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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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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Jj Makes A Drastic Decision

Days of Our Lives fans know Jj is struggling right now, and we hear he is going to take a very drastic step in his life. He’s go too much guilt in his life and too much of his past is bothering him, and now is the time for him to have to make some big decisions. We hear he is going to say goodbye to Jenn, and we hear he is going to spend his time writing letters to his family to tell they goodbye and to make things happen for them. This is going to be a very

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Jj Makes A Drastic Decision
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The Evolution of Thor (Infographic)

For a hero that has a very straightforward attitude that doesn’t change much over the years Thor has certainly had his appearance changed more than a few times. If any of you recall the classic Thor he had a winged helmet, his customary hammer, Mjolnir, and his very recognizable outfit. Despite the fact that it was supposed be armor it didn’t really get this look until his next incarnation in the 1980’s, when he went into full-on battle mode and looked ready to take on a tank if he so chose. From that point they went with the Destroyer armor

The Evolution of Thor (Infographic)
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kung Fu Panda

It was hard to know what to think about Kung Fu Panda at first. The heroic Po wasn’t much to look at and the chance to hear Jack Black after he’d been getting a little too much for a lot of people in films wasn’t all that exciting. But then people saw the film and found out that having to listen to Jack Black was sometimes a lot more fun than watching his regular movies. Kung Fu Panda is all about Po’s desire to learn Kung Fu and the supposedly accidental nature of how he comes to be accepted as

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kung Fu Panda
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Show Limps out of 2017 With Kevin Hart at the Helm

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Show Limps out of 2017 With Kevin Hart at the Helm
It’s the last “Saturday Night Live” of 2017, and you’d think NBC’s perennial sketch show would go out with the bang. Getting Kevin Hart to host and the Foo Fighters as the musical guest is pretty much a case of busting out the big guns, after all.

Unfortunately, this episode of “Saturday Night Live” can barely be considered an extravaganza, and the holiday aspects of it aren’t even memorable or strong enough to use “it’s a holiday episode!” as an excuse.

So, what happened?

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Let’s start with the monologue. Kevin Hart goes with the standup routine monologue, which is obviously a good idea for a standup comedian — in theory. Boy, is this monologue a good idea in theory. (His execution is good too, but…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Vincent McCarthy

Vincent McCarthy is the Executive Chef at Merriman’s Waimea, which happens to be the flagship restaurant of Chef Peter Merriman. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that the restaurant has an outstanding reputation, as shown by its slew of awards and accolades. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Vincent McCarthy: Believer in Farm-to-Table McCarthy is a supporter of the farm-to-table philosophy. Like its name suggests, the farm-to-table philosophy emphasizes serving local food as opposed to food brought in from places that are further out. There are a number

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Vincent McCarthy
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Amanda Loy

Amanda Loy is an American reality television start who is best know for her appearances on the Lifetime network’s series “Little Women Dallas.” She’s a favorite of the show’s viewers because of her hard hitting and go-get-’em personality and zest for life. Her loyal followers enjoy hearing more news about her and here are five things that you probably didn’t know about Amanda Loy. 1. She needs her adrenaline rush Amanda freely admits that she is an “adrenaline junkie.” Some people are just naturally hardwired to need this fix on a regular basis and Loy is one of them. She

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Amanda Loy
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MacGyver Review: Twice The Jack Dalton

Merry MacGyver Christmas everyone! As if we needed another reason to love MacGyver, this show provided a two-part holiday gift. The first, MacGyver still believes in Santa! At the very least, he has done the math that has convinced him that the existence of Santa cannot be ruled out. The second, this week’s intense case brought back Bruce McGill, otherwise known as the original Jack Dalton. While we’re happy to see his face, we’re not so happy as to the reason for his visit. His mission is to put a permanent lump of coal in MacGyver’s stocking, by arresting him

MacGyver Review: Twice The Jack Dalton
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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.

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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

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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

Update with video 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…
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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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