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Steve Carell joins Tina Fey in the Netflix comedy ‘The Four Seasons’

Steve Carell, 61, has joined the cast of the Netflix comedy The Four Seasons, starring alongside Tina Fey in the upcoming series.

The Four Seasons, co-created and written by Fey with ’30 Rock’ collaborators Tracey Wigfield and Lang Fisher, is based on the 1981 film of the same name which was written, directed by and starred Alan Alda. The original The Four Seasons followed three New York couples as they vacation together during each of the four seasons.

The series will mark Fey’s first starring TV role since 30 Rock, which concluded in 2013 after seven seasons on NBC. Carell’s recent TV credits include the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show and the FX limited series The Patient; he has voice roles in the upcoming films IF, and Despicable Me 4.

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See Benedict Cumberbatch in the trailer for the Netflix series ‘Eric’

Netflix is teasing the new thriller series Eric, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The streaming service shared a trailer for the show featuring Cumberbatch, who ‘plays a desperate father whose world becomes unraveled.’

Eric, written and created by Abi Morgan (‘The Iron Lady’, ‘Shame’) and directed Lucy Forbes (‘This is Going to Hurt’), stars Cumberbatch as New York puppeteer Vincent, the creator of the hit children’s show Good Day Sunshine, whose life unravels when his nine-year-old son, Edgar, goes missing on the way to school. The trailer shows Vincent create Eric, a blue monster puppet inspired by his son’s drawings, and become convinced that the puppet is the key to bringing Edgar home.

Showrunner Morgan told Netflix’s Tudum that “Eric is a dark and crazy journey into the heart of 1980s New York — and the good, bad, and ugly world of Vincent.” Gaby Hoffmann, McKinley Belcher III and Ivan Howe also star.

Eric premieres May 30; take a look at the trailer: here.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs issues apology after footage of him assaulting ex-Cassie Ventura in 2016 surfaces

On Sunday, Sean “Diddy” Combs issued an apology after the release of a 2016 video that shows him shoving and kicking his ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura.

CNN obtained and released the security footage in question on Friday, May 17, in which Diddy could be seen pushing over and kicking Cassie in front of an elevator at the now-closed InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles. As Cassie walks toward the elevator wearing a hoodie and carrying a bag, Diddy is shown running out of a hotel room after her, wearing a towel around his waist. They meet at the elevator, where Diddy yanks her to the ground before kicking her, picking up her bags and attempting to drag her back to the room. Cassie proceeds to get up and make a call on a hotel phone located near the elevator, and Diddy later returns to the elevator, shoves Cassie into a corner and throws an object in her direction.

The 54-year-old Combs responded via a video on Instagram, captioned: “I’m truly sorry.” He proceeds to state: “It’s so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life Sometimes you gotta do that. I was f—– up. I mean I hit rock bottom but I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable … I take full responsibility for my actions in that video .. Disgusted. I was disgusted then when I did it, I’m disgusted now. I went and I sought out professional help, going to therapy, going to rehab. I had to ask God for his mercy and grace. I’m so sorry, but I’m committed to be a better man. Each and every day.”  He concludes the video by stating that he is “not asking for forgiveness,” and is “truly sorry.”

Prior to the video showing Combs assault on Ventura, the rapper vehemently denied he allegations of abuse and rape, calling them “offensive and outrageous.” Just days after Ventura’s November 2023 lawsuit against Combs, the pair settled for an undisclosed amount, which the rapper claimed was in “no way an admission of wrongdoing” at the time.

In response to Combs’ video apology, Cassie‘s legal team issued a statement. Meredith Firetog, a partner at Wigdor LLP, shared the following with Us Weekly: “Combs’ most recent statement is more about himself than the many people he has hurt. When Cassie and multiple other women came forward, he denied everything and suggested that his victims were looking for a payday. That he was only compelled to ‘apologize’ once his repeated denials were proven false shows his pathetic desperation, and no one will be swayed by his disingenuous words.”

