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    • "The Bodyguard" had some fine performances, but its tone-deaf Islamophobia is way over the top.
    • "Dirty John" didn't show Connie Britton at her best. 
    • Nominating "The Alienist" could perhaps be a make-up nomination for snubbing far superior serial killer series "Mindhunter" in 2017.
    • Multiple nominations for outstanding actors in the same series — when it's deserved — should absolutely be a thing.

    The Golden Globe nominations always pack a few surprises, either in what's nominated or what isn't. Of particular frustration is always a show or movie with a strong ensemble cast: How do you nominate only one actor or actress when they're all fantastic?

    Here are some of the TV, limited series, and "motion picture made for television"nominations that left us with questions.

    BBC drama "Bodyguard" made a big splash on Netflix, but it promotes some extremely harmful Islamophobic stereotypes.

    Many felt that the portrayal of Muslim women as terrorists, victims, or both is cliched, exhausting, and maybe even dangerous in our current cultural climate. For that reason alone, "The Bodyguard" doesn't need to be celebrated.

    "I am exhausted by how Muslim women are continually misrepresented like this in the media. As a victim of an Islamophobic verbal attack after the 9/11 terrorist attack, I don’t appreciate depictions that can fuel Islamophobia," Tasnim Nazeer wrote in the Guardian. "There are many communities in Britain that may not have had much interaction with Muslims, or only ever hear or see Muslims on TV. I believe the media needs to be accountable in some way for the content they produce, especially when levels of anti-Muslim hate crime are soaring. Instead, we need more powerful narratives and stories that bring about a better understanding of Muslims."

    Speaking of which, if you're ever wondering if a piece of media you're watching is promoting harmful Muslim stereotypes, check it against the Riz Test, which is based on a powerful speech given by Riz Ahmed in 2017 in the UK House of Commons.



    Jason Bateman in "Ozark" did a perfectly acceptable job, but it's not exactly a standout performance.

    The single actor from "Ozark" who most deserved a nom and didn't get it is Julia Garner. Watching her character Ruth Langmore evolve over the course of the series has been an absolute revelation.

    Part of that is down to writing, but Bateman just didn't measure up. In fact, many felt that way, as the second season was plagued with mixed reviews



    Debra Messing got yet another nomination for the reboot of "Will and Grace," but it's just cruel to nominate the show again if they aren't going to ever win.

    Both Messing and the show have now been nominated 30 separate times for Golden Globes and have yet to win a single one. Debra Messing even told the LA Times that she slept in for the nominations because she didn't expect to get nominated this year.

    With the weight of all that in mind, the competition in the best actress in a musical or comedy category is fierce. Kristen Bell, Alison Brie, and Rachel Brosnahan are all considerable competition for Messing. It seems pointless to keep stringing her along unless she'll finally clinch the win. 



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    • Don't go telling Seth Gilliam that Father Gabriel is to blame for Negan's jail cell escape on "The Walking Dead."
    • During an appearance Saturday at New Jersey's Walker Stalker Con in Edison, NJ, Gilliam maintained Gabriel's innocence claiming a guard should have been watching over Negan.
    • "Father Gabriel slammed the f---ing gate shut and it locked. And there was a f---ing guard standing by," said Gilliam during a panel INSIDER attended.

    On the season nine mid-season finale of "The Walking Dead," Jesus was killed, the Whisperers were revealed, and, Negan escaped from his cell after years of being jailed. 

    It seems like Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), the last one who spoke with Negan, would be to blame, but Gilliam doesn't agree with that assessment one bit.

    "I think he'd be pissed at the guard that he left on duty when he slammed the gate — shut and locked," Gilliam said at Walker Stalker New Jersey panel in Edison, NJ Saturday afternoon when asked by a fan how Gabriel will feel once he finds out Negan is free from his holding place.

    INSIDER was on hand for the panel in which Gilliam took the stage with Pollyanna McIntosh, who played Anne/Jadis on the show until she flew off with Rick in a helicopter during season nine.

    "There was a guard on duty when Gabriel slammed the cell door, locked, who was in charge of making sure that Negan did not get out," he reiterated.

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    "No, Father Gabriel did not let Negan out on purpose," he continued, fired up, but in a humerous tone. "Father Gabriel slammed the f---ing gate shut and it locked. And there was a f---ing guard standing by. Next f---ing question."

    Mic drop.

    Gilliam has been vocal about this on social media, too. His Twitter account is locked, but for those who are able to see his tweets, he pointed out the same exact thing after the episode aired. 

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    What kind of impact will Negan's escape have on Alexandria and the rest of the survivors moving forward on "The Walking Dead"? 

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    "When we open up in the first episode back in the new season, we will find out what it is that Negan is up to," showrunner Angela Kang told INSIDER of what Negan will be up to on the rest of the season.

    "He's certainly been sick of being stuck inside that cell, both Negan and Jeffrey," Kang added. "So it was fun to kind of have him out and about and I think there's a pretty cool story to be told there that I hope that fans will enjoy who have enjoyed Negan from the start or who are kind of just enjoying seeing his evolution in the character."

