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Netflix Cancels 'The Order' After Two Seasons

Netflix Cancels 'The Order' After Two Seasons

Horror drama series “” will not be returning to for a third season, the streamer confirmed to Variety.Dennis Heaton, the creator, writer and executive producer of the series, made the announcement via Twitter on Friday night. “For two seasons I was honored to work with an incredible cast and crew on The Order for @Netflix,” Heaton wrote. “It was one of the best experiences of my career. Unfortunately, we aren’t returning, but I will always cherish the memories and the props I stole. Thank you all for watching.”For two seasons I was honored to work with an incredible cast and crew on The...

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Nov 14
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Ken Spears, Co-Creator of 'Scooby-Doo,' Dies at 82

Ken Spears, Co-Creator of 'Scooby-Doo,' Dies at 82

, co-creator of the beloved animated series “” and co-founder of Ruby-Spears Productions along with the late Joe Ruby, died Friday. He was 82.Spears’ son, Kevin Spears, tells Variety that he died from complications related to Lewy body dementia.“Ken will forever be remembered for his wit, his story-telling, his loyalty to family, and his strong work ethic,” Kevin Spears says. “Ken has not only made a lasting impression on his family, but he has touched the lives of many as co-creator of ‘Scooby-Doo.’ Ken has been a role model for us throughout his life and he will continue to live on in our...

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Nov 9
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Film Producer David Guillod Arrested in New Sexual Assault Case

Film Producer David Guillod Arrested in New Sexual Assault Case

, a producer who has worked on films like “Extraction” and “Atomic Blonde,” has been arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, according to a press release sent by the LAPD.Detectives from LAPD’s special assault unit conducted a search and arrest warrant at his Sherman Oaks residence on Wednesday night. A 21-year-old woman, whose identity has been protected, reported to the LAPD on Oct. 21 that Guillod had sexually assaulted her during an “evening meeting.”He is currently in custody at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center and is being held on $5...

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Oct 29
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Matthew McConaughey Reveals He Was Sexually Abused as a Teen in New Memoir

Matthew McConaughey Reveals He Was Sexually Abused as a Teen in New Memoir

In his new memoir, “,” “Dallas Buyers Club” star revealed that he was a victim of sexual abuse several times during his teenage years.Released on Tuesday, the memoir tells the story of 50-year-old McConaughey’s life through moments he identifies as green, yellow or red lights — events that caused him to advance, pause or stop. The Oscar-winning actor then details how each moment taught him a lesson and how he has moved forward.In the beginning of the book, McConaughey shares several facts about himself to set the scene for the rest of the book, which include his personal experience with...

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Oct 21
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Andrew Cuomo Says Movie Theaters Outside of New York City Can Open Oct. 23

Andrew Cuomo Says Movie Theaters Outside of New York City Can Open Oct. 23

New York Gov. has announced that outside of New York City will be allowed to open beginning Oct. 23.During a press briefing on Saturday morning, Cuomo said that movie theaters not located in the city can open at 25% capacity with a limit of 50 people per screening if they meet state safety regulations.Only counties that have an average COVID-19 infection rate lower than 2% over 14 days and no cluster zones will be allowed to open their theaters. Masks, assigned and socially distant seating and additional staff to enforce the new rules will be required, in addition to air filtration,...

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Oct 17
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TBS Orders Competition Series 'Go-Big Show,' Snoop Dogg and Rosario Dawson Among Judges

TBS Orders Competition Series 'Go-Big Show,' Snoop Dogg and Rosario Dawson Among Judges

has picked up a full season of an hour-long talent competition series titled “Go-Big Show.”The show is hosted by Bert Kreischer and features celebrity judges , , Jennifer Nettles and “The American Nightmare” Cody from All Elite Wrestling.The news was announced on Wednesday simultaneously on TBS, TNT and truTV, making it the three networks’ first roadblock announcement. “Go-Big Show” celebrates the most extreme of talents, including monster truck races, alligator training and stunt archery as contestants compete against each other for a grand prize of $100,000.“We are going bigger and bolder...

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Sep 10
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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Address Prior Separation, August Alsina Relationship on 'Red Table Talk'

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Address Prior Separation, August Alsina Relationship on 'Red Table Talk'

followed up on her promise to bring herself to the Red Table.In a surprise episode, Pinkett Smith sat down with her husband, , to address recent rumors regarding the status of their relationship.R&B singer stirred up controversy on June 30 when he claimed in an interview with radio host Angela Yee that he had been romantically involved with Pinkett Smith. Alsina added that Smith had given them his blessing.On July 2, Pinkett Smith : “There’s some healing that needs to happen… so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table.”In the episode of the Facebook Watch series, the couple revealed that...

