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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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grown-ish Renewed for Season 2

grown-ish Renewed for Season 2
Good news: Grown-ish‘s Zoey is heading back to school for her sophomore year.

Freeform has renewed the black-ish spinoff for a second season, the network announced on Thursday as part of the inaugural Freefrom Summit in Hollywood. Season 2 will consist of 20 episodes.

The half-hour comedy stars Yara Shahidi, who reprises her black-ish role as Dre and Bow’s entitled teen daughter Zoey, and follows Zoey as she leaves home and adjusts to life as a college freshman at the fictional Cal U. Deon Cole also reprises his black-ish role
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Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ ‘Bold Type’ Season 2

Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ ‘Bold Type’ Season 2
Freeform announced the premiere dates for much of their upcoming slate on Thursday.

Freeform will debut the two-hour premiere of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph as two teenagers from different backgrounds who are linked together through mysterious powers. The show is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC. Joe Pokaski, producer and writer of “Heroes” is the showrunner and executive producer. Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory from ’‘Marvel’s The Defenders” are also executive producers.

The premiere date for new drama “Siren” along with a teaser trailer was also announced. The mermaid series’ first episode will air March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Eline Powell stars as a mysterious girl who brings trouble to a small fishing town. Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) is the showrunner and executive producer. The story is
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Frank Darabont Sues AMC Over ‘Walking Dead’ Again

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Frank Darabont Sues AMC Over ‘Walking Dead’ Again
Former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Frank Darabont has filed another lawsuit against AMC, claiming that an audit has uncovered more money that is owed to him from the hit zombie drama. The new suit, which also lists Creative Artists Agency and Dark Woods Productions as plaintiffs, seeks damages “in an amount to be determined at trial, but in no event less than $10 million.” “Having recently completed an audit of AMC’s accounting records, it is now clear that AMC’s wrongful conduct extends well beyond artificially deflated license fees,” the suit, filed Thursday in New York Supreme Court, reads. “AMC has used...
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‘Will & Grace’: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner & Sara Rue To Reprise Guest Roles

‘Will & Grace’: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner & Sara Rue To Reprise Guest Roles
Some familiar faces are returning to Will & Grace. Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner and Sara Rue will reprise their roles on the current season. Baldwin will return as Malcolm Widmark, Danner as Marilyn Truman (Will’s mom) and Rue as Joyce (Grace’s sister). Mary McCormack and Robert Klein will also guest star. No episode dates have been announced. They join other returning guests Harry Connick Jr., Minnie Driver, Leslie Jordan and Molly Shannon, Bobby Cannavale and Jennifer…
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Party of Five Reboot Is Happening at Freeform

Party of Five Reboot Is Happening at Freeform
Another day, another reboot! Party of Five is the latest series staged to make a TV comeback, as Freeform is set to reboot the the beloved '90s drama, E! News has confirmed. The network has handed a pilot order to the original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, who will be modernizing the drama by tackling immigration. Similar to the original series, the reboot will follow five siblings, the Buendias, who struggle to keep their family together after their parents are deported back to Mexico.  The original Party of Five, which ran from 1994-2000, starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert (and various actors who played the youngest, Owen) as siblings...
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Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie

Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie
The fact that the Karate Kid YouTube series, Cobra-Kai, is going to be faithful to the original is pretty cool. So far I’ve been on the fence about whether or not this series will really be something worth watching. One would almost think that Johnny might have gone on his merry way and done something greater with his life than the Cobra Kai could offer, but apparently that’s not the direction the writers wanted to use. You might have gotten the idea that being choked nearly to death by his sensei would show him that this wasn’t the best course

Karate Kid Based Youtube Series “Cobra Kai” To Be Faithful to the Movie
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Guest Judges Ru-vealed — Plus, Meet the Queens in New Sneak Peek

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Guest Judges Ru-vealed — Plus, Meet the Queens in New Sneak Peek
Sure, Nancy Pelosi can speak… but can she read?

We’ll find out when RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars returns for its third season on Thursday, Jan. 25 (VH1, 8/7c). As Ru-vealed today, the former Speaker of the House is among the 15 celebrities guest-judging the latest crop of queens opposite regular judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.

Other Season 3 guest judges include Vanessa Hudgens (Grease: Live), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kristin Chenoweth (American Gods), designer Marc Jacobs, Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Chris Colfer (Glee), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Adam Lambert (Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
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‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order

‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order
The untitled drama series based on Gabrielle Union’s “Bad Boys” character has been ordered to pilot at NBC.

Union will star as Syd Burnett, her character from “Bad Boys 2.” In the show, she has left the DEA and now has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields. Union will also executive produce in addition to starring.

The project had received a pilot production commitment at the network in October.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
There is now a movie about to be released on the Lifetime channel about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’m not sure whether to move on to the next article or simply say congratulations and leave it at that. On one hand it’s a blessed event that should be given a great deal of respect as people all over the globe that care about the union are overjoyed and giving their well wishes to the happy couple. But on a very different note it sounds more like a chance to glorify a couple that have already been made famous and

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
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Andie MacDowell Joins BBC Three Comedy ‘Cuckoo’

Andie MacDowell Joins BBC Three Comedy ‘Cuckoo’
Exclusive: Four Weddings And A Funeral star Andie MacDowell is the latest high-profile Hollywood actor to join BBC comedy Cuckoo. I hear that MacDowell, who most recently starred in NBC comedy Trial and Error with John Lithgow, is boarding the comedy, which airs on online channel BBC Three, as Ivy. MacDowell becomes the latest U.S. star to feature in the Roughcut Television-produced series following appearances by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Twilight's Taylor…
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Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90

Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90
Veteran actor Peter Wyngarde, who starred as flamboyant investigator Jason King in the iconic 1970s British police series “Department S,” has died. He was 90.

