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Difficult People Season 3 Opens With Big Bang Theory Protest, Mike Pence Conversion Therapy, Vanessa Williams

Difficult People Season 3 Opens With Big Bang Theory Protest, Mike Pence Conversion Therapy, Vanessa Williams
Difficult People gets political, going wholly anti-“Bazinga!” in its Season 3 premiere.

The Hulu comedy returned Tuesday with three episodes, beginning with Billy and Julie interrupting CBS’ live broadcast of Sunday in the Park With George, which has been retitled Bazinga in the Park With George and stars the cast of The Big Bang Theory. Billy’s sign reads “Keep your Bazinga! out of my park,” and it’s perfect.

ListenTVLine Podcast: Dream Emmy Nominee Julie Klausner on Difficult’s People‘s ‘Curious’ Obsession With Kevin Spacey

Not to worry, though. While Enemy No. 1 is now the Chuck Lorre sitcom,
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Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked
Jean-Claude Van Johnson

“’Timecop’ is like ‘Looper’ with Bruce Willis, but a million times better,” is just one of the gems spoken in “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” which is as gloriously ridiculous as its title.

What the Amazon pilot lacks in plot — action star Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to act as a private contractor specializing in kicking ass and doing the splits — it makes up for with indiscriminate jabs at everything and anyone, including its star, Hollywood, pretentious foodies and even America’s Undulating Beefcake, Channing Tatum. A surprising appearance by Phylicia Rashad, who gamely plays Jean-Claude’s agent, is a comic revelation. She delivers the most absurd movie pitches with such enthusiasm that we’re ready to sign up for the “P.F. Chang’s” biopic ourselves.

The only real disappointment is the lackluster treatment of Jean-Claude’s love interest Vanessa (Kat Foster), who isn’t given much to work with story-wise.
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The X Factor: All the best Twitter reactions to Week 6

The X Factor celebrated Big Band music tonight (November 15) with retro covers of everything from 'Cry Me a River' to 'She Bangs'.

Naturally, the contestants tackling the golden age of swing garnered quite a lot of chatter on social media.

Digital Spy rounds up the best Twitter reactions to The X Factor Week 6 below:

1. The holidays are just around the corner, but Simon 'Debbie Downer' Cowell certainly was Not full of cheer in his critiques tonight.

Simon talking some shit tonight... Love him

Louie Spence (@louiespence) November 15, 2014

Andrea's beard is even more impressive than Simon Cowell's #XFactor pic.twitter.com/8qtqcl7R9q

— Katie Weasel (@KatieWeasel) November 15, 2014

Simon Cowell wasn't even watching Andrea. He was watching them violinist incase they had eggs at the ready. #XFactor

Jack Jones (@Jonezy113) November 15, 2014

Debbie Downer pic.twitter.com/9NF1O6wSrn

— clare hagiioannu (@clarehagiioannu) November 15, 2014

Somewhere there is a woman called
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Is “Penny Dreadful” the Summer’s Gayest Show?

Before we get into it, let me answer my own question: Yes. Yes it is.

(Major spoilers follow. For earlier recappage, check out our piece on the first two episodes.)

When word was first announced of Showtime’s period “psychosexual horror” series Penny Dreadful, no one was sure what to expect. The best guess was that it would be a handsomely-shot mashup of a handful of big-name genre icons… with copious close-ups of boobies. But I don’t think anyone expected the full-on monster mash that we have seen in the season’s first four episodes: Dr. Frankenstein is canoodling with Ludwig Van Helsing in an attempt to stop Dracula; Frankenstein’s Monster is playing Phantom of the Opera at the Grand Guignol Theatre, and the Wolf Man just banged Dorian Gray.

Yes, you read that right: at the end of last Sunday’s episode, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) – an
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Daytime Emmy nominations: 'Young and the Restless' leads CBS

Daytime Emmy nominations: 'Young and the Restless' leads CBS
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.

General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.

