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The CW Taps Taye Diggs for Greg Berlanti-Produced Football Drama Pilot

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The CW Taps Taye Diggs for Greg Berlanti-Produced Football Drama Pilot
Taye Diggs has been drafted by The CW.

The “Rent” actor will co-star in the network’s untitled football drama pilot from “Reign” executive producer and writer April Blair, an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

The Greg Berlanti-produced project centers around a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. The story follows the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. The drama is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.
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Serena Williams Narrates New Doc on Cultural, Racial Impact of 1968 Olympic Games (Video)

Serena Williams Narrates New Doc on Cultural, Racial Impact of 1968 Olympic Games (Video)
The year 1968 goes down as one of the most tumultuous and politically-charged in modern U.S. history. Vietnam War casualties were at their height, protest movements raged, both Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated — and the Summer Olympic Games headed south of the border to Mexico City amid social unrest and protests in the country. Tennis star and former Olympian Serena Williams gives viewers a special insight into that pivotal period in new NBC documentary, “1968,” showcasing how the Mexico City Games became a stage for a powerful collision of sport and politics. Also Read: French Skater's Breast Pops Out During Mid-Routine Olympic...
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‘Nashville’ Sets Series Finale Date on CMT

‘Nashville’ Sets Series Finale Date on CMT
Nashville” fans will need to mark their calendars.

CMT announced Thursday that the final eight episodes of the country music drama will begin airing on June 7 at 9 p.m., with the series finale set to air on July 26. Hulu, the exclusive Svod home of the series, will continue to make the episodes available to stream the day after they air on CMT.

In addition, the series will add Ronny Cox and Mia Maestro in recurring roles for the final episodes. Cox will play Gideon, a recently reformed, lifelong alcoholic. He’s come back to try and heal a long broken relationship with his son, Deacon (Charles Esten). Gideon is a crusty, frustrated, would-be musician, who resented his son’s success. Maestro will play Rosa, a dedicated follower of Darius’ (Josh Stamberg) Movement who is now having doubts about her role in it.
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Natalie Morales to Reunite With ‘Parks and Recreation’ Co-Creator Mike Schur for ‘Abby’s’

Natalie Morales to Reunite With ‘Parks and Recreation’ Co-Creator Mike Schur for ‘Abby’s’
Natalie Morales is set to work with a familiar face as she reunites with “Parks and Recreation” co-creator Mike Schur for the upcoming NBC comedy “Abby’s.” The network confirmed that the actress will play the titular role of Abby in the pilot, with Schur pegged as producer. “No nonsense, slight but strong, Abby is ex-military, a staff sergeant in the Army who did two tours of duty in Afghanistan,” says the show description. “Warmly convivial but never openly sentimental, Abby has found her calling, hosting friends and newcomers in her open-air backyard bar where locals find camaraderie and a kind of...
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Trial & Error’: Kristin Chenoweth To Star In Season 2 Of NBC Legal Comedy Series

Trial & Error’: Kristin Chenoweth To Star In Season 2 Of NBC Legal Comedy Series
Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth will succeed John Lithgow as a star on the upcoming second season of NBC’s anthology comedy series Trial & Error. She will play a central new character accused of murder in a season-long arc, similar to Lithgow’s Larry Henderson in Season 1. Chenoweth will play Lavinia Peck-Foster, the first lady of East Peck, a larger-than-life grand dame — at least in her own mind. She is an eccentric heiress known for her flamboyant outfits, large…
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‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Lands Lead Role in ABC Drama Pilot ‘False Profits’

‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Lands Lead Role in ABC Drama Pilot ‘False Profits’
Scandal” star Bellamy Young is staying in the ABC family.

The actress, who plays Mellie Grant on the Shondaland series, has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming ABC drama pilot “False Profits.” The project, described as a comedic soap in the vein of “Desperate Housewives,” follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.

Young will play Laura, a single mom with two kids who tries to make the best of a bad situation. Tired of being ten steps behind, Laura signs up for a multi-level marketing scheme for selling cosmetics.

