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Villains Are Rising In The New Gotham Trailer

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FOX has released the new Gotham trailer for Season Two.

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart Jones, and John Doman. Newcomers for the second season include Natalie Alyn Lind, Jessica Lucas, James Frain, and Michael Chiklis.

Gotham will return to FOX on Monday, September 21, 2015.

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Who Are The First Guests On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert?

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When The Late Show With Stephen Colbert premieres in two weeks, the host will bring in a slate of movie stars, politicians, and tech CEOs in its first week—a diverse lineup that echoes the type of guests he used to bring on The Colbert Report. CBS announced Colbert’s the list of guests Monday morning with the following:

September 8:
George Clooney, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush
Musical performance: Jon Batiste and Stay Human

September 9:
Scarlett Johansson, SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk
Musical performance: Kendrick Lamar

September 10:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
Musical performance: Toby Keith

September 11:
Amy Schumer, Stephen King
Musical performance: Troubled Waters

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert premieres September 8, 2015 on CBS.

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Yvonne Craig, TV’s Batgirl of The 1960s, Dies At 78

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Yvonne Craig, the sexy actress who originated the role as the high-kicking crime fighter Batgirl on the iconic 1960s ABC series Batman, has died. She was 78.

A former ballerina, Craig died Monday night at her home in Pacific Palisades, her nephew, Christopher Carson, announced. The cause was breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver, he said.

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Craig also was known for playing Marta, an insane green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk (William Shatner), in a 1969, third-season Star Trek episode, “Whom Gods Destroy.”

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Craig joined Batman for its third season and final season (1967-68) as Batgirl/librarian Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton).

Batman producer William Dozier, for whom she had done an unsold sitcom pilot years earlier, called and asked her if she would come in for an interview, she once recalled.

“When I got there, he said, ‘We’re thinking of adding a new character to the Batman series — Batgirl. Would you be interested in doing it?’ I said, ‘Very!’ ”

Craig said they put her character on the show “because they needed someone who could encourage an over-40 male audience and a prepubescent female audience. That’s the real reason why they hired me!”

Craig did all of her own stunts and all of her motorcycle riding on the show. Her leatherette-clad character accessed her sleek Batgirl Cycle from an old, unused elevator that was hidden behind a revolving wall in her apartment and led to the street below.

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On the series, only the Wayne butler Alfred (Alan Napier) knew her secret identity  — not even Batman (Adam West) or Robin (Burt Ward).

Batman was an immediate sensation when it debuted in January 1966 but ran out of steam by the time Craig joined the series for its final 26 episodes.

The dark-haired beauty, a native of Taylorville, Ill., began her theatrical career at age 17 as the youngest member of The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She traveled the U.S. and was with the troupe for three years when she was discovered by director John Ford’s son Patrick and cast for the lead in the movie The Young Land (1959).

She then starred opposite Elvis Presley in the films It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963) and Kissin’ Cousins (1964). The two dated for a spell.

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Her film résumé also included The Gene Krupa Story (1959), John Sturges’ By Love Possessed (1961), 7 Women From Hell (1961) — with future Joker villain Cesar Romero — Ski Party (1965) and Mars Needs Women (1967).

On television, she appeared on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kojak, Land of the Giants, Mod Squad, The Wild Wild West, Emergency! and many other shows.

Most recently, she provided the voice of Grandma in the 2009 cartoon series Olivia for Nickelodeon, served as executive producer for the documentary feature BIRTH and worked as a real estate broker.

Yvonne and her sister, Meridel, went into the prepaid phone card business at its inception, producing phone cards as fundraisers for many charitable organizations as well as promotional phone cards for the 1995 Paramount film Clueless — starring Alicia Silverstone, who played Batgirl in 1997’s Batman & Robin. They also did Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny cards for Warner Bros. stores, her nephew noted.

In 2000, she wrote a memoir, From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond.

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In addition to her sister and nephew, survivors include her husband, Kenneth, and another nephew, Todd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Angeles Clinic Foundation.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Limited Edition Blu-ray

AMC has announced the Limited Edition of the r Season 5 Blu-ray featuring an “asphalt” walker, one of the many unforgettable images from the season. Handsomely crafted and intricately detailed, the figurine is based on the original walker designed by award-winning SFX make-up Supervisor and Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero. The set is priced at $149.99 and will debut December 1, 2015.

Previous “Walking Dead” Limited Edition releases include the “Screwdriver Walker Head” (Season 2), the “Governor’s Walker Head Tank” (Season 3), and the “Tree Walker” (Season 4).

Bonus Features on the Blu-ray + Digital HD and DVD include:

-Audio commentaries featuring Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Tom Luse, Executive Producer/Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor /Director Greg Nicotero, Director Julius Ramsay; Actors Lauren Cohan, Chad L. Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Danai Gurira, Alana Masterson, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Norman Reedus, Christian Serratos and Steven Yuen.
-Deleted Scenes
-Inside “The Walking Dead”
-The Making of “The Walking Dead”
-The Making of Alexandria
-Beth’s Journey
-Bob’s Journey
-Noah’s Journey
-Tyreese’s Journey
-A Day in the Life of Michael Cudlitz
-A Day in the Life of Josh McDermitt
-Rotters in the Flesh

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season cast also includes Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Michael Cudlitz, Emily Kinney, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt and Andrew J. West.

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Christopher Guest’s Mascots Coming To Netflix In 2016

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Actor, writer and director Christopher Guest is exploring the wild world of direct-to-Netflix movies. Guest’s “Mascots” is set to appear on the streaming video service in 2016.

Netflix made the announcement by way of a flyer spread around on social media this week. Information is scant, but the flyer notes that “Mascots” will premiere “exclusively in 2016” as a Netflix original film.

