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Newswire: R.I.P. Jerry Lewis, legendary comedian

As confirmed by Variety, legendary slapstick comedian—possibly better known in recent years for his famous Muscular Dystrophy telethon—has died. He was 91. Born Joseph Levitch in 1926 to a vaudeville entertainer father and piano player mother, Lewis’ career in show business essentially began before he was even a teenager, with singing and doing comedy as a kid at resorts in […]

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TV Club: In episode 3, The Defenders finally becomes a must-see Marvel team-up

This is the review for the third episode of The Defenders. To discuss subsequent episodes or the series as a whole, please visit our Spoiler Space. Now, that’s a superhero team-up. After two straight episodes of listless exposition and meandering story, I was deeply worried the creative team had severely misjudged how long it should take to get to the […]

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TV Club: Halt And Catch Fire returns with an assured, graceful two-part premiere

If there’s a lingering criticism to be made of Halt And Catch Fire’s storytelling going into this fourth and final season, it’s that the show’s underlying schematics aren’t always gracefully integrated into the drama. I’d say it’s “programmatic,” if you’d allow a computer pun this early in the season. Still, in telling the interconnected stories of four characters who forge […]

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Newswire: Trump’s response to Boston suggests someone needs to fix his auto-complete

Like a paranoid version of Where’s Waldo, Donald Trump looked at the largely peaceful counter-protests in Boston today—where a 40,000-person avalanche came out to stand in contrast to a handful of snowflakes organizing a white nationalist “free speech” rally—and apparently spotted a bunch of so-called “anti-police agitators” lurking within. Taking to his beloved thumb-pulpit, Trump basically ignored the literally thousands […]

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Newswire: Billy Idol was supposed to play the T-1000 in Terminator 2

One of the greatest action classics of the 1990s almost had a very different, ”Rebel Yell”-y sort of vibe. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which recently talked to Terminator 2 star Robert Patrick about the film’s upcoming re-release, and who revealed that his star-making turn as the icily lethal T-1000 almost went to singer Billy Idol instead. “Billy Idol […]

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Newswire: Twin Peaks actor charged with attempted murder

TMZ reports that Jeremy Lindholm, an actor who recently appeared on David Lynch’s Showtime revival of Twin Peaks, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder. Lindholm—who played Mickey, a guy who grabs a ride with Harry Dean Stanton’s Carl in the new series’ sixth installment—reportedly attacked his girlfriend repeatedly with a baseball bat. Police arrested Lindholm Wednesday night, and he’s […]

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TV Club Classic: The quiet devastation of Gilmore Girls’ Mrs. Kim

“In The Clamor And The Clangor” (season four, episode 11, originally aired 1/27/2004) Yes, Gilmore Girls is about the relationship between the two women in the title, and to a lesser extent, their relationship with another Gilmore generation. But it’s safe to say that the theme the entire series is based on is family. Sometimes, the show benefits by using […]

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