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The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option

The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option
Jeffrey Tambor has quit “Transparent” in advance of Season 5, and it’s unclear what the show — which was renewed for a fifth season in August, before the fourth season even aired — might look like without its trans parent.

Jill Soloway’s Emmy-winning Amazon series was inspired by her own parent’s transition and has been largely constructed around Tambor’s Pfefferman family matriarch, Maura. The show needs Maura, even if it does not need Tambor, so the most obvious solution might also be the best one: Recast the role. More specifically, recast the role with a trans actress.

Though imagining a new figure stepping into the show’s close-knit family dynamic may sound jarring, there’s plenty of precedent: Just look to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Roseanne,” “That ’70s Show” or even “Pretty Little Liars.
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Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special

Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special
Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are teaming up to celebrate a milestone for the Golden Globes.

The “Will & Grace” co-stars will host “Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special,” in honor of the biggest moments in the awards ceremony’s history. The two-hour event airs Dec. 13 on NBC.

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christine Lahti, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Kate Winslet and Brad Goreski are among the notables who will appear in new interviews during the program. It is produced by Dick Clark Productions (Dcp) in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
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Showtime's 'The L Word' Revival Finds Its Showrunner

Showtime's 'The L Word' Revival Finds Its Showrunner
Showtime's The L Word revival just inched a step closer to becoming a reality.

Playwright and screenwriter Marja-Lewis Ryan has been tapped to serve as showrunner and exec producer of the drama, which remains in development at the premium cable network.

The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken will also exec produce alongside Ryan and original series stars Jennifer Beals (Bette), Katherine Moennig (Shane) and Leisha Hailey (Alice).

"Ilene and the original L Word made me believe that my voice mattered,” Ryan said. “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to usher in the next generation of diverse queer people. I couldn’t imagine a better time...
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees
Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Detroit” and “Mudbound” are among the top film nominees for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards.

On the TV side, Netflix and OWN dominate the race with multiple noms for “Dear White People,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Queen Sugar” and “Greenleaf.”

In music, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z grabbed five nominations apiece. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay landed a nomination in the entertainer of the year category alongside Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and Jay-Z.

The motion picture nominations went to “Detroit,” “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Marshall,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” “Detroit” also landed a slot in the indie film category alongside “Last Flag Flying,” “Mudbound,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” and “Wind River.”

Greenleaf” and “Queen Sugar” are nommed for drama series, vying with Starz’s “Power,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” and WGN’s now-canceled “Underground.” The bids for best comedy series went to HBO’s “Ballers,” ABC’s “Black-ish,” “Dear White People,” HBO’s “Insecure,” and Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse.”

“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is set to host the Jan. 15 ceremony, to air live on TV One.
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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories

‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories
After “Who drew the dicks?” became one of the most intriguing TV mysteries of the fall, “American Vandal” is ready to ask a totally different question in Season 2.

Speaking at the Vulture Festival in Hollywood on Sunday night, series co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault and showrunner Dan Lagana reflected on the success of the show’s first season and dropped some hints about Season 2.

In true mystery series fashion, they didn’t reveal too much of what’s to come in the show’s second season, but they did confirm some extra details related to the most recent teaser.
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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 13 Moving Forward With or Without Glenn Howerton

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 13 Moving Forward With or Without Glenn Howerton
The gang from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” took part in a panel discussion at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, but they’re keeping a tight lid on what’s coming for Season 13.

Though early in the discussion, co-creator Rob McElhenney said they were preparing to start up the writers’ room again, but would not say whether Glenn Howerton will be returning for the 2018 season.

“We’re getting back to the writers’ room in February [2018],” McElhenney said. Later in the discussion, he said production is slated to start in April and the release date would be in the fall of 2018.
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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
In the wake of last week’s sexual harassment headlines surrounding Al Franken, PBS is cutting the U.S. Senator and “Saturday Night Live” alum from their taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony for David Letterman. The tribute, which will air on PBS on Monday night, took place in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23 and saw several of Letterman’s peers, including Franken, give tributes to the former “Late Show” host. PBS says it will edit Franken’s speech out of the broadcast, saying in a statement that “PBS and Weta, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Senator.
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The Top Uses of Journey Songs in Movies or TV

Any band that can boast that it had Santana and Steve Perry among its ranks no matter how many people came and went is one of the greatest bands of all time. Journey is obviously a favorite of many directors and actors since it appears so often in movies and even in TV, but the real trick of it is that they’re also a band that has transitioned very well across the generations to be universally loved by so many that their Hall of Fame induction was just a matter of when, not if. If you think back hard enough

The Top Uses of Journey Songs in Movies or TV
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The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend

The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend
Television is arguably the saving grace for all successful Thanksgiving celebrations. After getting stuffed to the brim with cheese and feeling tipsy in the early evening, it’s natural to yearn for a nap, a television marathon, or both.

