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F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie

F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie
It's game on for F. Gary Gray and Hasbro's M.A.S.K. property.

The Fate of the Furious filmmaker will direct the project for Paramount, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

No writer is yet attached to the project, based on the 1980s property created by the now-defunct toy company Kenner. The premise, which revolves around the task force M.A.S.K. (which stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and its battle against the evil V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem), has spawned a cartoon series and comics in addition to a number of toys. Gray is producing the film along with Hasbro.

Gray's Fast and Furious installment...
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‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Just Got an Email That Said ‘Everything Is Changed’ in New Series Finale Cut

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‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Just Got an Email That Said ‘Everything Is Changed’ in New Series Finale Cut
Scandal” fans gather around, because we have the spoiler alert to end all spoiler alerts. Star Bellamy Young told TheWrap Wednesday she received an email telling her “Everything Is Changed'” in a new cut of the series finale that she has yet to see.

For those non-die hard TGIT fans who haven’t been following along, that last episode is set to air tomorrow.
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'Homeland' to End With Season 8, Claire Danes Says

'Homeland' to End With Season 8, Claire Danes Says
As expected, Homeland will end with its upcoming eighth season.

Star Claire Danes has confirmed the news in an interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius Xm show. "Yeah, that’s it," she said when the host brought up the fact that the next season is rumored to be the CIA drama's last. A representative for Showtime said that the network has not made a decision beyond season eight. The drama is currently airing its seventh season, the finale for which is set to air on April 29.

Showtime renewed Homeland for a seventh and eighth season ahead of its sixth season premiere. Sources...
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‘Stranger Things 3’ Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey to Cast

‘Stranger Things 3’ Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey to Cast
Stranger Things 3” has added Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”) and Jake Busey (“Starship Troopers”) to its cast.

Elwes, who is pictured above, will play Mayor Kline. Busey’s character is named Bruce — that’s about all we know at this point.

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos made the announcement today at the streaming service’s What’s Next event in Rome.

As previously announced, Maya Hawke will be one of the third season’s new leads and Priah Ferguson has been promoted to a recurring role.
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Netflix Orders Idris Elba Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie,’ Duplass Brothers’ True Crime Series ‘Evil Genius’

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Netflix Orders Idris Elba Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie,’ Duplass Brothers’ True Crime Series ‘Evil Genius’
Netflix is about to bring you some laughs from Idris Elba and a new true crime series to obsess over courtesy of the Duplass Brothers.

Elba is set to star in “Turn Up Charlie,” while Mark and Jay Duplass will be taking on the docuseries “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist,” the streaming service announced Wednesday at a showcase event in Rome.

In the comedy, created Elba and Gary Reich, Elba plays a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.
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Watch 'Glow' Cast Lip Sync 'Maniac' to Reveal Season Two Premiere Date

Watch 'Glow' Cast Lip Sync 'Maniac' to Reveal Season Two Premiere Date
The cast of Glow, Netflix's comedy series about an Eighties all-female wrestling company, lip sync to the Flashdance classic "Maniac" to reveal the premiere date of the show's second season.

Glow's Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and the rest of the Glorious Ladies of Wrestling get pumped for their matches in the locker room by dancing along to the Michael Sembello track before Marc Maron, who plays Glow's manager Sam, interrupts the fun. The promo then reveals that the Glow girls will be back in the ring on June 29th.
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Jack Huston Fills Out Love Triangle Opposite Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In Netflix’s ‘The Earthquake Bird’

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Jack Huston Fills Out Love Triangle Opposite Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In Netflix’s ‘The Earthquake Bird’
Exclusive: Netflix and writer/director Wash Westmoreland have set Jack Huston to play the male lead in an adaptation of the Susanna Jones novel The Earthquake Bird. He stars alongside previously set Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough. The Earthquake Bird is a Tokyo-set female-driven noir thriller that tells the story of young female expat who is suspected of murder after her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle with a handsome local photographer. Huston, best known for Boardwalk Empire, plays the photog. Pic shoots this May in Tokyo and Sado Island.

Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss will produce alongside Ann Ruark and Twenty First City’s Georgina Pope. Ridley Scott will be exec producer.

