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  • 'Archer' teaches Jessica Walter some pretty wild sex slang
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    'Archer' teaches Jessica Walter some pretty wild sex slang

    The 10th season of FXX's animated series “Archer” is pretty far out there — in space, that is. Wednesday's premiere has changed title character Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) into a galaxy-hopping salvage- ship co-captain alongside his ex-wife (Aisha Tyler), his domineering mother (Jessica Walter), and crew. The move is part of an anthology-like format started in 2015, when Archer's origin story as an inept spy at the fictional International Secret Intelligence Service was dumped because it shared an acronym with the real-life ISIS terrorist organization. Since then he's been a Borneo drug-runner (Season 6), a 1970s private investigator (Season 7), a film-noir PI in 1947 Los Angeles

  • Tyler the Creator, Dominic Fike Hits Signal A Sony-Columbia Records Resurgence: Prez Ron Perry Launches at Last
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    Tyler the Creator, Dominic Fike Hits Signal A Sony-Columbia Records Resurgence: Prez Ron Perry Launches at Last

    For a long, long time, Sony's Columbia Records was hit free. It was a very itchy, scratchy time. I wrote about new label prez Ron Perry at one point, wondering what the heck was going on. Sony's Rob Stringer, who'd handpicked Perry, wasn't so thrilled with me. But when Perry signed Dominic Fike for $4 million, even I said it seemed like a great idea. Dominic Fike looked promising. Well, now today, Columbia has the number 1 album with a new release from Tyler the Creator called “Igor.” They sold 172,000 copies, split pretty well between sales and streaming. Meantime, Dominic Fike's single, “3 Nights,” is a hit and — it's really good. I can't wait to hear his album. Plus let's not forget that Lil

  • 'Tootsie' Star Santino Fontana on the Challenges of His Tony-Nominated Dual Role
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    'Tootsie' Star Santino Fontana on the Challenges of His Tony-Nominated Dual Role

    Caption Close Santino Fontana is doing double duty on Broadway this year. The “Tootsie” star scored his second Tony Award nomination this month for his hilarious portrayal of struggling actor Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels, the female persona that Dorsey assumes to win a role in a play. The musical, based on the 1982 comedy starring Dustin Hoffman, gives a 21st-century face-lift to the story of an egotistical performer who becomes a better man after pretending to be a woman.  Is it difficult to be in a musical based on a movie people know so well? I was surprised by how many people don't know the movie. It came out 37 years ago. Because it's been a long time, the majority of people aren't

  • Sylvester Stallone Unveils ‘Rambo V’ Trailer At Cannes Tribute & Remembers How ‘First Blood’ Changed His Life
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    Sylvester Stallone Unveils ‘Rambo V’ Trailer At Cannes Tribute & Remembers How ‘First Blood’ Changed His Life

    Sylvester Stallone's Friday at the Cannes Film Festival ended tonight with a honorary career retrospective of the Rocky and Rambo star, topped off with an early look at his upcoming Millennium Entertainment movie Rambo V - Last Blood, which he co-wrote. Following a standing ovation (off which Stallone teared up) and an introduction by Cannes boss Thierry Frémaux, […]

  • Chase Rice, Lil Nas X to play Monday's Stanley Cup viewing party in Boston
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    Chase Rice, Lil Nas X to play Monday's Stanley Cup viewing party in Boston

    The city of Boston is hosting a viewing party for the St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. Before the game, Chase Rice and Lil Nas X will perform.

  • Romanian Crime-Thriller ‘The Whistlers’ Bought for North America
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    Romanian Crime-Thriller ‘The Whistlers’ Bought for North America

    Magnolia Pictures has bought North American rights to the Romanian crime thriller "The Whistlers" following its premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, the film stars Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Antonio Buil, Agustí Villaronga, Sabin Tambrea, Julieta Szonyi and George Pisterneanu. Magnolia is eyeing a theatrical […]

  • Taika Waititi's Akira  sets 2021 release date
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    Taika Waititi's Akira  sets 2021 release date

    Taika Waititi's Akira sets 2021 release date

  • Grab your chest -- 'Alien' turns 40 Saturday
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    Grab your chest -- 'Alien' turns 40 Saturday

    (LOS ANGELES) -- Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the release of director Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi film classic, Alien. The film, about a blue-collar crew aboard a deep space mining vessel who answer a distress call on a derelict planet and inadvertently bring aboard a killer alien, was a box office smash. It earned $80.9 million domestically -- that's nearly $285 million in 2019 dollars -- against a budget of $11 million, and was the fifth-highest-grossing film of the year.  Alien also made an unlikely action star out of 29-year-old actress Sigourney Weaver.  Her portrayal of the steely, resourceful Ellen Ripley proved a woman could be an action hero, and set the stage for subsequent

  • Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan's Whiskey Cavalier is officially cancelled
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    Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan's Whiskey Cavalier is officially cancelled

    "It’s incredibly painful to say goodbye to this show."

  • ‘What/If’ Review: Renée Zellweger’s Netflix Soap Is Exquisite, Binge-Worthy Trash
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    ‘What/If’ Review: Renée Zellweger’s Netflix Soap Is Exquisite, Binge-Worthy Trash

    Mike Kelley's anthology thriller is an addictive, tongue-in-cheek homage to '90s neo-noir, packed with preposterous melodrama and juicy twists.

  • Bryce Dallas Howard on Directing the Disney+ 'Star Wars' Series 'The Mandalorian'
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    Bryce Dallas Howard on Directing the Disney+ 'Star Wars' Series 'The Mandalorian'

    One of the most highly anticipated new properties coming to the small screen is The Mandalorian, Disney's first foray into a live-action Star Wars series for their streaming service, Disney+. MCU MVP Jon Favreau is the creative force behind the tale of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic, but his directors bring a lot to the table, too. There's the animated Star Wars series veteran Dave Filoni, fellow MCU helmer Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), and second-generation Star Wars director Bryce Dallas Howard, among other talents. In talking to Dallas Howard for Rocketman, in theaters next Friday, May 31st, our own Steve Weintraub had a chance

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    Tony Robbins reportedly filmed using racial slurs in resurfaced video from 1980s

    Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Self-help guru Tony Robbins was filmed repeatedly using racial slurs and saying he kissed a fan after she said his techniques did not work during a seminar in the 1980s, according to a video uncovered by BuzzFeed News. In the video, Robbins is seen using the N-word and a racial slur for white people repeatedly during a section of an hourlong presentation. BuzzFeed published a shortened clip of the video showing Robbins' use of the racial slurs. The news outlet said it discovered the video after receiving a tip from a reader. Earlier, in the same video, Robbins is seen