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An Anthony Bourdain Documentary Is in the Works at CNN: ‘We Want to Do Him Justice’

An Anthony Bourdain Documentary Is in the Works at CNN: ‘We Want to Do Him Justice’
The untimely death of Anthony Bourdain earlier this year left a hole in the hearts of millions across the world who’d had their horizons broadened by the chef, TV host, and world citizen. A few months after his suicide, Bourdain’s former network CNN — which aired “Parts Unknown,” a kind of spiritual successor to his earlier “No Reservations” — has announced that it’s working on what’s being billed as “the definitive Bourdain feature documentary.”

“As well as we knew Tony,” CNN’s Amy Entelis tells Vanity Fair, “because he did reveal himself in the series, there was still a hunger to know more about him, and to honor his work and celebrate him. The documentary format became one of the more obvious ways to go.”

“We just want to make it perfect,” she added. “We want to make it exquisite for Tony. We want to do him justice.
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Don’t Tell Allison Janney She Could Make Emmy History: ‘Should I Change My Name?’

Don’t Tell Allison Janney She Could Make Emmy History: ‘Should I Change My Name?’
A version of this story about Allison Janney first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Allison Janney could make history at the Emmys this year, but she doesn’t want to hear about it.

For starters, a win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on “Mom” would be her eighth Emmy, tying her with Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the most performing wins by an actress.

In addition, she could complete an Oscar-Emmy double play so rare that only two other actresses, both of them named Helen, have accomplished it.

Helen Hunt did it in 1998, winning an Oscar for “As Good as It Gets” and then five months later picking up an Emmy for “Mad About You.” Helen Mirren repeated the feat in
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Inspired by 1985’s ‘Fletch’ (Exclusive)

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Inspired by 1985’s ‘Fletch’ (Exclusive)
When Season 3 of “Stranger Things” eventually returns, don’t expect Chief Jim Hopper to be jumping for joy at the sight of Starcourt Mall — or rushing to buy a sundae from Joe Keery’s Steve Harrington, for that matter. “I don’t know if Hopper would be caught dead at Scoops Ahoy,” David Harbour joked ahead of a spooky “Stranger Things” screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Harbour characterized the curmudgeonly cop with a heart of gold’s outlook towards the town’s new development as a little more than complicated. “Clearly, he’s a
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H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’ Will Be Turned Into a TV Series By Sky

H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’ Will Be Turned Into a TV Series By Sky
There’s never a bad time for time-travel, especially the mother of all time-travel stories. H.G. WellsThe Time Machine is receiving another adaptation courtesy of the European network Sky. Sky is currently developing a The Time Machine TV series with plans to air it on the Sky Atlantic channel, and potentially exporting it to premium cable channels like […]

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2018 VMAs Will Have No Host

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2018 VMAs Will Have No Host
The VMAs are going stag this year, with no host set to lead the 2018 MTV awards show, a spokesperson for the network tells TheWrap.

“This year we opted for a tighter show,” VMAs executive producer Bruce Gillmer told Bustle Friday. “We want to let the music do the talking a little bit more. We love having a host, if it’s somebody that is pin-point and dead-on for what we’re looking for.”

“We’re just as happy [not having a host], and by the way, the show is just as vibrant, just as successful with or without. So this year, we’re happy that we have all the music that we have. The music will speak for itself.”

This is not the first time in the show’s nearly 35 year history that the VMAs have been host-less.
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The Five Best Rick and Morty Side Characters

The Five Best Rick and Morty Side Characters
Capturing every side character and describing them when it comes to Rick and Morty might seem like a daunting task so we’re going to stick to the ranked top-5 at this time. Since the show came back for a season 3 as fans are psyched and no doubt ready to go nuts at the nearest McDonald’s for some more of that special but discontinued Mulan sauce that caused such a stir last season. Apart from that it will be time to welcome back a lot of the characters that Rick and Morty have interacted with over the past two seasons,

The Five Best Rick and Morty Side Characters
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Emmy Predictions: It’s The Battle Of Defending Champs As ‘Handmaids’ And ‘Thrones’ Go Once Again As Best Drama Series

