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                Johnny Galecki to produce National Lampoon’s Vacation series The Griswolds for HBO Max

                Johnny Galecki to produce National Lampoon’s Vacation series The Griswolds for HBO Max
                The Griswolds are heading to HBO Max, with Deadline reporting that the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service has ordered a single-camera half hour comedy series based upon National Lampoon’s Vacation series. Written by Tim Hobert (The Middle) and produced by The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, the series will explore daily life in the Chicago suburbs […]

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                The 10 Best Netflix Movies of 2019

                The 10 Best Netflix Movies of 2019
                This time last year, Netflix estimated that it would release 90 original movies in 2019. At the time, the number seemed outrageous: That’s more than four times the number Warner Bros. made in the same 12-month period — and more than any human would ever care to watch. Guess what: Turns out that 90 was a conservative estimate, as Netflix unloaded nearly that many original features and series (one estimate pegged the number at 73) last month alone.

                Overwhelmed? Netflix employees refer to all those movies as “content,” but to quote “The Irishman” director Martin Scorsese, “But that’s not cinema.” Scorsese was dismissing Marvel movies when he said that — albeit with his face pressed to the window of his shiny new glass house. Cinema, it would seem, isn’t something one sees in the cinema anymore, and no one’s doing more to expand that experience than Netflix, including buying up a few
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                ‘The Blacklist’ Bosses on Delivering the ‘Really Intense Family Drama That We’ve Been Promising for Seven Years’

                ‘The Blacklist’ Bosses on Delivering the ‘Really Intense Family Drama That We’ve Been Promising for Seven Years’
                Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Katarina Rostova,” the midseason seventh season finale of “The Blacklist.”

                Since “The Blacklist” began it has been building towards a confrontation between Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) and her biological mother, Katarina Rostova (Laila Robbins). That promised confrontation was front-and-center in the seventh season premiere when Katarina moved in next door to Liz and befriended her, and it took a dramatic turn in Friday night’s midseason finale, “Katarina Rostova.”

                The episode opened with Liz tied up and Katarina interrogating Red Reddington’s “friend,” (Brett Cullen). Katarina then revealed
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                The Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, and More Artists Bring Down the House at Jingle Ball in NYC

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                The Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, and More Artists Bring Down the House at Jingle Ball in NYC
                iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball in NYC was a star-studded affair. On Friday night, Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Niall Horan, and more artists hit the stage at Madison Square Garden for an electrifying concert. The Jonas Brothers performed jams, such as "Only Human," "Sucker," "Burnin' Up," and their new holiday single, "Like It's Christmas." Lizzo also sang some of her best tunes, including "Good as Hell," "Cuz I Love You," and "Truth Hurts." During her set, the songstress even paused to take in the moment. "I've always dreamed of performing at Madison Square Garden," she said. "You made my dream come true tonight."

                The show also marked Swift's 30th birthday, which she made sure to call out during her opening performance. "Where would I want to spend my 30th birthday?" she said. "The answer is: you're looking at it. This is the first show of my 30th year of life.
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                Danny Aiello, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Moonstruck’ Actor, Dies at 86

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                Danny Aiello, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Moonstruck’ Actor, Dies at 86
                Danny Aiello, a character actor best known for his work in such films as “Do the Right Thing” and “Moonstruck,” died on Thursday night in New Jersey. He was 86.

                Aiello’s literary agent Jennifer De Chiara confirmed his death to Variety.

                “It is with profound sorrow to report that Danny Aiello, beloved husband, father, grandfather, actor and musician passed away last night after a brief illness,” his family said in a statement. “The family asks for privacy at this time. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.”

                Aiello worked steadily in films starting in the mid-1970s, often playing cops, mobsters and other New York tough guys. He earned a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role as a pizza parlor owner caught up in racial tensions and a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn in Spike Lee’s 1989 hit “Do the Right Thing.” He earned praise for his work in 1987’s “Moonstruck,
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                James ‘Radio’ Kennedy, Who Inspired 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr Film, Dies at 73

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                James ‘Radio’ Kennedy, Who Inspired 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr Film, Dies at 73
                James “Radio” Kennedy, the inspiration for the 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr. film “Radio,” died early Sunday at age 73.

                Harold Jones, the former football coach at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson County, S.C., played by Ed Harris in the film, confirmed Kennedy’s death to the Anderson Independent Mail.

                The 2003 film centered on the relationship between Jones and Kennedy, a young man with intellectual disabilities and an infectious smile who had long been drawn to Hanna’s football program since showing up on the field as a teenager in the mid-1960s.

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                He gained the nickname “Radio” for the transistor radio he kept with him at all times — and soon won acceptance from both the team as well as the surrounding community — where he became what the Independent Mail called an “unofficial 11th-grader” at T.L. Hanna High School for decades.

                “He became a fixture at football practices,
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                Scarlett Johansson on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See

                Scarlett Johansson on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See
                Look, sometimes an entire episode is a big swing and a miss. It happens. It’s somewhat surprising that it happened while Scarlett Johansson hosted, because her previous five hosting gigs have yielded consistently solid episodes. But that’s the nature of the Saturday Night Live beast: Some weeks everything just sorta sits there, comic-adjacent but never really coming into focus. Let’s put it this way: you know it’s not the show’s week when even Bowen Yang’s Chen Baio fails to truly land.

                It’s tempting
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                Anna Karina, Star of French New Wave Cinema, Dies at 79

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                Anna Karina, Star of French New Wave Cinema, Dies at 79
                Anna Karina, the Danish-born star of classic French New Wave films of the 1960s such as “A Woman Is a Woman” and “Alphaville,” died on Saturday at age 79.

                Her agent, Laurent Balandras, tweeted that she died of cancer.

                “Today, French cinema has been orphaned,” Franck Riester, France’s culture minister, wrote in his own tweet. “It has lost one of its legends.”

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                Karina landed her first film role as a teenager in Jean-Luc Godard’s “The Little Soldier,” a drama about the French-Algerian War that was shot in 1960 but not released until three years later due to censorship issues.

                In 1961, she won the best actress award at the Berlin Film Festival for her work playing a French striptease artist in Godard’s 1961 film “A Woman Is a Woman.”

                By that time, she had also married Godard — with whom she continued to work on
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