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‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Review: Dominic Patten Calls A TKO Win

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You'd be hard pressed to find a weirder show on TV than Mike Tyson Mysteries – and I mean that in the best way, as I say in my video review above. The series from Warner Bros Animation and producer Hugh Davidson debuts tonight on Adult Swim. From Round 1 onward, as my video review says, the homage to Hanna Barbera's classic Saturday morning shows of the 1970s is a knockout. And yes, that is really Mike Tyson providing the voice of Mike Tyson in the blue tracksuit (or… Read

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Marcia Strassman Dead: Starred In ‘Welcome Back Kotter,’ ‘Honey I Shrunk The Kids’

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Actress Marcia Strassman has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman confirmed. Though Marcia Strassman acted in a wide range of TV shows and feature films, she was best known for her lead roles in the TV show Welcome Back Kotter and the comedy feature Honey I Shrunk the Kids and its sequel, Honey I Blew Up the Kids. Strassman also served on the national board of the Screen Actors Guild. “She was the funniest, smartest… Read

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Jake Gyllenhaal Interviewed By Hawk Koch: “I Love The Abrasion” – Produced By NY

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The first NYC edition of the PGA's `Produced By' confab launched this morning with a conversation between former PGA president and producer Hawk Koch and Nightcrawler's Jake Gyllenhaal, also in town prepping for his Broadway debut in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Constellations. Pointing out that Gyllenhaal already is a certified film star (with an Oscar nomination for Brokeback Mountain behind him all the way up through his "amazing performance" in Nightcrawler… Read

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samsung Sign UHD Short-Film Deal

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will direct a digital video short in 4K ultra-high-definition, using a moderately priced new Samsung camera under a deal announced this morning by the electronics giant. Former child star Gordon-Levitt has become something of a mini-media empire as an adult with his music, film, TV and online efforts. He has previously directed several projects, mostly shorts, but also the 2013 comedy feature film Don Jon, with Scarlett Johansson. That film, with an… Read

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Keira Knightley Sets Broadway Debut As Thérèse Raquin At Roundabout Theatre Company

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Score a huge one for Todd Haimes, longtime artistic director of the nonprofit Roundabout empire. The company, which operates three Broadway venues, will launch its 50th anniversary season next October with Keira Knightley as Emile Zola's adulterous heroine, in Thérèse Raquin, perennial catnip for playwrights and screenwriters. Haimes commissioned the latest adaptation, by Helen Edmundson. It was first presented in summer 2014 at the UK's Bath Theatre Royal (Knightley was… Read

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‘Faking It’ Gets Order For 10 More Episodes From MTV

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Four episodes into Faking It's 10-episode second season, MTV has ordered 10 more episodes of the scripted comedy series, bringing its second season to 20 episodes. Faking it opened its second season with 1.043 million viewers, down slightly from the series premiere of 1.165 million in Live+same day. Created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov and executive produced by Carter Covington, Faking It is a romantic comedy about two best friends, Karma (Katie Stevens) and Amy… Read

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Barbara Walters’ ‘10 Most Fascinating People’ Resurrected

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“Never mind,” ABC  said — or words to that effect — about last year's announcement Babs Walters was ending her 10 Most Fascinating People Of Fill In The Year franchise. This morning, the network said it has decided to bring back Babs and her long-running special and that this year she will interview Neil Patrick Harris — who just happens to have been named host of the next Oscarcast which will be broadcast by ABC — as well as Chelsea Handler, Scarlett Johansson and — you… Read

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Michelle Williams Exits CAA For WME

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On the heels of CAA's $225 million majority-stake deal with TPG, three-time Oscar nominee and client Michelle Williams has jumped to WME, signing with the rival agency in all areas. The Oz the Great and Powerful and Take This Waltz star earned her Oscar nods for acclaimed turns in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, and most recently My Week With Marilyn, in which she played the iconic Marilyn Monroe. She's currently on Broadway playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret for Rob… Read

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Stephen Colbert Mocks Apple As New Chief Of Secrecy – Video

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Stephen Colbert played funnyman at today's Apple event in California, by way of plugging his final few weeks on Comedy Central and his move to CBS. Apple, meanwhile, was unveiling its thinnest-ever iPad at its Cupertino headquarters, and trying to make light of its accidental release of new iPad images the previous day. Showcasing the OS X Yosemite operating system that enables users to transfer phone calls between their computers and iPhones, Apple's SVP Software Design C… Read

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‘Mockingjay’ Trailer: ‘Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence Surveys The Damage

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The latest Hunger Games trailer for Mockingjay Part 1 has arrived, a short one, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) being flown to a District 12 that was on the wrong end of the Capitol's attentions. Lionsgate is distributing the film, the first part of the last book in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film debuts Nov. 21. Just guessing this trailer will be nearly as popular as the two released last quarter, which were among the most popular on YouTube. What do you… Read

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Jim Carrey To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ Oct. 25 Ahead of ‘Dumber To’ Debut

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Jim Carrey will host Saturday Night Live for its Oct. 25 episode, the show announced during last night's broadcast. Up-and-coming electronic diva Iggy Azalea will be the musical guest. Carrey's appearance is tied to the long-in-arriving sequel Dumb and Dumber To, costarring Jeff Daniels, due to debut in theaters Nov. 14.  Dumb and Dumber To also stars Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden and Rob… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Jan Hooks Tribute [VIDEO]

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Saturday Night Live paid a sweet and understated tribute to one of its own, Jan Hooks, who died on Thursday at 57. Hooks spent five seasons on the show between 1986 and 1991 (with continuing cameos for years afterward). The tribute, introduced by alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, features a wonderfully gentle and unusual clip featuring Phil Hartman, another SNL alum who died far too soon, is… Read

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