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‘Moon Knight’ Trailer Reveals Oscar Isaac as Marvel’s Newest Superhero

‘Moon Knight’ Trailer Reveals Oscar Isaac as Marvel’s Newest Superhero
Marvel Studios unveiled the first trailer for its Disney Plus series “Moon Knight” on Monday night, officially launching the 2022 slate for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In “Moon Knight,” premiering on March 30, Oscar Isaac plays Marc Spector, an ex-soldier with a profound case of dissociative identity disorder that manifests as fully distinct individuals. He becomes the conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, which only further exacerbates Marc’s anxiety over his mental illness.

In the trailer, set to Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘n’ Night,” Marc can’t tell the difference between his normal life and his dreams. He plays with a Rubik’s cube,
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‘After the Verdict’ Australian Crime Series Shooting for 9Network, eOne

‘After the Verdict’ Australian Crime Series Shooting for 9Network, eOne
Production has begun in Sydney on the television drama “After the Verdict,” with Michelle Lim Davidson and Tess Haubrich joining the cast.

The six-part series follows four people who have just finished jury duty on a high-profile murder trial. As they return to normal life, they begin to question their verdict and take matters into their own hands, investigating the murder themselves.

The show was created, written and executive produced by Subtext Pictures’ Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt. The completed series will premiere on the 9Network in Australia with Entertainment One (eOne) handling international sales. The production also received major
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Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist and Film Industry Photographer, Dies at 87

Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist and Film Industry Photographer, Dies at 87
Steve Schapiro, a famed photojournalist whose work covering the entertainment industry spawned enduring images of films like “The Godfather” and “Taxi Driver,” died from pancreatic cancer at his home in Chicago on Sunday evening. He was 87 years old.

Schapiro began his pursuit of photography at the age of nine, beginning by capturing New York City. He went on to live with and study under photojournalist W. Eugene Smith. During the 1960’s, Schapiro’s photographs began to appear in publications like Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and others.

He also produced photo-essays with a sociological emphasis, reporting on subjects like narcotics addiction,
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Joss Whedon Breaks Silence on 'Toxic' Workplace Allegations Made by Buffy/ Angel Cast Members Last February

Joss Whedon Breaks Silence on 'Toxic' Workplace Allegations Made by Buffy/ Angel Cast Members Last February
Joss Whedon has broken his silence on the many allegations, made almost a year ago, about his behavior as a showrunner on series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel.

It was last February when Buffyverse alumna Charisma Carpenter, in a series of Instagram posts she penned (in part to #StandWithRayFisher), elaborated on claims she had made over the years, including about what she called Whedon’s “history of being casually cruel,” his creation of “hostile and toxic work environments,” what the Angel boss allegedly said and did to Cordelia’s portrayer during her real-life pregnancy.

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Joss Whedon Breaks Silence on Misconduct Allegations, Calls Ray Fisher ‘A Bad Actor in Both Senses’

Joss Whedon Breaks Silence on Misconduct Allegations, Calls Ray Fisher ‘A Bad Actor in Both Senses’
Filmmaker Joss Whedon has broken his silence on the multiple allegations of misconduct against him from productions he oversaw, including the 2017 film “Justice League” and his influential TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

In a lengthy interview with New York magazine that published on Monday, Whedon denied Gal Gadot’s allegation that he “threatened” her career while working on “Justice League,” which Whedon took over after original director Zack Snyder withdrew from the film following a family tragedy.

“I don’t threaten people. Who does that?” Whedon told New York. “English is not her first language, and I tend to
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Ratings: Chiefs/Steelers Wild Card Game Flirts With 23 Million Viewers

Ratings: Chiefs/Steelers Wild Card Game Flirts With 23 Million Viewers
In the latest TV ratings, NBC’s Sunday night broadcast of the NFL Wild Card game between the Chiefs and Steelers drew 22.7 million total viewers (and a 6.0 demo rating) during primetime, up 6 percent in audience from last year’s comparable Browns/Steelers match-up.

Other than that, not much else was new on Sunday, folks! But we are all nothing if not completists. So….

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U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries Confirms BBC License Fee Freeze

U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries Confirms BBC License Fee Freeze
U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed that the national TV license fee, which is the primary source of income for the BBC, will be frozen at £159 ($217) per year for the next two years. It will then rise in line with inflation for the following four years.

