AMC's Better Call Saul will end at the end of its sixth season -- at least, that's what series star Giancarlo Esposito tells Collider. "It's tricky with [co-creator Vince Gilligan]" says Esposito, who plays meth dealer Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the series. "If you look at the Breaking Bad model, he said five years, five seasons, but [with the split final season] it was really five and six." Better Call Saul -- the Breaking Bad spinoff that serves as a prequel to the original show -- is currently in production on its fifth season.
Fans have speculated that Amy Schumer has given birth after the star posted a cryptic message about her pregnancy on social media. Amy took to Instagram on Monday to share a photo of Emily Oster’s parenting book Cribsheet, with the accompanying caption leading many to suspect the star is a new mom. “The book #expectingbetter by @profemilyoster got me through pregnancy. It is a fact and statistic based look at pregnancy,” the star wrote. “Her follow up book #cribsheet is about children from birth to preschool. I am so grateful for her work.” Fans soon picked up on the Trainwreck star’s suggestion that the book “got her through” her pregnancy, and were quick to question exactly what the statement was supposed to mean. “So you are through pregnancy?” wrote one fan, while another asked: “Did you have your bay bay?! (sic)” A number of users also remarked on the duration of Amy’s pregnancy, and joked about how long it seems to have gone on for.
HBO has ordered the comedy Avenue 5, from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, to series. Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future and is described by Variety as a "space tourism comedy... when the solar system is everyone's oyster." Hugh Laurie is starring in the show as Captain Ryan Clark, alongside Josh Gad, Zach Woods, and Nikki Amuka-Bird. Gad is playing Herman Judd, who's a billionaire and the face and name behind Avenue 5; Woods is playing Matt Spencer, who's the Head of Customer Relations for Avenue 5; and Amuka-Bird is in charge of the Avenue 5 mission control back on Earth.
A week after her “Today” co-anchor Hoda Kotb announced that she’d adopted a second daughter, Jenna Bush Hager revealed that she is pregnant with her third child. While Dylan Dreyer, Savannah Guthrie and Hager were discussing their Easter holidays on yesterday morning’s show, Hager teased the news. “[My kids] got something extra,” the Jenna said. “It’s pretty sweet but I don’t know if it’s sugary.” After co-anchor Craig Melvin guessed Hager’s pregnancy, she said, “Yes, I’m pregnant! I know! I’m only telling because [my daughters] Mila and Poppy found out in their Easter baskets.” Jenna and husband Henry Hager are already parents to daughters Mila, 6, and Poppy, 3.
The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29. Random House confirmed yesterday that "The Beautiful Ones" will combine Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his 2016 death, the 288-page book will include an introduction by New Yorker writer Dan Piepenbring, whom Prince had chosen as a collaborator. The memoir is an exclusive partnership with the Prince Estate. "'The Beautiful Ones' is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him," Random House announced. The book will span from Prince's childhood to his early years as a musician to the cusp of international stardom, using Prince's own writings, a scrapbook of his personal photos, and the original handwritten lyric sheets for many of his most iconic songs, which he kept at Paisley Park.
Ariana Grande was pelted with a piece of fruit during her headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Sunday night. In a video captured by a fan, Grande got hit in the chest with a lemon wedge while heading on the main stage to perform her song NASA in a wine- colored Michael Ngo outfit. She ran offstage and said: “What the f***? That's because one of y'all threw a lemon at me! S***.” Fans immediately suspected the culprit was a fan of Beyoncé due to her 2016 visual album Lemonade and a recent false report that Ariana was paid twice what Queen Bey was paid for her 2018 headlining set. “We're told the contracts for Grande and Beyoncé were structured exactly the same way,” a source has since clarified to The Blast.
Daniel Radcliffe is under no illusions that he’ll ever play James Bond. After completing the eight Harry Potter films which made him a household name, Daniel has mostly swapped Hollywood blockbusters for indie flicks and TV work. He’s also recently laid down his vocals for Playmobil: The Movie, where he voices super spy Rex Dasher. Talking on The Graham Norton Show, which airs in the U.K. on Friday night, Daniel says he often gets told by fans in the U.S. that he should be the next Bond, but it’s not a role he ever sees himself landing. “When people meet me in America and hear my English accent, they say, ‘You should play James Bond’. I know, and everyone here knows, I will never be James Bond, but playing a Bond-like Playmobil character felt much more likely!” he grinned.
