Review Category : Entertainment

Are Eva Longoria and Her Fiancé Ready to Tie the Knot?

Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Could Eva Longoria’s days as a single woman be coming to an end?

Longoria, 41, and fiancé José “Pepe” Bastón, 47, will tie the knot this weekend after nearly three years of dating, sources tell People magazine.

The wedding, reportedly taking place in Acapulco, Mexico, this weekend, will be a star-studded event, according to the insider, who notes the couple is “expecting half of Hollywood to be there.”

The guest list includes David and Victoria Beckham, Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry and Mario Lopez, according to the source.

The former Desperate Housewives star and Bastón, president of Latin media company Televisa, started dating in 2013, and got engaged while on vacation in Dubai in December.

This will be Longoria’s third trip down the aisle. She was previously married to actor Tyler Christopher and professional basketball player Tony Parker.

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Sir Elton John Confirms Role in “Kingsman” Sequel

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for dcp(NEW YORK) — The sequel to last year’s Kingsman: The Secret Service just landed some serious star power.

A month after it was reported that legendary musician Elton John was in talks to appear in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Sir Elton has confirmed on Instagram that he’s joined the cast.

“It’s been a long time since Tommy….. #Kingsman,” he wrote, referencing his involvement in The Who’s 1975 musical film, Tommy.

The Instagram photo is an ad for Kingsman: The Golden Circle that states, “Wednesday night’s alright for fighting,” a nod to Elton’s classic “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.”

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, featuring returning star Taron Egerton as well as new cast members Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Channing Tatum, is scheduled to open in June of 2017.

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Jail Is “Not Like What You See on TV” Says “Saved by the Bell” Star Dustin Diamond

L-R: Dustin Diamond with “Extra” host Mario Lopez; Noel Vasquez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Dustin Diamond, the actor best known for playing Screech on the 1990s sitcom Saved by the Bell, has a message for anyone who thinks jail is a breeze.

“It’s not like what you see on TV, I’ll tell you that,” the 39-year-old said in an interview with Mario Lopez on Extra. “It’s pretty daunting, pretty scary going into that environment.”

Diamond, 39, allegedly stabbed a 25-year-old man in a Port Washington, Wisconsin, bar on Christmas Day 2014, according to a police report. The scuffle was captured on video.

Diamond was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, after a three-day trial in June 2015 and sentenced to four months behind bars.

Diamond maintains he never thrust the knife and stabbed anyone, telling Lopez that he had his pocket knife out when “a guy came from around me and grabbed my throat,” adding: “And so he nicked his arm on the tip of it.”

The actor argued he was trying to protect his fiancée, Amanda Schutz, saying she had been punched in the face after she tried to stop a group of people who were trying to take pictures of him. Schutz was also convicted on disorderly conduct charges.

Although he was sentenced to four months’ jail time, Diamond was released in April, one month early, for good behavior that included performing janitorial work, cleaning floors and doing laundry.

The actor is focused now on his future. “I’ve been doing it – acting and performing — since I was eight years old,” he said. “So it’s really my bread and butter. I’m getting to the point where I want to put the tomfoolery and malarkey behind me. You know? It’s time for that clean slate.”

Diamond’s full interview with Extra airs today and Thursday.

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Which Showtime Show Is Coming to an End?

L-R: Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson in “House of Lies”; Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME(NEW YORK) — It’s the truth: House of Lies is coming to an end.

Showtime announced Tuesday that the comedy, starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, will conclude with its current fifth season. The finale, airing June 12, was shot in Havana, Cuba.

Cheadle won a Golden Globe and has been nominated four times for an Emmy for his role as Marty Kaan, who leads a team of management consultants.

He tweeted Tuesday, “I will miss the show more than you know. But we all believe this was the best way to ‘go out.’ This season is one of our best.”

Tweeple, I will miss the show more than you know. But we all believe this was the best way to “go out.” This season is one of our best.

— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 17, 2016

For her part, Bell tweeted, “Dear #HouseOfLies fans-We loved spending these 5 yrs w/you. Now sadly, like the great Doug Guggenhiem, we’ll all be ‘shutting the f*** up.’” She also tweeted a photo of her with her fellow cast members, adding, “Thank you to my beautiful boys for a fun filled 5 years. Love u terribly.”

Thank you to my beautiful boys for a fun filled 5 years. Love u terribly. @DonCheadle @rejectedjokes @ThatJoshLawson

— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) May 18, 2016

Bell has already found a new gig: the NBC comedy The Good Place, co-starring Ted Danson, which premieres this fall.

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It’s Slimer! New “Ghostbusters” Trailer Drops Online

Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures(NEW YORK) — The first trailer dropped two months ago, to mixed reactions. Now we’ve got a second trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot, and they’re seriously ramping up the spooky, and the action.

You know the story by now: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon pretty much step into the roles played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson in the 1984 original, with Chris Hemsworth playing a hunky but not-too-sharp receptionist, who apparently becomes possessed by a supernatural entity who’s really good at popping wheelies on motorcycles.

As for the plot, everything else appears to be pretty much the same as the original, with some minor changes. But the new trailer has tons of shots of the various ghosts we’ll be seeing laying waste to New York, including cameos from OG Ghostbusters favorites Slimer and the Sta Puft Marshmallow Man.

Ghostbusters opens July 15.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Sticking Around on ABC

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Jimmy Kimmel is staying on late night for at least a few more years.

ABC on Tuesday announced it has extended Kimmel’s contract for three years. The renewal keeps Jimmy Kimmel Live! on the air through at least the fall of 2019.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is currently in its 14th season. In that time, it has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Series.

