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Coming to Hulu in June: 'Star Trek: Beyond,' 'Blue Velvet' and more

Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine and John Cho in Star Trek: Beyond.

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Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine and John Cho in Star Trek: Beyond.

Cancel all your plans, Hulu is stocking up on favorite films from the ‘80s and ‘90s (plus a few newer flicks and originals).

Blue Velvet: A severed ear. A sultry, beautiful lounge singer. A clean-cut college kid, and a sleepy town with a seedy underbelly. You guessed it -- the 1986 film is from David Lynch, co-creator of Twin Peaks. June 1

Twin Peaks: Why Showtime's revival is poised for success

Charlotte's Web: The greatest children's movie about talking animals of all time. This is the 1973 version, which is far superior than all the versions that came after it. June 1

Muppets from Space: I'm getting to that age where I start to relate to the trials and tribulations of certain Muppet characters. Also, the soundtrack to this 1999 kids movie is fire. Pepe the King Prawn is the GOAT. June 1

Star Trek: Beyond: Probably the only film to use Beastie Boys' Sabotage to defeat a swarm of murderous alien warlords. June 17

Tarzan: YOU'LL BEEEE IN MYYY HEART! June 23

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Coming to Netflix in June: 'Moana,' 'Orange is the New Black' Season 5 and more

In Disney's Moana, a spirited teenager sets out on a quest to become a master way-finder and save her beloved island. She meets a stubborn demi-god along the way.

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In Disney's Moana, a spirited teenager sets out on a quest to become a master way-finder and save her beloved island. She meets a stubborn demi-god along the way.

It's almost summer in Florida, and that means you're either soaking up the sun poolside or closing all the blinds and pretending it's not 95 degrees outside.

We choose the latter, so it's a good thing Netflix is stocking up on new original shows cult movies to get us through the lazy days.

The Sixth Sense: M. Night Shyamalan's greatest film also includes one of the best movie twists of all time. A horror flick, a thriller and a heartbreaking drama all wrapped in a nice package with a cute little boy proclaiming "I see dead people." June 1

Orange is the New Black Season 5: We are still reeling from the cliffhanger Season 4 finale, where the ladies of Litchfield lost a beloved friend and started to riot against the prison guards. The series may have steered away from its comedy roots, but it remains one of the best shows and most relevant shows on television. June 9

Moana: Disney's newest animated film is better than Frozen and includes the funniest animated chicken on the big screen. Don't @ me. June 20 …

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Meet George Jetson again: 'Jetsons' animated movie hires 'Sausage Party' director

Warner Bros.' "Jetsons" movie is moving forward after the studio hired Conrad Vernon to develop the animated film.

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Warner Bros.' "Jetsons" movie is moving forward after the studio hired Conrad Vernon to develop the animated film.

Everyone's favorite futuristic family is finally coming to the big screen again. 

We will get to meet the Jetsons again after Warner Bros. announced the hiring of Conrad Vernon to develop the animated film adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera television series, according to Variety.

Vernon, who may also have a hand in directing the adaptation, co-directed the wildly popular R-rated "Sausage Party," which grossed $140 million worldwide on a $19 million budget.

He has also co-directed "Shrek 2," "Monsters vs. Aliens," and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."

Warner Bros. has been working hard to move forward on an animated film on the iconic space family, hiring Matt Lieberman to write the script in 2015. 

The original show aired for one season on ABC in 1962-63 and was revived for two more seasons in the 80s. The cartoon was set in 2062 in Orbit City and followed the futuristics lives of George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson. And of course, Rosie the Robot (the best character). …

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What to watch this week: 'Still Star-Crossed' on ABC, 'House of Cards' Season 5

Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey in House of Cards Season 5.

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Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey in House of Cards Season 5.

MONDAY

SEASON PREMIERE: Whose Line Is It Anyway?, 9 p.m., CW: The new season starts with Tony Hawk and comedian Heather Anne Campbell.

SERIES PREMIERE: Still Star-Crossed, 10 p.m., ABC: This new Shonda Rhimes period drama follows the fallout after the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The rivalry between the Montague and Capulet families escalates as a new young royal takes the throne.

TUESDAY

SEASON PREMIERE: House of Cards, 3 a.m., Netflix: The hit political drama is back for a fifth season, and the Underwoods are more ruthless and conniving than ever. Now, there are just two weeks left until the election that decides whether President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and First Lady Claire (Robin Wright) get to stay in the White House.

REVIEW: The Underwoods bring the terror in House of Cards Season 5

SEASON PREMIERE: America's Got Talent, 8 p.m., NBC: The 12th season opens with Tyra Banks hosting the nationwide talent show.

