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Diana Ross Congratulated Daughter Tracee Ellis Ross on Black-ish Emmy Nomination in the Most Precious Way

17 August 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Forget an Emmy Award, can give Diana Ross an Mommy Award? The R&B legend congratulated her daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, on her first-ever Emmy nomination with an adorable ad. "Congratulations to my daughter Tracee Ellis Ross on her nomination for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on black-ish. So proud of you," the message reads in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter before closing with "Love, Mom and the Ross family."When Tracee, 43, was nominated last month, her beloved mother was the first person she called. "I got up and I ran and danced weirdly around my dining room, »

- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan

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BrainDead Season 1 Episode 8 Review: The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm

14 August 2016 9:09 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Has Laurel finally realized the infected people she loves are more bug than people?

My dad is a bug.

Laurel Permalink: My dad is a bug. Added: August 14, 2016

That line just about says it all, doesn't it? Not only did Laurel discover on BrainDead Season 1 Episode 8 that her dad was previously diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but that he was "cured" by way of infection.

And this new daddy wasn't a nice guy. It's not surprising when the only thing the bugs could seem to agree upon was war. Finally, something both sides can come together to share.

Can I get an Eeeewwwww out of that one? Because we also learned how these bug people have "The Sex," and it's not pretty. It's not anything really.

Sorry. My phrasing sent me a little too far into the future. Let me get a little more out into the open first.

When Rochelle »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Interview with Mike Birbiglia, writer/director/star of Don’t Think Twice

9 August 2016 11:22 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

For years, an improve group called The Commune have been the stars of their small New York improv theater. The members of the group, Mile (Mike Birbiglia), Samantha (Gillian Jacobs), Jack (Keegan-Michael Key), Allison (Kate Micucci), Bill (Chris Gethard), and Lindsay (Tami Sagher) entertain audiences night after night by performing as a finely-tuned troop. But, by day, they have to support themselves by working soul-crushing menial jobs.

Then, after they learn that their beloved theater is closing down and a hit comedy television show, ala Saturday Night Live, is looking for talent, the group dynamic begins to fracture and it may be time for the group to stop dreaming and get on with their lives.

Such is the premise of writer/director/star Mike Birbiglia’s new film Don’t Think Twice. While Birbiglia’s first film, Sleepwalk with Me (2012), was based on his work as a stand-up comedian, his »

- Mike Tyrkus

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Matt Smith webchat – your questions on fear, football and a female Doctor Who

19 July 2016 5:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor took part in a live webchat - addressing his love of Noel Gallagher, his disdain for social media and why wearing bright socks is his rule for life

1.59pm BST

Thanks for your questions guys. Leave your desks. Run out into the sun! Defy your bosses. And remember. England is never this sunny. Ever. So enjoy it, cats. Go and listen to some Oasis in a park and think of me.

Matt.

And, as promised, here’s that face illustration he mentioned earlier on:

1.57pm BST

Kristina Wilde asks:

Do you have a mantra or philosophy, at work or otherwise, and what is it?

Wear bright socks. True. Although I am sockless today. Be bold, man, be bold this day. Don't give up ever. And don't let the bastards grind you down.

1.56pm BST

JackieFromToronto asks:

How important is your collaboration with the playwright? From my understanding, Anthony Neilson »

- Guardian Staff

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Rupert Murdoch’s Billion-Dollar Headache: Who Can Replace Roger Ailes at Fox News?

18 July 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rupert Murdoch has over the years grappled with many formidable challenges at his companies, like the decline of “American Idol” at Fox, or a phone-hacking scandal in London that forced the shuttering of his newspaper News of the World. Now he must solve a problem with considerable stakes: How will Fox News Channel operate if the man who built it is no longer there?

Fox News Channel is believed to be the most profitable asset in Murdoch’s wide-ranging empire, which also includes the Fox broadcast network and the massive Sky satellite service. People who know the executive say he believes nothing is more important to his legacy than Fox News, which has grown into the nation’s most-watched cable-news outlet after fighting for its launch in 1996.

