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Rapper Yung Joc Clowned by Twitter Over His New Haircut

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

Yung Joc may want to wear a hat for a while. Twitter has absolutely gone to town this morning on the rapper’s new haircut, comparing his fresh side-part to the Popeye’s spokesperson, Apu from “The Simpsons” and even SpongeBob SquarePants on his way to the prom. There were plenty more mocking memes where those came from — our favorites are posted below. Beyond the jokes, Joc has another tie to television: In 2014, he joined the VH1 reality dating series “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” as a supporting cast member. Also Read: Al Roker Is Latest Twitter Meme Star for Schooling Billy Bush. »

- Tony Maglio

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Find Out When Your Favorite Shows Are Coming Back This Fall

25 August 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While a handful of TV shows got canceled this season, we've already been getting glimpses of when both new and existing shows will be coming back in the Fall. Networks have released their lineups, info on their new shows, and the dates for their most anticipated season premieres. Whip out your calendar and check it out! CBS Sunday, Sept. 18 8:30 p.m. - Case Closed* Monday, Sept. 19 8 p.m. - The Big Bang Theory 8:30 p.m. - Kevin Can Wait* Tuesday, Sept. 20 8 p.m. - NCIS 9 p.m. - Bull* 10 p.m. - NCIS: New Orleans Wednesday, Sept. 21 8 p.m. - Survivor Friday, Sept. 23 8 p.m. - MacGyver* 9 p.m. - Hawaii Five-0 10 p.m. - Blue Bloods Saturday, Sept. 24 10 p.m. - 48 Hours Sunday, Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. - 60 Minutes Wednesday, Sept. 28 9 p.m. - Criminal Minds 10 p.m. - Code Black Sunday, Oct. 2 8 p.m. - NCIS: Los Angeles 9 p. »

- Brittney Stephens

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The Simpsons Enlists Brainy Trio for Donald Trump Parody in Season 28

25 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Following this summer’s Donald Trump-skewering viral short, The Simpsons is once again targeting the Republican presidential candidate in its upcoming 28th season — with a little help from a few familiar names.

VideosThe Simpsons Endorses Hillary Clinton, Rips on Donald Trump

Financial guru Suze Orman, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and famed screenwriter Robert McKee will serve as a “super team of educators” at a new school founded by C. Montgomery Burns, executive producer Al Jean tells TVLine.

“We have a great episode where Burns goes to Yale and discovers, much to his horror, how politically correct it is, »

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“Musical Black Ops”: Castle and Buffy composer Robert Duncan talks soundtracks with Flickering Myth

25 August 2016 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sean Wilson chats exclusively to multiple Emmy nominee Robert Duncan, veteran composer of shows as diverse as Castle, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lie to Me, getting to the heart of the essential question: what makes a truly great soundtrack?

Robert, it’s a privilege to chat to you. To begin with, you were born into an extraordinary lineage of illustrious musicians – as I understand it, your great-grandfather composed music for silent movies, is that correct?

He did, yes, in London. He would take excerpts of classical pieces and pull out the pages of the applicable part and line them up on the music stands. He then had a little foot switch that connected to the lights on the musicians’ music stands. So he would step on the switch, the light would flicker and they would know to turn the page and start playing the chase music; then he would »

- Sean Wilson

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Camp, Ortiz, Isherwood, Golden Top Comics Creators To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, September 9-11

24 August 2016 6:46 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Neal Adams, James O'Barr, Guy Gilchrist, Danny Fingeroth, Arthur Suydam Also Headline Artist Alley At Greater Richmond Convention Center

Eisner Award winner Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”) as well as Bob Camp (“Ren and Stimpy,” “G.I. Joe”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Geof Isherwood (“Conan,” “Silver Surfer”), Guy Gilchrist (“Nancy,” “Jim Henson’s Muppets Comic Strip”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies” “Army of Darkness”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man” group editor), and Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, September 9-11 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. It is the 14th event on the 2016 Wizard World calendar and third year for the show in Richmond.

