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Netflix has cut graphic suicide scene from first season of ’13 Reasons Why’

(CNN)More than two years after its debut, a graphic suicide scene has been cut from the first season of “13 Reasons Why,” Netflix announced Monday. “As we prepare to launch Season 3 later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show,” the streaming platform said in a statement. “So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes…

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HBO’s ‘Los Espookys’ is one of the most groundbreaking shows on TV

Los Espookys Los Espookysthe absurd, deadpan comedy from Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, and Fred Armisen, is the first entirely Spanish-language television show to be marketed directly to American English-speaking audiences. massive across the Spanish-speaking world and almost none of it makes a dent in American culture. Spanish-language shows are often adapted into American reboots, as is the case with , , and but you have to hunt for the source material. From time to time, you might see ads for a Spanish-language show in neighborhoods, but you dont see billboards…

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Sorry, but some ‘Seinfeld’ classics feel every bit of 30 years old

(CNN)I was always more of a “Friends” person. In the World Series of series known all over the world, “Friends” would be my Most Valuable Player every single time. Suddenly, my trusty ticket out of a conversation about TV I don’t want to talk about became a ticket into an assignment revisiting some of the show’s classic episodes as someone who has not watched a lot of “Seinfeld.” I never had anything against the show in particular, other than I was simply too busy to be bothered to watch a…

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How to watch ‘Kidding’ for free

Jim Carrey is perhaps the best example of an actor who rides the thin line of comedy and tragedy since the late, great Robin Williams. In Kidding, his second project with director Michele Gondry since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Carrey plays a Mr. Rogers-esque television presenter Jeff Pickles, host of Mr. Pickles ‘ Puppet Time. Pickles both heads a massive branding empire and is dealing with an incredibly difficult family life. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. In fact, like most of Michele Gondry’s work, you’ll feel the full range of emotions…

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YouTuber Deji accuses older brother KSI of sexually betraying him

stars KSI and Deji are feuding again. This time, Deji said his older brother has abused and bullied himand betrayed him by sleeping with a woman that Deji liked. Meanwhile, Deji said KSI is using subliminal messaging to prevent him from reaching 10 million YouTube subscriptions. KSI, whose real name is Olajide JJ Olatunji, and his younger brother, Oladeji Olatunji, when Deji shared details about his older brothers finances. The two dropped multiple tell-all vlogs in which they accused each other of trying to destroy the others credibility, and Deji…

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A country singer and a historian team up to look at all the songs that shaped America

(CNN)What do a country singer and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer have in common? Well, for starters, they wrote a book. “Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation,” said Penguin Random House in a description of the new book. It won’t just focus on big moments iIf the book sounds broad, that’s because it is. According to Penguin, the book will begin with hymns from the Revolutionary War, then go through the Civil War, women’s suffrage, both world…

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The truth behind the viral photo of Beyonc, Jay-Z and the Golden State Warriors owner’s wife

(CNN)The Beyhive is out in full force, and its stings are unrivaled today. A senior writer for ESPN tweeted Thursday that she spoke to Curran, who told her she deactivated her Instagram account after receiving death threats over the situation. “Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, about the ‘incident’ with Beyoncé last night,” Ramona Shelburnewrote. “She was in tears. Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account just to make it stop.” Shelburne…

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Here’s what’s coming and going on Netflix in June

seemingly ups the ante every month with its deluge of new original content, and June is no different. Dystopian anthology seriesreturns for a fifth season comprising just three episodes, one of which stars Miley Cyrus as a pop star whose life isn’t nearly as glamorous as it seems. (Sound familiar?) Dead to Me is a comedy, drama, and thriller all wrapped up into one TV series. It follows Jen as she attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband Ted in a hit-and-run accident by solving the…

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Las Vegas hotel apologizes to rapper Meek Mill after he accused them of racism

(CNN)The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas has issued an apology to rapper Meek Mill after he accused them of being “racist as hell.” “Meek Mill has not had any prior incidents on our property,” the statement posted on the hotel’s Twitter page said. “The Cosmopolitan has zero tolerance for discrimination and we pride ourselves on providing an inclusive environment. We look forward to welcoming Meek Mill back to the resort. Earlier this week, the hotel defended its actions by saying the issue was a “matter of security, not race,” and…

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This is how Maisie Williams wishes ‘Game of Thrones’ had ended

(CNN)Maisie Williams had her own vision for how she wanted “Game of Thrones” to end. Williams said she wanted Arya to use her skills as a trained faceless assassin to kill Cersei Lannister. “I wanted Arya to kill Cersei even if it means [Arya] dies too,” Williams said. “Even up to the point when Cersei’s with Jaime I thought [while reading the script], ‘He’s going to whip off his face [and reveal its Arya]’ and they’re both going to die. I thought that’s what Arya’s drive has been.” But aside…

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Kristen Wiig’s comedy pulls out of Georgia after anti-abortion bill signing

(CNN)The creative team behind “Bridesmaids” has joined a growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill. There has been a major backlash from Hollywood and calls for a boycott of the many TV and film productions in the state. Most recently, executive producers for “The Power,” an Amazon show by Sister Pictures, said creators of the series decided not to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of the controversial bill. TV show producers cancel plans to scout for filming locations in Georgia…

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Yesterday: A Musical Fairy Tale That Asks What if the Beatles Didnt Exist?

Introducing Yesterday at the closing night of the Robert De Niro had a unique reason for endorsing the film. It made him think of a world in which there was no the Beatles never existed? The new film, directed by Slumdog Millionaire) and written by Love Actually) is a musical fairy tale of sortsor a musical nightmare, depending on your devotion to the Fab Four and purview of a world without them in it. It is without a doubt a high-concept Richard Curtis romantic comedy, featuring the hallmarks of his…

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