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Sorry Fanboys, Joss Whedon Is Not Attending Comic-Con 2017

15 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sorry fanboys, but don’t expect Joss Whedon to appear during DC films Hall H presentation next month down in San Diego, California, as the director is not attending this year’s Comic-Con. Over the weekend, London based film critic Mark Searby ran into Whedon on the street and told him he was looking forward to seeing what he would be bringing to Comic-Con next month. However, Whedon replied: “I won’t be there. Only the second time in 20 years I won’t make it.” Just met @joss pic.twitter.com/Pc6CbZ4LPA — Mark Searby (@Mark_Searby) June 25, 2017 The »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Kevin Bacon says the 'Tremors' reboot is heading to SyFy channel

26 June 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kevin Bacon has revealed that the Tremors reboot which he is developing with Oscar-nominated Whiplash producer Jason Blum is set to be made with broadcaster SyFy (formerly the Sci-Fi Channel).

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” the Footloose and Diner star told Screen while at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where he was attending a screening of Story Of A Girl, in which he co-stars.

Bacon originally approached Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, whose horror credits include Paranormal Activity and Insidious, with the idea of reviving cult comedy-horror Tremors as a feature film, but the project is now being developed as an eight-episode TV series, which Bacon will star in and produce.

He will again be playing Valentine McKee, the Nevada handyman who tussles with gigantic man-eating sandworms. »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Sissy Spacek to Make Return to Stephen King Multiverse in ‘Castle Rock’

18 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sissy Spacek is making her return to the Stephen King multiverse in the upcoming Hulu series “Castle Rock.” In “Castle Rock” she will play Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Andre Holland). Henry is the series lead — a retired professor with fading memories and a complicated history about the town. One of Spacek’s best known roles is thanks to a King work. She starred in the 1976 adaptation of “Carrie,” in which she played the titular, telekinetic high schooler. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. Also Read: 'Moonlight' Star André Holland Cast as Lead Stephen King. »

- Carli Velocci

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‘Ballers’ Season 3: Dwayne Johnson’s Spencer Strasmore returns July 23 with fresh outlook on life

18 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

When HBO’s comedy series “Ballers” returns for Season 3 on Sunday, July 23, Dwayne Johnson‘s retired NFL star Spencer Strasmore will have a fresh outlook on life. The new season finds Spencer trying to create bonds with athletes and partners in Miami, Fl after recently undergoing hip surgery and baring his soul at a convention […] »

- Marcus James Dixon

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MTV to Debut Comedy Game Show ‘SafeWord’ From ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Producers

21 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

MTV is set to launch a new comedy game show called “SafeWord,” the network announced Monday.

From the producers of “Lip Sync Battle” and hosted by Terrence J, the series will feature celebrity guests such as Kevin Hart, Damien Dante Wayans, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Marlon Wayans, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Lala Anthony, Amber Rose, “13 Reasons Why” cast mates Ross Butler and Justin Prentice, Charlamagne Tha God, Drake Bell, Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler and more.

The series is based off the U.K. format that aired on itv2 and was originally developed and produced by Stv Productions and Motion Content Group. In each episode, the celebrity guests will partner with superstar comedians, including Carly Aquilino, Sam Jay, Ricky Velez, Leonard Ouzts, Taylor Tomlinson, Akaash Singh, Matt Pavich, Sherry Cola to help them play a series of games in front a live audience. Throughout multiple rounds, the teams go head-to-head daring each other in a variety of challenges including »

- Joe Otterson

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This Quirky So You Think You Can Dance Audition Will Make You Smile

32 minutes ago | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

It's getting harder and harder to stand out on So You Think You Can Dance, but some contestants are stepping up to the challenge. Enter Kaylee Millis, who took the New York City auditions by storm with a stellar performance set to "Issues" by Julia Michaels.

The blue and teal-haired contemporary


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- Keisha Hatchett

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The Carmichael Show to Air Shelved Mass Shooting Episode This Week

34 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

An episode of The Carmichael Show that was pulled in the wake of a mass shooting now will air Wednesday at 9/8c, our sister site Deadline reports.

The half-hour, titled “Shoot-up-able,” was postponed after a gunman opened fire at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field on June 14, wounding four people. NBC aired another episode in its place.

RelatedCarmichael Show Debates Significance of the N-Word In Buzzed-About Ep

In the installment, Jerrod returns home after being at a mall where a mass shooting occurs. Per the official synopsis, “He fights against being coddled by his family and being labeled a victim, but »

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Ed Sheeran Helps Drive Record Glastonbury Viewing Figures

37 minutes ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Over 150,000 people were at this year’s Glastonbury while the number of stay-at-home festival fans watching on TV and online hit record numbers, reaching almost 21 million.