Other top Wizard World Comic Con Richmond Artist Alley guests include John Beatty (“Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars,” “Captain America”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “She-Ra”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Jose Delbo (“Superman, »

- Michael Connally

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Emmys 2016: ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Show Off Animation’s Softer Side

24 August 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

From opening theme to closing credits, “The Answer” is eleven minutes—but as with most episodes of “Steven Universe,” its emotional reach seems infinite. Even the title card is immaculate, clothes on the line and leaves in the trees rustling under a midnight moon. In the Emmy-nominated Short Form Animated Series, the most ravishing approach to the art form currently on television, each frame, ant-like, carries many times its own weight, and together the images foster a kind of communal spirit. Down to the frogs and fireflies in an untouched forest, or the fusion of two characters into one, in “The Answer” “Steven Universe” reaffirms its faith in the additive power of cooperation, a children’s series with potent insights for adults.

Created by “Adventure Time” veteran Rebecca Sugar, “Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network), which began its fourth season earlier this month, features a complex feminist mythos: The fantastical Crystal Gems, »

- Matt Brennan

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Emmys 2016: ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Show Off Animation’s Softer Side

24 August 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From opening theme to closing credits, “The Answer” is eleven minutes—but as with most episodes of “Steven Universe,” its emotional reach seems infinite. Even the title card is immaculate, clothes on the line and leaves in the trees rustling under a midnight moon. In the Emmy-nominated Short Form Animated Series, the most ravishing approach to the art form currently on television, each frame, ant-like, carries many times its own weight, and together the images foster a kind of communal spirit. Down to the frogs and fireflies in an untouched forest, or the fusion of two characters into one, in “The Answer” “Steven Universe” reaffirms its faith in the additive power of cooperation, a children’s series with potent insights for adults.

Created by “Adventure Time” veteran Rebecca Sugar, “Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network), which began its fourth season earlier this month, features a complex feminist mythos: The fantastical Crystal Gems, »

- Matt Brennan

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‘Sausage Party’: Why Seth Rogen’s R-Rated Animated Comedy Was Long Overdue

23 August 2016 6:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sausage Party” may be a film about a hotdog that wants to have sex with a bun, but it still represents a watershed moment for Hollywood. The raunchy comedy that’s grossed $65 million after two weeks in theaters is the first R-rated CG animated movie. Co-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, “Sausage Party” has sex, violence and curse words in a format that has always been reserved for family-friendly fare.

Read More: Seth Rogen’s R-Rated ‘Sausage Party’ Tries to Break Through the Family-Friendly Animation Glass Ceiling

The movie features the voices of comedic stars like Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, James Franco and Paul Rudd playing anthropomorphized food items who discover their only reason for existing is to be eaten by humans. Directors Conrad Vernon (“Monsters vs. Aliens”) and Greg Tiernan (TV’s “Thomas & Friends”) have backgrounds in traditional animation aimed at children, but there’s nothing traditional about this deranged dark comedy. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Cops TV Show Becomes a Movie, Gets Zombieland Director

22 August 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After nearly three decades on the small screen, the hit reality series Cops is now looking to jump to the big screen. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is attached to direct and produce a feature adaptation of the series, which is currently in the midst of its 29th season airing on Spike TV. John Langley, who co-created and holds the rights to the series, will serve as a producer.

Deadline reports that the original Cops concept will be turned into an "edgy narrative feature" with a buddy cop angle, which is said to be similar to Lethal Weapon. Cameron Fay (Dance Camp) has come aboard to write the script, although no specific plot details were given at this time. Ruben Fleicher will produce alongside John Langley and David Bernard.

