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Texas Couple Weds at Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market

Texas Couple Weds at Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market
It’s a Fixer Upper fairytale!

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ massive Magnolia Market at the Silos attraction in Waco, Texas, has seen nearly 1.6 million visitors this year alone. But there are two in particular that take the cake as true super fans.

Stacey McNabb and his wife Lora technically had a wedding ceremony back in 2014, but because Stacey forgot to mail in the marriage license, their nuptials weren’t official, according to lifestyle blogger Rachel Teodoro, who shared the couple’s story about the Waco ceremony.

Related: Chip Gaines Says the Secret to His and Joanna’s Marriage Is ‘Hard
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black-ish Premiere Recap: Dre Strikes a Hamilton-Inspired Blow for Juneteenth

black-ish Premiere Recap: Dre Strikes a Hamilton-Inspired Blow for Juneteenth
“As much as I love the Fourth of July, shouldn’t the real independence day be the real day everybody was free?” Dre reasons in black-ish‘s Season 4 premiere. Then, with an argument that’s pretty hard to refute, the ABC comedy points out exactly how much black people have done for the United States of America — and how little acknowledgement they’ve received in return.

After stewing in the audience at Jack and Diane’s school play — a dramatic, sanitized retelling of Columbus’ arrival in America — Dre makes a scene that brings the production to a halt. “I can
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Chip Gaines Recalls Ill-Fated Mexico Trip That Had Joanna Threatening, 'You Have Three Days to Get Back to Texas, or This Relationship Is Over'

Chip Gaines Recalls Ill-Fated Mexico Trip That Had Joanna Threatening, 'You Have Three Days to Get Back to Texas, or This Relationship Is Over'
Chip Gaines wasn’t kidding when he said his book would be all about the “smart things I learned doing stupid stuff.”

In a sneak peek of the third chapter, available to download on the couple’s Magnolia website, the star of Hgtv’s Fixer Upper recalls one adventure he went on in his mid-twenties that included a brief trip to Mexico and a very unamused Joanna.

“I was knee-deep in three different businesses, and I’d been working with the same group of Mexican guys on all of them,” Chip says in the excerpt. “These were my boys, and
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More Early Looks at "Beauty And The Beast"

Chris here with more early looks at next year's live action Beauty and the Beast revamp.

While we've only had the briefest of glimpses at what's in store for Disney's next reimagining/bastardization (potato, potahto) of a favorite, we have already been given enough to incite both excitement and dread. However, what the trailer was missing was any kind of hint of how the characters might visually borrow or differ from the original animated masterpiece. Now it looks like we'll be getting a little of both...

Yep, that's Dan Stevens as the transformed Beast in human form giving a very literal interpretation of the open-chested flowy frock of the original. But the design of Lumiere and Cogsworth (voiced by Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellen) is, shall we say... certainly different - any concerns of reliance on CGI will not be abated by this reveal. Whether the film will take the
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TVLine Items: black-ish Promotion, Awkward Star to Hulu and More

TVLine Items: black-ish Promotion, Awkward Star to Hulu and More
Get ready to see more from Stevens and Lido on black-ish.

Peter Mackenzie, who plays Mr. Stevens aka Dre’s boss at the aforementioned ad agency has been promoted to a series regular for Season 3 of the ABC comedy, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Mackenzie has recurred on the hit series for the past two seasons.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Ashley Rickards (Awkward) has been tapped to appear as a time-traveling college student on Dimension 404, Hulu’s new series about the “weird side of the web,
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‘Black-ish’: Peter Mackenzie Upped To Regular On ABC Comedy Series

Peter Mackenzie, who recurred heavily the past two seasons on ABC’s hit family comedy Black-ish, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming third season. Mackenzie plays Mr. Stevens, the head of the agency where Dre (Anthony Anderson) works. The critically praised series known for tackling relevant social issues won AFI’s TV Program of the Year and earned Anderson a 2015 Emmy nomination for lead actor in a comedy series, among many other honors. Mackenzie was…
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In Praise of Deon Cole’s Charlie, the Lovable Wild Card of ‘Black-ish’

In Praise of Deon Cole’s Charlie, the Lovable Wild Card of ‘Black-ish’
It wasn’t necessarily a big piece of TV news, but when I heard Deon Cole’s Charlie Telphy would be in the final four episodes of the current season of “Black-ish,” it was time for a small celebration. Starting April 27 — Cole’s first episode back — I demand homemade lavender-honey ice cream for everyone!

