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As part of the ABC announcement on Tuesday, executives also revealed plans for “American Crime.” Much like “American Horror Story” on FX, the anthology program will feature some of its core actors in new roles for a different storyline next season. There is no word yet on who will return, but this first season of the crime drama from John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”) starred Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, and Penelope Ann Miller. The Wrap

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Scott Feinberg gathers six of this year’s Tony-nominated actresses for a 45-minute video chat. The three from plays are Helen Mirren (“The Audience“), Carey Mulligan (“Skylight“), and Ruth Wilson (“Constellations“). The musical actresses are Kristin Chenoweth (“On the Twentieth Century“), Kelli O’Hara (“The King and I“), and Chita Rivera (The Visit“). The article offers a sneak peek video today and will have the full roundtable this Friday. Hollywood Reporter

Kerrie Mitchell previews the Cannes Film Festival with “8 Movies We Can’t Wait to See.” Those films are “The Sea of Trees” with Matthew McConaughey (Gus Van Sant), “Sicario” with Emily Blunt (Denis Villeneuve), “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender (Justin Kurzel), “Carol” with Cate Blanchett (Todd Haynes), “The Lobster” with Colin Farrell (Yorgos Lanthimos), “A Tale of Love and Darkness” starring director Natalie Portman, “The Assassin” with Shu Qu (Hou Hsiao-Hsien), and “Amy” (Asif Kapadia). Yahoo Movies

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Kanye West will be the closing artist on the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. This marks his first time on the annual event, and he will be promoting his upcoming album “Swish.” Other newly-announced performers include Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Imagine Dragons. They join Hozier, Fall Out Boy, Nick Jonas, Mariah Carey, and more on the live ABC ceremony. Billboard

Reigning Oscar champ Eddie Redmayne is the frontrunner for a “Harry Potter” prequel. Now that author J.K. Rowling has turned in her first screenplay for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Warner Bros. is making a formal offer. Redmayne would play the lead character of Newt Scamander in a project set 70 years before the world of Potter. Deadline

AMC is going all out to honor “Mad Men,” the network’s four-time Emmy winner as Best Drama Series. The finale episode, “Person to Person,” of the long-running show airs this Sunday. Starting Wednesday night and continuing through Sunday, they will air every episode from the seven seasons leading up to the last installment. A retrospective piece called “Times of Your Life” from the perspective of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) will also debut. Variety

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