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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "The Walking Dead."

    Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead" followed King Ezekiel and his men after the fallout from the end of last week's episode leading to a very somber moment near the episode's end. There was even a brief reunion with Rick and Daryl going after some Saviors, but there are a few smaller moments you may have missed.

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    King Ezekiel tells a young boy, "Fear not, young master Henry. You will be brave because you are brave."



    He's speaking to Benjamin's little brother Henry who he has looked after as his own.

    Ezekiel has watched over Henry ever since his father died. Ezekiel was seen reciting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech to Henry at his bedside in season seven.

    Now that his brother Benjamin is gone, Ezekiel is one of the few father figures he has outside of Morgan.



    Ezekiel pauses when he sees one of his men killed before letting out a scream.



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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Sunday's "The Walking Dead."

    King Ezekiel lost a lot of his men along with his beloved tiger Shiva on Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead." He also sustained an injury of his own and it was one that actor Khary Payton didn't have to completely act out.

    Payton went slightly method for Sunday's episode to look convincing on screen.  

    "Khary decided to take a rock — the sharpest, heaviest, dirtiest rock — he pointed it straight up and then put his heel in it," said costar Andrew Cooper, who plays Ezekiel's right-hand man Jerry, in a behind-the-scenes clip from Sunday's episode.

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    Payton said he heard that Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick, did a similar thing in season five when acting out an injury on set.

    So, why shouldn't he do the same?

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    In the end, Payton learned it may be a little easier than it looks. 

    "This rock hurts," said Payton. 

    No pain no gain though, right?

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    You can watch a behind-the-scenes clip from the making of Sunday's episode below.

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    • John Oliver tackled the latest controversies of the Trump administration on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight."
    • He addressed a tweet from Trump on Saturday, in which the president said he "would never" call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "short and fat."
    • Oliver went on to say that Trump's agenda-pushing strategies resemble what he called an "old Soviet propaganda tool."  

     

    In the season finale of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver devoted nearly the entire show to the latest controversies of the Trump administration.

    Oliver started by addressing a recent tweet from President Trump, which Trump sent as he wrapped up a trip to Asia last week.

    "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?' Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!," Trump's tweet read.

    "This would be the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die," Oliver said of the tweet.

    "I'm serious: If the entire country simultaneously tripped while putting on its underwear and fell face-forward into the toilet, got stuck, and drowned, it would be considerably less stupid than if that tweet caused a nuclear apocalypse," he continued.

    The "Last Week Tonight" host went on to address the three strategies he sees Trump using to push his agenda: delegitimizing the media, whataboutism, and trolling. Oliver called these tactics an "old Soviet propaganda tool."  

    Watch the full episode below:

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead."

    Sunday's "The Walking Dead" brought a lot of sorrow to King Ezekiel and the Kingdom. After getting ambushed at the end of last Sunday's episode, nearly all of Ezekiel's men were gunned down at the hands of the Saviors. 

    But the hardest loss came near the episode's end when Ezekiel's tiger Shiva swooped in at the last minute to save him, Jerry, and Carol from a group of walkers.

    Shiva sacrificed herself to let the trio get back to the Kingdom as she was slowly torn apart by the undead. 

    Fans were sad to see the tiger go so early in the season.

    But if you're an eagle-eyed fan, you knew this moment was coming. Shiva's death was teased earlier this summer in the show's season eight trailer which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con.

    Ezekiel's tiger could be seen getting ready to fend off a group of zombies. It's from the same moment in Sunday's episode.

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    Comic fans will recognize the moment from the comics. In issue #118, Shiva also comes to Ezekiel's aid when he's trapped among a group of the undead.

    This time, it's only Ezekiel who's trapped.

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    "It's a huge turning point for Ezekiel," said creator Robert Kirkman on the series' aftershow "Talking Dead.""Losing Shiva, losing his people, this is a big deal for him. But Shiva, you know, somebody that has protected him, that he's protected, they've got a great relationship. It's a big loss for him. It's a big loss for everyone."

    Despite the show bringing the scene to life, the moment didn't have the same weight as the comics.

