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Get in the Ring: How 'Glow' Recreates the Golden Age of Lady-Wrestling TV

23 June 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

No doubt about it: The 1980s was a strange time to channel surf. Those neon-tinted, big-haired, irony-free days have provided Internet curio-seekers with fodder for infinite terabytes of grainy, colorful ephemera. And one of the cornerstones of weird Eighties television was "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" (G.L.O.W. for short), an all-female pro-wrestling league whose exploits were filmed in Las Vegas and syndicated nationwide.

It's the type of retro-kitsch from the Reagan era could have vanished down the YouTube black hole – until Netflix resurrected it, sort of. The cult »

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12 Things You Never Knew About Orange Is the New Black

22 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Now that we've binged the much-anticipated fifth season of Orange Is the New Black, we're in need of a distraction to help us forget that new episodes are still a year away. Bummer, right? While we can only speculate at this point about what's to come, there are a few things we know for sure about one of the most loved Netflix series of all time. So, to hold you over until season six: here are 12 things you never knew about Oitnb. Jodie Foster has directed two episodes of the series. The legendary actress directed the third episode of season one (where Crazy Eyes falls for Piper) and the first episode of season two (when Piper is moved from Litchfield.) Katie Holmes almost played the role of Piper Chapman. But she was too busy. Creator Jenji Kohan said at the time that Holmes "had other things to do." But to be fair, she also added that "in the beginning, no one knew what this was." Oh, and Laura Prepon was almost Piper too. The actress who plays Yoga Jones is the voice of Patti Mayonnaise. If you close your eyes, you can almost pretend that she's the legendary love interest in the classic cartoon Doug. In the episode where Piper first meets Larry, he's watching Weeds - another show created by Jenji Kohan - and you can see it on the TV in the background. Seriously, go back and look for it. It's there. The real-life Larry actually did write a Modern Love column in the New York Times. And you can read it here. Nicky's scar from her post-overdose surgery is the real deal. Actress Natasha Lyonne suffered from the same issues with addiction as her character in the show. Laverne Cox's twin brother played Sophia in her pre-transition flashbacks in season one. Cox wanted to play the role herself, but "Jodie Foster, who directed the episode in which Sophia's backstory is explored, didn't think it would work." Cox's brother, M. Lamar, is a musician who described himself to The New York Times as being of the "gothic-devil-worshiping-free-black-man-blues tradition." The real-life Piper made a blog in 2003 about her time in prison. It's called The Pipe Bomb. Kerman ended up writing a memoir (also titled Orange Is the New Black) that inspired the show. All of the women in the opening credits were formerly incarcerated. There isn't a single actress in the entire sequence - and if you look really closely, you can see Piper Kerman in there too. Flaca has kissed Kourtney Kardashian. Yes, Jackie Cruz was on Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2009. The same inmate is always crying behind Piper when she's on the phone. You didn't imagine it - Gerrman is always there, and most of the time she's weeping over her wrestler son. We still have no idea what the meaning of the eggplant joke really is . . . And we're still holding out hope that we'll find out in the future. But in the meantime, here's a pretty solid theory. »

- Chelsea Hassler

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Mary-Louise Parker’s Nanny Arrested, Accused of Stealing Thousands From ‘Weeds’ Star

21 June 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Apparently it’s true; you just can’t find good help these days. Just ask Mary-Louise Parker. A nanny working for the “Weeds” star has been arrested on multiple charges, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the actress, the New York Daily News reports. A spokesman for the New York Police Department confirmed the arrest of Amanda Hosten-St. Louis, 33, on Monday, on charges of grand larceny, identity theft, criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny. Also Read: Miles Teller Blames Club After Public Drunkenness Arrest That He Claims Didn't Happen According to a criminal complaint obtained by TheWrap, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Mary-Louise Parker's Nanny Allegedly Jacked More Than $30k

21 June 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mary-Louise Parker's nanny may have taken some serious liberties with the "Weeds" star's debit card ... allegedly stealing more than $30k when she was supposed to be shopping for the kids. The nanny, Amanda Hoston-St. Louis, was arrested Monday after cops say she illegally withdrew more than $3k from Parker's account twice in April. The nanny allegedly had access to the star's debit card and Pin number. Parker's bank notified her about the transactions ... prompting cops to investigate. »

- TMZ Staff

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Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Autism Comedy Atypical — Get a Sneak Peek

19 June 2017 12:44 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Mom, I’m getting older… and at some point, I really, really hope that I get to see boobs.”

