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Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Is The CW TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

Vulture Watch Have Penn and Teller run out of magicians who can stump them? Is the Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on The CW? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on The CW television network, Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a magic competition series hosted by Alyson Hannigan. The TV series showcases talented magicians performing their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. Those who manage to fool the pair win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas act. . Read More…
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The Top Five Penn Jillette Cameos in Movies or TV

Penn Jillette has been one of the biggest personalities in pop culture for a long time now and he’s always been fun to watch no matter where he shows up. Usually it’s his boisterous nature and the fact that he’s accompanied most times by his partner Teller, who never says anything but is still just as funny for his many expressions. Penn has undergone a few changes since his career took off but he’s been the same guy more or less throughout his entire career and has been able to entertain whenever he steps onto the scene. The guy’s funny

The Top Five Penn Jillette Cameos in Movies or TV
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Director's Cut! In select theaters May 10th & 11th. On VOD and Blu-Ray/DVD on May 29th!

From Dread Central Presents comes the new film from the crazed minds of director Adam Rifkin and Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller)! In this ultimate "meta movie," Herbert Blount (Penn Jillette) is a crowdfunding contributor for the new Adam Rifkin feature Knocked Off. Unhappy with the film, he steals the footage and kidnaps actress Missi Pyle to star in his own "director's cut!" The ultimate ‘meta movie’, Director’S Cut is an insane, cinematic sleight of hand trick that reflects on itself, much like the stage persona of its co-star and creator, world famous illusionist Penn Jillette. Here, teamed with acclaimed Director Adam Rifkin, Jillette conjures a mind bending, genre defying movie-within-a-movie-mash-up that’s part narrative thriller, part docu-mental-case. Starring Missi Pyle, Director’S Cut is about a...

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Penn Jillette is a Hollywood-Obsessed Stalker in This Bonkers Trailer For Director's Cut

The first trailer has been released for an extremely weird looking film called Director's Cut, which stars Penn Jillette as a crazy Hollywood-obsessed who stalks and kidnaps his favorite actress. Not only does Jillette star in the film, but he also wrote it and it just looks completely bat-shit crazy. The movie was directed by Adam Rifkin and this is what he had to say about the plot:

"Director’s Cut is a movie about a film-obsessed stalker who is played by Penn Jillette and is fixated on his favorite actress, Missi Pyle. He gains access to the set of her current film by contributing to that movie’s crowdfunding campaign. Once on set, he kidnaps her, steals all of the footage from the film, and, in his dungeon-movie studio, he films additional scenes of the movie, casting himself opposite his captive leading lady as the romantic hero. He takes
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Dread Central Presents: Director’s Cut Trailer Terrorizes Filmmaking

Coming soon from Dread Central Presents is Adam Rifkin’s Director’s Cut! Directed by Rifkin, the film also stars Penn Jillette, Missi Pyle, Harry Hamlin, Hayes MacArthur, and Lin Shaye. “It’s a very, very weird film and has scared off distributors from day one,” Rifkin previously told Entertainment Weekly. “So, that’s why it’s just such a […]
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One Night For One Drop Surpasses $35 Million Goal With Its Sixth Annual Philanthropy Event

Marking World Water Day, One Drop, the international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté to bring safe water access to people across the globe, is proud to report that its signature fundraising event, One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil, has surpassed the $35 million goal it set for itself when the event inaugurated in 2013.

Presented by MGM Resorts International, the sixth edition of One Night for One Drop was held on Friday, March 2, when some of the biggest names in entertainment came together inside the Michael Jackson One Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, for this year’s one-night-only production inspired by the life of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel. The sold-out performance and its gala celebration catapulted One Drop past its original fundraising goal.

Highlights from the show included Jewel’s beautiful hit songs. An unforgettable opening with Arab’s Got Talent winner Emanne Beasha.
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Disney is Developing a Teen Movie Set During Disneyland's Grad Nite

For years Disneyland and Disney World have held a tradition since 1961 where high school students who are graduating get the entire theme park to themselves for one whole night. Having grown up in California, I was lucky enough to have that experience and it was an absolute blast! My friends and I had some fun and wacky adventures that night. It's definitely a lot more fun than prom!

Well, it turns out that Disney Studios is currently developing a film that is set during Grad Nite at Disney World. The news was revealed by David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) while he was a guest on magician Penn Jillette's podcast Penn’s Sunday School. This is what Wain said about it:

"Somebody sent me a thing — Disney wants to do a thing where kids are stuck in Disney World on grad school night, and it’s like a teen [movie]."

