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Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Dies In Freak Accident

CNN reports: Actor Anton Yelchin, 27, who played Chekov in recent “Star Trek” movies, was killed in a freak accident early Sunday morning, police told CNN. Yelchin, who also acted in “Like Crazy” and “Alpha Dog,” died outside his home in Los Angeles, according to law enforcement. Yelchin stepped out of his car in the driveway of his Studio City ...

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Canadian Mint Issues Star Trek Coins

Via Nerdist: The Canadian Mint has announced its plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek by releasing a line of coins that can actually be used in financial transactions…if you were so inclined. Some of them are even reasonably priced. The $10 colored coins featuring Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and Scotty are only being sold for slightly over the ...

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Coming In 2019: Wicked The Movie

Via the Hollywood Reporter: Universal’s Wicked is finally a go. The studio announced Thursday that the musical adaptation of the hugely popular Broadway show and book will open in theaters Dec. 20, 2019. That puts Wicked in direct competition with a yet-to-be-revealed live-action fairy-tale movie from Disney. Stephen Daldry has long been set to direct Wicked for producer Marc Platt ...

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Pharma Douche, The Musical

For real. Via Yahoo News: Auditions are being held this weekend to play Martin Shkreli in a upcoming musical about the infamous millionaire, hoverboard-riding pharma bro called “Martin Shkreli’s Game.” “Remember when the internet thought that Bill Murray could legally steal back the $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, from that pharma bro Martin Shkreli? ...

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Barbra Streisand – At The Ballet [AUDIO]

Just Jared reports: Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley show off their singing voices alongside Barbra Streisand on the A Chorus Line song “At the Ballet” for the legend’s new Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway album. The song can now be streamed on Spotify and it is available for download on iTunes! The full album is available for pre-order right now ...

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Carpool Karaoke With Broadway Stars [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: On Monday night, James Corden hosted a special Tony Awards edition of “Carpool Karaoke” to drum up hype for the show, which he’ll be hosting on CBS the night of June 12. And of course, he had to have Pulitzer Prize-winning, MacArthur Genius Grant-receiving Lin-Manuel Miranda on, whose musical Hamilton set a Tonys record this year ...

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MASH-UP: The 2016 Tony Musical Nominees [VIDEO]

The 2016 Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 12th from Manhattan’s Beacon Theater, where Barbra Streisand will be a presenter. Clip recap: In celebration of this year’s Tony nominees for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival, Playbill captured this mash-up from RANGE a cappella. With an arrangement by RANGE co-founders Ross Baum and Ben Holtzman, we catch the magic of ...

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#LGBTSuperheroes [VIDEO]

Via press release: Why are LGBT Superheroes missing or desexualised in hollywood blockbusters? Iceman, Mystique, Catwoman and many other well known superheroes are written as LGBT in the comic books, only to then appear as straight when they hit the big screen. Launching in partnership with MCM Comic Con today and following #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend trending last week, this trailer gives fans ...

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Bill Cosby To Stand Trial On Sex Assault Charges

CNN reports: More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial. A Pennsylvania judge found enough evidence during a hearing Tuesday to proceed with a criminal trial. It’s not clear when his trial will start. Cosby faces three counts of felony indecent assault from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an ...

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TRAILER: Beauty & The Beast

Via Entertainment Weekly: How much do the folks at Disney want you to be their guest — or, at least, an extremely welcome paying audience member — when Beauty and the Beast is released on March 17, 2017? This morning, a teaser trailer was unveiled on Good Morning America for the live-action remake of the beloved animated film almost 10 ...

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SPOILER: Game Of Thrones

Last night’s Game Of Thrones featured gore, frontal male nudity, and a lot of backstory about the White Walkers. But it was the heartbreaking revelation of how Hodor got his name that has social media buzzing. Stay out of the comments if you’ve not yet seen it, otherwise dive in and dish.

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Mr. Ed Star Alan Young Dies At Age 96

From the Los Angeles Times: Alan Young, the amiable comedic actor who became a TV icon in the early 1960s starring opposite a talking horse named Mister Ed, died Thursday. He was 96. Young, whose later career included doing the voices for Scrooge McDuck and other cartoon characters, died of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Home, the ...

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TRAILER: Star Trek Beyond

/FILM recaps: The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was a big ‘ol slice of cringe, the kind of marketing that makes longtime fans and newbies alike sink into their theater seats with embarrassment. The new preview, which was initially unveiled as part of a special fan event before warping its way online, feels like a pretty darn good apology. ...

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TEASER: Star Trek [VIDEO]

Not much to see here, but the Trekkies are surely fired up. Via Wired: While CBS’ upfronts presentation today was largely confined to its new shows coming next season, the network took the opportunity to unveil the very first teaser for its new Star Trek series. Set to debut in 2017—the pilot will premiere on CBS, with the show at ...

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TRAILER: 24: Legacy

Another reboot. The Verge recaps:  Fox just announced its fall and mid-season slates this week, and judging from its explosive first trailer, 24: Legacy might just be the biggest of the bunch. Here, war vet Eric Carter (Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins) is living life in witness protection after spearheading the operation that killed a known terrorist. However, when the ...

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TEASER: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “It’s not easy having a good time.” These are some of the first words we hear from Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the trailer for Fox’s remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Indeed, judging by Janet (Victoria Justice)’s timid giggle and the short clip we hear of “The Time Warp,” the cast has been hard ...

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TRAILER: Prison Break

Newsweek recaps: Dallas, 24 and The X-Files are just some of the classic shows that have been revived in recent years. And while we all eagerly await Twin Peaks, next up is a reunion—ignoring that pseudo-reunion on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow—for everyone’s favorite jailbird brothers, Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows on Prison Break. Seven years after the original series ...

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TRAILER: Orange Is The New Black Season 4

The Verge recaps: With about a month left until Orange is the New Black‘s fourth season premieres, Netflix has released its first trailer out into the wild. The big shift this season is that Litchfield is now a for-profit prison, which means 100 new inmates, stricter rules, and even more personality clashes than usual. Earlier this year, Netflix renewed the ...

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Trailer: Inferno

The Hollywood Reporter recaps: Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have released a teaser trailer for Inferno. Tom Hanks is back as symbologist Robert Langdon in the third onscreen installment of Dan Brown’s best-selling series, alongside Felicity Jones, Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan. In Inferno, Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia and teams up with Sienna Brooks (Jones), ...

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Radiohead – Burn The Witch [VIDEO]

The Verge recaps: After slowly disappearing from the internet and releasing a few short teasers through Instagram, Radiohead has released a stop-motion video for their new song “Burn the Witch.” It’s the band’s first piece of new music since their almost-Bond theme “Spectre,” which was released last Christmas, and it’s the first single from the band’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled ninth studio ...

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