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Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf on Amazon’s TV Series: ‘He’s Over 7000 Years Old, So I’m Not Too Old’

Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf on Amazon’s TV Series: ‘He’s Over 7000 Years Old, So I’m Not Too Old’
Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” television series is one of the most highly anticipated projects currently in development, with the streaming giant already signing off on a multi-season commitment. While the story for the series has not been confirmed, Ian McKellen is more than eager to step back into the wizardly shoes of Gandalf.

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British television personality Graham Norton recently brought up the new “Lord of the Rings” series to McKellen during an interview on his BBC Radio 2 talk show (via Digital Spy). When asked if it would be annoying to see another actor take on his iconic role, McKellen responded, “What do you mean, another Gandalf?”

“I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it?
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Cannes’ Historic First Television Festival Opens in April 2018 With ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’

Cannes’ Historic First Television Festival Opens in April 2018 With ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’
The first-ever Cannes International Series Festival, also known as Canneseries, is set to launch on April 4, 2018 at the Palais des Festivals. The festival has announced that its inaugural edition will open with the world premiere of “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,” starring Patrick Dempsey, Kristine Froseth, and rising indie star Ben Schnetzer. The series pilot is directed by “Black and White in Color” helmer Jean-Jacques Annaud.

“The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” tells the story of Harry Quebert (Dempsey), a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted in the cold-case murder of a girl who has been missing for many years. The MGM Television-backed series is based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker and consists of 10 episodes. “Harry Quebert” will premiere in the U.S. on Epix and in France on TF1 in 2018.
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Mario Batali Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct, Includes Holiday Recipe

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Mario Batali Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct, Includes Holiday Recipe
Mario Batali takes the cake -- or, in this case, pizza dough -- for most tone deaf response to sexual battery allegations. Batali sent out an email blast Friday evening to his fans in which he acknowledged "some news coverage about some of my past behavior." Multiple women have accused the celeb chef of groping, exposing himself and other forms of sexual misconduct, and ABC canned him from "The Chew." In the email, he apologized to fans and admitted,
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Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed

Rob Lowe to Star in, Direct Lifetime's Remake of Horror Classic The Bad Seed
Rob Lowe is about to play the father of literally the most evil girl on the planet.

The Parks and Rec and West Wing alum is set to star in a remake of the classic horror film The Bad Seed for Lifetime, according to our sister site Deadline. (Lowe is also attached to direct the project, which isn’t confirmed yet, as Lifetime is still working to acquire the rights.) Lowe will play the dad of Emma, a demonic young girl who he learns is responsible for a terrible tragedy at her school. This version flips the gender of the original film,
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‘The Trade’: Morgan Spurlock Dropped As Executive Producer Of Showtime’s Sundance-Bound Docu Series

‘The Trade’: Morgan Spurlock Dropped As Executive Producer Of Showtime’s Sundance-Bound Docu Series
The fallout from Morgan Spurlock’s public confession of sexual misconduct earlier this week continues. The documentary maker has been dropped as an executive producer of Showtime’s upcoming five-episode docu-series The Trade, which will have a world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a Feb. 2 debut on Showtime. The move follows Spurlock’s exit from his production company, Warrior Poets, in the wake of the controversy. The Trade spotlights the opioid…
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Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance

Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince’ Is Just the Start of the Streaming Giant’s Quest for Christmas Dominance
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s “A Christmas Prince” yet, then you’re missing out. It’s not that the movie is really all that good. It’s Ok, but we’ll get back to that in a second. What matters is that this fairy tale rom-com has helped Netflix begin its mission: to steal Christmas from cable networks.

While networks like Lifetime, Freeform, Up, and Ion have been cranking out some holiday rom-coms and programming, Hallmark is the undisputed leader of Christmas fare. The channel began its new original Christmas movies back in October, ruled over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, and is still making a splash with yuletide movies like “The Christmas Train” and “Switched for Christmas.”
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David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch

David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch
David Boreanaz is once again proving his primetime power. Fresh off a 12-season run on the Fox staple “Bones,” Boreanaz didn’t miss a beat: His new CBS drama, “Seal Team,” has already been given a full 22-episode first season order, and is shoo-in for a sophomore renewal.

Not many performers can brag about starring in back-to-back-to-back hits, which makes Boreanaz a TV heavy hitter on par with stars like Ted Danson and William Shatner — the rare actors who have enjoyed multiple hits on unrelated shows. Boreanaz, of course, top-lined the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff “Angel” for several years (and 110 episodes) before moving on to 246 episodes of “Bones.”

Seal Team” stars Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, the leader of the Tier One team, a group deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice. The show has been consistently making the top 25 ratings among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
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“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump

“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump
Stephen Colbert says hello to special agent Clarice Starling tonight, as Jodie Foster joins him for a segment reprising her Silence of the Lambs role as the FBI novice who bonds with Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Clarice has some questions regarding Robert Mueller's probe into Trump's ties to Russia directed toward Hannibal Lecter (Stephen Colbert). — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 16, 2017 &nbsp…
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Five Things You didn’t Know About Chris Peckover

Chris Peckover is an American film writer and director. He is best known for his contributions to “Better Watch Out”(2016) and “Undocumented” (2010). His creative genius behind the scenes in indisputable and he understands what it takes to achieve the undertones that make a movie pop. These are things that are obvious about the talented filmmaker, but here are five things that you didn’t know about him. 1. Chris Packover tackles rugged social issues Violence is a fact of life in the real world and though it’s something that most of us try to avoid, it’s a topic that is

Five Things You didn’t Know About Chris Peckover
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The Ranch Part 4 Recap: Are Colt and Abby Doomed After Episode 6's Twist?

