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Ray Liotta Joins ‘The Simpsons’ Family as Moe’s Dad

Ray Liotta Joins ‘The Simpsons’ Family as Moe’s Dad
The Simpsons” has added another guest star to its impressive line up for the season and this one has a less than desirable familial connection to everyone’s favorite yellow bartender. Ray Liotta has been cast as Moe’s father, Morty Szyslak, for an upcoming episode of the animated Fox comedy, a 20th Century Fox spokesperson told TheWrap on Wednesday. The “Goodfellas” star will lend his voice to a character described as a more cunning, evil version of Moe. The installment, which will reveal more of the bartender’s backstory than we’ve even seen before, is set to air April 15. Executive producer Matt Selman told...
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Grimm's Russell Hornsby to Star in Fox Legal Drama Pilot From Danny Strong

Grimm's Russell Hornsby to Star in Fox Legal Drama Pilot From Danny Strong
In his newest role, Grimm‘s Russell Hornsby will hunt something even more elusive than the craftiest Wesen: justice.

Hornsby has signed on to be the male lead in an untitled legal drama pilot executive-produced by Empire EP/Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Danny Strong, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential Fox series is set in a law firm that reopens investigations that led to wrongful convictions, with the team putting themselves at risk to exonerate the innocent. Hornsby’s character, Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau, is described as “a savvy, pragmatic and cool” lawyer employed by the firm.

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Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series
Amazon Studios is developing a fantasy drama series based on the novels about an interstellar utopian society by Scottish author Iain M. Banks.

The digital giant has acquired worldwide rights to “Consider Phlebas,” the first novel in the series about a world known as “the Culture.” Dennis Kelly (“Matilda”) is on board to adapt the book for Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment.

“The story of the Culture is so rich and captivating that for years Hollywood has been trying to bring this utopian society to life on the screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. “We are honored that we have been chosen, along with Dennis Kelly and Plan B Entertainment, to make ‘Consider Phlebas’ into a television series we think will be loved by fans for years to come.”

Published in 1987, “Consider Phlebas” revolves around a war that erupts between the Culture, a highly advanced and progressive society, and the Idirans
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‘Teen Mom 2’ Star David Eason Fired After Posting Homophobic Tweets

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‘Teen Mom 2’ Star David Eason Fired After Posting Homophobic Tweets
MTV has fired “Teen Mom 2” star David Eason, husband of Jenelle Evans, after he posted homophobic tweets, multiple media outlets reported.

“David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV,” said an MTV spokesperson. “With six weeks left of production on ‘Teen Mom 2,’ effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him.”

Multiple outlets, including the BBC, reported Eason’s comments came during an exchange with Twitter users about parenting in the wake of the school shooting in Florida last week.

According to People, Eason referred to gay and transgender...
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Alex Garland’s FX Television Series Revealed: ‘Devs’ is a ‘Technology Story’ Set in San Francisco

Alex Garland’s FX Television Series Revealed: ‘Devs’ is a ‘Technology Story’ Set in San Francisco
Alex Garland is Hollywood’s current visionary when it comes to science-fiction, and he’s getting ready to take his talents to the small screen for his first television project with FX. The “Annihilation” director made headlines earlier this month when he said his television show would be in the same vein of sci-fi as his beloved directorial debut “Ex Machina,” and now he has revealed more concrete information to Collider.

Garland’s FX series is titled “Devs,” which is a nod to software developers and teases what the general story is about. According to Garland, the show is set in San Francisco and is only being designed for one season, “self-contained” story, although certain story threads could lend themselves to a follow-up run of episodes.

“It’s about a particular aspect of technology at the moment which is to do with very, very big data and very powerful processing power,
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‘Hamilton’ Star Phillipa Soo Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘The Code’

‘Hamilton’ Star Phillipa Soo Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘The Code’
Phillipa Soo has been cast in the upcoming CBS drama pilot “The Code,” Variety has learned.

The tells the story of the military’s brightest minds as they take on our country’s toughest challenges – inside the courtroom and out – where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.

Soo will star as 2nd Lieutenant Harper, described as a hyper-organized officer capable of sub-dividing any problem into color-coded action points. Harper is a highly capable lawyer who wishes she could skip the small stuff and take on bigger cases.

