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Former Stanford Student Brock Turner Set to Be Released From Jail Friday

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Former Stanford University student Brock Turner is scheduled to be released from prison on Friday after serving three months for sexual assault. The 21-year-old was sentenced to jail for six months but served only three, as his sentence was cut in half for good behavior, the Sf Gate reported. Turner was convicted of three felony counts for sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman in 2015 at a fraternity party, and his case sparked outrage in January when Judge Aaron Persky handed down what many believed to be an extremely light sentence considering the severity of the crime. Also Read: Stanford »


- Debbie Emery

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Emmy Quickie: ‘Shameless’ Stunt Coordinator on How ‘Everybody Likes Getting Naked on This Show’ (Exclusive Video)

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Showtime’s “Shameless” can frequently be a rough show, with characters who take physical swipes at each other almost as frequently as they do verbal ones. The man behind the comedy’s many kerfuffles is Emmy-nominated stunt coordinator Eddie Perez, the first Hispanic nominee in the category’s history. But Perez said the history-making job took some getting used to at first. Also Read: 'Shameless' Star Steve Kazee Says Gus 'Got a Really Raw Deal' (Video) “Everybody likes getting naked on this show,” Perez told TheWrap in a recent interview. He recalled how surprised he would be »


- Reid Nakamura

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Zac Efron’s ‘Baywatch’ Character Is Basically Ryan Lochte (Exclusive)

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(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you don’t want to know who Zac Efron plays in next summer’s “Baywatch.”) Did Paramount’s big-screen “Baywatch” reboot presciently anticipate the Ryan Lochte scandal? According to an individual with knowledge of the production, Zac Efron‘s character, Matt Brody, is a former U.S. Olympic swimmer, two-time gold medalist and world record holder who becomes embroiled in controversy after committing a crime. To rehab his public image and satisfy the community service portion of his sentence, he joins the lifeguard squad — where his presence rankles the head lifeguard played by Dwayne Johnson. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Read Gene Wilder’s Heartbreaking Essay About Wife Gilda Radner’s Death

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Gene Wilder’s final theatrical movie role came in 1991, but the end of his career on the big screen coincided with the start of another project he was passionate about: promoting cancer awareness. No where was his passion for fighting cancer more apparent than in his 1991 guest column for People Magazine, in which he spoke openly and honestly about the death of his third wife, “Saturday Night Live” star Gilda Radner, from ovarian cancer in 1989. In the column, which you can read here, Wilder goes into detail about the pain and suffering Radner went through before and after she »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Emmy Quickie: What Would Make the ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Choreographer ‘Do a Full-Body Jig’ (Exclusive Video)

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The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” earned an Emmy nomination for its choreography, and the show’s dance master is looking forward to actually getting to celebrate if she wins the award. “I would do a little dance,” Kathryn Burns recently told TheWrap of how she would react to winning. “When I was nominated, I just had surgery and I could only finger-wave, I couldn’t even laugh. I’m fine, I’m totally fine, it was only minor surgery, but I think I would do a full-body jig.” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” follows Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a New York City »


- Linda Ge

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2016 Student Academy Award Winners List Is Full of New Schools, More Geographically Diverse

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The Academy revealed the 17 winners of its 43rd Student Academy Awards Tuesday, and unlike last year, when California schools accounted for eight of the 11 U.S. winners, this year’s crop is much more geographically diverse. California still led with five winners — two from Chapman University and one each from USC, Uc Berkeley and the American Film Institute — but Illinois’ DePaul University, Michigan State University and Iowa’s Maharishi University of Management were also represented for the first time. Germany dominated the foreign film categories, taking three of the five honoree slots, with the Polish National Film, Television and Theater School also making. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Beyonce Ripped by Rudy Giuliani: ‘I Saved More Black Lives’ Than Her (Video)

