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Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: Feb. 16

New ‘Alien’ Movie Confirmed with Director Neill Blomkamp
20th Century Fox has closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new “Alien” movie, sources confirm.

‘Aquaman’: First Photo Released of Jason Momoa as DC Superhero
Director Zack Snyder tweeted the first photo of Jason Momoa as DC Comics superhero Aquaman on Thursday night.

‘Fifty Shades’ Sequel: Author E.L. James Demands Control Over Script
Now that “Fifty Shades of Grey” has become an international box office phenomenon, author E.L. James is seeking more control over the sequel by writing the script herself.

‘Orange Is the New Black’: Jason Biggs Not Returning to Season 3
Jason Biggs will not be returning for season three of “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix confirmed to Variety.

Eddie Murphy Rejected Offer to Play Cosby on ‘SNL 40,’ Says Norm Macdonald
Comedian Norm Macdonald took to Twitter Wednesday evening to share a long but fascinating account about the behind-the-scenes drama that preceded “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary extravaganza.

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This Week in Entertainment 1983

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Long-running sitcom “MASH” said “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” on Feb. 28, 1983, to huge ratings. The 2½-hour episode was the series 256th and remained the most watched television broadcast in American history until 2010 when it was passed by the viewership of Super Bowl XLIV. The series chronicled the antics of military medical personnel during the Korean War and lasted much longer (11 years) than the conflict it chronicled (three years).

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