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Watch Ice T Voice ‘Care Bears,’ ‘The Smurfs,’ ‘Dora the Explorer’ for Jimmy Fallon (Video)

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Ice T revealed his cuddly, soft side on Thursday when he did some of his best cartoon voices for Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.” The rapper and “Law and Order: Svu” star claimed to have had a prior career as a successful voiceover artist, but when Fallon said he didn’t realize the voices on those cartoons were Ice T as a child, his guest replied: “You just didn’t recognize my voice, now you probably will.” The late-night host then aired a clip of “Care Bears” and challenged viewers to recognize Ice T. Also Read: Tom Cruise »


- Debbie Emery

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Requiem for Relativity – Hollywood Should Mourn the Loss of a Studio

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Though it’s almost August and a time to relax, Hollywood should mind the bellwethers. It’s a terrible day in the movie industry when an independent studio fails. One less place for filmmakers and screenwriters to sell their projects. One less outlet to champion the magic of long-form storytelling. One less partner for exhibitors to haggle with. One less place for executives and producers to work. The elite club of movie distributors shrinks by one. Also Read: Relativity Bankruptcy Filing Reveals Bleak Financial Picture The missteps that led to Relativity’s bankruptcy had been in the making for years. »

- Sharon Waxman

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Caitlyn Jenner Does Her ‘Best Feminine Voice’ for Kim Kardashian in ‘I Am Cait’ Teaser (Video)

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Long before Caitlyn Jenner started transitioning, the former Olympian tried to know what life would be like when the world finally accepted her as a woman. In a new sneak peek for her E! Network docu-series “I Am Cait,” Jenner told her step-daughter Kim Kardashian and family friend Malika Haqq that she’d once tried to order room service using a feminine voice. “I’d be sitting there in my little room, all by my lonesome, and I’d think, Ok! I’m going to try to get my best feminine voice and call down so they say, ‘Yes, ma’am. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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Relativity TV Could Be Prime Target in Post-Bankruptcy Auction

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Relativity Media’s TV division has emerged as a lean asset compared to the studio’s anemic film business, bankruptcy motions revealed on Thursday, making it a prime target for sale at the upcoming auction of the company’s assets. Documents filed by Fti Consulting’s Brian G. Kushner, Relativity’s newly named chief restructuring officer, prove how successful the TV unit has been in driving revenue — especially compared to CEO Ryan Kavanaugh’s lackluster crop of star-studded but underperforming feature films. Relativity TV brought in a $96.6 million in revenues in 2014, and counts a nimble 24 full- and part-time employees on »


- Matt Donnelly

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Nickelodeon Star Victoria Justice Takes on Gregg Sulkin in Sticky ‘Lip Sync Battle’ (Video)

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Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice took on a rival from across the pond as she competed against British “Faking It” actor Gregg Sulkin on Thursday’s “Lip Sync Battle.” Justice, who gained fame as a child actress on “Zoey 101” and “iCarly” went back to way before she was even born with 80s classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler for the Spike competition show. However, her passionate performance made even host LL Cool J feel a little uncomfortable as the 22-year-old “crawled around” the stage. “My mother is very proud me making it to ‘Lip Sync Battle,'” Sulkin then said, »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Hillbilly Blood’ Star ‘Mama Gene’ Runkis Dead at 68

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“Mama Gene” Runkis, who appeared on the Destination America reality series “Hillbilly Blood,” died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.  She was 68. Her son, series star Eugene Runkis, announced her death via Facebook on Wednesday, writing, “Mom lost her fight with stage 4 cancer this morning at 9:25 a.m.” Runkis was born Diane Kay Runkis in Detroit in 1947. The series, which stars Runkis and Spencer “Two Dogs” Bolejack, follows life in Cold Mountain, North Carolina, as Runkis and Bolejack offer tips on backwoods survival, fashioning salvaged items into new devices. Destination America has described the show as “sort of a. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Relativity Bankruptcy Filing Reveals Bleak Financial Picture

