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Interviews

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If you're not already familiar with CW's Batwoman, it's time you got up to speed. It's not only Kate Kane in...

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Today Netflix releases one of the highest anticipated series adapted from a comic book — Raising Dion. Four...

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Maya Lynne Robinson Plays Matchmaker for a Widow in ‘The Unicorn’

This week as new TV shows make their debut, The Unicorn is one you should add your must-see list and Maya...

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Ryan Michelle Bathe on ‘First Wives Club’ and Sharing Acting Tips With Sterling K. Brown

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Comics

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Meow! Zoe Kravitz Will Play Catwoman

During much speculation after the new Batman film was announced, Warner Bros finally unveiled who will play Catwoman — Zoe Kravitz.

Robert Wisdom, June Carryl and More Star in ‘Marvel’s Helstrom’

Marvel Television and HULU have announced casting for Marvel's Helstrom  — the live-action series based on the popular Marvel comic book.

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