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Keke Palmer hosting this year’s MTV VMAs

Keke Palmer hosting this year’s MTV VMAs

MTV(NEW YORK) — Keke Palmer is hosting this year’s MTV VMAs.The actress, singer and TV personality extraordinaire will helm the awards ceremony, airing live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “We’re thrilled to have the multi-talented Keke Palmer as this year’s VMAs host,” says Bruce Gillmer, president…

The ‘Edward Scissorhands’ house is up for sale and could be yours for $224,000

The ‘Edward Scissorhands’ house is up for sale and could be yours for $224,000

Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Fans of Edward Scissorhands can get their hands on an important piece of Hollywood history: the house famously seen in the 1990 movie has hit the market. Tampa Bay Times reports that the residence, which served as the Boggs family home, is currently listed at $224,000. The three bedroom, two bathroom house, which was built…

Bryan Cranston said he’d play Walter White again in ‘Better Call Saul’ “in a second”

Bryan Cranston said he’d play Walter White again in ‘Better Call Saul’ “in a second”

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Fans of Breaking Bad have been champing at the bit to see Walter White appear in his show’s Emmy-winning prequel spin-off, Better Call Saul, since its first episode.  One of those fans is apparently Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston. The Emmy winner makes it plain in a new interview with Collider that he’d “do it in a second.”  “I would…

Jussie Smollett’s sister Jurnee defends his innocence in Chicago assault claim

Jussie Smollett’s sister Jurnee defends his innocence in Chicago assault claim

Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence(NOTE LANGUAGE) Jussie Smollett’s sister, Jurnee, for the first time publicly, addressed the ongoing investigation into whether her brother paid two men to stage an attack against him in January 2019, and staunchly defended the Empire actor. “It’s been f****** painful…one of the most painful things my family’s ever experienced — to love someone as much…

‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ ratings tumble following abuse allegations

‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ ratings tumble following abuse allegations

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Ratings for Ellen Degeneres’ daytime talk show hit an all-time low last month following the bombshell Buzzfeed article alleging a toxic work environment behind the scenes, according to The Wrap. Ellen’s ratings, for the week ending July 26, were down 9% from the previous week, based on Nielsen, and a staggering 29% from the same week last…

‘Captain Marvel’ sequel reportedly taps Nia DaCosta to serve as its new director

‘Captain Marvel’ sequel reportedly taps Nia DaCosta to serve as its new director

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — The second Captain Marvel movie has finally found its new director in Candyman’s Nia DaCosta. Deadline reports that DaCosta, who directed Jordan Peele’s reboot of the 1992 slasher film, will sit in the director’s chair when Captain Marvel 2 starts filming. This makes her the first Black woman to direct a Marvel Studios picture. DaCosta is an up and comer…

Alyssa Milano reveals she had COVID-19: “It felt like I was dying”

Alyssa Milano reveals she had COVID-19: “It felt like I was dying”

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Alyssa Milano is cautioning fans that COVID-19 testing isn’t 100 percent reliable after testing negative for the virus three times despite having serious symptoms.  Finally, an antibody test — her fourth overall — told her what she already knew. The Charmed actress shared two photos to Instagram on Wednesday, the first one of her breathing with the…

Oprah faces backlash for calling out white privilege because she’s rich

Oprah faces backlash for calling out white privilege because she’s rich

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR(LOS ANGELES) — Oprah Winfrey is facing backlash over her comments about white privilege.  During the latest episode of the Apple TV+ series The Oprah Conversation, the 66-year-old media mogul, who was joined by former NFL pro and race activist Emmanuel Acho, opened the floor up for non-Black viewers to ask questions.  One guest took this opportunity…

Robert Downey Jr.’s production company launching Apple TV series

Robert Downey Jr.’s production company launching Apple TV series

Karwai Tang/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Hot on the heels of their reboot of Perry Mason getting renewed at HBO, Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey’s Team Downey production company has inked a drama deal with Apple TV.  Variety reports the pair will produce the as-yet-untitled show about a frustrated detective’s attempts to crack a cold case that spirals out of control.…

Hulu announces new slate of new shows, documentaries, horror series

Hulu announces new slate of new shows, documentaries, horror series

Hulu(LOS ANGELES) — During Friday’s Hulu Press Tour, the streaming service unveiled its slate of original upcoming programming, including new and returning series. Hulu announced the semi-animated comedy series Woke starring Lamorne Morris as well as No Man’s Land, the dramatic tale of the Syrian civil war. It also touted full-series orders of the documentary food…

“It’s painful”: A tearful Zoe Saldana apologizes for Nina Simone biopic

“It’s painful”: A tearful Zoe Saldana apologizes for Nina Simone biopic

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesIn an interview on Instagram Live with Pose creator Steven Canals, Zoe Saldana tearfully confessed she regretted portraying Nina Simone in Nina, a widely-panned 2016 biopic of the legendary singer and social activist’s life. “It’s painful,” an emotional Saldana said, “I should have tried everything in my power to cast a Black woman to…

‘Friends’ reunion delayed again over COVID-19

‘Friends’ reunion delayed again over COVID-19

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.(NEW YORK) — Could we be any more disappointed? The long-anticipated and oft-delayed reunion of Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler and Joey has been bumped again.  Variety reports that delays related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis were to blame for the latest postponement of the unscripted HBO Max special.  The special was initially supposed to shoot…