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Sean Spicer Criticizes Melissa McCarthy's 'Malicious' 'SNL' Sketches

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Sean Spicer criticized Melissa McCarthy's Saturday Night Live "malicious" portrayal of him in an interview that occurred just hours after the White House press secretary resigned from the role.

"I'm a prankster, I like a good joke. I think when it's funny, it's funny. Sometimes it goes from funny to mean," Spicer told Sean Hannity Friday night.

"I think that there were parts of it that were funny, but there's a lot of it that was over the line. It wasn't funny. It was stupid, or silly, or malicious. »


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John Heard, 'Home Alone' Actor, Dead at 72

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John Heard, the actor who portrayed Kevin McCallister's father in a pair of Home Alone films, has died at the age of 72.

The Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Heard's death, Variety reports. TMZ adds that the actor was found dead in his Palo Alto, California hotel room, just days after Heard underwent minor back surgery, his rep said.

An Obie Award-winning actor before he came to Hollywood, Heard broke out in the late Seventies thanks to his role in ChillyScenes of Winter, which was followed by starring roles in 1980's Heart Beat, »


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Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray to Honor David Letterman With Mark Twain Prize

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Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, Steve Martin and Jimmy Kimmel will be among the artists, comedians and actors on hand to pay tribute to David Letterman when the former Late Show host receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this October.

Sarah Silverman, Martin Short, John Mulaney and Letterman's Late Show band leader Paul Shaffer will also help celebrate the late-night host at the October 22nd ceremony at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The event will be broadcast a month later, November 20th, on PBS.

Vedder's appearance at the »


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'The Walking Dead': Watch Explosive Season Eight Preview

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The Walking Dead previewed its upcoming eighth season at Comic Con Friday with an explosive five-minute reel that hints at the many battles the zombie series has in store.

"We have all kinds of great stuff planned. Our next season … will be very action-packed and very fast-paced. I counted six explosions in the trailer alone," Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman joked at the Comic Con panel.

The five-minute sizzle reel offered a glimpse at all the upcoming confrontations – which seem to focus more on man vs. man battles than zombie »


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Watch Terrifying, Clown-Filled 'American Horror Story: Cult' Teaser

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A horde of creepy clowns implores you to join their clan in the terrifying first teaser for American Horror Story: Cult, the latest chapter in FX's horror anthology series.

The promo features a young woman besieged by a bald, sad-faced, similarly dressed clowns, which calls back to the murderous antagonist of previous season American Horror Story: Freak Show.

During the spooky visuals, a disembodied voice asks the viewers, "Do you ever feel alone? Does it seem like no one understands you? Do some people just make you sick? »


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'Girls Trip' Review: Comedy About Four Besties in Nola Hits All the Right Notes

21 July 2017 6:17 AM, PDT

Call me surprised with a cherry on top. Girls Trip is not what it looks like on the surface – a black-demo take on Rough Night, Scarlett Johansson's recent white–ish-girls-gone-wild romp in Miami which hit a wall of critical apathy and audience indifference. Not this time. In all the ways ScarJo & co.'s film went wrong (the dead male stripper – ugh!), Malcolm D. Lee's comedy goes hilariously right. Starring Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish as former college besties doing the reunion thing in New Orleans, »


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Watch Stephen Colbert Visit 'Trump Pee Pee Tape' Hotel Room in Moscow

21 July 2017 6:16 AM, PDT

Stephen Colbert visited the site of one of the most damning rumors surrounding Donald Trump on Thursday's The Late Show. "It's been an amazing week, the Russia Week here, and this might be my favorite night," Colbert said. "The piece we're showing tonight is really the whole damn reason why we went."

The host praised his own foresight about staging a Russia Week, even when it seemed the whole scandal would eventually blow over. "A big part of that New York Times interview they did with Trump focused on what's called 'the Dossier, »


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See Will Smith, Mystical Creatures in New 'Bright' Trailer

20 July 2017 8:16 PM, PDT

"Everyone's just trying to get along and have a good life," Will Smith's cop character says in a new trailer for Netflix's forthcoming film, Bright. "All of the races are different. Just 'cause they're different doesn't mean anyone's better or worse than anybody."

In the present-day alternate universe where Bright takes place, humans, fairies, orcs, elves and other mystical creatures attempt to peacefully coexist and even work together, such as human character Smith and orc police officer (played by Joel Edgerton) begrudgingly and humorously do in the trailer. And »


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Watch Taraji P. Henson Play an Assassin in 'Proud Mary' Trailer

20 July 2017 11:43 AM, PDT

Taraji P. Henson expands her range to play an assassin in the forthcoming action film Proud Mary. Last year, the actress took home a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on Fox's Empire.

Tina Turner's famous cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary" plays over the trailer, which sees Henson's Mary Goodwin get ready and prepare her weapons for a job. As the classic song revs up, so does the action as she changes up her look and pursues her victims. Danny Glover and How to Get Away With Murder »


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Watch Charlie Sheen Star in Melodramatic '9/11' Trailer

20 July 2017 8:11 AM, PDT

The new trailer for the September 11th film, 9/11, starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg, has surfaced via a Japanese production company. The movie is based on Patrick Carson's stage play, Elevator, and dramatizes actual events adapted from voicemail messages left by victims.

While the narration and text for the new trailer are in Japanese, the clip teases out a plot in which Sheen, a married man on the verge of a divorce, finds himself trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower with four other people. »


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Watch Conan's Goofy 'Wonder Woman' Spoof at Comic-Con

20 July 2017 7:04 AM, PDT

Conan set up shop at Comic-Con this week, and the show celebrated on Wednesday by airing an amusing spoof of the summer blockbuster Wonder Woman. The skit plays as one long joke about Conan's lack of macho male attributes.

