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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Blu-ray and DVD Release Date and Details

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a January 16th, 2018 release date for AMC's Better Call Saul Season 3 on Blu-ray and DVD.

Better Call Saul is a prequel to Breaking Bad that explores the early years of Jimmy McGill and the lives of those he touched and, in some ways, ruined. Each passing season has drawn the story closer to Breaking Bad and Season 3 is no exception with several notable cameos and new-old character introductions.

Better Call Saul Season 3 stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Giancarlo Esposito and Michael McKean.

Bonus features include:

Cast & Crew Audio Commentaries for all 10 Episodes

Gag Reel

Emmy-winning “Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training” Videos

“Gene of Omaha” featurette

“In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Rhea Seehorn” featurette

“It’s a Bad, Bad World” featurette

“Signs of Saul” featurette

“The Return of Gus Fring” featurette

Deleted & Extended Scenes

Including “Jimmy Calls
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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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First look at Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel in Good Omens

As production continues on Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, the studio has released the first picture of Mad Men star Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel. The series is currently filming in the UK for a 2019 premiere date. Hamm will be starring opposite Michael Sheen (Passengers) as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant (Doctor Who) as the demon Crowley. Check it out below…

“I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago,” Jon Hamm said. “I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

“Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed,” Gaiman said. “We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act.
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Good Omens casts its Beelzebub and Horsemen

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens has just filled out several more of its cast.

The series has found three of four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as well as the ultimate demon Beelzebub for the Amazon and BBC Two series. Anna Maxwell Martin (Becoming Jane) will star as Beelzebub while Mireille Enos (The Killing) will play War, Lourdes Faberes (Knightfall) as Pollution and Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals) as Famine.

On Martin’s casting, Gaiman said “We already have a stellar cast, and now Anna Maxwell Martin will be the Beelzebub of our dreams. Well, nightmares.”

“A script this clever, this smart, this current is very rare,” said Enos. “How could I turn down playing one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse??? Especially with the incredible group who’s come together to make it. It’s going to be Fun!”

“It’s a gift for
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Little Kids Rock Gala Raises $1.3 Million For Music Education

Last week, Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools, raised $1.3 million at their annual benefit.

Mike Myers, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McKean and Darlene Love

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The evening, which honored Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and City Winery CEO Michael Dorf, was held at the PlayStation Theater.

Costello was presented with the Rocker of the Year Award by actor Mike Myers, and Raitt received the Lifetime Achievement Award from her friend Harry Connick Jr. Grammy nominated soul singer Bettye Lavette, who performed Blackbird during the ceremony, presented to Dorf, who was honored for his extensive philanthropic work, including efforts on behalf of expanding music education for underprivileged youth through the annually produced “Music of” tribute concerts.

Harry Connick Jr Speaks At Little Kids Rock Benefit

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‘Spinal Tap’ Actors File Amended Complaint, Seek Ability to Reclaim Copyrights

‘Spinal Tap’ Actors File Amended Complaint, Seek Ability to Reclaim Copyrights
Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, the four co-creators of the band at the center of the 1984 “mockumentary” film “This is Spinal Tap,” have filed amendments to their ongoing lawsuit filed against Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for alleged underpayment of music royalties in the film, including adding Umg as a defendant and seeking the right to reclaim their copyrights to the film, its songs and characters.

In October 2016, Shearer’s Century of Progress Productions sued Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for $125 million for the alleged underpayment of music royalties. The lawsuit said Vivendi reported only $98 in total income from soundtrack music sales between 1989 and 2006, and just $81 in worldwide merchandising income. Guest, and companies belonging to Reiner and McKean, were later added to the complaint.

Vivendi argued that three of the co-creators’ companies, which sought up to $400 million in damages, did not have the legal right to sue. In September
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'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Now Seeks Confirmation That Creators Reclaimed Rights

'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Now Seeks Confirmation That Creators Reclaimed Rights
Spinal Tap co-creators Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest have now filed an amended complaint in their $400 million lawsuit against Vivendi.

A few weeks ago, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the companies belonging to three of the actors didn't have standing to sue, but opened the door to them suing individually as third-party beneficiaries of contracts. And so that's what's happening, although the plaintiffs are still attempting to clarify why their loan-out companies should be able to move forward.

But the amended complaint (read here) brings other additions.

