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'House With A Clock In Its Walls' Looks to Top Soft Weekend

'House With A Clock In Its Walls' Looks to Top Soft Weekend
This weekend is looking to be one of the worst of the year with a top twelve that would be hard pressed to deliver a combined $80 million. The weekend's new crop of releases will be led by Universal's The House with a Clock in Its Walls, which will easily take the weekend's top spot. Meanwhile, Michael Moore's new documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 should manage a top ten finish while Amazon Studios's Life Itself becomes the distributor's widest debut yet, though a lack of awareness and troubling reviews won't likely help the film's debut. Looking to top the weekend is Universal and Amblin Entertainment's The House with a Clock In Its Walls. Debuting in 3,592 locations, the adaptation of John Bellairs and Edward Gorey's children's story was directed by Eli Roth and studio expectations currently peg the film at a debut around $20 million with tracking coming in at $22 million.
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Chris Evans to Star in and Produce Apple Limited Series Defending Jacob

Chris Evans to Star in and Produce Apple Limited Series Defending Jacob
Chris Evans has a lot of defending to do in his next project — but not the kind that requires a star-spangled shield.

The Captain America star will topline Defending Jacob, a limited-run drama ordered straight to series at Apple’s streaming service.

Described as a “character-driven thriller,” Defending Jacob is based on the best-selling 2012 novel by William Landay, which follows lawyer Andy Barber (Evans) in the aftermath of his 14-year-old son, Jacob, being accused of murder. The allegations have a major impact on Andy’s family, and he must reevaluate what he thinks he knows about his child.

Evans also
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‘Stargirl’ Casts Brec Bassinger as Lead in DC Universe Series

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‘Stargirl’ Casts Brec Bassinger as Lead in DC Universe Series
Stargirl has been found!

Brec Bassinger will star in titular role for the upcoming “Stargirl” series for the DC Universe digital subscription service, it was announced Thursday.

Here’s her official character description: “Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl) is smart, athletic and above all else kind. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California, to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. ‘Borrowing’ the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.”

Also Read: 'Stargirl' Live-Action Series Coming to DC Universe From Geoff Johns

“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl,
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Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Character John Clark in New Film Series (Exclusive)

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Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Character John Clark in New Film Series (Exclusive)
Another Tom Clancy character is headed to Hollywood.

Paramount Pictures has tapped Michael B. Jordan to play Clancy hero John Clark in a new film series, Variety has learned.

Sources tell Variety that Paramount is developing two pics based on the Clancy books “Rainbow Six” and “Without Remorse,” both novels in which Clark is the main star. “Without Remorse” will be the first film of the two, serving as an origin story for the character.

Akiva Goldsman, who’s heading the new “Transformers” universe, will also be spearheading this endeavor as the film’s main producer with Jordan, Josh Appelbaum, and Corin Nemec also producing. Paramount is currently meeting with writers and directors for “Without Remorse.”

The news comes after Amazon and Paramount TV recently released a rebooted “Jack Ryan” series on its streaming platform, starring John Krasinski, to positive reviews.

Clark, a.k.a. John Terrence Kelly, is an
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Kristen Bell Confirms Veronica Mars Revival Is Coming to Hulu

Kristen Bell Confirms Veronica Mars Revival Is Coming to Hulu
Attention all Marshmallows: This is not a drill. Kristen Bell took to Instagram Thursday morning with a big announcement for any and all Veronica Mars fans. "This is a very important marshmallow announcement," she explained to her followers in a personal video. "Did you guys know that as of summer 2019, all the old Veronica Mars episodes will be available on Hula to stream and re-watch, which is great because you'll need to brush up since we're making another one." Say what?! According to the actress, a new Veronica Mars series is coming back on Hulu. And lo and behold, the timing is truly perfect. "Veronica has always been a super hero without a Cape. And I...
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‘Suits’ Spinoff: Bethany Joy Lenz Among Quartet Series Regulars Cast In USA Show

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‘Suits’ Spinoff: Bethany Joy Lenz Among Quartet Series Regulars Cast In USA Show
Exclusive: USA Network and Universal Cable Prods. have rounded out the cast of the cast of the upcoming Suits spinoff series starring Suits alumna Gina Torres.

Coming on board as series regulars are Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill), who will be playing a main character in a recasting, as well as Chantel Riley (Wynonna Earp), Isabel Arraiza (The Oath) and Eli Goree (Riverdale). They join Torres and fellow series regulars Simon Kassianides and Morgan Spector. The series is starting production in Los Angeles.

Centered on powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics, the spinoff hails from Ucp and is executive produced by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh alongside executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic and Torres also executive produce.

