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Report: Jodie Foster To Play Key Role In The ‘Y: The Last Man’ Series

Report: Jodie Foster To Play Key Role In The ‘Y: The Last Man’ Series
Jodie Foster’s been missing from the screen for five years, but it appears her hiatus is over. That Hashtag Show is reporting that Foster is in talks to star in FX’s upcoming series “Y: The Last Man” based on the Brian K. Vaughan comic series of the same name. The series is set in a world where a mysterious plague has wiped out the world’s male chromosome.
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Weekend Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Earns $15.3M in Previews

Weekend Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Earns $15.3M in Previews
The dinos are back.

Universal and Amblin's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomped into North American theaters Thursday night, earning a promising $15.3 million in previews. As expected, that's behind the $18.5 million preview gross for Jurassic World in summer 2015, but still a strong number on its own. The preview number was on par with last summer's Spider-Man: Homecoming ($15.4 million), and ahead of the more recent Solo: A Star Wars Story ($14.1 million).

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom should easily fend off holdover Incredibles 2 and win the weekend race with a domestic opening in the $130 million-$140 million range....
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AMC Renews ‘The Terror’ Anthology Series for Season 2, Which Is Set in an Internment Camp

AMC Renews ‘The Terror’ Anthology Series for Season 2, Which Is Set in an Internment Camp
AMC and Ridley Scott are about to haunt your dreams all over again. And this time they are doing it in a historical, but terrifyingly topical, fashion.

The network announced Friday it’s renewed its first-ever anthology series, “The Terror,” for a second season. This installment hails from Scott (who executive produced the first season) and co-creators Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein.

According to the official logline, the next iteration of the anthology series will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.

“I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period,” said Woo. “We hope to convey the abject terror of the historical experience in
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‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Ordered by ABC

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‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Ordered by ABC
Roseanne’ is returning, but without its namesake.

ABC has given a series order to “The Conners,” a spinoff starring original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman. Not part of the new series will be Roseanne Barr, who played the matriarch on the long running and recently revived — and more recently canceled — multi-camera comedy. Barr will, according to ABC, have no financial or creative involvement in the spinoff.

“The Conners” is slated to debut this fall and take over the 8 p.m. Tuesday time period that “Roseanne” had been slated to occupy until the show was abruptly canceled last month in response to a racist statement made on Twitter by Barr. Additional cast members and a premiere date will be announced at a later date.

Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez will serve as executive producers on the spinoff,
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'Jurassic World 2' Roars into Domestic Theaters as 'Incredibles 2' Looks to Hold Strong

'Jurassic World 2' Roars into Domestic Theaters as 'Incredibles 2' Looks to Hold Strong
While it may not appear out of the ordinary, this weekend's release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and its anticipated $100+ million opening will mark only the second time ever that two different films have opened with over $100 million back-to-back at the box office.

The first and last time this happened was in 2007 when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opened with $114.7 million following Shrek the Third's $121.6 million opening the weekend prior. In fact, the rarity of what will take place this weekend doesn't end there as only eight times following a $100+ million performance at the weekend box office has a film not repeated at #1 the following weekend. Even more rare, two films have never brought in more than $100 million over the same weekend.

Should Incredibles 2 drop 45.26% or less this weekend we'll have yet another piece of history to discuss come Sunday morning.

After debuting internationally just over two weeks ago,
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Will Roseanne Be Killed Off on The Conners Spinoff? Here's What We Know

Will Roseanne Be Killed Off on The Conners Spinoff? Here's What We Know
On Thursday, the Roseanne spinoff, tentatively titled The Conners, was picked up at ABC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will star John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf as Dan Conner, Darlene Conner, and Jackie Harris, respectively, and air this Fall with 10 new episodes. The spinoff will take over Roseanne's former Tuesdays at 8 p.m. time slot, which was pulled from the Disney-owned network after Roseanne Barr's racist tweets in May.

While very limited details have been announced about The Conners, we can't help but wonder what will happen to the brazen matriarch of the Conner family now that Barr is no longer a star. The official premise released by ABC reveals the new show revolves around the Conners facing "the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before" in the aftermath of "a sudden turn of events." As ET points out,
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‘Dear White People’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix

‘Dear White People’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix
Netflix has picked up a third season of its hit comedy series Dear White People for premiere next year.

The renewal was just announced in the form of a social asset by narrator Giancarlo Esposito (finally seen for the first time in the Season 2 finale) on behalf of the Order of X (see clip below).