Fox News Chief Roger Ailes is in the cross-hairs of a sexual-harassment suit filed earlier this month by Gretchen Carlson, an anchor whose contract wasn’t renewed in June. A »

- Brian Steinberg

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Tracee Ellis Ross Called Her Mom Diana Ross After Getting Her First Emmy Nomination

14 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Tracee Ellis Ross found out she was nominated for her very first Emmy award, the black-ish actress made sure her first phone call was to mom Diana Ross. "I got up and I ran and danced weirdly around my dining room," Ross tells People. "Then I opened my front door and I don't know where I thought I was trying to go, so I closed the door and I called my mom. She was really cute and we screamed for a little bit."In addition to her first Emmy nod, Ross, 43, has plenty to celebrate since her costar Anthony Anderson »

- Emily Strohm, @emablonde

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Anthony Anderson Livens Up the Emmy Nominations: His Funniest Moments (and That Epic Nod Reaction!)

14 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "7uOgxfIIx"] Anthony Anderson is up for the Emmy for lead actor in a comedy series - and his hilarious antics during the nomination ceremony is proof that the nod is well deserved. The 45-year-old Black-ish star helped Lauren Graham read off the names of those who were dubbed television's best and brightest this year, and the actor couldn't hold back his emotions - especially when his own comedy was tapped. Anderson reacted to many of the nominees with cheers, but it when he read his name for lead actor in a comedy series nomination, he really lost it. "Woo!" he screamed, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Captain America: Civil War Hits Digital in September

10 July 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, Calif., July 1, 2016 — Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has conquered both audiences and critics, debuting to $179.1 million—the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time—and earning a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. It also continues Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 13th consecutive film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

When Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13, viewers can join the nonstop action and pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

Rogers and Stark are joined by a star-studded »

- ComicMix Staff

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Interviews: Horror Film Festival Promoters of the Northeast – Part 1

5 July 2016 10:08 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Putting together a film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. We sat down with four of the most well established genre film festivals that have survived & thrived for over five years in the northeast part of North America. These four key participants bring different perspectives, experience, selective eye and personality to this discussion as we covered a wide variety of topics gaining insight into what makes this annual celebrations of film, fans and filmmakers a must to attend! So take a read, share each part of the mass panel interview, look for new parts in this interview series to come and most important come out and support them! The usual suspects included in the panel are:

Boston Underground Film Festival: 18 Years (Buff) / http://bostonunderground.org – “Artistic Director” Kevin Monahan

Ithaca Fantastik: 5 Years (If) / http://ithacafilmfestival.com »

- Jay Kay

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Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now

2 July 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Remember when big-name stars didn’t want to do TV? Now they’re even clamoring for jobs as game show hosts.

Alec Baldwin (ABC’s “Match Game”), Taye Diggs (Fox’s “Hypnotize Me”), Jane Lynch (NBC’s “Celebrity Game Night”) and Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “To Tell the Truth”) are just some of the actors who now front major primetime game shows, in addition to their regular scripted work.

“You look at game shows from the 1970s and 1980s, they were somewhat cheesy,” Anderson said. “It’s different now. It’s a lot classier. It’s cool.”

Wayne Brady, who has hosted a “Let’s Make a Deal” revival for CBS since 2009, joked that “being a game show host was very much akin to being a local affiliate weatherman – and no offense to local affiliate weathermen, but there’s a stereotype.”

Read More: Common Joins the Game Show Circus

Indeed, »

- Michael Schneider

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Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now

2 July 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Remember when big-name stars didn’t want to do TV? Now they’re even clamoring for jobs as game show hosts.

Alec Baldwin (ABC’s “Match Game”), Taye Diggs (Fox’s “Hypnotize Me”), Jane Lynch (NBC’s “Celebrity Game Night”) and Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “To Tell the Truth”) are just some of the actors who now front major primetime game shows, in addition to their regular scripted work.

“You look at game shows from the 1970s and 1980s, they were somewhat cheesy,” Anderson said. “It’s different now. It’s a lot classier. It’s cool.”

Wayne Brady, who has hosted a “Let’s Make a Deal” revival for CBS since 2009, joked that “being a game show host was very much akin to being a local affiliate weatherman – and no offense to local affiliate weathermen, but there’s a stereotype.”

