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“It really upsets me”: Rita Moreno defends Lin-Manuel Miranda over ‘In The Heights’ colorism controversy

“It really upsets me”: Rita Moreno defends Lin-Manuel Miranda over ‘In The Heights’ colorism controversy

ABCLegendary actress Rita Moreno has come to the defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda after he apologized to those who said there weren’t enough dark-skinned people in the big-screen adaptation of his Tony-winning musical, In The Heights.  Moreno, the first Puerto Rican woman to win an Oscar, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday evening to promote the new documentary about her…read more »

Scarlett Johansson says she spent “about 10 years just waiting” for the ‘Black Widow’ movie

Scarlett Johansson says she spent “about 10 years just waiting” for the ‘Black Widow’ movie

Marvel Studios/Jay MaidmentAfter spending a decade waiting for Marvel hero Natasha Romanoff to star in her own movie, Scarlett Johansson was finally promoted from supporting cast to starring role in the upcoming Black Widow movie. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the actress reveals she had been waiting for Marvel boss Kevin Feige to green-light a solo film since The Avengers rocked the box office in 2012. “I have a memory — because we were all…read more »

‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ taking a summer hiatus

‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ taking a summer hiatus

Comedy CentralComedy Central announced Tuesday that Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show will go on a summer hiatus beginning on Friday, before returning with “a brand new look and feel” on September 13. The cable channel added that the show will continue to produce exclusive brand content across its digital, social and podcast platforms the entire summer. The announcement…read more »

Project Runway designer Michael Costello says Chrissy Teigen’s cyberbullying still leaves him feeling suicidal

Project Runway designer Michael Costello says Chrissy Teigen’s cyberbullying still leaves him feeling suicidal

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Rhonda’s KissA day after Chrissy Teigen posted a lengthy apology to her “targets” of cyberbullying, one of them has come forward to say her messages to him still have him suicidal. In a heart-wrenching post on Instagram, designer and Project Runway alum Michael Costello posted, “I didn’t want to do this, but…I need to heal and in order for me…read more »

‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Loki’: Show creator explains how animated hit led to new Disney+ Marvel show

‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Loki’: Show creator explains how animated hit led to new Disney+ Marvel show

Marvel StudiosTomorrow, Disney+ drops the second episode of its latest hit Marvel Cinematic Universe small-screen spin-off, Loki.  If the series’ absurdist streak seems familiar for fans of another time-and-space-spanning show, Rick and Morty, that’s no accident. Loki’s creator and head writer is Michael Waldron, a veteran of the beloved animated series. All involved in the show, including Marvel Studios’…read more »

‘Cherry Lemonade’ director discusses film’s inspiration, Robin Thede & London Hughes to lead ‘Perfect Strangers’ reboot & more

‘Cherry Lemonade’ director discusses film’s inspiration, Robin Thede & London Hughes to lead ‘Perfect Strangers’ reboot & more

Marie FoxStarring This Is Us’ Eris Baker in the lead role, Ford’s live-action short film Cherry Lemonade follows a young girl learning to hold her own in a world that “sometimes contains violent men that may present themselves as protectors.” Ford tells ABC Audio that the film is reflective of her own experience because she “remembers…read more »

‘Gone Girl’, ‘The Orville’ actress Lisa Banes dies after June 4 scooter hit-and-run

‘Gone Girl’, ‘The Orville’ actress Lisa Banes dies after June 4 scooter hit-and-run

Larry Busacca/Getty ImagesThe Orville creator and star Seth MacFarlane took to social media to memorialize 65-year-old actress Lisa Banes, who died in New York City on Monday after suffering serious injuries in a scooter accident earlier this month.  Calling her death a “tremendous loss,” MacFarlane said of the performer, who also appeared in Gone Girl and many other films and TV shows,…read more »

‘Beauty and the Beast’ stars Luke Evans and Josh Gad reuniting for limited musical series for Disney+

‘Beauty and the Beast’ stars Luke Evans and Josh Gad reuniting for limited musical series for Disney+

Disney+Luke Evans will reunite with Josh Gad as, respectively, Gaston and LeFou in a limited-run small-screen prequel to their 2017 live-action hit film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Disney+ announced that Frozen series star Gad will also serve as a writer and executive producer on the eight-episode streaming series, which will feature an original soundtrack from EGOT-winning composer and Disney…read more »