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The striking differences between Stephen King ‘It’ and the 1990s mini series

Maybe you see it. The resemblance. Kellyanne Conway. Pennywise from IT. Kellywise the Dancing Clown. The writers at Saturday Night Live sure did. SEE ALSO: ‘SNL’s’ response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal proves that they probably shouldn’t have bothered Tonight’s offering in the ongoing cinematic saga of Kellyanne vs. Anderson Cooper featured Alex Moffat’s Cooper (clad in a yellow raincoat, natch) finding a reason to peek down a storm drain — while everyone and their brother shouted at home, “DON’T GO NEAR THE STORM DRAIN, COOP!  Hiding inside was the disturbingly…

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Harvey Weinstein ousted from motion picture academy

Image: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images Harvey’s out; will Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski be the next to go? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to revoke the lifetime membership of Harvey Weinstein in the wake of dozens of sexual misconduct allegations — immediately prompting questions about whether Cosby and Polanski will be able to retain their memberships. The decision to expel the executive came from an emergency meeting of the academy’s 54-member board, which includes Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kathleen Kennedy, among other Hollywood icons.  SEE…

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NYT reader perfectly explains why women didn’t speak up about Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein.Image: Getty Images One of the counter-arguments in the whole Harvey Weinstein saga that keeps seeping through social media as more celebrities speak up against the disgraced Hollywood producer is: why didn’t these women come forward years ago? Why not before the New York Times investigation and the public outcry that followed?  SEE ALSO: Georgina Chapman leaves husband Harvey Weinstein with a strong statement Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow were among the heavyweights who on Tuesday alleged the movie mogul sexually harassed them over the years, The New York…

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Levi’s asks on ‘SNL’: If you’re woke, why aren’t your jeans?

On Saturday Night Live, Levi’s Woke jeans ask a simple question: If you’re woke, why aren’t your jeans? This faux-ad, featuring Ryan Gosling, some random kid, and an assortment of SNL cast members, is built to appeal to a generation that sometimes seems more concerned with getting the lingo right than actually fostering positive change in the world. If you see these things and nod approvingly, maybe spend some time looking inward. If, on the other hand, you see this sketch and think “Holy crap, they’re next-gen JNCOs,” well… you’re…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the biggest NASCAR figure to vocally support anthem protests

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (9009887e) Dale Earnhardt Jr. waves to fans as he makes his way around the track at Bristol Motor Speedway before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, in Bristol, Tenn NASCAR Auto Racing, Bristol, USA – 19 Aug 2017Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock As the ongoing controversy involving President Donald Trump and national anthem protests at sports events continues to roil, NASCAR’s biggest name has publicly opposed the organization’s anti-protest stance. SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests spread to the MLB for the first time last night Dale Earnhardt, Jr., defending…

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Jimmy Kimmel isn’t done being a thorn in the side of Obamacare repeal bill

When you’re only trying to save health care for 30 million people, you’ve got to be a little persistent. The man you’d least expect to be on the front foot for saving health care in America, Jimmy Kimmel, is far from resting in his battle to ensure the Graham-Cassidy bill doesn’t cut funding to the most vulnerable.  SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel’s baby may save healthcare for 30 million people Entering into round three of the debate on Thursday night, Kimmel took aim at President Donald Trump, who recently got involved…

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Foo Fighters ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is here and it’s just as awesome as we’d all hoped

It’s here, people: earlier in the week we had some sweet, delicious hints that the Foo Fighters would be starring in a surprise episode of Carpool Karaoke, and we have not been disappointed. The 13-minute adventure starts out with some vigorous air-drumming to “All My Life,” carries on with even more vigorous air-drumming during “Best Of You,”then warms down with some slightly less vigorous air-drumming for “Learn to Fly.” SEE ALSO: Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are too adorable on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Also there’s some discussion of how the Foo…

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Alec Baldwin scores Emmy gold for roasting Trump on ‘SNL’

