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Game of Thrones: Iranian Hacker Charged in HBO Data Breach

Game of Thrones: Iranian Hacker Charged in HBO Data Breach
An Iranian national who allegedly hacked into HBO servers and stole unreleased episodes of Game of Thrones has been charged in relation to the crime, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York’s office announced Tuesday.

Behzad Mesri is facing counts of wire fraud, computer fraud, aggravated identity theft and interstate transmission of an extortionate communication for stealing HBO’s proprietary data during a cyber incident and then allegedly trying to extort the premium cable channel for $6 million in bitcoin.

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During a press conference in Manhattan, acting United States attorney Joon H.
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Watch J.J. Abrams Auction Off Star Wars 9 Plot for $10K

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Watch J.J. Abrams Auction Off Star Wars 9 Plot for $10K
Star Wars has been big on charity work during the Disney era. Over the course of making each one of the new movies, Disney and Lucasfilm have found quite a few opportunities to auction off amazing experiences for fans. It gives Star Wars lovers something special and it does some good for those who need it. Last night, J.J. Abrams auctioned off the chance for one lucky fan to have him whisper the plot of Star Wars 9 to them two years in advance. While the winning bid was high, it didn't go down how you'd expect.

The auction of the Star Wars 9 plot was part of HBO's Night of Too Many Stars, which was held to benefit Next for Autism. Jon Stewart was hosting the event and, at one point, he decided to bring J.J. Abrams out on stage to offer up this special opportunity. Then the bidding started. Things
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Tig Notaro Says the Only Positive of Louis C.K.’s Harassment is the ‘Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying’

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Tig Notaro Says the Only Positive of Louis C.K.’s Harassment is the ‘Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying’
Tig Notaro broke her silence on Louis C.K.’s sexual harassment during an interview at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on November 21. Notaro previously made headlines earlier this year when she mentioned the harassment rumors against C.K. in an interview with The Daily Beast and told her fellow comedian he should “handle” them. At Vulture fest, the “One Mississippi” star and creator spoke on the only positive part of the C.K. story.

Read More:Jon Stewart Gets Honest About Not Believing Louis C.K. Sexual Misconduct Rumors: ‘You Get Mad at Yourself’

“I don’t want to go into the Louis stuff,” she said. “The positive of that particular situation is whatever someone’s intentions are there, meaning him, the positive is that victims were not told they’re lying anymore, and that was the positive that came from that, and that’s it as far as I’m concerned.
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Tig Notaro Says the Only Positive of Louis C.K.’s Harassment is the ‘Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying’

Tig Notaro Says the Only Positive of Louis C.K.’s Harassment is the ‘Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying’
Tig Notaro broke her silence on Louis C.K.’s sexual harassment during an interview at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on November 21. Notaro previously made headlines earlier this year when she mentioned the harassment rumors against C.K. in an interview with The Daily Beast and told her fellow comedian he should “handle” them. At Vulture fest, the “One Mississippi” star and creator spoke on the only positive part of the C.K. story.

Read More:Jon Stewart Gets Honest About Not Believing Louis C.K. Sexual Misconduct Rumors: ‘You Get Mad at Yourself’

“I don’t want to go into the Louis stuff,” she said. “The positive of that particular situation is whatever someone’s intentions are there, meaning him, the positive is that victims were not told they’re lying anymore, and that was the positive that came from that, and that’s it as far as I’m concerned.
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HBO ‘Night Of Too Many Stars’ Sees Host Jon Stewart Spar With Stephen Colbert

The semi-annual Night Of Too Many Stars benefit to raise money in the battle against autism didn’t ignore other major problems, including the current wave of sexual harassment in Hollywood and politics. The program, held Saturday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden and televised live by HBO, had already bounced comedian Louis C.K. from appearing as a result of his admitted sexual misconduct with several women. Aware of the potential for distractions, host Jon Stewart
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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Return to the Spotlight After Wedding

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Return to the Spotlight After Wedding
Here come the newlyweds! Kate Upton and Justin Verlander appeared on HBO's Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs fundraiser at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, marking their first major celebrity event since their wedding. The 25-year-old model and the 34-year-old Houston Astros pitcher got married in Italy on November 4, days after his team won the 2017 Mlb World Series. At the Night of Too Many Stars event, which was hosted by Jon Stewart, Upton and Verlander revealed a new Tommy Hilfiger clothing line specially designed for "the differently-abled." The collection includes jackets with magnets...
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'Night of Too Many Stars': Jon Stewart, Superstar Friends Raise Money for Autism Programs

On Saturday night, a number of actors and comedians gathered at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City to raise money for autism programs as part of Night of Too Many Stars. In support of nonprofit Next for Autism, the event featured stand-up performances, short films and sketches.