For one thing, the...
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Better Call Saul: Is the AMC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture WatchAre Jimmy McGill's days numbered? Has the Better Call Saul TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Better Call Saul season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the AMC cable channel, Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito. This Breaking Bad prequel kicks off six years before Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. In the early 2000s, Saul is still down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill. He’s trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s
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Greenlit: Projects Featuring Big Stars Like Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn + Connie Britton Are Casting

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “The Irishman”The cast list is already packed on Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” with Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and more, but they’re not quite done rounding it out. Anna Paquin has just joined the film as De Niro’s daughter. Production is currently underway in New York City and the surrounding area, and will continue into early 2018. Ellen Lewis Casting is handling principal casting, and you have a shot at booking a background role right here on Backstage! “Good Omens”Production photos from BBC and Amazon’s “Good Omens” have been showing up since the shoot began recently in the U.K. Filming might be underway for the novel adaptation,
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Jon Hamm to play archangel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens

As production continues on Neil Gaiman’s TV adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, it has been announced that Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) has joined the cast of the six-part series as the archangel Gabriel – a role that is being expanded from that of the novel.

“Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel,” said Gaiman. “There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost thirty years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.”

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Spinal Tap Lawsuit: Harry Shearer Pledges “Loudest Band Will Be Heard” As Judge Breaks Up Group For Now

Spinal Tap Lawsuit: Harry Shearer Pledges “Loudest Band Will Be Heard” As Judge Breaks Up Group For Now
Spinal Tap has broken up yet again — at least in court — though a reunion is pretty much guaranteed: A U.S. District Court judge yesterday dropped Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner and Michael McKean from a $400 million lawsuit against Vivendi, leaving Christopher Guest temporarily as a solo act with his cohorts pledging to re-join the legal stage. “Vivendi thought we would be made to go away,” said Shearer in a statement. “Well, not today, not tomorrow, nor the next day…
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'Spinal Tap': Judge Allows $400 Million Lawsuit to Proceed

'Spinal Tap': Judge Allows $400 Million Lawsuit to Proceed
A judge denied Vivendi's request to dismiss the $400 million lawsuit brought forth by the creators of This Is Spinal Tap.

In Thursday's ruling, U.S. District Court Dolly Gee ruled that Spinal Tap co-writer Christopher Guest's lawsuit against rights holder Vivendi could continue to trial. However, fellow This Is Spinal Tap co-stars and co-creators Harry Shearer and Michael McKean and director Rob Reiner were dismissed due to the fact they joined the lawsuit as their respective "loan out companies" as opposed to their own names.

In a statement following the ruling,
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Harry Shearer, Fraud Claim Dismissed From ‘Spinal Tap’ Lawsuit

Harry Shearer, Fraud Claim Dismissed From ‘Spinal Tap’ Lawsuit
Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner and Michael McKean were dismissed Thursday from a profits lawsuit around the classic 1984 rock comedy “This Is Spinal Tap.” U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee granted Vivendi’s motion to dismiss the three, along with a fraud claim, although she allowed the case of co-creator Christopher Guest’s case to proceed. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Related ContentHarry Shearer Sues Vivendi’s Universal, Studiocanal for $125 Million Over Music Copyrights to ‘Spinal Tap

In October 2016, Shearer’s Century of Progress Productions sued Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for $125 million for the alleged underpayment of music royalties in the film. The lawsuit said that Vivendi reported only $98 in total income from soundtrack music sales between 1989 and 2006, and just $81 in worldwide merchandising income. Guest, and companies belonging to Reiner and McKean, were later added to the complaint.

Vivendi argued that the co-creators, who sought up to $400 million in damages, did
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Stars Send Best Wishes to Julia Louis-Dreyfus After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Stars Send Best Wishes to Julia Louis-Dreyfus After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of the legendary sitcom “Seinfeld,” announced via Twitter on Thursday that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Louis-Dreyfus, who recently broke the record for the most Emmy wins in the same category, after snagging her sixth trophy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her work on “Veep,” used her diagnosis as an opportunity to advocate for universal healthcare. She acknowledged that although she has “the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance though [her] union,” not every woman diagnosed with cancer would have access to those resources.

Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017

Hollywood was quick to react to the news, with most sending best wishes to Louis-Dreyfus and her family, and several supporting her use of her platform to advocate for healthcare reform.

