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I guess there are several to many 'Karate Kid' fans out there because 11 million of them watched the 'Cobra Kai'.

The first episode of The Karate Kid sequel series Cobrai Kai has gotten about 11 million views since it was posted on YouTube Red Wednesday.

Ralph Macchio and William Zabka return as former high school rivals Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence in the new show, which had a 100 percent positive rating from critics on RottenTomatoes.com Saturday morning.

Set 34 years after Daniel defeated Johnny in a high-profile karate tournament, the 10-episode series finds Daniel as the wealthy owner of a car dealership and the married father of a spoiled teen-age daughter, played by Mary Matilyn Mouser, who runs with a trouble-making crowd.

Meanwhile, Johnny is an unemployed alcoholic inspired to open his own dojo after befriending a bullied boy, played by Xolo Marideuna. He is also estranged from his own teen-age son, played by Tanner Buchanan.

The first two episodes of the show are free via YouTube Red and further installments can be viewed by signing up for a free, 30-day trial of the streaming service.

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Zoe Saldana gets star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Actor Zoe Saldana was honored with the 2,637th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

Saldana, who most recently starred as Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War, received the 2,637th star on the Walk of Fame during a ceremony in Los Angeles. She was joined by her husband, Marco Perego, and their three sons, Bowie, Cy and Zen.

"It's been a long journey, a gradual, hard-walked journey and it's certainly not over yet, but I'm loving every minute of it," Saldana said of her career.

Saldana made her television debut in 1999 on an episode of Law & Order and her first film, Center Stage, was released in 2000.

"I admire you as a person, a wife, a sister, a mother a businesswoman and as an actress," said actor Mila Kunis, who starred alongside Saldana in 2007's After Sex. "While the world knows you for the characters you have played, I have the privilege of knowing the working mom behind the scenes."

Saldana has starred in a number of films, including Crossroads, Drumline, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and The Terminal before being cast as Uhura in 2009's Star Trek, a role she reprised in 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness and 2016's Star Trek Beyond.

Also in 2009, Saldana starred as Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar.

"Her iconic characters Uhura, Neytiri and Gamora are role models for young women," Cameron said. "These are women of courage, intelligence and integrity, they're women that are unbowed and authentic and stand for something."


Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show changing to half-hour format
Conan O'Brien will be introducing a new half-hour format to his latenight TBS talk show Conan, starting in January 2019.

O'Brien said the change will allow him to focus more on digital content and help him modernize the late-night talk show format, which traditionally involves hour-long episodes that feature multiple celebrity interviews.

O'Brien will also spend more time focusing on other ventures with TBS, including a live stand-up tour featuring emerging comedians and turning Conan segment Clueless Gamer into its own series. The 55-year-old also plans on launching a website that will allow fans to view his entire Late Night run from his time on NBC.

"Since I inherited my Late Night show in 1993, TV has changed exponentially. I'd like to think I have evolved with many of these changes, but now it's time to take the next leap," O'Brien said in a statement. "A half-hour show will give me the time to do a higher percentage of the comedy in, and out, of the studio that I love and that seems to resonate in this new digital world. It's still going to be me hosting a very silly show, but I want segments on my half-hour program to link to digital content, deepening the experience for my younger fans, and confusing my older ones."

O'Brien said that the changes coming to Conan are not radical ones in an interview with Variety.

"This is not, 'Tune in, you're going to see a whole new Conan with a shaved head and an eye patch and a falcon on his shoulder,"' he said. "This is going to be me doing comedy as you've seen me doing,and an interview, probably, with a celebrity every night instead of two or three. Everything else beyond that we're going to find it by doing it."

O'Brien signed a new deal with TBS in May 2017 that keeps Conan on the air through 2022.


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"I give myself this advice. I'm hopeful that this too shall pass - very quickly. I know it will pass eventually, so I always add very quickly."
--Carol Burnett, on the state of America today, to PEOPLE



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Which superhero movie leads the MTV Movie & TV Award nominations?


Tim Allen teases possible return of 'Last Man Standing'
Tim Allen hinted on Twitter Thursday that a fan campaign to revive his canceled family sitcom Last Man Standing has been successful.

