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1. A goodbye to Garry Marshall
2016 tragically claimed yet another entertainment giant Tuesday, as television and film writer-producer-director Garry Marshall passed away in Burbank, Calif., at the age of 81, from complications of pneumonia following a stroke.
2. It's official: Get ready for season two of "Making a Murderer"
Deadline Hollywood reported this morning that Netflix ordered another season of the now Emmy-nominated docu-series and that it is currently in production under the watch of returning executive producer/director tandem Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.
3. "Slenderman," new sports doc program highlight second wave of festival films
A documentary about the infamous Slenderman stabbing in Waukesha, as well as a whole category dedicated to sports, highlight the Milwaukee Film Festival's latest unveiling of selections for this fall's upcoming cinema celebration.
4. Here are the first 8 selections for the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival
You probably thought the opening of Summerfest was going to take up all of the festival spotlight this week. But the joke's on you, as in swoops Milwaukee Film, revealing the first eight highly anticipated selections for this year's festival.
5. Milwaukee Film announces return of Brico Forward Fund program
For the second year in a row, applications are now open for Milwaukee Film's Brico Forward Fund, an annual granting program offering local filmmakers the funds and tools necessary to create and complete worthy filmmaking projects.
6. Lil Wayne suffers seizure on flight out of Milwaukee
According to a report from TMZ, rapper Lil Wayne's private jet from Milwaukee to California had to make an emergency landing today in Omaha, Neb., after the rapper suffered a seizure mid-flight.
7. O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark to talk at The Pabst Theater on Sept. 24
This morning, The Pabst announced that O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark will come to Milwaukee for a special conversation - moderated by 620 WTMJ's Jeff Wagner - about the infamous case on Sunday, Sept. 24.
8. Say it ain't so, Screech: Dustin Diamond jailed again
Indeed, the "Saved by the Bell" child star and now Port Washington resident Dustin Diamond was taken back into custody yesterday afternoon by the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, detained on a "probation violation."
9. Milwaukee Film announces world premiere of "Milwaukee 53206"
Milwaukee Film announced that it will host the world premiere of "Milwaukee 53206," a documentary chronicling the lives of those who live in the 53206 zip code, which has the highest rate of incarceration for African American males in the country.
10. WISN 12 named Wisconsin "Station of the Year" for second year in a row
For the second year in a row, WISN 12 received awards for "Station of the Year" and "News Operation of the Year" from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2015 Awards for Excellence. WISN 12 also won first-place prizes across numerous categories.
11. "Game of Thrones" gets to the point - and then some - with "Home"
Television shows have a recurring habit of dragging out the point, but "Game of Thrones" didn't do that this week. Oh no; they gave it to you straight. This was an episode that I expected to happen well into the season, not the second episode in.
12. Milwaukee Film's Black Lens program receives AMPAS grant
The Milwaukee Film Festival may still be months away, but that doesn't mean awesome things aren't happening at Milwaukee Film. Take, for instance, yesterday, when news broke that the organization was chosen to receive a $10,000 grant from AMPAS.
13. "Game of Thrones" returns with "The Red Woman"
Winter has arrived, and it came with a bang. "Game of Thrones" returned for its sixth season on HBO with a powerful start to the season.
14. Mel Brooks will ride "Blazing Saddles" into the Riverside on June 11
This morning, the Riverside announced a special screening of "Blazing Saddles," arguably one of the funniest movies ever created, complete with a live conversation and Q&A with Gov. William J. Le Petomane himself, writer-director Mel Brooks.
15. Updated: Former WTMJ anchor George Mallet is headed back to Milwaukee
It's coming up on almost a year since WTMJ-TV anchor Mike Jacobs retired, and a replacement has still yet to be named. There are Internet rumors and rumblings, however, that the spot may soon be officially filled - and by a familiar face. And now we know.
16. That time Milwaukee was the most romantic city on Earth
It's Milwaukee Day, so let's celebrate that time Milwaukee was the most romantic city on the entire planet. To do so, though, we're going to have to back ... to the future! Or at least back to an old episode of "Futurama" in this case.
17. First "Doctor Strange" trailer casts an early spell amidst movie news
If you've noticed a lot of movie news pouring in over the last few days, that's thanks to CinemaCon in Vegas. But last night's reveal of the first footage of "Doctor Strange" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" managed to win the most buzz for the week so far.
18. There's so much awesome stuff in the new "Rogue One" trailer
"The Force Awakens" is old news. But "Rogue One"? A heist movie set in the "Star Wars" world? That's the movie to be excited about. And now that we've gotten a glimpse of some actual footage, that excitement has only increased.
19. Let's talk about "The Walking Dead": "Last Day on Earth"
The Alexandrians are separated and very vulnerable because of Negan and his Saviors. Questions are answered - by more questions - this week on the season finale of "The Walking Dead."
20. FOX 6's Laura Langemo leaving for Minneapolis
After five years at Fox 6, WITI-TV, reporter Laura Langemo is leaving the station and moving back to her home city of Minneapolis. Langemo announced the move this afternoon on Facebook.
21. Film legend John Carpenter coming to Pabst Theater on July 18
This morning, The Pabst announced famed director John Carpenter would perform a live retrospective on Monday, July 18, performing themes old and new, familiar and previously unheard.
22. Let's talk about "The Walking Dead": "East"
The Alexandrians split up to search for Carol, and trouble has most definitely found them.
23. No, Matthew McConaughey is not moving to Milwaukee
Milwaukee-based fans of Matthew McConaughey thought they woke up to an Easter miracle today, as an article claiming the Oscar-winning actor was moving to Milwaukee began circulating around the web. But (not so) surprise: That's straight-up fiction.
24. "The LEGO Batman Movie" is the Batman movie to look forward to
Yes, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" finally comes out tonight. But really, the Batman movie we should REALLY be looking forward to is "The LEGO Batman Movie," and today we got a look at its first trailer.
25. Let's talk about "The Walking Dead": "Twice As Far"
Carol and Maggie are safe, but are they really okay? This week, the Alexandrians battle their demons on "The Walking Dead."