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Laurence Fishburne Is Starring as Author Alex Haley in A+E’s ‘Roots’ Remake

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Deadline reports that Laurence Fishburne will be playing the role of author Alex Haley in A&E’s upcoming remake of Roots. The original eight-episode miniseries adaption, which debuted in 1977, is based off Haley’s novel, Roots: The Saga of An American Family — a narrative of American slavery and the life of the character Kunta Kinte, who’s captured in the Gambia and sold into slavery once on American soil.
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Give the Reddit User Who Photoshopped Every ‘Game of Thrones’ Character Into Nicolas Cage a Nobel

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Hats off to CarlosDanger100, the brave Reddit poster who finally stepped up and did what somebody should have months — nay, years — ago: photoshopped the entire cast of Game of Thrones into Nicolas Cage in period costume. Find the full roster here, from Tyrion Cage to Arya Cage to, finally, just plain Cage (née Hodor). It’s like the best Face/Off sequel ever, with more dragons and no John Travolta!
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10 TV Events to Look Out For in July

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There’s a shocking amount of new and returning shows in July, far too many to keep up with (especially considering all the leftover episodes from June), but if you stick to Netflix and Comedy Central, you’ll get everything you need. Still, here are ten TV premieres to keep an eye on, from Hannibal Buress’ new comedy to the return of Sundance’s flawless drama Rectify.
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CBS’ Animal Apocalypse Drama ‘Zoo’ Is Just Silly Enough to Be Fun

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Here’s a disclaimer: Even if Zoo were the worst television series of the year, I would still watch every single episode. It’s an entrant in the ever-growing apocalyptic genre, a dramatic series that hinges on conniving lions and murderous kittens. Its hero is a zoologist, it proposes “controversial” theories about animals, and a woman gets fired for having a blog. It is ridiculous, and it is ridiculously fun.
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NBC Officially Dumps Donald Trump

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Though it may have been fun ten years ago to watch Donald Trump purse his lips, make a diminutive hand gesture, and nasally intone, “You’re fired,” the figurehead of the wealth gap has become a slightly harder character to toss aside with a hearty guffaw or eye-roll: his status as a presidential candidate means the inanity it’s so easy to laugh at could potentially govern us.
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