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Dua Lipa Crafts a Studio 54-Worthy Disco Revival on ‘Future Nostalgia’

Dua Lipa Crafts a Studio 54-Worthy Disco Revival on ‘Future Nostalgia’
“I know you’re dying trying to figure me out,” Dua Lipa sings on her new album Future Nostalgia’s title track. She’s not wrong: While her self-titled, 2017 debut established her as a smoky-voiced purveyor of easily digestible Top 40 hits, it lacked a sense of who Lipa actually was alongside her big personality peers. Her versatility outweighed almost everything else that could set her apart.

Three years later, the “female alpha” as she deems herself on the title track, is living up to her words. Future Nostalgia is a breathtakingly fun,
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Lyle Waggoner, Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman Co-Star, Dead at 84

Lyle Waggoner, Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman Co-Star, Dead at 84
TV veteran Lyle Waggoner, a key cast member on The Carol Burnett Show who also co-starred with Lynda Carter on Wonder Woman, has died at the age of 84.

Waggoner died on Tuesday after battling an illness, according to our sister site Deadline. (TMZ was the first to report the news.)

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The actor landed early roles on shows like Gunsmoke and Lost in Space — and was
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Lyle Waggoner Dies: ‘Carol Burnett Show’ & ‘Wonder Woman Actor Was 84

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Lyle Waggoner Dies: ‘Carol Burnett Show’ & ‘Wonder Woman Actor Was 84
Lyle Waggoner, the 1960s and ’70s heartthrob known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show and TV’s Wonder Woman and later founded the set trailer business Star Waggons, has died peacefully Tuesday at his home after battling an illness, according to TMZ, which was first to report his death. He was 84.

In 1965, Waggoner tested for the title role in the 20th Century Fox/ABC series Batman but lost the job to Adam West. Instead, he landed a guest role on the Western series Gunsmoke in 1966.

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A year later, he began a seven-year stint on The Carol Burnett Show, first as an announcer. Producers later began to incorporate him into the show as a comedy sketch partner
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Lyle Waggoner, ‘Carol Burnett Show’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ Star, Dies at 84

  • Variety
Lyle Waggoner, ‘Carol Burnett Show’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ Star, Dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who starred on “The Carol Burnett Show” and in the 1970s “Wonder Woman” series, has died at 84, Variety has confirmed.

In a statement released by Waggoner’s family it was revealed that the “loving husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and actor passed away peacefully at home on March 17th at the age of 84 with his wife at his side. The cause of death was cancer.”

Waggoner may have become best known for his roles on “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he started as the announcer in 1967 but stayed on with the sketch show through 1974. Some of his most notable sketches include being interrogated by a Nazi and his finger puppet and playing a love-lorn man in “As The Stomach Turns,” a slave master in “The Oldest Man,” Olympian Mark Spitz to Burnett’s Charo, and an alien known as the Jolly Green Thing.

But that show was hardly his only claim to fame.
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Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, and More Pledge to ‘Press Pause’ on Music Gatherings

Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, and More Pledge to ‘Press Pause’ on Music Gatherings
Ricky Reed, a producer behind four songs on Lizzo’s Grammy-winning Cuz I Love You album — six, if you’re looking at the deluxe version, which includes megahit “Truth Hurts” — is imploring musicians, songwriters, producers, artists, and executives to press pause on songwriting sessions, meetings and shows. And “no going to packed bars,” Reed added in his Medium post this week. “No eating at restaurants. No brunch. (In South Korea one person attended church and a buffet lunch and was responsible for infecting 1,000 people! Again, no brunch!).”

Artists who have
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Spielberg's "West Side Story" - New Images

Spielberg's
Take a look at new images from director Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story", adapting the original 'street gang' Broadway musical, inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", starring Ansel Elgort as 'Tony' and Rachel Zegler as 'Maria', targeting a December 2020 Disney release:

Cast includes the 'Jets' members 'Anybodys' (Ezra Menas), 'Mouthpiece' (Ben Cook), 'Action' (Sean Harrison Jones), Jets leader 'Riff' (Mike Faist), 'Baby John' (Patrick Higgins)...

...Maria’s brother and 'Sharks' leader 'Bernardo' (David Alvarez), Sharks members 'Quique' (Julius Anthony Rubio)...

