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MTV Announces ‘The Hills’ Reboot at VMAs

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MTV Announces ‘The Hills’ Reboot at VMAs
MTV took the opportunity at the Video Music Awards Monday to announce the return of one of its most beloved series: “The Hills.”

A short teaser reveals the title as “The Hills: New Beginnings.”

“It’s like we’re all growing up. It’s weird,” Stephanie can be heard saying as footage of Los Angeles plays set to a cover of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten.”

Based off the original docuseries, “The Hills: New Beginnings” will reunite original cast members, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles. With new faces in the picture and returning favorites, “The Hills” is back for a new beginning.

The series is slated for release in 2019.

Many members of the original cast, including Justin Brescia, Stephanie Pratt, Frankie Delgado, Ashley Wahler, Jason Wahler, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, and Gunner Pratt reunited on the red carpet at the VMAs.
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‘Glow’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3

‘Glow’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3
Netflix has renewed “Glow” for a third season.

The renewal comes nearly two months after the series’ second season premiered. Season one of “Glow” has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including outstanding comedy series. Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour last month, Netflix original-programming head Cindy Holland was mum on whether the show would be extended for a third season. “I love the show. We’d be really thrilled to make more, but I don’t have anything to share with you just yet.”

Netflix does not release viewership data for its original programs.
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Francis Ford Coppola agrees Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves might be married

Francis Ford Coppola agrees Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves might be married
Director of Bram Stoker’s Dracula says 1992 film starring the pair included a real wedding ceremony

Francis Ford Coppola has backed a theory by Winona Ryder that she and Keanu Reeves might be married.

The director of the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which starred Ryder and Reeves, corroborated Ryder’s story that a wedding scene involving the pair could be legally binding.
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Johnny Depp Claims He Punched Film Crew Member in Self-Defense

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Johnny Depp Claims He Punched Film Crew Member in Self-Defense
Johnny Depp has claimed he punched a film crew member on the set of “City of Lies” in self-defense in a new lawsuit filed last week.

In the documents obtained by TheWrap, Depp said his actions were “provoked” by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks.

“The acts complained of by Plaintiff were provoked by Plaintiff’s unlawful and wrongful conduct in that Plaintiff willfully and maliciously acted out and conducted his activities in such a manner as to cause, Defendant Depp to fear for his safety, and according to Defendant Depp’s observations, Defendant Brad Furman for his safety,” read the lawsuit.

Also Read: 'City of Lies': Johnny Depp's Biggie, Tupac Thriller Film Yanked Month Before Release

Moreover, the documents read, “the Complaint and each of its causes of action are barred, or recovery reduced, by Plaintiff’s own carelessness, recklessness and/or negligence.”

Brooks, who said he was working as
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O’Shea Jackson Jr. joins Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy

O’Shea Jackson Jr. joins Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy
THR is reporting that Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr. has signed on to the cast of the legal drama Just Mercy, where he will star alongside Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) and Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver).

Just Mercy is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and sees Jordan as Bryan Stevenson, a gifted young lawyer fighting for equal justice in a flawed legal system, who takes on the case of a death row inmate (Foxx) who insists he is innocent of his crimes. The film is based upon Stevenson’s New York Times bestselling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

After making his screen debut playing his father Ice Cube in the hit N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, O’Shea Jackson Jr. has since appeared in Ingrid Goes West and Den of Thieves, and has the MonsterVerse
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TNT Orders Niecy Nash Late-Night Pilot

  • Deadline
TNT is throwing its hat in the late-night ring with a pilot order for Naked With Niecy Nash, “a decidedly unique show with a late-night feel” hosted and executive produced by Nash, star of the network’s hit primetime dramedy series Claws.

On Naked, Nash will provide her comedic take and dispense advice on issues involving love, sex, romance and relationships as she interacts with everyday people.

Sue Murphy, who served as executive producer on Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Lately on E! and Chelsea on Netflix, has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner of Naked With Niecy Nash. The show is a co-production between Turner’s Studio T and Telepictures, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television whose scripted sibling Warner Horizon co-produces Claws with Studio T. Nash executive produces through production company, Chocolate Chick.

“I’m so excited to add my voice to the late-night landscape,” said Nash.
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Chelsea Handler Says She’s Working on a ‘Very Funny’ Netflix Series About White Privilege

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Chelsea Handler Says She’s Working on a ‘Very Funny’ Netflix Series About White Privilege
Chelsea Handler and Netflix are getting back together to talk about race.

The streamer’s former talk show host revealed during an interview with BuzzFeed on Sunday that she’s working on a new book and a Netflix series about white privilege. “I intend for it to be very funny and I intend to hang myself out to dry,” she said of the show. “I’m a perfect example of the American dream, if you’re white and borderline pretty.”

