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People's Sexiest Men Reveal Their Most Romantic Gestures

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Andy Grammer, Denis Leary and Jonathan Scott all open about their sweetest moments

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Top Performing Arts Venues in New Jersey

Following are the top 5 performing arts venues in New Jersey:

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall

Location: 1 Center St., Newark; Capacity: 2,868; Tickets sold in 2017: 124,097*; President and CEO: John Schreiber

Located in downtown Newark, the “NJ Pac” is one of “the best-sounding rooms in the state,” says Umt Presents promoter Tony Pallagrosi. Home to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Pac also hosts a cross section of events and concerts by headliners including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello, as well as live TV broadcasts (“America’s Got Talent”), benefits, galas and dance troupes.

Count Basie Theatre

Location: 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank; Capacity: 1,568; Tickets sold in 2017: 122,303; President and CEO: Adam Philipson

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The storied nonprofit venue has played host to shows by Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Louis C.K. and more. Having celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, the
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Robin Williams Accused of Stealing Jokes in New Book

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Robin Williams Accused of Stealing Jokes in New Book
The late Robin Williams has been accused of stealing jokes back in the early days of his comedic career in a new comedy tell-all book written by the legendary Budd Friedman. Friedman founded the New York and Los Angeles Improv Comedy Clubs and has seen a lot of things in his 85 years. In addition to ratting out Robin Williams, Friedman devotes an entire chapter to the iconic and polarizing comedian, Andy Kaufman, and dishes on managing Bette Midler as well as witnessing Johnny Carson getting wasted and making out with an 18-year old girl in the backseat of a car.

Many comedians have been accused of joke stealing, but as it turns out, Robin Williams was reportedly notorious for it back when he was for starting out. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Budd Friedman about his book and the author revealed that Richard Lewis and Robert Wuhl both accuse Williams
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Peter Tolan, Norman Lear Developing NBC Comedy With Production Commitment

Peter Tolan, Norman Lear Developing NBC Comedy With Production Commitment
Peter Tolan and Norman Lear are developing a new comedy series with NBC, Variety has learned.

The network has given the new single-camera series, currently titled “Guess Who Died,” a pilot production commitment. Based on Lear’s personal experience of working well into his 90’s, the series is described as a humorous and inspiring look at the shared joys and challenges people experience at any stage of life.

Lear and Tolan will serve as executive producers and writers, with Brent Miller also executive producing. Lear’s Act III Productions and Tolan’s Cloudland Company will produce along with Sony Pictures Television. Cloudland is set up under an overall deal at Sony.

Lear is a television legend, having created, produced, and written classic shows such as “Good Times,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “All in the Family,” and “One Day at a Time.” He has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards during his storied career, winning
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CNN Strikes New Hulu Deal for CNN Films, CNN Original Series

CNN Strikes New Hulu Deal for CNN Films, CNN Original Series
W. Kamau Bell, John Walsh and Lisa Ling will join a parade that brings content from CNN to Hulu’s streaming-video service.

CNN and Hulu have struck a new content deal that will bring six series and two films produced by the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet to the Svod service, which is jointly owned by Comcast, 21st Century Fox, and Walt Disney. CNN’s parent controls a minority stake. This is the first such deal between CNN and Hulu for CNN Films, CNN’s nonfiction documentaries, and the second deal with CNN Original Series, the network’s brand for nonfiction series.

“This is a broad partnership, which I think will bring a lot of new viewers and fans to the content we’ve been putting out there.” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president for talent and content development at CNN Worldwide, in an interview. The deal “does monetize the content and also extends the lifetimes of these
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‘Spider-Man’ Radical Redesigns: How Sam Raimi, Marc Webb and Jon Watts Updated Spidey and His Villains for Each Reboot

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‘Spider-Man’ Radical Redesigns: How Sam Raimi, Marc Webb and Jon Watts Updated Spidey and His Villains for Each Reboot
From the sensitive Tobey Maguire to the nerdy Andrew Garfield to the clumsy Tom Holland, Peter Parker/Spider-Man has evolved into the ultimate teenage, superhero misfit. And, as Sony’s top franchise, the web-slinger has experienced different rites of passage under the direction of Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man 2,” “Spider-Man 3”), Marc Webb (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), and Jon Watts (“Spider-Man Homecoming”).

But until Sony made a deal in 2015 to share the Spider-Man movie rights with Disney and Marvel Studios, the Marvel Comics superhero remained separate from the McU. That changed with the decidedly younger Holland making a guest appearance as Parker/Spidey in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). Following his first solo stint in “Homecoming” (July 7th), Holland will appear in “Avengers: Infinity War” (May 4, 2018), followed by the sequel, “Homecoming 2” (2019).

