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Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf on Amazon’s TV Series: ‘He’s Over 7000 Years Old, So I’m Not Too Old’

Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf on Amazon’s TV Series: ‘He’s Over 7000 Years Old, So I’m Not Too Old’
Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” television series is one of the most highly anticipated projects currently in development, with the streaming giant already signing off on a multi-season commitment. While the story for the series has not been confirmed, Ian McKellen is more than eager to step back into the wizardly shoes of Gandalf.

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British television personality Graham Norton recently brought up the new “Lord of the Rings” series to McKellen during an interview on his BBC Radio 2 talk show (via Digital Spy). When asked if it would be annoying to see another actor take on his iconic role, McKellen responded, “What do you mean, another Gandalf?”

“I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it?
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Cannes’ Historic First Television Festival Opens in April 2018 With ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’

Cannes’ Historic First Television Festival Opens in April 2018 With ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’
The first-ever Cannes International Series Festival, also known as Canneseries, is set to launch on April 4, 2018 at the Palais des Festivals. The festival has announced that its inaugural edition will open with the world premiere of “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,” starring Patrick Dempsey, Kristine Froseth, and rising indie star Ben Schnetzer. The series pilot is directed by “Black and White in Color” helmer Jean-Jacques Annaud.

“The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” tells the story of Harry Quebert (Dempsey), a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted in the cold-case murder of a girl who has been missing for many years. The MGM Television-backed series is based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker and consists of 10 episodes. “Harry Quebert” will premiere in the U.S. on Epix and in France on TF1 in 2018.
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Mario Batali Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct, Includes Holiday Recipe

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Mario Batali Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct, Includes Holiday Recipe
Mario Batali takes the cake -- or, in this case, pizza dough -- for most tone deaf response to sexual battery allegations. Batali sent out an email blast Friday evening to his fans in which he acknowledged "some news coverage about some of my past behavior." Multiple women have accused the celeb chef of groping, exposing himself and other forms of sexual misconduct, and ABC canned him from "The Chew." In the email, he apologized to fans and admitted,
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Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed

Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed
Rob Lowe is about to play the father of literally the most evil girl on the planet.

The Parks and Rec and West Wing alum is set to star in a remake of the classic horror film The Bad Seed for Lifetime, according to our sister site Deadline. (Lowe is also attached to direct the project, which isn’t confirmed yet, as Lifetime is still working to acquire the rights.) Lowe will play the dad of Emma, a demonic young girl who he learns is responsible for a terrible tragedy at her school. This version flips the gender of the original film,
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‘The Trade’: Morgan Spurlock Dropped As Executive Producer Of Showtime’s Sundance-Bound Docu Series

‘The Trade’: Morgan Spurlock Dropped As Executive Producer Of Showtime’s Sundance-Bound Docu Series
The fallout from Morgan Spurlock’s public confession of sexual misconduct earlier this week continues. The documentary maker has been dropped as an executive producer of Showtime’s upcoming five-episode docu-series The Trade, which will have a world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a Feb. 2 debut on Showtime. The move follows Spurlock’s exit from his production company, Warrior Poets, in the wake of the controversy. The Trade spotlights the opioid…
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Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance

Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s “A Christmas Prince” yet, then you’re missing out. It’s not that the movie is really all that good. It’s Ok, but we’ll get back to that in a second. What matters is that this fairy tale rom-com has helped Netflix begin its mission: to steal Christmas from cable networks.

While networks like Lifetime, Freeform, Up, and Ion have been cranking out some holiday rom-coms and programming, Hallmark is the undisputed leader of Christmas fare. The channel began its new original Christmas movies back in October, ruled over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, and is still making a splash with yuletide movies like “The Christmas Train” and “Switched for Christmas.”
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David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch

David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch
David Boreanaz is once again proving his primetime power. Fresh off a 12-season run on the Fox staple “Bones,” Boreanaz didn’t miss a beat: His new CBS drama, “Seal Team,” has already been given a full 22-episode first season order, and is shoo-in for a sophomore renewal.

Not many performers can brag about starring in back-to-back-to-back hits, which makes Boreanaz a TV heavy hitter on par with stars like Ted Danson and William Shatner — the rare actors who have enjoyed multiple hits on unrelated shows. Boreanaz, of course, top-lined the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff “Angel” for several years (and 110 episodes) before moving on to 246 episodes of “Bones.”

Seal Team” stars Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, the leader of the Tier One team, a group deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice. The show has been consistently making the top 25 ratings among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
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“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump

“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump
Stephen Colbert says hello to special agent Clarice Starling tonight, as Jodie Foster joins him for a segment reprising her Silence of the Lambs role as the FBI novice who bonds with Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Clarice has some questions regarding Robert Mueller's probe into Trump's ties to Russia directed toward Hannibal Lecter (Stephen Colbert). — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 16, 2017 &nbsp…
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Sam Rockwell to Host SNL in January

Sam Rockwell to Host SNL in January
How’s this for ringing in the new year? Sam Rockwell has been tapped to host the first Saturday Night Live of 2018.

Videossnl‘s Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo’s Ivanka and… Omarosa?

The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star and newly christened Golden Globe nominee will preside over Studio 8H as a first-time host on Saturday, Jan. 13. He will be joined by musical guest Halsey, who’s also performing on SNL for the first time.

