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‘A Star Is Born’: Andrew Dice Clay Tapped to Appear as Lady Gaga’s Dad in Bradley Cooper’s Remake

24 March 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Andrew Dice Clay is in talks to join the cast of “A Star Is Born,” which marks Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. According to Deadline, the comedian will play Lady Gaga’s “very Italian” father in the Warner Bros. remake of William A. Wellman’s 1937 movie.

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The film follows an aspiring singer/actress (Gaga) who falls in love with an aging alcoholic movie star (Cooper). He helps launch her career as he sees his own fade away.

This is the third remake of Wellman’s original film, which starred Federic March and Janet Gaynor. A second version was made in 1954, directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason. In 1976, Barbra Streisand co-starred alongside Kris Kristofferson in a third remake, helmed by Frank Pierson.

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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TV Ratings: March Madness Wreaks Havoc, ‘Little Big Shots’ Gets a Little Less Big

20 March 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

March Madness took over Sunday night television.

Buoyed by a hoops overrun — Kansas’ 90-70 drubbing of Michigan State to head to the Sweet 16 pushed CBS’ schedule back about 35 minutes in the Eastern and Central time zones — CBS was the winner for the night in the 18-49 demographic and total viewers. That 35 minutes of the Ncaa tournament in Sunday primetime (which starts at 7 p.m.) notched a 3.5 in the demo and drew an average audience of 13.18 million in Nielsen’s preliminary fast national numbers. That lead-in boosted “60 Minutes” to a 1.7 demo rating and an average audience of 10.58 million (last week’s installment, which didn’t come out of sports overrun, drew a 1.2 and 9.97 million viewers). “NCIS: Los Angeles” brought in a 1.2 and 8.99 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” drew a 0.8 in the demo and 7.22 million viewers. “Elementary” came in with a 0.6 and 4.37 million viewers.

Little Big Shots” drew a 1.5 demo rating for NBC, down »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Sunday TV Ratings: American Crime, Shades of Blue, The Simpsons, Elementary (Finals)

16 March 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Sunday, March 12, 2017 ratings — New episodes: America's Home Videos, Once Upon a Time, Time After Time, American Crime, 60 Minutes, NCIS: Los Angeles, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, Making History, Family Guy, and The Last Man on Earth. Reruns: Little Big Shots and Bob's Burgers.Note: Ratings were delayed several days by Nielsen due to a power outage at their data centers. As a result, they skipped the fast affiliates and simply released the national final ratings.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV's 15 Best Musical Episodes, Ranked (Plus the One Absolute Worst)

16 March 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Musical episode.” No two words strike fear in the hearts of network executives — and snark in the minds of critics — with greater expedience. But when done right, the result can be a beautiful thing.

VideosThe Flash and Supergirl Get Retro Glam in First Musical Crossover Promo

With two big-ticket musical episodes on the horizon — the Supergirl/Flash crossover airs Tuesday (The CW, 8/7c), while Once Upon a Time‘s song-and-dance hour will air later this season — TVLine decided to take a look back at some of our favorites from days (and shows) gone by.

Before you start whining about your favorites being omitted, »

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Snoop Dogg Points a Gun At ‘F*cking Clown’ Trump in New Music Video — Watch

13 March 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Snoop Dogg has dropped a new music video for his rework of “Lavender,” the single from Canadian group Badbadnotgood, featuring Kaytranada. Dubbed “Lavender (Nightfall Remix),” the concept of the video came from YouTube star Jesse Wellens, who co-directed the clip with James DeFina.

On the video — which was released on Sunday via Wellens’ popular YouTube channel PrankvsPrank — everyone is a clown, except for Snoop. It features actor Michael Rapaport as a father (and a clown), who gets shot by a police officer on his way to work, all as a bystander records the incident. As reported by Billboard, the scene was inspired by the shooting of Philando Castile last July, which was streamed live on Facebook by his girlfriend.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Imagines ‘Independence Day’ in the Trump Era

The video also features a faux box of Snoop Loops, dogs from the “Resident Evil” video games and a »

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Scarlett Johansson on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

12 March 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's often hard to figure out which three Saturday Night Live sketches to include here each week. Last week, coming up with three I felt strongly enough about to even share proved a challenge. This week, the show's comedic cup runneth so over that I was spoiled for choice. I could come up with an alternative list of three sketches that don't appear below that I'd feel perfectly fine defending, and in most weeks would absolutely appear below.

