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L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS

L.A. Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS
Walton Goggins is headed to CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Justified star has joined the network's L.A. Confidential reboot pilot. Based on the novel by James Ellroy, the drama follows three homicide detectives, a reporter, and an actress whose lives "intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles." In 1997, the book was adapted as a film starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kim Basinger.
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‘Call Of Duty’ Director Puts His Sights On Tom Hardy & Chris Pine

‘Call Of Duty’ Director Puts His Sights On Tom Hardy & Chris Pine
For years, “Call of Duty” has been one of the most successful video game franchises in the world. Taking place in a variety of time periods, “Call of Duty” is war game that puts the players in the middle of large battles, killing dozens of bad guys, including Nazis, terrorists, and even the occasional zombie. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to take a stab at the game for a potential movie franchise.
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Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir

Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir
Exclusive: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, currently starring as Nakia in Disney/Marvel’s record-smashing, watershed hit Black Panther, has signed on to star in Born a Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's bestselling debut autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Nyong'o will play Noah’s mom, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years. She was shot in the head by his stepfather while…
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'Jurassic World 3' In the Works, Sets 2021 Release Date

'Jurassic World 3' In the Works, Sets 2021 Release Date
Almost four months before Universal Pictures unleashes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the studio is making plans for a third installment of the rebooted dinosaur adventure movie series.

Jurassic World 3 will be written franchise newcomer Emily Carmichael along with Colin Trevorrow, the director of the 2015 reboot and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom.

And the studio has set a June 11, 2021 release date for the movie.

Trevorrow is returning to exec produce the new chapter along with Steven Spielberg, the filmmaker behind the original movies in the 1990s.

Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are returning as producers.

Plot details are...
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Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series
Amazon Studios is developing a fantasy drama series based on the novels about an interstellar utopian society by Scottish author Iain M. Banks.

The digital giant has acquired worldwide rights to “Consider Phlebas,” the first novel in the series about a world known as “the Culture.” Dennis Kelly (“Matilda”) is on board to adapt the book for Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment.

“The story of the Culture is so rich and captivating that for years Hollywood has been trying to bring this utopian society to life on the screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. “We are honored that we have been chosen, along with Dennis Kelly and Plan B Entertainment, to make ‘Consider Phlebas’ into a television series we think will be loved by fans for years to come.”

Published in 1987, “Consider Phlebas” revolves around a war that erupts between the Culture, a highly advanced and progressive society, and the Idirans
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Christian Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99

Christian Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99
Christian evangelist and ordained minister Billy Graham, who is widely regarded as the most influential preacher of the 20th century, died, Wednesday, at his mountaintop home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99.

Graham’s spokesman Mark DeMoss confirmed the news on his public relations firm’s website, writing that “Graham died today at 7:46 a.m. Et.”

He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments.

Graham spent six decades preaching on television and radio — principally on the Billy Graham Crusades, which he began in 1947. He has said to have reached more than 200 million people throughout
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Twitter Delights As Shooting Survivors Grill Lawmakers, NRA: ‘Amber Alert Issued for Marco Rubio’s Spine’

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had some tough questions put to him Wednesday by survivors of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting, and Twitter was loving it. The survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and their parents took part in a CNN town hall discussion about gun control with Rubio and Sen. Bill Nelson. Stoneman Douglas students had some tough questions for Rubio, a Republican who has taken campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, in particular. Twitter users watching the town hall were particularly enthused by one question from Stoneman Douglas Junior Cameron Klasky, who asked Rubio to pledge he...
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Audience Savages NRA Rep During CNN School Shooting Town Hall: ‘You’re a Murderer!’

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Members of the audience at a CNN-hosted town hall meeting on school shootings repeatedly made their thoughts about the National Rifle Association known, shouting that the gun group’s spokesperson was “a murderer.” At CNN’s “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” hosted by Jake Tapper, parents and survivors of the deadly Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida confronted an array of public figures, including senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson. Also present for questions was NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, who audience members repeatedly shouted down during the live televised event. Shouting started early in the discussion when Loesch...
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Marco Rubio’s Warning Against Full Assault Weapon Ban Backfires When Crowd Loves the Idea (Video)

