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Meet The Daily Show’s New Host

20 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Trevor Noah! You know Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian who only made his first appearance on The Daily Show in December. The rumor had been going around all weekend and was confirmed by Comedy Central this morning. Noah, who speaks six languages, has been doing stand-up internationally for years, and his act tends to focus on issues of race and international relations. His first segment on The Daily Show was about America's perception of Africa, emphasizing that many American cities are in worse shape than African ones, joking, “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa.”This news comes a little less than two months after Jon Stewart's announcement he'd be leaving the show he's been hosting since 1999. For anyone following the story, it seemed Comedy Central didn't have an easy time finding a replacement. John Oliver, the correspondent most prepared to take over, »


- Jesse David Fox

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‘The Walking Dead’ Sequel Teaser Shows Los Angeles as Target of Deadly Virus

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The first teaser for the much-anticipated “Walking Dead” spinoff aired Sunday night, showing Los Angeles as the center of a deadly virus. “Morning Los Angeles, hope you got your flu shot,” the radio host says at the open of the 15-second teaser, alerting La citizens a virus is swirling around 5 states and headed for the City of Angels. A zombie-looking man then appears in a pitch-black tunnel, apparently in L.A. Also Read: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Finale Review: A New Danger Lurks Outside Alexandria’s Walls On Sunday night, the expanded 90-minute fifth season finale of “The Walking Dead” wrapped, »


- Jordan Chariton

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George R.R. Martin Will Sit Out Season 6 of Game of Thrones

30 March 2015 12:46 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

George R.R. Martin revealed on his blog this weekend that he won't be contributing to Game of Thrones' sixth season on HBO. "Writing a season six script would cost me a month's work on Winds [of Winter], and maybe as much as six weeks, and I cannot afford that," he wrote. The author already said he was sitting out season five, which is a bummer, because he usually pens at least one episode per season. But hey, everybody kvetching about the guy's slow writing progress has finally gotten what they've wished for — no distractions. Or so it seems. It sounds like Martin's still juggling half a dozen projects, plus some appearances (which may or may not get canceled).  »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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'Dancing with the Stars' recap: Nastia Liukin and Riker Lynch sizzled, but who fizzled?

1 hour ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Did you get it right and foresee that it would be Nastia Liukin  and Riker Lynch who would earn the night's highest score on "Dancing With the Stars"? It was the second week in a row at the top for gymnast Liukin, but it was singer Lynch's first time in the lead after hovering near the top of the pack for the last two weeks. If you anticipated that result, you should enter our "DWTS" prediction contest. Score the most points each week and win bragging rights and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated on next Monday's show. -Break- 'DWTS' week-two shake-up: Nastia Liukin overtakes Rumer Willis, Chris Soules stumbles Remember that coming out on top doesn't just mean answering the week's questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two »


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Johnny Depp's Injury Continues to Stall Pirates of the Caribbean 5

2 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Johnny Depp's nebulous hand injury from earlier in the month has put production of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on pause for roughly four weeks, THR reports. After suffering an off-set incident in Australia, Depp flew for surgery in the U.S., where he reportedly needed a pin put in his finger. Producers thought their production schedule would only be off by two weeks; however, Fairfax Media reports that the movie's crew said there would be no work for at least another two weeks. Filming should start up again in mid-April, and the release date of the film apparently still hasn't changed ... yet. Get well soon, Captain Jack! »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Halted in Australia, Say Reports

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production of “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” in Australia has been halted due to the hand injury sustained by Johnny Depp earlier this month.

The film’s star departed Australia for the U.S. on March 10 following an injury that happened in Queensland, though not while shooting.

Filming has continued on scenes not involving Depp.

But, on Thursday, some 200 crew were told that they would not be working for the next two weeks, according to multiple Australian media reports.

Production is scheduled to pick up on April 15.

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- Patrick Frater

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‘Furious 7’ Review: Paul Walker Exits, Jason Statham Enters, and You Will Believe a Car Can Fly

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Cars can’t fly! Cars can’t fly!” mutters a panicking Brian (the late Paul Walker) when his pal Dom (Vin Diesel) is about to drive them out the window of a very tall building, but “Furious 7” expends a great deal of its running time asserting that cars can fly, at least in this nuttiest of franchises, where the movies get better the more they ignore both logic and gravity. And if incoming director James Wan (“The Conjuring,” “Saw”) falls the tiniest bit short of what Justin Lin brought to the third, fifth and sixth entries, “Furious 7” nonetheless ranks a very. »


- Alonso Duralde

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Comedy Central Justin Bieber Roast Isn’t Very Well Done

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Given that roasts represent something of a cultural dinosaur, Comedy Central is perhaps to be forgiven for engaging in blatant demographic pandering, as it did by devoting its latest litany of one-liners to Justin Bieber. For Bieber, of course, the showcase represented an opportunity to show off a lighter side given his public-relations woes, while assembling a roster of comics and celebrities seemingly intended to make those viewing at home feel lightheaded even without assistance from mood-altering drugs.

