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Scots Mock ‘Outlander’ Cookbook for Its American Recipes: Haggis Tacos Anyone?

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The Scots are very proud of their food — and you would think that a cookbook dedicated to the Starz’s hit series “Outlander,” which is set in the Scottish highlands, would celebrate that. But instead, “Outlanders Kitchen,” written by a Canadian chef and food writer Theresa Carle-Sanders, has become a subject of mockery among Scottish locals because it is packed full of American recipes. While there are some Scottish dishes — including tattie scones, cock-a-leekie soup and Forfar bridies (meat pastry) — it has plenty of U.S. specialties such as sweet potato pie, pulled pork, fish tacos, enchiladas and apple pie. »

- Debbie Emery

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‘Slingshot,’ ‘Maman(s)’ and ‘Thunder Road’ Take Prizes at TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival

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Maïmouna Doucouré’s “Maman(s),” the story of an 8-year-old girl in Paris whose father returns home from Senegal to his family with a second wife, won the IMAX Industry Prize at TheWrap’s fifth annual ShortList Film Festival on Wednesday. Jim Cummings’ “Thunder Road” won the second-ever Creators League Prize, presented by PepsiCo, at a ceremony at YouTube Space La in Culver City. In addition, David Hansen’s “Slingshot” picked up the Audience Award by receiving the most votes from viewers visiting the ShortList website since nominations were announced on August 9. Each filmmaker received a $5,000 cash prize. Also Read: ShortList 2016: A French Dad. »


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Viceland’s Low Ratings Aren’t the Problem: Shane Smith Is

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Nearly six months have elapsed since the much-ballyhooed launch of Viceland, the A&E Networks and Vice Media joint linear TV network that was supposed to be a magnet for millennial viewers. One problem: The channel isn’t proving much of a draw for any audience, regardless of age. This is both a bigger and smaller deal than it may seem. The big deal: Vice Media CEO Shane Smith gave a plethora of pre-launch interviews to a number of outlets, explaining why Viceland would succeed where youth-skewing, socially conscious networks like Current TV (and, now, Pivot) had failed. “Twelve months from now we’ll. »


- Oriana Schwindt

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Ryan Lochte Set to Join ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 23 Cast (Report)

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Ryan Lochte was dropped by four major sponsor this week but there’s one corporation that reportedly isn’t shying away from the shamed Olympic swimmer — and that’s ABC. The gold medalist who left Rio in a flood of controversy last week is going to be a contestant on Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars,” according to USA Today, who reports that Lochte locked down a deal with the show before his Olympic scandal. When asked for comment, ABC told TheWrap: “We don’t confirm on casting rumors.” The network is announcing the full cast on Aug. 30 via “Good Morning America »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Gomorrah’ Review: Engrossing Drama Finds New Ways Into the Mob

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Rather than glamorizing or moralizing on its gangster milieu, “Gomorrah” chooses a chilling third option, stoically presenting it as an inescapable reality that ensnares everyone in its path. Based on the acclaimed nonfiction book that inspired 2008’s award-winning film of the same name, this engrossingly entertaining Italian series offers taut, pitiless storytelling that lends its 12-episode first season the brutal efficiency of a mob hitman. Originally airing on Italian television in 2014 — with a second season debuting earlier this year — “Gomorrah” comes to Sundance TV, whose viewers don’t need to be familiar with Roberto Saviano’s book (or the »


- Tim Grierson

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7 Things We Already Know About ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 (Photos)

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Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, says the next batch of “Game of Thrones” episodes is gonna be, like, awesome. “I just finished reading season 7,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’d start preparing yourselves now …. Holy balls.” Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Has Read Season 7 Scripts: 'S-- Gets Real' Season 7 is going to be shorter. David Benioff, the co-showrunner, said earlier this year the season could run as short as 7 episodes – and HBO later confirmed that number. Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Shortened Season 7 Set for Summer 2017 No “Game of Thrones” peeps will be. »


- Scott Collins

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Emmy Quickie: ‘House of Cards’ Star Mahershala Ali Exclusive StudioWrap Portraits (Photos)

