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"Man in the High Castle" to End After Season 4

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Amazon’s alternate-history drama “Man in the High Castle” will end after its upcoming fourth season.

The final season was confirmed in an teaser, which you can watch above. It will stream this fall on Amazon Prime.

The series, based on Philip K. Dick’s book of the same, depicts a world where the Allied Powers lost World War II and Nazi Germany was able to spread its influence across the globe. In the series, the United States has been dissolved and split between German and Japanese control, with those two countries essentially taking the place of the Us and Soviet Union during the decades-long Cold War.

“It has been a great privilege to work alongside our extraordinary High Castle team, in partnership with David Zucker and Scott Free, to bring my father’s classic novel to life,
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Aaron Sorkin Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Revive "The Newsroom"

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Aaron Sorkin Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Revive
ACN is not coming back on the air, according to Aaron Sorkin.

The creator of HBO’s cable news drama “The Newsroom” said on Monday night that he has “no plans” to revive the series, a week after one of the show’s cast members, Olivia Munn, said she’s had conversations about bringing the series back. But Sorkin seemingly canceled those rumors on Monday’s “Late Late Show.”

“I wish the show was on the air now. I’d love to be writing it now. But there are other things coming up. I have no plans to return to any of that,” Sorkin told host James Corden.

Last week, Munn spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of a “Newsroom” revival.

“Tom Sadoski and myself, we’ve actually been having conversations with Sorkin about that,” she told Et.
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Jussie Smollett Cut From "Empire" Episodes As Attack Probe Continues

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Jussie Smollett Cut From
As the Chicago police investigation into what really happened to Jussie Smollett in the alleged assault last month intensifies its focus on the Empire actor, the Fox drama is cutting the performer out of the action.

Deadline has confirmed with well placed sources that Smollett’s scenes in episodes of the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong co-created series are being slashed for production on Empire this week.

While the show is back at work today in the Windy City after the long weekend, Smollett will be a rare presence on the set of the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard led show.

The actor has also had an absent presence in Chicago PD request for another interview with him. As Smollett himself has become the subject of deeper inquiry into the supposed assault that occurred in the early hours of January 29, detectives want to know more about the actor’s
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"Arrested Development" Season 5’s Second Half Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

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Well, we just blue ourselves ’cause Netflix has finally set the premiere date for the backhalf of Season 5 of “Arrested Development.”

The Bluth family will return to the streaming service with the final eight episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-created comedy’s fifth season on March 15, TheWrap has learned.

That’s quite a while after the first part of Season 5 debuted last May — but not nearly as long as fans waited between Seasons 4 and 5 and doesn’t come close to touching the amount of time fans twiddled their thumbs before for the show was revived with a fourth season on Netflix after ending its three-season run on Fox.

Entertainment Weekly first reported the news.

More to come…

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Exit Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Exit Marvel Cinematic Universe
For the last decade, Gwyneth Paltrow has popped up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Pepper Potts, Iron Man’s secretary and eventual girlfriend. But in an interview with Variety, the actress said that she’s planning on retiring the character after this summer’s “Avengers: Endgame.”

“I mean, I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point,” Paltrow, 46, told Variety in this week’s cover story. “I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it. I was friend with [‘Iron Man’ director] Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first ‘Iron Man’ and then to watch how important it has become to fans.”

Although she doesn’t see herself committing to any more sequels, Paltrow left open the possibility that she could make a cameo — or appear in flashbacks — down the line. “I feel honored to
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‘Friends From College’ Canceled on Netflix After Two Seasons

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‘Friends From College’ Canceled on Netflix After Two Seasons
Netflix has canceled “Friends From College” after two seasons. Co-creator Nicholas Stoller broke the news to fans Monday night on Twitter.

“Friends from College will not be returning for a third season,” Stoller said. “Thanks to everyone who watched it. Happy Presidents’ Day!”

Netflix soon issued its own statement confirming the news. “We’re grateful to creators Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco for creating a wise, funny and supremely relatable show,” the network said. “We also want to thank the hard-working crew, and we raise a glass to the amazingly talented cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park and Billy Eichner.”

Created by Stoller and Delbanco and directed by Stoller, the dramedy centered on a group of Harvard pals played by Key,
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‘Stan & Ollie’ Producer to Make TV Series About Joan and Jackie Collins

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‘Stan & Ollie’ Producer to Make TV Series About Joan and Jackie Collins
The colorful lives of movie star Joan Collins and her bestselling novelist sister, Jackie, will be dramatized in a TV series. Sony-backed Fable Pictures, the British film and TV producer behind “Stan & Ollie,” will make the series, having secured the TV rights to the Collinses’ story.

