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Newswire: Upfronts 2015: Not your grandmother’s CBS

Speaking yesterday from a giant viewscreen suspended above the UN General Assembly Hall, ABC boss/likely owner of a secret volcano lair Paul Lee was insistent that his network’s fall lineup belonged to no one’s parents or grandparents. “This is not your grandmother’s Muppets,” he said of “grown-up” fur-and-foam mockumentary The Muppets. “This is not your parents’ Bible story,” he said […]

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Coming Distractions: Full Crimson Peak trailer wants you to know that ghosts are real

The teaser trailer for Crimson Peak—Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house movie—left some people a little cold when it was released back in February. Oh, sure, it had weird imagery, quick glimpses of ghostly creatures, and a few milliseconds of a Tom Hiddleston sex scene, but it just didn’t seem flashy enough for a horror movie from the guy behind Pan’s […]

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TV Club: Grace And Frankie: “The Earthquake”

Grace and Frankie both experience earth-shattering events in “The Earthquake.” As the title suggests, there’s a literal earthquake that kicks Frankie’s extreme seismophobia into gear. Sol rushes to her, knowing just the right things to do to calm her down. It’s another touching moment for the two, and Sam Waterston and Lily Tomlin have such great chemistry that they elevate […]

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Newswire: Preschool warns parents that their kids may be exposed to Lindsay Lohan

Taking the sort of precaution with which it would treat any potentially toxic infestation, a Brooklyn nursery school has issued a warning to parents that their children could be exposed to Lindsay Lohan. In a letter handed out by administrators at Fort Greene’s Duffield Children’s Center, school officials write that, despite cautionary measures, Lohan would be detected in the building […]

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Newswire: Rebel Wilson is launching her own line of plus-size women’s clothing

It turns out, Rebel Wilson is not just a funny and charismatic performer with a tendency to elevate everything she’s in. (Although, even her Herculean efforts were not enough to save the fumbling Super Fun Night.) She’s also something of a fashion nut, and her newest job involves less acting and more designing. Popsugar reports the actor is set to […]

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Newswire: Hugh Jackman to play a sad ad man for Me And Earl And The Dying Girl director

Just as one depressing ad man’s story comes to an end, another rises from the ashes: Variety reports that Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of Sundance indie tearjerker Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, has signed on to direct Collateral Beauty, with Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara set to co-star. The story takes place in New York and follows “a man […]

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Newswire: CNN to launch radical, top-secret docuseries on declassified missions and the ’80s

Folks sure do love learning about classified missions, almost as much as they do reminiscing about the ’80s. That’s what CNN is banking on with a pair of documentary series planned about those respective subjects. Hosted by Mike Rogers, former U.S. congressman and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Declassified will feature recently declassified missions, told first-hand by agents who […]

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Newswire: The Fault In Our Stars’ Josh Boone to direct X-Men spinoff movie for Fox

With Marvel building up the world of its obvious X-Men replacements, The Inhumans, on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and in the upcoming Inhumans movie, Fox can comfortably sit back and not worry about having to make any Spider-Man-esque deals that will force it to share the movie versions of the merry mutants with Marvel any time soon. Surely in honor of […]

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Contest: Chicago, see the Poltergeist remake early and for free

The horror remake train pulls into Poltergeist station this summer with a modern-day update of the 1982 classic. Despite some tragic coincidences surrounding the original film (and its later sequels), director Gil Kenan (Monster House) ain’t afraid of no ghost —or supposed curses, for that matter. Bringing some indie cred to the project, Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt play the […]

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