    In Kirkman's comic, Ezekiel recounts Shiva's death through a narration to Michonne of how he made it home alive. In the end, he says he believes Shiva went looking for him when she didn't see him anywhere and gave her life for his. It's a heartwrenching moment in the comics. 

    "She knew there were too many, she knew I'd never get away otherwise," Ezekiel narrates in the comics. "There was no other way. No other way for me to live."

    His words appear side by side with images of Shiva clawing her way against the undead until she can't any longer.

    Though Sunday's episode plays the scene out somewhat similarly, it failed to capture the same emotion the comic elicited. That may have been because the episode really teased the tiger's death with flashbacks of Ezekiel speaking about Shiva at the zoo even though we've heard about them before in season seven. 

    Others caught on to that, too.

    The unnecessary repetition seemed to seal Shiva's death earlier in the episode before it even happened making her on-screen demise fall a bit flat. 

    You can follow along with our coverage of "The Walking Dead" here

    You can watch Shiva's last scene from Sunday's episode below.

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    • Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to adapt "The Lord of the Rings" into a multi-season TV series, for a reported cost of "close to $250 million."
    • The studio said the series will "explore new storylines" preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" novels.
    • Fans are speculating that could mean an adaptation of "The Silmarillion," a posthumously published prequel by Tolkien. 
    • The announcement follows a shift in strategy for Amazon Studios that was reportedly orchestrated by CEO Jeff Bezos, in pursuit of a big show like HBO's "Game of Thrones."

     

    Amazon announced Monday that it had acquired the rights to adapt "The Lord of The Rings," J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel series, into a multi-season TV series.

    Amazon Studios will produce the original series, which the company said will "explore new storylines"preceding the Tolkien novels. Those novels were previously adapted into an Oscar-winning film series (starting with "The Fellowship of the Ring" in 2001). Some fans are speculating that could mean an adaptation of "The Silmarillion," a posthumously published prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" by Tolkien.

    The announcement follows a recent strategy shift at Amazon Studios that was reportedly orchestrated by CEO Jeff Bezos himself. Roy Price, the former head of the studio, said in September that Amazon would be pursuing a "big show" in the vein of "Game of Thrones." (Price resigned in October following sexual harassment allegations made against him).

    According to Deadline, Amazon's purchase of the global rights for the series came with an upfront payment of "close to $250 million" to the Tolkien estate. That staggering figure excludes all future costs for development and production of the series. 

    Bezos tweeted the "Lord of the Rings" announcement Monday afternoon, writing "Amazon Prime heads to Middle Earth."

    Sharon Tal Yguado, the head of scripted series at Amazon Studios, also provided the following statement on the series:

    "'The Lord of the Rings' is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen. We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be taking 'The Lord of the Rings' fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth."

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Stranger Things" season two.

    Netflix's breakout series "Stranger Things" has been captivating audiences with its numerous '80s movies references and stellar young cast since its debut in 2016.

    For the actors, it was exactly a year between the start of filming on season one in November 2015 and returning for season two exactly one year later in 2016. About the same amount of time transpired for the characters between the seasons as well and it's pretty astounding how much had changed for them over the course of the show so far.

    Let's take a look at how far Eleven, Mike, and the rest of the characters have come since we first saw them last year.

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    Mike Wheeler was introduced as the de facto leader of his group — always coming up with plans and standing up for his friends.

    Mike and his friends, who call themselves "the party" in reference to their Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, were the odd ones out in school. Mike was usually the one to stand up to the bullies or reassure his buddies when things were looking dire.



    After meeting Eleven and then seemingly losing her, Mike spent much of season two in a much darker mindset.

    At the start of season two, it's apparent that the events of the first season left Mike seemingly depressed and prone to acting out. He was heartbroken by Eleven's disappearance, but sprang back into old-Mike action when it became clear Will needed his help once more.



    Eleven appeared on the first season as a scared but capable young girl with a very limited understanding of the world.

    Though Eleven was a powerful child with psychic powers, she had been raised in abusive captivity and didn't know basic concepts like friendship, promises, or Eggo waffles. But when she met Mike and his friends, her entire world changed.



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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Stranger Things" season two.

    The final scene of "Stranger Things 2" was about as perfect as can be. From Dustin's totally tubular new Steve-inspired hairdo to Mike and Eleven's sweet reunion, the middle school Snow Ball dance was a phenomenal way to close out season two.

