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Boomerang: Eddie Murphy Movie Gets TV Series Adaptation at Bet

Boomerang: Eddie Murphy Movie Gets TV Series Adaptation at Bet
It’s like the Boyz II Men song goes: Boomerang and TV comedy belong together, and Bet knows that it’s right…

The cable network has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to an adaptation of the 1992 Eddie Murphy film, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The half-hour series will follow a dashing executive/self-aggrandizing ladies’ man (the character played by Murphy in the film) who is freaked out when he meets his match in his new boss (played by Robin Givens in the movie).

Bet’s adaptation, which does not yet have writers or producers attached, will be an update set in
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Boyz II Men Pay Tribute To Tom Petty At Cedars-Sinai Board Of Governors Gala

Last Wednesday evening, more than 800 leaders in entertainment, business, healthcare and philanthropy came together for the 2017 Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala.

Boyz II Men Perform At 2017 Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

The event raised over $1.3 million for the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, which focuses on research into restoring function in diseased or aged tissues through revitalizing existing cells or transplanting new cells, including disease modeling using a patient’s own stem cells.

Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke was honored with the Board of Governors Visionary Award, which was presented by Kevin Demoff, La Rams COO and Evp of Football Operations.

“Thanks to Cedars-Sinai and the Board of Governors,” said Kroenke. “My family and I are inspired by the work of Dr. (Clive) Svendsen and the Regenerative Medicine Institute. We are so happy to partner with Cedars-Sinai and the Board of Governors to support them
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Shawn Stockman Cool With 'Despacito' Tying Boyz II Men Record

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[[tmz:video id="0_v22qc7zv"]] Boyz II Men crooner Shawn Stockman knows you can't stay on top forever so he's got no hard feelings sharing the all-time record for most weeks at number one on the Billboard 100 with "Despacito." The 16-week record was previously held by the 1995 Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey duet "One Sweet Day", but "Despacito" just tied the record. When we got Shawn at Lax Tuesday, he had an interesting spin ...  Boyz II Men weren't a
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Handmaid's Tale Premiere Recap: It's a Man's, Man's, Commander's World

Handmaid's Tale Premiere Recap: It's a Man's, Man's, Commander's World
See Offred.

Offred, and all the women of Hulu’s excellent adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, are royally — and often literally — screwed.

See Offred resist. Resist, Offred, resist!

The new drama, based on Margaret Atwood’s chilling novel, introduces its protagonist and starts to explain out how she went from working wife and mom in a world resembling ours to downtrodden sex slave in a society run by a totalitarian patriarchy. (Spoiler alert: The transformation is quick and chilling.)

But even though life is bleak for Offred and her sistren, there’s a spark of revolution glowing under those white winged veils.
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‘End of the Road’ is Just the Beginning

Short of the DayAn animated fable.

The best stories are elliptical, their ends are new beginnings. This is certainly true of today’s Short selection, End of the Road, an animated film from Bri Meyer in which a motorist traveling through the desert picks up another at the side of the road at the scene of a very bad car accident. The traveler doesn’t seem hurt, but as he won’t speak, it’s tough to tell. Until it isn’t.

Meyer facilitated every single aspect of this film herself, from the writing to the animation to the editing, and as such it’s a very aesthetically cohesive short with every element informing the others. It’s a simple story with a heady conclusion and in its brevity there’s a chilling elegance that make End of the Road far more resonant than its runtime might suggest.

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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: It’s the End of the Road for Deimos

Days of Our Lives isn’t hesitating to bring the shock value for the weekend. It looks like Deimos has done precisely what we thought he’d do, and he’s gone right off the deep end without any hope of getting his act together. He’s a bad guy through and through, and he’s going to cause some serious drama and then he’s going to become the drama. He’s got Chad and Gabi at his mercy, starving to death slowly but surely. There’s very little hope either of them will live at this moment, and Deimos doesn’t seem to care in the least.

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: It’s the End of the Road for Deimos
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Film Independent Announces Filmmakers Selected For 2016 Producing Lab

Film Independent Announces Filmmakers Selected For 2016 Producing Lab
Film Independent has announced the producers selected for its 16th annual Producing Lab. Participating with a project they’re in the process of producing, the four-week program is designed to help the filmmakers develop their skills as independent producers.

Seven projects and a total of nine producers will participate, and through the Lab will develop a strategy and action plan to bring their project to life, as well as meet professionals who can advise them on their craft and the business of independent producing.

