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Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: May 4

Will Poulter to Play the Evil Clown in ‘It’ Remake
Sources tell Variety that Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”) is in negotiations to play Pennywise, the evil monster who lured in children disguised as a clown, in the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s horror classic.

Anthony Geary to Exit ‘General Hospital’
Anthony Geary, who has played Luke Spencer on the daytime staple since 1978, will be leaving the “General Hospital.”

Dozens of TV Shows Cancelled as Networks Clean House
Dozens of shows, including “State of Affairs,” “Constantine,” “Marry Me,” “About a Boy” and more were canceled this week.

ABC Renews ‘Castle,’ ‘Nashville,’ Marvel Duo, Shonda Rhimes TGIT Trio & More
Following new series orders for the 2015-16 season — and cancellations of “Forever,” “Cristela,” “Resurrection” and “The Taste” — ABC has handed over renewals to a slew of returning series.

Mel Gibson Makes Surprise Visit to ‘Mad Max’ Premiere
Mel Gibson made an unannounced stop at the “Mad Max: Fury Road” premiere in Hollywood on Thursday to the excitement of the film’s cast and producers.

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This Week in Entertainment 1963

Folksinger Bob Dylan was scheduled to appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on May 12, 1963, and had planned to sing “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues,” which had been OK’d by Sullivan and his producer. However, a CBS practices executive nixed the song, telling Dylan it was potentially libelous. Not wanting to be censored, Dylan chose not to perform at all. It coincided with a rise in Dylan’s political profile as he began to become more prominent in the civil rights movement.

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