Jimmy Kimmel and legendary TV show creator Norman Lear have tapped major Hollywood talent for upcoming live performances of classic episodes of All In The Family and its spin-off, The Jeffersons. Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" will feature Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei as his wife Edith and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper as their daughter, Gloria Stivik. Jamie Foxx will play George Jefferson, Wanda Sykes will play Weezie; Will Ferrell will play their neighbor Tom Willis, and Justina Machado will play Florence, their sassy maid. This 90-minute special airs live Wednesday, May 22, starting at 8 p.m. on ABC. The two sitcoms were anything but politically correct -- in an era that predated the term -- and managed to address hot-button issues like racism, divorce, interracial marriage, poverty, politics and even sexual assault. "They have said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the '70s and would not work today. We disagree with them and are here to prove, with two great casts depicting All in the Family and The Jeffersons, the timelessness of human nature," Lear said in a statement. "I cannot wait to see what these glorious performers make in our time of these indelible characters, and I couldn’t be more grateful for Jimmy Kimmel, Sony and ABC for their collective willingness to conceive and pursue this never-been-done-before event." Kimmel added, "The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is a testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear. To be a part of this is a dream come true for me and for everyone involved."
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. The Curse of La Llorona - $26.5 million
2. Shazam! - $17.3 million
3. Breakthrough - $11.1 million
4. Captain Marvel - $9.1 million
5. Little - $8.4 million
6. Dumbo - $6.8 million
7. Pet Sematary - $4.8 million
8. Missing Link - $4.3 million
9. Us - $4.2 million
10. Hellboy - $3.8 million
Netflix has announced that the first season of its upcoming television adaptation of fantasy saga The Witcher, will arrive in the fall. Superman star Henry Cavill is set to portray main character Geralt of Rivia in the series which is based on author Andrzej Sapkowski's best-selling series of novels. The Witcher was also previously adapted into a popular video game series from developer CD Projekt Red. Geralt is a hunter known as a Witcher who uses supernatural abilities to battle deadly monsters. The eight-episode series will follow Geralt as he comes into contact with a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dark secret.
Kelsey Grammer stepped out in London yesterday clutching a script with “Frasier” emblazoned across the front of it. The actor - who played Dr. Frasier Crane in the sitcom, and beforehand in Cheers - held the pages close to him as he made his way to rehearsals for Man Of La Mancha, the musical he will star in when it opens at the London Coliseum later this month. But the star seemed to have more than one project on his mind, clearly bringing the script along with him to work on in his breaks. The appearance of the script appears to not only confirm that the show is set for a comeback, but that at least one new episode has been written - the first since the series ended in 2004. Grammer all but confirmed that scripts were being written in an interview last month, hinting at the plot that's in the pipeline. Speaking to Metro, Grammer teased that the reboot would mirror the storyline that Frasier was based around when it first aired in 1993.
Nine years after her book deal was first announced, Demi Moore is ready to release a memoir her publisher calls "deeply candid and insightful." Moore's Inside Out is scheduled for Sept. 24, HarperCollins announced yesterday. According to the publisher, she will write openly about everything from her "tumultuous relationship" with her mother, from whom she was long estranged, to her three marriages, among them to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher. "Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Moore battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career, celebrity status, and raising a family," HarperCollins announced. The deal for her memoir, reportedly worth seven figures, was announced in 2010, when she and Kutcher were still together. Moore announced in 2011 that she was ending the marriage and they divorced two years later. HarperCollins, which originally set a publication date of 2012, declined comment on financial details or whether the breakup with Kutcher contributed to the book's delay.
Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner is taking a break from acting after completing the hit show to focus on her mental health. The 23 year old appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw’s Apple podcast, Phil in the Blanks, yesterday, and confessed she’s stepping back from the spotlight for a bit of me time. “I actually am still on my break,” she told Dr. Phil. “I took a break off of work to focus on my mental health because I thought it was important. So I’m still on that, and I’m just about to go into press for the final season of Game Of Thrones and a movie Dark Phoenix that I did. The latest X-Men (movie) is about to come out in June, so I’m getting ready for a big press tour for that.” And the actress, who plays Sansa Stark on TV, might extend her break if her dream of becoming a police officer takes off. “I want to do a lot of things, and not just in the film world,” she explained. “At the moment I have a real urge to go to a police academy and become a cop. I’m fascinated by crime and why people do things and the interrogation process, and how you can manipulate your words in order to get someone to confess, that interests me.” Sophie also has a big wedding to plan – she will become the third Jonas Brothers bride later this year when she exchanges vows with fiance Joe Jonas. The pop star proposed last year.
Martha Stewart’s brand isn’t worth what it used to be. Her homemaking empire, including her lines of home furnishings, kitchenware and other branded products, has been sold to Marquee Brands for $215 million — or $140 million less than what seller Sequential Brands Group paid for it in 2015. Sequential — which also owns brands such as Jessica Simpson, Ellen Tracy and Gaiam — had been looking to unload Stewart’s brands since last fall because of the skyrocketing costs of her perks and pay. “She belongs in a privately held company,” because of her “compensation and entourage,” said a source with knowledge of the partnership. A source close to the situation likewise said Sequential took the painful markdown on Stewart’s brand “rather than waiting several years at the risk of her age.” The deal — which also includes the Emeril Lagasse brands, valued at about $10 million, according to a source — totals $175 million, plus as much as $40 million in potential profits for Sequential depending on the future performance of the brands over the next three years.
Chris Hemsworth has ticked one movie dream off his bucket list by filming an appearance for the long-awaited Jay And Silent Bob sequel. The Avengers star took to Instagram over the weekend to share a series of photos of himself and actor/director Kevin Smith messing around. “The man, the myth, the legend. The one and only @thatkevinsmith !!!” Chris captioned the snaps. “Stoked to be a part of his next film Jay And Silent Bob Reboot. What a pleasure it was hanging out mate.” Production on Jay And Silent Bob Reboot wrapped last week. The film reunites Smith with his original co-star Jason Mewes, who plays Jay to his Silent Bob character, 24 years after the two titular characters made their debuts in 1994 movie Clerks.
Billionaire François-Henri Pinault and his family have pledged to donate €100 million (or approx. U.S. $113 million) to rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, following its devastating fire. "My father [François Pinault] and I have decided to release as of now from the funds of Artemis a sum of 100 million euros to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre Dame," François-Henri wrote in a statement. François-Henri is the chairman and CEO of Kering, an international luxury group which owns brands like Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent. He's married to actress Salma Hayek, who also shared her own sympathies after the heartbreaking damage to the historic landmark. "As many others I'm in deep shock and sadness to witness the beauty of Notre-Dame turn into smoke," she wrote in a caption on Instagram. "I love you Paris."
Russell Crowe’s skin has been damaged from the prosthetics he wore to transform into disgraced TV boss Roger Ailes. Crowe portrays the former chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News in the upcoming TV show The Loudest Voice, with the drama focusing on Ailes’ resignation from the company in 2016 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, and his death at the age of 77 in 2017. For the part, Crowe was required to wear dramatic prosthetics and heavy make-up, but yesterday, he admitted in an Instagram post that the process was very challenging. “The Actor endures … 5 months of prosthetics. 2 make up applications to go… Skin care = discipline,” he captioned a close-up snap of very red skin around his eyelids and nose. “From an actor’s perspective a character like Roger Ailes is a gift… but the physical and mental battle has been intense. The glow some see on my skin is actually damage.” The Loudest Voice, based on Gabriel Sherman’s book The Loudest Voice in the Room, is set to premiere in the U.S. on June 30 on the Showtime network.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has put his California lake house up for sale at $1.4 million, just a month after he revealed he was diagnosed with cancer. His hideaway overlooks Lake Nacimiento in Paso Robles, which is about two hours away from Santa Maria. The 2,595 sq ft vacation home that was built in 2000 has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sits on 30 acres of land.
