TheWrapTV – TheWrap https://www.thewrap.com Covering Hollywood Mon, 21 May 2018 04:28:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season Finale Was Just ‘Toit’ Enough to Serve as Series Finale Too (Commentary) https://www.thewrap.com/brooklyn-nine-nine-season-five-finale-fox-nbc/ https://www.thewrap.com/brooklyn-nine-nine-season-five-finale-fox-nbc/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 03:08:31 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901744 (Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”s Season 5 finale, “Jake and Amy.”)

No one is happier than us that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was picked up for a sixth season by NBC. Nobody. But if (and we do mean only if) the comedy hadn’t been revived just 24 hours after being canceled by its current network, Fox, earlier this month, we would have survived because Dan Goor & Co did such a great job with the Season 5 finale.

“Nine-Nine” aired its fifth-year closer, “Jake and Amy,” Sunday night, which centered around the titular couple’s nups — the toitest you’ve ever seen. Yes, going out with a wedding would have been a super cliche move, and Goor said in recent interviews that it was not his plan for how to end it all (as he was hoping against hope the show would be renewed). But the episode was a great installment that managed to give not just Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero), but every member of Brooklyn’s fictional 99th precinct enough time in the limelight. It would have been a fine goodbye.

IF, remember we said IF. Geez.

Gina (Chelsea Peretti) laid it out so perfectly at the very beginning of the episode she might as well have been smashing through a fourth wall: It looked like everyone was “pairing off for adventures” to help the couple make it through several crises on their big day, so she decided to go with Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) because they “have the best rapport.”

Holt’s assistant helped him train his dog Cheddar to be the replacement ring bearer for the nups, but really their story was focused on Gina bringing him to the realization that he’d be OK one way or the other if he opened an email that told him the status of his candidacy for Police Commissioner.

Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) and Terry (Terry Crews) spent the episode trying to get Amy’s veil dry cleaned, but more importantly finding a new love interest (Gina Rodriguez) for the recently-out copper — with Terry making it clear that everyone in the Nine-Nine supports Rosa.

And then there was Jake, Amy and Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), because of course Boyle would be the third wheel here, even on their wedding day. Actually, especially on their wedding day, as he was the one who kinda screwed it all up. Jake’s BFF put an announcement in the paper that let Amy’s nemesis (Jake was very jealous she has one and he doesn’t, until she said they’d share him as a married couple) know where she was getting married, which allowed him to place a bomb at the venue.

The explosive was the real problem of the day, as it got everyone off track and brought Amy’s ex Teddy (Kyle Bornheimer) onto the scene to try and derail this love train even more. And while they didn’t remove the threat in time for Jake and Amy to get hitched as they planned, Boyle fixed it all by throwing together a last-minute wedding outside the precinct that was stunning.

Oh, and Hitchock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) came back from their fake assignment to get a replacement for the band with the talented Fred Armisen’s Mlepnos — who had a tiny, but memorable bit in the pilot — just in time to send Amy down the aisle right with a violin solo.

That tied everything up in a noice bow, until they were all back at the squad’s favorite bar, where Holt decided he could finally open that email. Of course it all ended on a cliffhanger when he assumed everyone could tell from the blank expression on his face whether he had made commissioner or not. They couldn’t. But the conclusion of Holt’s possible promotion storyline doesn’t ultimately matter as much as having a finale full of classic “Nine-Nine” jokes and character interactions. After all, Gina’s entire point was that life is unpredictable and he’d live if he didn’t get it. And we’d live if we didn’t know.

If, we repeat if. Good lord.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will return on NBC — but not till midseason.

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Billboard Music Awards 2018: Complete Winners List https://www.thewrap.com/billboard-music-awards-2018-complete-winners-list-updating/ https://www.thewrap.com/billboard-music-awards-2018-complete-winners-list-updating/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 02:29:20 +0000 Rosemary Rossi https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901576 Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran dominated Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, each picking up six awards.

Lamar, Sheeran and Bruno Mars led the pack with 15 nominations each, followed by Post Malone with 13, Imagine Dragons with 11, Drake with 9 and Justin Bieber and Cardi B with 8. At night’s end, Sheeran took home six prizes, including Top Artist; Lamar brought home six, Top Rap Artist among them. Earning five awards: Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee for their mega-hit with Bieber, “Despacito.”

Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners.

The awards are based on the chart period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

Kelly Clarkson hosted this year’s show at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, where Janet Jackson was recognized with an Icon Award.

Below is the complete list of winners:

Top Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran – WINNER**
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid — WINNER**
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Camila Cabello — WINNER**
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER**

Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift — WINNER**

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons — WINNER**
Migos
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake — WINNER**
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER**

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER**
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER**

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran — WINNER**

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS — WINNER**
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2 — WINNER**

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars — WINNER**
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
Bruno Mars — WINNER**
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA — WINNER**

Top R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars — WINNER**
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER**
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER**
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B — WINNER**
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
JAY-Z — WINNER**
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER**

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER**

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris — WINNER**

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER**
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan — WINNER**
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons — WINNER**
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2 — WINNER**

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna — WINNER**
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers — WINNER**
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe — WINNER**
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard — WINNER**
Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. – WINNER**
Post Malone, Stoney
Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation – WINNER**

Top Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana -- WINNER**

Top R&B Album:
Khalid, American Teen
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic — WINNER**
SZA, CTRL
The Weeknd, Starboy
XXXTentacion, 17

Top Rap Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. — WINNER**
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture
Post Malone, Stoney

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 — WINNER**
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons, Evolve — WINNER**
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:
Nicky Jam, Fenix
Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea — WINNER**
Romeo Santos, Golden
Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii, AVĨCI (01)
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open — WINNER**
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing
ODESZA, A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:
Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection — WINNER**
MercyMe, Lifer

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit — WINNER**
Marvin Sapp, Close

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” — WINNER**
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour LLIF3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo, “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
Lil Pump, “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” — WINNER**

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” — WINNER**
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar” — WINNER**

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road” — WINNER**
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Believer” — WINNER**
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, “Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER**
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” — WINNER**
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Top Christian Song:
Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name” — WINNER**
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe, “Even If”
Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You”
Travis Greene, “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” — WINNER**
Tamela Mann, “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

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‘Westworld': Thandie Newton Tells Us Why Maeve’s Superpower Went Into Overdrive in Shogun World https://www.thewrap.com/maeve-superpower-westworld-shogun-world-thandie-newton/ https://www.thewrap.com/maeve-superpower-westworld-shogun-world-thandie-newton/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 02:00:52 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901342 (Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen Sunday’s episode of “Westworld” Season 2, “Akane No Mai.”)

Maeve (Thandie Newton), give it to us straight, are you a witch? After watching the ex-madam host turn an android Shogun army against itself on Sunday’s episode of “Westworld” — and hearing that one guy scream it — we just had to ask.

The way Newton explains Maeve’s ever-growing power is like this: “She’s really got control over other hosts in the way satellites can give us all information on our screens in our living rooms. It’s technology taken to its sort of obvious conclusion. And it’s not something she can do easily.”

Fans finally got their long-awaited dive into Shogun World with the episode “Akane No Mai,” which began with a robbery that’s almost a shot-for-shot remake of the Mariposa Saloon heist from Season 1 and ended with Geisha host Akane (guest star Rinko Kikuchi) and Maeve’s teams joining forces in a battle for their lives against the Shogun’s men.

Maeve was able to save herself and Akane from certain death at the last second by psychically forcing their would-be executioners to take themselves out instead. Though she soon had the entire army at its own throat, a mind manipulation stunt of this size is unprecedented for Maeve, whose “powers” also seem to come and go.

“All the times she’s used this skill, it’s a time of great trauma and fear and danger,” Newton said of Maeve’s power. “So I don’t think it’s something that she can just use easily and typically. It’s something that comes at times of high points of drama.

“And I love the fact that it’s erred in that respect. You know, it’s not like a superpower where she can shoot lasers from her eyes or something like that. It’s a superpower that comes out of difficulty in the same way we grow and learn out of difficulty. For me, it echoes that. Where it goes I really, really can’t say — but it’s pretty amazing.”

“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9/8 c on HBO.

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‘Westworld': Rinko Kikuchi Explains How Shogun World Episode Sidesteps Cultural Appropriation https://www.thewrap.com/shogun-world-cultural-appropriation-westworld-rinko-kikuchi-akane-thandie-newton/ https://www.thewrap.com/shogun-world-cultural-appropriation-westworld-rinko-kikuchi-akane-thandie-newton/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 02:00:34 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901147 (Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen Sunday’s episode of “Westworld” Season 2, “Akane No Mai.”)

“Westworld” fans finally saw Shogun World on Sunday’s episode, “Akane No Mai.” And while opinions are sure to differ about how historic Japanese customs and the Samurai way of life was worked into Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan’s hit HBO series, guest star Rinko Kikuchi told TheWrap she does not believe culture appropriation was an issue for Shogun World.

And the Japanese actress should know, as she practically ran the joint. Or, at least, its most popular Geisha house.

Tonight’s long-awaited dive into Delos Destinations’ Samurai-centric location came with a packed plot that began with a robbery that’s almost a shot-for-shot remake of the Mariposa Saloon heist from Season 1, and ended with Geisha host Akane (Kikuchi) and Maeve (Thandie Newton) joining forces in a large-scale fight for their lives against the Shogun’s android army.

Through all of that, the Oscar-nominee didn’t see anything that rubbed her the wrong way?

“Of course there were small things,” Kikuchi told TheWrap via interpreter Lena-Grace Suda during a phone interview. “For example, [Kikuchi] felt like, ‘You wouldn’t necessarily wear a wig in this way.’ But those are really just minor things. On the general scale, [Kikuchi] felt as though the creative team had a lot of respect toward Japan, actually. And making a Samurai set, even in Japan, is very difficult nowadays, because it just takes a lot of money. A very high budget. So [Kikuchi] actually feels very honored that she was able to play out a scene like this, such an elaborate scene in ‘Westworld.’ “

On the other hand, Kikuchi wonders if cultural appropriation in Shogun World even has to be part of the conversation because it’s not based on anything real.

“The fact that a lot of people even think of cultural appropriation, [Kikuchi] thinks that in and of itself is a really brilliant thing because the show gets people thinking and talking,” Suda said. “For example, there are other themes, like, ‘What’s really real and what’s not real in this world we live in?’ and the relationship that exists between humans and AI. So she thinks the fact that people think about topics like cultural appropriation is a testament to how good the show is.”

Newton told TheWrap that handling the cultural aspects carefully was of “great importance” to the showrunners.

“I think they really wanted to spend the time and effort getting it right, so they had experts come in, Japanese consultants. The actors, they flew in from Japan,” Newton said. “They were all so keen to make this slice of television as authentic as possible as a Kurosawa-esque homage. So great detail and attention was paid.”

“The lead players in ‘Westworld’ don’t come with ego, don’t come with that kind of baggage,” Newton added. “We’re all just desperate to make it as good as it can be in the relatively short space of time that we’ve got to do it. This one episode is just three weeks’ of work. That’s unheard of to get an hour’s work [on screen]. It looks beautiful. It doesn’t have the kind of budget say, ‘Game of Thrones’ has. And so much of what makes it as good as it is is the hard work and expertise of the crew and the cast.”

Newton adds that she doesn’t think the show was appropriating the culture so much as trying to shine a light on that culture.

“‘Westworld’ can do that because the whole point of that theme park is it’s harking back to times and entertainment that people have loved,” Newton said. “So, obviously, when you’re looking at Kurosawa and traditional Japan, it’s the fusion of traditional Japan and also Kurosawa that would be where ‘Westworld’ takes it’s inspiration. I think those two things combined. We did a really really good job, and I guess it’s up for the audience to decide.”

“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9/8 c on HBO.

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‘Westworld': Thandie Newton, Rinko Kikuchi on the ‘Fun’ of All That Shogun World Doppleganging https://www.thewrap.com/shogun-world-maeve-akane-westworld-thandie-newton-rinko-kikuchi/ https://www.thewrap.com/shogun-world-maeve-akane-westworld-thandie-newton-rinko-kikuchi/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 02:00:06 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1897582

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen Sunday’s episode of “Westworld” Season 2, “Akane No Mai.”)

Did Sunday’s “Westworld” feel a little too familiar to you? OK, so Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan’s hit HBO series may have cribbed a bit from itself for “Akane No Mai” — the fifth episode of Season 2 aka “the Shogun World one.” But the self-plagiarism was all in good fun, series regular Thandie Newton and guest star Rinko Kikuchi told TheWrap.

Tonight’s long-awaited dive into Delos Destinations’ Samurai-centric location delivered a plot that — thanks to the laziness of head story writer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) — was very similar to what we’ve seen in the titular theme park, beginning with a Geisha house robbery that’s almost a shot-for-shot remake of the Mariposa Saloon heist from Season 1.

Except this one focuses on a standoff between new host characters Akane (Kikuchi), the head Geisha, and Musashi (Hiroyuki Sanada), a former member of the Shogun’s army. They are the Japanese doppelgängers of our beloved Maeve (Newton) and Hector (Rodrigo Santoro), who watch this surreal copycat storyline play out before them after being taken prisoner in the fake foreign land.

“Yeah, that was so fun,” Newton laughed, as she told TheWrap of shooting the scene. “I didn’t really get to appreciate that ’til I saw it, because a lot of it has to do with Rodrigo — or rather Hiro, and those guys outside. But yeah, when I saw it, I just loved the similarity of shots and the slow-mo and how it harks back to what we did in Season 1. I just loved that laugh and the thrill of it.”

“I think that it really enhances, not only what we did in the first season … but just calling back to those moments is even richer now because of everything we know that it meant,” Newton added. “That this was just a program. That these characters were programmed. And to see that it’s happening in a completely different landscape, with a different language. Obviously, it’s just incredibly cool for our show to be doing that.”

(TheWrap cutting in here to add that the “incredibly cool” scene is set to a reimagined version of the Rolling Stone’s “Paint It, Black” by “Westworld” composer Ramin Djawadi — the same song the OG sequence is backed by in Season 1. However, this iteration was made using Japanese instruments like the shamisen, koto, various taiko drums and shakuhachi flutes — not a player piano.)

Japanese native and Oscar nominee Kikuchi told TheWrap in an interview through interpreter Lena-Grace Suda that acting out those shots meant even more to her as a fan of Season 1 and a fan of Newton.

“That scene really resonated with her also, because Maeve was a character that she really, really loved from the first season,” Suda told TheWrap on Kikuchi’s behalf. “It was really amazing to have her stand right in front of her. And throughout filming the whole sequence she felt like Maeve had an influence on her as a fan. And also as an actor — who, this is her career — she felt as though it was a great experience.”

“She feels honored to have been able to play Akane, who plays a counterpart, sharing the same spirit or identity [with Maeve],” Suda said. “And also, Rinko herself just recently became a mother so for her it was really easy for her to translate those experiences onto Akane, her character.”

Newton told TheWrap her part in preparing for the episode was to “really focus on traditional Japanese culture and the way a woman stands, and sits, and holds her body, and the language, and try to speak as fluent conversational Japanese as I could.”

“So I worked long and hard for weeks to make it seem like I had enough of a handle on the language that it would make me seem fluent,” Newton added. “And then me with that and Rinko with studying the character of Maeve in the first season we definitely met in the middle.”

See a clip of the original sequence from “Westworld” Season 1 above.

“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9/8 c on HBO.

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Mario Batali Faces Sexual Misconduct Investigation by NYPD https://www.thewrap.com/mario-batali-faces-sexual-misconduct-investigation-by-nypd/ https://www.thewrap.com/mario-batali-faces-sexual-misconduct-investigation-by-nypd/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 01:12:08 +0000 Jeremy Fuster https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901638 New York police have opened a criminal investigation into sexual misconduct allegations made against celebrity chef Mario Batali, “60 Minutes” reported Sunday.

The investigation was first reported on CBS’ newsmagazine show in a piece on Batali’s accusers. The story included interviews from four women who say Batali sexually assaulted them, including one anonymous woman who accused the chef of drugging and molesting her when she was unconscious.

The woman also says that she declined to file a police report after the incident — which she says happened while she worked for Batali in 2005 — despite requests from detectives to do so.

“They tried getting me to file a report. They tried, they tried,” she told “60 Minutes” correspondent Anderson Cooper. “But I ― you know, a young actress, no resources, no money ― I couldn’t. I― I couldn’t do it.”

Allegations against Batali first came to light in December 2017, when Eater published an expose outlining accusations made by four women that include sexual assault. Batali has denied the allegations made in the “60 Minutes” story through an attorney, but admitted to “inappropriate behavior” following the Eater story last winter, after which he took an indefinite leave from his restaurants. Batali was also dismissed from the ABC daytime cooking show “The Chew” following the story, and his products were removed from Target grocery aisles nationwide.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Mario Batali Issues Sexual Misconduct Apology… Along With a Tasty Holiday Recipe

Mario Batali Out at 'The Chew' After Review of Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Him

Mario Batali Products Pulled From Target Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Fall TV 2018: 13 Stars to Watch, From Jay Hernandez to Madeleine Mantock (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/fall-tv-2018-13-stars-to-watch-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/fall-tv-2018-13-stars-to-watch-photos/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 20:30:10 +0000 Ashley Boucher and Reid Nakamura https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898012 Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery – “Charmed” (CW)

The CW’s “Charmed” reboot features three new faces as the Charmed Ones. Mantock previously starred in AMC’s “Into the Badlands” as Veil. Diaz has had roles in shows like “Room 104” and “The Breaks.” Jeffery has appeared on “Shades of Blue” and “The X-Files.” But starring as three witch sisters in “Charmed” — which The CW is hoping to be a successful drama with its Sunday night time slot after “Supergirl” — will put these ladies front and center.

Daniel Ezra – “All American” (CW)

Ezra has previously appeared on series like “The Missing” and “Prime Suspect 1973.” His character Spencer is the new face of Beverly High football — and Ezra is the new face of Greg Berlanti’s high school drama that gives us “Friday Night Lights” vibes. Are we looking at the next Michael B. Jordan?

Jack Gore – “The Kids Are Alright” (ABC)

You might recognize this young actor’s voice from the Blue Sky Studios animated movie “Ferdinand,” and now it’s time to recognize the face. Gore has also appeared in “Billions.”

Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi – “Single Parents” (ABC)

Lewis and Choi play two of the single parents in ABC’s new sitcom along with Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett and Taran Killam. Lewis previously appeared on ABC’s “Scandal” as a reporter and Choi has had roles on “Hawaii Five-0” and “Lethal Weapon.”

Violett Beane – “God Friended Me” (CBS)

Beane has had roles in “The Flash” and “The Resident.” In “God Friended Me” she stars as journalist Cara Bloom, a girl who is suggested to Brandon Micheal Hall’s Miles Finer by “God.”

Nik Dodani – “Murphy Brown” (CBS)

The “Murphy Brown” revival has a new cast member: Nik Dodani, who plays Pat Patel, the director of technology and social media trying to bring the “olds” into the 21st century who can’t believe that Murphy still has a Razr. He previously appeared on “Atypical.”

Felix Mallard – “Happy Together” (CBS)

Mallard appeared previously on “Neighbours” and is making his US debut on CBS’ new comedy “Happy Together.” Mallard stars as a young celebrity trying to stay out of the limelight and he’s serving us some One Direction-style charisma.

Jay Hernandez – “Magnum P.I.” (CBS) 

Your new Thomas Magnum has arrived, and he’s a fast car-driving, kayaking, former Navy SEAL who also happens to be a total hunk. We’re thinking that Hernandez + action + Hawaii will equal TV stardom.

Sarayu Blue – “I Feel Bad” (NBC)

“I Feel Bad” is one of the shows we’re excited to see this fall, and Sarayu Blue is one of the reasons why. She plays a mom struggling with the pressure to come off as perfect, and her realness in the trailer already had us giggling. She previously appeared “No Tomorrow” and “Blockers.”

Melissa Roxburgh – “Manifest” (NBC)

Roxburgh plays Michaela Stone, one of the travelers who has been presumed dead for five and a half years. She narrates the trailer, so we’re sure that she’ll be an important part of the story. She’s previously appeared in “Valor” and “Supernatural.”

Related stories from TheWrap:

Here's the Complete Fall 2018 TV Schedule for All 5 Broadcast Networks

Fall TV 2018: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

7 New Fall TV Shows We Can't Wait to See, From 'Rel' to 'Manifest' (Photos)

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https://www.thewrap.com/fall-tv-2018-13-stars-to-watch-photos/feed/ 0 Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery - "Charmed" (CW)

The CW's "Charmed" reboot features three new faces as the Charmed Ones. Mantock previously starred in AMC's "Into the Badlands" as Veil. Diaz has had roles in shows like "Room 104" and "The Breaks." Jeffery has appeared on "Shades of Blue" and "The X-Files." But starring as three witch sisters in "Charmed" -- which The CW is hoping to be a successful drama with its Sunday night time slot after "Supergirl" -- will put these ladies front and center. 

