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Kevin Feige explains why T’Challa was not recast in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'

Kevin Feige explains why T’Challa was not recast in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'

Marvel StudiosWhen it was announced that another Black Panther movie was to come after the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed the titular superhero aka T'Challa in the 2018 hit film, Marvel fans wondered how another story could be told without him. Some even wondered if the franchise would continue with a different actor taking… ... Continue Reading
Taylor Hale makes historic 'Big Brother 24' win

Taylor Hale makes historic 'Big Brother 24' win

CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.History was made when Taylor Hale was crowned the winner of Big Brother season 24 on Sunday night. The 27-year-old current reigning Miss Michigan USA is the first Black woman to win the non-celebrity format of the game. In 2019, singer and television personality Tamar Braxton won the… ... Continue Reading
John Cena now a Guinness World Record holder thanks to his 650th Make-A-Wish visit

John Cena now a Guinness World Record holder thanks to his 650th Make-A-Wish visit

John Cena in 2015; Noam Galai/Getty ImagesSure, he was a champion in the wrestling ring and has starred in blockbuster movies like Fast 9 and hit shows like Peacemaker, but John Cena is now officially a world record holder, for a great reason. Guinness Book of World Records has certified that Cena has set the all-time record… ... Continue Reading
Betty White memorabilia auction smashes expectations, raising more than $4 million

Betty White memorabilia auction smashes expectations, raising more than $4 million

Vincent Sandoval/WireImageIt was never in doubt what an icon the late Betty White was, but in case you needed any more proof, an auction of items from her life and career smashed all expectations.  Julien's Auctions says the three-day event raised more than four million bucks, nearly seven times the $600,000 pre-auction estimate. What's more,… ... Continue Reading
In Brief: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' Oscar-winner dies, and more

In Brief: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' Oscar-winner dies, and more

Louise Fletcher, best known for her Oscar-winning portrayal of Nurse Ratched in director Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, died Friday at her home in France, a rep for the actress tells Variety. She was 88. On TV, Fletcher played family matriarch Peggy “Grammy” Gallagher on Showtime’s Shameless, and also had recurring roles… ... Continue Reading
'Don't Worry Darling' tops the box office with $19.2 million

'Don't Worry Darling' tops the box office with $19.2 million

Courtesy of Warner Bros. PicturesThe psychological drama Don't Worry Darling scored the best opening of any new release in more than a month, topping the weekend box office with an estimated $19.2 million. The Olivia Wilde-directed film -- starring Wilde, Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll and Chris Pine -- delivered a total of… ... Continue Reading
Netflix's Tudum teases new and returning series and movies, including 'The Crown', 'You' and 'Emily in Paris'

Netflix's Tudum teases new and returning series and movies, including 'The Crown', 'You' and 'Emily in Paris'

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Netflix revealed a new slate of shows and movies -- and news about returning favorites -- at its annual TUDUM showcase Saturday.

The event kicked off with a new trailer for Enola Holmes 2, starring Millie Bobby Brown. She returns as the titular character who, after solving her first case, continues to follow in the footsteps of her famous brother, Sherlock -- played once again by Henry Cavill -- now with her own agency, only to find life as a female detective-for-hire is harder than it looks.

Other highlights also included teaser trailers for returning favorites Emily in Paris, debuting December 21; Manifest's fourth and final season; the second installment of Shadow and Bone; Vikings: Valhala season two; and Dead to Me's third and final season, launching November 17.

Additionally, the streamer debuted trailers for the Bridgerton spinoff, Queen Charlotte, starring India Amarteifio as the young Charlotte and Corey Mylchreest as the young King George; a first-look trailer and October 13 release date for its upcoming horror thriller The Watcher; plus clips of the Addams Family spinoff Wednesday, premiering November 23.

