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Mario Lopez Walks Back ‘Ignorant and Insensitive’ Comments About Parents of Transgender Kids

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Mario Lopez Walks Back ‘Ignorant and Insensitive’ Comments About Parents of Transgender Kids
“Access Hollywood” host Mario Lopez walked back comments he made regarding parents of transgender children, where he said it’s “dangerous as a parent” to allow young children to choose their own gender.

“The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were,” Lopez said in a statement. “I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the Lgbtq community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”

On Wednesday, a month-old appearance Lopez made on Candace Owens’ PragerU show surfaced on the internet. During the 40-minute interview on “The Candace Owens Show” on June 23, which you can view above, the right-wing host brought up the “weird” Hollywood trend of stars like Charlize Theron saying their children are “picking their gender.”

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Why Too Much TV Can Be a Good Thing (Column)

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Why Too Much TV Can Be a Good Thing (Column)
Three episodes into the second season of “Vida,” there’s a wedding so gloriously and specifically queer that I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. After watching countless couples walk down the aisle onscreen before, Starz’s “Vida” takes care to show a ceremony quite unlike any other, featuring drag queens, a pair of Latinx grooms in bedazzled cowboy hats, and enough undercuts to make a Sleater Kinney crowd blush. And yet, perhaps the most unique aspect of the wedding comes during the reception at a moment when the guests are just giddy (and tipsy) enough to relax into freewheeling conversations about their own histories, sexualities, and eventually, prejudices.

Emma (Mishel Prada) is a queer woman who prefers to keep her private life as private as possible and is as nonchalant about her sexuality as she is confident in it. So when a couple guests assume she’s a “baby
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BuzzFeed Taps New Hosting Duo For Its Live Twitter Morning Show ‘Am To Dm’

BuzzFeed has tapped new co-hosts for its morning news show Am To Dm, which airs on weekdays live on Twitter.

Alex Berg and Zach Stafford will fill the two slots vacated by former co-hosts Isaac Fitzgerald and Saeed Jones as of May 28. Fitzgerald and Jones departed the series to pursue their respective writing projects, Deadline reports. Am To Dm launched in 2017 to target millennials with a unique perspective on the day’s biggest news stories and Twitter trends, as well as appearances from starry guests like Viola Davis, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Serena Williams, Stacey Abrams, and Daniel Radcliffe.

Berg (pictured above) previously served as a supervising producer on Am to Dm, and has guest-hosted the chat show on several occasions. She has also written for NBC News, Teen Vogue, and served as a correspondent at Mic.

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Buzzfeed News’ ‘Am To Dm’ Taps Alex Berg & Zach Stafford As New Hosts

Exclusive: Buzzfeed News’ Am to Dm has named Alex Berg and Zach Stafford as new hosts of the morning news program which streams live on Twitter weekday mornings at 10 Am Et.

Berg and Stafford replace Isaac Fitzgerald and Saeed Jones who have hosted the show since its 2017 launch, and recently announced plans to leave to pursue their individual writing projects. The new hosts will take the helm on Tuesday, May 28.

In January, Buzzfeed News and Twitter renewed the millennial-targeted show through 2019. Am to Dm highlights trending tweets, looks at the biggest news stories of the day and features interviews with guests and experts. Recent guests have included Viola Davis, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Serena Williams, Stacey Abrams and Daniel Radcliffe, among others.

In addition to the successful live component, Am to Dm has been able to extend the show throughout the day with viewers returning to watch the full show and
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Barry: Season Two Ratings

Although its ratings last year weren't anything to write home about, the Barry TV show ranked in the middle of the pack among scripted HBO TV series, and certainly did better than a lot of the cable network's comedies, so it makes sense that it got a renewal. Now that it is back for a second season, can it bring in some more viewers, or is this as good as it gets. Will Barry be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

From creators Hader and Alex Berg, Barry centers on Barry Berkman (Hader), a Midwestern hitman. The HBO sitcom also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, and Henry Winkler. After Barry travels to La and takes an acting class with Gene Cousineau (Winkler), he falls in love with the craft and wants to change careers. In season two,
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Don’t Count Out These Emmy Contenders (Column)

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Don’t Count Out These Emmy Contenders (Column)
Every year, the Emmy nominations that inevitably earn the most interest are the leading actor and actress categories and the top prizes of comedy and drama series. Every year, it’s a shame that so much attention is paid to so few people overall, given that there are dozens of categories honoring so many different kinds of expertise. From writing to directing, costuming to casting, editing to title design, the Emmys honor an incredible breadth of creative work in the entertainment industry that deserves more recognition than even their nominations tend to get.

Take the writing categories: Though the Emmys often gets stuck in a pattern of nominating the same shows year in and year out, there are usually at least a few new and deserving writers that find a way in. This year, the drama writing category is almost identical to 2017’s with the exception of Phoebe Waller-Bridge landing
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Barry: Season One Ratings

Aside from IFC's Documentary Now!, since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2013, Bill Hader has mostly stuck to voice work and film. Now he's back with the first season of the Barry TV show on HBO. Is this dark comedy the right vehicle to showcase his talents and keep him as a series regular? Will Barry be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. From creators Hader and Alex Berg, Barry centers on Barry Berkman (Hader), a Midwestern hitman. The HBO sitcom also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan, and Henry Winkler. When his handler, Fuches (Root), loans him to Goran Pazar (Fleshler), of the Chechen mob, Barry travels to Los Angeles. There, he follows his target to Gene Cousineau’s (Winkler) acting class, and soon falls in love with the community and the idea of a whole new life. **Status
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Barry: Season Two Renewal for HBO's Bill Hader Series

