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Meet The New Lex Luthor: Jon Cryer Lands Iconic Villain Role For "Supergirl"

Meet The New Lex Luthor: Jon Cryer Lands Iconic Villain Role For
Jon Cryer, the Emmy-winning co-star of "Two and A Half Men," will return to primetime television to play the scheming, evil genius Lex Luthor as a recurring character on the CW series "Supergirl."

The plan is for Cryer to make his debut as Luthor in the 15th episode of the current season which airs in early January. The series switched to Sunday nights in October when it launched its Season Four storyline. The season’s sixth episode, titled "Call to Action," airs this Sunday.
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‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Leave No Trace’ Nominated for Top Independent Spirit Awards

‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Leave No Trace’ Nominated for Top Independent Spirit Awards
If Beale Street Could Talk, You Were Never Really Here, Eighth Grade, First Reformed and Leave No Trace have been nominated as the best independent films of 2018 by the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which announced its nominees on Friday morning in Los Angeles.

To qualify for the Spirit Awards, a film must meet a variety of criteria, including a budget of less than $20 million. It must also contain “significant American content,” a requirement that can be fulfilled by having the film set and shot in the U.S. or by having U.S. citizens or permanent residents in two of the three creative positions of director, writer and producer.
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‘Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald’ Launches With $31 Million at International Box Office

‘Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald’ Launches With $31 Million at International Box Office
Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is showing magic at the international box office, grossing $31 million at 24,350 screens in its first two days.

The tentpole, which added 45 markets on Thursday, is the top movie in all but one of 55 territories. The top markets are France and South Korea, with $3.6 million each in two days.
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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87

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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87
William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and his adaptation of “All the President’s Men,” died on Friday in his Manhattan home, according to the the Washington Post. He was 87.

His daughter Jenny Goldman cited complications from colon cancer and pneumonia as the cause of his death.

“Butch Cassidy,” a revisionist Western that helped popularize the buddy movie, announced Goldman as a screenwriter able to balance big laughs with a sense of adventure, while “All the President’s Men” cemented his status as a deft writer of suspense. The two are considered to be among the finest screenplays ever written and exemplify Goldman’s range and versatility.

In a 2015 interview with Signature, Goldman was asked about his ability to bounce from genre to genre.

“You cross your fingers and never stop,” he said. “Praying is also good.”

Goldman, who frequently transferred his novels,
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'Fantastic Beasts 2',' Instant Family' & 'Widows' Hit the Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Frame

'Fantastic Beasts 2',' Instant Family' & 'Widows' Hit the Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Frame
Last year saw the November box office top $1 billion in calendar grosses for just the third time ever and it was the first time since 2013. This year, November grosses are currently trailing 2017 by just -2.4% and this weekend sees the release of what is sure to be another big debut in the form of WB's sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The weekend also features the debut of what looks to be a strong opening for Steve McQueen's Widows while the PG-13 comedy Instant Family hopes to begin a long holiday run. Poised to finish atop the box office is Warner Bros.'s release of the second film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and there is a chance it could come close to matching the $74 million opening for its predecessor, though WB is remaining conservative with expectations hovering around $65 million. A
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"Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D" Renewed For Season 7 By ABC

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Ahead of its sixth season premiere this summer, ABC has renewed Marvel’s "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." for a seventh season. It is believed to consist of 13 episodes, on par with Season 6.

The timing of the early renewal is likely tied to the cast’s option coming up. Along with picking up the actors’ options, ordering Season 7 ahead of time would allow for the two shorter seasons to be filmed back-to-back, which helps to reduces costs.

When "S.H.I.E.L.D."'s move to summer was announced in May, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey made it clear that Season 6 was not envisioned as a final one.
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Jorn Winther, Director on the David Frost-Richard Nixon Interviews, Dies at 88

Jorn Winther, Director on the David Frost-Richard Nixon Interviews, Dies at 88
Jorn Winther, the director on the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews that kept television and radio audiences transfixed over four consecutive nights in 1977, has died. He was 88.

Winther was identified as a man killed Nov. 9 in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs, the Riverside County Coroner's Office reported.

In the 1960s, Winther directed for the ABC music showcase Shindig! and worked on variety shows hosted by the likes of Jonathan Winters, Sonny & Cher and Barbara McNair.

