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"Easy Rider" star Peter Fonda, brother of Jane and son of Henry, dead at 79
Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Writer, director and actor Peter Fonda, son of legendary actor Henry Fonda and brother of Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda, has died, ABC News has confirmed. He was 79. In a statement, Peter's family said that he died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. "In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy," the family noted. The statement concluded,...
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Netflix announces release date for Michael B. Jordan superhero drama 'Raising Dion'
ABC/Craig Sjodin (LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix has officially set a release date for Michael B. Jordan's highly anticipated super hero drama Raising Dion. The streamer announced on Friday that the series, which will have nine one-hour episodes, will launch on October 4. Based on Dennis Liu 's short film and comic book of the same name, the series follows a recently widowed mother who discovers her young son, Dion, has supernatural abilities. Jordan, who will executive produce the project through his Outlier Society production company, will also appear as Dion's dead father. Meanwhile, newcomer Ja’Siah Young will play Dion Reese,...
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'Preacher' star Dominic Cooper says fourth and final season is "out of control"
Lachlan Moore/AMC/Sony Pictures (LOS ANGELES) -- Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's popular 1990s comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is currently in its fourth and final season on AMC. The supernatural series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, a crook-turned very imperfect Texas preacher who inherits the voice of God -- which means he can make people do whatever he wants. Together with his girlfriend and former partner in crime Tulip -- played by Ruth Negga -- and Joe Gilgun as their Irish vampire pal Cassidy, the trio are literally looking for God, who's currently MIA....
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Seeing a nice guy like Kevin Bacon go bad is part of the fun for his 'City on a Hill' co-star Jill Hennessy
Francisco Roman/Showtime (NEW YORK) -- Kevin Bacon and Jill Hennessy star in the Showtime drama City on a Hill, the '90s-set cop drama wraps up its first season Sunday night. The 10-part series, which premiered in June, centers on the FBI investigating a series of armored car robberies in Boston. Law & Order vet Hennessy plays Jenny Rohr, the TV wife of Bacon's sleazy FBI agent Jackie. ABC Radio asked her what it was like seeing Bacon play against type. "It actually makes it so much more enjoyable, because he’s so likeable," she explains. "You feel like you can do...
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If Netflix docu-series "Diagnosis" is a “mystery story,” Dr. Lisa Sanders is Sherlock Holmes
Courtesy of Netflix (NEW YORK) -- Her popular New York Times Magazine column, “Diagnosis,” inspired the global hit TV show House. Now, Dr. Lisa Sanders is bringing her own show to the small screen. Diagnosis, a docu-series debuting today on Netflix, takes patients straight out of Sanders’ column and opens them up to the power of crowdsourcing in order to determine the elusive causes of their mysterious illnesses. “Some of the time, it's not like a math problem. It's Sherlock Holmes,” Sanders says about certain medical cases. “It's a mystery story…Clues have to be followed up and you have to...
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"Hello there!" Ewan McGregor reportedly in talks to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in Disney+ series
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- That sound you may have heard last night, "as if millions of voices suddenly cried out," was the collective squee of old school Star Wars fans. That's because Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in three Star Wars movies, is in talks to play the Jedi master once again, this time in a series for Disney+. The Hollywood Reporter gave weight to what began as a rumor swirling throughout the geekosphere yesterday. The trade explains that no timeline has been announced for the series. However, at one point, Lucasfilm was developing a feature film spin-off...
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'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' fined $395,000 for sketch using emergency alert tones
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Jimmy Kimmel has had a lot of fun at President Donald Trump's expense, but a sketch from his ABC late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, that included the use of a simulated Federal Communications Commission emergency alert tone, will cost the show $395,000. The sketch in question aired back in October and poked fun at a presidential alert test from FEMA to millions of cell phones that would warn people of of national emergencies, such as dangerous weather. Kimmel introduced the bit by saying, "The idea of letting President Trump send a text message alert...
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'Good Boys,' 'The Angry Birds Movie 2' and '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' top a crowded box office weekend
L-R: Keith L. Williams, Jacob Tremblay and Brady Noon in "Good Boys"; Ed Araquel/Universal Pictures (NEW YORK) -- Opened nationwide on Tuesday: * The Angry Birds Movie 2 -- This sequel to 2016's The Angry Birds Movie centers on Red, Chuck and Bomb -- voiced respectively by Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride, reprising their roles from the original film -- who must team up with Bill Hader's Leonard and the rest of the green pigs when an advanced weapon threatens both Bird and Piggy Island. Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage also reprise their respective roles as Matilda and...
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'Aladdin' producer says live-action sequel is currently in the "early stages of development"
Disney (LOS ANGELES) -- Aladdin producer Dan Lin is apparently ready to make Disney magic once again. After Aladdin passed the $1 billion dollar mark worldwide in July, Lin says he's already thinking about the film's sequel. "We'd love to," he said to SyFy Wire, regarding making another film. "People clearly loved the movie and watched it multiple times and we get lots of fan letters and people asking us to make Return [of] Jafar, and I can just tell you that we're in the early stages right now, but we're certainly talking about another movie." But as Lin makes...
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From the High Table to Dog Fu: Special features revealed for 'John Wick: Chapter 3' home video releases
Lionsgate (LOS ANGELES) -- The hit third installment in the John Wick franchise, John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum, is coming home soon, and for the first time Lionsgate has revealed the special features it has in store for fans. The movie will be available on digital download on August 23, and on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD on September 10. The extras include a series of featurettes on subjects ranging from the Wick universe's mysterious "High Table," to Keanu Reeves' firearms training for the film, to the movie's bone-crunching stunts, and an in-depth look at "Dog Fu," the fighting...
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ABC's 'Family Food Fight' finale airs tonight, but judge Cat Cora wants "many more seasons"
ABC/Eric McCandless (NEW YORK) -- Tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, it's the finale of the cooking competition show Family Food Fight, which pits families against each other for a huge cash prize and bragging rights. On the finale, the remaining two families will have to face two tough final challenges. Famed chef Cat Cora, one of the judges, tells us what she was looking for when it came time to choose the winner. "We really wanted to see, 'What have you learned over the season?'" she tells ABC Radio. "As a competition goes on and as the finale...
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Morgan Freeman narrates trailer for Dave Chappelle's new Netflix special 'Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones'
Netflix/Lester Cohen (NEW YORK) -- (NOTE LANGUAGE) Morgan Freeman is lending his signature voice to the first promo for Dave Chappelle's fifth Netflix stand-up special, Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones. In the trailer, Chappelle is seen slowly striding across a vast salt flat. He doesn't say anything, but the ominous voice of Freeman can be heard in the background, delivering a dramatic but hilarious message about Chappelle's return. “If you say anything, you risk everything,” says Freeman in a trailer. “But if that’s the way it’s gotta be, OK, fine, f*** it. Ha. Ha. He’s back, folks.” As previously reported,...
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