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Jennifer Lopez VMAs performance: Watch her Video Vanguard medley of ‘Jenny from the Block,’ ‘Waiting for Tonight’ and more

Jennifer Lopez VMAs performance: Watch her Video Vanguard medley of ‘Jenny from the Block,’ ‘Waiting for Tonight’ and more
Jennifer Lopez was the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards recipient of the Video Vanguard Award and she celebrated that victory with an epic 10-minute medley of some of her biggest hits: “Waiting for Tonight,” “On the Floor,” “Dance Again,” “Ain’t Your Mama,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Get Right,” “All I Have,” “Jenny from the Block,” “I’m Real (Murder Remix),” “Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)” and her latest single “Dinero,” for which she also won Best Collaboration with Cardi B and DJ Khaled. Watch her performance above, and check out the complete list of Vma winners here.

Lopez started her career as a dancer, appearing as a Fly Girl on the sketch comedy series “In Living Color”. She transitioned to acting in the mid-1990s, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her breakthrough role as the title slain singer in “Selena” (1997) and co-starring with George Clooney in
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Terence Nance Is Deconstructing Traditional Ideas of ‘Blackness’ on HBO’s Subversive ‘Random Acts of Flyness’

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Terence Nance Is Deconstructing Traditional Ideas of ‘Blackness’ on HBO’s Subversive ‘Random Acts of Flyness’
No one will ever mistake Terence Nance for an easy sell. His debut feature, “An Oversimplication of Her Beauty,” marked a deeply personal, candid, and whimsical exploration of time, memory, and loss. And his new HBO late-night series, “Random Acts of Flyness,” is structured like a fantastical variety show centered on the varied experiences of people of African descent living in the United States. Built on thematically linked visual essays that run from a few seconds to several minutes in length, it’s difficult to categorize and demanding. This isn’t the stuff of classic binge viewing; this is Nance’s vision, unfiltered.

The first episode unfolds in an almost slapdash fashion, with public-access TV production values. As he did in “Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” Nance appears in almost every single segment, blending animation with live-action, unpacking issues that include racial profiling by the police, the police assault on black bodies,
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‘Kidding’ Trailer Shows Off Jim Carrey’s Insane Return to TV Comedy

Jim Carrey has returned to television sporting a serial killer's haircut and a downright admirable willingness to receive a handjob from a puppet, and frankly, I'm here for every batty second of it. Some very important context: Showtime released the first trailer for Kidding, the network's new half-hour comedy that puts Carrey in his first series regular role since In Living Color. (At one point he gets a handjob from a puppet. I might have already mentioned that.) Carrey stars as Jeff, better known to the public as his iconic children's show host persona, Mr. …
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‘Lethal Weapon’: Damon Wayans On Casting Shakeup & “Lighter” Season 3

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‘Lethal Weapon’: Damon Wayans On Casting Shakeup & “Lighter” Season 3
Right after Fox in May renewed Lethal Weapon with Seann William Scott replacing Clayne Crawford as new co-lead opposite Damon Wayans, the In Living Color alum called out Crawford on Twitter, including.posting a photo of a flyer that said “Clayne Crawford is an emotional terrorist.”

Wayans has largely kept silent on the subject since but at the Fox TV party Thursday night, he was asked to address the events that led to Crawford’s dismissal.

“I wish him the best, I wish him luck,” Wayans said, adding, “Onward and upward.”

Wayans noted that the ouster should not have come as a surprise to Crawford, whose character was shot in the Season 2 finale, a shot that has become fatal to accommodate writing off his character. “I know that he was involved in all the writing, he knew he was being shot, and he was very happy with where the show was going,
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‘The Cool Kids’: Senior Comedy A Changeup For Traditionally Younger-Skewing Network – TCA

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‘The Cool Kids’: Senior Comedy A Changeup For Traditionally Younger-Skewing Network – TCA
An older-skewing sitcom on Fox?

As one TCA journo pointed out today it’s not a programming choice the edgy network of The Simpsons and In Living Color is known for, and yet the network has not one comedy series aimed at older adults after Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing coming over from ABC, but two with the Charlie-Day senior citizen series The Cool Kids.