Read More: San Francisco Film Society Announces Fall 2016 Narrative Filmmaking Grant Finalists

This year’s Creative Advisors are Karin Chien (“Circumstance”), Heather Rae (“Tallulah”) and Daniel Wagner (“Miles Ahead”). Guest speakers include Charles Howard, Tri-Star Pictures President Hannah Minghella CAA Agents Maren Olson and Tristen Tuckfield, and Jason Berman (“The Birth of a Nation,” “Mediterranea”).

“We are thrilled to welcome this dynamic group of producers to the Lab.
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Recap: Little Women: Atlanta Episode 8 “Little Women, Big Changes”

It’s the season finale of Little Women: Atlanta! But before you start humming Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road,” never fear, there’s a reunion special next week, (but more on that later). Let’s get started. Oh hey, it’s Amanda’s boyfriend, Jordan! He actually gets to say a word in this episode, so good for you, bro! And he’s finally got a job. And now that J-Dog is making bank, Amanda and Jordan want a place of their own. Because of sex. And then Amanda and Chris arrive home with s@#$-eating grins on their faces. Amanda has gotten Chris’ name tattooed on … Continue reading →

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'Dancing with the Stars' Season 22 Cast Announced

'Dancing with the Stars' Season 22 Cast Announced
ABC announced this season's Dancing with the Stars cast live on Good Morning America. The hit series returned for Season 22 With a Live Premiere on Monday, March 21, 8:00-10:01 p.m. The celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars are slipping into their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance with a lineup of celebrity dancers that includes a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a Peabody Award winner, a Ufc fighter, and Super Bowl 50's Mvp, just to name a few.

As announced this morning, the celebrities with their professional partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are: Mischa Barton with Artem Chigvintsev. Antonio Brown with Sharna Burgess. Nyle Dimarco with Peta Murgatroyd. Kim Fields with Sasha Farber. Doug Flutie with Karina Smirnoff. Marla Maples with Tony Dovolani. Von Miller with Witney Carson. Wanya Morris with Lindsay Arnold. Geraldo Rivera with Edyta Sliwinska. Jodie Sweetin with Keo Motsepe.
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Boyz II Men and James Corden Sing-Recap Super Bowl 50 to ‘End of the Road’

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Boyz II Men and James Corden Sing-Recap Super Bowl 50 to ‘End of the Road’
We've come to the end of yet another Super Bowl. There were some hot sad faces, some gaffes, some singing, some brilliantly played financial moves, and some sports. James Corden had the occasion to close out CBS's big night on The Late Late Show, and he brought out some of the best closers in the romance business: Boyz II Men. They sing-recap all the sports that happened last night, most appropriately, to "End of the Road," your favorite graduation song since 1991. Long live the '90s.
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‘Grease: Live’ Casts R&B Group Boyz II Men as its Teen Angels

‘Grease: Live’ Casts R&B Group Boyz II Men as its Teen Angels
The current members of Boyz II Men are reviving their teen angel status.

The R&B group has joined Fox’s production of “Grease: Live” for a three-part harmony version of the guardian angel character made famous by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 movie. They will cameo in Fox’s special to sing the classic song “Beauty School Dropout,” a number normally addressed toward the character of Frenchy (played by Carly Rae Jepsen in this version).

The group announced the news via social media.

We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4

Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016

The vocal group, which rose to fame as a quartet, is known for 1990s hits like “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day” and “Motownphilly.” In 2014, it released its latest album, “Collide.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2015: week 12 – as it happened

Semi-finals time: there’s five couples left but only four places in the final next week…

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So that’s it for the semi-final - all that remains is for us to reconvene here at 6.35pm next Saturday for the Grand Final, where we’ll crack through two shows in one night and have a final marathon liveblog party. There’ll also be a bumper Strictly Come Bingo, so prepare for some self-mulling.

In the meantime, what’s your prediction for this year’s glitterball champion? For me it’s a toss-up between Jay and Aliona and Georgia and Giovanni, but I think Jay still has more to give and might edge the win. If you swing by @heidistephens on Twitter we’ll do a highly unscientific survey, or pop your thoughts in the comment box below – who will be getting your vote next week? Thank you all for
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The X Factor 2015: week two – as it happened

It was Reinvention Week, and nobody was good. But who went home? Stuart Heritage found out.