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Marco Rubio’s attempt to depict a full assault weapons ban as some kind of worst case scenario failed miserably Wednesday night, when the audience at a televised CNN town hall went absolutely wild for the idea instead. “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” hosted by Jake Tapper, featured friends and parents of victims of the deadly mass shooting last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. confronting an array of speakers on the issue. Rubio appeared onstage alongside fellow Florida senator Bill Nelson, and throughout the talk his responses were by and large very...
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Colbert Mocks Florida Lawmakers for Going After Porn Instead of Dealing With Guns (Video)

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Colbert Mocks Florida Lawmakers for Going After Porn Instead of Dealing With Guns (Video)
At the start of Wednesday night’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” host Colbert talked about yesterday’s Florida legislative session, when state lawmakers voted down a ban on assault weapons less than a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. Colbert then noted that instead, the Gop-dominated legislature went on to approve a bill that declared porn “dangerous.” “What do you have against teenagers?” Colbert asked. “First you won’t do anything about guns, now you’re taking away their porn.” “What are you doing in there?!” Colbert, miming a parent knocking on...
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HBO Renews ‘High Maintenance’ and ‘Crashing’ for Season 3

The laughs will keep on coming at HBO.

The cabler has renewed two of its half-hour comedies, “High Maintenance” and “Crashing,” for third seasons.

“High Maintenance,” which is created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, returned for its 10-episode second season run on January 19. Providing a peek into the cramped apartments, grinding routines and urban neuroses of New Yorkers, the show stars Sinclair as The Guy, a bearded, pot-dealing deliveryman whose growing clientele keeps him busier than ever. In her review of the first season, Variety‘s Sonia Saraiya praised the comedy’s evolution from a web series, writing, “‘High Maintenance’ approaches the idiosyncratic denizens of New York with a lighthearted touch, finding droll amusement and even gentle appreciation for the otherwise weird, pathetic, and lonely New Yorkers who simply want a bit of weed.”

High Maintenance” is produced by Janky Clown Productions and executive produced by Blichfeld, Sinclair and Russell Gregory.

“Crashing,” created
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Meryl Streep Blasts Harvey Weinstein Class Action Response as ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Exploitive’

Meryl Streep Blasts Harvey Weinstein Class Action Response as ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Exploitive’
Oscar winner Meryl Streep is striking back yet again after finding herself dragged into the Harvey Weinstein scandal. In a Wednesday response to a class action lawsuit filed over his accused misconduct, Weinstein invoked previous statements from Streep that he had been “respectful” to her when they worked together. Streep did not appreciate his associating that remark in relation to the rape, assault and harassment he stands accused of by over 80 women. “Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys’ use of my (true) statement — that he was not sexually transgressive or physically abusive in our business relationship — as evidence that he was...
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‘The Amazing Race’ 30 finale recap: Which team won the $1 million prize and who came up short? [Updating Live]

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‘The Amazing Race’ 30 finale recap: Which team won the $1 million prize and who came up short? [Updating Live]
After 10 countries, 21 cities and more than 29,000 miles, one team was named the winner of “The Amazing Race” Season 30 in Wednesday’s two-hour finale. At the start of this final leg four teams were still in the hunt for the $1 million prize: “Big Brother” lovebirds Jessica Graf & Cody Nickson, X-Games athletes Kristi Leskinen & Jen Hudak, Indy car drivers Alex Rossi & Conor Daly and dating debators Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak. Which team joined the “Amazing Race” winners list and who came up short?

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Amazing Race” recap of the Season 30 finale, titled “It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure,” to find out what happened Wednesday, February 21. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite and least favorite teams and what you think of this season’s million dollar champions. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.

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Is John Legend’s Jesus Costume Really Just This White T-Shirt? We Asked NBC

Is John Legend’s Jesus Costume Really Just This White T-Shirt? We Asked NBC
What John Legend will be wearing when he plays the son of God in NBC’s upcoming “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” is definitely not something your parents would let you wear to church on Easter Sunday. The first photos of Legend in costume as Jesus Christ were revealed by People on Wednesday, and if you were wondering whether or not that white t-shirt, matching joggers and snazzy kicks (shown in the picture below) were it, well, so were we. TheWrap checked in with NBC to find out if this ultra casual look was Legend’s official costume for the upcoming TV musical. A...
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How This Newspaper in ‘Justice League’ Hints at Where Zack Snyder Might Have Taken DC’s Movieverse