The Boies/Schiller Film Group, which is comprised of David Boies and Zach Schiller, will provide financing for this project, but no »

- MovieWeb

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Hank Azaria ('Ray Donovan')

22 August 2016 3:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"It's given me a lot of freedom," Hank Azaria, who has voiced characters on The Simpsons for 28 years, says of the Emmy-nominated Fox series as we sit down to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. The show pays a fortune and demands only two to four hours of his time each week, two things which have enabled Azaria to take on a wide variety of other projects, as well — including the part of Ed Cochran on FX's Ray Donovan, for which he is now up for the best guest actor in a

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- Scott Feinberg

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Madison Avenue Counts on Football, ‘Empire,’ ‘Big Bang’ To Lead New TV Season

18 August 2016 12:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madison Avenue is counting on football, football and football to blast its promotional messages to couch potatoes in the coming TV season, and hoping a little music will also help spur consumers to pay more attention to TV commercials.

A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections for the 2016-2017 broadcast-network TV season finds that advertisers believe NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” NBC’s and CBS’ package of Thursday-night NFL match-ups and the third season of Fox’s music-industry soap-opera “Empire” will lure the most viewers that advertisers covet the most: people between the ages of 18 and 49 who watch commercials rather than using technology to zap past them. The ratings predictions are culled by using estimates from three of the nation’s top media-buying agencies, which negotiate prices for and placement of billions of dollars in TV commercials each year.

The general public continues to place emphasis on the program ratings that Nielsen delivers day in and day out »

- Brian Steinberg

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‘Veep’ Ep David Mandel and ‘Silicon Valley’ Ep Alec Berg on Comedy Lessons From ‘Seinfeld’

17 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy showrunners David Mandel (“Veep”) and Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”) have been friends since their days working on “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And though they’re both competing in the same race, they’re quick to say the trophy doesn’t matter — pointing out that “Seinfeld” only won once (before their time) — Berg teases his friend, “which is easy for you to say, because you’re going to win!”

David, how much pressure did you feel going into this season’s Emmy race, having taken over the showrunning reins from Armando Iannucci?

David Mandel: I think I probably went into it kind of hoping, at best, that people didn’t hate us too much. Just the whole it’s never as good when the other guy leaves kind of a thing. I assumed the show could get nominated. I assumed Julia (Louis-Dreyfus) will always get nominated, no matter how bad I screwed it up.

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- Debra Birnbaum

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Werner Herzog on Revenge Porn, Adult Diapers and the Internet's Future

15 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Since 1969, Werner Herzog has chased mirages in the Sahara desert, examined the plight of Nicaraguan child soldiers and documented the harrowing lives of Antarctica scientists. But in his new film Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, the 73-year-old director tackles the most expansive project of his career: the Internet.

Told through a revolving series of profiles, Lo and Behold examines the history and future of the online world, dissecting everything from Internet addiction to hacktivist culture and self-driving cars. "Each one of them could have been a movie by itself, »

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Fyvush Finkel, 'Picket Fences' Actor, Dead at 93

15 August 2016 6:09 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fyvush Finkel, a longtime bastion of Yiddish theatre and actor who appeared on the stage of vaudeville, Broadway, television and film, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. He was 93.

Finkel's son Ian confirmed the actor's death to the New York Times, adding that Finkel had suffered from heart problems in recent years.

The Brooklyn born-Finkel started his career when he was just nine years old, performing vaudeville to Yiddish crowds along the "Borscht Belt." In 1965, Finkel made his Broadway debut in the original 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof, at »

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Seth Rogen’s R-Rated ‘Sausage Party’ Inspired by Pixar and DreamWorks Films

10 August 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adult animated comedies are few and far between, which makes Seth Rogen‘s “Sausage Party,” which premiered at the Mann Village Theatre on Tuesday night, all the more appetizing with its foul-mouthed, sexually-explicit jokes served up by your favorite food.

While it may be targeting an older crowd, Rogen said the movie’s inspiration isn’t entirely R-rated.

“It was largely inspired by our love of children’s animated movies, Pixar movies and DreamWork movies,” said Rogen, who voices the lead, Frank, and created the story alongside Jonah Hill and Evan Goldberg.

