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Saturday Night Live Recap: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is SNL Viagra

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After a restful three-week absence, the cast and crew of SNL returned with plenty of new ground to cover — #racetogether, The Jinx — and a dependable fourth-time host at the helm. Over the past 14 years, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has proven himself to be a comedic performer all along. The resulting episode was a supercharged mixed bag of bangers and curios, notable for its weirdly overt and overtly weird sexuality. In one night, Kenan Thompson played both a dinner date constantly asked by multiple people whether he has a boner, and a TV chef who's also a convicted sex offender. Meanwhile, another sketch ended with The Rock and Pete Davidson in a vertical 69 and Kate McKinnon being carried away by jungle natives. Yowza. Through it all, the host delivered every line with gusto, turning even so-so sketches into gems. During the monologue, Johnson notes that he is »


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‘SNL': Dwayne Johnson Spoofs Disney Remakes With Action-Packed ‘Bambi’

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

Love Disney remakes and Dwayne Johnson action pics? Then Johnson’s new project is probably for you.

Saturday Night Live” took aim at Disney live-action remakes, like the recent “Cinderella” and “Maleficent,” with Johnson starring in an action-packed “Bambi” sketch this weekend. The guest host donned a deer suit to play a new gun-slinging, cigar-smoking version of the titular woodland creature.

Johnson’s “Furious 7″ co-stars are also apparently in the movie, with Taran Killam starring as Vin Diesel as Thumper, Cecily Strong playing Michelle Rodriguez and Jay Pharoah imitating Tyrese Gibson. The group sets out on a revenge mission against the murderers of Bambi’s mother.

When I was a boy, they took away my mother,” says Johnson in the clip. “Now it’s time for them to pay… deer-ly.”

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What Really Happened to 'Serena,' Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

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Back in 2012, after Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence co-starred in David O. Russell's Oscar-winning "Silver Linings Playbook" and before its follow-up "American Hustle," the duo shot period drama "Serena," which was once going to star Angelina Jolie with director Darren Aronofsky. Lawrence recommended Cooper and talked him into joining her on the project.  Oscar-winning Danish auteur Susanne Bier ("A Better World") took the helm for producers Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's 2929 Productions, and has been delayed trying to finish it. Based on Ron Rash's 2008 novel, the film is set in 1929 North Carolina and follows George and Serena Pemberton, ambitious newlyweds with their hearts set on a timber empire. They become obsessed with success, and their lives take a Shakespearean turn when Serena finds that she can't get pregnant and tries to harm her husband's illegitimate son. Why the delays? "Once it finished shooting we've »


- Anne Thompson

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Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Stage and Film Director, Dies at 93

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Gene Saks, a director who earned three Tony Awards and frequently collaborated with Neil Simon, has died. He was 93. Saks died March 28 following a bout with pneumonia, his wife, Keren, said, according to the New York Times.  Saks had a long-standing professional relationship with Simon and directed many of his plays, including Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) and Biloxi Blues (1985). Both projects earned Saks a Tony for directing, as did the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical I Love My Wife (1977). Read More Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 Other Simon plays staged by Saks include Broadway Bound (1986), Rumors

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Could Sawyer Fredericks be the runaway winner for 'The Voice' this season?

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

With thousands of people voting in our poll this weekend, your overwhelming prediction to win "The Voice" this season is Sawyer Fredericks. He is far out front of the other 12 contestants with 43.19% of the vote. Do you think he will triumph for this eighth season? -Break- We asked about these 13 artists because we already know they are moving on to the live rounds for the NBC reality program on Monday, April 6. The other seven contenders to round out a 20-person field will be decided in the final knockout round this Monday, March 30. Coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams have chosen these performers to be their featured artists going forward. Shelton has really been on a roll, prevailing for four of the first four seasons. Levine has won twice himself, but Aguilera and Williams have never had winners before. Related: Who was best in Monday's 'The Voice' knockout battles? »


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Arthouse Audit: Baumbach's 'While We're Young' Clicks with Smart Set

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Noah Baumbach's most commercial entry to date "While We We're Young" (A24) opened even better than Radius/TWC's horror breakout "It Follows" (which expanded this weekend to 1,218 theaters and fifth place in the Top Ten) with an impressive $60,000 per screen average in four theaters. The other openings show a wide range of films with lesser grosses, with Sony Pictures Classics' Oscar-nominated bio-doc "The Salt of the Earth" the best of the rest of the core specialized fare. Films with estimated grosses were obtained from reliable outside sources and not from distributors. Opening "While We're Young" (A24) - Criticwire: B+ ; Metacritic: 77; Festivals include: Toronto, New York 2014 $242,152 in 4 theaters; PSA (per screen average): $60,538 Noah Baumbach's films are no strangers to the $30,000+ opening weekend PSAs. His previous four in the last decade have all attained that, led by "Margot at the Wedding" with $40,500 »