    When INSIDER spoke with David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper, we had to ask him one simple question: Did Hopper really help Eleven get ready for the school dance? 

    "There are two great mysteries of 'Stranger Things' and they have nothing to do with monsters or the Upside Down," Harbour said. "One great mystery is how Joyce and Hopper managed to put together that map of scribbles that Will drew. That is a tremendous mystery to all of us. And the second mystery is how the hell did Jim Hopper do Eleven's hair and makeup as well as he did?"

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    Fans have been emotional at the thought of Hopper helping his newly adopted daughter "Jane," aka Eleven, get ready for her first middle school dance. 

    Harbour is definitely giving Hopper all the credit for helping Eleven in his new official role as father.

    "Maybe there is a secret talent that we don't know about Jim Hopper and his cosmetology school upbringing," Harbour said. "I think one of the things that is interesting is how this is a big deal, for him to let her have that night out."

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    In addition to Eleven's new dress, Hopper also gave her an important accessory — the blue bracelet he always wears.

    Harbour told INSIDER the meaning behind the bracelet, which you can read more about here. The bracelet is an old hair tie his daughter, Sara, used to wear. Hopper keeps it around his wrist as a reminder of "his struggles and his guilt around not being about to save his child," as Harbour explained.

    But Eleven is wearing it at the Snow Ball, signaling that Hopper has given this precious memento to his newly adopted daughter.

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    "I don't want to get too into that because that's something we may talk about sometime in season three," Harbour said. "It's something we'll delve more into in terms of Jim's daughter and him confronting this Eleven relationship and what that means."

    Even though Harbour didn't want to elaborate on the connections between Eleven and Sara, he wasn't shy about explaining how important the Snow Ball night was for both Hopper and Eleven.

    "Someone [online] caught me in an off-camera thing and I have a tie on," Harbour said. "The idea was perhaps that Hopper even puts on a tie for the first time in 20 years to bring his adopted daughter to this dance. So I think Hopper put a lot of effort and work into it, so maybe he went to Marissa, the librarian, and got some books out on how to do little girls' makeup."

    "So if it was done well, he doesn't only build trip wires and know how to kill Demogorgons — this guy is also an amazing makeup artist," Harbour said. "You're welcome internet."

    For more details you might have missed on "Stranger Things," read our breakdown of 13 more callbacks and references you might have missed on season two.

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    • "Jimmy Kimmel Live" features a segment where stars read mean tweets about themselves. 
    • In a reverse move, Kimmel's favorite stars read horrible tweets about the late night host.
    • The twist on the segment was their way of celebrating Kimmel's 50th birthday.
    • Most of the tweets were written by miscellaneous people on Twitter.
    • But Kim Kardashian West read a real tweet husband Kanye West posted in 2013.
    • "Jimmy Kimmel, put yourself in my shoes," the tweet said. "Oh no, that means you would have gotten too much good p---- in your life."
    • Though West's Twitter account is currently deactivated, you can read reports about the 2013 Twitter feud between West and Kimmel.
    • Clearly Kimmel and West are on good terms these days, since Kardashian West used the old tweet as part of Kimmel's mini birthday roast.
    • Watch the full clip below (Kardashian West's tweet comes at 3:20).

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    • Philo has launched a $16-a-month internet TV package with programming partners like A+E, AMC, Discovery, Scripps, and Viacom.
    • The package cuts out sports, a major source of cost for most TV packages, but that means it also cuts out the major broadcast networks.
    • In the long run, Facebook founding member and Philo CEO Andrew McCollum wants build a truly "social" TV platform, though he's not the first to try.


    If you love cable TV but don’t like sports or CNN, a startup called Philo has a new internet TV package to sell you for $16 dollars.

    Over the last year, a slew of companies — from DirecTV to Hulu to YouTube — rolled out "over-the-top" TV packages that deliver your favorite shows over the internet, like Netflix and Hulu do. They joined the first movers in that market, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. While these new entrants touted slick interfaces, the packages they delivered were largely similar to cable TV ones, and at comparable prices in the $30 to $40 range.

