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Disney & Pixar Crashed By Evel Knievel’s Son In ‘Toy Story 4’ Lawsuit Over Keanu Reeves-Voiced Duke Caboom

Disney & Pixar Crashed By Evel Knievel’s Son In ‘Toy Story 4’ Lawsuit Over Keanu Reeves-Voiced Duke Caboom
Evel Knievel once said that he “would always rather be in the arena fighting than be a spectator.” The legendary stunt rider’s son is clearly taking those words to heart with a new lawsuit against Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar over the Duke Caboom character introduced in last year’s Toy Story 4.

“Defendants have used in commerce, and continue to use in commerce, the likeness, reputation, and image of Evel Knievel in the film Toy Story 4 through Defendants’ depiction of Duke Caboom, and has exploited the same connection through marketing, promotion, advertising, and sales of Toy Story 4, and in connection with the manufacturing, distribution, marketing, advertising, promotion, and sales of the Duke Caboom action figure, all without the consent or approval of K&k,” claims the trademark-infringement complaint filed this week in federal court in Las Vegas, the site of many of Evel’s most death-defying exploits.
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David Hyde Pierce Replaces Tom Hollander in Julia Child Pilot at HBO Max

David Hyde Pierce Replaces Tom Hollander in Julia Child Pilot at HBO Max
HBO Max’s Julia Child pilot has been forced to replace one of its key ingredients.

David Hyde Pierce, best known for playing Dr. Niles Crane on “Frasier,” has joined the cast as Julia’s devoted husband Paul Child. The role was initially meant to be played by British actor Tom Hollander, however, he stepped away from the project due to scheduling conflicts, sources say.

Julia herself will still be played fellow Brit Sarah Lancashire.

The pilot will also star Brittany Bradford as Alice, Associate Producer of the show “I’ve Been Reading” who champions Julia after her appearance; Fran Kranz as Russ, producer on the show “I’ve Been Reading” who begrudgingly joins Julia’s cooking show; Fiona Glascott as Judith, the editor with a knack for pulling manuscripts out of the reject pile and turning them into bestsellers; Bebe Neuwirth as Avis, Julia’s biggest champion, confidant and
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It's Time We Address a Hard Truth About Toy Story: Woody Kind of Sucks

It's Time We Address a Hard Truth About Toy Story: Woody Kind of Sucks
What do your toys do when you leave the room? I've wondered this ever since Disney's Toy Story premiered. I was 2 when I first saw the movie and instantly fell in love with the realistic-looking toys and the idea that they have minds of their own. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a fan of cowboys, potato heads, little green army men, piggy bank toys, and space rangers - but after rewatching these childhood movies approximately 500 times with my toddlers, one character in the series really started to grind my gears: Woody the cowboy is the freaking worst.

This is nothing against Tom Hanks (aka America's Dad). It has everything to do with the way Woody, supposedly the star of the franchise, treats his friends, constantly tries to be in the spotlight, sulks when he doesn't get his way, and suffers from some major Hero Complex issues. Oh yeah,
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Blu-ray Review – Sixteen Candles (1984)

Blu-ray Review – Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles, 1984. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Molly Ringwald, Paul Dooley, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Gedde Watanabe, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, and Michael Schoeffling. Synopsis: Sixteen Candles has been released on home video a bunch of times, including a pair of Blu-rays from Universal, but this new Blu-ray from Arrow is packed with […]

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Dan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Dan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
On July 1, 2020, actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd will celebrate his 68th birthday. The actor has had a long and steady career ever since he first began doing improvisational comedy with the famed Second City troupe in both their Chicago and Toronto theaters.

Fame came to Aykoyd when he was hired for what seemed like a low expectations comedy/variety show NBC was beginning for late Saturday evenings. “Saturday Night Live” became a bit of a phenomenon launching all the original “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” (as the cast was called) into stardom. Aykroyd along with Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris suddenly found themselves among the most talked about television stars working in the business.

Aykroyd and Belushi became especially close friends during the series run and began working in films together such as “Neighbors,” “The Blues Brothers” and potentially “Ghostbusters,” but
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‘Homecoming’ Team On Delving Into Wide-Open Spaces In Season 2 – Contenders TV

‘Homecoming’ Team On Delving Into Wide-Open Spaces In Season 2 – Contenders TV
The first season of Homecoming was deliberately claustrophobic, set largely in the Homecoming Transitional Support Center with nods to All the President’s Men and The Parallax View. Season 2 of the Amazon Prime Video drama is a little bit less Alan Pakula and a little more Brian De Palma, according to director/executive producer Kyle Patrick Alvarez.

