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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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How to watch Liverpool vs. Barcelona online for free

Do you believe in miracles? If you’re a Liverpool fan, it’s going to take a minor one to get past the current hurdles separating the Reds from a Champions League finals appearance. Last Wednesday, Barcelona won its first leg at home 3-0, with two late, sublime Lionel Messi goals making it somewhat of a rout. Then over the weekend, in Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 Premier League win to stay in contention for that title, Mohamed Salah left the game with a concussion, which will keep him out of Wednesday’s action. Liverpool…

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How to watch Liverpool vs. Barcelona online for free

Do you believe in miracles? If you’re a Liverpool fan, it’s going to take a minor one to get past the current hurdles separating the Reds from a Champions League finals appearance. Last Wednesday, Barcelona won its first leg at home 3-0, with two late, sublime Lionel Messi goals making it somewhat of a rout. Then over the weekend, in Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 Premier League win to stay in contention for that title, Mohamed Salah left the game with a concussion, which will keep him out of Wednesday’s action. Liverpool…

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SpongeBob and the 7 life lessons he taught a generation

(CNN)It’s been 20 years, and the little sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea still resonates with people around the world. While the character’s mass appeal has surprised some critics, SpongeBob’s millennial fanbase, now grown-up adults, took away messages on friendship, honesty and finding the courage to be yourself. Here are just seven life lessons that influenced a generation. You can do whatever you set your mind to Starting from the day he barges into the successful restaurant known as the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob is ready to take…

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‘Music Teacher’ is another lifeless melodrama about a self-pitying man

Music Teacheris a sheep in wolf’s clothing.Sarthak Dasgupta’s new film poses as a thoughtful meditation on the price people pay when they give up on their dreams and let their resentment fester, simply because they were too scared to pursue what they wanted. Instead,Dasgupta churns out a lifeless melodrama whose surly protagonist mistreats the women in his life and refuses to better his own situation because he can’t stop wallowing in self-pity. Music Teacher RELEASE DATE: 4/19/2019 DIRECTOR: Sarthak Dasgupta STREAMING: Netflix This Indian drama is just another film about…

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Lori Loughlin shopping for crisis management help

(CNN)Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are looking for a fixer. “It’s killing her that her squeaky clean reputation has done a total 180,” this source, who did not take Loughlin and Giannulli on as clients, said. “She reads everything that’s written about her, and she’s already thinking about how she can turn her image around.” Related: Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli ‘just wanted a good education for their kids’ Prosecutors say the couple paid $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters accepted into the University…

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Britney Spears leaves treatment facility

(CNN)Britney Spears has left a facility where she had been receiving treatment for undisclosed mental health issues, a source close to the singer tells CNN. She referenced her family’s personal struggles in a message to her supporters earlier this week, after speculation about the pop star’s absence from the limelight. I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said. I am trying…

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Jaime Lannister was the MVP of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 and here’s why

Image: Helen Sloan / HBO Let’s review Jaime Lannister’s journey in Game of Thrones Season 8’s second episode. He wriggled out of what surely would have been execution-by-dragonfire with a little help from his friends, Sansa and Brienne (and Tyrion I guess). He spilled the beans about sister Cersei’s painfully obvious betrayal. He squared his grim history with Bran. He ate crow and pledged to serve at Brienne’s side. SEE ALSO: ‘Game of Thrones’ episode 3 promo brings the war to Winterfell And finally: he raised a middle finger to…

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‘God of War: Raising Kratos’ doc looks at how the biggest game of 2018 got made

Sony Santa Monica’s critically and commercially acclaimed 2018 hit God of War is going to be the subject of a “making of” documentary. It’s a Sony production, so it’s reasonable to expect the rosiest possible picture. But this trailer for Raising Kratos hypes a feature-length documentary look at the intricate development process that fuels a modern-day video game blockbuster. Best of all: it’s a no-cost deep dive into that process. There isn’t a release date, but Sony promises a PlayStation YouTube channel debut for Raising Kratos “soon.” Read more: https://mashable.com/video/god-of-war-raising-kratos-documentary-trailer/

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This old ‘Game of Thrones’ scene could mean bad things for Jon and Daenerys

Make the most of it while you can, guys!Image: hbo Warning: Contains icy spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 1. Nobody can confidently predict the ending of Game of Thrones. But there are several things that seem, at this point, to be almost inevitable. Top of the list of near-guarantees? Jon and Daenerys’ relationship is not going to end well. I’m not just talking about the fact they’re related, either — I mean one of them, at least, is definitely not going to survive the show’s ending. SEE…

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What is T-Series, the YouTube channel battling PewDiePie for the top spot?

PewDiePie, who has been the most popular YouTuber in the world for the past half-decade, officially conceded his crown to T-Serieson Monday. In a video titled Congratulations, PewDiePie snarkily while bashing the apparent cease-and-desist letter T-Series sent him and other murky items from the platforms past. But T-Series rise has been impressive. Even though the “PewDiePie vs. T-Series” battle for the top of the food chain has raged for eight months in front of a global audience that was mostly rooting for the longtime champion, T-Series seems destined to be…

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How to watch ‘Jane the Virgin’ online for free

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because you got to experience one of the strangest, most brilliant American takes on the telenovela genre. Jane the Virgin starts its fifth and final season this week, hopefully wrapping up its story in a pretty bow. Jane the Virgin started with accidental artificial insemination and blossomed into one of the most critically acclaimed televised romantic comedies since Moonlighting. Jane the Virgin made Gina Rodriquez a household name, thanks to her portrayal of the titular religious young Latina. The show’s heroine remains strong in spite of…

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‘Jeopardy!’ contestant sets a new record with $110k win

(CNN)“Jeopardy!” has a new winner, and he just won big time. This was Holzhauer’s fourth win in a row, and in total, he’s collected $244,365 so far. On Wednesday, he’ll try to go for his fifth win. The previous single game record was held by Roger Craig, who went home with $77,000 in 2010. “I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer said, according to the press release. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/09/entertainment/jeopardy-contestant-new-record/index.html

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