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Tommaso Boddi/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Ron Perlman plays a hitman looking to retire in the new film Asher, which hits theaters today. Perlman, a veteran character actor, is best known to some as the hulking figure under the red skin and muscle suit of the demonic comic hero Hellboy.

He played the role in two fan favorite films, both for Oscar winning Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro. However, a long-in-development third Hellboy film with del Toro fell apart and a 2019 reboot took place, with Perlman succeeded by Stranger Things star David Harbour.

Perlman tells ABC Radio, "...I was very much at peace that I wanted nothing to with anything but finishing the trilogy. And that the journey was going to be on that included Guillermo [del Toro] or not at all.  And frankly there’s so many things that are going on in my life right now, that I don’t think about it at all. I don’t miss it. I’m at peace with it. I’m just amazingly grateful to the two movies that we did get to do."

Perlman's peace had a lot to do with meeting up with Harbour, at a dinner hosted by his friend, actor and comic geek Patton Oswalt. "So, we had our little détente. And so I have nothing but good will for what happens with David in this next iteration of Hellboy."

As for Asher, Perlman tells us he found some common ground with the titular trigger-man: "He is searching for some sort of legacy thing. And I know for a fact that you know when a guy hits his mid-sixties…those things come into play...What will they say about me when I can no longer be identified as the fastest gun in town? I think that’s what Asher is going through, I think that that’s what makes our watching him for two hours poignant."

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Ben Blackall/BBC America(NEW YORK) -- Not that there was any official reason to doubt it would happen, but word is Jodie Whittaker will return in the title role for another season of Doctor Who.

"I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again," Whittaker told The Hollywood Reporter. "It’s such an incredible role. It's been an extraordinary journey so far and I'm not quite ready to hand it over yet."

Whittaker is the 13th person but the first woman to play the role of time-traveling Doctor in the show's more than fifty-year history.  While fan and critical reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, there's still no official word from the BBC confirming the 36-year-old's return.

Doctor Who airs its season finale this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET, then will return for a New Year's special Tuesday, January 1st, both on BBC America.

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Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Featuring jaw-dropping visuals and an A-list voice cast, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle hits Netflix today. The latest take on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book stars the voice and motion capture talents of Christian Bale, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Black Panther star Serkis, who famously portrayed Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films, and pioneered the development of motion-capture tech he utilized in his performances playing Peter Jackson's King Kong, as well as Caesar in the Planet of the Apes films, brought that experience to the table as the director of Mowgli.

"I wanted to really get inside of the minds of the animals," he tells ABC Radio. "So, actually, a lot of the story is carried in close up with the animals, so you really do read their facial expressions and their emotions. You know, it's a drama which happens to have animals as actors."

Rohan Chand plays the little human hero Mowgli. He tells ABC Radio that in order to get inside the head of a boy raised by wolves, he camped out with wolves: "I went to upstate New York to a wolf conservatory center...and it was really great to see how they interacted with each other you know, between the alpha and within the pack."

The film is both in theaters and on Netflix. But Christian Bale, who plays the panther Bhageera, urges people not watch it on your phone: "I don't think anybody's OK with that. I mean, this is serious artwork. I mean this...is a phenomenal, staggering, jaw-droppingly beautiful film. No, you shouldn't watch this on your phone, at all." He adds with a smile, "You know, but that also must surely be bad for your eyes, no?"

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AEG Presents/TEG-Dainty/Robert Fox(NEW YORK ) -- Tickets go on sale Friday for Hugh Jackman's first-ever world tour, which will include plenty of singing, dancing and storytelling, but not his most famous on-screen character. However, there's a possibility that another Marvel superhero may show up.

"There won't be a Wolverine kick line," Jackman jokes. But, he reveals, "I actually am about to call Ryan Reynolds, because I do think it would be quite cool if Ryan made an appearance somewhere along...as Deadpool! I think that could be kinda cool!"

If Reynolds shows, that'll be just one of many surprise guests Jackman hopes will join him during the tour -- he's planning on asking everyone from Sting to James Corden to Kristin Chenoweth to drop by. It's all part of his plan to make every concert unique and special.

