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‘The Office’ follow-up is staffing up with Domhnall Gleeson and Sabrina Impacciatore

Elizabeth Morris/HBO - Fabio Lovino/HBOWhile Universal Television is officially mum, Variety says Star Wars sequel trilogy star Domhnall Gleeson and Sabrina Impacciatore from HBO's Emmy-winning The White Lotus have joined the cast of its follow-up to The Office.The show will feature an ensemble cast as the original did, reports the trade, which also notes it's not a reboot of the American version of the show — which itself was a reboot of Ricky Gervais' English flagship. But it will be set in the same "universe" as the Steve Carell/John Krasinski NBC sitcom.That show's producer, Greg Daniels, along with Nathan For You co-creator Michael Koman, are developing the new series, as previously reported.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.   ... Read More

‘Pulp Fiction’ reunion becomes a ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ reunion, too

JC Olivera/WireImageJohn Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Harvey Keitel reunited on the red carpet for the 30th anniversary celebration of Pulp Fiction in Hollywood.The anniversary event at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre was held Thursday as part of the opening night gala for the 15th TCM Classic Film Festival, which runs until Sunday.Travolta, Jackson, Thurman and Keitel were all special guests for the anniversary presentation of Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning crime epic.Travolta and Jackson played hitmen in Pulp Fiction, with Travolta in a comeback -- and Oscar-nominated -- role as Vincent Vega and Jackson earning a Best Supporting Actor nomination as Jules Winnfield.Thurman portrayed Mia Wallace, the former actress wife of Ving Rhames' crime boss character Marsellus Wallace; Keitel was   ... Read More

Kenan Thompson credits losing it during rehearsal for keeping his cool during ‘SNL’ Beavis and Butt-Head skit

2024 NBCUniversal Media, LLCThe April 13 episode of Saturday Night Live featured a sketch that has already landed in the history books for one of the longest-ever cast member crack-ups — and now the Beavis and Butt-Head sketch has more than 10.5 million views on YouTube alone.The bit had Heidi Gardner playing a journalist, asking Kenan Thompson's expert about artificial intelligence, when he became distracted by a man seated behind the reporter: Ryan Gosling, dressed and made up to look exactly like Beavis.Swapping him out for Mikey Day, who was transformed into Butt-Head, didn't help. Gardner's reaction was priceless — she lost her composure for nearly a minute at the mere sight of Day in his makeup, complete with Butt-Head's braces and exposed gums. However, Thompson smirked but   ... Read More

Kelly Clarkson, Drew Barrymore, Tamron Hall and more nominated for the 51st Daytime Emmy Awards

CBSOn Friday, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.Among this year's nominees were Tamron Hall, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson for their eponymous chat shows, as well as Whoopi Goldberg and the other ladies of ABC's The View. And of course, in the Drama category, cast members from classic soaps like The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. Incidentally, after winning everything and an Oscar for Oppenheimer, Robert Downey Jr.'s Max series Downey's Dream Cars scored a nom in the Lifestyle Programs category.Projects starring Zooey Deschanel and Selena Gomez — respectively, What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel on Max and Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays on Food Network   ... Read More

Stephen Colbert taking ‘The Late Show’ on the road

CBSOn Thursday night's installment of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he announced he's taking his show on the road this summer for the first time.Colbert noted The Late Show will broadcast from Chicago’s "so creatively named" Auditorium Theatre during the week of this year’s Democratic National Convention in the Windy City.The week of shows will kick off Monday, August 19, and run through Thursday, August 22, on CBS, streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+.Colbert said Chicago holds "a special place" in his heart, joking, "and it's not just all the Polish sausages I ate that's still lodged in my aorta."He "cut his teeth" as part of Chicago's famous second city troupe during his 11-year-stay, Colbert explained.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights   ... Read More

Savannah Chrisley on hope for parents’ future, raising teen brother and niece

Good Morning AmericaSavannah Chrisley is opening up about her life after her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley's imprisonment and sharing her hope for their future.The couple, who became famous for their show Chrisley Knows Best, were sentenced in November 2022 to a combined 19 years in prison on charges including fraud and tax evasion. Todd was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 16 months of probation, while Julie was ordered to serve seven years in prison and 16 months of probation.Their case is returning to court on Friday as they seek an appeal to review what they consider a court error.In an interview with Nightline’s Juju Chang, ahead of her parents' appeal hearing on Friday, Savannah reflected on the   ... Read More

