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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN BRUNO, Ca) -- YouTube TV is apologizing for Wednesday's internet-streaming outage during the World Cup semifinal match between England and Croatia, and is now offering a free week of service to subscribers, according to an email obtained by Deadline

“We’re really sorry for the recent YouTube TV outage during the FIFA World Cup Semifinal,” Thursday's email reads. “To help make this right, we’d like to offer you a week of free service. You’ll receive another email soon, confirming your account has been credited.”

The outage Wednesday afternoon lasted just over an hour, but YouTube TV told subscribers that they can now access the game in its entirety in their "Library" tab.

The free week of service credit amounts to $10 under the $40 per month subscription. 

During the outage, YouTube TV tweeted an initial apology, telling subscribers they "understand your frustration."

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Saban Films(NEW YORK) -- Keanu Reeves finds revenge is a dish served as cold as the Russian region that shares its name in his new movie Siberia. The film, which hits theaters and video-on-demand today, has the John Wick star playing an American diamond dealer who gets in over his head with some supremely unsavory clients.

While John Wick would be well-equipped to deal with a deal gone bad, Reeves' character Lucas Hill has no armor -- ballistic or otherwise: although married, he falls hard for an alluring Russian woman (Ana Ularu) entangling them both in this dangerous world.

Siberia director Matthew Ross tells ABC Radio of Reeves: "He's been in the cultural zeitgeist for you know, 35 years...And I think only on occasion...have directors really explored this more sensitive, vulnerable side to him."

"He's this great stoic actor -- especially in the John Wick movies, especially in the Matrix movies -- but I sort of wanted to peel the onion a little bit on the stoicism and see what was underneath."

The thriller's dark tone is worlds away from one of former journalist Ross' career milestones: helping craft "Palestinian Chicken," arguably one of Curb Your Enthusiasm's best episodes.

The episode had Larry David, his manager Jeff, and other Jewish Los Angelinos cheating on their political beliefs with the food at a particular chicken joint.

Ross, who became a story consultant on the show, recalled, "I kind of weaseled my way into a dinner at Larry's house...We just hit it off immediately, and we were just watching the Knicks you know...drinking some wine, and then eventually, I kind of...got up the courage to pitch a couple of ideas to him. And he ended up liking 'em."

"And we're friends to this day," he laughs.


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ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) -- Scarlett Johansson has apologized and announced she will no longer play a trans character in a drama called Rub and Tug, following backlash that a trans actor wasn't filling the role. 

The film follows the real-life story of Dante “Tex” Gill, who ran a massage parlor and prostitution ring in Pittsburgh in the 1970s and '80s.

Johansson had initially been defensive about the static the casting news received, noting to the website Bustle via her rep that criticism, "can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment." The comment referred to other cis-gendered performers who have played trans characters.

The actress, who was criticized for playing a traditionally Asian character in Rupert Sanders' 2017 film Ghost in the Shell, has now relented, releasing a statement to Out magazine. "In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting," she said in part, "I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project."

ScarJo continued, "Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues."

Including stats about the representation of trans characters in film declining, Johansson added, "I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film."

The Marvel movie star added that as a producer, she looks, "forward to working with every community to bring these most poignant and important stories to audiences worldwide."

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Elizabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale"/Hulu(LOS ANGELES) -- The Handmaid's Tale is the current reigning best drama champ at the Emmys, but show creator Bruce Miller says he was still surprised by the 20 Emmy nominations the dystopian Hulu series received Thursday morning.

"I wasn't expecting anything, because I'm terrified all the time that we did a terrible job," Miller told ABC Radio. "I'm always thrilled and surprised because I'm always expecting or preparing for the worst. So this was wonderful news."

After taking home the Best Drama Series prize at last year's awards, Miller premiered the second season of the series on Hulu to mixed reviews. Miller says he does read some of the negative critiques to try and improve the show -- even if the criticism hurts. 

"If you don't pay attention you don't have the kind of ammunition you need to figure out how to improve the show," he said. "It does hurt my feelings when people don't like things that I like."

Unlike last year, Miller will be competing against juggernaut Game of Thrones for best drama, but he told ABC Radio that doesn't faze him. "They've been making fantastic television for a very, very long time, and I'm just proud to be counted in the same category," he said.

The Television Academy also nominated The Handmaid's Tale stars Elisabeth Moss for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Ann Dowd for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Samira Wiley for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

"We're beyond grateful, beyond proud," Miller said. 

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- Amy Schumer isn't giving birth to a baby, but a clothing line. 

