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Play ball! Amazon rebooting 'A League of Their Own' as a series
Abbi Jacobson - ABC/Eric McCandless (LOS ANGELES) -- Amazon has announced that a reboot of the beloved 1992 film comedy A League of Their Own will become an hour-long series for the streamer. Created by Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and Mozart in the Jungle's Will Graham, the "reinterpretation" of the film centers on the wartime version of America's pastime: the women who made up the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. This version "evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall's beloved classic, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional...
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'John Wick' gets a fifth chapter
ABC/Alex Scott (LOS ANGELES) -- A fifth installment of John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, is in the works. John Wick fans boosted the most recent go-round, Chapter 3 -- Parabellum, to a $326.7 million globally, making a fourth film a no-brainer, but the announcement of a fifth go-round was a surprise. Deadline reports that Lionsgate confirmed that they hope to film both John Wick 4 and 5 back to back sometime in early 2021. John Wick 4 currently has a release date set for Memorial Day weekend in 2022, however, a premiere date for John Wick 5 has not been ...
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Stephen Colbert and James Corden to returning to the studio
Best Possible Screen Grab/CBS 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved (LOS ANGELES) -- It looks like Stephen Colbert and James Corden will be following Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon's lead and moving their respective CBS late night shows back into the studio, according to Entertainment Tonight. Both hosts have been taping their shows remotely since the COVID-19 outbreak --Colbert's Late Show coming from his house, with his family serving as his production crew, and Corden's Late Late Show originating from his garage, joined virtually by his co-host and band leader Reggie Watts. However, it's not clear whether Colbert and...
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"My marriage was over": Gwyneth Paltrow recalls her "conscious uncoupling" from Chris Martin
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization (LONDON) -- Six years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow -- the actress and lifestyle guru who made very personal-smelling candles famous -- famously described her split from Coldplay's Chris Martin as a "conscious uncoupling." In a new feature in British Vogue, Paltrow looks back at when she knew their 2003 marriage was done, and how the couple's unique relationship has progressed since. She explained she knew they were done on a 38th birthday trip to Tuscany, "I don’t recall when it happened, exactly. But I knew -- despite long walks and longer lie-ins, big...
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Keke Palmer hosting this year’s MTV VMAs
MTV (NEW YORK) -- Keke Palmer is hosting this year’s MTV VMAs.The actress, singer and TV personality extraordinaire will helm the awards ceremony, airing live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “We’re thrilled to have the multi-talented Keke Palmer as this year’s VMAs host,” says Bruce Gillmer, president of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks. “Keke is an energetic force and a quadruple threat with unmatched comedic wit who will make this year’s show truly unforgettable.”The performers announced for the show so far include K-pop superstars BTS, Doja...
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Bryan Cranston said he'd play Walter White again in 'Better Call Saul' "in a second"
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- Fans of Breaking Bad have been champing at the bit to see Walter White appear in his show's Emmy-winning prequel spin-off, Better Call Saul, since its first episode. One of those fans is apparently Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston. The Emmy winner makes it plain in a new interview with Collider that he'd "do it in a second." "I would be in it if Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, who are co-executive producers on it, wanted me to be in it," Cranston says. "I would do it in a second. But it hasn't happened yet, I...
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The 'Edward Scissorhands' house is up for sale and could be yours for $224,000
Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Fans of Edward Scissorhands can get their hands on an important piece of Hollywood history: the house famously seen in the 1990 movie has hit the market. Tampa Bay Times reports that the residence, which served as the Boggs family home, is currently listed at $224,000. The three bedroom, two bathroom house, which was built just months before Edward Scissorhands started filming, is located at 1774 Tinsmith Circle in Lutz, Florida. A few things are different about the iconic property, as fans will notice that the house is no longer painted pastel...
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Jussie Smollett's sister Jurnee defends his innocence in Chicago assault claim
Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence (NOTE LANGUAGE) Jussie Smollett’s sister, Jurnee, for the first time publicly, addressed the ongoing investigation into whether her brother paid two men to stage an attack against him in January 2019, and staunchly defended the Empire actor. "It's been f****** painful...one of the most painful things my family's ever experienced -- to love someone as much as we love my brother, and to watch someone who you love that much go through something like this, that is so public, has been devastating," the actress who stars in Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams' HBO series Lovecraft...
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'Captain Marvel' sequel reportedly taps Nia DaCosta to serve as its new director
Marvel Studios (LOS ANGELES) -- The second Captain Marvel movie has finally found its new director in Candyman's Nia DaCosta. Deadline reports that DaCosta, who directed Jordan Peele's reboot of the 1992 slasher film, will sit in the director's chair when Captain Marvel 2 starts filming. This makes her the first Black woman to direct a Marvel Studios picture. DaCosta is an up and comer who broke into the spotlight directing the critically acclaimed indie flick Little Woods, which ultimately led Peele to hand-pick her to helm Candyman. She replaces Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who directed the first film...
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Alyssa Milano reveals she had COVID-19: "It felt like I was dying"
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- Alyssa Milano is cautioning fans that COVID-19 testing isn't 100 percent reliable after testing negative for the virus three times despite having serious symptoms. Finally, an antibody test -- her fourth overall -- told her what she already knew. The Charmed actress shared two photos to Instagram on Wednesday, the first one of her breathing with the assistance of a ventilator and the second being that of her positive COVID-19 test. "This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick," The 47-year-old explained. "I basically...
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'The Ellen Degeneres Show' ratings tumble following abuse allegations
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Ratings for Ellen Degeneres' daytime talk show hit an all-time low last month following the bombshell Buzzfeed article alleging a toxic work environment behind the scenes, according to The Wrap. Ellen's ratings, for the week ending July 26, were down 9% from the previous week, based on Nielsen, and a staggering 29% from the same week last summer. That 29% drop compares with a -27% drop in the prior week -- versus the comparable week in 2019 -- which was the same week in which Buzzfeed published its first story about The Ellen DeGeneres Show,...
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Oprah faces backlash for calling out white privilege because she's rich
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR (LOS ANGELES) -- Oprah Winfrey is facing backlash over her comments about white privilege. During the latest episode of the Apple TV+ series The Oprah Conversation, the 66-year-old media mogul, who was joined by former NFL pro and race activist Emmanuel Acho, opened the floor up for non-Black viewers to ask questions. One guest took this opportunity to say, "Not all white people have power. There’s plenty of poor, working-class white people. But I think that when we group all of white people together and we don’t recognize the fact that there’s a lot of...
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