...'Chago' (Ricardo Zayas), 'Chino' (Josh Andrés Rivera), 'Braulio' (Sebastian Serra) and 'Pipo' (Carlos Sánchez Falú).

Spielberg organized open casting calls for the new film in New York City April 29, 2018 and Orlando Florida May 25, 2018.

Casting was seeking actors to play four leading roles: 'Maria' (18-20), 'Tony' (18-23), 'Bernardo' (20-24) and 'Anita' (20-24 years): "...All four actors must be able to sing. Maria, Anita and Bernardo must speak Spanish. Dancing experience is a plus.
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Watch: Sai Pallavi-Naga Chaitanya's ‘Ay Pilla’ song from ‘Love Story’ out

Watch: Sai Pallavi-Naga Chaitanya's ‘Ay Pilla’ song from ‘Love Story’ out
TollywoodThe teaser of the song was previously released on Valentine's Day.Tnm StaffThe full song of 'Ay Pilla' from Love Story starring Sai Pallavi and Naga Chaitanya was released on Wednesday. A teaser of the soul-stirring song was released earlier on Valentine's Day, and had received a good reception from the audience. The melodious romantic song sung by Haricharan with additional vocals by Nakul Abhayankar and Hiral Viradia, was penned by Chaithanya Pingali. The music director for the film is Pawan Ch. Pawan is making his debut as a music composer with this film. Pawan is a product of Ar Rahman’s Km Music Conservatory. So far, Sekhar Kammula, the director of the film, had mostly paired with composer Mickey J Meyer and the duo delivered hits in films like Leader, Happy Days, Life is Beautiful, Mukunda and Fidaa. Love Story's first look was released earlier in January. The
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Suzi Quatro Rock Doc ‘Suzi Q’ Acquired by Utopia, Set for July Release in U.S. (Exclusive)

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Suzi Quatro Rock Doc ‘Suzi Q’ Acquired by Utopia, Set for July Release in U.S. (Exclusive)
Suzi Q,” a documentary about Suzi Quatro, who preceded Joan Jett onto the scene in the early ’70s as a leather-clad rock pioneer, has been picked up for North America by Utopia. The company will give the rock doc a one-night theatrical release July 1, followed by digital and DVD distribution two days later.

A U.S. premiere has been set for the Sonoma International Film Festival on March 29, where Quatro will make an appearance. The film already opened last fall in the UK and Australia, two territories where Quatro, a Detroit native, had her biggest chart successes.

Besides interviewing Quatro herself, filmmakers Liam Firmager and Tait Brady also sought out contemporaries like Alice Cooper and female musicians who felt Quatro’s impact, including Deborah Harry, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie of the Runaways, Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s, Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and Donita Sparks of L7.

“Over
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Temple Grandin and Henry Winkler Announced as Guest Speakers at Gatepath's Power of Possibilities Event

Temple Grandin and Henry Winkler Announced as Guest Speakers at Gatepath's Power of Possibilities Event
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world, and Emmy Award-winning actor and best-selling author Henry Winkler will be the featured speakers at Gatepath’s annual Power of Possibilities event.

This year’s event, taking place on May 14, 2020 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, CA, will commemorate Gatepath’s 100th anniversary of serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Dr. Grandin, a sought-after speaker who inspires and motivates others through her story, did not talk until she was three-and-a-half years old. At the time she was diagnosed with autism, her parents were told she should be institutionalized. Dr. Grandin describes the early period of her life as “groping her way from the far side of darkness” in her first book Emergence: Labeled Autistic, a book that stunned the world because until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an
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Jonas Brothers To Perform At An Unforgettable Evening

Jonas Brothers To Perform At An Unforgettable Evening
The Jonas Brothers will perform at the Women’s Cancer Research Fund An Unforgettable Evening event.

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Women's Cancer Research Fund (Wcrf) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with Gala Chairs Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch, and Co-Chairs Wallis Annenberg & Kris Levine, NJ Falk, Tom Ford & Richard Buckley, Judy & Leonard Lauder, Marion Laurie, and Lori Kanter Tritsch & William P. Lauder, will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening. This year, chart-topping powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers will take the stage for a performance of some of their biggest hits! They join previously announced Courage Award recipient Renee Zellweger and host Ken Jeong.