That’s the heartfelt (and understandable!) proclamation coming from autistic teen Sam, played by United States of Tara alum Keir Gilchrist, in a new sneak peek of Netflix’s family comedy Atypical. Along with the clip, the streaming service also announced a premiere date for the eight-episode series — Friday, August 11 — starring Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Weeds, Revenge) as Sam’s mother Elsa.

RelatedTony Danza Dramedy Good Cop From Monk Ep Snags Netflix Series Order

In the clip above, Elsa »

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 5 Stumbles As It Takes A Stand [Bingeworthy Breakdown]

19 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

**There may be spoilers throughout, but if you’re caught up through season four, feel free to continue.**

Any good “Orange Is the New Black” devotee knows that the series, created by “Weeds” mastermind Jenji Kohan, is greatly responsible for ushering in the “Netflix and chill” era. The popular streaming service revolutionized the way we consume TV by making all episodes of a season available at once and cutting out that pesky waiting thing.

Continue reading ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 5 Stumbles As It Takes A Stand [Bingeworthy Breakdown] at The Playlist. »

- Anthony Casella

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'Glow': Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's 1980s Lady-Wrestler Show

19 June 2017 6:09 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

During the 1980s pro wrestling boom, television was overrun with musclebound men in colorful tights, slamming each other to the canvas in arenas across the country. Then, in 1986, promoter David McLane and director Matt Cimber came up with a syndicated TV series spotlighting what they called the "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," a.k.a. G.L.O.W. For the next few years, they had a hit with a show that featured a diverse cast of mostly ordinary-looking women – as opposed to the weight-lifting Amazons who'd later infiltrate the WWE. »

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‘Blood Drive’ Review: You Won’t Believe The Sex and Violence Syfy’s Crazy Grindhouse Show Gets Away With

14 June 2017 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Here is the natural reaction to watching even just the first episode of “Blood Drive”: “This is seriously on ad-supported television?” Officially, Syfy isn’t subject to FCC rules, but what this weird-ass show gets away with goes well beyond anything you might have ever seen before.

At first, “Blood Drive” seems like a “Death Race 2000” riff with an important and bloody new angle, focusing on a cross-country car race across a dystopian America where all the cars are fueled by human blood.

Read More: Syfy Blows Up Its Brand, Orders ‘Krypton’ and ‘Happy!’ to Series As It Doubles Down on Genre

But the premise pushes well beyond that basic twist. Let’s be completely clear here: The guys at Starz Standards and Practices would probably watch “Blood Drive” and say to themselves, “This seems a little excessive.” Hell, Quentin Tarantino or John Waters might blush.

And that’s by design. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Blood Drive’ Review: You Won’t Believe The Sex and Violence Syfy’s Crazy Grindhouse Show Gets Away With

14 June 2017 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here is the natural reaction to watching even just the first episode of “Blood Drive”: “This is seriously on ad-supported television?” Officially, Syfy isn’t subject to FCC rules, but what this weird-ass show gets away with goes well beyond anything you might have ever seen before.

At first, “Blood Drive” seems like a “Death Race 2000” riff with an important and bloody new angle, focusing on a cross-country car race across a dystopian America where all the cars are fueled by human blood.

Read More: Syfy Blows Up Its Brand, Orders ‘Krypton’ and ‘Happy!’ to Series As It Doubles Down on Genre

But the premise pushes well beyond that basic twist. Let’s be completely clear here: The guys at Starz Standards and Practices would probably watch “Blood Drive” and say to themselves, “This seems a little excessive.” Hell, Quentin Tarantino or John Waters might blush.

