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‘Incredibles 2’s $23.9M Monday Is Best Ever For An Animated Movie

‘Incredibles 2’s $23.9M Monday Is Best Ever For An Animated Movie
Even though the weekend is over, the momentum for Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 just won’t let up.

The Brad Bird-directed feature earned an estimated $23.9 million Monday in early morning industry reporting (Disney will report their numbers later), the best ever for an animated movie, unseating DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek 2 which has long held the record with $23.4M since May 31, 2004.

On the list of best Mondays at the box office, Incredibles 2 also ranks as the second…
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‘Killing Eve’ and ‘The Americans’ Lead TCA Awards Nominations

‘Killing Eve’ and ‘The Americans’ Lead TCA Awards Nominations
BBC America’s “Killing Eve” crashed the TCA Awards party as the freshman series led all other programs with five nominations for the 34th annual TCA Awards.

The Television Critics Association (TCA) revealed the nominees on Tuesday. Critics also showed love for FX’s “The Americans,” which ended its six-season run in May, handing out four nominations.

With 10 nominations, FX is the No. 1 network, followed by Netflix (nine) and NBC (seven). HBO, last year’s top-nominated network, split with BBC America with six apiece. Program of the Year will come down to “Atlanta,” “Killing Eve,” “The Americans,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Good Place,” and “This Is Us.”
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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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Yes, Juneteenth Is a Real Holiday

“Happy Juneteenth!”

In the first few minutes of a first-season episode of FX’s “Atlanta,” many audiences were introduced to Juneteenth. And if you were confused as to what the hell Monique, Craig and everyone else in their house were celebrating with slave ship decorations and drinks named “plantation master poison” — then you’ve come to the right place.

Juneteenth, also referred to as Freedom Day, commemorates the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865. Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation three years earlier — making slavery illegal by Jan. 1, 1863 — many slaves were still not free.

On that fateful June 19, Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War was over.

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See his speech below.

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from
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Facebook Helps Raise Millions to Reunite Families Separated at the Border

In under a week, a Facebook fundraiser has raised more than $4.5 million to help reconnect undocumented immigrants split from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The “reunite an immigrant parent with their child” page has received contributions from more than 113,000 users, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, since launching on Saturday. The donations are being given to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (Raices), an organization that provides legal services to undocumented immigrants.

The fundraiser, started by Dave and Charlotte Willner from the Bay Area, initially aimed to raise $1,500. Contributions hit $4.67 million by Tuesday morning. Several private donors have matched up to $250,000 apiece.

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“We are collectively revulsed at what’s happening to immigrant families on our southern border,” wrote the Willners on the page.
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‘Fraiser’ Alum Jane Leeves Joins Fox’s ‘The Resident’ Season 2 as Series Regular

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‘Fraiser’ Alum Jane Leeves Joins Fox’s ‘The Resident’ Season 2 as Series Regular
Jane Leeves has a new series regular gig. The “Hot in Cleveland” and “Frasier” alum has been added to the full-time cast of the upcoming second season of Fox’s medical drama “The Resident.”

Leeves will join returning Season 1 series regulars Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp and Shaunette Renée Wilson, as well as Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Glenn Morshower, who were promoted for recurring to regulars for the sophomore year.

Leeves will play Dr. Kitt Voss, a star orthopedic surgeon and kick-ass new mentor for the hospital’s residents. Kitt attracts the roving eye of Dr. Bell, while butting heads with larger-than-life Cardio-thoracic surgeon Aj Austin (Warner).

More to come…

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Dr. Dre Plots Marvin Gaye Biopic

Dr. Dre Plots Marvin Gaye Biopic
Dr. Dre is developing a movie about Marvin Gaye, making a deal with Sony/Atv Music Publishing to secure the rights to the late Motown icon's music.

A representative for Sony/Atv confirmed the deal to Rolling Stone, though the film remains in the very early stages of development. Sources tell Rolling Stone that, among other conditions, the project would need the approval of Motown founder Berry Gordy to move forward.

A representative for Gordy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

As Variety reports, Dr. Dre is
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‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Glow’ Among 2018 TCA Award Nominees

‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Glow’ Among 2018 TCA Award Nominees
Freshmen series including “Killing Eve,” “Barry,” “Glow” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” are among the nominees for the 34th Annual TCA Awards, the Television Critics Assn. announced today. In addition to these newcomer series, there is also a new category on the ballot this year: sketch/variety.

Killing Eve” leads the pack with the most nominations per series (at five), with “The Americans” following right behind at four. “Atlanta,” “Barry,” “The Good Place,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” each earned three noms, while “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” “Glow” and “This Is Us” each earned two.
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Remote Controlled: ‘Better Things’ Boss Pamela Adlon on the ‘Joy’ of Directing

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum sat down with “Better Things” boss Pamela Adlon — along with the cast — at the show’s Fyc panel at the Television Academy and discussed the process of putting the show together in preparation for the show’s upcoming third season.

Listen to this week’s podcast for free below and at Apple Podcasts:

Creator and director Pamela Adlon said she never expected to be a director during her acting career,
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David Hogg Calls for Second Boycott of Fox News’ Laura Ingraham

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg called for another boycott against Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday.

“So @IngrahamAngle we meet again. Who are you biggest advertisers now?” said the teenager in a tweet. In a followup, he also listed a series of new advertisers including Ace Hardware and John Deere.”

Both tweets swiftly took off.

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So @IngrahamAngle we meet again. Who are you biggest advertisers now?

— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 19, 2018

If we get these advertisers pulled maybe @Ingraham will have to become a camp counselor and learn how wrong she is.

1. @BeachesResorts & @SandalsResorts

2.@Siriusxm

3. @CarfaxReports

4. @AceHardware

5. Iac

6. @Cabelas

7. @JohnDeere

— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 19, 2018

A rep for Fox News did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

The spark of the boycott appears to be Ingraham’s comments on her program last night in
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Snapchat’s First ‘Docu Series’ on Social Media Stars Set to Launch Later This Year

Snap Inc. is developing a new genre of “Docu Series” programming for Snapchat, with the first show focused on Orange County social media darlings, set to debut later this year.

“Endless Summer,” currently in production, will follow social stars Summer Mckeen and Dylan Jordan as they navigate through the world of big-time influencers: photoshoots, brand partnerships, and living on their own for the first time. The show is pegged for a September launch, according to a Snap spokesperson.

Snap has partnered with reality TV stalwart Bunim/Murray Productions — the company behind “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” “The Real World,” and “Project Runway” — to produce the show.

Also Read: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Responds to Claims of 'Toxic' Workplace: 'We Need to Do More'

Summer and Dylan from “Endless Summer” (via Snap)

“Endless Summer” is a departure from Snapchat’s previous content, which has primarily been unscripted shows centered around sports, fashion,
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