How This Newspaper in ‘Justice League’ Hints at Where Zack Snyder Might Have Taken DC’s Movieverse
We may never know what the original plan for “Justice League” was. The movie obviously underwent some major changes during its production, specifically when directing duties were handed off from Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon. But elements that made their way into the finished film seem to hint at what could have been. We know a lot was added or changed in reshoots, particularly those that included Superman actor Henry Cavill and the CGI treatment used to airbrush off a mustache he’d grown for another role. There are also clues throughout the movie of story threads that seem like they...
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Trump Calls for Guns in Classrooms – 2 Years After Insisting He Wasn’t for Guns in Classrooms

During a White House listening session with students and parents from Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump said that one solution to the recent rash of deadly school shootings might be to allow teachers to apply for concealed carry permits, which would allow them to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. “If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly,” he told the crowd of survivors and families. But the internet was quick to point out that this idea was shut down by Trump himself during the 2016 presidential campaign — and...
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How well do you know your 2018 non-acting Oscar nominees like Agnes Varda, James Ivory, ‘Coco’ … ? [Quiz]

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How well do you know your 2018 non-acting Oscar nominees like Agnes Varda, James Ivory, ‘Coco’ … ? [Quiz]
Hey, all you Oscar trivia buffs! How much do you really know about this year’s group of non-acting nominees? Below, check out our 2018 Oscars quiz. Can You get all 10 questions correct? (See more Gold Derby quizzes.)

French film director Agnes Varda is nominated for Best Documentary Feature for “Faces Places,” but this isn’t her first run-in with the Academy Awards as she was recently recognized with an Honorary Oscar. Varda’s late husband Jacques Demy was also an Oscar nominee, but for which projects?

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

Also of note, James Ivory earned his first-ever writing nomination this year for Best Adapted Screenplay for the coming-of-age drama “Call Me By Your Name.” Ivory was previously nominated as Best Director, but for which three films?

Remember Me” from Pixar’s “Coco” is the latest Best Song nominee to come from an animated film,
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Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón’s ‘Zorro’ Movie

Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón’s ‘Zorro’ Movie
“The Flash’s” Kiersey Clemons will star in Jonás Cuarón’s “Zorro” film “Z” opposite Gael Garcia Bernal.

The film will be written and directed by Cuarón and financed by Lantica Media.

Set in the near future, “Z” reimagines the classic legend based on the beloved masked swashbuckler. The movie is a co-production between Lantica Pictures and Mark Amin’s Sobini Films.

Sobini Films and Lantica Media are producing. Anne-Marie Ross of Pantelion International has launched sales in Berlin and UTA Independent Film Group represents U.S. rights.

Clemons was most recently seen in the Sundance pic “Hearts Beat Loud,” which sold to Sony Pictures Classics following its festival debut. She will also appear in the Jason Blum movie “Sweetheart,” bowing this year, and is still attached to play Iris West in “The Flash” at Warner Bros.

Clemons can be seen next in the TBS comedy “Angie Tribeca” and in the indie “An L.A. Minute.”

She is repped
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TV News Roundup: ‘Scandal’ Books Michael O’Neill in Recurring Guest Role

In today’s roundup, ABC casts Michael O’Neill in a recurring guest star role in the final season of “Scandal” and released a promo trailer for the finale of “The Bachelor Winter Games.” Casting

Michael O’Neill will be a recurring guest star on the final season of “Scandal.” He makes his return to ABC & Shondaland since appearing in the “Grey’s Anatomy” season six two-part finale as Gary Clark, the perpetrator of a mass shooting at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital.

Netflix and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation have cast Jacqueline McKenzie as the lead Kath Sinclair in it’s new political thriller series “Pine Gap.” McKenzie can currently be seen on Australian TV reprising her role as Gabe in “Romper Stomper: Next Gen” for Stan. She will next appear in the miniseries “Safe Harbour,” from NBC/Matchbox; and the feature films, “Three Summers directed by Ben Elton,” “Gateway,” and “Harmony
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Florida Dad Asks Trump: ‘How Many Children Have to Get Shot?’ (Video)

Andrew Pollack, the father of an 18-year-old killed at last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, gave an impassioned speech at President Donald Trump’s “listening session” with shooting victims and families on Wednesday. The grieving father called on the federal government to do more to protect students, saying the country “failed our children.” Pollack said he was speaking to Trump on behalf of his daughter Meadow, who couldn’t speak for herself because her life was cut short by gun violence. “We go to the airport — I can’t get on a plane with a bottle of water, but we leave some...
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