Reality roundup: ‘RHOBH’ cast member says goodbye, Jax and Brittany fight, and more

Have no fear, your reality roundup is here! Here's a look at what happened in the world of reality television this week:The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)Another housewife is saying goodbye. Cast member Crystal Kung Minkoff announced this week that she will not be returning for season 14 of the show. Minkoff, who has been on the show for three seasons, called the decision bittersweet and reflected on what it was like to be the first Asian-American to join the cast. “Every single year I was asked back, it was a blessing. It was an honor,” she said in an Instagram video. “Being the first Asian American on Beverly Hills was a lot of weight on my shoulders that   ... Read More

Weekend Watchlist: What’s new on streaming

Ready, set, binge! Here's a look at some of the new movies and TV shows streaming this weekend:HuluUnder the Bridge: Lily Gladstone is a police officer investigating teenage girls accused of murder in the new series.NetflixThe Circle: The reality competition series all about catfishing returns. The first four episodes of season 6 are available now.Our Living World: Watch the docuseries that spans the Earth to explore our creatures and ecosystems.The Upshaws: One of the funniest families in TV is back for more. Wanda Sykes stars in the sitcom, which returns for its fifth season.Rebel Moon – Part 2: The Scargiver: Kora’s journey continues in Zack Snyder’s newest film.The Roku ChannelThe Spiderwick Chronicles: The bestselling books come to life in the   ... Read More

After explosive debut, Prime Video renews ‘Fallout’ for second season

Prime Video(NOTE LANGUAGE) Prime Video has renewed its video game adaptation Fallout for a second season, just days after the streaming service dropped all eight episodes of its first on April 10.Based on the bestselling video game series, the story takes place 200 years after a nuclear event, when "the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind."The show, starring Walton Goggins and Ella Purnell, quickly ranked among the service’s top three most-watched titles ever and boasted the most-watched season globally since Rings of Power, according to the streaming service.The series was created by Westworld director Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote The Dark Knight with Oscar-winning Oppenheimer director, older brother and   ... Read More

FX drops the trailer to season 3 of Emmy-winning ‘Welcome to Wrexham’

FXOn Friday, FX dropped the season 3 trailer to its Emmy-winning docuseries Welcome to Wrexham, starring celebs-turned-soccer team owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.It's set to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," for good reason."In Rocky one, he loses. In season one, we lost," McElhenney explains."In Rocky II, he won. In season two, we won," the Always Sunny co-creator continues, referencing the underdog team's promotion to the English Football League in the show's tearjerker of a season finale.For the third season, however, is there the Clubber Lang equivalent of adversity ahead? "It's going to be a very harrowing, edge-of-your seat season," Reynolds teases.There are injuries and much stronger competition ahead, following the team's promotion after 15 long years of losses.There will   ... Read More

In Brief: CBS renews ‘Elsbeth’ for season 2, and more

Netflix has dropped the trailer for Hit Man, the new rom-com co-written by and starring Anyone but You's Glen Powell. The film, based on a 2001 Texas Monthly article by Skip Hollandsworth, itself based on a true story, follows Powell as "a strait-laced professor [who] uncovers his hidden talent as a fake hit man in undercover police stings." He meets his match in a client — played by Adria Arjona — who steals his heart and ignites a powder keg of deception, delight and mixed-up identities, per the streamer. Hit Man premieres in select theaters on May 24 and Netflix on June 7 ...Ahead of its fifth episode, which aired Thursday, CBS renewed its freshman drama Elsbeth for a second   ... Read More