    A teaser, which aired on "Talking Dead," showed Negan with a shovel heading into a home in Alexandria. We'll have to wait to see what comes of that when the show returns to AMC in February 2019.

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    • Jesus (Tom Payne) was surprisingly killed off "The Walking Dead's" season nine mid-season finale.
    • But we could see him again.
    • Saturday, at Walker Stalker Con New Jersey, Payne hinted we could see him in a flashback during the AMC series' six-year time gap.

    Jesus (Tom Payne) may have recently been killed off "The Walking Dead," but that doesn't mean we may never see him again on the show or in "TWD" universe.

    "There's a six-year time jump, in which a lot of stuff happened and there's the mysterious marks on Michonne and Daryl. All of these things which could be explained, and Jesus may have a hand in some of that," Payne said Saturday morning at New Jersey's Walker Stalker Con in Edison, NJ during a panel with "The Walking Dead" star Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron. 

    INSIDER was on hand as Payne was asked whether or not we could see Jesus resurrected or appear in some sort of flashback during the six-year time gap on the show. 

    "There's a lot of time," Payne said of the jump in time on the show.

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    But he quickly added that fans shouldn't expect to see Jesus rise from the dead anytime soon.

    "But, as far as this spot from the timeline in the show. Yeah, he dead," Payne said to laughs from the crowd.

    Read more: 'They knew I was a bit unhappy': 'The Walking Dead' star says he was frustrated and bored with his role on the show

    Marquand then chimed in with his own fan-fiction interpretation of what should happen. 

    "I'll tell you what's going to happen. I'll spoil this," joked Marquand. "So, there's a bunch of gravestones. They're basically going to dig a real quick hole, put some gravestones over him, and in three days, he's going to come back."

    If only that's how it worked. 

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    When INSIDER spoke with Payne ahead of the mid-season finale he similarly hinted that we could see Jesus pop up in that six-year time gap. That's what makes the most logical sense. 

    Showrunner Angela Kang has told us we should expect some flashbacks on the show. How else will we learn how Michonne and Daryl — and maybe others — received those mystery "X" marks on their backs? 

    "We'll find out some more about what happened during that six-year passage of time with the mystery of the "X," [and] we may see the return of a familiar character," Kang told INSIDER. Was she speaking of Payne? Maybe. "I'm excited for all of that. And we also, I'll tease, that we do something we've never done on the show before in the back-half of the season that I think fans will be into."

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    • Ross Marquand's Aaron had his arm amputated on "The Walking Dead" early on season nine.
    • At a panel during New Jersey's Walker Stalker Con on Saturday, Marquand said it was almost another character which received that fate back on season seven.
    • He didn't name anyone, but it's likely it could have been Carl or Rick Grimes.

    Aaron lost his arm early on season nine of "The Walking Dead" when his arm was crushed by a tree log. But actor Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron on the AMC zombie drama, says we could have seen a very different character meet a similar fate years ago.

    "Originally, they had been proposing that for another character in season seven," said Marquand at a Walker Stalker Con panel in Edison, NJ Saturday morning. "And then it didn't come to fruition for various reasons."

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    He first learned Aaron would lose his arm on the show back in April and it was a detail he was surprised to find out. 

    "I had a meeting with Angela, the new showrunner, and she says, 'So, we're thinking about cutting off your arm.' I was like, 'Oh, OK.' Usually, those meetings are a little vague and you get a general idea of where your character might go, nothing really that specific," said Marquand. "So when she said, 'We're thinking about cutting off your arm,' that's very specific. That's a lot of information to digest."

    Marquand first noted on an episode of "Talking Dead" earlier this season that another character nearly lost their arm instead of him. The actor didn't say who the character was or why the idea from season seven was scrapped Saturday, but we have some ideas. 

    What other characters could have lost an arm on "The Walking Dead"

    Andrew Lincoln told press in 2017 he had asked the show for years to get rid of his arm, an iconic moment that happens early on in the comics.  

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    "That is the one thing that I have been campaigning for for a long time, for them to chop my arm off,"Lincoln told press at New York Comic Con in 2017

    The main reason why it didn't happen? Lincoln said it was about money.

    "All that happens is the special effects department just starts sucking their teeth [like], 'That's gonna cost a lot of money to do,'" said Lincoln of one reason we haven't seen Rick lose his hand on the show.

    Clearly, the show found a way around that with Marquand. His character wears a giant sheath-like gauntlet over his arm that is made out of multiple materials in addition to the metal on the outside.

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    "They basically took a cast of my entire arm," said Marquand at Walker Stalker NJ. "It's like a clamshell. It unlocks on one side.. There are four different parts and it's like rubber and plastic throughout. It iitches like crazy and it's impossible to take off."

    Marquand estimated wearing the glove for as many as 10 hours at a time.

    While Lincoln campaigned to lose his arm on the show, it's likely Rick's son Carl could have lost his arm. As a reminder, Negan almost forced Rick to chop off his son's arm during season seven. That fits in with the timeline Marquand mentioned Saturday. 

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    Chandler Riggs has even said he previously thought Carl may lose his arm on the show.

    "I had no idea it wasn't going to happen," Riggs said at a Walker Stalker Con in 2017. "When I was reading the script, I was like 'Are they seriously going to cut my arm off?' I was scared to death."

