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Inside the game-changing ‘Exorcist’ twist you didn’t see coming

At first glance, the TV iteration of The Exorcist seemed completely unconnected to the 1973 film that has terrified audiences for decades, but Friday's episode of the Fox thriller revealed that the show isn't a reimagining — it's a sequel. The final moments of episode 5, "Through My Most Grievous Fault," dropped the bombshell that Geena Davis' character, Angela Rance, is actually Regan MacNeil — the 12-year-old girl who was possessed in William Peter Blatty's original novel and the subsequent film adaptation.  Just as Angela/Regan shared this shocker with Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) at church, her mother, Chris MacNeil (Sharon Gless) showed up on the Rance family's doorstep, looking for her daughter.  Read more... More about Geena Davis , The Exorcist , Entertainment , and Tv [...]

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ star breaks down that pitch perfect Beyonce-esque opening number

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend started with a bang. Or, more accurately, the second season of the cult fave began moments after said backseat bang between Rebecca (Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom) and Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III), following her revelation that actually, funny story, she did move across the country for him. No big deal! Thanks to a little table-turning, Rebecca is able to talk Josh into not caring so much about that inconveniently timed personal revelation, and the premiere finds that the two have subsequently slid right into a no-strings-attached casual thing, with Josh crashing on her couch and Rebecca plotting a happily ever after once again.  Read more... [...]

Hello, what have we here: Is Lando finally getting his due?

"No one's going to play Lando Calrissian but me," Billy Dee Williams said, rapping his cane on the floor for emphasis.  This was early 2013; Star Wars fans were still digesting the news that the as-yet-unnamed Episode VII would be hitting cineplexes. Nobody knew which characters would be returning. But Billy Dee, then 76, felt a strong sense of possession over his most famous character —the one he had played not just in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi , but also in a half-dozen videogames, Mad TV and Robot Chicken .  When we met, he was waiting for a call from Lucasfilm that never came.  Read more.. [...]
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