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Here Are the New Titles Amazon Prime Members Can Stream in July

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Amazon Prime members who like tragic spies, sparkle vampires, being-depressed-about-global-warming or old school television have plenty to look forward to in July, as the streaming service is adding a ton of new movies and TV shows.

On the TV front, three new Prime Originals come this month, including Indian stand up series “Comicstaan” on July 13, “Tumble Leaf” on July 24, and “Eat. Race. Win,” a behind-the-scenes look of the Tour de France landing July 27.

The streaming service is also giving members a visit from the Ghost of TV Past on July 1 when it adds undercover-cops-in-high-school Fox series “21 Jump Street,” the complete run of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” and all 12 seasons of ’90s cop drama “NYPD Blue,” among others.

And skipping ahead to month’s end, “The Americans” season 6 lands on Prime July 29.

Meanwhile, on July 1 Prime Video is also adding a few classics to its film library, including “American Psycho,
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Melora Walters (‘Law and Order: Svu’) on her episode inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Persona’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Melora Walters (‘Law and Order: Svu’) on her episode inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Persona’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Melora Walters was sold on making a guest appearance in “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” when she found out the episode was inspired by Ingmar Bergman‘s “Persona” (1966). “It’s not a typical episode,” she explains. “It’s very much like a film or a play.” In this 19th season installment, entitled “Something Happened,” the actress plays a rape victim whose memory loss forces Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to open up about her own dark secrets. “It’s the kind of role that I would dream of,” she adds. Watch our exclusive video interview about “Law and Order: Svu” with Walters above.

See Mariska Hargitay (‘Law & Order: Svu’) opens up about ‘culture of shame and isolation’ for abuse survivors in new interview

In Bergman’s 1966 art-house classic, a nurse (Bibi Andersson) takes care of an actress (Liv Ullmann) who suddenly stops speaking. While isolated in a cottage on
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‘Ocean’s 8’ Screenwriter Olivia Milch on the Joy of Assembling a Cast of ‘Badass’ Actresses

‘Ocean’s 8’ Screenwriter Olivia Milch on the Joy of Assembling a Cast of ‘Badass’ Actresses
Behind every heist, there’s a plan, and behind every heist movie, there’s a screenwriter actually writing that plan. With “Ocean’s 8,” that screenwriter is Olivia Milch, who wrote the newest film in the expanding “Ocean’s” franchise alongside director Gary Ross, a fun and frisky take on the genre that is entirely populated with women who, in the words of Emma Watson, really just “wanna rob!”

The new film moves the action of the Steven Soderbergh-created franchise (itself spun off the Rat Pat-starring feature from 1960) to New York City, where it’s another member of the Ocean clan – Debbie, played by Sandra Bullock – who brings together a talented team to rob the glittering Met Gala of even more glittering jewels.

And that team is an enviable one: It includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helen Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and rapper-comedian Awkwafina. It’s no
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Memorial Day tribute: 2018 celebrity deaths include Harry Anderson, Steven Bochco, Milos Forman, John Mahoney

Memorial Day tribute: 2018 celebrity deaths include Harry Anderson, Steven Bochco, Milos Forman, John Mahoney
To honor Memorial Day with a tribute on Monday, Gold Derby takes a look back at celebrity and entertainment deaths so far in 2018. We are continuing to update our memoriam photo gallery above with major celebrity deaths from film, television, theater and music.

For this year, losses have included Oscar winners Milos Forman and Dorothy Malone, Emmy winners Steven Bochco, Reg E. Cathey and Olivia Cole, Emmy nominees Harry Anderson, John Mahoney and Jerry Van Dyke, Oscar-nominated composer Johann Johannsson, and legendary sports announcer Keith Jackson. Here is a brief summary of the careers of 14 people who have died in 2018:

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Actress Margot Kidder died at age 69 on May 13. She was best known for playing reporter Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in “Superman: The Movie” (1978). She won a Daytime Emmy in 2015 for the children’s TV show “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
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Damon Wayans Twitter Storm: ‘Lethal Weapon’ Star Takes On Warner Bros. TV and Clayne Crawford

Warner Bros. TV managed to save “Lethal Weapon” over the weekend with a last-minute Hail Mary move to replace fired star Clayne Crawford with “American Pie” alum Seann William Scott. But apparently hard feelings remain for star Damon Wayans, who posted his side of the story on Monday night via Twitter.