    Marquand noted during the panel that every time he puts on his gear that he thinks of another TV show.

    "Every time I put it on, I think of 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead. 'Groovy' every time I put it on," Marquand said referencing Bruce Campbell's character, who also has an arm replacement with a chainsaw.

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    That would be quite useful in the zombie apocalypse. Marquand says he's not promising a chainsaw addition for Aaron's arm, but he's not ruling it out.

    "Season 10, it's gonna be great," he joked when asked if he would get a similar modification. 

    If he doesn't get the chainsaw, the actor may be more likely to grow out a longer beard as Aaron.

    When Aaron lost his arm on the show many noted that the character started to more resemble comic-book Rick Grimes because of his addition of a long beard but Marquand said the beard was his idea and something he fought for on the show.

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    "That's why I fought for the beard, too," Marquand said. "He loses so many people in the last few seasons, and I thought, 'Why would you be shaving?' You'd be letting it go. The beard's going to get longer, hopefully. I hope." 

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    • Jason Momoa hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and brought back his "Game of Thrones" character, Khal Drogo, for a hilarious skit. 
    • The "Aquaman" star appeared on talk show parody titled "Khal Drogo's Ghost Dogo," and was joined by several "SNL" cast members dressed as killed off "GoT" characters.
    • Keenan Thompson played a bloodrider, Beck Bennett portrayed Hodor, Pete Davidson appeared as the High Sparrow, and Kate McKinnon portrayed King Joffrey. 
    • Heidi Gardner played Brienne of Tarth, who hasn't been killed on the HBO series yet. 
    • Watch the video below.

     

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    • Robert De Niro appeared as Robert Mueller in the cold open for the most recent episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," which was hosted by Jason Momoa
    • In the segment, Donald Trump Jr. (played by Mikey Day) read bedtime stories to Eric Trump (played Alex Moffat) before getting interrupted by Mueller. 
    • "People say you're the worst thing that ever happened to my dad," Eric told Mueller.

    • In response, De Niro's Mueller said: "No Eric, getting elected president was the worst thing that ever happened to your dad."

    • Watch the video below. 

     

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    • Dwight (Austin Amelio) departed "The Walking Dead" on the season eight finale of the AMC zombie drama in search of his wife, Sherry.
    • During a panel at New Jersey's Walker Stalker Con Sunday afternoon INSIDER attended, Amelio said there's a chance we could see Dwight again.
    • "He's alive in the world somewhere," Amelio said of his character after the two time jumps that occurred on season nine.

    Dwight (played by Austin Amelio) departed AMC's “The Walking Dead” on the season eight finale in search of his missing wife, Sherry (Christine Evangelista). Daryl (Norman Reedus) warned the former Savior if he ever returned he would personally kill him.

    We haven’t seen Dwight since. Now that we've had two recent time jumps on "TWD" season nine, it seems like Dwight’s story may be finished for good. However, Amelio gave fans a glimmer of hope for Dwighty boy on Sunday at New Jersey’s Walker Stalker Con in Edison, New Jersey.

    "He’s not dead," said Amelio of his character surviving the time jumps during a panel with fellow ex-Savior Jayson Warner Smith, who played Gavin on the AMC series. 

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    "That’s all I can say," Amelio added with a brief chuckle. "He’s alive. He’s alive in the world somewhere."

    Amelio didn’t say whether or not his knowledge comes straight from "The Walking Dead" showrunner, Angela Kang, or if this is just his own wishful thinking.

    As for what Amelio thinks Dwight has been up to? The answer should be obvious.

    "Well, I think where he said he was going to go, to try and find his wife and just [be] a lonesome traveler on the road," said Amelio. 

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    Later during the Q&A portion of the panel, a fan asked Amelio how he would like to see himself return on the show if it was to ever happen.

    “There’s so many different ways you can go with him,” said Amelio. “There’s the comic book, there’s Sherry’s story, there’s me being with the Alexandrians. I have no idea. I have full faith in the writers. They do an awesome job, so I’m sure they’d bring me back in an incredible way.”

    Don't expect to see Dwight back anytime soon

    If Amelio does return, we’re not expecting to see Amelio on the rest of season nine. For one thing, the show killed off nearly every tie he had to the show. Carol set fire to any problematic Saviors who appeared to be left alive after the time jump. In the comics, a huge storyline for Dwight is that he takes over the Sanctuary after Negan’s jailed. With them out of the way, Dwight would need something else to do.

    INSIDER asked Amelio during the panel how Dwight would feel knowing that all of the Saviors were gone. He had a one word response.

    “Relieved,” he said.

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    One other thing holding Amelio up from returning to the show immediately may be a lawsuit with the show. AMC was sued for the wrongful death of stuntman Jon Bernecker in January. Amelio is named as a defendant in the case. He was in a scene where Bernecker was supposed to perform a stunt off of a platform in 2017. According to the lawsuit, Amelio was the only other person in the vicinity of Bernecker when the scene was filmed.

    If he were to appear again, maybe it would be on season 10. Amelio mentioned near the panel’s end that he’s filming a movie called “Holler,” starting in January.

