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Erin Moran Dies: ‘Happy Days’ Actress Was 56
Erin Moran, the actress who played Joanie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days has died. She was 56. Reports indicate that Moran was found unresponsive on Saturday afternoon by authorities in Indiana, after they got a call just after 4 pm ET. No cause of death has been revealed at this time and an autopsy is pending. The actress rose to fame in the ’70s after appearing as Ron Howard’s Richie Cunningham’s little sister on Happy Days. The show ran for 11 season, with Moran… »
‘Feud’: Charles And Diana Season 2 “Begins With Divorce Papers,” Says Ep Ryan Murphy
Fans of Ryan Murphy's latest show Feud: Bette And Joan have much to look forward to. Not only has Feud already been renewed for a second and third season, but Season 2 will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana, beginning with divorce and ending with Diana’s death, according to Murphy. "The next one is about Charles and Diana," he confirmed at an FX Emmy event in Los Angeles tonight. "We are shooting I think in the late fall and I’m casting Charles and… »
TV News Roundup: ‘Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Cast in Event Series ‘Waco’
“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist and “Grandma” star Julia Garner have been cast as leads opposite Michael Shannon and Tyler Kitsch in Paramount Network’s “Waco.” The six-part television series will be part of Paramount Network’s inaugural lineup to premiere in January 2018. It is based on the true story of the 51-day Texas standoff between the FBI, the Atf, and the Branch Davidian religious sect, and portrays the events leading up to and during the siege from the perspectives of several people involved on both sides of the confrontation. Benoist plays Rachel Koresh, the legal wife of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh (Kitsch), while Garner plays Michelle Jones, Rachel’s younger sister who has a child by Koresh.
Robert Costa has been named as the new »
- Erin Nyren
Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Most Tweeted About Show of 2017 (Exclusive)
Netflix doesn’t release ratings, but thanks to Twitter, we now have a sense of the popularity of “13 Reasons Why” — the streaming giant’s latest series is officially the most tweeted about show of 2017, thus far.
“13 Reasons Why” has amassed more than 11 million tweets since its launch on Mar. 30, according to Twitter data exclusively obtained by Variety.
The teen series, based on the YA novel of the same name, revolves around the suicide of a high school girl, Hannah, played by newcomer Katherine Langford, who co-stars with Dylan Minnette. The show is executive produced by multi-hyphenate superstar Selena Gomez, who happens to be the most-followed person on Instagram.
The Twitter boom has resulted in drastic growth for the cast members’ personal accounts. Christian Navarro, who plays Tony, had a mere 625 followers when the show premiered on Mar. 30 — now he has more than 85,000, marking a 13,263% jump. Likewise, Alisha Boe, who plays Jessica, jumped »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Paulie Giganti, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Contestant, Dies of Drug Overdose at 36
Philadelphia chef Paulie Giganti, who previously competed on Fox’s reality competition “Hell’s Kitchen,” died of a drug overdose, TheWrap has learned. Giganti was 36 and his body was received Thursday by the Philadelphia Media Examiner’s office. The chef’s cause of death has been ruled “accidental death by drug intoxication,” according to James Garrow, spokesman at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office.
The Brooklyn-born Giganti was executive chef of the Philadelphia restaurant Birra, but left his position in November. “He brought a consistency to our product »
- Linda Ge and Tim Kenneally
‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report
Every time the star of “Doctor Who” has announced they’re stepping down, speculation regenerates about his possible replacement. Ah, but what if this time, instead of a white male Doctor, the BBC finally listened to fans who’ve been seeking some diversity for the role?
According to a Nerdist, a source close to production insists that Michaela Coel will replace Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor, which would make her the first female and first black actor to play the role. This source is not an official BBC spokesperson though, and the statement the BBC released to Nerdist didn’t confirm anything: “No casting decisions have been made yet for ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11.”
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Although Coel was not one of the people that IndieWire had suggested for casting, she would make a fantastic Thirteen. The »
- Hanh Nguyen
‘Shadowhunters’ Renewed for Season 3 at Freeform
“Shadowhunters” has been renewed for Season 3 ahead of the return of Season 2 on June 5.
