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Wendi McLendon-Covey Says Kids at Border vs. Concentration Camps Are Not So Different

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Wendi McLendon-Covey Says Kids at Border vs. Concentration Camps Are Not So Different
"The Goldbergs" star Wendi McLendon-Covey says there's not much difference between children held at the border and those in concentration camps ... and she's scolding politicians for thinking otherwise.  We got Wendi at Lax Friday morning, where she shamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible as an excuse for separating kids from their parents who were just gunning for a better life in the U.S. There have been photos circulating of children allegedly
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‘Bernard and Huey’ Film Review: Jules Feiffer’s Cartoon Characters Don’t Translate to Three Dimensions

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‘Bernard and Huey’ Film Review: Jules Feiffer’s Cartoon Characters Don’t Translate to Three Dimensions
“I can’t decide which one of you is more narcissistic” is a line from Dan Mirvish’s adaptation of Jules Feiffer’s comic strip “Bernard and Huey,” and it’s one of two pieces bits of dialogue — amidst a roaring avalanche of verbiage, mind you — that neatly encapsulates the experience of watching this movie.

The other line is “Do you really believe this s–t, or are you just talking?”

“Bernard and Huey” is the story of Bernard, a 49-year-old editor of historical non-fiction, with an active sex life and not much else. He’s been living in his apartment for a whole five years, and he hasn’t even bothered to get a table yet. One night there’s a knock on Bernard’s door, and he’s surprised to discover his estranged college friend Huey on the other side, waving around fistfuls of cash and looking for a place to stay.
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Reel Moms Get More Real: The Evolution of the Sitcom Mom (Column)

Reel Moms Get More Real: The Evolution of the Sitcom Mom (Column)
With all due respect to my mother, I was raised by sitcom moms. A latchkey kid, I grew up in front of the television (small wonder I ended up with this job), and with my own mother working full-time, I soaked up the attention of Mrs. Brady, Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Cleaver as soon as I got home from school.

I was fascinated by the idea of a mother who would have milk and cookies waiting for me, or would braid my hair while helping me with my homework.

But that was a fantasy — and as I got older, I
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‘Two Dope Queens’ Star Phoebe Robinson Cast In Paramount’s ‘What Men Want’

Exclusive: Phoebe Robinson, one half of HBO’s Two Dope Queens, is set to play Ciarra in What Men Want, the Taraji P Henson-toplined gender-swamping redo of the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The pic, from Paramount Players, is being directed by Adam Shankman. Tracy Morgan, Aldis Hodge, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Max Greenfield co-star. The script is by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck with previous revisions by Tina Chism. It’s about a female sports agent…
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Melissa McCarthy movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘St. Vincent’

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Melissa McCarthy movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘St. Vincent’
Melissa McCarthy has once again teamed with her husband Ben Falcone to write, direct and star in her latest comedy film “Life of the Party” in which she plays a divorcee who goes back to college. The complication in this plot is that she is attending the same college as her daughter. McCarthy also has another film opening this fall entitled “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” which has already been getting some Oscar buzz in Gold Derby’s forums as a possible contender for Best Actress for McCarthy. This film is a rare dramatic turn for the actress and tells the true-life story of a professional biographer who gets herself into financial and ethical trouble.

SEEWho’s the best Comedy Actress Emmy winner this decade: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melissa McCarthy or Edie Falco? [Poll]

McCarthy started her career doing improvisational comedy at The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, which is also where she met Falcone.
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The Goldbergs: Season Five Ratings

Fans don't have to spend much time worrying if The Goldbergs TV show will be cancelled at the conclusion of the fifth season. ABC already renewed it through season six, back in May of 2017. Even though it is still a top-five ratings earner for the Alphabet network, every show has a natural shelf-life, so how much longer will we enjoy this family's company? Will The Goldbergs be cancelled or renewed beyond the sixth season? Stay tuned. A 1980s period sitcom, The Goldbergs stars Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sam Lerner, Patton Oswalt (narrator), and Aj Michalka, with George Segal and Jeff Garlin. The ABC comedy centers on a family from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Youngest son Adam (Giambrone) videotapes his family’s craziness and provides commentary as an adult (Oswalt). In season five, the siblings will struggle with huggies, snuggies and nubbies, as
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Melissa McCarthy movies: 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Melissa McCarthy movies: 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Melissa McCarthy has once again teamed with her husband Ben Falcone to write, direct and star in her latest comedy film “Life of the Party” in which she plays a divorcee who goes back to college. The complication in this plot is that she is attending the same college as her daughter. McCarthy also has another film opening this fall entitled “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” which has already been getting some Oscar buzz in Gold Derby’s forums as a possible contender for Best Actress for McCarthy. This film is a rare dramatic turn for the actress and tells the true-life story of a professional biographer who gets herself into financial and ethical trouble.

