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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Revival Headed to Disney's Streaming Service

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Revival Headed to Disney's Streaming Service
Did you just sense a disturbance in the Force? Don’t worry, it’s a good thing: Star Wars: The Clone Wars is returning to TV, with 12 all-new episodes to air on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service.

The news was revealed Thursday during a 10th-anniversary Clone Wars panel at San Diego Comic-Con, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with Lucasfilm animation chief Dave Filoni announcing the revival for a room full of fans. The official Star Wars Twitter feed also confirmed the news, declaring that Clone Wars is “reporting in for another tour of duty”:

Star Wars: #TheCloneWars. Reporting in for another tour of duty.
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Sequels Continue to Arrive as 'Mamma Mia 2', 'Equalizer 2' and 'Unfriended 2' Hit Theaters

Sequels Continue to Arrive as 'Mamma Mia 2', 'Equalizer 2' and 'Unfriended 2' Hit Theaters
To the very best of our knowledge, this weekend will serve as the first time ever that eight of the top ten films at the weekend box office will be sequels. Both of the past two weekends have featured seven sequels within the top ten * which had happened before (see the very same weekend two years ago) * but with the release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Equalizer 2 and Unfriended: Dark Web this weekend, it's virtually guaranteed at least eight of this weekend's top ten films will be sequels. The sequel leading the charge will be Universal's release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which debuts ten years after the first film delivered over $144 million domestically and an impressive $609.8 million worldwide, which, at the time, was the highest grossing musical worldwide until Beauty and the Beast exploded to $1.26 billion worldwide last year. While Mamma Mia 2 won't challenge Beauty's record,
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film of Jonathan Larson’s Pre-‘Rent’ Musical ‘Tick, Tick … Boom’

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film of Jonathan Larson’s Pre-‘Rent’ Musical ‘Tick, Tick … Boom’
Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his directorial debut with a film adaptation of “Tick, Tick…Boom!” the autobiographical musical of the late “Rent” playwright Jonathan Larson, Imagine Entertainment announced Thursday.

Miranda, who starred in the Off-Broadway poduction of this musical, will also produce with Imagine Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, along with Julie Oh. Larson’s sister, Julie Larson, will be executive producer while “Dear Evan Hansen” playwright Steven Levenson will adapt the screenplay.

Also Read: Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights' Set for Summer 2020 Release

Taking place in 1990, “Tick, Tick…Boom!” follows Jon, a waiter and aspiring composer who hopes that his next theatrical project, “Superbia,” will bring him his Broadway dreams. But as his roommate prepares to move out and take a high-paying advertising job and his girlfriend pressures him to give up on his play, Jon begins to wonder if his dreams are worth it.
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Box-Office Preview: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' to Out-Muscle Fellow Sequels 'Equalizer,' 'Unfriended'

Box-Office Preview: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' to Out-Muscle Fellow Sequels 'Equalizer,' 'Unfriended'
Get ready for a sequel showdown at the U.S. box office this weekend.

A trio of second installments unfurl nationwide: Universal's star-studded Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again — whose cast includes Cher; Sony's The Equalizer 2, returning Denzel Washington in the title role; and Blumhouse's micro-budgeted horror-thriller, Unfriended: The Dark Web.

If prerelease tracking is correct, Mamma Mia 2 should win the weekend with $30 million-$35 million or more, thanks to female moviegoers seeking an alternative to testosterone-laced action pics (Universal is being more conservative in suggesting $27 million-plus).

Mamma Mia 2 is one of the few 2018 summer event films ...
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‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Look Set for Venice Film Festival (Exclusive)

‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Look Set for Venice Film Festival (Exclusive)
Amazon’s “Suspiria,” Netflix’s “Roma” and HBO’s “My Brilliant Friend” look set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, in a lineup expected to showcase the event’s embrace of streaming platforms as well as of traditional Hollywood fare such as Universal’s “First Man” and indie movies like Annapurna Pictures’ “The Sisters Brothers.”

Less than a week before the official selection’s unveiling, the indications are that the slate will bolster Venice’s growing status as an awards-season launching pad, with Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” chosen to open the festival’s 75th edition. Chazelle’s multiple-Oscar-winning “La La Land” also debuted on the Lido, in 2016. But two other upcoming Hollywood titles with early awards buzz, Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased” and Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” will not be making the trip to Venice, sources say.