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Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery - "Charmed" (CW)

The CW's "Charmed" reboot features three new faces as the Charmed Ones. Mantock previously starred in AMC's "Into the Badlands" as Veil. Diaz has had roles in shows like "Room 104" and "The Breaks." Jeffery has appeared on "Shades of Blue" and "The X-Files." But starring as three witch sisters in "Charmed" -- which The CW is hoping to be a successful drama with its Sunday night time slot after "Supergirl" -- will put these ladies front and center. 

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Daniel Ezra - "All American" (CW)

Ezra has previously appeared on series like "The Missing" and "Prime Suspect 1973." His character Spencer is the new face of Beverly High football -- and Ezra is the new face of Greg Berlanti's high school drama that gives us "Friday Night Lights" vibes. Are we looking at the next Michael B. Jordan?

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Daniel Ezra - "All American" (CW)

Ezra has previously appeared on series like "The Missing" and "Prime Suspect 1973." His character Spencer is the new face of Beverly High football -- and Ezra is the new face of Greg Berlanti's high school drama that gives us "Friday Night Lights" vibes. Are we looking at the next Michael B. Jordan?

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Jack Gore - "The Kids Are Alright" (ABC)

You might recognize this young actor's voice from the Blue Sky Studios animated movie "Ferdinand," and now it's time to recognize the face. Gore has also appeared in "Billions."  

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Jack Gore - "The Kids Are Alright" (ABC)

You might recognize this young actor's voice from the Blue Sky Studios animated movie "Ferdinand," and now it's time to recognize the face. Gore has also appeared in "Billions."  

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Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi - "Single Parents" (ABC)

Lewis and Choi play two of the single parents in ABC's new sitcom along with Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett and Taran Killam. Lewis previously appeared on ABC's "Scandal" as a reporter and Choi has had roles on "Hawaii Five-0" and "Lethal Weapon." 

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Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi - "Single Parents" (ABC)

Lewis and Choi play two of the single parents in ABC's new sitcom along with Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett and Taran Killam. Lewis previously appeared on ABC's "Scandal" as a reporter and Choi has had roles on "Hawaii Five-0" and "Lethal Weapon." 

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Violett Beane - "God Friended Me" (CBS)

Beane has had roles in "The Flash" and "The Resident." In "God Friended Me" she stars as journalist Cara Bloom, a girl who is suggested to Brandon Micheal Hall's Miles Finer by "God."

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Violett Beane - "God Friended Me" (CBS)

Beane has had roles in "The Flash" and "The Resident." In "God Friended Me" she stars as journalist Cara Bloom, a girl who is suggested to Brandon Micheal Hall's Miles Finer by "God."

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Nik Dodani - "Murphy Brown" (CBS)

The "Murphy Brown" revival has a new cast member: Nik Dodani, who plays Pat Patel, the director of technology and social media trying to bring the "olds" into the 21st century who can't believe that Murphy still has a Razr. He previously appeared on "Atypical."

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Nik Dodani - "Murphy Brown" (CBS)

The "Murphy Brown" revival has a new cast member: Nik Dodani, who plays Pat Patel, the director of technology and social media trying to bring the "olds" into the 21st century who can't believe that Murphy still has a Razr. He previously appeared on "Atypical."

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Felix Mallard - "Happy Together" (CBS)

Mallard appeared previously on "Neighbours" and is making his US debut on CBS' new comedy "Happy Together." Mallard stars as a young celebrity trying to stay out of the limelight and he's serving us some One Direction-style charisma. 

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Felix Mallard - "Happy Together" (CBS)

Mallard appeared previously on "Neighbours" and is making his US debut on CBS' new comedy "Happy Together." Mallard stars as a young celebrity trying to stay out of the limelight and he's serving us some One Direction-style charisma. 

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Jay Hernandez - "Magnum P.I." (CBS) 

Your new Thomas Magnum has arrived, and he's a fast car-driving, kayaking, former Navy SEAL who also happens to be a total hunk. We're thinking that Hernandez + action + Hawaii will equal TV stardom. 

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Jay Hernandez - "Magnum P.I." (CBS) 

Your new Thomas Magnum has arrived, and he's a fast car-driving, kayaking, former Navy SEAL who also happens to be a total hunk. We're thinking that Hernandez + action + Hawaii will equal TV stardom. 

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Sarayu Blue - "I Feel Bad" (NBC)

"I Feel Bad" is one of the shows we're excited to see this fall, and Sarayu Blue is one of the reasons why. She plays a mom struggling with the pressure to come off as perfect, and her realness in the trailer already had us giggling. She previously appeared "No Tomorrow" and "Blockers."

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Sarayu Blue - "I Feel Bad" (NBC)

"I Feel Bad" is one of the shows we're excited to see this fall, and Sarayu Blue is one of the reasons why. She plays a mom struggling with the pressure to come off as perfect, and her realness in the trailer already had us giggling. She previously appeared "No Tomorrow" and "Blockers."

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Melissa Roxburgh - "Manifest" (NBC)

Roxburgh plays Michaela Stone, one of the travelers who has been presumed dead for five-and-a-half years. She narrates the trailer, so we're sure that she'll be an important part of the story. She's previously appeared in "Valor" and "Supernatural." 

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Melissa Roxburgh - "Manifest" (NBC)

Roxburgh plays Michaela Stone, one of the travelers who has been presumed dead for five-and-a-half years. She narrates the trailer, so we're sure that she'll be an important part of the story. She's previously appeared in "Valor" and "Supernatural." 

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Royal Wedding: NBC Edges ABC to Win Viewer Crown https://www.thewrap.com/royal-wedding-nbc-edges-abc-win-viewer-crown/ https://www.thewrap.com/royal-wedding-nbc-edges-abc-win-viewer-crown/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 20:26:55 +0000 Jeremy Fuster https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901496 NBC narrowly claimed the crown after Nielsen ratings for the Royal Wedding were reported Sunday, with an average of 6.4 million viewers tuning in to see the “Today” live broadcast of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanging vows from Windsor.

ABC News came in a very close second with 6.3 million viewers, followed by CBS in third with 4.8 million viewers for the 6-9 a.m. ET slot. Fox News led the cable networks with 2 million viewers for the 6-10 a.m. slot, followed by CNN with 1.8 million and MSNBC with 1 million.

NBC also held the top spot with all key demos, averaging 2.3 million in the 25-54 demographic and 1.7 million in the 18-49 demo. That’s a 17 percent lead over ABC and 66 percent lead over CBS.

“Today” also had the top Friday broadcast for the wedding, averaging 4.25 million viewers for the lead-up special with 1.45 million in the 25-54 demo. “Today” brought the entire main team to England for the nuptials, with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb broadcasting from an on-location set overlooking Windsor Castle.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Royal Wedding: 15 Most Ridiculous 'Cord and Tish' Moments

Bill Maher Bashes Royal Wedding: 'So Unimportant Even the Russians Aren't Fixing It' (Video)

7 Things to Know About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Royal Wedding (Video)

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‘Cheers’ Finale at 25: The 12 Best Moments from ‘One for the Road’ (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/cheers-finale-25th-anniversary-best-moments-from-one-for-the-road/ https://www.thewrap.com/cheers-finale-25th-anniversary-best-moments-from-one-for-the-road/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 18:00:43 +0000 Brian Welk https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1895605 “Cheers” isn’t one of the most successful sitcoms ever because it was the funniest or the most innovative. But despite departing and even dying cast members and a changing TV landscape, “Cheers” remained remarkably consistent for 11 seasons and a whopping 270 episodes. To paraphrase the “Cheers” finale “One for the Road,” “I like things you can count on.”

So when “Cheers” ended 25 years ago Sunday with a 98-minute special, 93.5 million Americans tuned in because this was one show you could always rely on. “Cheers” was always endearingly funny, it had one of the most compelling on-screen romances between Sam and Diane, and many episodes found a surprising sweet spot. “One for the Road” feels just the same. It’s an episode with a lot going on, and it might be one of its best. Here are some of its most memorable moments:

“One for the Road” is a finale of change and moving past the comforts of this bar. Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) is about to be engaged. Woody (Woody Harrelson) is running for public office. Cliff (John Ratzenberger) is up for a job at the post office. And Sam, coming to terms with his life throughout the whole season, has been pushed to swear off flings with women and find something stable. And the whole bar is thrown into a whirl when they’re watching an awards show on TV and see Diane (Shelley Long, returning to the show after leaving five seasons in), who Sam invites to visit the bar.

“After losing the only man I ever loved, lunch should hit the spot.” – Rebecca

Rebecca is a basket case in this episode, having come a long way from being the most mature person in the room when she first joined the show to replace Diane. After a hilarious sequence where she can’t bring herself to say yes to her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, blurting out rejections despite her better judgment, she says this choice line as she’s wallowing to Sam in despair.

“Oh just change it!” – Frasier

When Kelsey Grammer’s Frasier initially joined “Cheers” during its third season, he played the outsider to the group of guys. He eventually started gelling with everyone, but he and Woody were like oil and water, Frasier perpetually flustered and high-minded, and Woody a calm simpleton. When Woody asks Frasier to write his campaign speech, Frasier gets a little too clever for Woody. “In here you make change,” Frasier says referring to Woody’s work behind the bar. “There you make ‘a’ change. Oh, just change it!”

“When will you be leaving?” – Carla

After 11 seasons, you can forget that Carla (Rhea Perlman) and Diane started the show with a rivalry, with Carla always needling her and trying to get her out the door. Perlman delivers her line with the perfect blend of salty and sweet once she realizes Diane being back in the bar isn’t her hallucination.

“Maybe we’ll work together someday. Hammer out a treaty or something.” – Woody

Oh Woody, so hapless. Diane, astonished that Woody is actually becoming a politician, makes one of her slightly condescending jokes saying that she’s next in line for the throne. And Woody being Woody turns the tables on her with his gullible nature.

“Well you never hurt ME, did you?!?” – Frasier

It’s almost hard to remember that Frasier and Diane were once a thing, and that Frasier never forgot about it either, even if the rest of the cast did. Grammer looks wonderfully flustered and irritated with Diane’s flippant attitude that their whole relationship was basically just water under the bridge.

“I am a corporate attorney with the group Emerson…Lake and Palmer.” – Rebecca

“Cheers” saved one of its wackier situation moments for the finale, when Sam and Diane each try and convince the other they’re happily married so as to make the other jealous. Sam recruits a miserable Rebecca who has this gem of a cover story, while Diane has recruited a gay man to serve as her phony husband.

“I gave that man the best years of my life.” – Norm

Sam gets real during the second act of the “Cheers” finale, screaming at the bar that, “I should need more than this! You should need more than this.” It’s a cutting line and a great act break, but wouldn’t be perfect without Norm lightening the mood.

“I won’t pretend it’s a modern day Athens.” – Diane

Shelley Long didn’t miss a beat when she returned to the finale. Diane is as aloof and just a little pretentious as ever. And this line singing the praises of Los Angeles as they’re about to fly away together is just the tip off Sam and Diane need that maybe all is not right with this relationship. Even the pilot and flight attendant seem to know it. Another show would’ve forced these two back together in the end. “Cheers” was daring enough to make sure they didn’t.

“I shoot for Donald Trump and I end up with Ed Norton.” – Rebecca

Here’s a line that hasn’t aged well, for obvious reasons. Rebecca can’t believe the man she ended up with is a plumber, but takes it in stride anyway.

“My wife Vera. Remember her? That is her name, isn’t it?” – Norm

One of “Cheers'” longest running gags is that we never see Norm’s wife Vera. The finale offers a helpful reminder that they haven’t forgotten about her, even though Norm’s line seems to break the fourth wall ever so slightly with the realization that they almost did.

“I don’t think it matters what you love, so long as you love it totally, completely and without judgment.” – Norm

Before Sam closes up, Norm , wise soul as he is, delivers this beautiful line about the meaning of life. George Wendt gives a heavy-hearted performance that truly anchors the “Cheers” finale.

“Boy, I’ll tell you, I’m the luckiest son of a bitch on Earth.” – Sam

There’s no place like home. It’s understandable that Sam wants more out of life, but the beauty of “Cheers” was that it never had to veer far from the bar to be funny. Everything they needed was right here.

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https://www.thewrap.com/cheers-finale-25th-anniversary-best-moments-from-one-for-the-road/feed/ 0 While "Cheers" remains one of the most successful sitcoms, it wasn't the most groundbreaking or innovative. But despite departing and even dying cast members and a changing TV landscape, "Cheers" remained remarkably consistent for 11 seasons and a whopping 271 episodes. To quote a line from the "Cheers" finale "One for the Road," "I like things you can count on." So when "Cheers" ended on May 20, 1993, with a 98-minute special, 93.5 million Americans tuned in because this was one show you could always rely on. "Cheers" was always endearingly funny, it had one of the most compelling on-screen romances between Sam and Diane, and many episodes found a surprising sweet spot. "One for the Road" feels just the same. It's an episode with a lot going on, and it might be one of its best. Here are some of its most memorable moments:

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While "Cheers" remains one of the most successful sitcoms, it wasn't the most groundbreaking or innovative. But despite departing and even dying cast members and a changing TV landscape, "Cheers" remained remarkably consistent for 11 seasons and a whopping 271 episodes. To quote a line from the "Cheers" finale "One for the Road," "I like things you can count on." So when "Cheers" ended on May 20, 1993, with a 98-minute special, 93.5 million Americans tuned in because this was one show you could always rely on. "Cheers" was always endearingly funny, it had one of the most compelling on-screen romances between Sam and Diane, and many episodes found a surprising sweet spot. "One for the Road" feels just the same. It's an episode with a lot going on, and it might be one of its best. Here are some of its most memorable moments:

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"Yes, the Most Impressive Display of Female Flesh in the, uh, Tight Fitting Dress." - Cliff

"One for the Road" is a finale of change and moving past the comforts of this bar. Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) is about to be engaged. Woody (Woody Harrelson) is running for public office. Cliff (John Ratzenberger) is up for a job at the post office. And Sam, coming to terms with his life throughout the whole season, has been pushed to swear off flings with women and find something stable. And the whole bar is thrown into a whirl when they're watching an awards show on TV and see Diane accepting a prize (Shelley Long, returning to the show after leaving five seasons in), who Sam invites to visit the bar. But it still feels familiar with a cute cold open and Cliff's smarmy one-liners. 

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"Yes, the Most Impressive Display of Female Flesh in the, uh, Tight Fitting Dress." - Cliff

"One for the Road" is a finale of change and moving past the comforts of this bar. Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) is about to be engaged. Woody (Woody Harrelson) is running for public office. Cliff (John Ratzenberger) is up for a job at the post office. And Sam, coming to terms with his life throughout the whole season, has been pushed to swear off flings with women and find something stable. And the whole bar is thrown into a whirl when they're watching an awards show on TV and see Diane accepting a prize (Shelley Long, returning to the show after leaving five seasons in), who Sam invites to visit the bar. But it still feels familiar with a cute cold open and Cliff's smarmy one-liners. 

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"After losing the only man I ever loved, lunch should hit the spot." - Rebecca

Rebecca is a basket case in this episode, having come a long way from being the most mature person in the room when she first joined the show to replace Diane. After a hilarious sequence where she can't bring herself to say yes to her boyfriend's marriage proposal, blurting out rejections despite her better judgment, she says this choice line as she's wallowing to Sam in despair.

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"After losing the only man I ever loved, lunch should hit the spot." - Rebecca

Rebecca is a basket case in this episode, having come a long way from being the most mature person in the room when she first joined the show to replace Diane. After a hilarious sequence where she can't bring herself to say yes to her boyfriend's marriage proposal, blurting out rejections despite her better judgment, she says this choice line as she's wallowing to Sam in despair.

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"Oh just change it!" - Frasier

When Kelsey Grammer's Frasier initially joined "Cheers" during its third season, he played the outsider to the group of guys. He eventually started gelling with everyone, but he and Woody were like oil and water, with Frasier perpetually flustered and high-minded, and Woody a calm simpleton. When Woody asks Frasier to write his campaign speech, Frasier gets a little too clever for Woody. "In here you make change," Frasier says referring to Woody's work behind the bar. "There you make 'a' change. Oh, just change it!"

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"Oh just change it!" - Frasier

When Kelsey Grammer's Frasier initially joined "Cheers" during its third season, he played the outsider to the group of guys. He eventually started gelling with everyone, but he and Woody were like oil and water, with Frasier perpetually flustered and high-minded, and Woody a calm simpleton. When Woody asks Frasier to write his campaign speech, Frasier gets a little too clever for Woody. "In here you make change," Frasier says referring to Woody's work behind the bar. "There you make 'a' change. Oh, just change it!"

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"When will you be leaving?" - Carla

After 11 seasons, you can easily forget that Carla (Rhea Perlman) and Diane started the show with a rivalry, with Carla always needling her and trying to get her out the door. Perlman delivers her line with the perfect blend of salty and sweet once she realizes Diane being back in the bar isn't her hallucination.

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"When will you be leaving?" - Carla

After 11 seasons, you can easily forget that Carla (Rhea Perlman) and Diane started the show with a rivalry, with Carla always needling her and trying to get her out the door. Perlman delivers her line with the perfect blend of salty and sweet once she realizes Diane being back in the bar isn't her hallucination.

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"Maybe we'll work together someday. Hammer out a treaty or something." - Woody

Diane, astonished that Woody is actually becoming a politician, makes one of her slightly condescending jokes saying that she's next in line for the throne. And Woody, being his innocent, gullible self, turns the tables on her. He even reveals that people used to call him "Huckleberry." 

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"Maybe we'll work together someday. Hammer out a treaty or something." - Woody

Diane, astonished that Woody is actually becoming a politician, makes one of her slightly condescending jokes saying that she's next in line for the throne. And Woody, being his innocent, gullible self, turns the tables on her. He even reveals that people used to call him "Huckleberry." 

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"Well you never hurt ME, did you?!?" - Frasier

It's almost hard to remember that Frasier and Diane were once a thing, and that Frasier never forgot about it either, even if the rest of the cast did. Grammer looks wonderfully flustered and irritated with Diane's flippant attitude that their whole relationship was basically just water under the bridge.

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"Well you never hurt ME, did you?!?" - Frasier

It's almost hard to remember that Frasier and Diane were once a thing, and that Frasier never forgot about it either, even if the rest of the cast did. Grammer looks wonderfully flustered and irritated with Diane's flippant attitude that their whole relationship was basically just water under the bridge.

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"I am a corporate attorney with the group Emerson ... Lake and Palmer." - Rebecca

"Cheers" saved one of its wackier situation moments for the finale, when Sam and Diane each try and convince the other they're happily married so as to make the other jealous. Sam recruits a miserable Rebecca who has this gem of a cover story, while Diane has recruited a gay man to serve as her phony husband.

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"I am a corporate attorney with the group Emerson ... Lake and Palmer." - Rebecca

"Cheers" saved one of its wackier situation moments for the finale, when Sam and Diane each try and convince the other they're happily married so as to make the other jealous. Sam recruits a miserable Rebecca who has this gem of a cover story, while Diane has recruited a gay man to serve as her phony husband.

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"I gave that man the best years of my life." - Norm

Sam gets real during the second act of the "Cheers" finale, screaming at the bar that, "I should need more than this! You should need more than this." It's a cutting line and a great act break, but wouldn't be perfect without Norm lightening the mood.

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"I gave that man the best years of my life." - Norm

Sam gets real during the second act of the "Cheers" finale, screaming at the bar that, "I should need more than this! You should need more than this." It's a cutting line and a great act break, but wouldn't be perfect without Norm lightening the mood.

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"I won't pretend it's a modern day Athens." - Diane

Shelley Long didn't miss a beat when she returned to the finale. Diane is as aloof and just as snooty as ever. And this line singing the praises of Los Angeles as they're about to fly away together is just the tip off Sam and Diane need that maybe all is not right with this relationship. Even the pilot and flight attendant seem to know it. Another show would've forced these two back together in the end. "Cheers" was daring enough to make sure they didn't.

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"I won't pretend it's a modern day Athens." - Diane

Shelley Long didn't miss a beat when she returned to the finale. Diane is as aloof and just as snooty as ever. And this line singing the praises of Los Angeles as they're about to fly away together is just the tip off Sam and Diane need that maybe all is not right with this relationship. Even the pilot and flight attendant seem to know it. Another show would've forced these two back together in the end. "Cheers" was daring enough to make sure they didn't.

