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What did the first-ever ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ audience think of the movie?

Image: disney Cheers, chills, and Chewbacca, too. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a movie of massive moments, jaw-dropping decisions, and megatons of involuntary audience participation. There is no fighting it: Every crowd — not just the first to see it — is going to devolve. Loudly. SEE ALSO: ‘The Last Jedi’ first premiere reactions are here and – you guessed it – the Force is strong “You guys are the first audience ever to see this,” director Rian Johnson said from the stage, where the entire cast — even…

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Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’ finds its leading lady

Liu Yifei at the 7th Beijing International Film Festival in 2017.Image: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images Meet the next new Disney heroine. The studio’s making progress on its live-action remake of Mulan, and it’s finally found a star to fill the title role: Chinese actress Liu Yifei. SEE ALSO: ‘The Lion King’ just cast its lion queen and she’s basically royalty already The Hollywood Reporter writes that Liu won the role after an epic search that involved almost a thousand candidates from five continents.  Liu (who is also known as…

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‘Black Mirror’ just tweeted an eerie new episode poster

We don’t know exactly when Season 4 of the infinitely bleak-but-brilliant Black Mirror will be out on Netflix, but it’s looking like it will be soon. Now we have the episode titles, a bunch of details about the storylines, and even a creepy little teaser video that was shared on Twitter a couple months back. SEE ALSO: ‘Black Mirror’ creator: ‘We should be billing Apple and Google for this stuff’ Then, on Black Friday, after a couple of months of silence, the official @blackmirror account shared this: Back to black….

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How one ‘Simpsons’ punchline emotionally scarred a whole generation

It’s 2017, and some things just won’t stand anymore. Hollywood’s twisted norms are being ripped apart, from habitually silenced sexual misconduct to blatant whitewashing and irresponsible racial representation. The last of that delightful trifecta is the subject of The Problem With Apu, a new truTV documentary about how The Simpsons‘ breakout caricature became the bane of an entire racial diaspora’s existence. SEE ALSO: 2015 was the tipping point for South Asians on TV The Problem With Apu started out as comedian Hari Kondabolu’s personal vendetta against the fictional title character….

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Gal Gadot reportedly digs in on Brett Ratner, won’t play Wonder Woman if he’s involved

Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock The very first thing audiences will see next weekend when the lights go down for Justice League is a logo for RatPac-Dune Entertainment – the financing company of disgraced Hollywood producer/director Brett Ratner. Gal Gadot is reportedly saying enough is enough. SEE ALSO: Please stop applauding Louis C.K. for doing the bare minimum As Page Six reported this weekend, citing an unnamed “Hollywood source,” the Wonder Woman star won’t play the character again unless Ratner’s association with the franchise is severed completely. Warner Bros. tells us that…

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Sean Hannity is losing advertisers over his coverage of Roy Moore

Sean Hannity in January 2017.Image: Drew Angerer / Getty Images Sean Hannity’s been reluctant to distance himself from Roy Moore. So now Hannity’s advertisers are distancing themselves from him. SEE ALSO: So many politicians gave the same terrible response to the Roy Moore abuse allegations Keurig, Green Mountain Coffee (which is owned by the same company as Keurig), Realtor.com, 23andMe, and Nature’s Bounty have all spoken up to say they have stopped or will stop advertising on The Sean Hannity Show.  In addition, Eloquii stated that Hannity was “blocked” from…

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A black woman hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ this week for only the 12th time in 42 years

Saturday Night Live guest host Tiffany Haddish kicked off her evening with an uproarious opening monologue that touched on the news of the day (Trump and other awful men), her wardrobe (she’s very passionate about her Alexander McQueen dress), and her hit summer 2017 comedy, Girls Trip. Less funny was the context around her hosting gig.

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The Harry Potter movies are heading to HBO

Galloping-freaking-gargoyles. HBO announced Thursday that it will be the only place to stream all eight Harry Potter movies starting Jan. 1, 2018. That’s all eight movies on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and HBO On Demand whenever the heck you need them. SEE ALSO: Grab your boots and broomsticks Harry Potter fans, LeakyCon is headed to Texas HBO currently has the streaming rights for the Harry Potter universe film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and has recently streamed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter…

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update had a sternly funny message for Donald Trump

There’s a lot to like about this Weekend Update sketch on Saturday Night Live, but really, the best of it comes when Mikey Day and Alex Moffat trot out their always-hilarious impressions of Donald Trump’s elder sons, Don Jr. and Eric. In related news, Fun Dip is about to be popular again. As funny as the Trump Bros are, don’t overlook the real fire in this sketch: Michael Che’s searing takedown of President Trump. I’ll let the quote speak for itself; it’s a good one. “If you want to live-tweet…

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Demi Lovato is Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ inspiration on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live is lucky to have Aidy Bryant. With Sean Spicer out on his ass — and Melissa McCarthy’s spot-on impersonation now a thing of the past — Bryant has stepped in on SNL as the new faux-White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And she’s perfect. Bryant nails Sanders’ southern drawl and dry wit in this White House press conference sketch, which suggests that the IRL press secretary draws her strength from an unlikely, but totally fitting, source: Demi Lovato’s “Confident.”  Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/11/05/sarah-huckabee-sanders-aidy-bryant-snl-press-conference/

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Stephen Colbert delivers brutal smackdown on Donald Trump Jr. Halloween tweet

Stephen Colbert has no time for born-rich people making obnoxious points about socialism, using innocent children.  We’re referring to Donald Trump Jr.’s incredibly tone-deaf tweet on Halloween, which included a picture of his daughter Chloe looking sad, and a supposedly economic and political “lesson.”  “Yes, it’s never too early to teach kids the danger of sharing,” Colbert said. “Also, it’s never too early to learn the proper spelling of ‘too.’” “But while we’re at it, Don Jr., on Halloween, kids go to door to door to get free candy from…

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Elijah Wood’s ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween costume was spot-on

Elijah Wood went on Conan on Friday night, and it turns out he takes Halloween pretty seriously.  SEE ALSO: These ‘Stranger Things’ waffles are super easy to make He showed a picture of his costume from last year, when he went as Eleven from Stranger Things. He shaved his head and dyed a dress pink for it, which is some pretty solid commitment. Plus his girlfriend made a convincing Mike. No word on what he’s going as this year, but it’ll be a hard one to top. Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/10/30/elijah-wood-stranger-things-halloween-costume/

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Kit Harington surprised his fianc with a severed head

Image: WireImage Kit Haringtonhas clarified comments he made in 2016 about his experience with “sexism” as a male actor, in a new interview with The Guardian  The Game of Thrones star said he “was wrong” to conflate his experiences as a man with that of the very real sexism women face in the film industry.  SEE ALSO: Rose Leslie forced Kit Harington to wear a spectacularly embarrassing Halloween costume As Harington told The Sunday Times in May of last year: “I think there is a double standard. If you said…

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‘Stranger Things’ actor Finn Wolfhard fires his agent after allegations of sexual assault surface

Finn Wolfhard, left, fired agent Tyler Grasham after Grasham was accused of sexual assault.Image: Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard has fired his agent after allegations of sexual assault surfaced, Entertainment Weekly reported.  Tyler Grasham, who was also fired from his job as a talent agent at APA, was accused of sexual assault by a former teen actor.  SEE ALSO: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon speak out about sexual harassment in Hollywood Blaise Godbe Lipman, who appeared on the shows Weeds and Hawaii Five-O, wrote a Facebook post describing “a prominent…

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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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