After some fans of the show balked at the changes, Wayans wrote that he believed “Warner Bros. TV is not defending me at all,” and posted images (and a video) of an injury he received on the back of his head while shooting an episode directed by Crawford. “Now that the fate of the show is solidified, I’d like to address the Twitter outrage with this video and image to follow,” he wrote.

Wayans also tweeted that he received “no apology” from Crawford. The two stars’ relationship had already been rocky, but insiders said this solidified the animosity
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Fox Brass on Clayne Crawford’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Firing: ‘This Was Not Our Choice’

Fox Brass on Clayne Crawford’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Firing: ‘This Was Not Our Choice’
Fox execs are well aware that “Lethal Weapon” recasting shakeup has fans wondering what will happen now that Martin Riggs is out for Season 3, following actor Clayne Crawford’s incidents of bad behavior on the set of the action drama.

And while they are excited to introduce viewers to the new character his replacement, Seann William Scott, will play, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group say Crawford’s firing wasn’t their decision.

“This was not our choice, you know,” Walden said of the casting shakeup during a conference call with press ahead of the network’s upfront presentation in New York City Monday. “Yes, it sounds very easy going into a third season on a show that we like a lot,” she added. “But, ultimately, our partners at Warner Bros. come to us about three weeks ago to tell us that they could not deliver ‘Lethal Weapon’ as we’ve known it before, that there were some real challenges in the cast. They thought long and hard about it. I know that was not their first choice.”
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‘Lucifer’ Canceled, ‘The X-Files’ Won’t Be Back, But More ‘Prison Break’ and ’24’ Reboots in the Works: Fox Execs Explain All

‘Lucifer’ Canceled, ‘The X-Files’ Won’t Be Back, But More ‘Prison Break’ and ’24’ Reboots in the Works: Fox Execs Explain All
The X-Files” have been closed again — at least for now. Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn confirmed on Monday that there are no plans to do another season at the moment.

The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as star Gillian Anderson has previously said she was saying farewell to the show. On the “Prison Break” front, Fox is moving forward on another revival, although that is still “in the early stages of development. We’re focusing on getting the next iteration right.” There’s no immediate announcement. Ditto “24,” as executive producer Howard Gordon is developing new ideas, including one with original creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran.

As for the decision to cancel “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said the decision was “based on a variety of factors,” including the fact that the addition of Thursday Night Football limited their shelf space, “and we didn
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That Was Y&R Alum John Enos Playing Roger on Days Of Our Lives

Soap fans might have thought Roger Taylor looked familiar in recent episodes of Days Of Our Lives, and that’s because he was played by John Enos! The actor, best known to daytime viewers as Bobby Marsino on The Young & The Restless was orignally tapped for the role of the Elvis impersonator as part of the mystery surrounding the return of Will Horton to the soap. “So much fun with Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Deidre Hall (Marlena),” the actor tweeted. Enos might also be familiar from his primetime roles. In the mid-‘90s, he played Bobby Parezi on Melrose Place, and could be seen in guest appearances on series like Sex And The City, NYPD Blue, CSI: NY and Gotham. The actor has also appeared on the silver screen in films like Death Becomes Her, Demolition Man, The Rock, and Blade. But soap fans remember him as strip club owner Bobby Marsino on Y&R,
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Fox Dedicates The Steven Bochco Building To Famed TV Producer

Fox Dedicates The Steven Bochco Building To Famed TV Producer
The Fox building where the late producer Steven Bocho made television magic with such hit shows as Doogie Howser, M.D. and NYPD Blue has been dedicated to his name. It will henceforth be known as the Steven Bochco Building, with a plaque bearing his trademark signature greeting visitors at its entrance. On hand to celebrate the dedication were a collection of stars that made those shows sizzle, including Dennis Franz and Kim Delaney of NYPD Blue; Jimmy Smits, Corbin…
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Steven Bochco Building Dedication Feels Like More of a Family Reunion

On a sunny weekend afternoon, the Fox lot was quiet except for the group that gathered to dedicate Building 1 to the writer-producer-showrunner who occupied it for the last few decades: Steven Bochco. The building now bears his name and a plaque with his distinct signature, which was also used as his production card on his television shows.