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"I shoot for Donald Trump and I end up with Ed Norton." - Rebecca

Here's a line that hasn't aged well, for obvious reasons. Rebecca can't believe the man she ended up with is a plumber, but takes it in stride anyway.

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"I shoot for Donald Trump and I end up with Ed Norton." - Rebecca

Here's a line that hasn't aged well, for obvious reasons. Rebecca can't believe the man she ended up with is a plumber, but takes it in stride anyway.

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"I don't think it matters what you love, so long as you love it totally, completely and without judgment." - Norm

Before Sam closes up, Norm, wise soul that he is, delivers this beautiful line about the meaning of life. George Wendt gives both a heavy-hearted and hilarious performance that truly anchors the "Cheers" finale. He even has a great line about his long-lost wife never glimpsed on the show. "My wife Vera. Remember her? That is her name, isn't it?"

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"I don't think it matters what you love, so long as you love it totally, completely and without judgment." - Norm

Before Sam closes up, Norm, wise soul that he is, delivers this beautiful line about the meaning of life. George Wendt gives both a heavy-hearted and hilarious performance that truly anchors the "Cheers" finale. He even has a great line about his long-lost wife never glimpsed on the show. "My wife Vera. Remember her? That is her name, isn't it?"

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"Boy, I'll tell you, I'm the luckiest son of a bitch on Earth." - Sam

There's no place like home. It's understandable that Sam wants more out of life, but the beauty of "Cheers" was that it never had to veer far from the bar to be funny. Everything they needed was right here.

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"Boy, I'll tell you, I'm the luckiest son of a bitch on Earth." - Sam

There's no place like home. It's understandable that Sam wants more out of life, but the beauty of "Cheers" was that it never had to veer far from the bar to be funny. Everything they needed was right here.

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‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’ Gets Third Season on Amazon https://www.thewrap.com/marvelous-mrs-maisel-gets-third-season-amazon/ https://www.thewrap.com/marvelous-mrs-maisel-gets-third-season-amazon/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 17:26:54 +0000 Jeremy Fuster https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901132 There’s plenty more Midge Maisel on the way.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has been picked up by Amazon for a third season even before the critically-acclaimed dramedy’s second season has finished production, individuals with knowledge of the talks confirmed to TheWrap.

Following a housewife who goes into stand-up after her marriage crumbles, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has earned rave reviews, as well as a pair of Golden Globes for Best TV Series — Musical or Comedy and Best Actress for Rachel Brosnahan’s performance as the title character. The series was also honored with a Peabody Award last month.

Amazon released the show’s pilot last spring and later picked up the show for a two-season order, with Season 1 premiering last November. Production on Season 2 is already underway, with a release planned for later this year.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” also stars Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle, and was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. Sherman-Palladino is best known as the creator of “Gilmore Girls” and its subsequent miniseries revival, “A Year in the Life,” which was released on Netflix in 2016.

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‘SNL': Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding Video Exposes How Problematic the Royal Family Is (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/snl-royal-wedding-video-features-prince-william-twerking-with-prince-harry-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/snl-royal-wedding-video-features-prince-william-twerking-with-prince-harry-video/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 11:34:27 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901046

“SNL” went behind the closed doors of the reception of Saturday’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle, finding the members of the British royal family expressing, perhaps, their more problematic leanings, especially in the case of host Tina Fey’s Duchess of Devonshire.

“What’s up?! It’s your boy, Harry Windsor, aka Ron Sleazely,” said Prince Harry, played in the sketch by Mikey Day. “Official wedding video 2018. It’s 2 a.m. Royal reception still going strong. Meghan’s in the hallway, trying to stop some of her white relatives from getting in because they’re mental.”

Harry moved through the reception, interacting with guests along the way.

You can watch the video above.

“Sister-in-law, Kate Middleton,” he said to a stumbling Kate, played by Cecily Strong. “You look a little tipsy.”

“For the last six years I’ve been pregnant the whole time,” Strong’s Kate replied. “I’m going hard tonight.”

“I can tell,” Harry replied. “How much have you had to drink?”

“One glass of champagne! Whoo!” she told him.

Before long, Harry came across his brother, Prince William, played by Alex Moffat.

“Oh, hello, William,” Harry said. “Sorry to hear your hair couldn’t make it.”

With William toting his newborn baby in a sling across his chest, Harry convinced him to dance, twerking for the camera. The brothers were having a good time until they realized their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, played by Kate McKinnon, was watching.

Harry moved on to what he called “the cheap seats,” talking to friends of Meghan and relatives he didn’t recognize. After a few more interactions, he found a relative played by Tina Fey, the host of the Season 43 finale.

“I’m the Duchess of Devonshire,” Fey said, explaining in a thick accent who she was. “Your father’s uncle once removed married my mum, who is his cousin. I am both your aunt and your niece.”

“Love it,” Harry replied.

“Last I saw you, you were a wee boy,” Fey continued. “Just after a polo match — I was kicked in the face by a horse.”

“Oh, Aunty Creepy!” Harry exclaimed. “Dad used to say if we were bad we’d have to come live with you.”

“Right he was, because I’m a monster and a bit of a pedophile,” Fey told him.

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‘SNL': Tina Fey Returns as Sarah Palin to Sing Advice to Trump and Friends (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/snl-tina-fey-sarah-palin-sing-trump-officials/ https://www.thewrap.com/snl-tina-fey-sarah-palin-sing-trump-officials/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 11:18:04 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1901042

Tina Fey brought back one of the audience’s favorite characters from her days on “SNL” – former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

During her turn as host of the Season 43 finale, Fey’s Palin turned up in the Oval Office, taking the opportunity to warn former and current figures in Donald Trump’s White House that fame can be fleeting.

“It’s me, the ghost of Sarah Palin,” Fey’s Palin said. “No, I’m just kidding, but you had to think about it, didn’t you? Here’s a refresher: I was the first female on a Republican presidential ticket, and now I get paid to tweet for Bass Pro Shop.”

Palin went on to warn the members of the Trump administration that political fame can be fleeting.

You can watch the entire sketch in the video embedded at the top of this post.

“Take it from me, politics is a wild ride,” she said. “One minute you’re on top and the next you’re gone in the blink of a Scaramucci. Well, I have a message for all the people in the Trump White House: Enjoy your moment. Who knows how long it’ll last?”

To get her point across, Fey’s Palin sang “What I Did for Love” from the musical “A Chorus Line.” But, in her version, “love” was replaced with “Trump.”

As Palin sang, she was joined by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, played by Aidy Bryant. A moment later, Kellyanne Conway, played by Kate McKinnon, was lowered into the office on wires to join the number.

Leslie Jones returned as Omarosa Manigault, once again insisting that she left the White House of her own accord and was not fired. After that, “SNL” alum Fred Armisen showed up reprising his role as “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff. Palin noted that Wolff had disappeared quickly after the release of his book, to which he replied that he’d soon be back with a new book that would explain that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are actually the same person.

“Is that true?” an incredulous Palin asked.

“Yeah, sure,” Wolff returned.

Finally, Palin was joined by Rex Tillerson, played again by guest John Goodman. Unlike the others, Tillerson was glad for having lost his job at the White House.

“I started scathed and I came out unscathed!” Tillerson declared.

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‘SNL’ Weekend Update Host Michael Che: ‘I Like How Unfair and Mean-Spirited’ the Mueller Investigation Is (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/snl-weekend-update-host-michael-che-mueller-investigation-rachel-dolezal/ https://www.thewrap.com/snl-weekend-update-host-michael-che-mueller-investigation-rachel-dolezal/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 10:44:20 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1900997

Weekend Update on “SNL” had plenty of Donald Trump headlines for its season finale, even bringing up that earlier on Saturday the president tweeted about first lady Melania, misspelling her name “Melanie.”

The segment kicked off with Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost noting that Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into the Russian interference in 2016 elections.

Co-host Michael Che referenced Trump’s sarcastic tweet about the investigation, in which he called Mueller’s probe “the greatest witch hunt in American history,” then joked that, actually, the witch hunt is pretty great from his point of view.

You’ll find the transcript of the segment below, and you can watch it in the video embedded at that top of this post.

Jost: “Well, Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the start of Robert Mueller’s investigation, which is the first anniversary Trump actually remembered. Just ask his wife Melanie.”

Referencing the recent “Laurel/Yanny” meme, Jost talked about the way the Mueller investigation comes off to people who either dislike or support Trump.

Jost: “I think with the Russia investigation, ultimately, what you think depends on what you think of Trump. Some people hear ‘laurel’ while idiots hear ‘yanny.’ And that’s how it was with the Russia investigation. If you like Trump, this is what you hear: ‘It’s a witch hunt. There was no collusion.’ But if you don’t like Trump, this is what you hear: ‘I’m getting away with it, bitches.’ “

Che: “President Trump posted a sarcastic message on the anniversary of the Mueller probe, saying ‘Congratulations, America. We are now in the second year of the greatest witch hunt in American history.’ And you know what? It is pretty great. Personally, I like how unfair and mean-spirited it is. It’s not every day a black man can root for the feds, but I’m really enjoying this. I feel like I’m watching Rachel Dolezal get kicked out of a Starbucks. I’m for that.

“Rudy Giuliani claimed his legal team was told off the record of an informant in the Trump campaign, which is hilarious because he’s like a rapper who sings about the people he shot, gets locked up for it and says, ‘Yo, somebody’s snitching.’ “

Jost: “It was reported President Trump talked to Sean Hannity almost every night before bed. I never thought I would say this, but poor Sean Hannity. Can you imagine a worse voice to hear before you go to sleep? Just heavy breathing mixed with the crinkling of cheeseburger wrappers. And was that a flush? Also, Sean Hannity is a journalist. Imagine [if] Obama was calling Anderson Cooper every night before he went to bed. Anderson can. I just think Hannity loses a lot of integrity as a journalist if he ends his night saying, ‘No, Mr. President, you hang up.’ “

Che: “North Korea issued a statement condemning national security adviser John Bolton, saying they do not hide their feelings of repugnance toward him — which I get. Look at him. He looks like he still calls jazz jungle music.

“Trump promised protection for Kim Jong-Un if he makes a deal during their meetings but warned that if talks fall apart, he would decimate them. You know, real Nobel Peace Prize stuff. Reminds me of Martin Luther King’s speech: ‘Dream or nightmare, take your pick.’ “

Jost: “New footage was released of Bill Gates talking about a meeting with President Trump in which Trump asked him if HPV and HIV were the same thing, adding, ‘And which is the one that shows Property Brothers?’ And for real, Trump asked this of Bill Gates on two separate occasions. So you know homey got HPV.”

Che: “Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, or as they call a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Israel, a bris.”

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‘SNL': Baldwin’s Trump Celebrates the Anniversary of the Mueller Investigation with a ‘Sopranos’ Parody (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/snl-finale/ https://www.thewrap.com/snl-finale/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 03:52:47 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1900550

Alec Baldwin returned for the series finale of “SNL” as Donald Trump, parodying the finale of “The Sopranos” to celebrate the first year of the Russia investigation.

Baldwin’s Trump started the sketch by entering a restaurant in New Jersey to meet friends — Kate McKinnon as Rudy Giuliani, Ben Stiller as his former lawyer Michael Cohen, and Mikey Day as Donald Trump Jr.

“So Rudy did you go on Fox News last night?” Trump asked as McKinnon’s Giuliani sat down.

“Like 20 times,” Giuliani answered. “Don’t worry I told them you were openly colluding with Russia, but then I said ‘So what!’ I even confessed to some crimes you didn’t do but then i said, what are you gonna do, arrest the president?”

Stiller’s Cohen entered next, still downtrodden for being pulled into the Robert Mueller investigation.

“So how was work today?” Giuliani asked him.

“Oh you know, really bad,” Stiller’s Cohen answered. “Mostly just preparing to go to jail and stuff. They said I might get 20 years if I don’t give you up.”

“Jail is fun. It’s like camp,” Trump responded.

“You can always come visit,” Cohen said.

“I would but, golf,” Baldwin’s Trump said.

Next, Mikey Day entered, reprising his long-running role as Donald Trump Jr. Trump started the conversation by asking him where Eric Trump was, since they always appear together in “SNL” sketches.

Day’s Trump Jr. said that he was parallel parking, and the sketch cut to find Alex Moffat as Eric, parallel parking a big wheel.

As the group continued their meeting, one last star walked into the restaurant: Robert Mueller, played again by Robert De Niro.

Trump slowly realized he was the only one of the group who realized the special prosecutor was in the restaurant, as the others continued to talk about their criminal dealings.

“Hey Dad, maybe tomorrow I’ll show you that Chinese deal we ‘didn’t talk about,’ ” Day’s Don Jr. said.

“Hey that’s great — is that Robert Mueller? Am I the only one who sees that guy?” Trump asked.

Trump and Mueller made eye contact as Giuliani and Cohen continued to say incriminating things.

“Hey, I think I figured out a loophole so they can’t legally subpoena you,” McKinnon’s Giuliani told him. “Have you heard of faking your own death?”

As Trump watched, De Niro’s Mueller stood up and pointedly walked by — and then made a “Meet the Parents” joke, making the “I’m watching you” gesture at Trump.

The sketch ended just like “The Sopranos” did: by cutting to a black screen.

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‘Fahrenheit 451’ Film Review: Michael B. Jordan Remakes Ray Bradbury for the Age of Fake News https://www.thewrap.com/fahrenheit-451-film-review-michael-b-jordan-version-remakes-ray-bradbury-for-the-age-of-fake-news/ https://www.thewrap.com/fahrenheit-451-film-review-michael-b-jordan-version-remakes-ray-bradbury-for-the-age-of-fake-news/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 02:00:00 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1890889 Most people who see Ramin Bahrani’s “Fahrenheit 451,” which had a midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday and comes to HBO on May 19, will probably think of it as a new adaptation of the classic science-fiction novel by Ray Bradbury, who posited a future in which books were outlawed and the job of a fireman was to burn them.

But in Cannes, there’s another strong association, because an earlier film based on Bradbury’s book was directed by legendary French director Francois Truffaut, whose only English-language film was a 1966 version starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie.

So Bahrani, the director of “99 Homes” and “Chop Shop,” comes to the Croisette having to measure up to two formidable artists — a task he approaches by doing his best to ignore Truffaut and give glancing service to Bradbury.

Bahrani’s “Fahrenheit 451” is more high-tech than Truffaut’s, of course, and far more violent. It jettisons big portions of Bradbury’s story to zero in on one relationship, and adds a shoot-‘em-out finale miles away in tone from the novelist’s more contemplative coda. (To be fair, that coda followed the nuking of a city, so the author hardly eschewed violence.)

It works, to a degree, though largely as a showcase for a battle between Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. The former plays Guy Montag, a gung-ho fireman primed for a promotion and seemingly eager to be the brash hero of every book-burning for the mindless masses who watch his exploits on 24-hour-a-day reality TV (or is it fake news?) projected on the side of the skyscrapers in the unnamed future metropolis.

Shannon is Captain Beatty, Montag’s boss, whose quintessential Shannonesque villainy is slightly undercut by the fact that he seems to have read a lot of the books he burns, and can eloquently explain that they contradict each other and would just confuse regular people.

Those people are kept in a state of perpetual vacuity by state news and by “The 9,” this film’s version of the internet, albeit an internet designed to dumb down everybody who uses it — which is to say, everybody.

In Bradbury’s book and Truffaut’s film, the misguided masses were epitomized by Montag’s wife, Millie, who’s been so techno-lobotomized that she can’t even remember her suicide attempt the morning after. Bahrani filmed Millie’s scenes, with actress Laura Harrier in the role, but they wound up on the cutting-room floor; in this “Fahrenheit 451,” the mindless masses are barely seen and Montag is a bachelor, all the better to hasten his showdown with Captain Beatty.

That showdown comes when Montag, spurred by a few conversations with a mysterious young woman who informs for Beatty but also has ties to the resistance, and shaken by an old woman who incinerates herself rather than watch her illicit library burn, begins to think that books just might be better for, you know, reading instead of burning.

He swipes a copy of Dostoyevsky’s “Notes From the Underground” (in Bradbury’s telling, it was the Bible) and starts having the kind of doubts we knew were inevitable from the moment Jordan strutted and grinned like the world’s most enthusiastic fireman in his early scenes.

Bahrani’s “Fahrenheit” has its topical touches, with clear nods to today’s anti-immigrant crusades in the way people are separated into “natives” and “eels” — i.e., good citizens who do what the government tells them and outsiders who don’t. But despite the timeliness, and the spectacle of all those gleaming high-rise towers serving as giant TV screens, the film sometimes seems as besotted with the shiny images as Montag initially is with the flames he unleashes.

Bradbury and Truffaut both had more humane, more human takes on the material, and maybe more love for the power of the words that Montag ends up trying to save rather than burn.

This version of the story turns into a chase of sorts, and places the real key to humanity’s future not in the memories of a colony of people who’ve memorized entire books, but the DNA of a bird who’s been programmed with all human knowledge. (The book people are here, but they’re expendable; it’s the bird who’s got to be saved at all costs.)

Jordan and Shannon, though, make suitably fierce competitors. And in an era where inconvenient truths are branded as fake, any take on Bradbury’s cautionary tale can’t help but be resonant, and worth seeing.

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Fall TV: 7 Intriguing New Matchups, Like ‘Magnum PI’ vs ‘9-1-1’ (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/fall-tv-intriguing-matchups-magnum-pi-manifest-roseanne/ https://www.thewrap.com/fall-tv-intriguing-matchups-magnum-pi-manifest-roseanne/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 21:00:07 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1897472 It’s not even summer yet and we’re already looking forward to fall. After all, that’s when the best TV shows come back on (and the oppressive heat subsides).

Much like you fans, we at TheWrap are dying to find out what happens next with our favorite small-screen characters. But we’ve also got an eye on another angle: What are the most intriguing new matchups?

Now that we knows the days and time slots for all new and returning broadcast primetime series, we’ve pinpointed seven battles worth watching.

The CW (The CW) vs. Everybody (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC)
Sundays, 8-10 p.m.
Guess who’s coming to Sundays? For the first time in nine years, The CW is bringing back nationally programmed Sunday nights next season, when it will air “Supergirl” at 8 p.m. and the “Charmed” reboot at 9.

Welcome! For starters, you’ve got TV’s top show, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” to contend with. On Fox, it’ll be animation and freshman show “Rel”; on CBS, “God Friended Me” and “NCIS: Los Angeles”; and on ABC, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” and “Shark Tank.”

So good luck with all of that.

“Magnum P.I.” (CBS) vs. “9-1-1” (Fox)
Mondays, 9 p.m.
No mustache (OK, so there’s a goatee) — but does this comma-less remake of the ’80s “Magnum, P.I.” have teeth? It had better to go up against Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1,” which is already established in the 9 o’clock time slot on Mondays.

The Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and now Jennifer Love Hewitt-led Fox drama averaged a big 3.0 rating in the core 18-49 demographic when counting a week’s worth of delayed viewing. The freshman first-responder series was Fox’s highest-rated entertainment show of the season, beating even “Empire.”

In other words, better keep that Ferrari perfectly waxed and buffed, Magnum.

“Manifest” (NBC) vs. “Bull” (CBS) vs. “The Good Doctor” (ABC)
Mondays, 10 p.m.
Apparently, no one told these guys that three is a crowd.

Let’s start with the returning shows: “The Good Doctor” was this season’s top new drama, averaging a huge 15.6 million total viewers per episode. “Bull” was literally the next most-watched series on broadcast, hauling in 14.3 million viewers of its own. Though it stands to reason that the ABC medical show’s Nielsen numbers will decline in Year 2, “Bull” will be moving away from the huge lead-in “NCIS” currently provides — so say farewell to some built-in eyeballs.

So where does “Manifest” fit in here? Well, we’ll have to wait and find out. If done right, the Robert Zemeckis missing-airplane drama could add some turbulence to an already competitive hour.

“F.B.I.” (CBS) vs. “This Is Us” (NBC)
Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
Welcome to the lion’s den, “F.B.I.”

Super Bowl or no Super Bowl, “This Is Us” is a powerhouse — and freshman “F.B.I.” is moving into Milo Ventimiglia’s dorm. Remember how we wished “Bull” lots of luck without “NCIS”? Well, “F.B.I.” is the one getting the CBS springboard — but it had better be a damn good show to have a prayer against the Pearsons.

Here’s the case one could make for “F.B.I.” beyond just its lead-in: Dick Wolf knows how to make a procedural. Unfortunately for the big fan of the Windy City, Dan Fogelman knows how to make you cry. Tears beat Miranda Rights every time.

“Murphy Brown” (CBS) vs. “Thursday Night Football” (Fox)
Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.
“Roseanne” has changed everything — but we don’t think that means Fox Sports should be shaking in its cleats. Football is still going to win this battle, but Fox’s fancy new primetime pro pigskin should see a pretty formidable opponent in “Murphy Brown” — especially over the revival’s first few weeks.

