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‘The Walking Dead': Key Events in the Series So Far (Photos)

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A whole lot has happened and a lot of people have died over the years on “The Walking Dead.” Here are all the key points in the series to catch you up for the rest of Season 8. Warning: Spoilers within! Rick gets shot (Season 1) Before the apocalypse, Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes and his partner and best friend, Shane Walsh, find themselves in a shootout with random criminals. Rick is shot during the encounter and is left in a coma, but the crooks are all killed. Rick wakes up (Season 1) Some time later, Rick awakens from his coma to find the apocalypse. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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‘Zoo’ Canceled by CBS After 3 Seasons

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CBS has canceled the scripted summer series “Zoo” after three seasons, TheWrap has learned. The series, based on the novel by James Patterson, stars James Wolk, Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke as members of a team investigating a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. The series completed its third season last month. “Zoo” was a success for the network when it premiered in 2015, but viewership had declined slightly in Season 3, averaging 2.7 million viewers. Also Read: 'Salvation' Renewed for Season 2 at CBS The news of the cancellation comes after CBS renewed “Salvation,” its only other scripted summer program, »


- Reid Nakamura

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Michael Rapaport Rips Espn Over ‘Barstool Van Talk’ Cancellation: ‘Self Righteous Chumps’

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Michael Rapaport has weighed in on Espn’s quick cancellation of “Barstool Van Talk,” saying that the sports network yanked the show after one episode “to send a message,” calling out what he characterized as the “self righteous chumps” at Espn. Rapaport fired up his Twitter account on Monday, shortly after Espn president John Skipper announced the cancellation. “Espn cancelled @barstoolsports Van Talk to send a message of some sortve Dick Swinging Power.@SarahSpain & them are self righteous chumps,” Rapaport, whose Podcast “I Am Rapaport” is carried by Barstool Sports, wrote, referring to Espn columnist and radio host Sarah Spain, »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Dora The Explorer’ Live-Action Film in Development at Paramount

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Paramount is moving forward on a live-action “Dora The Explorer” film written by “Neighbors” director Nick Stoller, TheWrap has learned. Michael Bay is producing the film through his Platinum Dunes label with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. The movie will reportedly take place several years after the Nick Jr. television series, with Dora, now a teenager, moving to the big city to live with his cousin, Diego. Also Read: Paramount Lands Film Rights to 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Video Game Franchise Stoller’s attachment revives a Paramount project that had been dormant for some time. Plans to bring Dora to the big screen first. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Shocked ‘Madam Secretary’ Fans Have a Ton of Questions After Bebe Neuwirth’s Surprise Exit

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Nadine Tolliver is walking away from the State Department on CBS’ “Madam Secretary,” leading to a lot of questions from the show’s fans. Sunday’s episode of the political drama featured the Chief of Staff — played for four seasons by Bebe Neuwirth — exiting Sec. of State Elizabeth McCord’s (Téa Leoni) team. “So grateful to @CBS for accepting my request to depart @MadamSecretary and writing a beautiful exit for me. #IllmissNadine,” the actress tweeted Sunday. Also Read: Bebe Neuwirth Thanks CBS for Letting Her Leave 'Madam Secretary' The surprising twist led to a slew of shocked responses »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Here’s Why David Fincher Passed on Directing a ‘Star Wars’ Film

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Directing a “plum assignment” like a “Star Wars” film was simply too much for David Fincher. The “Seven” director said on the Empire Film Podcast that he did, at one point, talk to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the possibility of directing a film in the “Star Wars” saga but ultimately decided to pass. “I talked to about that and look, it’s a plum assignment. I don’t know what’s worse: Being George Lucas on the set of the first one where everyone’s going, ‘Alderaan? What the hell is this? Where everyone’s making fun,'” Fincher said. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Joseph Duggar Is ‘Super Excited’ for His First Kiss on Wedding Day (Exclusive Video)

