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"The Mandalorian" Has Officially Cast "Game of Thrones" and "Narcos" Star Pedro Pascal [Updated]

Update: Variety reports that Pedro Pascal is officially set to lead "The Mandalorian," confirming Making Star Wars' scoop from last month. Details remain mostly under wraps, but Pascal will play “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” And he’ll also wear some sweet Boba […]

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"Game Of Thrones:" HBO Confirms April Premiere For Season 8

It’s official. The anticipated eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" will launch in April. HBO released a promotional video Tuesday morning with no specific date, but official word that the series will return for its final go-round in April 2019. The retrospective video features recycled footage with the most iconic scenes from the series so far.

An April premiere is not a big surprise, since Season 1-Season 6 launched in April or late March; Season 7 premiered in July 2017. But until today, the only official time frame for the debut came from HBO programming president Casey Bloys, who said the series would return in the first half of 2019. Star Maisie Williams was more specific, saying in an interview with the UK’s Metro in January that the series was eyeing an April 2019 premiere.

HBO previously revealed that the final episode was shot over 55 nights in three locations.
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'Godzilla vs. Kong' Synopsis Released as The Film Goes Into Production

'Godzilla vs. Kong' Synopsis Released as The Film Goes Into Production
Director Adam Wingard has assembled his cast for Godzilla vs. Kong and is now shooting the film! Legendary Pictures officially announced that production began on Twitter and the first synopsis for the film has been released giving us our first idea of what the story will entail.

Legends will collide. Production has officially begun on Godzilla vs. Kong. In theaters everywhere Summer 2020.#Godzilla pic.twitter.com/IyegYH5Agb

— Legendary (@Legendary) November 12, 2018

The cast for the film includes Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Shun Oguri (Gintama), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Demian Bichir (The Nun), Van Marten (The Walking Dead) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon).

As for the the synopsis, it reveals that the two iconic creatures will do
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Netflix Greenlights "Rhythm & Flow" Music Competition Series, Sets Cardi B, Chance the Rapper & T.I. As Judges

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Netflix Greenlights
Netflix is officially throwing its hat in the singing competition reality series arena with the hip-hop-themed "Rhythm & Flow," from John Legend, Jesse Collins and Jeff Gaspin. Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. have been tapped to serve as the three main judges and executive produce the show aimed at finding the next breakout hip-hop star.

The 10-episode hourlong multi-city competition series, which had been in development at Netflix for over a year, is set to premiere in fall 2019.
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Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Vow to Perform "Shallow" at Oscars If Nominated

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Vow to Perform
Could we be getting a real-life Jackson Maine and Ally concert?

Due to the massive success of “Shallow”, the duet performed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga‘s characters in A Star is Born, many expect it to be nominated for Best Original Song at the upcoming Academy Awards.

In a new Variety cover story, Gaga confirmed she and her costar and director Cooper would perform the song live at the Oscars if it were indeed nominated: “One hundred percent,” she vowed.

Traditionally, all five songs nominated for Best Original Song are performed live on the Academy Awards broadcast,
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Kiersey Clemons to Produce, Star in Film About Youngest Female NY Stock Exchange Trader

Kiersey Clemons to Produce, Star in Film About Youngest Female NY Stock Exchange Trader
AGC Studios announced on Tuesday that it’s acquired the life rights for the story of Lauren Simmons, they youngest female trader to work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The studio has set the project up for Kiersey Clemons to produce and star in the film.

Simmons, in addition to being the youngest woman ever on the trading floor, is currently the only woman at the NYSE and only the second African American female to trade full-time on the floor of the Exchange.

Simmons moved to New York from Georgia with a degree in genetics, but ultimately decided to put that career on hold and answered a posting on LinkedIn for a job with a Wall Street company.

Despite no formal financial background and only a month of preparation,
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‘The Mandalorian': Pedro Pascal in Talks to Star in Jon Favreau’s ‘Star Wars’ TV Show

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‘The Mandalorian': Pedro Pascal in Talks to Star in Jon Favreau’s ‘Star Wars’ TV Show
Jon Favreau has found his Mandalorian.

Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to join the upcoming “Star Wars” TV show titled “The Mandalorian,” an insider with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

The “Game of Thrones” actor, whose involvement has been previously rumored, would become the first cast to join the series, which will air on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. Disney and reps for Pascal did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The series, which is set in between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” follows a Boba Fett-like character, described as “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” In “Star Wars” lore, Mandalorians made the iconic armor that bounty hunter Boba Fett, and his “father” Jango Fett (he was technically an unaltered clone of Jango) wore in the films.

Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': Taika Waititi,
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Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, T.I. to Judge New Netflix Hip-Hop Music Competition Series

Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, T.I. to Judge New Netflix Hip-Hop Music Competition Series
Cardi B continues to take over the entertainment world, and now, the chart-topper can add reality television judge to her resume.

