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Watch Daniel Radcliffe Bust Out Some Serious Rap Skills on ‘Tonight Show’
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Daniel Radcliffe has played Harry Potter in eight films now, but his rote-perfect recitation of Blackalicious’ tongue-twisting rap standard “Alphabet Aerobics” on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ might be his most magical performance yet. More

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Talking fall TV with Sarah Rodman
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Hey, look! It’s a new sitcom based on your “typical Boston family,” so you know there will be plenty of references to Boston sports teams and Dunkin’ Donuts and probably some awful attempts at Bahstun accents. Sarah Rodman from the Boston Globe joined us this morning to talk about The McCarthys and some other TV shows. More

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Halloween in New England According to ’80s and ’90s Television Specials
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Television can tell us a lot about ourselves, our region and our communities here in New England. Most of what it tells us is gibberish but, hey, moving pictures! It’s intellectual candy corn and we are going to eat the whole bag. Here are the big lessons we learned from our seasonal classic TV binge:

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Michael Keaton from ‘Batman’ to ‘Birdman’: Recovering Sitcom Actor or Future Oscar Winner?
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Growing up, one of the great thrills of Oscar watching came during moments when lowly sitcom stars and comedians received awards attention. It felt like a validation of the things I watched with my friends, an acknowledgement that these performers – whether it was Bill Murray, or former “Fresh Prince” Will Smith – were just as worthy, and capable of the sorts of pathos, as traditional dramatic actors. More

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More than 86,000 People Applied to be ‘Game of Thrones’ Extras
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When “Game of Thrones” producers put out an audition notice seeking 600 extras for a climactic battle scene to be filmed in Spain, they expected a big response. But even they couldn’t have counted on over 86,000 people applying.
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Why Leslie Jones is the New Hire ‘SNL’ Desperately Needed
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Late yesterday “Saturday Night Live” announced it had hired comedian Leslie Jones as a featured player, starting with this weekend’s show hosted by Jim Carrey. Jones, who was hired as a writer in early 2014 after losing out on a cast spot to current featured player Sasheer Zamata, has made several appearances on the show already, the first of which — a Weekend Update appearance discussing slavery and body image for contemporary black women – engendered quite a bit of controversy. But it’s that controversial edge that makes Jones such a great hire for “SNL.”
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Woo Hoo! ‘Simpsons World’ App Launches With Every Episode Tomorrow
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Two months after the phenomenal success of FXX’s “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon, FX announced the long-planned Simpsons World app and website, featuring every episode, curated playlists and a high-level search function that lets users search by character, actor, and (eventually) line from among 3,000 clips.
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