    "It’s about a 17-year-old girl who gets caught up in the illegal scrap metal trade in Southern Ohio. It’s a really interesting script," said Amelio. "I play this guy who has an illegal scrapyard."

    While Dwight's future on the show is unknown, Amelio seems optimistic. At the panel’s end when the hosts thanked both Amelio and Warner for coming out to Walker Stalker New Jersey even though they're both off the show, Amelio chimed in to say that statement may not be accurate. 

    "We don’t know if I’m off the show," Amelio said coyly.

    The good news is that if Dwight did return, Christine Evangelista should be able to return as his wife. Her show, "The Arrangement," was canceled in May after two seasons on E!. We're ready to see Dwight back and with Sherry at his side. 

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    • If "The Walking Dead's" Enid had to choose between new flame Alden and first love Carl, actress Katelyn Nacon says she would choose Carl.
    • "If Carl was still alive, she would definitely be with Carl," Nacon told fans Sunday at New Jersey's Walker Stalker Con.
    • She later told INSIDER Enid holds onto the goodbye letter Carl wrote for her years ago. It shaped the person she became.
    • Nacon also believes that Alden's relationship may have originally been meant for another character on the AMC show.

    Enid may be with Alden (Callan McAuliffe) now on "The Walking Dead" after the show's six-year time jump, but Katelyn Nacon, who plays the character on the AMC zombie drama, says Enid's heart will always belong to Carl (Chandler Riggs).

    During a rapid-fire series of questions at a New Jersey Walker Stalker Con panel with her old co-star Riggs, Nacon was asked to choose between her first love, Carl, or new flame, Alden. 

    "You better answer right, Enid, or I'm walking off this stage," said Riggs.

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    "I don't know," said Nacon before making a decision. "No, I would say Carl."

    The answer received a lot of cheers and applause from the crowd. Nacon explained her choice, and it wasn't just because Riggs was sitting right beside her.

    "If Carl was still alive, she would definitely be with Carl," she added. "Nothing against Alden."

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    Nacon noted that Carl also helped her through a lot to cope with the death of her parents and moving on. Then there's the goodbye letter Carl wrote for Enid. Nacon hinted to the crowd in Edison, New Jersey that we may finally find out what it said.

    "Well, you might just have to watch the show," Nacon said when a fan asked what Carl's letter to Enid says. Not even Chandler Riggs himself knows. He told press he didn't know what any of the letters said because he filmed with blank sheets of paper on which he jotted random notes

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    Nacon later told INSIDER Sunday at Walker Stalker Con New Jersey a little bit more about that letter, which Enid holds onto. 

    "Carl's letter, I know was really important to her and I think it really affected the person that she is now, today, that we see after the time jump and everything," Nacon told INSIDER of Carl's lasting effect on Enid. "I think it shaped her to what she is. I think Glenn and Carl were two of the most influential people in her life at that time. She was going through a really rough patch, lost her parents, and didn't know how to really cope with any of that. She's 15, 16. It's a lot for a child to kind of take in and be on your own for so long."

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    "It took her more than six years to get over Carl," she added of finally being able to move on with someone else. 

    And while she enjoys her relationship with Alden, she thought he was probably supposed to wind up with someone else originally. 

    "I don't know if they were trying to do the Alden and Maggie romance and then that didn't work out," Nacon told INSIDER of Alden being a potential love interest for Lauren Cohan's character who recently departed the show, at least for now

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    In the comics, Maggie eventually starts a relationship with a man named Dante years after Glenn's death. Some fans thought Alden was a substitute for that character from the comics. Nacon said while speaking with McAuliffe that he believed Alden had some parallels to Dante. 

    "I don't know what their plan was," Nacon said of the show's plan for a potential Alden/Maggie relationship. "It doesn't matter now because now he's [Alden] with me. Sorry, Maggie, and sorry, Henry."

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    We'll have more from our conversation with Nacon throughout the week.

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    • On Sunday's "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Kim Kardashian met with President Donald Trump. 
    • She also found out about Kanye West's controversial comments on "TMZ Live."
    • Khloe adjusted to being a working mom. 

    Sunday night's season finale of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" was a big episode for the whole family. Between Kim Kardashian's meeting with the president to help free Alice Johnson, Khloe going back to work after True's birth, and Kanye West's outburst on TMZ, the season went out with a bang.

    Here's what you might have missed on "KUWTK":

    Khloe shared her anxiety about being a working mom

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    It was time for Khloe to go back to work since big things were happening with her fashion line, Good American, but that meant leaving True for the first time since she was born, which Khloe said made her very anxious.

    But what cheered her up? Pierre, the mime who Khloe hired to surprise Kris last season, showed up at her hotel and they spent the night together out on the town, which Khloe said was "hilarious."

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    Viewers saw the aftermath of Kanye's TMZ appearance 

    Back in May, Kanye West stirred up controversy in the TMZ newsroom when he said that slavery was a "choice," and now, "KUWTK" is giving fans a look at what was going on behind the scenes. It turns out that when Kanye was filming his TMZ Live segment, Kim was filming her talking head for KUWTK and footage showed him calling her to let her know he was going on.

