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 2020-12-04 00:33 

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Tech Talk With Sean Burch and Alex Kantrowitz: Spotify's 'Smart' Bet on Joe Rogan and Apple's 'Awful' Strategy | PRO Video...

The podcast landscape changed dramatically this week with Joe Rogan taking his show exclusively to Spotify. The move, Alex Kantrowitz of the Big Technology newsletter said, represents both a brilliant strategic decision by Spotify and an indictment of App...

 2020-12-04 00:28 

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AOC Shuts Down Republican Critics of Her 'Tax the Rich' Merch With a Perfect Comeback...

In yet another instance of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez definitively shutting down Republicans who try to mix it up, AOC had a succinct retort on Thursday for Republican critics of her $58 "tax the rich" campaign sweatshirt . "We don't us...

 2020-12-04 00:08 

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Lifetime's Wendy Williams Biopic Trailer Charts Host's Career, From Shock Jock Origins to Collapsing Statue of Liberty (Video)...

Lifetime released the trailer for its upcoming Wendy Williams biopic on Thursday, revealing star Ciera Payton as she recreates some of the landmark moments from the iconic daytime talk show host's career, including her interview with Whitney Houston t...

 2020-12-04 00:00 

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AMC Theatres Starts 'Urgent' Talks With Warner Bros. to Renegotiate Terms After HBO Max Deal...

AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron on Thursday said the nation's largest movie theater chain had begun "urgent" talks to renegotiate terms with Warner Bros. following the studio's announcement that it will release all of its 2021 films on HBO Max ...

 2020-12-03 23:08 

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Here's How You Can Get HBO Max if You Already Pay for HBO...

HBO Max subscribers got an early Christmas present after Warner Bros. announced it will release all its 2021 films in theaters and HBO Max simultaneously in order to meet audiences where they are (which, given the COVID-19 pandemic, is rarely in movie the...

 2020-12-03 22:00 

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'Superstore' to End After 6 Seasons on NBC...

"Superstore" will end with its current sixth season, NBC announced Thursday. The workplace comedy will return for its final run of 11 episodes on Thursday, Jan. 14, with the series finale to air in the spring. "We're grateful to Universal ...

 2020-12-03 21:43 

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LA Theaters to Stay Closed for 3 More Weeks as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday a "regional" stay-at-home order that will close businesses like movie theaters in regions with less than 15% availability in hospital intensive care units. Included in the closures will also be ha...

 2020-12-03 21:39 

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Warner Bros' Bombshell HBO Max News Splits Fans, From 'That's a Win' to 'I Hate This'...

In an unprecedented move, Warner Bros. announced Thursday that all 17 films on its 2021 slate will launch on HBO Max the same day they hit theaters — a model that was previously announced for the release of "Wonder Woman 1984." In a statemen...

 2020-12-03 21:24 

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Did HBO Max Just Become the Best Bargain in Streaming?...

HBO Max, the most expensive streaming service, may have just become the best value in entertainment thanks to Warner Bros.' industry-shattering move on Thursday to release its entire 2021 slate of films simultaneously in theaters and on the streamer. ...

 2020-12-03 21:05 

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AMC Networks' Brett Dismuke Promoted to General Manager of UMC and WE tv...

AMC Networks has promoted UMC's Brett Dismuke to general manager, UMC and WE tv, the company announced Thursday. The move gives Dismuke oversight of the cable channel as well as the streaming service for which he previously served as chief content off...

 2020-12-03 21:01 

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'Hawkeye': Florence Pugh and Vera Farmiga Join Cast of Disney+ Series...

Florence Pugh will reprise her role of Yelena Belova from "Black Widow" and join Marvel Studios' upcoming Disney+ series "Hawkeye," according to an individual with knowledge of the project Vera Farmiga is also in talks to join the cast...

 2020-12-03 20:59 

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Dan Le Batard Is Leaving ESPN Next Month...

Dan Le Batard is leaving ESPN next month. His TV show, "Highly Questionable," will continue on without him — or his dad. "It was mutually agreed that it was best for both sides to move on to new opportunities and we worked together close...

 2020-12-03 20:45 

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Trump Administration Sues Facebook, Claims Company Illegally Reserved Jobs for Sponsored Immigrant Workers...

