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    Billy Crystal’s new show to bring laughs to FX

Billy Crystal’s new show to bring laughs to FX

Could this be a mah-velous comedic union? FX announced it has given a series order to the Billy Crystal-fronted half-hour titled “The Comedians.”
The single-camera comedy, produced by Fox Television Studios, features the 66-year-old multi-hyphenate as an established comic vet who gets paired with a younger, edgier newcomer, played by Broadway and TV actor Josh Gad, for a late-night sketch show — giving an insiders look at the late-night scene in the process.

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    Coldplay’s Chris Martin joins ‘The Voice’ as mentor

Coldplay’s Chris Martin joins ‘The Voice’ as mentor

“The Voice” is getting yet another dose of pop star power. NBC’s hit singing competition show has recruited Coldplay’s Chris Martin to serve as a mentor.

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Good grief: Charlie Brown gets 3-D treatment

Everything else is going 3-D and computer generated. Why not Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang? At least, that’s what those behind a November 2015 release starring Charlie Brown and his beloved canine are hoping.

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Tina Fey shuts down ‘Mean Girls’ film rumors

Tina Fey is working on a “Mean Girls” reunion of sorts, but sadly it won’t be in the form of another movie.

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    “Frankly, My Dear” – The Wickedly Talented Tyler Griffith and Tyler Reezeed

“Frankly, My Dear” – The Wickedly Talented Tyler Griffith and Tyler Reezeed

In this week’s podcast, Taylor Rexrode and Taylor Griffin discuss John Travolta’s name slip at the Academy Awards and the recent deal struck between Dish Network and Disney to stream Disney-owned channels online. The new Jesse Eisenberg film “The Double” coming out May 9 is the subject for a new “Trailer Trash.”

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E! picks up first scripted series

LOS ANGELES _ E! has greenlighted its first original scripted series, the network announced Thursday.

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    Could Disney’s ‘Frozen’ play bigger role in theme parks?

Could Disney’s ‘Frozen’ play bigger role in theme parks?

ORLANDO, Fla. — “Frozen” is such a hot commodity that parents already wait in line at Epcot for hours so their kids can meet the film’s two princesses, and Disneyphiles speculate that the movie could eventually play a major role at the theme parks.

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Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet-delivered television

LOS ANGELES — With a string of recent deals, cable and satellite providers are beginning to acknowledge a brutal truth that companies like Hulu and Netflix have known all along: Many TV viewers, especially young ones, want shows and movies on their own terms — wherever, whenever and on whatever devices they choose.

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Africa celebrates Oscar win for Kenyan actress

NAIROBI, Kenya — “You are the pride of Africa,” Kenya’s president exclaimed on Twitter as he celebrated Kenya’s first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong’o.

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    Frankly, My Dear: I wish I were an Oscar winner

Frankly, My Dear: I wish I were an Oscar winner

In this week’s podcast, Taylor Rexrode and Taylor Griffin discuss their final predictions for Sunday’s Academy Awards in comparison with the trending top picks. The new “Godzilla” reboot starring Bryan Cranston is the subject for a new “Trailer Trash.”

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