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    Kim also asked Kris to skip her scheduled appearance at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" because they didn't want her to talk about Kanye.

    "It's really my job to be there to support Kanye and be somebody in his life that offers love and support and not criticism," Kris said.

    Later, Kim said that when she saw the clip, she started crying and rushed home, but Kanye said he felt "powerful" and was totally fine.

    "He loves being ramped up," she said. "He’s like, ‘I feel powerful when I’m ramped up, like, I don’t want to be, like, so suppressed. Like, yeah, I say crazy s---, but I’ve always said crazy s---. But that’s why I’m Kanye.'"

    She joined him at the listening party for his new album in Wyoming, although she emphasized that Kanye "likes to speak for himself."

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    "I always know what Kanye's intentions are and what he's trying to say, but I also know that they're gonna write a headline and people are going to assume that that's exactly what you meant," Kim said. "That, as a wife, is just really frustrating to see, the media take everything and run with it."

    But Kim said that at then end of the day, they don't always have to agree, but she'll always support him and wants to help him communicate better. 

    "I obviously support him, and will always, but he likes to speak for himself and I like to speak for myself. You know, as his wife, I just have to express how I feel and have those private conversations with him and just help him better communicate what he really means to say," she said. 

    Kim shared her journey to help Alice Johnson

    Kim is on a mission to help Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who spent more than 20 years in prison on a life sentence on nonviolent drug charges. Unfortunately, the only person who could grant her clemency was President Donald Trump, which meant that Kim needed to ask for his help — and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were able to set up a meeting.

    "It's just tricky because they've asked me to go and talk to Trump about why Alice should get out, and I've been so straight with Jared that I have different views," Kim told Kourtney. "I was at Hillary fundraisers. So this might not be a popular opinion but I'll talk to whoever I have to talk to to get the job done."

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    But then, Trump canceled the meeting on her, because the White House wanted a thousand letters in support of Alice, which was frustrating for Kim. But while she was getting ready for the Met Gala, Jared called her to set up another meeting.

    During the meeting, Kim wore Jackie Kennedy's watch and Trump apparently talked about how much he loved Kanye, as well as Khloe's appearance on "Celebrity Apprentice." 

    After the meeting, Kim left feeling positive, and while she was at a photo shoot, she got the good news that Alice had been granted clemency — and she held back tears on the phone with her while she delivered that news to Alice herself. A few days later, she even got to meet Alice and her family in person.

    "I am so grateful that we are giving someone their life back and giving them a second chance and I'm just so happy for Alice," she said.

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    • Every week, we put together a list of three great shows you should watch.
    • This week, we recommend new holiday episodes Netflix's baking competition, "Nailed It!," and the feel-good Netflix original comedy, "The Kominsky Method."

    Stuck on what to watch? Look no further.

    December is all about the holidays, so Netflix is filled with some fun holiday specials and episodes instead of big new shows, which gives you time to catch up on things you might have missed. And we're here to give you some recommendations, because we know how daunting finding something to watch on Netflix can be. 

    Every week, we select three shows you should watch on Netflix. We pick shows you can finish in a day, and some you can just get started on binge-watching. We mix shows that have recently come onto the streaming service with some old favorites you might have missed.

    From new holiday episodes of Netflix's baking competition "Nailed It!" and the feel good comedy "The Kominsky Method," here's what we recommend you watch this week:

     

    "Nailed It! Holiday!"

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    Seasons: 1

    Episodes: 7

    Have you ever wondered how well you'd do on "The Great British Baking Show"? Netflix's hilarious reality competition series "Nailed It!" answers this question, and the answer is "not very well at all." On the brand new holiday episodes of "Nailed it!," three amateur bakers have to attempt a complex holiday bake. They never turn out well, and it's hilarious.

    "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

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    Seasons: 3

    Episodes: 44

    "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" combines the delightful comedic spirit of a show like "30 Rock" with clever musical satire, all while being a poignant study on mental health and relationships. All three seasons are incredible examinations of how the mind works and are deeply funny.

    "The Kominsky Method"

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    Seasons: 1

    Episodes: 8

    "The Kominsky Method" pulls off two things that rarely go right: comedy about aging, and comedy about the entertainment industry. The show is actually funny for people of all ages, and it has a lot of heart. And it's only eight episodes, so you can burn through it quickly. 

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    • Matt Lauer has given up on a "comeback,"according to People.
    • Lauer was fired from NBC's "Today" show in November 2017 after alleged sexual misconduct, but was reportedly planning to return to TV after finalizing his divorce.
    • He's since reportedly given up on those plans and has resigned himself to a relatively isolated life.

    A year after he was fired from NBC's "Today" show, disgraced anchor Matt Lauer has given up on a "comeback" and decided to slink out of the spotlight, according to People.

    Lauer was fired from NBC in November 2017 after reports of alleged sexual misconduct. Soon afterwards, his wife, Annette Roque, filed for divorce. (Lauer has denied the misconduct allegations.)

    As divorce negotiations went through the summer, Lauer was reportedly "furious" that he'd have to give millions to Roque, but was eager to wrap up a settlement so he could focus on renewing is career.