- Tom Brueggemann

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'Killing Jesus' star Haaz Sleiman talks crucifixion, spirituality and pressure

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[Read my more exhaustive "Killing Jesus" set report here.] Ouarzazate, Morocco. It's late October in central Morocco and Haaz Sleiman is worried about crucifixion. Because context is important, it should be noted that Sleiman is sitting in a tent on the set of National Geographic's "Killing Jesus" and he's playing Jesus. We're deep into production on the adaptation of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard book, but director Christopher Menaul has saved perhaps the hardest scene for late in the shoot. "It's a messed up way to die," Sleiman reflects. "It's probably the most gruesome awful way to die and comparing to any other kind of torture it's like the ultimate because it's also humiliating. They have you walking naked and dragging the beam.  I mean the thought of me as Haaz walking with a beam naked, nothing... It would mortified me.  I mean I would be terrified.  So imagine someone actually really had to go through that. »


- Daniel Fienberg

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3 great Emmy longshots to bet on: 'Jane the Virgin,' 'Black-ish' and ...

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Hey, Derbyites: Do you want to do better in your Emmy predictions this year and win our $1,000 grand prize? Then I urge you to re-consider three potential Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Series as you go about making or updating your predictions: "The Last Man on Earth, "Jane the Virgin" and "Black-ish." -Break- These three series currently all have lowly 100/1 combined odds at Gold Derby, which means you'll earn more points if you predict them and end up being correct. Don't forget, if there's a tie amongst users for the highest prediction accuracy, the tie-breaker will be determined by the person who has the most points. That's where it becomes advantageous to place your 500 and 200 point bets on categories where you're predicting longshots to be nominated. Emmys Mvp: Kristen Schaal is secret weapon in success of 'The Last Man on Earth' Due to a new Emmy rule, there »


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The Future King of England Gets Into Scary Car Accident—See The Royals Clip!

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

Uh-oh. On tonight's brand new episode of The Royals, Prince Liam gets into a huge car wreck after his ex-girlfriend Gemma gets a little...well, distracted while driving.  In the above sneak peek, Gemma gets a little too flirty and ends up crashing her car into a telephone booth, leaving her bloody and her car wrecked!  Now, that's not how the future King of England should be behaving... Watch the clip to see how Prince Liam reacts and who discovers him in this sticky situation!   Tune-in tonight for a brand new episode of The Royals at 10/9c on E! Follow The Royals on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates! »

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Will Smith Kisses Jada Pinkett Smith (and Touches her Butt) at Black Girls Rock!, Talks Marriage Rumor—See Pics!

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

When it comes to debunking negative relationship rumors, often actions speak louder than words... With his hand resting firmly on her butt, Will Smith shared a searing kiss with wife and award recipient Jada Pinkett Smith onstage at Bet's 2015 Black Girls Rock! show on Saturday, drawing cheers from the audience. The 46-year-old actor, who has showcased Pda with the actress at celebrity events before, gave Jada a touching tribute before presenting her with the Star Power Award and addressed past rumors about alleged marital issues between them, which have sprung up several times over the years and which they had always denied. Will said that last year, as the two lay in bed one morning, he received a »


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Alex Gibney on Going Clear's Archival Scientology Footage, Using Drones, and Why More People Need to Speak Out Against the Church

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Alex Gibney’s two-hour-long exploration of Scientology, Going Clear, premieres tonight on HBO. Based on Lawrence Wright's book by the same name, Gibney’s speaks with former leaders and defectors of the Church for the documentary, which gives the unacquainted a primer on the organization and its creator, L. Ron Hubbard, and chronicles its alleged abuses against its members. Gibney spoke with John Horn of Southern California Public Radio's arts and entertainment show “The Frame” about where he found footage of Scientology rallies, protecting his material from meddlers, and why more people need to speak out against the Church. (Listen to part of this interview below, and subscribe to “The Frame” at iTunes or Stitcher.)I want to ask about the archival footage that you found. There’s a lot of footage of David Miscavige at what looked to be—I think, to a lay person—they looked like a sales meeting at Herbalife. »


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Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93

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Stage and screen director Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon plays on Broadway and won Tonys for the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical “I Love My Wife” plus Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues,” died Saturday, according to the New York Times. He was 93.

His wife, Keren, told the New York Times that he died from pneumonia in his East Hampton, N.Y. home.

Saks did not direct many feature films, but those he did included Simon adaptations “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” He also helmed 1974’s “Mame,” which he had previously directed on Broadway to a best musical Tony and a directing nomination for him (both the stage and screen versions of “Mame” co-starred Saks’ then-wife Bea Arthur). In “Cactus Flower,” he directed Goldie Hawn to an Oscar for supporting actress.

