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"The Mandalorian" Has Officially Cast "Game of Thrones" and "Narcos" Star Pedro Pascal [Updated]

Update: Variety reports that Pedro Pascal is officially set to lead "The Mandalorian," confirming Making Star Wars' scoop from last month. Details remain mostly under wraps, but Pascal will play “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” And he’ll also wear some sweet Boba […]

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"Game Of Thrones:" HBO Confirms April Premiere For Season 8

It’s official. The anticipated eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" will launch in April. HBO released a promotional video Tuesday morning with no specific date, but official word that the series will return for its final go-round in April 2019. The retrospective video features recycled footage with the most iconic scenes from the series so far.

An April premiere is not a big surprise, since Season 1-Season 6 launched in April or late March; Season 7 premiered in July 2017. But until today, the only official time frame for the debut came from HBO programming president Casey Bloys, who said the series would return in the first half of 2019. Star Maisie Williams was more specific, saying in an interview with the UK’s Metro in January that the series was eyeing an April 2019 premiere.

HBO previously revealed that the final episode was shot over 55 nights in three locations.
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'Godzilla vs. Kong' Synopsis Released as The Film Goes Into Production

'Godzilla vs. Kong' Synopsis Released as The Film Goes Into Production
Director Adam Wingard has assembled his cast for Godzilla vs. Kong and is now shooting the film! Legendary Pictures officially announced that production began on Twitter and the first synopsis for the film has been released giving us our first idea of what the story will entail.

Legends will collide. Production has officially begun on Godzilla vs. Kong. In theaters everywhere Summer 2020.#Godzilla pic.twitter.com/IyegYH5Agb

— Legendary (@Legendary) November 12, 2018

The cast for the film includes Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Shun Oguri (Gintama), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Demian Bichir (The Nun), Van Marten (The Walking Dead) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon).

As for the the synopsis, it reveals that the two iconic creatures will do
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"Temptation Island" Reboot Officially A Go At USA; Mark L. Walberg Returns As Host

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USA Network has confirmed its upcoming reboot of the 2001 reality series "Temptation Island." The 10-episode revival, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will premiere on January 15 with Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original, returning as host.

"Temptation Island," which had been in the works at USA for the past few months, is part of the network’s aggressive expansion into unscripted series as it is preparing for the departure of WWE Smackdown next fall.

"Temptation Island" follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or should go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 eligible men and women. There, they live the “single life,” in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.
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Netflix Greenlights "Rhythm & Flow" Music Competition Series, Sets Cardi B, Chance the Rapper & T.I. As Judges

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Netflix Greenlights
Netflix is officially throwing its hat in the singing competition reality series arena with the hip-hop-themed "Rhythm & Flow," from John Legend, Jesse Collins and Jeff Gaspin. Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. have been tapped to serve as the three main judges and executive produce the show aimed at finding the next breakout hip-hop star.

The 10-episode hourlong multi-city competition series, which had been in development at Netflix for over a year, is set to premiere in fall 2019.
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Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Vow to Perform "Shallow" at Oscars If Nominated

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Vow to Perform
Could we be getting a real-life Jackson Maine and Ally concert?

Due to the massive success of “Shallow”, the duet performed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga‘s characters in A Star is Born, many expect it to be nominated for Best Original Song at the upcoming Academy Awards.

In a new Variety cover story, Gaga confirmed she and her costar and director Cooper would perform the song live at the Oscars if it were indeed nominated: “One hundred percent,” she vowed.

Traditionally, all five songs nominated for Best Original Song are performed live on the Academy Awards broadcast,
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Kiersey Clemons to Produce, Star in Film About Youngest Female NY Stock Exchange Trader

Kiersey Clemons to Produce, Star in Film About Youngest Female NY Stock Exchange Trader
AGC Studios announced on Tuesday that it’s acquired the life rights for the story of Lauren Simmons, they youngest female trader to work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The studio has set the project up for Kiersey Clemons to produce and star in the film.

Simmons, in addition to being the youngest woman ever on the trading floor, is currently the only woman at the NYSE and only the second African American female to trade full-time on the floor of the Exchange.

Simmons moved to New York from Georgia with a degree in genetics, but ultimately decided to put that career on hold and answered a posting on LinkedIn for a job with a Wall Street company.

Despite no formal financial background and only a month of preparation,
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‘SNL’ Star Darrell Hammond Reveals Past Trauma in Documentary Trailer (Exclusive)

‘SNL’ Star Darrell Hammond Reveals Past Trauma in Documentary Trailer (Exclusive)
For 14 seasons, “Saturday Night Live’s” Darrell Hammond delighted crowds with his uncanny impersonations of Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, and (most notably) former President Bill Clinton. Mimicking over 107 celebrities, Hammond found fame on the sketch show, appearing on films and even performing at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. But behind-the-scenes, the comedian suffered.