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Joseph Duggar is counting down the minutes until his very first kiss on Monday’s “Counting On.” An exclusive sneak peek at the final episode for the TLC unscripted series’ fall run shows Duggar meeting up with his groomsmen just before walking down the aisle to wed fiancée, Kendra Caldwell. “There’s only about 30 minutes until my first kiss — I am super excited,” Duggar tells the camera. “It’s something that we decided to save for marriage, and it is a very special moment because I don’t think that a whole lot of people are able to say that they’ve done that. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Former Manson Girl Says Charles Manson Seduced Her at Age 14

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Dianne Lake, a former Charles Manson follower, has opened up about being seduced by the murderer as a teenager. In an interview with ABC NewsAmy Robach, Lake said Manson had sex with her “within a few hours” of their first meeting. She was 14 years old at the time, and he was in his thirties. “It seemed very natural and loving and kind of like a game,” Lake, now 64, said. He would start with the hands .. and that would lead into more intimate things.” Also Read: Leslie Van Houten, Charles Manson's Youngest Follower, Granted Parole Lake, who was the youngest. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Features Marvel’s First Bisexual Superhero, Tessa Thompson Says

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Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” features the brand’s first openly-lgbt superhero. Actress Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie in the new film, revealed on Twitter that her character is bisexual. “She’s bi. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her,” Thompson tweeted after a fan complained that early images of the character make her look like “typical sexless marvel tomboy.” “What a joy to play!” the former “Creed” star added. In the pages of the Marvel comic, Valkyrie has long been presented as bisexual and fans were concerned that this aspect of her character might be ignored on the. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Ex-wwe Intercontinental Champion Jeff Jarrett Out as Impact Wrestling Chief Creative Officer

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Jeff Jarrett is strutting away from Impact Wrestling. The 50-year-old industry lifer has been sent packing as the company’s chief creative officer “effective immediately,” the squared-circle promotion said on Monday. Here is the breakup tweet: Impact Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its business relationship with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment Inc., effective immediately. — Impact (@Impactwrestling) October 23, 2017 Jarrett owns Global Force Wrestling, which Impact had actually recently rebranded to from Tna Wrestling. Time to order some new championship belts (again). Also Read: How 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Would Do on His 'Broken Skull Challenge »


- Tony Maglio

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‘World of Tomorrow Episode Two': Watch Teaser to Cult Sci-Fi Short’s Sequel (Video)

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Filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt is an animator who gained internet fame with his wacky and subversive short film “Rejected,” an early viral video back in 2000 way before YouTube was even a thing. His crude, stick figure drawings have come a long way since then, when his 2015 short “World of Tomorrow” won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was eventually nominated for an Oscar. Now he’s made a sequel to that daring, award-winning short, “World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts,” which premiered at last monht’s Fantastic Fest. And today on Twitter, »


- Brian Welk

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Facebook Tests a ‘Pay to Play’ News Feed Model After ‘Explore’ Rollout

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Another news feed on Facebook may make publishers’ lives more difficult in the coming year. After the “Explore” feed rollout a few weeks ago, Facebook has been testing a “pay to play” format in which publishers must pay to keep their content on the regular “News” feed. In Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Bolivia, Guatemala and Cambodia, “all posts by pages are moved from newsfeed to Explore Feed,” Dennikn journalist Filip Struhárik said over the weekend in a Medium post.  A spokesperson for the social networking service told Mashable the company has “no current plans to roll this out globally,” but will test how. »

- Ashley Boucher

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Fox News Fires Bill O’Reilly Accuser’s Brother John Huddy

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Fox News Channel has fired correspondent John Huddy. Huddy, a Jerusalem-based reporter, was also the brother of  Juliet Huddy, a former Fox News analyst who sued Bill O’Reilly. for sexual harassment. “Following a thorough investigation into a physical altercation earlier this month, Fox News made the decision to sever ties with Jerusalem-based correspondent John Huddy,” the network told TheWrap in a statement Monday. “The network’s investigation concluded last week, and due to observation of the Sabbath on Friday, terminated Huddy’s employment this morning.” Also Read: Bill O'Reilly Complains About Sexual Harassment Scandal: 'It's Horrible What I Went Through' Earlier Monday, »


