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Emanuel: a poignant documentary on the Charleston church massacre

Produced by Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, the film allows the family members of those killed in the 2015 shooting to speak about love, loss and faith

Emanuel, a documentary on the aftermath of the Charleston church massacre, begins not at the scene of the tragedy on 17 June 2015, but with the larger reaction to it – Daily Show host Jon Stewart at a loss for words, President Obama presiding over another press briefing for a mass shooting. But the film then jumps ahead in time, to Nadine Collier’s kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina, as she whips steamed yams into sweet potato pie for her church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal. Four years earlier, Collier’s mother, Ethel Lance, was killed when a white supremacist gunman opened fire after Bible study, killing nine black parishioners. The crime was an act of racial hatred so brutal, a violation of a sacred place so inhumane,
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7 New Netflix Shows in October 2019, and the Best Reasons to Watch

7 New Netflix Shows in October 2019, and the Best Reasons to Watch
1. “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (available October 11)

Why Should I Watch? How can you not watch? After delivering one of the few widely beloved series finales ever and then following it up with an improbably successful prequel series, Vince Gilligan has decided to continue the “Breaking Bad” story through its sole surviving character, Jesse Pinkman.

Aaron Paul was always game to come back to the role, teasing cameos on “Better Call Saul” for years, and now the world will see if a new movie – er, sorry, a new “Netflix Television Event” can recapture the magic that captivated TV viewers (and Emmy voters) for five enthralling seasons.

Whether it turns out as excellent as its predecessors or as terrible as our worst nightmares, “El Camino” is still a must-watch.

Bonus Reason: Written and directed by Gilligan, “El Camino” is also an invitation to see how “Breaking Bad” works in a new format.
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Comedian Rob Riggle to Host the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards

by Robin Von Swank Hollywood, CA – The Hollywood Film Awards announced today that actor, comedian, writer and podcaster Rob Riggle, who has brought to life some of the most memorable and outrageous characters in films such as “Night School,” “21 Jump Street,” “The Other Guys” and “Step Brothers,” and received acclaim for his dramatic turns in “12 Strong” and “Midnight Sun,” will host the 23rd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.” Considered the official launch of the awards season®, this year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The ceremony, which honors award-worthy films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, also acknowledges artists in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling. In its 23-year history, over 340 of the world’s biggest stars and filmmakers have been
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Rob Riggle to Host 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards

Rob Riggle to Host 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards
Comedian Rob Riggle will host the 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards, Dick Clark Productions revealed Tuesday. 

The actor, comedian and retired Marine is best known for his roles in films such as The Hangover, 21 Jumpstreet, The Other Guys and Step Brothers, as well as a stint on Saturday Night Live and as a correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Riggle also starred in dramatic roles in films such as Warner Bros.' 12 Strong and Open Road Films' Midnight Sun

Riggle also earned an Emmy nomination in 2012 for outstanding voiceover performance for Disney's Prep & Landing: ...
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Emmys: ‘Saturday Night Live’ wins just its fifth series award ever

Emmys: ‘Saturday Night Live’ wins just its fifth series award ever
After defending an Emmy win for the first time last year, “Saturday Night Live” has done it again with a third straight victory for Best Variety Sketch Series at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

“SNL,” which was the odds-on favorite, beat “Documentary Now,” “Who Is America?”, “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” “Drunk History” and “I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman” for the prize.

Though it’s been on the air since 1975, “SNL” has not been very fruitful when it comes to series wins; this is, in fact, only its fifth. It won two in 1976 and 1993 under the old Best Variety Series category, which was later dominated by talk shows in the ’90s and 2000s, namely “Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

See 2019 Emmys: Full list of winners in all 27 categories

In 2015, the category was split into Best Variety Sketch Series and Best Variety Talk Series.
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John Oliver Thanks ‘Game Of Thrones’, Richard Plepler After Variety Talk Emmy Win

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John Oliver Thanks ‘Game Of Thrones’, Richard Plepler After Variety Talk Emmy Win
John Oliver half-seriously thanked Game of Thrones in a briskly funny acceptance of his fellow HBO show Last Week Tonight‘s fourth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

“Thank you to Game of Thrones for the lead-in over the years,” Oliver said. “It’s been really great. It’s been so fun trying to figure out how to lose your audience each week. ‘Municipal Tax District’ really shook them off.”

Oliver also acknowledged the staff of Last Week Tonight, which blends conventional comedic elements with enterprise reporting and problem-solving of all sorts. “They built a 6,000-pound cake to piss off the leader of Turkmenistan,” he said. “I was so proud of them.”

In addition to current brass at HBO, Oliver also thanked Richard Plepler, the longtime former HBO boss who green-lit
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Emmy predictions: ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ has a four-peat on lock

Emmy predictions: ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ has a four-peat on lock
There are not that many sure things on Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, but one of them will be in Best Variety Talk Series, where “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” is expected to triumph for the fourth straight year.

