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Spike Lee: Why I Turned 'She's Gotta Have It' Into a TV Series

Spike Lee: Why I Turned 'She's Gotta Have It' Into a TV Series
"I want you to know the only reason I'm consenting to this is because I wish to clear my name." With those words, a twentysomething Brooklyn artist named Nola Darling introduced herself to the world – and, in the process, so did Spike Lee, a prodigiously talented twentysomething writer-director who invented the character for She's Gotta Have It, which hit theaters in the summer of 1986. Speaking directly to the camera, Nola (played by Tracy Camilla Johns) laid out her life's fundamental dilemma: how to be a free-thinking, independent woman who refused
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'Murder on the Orient Express' Review: Whodunnit Redo Is Fast Train to Nowhere

'Murder on the Orient Express' Review: Whodunnit Redo Is Fast Train to Nowhere
Kenneth Branagh is a theater man at heart. So his spanking new version of the 1934 Dame Agatha Christie chestnut Murder on the Orient Express – Branagh directs and stars as world-famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot – feels more like an all-star, theatrically confined stage piece than something freshly reimagined for the screen. Its delights, including dazzling production design and period costumers, are decidedly retro, as is the plot: A man is murdered on the Orient Express. Poirot must interrogates a dozen strangers on the train, each a suspect in the bloody homicide.
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Supergirl season 2 recap

Caroline Preece Oct 6, 2017

With Supergirl season 3 poised to arrive in the Us, and shortly thereafter here in the UK, here's a reminder of all the season 2 action...

Supergirl had an interesting second season. Not only did the series move to The CW after spending its first season on parent network CBS, but it also delved a lot more into Kara’s life as a person outside of her powers. She fell in love, she got a job as a reporter, and she attempted to get by without the wise words of Cat Grant to guide her.

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And she wasn’t the only one experiencing a huge transition, with Alex going through a much-celebrated coming out storyline and James suiting up to become Guardian. With Supergirl’s third season just days away, let
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Will & Grace Courts Max Greenfield, Welcomes Back Leslie Jordan

Will & Grace Courts Max Greenfield, Welcomes Back Leslie Jordan
NBC’s Will & Grace revival is inviting a new friend and an old enemy — like, really old, according to Karen — to join the party.

RelatedWill & Grace Review: It’s as Funny as You Hoped, Maybe Funnier

New Girl‘s Max Greenfield will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the show’s (technically) ninth season, TVLine has learned, though no details about his character are available.

Additionally, Leslie Jordan — who played Karen’s totally heterosexual nemesis Beverley Leslie during the show’s original run — will reprise his iconic role. As with Greenfield’s casting, nothing further is known about Jordan’s return,
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'Feels Like an Episode of Scandal': Twitter Reacts to Shonda Rhimes' Netflix 'Power Move'

'Feels Like an Episode of Scandal': Twitter Reacts to Shonda Rhimes' Netflix 'Power Move'
Just like her hit TV shows, the news that executive producer Shonda Rhimes will depart ABC for Netflix has shaken Twitter.

“Can’t wait to see what shonda rhimes does with the creative freedom and latitude at netflix — but, uh, does this mean grey’s is ending?” one fan wrote Monday.

While Grey’s Anatomy — along with other Rhimes-produced series Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and midseason debut For the People — will continue to air on ABC as planned, others still feared for the consequences the move to a limitless streaming platform will have on their free time.
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"Gotham" Season Finale

Sneak Peek the two-hour "Gotham" Season Finale episode "Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling/ Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul" , airing June 6, 2017 on Fox:

"...with a deadly virus spreading throughout the city, the search for the antidote continues, as 'Fish Mooney' (Jada Pinkett Smith), 'The Riddler' and 'Penguin' reveal plans of their own.

"Bruce meets 'Ra's Al Ghul' (Alexander Siddig) and completes his last task in order to fulfill his destiny, but realizes he can't let go of his past.

"Meanwhile past alliances within 'Gotham City' are broken, while new alliances are formed..."

Cast includes Ben McKenzie as 'Detective James Gordon', Donal Logue as 'Harvey Bullock', David Mazouz as 'Bruce Wayne', Morena Baccarin as 'Leslie Thompkins', Sean Pertwee as 'Alfred', Robin Lord Taylor as 'Oswald Cobblepot'/'Penguin', Erin Richards as 'Barbara Kean', Camren Bicondova as 'Selina Kyle'/the future 'Catwoman', Cory Michael Smith as 'Edward Nygma'/the future 'Riddler',
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Nick and Aaron Carter React to the Death of Their Father, Bob: "My Heart Is Shattered"