Good Morning America and Today will bring their ratings rivalry to the Emmys, where they’ll be joined by CBS Sunday Morning in the Outstanding Morning Program category.
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Exclusive Clip: A Surprising Rendition Of 'True Colours'

Exclusive Clip: A Surprising Rendition Of 'True Colours'
'Song for Marion' is shortly to make it to our screens.

Hot on the heels of 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and 'Quartet', it looks set to be the latest British cinema offering to claim the silver pound, with its message that older actors, and cinema-goers, still like to enjoy a poignant drama.

As well as a calibre cast including Terence Stamp, Christopher Eccleston and Gemma Arterton, 'Song for Marion' offers the unlikely prospect of Vanessa Redgrave giving us her version of 'True Colours'.

HuffPost UK are happy to host the worldwide exclusive preview of Dame Vanessa in full flow - Watch Her In Action Above. Does she give Cyndi Lauper a run for her money?

The film tells the story of Arthur, a grumpy pensioner played by Stamp, who begrudgingly joins his wife, Marion’s (Vanessa Redgrave) unconventional local choir. Gemma Arterton also stars as choir director Elizabeth,
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Exclusive Clip: A Surprising Rendition Of 'True Colours'

Exclusive Clip: A Surprising Rendition Of 'True Colours'
'Song for Marion' is shortly to make it to our screens.

Hot on the heels of 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and 'Quartet', it looks set to be the latest British cinema offering to claim the silver pound, with its message that older actors, and cinema-goers, still like to enjoy a poignant drama.

As well as a calibre cast including Terence Stamp, Christopher Eccleston and Gemma Arterton, 'Song for Marion' offers the unlikely prospect of Vanessa Redgrave giving us her version of 'True Colours'.

HuffPost UK are happy to host the worldwide exclusive preview of Dame Vanessa in full flow - Watch Her In Action Above. Does she give Cyndi Lauper a run for her money?

The film tells the story of Arthur, a grumpy pensioner played by Stamp, who begrudgingly joins his wife, Marion's (Vanessa Redgrave) unconventional local choir. Gemma Arterton also stars as choir director Elizabeth,
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From the archive, 14 June 1975: Booking the cabaret for the Titanic

Not even showbiz royalty is spared as Guardian critic Stanley Reynolds casts his acerbic eye over the entertainment industry

For years now we have been playing a game called Booking the Cabaret for the Titanic. I think we first booked Shirley Bassey, of the fluttering fingers and shimmering gowns, and that must have been a dozen years ago at least, and the damned boat hasn't sailed yet. Roy Castle of the desperate mateyness and the sub-Sammy Davis Junior, look-at-me-i'm-Mr-Showbiz-too-tap-dancing-and-blowing-the-bugle, was on the Titanic's bill in those days. That was when we had Sunday Night at the London Palladium and he was never off it. But Roy is no longer booked for the Titanic Cabaret. Shirley is, though, and just in case you've got doubts about her worthiness watch her tomorrow night on BBC 2. "I who have nothing," Shirley sings. Not true Shirley. You've got a booking on the Titanic.
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The Amazing Race Sneak Peeks: Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence

The Amazing Race Sneak Peeks: Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence

Part of the fun of The Amazing Race lies in the countries picked for the teams to visit. Either the race heads to a mostly unheard-of land and exposes an interesting country to millions or it goes to a familiar location and tries to find a fun area to explore within in.

In tonight's episode, it's the latter, as the teams head from Turin, Italy to Bavaria, Germany, still eight-deep after last week's non-elimination. Once in Germany, they must find a way to Neuschwanstein Castle, homage to Richard Wagner and inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. However, Vanessa and Ralph fall into a little trouble, apparently taking a longer way to the castle than Vanessa would like. Their hostility toward one another is nothing new on The Amazing Race, but let's hope this is the stress talking and not
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A soothing demise: Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ considered

Kirsten Dunst greets the apocalypse

Melancholia” is Lars von Trier’s intelligent, melodramatic, achingly beautiful and wickedly funny new film. It tells the story of Justine (a transcendent Kirsten Dunst), a severe depressive, and her doting and practical sister, Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Justine’s depression takes the corporeal shape of a planet called Melancholia, which is on a steady collision course with Earth. In the film’s stunning prologue, Mr. von Trier tactfully relieves the audience of any suspense concerning Earth’s fate, allowing the tone to shift from an end-of-the-world thriller to a character and relationship study. “Melancholia” uses the premise of an apocalypse to expose the frays in familial bonds — specifically, the intricate bonds and dynamic between two sisters; a bond that is both affectionate and cruel, supportive and insensitive.