Plagued by incapacitating flashbacks, Hammond struggled to cope, eventually turning to substance abuse and self-harm. After 50 years of pain and misdiagnoses, he discovered the root of his ailments: repressed memories from his youth. Documentarian Michelle Esrick captured Hammond’s story in the film “Cracked Up.”

Esrick, who met Hammond via mutual friends years ago, could tell they were both on a healing path and wanted to tell the actor’s story with a balance of comedic clips, interviews, and the intricate sculptures from the artist Dustin Yellin.

“[Hammond] said something to me that really stood out,” Esrick explains to Variety.
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National Enquirer Resumes Tweeting After Mysterious 4-Day Blackout

The National Enquirer resumed tweeting on Tuesday after going quiet for just over four days on the social media platform.

The 87-hour Twitter freeze ended just after noon Et, shortly after TheWrap reached out to a rep for parent company American Media for comment. A rep for the company did not respond to multiple inquiries about the matter.

Other Ami outlets, including the celebrity magazine Us Weekly, did not suspend their Twitter activity over the weekend.

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The supermarket tabloid — which has been in financial distress in recent years — is not the only major media property to have gone dark in recent days.

The Twitter accounts of both Fox News and Fox Business stopped tweeting to their 18 million-plus Twitter followers on Nov. 9. It’s unclear the reason for the blackout.

A rep for Fox News declined to comment.
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Doc NYC Film Review: ‘Amazing Grace’

Doc NYC Film Review: ‘Amazing Grace’
In “Amazing Grace,” a 46-year-old gospel concert movie that feels like a rough gem unearthed in a time capsule, Aretha Franklin, standing at the pulpit of the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Watts section of Los Angeles, delivers a hymn called “Climbing Higher Mountains” that gets everyone in the place standing up and jazzed. The audience is up, the singers in the Southern California Community Choir are up, Mick Jagger, lurking in the back of the church, is up, but what really reaches up is Franklin’s voice. She always had a range that sprawled (just think of the winding melody in her transcendent cover of “I Say a Little Prayer”), but in “Amazing Grace” her voice never leaves the higher register. The effect is ecstatic; she sounds like the holiest of trumpets, with every note piercingly bright yet as soft as velvet. Listening to Franklin, you feel
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‘The Good Cop’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season

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Netflix has canceled the Josh Groban-Tony Danza comedy “The Good Cop,” the streamer said Tuesday.

The odd-couple comedy about a father-son pair of police detectives, from “Monk” creator Andy Breckman, debuted with a 10-episode season last month. Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock, Jr. and Bill Kottkamp also starred.

“‘The Good Cop’ will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re grateful to creator Andy Breckman and his fellow producers, writers, the incredible crew and especially stars Tony Danza and Josh Groban for bringing this classic odd couple father-son story to Netflix.”

Also Read: 'The Good Cop': Tony Danza Bad-Cops Son Josh Groban in First Trailer for Netflix Dramedy (Video)

Danza starred in the dramedy as a not-good-cop former NYPD officer who lived with his straight-laced son, played by Groban, after serving a seven-year prison sentence. In the series, the two become unofficial partners as Tony Sr.
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‘Good Cop’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season

Netflix has pulled the plug on “The Good Cop” after just one season, Variety has confirmed.

“‘The Good Cop’ will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re grateful to creator Andy Breckman and his fellow producers, writers, the incredible crew and especially stars Tony Danza and Josh Groban for bringing this classic odd couple father-son story to Netflix.”

Danza starred as Big Tony, a lovable yet not exactly honorable, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tj (Groban), a brilliant, straight-laced NYPD detective who makes a point of
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‘Black Hammer’ Movies, TV Shows in the Works at Legendary

Legendary Entertainment has bought movie and television rights to Jeff Lemire’s “Black Hammer” comic series universe.

The company, a subsidiary of the China-based Wanda Group, made the announcement Tuesday. Lemire will serve as an executive producer with Dean Ormston, the co-creator and illustrator of the comic series. The “Black Hammer” comics were first published by Dark Horse Comics in 2015.

Black Hammer is a superhero who joined with other superheroes — including Golden Gail, Barbalien, and Colonel Weird — to save Spiral City but in process became trapped in a timeless farm town with little chance of escape. It has received two Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including best new series in 2017.

Lemire has also published graphic novels “Essex County” and “Sweet Tooth,” and is in development for film and television projects that include “Descender” and “A.D. After Death” at Sony Pictures; “Underwater Welder” with Ryan Gosling attached to direct; “Essex
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‘Empire’ Season 5: The Lyons Sit Down for a Really Awkward Family Dinner With Jeff Kingsley (Exclusive Video)

‘Empire’ Season 5: The Lyons Sit Down for a Really Awkward Family Dinner With Jeff Kingsley (Exclusive Video)
Welcome to the Lyons den, Jeff Kingsley.

