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Celebrity Big Brother USA Three More Possible Female Participants Revealed

Hey,"Big Brother" fans. More updates on the casting for the upcoming Celebrity Big Brother USA edition are now starting to trickle in a little more often these days. We've got a new one that just came in from thesun.co.uk site. They're telling us that former MTV's "The Hills" star Stephanie Pratt is currently in talks with the CBS Big Brother producers to participate in the first ever USA Celebrity Big Brother edition. They say that their sources confirmed it by saying, "While Steph's been in La, she has been seen by the producers of the new Us version of Celebrity Big Brother. The producers see her as a heritage reality star. One of the original global reality stars who has continued in reality TV both in the Us and UK. It's expected to be a huge show in the UK when it's shown over here." For
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Matt Bomer Joins American Crime Story: Versace — But There's a Twist

Matt Bomer Joins American Crime Story: Versace — But There's a Twist
Ryan Murphy has lured frequent muse Matt Bomer to the American Crime Story franchise — but, in a twist, the White Collar alum will not be flexing his acting muscle.

TVLine has learned that Bomer, who has worked with Ryan on Glee, American Horror Story (Freak Show and Hotel), The New Normal and The Normal Heart, will head behind the camera to direct an episode of American Crime Story: Versace. According to sources, Bomer will helm Episode 8. This will mark Bomer’s directorial debut.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal: ‘Pornography is an art form’

The Honourable Woman star explains why her role as a prostitute in New York drama The Deuce changed her views on sex work

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Set in the grimy, trash-strewn New York of 1971, The Deuce is named after a notoriously seedy stretch of West 42nd Street that was populated by pimps and prostitutes, and home to live peep shows and porn shops. Written by David Simon, who created The Wire, and his frequent collaborator George Pelecanos, the series charts the rise of the pornography industry in New York City. Simon has said that the show is about “the commodification of women” and from the female bar staff poured into skimpy leotards by James Franco’s bar manager, Vinnie, to the violent control the pimps exert over the prostitutes they run, every woman in the show,
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Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells to Star in Showtime Pilot ‘Ball Street’ With Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Directing

Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells to Star in Showtime Pilot ‘Ball Street’ With Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Directing
Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells have been tapped to star in the upcoming Showtime comedy pilot “Ball Street,” Variety has learned.

In addition, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will direct and executive produce the pilot. It was created by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan, who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Production on the pilot is scheduled to begin in February. The project is a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios.

The potential series will take viewers back to October 19, 1987, the day of the the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, known today as “Black Monday.” It will tell the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party, and the glass ceiling.

Cheadle will play Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski, a
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The Deuce review – David Simon's 70s porn saga is a dazzling achievement

The creator of The Wire returns to the small screen to craft arguably his most accessible work yet without sacrificing his loftier ambitions

The television shows of David Simon teem with fascinating, complex characters, but at their essence they’re all about social ecosystems. He’s adroit when it comes to encompassing the full scope of a place and time, tracing the invisible connections between seemingly disparate parts of a population to show how they’re all subject to the same institutional forces. “It’s all in the game,” went the constant refrain on Simon’s masterpiece The Wire. At the time, it referred to the intricate culture of drug commerce in Baltimore; he’s now trained his circumspect sights on the neon-lit cesspool of 70s New York, and unearthed an economy just as knotty (while twice as naughty) in the era’s flourishing business of flesh.

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Review: Riverdale The Complete First Season

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Originally, Archie Andrews and his pals at Riverdale High reflected the codification of teenage life, as they had more leisure time and disposable income. Once it hit big, the comic series and its infinite number of spinoffs, became stuck in amber, barely trying to keep up with changing trends (other than fashion) or concerns for teens. By the 2000s, the entire company was on the ropes, increasingly irrelevant in a rapidly changing world.

In comics, they threw a Hail Mary, revamping the writing and art, making the characters look and act in contemporary ways. Thanks to Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, Chip Zdarsky, and a few others, the characters were suddenly cool once more. The company’s product mix suddenly had the classic digest reprints, the new look, some Zombie title and they were saved.