The Earthquake Bird won several awards including the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Crime Writers’ Association New Blood Dagger Award for newly published authors. Westmoreland seems a strong
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Syfy Picks Up To Series ‘Deadly Class’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel From The Russo Brothers

Syfy Picks Up To Series ‘Deadly Class’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel From The Russo Brothers
Syfy has picked up to series Deadly Class, based on the critically acclaimed Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, from The Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Sony Pictures TV and Universal Cable Productions. Adapted for television by Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, Deadly Class is described as a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst. Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, it…
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Bruno Sammartino, WWE Legend, Dies at 82

Bruno Sammartino, WWE Legend, Dies at 82
WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino has died. He was 82.

“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino passed away at age 82,” WWE said. “WWE extends its condolences to Sammartino’s family, friends and fans.”

Nicknamed “The Italian Superman,” Sammartino was the second-ever WWE Champion, defeating Buddy Rogers at Madison Square Garden for the belt. Of course in those days, the pro-wrestling promotion was not called “WWE.”

Sammartino went on to hold the title for nearly eight years — by far the longest reign ever. The way wrestling storylines are written these days, that mark will never be eclipsed.

More to come…
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‘The Voice’ Top 12: Which of the 3 artists on Team Adam Levine could win season 14? [Poll]

‘The Voice’ Top 12: Which of the 3 artists on Team Adam Levine could win season 14? [Poll]
Adam Levine has been a coach on the “The Voice” since it started in 2011 but has won only three of the previous 13 seasons. Could the Maroon 5 frontman finally win again in season 14? At the end of the April 18 episode, he saw one of his five artists — Rayshun Lamarr — win the second public vote. He joined Sharane Calister, who was the top vote-getter on the team on Monday’s episode. Levine then chose Jackie Verna from his four other artists to also take on to the Top 12.

Which of these three artists on his team do you think could go all the way and win season 14 of “The Voice”? Take a look at detailed bios of each of them in the photo gallery above and then read a the recap of each of the songs that got them to this stage of the competition. Cast your vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
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‘The Voice’ Top 12: Which of the 3 artists on Team Alicia Key could win season 14? [Poll]

‘The Voice’ Top 12: Which of the 3 artists on Team Alicia Key could win season 14? [Poll]
Alicia Keys could well win “The Voice” for a second time as she heads into the Top 12 on season 14 of “The Voice” with the strongest team of the four coaches. At the end of the April 18 episode, this Grammy winner saw one of her five artists — Jackie Foster — win the second public vote. She joined Britton Buchanan, who was the top vote-getter on the team on Monday’s episode. Keys then chose Christiana Danielle from her four other artists to also take on to the next round.

Which of these three artists could win Keys the competition this season? Take a look at detailed bios of each of them in the photo gallery above and then read a the recap of each of the songs that got them to this stage of the competition below. Cast your vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. and then sound
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Jimmy Kimmel: Trump Loves Giving Thumbs-Up Because His ‘Thumb Is the Only Normal-Sized Finger on His Hand’

Jimmy Kimmel: Trump Loves Giving Thumbs-Up Because His ‘Thumb Is the Only Normal-Sized Finger on His Hand’
Jimmy Kimmel made note of one of Donald Trump’s more fascinating tics during his “Jimmy Kimmel Live” monologue Wednesday night when he was discussing Trump’s meeting this week with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — Trump’s propensity for giving a thumbs-up sign in photos, and how very often everyone else in the photo with him also gives a thumbs-up sign.

“Speaking of nuts, President Trump is at Mar-a-Lago this week to meet-slash-golf with the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. It was his 108th day on the golf course since taking office. But he wants to make it very clear they’re there to work. In fact, he tweeted, ‘Prime Minister Abe Shinzo of Japan and myself this morning building an even deeper and better relationship while playing a quick round of golf at Trump International Golf Club.’ A quick round of golf and a plug for my golf course,” Kimmel joked, before taking a closer look at the picture that was attached to the tweet.

“Look at this photo. Zoom into this. I stared at this for four full minutes today. Look at these two. They’re all dressed up in their golf outfits. Trump gives that dopey thumb up that he always gives,” Kimmel said, as this image displayed on screen:

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“Donald Trump loves giving the thumb up in pictures, making everyone else feel like they have to do it too. And they do do it,” Kimmel said, as he began listing off a series of situations in which Trump gave a thumbs up and whoever else was in the picture also gave the thumbs up. “Here he is with the republican leadership at dinner last week.”

