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‘Utopia’ Lands Series Order at Amazon, Creator Gillian Flynn Inks Overall Deal at Studio

‘Utopia’ Lands Series Order at Amazon, Creator Gillian Flynn Inks Overall Deal at Studio
The long-gestating American adaptation of “Utopia” has been ordered to series at Amazon, Variety has learned.

In addition, series creator Gillian Flynn has inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios, with “Utopia” being the first project under that deal. Based on the British series of the same name created by Dennis Kelly, “Utopia” follows group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come in to possession of a near mythical cult underground graphic novel. They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and
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Cannes Adds Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,' Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’

Cannes Adds Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,' Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’
Terry Gilliam’s notoriously long-in-the-works “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” will close next month’s Cannes Film Festival, president Pierre Lescure announced Thursday.

In addition, festival organizers confirmed that Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” a serial killer drama starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, would screen out of competition.

On Tuesday, festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux had signaled that the Danish director would be welcomed back to the festival seven years after he was declared “persona non grata” at the festival for comments he made about Adolf Hitler.
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F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie

F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie
It's game on for F. Gary Gray and Hasbro's M.A.S.K. property.

The Fate of the Furious filmmaker will direct the project for Paramount, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

No writer is yet attached to the project, based on the 1980s property created by the now-defunct toy company Kenner. The premise, which revolves around the task force M.A.S.K. (which stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and its battle against the evil V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem), has spawned a cartoon series and comics in addition to a number of toys. Gray is producing the film along with Hasbro.

Gray's Fast and Furious installment...
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‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Just Got an Email That Said ‘Everything Is Changed’ in New Series Finale Cut

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‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Just Got an Email That Said ‘Everything Is Changed’ in New Series Finale Cut
Scandal” fans gather around, because we have the spoiler alert to end all spoiler alerts. Star Bellamy Young told TheWrap Wednesday she received an email telling her “Everything Is Changed'” in a new cut of the series finale that she has yet to see.

For those non-die hard TGIT fans who haven’t been following along, that last episode is set to air tomorrow.
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'Homeland' to End With Season 8, Claire Danes Says

'Homeland' to End With Season 8, Claire Danes Says
As expected, Homeland will end with its upcoming eighth season.

Star Claire Danes has confirmed the news in an interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius Xm show. "Yeah, that’s it," she said when the host brought up the fact that the next season is rumored to be the CIA drama's last. A representative for Showtime said that the network has not made a decision beyond season eight. The drama is currently airing its seventh season, the finale for which is set to air on April 29.

Showtime renewed Homeland for a seventh and eighth season ahead of its sixth season premiere. Sources...
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‘Stranger Things 3’ Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey to Cast

‘Stranger Things 3’ Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey to Cast
Stranger Things 3” has added Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”) and Jake Busey (“Starship Troopers”) to its cast.

Elwes, who is pictured above, will play Mayor Kline. Busey’s character is named Bruce — that’s about all we know at this point.

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos made the announcement today at the streaming service’s What’s Next event in Rome.

As previously announced, Maya Hawke will be one of the third season’s new leads and Priah Ferguson has been promoted to a recurring role.
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Netflix Orders Idris Elba Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie,’ Duplass Brothers’ True Crime Series ‘Evil Genius’

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Netflix Orders Idris Elba Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie,’ Duplass Brothers’ True Crime Series ‘Evil Genius’
Netflix is about to bring you some laughs from Idris Elba and a new true crime series to obsess over courtesy of the Duplass Brothers.

Elba is set to star in “Turn Up Charlie,” while Mark and Jay Duplass will be taking on the docuseries “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist,” the streaming service announced Wednesday at a showcase event in Rome.

In the comedy, created Elba and Gary Reich, Elba plays a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.
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Watch 'Glow' Cast Lip Sync 'Maniac' to Reveal Season Two Premiere Date

Watch 'Glow' Cast Lip Sync 'Maniac' to Reveal Season Two Premiere Date
The cast of Glow, Netflix's comedy series about an Eighties all-female wrestling company, lip sync to the Flashdance classic "Maniac" to reveal the premiere date of the show's second season.

Glow's Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and the rest of the Glorious Ladies of Wrestling get pumped for their matches in the locker room by dancing along to the Michael Sembello track before Marc Maron, who plays Glow's manager Sam, interrupts the fun. The promo then reveals that the Glow girls will be back in the ring on June 29th.
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Jack Huston Fills Out Love Triangle Opposite Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In Netflix’s ‘The Earthquake Bird’

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Jack Huston Fills Out Love Triangle Opposite Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In Netflix’s ‘The Earthquake Bird’
Exclusive: Netflix and writer/director Wash Westmoreland have set Jack Huston to play the male lead in an adaptation of the Susanna Jones novel The Earthquake Bird. He stars alongside previously set Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough. The Earthquake Bird is a Tokyo-set female-driven noir thriller that tells the story of young female expat who is suspected of murder after her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle with a handsome local photographer. Huston, best known for Boardwalk Empire, plays the photog. Pic shoots this May in Tokyo and Sado Island.

Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss will produce alongside Ann Ruark and Twenty First City’s Georgina Pope. Ridley Scott will be exec producer.

The Earthquake Bird won several awards including the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Crime Writers’ Association New Blood Dagger Award for newly published authors. Westmoreland seems a strong
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Syfy Picks Up To Series ‘Deadly Class’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel From The Russo Brothers

Syfy Picks Up To Series ‘Deadly Class’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel From The Russo Brothers
Syfy has picked up to series Deadly Class, based on the critically acclaimed Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, from The Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Sony Pictures TV and Universal Cable Productions. Adapted for television by Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, Deadly Class is described as a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst. Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, it…
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Bruno Sammartino, WWE Legend, Dies at 82

Bruno Sammartino, WWE Legend, Dies at 82
WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino has died. He was 82.

“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino passed away at age 82,” WWE said. “WWE extends its condolences to Sammartino’s family, friends and fans.”

Nicknamed “The Italian Superman,” Sammartino was the second-ever WWE Champion, defeating Buddy Rogers at Madison Square Garden for the belt. Of course in those days, the pro-wrestling promotion was not called “WWE.”

Sammartino went on to hold the title for nearly eight years — by far the longest reign ever. The way wrestling storylines are written these days, that mark will never be eclipsed.

More to come…
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‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Among Peabody Entertainment, Youth Winners (Exclusive)

The Peabody Awards board of jurors has announced the nine entertainment winners, including children’s and youth programming, for series released in 2017.

Netflix leads with three honorees — “A Series of Unfortunate Events” starring Neil Patrick Harris, which won for children and youth programming; mockumentary “American Vandal” about a high school prank; and stand-up special “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” which touches on the comedian’s struggles as an immigrant. HBO follows with two wins for Issa Rae’s “Insecure” and late-night show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

Rounding out the list of winners are AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,
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Annie Potts: Dolly Parton inspired the look of Meemaw on ‘Young Sheldon’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Annie Potts: Dolly Parton inspired the look of Meemaw on ‘Young Sheldon’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Annie Potts found inspiration for the look of her character, Meemaw, on the hit CBS comedy “Young Sheldon” from one of the biggest guest stars she worked with on “Designing Women”: Dolly Parton. As she explains in our exclusive video interview (watch above), Connie Tucker may be a grandmother but she is not ready for a rocking chair just yet. She thinks the tough-talking Texan would have modeled herself on Parton who was starring in “Steel Magnolias” in 1989, the year that this prequel to “The Big Bang Theory” is set.

SEEEmmys 2018: Experts say Iain Armitage (‘Young Sheldon’) could become youngest Comedy Actor nominee in history

To get a sense of who Meemaw was to Sheldon (played by Iain Armitage as a boy and Jim Parsons as a man), the actress binged on “Big Bang.” But as she explains, “all of that is just a departure point.” She does
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‘The Voice’ Season 14: Top 12 Finalists In Live Shows

‘The Voice’ Season 14: Top 12 Finalists In Live Shows
Two months in and “The Voice” has finally reached the Top 12 stage of the competition for season 14. A dozen artists are still in the hunt to win this reality competition series hosted by Carson Daly. Each of the four coaches — Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — saw their teams of six cut in half in three live playoffs that aired the week of April. 16.

While Clarkson is a newcomer as a coach, she was a mentor on season 13 when Chloe Kohanski prevailed. That marked the sixth win for Shelton, who has been with the show from the start. He also coached the following to victory: Jermaine Paul (season 2), Cassadee Pope (season 3), Danielle Bradbery (season 4), Craig Wayne Boyd (Season 7) and Sundance Head (season 11)

Levine, who likewise has been a mentor since season one, has taken the title three times: Javier Colon (season 1), Tessanne Chin (season 5) and Jordan Smith
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Watch Deadpool Assemble Ragtag Crew in New 'Deadpool 2' Trailer

Watch Deadpool Assemble Ragtag Crew in New 'Deadpool 2' Trailer
Deadpool slices bullets out of thin air and conducts job interviews in the latest trailer for Deadpool 2, out May 18th.

In the highly anticipated sequel, Marvel's most meta superhero must stop the time-traveling mutant soldier Cable (Josh Brolin) after he kidnaps a young boy. To best Cable, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) puts together his own "super-duper fucking group," which includes Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and Peter, the latter a powerless man who just happened to see Deadpool's classified ad.

