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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Asia Kate Dillon Teases More Brandy in Season 5 (Exclusive Video)

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Fans of Asia Kate Dillon’s neo-Nazi white supremacist Brandy Epps in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” are in for a treat when the Netflix show returns with new episodes next month. “For those hoping to see a little bit more of Brandy in season 4, I think you’ll be happy with season 5,” the actor told TheWrap. “The season picks up right where it left off,” Dillon said — which means that the inmates at fictional Litchfield Penitentiary are on the verge of a riot that pits race-based factions against each other as well as against the guards. Also Read: Why. »


- Thom Geier

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NFL Kicks Super Bowl Lv Out of Los Angeles

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The National Football League announced on Tuesday that Super Bowl Lv will be played in Tampa, Florida, instead of Los Angeles because the yet-to-be built stadium in Inglewood will not be ready in time. L.A. will only have to wait one season for the big game, as it was awarded Super Bowl Lvi. League owners voted unanimously on Tuesday at the Spring League Meeting in Chicago to move Super Bowl Lv, which will be played in 2021, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Also Read: Are Espn's 'Mike & Mike' Feuding Behind the Scenes? (Report) L.A. will now have to wait until 2022, because. »

- Brian Flood

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy Dies at 48

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Cortez Kennedy, a former NFL star with the Seattle Seahawks and inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is dead at age 48, Espn reports. According to the Orlando Police Department, “there is nothing suspicious to report” currently, but the department is investigating Kennedy’s death. Police said that the former NFL player, who retired in 2000 and entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, died alone. Also Read: Patriots Fans Freak Out Over Tom Brady Becoming Next Victim of Madden Curse Prior to entering the NFL in the 1990 draft, Kennedy played for the University of Miami, where he was. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Baywatch’ Gets Drowned by Critics: ‘Not Even Dwayne Johnson Can Save It’

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Not even the presence of frontman Dwayne Johnson could save “Baywatch” from getting panned by critics. Seth Gordon’s R-Rated comedy, which is based on the hit ’90s TV series of the same name and stars The Rock as David Hasselhoff’s Mitch Buchannon, has an 11 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes after early reviews came in on Tuesday. Reviewers singled out the film’s weak humor as a particular point of criticism while also noting that the movie seems to completely ignore what made “Baywatch” a hit. TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde also noted that the film’s raunchy jokes clashed »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘The Keepers': Baltimore Archdiocese Says It Has Paid More Than $470,000 in Settlements to Maskell Accusers

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(Note: This post contains spoilers for the Netflix documentary series “The Keepers.”) In Netflix’s documentary series “The Keepers,” several women accuse Father A. Joseph Maskell of sexually abusing them during his time as an administrator at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore in the late 1960s. Since then, the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore has acknowledged the abuse victims and paid hundreds of thousands in settlements — even though the statute of limitations on the cases has long since lapsed. Maskell died in 2001 and was never charged or convicted of any crimes. In 1994, two women featured in “The Keepers,” Jean »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Us Film Production Jumps 7 Percent to $7.5 Billion in 2016, FilmLA Study Shows

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Hollywood producers keep raising the bar on how much they spend to make movies, but the U.S. is slipping when it comes to hosting blockbuster movie sets, a new study from FilmL.A. shows. Studios spent $7.5 billion on production in 2016, up from $7 billion the year before, representing a 7.1 percent increase year over year. The study found that Georgia served as the primary filming location for 17 of the top 100 films at the domestic box office, followed by the United Kingdom with 16, Canada with 13, and California with 12. But only 57 percent of year’s highest grossing films in »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Us Congressmen China Bound to Renegotiate Hollywood Movie Quota

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With a five-year deal on the amount of Hollywood films allowed into China up for review, a convoy of U.S. congressmen will head east in August to review the country’s growing movie market. The Washington, D.C.-based U.S.-Asia Institute will lead about a dozen senators and representatives on the trip, which comes at an important time in the crossover between show business and a country with more than 1.3 billion potential customers. The most recent quota — negotiated between Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in 2012 — allows 34 American films to be distributed in China each year, »