“This is the staff on Air Force One.”

“This is last month with the Saudi prince.”

“The reason he does it, it’s interesting,” Kimmel continued, about to deliver the punchline. “The reason he does it is the thumb is the only normal-sized finger on his hand.”

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Kimmel then took a shot at another thing that Trump did during Prime Minister Abe’s visit.

“So after the golf thing and thumbing, the president and Prime Minister Abe held a joint press conference at which Trump spoke both fondly and oddly about his November visit to Japan,” Kimmel said, before a clip played in which Trump made the following comment:

“It was a true privilege to be welcomed to the magnificent land of Japan, or as I’ve heard all my life, the land of the rising sun. It’s true. So great.”

“So great. Even greater than you realize. You know he only knows that from the Wesley Snipes movie, right?” Kimmel quipped, referring to the 1993 crime drama “Rising Sun,” which starred Snipes and Sean Connery.

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Kimmel also had some shots to take an another key Republican figure in the U.S. government: Mitch McConnell.

“With all that’s going on right now, lawmakers in the House and Senate are concerned that Trump might actually fire Robert Mueller and all hell will break loose. So they’re working on bipartisan legislation that would protect the special counsel from the president,” Kimmel said. “Republicans Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis are trying to push this through. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he won’t allow a vote on it. McConnell was on Fox News yesterday and Neil Cavuto asked if there was a need for legislation to prevent the president from firing the guy in charge of investigating him.”

Then a clip played from that interview, in which McConnell made this comment: “That’s not necessary. There’s no indication that Mueller’s going to be fired. I don’t think the president’s going to do that.”

Kimmel, of course, thought that’s an odd stance given, well, the entire history of Donald Trump.

“You don’t? Everybody else does. Why do they want to introduce legislation? Listen, his catch phrase, before he was even president, his catch phrase was, ‘you’re fired.’ No chance he might fire the guy? He’s already tried to fire him twice but his people talked him out of it,” Kimmel said, before slapping McConnell with a joke about how he looks like a turtle. “But Mitch McConnell doesn’t think it’s necessary. The only time Mitch McConnell ever sticks his neck out is to slowly eat a piece of lettuce.”

You can watch all of Wednesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC.com right here.

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Netflix Acquires Hospital Drama ‘Charité’ in U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia

Netflix has acquired the rights to period hospital drama series “Charité” in multiple territories, including the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia. The show is produced by Ufa, whose credits include “Generation War,” “Deutschland 83” and “Ku’damm 56 – Rebel with a Cause.”

In a deal with sales agent Global Screen, the streaming giant has taken rights to the six-part production in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and German-speaking Europe. The series delivered stellar ratings for Germany’s public broadcaster Ard/Das Erste when it premiered last year. The first two episodes reached
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‘The Voice’ Top 12: Which of the 3 artists on Team Kelly Clarkson could win season 14? [Poll]

‘The Voice’ Top 12: Which of the 3 artists on Team Kelly Clarkson could win season 14? [Poll]
Kelly Clarkson has assembled one of the stronger teams heading into the Top 12 on season 14 of “The Voice.” At the end of the April 18 episode, this “American Idol” winner saw one of her five artists — Kaleb Lee— win the second public vote. He joined Brynn Cartelli, who was the top vote-getter on the team on Monday’s episode. Clarkson then chose D.R. King from her four other artists to also take on to the next round, the Top 12.

Which of these three artists on her team do you think could go all the way and win season 14 of “The Voice”? Take a look at detailed bios of each of them in the photo gallery above and then read a the recap of each of the songs that got them to this stage of the competition. Cast your vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. And be sure
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Venice Film Festival to Honor David Cronenberg With Lifetime Achievement Award

Venice Film Festival to Honor David Cronenberg With Lifetime Achievement Award
Director David Cronenberg will be honored by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.

The Canadian horror auteur, known for a wide range of edgy films such as “Videodrome,” “Dead Ringers,” “A History of Violence,” “Cosmopolis,” and “Maps to the Stars,” was last on the Lido in 2011 with psychological thriller “A Dangerous Mind.”

