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’30 Rock’ Returning For One-Night Only Scripted Special On NBC

30 Rock cast members Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer will reunite for a scripted special. The 30 Rock reunion will be part of an upcoming hour-long, commercia-free special from NBC airing on July 16th at 8:00 p.m. local time. It will also be available live via Hulu.

30 Rock wrapped its seven-season run in January 2013 after 138 episodes. It’s the second NBC sitcom to reunite in recent months: back in April, the cast of Parks and Recreation got back together for a 30-minute script special benefiting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.. ...Read Full Story

‘Teen Mom 2′ Star Jenelle Evans’ Husband, David Eason, Arrested On Assault With A Deadly Weapon Charges

Former Teen Mom 2 star David Eason, the husband of Jenelle Evans, was arrested over the weekend for assault with a deadly weapon and sending threats. Eason was booked at Columbus County Detention Center and was released on an unsecured bond. His next court hearing is set for July 6. Evans said she planned to file a restraining order against Eason. Eason was arrested after a fight allegedly broke out between himself and Evans’ friends, and Eason allegedly hit one of the men with a pistol, causing injuries to his back and neck. Evans is now staying at a relative’s home. ...Read Full Story

Bollywood Star Sushant Singh Rajput Passes Away At 34

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has died at age 34. Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai home, and police say he died by suicide. His reps said in a statement: “It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work like they have done so far. We request the media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief.”. ...Read Full Story

Rihanna And Other Artists Sign Open Letter Urging For Police Reform In NYC

Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Meek Mill, the Jonas Brothers and many more are joining the call for reform of policing in New York. The artists signed an open letter asking New York legislators to repeal section 50-A of New York State’s Civil Rights Law. The statute currently keeps police personnel files confidential and basically out of the public’s reach.. ...Read Full Story

TV Show COPS Canceled After 32 Seasons

Paramount Network has cancelled the long-running reality police TV series COPS, in light of George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing nationwide protests over police brutality.
The 33rd season of Cops had been set to premiere on Monday, but the episode was pulled by Paramount. In a statement, the network said there are no “current or future plans” for new episodes of the series.
Paramount has broadcast Cops since 2013 after picking it up from Fox, where it had run for 25 seasons. . ...Read Full Story

Daniel Radcliffe Responds To J.K. Rowling’s Controversial Transgender Comments

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is speaking out regarding the controversy surrounding “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and her recent tweets that drew backlash from the LGBTQ+ community. Rowling came under fire over the weekend for taking issue with an op-ed using the phrase “people who menstruate,” and seemingly poked fun at the non-gendered language. “I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. someone help me out. wumben? wimpund? woomud?” she wrote.. ...Read Full Story

Vanessa Bryant Seeking ”Hundreds of Millions” Of Dollars In Kobe And Gianna Bryant Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Lifetime Cuts Ties With Abby Lee Miller Of “Dance Moms” After Allegations Of Racist Comments

Lifetime is cutting ties with Dance Moms‘ Abby Lee Miller after accusations of racism surfaced against the reality star. The network will no longer move forward with Millers’s planned new show, Abby’s Virtual Dance Off, a spinoff series to Dance Moms scheduled to premiere later this summer.  In addition, should Dance Moms be renewed for a 9th season, Miller will no longer be part of the series.. ...Read Full Story

Music, TV, And Film Production In California Can Resume On June 12th

After months of shutdowns throughout the entertainment industry, California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced guidelines to resume music, film, and television production in California.  Work can begin again on June 12th, as the state transitions into Stage 3 of its coronavirus recovery plan. Stage 3 allows for the re-opening of some “higher-risk workplaces.” Concerts won’t return until stage 4 (and even then, it might not be a typical concert experience) but most recording studios “can” be back after Friday.. ...Read Full Story

Emma Watson Says She’s “Still Learning” After Receiving Backlash For Black Tuesday Post

Actress Emma Watson responded to Twitter backlash her support of the #BlackoutTuesday initiative on her Instagram account. Watson, a UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and vocal supporter of the Time’s Up movement, joined Tuesday’s blackout across social media and posted three black squares framed by white borders. Each of them was accompanied by the hashtags #blackouttuesday, #theshowmustbepaused, #amplifymelanatedvoices and #amplifyblackvoices.. ...Read Full Story

Emma Watson Says She’s “Still Learning” After Receiving Backlash For Black Tuesday Post

Actress Emma Watson responded to Twitter backlash her support of the #BlackoutTuesday initiative on her Instagram account. Watson, a UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and vocal supporter of the Time’s Up movement, joined Tuesday’s blackout across social media and posted three black squares framed by white borders. Each of them was accompanied by the hashtags #blackouttuesday, #theshowmustbepaused, #amplifymelanatedvoices and #amplifyblackvoices.. ...Read Full Story

Garth Brooks Reschedules Cincinnati Show For Second Time

Garth Brooks has postponed his upcoming stadium show at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium, which was planned for June 27. While there is no new date to reschedule the concert at this time, Garth did assure fans that originally purchased tickets will be honored at the new date. It’s the second time the Cincinnati show has been rescheduled; the show was originally planned for May 16. However, stay-at-home regulations caused by the pandemic continue to make gatherings unsafe.. ...Read Full Story

“Riverdale” Star Vanessa Morgan Alleges She is Paid Less Than White Co-Stars

“Riverdale” actress Vanessa Morgan announced she’s “not being quiet anymore” when it comes to the portrayal of black people in media. Morgan tweeted:  “Tired of how black people are portrayed in Media. Tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as side kick non dimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show. It starts with the media.” . ...Read Full Story

Lea Michele Apologizes For Being Difficult On Set Of “Glee” After Multiple Accusations Against Her

Former “Glee” star Lea Michele has apologized for being “unnecessarily difficult” on the set of her show, after a co-star accused Michele of making her time there “a living hell.”  Michele issued a statement saying that while she didn’t recall any incident or judged anyone by their background, she was sorry and blamed her privilege and “immaturity.”. ...Read Full Story

‘Rocky’ Documentary Narrated By Sylvester Stallone To Debut This Month

A “Rocky” documentary titled 40 Years Of Rocky: The Birth Of A Classic, will debut this month.  Narrated by Sylvester Stallone, the behind-the scenes film will delve into Stallone’s experiences working on the original “Rocky.” The documentary is written and produced by Derek Wayne Johnson, and in a statement he said the film will “give audiences an intimate, and at times, emotional experience.”. ...Read Full Story

Chrissy Teigen Donating $200,000 To Help Bail Out Protestors After George Floyd’s Death

As protests continue against police brutality throughout the United States surrounding the police killing of George Floyd, Chrissy Teigen is using her platform to help those protestors who have been arrested. Teigen shared on Twitter that she would first donate $100,000 to help pay for protestors’ bailouts, but later increased the amount to $200,000. . ...Read Full Story

‘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