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Amazon Is Making A ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel Series

Amazon will produce a new “The Lord of the Rings” TV series, the company announced Monday.  Amazon acquired multi-season, global television rights to the project. The show will be a prequel to the J.R.R. Tolkien book “The Fellowship of the Ring,” and is based on new story lines. It will be available for Amazon Prime members. There is also the potential that the show could also lead to a spin-off series.... [Read Full Story]

Taylor Swift Announces 2018 U.S. Stadium Tour

Days after releasing her sixth studio album, Reputation, Taylor Swift has announced a 27-date U.S. stadium tour for 2018. The tour will launch on May 8 in Arizona and run through October. Swift is set to tour through the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, with additional dates to be revealed in the coming weeks. Tickets for the North American sting go on-sale to the public on Dec. 13.... [Read Full Story]

Tiffany Haddish Makes History On ‘Saturday Night Live’ As First Black Female Comic To Host

TIffany Haddish made history last night as the first African-American female comedian to host the long-running sketch show Saturday Night Live on Saturday.  The comedienne shined through the opening monologue and throughout the episode in her history-making hosting gig. This was the first time a black female stand-up comic has hosted the show in 43 seasons. ... [Read Full Story]

Jeffrey Tambor Under Investigation By Amazon Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Amazon has opened up an investigation into Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor after sexual harassment allegations were made against him. No other details are available at this time, as the investigation is in its early stages. According to a statement Tambor, a “former disgruntled assistant” claims he “acted in an improper manner toward her.” Reports state that this assistant made those claims in a private Facebook post.... [Read Full Story]

“Gossip Girl” Actor Ed Westwick Denies Rape Allegation After Actress Makes Claim Against Him

“Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick is denying claims made by actress Kristina Cohen, who went on Facebook on Monday to state in an explicit post that the actor raped her. Westwick posted a statement Tuesday regarding the accusation. He wrote on his social media pages, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”... [Read Full Story]

George Clooney On Why He’s Pulling Back From Acting: ‘I Don’t Need Money’

George Clooney explained in a new interview why he’s not going to be acting as much anymore, stating that he just doesn’t need the money. The 56 year old Clooney and his business partners sold their popular tequila company, Casamigos, in June. Clooney said the billion-dollar deal gives him leeway to continue to “fight to make the movies I want to make” and that he is shifting his efforts towards political activism and humanitarian work.... [Read Full Story]

“The Twilight Zone” Reboot In The Works

CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves confirmed on Thursday that CBS All Access is working on a refresh of the iconic sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone.  It remains to be seen whether the project has been ordered or is simply in development, but Marco Ramirez, who has previously worked on the Netflix/Marvel collaborations The Defenders and Daredevil, will pen the series’ script.... [Read Full Story]

Beyoncé Set For Live-Action Remake Of ‘The Lion King’

The Walt Disney Studios revealed the cast for its upcoming live-action adaptation of its 1994 animated classic “The Lion King.” Beyoncé is joining the cast as the voice of Nala. Other cast members had been previously announced for the film, including Donald Glover as Simba and James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Keegan-Michael Key as a Kamari.... [Read Full Story]

Lady Gaga Reportedly Engaged To Boyfriend Christian Carino

Lady Gaga is reportedly engaged.  Us Weekly reports that Gaga and Christian Carino “secretly got engaged over the summer” after he asked her father for his blessing. They have apparently put a hold on wedding plans, however, while Gaga as focuses on her ongoing battle with chronic pain that comes from her Fibromyalgia.  Neither Gaga or Christian have officially commented on the news that they’re engaged.... [Read Full Story]

Wendy Williams Faints On Live TV During Halloween Show

Wendy Williams had a scary moment on her TV talk show when she passed out during a live broadcast on Tuesday morning.  Dressed as an elaborate Statue of Liberty, Williams was introducing a Halloween costume contest segment on her daytime talk show when she began slurring her words. She started shaking and lost her balance before collapsing on the ground. Producers rushed over to help Williams and the show cut to a commercial break before Williams came back on air and addressed the incident.... [Read Full Story]

Corey Feldman Vows To Name Hollywood Pedophile Ring In “Today Show” Interview

Corey Feldman wants to expose child predators in Hollywood, but the actor/musician says he needs $10 million to do it properly. Feldman wants to use crowd-sourced funds to produce a feature film focused on those who molested him, and he promises to name names with the project. During his Today show interview on Monday, October 30, Feldman defended his decision to wait to give names of the alleged harassers.... [Read Full Story]

Justin Bieber And Ex-Girlfriend Selena Gomez Attend Church Together After Breakfast, Sparking Rumors

After hanging out at Selena Gomez’s Los Angeles home last week, Justin Bieber and his ex was spotted having breakfast and going to church together on Sunday, Oct. 29.  A photo of the former lovebirds surfaced, of them having a casual conversation. However, sources say that the couple have a totally platonic relationship. Gomez’s current boyfriend, The Weeknd, is away on tour.... [Read Full Story]

Rock and Roll Pioneer Fats Domino Dead at 89

Fats Domino, a rock and roll pioneer who penned classics like “I’m Walkin” and “Ain’t That a Shame” and popularized “Blueberry Hill,” has died at 89.  Hailing from New Orleans, Domino was among the first acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was reportedly only second to Elvis Presley in record sales with over 65 million records sold.  Domino’s death was announced by Domino’s daughter to a local television station, and was confirmed by an official from New Orleans coroner’s office.... [Read Full Story]

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins to Depart For Sony TV

Mike Hopkins is leaving Hulu. Hopkins, who’s been Hulu’s CEO since 2013, is headed to Sony Pictures Television where he’ll serve as Chairman. The Chairman role was previously held by Steve Mosko, who left Sony last year. Randy Freer, a Hulu board-member who’s served as President and COO of Fox Networks Group since 2013, will take over for Hopkins as Hulu’s CEO.... [Read Full Story]