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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The CW’s spirited comedy is back, serving up more musical hilarity across its second season. Rachel Bloom’s starring turn as Rebecca Bunch, a young woman who gives up a prestigious job at a law firm to reconnect with a former flame in West Covina, California, won the 29-year-old actress a Golden Globe earlier this year, so it’s about time you checked in on this ace satire that’s far more clever than its simple title implies.

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Hidden Figures footage, Pharrell concert headed to Toronto International Film Festival

Hidden Figures is blasting off in Toronto.

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced that 20th Century Fox will premiere a first look at Theodore Melfi’s upcoming NASA drama on Sept. 10, with cast members Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe on hand for an audience Q&A.

In addition to showcasing new footage, Pharrell Williams and friends will then take the stage for an exclusive outdoor concert. Not only did the singer produce Hidden Figures, but he also oversaw the film’s music and penned original songs.

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Anna Faris, Janelle Monae, Bob's Burgers cast, Outlander author added to EW PopFest

EW’s PopFest lineup just got a little bit bigger. A live taping of Anna Faris’ podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, a musical performance from Grammy-winning singer Janelle Monae, a conversation with Outlander author Diana Gabaldon, and a live table read from the cast of Bob’s Burgers have all been added to the two-day event, presented by Entertainment Weekly in Los Angeles this October.

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Hidden Figures trailer: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae are '60s NASA mathematicians

If the athletes competing in Rio weren’t enough to inspire you, the first trailer for Hidden Figures also debuted Sunday night during coverage of the Olympics.

The film centers on the real-life story of three African-American women working at NASA who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962.

In the trailer, the women — Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe — are seen battling race and gender stereotypes even as they helped make history.

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Toronto Film Festival: Natalie Portman's Jackie biopic, Naomie Harris' Moonlight join lineup

The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival’s lineup just keeps growing.

The Canadian event announced Thursday morning the addition of high-profile titles like Pablo Larrain’s Natalie Portman-starring Jacqueline Kennedy biopic, Jackie, and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight as part of its returning Platform section.

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