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‘Scream’ Review: Slasher-Parody Movie Franchise Slays TV

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    Waiting for a serial killer to strike has never been more fun ‘Scream’ Review: Slasher-Parody Movie Franchise Slays TV Waiting for a serial killer to strike has never been more fun The biggest problem new MTV horror series “Scream” has is that adults are involved at all — otherwise, the horror romp rejoices in its teen terror. Based on the ’90s film series that starred Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the not-music television network adapts the concept for a millennial demographic with cyber-bullying and bi-curious controversy. Poor Emma (Willa Fitzgerald), the good-girl with a guilty conscience — she bleats convincingly when her. »


- Deborah Day

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Mexico Pulls Out of Miss Universe Over Donald Trump’s Racist Comments

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The backlash against Donald Trump continued on Monday night as Mexico pulled out of the Miss Universe pageant all together. Mexico will not send a contestant to this year’s Miss Universe after part owner and TV mogul Trump made comments insulting their people, Mexican broadcaster Televisa reported, according to Reuters. “For Televisa, any commercial relationship with the Miss Universe pageant and with the companies of the Trump organization is unacceptable,” Televisa said in a statement. Also Read: 9 Blowhards to Replace Donald Trump on 'The Celebrity Apprentice' The announcement came four days after Spanish-language Univision, part-owned by Televisa, »


- Debbie Emery

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9 Blowhards to Replace Donald Trump on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’

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When NBC announced it was cutting ties with Donald Trump on Monday due to “derogatory” statements made by the real estate mogul, the network also said that it would be continuing with “Celebrity Apprentice” without him. TheWrap also reported that the network is unlikely to continue with any of the Trumps to host the show, despite Donald’s children, Eric, Ivanka and Donald Jr. having served as mentors and judges on the show. So who will be the new host firing celebrities when the show resumes in the fall? As the failure of “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” showed, not just anyone can replace The Donald, »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Star Trek 3’ Director Justin Lin Reveals New Title, Starfleet Uniform First Look (Photo)

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Director Justin Lin revealed the title of “Star Trek 3” on Monday in a tweet that would have made even the most  die-hard Trekkies proud. “Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #Llap,” Lin wrote, along with the first image from the set, showing the team’s uniform delta shield emblem. Lin’s hashtag #Llap is a tribute to iconic actor Leonard Nimoy and Spock’s legendary catchphrase, “Live long and prosper.” Nimoy died in February after a bout with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 83. Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #Llap pic.twitter.com/VZh9YvJgqA — Justin Lin »


- Debbie Emery

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Britney Spears Fires Back at Iggy Azalea With Dig About Her Canceled Tour

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After joining forces for “Pretty Girls,” Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea are now at each other’s throats — on social media at least. The pair have exchanged a string of bitchy tweets after Azalea blamed Spears for the pop song’s failure. During a Twitter Q&A Sunday night, a fan asked the Australian rapper why the single had “flopped a little bit,” and Azalea pointed the finger of blame at Spears: “its difficult to send a song up the charts without addition promo and tv performances etc. unforfunately im just featured…” she replied. Also Read: Britney Spears Takes Iggy Azalea »


- Debbie Emery

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Geraldo Rivera Likens NY’s ‘Excitement’ Over Donald Trump’s Presidential Run to 9/11; Talks Anti-Mexican Remarks (Video)

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Geraldo Rivera defended Donald Trump’s polarizing personality during a discussion of his Gop presidential run. The Fox News host described Trump’s bid for the White House as a big deal in New York. As big, even, as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “He certainly made a big splash on New York radio. There has not been this kind of excitement in the city since, in a very different way, 9/11,” Rivera told TheWrap’s Mikey Glazer last week during the taping of an upcoming “Drinking With the Stars” episode. “There was never people so energized, negative or positive, about a man. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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Paul Rudd, Stan Lee, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly Super-Sized at ‘Ant-Man’ L.A. Premiere (Photos)

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Ant-Man” may be small in stature but it is big in star power, as the Hollywood premiere for Marvel’s latest movie offering proved on Monday. Paul RuddMichael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly all walked the red carpet at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles to celebrate the superhero adventure. Despite recent concern over his health, comic book legend and former president/chairman of Marvel Comics Stan Lee was among the A-list guests at the premiere. The 92-year-old looked fighting fit as he smiled for the cameras following a report on TMZ that he had been “taken »