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And with that, we say goodbye to Kiera and Seann with sincere gratitude, because their departure means that X Factor will only be one hour and 45 minutes long next week. But Oh No Sad News: I won’t be here for it. I’m away next Saturday, which means that this liveblog will be handled by someone equally capable. I think the plan is for me to retake the reigns for Sunday’s results show, but I’ve forgotten to check with anyone. Oh well, you’ll cope either way.

Thanks for reading if you read it, thanks for commenting if you commented. I’m off to surround myself with creepy cult members who’ll sit around me in silence as I play awful songs on the ukulele. Blardigan!

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John Hancock's 'The Looking Glass' is Coming to Theaters Via First Run Features

Dorothy Tristan wrote and stars in the latest film from Academy Award® nominated director John Hancock,"The Looking Glass," set to open in New York at the Cinema Village, and in Los Angeles at the Fine Arts on October 23, 2015.

“I was very moved by the film. Dorothy gives an extremely touching performance, one that is definitely worthy of an Academy Award nomination,” said film critic Kathleen Carroll.

The official synopsis reads: "After losing her mother, troubled 13-year-old Julie must go to Indiana to live with her grandmother, Karen. Karen, a former star of stage and screen, now facing the end of her life, wants desperately to connect with her granddaughter in a meaningful way and pass on all she knows before it's too late. But the two of them—each stubborn in her own way—butt heads at every turn. Soon, Karen makes a remarkable discovery: Julie’s powerful, unique singing voice. Will the sudden discovery of Julie’s talent be enough to bring the two together and allow Karen to pass on her legacy? This beautifully shot film shows a tenderness in its treatment of family matters such as depression and low self-esteem. In watching the story unfold, the watcher is touched at the beauty and sadness of the rebellious young girl. Our hopes for her finding herself and allowing her voice to be shared with the world engages as the movie unfolds. This is the sort of film families with pre-teen and teen girls and boys would enjoy together. Then one talks of 'family entertainment,' this is the film that fits for a pleasurable movie day"

Married for forty years, "The Looking Glass" finds Dorothy Tristan and John Hancock collaborating for the seventh time. Since 1994, when their house was destroyed in the Malibu fire, they’ve been living and working in La Porte County, Indiana, and turning that little corner of the Midwest into a filmmaking hub.

Dorothy appeared in the director's “California Dreaming” and wrote “Steal the Sky,” “Weeds,” “A Piece of Eden” and “Suspended Animation.” She also did the final polish on Hancock's Christmas classic, “Prancer.” Tristan began her acting career in theatre, playing Charlotte Corday in the national touring production of “Marat/Sade.” She was Helena in “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Lady Macduff in “Macbeth” at Stratford, Connecticut. She played Blanche Dubois opposite Jon Voight in “Streetcar Named Desire.” She had leading or supporting roles in a number of major motion pictures including “Klute,” “Man on a Swing,” and Aram Avakian’s “End of the Road” with James Earl Jones and Stacy Keach.

Hancock’s feature film credits include “Bang The Drum Slowly,” “California Dreaming,” “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death,” “Baby Blue Marine,” “Weeds,’ and the Christmas classic “Prancer,” starring Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Abe Vigoda and Rebecca Harrell, which he shot "The Looking Glass" on his family’s fruit farm in Laporte County. His current production, , brings him home again, physically and emotionally. He says he “tried to catch the sense of returning to this place where you grew up, and falling in love with what you were not truly able to see before.

The story hits close to home for Hancock and Tristan. “Dorothy and I have reached a point in our lives where we’ve thought a lot about what we’ve accomplished, and what kind of legacy we hope to leave behind once we’re no longer here,” says Hancock, 76.

“You always hope you’ve had some type of impact on people, that what you did with your life meant something to people. That’s what this story is about: reaching out to those closest to you and imparting on them all your knowledge, all your life lessons so a part of you lives on.

