Saeed Adyani/Netflix(LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA) -- Netflix has announced that its anticipated reboot, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, will premiere globally on the streaming service November 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time.
For you bingers, A Year In The Life is composed of four 90-minute chapters spanning each of the four seasons.
A new sneak peek shows stars Lauren Graham's Lorelai and Alexis Biedel's Rory at their kitchen table, chatting in the show's trademark rapid-fire pace, with Lorelai wondering aloud if Amy Schumer would like her.
"No," Rory says flatly, before betraying more evidence that time has passed since the show's end in 2007 and flipping out her cellphone to Google a reference her mom makes in her own defense regarding a possible friendship with the approachable Trainwreck star.
"Water sports," she tells her mom. Every time I see her in a magazine she's on vacation doing water sports."
"Ugh. No. That would not work at all," Graham agrees.
"Once a Gilmore, always a Gilmore," a title card then reads.
"Do you think Jon Oliver would find me hot?" Graham then asks.
ABC(NEW YORK) -- Talk about a scandal! Fans of the ABC show of the same name flipped when they heard from Good Morning America's Lara Spencer that Scandal's upcoming sixth go-'round would quote, "be the final season," and cited show creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes as the source.
One of those shocked by the news was Shonda herself.
Rhimes happened to be watching, and quickly took to Twitter to set the record straight. “Woah, @GMA,” the TV mogul posted.
"I never said this was the final season of #scandal. Way to make me spit out my coffee."
Spencer later corrected the mistake online, thanking Rimes for the fix, and adding, "Yes, we can all breathe, because as you guys know, it is my absolute favorite show.”
Rhimes let it roll, posting back, "Thank you for the correction, @LaraSpencer -- you have my back."
Harrison Ford as Han Solo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"; Disney/Lucasfilm(LONDON) -- You don't break Han Solo's leg on his own ship and get away with it.
A company has pleaded guilty in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens set accident that broke star Harrison Ford's leg two years ago. The company, Foodles Production, a Disney subsidiary, admitted in court in London to health and safety breaches that led to the injury, The New York Times reports.
The accident occurred on the set of the Millenium Falcon, the smuggler's ship Han Solo's famously captains, when Ford was hit by a heavy hydraulic door. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was filmed in and around London, England.
The court will hand down a penalty in the incident August 22.
Michelle Obama and James Corden on "Carpool Karaoke"; CBS(NEW YORK) -- Late Late Show host James Corden's popular "Carpool Karaoke" is a huge hit, attracting A-list musical talents to appear. Now it's going global.
Apple has made a deal to distribute an unscripted series version of the segment to 100 countries via its Apple Music platform. The Late Late Show segment is "a perfect fit" for the platform, said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, Variety reports.
"Carpool Karaoke," in which celebrities hitch a ride with the affable CBS host, has seen the likes of Adele, Elton John, Mariah Carey, and recently first lady Michelle Obama rocking along with the chat show host. More telling for Apple and it's iTunes music retail out, it's also spiked sales for songs featured on the segment.
L-R: Lena Dunham and America Fererra; Paul Morigi/WireImage(PHILADELPHIA) -- Lena Dunham and America Ferrera joined forces on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night, accused Donald Trump of "making America hate again" in a tag-team speech focused on Trump's rhetoric about women and Latinos.
Dunham, known for her HBO series Girls, and Ferrera, who now stars on NBC's Superstore, portrayed Trump as a man who fostered divisions and demeaned women and minorities.
"Look, Donald's not making America great again, he's making America hate again," Ferrera told the crowd.
"My body is a two," Dunham said, referring to how she believed Trump would speak about her.
"And I'm a rapist," Ferrera said, referring to Trump's words about Mexican immigrants. The actress called herself "the proud child of Honduran immigrants," and said that her childhood was difficult.
"Occasionally I needed a free meal to get through the school day," she said, praising the type of social programs backed by Democrats.
Dunham spoke on behalf of women who were harmed by Trump's rhetoric and said that the Republican nominee "takes us back to a time when women were meant to be beautiful and silent."
"Let's say with one voice that we all have worth," Dunham said.
Meryl Streep and Scandal's Tony Goldwyn were among the other actors who addressed the DNC Tuesday.
Deadly Games on “America’s Got Talent”; Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- America’s Got Talent kicked off its live rounds at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater Tuesday night with the first 12 quarterfinalists relying on fan votes to see which of them would advance to the semifinals. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B were treated to performances from singers, magicians, comedians and dancers, all introduced by host Nick Cannon.
