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'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro on if he'll bake again after injury: 'Only time will tell'

"Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro is giving fans a health update after suffering a gruesome hand injury earlier this year.Though Valastro said he's "not ready to be on the sidelines yet," he added his future as a baker is uncertain.'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro's gruesome hand impaling detailed in upcoming TLC special"I actually went for the first time with a camera crew last week," he said."Unable to remove his hand, he can see a 1 (inch) metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger."'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro's hand impaled during 'terrible accident' at home bowling alley read more...

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'Black Panther' star Michael B. Jordan is People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2020

Michael B. Jordan is People's Sexiest Man Alive."I feel like put it out in the universe and the universe said, 'Yes, that is correct.'Earlier in the day, Dan Levy the actor-writer-producer-director behind the Emmy-winning sitcom "Schitt's Creek" celebrated another impressive line to his resume when he made the list."This form of sexy is a niche market, but I appreciate that you're recognizing it," the "Schitt's Creek" co-creator and star joked in a video interview for the magazine.'Schitt's Creek' star Dan Levy calls out Comedy Central India for 'censorship of gay intimacy''Schitt's Creek' set seven-Emmy record because the comedy is simply the best read more...

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'Black Panther 2' won't include CGI Chadwick Boseman, producer says: 'There's only one Chadwick'

"There's only one Chadwick, and he's not with us," Alonso said.Alonso praised Boseman for his impactful work during his lifetime.RIP:'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43"As a character, what he did elevated us as a company.A Marvel Studios rep declined to comment."It seems to me that our films are films for theatrical distribution," she said. read more...

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'Big Sky' takes a deadly detour into the dark side of the heartland

Here, the prolific writer is again working from a book, this time C.J.The story focuses on a pair of teenage sisters who get kidnapped in rural Montana, gradually peeling back layers to reveal a menacing, hidden underbelly of the heartland.The three get drawn into the larger plot when the teens -- on a road trip to visit the Hoyts' son -- are snatched by a predator.File that sequence under the heading of "Teenagers do dumb things in movies and TV," violating rules about strange truck drivers and turning off the main highway onto lonely back roads.The whole thing has an unfortunate, slightly uncomfortable slasher-movie vibe. read more...

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'Big Sky' spoilers! Ryan Phillippe reacts to season premiere's huge twist: 'I'm going to get backlash'

ABC's only new fall drama, "Big Sky," launched with a bang Tuesday, leaving one of its main characters with a bullet in their head.I'm going to get backlash from my fans," Phillippe says with a laugh.That's going to create even more tension and commitment from the audience to lean in and really focus on what's happening."And despite his untimely demise, Phillippe teases that Cody will return in flashbacks throughout the 10-episode first season.Plus, "the murder is pretty well covered up, so it's going to take them a little while to find out. read more...

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'Between the World and Me' turns Ta-Nehisi Coates' book into a powerful special

(CNN) Haunting and poetic, "Between the World and Me" translates Ta-Nehisi Coates' book and the subsequent stage presentation into an HBO special that loses none of its power, a feat made all the more remarkable by its production amid the coronavirus outbreak.Weaving in news footage with stars reading Coates' words, this version of the writer's reflections to his 15-year-old son will likely be played and replayed for years to come.Directed by Kamilah Forbes -- who brought Coates' book to the Apollo Theater -- the special incorporates news footage old and new, from Muhammad Ali speaking to dash-cam video of police abusing African-American drivers.Coates speaks of the "cosmic injustice" of the Black experience, and tells his child, "You do not have the privilege of living in ignorance" -- a warning that possess additional clout with Oprah presenting it.Oprah Winfrey in the HBO special 'Between the World and Me.' read more...

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'Belushi': The biggest revelations about Carrie Fisher, 'SNL' from new John Belushi documentary

We all know John Belushi, the comedian."He was pretty bright, well-read and really politically motivated as a young man," his widow, Judy Belushi Pisano, tells USA TODAY.Here's what else we learned about him from the documentary, directed by R.J. Cutler ("The War Room"), which features never-before-heard interviews.He had tempestuous relationships with Lorne Michaels, 'SNL' castmatesBelushi created indelible characters during his four-season tenure on "Saturday Night Live," including the belligerent Samurai Futaba and "cheeburger"-peddling Pete Dionasopoulos."There was a lot of conflict at its core, because you had two visionaries who met at the birth of 'Saturday Night Live.' read more...

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'Belushi' explores the comic's career through those who knew him best

(CNN) Culled from an extraordinary collection of audiotaped interviews, "Belushi" turns out to be a lot more than just another look at a star who succumbed to drug abuse, but rather a celebration of John Belushi's talent -- and an era -- as recalled by those who knew him best.R.J. Cutler's documentary has its melancholy moments, but from the opening glimpse of Belushi's "Saturday Night Live" audition video, it surely won't give you the blues.Not surprisingly, the best portion centers on Belushi breaking into the comedy world through National Lampoon and Second City, coming up with an extraordinary collection of talent that eventually found a home on "Saturday Night Live" in the mid-1970s.Even then, Belushi was already difficult, as series patriarch Lorne Michaels remembers, flatly stating his distaste for television, and subsequently chafing about Chevy Chase emerging as the program's first star.Belushi ascended to the "alpha" role when Chase left, but his early brushes with stardom only heightened an awareness of his excesses when it came to drug abuse. read more...

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'B Positive' earns mildly passing grades as odd-couple sitcoms go

(CNN) The latest series from sitcom maestro Chuck Lorre, "B Positive," owes debts to two of his earlier hits: "Dharma & Greg" and "The Big Bang Theory."Yet this conventional sitcom benefits most from its casting, pairing "Silicon Valley's" Thomas Middleditch and Annaleigh Ashford as the mismatched duo united by the former's need for a kidney.That predicament was a personal one to series creator Marco Pennette, a transplant recipient, which explains the origins of a concept that's sort of the opposite of "meet-cute."The two run into each other at a wedding, not long after Middleditch's Drew has learned that he's going to need a transplant.That bodes reasonably well for "B Positive" at least getting sampled, and viewers might be eager for a comedic distraction after days of election drama, which doesn't mean they'll be inclined to stick around. read more...

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'Ammonite' review: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in a period love story

(CNN) "Ammonite" joins a long list of forbidden love stories, yielding a movie presented in washed-out tones, which shines principally thanks to Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.The result is a slow-moving, somewhat predictable but finally effective period romance that primarily serves as an old-fashioned testament to star power.Set in the 1840s, the film features Winslet as Mary Anning, an accomplished fossil hunter who plies her trade along the English coastline, selling her discoveries to tourists.The performances, however, elevate the material, as Winslet and Ronan each convey grappling with different kinds of trauma without speaking about what ails them.When they finally do connect -- after what feels like a too-long buildup -- those scenes are raw and passionate. read more...

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