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              Tom Hatten Dies: Former ‘Popeye and Friends’ & ‘Family Film Festival’ Host Was 92

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              Tom Hatten Dies: Former ‘Popeye and Friends’ & ‘Family Film Festival’ Host Was 92
              Tom Hatten, a former actor, announcer and Ktla host died Saturday at age 92, the Los Angeles television station reported. The station said it learned of Hatten’s passing from his longtime friend and former Ktla producer, Joe Quasarano.

              Hatten joined the station as an announcer in 1952. He went on to host the children’s show Popeye and Friends from 1976 to 1988, and Ktla’s Family Film Festival from 1978 to 1992.

              The longtime broadcaster also kept local residents informed about Hollywood, as an entertainment editor at Knx 1070 News Radio from 1978 to 2007.

              Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Jamestown, North Dakota, Hatten served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and used benefits from the G.I. Bill to attend the Pasadena Playhouse.

              In addition to his broadcast career, Hatten appeared on six episodes of Gomer Pyle: Usmc in the 1960s, according to his IMDb page. He played a military officer in the television series,
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              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’

              • Variety
              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’
              News on the “Breaking Bad” movie seems to be coming in fits and starts.

              At the Sun Valley Film Festival on Friday, series star Aaron Paul didn’t confirm whether he was involved in the upcoming movie sequel, which will first air on Netflix and then AMC, as Variety reported in February, but did indicate that he was open to reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman.

              “Rumors are funny — I once heard a rumor that I was being cast as Han Solo,” Paul said to a packed house at the fest’s Coffee Talk event, which was sponsored by Variety. “I haven’t heard anything about the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie but if there is one and it comes together I’d love to be a part of it.” “If it were to happen, yes, I would love to do it.”

              All hoping for a Pinkman return doesn’t seem to be lost,
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              ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Creator on Season 3: ‘It’s Going to Be a Bigger Show’

              • Variety
              ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Creator on Season 3: ‘It’s Going to Be a Bigger Show’
              Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched Season 2 of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

              In the final moments of Season 2 of the Amazon smash hit “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) comes to her husband Joel (Michael Zegen), who left her in the very beginning of Season 1, for comfort.

              Midge is about to embark on the opportunity of a lifetime as a touring comic, and she wants to be with “someone who loves her, just for one night.” With Benjamin (Zachary Levi) waiting in the wings, the question that many fans have is, will this really be a one night only thing between the two of them?

              “I think that Midge does believe that,” Brosnahan told Variety at the show’s Paleyfest opening night blue carpet. “I don’t think it’s about their relationship, I think it’s about trust and comfort, she’s entering
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              Clayne Crawford returning to TV in "Into the Dark"

              Clayne Crawford returning to TV in
              Some ten months after his firing from Fox’s Lethal Weapon, actor Clayne Crawford is set for a return to the small screen with an appearance in Blumhouse and Hulu’s anthology horror series Into the Dark.

              The series premiered back in October and consists of twelve episodes, each released monthly over the period of a year and inspired by various holidays from their respective months.

              As per TV Line, Crawford will appear in a Father’s Day-themed episode entitled ‘They Come Knocking’ in June, where he will portray a widower who takes his daughters on a road trip, only for the family to find themselves in the crosshairs of terrifying supernatural entities.

              The next episode of Into the Dark is set to premiere on April 5th and stars Keir O’Donnell, Hayes MacArthur and Jessica McNamee.
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              ‘Grace and Frankie’ Creator Reveals Ernie Hudson Return – PaleyFest

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              ‘Grace and Frankie’ Creator Reveals Ernie Hudson Return – PaleyFest
              Season 6 of Grace and Frankie promises the return of a popular character and the addition of a new one. The cast and co-creators of the Netflix comedy filled fans in on the series Saturday afternoon at PaleyFest in Hollywood.

              Taking part in the conversation were series stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael. Also attending were co-creators and executive producers, Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris.

              Kauffman revealed Ernie Hudson, who played Tomlin’s love interest Jacob on previous episodes, will be returning.

              “The electricity between them was so vibrant,” Kauffman said to applause. “We will be seeing him in season 6.”

