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‘Star Wars’ Fans Crush Ron Howard Over ‘Lame’ Title for Han Solo Movie

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Ron Howard has announced the name of the upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars” movie, so of course “Star Wars” fans are going to complain about it. Many were displeased over the name of the film “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” calling it an unoriginal title that won’t stand out against the likes of “Empire Strikes Back” and “Rogue One.” But at least some were clever in their jokes about the new movie name, with speedy Photoshoppers putting their skills to good use. Here are some of the reactions Howard is getting: 3 months ago: “Just call it Han Solo: a Star Wars. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Joins Forbes Richest Americans for First Time, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos Top List

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Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings has a lot to smile about lately: The streaming giant just posted another smashing quarterly report, its shares have increased 60 percent since the start of the year, and on Tuesday, he was named one of Forbes 400 Richest Americans for the first time. Hastings comes in tied with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the list at number 359, with a net worth of about $2.2 billion. The 57-year-old exec’s fortune is largely tied up in Netflix stock, which is hovering near its all-time high of about $200 a share. The company announced on Monday it »


- Sean Burch

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A Cow Runs Loose in Brooklyn and Twitter Goes Nuts: ‘Defeat the Humans’ (Video)

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On Tuesday a baby cow broke loose from a slaughterhouse in Brooklyn, New York and spent roughly two hours running wild in the borough’s picturesque Prospect Park. The bovine was ultimately captured through the combined efforts of the NYPD and Animal Care Centers, according to the New York Daily News. Also Read: Carrie Fisher Once Sent Cow Tongue to Hollywood Producer Her Friend Accused of Sexual Misconduct But two hours is a long time in this Internet era for a mad cow to be rampaging through America’s largest city. Before it was over, multiple live streams had been set up to watch the. »


- Jon Levine

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Lena Headey Says Harvey Weinstein ‘Furious’ After She Rejected Him

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Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey has joined the growing number of women who’ve accused Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate behavior. Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on HBO’s fantasy drama, divulged her own experiences with the disgraced film mogul on Tuesday, noting that she felt “completely powerless” during one encounter with Weinsten. According to the actress, she first met Weinstein at the Venice Film Festival, where the producer “made some suggestive comment, a gesture,” which she dismissed. Also Read: Rose McGowan Tweets Cryptic Image From Her Movie 'Phantoms': 'This Is When It Happened' “The first time I »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Law & Order True Crime’ Star Heather Graham Talks Menendez Brothers’ ‘Dark’ Therapist (Video)

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Heather Graham stars on “Law & Order True Crime” as Judalon Smyth, the ex-girlfriend of the Menendez brothers’ therapist who went from key prosecution witness to testifying for the defense. “It’s a really interesting case,” Graham said in an interview with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “You find out so many interesting details,” including about abuse of Lyle and Erik Menendez the brothers say happened at the hands of their own parents. Smyth testified in 1993 that she was “brainwashed” by her then-boyfriend Dr. L. Jerome Oziel (played on the show by “The Good Wife” alum Josh Charles) when she went to the police. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Kerry Washington High School Drama Series Goes to Facebook’s Watch

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Kerry Washington’s “Five Points” is heading to Watch, Facebook’s new show platform. The 10-episode drama series from creator Adam Giaudrone (“Being Mary Jane”) centers on five students at a South Side Chicago high school who each share a different perspective on a life-changing incident. Indigenous Media and Washington’s Simpson Street are behind the project. Executive producers include Washington, Jon Avnet (“Black Swan”), Rodrigo Garcia (“In Treatment”), Jake Avnet and Simpson Street’s Pilar Savone. Thomas Carter (“Save the Last Dance”) directs and executive produces the series that starts production this week. Giaudrone writes and executive produces, while »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Bjork Elaborates on Danish Director Sex Harassment Accusation: ‘Stroked Me… Against My Wishes’

