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2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Full Winners List — Updated Live

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Full Winners List — Updated Live
The MTV Movie & TV Awards broadcast is underway. Known as the MTV Movie Awards until 2017, the ceremony commingled tentpole, network, Netflix, and reality stars this weekend at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar. Host Tiffany Haddish also vied for a pair of Golden Popcorns for her breakout performance in “Girls Trip”: Scene Stealer and Best Comedic Performance.

Black Panther” and “Stranger Things” led the nominations with seven apiece. Winners were announced in 14 categories, and the evening also featured musical duets from Mustard and Nick Jonas, plus Chloe x Halle, who will open for Beyoncé and Jay-z on their OTR II tour this summer. Special superlatives also went to Chris Pratt and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe.

After experimenting with genderless categories in the mid-aughts, the award show abandoned the male/female distinctions for good following the soirée’s 25th year. When the change was announced, MTV President Chris McCarthy referred
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XXXTentacion, Rapper and Producer, Killed in Drive-By Shooting at 20

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XXXTentacion, Rapper and Producer, Killed in Drive-By Shooting at 20
Rapper and producer XXXTentacion died in South Florida on Monday. He was 20.

XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot in a drive-by shooting earlier in the day. After lapsing into a coma, he later died from his injuries.

The singer, whose second album “?” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2017, was buying motorcycles in Deerfield Beach outside of Miami when he was shot and killed by a gunman, according to TMZ.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the victim was Onfroy in a subsequent tweet later Monday afternoon.
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Roseanne: Spinoff Decision Coming Soon, Depends on Barr Giving Up Her Fee

Roseanne: Spinoff Decision Coming Soon, Depends on Barr Giving Up Her Fee
Is Roseanne getting a spinoff or not? According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is currently in negotiations with stars of the cancelled TV show.

As reported earlier, ABC cancelled the sitcom revival after star/creator Roseanne Barr posted offensive statements on Twitter. The series has already been renewed for a second season with returning cast members Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Chalke.
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The Walking Dead Shocker: Which Original Star is Returning?

The Walking Dead Shocker: Which Original Star is Returning?
With The Walking Dead losing two key players in the upcoming ninth season, the show is bringing one dearly departed character back.

Per TV Line, Jon Bernthal is staging a comeback to the AMC hit as Shane Walsh. Now, you may be scratching your head thinking, "that dude's totally dead."

There's no confirmation as of yet what brings Shane back into the fold, but the consensus is that he'll appear in flashbacks.

The rumor mill kicked into high gear over the weekend when a fan shared a picture from inside a store.
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Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Project Sets Up At Paramount Pictures

Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Project Sets Up At Paramount Pictures
Exclusive: The biopic about Sammy Davis, Jr. now has been set up at Paramount Pictures, where producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has his overall deal. The project is on the development fast track, soon to be hiring a writer and a director to make the feature film about the dancer-singer-actor-musician to becoming a reality. The movie will be based in large part on the 1965 memoir Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. that he penned with Jane and Burt Boyar. Davis’ heirs…
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Emily Blunt Is Being Eyed for Third ‘Sicario’ Movie, Producer Says ‘It Would Make a Lot of Sense’ for Her to Return

Emily Blunt Is Being Eyed for Third ‘Sicario’ Movie, Producer Says ‘It Would Make a Lot of Sense’ for Her to Return
Emily Blunt does not appear in the upcoming “Sicario” sequel, but that doesn’t mean we have seen the last of her character, Kate Macer. In an interview with CinemaBlend, franchise producer Trent Luckinbill revealed behind-the-scenes talks have already begun about bringing Blunt back into the fold to appear in a potential third “Sicario” movie.

“I think Taylor [Sheridan] certainly has some ideas about all of that, but we’re open to that world and certainly would love to bring Emily back,” Luckinbill said. “We haven’t written the script yet, but yeah it would make a lot of sense. We’re all fans of the movie, we’ve all come to the same conclusion, which is ‘It would be great to see her again.’ So I think we’re striking up those conversations now.”

Lionsgate has not greenlit a third “Sicario” film. The first sequel, “Day of the Soldado,” centers
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Billy Dee Williams Will Definitely Be Back as Lando in Star Wars 9 Says New Rumor

Billy Dee Williams Will Definitely Be Back as Lando in Star Wars 9 Says New Rumor
Last month, it was reported that Billy Dee Williams was training three days a week and that he had completely changed his diet. Many believed that he was preparing to join the cast of Star Wars 9 as Lando Calrissian because both Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher went through similar changes before starting work on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. And now, a new report states that Williams will indeed be included in the cast of Star Wars 9 with an official announcement coming soon.

