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'Riverdale' saying goodbye to Luke Perry in his final episode on Wednesday
Marc Horn/The CW (NEW YORK) -- Riverdale will officially say goodbye to Luke Perry's character on Wednesday, according to the show's creator, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa. He tweeted Monday, "This week’s # Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed. As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever..." Perry portrayed Fred Andrews, the father of the show’s star character, Archie Andrews, played by K.J. Apa, until his sudden death from a stroke in March at age 52. Riverdale airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET...
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'Shazam!' star Zachary Levi hosting this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Steve Wilkie/ & © DC Comics (LOS ANGELES) -- On the heels of his box office hit, Shazam!, Zachary Levi has been tapped to host this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards. Levi, whose other credits include Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, the NBC series Chuck and Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, follows in the footsteps of previous MTV Movie & TV Awards hosts, including Tiffany Haddish, Adam Devine, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Conan O’Brien, Rebel Wilson, Russell Brand, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg, among others. Categories and nominees will be announced in the coming weeks. The...
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In stone for all infinity: 'Avengers' stars get hands in cement at famed Chinese Theatre
Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) -- In Los Angeles this afternoon, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, and the cast of Avengers: Endgame -- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner -- were immortalized together in the cement floor outside of the famed TCL Chinese Theater. Famed film critic Leonard Maltin emceed the festivities and assembled the Avengers in front of their respective cement spots. As per tradition, each star signed their names using a wooden stylus, before plopping their hands into the wet stuff, which they did on Downey's count of three....
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Watch now: Will Smith faces a younger version of himself in 'Gemini Man'
Paramount Pictures (LOS ANGELES) -- Will Smith is his own worst enemy in the first trailer for Ang Lee's action thriller Gemini Man. In the first promo, released on Tuesday, Smith is introduced as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin who is targeted by someone who can "seemingly predict his every move." Brogan soon learns that the young operative is himself. "I think I know why he's as good as you," says Smith's co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead to an aging Brogan. "He is you." Although both characters are played by Smith, CGI allows Smith to appear noticeably different -- and younger...
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Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett "hoax" attack sue the 'Empire' actor's lawyers
ABC (CHICAGO) -- The two Chicago brothers who claim Jussie Smollett paid them to help stage what police deemed a "hoax" attack filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against the Empire actor's lawyers. Abel and Ola Osundairo filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago, accusing Smollett's attorneys Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian of making false public statements about them which have damaged them both emotionally and economically. The suit alleges that Gerogos and Glandian continued to foster the myth that the attack on Smollett was real, and portrayed the brothers as the perpetrators, defaming them in statements to...
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'Endgame' is no game: AMC launching 'round the clock screenings to keep up with ticket demand
Marvel Studios (LOS ANGELES) -- With some predicting Marvel Studios' ultimate team-up movie, Avengers: Endgame, could have the world's first billion dollar global opening weekend, theater chain AMC is trying to meet ticket demand with 'round-the-clock screenings. The previous box office record holder was Endgame's cliffhanger predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War, which took in more than $257 million domestically last year. Presales for Endgame have shattered the $100 million in advanced tickets scooped up back in 2015 by fans anticipating Star Wars: The Force Awakens by about $20 million, as has been reported. On April 2, the day Avengers tickets became...
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Loni Love says after people hear Jussie Smollett's side of his story, "Some of that skepticism will leave"
ABC Radio (NEW YORK) -- After the immense backlash he experienced for his alleged hate crime hoax, Loni Love says she's hoping that her close friend Jussie Smollett will finally tell his side of the story. Love revealed last week via Twitter that she had a "candid" conversation with Smollett. She tells ABC Radio that she encouraged a "raw" and "very emotional" Smollett to tell his truth. "I told him, 'People need to hear your version of the story.' I still believe that people want to hear that," she recalls. "Because when I sent out my tweet people actually was...
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Co-star says sixth season will be all for 'Better Call Saul'
Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures Television (LOS ANGELES) -- AMC's Better Call Saul will end at the end of its sixth season -- at least, that's what series star Giancarlo Esposito tells Collider. "It's tricky with [co-creator Vince Gilligan]" says Esposito, who plays meth dealer Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the series. "If you look at the Breaking Bad model, he said five years, five seasons, but [with the split final season] it was really five and six." Better Call Saul -- the Breaking Bad spinoff that serves as a prequel to the original show -- is currently in production on its fifth...
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'Avengers: Endgame' cast recaps all 22 Marvel films on 'The Tonight Show' with "We Didn't Start the Fire" parody
NBC (NEW YORK) -- Marvel's Avengers: Endgame opens nationwide Friday, and to mark the occasion, Jimmy Fallon gathered the film's cast on The Tonight Show to summarize the franchise's entire 21-film catalog in a parody of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire."In the pre-recorded segment, Fallon, impersonating Joel from the original "We Didn't Start the Fire" music video, was joined by original Avengers Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner -- who play Tony Stark/Iron Man, Thor, Bruce Banner/Hulk, Steve Rogers/Captain America and Clint Barton/Hawkeye, respectively -- along with Ant Man star Paul Rudd, ...
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'Avengers: Endgame' stars gather for LA premiere
Marvel Studios/Disney (LOS ANGELES) -- Avengers: Endgame had its world premiere Monday night in Los Angeles, amid intense hype and equal secrecy surrounding what is ultimately the end of this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, even the film's stars didn't how it ended. Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, says the actors themselves were kept in the dark throughout the movie's production. "We got given our own pages and then this is the first time...I'll actually find out what happens, he told ABC News, before joking, "Hopefully, I'm in it." "It's like buying a present for someone as...
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State's attorney received death threats after Jussie Smollett charges were dropped, says office
Jussie Smollett addresss the press March 26 following the announcement that charges against him had been droppped; Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- Kim Foxx, the Cook County, Illinois state's attorney whose office made the decision to drop all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a hate crime attack against himself, has herself been receiving death threats, according to her office. "We can confirm that the State's Attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language," reads a statement released Monday by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office,...
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Maisie Williams says 'Game of Thrones' showrunners let her decide how much to show in "that" scene
ABC/Paula Lobo (NEW YORK) -- (NOTE: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SUNDAY NIGHT'S "GAME OF THRONES" EPISODE) One of the most memorable scenes in last night's Game of Thrones episode comes when Maisie Williams' character Arya decides that before they all face certain death fighting the White Walkers, she wants to know what it's like to...well, you know. She enlists her longtime pal Gendry -- the bastard son of the late king Robert Baratheon -- to help her find out. This results in her character's first-ever sex scene, and the first time she ever showed skin on the show. But as Williams...
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