Yesterday’s News: Oscar Nominations Dominate News (You too, Dick Poop!)


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Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.

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Oscar nominations announced


Oscar nominations announced and it seems like they really mucked it up this year (do critics say that every year?) (The Wrap).
Russo Brothers confirm Scarlett Johansson to return for Captain America: Civil War (Comic Book Movie).
Tom Hardy drops out of Suicide Squad (THR).
Jake Gyllenhaal being courted to replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad (The Wrap).
Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel set to star in Lion based on the book A Long Way Home (EW).
Sundance Selects acquires US rights to The Seven Five (Indiewire).
Focus Features developing Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt with Jeff Tremaine attached to direct (THR).
Focus Features move Anne Rice adaptation Christ the Lord to March 11, 2016 (Deadline).
Critics’ Choice Awards name Boyhood best picture (THR).


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USA cancels Benched


Cirque du Soleil signs development deal with 20th Century Fox to develop  new and innovative live-action primetime scripted television projects (THR).
USA cancels Benched (EW).
Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke land series regular roles on CBS’ Zoo (THR).
Travel Channel sets March 15 premiere date for new series Breaking Borders (The Wrap).
First image from Thunderbirds Are Go!, just in case you were concerned that you didn’t have enough nightmare fodder (Empire).
USA orders six episodes of comedy series Donny! starring Donny Deutsch (THR).
Tara Reid and Ian Ziering sign on to reprise roles in Sharknado 3 because, honestly, what else were they going to do (EW).
Syfy adapting novel Spin into miniseries with Jim Uhls writing (THR).
Luis Guzman and Finesse Mitchell book recurring guest roles on Roadies (The Wrap).
USA plans to revive WWE Tough Enough (Deadline).
James Martinez joins the cast of Queen of the South (Deadline).
E! renews The Royals two months before its premiere (THR).
RIP: Director Jimmy Durante dies at 93 (THR).
Bravo renews Flipping Out, Married to Medicine, and Real Housewives of Orange County because America loves trash (The Wrap).
Bravo’s Odd Mom Out to premiere June 8 (Deadline).
Rick Gonzalez lands series regular role on ABC Family’s Tough Cookie; Jordan Hinson and Amy Sedaris join the cast of Kevin from Work (Deadline).
Russell T. Davies to write TV miniseries The Boys (Variety).
NBC green lights dramas The Curse of the Fuentes Women and Love is a Four Letter Word (Deadline).
Esquire renews Car Matchmaker, Boundless, and Running of the Bulls (The Wrap).
Tristin Mays books recurring role on The Vampire Diaries (THR).
Comedy Central orders comedy pilot Detroiters (Deadline).
RIP: Director, producer Wes Kenney dies at 89 (Variety).

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Second trailer for Get Hard


New trailer for Anarchy (The Film Stage).
Second trailer for Get Hard (Coming Soon).
Trailer for Syfy’s The Expanse (THR).
Trailer for USA’s Complications (EW).
Trailer for Bravo’s Odd Mom Out (EW).
Season 3 trailer for Bates Motel (Indiewire).


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Derek was the only engineer at Northeastern University taking a class on German film and turning a sociology research paper into an examination of Scorsese’s work. Still living in Boston, MA, he blatantly abuses his Netflix account, but can never seem to get his Instant Queue below 200. He continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.