The animal photographer and Olive Garden segments were both extremely funny and featured sharp writing. »

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Buffy Turns 20: 22 Things You Never Knew About Everyone’s Favorite Slayer

10 March 2017 8:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Get ready to feel as old, ’90s kids: Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered 20 years ago today.

The beloved series, which cemented Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s place in pop culture history, continues to serve as a favorite among fans with an affinity for high school dramas and regular vampire showdowns.

It’s hard to imagine a TV landscape without the benefit of the show’s landmark run — creator Joss Whedon and Gellar pushed a strong female lead into a world of supernatural creatures, which proved to be successful for ratings and a groundbreaking precedent for future shows.

In honor of the show’s milestone anniversary, »

- Alex Heigl

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‘Portlandia’: How Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Keep the IFC Comedy Fresh After 7 Seasons

9 March 2017 4:32 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you make seven seasons of a show, change comes with the territory. It’s something that Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, the principals behind IFC’s “Portlandia,” acknowledge fully. But the stars and director also point out that what’s made their extended run possible is their ability to play around with the show’s format.

Read More: ‘Portlandia’ to End in 2018: IFC Renews Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Sketch Comedy for Season 8, But That’s It

“We’ve had the latitude with which to be experimental,” Brownstein said to IndieWire during the Television Critics Association press tour. “To go from something that started out as pretty traditional sketch, in terms of laying the subject matter, and then working with longer narrative forms in Seasons 3, 4, and 5. And then this year we went back to sketch. So there is an elasticity that I think we really relish. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Portlandia’: How Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Keep the IFC Comedy Fresh After 7 Seasons

9 March 2017 4:32 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you make seven seasons of a show, change comes with the territory. It’s something that Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, the principals behind IFC’s “Portlandia,” acknowledge fully. But the stars and director also point out that what’s made their extended run possible is their ability to play around with the show’s format.

Read More: ‘Portlandia’ to End in 2018: IFC Renews Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Sketch Comedy for Season 8, But That’s It

“We’ve had the latitude with which to be experimental,” Brownstein said to IndieWire during the Television Critics Association press tour. “To go from something that started out as pretty traditional sketch, in terms of laying the subject matter, and then working with longer narrative forms in Seasons 3, 4, and 5. And then this year we went back to sketch. So there is an elasticity that I think we really relish. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Simpsons’: Bill Plympton’s Latest Couch Gag Is a Bit ‘Inception’ in its Animation — Watch

9 March 2017 1:53 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Indie animation king Bill Plympton just couldn’t stay away from “The Simpsons.”

The Oscar nominee returns to animate the couch gag for Sunday’s episode, “22 for 30,” which is a spoof of Espn’s acclaimed sports documentary series “30 for 30.”

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Plympton has created a “Simpsons” couch gag gig three times before. The first was for the episode “Beware My Cheating Bart,” in which Homer has a relationship with the couch, which leads to an epic tale of heartbreak and a baby couch. For the episode “Black Eyed, Please,” Plympton paid homage to 1930s gangster chic by imagining the Simpsons clan with weapons, ready to defend their turf. Finally, with “Married to the Blob,” the family sits on the couch as Maggie changes their surrounding using the TV remote control.

Plympton’s latest couch gag begins with squiggly and rudimentary drawings »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Simpsons’: Bill Plympton’s Latest Couch Gag Is a Bit ‘Inception’ in its Animation — Watch

9 March 2017 1:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indie animation king Bill Plympton just couldn’t stay away from “The Simpsons.”

