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‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Bill Is About To Get Help For Another Big Scandal

  • OnTheFlix
Alright, so according to a new report from Soaps.com,we're about to see Bill plot out a new, big scandal. If this scandal works, it could definitely put him back in the driver's seat at Spencer Publications. This is why Bill is going to needs some very specialized help to pull it off. That's where this new guy Ken will come into play. It's being reported by both Soaps.com and TVinsider.com that Bill is going to hire a tech wiz guy named Ken to hack into the Spencer Publications computer files in an effort to retrieve the incriminating recording that Liam has of Bill confessing to setting the Spectra building on fire. Obviously, if Bill can get his hands on it, Liam would have nothing to continue blackmailing Bill with. That would set the stage for Bill to return and take back his company. The big question
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Damon Wayans, Jr.'s Fourth of July Joke About 'Racist Ancestors' Did Not Go Over Well

  • PEOPLE.com
Damon Wayans, Jr.'s Fourth of July Joke About 'Racist Ancestors' Did Not Go Over Well
Damon Wayans, Jr. kicked off the Fourth of July with some fireworks of his own.

The 34-year-old comedian and former New Girl star made a joke about race on Twitter Tuesday that appeared to inspire the ire of many of his followers, who criticized him for allegedly lacking of patriotism (among other things).

“Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors day,” Wayans wrote in a tweet that has received more than 1,600 comments.

Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors day

Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) July 4, 2017

“When I think of all the men and women who have died for our independence,
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Damon Wayans' Favorite Charlie Murphy Memory Was a Kiss on the Neck (Video)

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_3abat4en"]] Damon Wayans has fond memories of Charlie Murphy -- none of which were more moving than the time they kissed on the neck. We got the 3rd eldest Wayans sibling Wednesday at Catch and asked for his favorite Charlie moment before his tragic passing this week. Damon doesn't skip a beat. Sounds like they were running through lines for Eddie Murphy's "Vampire in Brooklyn" -- you know, 'cause of the neck "kiss" -- but
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Lethal Weapon Creator Teases Emotional Season 1 Finale

  • TVfanatic
The season finale of Lethal Weapon is upon us.

In anticipation of tonight's farewell, we had the opportunity to talk with Matt Miller, the creative genius responsible for bringing this amazing show to our television screens.

In addition to being the creator. writer, and executive producer of Lethal Weapon, Miller is the co-creator of the new comedy series Trial & Error which can be seen on NBC.

He was also an executive producer on Chuck, the creator and showrunner of Forever, and showrunner for 666 Park Avenue.

He discussed his favorite aspects of Lethal Weapon, what surprises are in store for tonight's season finale and what we can expect in season two...

Why did you want to bring Lethal Weapon to the small screen and what was the greatest challenge you faced?

Matt Miller: The reason I wanted to bring it to the small screen - look, I loved the movies
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Lethal Weapon Interview: Thomas Lennon Takes on Leo Getz

  • TVfanatic
Lethal Weapon is going to be a lot of fun tonight as the show brings a favorite character from the films to the small screen.

Yep. It's time for Riggs and Murtaugh to meet Leo Getz.

Thomas Lennon of The Odd Couple and Reno 911 fame takes on the role that was popularized by Joe Pesci in the films.

But don't expect to see a copycat. Lennon will be bringing a fresh take Getz, and if you've seen any of his previous work, you know it's going to be hilarious.

We had a chance to chat with Lennon about Leo Getz, how he prepared for the role and what it was like working on Lethal Weapon.

TV Fanatic: You're playing one of the most memorable characters in the Lethal Weapon film franchise, how excited were you to take on the character of Leo Getz and how did it all come about?
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‘Lethal Weapon’ Producers Think You’ll Forget About Mel Gibson and Danny Glover With New Show

‘Lethal Weapon’ Producers Think You’ll Forget About Mel Gibson and Danny Glover With New Show
Fox’s “Lethal Weapon” reboot has the unenviable task of following four iconic movies and two of the most memorable cinematic performances in decades, but the executive producers are confident that the performances of Clayne Crawford as Martin Riggs and Damon Wayans as Roger Murtaugh will make viewers forget all about Mel Gibson and Danny Glover while they’re watching.

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, showrunner Matt Miller recalled sitting down with Richard Donner, who directed the four “Lethal Weapon” films, to get his blessing on the project. After hearing the pitch, Donner approved of the idea, Miller said, but warned, “If you don’t have the guys, you’re screwed.” That was a lesson the producers took to heart. “Two guys played these roles really, really famously. Finding actors who not only have chemistry but can make you forget about those guys was really a challenge,” Miller
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Lethal Weapon Star Talks Reviving Martin Riggs: 'He's a Badass'

Lethal Weapon Star Talks Reviving Martin Riggs: 'He's a Badass'
Move over Mel Gibson, there’s a new Riggs in town.

