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The 100: Shannon Kook (Degrassi) Joins Season Five, Optioned for Season Six

The 100: Shannon Kook (Degrassi) Joins Season Five, Optioned for Season Six
Shannon Kook is coming to The CW. Deadline reports the Degrassi star has joined season five of The 100. The drama follows a group of young people who are sent back to Earth nearly 100 years after a nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick,
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Dorothy Malone, "Peyton Place" Star and Oscar Winner, Dies at 92

Dorothy Malone,
Dorothy Malone, the matriarch of TV’s Peyton Place who received an Oscar for playing the sex-crazed sister of playboy Robert Stack in the 1956 melodrama Written on the Wind, has died. She was 92.

The big-eyed, dark-haired beauty, who flourished in Hollywood soon after she went platinum blonde in the mid-1950s, died Friday morning in Dallas, her manager, Burt Shapiro, told The Hollywood Reporter. She had been ill for the past few years.

Malone also starred in the biopic Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), playing opposite James Cagney as Lon Chaney’s emotionally charred first wife, and was the moody...
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Black-ish: Season Five Could Have Less of Tracee Ellis Ross

Black-ish: Season Five Could Have Less of Tracee Ellis Ross
Is Tracee Ellis Ross leaving Black-ish? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sitcom star may reduce her screen time on the ABC series if it's renewed for a fifth season. Ross plays Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson on the comedy alongside fellow co-stars Anthony Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Peter Mackenzie, Jeff Meacham, Jenifer Lewis, Deon Cole, and Laurence Fishburne. Read More…
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Joel McHale Announces Netflix’s ‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’ (Video)

Joel McHale Announces Netflix’s ‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’ (Video)
Joel McHale is here to give you more Joel McHale with a little help from Netflix.

The former “Community” star announced on Friday his new unscripted series, “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale,” will hit the streaming service on Feb. 18. McHale will executive produce the series with “Bridesmaids” and “Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig. The first season will consist of 13 half-hour episodes to be rolled out weekly.

Of course the comedian — who will, obviously, act as host — had to reveal the new series in the most “Joel McHale” way possible.
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Jay-z Will Help CNN Launch ‘The Van Jones Show’

Jay-z Will Help CNN Launch ‘The Van Jones Show’
Van Jones hopes his new CNN show will be a place where both average and above-average Joes feel at home talking about what’s going on in America.

“This is an opportunity to really reflect on where we are and where we are going,” he says of “The Van Jones Show,” which will debut Saturday, January 27, at 7 p.m. on CNN, taped before a live audience. “We will have cultural icons and political leaders on the one hand, but we will also be going out into the country, talking to ordinary people.” Jones intends to use social media, live-crowd interaction and taped segments of visits with people across America to analyze the trends shaping the 2018 and 2020 elections.

But yes, the show will have some glitter, too. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will appear on Jones’ opening effort, ready to talk about activism and some of the themes behind his recent album, “4:44.” The album “is a real social justice
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grown-ish Renewed for Season 2

grown-ish Renewed for Season 2
Good news: Grown-ish‘s Zoey is heading back to school for her sophomore year.

Freeform has renewed the black-ish spinoff for a second season, the network announced on Thursday as part of the inaugural Freefrom Summit in Hollywood. Season 2 will consist of 20 episodes.

The half-hour comedy stars Yara Shahidi, who reprises her black-ish role as Dre and Bow’s entitled teen daughter Zoey, and follows Zoey as she leaves home and adjusts to life as a college freshman at the fictional Cal U. Deon Cole also reprises his black-ish role
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Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ ‘Bold Type’ Season 2

Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ ‘Bold Type’ Season 2
Freeform announced the premiere dates for much of their upcoming slate on Thursday.

Freeform will debut the two-hour premiere of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph as two teenagers from different backgrounds who are linked together through mysterious powers. The show is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC. Joe Pokaski, producer and writer of “Heroes” is the showrunner and executive producer. Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory from ’‘Marvel’s The Defenders” are also executive producers.

