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ABC eyeing Kimmel’s hit ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ special as a franchise

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Get ready to see new spins on more classic sitcoms.

On the heels of its successful Live in Front of a Studio AudienceJimmy Kimmel’s live staging of Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons last month, ABC is eyeing it as an event franchise.

“It is something that we looked at as a franchise if it worked, and we didn’t know if it would work,” ABC’s President of Entertainment Karey Burke said at Monday’s Hollywood Radio & TV Society Network Chief’s lunch, according to Deadline. “We didn’t know if people would still care and it was nice they did.”

Burke also revealed the special was watched by 22 million people since its May 25 premiere, which saw Woody Harrelson playing Archie Bunker, and Jamie Foxx portraying George Jefferson.

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Beyoncé’s Nala debuts in the new ‘Disney’s The Lion King’ trailer

Disney(LOS ANGELES) — A new trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King made its debut on Monday, and features Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s take on Nala, the film’s beloved lioness.

The sneak peek opens with Nala telling Simba — voiced by Donald Glover — that he has to take his place as king. “We need you, come home,” she pleads, as Simba is seen running through the jungle, before taking his place atop Pride Rock.

Seth Rogen’s Pumbaa and Billy Eichner’s Timon also make an appearance at the end of the clip, to announce that “the backup has arrived!”

The film, directed by Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau, also features the voices of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Simba’s evil uncle Scar and James Earl Jones reprising his voice role as King Mufasa.

Disney’s The Lion King opens in theaters July 19.

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‘The Bachelorette’ recap: Luke P. and Luke S. square off, and Hannah must pick the winner

ABC/Robert Clark(LOS ANGELES) — On Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette, it was time for the 15 remaining men to leave the mansion and head to Newport, Rhode Island, where Hannah B. was awaiting their arrival. But there was trouble in store, as Luke S. and “psychopath” Luke P. locked horns.

The first date card went to Jed, who met up with Hannah in Boston, Massachusetts for a sightseeing tour that included Quincy Market and the Cheers bar, followed by a visit to the Auerbach Center, home of basketball’s Boston Celtics, and a pickup game with Celtics stars Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier.

The date goes really well. However, Hannah has one remaining question for the 25-year-old Nashville singer/songwriter, whether there’s room for both music and marriage in his life? He tells Hannah that going into the competition, music was his “passion,” but after meeting her, she is all he needs. Hannah, appreciating Jed’s honesty, admits she’s also “catching the feels,” and gives him the date rose.

Next up, Dylan, Matteo, John Paul Jones, Connor, Garrett, Dustin, Devin, Grant, Peter, Kevin, Mike, Luke S. and Luke P. are invited on a group date that comes with the message, “True love requires blood sweat and tears.”

The men get down and dirty, competing in an intense rugby game, which sends Kevin to the hospital with a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, Luke P. is taking Hannah’s “blood, sweat and tears” message a little too seriously, body-slamming the other Luke for no apparent reason.

At the cocktail party afterwards, Luke P. is the first guy with whom Hannah speaks. They discuss his overly aggressive behavior during the game, which he tries to defend by accusing Luke S. of coming after him and swinging at him. Hannah’s not satisfied with his explanation, and says that while she cares about him, the incident “worries” her. He responds by insisting that Luke S. is the only other guy in the mansion who has a problem with him, and is more interested in promoting his tequila business than winning Hannah’s heart.

Hannah’s next conversation is with Luke S., who offers his version of the fight. He concedes that he has issues with Luke P., as do all the other guys, and invites her to ask them for herself. She does, and one by one, they all side with Luke S.

Afterwards, the other guys grill Luke P. about the incident and he keeps changing his story, causing them all to walk out, except for Luke S. The two exchange words until finally Luke S. leaves the room, saying he can’t wait until Luke P. gets tossed off the show.

Meanwhile, Garrett takes his turn talking to Hannah. He chooses not to get involved in the drama, using the moment instead to tell Hannah he’s “crushing hard” for her and earns the date rose.

Another one-on-one date, goes to Tyler C., whose first task is to lend support and comfort to a confused Hannah after her difficult group date.

After a day of lobster fishing, he tells Hannah he almost backed out of the competition because his father nearly passed away a couple of months before taping. While his dad was recuperating, Tyler continues, the two of them watched the last season of The Bachelor, and his father became a big fan of Hannah, telling Tyler, “This is your girl.” Tyler promises that the same effort he put into helping his father recover, he’ll devote to his relationship with Hannah. That’s all she needs to hear and she offers him the date rose.

Later that night, they dance to the music of country star Jake Owen, who sings his hit song “Made for You.”

At the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party, it’s Mike’s turn to set Luke P. straight, calling him “unstable” and “a psychopath.” Meanwhile, Luke S. fearing he’s in danger of being sent home, tries to smooth things over with Hannah, but she has yet to make up her mind on which bachelor she wants to believe and the conversation leaves him even more insecure.

