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ABC cancels “The Chew,” expands “Good Morning America” to three hours

(L-R Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Michael Symon of The Chew) ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — ABC is making some changes in the early afternoon.

First, ABC’s long-running food-centric show The Chew is being canceled after seven years, but will air as planned until September.  In a statement, Disney|ABC Television president Ben Sherwood said,  “For seven years The Chew has delighted audiences by delivering innovative food segments in an entertaining atmosphere. We applaud and thank Gordon Elliott, Aimee Householder, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and the entire cast and crew for their great work and amazing run. And we wish them the very best.”

In place of The Chew, ABC’s Good Morning America will now expand to a third hour, airing at 1 p.m. EDT/noon CDT/PDT.  The third hour will feature additional news, interviews, pop culture coverage and live events.  More details about the new hour will be announced in the coming months.

The Emmy-winning GMA has been the most-watched morning newscast in America for six straight years.

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“Glow” star Sydelle Noel recalls the moment the “Black Panther” cast knew the film was going to be a hit

Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — Sydelle Noel’s role in Black Panther as Xoliswa — one of Wakanda’s royal guard of elite female fighters called the the Dora Milaje — may have been brief, but it was powerful.

With the film’s record breaking success — currently the third highest-grossing film ever in the U.S. — Noel says she and her Black Panther co-stars could almost pinpoint the moment when they realized their film had the potential to change history.

“We all had this, this vision when we were actually shooting,” Noel, who also stars in the Netflix series Glow, tells ABC Radio. “We felt it. We felt this, like, kinetic energy during the waterfall scene. That’s when literally, like everybody was there. Everybody, the whole entire cast was in that waterfall scene.”

She continues, “And we had moments when it was like, ‘Cut!’ And we had people just drumming in the background and we were like dancing having a good time and I remember Angela Bassett was like, ‘Do you just feel this? Like, look around like look what we’re creating right now.” And I was like, ‘Yes.'”

The “waterfall” moment Noel is referring to is the fight scene where T’Challa is challenged for his birthright as king and later faces off with Killamonger for his throne. Noel adds that even Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker felt it.

“And then Forest Whitaker walked over and he was like, ‘I just have a feeling that this is going to be huge,'” she added. “And everybody just looked around and we were just looking at each other and just seeing the moment from the background people, from the stunt people, to just everybody. This might be a big huge deal.” 

Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Letitia Wright, is now available on DVD.

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Report: Liam Neeson could join new “Men in Black” film

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Liam Nesson is in talks to join the new Men in Black movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film is being billed as a spin off set in the same universe that was created in comics and later in the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones films back in ’90s, but with new heroes: Thor Ragnarok leads Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have already signed onto the film.

It would seem that Neeson could fit the role of the head of the secretive government agency, which had been played by Rip Torn in the first two films, and Emma Thompson, who succeeded him in 2012’s Men in Black 3

The Sony Pictures film has a release date of summer of 2019.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive 2018 Mark Twain Prize for Humor

HBO/Colleen Hayes(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Calling her a “comedy icon,” the Kennedy Center just announced that SeinfeldNew Adventures of Old Christine and Veep Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be honored with this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. 

The star-studded event will be held on October 21 in Washington, D.C. and recorded for broadcast on a later date.

Days before announcing last fall that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer, Louis-Dreyfus broke the record for the most Emmys won by a single performer, with 11 — and six consecutively for Veep. She’s also won a Golden Globe award, a Peabody Award, nine Screen Actors Guild awards and other honors.

Veep Emmy-winner Tony Hale told ABC Radio this week that Dreyfus is getting “stronger and stronger” following cancer treatment, and that their show, which suspended production while its star recovers, would get rolling again at the end of the summer.

Louis-Dreyfus is the 20th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.  Richard Pryor was the first and David Letterman the most recent.  Louis-Dreyfus is also the sixth woman to receive the prize, following Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Tina Fey, Ellen DeGeneres and Carol Burnett.  2009 winner Bill Cosby had his prize revoked this year after he was convicted of aggravated indecent assault.

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” star Donald Glover got a helping “Han” from Billy Dee Williams

Lucasfilm(NEW YORK) — The wait is almost over Star Wars fans — Solo: A Star Wars Story opens with preview screenings on Thursday night before officially hitting theaters nationwide on Friday.

Donald Glover stars as the young Lando Calrissian, the role made famous in the original films by Billy Dee Williams. Glover tells ABC News he met with Billy Dee, and had a lot of questions about the character, but Williams answered them all with three words:

“Just be charming,” Glover recalls the former Lando telling him.

“And I don’t even think he was looking at me when he did it,” continues the Atlanta creator and star. “He was like I don’t know, you know, be charming. Which was really great advice, not to overthink it.” 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard and stars Glover, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany.

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Patricia Heaton cried at the very end of “The Middle”

ABC(NEW YORK) — ABC’s successful family sitcom The Middle wrapped up Tuesday night after 9 seasons, and with it, Patricia Heaton, who also starred in Everybody Loves Raymond, had to say goodbye to another TV family.

“I feel a bit un-moored,” the Emmy winner admitted to ABC Radio. “I love having some free time. But my free time is most enjoyed when I know I have a job to go back to at the end of the free time.”

Another side-effect? “[T]he crazy dreams I’ve been having about people kicking me off the Warner Brothers lot!”