“One of the draws to me was, having loved Season 1 so much, and having loved Sam [Esmail]’s aesthetic approach, the challenge was how do we translate that feeling when so much of that feeling was the Homecoming facility set,” Alvarez said during Deadline’s Contenders Television virtual event. “That was so meticulously designed to fit that tone, but now we’re going to be in forests and lakes so we have to re-conceive how to technically approach the scenes so that it felt like Homecoming but on a larger canvas. Sam was digging
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Will ‘SNL’ reassert itself in the comedy guest acting Emmy races after last year’s ‘Marvelous’ sweep?

Will ‘SNL’ reassert itself in the comedy guest acting Emmy races after last year’s ‘Marvelous’ sweep?
Saturday Night Live” has made a killing in the guest comedy Emmy categories ever since it was allowed to compete there 11 years ago. The show has collected 10 statuettes in that timeframe — five in each category — but none last year. Can it find its way back to the podium in September?

Last year was just one of three years in which “SNL” did not win either comedy guest category; the awards went to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s” Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby. 2013 was the first instance, when Melissa Leo (“Louie”) and Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory”) triumphed — the latter winning his long-awaited first Emmy. In 2015, Joan Cusack (“Shameless”) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”) were victorious. Cusack lucked out in that she didn’t have to compete against an “SNL” nominee at all.

Here are “SNL’s” guest wins:

2009: Tina Fey, Justin Timberlake

2010: Betty White

2011: Justin Timberlake

2012:
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Emmys trivia: Linda Cardellini (‘Dead to Me’) eyes second career nomination, but what was her first?

Emmys trivia: Linda Cardellini (‘Dead to Me’) eyes second career nomination, but what was her first?
Linda Cardellini is back in the awards conversation for her emotional performance in Netflix’s “Dead to Me.” The dark comedy only nabbed a single nomination last year for Cardellini’s co-star Christina Applegate, but now many of Gold Derby’s Emmy Experts think both ladies will show up in Best Comedy Actress for Season 2. Should Cardellini hear her name called on Emmy nominations morning, it would actually be her second career bid. Do you remember her first?

Cardellini originally earned a hug from the TV academy in 2013 for her fan-favorite turn in “Mad Men,” where she played Sylvia Rosen, one of Don Draper’s (Jon Hamm) final mistresses. At the Emmys Cardellini faced off against eventual Best Drama Guest Actress winner Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife”) as well as Joan Cusack (“Shameless”), Jane Fonda (“The Newsroom”), Margo Martindale (“The Americans”) and Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”).

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Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles
John Hughes’ breakthrough writing-directing hit still carries a glow that defuses its rougher edges, making it one of the best of ’80s Teen comedies. Even the savvy Soraya Roberts cuts it some slack, thanks to the authentic presence and fine performance of Molly Ringwald. Hughes’ amusing script comes up with at least ten moments that would have made Preston Sturges laugh, and his perfect casting for personalities young and old makes his direction look inspired. With great turns by Anthony Michael Hall, Haviland Morris, Debbie Pollack, Gedde Watanabe, Paul Dooley, and Michael Schoeffling.

Sixteen Candles

Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

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1984 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 94, 92 min. / Street Date April 14, 2020 / Available from Arrow Video / 18.99

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Blanche Baker, Edward Andrews, Carole Cook, Max Showalter, John Cusack, Debbie Pollack, Joan Cusack, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jami Gertz, John Kapelos,
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Best Drama Guest Actress: Who do you have in 1st place for our 2020 Emmy predictions center?

Best Drama Guest Actress: Who do you have in 1st place for our 2020 Emmy predictions center?
You can now predict the 2020 Emmy Award nominations for the guest categories in the Gold Derby predictions center. Best Drama Guest Actress reigning champion Cherry Jones is back to defend her crown — from herself. In addition to her part on “The Handmaid’s Tale” for which she received back-to-back nominations for different episodes from the second season, she also contends this year for her new role on “Succession,” which remains the odds-on front-runner to win Best Drama Series.

SEEour rundown on the Best Comedy Guest Actress race.

Jones is not the only “The Handmaid’s Tale” actress eyeing another win in this category. Alexis Bledel is back in contention for the eligible third season, having won this category for the first season before being nominated in Best Drama Supporting Actress for the second. Bledel and Jones are joined by new co-star Julie Dretzin and returning co-star Clea DuVall.

