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Zac Efron’s ‘Baywatch’ Character Is Basically Ryan Lochte (Exclusive)

(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you don’t want to know who Zac Efron plays in next summer’s “Baywatch.”) Did Paramount’s big-screen “Baywatch” reboot presciently anticipate the Ryan Lochte scandal? According to an individual with knowledge of the production, Zac Efron‘s character, Matt Brody, is a former U.S. Olympic swimmer, two-time gold medalist and…

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Read Gene Wilder’s Heartbreaking Essay About Wife Gilda Radner’s Death

Gene Wilder’s final theatrical movie role came in 1991, but the end of his career on the big screen coincided with the start of another project he was passionate about: promoting cancer awareness. No where was his passion for fighting cancer more apparent than in his 1991 guest column for People Magazine, in which he…

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Beyonce Ripped by Rudy Giuliani: ‘I Saved More Black Lives’ Than Her (Video)

Former New York mayor Giuliani ripped into the “Lemonade” singer on Monday, after Beyonce delivered a police brutality-themed performance at the Video Music Awards on Sunday. During an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” Giuliani declared that he had “saved more black lives” than the singer. “Her dancers were circling around her and one…

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Why ‘Warcraft 2’ May Never Play in US Theaters

Normally, a movie with a $160 million production budget that makes $47 million at the domestic box office doesn’t get a sequel. But June’s “Warcraft” was not a normal movie, and its likely sequel won’t be, either. In fact, it could be the first English-language movie from an American production company that will get a…

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Skip Bayless Reveals Why ESPN Almost Canceled ‘First Take’

Skip Bayless is finished with his “First Take” tenure and gone from ESPN altogether, but Fox Sports 1’s newest host recently revealed to TheWrap that his old show nearly ended for good long before his departure from the Worldwide Leader in June. Naturally, it was an infamous tussle with a famous football player that nearly brought the whole franchise…

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Why Gene Wilder Doesn’t Have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Amid the outpouring of grief over the death of Gene Wilder on Monday, one location stayed oddly quiet: the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, where there is no star bearing the name of the late “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” leading man. But that’s not because he doesn’t deserve one. “I so…

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Remembering Gene Wilder’s Best Performance: The Delightful, Devilish Willy Wonka

“What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?” That’s the sort of getting-to-know-you question that gets lobbed at movie buffs with some regularity, and I always answer without hesitation that it was “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Yes, in the original run. I was 4 in 1971. My gray hairs didn’t just…

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Sturgill Simpson Trashes Academy of Country Music Over Merle Haggard Award

Sturgill Simpson thinks Merle Haggard was a legend. And he’s infuriated that the Academy of Country Music has named an award after him. “In Bloom” singer Simpson savaged the Academy of Country Music on Monday, tearing into the academy for its creation of the ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award. As Simpson sees it, the academy…

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Anthony Weiner Scandal: Is Sexting an Addiction?

It’s easy to laugh at Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal. The former New York Congressman — who resigned in disgrace in 2011 after sending explicit pictures of himself to women he met online — is now bracing for a new wave of late-night TV jokes and snarky tabloid headlines. But mental health experts say Weiner’s self-destructive pattern could be a sign…

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Remembering Gene Wilder: Let’s not forget about his TV legacy

Gene Wilder, legendary actor and star of films like “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Wilder was 83. While his impact on the world of film is simply unforgettable, littered with iconic roles, it’s important to remember Wilder also made quite an impression on…

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NBC’s ‘Grimm’ to End With Season 6

The upcoming sixth season of NBC’s “Grimm” will be its last, the network announced Monday. The 13 episode season will premiere Friday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. Leading into the final season, Nick (David Giuntoli) faced a familiar foe in Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). As Mayer of Portland, Renard is poised to bring rise to…

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Fox News Fires Back at ‘Opportunist’ Andrea Tantaros in Court Papers

Fox News and four executives named in a sexual harassment lawsuit that anchor Andrea Tantaros filed on August 22 have shot back in new court papers, in which they seek arbitration and call Tantaros “not a victim” but “an opportunist.” TheWrap has obtained the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration, which Fox News, newly named co-president…