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2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Full Winners List — Updated Live

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Full Winners List — Updated Live
The MTV Movie & TV Awards broadcast is underway. Known as the MTV Movie Awards until 2017, the ceremony commingled tentpole, network, Netflix, and reality stars this weekend at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar. Host Tiffany Haddish also vied for a pair of Golden Popcorns for her breakout performance in “Girls Trip”: Scene Stealer and Best Comedic Performance.

Black Panther” and “Stranger Things” led the nominations with seven apiece. Winners were announced in 14 categories, and the evening also featured musical duets from Mustard and Nick Jonas, plus Chloe x Halle, who will open for Beyoncé and Jay-z on their OTR II tour this summer. Special superlatives also went to Chris Pratt and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe.

After experimenting with genderless categories in the mid-aughts, the award show abandoned the male/female distinctions for good following the soirée’s 25th year. When the change was announced, MTV President Chris McCarthy referred
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XXXTentacion, Rapper and Producer, Killed in Drive-By Shooting at 20

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XXXTentacion, Rapper and Producer, Killed in Drive-By Shooting at 20
Rapper and producer XXXTentacion died in South Florida on Monday. He was 20.

XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot in a drive-by shooting earlier in the day. After lapsing into a coma, he later died from his injuries.

The singer, whose second album “?” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2017, was buying motorcycles in Deerfield Beach outside of Miami when he was shot and killed by a gunman, according to TMZ.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the victim was Onfroy in a subsequent tweet later Monday afternoon.
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Roseanne: Spinoff Decision Coming Soon, Depends on Barr Giving Up Her Fee

Roseanne: Spinoff Decision Coming Soon, Depends on Barr Giving Up Her Fee
Is Roseanne getting a spinoff or not? According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is currently in negotiations with stars of the cancelled TV show.

As reported earlier, ABC cancelled the sitcom revival after star/creator Roseanne Barr posted offensive statements on Twitter. The series has already been renewed for a second season with returning cast members Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Chalke.
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The Walking Dead Shocker: Which Original Star is Returning?

The Walking Dead Shocker: Which Original Star is Returning?
With The Walking Dead losing two key players in the upcoming ninth season, the show is bringing one dearly departed character back.

Per TV Line, Jon Bernthal is staging a comeback to the AMC hit as Shane Walsh. Now, you may be scratching your head thinking, "that dude's totally dead."

There's no confirmation as of yet what brings Shane back into the fold, but the consensus is that he'll appear in flashbacks.

The rumor mill kicked into high gear over the weekend when a fan shared a picture from inside a store.
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Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Project Sets Up At Paramount Pictures

Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Project Sets Up At Paramount Pictures
Exclusive: The biopic about Sammy Davis, Jr. now has been set up at Paramount Pictures, where producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has his overall deal. The project is on the development fast track, soon to be hiring a writer and a director to make the feature film about the dancer-singer-actor-musician to becoming a reality. The movie will be based in large part on the 1965 memoir Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. that he penned with Jane and Burt Boyar. Davis’ heirs…
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Emily Blunt Is Being Eyed for Third ‘Sicario’ Movie, Producer Says ‘It Would Make a Lot of Sense’ for Her to Return

Emily Blunt Is Being Eyed for Third ‘Sicario’ Movie, Producer Says ‘It Would Make a Lot of Sense’ for Her to Return
Emily Blunt does not appear in the upcoming “Sicario” sequel, but that doesn’t mean we have seen the last of her character, Kate Macer. In an interview with CinemaBlend, franchise producer Trent Luckinbill revealed behind-the-scenes talks have already begun about bringing Blunt back into the fold to appear in a potential third “Sicario” movie.

“I think Taylor [Sheridan] certainly has some ideas about all of that, but we’re open to that world and certainly would love to bring Emily back,” Luckinbill said. “We haven’t written the script yet, but yeah it would make a lot of sense. We’re all fans of the movie, we’ve all come to the same conclusion, which is ‘It would be great to see her again.’ So I think we’re striking up those conversations now.”

Lionsgate has not greenlit a third “Sicario” film. The first sequel, “Day of the Soldado,” centers
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Billy Dee Williams Will Definitely Be Back as Lando in Star Wars 9 Says New Rumor

Billy Dee Williams Will Definitely Be Back as Lando in Star Wars 9 Says New Rumor
Last month, it was reported that Billy Dee Williams was training three days a week and that he had completely changed his diet. Many believed that he was preparing to join the cast of Star Wars 9 as Lando Calrissian because both Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher went through similar changes before starting work on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. And now, a new report states that Williams will indeed be included in the cast of Star Wars 9 with an official announcement coming soon.

