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Star Wars Hits $1 Billion Gross

Via the Associated Press: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed. The Walt Disney Co. said “The Force Awakens” crossed the billion-dollar mark Sunday, accomplishing the feat in just 12 days. The previous movie to reach $1 billion the fastest was Universal’s “Jurassic World,” which did it …

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TRAILER: Sesame Street On HBO

IGN reports: The 46th season of Sesame Street debuts on its notable new home, HBO, on January 16, and in anticipation, the channel has released a new trailer and show poster. Lots of celebrities join Big Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster in the new trailer—celebrities like Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Pharrell, and Gwen Stefani. There’s even a Star Wars shoutout …

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Geoge Takei: Why I Stayed Closeted So Long [AUDIO]

Michelangelo Signorile writes at the Huffington Post: George Takei, currently starring in the Broadway musical “Allegiance,” inspired by his own family’s struggles as Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, opened up about the enormous conflict he felt early on in his career being gay but remaining closeted. It wasn’t until 2005 that the legendary actor who played Sulu …

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TRAILER: Deadpool

Via The Verge: It’s Christmas Day and Deadpool is celebrating in red and green. A new full-length Deadpool trailer gives us a closer look at Colossus and all the violent and bloody action you’d expect. If you want all the swearing and blood spatters then pick the red band version, or there’s a green band version that’s a little more …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #138 [VIDEO]

“Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent make holiday sparks fly when they begin a controversial romance in Curtis Bernhardt’s MY REPUTATION (1946). Stanwyck plays a newly widowed woman with two teenage boys, who meets a handsome Major on a skiing trip and much to the dismay of her friends and family, falls in love and must choose between her happiness and …

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TRAILER: I Saw The Light

Via Coming Soon: I Saw The Light is the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health. Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I Saw The Light …

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The Bear-Naked Chef: Episode One [VIDEO]

JMG reader Chris points us to this: “Join Adrian De Berardinis on the season premiere of The Bear-Naked Chef where he invites you to cook one of his favorite dishes, Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter’s Chicken) which is a secret family recipe that is near and dear to him and is sure to delight anyone on the quest of the perfect comfort …

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Postmodern Jukebox – Last Christmas [VIDEO]

“Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are ringing in the holidays with an Andrews Sisters-style cover of Last Christmas, the 1984 pop hit from English duo Wham! The video, which features vocalists Sara Niemietz, Cristina Gatti, Ariana Savalas and tap dancer Melinda Sullivan, can be seen below.”

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TRAILER: 4th Man Out

This was a big winner at film festivals earlier this year. Clip recap: Evan Todd (“Switched at Birth”) stars as Adam, a small-town, blue-collar mechanic who likes beer and hockey but surprises his buddies when he tells them he’s gay. Well meaning but perhaps fated to trip over themselves, hilarity ensues when said buddies all try to help Adam find …

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Obama Films Coffee Run With Jerry Seinfeld

President Obama will appear in the season debut episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Breitbart has an uncharacteristically neutral report: The taped episode features Obama and Seinfeld circling the White House driveway in a 1963 Corvette Stingray while they talk about life in the White House, according to a preview of the show provided to …

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Steve Harvey Announces Wrong Miss Universe [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Beauty pageants are places where grace and poise are meant to rule, but a decidedly awkward moment stole the show Sunday. Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Colombia the winner when she was the first runner-up. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the contestant from the Philippines, had won. A contrite Harvey was forced to fix his mistake. …

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SNL Rips Into GOP Debate [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: This week’s Saturday Night Live kicked off with a cold open dedicated to Tuesday night’s Republican debate on CNN. The sketch show’s troupe had a tall order to fill in distinguishing their skit from the real thing. They managed to pull it off with comical riffs on Donald Trump‘s bullying of Jeb Bush, Ben Carson‘s drowsy persona, and …

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Dueling Hillarys + Tina Fey’s Palin On SNL [VIDEO]

Via Deadline: As expected as the inevitable pantsuit joke, Saturday Night Live cohost Amy Poehler reprised her former giggling first lady impression to take on Kate McKinnon’s scrunch-faced dynamo candidate in a Dueling Hillary Clintons sketch on last night’s SNL. “Your laugh is different too,” said Poehler’s Hillary to McKinnon’s Hillary. “It’s less joyful.” Indeed. With Tina Fey cohosting alongside …

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TEASER: Twin Peaks

Vulture recaps: Showtime has released the first teaser for its Twin Peaks revival, and just like the show itself, it’s a bit meta and very eerie. Deputy Hawk (Michael Horse) speaks in a voice-over about returning to shooting on location, reminiscing about the mystical aspects of Twin Peaks, as we watch someone unveil the town’s sign, population 51,201, same as …

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Broadway Cares – Give A Little Bit [VIDEO]

The stars of several hit Broadway shows have done a music video for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They write: It’s our first live music video, featuring cast of familiar Broadway faces. The video is a representation of the Broadway community sharing their “thanks” to all of our supporters. Andrew Keenan-Bolger was our director, cinematographer and editor; Ted Arthur our music …

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TRAILER: Fuller House

ABC News reports: Mark your calendars, because Netflix’s “Fuller House” finally has a release date. Netflix released the first teaser trailer for the “Full House” reboot as well as details about the show’s storyline. According to a Netflix press release out today, “Fuller House” will star Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber, who are all reviving their roles …

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First Wives Club Cast To Reunite

People reports: Nearly 20 years after The First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler are together again! The ladies are reuniting for a new Netflix feature film Divanation, according to Deadline. The comedy will tell the story of “members of a once-popular singing group forced to reconnect after their volatile split and 30 year estrangement.”

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Star Wars Cast Sings Star Wars Theme [VIDEO]

Stereogum recaps: Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyongo, Carrie Fisher, various droids, and Chewbacca all joined Fallon and the Roots to Pentatonix the shit out of it. They even got grumpy old Harrison Ford to show up for a couple of seconds. And you know what? It’s great! It’s so fun!

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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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