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The flyer reads, “Welcome to all the drama, intrigue and occasional excitement of the 8th World Mascot Association Championships,” where a group of ‘unusual’ men and women, with big heads and furry suits, compete to win the prestigious Gold Fluffy Award and be crowned best mascot in the world.”

Guest is know for pioneering the “mockumentary” format of faux-documentary films through “This is Spinal Tap” (rock ‘n’ roll), “Best in Show” (dog shows), “Waiting for Guffman” (community theater) and “A Mighty Wind” (folk music).

Guest often works with the same actors across multiple films, so there’s a good chance familiar faces in the form of Michael McKean (“This is Spinal Tap,” “Better Call Saul”), Harry Shearer (“This is Spinal Tap,” “The Simpsons”), Eugene Levy (“Best in Show,” “A Mighty Wind”) and Jane Lynch (“A Mighty Wind,” “Glee”) could show up in the cast. We’ll have to wait for the details to be revealed.

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Our First Look At Jay Garrick In The Flash Season 2

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A new piece of promotional art for the upcoming season season of “The Flash” has debuted online, straight from The CW’s TCA presentation, and it features our first look at Teddy Sears (“Masters of Sex,” “Raising the Bar”) as Jay Garrick in a live-action recreation of “The Flash” issue #123.

Sears joins a growing list of new stars for the series also including Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Michael Ironside as Lewis Snart, and Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot.

“The Flash” stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West. It’s executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter and Sarah Schechter.

Following the defeat of Barry Allen’s arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), Team Flash quickly turned their attention to the singularity swirling high above Central City, which fans last saw consuming everything in its path. Armed with the heart of a hero and the ability to move at super speeds, Barry charged into the eye of the singularity, but will he actually be able to save his city from impending doom?

“The Flash” will premiere its second season on Tuesday, October 6 and 8 PM EST.

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All New Peanuts Greatest Hits by Vince Guaraldi Trio Available On July 31, 2015

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All new for 2015! Peanuts Greatest Hits features 12 of the most memorable recordings from the beloved animated Peanuts television specials, all with the sophisticated, yet accessible jazz stylings of the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

Peanuts Greatest Hits includes such favorites as the instantly recognizable ‘Linus and Lucy,’ the ‘Charlie Brown Theme’ from A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the festive ‘Christmas Is Coming’ from A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as the humorous ‘Little Birdie,’ which features vocals by Vince Guaraldi himself!

Peanuts Greatest Hits includes new liner notes by Derrick Bang, Peanuts historian and author of 2012’s Vince Guaraldi at the Piano, who proclaims that, ‘Guaraldi’s themes and the animated Peanuts gang remain a genius blend of music and image.’

Available on July 31, 2015.

Track Listing:

1. Linus and Lucy
2. Charlie Brown Theme
3. Baseball Theme
4. Oh, Good Grief
5. Happiness Is
6. Little Birdie
7. Great Pumpkin Waltz
8. Thanksgiving Theme
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
11. Skating
12. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal)

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First Poster For Gotham Season Two

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FOX has released the first official poster for “Gotham” Season Two featuring new stars James Frain and Jessica Lucas as villains Theo and Tabitha Galvan.

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

“Gotham” is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart Jones, and John Doman. Newcomers for the second season include Natalie Alyn Lind, Jessica Lucas, James Frain, and Michael Chiklis.

“Gotham” will return to FOX on Monday, September 21, 2015.

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The Flash Costume Gets An Update For Season Two

The CW has released a new image of The Flash costume that will appear in season 2.

Following a pretty epic first season finale, “The Flash” season two aims to expand the small screen DC Universe. In fact, the plan is to go even further as Gustin previously revealed that season two will explore the multiverse. There’s also quite a few guest stars in store as, just last week, we learned that Michael Ironside will appear as Lewis Snart, the father of Wenworth Miller’s Leonard Snart (aka Captain Cold) and Peyton List’s Lisa Snart (aka Golden Glider).

Teddy Sears (“Masters of Sex,” “Raising the Bar”), meanwhile, is set to play Jay Garrick, well known to comic book fans as the first DC Comics character to take on the mantle of The Flash, while Shantel VanSanten will play police officer Patty Spivot, obsessed with metahumans and partners with Jesse L. Martin’s Detective Joe West.

Based on the characters from DC Comics, “The Flash” is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns for season two on Tuesday, October 6, at 8/7c on The CW.

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Back To The Future Celebrates 30th Anniversary With AMC All-Day Marathon On July 19, 2015

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AMC is going “Back to the Future” by celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the iconic film trilogy with an all-day marathon of Back to the Future, Back to the Future II and Back to the Future III. The “Back to the Future Marathon” kicks off Sunday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT, with the most electrifying, flux-capacitor driving, clock-ticking films of all time.

Below, you can find the programming schedule for AMC’s “Back to the Future Marathon”:

Sunday July 19, 2015

“Back to the Future” at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT
Teenager Marty McFly is sent back in time to 1955, where meets his future parents in high school and accidentally becomes his mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents-to-be to fall in love, and with the help of eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Lloyd), he must find a way to return to 1985.

“Back to the Future II” at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT
McFly and Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown travel to 2015 to prevent McFly’s future son from ending up imprisoned. However, their presence allows Biff Tannen (Wilson) to steal Doc’s DeLorean time machine and travel to 1955, where he alters history by making his younger self wealthy.

“Back to the Future III” at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT
While stranded in 1955 during his time travel adventures, Marty McFly discovers that Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, trapped in 1885, was killed by Biff Tannen’s great-grandfather Buford. Marty decides to travel to 1885 to rescue Doc.

“Back to the Future” at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Encore showing.

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