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‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at 79

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

LOS ANGELES – Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counterculture classic “Easy Rider,” has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79. The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer.
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Around the Remote: HBO looking for more success with ‘Succession’

The uproarious and totally addictive drama series about the devilish members of a media empire family launches its highly anticipated second season. It picks up right where we left off with Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) eldest son, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), having been involved in a Chappaquiddick-like car accident that left his passenger dead.

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Cheyenne Jackson had devil of a time on ‘Descendants 3’

Cheyenne Jackson landed a helluva role in “Descendants 3”: Hades. The musical productions in the franchise have all featured characters based on Disney characters, and, in Jackson’s case, the inspiration is the underworld’s wicked ruler as introduced in the animated film “Hercules.” The actor, best-known for his work on “American Horror Story,” took the inspiration and added his own devilish spin.
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Around the remote: Expect big emotions as ‘Jane the Virgin’ ends

DON’T MISS: “Jane the Virgin” – The time has come to bid a sad farewell to the beloved telenovela that left its mark on television and its many devoted fans. In the series finale, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) are finally getting ready for their big day. Meanwhile, Rafael’s desire to help Jane’s writing dream lands him in trouble. Also, Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) must inform the family about their decision and not everyone takes it well, and Petra (Yael Grobglas) struggles with her emotions. The finale follows an hourlong celebratory special (8 p.m.) that includes interviews with the show’s cast members. (9 p.m. Wednesday, The CW). Other bets
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How ‘Stranger Things’ made Starcourt Mall

In the latest season of “Stranger Things,” the newly opened Starcourt Mall captivates the residents of Hawkins, Indiana. The Starcourt offers everything a Midwestern consumer in 1985 could ask for and then some: a Jazzercise, an Orange Julius and, oh yeah, a portal to the Upside Down controlled by the Russian military.
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A convoluted ‘Stranger Things’ follows its primal ’80s urges to one monster of a mall

“Stranger Things” is both a longing and an ode to a mishmash of ingredients: John Carpenter, Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Freddy Krueger, Rambo, the Terminator, the aliens of LV-426, the video arcades, the adolescent pining, the ASCII angst. You can practically bathe in it, secure and cocooned. What’s difficult, however, is to be fully entertained by it.
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Around the remote: TV is blasting off for the anniversary of the moon landing

DON’T MISS: “Apollo 11” – Television is about to unleash a barrage of specials commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (July 20, 1969). None figure to be quite like this immersive, feature-length documentary that captures the tense, exhilarating days and hours surrounding the “one giant leap for mankind.” Primarily comprised from newly discovered 70mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings, the film offers viewers a you-are-there experience as it whisks them along for the ride to the lunar surface and back. (6 p.m. Sunday, CNN). Other bets
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Around the remote: Movie gives ‘Deadwood’ new life

When David Milch’s searing Western left the air after three seasons in 2006, it was denied a proper ending. Now, 13 years later, the show’s frustrated fans finally get the closure they craved with a film that reunites us with saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and others as they gather to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood.