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Netflix Orders Comedy Series Starring Run-D.M.C.'s Rev. Run

Netflix Orders Comedy Series Starring Run-D.M.C.'s Rev. Run
Run-D.M.C.'s Reverend Run is returning to television as Netflix has ordered a scripted comedy series starring the Rock Hall-inducted rapper and his real-life wife Justine Simmons.

Rev. Run, who starred in the MTV reality series Run's House from 2005 to 2009, will portray himself in the semi-fictionalized series about the rapper and his post-hip-hop life, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

The Mayor and Speechless creator Jeremy Bronson penned the still-unnamed series' script. Produced by Amblin and ABC Studios, the series was initially picked up by ABC following a bidding war in 2016, but
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‘True Detective': ‘Selma’ Star Carmen Ejogo Joins Mahershala Ali for Season 3

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‘True Detective': ‘Selma’ Star Carmen Ejogo Joins Mahershala Ali for Season 3
Carmen Ejogo is heading to HBO’s “True Detective” for Season 3.

The “Selma” star joins Mahershala Ali in the HBO drama’s upcoming run that focuses on a macabre crime in the Ozarks. The third season spans several decades and is divided into three separate time periods. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher in 1980 with a link to two missing children. Ali plays Wayne Hays, a state police detective hailing from Northwest Arkansas.

Series creator and executive producer Nic Pizzolatto serves as writer,
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Ryan Seacrest Denies "Reckless" Misconduct Allegations From Former Stylist

Ryan Seacrest Denies
Ryan Seacrest is the latest to be accused of misconduct.

The claim comes from a former E! wardrobe stylist, who has come forward to allege that Seacrest behaved inappropriately toward her during his tenure at E! News nearly a decade ago. While the contents of her accusation are not yet public, Seacrest has opted to speak out, strongly disputing the allegations, and will fully cooperate with the investigation into the matter that is currently taking place at E!

“Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint...
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Don Pedro Colley, 'Dukes of Hazzard' Actor, Dies at 79

Don Pedro Colley, 'Dukes of Hazzard' Actor, Dies at 79
Don Pedro Colley, an actor who appeared in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, in the first film directed by George Lucas and on the 1980s CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard, has died. He was 79.

Colley died Oct. 11 in his hometown of Klamath Falls, Ore., following a long battle with cancer, his friend William Sowles said.

Colley also had roles in The World's Greatest Athlete (1973), Herbie Rides Again (1974) and Piranha (1995) and in blaxpoitation films including The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972), Black Caesar (1973) and, playing a voodoo lord of the dead, Sugar Hill...
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‘Project Runway’ Contestant Wendy Pepper Dies

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‘Project Runway’ Contestant Wendy Pepper Dies
Wendy Pepper, a fashion designer who competed on two seasons of “Project Runway” has died. According to a death notice posted in the Washington Post on Friday, Pepper, born Anne Eustis Pepper, died peacefully on Sunday “surrounded by her loving family.” “We are saddened to hear of the passing of another member of the Project Runway family, designer Wendy Pepper, this year,” Lifetime network said in a statement. “Wendy was one of the original designers that sent creations down the catwalk, paving the way for other designers to come. We wish her family and friends peace during this difficult time.
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‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller Accused of Raping Underage Actress Aurora Perrineau (Exclusive)

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‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller Accused of Raping Underage Actress Aurora Perrineau (Exclusive)
Actress Aurora Perrineau has gone to police to accuse “Girls” writer and executive producer Murray Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 years old, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Perrineau, who has appeared in Jennifer Lawrence’s “Passengers” and is the daughter of “Lost” actor Harold Perrineau, told TheWrap she filed a report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Friday. TheWrap obtained the results of a polygraph test Perrineau said she passed in September in which she detailed her accusations against Murray, who was also a producer on the Fox animated comedies “King of the Hill” and “American.
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‘Swat’ Lands Full-Season Order, ‘9JKL’ Gets More Episodes at CBS

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‘Swat’ Lands Full-Season Order, ‘9JKL’ Gets More Episodes at CBS
Fans of “S.W.A.T.” and “9JKL” are getting varying degrees of good news.

CBS has handed out a full-season order to Shemar Moore cop series “S.W.A.T.,” while Mark Feuerstein-starring family comedy “9JKL” has picked up three additional episodes. “S.W.A.T.” is averaging 10.36 million viewers on Thursdays, while “9JKL” averages 7.4 million viewers on Mondays.

