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Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series "The Mandalorian"

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Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series
Gina Carano has been cast in “The Mandalorian,” Variety has confirmed with sources.

The exact nature of the actress and former mixed martial arts (MMA) star’s role in the “Star Wars” series is being kept under wraps. She joins Pedro Pascal in the series, whom Variety reported earlier this week was in negotiations to star.

Carano first came to national attention for her MMA prowess, compiling a professional record of 7-1 while competing in organizations like Strikeforce and EliteXC. She also appeared in the 2008 reboot of “American Gladiators.” As an actress, she starred in the Steven SoderberghHaywire” and has also starred in films like “Deadpool,” “Fast & Furious 6,” and “Kickboxer: Vengeance.”

She is repped by Gersh and The Syndicate.

Jon Favreau penned “The Mandalorian,” which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a
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Amazon Renews "Bosch" For Sixth Season; Streamer’s Longest Running Series

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Amazon Renews
Michael Connelly fans rejoice, "Bosch" is coming back!

With a fifth season currently in production and set to launch next year, Amazon today announced that the Titus Welliver-led series of Connelly’s beloved and hardboiled ex-LAPD detective will be back for a Season 6 too.

“I’m on the set where we are wrapping up the filming of season 5, and now this great news that we get to do it again with a sixth season,” said best selling author and producer Connelly from L.A. today of the streamer’s long running series’ extension. “Can’t wait!”

“Bosch is a customer and critical favorite and Amazon Prime members are fans of this long-running series that delivers strong storytelling, complex characters, and exceptional performances,” added Amazon Studios co-Head of Television, Albert Cheng, on Wednesday too of the Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company, produced one-hour drama. “We are happy
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Stan Lee Reportedly Won’t Have A Cameo In Upcoming ‘X-Men’ Film ‘Dark Phoenix’

Stan Lee Reportedly Won’t Have A Cameo In Upcoming ‘X-Men’ Film ‘Dark Phoenix’
While the world still reacts to the passing of Stan Lee, one of the biggest questions amongst fans is whether or not the Marvel Comics legend was able to shoot cameos for upcoming films before his death. We’ve already heard that Avengers 4 will have the requisite cameo from Lee, but apparently, there’s one 2019 Marvel movie that doesn’t have a cameo from the writer.

According to a report from EW, Lee never filmed a cameo for the upcoming X-Men film Dark Phoenix. While it’s unclear if this was a matter of timing or if he was never set to appear in the film, Dark Phoenix, will mark the first X-Men film to not have Lee appear in a cameo.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Directorial Debut ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Blows to Netflix

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Directorial Debut ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Blows to Netflix
Netflix has picked up Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the story of a real-life Malawian boy named William Kamkwamba who built a windmill that helped save his village from famine.

The streamer acquired global rights to the film excluding Japan, China and U.K. free TV rights, and plans to launch the film worldwide next year — including in select theaters in the U.S. and U.K.

Ejiofor, the Oscar-nominated star of 12 Years a Slave, also co-stars and wrote the script, adapted from the best-selling book of the same name by Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

The film follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba (newcomer Maxwell Simba) who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school library, he
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Migration Drama "1899" Is New Netflix Project From Creators of"‘Dark"

Migration Drama
The creators of supernatural series “Dark,” which helped put German drama on the international TV map, have set their next Netflix project, “1899,” a drama that follows European migrants on a fright-filled journey to the U.S.

Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar inked an overall deal with Netflix in June – the first of its kind for the streamer in Europe – following the success of “Dark.” “1899” is the first fruit of that agreement. The show revolves around a migrant steamship heading from London to New York. When the passengers discover another migrant boat adrift, their journey takes an unexpected twist.

“What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare,” Netflix said in a statement.
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Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Heads for $250 Million Global Launch

Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' 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, where it will launch day and date in nearly 48 territories.
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Hulu to Develop Shows Based on George R.R. Martin Book Series ‘Wild Cards’

Hulu to Develop Shows Based on George R.R. Martin Book Series ‘Wild Cards’
Hulu is developing multiple shows based on the “Wild Cards” book series, which is edited by “Game of Thrones” scribe George R.R. Martin.

Variety has learned from sources that the streamer is set to open a writers room for two shows set in the “Wild Cards” universe. Universal Cable Productions will produce along with Hulu, with Andrew Miller set to write and executive produce both projects. Miller, who is currently under an overall deal at UCP, recently helmed the “Tremors” pilot at Syfy that saw the return of the original film’s star Kevin Bacon.

