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Hawaii Five-0 Taps Vincent Pastore to Play Danny's 'Uncle' From Jersey

Hawaii Five-0 Taps Vincent Pastore to Play Danny's 'Uncle' From Jersey
Well, this Hawaii Five-0 casting should be a big hit with TV fans: The Sopranos veteran Vincent Pastore is joining the cast of the CBS procedural in a recurring role.

Our sister site Deadline reports that Pastore will play Danny’s “uncle” Vito, a contractor who hails from (you guessed it) New Jersey. Vito prides himself on being a Mr. Fix-It and travels to Hawaii to help Danny open his restaurant. Danny always assumed Vito was in the mob… even though the guy really doesn’t have any ties to organized crime.
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Mario Batali Out at ‘The Chew’ After Review of Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Him

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Mario Batali Out at ‘The Chew’ After Review of Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Him
It’s official — Mario Batali no longer has a place at the table on “The Chew.”

An ABC spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday that the celebrity chef after a review of the allegations made against him. “Upon completing its review into the allegations made against Mario Batali, ABC has terminated its relationship with him and he will no longer appear on ‘The Chew,'” the spokesperson said.

“While we remain unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving him and anyone affiliated with our show, ABC takes matters like this very seriously.
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NBC’s ‘A.P. Bio’ Gets February Preview Date, ‘This Is Us’ Midseason Return Moved Back A Week

NBC’s ‘A.P. Bio’ Gets February Preview Date, ‘This Is Us’ Midseason Return Moved Back A Week
NBC has set a February 1 preview date for A.P. Bio, its new comedy from Saturday Night Live writer Mike O'Brien, SNL honcho Lorne Michaels and former SNL-er Seth Meyers.

A.P. Bio will air at 9:30 PM ET/PT February 1 following Will & Grace at 9 PM, then will return Thursday, March 1 in the same timeslot following the network’s coverage of the Winter Olympic Games.

In addition, This Is Us will return from its winter hiatus on Tuesday, January 9 at 9 PM, a week later than…
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Catherine Keener Joins Showtime's Jim Carrey Comedy 'Kidding'

Catherine Keener Joins Showtime's Jim Carrey Comedy 'Kidding'
Catherine Keener is headed to Showtime.

The Get Out actress has been cast in the cable network's upcoming comedy Kidding, starring Jim Carrey. She'll join Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades. The project also reunites him with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry, who will helm Kidding.

In the series, Carrey plays Jeff, also known as Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when...
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Curb Your Enthusiasm Renewed for Season 10 at HBO

Curb Your Enthusiasm Renewed for Season 10 at HBO
Well this is pretty, pretty, pretty good news.

HBO on Thursday announced that it has renewed Curb Your Enthusiasm for a 10th season. The announcement comes less than two weeks after the Season 9 finale.

“We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” Casey Bloys, President of HBO programming, said in a statement. Added Larry David, “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”

Production on Season 10 of Curb is set to commence in
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Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar

Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
Alice Cooper, who was born Vincent Damon Furnier in 1948, is best known as being an American actor, songwriter and singer, who has a career that spans more than five decades. His distinctive raspy voice and high-drama stage show featuring dueling swords, deadly snakes, electric chairs and more have earned him the name and reputation of being “The Godfather of Shock Rock.” Now, he is taking on a somewhat different role. Many believe his many years of onstage theatrics are going to help his performance be superior while appearing in the live theatrical production on NBC of “Jesus Christ Superstar!”

Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
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‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago
The Simpsons has done it again. Another prediction by the hit animated Fox series has come true. The progostication came in a Season 10, 1998 episode titled “When You Dish Upon A Star”. A scene in the episode shows the outside of the Fox studio, where “A Division Of Walt Disney Co” is written on a sign in front of the building. #21stCenturyFox pic.twitte…
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date From VH1 (Video)

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date From VH1 (Video)
VH1 has finally scheduled the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” with the show’s third outing to premiere on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.