- Sean Burch

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‘Bull’ Star Michael Weatherly Says Character Has ‘Gone Into Freefall’ in Season Finale (Exclusive Video)

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It’s been a trip for Michael Weatherly this year, making the trip from “NCIS” to his new legal drama “Bull” and in the season finale, his character is set for another adventure. Weatherly stopped by TheWrap offices to talk about his transition from “NCIS” to “Bull,” and the latter’s first season finale, stating how fans will definitely notice something up with him. “Bull always wears this cardigan and suddenly the cardigan’s gone and in the last episode — Bull usually has this scruff — and in the last episode he’s clean shaven,” Weatherly said. “He’s completely gone into free fall. »


- Carli Velocci

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’13 Reasons Why’ Star Katherine Langford on Shooting That Bathtub Scene (Exclusive Video)

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The toughest part of playing Hannah Baker on the first season of “13 Reasons Why” wasn’t the heavy source material or how far she had to go for the role of a suicidal high schooler, according to show star Katherine Langford. The young actress highlighted her last scene — the one in the bathtub — for Hannah in episode 13 as being one of the toughest things she had to do on set, but “not because of the reasons you probably think it is,” she told TheWrap. Netflix received considerable criticism for the scene, which some parents, educators and health care professionals »


- Carli Velocci

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Melania Trump Rejects President’s Hand-Hold Again, Twitter Says: ‘You Go Girl!’ (Video)

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This time, it wasn’t even a swat. This time, America’s First Lady didn’t even give Donald Trump a chance to grab her hand, quickly moving her manicured fingers to brush away her hair as the president clutched at nothing but empty air. Tuesday evening, Donald and Melania Trump landed in Rome from Tel Aviv as the president’s first international trip continues. In a clip showing the two embark from Air Force One, Trump is seen reaching for his wife’s hand before she quickly moves it away. The move recalls a similar moment on Monday, when »


- Ashley Boucher

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Fox News Retracts Story About Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich

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Fox News has taken the striking step of retracting a story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, saying it did not meet the network’s “high degree of editorial scrutiny.” “On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting,” the network said in a statement released Tuesday.  “Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed. We will. »


- Tim Molloy

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Journalist Slammed for Insensitive Tweet About Manchester Bombing: ‘You’re Done’

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Freelance journalist David Leavitt has apologized on Twitter after making an insensitive joke about the bombing in Manchester on Monday. “Multiple Confirmed Fatalities at Manchester Arena,” Leavitt wrote in a tweet that’s since been deleted. “The last time I listened to Ariana Grande I almost died too.” Twitter users were quick to condemn the joke and Leavitt for making light of what turned out to be a major terror attack. 22 people were killed and 59 injured when a bomb went off at Manchester Arena as an Ariana Grande concert was letting out Monday night. Also Read: 22 People Killed, 59 Injured at. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Tops ‘Tonight Show’ in Total Viewers for Sept-May Season

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Stephen Colbert has done it. The “Late Show” host came from behind to unseat Jimmy Fallon as the most-watched late-night television host of the September-May television season. The CBS 11:35 p.m. series did most of its damage after Donald Trump entered office. Since the week after this Potus’ inauguration, Colbert has been No. 1 for the day part in terms of overall audience members. Here’s how the players stand, per episode, with three nights remaining: Colbert: 3.195 million total viewers Fallon: 3.173 million Jimmy Kimmel: 2.198 million Also Read: NBC Clinches First Place in TV Season's Primetime Ratings for 3rd Time in 4 Years This is. »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Flip or Flop’ Stars’ 1-Year-Old Son Brought to Hospital After Falling Into Pool

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The “Flip or Flop” family experienced a scary moment on Monday, after the series’ stars one-year-old son Brayden fell in the pool. Brayden, the son of “Flip or Flop” stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa, was being cared for by his nanny when he fell in their pool, TMZ reports. While the nanny acted quickly to remove the toddler from the pool and the child never lost consciousness, Christina El Moussa brought him to the hospital when she arrived home out of an abundance of caution. The child is fine after the incident. Also Read: 'Flip or Flop' Star Tarek El Moussa. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Are Espn’s ‘Mike & Mike’ Feuding Behind the Scenes? (Report)

