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TRAILER: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Five million views overnight. Via Wired: Oh, you thought you were free of the wizarding world of Harry Potter? Ho ho! Not so fast, my friend. The long-marinating prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will arrive next fall. Accio, franchise! Fantastic Beasts (a title that we’ll shorten, rather than acronym as FBAWTFT, because the latter looks like an …

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Carrie Fisher & Ellen Sell Star Wars Tickets [VIDEO]

Via People: Carrie Fisher and Ellen DeGeneres heard the call of disappointed Star Wars fans who couldn’t nab tickets to the opening night of the newest installment, so they took to the street. The actress, who is reprising her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, stood on the side of a busy Los Angeles roadway with …

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TRAILER: Star Trek: Beyond

The Atlantic recaps: As a new J.J. Abrams sci-fi reboot steers into theaters this week, another franchise he once tried to salvage is soldiering on without him. The trailer for Star Trek Beyond looks like a simultaneous embrace and rejection of Abrams’s legacy with the property. It’s scored to the Beastie Boys’ blaring “Sabotage” (which featured in Abrams’s first Trek …

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90th Birthday Flash Mob For Dick Van Dyke [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Dick Van Dyke, famed Hollywood song and dance man and famously nice guy, kicked off his 90s in Los Angeles this weekend with a flash mob performance and singalong. The star sang and clapped as a group dressed as chimney sweeps, like his “Mary Poppins” character Bert, performed a choreographed dance to “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” at The Grove on Saturday.

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TRAILER: Independence Day: Resurgence

“We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity …

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Shirley Bassey & BLAKE- The Christmas Song [VIDEO]

“Dame Shirley Bassey & vocal trio BLAKE release their unique festive single ‘The Christmas Song’ on December 18th.”

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TRAILER: X-Men: Apocalypse

Coming Soon has a recap: Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful …

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Downton Abbey With American Accents [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “The cast of the popular ITV series Downton Abbey (Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech) perform a scene of the show, but substituted their British accents for American ones. The stars attempted a twist on the British period drama during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday.” (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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Actress Holly Woodlawn Dies At Age 69 [VIDEO]

Extra reports: Holly Woodlawn, a transgender trailblazer known as one of Andy Warhol’s Superstars in the early ’70s, has died at 69. Woodlawn had battled brain and liver cancer, and was mentioned by Caitlyn Jenner in a first-season episode of “I Am Cait” as being in need of thoughts and prayers. Over the summer, thousands of dollars was raised by …

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Kylie Minogue – Every Day’s Like Christmas [VIDEO]

The newest single from Kylie Minogue’s holiday album was written by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and the production video features lots of PDA with Kylie’s real-life boyfriend Joshua Sasse. As an extra-gay bonus, the track has also been remixed by 80s disco kingpins Stock Aiken Waterman (Donna Summer, Dead Or Alive, Bananarama). Both clips are below.

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Actor Robert Loggia Dies At Age 85

Oscar-nominated actor Robert Loggia, best known for his performances in Scarface and Big, has died at the age of 85. Variety reports: Loggia died Friday in Los Angeles, his widow Audrey confirmed to Variety. Loggia had been battling Alzheimers Disease for the past five years. He was nominated for a Supporting Actor Academy Award for “Jagged Edge” in 1986 for …

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Emerald City Is Burning [VIDEO]

NBC really ramped up the gay for The Wiz Live last night, serving Emerald City realness complete with voguing Munchkins who chant “Slay! Fierce!” and characters who accuse each other of throwing shade. The A. V. Club raves: And that’s how you put on a show! The Wiz Live! may be NBC’s third attempt at staging a live musical, but …

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Rocker Scott Weiland Found Dead

Billboard reports: Scott Weiland, the former frontman for rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died, his Facebook page confirmed early Friday morning (Dec. 4). “Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts,” …

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TRAILER: Batman Vs Superman

Earlier this week we got a short teaser clip and today we get the full trailer. IO9 recaps: So that happened. After years of intense secrecy around Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latest trailer went from 0 to 100 in terms of spoilers. Not only did the trailer show the reveal of Wonder Woman, but it even introduced …

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Stormtrooper Mark Hamill On Hollywood Blvd [VIDEO]

In a promotion for charity, Mark Hamill donned a stormtrooper uniform to interact with Star Wars fans and cosplayers on Hollywood Boulevard. You’ll like this. Watch below.

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Guinness World Records Recognizes World’s Oldest Performing Drag Queen, Michelle DuBarry, Age 84

Guinness World Records has made it official. Toronto’s Michelle DuBarry, 84, is the world’s oldest performing drag queen. The Toronto Star reports: As she twirls around a stage belting out Doris Day lyrics, you’d never think Michelle DuBarry is 84. But along with her birthday this week came the title of World’s Oldest Performing Drag Queen. Russell Alldread — Michelle …

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TEASER: Batman Vs Superman

The Atlantic takes a look: Batman wears a cape, and a cowl. Famously, he wears a belt. But generally, while he’s out and about on his superhero business, Batman does not wear a coat. Until now: In the latest trailer for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the upcoming mega-blockbuster that pits the titular heroes against each other, Batman (Ben …

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Scarlett Johannson Sings With Barry Manilow For (RED) Shopathon AIDS Fundraiser [VIDEO]

Jimmy Kimmel devoted last night’s show to World AIDS Day, where the delightful clip below made its debut. Ad Age is raving: There’s nothing remotely earnest about this goofy, charming video promoting (SHOPATHON) RED, a month-long fund-raising effort for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which launches today (World AIDS Day). From the start, when we see Jimmy Kimmel dialing …

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Actress Holland Taylor Comes Out: I Was Never In

People reports: At 72, actress Holland Taylor has found the love of her life, saying she is in her first deeply committed relationship ever. “It’s the most wonderful, extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life,” the actress said on WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money podcast, where she declined to name the woman she is dating. The …

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Yet Another Star Wars Trailer

Death March! Via TechCrunch: Thanksgiving doesn’t really rhyme with Star Wars Episode VII, but given that Disney wants to break the record of trailers before a theatrical release, here’s a brand new trailer full of exclusive footage. This time, the new trailer is all about the bad guy. You may remember him from his crazy-looking lightsaber in previous trailers. As …

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