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Papa Roach Wins the Internet With Perfect Response to Paul Ryan ‘Last Resort’ Meme

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Nu Metal band Papa Roach took to the internet Friday to acknowledge a spreading meme suggesting that House Speaker Paul Ryan retreated to his car after the defeat of his proposed American Health Care Act and played the band’s angsty suicide-themed 2000 hit “Last Resort.” “When we feel defeated we listen to Paul Ryan,” snarked the band on its official Twitter account. “But seriously,” the band added in a follow-up tweet, “Last Resort was written about suicide, if anyone is feeling get help at @800273Talk.” Also Read: Paul Ryan and Papa Roach's 'Last Resort': Twitter Loves a Story Too Funny To Be. »


- Thom Geier

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13 Donald Trump Tweets That Read Like Self-Owns After Health Care Bill Fail (Photos)

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Donald Trump prides himself on being a great negotiator and deal-maker. But in the biggest deal of his young presidency, the American Health Care Act, he came up short. But he’s been plenty vocal about the need for a great negotiator-in-chief on Twitter before. Here are 13 Trump tweets that Trump probably wishes he could delete. Republicans coming together Apparently this was a bit too optimistic about the cooperation he was helping put together. A better negotiator Trump knows what kind of president we need. When it came to the health care bill, every time Trump tried to negotiate, things got worse. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Bill Maher Gloats Over Trump Health Care Fail: ‘You Know How Putin Feels About Failure’

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Shocking no one, Bill Maher gloated hard at the start of tonight’s episode of “Real Time” over the failure of Donald Trump and the Republicans to pass the “repeal and replace” health care bill the party has campaigned on for nearly seven years. “Oh, this looks bad for Trump,” Maher said in his opening monologue. “It does. You know how Putin feels about failure.” House Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump today and told him that they were unable to whip the necessary votes from within the Gop and the best thing they could do was to pull the bill that. »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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WGA Negotiating Committee Calls for Strike Vote

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The negotiating committee for the Writers Guild of America voted unanimously on Friday to recommend that the unions’ leadership conduct a strike authorization vote, TheWrap has learned. Members of WGA West and WGA East have been in the midst of an initial two-week bargaining period with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) over a new contract for film and TV writers. The current contract expires May 1. “The WGA broke off negotiations at an early stage in the process in order to secure a strike vote rather than directing its efforts at reaching an agreement at the bargaining. »

- Thom Geier

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‘Chips’ Star Jessica McNamee on Dax Shepard’s Surprising ‘Serious’ Side (Video)

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Australian actress Jessica McNamee has no trace of an accent in Friday’s police comedy romp “Chips,” where she plays an all-American highway patrol officer. She had high praise for Dax Shepard, who made his directorial debut on the project as well as starring and writing the script. “He wore quite a few hats,” McNamee said. “He was a bit more serious, I think, than in his regular life.” The star of USA’s “Sirens” has quite a few impressive projects booked in addition to the Friday release from Warner Bros. Also Read: Emma Stone's 'Battle of the Sexes »


- Matt Donnelly

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Paul Ryan and Papa Roach’s ‘Last Resort': Twitter Loves a Story Too Funny To Be True

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After the health care defeat suffered by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and President Trump, did Ryan really console himself with the music of Nu Metal band Papa Roach? No. But thanks to a hilarious Photoshop job by humorist Justin Halpern, Twitter has decided a story too good to be true should just be declared true. The background: Despite months of campaign promises, Ryan and Trump were unable to whip up the votes necessary to pass the Gop bill that would “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. “Obamacare.” This even though their party controls both houses of Congress. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Who Is the Saban Behind ‘Saban’s Power Rangers?’ A Short Explainer

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Wondering why the name “Saban” appears above the title in billboards and posters for the new “Power Rangers” film? People around Hollywood are familiar with the Saban name because of the Saban family’s philanthropy, which has earned them some very high-profile placements. But for anyone who still isn’t sure if Saban is a company or a person, here’s what Haim Saban did to earn the Tyler Perry treatment on “Saban’s Power Rangers.” Haim Saban is an Egyptian-born Israeli-American billionaire and media mogul. According to the Daily Mail, he immigrated to Israel when he was 12, attending school »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Fear the Walking Dead': Dave Erickson to Step Down as Showrunner After Season 3

