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Anna Nicole Smith Documentary to Debut on Netflix (Exclusive)

Anna Nicole Smith Documentary to Debut on Netflix (Exclusive)
Anna Nicole Smith, the Playboy model and reality television star who died suddenly in 2007 at the age of 39, will be the subject of a new Netflix documentary.

The film, which is still untitled, will include never-before-seen footage from an unreleased documentary about a young Smith balancing motherhood while on the verge of global stardom. The documentary is still in production, so it’s unclear when it will be released on Netflix.

Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, Smith gained notoriety as a Playmate and Guess model, and she set off a media firestorm after marrying 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II. Once she ascended to the spotlight, Smith’s life provided ceaseless tabloid fodder, including the public battle for her late husband’s estate, drug addiction, paternity lawsuits and her first child’s untimely death. In the early 2000s, she headlined the E! series “The Anna Nicole Show,” which captured the
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‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Finale Wrangles Over 10 Million Viewers, Up 81% From Season 3 Finale

‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Finale Wrangles Over 10 Million Viewers, Up 81% From Season 3 Finale
The “Yellowstone” domination of linear TV stayed consistent from its Season 4 premiere to last Sunday’s finale, wrangling over 10 million total watchers per Nielsen time-adjusted Live+Same Day stats. Viewership was up 81% compared to the previous season’s conclusion, with more than nine million of those (9.3) that tuned in were on Paramount Network alone.

“‘Yellowstone’ continues to shatter records… proving we’ve hit a cultural nerve— from the center of the country to each of the coasts —and still have lots of room to grow on linear,” said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Media Networks, in a statement. “Our
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HBO and HBO Max Rounded Out 2021 With 73.8 Million Global Subscribers, Topping Estimates

HBO and HBO Max Rounded Out 2021 With 73.8 Million Global Subscribers, Topping Estimates
HBO and HBO Max rounded out 2021 with 73.8 million global subscribers, WarnerMedia parent company AT&T revealed in a regulatory filing on Wednesday.

The figure exceeds the company’s prior guidance that end-of-year subscribers would fall at the high end of the 70 million to 73 million target. It’s likely that a robust, audience-pleasing content slate on HBO and HBO Max in late 2021 — which included Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster “Dune” (pictured) and “The Matrix Resurrections” as well as “Sex & The City” sequel “And Just Like That” — helped to draw subscribers.

Global HBO Max and HBO subscribers comprise domestic and international HBO Max and HBO subscribers,
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Law & Order: Organized Crime Recap: What a Hack

Law & Order: Organized Crime Recap: What a Hack
When an imprisoned hacker breaks not only himself but four of his fellow inmates out of jail… it’s Slootmaekers’ time to shine, baby!

With the Wheatley trial done (though certainly not forgotten, but we’ll get to that later), Law & Order: Organized Crime‘s winter premiere turns to a new case: that of Sebastian McClane (played by Gotham‘s Robin Lord Taylor), a hacktivist known for erasing student debt and cyber-breaking into the the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, during the Fed job, a janitor was trapped in the gold vault and eventually suffocated.

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Law & Order: Svu Recap: How Did Murphy's Return Shake Out?

Law & Order: Svu Recap: How Did Murphy's Return Shake Out?
The Tour of Men From Law & Order: Svu‘s Ladies’ Past continues with Thursday’s winter premiere, which brings Declan Murphy — as well as Hasim Khaldun — back into Rollins’ orbit.

The circumstances under which Murphy and Khaldun come back into the fold are awful: The task force to which they’re assigned is investigating a wave of seemingly coordinated hate crimes across New York City, and Svu is called in to assist. Other members of the task force include Det. Mia Ruz, whom we met while she was working for Barek at Bronx Svu last season, and Det.
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Women of the Movement Premiere Recap: Lost Innocence — Grade It!

Women of the Movement Premiere Recap: Lost Innocence — Grade It!
Whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. This is the crime 14-year-old Emmett Till supposedly committed when a group of white men snatched him out of his uncle’s home in Money, Mississippi in the middle of the night and tortured and murdered him.

ABC’s new limited series Women of the Movement attempted to recreate the horrific event in Thursday’s premiere and opened with Emmett’s breach birth. Doctors told his mother Mamie (Quantico’s Adrienne Warren) that little Emmett would suffer mentally because an umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck when he was born.

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The Late Late Show to Take Brief Hiatus After James Corden Contracts Covid

The Late Late Show to Take Brief Hiatus After James Corden Contracts Covid
Another late-night talk show — this time CBS’ Late Late Show With James Corden — will go on a short hiatus, following Corden’s positive Covid-19 test result.