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Jul 10
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'The Lord of the Rings' Television Series and 'Cowboy Bebop' Allowed to Begin Production in New Zealand

'The Lord of the Rings' Television Series and 'Cowboy Bebop' Allowed to Begin Production in New Zealand

The crew members of Amazon Prime Video’s television adaptation “” and Netflix’s upcoming take on Japanese animated series “,” have both been granted permission to enter to begin or resume production, along with five other projects.According to New Zealand media website , the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has revealed that international crews for seven projects have been allowed to enter the country in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the long-awaited and Jane Campion’s film whose crews had already been allowed in the country, staff are beginning to...

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Jul 3
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Beyoncé Supports Black Lives Matter, Calls Out Sexist Music Industry in Powerful Graduation Speech

Beyoncé Supports Black Lives Matter, Calls Out Sexist Music Industry in Powerful Graduation Speech

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter made a powerful statement on the Black Lives Matter movement and sexism in the music industry during YouTube’s “” virtual graduation on Saturday.The singer started by congratulating the high school seniors who persevered through an unprecedented time in the country.“Congratulations to the class of 2020, you have arrived here in the middle of a global crisis, a racial pandemic and worldwide expression of outrage at the senseless killing of yet another unarmed Black human being. And you still made it, we’re so proud of you,” she said.Beyoncé highlighted the Black Lives...

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Jun 7
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'Unforgiven' Actor Anthony James Dies at 77

'Unforgiven' Actor Anthony James Dies at 77

, an actor best-known for his work in the Oscar-winning films “” and “,” died on May 26 of cancer in Massachusetts. He was 77.Born Jimmy Anthony, he discovered there was already an actor with that name and created his stage persona of Anthony James, according to his . James had a career in the arts that spanned five decades, focusing on acting in his early years and later shifting to writing and painting.James was born in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on July 22, 1942 to two Greek immigrants, George and Marika. When James was 18, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles so that he could pursue acting....

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May 28
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Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Wakes Up From Coma After Coronavirus Battle

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Wakes Up From Coma After Coronavirus Battle

After battling for more than a month in intensive care, Broadway actor has woken up from a medically-induced coma.His wife Amanda Kloots made the announcement on her Instagram story while holding their son Elvis. “Guys, we might have to change our hashtag to #CodeRocky because Nick — Dada — is awake!” she said.Code Rocky is a term that medical professionals use to indicate when coronavirus patients are on their way to a full recovery. Kloots had previously been using the hashtag #WakeUpNick to spread the word about Cordero’s condition and show support for him via social media.Kloots also...

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May 13
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'Tiger King' Fans Crowd Joe Exotic's Zoo Reopening After Coronavirus Shutdown

'Tiger King' Fans Crowd Joe Exotic's Zoo Reopening After Coronavirus Shutdown

Sue Ogrocki/AP/ShutterstockHundreds flocked this weekend to the reopening of Park, the exotic animal zoo that was featured in ’s docu-series “Tiger King” and previously owned by .According to the , the Wynnewood, Okla. animal park was given clearance to reopen as long as both workers and visitors followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sanitation and social distancing protocols. However, photos taken by Daily Mail show nearly all visitors disobeying the guidelines by not wearing masks and crowding together to get a look at the park’s lions and tigers.Tiger King Park...

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Portugal. The Man Protests Alaskan School District Book Ban by Offering Students Free Copies

Portugal. The Man Protests Alaskan School District Book Ban by Offering Students Free Copies

Grammy-winning band are taking a stand against a recent book ban made by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough school board in .The school board voted to remove five classic works of literature from the curriculum due to what it deemed “controversial” content: “” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou.In response, Portugal. The Man — which hails from Wasilla, a city within the Mat-Su Borough — have pledged to donate copies of the books directly to students...

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'The Flash' Actor Logan Williams Dies at 16

'The Flash' Actor Logan Williams Dies at 16

, best known for his role as young Barry Allen on The CW’s “The Flash,” died suddenly on Thursday, according to and social media posts from his co-stars. He was 16.The cause of death has not been revealed.Williams was born in Vancouver, Canada, and grew up in the suburb of Coquitlam. According to , he landed his very first audition at age 10 for the Hallmark movie “The Color of Rain,” working alongside Warren Christie and Lacey Chabert.He went on to appear in several TV projects, including “The Flash,” “Supernatural” and “The Whispers,” which was co-executive produced by Steven Spielberg....

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Apr 3
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