 

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See Russell Crowe in the trailer for ‘The Exorcism’

Vertical Films has released the trailer for The Exorcism, shortly after announced the release date of June 7 in theaters after acquiring the rights to the Miramax film. Joshua John Miller, son of The Exorcist star Jason Miller, directed and co-wrote the film alongside M.A. Fortin.

The Exorcism stars Russell Crowe stars as troubled actor Anthony Miller, who begins to unravel while making a supernatural horror movie. Ryan Simpkins stars as Crowe’s estranged daughter, with David Hyde Pierce portraying a real priest brought onto the set of the movie to help. Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey and Adam Goldberg also star.

You can check out the trailer for The Exorcism here.

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Snoop Dogg, Michael Bublé, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani named ‘The Voice’ Season 26 coaches

NBC confirmed that Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé will join Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani for Season 26 of the singing competition series The Voice this fall.

Snoop previously appeared as a mega mentor in The Voice Season 20, while Bublé served as an adviser to Blake Shelton’s team in Season 3; however both artists will be making their debut as coaches. Stefani first appeared as a coach on The Voice in Season 7, and McEntire joined the show in Season 24.

Season 25 of The Voice premiered in February and features McEntire, John Legend, Dan + Shay and Chance the Rapper as coaches. The two-part live finale is set to air on May 20-21.

NBC has yet to announce a premiere date for Season 26, but said it will start airing sometime this fall.

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Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan to star in ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ adaptation

Helen Mirren and Pierce Brosnan have joined the cast of The Thursday Murder Club, starring alongside Ben Kingsley in the new film, which is based on British TV host and producer Richard Osman‘s novel of the same name. Chris Columbus (‘Home Alone’, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’) will write and direct the file adaptation.

The Thursday Murder Club follows a group of senior friends in a retirement home, who gather to solve murders for fun, but find themselves caught in a real case — ex-spy Elizabeth (Mirren), ex-psychiatrist Ibrahim (Kingsley) and former union activist Ron (Brosnan). Negotiations for an actress to play the fourth member of the group, Joyce, are ongoing.

Osman is best known as a British TV presenter on BBC game show ‘Pointless’ and ‘Richard Osman’s House of Games’. The Thursday Murder Club is his debut novel and the first in his ‘Thursday Murder Club’ book series. Production on the film is set to begin in the United Kingdom in June, running through September.

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Angie Harmon sues Instacart and deliveryman after her dog was shot and killed

Angie Harmon is suing Instacart and the delivery driver who shot and killed her dog while delivering groceries. The suit comes more than a month after Harmon shared on Instagram that her dog, Oliver, was killed by an Instacart delivery man.

Court documents obtained by PEOPLE state that Harmon, 51 is suing the grocery delivery service and the driver, identified as Christopher Anthoney Reid, for alleged trespassing, conversion, negligence, negligent supervision/hiring, invasion of privacy and negligent misrepresentation. Harmon is seeking over $25,000 in damages, though the exact amount will be determined at trial.

Attorneys for Harmon claim in the filing that the actress scheduled a grocery delivery from a Charlotte, North Carolina grocery chain on March 30. Harmon believed she was interacting with the delivery driver named “Merle,” whose profile picture depicted an older woman, however, Reid was the one who arrived at Harmon’s property to deliver the groceries. The suit alleges that Harmon “heard what sounded like a gun shot” with her children in the backyard, noting that “Ms. Harmon immediately ran downstairs to determine to source of what she thought was a gun shot.” When she arrived outside, Harmon allegedly noticed Reid “was placing a gun in the front of his pants, potentially in his pant pocket. Looking to the side, she saw that her beloved dog, Oliver, was shot. Although shot, Oliver was still alive.” Harmon then rushed the animal to the veterinarian’s office, where Oliver died.

Harmon appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday with her daughters, Emery and Avery, to discuss the incident and its impact on their family. Harmon told ABC News’ Juju Chang: “It’s so unfathomable to think that there is somebody in your front driveway that just fired a gun. You don’t ever forget that sound.”  The Rizzoli & Isles alum said that after the incident, officers from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department arrived after the incident and questioned Reid, but closed the investigation before a necropsy or animal autopsy was performed.