With the crew officially assembled, the rest of the trailer boasts
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James Corden’s ‘Shaqnado’ Is Somehow Worse Than ‘Sharknado’ (Video)

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James Corden’s ‘Shaqnado’ Is Somehow Worse Than ‘Sharknado’ (Video)
You guys know how “Sharknado” is terrible, right? Well, allow us to introduce James Corden’s “Shaqnado,” which is somehow even worse than the goofy Syfy TV-movie franchise.

On Wednesday’s “Late Late Show,” Corden and Victoria Beckham teamed up to save the world from a tornado filled with Shaquille O’Neals. There is only way to stop such a storm in its path of destruction: “Make it shoot a free throw,” the CBS personality tells his Spice Girl guest.

Of course that’s the solution.

Also Read: James Corden's Employees Hide From Him in 'A Quiet Place' Parody (Video)

Ready for the tagline? “Looks like the Shaq has hit the fan,” Corden delivers in a particularly melodramatic moment.

Watch the video above, and definitely don’t set your DVRs.

Read original story James Corden’s ‘Shaqnado’ Is Somehow Worse Than ‘Sharknado’ (Video) At TheWrap
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MoviePass Parent’s Shares Crushed After Disclosing Pricing of Stock Sale

Shares Helios and Matheson Analytics, the majority owner of MoviePass, plummeted more than 40% in trading Thursday after announcing the pricing of its $30 million public share offering.

Helios and Matheson, which owns 92% of the MoviePass upstart movie-theater subscription service, on Thursday said it was offering 10.5 million shares for $2.75 per share — 28.2% below Wednesday’s stock closing price of $3.83 per share.

Shares of Helios and Matheson, traded on the Nasdaq with the ticker symbol “Hmny,” have been extremely volatile. Earlier this week, the stock rose more than 45% as investors latched on to Verizon’s disclosure of a 9.3% ownership stake in the company. Hmny had actually revealed the stock deal with Verizon on April 5, as part of Helios and Matheson’s acquisition of the Moviefone service from Verizon’s Oath unit.

Helios and Matheson said the offering of 10.5 million shares is expected to close on or about April 23, 2018. The company said it may use
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‘Scandal’s Biggest Cliffhangers: 10 Times the Audience Has Been ‘Poped’ (Photos)

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‘Scandal’s Biggest Cliffhangers: 10 Times the Audience Has Been ‘Poped’ (Photos)
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read if you haven’t seen every episode of “Scandal,” ever.)

Since the first season of “Scandal,” Shonda Rhimes has made a habit of dangling her White Hats off a cliff as often as possible — much to the frustration of fans everywhere.

While we love us a good shock, every time the Shondaland series comes to a finale, a mid-season finale, or even a flippin’ premiere at this point, we start guzzling wine and shoveling in popcorn as fast as we can, while wondering what will happen to Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and the other Gladiators. And now that the winter finale for “Scandal”s seventh and final season drops on Thursday, Nov. 16 , we’ve pretty much cleared a bottle of vino and three bags of the buttery stuff waiting for all the shoes to drop.

So, just to make matters worse for “Scandal” fans everywhere, we’ve rounded up the series’ biggest cliffhangers. Scroll through the gallery below and remember ten times Rhimes has seriously ticked you off.

Also Read: How 'Scandal' Just Explained the Reality of Sexism With One Witty Remark

P.S. Rhimes, we love you. But, just, why???

The winter finale of the final season of “Scandal” airs tonight, Thursday, Nov. 16, at 9/8 c on ABC.

Read original story ‘Scandal’s Biggest Cliffhangers: 10 Times the Audience Has Been ‘Poped’ (Photos) At TheWrap
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Box-Office Preview: 'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' Set to Drown Out 'I Feel Pretty'

Box-Office Preview: 'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' Set to Drown Out 'I Feel Pretty'
A Quiet Place and Rampage are expected to to duke it out for No. 1 at the box office this weekend despite the entry of I Feel Pretty, Amy Schumer's new comedy.

Overall, it's expected to be a quiet weekend as Hollywood ramps up for the beginning of the summer season on April 27 when Disney and Marvel unfurl Avengers: Infinity War, which is expected to open to a mega $225 million or more. (The top domestic opening of all time — $248 million — belongs to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.)

Getting back to this weekend, forecasts suggest New...
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Watch Samantha Bee 'Investigate' Sean Hannity as Serial Killer

As the entire late-night comedy landscape drilled Fox News host Sean Hannity for his connection to President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, Samantha Bee took her satire even further – mimicking the commentator's conspiracy theories by launching her own wacky Full Frontal investigation, "Is Sean Hannity a Serial Killer?"

Bee provided the backstory before the segment, detailing how Cohen – Trump's "attorney, fixer and future mysterious death" – revealed in court on Monday that he also represented Hannity. The Fox News veteran denied employing Cohen, saying they spoke informally (and mostly about "real estate
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