- Debbie Emery

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‘The View’ Eyes Molly Sims to Join Michelle Collins in Steady Co-Host Rotation for 5th Seat

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ABC’s “The View” is considering making change a permanent part of its host lineup. Actress Molly Sims is being considered as a regular guest co-host on the show, individuals close to the show told  TheWrap. Under the plan, “The View” would feature a core group of guest co-hosts who would rotate in and out alongside the four regular panelists. The shift in hosting format would follow Raven-Symone’s introduction on June 10 as the show’s newest full-time co-host — the most recent in a spate of lineup changes. : 'The View's' Whoopi Goldberg Takes on Bill O'Reilly Racism Claim: 'Let's Not Pretend That. »


- Daniel Holloway

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‘Magic Mike Xxl’ and ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Light Fuse on July 4 Box Office

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With Paramount’s Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi epic “Terminator: Genisys” and Warner Bros.’ male stripper tale “Magic Mike: Xxl” opening Wednesday and holdovers “Jurassic World” and ‘Inside Out” still going strong, there should be plenty of fireworks at the box office over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Think of the four movies as Roman candles — all expected to land in the $50 million range for the five days — with fuses lit at the same time. One will burn a little hotter and faster than the others, and skyrocket higher than the others. “We have a good shot,” said Dan Fellman, »


- Todd Cunningham

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‘Fifty Shades’ Writer El James Whipped Mercilessly During Twitter Q&A

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Fifty Shades of Grey” author El James took a beating that would make even Christian Grey blush on Monday, after a Twitter Q&A devolved into a group drubbing of the erotic-fiction author. The Twitterati turned out in droves to take up the gauntlet put down by the hashtag #AskELJames, flaying the British writer with barbs of 140 characters or less. “90210” alum Trevor Donovan got in a two-for-one shot at James, questioning both her writing ability and her opinion of women. Also Read: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Fans Get Hot and Bothered Over Story Told From Christian's Point of View “What do you dislike. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Jack Carter, Emmy-Nominated Comic Actor, Dead at 93

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Jack Carter, a veteran comedic performer and director, died Sunday of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. The Brooklyn native worked in a variety of media over his decades-long career, from radio and Broadway to TV and film. He got his first break when appearing on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” in the late 1940s, then hosted NBC’s “Cavalcade of Stars” and the eponymous “The Jack Carter Show” for three years. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Carter received an Emmy nomination in 1975 for the daytime movie special “The Girl Who Couldn’t Lose. »


- Thom Geier

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See Julia Roberts at Her Frumpiest in ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ (Photos)

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Julia Roberts looks decidedly glammed-down in a gray sweatshirt in preview images from the upcoming thriller “Secrets in Their Eyes.” The actress stars with “12 Years a Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor as a tight-knit team of FBI investigators who are thrown into turmoil when Roberts’ teenage daughter is brutally murdered. Also starring as the duo’s district attorney supervisor is Nicole Kidman, who replaced Gwyneth Paltrow in the role. Also Read: Nicole Kidman in Talks to Join Julia Roberts in 'Secret in Their Eyes' Remake Billy Ray wrote and directed the film, adapting it from Argentine director Juan José Campanella’s 2009 film “El secreto. »


- Thom Geier

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Ryan Seacrest Makes Surprise House Calls in First Look of Fox’s ‘Knock Knock Live’ (Video)

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Fox shared a first look at the Ryan Seacrest series “Knock Knock Live” on Monday. In the promo clip for the weekly reality event series, Seacrest surprises people at their homes in the middle of the night accompanied by cameras recording the visits for television. The series, hosted by Seacrest enlists friends, family and neighbors to help him pay visits to unsuspecting people, granting them with cash prizes, visits from their favorite celebrities or the fulfillment of other wishes that might have seemed unimaginable previously. Also read: Ryan Seacrest to Host New Fox Series 'Knock Knock Live' “It all goes down live, »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Ghostbusters’ Jumpsuits First Look: See Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy’s Reboot Gear (Photo)

