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Taylor Swift Accuses Trump of 'Stoking Fires of Racism,' Vows 'We Will Vote You Out'

Taylor Swift Accuses Trump of 'Stoking Fires of Racism,' Vows 'We Will Vote You Out'

Christopher Polk/Variety/Shutterhas taken the gloves off when it comes to President Trump. The pop superstar quoted his risible “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet, which threatened protesters in Minneapolis with gunfire — and received a warning label from Twitter that it promoted violence — before making a vow to help turn out the vote against him this fall.After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you...

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Stu Mundel, Famed L.A. TV Helicopter Police-Chase Reporter, Jumps to Fox's KTTV

Stu Mundel, Famed L.A. TV Helicopter Police-Chase Reporter, Jumps to Fox's KTTV

, perhaps the most well-known of L.A.’s TV helicopter reporters — specifically for his frequent coverage of police car chases and brush fires across Southern California — is boarding a new chopper. Mundel has exited his longtime perch at the CBS-owned / duopoly for a new gig at crosstown rival “.”KCBS/KCAL confirmed the departure, and Fox 11 plans to make a larger announcement when he officially starts in June. KTTV VP/news director Erica Hill-Rodriguez announced the hire in a memo to staff:“Stu Mundel will be joining Fox 11 as an aerial breaking news reporter, bringing us the important...

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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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'Sonic the Hedgehog' Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

“” is getting a sequel.Pictures and Sega Sammy confirmed on Thursday that they have commenced development on a sequel to the live-action family comedy. The sequel would reteam the filmmakers, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script.Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara are producing the pic, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi and Tim Miller are executive producing.Based on the popular video game franchise from Sega, the first film, released in February of this year, tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on...

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Cash Money Records Covers June Rent for Hundreds of New Orleans Residents

Cash Money Records Covers June Rent for Hundreds of New Orleans Residents

Records is giving back in a big way. The iconic rap label founded by Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams has donated over $225,000 to a nonprofit organization called Forward Together New Orleans (FTNO). The effort benefits those of need in the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the funds will specifically go towards paying June rent for hundreds of tenants residing in various projects in New Orleans.Cash Money and Young Money, its imprint which is home to the likes of , Nicki Mina, and , has been in business since 1991. In the decades since, the Williams brothers...

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'Terrace House Tokyo' Canceled After Hana Kimura Death

'Terrace House Tokyo' Canceled After Hana Kimura Death

Japanese reality TV show “ Tokyo” has been canceled following the death on Saturday of cast member and pro-wrestler .The cancellation of the 2019-20 season was announced Wednesday evening local time by the show’s Japanese broadcaster Network. There was no word on future iterations.A message on the network’s website confirmed the current season cancellation: “We would like to express our regrets for the death of Hana Kimura and offer our sincere condolences to her family. Taking her passing with utmost sincerity, we will take active steps to formulate a response.”The show is carried by...

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Japan to Expand Cyberbullying Laws Following Hana Kimura's Death

Japan to Expand Cyberbullying Laws Following Hana Kimura's Death

Japan is considering stepping up its laws against . The moves follow the death on Saturday of , a pro-wrestler and personality in the “” reality TV show.“It’s necessary to properly implement procedures to disclose information on senders in order to curb online abuses and rescue victims,” said communications minister Sanae Takaichi on Tuesday. He said that this requires “a sense of speed,” and that the law could be amended by the end of this year.His statement followed a meeting between Diet (parliament) affairs chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Hiroshi Moriyama, and Jun Azumi of...

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Matthew McConaughey Donates 110,000 Face Masks to Hospitals in Texas

Matthew McConaughey Donates 110,000 Face Masks to Hospitals in Texas

personally delivered a carload of face masks to hospitals fighting coronavirus in Texas.The actor and his wife Camila Alves McConaughey dropped off 110,000 face masks ahead of Memorial Day weekend. McConaughey posted a photo of his car and the boxes of masks on his Instagram account on Thursday.“Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @camilamcconaughey hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas,” he wrote.A post shared by (@officiallymcconaughey) on May 21, 2020 at 5:01pm PDTThe couple made another large to healthcare workers in April. Working...

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'Avatar' Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand

'Avatar' Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand

The “” crew may be heading back to Pandora soon.Producer Jon Landau posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday saying that he and the “Avatar” cast and crew are returning to New Zealand next week. Like most films, the “Avatar” sequels had to due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Our ‘Avatar’ sets are ready — and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week,” Landau wrote, also sharing a photo of two water vessels used in the films. “Check out the Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom) and the Picador jetboat (top) — can’t wait to share more.”A post shared by...

