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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest

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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest
Jussie Smollett has been removed from the final Season 5 episodes of the Fox series “Empire” in the wake of his arrest Thursday morning.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us” said series executives Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer. “Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

Fox had previously issued multiple statements in support of Smollett,
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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot

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‘Glamorous’: Brooke Shields To Star In, Eva Longoria To Direct the CW Pilot
Brooke Shields is set to star in the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous. Eva Longoria has been tapped to direct and executive produce in her pilot directing debut. Jade Payton also has been cast in hourlong drama pilot from Damon Wayans Jr. and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Nardino, Glamorous centers on a gender non-conforming recent high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

Shields, a former model herself, will play Madolyn, a former supermodel who is no stranger to the covers of Vogue or the runways of Milan, Madolyn is the founder and CEO of one of the industry’s most respected and sophisticated cosmetics company. A canny businesswoman and entrepreneur, Madolyn is at the top of the game and will stop at nothing to stay there, including
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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77

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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77
Peter Tork, bassist, keyboardist and singer for iconic late ’60s pop-rock band The Monkees died on Thursday. He was 77.

Tork’s death was confirmed by his sister, Anne Thorkelson, to The Washington Post. Thorkelson did not share the cause of death or where Tork died. His Twitter and Facebook accounts announced his death shortly after.

“Please know that Peter was extremely appreciative of you, his Torkees, and one of his deepest joys was to be out in front of you, playing his music, and seeing you enjoy what he had to share,” a message attributed to the Peter Tork Facebook Team said.

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It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world. As we have mentioned in the past, the Ptfb team is…
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"Halo" TV Series Will Be Directed by ‘Robin Hood’ Filmmaker Otto Bathurst

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The long road to adapt Halo to the screen (be it big or small) is almost at an end. Showtime is turning the video game franchise into a new TV series, and they’ve found their director – Otto Bathurst, the filmmaker behind the recent Robin Hood reboot. Bathurst will direct multiple episodes of the live-action series, and […]

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"Stargirl" Casts Cameron Gellman; Carmela Zumbado Joins "You"

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Cameron Gellman (Heathers) is set as a series regular in DC Universe’s upcoming Stargirl series. Based on the DC characters, Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series. Gellman is playing an undisclosed DC character. Geoff Johns, who created the Stargirl character in 1999, will be writing the first episode and executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Melissa Carter. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Gellman most recently appeared in Heathers, Mary Harron’s Charlie Says, The Fosters and The Middle. He also played alongside Annette Bening & Elle Fanning in the feature film 20th Century Women. He’s repped by
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"Haunting of Hill House" Anthology Gets Season 2 as Creators Ink Big Netflix Overall Deal

While Netflix doesn't release viewership data, this is one clear indicator that The Haunting of Hill House was a massive hit for the streamer.

Haunting creator Mike Flanagan and his longtime Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy have signed a big overall deal with Netflix that includes a second season of the anthology. Sources say the pact is for four or five years and worth in the low eight-figure range. Given that Hill House was the duo's first series, that sum is considered a sizable investment from the streamer that changed the overall deals space after handing out nine-figure deals to ...
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Watch the Desus & Mero Series Premiere Online for Free, You Wingdings

Showtime has made the series premiere of its new weekly late-night show Desus & Mero available for free, in case you wanna get hooked on their Bronx-bred brand of rapid-fire humor.

The show is hosted by comedians Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, who rose from Twitter to become a voice of a generation.

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Desus and Mero Promise ‘Cultural Paradigm-Shifting S—‘ at Late Night Series Premiere

The stars of Showtime’s new late-night series “Desus & Mero” stand ready to unite a bitterly divided nation with rapier wit delivered with Bronx flair.

Desus Nice and the Kid Mero were revved up Thursday night as the they gathered with friends, family and crew members in at the Clocktower in Manhattan for the premiere screening of first episode that was shot earlier in the day before a studio audience.

“The audience gives you that instant feedback and the jokes just keep flying,” Mero said. “We recorded for three hours. It wasn’t because of technical difficulties. It was
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Banijay Group, Endemol Shine Renew Sale Talks

Three months after Endemol Shine told its management it was drawing a line under the sales process, talks are again underway with French company Banijay Group over a possible sale, Variety has confirmed.

Banijay had previously made a bid to acquire Endemol Shine, a joint venture of 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management and which is behind “Black Mirror” and “Big Brother,” but the pair could not agree a deal.

The French firm was one of a number of suitors that had included the likes of ITV in the U.K. and Rtl-owned production and distribution giant Fremantle,
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Jussie Smollett Exits Empire: Fox Drama Opts to 'Remove' Embattled Actor From Season's Final 2 Episodes

Empire is no longer standing by its man. The Fox drama has suspended Jussie Smollett in the wake of the actor’s arrest for allegedly staging last month’s hate-crime attack against himself. Smollett’s sorta-dismissal comes as the Fox drama was winding down production on Season 5; there’s no word how his character Jamal’s absence in this season’s final two episodes will be explained.