    "He is ready to move on with his life and truly believes that a television comeback is possible,"a source told Us Weekly in July.

    Lauer settled with Roque in August, reportedly handing her up to $20 million. Later that month, he told his few remaining fans that he will "be back on TV."

    Read more:Matt Lauer reportedly told fans he'll 'be back on TV' nearly a year after being fired from the 'Today' show over sexual harassment allegations.

    But according to People, Lauer has now given up.

    "He doesn’t sit around thinking about a comeback,"a source told People.

    Lauer has now resigned himself to a life of being socially ostracized, spending time only with his kids and a few close friends, sources told People.

    "He is not dating," a source told People. "Some former colleagues have visited him. He has some long-term friends he sees and hangs out with on a regular basis."

    Several other notable media men accused of sexual misconduct have also attempted to make comebacks in recent months — with mixed results. In April, six months after Charlie Rose was accused by 17 women of sexual misconduct, it was reported that Rose was in talks to hose a #MeToo-themed talk show. The idea was quickly quashed. And in October, months after comedian Louis C.K. admitted to behaving inappropriately in front of female coworkers, he returned to New York's Comedy Cellar for a surprise set. Several audience members reportedly left. 

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    • Netflix adds new movies and shows to stream every week, but choosing what to watch can be difficult.
    • INSIDER has rounded up the newly arrived movies and TV shows on Netflix that are actually worth watching.
    • This week's titles include "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale," a holiday special, and the critically-acclaimed "Roma." 

    New movies and TV shows coming this week:

    "Michael Jackson's This Is It" (Movie — coming Monday, December 10)

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    Directed by Kenny Ortega, this documentary and concert movie focused on Michael Jackson's preparation for his "This Is Us" concert series that was intended to start in July 2009 but was cancelled following his death in June. The footage was never supposed to be made into a movie, but it was put together posthumously.  

    "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale" (TV — coming Friday, December 14)

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    "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is back with a special holiday episode centered on Christmas and the Winter Solstice. The Spellmans get some uninvited guests after a séance and Susie gets wrapped up with an evil Santa in this hour-long episode. 

    "Roma"(Movie — coming Friday, December 14)

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    Alfonso Cuarón's film centers on a housekeeper and the middle-class family she works for in Mexico City. The emotional movie has been praised by critics and earned three Golden Globe nominations, including one for best foreign language motion picture. 

    "The Innocent Man"(TV — coming Friday, December 14)

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    This six-part documentary series is based on John Grisham's nonfiction book released in 2006 that tells the story of two murders committed in the town of Ada, Oklahoma in the 1980s and the wrongful convictions that followed. 

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    • The Golden Globe nominations were announced Thursday. 
    • A number of the nominated movies are still in theaters, while many of the shows are on streaming services. 
    • INSIDER used Just Watch to find where fans could stream or watch the nominated films and shows.
    • Here's how you can watch everything, excluding movies that aren't in theaters or available to stream.

    "Black Panther"

    Nominations: Best motion picture (drama), best original score (Ludwig Göransson), best original song ("All the Stars")

    Where to stream: Netflix

    Where to rent/buy: YouTube, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Fandango Now, Vudu, Playstation, Microsoft 



    "BlacKkKlansman"

    Nominations: Best motion picture (drama), best actor in a motion picture drama (John David Washington), best actor in a supporting role in any motion picture (Adam Driver), best director (Spike Lee) 

    Where to stream: N/A

    Where to rent/buy: YouTube, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Fandango Now, Vudu



    "Bohemian Rhapsody"

    Nominations: Best motion picture (drama), best actor in a motion picture drama (Rami Malek)

    Where to stream: N/A

    Where to rent/buy: In theaters now



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    • Netflix released a list of its most binged originals in 2018.
    • The comedy-drama "On My Block" leads the pack, which includes "Insatiable" and "Bodyguard."

    Netflix shared a list of television shows that viewers binge-watched the most on its platform in 2018. The list is led by the coming-of-age comedy-drama "On My Block," and also includes the critically-panned "Insatiable" and the addictive British thriller "Bodyguard."

    Netflix analyzed original shows released between January 1 and November 28, 2018 with the highest average watch time per viewing session, based on United States viewers. The results show that "Orange Is the New Black" has kept its devoted audience six seasons in, and that  shows you may have forgotten about, like "Anne with an E" still exist. 

    Here are the top 10 most binge-watched shows on Netflix in 2018:

    10. "Orange Is the New Black: season six"

    "Orange Is the New Black" didn't get much better during its sixth season. But the prison drama that's sometimes a comedy is so popular that we're not surprised a lot of people are still watching. Thankfully, Netflix announced that season seven will be the final season. 



    9. "Insatiable"

    It is truly shocking that anyone watched this show. "Insatiable" intended to criticize society's standards of beauty in a satirical way but the message got lost among its sensationally offensive, fat-shaming content and characters.



    8. "Anne With an E: season two"

    Netflix's reimagining of the classic "Anne of Green Gables" novels started out strong when it premiered in 2017, but the second season was so poorly written that all the magic was lost. We have no idea why anyone could tolerate watching multiple episodes. 



