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David Letterman’s Final Top 10 List

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It was an all-star lineup that marked the only guest appearances on the final Late Show with David Letterman. Here, in his final list, are the “Top 10 things I’ve always wanted to say to Dave:”

10. Alec Baldwin: “Of all the talk shows, yours is the most geographically convenient to my home.”

9. Barbara Walters: “Did you know you wear the same cologne as Muammar Qaddafi?”

8. Steve Martin: Your extensive plastic surgery was a necessity…and a mistake.”

7. Jerry Seinfeld: “I have no idea what I’ll do when you go off the air. You know what, I just thought of something: I’ll be fine.”

6. Jim Carrey: “Honestly Dave, I’ve always found you to be a bit of an over-actor.” (He gesticulated wildly).

5. Chris Rock: “I’m just glad your show is being given to another white guy.” (Dave: “You know, I had nothing to do with that.”)

4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale.” (Seinfeld smirks). (Dave: “I had nothing to do with that either.”)

3. Peyton Manning: “Dave, you are to comedy what I am to comedy.”

2. Tina Fey: “Thanks for finally proving men can be funny.”

1. Bill Murray: “Dave, I’ll never have the money I owe you.”

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Trailer

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The CW offered a first look at their “The Flash”/”Arrow” spinoff, “Legends of Tomorrow,” with a trailer that shows new and returning heroes in action, including the debuting Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), the newly renamed White Canary (Caity Lotz) and the Atom (Brandon Routh), who finally unveils his long-awaited shrinking technology.

Scheduled to premiere as part of the network’s midseason lineup, the eagerly anticipated “Arrow”/”The Flash” spinoff also stars Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein (one-half of Firestorm) and Arthur Darvill as time-traveler Rip Hunter. Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin briefly appear as Arrow and the Flash in the trailer as well.

Here’s the official synopsis for “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”:

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).

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CBS Releases Extended Supergirl Trailer

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CBS has just released a lengthy first look trailer for their upcoming DC Comics series, “Supergirl”! You can check out the full video, running nearly seven minutes long!

Hailing from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions (who also produce the hit DC Comics series “Arrow” and “The Flash” for The CW), “Supergirl” is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

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The pilot episode of “Supergirl” was written by Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). They will also executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV.

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Gallery 1988 Announces Idiot Box 2 Opening On May 1, 2015

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Gallery 1988 announces Idiot Box 2 featuring artwork inspired by television programs. The opening reception will be On Friday May 1, 2015 from 7-10PM and the show will be on display until May 16, 2015.

The art show will be at the West location of Gallery 1988 at 7308 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles.

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Mad Men Live Read & Series Finale At The Theatre At Ace Hotel On May 17, 2015

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For the first time, Jason Reitman’s storied Live Read — which takes a beloved filmed script and turns it into a special one-time only re-enactment — will include a screening of the material that inspired it: Mad Men, created by its executive producer, Matthew Weiner. The event starts with Reitman directing a reading of the compelling finale of the award-winning period drama’s first season, the memorable “The Wheel,” (nominated for an Emmy for its writing, by Weiner and Robin Veith), which wrapped up many of the debut season’s storylines while propelling a great many more into orbit. As is his custom, Reitman will cast a group of actors to put their own particular spins on a classic piece of storytelling. The evening concludes with a screening of the very last episode ever of Mad Men at Ace Hotel. We’ll get to see how much the show sums up, and what questions it will raise and leave our imaginations to answer.

Created by Matthew Weiner; with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

Tickets: $50 | $80 | $120 | $150 (plus service fees)

Tickets for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club Members ONLY go on sale at 10 AM PST on Wednesday, April 29. | Limit two tickets per Membership. | Members: check your email for your Members-only access code. Purchase online.

Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets 36 hours before the general public. Member presale ends at 10 PM PST Thursday, April 30. Not a Member? Join now.

Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 AM PST on Friday, May 1. Limit two tickets.

When: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Address: 929 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Watch The Trailer For Disney Descendants

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Ever asked yourself what happened to the Disney Villains after the movie ends and our favorite heroes get their happily ever after? Well, wonder no more. According to Disney Descendants, an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, they were banished to the Isle of the Lost where they raised their children without magic, but with a healthy amount of mischief.

Add Ben, (Belle and Beast’s son) convincing his dad to let the Villain Kids go to school with all the children of heroes and royalty at Auradon Prep! Of course, the villains see this at their chance at redemption, and the Descendants see it as a chance to make their parents proud, but as the trailer tells us, high school is complicated.

