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Bill Gates will make his first-ever guest appearance on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

But will we finally get to see the Microsoft founder punch Sheldon?Image: john lamparski / Getty Images Bill Gates, the man Dennis Feinstein once famously referred to as “like a super-nerd,” is reportedly set to appear on TV’s nerdiest sitcom: The Big Bang Theory. The Microsoft founder-turned-billionaire philanthropist will play himself in a March episode of the series, EW reports. He pops up when he visits the pharmaceutical company where Penny works, and of course the guys want to meet him. SEE ALSO: The cast of ‘Queer Eye’ gives us…

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‘Black Panther’ moviegoers are all shook by M’Baku, leader of the Jabari Tribe

Image:  Aurora Rose / Contributor / Getty images Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.  It takes something extra to stand out in a Black Panther cast filled with achingly beautiful humans. Whatever it is, Winston Duke has got it. The actor behind M’Baku, leader of the movie’s Jabari Tribe, steals just about every scene he appears in. Even his first scene, when he challenges T’Challa to ritual combat for Wakanda’s throne… how many of you were quietly…

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Sony apologises for making light of food allergies in ‘Peter Rabbit’

Sony Pictures and the Peter Rabbit filmmakershave apologised for making light of allergies following calls to boycott the movie, which hit U.S. cinemas over the weekend.  SEE ALSO: James Corden will get the ‘Peter Rabbit’ movie hopping at Sony A scene in the new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic shows character Tom McGregor, who’s allergic to blackberries, being pelted with the berries by Peter and his friends. One of the berries lands in Tom’s mouth, and he has to use an EpiPen to treat his allergic reaction.  The scene prompted…

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‘Westworld’ Season 2 teaser promises even more violent delights with even more violent ends

We did it, you guys.  SEE ALSO: 27 reasons 2018 might not totally suck (pop culture edition) We survived an entire calendar year without Westworld and made it all the way to 2018, so we can finally, finally see what comes of the hosts’ bloody mutiny. And we’re starting to reap our rewards. During Super Bowl LII today, HBO dropped the very first trailer for Westworld Season 2, which promises another ten episodes of violent delights with violent ends. Westworld returns April 22. Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/04/westworld-tv-trailer/

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‘This Is Us’ Super Bowl commercial desperately wants to convince you Crock-Pots are innocent

Milo still uses Crock-Pots, people.Image: nbc Warning: Spoilers for the second season of This Is Us ahead. This Is Damage Control at its FINEST. You’ve probably heard by now, but during its last episode NBC’s This Is Us revealed that a faulty Crock-Pot is what started the fire that potentially kills everyone’s favorite TV dad, Jack Pearson. Since then, despite many attempts (and a newly created Twitter account) to convince everyone its products are safe and reliable, Crock-Pot’s brand name has been dragged through the mud and fans are boycotting…

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Octavia Spencer is buying out a theater in Mississippi so kids can see ‘Black Panther’

Image: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images The talented and generous Octavia Spencer is giving back to underserved communities once again, buying out a theater to allow families to see Black Panther who otherwise may not have been able to.  Spencer announced her plan to buy out a theater in Mississippi when Black Panther opens on Instagram Wednesday, saying she’ll be in the state when the movie opens on Feb. 16. SEE ALSO: These pictures from the ‘Black Panther’ premiere are stunning “I think I will buy out a theatre in an underserved…

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Spike’s social media went wild in the final days of its existence

Bye, Spike.Image: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Better to go out with a bang than a whimper, we guess. TV channel Spike is going to be rebranded as the Paramount Network on Thursday, as owner Viacom looks to general entertainment programming on the 34-year old basic cable network. SEE ALSO: 10 TV shows we can’t wait to see in 2018 So, as the days become numbered, Spike’s social media presence has decided to well, not really care anymore.  Welp, since I’m outta here anyway I might as well tell you all…

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COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson returns in 2019

COSMOS is officially returning for another season. And yes, everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will be hosting. The season will air in spring 2019 on FOX and Nat Geo.  SEE ALSO: Sheets of ice found below Mars’ surface could be a boon for human exploration Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will serve as executive producer of the show, just as he did when it was revived back in 2015. It featured plenty of mind-blowing science facts, animated history lessons, and Tyson riding around in a weird silver spaceship. 

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Hulu to get family-friendly with new ‘Animaniacs’ seasons

Image: warner bros./hulu Because Emmys and handmaids aren’t enough, Hulu is jumping into the family TV market with a revival of the kooky ’90s series Animaniacs.  Steven Spielberg will executive produce the Warner Bros. and Amblin Entertainment series for two brand-new seasons. SEE ALSO: ‘Animaniacs’ is your latest childhood obsession to get a reboot Animaniacs first debuted on the WB in 1993 and ran for 99 episodes. Mashable first reported rumor of a reboot in May 2017, when the show’s resurgent popularity on Netflix was gaining attention. (It’s since been…

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Hoda Kotb is named new co-host of NBC’s ‘Today’ show

Hoda Kotb is your new ruler of NBC's 'Today' show, co-anchoring three of the show's four hours.Image: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images NBC kicked off 2018 on Tuesday morning by officially naming Hoda Kotb as cohost of the popular Today show alongside Savannah Guthrie, the first time two women have co-anchored NBC’s flagship morning show.  Kotb, who has 30 years of experience in television news, replaces Matt Lauer who was fired in November 2017 after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. SEE ALSO: Matt Lauer is what happens when men…

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‘Lovesick’ Season 3 officially launches on New Year’s Day, and the trailer is finally here

Lovesick It’s official: The best Netflix show you’re not watching is coming back on New Year’s Day, and now there’s a trailer for the third season, too.  It’s time for you to start watching Lovesick. There are only two seasons, with 14 episodes, and each one’s around 25-30 minutes. Get it on it now. Here’s the deal: The dumbest way to describe Lovesick is How I Met Your Mother, but British. SEE ALSO: Netflix’s ‘El Camino Christmas’ is a holiday film for no one Smarter way to describe it: It’s…

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Carrie Fisher brought her own wit, humor to her final Star Wars appearance

Carrie Fisher and director Rian Johnson.Image: lucasfilm Carrie Fisher did more than reprise her role as General Leia Organa in the newest installment of the Star Wars franchise. Before her death at age 60 last year, she brought her own wit and humor with her into The Last Jedi — and director Rian Johnson was all about it. He included some one-liners that have that characteristic Fisher bite, which she wrote herself. SEE ALSO: Carrie Fisher’s dog loved ‘The Last Jedi’ and we’re crying In an interview with PEOPLE, Johnson…

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Jimmy Kimmel slams ‘jackhole’ at the FCC who ended net neutrality

First, Jimmy Kimmel slammed the government over not funding children’s healthcare. Now, like many Americans, he’s angry about the death of net neutrality.  “The FCC did something absolutely despicable today,” he said Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “They voted to put an end to net neutrality.” SEE ALSO: Net neutrality is officially dead “Internet service providers will be allowed to slow down or block web traffic to any website or streaming service they like,” he explained, “which benefits the big telecom companies, and does the opposite for all of us.”…

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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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