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‘Game of Thrones’ final season is ‘bigger than it’s ever been’ – CNET

Kit Harington says the reality that “Game of Thrones” is ending is sinking in. HBO Jon Snow may know nothing, but the actor who plays him, Kit Harington, knows plenty. Harington spoke with Time magazine Friday about filming the final season of “Game of Thrones” and promises the show will go out with a bang.  “It’s just bigger than it’s ever been!” he said of the HBO hit, noting that he will return to Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week for more filming. “I don’t know how I’m going to feel…

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Anita Hill will help fight sexual misconduct in Hollywood

Anita Hill will helm a new commission tasked with taking on the pervasive issue of sexual misconduct in Hollywood — brought to light following droves of accusations against former producer Harvey Weinstein earlier this year. Hill, an attorney and academic, was tapped Friday as the chair of the Hollywood Commission for Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, which was created and being funded by top industry executives. They include Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, co-chair of the Nike Foundation Maria Eitel, entertainment lawyer Nina Shaw and venture capitalist…

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Disney’s gobbling of Fox will shake up your streaming universe – CNET

With Disney buying Fox, are your online video options about to resemble a map of Disneyland? Disney knows its future is streaming. Even before Thursday’s tectonic deal to buy large swaths of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, Disney was already laying the groundwork to move into online entertainment in a big way. It has its own streaming services for sports and for television and film on their way next year and in 2019.   After the Fox takeover is complete, Disney will have unprecedented dominion over the movies and…

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Judd Apatow returns to stand-up comedy on Netflix – CNET

Time-traveling Judd Apatow watches himself perform his comedy special. He knew he could do the special because he saw himself do it before.  Mark Seliger Welcome back to your guide to finding out what’s new online. Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what’s been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. The audio is about a minute or two long.  Judd Apatow is virtually a household name. If his name isn’t known, his work definitely is, with hits like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked…

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Net neutrality supporters vow a reboot after FCC pulls plug

A broad coalition of public officials, activists and content producers vowed to hit Control-Alt-Delete on the Federal Communications Commission’s vote Thursday to end “net neutrality” rules intended to make sure that all internet traffic is treated equally. The FCC’s party-line 3-2 vote after a lengthy and fractious public comment period had long been expected, and when it came Thursday, defenders of the Obama-era rules were already swinging into action. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman immediately said he would lead a multistate lawsuit to roll back the vote. Washington state…

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2018 Golden Globe nominations: See the full list

The 75th Golden Globe Award nominations were announced Monday morning, and once again the show is set to honor the best films, shows and stars of the big and small screen. The Globes, which are voted on by the 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are seen as a preview for the Academy Awards, which will be held on March 4. Closed Captioning apply | reset x font share link 2018 Golden Globe nominations: See all the shows, movies, actors on the list Play Video – 6:58 2018…

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The force is strong with these new ‘Star Wars’ characters

The cast of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” joined a jam-packed world premiere of the latest chapter in the beloved space saga on Saturday night in Los Angeles. The much-anticipated film received a warm reception from audience members, including J.J. Abrams, who directed 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will helm the next installment in the series. Although formal reviews won’t be released for a few days, critics offered up early praise on social media, hailing “The Last Jedi” for taking the franchise into new territory. While the movie…

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TCL P series Roku TV (2017) review – CNET

Late 2017 update If you want a 55-inch TV and don’t want to pay $1,500 for an OLED, the TCL P series is the one to get. Simply put, no other TV offers this level of picture quality for this cheap a price. At just $650, or $600 for the Best Buy variant (see below), the TCL P costs hundreds less than the 55-inch Sony XBR-X900E, for example, but its picture is just as good — and in many ways, it’s better. It also earned a higher picture-quality score than…

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‘The Crown’ returns to take over your weekend – CNET

Just to the right of this picture is an elephant juggling three chainsaws. Robert Viglasky/Netflix Welcome back to your guide to finding out what’s new online. Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what’s been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. The audio is about a minute or two long.  Over on HBO Now, check out Michelle Wolf’s comedy special, “Nice Lady.” You may know her from “The Daily Show.” The special is smart, insightful and (best of all) funny. Give it a…

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Bada bing! New Jersey whacks ‘Sopranos’ strip club

LODI, N.J. — A New Jersey strip club that served as a favorite hangout for fictional mobsters in HBO’s “The Sopranos” has been ordered to shut down as authorities investigate possible real-life crimes. Scenes at the show’s fictional Bada Bing club were shot inside Satin Dolls in Lodi. On Thursday, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced that Satin Dolls and another club owned by the same family must stop live entertainment this month and sell their liquor licenses by Jan. 3. Investigators say former owner Anthony Cardinalle continued to…

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