Amazon is almost certain to world-premiere Luca Guadagnino
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Jason Clarke Joins Helen Mirren in HBO, Sky’s ‘Catherine the Great’ Miniseries

Jason Clarke Joins Helen Mirren in HBO, Sky’s ‘Catherine the Great’ Miniseries
Jason Clarke has been cast opposite Helen Mirren in the upcoming HBO and Sky miniseries “Catherine the Great,” Variety has learned.

Clarke will star as Grigory Potemkin, a Russian military commander who became Catherine the Great’s lover, favored statesman and life-long friend. Mirren will star as the titular Russian monarch, who is described as strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated. MIrren will also executive produce in addition to directing.

Clarke will appear in Damien Chazelle’s upcoming film “First Man” opposite Ryan Gosling and was also recently seen in the critically-acclaimed film “Mudbound.” His other film credits include “Chappaquiddick,
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Damien Chazelle’s True Astronaut Epic ‘First Man’ Is Venice Film Festival Opener

Damien Chazelle’s True Astronaut Epic ‘First Man’ Is Venice Film Festival Opener
While Damien Chazelle anxiously labors away in the editing room on his final cut of Universal’s space epic “First Man,” he will now have to finish it in time for the opening of the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8). Chazelle’s “La La Land” also opened Venice in 2016 en route to winning six Oscars, including Best Director.

Starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, the mission movie focuses on the astronaut’s preparation for his then-unimaginable 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing and historic walk. Claire Foy (“The Crown”) costars along with Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, and Patrick Fugit.

Last year Venice opened with Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” which scored Supporting Actress SAG and Golden Globe nominations for Hong Chau; recent Oscar winners include openers “Birdman,” “Gravity,” and “Black Swan.” The Competition jury is headed by Guillermo del Toro, who debuted “The Shape of Water
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Sundance Now, Shudder to Import Matthew Goode’s Sky Series ‘A Discovery of Witches’

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Sundance Now, Shudder to Import Matthew Goode’s Sky Series ‘A Discovery of Witches’
AMC Network’s SVOD service Sundance Now and streaming service Shudder have jointly acquired the Sky production “A Discovery of Witches,” both companies announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

The eight-episode drama is based on Deborah Harkness’ novel of the same name and produced by Bad Wolf, the team behind “The Night Of,” “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “Da Vinci’s Demons” and the upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials.”

Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford and Owen Teale star in the Oxford love story in which witches, vampires and daemons live and work hidden among humans. Palmer plays Diana Bishop, a witch historian denying her heritage. Goode plays Matthew Clairmont, a vampire and geneticist hiding a dark family secret.

Also Read: Yvette Nicole Brown Named Interim 'Talking Dead' Host as AMC Investigates Chris Hardwick

“This captivating story is filled with intrigue, romance and
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‘Brokeback Mountain’ Almost Starred Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Gus Van Sant Says

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‘Brokeback Mountain’ Almost Starred Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Gus Van Sant Says
Although Ang Lee directed the 2005 film “Brokeback Mountain,” Gus Van Sant was among the directors initially approached for it — and Van Sant now recalls actors like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio turning down the roles.

“Nobody wanted to do it,” Van Sant told IndieWire. “I was working on it, and I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That wasn’t working out. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no.”

Of course, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal ended up starring in the film that followed the secretive relationship of two cowboys. It ended up becoming one of the most financially and critically successful Lgbtq films of all time, winning three Oscars and being nominated for four more. It grossed $178 million worldwide.

Also Read: James Schamus to Receive Outfest Achievement Award

Producers James Schamus and Diana Ossana
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Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ With Ryan Gosling to Open 75th Venice Film Festival (Exclusive)

Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ With Ryan Gosling to Open 75th Venice Film Festival (Exclusive)
Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle’s space race drama “First Man” will open the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival, Variety has learned. The film will unspool on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

This will mark the second opening-night Venice bow for Chazelle. His previous film, “La La Land,” kicked off the fest in 2016 before cruising into the awards season and tying the all-time Oscar nominations record. Chazelle ultimately won the best-director prize at the Academy Awards, while Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” walked away with best picture.

A Universal Pictures release, “First Man” stars Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong in the years leading up to the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission of 1969. Claire Foy (Netflix’s “The Crown”) also stars as Armstrong’s wife, Janet Shearon. Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, and Patrick Fugit fill out the rest of the cast.

