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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Trump: “Send An Unequivocal Message That You Won’t Stand For Hate And Racism”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has a video message for President Donald Trump. There is “a moral responsibility to send an unequivocal message that you won’t stand for hate and racism.” The video is the latest broadside against Trump’s response that “both sides” were responsible for the carnage in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 12 that resulted in one death and 19 injuries. “There are not two sides to bigotry and there are not two sides to hatred,” said Schwarzengegger. “And if you… »

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‘SNL’: Tina Fey Endorses Anti-Hate Cake; Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Do Forefathers

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Spoiler Alert! This story contains details – and punchlines – from tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update Summer Edition. Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers returned to their spots on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update tonight, mocking Donald Trump, Confederate generals and, in Fey’s case, making a comically serious plea to avoid upcoming and potentially violent white supremacist rallies. (Watch short clips below). “Treat these rallies this… »

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Barcelona Terrorist Attack: Police Thwart Second Plot After 13 Killed, 100+ Hurt In City – Update

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Updated with details of another attack: U.S. cable networks went live today with coverage of what Barcelona police say was a “massive” act of terrorism in Spain’s second-largest city. Officials say at least 13 people are dead and more than 100 injured after a van traveling at 80 km an hour (50 mph) jumped a curb and drove down the middle of a crowded pedestrian walkway in the Las Ramblas district, a popular tourist area. Later tonight, Spanish officials confirmed that… »

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‘For the People’ Creator Paul William Davies Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

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Paul William Davies, creator/executive producer of the upcoming ABC/Shondaland legal drama For the People, has signed an overall deal with the studio behind the series, ABC Studios. Written by Davies, For The People is set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," and follows brand-new lawyers working on opposite sides — for both the defense and the prosecution Davies comes from a legal background. He holds a J.D. degree from Stanford… »

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‘The Tick’ Review: Amazon’s First Superhero Series Works Best Weird

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The debut of Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix tomorrow and The Tick on Amazon on August 25 makes clear that the summer is ending with a superhero show of strength, with the latter series from the House of Bezos distinctly and sometimes rather wonderfully weird. This version of the much-adapted Tick depicts a world where superheroes are the norm but real super villains are thought to be the stuff of myth. Simultaneously parodying and loving up the genre, the six-episode… »

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‘Shut Eye’ Casts Rowena King; Jeremy Bobb In ‘Escape At Dannemora’

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Rowena King (Of Kings and Prophets) is set for a key recurring role in Season 2 of Hulu's Shut Eye. Created and executive produced by Les Bohem, Shut Eye centers on Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan), a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and who contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. King will play Maggie. Once a high level advertising executive, Maggie was known for her ability to… »

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Fox Orders Animated Presentation From Amy Poehler & ‘The Simpsons’ Duo

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Fox has ordered a script and pilot presentation for a half-hour animated comedy from Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions, The Simpsons‘ veteran Mike Scully and his wife, former Simpsons writer-producer Julie Scully. 20th Century Fox TV and Universal TV, where Poehler is under a development deal, are the studios. Co-created by Poehler and written by Mike and Julie Scully, the untitled project is centered on the family and friends of 15-year-old Duncan Harris, an… »

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‘Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar’ Renewed For Season 3 By Axs TV

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Axs TV has picked up a 12-episode third season of its hit series Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, for premiere in early 2018. Production began this month. The upcoming season will feature Hagar traveling the country to interview and often perform with some of the most popular and influential musicians. Artists confirmed so far for Season 3 include Dave Grohl, Roger Daltrey, Sarah McLachlan, Bob Weir, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, among others. “It's been a cool surprise how… »

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BritBox’s First Fall Slate Includes Sean Bean Drama ‘Broken’ & U.S. Bow Of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

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BritBox, the on-demand service created by BBC and ITV that streams UK fare to U.S. audiences, has set its first fall slate. Among the programs on offer will be Broken, a new drama starring Sean Bean and Anna Friel, and Five by Five, a special created by and starring Idris Elba. Also headed to the U.S. for the first time is Britain’s top-rated competition series Strictly Come Dancing and the latest seasons of reality staple I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! and sci-fi… »

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Justin Theroux To Co-Star In Emma Stone-Jonah Hill Netflix Series ‘Maniac’ At Par TV

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Coming off a three-season stint as the lead of HBO’s praised drama series The Leftovers, Justin Theroux has been tapped to co-star opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in the high-profile 10-episode Netflix series Maniac.  Filming just started on the Paramount TV/Anonymous Content dark comedy in New York City, with Cary Fukunaga set to direct all episodes. Maniac, written by Patrick Somerville based on the 2014 Norwegian series, revolves around the fantasy worlds of Hill… »

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Sony Pictures TV Names Jeffrey Glaser Head Of Current; Kim Rozenfeld Poised To Go To Apple

