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Tracy Morgan’s sitcom 'will be waiting for him,' says FX Networks

Tracy Morgan’s sitcom “will be waiting for him," says FX Networks
Morgan had been working on an FXX sitcom with the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” guys. "The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident,” FX said in a statement. “We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him. Right now our thoughts and prayers remain with Tracy, the other victims of the accident, and their families.”


Why are Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Key and Peele all competing in Emmy’s best supporting actor categories?
They’re not likely going to win in the Emmy leading actor categories. PLUS: Watch "Inside Amy Schumer's" Emmy trailer.


Cleveland Browns turned down HBO “Hard Knocks” with Johnny Football
Heisman winner Johnny Manziel helped boost NFL draft coverage, but the Browns didn’t want the distraction of cameras following him and the rest of the team around.


Spoiler: Is HBO's “Game of Thrones” scheduling some kind of twisted inside joke?
Season 4 kicked off nearly a week later than the last two seasons. PLUS: Hannah Murray talks Gilly.


“Orange is the New Black’s” fake band Sideboob has put out a real album
Sideboob’s music is available for streaming.


Julian McMahon may star in Spike TV’s “The Chairman”
The former “Nip/Tuck” star is helping develop the suspense thriller based on the book by Stephen Frey, which would become Spike’s first drama series.


Bryan Cranston upstages Robert De Niro at Stanley Cup finals
The Madison Square Garden put the former “Breaking Bad” star on the Jumbotron, while ignoring De Niro in the background.


Explained: Why Facebook and Twitter users keep posting about Rue McClanahan’s death
The former “Golden Girls” star died four years ago, but you would never know it from the reaction on social media this week.


Kenneth Branagh is set to film a 4th and final series of “Wallander”
The “Masterpiece” Swedish detective series may film a final season next year.

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<p>Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke in &quot;Regression.&quot;</p>

Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke in "Regression."

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Ethan Hawke lends Emma Watson a hand in first image from 'Regression'

'The Others' director Alejandro Amenabar returns to genre filmmaking

After making a smashing English-language debut in 2001 with "The Others," Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar hasn't been quite as busy in Hollywood as one might have hoped. He returned to Spain for his follow-up, the euthanasia-themed biopic "The Sea Inside," and picked up the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for his efforts. In 2009, he returned to international filmmaking with the Rachel Weisz-starring historical drama "Agora," an ambitious but rather turgid affair that didn't find much of an audience.

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Disney launching 'Lion King' spinoff 'The Lying Guard'

Disney launching “Lion King” spinoff “The Lying Guard”
Kion, the second-born son of Simba and Nala, will star in this new franchise, which will debut with a TV movie in late 2015 and a regular series in early 2016.


Watch Louis CK tell the true story of “Into the Woods”
Last night’s “Louie” traveled back to 1981 when Louis CK was 13 years old. PLUS: “Into the Woods” was the darkest episode ever of "Freaks and Geeks,” it was an "anti-disconnection narrative,” Louis CK keeps re-using actors, and watch a 20-year-old Louis CK doing standup six years after the events of last night's episode.


Why “The Arsenio Hall Show” was canceled
Turns out Arsenio didn’t have a regular showrunner, he struggled to book big-name guests (other than Prince), he dropped 60% in the 18-49 demo and he was losing the 11-midnight timeslot across the country.


NBC and CNN will mark this week’s 20th anniversary of the O.J. Simpson murder case
Tonight CNN presents “O.J.’s Wild Ride: 20 Years After the Chase,” while NBC News airs the “Dateline” special “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: What the Jury Never Heard” on Wednesday.


Watch model Cara Delevingne’s TV acting debut
The 21-year-old is becoming a “model slash actress” with her role in the Sky Arts drama Playhouse Presents: Timeless.


Steve Buscemi reacts to the “Buscemi Eyes” Disney characters meme
“It makes those characters a little bit hotter,” he tells Seth Meyers.

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<p>&quot;Hillary Clinton: Public and Private with Diane Sawyer&quot;</p>

"Hillary Clinton: Public and Private with Diane Sawyer"

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TV Ratings: '24: Live Another Day' tops ABC's Hillary Clinton special on Monday

Nobody cares about a 'Bachelorette' recap special

Fast National ratings for Monday, June 9, 2014.

Jack Bauer for President? FOX's "24: Live another Day" beat ABC's "Hillary Clinton: Public and Private with Diane Sawyer" and carried FOX to primetime wins in most measures.

Of course, by that standard, Jack Bauer would lose the presidency to the stars of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior," which was Monday's top show among young viewers.

Among other Monday notables, "MasterChef," "Mistresses" and "Beauty and the Beast" were all down week-to-week.

On to the numbers...

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj keeps it classy in 'Pills N Potions' video: Watch

Check out which rapper shows up for silent support

 

The re-birthing of Nicki Minaj as a class act—as opposed to the multi-colored cartoon mess we first met a few years ago — is complete with the video for “Pills N Potions,” released today.