The series, which has the working title “Joan & Jackie,” will trace the sisters’ journeys from postwar London to Hollywood stardom as Alexis Carrington in “Dynasty” and literary fame as the author of “Valley of the Dolls,” respectively. No broadcaster or platform is officially attached yet, but Sony Pictures Television will take the six-part show out internationally.

“I am delighted that such a prestigious team wants to tell our story, and I know my sister Jackie would be as excited as I am to be involved,” Joan Collins said.

Jackie died in 2015, but her daughters have given their approval to the series. “Our
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Colin Farrell To Star In See-Saw Films’ Arctic Whaling Drama ‘The North Water’ For BBC

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Colin Farrell To Star In See-Saw Films’ Arctic Whaling Drama ‘The North Water’ For BBC
Exclusive: Colin Farrell is to star in the BBC’s adaptation of The North Water. Deadline understands that the Minority Report star will front the series, written and directed by Lean on Pete and 45 YearsAndrew Haigh, and produced by Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films.

Farrell plays Henry Drax in the drama, a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

Deadline understands that the BBC is in talks with a number of A-list actors for the role of
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Time’s Up President Lisa Borders Resigns: “I Hope My Efforts Will Continue To Resonate”

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Time’s Up President Lisa Borders Resigns: “I Hope My Efforts Will Continue To Resonate”
After taking the job of president and CEO of Time’s Up late last year, Lisa Borders has stepped down from her post. She announced the news Monday via Twitter.

“As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development. Unfortunately, it is with deep regret that I must resign from Time’s Up to address family concerns that require my singular focus. I appreciate the opportunity to support this mission and I hope my efforts will continue to resonate.”

In a statement, Time’s Up addressed her exit, saying: “With gratitude for her work, Time’s Up accepts and supports Lisa Borders’ decision to resign as president and CEO. We know that it is the right decision for Lisa as well as the organization. Our COO, Rebecca Goldman, will serve as interim CEO while we conduct an executive search.
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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; Fashion Supremo & Chanel Creative Director Was 85

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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; Fashion Supremo & Chanel Creative Director Was 85
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in Paris.

The creative director of Chanel, who appeared in countless movies as himself including Ben Stiller’s fashion comedy Zoolander, is said to have been unwell for weeks. However, he was working up until his death.

Deadline sister title WWD said that the German designer was giving instructions to his team at Fendi for its forthcoming fall collection, which is due to take place later this week. He did, however, fail to take a bow at Chanel’s recent couture show in January.

He directed a number of commercials and short films for the fashion brand including The Return in 2013 with Rupert Everett, Once and Forever with Kristen Stewart in 2015 and Reincarnation with Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams in 2014.

He was given a special thanks in Blue Jasmine for creating Chanel jackets for Cate Blanchett. He was also the voice of Fabu in Totally Spies!
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Hear Blues Savior Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram Duet With Buddy Guy on ‘Fresh Out’

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, the 20-year-old blues prodigy from Clarksdale, Mississippi who made Rolling Stone’s Hot List last year, is already having a big 2019: He just signed to Alligator Records, with his first album, Kingfish, due in May. He’s also opening for one of his mentors, Buddy Guy, this spring, and he’s spending August and September reaching a very different audience on the road with Vampire Weekend.

Guy joins Ingram on “Fresh Out,” a powerhouse slow blues from Kingfish, with the younger man (a self-proclaimed “old soul
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Jussie Smollett Faces Prison, Career Ruin if He Lied About Attack

Jussie Smollett Faces Prison, Career Ruin if He Lied About Attack
Jussie Smollett is facing prison time and the implosion of his career if it turns out he lied about being the target of a hate crime, legal and public relations experts say.

“The best thing that Jussie can do is pray and pray a lot,” said Ronn Torossian, founder of 5W Public Relations. “If he made it up, he has big problems in both the court of law and the court of public opinion.”

The “Empire” star claimed he was beaten up on Jan. 29 by two men who used racial and homophobic slurs. Smollett’s co-stars and colleagues on “Empire,
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TV Review: ‘Better Things’ Season 3

TV Review: ‘Better Things’ Season 3
A few episodes into the new season of “Better Things,” fed-up mother Sam (creator Pamela Adlon) tries a new tactic to break up one of the countless petty fights between her daughters. Instead of forcing them apart and hoping for the best, she throws up her hands and decides to just let them go at it, as ugly as they want, for one restricted minute. “You can say anything you want to each other,” she says. “You get it all out. Say the worst things that pop into your head, anything, and then it’s over. Ok?”

