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Texas Congressman-Elect Dan Crenshaw Reaches Out To ‘SNL’s Pete Davidson After Troubling Instagram Post

The rivalry-turned-unlikely friendship between Texas Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw and Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson continues to blossom after Davidson received backlash for a joke about the vet’s eyepatch. In fact, the two are showing us how decent human beings should act regardless of political views. After Davidson posted a troubling post last week, Crenshaw reached out to the SNL cast member to give him some words of encouragement. During an interview with… Read

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CBS Has Been Paying Les Moonves’ Legal Fees

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CBS’ board fired Les Moonves on Monday, seemingly puncturing a hole in his $120 million golden parachute. But a little-noticed clause in Moonves’ employment contract indicates that CBS has been picking up its former chief executive’s legal bills since he left the company in September. That would appear to incentivize Moonves to challenge the board’s decision in a confidential arbitration proceeding — though the executive said in an interview Tuesday that he has yet to… Read

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‘Mom’: Season 7 Hinges On New Deals With Stars Anna Faris & Allison Janney As Duo Seeks Salary Increases

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The Big Bang Theory is already set to end its run with its current 12th season. But could CBS lose both of Chuck Lorre’s long-running comedy series? The Lorre-executive produced Mom is in the midst of its sixth season, the last under stars Anna Faris and Allison Jamey's original contracts. I hear CBS would like to get another season of the praised sitcom, which is currently the network’s #3 comedy series among total viewers and adults 18-49 behind Lorre’s Big Bang and Youn… Read

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Michelle Obama Tells Jimmy Fallon Her Thought While Boarding Air Force One On Trump Inauguration Day: “Bye, Felicia”

The Tonight Shows Jimmy Fallon hosted book-touring former First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, showing a photo of her with President Barack Obama on Donald Trump’s inauguration day, waiving from Air Force One, asking what had been on her mind at that moment. “Bye, Felicia,” Michelle responded, speaking volumes and reducing Fallon to giggles. “A lot was going on that day,” added Obama, who was making her first visit to Fallon’s show while promoting her book, Becoming. By… Read

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Jimmy Fallon Reunites With ‘SNL’ Cast And Ariana Grande For Festive “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” Performance

Donning holiday sweaters amidst a flurry of fake snow, Jimmy Fallon joined by Ariana Grande and reunited with fellow Saturday Night Live alums Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan and Horatio Sanz for an encore performance of their low-tech, yet festive tune “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” on The Tonight Show. Watching the performance, it was as if we were transported to 2000 when the quartet performed the song for the first time on SNLWith Sanz on lead vocals and Fallon on keys… Read

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Hollywood Anti-Harassment Commission Developing System To Aid Freelancers

The Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality said Tuesday it has plans to develop a code of conduct, a response system and anti-bias training programs "to prioritize the protection of thousands of freelance entertainment industry workers who are not currently covered by existing workplace structures and HR departments." The plans are among the first initiatives to be announced by the commission almost exactly a year after… Read

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‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Casts Dylan Walsh; Ken Kirby Books ‘Grand Hotel’

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Unforgettable alum Dylan Walsh is set for a recurring role opposite Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan on ABC’s dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, from Bill Lawrence, Dave Hemingson and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Hemingson, Whiskey Cavalier, from WBTV and Lawrence's studio-based Doozer Prods., follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) — played by Foley — who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with quick, cunning and completely… Read

Film

‘Bumblebee’ Review: Toy-Driven Franchise Miraculously Transformed Just In Time For Holidays

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After five bruising and very loud Transformers movies, each with diminishing returns even for fans of the Michael Bay-directed series, I assumed we were done with the toy-turned-franchise. Well, it turns out Bay was done, but the series lives on in another form as a prequel and origin story for its most lovable piece of heavy metal, Bumblebee, the B-127 robot disguised as a Volkswagen. Considering my lack of admiration for the previous editions, I had zero expectations… Read

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Penny Marshall: A Life & Career In Pictures

The actress and filmmaker who went from recurring on The Odd Couple to starring in one of the biggest sitcoms of the 1970s to producing and/or directing studio features including Big and A League of Their Own has left us. Penny Marshall died Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home at 75, leaving behind a legacy of revered and respected work in front of and behind the camera. Click on the image above to launch a photo gallery of her career. Marshall played Laverne DeFazio… Read

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Nash Grier, ‘Dance Moms’ Nia Sioux, D’Ambrosio Twins, & Nina Kiri To Star In Indie Film ‘The Code’

EXCLUSIVE: Social media star Nash Grier, Dance Moms original Nia Sioux, twins Bianca and Chiara D'Ambrosio (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), and Nina Kiri (The Handmaid’s Tale) have all been tapped as leads in The Code, a sci-fi adventure feature written and directed by Tony Aloupis (Safelight, Sugar). Co-produced by Origin Entertainment and Hacienda Film Co., the film is set in the distant future, in an age where humans have enjoyed centuries of peace, prosperity, and… Read

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Cathy Schulman & Jeff Gaspin Developing TV Series Adaptation Of ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ Novel With ‘FOTB’s Laura McCreary

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winning producer Cathy Schulman (Crash) and former NBCUniversal TV Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin and his Gaspin Media have acquired the rights to Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer’s just-published novel Mr. Nice Guy, to develop for television. Fresh Off The Boat co-executive producer Laura McCreary will pen the TV adaptation for the half-hour dramedy series. Schulman will produce via her Welle Entertainment with Gaspin and Tony Sabistina through… Read

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Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Script: Closely Guarded Until Now – Read It In Full

EXCLUSIVE: Famously, when writer-director Alfonso Cuarón set out to shoot Roma—his singular black-and-white period piece, examining memories from his childhood in Mexico City—he kept his script close to the vest. During production, his actors, many of them non-professional, were asked to focus only on the moment at hand, rendering the truth in that. Behind the scenes, it was only the rare collaborator, like production designer Eugenio Caballero, who was allowed to read… Read