Instacart shared a statement about the incident to PEOPLE in April, noting they have suspended the shopper from the platform and worked with local law enforcement on their investigation. On May 14, the company provided a further statement: “Our hearts continue to be with Ms. Harmon and her family following this disturbing incident. While we cannot comment on pending litigation, we have no tolerance for violence of any kind, and the shopper account has been permanently deactivated from our platform.”

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‘I Am: Céline Dion’ documentary to premiere on Prime Video this June

The Céline Dion‘s documentary, titled I Am: Céline Dion is coming to Prime Video globally on June 25.

Dion posted the announcement on her Instagram, celebrating the news: 🚨📅 Get ready!
@AmazonMGMStudio announces release date to the highly anticipated documentary! I AM: CELINE DION will be streaming globally on @PrimeVideo starting June 25!-Team Celine #IAMCelineDion’

Dion continued: “As the road to resuming my performing career continues, I have realized how much I have missed it, of being able to see my fans. During this absence, I decided I wanted to document this part of my life, to try to raise awareness of this little-known condition, to help others who share this diagnosis.” 

The documentary will showcase a never-before-seen look into the career and health struggles of Dion nearly two and half years since the singer publicly shared that she was diagnosed with SPS (stiff-person syndrome), in 2022. In the months following her diagnosis, Dion made the difficult decision to cancel her 2023 summer tour dates and reschedule her spring shows to 2024 to focus on her health, marking a crucial moment in the singer’s career and life as she has been touring around the world since 1983.

Symptoms of the SPS affect the central nervous system and can cause debilitating pain and chronic anxiety. In recent months, however, Dion has been making more public appearances, including the 2024 Grammys where she surprised audiences by presenting the ‘Album of the Year’ award to Taylor Swift.

The global streaming premiere for I Am: Céline Dion will take place on Tuesday, June 25 on Prime Video.

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Rosie O’Donnell joins Season 3 cast of ‘And Just Like That’

Rosie O’Donnell has joined the cast off of Max’s ‘And Just Like That…’ for Season 3.

On her Instagram, O’Donnell shared the front cover of the script for the upcoming season’s premiere episode of the Sex and the City sequel series. The photo reveals her character name is Mary, as well as the episode’s title, “Outlook Good,” which will be written and directed by executive producer Michael Patrick King. O’Donnell captioned the post.: “Here comes mary #andjustlikethat @hbo”  No other details about her character or story line were immediately released.

And Just Like That… stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Evan Handler, Mario Cantone and Sarita Choudhury. It follows the core group of women as they navigate the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s, compared to their journeys in their 30s on the original show.

Parker also shared on her social media that table reads for season three were officially underway, captioning photos which featured the front cover for episodes one and two scripts: “Here. We. Go. X, SJ.”

Season 3 of ‘And Just Like That…’ is set to premiere in 2025.

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‘Cobra Kai’ to conclude with three-part final Season 6

Netflix announced that Cobra Kai will conclude with a three-part final season.

Season 6 will be split into three parts, with each part to consist of five episodes.  Part 1 will premiere July 18, with Part 2 to follow Nov. 24 and Part 3 to be released in 2025.

Cobra Kai, a sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ films, features Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprising their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, who are now adults who train a new group of young people in karate. Season 6 picks up with the Cobra Kai dojo deciding if and how they will compete in the Sekai Taikai karate world championships after being eliminated from the Valley. Meanwhile, Cobra Kai founder John Kreese (Martin Kove) resurfaces after faking his death and escaping from prison.

The Season 6 cast also includes Xolo Maridueña, Jacob Bertrand, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Peyton List, Gianni DeCenzo, Courtney Henggeler, Vanessa Rubio, Dallas Dupree Young, Yuji Okumoto, Alicia Hannah-Kim, Griffin Santopietro and Oona O’Brien.

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