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Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93

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Stage and screen director Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon plays on Broadway and won Tonys for the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical “I Love My Wife” plus Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues,” died Saturday, according to the New York Times. He was 93.

His wife, Keren, told the New York Times that he died from pneumonia in his East Hampton, N.Y. home.

Saks did not direct many feature films, but those he did included Simon adaptations “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” He also helmed 1974’s “Mame,” which he had previously directed on Broadway to a best musical Tony and a directing nomination for him (both the stage and screen versions of “Mame” co-starred Saks’ then-wife Bea Arthur). In “Cactus Flower,” he directed Goldie Hawn to an Oscar for supporting actress.

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Tom Hardy in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Teaser: ‘Everybody’s Gone Out of Their Minds’ (Video)

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Warner Bros. has posted a new teaser for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the apocalyptic thriller starring Tom Hardy. The studio got a lot of bang for its 15 seconds with the video, which zoomed to the top 10 of Facebook trends on Sunday. The action adventure from director George Miller co-stars Charlize TheronNicholas Hoult and Zoë Kravitz and hits theaters on May 15. »


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Hugh Jackman Breaks Out Wolverine Claws, Teases "One Last Time"—See the Photo!

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Hugh Jackman's ready to extract his Wolverine claws on screen again...for the final time. The 46-year-old Australian actor posted on his Instagram page on Saturday a photo of himself sporting his X-Men mutant's razor-sharp blades on one hand. "Wolverine ...One Last Time. Hj," he wrote. The actor is likely referring to an upcoming sequel to Marvel's standalone Wolverine films. The most recent, The Wolverine, was released in 2013. The new film, which is still untitled, is set to hit theaters on March 3, 2017. When asked about playing the character again, Jackman told E! News last month, "I just figure it's a question of age. As long as I can get the claws up »


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Khloé Kardashian Has Been Trying to Call Lamar Odom "Forever" But Can't Find Him—See the Kuwtk Clip!

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Khloé Kardashian seriously has such a big heart. In the above sneak peek to tonight's brand new Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris Jenner asks Khloé if she can have Lamar Odom's phone number to wish him a happy birthday.  "His phone is off. It's been off for, um, about a month." She goes on, "I've been trying to call him forever."    Kris admits she really wanted to wish him a happy birthday to which Khloe replies, "I can't help you there mom if I can't find him."  Watch the above sneak peek and tune-in for the brand new episode tonight to see more drama from your favorite family! Tune-in »


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‘Top Gear’ Fallout: BBC Director-General Receives Death Threats After Jeremy Clarkson Firing

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Days after “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson was fired, BBC Director-General Tony Hall has received death threats, according to authorities in London. “Police in Westminster are investigating an allegation of threats to kill,” Metropolitan Police told CNN in a statement Sunday. The threats against Hall started shorty after he made the decision to drop Clarkson from “Top Gear,” one of the most popular television shows in the world. On Wednesday, The BBC announced that it wouldn’t be renewing Clarkson’s contract following an investigation into his “fracas” with producer Oison Tymon. Also Read: ‘Top Gear’ Host Jeremy Clarkson »


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Watch George Ezra Bring the Folk to 'SNL'

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British singer George Ezra made his biggest U.S. television appearance to date as the rising folk star performed a pair of his hit singles during the Rock-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. Ezra, whose Wanted on Voyage is already a Number One album in the U.K., seemed genuinely delighted to deliver pitch-perfect renditions of "Budapest" and "Blame It On Me" to an audience of millions in his SNL debut.

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Dwayne Johnson Hosts SNL, Hulks Out as "The Rock Obama," Sings and Plays Bambi—Watch 3 Highlights!

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When you hear Dwayne Johnson is going to host Saturday Night Live for the fourth time, you know it's going to be a smashing good time! The 42-year-old actor and WWE legend showcased his badassness in several sketches, including one that saw him play, um, Bambi. No really. Johnson hosted the episode days before the April 3 release of Furious, in which he reprises his role as Hobbs. The musical guest was George Ezra, who performed his songs "Budapest" and "Blame it on Me." Check out five highlights from the episode: 1. "The Rock Obama" Jay Pharoah reprises his role as President Barack Obama in a sketch that depicts a tense meeting in »


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Kids' Choice Awards 2015: Iggy Azalea Begged Producers to Get Slimed

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The screams were loud and the slime was falling at Saturday night's 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Nick Jonas and held at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Winners included Disney show Austin & Ally, Modern Family, Emma Stone and Angelina Jolie, who gave an inspired speech about daring to be different after accepting her award.  Before the show, celebrities were cheerful on Nickelodeon's orange carpet, despite the heat. Iggy Azalea, whose duet with Jennifer Hudson was one of the show's three performances, talked about what to expect on the carpet. "This is a set," she told

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- Liz Isenberg

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