Soo is best known for playing Eliza in the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton.” She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance. She has also had a handful of on-screen roles, including the NBC series “Smash” as well as providing voices for the hit Disney film “Moana.”

She is repped
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‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’ Gets Premiere Date On Amazon Prime

‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’ Gets Premiere Date On Amazon Prime
You can bookmark the premiere date for Amazon Prime’s The Dangerous Book for Boys. The streamer said today that its single-camera comedy series from Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Superbad director Greg Mottola will launch Friday, March 30.

Created by Cranston and Mottola based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden, the series follows the McKenna family as they cope with the untimely passing of Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos), their patriarch and a…
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Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’ Series Casts ‘Lord of the Rings’ Alum Miranda Otto

Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’ Series Casts ‘Lord of the Rings’ Alum Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming Netflix series based on “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” Variety has learned.

Otto will play Zelda Spellman, Sabrina’s sterner witch aunt. Proud and devout, Zelda believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night. She is the family’s disciplinarian, fiercely protective of Sabrina, and very much Cain to aunt Hilda’s Abel. The role of Zelda was played by Beth Broderick in the multi-camera comedy series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

Otto starred as Eowyn in “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and the sequel “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” She has also appeared in films like “The Thin Red Line,” the 2005 version of “War of the Worlds,” and “Annabelle: Creation.” On the TV side, Otto recently appeared in “24: Legacy” for Fox and in Showtime’s “Homeland.”
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‘Scandal’ Star Joe Morton Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘God Friended Me’

‘Scandal’ Star Joe Morton Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘God Friended Me’
Joe Morton has joined the cast of the CBS drama pilot “God Friended Me,” Variety has learned.

The series follows an outspoken atheist named Miles (Brandon Michael Hall) whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

Morton will appear in the series regular role of Reverend Arthur Finer. A thoughtful and intelligent man, Miles’ father has been the Reverend of Trinity Church for the past 25 years. Although he doesn’t agree with his son’s strong rejection of his faith, he wants him back in his life. He joins previously announced cast members Hall, Suraj Sharma, and Javicia Leslie.

Morton, a veteran actor with an on-screen career spanning nearly five decades, currently stars as Rowan Pope in the hit ABC-Shondaland drama “Scandal,” which is currently wrapping up its seventh and final season. He is also
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‘Despacito’ is Being Played an Awful Lot at the Olympics

When Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee released ‘Despacito’ in 2017, it was a big hit and topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It was the anthem of last summer and was instantly recognizable because of its catchy Latin rhythms. During the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the hit has enjoyed a resurgence as the sporting event has let everyone know that this hit is going nowhere soon. Anyone who saw the ice dancing competition last Sunday will know that three teams used ‘Despacito’ for their performance in the short program. This was not simply a coincidence as one of the

‘Despacito’ is Being Played an Awful Lot at the Olympics
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‘The End Of The World As We Know It’: Quinta Brunson To Star In CW Pilot

In what may be one of the biggest discoveries this pilot casting season, digital content creator and star Quinta Brunson (Broke) has landed the co-lead opposite Gage Golightly in the CW’s comedic drama pilot The End of the World as We Know It, from Rob Thomas and Warner Bros TV. Written by Powerless executive producers/showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, The End of the World as We Know It (formerly known as It's The End of the World as We Know It) is based…
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‘America’s Got Talent’ Judging Panel, Tyra Banks Set to Return for Season 13

‘America’s Got Talent’ Judging Panel, Tyra Banks Set to Return for Season 13
“America’s Got Talent” has re-signed its entire judging panel for the show’s upcoming Season 13, the network announced Wednesday.

Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B. will return as judges, with Tyra Banks also returning as the show’s host.

The popular competition series is coming off a record-breaking Season 12, which was the show’s most-watched ever. In Nielsen’s Live+7 ratings, Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 3.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 16 million viewers per episode. That is up by double digits in both measures compared to Season 11. It has also been the most-watched summer unscripted series for each of its 12 seasons on the air and the number one entertainment show on the broadcast networks in total viewers every week it aired last summer. It has also been used to successfully help launch other shows, with the Jennifer Lopez-produced “World of Dance” launching successfully behind “Agt” Season 12.

