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Colbert to Trump: NFL Protest ‘Has Everything to do With Race, Just Like Your Presidency’

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Stephen Colbert tackled Donald Trump head-on Monday night, calling out the president for his divisive comments about the NFL over the weekend. The “Late Show” host said that Trump’s demand that any players who protest the national anthem should be fired “was unnecessary roughness … There should be a flag on that play. And I’m going to say, a Confederate flag.” While quoting Colin Kaepernick’s mom, Teresa Kaepernick, who’s response to Trump’s tweets was to say she was a “mean son of a b—-,” Colbert called her the “coolest mom in sports.” Also Read: LeBron James Defends National Anthem Protests, »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Les Miz’ Movie’s Samantha Barks to Star in Broadway-Bound ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical

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Samantha Barks, who played Eponine in the 2012 big-screen musical “Les Misérables,” will star opposite “Shameless” actor Steve Kazee in the Broadway-bound musical version of “Pretty Woman.” The new production, with a score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, will premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre on March 13, 2018, in advance of an expected Broadway opening in fall 2018. Two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell will direct the new musical, which boasts a book by the late director Garry Marshall and the 1990 film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Also Read: 'Pretty Woman' Cast Reunion Reveals Film's Dark Original. »


- Thom Geier

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Jimmy Kimmel Says Graham-Cassidy Bill ‘Is Almost Certainly Dead’ (Video)

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Jimmy Kimmel jumped back into the health care debate on Monday night to celebrate the dim prospects for the Graham-Cassidy bill. The late-night host said while he was traveling to three cities over the weekend, “strangers wanted to tell me that the Affordable Care Act — that our president and half our senators are so desperately trying to kill — saved or drastically improved their lives, members of their family’s lives, and/or their children’s lives,” he said. “They came to me and said Mr. Fallon, thank you for speaking out,” he joked. But he added that many who thanked him for speaking. »


- Debbie Emery

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Jerry Jones Takes a Knee With His Team – Twitter Throws a Yellow Flag

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, locked arms with his team and knelt with them before the national anthem and ahead of the game against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, continuing a wave of protests in the NFL that has sharply divided viewers. When it was announced that the national anthem was about to begin, Jones and his team rose with arms still locked together, after which “American Idol” alum Jordin Sparks sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In the stadium, the protest was met with jeers from the crowd that were echoed on social media by viewers at home. Though some supported Jones. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Arizona Cardinals Qb Carson Palmer Arrives at ‘Monday Night Football’ Wearing Unicorn Costume

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Amid all the serious coverage of the NFL with backlash against President Trump’s negative comments about players, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer added a little fun back to the game. The former USC Heisman Trophy winner arrived to Monday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys wearing an inflatable unicorn costume. Yep, that’s a 37-year-old married father of two and pro football player attached to a pink and white fantastical creature, as captured by NFL on Espn’s Twitter. Also Read: Pittsburgh Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva Has NFL's Most Popular Jersey After Standing for Anthem Carson Palmer arriving to Mnf »


- Debbie Emery

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‘The Voice’ Season 12 Winner Chris Blue Says Show’s Singers Face ‘Glass Ceiling’

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“The Voice” Season 12 winner Chris Blue wowed fans and judges alike on his way to victory on the NBC competition show, and he has a theory as to why the series has yet to launch a music superstar. “I think what separates the greats and the ones that last very long in the music industry from those who may not, is one simple thing, and that’s work ethic,” Blue told TheWrap. “You have to work very, very hard, and it’s a very hard thing to do. It’s not easy to work hard. But when you love it, »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva Has NFL’s Most Popular Jersey After Standing for Anthem

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Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva has the most popular jersey on the NFL shop after being the only player from his team to enter the field and stand for the national anthem on Sunday, TheWrap has learned. The player’s number 78 jersey was the top-seller over the last 24 hours, which it was not prior to Sunday’s game. Villenueva broke with his teammates on Sunday when he unintentionally stood during the national anthem. The Steelers were one of several teams who pledged to remain in the locker room ahead of the game in light of President Trump’s comments about NFL players. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘A Clockwork Orange’ Theater Review: Anthony Burgess Classic Reimagined as Gay Fantasia