Anna Kendrick wrote, “F—. F—. I don’t think I realized how much I love
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Food: Fact or Fiction?: Cooking Channel Announces Season Three Premiere

Get ready to learn the truth about your favorite foods. The premiere date for season three of Food: Fact or Fiction is now set! The series will arrive on October 22.Cooking Channel revealed more about the return of the series in a press release. Check that out below.“Acclaimed actor Michael McKean takes viewers on a culinary journey to help unwrap the mythology and adages behind some of our favorite foods, in a new season of Food: Fact or Fiction? premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 10:00pm Et/7:00pm Pt on Cooking Channel. Whether it is uncovering the wondrous origins behind famous food clichés; serving up a heaping history on fried favorites, including how Fried Egg Sandwiches spawned a breakfast revolution; or unraveling the role mathematics plays in the foods we love; Michael McKean uncovers the fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything
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David Tennant Is Dressed In Victorian Finery In New Good Omens Image

The long-awaited TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s cult favourite fantasy/comedy novel, Good Omens, is finally on its way. With Gaiman on board as showrunner, the social media-happy writer is on hand to tease fans with snaps from filming on his Twitter account. Already, he’s given us a shot of stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen united for the first time at the read-through, and then a glimpse at them in full costume as demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, respectively.

Now, Gaiman’s delivered yet another shot of Tennant, this time on location and dressed in Victorian finery. “Day two in St James’s Park. Feeding the Victorian ducks,” read the caption for the photo, which you can check it out in the gallery down below.

Judging by what we see here, it seems that the show will introduce us to the angelic/infernal odd
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Melissa McCarthy's Cook Off! Trailer: We Dare You to Keep Watching

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Melissa McCarthy's Cook Off! Trailer: We Dare You to Keep Watching
Are you ready for a half-baked comedy with extra cheese? That's what they're selling in Lionsgate's new holiday offering Cook Off!. It appears to be a mockumentary sold in the comedic stylings of Christopher Guest. And while it's aping movies like Spinal Tap and Best in Show, it could be mistaken for the real thing.

Helping make this look like an authentic Christopher Guest movie is the fact that the trailer actually has some laughs in it. They're hard to find, but they're there. And Guest mainstay Wendi McLendon-Covey is on hand as well. We have the first trailer and the poster for this comedy, which seemingly came out of nowhere, and must have been made in-between takes on the Ghostbusters set. From the look of the footage, even though Melissa McCarthy is being touted as the star, we might be seeing all of her footage in this two minute spot.
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TV News Roundup: ‘The Orville’ Becomes Fox’s Biggest Drama Debut in Two Years in Delayed Viewing

TV News Roundup: ‘The Orville’ Becomes Fox’s Biggest Drama Debut in Two Years in Delayed Viewing
In today’s roundup, “The Orville” sees impressive delayed viewing numbers, and Michael McKean is among newest additions to cast of Amazon’s “Good Omens.”

Ratings

Fox’s new sci-fi drama “The Orville” from creator Seth MacFarlane became the network’s largest drama debut in over two years in delayed viewing since “Empire” in January 2015. In L3, the show delivered a 3.5 rating, Fox’s highest-rated drama launch since “Empire” (5.3 in L3) and television’s highest-rated drama premiere in nearly a year since “Designated Survivor” (3.7 in L3), according to Nielsen data. The show has also averaged 11.3 million viewers across multiple platforms, up 31% from the show’s premiere on Sunday night.

“Outlander” Season 3 launched Sept. 10 to series’ record-high viewership of 1.49 million viewers in Live+Sd, according to Nielsen data. The series went on to nab 2.1 million That is the third highest season premiere in Starz history behind “Power” Season 3 (2.3 million) and “Power” Season 4 (1.7 million).

Premiere Dates

Poldark” is returning
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‘Good Omens’: Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson & Adria Arjona Join Amazon Series

Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson and Adria Arjona are aboard for Amazon’s six-part TV adaptation of Good Omens, based on the book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going…
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Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson Join Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’

Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson Join Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’
A trio of new names has been added to the cast of “Good Omens,” the Amazon and BBC adaptation of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel.

Comedian-turned-actor Jack Whitehall (“Fresh Meat”) will play wages clerk-turned-witch hunter Pulsifer, aka Newt, and Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”) will star as Sgt. Shadwell, the leader of the witch-finder army who sends him on his mission. Miranda Richardson (“Churchill”) will play Madame Tracy in the six-part series, the psychic medium and part-time courtesan who helps the pair as they try to save the world.

Earlier this week, Adria Arjona (“True Detective”) was also announced as a cast member. She will play Anathema Device, a practical occultist and descendant of the ancient witch Agnes Nutter. Michael Sheen and David Tennant have already been named in the lead roles of Aziraphale and Crowley respectively. Douglas Mackinnon (“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”) will direct. The series is written by Gaiman, who
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