Handler announced she was leaving her show “Chelsea” last October to focus on political activism, which included speaking at universities and teaming up with Emily’s List to support getting more Democratic women who are pro-abortion rights into office.

Netflix did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment on Handler’s comments on a new series.

Handler expanded
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Media Reacts to Asia Argento Payout: ‘Two Things Can Be True at Once’

Media Reacts to Asia Argento Payout: ‘Two Things Can Be True at Once’
Updated: Most celebrities have not been vocal so far about the news that Asia Argento paid a young actor a settlement after a sexual encounter when he was 17.

The New York Times broke the story Sunday evening that former child actor and musician Jimmy Bennett had received $380,000 from Argento after the 2013 encounter in a California hotel.

Rosanna Arquette repeatedly warned her followers on Twitter that the Bennett settlement was a case of extortion.

I know many many rape and trauma survivors who act out sexually The wounds they carry run deep. I pray for them. the timing of this story is suspect. Asia was still raped by Harvey Weinstein.

— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) August 20, 2018

Tarana Burke, the activist who founded the Me Too movement, cautioned not to let people discredit the movement because of the allegation.

People will use these recent news stories to try and discredit this movement – don’t let that happen.
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VMAs 2018: Watch Jennifer Lopez’s Full Video Vanguard Award Performance

VMAs 2018: Watch Jennifer Lopez’s Full Video Vanguard Award Performance
Jennifer Lopez championed the merits of hard work in her speech for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The singer thanked her family, video directors and career mentors throughout the lengthy segment, emphasizing how the award represents a marking point in her varied career.

“I grew up on MTV,” she said. “And this is really, like, a tremendous honor for me. It has been an incredible journey of dreaming my wildest dreams and then kinda watching them come true. Music, acting, performing – this career
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Bobby Lytes Wears ‘Make America Gay Again’ to VMAs

Bobby Lytes of “Love & Hip-Hop” Miami made waves on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet on Monday night, as he donned a “Make America Gay Again” jacket.

Lytes is the first openly gay cast member of the VH1 franchise. Raised in Florida to Dominican parents, he’s a relation to the artist Trina.

The rapper turned the Trump slogan on its head in what was one of the boldest red carpet statements.

The Miami version of the popular reality show premiered in January and featured Trina and Lytes in addition to Prince, Amara La Negra, Gunplay, Veronica Vega, Shay Johnson and Trick Daddy.
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MTV Reboots ‘The Hills’ With Original Cast Members

MTV took the opportunity at the Video Music Awards Monday to announce the return of one of its most beloved series: “The Hills.”

A short teaser reveals the title as “The Hills: New Beginnings.”

“It’s like we’re all growing up. It’s weird,” Stephanie can be heard saying as footage of Los Angeles plays set to a cover of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten.”

Based off the original docuseries, “The Hills: New Beginnings” will reunite original cast members, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles. With new faces in the picture and returning favorites,
See full article at Variety - TV News »

‘The Hills’ Cast Reunites at VMAs to Announce Reboot of MTV Reality Series

  • The Wrap
‘The Hills’ Cast Reunites at VMAs to Announce Reboot of MTV Reality Series
The Hills” cast reunited at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday to announce a reboot of the iconic reality show coming in 2019.

Cast members of the original series, including Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge, appeared at the awards show to announce “The Hills: New Beginnings,” which will reunite original cast members, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles.

The show is set to premiere in 2019.

Also Read: Kristin Cavallari Returns to Reality TV With Her Own E! Show

The Hills,” a spinoff of “Laguna Beach” following Conrad’s move to Los Angeles, went off the air in 2010 and remains one of the most successful reality shows of all time. In its fourth season it birthed its own spinoff “The City,” and one of its stars, Kristin Cavallari, is currently the subject of her own show on E!
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Watch Nicki Minaj’s Surprise Vma Performance Inside Oculus in New York City

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Surprise Vma Performance Inside Oculus in New York City
After a tumultuous weekend sparring with enemies (both real and perceived) over her the sales numbers for Queen, Nicki Minaj reclaimed her throne in an epic Video Music Awards performance — except no one knew where the stage was.

After a long tease that Minaj would be performing from an undisclosed location in New York City, the rapper beamed into the awards show from the Oculus, the futuristic mall beneath One World Trade Center. The space was well-appointed and visually striking (one imagines that other artists will be requesting it as
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Al Sharpton and Juice Wrld Remember Aretha Franklin at the VMAs

Al Sharpton and Juice Wrld Remember Aretha Franklin at the VMAs
The last time Reverend Al Sharpton saw Aretha Franklin live was at Radio City Music Hall, and tonight he will return to pay tribute to the late soul singer at that same venue.