Fox’s upcoming Lethal Weapon series, based on the ’80s movie franchise of the same name, stars Clayne Crawford (Rectify) as Martin Riggs and Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) as Roger Murtaugh. The drama, which follows an unconventional cop with a death wish (Riggs) after he is partnered with a high-strung, traditional detective and family man (Murtaugh), is set to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8/7c.

RelatedFall TV First Impression: Lethal Weapon

Crawford recently talked to TVLine about what fans can expect from the new show (and what The
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'Lethal Weapon' TV Show Gets Damon Wayans Sr. as Roger Murtaugh

  • MovieWeb
'Lethal Weapon' TV Show Gets Damon Wayans Sr. as Roger Murtaugh
Back in October, we reported that Fox is developing a new TV series based on the 1987 action classic Lethal Weapon, which Warner Bros. Television is producing. The project was picked up with a cast contingency, meaning the pilot's development would hinge on who was cast. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Damon Wayans Sr. has been cast as Roger Murtaugh, lifting the cast contingency and clearing the way for Fox to formally issue a pilot order for the potential series.

The pilot will be based on the Lethal Weapon movie series, which starred Mel Gibson as the maverick Martin Riggs and Danny Glover as his rule-abiding partner, Roger Murtaugh. The hour-long series is expected to follow the same general plot as the movies, but there will be a few differences with the main characters. Here's the official description of the pilot below.

"When Texas cop and former Navy Seal Martin
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Damon Wayans Is Starring in Fox's Lethal Weapon Remake

Damon Wayans Is Starring in Fox's Lethal Weapon Remake
Things are poised to get lethal on Fox. The network has ordered its Lethal Weapon TV remake to pilot with Damon Wayans as your new Roger Murtaugh. Danny Glover played the part in the original movies. The pilot, a one-hour drama, hails from executive producers Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG. McG will direct a script from Miller. Mel Gibson's role in the film, Martin Riggs, has yet to be cast for the series. Wayans' other TV credits include My Wife and Kids, In Living Color and Damon.
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'New Girl' creator on Megan Fox: 'She's funny in a cool way'

  • Hitfix
'New Girl' creator on Megan Fox: 'She's funny in a cool way'
A couple of weeks ago, I noted that New Girl had evolved into such an ensemble comedy that it would be just fine during Zooey Deschanel's six-episode maternity leave. So far, we've had two episodes — both of them, like the last few with Deschanel, filmed immediately after production on last season wrapped, so the show could get them done before they lost the star for a while — just featuring the remaining castmembers (plus guests like Fred Armisen, Bill Burr, and Lennon Parham), but the remainder of Deschanel's absence will revolve around the introduction of a temporary addition to the loft: Reagan, a pharmaceutical sales rep played by Megan Fox. Fox has some comedy on her resume, so it's not a complete surprise that she works out quite well in the two episodes I've seen with her. But it's a significant change in the show's usual dynamics, since Reagan is
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Damon Wayans Taking Heat -- Some of Cosby's Accusers 'Un-Rapable' (Video)

  • TMZ
Damon Wayans is drawing fire for comments he made about Bill Cosby's accusers, some of which sounded like he was making a joke but there also seemed to be an underpinning of seriousness. Damon was talking to Charlamagne Tha God on The Breakfast Club Friday, when he unloaded on the accusers, musing that some of them waited 40 years to lodge complaints and saying, "How big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years.
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25 years later: How 'In Living Color' broke sketch comedy's race barrier

  • Hitfix
25 years later: How 'In Living Color' broke sketch comedy's race barrier
In the summer of 1989, while Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" was sounding a thunderclap in cinemas, a troupe of largely black actors and comedians came together on a Fox sound stage in Century City to produce a sketch comedy show aimed at servicing a minority point of view that had been underrepresented by the medium. With producer Keenen Ivory Wayans at the helm, fresh off the success of his 1988 Blaxploitation parody film "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," eight individuals — a then-unknown Jim Carrey along with Kelly Coffield, Kim Coles, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymáh and Wayans' siblings Damon and Kim — filmed the first episodes of "In Living Color." The show debuted on April 15, 1990, and 25 years later, Damon Wayans can't help but remember first and foremost that he had hair back then. "I remember the pain of getting fired from 'Saturday Night Live' and feeling that I needed redemption,
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Kelly Coffield, T'Keyah 'Crystal' Keymáh and Kim Wayans on drawing from experience

  • Hitfix
Kelly Coffield, T'Keyah 'Crystal' Keymáh and Kim Wayans on drawing from experience
As Kim Wayans says in our extended feature on the 25th anniversary of "In Living Color," her brother Keenen was always encouraging on-screen talent to draw on real-life circumstances and relationships to inject truth into their work. That was, as Damon Wayans explains, the big difference between "Saturday Night Live," a writer-driven show, and "In Living Color," a character-driven show where actors were eventually encouraged to pitch characters and concepts and work them out with the writers. It's no surprise, then, that some of these characters would have personal connections with the performers. As you can see in anecdotes from Kelly Coffield, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymáh and Kim Wayans, quite a few of them in fact came from other corners of their lives, be it someone they knew or something that would just organically spring to life in the day-to-day camaraderie of the show. Learn more about the inspirations behind classic characters like Benita Butrell,
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Exclusive: Max Greenfield Gets Awkward-Sexy With Sally Field in SXSW Film 'Hello, My Name is Doris'

Exclusive: Max Greenfield Gets Awkward-Sexy With Sally Field in SXSW Film 'Hello, My Name is Doris'
Max Greenfield and Sally Field make a hilarious couple in Hello, My Name is Doris.

