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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Kendrick Audition to Be Stephen Hawking’s New Voice (Video)

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Stephen Hawking is on the market for a new voice after using the same computerized one for over 30 years. Stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Liam Neeson, Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick want in. “Stephen, it’s me, surely it has to be me,” Neeson says in a mock-audition reel, made to celebrate Red Nose Day. “Listen to my voice. It’s deep, it’s sexy, it’s got a tinge of … physics.” Kendrick argues the role should go to her because she’s intelligent (“kind of”) and cool (“kind of”). Other A-listers trying out for the part include Kylie Minogue, Felicity Jones, »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Leah Remini, Kevin James to Reunite on 2-Part Season Finale of ‘Kevin Can Wait’

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Leah Remini and Kevin James are set to reunite for the two-part season finale of CBS’ “Kevin Can Wait.” Fans of “The King of Queens” will have to wait until Monday, May 1 for the former TV husband-and-wife to share the screen again. But viewers should get their investment’s worth: Remini will return the following week, which is the final half-hour of Season 1. In the two-part finale, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife. »


- Tony Maglio

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Univision’s ‘El Chapo’ Drama Series Premiere Date Set

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“El Chapo,” a drama that tells the story of one of the world’s most notorious drug lords, is set to premiere on Sunday April 23 on Univision at 8 p.m. Est, the network announced Friday. Univision has described the series as a “ripped from the headlines drama,” which will chronicle Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s story over three decades. The story will air in three separate cycles. Stage and screen actor Marco de la O (from telenovela “Tanto Amor”), will play El Chapo, Univision announced Friday. Also Read: Mexico Extradites Drug Lord El Chapo to United States “We are thrilled to have Marco take on. »


- Carli Velocci

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‘Liv and Maddie: Cali Style’ Series Finale Sneak Peek – Dove Cameron Says Goodbye (Exclusive Video)

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After four seasons, Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie,” now “Liv and Maddie: Cali Style,” is saying goodbye, and the cast got a bit emotional while discussing the end. In this exclusive clip (above), star Dove Cameron and her co-stars reflect on the four seasons of the Disney Channel sitcom about a pair of twins (both played by Cameron) and their zany family. “Series finales are hard,” star Joey Bragg told TheWrap. “We have been through too much with the audience to be able to do the entire series with all its beloved characters and stories justice in 22 minutes. »


- Linda Ge

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13 Live-Action Disney Movies in the Works Based on Animated Classics After ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Photos)

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Disney will be pumping out live-action versions of their animated classics for a long time time to come. Here’s a list of titles in the works, including the release date of the original. Beauty and the Beast, 1991 The next one up, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and voices like Emma Thompson, hits March 17, 2017. The Lion King, 1994 Favreau transplanted to Disney after proving himself a major player with Marvel’s “Iron Man.” When Bob Iger scooped up at immensely profitable unit, Favreau knocked “Jungle Book ” out of the park for the Mouse itself. Maleficent Adapted from 1959’s “Sleeping. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Heads to Netflix

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Netflix is in negotiations to pick up the Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt,” TheWrap has learned. “Jackass” director Jeff Tremaine is attached to helm the project, based on a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. The project is based on The New York Times bestselling autobiography, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” which was written by Motley Crue members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss. Also Read: Vince Neil Slapped With Lawsuit Over Alleged Attack on Woman The book chronicles the iconic 1980s band’s rise to »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘Into the Badlands’ Sneak Peek: Lydia Confronts Ryder (Exclusive Video)

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Into the Badlands” stages a tense mother-son reunion on Sunday’s episode. In this exclusive clip (above), Lydia (Orla Brady) and Ryder (Oliver Stark) see each other for the first time since the Season 1 finale, when she was cast out of the Badlands by Quinn (Martin Csokas). Though Ryder promises to help her — she is, after all, his mother — the reunion quickly turns confrontational, as Lydia tries to exert some influence over the new Baron, reminding him of the Machiavellian tenets of ruling she’s taught him in the past. Also Read: 'Into the Badlands' Showrunner on Whether Guns Will Ever. »


