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Johnny Galecki Will Appear on ‘The Conners’ – and Juliette Lewis Will Play His Girlfriend

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Johnny Galecki Will Appear on ‘The Conners’ – and Juliette Lewis Will Play His Girlfriend
Johnny Galecki is coming back for more “Roseanne” — er, “The Conners.” And this time he’s bringing Juliette Lewis with him — as his girlfriend!

“Here’s The Big News!! Look what I’m doin!!” Lewis wrote on Instagram Tuesday, alongside a picture of her with Galecki and Sara Gilbert, as well as an image of her holding a script from the show.

A spokesperson for ABC confirmed Galecki’s return as David, an ex of Sara Gilbert’s Darlene, for the spinoff and said that Lewis will be playing Blue — his girlfriend who was referenced on the first (and last) season of the “Roseanne” revival last spring.

The romantic interest casting might give some “Christmas Vacation” fans a chuckle, as the two played brother and sister, Audrey and Russell Griswold, on the Chevy Chase-led 1989 comedy.
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"Jack Ryan" Star Dina Shihabi Visits IMDb Live on Twitch on Wednesday

Dina Shihabi of the Prime Video series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" joins "The IMDb Show" host Tim Kash and Ian de Borja live at 9 a.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 26, on IMDb's Twitch channel to talk about the show and more.

Watch the interview live and submit questions at twitch.tv/IMDb as well as on Facebook.com/IMDb, where IMDb will be streaming the chat live from its page.

On "Jack Ryan," Shihabi plays Hanin — the wife of Islamic terrorist Ali Suleiman and mother of their son. In Season 1 of the series, which hit Amazon on Aug. 31, she deals with the impact of her husband's actions and the ensuing pursuit from CIA financial analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) and his supervisor, James Greer (Wendell Pierce).

Prior to "Jack Ryan," the Saudi Arabia-born Shihabi starred in the 2017 movie 'Cigarette Soup' and appeared in the CBS drama "Madam Secretary," among other roles. Earlier in September, she signed a development deal with Propagate for a TV series based on her time living in Los Angeles.

"The IMDb Show" caught up with Shihabi earlier this year, as well, to talk more about her character. Watch the video here.

IMDb's Twitch channel broadcasts live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years, Deemed "Sexually Violent Predator"

Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years, Deemed
Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison on Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in a widely viewed trial that #MeToo advocates said doubled as a litmus test for the progress of the movement. Cosby was facing 30 years in prison.

Cosby was taken straight to prison following the sentencing, with Judge Steven O’Neill denying Cosby’s lawyer’s motion to allow him to remain free on bail pending an appeal.

Earlier in the day, O’Neill deemed Cosby a "sexually violent predator," which
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WWE’s Big Show to Recur on Season 2 of Syfy Series ‘Happy’

WWE’s Big Show to Recur on Season 2 of Syfy Series ‘Happy’
Sports entertainment fans should be happy: WWE Superstar The Big Show — real name Paul Wight — is set to recur on Season 2 of Syfy series “Happy.”

“The World’s Largest Athlete” will play Big Pink, the cellmate of Mr. Blue (Ritchie Coster), on five episodes of the upcoming run.

Happy” stars Christopher Meloni as Nic Sax, a corrupt ex-detective-turned-hitman whose life is changed forever when an imaginary and extremely positive blue-winged horse named Happy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) appears.

Wight’s TV and film credits include “Psych,” “Royal Pains,” “Burn Notice,” “The Waterboy,” “Star Trek: Enterprises” and “MacGruber.”

Oh, and he’s also done some professional wrestling. The six-time world champion is the first wrestler in history to capture the WWE, WCW and Ecw Championships.

Wight is repped by Apa and Sam Perlmutter Law Office.
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Best Movies to See in Oct.: ‘Venom,’ ‘Halloween’ and Gaga’s ‘Star Is Born

Best Movies to See in Oct.: ‘Venom,’ ‘Halloween’ and Gaga’s ‘Star Is Born
Talk about an odd quirk of scheduling: No less than three actors will get settled in the director’s chair this month, including Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) Jonah Hill (Mid90s) and Paul Dano (Wildlife). Elsewhere, Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet go toe to toe in an unsparing addiction drama; Ryan Gosling shoots for the stars in a reunion with his La La Land director Damien Chazell; and Tom Hardy gets in the Marvel game via a fan-favorite supervillain. Plus South Korea ships out one of the year’s flat-out best slow-burn thrillers.
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Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson on Western Swing Band’s Legacy, New Album

Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson on Western Swing Band’s Legacy, New Album
If Ray Benson isn’t onstage, he can likely be found on his bus, talking music with one of his bandmates in Asleep at the Wheel, big fat joint in hand. Tonight, he’s sharing that joint with singer and fiddler Katie Shore, a prominent part of the Western-swing group’s latest LP, New Routes, which came out earlier this month. With his guitar resting on his knee, Benson has somehow folded his six-foot-seven-inch frame into a bench seat on the bus, which is parked behind the Longhorn Ballroom, an old dancehall in Dallas,
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TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Season 3 Premiere Slips 26%, ‘New Amsterdam’ & ‘FBI’ Solid

TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Season 3 Premiere Slips 26%, ‘New Amsterdam’ & ‘FBI’ Solid
The Season 3 premiere of “This Is Us” on NBC handily topped the Tuesday overnight ratings in the key demo, but still saw double digit declines from last season’s premiere.