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<p>&quot;Speed&quot;</p>

"Speed"

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Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and Jan de Bont look back at 'Speed' 20 years later

It was a runaway success nobody saw coming

There's a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. As movie premises go, this one is absolutely ridiculous, right? You'd have been forgiven for thinking so, at least, as few involved with Jan de Bont's "Speed," which was released by 20th Century Fox on June 10, 1994, could have anticipated its popularity. The film was a runaway hit, winning two Oscars and grossing over $350 million worldwide. Now, 20 years later, it's a celebrated relic of an era before blockbuster filmmaking was so awash in digital wizardry, an era when practical movie magic sold the highest of concepts to the masses.

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<p>&quot;Speed&quot;</p>

"Speed"

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'Speed' 20th anniversary: Meet the passengers of bus 2525

An oral history of a surprise blockbuster

When director Jan de Bont set about casting the various faces and secondary characters that populated bus #2525 in his 1994 actioner "Speed," it was very important to him that they reflect the multicultural identity of Los Angeles. Not only that, but he wanted there to be a heavy dose of realism in his choices, actors who seemed to be people you could look over on a morning commute and see reading the paper, sipping coffee, gazing out the window and starting their day.

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George R.R. Martin joins Twitter, but won’t tweet much

George R.R. Martin joins Twitter, but won’t tweet much
The “Game of Thrones” honcho’s 1st tweet on Monday said: "I don't tweet all that much, please check out my live journal page. ;) #myfirstTweet."


“Powers” comic book is becoming a TV series, thanks to Sony PlayStation
“Powers,” which was once a failed pilot starring Jason Patric and Lucy Punch, is getting the Playstation treatment in December.


Jerry Seinfeld tells Letterman each “Comedians in Cars” episode costs $100,000 to produce — and he’s trying to get Woody Allen
Seinfeld has never heard back from Allen. “I don’t like to bother people,” he said at the Paley Center, answering why he didn’t follow up with the famous director.


Watch Lena Dunham's special artistic performance helping Sia on “Late Night”
Wearing a blonde wig, the “Girls” star delivered a special performance for Sia’s “Chandelier.”


Joel McHale and Gillian Jacobs are still promoting “Community” despite its cancelation
They’re both spending this week talking "Community" at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. "You can cancel us all you want but we'll never stop promoting Community,” Jacobs wrote on Instagram.


HBO’s “Bessie” biopic adds Charles S. Dutton and Mike Epps
Dutton will play Ma Rainey's husband and partner, while romance Bessie Smith.


New York City Council to examine reality TV working conditions
A council committee will examine reality working conditions amid efforts by the Writers Guild of America, East, to unionize reality workers.


Jimmy Fallon has a “Tight Pants” battle with J.Lo
Watch Jennifer Lopez and Fallon dance it out in their tight pants.

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<p>George Clooney</p>

George Clooney

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George Clooney and Josh Brolin reuniting with Coens for 'Hail, Caesar!' at Universal

Coens plus Clooney plus Brolin equals Oscar bait

Since breaking onto the cinema scene with 1985's "Blood Simple," Joel and Ethan Coen have made movies with Miramax, Focus Features, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, the long-gone Gramercy Pictures, Universal Pictures and CBS Films. Recently, the duo have partnered with uber-producer Scott Rudin on three straight movies, but now they are taking a break from their "True Grit" collaborator and reuniting with longtime buddies Working Title for "Hail, Caesar!" And, in something of a surprise, news broke today that the film will be released by Universal Pictures instead of the company's mini-major and previous Coens home, Focus Features. Could the Clooney factor be the reason?

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<p>Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre</p>

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre

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Jenny Slate, Gillian Robespierre on 'Obvious Child' and confessional comedy

Women In Film, People In Film

A lot of people have danced in their bedrooms to Paul Simon's "Obvious Child," and told Gillian Robespierre and Jenny Slate so after seeing their film of the same name.

It's the stuff that people find in common with Slate's character Donna -- whether its drinking wine to excess to tend a wounded heart, pants-off dance-offs or pregnancy scares -- that gives the movie its charge. And it's the comedy in every circumstance, even when Donna opts for an abortion, that gives "Obvious Child" its spark.

Calling the Robespierre-directed film an "abortion comedy" is reductive. "Rom-com" isn't quite right either. Its New York setting and Donna's arrested development has caused a lot of critics to lump it in with "Frances Ha," "Broad City" and "Girls"; those assessments just go to show there's not a lot of solid, hilarious coming-of-agers in film or TV that lend humanity and hard-edged wisdom to 20-something independent women.

Ampilified more, then, is the fact that "Obvious Child" was written by women, directed by a woman, led and carried by women. In our conversation this week about the film, Robespierre doesn't dig the term "Women in film," just as Slate isn't a "Woman in comedy." They're the people who know uniquely how to illustrate a POV, what it's like to bomb on stage, dance in their skivvies, fear the moral wrath of their mothers and make drunk fart jokes like everyone else.

Watch our whole interview above. Read more about "SNL" alum Slate and our review of "Obvious Child" here. The film is in theaters now.

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<p>Louie</p>

Louie

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Review: 'Louie' - 'In the Woods'

Lily's indiscretion prompts a long trip back to Louie's adolescence

A review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I fart for science...

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<p>24</p>

24

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Review: '24: Live Another Day' - '5:00 PM - 6:00 PM'

Jack and Margot race to get to Simone first, and President Heller makes a decision

A quick review of tonight's "24: Live Another Day" coming up just as soon as I put you out into the field...

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