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46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Winners List

The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place Sunday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, hosted by Extra’s Mario Lopez and The Talk‘s Sheryl Underwood.  “General Hospital” was the big winner, in a ceremony that also included a tribute to the late “Young and the Restless” actor Kristoff St. John and a standing ovation for “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek. General Hospital took home five awards, followed by three for “Young and the Restless” which included outstanding drama series.. ...Read Full Story

Madonna Reveals ‘Madame X’ Tour Dates

Madonna has announced the Madame X tour, “a series of rare and intimate performances” to take place exclusively in theaters. The tour will begin with seven shows at New York’s BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Madonna will play then multiple nights at theaters at the Chicago Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met in Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach in 2019. . ...Read Full Story

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

Chip And Joanna Gaines To Launch Their Own Cable Network In 2020

On Wednesday, Discovery announced that Chip and Joanna Gaines will soon be getting their own cable TV channel as part of the launch of a new multi-platform media company led by the pair. The still unnamed network will debut in summer 2020 and take over the space currently occupied by the DIY Network, which reaches 52 million US homes, Discovery said. A new subscription streaming service is also in the plans.. ...Read Full Story

AMC Launching A Third ‘Walking Dead’ Series For 2020

AMC has announced it is green-lighting a third scripted series set in the world of The Walking Dead. According to the network, the series “will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.”. ...Read Full Story

Lori Loughlin, Her Husband And 14 Parents Face New Charges In College Admissions Case

On Tuesday, actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, along with 14 other parents, were hit with a new money laundering charge, this in the wake of the college admissions bribery scheme. The new charges come a day after actress Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents and a coach agreed to plead guilty. An indictment brought Tuesday adds a charge of money laundering conspiracy against the couple and 14 other parents.. ...Read Full Story

Adam Sandler To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ For The First Time On May 4

Adam Sandler, who got his start on “Saturday Night Live” as a writer and cast member, is returning to the show to host it for the first time. NBC announced Friday that Sandler is schedule to host on May 4 and will be accompanied by musical guest Shawn Mendes. “We are happy to welcome Adam back to ‘SNL’ in what is sure to be a special night,” executive producer Lorne Michaels said in a statement Friday.. ...Read Full Story

Netflix Renews Ricky Gervais Series “After Life” For Season 2

Streaming service Netflix announced that the Ricky Gervais-created comedy-drama series “After Life” will return next year for a six-episode second season. Gervais created the series, and wrote and directed each episode in Season 1.  On “After Life” he portrays a widower who contemplates suicide before deciding to live long enough to punish the world for his wife’s cancer-related death. . ...Read Full Story

‘Dumbo’ Leads The Box Office With $45M Opening Weekend

Tim Burton‘s live-action reboot of “Dumbo” earned $45 million in its debut weekend, coming in below the $50 million mark that early predictions expected. For a Disney project. Dumbo now sits toward the bottom of the Disney live-action films, well below The Jungle Book($103 million), Alice In Wonderland ($116 million), and Beauty and the Beast($174 million).  After this weekend, the film’s worldwide total is $116 million, $71 million coming from overseas.. ...Read Full Story