Addressing the U.K. parliament on Monday, Dorries also said that she would review the license fee funding model ahead of the BBC’s next governing charter review in December 2027, and that those discussions would “begin shortly.”

The plans for the new licence fee settlement cover a period of six years and will take effect from Apr.
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Yellowjackets Season 2 Likely Will Premiere Sooner Than You'd Think

Yellowjackets Season 2 Likely Will Premiere Sooner Than You'd Think
Warning: This post contains spoilers from Yellowjackets‘ Season 1 finale.

It looks like the mystery of “Who the heck were those people who kidnapped Natalie?” on Yellowjackets will be solved within the calendar year.

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A Showtime executive recently told Vulture that the survival drama — which was renewed for Season 2 in December — likely would return before 2023.

“We are working towards
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Yellowstone Season 5 Return Set (Tentatively) — Plus, 'There's Still a Lot of Story to Tell' Down the Line, EP Says

Yellowstone Season 5 Return Set (Tentatively) — Plus, 'There's Still a Lot of Story to Tell' Down the Line, EP Says
Have you “herd”? Yellowstone is likely to return for Season 5 this fall, according to executive producer David Glasser.

Following the Paramount Network hit’s SAG Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, he told our sister site Variety that he expected the show to resume production in May and premiere its fifth season in autumn. In other words, viewers won’t have to wait too long to find out just how big a mistake Jamie made by choosing Beth’s ominous “option No. 3,” which in the Season 4 finale resulted in him murdering his biological father!
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BBC Chiefs Will Continue Making a ‘Strong Case’ for Investment to U.K. Government

BBC Chiefs Will Continue Making a ‘Strong Case’ for Investment to U.K. Government
After the shock revelation on Sunday that U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is planning to freeze the annual licence fee, which is the primary source of income for the BBC, the corporation’s bosses will continue their efforts to secure investment.

In an email sent to BBC staff on Monday, BBC director-general Tim Davie and chair Richard Sharp wrote: “You may have seen news reported over the weekend that the Government believes that the licence fee should be abolished in 2027 and that the Dcms has concluded licence fee discussions with us. We wanted to update you on the latest.
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Noel Clarke Documentary in Early Development at Channel 4

Noel Clarke Documentary in Early Development at Channel 4
A documentary chronicling the experiences of disgraced actor Noel Clarke is in the works at Channel 4, Variety has confirmed.

Sources indicate that a project in early development at the “It’s a Sin” broadcaster will look to explore the events surrounding Clarke in the last year, though it’s still unclear what the exact angle or treatment will be.

A spokesperson for Channel 4 told Variety: “Channel 4 has not commissioned the documentary. It is in the early stages of development and as part of this process, the production company has started approaching a number of potential participants.”

In April 2021, multiple sexual misconduct allegations emerged against Clarke,
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Hugh Grant, ‘The Thick of It’ Creator Armando Iannucci and Sports Host Gary Lineker Among Stars Supporting BBC Over Licence Fee Threats

Hugh Grant, ‘The Thick of It’ Creator Armando Iannucci and Sports Host Gary Lineker Among Stars Supporting BBC Over Licence Fee Threats
Notting Hill” actor Hugh Grant, “The Thick of It” creator Armando Iannucci and soccer star turned sports host Gary Lineker are among the industry heavyweights criticizing the U.K. government’s threats to freeze and potentially scrap the licence fee altogether.

Any U.K. household that watches any form of live television on any network or streaming platform – whether on a television or a computer screen – is required to pay the licence fee. Currently the licence fee is £159 per year, a sum that Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said will be frozen for the next two years.

“The BBC is
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Yellowjackets EPs Answer Our Burning Questions About the Antler Queen, [Spoiler]'s Deeply Unsettling Altar, That Dude in the Dream and More

Yellowjackets EPs Answer Our Burning Questions About the Antler Queen, [Spoiler]'s Deeply Unsettling Altar, That Dude in the Dream and More
Warning: This post contains many spoilers from Yellowjackets‘ Season 1 finale. Proceed with caution.

Ok, fellow citizen detectives, we’ve got our work cut out for us.

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Sunday’s season finale of Yellowjackets answered a bunch of questions (how did Jackie die? did Tai win her state senate election? what became of Biscuit?) but posed a lot more. Where’s Javi? Is there any way in hell that Shauna will get away with killing Adam?
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‘Yellowjackets’ Showrunner Jonathan Lisco on Cannibalism, the Death of [Spoiler!] and That Shocking Ending

‘Yellowjackets’ Showrunner Jonathan Lisco on Cannibalism, the Death of [Spoiler!] and That Shocking Ending
Spoiler Alert: This piece contains spoilers for the Season 1 finale of “Yellowjackets,” “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi,” which premiered Sunday, January 16 on Showtime.

