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Hollywood Father’s Day Celebrated With Online Celebrity Salutes To Dear Ol’ Dad

The 108th celebration of Father’s Day arrived today, and Hollywood figures (not to mention TV shows) were among those honoring dear old Dad with remembrances, brunch, electronics, ugly ties and some good scotch. A waggish Mark Hamill (who tweeted a pic of Darth Vader’s helmet), Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird and Gwyneth Paltrow (progressively nodding to both ex Chris Martin and current partner Brad Falchuk) were among those socializing about Dad. The ersatz holiday… Read

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‘Lucifer’ Reactions: Stars Tom Ellis, Aimee Garcia, Lesley-Ann Brandt & Others On Show’s Netflix Resurrection

Refresh for updates The Lucifer heartbreak is over. The #savelucifer campaign has been a success, with Netflix coming to the rescue to save the cancelled Fox series. Star Tom Ellis was among the first to react on social media, writing “#LuciferSeason4 on @Netflix wow that sounds nice. You fans made this happen.” Showrunner Joe Henderson weighed in with a big thank you to Lucifer fans. “You brought us back,” he writes. “YOU did this. So relax, take a breath, put some ice… Read

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AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Reactions: Hollywood Scribes, Senator Among Critical Voices

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The $85 billion merger of AT& and Time Warner was cleared by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., today in a landmark antitrust ruling. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon accepted the survival-of-the-fittest argument AT&T and Time Warner executives made in court, paving the way for the tie-up of the the nation's second-largest telecommunications company and the biggest pay TV provider with one of the country's leading film and television studios. The companies had… Read

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Priyanka Chopra Apologizes To Fans Outraged Over ‘Quantico’ Terrorist Episode

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Actress Priyanka Chopra apologized today to those offended by a recent episode of her series Quantico that featured a terror plot involving Indian nationalists. The episode outraged some fans of the Mumbai-born Bollywood star, who viewed it as a betrayal of her people. It led to the network and the series producers apologizing to Indian fans who took exception to the characterizations. Quantico is wrapping up its third and final season.  Chopra said she was “saddened and… Read

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Anthony Bourdain Remembered By Hollywood; Tearful Rose McGowan Cries “The World Is Not Better Without You”

Refresh for updates Hollywood stars, media pundits, CNN colleagues, fellow chefs, President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama expressed sadness and shock today over the suicide of Anthony Bourdain, the CNN host whose food and adventure series Parts Unknown launched its 11th season last month. “Anthony I am so mad at you,” said a sobbing Rose McGowan, a friend of Bourdain and his girlfriend, actress Asia Argento, in a video she tweeted – and later deleted… Read

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‘Shadowhunters’ Cast Reacts To Cancellation Of Freeform Drama

The hunt is winding down, and the cast of Shadowhunters is thanking fans and sharing some memories about the Freeform series that will end next year. Based on Cassandra Clare’s popular book YA series The Mortal Instruments, the supernatural drama about human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons will wrap with a two-hour finale after the remainding Season 3 episodes air. No premiere date has been set for those. Produced by Constantin Film, Shadowhunters stars Katherine McN… Read

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Sara Gilbert Stands Behind ABC Decision To Pull ‘Roseanne’ In First Statement On ‘The Talk’

“This has been a very difficult week,” Sara Gilbert said this afternoon in The Talk‘s first live broadcast since ABC pulled the plug on its Roseanne revival after star Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet. “A lot of people have been hurt by this,” added Gilbert, who was credited with starting the move to bring back the show when John Goodman guested on her CBS talk show. “I will say I'm proud of the show we made,” GIlbert said of the Roseanne redo. “This show has always… Read

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Supreme Court Rules For Baker In Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case, Drawing Hollywood Reax

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom cake for a same-sex couple, citing his religious beliefs. Hollywood is weighing in, but slowly, with comments and retweets –  like Judd Apatow’s, of the ACLU’s response that its lawyers are hard at work this morning because “This fight isn’t over until EVERYONE has equal treatment under the law.” Harry Shearer, meanwhile, had a "Question for Justice Kennedy: So now an atheist baker… Read

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James Murdoch On ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation: It’s Not About Ratings, “It’s About What’s The Right Thing To Do”

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21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch carefully weighed in on Roseanne Barr’s racist twitter remark that prompted Disney to cancel her popular ABC show Roseanne. Murdoch said there are inherent risks whenever colleagues or creative partners tweet their views in a public space — indeed, his own father, Rupert Murdoch, ultimately abandoned Twitter. He said media companies must tolerate a diversity of voices, and can write contracts around behavioral norms. But there are… Read

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‘Roseanne’ EP Tom Werner Hopes Roseanne Barr “Seeks The Help She So Clearly Needs”

Tom Werner, who executive produced the original Roseanne series from 1988-97 and also EP’d the revival, is out with a statement saying he supports ABC’s decision to cancel the sitcom today in the wake of Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweets. "I support ABC’s decision to cancel the show in the wake of Roseanne Barr’s most recent reprehensible tweets,” he said. “Our goal was to promote constructive discussion about the issues that divide us. It represented the work of hundreds… Read

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‘Roseanne’ Cast Reacts To Cancellation: Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Sara Gilbert

UPDATED: Roseanne star Michael Fishman is among the cast members sharing their reaction to star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, and the ABC show’s subsequent cancellation. Fishman played D.J. Conner on the original Roseanne and the just-cancelled revival. In a post on Twitter, Fishman wrote he is “devastated, not for the end of the Roseanne show, but for all those who poured their hearts and souls into our jobs, and the… Read

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‘Roseanne’ Pulled From Hulu Amid Backlash Against Star’s Offensive Tweets

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Add Hulu to the growing list of outlets severing ties with Roseanne. Hours after ABC canceled the revived sitcom and Viacom networks and Laff pulled its reruns, the streamer co-owned by ABC parent Disney has removed the show from its service — saying it supports the network’s decision. The move comes in the wake of a series of racist, antio-Semitic and homophobic tweets from star Roseanne Barr. In one, she said former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett looked like the… Read