Having experienced Grad Nite myself,
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Kevin Smith Says He Lost 17 Lbs. in 9 Days With Post-Heart Attack Diet of Just Potatoes

Kevin Smith Says He Lost 17 Lbs. in 9 Days With Post-Heart Attack Diet of Just Potatoes
You say potato; I say diet food? It's been less than a month since Kevin Smith's massive "widow-maker" heart attack laid out the comedy king and almost took his life. Now, just weeks later, the director, who was told by doctors he had to lose 50 lbs, is making serious changes, namely that he's gone on a very strict diet, currently consisting of only potatoes. In his podcast Hollywood Babble-On, the first since his heart attack, the 47-year-old explained that he's following the diet from illusionist Penn Jillette's book, Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear, which details eating just potatoes for two weeks before incorporating salads and vegetables, but not fruits or...
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‘Crashing’ Season 2: Pete Holmes on the Guest Star From the Premiere That Made the Crew Applaud

‘Crashing’ Season 2: Pete Holmes on the Guest Star From the Premiere That Made the Crew Applaud
The opening shot of Season 2 of “Crashing” is Pete Holmes eating. He literally would not have had it any other way.

“We don’t have a lot of debates or disagreements ever here, which is wonderful. But I was ready to argue for that if it came up,” Holmes said in an interview with IndieWire as the comedian was putting the finishing touches on the sophomore HBO show.

Holmes’ central character (also named Pete), closed out the first season of the show in a decidedly mixed place. After watching his marriage dissolve and his comedy career begin to ascend at the same time, a lingering shot of Pete munching from a takeout container might seem like a counterintuitive way to pick things back up. But for Holmes, that opening sequence (which he says was even longer in the original edit) was true to the same personal experiences that helped drive Season 1.

“I love those moments.
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Magician Penn Jillette Explains How Batman is The Ultimate American Magician

Batman has always been one of my favorite superheroes. I loved that even though he didn't have any superpowers he was still an ultimate badass. But, the ultimate American magician?! I never thought of the Caped Crusader as a magician... until today. Master magician Penn Jillette has opened my eyes and has made me see that, yes... Batman is the ultimate magician!

The Washington Post recently talked to 24 professionals from various industries and asked them what films they thought most accurately portrayed what they themselves do for a living. There's a former Nasa administrator who chose Ridley Scott’s The Martian; a politician picked Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; and then there was an attorney who picked My Cousin Vinny. Those are pretty typical answers, but then there was Penn Jillette, who picked Batman and he gives a great explanation as to why:

"The magic I think
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The 24 Most Accurate Films About Professions: Anthony Bourdain, Penn Jillette, and More Make Their Picks

Film history is home to dozens of space movies, from “2001: A Space Odyssey” to “Interstellar,” but which happens to be the most accurate? If you were to ask a real astronaut, say former Nasa administrator Charles F. Bolden, the answer would not be Kubrick’s magnum opus but “The Martian,” the Matt Damon-starring survival film directed by Ridley Scott. Bolden is one of 24 professionals asked by The Washington Post to name the most accurate film in his line of work, and it appears “The Martian” does space better than any film of its kind.

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“Most people think about astronaut movies and they want to talk about ‘The Right Stuff,'” Bolden tells The Post. “But ‘The Martian’ is just so scientifically accurate, and it tells this story of what we’re on the cusp of — not just Americans,
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Black Mirror season 4: Black Museum review

Louisa Mellor Dec 29, 2017

Season 4 ends with a Black Mirror anthology, featuring three nasty stories and Easter Eggs aplenty. Spoilers ahead…

This review contains spoilers.

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4.6 Black Museum

“This place aint for the faint-hearted,” warns Rolo Haynes, conscienceless exploiter of other people’s misfortunes and curator of the Black Museum. “I think I can handle it” laughs young tourist Nish.

Oh, she can handle it.

This neatly woven anthology of three mini-stories is anchored by two excellent performances. The first is from British actor Letitia Wright, who’s soon to be seen in Marvel’s Black Panther, the second from the hugely charismatic Douglas Hodge (also British) as Haynes, emcee of this horror show.

The titular Black Museum is a warehouse in the desert outside Las
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Kobe Bryant Brings His Whole Family – Including Baby Bianka! – to Jersey Retirement Ceremony

Kobe Bryant Brings His Whole Family – Including Baby Bianka! – to Jersey Retirement Ceremony
A celebration of Kobe Bryant‘s athletic career turned into a family affair — after all, it’s not every day that two of your jersey numbers get retired.

The legendary basketball star was flanked by his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters as the Los Angeles Lakers placed 8 and 24 — both numbers worn by Bryant during his 20-year career — among the previous honorees on the Staples Center wall at Monday night’s ceremony.