“Last Week Tonight” leads our predictions with 10/3 odds, while “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” is quite a few paces behind at 4/1. On its fifth nomination, “Last Week Tonight” has only lost this category once, in 2015 — the first year of the category’s existence after Best Variety Series was split into talk and sketch — to the final season of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Counting wins for Best Variety Series, “Daily Show” holds the record with 11, while “Late Show with David Letterman” is in second with six. “Last Week” was already in third, but would extend its count to four wins over “The Colbert Report’s” two victories.

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First Look at DC Animation's Superman: Red Son and Voice Cast Revealed

DC has offered a first look at their new animated adaptation of Superman: Red Son and the full voice cast has also been announced along with the characters they are playing.

The film is an adaptation of Mark Millar's 2003 famed Elseworlds tale, which posed the question, "What if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union?"

The cast of the film includes Jason Isaacs (Batman: Under the Red Hood) as Superman; Diedrich Bader (American Housewife) as Lex Luthor; Amy Acker (The Gifted) as Lois Lane; Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as Wonder Woman; Phil Morris (Doom Patrol) as James Olsen; Paul Williams (Goliath) as Brainiac; Sash Roiz (Grimm); Phil Lamarr (Supergirl) as Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart; Roger Graig Smith (Arkham Origins) as Batman; Travis Willingham (Batman: Bad Blood) will voice John F. Kennedy and Russia's Superior Man, while William Sayers (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) will voice Joseph Stalin,
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DC Reveals First Look At Superman: Red Son Animated Movie

In the midst of all the movie, TV and comic book announcements and trailers that we got at this year’s Comic-Con, the upcoming slate of DC animated films being revealed was one of the most exciting. After all, Warner Bros. Animation has a pretty good track record when it comes to these and they’ve got a lot of good stuff coming down the pipeline, with Superman: Red Son perhaps being the one that grabbed the most attention back in July.

If you’re not familiar with the source material, Red Son was initially published as an Elseworlds story written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Dave Johnson. In short, it explored what would’ve happened if baby Kal-El’s ship had landed in Soviet Russia instead of Smallville, Kansas. And now, we have our first look at what the animated version will be like thanks to the photo in the gallery down below.
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Trailer Arrives For Netflix’s Original Series ‘Living With Yourself’ With Paul Rudd x2

Netflix has delivered the first trailer for a film that they will be debuting in a few weeks, the Paul Rudd-starring Living With Yourself.

The Netflix original series is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better? Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.

Told from multiple perspectives, the eight-episode series was created and written by Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and stars Paul Rudd and…Paul Rudd.

You can watch the trailer for the new series below.
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TV News Roundup: Jenny Slate’s Netflix Comedy Special Sets October Premiere

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TV News Roundup: Jenny Slate’s Netflix Comedy Special Sets October Premiere
In today’s TV news roundup, Jenny Slate’s first Netflix comedy special “Stage Fright” premieres Oct. 22, and Netflix also releases the first trailer for its upcoming comedy “Living with Yourself,” out Oct. 18.

Dates

Jenny Slate‘s first full-length comedy special “Stage Fright” will launch on Netflix Oct. 22. In it, the comedian and actress shares intimate aspects of her life on-stage as she delves into stories about her visit to a midnight Catholic Mass and the ghosts that haunted her childhood home.

First Looks

Netflix has released the first trailer for its forthcoming comedy “Living With Yourself,“ premiering Oct. 18. The eight-episode series stars Paul Rudd as a struggling man named Miles who finds himself transformed into an improved version of himself after undergoing a novel spa treatment. Aisling Bea stars as Rudd’s wife as he deals with the consequences of his actions. Told from multiple perspectives, the show is
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Oprah Winfrey, Apple And Prince Harry Tap RadicalMedia, Reveal Initial Creative Team For Mental Health Series

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Apple, Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, have set RadicalMedia as creative and production partner on their previously announced documentary series about mental health for Apple TV+.

In addition, the principals announced three key members of the show’s creative team: directors and executive producers Dawn Porter and Asif Kapadia, and showrunner and executive producer Kahane Cooperman. Along with Winfrey and Prince Harry, RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen and Dave Sirulnick will serve as executive producers on the series, which aims to dispel the stigma surrounding mental health.

While a premiere date for the mental health project has not yet been confirmed, Winfrey’s involvement with Apple could offer the tech giant a way to stand out from the streaming pack.

Apple TV+ is launching November 1, less than two weeks before Disney+ hits the market. WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and a to-be-named streaming effort from NBCUniversal are planned for next spring,
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Paul Rudd Gets Doubled in Loopy ‘Living With Yourself’ Trailer From ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Team

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Debuting on Netflix on October 18, “Living With Yourself” stars Paul Rudd as Miles Elliott, a man struggling at a crossroads in life who undergoes an experimental spa treatment that promises to make him a better person. However, Miles discovers that, instead, he’s actually been replaced, literally, by the better version of himself. Netflix promises a loopy, existential comedy that asks “Do we really want to be better?”

