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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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Here’s What You Need to Know About That Talking Zombie on ‘The Walking Dead’

Here’s What You Need to Know About That Talking Zombie on ‘The Walking Dead’
(Spoilers ahead for the Nov. 11 episode of “The Walking Dead” on AMC)

It was not the most incredibly eventful episode of “The Walking Dead” this week, aside from the talking zombie that we’ll get to in a moment. But that was by design — with Rick out of the picture and a multi-year time skip occurring, the show needed a minute to establish the new status quo.

And the writers did exactly that by showing us Alexandria through the eyes of a bunch of new folks — Magna and her friends seeking asylum and the residents discussing whether to grant it.

But the episode also steered the show toward its next big extended plot line via a story thread that seemed oddly out of place at first. That thread involved Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) trying to use the radio to find more survivors, and Rosita (Christian Serratos) and Eugene (Josh McDermitt) going
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‘Daredevil’ Star Deborah Ann Woll Has Some Ideas for Season 4 If Marvel Show Returns (Video)

‘Daredevil’ Star Deborah Ann Woll Has Some Ideas for Season 4 If Marvel Show Returns (Video)
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for “Daredevil” through the Season 3 finale)

Karen Page found herself in a lonely state of mind at the beginning of the third season of “Daredevil,” but according to actress Deborah Ann Woll, it’s been a journey “towards one of independence.” And that’s something she’d like to solve if the series returns for another season.

“Karen’s always been sort of a lonely figure,” Woll told TheWrap in an on-camera interview (above). At the beginning of the Netflix-Marvel drama’s third season, one of her friends is holed up with his fancy new job and girlfriend, while the other is presumed dead.

“With Foggy (Elden Henson) living the good life with this great job and wonderful girlfriend, and Matt (Charlie Cox) is ‘dead,’ Karen’s really on her own,” she said. “I think Karen thinks she deserves that, that because of
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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Sequel Heads for $250 Million Global Launch

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Sequel Heads for $250 Million Global Launch
Put your wands up, muggles. The upcoming chapter in the Harry Potter universe looks to enchant moviegoers and dominate the global box office.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is expected to earn $65 million from over 3,300 domestic locations, though industry estimates show that number could be closer to $75 million. The higher part of that range would be in line with the opening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first entry in the “Harry Potter” spinoff series. That film debuted with $74 million on the same weekend two years ago and went on to generate $234 million in North America and $580 million overseas. The second film carries a slightly bigger budget of $200 million, while the first outing cost $175 million.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the magical movies, expects to see a similar boost from the international box office. The sequel could make as much as $250 million this weekend when including foreign markets,
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Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’ and Viola Davis’ ‘Widows’ Cancel AFI Fest Red Carpet Amid Woolsey Fire

Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’ and Viola Davis’ ‘Widows’ Cancel AFI Fest Red Carpet Amid Woolsey Fire
The red carpet premieres at the AFI Fest for Karyn Kusama’s thriller “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman, and Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” starring Viola Davis, have been canceled amid the still raging Woolsey Fire affecting Southern California.

Both “Destroyer” and “Widows” will still screen Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, but both Annapurna and Twentieth Century Fox called off the red carpet events, following the lead of Paramount and Netflix. The two studios previously called off their red carpets for the Mark Wahlberg comedy “Instant Family,” scheduled for Saturday night, and the Coen Brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and the Sandra Bullock thriller “Bird Box,” both scheduled to premiere on Sunday.

See Annapurna’s statement below:

Also Read: 'Destroyer' Film Review: Nicole Kidman Is Repulsively Brilliant in Hardcore Action Flick

After the tragic events of last week’s mass shooting and the continued wildfires across our beautiful state, we
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Did Vince Gilligan Reveal a ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Idea 5 Years Ago?

Did Vince Gilligan Reveal a ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Idea 5 Years Ago?
As of now, what little we know about Vince Gilligan’s planned “Breaking Bad” movie suggests it will focus on Walter White’s reluctant partner-in-crime, Jesse Pinkman. And Aaron Paul certainly sounds up for revisiting the role.

In November 2013, Gilligan surmised in an interview with GQ that Jesse’s troubles may not have ended with the show’s finale. The “Breaking Bad” creator said that while he personally hopes that Jesse found peace after the show, he believed the “most likely outcome” for Jesse won’t be good.

Why do we think the “Breaking Bad” movie will focus on Jesse? In part because of the Albuquerque Journal‘s summary of the plot when it broke news of the film Tuesday. It said the “Breaking Bad” movie will “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

If you haven’t seen the “Breaking Bad” finale, go watch
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‘Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules Reaches Plea Deal in Fatal Crash Case

‘Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules Reaches Plea Deal in Fatal Crash Case
“Bachelor” alum Chris Soules has reached a plea agreement in the case against him involving a fatal car crash, a representative of the Buchanan County Attorney’s office in Iowa told TheWrap on Tuesday.

