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‘Jurassic World’ short film ‘Battle at Big Rock’ previews the terrifying aftermath of Fallen Kingdom

Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow released what appears to be a preview of the third chapter of the franchise with the short film, Battle at Big Rock, which premiered on FX Sunday night, and online shortly after.

Directed and co-written by Jurassic World writer/director Colin Trevorrow, the short picks up a year after the events of 2018’s Fallen Kingdom, where Eli Mills, played by Rafe Spall, tricks Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire into saving as many species as possible from a volcano that destroys the island on that hosts Jurassic World. He attempts to auction off the prehistoric beasts to the highest bidders, but the film ends with the dinos being allowed to escape and roam free.

Battle at Big Rock opens with a family camping trip that turns into a fight for survival when a peaceful female nasutoceratops and her baby wander into the camp, followed by a hungry, carnivorous allosaurus, which tries to make them his dinner. When his prey manages to escape, he sets his sights on the campers.

Battle at Big Rock stars André Holland, Natalie Martinez, Melody Hurd and Pierson Salvador.

Jurassic World 3, also directed by Colin Trevorrow, is slated for a 2021 release.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ premiere recap: James Van Der Beek shines, but not as much as THAT shirt

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — The 28th season of Dancing with the Stars kicked off Monday night with an intense first-place performance — but it was a certain someone’s fluorescent green shirt that stole the show.

While former White House press secretary Sean Spicer earned the second-lowest score of the night, the highly controversial competitor broke Twitter with his neon green ruffled shirt.  Spicer himself gave DWTS fans advance warning by tweeting Monday, “Trust me, I certainly haven’t forgotten and once you see the outfit I have to wear tonight you won’t forget for quite some time — even after lots of therapy.”

Spicer also performed the strangest dance of the night, a salsa to “Spice up Your Life” with partner Lindsay Arnold.  Spicer began the routine by excitedly playing the bongos — judge Bruno Tonioli said it looked like he was being attacked by wasps.

On the flipside, the best dance of the night came from 90s heartthrob James Van Der Beek and partner Emma Slater.  The two performed a smooth and mysterious tango to Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever It Takes” and scored a 21/30 — finishing in first place.

Another standout performance came from Sailor Brinkley-Cook, who wasn’t even on the original DWTS roster.  The model only had three days to practice her routine after her mother, actress and supermodel Christie Brinkley, tripped and broke her wrist during rehearsals. According to Brinkley, her doctor claimed it was the worst break he had ever seen.

Christie Brinkley wore a thick cast on her right arm as she supported her daughter’s dancing debut.  Brinkley-Cook and partner Val Chmerkovskiy scored 18/30, earned rave reviews from all three judges and finished the night in fourth place.

The worst dance of the night came from NBA star Lamar Odom, who stands a full one foot and three inches above dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd.  The two struggled to make their height difference work as they foxtrotted to “Feeling Good.”  The awkward and somewhat stiff performance earned them a meager 11/30.

Points earned during the DWTS two-hour season premiere will carry over to next Monday’s show, during which audience members will cast votes for their favorite dancers.  Next Monday’s show will also mark the first elimination.

Dancing with the Stars returns Monday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

Here are the current standings:

James Van Der Beek, Dawson’s Creek actor, with Emma Slater — 21/30
Hannah Brown, The Bachelorette star, with Alan Bersten  — 20/30
Lauren Alaina, country singer, with Gleb Savchenko — 19/30
Sailor Brinkley-Cook, model/filmmaker and photographer, with Val Chmerkovskiy — 18/30
Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, with Brandon Armstrong  — 17/30
Karamo, Queer Eye reality TV personality, with Jenna Johnson — 17/30
Kel Mitchell, actor and stand-up comedian, with Whitney Carson  — 16/30
Ally Brooke, former Fifth Harmony singer, with Sasha Farber — 16/30
Ray Lewis, Baltimore Raven’s Super Bowl MVP, with Cheryl Burke — 15/30
Kate Flannery, actress from The Office, with Pasha Pashkov — 15/30
Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, with Lindsay Arnold  — 12/30
Lamar Odom, NBA Lakers star and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, with Peta Murgatroyd — 11/20

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Get a double dose of Paul Rudd in new trailer for Netflix series ‘Living with Yourself’

Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Paul Rudd is seeing double in the trailer for the new Netflix series Living with Yourself.

In the trailer, we see Rudd as Miles, a man unhappy with his life who undergoes a spa treatment that promises to make him a better person.

