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Netflix Cancels Hilary Swank Series ‘Away’ After One Season

Netflix has canceled its Hilary Swank-starring drama Away after just one season. The cancellation news comes just six weeks after the series debuted on September 4.

Away starred Swank as Commander Emma Green, an American astronaut who is selected to lead an international crew with members from China, Russia, India, and the U.K. on the first mission to Mars. The mission set to last three years, Emma must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband and teenage daughter when they need her the most. The series also starred Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, Vivian Wu, Ray Panthaki, Josh Charles, and Talitha Eliana Bateman. 

Netflix has not given an explanation for its decision not to renew the series, which debuted with much success. The series spent much of September ranked among the streamer’s top 10 series, and even held the No. 1 spot for several days after its release

The first and only 10-episode season of Away is available for streaming on Netflix. 

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Watch the New Trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

Disney has debuted a brand new trailer for Season 2 of The Mandalorian which will start streaming on Disney+ October 30. 

Eight new episodes of The Mandalorian will air weekly through November and into December, with the season finale expected to air December 18. Details of Season 2 are still a mystery, but viewers should expect to see Gideon, now equipped with the mysterious Darksaber, still on his relentless pursuit of Mando. 

Returning to the cast is Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Karga, and Giancarlo Esposito as the Darksaber-wielding Moff Gideon. 

 Check out the official trailer for The Mandalorian Season 2 here.

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Bette Midler Shares First Look From ‘Hocus Pocus’ Reunion With Sarah Jessica Parker And Kathy Najimy

Bette Midler shared a first-look teaser from rehearsal with her “Hocus Pocus” co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who are preparing to reunite for a Halloween virtual event on Oct. 30, 2020.

The 74-year-old Midler captioned the pic, that shows the trio rehearsing in full costume in front of a green screen, “Your 3 fav witches – @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME – are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET.  The virtual event is titled “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” and promises to be one of the “hottest pandemic-safe Halloween events of the year.” Virtual event tickets are priced at $10, and will benefit NYRP, an organization that Midler began back in 1995 to help preserve open green spaces in New York City.

“Hocus Pocus” was released in1993. It follows a comedic trio of witches who are accidentally resurrected by a teenager in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween. The film received mixed reviews from critics at the time, but was rediscovered by audiences who made it the cult classic that it is today.

Bette Midler Teases Hocus Pocus Reunion with Cast Photo: ‘Best Thing to Happen to Halloween’

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Actor Jeff Bridges Reveals He’s Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges revealed on Twitter Monday night that he’d been diagnosed with lymphoma. The 70-year-old actor said his doctors say his “prognosis is good” and will start treatment.

Bridges tweeted, “As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light. I have been diagnosed with lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors, and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.” Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting network.

Bridges thanked everyone for their love and support and reminded them to vote, saying, “I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends,” Bridges added. “Thank you for your prayers, and well wishes. And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. Vote.org. Love, Jeff.”

Jeff Bridges, 70, Reveals Lymphoma Diagnosis: It’s A ‘Serious Disease’ But My ‘Prognosis Is Good’

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Lady Gaga To Play Ex-Wife Of Maurizio Gucci In Ridley Scott Film ‘Gucci’

Lady Gaga will be back on the big screen after landing the leading role in Ridley Scott’s new film, Gucci. Gaga will star alongside Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Adam Driver and Jared Leto as Patrizia Reggiani, an Italian socialite and ex-wife of Mauricio Gucci, who was convicted of organizing his assassination. 

Reggiani and Gucci had two daughters together, Allegra and Alessandra, before Gucci left Reggiani for a younger woman in 1985 after 12 years of marriage. They were officially divorced by 1991. In March 1995, Maurizio Gucci was murdered and almost two years later in 1997, Reggiani was arrested for arranging the killing and was subsequently charged and sentenced to 29 years.

The film adaption of Gucci, written by Roberto Bentivegna, is based on the the book, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden.

Gucci will begin filming March, 2021 in Italy, and is currently set for a November, 2021 release.

Lady Gaga’s ‘Gucci’ Movie to Begin Filming in Italy in March!

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Stars Of “Designing Women” Reunite For Virtual Table Read For Charity

The characters from the classic sitcom Designing Women reunited for a table read for charity nearly three decades since the finale of the show.