    There's a reason for that: most had sports as a central component, and sports programming is expensive. (In 2016, ESPN alone cost $6.10 in carriage fees per subscriber.)

    But then around April of this year, we began to hear rumblings in TV land about a package designed to break from that tradition and cut sports (and therefore the broadcast networks who rely on sports) out of the equation.

    That “entertainment” TV bundle has finally arrived, and it comes from Philo, a startup that began by providing on-campus programming to colleges, and whose CEO Andrew McCollum was a founding member of Facebook.

    Philo has strategic investments from five of its programming partners, totaling $25 million: A+E, AMC, Discovery, Scripps, and Viacom. And these companies provide the most compelling programming to the service — from AMC, to The Discovery Channel, to the Food Network, to Comedy Central, the History Channel, and so on. But the lack of sports giants means not just programming holes like ESPN, but also news heavyweights like CNN or Fox News that are owned by companies with lots of sports rights.

    So what's it like to use?

    Philo has a snappy interface, robust search functionality, 30-day DVR, and thoughtful touches (like being able to navigate as easily forward as backward in time in the guide). It's easy to get the hang of and use, though the initial rollout is limited to platforms like Roku, web browsers, and iOS. That has been the case for many of these internet TV services, which gradually expand to encompass most devices (Apple TV, Fire TV, and so on).

    But the truth is that the primary calculation for consumers is going to come down to the programming: Is this set of channels worth $16 to you? If not, it’s not going to fundamentally reinvent TV for you.

    But Philo does have that ambition.

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    Is it time to revisit "social TV?"

    The most differentiated piece of McCollum’s pitch, which should perhaps not be surprising considering his past work at Facebook, is that he wants to build the first real social TV platform.

    “TV will be transformed by making it more social,” McCollum told Business Insider. “None of the TV products have any social functionality built in at all.”

    For now, that statement applies to Philo as well, since the social components that McCollum showed me — like being able to see exactly what spot a friend of yours is at in a TV series, seeing who is actively watching something, or synchronizing your viewing of an on-demand show with someone else — will not be available until some time in 2018. But they look nifty.

    “Social TV” might seem like a no-brainer at first.  I love to to debate and discuss the shows I watch with my friends, and you probably do too. But other companies that have tried to implement features like Philo's have seen lackluster enthusiasm from customers. I’ve had multiple Netflix executives tell me the company has tested social features in the past, but none of them quite popped. Customers just didn't want them.

    Still, with our TV landscape becoming more fractured, and consumption patterns moving more toward on-demand, I for one would love to have a way to keep track of what my friends watch. And if there are well-designed features to help me do things like sync up viewing, so much the better.

    "Your friends and social network are the best recommendation algorithm in the world," McCollum said. That rings true to me, as I more often trust my friends than I do even Netflix's much-lauded algorithms.

    But the more pressing question for Philo won't be how much people will take to its social elements, but rather how big of a market there is for its sports-free package. Without sports and most news, two of the main drivers of cable TV, it seems a very niche offering.

    But as a matter of professional and personal curiosity, I hope Philo can get enough traction to really test its social features, which could be applicable to companies from Netflix to Amazon to Hulu. My TV viewing is starting to feel a bit more solitary in the binge-heavy age, and I could use some help to push it back a bit more social.

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    Here is the full list of channels for the main package ($16):

    • A&E
    • AMC
    • Animal Planet
    • AXS TV
    • BBC America
    • BBC World News
    • BET
    • Cheddar
    • CMT
    • Comedy Central
    • Discovery Channel
    • DIY
    • Food Network
    • FYI
    • GSN
    • HGTV
    • History
    • IFC
    • ID
    • Lifetime
    • Lifetime Movies
    • MTV
    • MTV2
    • Nickelodeon
    • Nick Jr.
    • OWN
    • Science
    • Spike
    • Sundance Channel
    • TeenNick
    • TLC
    • Travel Channel
    • TV Land
    • Velocity
    • VH1
    • Viceland
    • We TV

    And here are the other channels for $4 more:

    • American Heroes Channel
    • BET Her
    • Cooking Channel
    • Destination America
    • Discovery Family
    • Discovery Life
    • Logo
    • MTV Live
    • Nicktoons

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    • Host Jimmy Fallon returned to NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" a week after his mother, Gloria, died. 
    • She died November 4.
    • In an emotional tribute, Fallon described how he and his sister used to squeeze their mom's hand three times and said they loved her. 
    • "And… last week I was in the hospital and I grabbed her and squeezed I love you. I just knew we were in trouble, you know?" he said.
    • He thanked the audience for their support through his loss.
    • "We're going to continue to work really hard to bring some light and some laughter into the world," he said. "Thank you for watching, thank you for helping me and my family recover from this loss. Mom, I'll never stop trying to make you laugh. I love you."
    • Watch his tribute below. 

