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Michael Moore Doubles Down On Michelle Obama Running For President: She Would “Crush” Donald Trump

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Michael Moore Doubles Down On Michelle Obama Running For President: She Would “Crush” Donald Trump
Michael Moore interrupted hosting duties at his 15th annual Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan to make a bold suggestion about the 2020 presidential race: He urged former first lady Michelle Obama to jump into the ring and predicted that if she did, she would trounce Donald Trump.

“She would beat him. She would crush him,” Moore told Deadline on Thursday morning, just before he stepped onstage for a panel at the festival and after suggesting the same thing Wednesday to Brian Williams on MSNBC’s The Eleventh Hour following the Democratic debate in Detroit. “It’s clear that Michelle Obama is a beloved person. I’ve seen one or two polls that show her as the most-loved American. And why wouldn’t we run a person like that? The stakes are so high — why would we risk anything else?”

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, a longtime liberal activist and one of the
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George M. Lehr, ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Associate Producer, Dies at 87

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George M. Lehr, ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Associate Producer, Dies at 87
George M. Lehr, associate producer on such classic TV series as “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Police Woman,” and later a professor at USC’s School of Cinema & Television, died March 14, in Erie, Pa., after a short illness. He was 87.

Lehr worked on television shows at MGM, 20th Century-Fox and Columbia for more than 30 years. He started in 1962 as assistant to producer Sam Rolfe on “The Eleventh Hour,” then assisted Gene Roddenberry on “The Lieutenant,” both at MGM. He spent 1964 through 1968 working as associate producer on MGM’s hit spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and its spinoff series “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

He later worked on the movie-studio series “Bracken’s World” at Fox, the adventure series “Assignment: Vienna” at MGM, and the Angie Dickinson cop show “Police Woman” at Columbia in the mid-1970s.

Lehr graduated to producer on “Police Woman” and also produced the short-lived “American Girls
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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Reveals His One Big Regret

As Doctor Who changes its supporting cast every week, it means the hit BBC show can have a revolving door of famous actors and actresses jump aboard the series for one episode and then jump off again. In particular, the show’s been home to many up-and-coming stars who went on to be major Hollywood names. Just a few who spring to mind include Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan and Felicity Jones.

Another is Olivia Colman. The recent Oscar nominee and soon-to-be star of The Crown appeared in Matt Smith’s first episode as the Eleventh Doctor back in 2010. She had a minor role as a woman whose form is impersonated by an alien shapeshifter. It was a fun part for the actress, who got to chase Karen Gillan down a corridor and attempt to eat her with a set of CGI fangs, but it’d be fair to say it
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Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 1 Review: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Simon Brew Oct 7, 2018

Jodie Whittaker impresses as the leader of a new Doctor Who gang in a premiere that takes the show in a slightly new direction...

This Doctor Who Season 11 premiere review contains No spoilers. It was originally published on Den of Geek UK.

The Tardis just about lands. Frazzled, but intact. Inside, for the first time since last Christmas, we see Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, stepping through a massive collection of bras, knocking over make-up containers and a pile of thick, miserable, monthly fashion magazines. She presses stop on the DVD, frustrated that she won’t get through her regular evening viewing of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Guzzling a Mirage and lemonade, she quickly pops into the bathroom for half an hour to freshen up, and she emerges.

All those haters on the internet had it absolutely bang on. Who knew?

Meanwhile, back in our reality,
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Karen Gillan Shares Awesome Photo Of Her Own Doctor Who Cosplay

Even actors engage in a bit of cosplay every now and again, and in this throwback photo that’s sure to excite Doctor Who fans, Karen Gillan has revealed that she once cosplayed as her own character, Amy Pond. The actress starred opposite Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor from 2010-2013 and it’s fair to say her most famous outfit on the show was the police officer kissogram costume she wore in her first appearance in “The Eleventh Hour.”

Gillan donned the outfit again for a photo shoot in her native Scotland recently, as you can see her in the photo below dressed alongside someone decked out in Eleven’s tweeds and bow tie, standing in front of a real-life Police Box that can be found on the streets of Glasgow (one of the few that are still dotted around the UK).

The actress captioned the image: “That time we
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Top 5: ‘Doctor Who’ episodes that will get your friends hooked too!

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If you are a Doctor Who aficionado but know people who just don’t “get it”, you could be excused for seriously wondering how you could change their minds. Are they simply lost causes? Will they never understand the appeal of the Time Lord that some of us have enjoyed even for decades? Not so fast! Don’t let that despondency set in; instead, show them these episodes and watch as the eyes of your previously non-believing friends light up in astonishment.

An Unearthly Child

Should people completely new to Doctor Who really start right from the beginning, with the first episode originally aired in 1963? It might initially seem an overly obvious suggestion, but – hey – it works. One big reason is that, theoretically, viewers won’t miss any references, says CultBox. The story starts innocuously, with a schoolgirl who, when heading home, makes her way to a junkyard with her teachers in pursuit.
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‘Smallville’ Star Kristin Kreuk Returns to The CW on Summer Legal Drama

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‘Smallville’ Star Kristin Kreuk Returns to The CW on Summer Legal Drama
Kristin Kreuk is coming home.

The former “Smallville” and “Beauty and the Beast” star will return to The CW this summer, as the network has acquired the U.S. rights to the 10-episode Canadian legal drama “Burden of Truth” from Entertainment One. Created by Brad Simpson, the series is the latest addition to The CW’s growing slate of original programming for the summer 2018 season.

