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CNN Host Chris Cuomo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

CNN’s Chris Cuomo has tested positive for COVID-19. Cuomo shared the news on Twitter writing, “Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath.”. ...Read Full Story

The View’s Meghan McCain Announces She Is Pregnant And Self-Quarantining

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain announced that she and her husband, Ben Domenech, are expecting their first child together. As a result, McCain will be making her appearances on the ABC daytime talk show remotely due to the pandemic. McCain tweeted the news in a statement from her verified Twitter account: “My husband Ben and I have been blessed to find out I’m pregnant,” McCain said in her statement. “Although this isn’t how I expected to announce my pregnancy, both we and our families are excited to share the news with you all.”. ...Read Full Story

‘Project Runway’ Star Christian Siriano Pitching In To Produce Face Masks

“Project Runway” star and fashion designer Christian Siriano is working with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to mobilize his company’s resources to produce face masks amid a critical supply shortage as the nation battles the coronavirus. Siriano, who has dressed famous clients from Michelle Obama to Taylor Swift, reached out to Cuomo on Twitter after a call for help from the governor asking for businesses to help supply gloves, gowns and masks.. ...Read Full Story

“Younger” Star Debi Mazar Announces Coronavirus Diagnosis

Actress Debi Mazar shared with her followers Saturday on her verified Instagram account that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. Best known for her roles in “Goodfellas,” “Entourage” and “Younger,” Mazar said she’s doing OK, but shared that about a month ago, she, her husband and their two teen daughters “got an odd bug — Lowgrade fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly.”. ...Read Full Story

Actor Idris Elba Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Actor Idris Elba announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. In a video shared to Twitter, Elba said he learned on Friday that he’d been exposed to someone who’d tested positive for the virus. Although he has not exhibited symptoms, he immediately self-quarantined after learning of the exposure, he added. The actor’s wife, Sabrina Dhowre, appeared alongside him in the video, and Elba said that she has not yet been tested and is doing “OK.”. ...Read Full Story

Disney-Pixar Share New Trailer For SOUL Featuring Jamie Foxx

Disney-Pixar’s upcoming animated film Soul just released its latest trailer. The animated film follows middle school teacher Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx), who dreams of being a professional jazz musician. But after Joe gets the opportunity to be the opening act at the Half Note Club, he is in a life-threatening accident and his soul is separated from his body; transported to the You Seminar, a center where souls develop and gain passions before being transported into a newborn child.. ...Read Full Story

‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Series Is Coming To Netflix

Netflix announced director Taika Waititi is set to write, direct and executive produce two animated series based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” for Netflix. The first series from Waititi will center around the characters in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The second, titled “Oompa-Loompas,” will focus on the characters of the same name who work in the chocolate factory. Netflix said that it plans to “retain the quintessential spirit and tone of the original story while building out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book for the very first time.”. ...Read Full Story

HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” Reboot Will Star Emily Alyn Lind In Lead Role

HBO Max has officially announced the first new member of the Gossip Girl reboot cast. Emily Alyn Lind will star in the forthcoming series, portraying a lead character in the series named Audrey, who “has been in a long term relationship and is beginning to wonder what more could be out there.” Lind has appeared in a slew of other projects, including Netflix’s The Babysitter and its sequel, and as the character Amanda Clarke on Revenge.  According to IMDb, her first role was in 2008’s The Secret Life of Bees, where she played a young version of Dakota Fanning’s character Lily.. ...Read Full Story

‘Judge Judy’ To End After 25 Seasons; Will Be Replaced By New Show ‘Judy Justice’

Long-time Judge Judy television personality Judy Sheindlin said that her CBS show will be coming to an end after concluding its 2020 to 2021 season, its 25th in total.
“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it’s been successful,” she said to the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. “Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary, and CBS sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program. Because now they have 25 years of reruns. So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.”
Sheindlin mentioned another show in the works, Judy Justice, but did not provide any further details.  Judge Judy remains one of television’s top reality courtroom series, winning three Emmy Awards and leading the ratings. Sheindlin is currently the highest-paid television personality with an annual salary of $47 million.

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Hilary Duff Asks Disney+ To Move ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot To Hulu

Hilary Duff is asking Disney+ to move the “Lizzie McGuire” reboot to a more appropriate TV home, suitable for a more grown-up version of Lizzie.  In an Instagram post, Duff said the streaming service isn’t the best fit, suggesting Hulu instead. The original series, about a girl whose thoughts are expressed by her animated doppelganger, aired from 2001 to 2004 on the Disney Channel. . ...Read Full Story

Sofia Vergara & Heidi Klum Join ‘America’s Got Talent’ As Season 15 Judges

Sofia Vergara is America’s Got Talent‘s newest judge. The Modern Family actress will serve as a judge on season 15 of the NBC reality series, Variety reports. In addition, Heidi Klum is returning as a judge as well for the first time since 2018. They join current judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel, with Terry Crews serving as host. The announcement arrives amid an ongoing investigation into the exit of judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough last season.. ...Read Full Story

George Clooney Expresses Concern After Child Labor Allegations Are Raised Against Nespresso

Nespresso brand ambassador George Clooney says he was “surprised” and “saddened” after learning of child labor allegations raised against suppliers to the coffee maker. The allegations surfaced following an investigation for an upcoming episode of the British documentary series “Dispatches” where journalist Anthony Barnett was given access to farms in Guatemala that were reportedly linked to Starbucks and Nespresso. The episode, slated to air today, March 2, in the United Kingdom, claims young children are “working long hours in grueling conditions” in order to supply beans for the coffee giants.. ...Read Full Story

Chris Evans In Talks To Star In “Little Shop Of Horrors” Remake

Captain America” star Chris Evans is in talks to star in the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ remake. Evans is being lined up to play dentist Orin Scrivello in the movie. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ tells the story of Seymour Krelborn, a florist who works in a flower shop located on ‘Skid Row’ in New York, who is secretly in love with his colleague Audrey. Seymour discovers that his Venus flytrap plant – that he bought from a Chinese shop during a solar eclipse – can talk and he starts to use it to try and woo Audrey. However, the plant, who he names Audrey II, begins to develop a taste for human flesh. Orin Scrivello is the abusive and sadistic boyfriend of Audrey, who takes great pleasure in the pain he causes his patients.. ...Read Full Story

ABC Planning ‘Bachelor’ Dating Spin-Off Show For Seniors

The producers of the hit ABC reality dating show The Bachelor are looking for seniors for a new dating show. According to ABC’s casting page, producers “are looking for active and outgoing single men and women IN THEIR GOLDEN YEARS for a new exciting dating show!” The new series was teased during a casting call in a commercial that aired during the February 24 episode of The Bachelor.. ...Read Full Story

Whitney Houston “Hologram” Tour To Kick Off In The United Kindgom

A Whitney Houston hologram tour is kicking off in Europe, eight years after the singer’s tragic death. An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram will begin on February 25 , ending sometime in April.  U.S. dates are expected to follow the initial run, according to The Associated Press.  The singer’s sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston, who serves as the executor of Houston’s estate, said,  “Now is just the right time. In the spirit of Whitney, I know we’re doing all the right things right now.” . ...Read Full Story