Category Archives: Showbiz News

Gabrielle Dennis dishes on her “Luke Cage” character and the critical decision she’ll have to make

Gabrielle Dennis dishes on her “Luke Cage” character and the critical decision she’ll have to make

Netflix/David LeeGabrielle Dennis will be one to watch on the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage. The black superhero series, which officially launches today, will feature Dennis as Tilda Johnson, the estranged daughter of disgraced Harlem councilwoman Mariah Dillard, played by Alfre Woodard. “She’s regal. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s just.. amazing,” Dennis tells ABC…Continue Reading

Roseanne Barr reacts to spin-off show, “The Conners”

Roseanne Barr reacts to spin-off show, “The Conners”

ABC/Adam Rose (LOS ANGELES) — ABC on Thursday announced it would be moving forward with a Roseanne spin-off that excludes the show’s original star and namesake. The network added that show regulars like John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman are all set to reprise their roles in the new sitcom,…Continue Reading

Wakanda to Washington: “Black Panther” items are headed to the National Museum of African American History

Wakanda to Washington: “Black Panther” items are headed to the National Museum of African American History

Marvel Studios(WASHINGTON D.C.) — Black Panther’s vibranium costume and other items from the record-breaking film will soon be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The museum acquired several objects from the blockbuster Marvel movie, including the Black Panther suit worn by actor Chadwick Boseman; a shooting…Continue Reading

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars into theaters this weekend

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars into theaters this weekend

Universal(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide Friday: * Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World takes place three years after the events of the first film, with Owen and Claire — played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, respectively, reprising their Jurassic World roles — scrambling to save the dinosaurs from…Continue Reading

Peter Fonda apologizes for threatening Baron Trump with kidnapping

Peter Fonda apologizes for threatening Baron Trump with kidnapping

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Peter Fonda has apologized for a series of what he now calls “vulgar” tweets, one of which said, “…We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.”  Barron Trump is the 12-year-old son of President Trump and wife…Continue Reading

Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick rev up fans for another serving of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”

Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick rev up fans for another serving of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”

Netflix(NEW YORK) — Netflix has just debuted a trailer for the upcoming season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The clip starts of with Seinfeld and Matthew Broderick introducing the teaser with a black and white scene modeled after an early car commercial. Jerry pokes fun at other “too complicated” streaming shows, boasting each episode of…Continue Reading

“SNL” star Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande: it’s “like I won a contest”

“SNL” star Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande: it’s “like I won a contest”

Kailey Fellows/NBC(NEW YORK) — Pete Davidson was Jimmy Fallon’s guest on Wednesday’s The Tonight Show, where he confirmed his engagement to Ariana Grande publicly for the first time. “You know you didn’t have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show,” Fallon began, to which Davidson replied, “But I did!” “I feel like I won a contest,” the Saturday Night Live star, told…Continue Reading

“black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams developing “Juneteenth” musical

“black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams developing “Juneteenth” musical

ABC/Bob D’Amico(LOS ANGELES) — Pharrell Williams and black-ish creator Kenya Barris are developing a stage musical based on the Juneteenth African-American holiday, which celebrates the final day of slavery in the U.S.: June 19, 1865. “I dream about projects like this,” Pharrell said, according to Deadline.com. “Juneteenth will change culture and change history. We couldn’t sign…Continue Reading

Kevin Costner says “Yellowstone’s” Montana setting is like “the Garden of Eden”

Kevin Costner says “Yellowstone’s” Montana setting is like “the Garden of Eden”

Paramount Network(NEW YORK) — Kevin Costner is no stranger to Westerns, starring in films like Dances with Wolves and Silverado. Now, he’s taking on the modern-day Western in the new Paramount Network series, Yellowstone. Costner plays John Dutton, a fifth-generation rancher defending his sprawling Montana property from land developers while dealing with dysfunctional relationships with…Continue Reading

George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to support immigrant children

George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to support immigrant children

Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty ImagesOnce again, George and Amal Clooney are supporting an emerging cause with cash.  The celebrity couple just announced they’re donating $100,000 to help immigrant children in the U.S. The donation was made to The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, the website for which declares their mission is to “promote the…Continue Reading

Report: Khloé Kardashian back in LA; family forgives Tristan Thompson

Report: Khloé Kardashian back in LA; family forgives Tristan Thompson

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Remy Martin(LOS ANGELES) — Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson returned to Los Angeles over the weekend to continue working on their relationship — with the full support of her family and friends, a source tells Entertainment Tonight. “[Tristan] has a home in L.A. too, but the plan is to live together…Continue Reading

It’s a boy! Eva Longoria welcomes a son

It’s a boy! Eva Longoria welcomes a son

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — Eva Longoria has welcomed a son, the actress confirms to Hola! USA. The boy, named Santiago Enrique Bastón, is Longoria and husband José Bastón’s first child together. Bastón, the president of Televisa, has three children from a previous marriage. Baby Santiago reportedly arrived Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,…Continue Reading

“Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan announces, then walks back intention to leave Fox over immigration news coverage

“Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan announces, then walks back intention to leave Fox over immigration news coverage

ABC Image Group/LA(LOS ANGELES) — After announcing his intention to leave Fox over its news division’s support of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan has revised his position. “I have great respect and admiration for Dana Walden, Gary Newman, Peter Rice, and everyone at 20th Century Fox Studios who have all…Continue Reading

Kevin Costner remembers his late co-star Whitney Houston

Kevin Costner remembers his late co-star Whitney Houston

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — Academy Award winner Kevin Costner stopped by Good Morning America on Tuesday to dish on his new show, Yellowstone, while also celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard — the hit movie in which he co-starred with the late Whitney Houston. Costner opened up about why The Bodyguard still resonates with fans today. “We want that level of security — who cares for…Continue Reading

Mara Brock Akil and the “Love Is ____” cast share their “brave” journey in bringing the romantic drama to life

Mara Brock Akil and the “Love Is ____” cast share their “brave” journey in bringing the romantic drama to life

Photo by Michael Desmond © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. / Courtesy of OWN(MIAMI BEACH) — Tonight, OWN will premiere Love Is ____, the scripted relationship drama from Mara Brock Akil and her husband/producing partner, Salim Akil. The series, inspired by the couple’s real-life relationship journey, follows Michele Weaver as Nuri and Will Catlett as Yasir and how the two unexpectedly fell in love while pursuing their…Continue Reading

“Big” to celebrate 30th anniversary with a return to theaters

“Big” to celebrate 30th anniversary with a return to theaters

TM & © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.(HOLLYWOOD) — No fortune teller machine needed: Big is all grown up and turning 30. The 1988 Tom Hanks comedy flick, about a 13-year-old boy who has his wish granted to “be big,” is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a return to…Continue Reading

“Killing Eve” leads nominees for the 34th Annual TCA Awards

“Killing Eve” leads nominees for the 34th Annual TCA Awards

BBC America(HOLLYWOOD) — Newcomer series Killing Eve, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and GLOW are among the nominees for this year’s TCA Awards, Variety reports. BBC America’s Sandra Oh drama Killing Eve scored the most nominations with five, following by the just-concluded series The Americans, with four. Atlanta, Barry, The Good Place, The Handmaid’s Tale and…Continue Reading