The premiere date for new drama “Siren” along with a teaser trailer was also announced. The mermaid series’ first episode will air March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Eline Powell stars as a mysterious girl who brings trouble to a small fishing town. Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) is the showrunner and executive producer. The story is
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Endemol: Reality TV Crew Was Carrying New Product, Not Fake Bomb – Update

Update The device that got a reality TV crew arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport last night was not a fake bomb, but a “vacuum compression luggage” device, says production company Endemol Shine North America. According to Endemol, in a statement released tonight: "On January 18, some cast and crew members of an upcoming series, 'Staten Island Hustle,' produced by Left Hook Media and Endemol Shine North America for air on CNBC Primetime, were detained at Newark…
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Why “Blue Planet II” is the Best Nature TV Series Ever

The original show, “Blue Planet,” was aired on television 17 years ago, and now, the BBC Natural History Unit has found a way to perfect the documentary, with the release of “Blue Planet II.” The new docu-series will span seven episodes and during this time, those watching will be treated to amazing and spectacular images. From Orcas and cuttlefish, to mobula rays and glow plankton, many have compared some of the scenes to something right out of the Disney hit “Moana.” When It’s On Television Originally, the series was aired in the UK in 2017, and it is finally coming

Why “Blue Planet II” is the Best Nature TV Series Ever
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Dorothy Malone Dies: Oscar Winner, ‘Peyton Place’ Star Was 92

Dorothy Malone, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 1956’s Written on the Wind and starred as matriarch Constance MacKenzie on 1960s TV series Peyton Place, has died. Malone died Friday morning in Dallas of natural causes, her manager, Burt Shapiro confirmed to Deadline. She was 92. Malone began her decades-long career in 1943 with small roles in films such as Frank Sinatra musicals Higher and Higher (1943) and Step Lively (1944), and Show Busine…
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Will “Tomb Raider” Break the Bad Video Game Movie Curse?

Tomb Raider is a long-running franchise of action-adventure video games centered around a character named Lara Croft, an English archaeologist who is one of the better-known video game protagonists out there. However, some people might be more familiar with the franchise because of the Tomb Raider movies that were released in the 2000s, which starred Angelina Jolie in the lead role. Now, there is a new Tomb Raider movie that is set to come out in March of 2018. As a result, some people are now wondering whether it will be able to break the bad video game movie curse

Will “Tomb Raider” Break the Bad Video Game Movie Curse?
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A Headline You Won’t See at CNN: Jeff Zucker Could Be in Line for ESPN Job

A Headline You Won’t See at CNN: Jeff Zucker Could Be in Line for ESPN Job
Jeff Zucker, the former head of NBCUniversal and current leader of Time Warner’s CNN, has emerged as a surprise candidate to lead Walt Disney’s ESPN.

Rumors began circulating this week in media circles that the TV executive who first rose to greater renown by boosting the fortunes of NBC’s “Today” show could be in consideration to replace John Skipper at Disney’s massive sports-media juggernaut. Skipper left ESPN late last year, citing a substance-addiction problem.

An ESPN spokesman declined to comment, and spokespersons for CNN, Time Warner and its Turner cable-tv unit did not respond to queries seeking comment. Disney CEO Robert Iger is said to be leading the search for a new chief at ESPN.

Running CNN is a heady job, and Zucker has boosted performance at the cable-news outlet since his arrived there in 2013. He has pushed the company full-bore into digital and mobile, hiring dozens of new employees to write online
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Kaluuya

British-born, actor Daniel Kaluuya was recently in the spotlight thanks to his role in the psycho-thriller movie, “Get Out.” Not only did people take notice of his amazing acting abilities, but he was even up for Best Actor in a Comedy. However, these are things anyone knows. What about more “inside information?” If that’s what you are looking for, you are in the right place. Here you can learn five things about Daniel Kaluuya that you may not have heard before. His Parents are Ugandan and he was Born in London While he is a SAG Awards nominee, Kaluuya actually

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Kaluuya
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Young Sheldon Review: Sheldon Finds His Best Friend-The Computer