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Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” was subtitled “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.” But director Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ pulsing new adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ “A Clockwork Orange” — which opened Monday at Off Broadway’s New World Stages — may be the gayest fantasia to hit a New York theater since “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” closed up shop on Broadway more than a decade ago. The all-male cast of nine is an impossibly buff group which resembles a gaggle of post-David Barton Chelsea boys more than Burgess’ gang of nihilistic teenage “droogs” bent on disturbing the social order. The gang is led. »


- Thom Geier

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Marc Anthony Tells Trump to ‘Shut the F–k Up’ About NFL When Puerto Rico Is in Crisis

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You’ve done it now, Donald Trump; now Marc Anthony is sassing you. Singer Marc Anthony lashed out at President Trump via Twitter on Monday, imploring the president to “shut the f–k up” about the NFL, when Puerto Rico is in need of assistance following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. “Mr. President shut the f–k up about NFL,” Anthony, whose parents are from Puerto Rico, said. “Do something about our people in need in #PuertoRico. We are American citizens too.” Also Read: Michael Rapaport Rips 'Dumb Motherf-ker' Trump Over Stephen Curry Snub: 'No One Wants to Meet Your Ass! »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Star Jason Isaacs on the Toughest Thing About the Shoot

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Star Trek: Discovery” takes viewers to new extraterrestrial destinations, but star Jason Isaacs didn’t get to go on quite the same type of journey. The actor, who plays Captain Gabriel Lorca on CBS All Access’ new entry in the beloved sci-fi franchise, told TheWrap that he faces two big challenges: not sharing details about future episodes, and not having a lot to work with during the filming. “The toughest thing was being on the set all day,” Isaacs said. “You watch the show, and you’ll be in all kinds of amazing different worlds. But we’re not. We’re in a giant warehouse. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘Mary Jane’ Theater Review: Carrie Coon Shines as a Heroic but Human Single Mom

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Amy Herzog’s “Mary Jane” is a character study of an extraordinary woman — the single mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old son with cerebral palsy — that resists every temptation to veer into sentimentality or histrionics. Buoyed by a radiant performance by “Fargo” and “The Leftovers” star Carrie Coon, “Mary Jane” emerges as a sharply observed character study of a woman who is heroic in the ordeal she faces down and in her forthright, almost chipper attitude — and who would shrug off the label “heroic” it it were uttered in her presence anyway. Director Anne Kauffman’s skillful production, which opened at Off. »


- Thom Geier

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Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys Players Take Knee Before Monday Night Football

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his team as they locked arms and took a knee ahead of the national anthem before Monday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, capping a weekend when anthem protests took center stage with one of the more powerful gestures of Week 3 of the NFL season. After President Trump called for NFL owners to fire players for not standing for the anthem during a rally in Alabama Friday — and doubled down on that position on Twitter over the weekend — several owners joined their teams on the sidelines during Sunday’s games to lock arms »


- Matt Pressberg

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3 Reasons China’s Box Office Soared This Summer While the Us Flopped

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This summer, a high-octane action movie captivated audiences in one of the world’s largest film markets, grossing nearly $1 billion and changing the trajectory of its box office forecast. And while that seems like welcome news for the slumping U.S. box office, it wasn’t: the movie was China’s “Wolf Warrior 2.” “Wolf Warrior 2,” directed by and starring Wu Jing, made more than $800 million in China at the same time U.S. box office was struggling through its worst summer slump in more than a decade. (New Line’s record-setting “It” helped the domestic box office bounce back in September, »


- Matt Pressberg

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Michael Rapaport Rips ‘Dumb Motherf–ker’ Trump Over Stephen Curry Snub: ‘No One Wants to Meet Your Ass!’ (Video)