The televised event was hosted by Jon Stewart and included appearances by J.J. Abrams, Stephen Colbert, Robert De Niro, Will Forte, Abbi Jacobson, Ellie Kemper, Jordan Klepper, Howie Mandel, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, Michael J. Fox, Michelle Wolf, John Oliver, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller....
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Night of Too Many Stars: Jon Stewart 'Joins' Game of Thrones, Sam Bee Flips the Bird, J.J. Abrams 'Spoils' Star Wars

Night of Too Many Stars: Jon Stewart 'Joins' Game of Thrones, Sam Bee Flips the Bird, J.J. Abrams 'Spoils' Star Wars
Jon Stewart on Saturday night called on a few famous friends for a very worthy cause.

Night of Too Many Stars brought out a bevy of Daily Show alumni, as well as the likes of Robert De Niro, J.J. Abrams, Billy Crystal, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Silverman, Lin-Manuel Miranda and many more to raise awareness/money for Next for Autism, a non-profit organization that “transforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching, and supporting innovative programs.”

Last week, HBO — which broadcast the event live from New York’s Madison Square Garden — announced that embattled
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TVLine Items: HBO's Gunpowder Trailer, Grace and Frankie Return Date and More

TVLine Items: HBO's Gunpowder Trailer, Grace and Frankie Return Date and More
Game of ThronesKit Harington is ready to topple the monarchy in the first trailer for the upcoming HBO miniseries Gunpowder.

The Guy Fawkes-inspired thriller, which first premiered on BBC One in October, chronicles the attempt made by Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics (led by Harington’s Robert Catesby) to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I, all in an effort to help restore a Catholic to the crown. Peter Mullan (Quarry), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Liv Tyler (The Leftovers) co-star.

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True Detective Season 3: Carmen Ejogo to Star Opposite Mahershala Ali

True Detective Season 3: Carmen Ejogo to Star Opposite Mahershala Ali
You can stop making your #TrueDetectiveSeason3 memes now: Oscar winner Mahershala Ali finally has a partner in the cast.

Carmen Ejogo (Zero Hour) will star alongside Ali in the third season of HBO’s True Detective, TVLine has learned. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher who has a connection to two children who went missing in the 1980s. Season 3 of the crime anthology “tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods,” per the network’s official description.

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Dave Chappelle Announces New Netflix Special With ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Teaser

Dave Chappelle Announces New Netflix Special With ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Teaser
In a new teaser, Netflix announced on Friday that Dave Chappelle will be releasing “Equanimity,” his third comedy special with the streaming site, on Dec. 31. Eight months have passed since the first two of Chappelle’s three promised Netflix specials have been released, which include “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “The Age of Spin.” He also appeared in the “Def Comedy Jam” 25th anniversary special for Netflix earlier this year.

Read More:Jon Stewart Takes Aim at Donald Trump and White Supremacists During Surprise Stand-Up Appearance With Dave Chappelle

Most recently, the “Netflix is a Joke” social channel has taken over the ad campaigns, spiking the “Equanimity” teaser with whimsy appeal geared towards the streaming mogul. If anything, it makes one thing abundantly clear: Dave Chappelle and “Stranger Things” make the greatest pair since tomato juice and tabasco.

Chappelle appeared in the official “Netflix is a Joke” campaign alongside comedians Jerry Seinfeld,
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Dave Chappelle Announces New Netflix Special With ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Teaser

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Dave Chappelle Announces New Netflix Special With ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Teaser
In a new teaser, Netflix announced on Friday that Dave Chappelle will be releasing “Equanimity,” his third comedy special with the streaming site, on Dec. 31. Eight months have passed since the first two of Chappelle’s three promised Netflix specials have been released, which include “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “The Age of Spin.” He also appeared in the “Def Comedy Jam” 25th anniversary special for Netflix earlier this year.

Read More:Jon Stewart Takes Aim at Donald Trump and White Supremacists During Surprise Stand-Up Appearance With Dave Chappelle

Most recently, the “Netflix is a Joke” social channel has taken over the ad campaigns, spiking the “Equanimity” teaser with whimsy appeal geared towards the streaming mogul. If anything, it makes one thing abundantly clear: Dave Chappelle and “Stranger Things” make the greatest pair since tomato juice and tabasco.

Chappelle appeared in the official “Netflix is a Joke” campaign alongside comedians Jerry Seinfeld,
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Jon Stewart, Jordan Klepper Banter Over Height Differences on 'The Opposition'

Jon Stewart dropped by The Opposition with Jordan Klepper Thursday night, engaging in comical banter with the host about their height differences and jokingly comparing Klepper to Hitler.

Klepper began the segment by explaining that he placed an ad in a mock-magazine aimed at the elderly titled, “Yelling at Cars That Go Too Fast,” and successfully found an elderly contest winner to take part in his segment, “Learn from someone near the grave before it’s too late.”

