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Jussie Smollett’s ‘Empire’ Future Is Up in the Air as Writers Plot Season 6

After Jussie Smollett’s tenure on “Empire” appeared to be finished, Tuesday brought a new wrinkle into the actor and show’s ongoing relationship.Despite a vehement denial from series co-creator Lee Daniels, Variety is reporting that the ongoing writers’ room plan for “Empire” Season 6 may involve the return of Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon. Smollett’s role was […]

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Marvel’s ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Series Lures Director, Two ‘Civil War’ Stars

Captain America: Civil War stars Daniel Brühl and Emily Van Camp are in talks to join Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, Collider has confirmed. Meanwhile, veteran TV helmer Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) is set to direct the six-episode series, which is expected to hit Disney+ in […]

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John Singleton Hospitalized After Suffering ‘Mild’ Stroke

“Boyz n the Hood” writer-director John Singleton was hospitalized earlier this week for what’s being described as “mild” stoke, reports Variety. The filmmaker checked himself into the hospital after experiencing pain his leg following a flight from Costa Rica to the United States, which, also per Variety, potentially contributed to the medical incident.Singleton burst onto […]

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John Singleton, Oscar-Nominated Director, May Have Suffered A Stroke

John Singleton, whose Boyz n the Hood remains one of the definitive movies of the 1990s, may have suffered a stroke and is hospitalized.Social media has erupted with shout-outs and prayers for the director, who is allegedly at Cedars Sinai. His current condition is unknown.Singleton was nominated for two Oscars – Best Director and Best […]

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Edgar Wright Horror Film ‘Last Night in Soho’ Casts ‘Leave No Trace’ Breakout Thomasin McKenzie

The cast for Edgar Wright’s upcoming horror movie “Last Night in Soho” is coming together. Matt Smith and “Leave No Trace” breakout Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie are joining the movie, which has already cast “The Witch” star and indie favorite Anya Taylor-Joy. None of the roles played by the three actors are being revealed. “Soho” is […]

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Creator Wants Damon Wayans Back for Season 4, but Says There’s a ‘Shelf Life’

“Lethal Weapon” could be over in a matter of weeks, if Fox doesn’t renew the hourlong drama, but it will be over in a few years — so said creator Matt Miller, who expressed his desire to make a fourth season Wednesday afternoon while admitting he can’t see the show going 10 seasons.“I don’t know […]

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Jonas Mekas, Influential Experimental Filmmaker, Dies at 96

Jonas Mekas, the Lithuania-born filmmaker who started Film Culture magazine and the organization that became New York’s Anthology Film Archives, died Wednesday. He was 96.Anthology Film Archives wrote on Instagram, “He will be greatly missed but his light shines on.”He made works such as 1962’s “Guns of the Trees” and 1964’s “The Brig,” which won […]

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