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People Explains: Who Is Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore — and Does He Still Have a Chance to Win?

  • PEOPLE.com
Almost nothing about Roy Moore’s candidacy for Senate has been without controversy.

First, he challenged incumbent Luther Strange, who had been appointed to replace Jeff Sessions when he was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. Attorney General. During the primary, he waved a gun at an election eve campaign rally, lacked support from the Republican establishment and has called Islam a “false religion.”

But none of that scared off Alabama voters on Sept. 26, who supported Moore in the Republican primary runoff for Sessions’ vacated Senate seat.

The former chief justice for Alabama’s Supreme Court defeated Strange,
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John Oliver, Dave Chappelle Make 'DCPublicSchools' Go Viral at Emmys 2017

John Oliver and Dave Chappelle used their collective social media influence for good Sunday night by making the hashtag "#DCPublicSchools" go viral at the 2017 Emmys.

The movement began when Chappelle first took the stage with Melissa McCarthy to present the award for Best Director for a Comedy Series. The comedian started out off-script and managed to give a nod to Washington, D.C. Public Schools in the process.

"If you haven't heard, we are both Emmy winners this year," he began, in reference to McCarthy. "That's right, and it is an
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John Oliver and Dave Chappelle Just Got #DCPublicSchools to Trend for "No Reason" at the 2017 Emmys

  • E! Online
How you doin' tonight D.C. public schools? Sunday night's 2017 Emmys was full of surprises as your favorite stars walked away with a few unexpected trophies. But perhaps what got viewers scratching their heads at one point during tonight's telecast were the special shoutouts to one group of schools. It all started when Dave Chappelle joined Melissa McCarthy onstage to present the award for Best Director for a Comedy Series. "If you haven't heard, we are both Emmy winners this year. That's right and it is an honor to be amongst you all. I am truly amazed how many black people are here. I counted 11 on the monitor," Dave joked online. "I should also tell you this, I...
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John Oliver and Dave Chappelle’s Emmy Shout Outs Cause ‘D.C. Public Schools’ to Trend on Twitter

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John Oliver and Dave Chappelle’s Emmy Shout Outs Cause ‘D.C. Public Schools’ to Trend on Twitter
Leave it to Dave Chappelle and John Oliver to get the Twittersphere talking.

Chappelle, 44, inadvertently sparked the trending topic at Sunday’s Emmy Awards when he gave a shout out to Washington, D.C., public schools during an unrehearsed bit alongside Melissa McCarthy.

“I am truly amazed how many black people are here. I counted 11 on the monitor. I should also tell you that I skipped rehearsal,” Chappelle said.

Shout out to D.C. public schools. Here we go,” he said before going back to reading the monitor.

Later in the show, John Oliver urged Twitter users to use the hashtag #DCpublicschools
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Healthcare Doc ‘Bending the Arc,’ Exec Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gets U.S. Release (Exclusive)

Healthcare Doc ‘Bending the Arc,’ Exec Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gets U.S. Release (Exclusive)
Abramorama has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the healthcare documentary “Bending the Arc,” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers.

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, will open on Oct. 6 in New York, followed by a release to Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and select cities across the U.S.

The movie is directed by Kief Davidson, whose credits include “The Ivory Game” and “A Lego Brickumentary,” and Pedro Kos, an editor on “Waste Land” and “The Island President.” The producer is Cori Shepherd Stern (“Open Heart,” “Warm Bodies”).

The film centers on three Harvard med students — Jim Kim, current president of the World Bank; Paul Farmer; and Ophelia Dahl — who became pioneers of global health by inventing an international framework for fighting diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, Sars, and Ebola.

Variety‘s Geoff Berkshire gave “Bending the Arc” a strong review: “For anyone who wants to believe in
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Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy and 'SNL's' Trump Team Gather for Raucous Hollywood Reporter Cover Shoot

The Hollywood Reporter gathered 20 Saturday Night Live insiders for an epic account of the show's "yuuuge" year.

THR's Lacey Rose spoke to everyone from Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon to Chris Rock and Melissa McCarthy as they revealed Baldwin's future playing Donald Trump, how McCarthy became Sean Spicer (with help from Kristen Stewart), the joke Aziz Ansari had to cut, and how D.C. chaos is fueling the highest ratings in decades: "You almost feel like a war profiteer," says castmember Colin Jost.

As part of the magazine's cover story, five of the show's political stars posed in...
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York
Last Week’S Review: Move Over, Evans/Pratt/Hemsworth, ‘Cause It’s Chris Pine Awareness Week

From dousing herself in ranch dressing to feeling up Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy has made a name for herself in the “Saturday Night Live” hall of fame. After last night’s episode, she earns a special distinction as well: McCarthy joined the Five Timer’s Club, so named for those who have hosted “SNL” a minimum of five times. (We won’t spoil the fellow club member who presented her with the official smoking jacket during the credits, but it’s good.) McCarthy surprised viewers earlier this season when she appeared as apoplectic White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and it’s a cameo we’ve looked forward to since. That’s all to say: It’s the penultimate episode of the season, so did “Saturday Night Live” step up to the plate?