“She called me on stage here that night,” he told Rolling Stone of his good friend who died last Thursday from pancreatic cancer. “I wanted to be here because many on that stage wouldn’t have been on that stage had it not been for someone like Aretha who opened that door. It’s a special night for me.
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VMAs 2018: Logic Reunites Immigrant Children With Parents in Border Wall Protest Performance (Video)

VMAs 2018: Logic Reunites Immigrant Children With Parents in Border Wall Protest Performance (Video)
Logic and Ryan Tedder brought out hundreds of immigrant children and reunited them with their families during their MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) performance on Monday to protest the Trump administration’s border policies.

Joined on stage by participants from the activist groups National Domestic Workers Alliance, United We Dream and Make the Road New York, the rapper wore a shirt emblazoned with the phrase “f– the wall” for the politically-charged performance of his latest single “One Day.”

Toward the end of the song, a wall at the back of the stage was raised and dozens more children wearing “we are all human beings” shirts were “reunited” with the others already on stage, a reference to the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Also Read: MTV VMAs: Logic & Khalid Perform Suicide-Prevention Anthem '1-800-273-8255' (Video)

“We are still in a moment of crisis.
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Jon Stewart Helps Rescue Goats That Captured New York’s Attention

Jon Stewart Helps Rescue Goats That Captured New York’s Attention
New Yorkers were briefly transfixed Monday morning by the fate of two bearded commuters — a pair of bewildered goats — who found their way onto the tracks of the N line in Brooklyn.

In the end, none other than Jon Stewart swooped in to transport the strays to a shelter in upstate New York run by the Farm Sanctuary animal rescue organization.

The goat saga began at 8:23 a.m. Et when the Mta sent a tweet shortly after they were discovered near the Eighth Avenue stop in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. That message was followed about an hour
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VMAs 2018: Watch Logic Perform ‘One Day’ in ‘F–k The Wall’ T-Shirt

VMAs 2018: Watch Logic Perform ‘One Day’ in ‘F–k The Wall’ T-Shirt
Logic and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder performed a timely and politically charged version of their collaborative track “One Day” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The duo invited families displaced by immigration laws – all wearing shirts reading “We Are All Human Beings” – to join them onstage.

The rapper, wearing a “Fuck the Wall” T-shirt, guided the families through the lobby and onstage as Tedder sang and played piano.

I mean…@ShawnMendes performing in the rain at the #VMAs has me in my feelings. pic.twitter.com/9EN0u4kAcB

MTV
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VMAs 2018: Panic! at the Disco Enlist Brass, Strings for ‘High Hopes’

VMAs 2018: Panic! at the Disco Enlist Brass, Strings for ‘High Hopes’
Panic! At the Disco recruited brass and string sections for their cinematic performance of “High Hopes” on the MTV Video Music Awards. Frontman Brendon Urie, decked out in a sharp floral suit, opened the song on a rotating platform that slowly descended into the audience.

High Hopes” is the group’s latest single from Pray for the Wicked, their second LP in a row to debut at Number One on the Billboard 200.

Tysm to @PanicAtTheDisco for blessing us with this #Vma performance.
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‘Better Call Saul’ Recap: Dead Letter Office

‘Better Call Saul’ Recap: Dead Letter Office
A review of tonight’s Better Call Saul coming up just as soon as I have a large gold nugget traversing my colon…

“You were meant for better things.” -Gus

Early in “Something Beautiful,” Jimmy is stunned to have Mike turn down his offer to steal the Hummel figurine out of Neff’s office. He has no idea that Mike’s laundered drug money makes the reward for a job like this not nearly worth the risk. And he’s too swept up in the thrill of being back in
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Moves Into a New Precinct! Squad Shares Photos From First Day at NBC

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Moves Into a New Precinct! Squad Shares Photos From First Day at NBC
Back in the Nine-Nine and it feels so good!

On Monday, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” began shooting its upcoming sixth season — the first that will be aired on NBC, which revived the Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher-led comedy just one day after it was canceled by Fox.

The “Nine-Nine” cast marked the very special occasion on social media with a ton of photos. After all, they weren’t just returning for another year, but moving into a new precinct and very happy to be back.

Also Read: The Pontiac Bandit Rides Again! Dan Goor Says Craig Robinson Will Return to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

“Feelin super grateful today for all of you and @nbc. You’re the reason I get to be back in uniform. Thank you. Here we gooooo! #Season6 #Brooklyn99 ❤️????❤️????❤️,” star Melissa Fumero (who plays Amy) tweeted, along with a shot of her in her sergeant’s uniform.

Feelin
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