Hitman Barry Berkman's troubles are far from over. Today, HBO announced that they've renewed their Barry TV show for a second season. There are eight installments in the first season but the number of second season installments wasn't indicated. The Bill Hadar show premiered on March 25th and only three episodes have aired thus far. In the live + same day ratings, Barry has averaged a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 600,000 viewers. From creators Hader and Alex Berg, Barry centers on Barry Berkman (Hader), a Midwestern hitman. The HBO sitcom also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan, and Henry Winkler. When his handler, Fuches (Root), loans him to Goran Pazar (Fleshler), of the Chechen mob, Barry travels to Los Angeles. There, he follows his target to Gene Cousineau’s (Winkler) acting class, and soon falls in love with the
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Barry

Network: HBO. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: March 25, 2018 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan, and Henry Winkler. TV show description: From creators Bill Hader and Alex Berg, the Barry TV show is a half-hour sitcom. The dark comedy centers on Barry Berkman (Hader), a Midwestern hitman. When his handler, Fuches (Root), loans him to Goran Pazar (Fleshler), of the Chechen mob in Los Angeles, Barry feels drawn to acting. Barry is in L.A., because Pazar's wife is having an affair with an aspiring actor. When Barry follows his target to Gene Cousineau's (Winkler) acting class, he
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Exclusive: Hell Baby Gag Reel

Exclusive: Hell Baby Gag Reel
The diverse cast of Hell Baby discuss William Shakespeare's Hamlet, practice vomitting and learn about the devil's practices in our exclusive gag reel from the Blu-ray and DVD which debuts December 31. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant write, direct and star in this comedy that follows an expecting couple who realize their starter house in New Orleans may also be the home to an evil presence. Watch as cast members Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Keegan Michael Key, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer and the two writer-directors try to keep it together and get their lines right.

The moment Jack (Rob Corddry) and his pregnant wife Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) move into their ramshackle New Orleans starter home, they realize something isn't right. First an overly friendly guy living in the crawl space (Keegan Michael Key) informs them the house has been the scene of multiple murders. Then a naked old lady appears
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Hell Baby Movie Review 2

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Hell Baby Movie Review 2
Title: Hell Baby Directors: Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon Starring: Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Keegan Michael Key, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Riki Lindhome, Michael Ian Black, Alex Berg A disappointingly scattershot, sigh-inducing comedy from the creators of “Reno 911!,” Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, “Hell Baby” represents a slog through improvisation run amok. A horror comedy that doesn’t make hay out of lampooning the genre (which is totally fine), Garant and Lennon’s joint feature directorial debut seems downright allergic toward anything that might be construed as a legitimate throughline, lest that somehow be interpreted as “selling out,” and not subversive enough. The story [ Read More ]

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Interview with Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the writers, directors, and stars of Hell Baby

Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon are perhaps best known to the public as Deputy Travis Junior (Garant) and Lieutenant Jim Dangle (Lennon) from the comedy series Reno 911! (2003-2009). But they’ve also been working steadily behind the camera as writers, having written numerous big budget screenplays including Night at the Museum and Balls of Fury (they also created Reno 911!). Altogether, their films have earned an impressive $1.4 at the box office. They have also written about this, and other accomplishments in their 2011 book Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can Too! It was inevitable then that they would want to try their hand at directing a film together. The result is the new horror comedy Hell Baby.

Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon in “Hell Baby.” © 2013 – Gravitas Ventures.

Hell Baby tells the story of Jack (Rob Corddry) and
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Sundance: Combative Rob Corddry's 'Hell Baby' meltdown -- Video

Sundance: Combative Rob Corddry's 'Hell Baby' meltdown -- Video
When you write about movies, it’s important to take every film very, very, very seriously — even if it’s a horror-comedy called Hell Baby.

We had hoped to have an honest, thoughtful discussion with the cast and filmmakers from this Sundance midnight movie, but not every interview goes as expected, and this one turned out to be a frustrating experience for everyone involved.

That was mainly due to to the sneering, combative behavior of Rob Corddry, who co-stars in Hell Baby with Leslie Bibb as expectant parents who battle demonic possession when they move into a haunted house during their pregnancy.
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2013 Guide to the Sundance Twitterverse: Park City at Midnight

Here are some of the twitter feeds for those participating in the Sundance Film Festival’s 2013 Prk City at Midnight section including (image featured above) Hell Baby. If you know of any other twitter feeds (producers, editors, Dps, scribes) we can add for each individual film – please let us know.

Park City At Midnight

Ass Backwards

Screenwriter and Actress Casey Wilson – @caseyrosewilson

Actors Alicia Silverstone – @AliciaSilv, Jon Cryer – @MrJonCryer

Hell Baby – @HellBabyMovie

Co-Director and co-screenwriter Thomas Lennon – @thomaslennon

Composer Michael Farrell – @catminority

Actors Rob Corddry – @robcorddry, Leslie Bibb – @mslesliebibb, Keegan Michael Key – @KeeganMKey, Riki Lindhome – @rikilindhome, Paul Scheer – @paulscheer, Rob Huebel – @robhuebel, Michael Ian Black – @michaelianblack, Alex Berg – @ActuallyBerg, Kumail Nanjiani – @kumailn

In Fear

Actors Iain De Caestecker – @IdeCaestecker, Allen Leech – @Allenleech

kink – @kinkdoc

Magic Magic – @

The Rambler

Director and screenwriter Calvin Lee Reeder – @CalvinLeeReeder

S-vhs

Directors Simon Barrett – @Simon_Barrett, Adam Wingard – @AdamWingard, Gregg Hale – @GeeHell, Timo Tjahjanto – @tiMObros,
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