“I just tested positive for Covid-19. I’m fully vaccinated, boosted and because of this am fortunate enough to say I feel completely fine,” the host shared in an Instagram post on Thursday. “The show will be off the air for the next few days. Stay safe everyone.”

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James Corden Tests Positive for Covid-19, Cancels New ‘Late Late Show’ Episodes for the ‘Next Few Days’

James Corden Tests Positive for Covid-19, Cancels New ‘Late Late Show’ Episodes for the ‘Next Few Days’
“The Late Late Show” host James Corden has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the third late-night host this week to announce that he had recently contracted the virus.

Corden announced the news via Instagram on Thursday, writing: “I just tested positive for covid 19. I’m fully vaccinated, boosted and because of this am fortunate enough to say I feel completely fine. The show will be off the air for the next few days. Stay safe everyone. All my love, James x.”

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What’s Driving Nexstar’s Interest in the CW Network — and Why Now?

What’s Driving Nexstar’s Interest in the CW Network — and Why Now?
A tentative “For Sale” sign is up at the CW, and Nexstar Media Group Inc. is leading the pack of potential buyers to acquire a majority stake in the broadcaster jointly owned by ViacomCBS and WarnerMedia.

Why is the nation’s largest TV station owner interested in the youngest-skewing linear broadcast network — and why now?

The simplest answer is that Nexstar, based in Irving, Texas, is the core affiliate group for “Riverdale” and “Walker” home CW in major markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and Washington, D.C. So Nexstar’s pursuit of CW is a natural
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Boba Fett Video: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen Share Hutt Secrets and Tease More 'Colorful' Villains Ahead

Boba Fett Video: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen Share Hutt Secrets and Tease More 'Colorful' Villains Ahead
To hear series lead Temuera Morrison tell it, The Book of Boba Fett has but scratched the surface of otherworldly threats with Episode 2’s introduction of Hutt twins and Krrsantan the gladiator Wookie.

Speaking with TVLine in the video Q&a above, the New Zealander and co-star Ming-Na Wen first share some secrets about what goes into the making of a half-ton of Hutts — including who read the male Twin’s lines for the actors there on set, and what exactly they were looking up at the whole time.

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‘Fallout’ Series at Amazon Finds Its Showrunners, Jonathan Nolan to Direct

‘Fallout’ Series at Amazon Finds Its Showrunners, Jonathan Nolan to Direct
The “Fallout” TV series in the works at Amazon is beginning to take shape, with the series bringing on board a pair of showrunners.

Variety has confirmed that Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner are now attached to serve as co-showrunners on the video game adaptation. In addition, Jonathan Nolan will direct the first episode of the series. Nolan and Lisa Joy were previously announced as executive producers on the project under the Kilter Films banner.

Robertson-Dworet is best known for her work on the screenplays for the 2018 “Tomb Raider” film starring Alicia Vikander and for the 2019 Marvel film “Captain Marvel.
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The Game Recap: Big Revelations — Plus, Grade the Finale

The Game Recap: Big Revelations — Plus, Grade the Finale
The Game is changing for several of the Paramount+ series’ main players.

Thursday’s high-stakes finale saw Malik confront his mental health issue head-on, Brittany look inward and Tasha Mack face an enemy she might not be able to beat.

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TVLine Items: Kung Fu Casts Trio, Alison Roman Cooking Show and More

TVLine Items: Kung Fu Casts Trio, Alison Roman Cooking Show and More
Kung Fu is adding three new recurring players for Season 2, including The Leftovers alumna Annie Q. as Juliette Tan, the clever and conniving daughter of powerful business mogul Russell Tan, our sister site Deadline reports.

Additionally, Vanessa Rao has joined the cast as Nicky’s enigmatic cousin, Mia, whose hybrid bloodline — she’s the daughter of a Guardian and a Warrior — is a key piece of Russell Tan’s villainous plan. Meanwhile, Jb Tadena (Naruto: Climbing Silver, Seal Team) will play Sebastian, Harmony Dumplings’ charming new chef, who will turn the newly single Ryan’s head.

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Tyler Perry Studios Issues Covid Vaccine Mandate for Casts and Crews

Tyler Perry Studios Issues Covid Vaccine Mandate for Casts and Crews
Tyler Perry isn’t playing around when it comes to Covid vaccinations. His Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta will enforce an across-the-board vaccine requirement for all cast and crew members, according to our sister site Deadline.

