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Barack And Michelle Obama Unveil Initial Slate Of Their Netflix Projects

Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, along with Netflix, have unveiled their initial slate of upcoming projects. The former President and First Lady signed a multi-year deal with the streaming service last spring.Seven projects are in the initial slate that span scripted and unscripted docuseries as well as feature-length films and documentaries. . ...Read Full Story

Fox’s ‘Empire’ Renewed For Season 6; Jussie Smollett Not Expected To Return

Fox’s “Empire” will return for a sixth season, but without cast member Jussie Smollett — at least for now. Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV said in a joint statement: “by mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for Season 6, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to ‘Empire.” What this means is the studio isn’t including Smollett in the series, but is leaving open the possibility of his return.. ...Read Full Story

“James Bond 25” Officially Announces Cast

While there’s no title yet for Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond, fans did learn who’ll be joining him for his last appearance as the British super spy. On Thursday, the cast was revealed and it includes Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright — back for the 25th movie in the popular film series.. ...Read Full Story

Prince’s Memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ To Be Released This Fall

Ionic musician Prince died in 2016, but left behind lots of thoughts about his life and work. Prince: The Last Interview was published earlier this year, collecting interviews Prince conducted across his 40-year career. Now Random House has announced that it will be publishing Prince’s own memoir, The Beautiful Ones, this fall in collaboration with the Prince Estate.. ...Read Full Story

Mike Myers Teams Up With Austin Powers Producer For Netflix Comedy

Mike Myers is set to star in a new half-hour comedy series for Netflix, in which he’ll play multiple characters. This will be a six-episode limited series that Myers is producing alongside Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me producer John Lyons and The Gong Show producer Jason Weinberg. Details about the title or the plot of the series were not made available. The Netflix series will be his first scripted show telling a continuous narrative.. ...Read Full Story

Lollapalooza Festival Announces Full Lineup And Ticket Information

Lollapalooza announced the daily lineup and released single-day tickets for the festival today.  The Chicago festival is spread across four days with over 180 bands.  The festival was created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band. The touring festival ran annually until 1997 and was revived again in 2003. In 2005, it found its home in Chicago at Grant Park where it has been ever since. For its 25th anniversary in 2016, the festival extended from three days to four. . ...Read Full Story

Lori Loughlin And Husband Mossimo Giannulli Plead Not Guilty In College Admissions Scam

According to court documents filed on Monday, actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are pleading not guilty to charges they took part in the sweeping college admissions bribery scam. The couple is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though neither is a rower.. ...Read Full Story