Tuesday’s lineup included a 13-year-old stand-up comic and a 13-year-old opera singer.
Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights:
Fourteen-year-old singer Jayna Brown kicked things off with a soulful version of Ed Sheeran’s “Make It Rain” that drew a standing ovation, and led Simon to declare Jayna “killed” the song. Heidi said the teen was “the voice of a winner.”
Next, it was multimedia magic from Hara, who combined stunning visual effects with illusions that included making a woman appear, followed by a flock of doves, and also featured the magician flying on a dragon. Simon, noting this is the point in the competition that “makes or breaks you,” said Tuesday’s performance made him. Mel B noted Hara took us into his “magical, mystical wonderland.”
Musicality, a choir from Chicago’s South Side, performed Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time.” Mel B said the group “lights up the room.” Simon’s only critique was that the group could use better material. Howie declared they “inspire.”
Stand-up comedienne Lori Mae Hernandez, 13, surprised the judges with biting political humor aimed mainly at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, as well as jokes about braces. The routine was a hit with the judges, including Simon, who called Lori “edgy, cool and current.”
Knife-throwing couple Alfredo and Anna Silva – also known as Deadly Games – held the audience breathless as Alfredo threw his blades at Anna while blindfolded. Next, he threw flaming knives at Anna, who is on the "Spinning Wheel of Death."
Jon Derenbos performed close-up magic. He made each of the judges draw a picture on a piece of paper and correctly matched each of the pictures to the judge who drew it. Next, he pulled his own drawings from a sealed bottle, which matched the pictures drawn by the judges.
Comic mime Tape Face called Heidi to the stage and reenacted the pottery scene from the film Ghost, using a lump of clay. Next, Cannon assisted him with a musical routine involving a pair of sunglasses that would play different tunes when worn by each of them. Howie noted the comic makes “something out of nothing.” Simon declared Tape Face is so silly, he’ll end up in movies or on his own TV show.
Laura Bretan, a 13-year-old opera singer, amazed the audience and judges with her mature voice. She drew a standing ovation from the judges, including Heidi, who noted Bretan’s voice got better as the piece got harder.
America’s Got Talent returns Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney StudiosAlden Ehrenreich, who was recently confirmed to play a young Han Solo in a Star Wars spin-off movie due out in 2018, may be playing the role more than once.
The New York Daily News reports that he signed a three-picture deal, meaning sequels could be in the offing.
“There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential,” the newspaper's source says. “Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves story lines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters."
Solo's past has been explored in a series of novels, however much of that so-called "Expanded Universe" material is not considered "canon," giving Lucasfilm and Disney a wide creative berth to explore the smug smugler's past.
There's been no official word from Disney, which is releasing the new Star Wars movies and is the parent company of ABC News.
Clay Enos/ TM & (c) DC ComicsHe plays no-nonsense soldier Rick Flag in the upcoming Suicide Squad, and Joel Kinnaman is apparently just as straightforward when it comes to matters of the heart, he told Kelly Ripa and co-host Alan Cumming on Tuesday's Live with Kelly.
"I'm a romantic guy," Kinnaman joked of his recent marriage to model and tattoo artist Cleo Wattenström, "So I took her to this magical place called SameDayMarriage.com on San Vincente...Boulevard in Los Angeles."
"We go in there and this woman behind the counter goes, 'Get married?'" Kinnaman said, affecting a thick Russian accent before answering in the affirmative.
"OK 435 dollars. quick, quick."
Another woman came out, Kinnaman explained, and affecting an even heavier Russian accent, he played her role as minister, "'Marriage. Rest of your life? Say yes.'"
After he agreed, she turned to Cleo and said, "'Marriage. You, too: Rest of the life?'"
When Wattenström agreed, the minister lightened up. "'Oh! You can kiss it!" the actor imitated. "'Marriage!'
Suicide Squad, which also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto, opens August 5.
NewspixGetty ImagesBindi Irwin, the daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, shared an adorable baby photo on Instagram on Sunday and paired it with a touching caption paying tribute to her father in honor of her 18th birthday.
"Our Dad, Mum's soulmate and a superhero for us all, passed away," the Dancing with the Stars champ wrote. "However, since this photo was taken, 18 years ago, one life ingredient has remained, unchanged, unbreakable. That is the unconditional love that is shared between my beautiful little family and the loyalty we have to each other and everyone else who has taken this journey with us."