First lady Jill Biden to kickoff Educators for Biden to mobilize teachers

Dr. Jill Biden speaks onstage during the 2024 Human Rights Campaign dinner, Mar. 23, 2024, in Los Angeles. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Jill Biden, in Minnesota on Friday, will launch Educators for Biden-Harris -- a national organizing program intended to engage and mobilize teachers, school staff and parents to vote for President Joe Biden, the Biden-Harris campaign shared exclusively with ABC News.Kicking off the coalition in an evening speech to educators at the Education Minnesota Convention in Bloomington, the first lady, a classroom teacher for over 30 years, will brand her husband as "the education president.""You deserve a president who recognizes your service," the first lady will say, according to excerpts from the Biden-Harris campaign. "Who understands that   ... Read More

Seth MacFarlane teams up with Scorsese to save cartoons

Photos: Kenji Fitzgerald/Brigette LacombeFamily Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has teamed up with a seemingly unlikely collaborator — Oscar-winning movie legend Martin Scorsese — to save some cartoons. The Seth MacFarlane Foundation and Scorsese's The Film Foundation are funding The Film Foundation's first-ever restoration of a "curated selection of historically significant animated shorts" from the 1920s through the 1940s.Included will be nine films from animation legend George Fleischer, the creator of icon Betty Boop, among many other characters.A program of the restorations, titled Back from the Ink: Restored Animated Shorts, will premiere during Turner Classic Movies' 2024 TCM Classic Film Festival at its Hollywood Boulevard location on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. PT, with an in-person introduction by MacFarlane.Seven shorts directed by Dave Fleischer will be   ... Read More

Netflix reveals ‘The Witcher’ will end after a just-announced fifth season

Hemsworth (center) and cast at a Season 4 table read -- Courtesy NetflixNetflix announced Thursday that the fourth season of The Witcher is now underway, and the streamer has renewed the sword and sorcery series for a fifth — but that will be it. The new seasons of the show will feature Liam Hemsworth succeeding original star and fan of the source material Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. He departed the show after rumblings of creative differences behind the scenes began to surface. Cavill had told The Hollywood Reporter that he'd stay with the series "as long as we can keep telling great stories which honor [author Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work," as seen in his beloved books and related games — of which Cavill counted   ... Read More

Trailer using AI to cast Henry Cavill and Margot Robbie in new James Bond movie goes viral

Good Morning AmericaHenry Cavill is James Bond and Margot Robbie the femme fatale in a new trailer that has attracted more than 2.6 million viewers on YouTube since it dropped Saturday.The problem is, it's fake. Its creator, KH Studio, says it was made "solely for artistic and entertainment purposes"; a cinephile can see from which movies certain scenes were cribbed — including previous James Bond adventures Quantum of Solace and No Time to Die, and the spy adventure Cavill actually was in, 2015's The Man from U.N.C.L.E.But the creator also used AI to turn Cavill into the hero that many fans want him to play and to make the Barbie star break bad.Sure, it's not perfect — Robbie's lip-synch is way   ... Read More

After the success of ‘Anyone but You’, is Hollywood back in love with romantic comedies?

Sony PicturesAfter audiences fell in love with the Sydney Sweeney/Glen Powell romantic comedy Anyone but You and the success of the Lindsay Lohan film Irish Wish, The Hollywood Reporter says studios are swiping right on the genre once again.Anyone But You writer-director Will Gluck tells the trade, "There's been no dearth of rom-coms in the last 10 years. They’ve just all been on ... on Netflix and Hulu and Amazon."He continues, "I think the quality has probably been just the same as in theaters. The problem is we do not laugh at home. You do not laugh when you're watching at your house. You do not laugh when you’re watching on a phone."Gluck adds, "When you're in a theater with   ... Read More

Prince William attends first royal engagement after Kate Middleton cancer announcement

Prince William, Prince of Wales visits a housing workshop to discuss solutions to support local families at risk of homelessness, in Sheffield, northern England on March 19, 2024. (Temilade Adelaja/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)(LONDON) -- Prince William returned to work this week in his first official public appearance since his wife Kate, the princess of Wales, revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer.William is traveling to Surrey on Thursday to visit Surplus to Supper, a nonprofit organization that distributes surplus food to people in need.The royal engagement is the first for William since March, when Kate shared publicly for the first time that she was diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing preventative chemotherapy.Kate shared her diagnosis in a video message released   ... Read More

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