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Sinbad’s ’Shazaam’: Inside the Internet’s Conspiracy Theory About a Non-Existent Movie

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Sinbad’s ’Shazaam’: Inside the Internet’s Conspiracy Theory About a Non-Existent Movie
Comedian David Adkins, better known by his stage name Sinbad, has starred in many films in the 90s, including “Necessary Roughness,” “Houseguest” and even the Kenan & Kel vehicle “Good Burger.” But one movie he didn’t star in is “Shazaam,” about an incompetent genie who grants wishes to two children. However, that hasn’t stopped hundreds of people online from claiming that the film is real, believing that they saw it sometime in the 90s.

Read More: Sundance Review: ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Meets Christopher Guest in Moon Conspiracy Tale ‘Operation Avalanche

The New Statesman reports that the community of “Shazaam” truthers has proliferated on Reddit, specifically under the subreddit r/MandelaEffect. The Mandela Effect is a “theory that a large group of people with the same false memory used to live in a parallel universe,” deriving from the idea that many people believe Nelson Mandela died while in prison. On this subreddit,
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R.I.P. Robert Loggia

Veteran character actor Robert Loggia has died at his home in Los Angeles today at the age of 85. Loggia had been battling Alzheimer's Disease for five years and leaves behind his widow Audrey with whom he had been married for over three decades, three children, and a stepchild.

Starring in his first films back in the late 1950s, worked right up until this year with his last role being in the Canadian horror drama "Sicilian Vampire". Along the way he scored peer recognition including an Oscar nominated turn in the 1986 courtroom thriller "Jagged Edge" alongside Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges, and an Emmy nominated role as the lead in the detective drama series "Mancuso, F.B.I.".

His resume includes key roles in some major movies that ran the gamut in terms of critical and public appeal. Amongst the more notable titles are the likes of "Big," "Scarface, "Independence Day,
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What Is Jason Bateman's Best Movie?

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Since making his acting debut at age 12 on Little House on the Prairie, Jason Bateman has been primarily known as a TV star. He followed that show with main roles on Silver Spoons, Valerie (aka Valerie's Family and The Hogan Family) and a number of less successful series before resurrecting his career with Arrested Development.  But he's tried a few times to make the leap to the big screen. In the 1980s it was with the disappointing sequel Teen Wolf Too. In the 1990s there was the mediocre football comedy Necessary Roughness. And in the 2000s, he went for supporting roles in stuff as varied as Starsky & Hutch, Hancock, The Break-Up, The Kingdom and Juno. Now, with the new comedy Bad Words, Bateman is on track to finally become a true leading man at the...

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New Project From ‘Burn Notice’ Creator Matt Nix Among Three USA Drama Pilot Orders

A month after Burn Notice wrapped its seven-season run on USA Network, the series’ creator Matt Nix is eying a return to USA’s primetime with gritty medical drama Complications. The project, from Burn Notice producer Fox TV Studios where Nix is under an overall deal, is one of three drama pilot orders at USA, along with two projects for FtvS corporate sibling Fox21: Novice, from Hell On Wheels creators Joe and Tony Gayton, and Rush, from filmmaker Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies). The three pilots join the recently ordered untitled Sean Jablonski hourlong pilot as well as period/sci-fi drama pilot Horizon, now in production, as the network is ramping up development with some of its long-running shows coming to an end. Burn Notice is over, with Psych expected to follow it out the door with its upcoming final season. Meanwhile the future of Necessary Roughness is uncertain. The
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Fans Petition for Gwar to Perform at 2015 Super Bowl