Cardi B will serve as a judge on Netflix’s upcoming hip-hop music competition series “Rhythm + Flow,” along with T.I. and Chance the Rapper, Variety has learned. They will be joined by additional artists and industry veterans throughout the series.

With the three big names signing on, Netflix has officially given the series the green light, after putting the project into development more than a year ago.

Cardi B, T.I., and Chance the Rapper aren’t the only A-listers involved.
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Song You Need To Know: Roddy Ricch, ‘Die Young’

Song You Need To Know: Roddy Ricch, ‘Die Young’
It isn’t clear when rappers started singing better than pop stars. Maybe the opportunity was always present, just never fully cultivated. Maybe it was when waves of artists like Ja Rule and 50 Cent, T-Pain or Future, Kanye or Drake began bursting onto the scene. It might just be a byproduct of the democratization of the production process, thanks to Fruity Loops, Garageband, and even Playstation’s MTV Music Generator. Whatever the case, the trend is in full effect now. It’s close to a prerequisite for rappers to
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TV Review: ‘Escape at Dannemora’

When we meet Joyce Mitchell, she’s at a low moment, being questioned about her role in a prison breakout. She’s combative, bristling and insistent on being called by her nickname, Tilly, and evidently dissembling under the gaze of the state’s inspector general (Bonnie Hunt). When we shift back in time to see how her troubles began, there’s no discontinuity or rupture; the character we’ve met under duress lives her life in a state of simmering rage. It’s a credit to Patricia Arquette’s performance, and to “Escape at Dannemora,” that Tilly feels as credible
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Chance The Rapper to Develop Movie Musical Set In Chicago

Chance The Rapper to Develop Movie Musical Set In Chicago
Chance the Rapper is adding to his already lengthy list of side projects by developing a new movie musical called Hope for MGM. The story is close to Chance’s heart as, according to the studio, it follows a group of teenagers who turn “art into [community] action.” Since Chance’s rise to prominence, he’s also turned his attention from music to politics and activism. Most recently, he teased a bid for the Chicago Mayor’s office before ultimately endorsing Amara Enyia. ““Very narcissistically,” he said, “if I back you,
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Netflix to Surpass 147 Million Viewers in Us by End of Year, Study Finds

Netflix may have ended the third quarter with 58.4 million subscribers, but, according to a study from eMarketer, 147.5 million U.S. consumers will have used the platform in 2018.

The reason the number — which accounts for 52.8 percent of all U.S. internet users — is so large is because it takes into account Netflix users who don’t have their own subscription, such as those that use a family member or friend’s account.

The study shows that Netflix is still growing in the U.S. and is typically the first subscription service that new cord cutters try.

“Netflix reported more than 5.5 million paid membership additions for Q3 2018 vs. Q3 last year, and that doesn’t even count the new viewers coming from multiple log-ins and shared passwords,” said Chris Bendtsen, senior forecasting analyst at eMarketer, in the study’s announcement.

Also Read: 'Haunting of Hill House': Oliver Jackson-Cohen Points to Red Room
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Flashback: The Only Time Bob Dylan Played ‘Buckets of Rain’ Live

Flashback: The Only Time Bob Dylan Played ‘Buckets of Rain’ Live
Bob Dylan’s More Blood, More Tracks landed on shelves earlier this month, finally letting fans into the creative process that produced Blood on the Tracks across just six days in 1974. Previously unheard solo acoustic renditions of the tunes are a revelation, as are the numerous attempts to record the songs with a rotating crew of musicians that often had trouble finding the right groove with the unfamiliar material.

Unlike many past chapters of the Bootleg Series, there isn’t any live material due to the simple fact that he
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YouTube’s ‘Origin': Tom Felton on Kinda-Sorta ‘Harry Potter’ Reunion With Natalia Tena

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YouTube’s ‘Origin': Tom Felton on Kinda-Sorta ‘Harry Potter’ Reunion With Natalia Tena
Attention Potterheads: If you want to watch Tom Felton and Natalia Tena’s new YouTube Premium series, “Origin,” for the “Harry Potter” franchise reunion, that’s fine by Felton.

But, just know, the actor is going to call you out for playing fast and loose with the “reunion” phrasing here. After all, Draco Malfoy and Nymphadora Tonks never once met on screen — meaning that “Origin” actually marks Felton and Tena’s first time working together.

“Oh, I embrace it,” Felton told TheWrap when asked if he’s Ok with fans who are tuning in for what we’ve now clarified is not a reunion. ” Any reason that anyone wants to watch it is fine by me. No, Nat and I were actually having a bit of a laugh about this the other day. And Nat and I have never worked together before. We never saw each other once while shooting ‘Harry Potter.
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With ‘Boy Erased’ and ‘Cameron Post,’ Hollywood Exposes Conversion Therapy (Guest Column)

With ‘Boy Erased’ and ‘Cameron Post,’ Hollywood Exposes Conversion Therapy (Guest Column)
When I was 16 years old, I told my father I’m attracted to the same sex. I was terrified; and even with receiving the best response I could have hoped for, “I love you no matter what and I will always be by your side,” I learned that I was a far distance from being truly accepted.

