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Kim Cattrall returning for cameo in Season 2 of ‘And Just Like That…’

Samantha Jones is back. Kim Cattrall will be reprising her role as Samantha Jones for the Season 2 finale of Max’s ‘And Just Like That…’, the revival of HBO’s hit sitcom, Sex and the City. Max confirmed the news on social media, retweeting an article from the New York Post with the caption: “Secret’s out…”

Cattrall starred as publicist Samantha Jones for six seasons on the HBO series — alongside Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes and Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt. She also reprised the character for two subsequent films.  Cattrall’s return comes as a surprise since she has repeatedly said that she would never return to the series, due in part to her very public feud with former Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker. In May 2022, Cattrall spoke with Variety about leaving behind the character of Samantha Jones, saying: “It’s a great wisdom to know when enough is enough… I also didn’t want to compromise what the show was to me.”

Cattrall is set to make a cameo appearance in the cliffhanger finale for the second season of  ‘And Just Like That…’ Variety reported that Cattrall reportedly shot only one scene for the episode, filming it in one day back in March. The new season of the spinoff series will also feature John Corbett’s anticipated return as Aidan; and showrunner Michael Patrick King confirmed that Candice Bergen, who played Carrie Bradshaw’s Vogue editor, Enid Frick, on SATC and in the first of the franchise’s films, is officially reprising her role in the new season as well.

Season 2 of ‘And Just Like That…’ officially debuts on Max on June 22.

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HBO shares trailer for ‘The Idol’ with The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp

HBO has shared the trailer for the HBO Original drama series The Idol, co-created by Sam Levinson and starring Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp. The series debuts Sunday, June 4th at 9 pm ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on Max. The series also stars Dan Levy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son, and Hank Azaria.

A series synopsis reads: “After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?”

Take a look at ‘The Idol” trailer – here.

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Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Lana Del Ray and more set for Glastonbury Festival 2023

The 2023 Glastonbury Festival will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 – Sunday, June 25, 2023.  The five-day festival just announced a star-studded lineup including Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Lizzo, Guns N’ Roses, LIL NAS X, Lana Del Ray, Rick Astley, and more.

A message on the festival’s website said: “We’ve just unveiled the full Glastonbury 2023 line-up featuring over 3,000 performances across dozens of stages at this year’s Festival (and there are still a few more stages to come).”

In addition, the Chemical Brothers, Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, Texas, Skepta, Caroline Polachek and Digga D were recently added to the Glastonbury Festival lineup.

For the full lineup for 2023 Glastonbury, head here.

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Halestorm enlists Ashley McBryde for new version of “Terrible Things”

Halestorm’s lead singer Lzzy Hale enlisted Ashley McBryde for a reimagined version of the band’s track, “Terrible Things,” which appears on the group’s 2022 fifth studio album, Back from the Dead.

Lzzy Hale said of the new version of “Terrible Things” – “To elevate the heart of this track, we asked the baddest woman in Nashville, Ashley McBryde, to lend her incredible voice. ‘Terrible Things (ft. Ashley McBryde)’ ❤️‍🔥 This is a song about hope and forgiveness of oneself. To elevate the heart of this track we asked the baddest woman in Nashville, @ashleymcbryde, to lend her incredible voice. Listen loud! I’m so in awe of her power and am so grateful to have her join us! I know the message will resonate and inspire you. We are imperfect beings, capable of so much evil. But I will not lose faith because in my dreams I believe we are not these ‘Terrible Things.’”

The pair also released a music video for “Terrible Things”, featuring both Hale and McBryde meeting up in an urban setting. Directed by Dustin Haney, the video also features a storyline of a lost and troubled woman who has no one to turn to for help.

Watch Halestorm and Ashley McBryde’s “Terrible Things” music video – here.

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Actor Danny Materson found guilty on two counts of rape

Actor Danny Masterson was convicted on Wednesday on two counts of rape during his retrial in Los Angeles. The Associated Press reported that the seven-woman, five-man jury deadlocked on the third count after deliberating for over a week. The actor has been free on bail since his June 2020 arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division.

Wednesday’s verdict was delivered nearly six months after Masterson’s first trial ended with a mistrial, with jurors leaning towards acquitting the now 47-year-old star of “That ’70s Show”. Masterson was accused of raping three women he met through the Church of Scientology (to which Masterson still belongs) – identified at trial as Jane Doe #1, Jane Doe #2 and Jane Doe #3 — at his Hollywood Hills home from 2001 to 2003. He faced up to 45 years in prison if he was convicted on all three counts.

