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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List
The 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony is underway, hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Nine awards will be handed out during the Monday broadcast, including Entertainer of the Year, with nominees Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman.

47 other Image Awards were handed out Sunday night during a non-televised gala dinner, including Outstanding New Artist for singer SZA, and writing and directing wins for “Get Out” director Jordan Peele. Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, and Kendrick Lamar among the night’s other big winners. For the complete list of winners from Sunday...
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Comedy Central Renews ‘Jim Jefferies Show,’ Sets Nikki Glaser Sirius XM Morning Show

Comedy Central Renews ‘Jim Jefferies Show,’ Sets Nikki Glaser Sirius XM Morning Show
Comedy Central has renewed “The Jim Jefferies Show” and ordered a new Sirius XM morning show with Nikki Glaser, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The Jim Jefferies Show” has been ordered for a twenty-episode second season. Each week, Jefferies tackles the week’s top stories through desk pieces and remote segments. In Season 1, he took on topics such as gun control, big game hunting, the National Anthem protests, and sexual harassment.

Jefferies, Scott Zabielski, Jason Reich and Brillstein Entertainment PartnersAlex Murray and Tim Sarkes are the executive producers on the series. Adam Londy and Daniel Wolfberg are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.

Glaser will host “You Up with Nikki Glaser,” Comedy Central’s first ever live daily morning show, which will air on Sirius XM’s Comedy Central Radio. It will premiere in February and will broadcast live every Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am
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‘Heathers’ Series Creator Promises ‘Major’ Changes to Cult Classic, Teases Shannen Doherty Cameo

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‘Heathers’ Series Creator Promises ‘Major’ Changes to Cult Classic, Teases Shannen Doherty Cameo
Paramount Network’s “Heathers” is technically an adaptation of the 1988 cult comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, but series creator Jason Micallef said the show will still find ways to put a new spin on the story. “It’s 2018, it’s not 1988,” Micallef told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday. “No one’s going to want to watch a girl for 10 episodes follow a guy around, murder people and then whine about it.” So Micallef said he created some “very, very major character changes” for the lead character Veronica Sawyer, played by Ryder in the original movie...
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‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom., Jr. to Sing ‘America The Beautiful’ at Super Bowl LII

‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom., Jr. to Sing ‘America The Beautiful’ at Super Bowl LII
Leslie Odom Jr., best known for his Tony Award-winning role in the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” will sing “America The Beautiful” at Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.

The performance will be televised live on NBC prior to kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium. It was previously announced by the NFL and NBC that Pink will sing the National Anthem. Justin Timberlake performs the Pepsi Super Bowl Lii Halftime Show.

The pregame and halftime shows are executive produced by Ricky Kirshner.

Odom was an original cast member of the award-winning musical created by Lin Manuel-Miranda and was named Best Actor in a Musical at the 2016 Tony Awards. As a principal singer on the cast recording of a”Hamilton,” he also won a Grammy.

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A History of ‘Saturday Night Live’ F-Bombs, from Paul Shaffer to Sam Rockwell (Photos)

A History of ‘Saturday Night Live’ F-Bombs, from Paul Shaffer to Sam Rockwell (Photos)
In more than 40 years of live television, it’s amazing there haven’t been more people who have dropped an f-bomb on “Saturday Night Live.” How is it that Jimmy Fallon has giggled his way through more sketches than there have been Freudian slips from rookie cast members or famous musicians who just couldn’t give a f—, whoops! Sam Rockwell is the latest to have committed “SNL’s” cardinal sin, but he’s hardly the first. Paul Shaffer, 1980 This is the reason why musicians aren’t in more sketches. Shaffer, then a part of “SNL’s” house band, appeared in a sketch during the show’s...
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The Bold and the Beautiful: Brooke Won’t Be Happy

The Bold and the Beautiful fans know Brooke is shocked by not only what Bill decided to do when she told him she’s getting remarried to Ridge and wants to end her marriage to him, but also by the emotional state in which she’s going to find Steffy. She knows things aren’t good with Steffy and Liam despite the baby news, but she’s yet to find out precisely what happened to make this situation so bad. And she is going to be more than a little shocked. When she finds Steffy in this state, she will wonder what is going

The Bold and the Beautiful: Brooke Won’t Be Happy
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Bill Clinton Impeachment to Be Focus of Fox News Documentary Series

Fox News Channel is going after Clinton again. (No, the other one.)