Next, in front of the other guys, Luke S. confronts Luke P. about his accusation that Luke P. is only in the competition to promote his tequila business. Luke P. admits he doesn’t really believe that, and says he plans to tell Hannah. Garrett says Luke P. must also do the right thing and tell Hannah he was wrong.

When Luke P. does get his chance to speak to Hannah though he does neither, and doubles down on his previous story. Next, she talks to Luke S., who naturally denies the other Luke’s claims, insisting he’s only looking to get the truth out.

Luke S. returns to the party, where he and the guys — who are all in Luke S.’s corner — continue to argue with Luke P. They’re interrupted by Hannah, who takes both Lukes aside, so that each can tell his story with the other present.

Will both stay, or will one be sent packing? We’ll find out the answer when The Bachelorette returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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“Standing Ovation” – Oprah Winfrey praises young actor Jharrel Jerome in Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’

Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Oprah Winfrey was one of the many celebrities who had plenty of praise for filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s Netflix series on the Central Park Five, When They See Us.

In an Instagram post Sunday, Winfrey posted a image of Jharrel Jerome, the young actor who plays a young Korey Wise, one of the young men accused of rape and assault in the Central Park jogger case in 1989.

“Have you all seen @whentheyseeus pt 4?,” Winfrey wrote, referring to the last episode of the limited series. “Can we all stand up and give @jharreljerome a round of applause. Incredible performance #standingovation.”

In the comments, many fans agreed with the media mogul’s reaction to the series and Jerome’s performance. The young actor also commented on the post, sharing a heartfelt reaction. 

“No words can describe the feeling I feel while seeing this post right now,” Jerome wrote. “Thank you so much, Oprah. From the bottom of my heart. You have inspired my family and I, and have taught us how to love and overcome.”

He continued, “For my work to deserve a standing ovation from you is UNBELIEVABLE. Okay. Im gonna go cry and tell my mom now.”

When They See Us is based on the true story of five teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a woman while she was jogging in New York’s Central Park.  The series documents each teen beginning in spring 1989, when they were first questioned, to 2014, when they were exonerated.

When They See Us is now available on Netflix.

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Kevin Spacey could face sex assault trial in October

Kevin Spacey and attorney Alan Jackson; Nicole Harnishfeger-Pool/Getty Images(NANTUCKET) — Despite urging from his attorney for a speedier trial, Kevin Spacey will have his day in court over a sexual assault charge no earlier than October.

The trial stems from the accusations of a then-18-year-old busboy, who accused the Oscar winner of plying him with alcohol and groping him back in 2016.

In a Nantucket Island courtroom Monday morning, Judge Thomas Barrett declared that there was no logistical way for the ousted House of Cards star could have a trial before the fall. “It’s difficult enough to get accommodations on this island any time in June, July or August,” said Judge Barrett, according to Variety. “It’s not happening in August. October, November, that’s what you’re looking at.”

Though he wasn’t required to, Spacey appeared in court and heard the bad news in person.

“Every day that this goes on without resolution is a day that he suffers,” said Spacey’s attorney, Alan Jackson. “This is a ridiculous case and they shouldn’t have filed it to begin with.”  His lawyers also called the groping allegations “patently false.”

Spacey’s camp has accused the alleged victim’s mother, former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh, of deleting text messages that allegedly prove the actor’s innocence.  The district attorney disagreed, insisting the alleged victim had provided all of the information they required.

In January, 59-year-old Spacey pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault and battery.  He faces 2 1/2 years in jail if convicted.

Spacey was terminated from House of Cards in 2017 after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making sexual advances on him when the Rent star was just 14.  Since then, other young men have come forward — including at least 20 at London’s famed Old Vic Theatre alone — accusing Spacey of acting inappropriately and worse.

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From ‘Endgame’ to card game: Joe and Anthony Russo deal ‘Magic: The Gathering’ adaptation for Netflix

L-R Anthony Russo, Joe Russo/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed four Marvel blockbusters, including the most recent, Avengers: Endgame, are adapting the popular card-based adventure game Magic: The Gathering into an animated series for Netflix.

ABC Radio has learned that the pair will produce the project along with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast, both of which publish the game. Henry Gilroy of Star Wars: Rebels fame, along with Jose Molina will executive produce and co-write the series.

“We have been huge fans and players of Magic: The Gathering for as long as it has been around, so being able to help bring these stories to life through animation is a true passion project for us,” said Joe and Anthony Russo in a statement.

The Russos will, oversee the creation of an all-new storyline and expand on the stories of the Planeswalkers, the heroes and villains of the Magic game.  

Created in 1993, the table-top game has a worldwide following.  It’s been translated into 11 languages and has fans in 70 countries.

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Is James Holzhauer’s winning streak in ‘Jeopardy!’?

Jeopardy! Productions(LOS ANGELES) — (SPOILER ALERT) Footage that’s making the rounds online seems to show that the record-breaking run by James Holzhauer, the current Jeopardy! champ, ends tonight.

Following 32 straight wins, Holzhauer apparently was dethroned by librarian Emma Boettcher when the pair both correctly answered the Final Jeopardy question.