Still, any given Thursday, are we right?

To look at it another way, for $3.3 billion, Fox had better win every damn Thursday that 106 men put on pads.

“Last Man Standing” (Fox) vs. “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
Fridays, 8 p.m.
This one isn’t so much about “Fresh Off the Boat” as it is about Tim Allen vs. ABC.

The comedian and Michigan Tourism spokesman really let ABC have it for canceling his reliable Friday sitcom a year ago. Now revived by Fox, you’d better believe that the “Home Improvement” alum wants to dominate the Disney-owned broadcast network in his time period. He will, let’s just home the comeback is funnier than Allen’s set at the Fox upfront.

Pure victory. (CUT TO: Shot of Lake Michigan)

“Roseanne” (ABC) vs. “The Neighborhood” (CBS)
Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
At the CBS upfront, entertainment President Kelly Kahl talked about how “The Neighborhood” star Cedric the Entertainer comes complete with a built-in audience — he’d better.

“Roseanne” will win running away Tuesdays at 8 o’clock, though CBS comedies not named “9JKL” and “Living Biblically” still tend to draw solid viewership. As awkward as the post-pilot “Neighborhood” recasting in favor of Max Greenfield may be, it’s a very good decision and a role he’ll kill in.

That said, “The Neighborhood” is now on its third title, and that’s never a good sign. Hey, you probably could’ve hung with “Splitting Up Together”!

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Much like you fans, we at TheWrap are dying to find out what happens next with our favorite small-screen characters. But we've also got an eye on another angle: What are the most intriguing new matchups?  

Now that we knows the days and time slots for all new and returning broadcast primetime series, we've pinpointed seven battles worth watching. Click through the gallery for them all.  

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It's not even summer yet and we're already looking forward to Fall. After all, that's when the best TV shows come back on (and the oppressive heat subsides).  

Much like you fans, we at TheWrap are dying to find out what happens next with our favorite small-screen characters. But we've also got an eye on another angle: What are the most intriguing new matchups?  

Now that we knows the days and time slots for all new and returning broadcast primetime series, we've pinpointed seven battles worth watching. Click through the gallery for them all.  

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The CW (The CW) vs. Everybody (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC)  

Sundays, 8-10 p.m.  

Guess who's coming to Sundays? For the first time in nine years, The CW is bringing back nationally programmed Sunday nights next season, when it will air "Supergirl" at 8 p.m. and the "Charmed" reboot at 9.  

Welcome! For starters, you've got TV's top show, NBC's "Sunday Night Football," to contend with. On Fox, it'll be animation and freshman show "Rel"; on CBS, "God Friended Me" and "NCIS: Los Angeles"; and on ABC, "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors" and "Shark Tank."  

So good luck with all of that.  

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The CW (The CW) vs. Everybody (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC)  

Sundays, 8-10 p.m.  

Guess who's coming to Sundays? For the first time in nine years, The CW is bringing back nationally programmed Sunday nights next season, when it will air "Supergirl" at 8 p.m. and the "Charmed" reboot at 9.  

Welcome! For starters, you've got TV's top show, NBC's "Sunday Night Football," to contend with. On Fox, it'll be animation and freshman show "Rel"; on CBS, "God Friended Me" and "NCIS: Los Angeles"; and on ABC, "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors" and "Shark Tank."  

So good luck with all of that.  

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"Magnum P.I." (CBS) vs. "9-1-1" (Fox)  

Mondays, 9 p.m.  

No mustache (OK, so there's a goatee) -- but does this comma-less remake of the '80s "Magnum, P.I." have teeth? It had better to go up against Ryan Murphy's "9-1-1," which is already established in the 9 o'clock time slot on Mondays.  

The Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and now Jennifer Love Hewitt-led Fox drama averaged a big 3.0 rating in the core 18-49 demographic when counting a week's worth of delayed viewing. The freshman first-responder series was Fox's highest-rated entertainment show of the season, beating even "Empire."  

In other words, better keep that Ferrari perfectly waxed and buffed, Magnum.  

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"Magnum P.I." (CBS) vs. "9-1-1" (Fox)  

Mondays, 9 p.m.  

No mustache (OK, so there's a goatee) -- but does this comma-less remake of the '80s "Magnum, P.I." have teeth? It had better to go up against Ryan Murphy's "9-1-1," which is already established in the 9 o'clock time slot on Mondays.  

The Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and now Jennifer Love Hewitt-led Fox drama averaged a big 3.0 rating in the core 18-49 demographic when counting a week's worth of delayed viewing. The freshman first-responder series was Fox's highest-rated entertainment show of the season, beating even "Empire."  

In other words, better keep that Ferrari perfectly waxed and buffed, Magnum.  

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"Manifest" (NBC) vs. "Bull" (CBS) vs. "The Good Doctor" (ABC)  

Mondays, 10 p.m.  

 

Apparently, no one told these guys that three is a crowd.  

Let's start with the returning shows: "The Good Doctor" was this season's top new drama, averaging a huge 15.6 million total viewers per episode. "Bull" was literally the next most-watched series on broadcast, hauling in 14.3 million viewers of its own. Though it stands to reason that the ABC medical show's Nielsen numbers will decline in Year 2, "Bull" will be moving away from the huge lead-in "NCIS" currently provides -- so say farewell to some built-in eyeballs.  

So where does "Manifest" fit in here? Well, we'll have to wait and find out. If done right, the Robert Zemeckis missing-airplane drama could add some turbulence to an already competitive hour.  

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"Manifest" (NBC) vs. "Bull" (CBS) vs. "The Good Doctor" (ABC)  

Mondays, 10 p.m.  

 

Apparently, no one told these guys that three is a crowd.  

Let's start with the returning shows: "The Good Doctor" was this season's top new drama, averaging a huge 15.6 million total viewers per episode. "Bull" was literally the next most-watched series on broadcast, hauling in 14.3 million viewers of its own. Though it stands to reason that the ABC medical show's Nielsen numbers will decline in Year 2, "Bull" will be moving away from the huge lead-in "NCIS" currently provides -- so say farewell to some built-in eyeballs.  

So where does "Manifest" fit in here? Well, we'll have to wait and find out. If done right, the Robert Zemeckis missing-airplane drama could add some turbulence to an already competitive hour.  

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"F.B.I." (CBS) vs. "This Is Us" (NBC)  

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.  

Welcome to the lion's den, "F.B.I."  

Super Bowl or no Super Bowl, "This Is Us" is a powerhouse -- and freshman "F.B.I." is moving into Milo Ventimiglia's dorm. Remember how we wished "Bull" lots of luck without "NCIS"? Well, "F.B.I." is the one getting the CBS springboard -- but it had better be a damn good show to have a prayer against the Pearsons.  

Here's the case one could make for "F.B.I." beyond just its lead-in: Dick Wolf knows how to make a procedural. Unfortunately for the big fan of the Windy City, Dan Fogelman knows how to make you cry. Tears beat Miranda Rights every time.  

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"F.B.I." (CBS) vs. "This Is Us" (NBC)  

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.  

Welcome to the lion's den, "F.B.I."  

Super Bowl or no Super Bowl, "This Is Us" is a powerhouse -- and freshman "F.B.I." is moving into Milo Ventimiglia's dorm. Remember how we wished "Bull" lots of luck without "NCIS"? Well, "F.B.I." is the one getting the CBS springboard -- but it had better be a damn good show to have a prayer against the Pearsons.  

Here's the case one could make for "F.B.I." beyond just its lead-in: Dick Wolf knows how to make a procedural. Unfortunately for the big fan of the Windy City, Dan Fogelman knows how to make you cry. Tears beat Miranda Rights every time.  

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"Murphy Brown" (CBS) vs. "Thursday Night Football" (Fox)  

Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.  

"Roseanne" has changed everything -- but we don't think that means Fox Sports should be shaking in its cleats. Football is still going to win this battle, but Fox's fancy new primetime pro pigskin should see a pretty formidable opponent in "Murphy Brown" -- especially over the revival's first few weeks.  

Still, any given Thursday, are we right?  

To look at it another way, for $3.3 billion, Fox had better win every damn Thursday that 106 men put on pads.  

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"Murphy Brown" (CBS) vs. "Thursday Night Football" (Fox)  

Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.  

"Roseanne" has changed everything -- but we don't think that means Fox Sports should be shaking in its cleats. Football is still going to win this battle, but Fox's fancy new primetime pro pigskin should see a pretty formidable opponent in "Murphy Brown" -- especially over the revival's first few weeks.  

Still, any given Thursday, are we right?  

To look at it another way, for $3.3 billion, Fox had better win every damn Thursday that 106 men put on pads.  

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"Last Man Standing" (Fox) vs. "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC)  

Fridays, 8 p.m.  

This one isn't so much about "Fresh Off the Boat" as it is about Tim Allen vs. ABC.  

The comedian and Michigan Tourism spokesman really let ABC have it for canceling his reliable Friday sitcom a year ago. Now revived by Fox, you'd better believe that the "Home Improvement" alum wants to dominate the Disney-owned broadcast network in his time period. He will, let's just home the comeback is funnier than Allen's set at the Fox upfront.  

Pure victory. (CUT TO: Shot of Lake Michigan)  

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"Last Man Standing" (Fox) vs. "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC)  

Fridays, 8 p.m.  

This one isn't so much about "Fresh Off the Boat" as it is about Tim Allen vs. ABC.  

The comedian and Michigan Tourism spokesman really let ABC have it for canceling his reliable Friday sitcom a year ago. Now revived by Fox, you'd better believe that the "Home Improvement" alum wants to dominate the Disney-owned broadcast network in his time period. He will, let's just home the comeback is funnier than Allen's set at the Fox upfront.  

Pure victory. (CUT TO: Shot of Lake Michigan)  

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"Roseanne" (ABC) vs. "The Neighborhood" (CBS)  

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.  

At the CBS upfront, entertainment President Kelly Kahl talked about how "The Neighborhood" star Cedric the Entertainer comes complete with a built-in audience -- he'd better.  

"Roseanne" will win running away Tuesdays at 8 o'clock, though CBS comedies not named "9JKL" and "Living Biblically" still tend to draw solid viewership. As awkward as the post-pilot "Neighborhood" recasting in favor of Max Greenfield may be, it's a very good decision and a role he'll kill in.  

That said, "The Neighborhood" is now on its third title, and that's never a good sign. Hey, you probably could've hung with "Splitting Up Together"!  

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"Roseanne" (ABC) vs. "The Neighborhood" (CBS)  

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.  

At the CBS upfront, entertainment President Kelly Kahl talked about how "The Neighborhood" star Cedric the Entertainer comes complete with a built-in audience -- he'd better.  

"Roseanne" will win running away Tuesdays at 8 o'clock, though CBS comedies not named "9JKL" and "Living Biblically" still tend to draw solid viewership. As awkward as the post-pilot "Neighborhood" recasting in favor of Max Greenfield may be, it's a very good decision and a role he'll kill in.  

That said, "The Neighborhood" is now on its third title, and that's never a good sign. Hey, you probably could've hung with "Splitting Up Together"!  

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What Fall TV matchups are you most looking forward to? Or are our readers just happy their favorite show is coming back?  

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What Fall TV matchups are you most looking forward to? Or are our readers just happy their favorite show is coming back?  

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Roseanne Barr Un-Quits Twitter Shortly After Saying She’s Leaving Over ‘Anti-Semitism’ (Updated) https://www.thewrap.com/roseanne-barr-leaving-twitter-anti-semitism-then-unquits/ https://www.thewrap.com/roseanne-barr-leaving-twitter-anti-semitism-then-unquits/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 20:54:27 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1899171 Updated at 1:45 p.m. PT: It seems Roseanne Barr has already un-quit Twitter. That lasted all of an hour or two.

Here is the “Roseanne” star’s tweeted lifting her own self-imposed ban from slightly earlier on Saturday:

Previously:
We can all stop following @therealroseanne on Twitter now: Roseanne Barr says she’s leaving the social media platform over its “anti-Semitism.”

The “Roseanne” star believes that anti-Semitism is not banned on Twitter — and for that reason, she is out.

“I already deleted Facebook five years ago when the anti-Semitism there became toxic,” Barr wrote (among other things) on Saturday. “I am leaving all social media except Instagram.”

Barr won’t actually be deleting her Twitter account, she specified. After all, the comedian says she plans to keep an eye on her DMs (direct messages) to “continue to introduce fighters to other fighters here.”

Here are the ABC sitcom star’s tweets on the matter today:

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Tina Fey’s 11 Best Characters From ‘SNL’ and Beyond, Ranked From Funny to Liz Lemon (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/tina-feys-11-best-characters-ranked/ https://www.thewrap.com/tina-feys-11-best-characters-ranked/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 18:00:13 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1895252 “SNL” alumna Tina Fey has come a long way since her days on the sketch comedy show. Since her turn as an anchor of Weekend Update and head writer of the show, she’s gone on to star in movies and create one of the best comedy TV shows ever in “30 Rock.” In honor of Fey’s return to “SNL” to host the Season 43 finale this week, here are 11 of Tina Fey’s best characters, ranked from the least hilarious to the most: Liz Lemon of “30 Rock.”

11. Queef Latina — “SNL”

When Fey returned to “SNL” as host in 2013, she used her monologue to remind fans of her least-remembered recurring characters. They were, of course, all made-up characters that had never existed, but even the promo materials for some of them were amazing. Fey and “SNL” suggested the movie spin-off for her fake character “Queef Latina,” dubbed “Queef Latina Ruins Christmas,” and honestly that sounds so amazing and horrific that it really should exist. You can watch the monologue here.

10. The Lady with No Theme Song — “SNL”

Another of Fey’s made-up recurring characters from her 2013 turn as “SNL” host, this one had a whole theme song about not having a theme song. It then takes a hard left turn with the final line, “And she’s a vampire.” Forcing The Lady with No Theme Song to actually be a sketch that makes some semblance of sense sounds like it’d be hilarious. Watch the monologue here.

9. The Bush Twins — “SNL”

There’s a reason Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have teamed up a number of times, both on “SNL” and in movies: They’re hilarious together. That theory was born out as the pair played the twin daughters of President George W. Bush, Jenna and Barbara, conversing about their father’s presidency in their secret “twin language.” Check out the sketch here.

8. Mrs. Norbury — “Mean Girls”

Tina Fey’s insightful high school teacher in “Mean Girls,” the movie she wrote, is instrumental in helping the girls of North Shore High stop being so horrible to each other. She also manages to sneak in some pretty funny lines during her limited time on screen. Mrs. Norbury is the kind of teacher you wish you had in high school. Here’s a clip of her trying to help Lindsay Lohan’s character Cady excel.

7. Claire Foster — “Date Night”

Fey pairing with Steve Carell makes for a solid comedy duo, and the two make “Date Night” work by selling how extremely relatable they are as their night becomes increasingly more insane and dangerous. Fay’s Claire is a mom you’ve definitely met before, but much, much funnier.

6. Wendy Altman — “This is Where I Leave You”

Fey has most of the best lines in “This is Where I Leave You,” a comedy-drama about a family who loses their father. Wendy is constantly needling her brothers in the film with some great one-liners, but her real best moment is when she gets a chance to punch out Dax Shepard. Watch that scene here.

5. Marcia (Clark) — “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Before Sarah Paulson played O.J. Simpson trial prosecutor Marcia Clark, and helped totally redefine America’s cultural understanding of the woman, Fey created a ludicrously bad at her job version of Marcia for “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” While not in line with the real Clark, Fey’s mega-inept prosecutor lets her go a little comedically crazy, committing to being as over-the-top as possible.

4. Weekend Update Tina Fey — “SNL”

Though she didn’t have a lot of recurring characters on “SNL,” Fey appeared every week for years as an anchor on the satirical news segment of the show, Weekend Update. The segment gave her a great opportunity to rattle off quick jokes, one of her talents. Check out her turn as special “Women’s News” correspondent on Weekend Update.

3. Dr. Andrea Bayden — “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Fey returned to “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” to play Kimmy’s therapist, Andrea. It was actually an opportunity to play two characters: Andrea during the day, the responsible therapist, and Andrea at night, the blackout drunk. The dichotomy between the two is always funny, particularly when night Andrea messes up day Andrea’s life somehow — it’s as if they’re two people, because neither remembers anything the other does. You can see both Andrea’s in this clip.

2. Sarah Palin — “SNL”

Fey’s most memorable “SNL” character was her impression of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her run for vice president in 2008. Fey managed to skewer just about everything Palin said during the presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama, and even brought the character back during the 2016 election when she endorsed Donald Trump. Check out that clip here.

1. Liz Lemon — “30 Rock”

Fey’s over-the-top version of herself as lead writer of a sketch comedy show was incredibly funny and incredibly relatable. Liz Lemon tried to have a career, a family and a social life, but she was also hopelessly nerdy and addicted to Mexican cheese curls. Fey brought all kinds of nuance to Lemon over the years on “30 Rock,” making Liz her greatest, most hilarious character ever. Here’s Liz singing her night cheese song and showing up to her own wedding dressed as Princess Leia.

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https://www.thewrap.com/tina-feys-11-best-characters-ranked/feed/ 0 "SNL" alumna Tina Fey has come a long way since her days on the sketch comedy show. Since her turn as an anchor of Weekend Update and head writer of the show, she's gone on to star in movies and create one of the best comedy TV shows ever in "30 Rock." In honor of Fey's return to "SNL" to host the Season 43 finale this week, here are 11 of Tina Fey's best characters, ranked from the least hilarious to the most: Liz Lemon of "30 Rock."

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"SNL" alumna Tina Fey has come a long way since her days on the sketch comedy show. Since her turn as an anchor of Weekend Update and head writer of the show, she's gone on to star in movies and create one of the best comedy TV shows ever in "30 Rock." In honor of Fey's return to "SNL" to host the Season 43 finale this week, here are 11 of Tina Fey's best characters, ranked from the least hilarious to the most: Liz Lemon of "30 Rock."

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11. Queef Latina — “SNL”

When Fey returned to "SNL" as host in 2013, she used her monologue to remind fans of her least-remembered recurring characters. They were, of course, all made-up characters that had never existed, but even the promo materials for some of them were amazing. Fey and "SNL" suggested the movie spin-off for her fake character "Queef Latina," dubbed "Queef Latina Ruins Christmas," and honestly that sounds so amazing and horrific that it really should exist. You can watch the monologue here.

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11. Queef Latina — “SNL”

When Fey returned to "SNL" as host in 2013, she used her monologue to remind fans of her least-remembered recurring characters. They were, of course, all made-up characters that had never existed, but even the promo materials for some of them were amazing. Fey and "SNL" suggested the movie spin-off for her fake character "Queef Latina," dubbed "Queef Latina Ruins Christmas," and honestly that sounds so amazing and horrific that it really should exist. You can watch the monologue here.

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10. The Lady with No Theme Song — "SNL"

Another of Fey's made-up recurring characters from her 2013 turn as "SNL" host, this one had a whole theme song about not having a theme song. It then takes a hard left turn with the final line, "And she's a vampire." Forcing The Lady with No Theme Song to actually be a sketch that makes some semblance of sense sounds like it'd be hilarious. Watch the monologue here.

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10. The Lady with No Theme Song — "SNL"

Another of Fey's made-up recurring characters from her 2013 turn as "SNL" host, this one had a whole theme song about not having a theme song. It then takes a hard left turn with the final line, "And she's a vampire." Forcing The Lady with No Theme Song to actually be a sketch that makes some semblance of sense sounds like it'd be hilarious. Watch the monologue here.

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9. The Bush Twins — “SNL”

There's a reason Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have teamed up a number of times, both on "SNL" and in movies: They're hilarious together. That theory was born out as the pair played the twin daughters of President George W. Bush, Jenna and Barbara, conversing about their father's presidency in their secret "twin language." Check out the sketch here.

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9. The Bush Twins — “SNL”

There's a reason Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have teamed up a number of times, both on "SNL" and in movies: They're hilarious together. That theory was born out as the pair played the twin daughters of President George W. Bush, Jenna and Barbara, conversing about their father's presidency in their secret "twin language." Check out the sketch here.

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8. Mrs. Norbury -- "Mean Girls"

Tina Fey's insightful high school teacher in "Mean Girls," the movie she wrote, is instrumental in helping the girls of North Shore High stop being so horrible to each other. She also manages to sneak in some pretty funny lines during her limited time on screen. Mrs. Norbury is the kind of teacher you wish you had in high school. Here's a clip of her trying to help Lindsay Lohan's character Cady excel.