Written/created by Day and Paul Fruchbom, The Cool Kids revolves around three guy friends in a retirement community who are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel whose ready to challenge their place – it’s high school with 70 somethings. Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan star. The series was inspired by Day’s time working in a nursing home.

“It’s something that younger Fox would never do,
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Will Bruno Mars finally ‘Finesse’ his way to a Vma victory for Video of the Year on his 5th try?

Will Bruno Mars finally ‘Finesse’ his way to a Vma victory for Video of the Year on his 5th try?
Bruno Mars is nominated six times at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year for his “Finesse” remix featuring Cardi B. The video (watch it above) is a loving homage to the 1990s sketch comedy “In Living Color,” and he’s hoping that dose of nostalgia will finally be his ticket to a victory in the top race. This is his fifth try for Video of the Year, but he still hasn’t won.

In 2011 Mars was nominated for the first time for one of his breakthrough solo hits, “Grenade,” but fans voted for Katy Perry‘s “Firework” instead.

Then in 2013 Mars was up for “Locked Out of Heaven,” the lead single from his second album, “Unorthodox Jukebox.” But voters went for Justin Timberlake‘s “Mirrors.”

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In 2015 he had inarguably one of the year’s biggest hits with “Uptown Funk,
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‘The Cool Kids’ Poster: Vicki Lawrence Flips Off the Camera in Charlie Day’s Raunchy Old Folks Sitcom

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‘The Cool Kids’ Poster: Vicki Lawrence Flips Off the Camera in Charlie Day’s Raunchy Old Folks Sitcom
Vicki Lawrence knows a thing or two about playing rude and crude characters of a certain age — she famously played the outspoken lead character of “Mama’s Family,” after all. That’s why she fits right in on “The Cool Kids,” Fox’s new comedy from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Charlie Day.

Day is the executive producer of the new sitcom, which stars David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan and Lawrence, as a rule-breaking group of friends living in a retirement community.

The Cool Kids” premieres Friday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 p.m. Et on Fox, but IndieWire has an exclusive first-look at the show’s poster, below.

In “The Cool Kids,” Grier stars as Hank, “the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends
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Jennifer Lopez will receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez will receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards
Jennifer Lopez is about to join a prestigious list. MTV has announced that she will be the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s Video Music Awards being held at Radio City Music Hall on Monday night, August 20. She will also perform during the VMAs telecast for the first time since 2001.

The Video Vanguard Award is an honorary prize that is handed out for a body of work in music and music videos, and Lopez certainly has a resume to qualify. After a career breakthrough in the 1990s as a Fly Girl on the sketch comedy “In Living Color,” she made a name for herself as an actress in films like “My Family” (1995) and “Selena” (1997), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination.

Then Lopez transitioned to music in 1999 with the release of her first album, “On the 6,” and its lead single “If You Had My Love.
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Predict the Vma winners right now! Tell us who you think will win in all 18 categories at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Predict the Vma winners right now! Tell us who you think will win in all 18 categories at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards announced their nominations on July 16, and you can already predict who you think will win all 18 categories, from Video of the Year all the way to the professional categories like Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. Visit our predictions center here to enter your picks and update them as often as you like before winners are announced on August 20.

There are six nominees for Video of the Year, and most of them would be first-time champs — but not Beyonce. She has won the top prize twice, which makes her one of only four artists with multiple victories along with fellow two-time champs Eminem, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar. No one has won it three times, but Beyonce could pull it off since she and Jay-z have the most nominated video of the year: “Apeshit,” which is up for eight awards total.

But despite the combined star power of Beyonce and Jay-z,
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The Top Uses of Jennifer Lopez Songs in Movies and TV

Jennifer Lopez has had a successful career as both a singer and an actress for decades. The native New Yorker began her acting career at the age of 16 with a small role in the 1986 movie “My Little Girl”. Her big break came when she won the role of a “Fly Girl”, a dancer on the comedy sketch show “In Living Color” in 1991. Movies including “Selena” and “Out of Sight” would help launch her acting career and also inspired her to start a singing career. She’s also a reality show judge. Here are the top uses of Jennifer

The Top Uses of Jennifer Lopez Songs in Movies and TV
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For Marlon Wayans, ‘Marlon’ Means Maturity

Marlon Wayans has been involved in making TV shows since 1992, when he first appeared on In Living Color. At the time, he was just 20 years old. Flash-forward to today, and he’s starring in Marlon, the first traditional sitcom he’s created. When we talked to Wayans and his co-star, Essence Atkins, he told us [...]