Read More: Common Joins the Game Show Circus

Indeed, »

- Michael Schneider

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Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War On Digital HD on Sept. 2 and Blu-ray on Sept. 13

30 June 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has conquered both audiences and critics, debuting to $179.1 million—the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time. When it arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13, viewers can join the nonstop action and pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). And don’t miss the 60+ minutes of in-depth bonus features that take viewers behind the battle lines with their favorite Super Heroes!

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has earned a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. It also continues Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 13th consecutive film from the Marvel Cinematic »

- Tom Stockman

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Emmys 2016: Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham to Announce Noms

21 June 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Those in the running for this year’s Emmys will hear their names read by a Gilmore mom and a black-ish dad.

Lauren Graham and Anthony Anderson will announce the nominees on Thursday, July 14, per The Hollywood Reporter. 

The event will take place at 11:30/10:30c at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. This is the second year that the ceremony will happen at 8:30 am local time, instead of its previous 5:30 start.

Anderson was nominated last year for his portrayal of Dre in the ABC comedy. Gilmore Girls‘ Graham, as we recently noted, has never been nominated. »

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Anthony Anderson, Lauren Graham to Announce Emmy Nominations

21 June 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson and “Parenthood” star Lauren Graham will announce the 2016 Emmy nominations on Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy announced Tuesday. “Television is enjoying the most spectacular run in its history with breakthrough creativity, emerging platforms and dynamic new opportunities for our industry’s storytellers,” said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum in a statement. “We are thrilled to have Anthony and Lauren on board to help kick-off what promises to be an extraordinary Emmy season.” Rosenblum will join Graham and Anderson onstage to reveal the nominees for the 68th Emmy Awards from the Wolf Theatre at the. »

- Linda Ge

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Ricky Gervais' Office Spinoff Movie Goes to Netflix

14 June 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though he isn't quite as well known in America as he is in the U.K., Ricky Gervais is one of the biggest names in comedy. Lately, he has had a good string of luck both as producer and actor with Netflix, having had multiple projects find a home there. As it turns out, Netflix seems to love him as well, because they have just closed another deal and it's a big one.

Gervais took to his Twitter to make the announcement today that Netflix had bought the rights to David Brent: Life on the Road, which is based on his character from the original British version of The Office. He also noted that the film will be playing in select theaters in the U.K. come August. Gervais went on the Opie and Anthony radio show to share the news with them, and he had some very kind words for Netflix. Here is what he had to say.

"This is exciting news and this is top secret so I'm gonna say it now. Netflix have bought out the rest of the world again. So everyone's gonna see it. Which is great for me because I'd rather 20 million people see it than half a million people see it in cinemas. Do you know what I mean? Because I want to do tours off the back of it. So for me it's great."

Back on April 7, Gervais released a trailer for the upcoming mockumentary that will see his character from The Office going on the road to perform in a band. The brand of humor from the trailer is right in line with what fans have come to expect from Gervais and more specifically what fans of The Office know and love about the character of David Brent. Life On The Road will likely draw some inspiration from the YouTube videos Gervis did in which he would make instructional guitar videos as Brent.

Netflix has worked with Gervais several times in the past, most recently on the movie Special Correspondents which starred Eric Bana. Though that wasn't particularly well received, he also did his show Derek for Netflix, which was nominated for an Emmy at one point. There is no word on how much Netflix paid for the rights to Life On The Road, but lately they have been dropping some serious money on exclusive movies, so odds are Gervais just got a pretty decent payday.

The original British The Office became a smash, cult TV hit after it was co-created by Gervais and his long time collaborator Stephen Merchant. The show found new life after the American version took off and wound up running for nine seasons, and Steve Carell took up Brent's mantle as Michael Scott for seven seasons, for which he was nominated for several Emmys. No word yet on when David Brent: Life On The Road will hit Netflix, but based on the U.K. cinema run being scheduled for August, we can guess you can expect it around that time.

You can only see #LifeOnTheRoad in the UK & Australia in Cinemas, this August. Netflix have it for the rest of the world from next year.

Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 14, 2016

Exclusive: First teaser trailer for #LifeOnTheRoad. #BrentsBackhttps://t.co/UMsWL1Upqy

Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 7, 2016 »

- MovieWeb

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Alan Yang, Kenya Barris on TV’s Diversity Boom, the Upside of Awards

8 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kenya Barris and Alan Yang have never worked together, but they have played together. The breakout comedy showrunners first met in a regular pickup basketball game organized by ABC exec Cort Cass. At the time, Yang was on staff at NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” and Barris was establishing a resume including Bet’s “The Game” and TBS’ “Are We There Yet?” Now, they’re running their own series: Barris is prepping season three of ABC’s “Black-ish” and Yang is at work on season two of Netflix’s “Master of None.” Fresh off Peabody wins for their acclaimed half-hours, Variety spoke with the pair about the upside of awards, TV’s diversity boom and why it’s a great time to be working in comedy.

Congratulations to you both on your Peabody wins. Having just experienced that, what are your feelings on awards?

Alan Yang: You don’t »

- Geoff Berkshire

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'Captain America: Civil War' has arresting Easter Egg

18 May 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“I’ve made a huge mistake.” Nah, this was most certainly on purpose. The Russo Brothers buried a pretty obscure Easter egg in Captain America: Civil War, and for fans of the late, great series Arrested Development, it was a sight to behold. A Twitter user named Janel Drewis spotted the Bluth’s famed stair car during the superhero movie in the only place it wouldn’t be noticed…on the airport tarmac. The Russo brothers, who directed Civil War, also directed a few eps of Arrested Development so pic.twitter.com/lj0EYCfenG — Janel Drewis (@the_jan_man) May 17, 2016 Anthony and Joe Russo together directed the pilot of the Emmy-winning series. Separately they directed more than 10 episodes of the show. Perhaps the Russos will sneak in G.O.B.’s Segway into their next project, Avengers: Infinity War? Dare to dream. »

- David Eckstein

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Russo brothers producing new Showtime comedy series

10 May 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having just come off Captain America: Civil War before delving into the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, it’s surprising that the Russo brothers have time to sleep, never mind producing a new TV project for Showtime. However, Deadline is reporting that Anthony and Joe are making a return to the small screen, with the duo executive producing a new half-hour comedy series from writer Moshe Kasher (Zoolander 2) and writer and actor Zach Cregger (Miss March).

The untitled comedy “focuses on a larcenous family of pot dealers whose world is turned upside down when their illegal enterprise suddenly becomes legal in their home state. As the family struggles to adapt to the strange new world of legitimate business, they are forced to depend upon the business acumen of their son, whose straight and narrow leanings have always made him a “black sheep” in this clan of reprobates.”

The Russos are certainly no stranger to television, »

- Gary Collinson

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Captain America: Civil War Review #2: Marvel's Greatest Action Film Yet

3 May 2016 7:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Captain America: Civil War is the first superhero film to skillfully depict the consequences of collateral damage. We got a hackneyed attempt to address this issue in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Where that utterly failed, Civil War succeeds in a dark and thoughtful way. It tears the Avengers apart, turning the most stalwart allies into bitter enemies. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have crafted a mind-blowing action film with a deep, personal connection. It is not flawless, suffering from the bloat of cramming in multiple storylines. It seems each of these films has to set-up a dozen others down the road. I wish they had scaled back a bit here, because they could have had a comic masterpiece. This review is spoiler free except for one declaration, which will have fan boys beaming from ear to ear. Spider-Man has Never been this good on film. Tom Holland, you're about to be a mega-star. »

- MovieWeb

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The Week in Spandex – Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 4, Doctor Strange controversy, The Punisher Netflix series, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Batman v Superman, Justice League, Batman: The Killing Joke, and the Dceu in trouble?

30 April 2016 4:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 4, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Punisher, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers: Ultron Revolution, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, Suicide Squad, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern Corps, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batman: The Killing Joke, Heroes Reborn and more…

Hello and welcome to The Week in Captain America: Civil War, or at least it feels like it! As Marvel’s latest offering kicked off Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve posted a tonne of coverage of the film this week, including a few Flickering Myth exclusives!

We’ll start things off with our coverage: Be sure to read Eric Bay-Andersen’s  ★★★★ review here (although only if you’ve seen the movie, as it does contain spoilers »

- Gary Collinson

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