Bryant, 39, arrived at the stadium pushing a baby carriage holding 1-year-old Bianka Bella, and shared a special message to his family in his acceptance speech.

“It’s about family.
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Pregnant Kym Johnson & Robert Herjavec Are 'So Happy' for Twins: She's 'Wanted to Be a Mom for a Long Time'

Pregnant Kym Johnson & Robert Herjavec Are 'So Happy' for Twins: She's 'Wanted to Be a Mom for a Long Time'
Expectant parents Kym Johnson Herjavec and Robert Herjavec are over the moon that they will soon be welcoming twins.

“This has been a roller coaster for them the last few years – meeting, falling in love, getting married and now starting a family,” a source tells People about the couple’s nearly three-year romance. (The Shark Tank star is already a dad to three children from his previous marriage.)

Kym has wanted to be a mom for a long time. They’re both so happy,” says the source of Johnson Herjavec, 41, adding, “Kym is feeling great! She will be such a wonderful mother.
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Introducing Ryder Falcon! Country Star Rodney Atkins and Wife Rose Welcome a Son

Introducing Ryder Falcon! Country Star Rodney Atkins and Wife Rose Welcome a Son
Their rainbow baby has arrived!

Rodney Atkins and his wife Rose Falcon Atkins have welcomed their first child together: a son named Ryder Falcon Atkins, his rep confirms to People exclusively. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 2:02 p.m.

“Falcon is Rose’s maiden name, and I really wanted to honor her dad and her 96-year-old grandpa,” Rodney, 48, tells People. “I always loved the name Ry, and Rose came up with Ryder — Ryder Falcon!”

Although Ryder — who measured 20 inches long and weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz., at birth — is the first child for singer-songwriter Rose, country musician
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Savannah Guthrie’s Daughter Vale Meets Her ‘Idol,’ Peppa Pig — See the Adorable Video

Savannah Guthrie’s Daughter Vale Meets Her ‘Idol,’ Peppa Pig — See the Adorable Video
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Good Morning America's Ginger Zee Says She Cried Over Cheese While Expecting Her First Child: 'I Was So Irrational'

Ginger Zee knows what she wants — and when she’s pregnant, it’s cheese.

In a recent sit-down with People’s Celeb Parents Get Real, the Good Morning America chief meteorologist and second-time mom-to-be recalled an emotional incident she experienced when she was pregnant with her son Adrian Benjamin, who turns 2 this month.

“I was making chicken and I had mozzarella cheese and I guess I had and my husband said, ‘We have to throw away the cheese,’ ” said Zee, 36.

“I couldn’t handle it. I was so irrational, ’cause that was my cheese and it was gonna make my dinner,
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'Good Grief!:' Jimmy Fallon Reimagines the CW's Riverdale — with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang

'Good Grief!:' Jimmy Fallon Reimagines the CW's Riverdale — with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

On Tuesday, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premiered a parody of The CW’s hit show Riverdale — though instead of offering another take on the characters in Archie Comics, Fallon and team took on the Peanuts gang.

Our town presents itself like so many other small towns, safe, decent, innocent,” Fallon, as Charlie Brown, says in the clip in a serious narration in the vein of Cole Sprouse’s Jughead Jones on Riverdale. “Get closer though, you start to see the shadows underneath.’

The shadows he was talking about, Tonight Show viewers quickly learned,
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Riverdale Meets Charlie Brown in Fallon's 'Peanuts' Parody — Watch

Riverdale Meets Charlie Brown in Fallon's 'Peanuts' Parody — Watch
The expansion of the Riverdale Cinematic Universe has officially begun, with Kj Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch and Cole Sprouse all appearing in character during the Tonight Show sendup Peanuts.

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The spot-on parody puts Jimmy Fallon’s Charlie Brown at the center of the action, with the central mystery involving the murder of Linus Van Pelt (#SecurityBlanketFail). Like Archie, Charlie Brown’s also got a thing going with his teacher Miss Othmar, and is inspired to write a song after learning that his friend has died. Steve Higgins and Questlove
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'It's a Thumbs Up!' Baby on the Way for Robert and Kym Johnson Herjavec — See the Adorable Photo

'It's a Thumbs Up!' Baby on the Way for Robert and Kym Johnson Herjavec — See the Adorable Photo
Time for Kym Johnson Herjavec to purchase some baby dance shoes!

The Dancing with the Stars pro is pregnant, she confirmed on Instagram Monday with a too-cute ultrasound photo featuring her unborn child flashing a cheeky hand gesture.

” ‘It’s a thumbs up” ,’ ” the mother-to-be wrote alongside the snap.

While the little one on the way will be the first child for Kym, 41, her husband Robert Herjavec is already a dad to three children from a previous marriage.

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