The new report comes from Fantha Tracks, who has had a pretty good track record lately, and claims to have sources that indicate Billy Dee Williams is confirmed to return for Star Wars 9. Additionally, they also expect the casting announcement for the third and final film in the new trilogy to be made shortly. Filming is going to start next month in London, and director
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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig

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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has won a spec package auction and will finance World War I film “1917” with Sam Mendes on board to direct.

The film will begin production next April, for a U.S. release in December 2019 with Universal distributing the pic. Mendes wrote the original script, which marks his first writing credit, with Krysty Wilson-Cairns and will also produce with his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris.

“Our company has been a home for Sam since his first film” said Steven Spielberg. “I am so happy to have him back here in his old room spinning new stories – especially this hugely daring and ambitious new movie.”

Aside from the film being set during World War I, story details are being kept under wraps.

“I couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again, alongside Donna Langley and all at Universal. I’ve
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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (Exclusive)

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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (Exclusive)
Dr. Dre is working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye, Variety has learned. The rapper, whose film credits include 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton,” on which he served as a producer and an inspiration for the film, is in the early stages of getting the project off the ground. And rights to use Gaye’s music has been secured, according to sources. Sony/ATV Music Publishing is home to Gaye’s songwriting credits.

There have been multiple attempts to give Gaye the biopic treatment. The soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing” and “Let’s Get It On” became one of Motown’s most successful artists before he was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home. F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz
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'Desus & Mero' Stars Exiting Viceland for Potential Showtime Deal

'Desus & Mero' Stars Exiting Viceland for Potential Showtime Deal
Desus & Mero are saying goodbye to Viceland.

Daniel Baker (Desus Nice) and Joel Martinez (The Kid Mero), the duo behind the daily late-night talk show, are leaving the young-skewing cable network that has been their home for the past two seasons. The show’s final episode is slated to air June 28.

The departure marks a major loss for the Vice Media-run channel, as the pair's series served as the channel's entry into the late-night landscape. Sources say the pair are eyeing a deal at Showtime, possibly for a weekly show. Reps for Viceland and Showtime ...
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Hulu Orders Drama Pilot From ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield

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Hulu Orders Drama Pilot From ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield
Hulu has given a pilot order to a drama project that hails from executive producer Warren Littlefield and A+E Studios.

The pilot is titled “Reprisal.” It is described as a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads.

Littlefield will executive produce along with Barry Jossen, Evp of A+E Studios. Josh Corbin is the writer on the project and will also serve as co-executive producer. Jonathan Van Tulleken will direct. The pilot is produced by A+E Studios in association with The Littlefield Company.

Littlefield currently executive produces Hulu’s Emmy-winning series adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and also produces the hit FX anthology series “Fargo.” Corbin’s previous writing credits include the Sony Crackle series “StartUp.”

Last week, it was announced that Hulu was nearing a pilot order for the comedy series “Kansas City,
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Optimus Prime Could Get His Own Solo ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off Following ‘Bumblebee’

Optimus Prime Could Get His Own Solo ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off Following ‘Bumblebee’
Since plans for another sequel in the primary Transformers franchise appear to be more dead than Cybertron, it sounds like Paramount Pictures and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are rethinking how they might keep Transformers alive on the big screen. This winter will bring us Bumblebee (watch the teaser trailer here), a spin-off focusing on a solo […]

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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Proposal’ Premiere Probably Wishes It Didn’t Engage With ‘American Ninja Warrior’

ABC’s “The Proposal” premiered on Monday, when NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” broke up the 10 p.m. party.

However, thanks to two hours of “The Bachelorette,” the Disney-owned broadcast network still won primetime outright. NBC finished second in ratings, but third in terms of total viewers.

More to come…

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If ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Wins John Legend an Egot, He’d Have to Share

If ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Wins John Legend an Egot, He’d Have to Share
A version of this story about John Legend first appeared in the Miniseries/Movies issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

If John Legend wins an Emmy for acting in or producing the live musical “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” it will be a special moment for the singer, actor and producer, who only needs an Emmy to complete the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony awards grand slam known as the Egot.

But Legend might have to share that special moment, because “Superstar” would actually complete a trio of EGOTs with one Emmy win.

Legend himself already has 10 Grammys going back to his Best New Artist award in 2006; an Oscar for the song “Glory” from “Selma”; and a Tony for producing the 2017 Broadway revival of “Jitney.”

