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Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86

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Della Reese, the pop and jazz singing powerhouse who later starred as an angel sent by heaven on the television series “Touched By an Angel,” died Sunday evening at age 86. “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people,” Reese’s one-time co-star Roma Downey wrote in a statement. “She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on ‘Touched By An Angel. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Here’s Why ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’ Looks Different Than the Movie

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Big Hero 6” moves to the small screen on Monday night, swapping the 3D animation of the original for a more traditional, hand-drawn look. But other than its new look and different medium, the Disney Xd series aims to retain the key elements that made the original movie such a hit with audiences. From “Kim Possible” executive producers Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle, “Big Hero 6: The Series” features much of the film’s voice cast, including stars Ryan Potter and Scott Adsit, and same cultural mash-up world of San Fransokyo. Most important to Schooley and McCorkle, however, was recapturing the film’s. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Oscar Contender ‘Jane’ Takes Brett Morgen From Kurt Cobain to Jane Goodall

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This interview with Brett Morgen about “Jane” was first conducted for the Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. “Jane,” which recently won the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award as the best nonfiction film of 2017, is the latest in a series of high-profile character studies from director Brett Morgen. But its subject, Jane Goodall, is a far cry from the subjects of his 2015 rock doc “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” or his 2002 film “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” about movie producer Robert Evans. The 83-year old Goodall, a pioneering anthropologist whose studies of African chimpanzees broke new ground, »


- Steve Pond

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Netflix in December: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)

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Well, Netflix aficionados: we’ve almost made in through an entire year of clicking “Play Next” and “Yes, I’m Still Here.”  Here’s what you definitely need to stream next month, along with titles you will want to re-watch before they’re gone. For the full list, head over here. Coming December 1: “Dark” Season 1 This creepy-looking thriller looks like your next binge. When two kids go missing in Winden, Germany, dark terrors start to repeat themselves, and their disappearance will turn time on its head. Coming December 8: “The CrownClaire Foy returns as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s award-winning drama. »


- Ashley Boucher

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At&T CEO Randall Stephenson: Doj Antitrust Suit ‘Defies Logic and Is Unprecedented’

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At&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson struck a defiant tone in a Monday afternoon press call, saying he was “troubled” by the Justice Department’s plans to file an antitrust suit seeking to block At&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner, and that the government’s decision “defies logic.” “We’re surprised to be here and candidly I’m a bit troubled by it,” Stephenson said at the start of the call. “ Jeff Bewkes and I entered into this deal with clear legal precedent.” Stephenson said “the best legal minds in the country” agreed the deal, announced last October, »

- Matt Pressberg

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PBS, CBS and Bloomberg Suspend Charlie Rose After Sexual Misconduct Accusations

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PBS, CBS and Bloomberg will suspend the “Charlie Rose Show” after eight women accuse its host of sexual misconduct. “PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose,'” a PBS spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap. “Charlie Rose” is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent television production company. PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production,” said the spokesperson. “But we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.” Also Read: Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Misconduct. »


- Jon Levine

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‘Faces Places’ Directors Agnès Varda and Jr Look for Fun in a ‘Disgusting’ World

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This interview with Agnès Varda and Jr about “Faces Places” was conducted for the Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. An Honorary Academy Award is usually the kind of career-achievement honor given to artists who are no longer active, but that’s not the case with one of this year’s recipients, Agnès Varda. Not only did the pioneering director, a rare female filmmaker to come out of the French New Wave, win her Honorary Oscar on Saturday, but she is in the thick of this year’s Oscar documentary race with “Faces Places,” the open-hearted, utterly beguiling travelogue she made with. »


- Steve Pond

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Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Eight Women

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Television icon Charlie Rose has become the latest media star to be accused of sexual misconduct, with eight women telling the Washington Post that the longtime PBS newsman made unwanted sexual advances towards them while they were employees or sought work. “It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior,” Rose told the Post. “I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that,” he said, adding: “I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. »


- Jon Levine

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Seth Meyers in Talks to Host 2018 Golden Globes

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Seth Meyers is in talk to host the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, TheWrap has learned. This would mark the “Late Night With Seth Meyer” star’s first time hosting the annual awards show. A deal has yet to be finalized, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. Meyers’ selection would make sense, given that he has become increasingly relevant with his barbs directed at the Trump presidency. Also Read: Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special The “Saturday Night Live” alum would follow fellow NBC late-night fixture Jimmy Fallon, who hosted the 2017 Golden Globes ceremony. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Sarah Sanders Demands Reporters Precede Their Questions With What They’re Thankful for (Video)

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In her last press briefing before the Thanksgiving holiday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders asked/demanded that reporters precede their questions to her with a statement about what they were thankful for. “I want to share a few things that I’m thankful for and I think it would be nice for you guys to do so as well before asking your questions,” she said. Sanders then went on to recite a laundry list of things, including police, firefighters, first responders and the U.S. military. In addition, she said she was grateful for the U.S. press corps and “the incredible privilege of. »


- Jon Levine

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Justice Department to Sue to Prevent At&T-Time Warner Merger

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The Justice Department will file a lawsuit seeking to block the $85 billion merger of At&T and Time Warner, Bloomberg reported Monday afternoon. The deal, announced last October, would create a media behemoth with assets including the Warner Bros. studio, CNN, HBO, the Turner networks, At&T’s wireless business and DirecTV. However, President Donald Trump has taken aim at the mega-merger on the campaign trail and repeatedly branded CNN as “fake news.” The Financial Times reported earlier this month that At&T would have to sacrifice CNN to gain antitrust approval for the deal, which At&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson declined he. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Lizzy Caplan to Join X-Men Universe in ‘Gambit’