Wyngarde died in a West London hospital, his agent Thomas Bowington told Variety.

“Peter Wyngarde passed away peacefully in his sleep early evening Monday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,” Bowington said, adding that Wyngarde was “one of the most original and truly great actors I’ve ever seen and by far the most exceptional man I have ever met.”

Wyngarde had a long career on stage and screen but is best known as handlebar-mustachioed investigator King. He also appeared in classic series including “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” and “The Prisoner.”

The King character was an author and investigator in “Department S,” and in 1971 was given his own series, “Jason King.” The show was canceled in 1972, but Wyngarde continued to appear on stage and screen in Britain and internationally.

His movie appearances
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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, ‘Truth Seekers’ (Exclusive)

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, ‘Truth Seekers’ (Exclusive)
British film and TV stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost formed indie producer Stolen Picture last year, and with their first movie coming out this year, a TV series in the offing, and a growing development slate, they talked to Variety about their plans to take their inimitable brand of comedy and drama to the big and small screen.

Pegg and Frost are both men in demand. Frost will be seen in “Tomb Raider,” Dwayne Johnson wrestling comedy “Fighting With My Family,” and stars in AMC TV drama “Into the Badlands.” Pegg has a Paramount project in the works, will star alongside Margot Robbie in thriller “Terminal,” and is finishing the delayed “Mission: Impossible 6.”

But now the pair say they are “breaking free of our past commitments” and “eventually everything will be Stolen Picture.” At one time Frost thought he and Pegg would produce only movies, but the world has changed. “In terms of
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Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview
Dylan Farrow detailed her allegations of sexual assault at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, in a lengthy interview with Gayle King that aired on Thursday’s edition of “CBS This Morning.”

Farrow, 32, recounted her story of being touched by Allen, her adoptive father, in August 1992. She also said she experienced other incidents of inappropriate behavior with her father, including him asking her to come into bed with him when he was wearing only underwear. Allen has once again strongly denied the allegations.

Farrow said she decided to give her first TV interview on the alleged assault that occurred when she was 7 because of the groundswell of public support for victims of sexual harassment and abuse. She has called on actors to shun Allen and his films.

“It was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting,” Farrow said of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “Because I have
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The Top Five Denzel Washington Crying Scenes in Movies

Denzel Washington often plays such a strong role in movies that you don’t fully expect him to cry. If he does then it seems like it should be a complete breakdown or just a lonesome tear trailing down his face as he remains stoic for the most part. And to be honest that’s what a lot of his crying scenes are. He doesn’t always blubber like a big baby or even slowly sob or just lose complete control. He’s almost always the type that swings from one extreme to the other, staying silent and letting the tears fall or breaking

The Top Five Denzel Washington Crying Scenes in Movies
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Starz Files FCC Complaint Against Altice USA as Carriage Fight Heads into Week Four

Starz has asked the FCC to intervene in its carriage standoff with Altice USA, urging the commission to order the channels restored on Altice systems because the cable operator violated a rule that requires distributors give customers 30 days notice of big programming changes.

Starz has filed a petition for emergency injunctive relief with the FCC. The complaint details the back-and-forth in negotiations between Starz and Altice that began in September but didn’t heat up until late December. The 17 Starz-Encore channels went dark on Altice systems as of Jan. 1.

Starz maintains that it never told Altice and its Cablevision subsidiary that serves the New York area to yank the channels that are home to such original dramas as “Outlander,” “American Gods,” and “Power.”

“Cablevision was aware of the disclosure requirements, but it wanted to avoid the inevitable outcry from deleting the popular Starz Channels and simply disregarded the Commission’s notice rule,” the complaint
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Days of Our Lives: Murder and Mayhem

Days of Our Lives wouldn’t be your favorite show if they didn’t leave you hanging for a few days on the weekend, right? So this day is going to bring you a shocking murder – and no suspects. Of course we suspect it’s Andre who will die, but it might be a bit premature for that prediction to come true. It might be someone else, and it might not be something we see coming at all, but we do think there is a good chance things will work out for all involved in a very interesting manner. Our current prediction

Days of Our Lives: Murder and Mayhem
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Five Current Shows You’ll Like if You Liked “Breaking Bad”

The 10th anniversary of Breaking Bad is coming up and in honor of missing one of the best shows ever created a lot of people might want to know what to watch now. The idea that any show could even come close to being worthy of mentioning in the same sentence as Breaking Bad is entirely subjective, but some people would vehemently disagree. What you might want to consider however is a story that has a good level of development with characters that don’t need a lot of add-on detail and back story to go with whatever you’ve already learned

Five Current Shows You’ll Like if You Liked “Breaking Bad
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Starz Files Petitions With FCC To Get Network Put Back On Altice Cable Systems

Updated with Altice response. As the Starz-Altice USA carriage dispute drags on, the Lionsgate-owned network has filed two separate petitions with the FCC that aim to force the cable company to restore it on New York-area Optimum systems. The No. 2 premium network has been dark for Optimum’s 4.9 million customers since Jan. 1. The petitions request the FCC to force Altice to restore carriage of Starz, Starz Encore and Movieplex for the 30-day notice period required under…
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