Disney Descendants is directed by Kenny Ortega (of High School Musical and Newsies fame), and stars Dove Cameron as Mal (Maleficent’s daughter), Booboo Stewart as Jay (Jafar’s son), Cameron Boyce as Carlos (Cruella de Vil’s son), Sofia Carson as Evie (Evil Queen’s daughter), Kristen Chenoweth as Maleficent herself, and Kathy Najimy as Evil Queen.

Disney Descendants airs on Disney Channel this summer!

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Batman: Facts And Stats From The Classic TV Show By Joe Desris

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KA-POW! BOFF! ZAP! This action-packed compendium is the perfect introduction and guide to the beloved 1960s Batman TV series. The dynamic duo, the colorful villains, the gadgets, that theme tune — it’s all here! Filled with fascinating facts, statistics and quotes, this fun-filled 80 page paperback Bat-book is loaded with great photos. The ideal gift for all Bat-fans!

Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show ($15) by Joe Desris will be released on September 1, 2015.

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Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series By Robert Garcia

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Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series by Robert Garcia is the definitive book for all fans of the popular Sixties show. Presented in a lavish 256 page hardcover edition, the book features classic images, rare stills, photography and production art and serves as the ultimate tribute for fans of the series.

Now at long last, collectors and Bat-fans alike can indulge in a detailed and in-depth look at the show that inspired generations.

In the late 1960s the iconic comic book character Batman was given his very own live action TV series featuring Adam West in the lead role as the Caped Crusader, Burt Ward as his trusty sidekick Robin, Cesar Romero as the insanely villainous Joker, and Burgess Meredith as the tyrannical Penguin. During its two years on air, the show compiled 120 episodes and a tie-in feature film. The series had a tremendous cultural impact and continues to resonate to this day. Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series is a remarkably detailed and lavishly presented coffee table book that features all the legendary heroes and villains of the show in all their timeless glory, such as The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, and The Riddler.

The book will be released on October 27, 2015.

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Nostalgia: An Evening with Annie Lennox CD + DVD To be Released On May 4, 2015

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Nostalgia: An Evening with Annie Lennox  CD +DVD is scheduled for release on on May 4, 2015.

Shot on January 28, 2015 by director Natalie Johns (Morrissey) at Los Angeles’ art deco Orpheum Theatre, the film captures one of music’s most popular and acclaimed artists in her only full concert performance of the songs from Nostalgia.

Fronting a 19-piece band – including string and horn sections – and unveiling striking lighting and production elements created especially for this special evening, Lennox demonstrates her distinctive vocal and performance talents on an array of American standards, ranging from “Summertime,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “Strange Fruit” and “God Bless The Child” to one of rock’n’roll’s most enduring classics, “I Put A Spell On You.” In addition to its inclusion in the deluxe package, the film can also be purchased on its own in DVD, Blu-ray and digital long form formats at all music retailers and streaming partners.

As she does on her Nostalgia album that spawned this one-of-a-kind concert, the singular approach Lennox brings to these classics enables them to resonate for a 21st Century audience. The artist concludes her extraordinary show with a four-song selection of her own hits performed solo at the piano, including “Here Comes The Rain Again,” “No More I Love You’s,” “Why” and “Sweet Dreams.”

This CD/DVD release provides a truly unique studio and live concert performance that music fans the world over can now experience for themselves.

Track Listing

1. Intro
2. Memphis In June
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. I Put A Spell On You
5. Summertime
6. I Cover The Waterfront
7. Strange Fruit
8. God Bless The Child
9. You Belong To Me
10. September In The Rain
11. I Can Dream, Can’t I?
12. The Nearness Of You
13. Mood Indigo
14. Here Comes The Rain Again
15. No More I Love You’s
16. Why
17. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

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DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products & Mattel Launch DC Super Hero Girls

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Beginning in Fall 2015, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel join forces to launch DC Super Hero Girls, an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, DC Super Hero Girls will play out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world.

Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics’ icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

The initial launch of DC Super Hero Girls in Fall 2015 will include an immersive digital experience, original digital content and digital publishing—providing opportunities for girls to interact with characters, learn about the storylines, and engage in customizable play. TV specials, made-for-videos, toys, apparel, books and other product categories will begin to rollout in 2016.

As master toy licensee, Mattel is collaborating with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on DC Super Hero Girls’ narrative creation, interactive digital activations and ultimately a toy line launching in 2016.

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