"There's something sacred to me about [performing] live and I want people to feel when they come that something happened that night that ONLY happened that night," he explains. "It's like a little secret that we have. Something between the 13,000 of us, that you can only experience tonight."

One guest who'll definitely be joining Jackman for multiple shows is Keala Settle, who played the Bearded Lady in the hit movie The Greatest Showman. Jackman says thanks to that movie and its soundtrack, his audiences on this tour will likely include a whole new demographic: little kids.

"It excites me. I love the idea that we're gonna have a family audience," says Jackman. "I love the idea that these kids are gonna hear songs from Greatest Showman, they're also gonna hear stuff from Les Mis, they might hear some of the great standards from Irving Berlin or some Fred Astaire...Gene Kelly...."

"There'll be no swearing," he laughs. "I can tell you that!

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Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD) We have a name -- and the first trailer -- for the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War.

Firstly, if you haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War, you may want to look away now, because this being a sequel, everything that happens in the new trailer takes place in the aftermath of Infinity War's extreme bummer of an ending.

The trailer for Avengers: Endgame -- that's the film's name -- opens with Robert Downey, Jr.'s Tony Stark adrift in space.  His food and water gone and oxygen nearly gone, he records a final message to his beloved Pepper Potts.

"Don't feel bad about this," he says.  "Part of the journey is the end."

Back on Earth, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow confirms that Thanos wiped out fifty percent of the world's population, as Steve Rogers, aka Captain America -- played by Chris Evans -- listens, a tear painting his cheek.  We get shots of the surviving Avengers, including Thor, Bruce Banner -- and finally Hawkeye, who was absent from Infinity War, promising that we'll learn why.

"This is the fight of our lives," says Rogers, teasing a plan to undo what Thanos did. 

"This is gonna work, Steve," says Black Widow.

"I know it is," answers Rogers.  "'Cause I don't know what I'm gonna do if it doesn't."

Then comes the title reveal, with the letters forming out of the dust that remained after Thanos snapped his fingers in Infinity War

And then, for a bit of comic relief, we end with Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, shouting at the front gate security camera, asking to be let in.  Captain America and Black Window learn one more superhero than they believed has survived.

Avengers: Endgame opens nationally April 26, according to the trailer, a change from the advertised May 3 debut date.

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GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning.  Here's the complete list of nominees in key categories for the 61st annual Grammy Awards.  Winners will be revealed on music's biggest night Sunday, February 10, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.

Album of the Year
Invasion of Privacy -- Cardi B
By the Way I Forgive You -- Brandi Carlile
Scorpion -- Drake
beerbongs & bentleys -- Post Malone
H.E.R. -- H.E.R.
Dirty Computer -- Janelle Monae
Golden Hour -- Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album -- Kendrick Lamar

Record of the Year
“I Like It” -- Cardi B
“The Joke” -- Brandi Carlile
“This Is America” -- Childish Gambino
“Shallow” -- Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“All the Stars” -- Kendrick Lamar
“Rock Star” -- Post Malone
“God’s Plan” -- Drake
“The Middle” -- Zedd, Maren Morris

Song of the Year
“All the Stars” -- Kendrick Lamar, SZA
“Boo’d Up” -- Ella Mai
“God’s Plan” -- Drake
“In My Blood” -- Shawn Mendes
“The Joke” -- Brandi Carlile
“The Middle” -- Zedd, Maren Morris
 “Shallow” -- Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“This Is America” -- Childish Gambino

Best New Artist
Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa
Bebe Rexha
Margo Price
Jorja Smith

POP FIELD

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Colors” — Beck
“Havana (Live)” — Camila Cabello
“God Is A Woman” — Ariana Grande
“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga
“Better Now” — Post Malone

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Fall In Line” — Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — Backstreet Boys
“‘S Wonderful” — Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Girls I Like You” — Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
“Say Something” — Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Love Is Here to Stay —Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
My Way — Willie Nelson
Nat “King” Cole & Me — Gregory Porter
Standards (DELUXE) —Seal
THE MUSIC…THE MEM’RIES…THE MAGIC! — Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album
Camila — Camila Cabello
Meaning of Life — Kelly Clarkson
Sweetener — Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes
Beautiful Trauma — Pink
Reputation — Taylor Swift