SEASON PREMIERE: Animal Kingdom, 9 p.m., TNT: In the second season premiere, a risky heist misfires and the boys blame Smurf, which rattles the family. …

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Review: The Underwoods bring the political terror in 'House of Cards' Season 5

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in House of Cards Season 5 on Netflix.

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in House of Cards Season 5 on Netflix.

The ruthless Frank and Claire Underwood are back, continuing their own form of terror inside and outside of the White House.

The fifth season of Netflix's political drama House of Cards premieres Tuesday, proving once again it pulls no punches when it comes to portraying loathsome fictional politicians and our infuriatingly complex system of government.

Given that our current political climate often feels like a TV show, the Underwoods may now seem compassionate and reasonable politicians. But don't be fooled by Frank's (Kevin Spacey) Southern charm or Claire's (Robin Wright) chilly poise. They've plotted their entire lives to get to the West Wing, and they aren't about to let silly little things like voters get in their way of keeping the presidency.

Last season, President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) chose his wife (Robin Wright) as his vice presidential running mate, survived an assassination attempt by a former newspaper reporter he helped put in prison and pushed the bounds of the U.S. Constitution to the breaking point by trying to thwart an investigation into his "crooked path to the White House." …

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Bono visits with former President George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush and Bono.

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Former President George W. Bush and Bono.

A surprising photo showed up Friday on former President George W. Bush's Instagram feed. Apparently Bono made a visit to the ranch.

"Bono is the real deal," Bush captioned his Instagram photo. (Yes, he has an Instagram account.) "He has a huge heart and a selfless soul, not to mention a decent voice. @laurawbush and I are grateful he came to the ranch to talk about the work of @thebushcenter, @onecampaign, @PEPFAR, and our shared commitment to saving lives in Africa."

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What to watch this weekend: 'House of Cards' returns Tuesday, 'Still Star Crossed'

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Season 5 of House of Cards on Netflix.

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Season 5 of House of Cards on Netflix.

They all fall down: House of Cards

The fifth season of the Emmy-nominated drama House of Cards premieres Tuesday, just in time for us to escape to another surreal political reality. Follow the explosive and gruesome fourth season finale, First Lady Claire (Robin Wright) and President Frank (Kevin Spacey) Underwood are gearing up for the 2016 election to keep their place in the White House. Not only are the Underwoods seeking re-election, they're declaring a war on terror (namely the fictional Islamic Caliphate Organization) and fending off pesky rumors about their past. Except, as House of Cards fans already know, they aren't rumors. Frank Underwood really did kill a congressman and a prying journalist. For those wondering whether this season can even compare to the shenanigans in our own White House, fear not. Like Frank said at the end of Season 4, they make the terror. 3 a.m. Tuesday, Netflix.

After Romeo and Juliet: Still Star-Crossed …

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Your weekly roundup of the best (and worst) pop culture news

Look at these shoulders, people.

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Look at these shoulders, people.

Back in 2014, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o sat next to each other at Miu Miu fashion show. A photo of the two stars looking extra fabulous became an instant meme on Tumblr, with one user saying, "They look like they're in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker."

Two years later, that buddy film concept made its way to Twitter.

Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj


This caught the attention of Nyong'o, who said she was down for the idea if Rihanna was game (she was.)

I'm down if you are @rihanna https://t.co/vwHBWeCbFZ

I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL


And through viral determination, Twitter users built their own movie and put together a dream team of black women. All of us thank you.
"After a dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed a film project pairing Grammy winner Rihanna with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, in a concept that began as a Twitter sensation," Entertainment Weekly reported.  "Ava DuVernay (Selma) will direct, and Issa Rae (Insecure) is writing the screenplay." …

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It's not safe to be Seal on Shark Week

A Discovery promotion for Shark Week showed a computer animated version of Seal being eaten by a shark.

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A Discovery promotion for Shark Week showed a computer animated version of Seal being eaten by a shark.

No seals can escape the jaws of a great white during Shark Week — not even Seal.

The annual shark-themed binge watch is premiering July 23 this year, and to promote the program, Discovery released this ad featuring everyone's favorite oceanic-mammal-themed pop artist: Seal.

Don't worry, Seal was not harmed in the making of this video (as far as we know). Nor was Snuffy, the first seal to meet his "fate" during Shark Week in 2013.

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'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland denies anorexia accusation

Sarah Hyland attends the 2nd Annual InStyle Awards at The Getty Center in Los Angeles in October. Hyland posted on social media May 24, 2017, that her skinny appearance lately is due to a medical condition.

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Sarah Hyland attends the 2nd Annual InStyle Awards at The Getty Center in Los Angeles in October. Hyland posted on social media May 24, 2017, that her skinny appearance lately is due to a medical condition.

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland says her skinny appearance lately is due to a medical condition.