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Fans Petition for Gwar to Perform at 2015 Super Bowl
Super Bowl fever seems to be catching in the horror world. Just yesterday, we found out the gross-out gurus of Troma Entertainment are competing for a TV ad during next February's Super Bowl broadcast, and now it looks like the murderous metal mutants of Gwar are aiming for even more exposure (so to speak) in the following NFL season. Dave Brockie, best known as Gwar vocal-thing Oderus Urungus, is an avowed football fan, and writes the NFL column “Necessary Roughness” for the website MetalSucks. But when Brockie kicked off this season with his views on the selection of Bruno Mars as halftime performer for next February's Super Bowl (his comment was basically the word “Barf”), a fan decided it was time to rally the troops and get Dave/Oderus and Gwar onto the Sb halftime stage for 2015. To that end, Gwar fan Jeff Cantrell launched an online petition at Change.
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USA Network's Graceland Renewed for Season 2

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USA Network's Graceland Renewed for Season 2
Whomever is left standing at the close of Graceland‘s finale will live to fight crime another day.

USA Network has renewed the gritty-ish crime drama, which wraps its freshman run this Thursday at 10/9c, for Season 2, Variety reports.

Related | Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

Series creator Jeff Eastin, who also sired White Collar, “has once again delivered for USA Network,” cabler president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “Graceland’s brilliant serialized storytelling mixed with striking cinematography and a captivating ensemble cast has clearly resonated with a wide audience. [We] anticipate Graceland will be a long-term player for the network.
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The Weekend Plan: The Lifeguard, Rgiii, and Necessary Roughness

The Weekend Plan: The Lifeguard, Rgiii, and Necessary Roughness
By Amelia Mularz

Because the shock of Miley Cyrus's twerk fest at the Vma's has just worn off (five days later), we'd like to give you something else to feast your eyes on. Check out movie picks for this weekend:

On the Big Screen: "The Lifeguard"

On the verge of hitting the big 3-0, Leigh (Kristin Bell) ditches her adult life in NYC and heads back to her childhood home in the 'burbs, as well as her old high school lifeguarding job. For those of us who feel a tightening in the gut each time a friend uses the words "hubby," "staycation" or the letters I-r-a, there's something undeniably appealing about regression.

But while some reviewers have deemed a life crisis at 29 totally absurd, and others have called Bell's character a "massively unsavory brat," we get it. Thank god for 2011's "Young Adult" and even 2003's "Old School," in
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Sinbad -- My Broke Days Are Over!!! Now Let's Talk About Murder ...

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Sinbad's financial nightmare is officially Over -- but the comic doesn't wanna talk about money problems anymore ... he wants to talk about Facebook Raaaageee!!!Sinbad -- who declared bankruptcy earlier this year -- was at Lax Friday when we asked him about having a clean slate after racking up more than $10 Million in debt. But the "Necessary Roughness" star told us, "I'm past financial, I'm on to murder.""I killed some folks on Facebook,
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Sinbad -- Debt School Graduate

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Sinbad just got a brand new degree from debt school ... and all it cost him was $11 Million ... TMZ has learned. If you recall, the '90s comic -- who starred opposite Scott Bakula in "Necessary Roughness" ("Andre does not eat raw meat, 'cause Andre's a vegetarian!" God we loved that movie) -- is broke now and filed for bankruptcy back in April. But in order to enjoy the full benefits of bankruptcy (the govt. wiping
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TV on Tap: A “Carol Burnett Show” Reunion on “Cleveland” and a New Season of “Big Brother”

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The upcoming (and presumed-to-be-final) season of Psych will be extended by two episodes. For one of the episodes, viewers can vote to decide on the plot.

Starz has ordered 16 episodes of Outlander an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon‘s novels from Battlestar Galatica producer Ronald D. Moore.

One thing I’ve learned from watching real estate-themed reality shows is that a dedicated TV fan can usually find a home featured on a TV show pretty quickly. It turns out that skill isn’t limited to people creating their own “Jeff Lewis worked here” maps, as one Mad Men fan found the house used in Sunday’s finale as the whorehouse where Don grew up.