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The network on Tuesday announced the premiere of Scandalous, a historical documentary style series chronicling the events that led up to President Bill Clinton‘s impeachment in the 1990s. The hourlong series will begin airing Sunday, Jan. 21 at 8/7c and will run for seven consecutive weeks.

More than 45 individuals connected to the investigation and impeachment trial — including then-Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, Senator Lindsey Graham and Monica Lewinsky confidante Linda Tripp — were interviewed for the series,
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Saudi Arabia Fund Eyeing Endeavor Stake; May Invest $500M+ In Wme Parent

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia is in talks about buying a stake in Wme holding company Endeavor. Pif, as the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund is known, is in preliminary discussions about investing more than $500M for what could be a 5%-10% share, Deadline has confirmed. Along with the talent agency, Endeavor owns Img, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Professional Bull Riders and the Miss Universe organization. An investment from Saudi Arabia would help with its…
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Latino Digital Media Company Raze Sets Series Deals With Netflix, Hulu, & TNT

Exclusive: Just in time for their one-year anniversary, the Latino digital media company Raze announced today that they have struck production and development deals with Netflix, Hulu, and TNT. Co-founded by actress Sofia Vergara, Latin World Entertainment founder Luis Balaguer, and industry leader Emiliano Calemzuk, the fast-growing company will roll out three series across the aforementioned platforms. Raze is moving forward into production with the original series Catri…
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Conan O’Brien headed to Haiti for next installment of “Conan Without Borders”

Conan O’Brien is taking his show on the road and is headed to Haiti in response to President Trump’s sh**hole remarks. The late night host and top satirist announced his intentions on social media via a zinger of a tweet “Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti, which means I’ll love it. Headed to Haiti later this week to explore and make some new friends.” What better way to take down President Trump’s outrageous racist characterization than to send it up in a “Conan Without Borders” travel series special? There have been recent efforts by the President,

Conan O’Brien headed to Haiti for next installment of “Conan Without Borders”
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History Channel Sets Global Soccer Programming Extravaganza in Run-Up to World Cup (Exclusive)

History Channel Sets Global Soccer Programming Extravaganza in Run-Up to World Cup (Exclusive)
The History channel is capitalizing on the global appeal of soccer with “History of Football,” two weeks of worldwide and localized programming celebrating the beautiful game in the run-up to this year’s World Cup. It’s the channel’s biggest-ever programming initiative.

David Villa – a World Cup winner with Spain and former Barcelona player – will feature in some of the original programming and will also serve as global ambassador for the event, promoting it to his 28 million social media followers. Considered a student of the game, the Spanish former player said of “History of Football”: “It gives my fellow players, coaches, and myself an opportunity to talk about what the game means to us and also to relive so many incredible memories.”

A+E Networks International’s executive managing director, Patrick Vien, is behind “History of Football,” which will run soccer-related programs across the channel’s schedule from May 28 to June 10, with the World Cup kicking
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Fox News to Launch Documentary Series ‘Scandalous’ That Will First Examine Clinton Impeachment Process

With so many critics and pundits envisioning a potential impeachment of President Donald Trump, Fox News Channel will examine the congressional effort to impeach President Bill Clinton in 1998 and 1999 with a seven-part weekend documentary series.