“You’re preparing the next generation for greatness. That’s true not just for the characters in the film, but for Dorothy and me, that maybe we can inspire a new generation of filmmakers to create movies that mean something to people.”
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Top 5 TV: Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show,' Miley's 'SNL' Song of the Summer

Top 5 TV: Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show,' Miley's 'SNL' Song of the Summer
We'd waited months, debated Twitter fouls and argued over the too-much-too-soon of it all — finally, last week, we got a taste of what a Trevor Noah-led Daily Show would actually be like. The South African comedian had the tall task of replacing Jon Stewart, who over a decade ago turned the politically savvy late-night show into a nightly ritual for many Americans (and more recently, a reliable source for "so-and-so destroys such-and-such" articles on the Internet). The first few nights mostly inspired a lot "he seems unflappable" comments — and
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Did Bones Show Bad Grief? Is Murder Oversharing? Should Grey's Wife Be Heard? Piggy a Babe? And More Qs

Did Bones Show Bad Grief? Is Murder Oversharing? Should Grey's Wife Be Heard? Piggy a Babe? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, CSI, Masters of Sex and Bones!

1 | How many Hawaii Five-0 fans caught Steve stealing a wedding reception twirl with Danny?

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey’s, Castle, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Nashville, Modern Family, Leftovers and More

2 | Would Blue Bloods’ Frank really have covered up the NYPD’s successful thwarting of a terrorist attack?

3 | Did CSI‘s costume designer get a discount on hideous hats for the series finale? Also,
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Fat City

John Huston sets the bar for director-driven quality filmmaking of the early 1970s. Stacy Keach is a punchy boxing bum who teams up with the ambitious newcomer Jeff Bridges; the glowing discovery is the amazing Susan Tyrell, film history's most convincingly caustic floozy-alcoholic, bar none. Her voice can peel paint, but we love her dearly. Fat City Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date September 8, 2015 / available through the Twilight Time Movies / 20.95 Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark, Nicholas Colasanto, Art Aragon, Curtis Cokes, Sixto Rodriguez Cinematography Conrad L. Hall Production Designer Richard Sylbert Film Editor Walter Thompson Original Music Kris Kristofferson, Marvin Hamlisch (supervisor) Written by Leonard Gardner from his novel <Produced by John Huston, Ray Stark Directed by John Huston

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This rewarding show is a fine opportunity to catch up on two great talents, John Huston and Stacy Keach.
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Justin Bieber Covers ‘I’ll Make Love to You,’ Humps the Floor, Makes You Wish You Were the Floor

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Justin Bieber Covers ‘I’ll Make Love to You,’ Humps the Floor, Makes You Wish You Were the Floor
Justin Bieber may be that bratty 21-year-old you love to hate, but, as his carpool karaoke with James Corden demonstrated, he can be quite the charmer if you look past his antics. He's also such a Boyz II Men stan. Back in 2011, he somehow convinced the R&B OGs to appear on his holiday album, featured on the song "Fa La La" (they even performed it on Dancing With the Stars). It didn't entirely work, but that was just a taste of the Biebs' love affair with Boyz II Men. With Corden, he sang "End of the Road," and over the weekend, he did an impromptu jazz cover of "I'll Make Love to You" at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Full band and everything! There's also some obligatory floor-humping, in case you weren't already swooning (or cringing, depending on your Biebs tolerance). Bring on the Boyz II Men album.
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End of the road for Raylan and Boyd in FX’s Justified series finale: “The Promise”

Remember the summer of 2009 and FX’s announcement of a 13-episode order for Lawman, based on the work of the late, great crime fiction author Elmore Leonard? After six seasons, the tale of Harland, Ky., lawman Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and career criminal Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) comes to a close on FX on Tuesday, April 14, at 10pm Et/Pt in the Justified series finale, “The Promise.” “I will say that it is nice knowing that, you know, the show — to have an opportunity to know the end is coming,” Olyphant says. “Usually, when things end, I’m not the first person … Continue reading →

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My First R-Rated Movie

My First R-rated Movie Or…

How I Became The 007 Of Covert Forbidden Film Viewing

By Alex Simon

For those of us who grew up in the suburbs in the pre-home video, pre-cable TV and pre-Netflix coupons 1970s and early ‘80s, there were few dangerous pleasures as heady as sneaking into an R-rated movie at the local multiplex. The multiplex cinema was a ‘70s phenomenon that made regulating children’s viewing habits infinitely more difficult than the old days of stand-alone, single screen theaters. Ironically, the new freedom that filmmakers enjoyed with the advent of the MPAA rating system in late 1968 was almost in perfect synch with the rise of multi-screen cinemas. Some things do happen for a reason.

You never forget your first...

My first R-rated film was during Thanksgiving of 1976. We were visiting my dad’s family in Birmingham, Alabama and the men adjourned after dinner to go see Two Minute Warning,
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