Own just doubled down on soap The Haves and Have Nots, ordering 16 more episodes to go with the 16 episodes initially ordered as part of the first season. The additional expisodes are expected to air next year.
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TV on Tap: “Pretty Little Liars” Returns and was “Mad Men” Gay Reveal a Misdirection?

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It’s finally official, creator Dan Harmon will return to manage the fifth season of Community.

In talking with Vulture Guillermo Diaz says the cast of Scandal doesn’t take their show’s twists and turns any better than the audience does, “We’re constantly like, ‘Oh my God! This is really happening!’ We all look at each other, and we all look at (Scandal producer) Shonda (Rhimes), and she’s like, ‘Yep.’ She kind of shrugs like, Yeah. I know.”

Don’t worry, Diaz also discuses Huck‘s wig.

Fox has picked a new producer for American Idol, hiring a producer who recently managed the Swedish version of Idol.

Blergh indeed:

Blergh: Hearing NBC not interested in Happy Endings. Help me, @hulu, you’re my only hope.

— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) June 11, 2013

HBO’s rapture pilot The Leftovers has added a quartet to its cast, including former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston.
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Summer premiere dates: Return of 'Dexter, 'Unforgettable,' 'Magic City,' more

The summer season of originals is officially upon us! Here’s the rollout plan for scripted and reality shows on cable and broadcast:

June 1

Season Premiere: The Pioneer Woman (Food Network)

Season Premiere: My Cat From Hell (Animal Planet)

June 2

Season Premiere: The Killing (AMC)

Season Premiere: Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E!)

Series Premiere: Princesses: Long Island (Bravo)

Series Premiere: The Wanted Life (E!)

Season Premiere: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo)

Series Premiere: Top Hooker (Animal Planet)

Season Premiere: Call of the Wildman (Animal Planet)

Season Premiere: The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim)

June 3

Season Premiere: Kitchen Crashers
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Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, Suits, Royal Pains, White Collar Returning

USA Network has announced their upcoming programming plans and they include Burn Notice, The Choir, Covert Affairs, Graceland, Necessary Roughness, Royal Pains, Suits, Summer Camp, and White Collar.

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If It's Summer, It's USA

USA Network Continues To Dominate Summer With Gritty New Original Series "Graceland," New Reality Series "Summer Camp" And A Strong Lineup Of Returning Favorites

White Collar and New Reality Series The Choir Will Bow This Fall

New York - April 3, 2013 - Continuing its streak of dominating the summer TV landscape, USA Network announced today a powerful line-up of new originals and fan favorite returning series. The network will launch two new series, including the provocative drama Graceland from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, starring and Daniel Sunjata ("Rescue Me") Aaron Tveit ("Les Miserables"), and the fun-filled reality
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USA Rolls Out Its Summer Premiere Dates

USA Rolls Out Its Summer Premiere Dates
USA, the blue sky network, has announced premiere dates for its summer shows. Burn Notice returns first on June 6, followed that night by the debut of Graceland, the new drama from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin centered on undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and Us Customs living and working under one roof. Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness launch their new seasons on June 12, while Covert Affairs and Suits follow on July 16.
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'Suits,' 'Burn Notice,' 'Covert Affairs' set summer premiere dates on USA

USA has firmed up its summer schedule setting premiere dates for five returning series, including "Suits" and "Burn Notice," and two new additions: scripted drama "Graceland" and unscripted competition series "Summer Camp."

"Burn Notice" is up first with its Season 7 premiere set for June 6 at 9 p.m. The premiere of new drama "Graceland" follows at 10 p.m. That show hails from "White Collar" creator Jeff Eastin and follows a group of federal law enforcement agents who live together undercover. The cast includes Aaron Tveit, Daniel Sunjata and Vanessa Ferlito.

Season 5 of "Royal Pains" premieres June 12 at 9 p.m., followed by the Season 3 premiere of "Necessary Roughness" at 10 p.m. "Pains" welcomes Ben Shenkman and recurring guest star Callum Blue to its cast, while "Roughness" is adding John Stamos, David Anders and Karissa Lee Staples.