Spider-Man” (2002)

Marvel Comics’ high-school crime fighter from New York City with spider-like superpowers finally became a movie
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Newswire: The Sandlot director has a new baseball movie ready to go

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For people of a certain age or generation, The Sandlot is one of the finest baseball movies ever made (yes, we’ve seen The Natural). The film unfolds over one glorious summer in the suburbs, where a bookish kid (Tom Guiry) befriends a bunch of noisy, baseball-loving boys. There are some cool adults involved, including James Earl Jones, Karen Allen, and Denis Leary, but the movie is mostly about the boys’ friendship, which is solidified when they plot to retrieve a Babe Ruth-signed baseball from their scary neighbor’s yard. It’s super rewatchable and quotable—just stop and think about how often you utter “You’re killin’ me, Smalls” when you’re exasperated—but writer-director David M. Evans is stepping up to the plate with a new feature.

The new film, Junior Americans, will center on “the first, last and only time a National American Little League team
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Barry Levinson adapting Wag the Dog as HBO series

THR is reporting that director Barry Levinson is bringing his 1997 political satire Wag the Dog to the small screen as a half-hour scripted comedy series for HBO. Rajiv Joseph (Army of One) is writing the script, and Levinson is set to serve as executive producer, as well as directing should it receive a pilot order from the cable network.

The original film starred Robert De Niro as a political strategist and spin doctor who hires a Hollywood producer (Dustin Hoffman) to craft a fictional war to draw attention away from the president’s sexual harassment scandal. Also featuring in the cast were Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, William H. Macy and Kristen Dunst.

HBO describes the TV adaptation as “an ode to the classic film but moving the weapons of mass distraction beyond politics and into business, entertainment and, yes, nonprofits. In the 21st century with the tools of social media at their hands,
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Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme Passes Away at 73

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Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme Passes Away at 73
Director Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for directing the 1991 Best Picture winner The Silence of the Lambs, has passed away earlier this morning at the age of 74. According to a source close to the family, the filmmaker passed from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease. The filmmaker had been treated for esophageal cancer in 2010, and while he did recover, the cancer came back in 2015, and sources said his condition had deteriorated in recent weeks. We have assembled a number of tweets below from filmmakers and actors paying their respects to this iconic director.

IndieWire first broke the news this morning, as tributes have started to flood in from filmmakers such as Edgar Wright, James Wan and actors such as Denis Leary, Michael Chiklis and many more. Jonathan Demme was born February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York to Dorothy Louise (Rogers) and Robert Eugene Demme, a public relations executive.
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Celebrities React to the Death of Jonathan Demme: ‘He Could Do Anything’

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Celebrities React to the Death of Jonathan Demme: ‘He Could Do Anything’
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married, and much more, died Wednesday at age of 73.

Demme’s varied career not only covered feature films; he was an accomplished director of concert films and documentaries as well, working with an equally diverse array of talent, from Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern to Justin Timberlake and Spalding Gray.

As news of the filmmaker’s death continues to spread, celebrities and influencers within the entertainment industry have begun sharing their reactions on social media. See a selection of remembrances below

Very sad to hear of
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Jonathan Demme Remembered: Barry Jenkins, Ron Howard, Edgar Wright & More Mourn On Twitter

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Jonathan Demme Remembered: Barry Jenkins, Ron Howard, Edgar Wright & More Mourn On Twitter
The film world was deeply saddened when news broke today that Oscar-winning “The Silence of the Lambs” director Jonathan Demme had died in New York at the age of 73. Demme was a brilliant and versatile auteur, traversing genres with rarely a misfire. He is remembered by those who worked with him, and those whom his work inspired.

Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a lawyer dying of AIDS in Demme’s “Philadelphia,” wrote: “Jonathan taught us how big a heart a person can have, and how it will guide how we live and what we do for a living. He was the grandest of men.” Meryl Streep, who worked with Demme on 2015’s “Ricki and the Flash,” said: “A big hearted, big tent, compassionate man- in full embrace in his life of people in need- and of the potential of art, music, poetry and film to
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Hollywood Reacts to Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme’s Death

Hollywood Reacts to Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme’s Death
Hollywood was quick to mourn the loss of the acclaimed director Jonathan Demme, who died of cancer complications.

Demme made about as big a splash in Hollywood as anyone ever has with 1991’s “The Silence of the Lambs” which earned five Oscars including best director for Demme. His follow-up, 1993’s “Philadelphia,” earned Tom Hanks his first Academy Award.

His most recent work behind the camera was an episode of the Fox police drama “Shots Fired,” which is scheduled to air on April 26 — the same day the director’s death was announced. He also recently filmed Justin Timberlake’s 2016 concert tour documentary “Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.” His most recent feature was the Meryl Streep starrer, “Ricki and the Flash.”

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Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Director, Dies at 73

Hanks wrote in a statement, “Jonathan taught us how big a heart a person can have, and how it will guide
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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius

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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius
Earlier today, we reportedly the sad news that Hollywood has lost another legend, with comedian Don Rickles passing away at the age of 90. His publicist confirmed that the iconic insult comic passed in his Los Angeles home, from kidney failure. As word of his passing spread, Hollywood icons left and right paid tribute to the late comedian through social media, to honor this late legend.

While most sent out their tributes through Twitter, others released lengthier tributes elsewhere. Rolling Stone caught up with Gilbert Gottfried, who summed up the the late comedian's legacy with a heartfelt statement that explained why Rickles will go down in history as one of the best comedians ever. Here's what Gilbert Gottfried had to say.