However, he soon finds out he’s been replaced by the new and improved version of himself, who’s now living in his house with his wife, played by Aisling Bea. Miles finds himself fighting to get his old life back from Miles 2.0.

The eight-episode series — which marks Rudd’s first leading role in a TV show — debuts globally on October 18 on Netflix.

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Shane Gillis no longer joining ‘SNL’ following backlash over past racist comments

NBC(NEW YORK) — Shane Gillis will no longer be joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, after it was revealed he used racist slurs against Asians, including presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

An SNL spokesperson released a statement to ABC News on behalf of Lorne Michaels that reads, “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL.”

The statement continues, “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL.”

“We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable.  We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.”

Gillis tweeted his own statement in response to the firing, writing, “It feels ridiculous for comedians to be making serious public statements but here we are. I’m a comedian who was funny enough to get SNL. That can’t be taken away.”

He continues, “Of course I wanted an opportunity to prove myself at SNL, but I understand it would be too much of a distraction. I respect the decision they made. I’m honestly grateful for the opportunity. I was always a Mad TV guy anyway.”

Gillis had been added to the cast last Thursday, along with Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang, the show’s first fully Asian-American cast member. On the same day, backlash against Gillis’ previous offensive statements began. He issued an apology shortly after.

SNL returns September 28 for its 45th season with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish.

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Former cast members reunite for ABC’s “Cast from the Past Week” next month

Cheers cast reunites on The Goldbergs; ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Some of your favorite former cast members are reuniting on new episodes of ABC shows for an event called “Cast from the Past Week,” kicking off Monday, October 7.

The reunions will be taking place on shows including The Conners, The Goldbergs, Single Parents, Grey’s Anatomy, Fresh Off the Boat, The Rookie, American Housewife, The Good Doctor, Bless This Mess, Black-ish and A Million Little Things.

Here are some of the notable “Cast from the Past” match-ups:

John Goodman and Dan Aykroyd, who previously starred together in Blues Brothers 2000, will appear as poker buddies on The Conners for its October 8 episode.

Stars of the iconic ‘80s comedy Cheers — Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt – will reunite on the ‘80s-set The Goldbergs on October 9.

On the October 9 episode of Single Parents, Leighton Meester will be joined by her real-life husband and former co-star Adam Brody.

Grey’s Anatomy’s October 10 episode will feature Charmed stars Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs as guest star. They’re reuniting not only with each other, but with Grey’s producers Krista Vernoff and Andy Reaser, who were writers on Charmed.

American Housewife will stage a Drew Carey Show reunion when Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles and Kathy Kinney guest-star alongside Diedrich Bader in the show’s October 11 episode.

And as previously reported, Tracee Ellis Ross will be reuniting with her Girlfriends co-stars Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones and Persia White on an episode of Black-ish on October 8.

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Will the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie get a sequel? Show’s creator says he “wouldn’t refuse”

Tom Schirmacher(BOSTON) — Before the Downton Abbey movie even hits theaters this Friday, there’s already talk of a sequel.

In a new cover story for Town & Country magazine, writer Elizabeth Holmes reveals the film “lays the groundwork quite nicely for a sequel.” Show creator Julian Fellowes isn’t opposed, adding, “I certainly wouldn’t refuse.”

Elsewhere in the article, stars Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Allen Leech reminisce about Downton’s six season run and being able to reunite to film the movie two years after the series finale.

“When we came back to filming, it felt the same,” Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, says. “It was like just going back to work, seeing your mates.”

The show launched in the U.S. in 2011 and became the most-watched show in PBS history. Leech, who plays Tom Branson, credits fans’ word of mouth for the show’s success.

“If it had been on one of the major networks…they would have pushed it too hard,” Leech says. “Downton had to be discovered. It had to have that slow build.”

The film, which features all of the original cast members, plus some newcomers like Imelda Staunton, hits theaters Friday, September 20.

The October issue of Town & Country, which includes a special Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Downton, hits newsstands September 19.

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So no one told her life was gonna be this way: Grammy-winning singer Meghan Trainor is remaking the ‘Friends’ theme

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(NEW YORK) — Meghan Trainors job is definitely not a joke: The Grammy-winning singer has been tapped to record a new version of “I’ll Be There for You,” the theme song from Friends.

Trainor cut the new version to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved NBC sitcom.  On Sunday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET — the exact day and time that Friends debuted back in 1994 — Trainor’s version of the song will debut as the soundtrack to a music-to-light show at New York’s Empire State Building.