McCarthy started her career doing improvisational comedy at The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, which is also where she met Falcone. She then went on to a successful run on the TV series “The Gilmore Girls” for seven seasons.
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The Goldbergs: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on ABC?

Vulture Watch Are legwarmers a thing of the past? Is The Goldbergs TV show cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Goldbergs, 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 ABC television network, The Goldbergs stars Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sam Lerner, Patton Oswalt (narrator), and Aj Michalka, with George Segal and Jeff Garlin. The 1980s period comedy centers on a family from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Youngest son Adam (Giambrone) videotapes his family’s craziness and provides commentary as an adult (Oswalt). In season five, the siblings
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The Goldbergs: Creator Doesn't Want the ABC Show to End with Season Six

The Goldbergs has already been renewed for a sixth season, but will that be it? Recently, creator Adam F. Goldberg spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his hopes for the future of the ABC TV show.Set in the 1980s, the sitcom centers on a family from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. The cast includes Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sam Lerner, George Segal, and Jeff Garlin.Read More…
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The Official Logo For The Next ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Has Been Unveiled

Sony Pictures has revealed the new logo/ title card for the next movie in the Goosebumps series, Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween. The movie is set to land in cinemas this October, and the new title was unveiled confirming the full title.

Plot details are sketchy, but the film is said to revolve around three friends who must stop Slappy the dummy from starting the Halloween apocalypse.

A teaser trailer was shown at this week’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, but it i still to debut online.

Slappy returns to a theater near you this October. But first, a special announcement. #GoosebumpsMovie #HauntedHalloween pic.twitter.com/kYeY3Bnt05

Goosebumps (@GoosebumpsMovie) April 24, 2018

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Peyton Wich are amongst the cast.

The sequel will hit cinemas on October 12th, 2018.

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Sony Reveals Official Logo for ‘Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween’

Sony Reveals Official Logo for ‘Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween’
We told you the other night that this year’s Goosebumps sequel, originally titled Goosebumps: Slappy Halloween, has been changed to Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween, a decidedly less fun title that still nevertheless incorporates two of our favorite things: Goosebumps and Halloween. Now, Sony’s doubling down on the title with the release of the official title card. The cast includes Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Jeong (Hangover), Chris […]
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Goosebumps 2 Teaser Announces the Official Title

Goosebumps 2 has finally been given an official title, as revealed by the first teaser for the upcoming sequel. Sony recently brought a presentation for the movie to Cinemacon, which is currently taking place in Las Vegas. During the presentation, they revealed that the movie will be titled Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween. That's different than the previously reported Slappy Halloween title, or the previously rumored titles of Slappy's Revenge and Goosebumps: Horrorland.

The movie is also confirmed for an October 12 release date, getting it out just in time for the Halloween season. While there will be plenty of horror offerings out this year, Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween could wind up capitalizing as a family-friendly option. Shortly after the presentation at Cinemacon, the studio released a brief teaser featuring the evil puppet Slappy discussing the sequel.

"Slappy returns to a theater near you this October. But first, a special announcement. #GoosebumpsMovie #HauntedHalloween

Goosebumps 2 stars Chris Parnell,
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Goosebumps 2 undergoes another change of title

Last month, author R.L. Stine announced that production was underway on the Goosebumps sequel, revealing that the movie was going under the title Goosebumps: Slappy Halloween.

Well, at CinemaCon yesterday, Sony confirmed that the film has undergone a name change, and is now being referred to as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, we do know that the sequel will follow three young friends who have to team up to stop Slappy the dummy from starting the Halloween apocalypse.

Ari Sandel (The Duff) is directing from a script by Rob Lieber, while the cast includes Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester By the Sea), Caleel Harris (Think Like a Man), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Chris Parnell (30 Rock).

It had been thought that Goosebumps star Jack Black would be reprising his voice role as Slappy,
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Goosebumps Sequel Title Officially Announced as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween

From The Haunted Mask to Attack of the Jack-o'-Lanterns, there are several stories in R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series that hold a special place in horror lovers' hearts, so it's rather fitting that the title of the eagerly awaited Goosebumps sequel has been officially announced as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.