Irwin added that she is "endlessly grateful" for her parents and the love that surrounds her.
Irwin was 8 when her father was killed by a stingray in a freak accident.
She followed up with a second post of a more recent picture and a note about her future as an adult.
"Being 18 and embarking upon my adult years, I can't predict what life will have in store for me. All I know is that I will try my very best to make a difference in this world with each moment that I'm given," she wrote.
Just a few days earlier, Irwin posted a similar throwback photo in honor of her mother's birthday.
Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in "Air Force One"; Columbia Pictures/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Somebody else doesn’t want Donald Trump using their music on the campaign trail.
Gail Katz, who produced the 1997 Harrison Ford blockbuster Air Force One, has written a letter to the GOP presidential nominee’s campaign, telling them to stop using the movie’s score at his campaign events – the most recent being Trump’s arrival via helicopter last week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH.
“At no point were the filmmakers contacted to ask for permission to use Jerry’s music for the Republican campaign,” the letter, posted on The Hollywood Reporter’s website, says in part.
“We sincerely hope that Donald Trump and the Republicans do not use the Air Force One score in the future,” the letter continues. “It is a misappropriation of the music and the good will of the film, and we want to make sure that it does not imply any endorsement of the Republican ticket by the filmmakers."
Leaving no doubt about her feelings toward candidate Trump, Katz ends the letter with, “The Trump campaign's misappropriation of songs and music over the repeated objections of authors and performers is just one more reason why on November 8 the American voters will send a clear message to Donald Trump -- ‘Stay off our plane’!”
Dwayne Johnson in “Ballers”; Jeff Daly/courtesy of HBO(LOS ANGELES) -- A Los Angeles judge on Monday granted a motion to dismiss a $200 million copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Mark Wahlberg and other defendants over the HBO series Ballers, Deadline reports.
Earlier this year, Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton filed a lawsuit that was amended from a previous complaint, alleging the premise of Ballers is ripped off from their own idea that they once pitched to Wahlberg and others.
The judge determined that the similarities between the two works did not rise to the standard of copyright infringement.
Ballers, whose second season began this month, is executive produced by Johnson and Wahlberg, and stars "The Rock" as a former football player who mentors other players as a financial adviser.
Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Safe to say Matt Damon isn't a fan of Donald Trump.
In an interview with ABC Radio, the star of the forthcoming Jason Bourne expressed his opinion that the Republican nominee is not fit to be president.
Damon's issue with Trump: his temperament. He says The Donald is still mad over an article in Spy magazine almost 30 years ago that said Trump has small hands -- and to this day Trump reportedly sends Spy magazine co-creator Graydon Carter pictures of his hands to try and prove they're not small.
"That temperament, somebody who would do that over the smallest slight, from some profile that was done 30 years ago, that temperament married to the power of the presidency is what scares me," Damon says.
L-R: Robby & Jordan; ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- JoJo Fletcher now has her choice of two men following Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette.
The lucky finalists are Jordan and Robby. Luke and Chase were both eliminated, with Chase's goodbye being particularly tense.
The episode began where last week's left off: with an emotional JoJo wondering what she was going to do after Luke surprised her by pulling her aside right before the rose ceremony to tell her he loves her.
JoJo collected herself just enough to hand out roses to Jordan, Robby and Chase, leaving a stunned Luke to take the walk to the limo.
JoJo explained to him that while their relationship had gotten better over time, she hadn't been sure where she stood with him. Luke lamented that they'll never know what they could have had.
JoJo sobbed as she said goodbye to him. "I'm gonna miss you," she told him.
"I miss you already," Luke replied.
After that difficult goodbye, JoJo left for Thailand, where she had one-on-one dates with the three remaining bachelors. First up was Robby, with whom she perused a floating market and shared kisses in the rain.
The topic of Robby's ex-girlfriend, and the rumor that he broke up with her so he could be on the show, came up again. He showed JoJo a note his dad gave him, in which he encouraged him to forget the negativity and stick to his plan. He told JoJo to keep the note in case she ever has doubts about his feelings for her.
In turn, JoJo extended Robby an invite to the fantasy suite, which he readily accepted.
For her second date, JoJo was joined by Jordan for a hiking adventure, during which they reached a temple inside a cave where kissing is not permitted.