     

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    • Taylor Swift performed a live rendition of "New Year's Day" on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night.
    • It's the best song from her new album, "Reputation."
    • The lyrics had emotional resonance. She sings "you squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi."
    • Fallon had just told a story about how his mother used to squeeze his hand to say she loved him.
    • "I nearly gasped,"producer Mike DiCenzo wrote on Twitter. "Tears. I think everyone in the audience started sobbing. I could see Jimmy silhouetted at his desk dabbing his eyes with a tissue. We all lost it. It was a beautiful coincidence in a beautiful performance."
    • She performed "...Ready For It?" and "Call It What You Want" on "Saturday Night Live" a few days ago.
    • Watch Swift's performance of "New Year's Day" below.

     

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    • Drew Scott beat Victoria Arlen to the "Dancing With the Stars" finale.
    • Arlen is a paralympic gold medal winner who was paralyzed for 10 years. Fans think she's a better dancer.
    • Now they're furious at the ABC show.

     

    Drew Scott, of the HGTV "Property Brothers" duo Jonathan and Drew Scott, advanced Monday night to the season finale of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."Fans of the show aren't happy.

    The most shocking twist, Inquisitr noted, is that Scott defeated Victoria Arlen. Arlen is a darling of the show. She spent 10 years paralyzed, half of them in a vegetative state.

    After waking up, she trained and became a gold medal winner at the 2012 London Paralympics, for swimming. Then she learned how to walk, then dance, and got near-perfect scores on "Dancing with the Stars."

    The Property Brothers have their fans, but he just doesn't seem as impressive as Arlen. Some people even think the show is rigged.

    You can watch Scott and Arlen tango together here:

    Scott, for what it's worth, seems like a generous winner.

    "Victoria, you truly are one of the kindest, most driven and fun loving people l have ever met,"he wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for making every day on #DWTS one to remember."

    The "Dancing With the Stars" finale will air Monday.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Stranger Things" season two.

     The season finale of "Stranger Things 2" ended on a heartfelt note with Eleven and Mike reunited at the Snow Ball. But an almost sweeter moment came minutes earlier when it was revealed that Jim Hopper had acquired official documents naming Eleven (now Jane Hopper) as his daughter. 

    But how will these relationships play out in the coming seasons? INSIDER spoke with David Harbour about the new father-daughter dynamic between Hopper and Eleven.

    "One of the fun things moving forward in terms of this new family we have with Hopper and Eleven — and the fact that she's becoming a teenager and a young woman — is I think that is going to be infinitely complex and f----- up for Hopper," Harbour said. "I don't think he knows how to handle this at all."

    Hopper has known that Mike and Eleven have a burgeoning preteen romance, and even seemed to conveniently choose to interrupt what was about to be their first kiss of season two.

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    "[Laughing] People were so mad about that!" Harbour said. "Whatever. It was the wrong time, all right? There's a time and place. We gotta go to the lab and kill some Demodogs godd-----, and close the gate. There's no time for kissing! I can't believe that people were mad at me over that."

    Harbour said his character is clearly trying to be supportive, though, given how he approached the Snow Ball at the end of season two.

    "But look, I brought her to the dance and I was well aware of what would happen," Harbour said. "And I let her go in by herself and I waited outside with Joyce, all right?"

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    Hopper even gave Eleven his special bracelet (which used to be his daughter Sara's hair tie) to wear to the Snow Ball. 

    But Harbour says he can definitely envision a future scene where Hopper needs to have the "dad talk" with Mike about dating his newly adopted daughter as the kids enter high school. 

