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Tapestry immortalizes “Game of Thrones”

The "Game of Thrones" tapestry depicts major scenes from all eight seasons of the hit TV series in 87 meters of embroidery.

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Suzanne Whang, former host of ‘House Hunters’ dies at 57

Her smooth, calm voice provided the narration for HGTV’s "House Hunters" for nine years.

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‘Rambo: Last Blood’ a ‘repellent piece of trash’ that, with luck, will be franchise’s final entry

Zero stars! An insanely implausible, aggressively stupid, horrific, tone-deaf nightmare — capped by one of the all-time nonsensical voiceover finales in the history of movies.

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Folake Olowofoyeku ‘Hearts’ life in the television comedy lane

Set in Detroit, "Bob Hearts Abishola" is a first of sorts for American television: Olowofoyeku, a Nigerian immigrant woman of the Yoruba tribe, plays a Nigerian immigrant woman of the Yoruba tribe.

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‘American Dreamer’: The best proof yet that, as a dramatic actor, Jim Gaffigan is ready for his closeup

The camera keeps focusing on his expressive face as the comedian plays a sad-sack rideshare driver who gets in over his head.

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The Mix: The ‘Friends’ couch, Expo Chicago and other cool things to do in Chicago Sept. 20-26

The Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival is also among the entertainment highlights in Chicago in the coming week.

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Showtime series shooting in Chicago to screen at LGBTQ Film Festival

‘Work in Progress’ co-creator and star Abby McEnany, who calls the show a ‘coming-of-age story,’ will discuss the project at Saturday’s sold-out event.

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‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’: Zach Galifianakis’ clueless alter ego just as rude on the road

Netflix movie adds a story and many more self-parodying celebs to the comedian’s tightrope walk of a talk show.

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‘7 Days to Vegas’: In both poker and comedy, gambling romp knows its stuff

A crazy wager drives the story starring actor and card player Vincent

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Fresh from ‘SNL’ firing, Shane Gillis jokes about ‘funny’ Trump assassination, Asians at NYC gig

During a stand-up set, the comedian joked: "Of all the presidents I’ve been alive for, Trump would definitely be the funniest one to see get shot. Like, without a doubt, that’d be funny. I’m not asking for that; I don’t want that to happen, but it would be funny to see."

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Chicago activist shares stories of an intersex life in Reeling film festival documentary

"A Normal Girl" describes how Pidgeon Pagonis, as an infant, was given sex-related surgeries that "made me abnormal."

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Reboots of ‘Saved By the Bell,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica’ to hit NBC’s streaming service

In addition to several new reboots, NBC’s new Peacock service will become the home of the network’s most popular shows "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation."

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‘Downton Abbey’ movie a happy homecoming

On the big screen, the highbrow soap opera’s improbabilities seem sillier and the highlights seem even more brilliant.

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‘Friends’ TV sitcom behind the scenes, ‘Red at the Bone’ and 5 more new books not to miss

Others getting plenty of buzz include Joseh Gondelman’s ‘Nice Try,’ Tracy Chevalier’s ‘A Single Thread’ and ‘Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking.’

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‘SNL’ fires recent hire Shane Gillis for his ‘offensive, hurtful’ language

A video of Gillis using a racial slur for Chinese people surfaced hours after the comedian was added as a featured player.

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‘Carnivàle’ actor Brian Turk dies at 49

Turk, who also made appearances on "Boy Meets World" and "Beverly Hills: 90210," had been battling brain cancer.

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‘Hustlers’: How do Cardi B and Lizzo fare in their big-screen acting debuts? Not badly at all.

The two pop stars don’t get a ton of screen time, but they make the most of their scenes. Lizzo even gets a chance to bust out her signature flute and play a little.

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Christie Brinkley pulls out of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ after surgery, daughter to take her place

Sailor Brinkley-Cook will replace her mother on the show. Brinkley-Cook is a model who has appeared in Sports Illustrated.

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‘Seinfeld’ coming to Netflix in 2021

The popular show about nothing will hit Netflix just as "The Office" prepares to leave the streaming platform.

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Lilly Singh promises something unusual in late night: a TV show echoing her personal experience

The new NBC host, whose show replaces Carson Daly’s, made her name on YouTube with candor and pointed humor.

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‘Ghostbusters’ sequel to focus on descendants of original film characters

Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd revealed details of the new film, saying it is expected out next year and will star Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and McKenna Grace.

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MoviePass shuts down; future is ‘unclear’

The parent company of MoviePass, said Friday in a release that it was interrupting service for all its subscribers because its efforts to seek financing have not been successful.

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From ‘Joker’ to ‘Irishman’ to ‘Frozen 2,’ 20 movies Richard Roeper can’t wait to see this fall

Watch the trailers for promising films starring Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

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‘Haunt’: Fun-seeking students the prey in a stylish Halloween gore-fest

Though it’s from the writers of "A Quiet Place," the grisly horror gem plays more like a "Saw" movie.

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‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’ pays tribute to a versatile virtuoso

The singer herself narrates the sweep through her ventures into pop, rock, country, traditional Mexican music and more.

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Neil Patrick Harris writes young adult novels, too, tackling ‘chosen families’ in his latest

‘Family is . . . finding people that care about you and that share passions and interests,’ the actor-singer-writer says of the theme of ‘The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third.’

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Asian American comic among three new ‘SNL’ cast members

Bowen Yang, who joined "SNL" last season as a staff writer, will be a featured player. He is co-host of a podcast, "Las Culturistas."

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4 books not to miss, including ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel ‘The Testaments,’ Stephen King’s latest

Also: ‘Audience of One’ by New York Times critic James Poniewozik on the history of TV and how Donald Trump used the medium to become president and ‘The Education of an Idealist’ by Samantha Power.

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Tracee Ellis Ross brings ‘Girlfriends’ to ‘black-ish’

Ross, the star of the 2000-2008 sitcom, teased the reunion in an Instagram post. The episode of ‘black-ish’ will premiere Oct. 8.

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‘Hustlers’ slickly strips down a real-life crime to sisterhood and glitter-covered hilarity

Jennifer Lopez does her best work in years, but it’s Constance Wu who anchors the story with a grounded and natural performance.

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‘Unbelievable’ a credible, exceptional story of the system helping — and harming — a rape victim

Kaitlyn Dever stars in the gripping Netflix series based on a real-life case.

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Chicago film festival to sneak-peek upcoming movies with Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Foxx, Kristen Stewart

The lineup at the October fest also features Adam Driver, Anthony Hopkins and Felicity Jones.