Masterson has denied all the allegations leveled against him by the women. Masterson never took the stand in either the first trial or retrial, and his defense attorneys declined to call any witnesses. The actor also denies assaulting a fourth woman, identified as Jane Doe #4, who told the court during his first trial he had raped her; Masterson has not been criminally charged with raping her. Both of Masterson’s trials have focused on the Church of Scientology, which Masterson’s accusers all said tried to cover up the allegations against the actor. The judge again allowed witnesses to testify how they were pressured by church officials not to talk to police about the rape allegations. Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw has denied the allegations, saying that church doctrine requires members to “abide by all the laws of the land.”

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Foo Fighters share short film for ‘The Teacher’

Foo Fighters are sharing the short film set to their latest track, “The Teacher,” released in advance of the band’s 11th album, But Here We Are, out June 2nd.

The group recently unveiled Josh Freese as the band’s touring drummer, following the unexpected passing of Taylor Hawkins last year. The band shared the news during their global livestream, Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts, on May 21st, and confirmed that frontman Dave Grohl played drums for the new album.

Foo Fighters are also currently on tour, and just performed at the opening of The Atlantis in Washington, DC on Tuesday.

Check out the short film for “The Teacher” – here.

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Guns N’ Roses announce supporting acts, add dates on 2023 World Tour

Guns N’ Roses has announced the supporting acts for the North American leg of their 2023 Global Tour, including Carrie Underwood, The Pretenders, Alice In Chains, The Warning, and Dirty Honey on select dates. Additionally, the band has added a show at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Friday, August 18th and Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday, October 14th.

Guns N’ Roses’ World Tour will launch next week on June 5th in Tel Aviv, Israel at Park Hayarkon and will continue across Europe through July 22nd, wrapping in Athens, Greece. GNR then head to North America, kicking-off on Saturday, August 5th in Moncton, NB at Medavie Blue Cross Stadium, and making stops at Fenway Park in Boston on August 21st and Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 24th before concluding in Vancouver, BC at BC Place on Monday, October 16th.

Tickets for the new Pittsburgh date as well as the new Seattle date will be available starting Friday, June 9th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

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Selena Gomez to launch two new series with Food Network

Food Network announced in a press release that Selena Gomez will launch two new series at network. The singer/actress stars with Steve Martin and Martin Short on the popular Hulu series Only Murders in the Building.

The 30-year-old Gomez is developing two new projects, including a celebration-focused series for the holidays. She will launch a second series in 2024 that will see her meet up “with some of the best chefs in the country in a quest to cook their most popular dishes when she visits their kitchens.”

Warner Bros. Discovery chairman Kathleen Finch said in a statement: “The holidays are always huge for Food Network, reaching nearly 60M P2+ viewers, and having Selena kicking off the nearly 100 hours of new and returning holiday programming will certainly make this coming season one to celebrate.” Gomez previously collaborated with Warner Bros. Discovery on the cooking series Selena + Chef for Max, (formerly known as HBO Max).

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LL Cool J to recur as Sam Hanna on ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J will reprise his role of Sam Hanna on Season 3 of NCIS: Hawai’i. The actor tweeted along with a photo of him with his new co-star Vanessa Lachey: “Let’s do this!!!”  The cast of Hawai’i also includes Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Yasmine Al-Bustami and Jason Antoon.

LL Cool J had a cameo in the Season 2 finale NCIS: Hawai’i on CBS. Executive producers Matt Bosack, Jan Nash and Christopher Silber said in a joint statement: “All of us at NCIS: Hawai’i have been huge fans of LL Cool J for years and couldn’t be more thrilled or honored to be adding his spectacular talent to our ohana for Season 3” 

NCIS: Los Angeles wrapped up its 14-season run this year; CBS announced in January that it was not renewing the series for a 15th season.  Los Angeles starred Chris O’Donnell, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille and Gerald McRaney.

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Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale shares her experience with anxiety and impostor syndrome

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Sound Mind addressed the topic in the new installment of its signature series, ‘Unmasked.’  Unmasked offers a series of short-form video portraits exploring mental health issues through the lens of music’s biggest stars, spanning genres like hip-hop, rock, and pop. Each artist opens up about their personal experiences with a diverse array of mental health issues such as substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and more.

On the latest episode, Halestorm’s lead singer Lzzy Hale details her experience with anxiety and impostor syndrome. Hale, who co-founded Halestorm in her teens, has become an advocate for women and mental health in recent years. Hale is a member of the GRAMMY® Mental Health Panel.  Said Lzzy:  “Even though we’ve come a long way in the past few generations to break the stigma that has long shadowed mental health, there are still so many of us having a hard time finding a safe space. Personally, I have suffered from depression — feeling like I’m trapped at the bottom of a well watching the world above go by without me — as well as paralyzing anxiety and impostor syndrome. These are battles I still fight daily, and by being honest and vulnerable about my own struggles, I want to give others hope. You are not alone.”

Check out the Lzzy Hale in the latest episode of Unmaskedhere.

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