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ABC Announces ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Without Roseanne Barr Called ‘The Conners’

ABC will air a new “Roseanne” spinoff series called “The Conners” ― minus any involvement from Roseanne Barr, the network announced Thursday. The project was green-lit just weeks after the network canceled a reboot of Barr’s eponymous show following a series of racist comments the actress posted to Twitter about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. The new sitcom will debut with 10 episodes, and is set to premiere in Fall 2018.  “Roseanne” series stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman will return. “The Conners” will air in “Roseanne’s” vacated Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m. time slot. ABC said in a statement, “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love,. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”  ...Read more

Demi Lovato Sings About Addiction Struggles And Relapse In New Single “Sober”

Demi Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety in March, but her new song indicates she may no longer be sober. The pop star released ” Sober ” on YouTube on Thursday, and Lovato tweeted a link to the song with the words “My truth.” The singer-actress struggled with an eating disorder, self-mutilation and other issues, entering rehab in 2010. She has spoken out about her battles with drugs and alcohol over the years, and she’s become a role model for young women and men who have faced their own issues. Lyrics of the song include: “Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore/And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor.” Representatives for the 25-year-old singer didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. ...Read more

Michael B. Jordan And Sylvester Stallone Return In First “Creed II” Trailer

In the first trailer for Creed II, Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, whose latest opponent is a blast from the past and will be familiar to fans of the “Rocky” franhise. Creed is set to take on Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), who killed Creed’s father during a match in Rocky IV. Stallone, who won a Golden Globe for Creed and wrote Creed II, is back for his eighth go-around as Balboa, while Tessa Thompson returns as Creed’s love interest Bianca. Wood Harris and Phylicia Rashad also star. Creed II opens in theaters on Nov. 21. Watch the Creed II trailer below. ...Read more

Eva Longoria And Husband Jose Bastón Welcome First Child Together

“Desperate Housewives” alum Eva Longoria is a mom. The actress, 43, welcomed her first child, a boy, with husband José “Pepe” Bastón, 50, on Tuesday. She shared a photo of baby Santiago Enrique Bastón saying “we are so grateful for this beautiful blessing.” Bastón runs Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, and has three children from from a previous marriage. Longoria took her fans along with her as she documented her pregnancy on social media.  ...Read more

Months After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Kevin Spacey Will Return To Theaters In “Billionaire Boys Club”

Kevin Spacey will make his return to the big screen months after facing several sexual misconduct accusations. The actor will appear in Billionaire Boys Club, appearing with his Baby Driver costar Ansel Elgort. The movie was shot over a year before allegations against him came to light, and will be released in theaters August 17. Production company Vertical Entertainment said in a statement: “We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behavior — that were not publicly known when the film was made almost 2.5 years ago — do not tarnish the release. We don’t condone sexual harassment on any level and we fully support victims of it. At the same time, this is neither an easy nor insensitive decision to release this film in theaters, but we believe in giving the cast, as well as hundreds of crew members who worked hard on the film, the chance to see their final product reach audiences.” Allegations against Spacey were first brought forward in October by actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged the actor had previously made inappropriate sexual advances toward him when he was just 14-years-old. ...Read more

Several New “Star Trek” TV Shows in Development Under New Showrunner Alex Kurtzman

Earlier this month it was revealed that Star Trek: Discovery would be changing directions in it’s second season with the removal of its showrunners. Screenwriter and executive producer Alex Kurtzman was named Discovery‘s new showrunner, and now Kurtzman will also be at the helm of additional Star Trek television projects. Kurtzman has signed a development deal with CBS TV that will keep him under contract through 2023. Kurtzman’s expanded duties will include new iterations of Star Trek, which may include new TV series, miniseries, and possibly even animated projects. Reports state that one series in development potentially include a new series set at Starfleet Academy, a limited series with an unknown focus, a limited series centered on the story from Wrath of Khan, and an animated series. ...Read more

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Release Surprise Album; Now Available On Apple, Spotify

Beyoncé and Jay Z released their surprise album “Everything is Love” this weekend, but now everyone can access the power couple’s new release. Released exclusively on Tidal Saturday, the couple debuted the nine-track record “Everything Is Love,” and a music video for its single “Apes**t.” But now if you’re a Spotify subscriber you have access to the album, and the album can also be found on other streaming services like Apple Music. The video footage shows Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Louvre museum in Paris, including shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa, as well as shots of dancers performing. ...Read more

Actress Heather Locklear Hospitalized For Psychiatric Evaluation After Threatening To Harm Herself

According to the the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Heather Locklear was hospitalized in Thousand Oaks, California on Sunday, June 17, for a psychiatric evaluation. A police source said that a family member called 911 and claimed that Locklear, 56, had been acting erratically and threatened to hurt herself. The caller also alleged that Locklear was looking for a gun to shoot herself. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department both responded to Locklear’s home at approximately 3:50 p.m. They found that “there was no crime, only a medical issue.”  This comes months after Locklear was arrested on a felony charge of domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer following a domestic dispute with her boyfriend.  Locklear returned to treatment in the wake of her arrest, her sixth stint in rehab. Locklear shares Ava, 20, with ex-husband Richie Sambora. ...Read more

Millie Bobby Brown Split Her Kneecap And Will Miss The MTV Movie And TV Awards

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown will not able to attend the MTV Movie and TV Awards after suffering a kneecap fracture. The popular 14-year-old actress and the hit Netflix show are nominated for a total of six awards at the ceremony, which airs on Monday. “Hi guys, so another milestone in my life; I’ve never actually broken a bone, except for now,” Millie said in an Instagram video showing her sitting on a chair, by a crutch, with her leg in a black adjustable brace. “I have split my kneecap, so I, from the doctor’s orders, he told me to rest up and that means that I won’t be attending the MTV Awards this weekend.” The cast is nominated for Best On-Screen Team at the show. “I love them so dearly, so I wish you guys the best and I’m sending my luck with you and I’ll be there in spirit,” Millie said. “Love you guys so much and peace out.” ...Read more

“Talking Dead” Host And Nerdist Founder Chris Hardwick Denies Sexually Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend Chloe Dykstra

Actress Chloe Dykstra described in a viral post that an ex-boyfriend became emotionally abusive and allegedly sexually assaulted her in the three years they dated. While she didn’t name the subject of her essay, it was widely assumed to be Chris Hardwick; who was widely known as an ex-boyfriend. Now Hardwick — the founder of Nerdist and “Talking Dead” host — has issued a statement seemingly confirming his identity in the essay, but denying that the abuse took place. During the relationship, Dykstra was “terrified” of upsetting Hardwick, she said, and allowed the alleged assault to continue because he “expected” her “to be ready for him when he came home from work.” Hardwick said in a statement that Dykstra’s accusations were “very serious” and “not to be taken lightly.” Hardwick denied all of Dykstra’s claims in his statement. “l was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her,” he wrote. “As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women.” ...Read more