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Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: May 16

‘Empire’ Finale Kills Off Major Character
“Empire” just lost one of its own — but the question is, who died? “It sure as hell looks like someone died. The cliffhanger is someone dies,” teases “Empire” showrunner Ilene Chaiken.

Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ Ripped Apart on Twitter After Cannes Debut
Sean Penn’s humanitarian romance “The Last Face” is being savaged on Twitter after premiering Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. Commenters on social media are describing the film, which stars Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem, as the worst of the fest. Others are also quipping that the picture is so awful that it destroyed Penn’s relationship with Theron. The duo broke up a year ago.

‘Scandal’ Season 6 Moved to Midseason Due to Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy
“Scandal” will air Season 6 midseason on the 2016-17 schedule, ABC announced Tuesday ahead of the network’s Upfront presentation.

Kristen Stewart’s ‘Personal Shopper’ Booed at Cannes Premiere
Kristen Stewart’s latest collaboration with director Olivier Assayas, “Personal Shopper,” was booed following a press screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

Warner Bros. Reorganizes DC Movie Operations in Wake of ‘Batman v Superman’
Warner Bros. is reorganizing the executives handling its DC movies, two months after “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” delivered a mildly disappointing performance.

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This Week in Entertainment 2011

Oprah Winfrey bid farewell to her daytime talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” on May 25, 2011, after 25 years on the air. Winfrey built a media empire on the success of the show, one of the longest running talk shows in television history. The show was based in Chicago and started out as an offshoot of “AM Chicago,” with Winfrey premiering as host on Jan. 2, 1984. The show was relaunched as “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1986 following her celebrated role in the 1985 film “The Color Purple,” and the format took off. Winfrey’s media success includes her production company Harpo Productions, the Oprah Magazine and her own network, OWN, which premiered on Jan. 1, 2011.

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