The showcase also featured new clips of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery; Jason Momoa's Slumberland; Jennifer Lopez's action film The Mother; The School for Good and Evil; and Gal Gadot's Heart of Stone. There was also a behind-the scenes teaser for Extraction 2, the sequel to the 2020 Chris Hemsworth action thriller.

Netflix also announced the release dates for The Crown's fifth season, debuting on November 9; Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher’s Your Place or Mine, arriving February 10; Noah Centineo’s retitled Netflix series The Recruit, coming December 16; and 1989, arriving November 17. Part one of You season four will premiere on February 10, while its part two will be released a month later, on March 10.













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Rihanna to headline Super Bowl 57 halftime show

Rihanna to headline Super Bowl 57 halftime show

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARASRihanna will headline the Super Bowl 57 halftime show. The singer herself confirmed the news Late Sunday afternoon ET by posting an image on her social media of her tattooed right hand and arm holding a football aloft -- the same photo promoter Roc Nation first posted to their Twitter, with the caption "Let’s GO -… ... Continue Reading
'Jurassic World: Dominion' crosses $1 billion worldwide

'Jurassic World: Dominion' crosses $1 billion worldwide

Universal PicturesIts pace may have been more brontosaurus than velociraptor, but the finish line was crossed nonetheless: Universal Pictures is celebrating because Jurassic World: Dominion crossed the $1 billion line at the global box office. The film, which opened June 10, had the second-biggest debut of the year with a $145 million take, but it… ... Continue Reading
Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin reconcile a month after she filed for divorce

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin reconcile a month after she filed for divorce

Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesThe marriage of Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin is apparently getting a reboot. Just a month after the 54-year-old model and entrepreneur split from the 76-year-old Rocky icon, Page Six reports the couple has patched things up. "They decided to meet back up at home, where they talked and were able to work… ... Continue Reading
Director reveals Jon Hamm took big salary cut to make 'Fletch' happen

Director reveals Jon Hamm took big salary cut to make 'Fletch' happen

Miramax(Note Language) Director Greg Mottola reveals that Jon Hamm wanted to make Fletch happen so badly, he opened up his wallet. Mottola told the website Uproxx that the Mad Man Emmy winner dumped 60% of his salary from their new movie, Confess, Fletch, to secure financing for three extra days of filming for the new… ... Continue Reading
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' star sentenced to life for mother's murder

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' star sentenced to life for mother's murder

Grantham in 2013 - Andrew Chin/Getty ImagesRyan Grantham, who as a young actor starred as Rodney James in 2010's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2020 shooting death of his mother, Barbara Waite. CBC reports the 22-year-old Canadian actor, who pleaded guilty to second degree murder in… ... Continue Reading
The CIA now has its own podcast

The CIA now has its own podcast

Getty ImagesThere are myriad podcasts out there about crimes, mysteries and unbelievable stories, and evidently, the CIA wants in. The Central Intelligence Agency has just launched The Langley Files, an official podcast featuring past and present agents as well as "special guests" telling stories -- well, those "that they can" reveal -- in an effort… ... Continue Reading
Weekend Watchlist: What's new on streaming

Weekend Watchlist: What's new on streaming

Ready, set, binge! Here are some of the new titles available to stream this weekend:

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Dahmer:&nbsap;Learn the story of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, in the 10-part limited horror series

Lou: A mother teams up with a mysterious neighbor to save her kidnapped daughter, all while a massive storm rages in the new drama film.

Hulu
Reboot: This meta comedy series is all about how the dysfunctional cast of an early 2000s sitcom comes back together after decades apart.

The Kardashians:The famous family is back and ready to show off their biggest triumphs and their hardest struggles in season two.

Disney+
Dancing with the Stars: Catch up on the newest season where celebrities like Selma Blair and Wayne Brady compete for the Mirrorball trophy.

Andor: Return to a galaxy far, far away to witness the beginnings of the rebellion against the Empire in the new Star Wars-inspired TV series.

Happy streaming!