"Don Rickles was never politically correct, and he would never apologize for any of it. He was totally unapologetic about his comedy. So I admired that and looked at him
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Legendary Award Winning Director John Gallagher Still going Strong After 30 Years!

Show business is one of the most competitive professions in the world, and to survive for more then Thirty years is a feat in itself, but to thrive in this business and work with some of the greatest names in the industry is just plain remarkable! For over Thirty Years John Gallagher has been directing some of the greats in front of the camera. Among the actors John has worked with in debut or significant early roles are John Leguizamo, Amanda Peet, Zach Braff, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Lillard, Vincent Pastore, Heather Matarazzo, and Denis Leary. As an educator, John has been on the faculty of One on One NYC, the top actors’ networking facility in Manhattan, for 20 years, teaching acting for the camera;...

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John Corbett Joins ABC’s Pilot ‘Las Reinas’

John Corbett has signed on to star in ABC’s drama pilot “Las Reinas,” Variety has learned.

Las Reinas” centers around detective Alex De La Reina who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family – the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, she must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a De La Reina.

Previously announced, Daniella Alonso will star as Alex De La Reina. Sonia Braga will also star in the pilot as Alex’s grandmother, Gabriella De La Reina.

Corbett will play Lt. Donald Worden, Alex’s (Alonso) former partner and her mentor. He took Alex under his wing years ago when she ran away from her family, and brought her into the police academy. A great detective in his own right, he
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CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Casts Elizabeth Gillies in Starring Role (Exclusive)

CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Casts Elizabeth Gillies in Starring Role (Exclusive)
Elizabeth Gillies has been cast in the CW’s “Dynasty,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Gillies will star as Fallon Carrington, one of the central characters in the pilot, which is a modernized reboot of the original ’80s primetime soap.

Dynasty” follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington — and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal — a Hispanic woman marrying into this Wasp family and America’s most powerful class.

Previously announced, “UnReal” and “The Vampire Diaries” alum Nathalie Kelley will play Cristal.

In the original series, Fallon Carrington was played by Pamela Sue Martin and Emma Samms, who was re-cast in the role. Fallon is the daughter of Blake Carrington, who was played by John Forsythe on the ’80s primetime soap.

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Finalists Announced for Atx-Black List Second Annual TV Writing Program

Finalists Announced for Atx-Black List Second Annual TV Writing Program
Finalists have been announced for the second annual television writing program from the Atx Television Festival and The Black List, Variety has learned.

The scribes will now move on to the second round of Atx’s Pitch Competition and will have the chance to pitch their ideas live at this year’s festival on June 8-11 in Austin, Texas.

The script competition program, which is designed to find TV writers for staffing consideration across networks, studios and production companies, was launched last year.

“We know that writers and showrunners are at the heart of smart, impactful, and entertaining television, which is why we support their work not only through the festival and year-round programming, but also with strategic partners like The Black List,” said Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, co-founders and executive directors, Atx Television Festival. “Our goal is for writers to continue to benefit from our partnership with The Black List, along
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Why Didn't Jane Try to Save [Spoiler]? Did Gaga Troll Us? Does S.T.A.R. Labs Need a Refresh? And More TV Qs!

Why Didn't Jane Try to Save [Spoiler]? Did Gaga Troll Us? Does S.T.A.R. Labs Need a Refresh? And More TV Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Saturday Night Live, Jane the Virgin, This Is Us and Supernatural!

1 | Not that Thornton was all fun and games, but is MacGyver‘s new boss Matty a bit of a buzzkill?

2 | Was any Sleepy Hollow fan asking for a Malcolm backstory episode?

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3 | On Grimm, Monroe’s mock-up of the crime sketch looked nothing like the statue in the park,
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‘You Were A True Inspiration’: Stars Celebrate the Life of Mary Tyler Moore

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‘You Were A True Inspiration’: Stars Celebrate the Life of Mary Tyler Moore
Groundbreaking actress Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday at the age of 80.

Moore’s rep confirmed the news in a statement to People: “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

Fellow comic icon Carol Burnett said of Moore, “She was a pioneer on television and also one of the sweetest,
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Hollywood Reacts to Mary Tyler Moore’s Death

Hollywood Reacts to Mary Tyler Moore’s Death
Hollywood paid tribute to Mary Tyler Moore on Wednesday, soon after news of her death was announced.

The TV icon, known for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and her own “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Wednesday at 80 years old.

Cloris Leachman, who played Phyllis Lindstrom in “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff, “Phyllis,” issues a written statement dedicated to Moore.

“My heart goes out to her husband, Robert — he was never more than a touch away from her,” Leachman wrote. “The picture that we all have of her, that’s how she was — sweet, kind, so tender, so delicate. She was America’s sweetheart. Valerie and I always had to rehearse and rehearse, to work things through but Mary was always ready to go, thoroughly prepared. The last time I saw her was our ‘Hot In Cleveland’ reunion. I had a feeling I wouldn’t see her again. If
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