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The leading ladies of Sony’s “Ghostbusters” just landed some important outfits — the jumpsuits that they’ll use to eliminate supernatural pests in Paul Feig‘s upcoming reboot. Feig unveiled the gear that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will wear come the scheduled July 22, 2016 release date. “#Whatyougonnawear,” Feig captioned the photo, a riff on the original film’s catchphrase, “Who you gonna call?” Also Read: 'Ghostbusters' Reboot: First Set Pics Show Kristin Wiig, Paul Feig Filming in Boston (Photos) #whatyougonnawear pic.twitter.com/o5oyHeIaSx — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 29, 2015 Chris Hemsworth rounds out the cast, »


- Matt Donnelly

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NeNe Leakes Quits ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

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NeNe Leakes is leaving “Real Housewives of Atlanta” after eight years on the show. “This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes told People on Monday. “Me and my husband have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. “This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things,” she added. The 47-year-old fan favorite and original cast member doesn’t sound like she is going to miss the endless drama erupting between her costars. Also Read: 'Real Housewives' Star Kim Richards Pleads Not. »


- Debbie Emery

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Donald Trump Is Lying About Univision Apology, CEO Says

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Donald Trump told a big, fat lie about Univision apologizing after cutting ties with the mogul/presidential candidate over his anti-Mexican comments. At least, that’s the word from Univision CEO Randy Falco, who blasted Trump’s claims in a memo Monday. “I made the decision to end business relationships with the Trump Organization simply because it was the right thing to do,” Falco wrote in an internal memo obtained by CNN. “No one approached me, asked me or pressured me to take this action. “I can also assure you that we never apologized because we have nothing to apologize for, »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Innocence of Muslims’ Case Dismissed at Joint Request of Google, Actress

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The legal tempest that blew when an actress in an anti-Islamic video called “Innocence of Muslims” sued to block its online dissemination has ended in a whimper. “Based on the parties’ Stipulation for Dismissal of Action, the Court hereby dismisses this action with prejudice, with each party to bear its own fees and costs,” U.S. District Court Judge Michael Fitzgerald wrote in an order issued Monday. Fitzgerald’s order follows a filing on Friday by actress Cindy Lee Garcia as well as defendants Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Google and YouTube to end a legal drama that had dragged on for more than two. »


- Thom Geier

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Olivia Munn’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Sword Training Puts Aaron Rodgers to Shame (Video)

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Olivia Munn isn’t messing around with her mutant training. The actress took to Instagram to show off her practice session in preparation for “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in which she plays Psylocke, a mutant with telepathic abilities and ninja-like skills. “Learned some new tricks,” Munn wrote. Also Read: James McAvoy Gets Shaved Bald for 'X-Men: Apocalypse' (Photo) Munn is plenty competent when it comes to handling her blade, but she might want to give some pointers to her boyfriend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Seen behind her in the brief clip, we’ll let their respective swordplay do »


- Matt Donnelly

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Lady Gaga Denies Confusing Mariachi Festival for Chicago Gay Pride Parade

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Update, 4:00 p.m.: Lady Gaga claims she knows the difference between Mariachis and a float full of scantily clad men. An Instagram post from the singer suggested that she thought a massive gathering at Chicago’s Millennium Park was a Gay Pride parade when, in fact, it was the the Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival. “I am proud in general and did not mistake anything I spent the entire day riding around the city seeing people celebrate,” Gaga said in a response to Time magazine. Also Read: Lady Gaga Will Be Torn Between Matt Bomer and Finn Wittrock »


- Matt Donnelly

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Bet Awards Drop 20 Percent From 2014’s Chris Rock-Hosted Show

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The 2015 Bet Awards attracted 6.3 million total viewers on the main cable channel Sunday, down 20 percent from last year’s June 29 offering. Last night’s event grabbed an additional 200,000 viewers on sister channel Centric’s simulcast. The near-four-hour telecast, hosted by “Black-ish” co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, ranked as cable’s top awards show among adults 18-49 and in total viewers this year. In 2014, the Chris Rock-hosted awards show reached 7.9 million total viewers — up about 100,000 from the prior year. Last year’s total was good enough to mark the second-highest Bet Awards ever, trailing only 2009’s show, which played out. »


- Tony Maglio

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