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Fear the Walking Dead” showrunner Dave Erickson will step down after Season 3, TheWrap has learned. The writer will stay on as an executive producer and has also signed an overall deal with AMC Studios to develop other projects for the company, including properties for other AMC Networks channels such as SundanceTV. “We’re beyond grateful for Dave’s amazing work on the first three seasons of ‘Fear the Walking Dead,'” Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, said in a statement Friday. “With Dave as showrunner, the series fulfilled its creative promise to expand the ‘Walking Dead’ universe. »


- Linda Ge

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More Hollywood Whitewashing: CBS Pilot Casts 2 White Actors in Lead Roles Written for Minorities

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CBS has cast two white actors — Poppy Montgomery and David Giuntoli — as the leads of its sci-fi pilot “Mission Control” even though both roles were originally written for people of color in Andy Weir’s spec pilot script, TheWrap has learned. Montgomery (“Without a Trace,” “Unforgettable”) is taking the role of Julie Towne, who is described in an earlier draft of the script obtained by TheWrap as the daughter of a Caucasian father and Latina mother who is fully bilingual in both English and Spanish. The character also spoke frequently in Spanish in the script. Giuntoli, a veteran of NBC’s. »


- Linda Ge and Reid Nakamura

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct ‘Escape From New York’ Remake

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Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is set to direct 20th Century Fox’s reboot of John Carpenter’s cult classic “Escape From New York” Reboot, TheWrap has learned. The studio won a bidding war for rights to the reboot in early 2015, with Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company set to produce. Kurt Russell starred as the iconic one-eyed anti-hero Snake Plissken in the original Dystopian action film, released by Avco Embassy in 1981. Studiocanal owned the rights to the film, which had several suitors, and was won by Fox’s Mike Ireland on the back of the studio’s competitive bid. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Judge Michelle Visage on Why a Network Switch Won’t Dampen Show’s Spirit

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Over the course of 10 seasons of television — eight regular seasons and two “All-Star” mini-seasons — “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has cemented its place as a show not just for the Lgbt community, but for mainstream viewers as well. Longtime judge Michelle Visage has been by RuPaul’s side since Season 3, and feels connected to the “Drag Race” brand. In a phone interview with TheWrap, she described the show as being like her child. “It’s been pretty amazing to watch grow from birth,” said Visage, who has two (real-life) teenage daughters of her own. Also Read: Here's the Story Behind Lady Gaga's Guest Appearance on. »


- Carli Velocci

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Han Solo Movie Casts ‘Sing Street’ Star

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Sing Street” breakout Ian Kenny has joined the ensemble cast of the untitled “Star Wars” spin-off that revolves around the young Han Solo, TheWrap has learned. Details on Kenny’s character haven’t yet been revealed by Lucasfilm. He played a bully in the aforementioned Golden Globe-nominated movie musical released last year by the Weinstein Co. Kenny also appears in the TV series “Fair City,” which airs in the UK. Disney CEO Bob Iger shed a little more light on the upcoming young Han Solo movie at a USC event Thursday, providing details about the “Star Wars” universe film centered around the pilot iconically played. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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All 29 ‘Mass Effect’ Companions Ranked, From Dullest to Coolest (Including ‘Andromeda’) (Photos)

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BioWare’s “Mass Effect” video game series is lauded among gamers for its deep, twisting stories and well-drawn characters. With the newly released “Mass Effect: Andromeda” adding six new team members to the franchise, we looked back to determine where they stack up with the best, and worst, of the galaxy’s companions. 29. Sam (“Andromeda”) He’s not technically a squadmate, but having an artificial intelligence in your head at all times makes Sam as much of a companion as anyone else in the game. Unfortunately, hanging out with the monotone, lifeless Sam is a lot like hanging out with Apple’s Siri, »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Fox News Fires Comptroller Judy Slater, Accuses Her of Racist Comments and Behavior (Exclusive)