    "The fun thing about the dad aspect of Hopper is going to be how he handles a teenage daughter and her relationship to a boy like Mike," Harbour said. "So there may be that conversation where he has to sit Mike down on the couch when he comes calling for the date and she's getting ready, and Hopper will be like 'Sit on the couch — what are your intentions with my daughter?'"

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    "That scene may be coming in season three," Harbour said. "I would relish that, because the amount of difficulty it'd take for Hopper to do that is going to be pretty hysterical."

    We'll have to wait for "Stranger Things" season three to see exactly how this dynamic will play out, but as Harbour assures fans, it's guaranteed to be interesting.

    For more on "Stranger Things," read our breakdown of 13 callbacks and references you might have missed on season two.

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    • "Get Out" will be competing as a comedy at the Golden Globes.
    • Some fans think that trivializes the movie's critique on racism.
    • Others — including director Jordan Peele — don't think there's anything wrong with comedies.
    • In any case, this is all probably part of a strategy that makes "Get Out" more likely to win awards.

     

    "Get Out"— Jordan Peele's biting horror movie about race released earlier this year — will be competing in the Golden Globes as a comedy instead of a drama, according to Entertainment Weekly.

    People aren't happy.

    "If I can be honest this is weird to me. [There] is nothing funny about racism,"tweeted comedian Lil Rel Howery, an actor in the movie. "Was it that unrealistic?"

    "'Get Out' is a documentary,"tweeted Peele, probably sarcastically in response to people's reactions.

    Some fans think that categorizing the movie as a comedy as opposed to a drama demeans the movie. "Get Out" is a terrifying movie about racism, they argue, and considering it a comedy trivializes that terror.

    But others are fine with the "comedy" label. Being funny is hardly a bad thing.

    "People look at genre movies as joke and not real art," Jason Blum, the movie's producer, told Variety. "Some of our movies are better than others. But I’m very invested in everything I do. I don’t want to make something unless I’m in love with it."

    Peele himself agreed with the sentiment in an interview with CBS News. He said weaving comedy into the movie was important.

    "I'm putting my audience through a lot of tension," Peele said. "Lil Rey Howery, who plays Rod, he's kind of the release valve for the audience."

    And Howery, later on, seemed fine with the categorization.

    In any case, it's important to remember that Golden Globes categorization is little more than an awards season strategy. The Globes has two main categories for movies to compete in: comedy or musical, and drama. The drama category is generally more competitive, so a studio will submit movies that may be on the line between comedy and drama to increase the movie's chance of winning.

    The same sort of controversy erupted in 2013, when "The Wolf of Wall Street" was categorized as a comedy. It paid off, with Leonardo DiCaprio winning the best actor award in his category.

    Entertainment Weekly speculates that, as a comedy, "Get Out" will be competing against "The Greatest Showman,""The Disaster Artist,""The Big Sick,""I, Tonya,""Downsizing,""Battle of the Sexes," and "Lady Bird." It's tough competition, to be sure, but the drama category would include heavyweights like "Call Me By Your Name,""Darkest Hour,""Dunkirk,""The Post," and "The Shape of Water."

    As a comedy, "Get Out" may have a better chance with awards season glory.

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    • Since the debut of "Stranger Things 2," inappropriate discussions about the young cast have sparked controversy.
    • Fans have been accused of sexualizing the young stars, including Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) and Finn Wolfhard (Mike). 
    • Former child star Mara Wilson ("Matilda,""Mrs. Doubtfire") wrote a new op-ed.
    • "A 13-year-old girl is not all grown up," Wilson writes. "And even if she had been what we consider grown up, that is not newsworthy."
    • Wilson also says the media has an important role to play when it comes to "the creepy, inappropriate public inclination to sexualize young girls."

     

    Fans of the young cast of "Stranger Things" have been the subject of an ongoing controversy over fans' inappropriate behavior towards the child stars — and now celebrities are weighing in. 

    After photos of Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) at the "Stranger Things 2" premiere were released, one viral tweet commenting on her appearance struck a nerve. Mike Sington, a retired NBC executive, shared photos of Brown on the red carpet and captioned them: "Millie Bobby Brown just grew up in front of our eyes. (She's 13!)"