JoJo pressed Jordan on their possible future together. After a back-and-forth that questioned his commitment to her, he assured her that he wants to be with her. He told her that he's a "better person" because of her.
That was the right answer, because it got him an invite to the fantasy suite.
JoJo's final date had her and Chase taking a boat ride to a secluded beach.
After their beach visit, and while Chase was out of the picture, Robby visited JoJo to reiterate his feelings for her.
Over dinner, Chase accepted an invite to the fantasy suite -- but he didn't get to spend the night with her. Later on, when he told JoJo he loves her, JoJo wasn't feeling the same way. "I'm having an overwhelming feeling of doubt," she told the camera.
She stepped out for a moment to collect her thoughts, then returned. "I don't know if I'm in the same place as you," she admitted.
Chase let loose, saying he put it all on the line and that he regretted saying he loves her. "You never gave it a chance," he added.
He tried to walk out on her, but JoJo wanted to continue the conversation. "None of this makes sense," he said, and once again he took off.
In the car ride he compared receiving a fantasy suite invite and then having it taken away to being kicked in the you-know-where.
He must have taken a U-turn, because he interrupted the ensuing rose ceremony -- not to beg for a second chance, but to tell JoJo he's not mad at her.
However, he concluded, "I do think you're wrong…my heart is still open for you."
Privately, JoJo cried and admitted she still has feelings for Chase. Nevertheless, she resumed the rose ceremony and gave roses to Jordan and Robby, saying she was excited to introduce them to her family.
On Tuesday night, ABC will air the "Men Tell All" special. We'll learn JoJo's choice next Monday night on the season finale of The Bachelorette.
Tibrina Hobson/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Ozzy Osbourne said his very public split from wife Sharon Osbourne earlier this year was just a "bump in the road" and the two are now "back on track again."
"Oh, she's back on track again," the Black Sabbath frontman, 67, said in an interview that aired Monday on ABC's Good Morning America. “You just, you make mistakes, and you learn by your mistakes, I think.”
After tabloid reports of turbulence in their 33-year marriage, Sharon announced on CBS' The Talk in May that she had kicked her husband out of their home.
"I'm 63 years of age and I can't keep living like this," she said on the show, which she co-hosts. "I don't know where I'm going, who I'm going with. And I just need time to think."
Now, two months later, Ozzy, who has three children with Sharon, put a different perspective on their marital troubles.
"No, it's just a bump in the road," he said. "Some days it's good, some days it's terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while. But you get back on the horse, you know."
Osbourne's son, Jack, who is married with two children of his own, defended the fact that marriage is not always perfect.
"As a married person myself, you know, marriage is not like, 'Hey, we're married. All is good,'" Jack told GMA. "I mean, it's just life."
The Osbourne father and son are hitting the road together for their new, offbeat travelogue reality series,Ozzy and Jack's World Detour, which airs Sundays on the History Channel.
ABC/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- She might not be the "biggest fish" in Hollywood, but that's just fine withKristen Bell. "Those big fish sometimes have a hard time," the Bad Moms star told CBS Sunday Morning. "I can still go to the grocery store."
Bell's focus remains her family not fame, the Frozen voiceover actress noted, sharing for the very first time pictures of her "tiny" wedding to actor Dax Shepard.
While some stars are more famous for their multimillion dollar weddings that are expensive as their marriages are short, Bell and her hubby had a simple, no-frills courthouse wedding in 2013 that remains one of the highlights of Bell's life.
"We got married in a tiny room in the Beverly Hills courthouse, and it was still one of the best days of my life," Bell explained, showing the couple's attire was equally understated: Shepard is wearing a black tuxedo with bow tie and Bell has on a simple black top and pants with a statement necklace.
Bell got emotional while talking about her actor husband and the father of their two young daughters.
"He's a wonderful father," she said, tearing up.
"He knows the value of things. He was an addict for many, many years and he pulled himself out of it, and he's been sober for 11 or 12 years now," Bell added. "And he knows how many times he's messed up and how many times he's been really closing to losing everything."
Bell also knows the value of family. The Bad Moms star, who has appeared with her husband in ads for Samsung Electronics and will star alongside him in a movie next year, doesn't take what she has for granted.
"I always think, if I'm on my deathbed, what am I gonna be thinking about? And it won't be some random movie I participated in, or some TV show. It will be my family," Bell said.