The film is divided into two parts named after each of the sisters. Although part one is named after Justine,
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Sarah Dempster's World of lather

In EastEnders, Dot Cotton goes to Southend and comes back with a sister. Coronation Street's Fiz fails to thrive in prison, while in Emmerdale there's trouble for Declan's nostrils

"Wotchoo fink of my kimono, Arfur?" asked Rose in Dot's kitchen, her voluminous bouffant enveloped in a storm cloud of sausage smoke. "Yeah," replied Arthur "Fatboy" Chubb, his eyes darting nervously between the garment's exploding sateen lilies and appliquéd herons. "Snice."

It was not snice. It was snauseating. And yet its flammable market-stall hideousness did much to explain the brassy appeal of Rose, Dot's long-lost sister and EastEnders' loudest new resident.

Dot found Rose in Southend and grudgingly brought her home with her, much as one would a novelty hat or unexplained rash. While Hev and Shirl lambada-ed at an 80s gay and lesbian pop convention ("I love Hazell Dean. Do you love Hazell Dean?"), the sisters bonded over the seaside slot machines,
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The Baddest Baddies of Children’s Movies

For some strange reason, the scariest, most evil characters in film have been featured in children’s movies. These characters haunt our nightmares and continue to terrify us in adulthood. One of the most formidable, vicious characters in recent history, the White Witch of Narnia, returns to the silver screen again on 9th December in The Chronicles of Narnia:The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Here to celebrate the third installment of The Chronicles of Narnia is the top 11 scariest villains in children’s movies.

The Wizard of Oz – The Wicked Witch of the West

Portrayed by: Margaret Hamilton

Adversary: Dorothy Gale

Characteristics: Broom-flying, Green skin, Black pointed hat

Minions: Flying monkeys

Weapons/Powers: Flying, Appearing/disappearing in a poof of smoke, Spells

Famous Lines: “I’ll get you, my pretty. And your little dog too.”

Although the Wicked Witch is portrayed as an antagonist who terrorizes innocent little Dorothy Gale,
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X Factor: Is Wagner Carillho being bullied?

Wagner Carillho reportedly thinks he is being bullied by X Factor bosses.

A friend of the Brazilian star says that staff on the ITV show have been ‘making his life hell’ over the last few months and added that he has been treated like an ‘outcast’ in recent weeks.

Last night Vanessa Stokes told The News Of The World:

“It is clear he is being bullied out of the show. They’re making his life an absolute hell.”

“He’s been left treated like an outcast. It’s obvious no one wants him there.”

“He is being bullied. If it was happening to one of the younger acts there would be uproar.

“It seems Wagner has served his purpose and got their ratings up and now they want rid of him.”

Stokes also claimed that Wagner has been neglected by his mentor Louis Walsh and explained that even when the
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Covert Affairs - Episode 1.05 - In The Light - Recap

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Well Covert Affairs is definitely on a run, we're getting one fantastic episode after another. This week we get special guest stars Eriq La Salle who played Dr. Benton on ER, Jai is back, and Ben Mercer! The gangs all here so let's get to it, but be careful and don't get muddy.

Annie jokingly says she has graduated from bringing everybody lunch to getting the coffee but by the time she gives Auggie his cup of joe, it's stone cold. Auggie says he has a present (a graduation gift maybe, hehe); its a new encrypted smartphone and Annie gladly hands in her old 90's style phone they had her using.

The CIA gets word that there is an armed shipment headed to the Us that has 3 surface-to-air missiles. They don't know where the ship is or which city its headed to, but they know the ship has the infamous
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