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8. Mrs. Norbury -- "Mean Girls"

Tina Fey's insightful high school teacher in "Mean Girls," the movie she wrote, is instrumental in helping the girls of North Shore High stop being so horrible to each other. She also manages to sneak in some pretty funny lines during her limited time on screen. Mrs. Norbury is the kind of teacher you wish you had in high school. Here's a clip of her trying to help Lindsay Lohan's character Cady excel.

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7. Claire Foster — “Date Night”

Fey pairing with Steve Carell makes for a solid comedy duo, and the two make "Date Night" work by selling how extremely relatable they are as their night becomes increasingly more insane and dangerous. Fey's Claire is a mom you've definitely met before, but much, much funnier.

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7. Claire Foster — “Date Night”

Fey pairing with Steve Carell makes for a solid comedy duo, and the two make "Date Night" work by selling how extremely relatable they are as their night becomes increasingly more insane and dangerous. Fey's Claire is a mom you've definitely met before, but much, much funnier.

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6. Wendy Altman — “This Is Where I Leave You”

Fey has most of the best lines in "This Is Where I Leave You," a comedy-drama about a family who loses their father. Wendy is constantly needling her brothers in the film with some great one-liners, but her real best moment is when she gets a chance to punch out Dax Shepard. Watch that scene here.

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6. Wendy Altman — “This Is Where I Leave You”

Fey has most of the best lines in "This Is Where I Leave You," a comedy-drama about a family who loses their father. Wendy is constantly needling her brothers in the film with some great one-liners, but her real best moment is when she gets a chance to punch out Dax Shepard. Watch that scene here.

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5. Marcia (Clark) — “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Before Sarah Paulson played O.J. Simpson trial prosecutor Marcia Clark, and helped totally redefine America's cultural understanding of the woman, Fey created a ludicrously bad-at-her-job version of Marcia for "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." While not in line with the real Clark, Fey's mega-inept prosecutor lets her go a little comedically crazy, committing to being as over-the-top as possible. 

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5. Marcia (Clark) — “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Before Sarah Paulson played O.J. Simpson trial prosecutor Marcia Clark, and helped totally redefine America's cultural understanding of the woman, Fey created a ludicrously bad-at-her-job version of Marcia for "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." While not in line with the real Clark, Fey's mega-inept prosecutor lets her go a little comedically crazy, committing to being as over-the-top as possible. 

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4. Weekend Update Tina Fey — “SNL”

Though she didn't have a lot of recurring characters on "SNL," Fey appeared every week for years as an anchor on the satirical news segment of the show, Weekend Update. The segment gave her a great opportunity to rattle off quick jokes, one of her talents. Check out her turn as special "Women's News" correspondent on Weekend Update.

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4. Weekend Update Tina Fey — “SNL”

Though she didn't have a lot of recurring characters on "SNL," Fey appeared every week for years as an anchor on the satirical news segment of the show, Weekend Update. The segment gave her a great opportunity to rattle off quick jokes, one of her talents. Check out her turn as special "Women's News" correspondent on Weekend Update.

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3. Dr. Andrea Bayden — “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Fey returned to "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" to play Kimmy's therapist, Andrea. It was actually an opportunity to play two characters: Andrea during the day, the responsible therapist, and Andrea at night, the blackout drunk. The dichotomy between the two is always funny, particularly when night Andrea messes up day Andrea's life somehow -- it's as if they're two people, because neither remembers anything the other does. You can see both Andrea's in this clip.

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3. Dr. Andrea Bayden — “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Fey returned to "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" to play Kimmy's therapist, Andrea. It was actually an opportunity to play two characters: Andrea during the day, the responsible therapist, and Andrea at night, the blackout drunk. The dichotomy between the two is always funny, particularly when night Andrea messes up day Andrea's life somehow -- it's as if they're two people, because neither remembers anything the other does. You can see both Andrea's in this clip.

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2. Sarah Palin — “SNL”

Fey's most memorable "SNL" character was her impression of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her run for vice president in 2008. Fey managed to skewer just about everything Palin said during the presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama, and even brought the character back during the 2016 election when she endorsed Donald Trump. Check out that clip here.

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2. Sarah Palin — “SNL”

Fey's most memorable "SNL" character was her impression of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during her run for vice president in 2008. Fey managed to skewer just about everything Palin said during the presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama, and even brought the character back during the 2016 election when she endorsed Donald Trump. Check out that clip here.

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1. Liz Lemon — “30 Rock”

Fey's over-the-top version of herself as lead writer of a sketch comedy show was incredibly funny and incredibly relatable. Liz Lemon tried to have a career, a family and a social life, but she was also hopelessly nerdy and addicted to Mexican cheese curls. Fey brought all kinds of nuance to Lemon over the years on "30 Rock," making Liz her greatest, most hilarious character ever. Here's Liz singing her night cheese song, here's Liz trying to do promos for her show "Dealbreakers," and here's Liz showing up to her own wedding dressed as Princess Leia.

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1. Liz Lemon — “30 Rock”

Fey's over-the-top version of herself as lead writer of a sketch comedy show was incredibly funny and incredibly relatable. Liz Lemon tried to have a career, a family and a social life, but she was also hopelessly nerdy and addicted to Mexican cheese curls. Fey brought all kinds of nuance to Lemon over the years on "30 Rock," making Liz her greatest, most hilarious character ever. Here's Liz singing her night cheese song, here's Liz trying to do promos for her show "Dealbreakers," and here's Liz showing up to her own wedding dressed as Princess Leia.

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Speaking of "SNL," check out our list of the 20 very best sketches of Season 43, ranked.

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Speaking of "SNL," check out our list of the 20 very best sketches of Season 43, ranked.

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And here's every single sketch featuring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, ranked from least to most retweetable.

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And here's every single sketch featuring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, ranked from least to most retweetable.

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Bill Maher: Congress ‘Wouldn’t Turn on Trump If They Found Out He Was Using the Eternal Flame to Light Farts’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/bill-maher-congress-trump-eternal-flame-light-farts/ https://www.thewrap.com/bill-maher-congress-trump-eternal-flame-light-farts/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 17:21:50 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1899167

Bill Maher torched President Donald Trump, the GOP, and really all of Congress last night with Friday’s final “New Rule.” Come to think of it, he kind of lit into every American — especially those of us in the media.

“Real Time’s” latest “New Rule” is the following: “Of all the fairy tales we’ve told ourselves here in America, the one we most need to get rid of now is, ‘In America, no one is above the law.'”

“When you don’t have to follow the orders of law enforcement, as Trump clearly doesn’t, you are above the law,” Maher explained away the lazy phrase.

After all, Trump’s virtually nonexistent participation record in all these ongoing investigations seems to indicate that this president doesn’t have to do what he’s told — even if the Constitution’s checks and balances say otherwise.

Maher points out that even in an impeachment scenario, a dozen politicians from the right side of the aisle would have to vote Trump out of office — something, the comedian says, is “not gonna happen.”

“We’re on the honor system and Republicans are fresh out of honor,” the HBO host fired.

Maher then called Congress a bunch of “shameless partisan enablers who wouldn’t turn on Trump if they found out he was using the eternal flame to light farts.”

Sorry for the visual, JFK.

Watch the video above.

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Royal Wedding: 15 Most Ridiculous ‘Cord and Tish’ Moments https://www.thewrap.com/royal-wedding-best-cord-and-tish/ https://www.thewrap.com/royal-wedding-best-cord-and-tish/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 15:44:28 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898856 All eyes were on Windsor Castle Saturday for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Just about every news organization in the U.K. and the U.S. had live coverage of the event, complete with commentary — but only HBO had “Pasadena broadcast legends” Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan.

As Cord noted, “HBO has made a huge mistake.”

Last seen covering the New Year’s Day Rose Parade, Cord and Tish are actually fictional broadcasters played by comedians Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon.

They — along with correspondents Tim Meadows and Sir Albert Langan-Kingsley, a British journalist, played by Kristen Wiig — spent Saturday morning in character to provide commentary about the wedding. From the rules guests had to follow, to Cord’s fear of horses, and how Tish tohought she could be a world-class jewel thief, Cord and Tish had everything about the wedding covered.

Here are the most hilarious and weirdest of Cord and Tish’s comments.

1. On Harry and Meghan’s horse-drawn carriage

Tish: And then they will climb aboard a beautiful carriage and parade through the streets of Windsor!

Cord: A horse-drawn carriage?

Tish: Yes, Cord. It is going to be magnificent!

Cord: OK. Well, as you know, I’m not a big fan of horses. They just scare me. But here’s where you put the journalism cap on, and you try to be a pro… Just wish someone would have told me in advance about the horses.

2. On the archbishop being nervous about dropping the rings

Cord: I would drop those rings. With my luck, they’d roll out of the church and down a storm drain. I’d be trying to fish them out with a string and a magnet! Fighting a rat for them. A stinky sewer rat!

3. On the royals being apolitical

Tish: So that means no American President Donald Trump.

Cord: Ouch, no Trumpy! That’s gotta hurt.

4. On the rules for wedding guests

Cord: These rules, they wouldn’t fly at a Hosenbeck wedding. I’ve got relatives who show up to weddings in tank tops and daisy dukes, and if you just look at them funny, they will throw down. In fact, I’ve never been to a wedding in my family that hasn’t broken out into a complex, violent fight. What do you think the chances are of this turning into a good old-fashioned brawl, a donnybrook?

Tish: I don’t think there’s any chance of that happening at all, Cord. None at all.

5. On what Tish would do if she wasn’t a broadcaster

Tish: I think I would be very good at orchestrating a jewel heist. I mean, I would never actually do it, especially during the royal wedding. I’m just saying, in general, I have what it takes to make a good jewel thief.

Cord: You know, I know we’re laughing at this, but I don’t disagree.

Tish: The only part that I don’t like is the stealing. I don’t want to steal. I don’t want to break the law, and people’s feelings would get hurt!

6. On Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

Tish: Did you know that Henry VIII is buried in St. George’s Cathedral, beside his third and favorite wife, Jane Seymour?

Cord: Jane Seymour? “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”? Where are you getting these facts, Tish? I think someone is messing with you. We have a British crew over here, and they have been difficult, to say the least. But I mean that with respect.

7. On Meghan Markle exiting the church

Cord: You know what would be really cool, theatrically? If she came out of the church on a wire, like you see in a stage production of Peter Pan, and she flew above the crowd with, like, a wand, as if she was adorning the crowd with pixie dust.

Tish: You should be a wedding planner!

Cord: And there’s pyrotechnics, and she comes to a gentle landing in his arms. Roll credits!

Tish: Call it a day!

8. On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first public kiss as husband and wife

Cord: That’s the moment we have all been waiting for! That’s one small kiss for man, one giant kiss for mankind. Do you believe in miracles!

Tish: Cord how much did you love that kiss?

Cord: That was a Kay Jewelers kiss.

Cord and Tish (singing): Every kiss begins with Kay. Every kiss begins with Kay. Every kiss begins with Kay.

9. On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s horse-drawn carriage ride, part 2

Cord: I’ve always wanted my own carriage. I actually installed four lanterns on the sides of my Honda Element so it would look just like a real horseless carriage. It was pretty cool, but when I get that baby out on the highway, look out. Those lanterns, they just fly off. They went everywhere. Hot oil all over the road.

10. More on Cord’s fear of horses

Tish: I actually brought something that could help. Have you ever tried exposure therapy, Cord? I did it a long time ago to get over my fear of ticks, and what it does is cures anxiety by exposing you to scary things a little bit at a time. So what I did for you today was, I thought your fear might come up, so I brought different sized horse toys. Close your eyes.

Cord (opening his eyes to see Tish holding a tiny toy horse in front of him): Get that the f–k away from me! Get that tiny horse away from me. Horses are not ticks, Tish! They’re big living creatures that could stomp you to death with one hoof if they wanted.

11. On English breakfast

Cord: I had a full English Brexit of eggs, bread, cheese and scones. Of course, in America, we call it “breakfast,” but here it’s Brexit.

Tish: As in Tim Meadows looks like he eats three Brexits every morning! I can get my digs in, I can’t help it! He really did balloon up.

12. On the energy in the crowd

Meadows: People are losing their minds. There are teenage girls screaming and crying — teenage boys, too. Standing outside the royal wedding is like, it’s hard to put into words. Imagine being shot through the cosmos on a rocket ship and making first contact with an unknown life form. That’s what it feels like down here with the people on the ground.

Cord: Wow, you’re getting all that from the crowd?

Meadows: Yeah, they’re losing their minds, you know? Cord, I’m telling you, on television it might seem like this crowd is just staring at a very expensive rolling tea set, but the reaction to it, it’s as if you’re watching a newly resurrected Michael Jackson doing a three-mile-long Moon Walk, surrounded by angels and rainbows.

13. On waiting for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to return to the castle

Cord: You know, we have some time to fill. Tish, would you join me in singing the theme to “Sanford and Son”?

14. On who might perform at the post-wedding party

Tish: We’ve been hearing the Spice Girls might reunite for a performance tonight!

Cord: Wait, real quick: Can you name all the Spice Girls?

Tish: Sporty…

Cord: There’s 17, so it’s tough.

Tish: Scary. Saucy.

Cord: Cinnamon Toast Spice. Bodie Spice. There’s one girl who’s just called Mustard. Ghosty Spice. Silly Spice. There’s Angry Spice. There’s Grumpy Spice. Sleepy Spice, Conceded Spice, Jealous Spice. Sean Spicer will probably be there.

15. On the prospects of Harry and Meghan having a baby

Sir Albert: I have heard that they’re already sort of on that path.

Cord: Are you saying that Meghan Markle is already pregnant?

Sir Albert: No, I’m saying they already have, this is on good authority, two fully grown children. One is 28, one is 34, they’re both named “Gene,” and they live in Seattle. They both lead boring lives. This is what I’ve heard from my inside sources.

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Meghan Markle’s ‘Suits’ Husband Just Realized What His TV Wife Is Doing Today (Photo) https://www.thewrap.com/meghan-markle-royal-wedding-prince-harry-patrick-j-adams-suits/ https://www.thewrap.com/meghan-markle-royal-wedding-prince-harry-patrick-j-adams-suits/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 14:55:43 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898961 Now this is funny. “Suits” star Patrick J. Adams, whose USA Network character Mike Ross is married to Meghan Markle’s Rachel Zane, just realized what his cable TV wife is doing today — and it sure isn’t going out for a gallon of milk.

“I’m beginning to think she might not actually be out getting milk,” Adams captioned a photo of Markle and her mom from the front page of today’s Times.

See his Instagram post here:

Adams’ quip is actually a callback to a very similar one he made back in November, when the British Royal Family announced Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry.

Below is the original line about a dairy run:

So the drama actor’s got jokes — but Adams also has plenty of sincere well-wishes for his now-former co-worker. Let’s conclude this post with some genuine niceties from Friday night/Saturday morning:

In the “Suits” Season 7 finale, Adams’ Ross and Markle’s Zane got married and moved to Seattle. Both actors are now off the show and will not return for Season 8.

Oh, and in case you’ve been off Twitter (and generally hiding in a bunker), Markle married Prince Harry today at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

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Sterling K Brown Loses Control of His Butt in Dance Battle With Brian Tyree Henry, Jimmy Fallon (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/sterling-k-brown-butt-dance-battle-bryan-tyree-henry-jimmy-fallon-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/sterling-k-brown-butt-dance-battle-bryan-tyree-henry-jimmy-fallon-video/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 14:30:03 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898931

“This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown has been making big moves in Hollywood since bursting on the scene as Chris Darden in 2016’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” On Friday, the actor proved he’s got even bigger moves on the dance floor.

Jimmy Fallon challenged Brown and special guest Brian Tyree Henry to a dance battle last night on “The Tonight Show.” Bad idea, bro — these dudes can shake it.

Brown was up first, and the late-night show’s random Dance Move Generator machine assigned him “I Lost Control of My Butt.” Of course the guy behind Randall Pearson absolutely killed it. Heck of a butt to lose control of, by the way.

Fallon’s turn was an homage to some of Brown’s best work — the NBC personality drew “I Just Watched ‘This Is Us’ and Now I’m at the Club.” Much like Tuesday nights at 9 on NBC, there were plenty of tears here.

Lastly (but not least-ly), Henry was given “Dad Gets Turnt.” While we have no idea what that phrase means, the “Atlanta” star did a masterful interpretation — and then he taught the other fellas his signature shuffle, which is basically a hipper electric slide.

Watch the video above.

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Watch a Terrified Gillian Jacobs Get Her Ears Pierced on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/gillian-jacobs-gets-ears-pierced-on-jimmy-kimmel-live-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/gillian-jacobs-gets-ears-pierced-on-jimmy-kimmel-live-video/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 13:58:46 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898911

Gillian Jacobs waited this long to get her ears pierced — so why not pull that (piercing gun’s) trigger on national TV?

The “Community” star dropped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night with the unusual (for both a late-night show and a 35-year-old adult) request. Though Kimmel wanted to put the holes in her earlobes himself, ABC’s lawyers wisely stepped in and called a pediatrician.

“That’s good, because I’m a baby,” an absolutely terrified Jacobs quipped when the doctor arrived with her kit.

“I’m mainly scared of this because I saw Kyle Richards’ daughter get her ears pierced on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,'” Jacobs told Kimmel. “And she started screaming and crying — and then I thought, ‘Maybe it’s not worth doing.'”

“Congratulations on becoming an adult,” Kimmel told his guest after the deed was done.

Watch the video above.

Jacobs’ “Ibiza” premieres May 25 on Netflix.

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Colbert: ‘I’ve Never Thought Donald Trump Is the Sharpest Tool in the Shed but…I’ve Always Thought He’s a Tool’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/colbert-ive-never-thought-donald-trump-sharpest-tool-shed-ive-always-thought-hes-tool-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/colbert-ive-never-thought-donald-trump-sharpest-tool-shed-ive-always-thought-hes-tool-video/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 13:47:25 +0000 Phil Owen https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898846

On Friday night’s episode of “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert avoided the topic of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, opting instead for lighter fare, including jokes about Saturday’s royal wedding, that video of Bill Gates talking about President Donald Trump, and Trump’s staff totally ruining the “Yanny or Laurel” debate.

We’ll start with the second thing.

“Meanwhile, back in America,” Colbert said after slinging some royal wedding zingers. “I’ve never thought that Donald Trump is the sharpest tool in the shed. But I have to admit, I’ve always thought he’s a tool.”

That joke was met with nearly 15 seconds of cheers and applause. Colbert eventually moved on after cracking a joke about how many “tool users” must be in the audience.

“Today, we got another glimpse of what the president is like in private from actual billionaire Bill Gates,” Colbert said, pulling up footage of Gates on stage talking about the first time he met Trump in 2016. “It was weird from the start,” Gates said in the video.

The first of several clip of Gates, essentially, made fun of Trump for being not so bright.

“When I walked in, his first sentence kind of threw me off. He said, ‘Trump hears that you don’t like what Trump is doing.’ And I thought, ‘Wow, but you’re Trump,’ ” Gates said in the clip.

“Bill Gates doesn’t know Trump talks about himself in the third person? Colbert is shocked,” Colbert joked. “And later, Gates tried to give the President-elect Trump some advice.”

Next Gates clip: “Anyway, so I saw him in Trump Tower, and I said, ‘Hey, science and innovation is a great thing. You should be a leader who drives innovation. You know, pick things you want to do that are big. HIV vaccine, you could accelerate that. Be associated with innovations. He wanted to know if there was a difference between HIV and HPV.”

“That’s an easy mistake,” Colbert chimed in. “We all remember that famous scene in ‘Philadelphia’ where Tom Hanks is told he has an irregular pap smear. Beautiful. And I can’t help but notice that he’s talking to the biggest nerd in the world about sexually transmitted disease? What does Trump talk to the porn stars about? ‘Hey, Stormy, get in here. Why can’t I open Adobe Reader? I’m afraid I have HPV in my PDF.’

“So dumb. So dumb. So dumb!” Colbert continued. “Gates actually met with Trump twice to discuss his science initiatives, and Trump asked if HIV and HPV were the same thing both times. ‘Also, have you heard about this HGTV? I heard you can catch it from open-concept kitchens.’ But that’s not the only basic science question Trump asked Gates.”

Another Gates clip: “He asked me if vaccines weren’t a bad thing because he was considering a commission to look into ill effects of vaccines. And I said, ‘No, that’s a dead end, that’d be a bad thing, don’t do that.”

“Well, at least Gates knows that you have to talk to Trump like you’re talking to Frankenstein,” Colbert joked. ” ‘Fire, bad! Vaccine, good!’ Gates also told the story of when his daughter met Trump.

The last two Gates clips featured anecdotes that were somehow even more Trumpian than the previous ones.

First: “He knew my daughter Jennifer because Trump has this horse show thing down in Florida. In fact, he went up and talked to Jen and was being super nice. And then, like 20 minutes later, he flew in on a helicopter to the same place. So, clearly he had been driven away but he wanted to make a grand entrance in a helicopter.”