In a statement, Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera praised Cronenberg for managing to venture beyond the constraints of the horror genre from the start of his career and having “shown that he wants to take his audiences well beyond the cinema of exploitation.”

Cronenberg, who is 75, said: “I’ve always loved the Golden Lion of Venice. A lion that flies on golden wings – that’s the essence of art, isn’t it? The essence of cinema. It will be almost unbearably thrilling to receive a Golden Lion of my own.”

Over the course
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Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance Film Festival London

Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance Film Festival London
Seven of the dozen films screening at Sundance Film Festival: London 2018 are directed by women as the U.K. edition of the indie festival puts female filmmakers center stage.

The selection includes the U.K. premieres of Desiree Akhavan’s “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (pictured), Crystal Moselle’s “Skate Kitchen,” and the international premiere of Augustine Frizzel’s “Never Goin’ Back.” The organizers said the lineup “champions female voices and highlights some of the broad and excellent women-led work direct from Sundance Utah.”

Other international premieres include Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” and Amy Adrion’s “Half the Picture.” Jim Hosking’s “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn,” Lauren Greenfield’s “Generation Wealth,” Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace,” and Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale,” will all have their U.K. premieres, as will Idris Elba’s “Yardie.”

Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” will also have its international premiere and its star,
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House Arrest Extended for Kirill Serebrennikov, Director of Cannes Film 'Summer'

House Arrest Extended for Kirill Serebrennikov, Director of Cannes Film 'Summer'
In a hearing late on Wednesday, a Moscow court extended house arrest for Kirill Serebrennikov, the director of Cannes official competition title Summer, through July 19, ending his chances of travelling to the festival.

In a move widely criticized in the Russian artistic community, the country's culture ministry sided with the prosecutors and supported their request for the extension of Serebrennikov's house arrest.

The director now won’t be making it to the festival, which runs May 8-19.

The case against Serebrennikov and several other people involved with the theater company Sedmaya Studia, which he used to head, was opened in...
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‘The Voice’ Top 12: Which of the 3 artists on Team Blake Shelton could win season 14? [Poll]

‘The Voice’ Top 12: Which of the 3 artists on Team Blake Shelton could win season 14? [Poll]
At the end of the April 18 episode of “The Voice,” Blake Shelton saw one of his five artists — Pryor Baird— win the second public vote to make it into the Top 12. He joined Kyla Jade, who was the top vote-getter on the team on Monday’s episode. Shelton then chose Spensha Baker from his four other artists to also take on to the next round, the Top 12.

Shelton has won six of his 13 previous seasons on “The Voice.” Which of his three remaining artists could win him the competition this season? Take a read of the songs that each of this trio did to get his attention throughout the competition. Then be sure to cast your vote in our poll and sound off in the comments section. ”

Pryor Baird

Age: 35

Hometown: Orcutt, California

Top 24 (won Public Vote 2)

Song: “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton

Knockout 2 (won against Jarod Strom)

Song: “Will It
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NBCU Will Join ‘Open A.P.’ Audience-Targeting Venture Run by Turner, Fox, Viacom

More than a year after launching a new alliance aimed at boosting Madison Avenue’s ability to carve out audience niches in a manner similar to what is available online, the backers of the system have landed another teammate.

NBCUniversal will join “Open A.P.,” a platform offered by a consortium of media companies: Time Warner’s Turner; Viacom; and 21st Century Fox’s Fox Networks Group. The offering, which uses data from such providers as comScore and Nielsen and is operated and monitored by Accenture, allows advertisers to use a standard group of data sets when trying to define narrower segments of consumers,
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Hollywood Studio Chiefs Hail Opening of Saudi Arabia's First Cinema

Hollywood Studio Chiefs Hail Opening of Saudi Arabia's First Cinema
The historic screening of Black Panther in Riyadh on Wednesday night – marking the opening of the first movie theater in the country since a 35-year ban on cinemas was lifted in December – may have been a largely local affair, the audience made up mostly of Saudi dignitaries and figures from the country's cultural scene.

But while Hollywood might have not have been in attendance, its top brass paid tribute to the landmark occasion via a series of special videos shown before the screening.

Sony's Tom Rothman, Universal's Jeff Shell, Paramount's Jim Gianopulos, Disney's Alan Bergman and Warner Bros.'...
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