U.K. public broadcaster the BBC has exclusive rights to the event and covered the event in depth, following the action across all fields and stages, including film star Johnny Depp’s comments about Donald Trump, and, controversially, U.K. opposition party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Saturday afternoon speech.

The BBC said that 20.9 million watched Glastonbury for three minutes or more, a 12% increase on the 2016 figure. Ed Sheeran’s Sunday night closing set garnered a peak audience of 4.1 million and average 2.9 million, beating previous ratings record holder Elo from last year’s festival.

Radiohead’s Friday headline set had a peak of 1.3 million, and coverage of the Foo Fighters the following day, won 2.5 million at its peak. Former Bee Gee Barry Gibb’s Sunday “legends” slot had peak of 3.7 million. Online »

- Stewart Clarke

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Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek to Play Vampire Parents on Disney Junior

52 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lauren Graham is joining a new TV family — and this one’s got bite.

The Gilmore Girls star will lend her voice to Disney Junior’s Vampirina, the story of a young vampire (Colony‘s Isabella Crovetti) who learns to adjust to city life after relocating from her hometown of Transylvania. Graham will play Vampirina’s mother Oxana Hauntly, opposite James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) as her husband Boris.

RelatedTVLine Podcast: Dream Emmy Nominee Lauren Graham Reflects on Gilmore Revival — Which Q Stumped Her?

Here’s Disney’s official breakdown:

Set in an urban Pennsylvania neighborhood, Vampirina is »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: Watch This Supercut of Every Trailer HBO Has Released So Far

1 hour ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When it’s come to “Game of Thrones,” HBO loves to toy with our twisted hearts. They know fans are chomping at the bit for any scrap of information about the fantasy blockbuster, and they keep as tight a grip on new footage as Cersei Lannister does on the Iron Throne. Luckily, fans can now enjoy an uninterrupted look at season 7 in a thrilling new mash-up of every trailer HBO has released (so far).

Read More: ‘Game of Thrones’: 7 Things You May Have Missed From the New Season 7 Trailer

The highly-anticipated seventh season is the second one to forge ahead without George R. R. Martin’s books as a guide, and it’s especially exciting as storylines that have been builidng up over the last six seasons are finally starting to converge. Daenerys will cross into Westeros  with an army of Dothraki and dragons by her side, Jon Snow »

- Jude Dry

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The Big Brother 19 Cast Reveals Their Dream Alliance Names

1 hour ago | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Alliances have always been a major part of Big Brother whether they had a catchy name or not. But ever since Dr. Will and Boogie dubbed themselves Chilltown in Season 2 (and then again in Season 7), it's become expected that everyone come up with a catchy label to describe their team-up. Over the


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- Sadie Gennis

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Stephen Colbert Clarifies That Russian "Running for President" Interview

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Stephen Colbert returned from Russia for a new Late Show where he explained his potential presidential aspirations. While appearing on a Russian talk show last week, Colbert announced that he was "considering" a presidential run in 2020, and asked the Russians for help getting him elected. During


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- Liam Mathews

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Pretty Little Liars: 20 Couples Ranked From Grossest to Greatest

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If there’s one thing Pretty Little Liars enjoys serving up more than red herrings, it’s problematic pairings.

RelatedPretty Little Liars Boss Promises ‘Rewarding’ Series Finale Reveals, Including A.D. and Ali’s Baby Daddy

The fact is, even the Freeform drama’s most beloved pairings have had to weather more scandals and hardships than the average real-life relationship could ever survive — you know, unless teacher-student hookups, forced inseminations and mental asylum-based affairs are more common than I give them credit for.

PhotosPretty Little Liars‘ 10 Craziest Twists: Twins, Incest and Other Wtf Moments

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Alec Baldwin Confirms Return To ‘Saturday Night Live’ As Donald Trump

2 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Political satire has had to do a lot of heavy lifting lately, but audiences can sleep a little easier knowing Alec Baldwin will return his Donald Trump impression to “Saturday Night Live” in the fall. “Yeah, we’re going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it,” Baldwin told CNN, adding that the number of Trump sketches will be fewer than audiences might expect. “There will be a couple celery sticks of that every now and then. But not a whole meal.”

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York

The actor had previously been cagey about whether he could make an “SNL” appearance work with his busy fall schedule. In March, he thought fans might be tiring of the popular impression: “I don’t know how much more people can take it.”

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President Trump Bashes CNN as Video Surfaces of Producer Criticizing Russia Coverage

2 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

President Trump renewed his attack on CNN as “fake news” on Tuesday morning after conservative provocateur James O’Keefe released a video of a man believed to be CNN producer John Bonifield criticizing the cabler’s coverage of Trump’s ties to Russia.

