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Report: Michael Shannon leads the pack to play Cable in "Deadpool 2"

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By Stephen Iervolino

Getty Images/John Lamparski(LOS ANGELES) — According to the Hollywood Reporter, Man of Steel baddie Michael Shannon, who got an Oscar nomination for his work in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, is the frontrunner to star opposite Ryan Reynolds as the character Cable in 2018’s Deadpool 2.

While Reynolds himself teased during a post-credit scene that the fan-favorite character would appear in the sequel, he didn’t get into specifics.

“Amazing character,” Reynolds-as-Deadpool says. “Bionic arm, time-travel.”

He added, “We have no idea who we’re gonna cast yet. We just need a big guy with a flattop. Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren. Kiera Knightley. She’s got range. Who knows?

In the comics, Cable was from the future, and was the adult son of the X-Men’s Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, and Madelyne Pryor, a clone of the X-Men’s Jean Grey. He has a cybernetic arm and eye, and is also telepathic and telekinetic.

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"K. Oh." "Wheel of Fortune" contestant's spectacular "Streetcar" stumble

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By Stephen Iervolino

Getty Images/Paul Warner(LOS ANGELES) — A Wheel of Fortune contestant who was one letter away from solving the puzzle during Tuesday’s show added an X-rated twist to the title of a Tennessee Williams classic.

With “A STREETCAR NA_ED DESIRE” on the board, Kevin made an embarrassing — and unfortunately for him, now viral — misstep: he asked for a “k.”

No, the the literary classic is not called “A Streetcar Naked Desire.”

The next contestant, Lisa, guessed “m” for the win.

“And although you got the right answer, I’d rather see Kevin’s play, but that’s just me.” host Pat Sajak quipped to Lisa, laughing.

Kevin still walked away with $1,000 — as well as a lifetime supply of embarrassment.

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Hasta la vista, baby: Insiders say studio's pulling plug on "Terminator" Series

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By Stephen Iervolino

Paramount Pictures/Melinda Sue Gordon(LOS ANGELES) — Arnold most likely won’t be back. Paramount, which owns the rights to the Terminator series, has reportedly terminated the Schwarzenegger series.

Arnold’s last go-round as the killing machine, Terminator: Genysis, reportedly cost $115 million to make, but earned less than $90 million domestically. Overseas, however, the movie — which also starred Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones — actually did well, bringing its total take to more than $450 million.

However, the New York Daily News reports Paramount execs had an option to bring back Arnold and Emilia, the latter who played savior of humanity’s baby mama Sarah Connor, for another film, but shelved it.

While another studio could potentially scoop up the rights and have a go at the Terminator franchise, a source tells the paper, “It would need an independent production company to think about making this, and asking Arnie back at age 70 to play that again may be a tough ask.”

Schwarzenegger, who first played the titular killing machine in 1984’s James Cameron original, most recently headlined a low-rated Celebrity Apprentice reboot for NBC, a job that found him in the sights of none other than that show’s former host, President Donald Trump.

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"Gong Show" creator & TV pioneer Chuck Barris dead at 87

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Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chuck Barris, the TV producer responsible for The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and most famously, The Gong Show, which he hosted, has died, a family rep confirmed to ABC News. He was 87.

Barris was born in Philadelphia and got his start in TV working for American Bandstand. He formed his own production company in 1965 launching The Dating Game that year, and The Newlywed Game the following year.

While his shows became fixtures of American pop culture, Barris himself became a star in the 1970s with the launch of The Gong Show, a talent show he hosted with his own inscrutable, wacky style. It featured the schlockiest acts imaginable whose task was to stay on stage long enough not to be gonged off by panelists.

In 1984 Barris published a purported autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, in which, among other things, he claimed to have been an assassin for the CIA in the 1960s and 1970s. The book was adapted into a film in 2002 that was George Clooney’s directorial debut.

Barris also was a songwriter, composer of Freddy Cannon’s #3 1962 hit “Palisades Park.”

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Cher to star in new Lifetime movie about Flint, Michigan water crisis

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By Stephen Iervolino

Getty Images/Brian Stukes(LOS ANGELES) — Cher has been an outspoken advocate for the people of Flint, Michigan, during the water crisis they’ve been suffering through since 2014. Now, she’s going to executive produce and star in a Lifetime movie about the situation.

Called Flint, the movie is inspired by a Time magazine cover story about three women from Flint who tried to expose the mishandling of the city’s water supply, which lead to the residents unknowingly drinking contaminated water. The women’s actions inspired a national call for safe drinking water. Production on the film begins in April in Toronto. No air date has been announced yet.

In early 2016, Cher teamed up with Icelandic Glacial spring water to donate more than 181 thousand bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan.

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