“We were also huge fans of ‘South Park’ and ‘The Simpsons.’ We just thought one day someone will make an adult-oriented animated movie and we just really wanted it to be the first people to do it,” he continued.

A few of the film’s other voice actors, including Danny McBride and David Krumholtz, also attended the premiere, »

- Lamarco McClendon

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Why We've Missed Winona Ryder and How 'Stranger Things' Brought Her Back

10 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fans of Stranger Things have had fun picking through all of the Netflix hit's retro references, from the copious E.T. homages to that John Carpenter-esque synth score. But the best nod to the past isn't the hairstyles, the marathon Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, or even the soundtrack full of New Order and Echo & The Bunnymen songs. No, the real stroke of nostalgic genius is the casting of Winona Ryder as distraught single mom Joyce Byers. From the moment the actress appears, the pulse of every 1980s kid starts to quicken. »

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AnimationFix: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ gets a song debut and an exhibit opening

9 August 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Your regular round-up of the latest animation news, from HitFix reporter Emily Rome Welcome to the first installment of AnimationFix, where on a regular basis I’ll supply you a round-up of recent animation news and my musings on both the hidden gems and the buzziest new footage and art from the world of toons. First treat for you today: Regina Spektor’s Japanese-influenced cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” recorded for stop-motion animation Kubo and the Two Strings. One of the film’s trailers previously gave us an early listen of the cover but just an instrumental section without Spektor’s vocals. Kubo and the Two Strings, a action adventure movie set in a world inspired by ancient Japan, is a samurai story that aims for an epic scale rarely seen in stop-motion. In the film, young Kubo plays a magical three-stringed instrument like a shamisen, a Japanese »

- Emily Rome

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'Simpsons' Plot All-Star Hip-Hop Homage to 'Great Gatsby'

9 August 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Simpsons will put a hip-hop twist on The Great Gatsby in an upcoming episode that will feature guest stars Taraji P. Henson and Keegan-Michael Key, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The episode, aptly titled "The Great Phatsby," will air January 2017, and also marks the sitcom's first to clock in at 60 minutes.

The story will center around the friendship and feud of Mr. Burns and a rap mogul named Jay G. The two become friends during a summer in the Springfield Hamptons, during which Jay G ropes the cantankerous Mr. Burns into his excessive, »

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The Simpsons to air first ever hour long episode in January

9 August 2016 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The upcoming 28th season of The Simpsons will not only see the long-running animated sitcom reaching its landmark 600th episode, but it will also deliver the first hour-long episode in the series’ history, Entertainment Weekly has revealed.

Entitled ‘The Great Phatsby’, the episode will deliver a riff on F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby and sees Homer in the Nick Carroway narrator role, “chronicling the destruction of a friendship between Burns and an enigmatic hip-hop mogul named Jay G.”

“This was just going to be a regular episode, but the table read went so well, in a fit of passion and excitement and ambition and excess, we decided to supersize it,” said executive producer Matt Selman. “And we haven’t done a huge amount of stories in the world of hip-hop and rap culture, so we just went for it. Burns is an old-school Gatsby and Jay »

- Gary Collinson

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine And New Girl Are Getting A Crossover Episode This Fall

8 August 2016 8:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, it’s fair to say that none of us saw this coming!

During their panel at the Television Critics Association press tour today, Fox confirmed that comedy hits Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl will be getting a crossover episode this Fall. This is pretty much a dream come true for fans of the two shows, and we have no doubt that their quirky tones will end up working nicely together.

The one hour event takes place on Tuesday October 9th. Brooklyn Nine-Nine kicks things off at 8pm, with New Girl following at 8.30pm. We know that New Girl‘s Winston has joined the NYPD, so chances are that he will help facilitate this crossover. Seeing these characters meet has a ton of potential, though it’s fair to say that Andy Samberg’s Jake Peralta and Zooey Deschanel’s Jessica Day sharing the small screen will be the biggest highlight to be found here. »

- Josh Wilding

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