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Chris Christie Tells Jimmy Fallon He Will ‘Go Nuclear’ If Ignored in Next Debate (Video)

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Donald Trump has been a constant topic of late-night show monologues recently, but on Monday it was Gov. Chris Christie’s turn in the spotlight on NBC’s “Tonight Show.” Host Jimmy Fallon quizzed him about the “big debate” set to be broadcast by CNN on Sept. 16, asking if his platform will be about terrorism. “It depends on what they ask,” Christie said. “You’re a little bit at the mercy of the questioners. At the last debate they asked me about things in New Jersey.” Also Read: Jimmy Fallon Details His Severe Finger Injury: 'It Looked Like a Cheap »


- Debbie Emery

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Wdbj’s Slain TV News Photographer Adam Ward Mourned at Emotional Memorial

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Family members, friends and sympathetic strangers all gathered to celebrate the life and mourn the death of Wdbj photographer Adam Ward on Monday. Over 1,000 people attended the memorial at the Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to honor the 27-year-old TV cameraman who was gunned down along with reporter Alison Parker, 24, by former colleague Vester Flanagan. Ward’s father, Charles “Buddy” Ward, exchanged warm hugs with almost all of the guests as they walked past his son’s open casket, reported USA Today. Also Read: Slain Wdbj Reporter's Father Vows to 'Shame' Politicians Into Preventing 'Crazy People' From Getting »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Fashion Police’ Relaunch and Guest Host Margaret Cho Get High Scores on Social Media

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It’s been a tumultuous year for “Fashion Police” but the style-conscious E! show had a successful relaunch on Monday, at least according to social media users. New co-host Melissa Rivers joined Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski to critique the outrageous outfits at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The E! special was the first new episode since Kelly Osbourne‘s high profile departure in the wake of the Zendaya scandal last February, when Rancic said “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.” A short time later, Kathy Griffin, who had been brought in to replace the late Joan Rivers, »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’s’ Tamra Judge Throws a Sex Party (Video)

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(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of  “Real Housewives of Orange County”) Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” escalated California’s heat wave with a raunchy sex party on Monday’s episode. Tamra Judge and her husband, Eddie, hosted the X-rated bash to celebrate the release of their Cut Fitness sex tape, complete with lots of leather, lace, chains and even “anal beads.” “When we were launching our YouTube channel, we asked, ‘What would get everyone’s attention?’ A sex tape,” Tamra told the audience, before showing a clip of the explicit promo, »


- Debbie Emery

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NBC Pulls Plug on ‘Coach’ Revival

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NBC has pulled the plug on its revival of “Coach.” The network had given the series, a continuation of the ’90s ABC sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson, a 13-episode series order. The new “Coach” was given the greenlight in March. The series was to follow Nelson’s character from the original series, Hayden Fox, as he emerged from retirement to join his son (Andrew Ridings from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) on the football coaching staff of an Ivy League team. Original cast member Bill Fagerbakke was signed to revive his role as dim-witted assistant coach Dauber Dybinski. Original series creator Barry Kemp was producing. »


- Daniel Holloway

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The Inside Story of Secret Flash Mob That Helped Todrick Hall Land His MTV Show (Exclusive)

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It was a flash mob set inside of a Target that earned Todrick Hall the approval of Beyonce and put him on the map back in 2011, but it was a different flash mob altogether that helped score him his new MTV series. For one of the initial pitch meetings, Hall recruited his friends and collaborators to put on a surprise song and dance performance for executive producers Brian Graden and Danny Rose. Set to an original song called “Put Me on TV,” the flash mob is what sold the execs on the idea of that eventually became Todrick’s reality show premiering. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Marvel’s Kevin Feige to Report to Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn in Restructuring

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will now report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, the studio announced Monday. Feige, largely considered to be the architect of Marvel’s successful, multi-franchise film operation, previously answered to Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter. Under the new arrangement, Feige’s co-president, Louis D’Esposito, will also report to Horn. “Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step in its integration with The Walt Disney Studios, joining Pixar and Lucasfilm in centralizing many of its film-related functions in Burbank,” a Disney spokesperson said. Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for $4 billion. Also Read: Marvel »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘Fashion Police’ Reboot: Margaret Cho Mocks Giuliana Rancic With ‘Weed and Patchouli Oil’ Joke