The Oscar nominee returns to animate the couch gag for Sunday’s episode, “22 for 30,” which is a spoof of Espn’s acclaimed sports documentary series “30 for 30.”

Read More: Robot Chicken Creates Couch Gag for ‘The Simpsons’ — Watch

Plympton has created a “Simpsons” couch gag gig three times before. The first was for the episode “Beware My Cheating Bart,” in which Homer has a relationship with the couch, which leads to an epic tale of heartbreak and a baby couch. For the episode “Black Eyed, Please,” Plympton paid homage to 1930s gangster chic by imagining the Simpsons clan with weapons, ready to defend their turf. Finally, with “Married to the Blob,” the family sits on the couch as Maggie changes their surrounding using the TV remote control.

Plympton’s latest couch gag begins with squiggly and rudimentary drawings »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Longtime Voice Actress Russi Taylor on Playing Minnie Mouse and Falling for Mickey in Real Life

9 March 2017 11:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

You may not recognize her walking down the street, but Russi Taylor plays one of the most famous characters in the world.

Taylor has been the voice of Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years, and that’s just a fraction of voice work she’s done in her long career. She’s played Huey, Dewey, and Louie in various Disney projects, Pebbles Flintstone in “The Flintstone Comedy Show,” Pac-Baby in the “Pac-Man” TV series, “Penny Tompkins” in “The Critic,” Baby Gonzo in “Muppet Babies,” and various characters over 17 years on “The Simpsons,” among too many others to count.

She’s currently working on Disney Television Animation’s new series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” which brings together all of Disney’s classic characters: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Pluto. In “Racers,” Minnie and Daisy exemplify female empowerment as they run a business called Happy Helpers. It airs Fridays on the Disney Channel.

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- Terry Flores

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‘I.T.’ Review

9 March 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Jason Barry, Brian F. Mulvey, Martin Hindy, Clare-Hope Ashitey, David McSavage | Written by Dan Kay, William Wisher | Directed by John Moore

When his daughter complains about their home’s dodgy Internet connection, high-flying executive Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) brings in I.T. guy Ed (James Frecheville). Overestimating the breadth of their friendship – by assuming that they have one – the spurned tech guy turns stalker, using his computer skills to infiltrate and attack the family on every level. They’re gonna need a better firewall.

It may have a grizzled, craggy former James Bond as the lead, but this is no Taken riff. In spite of its ultra high-tech trappings, I.T. is a remarkably old-fashioned stalker movie, reminiscent of the likes of Prey, Pacific Heights, One Hour Photo or, um, The Cable Guy. It’s the sort of thing you might see Nicolas Cage »

- Joel Harley

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Adam West Set to Guest Star on NBC's Powerless

8 March 2017 7:18 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

According to Entertainment Weekly, Adam West is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of the DC Comics television show Powerless. Scheduled to play the character Dean West, Chairman of Wayne Industries, he makes his way to Charm City after an attack on Gothan City forces Wayne Industries to make some cut backs to the company. Dean will interact with Van Wayne and Emily Locke, played by Alan Tudyk and Vanessa Hudgens. Adam West had previously been on the show as the narrator for the pilot episode.

Powerless has received mixed reviews since debuting on February 2nd of this year. While I certainly think the premise of the show is interesting and can lead to some good stories with the right group of characters, the show has come off as an Office clone minus the laughs. While some have enjoyed the light hearted aspects of the show, others have criticised the uneven tone, »

- Tim Jousma

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Ratings: Time After Time Opens Low Leading Out of Once Upon a Time Lows; Little Big Shots Dominates Night

6 March 2017 8:22 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Coming off a three-month hiatus, ABC’s Once Upon a Time resumed Season 6 on Sunday night with a hair over 3 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating (and an average reader grade of “B+”), hitting and matching its series lows.

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Leading out of that, Time After Time debuted to 2.6 mil and a 0.7, with its second hour dipping to 2.5 mil/0.6 — at or below what Secrets and Lies and Quantico most recently did in those time slots. Readers gave the series premiere an average grade of “B.”