Shaquille O’Neal? Martha Stewart? Ludacris and Snoop Dogg? It was almost enough to make one yearn for the comedy stylings of Jeff Ross.

Kevin Hart served as roastmaster, kicking off the festivities after a taped piece devoted to high- and lowlights from Bieber’s career, including his various legal troubles. And while jokes about Paul Walker were omitted from the broadcast due to issues of taste, the promotional aspect of that »


- Brian Lowry

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Latin Night Heats Up the Competition, See Which Contestant Fizzled

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read if you have not watched Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars”) It was Latin night on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and unfortunately model Charlotte McKinney proved she was better off avoiding spicy food and sticking to burgers. The Carl’s Jr. Super Bowl commercial star became the latest contestant to exit from Season 20 when her rumba failed to fire up the judges. “I really want to stay in the competition but I just have so much going on this week,” the 22-year-old bombshell said, appearing distracted during rehearsals. Her lack of interest showed on Monday, »


- Debbie Emery

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7 Most Outrageous Moments From Justin Bieber’s Comedy Central Roast (Video)

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Justin Bieber was the butt of everyone’s joke on Monday when Comedy Central aired it’s highly-anticipated roast of the “Believe” singer. Kevin Hart, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Chris D’Elia, Hannibal BuressLudacris, Martha Stewart, Shaquille O’Neal and “SNL’s” Pete Davidson were all featured on the show as they took the opportunity to hit Bieber with their best shot. The 21-year-old didn’t miss his chance to fight back, however, blasting them during his rebuttal by saying: “What do you get when you give a teenager $200 million? A bunch of has-beens calling you a lesbian for two hours. »


- Debbie Emery

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TCM Film Fest: Shirley MacLaine Serves Up Barbs and Valentines

4 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Shirley MacLaine is not saving any of her candor for another lifetime. Going rogue in a Q&A with Leonard Maltin at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Sunday as part of the TCM Classic Film Festivals, she dished on directors and costars both sweet and sour, with occasional nods to the “angel on my shoulder” she quite literally believes has guided her through 60 years of near-constant Hollywood greatness. As Maltin noted, MacLaine’s the only survivor of the studio-contract era still playing lead role today in movies as estimable as Bernie. And the actress didn’t shy away from sharing her

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- Chris Willman

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David Lee Roth Injures Nose, Rocks Anyway During Van Halen ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Concert

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth managed to do some damage early on during the band’s Monday night concert on Hollywood Blvd. for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Unfortunately, that damage was to his face. The group had to call an abrupt stop to the first song of their set, “Panama,” when Roth announced that he had injured his nose on his microphone. Also Read: Van Halen Tour Postponement: They Needed a Breather, Source Says “Let me get this taped up,” Roth said, making an apologetic exit from the stage. Oh well; any excuse for an extended Eddie Van Halen guitar solo. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Johnny Depp's Hand Injury Prolongs Delays on 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

4 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Filming on Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is expected resume around April 15 on Australia’s Gold Coast after the production shut down for several weeks following star Johnny Depp’s return to the U.S. for hand surgery. The delay was originally expected to cut into two weeks of filming after producers said there would be a “minimal impact” to the shoot. That break has now extended to at least four weeks after Depp needed a pin inserted in a finger, following an off set accident in early March.  Depp is reprising his role as Captain

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- Pip Bulbeck

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China Box Office: Colin Firth's Charm Helps 'Kingsman' to Regal Performance

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Matthew Vaughn's comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service had a strong opening weekend in China, taking $24.25 million in its opening three days, boosted by a visit by the movie's top spy Colin Firth. Directed, co-produced and co-written by Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass), Kingsman also features Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill and Sofia Boutella. The movie had 116,819 screenings and 4.55 million admissions in its opening three days, according to data from the research group Entgroup. Read More Colin Firth Knocks Out People's Teeth in New 'Kingsman: The

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Sherlock Holmes Is Not Gay, Not Straight: Steven Moffat