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Former New York mayor Giuliani ripped into the “Lemonade” singer on Monday, after Beyonce delivered a police brutality-themed performance at the Video Music Awards on Sunday. During an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” Giuliani declared that he had “saved more black lives” than the singer. “Her dancers were circling around her and one by one, they fell to the ground, and there were red lights underneath them, and that was supposed to symbolize cops killing black individuals,” one host noted during the segment, while asking the former New York mayor’s opinion of it. Also Read: 9 Most Unforgettable Moments at. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Why ‘Warcraft 2’ May Never Play in U.S. Theaters

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Normally, a movie with a $160 million production budget that makes $47 million at the domestic box office doesn’t get a sequel. But June’s “Warcraft” was not a normal movie, and its likely sequel won’t be, either. In fact, it could be the first English-language movie from an American production company that will get a theatrical release in China and not the U.S. And as China’s box office continues to become more significant, “Warcraft 2” — or whatever the next installment is called — could provide a blueprint for other movies to follow. Legendary Entertainment’s fantasy epic based on the “World of Warcraft” video. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Skip Bayless Reveals Why Espn Almost Canceled ‘First Take’

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Skip Bayless is finished with his “First Take” tenure and gone from Espn altogether, but Fox Sports 1’s newest host recently revealed to TheWrap that his old show nearly ended for good long before his departure from the Worldwide Leader in June. Naturally, it was an infamous tussle with a famous football player that nearly brought the whole franchise crashing down. “I loved my 12 years at Espn,” Bayless began his recent reminiscing during a rare interview. “And I loved working with Stephen A. — and trust me, it’s hard to even talk about it, because I miss him.” “But the truth was, »


- Tony Maglio

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Why Gene Wilder Doesn’t Have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Amid the outpouring of grief over the death of Gene Wilder on Monday, one location stayed oddly quiet: the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, where there is no star bearing the name of the late “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” leading man. But that’s not because he doesn’t deserve one. “I so wish he had one,” Ana Martinez, VP of media relations for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the landmark, told TheWrap. “But no one ever submitted the paperwork.” Also Read: Gene Wilder, 'Willy Wonka' and 'Blazing Saddles' Star, Dies at 83 Wilder »


- Itay Hod

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11 Iconic Gene Wilder Scenes: ‘Blazing Saddles’ to ‘See No Evil Hear No Evil’ (Videos)

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Gene Wilder, the actor known for roles in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died at age 83. According to the Associated Press, Wilder died Monday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. According to a statement from Wilder’s nephew, Wilder died as a recording of Ella Fitzgerald singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”-one of his favorite songs-played in the background. He had all but retired from the industry at the time of his death, with his last credited on-screen role coming in a few episodes of “Will & Grace” back in »


- Joe Otterson

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Remembering Gene Wilder’s Best Performance: The Delightful, Devilish Willy Wonka

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“What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?” That’s the sort of getting-to-know-you question that gets lobbed at movie buffs with some regularity, and I always answer without hesitation that it was “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Yes, in the original run. I was 4 in 1971. My gray hairs didn’t just happen. One of the many treats of this wonderfully dark and delightfully bizarre musical is that it occupies a rare space — alongside the 1960s “Batman” TV show and the original Looney Tunes shorts — as entertainment that can be thoroughly enjoyed by children, and then. »

- Alonso Duralde

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Sturgill Simpson Trashes Academy of Country Music Over Merle Haggard Award

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Sturgill Simpson thinks Merle Haggard was a legend. And he’s infuriated that the Academy of Country Music has named an award after him. “In Bloom” singer Simpson savaged the Academy of Country Music on Monday, tearing into the academy for its creation of the Acm Merle Haggard Spirit Award. As Simpson sees it, the academy and the country music industry in general are feeding off of Haggard’s legacy after failing to give the singer his due before his death earlier this year. Also Read: Merle Haggard Predicted His Own Death, Son Says In his lengthy Facebook rant, Simpson recalled an anecdote about Haggard. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Anthony Weiner Scandal: Is Sexting an Addiction?