The event will take place at the Beverly Wilshire, and benefit the Wcrf, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (Bcrf).

Jonas Brothers celebrated their return to music together in a major way in 2019, with the smash album Happiness Begins debuting at No.
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10 Sitcoms From The '70s Everyone Forgot About

10 Sitcoms From The '70s Everyone Forgot About
The 1970s were full of fun from bell-bottom jeans to disco dancing. They were a time for everyone to cut loose and enjoy life as it was the "Me Decade" after all. Besides colorful fashion and feathered back hair, the '70s were also filled with iconic sitcoms such as Three's Company, The Jeffersons, and Happy Days.

Related: 10 Hit Sitcoms From The '70's That Wouldn't Fly Today

But these weren't the only sitcoms loved and laughed at by many. There were many other funny and impactful sitcoms in the '70s, but sadly through the years these sitcoms have been forgotten about. However, sometimes what's lost can be found again. Here are the 10 sitcoms from the 1970's everyone forgot about.
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Peter Roth Promoted to Become First-Ever Chairman of Warner Bros Television Group

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Longtime television executive Peter Roth has signed a contract extension, upping him to the newly-created role of chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group.

Roth has overseen television production operations for Warner Bros. for 21 years, and has been serving as president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Television Group since May of 2013. He will continue to maintain creative responsibility for Warner Bros.’ scripted, unscripted and alternative series for U.S. broadcast networks, cable and streaming services.

His promotion was announced Monday by Ann Sarnoff, chair and CEO of Warner Bros., to whom Roth will continue to report. Roth will also continue to work closely with Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution.

Also Read: How 'Arrow' Built The CW's Own Superhero Cinematic Universe

“Across the industry, Peter has the well-deserved reputation as a legend, and I have long been an admirer of his creative insight,
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Fred Silverman, TV Executive Who Led Programming at ABC, CBS and NBC, Dies at 82

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Fred Silverman, TV Executive Who Led Programming at ABC, CBS and NBC, Dies at 82
Fred Silverman, the executive who became the only person in TV history to have headed programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks, died on Thursday at his home in the Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 82.

Silverman died with his family by his side.

During his prolific career, Silverman was credited with helping to launch some of the most successful shows and miniseries of all time, including “All in the Family,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Happy Days,” “The Waltons” and “Roots.”

After turning both CBS and ABC around in the ratings, Silverman failed to work his magic at NBC in the late 1970s and early ’80s. Once he left the Peacock net to branch out on his own with the Fred Silverman Co., Silverman forged another career as a producer, turning out a number of successful series, including “Matlock,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Jake and the Fatman” and “Diagnosis Murder.
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Fred Silverman Dies: Legendary TV Executive Who Programmed Each Of The Big 3 Networks Was 82

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Fred Silverman Dies: Legendary TV Executive Who Programmed Each Of The Big 3 Networks Was 82
Fred Silverman, the legendary television producer and executive behind such groundbreaking shows as All in the Family, Soap and Hill Street Blues, and the only executive to creatively run CBS, ABC and NBC, died Thursday at his home in Pacific Palisades. He was 82.

Silverman’s knack for identifying hit shows in the making and programming them into memorable primetime nights led Time magazine to crown him “The Man with the Golden Gut” in 1977.

“There are a lot of things that I can point to that I think are proud achievements,” Silverman said in a 2001 interview with the TV Academy Foundation. “Most importantly, I had the opportunity to kind of stretch the medium a little bit, to do some things that had never been done before.”

Watch a clip from his sit-down with Dan Pasternak for the foundation’s “The Interviews” series below.

Born on September 13, 1937, in New York City, Silverman
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Jack Burns, ‘Muppet Show’ Writer and George Carlin Comedy Partner, Dies at 86

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Jack Burns, ‘Muppet Show’ Writer and George Carlin Comedy Partner, Dies at 86
Jack Burns, a comedian, writer and actor known for writing on “The Muppet Show” and “Hee Haw,” acting on “The Andy Griffith Show,” and his comedy partnership with George Carlin, has died at the age of 86, his manager Peter Santana confirmed to TheWrap Tuesday.

“He has been in senior care for the last two years in good spirits and surrounded by friends and cases of Diet Coke,” Santana said. “He was as sharp as a tack mentally but had not walked for two years. He achieved many great achievements but his most recent was hitting the 31 year sober mark in December. Truly a sweet and talented man.”