As he introduced the winner, “Jon S. from New Jersey,” Stewart appeared, surprising the audience. The former Daily Show host has been making the late-night...
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Was The Flash's Wells Gag Wasted? Is Suits Ok Without Mike/Rachel? Did Trek Telegraph Twist? And More TV Qs

Was The Flash's Wells Gag Wasted? Is Suits Ok Without Mike/Rachel? Did Trek Telegraph Twist? And More TV Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Star Trek: Discovery, The Flash, Empire and The Blacklist!

1 | As emotional as Once Upon a Time‘s “Regina awakening” scenes were, did the show not really give us that “moment” of her laying familiar eyes on grown Henry?

2 | Were you pleased to hear that Hawaii Five-0‘s Steve is apparently still dating Lynn? Or do you wonder where he and Danny find the time to maintain their respective romances, given their Five-0 jobs,
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See Dave Chappelle Spoof 'Stranger Things' in Teaser for New Special

See Dave Chappelle Spoof 'Stranger Things' in Teaser for New Special
Dave Chappelle announced the release date for his third Netflix special on Friday. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity is due out on December 31st. 

In the brief teaser for the project, Chappelle inserts himself into a scene from the first season of Stranger Things. After Eleven uses her formidable powers to neutralize two scientists who hold her captive in a government lab, a smiling Chappelle walks excitedly into her cell. "Do me," he says enthusiastically. "Do me next!"

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity follows Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin,
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Watch Jon Stewart Return to 'Daily Show' as 'Bernie Bernstein'

Watch Jon Stewart Return to 'Daily Show' as 'Bernie Bernstein'
Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show under the guise of fake reporter "Bernie Bernstein" to promote his upcoming HBO special, Night of Too Many Stars.

"Bernie Bernstein" has gained notoriety as an attempt to discredit the Washington Post and the media at large in the aftermath of sexual misconduct accusations against Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore. Alabama citizens recently received robocalls from Bernstein offering $5,000 for dirt against Moore.

"I'm going to go on a limb and say this 'Bernie Bernstein' is not a real Washington Post reporter," host Trevor Noah said.
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Sarah Silverman Emotionally Addresses Close Friend Louis C.K.'s Sexual Harassment Scandal

Sarah Silverman Emotionally Addresses Close Friend Louis C.K.'s Sexual Harassment Scandal
Sarah Silverman is still coming to terms with accusations of sexual misconduct against her close friend, comedian Louis C.K.

Silverman addressed "the elephant masturbating in the room" in a monologue on her Hulu show, I Love You, America, after multiple women went on the record to accuse C.K. of either asking to masturbate in front of them, or masturbating in front of them without their consent. Silverman was visibly emotional in the deeply personal monologue, acknowledging that C.K. has been a close friend of hers for over two decades.

"Let's just say it, I'm talking about Louis," Silverman said bluntly when discussing the sexual harassment scandals currently rocking the entertainment industry. "And in full disclosure, I'm still processing all of this s**t. One of my best friends of over 25 years, Louis C.K., masturbated in front of women. He wielded his power with women in f**ked-up ways. Sometimes to the point
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Nonverbal Woman with Autism on Finding Her Voice and Advocating for Others: 'We Are More Than Just a Label'

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Nonverbal Woman with Autism on Finding Her Voice and Advocating for Others: 'We Are More Than Just a Label'
Carly Fleischmann understands the power of communication because she went much of her life without it.

Diagnosed with autism and oral-motor apraxia, which makes her unable to speak, at age 2, Fleischmann had a breakthrough at 10 years old when she communicated for the first time by typing on a keyboard. Today, the 22-year-old uses technology as her voice for everyday thoughts and feelings. Fleischmann has become the first-ever nonverbal celebrity talk show host, as well as an inspiring advocate for other people with autism.

“My voice is loud and powerful,” Fleischmann tells People via email. “I can share knowledge and compassion
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Bill Burr Thinks Louis C.K ‘Will Definitely Be Back’ After Admitting to Sexual Misconduct

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Bill Burr Thinks Louis C.K ‘Will Definitely Be Back’ After Admitting to Sexual Misconduct
Bill Burr weighed in on Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct during the November 13 episode of “Monday Morning Podcast,” saying that his fellow comedian’s actions were “100% wrong” and predicting that he’ll “be back” after owning up to his behavior. Burr did not necessarily defend C.K.’s actions, but he did show support for the disgraced comedian.

“It’s such a crazy time right now,” Burr said. “I love Louis C.K. and that was really obviously just a fucking hard thing to see happen to somebody. He was definitely 100% wrong. I’ll just say this: He was 100% wrong, he did own up to it, and I think he will definitely be back. I also knew a couple of the women that he did this shit to. I feel bad for everybody. It’s fucking terrible.”

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