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Barkhad Abdi, Amy Smart, Rory Cochrane Join Family Drama ‘Tyson’s Run’ (Exclusive)

Planet 9 Productions has hired Barkhad Abdi, Amy Smart, and Rory Cochrane to star in the family drama “Tyson’s Run,” Variety has learned.

“Tyson’s Run” started principal photography in Atlanta on July 9. Kim Bass is directing from his own script. The story centers on a 15-year-old boy, living with autism, who tries to heal the rift between his parents and the emotional distance from his father by pursuing an athletic dream.

Bass, a former staff writer on “In Living Color” and creator of primetime family series “Sister, Sister” and “Kenan & Kel,” is also producing with Deanna Shapiro, Eric Upshur, and Asante White. Planet 9 chief John Cappetta will serve as executive producer.

“We look forward to bringing this meaningful, heartfelt story to fruition,” Bass said. “I’m enthusiastic about the wonderful cast and crew we’ve assembled and eager to work with these phenomenal professionals.”

Abdi received an
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Barkhad Abdi, Amy Smart, Rory Cochrane Join Family Drama ‘Tyson’s Run’ (Exclusive)

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Barkhad Abdi, Amy Smart, Rory Cochrane Join Family Drama ‘Tyson’s Run’ (Exclusive)
Planet 9 Productions has hired Barkhad Abdi, Amy Smart, and Rory Cochrane to star in the family drama “Tyson’s Run,” Variety has learned.

“Tyson’s Run” started principal photography in Atlanta on July 9. Kim Bass is directing from his own script. The story centers on a 15-year-old boy, living with autism, who tries to heal the rift between his parents and the emotional distance from his father by pursuing an athletic dream.

Bass, a former staff writer on “In Living Color” and creator of primetime family series “Sister, Sister” and “Kenan & Kel,” is also producing with Deanna Shapiro, Eric Upshur, and Asante White. Planet 9 chief John Cappetta will serve as executive producer.

“We look forward to bringing this meaningful, heartfelt story to fruition,” Bass said. “I’m enthusiastic about the wonderful cast and crew we’ve assembled and eager to work with these phenomenal professionals.”

Abdi received an
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‘Sex And The City’s Chris Noth & ‘Friends From College’s Nat Faxon To Star In C4 & Amazon Comedy ‘Catastrophe’

‘Sex And The City’s Chris Noth & ‘Friends From College’s Nat Faxon To Star In C4 & Amazon Comedy ‘Catastrophe’
Exclusive: Sex and the City star Chris Noth and Friends From College star Nat Faxon are among the high-profile guest stars set to appear in the fourth season of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s Catastrophe.

I understand that the pair have been lined up for guest roles in the next six-episode run of the Channel 4 and Amazon comedy, which Horgan and Delaney are currently writing and filming.

Logan Lucky and Phantom Thread star Brian Gleeson, In Living Color and The Carmichael Show’s David Alan Grier and Happy Valley and Broadchurch actor Julie Hesmondhalgh are also set to appear in the comedy.

The latest casting news comes after it emerged last week that Casual’s Michaela Watkins is set to play Delaney’s sister in the season.

The show, which is produced by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon, in association with co-producers including Delaney’s
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Kevin Hart & Lionsgate’s Laugh Out Loud Network Sets Summer Slate: ‘Lyft Legend’, ‘Cold As Balls’, New Series & More

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Kevin Hart & Lionsgate’s Laugh Out Loud Network Sets Summer Slate: ‘Lyft Legend’, ‘Cold As Balls’, New Series & More
Kevin Hart and Lionsgate’s digital network Laugh Out Loud has unveiled its summer slate, featuring four new original series and sophomore seasons of three others. The rookie shows star the likes of Rahat Hossian, Sarah Davenport, Skye Townsend and Carlie Craig.

Read details of all seven series below, and check out a teaser trailer for Lyft Legend Season 2 above.