Host:
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York
Last Week’S Review: Move Over, Evans/Pratt/Hemsworth, ‘Cause It’s Chris Pine Awareness Week

From dousing herself in ranch dressing to feeling up Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy has made a name for herself in the “Saturday Night Live” hall of fame. After last night’s episode, she earns a special distinction as well: McCarthy joined the Five Timer’s Club, so named for those who have hosted “SNL” a minimum of five times. (We won’t spoil the fellow club member who presented her with the official smoking jacket during the credits, but it’s good.) McCarthy surprised viewers earlier this season when she appeared as apoplectic White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and it’s a cameo we’ve looked forward to since. That’s all to say: It’s the penultimate episode of the season, so did “Saturday Night Live” step up to the plate?

Host:
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Star Sightings: Kerry Washington Receives Top Honors for Philanthropic Work, Nick and Joe Jonas Host Dinner Series in NYC!

Kerry Washington headed back to her hometown to receive a major honor!

The Scandal star was celebrated at the inaugural Bronx Children’s Museum Gala in the Bronx, New York on Tuesday. The event raised $520,000 to help fund access to the arts, music, dance, environmental studies, and Steam-based exhibits and programs for the more than 250,000 children living in the borough.

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The View's Sunny Hostin, A fellow Bronx native and Bcm board member, emceed the event.

Comedian Tracy Morgan (who is also from the Bronx) was on hand to help auction a variety of items. which included a visit to the set of Scandal in Los Angeles, California, and a meet-and-greet at Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have show in Las Vegas.

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Over on the west coast, Carol Burnett was honored with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award during the 29th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta event at the
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Here Are the Coupon Capitals of America: See Which New City Took the Top Spot, and Whose 7-Year Streak Was Broken

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This article originally appeared on time.com/money.

Washington, D.C. is now America’s most frugal city.

The nation’s capitol came out on top of a new ranking of America’s Most Frugal Cities for 2016, according to Quotient Technology, which runs Coupons.com. The rankings measured how many coupons city residents used throughout 2016, and how much money it saved them in return.

Related: Melissa McCarthy, Lance Bass and More Celebs Who Are Just as Obsessed with HomeGoods as the Rest of Us

D.C. residents bought 23 million coupons in 2016, adding up to $31 million savings. This number ousts Orlando from the top spot,
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'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: A Look Back at Brennan and Booth's 22 Best Episodes

'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: A Look Back at Brennan and Booth's 22 Best Episodes
Bones signs off on Tuesday, after 12 seasons of crime solving, evidence examining, blood, guts and, most importantly, bones. But at the core of the long-running Fox procedural -- the “heart of the matter,” if you will -- was a partnership between forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz).

From their first episode together, Brennan and Booth’s dynamic was electric, and while the will-they-or-won’t-they of it all took nearly seven seasons to sort out (more if you count that they don’t actually tie the knot until season nine), their relationship kept fans hooked for all 245 episodes. We watched Brennan wrestle with her feelings as Booth looked for love, saw them lay it all on the line only to yank it back again, and finally, at long last, got to witness their happy ending. Two kids and countless hurdles later, they’re still going strong.

So, as we
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Senator Al Franken Says SNL's Trump Skits Are Comedy Gold (Video)

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_80gn35zg"]] Senator Al Franken says Saturday Night Live is as good as it's ever been with their Donald Trump skits -- and he should know ... as an original writer for the show. We got the performer-turned-politician in D.C. Sunday, where he gave kudos for SNL's latest Trump spoofs, especially Melissa McCarthy's turn as Sean Spicer. The proof's in the numbers ... SNL had its highest ratings in 6 years as of this week.  Al even touches
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Donald Trump Gives Inaugural Address as President: 'This Is Your Country'

Donald Trump kicked off his presidency Friday with a fiery populist inaugural address, vowing to return the nation’s power to the American people.

Outside Washington D.C.’s Capitol Building, Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States, with the oath administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. He then addressed the nation for the first time as President, calling his new administration “a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people… We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
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TV News Roundup: Jim Parsons to Narrate Discovery Series, ‘The Guest Book’ Sets Cast

TV News Roundup: Jim Parsons to Narrate Discovery Series, ‘The Guest Book’ Sets Cast
In today’s TV News Roundup, Greg Garcia’s TBS comedy series “The Guest Book” sets its cast, Jim Parsons gets a narrator gig at Discovery, and premiere dates for series on various Discovery networks and truTV.

Casting

TBS‘ Greg Garcia comedy “The Guest Book” has found its cast: Kellie Martin will play Officer Kimberly Leahy, who serves on the police force in the small mountain town of Mount Trace. Charlie Robinson is Wilfrid, an easygoing, friendly gentleman who manages a group of mountain rental cottages with his wife. Joining them are Aloma Wright, Carly Jibson, and Lou Wilson. Rounding out the first season cast in recurring roles will be Garret Dillahunt, Laura Bell Bundy, and Eddie Steeples. A plethora of guest stars will also pop by, including Tommy Dewey, Jenna Fischer, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Margo Martindale, and others.