- Linda Ge

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‘Morning Joe’ Trashes Trump’s Health Care Plan: ‘Obviously Stupid Play’ (Video)

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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough ripped the “stupidity” of the proposed health care reform on Friday, pointing to a poll that shows only 17 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s revised plan. Trump has said that if his revised plan does not get approved, he will move on and Republicans will be stuck with Obamacare. The “Morning Joe” namesake accused President Trump of rushing the plan to get it ready for the seventh anniversary of Obamacare. “It’s preposterous for Donald Trump to think he can just walk in, between honking 18-wheeler horns, pretending like he’s driving on the White House lawn… »


- Brian Flood

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Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn HBO Series ‘Sharp Objects’ Adds Taylor John Smith to Cast

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HBO’s Gillian Flynn adaptation “Sharp Objects” has added Taylor John Smith to the cast. The straight-to-series eight-episode drama centers on reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Eventually, she finds herself identifying with the girls too much. Smith will play John Keene, who has barely slept since the murder of his 13-year-old sister, Natalie Keene. John’s sensitive and temperamental nature raises eyebrows and causes him to become a prime suspect in the murder investigation. Also Read: Gillian Flynn Adaptation 'Sharp Objects' Starring Amy Adams Lands at HBO Patricia Clarkson, »


- Linda Ge

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Discovery Channel Orders ‘House of Cars’ Series for Its Motor Mondays (Exclusive)

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The Discovery Channel has ordered new series “House of Cars,” which will join the network’s Motor Mondays lineup. The reality show, produced by Coolfire Studios, sets out to prove that building cars isn’t just for the pros — it’s for anyone who thinks they have what it takes to test their chops on a big build. At just 29, Nate Boyer has already made his mark restoring and customizing classic American cars as owner of Kultured Customs. But now he’s making his biggest gamble yet — starting a new type of garage like no other, per Discovery. The co-op company is called. »


- Tony Maglio

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Kendrick Lamar Disses ‘Chump’ Trump in New Song, Teases Album Release Date

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Kendrick Lamar is the latest rapper to mock Donald Trump in a new song, calling the President a “chump” in his song, “The Heart Part 4.” “Donald Trump is a chump, know how we feel, punk, tell ‘em that God comin’ and Russia need a replay button, y’all up to somethin.’ Electorial votes look like memorial votes but America’d truth ain’t ignorin’ the votes,” Lamar raps in the song that was dropped late Thursday night. At the end of his new song, Lamar might also be giving fans a hint as to when to expect his new album to drop. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Ratings: CBS’ March Madness Enacts Revenge on ABC’s ‘Tgit’

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Last week, ABC’s “Tgit” lineup held off CBS’ Ncaa Tournament coverage. Last night, not so much. Michigan vs. Oregon and Purdue vs. Kansas catapulted CBS over ABC in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers. The surge is to be expected as March Madness heats up and approaches the Elite 8 round. CBS was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Due to the nature of live sports, fast national numbers for CBS are subject to adjustment. Also Read: Ratings: 'Empire'. »

- Tony Maglio

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‘Justice League': The Flash, Wonder Woman Teasers Drop Ahead of New Trailer (Videos)

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Ahead of the trailer release for “Justice League,” Warner Bros. has released two new teasers featuring Wonder Woman and The Flash. “Wiser United,” reads Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman character teaser, while the caption accompanying the one for The Flash reads “Faster United.” On Thursday, the studio released new footage, including a new team banner, a Batman teaser and an Aquaman teaser and poster ahead of the second trailer release, which is set to debut on Saturday. Also Read: New 'Justice League' Footage, Posters Drop Ahead of Trailer Release The date of trailer No. 2 — March 25, 2017 — is significant as it’s the one-year. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Melissa McCarthy Reveals How She Was Offered the Role of Sean Spicer on ‘SNL’ (Video)

