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The 2021 Oscars will be held live, not on Zoom

Several award shows have done virtual events in 2020, but the Oscars won't be doing that next April → Read More

Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy to star in new Netflix series

Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy are going to star in a new Netflix comedy show about a man who suddenly becomes a messenger for God → Read More

Armie Hammer to star in drama series about making The Godather

Armie Hammer is going to star in Paramount Plus' drama series about the making of The Godfather → Read More

Arrow's David Ramsey is returning to the Arrowverse

David Ramsey, who played John Diggle on Arrow, will be appearing in (and directing) five episodes across the Arrowverse → Read More

Halsey joins The Weeknd in denouncing the shadiness of Grammy nominations

Halsey was snubbed by the 2021 Grammy nominations, and she suggests that it might be because the process is driven by "bribes" → Read More

Peter Dinklage to star in Toxic Avenger reboot

Peter Dinklage is going to star in Legendary's attempt to squeeze some mainstream, Deadpool-style success out of Troma's Toxic Avenger → Read More

U.K. culture secretary wants to remind you that The Crown is fictionalized

The Crown is based on real events, but some people are concerned that Netflix doesn't make it clear just how fictionalized some of it is → Read More

The Croods sequel wins the box office in another slow week

The Croods: A New Age made the most money at U.S. theaters this weekend, but as usual that's not saying much → Read More

After getting snubbed, The Weeknd declares that the Grammys are "corrupt" anyway

After getting snubbed at the Grammy nominations, The Weeknd tweeted that the awards are "corrupt" anyway → Read More

Amazon renews The Expanse for a sixth and final season

After three years on Syfy and three more years on Amazon, sci-fi series The Expanse will be coming to an end → Read More

One Day At A Time canceled by the Pop network

Once again, One Day At A Time has been canceled, with producer Sony hoping to shop it around to other networks → Read More

Pete Davidson to star in It's A Wonderful Life table read

Pete Davidson is playing George Bailey in a virtual table read of It's A Wonderful Life → Read More

Netflix pulls Chappelle's Show at Dave Chappelle's request

Netflix has agreed to remove Chappelle's Show after Dave Chappelle informed the company about how ViacomCBS cut him out of the rights → Read More

Finding Forrester is becoming an NBC drama series

The 2000 Sean Connery film Finding Forrester is becoming a TV show thanks to NBC → Read More

Ken Jennings to step in as interim Jeopardy! host

We don't know who will be Jeopardy!'s new permanent host, but Ken Jennings will at least be a temporary one → Read More

Freaky wins the weekend box office, but things are grim again

Body-swap thriller Freaky won the box office this weekend, but the numbers for everything are way down → Read More

Mark Ruffalo is Ryan Reynolds' dad (in a Netflix movie about time travel)

Mark Ruffalo is going to play Ryan Reynolds' dad in an upcoming Netflix time travel movie → Read More

Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather: Part III director's cut

Francis Ford Coppola has shared a trailer for The Godfather Coda: The Death Of Michael Corleone, his new cut of The Godfather: Part III → Read More

John Cleese would like everyone to know he's "not that interested" in transgender people

When asked why he signed a letter of support of J.K. Rowling, John Cleese said he's "not that interested" in transgender people → Read More

Alan Rickman's career-spanning diaries to be published as a book

25 years of Alan Rickman's diaries are going to be compiled into a book → Read More