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‘Gilmore Girls’ Rory Gilmore Drops In On Michelle Obama To Discuss Let Girls Learn

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As advertorial tie-ins go, this one isn’t so hard to like. As part of the ramp up to the return of Gilmore Girls later this year on Netflix, Alexis Bledel appeared in the video above with First Lady Michelle Obama posted earlier today on Twitter. Helping the First Lady promote her Let Girls Learn initiative, Bledel, in-character as Rory Gilmore, shows up to the White House to drop off a massive number of books for the initiative, treating the great classics of western… Read

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‘Crossroads Of History’ Creator Elizabeth Shapiro On Humor In Tragedy And How The Present Is “History’s Waistline” – Awardsline

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Crossroads Of History might be the funniest show you’re not watching. Made in partnership with Maker Studios and Trium and debuting earlier this year as part of The History Channel’s new late night comedy block, the series offers up bite sized chunks of comedy – 10 minutes or so each – drawn from some of the strangest, most tragic or just downright obscure moments from human history, reenacted by a roster of acclaimed comedians. But before you draw comparisons to shows… Read

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‘Now You See Me 2’ Conjuring Record China Weekend Bow For Lionsgate – Intl Box Office

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Lionsgate on Friday had its biggest opening day ever in China with Now You See Me 2, and is now looking at a record three-day. The sequel to the 2013 summer hit pulled $14.8M out of its hat yesterday in the Middle Kingdom — a magical increase of 790% in local currency and 679% in U.S. dollars versus the first film. Through Saturday, the two-day total is $36.4M (240.4M rmb) sending the film to a potential $50M China weekend which would be Lionsgate’s biggest ever opening… Read

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‘Game Of Thrones’: “Winter” Is Coming And There Will (Probably) Be Blood

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Tomorrow night sees the final episode of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season, “Winds of Winter,” directed like last week’s epic “Battle of the Bastards” by Miguel Sapochnik. The title refers to the still-unreleased sixth novel in George R.R. Martin’ A Song of Ice And Fire series, but reveals nothing specific. Given the fast pace of the season and the important events unfolding, it’s likely serious changes are inbound. Which means, as it always does, the certain death of several… Read

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ESPN, NBC, CBS & Fox Benched In NFL Sunday Ticket Suit

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ESPN, NBC, CBS and Fox were dropped Friday from the class-action antitrust lawsuit that alleged DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket customers were unfairly treated by anti-competitive pricing and restrictive supply. Friday’s amended complaint indicates that only the NFL and DirecTV — and not CBS, NBC, Fox or ESPN — will continue as defendants in the case. The lawsuit stems from cases that began last summer when various bars and restaurants began to oppose the prices they paid the NFL… Read

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Aziz Ansari Calls Out Donald Trump’s “Hate Speech” In Hard-Hitting Opinion Column

In a powerful, poignant and angry opinion column for The New York Times, Aziz Ansari is speaking out against the anti-Muslim “hate speech” of Donald Trump and others following last week’s Orlando mass shooting, the deadliest in U.S. history. “Today, with the presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and others like him spewing hate speech,” writes Ansari in an op-ed headlined Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family, “prejudice is reaching new levels. It's visceral, and… Read

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Kanye West ‘Famous’: Rapper Unveils Shocking Video Featuring Naked Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby & More

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You didn’t ask for it but somehow Kanye West sensed that what the world needed was an insane break from an even weirder week. In a master stroke of great timing, the Rapper picked the night after Brexit for the debut of the official music video for “Famous”, the new single from his latest record The Life of Pablo, delivering an absolute shocker that answers a question few people have asked: what would Donald Trump look like naked in bed with Rihanna and Taylor Swift? The… Read

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Lionsgate’s ‘Dirty 30’ Gets Release Date; Former WWE Star Bill Goldberg To Topline & Produce Action Pic ‘Bauer’

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Lionsgate’s upcoming comedy Dirty 30, starring social media stars and comedians Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig, and Hannah Hart has received an official release date, and will hit select theaters and VOD September 23, with DVD release following September 27 exclusively at Target. The announcement was made today at VidCon 2016. The film follows three lifelong friends, Kate, Evie, and Charlie, who vow to throw a raging party for Kate’s 30th birthday to escape the rut they’ve… Read

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Maggie Grace Joins Comedy Heist Pic ‘Supercon’; Talitha Bateman Joins ‘Annabelle 2’

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Following her joining the crime thriller Category 5, Maggie Grace has added another heist pic to her resume, joining the cast of Zak Knutson’s geek culture/crime comedy Supercon. Supercon follows a motley group of comic book artists and former TV stars earning a living working fan conventions who set out to rob a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon. Grace will star as Allison McNealy, a cute, artsy comic artist making drawings for cash. Joey Tufaro is… Read

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Wild West Adds Allison Janney & Michael Kenneth Williams To ‘F Is For Family’, Gets ‘Undeniable With Joe Buck’ Renewal

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Allison Janney and Michael Kenneth Williams have joined the second season cast of Netflix animated series F Is For Family, from Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Television and Gaumont Television. Created by Bill Burr and Emmy winner Michael Price (The Simpsons) F Is For Family follows the Murphy family in the 1970s — a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport. Janney and Williams join a cast that includes Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, and… Read

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‘Suicide Squad’s Jared Leto On The Joker As “Role Of A Lifetime”, Interviewing Edward Snowden & Creative Freedom – Awardsline

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EXCLUSIVE: "I found it a real honor to be asked to continue the tradition," Jared Leto says of playing Batman's decades-long archenemy The Joker in Warner Bros’ upcoming Suicide Squad. An Oscar winner, a musician with his band 30 Seconds To Mars and a documentarian, Leto also has been trying his hand as an interviewer with the hefty likes of Edward Snowden, Jeff Koons and ex-VP Al Gore through his AOL Build series Beyond The Horizon. Having debuted October 6 last year… Read

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Brexit Reactions: Late-Night Comics And Pals Race To Keep Pace With Donald Trump

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Donald Trump doesn’t have the corner on Brexit reactions that made people sit up and take notice today. Late-night TV hosts and other comics contributed energetically. Trump set the bar pretty high when, flying to Scotland for the opening of Trump Turnberry, he forecast the vote would be great for his golf resort’s business: “Look, if the pound goes down, they’re gonna do more business,” the presumptive GOP nominee enthused. “You know, when the pound goes down, more… Read