The new report comes from Fantha Tracks, who has had a pretty good track record lately, and claims to have sources that indicate Billy Dee Williams is confirmed to return for Star Wars 9. Additionally, they also expect the casting announcement for the third and final film in the new trilogy to be made shortly. Filming is going to start next month in London, and director
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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig

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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has won a spec package auction and will finance World War I film “1917” with Sam Mendes on board to direct.

The film will begin production next April, for a U.S. release in December 2019 with Universal distributing the pic. Mendes wrote the original script, which marks his first writing credit, with Krysty Wilson-Cairns and will also produce with his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris.

“Our company has been a home for Sam since his first film” said Steven Spielberg. “I am so happy to have him back here in his old room spinning new stories – especially this hugely daring and ambitious new movie.”

Aside from the film being set during World War I, story details are being kept under wraps.

“I couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again, alongside Donna Langley and all at Universal. I’ve
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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (Exclusive)

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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (Exclusive)
Dr. Dre is working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye, Variety has learned. The rapper, whose film credits include 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton,” on which he served as a producer and an inspiration for the film, is in the early stages of getting the project off the ground. And rights to use Gaye’s music has been secured, according to sources. Sony/ATV Music Publishing is home to Gaye’s songwriting credits.

There have been multiple attempts to give Gaye the biopic treatment. The soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing” and “Let’s Get It On” became one of Motown’s most successful artists before he was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home. F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz
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'Desus & Mero' Stars Exiting Viceland for Potential Showtime Deal

'Desus & Mero' Stars Exiting Viceland for Potential Showtime Deal
Desus & Mero are saying goodbye to Viceland.

Daniel Baker (Desus Nice) and Joel Martinez (The Kid Mero), the duo behind the daily late-night talk show, are leaving the young-skewing cable network that has been their home for the past two seasons. The show’s final episode is slated to air June 28.

The departure marks a major loss for the Vice Media-run channel, as the pair's series served as the channel's entry into the late-night landscape. Sources say the pair are eyeing a deal at Showtime, possibly for a weekly show. Reps for Viceland and Showtime ...
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Hulu Orders Drama Pilot From ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield

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Hulu Orders Drama Pilot From ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield
Hulu has given a pilot order to a drama project that hails from executive producer Warren Littlefield and A+E Studios.

The pilot is titled “Reprisal.” It is described as a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads.

Littlefield will executive produce along with Barry Jossen, Evp of A+E Studios. Josh Corbin is the writer on the project and will also serve as co-executive producer. Jonathan Van Tulleken will direct. The pilot is produced by A+E Studios in association with The Littlefield Company.

Littlefield currently executive produces Hulu’s Emmy-winning series adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and also produces the hit FX anthology series “Fargo.” Corbin’s previous writing credits include the Sony Crackle series “StartUp.”

Last week, it was announced that Hulu was nearing a pilot order for the comedy series “Kansas City,
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Optimus Prime Could Get His Own Solo ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off Following ‘Bumblebee’

Optimus Prime Could Get His Own Solo ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off Following ‘Bumblebee’
Since plans for another sequel in the primary Transformers franchise appear to be more dead than Cybertron, it sounds like Paramount Pictures and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are rethinking how they might keep Transformers alive on the big screen. This winter will bring us Bumblebee (watch the teaser trailer here), a spin-off focusing on a solo […]

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Highlighting Conecta Fiction Sgae Laboratory Pitches

More than 500 industry professionals from across the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America have gathered this week for the 2nd edition of Spain’s Conecta Fiction meet-mart, held in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. Seven potential TV fiction projects will pitch on Tuesday June 19 as part of Spain’s General Society of Authors and Editors Foundation (Sgae) Laboratory, the screenwriting initiative of the rights collection society.

Participating projects will have an opportunity to present to potential international co-production partners, broadcasters and investment partners who may be able to facilitate their productions getting off the ground. Following their presentations, participants will be given
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Seth Meyers: Trump Is Trying to ‘Gaslight the Country’ Over Family Separation Policy

Seth Meyers: Trump Is Trying to ‘Gaslight the Country’ Over Family Separation Policy
Well, it’s happened. The Trump administration has managed to do something that is holding everyone’s attention for several days in a row with no breaks for some other weird thing the Trump administration did. That thing being Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border and locking up children in detention camps. Naturally, that meant it was the talk of late night on Monday, with Seth Meyers spending a new “A Closer Look” segment ripping Trump and pals a new one.