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Bryce Dallas Howard claims director Colin Trevorrow defended her about her weight in 'Jurassic World: Dominion'

Bryce Dallas Howard claims director Colin Trevorrow defended her about her weight in 'Jurassic World: Dominion'

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for CTAOPActress and director Bryce Dallas Howard says Universal execs wanted her to lose weight before she starred again as Claire Dearing in the hit threequel Jurassic World: Dominion, but director Colin Trevorrow wasn't having it. "...How do I say this…[I've] been asked to not use my natural body in cinema," Howard… ... Continue Reading
Who should be the next James Bond? Pierce Brosnan shares his thoughts

Who should be the next James Bond? Pierce Brosnan shares his thoughts

Brosnan in "Black Adam" - Courtesy Warner Bros. PicturesFormer James Bond Pierce Brosnan is sharing his thoughts on who should be next up to play the secret agent. "Who should do it? I don’t care," said Brosnan, who portrayed the charming, martini-drinking 007 for four films from 1995-2002, in a GQ interview published Thursday. "It’ll… ... Continue Reading
In Brief: What's next for 'Better Call Saul' creator Vince Gilligan, and more

In Brief: What's next for 'Better Call Saul' creator Vince Gilligan, and more

Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order for project that would reunite Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan with Better Call Saul actress Rhea Seehorn, who will star in the untitled series. Details are being kept under wraps, but a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter indicates that, unlike his previous two… ... Continue Reading
'Dancing with the Stars' reports multiple cases of COVID-19 following premiere

'Dancing with the Stars' reports multiple cases of COVID-19 following premiere

ABCDancing wasn't the only thing that broke out at Monday's Dancing with the Stars season 31 premiere: at least four cases of COVID-19 were reported among the show's crew following its debut on Disney+. A DWTS spokesperson told Deadline that all four crew members work in “completely different departments that do not have in-person contact… ... Continue Reading
'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' puts a star-studded spin on America's Game

'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' puts a star-studded spin on America's Game

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It's time once again for celebrities to spin the wheel and solve the puzzle. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune returns to ABC Sunday night, with Snoop Dogg, Amanda Seales and Mark Duplass competing on behalf of their chosen charities.

Host Pat Sajak tells ABC Audio that celebrities aren't usually the best players, which actually means a little more work for him.

"You know, celebrities are not necessarily loyal Wheel of Fortune viewers. Presumably, they've seen the show. We hope that they have. But, you know...on our regular show they're a little more, you know, they've studied for a long time. They wanted to be on maybe for decades. They've tried out a number of times," he explains. "So we have to kind of take [celebrities] by the hand a little bit and show them through the game."

That's not taking anything away from the celebs, according to Sajak, who notes, "even if you're familiar with it, to be thrown in the studio and suddenly have to go with all the rules and everything can be challenging."

Sajak, who's hosted the show since 1981, says that in his experience, there's one group of celebrities that, in his experience, seem to have an edge over the others.

"Probably athletes seem to have the advantage over other celebrities, since they tend to be a little more competitive," he says. "I mean, because of that winning attitude sort of ingrained in them. But, you know, it's always a surprise."

Vanna White, who's co-hosted the show with Sajak for the past 40 years, thinks the secret to their long partnership is that they only spend 34 days a year together.

"We hardly see each other," adds Sajak, joking, "If all marriages were like this, the divorce rate would be absolutely gone."

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Tim Roth says he couldn't believe it when the Marvel Cinematic Universe came calling for 'She-Hulk'

Tim Roth says he couldn't believe it when the Marvel Cinematic Universe came calling for 'She-Hulk'

Marvel StudiosAcclaimed actor Tim Roth starred as Emil Blonsky/The Abomination in 2008's The Incredible Hulk, a job he tells ABC Audio he took enthusiastically, because he got "to play a monster." "You know, I just felt it was for the kids, when you're picking them up at school," he recalled with a laugh. Roth says… ... Continue Reading