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It’s easy to laugh at Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal. The former New York Congressman — who resigned in disgrace in 2011 after sending explicit pictures of himself to women he met online — is now bracing for a new wave of late-night TV jokes and snarky tabloid headlines. But mental health experts say Weiner’s self-destructive pattern could be a sign of a much deeper problem, one that’s anything but funny. “It’s an addiction,” Prof. of Global Public Health at New York University, Dr. Perry Halkitis, told TheWrap. “And part of the recovery, whether it’s nicotine, drugs, »


- Itay Hod

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NBC’s ‘Grimm’ to End With Season 6

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The upcoming sixth season of NBC’s “Grimm” will be its last, the network announced Monday. The 13 episode season will premiere Friday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. Leading into the final season, Nick (David Giuntoli) faced a familiar foe in Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). As Mayer of Portland, Renard is poised to bring rise to his own brand of law and order, and Nick must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee). Also Read: 'Grimm' Renewed for Sixth Season at NBC Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) grapple. »


- Linda Ge

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Fox News Fires Back at ‘Opportunist’ Andrea Tantaros in Court Papers

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Fox News and four executives named in a sexual harassment lawsuit that anchor Andrea Tantaros filed on August 22 have shot back in new court papers, in which they seek arbitration and call Tantaros “not a victim” but “an opportunist.” TheWrap has obtained the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration, which Fox News, newly named co-president Bill Shine, Dianne Brandi, Irena Briganti and Suzanne Scott filed in New York state court on Monday. “Over the last few weeks, 21st Century Fox (Fox News’ parent company) has made clear its commitment to providing a safe and dignified workplace at Fox News: by immediately. »


- Brian Flood

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8 Wronged Political Wives, From Hillary Clinton to Huma Abedin (Photos)

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From affairs to sexual assault accusations, the following women had to decide whether to stick by their husbands or not. Hillary Clinton In 1998, reports surfaced that Bill Clinton had an affair with a 22-year-old White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. During a now infamous televised speech, he said that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced she was leaving husband Anthony Weiner, who quit Congress in 2011 when he was caught sending other women sexually explicit messages. New sexting allegations surfaced, which accused Abedin’s husband of sending a brunette “a lurid crotch. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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What You Need To Know About Deathstroke, The Next Batman Villain

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As any DC Comics fan will tell you, one of the greatest strengths of the “Batman” series is the deep and compelling rogues gallery against which the Dark Knight defends Gotham. Now, for Batman’s first solo entry in the DC Cinematic Universe, we will see Bruce Wayne take on Deathstroke, a hired gun who didn’t start out as Batman’s nemesis, but has become one of DC’s most popular villains. Deathstroke was introduced to the DC universe in 1980 as Slade Wilson, a born fighter who lied about his age to join the Army at age 16. He quickly rose through the ranks. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Gene Wilder’s 7 Most Memorable Movies, From ‘Willy Wonka’ to ‘Young Frankenstein’ (Photos)

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Gene Wilder, whose death at age 83 was reported Aug. 29, left behind a memorable body of work in films. According to the Associated Press, Wilder died earlier in the month in Connecticut due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He had all but retired from the industry at the time of his death, with his last credited on-screen role coming in a few episodes of “Will & Grace” back in 2003. He also lent his voice to an episode of “Yo Gabba Gabba” in 2015. “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967) Wilder made his movie debut in this biopic of the legendary criminal lovers. Wilder »


- Scott Collins and Meriah Doty

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Mel Brooks Remembers Gene Wilder: ‘One of the Truly Great Talents of Our Time’

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Actor Gene Wilder, whose death was announced on Monday, was remembered by Mel Brooks as “one of the truly great talents of our time.” “Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship,” Brooks said on Twitter. Wilder starred in a number of Brooks’ films, including “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein.” Also Read: Gene Wilder Remembered by Hollywood as 'One of the Funniest Humans Ever' Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he. »


- Tim Kenneally

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