In the Production Pipeline at Netflix

In the Production Pipeline at Netflix
May 18 (UPI) — X-Files alum Gillian Anderson is set to star in Netflix’s new comedy-drama series titled Sex Education alongside Asa Butterfield. Anderson will star on the series as a sex therapist who lives with her awkward, teenaged virgin son (Butterfield) who sets up an underground sex therapy clinic at his high-school, The Hollywood Reporter noted. Sex Education is written and created by Laurie Nunn. The show is set to enter production in the U.K. soon with Jamie Campbell, Joel Wilson and Ben Taylor executive producing. Sex Education is Anderson’s first series role after wrapping up Fox’s X-Files in March. The actress said she has no plans to return to the sci-fi franchise in the future. Anderson also exited American Gods after showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green were let go from the series. Jennifer Aniston is to play the president of the United States and Tig Notaro will... More

Ray Romano says there won’t be an ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ revival

Ray Romano says there won’t be an ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ revival
May 18 (UPI) — Ray Romano told UPI he doesn’t think Everybody Loves Raymond will be one of the many beloved, canceled sitcoms to get a revival. Romano co-created the show with Phil Rosenthal and starred in it with Patricia Heaton from 1996 to 2005. Still popular in re-runs, it follows Ray and Debra Barone, a married couple raising their three, young children next door to Ray’s loving, but intrusive parents Marie and Frank on Long Island, N.Y. The cast also included Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle and Sawyer Sweeten, all of whom have died since the series wrapped. Several shows from the 1980s and ’90s — including Full House, Roseanne and Murphy Brown — have recently been renewed for new seasons with most of their original casts intact. Asked Thursday if he would consider bringing Everybody Loves Raymond back, Romano admitted this is a question he is getting a lot... More

Hilary Duff ‘reached a breaking point’ with smoking neighbor

Hilary Duff ‘reached a breaking point’ with smoking neighbor
May 17 (UPI) — Hilary Duff’s rep says the star “reached a breaking point” with her chain-smoking neighbor. The 30-year-old actress issued a statement through her rep Thursday to E! News after publicly calling out her neighbor Dieter Addison on Instagram. “Hilary and her young son have been subjected to excessive secondhand smoke, late night noise, garbage in the hallways, and an overall hazardous living environment from this man for months now,” the rep said. “She tried numerous times in polite ways to handle this situation including countless sessions with the landlords of the building.” “As every mother knows, protecting your kid has to come first and foremost and that is her primary goal,” the rep added. “She reached a breaking point after a 15 hour work day and yet another sleepless night.” Duff, who is parent to 6-year-old son Luca with ex-husband Mike Comrie, had slammed Addison in a... More

Blake Lively jokes about Ryan Reynolds’ bromance with Hugh Jackman

Blake Lively jokes about Ryan Reynolds’ bromance with Hugh Jackman
May 18 (UPI) — Blake Lively is poking fun at husband Ryan Reynolds’ bromance with Hugh Jackman. The 30-year-old actress commented Thursday after Reynolds visited Jackman at his Laughing Man coffee shop in New York. Reynolds had shared a photo on Instagram of himself with Jackman at Laughing Man. The actor jokingly said in the caption that he had followed Jackman to the cafe. “Ran into this guy at his coffee shop, @laughingmancoffee. And by ‘ran into’ I mean I followed him there,” he wrote. Lively remarked in the comments about the large gap between Reynolds and Jackman in the picture. “Is the extra distance between you supposed to convince me that you DON’T love him more than me?? Nice try,” the actress joked. Jackman also shared a photo with Reynolds on his own account. “We put out word that @laughingmancoffee is looking for a new barista ….and, @vancityreynolds shows... More

Ellen Pompeo: ‘Saying goodbye’ to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ co-stars is ‘very hard’

Ellen Pompeo: ‘Saying goodbye’ to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ co-stars is ‘very hard’
May 18 (UPI) — Ellen Pompeo spoke out Thursday following Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw’s departures from Grey’s Anatomy. The 48-year-old actress, who plays Meredith Grey on the ABC series, reacted on Instagram after Drew and Capshaw, who portrayed April Kepner and Arizona Robbins, left the show during the Season 14 finale. “Over the last 14 seasons I’ve cried many tears on screen and off. This show has brought me so much joy and so much laughter but truth be told it has never been easy. This year was no different,” Pompeo wrote. “Saying goodbye to characters cast mates friends is always very hard regardless of the circumstances.” “What remains and what keeps us going is the incredible passion and loyalty of our fans,” she said. “So in classic Grey’s bittersweet style we will leave you tonight with tears in your eyes and hopefully smiles on your faces. Thanks for... More