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‘The Simpsons’ Writer Mike Reiss on the Show Predicting Trump’s Presidency

5 March 2017 8:06 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Multiple Emmy Award-winning U.S. writer and producer Mike Reiss was one of the first members of the original “The Simpsons” writing team in 1989 and still works on the show, now in its 29th series, albeit one day a week. He is currently at the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra event to give a master class on writing and producing animation to aspiring Arab animators. In Doha Reiss spoke to Variety about the global reach of “The Simpsons” and why the show’s alleged predictive aspect is just a fluke.

It’s hard to find a country that doesn’t like “The Simpsons” but the show reaching TV audiences in the Middle East made a bit of a splash. How do you feel about it?  

It boggles my mind. You know, we write it in a little room in L.A. We don’t even think: ‘will they get it in the Valley? Or »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Patrick Stewart Applying for U.S. Citizenship to ‘Fight, Oppose’ Trump

3 March 2017 12:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patrick Stewart is applying for U.S. citizenship in an effort to fight President Trump.

Stewart made the reveal during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday morning after host Joy Behar asked about a tweet Stewart sent Feb. 10. “Had the worst sleep of my life last night,” Stewart tweeted from Washington, D.C. “But I was sleeping less than 300 [yards] from where Donald Trump sleeps. Could there be a connection?”

Had the worst sleep of my life last night. But I was sleeping less than 300 yds from where Donald Trump sleeps. Could there be a connection?

Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) February 10, 2017

Stewart explained to “The View” hosts that he and his wife recently visited friends, whom he described as “Washington insiders,” at the capital to inquire what action they can take in the aftermath of Trump’s election.

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Bruno Dumont, Asghar Farhadi to feature at Qumra talent event in Doha

3 March 2017 4:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producer Michel Merkt, Cohen Media Group’s John Kochman and long-time The Simpsons writer-producer Mike Reiss will also attend.

The Doha Film Institute kicked off the third edition of its bespoke event Qumra on Friday bringing together up and coming film-makers and experienced cinema professionals from across the globe.

A total of 34 Dfi-backed projects from 25 countries at different stages of development are due to attend the six-day event featuring master-classes, screenings seminars and one-on-one sessions.

“Our focus remains to cultivate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, creativity and inspiration, and create a supportive and productive space for your projects to benefit from interactions with some of the most experienced industry professionals,” said commented Dfi CEO Fatma Al-Remaihi who welcomed the guests alongside the event’s artistic director Elia Suleiman.

Prolific Portuguese producer Paulo Branco will kick off the master-classes on Saturday (5), having chosen to screen Wim Wenders’s 1994 Lisbon Story as a work representative of his career.

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New trailer released for Duck Tales reboot starring David Tennant, A-woo-oo!

2 March 2017 12:11 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I have a confession to make: I never really watched Duck Tales. I was too young when it first aired, and by the time I would have been watching Saturday Morning reruns, I was already into adult cartoons like The Simpsons, Beavis And Butt-head, Space Ghost: Coast To Coast, etc. So I never really got the appeal of it. This is all to say that there's a new reboot coming out for Disney Xd, and as... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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In praise of Batman (1966): a postmodern masterpiece

2 March 2017 11:53 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Allison Mar 2, 2017

We salute the original Batman big screen movie, comfortably one of the most enjoyable comic book movies to date...

These days, film audiences are expected to take the cinematic Batman very seriously. He’s no longer an object of fantastical escapism, but a manifestation of society’s greatest fears. Tim Burton arguably first popularised this trend with 1989’s Batman, while Christopher Nolan’s masterful Dark Knight trilogy used the Caped Crusader as a heavy-handed metaphor for the war on terror. Zack Snyder took this murkiness to new heights with last year’s Batman V Superman, in which Ben Affleck’s ageing Batman wantonly beat criminals to death and blew them to pieces without remorse.

In this context, the original Batman movie from 1966 might seem like an archaic oddity – a simple adventure for a more innocent time, when the Dark Knight was no more than an out-of-shape Adam West in lyrca. »

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