The quirky, science-fiction premise sounds eerily similar to director Charlie McDowell’s “The One I Love” from 2014, wherein Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss, as a couple in crisis, confront their doppelgängers while trying to work out the kinks in their relationship.

The eight-episode series stars Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea, Desmin Borges (“You’re the Worst”), Karen Pittman (“The Morning Show”), Zoe Chao, and Rob Yang (“Succession”).

Paul Rudd, meanwhile, is busy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, reprising his role as Scott Lang a.
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Living With Yourself Trailer: It's Paul Rudd vs. Paul Rudd!

Paul Rudd is struggling to exist in the first trailer for his new Netflix series, Living With Yourself.

The series "is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better?" according to Netflix.

Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself.

As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.

Related: Charlie Hunnam to Lead Cast of Apple TV+ Drama

Told from multiple perspectives, the eight-episode series was created and written by Emmy® Award winner Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and stars Paul Rudd.

Greenberg executive produces with Anthony Bregman
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‘Living With Yourself’ Trailer: Paul Rudd Fights to Keep His Life … From Paul Rudd (Video)

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‘Living With Yourself’ Trailer: Paul Rudd Fights to Keep His Life … From Paul Rudd (Video)
Paul Rudd is his own worst enemy … literally.

Netflix released the first trailer for its dark comedy “Living With Yourself,” which features the “Ant-Man” star playing two versions of the same character.

In the series, Rudd stars as Miles, a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.

Also Read: Netflix's 'Daybreak' Trailer: 'Ferris Bueller' Meets Post-Apocalyptic Mayhem (Video)

The series also stars Desmin Borges, Karen Pittman and Zoe Chao.

Living With Yourself” premieres on Netflix on Friday, Oct. 18.

Watch the video above.

Also Read: 'In the Shadow of the Moon' Trailer: Boyd Holbrook Hunts
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Paul Rudd’s ‘Living With Yourself’ Unveils First Trailer And Key Art From Netflix

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The Netflix original series Living With Yourself is out with its first trailer and key art. The existential comedy features Ant-man’s Paul Rudd as Miles, a man struggling in life.

When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife (Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.

Told from multiple perspectives, the eight-episode series was created and written by Emmy Award winner Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and stars Paul Rudd and…Paul Rudd.

Greenberg executive produces with Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern for Likely Story, Tony Hernandez for Jax Media, Dayton, Faris,
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NBC, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stay Mum as Shane Gillis Controversy Grows

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NBC and “Saturday Night Live” are grappling with how to respond to the growing outcry over the the discovery that a comedian set to join the show has a history of making racist and homophobic statements as part of his act and on a podcast that he co-hosts.

The social media-fueled controversy that erupted around Shane Gillis on Thursday night is just the latest to envelop “SNL” and various members of its troupe.

Gillis’ participation in a podcast was resurfaced Thursday by Seth Simons, a journalist who often writes about comedy. “Let the f—ing ch-nks live there,” Gillis is heard to say in one podcast episode about Chinatown. In a statement posted on Twitter Thursday night, Gillis called himself a “comedian who pushes boundaries. I sometimes miss.” He said he was “happy to apologize to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said” and that he never intended to hurt anyone,
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Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, John Oliver to Play New York Veterans Fundraiser

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, John Oliver to Play New York Veterans Fundraiser
The 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes veterans fundraiser will take place November 4th at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden with a bill that includes Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Ronny Chieng and Hasan Minhaj. It is presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival. Tickets go on sale September 10th.

“Even after 13 years of Stand Up for Heroes, the event continues to inspire our audience and our nation,” ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff said in a statement. “We can’t forget that
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Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart & John Oliver Will Again ‘Stand Up For Heroes’ At Annual NYC Event

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Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart & John Oliver Will Again ‘Stand Up For Heroes’ At Annual NYC Event
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and John Oliver will once again Stand Up for Heroes at the 13th annual event presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival. The evening of comedy and music is set for Monday, November 4 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Raising funds and awareness to support the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Stand Up for Heroes is the annual kick-off of the New York Comedy Festival (Nov. 4-10). This year’s fest will feature more than 200 comedians in more than 100 shows across the city.

In addition to Springsteen, Stewart and Oliver, the Sufh event, starting at 8 p.m., has lined up Ronny Chieng and Hasan Minhaj, along with some surprise guests. The event honors veterans and their families.

“Even after 13 years of Stand Up for Heroes, the event continues to inspire our audience and our nation,” said Bob Woodruff, ABC News correspondent
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Ronny Chieng Joins Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen for 2019 Stand Up for Heroes Benefit

Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng is following in the footsteps of hosts and correspondents for the Comedy Central late-night show — Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj, John Oliver and Jon Stewart — and joining the annual Stand Up for Heroes comedy benefit for wounded veterans.

Past performers Minhaj, Oliver and regulars Stewart and Bruce Springsteen, who've participated in the Madison Square Garden event for years, will also be on hand for the 13th annual edition of the benefit, set for Monday, Nov. 4.

Other previous performers have included Jerry Seinfeld, Conan O'Brien, Ray Romano, Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais, John ...
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