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‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Renewed For Season 15 At FX

FX has renewed the popular adult comedy show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia for an record-breaking 15th season. With its 14 seasons to date, It’s Always Sunny had tied ABC’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series. However, with an upcoming 15th season in the works, the show will become the longest-running live-action comedy series ever.. ...Read Full Story

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes For Blackface Sketch On ‘SNL’ In 2000

Jimmy Fallon is addressing his impersonation of Chris Rock in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch from 20 years ago in which he appeared in blackface. Fallon issued an apology after video and criticism of the sketch, which originally aired on “SNL” in 2000, resurfaced on social media. Fallon was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1998 to 2004. Rock starred on “SNL” from 1990 to 1993. In the sketch, Fallon appeared as Rock on a talk show hosted by Regis Philbin (played by Darrell Hammond). . ...Read Full Story

“Riverdale” Stars Cole Sprouse And Lili Reinhart Split After 3 Years of Dating

After a nearly three-year romance, Riverdale co-stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have called it quits. The couple — who star in the CW teen drama series as Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper — are reportedly quarantining separately after splitting up. A source said that Sprouse, 27, and Reinhart, 23, are often on-again, off-again, but are currently not together.. ...Read Full Story

Hilary Duff Responds To Child Sex Trafficking Allegations

Hillary Duff is shutting down reports involving one of her children. The former Disney star found herself trending on Twitter for baseless allegations regarding her participation in child sex trafficking. The rumors stemmed from a since-deleted Instagram post that showed Duff’s 8-year-old son, Luca Cruz, lying down without any clothes, and a subsequent Instagram video where the 32-year-old actress addressed the photo, which was eventually censored. “Someone pointed out on Instagram that I did a nude of him, which I did,” Duff said while showing off her family photos, “so we covered that up with [a] sticker.”. ...Read Full Story

Netflix’s Umbrella Academy Cast Reveals Season 2 Premiere Date

The cast of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy have revealed the show’s season 2 premiere date, July 31.  In quarantine style. Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper and more of the cast danced around in their homes in an announcement video. Other season 1 cast members returning for season 2 include David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min. And, as previously announced, three new actors have been added to the show. The newcomers will play original characters created for the series that did not appear in the comics.. ...Read Full Story

Actress Jaime King Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Husband Kyle Newman Amid Divorce Proceedings

Actress Jaime King has been granted a temporary restraining order against estranged husband, director Kyle Newman. According to court records, a judge approved the order to be held until a hearing on June 8. King’s filing for an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation was “denied without prejudice,” according to court documents.. ...Read Full Story

Veteran Comedic Actor Fred Willard Dies At 86

Fred Willard, a veteran comedic actor known for his roles in movies including “Best in Show” and “This is Spinal Tap” and TV sitcoms “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Modern Family,” has died at the age of 86. According to his daughter Hope Mulbarger, Willard died peacefully on Friday, saying, “He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever.” . ...Read Full Story

‘Hamilton’ Film To Premiere on Disney+ In July

Disney and Lin-Manuel Miranda announced that the filmed version of the original Broadway production of Hamilton will be premiering on Disney+ on July 3rd.  Disney is “fast-tracking” the premiere, which was scheduled to be a theatrical release in October 2021, due to “social distancing” measures brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic which has changed the original plan.. ...Read Full Story

‘The Office’ Costars Recreate Wedding Dance For Virtual Ceremony

John Krasinski, Steve Carell, and the rest of “The Office” cast reunited for a very special occasion.  On Krasinski’s YouTube show, “Some Good News,” John called on his former castmates, including Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak, Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, and others, to recreate the epic dance scene from Jim (Krasinski) and Pam’s (Fischer) wedding for a newlywed couple. The actors danced to “Forever” by Chris Brown from their homes.. ...Read Full Story

Lifetime Announces New Projects Including A Christmas Movie Starring Betty White

The Lifetime network just announced a slate of new projects, including an as-yet-untitled Christmas movie starring 98-year-old Betty White. According to a news release, White will star as a woman who “helps whip would-be Santas into shape, spreading the true meaning of Christmas and leading everyone to wonder: is she secretly Mrs. Claus?” White is an eight-time Emmy winner, and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild in 2010.. ...Read Full Story

Taylor Swift Announces “City of Lover” Concert Special On ABC

Taylor Swift only held one concert to promote her album “Lover”mbefore the coronavirus pandemic came down, causing all the stadium shows she had planned for this year to be pushed at least into 2021. Fortunately for fans, that show was filmed and now ABC will air portions of it this month as an hour-long special called “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert.”  The show will air May 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and was filmed on September 9, 2019 at L’Olympia Theater in Paris, a historic hall with a capacity of about 2000.. ...Read Full Story