              Another big question was when and if Dolly Parton — Fonda and Tomlin’s 9 to 5 co-star, will appear on the series.

              Fonda said it depends on “the time and her schedule. She wants to, but she’s busy.”

              While a Parton appearance remains uncertain,
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              Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Flies Past $200 Million Domestically

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              Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Flies Past $200 Million Domestically
              The second frame of Disney-Marvel’s latest MCU installment, 'Captain Marvel,' is set to top the box office with an estimated $70 million.

              The superhero film already pushed past the $200 million mark domestically after taking in $19 million on Friday for a total of about $215 million. It’s also generated $378 million overseas after jolting the domestic box office out of a slump that had seen it down 27% from last year.

              Captain Marvel’s” second weekend will mark the second-highest in March box office history with “Beauty and the Beast” having taken in $90 million in its second frame in 2017. “Captain Marvel’s” weekend take will mark a 54% drop from its debut.

              Paramount’s animated adventure film “Wonder Park” should drop into second place with about $17 million from 3,838 North American locations, while CBS Films and Lionsgate’s “Five Feet Apart” is estimated to bring in about $13 million from 2,803 domestic sites for third place.
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              James Gunn thanks his supporters following 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' reinstatement

              James Gunn thanks his supporters following 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' reinstatement
              Yesterday it was announced that Disney has reinstated James Gunn as director of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, bringing an end to the saga that began last year with the filmmaker’s dismissal from the project last year due to inappropriate past tweets.

              Disney’s original decision to fire Gunn had been met with heavy criticism, with the Guardians of the Galaxy cast issuing a statement in support of the filmmaker, and a petition on Change.org urging the Mouse House to reconsider attracting over 425,000 signatures.

              Well, in response to the news, Gunn has now returned to social media to offer his thanks to everyone who supported him following his firing, and to Disney for bringing him back into the Guardians fold.
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              'Flash' Shocker: Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Stay On as Star

              'Flash' Shocker: Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Stay On as Star
              In a bid to keep himself involved as the Scarlet Speedster, actor Ezra Miller is taking a hands-on approach to The Flash.

              Miller is taking a stab at writing the script for the Warner Bros. project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He has teamed up with Grant Morrison, the acclaimed comics author, to pen a draft that could determine if he stays on as star, playing crimefighter Barry Allen.

              The development has bubbled up from a clash of creative visions. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who have been on board the project since January 2018, have a light-hearted approach to ...
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              Ratings: "Dynasty" Returns Down, Delivers Smallest Audience Ever

              Ratings:
              The CW’s already renewed Dynasty returned from a five-week break on Friday night to 548,000 total viewers and a 0.1 demo rating, dipping on both counts to hit and match series lows.

              Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (370K/0.1) matched its own smallest audience ever while flat in the demo.

              Elsewhere….

              Fox | Last Man Standing (5 mil/0.9) ticked down but still led the night in the demo. Cool Kids (3.8 mil/0.7) and Proven Innocent (2.1 mil/0.4) were steady.

              NBC | Pending adjustment due to Acc hoops preemptions, Blindspot (2.8 mil/0.5) and The Blacklist (3.6 mil/0.5) are currently steady.

              CBS | MacGyver (6 mil/0.7), Hawaii Five-0 (6.7 mil/0.8) and Blue Bloods (8.2 mil/0.8) all dipped a tenth,
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              The Four Weddings and a Funeral Sequel Includes an Unexpected Twist That Will Leave Fans Shook

              The Four Weddings and a Funeral Sequel Includes an Unexpected Twist That Will Leave Fans Shook
              Rom-com devotees know that Four Weddings and a Funeral is a classic. Anything starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell is a recipe for movie magic.

              Luckily for fans, the two A-Listers are reuniting for the first time in 25 years (!!!) for the sequel. Best of all? It includes a delightful twist.

              In honor of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day, Grant, MacDowell and Rowan Atkinson are reprising their roles in the highly-anticipated short film, which is appropriately titled, One Red Nose Day and a Wedding. The movie also stars Lily James and Alicia Vikander—who are key players in the sequel.

              Ready for the epic plot twist?