The preamble is dispensed with quickly: following the path of Wonder Woman's male star Chris Pine, Conan gets lost flying an antiquated biplane, crash-lands in the ocean and swims ashore on "Themyscira, the hidden island of the Amazons." The Amazon warriors are instantly puzzled by their guest's puny physique and blindingly pale skin. »


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Watch Samantha Bee Dismantle Trump's Suspect Voter Fraud Commission

20 July 2017 7:02 AM, PDT

Samantha Bee scrutinized the people in charge of President Donald Trump's dubious Voter Integrity Commission and their long track records of race-baiting and voter suppression on Full Frontal Wednesday. Trump launched the commission in an effort to root out the millions of people he falsely claims have been voting illegally.

Heading up the Voter Integrity Commission is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whom Bee noted spent his college years writing an anti-divestment thesis under the tutelage of a professor who also advised the white South African apartheid regime. »


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Watch Stephen Colbert Ask Nets Owner How to Be a Russian Billionaire

20 July 2017 6:12 AM, PDT

For day three of "Russia Week" on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert visited Mikhail Prokhorov – the Russian billionaire who owns the Brooklyn Nets – to gain a better understanding of power in a country ruled largely by a small cadre of the uber-rich.

"This is how things work over in Russia: over there, the political system is controlled by wealthy elites who buy influence and pull strings of the government," Colbert explained. "Whereas in America," he deadpanned, "we speak English."

The rest of the segment lacked that political bite. During his time with Prokhorov, »


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'Landline' Review: Indie 1990s Dramedy About Dysfunctional Family Falls Short

20 July 2017 6:05 AM, PDT

Talk about a hard act to follow: Landline brings together the same sublime actress (Jenny Slate) and filmmaker (Gillian Robespierre) who put a sting in the tail of every joke in Obvious Child, their 2014 romcom about abortion. Ok, their movie about a stand-up comedian negotiating the pitfalls of 21st-century romance dug deeper than that pithy description – and the duo's follow-up also offers far more than meets the eye. But there's something missing that’s hard to pin down.

Set long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away – that would »


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See Josh Brolin, Miles Teller Battle Wildfire in 'Only the Brave' Trailer

19 July 2017 7:03 PM, PDT

"It's not about what's standing in front of you, it's about who's standing beside you" the first trailer for Only the Brave states, setting the tone and the premise for the film based on the true story of the elite firefighting crew, the Granite Mountain Hotshots. In 2013, the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott, Az killed 19 of its members.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film features Josh Brolin as the team's leader. Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly also star.

The trailer simultaneously captures the »


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'Game of Thrones' Creators, HBO to Air Alt-History Civil War Series

19 July 2017 5:25 PM, PDT

HBO and Game of Thrones creators/showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are teaming once again for a new series called Confederate.

The forthcoming drama series imagines an alternate outcome for the American Civil War, where the South has successfully seceded from the Union "giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution," according to a statement.

The series details the events that culminate in the Third American Civil War and will feature characters from opposing sides of a Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone, »


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'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Review: Luc Besson Makes a Sci-Fi Mess

19 July 2017 8:55 AM, PDT

Confession: There are times when I've been loyally in Luc Besson's corner – the visual splendor of Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988) and La Femme Nikita (1990) established him as a master of what the French call Cinéma du Look. And 1994's The Professional – with Jean Reno teaching the assassin's game to a very young Natalie Portman – went deeper, blending style with a nurturing sense of humanity. Plus, there's a lot to be said in favor of both his sci-fi extravaganza The Fifth Element (1997) and last year's next-level ScarJo-evolution whatsit Lucy. »


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'Mad Men' at 10: Why This Landmark TV Show Is Still a Golden-Age Standout

19 July 2017 8:46 AM, PDT

"What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons." With these tender words, Don Draper talked himself into the heart of his new client Rachel Mencken, and into TV history. The first episode of Mad Men aired 10 years ago today, on July 19th, 2007, introducing the world to a rogue's gallery of glamorously twisted con artists. Jon Hamm as Don, the Korean War deserter who steals a dead officer's dogtags and invents himself a new life as a Madison Avenue advertising genius. John Slattery as Roger Sterling, »


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Watch Caitlyn Jenner on Meeting Steven Tyler, O.J.'s Trial on 'Kimmel'

19 July 2017 8:46 AM, PDT

On Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Olympian Caitlyn Jenner relayed her excitement after just having met Steven Tyler at a Starkey Hearing Foundation gala in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The reality star said Aerosmith's 1987 hit "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" was her secret anthem for a difficult six-year stretch in the Eighties. 

Jenner said when she met Tyler backstage, she told him, "I have had some really, really tough times in my life. Every once in awhile I'd get dressed, go sneak out in the dark and drive around – and I always used to take your song, »


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Merman Love Highlights Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' Trailer

19 July 2017 8:41 AM, PDT

Director Guillermo del Toro has unveiled the trailer for his upcoming film The Shape of Water, an imaginative and offbeat love story between a mute woman and a sea creature.

Sally Hawkins plays the morose woman hired to clean up a Cold War-era government laboratory, where she encounters the merman-like monster. Michael Shannon plays a mad scientist who torments the creature through hellish experiments, and as the trailer shows, Hawkins' Elisa attempts to free the intelligent monster from its captors before it's dissected.

Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Jenkins »


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