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‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Trailer: Ryan Reynolds, Fred Savage Remind About Movie Release…And Nickelback

Couple of reminders here, courtesy of Ryan Reynolds and Fred Savage: Once Upon a Deadpool hits theaters in two days, and Nickleback has scored a boatload of awards over the years (Junos count). The latest trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Once Upon a Deadpool heralds the Dec. 12 arrival of the PG-13 re-edit (or “reimagining”) of the R-rated Deadpool 2. The kid-friendly (or 13-ish friendly) OUAD will play a limited holiday theatrical engagement through Dec. 24. One dollar of… Read


Patrick Stewart’s ‘Star Trek’ Series, ‘Mayans M.C.’ & ‘Why Women Kill’ Score Tax Credits From California

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On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Patrick Stewart's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard was well known for telling his first officer to "make it so.” Well, it seems that the California Film Commission has followed the Enterprise commander's order to the lucrative letter in its latest round of small screen tax credits allocations. First announced on August 4 that The X-Men franchise alum would be back as Picard on a new CBS All Access expansion of the Trekverse, the "New Star Trek… Read


‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ Tweets The Alleged Trump Response To Mueller

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah claimed last night to have obtained the Donald Trump legal team response to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The “report” was revealed in an extremely long Twitter thread, promising “87 completed pages.” Some of the targets of the spoof: Trump, lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Fox News and its hosts, including Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. Check out some of the tweets here. Visit The Daily Show Twitter accou… Read


‘The Simpsons’ Marks 30th Anniversary With First Episode On Fox & FXX Marathon

“Simpsons, eh? Never heard of it.” Well, Mr. Burns might say that, but any comedy and/or animation fan who has owned a TV in the past three decades knows about The Simpsons, and Fox and FXX are marking the toon’s 30th anniversary with a pair of special events this month. The FX Networks cable net has scheduled a butt-numbing 15-hour Simpsons marathon on December 16, with 30 episodes handpicked by longtime exec producer Al Jean. Featuring one episode from each season, it… Read


‘SNL’: Jason Momoa Takes Page From NBC Playbook In New Promo

Aquaman star Jason Momoa gets a surprise – and lands an even bigger one smack across Beck Bennett’s face – in this week’s Saturday Night Live promo. In the video, this weekend’s host arrives at 30 Rock ready for work. Unrecognized by an NBC page, Momoa is recruited to temporarily man the front desk, and the former Game of Thrones star takes the new gig very seriously indeed. Asked a question by an unidentified caller, Momoa goes in search of the answer, brushing past… Read


‘Dumplin” Review: Jennifer Aniston Shines In Netflix Holiday Comedy That’s Also A Shrine To Dolly Parton


It is pretty futile to try to resist the charms of the new Netflix comedy Dumplin’, which the streamer is unwrapping just in time for the holidays. There is really nothing startlingly new about this concept or even its execution, but the sheer fun and smiles that it brings are more welcome than they ever were at this time. It is a good-spirited story, oft told, about the importance of being true to who you are inside even if others try to put you down or say you can’t… Read


‘Grace And Frankie’ Gets Season 5 Premiere Date On Netflix

Netflix has set January 18 for the Season 5 premiere of Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as the respective title characters. As the press notes puts it — and fans of the series will understand: “They're back, and out of f*cks to give.” Check out an announcement GIF below. That’s not the first time the series’ has had a racy season-premiere date announcement. Back in February 2017, Netflix touted G&F‘s return using the title duo’s vibrator products… Read


Comedy Central Sets Lineups For January Stand-Up Month Specials

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Comedy Central has announced the lineups for its January Stand-Up Month, including four new one-hour specials, and talent for a new digital series of half-hour specials under two different banners. The January Stand-Up Month will feature new specials from Ron Funches (@midnight, The Half Hour), James Davis (Hood Adjacent with James Davis), Chris Distefano (Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, The Half Hour) and Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Roy Wood Jr.… Read


How ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Fed Melissa McCarthy’s Love Of Exploring The Defense Mechanisms Of Flawed People

Melissa McCarthy landed an Oscar nomination for her breakout turn in Paul Feig's Bridesmaids, which started a string of comedy blockbusters for the pair. Now she's back in the conversation with Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which may be considered one of her first dramatic turns, but only to those who have failed to catch the deftness of her talent on display even in the most outrageous comedies. She plays Lee Israel, a respected biographer struggling to pay the bills who… Read


‘Fuller House’ Season 4 Trailer: Holidays, Romance & One Getting-Bigger Happy Family

It’s Christmastime as we revisit the Tanner-Fuller clan, and rekindled love is in the wintry air. Yes, finally it’s time for “America’s Couple” — as DJ (Candace Cameron-Bure) and Steve (Scott Weinger) are called in the Season 4 Fuller House trailer — to give it a go. “Deej, we’ve been waiting 25 years, OK?” Steve tells her as the full house looks on. “We owe it to ourselves once and for all to just see how we are as a couple.” Check out the aww-inspiring moment above… Read


Jason Momoa, Matt Damon To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ In December

Jason Momoa and Matt Damon each will host Saturday Night Live in December, rounding out the month’s original episodes following Claire Foy’s previously announced Dec. 1 appearance. Momoa, star of the upcoming Aquaman, will host SNL on Dec. 8, his first time. Musical guest will be Mumford & Sons, returning for their third outing to promote their new album Delta. Damon hosts on Dec. 15, his second hosting stint, and his first SNL appearance since his show-stealing surprise… Read


Bob Dylan Makes Silent Thanksgiving Visit With Jimmy Fallon, Leaves Whiskey Traces

Bob Dylan let his new whiskey do the talking during a pre-taped, unbilled appearance on last night’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The bit came about 2/3 of the way through the show – after guest Jerry Seinfeld had already surprised the crowd by beginning Fallon’s monologue while the usual host was still stuffing his face with Thanksgiving deliciousness (see that clip below). Fallon set up the Dylan surprise (watch it above) by telling his audience that he and a… Read