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Lucille Ball Stole the Show in a ’40s Cult Classic Before ‘I Love Lucy’

Dorothy Arzner's cult classic about two competing dancers showcases all of Lucille Ball's many talents.

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USA Network Never Should've Abandoned Its 'Blue Sky' Era of Shows

But can it repeat the same success twice with new scripted programming?

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The First Major Studio Western To Cast a Black Actor in the Lead Role

John Ford and Woody Strode would collaborate on three other films.

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The Complicated Legacy of Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Color Purple’

Spielberg's 'The Color Purple' was important to his artistic evolution, but also has its own shortcomings.

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How Much Did ‘The Sound of Music’ Actually Get Right About the von Trapp Family?

The Oscar-winning classic didn't exactly tell the true story of the celebrated musical clan.

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The Recast That Changed 'Riverdale' Forever

This character may not have been such a beloved fan-favorite had it not been for a risky creative decision.

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This Michelle Yeoh Movie Featured Hong Kong’s Own Wonder Woman

And no, we don't mean that Wonder Woman!

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The Last Five Minutes of ‘Desperate Housewives’ Ruins the Show

It was a perfect series finale... and then the last five minutes came along.

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’Dumb Money’s True Story Is Even More Bizarre Than You Remember

The real-life GameStop saga is stranger than fiction.

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One of the Best, Most Divisive ‘Harry Potter’ Scenes Wasn’t in the Books

The addition of this scene split fan opinion, so did it help or hurt the movie?

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‘Spy x Family’ Forger Family Tree Explained

The fraudulent Forger family is hiding their true identities from each other!

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How Much of Todd Phillips' 'War Dogs' Really Happened?

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill play bros in arms.

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This Supernatural Murder Mystery Teen Series Should Be Your Next Binge

Enter the spooky show on Netflix starring Peyton List at your own risk.

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The True Story Behind 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' Is Just as Disturbing

The story of Anneliese Michel is a terrifying true tale of faith against fact.

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And the First Posthumous Oscar Goes to…

Posthumous Academy Awards help to immortalize talented actors and filmmakers who were taken too soon.

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