Bledel and Jones again
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Actor John Cusack Allegedly Attacked By Police While Filming – Watch Video Of Incident

Actor John Cusack Allegedly Attacked By Police While Filming – Watch Video Of Incident
John Cusack posted on Twitter that he was attacked by Chicago police while filming the protests in that city.

Cusack, whose films include Better Off Dead, Say Anything, Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity and Love & Mercy, is the brother of actresses Anne and Joan Cusack. He has been documenting the Chicago protests that erupted in the wake of Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death while in police custody.

Cusack wrote on Twitter: “Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike.”

The video posted by Cusack doesn’t show the incident, but audio from it indicates he’s angrily advised to move along by an unknown assailant. There’s then the sound of metal being slammed.

“Alright, alright,” Cusack is heard saying. Cusack also said in a separate tweet that he had been hit by pepper spray while out.
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Are Real Time 'Laughs' Real Groaners? Is Amy Schumer a Saucy Cook? What Was Best Legends Spoof? And More Qs!

Are Real Time 'Laughs' Real Groaners? Is Amy Schumer a Saucy Cook? What Was Best Legends Spoof? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Homecoming, Snowpiercer, Insecure and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

1 | Were you disappointed that Drag Race‘s Season 12 reunion completely skirted around the disqualified elephant in the room? And what in the luchador hell was RuPaul thinking when he put this look together?

More from TVLinePerformer of the Week: Hong Chau Snowpiercer Sneak Peek: Mr. Wilford Speaks Up to Soothe a Tense TrainTV Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. Steady With Final Premiere, Game On! Tops Night

2 | Real Time With Bill Maher
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Homecoming Season 2 Timeline Explained

Homecoming Season 2 Timeline Explained
The following contains spoilers for Homecoming season 2.

A woman wakes up on a canoe in the middle of a lake, she has no idea who she is or how she got there. She sees a man on shore and screams for help, but instead of offering aid, he runs away. She eventually discovers her name, Jaqueline, on a military ID, and after a run-in with local law enforcement, she sets off to find answers about her identity and present circumstances. So begins Homecoming season 2.

Homecoming‘s first season played with time, revealing its narrative over alternating scenes from past and present. Season two is a little more straightforward, breaking the story up into two blocks that mostly follow a linear progression. Still, it might be helpful to view the events of season 2 in as chronological a way as possible. With that in mind, here is Homecoming season 2, “unfolded.”

We meet
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‘Homecoming’ Director Breaks Down Walter Cruz’s Dark – and Deadly – Turn in Season 2

‘Homecoming’ Director Breaks Down Walter Cruz’s Dark – and Deadly – Turn in Season 2
(The following story contains spoilers for the entire second of Amazon Prime’s “Homecoming”)

Homecoming” ends its second season much less ambiguously than the Sam Esmail-directed freshman run. And in much, much deadlier fashion, thanks to Walter Cruz (Stephan James).

It turns out Cruz wasn’t the mellowed out, seemingly-happy guy that Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts) believed him to be when she caught up with him in that diner three years after he was experimented on at the Homecoming facility. It turns out, according to director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, that having parts of your mind wiped has some long-term consequences, especially when you find out who is responsible.

“I always saw and felt Heidi understood that Walter had become this idealistic version of himself. That he was here, he was in his happy place in a way,” Alvarez told TheWrap. “I think what the season does, it says ‘No,
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Chris Cooper (‘Homecoming’) on subverting expectations: ‘He’s disillusioned with the CEO way of life’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Chris Cooper (‘Homecoming’) on subverting expectations: ‘He’s disillusioned with the CEO way of life’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“He’s a mystery character, he’s the CEO, the creator of Geist Industries, however we find out that he’s not a CEO type,” reveals Chris Cooper about his mysterious new role on psychological thriller “Homecoming.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Cooper above.