Sheldon had another love in his life before Amy Farah Fowler – Tandy 1000Xl. Yes, Young Sheldon vowed his love for a computer before he vowed a love for any human that wasn’t his mother. The cost of computers hasn’t really changed in the last 30 years, unless you count the prices going up in the last 10 or so. Something Sheldon didn’t know back then (and doesn’t much take into account now) is the way technology can interrupt someone’s life in a negative way. Such was the case with Sheldon’s first computer. Meemaw offers to buy the computer for

Young Sheldon Review: Sheldon Finds His Best Friend-The Computer
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The Top Five Joaquin Phoenix Crying Scenes in Movies

Joaquin Phoenix is kind of an odd actor when it comes to crying in a movie. He can seem mean, selfish, and petulant, he can be angry and ready to take out his aggression on someone, or he can be completely doe-eyed and rather innocent-looking. It’s a range that a lot of actors have but few do it better than he does. As an actor and a person he seems like kind of an oddball since he’s almost given up on the industry it seems at some points, but then he’s come back with vengeance and shown people that he’s

The Top Five Joaquin Phoenix Crying Scenes in Movies
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Viacom Reveals It Paid Bob Bakish $20.3M In 2017; Ken Lerer Exiting Its Board

Bob Bakish, a longtime international exec at Viacom who moved up to CEO in December 2016, made $20.3M in salary and bonus money in fiscal 2017, the company disclosed today in a proxy filing with the SEC. In a residue of the pre-Bakish era, when ousted CEO Philippe Dauman was among the highest-paid CEOs in America, the statement showed that former COO and interim CEO Tom Dooley took home $53.6M in severance pay. The other key element in the Viacom proxy was the revelation…
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CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Eyed By Disney For Top ESPN Job

Exclusive Updated: A month after John Skipper’s abrupt resignation as president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, a surprising name has entered the field of potential successors: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. Reps at Disney could not be reached for comment, but multiple sources close to Zucker confirmed to Deadline that he has had conversations for the top job at the sports giant. Following Skipper’s shocking December 18 announcement that he was…
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Dorothy Malone, Oscar-Winning Actress in ‘Written on the Wind,’ ‘Peyton Place,’ Dies at 92

Dorothy Malone, Oscar-Winning Actress in ‘Written on the Wind,’ ‘Peyton Place,’ Dies at 92
Dorothy Malone, star of the big and small screen with “Written on the Wind,” “Basic Instinct” and “Peyton Place,” died on Friday morning in Dallas of natural causes. She was 92.

Working in the Golden Age of Hollywood, the striking blonde actress won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in Douglas Sirk’s melodrama “Written on the Wind,” which she starred in with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall and Robert Stack. After years of smaller roles, the Oscar helped her secure roles in larger projects like “Too Much, Too Soon,” “Man of a Thousand Faces,” and “Warlock.” She would frequently work with Hudson throughout the 1960s, as she played opposite him twice more in “The Tarnished Angels” and “The Last Sunset.”

After years in the film business, Malone waded into television with a starring role on prime-time soap opera “Peyton Place” from 1964 to 1968. She later revived her Constance MacKenzie character in TV movies based on the
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Ann Curry Opens Up About Controversial ‘Today’ Show Exit

Back in 2012, viewers were shocked when Ann Curry made a controversial exit from the ‘Today’ show. Even more surprising was that she kept quiet about exactly what had gone on behind the scenes and this led to much speculation amongst the public. Now, the former co-anchor has decided to open up about her exit from NBC’s premier morning show. She spoke about this monumental part of her life for the first time in an interview with People magazine. She said that it was hard to leave the show after almost two decades of working on ‘Today’, but it was

Ann Curry Opens Up About Controversial ‘Today’ Show Exit
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Disney Taps Former Apple Exec To Lead Its New Streaming Service Push

Kevin Swint, a tech executive whose past roles include heading up the movie group at Apple iTunes, has joined Disney to lead the media company’s much-ballyhooed, Netflix-rivaling streaming service, Deadline has confirmed. A veteran exec at Samsung, Walmart and Apple, Swint will be senior VP and Gm of the still-unnamed service, reporting to Michael Paull, who left Amazon for BAMTech last year. The streaming service got a major push in 2017, as Disney CEO Bob Iger finally…
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