The 90-minute premiere was announced in a new promo for the season (above) featuring the nine fan-favorite queens who will return for another shot at the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

The cast comprises Aja (Season 9), BenDeLaCreme (Season 6), Chi Chi DeVayne (Season 8), Kennedy Davenport (Season 7), Milk (Season 6), Morgan McMichaels (Season 2), Shangela (Seasons 2, 3), Thorgy Thor (Season 8), and Trixie Mattel (Season 8).
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Freeform Developing Thriller ‘The Kill Book’ From ‘Mysteries Of Laura’ Team

Freeform has put in development drama The Kill Book. It hails from The Mysteries of Laura creator/executive producer Jeff Rake, co-executive producer Jeffrey Lipman, executive producer Aaron Kaplan and the production companies behind the NBC series, Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV via its cable unit Warner Horizon Scripted TV. Written by Lipman, The Kill Book is described as an action-packed thriller that follows a wily, resilient young woman…
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Omarosa: Robin Roberts Declared “Black Woman Civil War” After ‘Gma’ Interview

Soon-to-be-former White House staffer Omarasa Managault--Newman says ABC News’s Robin Roberts has declared “a black woman civil war” on her. And, being Omarosa, she did so via text message – to Inside Edition. It all started when ABC News’s Good Morning America snagged the first interview with the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison on Thursday morning. The White House announced Wednesday she will be leaving Januaray 20, after resigning to "pursue…
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Five Actors You Didn’t Know Turned Down DC Film Roles

You would think an actor turning down a role that’s well known to fans, like a role in the DC universe, would be career suicide, but then you can always take a look at how that’s gone thus far. The DC movies that some actors have been offered a chance to star in and have passed on really haven’t gone anywhere special so maybe it was a blessing in disguise for their careers. In some cases a few actors were no doubt kicking themselves but others were possibly breathing a sigh of relief after they saw the films come out

Five Actors You Didn’t Know Turned Down DC Film Roles
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Bob Iger & The Murdochs On The Disney-Fox Deal – Read The Memos

Disney and 21st Century Fox this morning finally took the lid of their $66.1 billion deal that will see the former absorb several Fox properties including the film and TV studios, some cable networks and interests in Hulu and Sky. The massive deal, which will take a year or more to clear, had been widely anticipated, and will all but redraw the entertainment industry when all is said and done. Here are memos to staff from Disney’s Bob Iger and Fox’s ruling family Rupert…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Krys Marshall

Krys Marshall is an American actress who has appeared in a wide range of roles on the stage as well as the screen. In recent times, people might recognize her because of her role on This Is Us. However, more recently still, she has been cast in Supergirl as a character who will be providing Kara Zor-El with a much-needed helping hand when it comes to the supervillain called Reign. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Krys Marshall: Wanted to Become an Actress from a Young Age Marshall has wanted to become an

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Krys Marshall
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Hawaii Five-o’: Vincent Pastore Set To Recur In CBS Series

The Sopranos‘ alum Vincent Pastore is set for a recurring role opposite Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin on CBS’ Hawaii Five-o. Pastore will play Vito, Danny’s (Caan) “uncle” from New Jersey, a contractor and general Mr. Fix-It. Danny grew up thinking Vito was “connected”, something Vito played up to, despite having no mob ties to speak of. Vito prides himself on being able to get stuff done. And if he can’t do the job himself, he always claims to “know a guy” who can…
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Here’s the New and Awesome Ready Player One Full-Length Trailer

The new and extremely awesome Ready Player One trailer gives so much more than has been given in recent trailers that now I can believe that a lot of people will be getting pumped to see if if they weren’t before. This is like the mecca of 80’s culture that’s being represented along with everything that’s come after in a huge mashup of such epic proportions that it could very well cause an overload in some people that aren’t ready for it. Look at the number of pop culture icons that are shown throughout the trailer and then try to

Here’s the New and Awesome Ready Player One Full-Length Trailer
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Spe Boss Talks “Opportunities” Stemming From Pending “Sea Change” Disney-Fox Deal, Vows To Grow Company, Not Sell

While expected for a while, the official announcement today of a proposed $52.4 billion Disney acquisition of prime 21st Century Fox assets no doubt is creating anxiety at the other big entertainment companies, which are suddenly being dwarfed by the new Disney, which would combine two major film studios and two TV ones, in addition to a host of other entities. Likely to assuage concerns, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra today sent an internal memo…
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Watch Lena Waithe and Common Break Down Scenes from The Chi's First Episode

The Chi, Showtime's drama premiering in January from Emmy-winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive producer Common, follows a group of people in the Windy City whose lives are linked by love, loss and a series of unfortunate events. After a homicide -- all too common in the city, where as

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Morgan Spurlock Steps Down From Warrior Poets After Penning Confessional Essay

Morgan Spurlock co-founded New York-based production company Warrior Poets with Jeremy Chilnick in 2004. He’s now stepping down from the company, hours after he penned a confessional essay in which he revealed that a woman he slept with in college “believed she was raped” and that he now sees himself as “part of the problem.” Warrior Poets released the statement below to Deadline, signed by Chilnick and Matthew Galkin, who is listed as a partner of the company along with…
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