Based on Justin Simien's acclaimed debut indie feature and produced by Lionsgate, Dear White People is set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university…
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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker May Be Involved In Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’ Films

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker May Be Involved In Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’ Films
When DCEU detractors want to point out the flaws of Warner Bros.’ management of their stable of superheroes, the easiest example is the Joker. The character that has never failed them in the past, especially in recent history with Heath Ledger’s iconic performance, has been the source of all sorts of insane rumors and speculation. Will Jared Leto’s Joker show up in “Suicide Squad 2?” How about “Birds of Prey?” Oh yeah, and there’s that standalone movie too right?
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‘American Girl’ Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)

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‘American Girl’ Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)
Hold on to your bonnets, berets and other historically accurate accessories: A movie based on the beloved American Girl dolls is in the works with Mattel and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film producing, insiders told TheWrap.

The project is currently looking for writers. The dolls were first released in 1986 and are sold with books that tell stories of American history. In 1998, Pleasant Company became a subsidiary of Mattel.

This isn’t the American Girls’ first run at Hollywood. In 2008, Abigail Breslin starred in the theatrically released film “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.”
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Charles Krauthammer Dies: Fox News Contributor & Pulitzer-Winning Columnist Was 68

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Charles Krauthammer Dies: Fox News Contributor & Pulitzer-Winning Columnist Was 68
Charles Krauthammer, a conservative veteran Fox News contributor, author and syndicated columnist, died today, less than two weeks after he’d penned a letter saying he had weeks to live. He was 68.

The news was announced by his former Washington Post colleague Paul Farhi on Twitter:

Some sad news: Charles Krauthammer has died. Our obit is coming soon.

— Paul Farhi (@farhip) June 21, 2018

In a letter read on-air June 8 by Outnumbered host Sandra Smith, Krauthammer said he had undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and that it “caused a cascade of secondary complications” for which he has been hospitalized since. Recent tests have revealed that the cancer had returned.

He had been paralyzed since a diving-board accident in the early 1970s that confined him to a wheelchair.

“I don’t like when they make a big thing about it,” Krauthammer said in a 1984 Washington Post interview.
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‘Daredevil’ Ep Steven S. DeKnight Signs Netflix Deal

‘Daredevil’ Ep Steven S. DeKnight Signs Netflix Deal
Former “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has signed an overall deal with Netflix. Under the agreement, DeKnight will develop and produce series and other projects for the streaming service.

DeKnight served as executive producer and showruner on the first season of Marvel action drama “Daredevil,” as well as on the Starz drama “Spartacus.” Among DeKnight’s other credits are “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.” He was the writer and director on his first feature film “Pacific Rim Uprising,” from Legendary Pictures.

Steven S. DeKnight is a multifaceted writer, director, producer and showrunner whose daring visions have gripped audiences for years,
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Here’s What Happened to Two Terrified Children at the Border

As backlash over President Trump’s zero tolerance immigration polices continue reverberate in the national consciousness, the identifies of two young girls, whose stories have become a central part of the narrative this week, were revealed.

On Friday, Daily Mail reporter Karen Ruiz identified Yanela Sanchez as the Honduran girl, whose crying image at the border went viral across the world this week and even graced the cover of Time Magazine.

More surprising still, Ruiz, who spoke to Sanchez’s father, said the family had never been separated.

Also Read: Fox News Stands by Laura Ingraham Amid Boycott Effort Over Immigration Policy Comments

“I spoke to the father of the little Honduran girl photographed crying at the border,” said Ruiz. “He says he has yet to speak to his wife and daughter but reveals they were never separated and are ‘safe'”

I spoke to the father of the little Honduran
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Weinstein Co. Drops Sale Price to $287 Million to Accelerate Deal Closing

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The Weinstein Co. and Lantern Capital, which agreed to buy the studio out of bankruptcy, have agreed to cut the sale price to $287 million from $310 million, a person familiar with the proceedings told TheWrap.

The price cut was announced in Delaware bankruptcy court on Friday as a means to accelerate Lantern closing the deal.

The two sides were haggling over the value of the unreleased projects and the Weinstein Co.’s library of films.

Also Read: Original 'Project Runway' Production Company to Return for Bravo Reboot

TWC’s library contains 277 features films, though some were used as collateral for previous debt restructuring, so the company doesn’t own those outright. In 2010, 0wnership rights to 191 films were transferred to an independent fund that yielded less than $1 million in revenue last year.

Filmmakers for some of TWC’s unreleased films objected in court to the rights to their films being included in the asset fire sale.
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14 Famous Last-Ditch Efforts to Save (Almost) Canceled TV Series (Photos)

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Be it poor ratings, a huge cast member exit, or a showrunner shakeup, shows can suffer many a crisis that puts them on the rocks with their network. But several series have managed  backed away from the cliff thanks to some successful hail mary passes. Heck, some have even been resuscitated after cancellation. Check out the gallery below to see programs that were on the brink of (possible) cancellation for one reason or another, and the last-ditch efforts that were made to save them.