Internally at “Yellowjackets,” the nickname for the show’s trifecta of showrunners is Jab — which stands for Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.

Lyle and Nickerson created the genre-defying Showtime series — which has become a sensation over its 10-episode run, concluding Sunday — and Lisco joined as an executive producer to run it with them. When Lisco completed the head-writing team, “I really wanted to mind-meld with them,” he said during an interview with Variety. That meant that
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Yellowjackets Finale Recap: Is [Spoiler] Alive... and a Cult Leader?!

Yellowjackets Finale Recap: Is [Spoiler] Alive... and a Cult Leader?!
Another member of the Yellowjackets meets her end in the unrelenting wilderness during the show’s Season 1 finale… and somehow, that’s one of the less Wtf?! plot developments that take place in the hour. (And on that note: Lottie’s gotta be alive, right? All that business at the end, and that phone call from Suzie?)

Let’s recap what goes down in “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi,” which translates as “Thus passes the glory of the world,” and make sure to check out our post mortem interview with showrunners Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, where we ask all of our burning questions — pink Converse,
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‘Euphoria’s’ 10 Best Music Moments (So Far)

‘Euphoria’s’ 10 Best Music Moments (So Far)
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen the first two episodes of “Euphoria” Season 2.

In HBO’s “Euphoria,” music isn’t just a supplementary factor to the plot — it’s arguably as important as the characters themselves. For proof, look no further than the titles of the episodes — most are named after songs, like Birdman and Lil Wayne’s “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” (Season 1 Episode 2), Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” (Season 1 Episode 5) and Bob Dylan’s “Tryin’ to Get to Heaven” (Season 2 Episode 1). But more than anything, the show’s intense cocktail of high school drama,
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Euphoria Recap: The Sins of the Father

Euphoria Recap: The Sins of the Father
Cassie’s whole “I think I should be single and work on myself” plan hits a psychopath-sized snag in this week’s Euphoria — but that’s far from the only havoc Nate Jacobs wreaks during the hour.

Before the ending credits roll, The Artist Formerly Known as Tyler has dumped (and then done) Cassie in a location straight outta Serial Killer Digest And he’s managed to get his father in a blackmail-type situation. Whatever else you wanna say about the kid, you’ve gotta admire his multitasking abilities.

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Bob Saget Honored by ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ With Special Tribute

Bob Saget Honored by ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ With Special Tribute
America’s Funniest Home Videos” paid special tribute to Bob Saget, who was the original host of the ABC comedy show in the ’90s, after the iconic comedian died suddenly last week at the age of 65.

The tribute aired at the beginning of Sunday’s episode, exactly one week after Saget died at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Fla.

In the full tribute, current “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host Alfonso Ribeiro introduces the emotional segment, which highlights some of Saget’s best moments emceeing the show. the longest-running host in the 2000s and early 2010s.

Saget hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos
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What to Watch: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration Edition

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What to Watch: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration Edition
Did Martin Luther King, Jr., know he was going to be killed? This is the question the Peabody Award-winning film MLK: The Assassination Tapes posits as it intently illuminates the days surrounding the civil rights leader’s murder in 1968, thanks to footage professors from the University of Memphis prophetically collected days before and after he was slain.

Here are 16 programs, including the aforementioned Smithsonian Channel offering, to keep on your radar this Monday, Jan. 17; all times are Eastern.

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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s HiddenLight Opens New Unscripted Label, Wins Channel 4 Series (Exclusive)

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s HiddenLight Opens New Unscripted Label, Wins Channel 4 Series (Exclusive)
Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s HiddenLight Productions has set up a new unscripted label that has won its first piece of business with an eight-part Channel 4 series.

Hlp Studios has been set up to focus on formats and popular factual. The label has been commissioned by the U.K. broadcaster for a series that goes behind the scenes of eight of the world’s biggest brands.

Hosted by “Countryfile” presenter Helen Skelton, “Inside The Superbrands” (8 x 60′) looks at Britain’s most iconic brands, such as Kellogg’s, Heinz and Guinness, and how they’ve become a part of the country’s cultural identity.
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