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‘Riverdale’: Penelope Ann Miller Joins Season 3 Cast Of CW Series

A new lawyer is headed to Riverdale. Penelope Ann Miller has been cast play district attorney Ms. Wright in the upcoming third season of the CW series. The casting hints to the potential fate of Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa), who was hauled off to jail at the end of Season 2 after being framed by Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) for the murder of a Shadow Lake resident named Cassidy. The savvy, eloquent Ms. Wright is the prosecuting attorney in charge of handling Archie's case… Read

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‘Supernatural’ Team Talks Episode 300 & Return Of Fan Favorites For Season 14 – Comic-Con

Supernatural, the longest running sci-fi genre series on prime time television took their traditional Sunday spot in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Now entering its 14th season, the cast and creators from the CW series talked about Moderated by Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict (both appear on the show), the panel included the Winchesters Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as well as Misha Collins and Comic-Con first-timer Alexander Calvert. Executive producers and… Read

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Selma Blair Calls On Disney’s Marvel To Rehire James Gunn: “This Man Is One Of The Good Ones”

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Selma Blair, who last year detailed to Vanity Fair the sexual harassment she faced in auditioning for filmmaker James Toback, has tweeted her support to James Gunn, encouraging her followers to sign a Change.org petition to have the filmmaker re-hired on Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 and exclaiming, “This man is one of the good ones.” Gunn was fired swiftly by Disney on Friday after Fox News and other right-wing media outlets unearthed some old social… Read

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Pop & Rock: ‘Mamma Mia! 2’ Plays $42M On Offshore Jukebox, ‘Skyscraper’ Tops China – International Box Office

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Refresh for latest: The international box office smorgasbord this weekend was led — outside China — by Universal's new entry Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again which belted out $42.4M to top the 2008 movie's start in 34 out of 41 launch markets. The sun-kissed summer sequel, directed by Ol Parker, was first in line at No. 1 in 24 openings. Combined with domestic, the global launch is $76.8M. The tuneful offshore bow comes in 2nd overall with Universal/Legendary’s Dwayne… Read

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Kurt Sutter Revs ‘Mayans M.C.’ Past ‘Sons Of Anarchy’s Shadow, Border Politics, Being Outspoken In A #MeToo Moment & Trump’s Tiny Hands: Comic-Con

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EXCLUSIVE: During the celebrated run of Sons of Anarchy, creator Kurt Sutter made a tradition of giving the fleeing masses of San Diego Comic-Con something to stay for on its final day. He’s revived that Jimi Hendrix-at-Woodstock tradition in Hall H today, where he will launch Mayans M.C., the FX spinoff series that focuses on the Latino motorcycle club that became a bigger and bigger part of the Sons series over time. The new show, which Sutter created with Elgin James… Read

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sends Universal Past $1B Mark At Domestic B.O.

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Even though Universal’s original ABBA sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was unexpectedly beat by Sony’s Equalizer 2 for the No. 1 spot at the North American’s weekend box office, $35.8 million to $34.4 million, the Universal City studio can celebrate that its clicked past the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office today. It marks the lot’s eighth time in a row to eclipse the milestone. Universal currently ranks second for the year behind Disney, which has amassed… Read

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‘McQueen’ Stylish And ‘Blindspotting’ Solid In Debuts, ‘Eighth Grade’ Gets High Marks In Week 2 – Specialty Box Office

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UPDATED with more info: Bleecker Street was looking to capture the nonfiction zeitgeist of this spring and summer's robust runs of popular documentaries like Won't You Be My Neighbor?, RBG and Three Identical Strangers, and it appears to have dazzled with its Tribeca premiere McQueen. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, the title about late British fashion sage Alexander McQueen grossed $96,928 in four theaters this weekend in its debut, an average of $24,232 per… Read

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Jeanine Pirro Thanks Whoopi Goldberg For Making Her Book No. 1 On Bestseller List

As expected, Judge Jeanine Pirro wasted no time responding to her heated showdown with Whoopi Goldberg on The View Thursday. At the top of her Fox News show Justice on Saturday, Pirro sarcastically thanked Goldberg for helping her book make it to No. 1 on the bestseller list. “I much preferred you (Goldberg) in the movie Ghost than on The View,” Pirro snarked. (It was a reply to Goldberg’s earlier statement to Pirro, in which Goldberg said "Jeanine, good luck with your… Read

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Elmarie Wendel Dies: ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’ Actress Was 89

Actress Elmarie Wendel, best known for her role as the eccentric Mrs. Dubcek on NBC’s long-running sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun, has died. Her daughter, actress J.C. Wendel, confirmed her mother’s death on Instagram (see below).  No cause of death was given. Wendel was 89. Wendel began her career on the stage in New York City in both Broadway and off-Broadway productions. She joined the national touring company of Annie, which brought her to Los Angeles, and a successful… Read

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Shocker: ‘Mamma Mia 2’ Meets B.O. Waterloo As ‘Equalizer 2’ Is The No. 1 Winner That Takes It All With $35M+

6th Update, Sunday AM: With chart In a box office defeat that no one anticipated, Denzel Washington’s first sequel ever, Equalizer 2, stole most of the No. 1 money away from Universal’s Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, $35.8M to $34.4M. Even more for Sony to relish is that Equalizer 2 beat its first chapter’s $34.1M opening plus it’s the second back-to-back No. 1 opening for Sony this summer after last weekend’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Mamma Mia 2 also improved… Read

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Judy Craymer Rides High On ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Success And Explains How Meryl Streep Did Surrender

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The cynics are defeated; Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again has won the war. On track for a near-$40m opening weekend, critics couldn't escape if they wanted to, and audiences have promised to love ABBA jukebox musicals forevermore. It's another remarkable achievement for Littlestar chief Judy Craymer, who produced both films in the expanding Mamma Mia! Cinematic Universe (with Gary Goetzman) and has been the architect of bringing ABBA's music to the stage and screen for more… Read

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SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Two Contracts Including Network Code Worth $200 Million Annually, Not $400 Million

The SAG-AFTRA national board has overwhelmingly approved terms of a new contract called the Network Code – which covers a wide range of non-primetime programs aired on the Big Four broadcast networks including soap operas, game shows, talk shows and quiz shows, as well as sports and variety shows. The pact now goes to the union's members for final ratification. The national board Saturday also unanimously approved a first-ever tentative agreement with Telemundo Television… Read