Following last week’s drama, “Empire” returns with a new Season 5 episode tomorrow. And if the clip above, which is exclusive to TheWrap, is any indication, it’s going to be a really awkward night, as Lucious, Cookie and their boys, welcome Empire Record’s new data-driven exec into their home to break bread.

Everything is fine and dandy — Cookie is bragging about her new social media influencer status and everyone is teasing Jamal about his new engagement — until Jeff brings up Lucious’ drug dealing past. Yeah, let’s just say collaborating to help Three Black Divas make a comeback is clearly not as easy as Giselle probably hoped it would be.

Also Read: Ratings: 'Empire' Rebounds From Halloween, Puts Fox Back in First

Here’s the official description for the episode, titled “Treasons, Stratagems, and Spoils”: In an effort to bridge
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MoviePass Parent Company Cancels Stock Split, Nasdaq Delisting Likely

Helios & Matheson Analytics Inc., the parent company of MoviePass, is canceling a stock split that it had hoped would reinvigorate its moribund share price.

In a public filing, Helios said it did not have the votes it needed to gain approval for a 1-for-500 reverse stock split while warning that it faced being delisted on the Nasdaq. The stock is currently trading at less than 2 cents a share and the company needs to bolster its share price to a minimum of $1 by Dec. 18.

MoviePass, a subscription movie-ticketing service, was a phenomenon after slashing its monthly prices in August of 2017 from $50 to $9.95. Demand far outpaced the company’s abilities to pay for its movie-a-day proposition, as MoviePass’ subscription rolls swelled from 20,000 to roughly 3 million customers. As the company ran low on cash, it changed the terms of its usage, limiting customers to fewer movies a month. Helios also undertook a 1-to-250 reverse split in late July,
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Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile Set for 2019 Old Settler’s Festival

Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile Set for 2019 Old Settler’s Festival
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are set to headline the 2019 edition of Old Settler’s Music Festival, where they’ll be joined by Brandi Carlile and a host of other artists that were announced Tuesday morning.

The Texas music and camping festival, which showcases a wide range of roots music including Americana, bluegrass, and Tejano, celebrates its 32nd edition next spring and its second installment in the town of Tilmon, located between Austin and San Antonio. This marks a return appearance for Isbell, who also spent the past several days
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MoviePass Owner Cancels Reverse Stock Split as Nasdaq Delisting Looms

Helios & Matheson, the parent company of MoviePass, announced in a public filing on Tuesday that it is canceling a shareholder vote for a second stock split, warning that it faces delisting from Nasdaq if its stock value remains below one dollar.

In the filing, Helios said that the company “does not expect to have the requisite stockholder votes” to approve a reverse stock split, which would have been set at a range between 1-for-2 shares and 1-for-500 shares. Helios shareholders had previously approved a reverse split in July, briefly raising the stock’s value as high as $22.50 a share. But the stock price quickly dropped and is currently valued at two cents a share.

Also Read: Spinning Off MoviePass Accelerates Moviegoing Subscription Service's Decline

Helios also warned in its filing that it could be delisted from Nasdaq as early as Dec. 18 if its stock price does not rise above one
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Hear Jeff Tweedy’s Hilarious Bruce Springsteen Fib on ‘Colbert’

Hear Jeff Tweedy’s Hilarious Bruce Springsteen Fib on ‘Colbert’
“This is the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me,” Jeff Tweedy told Stephen Colbert. “I’ve never done this before.” Indeed, you probably wouldn’t have seen Tweedy looking jovial laughing it up on late night TV during Wilco’s earlier days. But Tweedy looked right at home chatting with Colbert, a huge fan, about his excellent new memoir Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), out now, and his debut solo album, Warm.

During the sit-down, Tweedy talked about one of the book’s funniest moments:
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Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. Now Have Their Own Netflix Show Because, Sure

Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. Now Have Their Own Netflix Show Because, Sure
Music reality TV with a hip-hop angle doesn’t have a long history, and there are basically only two moments in the genre that really matter: That one time Diddy made the contestants on Making The Band walk to get him cheesecake, and the other time he made an entirely new group of grown men get into a sing-off for his amusement. From there, the drop off is steep, considering the closest competition came from The White Rapper Show and The Road to Stardom With Missy Elliott. Netflix, though, is
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All 53 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Venom’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

With over 30 years of theatrically released Marvel movies, it’s always a good a time to rank ‘em all, from “Howard the Duck” to this year’s “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Venom

53. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”

It’s just a nightmare. A total nightmare. There have been a bunch of bad superhero movies, but this one transcends bad.

52. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine

A totally chaotic stir fry of nonsense that tells the story of how Wolverine got his claws. Features a version of Deadpool that has his mouth stapled shut, which should tell you all you need to know about it.

51. “Elektra

That five minutes where they tried to turn Jennifer Garner into an action star really didn’t work out well, huh.

50. “X-Men: The Last Stand

Just a total mess, incoherent from the word “go.” Might have killed off
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