"Covert Affairs" kicks off Season 4 on July 16 at 9 p.m., with new cast member Hill Harper
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USA Network Sets Its Summer Slate, Including the Premiere of New Drama 'Graceland'

USA Network Sets Its Summer Slate, Including the Premiere of New Drama 'Graceland'
The idea of the main TV season running from September into the spring has been dying out as the power and prominence of the big broadcast networks fades. Cable channels program year-round -- "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones," for instance, will run into the summer, and summer itself is no longer a dead zone for new TV. USA Network, for instance, will premiere its new drama "Graceland," about undercover agents living together in a beachfront house in Southern California, this June. The cable network announced its summer schedule today, one that will see the return of "Burn Notice," "Covert Affairs," "Necessary Roughness," "Royal Pains" and "Suits," as well as the premieres of new shows "Graceland" (which comes from "White Collar" creator Jeff Eastin) and the unscripted "Summer Camp." Burn Notice: The fast-paced spy thriller returns as viewers uncover the details of the mysterious deal Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) struck in the season finale.
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USA Schedules Summer Premiere Dates for Burn Notice, Suits and More

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USA Network has announced its summer premiere schedule, which will include a couple TV Fanatic favorites and a promising new series.

Scroll down now and set your DVR accordingly...

Thursday, June 6

9/8c: Burn Notice

10/9: Graceland (from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin)

Wednesday, June 12

9/8c: Royal Pains

10/9c: Necessary Roughness (with John Stamos!)

Tuesday, July 16

9/8c: Cover Affairs

10/9c: Suits
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USA announces summer premiere dates for 'Suits,' 'Covert Affairs,' 'Burn Notice,' more

USA announces summer premiere dates for 'Suits,' 'Covert Affairs,' 'Burn Notice,' more
USA, the blue sky network, has announced premiere dates for its summer shows. Burn Notice returns first on June 6, followed that night by the debut of Graceland, the new drama from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin centered on undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and Us Customs living and working under one roof. Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness launch their new seasons on June 12, while Covert Affairs and Suits follow on July 16.

A new reality show, Summer Camp, which has 16 adults competing in “over-the-top competitions inspired by classic camp games,” will premiere in July.

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Suits’ season 2 finale postmortem:
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USA Announces ‘Burn Notice’, ‘Suits’ Return Dates & Summer Premieres

USA Network today set a series of return and premiere dates for the summer. Burn Notice will be back for its seventh season on June 6 at 9 Pm. The spy drama will be followed that night by the premiere of the new Graceland at 10. Created by White Collar creator/executive producer Jeff Eastin, the one-hour drama chronicles a group of agents from various federal law enforcement departments who are forced to work and live together undercover. Royal Pains is back for a fifth season on June 12 at 9 Pm. That’s followed by the Season 3 premiere of Necessary Roughness at 10. Covert Affairs returns for a fourth season on July 16 at 9 Pm, with the third season of Suits back the same night at 10. USA also adds a new reality series, with Summer Camp debuting sometime in July. The unscripted series from Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan, Fly on the Wall Entertainment and Sony Pictures
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USA Sets Summer Premieres for Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, Suits, New Graceland and More

USA Sets Summer Premieres for Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, Suits, New Graceland and More
USA Network has unveiled its jam-packed summer schedule, including the return of five established shows and the premieres of new drama Graceland and reality series Summer Camp.

First up, Burn Notice‘s seventh season kicks off Thursday, June 6 at 9/8c, followed by the premiere of Graceland (from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin) at 10/9c. The latter, which stars Rescue Me‘s Daniel Sunjata and Les Miserables‘ Aaron Tveit, revolves around a group of undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and Us Customs working together under one roof.

Related | Adrian Pasdar Joins Burn Notice as [Spoiler]

Royal Pains launches its fifth season on Wednesday,
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