In the final clip, Trump got creepy. “It was actually kind of scary how well he knew — how much he knew about my daughter’s appearance,” Gates said.

“What’s weird about that?” Colbert asked. ” ‘Hey Bill, your daughter is hot. Not Ivanka-hot, but you know.’ “

You can watch this portion of Colbert’s monologue in the video embedded at the top of this post. And if you wanna see the part where Colbert rips Trump and his people for ruining “Yanny or Laurel,” check out the embed below.

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Bill Maher Bashes Royal Wedding: ‘So Unimportant Even the Russians Aren’t Fixing It’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/bill-maher-bashes-royal-wedding-unimportant-even-russians-arent-fixing-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/bill-maher-bashes-royal-wedding-unimportant-even-russians-arent-fixing-video/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 13:15:39 +0000 Thom Geier https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898904 It’s safe to say that Bill Maher did not tune into the royal wedding on Saturday between Prince Harry and “Suits” star Meghan Markle. As the HBO host quipped on Friday night’s “Real Time,” it’s “an event so unimportant even the Russians aren’t fixing it.”

“To say I’m excited would not be accurate,” Maher said of the nuptials. “I already have my alarm set so I know exactly when to not giving a s—.”

Maher said he didn’t want to be a wet blanket for fans of the royal family who were keen to watch on Saturday. “It’s going to be great, when a B-list actress marries a man who will never be king in a country that doesn’t even matter.” Ouch.

Maher also took the opportunity to needle Prince Charles for his role in the ceremony. “On the bright side, the Queen finally found a job for Charles. Did you see, he’ll be walking Meghan Markle down the aisle, because who better as a happy-marriage good-luck charm than Prince Charles?”

Naturally, Maher also squeezed in another dig at President Donald Trump, who did not score an invite to the events in London. “In their honor, he said he would continue to royally screw Americans,” Maher joked.

Watch Maher’s whole monologue, including lots of other barbs aimed at the White House, above.

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The Evolution of Meghan Markle, From ‘Suits’ Star to Real-Life Princess (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/meghan-markle-roles-suits-prince-harry-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/meghan-markle-roles-suits-prince-harry-photos/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 13:00:51 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1745928 Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, may have been the People’s Princess, but it looks like his new fiancee may run a close second.  Meghan Markle, who is an actress who started from very humble beginnings. Her next role?  A member of the British royal family.  Check out this gallery to see where she started.

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https://www.thewrap.com/meghan-markle-roles-suits-prince-harry-photos/feed/ 0 Prince Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana, may have been the People's Princess, but it looks like his new fiancee may run a close second.  Meghan Markle, Harry's fiancee, is an actress who started from very humble beginnings. Her next role? A member of the British royal family. 

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Prince Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana, may have been the People's Princess, but it looks like his new fiancee may run a close second.  Meghan Markle, Harry's fiancee, is an actress who started from very humble beginnings. Her next role? A member of the British royal family. 

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"A Lot Like Love" (2005) 

Markle literally played a "hot girl" in this romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher. Markle was seated next to Kutcher's character on a plane. And that was pretty much it.  

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"A Lot Like Love" (2005) 

Markle literally played a "hot girl" in this romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher. Markle was seated next to Kutcher's character on a plane. And that was pretty much it.  

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"CSI: NY" (2006) 

Before Meghan landed a series regular role, she had a small bit in this crime procedural, playing a maid who cleaned up for businessmen while dressed in lingerie.  Spoiler alert: She didn't commit the murder.

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"CSI: NY" (2006) 

Before Meghan landed a series regular role, she had a small bit in this crime procedural, playing a maid who cleaned up for businessmen while dressed in lingerie.  Spoiler alert: She didn't commit the murder.

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"Remember Me" (2010) 

One of Markle's first roles was a small part in this romantic drama starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin. Luckily, Markle's career took a better turn than the end of this film.  

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"Remember Me" (2010) 

One of Markle's first roles was a small part in this romantic drama starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin. Luckily, Markle's career took a better turn than the end of this film.  

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Markle met her first husband, Trevor Engelson, when he was a producer on "Remember Me." The two divorced in 2013 after two years of marriage.

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Markle met her first husband, Trevor Engelson, when he was a producer on "Remember Me." The two divorced in 2013 after two years of marriage.

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"Suits" (2011 - 2018):  Meghan starred on this USA legal drama from its premiere as Rachel Zane, a paralegal who eventually goes to law school herself.

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"Suits" (2011 - 2018):  Meghan starred on this USA legal drama from its premiere as Rachel Zane, a paralegal who eventually goes to law school herself.

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"Horrible Bosses" (2011) 

Markle had a teeny, tiny bit in this raunchy comedy, but managed to steal a scene with Jason Sudeikis, who told her she was far too cute to be a FedEx girl. "You’ve got to be an actress or a model or something," he said. Try royalty, Sudeikis.

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"Horrible Bosses" (2011) 

Markle had a teeny, tiny bit in this raunchy comedy, but managed to steal a scene with Jason Sudeikis, who told her she was far too cute to be a FedEx girl. "You’ve got to be an actress or a model or something," he said. Try royalty, Sudeikis.

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"Castle" (2012)  

Markle actually played a princess once. Well, kinda. The actress starred in an episode of this ABC drama as Sleeping Beauty, or a woman who is dressed up like her before she is almost murdered. Markle turned out to be the one who hatched the entire scheme and was killing off her friends. 

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"Castle" (2012)  

Markle actually played a princess once. Well, kinda. The actress starred in an episode of this ABC drama as Sleeping Beauty, or a woman who is dressed up like her before she is almost murdered. Markle turned out to be the one who hatched the entire scheme and was killing off her friends. 

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"Dater’s Handbook" (2016) 

Yes, Markle has even done a Hallmark channel movie. She played Cass, a successful businesswoman who had some trouble finding love. But don't worry, she did after using a dating manual, and then throwing it out entirely.  Soon after wrapping this made-for-TV movie, Markle truly found love with Harry.

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"Dater’s Handbook" (2016) 

Yes, Markle has even done a Hallmark channel movie. She played Cass, a successful businesswoman who had some trouble finding love. But don't worry, she did after using a dating manual, and then throwing it out entirely.  Soon after wrapping this made-for-TV movie, Markle truly found love with Harry.

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Markle told Vanity Fair that she met Prince Harry in July 2016 -- and the two first made an official joint public appearance at the Invictus Games in September 2017 in Toronto, a multi-sport event launched by Harry for wounded, injured and sick military servicepeople to compete.

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Markle told Vanity Fair that she met Prince Harry in July 2016 -- and the two first made an official joint public appearance at the Invictus Games in September 2017 in Toronto, a multi-sport event launched by Harry for wounded, injured and sick military servicepeople to compete.

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In November 2017, Harry and Meghan announced their engagement.

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In November 2017, Harry and Meghan announced their engagement.

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On May 19, 2018, Markle and Prince Harry wed in a star-studded ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. She holds the title Duchess of Sussex as well as Princess Henry of Wales (Henry is Harry's real name).

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On May 19, 2018, Markle and Prince Harry wed in a star-studded ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. She holds the title Duchess of Sussex as well as Princess Henry of Wales (Henry is Harry's real name).

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Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Trump, Republican Leaders on Santa Fe Shooting: ‘I, For One, Am Very Very Tired of This’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/jimmy-kimmel-calls-out-trump-leaders-sante-fe-shooting/ https://www.thewrap.com/jimmy-kimmel-calls-out-trump-leaders-sante-fe-shooting/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 12:19:19 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898830

After another school shooting, this one taking place in Santa Fe, Texas, Jimmy Kimmel started his show Friday with an impassioned speech encouraging Americans to register to vote.

At the start of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kimmel talked about the shooting that killed 10 people and wounded 10 more at Santa Fe High School. He immediately called out Donald Trump, Texas governor Greg Abbott, and members of Congress for not doing enough to prevent shootings from happening.

“Once again, our leaders are sending their thoughts and prayers,” Kimmel said. “President Trump said he is with the people of Santa Fe in this tragic hour and will be with them forever. Except for when it comes time to do something. Then he will not be with them. And neither will any of the Congresspeople or governors, who don’t ever do anything because they are fearful that it will hurt them politically.”

You can watch the video above.

Kimmel was referring to Trump’s tweet about the shooting, in which he wrote, “We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this horrible attack in Texas. To the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High School – we are with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever….”

The video included a series of shots of victims of the shooting telling reporters about their experiences, intercut with politicians announcing their refusal to enact any new gun laws.

Kimmel went on to call out government leaders for being afraid to stand up to the National Rifle Association.

“They know the truth,” he said. “They know this has gone too far. But they’re too cowardly to do the right thing. They care more about the support of the NRA than they do about children. So they sit there with their hands in their pockets — pockets that are full of gun money — and do nothing. They just wait for the outrage to pass. Because it didn’t happen to their children.”

With leaders unwilling to enact any laws that might stop school shootings, Kimmel implored his audience to register to vote. He suggested the only way to get sensible gun laws that might prevent shootings from happening is to elect lawmakers willing to change them.

“There’s only one way to look at this,” Kimmel said. “How would you feel and what would you do if these were your children who were killed today? The truth about our democracy is that the people don’t make laws, we vote for those who do. So the least you can do is register to vote right now. I mean the only way we can make any meaningful impact on this epidemic is to make sure we vote for politicians who will do something. Our leaders right now seem to think that everything is fine. It isn’t fine. This kind of thing doesn’t happen in countries that have real, sensible gun laws. And I don’t know about you, but I for one am very very tired of this.”

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All the Stars at Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/stars-royal-wedding-prince-harry-meghan-markle-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/stars-royal-wedding-prince-harry-meghan-markle-photos/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 11:48:33 +0000 Thom Geier https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898858 Hollywood royalty turned out for former “Suits” star Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.

Amal and George Clooney attend the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre arrive at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian attend the royal wedding.

James Corden and Julia Carey attend the royal wedding.

Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford at the royal wedding

Oprah Winfrey snagged an invite.

“Suits” star Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario arrive at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

Prince’s Harry’s friend, British singer James Blunt, arrives with Sofia Wellesley.

Jacinda Barrett and “Suits” co-star Gabriel Macht attend the event.

Joss Stone (right) dons a fascinator for the royal wedding.

Elton John and David Furnish arrive at the royal wedding.

“Suits” star Gina Torres gets decked out for the occasion.

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive at the wedding.

“Suits” actress Sarah Rafferty and her husband, Santtu Seppälä.

“Suits” star Rick Hoffman at the ceremony.

BBC host Dan Snow and Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor attend the wedding.

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Hollywood royalty turned out for former "Suits" star Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.

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Amal and George Clooney attend the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Amal and George Clooney attend the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre arrive at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre arrive at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian attend the royal wedding.

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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian attend the royal wedding.

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James Corden and Julia Carey attend the royal wedding.

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James Corden and Julia Carey attend the royal wedding.

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Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford at the royal wedding

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Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford at the royal wedding

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Oprah Winfrey snagged an invite.

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Oprah Winfrey snagged an invite.

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"Suits" star Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario arrive at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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"Suits" star Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario arrive at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Prince's Harry's friend, British singer James Blunt, arrives with Sofia Wellesley.

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Prince's Harry's friend, British singer James Blunt, arrives with Sofia Wellesley.

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Jacinda Barrett and "Suits" co-star Gabriel Macht attend the event.

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Jacinda Barrett and "Suits" co-star Gabriel Macht attend the event.

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Joss Stone (right) dons a fascinator for the royal wedding.

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Joss Stone (right) dons a fascinator for the royal wedding.

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Elton John and David Furnish arrive at the royal wedding.

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Elton John and David Furnish arrive at the royal wedding.

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"Suits" star Gina Torres gets decked out for the occasion.

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"Suits" star Gina Torres gets decked out for the occasion.

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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive at the wedding.

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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive at the wedding.

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"Suits" actress Sarah Rafferty and her husband, Santtu Seppälä.

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"Suits" actress Sarah Rafferty and her husband, Santtu Seppälä.

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"Suits" star Rick Hoffman at the ceremony.

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"Suits" star Rick Hoffman at the ceremony.

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BBC host Dan Snow and Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor attend the wedding.

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BBC host Dan Snow and Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor attend the wedding.

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Bosses Explain Why That Series Finale Death WAS the ‘Happy Ending’ https://www.thewrap.com/once-upon-a-time-series-finale-ending-rumple-death/ https://www.thewrap.com/once-upon-a-time-series-finale-ending-rumple-death/#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00:05 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898757 (Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen the series finale of “Once Upon a Time.”)

Sadly, Robert Carlyle’s Rumpelstiltskin did not make it to end of “Once Upon a Time.” But that doesn’t mean he didn’t get to live happily ever after, just like all the other fairytale characters we have come to know and love over the last seven seasons.

The final episode of Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis’ fantasy drama on ABC, titled “Leaving Storybrooke,” aired Friday, and with it came the bittersweet reveal that in order for everyone else to be saved, Rumple would have to sacrifice himself in a battle against himself (it makes sense if you watched it). And he knew that meant giving up any chance he had of reuniting with his one true love Belle (Emilie de Ravin).

But he did it anyway, and was rewarded with seeing Belle again in the afterlife.

Horowitz and Kitsis told TheWrap why they had to go back to Rumple as their final Big Bad after six seasons of new villains and why his death was what they needed to end this thing right.

“Always, always,” Horowitz said of the plan to end with the evil OG Rumple as our heroes’ final obstacle. “For us, there was no one, nobody [else] — and selfishly, as writers, we just wanted to see Robert Carlyle do it one more time. It was magical.”

“We felt like if in the finale, suddenly Mr. Toad appeared and he was the villain the audience would not be as interested or as engaged as really bringing it back home,” Horowitz added. “And that’s what it was about, which is really we wanted to see ‘full Rumple’ again.” (Oh and we did — glittery, golden makeup, creepy giggling and all.)

Kitsis adds it wouldn’t have been right to do it any other way: “It’s like going to see a band, and then they play their new stuff at the end. You wanted to hear the hits!”

And that final villain being Rumple meant the final hero also had to be Rumple. (Again, this all makes sense inside the show. Watch it.) His death is what set of the chain reaction that allowed for Regina (Lana Parrilla), Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) and Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) — along with Season 7’s new characters — to continue their stories.

“We love the idea that the episode and the ending symbolize what the show as about, which was the journey, not the destination,” Kitsis said. “Rumple’s death was what a happy ending looks like. An ending for everyone else is that adventure continues. And also we don’t get to see it every week, but it now lives in the community of Oncers. The fan fiction, and people’s minds, and people’s imaginations. And that’s what a fairytale is, right? It’s something you hear by the fire and then you bring it to your village and someone brings it to their village. So now the story is for the Oncers and they can go do what they want with it.”

But getting that final story on the page was not easy, with Horowitz and Kitsis going over and over the specifics of the ending multiple times before they chose the final product you saw on the small screen tonight.

“I think that for us it’s always hard. Finales are the hardest,” Kitsis said. “And to us ‘Once’ always took a lot of time in its finales and its premieres. So we start thinking about that really really early. So for us we wanted it to be ‘effortless’ — and every time you try to do that it’s super hard. We probably went over that act six of the finale like 200 times before we got the one you saw.”

Horowitz said that, because they were able to get so many of the cast members who departed the series at the end of the sixth season back for the finale, they made “a conscious effort over the two hours to wrap up storylines from Season 7 and then integrate, in a large way, a lot of the legacy characters both who were on Season 7 and who returned.”

“We hoped to take them on one last classic ‘Once Upon a Time’ adventure,” he said.

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‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Artist Line Up to Feature Rakim, Esperanza Spalding and More https://www.thewrap.com/luke-cage-season-2-artist-line-up-to-feature-rakim-esperanza-spalding-and-more/ https://www.thewrap.com/luke-cage-season-2-artist-line-up-to-feature-rakim-esperanza-spalding-and-more/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 23:21:45 +0000 Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898783 Harlem’s Paradise is the place to be come June.

In “Luke Cage” Season 2, artists including KRS-One, Ghostface Killah, Faith Evans, Jadakiss, Stephen Marley, Gary Clark Jr., Esperanza Spalding, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Joi and DJ D-Nice will all appear in the superhero drama to perform at Mariah Dillard’s nightclub. Rakim will perform as well, contributing an original song to the series.

Composers Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest return to “Luke Cage” for its second season with a new score, and the performances will act as the backdrop for many of this season’s most intense scenes.

Season 2 will find Luke struggling with a new level of fame and facing off against new villain Bushmaster. You can watch the Season 2 trailer right over here.

The street-hero series is executive produced by Cheo Hodari Coker, Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb.

Lucy Liu directed the premiere. Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi and Rosario Dawson star.

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Relive Jake and Amy’s Love Story in 99 Seconds (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/brooklyn-nine-nine-jake-and-amy-wedding-andy-samberg-melissa-fumero-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/brooklyn-nine-nine-jake-and-amy-wedding-andy-samberg-melissa-fumero-video/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 22:06:59 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898716

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will finally make an honest couple out of Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) in the season 5 finale, which will see the couple tie the knot in the toitest of nups.

But before the police badge-wearing lovebirds say “I do” on Sunday’s episode, the (for now) Fox comedy thought you should relive Jake and Amy’s entire story “romantic style.” And in 99 seconds, of course.

In the clip above, you’ll see the two go from being co-workers forced into a date because of a bet, to flirting on a rooftop, to their first kiss, to deciding not to have sex right away (“cool, cool, cool, cool, cool”), to totally breaking that rule, to, well, you’ll see.

Here’s the official description for the fifth season (not series — thank you, NBC) finale: Jake and Amy’s wedding day is majorly threatened, and Charles and the whole squad rush to help save it. Amidst the chaos, Holt hesitates to open the email that will indicate if he has won his campaign for Commissioner, despite Gina’s encouragement. Meanwhile, Terry gently pushes Rosa towards a potential love interest.

Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) will guest star, with Kyle Bornheimer reprising his role as Teddy, Amy’s ex-boyfriend.

Oh, for those who’ve been living under a rock, the Fox comedy was canceled last week and then revived by NBC 24 hours later. So it will be returning next year — though not till midseason.

Watch the clip above.

The Season 5 finale of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will air Sunday at 8:30/7:30 c on Fox.

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Will CBS’ Latest Attempt to Stop Shari Redstone Hold up in Court? https://www.thewrap.com/cbs-latest-attempt-redstone-in-court-hold-up/ https://www.thewrap.com/cbs-latest-attempt-redstone-in-court-hold-up/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 22:03:15 +0000 Sean Burch and Trey Williams https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898627 Will CBS’s latest attempt to block Shari Redstone from forcing a merger with Viacom hold up?

CBS’s board voted on Thursday to dilute Shari Redstone’s controlling interest in the company, reducing it from 79 percent to 17 percent. But the move might be in vain, according to Charles Whitehead, professor of law at Cornell University, because it disregarded Redstone’s change to the company’s bylaws earlier in the week, which require 90 percent of the board’s approval for any motion to carry.

The ordeal will soon head back to court — where CBS’s dilution strategy likely won’t stick.

“[Redstone’s] permitted to exercise her voting rights being given,” Whitehead told TheWrap. “This is not something the board should be stepping in and blocking. You have to accept that I, as a shareholder, have the ability to do this. It doesn’t say I have the ability to do this only if you the board want me to do this.”

CBS “jumped the gun,” according to Whitehead, by trying to block Redstone’s meddling right now. Instead, this should have been a two-step process: Redstone changes the bylaws and pushes for a merger, followed by CBS shareholders arguing it isn’t the best deal they can get.

“If she does this terrible thing [forces a merger], you can sue. But she hasn’t done the terrible thing yet,” continued Whitehead. “Wait until she actually does the terrible thing.”

For those that haven’t been following the saga: for two years, Redstone has been pushing the network to once again combine with Viacom — something CBS CEO Les Moonves has staunchly opposed. CBS’s vote on Thursday essentially ignored Redstone’s amendment to its bylaws earlier in the week, which she believed made it virtually impossible to dilute her controlling interest.

CBS only grabbed 78.5 percent of the vote — 11 out of 14 board members — before diluting Redstone’s interest on Thursday. This puts the share dilution on unstable ground when the matter returns to court.

For now, CBS’s best argument in court is that it stopped Redstone from doing irreparable harm to shareholders. CBS said on Thursday its maneuver was in the “best interest of all CBS stockholders,” and “necessary to protect stockholders’ interests and would unlock significant stockholder value.”

Others seem to share this belief. Needham analysts Laura Martin and Dan Medina said CBS, currently trading at $51.75 a share, could grab $70 a share from major telecom companies like Verizon. But it’ll be a tall task for CBS to show that Redstone violated her fiduciary responsibility by amending the bylaws — putting CBS’s stock dilution in peril.