Black-ish” is blessed with a wonderful cast, of course, one that has only gotten stronger and more impressive during the show’s two seasons. It’s a sign that things are headed in the right direction when each character of a TV comedy is so sharply defined that laughter or an amused state of mind can come from merely anticipating what a character might do in a given situation.

To wit: The show’s never explained why Charlie and Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin) have such a profoundly frosty relationship (and I’m inclined to think “Black-ish
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Video: black-ish Pays Homage to Diff'rent Strokes (Theme Song and All!)

Whatchu talkin’ ’bout, black-ish?

Wednesday’s episode of the ABC comedy (9:30/8:30c) tips its hat to the 1978 sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the TV homage.

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In the video above, Dre enlists his co-workers to help select a decent legal guardian for his kids, with options ranging from Bff Gigi to rapper Drake — well, at least until Dre finds out he’s Canadian.

But when Mr. Stevens volunteers to look after Dre’s “little black kids” — his words, not
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Black-ish Recap: Good Luck, Charlie

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Black-ish Recap: Good Luck, Charlie
As Dre says in the opening narration of tonight's episode, communities need to look out for each other in times of struggle. Black-ish wants to emphasize the importance of a person's past, and explore why we should help out those who helped us.Enter Dre's childhood friend Sha (Faizon Love), who's currently sleeping on his couch 18 hours a day. Sha is an artist with questionable hygiene and eating habits. His presence frustrates Bow and the kids, but Dre remains firm in his decision to support Sha with whatever help he needs. Dre explains that Sha once took a bullet for him, causing Diane to perk up with interest. After learning it was a pellet fired from a Bb gun, Diane is unimpressed. This kid! Dre refuses to kick Sha out, though, and drops the moral of the episode: "You're supposed to take care of your own." At work, Mr. Stevens
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black-ish Has Quietly Become TV's Best-ish Comedy

black-ish Has Quietly Become TV's Best-ish Comedy
The N Word. The debate over gun control. Clogged arteries.

These topics would probably all score Big Red Xs on a Family Feud survey of “funniest sitcom topics.” Yet in its provocatively bold second season, ABC’s black-ish has tackled ’em all — and in the process, become one of the best comedies on television.

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This isn’t to suggest that black-ish has entered Afterschool Special territory: Not with moments like Jenifer Lewis’ eternally indignant Grandma Ruby huffing “Can you believe this n—-r?” after son Dre (Anthony Anderson) schools
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Fearnet Movie Review: 'The Guest' [SXSW 2014]

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Fearnet Movie Review: 'The Guest' [SXSW 2014]
If you've seen indie horror films like A Horrible Way to Die, You're Next, or either V/H/S anthology, then you're already familiar with filmmaking partners Simon Barrett (screenwriter) and Adam Wingard (director). Along with their frequent collaborators (like producer Keith Calder and a bunch of cool actors), Barrett and Wingard have been more than content to create the sort low-budget cool concepts that generally go over really well at festivals and then again on home video. But no more. The gentlemen have temporarily turned their attention on something best described as (yes), a "thriller," but thankfully it's a pretty damn cool thriller.

  The Guest is about a handsome, humble, and very decent man who goes to visit the mother of his deceased army buddy, gets invited to spend a few days at the Peterson household, and ends up... well, let's just say that newcomer David quickly has a
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Head at Bosi Contemporary

Head, a new exhibition at Bosi Contemporary, orbits eccentrically around the notion of the human head as an avatar for the human condition. Curators D. Dominick Lombardi and Robert Curcio have gathered 36 idiosyncratic examples of the head as social signifier, troubled mask, and dream-like presence. The eleven artists represented here unsettle us with their evocations of head as the repository of the psyche which demands to make itself known.

The spirit of the show is embodied in Nina Levy's hyper-realist sculpture of a standing woman in a little black dress, one hand clutched across her body, the other thoughtfully cradling her chin. "Spectator" is the perfect gallery goer, except for a monstrously large head which covers her own – the self-conscious ego worn like the costume of a team mascot.

The head as a mask worn for public display is tellingly present in "Blind Nation" by Ronald L. Hall. This intense,
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Death Comes To 'Downton Abbey'

Death Comes To 'Downton Abbey'
Spoiler Alert - We'll be discussing the Downton Abbey Season Three Christmas Special, which aired in England last night, but has yet to begin airing in America, so if you want to stay spoiler free, click here!