DANCE/ELECTRONIC FIELD

Best Dance Recording
“Northern Soul” — Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
“Ultimatum” — Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
“Losing It” — Fisher
“Electricity” — Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
“Ghost Voices” — Virtual Self

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Singularity — Jon Hopkins
Woman Worldwide — Justice
Treehouse — Sofi Tukker
Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides — SOPHIE
Lune Rouge — TOKiMONSTA

ROCK FIELD

Best Rock Performance
“Four Out of Five” —Arctic Monkeys
“When Bad Does Good” — Chris Cornell
“Made An America” — The Fever 333
“Highway Tune” — Greta Van Fleet
“Uncomfortable” — Halestorm

Best Metal Performance
“Condemned to the Gallows “— Between The Buried And Me
“Honeycomb” — Deafheaven
“Electric Messiah” — High On Fire
“Betrayer” — Trivium
“On My Teeth — Underoath

Best Rock Song
“Black Smoke Rising” — Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel
Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)
“Jumpsuit” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“MANTRA” — Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me the Horizon)
“Masseduction” — Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
“Rats” — Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

Best Rock Album
Rainier Fog — Alice In Chains
M A N I A — Fall Out Boy
Prequelle — Ghost
From the Fires — Greta Van Fleet
Pacific Daydream — Weezer

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album
Tranquility Base Hotel Casino —Arctic Monkeys
Colors — Beck
Utopia — Björk
American Utopia — David Byrne
Masseduction — St. Vincent

R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance
“Long As I Live” — Toni Braxton
“Summer” — The Carters
“Y O Y” — Lalah Hathaway
“Best Part” — H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar
“First Began” — PJ Morton

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” — Leon Bridges
“Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” — Bettye LaVette
“Honest” — MAJOR.
“How Deep Is Your Love” — PJ Morton Featuring Yebba
“Made for Love” — Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song
“Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
“Come Through And Chill” — Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
“Feels Like Summer” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
“Focus” — Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Long As I Live” — Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Everything Is Love — The Carters
The Kids Are Alright— Chloe x Halle
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz — Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
War & Leisure — Miguel
Ventriloquism — Meshell Ndegeocello

Best R&B Album
Sex & Cigarettes — Toni Braxton
Good Thing — Leon Bridges
Honestly — Lalah Hathaway
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Gumbo Unplugged (Live) — PJ Morton

RAP FIELD

Best Rap Performance
“Be Careful” — Cardi B
“Nice for What” — Drake
“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
“Bubblin” — Anderson .Paak
“Sicko Mode” — Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee

Best Rap/Sung Performance
“Like I Do” — Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
“Pretty Little Fears” — 6LACK Featuring J. Cole
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“All the Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Best Rap Song
“God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future  & James Blake)
“Lucky You” — R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
“Sicko Mode” — Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
“Win” — K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

Best Rap Album
Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B
Swimming — Mac Miller
Victory Lap — Nipsey Hussle
Daytona — Pusha T
Astroworld — Travis Scott

COUNTRY FIELD

Best Country Solo Performance
“Wouldn’t It Be Great?” — Loretta Lynn
“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” — Maren Morris
“Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves
“Millionaire” — Chris Stapleton
“Parallel Line” — Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Shoot Me Straight” — Brothers Osborne
“Tequila” — Dan Shay
”When Someone Stops Loving You” — Little Big Town
“Dear Hate” — Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill
“Meant to Be” — Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Best Country Song
“Break Up in the End” — Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)
“Dear Hate” — Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)
“I Lived It” — Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
“Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
“Tequila” — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan Shay)
“When Someone Stops Loving You” — Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Best Country Album
Unapologetically — Kelsea Ballerini
Port Saint Joe — Brothers Osborne
Girl Going Nowhere — Ashley McBryde
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
From A Room: Volume 2 — Chris Stapleton

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FIELD

Best Americana Album
By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Things Have Changed — Bettye LaVette
The Tree of Forgiveness — John Prine
The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone — Lee Ann Womack
One Drop of Truth — The Wood Brothers

Best Bluegrass Album
Portraits in Fiddles — Mike Barnett
Sister Sadie II — Sister Sadie
Rivers and Roads — Special Consensus
The Travelin’ McCourys — The Travelin’ McCourys
North of Despair — Wood & Wire

Best Folk Album
Whistle Down the Wind — Joan Baez
Black Cowboys — Dom Flemons
Rifles & Rosary Beads — Mary Gauthier
Weed Garden — Iron & Wine
All Ashore — Punch Brothers

REGGAE FIELD

Best Reggae Album
As the World Turns — Black Uhuru
Reggae Forever — Etana
Rebellion Rises — Ziggy Marley
A Matter of Time — Protoje
44/876 — Sting & Shaggy

SPOKEN WORD FIELD

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Accessory to War (Neil Degrasse Tyson & Avis Lang)  — Courtney B. Vance
Calypso  — David Sedaris
Creative Quest — Questlove
Faith – A Journey for All — Jimmy Carter
The Last Black Unicorn — Tiffany Haddish

COMEDY FIELD

Best Comedy Album
Annihilation — Patton Oswalt
Equanimity & the Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle
Noble Ape — Jim Gaffigan
Standup for Drummers — Fred Armisen
Tamborine
— Chris Rock

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Courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- HBO has unveiled a teaser for the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately for fans, the sneak peek is devoid of any scenes from the final episodes of the epic, Emmy-winning series.

Instead, the coming attraction is a visual call-back to A Song of Ice and Fire, the title of George R.R. Martin's fantasy book series on which the show is based.  We see the massive Dragonstone Table from the show, as frosty fog comes in from one side, and fire the other.

Not surprisingly, both elements clash violently in the middle, foreshadowing the final season's final conflict.

Game of Thrones' eighth and final season kicks off in April of 2019.

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ABCKevin Hart has stepped down as the host of the upcoming Academy Awards telecast, after nearly 10-year-old homophobic tweets surfaced from the comic and actor.

On Instagram, Hart explained the organization confronted him on Thursday. "I just got a call from the Academy," Hart says to camera. "That call basically said, 'Kevin apologize for your tweets of old, or we're gonna have to move on and find another host.'"

"I chose to pass on the apology," Hart said. "The reason why I passed is because I've addressed this several times."

Hart continued, "I've addressed this...I've said who I am now versus who I was then. I've done it. I've moved on. I'm in a completely different space in my life..."

He added that apologizing would only empower "trolls" who dug up the old material. "I'm gonna be me. I'm gonna stand my ground." 

Earlier Thursday, Hart seemed more conciliatory on Twitter, posting, "I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's [sic]....this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past."

He added, "I'm sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again."

In a now-deleted 2011 tweet, Hart posted, "Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay.'"

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Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- Opening nationwide on Friday:

* Schindler's List -- Universal marks the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking film with a limited engagement, digitally remastered, re-release. The movie, starring Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than one thousand Jewish people during the Holocaust, took home seven Oscars in 1994, including best picture and best director for Spielberg, Also starring Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes. Rated R.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

Mary, Queen of Scots -- Lady Bird's Saoirse Ronan stars as the titular character, who attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England -- played by Margot Robbie -- and finds herself condemned to prison, and ultimately executed. Also starring Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant and Guy Pearce. Rated R.

* Ben Is Back -- Julia Roberts stars as a mother who tries to help her addict son -- played by Boy Erased's Lucas Hedges -- after he unexpectedly returns home for Christmas, after rehab. Courtney B. Vance also stars. Rated R.

* Vox Lux -- Natalie Portman stars in this drama about a singer's unexpected rise from talented teen to troubled pop superstar. Jude Law and Willem Dafoe also star. Rated R.




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TriStar/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While horror fans are extremely excited about the forthcoming Candyman reboot from Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele, the original film's star, Tony Todd, doesn't appear to be as enthusiastic.

In an interview with SyFy, Todd reveals he has "mixed feelings," about the project.

"I have mixed feelings because I thought they were gonna make this 15 years ago," he said. "If this had been 10 years ago when I had heard the news, I would have been devastated. I would have fought for it. Now I'm in a different place."

Still, Todd gave his blessing to Peele to make the new film, and adds that Candyman's original storyline is relevant "now more than ever."