Young has been with “Scandal” since the very beginning, with the show wrapping up its seventh and final season this spring. She will also appear in the upcoming Disney film “A Wrinkle in Time.” She has also appeared on shows like “Scrubs,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Dirty Sexy Money
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‘L.A. Confidential’: Brian J. Smith To Star In CBS Drama Pilot

‘L.A. Confidential’: Brian J. Smith To Star In CBS Drama Pilot
Sense8‘s Brian J. Smith is set as a lead in CBS drama pilot L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's classic noir novel, from Arnon Milchan, producer of the acclaimed 1997 L.A. Confidential movie; CBS TV Studios; New Regency; and Lionsgate TV. Written by Harper and directed by Michael Dinner, L.A. Confidential follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress whose paths intersect as the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the…
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Drunk History: Season Six Renewal for Comedy Central TV Show

Drunk History: Season Six Renewal for Comedy Central TV Show
Comedy Central is hitting the sauce again.

Today, the network announced they've renewed Drunk History for a sixth season. From Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, the comedy features a narrator and guest stars reenacting historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy storytellers.

Previous guests have included Tiffany Haddish, Paget Brewster, Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Mandy MooreJason Mantzoukas, Seth Rogen, and Weird Al Yankovic.
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Tiffany Haddish Set to Host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Tiffany Haddish Set to Host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Tiffany Haddish‘s worldwide takeover continues: The Girls Trip breakout has been tapped to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, airing Monday, June 18 at 9/8c. Haddish made the big announcement early Thursday on Instagram:

Haddish was previously one of the stars of the gone-too-soon Carmichael Show. On the heels of Girls Trip‘s massive success, she returned to NBC last fall for her SNL hosting debut. This spring, she’ll star opposite Tracy Morgan in the TBS comedy The Last O.G.

Word of Haddish’s MTV gig comes just days after it was revealed that she’ll voice
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‘Hamilton’ Alum Brandon Victor Dixon Joins NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’

‘Hamilton’ Alum Brandon Victor Dixon Joins NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’
Brandon Victor Dixon has been cast as Judas in NBC’s upcoming live staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the network announced Thursday.

Dixon won a Tony in 2014 as a producer of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” which won for Best Revival of a Musical. In 2006 Dixon was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Harpo in “The Color Purple,” and again in 2016 for his role as Eubie Blake in “Shuffle Along.”

In addition to his Tony nominations, Dixon is known for taking over the role of Aaron Burr in the hit musical “Hamilton” from original star Leslie Odom Jr. Dixon played Burr for nearly a year at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. He currently co-stars on the Starz series “Power” as Terry Silver. His previous screen credits include “The Good Wife” and “The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors” in December.

Also joining the cast are Tony nominee Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee
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Ana Ortiz Joins ABC's Whiskey Cavalier Opposite Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan

Ana Ortiz Joins ABC's Whiskey Cavalier Opposite Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan
Ugly Betty vet Ana Ortiz is returning to ABC with a supporting role in Whiskey Cavalier, ABC’s hour-long dramedy pilot starring Scandal‘s Scott Foley and The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan.

The potential series — from Scrubs and Cougar Town EP Bill Lawrence — centers on the adventures of Foley’s FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with Cohan’s quick and cunning CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship,
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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Brady Confesses to Eve

Days of Our Lives fans know that Brady has to do things his own way, and we also know he’s sometimes very unlikeable as a result. He’s been making some poor choices more than he hasn’t been, and we can’t seem to figure out if he wants to upset everyone he knows or if that is just something he can’t help but do every chance he gets. He’s going to have a confession to make to Eve, and we know it’ll be nothing more than lies. Their entire relationship is based on lies as he works so hard with Victor

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Brady Confesses to Eve
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The Top 20 Ghosts in Movie History