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Now that Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media has filed for bankruptcy after a troubled 11-year bid to become a Hollywood mini-major, court documents are providing a clearer picture of the company’s previously opaque financial situation. According to a Thursday filing by Brian G. Kushner, Relativity’s newly named chief restructuring officer and a senior managing director of Fti Consulting, Relativity had “assets with a book value of approximately $559,973,000 and liabilities of $1,178,810,000 on a consolidated basis” for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014. Though the company generated $501 million in revenues last year, another court filing indicated that Relativity’s outstanding debt exceeded. »


- Thom Geier and Matt Donnelly

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Damon Lindelof Makes ‘No Apologies’ for ‘The Leftovers’ Season 1

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Damon Lindelof played his typical mums-the-word act during Thursday’s “The Leftovers” panel at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour. That said, he was a fairly good sport about recognizing some of the negative feedback surrounding Season 1 of the HBO drama starring Justin TherouxAmy Brenneman and Liv Tyler. “We always want the show to feel authentic, but the first season of the show we make no apologies for,” Lindelof told TV critics. “We wanted to ground the world. “To some people that may feel bleak and depressing,” he admitted. Also Read: HBO Chief Takes Shot at Starz: 'What's 'Survivor's Remorse'? »


- Tony Maglio

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‘The Returned’ Star Rhys Ward Lands a Lead Role in Indie Movie ‘The Happys’ (Exclusive)

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The Returned” star Rhys Ward has landed a lead role in the indie movie “The Happys,” which was written and will be directed by Tom Gould and John Serpe, TheWrap has learned. The story follows a 21-year-old girl named Tracy who decides to leave her boyfriend after she catches him having sex with a man. After assessing her limited options, she returns to Mark with a deal — if he agrees to marry her, she’ll forget the incident ever happened. Mark accepts her terms, but neither fully understands the sacrifices they’ll have to make. As their relationship deteriorates, Tracy’s world. »


- Jeff Sneider

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HBO Chief Takes Shot at Starz: ‘What’s ‘Survivor’s Remorse’?’

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HBO programming president Michael Lombardo is not a fan of Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse.” During a session at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour for football comedy “Ballers” on Thursday, star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was asked about a statement from Starz claiming that critics preferred that network’s basketball comedy, “Survivor’s Remorse,” to the HBO series. Also Read: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on Hulk Hogan's Racist Rant: 'I Was Pretty Disappointed' “Sure, there’s always room for improvement,” Johnson said, before going on to express confidence in his show’s creative team and touting the show’s Season 1 ratings. »


- Daniel Holloway

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on Hulk Hogan’s Racist Rant: ‘I Was Pretty Disappointed’

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spoke about Hulk Hogan’s racist rant during the “Ballers” panel at Thursday’s Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. “Yeah, I saw that. I was pretty disappointed with what I heard, like all of us, by the way,” Johnson told reporters when asked by TheWrap. “I was really disappointed in him.” Hogan’s contract with the WWE was terminated last week after audio surfaced in which the wrestler repeatedly used the N-word. “I’ve known Terry for a lot of years,” The Rock said, referring to Hogan’s real name, Terry Bollea. “And my dad »


- Tony Maglio

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Greg Louganis Talks Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition: ‘We All Have Our Own Journeys’

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Olympic diver Greg Louganis says he had no idea his fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner would one day transition to a woman. During a panel for HBO documnetary “Back on Board: Greg Louganis,” the athlete recalled marching with the decathlon Olympic gold medalist in the 1976 Games, and then going on the Tour of Champions together in 2007, along with several other Olympians. “I remember they would always put me with and Mark Spitz, and I was always like, ‘why do you always have to put me with these guys?’ because I could never get a word in edgewise,” Louganis »


- Linda Ge

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Alicia Quarles Out at ‘E! News’ After Three Years (Exclusive)

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Alicia Quarles has vacated her position as the New York correspondent for “E! News” after three years on the job. A spokesperson for E! confirmed the exit to TheWrap in a statement, saying they wished her well. Reports in late June said a staffing shuffle would effect Quarles and other “E! News” personalities Terrence Jenkins and Jesse Giddings. Both Jenkins and Giddings will remain on the team, the network said, which expanded Thursday as Maria Menounos was named co-anchor. New correspondent additions include Zuri Hall, Erin Lim and Sibley Scoles. Also Read: Maria Menounos to Step Into Giuliana Rancic's E! »


