Jason Aldean picked up the top honors for the third year in a row…as he was named Entertainer of the Year at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. It was an emotional acceptance speech for the singer…who was on stage during the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting.

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Among the other winners…Miranda Lambert for best female vocalist of the year and Chris Stapleton who clinched the award for best male vocalist. 

Other highlights included a rousing performance by Carrie Underwood who made her first television appearance since she injured her face and wrist back in November.  Underwood sang ‘Cry Pretty’ the first single from her upcoming album.

And it was family affair as Reba McEntire who hosted the festivities on CBS sang a duet of her 1993 hit   with her daughter in law Kelly Clarkson.[/nextpage][nextpage]

ABC has ordered up a series spinoff to a comedy that follows characters from ‘The Goldbergs.’ 

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The show…which is still without a title will follow the teachers of William Penn Academy headed up by  Principal Glascott played by Tim Meadows. The series is slated for the 2018-19 season.[/nextpage][nextpage]

DVD Tuesday… Dame Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester in the haunted house horror thriller, Winchester….out today on both Blu-ray and DVD.

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And Director Steven Spielbrerg on the actress who portrayed Washington Post Publisher Katherine Graham in his film ‘The Post.’ 


Also out today Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga in the action thriller ‘The Commuter.’[/nextpage][nextpage]

Steven Spielberg is set to take on a superhero movie.

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The three time Oscar winning director and his company, Amblin Entertainment, are joining forces with Warner Bros. Pictures to produce the adaptation of DC’s ‘Blackhawk.’The intention is for Spielberg to direct the project, which will become his first feature centered on characters from the DC family.[/nextpage][nextpage]

It starts off as a romantic weekend in the mountains for a young couple.

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But it turns into something very serious when they confront a young woman taken by sex traffickers.  Omar Epps stars in the action thriller Traffik. 

Costarring Paula Patton AND Dawn Olivieri …Traffik opens on Friday[/nextpage][nextpage]

After seven seasons, Olivia Pope and her gladiators finally call it a day as Scandal winds down to its series finale. 

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Show creator Shonda Rhimes tells Deadline there’s no way to describe what happens tonight. Katie Lowes who plays Quinn Perkins gives us a bit of a preview. 

Scandal Series aired last Thursday on ABC[/nextpage][nextpage]

It’s A sequel to the 2002 cult comedy ‘Super Troopers.

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This time a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, and the Super Troopers have to establish a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.

Rob Lowe turns up in this edition….as a character named Guy LeFranc. 

Super Trooper 2 in theaters now.[/nextpage][nextpage]

Here’s bit of a twist on the current wave of TV reboots. Tyne Daly…who starred as Lacey in the CBS series ‘Cagney & Lacey’ is joining the cast of Murphy Brown.

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The eye network says Daly will play the role of Phyllis…sister of the deceased bar owner Phil…from the original Murphy Brown.  As the new proprietor of the bar Phyllis will be a friend and confidant to Candace Bergen’s character Murphy…and her colleagues.[/nextpage][nextpage]

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes up after falling off a stationery bike, believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet.

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Her new confidence empowers her to live without fear.  Amy Schumer stars in I Feel Pretty. 

I Feel Pretty opened nationwide Friday.[/nextpage]

Showbiz Express: This Week in Review

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