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    A slew of TV shows were canceled in 2017, and the list of shows canceled in 2018 has grown rapidly since May as networks decide their schedules of new and returning shows, and figure out what they're doing in 2019.

    The most recent cancelation comes from Comedy Central, which canceled "Detroiters" after two seasons. 

    Despite slightly better reception for its second season that dropped in September, Netflix has canceled "Iron Fist" after two seasons, a show that wasn't a hit with critics. Days later, Netflix canceled Marvel's "Luke Cage," leaving many wondering why these seemingly successful superhero shows are getting the axe.  And they were right. In November, the streaming service canceled "Daredevil," too. 

    So far in 2018, networks have canceled fan favorites like "The Last Man on Earth" and "Quantico." Fox also canceled its quirky cop comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," but NBC picked it up for another season less than two days later.

    ABC also canceled the previously renewed "Roseanne" revival, after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. However, ABC announced a spin-off called "The Conners" without Barr that premiered in October.

    In 2018, the streaming giants are canceling more shows than ever as well, with many getting cut on Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix

    So if you're wondering why a show you love hasn't returned in 2018, it might have been canceled. (You can also use this list to see what shows are not returning in the fall or in 2019.)

    Here are all the shows that were canceled in 2017 and 2018, including those from networks and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon:

    SEE ALSO: All the confirmed original shows coming to Netflix in 2018

    Canceled in 2018:



    "The Mayor"— ABC, one season



    "Chance"— Hulu, two seasons



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    As the year flies by, the list of canceled TV shows piles up.

    While there's been somewhat of a quiet period since May, some networks have cut shows throughout the summer and fall.

    Comedy Central recently canceled "Detroiters" after two seasons, and "Another Period" after three seasons. 

    This fall, Netfix canceled all Marvel shows except "Jessica Jones," which means that "Iron Fist,""Luke Cage," and "Daredevil" are done for good. 

    ABC canceled the previously renewed "Roseanne" revival in late May, after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. However, ABC debuted a spin-off called "The Conners" without Barr.

    In other notable cancellations, USA's critically acclaimed "Mr. Robot" will end with its upcoming fourth season, and CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" is ending after 12 seasons. 

    We'll update this list as more are announced.

    Here are all the shows that have been canceled this year, including those from networks and Netflix:

    SEE ALSO: The worst TV show of every year since 2000, according to critics

    Amazon



    "Jean-Claude Van Johnson"— Amazon, one season



    "I Love Dick"— Amazon, one season



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    • Kelly Ripa decided to take her family holiday cards in a new and hilarious direction.
    • The 48-year-old host shared a copy of the card on her Instagram, and the front side features her husband Mark Consuelos with Marisol Nichols and Camila Mendes, who play his family on The CW's "Riverdale."
    • "Happy holidays from our family to yours," the card reads. The fine print says, "No actual wives or children were used in this photo." 
    • The back side of the card shows the real Consuelos family — Ripa, Mark, Michael, Lola, and Joaquin. 
    • "Tired of fighting with the kids over the holiday card photo? Problem solved!" she captioned the photo.
    • Ripa will be joining her husband on the set of "Riverdale" as his mistress. 
    • See the photo below.

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    • Jennifer Lopez appeared on NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday and gushed over her relationship with Alex Rodriguez, who she has been publicly dating since 2017. 
    • "He's come into my life and really contributed in such a way," the "Second Act" star said, explaining that he's "supportive" and "loving." 
    • Lopez added: "Some people try to dull you down or squish you down and he's so not like that and it's just so refreshing. It's just a beautiful thing. He’s just a very generous, loving spirit [and] soul."
    • Watch the video below.

     

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    Netflix released every title that's coming to and leaving the streaming service in January. 

    Originals such as "Series of Unfortunate Events" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" are returning for their final installments. "Marvel's The Punisher" is also slated for a premiere in the new year.

    The streaming service is adding a number of movies, like all of the "Indiana Jones" movies, "The Dark Knight,""The Mummy" and its sequel, and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Netflix is also releasing a documentary on the disastrous Fyre Festival titled, "FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened." 

    Disney fans can get amped to watch Marvel's"Ant-Man and the Wasp" and "The Incredibles 2." 

    But some fans will be sad to learn that movies such as "The Princess Diaries,""Rogue One," and "Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" are leaving the platform.

    Here's a list of everything that's coming and going on Netflix in January.  

    Arriving in January:

    Available 1/1/19

    "A Series of Unfortunate Events" season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Across the Universe"

    "Babel"

    "Black Hawk Down"

    "City of God"

    "COMEDIANS of the world"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Definitely, Maybe"

    "Godzilla"

    "Happy Feet"

    "Hell or High Water"

    "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

    "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

    "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

    "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark"

    "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

    "It Takes Two"

    "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

    "Jersey Boys"

    "Mona Lisa Smile"

    "Mr. Bean's Holiday"

    "Pan's Labyrinth"

    "Pinky Malinky"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Pulp Fiction"

    "Swingers"

    "Tears of the Sun"

    "The Addams Family"

    "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

    "The Dark Knight"

    "The Departed"

    "The Mummy"

    "The Mummy Returns"

    "The Strangers"

