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Kevin Spacey cut from CBS ‘Carol Burnett Show’ anniversary special

Kevin Spacey was officially removed from CBS’ upcoming special celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show.”

Entertainment Weekly confirmed Wednesday the 58-year-old actor has been cut from the previously recorded show after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple people.

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Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton Reportedly Caught With Cocaine at Los Angeles Airport

According to TMZ, actor Charlie Heaton, currently starring in Stranger Things 2 as beleaguered older brother Jonathan Byers, was allegedly found with cocaine in his luggage after deboarding a flight from the United Kingdom to Los Angeles last Saturday.

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Netflix scout for Narcos TV show found shot dead in Mexico

Company confirms death of location manager Carlos Muñoz Portal in Temascalapa in central Mexico.

A location manager working for the Netflix series Narcos has been killed while searching for places to film when the show moves from Colombia to Mexico for its fourth season.

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‘Narcos’ Boss on How the Story of the Cali Cartel Unfolds in Season 3

Filming Has Begun for a Miniseries Based on Jailed Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’

The life of the Mexican drug kingpin is being brought to television screens in a drama co-produced by Netflix and Univision.

While the real Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is locked up in a cold, tiny cell in New York, his career as a drug lord apparently over, his fictional counterpart is free and in top form in Colombia, where the Univision network and Netflix are filming a television series about his life.

Ironically, Guzman’s re-arrest in 2016 — after two dramatic prison escapes — has created such a bloody power struggle for his Sinaloa cartel in Mexico that the series’ producers thought it would be safer to film in Colombia, the country that used to be the epicenter of the hemisphere’s drug violence.

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‘Gilmore Girls’ revival pics finally take us home to Stars Hollow

It’s been an eventful few months for Gimore Girls fans, from the announcement that the series was getting a Netflix revival to its growing cast list and the constant question of Melissa McCarthy’s involvement. The revival, which consists of four seasonally-themed movies, is currently in production and doesn’t have a release date — but new set photos prove that all is well, and the Gilmore world is very much alive.

Stars Hollow

The fictional small town fans all wanted to move to is still hosting hilarious town hall meetings and eccentric festivals for every occasion, populated once again by lovable weirdos including Miss Patty, Babette and Kirk.

‘Stars Hollow: The Musical’ is an excellent Idea for a spinoff…

The Gilmore home

Since the death of Richard (the late Edward Herrmann), life looks different to the widowed Emily (Kelly Bishop) — but her style and living room bar remain as classy as ever.

Who else could repose so regally while resting at home?

IMAGE: NETFLIX

(Insert snide comment about Lorelai here)

The future

Rory is a teacher, not Cristiane Amanpour, and Lorelai and Luke are finally together (again!). How did they get there — and will these life changes stick?

Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson, smiling as if their characters haven’t broken our hearts before.

‘Good morning, class. Today we’ll be reading a novel by the writer Jess Mariano. Funny story…’

Netflix to join Internet Slowdown protest Sept 10

Netflix has joined the “Internet Slowdown Day” protest against the FCC potentially allowing Internet “slow” and “fast” lanes. Scheduled for this Wednesday, September 10, Netflix and other participating sites will demonstrate what a two-tiered Web might look like, by running simulated page-loading icons on its pages.

Other websites taking part include the ACLU, I Can Has Cheezburger, Digg, Etsy, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Reddit, Upworthy, Urban Dictionary, Vimeo, and WordPress. Porn sites Pornhub, Redtube and Youporn will also be involved. Note:

The slowdown will only be simulated, not actual—the spinning “loading” icons you’ll see on those sites are entirely symbolic.

The idea behind the Internet Slowdown is to galvanize public support to save “net neutrality,” preventing carriers from making bandwidth distinctions between companies who pay for carriage (fast lane) and those who do not (slow lane).

The FCC has been struggling to redefine net neutrality after its old rules were struck down earlier this year.

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Companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter have already been lobbying the FCC to save net neutrality. The idea of allowing Internet fast and slow lanes is being advocated by some major U.S. cable and broadband carriers, who would profit by charging a premium for higher-speed carriage.

Citing “Team Cable” (AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon) as the enemy, Internet Slowdown co-organizer Fight for the Future is trying to rally all Americans behind its September 10 protest.

“Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit,” says a declaration on the organization’s home page. “To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic ‘loading’ icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of calls and emails to lawmakers.”

Given that the FCC has shown itself open to allowing cable companies to charge for preferred fast access, the stakes are high in the net neutrality debate. Hence the timing:

The Internet Slowdown Day protest takes place just five days before the FCC closes second-round comments into the net neutrality issue.