The 26-year-old says in a social media post that critics have accused her of promoting anorexia in pictures she's posted. Without being specific, Hyland says she has "basically been on bed rest for the past few months" and has lost muscle mass. She says her face is swollen from medication that is saving her life.

She adds that she strives "to be as healthy as possible" but hasn't "had the greatest year."

Hyland stars as Lisa Houseman in ABC's TV movie remake of Dirty Dancing.

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Video: 'Hamilton' cast sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate 'Stars Wars' 40th Anniversary

The cast of Hamilton sang a rendition of "Happy Birthday" for Star Wars' 40th Anniversary.

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The cast of Hamilton sang a rendition of "Happy Birthday" for Star Wars' 40th Anniversary.

What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original release of Stars Wars than with the cast of Hamilton singing "Happy Birthday?"

Right, there is none. 

The anniversary dates to the May 25, 1977 release of the first film of the series. The movie was followed by two sequels, "The Empire Strikes Back," released on May 21, 1980 and "Return of the Jedi," released on May 25, 1983. 

In the latest episode of Lucasfilm's web series, "The Star Wars Show" a number of birthday wishes flood in for the franchise, including ones from comedian Paul Scheer and another from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld.

But it's the cast of Hamilton that opens up the episode with their singing rendition. 

Check out the video below: 

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The winner of 'Survivor: Game Changers?' It has to be Jeff Probst

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The winner of Survivor: Game Changers is ... Jeff Probst. Because after 34 seasons, this show is still great and creates great arguments. And good ole cool as a cucumber Jungle Jeff steers it all masterfully.

But Tampa Bay fans are more interested in whether local lawyer and ex-Buccaneer Brad Culpepper came out on top. After winning five  count 'em five  challenges, Culpepper made probably the most serious error in taking Sarah Lacina, the 33-year-old police officer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the finals with him.

Sarah dominated the season strategically and was rewarded for it by a jury that saw Brad's social game fall apart and Troy "Troyzan" Robertson as a non-entitiy in the finals to take home the million dollar prize.

It may have created peace at home since both Brad and Monica Culpepper have the same track record on Survivor of making it to the end and losing in the final vote. It can't help that he said "I don't need the money," before the vote. I suspect that could have hurt Monica's final vote as well. …

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'Top Gun' sequel? Tom Cruise says it starts filming soon

Tom Cruise starred in "Top Gun" in 1986, and said he'll begin work on a sequel within the next year.

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Tom Cruise starred in "Top Gun" in 1986, and said he'll begin work on a sequel within the next year.

Tom Cruise is once again feeling the need for speed.

According to his interview on Australian television, a sequel to his 1986 blockbuster Top Gun will begin filming within the next year.

"It's true," Cruise told the hosts of Sunrise, who asked about the rumored sequel, and seemed shocked when the star provided such a direct answer.

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year". #sun7 pic.twitter.com/X17xvxz4Q4

Top Gun, which starred Cruise as a Navy fighter pilot alongside Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer, helped propel him to international mega-stardom. 

If you want to see the original Top Gun, it's playing Thursday at St. Petersburg's Movies In The Park.

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Watch: Just a whole lot of Roger Moore being an extremely cool James Bond

Roger Moore filming on location in England in 1972.

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Roger Moore filming on location in England in 1972.

Debates over who played James Bond the best will go on for at least as long as the Bond franchise itself — and there's no sign of that coming to an end any time soon.

There is, of course, an argument to be made for Roger Moore, and people are making it all over the Internet this morning in the wake of Moore's death at 89.

I'm going to stay out of the fray on that one, and simply admire this video of Moore in action as 007, a role he played in seven films over 12 years with more fun and humor than any other Bond, while managing to keep the suave turned up to 11.

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Interview: Felicia Day talks internet geekdom, her path to 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' before Megacon Orlando

Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix.

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Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix.

Felicia Day said her entire career path was influenced by the pre-internet role-playing game series Ultima.

"When I was a kid I was homeschooled, so not a lot of friends in real life, but a lot of computers around the house," she said. "We played Ultima, where you created an avatar of yourself and explored fantasy worlds."

The game, first released in 1981, is an open-world series with an almost limitless amount of quests. For Day, 37, it was her first foray into a fandom.

This pre-social media fantasy game sparked Day's interest in being a part of the community  and eventual internet community — of gamer geeks.

"My brother and I were really addicted to it," Day said. "I loved the game so much I wanted to share it with other people."

Day is now considered a pioneer of the online geek community. She's best known as the writer, star and producer of her hugely popular web series, The Guild, which is loosely based off her life as a gamer. She also had roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural and on the web musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. And she's back in the spotlight as Kinga Forrester on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival on Netflix. …

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