Former series stars and celebrity superfans helped raise money for Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, and World Central Kitchen’s COVID-19 relief efforts to get fresh, nourishing meals to responders working on the frontlines and vulnerable communities across the country.

Returning stars who are reprised their roles included Jean Smart (Charlene Frazier-Stillfield), Annie Potts (Mary Jo Shively), and Scott Bakula (Ted Shively).  Sheryl Lee Ralph previously starred in the series in the role of Etienne Toussaint Bouvier, but played the character Mrs. Sundemeyer this time around. They were joined by Wendi McLendon-Covey as Suzanne Sugarbaker (originally played by Delta Burke), Kyra Sedgwick as Julia Sugarbaker (originally played by Dixie Carter), and Leslie Jordan as Ray Don Simpson (originally played by Arlen Dean Snyder). 

The video for the Designing Women table read can be found on YouTube.

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Mad Max Spin-Off ‘Furiosa’ To Star Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth And Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Casting news has been announced for the upcoming “Mad Max” sequel which focuses on the character of Furiosa, who was portrayed by actress Charlize Theron in 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road”. Theron will not reprise the role for the new flick, and will instead be played by “Glass” star Anya Taylor-Joy. Taylor-Joy who will portray a younger version of Furiosa in the spin-off. Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will also star in the movie.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” was a box office smash in 2015, and went on to win six Oscars out of its 10 nominations. Currently, there is no word on when production will begin on Furiosa, and no release date has been set.

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Adele Set To Make Debut As Host Of “Saturday Night Night Live” This Weekend

Adele announced over the weekend that she is set to host next week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, on Oct. 24. “Bloooooody hellllll I’m so excited about this!!” Adele wrote on Instagram on Sunday“And also absolutely terrified! My first ever hosting gig and for SNL of all things!!!! I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right. But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020, right?”

Adele will be joined by musical guest H.E.R. on the show. “I love her SO much, I can’t wait to melt into a flaming hot mess when she performs, then confuse myself while I laugh my arse off in between it all,” Adele wrote.

Adele last appeared on SNL in 2015, when she was promoting her album 25. She was previously on he show in 2008, to promote her debut 19.

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‘Last Man Standing’ Will End After Season 9 On Fox

Fox has announced that Last Man Standing will end after Season 9. The final season of the sitcom will begin airing in January.

In a statement, series star Tim Allen said, “I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of Last Man Standing. I so appreciate the incredible support from our fans over this near decade of work. As we approach the ninth season, I just admire and feel grateful for all the hard work our wonderful cast and crew have done. We had all considered to end the show after last season, but together with Fox, we decided to add a year so we could produce a full season to create the gentle and fun goodbye. I’m looking forward to a memorable and hilarious final season.”

Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said on behalf of the network, “It has been an honor to be home for Tim Allen and Last Man Standing. Millions of families have long enjoyed the show because, perhaps, they see themselves in the Baxters. The loyal affection they’ve shown proves just how much this series has meant to them. On behalf of everyone at Fox, a big, big thank you to Last Man Standing’s brilliant cast, led by Tim, Nancy and Hector, as well as its writers and crew, headed by showrunner Kevin Abbott. We’ll be rooting them on throughout the season as they conclude what has been an impressive run.”

 Last Man Standing previously aired on ABC, but was cancelled in 2017. Fox picked it up for a seventh season and has aired the hit sitcom ever since.

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Joaquin Phoenix Reuniting With ‘Gladiator’ Director Ridley Scott for Napoleon Biopic

Joaquin Phoenix and director Ridley Scott are teaming up for the film Kitbag, a movie about French military leader Napoleon.

Phoenix will play Napoleon, with the film reportedly giving viewers an “original and personal” look at Napoleon through his relationship with Josephine, his wife and arguable “true love” of sorts. No official start dates have been announced, but it is believed that Scott will begin production of Kitbag immediately after wrapping Gucci, the Lady Gaga-featuring drama that’s currently set to shoot in in Italy in March. Scott wrapped work on The Last Duel with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon earlier this week.

Joaquin Phoenix to Play Napoleon in New Ridley Scott Film Kitbag

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