The comedian had to deny pregnancy rumors Thursday after she posted a picture of herself in a red dress on Instagram where she seems to be pointing at her stomach. The caption reads, "@leesaevansstyle and I are cookin somethin up." Fans immediately mistook the words and body language as a baby announcement.

Schumer was quick to squash the rumors in an Instagram video posted a few hours later, explaining she's actually just launching a clothing line with friend and stylist Leesa Evans. 

“I am not pregnant,” Schumer says in the video. “It looked like I was pointing to a bump or something but I’m not. Leesa Evans and I have created a clothing line for all sizes and shapes and at a chill price point. That’s what I was trying to allude to but thank you for thinking of my womb.”

She captioned the video with a joke: "I always have a bump alert."

Although Schumer married her husband Chris Fischer just last year, it doesn't seem like it's baby time just yet. 

"The best part is just having a partner and being like, 'I got a team,'" Schumer told E! News about newlywed life. "It was just me and [my dog] Tatiana and now it's cool, you got someone to go through life with together that you love and you want to be partnered up with."

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Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) -- Marvel's Black Widow stand-alone movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, has found its helmer, according to Variety: Australian director Cate Shortland, best known for the female-centric films Lore and Berlin Syndrome.

It hasn't yet been revealed whether the film will be an origin story or set after the next Avengers movie.

Shortland becomes the second female to solo direct a big-budget female-starring superhero movie, following Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins.

The Black Widow film is also just the second Marvel movie to feature a solo female superhero lead: Captain Marvel with Brie Larson, due out in 2019, is the first. Of course, Marvel's current hit, Ant-Man and The Wasp, has a female co-lead, Evangeline Lilly.

Marvel Studios is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On Saturday, the comedy that made us think differently about romantic comedies --- and hair gel -- turns 20 years old.

Sibling directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly's follow up to their gross-out comedy hits Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin, There's Something About Mary upped the ante in the over-the-top gag department -- like that infamous prom night zipper mishap -- but hid a rather sweet love story underneath its R rating.

As you may remember, Ben Stiller plays Ted, who hires a smarmy private detective, played by Matt Dillion, to find Ted's high school crush, Mary, played by Cameron Diaz. Ted's fondest memory -- and his worst one, arguably -- centered on his prom night with Mary, which ended with Ted in the hospital after the aforementioned mishap with the zipper on his rented tux. 

However, when the P.I. gets a glimpse of Mary, he soon finds, as the movie's title suggests, there's something about her: he makes a move on her -- as does pretty much every guy who crosses her path. And yes, that includes NFL legend Brett Favre.

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The movie went on to make a mint at the box office, making $176.4 million domestically that year -- making it the highest-grossing comedy of 1998, and one of the most successful R-rated comedies of all time, with a worldwide gross of more than $369 million.

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Sony Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Here are the movies opening nationwide Friday:

* Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation -- The third film in the 3D-animated franchise picks up a few months after the last one, with Dracula -- once again voiced by Adam Sandler -- taking the family on vacation, where he ends up falling in love.  Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher and Mel Brooks, all reprising their roles from the last film, are joined by new additions Kathryn Hahn and Jim Gaffigan. Rated PG.

* Skyscraper -- This action film stars Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI agent who goes to great lengths to save his family from a skyscraper after it's taken over by terrorists and set on fire. Neve Campbell also stars. Rated PG-13.

* Sorry to Bother You -- In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green, played by Lakeith Stanfield, discovers a magical key that leads to material success and into into a macabre universe. Tessa Thompson, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover and Armie Hammer also star. Rated R.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

* Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot -- Joaquin Phoenix stars in this dramedy based on the true story of John Callahan, a paralyzed alcoholic who gained a new lease on life through his passion for drawing subversive newspaper cartoons. Also starring Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black. Rated R.

* Shock and Awe -- Rob Reiner directs and stars in this drama about group of journalists who question President George Bush's justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich and Jessica Biel also star. Rated R.

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ABC/Fred Lee(LOS ANGELES) -- Ahead of its world premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal on Friday, the first trailer for the Tales from the Hood sequel has arrived.

Similar to the original 1995 film, the spooky feature will be executive produced by Spike Lee and written/produced by former Chapelle's Show directors Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott. It will also use the sinister funeral director Mr. Portifoy Simms to narrate the four short stories, which are all based on the harsh realities of the contemporary African-American experience. 

In the new trailer, Simms, who is now played by Greenleaf pastor Keith David, is heard speaking as the clip shows images of a zombie invasion, a flesh eating doll, and a live possession.

Tales from the Hood 2 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, digital and on-demand on October 2. 

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Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Claws star Niecy Nash was cheered on by fans during the ceremony for her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees on Wednesday.