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Bolivian Orchestra Stranded in 'Haunted' German Castle Surrounded by Wolves During Pandemic

Bolivian Orchestra Stranded in 'Haunted' German Castle Surrounded by Wolves During Pandemic

A Bolivian orchestra group has been stranded in a German castle for 73 days after the countries closed their borders during the pandemic.The musicians, some of whom are as young as 17 years old, arrived in Germany for a spring concert tour just as the COVID-19 crisis was beginning, the BBC . However, their concerts were soon called off as Germany imposed a social gathering ban, and their flight back to Bolivia was canceled after the country closed its borders as a coronavirus precaution.Since then, the group has been staying safe at the Palace, a 600-year-old castle located an hour and a...

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'Tuca & Bertie' Animated Series Revived at Adult Swim for Season 2

'Tuca & Bertie' Animated Series Revived at Adult Swim for Season 2

plans to revive the much-praised “Tuca & Bertie,” greenlighting a second season of the animated series that debuted last year on Netflix.Adult Swim has ordered 10 episodes of the adult series that revolves around two birds who are best friends and live the same apartment building. The sophomore season is targeted to premiere next year.The series hails from creator and executive producer Lisa Hanawalt and Michael Eisner’s Tornante Co. Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong lead the voice cast that also includes Steven Yuen.“I’ve been a fan of Adult Swim shows since my teens, so I’m thrilled to bring...

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Industry Infighting, Union Turf Battles Slow Development of Back-to-Work Plan

Industry Infighting, Union Turf Battles Slow Development of Back-to-Work Plan

The entertainment industry’s efforts to develop safety protocols for restarting production is predictably becoming a brawl among the major studios and Hollywood unions that has delayed the presentation of the industry’s back-to-work plan to state and local officials. , jumpstarting production amid the pandemic will be .The industry task force that was assembled last month to address the safety issues has generated a 30-page draft of a white paper that is designed to convince governmental officials to give Hollywood the greenlight to resume production. A copy of that draft is believed to...

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Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis Claim Johnny Depp Was 'Never Violent' Toward Them

Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis Claim Johnny Depp Was 'Never Violent' Toward Them

and have rallied to the defense of , claiming he was never violent toward them during their relationships with him.Their claims were made as part of witness statements submitted ahead of a libel trial against The Sun newspaper over an April 2018 article in which Depp was described as a “wife-beater.” The article, which was titled “Gone Potty – How Can J.K. Rowling Be ‘Genuinely Happy’ Casting Wife-Beater Johnny Depp in the New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Film?,” was referencing allegations made against the star by his former wife, actress Amber Heard, which he denies.Paradis said in her statement:...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' Debuting on Disney Plus in July

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' Debuting on Disney Plus in July

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-hit, zeitgeist-tapping, precedent-breaking, Broadway smash “” will land on just in time for our Nation’s birthday.The rap-infused look at Alexander Hamilton’s life and formative role in American history will now be released on the streaming service on July 3, roughly a year before it was supposed to debut. It had originally been slated for a theatrical release on Oct. 15, 2021.Thomas Kail, the show’s director, shot three live performances of “Hamilton” featuring the original Broadway cast.“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought ‘Hamilton’ to the...

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Why 'Batwoman' Star Ruby Rose Left the CW Series

Why 'Batwoman' Star Ruby Rose Left the CW Series

from series “” stemmed from an ill fit between star and production.According to multiple sources, Rose was unhappy with the long hours required of her as the series lead, which led to friction on the set. It was thus decided by her and the network and studio, Warner Bros. Television, that they would part ways.Reps for Rose, Warner Bros., and The CW declined to comment.Rose’s time on “Batwoman” marked the first TV starring role of her career. She previously appeared on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and has appeared in supporting roles in several films to date.Given the sudden nature of...

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CBS to Air Daytime Emmys, Which Returns to TV for the First Time in Five Years

CBS to Air Daytime Emmys, Which Returns to TV for the First Time in Five Years

The Daytime Emmy Awards are heading back to TV. Nine years after the kudocast last aired on a broadcast network — and five years after it was last on TV — will once again telecast the , to be held on Friday, June 26.CBS last aired the Daytime Emmys in 2011. The telecast then moved to cable in 2012 and 2013 (HLN) and was last seen on TV in 2015, via Pop TV. After that, it’s been relegated to online, via YouTube, Facebook and KNEKT-TV streams.The Daytime Emmys has nonetheless maintained a bit of a relationship with CBS in recent years, as it continued to announce its nominees exclusively on...

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'Matrix' Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski Slams Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk for Using Her Movie Reference

'Matrix' Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski Slams Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk for Using Her Movie Reference

“” co-creator wasn’t happy that and were quoting her movie.On Sunday morning, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted a cryptic tweet, saying “Take the red pill” with an emoji of a red rose.Take the red pill 🌹— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)As most movie buffs know, “take the red pill” is a reference from the Wachowski sisters’ sci-fi blockbuster “The Matrix.” In the movie, Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) reveals to the protagonist Neo (Keanu Reeves) that he’s been living in a computer simulation. He offers Neo a choice: Take a blue pill and go back to his life and forget about everything, or take a red pill...