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Margaret Cho wasn’t going to let Giuliana Rancic forget her infamous “weed and patchouli oil” flub when she appeared on E!’s “Fashion Police” on Monday. Cho and NeNe Leakes served as guest hosts on the fashion-comedy series, sitting alongside regular hosts Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski and executive producer and new regular host Melissa Rivers. In the episode, the panel discussed the fashion worn by the nominees, performers and guests of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, including the many, many outfits of host Miley Cyrus. Also read: Kelly Osbourne Says She Would Consider 'Fashion Police' Return If 'Certain People Weren't There' (Audio) When. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Kesha to Join Britney Spears as Another Guest Star on ‘Jane the Virgin’

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Another pop star is heading for “Jane The Virgin,” with Kesha set to make a guest appearance on The CW’s Golden Globe-winning drama. The “Tik Tok” singer will appear in episode 202, playing Annabelle, a rocker who moves next door to Jane and isn’t exactly a “baby person.” “We are so thrilled Kesha will be appearing on Jane!” said executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman in a statement. “We are all huge fans of hers, and we are so excited to welcome her to the Jane The Virgin family.” Also Read: 45 First Looks at New TV Shows From the 2015-2016 Season Kesha’s casting. »


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Kanye West for President? It’s Not as Crazy as You Think

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Kanye West dropped one doozy of a bomb when he declared his 2020 candidacy for president  during a bizarre speech at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. But as crazy as president Kanye sounds, it’s not impossible. “As you probably could have guessed by this moment, in 2020 I have decided to run for president,” West told the stunned audience as he accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. While most political pundits believe West would have better luck getting hit by lightning on a sunny Los Angeles day, they also acknowledge that the rules of the game have changed. “Bill Clinton really lowered the. »


- Itay Hod

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Chloe Grace Moretz Survives Alien Invasion in ‘The 5th Wave’ Trailer (Video)

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Chloe Grace Moretz takes on alien invaders, apocalyptic disasters and desperate survivors in the new trailer for “The 5th Wave.” Based on a Ya novel by Rick Yancey, the science fiction film reveals the aftermath of an alien invasion by creatures known as “The Others,” who have the ability to take on human form. Moretz plays Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks against the Earth’s population by the shape-shifters. On the run to save her younger brother, 16-year-old Cassie meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope. Also Read: Liev Schreiber in Negotiations »


- Debbie Emery

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Why Even Chris Pratt, Avengers and ‘Minions’ Couldn’t Break Overall Summer Box Office Record

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How could this summer, with three billion-dollar movies — Disney’s Marvel superhero sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and Universal’s “Jurassic World” and “Minions” — not set a box-office record? Those billion dollars are in global grosses, not domestic, which is the record we’re talking about. But you don’t hit those heights without doing big business on the home front, and all three blockbusters did: “Jurassic World” led with $643 million, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” followed at $458 million and “Minions” did $325 million. Also Read: 'War Room' Raises Holy Hell at Box Office but 'Straight Outta Compton' Wins The year to beat is. »


- Todd Cunningham

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WWE Responds to Shooting of ‘Deranged Individual’ Outside Florida Performance Center

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The WWE has responded after a man was wounded by police while trying to gain entry to the company’s Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, on Monday. “Unfortunately a deranged individual with no WWE affiliation, who had a court order prohibiting him from being on WWE property, was involved in an incident with an Orange County Sherriff’s deputy in the parking lot of the WWE Performance Center,” a spokesperson for the company said in a statement to TheWrap. “We defer to the Orange County Sherriff’s department for further comment and information.” The man was identified as Armando Alejandro Montalvo, »


- Joe Otterson

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What’s Behind Maker Studios’ Dilemma: Executive Exits, Missed Revenue Targets