The subjects of horror movies run the gamut from crazed axe-wielding psychopaths to hordes of the undead. They might feature aliens, vampires, or even killer animals in order to scare the wits out of the viewer and tell a great tale. Some of the best antagonists in horror films, however, are ghosts. Ever since the very first horror movie was created in the late 19th century – Le Manoir du Diable, a French classic – their subjects have captivated audiences with interesting backstories, terrifying abilities, and occasionally humor. When you add a ghost to the mix it makes it even

The Top 20 Ghosts in Movie History
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Big Short”

The Big Short, in layman’s terms, is about those in the know when it came to the housing bubble, being able to make a profit and still live with themselves in some obscure way. It was based on the very real story of what happened between 2007 and 2008 when the housing bubble was at its most untenable stage, when people were looking left and right and trying to figure out just what was going on. A few people knew what was coming and tried to tel others but then again some that knew were trying to get their payday

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Big Short
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The Top 20 Movies about The Olympics

The Olympic Games is one of the biggest sporting events held as it brings together competitors from across the globe from almost every sport. This event is hosted every four years in different locations each time. The Winter Olympics are also hosted every four years and take place at the midpoint between the Olympic Games events. The competitions that take place are spectacular to watch and viewers of the events enjoy the anticipation leading up to the finals and the excitement of watching people realize their dreams and make significant sporting achievements, such as breaking world records. Even those who

The Top 20 Movies about The Olympics
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The Top Uses of Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” in Movies or TV

Nat King Cole was a popular singer and dominated much of the 1940’s and 50’s with his music and his sweet, crooning voice. Unforgettable however was one of his all-time most popular songs and one that has been recorded many upon many different times to the delight of audiences that still remember what his music was all about. This song has endeared a good number of decades and has still been used in recent movies to great effect. His daughter even sang a duet with this song at one point after she’d come to grips with the fact that she

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Hiking The Continental Divide Trail in Four Minutes

No, hiking the Continental Divide trail is not possible in four minutes, but watching clips of it is. The 3,100 mile trek that connects Mexico and Canada through the Us seems like it might be a very long walk and could be extremely lonely unless you took someone along with you. Even then it might be incredibly taxing unless you happened to be an experienced hiker and had weathered more than a few long distance treks throughout the years. This kind of trip would make it necessary to either have an ample supply of funds available or on hand, and

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail in Four Minutes
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Man Gets Tired of Waiting on Plane and Decides to Step Out onto the Wing

So the guy got tired of waiting to get off the plane so he took a stroll outside and sat on the wing to wait it looks like. I agree that it takes a while to get off the plane at times but I do believe that airport security might want to have a word with you about this little adventure if they happened to see it. In some airports you might get away with a stern lecture, a fine, something, but with airports whose security is turned up to 11 you might find yourself spending a night in lockup

Man Gets Tired of Waiting on Plane and Decides to Step Out onto the Wing
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Video Explains Why It’s So Hard to Fall Asleep

So why is it so hard to fall asleep? That kind of depends on who you ask and what kind of lifestyle you lead. It doesn’t matter if you’re an early riser or a night owl, sleep is eventually needed by every human being living. It’s the shutdown time that allows your brain and your body to get some much-needed rest from the day of work and exertion you’ve just done. However, those that have trouble falling asleep can be experiencing difficulty for many different reasons. Some people, and there’s days I envy them, can fall asleep just about anywhere

Video Explains Why It’s So Hard to Fall Asleep
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Is This the Real Reason Babe Ruth Was Never Hired as a Manager?

There’s probably a couple of other reasons why Babe Ruth never became a manager but one in particular seems to shine through thanks to the words of his daughter. Babe Ruth would have gladly signed on colored athletes had he been a manager for the pros. Considering the era in which he played that would have been a big no-no to a lot of those in charge around that time. White and colored players did not start playing together in the pros until Jackie Robinson effectively broke the color barrier in 1947 when he stepped onto Ebbot’s field for the

Is This the Real Reason Babe Ruth Was Never Hired as a Manager?
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