Early Tuesday, Trump suggested in a tweet that “Fake News CNN” was in for a management shakeup. The video released by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas features a nine-minute discussion with a man identified as Bonifield, supervising producer of the CNN Health unit, in which Bonifield criticizes CNN’s heavy focus on the probe into the Trump administration’s connection to Russian officials.

Bonifield describes the Trump-Russia story as “mostly bulls—” and said the coverage was driven by the desire for ratings. He also says that Trump is “probably right” to describe the media’s focus on Russia’s ties to his administration as a “witch hunt.” Bonifield »

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David Tennant on Why ‘Broadchurch’ Is Like Nothing Else on TV, And Why He’s Glad It Has An Ending

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Of all the roles that David Tennant has played, Detective Inspector Alec Hardy in “Broadchurch” is perhaps the least likely to be associated with a catchphrase — and yet he has one. Or, at the very least, he acknowledges that when you think of Hardy, you think of him shouting “Millah!” in a strong Scottish accent.

It has significance to this reporter, given my byline, which was something I mentioned to Tennant when we spoke about the third and final season of the ultra-serious drama series. “I’m delighted,” he said when I told him how much I enjoyed the “Millah!” meme. “People shout it at me in the streets sometimes, actually,” Tennant said. “Which is a bit odd because it’s not actually my name. But it obviously pleases people for some reason.”

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ and Beyond: The Best Shows Inspired by David Lynch’s TV Phenomenon

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Bachelor in Paradise's DeMario Jackson Speaks Out About Corinne Scandal: 'She Was the Aggressor'

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Embattled Bachelor in Paradise contestant DeMario Jackson is attempting to clear his name.

Following allegations of misconduct on the set of the ABC series, which suggested that Jackson and fellow contestant Corinne Olympios had a sexual encounter without her consent, Jackson sat down with E! News on Monday to give his side of the story.

RelatedBachelor in Paradise Producers: Tapes Show No Evidence of Misconduct, Season 4 to Resume Filming

Though Jackson admitted that the evening in question was “probably the wildest night of my entire life,” he insisted that his initial hook-up with Olympios was mutually consensual. Although things »

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James Corden’s Production Company Preps ‘Bros’ Feature Documentary

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fulwell 73, the U.K. producer that makes the “Late Late Show” and now counts James Corden as one of its partners, is making “Bros,” a feature doc about the British  boyband, which shot to fame in the 1980s and is reforming this year.

The documentary film will be financed by Lorton Entertainment and directed by by Fulwell 73’s David Soutar (“Harry Styles Behind The Music”). It will track the highs and lows of the band, from their breakout success, to family tragedy, and internal bust-ups.

Bros were hugely popular in the in the 1980s and the band became the youngest to have its own Wembley show. A reunion concert will take place at the London O2 later this year, the first gig since 1989, and which sold out in seven seconds when tickets went on sale late last year.

Band members Matt and Luke Goss will appear in the film, alongside »

- Stewart Clarke

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Fox’s $14.9 billion Sky Deal Cleared in Ireland, U.K. Announcement Imminent

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With a decision from U.K. authorities on 21st Century Fox’s proposed £11.7 billion ($14.9 billion) takeover of Sky imminent, Ireland has given the deal a green light.

Fox wants to fully acquire Sky, buying the shares in the European pay TV operator that it does not already own. It needed approval for the deal in all of the territories in which it operates, and has now had that in Austria, Germany, Italy, and the Republic of Ireland. Only the U.K., Sky’s largest market, is still to make a decision. The European Union has also given the deal its blessing.

The U.K. government received a report from media regulator Ofcom last week and a full decision is expected this week. Culture Minister Karen Bradley can either say she is minded to approve the deal in its current form, attach conditions, or refer it to U.K. competition authorities. The »

- Stewart Clarke

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‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’ Producer Launches Vr and Interactive Unit (Exclusive)

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

U.K.-based film and TV producer Catalyst Global Media is moving into interactive storytelling and working on a virtual reality project about an historical Antarctic expedition gone wrong.

Catalyst, which is producing upcoming Simon Pegg comedy horror movie “Slaughterhouse Rulez for Sony, in association with Pegg and Nick Frost’s Stolen Picture banner,” and made “Peter & Wendy” for ITV, has hired Jaspal Sohal as a creative within Catalyst Interactive. He joins from Creative England where he was head of games.

The Vr expedition project will be created by Catalyst and Twenty 46 Studios. It will be based upon an ill-fated 1897 Belgian expedition in which a multinational crew became trapped in the northernmost part of the Antarctic for 13 months.

The Interactive division will be headed by Catalyst co-founder Al Hardiman. “Catalyst Interactive is strategically aligned to incorporate our storytelling skills with cutting-edge technology to create a truly immersive gaming experience while Catalyst will ultimately own the IP for »

- Stewart Clarke

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