In a statement, Empire EPs Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer said, “The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us.
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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest

Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest
Jussie Smollett has been removed from the final Season 5 episodes of the Fox series “Empire” in the wake of his arrest Thursday morning.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us” said series executives Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer in a statement released Friday. “Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out.
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The Week in Superlatives: Biggest Case of Fomo, Cheesiest Line and Sweetest Fandom Win

It's been a long week, and the TV news has been especially batty lately. But in the spirit of keeping you informed and entertained, here's our weekly dish of superlatives for the stars and shows that caught our attention.

Biggest case of Fomo: Survivor: Age of Extinction's season premiere started out

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The Orville Puts Viewers On Edge With a Very Dark, Very Discomfiting Twist

The Orville Puts Viewers On Edge With a Very Dark, Very Discomfiting Twist
More than 12 hours after watching this week’s The Orville, I remain quite shook (if I may appropriate the slang of a different generation).

Seriously, Wtf was that?!

The seventh episode — the first half of a two-parter — of the Fox adventure series’ strong sophomore run found the crew setting course for Isaac’s home planet of Kaylon, after the science/engineering officer suddenly powered down. Upon arriving on Kaylon 1, Captain Mercer & Co. received as warm a welcome as one might expect from a species of synthetic, mechanical lifeforms. Their leader, Kaylon Primary, explained that Isaac had been deactivated now that
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ed Stafford

It takes a lot for a single person to go out into the middle of nature and prove that they have the skills and the ability to survive. Ed Stafford is one of those individuals that has done it and even gone on to show people just how he’s done it in so many different ways. While shows like his have often been criticized and even ridiculed for being anything but authentic there are those that firmly believe that what he’s done is nothing short of amazing given that he’s gone out in the wild with virtually nothing but the

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ed Stafford
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Late Night TV Eviscerates ‘Green Book’ for White Savior Narrative Before the Oscars — Watch

Late Night TV Eviscerates ‘Green Book’ for White Savior Narrative Before the Oscars — Watch
With the 2019 Oscars just days away, late night television programs “Desus & Mero” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers” aren’t hiding their shade for Peter Farrelly’s nominee “Green Book.” Both programs aired critical takes of the divisive race relations drama during their February 21 episodes. While “Desus & Mero” took more overt shots at “Green Book” with a parody entitled “The Greenest Book,” both hot takes called out the film’s white-savior narrative and how that storyline has long appealed to the white male-dominated Academy.

Green Book” is nominated for five Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Viggo Mortensen, Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. The drama won the Producers Guild of America prize, which has made it a leading contender for Best Picture against Netflix’s “Roma.” Ali is currently the frontrunner to win the Best Supporting Actor prize.
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Wyatt Makes A Demand

The Bold and the Beautiful fans know that Hope is so in love with Steffy’s new baby, and we also know that this baby is actually Hope’s baby. We all know what happened, but only Zoe and Flo and Reese know that this happened. Now we get to see that Hope ahs developed what can only be described as a very unhealthy obsession with this baby, and it’s not good news. Even her own mother is concerned that she’s growing too attached to this baby that they believe is Steffy’s baby that’s been adopted after her birth mother chose to

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Wyatt Makes A Demand
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Ava DuVernay, Lisa Nishimura, Casey Bloys Among New TV Academy Exec Committee Members

Ava DuVernay, Lisa Nishimura, Casey Bloys Among New TV Academy Exec Committee Members
Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay is among the six notable industry figures who have been appointed to the Television Academy’s executive committee by new chairman/CEO Frank Scherma.

DuVernay, whose recent TV credits include the documentary “13th” and drama “Queen Sugar,” will be joined on the committee by HBO programming president Casey Bloys; former Viacom Music and Entertainment group president Doug Herzog; Universal TV president Pearlena Igbokwe; AMC Networks and AMC Studios programming president David Madden; and Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s vice president of original documentary and comedy programming.

“We are privileged to have the collective expertise,
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Trevor Noah Finds the 'Silver Lining' in Jussie Smollett's Arrest — Watch

Trevor Noah Finds the 'Silver Lining' in Jussie Smollett's Arrest — Watch
On Thursday, The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah was the first late-night host to weigh in on Jussie Smollett’s arrest, as well as the alleged motive for staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself.

“A month ago, few people knew who he was,” Noah began. “But now, the whole world knows Jussie’s name, and it’s for all the wrong reasons.”

According to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Smollett staged the attack because he was dissatisfied with his Empire salary. (Sources tell THR, though, that there have been no signs that Smollett is dissatisfied with his pay.
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The Five Best Christoph Waltz Movies of His Career

There are those actors that can level you with a look, and then there are those that need to talk but when they do so can send a shudder down your spine or warm your heart without fail. Christoph Waltz is one of the latter since just his look his enough to tell that he’s skilled, but when he starts to talk he’s the kind of guy that can really make you feel warm and tingly inside or make you wonder if he’s going to be choking you to death in the next few seconds. He’s playful yet stern, wise

The Five Best Christoph Waltz Movies of His Career
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Young and the Restless Spoilers: Victor Defends His Family

Young and the Restless fans are all kinds of shocked at the way things are going down around here. For one, we know that Summer is now the prime suspect in the attack on Lola, even if it is Arturo who firmly believes that it was Kyle. It was not Kyle, but everyone is a mess. Devon has been working so hard to find out if he can make his life better again. He’s been trying very hard to get back into the swing of things in terms of being himself and making positive decisions, but he’s struggling in a

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Victor Defends His Family
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