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Michael Rapaport accomplished a seeming physical impossibility over the weekend — taking a knee while also planting a foot up President Donald Trump’s rear end (well, figuratively speaking, anyway). “Atypical” star Rapaport tore into Trump on Saturday, after Trump revoked his invitation for the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry to visit the White House. In a blistering video posted to Twitter, Rapaport unleashed on Trump, asserting that “no one from the NBA is f–king with you!” Also Read: Michael Rapaport Goes Off on 'Muffin-Face Motherf--er' Sean Spicer (Video) “Trump, you dumb motherf–ker, you’re talking sh-t about the Currys? »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Grey’s Anatomy': 14 Best Episodes for Show’s 14th Season (Photos)

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Well, Grey-Sloan Memorial fans, the long wait is finally (almost) over. Season 14 of ABC’s hit from Shonda Rhimes returns September 28 to head the network’s Tgit lineup. To get ready, we rounded up our 14 favorite episodes. Season 8 Episode 21: “Moment of Truth” Biggest moment: April decides to have sex with Jackson April has toned way down in the most recent seasons of “Grey’s,” but remember back when she was the virgin whose buttons everyone loved to push? That all changed in this episode, when the fifth year residents head out to take their board exams and April and. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Sen. Susan Collins for ‘No’ on Trumpcare: ‘We Are All in Your Debt’

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Jimmy Kimmel expressed his appreciation on Monday after Sen. Susan Collins said she does not plan to vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Trumpcare. “Thank you @SenatorCollins for putting people ahead of party,” Kimmel tweeted. “We are all in your debt.” Collins joins Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., as Republican “no” votes against the bill that would repeal Obamacare. This prevents the party from hitting the needed 50 votes, unless one of the dissenters has a change of heart. Also Read: How Jimmy Kimmel Became an Unlikely Folk Hero in Trump Health Care Debate Kimmel. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says NFL Players Should ‘Protest Officers on the Field,’ Instead of American Flag

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump’s weekend remarks about NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem by saying that they should protest officers on the field, instead of the American flag. “I think if the debate is really for them about police brutality, they should probably protest the officers on the field that are protecting them instead of the American flag,” Sanders said during a press briefing Monday. The answer came in response to a reporter questioning why the president would take white nationalists at their word that their protests were about “heritage, »


- Brian Welk

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Leslie Abramson Won’t Watch Edie Falco Play Her in NBC’s Menendez TV Movie

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Leslie Abramson, the spitfire Los Angeles defense attorney who represented one of Erik Menendez in two sensational murder trials, says she will not watch Edie Falco portray her on NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”

“Oh boy,” Abramson told TheWrap when asked about true-crime TV movie. “I have nothing to say. Absolutely nothing. Goodbye.”

Before she hung up, she was asked “Are you going to watch it?” “No,” she said.

NBC and Dick Wolf Productions are betting big on Falco’s performance. »


- Susan Seager

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Showtime’s Streaming Service May Have Been Hacked, Browsers Used to Mine for Cryptocurrency

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Was Showtime the latest Hollywood juggernaut to get hacked? It looks like that’s the case, after Showtime.com and its instant-streaming site ShowtimeAnytime.com leveraged browsers to “mine” for Monero coins — a Bitcoin knockoff — over the week. (Mining is a method of verifying cryptocurrency transactions, where miners are given a small amount of cryptocurrency for helping to log all transactions on its digital ledger.) The mining code — first spotted by U.K. tech site The Register  — can take up more than 50 percent of a computer’s processor. Mining for cyrptocurrency can add up, with a single Monero coin trading »

- Sean Burch

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‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Star Tom Wopat Faces New Indecent Assault Charge (Report)

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It’s starting to sound like Tom Wopat might not be such a good ol’ boy after all.

Wopat, who starred as Luke Duke in the sitcom “The Dukes of Hazzard” and was arrested on indecent assault and battery and cocaine possession charges in August, has now been hit with additional charges, Waltham, Massachusetts news outlet Wicked Local Waltham reports.

According to the outlet, Wopat now faces additional charges of indecent assault and battery, and for “annoying and attacking” the teenage girl he’s accused of victimizing.

Citing police reports, »


- Tim Kenneally

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