“The hook was to think of it less as a
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‘Impulse’ Renewed For Season 2 By YouTube

‘Impulse’ Renewed For Season 2 By YouTube
YouTube has ordered a 10-episode second season of critically praised supernatural thriller series Impulse, directed and executive produced by Doug Liman (Bourne Identity), for premiere on YouTube Premium in 2019. YouTube says the series pilot, which is available for free on the service, has drawn nearly eight million views since it premiered on June 6. In Impulse, which hails from Universal Cable Productions and studio-based Hypnotic (Suits), Maddie Hasson stars as…
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Paris Jackson To Play Sultry Singer In Indie Film ‘The Space Between’

Paris Jackson To Play Sultry Singer In Indie Film ‘The Space Between’
Exclusive: Paris Jackson is continuing to make inroads on her acting career, and might even be doing a little singing to boot. She has landed a co-starring role in The Space Between, an indie comedic drama starring Kelsey Grammer and Jackson White. Rachel Winter, who produced the Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club, is directing the pic being described as a love letter to music and revolving around the record industry. Shooting is now underway in Los Angeles.

The film, penned by Will Aldis, is set during the mid-1990s L.A. music scene. It centers on wannabe record exec Charlie Porter (White) who, struggling to get out of the mail room, is tasked with forcing forgotten rock star Micky Adams (Grammer) out of his contract at his longtime label.

Jackson will play Cory, Charlie’s love interest and a sultry singer desperate for her big break.

Michael Roiff (Waitress), Milan Popelka
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ESPYs 2018: Full list of ESPY Award winners for 26th ceremony hosted by Danica Patrick

ESPYs 2018: Full list of ESPY Award winners for 26th ceremony hosted by Danica Patrick
Winners for the 2018 ESPYs were announced Wednesday, June 18, during ABC’s live ceremony hosted by pro racer Danica Patrick. The ESPY Awards, which honor the best achievements in sports, have been handed out annually since 1993. This year’s champions were decided by fans voting online at ESPYs.com after the 2018 nominations were determined by the ESPY Select Nominating Committee. ABC started hosting this kudosfest in 2015 after it was initially broadcast on sister network ESPN.

Athletes from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang dominated many of the categories for this 26th ceremony. As for the top two categories, Best Male Athlete featured a battle between Tom Brady (New England Patriots), Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals). And the Best Female Athlete competitors were Mikaela Shiffrin (Ski), Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx), Chloe Kim (Snowboard) and Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars/United States Women’s National Soccer
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Zazie Beetz in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’

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Zazie Beetz in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’
With a release date now set for Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker,” the cast is starting to take form as “Deadpool 2” star Zazie Beetz is in talks to join the cast, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

While story details are being kept under wraps, it has been previously reported that the origin story for Batman’s nemesis will be more of a mid-budget crime thriller than a superhero blockbuster, and that it will be based at least loosely on the origin story for the character depicted in Alan Moore’s “The Killing Joke.”

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow will co-produce the film, with Todd Phillips directing. The film will be released on October 4, 2019, with production set to begin in New York in September.

More to come…

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Alyssa Milano Combats ‘Fat Shaming’ Backlash Over ‘Insatiable': ‘We Are Addressing the Damage’

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After Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming dark comedy series “Insatiable,” starring Alyssa Milano and Debby Ryan, Twitter commentators were quick to slam the movie for being “toxic” and promoting fat-shaming.

Milano has already addressed the criticism, tweeting that the film is intended to address “the damage that occurs from fat shaming.”

Netflix dropped the trailer on Thursday morning, showing Patty (Ryan) as an overweight girl who becomes thin after having her jaw wired shut and becomes the proverbial hot girl out for “revenge,” as she puts it. Milano plays her mother in the series.

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The trailer soon became the subject of backlash, with Twitter users arguing that the plot promotes a “harmful” idea that fat women must become thin in order to be attractive and successful.

“So, anyone aware of Debby Ryan’s new movie coming to @Netflix?
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"The Walking Dead" Creator Talks Plans for Andrew Lincoln's Exit

Andrew Lincoln is set to exit his role as Rick Grimes in "The Walking Dead" and the creator of the zombie drama has revealed there is "something amazing planned."

Speaking exclusively to IMDb, Robert Kirkman commented publicly for the first time since news of Lincoln’s departure from the AMC zombie drama was reported at the end of May.

In an interview with Kevin Smith, ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Kirkman was asked if Season 9 of the show would be Lincoln’s last. "It’s looking that way," said Kirkman, who is executive producer on the drama.

"It does make the differences between the show and the comic a little bit more pronounced," said Kirkman, who has written more than 180 issues of the comic book series to date.