Professional gambler Holzhauer was one game away from toppling Ken Jennings’ longstanding $2.5 million record.  According to The New York Times, Holzhauer ended his run just $58,484 shy of Jennings’ highwater mark.

Aggressive wagering was part of Holzhauer’s winning formula, though Boettcher simply kept up with him during the game and out-bet him in the end.

The New York Times reports Holzhauer wasn’t discouraged by his defeat. “Nobody likes to lose. But I’m very proud of how I did, and I really exceeded my own expectations for the show,” he said. “So I don’t feel bad about it.”

The gambler, who high-fived Boettcher after her win, also noted, “I lost to a really top-level competitor. She played a perfect game. And that was what it took to beat me.”

The Jeopardy! installment airs Monday night in most markets.

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Tony Soprano’s NJ house is on sale for $3.4 million

Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage(NEW JERSEY) — The North Caldwell, New Jersey property that Tony Soprano called home on the HBO series The Sopranos from 1999-2007 is up for sale, with an asking price of $3.4 million, according to The New York Times.

The 5,600-square-foot house, set on a 1.5-acre lot, has undergone a few cosmetic changes since the series ended its run over a decade ago, but still boasts most of the features fans remember from the show, including the long, curving driveway Tony pulled into in the show’s opening credits.

It also features the main house with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room; two two-car garages; and a detached one-bedroom guesthouse.

While scenes from the pilot episode were filmed in the home’s actual kitchen, subsequent episodes were taped at Silvercup Studios in Queens, New York. However, exterior shots continued to be shot on the property for the duration of the series.

The house has become a popular tourist attraction over the years, with die-hard Sopranos fans pulling into the iconic driveway for a photo op — some wearing bathrobes and picking up newspapers, as Tony was often seen doing in the show, tells Victor Recchia, who has lived in the house with his wife Patti for 32 years, in an interview with The Times.

It even even has an unofficial Facebook page, and when James Gandolfini, the actor who played Tony Soprano suddenly died in 2013, fans left flowers, candles and a bag of dried ziti near the curb.

In addition to the property’s $3.4 million price tag, the property taxes are over $34,000 a year.

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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ reigns at the box office with $49 million debut

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — Warner Brothers’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters roared it’s way to the top of the box office this weekend, just not as mightily as expected. The third installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, following 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, delivered an estimated $49 million, slightly below the $50-$55 million the studio had predicted, and well below Godzilla‘s $93.2 million and Kong: Skull Island‘s $61 million.

Overseas, the sci-fi flick — whose human cast includes Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Bradley Whitford and Sally Hawkins — earned an estimated $130 million, bringing its worldwide total to $179 million.

Disney’s Aladdin dropped to number two in its second week of release, earning an estimated $42.3 million. That pushes the live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic to $185 million here in the states and $261 million globally.

In third place was the second of this weekend’s new releases, the Elton John musical biopic, Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton. The film’s estimated $25 million haul was well above $18-$20 million Paramount Pictures was anticipating.

The third of this weekends three new releases, the thriller Ma, starring Octavia Spencer, delivered an estimated $18.2 million.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum rounded out the top five, collecting an estimated $11.1 million stateside in its third week of release. The film’s worldwide earnings now stand at $221 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters, $49 million
2. Aladdin, $42.3 million
3. Rocketman, $25 million
4. Ma, $18.2 million
5. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, $11.1 million
6. Avengers: Endgame, $7.8 million
7. Pokemon Detective Pikachu, $6.665 million
8. Booksmart, $3.3 million
9. Brightburn, $2.3 million
10. The Hustle, $1.3 million

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Ahead of Sunday night’s premiere, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ star Colman Domingo calls season five “epic”

AMC(NEW YORK) — Colman Domingo has been one of the few remaining original stars of AMC’s spin-off Fear The Walking Dead, and much of that is due to the mysterious charm of his character Victor Strand.

“He’s like peeling open a nice sweet and bitter onion,” Domingo laughs to ABC Radio while describing his smooth-talking alter-ego. “A little spicy, he’ll get in your eye at times.”

Strand, Alicia, Morgan and company return this Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET, when the well-rated, one-time upstart show starts its fifth season.

Fans recall we first met him behind bars as the walker outbreak began; he used his skills to slip his confinement, becoming the unlikely savior of a band of survivors.

“[P]eople always think, ‘Oh he’s such a selfish guy, he looks out for himself'” Domingo says. “But…I’ve always justified that you look…at what he’s actually done: He saved like eight people first on his boat…He’s always actually taking care of people but in a way that it’s a little tricky…[I]t’s on his own terms.” 

Also returning for Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 are Walking Dead veteran Lennie James, along with Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson and Ruben Blades.

This time around, the group will find itself put to “the ultimate test.” According to AMC, “The group finds themselves in uncharted territory, one which will force them to face their fears and perhaps discover an entirely new way to live.”

Domingo agrees, noting how far the show has come.

“This season it really is gonna be epic because we’re doing things that I think that they have not done on the ‘mothership’,” he says. “We keep spinning into our own universe.”

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