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Frank Underwood has a lot of enemies in “House of Cards” — but star Mahershala Ali, who plays Remy Danton on the Netflix hit, thinks a friend will be the one to take down the president. “Like maybe at some point because he’s the one closest to him, my guess would be Stamper,” Ali said of costar Michael Kelly’s character in a recent interview with TheWrap. Ali is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Danton worked for Underwood (Kevin Spacey) both during Frank’s time in congress and later in the White House before striking out on his own. »


- Photographed by William Callan for TheWrap

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‘Empire’ Lawsuit: Child Detainees Claim Filming Kept Them From Getting Schooled

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In what might be the first documented instance of children complaining that they weren’t allowed to go to school, the people behind the series “Empire” have been hit with a class-action lawsuit by a pair of young detainees who claim that the shooting of the series kept them from receiving their education. In the suit, filed in federal court in Illinois on Wednesday, two minors claim that an “Empire” shoot at the Cook Count Juvenile Temporary Detention Center made them feel like bigger prisoners than they already were. The suit, which names 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, »


- Tim Kenneally

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Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston Charm Kids in Hospital as Thor and Loki (Photos)

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Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston proved they are worthy of superhero titles after paying a visit to a children’s hospital in Wednesday. Although they play rivals in the Marvel sequel “Thor: Ragnarok,” the two stars joined forces and came dressed in character as Thor and Loki to chat with sick children at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. The pair were even interviewed by 11-year-old Koen for the hospital’s Juiced TV, a TV show produced by “the kids of the hospital, for the kids of the hospital.” Hemsworth (who is actually Australian) and Hiddleston (who is »


- Rasha Ali

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Julie Plec to Develop New Drama ‘Rise’ at CW

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“Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” executive producer Julie Plec is looking at her next project with The CW. The writer and producer is developing “Rise” with writing team Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux. The drama, from Warner Bros TV and Plec’s My So-Called Company, is set in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, when martial law has been declared, and will follow a disparate group of people who start to uncover that the attack may have been a cover-up. Also Read: CW Sets 'Containment' Premiere, 'Reign,' 'Beauty and the Beast' Returns Fiveash and Stoteraux will »


- Linda Ge

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Regal Settles Lawsuit With Landmark Over DC Theater

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On Wednesday, Regal Cinemas — the largest theater chain in the U.S. — and Mark Cuban‘s Landmark Theatres settled an antitrust suit that Landmark brought, alleging that Regal acted unfairly in working with studios to deny Landmark’s Washington, D.C., theater first-run films. The two exhibitors stipulated to the dismissal of the lawsuit, which Landmark filed in January under the Sherman Antitrust Act. Landmark’s complaint alleged that Regal’s Gallery Place multiplex got blockbusters like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” while Landmark’s newer Atlantic Plumbing theaters did not, because Regal told distributors that giving the films to »


- Matt Pressberg

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Hope Solo Slapped With 6-Month Suspension From Us Soccer

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Hope Solo has plenty of time to think about her controversial actions down in Rio after being handed a lengthy timeout. U.S. Soccer has suspended the Olympic goalkeeper from the U.S. Women’s National Team for six months for “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles,” according to a statement Wednesday. The suspension is in response to Solo’s bitter rant against Sweden’s team after it eliminated the American squad from medals contention during the 2016 Rio Games earlier this month. Also Read: Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony Review: Finally, an End to These Weird Rio Games In the quarterfinal match, »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Captain Marvel’ Director Search: Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria in the Mix

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Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”), Lesli Linka Glatter (“Mad Men,” “Homeland”) and Lorene Scafaria (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) are on the shortlist of candidates to direct Marvel’s first-ever female-led superhero movie “Captain Marvel,” TheWrap has learned. However, insiders caution there are still more names sure to surface before a final decision has been made. Marvel has focused on finding a woman to direct “Captain Marvel,” which will star Oscar winner Brie Larson. Also Read: Brie Larson Confirmed to Play Captain Marvel Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) are writing the screenplay. Larson is »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Emmy Quickie: ‘House of Cards’ Star Mahershala Ali on Who Could Take Down Frank Underwood (Exclusive Video)