News of the extension came on the same day that Kimmel — who will host ABC’s broadcast of the Emmys in September — cracked jokes at the network’s upfront presentation in New York.

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Bill Cosby, Hugh Hefner Sued Over Alleged Incident at Playboy Mansion

Bill Cosby and Hugh Hefner in February, 2011; Earl Gibson III/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Bill Cosby has been sued by a former model who claims the comedian sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

Chloe Goins’ lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles, also names Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Goins, 26, claims the comedian abused her in a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion after spiking her drink.

She further states in the suit that Hefner knew or should have known that Cosby “over the years had a propensity for intoxicating or drugging young women and taking advantage of them sexually and against their will or while they were unconscious.”

Prosecutors previously declined to pursue criminal charges in connection with the alleged incident, in part because they couldn’t corroborate her account and because the statute of limitations had expired.

Goins filed her lawsuit earlier this week when she was 25, before a separate statute of limitations deadline.

She previously sued Cosby last October. She dropped that suit earlier this year.

Cosby is also being sued by a woman who claims he sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion around 1974, when she was 15.

Cosby also faces sex assault charges in Pennsylvania.

Cosby, 78, has in the past denied sex assault allegations against him.

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“Scandal” Won’t Return Until (Maybe) 2017?

ABC/Bob D’AmicoFollowing its season finale last week, Scandal will be on hiatus for a long while.

In announcing its 2016-2017 schedule Tuesday, ABC revealed that the hit drama will not return until midseason, which could mean next year. “Production issues” was the official reason given though star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy is believed to be the real reason.

Scandal‘s Thursday-night time slot will be occupied this fall by a new drama, Notorious, described as a “provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media.”

ABC will introduce five new shows in all in the fall. Aside from Notorious, there’s Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland as a low-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after an attack on Washington; Conviction, a drama with Marvel’s Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell as a former first daughter who works with a Conviction Integrity Unit; the comedy Speechless, in which Minnie Driver plays a mom whose son has cerebral palsy; and the comedy American Housewife, focusing on a housewife raising a flawed family in a wealthy Connecticut town.

In midseason, Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes will introduce her latest project, the Romeo and Juliet-themed drama Still Star-Crossed.

Specials for the 2016-2017 season include a Dirty Dancing remake, a tribute to Muhammad Ali, and a new David Blaine program.

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“The Voice”: Four Artists Advance to Next Week’s Finals

L-R: Adam Wakefield, Hannah Huston, Laith Al-Saadi, Alisan Porter; Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — All four The Voice coaches are still in the running to earn a victory in next week’s season finale.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams each had one artist advance into the final four on Tuesday night’s results show. Representing the coaches will be Adam Wakefield, of Team Blake; Alisan Porter, of Team Christina; Hannah Huston, of Team Pharrell; and Laith Al-Saadi, of Team Adam.

Laith was one of three artists involved in the “Instant Save” vote, along with Team Blake’s Mary Sarah and Team Christina’s Bryan Bautista. Laith comfortably won the vote.

Moments earlier, Laith performed the Jimi Hendrix version of “All Along the Watchtower.” Mary Sarah sang Carrie Underwood’s “Something In The Water,” and Bryan took on “Adorn” by Miguel.

Team Adam’s 16-year-old artist Shalyah Fearing and Team Blake’s Paxton Ingram were eliminated after they were informed they’d received the fewest number of votes following Monday night’s performance show.

During the one-hour broadcast, Alicia Keys, who will serve as a coach next season, performed her new song “In Common,” and OneRepublic played their new single, “Wherever I Go.”

The season-10 finals begin next Monday night on NBC. The winner will be crowned the following night.

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“Making a Murderer” Filmmakers Talk Possible Second Season

Netflix(NEW YORK) — After the success of Making a Murderer, the show’s creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said there is definitely the possibility of a second season of the Netflix series, especially if there are developments in Steven Avery’s case.

“With respect to this story, Steven has ongoing efforts to try to overturn his conviction, Brendan Dassey certainly does, so we will cast a very wide net again, should we have the opportunity,” Demos told ABC News Monday night at the Webby Awards in New York City.

In 2007, Avery and Dassey were both convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The series delved into all players involved: the prosecution, the police, and Avery’s defense team.

Avery has since obtained new legal representation — Kathleen Zellner of the law firm Kathleen Zellner and Associates — who told ABC affiliate WBAY-TV in January, “Since 2007, there have been significant advances in forensic testing…the clearest way to do this is with scientific testing and that’s what we will be asking to do.”

In an interview with Newsweek, Zellner said she is currently briefing herself on the Halbach case and looking into possible leads outside of Avery. Nothing new has yet been filed in a court of law.

“We’ll try to get people from all sides once again,” Demos said, if there is movement in Avery’s case. “Hopefully people will choose to participate and help us continue to follow the story.”

“We are looking at several projects, but one of them is future episodes of this same story,” Ricciardi added.

As for season one, Demos said the two filmmakers could never have “expected this level of response.”

“We knew we had made the series we wanted to make,” she said. “But when you’re putting it out into the world, you never know what’s going to happen, how people are going to respond…I don’t know if people are entertained by it, they are engaged by it. That was our intention.”

Ricciardi seconded those sentiments, but added they didn’t make the series to influence or alter the case.

“We never intended to have an impact on the cases themselves. We were there to witness and to document and share…it was for us, holding a mirror up to the system and holding a mirror up to us as people now,” she explained. “How do we treat people who are specially disadvantaged or vulnerable, or different than ourselves? Do we demand justice for everyone?”

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