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Espn’s Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic are going through “off-camera issues” as their popular morning show “Mike & Mike” is set to end, according to Sports Illustrated media reporter Richard Deitsch. Citing multiple Espn staffers, Sports Illustrated reported, “Greenberg and Golic are not talking to each other off the set– and hardly at all before the show or during commercial breaks.” “It’s really a poisonous atmosphere right now,” a longtime staffer told Si. “Most of us don’t see the show lasting through its contractual end.” Also Read: Espn Reveals Details of Upcoming 'Mike & Mike' Breakup The show is believed to wrap up. »


- Brian Flood

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Cannes, Day 7: Chic Class Photos; ‘Top of the Lake’ Holds Marathon at Palais

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It’s day seven of the Cannes Film Festival,  you guys, and marathons abound. TheWrap is continuing non-stop coverage of the competition, from the splashy premieres and the big budget deals. The marathon red carpet appearances of Nicole Kidman who has a staggering four titles at the festival this year. And, of course the awesome marathon of Jane Campion’s anticipated sequel to her stunning Elisabeth Moss-led BBC series “Top of the Lake,” which premiered Tuesday. Strap on those velvet loafers and heels and let’s sprint down the Croisette, with only four days until the finish line. Back »


- Matt Donnelly

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25 Sizzling Bond Girls, From Ursula Andress to Monica Belluci (Photos)

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A look back at all the lovely allies and femme fatales who’ve crossed paths with 007 over the years. Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder, “Dr. No” (1962) Widely regarded as the first Bond Girl, Honey Ryder’s emergence from the ocean clad in a white bikini is considered one of the most iconic moments in 007 franchise history. Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench, “Dr. No” (1962) & “From Russia With Love” (1963) Sylvia Trench introduced herself to James Bond as “Trench, Sylvia Trench,” which inspired him to reply with his now iconic “Bond, James Bond” phrase. She’s also the first Bond Girl to appear. »


- Linda Ge

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Fox News Tops Cable Ratings Despite MSNBC’s Big Week

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Fox News Channel finished the week of May 15-21 as the most-watched basic cable channel among total day viewers despite a strong push from rival MSNBC. On Monday, TheWrap reported that MSNBC beat both Fox News and CNN in weekday primetime among both total viewers and the key news demo for the first time ever last week. While this is still accurate, Fox News has now won the total viewer crown for 20 consecutive weeks. MSNBC’s historic week only included data from weekdays and programs that aired from 8-11 p.m., but when factoring in the entire week and all-day viewership, »


- Brian Flood

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Dani Mathers’ Body-Shaming Case Is a ‘Witch Hunt,’ Playboy Playmate’s Former Radio Colleague Says

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Don’t worry, Dani Mathers; Frank Kramer has your back. Kramer, co-host of Los Angeles radio station Klos’ “Frosty, Heidi and Frank” morning show, stuck up up for Mathers, who is facing trial for allegedly photographing an elderly woman in the shower area of her gym and posting it with a mocking caption on Snapchat, on Tuesday’s show. The morning radio host — whose station parted ways with Mathers after the photograph became public — opined that Mathers is the victim of a “witch hunt.” Kramer also went on to suggest that the case only went to court because of her high-profile status. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Night Manager’ Writer’s TV Adaptation of ‘Hanna’ Picked Up by Amazon

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Amazon has picked up a television adaptation of the 2011 Saoirse Ronan thriller “Hanna” straight to series, a person close to the streaming service told TheWrap on Tuesday. The series was being developed by David Farr, the writer behind the BBC show “The Night Manager” (which aired on AMC in the U.S.). Farr co-wrote the original film, which was directed by Joe Wright. Wright, however, will not be involved with the adaptation. The movie version of “Hanna” is an action thriller starring Ronan as a teenage girl raised by her ex-cia operative father (Eric Bana). Cate Blanchett also starred as an agent who. »


- Carli Velocci

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