- Matt Donnelly

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Cara Delevingne’s Latest Awkward Exchange With ‘Paper Towns’ Author John Green Caps Awful Week

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Apparently, Cara Delevingne really isn’t very familiar with John Green’s work. “Paper Towns” actress Delevingne, who raised eyebrows and made headlines this week thanks to an exceedingly awkward interview on “Good Day Sacramento,” had another cringe-worthy moment on Thursday, which this time played out on the stage of social media. Delevingne has been under fire the past few days after an interview in which she sarcastically claimed to have not read the John Green novel that her movie is based on — or, for that matter, the movie’s script. She also claimed to “hate” her character, Margo. Also Read: Cara Delevingne Responds. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Knock Knock Live’ Pulled by Fox After Just 2 Episodes

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Fox has yanked “Knock Knock Live” after just two episodes. In its place, Fox will air reruns of Will Forte’s “Last Man on Earth” and Andy Samberg’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Ryan Seacrest’s “Knock Knock Live” failed to connect with an audience, suffering poor ratings in both of its original episodes. The series premiere, which featured an appearance by David Beckham, brought in a soft 0.5 rating and just 1.7 million total viewers, per Nielsen’s fast national numbers. Episode 2, which featured Justin Bieber, managed the same rating as the debut, but lost 100,000 total viewers. Also Read: Justin Bieber Shocks Fans, »


- Tony Maglio

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HBO Programming President Defends ‘True Detective’ Season 2: ‘I Think the Show Works’

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HBO’s Michael Lombardo defended “True Detective” Season 2 to a roomful of TV critics on Thursday afternoon, when the programming president also said he’d be open to a third season. “I think Nic Pizzolatto is one of the best writers working in television today,” Lombardo told critics in the Beverly Hilton ballroom. “I think he takes a big swing.” “If he wanted to do another season, I told him our door is open,” he continued. He reiterated: “I’d love to do another season with him. I think he’s a spectacular writer.” Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Likely to End After Season. »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Game of Thrones’ Likely to End After Season 8, Says HBO Chief

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The end of “Game of Thrones” is in sight. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo predicted Thursday that the Emmy-winning fantasy series will likely end after its eighth season. “Obviously we’re shooting season six now, hopefully discussing seven,” Lombardo said Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. He indicated that the final word on when to end the series will rest with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. “I think their feeling is we’re looking at two more seasons after six. I’m hoping they’ll change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now. »


- Daniel Holloway

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Trump-Cuban 2016? ‘Shark Tank’ Star Would Consider It

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Mark Cuban would definitely consider joining Donald Trump’s ticket, should the real-estate magnet win the nomination. The Dallas Mavericks owner told Business Insider on Thursday, “Would I consider? Yes.” But, the “Shark Tank” star said he would probably not end up accepting the offer. “Would I do it? Probably not,” he continued. “I’m not cut out for politics. At least way they are now. Maybe in the future if Trump truly impacts how the game is played.” Also Read: Donald Trump Dominates in New Republican Poll Cuban also said that Trump’s presidential bid is changing the game thanks to his tell-it-like-it-is approach. »


- Itay Hod

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Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Wows Critics: ‘It Delivers Completely – Choose to Accept It’

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Tom Cruise returns as ever as secret agent Ethan Hunt in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.” With an impressive 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth installment of Christopher McQuarrie’s 19-year franchise has critics praising the film as the first worthwhile action flick of the summer. Perhaps it’s because, at 53, Cruise is still doing his own stunts. Perhaps it’s the non-stop action sequences that are larger-than-life and rely little on its plot. Or, as TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde puts it: “‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ never pretends to be anything but a solidly entertaining collection of fighting, chasing, driving, »


- Kathy Zerbib

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‘From Dusk Till Dawn’s’ Danny Trejo Describes The Regulator as a ‘Cross Between Machete and Marcia Brady’

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During his Thursday Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour Panel, El Rey’s Robert Rodriguez explained the importance of adhering to the rules of your own mythology on a show like his “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.” “When you set up a mythology you do want to set up parameters — rules — that you don’t want to violate,” Rodriguez said. “When you’re creating your own rules, then you’ve got a lot of freedom within that.” That said, one can always add new rules as they go, which helps a show introduce new characters and skate by old edicts. »


- Tony Maglio

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