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Image Source: Getty / Ron Galella The Carter family is dealing with a heartbreaking loss after Bob Carter, the father of Nick and Aaron Carter, passed away suddenly on Tuesday night in Florida, People confirms. He was 65. Shortly after his death, his famous sons took to social media to express their sadness over their dad's passing. In addition to Aaron sharing a few photos of him and his dad, Nick also asked his fans for privacy during this difficult time. I am heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night... - Nick Carter (@nickcarter) May 17, 2017 While we learn more about the cause of death, and begin the grieving process, we ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time. - Nick Carter (@nickcarter) May 17, 2017 My heart is Completly shattered I'm in shock and I loved my dad so much. #Rip Daddy I Love You. This
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Bob Carter, Father of Nick and Aaron Carter, Dead at 65

Bob Carter, Father of Nick and Aaron Carter, Dead at 65
Bob Carter, the father of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter and singer Aaron Carter, has died, People confirms. He was 65.

The Carter patriarch passed away on Tuesday evening in Florida.

“I am heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night…” Nick, 37, tweeted on Wednesday. “While we learn more about the cause of death, and begin the grieving process, we ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.”

“My heart is completely shattered,” Aaron, 29, tweeted — sharing the last photo the two took together. “I’m in shock and I loved my dad so much.
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Nick & Aaron Carter's Dad Dead at 65

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11:52 Am Pt -- Aaron just shared a message as well, saying, "My heart is broken, we are so hurt we lost you poppa way too soon. You were never human to me, you were always my real life super hero." 11:20 Am Pt -- Nick just tweeted about his dad's death, saying, "I am heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night."Nick and Aaron Carter's father has died ... TMZ has learned.
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SNL: Watch Melissa McCarthy Join the Five Timers' Club, Trump Stymies Lester Holt and More Highlights

SNL: Watch Melissa McCarthy Join the Five Timers' Club, Trump Stymies Lester Holt and More Highlights
Melissa McCarthy was officially inducted into Saturday Night Live‘s Five Timers’ Club this weekend, with a little help from Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

The Bridesmaids star was presented with her honorary club robe at the end of a so-so episode, which is likely only to be remembered for McCarthy’s Sean Spicer and Baldwin’s President Donald Trump making out at the end of a press-briefing sketch.

VideosSNL: Sean Spicer and President Trump Make Out in Unforgettable Sketch

Marrieds Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were also on hand for an endearing Mother’s Day-themed monologue, which
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Chris Pratt Hilariously Volunteers 'Parks and Rec' Alter Ego Burt Macklin for Vacant FBI Director Position

Chris Pratt Hilariously Volunteers 'Parks and Rec' Alter Ego Burt Macklin for Vacant FBI Director Position
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump shocked the nation when he abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, and announced that the search for a new director will begin immediately.

Well, it looks like Chris Pratt might have already come up with the perfect candidate: FBI Agent Burt Macklin!

Watch: 'Parks and Recreation's' Leslie Knope Writes Letter of Hope to America After Donald Trump's Victory

Pratt took to Twitter on Wednesday to offer Macklin's services, writing, "Just lemme know."

The badass FBI character was the alter-ego/imaginary persona of Pratt's Parks & Recreation character, Andy Dwyer, and might be one of the best running jokes on the show.

From his efforts to stop international art thief Janet Snakehole to his less-than-clandestine infiltration of the Wamapoke County Records office, Burt Tyrannosaurs Macklin is a man of action -- despite his former retirement, faked death, and getting framed for stealing the president's rubies.

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Will & Grace Returns: NBC Officially Orders 10-Episode Revival

Somewhere Leslie Jordan is doing the “Told Ya So” dance.

After months of reports, rumors and innuendo, NBC is making it official: The network has ordered a 10-episode Will & Grace revival to air during the 2017-18 TV season. All four of the series’ Emmy-winning stars — Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally — will reprise their signature roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen, with series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan on board as showrunners and exec producers. Additionally, TV legend James Burrows, who directed every episode of the sitcom during its initial eight-year run, will helm all 10 episodes.
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Hamilton’s Newest Star Wayne Brady Can’t Even Get His Friends Tickets

Hamilton’s Newest Star Wayne Brady Can’t Even Get His Friends Tickets
Wayne Brady may be in joining the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s über sold-out musical Hamilton, but that doesn’t mean his friends can expect free tickets.

The 44-year-old actor — who begins performances as Aaron Burr (sir) in the Chicago cast of the historical hip-hopera on Tuesday — recorded told TMZ that he’s not the one to come to for handouts.

“I don’t get no damn comps,” he said in the clip. “Specifically, let me repeat that now: I don’t get no damn comps. Either you have to be related to me by blood or we’re sleeping together,
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Supergirl Scoop: Livewire, Metallo and More Villains Returning in 2017

Supergirl Scoop: Livewire, Metallo and More Villains Returning in 2017
Some of Supergirl‘s fiercest foes are itching for a rematch in the new year.