The Trump administration sued Facebook on Thursday, claiming the social media giant illegally reserved thousands of jobs for immigrants the company was sponsoring to stay in the U.S., instead of looking for qualified American workers to fill the positions...

 2020-12-03 20:30 

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Director of COVID Documentary '76 Days': 'It's Bizarre to Me' That the Pandemic Still Rages in US...

When Chinese-American director Hao Wu began making a film about the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak in February of this year, he did not know that the outbreak would become a worldwide pandemic — and he did not expect that on Dec. 4, when his fi...

 2020-12-03 20:30 

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Radio Disney to Shut Down as Disney Undergoes New Round of Layoffs...

The Walt Disney Company is shuttering Radio Disney. The news comes as additional layoffs hit Disney-owned ABC News. In a statement obtained by the TheWrap, the company said Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country will cease operations in the first quarter o...

 2020-12-03 20:06 

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Is There a New Episode of Bill Maher's 'Real Time' Airing This Week?...

After spending much of the year taping his weekly HBO show from his home due to the coronavirus, Bill Maher returned to his L.A.-based studio in September — though with a limited studio audience and live guests who were kept at least six feet apart ...

 2020-12-03 20:00 

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Vivica A Fox to Star in 5 New 'The Wrong' Franchise Movies at LMN (Exclusive)...

Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) has set 13 thrillers to debut in early 2021, including five new "The Wrong" franchise movies starring Vivica A. Fox, TheWrap has learned exclusively. The new installments include "The Wrong Real Estate Agent," ...

 2020-12-03 20:00 

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Queen Latifah's 'Equalizer' Reboot Scores Coveted Post-Super Bowl LV Spot...

Queen Latifah's reboot of "The Equalizer" will premiere following Super Bowl LV on CBS next February. "The Equalizer" is a reimagining of the classic series starring Queen Latifah ("Chicago," "Bessie") as an enigmatic w...

 2020-12-03 19:40 

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A Strange but True Journey Inside the GOP Power Vortex With Senator Lamar Alexander...

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) said goodbye to the chamber in a farewell speech ahead of his retirement after 18 years, advising his colleagues "to seek broadly backed, durable solutions to the nation's problems rather th...

 2020-12-03 19:22 

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Women of Color Are the Most Underrepresented Group on TV, Nielsen Report Finds...

A new report from Nielsen looking at diversity and inclusion on television found that women of color tend to be the most underrepresented groups across all platforms, with cable coming up particularly short. The study, which looked at the 300 most popular...

 2020-12-03 19:22 

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Cedric Joe Cast as Emmett Till in ABC's 'Women of the Movement'...

ABC's upcoming limited series "Women of the Movement" has added Cedric Joe to its cast, TheWrap has confirmed. Joe, whose previous credits include guest roles on "Modern Family" and "Good Trouble," will play Emmett Till, the 14...

 2020-12-03 19:17 

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Fox News' Pete Hegseth Tops MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, This Time on NY Times Best-Seller List...

Fox News' Pete Hegseth edged out MSNBC's Joe Scarborough for the higher-charting debut on this week's New York Times best-seller list. Hegseth's "Modern Warriors" appeared at number five on the list of best-selling print and e-book...

 2020-12-03 19:00 

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Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to Host 'Gutsy Women' Docuseries at Apple TV+...

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have set up a mother-daughter project at Apple TV+, with the streaming service giving a straight-to-series order to their docuseries, "Gusty Women." The show will be hosted by both Hillary and Chelsea and is ins...

 2020-12-03 18:59 

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Entertainment Weekly Staffers Move to Unionize Days After Top Editor's Ouster...

Entertainment Weekly staffers have joined their Meredith colleagues at People in forming a union with the NewsGuild of New York, just days after the ouster of their magazine's top editor. Other Meredith brands that moved to form the collective union T...

 2020-12-03 18:31 

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'House of the Dragon': Here's Your First Look at the Dragons in HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Spinoff (Photos)...

The first concept art for HBO's upcoming "Game of Thrones" prequel series, "House of the Dragon," was revealed by WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar Thursday, giving fans their first look at the fire-breathing stars of the show. The images, w...

 2020-12-03 18:30 

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Warner Bros to Release All 2021 Movies in Theaters and on HBO Max Simultaneously...

