‘Stranger Things’: Duffer Brothers And Cast Reflect On Season 2, Keep Tight-Lipped On Season 3

The following contains spoilers for season 2 of Stranger Things.

The second season of Stranger Things certainly upped the ante on everything. From the new big baddie the Shadow Monster to a system of supernatural tunnels underneath Hawkins, the binge-worthy Netflix show certainly delivered the goods when it came to giving fans ’80s-tinged demogorgon realness. At Vulture Festival LA, the Duffer Brothers Matt and Ross took the dais with producer Shawn Levy as well as…

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‘Parks & Recreation’ Creator Mike Schur: “Everybody Knew About Kevin Spacey;” ‘The Leftovers’ Damon Lindelof Regrets Jokes About Justin Theroux

Back when Mike Schur was writing for Saturday Night Live–a gig that ran from 1997-2004he says he became aware of some issues with Kevin Spacey’s behavior when the actor hosted the show. “If you think everybody knew about Louis (C.K.), everybody knew about Kevin Spacey,” Schur said, speaking on a panel with Damon Lindelof at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday. “I remember very distinctly being like, he’s hitting on the pages and he’s hitting on the young men…

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Lena Dunham Apologizes For Murray Miller Defense Amid Assault Allegations

Lena Dunham has backed down and apologized for defending Girls writer Murray Miller, who is being investigated for sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau when she was age 17.
Dunham issued a long tweet on Friday supporting Miller, adding Girls executive producer Jenni Konner’s name as another ally of Miller.
“We believe, having worked closely with [Miller] for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. While our first instinct is to listen to…

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‘Scandal’ Cast Talks Normalizing “The Other” And A Happy Ending For The Shondaland Show

As Scandal enters its seventh and final, fans of the Shondaland staple are thirsty for answers. At the Vulture Festival LA, the crowd erupted as nearly the entire cast stepped out on to the stage with hopes of finding out the midseason finale cliffhanger, the show’s journey from season one and whether or not there will be a happy ending — if at all possible.
Scandal took the stage at the Los Angeles debut of the Vulture Festival with a hearty helping of the show’s cast…

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Harvey Weinstein Drew Up 91-Name List For Investigators To Target: Report

A list of 91 actors, publicists, producers and financiers purportedly drawn up by Harvey Weinstein for his private investigators to target for information has been obtained by The Guardian, the U.K. news organization says.
In an article posted today, the newspaper’s Observer sister paper claims to have “gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual…

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Little People Played Big Enough At A Guild Screening Of Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

The challenge for Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing is obvious: Its people are small, but its themes are very big. And whether those are too large, and manifold, for a pop culture that likes to gnaw on its issues in digestible lumps—racial injustice, political hatred, income inequality, climate collapse, each in its turn—has yet to be seen.
Set for commercial release by Paramount Pictures on Dec. 22, Payne’s fable about an Everyman, played by Matt Damon, who decides to escape…

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Hollywood Split Over Al Franken; Former ‘SNL’ Cast Members Take Sides

Should he stay or should he go? Hollywood, never as monolithic as Fox News viewers believe, certainly has reached no consensus on Al Franken, the Saturday Night Live veteran turned Minnesota senator.
“Zero tolerance,” tweets Alyssa Milano, firmly in the he-needs-to-go camp. On the other side: “He made a mistake,” said Chelsea Handler, agreeing with a Franken-supporting Bill Maher on last night’s Real Time With Bill Maher. “He’s not a predator.”
With calls for Franken’s…

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Univision & Verizon Reach Deal, Ending Blackout And Restoring Stations

Univision and Verizon have come to terms, restoring Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint.
In an announcement by Univision Communications, the company said that “Verizon has demonstrated that it is committed to providing Hispanic America with the critical news, information and content that they rely on. We look forward to furthering our partnership with Verizon across their platforms to best serve the needs of the Hispanic community.”
The statement…

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David Cassidy Hospitalized With Reported Organ Failure

Pop star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida and is suffering from organ failure, according to his publicist.
The 67-year-old David Cassidy has been stricken with dementia. His publicist, JoAnn Geffen, confirmed his hospitalization, noting, “he is now conscious and surrounded by family.”
Reports indicate Cassidy has been hospitalized for three days and is in critical condition. He has been in declining health for a while and has been open about his prior…

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‘Hawaii Five-O’ Ratings Top Night Again, ’20/20′ Hits Viewership Season High

A bank robbery dominated Hawaii Five-O (1.0/4) last night but it was the CBS 50th state drama that secured the biggest haul on Friday, once again.
While down a tenth from last week’s season high, Five-O was the number #1 show last night among adults 18-49. The island series also matched lead-out Blue Bloods (0.9/4), which was also down a tenth, for the most watched show of the night with 9.11 million tuning in.
With MacGyver (0.9/4) even with its November 10 airing, the…

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