See Emmys 2020 exclusive: Amazon Studios categories for ‘Hunters,’ ‘Maisel,’ ‘Modern Love’ and more

Amazon Prime Video’s critically acclaimed “Homecoming” is back for a second season without leading lady Julia Roberts (who has stayed on as a producer on the show), this time starring Janelle Monae as Jackie, a woman who wakes up stranded in a rowboat with no memories of what has happened to her. The series is a taut seven episodes of 30 minutes each, following Jackie as she uncovers the mystery around her past and the continuation of the first season story line of the nefarious Geist Corporation’s testing of an experimental
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‘Homecoming’s’ Kyle Patrick Alvarez On The Brilliance Of Joan Cusack & Embracing The 30-Minute Thriller Format [Interview]

‘Homecoming’s’ Kyle Patrick Alvarez On The Brilliance Of Joan Cusack & Embracing The 30-Minute Thriller Format [Interview]
It’s one thing for an actor to replace a superstar in the second season of a TV series. For Amazon Prime’s “Homecoming” that meant Janelle Monae effectively needing to fill the shoes of one of the few real movie stars left in the world, Julia Roberts. It’s another thing for a filmmaker to replace the original director who brought a very distinctive style to the first season. That was the task for Kyle Patrick Alvarez.

Continue reading ‘Homecoming’s’ Kyle Patrick Alvarez On The Brilliance Of Joan Cusack & Embracing The 30-Minute Thriller Format [Interview] at The Playlist.
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Homecoming Season 2 Review: A Missed Opportunity

Homecoming Season 2 Review: A Missed Opportunity
Homecoming was one of my favorite shows of 2018. It made my Top Ten List for 2018.

It was quirky and original (even if based off of a popular podcast), and you could tell Sam Esmail poured his heart into the venture.

Julia Roberts starred (and executive produced), turning in one of her best performances to date.

Fast-forward to 2020 and the release of Homecoming Season 2.

I knew it would look different because Roberts would no longer lead (although she's still executive producing), and Esmail, while still on board, would no longer direct.

But the change is so significant as a result of their diminished roles that there's not much story to tell.

Season 2 centers around a new character named Alex (or Jackie), played by Janelle Monáe, who appears in a rowboat -- much like the protagonist in the original Friday the 13th movie -- with a confused look on her face.

She's got no memory,
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‘Homecoming’ Season 2: TV Review

‘Homecoming’ Season 2: TV Review
It’s been a particular frustration of this era of TV to watch shows that demanded no amplification — self-contained limited series that ended elegantly — contort themselves into new and unnatural shapes to keep the applause going. The key example of this so far has been “Big Little Lies,” a show that made a crystalline one-season-long case for the power of collaboration and friendship, then fractured its central group in season 2 simply for conflict’s sake.

But the second outing of “Big Little Lies,” at least, retained key talent in front of and behind the camera, ensuring some familiar pleasures remained. Not so with Amazon’s “Homecoming,” whose superlative first season was fueled both by the chemistry between Julia Roberts and Stephan James and by Sam Esmail’s direction, with its self-conscious debts to Hitchcock. (The something-more-than-homage was forgivable in part because of the sheer panache with which Esmail carried it off.
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‘Homecoming’ Season 2 Review: Déjà Vu All Over Again

‘Homecoming’ Season 2 Review: Déjà Vu All Over Again
A woman wakes up in a rowboat. She’s in the middle of a lake. She has no idea how she got there. Worse, she has no idea who she is.

This is a hell of a starting point — the possibilities seem virtually limitless for the kinds of stories you could tell from here. In this case, though, it’s not a beginning, but a continuation: the premiere of the belated second season of Amazon’s Homecoming. And the story that unfolds as the woman figures out her identity is
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TV News Roundup: Amazon Releases Trailer for ‘Homecoming’ Season 2 (Watch)

TV News Roundup: Amazon Releases Trailer for ‘Homecoming’ Season 2 (Watch)
In today’s TV News Roundup, Amazon released the trailer for Season 2 of “Homecoming,” and Netflix announced the premiere date for the final episodes of “Fuller House.”

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Netflix has announced that the second half of the fifth and final season of “Fuller House” will debut on the streamer on June 2. The first nine episodes of the season premiered on Dec. 6, 2019 and the final nine lead to a series finale. The show picks up immediately upon DJ (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy’s (Andrea Barber) triple engagement. Jeff Franklin, Thomas L. Miller, Robert L. Boyett, Steve Baldikoski, Bryan Behar and John Stamos serve as executive producers.

CNBC has announced that Season 5 of “Jay Leno’s Garage” will premiere on May 20 at 10 p.m. Upcoming guests include Kelly Clarkson, Matt LeBlanc, Blake Shelton and Norm Macdonald. The series comes from Original Productions, a Fremantle company, and Kit & Kaboodle. Leno,
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