8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Apr 18 2015

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Matthew McConaughey had an intense —although not surprising — reaction to the new Star Wars: The Force Awakes trailer. (Vanity Fair
Andy Chen, the CEO of Aspiro, Tidal's parent group, is being replaced by Peter Tonstad.  (Vulture
Sesame Street tackled vaccinations by bringing U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to talk a very nervous Elmo through getting a shot, while he sang Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." (Mashable)
A trailer for Dope — the highly anticipated coming-of-age film focused on the life of Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a hip-hop loving geek — has been released. The movie hits theaters June 19. (YouTube
ESPN reporter, Britt McHenry, was suspended from her job for a week after horribly insulting a parking attendant saying, "I'm on television and you're in a fucking trailer, honey." (Deadline)  
Seth Rogen, one of the producers of AMC's pilot Preacher, confirmed that Dominic Cooper will star as Jesse Custer in the show based off of the '90s comic book series. (Variety
The video of police officer Michael Slager fatally shooting an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, in North Charleston will now cost news outlets $10,000 if they run it. (The New York Times
Oscar-winning producer John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) will develop a new Marvel show for ABC. (Entertainment Weekly

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