Set in the present, the “Wild Cards” books explore the aftermath of an alien virus, released over Manhattan in 1946 that killed 90% of those it infected. In the survivors, DNA was altered, creating grotesque physical deformities, except for a tiny percentage who develop super human powers instead.
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Ringo Starr Talks New Photo Book, Tour and ‘Sensational’ White Album Remaster

Ringo Starr Talks New Photo Book, Tour and ‘Sensational’ White Album Remaster
Ringo Starr is having a big moment. Pushing 80, the Beatle drummer shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to the revelatory new Super Deluxe edition of the White Album, his legend is getting a boost. Fans can savor new dimensions to his playing on the 1968 masterpiece, in the definitive new mix from Giles Martin — finally, we can hear Ringo rock out on “Long, Long, Long” in all his glory. It proves what true fans have always known — he was the heartbeat of the Beatles.

But Ringo’s moving forward. The
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Richard Madden Says He’s Meeting With ‘Bodyguard’ Creator to Talk Season 2 Ideas (Video)

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Netflix’s “Bodyguard” through the finale.)

David Budd needs a break. The lead character played by Richard Madden in BBC’s thriller series “Bodyguard” — which made its way stateside last month with a launch on Netflix — ended the show’s six-episode run totally spent. But you probably would be too if you were a Ptsd-plagued war vet turned Specialist Protection Officer for London’s Metropolitan Police Service, tasked with protecting Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) — before she was blown up in a terrorist attack.

Madden told TheWrap in a recent interview that Budd — who finds out in the finale that the person behind all of this was a woman who he underestimated in the first moments of the premiere — deserves to unwind if the show gets renewed for a second season.

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‘My Brilliant Friend’ Review: Ferrante Adaptation Packs an Emotional Wallop

The title character of HBO’s My Brilliant Friend is Lila Cerullo, a shoemaker’s daughter in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples in the Fifties. Defying all odds of both nature and nurture, she is a prodigy who masters whatever task she sets her mind to, usually without any outside instruction. As an elementary schooler, she reads Little Women and is inspired to write her own novel. Best friend Elena “Lenu” Greco reads it and is amazed by how naturally Lila articulates all her points.

The adult Elena,
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Andrew Gillum Speaks: ‘I’m Not Leaving the Field’

Andrew Gillum is about to be out of a job, either way.

As of Monday, he will no longer be the mayor of Tallahassee. The Florida machine recount of more than 8 million ballots won’t be over by then. It was authorized automatically on November 10th when Gillum’s deficit in the Florida governor’s race dipped below .5 percent, and Palm Beach County got a judge’s ruling extending its deadline to Tuesday, November 20th for submitting its results. So, for at least a day, Gillum will wake up not
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Jay-z’s ‘The Black Album’ Is Still the Perfect Sales Pitch

Jay-z’s ‘The Black Album’ Is Still the Perfect Sales Pitch
Fifteen years ago, in the midst of a creative rut and middle-aged ambivalence, Jay-z made a great album. It was built on an idea never happened: Jay-z was supposed to retire after The Black Album and, spoiler alert, did not follow through on that. No one with a shred of common sense — his friends, collaborators, fans, Jay — believed him when he said it was his last album. But the hook worked. 15 years later, it still sounds like a farewell tour compressed into a single album. Fade To Black still feels like a victory lap.
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Yg Extends ‘Stay Dangerous’ North American Tour Into 2019

Yg will continue the tour in support of his 2018 album Stay Dangerous with a winter 2019 North American trek.

The latest string of 19 dates begin January 17th in Vancouver, British Columbia and circle the U.S. and Canada – with two-night stands in Portland and Denver – before the Compton rapper concludes the Stay Dangerous Tour with a March 10th gig in Reno, Nevada.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale Friday at Yg’s 4hunnid website. “Tour bout to go brazy!,” the rapper promised on Twitter.

Yg Tour Dates

January 17 – Vancouver,
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‘Bosch’ Renewed for Season 6 at Amazon

Bosch” has been renewed for a sixth season at Amazon ahead of the premiere of Season 5.

Season 5 of the cop drama is currently in production and will premiere in 2019. The series is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels and is produced by Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company.

