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Deadline Hollywood reports: Amazon Fire TV has bolstered its lineup of live streaming channels to more than 400 — half of which are free, ad-supported offerings — and has updated several features. Nearly 20 programmers are supplying live channel content, among them bundled subscription services like YouTube TV, Sling TV and Philo. Newly integrated on Fire are free offerings like …

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Variety reports: The 73rd Emmy Awards has an airdate: CBS and the Television Academy announced Tuesday that this year’s Emmys will air live on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET (which is 5 p.m. PT). The ceremony will air on CBS as well as on demand on sister streamer Paramount Plus. Host(s), producers and venue for the Emmys will …

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New today from our pal Matt Baume: The sitcom Bewitched is one of the queerest shows I’ve ever seen — which is a little strange, since it’s about a straight couple. Just a few years later, Soap had gay characters; Mary Hartman Mary Hartman had a gay couple; MASH had a gay coming-out episode. Bewitched never had any of that. …

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Deadline Hollywood reports:  The 78th Golden Globes air on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live on NBC, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning to host for the first time since they hosted three ceremonies in row from 2013-2015. They return to a show that will be unlike any other thanks to the coronavirus restrictions, which will see …

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: Sponge on the Run comes four years after the elaborate $20 million Broadway musical based on the cartoon, which was a commercial disappointment but a delirious critical darling. The show’s psychedelic Day-Glo marine world appears to have been influential not only in the look of the new movie but also in the extent to which songs …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Deadline has confirmed that author Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a Superman reboot feature for Warner Bros and DC, which J.J. Abrams is producing under his Bad Robot label. Hannah Minghella will serve as producer. No plot yet and no attachments despite the fact that we’ve heard how Henry Cavill is eager to get back into the cape. …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Hasbro will rebrand its classic Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head toy line as simply “Potato Head,” adapting and better reflecting today’s modern families and gender identities. The toy brand announced on Thursday that while it will drop the “Mr.” from the toy brand and logo, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head will still remain in the line. With …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Halo‘s long road to the small screen has taken one final turn. Showtime’s anticipated series based on the hugely popular Xbox video game franchise will migrate to Paramount+ and be available exclusively on ViacomCBS’ streamer. Produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Amblin Television, the series is in production in Budapest and will premiere …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Chrissy Teigen rejoiced on Tuesday as President Joe Biden’s Twitter account, @POTUS, unfollowed her, after her request that he do so. “I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following. In order for me to flourish as me, I must ask you to please lord unfollow me. I love you!!! It’s not you it’s …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said movie theaters in New York City will be brought into line with the rest of New York state as of March 5, when they will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity with no more than 50 people per screen, masks, social distancing and other protocols. The guidelines include …

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Gothamist reports: Central Park’s ice rinks will reportedly close at the end of Sunday after Mayor Bill de Blasio moved to end the city’s contracts with the Trump Organization in the weeks after the riot and insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th. Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink, operated by the Trump Organization, will close weeks ahead of when their …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Even though the domestic box office remains in a funk due to the pandemic, moviegoers’ confidence has hit a record high near 50%, according to recent data by NRG. According to exhibition reports, 47% of 5,900 U.S./Canada movie theaters are open. States that are the most open include Mississippi and Utah (both 80%), Arizona (77%), Alabama (70%) …

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Variety reports: The great Emmy debate over a merged variety series category has been solved, at least for now: The Television Academy will announce on Friday that it has decided this year to maintain separate categories for variety talk series and variety sketch series after all. The decision to keep the two categories, reversing course from a previous plan to …

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Vulture reports: Black characters and other characters of color should also have the right to die tragically in sweet, poignant stories about nightmarish moments in history. That’s a slightly off-center place to begin a review of Russell T Davies’s often beautifully moving limited series It’s a Sin, about the AIDS epidemic in London. But the series follows several young people …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: CBS’ praised Mom — the network’s longest running comedy series on the air — will end its run after the current eighth season. Mom‘s series finale has been set for May 6 in its Thursday 9 PM time period. This is the last season of Mom’s two-year pickup which the Chuck Lorre-produced multi-camera comedy received in 2019. …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Regé-Jean Page is going from the Regency-era romance of Shonda Rhimes’s wildly popular Bridgerton on Netflix to the sword-wielding, role-playing action of Paramount’s forthcoming movie adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons. The actor has been cast in a leading role in the movie based on the iconic game franchise from Wizards of the Coast. Page will join previously …

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Variety reports: Ari Gold, the trailblazing LGBTQ artist who sang backing vocals for Diana Ross and Cyndi Lauper, has died of leukemia, World of Wonder Productions confirmed to Variety. He was 47. World of Wonder, the production company behind “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” worked closely with Gold on his collaborations with RuPaul. “Ari was a queer trailblazer whose fierce independence and …

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Deadline Hollywood reports:  A major moment in music got underway this week, as Taylor Swift’s re-recording of her 2008 album Fearless made its debut. It’s now Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and it’s off to a promising start. The complete album will be released in April, but the first single, Love Story, has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since its Friday …

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The Wrap reports: Hasbro, the toy brand behind the “The Mandalorian” action figures, has reportedly canceled Gina Carano’s Cara Dune action figure amid the controversy over Carano’s social media posts. A Twitter user posted the following screenshot on Friday from retailer Big Bad Toy Store. “We have been informed by Hasbro that they have canceled production and will not be …

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Variety reports: In the wake of accusations of sexism and misogyny against Justin Timberlake regarding his treatment of former girlfriend Britney Spears, and the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl in 2004, he has apologized to both women in an Instagram post. In both cases, the reasons for his apology reach back nearly 20 years: He and …

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