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‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Series Is Coming To Netflix

Netflix announced director Taika Waititi is set to write, direct and executive produce two animated series based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” for Netflix. The first series from Waititi will center around the characters in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The second, titled “Oompa-Loompas,” will focus on the characters of the same name who work in the chocolate factory. Netflix said that it plans to “retain the quintessential spirit and tone of the original story while building out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book for the very first time.”... [Read Full Story]

HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” Reboot Will Star Emily Alyn Lind In Lead Role

HBO Max has officially announced the first new member of the Gossip Girl reboot cast. Emily Alyn Lind will star in the forthcoming series, portraying a lead character in the series named Audrey, who “has been in a long term relationship and is beginning to wonder what more could be out there.” Lind has appeared in a slew of other projects, including Netflix’s The Babysitter and its sequel, and as the character Amanda Clarke on Revenge.  According to IMDb, her first role was in 2008’s The Secret Life of Bees, where she played a young version of Dakota Fanning’s character Lily.... [Read Full Story]

‘Judge Judy’ To End After 25 Seasons; Will Be Replaced By New Show ‘Judy Justice’

Long-time Judge Judy television personality Judy Sheindlin said that her CBS show will be coming to an end after concluding its 2020 to 2021 season, its 25th in total.
“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it’s been successful,” she said to the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. “Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary, and CBS sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program. Because now they have 25 years of reruns. So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.”
Sheindlin mentioned another show in the works, Judy Justice, but did not provide any further details.  Judge Judy remains one of television’s top reality courtroom series, winning three Emmy Awards and leading the ratings. Sheindlin is currently the highest-paid television personality with an annual salary of $47 million.

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Hilary Duff Asks Disney+ To Move ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot To Hulu

Hilary Duff is asking Disney+ to move the “Lizzie McGuire” reboot to a more appropriate TV home, suitable for a more grown-up version of Lizzie.  In an Instagram post, Duff said the streaming service isn’t the best fit, suggesting Hulu instead. The original series, about a girl whose thoughts are expressed by her animated doppelganger, aired from 2001 to 2004 on the Disney Channel. ... [Read Full Story]

Sofia Vergara & Heidi Klum Join ‘America’s Got Talent’ As Season 15 Judges

Sofia Vergara is America’s Got Talent‘s newest judge. The Modern Family actress will serve as a judge on season 15 of the NBC reality series, Variety reports. In addition, Heidi Klum is returning as a judge as well for the first time since 2018. They join current judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel, with Terry Crews serving as host. The announcement arrives amid an ongoing investigation into the exit of judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough last season.... [Read Full Story]

George Clooney Expresses Concern After Child Labor Allegations Are Raised Against Nespresso

Nespresso brand ambassador George Clooney says he was “surprised” and “saddened” after learning of child labor allegations raised against suppliers to the coffee maker. The allegations surfaced following an investigation for an upcoming episode of the British documentary series “Dispatches” where journalist Anthony Barnett was given access to farms in Guatemala that were reportedly linked to Starbucks and Nespresso. The episode, slated to air today, March 2, in the United Kingdom, claims young children are “working long hours in grueling conditions” in order to supply beans for the coffee giants.... [Read Full Story]

Chris Evans In Talks To Star In “Little Shop Of Horrors” Remake

Captain America” star Chris Evans is in talks to star in the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ remake. Evans is being lined up to play dentist Orin Scrivello in the movie. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ tells the story of Seymour Krelborn, a florist who works in a flower shop located on ‘Skid Row’ in New York, who is secretly in love with his colleague Audrey. Seymour discovers that his Venus flytrap plant – that he bought from a Chinese shop during a solar eclipse – can talk and he starts to use it to try and woo Audrey. However, the plant, who he names Audrey II, begins to develop a taste for human flesh. Orin Scrivello is the abusive and sadistic boyfriend of Audrey, who takes great pleasure in the pain he causes his patients.... [Read Full Story]

ABC Planning ‘Bachelor’ Dating Spin-Off Show For Seniors

The producers of the hit ABC reality dating show The Bachelor are looking for seniors for a new dating show. According to ABC’s casting page, producers “are looking for active and outgoing single men and women IN THEIR GOLDEN YEARS for a new exciting dating show!” The new series was teased during a casting call in a commercial that aired during the February 24 episode of The Bachelor.... [Read Full Story]

Whitney Houston “Hologram” Tour To Kick Off In The United Kindgom

A Whitney Houston hologram tour is kicking off in Europe, eight years after the singer’s tragic death. An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram will begin on February 25 , ending sometime in April.  U.S. dates are expected to follow the initial run, according to The Associated Press.  The singer’s sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston, who serves as the executor of Houston’s estate, said,  “Now is just the right time. In the spirit of Whitney, I know we’re doing all the right things right now.” ... [Read Full Story]