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The 100: Shannon Kook (Degrassi) Joins Season Five, Optioned for Season Six

The 100: Shannon Kook (Degrassi) Joins Season Five, Optioned for Season Six
Shannon Kook is coming to The CW. Deadline reports the Degrassi star has joined season five of The 100. The drama follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick,
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Dorothy Malone, "Peyton Place" Star and Oscar Winner, Dies at 92

Dorothy Malone,
Dorothy Malone, the matriarch of TV’s Peyton Place who received an Oscar for playing the sex-crazed sister of playboy Robert Stack in the 1956 melodrama Written on the Wind, has died. She was 92.

The big-eyed, dark-haired beauty, who flourished in Hollywood soon after she went platinum blonde in the mid-1950s, died Friday morning in Dallas, her manager, Burt Shapiro, told The Hollywood Reporter. She had been ill for the past few years.

Malone also starred in the biopic Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), playing opposite James Cagney as Lon Chaney’s emotionally charred first wife, and was the moody...
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Black-ish: Season Five Could Have Less of Tracee Ellis Ross

Black-ish: Season Five Could Have Less of Tracee Ellis Ross
Is Tracee Ellis Ross leaving Black-ish? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sitcom star may reduce her screen time on the ABC series if it's renewed for a fifth season. Ross plays Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson on the comedy alongside fellow co-stars Anthony Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Peter Mackenzie, Jeff Meacham, Jenifer Lewis, Deon Cole, and Laurence Fishburne. Read More…
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Joel McHale Announces Netflix’s ‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’ (Video)

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Joel McHale Announces Netflix’s ‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’ (Video)
Joel McHale is here to give you more Joel McHale with a little help from Netflix.

The former “Community” star announced on Friday his new unscripted series, “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale,” will hit the streaming service on Feb. 18. McHale will executive produce the series with “Bridesmaids” and “Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig. The first season will consist of 13 half-hour episodes to be rolled out weekly.

Of course the comedian — who will, obviously, act as host — had to reveal the new series in the most “Joel McHale” way possible.
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Jay-z Will Help CNN Launch ‘The Van Jones Show’

Jay-z Will Help CNN Launch ‘The Van Jones Show’
Van Jones hopes his new CNN show will be a place where both average and above-average Joes feel at home talking about what’s going on in America.

“This is an opportunity to really reflect on where we are and where we are going,” he says of “The Van Jones Show,” which will debut Saturday, January 27, at 7 p.m. on CNN, taped before a live audience. “We will have cultural icons and political leaders on the one hand, but we will also be going out into the country, talking to ordinary people.” Jones intends to use social media, live-crowd interaction and taped segments of visits with people across America to analyze the trends shaping the 2018 and 2020 elections.

But yes, the show will have some glitter, too. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will appear on Jones’ opening effort, ready to talk about activism and some of the themes behind his recent album, “4:44.” The album “is a real social justice
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?

I think we’ve all heard the old adage that sitting too close to the TV could be very bad for you. Back in the 1960’s it might have been a problem since the old, boxy dinosaurs that were what passed for TV’s back then were made with cathode ray tubes that generated the picture. The electrons were fired at a screen covered in layers of phosphorus and a layer of lead so as to avoid firing the harmful radiation that was emitted from the Crt directly towards anyone. Unfortunately there was a faulty batch of TV’s that had a radiation

Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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The Celebrities Who Have Narrated “Thomas and Friends”

However you feel about Thomas and Friends, the show has gained a lot of popularity over the years and has drawn a few celebrities to the role of narrator that you might not have expected. Some people might find the show a little creepy or even unexpectedly dark at times but despite that it’s still been seen as one of the favorite kid shows that is thoroughly enjoyed by many toddlers and older children. The names of those who have done the narration though isn’t so much surprising as it is kind of impressive. Thinking that a kid’s show can

The Celebrities Who Have Narrated “Thomas and Friends”
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Demoralizing Documentary About Amazon’s Recruiting Of Retired Seniors As Seasonal Workers

It’s demoralizing in a sense that Amazon would hire retired seniors as seasonal workers since it means that they’re temp workers more or less. They’re asked to come in, do the work they’re asked during peak season, after which they’ll be expected to leave. The real demoralizing part is that these people that are part of the campforce, an idea started in 2008, are almost all elderly folks that are older and not as capable to work long hours and lift, bend, stretch, and work as hard as a younger person. Some of these people simply can’t do the work

Demoralizing Documentary About Amazon’s Recruiting Of Retired Seniors As Seasonal Workers
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There’s No Reason There Can’t Be Good Video Game Movies

When it comes to video game movies there’s no reason why there can’t be any good ones out there. This could be the source of a huge argument between fans, gamers, and those that just did or didn’t think the movies were worth much, but the fact remains that the box office numbers don’t lie. A lot of video game movies have tanked, while some have kept going and going largely because of their star power rather than because they’ve kept true to their premise. Some fans have been increasingly irked at the movies that have taken their source

There’s No Reason There Can’t Be Good Video Game Movies
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Matchstick Men”

Matchstick Men is a giant game of who’s-conning-who that eventually ends up in a twist that you likely never saw coming. Roy is a professional con man with Tourettes Syndrome and Compulsive Obsessive Disorder and even a hint of agoraphobia to add to it. He’s a mess inside but at least on the outside he can keep it cool, most of the time. When he learns he has a daughter however his phobias start go away somehow. Yet when his partner and protege, Frank, and his ‘daughter’ scam him for all that he has he eventually gets out of the

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Matchstick Men
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‘High Maintenance’ Season 2 Review: Don’t Be Clouded By the Smoke Surrounding TV’s Most Human Show

‘High Maintenance’ Season 2 Review: Don’t Be Clouded By the Smoke Surrounding TV’s Most Human Show
[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “High Maintenance” Season 2, Episode 1, “Globo” follow.]