And that’s by design. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Exclusive interview: Blood Drive creator James Roland on his grindhouse inspirations for the Syfy series

14 June 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Later tonight Syfy debuts perhaps one of its most unusual project to date in the form of Blood Drive. The series, which is the brainchild of Weeds writer James Roland, is perhaps the first time we have seen grindhouse-style storytelling adapted for television. We caught up with James to ask him about some of his inspirations for the series as well as future ideas. Monsters & Critics: Having looked at some of your past writing credits as a television writer, it looks like Blood Drive is somewhat of a break from the norm for you. What made you want to do a grindhouse-style...read more »

- Ian Cullen

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The True Story Behind Orange Is the New Black

13 June 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Eugene Gologursky If you're a fan of Orange Is the New Black, then you know by now that it's based on the real experiences of Piper Kerman. Kerman, known as Piper Chapman (and played by Taylor Schilling) on the show, published a bestselling memoir of the same name. While Kerman says the show, headed by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, is not a docudrama whatsoever, her real-life experience does come through in the series. Obviously, the show has diverted a lot since we've been through five seasons now. RelatedIs Orange Is the New Black Accurate? An Anonymous Former Inmate Weighs In The Crime After college, the real Piper Kerman fell for a woman caught up in an international drug ring. In the book, she calls her Nora, and if you watch the show, you know her as Alex (played by Laura Prepon). The real Piper smuggled $10,000 from Chicago to Brussels, »

- Annie Gabillet

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New Teaser Video for At&T Audience Network’s Series Adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

7 June 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Brady Hartsfield lives to kill, and Detective Bill Hodges is driven to stop him in Mr. Mercedes, the At&T Audience Network series based on Stephen King's book of the same name. Following the unveiling of the first promo video back in May, a new teaser video for the series has now surfaced ahead of its August 9th premiere.

You can check out the new teaser video below, as well as the previous press release with full details, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more coverage of Mr. Mercedes.

From the Previous Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- The new At&T* Audience Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Watch it exclusively on Audience Network through Directv, At&T U-verse, and Directv Now.

"Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. David E. Kelley ("Big Little Lies, »

- Derek Anderson

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Disney-Pixar Introduce the All-Latino Voiced Cast For Coco

6 June 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney and Pixar's next venture shows the difference between the land of the living and the land of the dead leading up to Dia de los Muertos!  The film, entitled Coco, includes an All-Latino voiced cast of who's-who!

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.    This is the synopsis for Disney-Pixar's Coco, a beautiful adventure set around the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.  Today, Disney proudly unveiled the »

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Coco: Pixar Shares All-Latino Voice Cast For Their Upcoming Film!

6 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Diversity is kind of a hot topic nowadays. As citizens of a melting pot of a culture, it’s nice to be represented in mainstream entertainment. And if we’re being honest, it’s not just about diversity, but authenticity. It always rings a bit false when you have a white person portraying a person of color. It’s especially easy to get away with this in animation, where you don’t even see the voice actors.

Studios have gotten away with this practice for years, but in today’s world, they’re making a conscious effort to create films that respect the culture it’s portraying, and part of that has to do with the voice cast. This newer approach is expanding to Coco, the latest film from Pixar inspired by Día de Muertos, a celebration of the dearly departed.

This is obviously a story that’s steeped in Mexican culture, »

- Joseph Medina

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Pixar's Coco Cast, Characters and New Poster Revealed

6 June 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney&#183Pixar's Coco, a multi-generational story about the power of family relationships, features characters from the Land of the Living, and their loved ones who've moved on to the Land of the Dead. Joining aspiring musician Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez; charming trickster Hector, voiced by Gael Garc&#237a Bernal; and musical icon Ernesto de la Cruz, voiced by Benjamin Bratt; are a host of colorful characters and the voice talent behind them that bring both worlds to life. Here's what director Lee Unkrich had to say about the story.

"These parallel worlds couldn't be more different. One is the Rivera family's charming and hardworking hometown of Santa Cecilia, and the other is the vibrant, rich land where loved ones go when they've passed. 'Coco' introduces characters from both worlds on the eve of D&#237a de los Muertos, one extraordinary night when a living boy named Miguel »

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All-Latino Voice Cast Revealed For Disney·Pixar’s Coco

6 June 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney·Pixar’s “Coco,” a multi-generational story about the power of family relationships, features characters from the Land of the Living, and their loved ones who’ve moved on to the Land of the Dead.