The film is set to debut later this month at the SXSW Film Festival, but ETonline has snagged an exclusive sneak peek! In the clip above, John (Greenfield) gets awkward-sexy with the titular Doris (Field).

Flashback! 'Steel Magnolias' Turns 25

Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together) co-wrote and directed the dramedy, which features an impressive ensemble of small screen stars. Among them: Beth Behrs, Natasha Lyonne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Peter Gallagher, Tyne Daly and Saturday Night Live's Kyle Mooney.

Hello, My Name is Doris follows Field's character as she seeks out a new purpose in life following the death of her mother. She develops a serious crush on her 30-years-younger co-worker John and suddenly finds herself immersed in the New York City hipster scene. Bleachers frontman and fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff also makes his acting debut as a rocker
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Prepare to Lol Hard at These Damon Wayans Jr. Tweets

  • Popsugar
Prepare to Lol Hard at These Damon Wayans Jr. Tweets
Damon Wayans Jr. may come from one of the funniest families in show business, but with his roles on New Girl and Happy Endings (Rip), he's been cracking us up hard all on his own. When Damon isn't making us Lol on screen, he brings his hilarious musings to Twitter; on any given day, you can find Damon getting candid about dating, pop culture, and not being a morning person. Keep reading for 21 tweets from Damon that will have you laughing your ass off. You know you're not a morning person when you think people are saying "good morning" to you just to piss you off. — Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) February 24, 2015 "I'm gonna put this wig on, I'm gonna go outside, and it's gonna work." - old lady wearing a wig that doesn't work — Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) February 22, 2015 You ever be getting yelled at by your mom and think
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Damon Wayans -- Grounded by Diabetes ... Tour Dates Cancelled

  • TMZ
Damon Wayans is postponing multiple tour stops after suffering a medical emergency related to his diabetes ... TMZ has learned. The comedian was supposed to perform Saturday in Missouri, but sources close to Wayans tell us he's unable to fly right now because of his ongoing battle with Type 2 diabetes. He was diagnosed back in 2013.  The Kansas City Improv Theater says it got word Tuesday Damon wouldn't be able to perform -- and our sources say
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Damon Wayans Jr To Leave New Girl

  • Boomtron
Damon Wayans Jr is sadly leaving behind the days of New Girl. He will not return for a possible fifth season, but will currently wrap up the 4th one. He has had an off and on role as Coach, until last season when he became a regular guest star. This has been the first full season where he was a regular cast member, but was only signed on for 1 season. Here is what the funny man, Damon had to say.

I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to come back to New Girl in Season 3 to reprise the role of Coach, Working with this incredibly talented and funny cast and crew has been one of the best experiences of my career

We will miss him, as he did add a whole lot to the show. However, we are sure that Damon will find another show to bring a lot of humor to.
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‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Recap: Two Athletes Get Bounced

  • The Wrap
‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Recap: Two Athletes Get Bounced
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Monday’s episode, titled “A Family Affair” and don’t want to be spoiled.)

The third installment of back-to-back episodes on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” sent two athletic contestants packing.

Continuing the 14th overall season of the series — and 7th under the “Celebrity” banner — the men and women were tasked with creating a four-page health/fitness spread for Cosmopolitan magazine. Judges graded the teams on originality, creativity and overall presentation.

See video: Donald Trump Justifies ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Firings on ‘Late Show’

“Assigning this particular crew to do an
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Wamg Talks Big Hero 6 With Tj Miller And Damon Wayans Jr.

Big Hero 6 is getting ready to soar into theaters this Friday, and Wamg can’t wait! Recently, we sat down with Tj Miller (voice of Fred) and Damon Wayans Jr.(voice of Wasabi) in a small roundtable at Disney Animation Studios to talk about their experience working on the Disney Film, lending their comedic skills to their characters, and giraffes. Check it out below!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Nina Dobrev talks Let’s Be Cops, buddy cop movies, and Twitter

  • HeyUGuys
People don’t normally associate the name Nina Dobrev with comedy. The breakout starlet of the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries is more firmly rooted in drama, but she seems eager to spread her talents around. And so she’ll stretch her funny bone alongside funny men Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. in Let’s Be Cops, which opens in UK cinemas on August 27.

The film follows a pair of hapless friends in Los Angeles, who masquerade as police officers to reap the benefits and prestige of wearing the badge. We were lucky enough to chat with Nina about a variety of things including her role in the film, working with awesomely funny people, Twitter, and buddy cop movies (her answer may surprise you).

So I mentioned on Twitter that I’d be talking to you and I got a slew of responses from your 4 million followers that were like,
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