Burns began his career in show business in the 1960s by way of his duo with Carlin. The two made a comedy album together in 1963 called “Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club,” and also had a radio show together at Kxol in Fort Worth,
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Cool Stuff: New Funko POPs for ‘Empire Strikes Back’, ‘American Psycho’, ‘Dinosaurs’, Marilyn Monroe & More

Cool Stuff: New Funko POPs for ‘Empire Strikes Back’, ‘American Psycho’, ‘Dinosaurs’, Marilyn Monroe & More
The London Toy Fair hosted a variety of reveals for upcoming merchandise from your favorite movies and TV shows, but no one had more reveals than Funko and the never-ending line of Funko POPs vinyl figures. The toy company had dozens of new figures to reveal from a wide variety of programming ranging from The […]

The post Cool Stuff: New Funko POPs for ‘Empire Strikes Back’, ‘American Psycho’, ‘Dinosaurs’, Marilyn Monroe & More appeared first on /Film.
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Proof Tom Hanks and Henry Winkler's Feud Over Turner & Hooch Is Still Going Strong?

Proof Tom Hanks and Henry Winkler's Feud Over Turner & Hooch Is Still Going Strong?
Is that Tom Hanks and Henry Winkler feud over Turner and Hooch still going strong? Sure seems that way if the last month has anything to say about it. The glitzy, glamorous world of Hollywood is a dramatic one, and though it is often the usual culprits arguing and feuding over whose ego is bigger, every now and then news of a shared hatred between two actors gets out and cuts you to the core.

Well, this happened last year when word spread that Hollywood nice-guys Tom Hanks and Henry Winkler have a beef that is 30-years in the making, and just as we had all gotten over it, the recent Golden Globes ceremony has come along to refresh our memories.

As Tom Hanks was awarded the honor of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, stealing all of our hearts with his cosy, reassuring smile and natural warmth, an incredible montage
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2020 PGA Awards: ‘Succession’ Takes Top TV Prize in Long March Toward Emmys

2020 PGA Awards: ‘Succession’ Takes Top TV Prize in Long March Toward Emmys
As the film industry’s long, excruciating march to the Academy Awards toils on, TV continues to surf painlessly in its wake.

On Saturday, Hollywood’s producers took center stage, with the Producers Guild of America Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium. While the ceremony celebrates both film and television, its reputation as a significant indicator in the Oscar Best Picture race often means that TV takes a backseat to its big screen brethren.

All the same, the celebration featured seven TV categories, in addition to honoring several luminaries of the medium, among them Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and “Grace and Frankie” creator Marta Kauffman.

Many of the evening’s awards served as an echo of the Emmy awards, with the producing teams for HBO’s limited series “Chernobyl” and Amazon Prime’s comedy series “Fleabag” repeating their series accolades from September.

But the big news of the evening came from the drama series category,
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Top 20 greatest Christmas TV episodes, ranked worst to best

It’s a Christmas tradition for almost every great television series to end the calendar year with a Christmas episode. When done right, this segment can become a classic that brings joy to the holiday season. Whether they are completely original or variations on themes involving Santa Claus, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Ebenezer Scrooge or some other staple, fans of these shows can hold such episodes in their hearts forever. Our photo gallery looks back on the 20 greatest Christmas episodes from such shows as “Happy Days,” “The Brady Bunch,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Seinfeld,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Office,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and more.

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Here’s a delicious taste below of some of the episodes selected for the gallery:

Happy Days – “Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas” (1974)

This one is sad yet sweet and launched a TV icon into the hearts of America. When
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Ron Howard's 10 Highest-Grossing Films (According To Box Office Mojo)

Ron Howard has been a prominent mainstream director throughout the years. Having a strong start as a child actor and becoming a household name with Happy Days, Howard made his transition to the director’s chair with Grand Theft Auto in 1977.

Ever since he has turned his focus towards directing films and producing projects with Brian Grazer for his production arm Imagine Entertainment. And through that, Howard has released box-office winners and award-winning films (and a share of bombs).

Related: 10 Directors That Transformed The Way Movies Are Made

This list will rank Ron Howard’s highest-grossing films throughout his theatrical filmography, according to their worldwide box office returns.
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