Within a week of coming out to my dad, he discovered a so-called “conversion therapist” who gave him hope that I could “stop being gay” and that I could be “fixed,” in as soon as six weeks. My father believed he had found the answer for my “problem.”

What was supposed to be six weeks turned into five years.

I was immediately diagnosed with having too many female role models in my life; my conversion therapist told me to stay away from my mother and sisters to eliminate effeminate behaviors. I was only
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Netflix Orders Hip-Hop Competition Series ‘Rhythm + Flow’ With Cardi B, Ti and Chance the Rapper

Netflix has ordered its first musical competition series, “Rhythm + Flow,” which will feature Cardi B, T.I. and Chance the Rapper as judges.

Unlike some of the other musical series, like NBC’s “The Voice” or ABC’s “American Idol,” the Netflix series will exclusively look for hip-hop artists. The multi-city competition will unfold over 10 hour-long episodes beginning in fall 2019.

Auditions will begin this fall across the United States, including the judges’ hometowns of New York, Atlanta and Chicago respectively. In each audition location, established rappers who are from that city will serve as guest judges to help find the best-unsigned hip-hop artists.

Also Read: MTV VMAs 2018: The Complete Winners List, From Camila Cabello to Cardi B

Cardi B, T.I. and Chance the Rapper will serve as the main judges, with additional artists and “industry VIPs” to be announced in the coming weeks.

The three artists will executive produce with John Legend,
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Wfan Host Mike Francesa Has Least-Touching Stan Lee Tribute of the Day: ‘Oh, Who Cares?’ (Video)

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Wfan Host Mike Francesa Has Least-Touching Stan Lee Tribute of the Day: ‘Oh, Who Cares?’ (Video)
Millions of people were saddened by the death of comic book icon Stan Lee on Monday. Mike Francesa wasn’t one of them.

The New York City sports radio host was absolutely clueless when a caller asked him to weigh in on the Marvel legend — dismissively letting his audience know he was “not a comic book guy.” Caller Eddie in Hoboken, New Jersey, thinking that the “Sports Pope” might have some fond memories to share and the answer wasn’t what he was expecting.

“Hey Mike, Stan Lee died today? Did you ever meet the guy? What did you think of him?” asked Eddie.

Also Read: Mike Francesa Will Reclaim His Wfan Throne on Tuesday

“Stan Lee?” Francesa shot back.

“Yeah, Stan Lee. You never heard of Stan Lee?” Eddie continued.

“I don’t know who he is. I don’t know who he is, no.”

Also Read: Chris Christie
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How ‘Who Wants to Be a Superhero’ Reflected Stan Lee’s Amazing Legacy and Goofy Charms

How ‘Who Wants to Be a Superhero’ Reflected Stan Lee’s Amazing Legacy and Goofy Charms
Stan Lee, the industry legend who died on Monday at the age of 95, had his name on numerous TV series over the years thanks to the deep archive of characters that he created. But one of the most extensive projects Lee did as an on-camera personality was the reality show “Who Wants to Be a Superhero,” which ran on Sci Fi Channel (prior to its rechristening as Syfy) in 2006 and 2007.

The series was a perfect reflection of Lee’s legacy and influence in bringing together 12 everyday people who jumped at the chance to craft their own superhero personas and compete
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Paz de la Huerta Files Sexual Battery Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein

Paz de la Huerta Files Sexual Battery Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein
Actress Paz de la Huerta has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, saying that the disgraced producer sexually assaulted her twice and sought to destroy her career in retaliation against her.

In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, de la Huerta said that she encountered Weinstein in December 2010 at a Manhattan lounge, where they were both attending a party for The Weinstein Company film “Blue Valentine.”

The suit said that Weinstein, the actress’ neighbor at the time, offered her a ride home and “insisted on” coming up to her apartment to avoid discussing business and personal matters in her public lobby.

“Once inside of de la Huerta’s apartment, Weinstein made warnings to de la Huerta about harm to her career if she did not submit to sex, then forced himself on de la Huerta and raped de la Huerta,” the suit reads. “Defendant Weinstein taunted
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Penske Media Corporation Acquires Top Art Publications

Penske Media Corporation, Rolling Stone‘s parent company, has acquired two of the leading art world publications, ARTnews and Art in America as part of an overall acquisition of Art Media Holdings, LLC. The sale also includes The Magazine Antiques and Modern Magazine.

“For more than a century ARTnews and Art in America have been leaders in breaking news and commentary on the art world,” said Pmc Chairman and CEO Jay Penske. “To welcome these fine publications, whose editorial heritage I have long admired, is not only a remarkable opportunity but also a great honor.
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