5 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There's been plenty of speculation about Sherlock Holmes's sexuality among Sherlock viewers and fan-fiction writers, and recently Benedict Cumberbatch sparked a new round of discussion with a comment he made on Chris Hardwick's Nerdist podcast. "They've got different dress senses, different taste in the sex of their partners," Cumberbatch said, when comparing the Doctor (from Doctor Who) and Sherlock. But Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, who's been working on season four (finally!) of his show, had some thoughts on the matter. "It’s a funny thing when a character for over 100 years has been saying, ‘I don’t do that at all,'" Moffat told EW. "[Sherlock]’s not interested in [sex]. He’s willfully staying away from that to keep his brain pure — a Victorian belief, that. But everyone wants to believe he’s gay. He’s not gay. He’s not straight."In an interview with New York's Jada Yuan last year, »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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17 Jokes We'll Never Forget From the Justin Bieber Roast

5 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Tonight was the big night—some of Hollywood's funniest stars were going to go in on Justin Bieber. And that's exactly what they did (as well as go in on each other!). Kevin Hart, Jeff Ross, Natasha Leggero, Pete Davidson, Martha Stewart, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and even Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) were apart of the pre-taped Comedy Central Roast that aired Monday night, and while they all made us laugh until we actually felt a six-pack forming, they also dished some disses that shocked us. What's comedy without a few oh no they didn't moments? But seriously, they didn't hold back. Unfortunately, we couldn't list all of the funny, harsh, »


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Interview: 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' guest star Edward James Olmos

5 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

No stranger to taking command of a carrier on a sci-fi-tinged show, Edward James Olmos made his debut on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." last week. We still don't know much about the "Battlestar Galactica" star's Agent Gonzalez, other than that he is apparently the head of The Real S.H.I.E.L.D., whatever that actually means. I didn't get many answers in a brief conversation with the "Stand and Deliver" Oscar nominee last week. It was one of those things where a nine minute interview became a 7:30 interview, which was made shorter by the need to repeat several questions due to a problematic phone connection. Still, I learned that Olmos has a long personal history with Marvel comics, which helped the producers woo him even though they couldn't tell him all of the secrets about Agent Gonzalez. Regarding spoilers, the only tidbit »


- Daniel Fienberg

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'The Voice' poll: Who was best in Monday's final knockout battles?'

6 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Monday's final knockout round of "The Voice" determined the remaining seven artists moving on to the live shows. And coach Christina Aguilera held on to her final steal until the last possible dramatic moment. -Break- In that battle for coach Adam Levine, crooner Joshua Davis sang "Arms of a Woman" (Amos Lee) to defeat Lexi Davila, who performed "Anything Could Happen" (Ellie Goulding). After a tough decision, Aguilera welcomed Davila to her team with the last save of the season. Related: Could Sawyer Fredericks be the runaway winner for 'The Voice'? During these knockout rounds the past two weeks, each coach had Nate Ruess (.fun) as an advisor and one steal to save a performer from elimination. In the first two knockout rounds previously, 13 artists had already progressed to the live shows. These seven contestants now join them, bringing the public a top 20 they can now judge at home starting Monday, »


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Vin Diesel, Meet Your Newest Super Fan: Helen Mirren

6 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You might know Helen Mirren from the Red movies or When Harry Met Sally 2 or anything to do with the Queen, but what she really wants to do is co-star in a Fast and Furious movie. "My claim to fame is I always do my own driving — I was on Top Gear, and I did [my lap] in a very good time," she told Yahoo! "I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me. I’ll be in Fast and Furious 8. I have to say Vin Diesel is brilliant. I love Vin Diesel. He’s a great guy, smart — I love him. It’s partly because of him I’d like to be in one, but also the driving." We're pulling for you. »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Review: 'Better Call Saul' - 'Pimento': Shut the door, have a seat

6 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Better Call Saul" coming up just as soon as I leave the gun and take the pimento... "You're not a real lawyer!" -Chuck Among the many amazing aspects of the final scene of "Pimento" — as powerful in its own way as Mike's breakdown at the end of "Five-o" — is that it hit like a ton of bricks even though I had seen most of it coming. The episode doesn't really try to hide Chuck's role in screwing over Jimmy, first letting us see him making a clandestine call on Jimmy's cell phone(*), then making clear that something is up with Howard through his scene with Kim and her scene with Jimmy. And many of you were already speculating last week that it was Chuck, not Howard, who didn't want Jimmy working as an associate in the firm. (In hindsight, maybe Howard really is the good guy he keeps insisting he is? »


- Alan Sepinwall

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