Soules pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Soules, known as “Prince Farming” on the ABC reality show, was initially charged with leaving the scene where a death occurred last year, a charge he had pleaded not guilty to.

Soules was arrested at his home near Arlington, Iowa, following a fatal crash that left 66-year-old Kenneth Eugene Mosher dead. The former reality TV star was taken into custody after the pickup truck he was driving rear-ended a John Deere tractor, according to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office.

Also Read: 'Bachelor' Alum Chris Soules Wants All Mention of Alcohol Banned From His Fatal Crash Case

Soules had
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Hear Brad Paisley Name-Check George Strait in Twangy New ‘Bucked Off’

Hear Brad Paisley Name-Check George Strait in Twangy New ‘Bucked Off’
Brad Paisley sings one for the perpetually unlucky in love with his new single “Bucked Off,” released on Tuesday. The song is Paisley’s first release since the 2017 single “Heaven South,” which appeared on his LP Love and War.

Penned by Paisley with frequent collaborators Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace, “Bucked Off” is an upbeat meditation on the emotional risks of dating and relationships. Paisley makes the comparison that putting oneself in that vulnerable situation feels like riding a bull at the rodeo, with its various attendant risks. “This ain’t a wild bull,
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Review: Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore’s Avant-Folk Super Session ‘Ghost Forest’

There’s a tradition of experimental music in which avant-garde ideas are also tender and inviting – think Clara Rockmore, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Speigel, Laurie Anderson, Robert Wyatt, John Fahey. This duo project feels rooted in that notion. Lattimore’s already made one of the year’s best LPs, the deliciously hypnotic Hundreds of Days, an all-instrumental set built around her Lyon and Healy concert harp. Baird is a dreamy folk singer and fingerstyle guitarist with a long collaborative resume (Kurt Vile, Bonnie Prince Billy, Espers, Heron Oblivion, etc.).This mini-lp
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How ‘Origin’ Creator Mika Watkins Sold Her Sci-Fi Series to YouTube Premium

YouTube is reaching for the stars as it prepares to launch its first high-end European scripted show, a 10-part sci-fi series entitled “Origin.” The drama was commissioned from the Sony-owned London-based Left Bank Pictures, and comes from creator Mika Watkins, who developed the show after working as a development assistant at Left Bank.

“Mika joined the company on a diversity scheme around five years ago,” Left Bank’s CEO Andy Harries tells Variety. “Within a few weeks we realized that she was very bright. Almost straight away we made her a trainee script editor.”

Prior to Left Bank, Watkins
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CNN Has Played Right Into Trump’s Hands

In what has become one of the dumbest stories of the year, CNN sued President Trump Tuesday. The litigation alleges the White House did not have grounds to revoke the press credential of reporter Jim Acosta, whom Trump berated during a post-election press conference last Wednesday.

“CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration this morning in DC District Court,” read a statement from the network. “It demands the return of the White House credentials of CNN’s Chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta. The wrongful revocation of these credentials
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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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Helado Negro Teases 2019 Album, Tour Dates With Pleading New Single

Helado Negro Teases 2019 Album, Tour Dates With Pleading New Single
Ecuadorian-American artist Helado Negro has announced the release of his new album, This Is How You Smile, set for release on March 8th, 2019. Inspired by a line from “Girl,” the short story by Jamaica Kincaid, Helado Negro’s sixth full-length album follows his 2016 breakthrough LP, Private Energy.

Under the moniker Helado Negro, the experimental singer, songwriter and producer Roberto Carlos Lange has deftly infused his textural electronic stylings with elements of Latin American folk and dream pop. On Tuesday Lange teased his upcoming album with the delicately woven lead single,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season: 8 Things We Learned From Director David Nutter’s Reddit Ama

‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season: 8 Things We Learned From Director David Nutter’s Reddit Ama
Have you circled the entire month of April on your 2019 calendar while waiting patiently for more news about the final season of “Game of Thrones”? Good, because David Nutter — a frequent director on the D.B. Weiss and Damon Benioff-created series — hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything on Tuesday, giving up some hints about Season 8.

Nutter — the director behind the Ad Council’s new short film “Rising,” which will air on Showtime this Friday — directed Episodes 1, 2 and 4 of the HBO fantasy epic’s final season. He previously directed iconic installments like Season 2’s “The Rains of Castamere,” aka The Red Wedding, and the Season 5 finale “Mother’s Mercy,” which kicked off the “Is Jon Snow dead?” debate and won Nutter an Emmy.

Here’s what we learned from Nutter’s Ama.

Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Final Season to Premiere in April 2019

1. The final six episodes will be over an hour each.
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