Gary Newman, chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, spoke at the dedication, acknowledging the presence of cast members from “NYPD Blue,” “L.A. Law” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.” including Jimmy Smits, Dennis Franz, Kim Delaney, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Gordon Clapp, James B.
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A General Hospital Main Star Is Leaving Temporarily

Happy Tuesday, "General Hospital" fans. Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you guys in this article. According to a new report from soapcentral.com and other news outlets, Monica Quartermaine portrayer Leslie Charleson recently suffered a pretty bad leg injury while walking her dog. The injury is so bad that she actually has to step down from her General Hospital role temporarily! The official General Hospital Twitter page ran a tweet about this back on April 17, 2018. They wrote, "@lesliecharleson's beloved dog, Riley Rose, was a little too eager for her morning walk and tripped Leslie - injuring her leg. Unfortunately, she will need to be replaced in shows already written. Cont'd... (1/2)." You guys can view that tweet on General Hospital's Twitter page by Clicking Here. Shortly after that, General Hospital wished Leslie a quick recovery, and confirmed that she will be back as soon as she gets better.
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Renewed For Season 15 By ABC

Grey’s Anatomy continues its march through ABC’s history books. The veteran medical drama has been officially renewed for a 15th season. That makes it ABC’s longest-running primetime scripted series, eclipsing sitcom 1952 sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett, which aired for 14 seasons. ABC’s second longest-running primetime drama is NYPD Blue (12 seasons). I hear Grey’s renewal was revealed to the cast and crew at the show’s Season 14 wrap party tonight. "Grey's An…
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‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years

‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years
This Is Us” pulled off a surprise last year when both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia made the Best Drama Actor Emmy lineup. They were just the fifth pair of co-stars this century to nab nominations. None of the other four duos accomplished it again — one pair, “True Detective”’s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in 2014, was a one-and-done deal — so if Brown and Ventimiglia make the cut again, they’d be the first co-stars to go back-to-back in the category since 1999.

The last twosome to score multiple Best Drama Actor nominations together were “NYPD Blue” stars Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits, who went on a five-year streak from 1995 to 1999, with Franz winning three times and Smits going 0-5. Franz won his first Emmy for the cop drama in 1994 against his original partner in crime, David Caruso.

See ‘This Is Us’: Justin Hartley deserves an Emmy nomination after
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‘Maniac’: 7 Details You Need to Know About Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix Series

Just when you thought your Netflix queue had reached full capacity, here comes “Maniac.” The streaming giant’s upcoming limited series is arguably the most anticipated television show of 2018, thanks to the involvement of Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, and director Cary Fukunaga.

Netflix is being incredibly tight-lipped about most of the show’s details, but IndieWire has gathered all the existing information about “Maniac” and brought it all together for a primer on the black comedy. Listed below are the 7 most important facts you need to know about “Maniac.”

Original Source Material

Maniac” is adapted from the 2014 Norwegian half-hour comedy series of the same name. The show was created by Hakon Bast Mossige and actor Espen Lervaag, who also starred in the lead role. The show was told from the perspective of two back-and-forth narratives, one dealing with a patient in a mental asylum and another set in the patient’s internal fantasy world.
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‘Ray Donovan’ Season 6 Casts Domenick Lombardozzi, Lola Glaudini (Exclusive)

‘Ray Donovan’ Season 6 Casts Domenick Lombardozzi, Lola Glaudini (Exclusive)
Ray Donovan” Season 6 has cast Domenick Lombardozzi and Lola Glaudini in season-long guest roles, Variety has learned exclusively.

Lombardozzi will play Sean “Mac” McGrath, a Staten Island cop who develops a strong friendship with Ray (Liev Schreiber). The actor is perhaps best known for his role on the critically-acclaimed HBO seres “The Wire.” He has also appeared in shows like “Rosewood,” “Sneaky Pete,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breakout Kings,” and “Entourage.”

Glaudini plays Anita Novak, an attorney who is running for mayor of New York City with the backing of Sam Winslow (Susan Sarandon). Ray aids her campaign by getting her out of a difficult situation.
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Uzo Aduba and Janet McTeer to Star in New Plays by Lydia R. Diamond and Theresa Rebeck

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Uzo Aduba and Janet McTeer are returning to the stage. The respective “Orange Is the New Black” and “Jessica Jones” actresses are set to topline new plays by Lydia R. Diamond and Theresa Rebeck. Aduba will star in Diamond’s “Toni Stone,” an Off Broadway production directed by Pam MacKinnon. McTeer, meanwhile, will lead Rebeck’s “Bernhardt/Hamlet” on Broadway. Both plays are Roundabout Theatre Company commissions.

