Carol Burnett joins Season 6 of the AMC series ‘Better Call Saul’


Legendary actress and comedian Carol Burnett has joined the cast of ‘Better Call Saul’ for its sixth and final season.

AMC said in a press release Monday that Burnett, 89, will play the character Marion. She joins previously announced guest stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who will reprise their Breaking Bad roles of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Said Burnett: “I’m thrilled to be a part of my favorite show.” 

Better Call Saul is a prequel spinoff of Breaking Bad, which had a five-season run on AMC from 2008 to 2013. The shows final episodes will conclude the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Tony Dalton and Giancarlo Esposito also star.

Season 6 will resume July 11 at 9 p.m. EDT on AMC and AMC+. The series finale will be released Aug. 15.

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Hayley Kiyoko releases “Deep In The Woods” from her upcoming sophomore album PANORAMA


Hayley Kiyoko has dropped her new single, “Deep In The Woods” from her upcoming sophomore album, PANORAMA, set for release on July 29.

“Deep In The Woods” is the follow-up to the release of PANORAMA’s lead single, “For The Girls.” The visualizer for Deep In The Woods takes viewers on a trip through the woods with Kiyoko.  Kiyoko shared about “Deep in the Woods” in a press release: “‘Deep In The Woods’ is a song that captures the feeling of instant connection, as if you’ve known someone forever even though you’ve only just met. It feels as if your entire being is haunted by their presence wherever you go. It’s that instantaneous moment of knowing you are willing to do anything to be with the one you love.”

Kiyoko will be joining Lauv on his All 4 Nothing tour. The U.S. tour begins Aug. 11.  Click here for tickets and more information.

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Drake earns his 11th No. 1 album with ‘Honestly, Nevermind’


Drake has scored his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with his seventh studio album, ‘Honestly, Nevermind’, earning 204,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release – 11,000 of those being pure album sales. The 14-track LP also scored the fourth-largest streaming week (250.23 million streams) for an album in 2022.  Drake has now moved past Kanye West and Eminem to tie Bruce Springsteen and Barbara Streisand for the third-most No. 1s in the history of the Billboard 200, trailing only the Beatles (19) and Jay-Z (14).

Honestly, Nevermind dropped on June 17,  featuring 14 tracks with production by Gordo, Black Coffee, Kid Masterpiece, Noah “40” Shebib, and more. The only credited guest artist was 21 Savage, who assisted “Jimmy Cooks.” Other tracks include “Falling Back,” “Tie That Binds,” “Calling My Name,” “Flight’s Booked,” and “Down Hill.”

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Netflix renews ‘Selling Sunset’ for Seasons 6 and 7


Netflix has confirmed that the hit reality series “Selling Sunset” will return for Seasons 6 and 7.   The new episodes will begin production this summer, Netflix said in a press release. Selling Sunset follows the agents at the Oppenheim Group, a luxury real estate firm in Los Angeles. Brett and Jason Oppenheim, Chrishell Stause, Christine Quinn, Mary Fitzgerald and Heather Young star. A Selling Sunset spinoff titled Selling the OC will premiere Aug. 24.

In addition, Netflix will expand its property slate with four new shows: Designing Miami follows married couple and competitors Eilyn and Ray Jimenez as they design homes in the Miami area.

Buying Beverly Hills features agents and clients of Mauricio Umansky’s The Agency real estate firm in Beverly Hills, Calif. Umansky is married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards.

Instant Dream Home is hosted by Danielle Brooks and is part home renovation show and part heist movie. premiering Aug. 10.

Buy My House will see homeowners attempt to sell their properties to one of four real-estate tycoons, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, Corcoran Group CEO Pamela Liebman, NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland and investment property magnate Danisha Wrighster.

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Michael J. Fox to be awarded honorary Oscar for work as Parkinson’s disease activist


Michael J. Fox will receive an honorary Oscar for his work as a Parkinson’s disease activist. The announcement was made by the Academy’s board of governors, who will also be honoring Oscar-winning songwriter Diane Warren, Oscar nominated director/writer Peter Weir, and pioneering Black director Euzhan Palcy.  Fox, Warren, Weir and Palcy will receive their honorary Oscars at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 13th Governors Awards on November 19.