He later spent more than five years as an executive producer and director ...
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Review: Rosanne Cash Shows Why She’s One of Our Most Ambitious Songwriters on ‘She Remembers Everything’

Review: Rosanne Cash Shows Why She’s One of Our Most Ambitious Songwriters on ‘She Remembers Everything’
“We pray to the God/of collateral children,” sings Rosanne Cash in her verse of “8 Gods of Harlem,” a standout on her 14th studio album that enlists Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello as co-writers, each singing a verse in a narrative constellation involving a young man’s death. The song is ghosted by headlines of failed gun safety legislation, dubious police shootings, and senseless military pursuits, and it’s an object lesson in how to engage a national crisis without histrionics or mincing words.

This shouldn’t come as a
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Christopher Watts: New Developments in Colorado Murder Case

It’s been a little over a week since Christopher Watts agreed to plead guilty to the August murders of his pregnant wife Shan’ann, 34, and their two daughters, Bella, four, and Celeste, three, in order to avoid a possible death sentence. The unexpected decision signaled a remarkably quick conclusion to a horrifically tragic capital murder case, avoiding a prolonged and lengthy trial and the likelihood that any guilty verdict would spend years in limbo while under appeal. Watts’s plea agreement won’t be official until November 19th, when
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David Harbour Joins Chris Hemsworth in ‘Dhaka’ for Netflix

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David Harbour Joins Chris Hemsworth in ‘Dhaka’ for Netflix
Stranger Things” star David Harbour has joined the cast of the Chris Hemsworth action vehicle “Dhaka,” a film for Netflix, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

“Infinity War” directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are producing the movie with Mike Larocca under their Agbo Films banner. Hemsworth and Eric Gitter are producing as well. Patrick Newall and Ari Costa are executive producing. Ben Grayson is the co-producer.

Stunt coordinator turned director Sam Hargrave is making his directorial debut on the film, which is currently shooting. Hargrave previously was a stunt double for “Captain America” actor Chris Evans.

Also Read: 'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Uses 'Jaws 2' to Explain Why You Should Vote (Photo)

The screenplay, written by Joe Russo, centers on the underworld of weapons dealers and traffickers, where a young boy becomes the pawn in a war between notorious drug lords.
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Channing Dungey Exits ABC; Karey Burke Named Network President

Channing Dungey Exits ABC; Karey Burke Named Network President
Channing Dungey, the first African American to lead a U.S. broadcast network, has departed her role as president, ABC Entertainment. Karey Burke, head of original programming for cable channel Freeform, has been tapped to replace her.

Dungey’s departure comes as corporate parent Disney prepares for a massive overhaul of its television business units tied to the pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Last month, Disney announced that Fox executive Peter Rice would take over the entirety of Disney’s non-sports TV operations, with fellow Fox veteran Dana Walden tapped to oversee ABC, Freeform, and Disney’s television-studio operations.
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Review: Mariah Carey Stays Current Without Losing Her Charm on ‘Caution’

Review: Mariah Carey Stays Current Without Losing Her Charm on ‘Caution’
Don’t get it twisted: there is not a single artist who can match Mariah Carey’s nearly three decades of consistency and resilience. Even when it seems like she’s at a career low (the underrated commercial calamity Glitter)), she comes back swinging for the next round.

Caution comes four years after Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, a solid album that lacked the vocal consistency and musical cohesion of her best work, despite re-teaming Carey with frequent collaborator Jermaine Dupri. In the four years since that album,
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Heading to $75 Million Opening

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Heading to $75 Million Opening
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is ready to cast a powerful spell on the box office.

Warner Bros.’ tentpole is heading for a domestic opening weekend in the $75 million range, early estimates showed Friday.

The North American figure could wind up matching the $74.4 million opening for 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

The sequel is dominating the other openers — Fox/New Regency’s “Widows” and Paramount’s comedy “Instant Family,” with both heading for the $11 million to $13 million range. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” conjured $9.1 million in Thursday night previews, while “Widows” made $600,00 in previews and “Instant Family” took in $550,000.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been projected by the studio to earn $65 million from 4,163 domestic locations this weekend, though industry estimates showed that number could be closer to $75 million and as much as $250 million worldwide. “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second entry in what Warner Bros.
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16 Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes and Specials Ever (Photos)

16 Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes and Specials Ever (Photos)
Friends” – “The One With All the Thanksgivings”

The Friends gather in Monica’s apartment to reminisce about their worst Thanksgiving memories, including the time Monica accidentally cutting off Chandler’s toe and Joey getting his head stuck in a turkey.

Friends” – “The One With the Football”

Ross and Monica’s sibling rivalry comes out in full force when the Gellers go head-to-head in a touch football game that quickly grows heated.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” – “The Gang Squashes Their Beefs”

The “Always Sunny” gang attempts to make amends by meeting up with their many enemies to bury the hatchet so they can finally have their ideal Thanksgiving.

