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Pretty Little Liars Boss Defends Killing [Spoiler], Answers All of Our Burning Questions From the Series Finale
How do you even begin to wrap up seven years of twists, secrets and mysteries? If you’re Pretty Little Liars showrunner Marlene King, you give it your all and hope for the best — knowing full well that you can’t please everybody.
RelatedPretty Little Liars Series Finale Recap: Grade the Girls’ Big Goodbye!
“I had to stay off social media [after the finale], because people who don’t like things are always more vocal than people who do,” King tells TVLine. “We did our best, and you can see how much care, attention, love and hard work was put into that episode — not just from me, »
You're the Worst Season 4, Better Things Season 2 Get Premiere Dates
First up, You’re the Worst will return with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10/9c. The critically acclaimed, anti-romcom tells the story of Gretchen and Jimmy, who we last saw get engaged in the Season 3 finale. »
Melanie Lynskey Joins Hulu’s Stephen King Series ‘Castle Rock’
Lynskey will play Molly Strand, a woman with a rare medical condition who’s barely scraping by as a real estate agent in a town where every third property is the site of someone’s worst nightmare.
Lynskey recently appeared in the Netflix series “Girlboss” and starred in HBO’s Duplass Brothers series “Togetherness.” She also had a recurring role on “Two and a Half Men” as the deranged neighbor Rose. She is repped by The Gersh Agency.
Lynskey is the latest casting addition to “Castle Rock,” which will also star André Holland, Sissy Spacek, and Jane Levy. The series is described as a psychological-horror drama set in the Stephen King multiverse, centered around the inhabitants of the fictional Maine town of Castle Rock, which figured prominently in several of King’s works.
“Castle Rock” has landed a 10-episode first season order, with »
- Joe Otterson
Netflix Developing New Installment of ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’
Netflix is developing a new installment of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” with Working Title Television U.S. Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are on board to revive the characters they played in Showtime and PBS adaptations of the landmark Lgbt-themed novel series in the 1990s.
Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) has penned the first script for what is envisioned as a 10-part installment, although the project does not yet have a series order from Netflix. Maupin would return as an executive producer, and Alan Poul is on board to direct. Netflix declined to comment.
Prolific novelist Maupin launched the series that follows a colorful, diverse group of characters living in San Francisco as a newspaper serial in 1976. He has published nine novels in the “Tales” series, with 2014’s “The Days of Anna Madrigal” said to be the final edition of the book series.
“Tales” focuses on the residents of a boarding house at 28 Barbary Lane »
- Cynthia Littleton
Olivia Cooke to star in 'Vanity Fair' adaptation for ITV, Amazon
Mammoth Screen to produce seven-part series.
ITV has tied with Amazon for the first time – commissioning a seven-part adaptation of William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.
Mammoth Screen, the company behind ITV’s Victoria, and Amazon Studios will co-produce the 7x60-minute drama which is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and will star Olivia Cooke will star as the social climbing heroine Becky Sharp.
Thackeray’s novel, which was published as a serialisation from 1848, is to be adapted by Gwyneth Hughes.
Vanity Fair was ordered by head of drama Polly Hill, who told Screen’s sister publication Broadcast earlier this month that she was open to signing more international co-production deals.
“We want to be in the market for those bigger, global facing dramas because the audience has become an international one,” she said. “What »
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‘Inhumans’ Trailer: Marvel’s New Superheroes Get An IMAX-Sized Television Adventure
Will the third time be the charm for Marvel and ABC? The broadcast network has had one mild success (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) and one failure (“Agent Carter”) when it comes to bringing Marvel superheroes to the small screen, but that’s not stopping them from giving it another go with this fall’s “Inhumans.” The new series is going big, as it was shot using IMAX digital cameras and will premiere its first two episodes in select IMAX theaters on September 1.
The official ABC snyopsis reads: “The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. »
- Zack Sharf
President Trump Attacks ‘Morning Joe’ Host: ‘She Was Bleeding Badly From a Face-Lift’
President Donald Trump attacked the hosts of the talk show “Morning Joe” in a pair of early-morning tweets on Thursday. The president labeled Joe Scarborough “Psycho Joe,” and Mika Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy Mika.”
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore),” he wrote. “Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
Shortly after Trump’s tweets were deployed, Brzezinski tweeted out a photo of the back of a box of Cheerios, which showed the phrase “made for little hands.”
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) June 29, 2017
An MSNBC spokesperson issued the following statement in response to the tweets: “It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying »
- Seth Kelley
Marvel's Inhumans: Trailer Is Finally Released for Fall ABC Series
Black Bolt is ready to strike your laptop screen. Finally.
Marvel’s Inhumans makes its ABC debut on Friday, Sept. 29, with a two-hour premiere starting at 8/7c. Those same two (of Season 1’s eight) episodes will be exclusively screened in IMAX theaters four weeks earlier, starting Friday, Sept. 1.
Marvel’s Inhumans centers on a royal family of superhumans, »
Marc Maron Recalls Getting Animated With Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
And in his half-hour Comedy Central series, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, the good doctor — voiced by comedian Jonathan Katz — served as a sounding board for several of the biggest names in stand-up. In animated form, funnymen and -women like Ray Romano, Louis C.K., Joan Rivers, Bob Odenkirk and their ilk would visit Katz’s office and do bits as they sought his professional help. Eventually, the guest cast included actors like The X-Files‘ David Duchovny, Stranger Things‘ Winona Ryder, Law & Order: »
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Geeks Out Over Ballers During Samantha Bee Q&A
The Massachusetts politician sat down with Full Frontal host Samantha Bee on Wednesday, where she not only reflected on the movement to resist President Trump, but practically declared the HBO series Ballers a source of inspiration.