- Jon Levine

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James Comey Proves That, Yes, He Is ‘Reinhold Niebuhr’… on Twitter

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Former FBI director and perennial cause célèbre James Comey finally confirmed that, yes, he is on Twitter. The sixth and most recent tweet of the “Reinhold Niebuhr,” account — long suspected to be him — included an image of Comey in Iowa “Goodbye Iowa,” he wrote. “On the road home. Gotta get back to writing. Will try to tweet in useful ways.” Goodbye Iowa. On the road home. Gotta get back to writing. Will try to tweet in useful ways. pic.twitter.com/DCbu3Yvqt3 – Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 23, 2017 Shortly after the image was posted, Comey friend Benjamin Wittes tweeted out a confirmation. »


- Jon Levine

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Espn Cancels ‘Barstool Van Talk’ After Just 1 Episode

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Last call just came early for “Barstool Van Talk.” Espn has canceled the Barstool Sports show after airing just a single episode of the program — and even that one was only telecast in the highly un-coveted 1 a.m. time slot on ESPN2. That said, the short-lived series itself wasn’t the problem here, Espn brass said — at issue was where it came from. Barstool Sports has come under fire recently for sexist remarks made by the company’s president, David Portnoy, and what many critics see as a generally misogynistic culture. Disney don’t play that. Last week, Espn’s “Morning Countdown” host. »


- Tony Maglio

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Tony Goldwyn Opens Up About Sexual Harassment as an Acting Student (Video)

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Scandal” star Tony Goldwyn says that he was a victim of sexual harassment as a young acting student. “It happened to me as a young guy … my last year of acting school,” Goldwyn said in an interview with “Access Hollywood” last week. “It happened to me by a man and it wasn’t as extended or awful as what Lupita went through, but it was the same thing.” Goldwyn was responding to an op-ed Nyong’o wrote in the New York Times, detailing an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in 2011, in which she said the producer made inappropriate advances on her. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Scott Putesky, Marilyn Manson Guitarist, Dies at 49

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Scott Putesky, guitarist and co-founder of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, has died at the age of 49. Putesky’s other band, Jack Off Jill, confirmed the news on Twitter. “You fought so hard. Peace for you. Heart break for of us,” the band wrote. According to Rolling Stone, Putesky was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer in August 2013. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) Putesky and Brian Warner teamed up under the pseudonyms Daisy Berkowitz and Marilyn Manson in the 1989. Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids released their debut album, “Portrait of an American Family” in 1994. He left the. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Brit Marling Says She Felt ‘Terror’ When Harvey Weinstein Asked Her to Shower With Him

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Brit Marling is the latest in a long and growing list of actresses and other women who say they were sexually harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein. The actress, known for her roles in “Another Earth” and “The East,” said in an Atlantic article that the disgraced movie mogul asked her to shower with him during a 2014 meeting. Marling said her meeting with Weinstein happened after she’d co-written and starred in “Sound of My Voice” and “Another Earth.” “The industry had deemed I was legitimate fresh meat,” she wrote. Also Read: George Clooney, Matt Damon Denounce 'A-hole' Harvey Weinstein: 'It's Beyond. »


- Meriah Doty

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Still Mad About Trump as President? Scream-In Planned for Election Anniversary

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Liberals still suffering rage over the election of Donald Trump as president will have another opportunity to vent their feelings. On Nov. 8, the event “Scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election,” will take place in Boston to mark the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. So far, more than 4,400 people have RSVPed on Facebook, with another 33,000 more making themselves as “interested.” Also Read: Gold Star Widow Breaks Her Silence on Trump Phone Call: 'It Made Me Cry' (Video) 4,400 people have RSVP’d & 33K interested in Boston event to scream at the »


- Jon Levine

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New York Attorney General Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into The Weinstein Company

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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has opened an investigation into the Weinstein Company in the wake of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, he announced Monday. “No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know.” Also Read: 'Hunting Ground' Filmmakers to Make Hollywood Sexual Assault Documentary Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau issued a subpoena seeking company records, including personnel files; hiring, firing and promoting criteria; complaints of sexual harassment — both. »


- Ashley Boucher

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