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Late-night TV’s Colbert, Fallon braces for post-election turbulence

During his nearly four years in office, President Trump has influenced the country in innumerable political, economic and social ways. His effect also has been deep in the realm of late-night television. Trump’s presence in the White House supercharged the popularity of some hosts (such as Colbert), marginalized others (including rival Jimmy Fallon) and gave rise to an entirely new class of voices.

But with Joe Biden now the president-elect, that age will come to an end, leading to new and largely unknown terrain.

Interviews with nine veterans of late-night television, some of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sector’s competitiveness, suggest that the coming period will bring new power players and a much different tone to one of the entertainment industry’s most closely watched products.

“I see a lot changing,” said Daniel Kellison, a longtime late-night producer who has worked with Jimmy Kimmel and David

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Camila Mendes & Maya Hawke To Star In Netflix Movie ‘Strangers’ From ‘Someone Great’ Helmer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson



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EXCLUSIVE: Riverdale’s Camila Mendes and Stranger Things‘ Maya Hawke have been tapped to lead Strangers, the Netflix feature film from director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson that follows her feature directorial debut Someone Great, also for the streamer.

Robinson and Celeste Ballard co-wrote the pic, which is described as a subverted Hitchock-ian dark comedy featuring the scariest protagonists of all: teenage girls. It follows Drew (Alpha, it girl) and Eleanor (beta, alt girl) who, after a clandestine meet-cute, team up to go after each other’s bullies.

Robinson is producing the pic with Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron for Likely Story under their overall deal with Netflix.

Mendes’ recent credits include Palm Springs with Andy Samberg, as well as Netflix films Dangerous Lies and The Perfect Date. She’ll reprise her role as Veronica Lodge when the fifth season of Riverdale

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Michael Kors Is Rereleasing an Iconic Cape Worn by Joan Didion and Naomi Campbell

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From Harper’s BAZAAR

If ever there were a time you would want to wrap yourself in a blanket all the time, whether at home, outdoors, or on 5th Avenue, it’s the year of our Lord 2020. It sounds as comforting physically as it is psychologically. Michael Kors has you covered, quite literally, in cashgora. The designer has reinterpreted a cape from his fall 1999 collection for fall 2020.

“This season was all about taking things that are cozy and giving them a touch of glamour that makes them work in an urban environment,” the designer tells BAZAAR.com. “We made a lot of capes, blanket coats, and ponchos, and at a time when we’re all overwhelmed, they’re like the chicest security blankets.”

The one worn recently by Kaia Gerber on the catwalk, paired with suede riding boots, mirrors a similar style first donned

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Rosie Perez? Joe Rogan? ‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Weigh In on Next Host

A few of the names were predictable. Ken Jennings, the “Jeopardy!” champion who holds the longest winning streak on the show, would be the ideal choice, some fans said.

Other suggestions were more unusual. What about Rosie Perez, the charismatic actress who, in “White Men Can’t Jump,” played a trivia geek who was determined to get on the game show?

As fans mourned the longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who died at 80 on Sunday, they also began to speculate about who might replace him. Social media buzzed with suggestions and jokes about who should host the show, from mainstream options, like Mr. Jennings and the ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, to more jarring ones, like the brash comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan.

Mr. Trebek was not even the first host of “Jeopardy!” When the show was revived in 1984, some fans of its original host, Art Fleming, bristled

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Melissa McCarthy Must Save the World in HBO Max Comedy Film

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HBO Max has released the first trailer for “Superintelligence,” a new comedy about the surveillance state starring Melissa McCarthy and Bobby Cannavale. “Superintelligence” is McCarthy’s fourth collaboration with her husband Ben Falcone, who directed McCarthy in “Tammy” (2014), “The Boss” (2016), and “Life of the Party” (2018), all of which the couple co-wrote together. “Superintelligence” is written by Steve Mallory, who was the third credited writer on “The Boss.”

Per the official synopsis: “Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters, so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she is being punked or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first superintelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life… with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now Carol is humanity’s last chance to prove that people are worth saving.”

“Superintelligence” also

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Sherlock’s Andrew Scott reteams with His Dark Materials star Ruth Wilson for new HBO movie

Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott is reteaming with his His Dark Materials co-star Ruth Wilson for a new HBO original movie.



Andrew Scott wearing a suit and tie: Andrew Scott and Ruth Wilson are set to star in a new HBO Original Movie based on Tony Award winner JT Rogers' play Oslo, airing on HBO and HBO Max in 2021.


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Andrew Scott and Ruth Wilson are set to star in a new HBO Original Movie based on Tony Award winner JT Rogers’ play Oslo, airing on HBO and HBO Max in 2021.

Oslo, which has been written by Tony Award winner JT Rogers and is based on his play of the same name, will be helmed by Bartlett Sher, who also directed it for the stage.

The plot is based on the true story of negotiations between a small group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple, which led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

The film will also star Salim Dau, Waleed Zuaiter, Jeff Wilbusch, Igal Naor, Dov Glickman, Rotem Keinan, Itzik Cohen, Tobias Zilliacus and Sasson Gabai.



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Britney Spears Claims Father Gave Business Manager Excessive $308k Raise

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Trump Pushes Nominee Who Backs Crackdown on Social Media

(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump urged the Senate to confirm Nathan Simington as a member of the Federal Communications Commission, where he could supply a vote needed to advance the president’s efforts to rein in social media companies.

Simington has drawn opposition from Democrats critical of Trump’s emerging social media policy, and luke-warm support from some Republicans, casting doubt he could be confirmed during the shortened legislative session before President-Elect Joe Biden takes office.

Trump in a tweet before Simington’s confirmation hearing Tuesday called for “action NOW on this very important nomination!!”

Simington told senators at the hearing that he played a “minor role” in drafting an early version of the social media policy, and he agreed with Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz that it was a good idea. Simington said he had discussed the issue with the White House as his nomination was considered.

Separately, House Energy and

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Film Mode Entertainment Presents First Look Footage of RAINFALL

Ken Jeong, Temuera Morrison, Daniel Gillies, and Jason Isaacs star.

Film Mode Entertainment Presents First Look Footage of RAINFALL

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announces the AFM market premiere with first-look footage of the highly anticipated sci-fi action epic adventure RAINFALL, starring Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians, The Hangover), Temuera Morrison (Aquaman, The Mandalorian – on Disney+ ), Daniel Gillies (The Originals) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter series of films, The OA, The Death of Stalin, The Patriot, Black Hawk Down).

The huge scope of the film, including Visual Effects by the VFX artists behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Blade Runner 2049, the amazingly talented and revered cast and a captivating and enthralling story, make Rainfall a major commercially viable film unique to its genre and filmmaking as a whole.

RAINFALL takes audiences two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth, with the last survivors fighting back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by

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Why ‘Easy A’ Failed To Turn Emma Stone Into A Movie Star

The “all by myself” comedy hit Easy A wasn’t followed by more Emma Stone star vehicles, but merely a number of higher-profile love interest/daughter roles.

There are several run-of-the-mill studio programmers currently sitting on Netflix’s
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daily most-watched list, including two recent flops (Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22 and Oliver Stone’s Snowden) and two decade-old hits (Emma Stone’s Easy A and Naomi Watts’ The Impossible). Keanu Reeves’ Knock Knock was a VOD-centric horror title that did just fine on a $2 million budget, but I digress. Easy A is the one that sticks out, because it (like Mile 22) resembles exactly the kind of movie that Netflix essentially put

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