During all this, Greg Berlanti brought his magic touch, bringing the comic to the CW, working
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Ryan Murphy ('Feud: Bette and Joan')

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Ryan Murphy ('Feud: Bette and Joan')
"The only difference between me and the 10 guys and women who were in my writing group when I first started out here in Hollywood is that I'm the only one of those people who just didn't take 'no' for an answer and didn't become devastated over the rejection," says Ryan Murphy, the writer, director, producer and showrunner best known for creating or co-creating The WB’s Popular, FX’s Nip/Tuck, Fox’s Glee, NBC’s The New Normal and Fox’s Scream Queens, as well as the ongoing FX anthology series American Horror Story, American Crime Story and Feud. As we sit down at...
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Ryan Murphy ('Feud: Bette and Joan')

"The only difference between me and the 10 guys and women who were in my writing group when I first started out here in Hollywood is that I'm the only one of those people who just didn't take 'no' for an answer and didn't become devastated over the rejection," says Ryan Murphy, the writer, director, producer and showrunner best known for creating or co-creating The WB’s Popular, FX’s Nip/Tuck, Fox’s Glee, NBC’s The New Normal and Fox’s Scream Queens, as well as the ongoing FX anthology series American Horror Story, American Crime Story and Feud. As we sit down at...
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‘In the Envelope’ Podcast Episode 2: Andrew Rannells and Aubrey Plaza

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! Brought to you by HBO. Episode 2 of “In the Envelope” features two hilarious and talented contenders in the 2017 Emmy Awards race. Andrew Rannells, a two-time Tony-nominated actor of stage and screen, was upgraded from scene-stealing guest role to series regular as Elijah Krantz on the HBO comedy “Girls.” He told Backstage about his crash course in on-camera acting from creator Lena Dunham and executive producer Judd Apatow, the Season 6 episode he submitted to the Television Academy for consideration, and his role on Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler’s short-lived NBC sitcom “The New Normal.” Indie darling Aubrey Plaza is also known for an NBC comedy—as intern April for seven years of “Parks and Recreation”—but reinvented
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Ryan Murphy On The Risk And Reward Of Setting His Own Path – Deadline Disruptors

There really is precious little hallmark for a Ryan Murphy show. Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, The New Normal, Scream Queens, American Crime Story, Feud—just when you might get a sense of a common thread linking these shows, and just when you suspect he might be ready to lay back and enjoy his success, another show comes along to upset the math. And yet somehow, still, they are all inescapably Ryan Murphy shows. Through them all, an auteur streak that…
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Ryan Murphy On The Risk And Reward Of Setting His Own Path – Deadline Disruptors

Ryan Murphy On The Risk And Reward Of Setting His Own Path – Deadline Disruptors
There really is precious little hallmark for a Ryan Murphy show. Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, The New Normal, Scream Queens, American Crime Story, Feud—just when you might get a sense of a common thread linking these shows, and just when you suspect he might be ready to lay back and enjoy his success, another show comes along to upset the math. And yet somehow, still, they are all inescapably Ryan Murphy shows. Through them all, an auteur streak that…
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CW’s Riverdale Seaons One Comes to Disc August 15

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Burbank, CA (May 22, 2017) – Unlock the mystery and dive into small town secrets as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Riverdale: The Complete First Season on DVD on August 15, 2017. Premiering with 2.4 million viewers, The CW’s top new show across all major demos* is created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love), produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), and stars Kj Apa (Shortland Street), Lili Reinhart (The Kings of Summer), Camila Mendes (Randy Doe), Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (Big Momma’s House 2), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also an executive producer, along with Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Archie Comics). The release contains all 13 gripping episodes from the first season,
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Riverdale Season 1 Blu-Ray Release Date And Extras Revealed

Although it isn’t an exact mirror of what’s to be found in the pages of Archie Comics’ various periodicals, Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti and the rest of the folks over at The CW once again found the winning formula for comic book adaptations on the small screen with the critically acclaimed Riverdale.

Aside from boasting live action versions of Archie Andrews (Kj Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) that each looked like they leapt from a comic book, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) was slightly reimagined yet felt as though he became the voice of young intellectual misfits, allowing the product to have an authentic feel.

But even with a stellar cast, the writing has to be there in order to make an unfolding series work. In addition to the high school drama aspects that remain a tried and true formula for prime time television,
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‘Riverdale’ Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD Release Date, Details and Cover Art

The CW's Riverdale brought the Archie Comics property to life and has already led to a second season pickup. Don't worry if you missed the first season on TV and can't stream it via Digital HD as the home video release details are now out.