The title for the sequel to 2015's Goosebumps was revealed in a new Twitter video (see below) featuring Slappy the living dummy (pictured above in 2015's Goosebumps). One of the antagonists of the previous film, Slappy will return to wreak havoc on a new group of kids in Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween. No other plot details (including whether or not Jack Black will reprise his role as R.L. Stine) have been announced at this time.

Variety previously reported that Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, and Chris Parnell had been cast in the Goosebumps sequel. The trio of comedic actors join a
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Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’

Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’
The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey is in negotiations to join Taraji P. Henson in What Men Want, Paramount Players’ gender-swapping revamp of the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The studio is fast-tracking this one, with principal photography underway in Atlanta and a January 11, 2019 release date already set. Adam Shankman is directing the pic written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck with previous revisions by Tina Chism. The new version follows a…
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Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Adds Peyton Wich; WME Signs Director Gregory Caruso – Film Briefs

Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Adds Peyton Wich; WME Signs Director Gregory Caruso – Film Briefs
Stranger Things and Mr. Mercedes actor Peyton Wich has been cast in Sony's Goosebumps 2, joining Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O'Brien, Caleel Harris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Ari Sandel is developing this latest version based on the popular book series by R.L. Stine. Rob Lieber penned the screenplay for the sequel, which will open in theaters October 12. Neal H. Moritz is producing the pic under his Original Film shingle, along with…
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'Goldbergs' Star Wendi McLendon-Covey in Talks to Join Taraji P. Henson in 'What Men Want' (Exclusive)

'Goldbergs' Star Wendi McLendon-Covey in Talks to Join Taraji P. Henson in 'What Men Want' (Exclusive)
Wendi McLendon-Covey, who stars in ABC's long-running comedy The Goldbergs, will join Taraji P. Henson in Paramount feature What Men Want.

Adam Shankman is directing the comedy, which will shoot in Atlanta this spring.

The comedy is a gender-swapped version of the 2000 Nancy Meyers-directed film What Women Want, which starred Mel Gibson. Henson will play a female sports agent who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear men's thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar.

McLendon-Covey will play Henson's best...
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Film Review: ‘Status Update’

Film Review: ‘Status Update’
Over 90 minutes pass before any character utters anything remotely sensible in “Status Update,” as the protagonist’s no-nonsense mother counsels him to stop worrying about social media: “It’s everybody’s highlight reel of what they want you to see: bulls—t with a filter on it to make it look pretty.” Those words might ring truer in a less antiseptic and artificial context than Scott Speer’s tapioca-bland high school comedy, in which the notionally modern high concept of a magic cellphone app — one that instantly makes our hero’s every status update come true — merely facilitates an age-old “careful what you wish for” fable, in which familiar lessons about staying true to yourself and your friends are learned. Landing in U.S. theaters just a week after Speer’s similarly teen-targeted “Midnight Sun,” this plastic, “Glee”-inflected throwaway will thereafter make a swift transfer to VOD — if ever
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Goosebumps 2 Gets Titled Slappy Halloween as Shooting Begins

Goosebumps 2 Gets Titled Slappy Halloween as Shooting Begins
Goosebumps 2 is officially called Slappy Halloween, according to author R.L. Stine who also revealed that the movie has started filming. Fans have been waiting since 2015 for any news about the sequel, and slowly, reports have been trickling in, with previous reports calling the movie Slappy's Revenge and even Horrorland, over the summer of 2017. The first movie starred Jack Black and was a huge success upon its release in October of 2015, earning over $150 million off of an initial budget of $58 million. Here's what Stine had to say on social media.

"Happy to announce that filming has begun on the Goosebumps movie sequel. Title: Slappy Halloween. Meanwhile, the new Goosebumps SlappyWorld book has just been published."

Slappy the Dummy is making his return for Goosebumps 2, but it's still not clear if Jack Black will return to voice the character at this time. It had been previously reported that the sequel will feature a brand-new cast.
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R.L. Stine Reveals Official ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Title: ‘Slappy Halloween’

R.L. Stine Reveals Official ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Title: ‘Slappy Halloween’
Originally rumored to be titled Slappy’s Revenge, creator R.L. Stine tweeted out the official title for Sony Pictures’ forthcoming Goosebumps sequel: Slappy Halloween. It’s a fun play on “Happy Halloween” and also confirms the return of the franchise villain, Slappy. Sony Pictures has been building the film’s cast, recently adding Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Reno 911”, “The Goldbergs”, Bridesmaids), Ken Jeong (“Community”, Hangover), and Chris Parnell (Anchorman, […]
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