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Twentieth Century Fox Delivers ‘Alien: Covenant In Utero’ Virtual Reality Experience

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Twentieth Century Fox invited a handful of journalists for an inside look at “Alien: Covenant” on Tuesday morning to celebrate the second prequel in Fox’s “Alien” franchise, which hits theaters May 19. And by that, we mean a real “inside look.” TheWrap strapped on an Oculus Rift headset for a demo of “Alien: Covenant In Utero,” a virtual reality experience from Twentieth Century Fox that puts the viewer in the womb with a Neomorph, a white-headed creature new to “Alien: Covenant” that is born when alien spores are released from pods and enter the bloodstreams of humans. In full — and graphic. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Roman Polanski’s Victim Sends Letter to Da: ‘You Have Treated Me With Contempt’

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Roman Polanski’s victim has expressed her outrage to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office over the way she has been treated by legal authorities in a case that has now span 40 years. Meanwhile Polanski’s attorney has been trying to clear the way for the director to return to the United States without any required jail time. In the letter dated April 21, Samantha Geimer (who was identified by Deputy district attorney Michele Hanisee as “the victim” and not specifically by name) wrote: “You and those have come before you have never protected me, you have treated me with contempt, »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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What ‘SNL’ Will Do If Hollywood Writers Go on Strike Next Week

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Chris Pine is set to host “Saturday Night Live” on May 6 — but not if the Writers Guild of America follows through on its threat to go on strike next week should it fail to reach a new agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. NBC’s sketch comedy staple is prepared to go into reruns if writers take to the picket line when the guild’s current contract expires on May 1, TheWrap has learned. Depending on the length of a work stoppage, that could effect the three remaining episodes left on the season 42 schedule of “SNL”: »


- Tony Maglio

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At&T CEO Expects Time Warner Deal to Happen ‘This Year’

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At&T reported first-quarter earnings in line with expectations Tuesday afternoon, but all eyes were on the telecom giant’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. On a conference call after the earnings release, At&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson obliged, providing a status update on the mega-merger. “On the Time Warner deal, approval is moving along as expected,” Stephenson said on the call. “The European Commission has approved it, the Department of Justice is now reviewing it.” Because the proposed merger doesn’t involve the transfer of licenses, Stephenson said he doesn’t expect the Federal Communications Commission will find a need to. »

- Matt Pressberg

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Adam Sandler, Chris Rock Re-Team in Netflix Marriage Comedy ‘The Week Of’

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Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are joining forces in a new Netflix marriage comedy set to debut in 2018. “The Week Of” is set to be filmed in Long Island, New York this summer with “Saturday Night Live” veteran Robert Smigel in the director’s chair. The film tells the story of two fathers — played by Rock and Sandler — whose kids are getting married to each other. The week in the title refers to the time period before the wedding as the two families prepare for the big event. Rock and Sandler — who are both “Saturday Night Live” veterans — »


- Carli Velocci

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Sony Music Splits From Dr Luke Amid Ongoing Legal Battle With Kesha

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Sony Music has cut ties with music producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, TheWrap has learned. After years of calls for Sony to drop the hitmaker following allegations of sexual assault and emotional abuse, court documents filed by Sony’s laywers last week show that Gottwalt is no longer the CEO of Sony’s Kemosabe Records imprint and “does not have authority to act on its behalf.” Gottwald established his Kemosabe Records label at Sony Music back in 2011, beginning a years-long relationship between the two companies that generated hits for stars like Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson and Kesha. The news comes »


- Reid Nakamura

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Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Win Auction to Buy Miami Marlins (Report)

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An ownership group led by retired New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter former Florida governor Jeb Bush has won an auction to buy the Miami Marlins, according to reports. Though the sale, which was first reported by Bloomberg, has yet to be confirmed by the ownership group or Major League Baseball, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson states that the team will be bought from New York art dealer Jeff Loria for $1.3 billion, pending league approval. Forbes values the Marlins at $940 million. Also Read: Billy Bush Says He's 'Trying to Get Back on TV' (Video) Other bidders for the Marlins included a group. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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At&T Misses Call on Q1 Revenue, Earnings Meet Expectations

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America’s biggest and oldest telecom company kicked off 2017 with earnings in line with expectations, but investors are still waiting on the line for its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner to go through. At&T reported revenue of $39.4 billion and earnings of 74 cents a share for the three months ended March 31, falling short of the $40.5 billion in revenue, but beating the 72 cents a share in earnings the telecom giant earned in the corresponding period last year. Earnings were in line with analyst estimates of 74 cents a share, while At&T fell short of the $40.5 billion in revenue analysts expected. At&T. »

- Matt Pressberg

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Madonna Doesn’t Approve of Movie About Her Life: ‘Only I Can Tell My Story’

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Madonna has condemned Universal for its planned movie about her life. On Monday, the studio announced it had picked up rights to Elyse Hollander’s script for “Blonde Ambition,” a biopic about the rise of the famed pop star. Hollander’s script was ranked No. 1 on the Blacklist, a list of the best screenplays in Hollywood that have yet to be produced.

