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“Saved By The Bell” Reboot Casts Transgender Actress Josie Totah In Lead Role

The “Saved by the Bell” reboot, starring original cast members Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, has cast transgender actress Josie Totah in a leading role. Totah will play Lexi, described in press notes as “a beautiful, sharp-tongued cheerleader and the most popular girl at Bayside High” who is both “admired and feared” by her classmates.  The 18-year-old Totah’s credits include NBC’s “Champions” and the Disney Channel’s “Jessie.”  She was most recently seen on Netflix’s “No Good Nick.”... [Read Full Story]

Riverdale’s Vanessa Morgan Marries MLB Star Michael Kopech

Riverdale actress Vanessa Morgan married professional baseball player Michael Kopech over the weekend. Morgan, 27, and Kopech, 23, exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends, including members of the Riverdale cast, during an intimate ceremony at the Historic Walton House in Homestead, Florida. About 40 guests attended, and the bride’s sister’s Celina served as her maid of honor.... [Read Full Story]

Actor Wilmer Valderrama And Model Amanda Pacheco Get Engaged On New Year’s Day

NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama is engaged to his model girlfriend Amanda Pacheco. Valderrama popped the question in San Diego on New Year’s Day, he revealed on Instagram. In the photo, Valderrama, 39, can be seen getting down on one knee in front of a gorgeous seaside backdrop. “‘It’s just us now,’” he captioned the photo, adding the date of their engagement, “01-01-2020.”... [Read Full Story]

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Tops Weekend Box Office To Hit $600M Globally

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is at the top of the box office againthis weekend. The J.J. Abrams-directed final installment in the Star Wars Skywalker saga dominated the Christmas Day box office with $32 million, earning the film the honor of having the second-best Christmas Day box office total behind 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. ... [Read Full Story]

Harry Styles Sophomore Album ”Fine Line’ Debuts At No. 1

Former “One Direction” star Harry Style’s sophomore album, Fine Line, hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart this week. According to Billboard, “it marks the biggest week for a pop album by a male artist in over four years.” It’s the second highest debut in the chart’s history, beating Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” The chart is based on album units sold both digitally and physical album sales, song sales and audio streams. Styles also landed number one on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums Chart.... [Read Full Story]

Hilarie Burton Says She Left Hallmark Film After Demands For Inclusivity Were Ignored

Actress Hilarie Burton has chimed in with her thoughts on the Hallmark Channel’s since-rescinded decision to scrap ads depicting a same-sex wedding, by raising claims of her own. Best known for playing Peyton Sawyer on “One Tree Hill,” Burton has appeared in a number of Hallmark’s original films over the years, including 2012’s “Naughty or Nice” and 2013’s “Christmas on the Bayou.” However, she said she was dismissed from one of the network’s projects last January because she demanded more “diverse casting.” ... [Read Full Story]

“A Quiet Place Part II” Releases First Footage With Emily Blunt

Last weekend, a teaser for the sequel to “A Quiet Place,” directed by John Krasinski, screened in theaters ahead of showings of Black Christmas. The preview for A Quiet Place Part II was brief, showing a scene in which the lead character, Evelyn Abbott (played by Emily Blunt) leads her children along a trail of sand until it ends and they realize that they have to keep going. That teaser is now online, with the promise of a full-length trailer to be released on New Year’s Day.... [Read Full Story]