"In 2018, I think there are a few neighborhoods that could use some Candyman justice, you know what I'm saying?" he said. "I'm just happy that as an African-American man, that Candyman has once again been given the nod to enter people's consciousness."

In the 1992 film, the Candyman is the prosperous son of a slave who's lynched and murdered after falling in love with a white woman and fathering their child.  He later returns as a vengeful spirit.  Todd says he hopes the film doesn't downplay some of its most important themes of race and social justice.

"I hope that they don't dance around the [interracial] relationship between Candyman and the love of his life, the reason for his death and that they are actually allowed to kiss," he said. "[Back then] it was rare that African-American male film stars got to kiss any of the white leading ladies they worked with." 

Peele's Candyman reboot is slated for a June 12, 2020 release. 

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FOX(NEW YORK) -- If you're a true fan of The Simpsons, then you already know December 17 marks the anniversary of the first-ever broadcast of the now-classic animated hit comedy, in 1989.  As we approach the show's 30th anniversary year, FXX is kicking off the celebration early with a marathon of favorite Simpsons episodes, personally selected by executive producer Al Jean.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT on Sunday, December 16, FXX will air back-to-back Simpsons episodes until midnight.  That's thirty episodes for thirty seasons, starting with the season one ninth episode, "Life in the Fast Lane," and ending with "Bart's Not Dead," a rebroadcast of the very first episode of the most recent, 30th season, which initially aired in September.  

Then one week later, FOX will air the very first The Simpsons episode ever broadcast, the holiday special "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," which initially aired on December 17, 1989.  That'll be at the show's usual air time of 8:00 ET/PT.

Also as any fan knows, The Simpsons began as a series of animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons beginning in 1987, before being spun off into their own series.  The show has since become the longest-running primetime scripted show in American television history.

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- ABC's The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition returns for a fourth season tonight. Based on the hit U.K. series The Great British Bake Off, the show features bakers from around the country competing in holiday-themed challenges as they vie for the title of America's Best Amateur Baker.

This season, the show is spicing things up -- literally -- by adding Spice Girl Emma Bunton as co-host, alongside returning host Anthony "Spice" Adams. Serving as judges: Paul Hollywood from the Great British Bake Off, and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard.

Emma tells ABC Radio that co-hosting the show, "I learnt so much, including it's not very good to have a soggy bottom!" 

"I cried as well, a few times," Bunton admits. "It's quite an emotional show, because they put so much effort into these amazing bakes and sometimes they're undercooked or they're overcooked...and they've worked so hard! Yeah, I had a little cry. I was quite emotional."

When she wasn't crying, Emma says, she was stressing out.

"It was a very tense time for [the contestants]," she explains. "I just watched the work that they put into these creations and them they get judged on top of that -- it's also a good fun show, but...yeah, it's very tense -- it's a tense show."

Judge Sherry Yard agrees the show is a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, but the contestants' skills impressed her.

"Baking is generational...we pick it up from grandmas and moms...so it's not exclusive to the professional field and I think that's what's so wonderful about the show," Yard says. "All of these bakers...they would rival professional pastry chefs because they're that serious about it." 

ABC's The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

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The cast of "This Is Us"/NBC(NEW YORK) -- For some actors, including the casts of Vice and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Thursday morning's Golden Globe nominations announcement was cause for celebration.

As is the case every year, others were left scratching their heads.

Earlier this year, actor Sterling K. Brown won a Golden Globe for his role in the NBC series This Is Us, and the show also picked up a nomination in the best drama category. This time around, however, the dramatic series was completely shut out.

Other snubs and surprises from this year's Golden Globe nominations included:

Ryan Gosling: He's previously been nominated for five Golden Globes and in 2017, he won for best comedic actor for his role in La La Land. But Gosling, who starred as Neil Armstrong in First Man, was left out of the best actor in a drama category this year. His co-star, Claire Foy, was honored with a best actress nod.

Yalitza Aparicio: Roma was ineligible for a best picture nomination but still earned nods in the best foreign language film, best director and best screenplay categories. Some expected its star, actress Yalitza Aparicio, to be nominated in the best dramatic actress category. Alas, she was not.