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August has been the hottest month for Maker Studios. The millennial-courting, digital-facing multichannel network, which Disney acquired with much fanfare in March 2014, has shown signs of struggle. The sale price that Disney paid for Maker, once thought to be as high as $950 million when the deal was finalized in March 2014, will turn out to be closer to $700 million as Maker has met some — but not all — of the revenue goals laid out by Disney, TheWrap has learned. Synergies with the media giant have been slow to materialize — though Maker did on Monday launch a »


- Daniel Holloway

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7 Most ‘SNL’-Worthy Jon Rudnitsky Web Moments: Meet Lorne Michaels’ Newest Hire (Video)

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On Monday, “Saturday Night Live” announced the hiring of new featured player Jon Rudnitsky. “Who?” most of the web asked. TheWrap has answered. Below are the seven best web clips from the 25-year-old comic’s young career. Get to know him, because as we reported earlier, Rudnitsky will be the only new hire on “SNL’s” 41st season. All Season 40 cast members are set to return, however, filling the show’s 16 roster slots. Rudnitsky will technically make his “SNL” debut on Oct. 3, when Miley Cyrus opens the year as host. That is, if he makes it into the live sketch show on his. »


- Tony Maglio

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How Wes Craven Turned Me Into a Teenage Movie Pirate (Sort Of): An Appreciation

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I was 12 years old when I saw Wes Craven‘s “Scream” on its opening day of Dec. 20, 1996 and it literally changed my life. As a budding young gorehound, I loved slasher movies (especially whodunits) and “Scream” looked tailor-made for the reference-savvy VHS generation. So while most of my middle school classmates were seeing “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America” or catching up with “101 Dalmations,” I was going to the movies alone again in search of the next genre classic. Two hours and a box of Sour Patch Kids later, I knew I had seen the future of horror, »


- Jeff Sneider

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‘Under the Dome’ to Wrap its Run After Next Week’s Finale (Video)

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Under the Dome” will end after its upcoming season finale, CBS announced on Monday. Based on Stephen King‘s bestselling novel, the show tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. Combating Dome and man-made threats daily, the residents of Chester’s Mill must battle to survive their post-apocalyptic surroundings. In the series finale, when the Dome comes down, many questions about its origin and power will be answered, as two groups of residents engage in one final conflict that some won’t survive. »


- Joe Otterson

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What Happens to Wes Craven’s TV Projects Now?

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Horror master Wes Craven‘s in-development projects will still move forward despite his death on Sunday. Craven had a full plate and was in development on several television projects when he died at the age of 76 after a long battle with brain cancer. In April, Craven signed a first-look deal with Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) with a focus on creating scripted programming for NBCUniversal and other networks. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Under the deal, Craven and Ucp were developing adaptations of “The People Under the Stairs” and “We Are All Completely Fine” for Syfy, and an adaptation of Steve. »


- Linda Ge

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Josh Duggar Slammed by Another Family Member in Wake of Cheating Scandal

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One by one, it seems, Josh Duggar’s relatives are distancing themselves from the disgraced “19 Kids and Counting” star. Just days after a relative of Duggar’s declared that “Josh’s integrity is gone,” another family member has condemned the former reality star as a hypocrite.This particular condemnation carries a particular sting, as it comes from a relative who staunchly supported Duggar through his child molestation scandal earlier this year. Also Read: Josh Duggar's Relative Hopes That Disgraced '19 Kids and Counting' Star 'Gets Broken in Rehab' The father-in-law of Josh’s sister Jessa, Michael Seewald, blasted Josh Duggar »


- Tim Kenneally

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Anikah McLaren Joins Fox Searchlight as Senior VP of Production (Exclusive)

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Fox Searchlight has hired Anikah McLaren as senior VP of production, TheWrap has exclusively learned. McLaren joins Fox Searchlight after 12 years at NBC Universal and Universal Pictures, and she’ll report to president of production Claudia Lewis. Her hiring takes effect on Sept. 1 “Anikah’s intelligence, background and breadth of knowledge across all genres make her a perfect fit for our eclectic taste and commitment to stellar filmmaking,” said Lewis. “We are thrilled to welcome her to Searchlight.”Also Read: Fox Searchlight Circles 'Absolutely Fabulous' Movie With Partner BBC“I am incredibly excited to join the Fox Searchlight team, »


- Jeff Sneider

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