“If this policy strikes you as monstrous, and inhumane, and cruel, then you’re a decent person. In other words, you are not attorney general Jeff Sessions,” Meyers said. “Last week, Sessions defended the policy by citing the Bible.”

The comment Meyers mentioned is one that was played ad nauseum to the chagrin of pretty much everyone, in which Sessions said
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BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019 Film Awards

BAFTA has spelled out the diversity criteria films will need to meet for the two British film categories in its 2019 Film Awards. The British Academy came in for a barrage of criticism after this year’s Film Awards nominations included just two non-white actors out of 20 nominated and a best director category devoid of women.

BAFTA had already said it would make adherence to British Film Institute diversity standards part of the eligibility criteria for the categories of Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2019. It has now fleshed out that plan.

Films submitted must meet two of the BFI’s quartet of core diversity standards. These cover on-screen representation, project leadership, work experience, and audience access.

Marc Samuelson, chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, noted that films receiving BBC or Channel 4 funding were already required to fulfill diversity criteria. He told
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DirecTV Nabs Latin American Pay TV Rights To Mediaset España’s Hit ‘El Accidente’

Santiago De Compostela, Spain — DirecTV has nabbed Latin American pay TV rights to Mediaset España’s hit Spanish primetime drama “El Accidente,” sold by Stockholm-based house Eccho Rights.

The Spanish adaptation of Ay Yapim’s Turkish TV series “The End,” “El Accidente” was executive produced for Mediapro-Globomedia by Good Mood’s Daniel Ecija.

The series tells the story of a woman investigating her husband’s double life after a terrible accident sheds light on his secrets and lies. It stars some of Spain’s most highly-regarded acting talent, including Inma Cuesta (“The Bride”), Quim Gutiérrez (“Dark Blue Almost Black”) and
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Karlovy Vary Festival to Honor Tim Robbins

Karlovy Vary Festival to Honor Tim Robbins
Oscar-winning actor, director, screenwriter, producer and musician Tim Robbins is to be honored at the Karlovy Vary film festival.

The festival, which opens its 53rd edition later this month, will give him the event's prestigious Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema.

Robbins, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in Mystic River in 2003 and who was nominated for an Academy Award as director for Dead Man Walking in 1995, will be at the Czech spa town that hosts the festival, where he will present two of his films, Bob Roberts and Cradle Will Rock.

Robbins ...
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TV Review: 2018 MTV Movie Awards

After sitting through countless bloated awards shows indulging themselves for three or four hours at a time, the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards were a genuine relief — and in a delightful twist, even genuinely heartwarming.

Airing Monday night after taping Saturday, the edited ceremony ran just two hours long but managed to squeeze in 15 awards, two musical performances, and several pre-taped sketches featuring host Tiffany Haddish. Speeches were largely short and sweet; the biggest exception was generation award winner Chris Pratt, who accidentally proved the power of short speeches by delivering a confusing list of life rules ranging from “learn to
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Laura Ingraham Just Said Child Immigrant Detention Centers Are ‘Essentially Summer Camps’ (Video)

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A lot of people on both sides of the political aisle are condemning the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, especially after the release of video and images showing those children being kept in cages at detention centers on the U.S. border.

But Trump can at least count on the support of Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who defended the policy on her show Monday night, saying that the centers “are essentially summer camps.”

“Well, consistent with American law, when a party is arrested, your children are either sent to relatives, or they become wards of the state. So since more illegal immigrants are rushing the border, more kids are being separated from their parents and being temporarily housed in what are essentially summer camps,” said Ingraham.

Also Read: Trevor Noah Rips Steve Doocy's 'Chain Link Fences' Comment: 'Look Man, We're Not Idiots' (Video)

On Monday,
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Jordan Klepper Kinda Drops Fake Right Winger Act in Response to Trump Immigration Policy (Video)

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Jordan Klepper Kinda Drops Fake Right Winger Act in Response to Trump Immigration Policy (Video)
With only two weeks left before “The Opposition” goes off the air for good, host Jordan Klepper seems ready to let it slip that he’s not really the hateful, conspiracy-peddling right wing nutjob he pretends to be. That seemed obvious during an appropriately vicious segment on Monday’s show, about Trump’s policy of separating undocumented immigrant children from their parents, called “This Is Who We Are.”

“If you think about it for a second. Literally only a second, it sounds really really bad, “Klepper said about the policy. “Like movie villain bad… But guys, don’t let them shame you.”

Klepper then urged Republicans to not “be afraid of these actions. You need to understand that this is who we are. We’re the side that supports separating kids from their parents. We’re the deplorables.”

Also Read: 'The Opposition' Gives Michael Cohen the 'Goodfellas' Treatment
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