At Star Wars Celebration, a fan event in Chicago, the name of the ninth Star Wars movie was finally revealed: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Following a Stephen Colbert-hosted Q&A panel with director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and the film's cast -- including Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaacs, John Boyega, and Billy Dee Williams -- the movie's title was unveiled along with the first teaser trailer. The trailer opens on a desert planet, with Ridley's Rey facing off against a TIE Interceptor like a matador, armed only with her lightsaber. As it approaches, we hear Luke Skywalker's voice reaching out to her. "We've passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight." Shots of Kylo Ren repairing his helmet follow, and then we see Rey's friends Poe, Finn, Chewbacca, and the droids C-3PO and BB-8, united on a mission together. A couple of original Star Wars trilogy cast members are seen also: Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian is once again blasting through hyperspace in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia hugs Rey warmly. Unused footage shot of the actress in Episode VII was used to give Fisher a presence in this film. As Poe, Finn, Chewie and the droids approach the wreckage of the Death Star, we hear Luke say, "No one is really gone." That's followed by the haunting laughter of Emperor Palpatine, who was supposed to have been killed at the climax of Return of the Jedi. In fact, Ian McDiarmid, who played the character, was the last to take the stage after the trailer ended. Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker opens December 20 from Lucasfilm.
Following years of divorce proceedings, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have legally restored their legally single statuses. The couple separated more than two years ago and filed a bifurcated judgment on Friday declaring them legally single. Jolie and Pitt still have to negotiate the rest of the terms of their divorce, including any potential financial settlements and custodial arrangements for their six children.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Shazam! - $25.1 million
2. Little - $15.4 million
3. Hellboy - $12 million
4. Pet Sematary - $10 million
5. Dumbo - $9.1 million
6. Captain Marvel - $8.6 million
7. Us - $6.9 million
8. After - $6.2 million
9. Missing Link - $5.8 million
10. The Best of Enemies - $2 million
Lori Loughlin rejected a plea deal in the college admissions cheating scandal because she never viewed her actions as illegal and felt that she was doing what any parent would do to promote their child's success, a source close to the actress claims. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are facing up to 40 years in prison for allegedly paying $500,000 to get her daughters into USC. Some sources have claimed that they turned down a plea deal which would have drastically reduced their sentences because they thought prosecutors were bluffing when they said they could end up behind bars. One insider, however, says Loughlin is still coming to terms with the reality of her situation. “It’s just taking some time for it to sink in that what she was allegedly doing could be considered illegal,” the source told People. “To her, it wasn’t egregious behavior. Was it entitled and perhaps selfish? Perhaps. But she didn’t see it as being a legal violation.” The source added: “From the beginning, she didn’t want to take a deal, because she felt that she hadn’t done anything that any mom wouldn’t have done, if they had the means to do so. So this wasn’t her being obstinate; this was her truly not understanding the seriousness of the allegations.”
“The Simpsons” will have a new streaming home when Disney+ launches in the fall. Disney announced yesterday that the long-running Fox animated comedy will be exclusively available on streaming as part of the service’s library. Disney+ is set to launch on Nov. 12 at a $6.99/month price point. At launch it will boast a number of Disney-owned titles including properties, like “The Simpsons,” which it acquired as part of its merger with 21st Century Fox earlier this year.
Justin Bieber told fans last month that he'd be taking a break from his music career so he could fix "some of the deep-rooted issues that I have...so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be.” He’s now planning to release a new single. TMZ reports that Justin is planning to drop a collaborative track with Lil Dicky next week. It'll be his first release since "No Brainer," the hit collab he released last summer with DJ Khaled, Quavo and Chance the Rapper. On Tuesday, Justin retweeted a post from Lil Dicky that reads "New song and video next week." He didn't say he would be on the track, but TMZ claims sources have told them he is. Justin hasn't released a solo single since 2016's "Company" -- all his subsequent releases have been collaborations with the likes of DJ Snake, Post Malone, Luis Fonsi, David Guetta, Bloodpop, DJ Khaled and Poo Bear.
“Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon will play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a Hulu limited series called “The Dropout.” McKinnon will star and executive produce the project, which is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. It details the rise and fall of Holmes and her company, the biotech startup Theranos. “The Dropout” tells the story of how Holmes raised hundreds of millions to fund Theranos and became a media darling, while hiding the fact that her touted blood-testing machine didn’t really work. Holmes’ story was also the subject of Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary, “The Inventor,” which premiered in March.