Jim Parsons will narrate Discovery‘s new docuseries “First in Human: The Trials of Building 10.” The series explores
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NBC Boosts Digital Stacking Rights for Fall Shows, Will Stream ‘Good Place’ Full Season for Free

NBC Boosts Digital Stacking Rights for Fall Shows, Will Stream ‘Good Place’ Full Season for Free
NBC has secured “stacking rights” to 90% of its fall TV show lineup, including “The Voice,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Superstore,” and will offer the five most recent episodes for free on its website and mobile apps — as well as full seasons to subscribers of participating pay-tv providers.

In addition, the Peacock will offer the entire season of freshman comedy “The Good Place” for free, without requiring pay-tv authentication; it’s the only freshman show NBC owns full rights to. “The Good Place,” created by Mike Schur (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parks and Recreation”), stars Kristen Bell as a woman who unexpectedly discovers she’s dead and Ted Danson as the architect of the afterlife she now finds herself in. It premieres Sept. 19 on NBC.

For pay-tv subs, this season NBC will offer the 25 most recent episodes of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and daytime drama “Days of Our Lives,” up from the five previously. Other
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Spider-Man Stops a Bike Thief in Latest Homecoming Set Photos

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Spider-Man Stops a Bike Thief in Latest Homecoming Set Photos
Ever since production started in Atlanta on Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming, there have been numerous photos from the set, showcasing Tom Holland both in and out of costume. We've also gotten a few glimpses at some of his co-stars like Zendaya Coleman and Tony Revolori as well, along with set photos that show Tom Holland in action in an action-packed freeway scene. Today we have even more photos along with a brief video that gives us a closer look at Tom Holland's Spidey costume, while the web-slinger stops a bike thief.

The photos, which surfaced on Twitter, shows what is said to be Tom Holland's stunt double stopping a petty thief from stealing someone's bike, although we don't know much else about the scene. A brief video was also posted, which shows the stunt double stopping the thief on the sidewalk, while suspending him in midair with his web shooters.
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MPAA Appoints Matt Bennett Evp for Corporate Communications

  • The Wrap
MPAA Appoints Matt Bennett Evp for Corporate Communications
Matt Bennett as been appointed executive vice president for corporate communications of the Motion Picture Association of America, chairman and CEO Chris Dodd announced Tuesday. Bennett will replace Laura Nichols, who left the MPAA in February to become senior vice president and chief communications officer at National Geographic Partners. Bennett previously served as the senior vice president and D.C. practice lead for Racepoint Global, an international public relations firm. There, he designed strategic campaigns to advance public policy priorities. Also Read: MPAA Chief Chris Dodd Disses Screening Room, Champions Diversity Prior to that, he was the senior vice president of communications and public.
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MPAA Taps Matt Bennett As Evp Corporate Communications

MPAA Taps Matt Bennett As Evp Corporate Communications
The MPAA has a new Evp Corporate Communications. The studios’ trade group today tapped Matt Bennett to replace its former global communications chief Laura Nichols, who exited in January to join National Geographic Partners. Bennett comes to the MPAA from the international public relations firm Racepoint Global, where ran the agency's public affairs work as Svp and D.C. Practice Lead. Prior to that we was Svp Communications and Public Affairs at PhRMA, the trade…
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Examining Hollywood Remakes--Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Cinelinx
Our series on remakes continues and this time we’ve got one that you may not even realize was filmed in live-action before. In honor of the release of Captain America: Civil War on Friday, we’re talking about the star spangled man with the plan. This week, Cinelinx looks at Captain America: The First Avenger.

It’s not too often that a remake is much, much, much better than the original but we have one of those rare instances in the case of Captain America. Years before Captain America: The First Avenger, the first movie version of the star-spangled hero of WW2 was filmed in 1990 and directed by Albert Pyun.

This movie…was awful! It has a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and went directly to a video release, wisely bypassing theaters to prevent millions of people demanding their money back. Captain America is played in this mess by Matt Salinger,
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Oscars: Ranking the Best Picture Nominees

Oscars: Ranking the Best Picture Nominees
Justin Chang: Guy, we started this deep-dive conversation about the best picture race less than an hour after Alejandro G. Inarritu clinched the Directors Guild of America’s top prize for “The Revenant,” which was pretty much the last confirmation we needed — after the Producers Guild picked “The Big Short” and the Screen Actors Guild opted for “Spotlight” — that this really is the wildest, craziest, most confoundingly unpredictable best-picture Oscar race in years. Exciting, isn’t it? I’d be more excited if this recent turn of events didn’t seem to favor “The Revenant,” which now has extraordinary momentum on its side. There we were, hoping the film’s Golden Globe triumphs would simply be an isolated HFPA fluke — but then it came roaring back with a vengeance, not unlike that easily distracted CGI bear at its center, ready to sink its teeth back into the race and not let go this time.
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