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In spirit of the #MeToo campaign, Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk is sharing more details of the sexual harassment she says she experienced by a Danish director, which she first wrote about in another post over the weekend. In her new Facebook post published on Tuesday, Björk said that although it is “extremely difficult to come out with something of this nature into the public,” she wants to give more details on her experience because “it is the right time especially now when it could make a change.” Though she leaves the director unnamed, it is believed to be Lars von Trier, »


- Ashley Boucher

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Taylor Kitsch and 16 Other Actors Who Lost a Huge Amount of Weight for a Role (Photos)

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Taylor Kitsch revealed on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Oct. 16 that he had to lose 30 pounds to play cult leader David Koresh in the limited series “Waco.” “I’d get 500 calories at breakfast and then it would go from like veggies in the mid-afternoon to chicken broth after 4 o’ clock. And then you go run, which is awesome!” he explained, adding that he is still trying to gain back the weight.   Chris Hemsworth shocked the Internet on Nov. 22, when the “Thor” hunk revealed the dramatic weight loss he endured for “In the Heart of the Sea.” Also Read: »


- Tim Kenneally and Matt Donnelly

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31 Movies That Have Grossed $1 Billion Worldwide (Photos)

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Films That Topped $1 Billion (Photos) The coveted billion-dollar club continues to grow with films like “Jurassic World,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and more surpassing $1 billion at the box office. In the so-called club are older films, too, like “Avatar” and “Titanic” — both directed by James Cameron — along with 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” and 2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” Other films to join the ranks of features that have topped $1 billion globally are Marvel movies, distributed by Disney: “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of »


- Meriah Doty

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Ron Howard Reveals Title for ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff (Video)

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Ron Howard has revealed the title of the “Star Wars” Han solo spinoff: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” In a video posted on Twitter Tuesday, the director said the film had wrapped production and that he had a special message for “Star Wars” fans. Howard stepped in to direct Disney’s untitled Han Solo movie in August, just two days after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from the “Star Wars” spinoff. The directors had been at the wheel of the film, starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role that Harrison Ford made famous, for nearly two years. Also »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘SNL’ Alum Taran Killam Blasts Show’s ‘Hypocrisy’ for Skewering Former Host Donald Trump

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Talk about biting the hand that fed you. Former “Saturday Night Live” star ripped his former show’s constant digs at President Donald Trump after inviting him on set as a guest host in 2015 during the campaign. “It certainly feels like there’s some hypocrisy there,” Killam told NPR in an interview to promote his upcoming movie “Killing Gunther.” “I guess you could say, ‘Oh, they’re righting wrongs.’ And I don’t even think it’s righting wrongs,” said Killam, who was released a year early by NBC and producer Lorne Michaels from his his seven-year contract. “The show tries to — and in particular, »


- Ashley Boucher

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No Love for iPhone 8: New Apple Device Lags Behind iPhone 7 Sales

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Maybe Apple fanboys are just waiting for the iPhone X? The world’s biggest tech company hasn’t enjoyed a banner month of sales since rolling out the new iPhone 8, with the device being outsold by its predecessor, the iPhone 7. What’s holding up the iPhone 8? It’s too close to its older brother, said KeyBanc analyst John Vinh, after analyzing exit surveys from mobile carriers. Also Read: Why iPhone X Brings Back Apple's 'Cool Factor' “Many respondents indicated that a meaningful portion of customers are buying iPhone 7 in lieu of the new iPhone 8, given the lack of significant enhancements in the. »

- Sean Burch

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Ratings: ‘Valor’ Drops and Gives CW 7th Place in Week 2

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It’s a war zone out there for CW’s “Valor.” The military drama dropped last night from its already weak start, pushing the young-skewing network behind Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo in the ratings on Monday. NBC finished first in the key 18-49 demographic thanks to “The Voice,” while “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Good Doctor” handed ABC the most total viewers in primetime. ABC was preempted in about 1.8 percent of the country for Espn’s “Monday Night Football.” Also Read: Ratings: 'The Simpsons' Sinks Without NFL Lead-in NBC was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. »