Burden of Truth,” which premiered in January on the CBC, stars Kreuk as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. The series also stars Peter Mooney (“Rookie Blue”), Alex Carter (“NCIS”), Benjamin Ayres (“Saving Hope”), Nicola Correia-Damude (“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”), Meegwun Fairbrother (“Hemlock Grove”) and newcomer Star Slade.
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CW Acquires Kristin Kreuk Legal Drama ‘Burden of Truth’

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The CW has acquired Canadian legal drama “Burden of Truth” to add to its summer original-programming slate.

Burden of Truth” stars Kristin Kreuk, a veteran of CW series “Smallville” and “Beauty & the Beast.” She plays a big-city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. The series also stars Peter Mooney (“Rookie Blue”), Alex Carter (“NCIS”), Benjamin Ayres (“Saving Hope”), Nicola Correia-Damude (“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”), Meegwun Fairbrother (“Hemlock Grove”), and Star Slade.

Created by Brad Simpson, “Burden of Truth” is produced by Icf Films, eOne, and Eagle Vision. Kreuk, Ilana Frank (“The Eleventh Hour,” “Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue”), Linda Pope (“Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue”), and Jocelyn Hamilton (“Mary Kills People,” “Cardinal”) serve as executive producers. The series is produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund
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David Tennant Almost Stayed On Doctor Who For Another Season

Season 5 is a hugely important one in Doctor Who history as it acted as an effective reboot of the series. Both showrunner Russell T. Davies and leading man David Tennant had gone, leaving incoming writer Steven Moffat and star Matt Smith to take the reigns. However, it turns out that it could have been very different, as Moffat worked out an alternate idea for the season involving Tennant.

In a fascinating, multi-part interview with The Fan Show (available on the official Doctor Who YouTube channel), Steven Moffat explained that the Tenth Doctor actor almost decided to reverse his exit from the show and remain on board for just one more season. In response, the writer came up with a new plan.

“Well, David was just going through the – now, to me, very familiar – angst about leaving. Piers Wenger [former executive producer] and I went to talk to David and I ran him through
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From Lily Evans to Voldemort: 9 Harry Potter Fan Films to Watch

Kayti Burt Nov 16, 2018

If Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald isn't enough to sate your Harry Potter needs, here are 9 fan-made Potter films to watch.

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. have expanded the Harry Potter world exponentially in recent years, with everything from Fantastic Beasts to The Cursed Child, but they're not the only ones hungry to tell more stories in this magical world.

Fans have been creating transformative works within the Harry Potter universe since the very beginning. In more recent years, this has taken the form of fan films made available via YouTube and other streaming platforms. While they vary in quality, they all bring something new to this beloved fictional universe.

With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald expanding the Harry Potter canon in theaters, let's take a look at how fans have been expanding that canon on their own time. Here are nine Harry Potter fan films to check out.
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Doctor Who: the film careers of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi

Alex's series looking back at the film careers of actors who've played the Doctor finishes with Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi...

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Read the previous part in this series: the film careers of Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, here.

By 2009, the new version of Doctor Who had become not only an integral part of Saturday night television and a huge Christmas ratings winner but also an international success all over again. David Tennant, who had played the Time Lord since 2005 and was, arguably, more popular than any Doctor since the mighty Tom Baker hung up his scarf in 1981, had announced his resignation from the part he loved in October 2008. Many wondered how the incoming showrunner, Steven Moffat, would follow Tennant and what kind of show would emerge.

Tennant spent much of 2009 on stage in Hamlet and was only able to devote small amounts of time to Doctor Who. Occasional specials
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Never-Aired Pilot Highlights Dr. Kildare The Complete First Season

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We here at ComicMix celebrate all manner of pop culture from today’s obvious hits to the arcane wonders of yesteryear. every now and then we get a notice about something that seems just outside our realm of interest but there’s a thing or two that grabs us. Something like an unaired pilot to the legendary Dr. Kildare series is one of those things. Not only that, but the series gave us Richard Chamberlain as a star (long before he was resurrected for Leverage). The show not only boasted an impressive guest cast, as noted below but it featured some of the best writers working in television including a pre-Star Trek Gene Roddenberry. So, here’s the press release for those who remember and remain interested:

Warner Archive Collection continues to unveil some of the finest series in television history with its release this week of Dr. Kildare: The First Complete Season.
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My Three Sons: Don Grady Dies at 68; Farewell Robbie Douglas

The handsome actor best known for playing son Robbie Douglas on My Three Sons has died. Also a composer and musician, Don Grady (far right) was 68 years old and had been battling cancer.

A native of San Diego, Grady was cast as a young Mouseketeer on the classic kids' afternoon show, The Mickey Mouse Club. After that, he appeared on several TV shows of the day like Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, Wagon Train, The Rifleman, and The Eleventh Hour.

He was then cast as the middle brother, Robbie Douglas, on My Three Sons. Movie star Fred MacMurray played his dad with Stanley Livingston and Tim Considine (another Mickey Mouse Club vet) playing his younger and older brothers respectively. I Love Lucy's William Frawley rounded out the cast as maternal grandfather "Bub" O'Casey.

When Considine left the sitcom,
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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Doctor Who! Ashes To Ashes! Jonathan Creek! The Pacific! More Doctor Who! How's this for a terrific week for films and shows on UK TV?

We're all sat, antsy, pouring over stills and looping seconds' worth of trailers and preview snippets heralding the new Doctor into our lives.

The build up of anticipation continues and whether the offering up of alternate, past Who Doctors makes the ever-shortening wait for the new any less stinging, or eases the itch a bit, is a personal matter. But, we'll take all the Who we can get, thank you.

The Doctor-ful weekend starts today, and we think it must be the most Who-filled Easter we've seen. We'll get right to the schedules of all things Time Lordish, and the other great programmes guaranteed to make you smile, laugh - or get that puzzled expression that looks so good on you - over the next few days.
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