"I am very, very grateful for this moment. I love my fans," Nash said at her ceremony. "I love all of you who have shown up, but I am warning you now, this star right here is just the beginning, not the ending."

Nash, who received her star on Hollywood Boulevard in the television category, said she'd dreamed about the honor since she first visited the Walk of Fame from Compton when she was 9 years old.

According to actress, actor Ed Asner happened to be there and Nash informed him then that she'd also be getting a star one day, just like him. "And he walked away, and I was yelling, 'Remember my name,'" she said.

Asner did remember. He, including producer Ryan Murphy, and Cedric the Entertainer showed up at the ceremony to celebrate with her.

"She not only deserves a star on the Walk of Fame, she deserves a star on the walk of life," Cedric the Entertainer said. "Niecy is, she really is, all things."

"She is literally a breath of fresh air in this world," Murphy said.

The Californian native has been nominated for two Primetime Emmys and won a Daytime Emmy as the producer and host of Clean House.

In addition to Claws, Nash's credits include Reno 911!, Getting On, The Soul Man, Dancing with the Stars and Scream Queens.

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, and many of the stars who will be recognized for their work come September expressed their gratitude on social media.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was nominated for his guest-starring role on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, responded to his nomination with a quip reminiscent of something Larry David's character on the comedy might say: "Pretty, pretty, pretty grateful."

Alison Brie, who stars in Netflix's GLOW, reacted to her show's Best Comedy nomination by sharing a photo from set. "GLOW was nominated for an EMMY!! And so was our INCREDIBLE #BettyGilpin!!!" she captioned it. "So proud of all my girls and of our fantastic show."

Tiffany Haddish, whose stint guest-hosting Saturday Night Live earned her her first Emmy nomination, added that she was "overjoyed." Referencing her monologue -- and a well-worn Alexander McQueen dress she wore, she noted: "I might even splurge for a new dress for this one!!" she tweeted. "Thank you everyone for your love and support! #sheready"

The 2018 Emmy Awards will broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 17. The ceremony will be hosted by Saturday Night Live stars Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Here are some other reactions:

Louie Anderson, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor for Baskets, tweeted, "I’m speechless!!! Thanks Everyone who voted @TheEmmys @FXNetworks @galifianakisz Jonathan Krisel @MarthaKelly3 @BasketsFX"

This is Us star Justin Hartley wrote, "A huge congrats to @MiloVentimiglia @SterlingKBrown and my entire @NBCThisisUs family on the @TheEmmys noms!!!! Lots of talent, hard work, and heart is poured into this incredible show.  Couldn't be prouder to be part of it!!"

Emmy winner Sterling K Brown, nominated again for This Is Us, posted a grateful video message, captioned with, "THANK YOU @TelevisionAcad ???? #Emmys #ThisIsUs"

John Legend, nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series category for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, appropriately tweeted three praying hand emoji, adding, "thank you!!"

Incidentally, Legend is one step closer to joining the very exclusive club of 12 entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, known as EGOT, with his nomination Thursday.

His wife Chrissy Teigen's show, Lip Sync Battle, was also nominated this year.

Ricky Martin, nominated for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for FX's American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, tweeted "Yes yes yes!!!!!! I’m so happy and humbled about this nomination. I think my head is about to explode. Joy joy joy THIS IS CRAZY!!! Thank you @MrRPMurphy,"

Emmy nominee RuPaul issued the following statement after the announcement:

"Making 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' is a labor of love. The fact that members of the Television Academy have recognized that passion by nominating us for 12 Emmy’s is a true honor. It takes a village, people. I want to recognize the hard work and dedication of my partners at VH1 and World of Wonder, our dedicated cast and crew, and most of all, the amazing queens that help us celebrate the heart and soul of drag. Condragulations to our fellow nominees."

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) -- Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, and many of the stars who will be recognized for their work come September expressed their gratitude on social media.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was nominated for his guest-starring role on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, responded to his nomination with a quip reminiscent of something Larry David's character on the comedy might say: "Pretty, pretty, pretty grateful."

Alison Brie, who stars in Netflix's GLOW, reacted to her show's Best Comedy nomination by sharing a photo from set. "GLOW was nominated for an EMMY!! And so was our INCREDIBLE #BettyGilpin!!!" she captioned it. "So proud of all my girls and of our fantastic show."