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Melissa McCarthy explained on a recent visit to “Ellen” how she was offered the role of Sean Spicer on “Saturday Night Live.” The episode, which will air on Friday, shows host Ellen DeGeneres talking with both McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone. Considering how much a certain impression has been in the news — and on Spicer’s mind — lately, it had to come up. McCarthy told DeGeneres that Kent Sublette, one of the head writers on “SNL” and an old friend of the couple from their time at the Groundlings, called her up because she was in New York shooting something. »


- Carli Velocci

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HuffPo Columnist Uses Massive Twitter Thread to Lay Out Trump-Russia ‘Mayflower’ Conspiracy

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Twitter is designed to deliver a message in a limited number of characters. A Huffington Post columnist gamed the medium to explain a conspiracy theory related to President Trump’s Russian ties in a series of 40-plus tweets. Columnist and frequent Trump critic Seth Abramson feels that he has evidence to support claims that, “The plot to sell America’s foreign policy for foreign oil and steal an election in the bargain began at the Mayflower Hotel.” He kicked off his tweet storm on Thursday by noting, “Paul Manafort took over the Trump campaign on April 16, just 72 hours before Trump mathematically eliminated his competition. »


- Brian Flood

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Jimmy Fallon, Migos and The Roots Perform ‘Bad and Boujee’ With Office Supplies (Video)

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Jimmy Fallon, Migos and The Roots dressed up like accountants and played “Bad and Boujee” with office supplies on Thursday night. The water cooler jug, scissors, office phone, coffee pots and paper-shredding probably didn’t do the song as much justice as classroom instruments might have — but, hey, “The Tonight Show” tried something new. Plus, with April 15 looming, it is their busy time of year. Of course, had the guys performed it this evening instead, they could have gone in Casual Friday attire. Rookie mistake. Also Read: James Corden Defends Jimmy Fallon Over Soft Trump Interview: Criticism Was 'Really Unfair' Watch the. »


- Tony Maglio

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Emma Thompson Says Trump Once Asked Her Out: ‘I Didn’t Know What to Do’ (Video)

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Beauty and the Beast” star Emma Thompson claims she once was asked out by Donald Trump. “I was doing a film called ‘Primary Colors’ with John Travolta in Hollywood and I was in my trailer and it was on the Universal lot and I had just been divorced,” the actress said during a recent appearance on the Norwegian-Swedish talk show, “Skavlan.” “The phone rings in my trailer which it’s never done before … I lift up the phone, ‘Hi, it’s Donald Trump here!'” she continued. “I said, ‘really? Can I help you?’ and he said, ‘I wondered if »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘Power Rangers’ Morphs to $3.6 Million at Thursday Box Office

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Power Rangers” earned $3.6 million at the Thursday previews, with the Mighty Morphins on track for a $35 million weekend. Heading into the weekend, independent trackers predicted the film will make $35 million in its 3,693 screen opening, while Lionsgate’s predictions were a tad lower, at $30 million to $33 million. Back in 2014, the live-action reboot of another classic kids TV show, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” had a preview gross of $4.6 million and went on to earn $65 million its opening weekend. Last summer’s “Tmnt” sequel “Out of the Shadows” grossed $2 million at the Thursday box office for »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Trump Rips Gop Over Healthcare: ‘Finally Your Chance for a Great Plan’

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President Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to bash House Freedom Caucus Republicans who have not expressed interest in voting to replace Obamacare with Trump’s revised healthcare plan. After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2017 The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2017 Also Read: Inside Press Secretary Sean Spicer's White House Briefing Room: 'There Is No. »


- Brian Flood

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Seth Meyers Shreds Trump for ‘Stealing Bits’ From ‘SNL’ Weekend Update (Video)

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Seth Meyers is mad as hell, and he’s not taking it anymore. The NBC “Late Night” host got all hot under the collar on Thursday over something Donald Trump said during a recent interview. The leader of the free world had become a little defensive while facing political criticism. “I can’t be doing so badly because I’m President and you’re not,” Meyers read the Potus’ line from the news transcript. Also Read: Seth Meyers Shreds Trump's Tough Week of Bad Budget Cuts, Blocked Travel Ban (Video) That zinger rubbed the “Saturday Night Live” alum the wrong way. »


- Tony Maglio

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