“The remedy here is not for the board to ignore Redstone. The remedy is for the aggrieved shareholders to come back later and say the terms of what she’s offering are inconsistent with her obligation,” said Whitehead. “The breach of fiduciary duty isn’t the exercise of voting rights. The breach of fiduciary duty is “‘the the price is too low.'”

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Creators Talk Series Finale – and Why They Don’t Regret the Season 7 Reboot https://www.thewrap.com/once-upon-a-time-series-finale-season-7-reboot-ending/ https://www.thewrap.com/once-upon-a-time-series-finale-season-7-reboot-ending/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 21:35:45 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1897611 (Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve watched through last week’s episode of “Once Upon a Time.” Don’t worry, you’re safe if you haven’t seen the finale yet — that’s tonight.)

We’ve almost reached the very end of the storybook — and what we can only assume will be a happily ever after — for the characters in “Once Upon a Time.”

But before the series finale of the ABC fantasy, titled “Leaving Storybrooke,” airs tonight, creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis answered a few questions for TheWrap about how they plan to close the seven-season fairytale. And that includes one fans (like this reporter) have been wondering since we learned in February that the current installment would be the last: Do they regret rebooting the show last fall after several of the main characters, including Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, exited?

“Well, you know, not really, because we knew three actors were leaving,” Kitsis told TheWrap Thursday. “So we decided that it would be better to honor the first six seasons and try something new, than to just kind of create some excuse about why we’re in Storybrooke and the Charmings (Goodwin and Dallas) and Emma (Morrison) are gone. It’s obvious that, had they not left, then we probably wouldn’t have done the reboot.”

Though leads Lana Parrilla (Regina Mills/Roni), Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook/Rogers) and Robert Carlyle (Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold) all stayed to lead the current season, Kitsis added that they knew rolling the dice on a game-changer like that last fall put them in a place to be canceled.

“Going into Season 7 with a new cast as a reboot, you always have to plan for it to be the last season or you would be irresponsible,” he said. “So we knew this was a possibility. And ABC let us know in early December or January, so that we were able to finish out the story that we were telling in Seattle and then transition to the finale. So we had enough time to actually be able to do what we wanted on both sides.”

In March, the series announced that Morrison (Emma Swan), Goodwin (Snow White/Mary Margaret), Dallas (Prince Charming/David), Emilie de Ravin (Belle/Lacey) and Jared S. Gilmore (Henry) — who all departed the series at the end of the sixth season — would be making an appearance in the series finale.

They would also be joined by some recurring stars, including JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Ariel, Tony Amendola as Marco/Gepetto, Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Robbie Kay as Peter Pan, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella de Vil and Keegan Tracy as Mother Superior, who are all set to appear in one or both of the ABC drama’s final two hours tonight.

And that was truly what Kitsis and Horowitz were hoping would happen when it came time to say goodbye.

“For a long time we had a sense of how we wanted to end the series,” Kitsis said. “The end of Season 6 we looked at as a finale for the story we told for the first six years, but we had always had these thoughts about how we’d wrap the whole thing up. So, thankfully, ABC gave us enough notice to really plan it well and to be able to execute what we wanted and we were able to get as many of our legacy characters back as we could.”

And combining those old and this season’s new stars — Andrew J. West (grown-up Henry Mills), Dania Ramirez (Cinderella/Jacinda Vidrio), Alison Fernandez (Lucy Mills), Mekia Cox (Tiana/Sabine) set brought all the feels — in a good way.

“It was really emotional,” Horowitz said of having everyone in one place. “There was just the reunion aspect, the cast members and crew who we’d spent many years with. And then, as far as the new cast members, I think they really slipped into the ‘Once Upon a Time’ world so naturally that they really got along. And it really was a joy and emotional shooting the finale. But everybody was into it and working hard and just really wanting to give their all, wanting to give the fans one last adventure.”

“We just wanted to please ourselves and the fans and be able to look back and say, ‘Yeah, that was the finale we wanted. We left it all on the field. We feel good about the journey. Let’s move on to the next,'” Kitsis added.

The “Once Upon a Time” series finale airs tonight, Friday, at 8/7 c on ABC.

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’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2 LA Premiere Canceled After Sante Fe High School Shooting in Texas https://www.thewrap.com/13-reasons-why-la-premiere-canceled-after-school-shooting/ https://www.thewrap.com/13-reasons-why-la-premiere-canceled-after-school-shooting/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 21:18:51 +0000 Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898705 The Los Angeles premiere for Season 2 of “13 Reasons Why” has been canceled in the wake of a deadly shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, Netflix said in a statement Friday.

“Our hearts are with the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting, and with all victims of gun violence. In light of today’s tragedy, we are cancelling the ’13 Reasons Why’ S2 premiere event tonight,” the statement said.

On Friday, a male student went on a shooting spree at Santa Fe High School, killing at least 10 and leaving at least 10 others wounded, according to the New York Times. One of the storylines in Season 2 of the Netflix drama involves a thwarted school shooting.

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2 dropped on Netflix on Friday, and is now streaming. The show received criticism after its first season for depicting the main character’s suicide. The show is based on the novel by Jay Asher of the same name, though Season 2 continues the story beyond the source material. The end of Season 1 hinted at gun violence in the new season, as one bullied character is shown to be storing guns.

When asked about the backlash by USA Today, creator Brian Yorkey said “I truly believe that all conversation is good.”

“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t affected by some of the strongly negative reactions to the show, because it’s a show I’m very proud of,” he said. “But in the bigger picture, positive or negative, there were really intense conversations happening, and many of them were not happening before the show. You can’t have that kind of impact without some real polarity in the opinions, and I’m grateful for all of it.”

Season 2 features added trigger warnings, and www.13reasonswhy.info was launched to provide information and crisis hotlines to viewers.

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26 Streaming TV Shows You Can Binge Watch in a Weekend (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/streaming-tv-shows-can-binge-watch-weekend-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/streaming-tv-shows-can-binge-watch-weekend-photos/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 20:58:25 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1556547 Stuck at home for a weekend? It’s a perfect time to binge some great TV, thanks to streaming services like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu and Amazon Prime. But sometimes you want something short, rather than to get sucked into a seasons-long TV show. Here’s a list of binge-worthy shows you can finish in just a couple days.

“Altered Carbon” (Netflix)

A gritty sci-fi murder mystery, “Altered Carbon” takes place in the distant future, where consciousness can be downloaded and people can switch bodies to live forever — if they can afford it. Action-packed and twisty, “Altered Carbon” is a great 10-episode mystery to work through on your days off.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)

Amazon’s period comedy about a housewife turned stand-up comedian took home Golden Globes in 2018 for best comedy TV series and best actress in a comedy series for star Rachel Brosnahan. The funny, expertly cast comedy with 8 hour-long episodes to keep you busy for a couple days.

“Lost in Space” (Netflix)

Netflix rebooted the 1960s sci-fi TV show “Lost in Space,” creating a more modern version of the Robinson family that feels grounded, while still “out there” in a similar way as the original. Parker Posey is also a standout as the slimy Dr. Smith in the 10-episode first season.

“The Runaways” (Hulu)

The first Marvel show to make it to Hulu is a refreshing change from the Netflix takes. It follows a group of teenagers as they realize not only that they’re special, but that their conspiratorial parents are not to be trusted. At 10 episodes, it’s a quick watch and an interesting take on superhero TV shows.

“Ozark” (Netflix)
“Ozark” follows a financial planner who launders money for a drug cartel. To avoid getting himself and his whole family murdered, he concocts a scheme to head to Missouri to launder a huge amount of money as fast as he can. If you’re craving the sort of dark, crime-ridden drama you need to check out Netflix’s “Ozark” — it’s like “Breaking Bad” if the whole family was involved.

“Glow” (Netflix)
Jump back to the 1980s to follow the creation of the “Gorgeous Women of Wrestling” in Netflix’s latest comedy. Alison Brie of “Mad Men” and Betty Gilpin of “Nurse Jackie” lead a hilarious cast of inexperienced women trying to figure how to wrestle, under the leadership of an extremely unrefined Marc Maron. It’s a quick and funny run at 10 episodes.

“Luke Cage” (Netflix)
Spinning off from “Jessica Jones,” Luke Cage takes superheroes to Harlem with a different tone from Netflix’s other Marvel series. There will eventually be more of Luke Cage, but for now the complete first season is a contained story that expands the Marvel universe with perspective that’s especially poignant in the current American political climate.

“The Night Of” (HBO Go, HBO Now)
HBO’s short miniseries starts with an accusation and a murder, and spirals from there. Naz is a Muslim kid arrested for a murder he can’t remember if he committed, and even before his trial, the situation ripples out to affect everyone even remotely related to him or the crime. It’s a dark and dramatic look into the criminal justice system that goes beyond the usual police procedural.

“The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Netflix)
Looking back into the American zeitgeist of 1994, FX’s drama adaptation of the trial of the century is an enthralling 10 episodes. It’s brilliantly cast and captures the moment, with all its bizarre and upsetting ins and outs, extremely well.

“The OA” (Netflix)
Diving deep into the “strange and mysterious serialized show” category is “The OA,” about a kidnapped blind woman who returns to her hometown with the ability to see. The series gets even weirder after that, constantly posing mysterious questions about the woman’s powers and her kidnapping. The strangeness only escalates, so binge now for a mystery to solve ahead of the show’s second season.

“Black Mirror” (Netflix)
There are actually four seasons’ worth of episodes of “Black Mirror” available on Netflix, but at only six episodes each, the series is just contained enough that you can get through the whole thing in a long weekend without much to do. It’s addictive enough to happen, as “Black Mirror” puts a “Twilight Zone” twist on modern technology and human relationships.

“Fleabag” (Amazon Prime)
British comedy “Fleabag” is only six episodes long, which makes it a perfect binge for a snowy Saturday or a lazy Sunday. Following Fleabag, a cynical, apathetic, perverted woman fighting to deal with modern life in London, the show gives a different take on modern comedies and dealing with issues like depression.

“The Jinx” (HBO Go and HBO Now)
The story of Robert Durst is a strange one, filled with disappearances, murder, dismemberment, and bad disguises. The six-episode documentary miniseries goes through the story of Durst’s early life and the disappearance of his wife, through two other deaths, and ends with a possible bombshell break in the case. It’s the kind of binge watch material that’s hard to pull away from.

“The Fall” (Netflix)
This British police procedural about a detective hunting a serial killer stars Gillian Anderson of “X-Files” fame and Jamie Dornan of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Though it covers three total seasons, the shorter series of BBC shows means the grand total is just 17 episodes.

“Band of Brothers” (HBO Go and HBO Now)
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced this drama that follows the 101st Airborne through the European Theater in World War II. Intense, personal and powerful, the 10-part series tells the story of the war in a way that few other movies or series have captured.

“Making a Murderer” (Netflix)
This intensive documentary series covers the story of Steven Avery, who was exonerated of a rape accusation before being arrested for murder. The documentary covers the sorted story of the crime, the investigation, and the prosecution over 10 episodes, raising plenty of questions about whether Avery is guilty along the way.

“Crazy Head” (Netflix)
British horror-comedy “Crazy Head” is about two women who can see demons. At first they think they’re crazy — but then they realize the demons are real. Over six episodes, Amy and Raquel battle the forces of evil, making it a funny experience that’s easy to knock out in a hurry.

“11.22.63” (Hulu)
Adapting Stephen King’s novel of the same name, “11.22.63” sends James Franco back in time from 2016 to the 1960s. The plan: stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy and rewrite the entire future of America for the better. The entire story is perfect weekend material, covered in just eight episodes.

“Big Little Lies” (HBO Go, HBO Now)
HBO’s scandal- and rumor-fueled dark comedy “Big Little Lies” also became a whodunit as its drama unfolded. With a star-studded cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern, and clocking in at only seven episodes, “Big Little Lies” is a quick, high-quality watch.

“The Young Pope” (HBO Go, HBO Now)
Jude Law is the first American pope in a dark comedy about religion, authority, politics and backstabbing. “The Young Pope” has its surreal moments as Law’s Pius XIII tries to deflect the machinations of the cardinals around him and figure out what to handle being His Holiness.

“The Keepers” (Netflix)
Netflix’s latest lengthy true crime documentary sets out to try to find the killer of Sister Cathy Cesnick, a Catholic nun and teacher who died in 1969. The show quickly uncovers a sprawling, horrific tale of sexual abuse at a Baltimore Catholic school that might have led to Sister Cathy’s murder, and possibly a cover up.

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Stuck at home for a weekend? It's a perfect time to binge some great TV, thanks to streaming services like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu and Amazon Prime. But sometimes you want something short, rather than to get sucked into a seasons-long TV show. Here's a list of binge-worthy shows you can finish in just a couple days.

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"Altered Carbon" (Netflix)

A gritty sci-fi murder mystery, "Altered Carbon" takes place in the distant future, where consciousness can be downloaded and people can switch bodies to live forever -- if they can afford it. Action-packed and twisty, "Altered Carbon" is a great 10-episode mystery to work through on your days off.

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"Altered Carbon" (Netflix)

A gritty sci-fi murder mystery, "Altered Carbon" takes place in the distant future, where consciousness can be downloaded and people can switch bodies to live forever -- if they can afford it. Action-packed and twisty, "Altered Carbon" is a great 10-episode mystery to work through on your days off.

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"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon Prime)

Amazon's period comedy about a housewife turned stand-up comedian took home Golden Globes this year for best comedy TV series and best actress in a comedy series for star Rachel Brosnahan. The funny, expertly cast comedy with eight hour-long episodes to keep you busy for a couple days.

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"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon Prime)

Amazon's period comedy about a housewife turned stand-up comedian took home Golden Globes this year for best comedy TV series and best actress in a comedy series for star Rachel Brosnahan. The funny, expertly cast comedy with eight hour-long episodes to keep you busy for a couple days.

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"Lost in Space" (Netflix)

Netflix rebooted the 1960s sci-fi TV show "Lost in Space," creating a more modern version of the Robinson family that feels grounded, while still "out there" in a similar way as the original. Parker Posey is also a standout as the slimy Dr. Smith in the 10-episode first season.

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"Lost in Space" (Netflix)

Netflix rebooted the 1960s sci-fi TV show "Lost in Space," creating a more modern version of the Robinson family that feels grounded, while still "out there" in a similar way as the original. Parker Posey is also a standout as the slimy Dr. Smith in the 10-episode first season.

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"The Runaways" (Hulu)

The first Marvel show to make it to Hulu is a refreshing change from the Netflix takes. It follows a group of teenagers as they realize not only that they're special, but that their conspiratorial parents are not to be trusted. At 10 episodes, it's a quick watch and an interesting take on superhero TV shows.

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"The Runaways" (Hulu)

The first Marvel show to make it to Hulu is a refreshing change from the Netflix takes. It follows a group of teenagers as they realize not only that they're special, but that their conspiratorial parents are not to be trusted. At 10 episodes, it's a quick watch and an interesting take on superhero TV shows.

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"Ozark" (Netflix)

"Ozark" follows a financial planner who launders money for a drug cartel. To avoid getting himself and his whole family murdered, he concocts a scheme to head to Missouri to launder a huge amount of money as fast as he can. If you're craving the sort of dark, crime-ridden drama you need to check out Netflix's "Ozark" -- it's like "Breaking Bad" if the whole family was involved.

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"Ozark" (Netflix)

"Ozark" follows a financial planner who launders money for a drug cartel. To avoid getting himself and his whole family murdered, he concocts a scheme to head to Missouri to launder a huge amount of money as fast as he can. If you're craving the sort of dark, crime-ridden drama you need to check out Netflix's "Ozark" -- it's like "Breaking Bad" if the whole family was involved.

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"Wormwood" (Netflix)

Directed by legendary documentarian Errol Morris, the hybrid docu-drama miniseries "Wormwood" digs into the story of a man's death, reportedly as part of a CIA experiment in the 1950s. But as files are declassified and more information comes to light, "Wormwood" tells the story of a possible Cold War conspiracy, reenacted by some top Hollywood talent. If you're looking for a new true crime obsession, the six-part miniseries is perfect.

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"Wormwood" (Netflix)

Directed by legendary documentarian Errol Morris, the hybrid docu-drama miniseries "Wormwood" digs into the story of a man's death, reportedly as part of a CIA experiment in the 1950s. But as files are declassified and more information comes to light, "Wormwood" tells the story of a possible Cold War conspiracy, reenacted by some top Hollywood talent. If you're looking for a new true crime obsession, the six-part miniseries is perfect.

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"Future Man" (Hulu)

A guy who finds himself recruited by soldiers from the future to fight genetically enhanced bad guys in "Future Man," because he's awesome at a video game. Turns out, he's not especially good at anything else. Riffing on classics like "Back to the Future," "Future Man" is pretty funny, and pretty smart, too. And with one season out, it's easy to work through in a couple of lazy days.

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"Future Man" (Hulu)

A guy who finds himself recruited by soldiers from the future to fight genetically enhanced bad guys in "Future Man," because he's awesome at a video game. Turns out, he's not especially good at anything else. Riffing on classics like "Back to the Future," "Future Man" is pretty funny, and pretty smart, too. And with one season out, it's easy to work through in a couple of lazy days.

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"Dark" (Netflix)

It's easy to get lost in the mystery of "Dark," which centers on a small German town where children keep going missing. Before long, it becomes clear there' sci-fi spookiness afoot, as events start to mirror similar ones that happened 33 years ago. With the first season available, "Dark" is a quick watch that will keep you glued to your seat.

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"Dark" (Netflix)

It's easy to get lost in the mystery of "Dark," which centers on a small German town where children keep going missing. Before long, it becomes clear there' sci-fi spookiness afoot, as events start to mirror similar ones that happened 33 years ago. With the first season available, "Dark" is a quick watch that will keep you glued to your seat.

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"The Orville" (Hulu)

The first season of "The Orville" is all available on Hulu, and anybody itching for a return to old-school "Star Trek" should give it a shot. The show is basically what would happen if regular people served on the U.S.S. Enterprise -- a humorous and accessible take on the "Star Trek" formula, but which still gets what made those series so endearing.

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"The Orville" (Hulu)

The first season of "The Orville" is all available on Hulu, and anybody itching for a return to old-school "Star Trek" should give it a shot. The show is basically what would happen if regular people served on the U.S.S. Enterprise -- a humorous and accessible take on the "Star Trek" formula, but which still gets what made those series so endearing.

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"The Punisher" (Netflix)

The latest of the Marvel Netflix series follows a former marine who takes down criminals -- and finds himself unwittingly at the center of a conspiracy. "The Punisher" might be the best of the Marvel series so far, balancing the Punisher taking down bad guys and dealing with his own personal demons.

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"The Punisher" (Netflix)

The latest of the Marvel Netflix series follows a former marine who takes down criminals -- and finds himself unwittingly at the center of a conspiracy. "The Punisher" might be the best of the Marvel series so far, balancing the Punisher taking down bad guys and dealing with his own personal demons.

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"Glow" (Netflix)

Jump back to the 1980s to follow the creation of the "Gorgeous Women of Wrestling" in Netflix's latest comedy. Alison Brie of "Mad Men" and Betty Gilpin of "Nurse Jackie" lead a hilarious cast of inexperienced women trying to figure how to wrestle, under the leadership of an extremely unrefined Marc Maron. It's a quick and funny run at 10 episodes, and this is a great time to get caught up before Season 2 launches on June 29.

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"Glow" (Netflix)

Jump back to the 1980s to follow the creation of the "Gorgeous Women of Wrestling" in Netflix's latest comedy. Alison Brie of "Mad Men" and Betty Gilpin of "Nurse Jackie" lead a hilarious cast of inexperienced women trying to figure how to wrestle, under the leadership of an extremely unrefined Marc Maron. It's a quick and funny run at 10 episodes, and this is a great time to get caught up before Season 2 launches on June 29.

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“Luke Cage” (Netflix)

Spinning off from “Jessica Jones,” Luke Cage takes superheroes to Harlem with a different tone from Netflix’s other Marvel series. There will eventually be more of Luke Cage, but for now the complete first season is a contained story that expands the Marvel universe with perspective that’s especially poignant in the current American political climate. "Luke Cage" is back on June 22, so catch up now.

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“Luke Cage” (Netflix)

Spinning off from “Jessica Jones,” Luke Cage takes superheroes to Harlem with a different tone from Netflix’s other Marvel series. There will eventually be more of Luke Cage, but for now the complete first season is a contained story that expands the Marvel universe with perspective that’s especially poignant in the current American political climate. "Luke Cage" is back on June 22, so catch up now.