Warner Home Video and Warner Archive are bringing Riverdale Season 1 starring Kj ApaLili ReinhartCamila MendesCole SprouseMarisol NicholsMadelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray and Mädchen Amick to Blu-ray and DVD on August 15th. Note that the Blu-ray edition from Warner Archive will be exclusive to online retailers.

All 13 episodes of Riverdale Season 1 will be included in the Blu-ray and DVD editions, along with the following bonus features:

Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel

Riverdale: The New Normal

Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin

I Got You - musical piece

These Are Moments I Remember - musical piece

Gag Reel

Deleted Scenes

You can pre-order Riverdale Season 1 at Amazon.
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The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best one-and-done show, a.k.a. a One-Season Wonder? (This refers to shows that only got one season and tragically did not get renewed, as opposed to limited series that never intended to continue.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There are so many! But for me the best will always be “Freaks and Geeks.” It’s a show that I watched at an age before I really understood the whole TV renewal/cancellation process, but even then I knew it was unjustly short. The show was such a great blend of smarts, snark, and genuine emotions, in a way that could actually be painful to watch.
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The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best one-and-done show, a.k.a. a One-Season Wonder? (This refers to shows that only got one season and tragically did not get renewed, as opposed to limited series that never intended to continue.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There are so many! But for me the best will always be “Freaks and Geeks.” It’s a show that I watched at an age before I really understood the whole TV renewal/cancellation process, but even then I knew it was unjustly short. The show was such a great blend of smarts, snark, and genuine emotions, in a way that could actually be painful to watch.
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How a Bunch of Guys Made a Movie About Teenage Female Sexuality — Tribeca 2017

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How a Bunch of Guys Made a Movie About Teenage Female Sexuality — Tribeca 2017
Flower” is the kind of movie that seems to be asking for trouble: A racy story about a 17-year-old girl who sexually schemes men out of their money, the film was written by three men, one of whom, Max Winkler, also served as director. At a time when Hollywood is already taking heat for not creating enough opportunities for women filmmakers, having a group of men tell a story about a sexually adventurous teenage girl could be seen as playing with fire.

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Though billed as a dark comedy, “Flower” veers into both drama and suspense after a late twist that significantly raises the stakes of the story. Produced by David Gordon Green’s Rough House Pictures, the film had its world premiere last week at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired for U.
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ABC's Greg Berlanti-Diablo Cody Comedy 'Raised by Wolves' Casts Its Star

Following an extensive casting search, ABC has found its leading lady for Raised by Wolves.

Vice Principals and The New Normal alum Georgia King is set to topline the comedy pilot from executive producers Diablo Cody and Greg Berlanti, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on the U.K. series created by Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran for Big Talk Productions and Channel 4, the single-camera comedy centers on Sheila Gable, a tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town.

King, the first person to be cast in the pilot,...
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The Good Fight: Diane Lockhart's Allies and Enemies Assemble in New Photos

The Good Fight: Diane Lockhart's Allies and Enemies Assemble in New Photos
Fact: Wherever Diane Lockhart goes, drama (and glamour!) is sure to follow.

VideosGood Wife Spinoff Trailer: First Look at CBS All Access’ The Good Fight

CBS All Access has released a new batch of photos from its upcoming Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight, giving us a closer look at Diane’s various friends and frenemies — though we suspect those lines will find a way of blurring themselves as the season progresses.

Currently on #TeamDiane, we have Good Wife fan favorites Luca Quinn (played by Cush Jumbo) and Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele), as well as Diane’s niece Maia Rindell
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Exclusive: 'Girls' Star Andrew Rannells Follows His Instinct Back to Broadway

Exclusive: 'Girls' Star Andrew Rannells Follows His Instinct Back to Broadway
Not wanting to jump into another TV series right away, the stage felt like the perfect reset for Andrew Rannells.

“My instinct was to go back to Broadway. That’s where my career started,” Rannells tells Et over the phone in November, shortly before Thanksgiving. The actor, who is earning rave reviews for his performance in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Falsettos, wrapped the sixth and final season of Girls over the summer and turned his attention back to the stage, where he first broke out and earned a Tony nomination for The Book of Mormon. “It’s where I feel most comfortable and most at home.”

“I’m so grateful to Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham for giving me the opportunity,” Rannells says, mentioning the two women behind Girls who let him play Elijah. Originally a guest star, he was promoted to series regular in the third season after Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal was canceled
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