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Newswire: Talib Kweli released a surprise B-sides album featuring Kanye West and Killer Mike

Once-prolific hip hop artist Talib Kweli has been relatively quiet of late; although he put out a live album last year, and has continued to drop the occasional mixtape, the Black Star member hasn’t had a major release since 2013’s semi-autobiographical Gravitas. So members of the Kweli Club were in for a nice surprise today, when the artist announced, sans […]

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Newswire: Brian Henson’s R-rated puppet murder movie is once again in the works

Nearly five years ago, we brought you word that Brian Henson of The Jim Henson Company had teamed up with Lionsgate for a new movie, an R-rated puppet noir called The Happytime Murders. The film sounded promising, with a Black List-featured script, a Who Framed Roger Rabbit?-esque premise, and a slightly unsettling promise of lots and lots of puppet sex. […]

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Newswire: Chris Tucker and Netflix are being sued over Tucker’s upcoming special

Just days before his latest comedy special is set to premiere on Netflix, comedian and actor Chris Tucker is being sued by an associate who says he wasn’t fairly compensated for his work on the show. Comedian Terry Hodges is suing both Tucker and the streaming service, claiming that he was promised a co-producer credit on the upcoming special, as […]

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Newswire: Hannibal Buress released his “secret Daily Show audition tape”

Among the various names thrown around to host The Daily Show after Jon Stewart announced that he’d be stepping down—including Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, and Amy Schumer—one rising Comedy Central superstar was notably absent from the list: comedian Hannibal Buress. Despite his breakout performance on the network’s Broad City, insiders somehow never pegged the laid-back stand-up as the natural successor […]

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Newswire: Wil Wheaton to narrate the audiobook of Ready Player One author’s new novel

Today in news that could only be nerdier if it were also directing a movie about Han Solo, Prince Nerd of Nerdopolis, Wil Wheaton, will be narrating the audiobook version of Armada, Ready Player One author Ernest Cline’s new novel—which will be in stores next week. Armada is essentially a new version of The Last Starfighter or Ender’s Game, in […]

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Newswire: A bunch of Dark Horse comics are being developed for TV

Some of Dark Horse Comics’ most highly regarded original comic book properties, including Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s breakout hit The Umbrella Academy, might be making their way to TV soon. That news comes courtesy of a new deal between the comics publisher and Universal Cable Productions, giving the studio first-look rights to Dark Horse’s extensive library of characters and […]

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Newswire: Netflix’s Daredevil has found its Elektra

Last year, long before Netflix’s Daredevil show had premiered, some particularly foolish websites theorized that Rosario Dawson would be playing Elektra, one of the few supporting characters from the Daredevil comics who is almost as famous as Matt Murdock himself—thanks to her appearance in a couple of movies that we’d rather not talk about. Dawson, of course, actually played Claire […]

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Newswire: Jeff Dunham sues puppetmaker for violating his intellectual property

Ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham is suing a maker of puppet replicas for violating his intellectual property, a surprisingly versatile term that here means “the design and branding of ventriloquist dummies used to deliver 60-year-old jokes and lazy racial stereotypes.” The defendant in question, Anthony Horn, is accused of creating and selling versions of Dunham’s trademark character Walter, which the […]

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