Based on the 2003 film of the same name, “S.W.A.T.” is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios. It stars Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim.
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Meghan Trainor Named Final Judge on Fox's 'The Four'

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Meghan Trainor Named Final Judge on Fox's 'The Four'
Meghan Trainor will fill the remaining seat on Fox's new singing competition "The Four" ... TMZ has learned. Production sources say Fox execs were noodling on 3 female candidates for the final spot -- Trainor, Fergie and BeBe Rexha. She'll be joined by some superstar talent on the panel ... DJ Khaled, Diddy and music honcho Charlie Walk. The show -- which has an emphasis on hip-hop -- features 4 contestants who will face challengers throughout the course of
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'Transparent' Mulls Future Without Jeffrey Tambor Amid Harassment Claims

'Transparent' Mulls Future Without Jeffrey Tambor Amid Harassment Claims
Transparent is assessing its options in wake of sexual harassment allegations being leveled against the show's star Jeffrey Tambor

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that creator Jill Soloway and the writers are fighting to save the show from cancellation after a second allegation, from Transparent co-star Trace Lysette, was made public. Amazon Studios had begun an internal investigation into Tambor after his former assistant, transgender actress Van Barnes, accused the Emmy-winning actor of behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner. 

Lysette, in an interview with THR, alleged that Tambor sexually harassed her on multiple occasions, claiming he "got...
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‘OITNB’ Creator Jenji Kohan Inks Multiyear Deal With Netflix

‘OITNB’ Creator Jenji Kohan Inks Multiyear Deal With Netflix
Netflix has signed “Orange Is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan to an exclusive multiyear deal. Under the terms of the pact, the “Glow” executive producer will produce new original series and other projects for the streaming giant. “Bold, outspoken and totally fearless, Jenji has constantly raised the bar for storytelling at Netflix,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of Original Content at Netflix. “She possesses a rare and special talent to say what’s unspoken, choose the unexpected over the safe and drive the cultural conversation — and audiences love her for it. She has been with us from the beginning.
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Lena Dunham Slammed for Defending ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape

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Lena Dunham Slammed for Defending ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape
Lena Dunham came to the defense of a “Girls” writer accused of rape on Friday, and some Twitter users have called her out for choosing to support the alleged perpetrator over his female accuser. “Never call yourself an advocate for women again because you’ve just proven that you are Not,” one user wrote. Several others dug up a tweet of Dunham’s from August in which she said women do not lie about rape. The backlash came after Dunham spoke out against actress Aurora Perrineau, who filed a police report on Friday saying she did not consent to sex with “Girls” writer Murray.
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‘Mad Men’ Producer Calls Matthew Weiner ‘Emotional Terrorist’ After Harassment Accusation

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‘Mad Men’ Producer Calls Matthew Weiner ‘Emotional Terrorist’ After Harassment Accusation
Former “Mad Men” senior consultant and producer Marti Noxon is not pulling punches when it comes to backing Kater Gordon, who has accused Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment. On Friday, Noxon took to Twitter to describe the Emmy-winning show creator as an “emotional terrorist, who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs me.” The writer-producer added, “everyone at ‘Mad Men,’ regardless of gender or position, was affected by this atmosphere.” Also a former exec producer of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Noxon unleashed her opinion of Weiner and his behavior on the public — and it.
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Comedy Central Announces Lineup for All-New Slate of Stand-Up Specials

Comedy Central Announces Lineup for All-New Slate of Stand-Up Specials
Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… is returning to New Orleans to tape an all-new slate of half-hour specials featuring nine of the most exciting and dynamic comedians performing today. The new season will tape on December 8 and 9 at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans and include performances by Emmy Blotnick, Tim Dillon, Devin Field, Megan Gailey, Chris Garcia, Langston Kerman, Mike Lawrence, Ryan O’Flanagan, and Sarah Tiana. For over 22 seasons, the Comedy Central half-hour specials have been both an important career milestone for stand-up comedians and the fundamental series in which Comedy Central identifies and amplifies its future
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Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Grace and Frankie Season 4

Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Grace and Frankie Season 4
Netflix has set the fourth season premiere date for Grace and Frankie. It will premiere globally on Friday, January 19. Just like the previous seasons, it is expected to be consist of thirteen episodes. The third season premiered last March to positive reviews and received four Emmy nominations. Jane Fonda (Grace) and Lily Tomlin (Frankie) star as two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.
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Days of Our Lives: Chloe and Lucas the Next New Couple?

