thriller Peppermint

10 August 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR has revealed that Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the upcoming revenge thriller Peppermint, which is being directed by Pierre Morel (Taken) from a script by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen).

Pitched as a “female John Wick”, Peppermint follows “a young mother who, after her husband and daughter are murdered, finds herself with nothing to lose. Ten years later, she vows to take from her rivals the very life they stole from her, targeting everyone from those who pulled the trigger to the lawyers and cops who let them get away with the crimes.”

Garner of course made her name in the action genre, starring in J.J. AbramsAlias before taking on the role of Elektra Natchios in Fox’s Daredevil and its solo Elektra spinoff. »

- Gary Collinson

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