Lori Loughlin to return to acting for the first time since college admissions scandal


Lori Loughlin is retuning to the acting world nearly two and a half years since the college admissions scandal. In 2019, the actress and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to secure their two daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli, spots at the University of Southern California as crew recruits – though neither played the sport. The couple pleaded guilty, and Loughlin spent two months in California’s Victorville Federal Correctional Institution for conspiracy charges; her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five month in prison.

The 57-year-old actress will guest star on Season 2 of the “When Calls the Heart” spinoff “When Hope Calls”.  Loughlin will reprise her original role from the series, Abigail Stanton, and will appear in the two-part season premiere, which will air exclusively on GAC Family on Saturday, December 18. After the controversy surrounding Loughlin made headlines in 2019, “When Calls The Heart” wrote her character off, explaining that Abigail Stanton decided to travel from their Canada hometown to the East Coast with her son Cody to care for her ill mother.

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Netflix shares teaser trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4


Netflix has debuted the latest teaser for Stranger Things Season 4. The first teaser revealed Hopper’s (David Harbour) return, the second one focused on Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) past and the third teased its release date, the newest video confirms a location fans have long speculated about: the Creel House.

Producer and director Shawn Levy said that fans can expect “a season that is wildly more epic than the first three,” which has only been hinted at in the teasers, adding that the long-awaited episodes will be “worth the wait.”

Stranger Things 4 will premiere in 2022 on Netflix. Seasons 1-3 are now streaming.

Welcome to the Creel House! ‘Stranger Things’ Drops New Look at Season 4


Judge suspends Britney Spears’ father Jamie as conservator of her estate after 13 years


A judge on Wednesday suspended Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, from the conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny agreed with a petition from Spears and her attorney, Mathew Rosengart, that James “Jamie” Spears needs to give up his role as conservator. The move is a major victory for Ms. Spears, who pleaded during hearings held in June and July that her father needed to be removed as conservator. After hearing arguments from both sides, judge Penny said: “The current situation is untenable. It reflects a toxic environment which requires the suspension of James Spears.”

James Spears sought the conservatorship in 2008 and had been its primary controller; however, he reversed course in recent weeks, asking the judge to end the conservatorship. Britney Spears and her attorney Rosengart emphasized in court papers the importance of removing her father, calling it a necessary first step toward her freedom.  Jodi Montgomery, a court-appointed professional, now acts as conservator of Britney Spears’ person, and Rosengart said in court documents that Montgomery also consents to ending the conservatorship so long as it can be done safely and smoothly. The conservatorship was established in 2008 when Britney Spears’ began to have public mental struggles as the press and paparazzi aggressively followed her.

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Eminem shares teaser for his song on the soundtrack for ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’


Eminem has shared a teaser trailer for his song included on the soundtrack for the upcoming film Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Eminem also appeared on the soundtrack to the first installation of Venom, sharing a track of the same name in 2018.

In an 18-second video clip shared on social media, Eminem shared a piece of audio from the song. The trailer also revealed that the song will feature Eminem’s longtime collaborator Skylar Grey in a lineup that also includes Polo G and Mozzy. The track on the Venom soundtrack will mark Eminem’s first new music since May, when he shared the remix for his single “Killer” featuring Jack Harlow and Cordae.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage arrives in theaters on Thursday, September 30.

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Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black and more to star in Super Mario Bros. animated film


Illumination Studios and Nintendo announced that a Super Mario Bros. animated film is on the way, with a star-studded cast including Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike and surprise cameos from Charles Martinet.

The film, based on the world of Super Mario Bros., will be directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, who previously collaborated on the animated series Teen Titans Go! and the film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.  Chris Meledandri of Illumination and Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo will be producing.  Said Meledandri: “Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honored to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto and the widely imaginative team at Nintendo to bring these characters to life in an animated movie, unlike any film Illumination has made to date.”

The film will be released worldwide during the 2022 holiday season, with Universal Pictures releasing the film in North America on Dec. 21, 2022.