Hollywood unions and major studios’ return-to-work protocols in June of last year didn’t mandate vaccinations, but gave producers “the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crews in Zone A” — where the actors perform, and their immediate proximity — “on a production-by-production basis.”

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Ariana DeBose to Host First ‘SNL’ of 2022, Roddy Ricch Set as Musical Guest

Ariana DeBose to Host First ‘SNL’ of 2022, Roddy Ricch Set as Musical Guest
West Side Story” star Ariana DeBose will make her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on Jan. 15, the NBC sketch show’s first installment of the new year.

When Tony Award and Critics Choice Award nominee DeBose, who plays Anita in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the classic movie, takes the Studio 8H stage as emcee in a little over a week, she will be joined by Roddy Ricch, who will appear on “Saturday Night Live” for the first time as musical guest.

Multi-platinum artist Ricch will be promoting his sophomore album “Live Life Fast,” which debuted at No. 1 on the
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Saturday Night Live: Ariana DeBose to Host First New Episode of 2022

Saturday Night Live: Ariana DeBose to Host First New Episode of 2022
Can we get a TV set shipped to Schmigadoon Asap? Even that mean ol’ Mildred will want to tune in for this.

Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose — who recently starred in the aforementioned Apple TV+ musical comedy, before leaping to big screen as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake — will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Jan. 15 (11:30/10:30c), TVLine has learned.

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Variety Expands TV Editorial Staff With Three New Hires

Variety Expands TV Editorial Staff With Three New Hires
Variety has expanded its television editorial staff with three new hires.

Emily Longeretta, formerly senior entertainment editor for Us Weekly, has joined Variety’s Focus department as senior TV features editor, overseeing TV-related features and the 10 to Watch franchise, Impact lists and other franchises. She will work closely with senior editor, TV awards, and deputy TV editor Michael Schneider and other editors in steering TV features and awards season coverage. She will be based in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Maas, formerly a TV reporter for The Wrap, has signed on as a TV business writer, based in New York. Maas will
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SAG Award Nominations Will Be Announced on Instagram by Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens

SAG Award Nominations Will Be Announced on Instagram by Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens
The SAG Awards will once again head to Instagram to announce its nominations. Rosario Dawson (“Go-Big Show”) and Vanessa Hudgens are set to announce the nominees for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, January 12 via the kudocast’s Instagram Live account (@sagawards).

The announcement will start off with an introduction by SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher at 9:50 a.m. Et via the SAG Awards’ Instagram Stories function. SAG Awards committee members Jason George and Elizabeth McLaughlin will then reveal nominations for the outstanding action performances by television and film ensembles — aka the stunt awards — before Dawson and
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George Clooney Says ‘The Tender Bar’ Is Ultimately an Uplifting Coming-of-Age Story

George Clooney Says ‘The Tender Bar’ Is Ultimately an Uplifting Coming-of-Age Story
This heartwarming, and at times heartbreaking, coming-of-age story stars Ben Affleck as streetwise Long Island, New York, bartender Charlie, who becomes a father figure to his young nephew J.R.. In financial straits, the kid and his mom, Dorothy (Lily Rabe) — who split from J.R.’s absentee dad — move in with extended family, including J.R.’s grandparents (Christopher Lloyd and Sondra James) and Uncle Charlie. While pouring booze at the local watering hole, Charlie dispenses no-nonsense advice on women, love, and life to J.R., who’s a fixture there when his uncle is working. Despite his loving and supportive (if scrappy) family, J.R. struggles to find his way: first as a child without a dad, and later at Yale University, where he feels out of his depth. But this relatable 1970s- and ’80s-set ...
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TV Ratings: ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Home Alone’ and More Family Programming Dominate December

TV Ratings: ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Home Alone’ and More Family Programming Dominate December
Lost in Space,” “Cocomelon,” “Home Alone” and “Hawkeye” dominate Nielsen’s SVOD Top 10 lists from Dec. 6-12, proving that family programming is mighty, especially during the holiday season.

Six out of the top 10 movies that week were Christmas-related, with Macaulay Culkin’s “Home Alone” topping the list, amassing 307 million viewing minutes. Its sequel clinched the No. 10 slot, with 184 million viewing minutes. The holiday comedy classic remained popular across generations, with age demographics 2-11, 18-34 and 35-49 each comprising a quarter of overall viewers. Other popular festive titles include Hulu’s “Elf” and Netflix’s “A Boy Called Christmas,” “The Christmas Chronicles” and “The Santa Clause.
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