(CNN)Alec Baldwin is once again an Emmy winner and he has President Donald Trump to thank. Emmys 2017: Watch with us Louie Anderson (“Baskets”), Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), and Matt Walsh (“Veep”) were Baldwin’s fellow nominees in the highly competitive category. Hale, Burrell, and Anderson were all previous winners. Baldwin’s recurring appearances as Trump on “SNL” were weekly headline-makers, and powered the long-running sketch series to one of its most-watched seasons in years. Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/17/entertainment/alec-baldwin-snl-trump-emmy/index.html

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Everything you need to know about Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ and what could happen in Season 2

On paper, Netflix’s American Vandal sounds like a Funny or Die skit that would be amusing for about seven minutes before the joke wore out its welcome. Full disclosure: I almost dismissed it for precisely that reason, before sitting down to watch the season when Netflix made it available for review. The show is described by the streaming service as “a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.” And, like any good mystery, the show…

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Polling shows that audiences feel misled by ‘mother!’

Image: Paramount Pictures/Protozoa Pictures Moviegoers aren’t happy with mother!, but not necessarily because they think it’s bad. Writer/director Darren Aronofsky’s latest earned an F from CinemaScore. It’s rare to see such a low grade from the Las Vegas-based audience polling firm, but when it does happen it’s usually because of a marketing fail rather than a creative fail (though sometimes it is just because a movie is that bad). SEE ALSO: Even Jennifer Lawrence thought ‘mother!’ maybe took things ‘too far’ In the case of mother!, as Mashable‘s Angie Han…

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Troy Gentry, of country duo Montgomery Gentry, killed in helicopter crash

(CNN)Troy Gentry, of country duo Montgomery Gentry, has died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey, according to a statement posted on the group’s official site. He was 50. The crash took place before 1 p.m. ET in Medford, according to the statement. The helicopter’s pilot also was killed, authorities said.

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‘It’ has left red balloons floating around Sydney and nope nope nope

Blissful folks thinking they’d enjoy a casually murder clown-free Monday morning were in for a rude awakening today.  Red balloons popped (sorry) up in Sydney’s CBD, as part of a widespread and undeniably budget-conscious marketing campaign for the release of Stephen King novel turned movie It this Thursday. SEE ALSO: This toddler dressed up as the creepy clown from ‘It’ will haunt your dreams forever Apparently all you need is some helium and red balloons to scare the shit out of locals, who immediately recognised the floating doom indicators as…

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It’s Sunday morning and Taylor Swift just dropped a second ‘Reputation’ track

Taylor Swift’s Reputation is out on Nov. 10, but you can get a second taste of it right now. “Ready For It” is the second track released for the upcoming album, after “Look What You Made Me Do,” the first single, debuted last week. It’s an edgier track than the previous one, with a fast staccato rhythm and thumping bass. SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift just broke another video record @taylorswift13 releasing a new song at 7am is a better wake up call than any alarm! #ReadyForIt @taylornation13 — Katie Slater™…

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It’s a very special day for Harry Potter fans. Here’s why.

Still waiting for our owlImage: WARNER BROS. Welcome to our weekly series “Cry of the Week,” in which we highlight whatever moment made us ugly cry on our couches the most in the past seven days.  Today, Sept. 1, 2017, was the day that a wrinkled Harry James Potter stood on platform 9 3/4, waving goodbye to his three children as they rode off to school on the Hogwarts Express.   And we’re still not done crying about it. Set a full nineteen years after Harry’s defeat of Voldemort, the…

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Another ‘Game of Thrones’ finale clue fuels the \

"You can call me Bran"Image: HBO Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Proceed at your own risk. Okay, while many of us probably spent the closing moments of the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale thinking “GROSS, DANY IS JON’S AUNT” or “HOLY CRAP THE ICE DRAGON DESTROYED THE WALL,” those sneaky, sneaky writers slapped us in the face with a pretty big hint that there’s truth to the “Bran is also the Night King” theory. How anyone can spot these things when SERIOUSLY AN ICE DRAGON JUST HURLED…

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