    The tweet gained traction and was criticized for inaccurately and inappropriately describing Brown as "grown up." Then former child star and "Matilda" actress Mara Wilson retweeted Sington's comment, saying, "Knock it the f--- off."

    Two days later, Sington released a statement on Twitter in regards to the tweet about Brown.

    Here's part of Sington's statement:

    Looking back, I can see how some could interpret commenting on the grown up look of a child as contributing to the objectification or even sexualization of a minor, and I appreciate those of you that brought this to my attention. That was never my intent, and I sincerely regret if anyone thought it was.

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    The conversation has continued beyond last week, with more people coming out against the sexualization of the young "Stranger Things" stars. Wilson has now followed up on her tweets with an op-ed in Elle Magazine.

    "I felt sick, and then I felt furious," Wilson wrote in regards to seeing Sington's tweet. "A 13-year-old girl is not all grown up. And even if she had been what we consider grown up, that is not newsworthy."

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    Wilson detailed her own accounts of being sexualized by adult fans when she was young, including recieving inappropriate letters from male fans or being Photoshopped into child pornography. 

    She emphasized the important role the current digital climate and media have when it comes to putting young actors at risk.

    "What's really at play here is the creepy, inappropriate public inclination to sexualize young girls in the media,"Wilson writes. "We do not need to perpetuate the culture of dehumanization Hollywood has enabled."

    Fans' treatment of Finn Wolfhard has also been the subject of controversy

    Wilson isn't the only celebrity who has stepped forward in recent weeks to defend the young "Stranger Things" cast against misbehaving or abusive fans.

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    Actress Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark on "Game of Thrones") posted several tweets after reports came out of adult fans getting angry at 14-year-old Finn Wolfhard for not stopping to talk to them outside of his hotel.

    "They are kids first," Turner wrote. "Give them the space they need in order to grow without feeling like they owe anyone anything for living their childhood dreams."

    Here's a longer section of Turner's statement on the treatment of the young stars:

    Imagine you, a parent, walking with your 13 year old son/daughter and seeing a fully grown adult pointing their camera phone at your kid. You would do anything you could to delete that person's photograph, and remove your child from that situation as soon as you could. 

    Though Turner's comments weren't directly about the sexualization of Wolfhard, he had also been the subject of conversations about inappropriate comments made by adults.

    A 27-year-old model, Ali Micheal, came under scrutiny after she posted an Instagram story that included a photo of 14-year-old Wolfhard and text saying: "Not to be weird but hit me up in few years."

    Following this, Affinity Magazine published an article titled "Stop Sexualizing Kids, And Yes That Includes Finn Wolfhard." Michael later apologized for the comment, saying it was "absolutely a joke."

    Though Wolfhard didn't address the comment from Michael specifically, he later tweeted a statement after noticing "fans" were harassing his friends and co-stars.

    "I don't wanna ex-communicate anyone from this fandom, but if you are for real you will not harass my friends, or co-workers," Wolfhard wrote. "Ya'll know who you are."

    Hopefully the added attention from stars like Mara Wilson and Sophie Turner will help quell future inappropriate conversations over the young "Stranger Things" cast and their physical appearances as they continue starring in Netflix's hit series.

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    • Kim Kardashian West went on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" and played a gross game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" with the host of the CBS show.
    • She had to answer personal questions or consume one of the gross treats on the table.
    • When asked to answer a question about Khloe Kardashian or Kylie Jenner's reported pregnancies, she chose to take a sip of a sardine smoothie.
    • She ended up spitting it out.
    • She also described husband Kanye West's bad habit of falling asleep everywhere, including at a restaurant meeting with fashion designers. 
    • Kim also ranked the Kardashians from best to worst-dressed and picked Khloe as the worst.
    • Watch the video below:

     

    Representatives for Kylie Jenner have not replied to INSIDER's requests for comment throughout our ongoing coverage.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode six of "Riverdale," titled "Death Proof."

    Wednesday's episode of "Riverdale" was one wild ride.

    From the introduction and capture of the "Sugar Man" to a high school drug bust to a drag race, the hit CW show was jam-packed with intense drama.

    And like always, the show managed to feature some great pop culture and comic references, which INSIDER worked with Archie Comics to reveal. 