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'Community' Reunion: Donald Glover — and the Entire Cast — Are Ready to Do a Movie

'Community' Reunion: Donald Glover — and the Entire Cast — Are Ready to Do a Movie

Fans hoping for a “” movie announcement are going to have to wait a little longer. The cast and creator reunited recently for a table read, followed by a Q&A to reminisce about the show — but continue to tap dance around the notion that the second half of the show’s “Six Seasons and a Movie” prophecy might come true.“We can’t make movies right now,” quipped , who was among the “Community” stars who gathered to read the Season 5 episode “Cooperative Polygraphy,” as part of an event to support COVID-19 relief charities. In particular, the reunion, which streamed on Monday on Sony Pictures...

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Ken Osmond, 'Leave It to Beaver' Star Who Played Eddie Haskell, Dies at 76

Ken Osmond, 'Leave It to Beaver' Star Who Played Eddie Haskell, Dies at 76

, best known for his role as the troublemaker on the television comedy “,” died on Monday morning. He was 76.Sources tell Variety Osmond died at his Los Angeles home surrounded by family members. The cause of death is unknown.“He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father,” Osmond’s son Eric said in a statement. “He had his family gathered around him when he passed. He was loved and will be very missed.”Henry Lane, Osmond’s former partner at the Los Angeles Police Department, also confirmed the news and said he had suffered from respiratory issues.After “Leave It to Beaver” finished its...

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Hackers Release Dozens of Law Firm's Emails Citing Trump, but There's No 'Dirty Laundry'

Hackers Release Dozens of Law Firm's Emails Citing Trump, but There's No 'Dirty Laundry'

The ransomware hackers who posted a batch of emails Saturday on the dark web, which they .But there’s nothing damning in the collection of 169 emails, which the hackers illegally obtained from ’ systems.Indeed, only a few of the emails published online Saturday actually refer to in any meaningful context. Those include discussions of satirical references to him in certain TV shows and ads, as well as hisMeanwhile, among the hacked emails were newsletters with links to articles about the current White House occupant. In several cases, the emails included “trump” in the verb sense of “to...

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Lynn Shelton, Director of 'Humpday' and 'Little Fires Everywhere,' Dies at 54

Lynn Shelton, Director of 'Humpday' and 'Little Fires Everywhere,' Dies at 54

, an indie filmmaker who helped popularize the genre with works such as “” and “Your Sister’s Sister,” died Friday of a blood disorder.  She was 54.Shelton was best known for her naturalistic, understated approach to comedy and drama in low-budget films that were hits with the Sundance crowd, but she reached a wider audience with her work on television, helming episodes of “The Mindy Project,” “Mad Men,” “Glow,” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” Recently, Shelton directed four episodes of the Hulu series “Little Fires Everywhere,” an adaptation of Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller that starred Reese...

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'Matrix 4' Cast Adds Eight Weeks to Production Schedule in Wake of Shutdown (EXCLUSIVE)

'Matrix 4' Cast Adds Eight Weeks to Production Schedule in Wake of Shutdown (EXCLUSIVE)

Warner Bros. appears hopeful that production on “Matrix 4” will restart by early July.Multiple sources tell Variety that the cast of ’s fourth installment of the sci-fi franchise has signed eight-week extensions to keep the actors on hold until at least July 6.Filming began in February in San Francisco before moving to Berlin in mid-March. However, cameras never got rolling in Europe because production was halted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.Original “Matrix” stars and are reprising their roles in the fourth film. Rounding out the cast are Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick...

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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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Hulu Accused in Class Action Suit of Throttling Service on PCs

Hulu Accused in Class Action Suit of Throttling Service on PCs

has been hit with a class action lawsuit that claims it deliberately throttles its service on web browsers.The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 16, contends that Hulu is trying to force subscribers to use its app, so that it can more easily collect and sell their data.The suit claims that Hulu engaged in false advertising and fraud when it claimed that high-quality streams would be available “on all your favorite devices.”“Defendants prefer that users use the Hulu applications because, compared to computer browsers, applications provide more direct access to consumers’...

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Ryan Murphy Announces 'American Horror Story' Spinoff in the Works

Ryan Murphy Announces 'American Horror Story' Spinoff in the Works

is plotting to tell more horror stories of the American variety.The prolific producer announced via his Instagram that a “one hour contained” spinoff of his FX anthology series “” is in the works. This new anthology is called “American Horror Stories,” and was discussed by Murphy and some core “AHS” cast members over a zoom call.Details on this new series are still sparse, but each episode will be its own individual ghost story, and will likely feature familiar players from the main show.During the zoom call, Murphy says that he and the cast (including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy...

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