• Hootie Fever Takes Nashville as Blowfish Preview Reunion Tour for Country Radio Confab
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    Hootie Fever Takes Nashville as Blowfish Preview Reunion Tour for Country Radio Confab

    Has it been too long since the dolphins made you cry? There's an app for that, and it's called the upcoming Hootie and the Blowfish reunion tour — previewed Thursday at a label showcase held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Universal Music Nashville, which has made a solo country star out

  • Ben Affleck Explains Why He’s Done Playing Batman: ‘I Couldn’t Crack It’
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    Ben Affleck Explains Why He’s Done Playing Batman: ‘I Couldn’t Crack It’

    Ben Affleck is hanging up his cape and saying goodbye to Batman. In an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday, the actor explained why he will not be returning as the Caped Crusader in the 2021 film "The Batman," to be written and directed by Matt Reeves. Affleck is retiring from

  • Film and Television Veteran Annie Potts List Mid-Century Sherman Oaks Home
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    Film and Television Veteran Annie Potts List Mid-Century Sherman Oaks Home

    Veteran film and television star Annie Potts and husband James Hayman appear to have caught a classic case of the Celebrity Real Estate Fickle, setting a mid-century residence in a secluded neighborhood just below Mulholland Drive in the foothills above Sherman Oaks, Calif., out for sale at $1.795 million

  • Judge Places Gag Order on Roger Stone Case
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    Judge Places Gag Order on Roger Stone Case

    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge imposed a gag order on Roger Stone's legal proceedings that places some limitations on what he, his lawyers, and other parties say about the case. Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, was arrested last month after special counsel Robert Mueller brought

  • Bebe Rexha Drops New Single, ‘Last Hurrah’ (Listen)
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    Bebe Rexha Drops New Single, ‘Last Hurrah’ (Listen)

    Bebe Rexha is back with her first single of 2019 — "Last Hurrah." The Andrew Wells-produced track is Rexha's first solo single since 2018's "I'm a Mess," which appeared on her debut album "Expectations" alongside the Grammy nominated "Meant to Be."

  • ‘Cold War’ Cinematographer Lukasz Zal on ‘Literally Sculpting the Image’ of Post-WWII Poland
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    ‘Cold War’ Cinematographer Lukasz Zal on ‘Literally Sculpting the Image’ of Post-WWII Poland

    A version of this story about Lukasz Zal appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Pinned to the wall behind “Cold War” director of photography Lukasz Zal’s desk is a poster with a quote from Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle: “My best film is my next film.”Zal is

  • Film Review: ‘Great Bear Rainforest’
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    Film Review: ‘Great Bear Rainforest’

    Imax documentaries take us into the wilderness in ways we could only ever dream of experiencing in person, inviting us to marvel at the majesty of mother nature. Director Ian McAllister’s “Great Bear Rainforest” journeys deep into a remote, relatively untouched landscape where crystal clear lakes mirror

  • WGA Awards: ‘The Americans’ Producers on Their Long, and Extremely Victorious, Goodbye
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    WGA Awards: ‘The Americans’ Producers on Their Long, and Extremely Victorious, Goodbye

    A year after Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg locked the series finale of "The Americans," the showrunners' farewell tour comes to an end this Sunday. The FX show is among the nominees for best drama series at the Writers Guild of America Awards, which reps the last in a string of major kudos

  • Take on the Demogorgon in ‘Stranger Things’ Dungeons and Dragons Set
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    Take on the Demogorgon in ‘Stranger Things’ Dungeons and Dragons Set

    Hasbro will release a "Stranger Things" inspired Dungeons & Dragons starter set this spring, according to a press release. The starter kit has everything players need to start playing Dungeons & Dragons: A "Stranger Things" adventure book, a rulebook, five character sheets, six dice

  • New ‘Gotham’ Trailer FINALLY Reveals Jeremiah’s The Joker – Surprise? (Video)
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    New ‘Gotham’ Trailer FINALLY Reveals Jeremiah’s The Joker – Surprise? (Video)

    “Gotham” dropped a new trailer for the Fox drama’s Feb. 21 episode on Friday, revealing that (spoiler alert?) Cameron Monaghan’s Jeremiah Valeska is for sure The Joker. Yes, you’re shocked, we know.Here’s the official description for next Thursday’s installment in the final season of the Batman prequel

  • ‘Making a Murderer’ Attorney Kathleen Zellner Says State Is ‘Trying to Deceive’ About Pelvic Bone
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    ‘Making a Murderer’ Attorney Kathleen Zellner Says State Is ‘Trying to Deceive’ About Pelvic Bone

    Kathleen Zellner, the attorney for “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery, says she received a voicemail that shows the State of Wisconsin is “trying to deceive” her about the status of a pelvic bone found in a gravel pit.Zellner sent a letter to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Wednesday explaining

  • Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid Reach Settlement With NFL
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    Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid Reach Settlement With NFL

    Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, two football players who alleged the National Football League colluded to oust them from the game after they started kneeling in protest of racial inequality during the playing of the national anthem, have reached a settlement in the matter, according to a statement from

  • Caleb Deschanel Got an Oscar Nod for Shooting ‘Never Look Away’ Even Though He Can’t Speak German
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    Caleb Deschanel Got an Oscar Nod for Shooting ‘Never Look Away’ Even Though He Can’t Speak German