Near the beginning of “High Maintenance’s” fifth episode of Season 2, “Scromple,” a very unconventional preacher’s sermon includes the phrase “praise the miracle and the mess.” It’s an ethos which does a nice job of summing up the ways in which the HBO series embraces humanity’s best and worst impulses, our flaws and our screw-ups and our moments of grace, and an attitude which coming into 2018 brings with it almost a sense of healing.

Continuing to track the lives of New Yorkers struggling to get by on every level, the show never feels like it’s running away from its central premise, following a bike-riding pot dealer (known as the Guy, played by co-creator Ben Sinclair) servicing Manhattan and the greater New York area. But it has continued to evolve and grow with time, letting each episode build upon the last
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Hitler Apparently Had a Secret Passion for Disney Characters

Who would have known that a person like Adolf Hitler would have had a secret passion for Disney characters? It’s like thinking that Joseph Stalin might have liked watching the old Looney Tunes cartoons. Apparently though Hitler did in fact like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves since it was based on an old German fairy tale. That makes sense I suppose considering that he loved everything German and was a staunch believer in the future and superiority of his country. What’s hard to believe however is that he would go so far as to recreate several drawings in the

Hitler Apparently Had a Secret Passion for Disney Characters
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Michael Wolff To Bill Maher: ‘Fire And Fury’ Has “Incendiary” Unsolved Secret

Could there possibly be anything left unsaid or unreported about Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury? Yes, says the author, and it’s “incendiary.” On that, Wolff and his critics are likely to agree. Wolff, a guest on tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher, told the HBO host that one revelation remains undiscovered in his much-raked-over book about Donald Trump’s first year in the Oval Office, and it’s a juicy one. And, no, he wasn’t talking about Interracial Baby Races, contrary…
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TV News Pundits Plotz As Senate Vote Flops, Signaling Government Shutdown

Senate Republicans failed to win over enough Democrats to reach 60 votes in a last-ditch effort to avoid a government shutdown at midnight Friday. Members of both parties in Congress had raced against time to pass a budget resolution/assign blame before a government shutdown set for midnight Et. Political parties squabbled all day over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (aka Daca), the Wall and Children’s Health Insurance Program. Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense…
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S.H.I.E.L.D. Revealed Dark Truths About the Past... and the Key to a New Future

This Friday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a bit timey-wimey and this recap will accordingly be a bit of a mess, so hopefully y’all actually saw the episode and are just here for the good company and lively commenting.

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Because this week we were made privy to something I honestly had forgotten to consider: the timeline in which Coulson & Co. were not grabbed from the diner and instead lived (…or didn’t) through Earth’s destruction. So, while Coulson, May and Daisy did their darndest to
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The Top Uses of Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” in Movies

There are few artists from the Mo-Town era that brought the steady stream of hits and undeniable soul that you can find when you listen to Stevie Wonder. There were a lot of singles put out throughout the recording career of the artist, and songs like “My Cherie Amour” would echo as one of the greatest love songs of all time. While there were arguably many hits that far surpassed the successes of this song, it managed to work its way onto the soundtrack for many feature films put out by Hollywood. While you might have your own favorite instances

The Top Uses of Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” in Movies
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Five of our Favorite Hula Hooping Scenes in Movies

It’s such a simple invention and yet the Hula Hoop has been around for quite some time, and has even made an appearance in a few movies. It’s managed to outlast other toys that were thought to be more popular and has almost always been one of those go-to items that might not be at the top of the list but is still reliable and almost always there. The Hula Hoop isn’t as easy as it looks however since it relies almost entirely upon the gyrations of the user and the focus that one has to keeping it moving. If

Five of our Favorite Hula Hooping Scenes in Movies
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Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’

Fox has ordered its first pilots of the season — Our People, a single-camera comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran; multi-camera comedy Rel starring Lil Rey Howery and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael; and Mixtape, a musical drama from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran. All three projects come from Fox’s current sister studio 20th Century Fox TV, which is poised to move to Disney once the proposed Disney-21st Century Fox
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Fox Orders Pilots for Lee Daniels Culture-Clash Comedy, Two More

Fox Orders Pilots for Lee Daniels Culture-Clash Comedy, Two More
Lee Daniels is continuing to expand his empire at Fox.

RELATEDClairvoyant Crime Solver, Bellevue Hospital Dramas Get NBC Pilot Orders

The Empire and Star co-creator just scored a pilot order at the network for a new single-camera comedy, TVLine has learned. The culture-clash comedy, tentatively titled Our People, follows an engaged couple — his family’s from Africa, hers is from the Midwest — as they “try to build a normal life together… though nobody can agree what that ‘normal’ means,” per the official description.

Daniels will serve as executive producer on the pilot, which is based on an Israeli format. Vali Chandrasekaran (Modern Family,
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Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order

ABC has kicked off the traditional pilot season with an order to an untitled single-camera comedy from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America's most turbulent decades. ABC recently had a single-camera…
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