    Here are seven details you might have missed.

    Cheryl Blossom refers to Betty as "Invisible Woman."

    When Betty visits Cheryl on the basis of checking in on her, Cheryl tells her, "I see right through you, 'Invisible Woman.'"

    This is a reference to a character from Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four." 

    Cheryl has referenced other comic characters, including DC Comics' Poison Ivy, who has actually met Betty and Veronica in an Archie/DC crossover.  

    Additionally, though not related, Marvel also has a villainous monster called Sugar Man, like the drug dealer on "Riverdale." 



    After getting in trouble for partying and doing drugs, the Riverdale teens picked up trash in Pickens Park.

    In the Archie comics, Pickens Parks is a community park named after a Civil War hero, General Pickens.



    Betty working on Reggie's car wasn't completely random.

    In the comics, Betty is known for her mechanic skills and has a passion for cars. 



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    Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for "Stranger Things."

    Matt and Ross Duffer, known as The Duffer Brothers, co-created Netflix's hit series "Stranger Things" as "a love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation." We've already broken down all the specific references the second season made to older movies, but now we're here to give you the list of movies every "Stranger Things" superfan needs to watch (or re-watch).

    Keep reading for a look at 19 essential films "Stranger Things" drew inspiration from.

    "The Exorcist" (1973)

    "When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter."

    Source: IMDB



    "Jaws" (1975)

    "A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down."

    Source: IMDB

     

     



    "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978)

    "In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion."

    Source: IMDB



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    After a season finale last year, "Mythbusters" is back — with all new hosts.

    It features the same myth-busting we known and love, but with new people doing the busting. If you loved the original premise, you'd definitely love the reboot.

    Why should you care: Mythbusters is back from the dead. 

    Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" ended its 14-season run last year. It left behind a legacy of getting a generation of TV viewers fascinated in science and how the world worked. Viewers also loved hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who had excellent onscreen chemistry, as well as their "Build Team" who held their own experiments.

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    But behind the scenes, Savage and Hyneman had some friction. Ahead of the finale, Savage told INSIDER that he wasn't interested in working with Hyneman ever again.

    But Science, Discovery's sister channel, wanted to make more. So it ran a reality show contest to pick the new hosts of the show. They settled on Jon Lung and Brian Louden, who are both scientists in their own right, though neither has a walrus moustache.

    What's hot: The same inventive myth-busting.

    The original "Mythbusters" was known for its creativity. How do you test whether dropping a penny from the Empire State Building would really kill someone? Why just design a gun that fires a penny at the same speed it would be if dropped from that height, of course.

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    Science's reboot doesn't mess with the formula. The new season includes a fun and creative test of whether, for example, there would be a dramatic pause between slicing something with a sword and that thing revealing its cut. It's a TV and movie trope called "delayed causality." Lung and Louden rig up all sorts of contraptions to figure it out. It's a lot of fun.

    What's not: Lung and Louden don't have the same chemistry as Savage and Hyneman. Yet.

    Look, Lung and Louden are fine. They're perfectly serviceable as hosts and pretty funny themselves. But Hyneman and Savage had something magical, and they don't quite match it, based on the first couple of episodes of the season viewed by INSIDER. We're sure that'll improve as the show continues.

    The bottom-line: It's still "Mythbusters."

    In the end, we're all here to see myths get busted. The "Mythbusters" reboot pulls that off and has fun along the way.

    Grade:

    B+

    "Mythbusters" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Science Channel.

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    • People's choice of Blake Shelton as "Sexiest Man Alive" has been divisive, and the country star knows it. 
    • The 41-year-old musician is often self-deprecating and has responded to the hate in a hilarious way.
    • While on "The Ellen Show," Shelton took the time to read some tweets from "supportive" people — but they are actually mean tweets — backstage. 
    • "Did a bunch of celebrities die or something last night," read one. 
    • He said his favorite was: "We may be living in a time of division and strife, but at least People Magazine has united us in our certainty that Blake Shelton is not the 'Sexiest Man Alive.'" 
    • He's also been using the hashtag, #DontHateMeCauseImBeautiful. 
    • While we disagree with People's choice, we have to give it up to the country star for his humorously gracious response.
    • Watch the video below. 

     

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