"But, at the end of the day, it’s all about Andrew Lincoln. I mean, this is a human being. This is someone I’ve known for almost a decade. Someone I love. He’s been sweating in Georgia, away from his family, for so long."

Lincoln has been the leading man of the show since its launch in October 2010 and is known for his commitment to the role, in which he plays a man tortured by the loss of those closest to him in a world ravaged by zombies and maniacal villains.

"He cares about the fans. He cares about the show deeply. He wants to do something special on the way out. We’ve got something amazing planned," added Kirkman. "I wouldn’t want to spoil anything but anyone who’s been a fan of his journey, who loves Rick Grimes, who loves the world of "The Walking Dead," you’re going to want to see what we do."

It is unknown whether the character will die in the show or exit in another way but it will almost certainly be a question raised when several of the cast, including Lincoln, appear on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.

Either way, his fate will be revealed when "The Walking Dead" returns for Season 9 in October.

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Bristol Palin to Join the Next Season of ‘Teen Mom Og’ – at 27

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Bristol Palin to Join the Next Season of ‘Teen Mom Og’ – at 27
“Teen Mom Og” is adding a new member to its cast who is most definitely not a teen anymore. But, yeah, she was a teen mom — a pretty famous one.

Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin is joining the MTV reality series for the upcoming season this fall, an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap.

The 27-year-old has three children, and was 17 years old when he first son, son Tripp, was born. She was previously engaged to Levi Johnston and eventually married Dakota Meyer, though the two are now in the middle of a divorce.

Also Read: Farrah Abraham Charged With Battery After Hotel Arrest

Bristol Palin seems to be filling the hole left by the exit of franchise star Farrah Abrahams in 2017.

Abrahams filed a lawsuit against MTV parent company Viacom back in February, saying she was “sex shamed” over her decision to enter the pornography industry,
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Bristol Palin to Join ‘Teen Mom Og’ Cast

Bristol Palin to Join ‘Teen Mom Og’ Cast
Bristol Palin is joining the upcoming season of MTV’s “Teen Mom Og,” a source confirms to Variety.

MTV declined to comment on the news, which TMZ first broke.

Palin was thrust into the spotlight when her pregnancy was announced during her mother, Sarah Palin’s, unsuccessful run for vice president alongside John McCain in 2008. Bristol Palin was 17 when her son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston-Palin, was born in December 2008.

Since then, Bristol Palin has appeared in a number of reality TV shows. She competed in “Dancing With the Stars” in 2010, finishing in third place, and returned to the ABC series
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Cleveland Browns’ ‘Office’ Intro Could Be the Highlight of Their Season (Video)

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The NFL offseason is coming to a close and the Cleveland Browns had a humorous way of letting their fans know that football is nearing its return, filming an mock version of “The Office’s” intro.

The parody video included new Browns players such as Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and rookie Austin Corbett (who is having some trouble carrying everyone’s coffee order). The video also saw returning players Myles Garrett, Britton Colquitt, David Njoku, Joel Bitonio, Christian Kirksey, Emmanuel Ogbah, Joe Schobert and Duke Johnson.

The one-minute video included Garrett shredding a picture of rival Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, which the rest of the team quickly noticed.

Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel Asks Baker Mayfield to Guarantee Cleveland Browns Will Win a Game in 2018 (Video)

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— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 19, 2018

Not included in the video was rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was the top overall NFL draft pick in April.
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‘The View’ Blowup: Jeanine Pirro Says Whoopi Goldberg Told Her to ‘Get the F— Out’ (Video)

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‘The View’ Blowup: Jeanine Pirro Says Whoopi Goldberg Told Her to ‘Get the F— Out’ (Video)
Judge Jeanine Pirro faced a heated on-air confrontation with “The View’s” Whoopi Goldberg on Thursday, but the Fox News host says things only got worse backstage when Pirro was told to “get the f— out.”

“I went on thinking that we would have a discussion about [my] book. The truth is, that it was an attack on Donald Trump, and then on me,” said Pirro, in an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show after the fact.

The “Justice With Judge Jeanine” host was on the ABC daytime talk show to promote her upcoming book “Liars, Leakers and Liberals,” but the segment quickly went off the rails when the two women got into a shouting match over Pirro’s support for Donald Trump and the White House’s immigration policies.

Also Read: Sean Hannity Tells Jeanine Pirro: 'You Scare Me Sometimes'

“I’m tired of people starting a conversation with Mexicans are liars and rapists,
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