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Take your first look at Sandra Bullock as an ex-con in the Netflix thriller ‘The Unforgivable’


Streaming service Netflix released a first look image of Sandra Bullock in character for the upcoming thriller The Unforgivable

Bullock plays ex-convict Ruth Slater in the film, described as “someone who has been incarcerated for 20 years for a pretty heinous crime [and] gets out.”  In the film, Slater is released from prison for a crime no one is willing to look past. With nowhere else to go, Ruth is forced to find redemption in her estranged younger sister, whom she was forced to leave behind when things went south.

The Unforgivable, directed by Nora Fingscheidt, also stars Viola Davis, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Aisling Franciosi, and Rob Morgan. Bullock produced the film alongside Graham King and Veronica Ferres, which will arrive in select theaters on November 24, before premiering worldwide on Netflix on December 10.

Sandra Bullock Goes Makeup-Free In Chilling 1st Look At Her Next Netflix Thriller ’The Unforgivable’

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Eminem set to open ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’ restaurant in Detroit


Eminem is preparing to open ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’ restaurant, inspired by the lines in his 2002 hit “Lose Yourself”: “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy,” he raps in the first verse. “There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.”

The Detroit native will open the Mom’s Spaghetti diner in Downtown Detroit, offering dishes like the s’ghetti sandwich and, of course, spaghetti and meatballs. Patrons can also shop at “The Trailer”, an attached retail spot filled with Eminem merchandise. Commercials for the new restaurant began airing on Detroit TV stations last week, with the 30-second spot provides a glimpse of the new eatery, with Eminem holding the fare while standing over the Detroit skyline. You can check the commercial out here.

Mom’s Spaghetti opens at 5 p.m. local time on Sept. 29. It’s located at 2131 Woodward Avenue, between the Fillmore and the Union Assembly.

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BTS announce four in-person shows at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles


BTS just announced four in-person shows at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The mini-tour — called “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage” — is scheduled for Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 1-2. The bands announcement comes shortly after the official cancelation of BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul’ tour. The North American leg of that tour, initially scheduled for March 2020, had been postponed last year but was anticipated to resume with rescheduled dates this year.

Tickets for new concert dates go on sale at 3 p.m. Oct. 9th. There will be four waves of presales, starting with fans who previously bought tickets for the canceled Map of the Soul tour. These individuals will receive an email invitation and access code on Tuesday, and have first dibs to the 3 p.m. ticket sales on Oct. 5 (VIP) and 6 (regular). Ticket holders who did not buy tickets for last year’s canceled tour can participate in the next presale opportunity at 3 p.m. Oct. 7. Eligibility hinges on having a BTS Global Official Fanclub Army Membership, available for purchase at usbtsarmy.com/tutorials/bts-global-official-fanclub.

For details on all presale options, visit blog.ticketmaster.com/bts-2021.

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Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming ‘The Problem With Jon Stewart’ on Apple TV+


The trailer for Jon Stewart’s upcoming current affairs series, “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” has been released.  The series premieres September 30 on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/jonstewart

“The Problem With Jon Stewart” is a single-issue series that “takes a ‘deep dive’ into topics that are part of the national conversation. The series explores “complex topics through the differing perspectives of stakeholders, experts and individuals confronting these challenges.”  The companion series podcast will expand upon the conversation from each episode, featuring staff members from across the show who will have conversations with activists in the space.

Take a look at the trailer for “The Problem With Jon Stewart” – here.

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R. Kelly found guilty on all charges of racketeering in sex trafficking case


R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday of racketeering in his sex trafficking trial. Kelly was found guilty of charges including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking involving five victims. He faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison.

Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York successfully proved to a jury of seven men and five women that Kelly was a predator and the head of a criminal enterprise, whose purpose was to lure girls, boys and women to the R&B singer for his sexual gratification. Prosecutors portrayed Kelly as a predator who over a quarter-century subjected his victims to violent physical and sexual abuse, some of which he recorded.

In addition to awaiting sentencing on the case in NY, Kelly will face a second federal trial on charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice in Illinois. Some of those accusations are related to a 2008 child pornography trial in Chicago, in which he was acquitted of all charges. Kelly also faces outstanding criminal charges in both Cook County, Ill., where he was indicted by the state attorney in Feb. 2019 for aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims (three of them minors), and in Minnesota, where Mr. Kelly was charged in Aug. 2019 with engaging in prostitution with a minor.

Sentencing in New York is scheduled for May 4.

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