How I Met Your Mother” – “Slapsgiving”

Marshall continues one of the show’s longest running gags and delivers Barney’s third slap, while Ted and Robin struggle to remain friends after their breakup.

Fresh off the Boat” – “Huangsgiving”

Jessica gets a 5:00 a.
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Hear Gerard Way’s Surprise New Song ‘Getting Down the Germs’

Hear Gerard Way’s Surprise New Song ‘Getting Down the Germs’
Less than a month after Gerard Way dropped his surprise single “Baby, You’re a Haunted House,” the My Chemical Romance singer has returned with another new track titled “Getting Down the Germs.”

“I had really been wanting a song that featured the flute prominently for quite some time. It sits in there perfectly, like it was made to pay the song a visit,” Way said of the track in a statement.

“It’s never the same and the nights always glow / There’s nothing to see and nowhere to
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Watch Mariah Carey Dissect Lyrics in Career-Spanning Interview

Watch Mariah Carey Dissect Lyrics in Career-Spanning Interview
Mariah Carey stopped by Genius HQ on Wednesday night to sit down and discuss the evolution of her songwriting over the course of her career. Carey released her 15th studio album Caution today.

“It’s so great to hear the acknowledgment of the songwriting because oftentimes people put that as a secondary thing and for me it’s always at the top of the gifts I could be so thankful to have,” she said to interviewer Rob Markman at the start of the hourlong conversation. Throughout the interview, Carey noted
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Here’s Everything We Know About the Series’ Epic Ending – So Far

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Here’s Everything We Know About the Series’ Epic Ending – So Far
Winter is coming slower than ever this year, as fans await the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones.”

While we still know very little about the last installment in D.B. Weiss and David Benioff’s HBO fantasy series, Monday’s big premiere date news prompted TheWrap to start rounding up the precious few details that are available regarding how all of this ends.

And, look, we get that you are sad the small-screen adaptation of the George R.R. Martin novels is coming to a close. But just remember, what is dead may never die.

Also Read: Maisie Williams Filmed Her Final 'Game of Thrones' Scene Solo: 'Arya's Always Bloody Alone'

1. Production has wrapped

Based on multiple social media posts shared by the cast, including Maisie Williams — who was the last woman standing on set — the show finished shooting in Belfast in July.

2. It will air sometime in April 2019

No,
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‘WWE Day Of': Go Behind-the-Scenes as Becky Lynch Learns She Can’t Fight at ‘Survivor Series’ (Video)

Don’t cry, Becky Lynch: It can’t be good for the tear ducts behind a broken nose.

Monday was a rough day for the WWE “SmackDown Live” Women’s Champion, as she got decked by Nia Jax while leading an invasion of “Monday Night Raw.” The wayward blow resulted in a “broken face” and a “severe concussion,” in WWE’s words.

Tuesday was also pretty painful for Lynch. After spending the previous night in the emergency room, WWE’s medical staff informed Lynch that she could not participate at Sunday pay-per-view “Survivor Series.” The whole thing was caught on camera for WWE’s documentary web series “WWE Day Of.”

Also Read: 7-Time WWE World Heavyweight Champ Edge on Where He Ranks, Size-Wise, in the Land of 'Vikings'

The near-7-minute video begins with Lynch updating her mom on the injury. She then gets hugs of support from
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‘It’s Past Time’: Rep. Barbara Lee on Black Women in Democratic Power

A record 102 women were elected to the House of Representatives this cycle — close to half of them women of color — and Democrats made massive gains, many in close elections that were decided by female voters. 2018 is, indisputably, the year of the woman — you just wouldn’t know it by looking at the Democratic House leadership where the lone woman, Nancy Pelosi, is fending off calls to pass the torch to a younger generation while the men she’s groomed or installed around her — Steny Hoyer, Jim Clyburn, Ben Ray Luján
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Hulu Orders ‘Sweet Tooth’ Fantasy Pilot From Team Downey, Warner Bros. TV

Hulu has given a pilot production order to an adaptation of the DC Vertigo comic “Sweet Tooth” shepherded by Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey banner and Warner Bros. Television.

Hap and Leonard” alum Jim Mickle is writing and directing the pilot and will exec produce with Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran.

The project is based on the comic book series created by Jeff Lemire. “Sweet Tooth” is billed as a coming-of-age drama revolving aorund Gus, a boy/deer hybrid who leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins up
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