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Animal Planet’s ‘Dodo Heroes’ Highlights Us Soldiers Reuniting With Their Afghanistan Dogs (Exclusive Video)

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Animal Planet’s “Dodo Heroes” highlights those who go to great lengths to save, protect, and rehabilitate animals — and this Saturday’s subject Pen Farthing takes that “heroes” part of the show title to a whole new level.

The man, who as a Royal Marine used to spend his days saving humans in war-torn Afghanistan, now spends them saving dogs there. But Farthing is still saving soldiers in a way, as his mission through his charity Nowzad — named after his own pooch from the war zone — is to reunite American military personnel with their unofficially adopted local four (and sometimes three)-legged friends.

The lengths that Farthing and his organization go through to export these forgotten street dogs from Afghanistan to their specific soldier in the United States is remarkable — as is the cost. TheWrap spoke with Farthing about his very worthy, dangerous, and inspirational mission, which readers can catch
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That Time Rob Schneider Got Rejected for Academy Membership

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That Time Rob Schneider Got Rejected for Academy Membership
Kobe Bryant isn’t the first famous person to be rejected for membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2003, Rob Schneider applied to become a member of the Academy — the organization that gives out the Oscars each year — and was denied entry because actors branch decided that the “Saturday Night Live” alum had not showed enough range in films like “The Animal” and “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.”

“There were some people who felt that basically he has played very similar characters over and over,” Bruce Davis, the Academy’s executive director, told the Wall Street Journal after the organization decided not to extend an invitation.

Also Read: No Kobe, No Problem: Oscars Academy's Class of 2018 on Track to Be as Big and Diverse as Last 2 Years'

Schneider, who had acted in more than 20 movies and starred in such hits as 1999’s “Deuce Bigelow,” had his supporters.
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Iac Pulls More Ads From ‘Ingraham Angle’ After Comments About Migrant Children Detention Centers

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At least one company, Iac, is boycotting “The Ingraham Angle” over its host Laura Ingraham’s comments about immigrant children separated from their parents, according to Politico.

The media company, which already stopped airing ads for Match.com after Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg’s previous advertiser boycott campaign, told Politico that it’s no longer running commercials for HomeAdvisor or Angie’s List. Iac did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment when asked if they had stopped advertising on the show.

During an interview with CNBC on Wednesday (watch the video above), Iac CEO Joey Levin intimated they were no longer going to run ads on Ingraham’s show. “Staying politically neutral is a hard thing to do, but I also think it’s an important thing to do,” he said, responding to a question of how his company deals with social-media driven boycott campaigns. “That
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Jackson Family Patriarch Joe Jackson Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment

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Jackson Family Patriarch Joe Jackson Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment
Joe Jackson, the family patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has been hospitalized and is being treated for cancer, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap on Friday.

It is unclear when Jackson, who is in his late 80s, was hospitalized, or where he was hospitalized.

However, the individual dismissed notions that his children have been blocked from seeing him, saying that several of his 11 children, including daughter La Toya Jackson, as well as his wife Katherine, have visited the ailing patriarch.

Also Read: Joe Jackson Hospitalized in Brazil After Suffering Stroke

The Daily Mail reported that there had been a “tense stand off during which the Jackson family struggled to gain medical information about, and access to, Joe.” The British media outlet also quoted Jackson’s son, Jermaine Jackson, “No one knew what was going on – we shouldn’t have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father,
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19 TV Reboots That Should Have Been Booted (Photos)

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19 TV Reboots That Should Have Been Booted (Photos)
With reboots of “Charmed” and “Magnum Pi” on the way, TheWrap looks at TV revivals that never should’ve happened

“Charlie’s Angels”

“Charlie’s Angels” perfectly captured the goofiness of the ’70s, but it felt painfully out of date in 2011. Critics and audiences agreed: It was canceled after three episodes.

Ironside

Blair Underwood has done some memorable TV work, starting with his career-making role on “L.A. Law.” But his 2013 take on the Raymond Burr crime drama was yanked from NBC’s air even faster than you can say “Lax” or “The Event.”

The Bionic Woman

A 2007 take on the “Six Million Dollar Man” spinoff, this NBC show’s original sin was casting “Battlestar Galactica” ass-kicker Katee Sackhoff as the recurring villain rather than the lead.

Knight Rider

Like so much ’80s television, the original “Knight Rider” is over-celebrated. But NBC’s 2008 version lacked even the original’s dumb charms — and David Hasselhoff.
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