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Lizzy Caplan is in talks to star alongside Channing Tatum in Fox’s X-Men solo film “Gambit,” TheWrap has learned. Caplan, who has an Emmy nomination for her work on “Masters of Sex,” would play the female lead in the film, but specifics of her role were not disclosed. Tatum will play the titular mutant superhero, who wields a bo staff and can throw energy-charged cards at his enemies and was a member of a thieves guild before reforming and joining the X-Men. Also Read: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Pena Thriller 'Extinction' Scores 2018 Release “Gambit” is the last of four X-Men films currently. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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10 Actors Who Have Played Charles Manson in Movies and TV (Photos)

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No other mass murderer or cult figure in American history has earned as much fascination within Hollywood and popular culture as Charles Manson. He and his “family” have been the subject of movies, parodies, and he even landed a Rolling Stone cover. Today, “American Horror Story” has an actor portraying Manson this season, and Quentin Tarantino plans to dig up the past for his own movie about the Manson Family murders. Here’s some actors who have dared to play the notorious figure. Steve Railsback – “Helter Skelter” (1976) The memory of Manson was still fresh when this TV special based on. »


- Brian Welk

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Fox News Gets ‘Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council’ After Multiple Sex Scandals

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After numerous sex scandals rocked Fox News, parent company 21st Century Fox is installing a “Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council” to watch-over the cable news net. Most members of the committee will be independent of Fox, per the publicly traded corporation. The council will regularly provide written reports to the 21st Century board. Those will be posted publicly to the company’s website. More specifically, the new committee will “advise Fox News and its senior management in its ongoing efforts to ensure a proper workplace environment for all employees and guests, strengthen reporting practices for wrongdoing, enhance Hr training on workplace behavior, »


- Tony Maglio

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Natalie Portman Says She Has ‘100 Stories’ of Hollywood Harassment and Sexism

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Natalie Portman said that while she’s never been assaulted during her acting career, she has plenty of stories of harassment and sexism. Speaking at Vulture Fest La on Sunday, the star said that when all of the sexual misconduct accusations starting spreading, she felt grateful she didn’t have a story of her own. “And then, on reflection, I was like, okay, definitely never been assaulted, definitely not, but I’ve had discrimination or harassment on almost everything I’ve ever worked on in some way,” she said, according to the outlet. Also Read: 'Annihilation' First Teaser: »


- Ashley Boucher

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Angelina Jolie Decries Hate Speech and the ‘Failure of Democracy': ‘We Have to Pay Attention’

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This story about Angelina Jolie and “First They Killed My Father” first appeared in the special foreign-language issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Angelina Jolie is not the only director in the Oscar foreign-language race who was not born in the country her film is representing, but she’s certainly the most famous one. An American who was granted Cambodian citizenship more than a decade ago for her humanitarian work in the country, Jolie returned there to make “First They Killed My Father,” a brutal but beautiful film that recounts the story of Loung Ung, who was five years old when her. »


- Steve Pond

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Barack Obama Wishes Joe Biden Happy Birthday With His Own Joe/Barack Bromance Meme

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Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s bromance is still going strong, even though they’ve been out of the White House for nearly a year. Monday marks Biden’s 75th birthday, and Obama wished him well on Twitter by creating his own meme to mark the occasion. You’ve probably seen the photos with imagined captions of what the two former leaders were saying to each other. Biden even shared some of his favorites with AOL over the weekend, saying “in essence, they’re all true.” Obama’s birthday meme features a photo of him speaking at a microphone, looking pretty serious, »


- Ashley Boucher

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Quentin Tarantino’s Next Movie, ‘Call of the Wild’ Snag California Tax Credits

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Quentin Tarantino’s untitled ninth feature and Fox’s adaptation of “Call of the Wild” are among the big-budget movies to receive California tax credits, the state film commission announced Monday. The new tax credit allocation reserves $62.8 million in credits for 11 films, four independent, seven non-independent. In addition to $18 million in credits for Sony’s Tarantino project and $17.1 million for Fox’s adaptation of the Jack London adventure story, other notable projects include director Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer” starring Nicole Kidman ($2.5 million in credits), and an untitled Dan Gilroy feature starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo ($2.5 million). Also Read: California's Tax. »


- Thom Geier

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Mary J Blige, Jay-z Lead 2017 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

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The nominees for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced on Monday, with Mary J. Blige and Jay-z leading the pack with 5 nominations each. Bruno Mars, “Insecure” creator-star Issa Rae, rapper Kendrick Lamar and R&B singer Sza followed with four nominations apiece, while Charlie Wilson, Idris Elba and Ledesi each received three. Mars and Rae are also up for the night’s top award, Entertainer of the Year, along with “Queen Sugar” creator Ava DuVernay, “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper and Jay-z. The winners will be announced at the Anthony Anderson-hosted ceremony on Monday, »


- Reid Nakamura

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Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special

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Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are teaming up to celebrate a milestone for the Golden Globes.

The “Will & Grace” co-stars will host “Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special,” in honor of the biggest moments in the awards ceremony’s history. The two-hour event airs Dec. 13 on NBC.

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christine Lahti, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Kate Winslet and Brad Goreski are among the notables who will appear in new interviews during the program. It is produced by Dick Clark Productions (Dcp) in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). »


- Ryan Gajewski

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