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It's hard to make good TV about Silicon Valley and its predecessors. Especially a drama. Watching a bunch of nerds talk about coding and CPUs is appealing to a only a painfully small fraction of the population -- but someone definitely thought that same thing about advertising before Matthew Weiner trundled into AMC and pitched Mad Men. That show proved even the most boring subject matter could be riveting with the right approach.

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Few people had a closer relationship with Carrie Fisher than her dog, Gary, who was a fixture alongside the actress on the red carpet, as well as onstage at events. Gary was in attendance with Fisher's former assistant Corby McCoin last night for an LA showing of the latest Star Wars film (in X-Wing pilot cosplay, no less), during which the dog's ears repeatedly perked up during the scenes featuring General Leia.

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The Russo Brothers, directors of Captain America: Civil War as well as Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel, just purchased the rights to The Electric State, an illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag. Andy Muschietti, director of It, is in talks to direct, and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, writers of the Russo's Marvel movies, will adapt the screenplay.

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Today's announcement of Disney and Fox's monumental deal raises a lot of questions. For example: What are the regulatory implications of dismantling one of Hollywood's biggest film studios? But another question has to do with one of Marvel's filthiest characters, Deadpool, who's since become a valuable Fox asset. Well, we can (probably) rest easy, as it looks like Disney plans on keeping Wade Wilson's potty mouth around.