But the composer and lyricist of the original 1970 “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, have also won Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards, and they both
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‘Last Chance U’ Season 3 Trailer: Meet the Independence Pirates, Your New Favorite Bad Team (Video)

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And we’re back in the game. Netflix dropped the first trailer for the upcoming third season of its docuseries “Last Chance U” Tuesday, giving viewers a look at the new team they will be following, the Independence Pirates. And these guys, are uh, well they are a little down on their luck compared to the players we watched during the show’s first two seasons at East Mississippi Community College.

According to this season’s logline, the quaint town of Independence, Kansas, is the new setting, as the underdog Pirates of Independence Community College have a chance to finally stand tall after more than a decade of losses — or so believes their bigger-than-life head coach, Jason Brown. A sharp-tongued, yet compassionate son of Compton, California, Brown aims to get the Pirates their first conference title in over 30 years, and doesn’t care if he jolts this quiet Midwestern place while he does it.
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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Destroy Ted Cruz on the Basketball Court – Just Not on the Scoreboard (Video)

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Destroy Ted Cruz on the Basketball Court – Just Not on the Scoreboard (Video)
Jimmy Kimmel tore Ted Cruz apart during their Blobfish Basketball Classic. Unfortunately, the scoreboard didn’t reflect that.

Though the senator from Texas ultimately beat the ABC personality 11-9 during the very long game of hoops, Kimmel certainly got his shots in — and we’re not referring to the baskets he made either.

All of the footage was saved for Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” when the late-night host summed up the contest this way: “Just like a blobfish, the game was ugly, sloppy, and within moments we were gasping for air.”

Also Read: Ted Cruz Favored by Vegas to Beat Jimmy Kimmel in 1-on-1 Basketball Game

Kimmel added that the Father’s Day weekend matchup was “very rough” and “there were fouls all game long.”

“I have bruises all over my body,” Kimmel told his studio audience last night. “He kept poking me with his hooves.”

If you think that insult was bad,
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Disney Pledges $2 Billion to Fund Sky News for 15 Years

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Disney has committed to operating Sky News for at least 15 years and invest $2 billion, should it acquire the British pay-tv company, Sky Plc, through its deal with 21st Century Fox.

Disney would acquire Fox’s stake in Sky News’ parent company, Sky Plc as part of its agreement to buy film and TV assets from the company. Fox also offered to up its funding commitment from 10 to 15 years.

“In my view, these revised undertakings meet the criteria that I set out to the House on 5 June and will help to ensure that Sky News remains financially viable over the long term; is able to operate as a major UK-based news provider; and is able to take its editorial decisions independently, free from any potential outside influence,” wrote British Culture Secretary Matt Hancock.

More to come…

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George Takei Says Migrant Family Separation ‘Worse’ Than Japanese Internment Camps

George Takei Says Migrant Family Separation ‘Worse’ Than Japanese Internment Camps
George Takei added his voice to the growing list of celebrities and politicians condemning the Trump administration policy of separating the families of migrants at the border.

In an op-ed for Foreign Policy, the actor wrote that what was happening at the U.S.-Mexico border was worse than what he experienced living at a Japanese internment camp during World War II saying that “even then, they didn’t separate children from families.”

“In one core, horrifying way this is worse. At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents. We were not pulled screaming from our mothers’ arms. We were not left to change the diapers of younger children by ourselves,” Takei wrote.

Also Read: Laura Ingraham Just Said Child Immigrant Detention Centers Are 'Essentially Summer Camps' (Video)

“I cannot for a moment imagine what my childhood would have been like
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Mara Brock Akil on Celebrating the ‘Humanity of Black Love’ in ‘Love Is___’

Mara Brock Akil on Celebrating the ‘Humanity of Black Love’ in ‘Love Is___’
When Mara Brock Akil set out to write, produce and direct the series premiere for her new Own drama “Love Is___” she says she wanted to share the story of black love with a wider audience.

“I don’t really think we’ve really seen the humanity of black love deep enough,” she explains. “I treated the direction of this almost like an independent film or a foreign film because…that is how I feel our existence is in this country is. We’re foreigners, so we have to tell our stories in ways that celebrate our own beauty and even our own flaws.
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Late-Night Veteran Amy Ozols Has Returned to Work for Jimmy Fallon

Amy Ozols’ late-night work is being seen an hour earlier, thanks to a recent move that took her from a co-executive producer spot at CBS’ “Late Late Show with James Corden” to the head writer position at NBC’s “Tonight Show.”

Ozols became head writer at the NBC late-night mainstay in January, though the network did not announce the hire. Her move to “Tonight” reunites her with host Jimmy Fallon, with whom she worked for many years on a variety of projects, including a substantial stint between 2009 and 2012 as executive producer during his tenure at NBC’s “Late Night.”

She
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