The cast of the Freeform series announced the renewal during a Facebook Live Q&A on Friday as part of the network’s upfronts presentation. They will return for a 20-episode third season in 2018.
Inspired by “The Mortal Instruments” series by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG, Michael Reisz, Matt Hastings, Mary Viola, Martin Moszkowicz, and Robert Kulzer. It stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.
The second half of Season 2 will pick up with the Shadowhunters and Downworlders reeling from what happened at the New York Institute in the winter finale. As the rift between the two sides grows larger »
- Joe Otterson
Scott Derrickson to Direct ‘Locke & Key’ Pilot for Hulu
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s Locke & Key is getting a second chance at the small screen. Over five years ago, Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) directed a Locke & Key pilot for Fox, but they decided not to move forward with the series. Now, Hulu has ordered a Scott Derrickson-directed and Carlton Cuse-produced Locke & Key pilot. Below, learn more about […]
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- Jack Giroux
‘Tokyo Vampire Hotel’: Sion Sono Creating Original Series for Amazon
Sion Sono has inked a prime deal. The provocative Japanese auteur responsible for such controversial, must-see films as “Love Exposure” and “Tokyo Tribe” is creating the original series “Tokyo Vampire Hotel” for Amazon. The show will consist of nine episodes, all of which will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Japan beginning June 19.
Read More: ‘Anti-Porno’ Trailer: Japanese Director Sion Sono Returns with a Feminist Take on Sexuality
Telling the tried-and-true story of humanity fighting for its very survival against the mythical bloodsuckers, the series stars Kaho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Ami Tomite, Yumi Adachi and Megumi Kagurazaka, who happens to be Sono’s wife. Jun Tsugita and Manabu Ikarimoto penned the screenplay; Tomohiro Kubo have Daisuke Matsuo have written and directed two episodes.
Read More: ‘Shinjuku Swan II’ Trailer: Sion Sono Returns With Sequel To Live Action Manga Series Adaptation
“Our focus is to work with the content creators to »
- Michael Nordine
The Bold and the Beautiful: Eric’s Reaction if He Finds Out Quinn’s Secret
The Bold and the Beautiful is always interesting when it comes to the number of storylines that people have to deal with. One of the most interesting right now has everything to do with Eric. He’s married to Quinn. They’ve not been married for very long, but he is crazy about her. He’s older, and she’s definitely not in this marriage for the right reasons. She’s been secretly rendezvousing with her stepson-in-law over the past few months, and it’s not done anything for her marriage. Of course, Eric doesn’t know what’s going on. All he knows is Quinn is being
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- Tiffany Raiford
Scott Baio Mourns Erin Moran: 'I Always Hoped She Could Find Peace'
“May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal-loving soul,” he wrote on Twitter. “I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you know, Erin.”
My sincere condolences. #ErinMoran #HappyDaysFamily pic.twitter.com/5b0AbioZEc
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) April 23, 2017
Moran and Baio first worked together on Happy Days, where they originated the roles of Joanie Cunningham and Chachi Arcola from »
Bill O’Reilly Returning to Podcast Which is Now Going to Charge You
You didn’t actually think that we’d be rid of Bill O’Reilly for too long did you? While we don’t have to see his face on television for the time being, his voice will be heard as early as Monday. O’Reilly’s website made the announcement today that is Podcast will be returning. According to Deadline Without providing any detail beyond time and place, ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly set a return to his personal podcast for tomorrow evening. “The No Spin News Returns April 24 7 Pm Easter,” says a banner on O’Reilly’s website. O’Reilly’s podcast is available to members
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- Nat Berman
Daytime Emmys 2017: Who Should Win Best Lead Actor
This year’s Daytime Emmy Awards are a week away, and we’ve got our takes on the frontrunners in the Daytime Drama categories. This past week the Television Academy released the storyline clips submitted for this year’s Daytime Emmy’s. Before the winners are announced, we’ve got our take on who should take home the trophies. The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Scott Clifton, Days of Our Lives‘s Billy Flynn and Vincent Irizarry, and The Young and the Restless‘s Peter Bergman and Kristoff St. John are nominated in the Lead Actor category. We have our pick for the frontrunner, as well as who comes
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- Araceli Aviles
Quotes of the Week: Feud, Leftovers, Fresh Off the Boat, Once, Bull and More
While the good people of France elect a new president, we at TVLine are making a much less stressful decision: choosing our favorite Quotes of the Week to include in the latest round-up.