    A version of this story about Caleb Deschanel appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. For the first 38 years of the Academy Awards, foreign-language films were ignored in the Best Cinematography category. But in recent years, foreign fare has averaged almost one nomination

  • Makers of Berlin Competition Title ‘Marighella’ Worry About Distribution at Home
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    Makers of Berlin Competition Title ‘Marighella’ Worry About Distribution at Home

    Worried that growing political tension in Brazil may hamper the domestic release of “Marighella,” Wagner Moura's directorial debut about a leftist revolutionary, the movie's producers may seek to crowd-fund its distribution independently. “We are going to fight for it," producer Andrea Barata

  • Colin Kaepernick, NFL Settle Collusion Dispute
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    Colin Kaepernick, NFL Settle Collusion Dispute

    The NFL, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled the collusion dispute that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback brought against the league’s teams and owners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Below is the joint statement released by Kaepernick’s legal team, which was led by attorney Mark

  • Tencent Wants to Bring ‘Apex Legends’ to China (Report)
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    Tencent Wants to Bring ‘Apex Legends’ to China (Report)

    Tencent Holdings is in talks with Electronic Arts to distribute the publishers' "Apex Legends" in China as of Friday, according to a "person with direct knowledge of the matter" the South China Morning Post reported. Tencent, video game industry giant, already distributes top

  • Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Arrest Two Suspects
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    Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Arrest Two Suspects

    Chicago police confirmed on Friday that they have arrested two suspects in the case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. The police did not state what charges the men are being held on. Local media have identified the men as two brothers from Nigeria, though law enforcement has not confirmed

  • ‘Cosmos’ Season 2 to Miss March Premiere Date as Neil deGrasse Tyson Investigation Continues
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    ‘Cosmos’ Season 2 to Miss March Premiere Date as Neil deGrasse Tyson Investigation Continues

    The second season of "Cosmos" will not air in March as planned. The nonfiction series hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was set to air on March 3 on Fox and National Geographic. But according to listings sent out by Fox on Friday, reruns of "Family Guy" will now air in

  • Two Suspects in Jussie Smollett Case Under Arrest, Chicago Police Say
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    Two Suspects in Jussie Smollett Case Under Arrest, Chicago Police Say

    Two “potential suspects” brought in for questioning in the investigation of an attack on “Empire” star Jussie Smollett have been placed under arrest, Chicago police said Friday.Police provided no further details, including specific charges or whether the men were the same two men who were taken into

  • Proposed ‘Pokémon Go’ Lawsuit Settlement May Remove Poké Stops, Gyms
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    Proposed ‘Pokémon Go’ Lawsuit Settlement May Remove Poké Stops, Gyms

    A proposed settlement in the class action lawsuit against "Pokémon Go" developer Niantic could remove or change a number of Poké Stops and Gyms in the popular augmented reality game. The proposed settlement was filed in a California court on Thursday and applies to anyone in the U.S. who owns

  • ‘Cosmos’ Season 2 Premiere Pulled From March 3 Schedule by Fox
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    ‘Cosmos’ Season 2 Premiere Pulled From March 3 Schedule by Fox

    Fox and Nat Geo have pulled their respective Season 2 premieres of “Cosmos,” amid an ongoing investigation into sexual misconduct accusations leveled against host Neil deGrasse Tyson, TheWrap has learned.Fox, which had originally set “Cosmos” second season debut for March 3 at 9 p.m., will now air a

  • ‘Isle of Dogs’ Called for a Thousand Sophisticated Puppets
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    ‘Isle of Dogs’ Called for a Thousand Sophisticated Puppets

    Andy Gent says it was clear as soon as he read Wes Anderson’s script for “Isle of Dogs” that the project was very ambitious. It just took a while to understand exactly how ambitious. For example, it was originally estimated the animated movie would require between 300 and 400 puppets, the same number

  • London Theater Review: ‘The American Clock’
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    London Theater Review: ‘The American Clock’

    Time is money. Money is time. Both come unstuck in “The American Clock.” Arthur Miller’s kaleidoscopic account of the Great Depression, part autobiography, part social history, crawls through the decade after the Wall Street crash, dishing up snapshots of daily life. In the Old Vic's classy revival

  • How ‘Black Panther’ Designers Hannah Beachler and Ruth E Carter Built Wakanda With ‘a Root in Africa and Functionality’
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    How ‘Black Panther’ Designers Hannah Beachler and Ruth E Carter Built Wakanda With ‘a Root in Africa and Functionality’

    A version of this story about Hannah Beachler and Ruth E. Carter appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. When it was released last year, “Black Panther” earned worldwide acclaim for assembling the most talented cast of black actors ever seen in a blockbuster. It was hailed

  • International Cinema Group Urges Festivals to Ban Non-Theatrically Released Films From Competition
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    International Cinema Group Urges Festivals to Ban Non-Theatrically Released Films From Competition

    With the Berlin Film Festival about to wrap and Cannes fast approaching, the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) is urging programmers at leading festivals to select for competition only films that will receive a full theatrical release. UNIC, which represents exhibitors and cinema associations in