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NBC's 'The Wiz Live!' Now Has Its Wizard And Wicked Witch

7/29/2015 10:51am EDT
Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah Star In 'The Wiz Live!'
R&B singers Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have officially been cast in "The Wiz Live!"

NBC announced the dangerous female duo have been cast in the much-anticipated adaptation of the 1975 Broadway hit.

"To see [Queen Latifah] play the iconic role of the Wiz and make it her own is going to be one of the joys of producing this event," say Wiz executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Latifah has been cast as the wizard. Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

Stephanie Mills, who played Dorothy in the original Broadway production will also be a part of the show, ...
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20 Acts Become 7 In Week 3 Cuts Of 'America's Got Talent'

7/29/2015 9:30am EDT
'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Best Performances From Week 3
Last night, America's Got Talent 2015 did its third round of cuts. We saw a pretty solid group of performers, with a lot of variety. Along with guest judge Marlon Wayons, the America's Got Talent judges made some critical cuts, and twenty acts became seven. Surprisingly, another smart golden buzzer decision was made when Marlon chose to send the best act of the night straight to the next round. Here are some of the other best performances from last night.

Top Performances (in order of appearance)

Animation Crew

Dance Group

Judges' Comments: Heidi Klum said that they stand out. Mel B...
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'Hannibal' Recap: Hannibal Behind Bars

7/26/2015 7:06am EDT
Hannibal TV Series
Ahh, another Saturday Hannibal. It's a little awkward to upend your Saturday night plans to watch serial killers carve innocent families to pieces, but if NBC's exiling everyone's favorite killer to the doldrums, to the doldrums we shall follow.

And so much has changed since last Saturday. "The Great Red Dragon" continues after a three year time jump. Will is happily married and has a stepson. We don't see much of them together, but he genuinely seems like a standup, normal dad.

I'm guessing that'll change now that Will's done his lightbulb-swinging-in-front-of-the-camera "this is my desi...
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‘AGT’ Best Gems Among A Cluster Of Mishap Performances

7/22/2015 9:16am EDT
'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Best Performances From Week 2
Last night, America's Got Talent 2015 cut contestants for a second week. Last week, we noted that a lot of the acts were underwhelming. Sadly, this week on America's Got Talent, things went from okay to very bad. A few of America's Got Talent's early favorites really stumbled. We saw people forget their lines and others give lackluster performances. Among the cluster of mishaps, a few performers did manage to shine.

They made us and guest judge Michael Bublè excited to see what they could do in the next rounds. Here are the best performances from the second week of cuts.

Best Performances...
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Last Night's 'Hannibal' Was The Freakiest. Thing. Ever.

7/19/2015 6:42am EDT
Hannibal TV Series
"Digestivo"- an alcoholic drink served at the end of a formal, multi-course Italian dinner. Sometimes it's grappa (brandy made from grapes), sometimes it's limoncello (lemon liquor). Typically, the digestivo is meant to help digest (well, duh) the massive pile of food you just consumed.

Oh, and in case you didn't get the memo (thanks for the short notice, NBC), Hannibal airs on Saturday night from now on, and for the rest of the season. Saturday night is where TV shows are dumped and left to die. And Hannibal will almost certainly not get that season four, but now there's a movie in the ca...
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Learn More About NBC's 'Blindspot'

7/17/2015 4:02pm EDT
The Mystery Of 'Blindspot' Arrives At San Diego Comic-Con
NBC is banking heavily on Blindspot, and with good reason. The new drama series comes from a top-notch creative team and has a first-rate cast. Starpulse spoke to show creator Martin Gero, executive producer Greg Berlanti (yes, that Greg Berlanti who runs half of television), and star Jaimie Alexander to discuss who is Jane Doe - and how much about her we'll get to learn in the first season. This is not your typical TV mystery.

Firstly, it's not some overcomplicated idea; it simply sprung from a random thought. "I was literally lying in bed one morning," explained Gero. "I just had this im...
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Does NBC Have A Hit On Their Hands?

7/17/2015 2:07pm EDT
'The Player': Fall's Most Exciting New Series Hits Comic-Con
The best new series of the fall is NBC's The Player, and Starpulse got our first look inside the Vegas-set thriller at last week's San Diego Comic-Con. We sat down with series creator John Rogers (Leverage) and stars Philip Winchester (Strike Back) and Wesley Snipes (Blade) to learn about the game you won't want to miss.

The Player has one of the more unique concepts of the 2015 season, focusing on Alex Kane (Winchester) as he's drawn into a world where the rich and powerful gamble on crime and whether or not he can stop it - as personified by "pit boss" Mr. Johnson (Snipes) and "the deale...
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Emmy Nominees And Their Social Media Responses Are Classic

7/17/2015 9:22am EDT
2015 Emmy Award Nominations
After much anticipation, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations are here -- albeit with a bit of controversy aka funny.

It's that time of the year when your favorite actors, actresses, directors, writers, you name it (still, nothing for the celeb assistants who tolerate their idiosyncratic bosses) are showered with accolades for their perennial roles and endearing projects.

Not surprisingly, HBO and Game of Thrones left everyone and everything in the dust. And, yes, there is always a bit of controversy for Emmy Award nominations. This year's snub-rant award for the 2014-2015 televisio...
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Neil Patrick Harris Joins 'America’s Got Talent' To Judge First Round Cuts

7/15/2015 10:20am EDT
'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Best Of The First Round Of Cut
Neil Patrick Harris joined the America's Got Talent judges to make the first round of cuts. Last night, America's Got Talent season 10 narrowed down the first twenty acts to seven. Unfortunately, cutting contestants became easier than we expected. Many of the contestants' acts fell apart during this round. They lost their spark.

The few that managed to rise to the occasion gave all right performances. Nevertheless, a handful gave knock out ones.

Here is our list of the top five performances from America's Got Talent's first round of cuts (in order of appearance):

Top 5 Performances

Free...
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'Cosby' Star Says Bill Is Guilty

7/15/2015 8:40am EDT
'The Cosby Show' Actor Joseph C. Phillips Said Bill Cosby Is Gui
Joseph C. Phillips. who portrayed Bill Cosby's son-in-law Martin Kendall on "The Cosby Show" has taken to his blog to declare that the comedian is indeed guilty of "playing around."

Phillips, who portrayed Lisa Bonet's (Denise) husband on the beloved NBC series, said on his blog titled "Faith, Family, Freedom" that Cosby was known to have a wandering eye, but asks the actor to retire from show business and allow fans like himself, a chance to continue to remember the comedian with fondness.

"Bill, you have a family who loves you, a wife who is devoted to you; you have more money than you ...
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