    "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Watchmen"

    "xXx"

    "XXX: State of the Union"

    Available 1/2/19

    "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

    Available 1/4/19

    "And Breathe Normally"— NETFLIX FILM

    "Call My Agent!" season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "El Potro: Unstoppable"— NETFLIX FILM

    "Lionheart"— NETFLIX FILM



    Available 1/9/19

    "GODZILLA The Planet Eater"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

    Available 1/10/19

    "When Heroes Fly"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 1/11/19

    "Friends from College" season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Sex Education"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Solo"— NETFLIX FILM

    "The Last Laugh"— NETFLIX FILM

    Available 1/15/19

    "Revenger"— NETFLIX FILM

    "Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 1/16/19

    "American Gangster"

    Available 1/17/19

    "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace"

    Available 1/18/19

    "Carmen Sandiego"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Close"— NETFLIX FILM

    "FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "GIRL"— NETFLIX FILM

    "Grace and Frankie" season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "IO"— NETFLIX FILM

    "Soni"— NETFLIX FILM

    "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes" season 2 part B — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Trigger Warning with Killer Mike"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Trolls: The Beat Goes On!" season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL



    Available 1/21/19

    "Justice"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 1/24/19

    "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"

    Available 1/25/19

    "Animas"— NETFLIX FILM

    "Black Earth Rising"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Club de Cuervos" season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Kingdom"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Medici: The Magnificent"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Polar"— NETFLIX FILM

    "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" season 4 part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 1/27/19

    "Z Nation" season 5

    Available 1/29/19

    "Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All"— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    "Ant-Man and the Wasp"

    Available 1/30/19

    "The Incredibles 2"

    Coming Soon

    "Marvel's The Punisher" season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL



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    • The nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Awards are here, and they're filled with surprises and snubs.
    • Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell didn't get nominated for their leading roles on the excellent final season of "The Americans."
    • "Bohemian Rhapsody," a movie that has only been praised for one performance, got a nomination for best ensemble cast.
    • We're confused. 


    We thought actors (people who professionally act) would be really good at voting for acting awards, but we were wrong!

    The SAG Awards, which take place a few weeks before the Oscars every year, is an awards show hosted by the Screen Actor's Guild. Actors vote on their peers in film and television, but the focus is performances, with awards for best lead and supporting actors and actresses, and awards for best ensemble casts. 

    Usually SAG nominees are a bit better than the bigger shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes, because SAG voters really know their craft. But not in 2018.

    This year's nominations are filled with shocking snubs and unpleasant surprises, including no nomination for the leads on FX's "The Americans," and a strange outstanding ensemble cast nomination for "Bohemian Rhapsody."

    The 25th Annual SAG Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

    Here are the five biggest snubs and surprises from the SAG Awards nominations:

    Matthew Rhys didn't get nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series, but Jason Bateman and John Krasinski did.

    The nominees: 

    Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
    Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
    Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
    John Krasinski, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”
    Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

    Rhys's portrayal of the KGB spy Philip Jennings who's somewhat seduced by the American life has been the absolute best performance on television for years, overshadowed by more popular AMC shows. But this was finally his year. On the sixth season, Rhys did his best work to date, which included Philip's classic line dancing, an emotional final trip to McDonald's, but also an intense ten minute stand-off in a parking garage. Rhys carried carried the scene while allowing his co-stars Keri Russell and Noah Emmerich to shine, too. Rhys should have had a nomination, and he should have won.

    "The Americans" earned a SAG nomination for best ensemble cast on a TV drama, and while its cast has always been the best (and the most ignored), the lead performances deserve recognition the most. 

     



    Keri Russell didn't get nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, but two actresses from "Ozark" did.

    The nominees: 

    Julia Garner, “Ozark”
    Laura Linney, “Ozark”
    Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
    Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
    Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

    For the past five years, Russell, like her co-star Matthew Rhys, has been doing some of the best acting in television history on "The Americans" as the cold, dutiful, but sometimes conflicted KGB spy Elizabeth Jennings. Her character made some major advancement during the final season, and Russell captured every feeling, from the obvious to the subtle. 

    And yet, two actresses from Netflix's second season original series "Ozark," a mediocre drama with very good performances (not great), got nominated over Russell. Laura Linney is, as always good on the show, but she's not doing anything particularly groundbreaking. The same goes for her co-star and fellow nominee Julie Garner, who had a major role on "The Americans" and appeared briefly on the final season earlier this year. 



    "Bohemian Rhapsody" got nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for some reason.

    The nominees: 

    “A Star Is Born”
    “Black Panther”
    “BlacKkKlansman”
    “Bohemian Rhapsody”
    “Crazy Rich Asians”

    This particular nomination is truly baffling, considering the only positive reception this movie has gotten is strictly related to Rami Malek's performance as Freddie Mercury. While there are other people in this movie, like  Mike Meyers apparently, no one is talking about them. You probably, like me, just found out that Mike Meyers is in this movie in the previous sentence.

    It feels like no SAG members even saw the movie, and just picked the movie out of a hat. Or maybe they just voted for it to avoid giving "Avengers: Infinity War" -- the biggest crossover event of all time -- a nomination in the category. 



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