Academy president David Rubin said in a statement:  “The Academy’s board of governors is honored to recognize four individuals who have made indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large. Michael J. Fox’s tireless advocacy of research on Parkinson’s disease alongside his boundless optimism exemplifies the impact of one person in changing the future for millions.”

Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991, at the age of 29. In 2000, he founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which is now the world’s leading Parkinson’s research organization.

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Charlie Puth and BTS’ Jungkook share the video for their new song ‘Left and Right’


Charlie Puth and BTS member Jungkook released their collaboration “Left and Right” along with the official music video. “Left and Right” is expected to appear on Puth’s forthcoming third studio album, Charlie. The album also features the singles “Light Switch” and “That’s Hilarious.”

Meanwhile news broke last week that BTS will be taking a hiatus as the members focus on their solo careers. BTS consists of Jungkook, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin and V. The group most recently released the anthology album Proof, which includes the new single “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment).” “We’re each going to take some time to have fun and experience lots of things,” Jungkook said. “We promise we will return someday, even more mature than we are now.”

Check out the video for “Left and Right” – here.

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Lizzo and Live Nation pledge $1M to Planned Parenthood after Roe vs. Wade is overturned


Lizzo has announced she and her concert tour producer Live Nation are donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. The reversal of the landmark 1973 abortion decision Friday pushes the question of legality back to individual states.

Lizzo tweeted: “I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match- to make it 1 MILLION dollars.”

Live Nation confirmed the news in a separate tweet titled “We Stand With Women.”  The post also said the company will cover travel expenses for employees who want/need to have abortions outside of their home states; will bail out employees arrested while protesting peacefully; and will promote voter registration to increase turnout for elections that could impact issues pertaining to abortion.

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Disney+ shares trailer for animated special ‘Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation’


Disney+ has shared a trailer for the new animated special Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation.

Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation takes place after the events of the 2019 film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The special features the voices of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams. Yankovic voices Vic Vankoh and recorded the original song “Scarif Beach Party” for the special.

Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation follows Finn (Omar Miller) as he arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey (Helen Sadler), Poe (Jake Green), Rose (Tran), BB-9, R2-D2 and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) aboard the Halcyon, a luxurious Galactic Starcruiser. The trip goes awry when Finn is separated from the group. An official synopsis reads: “While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force ghosts: Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor), Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and Leia Organa (Shelby Young), who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him to understand that holidays are about more than just having fun.” 

Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation will premiere Aug. 5 on Disney+.  Check out the trailer – here.

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‘House of the Dragon’ poster features Emmy D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen


HBO shared a poster for the Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon featuring Emmy D’Arcy. The new art features D’Arcy as her character, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and a dragon, with the caption: “Fire will reign.” Rhaenyra is the eldest child of King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) and the niece of Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith).

House of the Dragon is based on the George R.R. Martin book Fire & Blood. The series takes place 200 years before the events of the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series.

House of the Dragon explores the events leading up to the Targaryen civil war, known as the “Dance of the Dragons.” Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans also star.

House of the Dragon premieres August 21 on HBO.

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Lil Nas X and NBA YoungBoy release their collaboration “Late To Da Party”


Lil Nas X and NBA YoungBoy have teamed up for their collaboration “Late To Da Party,” produced by Take A Daytrip.  In the song, Lil Nas X takes aim at the 2022 BET Awards, which he didn’t receive any nominations for this year.

Lil Nas X had a breakthrough year with his debut album Montero being certified platinum, and two hit singles, “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow and “Montero [Call Me By Your Name].”

BET has since responded to Lil Nas X, sharing a statement: “He [Lil Nas X] was nominated for a best new artist BET Award in 2020, and we proudly showcased his extraordinary talent and creativity on the show twice: He performed ‘Old Town Road’ with Billy Ray Cyrus at BET Awards 2019 and his BET Awards 2021 performance was a highlight of our show. No one cheered louder that night than BET. Unfortunately, this year, he was not nominated by BET’s voting academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of nearly 500 entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and creative arts. No one from BET serves as a member of the voting academy. At BET, we are passionate advocates for the wonderful diversity that exists within our community. We are committed to using all of our platforms to provide visibility and inclusion for all of the many intersections of the Black community.”

You can stream “Late To Da Party” – here.

Listen to Lil Nas X and NBA YoungBoy’s “Late To Da Party” – here.

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