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AV Club FilmsApr 25, 2018
The Handmaid's Tale returns with a shock to the system
And you shall obey his word, and the word of his servants here on earth.

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Playbill NewsApr 25, 2018
Nominees Announced for 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards
Jo Bonney, André De Shields, David Rabe, and Mary Testa will receive Legend of Off Broadway Awards.

Yahoo! TVApr 25, 2018
'Handmaid's Tale' season 2 is scarier than Trump year 1
If you thought the first season was unrelentingly grim, you're going to love the Hulu drama's return.


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VultureApr 25, 2018
How Many Marvel Movies Do I Have to See Before Infinity War?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ten years old, but in that span it's already given us an astounding 18 films. (For comparison's sake, the James Bond series needed 35 years to approach a similar number.) The 19th, Avengers: Infinity War, arrives this Friday as the grand culmination of years of ... More »


BBC Entertainment & ArtsApr 25, 2018
Critics hail 'bedazzling' Avengers: Infinity War
Reviews for Marvel's superhero get-together applaud its ambition, though not every critic is a fan.

AV Club FilmsApr 25, 2018
On The Late Show, Hank Azaria says recasting Apu "seems like the right thing to do"
Midway through a interview largely given over to the ongoing discussion about the problematic nature of his 29-year run as Springfield's most prominent South Asian character voiced by a white guy, Hank Azaria told Stephen Colbert that he was just as unpleasantly surprised by The Simpsons' recent, defensively…

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Billboard Music NewsApr 25, 2018
Hank Azaria Says He'd Be Willing to 'Step Aside' From 'Simpsons' Apu Role Following Controversy
Hank Azaria dropped by the Late Show on Tuesday night (Apr. 24)  to promote the new season of his IFC comedy Brockmire, and also address the...

Billboard Music NewsApr 25, 2018
Judge Genece Brinkley Will Not Step Down From Meek Mill Case: Report
On Tuesday (April 24), Meek Mill finally became a free man after serving five months in prison for probation violations. But despite this news, Meek...

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Meek Mill Rings Bell at Sixers Game in Most Philadelphia Moment Since the Cheesesteak Scene in Creed (Vulture)
Meek Mill released from prison after 'nightmare' five months (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

NYTimes ArtsApr 25, 2018
The Bill Cosby Criminal Case: A Timeline
More than 15 years after he met the woman who would accuse him of sexual assault, Mr. Cosby's fate is again in the hands of a Pennsylvania jury.

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Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Retrial Jury to Deliberate After Comedian Painted as Predator, Victim (Billboard Music News)

The A.V. Club - MusicApr 25, 2018
Finally Get Yourself (or Your Mom) An Instant Pot - Three Different Models Are On Sale Today
If you don't own a pressure cooker, today's a great day to fix that. The newest, pint-sized 3 qt. Instant Pot Mini wants a permanent home on your kitchen counter, and it's down to $56 in today's Amazon Gold Box, the best price of the year.


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BBC Entertainment & ArtsApr 25, 2018
Simpsons Apu actor 'willing to step aside' from role
The actor told Stephen Colbert it felt "the right thing do" amid racial stereotyping claims.

Reuters EntertainmentApr 25, 2018
Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial goes to the jury
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women was due to begin deliberations on Wednesday to decide whether to convict comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault, attempting to reach a verdict where a previous jury was hopelessly deadlocked.

Playbill NewsApr 25, 2018
Why You Don't Need to Understand Every Word of Broadway's Travesties
Tom Stoppard and the company of his latest revival explain how to take in the language on the opening night red carpet.

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Billboard Music NewsApr 25, 2018
Father John Misty Covers Lana Del Rey's 'Ride' at ASCAP Pop Music Awards: Watch
Father John Misty loves Lana Del Rey. He affirmed his admiration for the sultry songstress by not only presenting her with the Global Impact ...

Yahoo! BooksApr 25, 2018
Armenia's leader quits amid protests, saying 'I was wrong'
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned Monday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet republic.


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Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message' (Yahoo! Books)

Billboard Music NewsApr 25, 2018
Grace VanderWaal Soars with Empowering 'Clearly' Performance on 'The Late Show': Watch
Grace VanderWaal brought her infectiously sunshiney attitude to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night (Apr. 24). The singer-...

The A.V. Club - FilmApr 25, 2018
Welcome back to the dystopian nightmare of The Handmaid's Tale
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, April 25. All times are Eastern. 


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The A.V. Club - MusicApr 25, 2018
Hank Azaria says making this season of Brockmire was more challenging than the first
IFC's Brockmire, in which Hank Azaria stars as the eponymous, disgraced baseball announcer, returns today for another season of alcoholism, drug-using, and probably more meltdowns. In the video above, Azaria prepares us for the upcoming season, saying it's not all going to be fun and games.

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NYTimes ArtsApr 25, 2018
5 ‘Schoolhouse Rock!' Songs From Bob Dorough We'll Never Forget
The jazz musician was best known for his irresistible educational songs, which packed math and civics lessons into funky earworms.

Yahoo! BooksApr 25, 2018
Senators Cancel Confirmation Hearings For Trump's VA Pick
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The A.V. Club - MusicApr 25, 2018
The shitty Avengers: 15 movie superheroes not ready for franchising
Minting a successful superhero franchise out of a preexisting comic book is easy (despite what Green Lantern might suggest). It's far more notable to create an entirely new superhero who can contend on a Marvel scale—which is why no one's done it. Rather, film history is littered with one-off adventures from new…

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NYTimes ArtsApr 25, 2018
Nonfiction: A Professional Troublemaker's Guide for Young Activists
With her memoir, "Make Trouble," Cecile Richards — the outgoing president of Planned Parenthood — has written a blueprint for effecting change.

