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‘Men In Black’ Spinoff First-Look Photo: Chris Hemsworth & Tessa Thompson Will Neuralyze You, Pal

It’s been more than 20 years since veteran fed Tommy Lee Jones recruited outsider Will Smith to join his secret governmental agency that keeps an eye on aliens living as humans in New York City. Fast-forward to 2018, and the Men in Black franchise is spinning off with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson leading the way — and now we have our first look at the pair on the set of F. Gary Gray’s film. Check it out below (not above). Hemsworth took to Instagram to post an image… Read

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Viacom Names Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman Co-Heads Of Awesomeness

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Viacom Digital Studios has named Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman co-heads of Awesomeness, where they’ll be charged with leading the brand's next stage of growth. Based in New York, Glashow most recently served as chief strategy and distribution officer at Awesomeness following executive roles overseeing content distribution and strategy at Discovery and Comcast.  Zimmerman was head of Awesomeness' television studio in Los Angeles and previously led scripted… Read

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Asia Argento Turns To Princess Diana Law Firm To Seek “Substantial Damages” Against Rose McGowan — Update

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Thursday update, Sept 20: The time was set. The time has passed. Asia Argento has said on Twitter that she is moving ahead with plans to sue Rose McGowan. The actress updated, “I must inform you that I’ve instructed Mishcon de Reya to seek for substantial damages for deception, fraud, coercion and libel. You will hear from them shortly.” Nothing from McGowan’s side yet. Mishcon de Reya is the blue chip British law firm which has repped clients including Deborah Lipstadt… Read

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‘6 Underground’: Ryan Reynolds Enjoys “The Quiet Moments” On Set Of Michael Bay Action Pic

Ryan Reynolds posted a behind-the-scenes video of Michael Bay’s upcoming 6 Underground on Twitter. Bay has a track record for wildly explosive action sequences, but for Reynolds, he enjoys shooting with the director for other reasons. “For me, it’s the stillness…it’s the quiet moments,” says Reynolds about working with the man who brought the frenetic action-packed adaptation of Transformers to the big screen. As the Deadpool actor enjoys an intimate moment, he is unfazed… Read

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Jake Tapper Weighs In On Donald Trump Jr.’s Anderson Cooper Meme Feud: “What To Expect From A Pig But A Grunt?”

Donald Trump Jr.’s disingenuous claim that he didn’t intend to suggest CNN’s Anderson Cooper of faking a flood photo continued to stoke Cooper’s colleagues, even as “Donny Junior” doubled and tripled down on his denials. “Jake, it's laughable to watch you try to claim the moral high ground when the premise of Anderson's attack on me was false (as usual),” Trump Jr. tweeted this afternoon. “I never said it was Florence. Meanwhile several of CNN's biggest ‘bombshell’ lies… Read

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No Surprise: Marriage Proposal Was Facebook’s Most Social Emmy Moment

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Socially speaking, there was no surprise about that surprise wedding proposal during last night’s Emmy Awards broadcast: Glenn Weiss’ romantic gesture on stage was Facebook’s top social moment during the broadcast, just as it was on Twitter. And as of today, the “Epic Emmys Proposal” Facebook page had nearly 620,000 views. Weiss had just won the Emmy for directing the Oscar broadcast. According to a Facebook spokesperson, the runners-up to Weiss’ proposal to… Read

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How To Watch The Emmy Awards On TV & Online

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The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are airing Monday, September 17 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT live from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. It’s NBC’s turn to host TV’s biggest awards night, which accounts for the rare weekday ceremony as the network has no intention of infringing on its lucrative Sunday Night Football franchise. Here are some quick-hits on how to follow along with coverage of the show, hosted this year by Saturday Night Live Weekend… Read

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Donald Trump Continues Puerto Rico Rant As Five Confirmed Dead In Hurricane Florence

UPDATED: As the death toll in Hurricane Florence climbed to five, President Donald Trump squeezed out more tweets insisting the number of deaths attributed to Hurricane Maria in a government funded study is horseradish served up by Democrats and journalists to attack him. Our president has been working up a froth all evening on the subject. Most recently he railed, “‘When Trump visited the island territory last October, OFFICIALS told him in a briefing 16 PEOPLE had died… Read

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Social Media Influencer Blake Webber Signs With Gersh

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Blake Webber, the social media influencer who has been christened the "voice over comedian of Instagram," has signed with Gersh. Webber is best known for his trademark voiceover comedy videos, in which he adds his own distinct voice (which falls somewhere between South Park‘s Eric Cartman and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait) to videos of celebrities such as Cardi B, Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian.  The Webber character, which is the creation of Los Angeles-based comedian… Read

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Leaked Internal Google Video Could Fan Charges Of Anti-Conservative Bias

In the days following the 2016 presidential election, Google executives expressed shock and dismay over the election of Donald Trump but urged resect for the democratic process in an internal video leaked to the right-wing news site Breitbart. The video of all-hands meeting, held on Nov. 10, is already stirring controversy on social media, as it feeds into Trump’s charges of anti-conservative bias on the part of the Silicon Valley search giant. Google has issued a… Read

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Snap Expands “Our Stories” To Media Partners Like CNN, NBC News And NowThis

Snapchat is expanding the scope of its popular Our Stories feature, allowing major media companies to draw upon users’ publicly submitted videos to curate their own “stories.” The social media company is handing the “Our Stories” tools to some 20 partners, including leading newsrooms like CNN and NBC News, newer digital brands like Overtime, The Infatuation, and Group Nine’s NowThis, and longtime partners like Hearst. These media partners will be able to weave… Read

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Instagram Has 8% Of TV-Related Posts But 70% Of The Engagement – Nielsen

Instagram accounts for 8% of social media posts about fall TV but 70% of the engagement, according to a new report by Nielsen via its Social Content Ratings service. As social media continues to grow in importance as a tool for building awareness for TV shows, networks are looking for the best ways to deploy resources across social platforms. Nielsen is increasing its capabilities for measuring what it calls Owned Content Performance across social media. As evidence of… Read