              It turns out, this time around, the two beauties are tying the...
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              ‘Captain Marvel’ to Blast Past $250 Million in Domestic Box Office on 2nd Weekend

              • The Wrap
              ‘Captain Marvel’ to Blast Past $250 Million in Domestic Box Office on 2nd Weekend
              Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” continues to fly high in its second weekend at the box office, as it is estimated to earn $70 million from domestic receipts after making $19 million on Friday.

              While that weekend total would signify a higher drop-off than “Black Panther” — 54 percent compared to 44 percent for the 2018 hit — a $70 million result would be the second-highest second weekend total in March box office history, sitting only behind the “Beauty and the Beast” remake’s $90 million made in 2017. With this result, the 10-day domestic total for “Captain Marvel” will rise to $266 million.

              In second and third are this weekend’s new releases, Paramount’s “Wonder Park” and CBS Films/Lionsgate’s “Five Feet Apart.” “Wonder Park” is in second with an estimated $17 million opening from 3,838 screens, slightly better than the $10-14 million start expected by trackers. The animated film faces a tumultuous production that includes the firing of director Dylan Brown
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              SXSW Film Review: ‘Pet Sematary’

              SXSW Film Review: ‘Pet Sematary’
              In Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” the big-city Creed family moves to rural Maine, inadvertently buying a plot of land that includes an ancient Indian burial ground. If you inter a beloved feline correctly in the creepy pet cemetery behind their house, it’s liable to come back … different. Same goes for cadavers of the non-cat variety — including humans hit by passing traffic. So goes the “Be careful what you wish for” premise of what many consider to be the horror writer’s scariest novel.

              Of the 70-odd theatrical adaptations of the King’s oeuvre to date, maybe a dozen actually deliver. Amid that hit-and-miss filmography, the 1989 reanimated-animals chiller ranks among the most effective big-screen translations of the prolific author’s work. That earlier nightmare-inducing version of “Pet Sematary” isn’t so much remade as resurrected in co-directors Kevin K?lsch and Dennis Widmyer’s 30-years-later take, a mostly faithful cover
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              Richard Erdman, Actor in 'Stalag 17' and TV's 'Community,' Dies at 93

              Richard Erdman, Actor in 'Stalag 17' and TV's 'Community,' Dies at 93
              Richard Erdman, the mirthful character actor who stood out on the big screen in The Men, Cry Danger and Stalag 17 and then on the sitcom Community, has died. He was 93.

              Erdman, who as a teenager so impressed legendary director Michael Curtiz that he was quickly signed to a contract at Warner Bros., died Saturday, film historian Alan K. Rode reported. No other details were immediately available.

              The Oklahoma native also is known for starring as the loutish McNulty, who's given a timepiece that can freeze time, in the memorable 1963 The Twilight Zone episode "A Kind of a Stopwatch."

              Erdman excelled ...
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              Meghan McCain Blasts Trump Over John McCain Dig: No One Will Love You Like They Loved My Father

              Meghan McCain Blasts Trump Over John McCain Dig: No One Will Love You Like They Loved My Father
              Meghan McCain fired back at Donald Trump Saturday after the president delivered yet another verbal attack on her father, the late Sen. John McCain.

              “No one will ever love you the way they loved my father,” “The View” co-host said in a tweet replying to the Potus. “I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine?”

              The sharp words came after Trump disparaged McCain in yet another tweet on Saturday, blasting the Vietnam veteran over his “no” vote to repeal Obamacare and his part in bringing the Steele Dossier to public attention.

              Also Read: Meghan McCain Pens Tribute to Her Late Father: 'We Lived in His Light and Warmth for So Very Long'

              “Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier ‘is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.'” Trump wrote, quoting former Clinton special prosecutor Ken Starr.
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              Mike Cernovich’s ‘5-Year Statute of Limitations on All Offensive Content’ Doesn’t Extend to James Gunn

              Mike Cernovich says he isn’t interested in old recordings of Tucker Carlson belittling women or rationalizing statutory rape, as they fall beyond the five-year statute of limitations. That rule, however, doesn’t seem to apply when the topic shifts to Disney’s rehiring of “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn, who was fired after his decade-old tweets joking about pedophilia resurfaced.