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“The Night Of” (HBO Go, HBO Now)

HBO’s short miniseries starts with an accusation and a murder, and spirals from there. Naz is a Muslim kid arrested for a murder he can’t remember if he committed, and even before his trial, the situation ripples out to affect everyone even remotely related to him or the crime. It’s a dark and dramatic look into the criminal justice system that goes beyond the usual police procedural.

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“The Night Of” (HBO Go, HBO Now)

HBO’s short miniseries starts with an accusation and a murder, and spirals from there. Naz is a Muslim kid arrested for a murder he can’t remember if he committed, and even before his trial, the situation ripples out to affect everyone even remotely related to him or the crime. It’s a dark and dramatic look into the criminal justice system that goes beyond the usual police procedural.

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“The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Netflix)

Looking back into the American zeitgeist of 1994, FX’s drama adaptation of the trial of the century is an enthralling 10 episodes. It’s brilliantly cast and captures the moment, with all its bizarre and upsetting ins and outs, extremely well.

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“The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (Netflix)

Looking back into the American zeitgeist of 1994, FX’s drama adaptation of the trial of the century is an enthralling 10 episodes. It’s brilliantly cast and captures the moment, with all its bizarre and upsetting ins and outs, extremely well.

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“The OA” (Netflix)

Diving deep into the "strange and mysterious serialized show" category is "The OA," about a kidnapped blind woman who returns to her hometown with the ability to see. The series gets even weirder after that, constantly posing mysterious questions about the woman's powers and her kidnapping. The strangeness only escalates, so binge now for a mystery to solve ahead of the show's second season.

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“The OA” (Netflix)

Diving deep into the "strange and mysterious serialized show" category is "The OA," about a kidnapped blind woman who returns to her hometown with the ability to see. The series gets even weirder after that, constantly posing mysterious questions about the woman's powers and her kidnapping. The strangeness only escalates, so binge now for a mystery to solve ahead of the show's second season.

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“Black Mirror” (Netflix)

There are actually four seasons' worth of episodes of “Black Mirror” available on Netflix, but at only six episodes each, the series is just contained enough that you can get through the whole thing in a couple of days. It’s worth it, too, as “Black Mirror” puts a “Twilight Zone” twist on modern technology and human relationships.

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“Black Mirror” (Netflix)

There are actually four seasons' worth of episodes of “Black Mirror” available on Netflix, but at only six episodes each, the series is just contained enough that you can get through the whole thing in a couple of days. It’s worth it, too, as “Black Mirror” puts a “Twilight Zone” twist on modern technology and human relationships.

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“The Jinx” (HBO Go and HBO Now)

The story of Robert Durst is a strange one, filled with disappearances, murder, dismemberment, and bad disguises. The six-episode documentary miniseries goes through the story of Durst's early life and the disappearance of his wife, through two other deaths, and ends with a possible bombshell break in the case. It's the kind of binge watch material that's hard to pull away from.

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“The Jinx” (HBO Go and HBO Now)

The story of Robert Durst is a strange one, filled with disappearances, murder, dismemberment, and bad disguises. The six-episode documentary miniseries goes through the story of Durst's early life and the disappearance of his wife, through two other deaths, and ends with a possible bombshell break in the case. It's the kind of binge watch material that's hard to pull away from.

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“The Fall” (Netflix)

This British police procedural about a detective hunting a serial killer stars Gillian Anderson of “X-Files” fame and Jamie Dornan of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Though it covers three total seasons, the shorter series of BBC shows means the grand total is just 17 episodes.

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“The Fall” (Netflix)

This British police procedural about a detective hunting a serial killer stars Gillian Anderson of “X-Files” fame and Jamie Dornan of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Though it covers three total seasons, the shorter series of BBC shows means the grand total is just 17 episodes.

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“Band of Brothers” (HBO Go and HBO Now)

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced this drama that follows the 101st Airborne through the European Theater in World War II. Intense, personal and powerful, the 10-part series tells the story of the war in a way that few other movies or series have captured.

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“Band of Brothers” (HBO Go and HBO Now)

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced this drama that follows the 101st Airborne through the European Theater in World War II. Intense, personal and powerful, the 10-part series tells the story of the war in a way that few other movies or series have captured.

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“Making a Murderer” (Netflix)

This intensive documentary series covers the story of Steven Avery, who was exonerated of a rape accusation before being arrested for murder. The documentary covers the sorted story of the crime, the investigation, and the prosecution over 10 episodes, raising plenty of questions about whether Avery is guilty along the way.

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“Making a Murderer” (Netflix)

This intensive documentary series covers the story of Steven Avery, who was exonerated of a rape accusation before being arrested for murder. The documentary covers the sorted story of the crime, the investigation, and the prosecution over 10 episodes, raising plenty of questions about whether Avery is guilty along the way.

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“Crazy Head” (Netflix)

British horror-comedy “Crazy Head” is about two women who can see demons. At first they think they’re crazy — but then they realize the demons are real. Over six episodes, Amy and Raquel battle the forces of evil, making it a funny experience that’s easy to knock out in a hurry.

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“Crazy Head” (Netflix)

British horror-comedy “Crazy Head” is about two women who can see demons. At first they think they’re crazy — but then they realize the demons are real. Over six episodes, Amy and Raquel battle the forces of evil, making it a funny experience that’s easy to knock out in a hurry.

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“11.22.63” (Hulu)

Adapting Stephen King’s novel of the same name, “11.22.63” sends James Franco back in time from 2016 to the 1960s. The plan: stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy and rewrite the entire future of America for the better. The entire story is perfect weekend material, covered in just eight episodes.

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“11.22.63” (Hulu)

Adapting Stephen King’s novel of the same name, “11.22.63” sends James Franco back in time from 2016 to the 1960s. The plan: stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy and rewrite the entire future of America for the better. The entire story is perfect weekend material, covered in just eight episodes.

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"The Young Pope" (HBO Go, HBO Now)

Jude Law is the first American pope in a dark comedy about religion, authority, politics and backstabbing. "The Young Pope" has its surreal moments as Law's Pius XIII tries to deflect the machinations of the cardinals around him and figure out what to handle being His Holiness.

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"The Young Pope" (HBO Go, HBO Now)

Jude Law is the first American pope in a dark comedy about religion, authority, politics and backstabbing. "The Young Pope" has its surreal moments as Law's Pius XIII tries to deflect the machinations of the cardinals around him and figure out what to handle being His Holiness.

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"Big Little Lies" (HBO Go, HBO Now)

HBO's scandal- and rumor-fueled dark comedy "Big Little Lies" also became a whodunit as its drama unfolded. With a star-studded cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern, and clocking in at only seven episodes, "Big Little Lies" is a quick, high-quality watch. A second season of the show is on the way, but it probably won't land until 2019, so you've got plenty of time to catch up.

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"Big Little Lies" (HBO Go, HBO Now)

HBO's scandal- and rumor-fueled dark comedy "Big Little Lies" also became a whodunit as its drama unfolded. With a star-studded cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern, and clocking in at only seven episodes, "Big Little Lies" is a quick, high-quality watch. A second season of the show is on the way, but it probably won't land until 2019, so you've got plenty of time to catch up.

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"The Confession Tapes" (Netflix)

The latest true crime documentary series on Netflix focuses on several cases in which people confessed to crimes they claim they didn't actually commit. Each case will leave viewers wondering if the people in question really are the perpetrators, or if police misconduct, psychological probing and other factors are really to blame for creating false confessions. There are no easy answers, but the questions "The Confession Tapes" raises about the American justice system are definitely interesting ones.

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"The Confession Tapes" (Netflix)

The latest true crime documentary series on Netflix focuses on several cases in which people confessed to crimes they claim they didn't actually commit. Each case will leave viewers wondering if the people in question really are the perpetrators, or if police misconduct, psychological probing and other factors are really to blame for creating false confessions. There are no easy answers, but the questions "The Confession Tapes" raises about the American justice system are definitely interesting ones.

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"The Keepers" (Netflix)

Netflix's latest lengthy true crime documentary sets out to try to find the killer of Sister Cathy Cesnick, a Catholic nun and teacher who died in 1969. The show quickly uncovers a sprawling, horrific tale of sexual abuse at a Baltimore Catholic school that might have led to Sister Cathy's murder, and possibly a cover up.

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"The Keepers" (Netflix)

Netflix's latest lengthy true crime documentary sets out to try to find the killer of Sister Cathy Cesnick, a Catholic nun and teacher who died in 1969. The show quickly uncovers a sprawling, horrific tale of sexual abuse at a Baltimore Catholic school that might have led to Sister Cathy's murder, and possibly a cover up.

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Need more TV to binge? Check out our list of the 20 best Netflix original series that demand your attention.

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Need more TV to binge? Check out our list of the 20 best Netflix original series that demand your attention.

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Or catch up on some of the best shows to ever air on HBO

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Where to Stream Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Online https://www.thewrap.com/live-stream-royal-wedding-online/ https://www.thewrap.com/live-stream-royal-wedding-online/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 20:48:17 +0000 Phil Hornshaw https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898625 It seems like everyone is going to be covering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding when it takes place this Saturday. That’s very good news if you’re someone who likes to stream everything online as there are tons of options, with no TV necessary.

The wedding starts at noon London time — that’s 7 a.m. ET and 4 a.m. PT. You’ll find a number of news outlets covering the event with commentary and pre-shows, as well as streams on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot online.

CBS begins live-streaming its coverage at 1 a.m. PT/4 a.m. ET. It’ll include commentary from journalist Tina Brown, best known for her book “The Diana Chronicles,” a biography a Princess Diana. Watch it right here for free.

BBC America also begins its stream at 1 a.m. PT/4 a.m. ET, on its website and mobile apps, which you can find right here. Note that you’ll need a cable subscription login to watch.

The Washington Post is also airing live coverage, with commentary from pop culture host Hannah Jewell, starting at 1 a.m. PT/4 a.m. ET. Find it free on the Washington Post website and on its YouTube channel.

PBS‘ coverage will consist of commentary from Meredith Vieira and Matt Baker. It starts streaming at 1:30 a.m. PT/4:30 a.m. ET on its website, which you can watch right here for free.

And you can watch CNN‘s coverage on its website and mobile apps, starting at 2 a.m. PT/5 a.m. ET. Catch it right here. You’ll also need a cable login to watch.

USA Today is streaming the wedding coverage for free starting at 2 a.m. PT/5 a.m. ET, on its website, as well as its Facebook page, its YouTube channel, and on Twitter.

The royal family also has its own YouTube channel that’ll broadcast a live stream of the wedding, so if you want a commentary free version, this one might be for you. The stream starts with the wedding — so no pre-show, obviously — at 4 a.m. PT/7 a.m. ET. Catch it right here.

Vogue‘s live-stream of the wedding also starts at 4 a.m. PT/7 a.m. ET, and you can find it right here.

Finally, for a different approach, try Sky News‘ streaming coverage. It’s making use of an Amazon face-recognition technology called Rekognition, in an attempt to identify guests as they arrive at the wedding. That’s of interest thanks to the mix between royalty and celebrities likely to be in attendance, both because the royal family has plenty of famous friends, and because of Markle’s career in Hollywood. The royals haven’t released the guest list, though, so Sky News will attempt to keep you apprised.

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Michelle Wolf Reminds Us ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ in Netflix Show Trailer (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/michelle-wolf-reminds-us-were-all-gonna-die-in-trailer-for-her-netflix-show-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/michelle-wolf-reminds-us-were-all-gonna-die-in-trailer-for-her-netflix-show-video/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 20:00:35 +0000 Tim Baysinger https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898628

Comedian Michelle Wolf lovingly stated “we’re all gonna die” in the latest peek at her new Netflix series, “The Break With Michelle Wolf.”

“It’s literally a break,” Wolf states at the beginning of the trailer. “And also, my name is Michelle Wolf.” The trailer also featured a few quick hits of pre-taped sketches, including Wolf sitting on a toilet with her legs being propped up saying “I highly recommend the stirrups feature.”

Confused? So are we.

The weekly series, which debuts Sunday, May 27, promises to “take a break from the seriousness of today’s late-night comedy,” according to Netfilx. The series will look like most other late-night shows, however, with a mix of sketches, in-studio guest and live commentary from Wolf herself.

Watch the short video above.

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Upfront Wrap-Up: TV Network Chiefs Grapple With Uncertain Advertising Environment https://www.thewrap.com/upfronts-broadcast-networks-uncertain-advertising-environment/ https://www.thewrap.com/upfronts-broadcast-networks-uncertain-advertising-environment/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 19:16:24 +0000 Tim Baysinger https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898429 If you strip away all the glitz, glamour, buzzy new show trailers and jokes from this long week of upfront presentations, what you’ll see is a bunch of network executives simply trying to keep their heads above water in this ever-changing TV industry.

In fact, it may have been ESPN’s Kenny Mayne who unintentionally spouted out what many in the TV industry could use as their mantra: “I don’t know how the hell we’re going to do it, but I’ll be working on it.”

Faced with declining linear television ratings (NBC, thanks to the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics, was the only network that saw any improvement this season in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic) and no end in sight to cord-cutting, network chiefs spent the past week trying to put advertiser fears at rest.

But at least there is one thing that both advertisers and media companies can agree on: The way TV audiences are measured has to change.

“I still cannot believe I have to get up on this stage and talk about legacy measurement,” said Linda Yaccarino, chairman, advertising sales and client partnerships, NBCUniversal, during the company’s presentation at Radio City Music Hall on Monday morning. “Aren’t we all tired of letting inertia rule our industry?”

But changing the way an entire industry has done business for decades can feel like trying to steer the Titanic away from that iceberg. They have to hope they turned the wheel early enough.

“Let’s stop trying to measure everything using Nielsen. We’re so beyond that,” Barry Lowenthal, president of ad agency, The Media Kitchen, told TheWrap this week. “We measured exposure because we couldn’t do anything better than that.”

Nielsen has tried to include viewing on non-TV platforms with its Total Audience Delivery, but that measurement has so far failed to catch on with buyers and sellers. That has lead to the networks trying to come up with an answer themselves.

“The audience is there, we’re just simply not measuring them,” Kevin Reilly, Turner Entertainment Networks chief operating officer, argued to reporters following Turner’s upfront on Wednesday. “If you want to reach an audience on TV, which still is highly effective, nobody would debate it. What’s not effective is this measurement.”

Although there has been a push towards “audience-based” buying, the majority of TV advertising is still purchased against Nielsen’s C3 metric, which measures how many viewers were tuned into the program during the commercial breaks, for up to three days after the broadcast. Yaccarino noted it was 11 years ago that the decision was made to use C3 as the main currency, back when “we used flip phones.”

But another media buyer told TheWrap that the solution shouldn’t be left exclusively to those doing the selling. “While some acknowledged the measurement is broken, not sure the rhetoric or solutions being showcased by the sellers is the answer,” said Shari Cohen, executive director of media investments for Mindshare.

The advent of streaming networks like Netflix and Hulu have trained viewers to expect fewer commercials, or none at all. That has had a domino effect on linear TV. Turner was among the first media companies that decided to cut back on the number of commercials it airs, and since then other networks like NBC and Fox have followed suit.

Fox unveiled its new plan for cutting back ad loads this season, introducing its new “JAZ Pods.” While that sounds like incomprehensible ad jargon, it simply means that for some of its shows, the commercial breaks will only have two ads, just the “A” and “Z” slots that run next to the actual program.

Fox Networks Group ad sales guru Joe Marchese said during his company’s upfront that this new format will be used on a variety of Fox broadcast and cable channels, including FX’s new New York Times series “The Weekly” and certain Sunday nights on the broadcast network next season. He said this would be bring down the total of commercials by as much as 60 percent.

Reilly said he’s glad to see other networks follow their lead. “It has to happen, and we have to continue it,” he said of making the linear TV environment less commercial heavy. “TV has got to get to that place where there is less clutter, and that will be more effective for advertisers.”

The fact is, despite the confidence network executives shared on the upfront stage this week, nobody really knows where the media industry is headed. “We’re entering Mordor,” said Lowenthal. “What’s on the other side?”

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Here’s How to Watch the Royal Wedding Between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle https://www.thewrap.com/heres-how-to-watch-the-royal-wedding-on-saturday/ https://www.thewrap.com/heres-how-to-watch-the-royal-wedding-on-saturday/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 19:08:30 +0000 Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898516 The biggest wedding of the year (dare I say, decade?! Sorry, Kim and Kanye) is finally here, and we’ve got all the intel on where and how to watch the royal affair, whether you’re a cord-cutter or loyal to your network TV.

The wedding between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will begin at noon in Windsor, England. In the U.S., that’s 7 a.m. on the East Coast and an early 4 a.m. for left coasters — but arrivals begin at least two hours before that … so get your (caffeinated) tea ready.

Several celebrities are expected to show up, from Markle’s “Suits” co-star Patrick Adams to Sir Elton John. And while Markle’s father won’t be attending the wedding because of his health, Prince Charles will walk her at least some of the way down the aisle on Saturday.

See below for your viewing options (and get ready to wake up early if you want to watch live):

 

ABC:

“Good Morning America” is bringing us a five-hour special of the historic event. You can watch it on ABC beginning at 5 a.m., hosted by Robin Roberts and David Muir, who will be live from St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. You can also stream their coverage on ABC News’ Live page on Facebook.

 

NBC: 

The Peacock’s coverage will be available to stream on the NBC app and website in addition to your regular old TV. Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host from Windsor Castle beginning at 4:30 a.m. ET.

CBS: 

The eye will have coverage hosted by Gayle King and Kevin Frazier with the help of “special correspondent” Tina Brown. You can also stream it on the CBS app or website, beginning at 4 a.m. ET.

BBC America: 

You can stream the wedding on the BBC’s app or watch it on TV with coverage beginning at 4 a.m. ET.

 

E!: 

Watch the wedding complete with commentary from Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski and Sarah-Jane Crawford beginning at 5 a.m. ET.

 

HBO:

Watch the hilarious Cord Hosenbeck (Will Ferrell) and Tish Cattigan (Molly Shannon) host the royal wedding on HBO and HBO Go beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET.

MSNBC: 

The network will air the entire wedding beginning at 4:15 ET with Joy Reid hosting their coverage.

CNN:

The cable news network will begin coverage at 5 a.m. ET, and you can stream the wedding on CNN’s app in addition to on cable.

TLC: 

Enjoy fashion commentary from Randy Fenoli, Lori Allen, Monte Durham, George Kotsiopoulos and Hayley Paige on TLC. The cable channel’s coverage will begin at 5 a.m. ET.

PBS:

PBS will have live reports from the BBC UK as well as commentary from Meredith Vieira and Matt Baker. Their coverage will begin at 4:15 a.m. ET.

Facebook: 

The Royal Wedding will be streaming on Facebook, as well. The Royal Family’s official Facebook page will also have a live stream beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

Hulu:

If you have a Hulu Live subscription, then you’ll be able to stream the wedding on TV through Hulu.

Sling:

If you have a Sling subscription, you’ll also be able to stream on channels offered on the service.

Watch TheWrap’s royal experts dish on all your burning wedding questions below in the video below.

Here’s How to Watch the Royal Wedding Between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Evangeline Lilly Blames ‘Misogynistic’ Stunt Coordinator for ‘Lost’ Set Injury https://www.thewrap.com/evangeline-lilly-remembers-injury-from-lost-stunt-i-looked-like-a-mutant/ https://www.thewrap.com/evangeline-lilly-remembers-injury-from-lost-stunt-i-looked-like-a-mutant/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 17:52:18 +0000 Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1898435 Evangeline Lilly recalled sustaining a pretty intense injury on the set of “Lost,” and blamed a bullying stunt coordinator for making her go through with it.

Speaking at a panel Wednesday night on Fox’s Los Angeles lot about women working in the stunt business, Lilly said that she expressed hesitation over a stunt she was asked to do without any protection on her forearms.

“There were open wounds, pus-y and oozing,” she said at the panel, according to Deadline, adding that the stunt coordinator was “misogynistic” and wouldn’t allow her to wear moleskin on her forearms as protection. She said that the liquid bandage New Skin was painfully applied after several of the takes. She said the stunt coordinator, who she did not name, told her the moleskin would be seen on camera.

“I looked like a mutant. My mom said, ‘You’ll never be able to wear an evening gown again!'” she said.

The stunt in question involved rolling off a tree branch and then hanging above the ground (she was harnessed to the branch to prevent falling), the actress recalled. Lilly said that she did the stunt multiple times, and each time more skin ripped from her forearms.

“I felt it was him saying, ‘I’m going to put you in your place for standing up to me,'” Lilly said of the stunt coordinator. “It was either cow to his power or hurt myself. I was in my twenties then. Now, I would probably back down.”

A rep for ABC, Lilly and studio Bad Robot did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the alleged incident.

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