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Livewire (played by Brit Morgan) and Metallo (Frederick Schmidt) are among the villains returning to the CW drama in 2017, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Metallo (aka John Corben) appeared in the first two episodes of Season 2; originally an assassin ordered to kill Lena Luthor, he was later turned into a cyborg by the not-so-good people of Cadmus.

RelatedSupergirl Midseason Finale Recap: Earth-1 to Kara! (Plus, Let’s Talk About All That Kissing)

Supergirl viewers
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Dave Chappelle Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Night's Best Sketches

Dave Chappelle Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Night's Best Sketches
There was plenty of anticipation going into this weekend’s Saturday Night Live following Donald Trump’s stunning victory to become the 45th president of the United States.

Along with host Dave Chappelle, perhaps best known for the second most beloved sketch comedy series of all time, Chappelle’s Show, the Not Ready for Primetime Players put together a stunning 90 minutes that both spoke to those still upset by Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated candidacy, and those ready to move on and give President-elect Trump a chance to govern.

VideosSNL: Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton Sings Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah

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‘Transparent’ Review: Season 3 is Rewardingly Lost in Transition

‘Transparent’ Review: Season 3 is Rewardingly Lost in Transition
After you’ve done the impossible, what’s next?

The question functions as a central thesis for “Transparent” Season 3, as Maura Pfefferman — who came out to her family in Season 1 and fell in love during Season 2 — wonders why she’s still unhappy despite having “everything.” This kind of morose existentialism has been a marker of outstanding television of late (“The Leftovers,” “BoJack Horseman” and Jay Duplass’ “Togetherness,” to name a few), but perhaps the more interesting aspect of the question itself derives from why Jill Soloway is asking it here and now.

Transparent” Season 2 was a creative barnburner — alive with intensity from scene to scene as Soloway not only made crucial adjustments to the character dynamics established in Season 1, but introduced a time-jumping theme that built to a sensational crescendo of emotions. It was, in reductive terms, the best it could possible be.

So, what’s next?

While it’s
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American Crime: 24 Vet Cherry Jones Joins Season 3 Cast

American Crime: 24 Vet Cherry Jones Joins Season 3 Cast
ABC’s American Crime is adding another Emmy winner to its cast: Cherry Jones will join the acclaimed drama for the upcoming Season 3.

The 24 veteran will play the matriarch of a family-owned agricultural company, according to our sister site Variety, who first broke the news. Her role is recurring, and she joins Crime regulars Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, and Regina King (who just won her second Emmy for Crime) in the Season 3 cast.

RelatedAmerican Crime: Connor Jessup Sets ‘Shocking’ Season 3 Return

Jones won her Emmy in 2009 for playing female President Allison Taylor in Season 7 of the Fox thriller
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Finding Prince Charming Premiere: Did Logo's Gay Dating Show Win You Over?

Finding Prince Charming Premiere: Did Logo's Gay Dating Show Win You Over?
As the first reality dating competition series to feature an all-gay cast, Logo’s Finding Prince Charming is actually pretty historic. But as we all learned from falling asleep during social studies, history isn’t always exciting.

RelatedFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 41 Returning Favorites!

Thursday’s premiere introduced America to 33-year-old interior designer Robert Sepulveda, Jr., accurately described by one of his suitors as “the prototype Disney prince.” And he really is, from his perfectly coiffed hair to his utter lack of enthusiasm. (The fact that he used to be an escort, easily the most interesting aspect of Prince Charming’s past,
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Mindy Newell: Letting In The Light

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“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of Pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination. We’ll begin with a spin, traveling in the world of my creation.

“What we’ll see will defy explanation. If you want to view paradise simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it.

“Wanta change the world? There’s nothing to it. There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination.

“Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.”

Pure Imagination”• Written by Leslie Bricuse and Anthony Newley • Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, sung by Gene Wilder

But I ramble, to turn a phrase…

It’s a tough thing, dealing with depression. It’s a selfish disease, one whose main symptom is that it makes the whole world all about you.

Turn on the television,
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‘Transparent’ Season 3 Will Flash Back to 12-Year-Old Maura

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‘Transparent’ Season 3 Will Flash Back to 12-Year-Old Maura
Transparent” is set to return to Amazon next month, and new details about the dramedy’s third season came to light at the Television Critics Association on Sunday. According to writer Our Lady J, this next go-round will feature flashbacks to 1958, when 12-year-old Maura was not yet out as trans, and revolve around the theme of “coming out of your shell.”

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Here’s a detailed synopsis for the upcoming season: “In ‘Transparent’ season three, our nuclear family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. After a jarring reality check, Maura, having found romantic partnership with Vicki and acceptance from her family, seeks to become the woman she envisions through gender confirmation surgery. Shelly relishes in her newfound love with Buzzy and finally discovers her voice — she’s going to tell her side of
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