"They heard all your voices people!! LMS just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding?" Allen tweeted.

Allen said last year he was blindsided by ABC's decision to cancel his show after six seasons, despite its good ratings and loyal fan base. The series remains popular in re-runs on CMT and WGN America, and supporters have circulated petitions in an effort to persuade various networks to make fresh episodes.

The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday Fox is in early talks to bring the show back for a seventh season. While Allen is committed to star, the network is now talking to the other LMS cast members to see if they will return.

The series is about a conservative, church-going Colorado man who is married with three adult daughters and in charge of marketing for a chain of outdoor, sporting-goods outlets. It co-starred Nancy Travis as his wife and Hector Elizondo as the stores' owner. The ensemble also included Amanda Fuller, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever and Christoph Sanders.

"We didn't design it like this, like we are different from everybody else, but Last Man Standing, in syndication now, it can go anywhere. It can be at 6 o'clock. It's family friendly. We're not holier than thou who did it this way, but it is a very different situation when you have a show that the whole family can watch together," Allen told UPI in a 2016 phone interview. "And I really like that we're doing this."

ABC's Channing Dungey said in 2017 she canceled the show because she decided to get rid of the network's Friday night comedy lineup.

"A large part of these jobs are managing failure and we've made the tough calls and canceled shows that we'd otherwise love to stay on the air," Dungey said. "That's the job. I canceled Last Man Standing for the same business and scheduling reasons that I canceled Dr. Ken, The Real O'Neals, The Catch and American Crime. And Last Man Standing was a challenging one for me because it was a steady performer in the ratings, but once we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Fridays, that was where we landed."

They heard all your voices people!! LMS just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding ?- Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 3, 2018


Sebastian Stan on Tom Hiddleston dating Taylor Swift: 'I was really worried'
Sebastian Stan says he was "really worried" about Tom Hiddleston dating Taylor Swift.

The 35-year-old actor said on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live that he had "extreme concern" for Hiddleston, his Avengers: Infinity War co-star, during the actor's romance with Swift.

"It was one of awe and extreme concern, obsession and yet at the same time -- I want the word," he said of his reaction to the highly-publicized fling. "I don't know, I was really worried, mainly for him."

Stan said he had forgotten about the short-lived romance until it was brought up on the show.

"You know, love is quick and hard," he remarked.

Hiddleston and Swift split in September 2016 after a few months of dating. Hiddleston said in the March 2017 issue of GQ he was surprised the relationship received so much attention and scrutiny.

"Taylor is an amazing woman. She's generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time," the actor told the magazine. "Of course it was real."

"I have to be so psychologically strong about not letting other people's interpretations about my life affect my life," he added. "A relationship exists between two people. We will always know what it was."

Stan and Hiddleston play the Winter Soldier and Loki in Avengers: Infinity War, which opened in theaters last week. The cast, including Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johansson, read mean tweets on Monday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.


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Which superhero movie leads the MTV Movie & TV Award nominations?

Marvel's Black Panther leads nominations for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, with nods in seven categories.

The superhero film released in February, received two nominations for its lead star Chadwick Boseman, including Best Performance in a Movie and Best Hero.

It is also nominated for Best Villain, Best On-Screen Team, Scene Stealer, Best Fight and Best Movie, where it will contend with Avengers: Infinity War, Girls Trip, It and Wonder Woman.

Horror film It earned three other nominations, as well: Best Villain, Most Frightened Performance and Best On-Screen Team.

Girls Trip, Avengers: Infinity War, Wonder Woman and Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned three nominations each.

In the television categories, Stranger Things dominated with six nominations: Best Performance in a Show for lead star Millie Bobby Brown, Best Kiss, Most Frightened Performance, Best On-Screen Team, Scene Stealer and Best Show, where it is up against 13 Reasons Why, Game of Thrones, grown-ish and Riverdale.

Riverdale and Game of Thrones each earned three nominations.

The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be hosted by Tiffany Haddish and will air June 18, at 9 p.m. ET. from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles.

Polls are open for fans to vote for their favorites in each category.

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