The project was introduced in the Season 7 finale of Suits, which
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The Deuce: Renewed for Third and Final Season on HBO

The Deuce: Renewed for Third and Final Season on HBO
Here's some bittersweet news, James Franco fans. HBO has renewed The Deuce TV show for a third and final season. The early renewal follows the season two premiere, which just aired last week. Reportedly, creators George Pelecanos and David Simon had always intended The Deuce as a three season series, and the renewal was issued after the episode-count was worked out.

An HBO 1970s period piece, The Deuce stars Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Gbenga Akinnagbe , Margarita Levieva, Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer, Michael Rispoli, and Chris Coy. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. Season two picks up five years later, in 1977, during the golden age of porn, with
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Netflix Orders Sitcom ‘No Good Nick’ With Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin

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As Netflix prepares its re-imagined version of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” the streamer ordered a sitcom starring the original Sabrina Spellman.

Netflix has picked up multi-camera comedy, “No Good Nick” for 20 episodes with Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin, fresh off his run on Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”

Hart and Astin play married couple Liz and Ed, who unwittingly welcome 13-year-old Nick (short for Nicole), played by Siena Agudong, into their family of four before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda. The series is created and executive produced by David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan.

Also Read: 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina': Here's Why Salem the Cat May Not Get Much Screen Time

The series is directed by Andy Fickman and produced by Netflix. It is the second multi-camera comedy series produced by Netflix, along with “The Ranch.” The cast also includes Kalama Epstein and Lauren Lindsey Donzis.
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Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Airs the Only Original Episode on Broadcast TV, CBS Tops Thursday

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CBS topped Thursday outright in both primetime TV ratings and total viewers. It certainly didn’t hurt that hit reality series “Big Brother” aired the lone original episode on broadcast television last night.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.7 and in viewers with 3.3 million.

It’s worth noting here that the NBC station in New York City and the CBS station in Cleveland carried NFL football.

Also Read: Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Winner Reveal Sinks 31 Percent From Last Year

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10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Jamie Kent, Rosanne Cash and More

New songs by hitmaker Billy Currington, singer-songwriter Jamie Kent, icon Rosanne Cash and more make up this week’s list of must-hear tracks.

Billy Currington, “Bring It On Over”

Currington goes full-on pop with his newest single, which repositions the singer as a bedroom-bound beau who can’t wait to “dive on in it” with his lover. An insistent, dance-club beat runs beneath the whole song, pushing Currington into some of his most modern territory to date. Written by Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Jesse Frasure, “Bring It
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Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Costume Removed From Halloween Site After Backlash

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An online Halloween costume and lingerie store has removed a sexy “Handmaid’s Tale” costume after it sparked outrage on social media.

“Our corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment, and gender empowerment overall,” Yandy said in a statement. “Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that our ‘Yandy Brave Red Maiden Costume’ is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment. This is unfortunate, as it was not our intention on any level. Our initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image. Given the sincere, heartfelt response, supported by numerous personal stories we’ve received, we are removing the costume from our site.”

The listing has since been removed, but according to screenshots on social media, the costume was selling for $64.95 and was described as, “an upsetting
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Flashback: Paul Simon and Chevy Chase’s Hilarious ‘You Can Call Me Al’ Video

Flashback: Paul Simon and Chevy Chase’s Hilarious ‘You Can Call Me Al’ Video
Paul Simon and Chevy Chase are both getting a lot of press attention this week, but for extremely different reasons. Simon is wrapping up his Homeward Bound farewell tour with a series of emotional shows in New York, culminating with a blowout at Flushing Meadows Corona Park near his childhood home in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. His old friend Chevy, meanwhile, gave an interview to the Washington Post where he calls the current incarnation of Saturday Night Live “the worst fucking humor in the world” among many, many other things
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Kavanaugh Backer Ed Whelan Apologizes After Floating Unfounded Doppelganger Theory for Attack

Conservative activist Ed Whelan apologized on Friday after posting a lengthy Twitter thread Thursday night with unfounded speculation that Christine Blasey Ford had misidentified Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for another similar-looking high school classmate in her account of what she has called an attempted sexual assault.

“I made an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment in posting the tweet thread in a way that identified Kavanaugh’s Georgetown Prep classmate,” said Whelan, a former clerk of Antonin Scalia and president of the think tank Ethics and Public Policy Center.

“I take full responsibility for that mistake, and I deeply apologize for it. I realize that does not undo the mistake.” His did not address the substance of his theory, which has already been disputed.

I made an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment in posting the tweet thread in a way that identified Kavanaugh's Georgetown Prep classmate. I take full responsibility for that mistake,
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‘Quincy’: 10 Things We Learned From New Quincy Jones Doc

‘Quincy’: 10 Things We Learned From New Quincy Jones Doc
“At each stage in his remarkable career, he’s been the first. He’s been somebody who’s walked through that door before everybody else has. That’s given people behind him enormous confidence. And he’s done it with grace.”