A Quiet Place: When it came out in April, the horror film -- directed by and co-starring John Krasinski -- began to generate awards season buzz. However, the film received just one Golden Globe nomination, for best score.

The Handmaid's Tale: The Hulu drama won for best dramatic series and best actress in a drama at this year's Golden Globes. Though Elisabeth Moss picked up a nomination in the latter category this time around, the show was shut out of the best drama category.

Atlanta: In 2017, the FX comedy-drama won the Golden Globe for best comedy. This time around, its only nod went to Donald Glover, who was recognized in the best comedic actor category.

Maniac: With an all-star cast including Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and Justin Theroux, it was easy to assume that Netflix's Maniac would receive some love from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thursday. Alas. While Stone was recognized for her role in the film The Favourite, her series received zero nominations.

Bob Odenkirk: For the first time in four years, the Better Call Saul actor wasn't nominated in the best dramatic actor category.

Westworld: Thandie Newton picked up a nomination for best supporting actress but Westworld, which was nominated for best drama in 2017, was otherwise shut out.

Debra Messing and Candice Bergen: Though the reboot of Will & Grace has been recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press in the past, Debra Messing hasn't secured her own nomination for playing Grace Adler since its original iteration went off the air. This year, not only did she earn a nomination in the comedic best actress category, so did Candice Bergen, whose series Murphy Brown returned to TV this year.

Jim Carrey: No stranger to the Golden Globes -- he's won two -- some may have been surprised to hear Carrey's name called in the best comedic actors category for his role in the Showtime series Kidding. Another perhaps unexpected name? Sacha Baron Cohen, who was recognized for his series, Who Is America?

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Christian Bale in "Vice"; Annapurna Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed their favorite Vice this morning. 

Even though it doesn't open until Christmas Day, the dark comedy starring Christian Bale as former Vice President Dick Cheney earned a leading six Golden Globe nominations, including in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay categories.  Bale and co-star Sam Rockwell earned acting nods, while Adam McKay earned Best Director and Best Screenplay nominations.

A Star Is Born, Green Book, BlacKkKlansman and the period comedy The Favourite all share the next-highest number of film nominations, with five each.  Also notable: first-time director Bradley Cooper earned a Best Director nod for A Star Is Born, as well as a Best Actor nomination for his co-starring role in the film.  Co-star Lady Gaga also earned an acting nomination, and one for Best Original Song, for "Shallow."

On the TV side, FX's latest American Crime Story installment, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, is the leading nominee with four nods, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.  FX also earned nominations for Pose and some farewell love for The Americans, making it the most-nominated TV network, with ten.  HBO and Amazon scored the next-most nods overall, with nine each.

In apparent recognition of the explosion of television and streaming outlets and the increasing quality of their offerings, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association also announced the creation of a TV equivalent to their Cecil B. DeMille Award, to be awarded for lifetime achievement in television, which will be presented at the upcoming ceremony.  No word yet on the inaugural recipient.

Sandra Oh -- herself nominated for her work in BBC America's Killing Eve -- and Andy Samberg will host the Golden Globes broadcast January 6 on NBC.

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NBC/HFPA(BEVERLY HILLS) -- Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater took turns announcing the nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards this morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

Winners will be revealed January 6 in ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and broadcast live on NBC.  Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host.

Here are this year's nominees:

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Streat Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay, Vice

Best Motion Picture – Animated
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Barry, HBO
The Good Place, (NBC
Kidding, Showtime
The Kominsky Method, Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon

Best Television Series – Drama
The Americans, FX
Bodyguard, Netflix
Homecoming
, Amazon
Killing Eve, BBC America
Pose, FX

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist, TNT
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
, FX
Escape
at Dannemora, Showtime
Sharp Objects, HBO
A Very English Scandal, Amazon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton, Dirty John
Laura Dern, The Tale
Regina King, Seven Seconds

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Roma
Shoplifters

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay, Vice
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Green Book

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Bornstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Sasha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
Jim Carrey, Kidding
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun
John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephan James, Homecoming
Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike, A Private War

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron, Tully
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“Girl in the Movies,” Dumplin’
“Requiem For A Private War,” A Private War
“Revelation," Boy Erased
“Shallow,” A Star Is Born

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

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