Airing at 9 p.m., “This Is Us” averaged a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers. That is down approximately 26% in the key demo and 20% in total viewers compared to the Season 2 premiere, which drew a 3.9 and 12.9 million viewers last September. Still, “This Is Us” built on the lead-in it got from “The Voice” and was on par with its Live+Same Day average in Season 2.

Immediately after “This Is Us,
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Fox News Unveils Fox Nation Slogan: ‘Opinion Done Right’

And now from the people who brought you the venerable Fox News Channel slogan “We Report. You Decide,” a new motto: “Opinion Done Right.”

Fox News Channel will use that tagline for its new streaming-video Fox Nation service, slated to launch in the fourth quarter of the year. The slogan would suggest the new service, said to be aimed at Fox News “superfans,” will emphasize the opinion programming that brings top ratings to the 21st Century Fox cable-news network’s primetime lineup.

The new catchphrase will debut Thursday night in a promo for the steaming-video outlet slated to appear during
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Ratings: NBC’s ‘New Amsterdam’ Has a Healthy Debut After ‘This Is Us’ Season 3 Premiere

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NBC topped Tuesday in TV ratings thanks to the return of “This Is Us” leading in to a strong “New Amsterdam” debut, but CBS earned the most overall viewers on average with the return of “NCIS” and series premiere of “FBI.”

Though “This Is Us” was primetime’s highest-rated show among adults 18-49, the Nielsen number was still off almost 26 percent from its Season 2 kickoff. “NCIS” drew the evening’s biggest audience, as it usually does. The season premiere of “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 split the hour with NBC’s new medical drama.

Fox’s “The Gifted” and “Lethal Weapon” also returned last night for their new seasons. The latter introduced its new star, Seann William Scott.

Also Read: 'NBC Nightly News' Suffers Lowest-Rated Year Ever

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.3 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 9.5 million,
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New Accuser Says Kavanaugh Participated in Drugging and ‘Gang Rape’ of Girls as a Teenager

Attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday identified a third woman who said she witnessed Brett Kavanaugh participating in sexual misconduct as a teenager, including the drugging and “gang rape” of high school girls.

“During the years 1981-82 I became aware of Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to ‘spike’ the ‘punch’ at house parties I attended with drugs and/or grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No.'” said the latest woman, a Washington, D.C., resident named Julie Swetnick, said in a sworn affidavit posted online by Avenatti.

“I also witnessed effort by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys,” she said.

Also Read: Tucker Carlson Mocks Kavanaugh Accusers With Footage From 'The Crucible'

Elsewhere in her statement,
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Beck, Jenny Lewis Cover Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’ Under Real Harvest Moon

Beck, Jenny Lewis Cover Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’ Under Real Harvest Moon
Beck recruited Jenny Lewis on Tuesday for an expertly timed live cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.” The concert at the idyllic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado happened to mark the real-life Harvest Moon, the full moon occurring closest to the autumnal equinox, as Brooklyn Vegan notes.

The two singers offered a low-key, slightly ramshackle take on Young’s 1992 track, alternating between unison and harmony over strummed acoustic guitar and a melancholy mandolin melody.

Lewis has served as opener on Beck’s ongoing jaunt to promote his 2017 LP,
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Hear Paul Stanley Explain Why Kiss Is Saying Farewell

Hear Paul Stanley Explain Why Kiss Is Saying Farewell
Paul Stanley joined the latest episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast to talk in depth about Kiss’ just-announced End of the Road world tour (which they’ve said will mark the end of their touring career) and much more, from the making of “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” to the dangers of pyro. To hear the entire discussion, press play below or download and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Unlike their first farewell tour, in 2000, they mean it this time, Stanley says. “Let’s put it into
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We Finally Know Exactly When ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Will Premiere

We Finally Know Exactly When ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Will Premiere
Hold on to your sonic screwdrivers, Whovians, because we’ve got some news you’ve been waiting what seems like a lifetime for: the premiere time for Season 11 of “Doctor Who.”

As previously announced, the new season of the long-running drama will debut with a global simulcast. The first episode of the Jodie Whittaker-led installment will air on BBC America in the U.S. at the same time as it debuts in the UK on Sunday, October 7 at 1:45 p.m. Et/Pt. An encore presentation will air at 8 p.m. Et/Pt, “Doctor Who”s new, regular primetime evening slot, with bonus interviews with Whittaker and footage from New York Comic Con. The rest of the season will air at 8 p.m. Et/Pt.