Running for a limited engagement at the Laura Pels Theatre beginning in May 2019, “Toni Stone” will see Aduba portray the first female pro baseball player in the Negro Leagues, Broadway World reports. “Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can’t play with the boys,” the source summarizes. “Featuring a bullpen of players crossing age, race, and gender to portray all supporting roles, ‘Toni Stone’ is a
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Topless Protester at Cosby Retrial Identified as ‘Cosby Show’ Actress

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Topless Protester at Cosby Retrial Identified as ‘Cosby Show’ Actress
A woman who was arrested for protesting topless at the site of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial has been identified as an actress who appeared on “The Cosby Show,” the Associated Press reports.

The AP reported that Nicolle Rochelle had appeared on “several” episodes of the series.

IMDb identifies Rochelle as having appeared on four episodes of the sitcom. Per IMDb, her acting credits also include “Law & Order” and “NYPD Blue,” among others.

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The first day of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial started off with a topless woman charging at the comedian before he entered a Philadelphia courthouse Monday.

According to the Associated Press, a protester with “Women’s Lives Matter” — among several other words, including women’s names — written across her chest, hopped over a barricade and came within a few feet of Cosby before he entered the building.

The woman was intercepted by sheriff’s deputies and taken away in handcuffs after running toward TV cameras in front of the comedian.

Also Read: Lisa Bonet Says TV Dad Bill Cosby Had 'Sinister, Shadow Energy'

The Montgomery County district attorney’s office said in a press release that Rochelle, 39, of Little Falls, New Jersey, was charged with disorderly conduct stemming from the incident. If convicted, she will be assessed a fine and be required to pay court costs.

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Jeffrey Wright (‘Westworld’) could be first black Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy winner

Jeffrey Wright (‘Westworld’) could be first black Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy winner
Four of our Emmy Experts and one Top 24 User are predicting Jeffrey Wright (‘Westworld’) to win Best Drama Supporting Actor. If they are correct, Wright would be the first black champ of the one remaining acting category that has never had one.

After Viola Davis’ drama lead actress victory in 2015 for “How to Get Away with Murder,” Best Drama Supporting Actor is the only existing category that has yet to award a black performer. Eleven black actors have been nominated, including Wright last year; the others are Greg Morris (“Mission: Impossible,” 1969, 1970, 1972), Taurean Blacque (“Hill Street Blues,” 1982), James Earl Jones (“Under One Roof,” 1995), Eriq La Salle (“ER,” 1995, 1997, 1998), James McDaniel (“NYPD Blue,” 1996), Steve Harris (“The Practice,” 1999, 2000), Dule Hill (“The West Wing,” 2002), Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” 2010, 2011), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” 2012) and Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us,” 2017).

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'NYPD Blue' Star Bill Brochtrup on How Steven Bochco Pioneered Gay Characters on TV

In 1995, we had a wrap party for Season 2 of NYPD Blue at Spago in Beverly Hills. I was so green and I couldn't believe that I was even invited because, at that time, I was just a recurring character. When I arrived, there was Steven standing at the front door.

I came to find out that he always did that — holiday parties, wrap parties and everything — he stood at the door and greeted every single person that came in the door. I walked toward him and he grabbed me by the arms, gave me one of...
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Steven Bochco obituary

Television producer and writer who broke new ground with the Us police drama series Hill Street Blues

“Armed robbery in progress, see Surplus Store corner of People’s Drive and 124th street.” It is hard to overstate the excitement in viewers when those words opened each episode of Hill Street Blues. Its creator, Steven Bochco, who has died of cancer aged 74, was arguably the most influential producer of television drama of the past half-century. Hill Street Blues, his first major success, changed the very nature of cop shows.

It influenced all episodic drama; in its wake came St Elsewhere, which was conceived as Hill Street Blues in a hospital and spawned Casualty in Britain. Among Bochco’s later hits were La Law, Doogie Howser, MD, and most notably NYPD Blue, which marked an effort by network television to capture the more adult territory being claimed by cable’s episodic drama.
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