RelatedBallers Gets Season 3 Premiere Date at HBO
“It’s actually a story about hard work,” Warren insisted. “It’s a story about perseverance. It’s a story about having to reach within yourself and find »
Fox News Scandals, Political Influence Concerns Cast Long Shadow Over Sky Review
The fallout from the sexual harassment scandals that rocked Fox News was probed in detail by U.K. regulators in their consideration of 21st Century Fox’s $15 billion takeover bid for European satcaster Sky. But ultimately it was concerns about the concentration of the Murdochs’ control of media assets influencing “the U.K. news agenda and the political process” that led regulators to refer the deal for further review by government officials.
The lengthy report from U.K. regulator Ofcom illustrates the depth of its review of the circumstances at Fox News in considered whether 21st Century Fox would be a “fit and proper” steward of Sky. The report concludes that there was no indication that such conduct would be tolerated if Fox took over Sky. But it also makes clear that 21st Century Fox executives were grilled by Ofcom officials about the scandals involving former star anchor Bill O’Reilly on April 18, the day before O »
- Cynthia Littleton
Young and the Restless Spoilers: People Doubt Juliet
Young and the Restless spoilers indicate that Juliet is beginning to feel a bit of the wrath of everyone. She definitely set up Cane and spiked his drink, had her way with him, and got pregnant. Now she’s filing a harassment suit saying he sexually harassed her – and there are a lot of people who know Cane and know he’d never do that. They might not doubt for a second he’d sleep with her, but they don’t think he’d assault her in any way, shape or form. He’s not that kind of person. But she’s got to deal with
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- Tiffany Raiford
The Most Realistic Portrayals of Vietnam in Movies
When you talk about this particular war and the effects it had upon those that fought in it there’s almost a hushed, respectful reverence that is expected. This silence is largely due to the number of soldiers that went over and either didn’t come back, or didn’t come back all the way. Without experiencing a war firsthand it’s simply too difficult to understand the horrors and the inherent nature of what it does to those on the front lines. Perhaps we’ve all known one or two people in our lives that have had that faraway look in their eye, caused
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The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Is Thorne Coming Back?
The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers tell us a lot is going on right now, and we hear that a lot of it has to do with Thorne. He’s the man who is the heir to the company and rightfully so. His absence has made it clear that Ridge can take over and make it his own – but that’s all about to change. We hear that Thorne has decided that he wants to come back to the family and make it his place to retake his position in the family business. What does this mean for Ridge? Only that
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- Tiffany Raiford
Fox-Sky Deal: UK Culture Secretary Inclined To Refer Bid To Competition Authority
Refresh for latest…: Speaking in the House of Commons today, UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she was “minded to” refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to take full ownership of European pay-tv giant Sky to the Competition and Markets Authority. This delays the £11.7B ($14.6B) transaction which would see Fox acquire the 61% share of Sky which it does not already own — but is not a final decision. British media regulator Ofcom last week formally submitted to Bradley the… »
General Hospital Spoilers: Sam Wants Sonny to Know How She Feels
General Hospital fans are enamored by what is happening to Sam. She’s gone. She’s so far gone from her own reality that she’s going to track down Sonny herself and give him a warning. She’s darn tired of him being all up in her marriage and her life and in Jason’s life, and she’s tired of Jason dropping everything to always do what Sonny wants him to do. She’s tired of her husband always being in danger and always being upset and unhappy. And she is tired of him being someone she cannot even function with without the fear he
- Tiffany Raiford
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Who Kills Deimos?
Days of Our Lives spoilers tell us Deimos is having a grand time watching as his party guests are having a great time drugged by the awful drug he handed them – and then something horrible happens. He can’t handle what is about to come, either. He’s got to go out of his way to figure out a way to handle this, and he’s not going to like what he has to go through. He’s going to end up watching, and then he’s going to die. He doesn’t know what is happening, but someone is going to stab him and
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- Tiffany Raiford
Bong Joon-Ho: One Hip Movie Director
The Oral History of Hollywood named Bong Joon-Ho as one hip movie director-actually one of the hippest; and noted that fans who are cool saw Bong’s films when they first were aired in theaters. Writer Adam Nayman has proposed that Bong could be the next Spielberg; aligning his opinion with that of Quentin Tarantino. The thing is, Bong’s films are intelligent, thought provoking and often controversial. They are also particularly well-crafted. It’s helpful to know that Bong’s Korean nickname sounds like “detail”. He is a student of film, and a film fan, and his eye for detail has been honed
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- Nat Berman
Why The Movie Stand By Me 100% Holds Up Today
The movie Stand By Me is one of those great throwbacks to a time when movies were just different than they usually are today. In addition, it was a movie that seemed to handle all of the angst that was involved with growing up and attempting to develop one’s own personality while simultaneously trying not to go against one’s own culture or code. Regardless of how old the movie gets, this fact alone means that it is timeless. For many people, this is a movie that still holds up just as well today as it did when it was made.
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- Nat Berman
Five Incredibly Funny Dance Scenes in Movies
There are times when you just need a good dance number. There’s no other reason except that it’s just needed for hilarity, a good break, or just to spice up the energy a bit. In any case it can be a pleasant break of the normal film plot that can leave people wondering just what in the heck they’re supposed to be watching. It’s almost guaranteed to make them laugh or chuckle as the scene rolls on. Why? Because like music, dance is just another form of expression that can be serious, meaningful, or hilarious. Here are some of the
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