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Jeffrey Glaser, 20th Century Fox TV's former longtime current programming chief, is joining Sony Pictures TV Studios as head of current, effective September 5. He will replace Sony TV’s Evp Current Programming Kim Rozenfeld, who will leave the company when his contract is up at the end of the month. No one is commenting, but I hear Rozenfeld is in negotiations for a job at Apple, where he would rejoin his former Sony TV bosses, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. Glaser’s… »

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‘This Is Us’ Makeup Artist Zoe Hay On Finding The Right Approach To Subtle Aging Makeup

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Receiving an Emmy nomination a piece for her work on two Ryan Murphy series—as part of the makeup team on Glee, and then as department head on The People v. O.J. SimpsonZoe Hay linked up with a new TV titan on NBC’s runaway phenom This Is Us, crafting the looks for one of America’s favorite TV families. Known for his wholesome and compelling big screen work, which transferred powerfully into this series, scribe-turned-series-creator Dan Fogelman offered Hay the… »

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Is Bob Iger Fed Up With One Of Disney’s Most Vigorous Wall Street Critics?

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After his many years in the spotlight, Disney CEO Bob Iger seems to have a thick hide when it comes to dealing with critics. Well, most of them. Btig analyst Rich Greenfield appears to have gotten under the CEO’s skin following a series of posts accusing the Disney chief for being, as he put it on August 9, “short-sighted in opting to boost near-term profits (by monetizing to Netflix, Hulu and others) versus investing to build their own direct-to-consumer business.” Iger… »

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Freeform Sets Cast For Christmas Movie ‘Angry Angel’ As Production Begins

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Production has kicked off in Toronto on Angry Angel, Freeform’s new original Christmas movie from Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends With Benefits). Starring Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black), Brenda Song (Pure Genius), Ricky Mabe (Preacher), Andrew Bachelor (Meet the Blacks) and Andy Favreau (The Mick), the New York City-set Angry Angel follows a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke (Song), who is stuck on Earth and can't seem to ring the right bells in order to pass… »

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‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series Back On Launchpad At Amazon With Paul Scheer Writing

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The League star Paul Scheer has been set to write a long-in-the works TV series based on Galaxy Quest, the cult 1999 sci-fi comedy that starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman. Scheer picks up from original writer Robert Gordon, who co-penned the movie. The series had been set at Amazon in 2015 but ran into casting issues with the original stars. It reportedly was close to beginning production before Rickman’s death in January 2016. Sheer has a new take on… »

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Conan O’Brien Offers To Help Jared Kushner Broker Middle East Solution, Announces Israel Road Trip

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“Ladies and gentlemen, due to all the division and hatred in this country right now, I've decided to leave America for the relative peace, quiet and sanity of the Middle East,” Conan O’Brien announced on his TBS late-night show. “That's right, I'm going to Israel." Conan‘s latest road trip is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, which, the host noted, might coincide with Secretary of Everything Jared Kushner’s trip there “to broker a Middle East solution.” Because O’Brien… »

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‘Shades Of Blue’: Bruce McGill Set To Recur In Season 3 Of NBC Cop Drama

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Rizzoli & Isles alum Bruce McGill has landed a pivotal recurring role on the upcoming third season of NBC’s hit police drama series Shades of Blue, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. McGill will play Jordan Ramsey, a ruthless and resourceful man who runs a unit out of the Intelligence Division. Capable of going to extreme measures to ensure the success of his agenda, Ramsey is not burdened by an over-active moral compass. He knows what he wants, and he pushes the… »

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Fox Nabs ‘Revival’ Comedy Produced By Nahnatchka Khan About ’80s Sitcom Reboot As Put Pilot

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Fox has landed Revival, a new comedy executive produced by Fresh Off the Boat creator/showrunner Nahnatchka Khan. The project, which has received a put pilot commitment, will be written by former Son Of Zorn showrunner Sally Bradford McKenna, with Michael Showalter, coming off helming The Big Sick, set to direct. Turning the sitcom reboot phenomenon on its head, Revival centers on Elliot, formerly the little kid from a beloved ’80s family sitcom and now living a normal… »

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Andrea Savage Comedy ‘I’m Sorry’ Renewed For Season 2 By TruTV

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TruTV has ordered a second season of breakout comedy I’m Sorry, created by and starring Andrea Savage, for premiere in 2018. The series has been a solid ratings performer for the network, up 32% since its July 12 debut, and drawing an average of 454,000 total viewers per week in Live +3, according to the network and Nielsen. The series also has seen strong social buzz, with its hashtag (#ImSorryTV) generating more than 50 million total impressions on Twitter and more than… »

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Emmy Predictions: Actress In A Comedy Series

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series The biggest question in this category is whether history will actually be made with Julia Louis-Dreyfus taking to the Microsoft Theatre podium for a sixth straight year. The category is one of the more crowded with seven entries, meaning someone came within two per cent of the sixth place nominee and won an invite as well. With three other returnees looking to knock Louis-Dreyfus off her perch, a couple of newcomers including a… »

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