Gear up for the occasion by scouting out the best movies available during Thanksgiving day and all through the weekend. Whether it’s a favorite movie from childhood or a marathon of your favorite show, here’s the complete list of all the best Thanksgiving programming for 2017.

Throwback Thanksgiving Marathon, VH1

When: Thursday, Nov. 23 until Sunday, Nov. 26

What: Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, VH1 will be showing classic throwbacks like “Dazed and Confused” and “Coming to America,” and “Space Jam.” The network will be playing the nostalgia game hard, so you’re bound to catch one of your favorites. Save room in your schedule for “Grease,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Pretty Woman.
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At&T Boss In Wake Of Doj Lawsuit: Any Deal Harming CNN Is “A Non-Starter”

During a news conference after the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit to block At&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, company chief Randall Stephenson sought to address the “elephant in the room” — the notion that President Donald Trump’s rancor at CNN had threatened the deal. “Frankly, I don’t know” if the reports are true, he said. “But nobody should be surprised that it keeps coming up.” As to any potential settlement that lets At&T keep CNN but implements any controls…
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Seth Meyers In Talks To Host Golden Globe Awards

Seth Meyers is in negotiations to host the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, sources say. The deal is not yet closed. The choice is not a surprise, given the show airs on NBC, home to Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Meyers would follow fellow NBC late-nighter, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who emceed the trophy show last year. Meyers would become the fourth person/team to host the awards show, following Fallon, Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. Meyers has hosted Late Ni…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about David Otunga

The entertainment industry is reeling from the floodgates of sexual abuse allegations that were opened by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. It seems that there is an endless stream of performers coming forward each week to share their stories of abuse. Given the high profile and fast-paced nature of this scandal, some stories have flown under the radar. One of these concerns Jennifer Hudson’s ex, David Otunga. Hudson has filed a protective order against Otunga, stating that she fears for her life when he is present. Otunga has vehemently denied the accusations of abuse, but the truth has yet to be

Five Things You Didn’t Know about David Otunga
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Supernatural Thriller Produced By Blumhouse Television Gets Pilot Order By NBCUniversal Cable

NBCUniveral Cable Entertainment’s Entertainment Networks Group, composed of USA and Syfy, have ordered a pilot for supernatural thriller Run for Your Life, from Universal TV and Blumhouse Television. Run for Your Life is centered on the last night of Dia de Los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead), when a grieving detective is thrust into a deadly game to bring someone back from the dead. Should the pilot be ordered to series, the network on which it would air would be…
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CBS, PBS Suspend Charlie Rose In Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Updated with statements, 3:09 Pm: CBS and PBS have suspended Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations against him. In a statement provided to Deadline, CBS News said, "Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously." The pubcaster said this today in a statement: “PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending…
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Flash Stars Preview Barry's Obsession With The Thinker, 'WestAllen' Tension

Flash Stars Preview Barry's Obsession With The Thinker, 'WestAllen' Tension
The Thinker is about to become Public Enemy No. 1 for “WestAllen” ‘shippers.

During this Tuesday’s The Flash (The CW, 8/7c), Barry’s fixation with stopping the Big Bad causes “a little bit of tension” between the speedster and his fiancée Iris, star Candice Patton shared during TVLine’s visit to the show’s Vancouver set. “Iris is going to be a little worried about how serious he’s taking this DeVoe character.”

VideosArrowverse Crossover Extended Promo: Earth-x Nazis Crash Barry/Iris Wedding

When it comes to Team Flash’s Season 4 foe, “there’s a lot more
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Former Adult Star Asia Carrera’s 11 Year Old Daughter is a Full-Time College Student

Some people are so incredibly gifted that it is hard to believe. Just think about how difficult it can be to get into college these days. Then think about how hard it is to succeed academically once you are enrolled. Only then will you realize what an amazingly bright person Catty Lemmon is. Catty is the youngest student at Dixie State University. She is currently 11 years old, although she aced her SATs when she was 10. She was able to complete her studies up to the 8th grade in only four years. Clearly, her story is remarkable in many

Former Adult Star Asia Carrera’s 11 Year Old Daughter is a Full-Time College Student
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