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Newswire: R.I.P. indie film producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

As confirmed by The New York Times, influential independent film producer Saumel Goldwyn died on Friday of congestive heart failure. He was 88. Though he was the son of legendary film mogul Samuel Goldwyn—co-founder of Goldwyn Pictures, which eventually became the “Goldwyn” of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer—Samuel Jr. wasn’t content to work in his father’s shadow. Instead, he ventured out on his own […]

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Newswire: Study says we prefer singers who look like big babies during good times

In times of economic trouble, one might assume that America would want to escape with cutesy innocence—as when we spent the Great Depression watching Shirley Temple, the tapping of her flailing baby limbs drowning out the sound of our stomachs gnawing on boiled shoe leather. But according to a recent study, the opposite may be true: It says that when […]

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Newswire: CBS’ Supergirl will be a crime procedural, obviously

Amid the big news at CBS’ upfront presentation today (by which we refer, of course, to the renewal of Madam Secretary), CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler took a moment to discuss Supergirl, the network’s first attempt at a superhero series since The Flash in 1990. While actual details about the character—like which actress will play her, or what that actress […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Watch that Shia LaBeouf music video with a far more appropriate song

The music video for Sia’s “Elastic Heart” is the gift that keeps on giving. First, it led to an apology from Sia to those who were perturbed by seeing 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler dance fight with noted weirdo and Cabaret-enthusiast Shia LaBeouf. Here’s the video in question for those that haven’t seen it: Now the video has led to an excellent […]

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Newswire: The Beetlejuice sequel definitely has a place for Michael Keaton

Following Tim Burton’s confirmation that, oh yeah, he would direct a second Beetlejuice starring Winona Ryder, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has confirmed that the filmmakers definitely plan to bring back Michael Keaton as well. According to Grahame-Smith, the long-anticipated sequel will serve as a proper follow-up to the original story and won’t attempt to reboot the series with Melissa McCarthy or […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Marvel now streaming 2 episodes of ’70s Japanese Spider-Man live action show

As part of its Spider-Verse event going on in comics now, Spider-Man is recruiting different versions of Spider-Men (and Spider-Women) from different dimensions to help battle a threat the superhero can’t face alone. (It makes a bit more sense in context.) In the recent Amazing Spider-Man #12, for instance, Spider-Man recruits Takuya Yamashiro and a giant robot to help in […]

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Newswire: Steven R. McQueen is leaving The Vampire Diaries

After five-and-a-half seasons of fighting, communicating with dead girlfriends, and all-around emoting, Steven R. McQueen will be leaving The Vampire Diaries. The actor—who has played Jeremy Gilbert, younger brother to Nina Dobrev’s Elena, since the show’s beginning—will be departing in episode 14 of the current season, early in 2015. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, his character isn’t being killed […]

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Newswire: Exclusive DC preview: Justice League United #8 wipes out The Legion Of Superheroes

DC’s New 52 hasn’t been kind to The Legion Of Superheroes. After launching two new Legion-centric titles at the very start of the New 52 reboot, DC canceled both books and left the characters floating in 31st-century limbo. They’ve recently returned in the current arc of Jeff Lemire’s Justice League United, teaming up with the heroes of the present day […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Carl Sagan did say “billions and billions” a lot on Cosmos, video proves

Certain public figures become associated in the public’s mind, often thanks to mimics and comedians, with particular catchphrases or vocal tics. Sometimes, however, these associations are inaccurate or exaggerated. Cary Grant never actually said the words “Judy, Judy, Judy” in any of his movies, for instance, nor did James Cagney ever truly call someone “you dirty rat.” But late astrophysicist […]

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