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‘Ms. Marvel’ Finds Directors in Pakistani Oscar Winner, ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Filmmakers (Exclusive)

‘Ms. Marvel’ Finds Directors in Pakistani Oscar Winner, ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Filmmakers (Exclusive)
Disney+’s Marvel series Ms. Marvel has assembled its directing team.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the duo behind this year’s Bad Boys for Life, have been tapped to work on episodes of the series. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a two-time Oscar winner in the documentary short category, has also joined the helming roster for the series, as has Meera Menon, whose credits include episodes of The Walking Dead, The Punisher, Titans, Dirty John and Outlander.

Ms. Marvel hails from head writer Bisha K. Ali and centers on Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teen. The New Jersey-based hero broke ground in 2014 as Marvel’s first Muslim character to star ...
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Sarah Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Alexia Landeau Join Cast of Julie Delpy’s ‘On the Verge’ (Exclusive)

Sarah Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Alexia Landeau Join Cast of Julie Delpy’s ‘On the Verge’ (Exclusive)
Sarah Jones (“Marriage Story”), Giovanni Ribisi (“Avatar”) and Alexia Landeau (“Day Out of Days”) have joined the cast of Julie Delpy’s upcoming dramedy series “On the Verge,” a co-production between Canal Plus and Netflix.

Canal Plus will air the series in France, with Netflix distributing it in the rest of world. “On The Verge” was co-developed by Canal Plus’s Original Creation label. Production recently started in Los Angeles.

Delpy, who created the series and co-wrote it with Landeau, will also headline “On the Verge” alongside Elisabeth Shue, as previously announced. With Jones, Ribisi and Landeau on board, the key cast is now complete.
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‘Harley Quinn’ Is Getting a Season 3 on HBO Max

‘Harley Quinn’ Is Getting a Season 3 on HBO Max
Harley Quinn, aka “the single greatest Batman adaptation ever created,” has just been greenlit for a third season that will air on HBO Max. The news came in a press release that also revealed Harley Quinn’s fellow DC Universe shows Young Justice, Doom Patrol, Titans, and Stargirl would be moving over to HBO Max, although no new seasons of those series have yet been announced. [caption id="attachment_853318" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via DC Universe/caption] If for some reason you haven’t seen Harley Quinn, stop what you are doing immediately and go binge the first two …
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Tatiana Maslany to Play She-Hulk in New Marvel Series for Disney+

Tatiana Maslany to Play She-Hulk in New Marvel Series for Disney+
This one-time orphan has found a new TV home: Tatiana Maslany will portray superheroine She-Hulk in a new TV series for Disney+, according to multiple reports. The Orphan Black star, recently seen on HBO's Perry Mason, has yet to comment on the news. In the Marvel comics, She-Hulk's alter-ego is Jennifer Walters, cousin to Bruce Banner. She receives the powers of the green, beefy superhero thanks to a blood transfusion from her relative. In the McU, Bruce Banner—aka the Hulk—is portrayed by Mark Ruffalo, who took over the role in The Avengers following a short stint by Edward Norton in the 2008 standalone film. Not many details are known about the plot of the She-Hulk series, though it has...
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Emmy 2020 Predictions: ‘Succession,’ ‘Watchmen’ & Few Surprises

Emmy 2020 Predictions: ‘Succession,’ ‘Watchmen’ & Few Surprises
In theory, we know what’s going to happen during the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Well, in terms of who has the honor of receiving a virtual trophy that is. The socially distanced telecast itself? Eh, not so much. But when the Jimmy Kimmel hosted event comes to an end “Succession,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Watchmen” are expected to be the big series winners of the night.

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Jaden Smith Snapchat Series on Voting and Racial Justice Sets Premiere Date

Jaden Smith Snapchat Series on Voting and Racial Justice Sets Premiere Date
Jaden Smith is hosting a new Snapchat original series, “The Solution Committee,” which taps young activists and celebrity friends to explore ways to effect social and racial justice — and urge viewers to vote.

The show will premiere exclusively on Snapchat on Sept. 21, one day before National Voter Registration Day. “The Solution Committee” is produced by Westbrook Media, led by Jaden’s parents — Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The unscripted series is the second from Westbrook Media for Snap, following Will Smith’s “Will From Home,” which premiered earlier this spring and has been watched by over 35 million Snapchat users, according to Snap.

Smith, 22, will be joined on “The Solution Committee” by a range of celebrity guests including Hailey Bieber, Common, Willow Smith, Janelle Monáe, Phoebe Robinson, Yara Shahidi, and Lena Waithe. New episodes from the eight-episode series will hit Snapchat’s Discover page on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

“Historically,
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In the Presence of Greatness: My Afternoon With Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the Presence of Greatness: My Afternoon With Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a petite woman from Brooklyn who grew up to be a towering figure in American legal history and cultural trailblazer in American life. She was the most intimidating interview I have ever done.

I had the privilege of sitting with Justice Ginsburg and her daughter, Columbia University Law professor Jane C. Ginsburg, in the former’s beautiful apartment in the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4, 2014. The two graciously participated in the 2016 essay collection, “What I Told My Daughter: Lessons From Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women,” that I edited alongside
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Cable News Preps for a ‘Monumental Fight’ Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Replacement

Cable News Preps for a ‘Monumental Fight’ Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Replacement
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will set off a massive political battle over her replacement, and just a few hours later on Friday night, the cable networks were already getting in place to cover it.

On MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” the tone was somber, as the show broadcast live images of a vigil outside the Supreme Court building. Maddow interviewed NPR’s Nina Totenberg, who related that Ginsburg’s dying wish was that the next president would pick her replacement.

“There’s going to be a monumental fight over this,” Totenberg said. “I’m not optimistic that what she wanted,
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Where to Stream the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Films Rbg and On the Basis of Sex

Where to Stream the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Films Rbg and On the Basis of Sex
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The world is mourning the tragic loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female ever appointed as a Supreme Court Justice, who passed away Friday at the age of 87. A fighter up until the very end, Ginsburg was known as a feminist icon who fought for equality for all people and a liberal bastion on

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tributes Pour In From Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tributes Pour In From Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and More
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who served on the nation's highest court for 27 years, died Friday, Sept. 18 at age 87. A champion of women's rights and equality for all, Ginsburg -- nicknamed "The Notorious R.B.G." -- became a pop culture reference point in recent years due in part

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, Dead at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, Dead at 87
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87, according to NPR.

The cause of death was complications from cancer; Ginsburg had battled pancreatic cancer for years, undergoing several surgeries that required her to step aside from the court. Days before her death, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” (The 2020 presidential election is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3.)

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Brian Henson on the Evolution of Puppetry and ‘Earth to Ned’

Brian Henson on the Evolution of Puppetry and ‘Earth to Ned’
Brian Henson has been head of the Jim Henson Company for nearly 30 years now, following in his father Jim Henson’s footsteps. His latest project, “Earth To Ned” (streaming on Disney Plus) features new puppet creatures, such as the titular alien commander Ned (Paul Rugg) and his sidekick Cornelius (Michael Oosterom), who host a late-night talk show.

Ned is sent to destroy Earth, but instead, he falls in love with mankind, beaming human celebrity guests, such as RuPaul and Rachel Bloom, to his spaceship. The idea to play with a combination of late-night TV, improve and science fiction had been
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NBCUniversal Inks Deal to Bring Peacock to Roku

NBCUniversal Inks Deal to Bring Peacock to Roku
Peacock, NBCUniversal’s recently-launched streaming service, will be available on Roku in the near future.

The two companies reached a deal on Friday afternoon, several hours after reports surfaced that dozens of NBCUniversal’s other apps would be removed from Roku over the weekend due to the stalled Peacock negotiations. A Roku spokesperson stated that those apps would continue to be accessible as part of the agreement to bring Peacock to Roku. A specific date for Peacock’s Roku availability was not provided by either company.

“We are pleased Roku recognizes the value in making NBCUniversal’s incredible family of apps and programming, including Peacock, available to all of their users across the country,” an NBCUniversal spokesperson said in a statement. “More than 15 million people signed up for Peacock since its national launch in July and we are thrilled millions more will now be able to access and enjoy Peacock
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The Boys' Antony Starr on Homelander and Stormfront's Shocking [Spoiler] Scene: 'It's Just So Bonkers'

The Boys' Antony Starr on Homelander and Stormfront's Shocking [Spoiler] Scene: 'It's Just So Bonkers'
Warning: The following contains spoilers for The Boys Season 2, Episode 5. Proceed at your own risk!

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On this Friday’s The Boys, Homelander put away his pride and asked Stormfront forhelp with his declining popularity problem. She, in turn, enlisted her meme makers, who successfully boosted the supe’s score. So how did Homelander pay Stormfront back?
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HBO Max Gets ‘Harley Quinn’ Season 3 as DC Universe Becomes Digital Comics Service

HBO Max Gets ‘Harley Quinn’ Season 3 as DC Universe Becomes Digital Comics Service
HBO Max will be getting the third season of the animated “Harley Quinn” series. The show, which premiered on DC Universe, is moving to HBO Max as part of WarnerMedia’s plan to relaunch the former platform as a hub for digital comic books rather than original television.

The DC Universe streaming service launched in 2018 and served as WarnerMedia’s hub for the company’s scripted superhero series old and new, such as the early 2000s “Justice League” series, as well as original shows such as “Doom Patrol” and “Swamp Thing.” WarnerMedia will relaunch the platform as DC Universe Infinite on January 21, 2021 as a digital comic book service that will boast more than 24,000 titles at launch. The company stated that the new platform will feature DC fan events and recently released comics six months after their physical versions hit retailers. The service will also offer original comics and customers will
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TV News Roundup: Mindy Kaling, Bob Newhart, More Added to the 2020 Emmys Telecast

TV News Roundup: Mindy Kaling, Bob Newhart, More Added to the 2020 Emmys Telecast
In today’s TV news roundup, ABC and the Television Academy announce additional special guest appearances during the 72nd Emmy Awards, and HBO Max debuts a trailer for “The Murders at White House Farm.”

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HBO Documentary Films will release “537 Votes,” a film chronicling the journey toward the contested outcome of the 2000 presidential election, on Oct. 21. From director Billy Corben, producer Alfred Spellman and executive producers Todd Schulman at Hyperobject Industries and Adam McKay, the documentary traces the history of how an international custody battle in Miami-Dade County, Fla. swayed the election’s outcome, resulting in a win for George W. Bush
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Holiday Movies Coming to Television in 2020

Holiday Movies Coming to Television in 2020
Christmas might not be until December, but some networks are slapping on their mittens and gearing up for the holiday season as early as October.

Families often find themselves gathered around the TV binging some of Hallmark or Lifetime’s latest Christmas-themed films, and this year is no exception. With people around the country encouraged to stay indoo