Specifically, the building will be lit up in the red, yellow and blue colors of the Friends logo.

“I can’t believe Warner Bros. asked me to do this,” Trainor says in a statement. “I’m so honored! I’m so excited that I get to be a part of celebrating such a legendary and iconic show like Friends!”

Following the premiere, her version of the song will be available at all digital retailers at midnight.

And the Empire State Building isn’t the only famous structure participating. Among the landmarks around the world that will light up at 8:30 p.m. local time are The London Eye Ferris wheel; the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is the world’s tallest building; Chicago’s Willis Tower; New Orleans’ Superdome; Dallas’ Reunion Tower and AT&T Headquarters and L.A.’s U.S. Bank Tower.

The original Friends theme was recorded by the duo The Rembrandts.  It was released as a single in 1995, and reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.  In Canada, it was number one for five weeks and was the highest-selling single of 1995.

The 25th anniversary of Friends is being celebrated with everything from a pop-up New York City exhibit, to a custom Lego set, to a line of Pottery Barn furniture, to a special app.

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‘Bless This Mess’ star Dax Shepard says he thinks about moving out of LA all the time

Walt Disney Television/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) — It’s not hard for Dax Shepard to relate to his character on the ABC sitcom Bless This Mess, who moves from the city to the country to start a simpler life with his wife.  

On ABC’s Good Morning America Monday, Shepard says he thinks about moving out of Los Angeles all the time. But his wife Kristen Bell, with whom he has two daughters, Lincoln and Delta, isn’t on board.

“Any time we go on vacation and I’m having fun for two days, I’m like, ‘We got to move here. We need to look for a place to buy,’” he says. “Yes, I have a terrible wanderlust. And [Kristen] is more pragmatic and would want to stay in our house indefinitely.”

Shepard describes himself as a “hillbilly” who loves riding off-road vehicles, even though L.A. doesn’t lend itself too well to that.

“I think in the future, I may be on some acreage somewhere,” he says.

Shepard also spoke about which parent his daughters think is cooler. While you might assume the girls think their mom is super-cool because she voiced Anna in Disney’s Frozen, Shepard isn’t convinced.

“Boy, you know, I think, like all little girls, they’d think it was way cooler if she was Elsa,” he jokes.

Bless This Mess, also starring Lake Bell, premieres its second season Tuesday, September 24 on ABC.

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Free Solo’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ big winners at 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Helen Sloan/HBO(LOS ANGELES) — Game of Thrones was the big winner at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys, taking home 10 awards total.  The awards were handed out on Saturday and Sunday night.

National Geographic’s sports documentary Free Solo made a clean sweep, winning all seven awards for which it was nominated, tying HBO’s Chernobyl for second-most Emmy wins this weekend. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was right behind with six total wins.

Anthony Bourdain landed two posthumous wins for his CNN series Parts Unknown, with Netflix’s Queer Eye and Our Planet, along with HBO’s Leaving Neverland, also walking away winners.

Bradley Whitford became the first man to win in the comedy and drama categories, nabbing Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Commander Joseph Lawrence in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. He previously won for his comedic role in Transparent in 2015.

Cherry Jones took home the drama award for her role as Holly in The Handmaid’s Tale, while Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby each won for their guest appearances as Sophia Lennon and Lenny Bruce, respectively, in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Norman Lear, at age 97, became the oldest Emmy winner in history with a victory in the category of Outstanding Variety Special — Live for ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In the Family and The Jeffersons.

A full list of winners is available at Emmys.com.

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards airs live the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles September 22 on Fox.

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Christie Brinkley out of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ daughter Sailor steps in

ABC/Justin Stephens(HOLLYWOOD) — The new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars begins tonight, but we already have our first casualty of the season.

While rehearsing for tonight’s premiere, supermodel Christie Brinkley suffered injuries to her wrist and arm which required surgery, according to a statement by ABC.  She is now unable to continue on the show; however, her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, will step in to replace her mom.

According to ABC, Sailor, a Sports Illustrated model, learned her mom’s routine for tonight’s premiere in just hours, and will now remain to compete for the entire season.

“We wish Christie a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in the audience, whenever possible, proudly supporting Sailor,” concluded ABC’s statement.

Dancing with the Stars, with contestants including Dawson’s Creek actor James Van Der Beek, Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, ex-NBA player Lamar Odom and former pro football player Ray Lewis, premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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