The proposal is
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Trump Seems to Have Made a Habit of Obstructing Justice

From firing FBI Director James Comey to his endless attempts to undermine federal law enforcement on Twitter, President Trump has obstructed justice in plan sight for most of his time in office. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s also been doing this behavior behind the scenes. On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times published an extensive report detailing the “intimidation, pressure and humiliation” the president has exerted in an effort to stymie the multiple investigations into his campaign and businesses. The report contains a number of damning allegations,
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MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ Hits 5-Year Ratings High With ‘War of the Worlds’ (Exclusive)

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The latest episode of MTV’s “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” has earned the franchise its highest-rated episode since 2013.

The episode pulled a 1.55 rating among adults under 50 with three days of delayed viewing factored in, according to Nielsen, making it the highest-rated installment in the “Challenge” franchise since 2013’s “Rivals II” nearly 10 seasons ago.

Aired on Wednesday, Feb. 13, the second episode of the season saw a key player, last season’s champ Ashley Mitchell, as well as her teammate, former “Bachelorette” suitor Chase McNary, eliminated from the competition.

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It also marked a five percent increase in the demo over the Feb. 6 season premiere.

The 33rd season of the long-running competition series has seen longtime veterans team up with rookie prospects from franchises including “The Bachelor,” “Big Brother,” “Love Island,” “Survivor” “American Ninja Warrior” as
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Marc Weinstock Named President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution at Paramount

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Paramount Pictures has named Marc Weinstock as president of worldwide marketing and distribution for the studio, while current president of international marketing and worldwide home entertainment Mary Daily has been promoted to co-president of worldwide marketing and distribution.

Weinstock and Daily will work together and will both report to Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos. Last week, TheWrap reported that David Sameth would be exiting his position as head of marketing at Paramount and that he would be replaced by former Annapurna president Weinstock.

“Marc is an incredibly talented and savvy marketer who has been instrumental in many of the most successful and memorable marketing campaigns in recent film history,” Gianopulos said. “Having worked closely with him during our shared time at Fox, I am confident that he is the right person to craft our marketing campaigns and show audiences what makes a Paramount movie stand out from the rest.
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Oscars Endgame: What Are ‘Roma,’ ‘Black Panther’ and Other Campaign Ads Really Trying to Say?

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Oscars Endgame: What Are ‘Roma,’ ‘Black Panther’ and Other Campaign Ads Really Trying to Say?
Oscars campaigning may be a marathon, with half of this year’s Best Picture nominees unveiled at the fall festivals in late August and early September, another at Cannes in May and one, “Black Panther,” way back in February 2018.

But to win this particular marathon, you need a strong finishing kick, which is what campaigners have done leading up to and throughout the voting period, which began on Feb. 12 and ends on Tuesday.

Over the years, many films have adjusted their message for the Oscar homestretch, finding new ways to tweak their message to appeal to new sets of voters in the final days of voting. This year, in a wide-open and confounding Best Picture race, many of the top films haven’t really changed the look or the message of their ads much — there are few dramatic new slogans or revamped campaigns.

Also Read: Oscar Race Defies the Experts: With 6 Days to Go,
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How Elizabeth Warren’s Universal Child Care Plan Would Affect You

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-ma), who is seen as a top 2020 Democratic candidate, unveiled an ambitious proposal Tuesday that would offer low- or no-cost child care to all American families, regardless of income. “How much you make at your job should not determine the quality care your child gets,” Warren said, debuting the plan on Twitter. “Child care should be a fundamental right, period.”

Another big, structural change we need: #UniversalChildCare. I’m proposing a bold new plan that guarantees high-quality child care and early education for every child in America.
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Tom Morello Details North American Headlining Tour

Tom Morello Details North American Headlining Tour
Tom Morello will embark on a headlining tour this May in support of his his latest solo album, The Atlas Underground.

The 14-date trek opens May 3rd with a set at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida and wraps May 24th in George, Washington with a performance at End of the Rainbow, the Edm-centric festival that’s replaced the now-defunct Sasquatch. Morello will also play several headlining shows in cities like Pittsburgh, New York, Louisville Columbus and Buffalo. Prior to the May run, Morello will perform at Ultra Music Festival in Miami,
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Darius Rucker to Receive Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award

Darius Rucker to Receive Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award
Darius Rucker’s philanthropic work on behalf of children will be recognized with a special award later this year. The “For the First Time” singer and Hootie & the Blowfish frontman is set to receive the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during the Music Biz 2019 Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7th, in Nashville.

In addition to supporting Musc Children’s Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina — the city where he grew up and still resides — Rucker has helped raise millions for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis
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