Auditions for season
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Mister Rogers Officially Has a Funko Pop FIgure Now

Remember ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’? There is good news for fans of this children’s television series as Funko has announced that they are releasing a series of Mister Rogers Funko toys. The range is being introduced in time for the 50th anniversary of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’. Some of the toys being manufactured are limited edition versions, so they have the potential to become valuable collectors’ items in the future. This exciting information was revealed at the New York Toy Fair. Funko, the toy company that loves pop culture, revealed their latest Pop Funko! This is a toy in the likeness of

Mister Rogers Officially Has a Funko Pop FIgure Now
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‘America’s Got Talent’ Renewed For Season 13 By NBC With All 4 Judges & Host Tyra Banks Returning

Coming off its most watched season, summer staple America’s Got Talent has been officially renewed for a 13th season by NBC. The onscreen team from Season 12 will remain intact, with Agt creator/executive producer Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B set to return as judges next season, along with Tyra Banks who made her debut as host of the talent competition series last summer. In anticipation of a formal pickup, auditions for Season 13 already are underway…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller is the kind of guy that describes himself as a ‘tumbleweed’ in that he doesn’t own a car, a house, a staff, or a company. He’s essentially not tied down to anything possibly as a way to remain as liberated as possible and as free as he can be. It’s not a bad way to live, just different, and it’s definitely a choice. Aside from that he’s been responsible for some very noteworthy movies such as Moneyball, Foxcatcher, and Capote. He might not have that many films to his name but he’s managed to create some very memorable

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Bennett Miller
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Hollywood, Beltway Send Support & Awe To Florida Student Protesters: “You’ve Shaken Up The Nation”

This week’s remarkable student protests – high school students – in Florida and other states in response to last week’s horrific mass shooting in Parkland, has already drawn the tedious and idiotic right-wing conspiracy mongering, but here’s a more encouraging response to the movement. With tonight’s CNN Town Hall hours away, Hollywood and the Beltway seem as stunned as they are praise-giving to these kids who are speaking truth to power. Here is a sampling of Twitter
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‘Walking Dead’ Ep Scott Gimple Describes ‘Nuclear’ Effect of Major Death in Midseason Premiere

‘Walking Dead’ Ep Scott Gimple Describes ‘Nuclear’ Effect of Major Death in Midseason Premiere
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not watched “The Walking Dead” Season 8 midseason finale.

The Walking Dead” returns this Sunday with the Season 8 midseason premiere, which promises to resolve the fate of a major character who was on death’s door in the midseason finale.

Carl Grimes, played by Chandler Riggs, revealed at the end of the midseason finale that he was bitten by a walker. Unless some manner of zombie miracle occurs, Carl will be dead by the episode’s end. According to Scott Gimple, the soon-to-be former showrunner of “The Walking Dead,” Carl’s death is going to have a profound effect on the world of the show.

“It’s nuclear in how it affects the characters, how it affects the story, how it affects their world moving forward,” Gimple told Variety. “The death of this character, this young hero…it creates the last sort of conversation of who these people are going
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Michael Rapaport is Fired from Barstool Sports: Here’s Why

If you have never heard of Michael Rapaport’s media style, then you might be shocked at this headline. But if you are (were) a follower of his, this is the expected outcome of his “career” in sports sleaze. The idea of Barstool Sports from Rapaport’s eyes apparently was that it would be a verbal free-for-all about sports figures, be it media or the athletes themselves. There were obviously enough fans to keep him afloat for a while, “a while” meaning from the start of his tenure in June of 2017 at Barstool Sports. But the personality was going to doom

Michael Rapaport is Fired from Barstool Sports: Here’s Why
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‘The Orville’: Chris Johnson Set To Recur On Season 2 Of Seth MacFarlane’s Fox Dramedy

Chris Johnson (47 Meters Down) is set for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of The Orville, Seth MacFarlane’s Fox space dramedy. Johnson will play a new character aboard the ship. The Orville stars MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson and Chad L. Coleman. Jessica Szohr was recently announced as a new regular for Season 2. Created and written by MacFarlane, The Orville is produced by…
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TWC Fund For Harvey Weinstein Victims Rises In Bidder Talks With NY Ag

The fund set aside by the potential new owners of The Weinstein Company to compensate victims of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct has more than tripled today as part of discussions with the New York Attorney General’s office. At a meeting with the Empire State’s top prosecutor and the investor group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet seeking to acquire TWC for $500 million, one of the first orders of business once the pleasantries were over was to boost the fund, we…
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