Warner Bros. is radically changing up its distribution strategy for 2021, releasing all 17 of its movies for the year in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously. Just as "Wonder Woman 1984" will be released on Christmas Day both in theaters and on ...

 2020-12-03 18:00 

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Annie Lennox, Melissa Etheridge Perform for COVID-19 Relief at Power Women Summit 2020...

Musical stars and international artists Annie Lennox , Melissa Etheridge , Cam , Citizen Queen , Hayley Orrantia , Yuna , K3 Sisters Band , GEM and Renaissance Youth Center Choir will perform at a concert to raise money for COVID-19 relief at WrapWomen...

 2020-12-03 17:54 

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Why Discovery+ Won't be Hurt as Late Arrival to the Streaming Wars...

Discovery is finally getting on the streaming train, rolling out its own all-in-one service early next year. Are they too late? The non-fiction programming powerhouse is a late comer to the high-stakes streaming after years of opting to dip its toe in the...

 2020-12-03 17:45 

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Inside 2 TMZ Veterans' Plan to Disrupt the Celebrity News Model...

Dax Holt and Adam Glyn may be known as "those guys that used to be TMZ," but they're breaking big exclusives on their own via their "Hollywood Raw" podcast. An October interview with Ally Brooke — in which the former Fifth Harmon...

 2020-12-03 17:42 

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Trump's Niece Mary Roasts His Post-Election Behavior: 'We're Seeing a Very Desperate Man' (Video)...

Mary L. Trump, Donald Trump's niece and author of a tell-all book about him and their family, "Too Much And Never Enough," roasted her uncle's post-election behavior during a visit to "The View" on Thursday, calling him a "very...

 2020-12-03 17:41 

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'Holiday Heartbreak' Trailer: Christmas Curse Threatens to Ruin the Holidays in BET Original Movie (Exclusive Video)...

BET has released the trailer for the upcoming original Christmas movie "Holiday Heartbreak," starring Maryam Basir and Michael Colyar. Basir stars in the film from director Charles Jones as Monica McCoy, a helpless romantic unknowingly cursed with...

 2020-12-03 17:30 

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Steve McQueen Calls His New 'Small Axe' Cinematographer 'a Skater and a Sailor'...

Steve McQueen's "Lovers Rock," one of five movies in the director's "Small Axe" anthology on Amazon , is a dreamy, sensual fantasia of a film, a 68-minute evocation of one Saturday night at a dance party in 1980 London. The story f...

 2020-12-03 17:14 

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14 Stars Who Gained Major Weight for Roles, From Charlize Theron in 'Monster' to Christian Bale in 'Vice' (Photos)...

Daniel Day-Lewis may go to extreme lengths as a method actor when it comes to portraying physically handicapped individuals or Abraham Lincoln, but that level of dedication may not be as readily obvious to the average observer. The typical movie goer take...

 2020-12-03 17:00 

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'All My Life' Film Review: Romantic Drama Tries to Turn Heartbreaking Into Heartwarming...

At first, "All My Life" looks like a typical romantic comedy: Girl and boy meet cute, banter playfully, flirt, go on a fun first date and fall in love during montages set to pop songs. But if you know anything about the Marc Meyers movie starring ...

 2020-12-03 17:00 

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'Let Them All Talk' Film Review: Meryl Streep Contemplates Life, Love and Literature on Transatlantic Voyage...

After enduring any number of paid celebrity vacations disguised as feature films ("Couples Retreat," "Just Go With It," "Blended," etc.), it's edifying to learn that a cast and crew can have a great journey and make a worthwhil...

 2020-12-03 17:00 

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Discovery+: Here's Every Original Series Available on Discovery's New Streaming Service at Launch...

Discovery Inc will launch its streaming service, Discovery+, on Jan. 4. And while the new platform is debuting in an ever-crowded SVOD space, it's coming ready to compete with a slew of original series available on Day 1. Per Discovery, at launch, Dis...

 2020-12-03 16:51 

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NBC's Christmas Tree Lighting Outdraws 'The Masked Singer' Triple Elimination in Total Viewers...