Nine Inch Nails announce North American tour, new album

Nine Inch Nails announce North American tour, new album
May 10 (UPI) — Nine Inch Nails have announced a new North American tour that begins in September and a new album titled Bad Witch that will release on June 22. The tour, titled Cold and Black and Infinite, kicks off Sept. 13 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix before wrapping up Dec. 12 at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Nine Inch Nails will also be traveling to other cities such as Atlanta, New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans among others. The concert series will also feature guest performances by The Jesus and Mary Chain. Tickets will not be available for purchase at first online as Nine Inch Nails wants fans to buy passes at the box office of the shows’ venues to help curb third-party sellers and scalpers. The band’s Physical World pre-sale event will take place at all event locations on May 19 except at the... More

Kendra Wilkinson focusing on her ‘well-being’ after split

Kendra Wilkinson focusing on her ‘well-being’ after split
May 10 (UPI) — Kendra Wilkinson is focusing on her “well-being” in the wake of her separation. The 32-year-old television personality gave an update in an Instagram post Tuesday after filing for divorce from her husband, former NFL player Hank Baskett, in April after eight years of marriage. “Just posting random selfies and saying hello to u all,” Wilkinson captioned a slideshow of photos. “Been trying to take care of myself lately. My mental, emotional n physical well being. Kids come first at all time but mama needs some fun rt now,” she said. Wilkinson is parent to 8-year-old son Hank and 3-year-old daughter Alijah with Baskett. The pair are requesting joint physical and legal custody of their children. “We are both amazing parents and our kids will be happy n never know the difference other than seeing mama smile,” Wilkinson said in a post in April. Wilkinson and Baskett’s... More

Iron Man costume from 2008 film stolen from storage

Iron Man costume from 2008 film stolen from storage
May 10 (UPI) — Police in Los Angeles said an Iron Man costume featured in the first film in the Marvel franchise has been stolen from a storage unit. The Los Angeles Police Department said the suit, worn by Robert Downey Jr. in his portrayal of Tony Stark in the 2008 film, was reported missing Tuesday by the owners of a movie prop storage facility in the Pacoima neighborhood. Police said the suit was last seen in February and is believed to have been taken sometime between February and April 25. The costume’s value was estimated to be $320,000. More

Annette Bening joins cast of ‘Captain Marvel’

Annette Bening joins cast of ‘Captain Marvel’
May 10 (UPI) — Annette Bening has been cast in Marvel’s upcoming superhero epic Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson, their first film featuring a female lead. Bening’s exact role in the film is unknown but The Hollywood Reporter noted that scientist is in her job description. Bening joins a cast that also includes Samuel L. Jackson reprising his Marvel role as Nick Fury, Jude Law, Gemma Chan and Ben Mendelsohn as the film’s villain. Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace will also be featured, reprising their villainous roles from Guardians of the Galaxy. Captain Marvel, from directing duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with a script by Nicole Perlman, takes place in the ’90s before the events of Iron Man which kicked off the Marvel cinematic universe in 2008. Larson will be seen obtaining her superpowers after fusing with an alien. The character was teased during the end-credits scene of the... More

Cardi B confirms she’s expecting a baby girl

Cardi B confirms she’s expecting a baby girl
May 10 (UPI) — Pregnant rapper Cardi B is indeed expecting a baby girl. The 25-year-old recording artist confirmed on Wednesday’s episode of The Howard Stern Show that she’s having a daughter with her boyfriend, Migos rapper Offset. “I’m having a girl,” she told host Howard Stern. The “Drip” rapper said Offset has picked a name for their unborn child, but declined to share further details. “I didn’t pick the name but if you interview my dude, he’ll tell you,” she said. Cardi B repeatedly referred to her unborn baby as “she” while speaking to the New York Times ahead of the Met Gala on Monday. “Shorty weighs three and a half pounds,” she said. “She do. She do weigh three and a half pounds. That’s pretty good for seven months, right? Because I was born five pounds.” Cardi B announced her pregnancy on Saturday Night Live in April. She... More