Those are the words President Obama uses to describe the writer-producer-arranger-composer Quincy Jones near the end of the new documentary Quincy. Jones is one of the great musical figures of the 20th century, a restless polymath who worked across jazz, the blues, pop, funk and rap. His work always
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A Christian Singer Is Bigger Than Drake and Ariana Grande This Week

A Christian Singer Is Bigger Than Drake and Ariana Grande This Week
Paul McCartney easily took the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week when his new album Egypt Station blew past 153,000 equivalent album units — a forceful 147,000 of which were traditional album sales. Eminem’s Kamikaze, now two weeks old, slotted in at Number Two with 136,000 units.

But just under those two, and well ahead of records by Drake, Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, Post Malone, Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj, is a somewhat unexpected record called Look Up Child by 27-year-old Christian singer Lauren Daigle, selling 115,000 units, 103,000 of which are traditional album sales.
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Mister Rogers Is Being Honored by Google — Here’s Why

Google is bringing a new generation to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with the tech behemoth honoring the iconic TV show on Friday with a new stop motion Doodle.

The reason? It’s the 51st anniversary of the first filming of Fred Rogers’ landmark show — although it didn’t end up airing until February 1968. Users will see an animated picture of Rogers above the search bar, and clicking it starts a two-minute updated version of the show’s famous introduction. Rogers waltzes through town in his trademark cardigan and tie, bringing together a diverse mix of kids as he sings “What You Be My Neighbor?” once more.

“There’s nobody else in the whole world who’s exactly like you, and people can like you exactly as you are,” Rogers says at the end of the Doodle, in a very 2018-friendly message.

Also Read: From 'Mister Rogers' to 'Zoom': 25 Kids Shows Begging
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Fox News Is Peddling Conspiracy Theories to Defend Brett Kavanaugh

It didn’t take long for Kavanaugh apologists to put on their tin foil hats as part of their feverish effort to exonerate Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee. On Thursday afternoon, the Washington Post published an opinion piece wondering if Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is so “mixed up” that she confused the judge with someone who looked exactly like him. “As crazy as that sounds, it wouldn’t be unheard of,” columnist Kathleen Parker wrote of a possible mistaken identity. “And, given the high regard in which
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John Lydon Looks Back on 40 Years of Public Image Ltd.

John Lydon Looks Back on 40 Years of Public Image Ltd.
“I’m not a sad sack,” says John Lydon. “The more problems you give me, the better I look.”

The Public Image Ltd. frontman and former “Mr. Johnny Rotten” has been reflecting lately on the last four decades of his career, the time in which he separated himself from the Sex Pistols and became a post-punk pioneer, exploring arty indulgences and mantra-like rock. Over the past eight years, he’s reviewed his life story while participating in interviews for a new documentary, The Public Image Is Rotten. The film offers
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‘9-1-1’ Showrunner on Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Big Entrance and if We’ll Be Waiting for Abby Forever

‘9-1-1’ Showrunner on Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Big Entrance and if We’ll Be Waiting for Abby Forever
You can’t replace Connie Britton. And “9-1-1” showrunner Tim Minear told TheWrap he wouldn’t have dared to try after her character Abby exited the Fox emergency-responder procedural when its first season wrapped back in March.

But he and fellow co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk did have to get a new leading lady if they were gonna keep all these crazy emergency calls coming for viewers this fall. So how do you find a worthy replacement for everyone’s favorite operator without replacing her? Enter Jennifer Love Hewitt.

“That was Ryan’s preternatural casting genius sense, which really never takes any time — at all,” Minear told TheWrap, in an interview ahead of the “9-1-1” Season 2 premiere Sunday. “He’ll know exactly the element that is needed for a show and when you say Connie’s replacement — not really Connie’s replacement right? You can’t replace Connie Britton.
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Watch Metric Explore Bleak Late-Night Club Scenes in ‘Now or Never Now’ Video

Watch Metric Explore Bleak Late-Night Club Scenes in ‘Now or Never Now’ Video
Metric showcase the bleak side of late-night clubbing when you can feel more alone even when surrounded by many people in their video for “Now or Never Now.” The track appears on new album, Art of Doubt, which was released today.

Directed by Jack Nicholson’s daughter, Lorraine, the clip features frontwoman Emily Haines dressed in a sparkly night-on-the-town outfit inside a neon-lit and disco ball-adorned club. And while the setting suggests a party atmosphere, the mood is much darker and isolating, as she moves aimlessly around a club alone.
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