NBC confirmed the news with a tweet:

Excited to announce our first show of 2018! #SNL pic.twitter.com/GbUPXqyzXb

Saturday Night LiveSNL (@nbcsnl
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Sam Rockwell To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ In January

Sam Rockwell, riding high on his SAG-nominated turn in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live January 13. Musical guest will be Halsey. The booking was announced tonight during the show’s Kevin Hart-hosted show, the last episode before the comedy’s holiday break. Rockwell’s January 13 episode will be the first original episode of…
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‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin Ends War On Christmas As Omarosa Begs Forgiveness

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump paid an early Christmas visit to NBC's Saturday Night Live tonight, overseeing holiday festivities Leslie Jones’ Omarosa begging for an invite and Scarlett Johansson’s Ivanka pondering a life in hell. Tonight’s SNL cold open had Baldwin and Cecily Strong as Melania greeting the country with an unambivalent Merry Christmas. “You can finally say it again because the War on Christmas is over,” said Baldwin’s Trump. “Soon to be replaced with the…
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SNL's Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo's Ivanka and... Omarosa?

SNL's Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo's Ivanka and... Omarosa?
Since Saturday Night Live already spoofed A Christmas Carol a couple weeks back, what would they do with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump during the actual Christmas show?

Saturday’s cold open began with a special holiday message from the president and First Lady Melania Trump, during which he declared the War on Christmas is over… soon to be replaced by the war with North Korea. He was then joined by a bevy of special guests — including Scarlett Johansson’s Ivanka and “Elf on the Shelf” Jeff Sessions — to decorate the “tree of shame” with Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci and Steve Bannon ornaments.
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Five Things Movies Always Get Wrong about Waiters

If someone ever tells you that the food and hospitality industry is nothing but an easy, know-nothing job, just smile as wide as you can and imagine that you’re slapping them silly at the same time. Being a waiter or server is not easy, nor is it always an enviable job. It is extremely thankless work some days and more to the point it is a position that is looked upon with disdain by far too many people. But it’s not always the loosey-goosey job that you see in the movies. Good servers don’t cavort about the place doing whatever

Five Things Movies Always Get Wrong about Waiters
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jon Grissom

Jon Grissom was born Cloyd Jon Grissom in Alaska. He is currently in the news after being accused by 1980’s teen actor Corey Feldman of sexually molesting him. Amidst the Hollywood scandals of sexual harassment by Hollywood big shots like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Piven among many others, Corey Feldman has been making the talk show rounds with claims that he and other young boys were molested by people in Hollywood during the 1980’s. Feldman has gone so far to claim that there was a Hollywood pedophile ring. Feldman is currently trying to raise $10 million to make

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jon Grissom
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The Top Uses of Ella Fitzgerald Songs in Movies or TV

So who is Ella Fitzgerald? To anyone that knows her music she’s a legend. She was singing when most of us weren’t even thought of yet and her voice has become something of a mythical sound that’s still very real. Ella started singing in 1934 and by 1942 had taken off on a solo career that took her through the rest of her impressive fifty-nine year career. In all that time she amassed one award after another as she collaborated with some of the best in the business and created songs that people still sing to this very day. The

The Top Uses of Ella Fitzgerald Songs in Movies or TV
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Five Things You didn’t Know About Chris Peckover

Chris Peckover is an American film writer and director. He is best known for his contributions to “Better Watch Out”(2016) and “Undocumented” (2010). His creative genius behind the scenes in indisputable and he understands what it takes to achieve the undertones that make a movie pop. These are things that are obvious about the talented filmmaker, but here are five things that you didn’t know about him. 1. Chris Packover tackles rugged social issues Violence is a fact of life in the real world and though it’s something that most of us try to avoid, it’s a topic that is

Five Things You didn’t Know About Chris Peckover
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The Ranch Part 4 Recap: Are Colt and Abby Doomed After Episode 6's Twist?

The Ranch Part 4 Recap: Are Colt and Abby Doomed After Episode 6's Twist?
Warning: The following contains spoilers from the first six episodes of The Ranch Part 4. Just starting your binge? Read our premiere recap here.

(Note: On Dec. 5, Danny Masterson was fired by Netflix. Because of The Ranch‘s accelerated production schedule, Masterson appears in all 10 new episodes. His character’s departure will take place during Part 5, to be released in 2018. The series has already been renewed through Part 6.)

The Ranch is blowing through plot at record speed. Just five episodes after Colt proposed to Abby at a Thomas Rhett concert, there’s reason to doubt they’ll ever make it to the altar.
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Young and the Restless: Bad News for Abby and Scott

Young and the Restless fans know that things aren’t going well for Abby and Scott right now. We know that Mariah knows about them thanks to Faith and her tattling on what she saw, and we know there is a good chance the two guilty parties might be aware they are caught. But what happens when they cannot keep their hands off of one another and they share yet another kiss? Faith is going to see this happen, and it’s going to end poorly for everyone – again. Scott is going to try and be a gentleman and tell Abby

Young and the Restless: Bad News for Abby and Scott
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Gretchen Carlson To Former Fox Colleague Bill O’Reilly: “Who Are U Fooling?”

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox & Friends co-host whose sexual harassment lawsuit against honcho Roger Ailes set off a domino reaction of allegations and departures from the news channel, is calling out her former colleague Bill O’Reilly for portraying himself as a victim of “big money.” “Who are u fooling?”, Carlson tweeted today. “U think we believe u paid $32 million for allegations that were ‘false and politically driven’?” Yesterday O’Reilly jumped on reports from…
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Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In January

There’s a lot of great shows and movies coming to Netflix in January but there are also a good number of them that are leaving as well. In order to maximize what people want versus what they no longer watch the company has to try and keep up with current demands by taking away those programs that don’t receive as much attention. It’s kind of like a person’s movie shelf in a way, what you buy and then don’t watch for years on end starts to get dusty and just take up space, so eventually it’s time to put them

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In January
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