Her last day of shooting was tough — understandable, considering Heaton watched her character’s three onscreen kids grow up in front of her eyes. “I was rehearsing the night before going over my lines trying to memorize them and I kept breaking down and sobbing and I thought, ‘This is terrible! Because tomorrow either I’m not going to be able to get through it because I’m sobbing or I’m crying so much tonight that I will be as dry as a bone tomorrow.'”

Heaton told Kelly Ripa that it was only when the assistant director had her sign out at the end of her last day that she lost it, sobbing in her car. 

Heaton expressed, “You have an enormous amount of gratitude that you get to do this for a living and you get to make people laugh. And, I sometimes think of us as bunch of clowns when there’s other people out there curing cancer and whatever. But so many people come up to me and say things like, ‘When my Dad had cancer, your show was the one half hour that we could all just forget everything and laugh our heads off. So you know, I realize everybody has something to contribute.'”

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Spoiler Alert! How Maddie Poppe found out she’d won “American Idol” before America did

ABC/Mitch Haaseth(NEW YORK) — On Monday night, Maddie Poppe won the American Idol crown, but even before Ryan Seacrest announced it, she knew she’d won…because she literally saw her name written on the card in Ryan’s hand.

“Every week…I [could] see the card, but I [didn’t] ever look,” she tells ABC Radio. “But this week…I knew I was gonna be able to see whose name it was. And I looked over at Caleb [Lee Hutchinson] and I couldn’t help but look down at the card, and I was like, ‘Ohmigosh! It’s my name!'”

Maddie says if you watch the moment back, “you can see, Caleb winks at me, and he kinda looks at me and in that moment, I knew that we both had seen the card.”

Caleb didn’t mind losing to Maddie, though, because as we now know, they’ve been a couple since January.  While Caleb says it was love at first sight for him, it took a bit longer for Maddie to come around.

“I was not looking for a relationship…I’ve just been burned a lot,” she tells ABC Radio. “But he captured my heart pretty quickly.  I mean, his personality just shines, and he makes me laugh more than anybody else in the whole world, so it didn’t take long!”

So how did Maddie, who described herself as an “underdog,” end up winning?  Well, in classic Idol fashion, she stayed true to herself.  In fact, she was surprised that the show’s producers “truly let me be exactly who I wanted to be.”

Maddie believes having judge Katy Perry on her side didn’t hurt either.

“Early on, she was saying, ‘Oh, this girl reminds me of myself,’ and was tweeting super-nice things,” Maddie recalls. “To have her support…to have her say that to the world…was pretty awesome.”  

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Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, dies at 85

D. Herrick/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Philip Roth, the prolific author known for dark humored novels like Goodbye Columbus and Portnoy’s Complaint, died Tuesday in a New York City hospital of congestive heart failure, a close friend tells CNN. He was 85.

The Newark, New Jersey-born writer — whose more than 25 books mainly centered on the Jewish experience, the betrayal of American ideals, personal identity and the frailty of the human body — won nearly every literary honor, including two National Book Awards, a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel American Pastoral, and three PEN/Faulkner Awards.

Eight of Roth’s novels were made into films, including Goodbye Columbus, starring Richard Benjamin and Ali McGraw; Portnoy’s Complaint; The Human Stain, with Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman; The Humbling, featuring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig; and American Pastoral, directed by and starring Ewan McGregor.

He retired from writing fiction in 2012, focusing thereafter on essays and criticism.

Roth was married twice: first to Margaret Martinson Williams from 1959 to 1963, then to stage actress Claire Bloom from 1990 to 1995.

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Brynn Cartelli becomes the youngest winner of “The Voice”; coach Kelly Clarkson wins in her first season

Tyler Golden/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Kelly Clarkson notched a victory in her very first season as a coach on The Voice, as her artist Brynn Cartelli was crowned the season 14 winner — the youngest in Voice history. She receives a recording contract as her grand prize.

Cartelli, a 15-year-old pop singer from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, finished ahead of runner-up, 18-year-old Britton Buchanan of Team Alicia Keys — who just missed winning her second straight title.

R&B powerhouse Kyla Jade and country/soul singer Spensha Baker, from Blake Shelton’s team, finished in third place and fourth place, respectively.

All of Team Adam Levine’s members were eliminated prior to the finale.

During the two-hour results show, each finalist performed with a special guest. Cartelli joined Julia Michaels to perform a medley of the latter’s singles “Issues” and “Jump”; Baker teamed up with Kane Brown for Brown’s “What If”; Buchanan joined Ryan Adams for a rendition of Adams’ “To Be Without You”; and Jade reunited with season 13 coach Jennifer Hudson — for whom Kyla was once a backup singer — for “I Know Where I’ve Been,” from Hairspray.

The musical lineup also included Dua Lipa performing her latest single, “IDGAF”; James Bay teaming up with Alicia Keys on “Us”; Florence + the Machine performing their latest single “Hunger”; Halseyand Big Sean teaming up for their single “Alone”; and Jason Aldean performing “Drowns the Whiskey.”

The Voice will be back with a new season in the fall on NBC, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and returning coach Jennifer Hudson.

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Jamie Foxx to host the 2018 BET Awards

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — BET has tapped Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx to host the 2018 BET Awards.

The network announced on Tuesday that Foxx has signed on to host the annual event, which will take place in Los Angeles June 24. This will be Foxx’s second time hosting the music event — his first time was in 2009.

As previously noted, DJ Khaled tops the list of nominees this year with six nominations, including Video of the Year and two for Best Collaboration, with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, for “Wild Thoughts,” and with Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé for “Top Off.”

Kendrick Lamar follows with five nominations, while Migos and SZA have four each.  

The 2018 BET Awards air live Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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