This time around, we’ve got an unfortunate miscommunication on Once Upon a Time, the mother of all comebacks on The Middle, a very unexpected visitor on Fargo and Stephen Colbert’s regrettable taste-test of the Unicorn Frappuccino.
Also featured in this week’s collection: double doses of The Leftovers and The Magicians.
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Former Fox News Anchor Alisyn Camerota: ‘Roger Ailes Did Sexually Harass Me’
Alisyn Camerota, who worked with Fox News as a reporter and weekend anchor for more than a decade, told CNN’s Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” that she was targeted by Ailes, who resigned under pressure last July.
“Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me,” she said.
“Roger Ailes was — could be charming,” she said. “He could be quite charismatic. He could be uproariously funny. He could also be a bit of a bully, and mean. And he also was often kind of grossly inappropriate with things that he would say, and I think that many of us experienced that. He would talk about body parts. He would say ‘Give me a spin.’ He would want to be greeted with a hug.”
Camerota recalled an instance in which she told Ailes that she wanted more responsibility. Ailes »
- Alex Stedman
General Hospital: Is Carly Breaking Down?
General Hospital fans know that Carly is a woman who has been deeply hurt in the past year. We want to look into what has happened to Carly, and we want to know if she’s just going too far with things. She’s dealt with so much with Morgan. First he was clearly off his meds, but no one knew they’d been tampered with. She was so stressed for so long about her son, and things were not good for her at home. When he was killed, she lost it. She blamed her husband, she blamed herself, and she decided she
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- Tiffany Raiford
Ex-Fox Anchor Alisyn Camerota Says Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her
Alisyn Camerota, the former Fox & Friends Weekend co-host and current co-anchor of CNN’s New Day, revealed on CNN today that she had been sexually harassed and emotionally bullied by former Fox CEO Roger Ailes. (Watch a clip below). A spokesperson for Ailes denied the charges. In an interview on CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, Camerota said that while Ailes could be “charming” and “funny,” he was also “a bit of a bully,” “mean” and “grossly inappropriate with… »
Creator of Calvin and Hobbes Gives Great Life Advice in Comic Format
You may or may not be familiar with the website Zen Pencils. If not, here’s what the site specializes in: Cartoonist Gavin Aung Than adapts inspirational quotes from famous figures into comic stories. But today I came across something pretty special. Below you’ll find a comic from Bill Watterson, the artist and creator of one of the greatest comic strips of all time, Calvin and Hobbes. It’s pretty interesting to see Calvin and Hobbes like art used in this way but I think it’s executed beautifully. Here’s a small excerpt from his post: Bill Watterson is the artist and creator
Creator of Calvin and Hobbes Gives Great Life Advice in Comic Format »
- Nat Berman
Bill O’Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
Bill O’Reilly isn’t wasting any time.
The former Fox News host will returning to pontificating with a new episode of his podcast “No Spin News” on Monday at 7 p.m. Et, reads a banner announcement on his personal website. The podcast, which O’Reilly has been hosting for years, is available to premium subscribers of his website.
The news comes less than a week after Fox News gave O’Reilly the axe (along with a possible $25 million payout) following an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment. If O’Reilly does indeed return Monday, it will mark his first time speaking publicly since the ouster on Wednesday, and gives him a chance to continue communication with his still-large legion of fans.
His website also features the statement sent to media outlets after Fox News made his firing official, in which he called it “tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims.”
- Alex Stedman
Bill O’Reilly Sets Podcast Return For Monday
Without providing any detail beyond time and place, ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly set a return to his personal podcast for tomorrow evening. “The No Spin News Returns April 24 7 Pm Easter,” says a banner on O’Reilly’s website. O’Reilly’s podcast is available to members of his premium website, with prices to join ranging from a monthly $4.95 to $54.95 for 365 days. 21st Century Fox announced the departure of the former host of Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor in the wake of… »
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