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Fox News has fired longtime comptroller Judy Slater after an internal investigation concluded she had engaged in a pattern of racist comments and behavior, TheWrap has learned. Slater, who is white and has worked at Fox for 19 years, was accused of asking one African-American employee if all three of her children were fathered by the same man, according to an individual familiar with the matter. She also referred to African American women as “sista” and stereotyped African American employees’ speech, openly complaining that they mispronounced words, the individual said. In another incident, she responded to a good-night message from two African-American. »


- Brian Flood

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New San Diego Mls Team Could Be Named ‘Footy McFooty Face’

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It’s always a gamble when you give the general public the freedom to choose the name of anything. Hot on the heels of the R.R.S. Boaty McBoatface — a $287 million polar research ship from the U.K. that was named through an online poll — San Diego’s new Major League Soccer team may end up being named Footy McFooty Face. The ingenious and infantile name is the frontrunner after a San Diego group, which is currently in the process of bidding for an Mls expansion spot, asked potential fans to brainstorm a team moniker, Deadspin reported. Also Read: Espn Names Samantha Ponder, »


- Debbie Emery

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28 Streaming TV Shows You Can Binge Watch in a Weekend (Photos)

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Stuck at home for a weekend? It’s a perfect time to binge some great TV, thanks to streaming services like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu and Amazon Prime. But sometimes you want something short, rather than to get sucked into a seasons-long TV show. Here’s a list of binge-worthy shows you can finish in just a couple days. “Stranger Things” (Netflix) Season 2 of Netflix’s 1980s-inspired horror series isn’t due till October, which means you’ve got plenty of time to burn through the first eight episodes. The series takes a page from ’80s movies like “The Goonies” and “Et, »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Hillary Clinton Celebrates Failed Health Care Bill: ‘Today Was a Victory for All Americans’

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Hillary Clinton responded to Paul Ryan and Donald Trump’s decision to pull the Republican health care bill on Friday, tweeting that the decision was a “victory for all Americans.” “Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere,” the former Democratic candidate said in the statement shared on Twitter. “Most of all, it’s a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right,” the statement continued. Also Read: Paul Ryan Pulls Doomed Health Care Bill at Trump's. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Stx Eliminates Postproduction Head Position, David Candiff Out (Exclusive)

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Stx Entertainment, the three-year-old independent studio that promised to have a slate of 12-15 mid-budget movies in a bid to become a mini-major, has let go Head of Postproduction David Candiff and eliminated his position, TheWrap has learned. Stx declined to comment on the matter. It’s an easy deduction that Bob Simonds’ mini-major would not need a dedicated executive for post, given the limited number of original films the studio is actually producing. Also Read: Stx Entertainment Appoints Rich Sullivan COO of STXdigital Despite a pledge to produce and distribute 12-15 films annually when the company launched in 2015, a fraction of those. »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘Flip or Flop’ Star Christina El Moussa Not Dating NHL Player Nate Thompson, Spokeswoman Says

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Flip or Flop” star Christina El Moussa is not dating NHL player Nate Thompson, despite reports to the contrary. Or at least, that’s the word from the “Flip or Flop” star’s spokeswoman. Amid E! Online’s report Friday that the Hgtv personality has been dating the Anaheim Ducks player for “about a month,” a representative for El Moussa says that the two are mere puck buddies. “They are just friends,” the spokeswoman told TheWrap. Also Read: 'Flip or Flop' Star Christina El Moussa Blasted for 'Completely Inappropriate' Mother-Daughter Bikini Photo According to E! Online, speculation that »


- Tim Kenneally

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Hgtv ‘Fixer Upper’ Star Joanna Gaines Celebrates Spinoff, Teases Sneak Peek

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Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the Hgtv show “Fixer Upper,” are clearly psyched about their new spinoff “Behind the Design.” The fourth season of the couple’s home improvement series drew 20 million viewers, placing it at the top of Hgtv’s shows. The Gaines’ take affordable houses and redesign them to fit their client’s needs. And now their spinoff, titled “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design,” will put Joanna in the spotlight, focusing in on how she designs the houses. “ focuses on each project, and you get an inside scoop of how we came up with a lot of the decisions and. »


- Nayanika Kapoor

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