              “Cernovich has a 5-year statute of limitations on all offensive content,” he said, speaking of himself in third person in a video tweet on Monday. “I won’t listen to Tucker Carlson video because it doesn’t matter, too old.”

              “Literally if you commit most crimes other than murder there’s a statute of limitations,” he continued. “If Fox News holds strong and just says we’re just not going to fire Tucker, it’s just over, then it’s a new era. It’s a new era for conservatives.
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              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’

              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’
              News on the “Breaking Bad” movie seems to be coming in fits and starts.

              At the Sun Valley Film Festival on Friday, series star Aaron Paul didn’t confirm whether he was involved in the upcoming movie sequel, which will first air on Netflix and then AMC, as Variety reported in February, but did indicate that he was open to reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman.

              “Rumors are funny — I once heard a rumor that I was being cast as Han Solo,” Paul said to a packed house at the fest’s Coffee Talk event, which was sponsored by Variety.
              See full article at Variety - TV News »

              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’

              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’
              News on the “Breaking Bad” movie seems to be coming in fits and starts.

              At the Sun Valley Film Festival on Friday, series star Aaron Paul didn’t confirm whether he was involved in the upcoming movie sequel, which will first air on Netflix and then AMC, as Variety reported in February, but did indicate that he was open to reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman.

              “Rumors are funny — I once heard a rumor that I was being cast as Han Solo,” Paul said to a packed house at the fest’s Coffee Talk event, which was sponsored by Variety. “I haven’t heard anything about the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie but if there is one and it comes together I’d love to be a part of it.” “If it were to happen, yes, I would love to do it.”

              All hoping for a Pinkman return doesn’t seem to be lost,
              See full article at Variety - Film News »

              Fox News’ ‘Judge Jeanine’ Won’t Air This Saturday

              “Judge Jeanine” isn’t holding court Saturday night.

              Fox News Channel replaced tonight’s broadcast of Jeanine Pirro’s weekly program with a repeat episode of its documentary series “Scandalous,” just days after the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news network said it condemned remarks the outspoken host made about Minnesota Democrat Ihan Omar.

              The change in Fox News’s schedule was evident in an on-screen cable guide. But a Pirro broadcast had been placed in newspaper TV listings for this evening.

              When reached for comment, a Fox News spokesperson said, “We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters” and declined to elaborate.
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              It’s Super Weird That ‘Captain Marvel’ Doesn’t Have Anything to Do With ‘Avengers: Endgame’

              It’s Super Weird That ‘Captain Marvel’ Doesn’t Have Anything to Do With ‘Avengers: Endgame’
              (There are major spoilers ahead for all of “Captain Marvel.” You have been warned.)

              It’s been a long and torturous wait for “Captain Marvel” — the wait since “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War” last summer has been the longest gap between entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in years. And we were particularly excited for this movie because “Avengers: Endgame” is coming up so soon, with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) set to play an important role in what is shaping up to be one of the most heavily anticipated movies of all time, thanks to the shocking ending of “Infinity War.”

              So last summer, we here at TheWrap wrote a bunch of speculative pieces in response to that insane “Avengers: Infinity War” cliffhanger. The most popular of those — and by far the longest at 2200 words — was about how “Captain Marvel,” hitting theaters less than two months before the then-unnamed “Avengers: Endgame,
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              All 55 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Captain Marvel’

              We’re more than 30 years deep into the history of Marvel Comics on the big screen, Leaving us with a hefty total that that grows by several each year these days — with “Captain Marvel,” we’re up to 55 of these things now.

              So it’s always a good a time to rank ‘em all, from “Howard the Duck” to last year’s “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Venom” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — and this year’s “Captain Marvel.”

              55. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”

              Just a nightmare. A total nightmare. There have been a number of bad superhero movies, but from the talking gas cloud the filmmakers cast as Galactus to Jessica Alba‘s dye job, this one transcends bad.

              54. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine

              A totally chaotic stir fry of nonsense that tells the story of how Wolverine got his claws. Features an
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