Joining aspiring musician Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez; charming trickster Hector, voiced by Gael García Bernal; and musical icon Ernesto de la Cruz, voiced by Benjamin Bratt; are a host of colorful characters and the voice talent behind them that bring both worlds to life.

“These parallel worlds couldn’t be more different,” said Unkrich. “One is the Rivera family’s charming and hardworking hometown of Santa Cecilia, and the other is the vibrant, rich land where loved ones go when they’ve passed. ‘Coco’ introduces characters from both worlds on the eve of Día de los Muertos—one extraordinary night when a living boy named Miguel gets a glimpse of the other side.”

Added Molina, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Harney

5 June 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Michael Harney stars as counselor Sam Healy in the popular television series “Orange is the New Black.” The character is a cruel and angry homophobe.  Harney is a veteran in the film industry and has appeared over the last several decades in series such as “Deadwood,” “NYPD Blue,” “True Detectives,” “Weeds” and others. He’s currently working on a new film called “Bad Hurt” as the father of a Gulf war veteran. He has the versatility to play a number of characters and this has made him a popular supporting actor to many fans. We know he’s a good actor, but

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Harney »

- Nat Berman

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Stage Musical Based on Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” to Bow in May 2018

30 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Alanis Morissette: Morissette’s Twitter account

Alanis Morissette’s breakout album “Jagged Little Pill” is set to reach a whole new generation. The 1995 album serves as the basis of an upcoming stage musical of the same name, debuting at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. in May 2018. “Waitress’” Diane Paulus will direct from a book by Diablo Cody (“Juno,” “Young Adult”). Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”) will provide orchestrations and arrangements. Thrillist broke the news via Twitter.

It's all I really want

 — @misterpatches

“This team that has come together for this ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical is my musical theater dream come true,” Morissette said. “The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent. Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul’s marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom, and complexity.”

“‘Jagged Little Pill’ defined a generation,” Paulus added. “Yet the raw, emotional honesty of Alanis’ songs feels more needed now than ever.”

The seminal album has sold over 33 million copies worldwide. Featuring songs like “You Oughta Know,” “All I Really Want,” and “Ironic,” it nabbed nine Grammy nods and won for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. Since then, Morissette has released five other albums. Also an actress, she has appeared in films like “Dogma,” series such as “Sex and the City” and Jenji Kohan’s “Weeds,” and theater productions of Eve Ensler’s “The Vaginia Monologues” and “The Exonerated.”

The “Jagged Little Pill” musical is expected to eventually open on Broadway, but no official date has been set yet.

Stage Musical Based on Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” to Bow in May 2018 was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Lock Eyes with Character Images for Syfy’s Blood Drive Series

24 May 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gas prices are a worry of the past in the post-apocalyptic world of Blood Drive, where cars run on crimson juices and maniacs reign supreme. To help get viewers revved up for the series premiere on June 14th, Syfy has revealed new character images of the show's eclectic cast.

You can view the new Blood Drive character images and previously released trailer below, and in case you missed it, check out the official key art for the series.

"Get uncomfortable…! In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, Blood Drive (premiering June 14 at 10/9c on Syfy) is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood! »

- Derek Anderson

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Aftermath Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maggie Grace Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 6th

22 May 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Aftermath Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maggie Grace will be Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate June 6th

Witness the gripping story of two lives forever bound by tragedy when Aftermath arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate. Inspired by true events, Golden Globe®winner Arnold Schwarzenegger (1977, New Star of the Year – Actor, Stay Hungry) stars as a husband fearlessly seeking revenge on the air traffic controller responsible for his family’s death. The AftermathBlu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Roman’s (Schwarzenegger) life changes forever when he loses his wife and daughter in a plane crash. He attempts to move on from the tragedy but soon finds that he cannot face life without confronting Jake (Scoot McNairy), the air traffic controller responsible for the accident.

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger                     Expendables Franchise, Maggie, Terminator Franchise

Scoot McNairy                                    12 Years a Slave, »

- Tom Stockman

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