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The Roots Cancel SXSW Concert After Bomb Threat

The Tonight Show house band The Roots had to cancel their SXSW concert tonight at Austin’s Fair Market due to a bomb threat. At first, local news sources were saying that the Grammy-winning band had to cancel their concert due to a “security concern.” The Austin Chronicle then reported that the abrupt cancelation was due to a bomb threat. Roots drummer Questlove tweeted about the cancellation of the concert and then posted an Instagram story (which has since been deleted)… Read


‘SNL’: Anderson Cooper Addresses White House Firings; John Goodman & Fred Armisen Make Surprise Visits

Alex Moffat brought his Anderson Cooper to an all-star cold open in tonight which addressed the recent White House firings which included acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. McCabe didn’t make an appearance, but Tillerson popped up in all his flustered glory in the form of special guest John Goodman — who was soon joined on the stage by another crop of special guests including Fred Armisen as Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff… Read


‘Will & Grace’ Cast React To Season 3 Renewal; Talk Favorite Guest Stars

With the Will & Grace revival’s Season 3 renewal announcement, fans rejoiced at PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Saturday. This will also be a longer run than the previous season, said creator/executive producer Max Mutchnick. “We have been picked up for five more episodes next year, so we're not doing 13, we're doing 18,” he said, while cast members Debra Messing and Eric McCormack got up and did a little dance on the PaleyFest stage, and Megan Mullally kicked up her legs up… Read


‘Will & Grace’ Revival Renewed For Season 3 By NBC, Season 2 Expanded

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The Will & Grace revival is getting another very early renewal. With two episodes left to air from of its first season, NBC has ordered an 18-episode third season for fall 2019. That would be the multi-camera comedy’s 11th season overall, including its original eight-season run on NBC. The network picked up the Will & Grace revival for a 13-episode second season in August, ahead of its September debut. That second season, slated for fall 2018, has now been expanded from… Read


Ellen Barkin Says “Never Get Into An Elevator Alone With Terry Gilliam” After His Criticism Of #MeToo Movement

Animal Kingdom star Ellen Barkin took to Twitter today in the wake of Terry Gilliam’s comments on the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement saying, “My hard won advice: never get into an elevator alone with [Terry Gilliam].” The Emmy-award winning actress didn’t expand on her tweet, but it certainly raised some eyebrows in the Twitterverse. This is not the first time Barkin has come forward about Gilliam. Earlier this year, she said, “Oh [Terry Gilliam], why couldn't you keep… Read


Kathy Griffin Comeback Show At Carnegie Hall Nearly Sells Out In A Day

A week after announcing on Real Time with Bill Maher that she would be resuming U.S. touring, comedian-provocateur Kathy Griffin told fans today that her Carnegie Hall show in New York nearly sold out in the first 24 hours they were on sale. Griffin announced an eight-stop tour of North America last week, a list of dates that does not include the Carnegie Hall visit and another one to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “I’m in shock,” she said on Twitter. “For most of… Read


Trump-Linked Cambridge Analytica Stole Data From 50M Facebook Users And “Targeted Their Inner Demons” – Report

UPDATED with Cambridge Analytica repsponse: Cambridge Analytica has gone on a Twitter blitz in response to allegations it manipulated purloined Facebook user data while working as a consultant to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Eight of the tweets went out in a single storm; others were responses to individual queries from journalists and others. Among other claims, the company said it did not harvest data from Facebook and is in compliance with the social… Read


‘Harry & Meghan’ Teaser: First Look At The Lifetime Royal Romance

Lifetime is serving up some serious on-brand romance in the first look at their upcoming Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. Fans of everything royal will bathe in the fairytale courtship the TV movie has to offer — ahead of the real-life wedding of the titular Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The 20-second teaser (watch below) will leave you starry-eyed and swooning while the British prince (Murray Fraser) sweeps the Suits actress Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley) off her… Read


Charlize Theron Says Arming Teachers With Guns Is “So Outrageous”

Oscar award-winning actress Charlize Theron is the latest figure from Hollywood to come forward and express her opinion on gun control — specifically the idea of arming teachers. She said that adding more guns to the situation is “so outrageous.” On Saturday, Theron spoke at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai and addressed the topic of guns, which has been making headlines since the multitude of school shootings that have happened since 2018, with the latest… Read


‘Scandal’ Wraps Production Of Series Finale In A Blaze Of Social-Media Glory

As Scandal finished production of its series finale last night, the ABC series kicked up some more of its trademark social-media dust. In the wee hours of this morning, creator Shonda Rhimes tweeted, “And that’s a wrap on #scandal. A lot of tears. A lot of love. Forever grateful for every second.” She followed that with a tweet showing a picture of the show’s Truman Balcony set, and added thanks to the cast and crew. The finale of the show’s seventh and final series will… Read


NCAA Nabs Friday’s Top Spot, ‘MasterChef Junior’ Strong, ‘Taken’ Grabs Season High Crowd

CBS dominated Friday with Night 2 of NCAA hoops tournament play; 3-hour coverage scored a 1.2 demo rating and 4.46 million viewers. Early morning stats showed a 10% drop from 8-11 PM in metered market household ratings compared to year ago, but those very early stats are subject to significant adjustments later in day. A shocking game that did not air on CBS didn’t help the numbers, as TNT showed 16th-seeded University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s win over top-seeded… Read


‘First Match’ And ‘TransMilitary’ Are Among SXSW Audience Award Winners

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As it wraps up its 25th anniversary edition in Austin, the SXSW Film Festival announced its Audience Award winners, with the list headed by narrative First Match and documentary TransMilitary. First Match is a Netflix drama written and directed by Olivia Newman about a Brooklyn girl who finds her way by competing against boys in high school wrestling. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four American transgender troops defending their country's freedom while fighting… Read