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LeBron James To Star In “Space Jam 2”

NBA superstar LeBron James and his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, announced a sequel to 1996’s “Space Jam” that will boast an all-star team, Ryan Coogler of “Black Panther” is set to produce the film, James will star and Terence Nance of “Random Acts of Flyness” will serve as director. The new Lakers superstar playing himself in “Trainwreck” opposite Amy Schumer but has never starred in a feature film. James told the Hollywood Reporter that he “loved [Coogler’s] vision” for “Black Panther” and believes the director will bring the same magic to “Space Jam.” Other NBA stars are expected to star with James in the film, although there is no word on any further details. Production on “Space Jam 2” is expected begin in summer of 2019, following the NBA season. ...Read more

Veronica Mars’ Revival Heading To Hulu With 8-Episode Order

On Thursday, Hulu officially announced they have picked up an eight-episode revival of “Veronica Mars,” with series star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas set to return in 2019. As of now, Bell and Thomas are the only two people involved with the original series who confirmed to return. The original cast included Ryan Hansen, Percy Daggs, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra and Enrico Colantoni. Hulu has also struck an agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for streaming rights to all past episodes of the original “Veronica Mars,” including the 2014 feature film. All will be available in 2019. Bell starred as the titular spy character on the series, which followed a California teen sleuth and student who led a second life as a private investigator under the guidance of her detective father (played by Colantoni). “Veronica Mars” debuted in 2004 and ran for two seasons on UPN, then jumping to The CW for one season before getting canceled. A feature film was made in 2014. ...Read more

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Release Date Announced For September 2019

On Wednesday, Focus Features announced the film continuation of the award-winning series “Downton Abbey.”  The movie will hit North American theaters on September 19, 2019, and internationally, the film will debut on September 13, 2019, via Universal Pictures International. “Downton Abbey” ran for six seasons from 2010-2015, and in that time the series earned three Golden Globes and 15 Emmy Awards. The series, set at the turn of the 20th Century, focused on the wealthy Crawley family and the servants who work for and live with them. The film was officially announced back in July and will be about “the Crawley family’s next chapter.” The original cast, including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, and Maggie Smith, are expected to return. Julian Fellowes, who created “Downton Abbey” and wrote the film’s screenplay, is producing alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Filming commenced earlier this month. ...Read more

Kelly Clarkson Heads To Daytime With New Talk Show

NBCUniversal announced Wednesday that Kelly Clarkson has landed a talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which has been sold to the NBC Owned Television Station group for its fall 2019 debut. Clarkson said in a statement, “I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations. Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!” “The Kelly Clarkson Show” has been sold to 11 NBC-owned affiliates, where it will air as a lead-in to “Ellen.” The show is being described by NBC Universal as “a weekday brunch party” will be a mix of interviews with celebrity guests, interesting stories and musical performances.  ...Read more

Julie Chen Announces She’s Leaving ‘The Talk’ After Husband Les Moonves’ Departure As CBS Chairman

Julie Chen announced she was leaving “The Talk” on Tuesday, just over a week after her husband and former CBS Chairman Les Moonves left the network amid new allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. Chen shared the news via a taped message at the end of “The Talk’s” Tuesday’s show, where she thanked the viewers and fellow ladies on the panel. Chen said, “I have been at ‘The Talk’ since the day it started. The cast, crew and staff have become family … but right now I need to spend more time at home.” She continued, “I’ve decided to leave ‘The Talk’ … I will always cherish the memories we’ve shared.” She then thanked all of the ladies on the panel. Chen’s announcement comes just nine days after CBS confirmed Moonves’ departure. Chen had been with “The Talk” since 2010. ...Read more

‘Captain Marvel’ Starring Brie Larson Debuts First Movie Trailer

The first trailer for Marvel’s first female led superhero film has arrived. The trailer for “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson in the title role, premiered on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning, and the Oscar winning actress herself debuted the two-minute sneak peek from The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. In the preview, Captain Marvel uses her mighty powers, works with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and takes on intergalactic foes. “Captain Marvel” is the first solo film from the studio to be led by a woman and the title character is considered one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel universe. Fans are hoping the film will answer some questions that remain from “Avengers: Infinity War.” “Captain Marvel” is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The film will arrive in theaters on March 8. ...Read more

Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Are Big Winners At 2018 Emmy Awards

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won top honors at the 70th Emmy Awards on Monday night. “Thrones” took top honors over such popular shows as Netflix’s “The Crown,” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which won the best drama prize last year. The biggest winner of the night was “Mrs. Maisel,” a comedy that follows a 1950s housewife who breaks into stand-up comedy. “Mrs. Maisel” also took top honors for its lead actress (Rachel Brosnahan), supporting actress (Alex Borstein), directing (Amy Sherman-Palladino, who co-created the series) and writing (Sherman-Palladino).  Many of the night’s big winners came from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, two leading streaming services that have challenged the long-standing dominance of traditional broadcast and cable networks. In the supporting categories, Thandie Newton won for her role on HBO’s “Westworld” and Peter Dinklage nabbed a third Emmy for his role as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones.” ...Read more

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Are Big Winners At 2018 Emmy Awards

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won top honors at the 70th Emmy Awards on Monday night. “Thrones” took top honors over such popular shows as Netflix’s “The Crown,” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which won the best drama prize last year. The biggest winner of the night was “Mrs. Maisel,” a comedy that follows a 1950s housewife who breaks into stand-up comedy. “Mrs. Maisel” also took top honors for its lead actress (Rachel Brosnahan), supporting actress (Alex Borstein), directing (Amy Sherman-Palladino, who co-created the series) and writing (Sherman-Palladino).  Many of the night’s big winners came from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, two leading streaming services that have challenged the long-standing dominance of traditional broadcast and cable networks. In the supporting categories, Thandie Newton won for her role on HBO’s “Westworld” and Peter Dinklage nabbed a third Emmy for his role as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones.” ...Read more

Dylan Farrow And Ronan Farrow Slam Soon-Yi Previn Interview With New York Magazine

Dylan Farrow and Ronan Farrow publicly responded to a profile published by New York Magazine with Soon-Yi Previn that featured Previn’s version of how their mother, Mia Farrow,  treated them as children. In the interview, Previn, the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow and wife of Woody Allen, disputed allegations that Allen sexually abused Dylan Farrow, another of Mia Farrow’s adopted children, and called them “so unjust.” Previn also said Mia Farrow took “advantage of the #MeToo movement” and was “never kind” to her.  In response, Dylan Farrow in a statement posted to Twitter on Sunday night said “Shame on New York Magazine.” Allegations thatAllen had molested Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, when she was 7 first surfaced in the ’90s. Dylan Farrow wrote again of the alleged abuse in 2014. Allen has denied these claims.Ronan Farrow also shared a statement on Twitter about the profile, defending both his sister and mother. You can see both Dylan and Ronan Farrow’s full statements in the link below. ...Read more

Joaquin Phoenix’s First Look As “The Joker” Revealed

The Joker is currently filming in New York City and director Todd Phillips gave us the first official look at Joaquin Phoenix in character. While the picture doesn’t show Phoenix in full makeup, we get a sense of the direction Phillips is taking with the character, and we get a name. According to Phillips’ post, the character will be called Arthur. Additionally, leaded videos from the film show “Arthur” having an animated discussion with a large man dressed up like a clown, taking them to the streets — and we can see Arthur laughing and smoking a cigarette. The film is the first solo movie that will center around the popular Batman villain, and is being executive produced by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese.  ...Read more