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"Van lives." Lauren Ambrose joins 'Yellowjackets' cast

Servant star and Six Feet Under veteran Lauren Ambrose has been tapped for the second season of the Emmy-nominated Showtime series Yellowjackets. The announcement was made via Twitter, with a Polaroid-looking video image of the actress, along with the words "Van lives." -- tipping their hand that the flame-haired actress will be playing the adult version of the time-jumping show's resident…


Jennifer Hudson says she hopes her new talk show helps people find their own "superpower"

EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson has never played a superhero, but she says she's hoping to create some with her eponymous new talk show. In a new promo, the multitalent enthuses, "I hope my fans experience a good time." She adds, "I hope they discover their superpower, and I hope they feel on top of the world by the time they leave The Jennifer Hudson Show." "Let's go live life, baby!" she smiles.…


Millie Bobby Brown talks about "disastrous" audition before she landed 'Stranger Things'

Millie Bobby Brown is now a household name, thanks to the runaway success of Stranger Things, but as she tells the September issue of Allure, getting the role of Eleven nearly didn't happen. The actress's dreams of stardom could have been dashed by what the magazine calls a "disastrous" audition for a powerful casting executive who said, at 10 years old, Mille was "too mature" to make it in…


'Better Call Saul' creator says there are no plans for any other 'Breaking Bad' spin-offs

While Better Call Saul was met with strong ratings, critical acclaim and Emmy gold, show creator Vince Gilligan says when the spin-off ends on August 15, the Breaking Bad universe might just end with it. "You can't keep putting all your money on red 21," he joked at AMC's recent Television Critics gathering, according to Deadline. "I feel like we probably pushed it doing a spin-off to Breaking…


More Ezra Miller controversy: Mother and three kids who were staying with him are reportedly missing

Just days after it was announced Ezra Miller had been charged with felony burglary comes news the embattled actor is apparently at the center of a case regarding missing people. People reports Vermont State Police showed up to Miller's home last weekend in search of a mother and three young children who were reportedly staying there against the wishes of the children's father. The trio was…


Steve Martin contemplates retirement: "This is, weirdly it"

Only Murders in the Building star co-creator and star Steve Martin is hinting that the comedic whodunit may be his swan song. "We were very happy just doing the live show," the 76-year-old comedian tells The Hollywood Reporter, referencing his You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today! tour with longtime friend and Only Murders co-star Martin Short. "There may be a natural end to that —…


In Brief: Trailer for 'The Menu' is served, and more

Amazon Prime Video has debuted the trailer for Catherine Called Birdy, Lena Dunham's new film about girl's search for gender equality. The third feature film from the creator of the HBO series Girls, is set in a Medieval English village in 1290, where teen Lady Catherine, a.k.a. Birdy -- played by Bella Ramsey -- is assigned to find a husband. Her greedy but poor father, portrayed by Andrew…


'A League of Their Own' series deep dives into the film's original storylines

It’s time to hit the field once again with the Rockford Peaches. The movie A League of Their Own is now a TV series, debuting Friday on Prime Video, starring D’Arcy Carden and Melanie Field as 1940s women who just want to play ball. Fans of the 1992 film are sure to be fans of series as well, according to Carden, who tells ABC Audio the series was able to "kiss the movie." "We're doing our own…


Johnny Depp's acting return teased in new photo

Johnny Depp's return to the cameras after his legal victory in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard is already underway. The French film company Why Not Productions has released an image of the actor in full historical dress and make-up as King Louis XV in French director Maïwenn’s based-on-real-life love story Jeanne du Barry. The actor, who is fluent in French, is pictured in…


Who was that masked man? New book takes a look at the history of cosplay

The concept of fans dressing up like their favorite pop culture characters, as they recently did at San Diego Comic-Con, may seem like a new phenomenon, but it's not. That's one of the findings from Andrew Liptak, author, journalist and, yes, cosplayer, in his new Simon & Schuster book: COSPLAY: A HISTORY - The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who Bring Your Favorite Stories to Life. While the term…