Emmy Predictions: It’s The Battle Of Defending Champs As ‘Handmaids’ And ‘Thrones’ Go Once Again As Best Drama Series
Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on contenders in the key categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the category of Outstanding Drama Series. This category made history last year by ushering in five first-season nominees in Emmy's most prestigious and difficult-to-crack category. Of course, it helped that two-time winner Game of Thrones took a year off to help give the new guys a chance. It's back this…
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Magicians Stars Tease Bloody Season 4, the Monster's Evil... Tickle Plot?

Magicians Stars Tease Bloody Season 4, the Monster's Evil... Tickle Plot?
The Magicians is upping the gore quotient considerably in Season 4: “I spend 50 percent of the time covered in blood,” star Jason Ralph told Kimberly Roots during a visit to TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con suite.

Ralph didn’t spill who or what is responsible for his character Quentin’s bloody state, but the actor did tease the nefarious intentions of the monster who took over Eliot’s body at the close of Season 3. While the baddie can take up residence in anyone, he’ll be spending at least some of his time in more unconventional places.

“There’s an
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The Five Best Male Movie Villains of the 80s

Let’s just put it out there: the 80s was an awesome decade for villains. They were getting more ruthless, more uncaring, unfeeling, and in some ways they were getting better at masking who they really were. But they were also, on the other end of the spectrum, getting crazier and more out of control when it came time to really go berserk. A lot of people would gladly forget the 80s for a number of reasons but when it comes to movies you can’t deny that the 80s produced some of the most iconic villains of all time. Their very

The Five Best Male Movie Villains of the 80s
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about India Eisley

Just looking at India Eisley you might either think movie star or model right off the bat because she certainly has the look. There’s something youthful and innocent there but also kind of dark and perhaps just a little foreboding. But for the most part India is someone that not a lot of people seem to know about unless they’ve watched her on screen or heard about her from others. Even then she doesn’t stay in mind quite that well yet, remaining elusive to a lot of people until they see her act again. Perhaps part of it is that

10 Things You Didn’t Know about India Eisley
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Stranger Things' 'Darker' Season 3 Inspired by... Fletch?

Stranger Things' 'Darker' Season 3 Inspired by... Fletch?
Stranger Things‘ return is still a year away, but star David Harbour has already let slip a main source of inspiration for Season 3.

In a new interview with our sister site Variety, the two-time Emmy nominee reveals that series creators Matt and Ross Duffer have partially modeled the next eight episodes after the 1985 action-comedy Fletch, starring Chevy Chase. “The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies… and Fletch is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from Stranger Things… and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season,
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Late-Night TV Has a Growing Problem: Maybe There’s Too Much of It

Something funny is going on with late-night TV, but it’s not the sort of development that’s going to make anyone laugh.

Netflix’s decision to cancel programs led by comics Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale that emulated traditional late-night series, revealed Friday, marks just the most recent move in what might be seen as a scaling back of the genre. Bet in July declined to launch a second season of Robin Thede’s “The Rundown.” And Comedy Central in June axed Jordan Klepper’s “The Opposition,” a new bid to find a natural follow to its flagship “The Daily Show
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Everything You Wanted to Know about Kyber Crystals

In the beginning of the Star Wars franchise no one gave much thought to what powered a Jedi’s lightsaber or what fueled the Death Star and made it such a devastating force. In fact kyber crystals weren’t known as such until The Clone Wars series brought the idea into the mainstream. The fans knew about them long before this thanks to the books but the series managed to expand upon them and detail just why kyber crystals were so important and why they were so prized by so many. In a sense these crystals are the perfect energy conduit since

Everything You Wanted to Know about Kyber Crystals
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The Top Uses of Shawn Mendes Songs in Movies or TV

Shawn Mendes is still kind of a newcomer to the industry but he’s shown up in a big way with several songs that have left people breathless while cheering for him. It’s easy to say that he’s been most popular with the younger crowd since he’s not that old and he’s definitely focused on subjects that many young people tend to think about. This however is a big part of his allure since he’s become one of the hottest young stars to hit the scene in the last several years and is playing upon that popularity for all its worth,

The Top Uses of Shawn Mendes Songs in Movies or TV
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TV's Best and Worst Spinoffs: Frasier, Flash, The Originals, Joey and More

TV's Best and Worst Spinoffs: Frasier, Flash, The Originals, Joey and More
Not all spinoffs are created equal. Just ask Joey Tribbiani.