The A.V. Club - TVApr 25, 2018
In this week's Savage Love: Crushed
I'm a straight male in my 30s. I've been with my wife for 12 years. I have had several affairs. Not one-night-stand scenarios, but longer-term connections. I didn't pursue any of these relationships. Instead, women who knew I was in an "exclusive" relationship have approached me. These have included what turned into a…

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Yahoo! BooksApr 25, 2018
President Trump's Pick to Lead the VA Hit With Claims of Inappropriate Behavior and Over-Prescription of Drugs
The hearing for Ronny Jackson was postponed amid late-surfacing allegations


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The A.V. Club - MusicApr 24, 2018
It's all about Syd as Legion slows down for a life lesson in hard knocks
"Do you know what love is? It's a hot bath. What happens to things when you leave them in a bath for too long? They get soft, fall apart."

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NYTimes ArtsApr 24, 2018
‘Avengers: Infinity War': It's Marvel's Universe. We Just Live in It.
Infinity? Come on. It's not even three hours! But there is enough time to get a hunky-Chris showdown (Pratt vs. Hemsworth vs. Evans).

Billboard Music NewsApr 24, 2018
Christian Nodal Reveals How He Would Celebrate Winning Best New Artist at Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch
Backstage during Billboard Latin Music Week 2018, Mexican singer-songwriter Christian Nodal discussed his nomination for best new artist and how he...

The A.V. Club - MusicApr 24, 2018
Meek Mill has been released from jail
CBS News reports that rapper Meek Mill was released on unsecured bail this afternoon, following a high-profile campaign to have him freed from prison in the wake of a recent parole violation. Although he's been in jail on-and-off ever since he turned 18—often on similar parole violations stemming from a gun charge…

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The A.V. Club - MusicApr 24, 2018
Amazon wants more Jack Ryan, three months before the show even premieres
Now that it's got Blockbuster Horror Director Jon Krasinski on the hook for its upcoming Jack Ryan TV show—and not just boring old regular The Office star John Krasinski, like it used to—Amazon's making damn sure not to let him get away. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service announced today that it's…

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TV by the NumbersApr 24, 2018
Monday cable ratings: ‘WWE Raw' dips, ‘The Terror' ticks up
Same as last week, it was TNT's continued coverage of…

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Billboard Music NewsApr 24, 2018
Digital Network HALLYPOP Celebrating K-Pop & Asian Music Launching This Summer: Exclusive
K-pop is getting one step closer to its overseas audiences with the forthcoming high-definition network HALLYPOP. Billboard can...

TV by the NumbersApr 24, 2018
TV Ratings Monday: ‘The Voice' falls into near-dead heat with ‘American Idol'
Broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Monday, April 23,…

VultureApr 24, 2018
The Path Comes to An End on Hulu After 3 Seasons

After three seasons, Hulu is canceling its original series The Path, reports Deadline. The show starred Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan as a married couple deeply invested in a religious cult. They followed a complicated belief system that seemed like a combination of elements from many ancient religions that had ... More »


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Hulu steps off of The Path after 3 seasons (AV Club Films)

The A.V. Club - TVApr 24, 2018
R.I.P. Bob Dorough, composer of "Conjunction Junction" and other Schoolhouse Rock! favorites
Bob Dorough, the veteran jazz performer who helped define the sound and style of educational animation mainstay Schoolhouse Rock!, has died. The author of such tunes as "Three Is A Magic Number" and "Conjunction Junction," Dorough served as musical director for the long-running series of interstitial shorts, helping…

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The A.V. Club - MusicApr 24, 2018
New Girl thrives in new situations by drawing on its past
"Ruth's gonna do what Ruth's gonna do."

Last week, I described Cece and Schmidt's daughter as more of an adorable plot device than a full-fledged character, and as charming as Danielle and Rhiannon Rockoff's performances as Ruth have been, I would have been perfectly happy for her to continue as a li'l cutie pie…

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AV Club FilmsApr 24, 2018
The 100 burns it all down in a bold, compelling season premiere
At the end of last season, with a renewal already in hand, The 100 gave itself the best possibility to start over. After four seasons of fending off violence at every turn, The 100 allowed itself to jump ahead in time and truly shake things up. Clarke was given her moment of heroism, one that felt true to the…

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AV Club FilmsApr 24, 2018
Splinter Everything Melania Trump Has Done for the Past 24 Hours Has Been Nuts | Adequate Man Do You
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Movies.com Movie NewsApr 24, 2018
Watch Tom Hardy in New 'Venom' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
Update #2: A new, full-length Venom trailer showcases Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. He's a crusading reporter who is not afraid to ask tough questions. Thanks to a whistleblower (Jenny Slate), Eddie hears about some nefarious plans by the mysterious Life Foundation, led by Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). His investigation leads to him being taken over by an alien symbiote. Soon he's taking direct, spectacular action against the bad guys and talking to himself on the streets of San Francisco. Michelle Williams also stars. Watch the new trailer and then check out everything else we know about the movie below.  (Previously-published article follows.)  Update #1: The first, intense teaser for Venom, starring Tom Hardy, has now arrived. Hardy plays the Marvel comic...
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NYTimes ArtsApr 24, 2018
Books of The Times: In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle
Jacqueline Rose's "Mothers," one of many new books about the subject, is a sort of Rosetta Stone that examines the particular mix of fascination and dread that mothers engender.

NYTimes ArtsApr 24, 2018
In ‘Venom' Trailer, Tom Hardy Gets a Back Story
Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Michelle Williams also appear in the new preview for the film.
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