The Ranch Part 4 Recap: Are Colt and Abby Doomed After Episode 6's Twist?
Warning: The following contains spoilers from the first six episodes of The Ranch Part 4. Just starting your binge? Read our premiere recap here.

(Note: On Dec. 5, Danny Masterson was fired by Netflix. Because of The Ranch‘s accelerated production schedule, Masterson appears in all 10 new episodes. His character’s departure will take place during Part 5, to be released in 2018. The series has already been renewed through Part 6.)

The Ranch is blowing through plot at record speed. Just five episodes after Colt proposed to Abby at a Thomas Rhett concert, there’s reason to doubt they’ll ever make it to the altar.
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Young and the Restless: Bad News for Abby and Scott

Young and the Restless fans know that things aren’t going well for Abby and Scott right now. We know that Mariah knows about them thanks to Faith and her tattling on what she saw, and we know there is a good chance the two guilty parties might be aware they are caught. But what happens when they cannot keep their hands off of one another and they share yet another kiss? Faith is going to see this happen, and it’s going to end poorly for everyone – again. Scott is going to try and be a gentleman and tell Abby

Young and the Restless: Bad News for Abby and Scott
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Gretchen Carlson To Former Fox Colleague Bill O’Reilly: “Who Are U Fooling?”

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox & Friends co-host whose sexual harassment lawsuit against honcho Roger Ailes set off a domino reaction of allegations and departures from the news channel, is calling out her former colleague Bill O’Reilly for portraying himself as a victim of “big money.” “Who are u fooling?”, Carlson tweeted today. “U think we believe u paid $32 million for allegations that were ‘false and politically driven’?” Yesterday O’Reilly jumped on reports from…
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Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In January

There’s a lot of great shows and movies coming to Netflix in January but there are also a good number of them that are leaving as well. In order to maximize what people want versus what they no longer watch the company has to try and keep up with current demands by taking away those programs that don’t receive as much attention. It’s kind of like a person’s movie shelf in a way, what you buy and then don’t watch for years on end starts to get dusty and just take up space, so eventually it’s time to put them

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In January
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Xfl Return Rumored As WWE Head Vince McMahon Forms New Investment Venture

Wrestling mogul Vince McMahon has created Alpha Entertainment, a separate venture from his WWE kingdom that is self-funded and may be the vehicle for a revived Xfl, the television-driven pro football league that lasted one season in 2001. The WWE confirmed the move in a statement and said the new venture will explore “investment opportunities across the sports and entertainment landscape, including professional football.” The story was first reported by the Deadspin…
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‘SNL’ Cast Member Pete Davidson Shows Off Hillary Clinton Tattoo

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson has taken his support for Hillary Clinton to a whole other level — with a tattoo of the 2016 presidential nominee. Davidson posted his brand new ink on his leg on Instagram with the caption, “Wanted to get @hillaryclinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero. Thanks for being such a badass and one of the strongest people in the universe.” The tattoo is a classic image of Clinton — complete with power suit and all. The…
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The Bold and the Beautiful: Liam’s Future?

The Bold and the Beautiful fans thought Liam might have a bit of a future with his almost-girlfriend, Sally, but we hear otherwise. We thought that he and Steffy might not work out. They might end up splitting up, and things might end up changing for them. He would end up wit Sally, and things would work out for the best. But we have a feeling that will not happen. It turns out that when he finds out his wife cheated on him with his father, he will be low. And that’s when Hope will return. Not only is Brooke

The Bold and the Beautiful: Liam’s Future?
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The Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters

Have you ever wondered where the bizarre inspirations for Star Wars characters and the settings came from? Cracked has found a few good ideas and I thought I’d expand on them to give you a more in-depth look at some of the more unique and less understood aspects of Star Wars. Some things you just can’t fully understand until you see them side by side with their inspiration and even then it becomes a bit of a head-scratching moment since you have to wonder how the creator drew such an interesting parallel between one thing and the other. So here

The Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters
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TVLine Items: Clooney's Watergate, Grammys' Elton Tribute and More

TVLine Items: Clooney's Watergate, Grammys' Elton Tribute and More
George Clooney is reopening the Watergate scandal at Netflix.

The Academy Award-winning actor will executive-produce the eight-part limited series Watergate, which is currently in development at the streaming service. Per our sister site Deadline, the Rashomon-style project hails from writer Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies). Should it be ordered to series, each episode would focus on a different individual involved in the 1970s scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, including his counsel John Ehrlichman and former Attorney General John Mitchell.

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Watergate is one of two major TV projects for the onetime ER doc.
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Agent Olivia Metzger Leaving CAA; Clients Include Jeff Glor, Hoda Kotb: Report

CAA agent Olivia Metzger, who represents some of the top names in TV news including Jeff Glor, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Stephanie Ruhle, is leaving the agency, according to a report in the Huffington Post. HuffPo, citing two unnamed sources, reports that Metzger intends to continue repping clients, either at another agency or by starting her own firm. According to the article, at least CBS Evening News anchor Glor, NBC/MSNBC anchor Melvin and NBC White House…
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Chicago Med Review: Scary Merry Holidays

Chicago Med got a late start this year, but has nevertheless pushed the Emergency Department into a good place to pick up in the New Year. Perhaps not good, but at the very least, compelling and authentic. I’d call it a jolly holiday, but Santa and a priest dying in the E.D. is not a good sign of things to come. Nevertheless, we do our best to be hopeful during the holidays. We can be grateful for Chicago Med‘s new relationships, for every patient healed, and for the stories that represent the struggles currently going on in the healthcare community.

Chicago Med Review: Scary Merry Holidays
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