“’Bosch’ is a customer and critical favorite and Amazon Prime members are fans of this long-running series that delivers strong storytelling, complex characters, and exceptional performances,” said Albert Cheng, co-head of television for Amazon Studios. “We are happy to continue to work with Fabrik, Michael Connelly, and the rest of
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‘Bosch': Amazon Renews Its Longest-Running Original Series for Season 6

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Amazon’s longest-running original series, “Bosch,” will keep running for a little bit longer, as the company has greenlit a sixth season.

The pickup comes ahead of the show’s fifth season, which is currently in production. The fifth season will drop on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2019.

“‘Bosch’ is a customer and critical favorite and Amazon Prime members are fans of this long-running series that delivers strong storytelling, complex characters, and exceptional performances. We are happy to continue to work with Fabrik, Michael Connelly, and the rest of the team on this artful procedural drama,” said Albert Cheng, co-head of television for Amazon Studios.

Also Read: Amazon Orders Hispanic TV Comedy Pilot From 'Everybody Loves Somebody' Director

Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, the hour-long series stars Titus Welliver as Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz
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Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’

Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’
Gina Carano has been cast in “The Mandalorian,” Variety has confirmed with sources.

The exact nature of the actress and former mixed martial arts (Mma) star’s role in the “Star Wars” series is being kept under wraps. She joins Pedro Pascal in the series, whom Variety reported earlier this week was in negotiations to star.

Carano first came to national attention for her Mma prowess, compiling a professional record of 7-1 while competing in organizations like Strikeforce and EliteXC. She also appeared in the 2008 reboot of “American Gladiators.” As an actress, she starred in the Steven SoderberghHaywire” and
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Lgbtq Asylum Seekers First Migrant Caravan Group to Arrive at U.S. Border

On Sunday, November 11th, a group of approximately 80 Central American migrants, the majority of whom identify as Lgbtq, arrived in the coastal city of Tijuana, Mexico, just south of the U.S.-Mexico border. They are part of the massive caravan of more than 3,600 people traveling north on foot in hopes of being granted asylum in the U.S., but this group broke off after allegedly facing discriminatory treatment from other travelers and local residents.

“Whenever we arrived at a stopping point the Lgbt community was the last to be
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Hear Alessia Cara’s Bittersweet New Song ‘Not Today’

Hear Alessia Cara’s Bittersweet New Song ‘Not Today’
Alessia Cara ruminates on future peace and embraces sadness on her new song “Not Today.” “Someday I won’t be afraid of my head/ Someday I will not be chained to my bed,” the pop singer croons over breezy, buzzing synths. “Someday I’ll forget the day he left/ But surely not today.” The arrangement is deceptively detailed, weaving in palm-muted guitar riffs, sampled drum loops, acoustic strums and a bridge section that her lyric video describes as a “funky (but still sad) breakdown.”

“Not Today” appears on Cara’s upcoming second LP,
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Film Review: J.K. Rowling Conjures More Magic and Messiness

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The Wizarding World gets a lot bigger in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” a new fantasy adventure that plays like a 1,000-page novel shoved into a 134-minute running time. It’s full of exciting new characters, revelations and storylines, but the only way you could possibly keep them all in the air at the same time would be to use a Wingardium Leviosa spell. And spoiler alert: Those don’t actually exist.

The year is 1927, and Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has been imprisoned by the American Ministry of Magic (side note: it’s odd that Americans would call it that). He’s getting transported by thestral coach all the way to Europe (those things must have a lot of stamina), but his loyal followers bust him loose in an action set piece that would be totally awesome and thrilling if the editing wasn’t so choppy and the lighting
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Jack Cutmore-Scott to Write, Star in Comedy in Development at ABC

Jack Cutmore-Scott to Write, Star in Comedy in Development at ABC
Jack Cutmore-Scott is staying in business with ABC.

The former “Deception” lead is set to write and star in an comedy series currently in development at the broadcaster. The single-camera project is titled “What If?” It is described as an ensemble comedy that explores how seemingly insignificant choices, with the help of a little bit of luck, can have life-changing consequences.

Cutmore-Scott will serve as a supervising producer in addition to writing and starring. Jay Lacopo will executive produce along with David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer. ABC Studios will produce. Lacopo previously worked with Cutmore-Scott on the Fox comedy series
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