Will Smith And DJ Jazzy Jeff To Throw A Star-Studded Virtual Block Party

Bel Air’s favorite hip-hop duo — Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff — will host the “Break The Monotony Block Party” on Instagram Live this Saturday, May 9th, featuring star-studded appearances by their DJ friends. Guests include DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Just Blaze, and Neil Armstrong, with each guest checking in from their own handle, with some of the sets running concurrently, festival style. In a press release, Jeff said of the block party, “It’s humbling to see how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and our music has transcended time and continued to shape pop culture. Between this new collection and the block party, I hope we can come together during these trying times, celebrate culture, put smiles on people’s faces and raise money for an important cause.” . ...Read Full Story

Tom Cruise Working With NASA To Film Aboard The International Space Station

NASA has confirmed that Tom Cruise is partnering with them to shoot a movie aboard the National Space Station, the first narrative feature to be shot in space. “NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station,” NASA administrator Jim Bridentsine tweeted on Tuesday. “We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”. ...Read Full Story

Nicolas Cage To Play Joe Exotic In New Television Miniseries

Nicolas Cage has been cast as Joe Exotic in a new television miniseries based on the life of the infamous big cat owner. Exotic rose to infamy following Netflix’s hugely successful documentary Tiger King, which documented his life and various other zoo-owners, which exposed animal abuse and true crime. Exotic is now serving a 22-year-long prison sentences after being found guilty 17 charges of animal abuse and two counts of murder for hire. . ...Read Full Story

Robert Rodriguez Directs ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode

Alita: Battle Angel and Desperado filmmaker Robert Rodriguez announced on Twitter that he directed at least one episode in The Mandalorian season 2. “I am truly humbled to say I have now had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe,” he captioned a photo of himself alongside Baby Yoda. In addition, Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and the Wasp) also posted that he was directing an episode of the Disney+ series in season 2.. ...Read Full Story

Chris Evans Invites Fans To “Avengers” Reunion For Charity With Original Cast

Chris Evans is offering you the chance to participate in a virtual hangout with him and the five other original members of the Avengers. Evans has joined the All In Challenge – which aims to get food to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic – and to raise funds, he’s giving you the chance to video chat, play games and have a private Q&A with himself, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.. ...Read Full Story

HBO Renews ‘Insecure’ For Season 5

The popular HBO series “Insecure” will return for a fifth season. The series’ fourth season debuted on April 12. Fans who have been following the lives of Issa, played by series creator Issa Rae, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), Molly (Yvonne Orji), Tiffany (Amanda Seales) and Kelli (Natasha Rothwell) can now prepare for more episodes on the way;. ...Read Full Story

Tribeca And YouTube Announce ‘We Are One’ Online Film Festival

Some major film festivals are joining together amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have announced the “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” featuring new and classic films from around the world. The event will run over 10 days with programming from the Berlin International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, New York Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival among others.. ...Read Full Story

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Heading to Disney+ 2 Months Early For May 4th Release

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit streaming on Disney+ two months early. The final chapter of the Skywalker saga will hit the streaming service on May 4 (i.e. the fan-celebrated May the 4th holiday). This means that all nine entries in the Skywalker saga will now be streamable via Disney+, which recently earned the critical and commercial hit with the series The Mandalorian.. ...Read Full Story

Chip And Joanna Gaines Debuting Four Hour Network Preview

Chip and Joanna Gaines had to delay the launch of their Magnolia Network because of the pandemic, but they are giving viewers a taste of what’s to come. Magnolia Network, Discovery, Inc.’s joint-venture with the Gaines’ home and lifestyle brand Magnolia, announced that “Magnolia Presents: A Look Back & A Look Ahead: will air beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. EST on DIY Network.. ...Read Full Story

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Selling ‘Quarantine Wine’ To Aid Coronavirus Relief

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis announced that they will be selling “Quarantine Wine” in aid of those suffering because of the pandemic. The announcement was made on Kutcher’s verified social media accounts.  Kutcher wrote on his Instagram page, “Mila and I are Launching Quarantine wine! 100% of profits go to covid-19 relief efforts.” When Kutcher said “These are unprecedented times that we’re living in and unprecedented times call for unprecedented…” Kunis finished his sentence with “More drinking.”. ...Read Full Story

Comic-Con And WonderCon Canceled For 2020 Due To Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic

San Diego Comic-Con is canceled for the first time in its 50-year history,  The event will return to the San Diego Convention Center next year between July 22 and 25.  Organizers of the annual pop culture event announced the news on its website “with deep regret,” saying in a statement, “Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, [organizers said] they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer.”. ...Read Full Story

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah, Celine Dion Joining “One World: Together At Home” TV Special

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Celine Dion are among those joining the lineup for the One World: Together at Home television special. Global Citizen announced that Swift, Lopez, and Dion will perform remotely during the two-hour concert event, which airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, CBS, ABC, ViacomCBS Networks, The CW, the BBC, iHeartMedia and other global networks and platforms. . ...Read Full Story