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BBC Earth to Launch in Canada Following Blue Ant, BBC Worldwide Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

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Canada’s Blue Ant Media and BBC Worldwide North America have signed a deal to launch premium factual channel BBC Earth in the territory. The commercial-free channel, scheduled to debut on Jan. 24, will give Canadians exclusive access to BBC Earth’s slate of natural world programming, including “The Hunt,” and the keenly anticipated “Planet Earth II,”… Read more »

Jimmy Kimmel Jokes About His Selection as Oscar Host

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Jimmy Kimmel got some mileage of out his new gig as the host of the 2017 Academy Awards in the opening monologue of Monday’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “A lot of things happened to me over the last two weeks. I got a tummy tuck. They still give those. I had my eyes done and I… Read more »

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

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Late Monday, director Michael Bay revealed the first trailer for his final “Transformers” movie. Titled “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the latest installment in Paramount’s franchise stars Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, who also narrates the first footage, which will screen in front of holiday releases like “Rogue One” and Sony’s “Passengers.” Production on the new… Read more »

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Baywatch’ Moved Back A Week to Memorial Day Weekend

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Paramount Pictures has moved Dwayne Johnson’s action-comedy “Baywatch” back a week to May 26, the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The move means a direct face-off with Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales” in the fifth iteration of the Johnny Depp franchise, along with Sony’s sci-fier “Life,” starring Rebecca… Read more »

‘Rogue One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Dominate Social Media Hype

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Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” dominated social media buzz last week with more than 159,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” starring Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, released featurettes on Nov. 28 and Dec. 4 and a clip on Dec. 2. The first spinoff… Read more »

Joe Biden Hints at 2020 Presidential Run

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Vice President Joe Biden teased a presidential run in 2020, telling reporters that while he is not committing to it, “fate has a strange way of intervening.” His comments came after he returned to the Senate on Monday to preside over a procedural vote on a medical research bill named in part for his son Beau… Read more »

Jackie Chan Starring in Joe Carnahan’s ‘Five Against a Bullet’

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Jackie Chan has signed on to star in Joe Carnahan’s action movie  “Five Against A Bullet” as one of the bodyguards. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the project though this Di Bonventura Pictures for Sony along with Suretone Pictures, Jordan Schur through Mimran Schur Pictures and Chan. Carnahan came on to the project in 2014… Read more »

Madonna Joins James Corden for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ [Watch]

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Strike a pose: The Material Girl has taken her turn in James Corden’s famous passenger seat. “Thank you so much for showing me around the city,” says Corden. “I don’t know New York that well. Do you mind if we listen to music?” Answers Madonna: “I don’t really like riding around in a car unless… Read more »

Netflix Becomes Top-Grossing iPhone App in the U.S.

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Netflix’s iPhone app topped Apple’s list of top-grossing apps for the first time Monday, surpassing not only mobile games like “Mobile Strike” and “Candy Crush Saga,” but also fellow subscription services like Spotify and Pandora. The news comes on the heels of Netflix adding mobile downloading capabilities to its iOS and Android apps. The ascend in the top-grossing chart… Read more »