- Tony Maglio

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New York Writer and CNN Contributor Ryan Lizza: Trump ‘Just Makes Sh– Up’ (Video)

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Things took a salty turn on the set of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” Monday evening. While Cooper and the gang were discussing the latest Trump outrage, CNN contributor and New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza couldn’t help swearing on set. “This president, on a daily basis, he just makes sh– up. He lies,” said Lizza. “Why is that? Why is he so different from previous presidents, that just, when he gets a question like that from a journalist, his immediate thing is just to make something up, and then when he’s presented with the facts, he just says ‘Oh, »


- Jon Levine

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Facebook Acquires Tbh, Anonymous Polling App That Teens Love

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Teens can run from Facebook, but they can’t hide. The social network has bought tbh, an app wildly popular with Gen Z’ers that specializes in positive anonymous feedback, the startup announced on its blog on Monday. Tbh — which stands for “to be honest” — lets users answer innocuous poll questions about their friends, like “who do you trust to sink a 3-point shot?,” or who “should DJ every party.” The app has been a hit since launching in August, hovering near the top of the free iOS apps for weeks; it’s been downloaded more than 5 million times and had more than. »


- Sean Burch

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody': Rami Malek Stuns as Freddie Mercury in New On-Set Photo

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Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer shared a new photo of Rami Malek in action as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. “Couldn’t help myself and had to post this iPhone pic,” Singer posted on Monday night, accompanying a photo that was taken mid-performance during filming. The new sneak-peek comes one month after the first photo of Malek as Mercury was revealed. See Photo: Rami Malek Looks Exactly Like Freddie Mercury in First 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Shot The movie will follow Queen from the band’s inception in 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until that famous 1985 Live Aid performance. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Watch NY Times Writers Maggie Haberman, Frank Bruni Sing Sondheim’s ‘Broadway Baby’ (Video)

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New York Times employees came together yesterday for a bit of musical fun, with a compilation video of Stephen Sondheim’s “Broadway Baby,” a popular classic from his 1971 musical “Follies.” Among the performers were some Times celebrities — including op-ed columnist Frank Bruni and political reporter Maggie Haberman. The video was created to accompany a lengthy interview between Sondheim and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the New York Times Magazine, which ran online on Monday. Also Read: 'Pacific Overtures' Theater Review: Stephen Sondheim Survives the Scissors “It’s hard to overemphasize Sondheim’s influence on American musical theater,” wrote »


- Jon Levine

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Jennifer Lawrence Says Female Producer Made Her Do Nude Lineup, Told Her to Lose Weight

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In the latest revelation about Hollywood’s demeaning treatment of women, Jennifer Lawrence on Monday recounted an experience early in her career when she was asked to do a nude lineup and told to lose weight. “One girl before me had already been fired for not losing enough weight fast enough,” the actress said at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event Monday night. “And, during this time, a female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much thinner than me. And we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates. After that degrading and. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Scaramucci Post Slammed for New Poll Questioning How Many Jews Were Killed in Holocaust

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Scaramucci Post, the new media venture of former Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, has sparked an uproar for a Twitter poll asking: “How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?” The inquiry on the site’s Twitter feed Tuesday was framed as one of its famous online polls, with options including “less than one million,” “between 1-2 million,” “between 2-3 million” and “more than five million.” Fyi — the answer is “more than five million.” Scaramucci Post asks (and deletes) poll asking “How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?’ pic.twitter.com/jka2ENfEE1 – Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 17, 2017 Also Read: Move Over, »


- Jon Levine

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Reese Witherspoon Says She Was Assaulted by a Director at 16

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Reese Witherspoon revealed Monday that she was “assaulted” by a director at 16. The “Big Little Lies” star was on-hand at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event to honor fellow actress Laura Dern, but she elected to share the below highly personal story first. “I’ve had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault, and I don’t speak about them very often, but after hearing all the stories these past few days and hearing these brave women speak up tonight, the things that we’re kind of told to sweep under the rug and not talk about, it’s made me want to speak up. »


- Tony Maglio

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