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John Oliver Reveals ‘Last Week Tonight’ Return With New Season Trailer

John Oliver announced Friday that Last Week Tonight will return to HBO with a new season of episodes beginning February 14th. The premiere date was revealed alongside a highlight reel from the series’ seventh season, a year-in-review of the dismal 2020 that featured multiple segments on the coronavirus and the presidential election, sewer plants, and Adam Driver. Last Week Tonight last aired just days after the presidential election, with Oliver celebrating Donald Trump’s defeat as well commenting on the president’s refusal to concede. Since that season finale aired in November,...
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‘Saved by the Bell’ Star Dustin Diamond Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer

Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in the popular teen series, has been hospitalized with stage 4 cancer. A rep for the actor confirmed the diagnosis to Rolling Stone, adding that Diamond checked himself into a hospital this week after feeling unwell. The type of cancer the actor is facing has not been disclosed. According to Entertainment Weekly, Diamond is undergoing treatment at a Florida hospital. “He’s undergoing chemo so he will be there at least another week and then we will figure out when he...
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‘WandaVision’: Marvel Studios Bows Down to the Heroes of the Small Screen

The Disney+ superhero series WandaVision opens with something brand-new to TV shows based on Marvel Comics characters: the Marvel Studios fanfare and logo, complete with glimpses of Iron Man and other figures from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which was previously only attached to Marvel’s films. Earlier Marvel shows like Agents of SHIELD, Jessica Jones, and, Groot help us, The Inhumans were produced by a separate division of the company. Now — in part because most of those shows weren’t very good — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is in charge...
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There Is No ‘Sex and the City’ Without Samantha

There are many reasons And Just Like That, the forthcoming HBO Max reboot of Sex and the City, is a terrible idea. There’s the fact that the most recent installment of the franchise, Sex and the City 2, was released more than a decade ago, roughly the same time as the Eyjojakfull volcano, or eons ago in internet years. There’s the fact that Sex and the City 2 was critically reviled due to its bloated two-and-a-half-hour run time, inherent Islamophobia, and clunky screenplay featuring such sterling wordplay as “Lawrence of my labia.” And...
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‘Insecure’ to End After Upcoming Fifth Season

Issa Rae’s breakout series, Insecure, will end after its upcoming fifth season, HBO has announced. Production on the fifth season is set to begin later this month and the show will debut later this year, although an exact date has yet to be announced. “Very excited to film our fifth and final season!” Rae wrote on Twitter. “We couldn’t have told a complete story without the tremendous support of our audience and the faith of @HBO. See y’all soon!” Very excited to film our fifth and final season! We couldn’t...
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Before ‘Mad Men,’ Jon Hamm Auditioned for Sandy Cohen in ‘The O.C.’

In an interview for Rolling Stone‘s new podcast series Too Long; Didn’t Watch, hosted by Alan Sepinwall, Jon Hamm revealed that if he hadn’t been cast to play his iconic role of Don Draper in Mad Men, he may very well have auditioned to play Upper West Side dad Rufus Humphrey in Gossip Girl. After all, it wouldn’t have been his first attempt at playing a father in a teen drama, Hamm said: Back in the early 2000s, he actually tried to land the role of Sandy Cohen in The O.C. “I was...
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Chris Rock Talks Comedy Legends With Dave Chappelle and Arsenio Hall in New ‘Tamborine’ Clip

Chris Rock talks classic showbiz rivalries with Dave Chappelle and Arsenio Hall in a clip from the new “remix” edition of Rock’s 2018 special, Tamborine, out Tuesday, January 12th. In the clip, Chappelle, Rock, and Hall are sharing their mutual admiration for each other backstage, which prompts Hall to remark that he would’ve loved to have seen such camaraderie back in the day. He mentions the legendary feud between Prince and Michael Jackson, while Rock adds that there was always some tension between Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. That prompts Hall...
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FX Orders Sex Pistols Series ‘Pistol’ From Danny Boyle

FX has ordered Pistol, a six-episode limited series on the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. The show will be directed and executive produced by filmmaker Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Yesterday). Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the series will star Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel  as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams as Pamela Rooke,...
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‘Pretend It’s a City’: Martin Scorsese and Fran Lebowitz on Their Guide to NYC

They have been close friends for decades, shared countless meals, watched too many movies to count together, kept each other company at infinite ritzy midtown soirées. He grew up in downtown’s Little Italy neighborhood, and spent a much storied period in Los Angeles during the 1970s. She was born in New Jersey before moving to Manhattan. But Martin Scorsese and Fran Lebowitz are the kind of bona fide, card-carrying New Yorkers that characterize the best aspects of that distinction, and are virtually synonymous with the city they call home. Of...
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Superstar DJ, Billionaire Defense Contractor Heiress Star in ‘Bling Empire’ Trailer

Netflix has released the trailer for its new reality series about the super-wealthy, Bling Empire. The series is centered around a group of Asian and Asian American friends/frenemies living in Los Angeles. As the show’s synopsis reads, “While their days and nights are filled with fabulous parties and expensive shopping sprees, don’t let the glitz and glamour fool you. Between running multi-billion dollar businesses and traveling the world, these friends are as good at keeping secrets as they are at spilling them. And there is certainly no shortage of secrets.”...
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‘SATC’ Revival Will Star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis

All you Sex and the City fans finally got your dream reunion — sort of. HBO Max confirmed that a 10-episode limited series, titled And Just Like That…, will star Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw), Cynthia Nixon (as Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (as Charlotte York), with Michael Patrick King back as exec producer alongside the trio. King directed many episodes and wrote and directed both SATC feature films. Most notably absent is Kim Cattrall, who won’t be returning to play Samantha Jones. According to a release, the new...
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‘Jeopardy!’ Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek Following Host’s Final Episode

Jeopardy! paid tribute to its longtime host Alex Trebek Friday prior to the broadcast of the final episode he taped for the game show before his November 8th death. In the remembrance video, Jeopardy! shared a montage of highlights from Trebek’s 37-year tenure at the helm of the show. “Forever in our hearts, always our inspiration,” the show said at the end of the 90-second tribute. Trebek’s final episode of Jeopardy! was taped on October 29th, just 10 days before Trebek died at the age of 80 following a lengthy...
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Watch ‘Tiger’ Online: How to Stream the Tiger Woods Documentary Free on HBO Max

Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Tiger, the long-awaited Tiger Woods documentary is finally here, premiering exclusively on HBO and HBO Max. The two-part series traces the rise and fall — and comeback — of Woods, who rose to fame as a child golfing prodigy before disappearing from the public eye, after a string of both personal and professional controversies. When Does Tiger Come...
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