Rumors of a major cast member exiting Downton Abbey during its third season have been swirling for months; although much of the early speculation was aimed at Dame Maggie Smith. Last night, the world learned that The Grimm Reaper was in fact coming to Downton and which fan favorite it was taking too soon.

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Sadly, Matthew Crawley (played by Dan Stevens) died behind the wheel of his car in the closing moments of last night's Downton Abbey Christmas Special, capping off a particularly tumultuous season for the honorable chap.

Speaking with The Telegraph's Sarah Crompton, Stevens called the entire situation "very odd," but it turns out Stevens was the one who asked Downton creator
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Hitchcock Review

My first thought on Hitchcock: “Uh-oh, prosthetics.” I’m always leery ~ so often they’re invoked to claim a free pass on otherwise lackluster execution, or they hamper the actor in bringing us their interpretation, or both. But it was Hopkins… surely he can break through any excessive reliance, yes?

Yes. Helmed by director Sacha Gervasi (Anvil: The Story of Anvil), Hitchcock rings clear and true, its story and nuance well intact to engaging, seriously lighthearted effect. And while Hopkins could have done with less adjustment (facially, anyway), we still get to see him work. His characterization beautifully reflects the legendary director’s distinctive speech pattern and demeanor while never attempting actual imitation (the mark of the great).

Based on Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of “Psycho” by Stephen Rebello, we meet the Master of Suspense (or “Hitch,” as he prefers) during the professional wasteland following North by Northwest,
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George Stevens Jr. comments on Kennedy Center Honors Emmy nomination

George Stevens Jr., a 15-time Emmy winner, has earned his 18th Emmy nomination this morning in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category for the Kennedy Center Honors. The Honors have boasted three consecutive wins in the category and have been awarded a total of eight Emmys. George also received a nomination for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special with the Kennedy Center Honors. Mr Stevens co-created the Kennedy Center Honors in 1978 with Nick Vanoff. He has produced and co-written the show for the past 34 years. Mr. Stevens holds one of the longest-running engagements for a TV-special producer for Kennedy Center Honors. His son, Michael Stevens, has produced and co-written the show for the past
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DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011

HollywoodNews.com:Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011.

?The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project — establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices,? said Hackford. ?That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from — is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television.?

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

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Interviews: Actresses Millie Perkins, Diane Baker of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Chicago – The year was 1959, and the film was “The Diary of Anne Frank,” based on the 1955 Pulitzer Prize winning stage play, which in turn was adapted from the famous diaries of a young girl hiding from Nazi occupiers in WWII Holland. Two actresses, Millie Perkins (Anne) and Diane Baker (her sister Margot), made their movie debuts in this renowned film.

The director of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” the celebrated George Stevens, led a nationwide search for the lead teenage actress to portray Anne, after Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood and Susan Strasberg (Anne in the original play) passed on the role. The film won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Shelley Winters), Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography, and was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director.

Millie Perkins and Diane Baker were participating in the “Hollywood Celebrities and Memorabilia Show” in September when they talked to HollywoodChicago.com.
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Ted Stevens, Former Senator from Alaska, Involved in Deadly Plane Crash

Eighty-six-year-old Ted Stevens, former Republican senator from Alaska, was aboard a plane that crashed in the southwestern part of the state on Monday night. Stevens, along with eight fellow passengers, was traveling to a fishing lodge located on Alaska’s Lake Aleknagik. It is not yet known whether there are any survivors. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Sean O’Keffe, a former Nasa administrator, was also on board, although the paper did not have any information about his status. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Stevens survived another plane crash that killed five of seven people on board, including his first wife, Ann, on Dec. 4, 1978. He was traveling on a Lear jet that crashed when landing at Anchorage International Airport, which was renamed Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in honor of the senator in 2000.” Spokespeople for Stevens have not confirmed or denied his death, issuing instead a
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A Dozen Ways Sufjan Stevens Spent 2008

Brian Wilson finally gave us a Smile in 2007. Chinese Democracy miraculously saw the light of day last year. Would it be too much to hope that 2009 is the year of Oregon? Or New Jersey? Or even a Rhode Island Ep? Sufjan Stevens' second of his proposed 50-state project was Paste's album of the year way back in 2005, and he's been pretty coy about whether he's planning a follow-up or even whether he was ever serious about the project. Still, he's been doing more than learning how to hula hoop over the last 12 months. Here's a dozen ways Mr. Stevens spent 2008:
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