Days of Our Lives fans might not be surprised to hear the rumor that Chloe and Lucas are facing something more than just friendship. There is a chance these two could be the next thing in Salem. They’ve been spending a lot of time together as he’s been drowning his life sorrows in a bottle. He’s had a rough go of it in the past few years, and he’s been handling it poorly. He’s not making wise decisions, and he’s been too drunk to really face his problems. This means he’s got to handle things on a different level, and

Days of Our Lives: Chloe and Lucas the Next New Couple?
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MacGyver Review: The Roles We Fill, and The One Riley’s Dad Doesn’t

MacGyver‘s family just experienced an intense paternal reunion, but it wasn’t the one that’s been building since last spring. The mystery behind MacGyver’s father is simmering, but Riley is the one who reunited with her dad. Recall that Riley’s dad (played by Billy Baldwin) had some pretty serious issues before he finally took off for good. It took a serious beating from Jack to push the guy out the door, and that backfired on Riley in several ways. She lost both of her fathers. Is there a chance she could have both of them back in her life? The case

MacGyver Review: The Roles We Fill, and The One Riley’s Dad Doesn’t
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Lena Dunham Defends ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape, Claiming ‘Insider Knowledge’ of the Situation

Lena Dunham Defends ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape, Claiming ‘Insider Knowledge’ of the Situation
Following yesterday’s accusation of rape against “Girls” writer/producer Murray Miller, Lena Dunham has rushed to her colleague’s defense. “I believe in a lot of things but the first tenet of my politics is to hold up the people who have held me up, who have filled my world with love,” she tweeted yesterday. Miller was accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau in 2012, when she was 17 and he was 35. She filed a police report yesterday.

Dunham and “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner issued a joint statement claiming that their “insider knowledge” of the situation makes them “confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.”

Read More:Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17

Here’s Dunham and Konner’s full statement:

“During the windfall of deeply necessary accusations over the last few months in Hollywood,
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Breaking Down Deadpool’s “Wet on Wet” Teaser Trailer

Deadpool is a franchise that loves its references, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the “Wet on Wet” teaser is a clear reference to Bob Ross of PBS fame. For those who are unfamiliar with that name, Ross was an American art instructor who had his own instructional TV show called The Joy of Painting on PBS, which started up in 1983 and continued filming until 1994 when he was diagnosed with the blood cancer that killed him. Regardless, the sheer longevity of his instructional TV show should make it obvious that he was a much-beloved

Breaking Down Deadpool’s “Wet on Wet” Teaser Trailer
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‘True Detective’ Season 3: Carmen Ejogo Cast Opposite Mahershala Ali; Character Details Revealed

‘True Detective’ Season 3: Carmen Ejogo Cast Opposite Mahershala Ali; Character Details Revealed
It’s time to retire the #TrueDetectiveSeason3 memes and start speculating about #TrueDetectiveSeason4 instead, as Mahershala Ali finally has his co-star in the HBO drama’s return: Carmen Ejogo. The “Selma,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and “Alien: Covenant” star is on a well-deserved roll of late, and her role as Amelia Reardon — described as “an Arkansas schoolteacher who has a connection to two children who went missing in the 1980s” — looks set to continue it.

Read More:‘True Detective’ Season 3: Everything You Need to Know

A few salient details have emerged about this new incarnation of the series, which won widespread acclaim in its first season but opened to a more mixed reception during its second go-round. The official plot summary declares that season 3 “tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays
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Ratings: Blindspot Dips to Series Low

Ratings: Blindspot Dips to Series Low
NBC’s Blindspot this Friday drew 3.4 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating, steady-ish in audience while dipping a tenth in the demo to a series low.

RelatedBlindspot Ep Sheds Light on That Jane Shocker: ‘It’s a Huge Part’ of Season 3

Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time (2.57 mil/0.5) was steady with its first hour, while the second dipped to 2 mil/0.4 (possibly marking series lows; I’m away from my data banks right now).

RelatedOnce Upon a Time: Weigh In on Rapunzel Twist, Visit to Wonderland

Elsewhere….

CBS | MacGyver (7.2 mil/0.9) was steady, while Hawaii Five-0 (9.1 mil/1.0) and Blue Bloods (9.1 mil/0.9) each dipped a tenth.
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