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    Johnny Galecki to produce National Lampoon’s Vacation series The Griswolds for HBO Max

    Johnny Galecki to produce National Lampoon’s Vacation series The Griswolds for HBO Max
    The Griswolds are heading to HBO Max, with Deadline reporting that the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service has ordered a single-camera half hour comedy series based upon National Lampoon’s Vacation series. Written by Tim Hobert (The Middle) and produced by The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, the series will explore daily life in the Chicago suburbs […]

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    The 10 Best Netflix Movies of 2019

    The 10 Best Netflix Movies of 2019
    This time last year, Netflix estimated that it would release 90 original movies in 2019. At the time, the number seemed outrageous: That’s more than four times the number Warner Bros. made in the same 12-month period — and more than any human would ever care to watch. Guess what: Turns out that 90 was a conservative estimate, as Netflix unloaded nearly that many original features and series (one estimate pegged the number at 73) last month alone.

    Overwhelmed? Netflix employees refer to all those movies as “content,” but to quote “The Irishman” director Martin Scorsese, “But that’s not cinema.” Scorsese was dismissing Marvel movies when he said that — albeit with his face pressed to the window of his shiny new glass house. Cinema, it would seem, isn’t something one sees in the cinema anymore, and no one’s doing more to expand that experience than Netflix, including buying up a few
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    ‘The Blacklist’ Bosses on Delivering the ‘Really Intense Family Drama That We’ve Been Promising for Seven Years’

    ‘The Blacklist’ Bosses on Delivering the ‘Really Intense Family Drama That We’ve Been Promising for Seven Years’
    Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Katarina Rostova,” the midseason seventh season finale of “The Blacklist.”

    Since “The Blacklist” began it has been building towards a confrontation between Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) and her biological mother, Katarina Rostova (Laila Robbins). That promised confrontation was front-and-center in the seventh season premiere when Katarina moved in next door to Liz and befriended her, and it took a dramatic turn in Friday night’s midseason finale, “Katarina Rostova.”

    The episode opened with Liz tied up and Katarina interrogating Red Reddington’s “friend,” (Brett Cullen). Katarina then revealed
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    The Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, and More Artists Bring Down the House at Jingle Ball in NYC

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    The Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, and More Artists Bring Down the House at Jingle Ball in NYC
    iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball in NYC was a star-studded affair. On Friday night, Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Niall Horan, and more artists hit the stage at Madison Square Garden for an electrifying concert. The Jonas Brothers performed jams, such as "Only Human," "Sucker," "Burnin' Up," and their new holiday single, "Like It's Christmas." Lizzo also sang some of her best tunes, including "Good as Hell," "Cuz I Love You," and "Truth Hurts." During her set, the songstress even paused to take in the moment. "I've always dreamed of performing at Madison Square Garden," she said. "You made my dream come true tonight."

    The show also marked Swift's 30th birthday, which she made sure to call out during her opening performance. "Where would I want to spend my 30th birthday?" she said. "The answer is: you're looking at it. This is the first show of my 30th year of life.
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    Danny Aiello, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Moonstruck’ Actor, Dies at 86

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    Danny Aiello, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Moonstruck’ Actor, Dies at 86
    Danny Aiello, a character actor best known for his work in such films as “Do the Right Thing” and “Moonstruck,” died on Thursday night in New Jersey. He was 86.

    Aiello’s literary agent Jennifer De Chiara confirmed his death to Variety.

    “It is with profound sorrow to report that Danny Aiello, beloved husband, father, grandfather, actor and musician passed away last night after a brief illness,” his family said in a statement. “The family asks for privacy at this time. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.”

    Aiello worked steadily in films starting in the mid-1970s, often playing cops, mobsters and other New York tough guys. He earned a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role as a pizza parlor owner caught up in racial tensions and a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn in Spike Lee’s 1989 hit “Do the Right Thing.” He earned praise for his work in 1987’s “Moonstruck,
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    ‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies ‘A Marriage Story’ with Kellyanne Conway (Watch)

    ‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies ‘A Marriage Story’ with Kellyanne Conway (Watch)
    Scarlett Johansson may be nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in “A Marriage Story,” but when she hosted the Dec. 14 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” she slid into a less flashy role for that sketch comedy’s parody of the new dramatic film.

    Johansson took on the role of therapist to Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway and Beck Bennett’s George T. Conway II in a digital short parody entitled “A Conway Marriage Story.” She kicked off the sketch asking Bennett’s George to list what he loved about his wife, which he began with, “she works so hard for her boss,
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    Pete Davidson Dissolves ‘SNL’ Players in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Avengers’-Themed Monologue (Watch)

    Pete Davidson Dissolves ‘SNL’ Players in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Avengers’-Themed Monologue (Watch)
    Scarlett Johansson hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the sixth time on Dec. 14 and kicked things off with an “Avengers”-themed monologue.

    Stepping out on stage at Studio 8H in New York City, Johansson was first joined by Aidy Bryant who did a quick change from her cold open snowman character into Elf on the Shelf. She and Johansson talked about how good Johansson had been this year, but very quickly Bryant began to dissolve.

    Bryant was the first in a long line of “SNL” cast members to disappear in this way, due to what turned out to be Pete Davidson wearing Thanos’ glove.
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    ‘Saturday Night Live’: Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to ‘Grow Up’ (Watch)

    ‘Saturday Night Live’: Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to ‘Grow Up’ (Watch)
    With the December holidays upon us, “Saturday Night Live” took a brief detour from its usual parodies of political press conferences and the impeachment hearings to instead begin its Dec. 14 episode with a sketch about average families discussing the state of the world over dinner — with a special message from Greta Thunberg (as played by Kate McKinnon).

    The first family consisted of “SNL” cast members Melissa Villasenor, Cecily Strong, Bowen Yang and Kyle Mooney discussing Donald Trump. They were portraying a liberal family who wondered who would vote for Trump after all that has gone down and considering Trump’s
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    Orlando Jones Interview: The ‘American Gods’ Star on Getting ‘Screwed Over’ and Speaking Out (Exclusive)

    Orlando Jones Interview: The ‘American Gods’ Star on Getting ‘Screwed Over’ and Speaking Out (Exclusive)
    Orlando Jones had held his tongue for months about being let go from “American Gods,” and how his departure was handled by producer Fremantle and the Starz network. But, in an interview with Variety, Jones said he finally decided to stand up for himself and set the record straight on why he won’t be seen in Season 3 — and how he feels he was disrespected by not getting the full truth for months — time that he could have spent working on other projects.

    “I assumed at some point somebody would say that I wasn’t going to be in season three,
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