The June-to-September months will see the returns of prank series Kevin Hart: Lyft Legend, which launches today, along with stand-up showcase Just for Laughs and Cold as Balls, which features athlete interviews that take place in an ice bath.

Debuting this summer will be In the Zone, a comedic companion to Hart’s new CBS series Tko: Total Knock Out; prank show Rahat’s Terror Traps, starring YouTube prank king Rahat Hossian; Unmasked, a mockumentary comedy about the bizarre world of costumed street performers on Hollywood Boulevard; and Donors, a
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Jim Carrey’s New Painting Literally Pisses on Donald Trump’s Grave, Sends the President to Hell

Jim Carrey’s New Painting Literally Pisses on Donald Trump’s Grave, Sends the President to Hell
Jim Carrey released a painting to his social media pages on June 14 featuring the character Calvin from the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” urinating on Donald Trump’s grave. The image of a urinating Calvin is an internet favorite meme. Carrey’s painting features a grave which reads: “Here lies No. 45. Went to hell and took the Gop with him.”

The comedian and painter posted the artwork on Twitter with the caption: “Oh how I urine for this all to be over!” The painting is the latest from Carrey that targets Donald Trump. Carrey made headlines in March for unveiling his official Trump portrait, which featured the President eating ice cream shaped like breasts and groping himself.

While Carrey has been in the news more for his artwork than for his acting, he is set to return to television later this year in the Showtime comedy-drama “Kidding.” The show reunites
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'Kidding' Trailer: See Jim Carrey as Melancholy Kids TV Star

'Kidding' Trailer: See Jim Carrey as Melancholy Kids TV Star
Jim Carrey's Mr. Pickles TV show character may impart encouraging, happy words of wisdom for his child audience, but behind the scenes his life is falling apart in the first trailer for Showtime's dark comedy, Kidding. The 10-episode series premieres on September 9th.

The clip opens with Carrey's character Jeff portraying Mr. Pickles for a live audience of captivated kids. "It's the part of you that no one can see, but you know it's there and I do, too," he says. "That's the part of you that no one can take away,
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Jim Carrey Returns to Television with ‘Kidding’

After nearly 25 years, Jim Carrey is returning to television as a series regular in Showtime’s Kidding.

Jim Carrey has made cameo appearances in tv series such as The Office and 30 Rock but has not been a series regular since being a cast member on In Living Color in 1994.

Carrey will portray Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds, who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when Jeff’s family begins to implode, he finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

It’s definitely more of an experimental looking project for Carrey, which seems to be his thing as of late.
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Jim Carrey Returns to TV as a Children’s Show Host in Crisis in First ‘Kidding’ Trailer (Video)

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Jim Carrey Returns to TV as a Children’s Show Host in Crisis in First ‘Kidding’ Trailer (Video)
Jim Carrey is making his return to television as a series star 24 years after “In Living Color” wrapped with his new Showtime dramedy “Kidding,” and you can see what he has in store above in the just-released first trailer.

“Kidding” follows Carrey as Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, a beloved children’s entertainer who sees his own life upended as his personal relationships begin to implode. The series, which also stars Catherine Keener, Judy Greer and Frank Langella, reunites Carrey with Michel Gondry, who directed Carrey in 2004’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

Per Showtime’s official description, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is “Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time,” and of his executive producer, Seb (Langella). Seb fears Jeff’s mental state could ruin the branding empire they’ve built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre (Keener), the head puppet maker,
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How ‘Black-ish’ costume designer Michelle Cole made the Johnsons the most stylish family on TV [Exclusive Video Interview]

If you’ve found yourself drooling over the Johnsons’ clothes on “Black-ish,” you have one person to thank for that: costume designer Michelle Cole. But the four-time Emmy nominee would credit someone else: creator Kenya Barris.

“Kenya had a lot of ideas. He’s an incredible person to work for,” Cole said during Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts: Costume Designers panel, moderated by this author (watch above). “He’s extremely smart, he’s socially aware. He is one of the smartest producers I’ve ever met. He’s very focused on what he wants and we talked through each and every character.”

Because the ABC sitcom starring Emmy nominees Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson is based on Barris’ own life and family, he wanted every aspect of the Johnsons’ life to reflect that — down to the clothes. “If you saw Kenya’s own family, they’re a very stylish family,
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