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It's safe to say that, 17 years ago, The Daily Show was a fledgling show. "Daily satiric news anchor" was not a job. And Jon Stewart was just a stand-up comic and occasional actor, not yet the comedy nerd/political junkie's lord and savior.
Which isn't to say that Stewart and the team behind Comedy Central's late-night staple invented their own genre of topical tomfoolery. Shows like That Was the Week That Was experimented with the satirical news format as early as the Sixties. Everything from Bob & Ray to HBO's »
With the UK getting its first glimpse of the Asylum's latest disaster-piece tonight (July 23), we bring you the 8 best and very worst moments from Sharknado 3 below:
There's a certain art to a Sharknado opening scene. Viewers want their man-eating sharks and lots of blood from the get-go, and each new movie has to find a new way to satisfy them.
This time around, a hokey presidential ceremony - complete with a genuinely depressing cameo from all-time great comedian Robert Klein for the second year running - for the one-man army known as Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) was quickly dispatched so the sharks could starting destroying the Us capital.
Looks like a great investment! Financial analyst and TV personality Jim Cramer married real estate broken Lisa Cadette Detwiler on Saturday, April 18. The couple's big day took place in Brooklyn, N.Y., and their archeologist friend Aran Yardeni officiated the event, according to The New York Times. Cramer, 60, is the host of Mad Money With Jim Cramer on CNBC — a show that analyzes investment opportunities — and the anchor of Squawk on the Street — CNBC's stock market show. The bride's father, Walter M. Cadette, is [...] »
CNBC plans to take online video more seriously in the coming months. The business news network owned by NBCUniversal is introducing more original video content to grow its online viewership and digital ad revenue.
On March 12, 2015, CNBC released a new episode of Speakeasy with John Harwood, in which the network’s titular chief Washington correspondent and show host interviews 2016 Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana. CNBC also premiered the Retire Well with Sharon Epperson series, featuring the cabler’s senior personal finance journalist.
The new content is all a part of CNBC’s goal to capitalize on its burgeoning online video efforts. According to Variety, the news network’s current video strategy involves a staff of 20 dedicated video employees who post about 200 videos a day. Roughly 50 of those clips per week are original content, a number CNBC is aiming to improve.
CNBC’s current online video plan has started to pay off, »
- Bree Brouwer
As always, March is too early to get any kind of firm grasp on what will or won't be an Oscar contender come the end of the year, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to speculate. Last year, only two of the nine films I predicted out of the gates actually ended up receiving Best Picture nominations at the 2015 Oscars -- Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel -- which goes to show just how much we know in advance. In fact, looking at the films I had on the outside looking in, only Best Picture winner Birdman was listed. But hey, at least I had three of the top contenders in the early year conversation, that's something... rightc When it comes to this year, I feel even less certain than I did last year. I'm not sure that's saying a whole lot since only two of the 43 films on »
- Brad Brevet
Fans don’t want to see it. Studios try to avoid it. But sometimes a recast in the midst of a movie franchise is inevitable.
Whether it be a scheduling conflict, salary negotiations gone wrong, or even an unexpected death – we’re taking a look at six times a movie recast was too obvious to ignore.
1. James “Rhodey” Rhodes – The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Terrence Howard played James “Rhodey” Rhodes in 2008’s Iron Man. But a salary conflict stopped Terrence from returning for the sequel. Re-casting Don Cheadle as Rhodey for Iron Man 2 was a bit obvious, so Marvel made a light of it in the 2010 sequel. Cheadle’s first line: “Look, it’s me. I'm here. Deal with it. Let's move on.”
2. The Incredible Hulk – The Marvel Cinematic Universe
6 items from 2015
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