Hallelujah: NBC's Christmas tree lighting — "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" — topped 7 million total viewers on Wednesday, the same night Fox trimmed three celebrities from "The Masked Singer." "The Masked Singer"...

 2020-12-03 16:48 

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Facebook to Remove Posts With Misinformation About COVID-19 Vaccine...

As several countries prepare to rollout COVID-19 vaccinations, Facebook on Thursday said it would start removing misinformation on them — expanding on its policy to crackdown on bogus coronavirus claims. Previously, Facebook had been taking action a...

 2020-12-03 16:28 

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Cynthia Erivo to Star as African Princess Offered as Gift to Queen Victoria...

Cynthia Erivo will star in a film about the true story of Sara Forbes Bonetta, an African princess who in 1850 was offered as a "gift" to Queen Victoria and became her goddaughter. The untitled film will be executive produced by Benedict Cumberbat...

 2020-12-03 16:01 

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'DuckTales' Reboot Canceled After 3 Seasons at Disney XD...

The "DuckTales" reboot will end after its currently airing third season on Disney XD, with the "epic season finale" set for next year. "The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional...

 2020-12-03 16:00 

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Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis to Receive Tributes at 2021 Gotham Awards...

Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman will be honored with tributes at the 30th anniversary IFP Gotham Awards, the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Thursday. The two actors both star in the Netflix film "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,"...

 2020-12-03 16:00 

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MSNBC Fills Joy Reid's Former Weekend Slots With Jonathan Capehart, Tiffany Cross...

MSNBC announced Thursday that the two-hour weekend time slot once held by Joy Reid will be broken up between two new anchors, Tiffany Cross and Jonathan Capehart. Cross' program will air on Saturdays and premiere Dec. 12 while Capehart's will air ...

 2020-12-03 15:50 

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MTV Entertainment Group Commits $250 Million to Grow Content From BIPOC and Women...

ViacomCBS' MTV Entertainment Group is committing $250 million over the next three years to fuel the growth of content led and produced by BIPOC (Black, indigenous and people of color) and women-owned and operated production companies. According to a p...

 2020-12-03 15:45 

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AMC Theatres Seeks to Raise $800 Million in Cash by Selling New Shares Amid Pandemic...

AMC Theatres is selling 200 million new shares of its stock to help raise cash as it continues to confront theater closures and restricted operations in North America, according to a filing with the SEC on Thursday. The nation's largest theater chain ...

 2020-12-03 15:00 

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Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' Series Adds 20 to Cast...

Amazon's forthcoming "Lord of the Rings" series has added a whopping 20 new cast members, the streamer announced Thursday. The new batch of stars joins an already sprawling ensemble for the eight-episode fantasy series, which is currently film...

 2020-12-03 15:00 

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Watch George Clooney and Jimmy Kimmel Flowbee Their Hair on Live TV (Video)...

Not only did George Clooney confirm to Jimmy Kimmel that he's been using a Flowbee to cut his own hair for decades, the "Midnight Sky" actor and director demonstrated it. Yes, on Kimmel's live television show Clooney says his assistant fir...

 2020-12-03 15:00 

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Rotten Tomatoes Revamps Top Critics Classification to Boost Inclusivity...

Rotten Tomatoes has revamped the way it classifies film and TV critics among its "Top Critics" as a way to increase diversity among pop culture criticism and provide a more inclusive range of opinions on a given film or show. Previously, the compa...

 2020-12-03 15:00 

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Nick Promises Sabrina They're 'Endgame' in 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Final Season Trailer (Video)...

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" will end its wicked tale on New Year's Eve when the Netflix series launches its final season. And before all is said and done, Nick Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) will promise Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) tha...

 2020-12-03 14:45 

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'Morning Joe' Rips Kayleigh McEnany's White House Christmas Party Defense: 'What Is This, 8th Grade?'...

"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski went off on the White House's coronavirus pandemic response Thursday morning, specifically singling out the administration's ongoing, in-person Christmas parties and its defense of those celebrations. ...

 2020-12-03 14:00 

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'Heaven's Gate' Docuseries: Why Does Frank Lyford's Voice Sound Like That?...

Frank Lyford left the Heaven's Gate cult four years before 39 of his "classmates" committed mass-suicide in 1997. Now, you can watch him tell his story in HBO Max's "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults" docuseries — includin...

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