Oh, what’s this you ask about Nycc? Right, when the premiere airs globally, some lucky con-goers will get to experience it live in
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Judi Dench Defends ‘Good Friend’ Kevin Spacey, ‘Can’t Approve’ of Him Being Cut From Roles

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Judi Dench Defends ‘Good Friend’ Kevin Spacey, ‘Can’t Approve’ of Him Being Cut From Roles
Dame Judi Dench is defending her “good friend” Kevin Spacey and doesn’t agree with the fact that he was cut from “All the Money in the World” due to sexual misconduct allegations against him.

“I can’t approve, in any way, of the fact — whatever he has done — that you then start to cut him out of films,” Dench said at a film festival in Spain, according to the BBC. Christopher Plummer reshot the scenes in which Spacey formerly starred as John Paul Getty.

“Are we to go back throughout history now and anyone who has misbehaved in any way, or has broken the law, or has committed some kind of offense, are they always going to be cut out?” she asked. “Are we going to exclude them from our history? I don’t know about any of the conditions of it, but nevertheless I think he is, and was,
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Fox Decides to Ditch Its Stake in Sky for $15 Billion

21st Century Fox will offload its longtime 39% stake in Sky to Comcast for more than $15 billion, after the U.S. cable giant lodged the highest bid in a weekend auction of the European pay-tv heavyweight.

Fox said Wednesday it would accept the £17.28-per-share offer Comcast made in the auction, which clears the way for Comcast to take full control of Sky.

The deal values Fox’s stake at £11.6 billion ($15 billion). The sale will mark the end of an era for Sky and its association with Rupert Murdoch, who is set to become a major shareholder in Disney instead by virtue
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Watch Bts Show Jimmy Fallon ‘Fortnite’ Dance Challenge on ‘Tonight Show’

Bts and Jimmy Fallon tackled the “Fortnite Dance Challenge” on Tuesday’s Tonight Show, mimicking the characters from the popular online video game. The South Korean boy band, experts at their own intricate choreography, took turns nailing meme-worthy moves like the bouncy “Orange Justice” and pendulum-like “the Floss.” Fallon jumped in on the wiggly “Boneless” and literally titled “Ride the Pony,” earning the group’s applause and laughter.

The pop stars ended the pre-filmed segment by teaching the host their basic chorus dance for recent single “Idol.” They also performed
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Fox to Sell Its $15.3 Billion Stake in Sky to Comcast

Fox says it will sell or tender its 39 percent ownership in Sky to Comcast, who purchased the rest of the U.K. media giant over the weekend for $39 billion. This remaining stake is currently worth $15.3 billion.

Here is 21st Century Fox’s full statement on its decision to unload its holdings:

In light of the premium Comcast has agreed to pay for Sky, we and Disney have decided to sell 21Cf’s existing 39% holding in Sky to Comcast. We congratulate Comcast on their pending acquisition.

We are proud of the role our company has played in building Sky, and of the outstanding value we have delivered for shareholders of 21Cf and Sky, and customers across Europe.

When we launched Sky in 1989 it was four channels produced from a prefab structure in an industrial park on the fringes of west London. We bet — and almost lost — the farm on launching a
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Nas Performs ‘Adam and Eve,’ Talks Moose-Watching With Kanye on ‘Colbert’

Nas Performs ‘Adam and Eve,’ Talks Moose-Watching With Kanye on ‘Colbert’
Nas dropped by The Late Show Tuesday to perform his “Adam and Eve,” off his latest LP Nasir, as well as discuss recording his Kanye West-produced album in Wyoming with Stephen Colbert. While the Nasir version of “Adam and Eve” features The-Dream, the rapper instead recruited Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste to assist him on piano for the performance.

Nas also sat down with Colbert to talk about his long career in hip-hop, his influences, how to stay fresh lyrically as he approaches his mid-40s and the unorthodox
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Niche Metal Podcast ‘Radical Research’ Represents the Best Kind of Online Fandom

“Given how much those guys have supplemented my life with joy and awe, that we could give anything back to them is a humbling thing,” Hunter Ginn, co-host of the Radical Research podcast, said on a June episode. To those unfamiliar with the show, it might come as a surprise that the object of his affectionate statement was actually a semi-obscure Midwestern hardcore band named Die Kreuzen. But that combination of unabashed passion and extremely niche tastes is what makes Radical Research — the co-creation of self-proclaimed “incorrigible, irredeemable nerds” Ginn,
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Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Backs £250,000 Short Film Fund (Exclusive)

Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Backs £250,000 Short Film Fund (Exclusive)
Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Film and Television is partnering with film funding platform Genera on a £250,000 fund for the worldwide production of shorts.

Clarke (“Adulthood”) and Maza’s (“Welcome to the Punch”) work spans film and TV production as well as acting – the pair recently appeared Sky’s buddy cop drama “Bulletproof.” On the TV production side they struck a deal with All3Media earlier this year.

The push into short film is designed to foster projects from new and emerging filmmakers. The fund will provide direct and indirect assistance, including kit hire, and festival entry for new short films. Unstoppable will be involved in selecting and evaluating projects. Genera and Unstoppable also plan to extend the fund to feature films and TV.

“Short films are notoriously difficult to find funding for, so we were immediately excited by what Genera represents – a no strings attached short film funding process,
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