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Jimmy Kimmel Returns To Brooklyn, Vowing To Be “As Artisanal As It Gets”

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Jimmy Kimmel kicked off his third time doing his ABC late-night show from Brooklyn noting, “Last time we were here, people asked, ‘Will you ever come back?’ And I said ‘Only if you promise to open 2,000 new cold-press juice shops’.” “And you did. So here we are. You kept your word, I keep my word,” Kimmel enthused. “And it's especially great to be able to do our show here at BAM [Brooklyn Academy of Music] one last time before they turn it into a Whole Foods store.” His… Read

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Trevor Noah Probes Chicago Murder Rate To Kick Off ‘The Daily Show’ Windy City Week

Trevor Noah is in Chicago this week, for The Daily Show Undesked Chicago 2017: Let's Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold. For opening night, he took the obvious route, breaking down the town’s reputation as the most dangerous city in America. The South African comic told his very receptive Athenaeum Theatre audience that murder rates are higher in St. Louis, Baltimore, Memphis, and Cleveland. "It really sucks that people call Chicago the most dangerous city in America… Read

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Univision Goes Dark On Verizon FiOS In Carriage Dispute

In a surprise move, Univision was dropped from Verizon FiOS today at about 5 PM East Coast time, where most of the 5 million or so affected customers are. The Spanish-language broadcaster issued a statement about the channel-drop this afternoon: At 5pm EST on October 16, 2017, entirely without warning, Verizon pulled Univision's signal from both its FiOS and mobile platforms, leaving consumers without access to the news, information and entertainment they rely on. Verizon… Read

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John Dunsworth Dies: The ‘Trailer Park Boys’ Actor Was 71

John Dunsworth, who is known for his role of Jim Lahey on the hit Canadian cult mockumentary series Trailer Park Boys died today at the age of 71. His daughter and actress on the series, Sarah took to Twitter to announce the news. “With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away,” she wrote. “John left this world peacefully after a short and… Read

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Netflix Plans 80 Movies In 2018, Up From Eight In Current Quarter; “People Will Start Seeing The Potential”

Aiming for a level of output not seen since the two-reeler silent movie days, Netflix plans to put out a new original movie on average every four and a half days in 2018, for an eye-popping total of 80 releases, content chief Ted Sarandos said after today’s release of third-quarter earnings. That level compares with eight in the quarter that ended September 30, Sarandos said. His brief comments came during a 40-minute video conversation between a single analysts and the… Read

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Cher Dances Her Way Into ‘Mamma Mia!’ Sequel

The ABBA movie musical sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! has added the legendary Cher to the cast. The Oscar-winning actress has been posting tweets teasing her involvement in the film. Details about her role have been kept under wraps, but the single-named icon took to Twitter to post lyrics to ABBA’s “Fernando” and tweeted “Just went through two dance numbers. Everyone’s great” leading us to believe that she was rehearsing for the Ol Parker-directed Universal movie… Read

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‘Better Call Saul’s Michael Mando Joins Jesse Eisenberg In ‘The Hummingbird Project’

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Mando, currently part of the main cast for AMC’s Better Call Saul, has been cast in Kim Nguyen’s drama, The Hummingbird Project, along with previously announced Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, and Alexander Skarsgard. The film follows New York native cousin, Vincent and Anton, who are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, with a dream to build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. Nguyen… Read

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Jordan Peele, Channing Dungey & More Named As Honorees At AAFCA’s Special Achievement Ceremony

The African American Film Critics Association have set Get Out's Jordan Peele, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, LA Film Festival president Claudia Puig, and Alcon Entertainment's Co-CEO's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove as honorees at the organization’s annual Special Achievement Luncheon, which is part its 9th Annual Awards Program. As part of its program, AAFCA, which reps the world's largest group of black film critics, has deemed 2017 as the Year of… Read

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Netflix Gains 5.3M Global Subs In Q3 As Stock Sets Record; Says Bid For Weinstein Co “Extremely Unlikely”

UPDATED with executive comments: The Netflix juggernaut shows few signs of slowing. After the close of trading today, the company reported a 49% year-over-year increase in global subscribers in the third quarter. The global tally now stands at 104 million. In the quarter, Netflix added 850,000 new customers in the U.S., to hit 52.77 million overall, and internationally it signed up 4.45 million for a total of 56.48 million. The news sent company shares through the ceiling… Read

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The CW Buys ‘Dead Inside’ Supernatural Cop Drama Produced By Bill Lawrence

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The CW has put in development Dead Inside, an hourlong drama from writer Katie Lovejoy, Warner Bros. TV and Bill Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer Productions. In Dead Inside, penned by Lovejoy, after surviving an explosion that killed her hotshot detective big brother, an underachieving beat cop starts seeing his ghost, flipping their sibling dynamic on its head and allowing her to truly live her life for the first time, as they work together to help crime victims both… Read

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‘Name That Tune’ Revival In Works At CBS

EXCLUSIVE: CBS is rebooting Name That Tune. The network has ordered a pilot for a new, updated version of the classic music game show. The new Name That Tune was developed by Ralph Rubenstein and Noah Rubenstein of Prestige Entertainment Group, which owns rights to the title. The two executive produce with veteran reality showrunner David Hurwitz (Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Fear Factor) and reality agent-turned-producer/manager John Ferriter of The… Read

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Lionsgate Sets Release Date For Animated Film ‘Condorito: La Pelicula’; Breaking Glass Dates SXSW Pic ‘Inheritance’

Lionsgate/Pantelion Films’ Spanish-language animated comedy, Condorito: La Pelicula, will get a limited release on January 12, 2018. From directors Alex Orrelle and Eduardo Schuldt, the film features the voices of Omar Chaparro, Jessica Cediel, Cristian de la Fuente, and Coco Legrand. Based on a Latin American comic strip, Condorito: La Pelicula follows the famous character Condorito (Chaparro), who is ready to propose to Yayita (Cediel) and tie the feather- er, knot, but… Read