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Frank Underwood has a lot of enemies in “House of Cards” — but star Mahershala Ali, who plays Remy Danton on the Netflix hit, thinks a friend will be the one to take down the president. “Like maybe at some point because he’s the one closest to him, my guess would be Stamper,” Ali said of costar Michael Kelly’s character in a recent interview with TheWrap. Ali is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Danton worked for Underwood (Kevin Spacey) both during Frank’s time in congress and later in the White House before striking out on his own. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Here’s How Donald Trump Could Create a Media Empire If His Campaign Fails

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Could Donald Trump start a media empire if his White House bid falls short? Sure, experts say. In fact, he’s already halfway there. The Gop candidate made his bones as a successful reality-tv host. His anti-immigration, America-first political views have connected with a large segment of the U.S. population. His name recognition is unbeatable. And the 70-year-old real estate mogul has spent his career plastering that name everywhere. Also Read: Watch Donald Trump's First TV Ad of General Election (Video) To paraphrase Trump himself, what would he have to lose chasing a media dream? “I can’t »


- Scott Collins and Brian Flood

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Disney Set to Break Market-Share Record

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A ragtag team consisting of the Avengers, a surgeonfish and the Rebel Alliance are teaming up to help Disney claim a bigger share of the annual box-office than any other studio in Hollywood’s modern age. With its string of monster hits — many of them geared toward kids who often turn into fans for life — and a lack of quality competition from many of its competitors, the Mouse House is gobbling up box office cheese at a record pace. As of Aug. 21, Disney had a robust 26.9 percent share of this year’s movie market. It also became the fastest studio »

- Matt Pressberg

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Prince’s Paisley Park to Open for Tours in October

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If you never got an invitation from Prince to drop by his pad in Minnesota, you’ll have your chance to pay a visit soon enough. The late singer’s famous Paisley Park estate will open for public tours in October, Bremer Trust, the special administrator of the musician’s estate, said Wednesday. According to the late “Purple Rain” musician’s sister, Tyka Nelson, Prince was actually making plans to open the estate up to the public before his death in April at age 57. Also Read: Prince Property Sale Gets Go-Ahead From Judge “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided': Who Is the Mysterious Hacker Janus?

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(Some spoilers for “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” and all other main “Deus Ex” games are contained in this post.) Throughout “Deus Ex: Mankind Divide” you’ll hear mentions of a secretive figure named Janus a whole bunch of times. The Illuminati express concerns about him, and he’s actually protagonist Adam Jensen’s boss at the hacktivist organization known as the Juggernaut Collective. Collective member Alex Vega describes him at length — he’s regularly able to dig up info that no one else can, and he’s extremely reclusive. Nobody knows who Janus is or where he’s from, or »


- Phil Owen

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Jon Favreau to Direct First Episode of Seth MacFarlane Fox Comedy Series

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Jon Favreau will direct and executive produce the first episode of Seth MacFarlane‘s new Fox comedy series, TheWrap has learned. The director will then stay on as a consultant, since the project was ordered direct-to-series. The untitled series is set 300 years in the future. It follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Also Read: Disney's 'The Jungle Book' Rules Fandango's Weekend Ticket Sales MacFarlane stars on the show, along with Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J Lee, all playing members of the ship’s crew. The 13-episode, »


- Linda Ge

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Why Leslie Jones Got Targeted for Website Hack

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Leslie Jones has been the repeated target of online harassment but the question remains: Why? Sadly, it appears that the things that make her stand out and be unique are also what causes her to come under attack. “Cyber aggressors target people who are different because they want to reinforce norms of heterosexuality, gender, race, etc.,” Dr. Diane Felmlee, a professor of sociology at Penn State who has studied cyberbullying, told TheWrap. That certainly does seem to fit Jones’ case. Ever since she was cast in the all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters,” the comedian has been defending herself from sexist and racist vitriol online. »


- Joe Otterson

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