Tiffany Haddish, whose stint guest-hosting Saturday Night Live earned her her first Emmy nomination, added that she was "overjoyed." Referencing her monologue -- and a well-worn Alexander McQueen dress she wore, she noted: "I might even splurge for a new dress for this one!!" she tweeted. "Thank you everyone for your love and support! #sheready"

The 2018 Emmy Awards will broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 17. The ceremony will be hosted by Saturday Night Live stars Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Here are some other reactions:

Louie Anderson, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor for Baskets, tweeted, "I’m speechless!!! Thanks Everyone who voted @TheEmmys @FXNetworks @galifianakisz Jonathan Krisel @MarthaKelly3 @BasketsFX"

This is Us star Justin Hartley wrote, "A huge congrats to @MiloVentimiglia @SterlingKBrown and my entire @NBCThisisUs family on the @TheEmmys noms!!!! Lots of talent, hard work, and heart is poured into this incredible show.  Couldn't be prouder to be part of it!!"

Emmy winner Sterling K Brown, nominated again for This Is Us, posted a grateful video message, captioned with, "THANK YOU @TelevisionAcad ???? #Emmys #ThisIsUs"

John Legend, nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series category for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, appropriately tweeted three praying hand emoji, adding, "thank you!!"

Incidentally, Legend is one step closer to joining the very exclusive club of 12 entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, known as EGOT, with his nomination Thursday.

His wife Chrissy Teigen's show, Lip Sync Battle, was also nominated this year.

Ricky Martin, nominated for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for FX's American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, tweeted "Yes yes yes!!!!!! I’m so happy and humbled about this nomination. I think my head is about to explode. Joy joy joy THIS IS CRAZY!!! Thank you @MrRPMurphy,"

Emmy nominee RuPaul issued the following statement after the announcement:

"Making 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' is a labor of love. The fact that members of the Television Academy have recognized that passion by nominating us for 12 Emmy’s is a true honor. It takes a village, people. I want to recognize the hard work and dedication of my partners at VH1 and World of Wonder, our dedicated cast and crew, and most of all, the amazing queens that help us celebrate the heart and soul of drag. Condragulations to our fellow nominees."

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(OHIO) -- Authorities dropped the charges against adult film star Stormy Daniels Thursday after she was taken into custody during a performance at a strip club in Ohio, according to her lawyer, who previously called the arrest a "politically motivated" setup.

Daniels, who made headlines earlier this year over her claims of an alleged affair with President Donald Trump 12 years ago, was arrested Wednesday night while performing at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus after she allegedly allowed "a customer to touch her while on stage," her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said via Twitter early Thursday morning.

In fact, Daniels was charged with three violations of illegal sexual orientation activity in a sexually oriented business. According to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV, cops said she not only "smacked" patrons with her exposed breasts, but groped patrons. Some of those touched reportedly included law enforcement officers at the scene. 

Those charges were dropped Thursday afternoon, according to documents Avenatti posted.

ABC News reached out to Avenatti, who declined to elaborate beyond his tweets.

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CNN(LOS ANGELES) -- Just over a month after his death, famed chef Anthony Bourdain was nominated for a 2018 Emmy on Thursday.

Bourdain earned the nod for his acclaimed CNN show, Parts Unknown, a show he starred in and produced.

Bourdain is no stranger to the Emmys, his show having won the award for "Outstanding Informational Series or Special" for the past four years. Parts Unknown earned a total of six nods Thursday.

The chef and TV host took his own life on June 8 at the age of 61. He was in France filming an episode of his show at the time of his death.

His network, CNN, released a statement honoring the man after he died, noting in part, "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller."

This year's Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17.

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HBO/Helen Sloane(LOS ANGELES) -- Nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles, with Game of Thrones leading the pack with 22 nominations, followed by Saturday Night Live and Westworld with 21. 

The Handmaid’s Tale's Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam's Ryan Eggold joined Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the Academy’s Saban Media Center to read off the list of nominees. Wiley herself scored a nod for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Hosted by Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost and Michael Che, The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held Monday, September 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern time at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Here is the list of nominees in the major categories. A full list can be found here:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover - Atlanta
Bill Hader - Barry
Anthony Anderson - black-ish
William H. Macy - Shameless
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm
Ted Danson - The Good Place

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon - Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney - Mom
Issa Rae - Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish
Lily Tomlin - Grace And Frankie

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy - The Crown
Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale
Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Keri Russell - The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood - Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
Ed Harris - Westworld
Matthew Rhys - The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright - Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series:
Jessica Biel - The Sinner
Laura Dern - The Tale
Michelle Dockery - Godless
Edie Falco - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King - Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson - American Horror Story: Cult

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series:
Antonio Banderas - Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss - The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch - Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels - The Looming Tower
John Legend - Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Jesse Plemons - "USS Callister" (Black Mirror)
Jeff Daniels - The Looming Tower

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta (FX)
Barry (HBO)
Black-ish (ABC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
GLOW (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Americans (FX)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Westworld (HBO)

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