The 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet said it would launch “Scandalous,” a “historical documentary series” meant to chronicle the sequence of events around Clinton’s impeachment. The first installment of the series will debut on Sunday, January 21, and will examine the investigations of then-President Bill Clinton by the Office of the Independent Counsel. The one-hour program will be presented for seven consecutive weeks at 8 p.m. on Sundays, where it will go up against “CNN Newsroom” on CNN and Kasie Hunt’s “Kasie DC” on MSNBC.

A person familiar with the program said the network hopes the program will become a potential franchise and examine other moments in history.

The House of Representatives started an impeachment process against Clinton in December
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Facebook Orders Drama Series ‘Sacred Lies’ From Blumhouse & ‘True Blood’ Duo

Former True Blood executive producer Raelle Tucker and director Scott Winant have teamed with Blumhouse Television for Sacred Lies (working title) a half-hour drama, which has been given a 10-episode series order by Facebook Watch. Ricky Van Veen, Facebook’s Director of Development, just announced the project at Natpe. Based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden, and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, and adapted and updated by Tucker, S…
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‘Everything Sucks!’: 1990s Coming-Of-Age Dramedy Gets Netflix Premiere Date

Netflix has set February 16 for the premiere of Everything Sucks!, a half-hour coming-of-age dramedy from writers Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date) and producers Midnight Radio. Set in Boring, Oregon, in 1996, Everything Sucks! revolves around Boring High School's A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie and endure the purgatory known as high school. The series stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fab…
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Fox News Sets Clinton Impeachment Docuseries ‘Scandalous’ For Weekend Run

Fox News Channel has set a seven-part documentary-style series about the events surrounding the impeachment of President Clinton. The hourlong series, Scandalous, will debut Sunday, January 21 and air seven consecutive weeks at 8 Pm on the 20th anniversary of the events that led to Clinton becoming the second U.S. president to ever be impeached. Among the talking heads for the series who became household names with investigation and trial: former Independent Counsels…
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Why Zoey Deutch is Far and Away the Next “It’ Girl

After reading just a little bit about her I would now argue that Zoey Deutch is not the new ‘It’ girl, at least not be her choice. In terms of her acting talent it’s already being proven that she can hang with some of the best, but the term ‘It girl’ doesn’t inspire her or even strike her as appealing. She’s too much of a free spirit to consider herself in such a term and might actually rebel against it if she was labeled in such a way. Granted, she’s a rising star and might one day rival even the

Why Zoey Deutch is Far and Away the Next “It’ Girl
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Ratings: The Gifted Rises With Finale, Supergirl Hits Non-Crossover Highs

Fox’s The Gifted wrapped its freshman run on Monday with 3.4 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating during both hours, rising 36 and 42 percent from two weeks ago to hit and equal its best numbers since Oct. 30.

TVLine readers gave the two-hour season ender an average grade of “A-.”

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Over on The CW, Supergirl (2.15 mil/0.6) returned up from its fall finale, delivering its nest non-crossover numbers of the season. Valor (1.04 mil/0.2) saw a bump in audience while flat in the demo.

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Elsewhere….

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Ves Awards Nominations: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ & Latest ‘Apes’ Lead Film; ‘Thrones’ Rules All With 11 Noms

The nominations are out for the 16th annual Ves Awards, and a pair of high-profile sequels lead the movie field, while a wily TV veteran lords over all. Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to the 1982 cult classic, and War for the Planet of the Apes, the latest in a 50-year-old franchise, tied with seven noms apiece. Both will vie for the marquee Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature prize with the VFX teams behind two other sequels — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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General Hospital: Is Carly Destined for A Breakdown

General Hospital fans are wondering if perhaps Carly might just have a breakdown of sorts sooner rather than later. She’s not in a good place in some of the other situations she is in, and she’s not working her way through her own life the way she thinks she is. She’s not in a good place, and she’s not going to get her way in anything. We think she’s happy to have the real Jason back, but she’s not happy with Sam’s decisions and how it affects Jason. She’s also not happy about her son and his pregnant ex. She

General Hospital: Is Carly Destined for A Breakdown
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