Madonna had remained silent on the project until Tuesday, when she took to Instagram to voice her displeasure. “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen, »


- Nigel M. Smith

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Liberal Media Bias Explained? 72 Percent of News Jobs Are in Counties Hillary Clinton Won, Study Finds

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Many Americans feel the media industry suffers from liberal bias and a new Politico study might have determined why, as most working members of the media live in areas that voted for Hillary Clinton. Politico’s Tucker Doherty examined labor statistics and cross-referenced them against voting patterns and Census data. The study was designed to figure out what the American media landscape looks like, and how much it has changed in recent years. The results prove that 72 percent of new jobs in media are in counties that Clinton won on Election Day. When Donald Trump upset Clinton on Election Day, »


- Brian Flood

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Mark Hamill Shouts Out The Joker for Employing So Many Actors

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Mark Hamill gave special recognition to The Joker on Tuesday for employing so many actors over the years: “Shout Out to The Joker for no reason other than a lifetime of villainous mayhem & providing gainful employment for so many actors,” tweeted Hamill. Shout Out to The Joker for no reason other than a lifetime of villainous mayhem & providing gainful employment for so many actors! #Gr8ful pic.twitter.com/PSIGiWEefO — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 25, 2017 The Joker was first introduced 77 years ago today in Batman #1 (April 25, 1940). The comic book villain was created by Batman co-creator Bill Finger (who »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner to Play Pumbaa and Timon in ‘Lion King’ (Exclusive)

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Hakuna matata, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner: The comedy stars are both in final negotiations to join Jon Favreau’s live-action take on “The Lion King,” two individuals familiar with the project told TheWrap. Rogen will voice the role of warthog Pumbaa, and Eichner will tackle meerkat Timon. The characters are responsible for one of the most memorable songs in the original animated film — an upbeat number centered on the Swahili phrase “hakuna matata,” which translates to “no worries.” The roles were originated by Nathan lane Also Read: Inside Disney's Reboot Fever: 14 Animated Classics Set for Live-Action Treatment Representatives »


- Matt Donnelly

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Watch Laura Dern, Naomi Watts and Patricia Arquette Share Their Best David Lynch Stories (Video)

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Part of David Lynch’s allure as a filmmaker is his mystery: His work rarely explains itself, instead challenging the viewer to unpack the images and sounds Lynch conjures. So it’s a special treat to watch four of his actresses give a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into what makes Lynch tick. With Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival just a month away from premiering, W Magazine sat down with four of Lynch’s heroines — Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Patricia Arquette and Hailey Gates — to gain insight into the filmmaker. The best takeaway: Dern reveals Lynch’s nicknames for herself, Watts and Arquette. »


- Nigel M. Smith

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Scott Baio Shares Note From Erin Moran’s Husband: ‘It Got So Bad So Fast’

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Erin Moran’s husband Steven Fleischmann shared details about the actress’ final days in an open letter posted on Facebook by her “Happy Days” co-star Scott Baio on Tuesday. Fleischmann wrote that the cancer was first diagnosed last November, after Moran discovered bleeding coming from her tonsils. After a biopsy revealed “squamous cell carcinoma,” Moran immediately began undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatment. “It got so bad so fast. By the middle of February, Erin could no longer speak or eat or drink,” he wrote. “She had a feeding tube implant and I fed her 6 to 8 times a day.” Also Read: Scott Baio Defends Comments About. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Fox News Orders Sensitivity Training for All Employees After O’Reilly Sexual Harassment Scandal

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Just days after Fox News fired its top star Bill O’Reilly over sexual harassment allegations, the network has ordered all of its employees — including contributors and freelancers — to undergo a one-hour sensitivity training session, according to a memo obtained by TheWrap. The memo was sent by the network’s recently hired head of human resources, Kevin Lord, on Tuesday. It urges employees to sign up for the training in person and complete it “as soon as possible.” “It is critical that everyone attends to ensure that we maintain a professional workplace,” Lord goes on to say in the email. »


- Itay Hod

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Is ‘Law & Order: Svu’ Tackling Roger Ailes? (Video)

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NBC’s “Law & Order: Svu” will air an episode on Wednesday night that is very similar to the situation surrounding former Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, when the team goes after a powerful media mogul preying on his employees. Ailes stepped down in disgrace last year when after Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson accused him of sexual harassment. Numerous women have since come forward with similar allegations and Fox News has settled with and apologized to Carlson. The promo for Wednesday’s “Svu” features a television executive with a history of covering up sexual abuse, and a presumed victim saying, »


- Brian Flood

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Mocks Canceled Shows, Wants to Be Vin Scully of Regulation

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai took a swipe at two canceled TV shows during a keynote address Tuesday — and invoked the retirement of Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully to explain his hands-off approach to regulation. After taking the stage at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, Pai joked that he had never given a keynote address there before — and took his out-of-nowhere jab at the canceled shows. “In television terms, it’s kind of like being moved from an early-morning time slot to primetime,” he said. “And with this step up comes added pressure. After all, I don’t want to. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules Is ‘Devastated’ Over Deadly Car Crash

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Former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules has released a statement regarding the deadly car crash he was arrested for Tuesday morning. “Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home,” Soules’ representative said in a statement. “He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers and with Mr. Mosher’s family.” TheWrap has learned that Soules, 35, was taken into custody by the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa after the truck he was driving rear-ended a tractor at »


- Linda Ge

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State Department Cuts Blog Post That Touts Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort

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Following criticism over ethical concerns, a State Department website has removed a blog post that trumpets President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The blog post, initially posted on ShareAmerica, a State Department platform used for sharing what it describes as “compelling stories,” detailed the history of Trump’s “Winter White House” ahead of Trump’s April 6 meeting there with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The State Department issued a statement Monday apologizing for “any misperception.” “The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders,” the web page now reads. “We regret any misperception and. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ End of Skywalker Saga, Gets May 2019 Release Date

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Disney announced Tuesday that “Star Wars: Episode IX,” the final installment of the sequel trilogy that began with “The Force Awakens” in 2015, will get a Memorial Day weekend release on May 24, 2019. It will be the only film in the series produced by Disney that will not be released in December. Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”) will direct the film from a script penned by his longtime writing partner, Derek Connolly. Also Read: Disney's Live-Action 'The Lion King' Gets Summer 2019 Release Date Other films currently slated for release that weekend include Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the video game “Minecraft,” and. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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