When the New Yorker made his way to Hollywood with his own Friends offshoot, little did he know that 14 years later he would land on TVLine’s list of the worst TV spinoffs. But for every Joey, there’s an Angel, a continuation that makes its mothership series so proud, it lands in the “Best” column.

Here, Team TVLine has gathered our picks for the cream of the spinoff crop… and the failures we wish we could unsee. Our selections include recent shows like The Originals — which will give birth to its own spinoff,
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Five of the Best Family Friendly Halloween Movies

Halloween movies with the family can be just as fun as going out to see a gory, horror-slasher on your own or with those that have the stomach for it. The great thing with Halloween movies however is that kids tend to get a kick out of them so long as they’re not too scary and feature at least a few memorable characters. And wouldn’t you know it, Halloween is actually not that far off, so it’s time to start brushing up on what you might want to break out when it comes to the ghoulish and creepy films that

Five of the Best Family Friendly Halloween Movies
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Inspired by a Chevy Chase Comedy, According to David Harbour

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Inspired by a Chevy Chase Comedy, According to David Harbour
Stranger Things” has always worn its influences on its sleeves, and season three will be no different. David Harbour, who’s received two Emmy nods for his work on Netflix’s throwback drama, tells Variety in a new interview that the next go-round will be inspired by the 1985 comedy “Fletch.”

“The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies,” he says. “And ‘Fletch’ is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from ‘Stranger Things’ and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.’” Set in the ’80s, “Stranger Things” has made numerous references to the movies and TV shows that have inspired it, from “The Goonies” and “Alien” to “Stand by Me” and “Ghostbusters.”

Chevy Chase stars in the film as Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher, an investigative reporter
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Cailee Spaeny

When a virtual unknown comes on the scene the reaction is usually pretty varied between those that are willing to help them out and those that are going to let them do their own thing and possibly trip over their own feet. So far it seems as though Cailee Spaeny has had some help and she’s been doing pretty good to be quite honest. She’s had a bit of assistance from costars but she’s also landed on her own two feet and is starting out in a very impressive way. Already she’s been noticed as a big up and comer

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Cailee Spaeny
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Friday Ratings: A Three-Way Tie, But Adjustments For NFL Games May Determine Winners

It was a night of close races in the preliminary tallies of the Friday ratings wars, as real-life ruled. As of Saturday morning, the overall network rating/share race for the night is a three-way tie between NBC, ABC, and CBS, all with matching scores of 0.6/3 on the judging card. NBC currently has the total viewership win with 3.25 million. However, pre-season NFL games took over some key slots in big cities, so check back on Monday afternoon for the final ratings…
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Ivanka Trump Really Hated the ‘Complicit’ Skit on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Says Omarosa

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and it would appear that Donald Trump isn’t the only member of his family who fumed at his portrayal on “Saturday Night Live.” As part of her scorched-earth press tour for her memoir “Unhinged,” Omarosa Manigault has released an excerpt in which she claims that the First Daughter was none too pleased with last year’s “Complicit” skit.

The skit is presented as a perfume ad, with Scarlett Johansson standing in for Ivanka: “A woman like her deserves a fragrance all her own, a scent made just for her,” a narrator intones. “Because she’s beautiful, she’s powerful, she’s…complicit.”

“At the senior staff meeting, Ivanka couldn’t stop bemoaning it, how offensive it was, how ridiculous it was,” Omarosa wrote in an excerpt published People. “We’d all been subject to ‘SNL’ attacks…we’d all been hit,
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