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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Stewart loves that she can complain about her new movie, “Underwater.” Stewart says it’s a horror movie and the cast was “genuinely together just suffering." Part of that was because of the heavy suits and helmets they all had to wear. Stewart felt sorry for director William Eubank, a young filmmaker who has done one other movie. Stewart says Eubank had to deal with six or seven actors complaining to him all the time about how miserable they were. “Underwater” opens today.


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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Dave Burd already found fame as rapper Lil Dicky, releasing music with some of the genre's biggest names. Now he's taking his comical and relatable style to television with his self-titled series “Dave,” set to debut on FXX in the spring. Burd has some big names in his corner on the project, with Kevin Hart and music manager Scooter Braun serving as executive producers. Hart says Burd is a star with unreal comedic talent and timing. Braun has tapped his contacts to land Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian West, Tierra Whack and YG for cameo appearances.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Retired university dean and actress Tommie “Tonea" Stewart has been appointed to the Alabama school board by Gov. Kay Ivey. Ivey's office announced the appointment Tuesday. Ivey appointed Stewart to replace longtime school board member Ella Bell who died in November. Stewart served as the dean and a professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Alabama State University. Prior to her tenure as dean, she served as chair and a professor in ASU’s Department of Theatre Arts. Her television and film credits include appearances in the films “A Time to Kill" and “Just Mercy."


PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A TV executive who has been tallying the growth in TV series says it has reached a point of being certifiably “bananas.” FX chief John Landgraf said at a TV critics meeting Thursday that the estimated number of scripted programs exceeded 500 for the first time. Landgraf is credited with coining the phrase “peak TV” and has often warned that more is not better. Landgraf says there were 532 scripted drama and comedy series in 2019 on all platforms, including broadcast, cable and streaming. That's a 7 percent increase over 2018. When FX started its tracking in 2010, there were 216 shows.


PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Comedian Chris Rock says he was surprised and grateful to be asked to join the FX series "Fargo." But don't expect a ton of laughs. He describes the show as “a straight-ahead drama” where the comedy is “always more ironic.” The fourth season of “Fargo” is set in 1950 and Rock will play the head of a criminal syndicate who has struck an uneasy peace with a rival group. A death forces the unraveling of their plans. The series will premiere in April. Rock says he was grateful show runner Noah Hawley picked him “because he could have offered it to kind of anybody.” The series is inspired by the 1996 black comedy film and over the years has attracted stars including Bill Bob Thornton, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson and Ewan McGregor.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, the spiritual guru and bestselling author, ended her campaign on Friday, weeks before voting begins, saying she did not want to make it tougher for a progressive to win. She also said she doesn’t believe she would be able to gain enough support in the upcoming contests to make a difference in the race to challenge President Donald Trump. Williamson has barely registered in the polls and struggled in fundraising since launching her bid for president last January. She laid off her entire staff from her campaign at the end of last year, but continued to appear at campaign events in Iowa and New Hampshire in recent weeks. Her decision leaves 13 candidates remaining in the primary.

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