9/3/21 Entertainment News
— Rob Lowe is heading back to Pawnee, Indiana. That’s because he’s teaming up with “Parks and Recreation” writer and producer Alan Yang for a new podcast about the show. “The Parks and Recollection” will recap episodes of the hit sitcom, and the duo will reveal some behind-the-scenes moments. The show followed the parks and recreation department in the fictional city of Pawnee between 2009 and 2015. The first episode is set to come out on September 14th.
— A new take on the classic fairytale, Cinderella is here. This time, singer Camilla Cabello stars as the main character. The film follows Cinderella as she wants to become a dress designer. After meeting her prince charming, she has to choose between him and her future. The star-studded cast also includes Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Pierce Brosnan, and James Cordon. It’s out now on Amazon Prime Video.
— A beloved character is coming back to “Grey’s Anatomy.” Actress Kate Walsh is set to reprise her role as Addison Montgomery in the upcoming season. In a video, Walsh said she’s “so excited to be home again.” She made her debut on the show in its first season in 2005. She then went on to star in a “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off series, “Private Practice” for several years. Season 16 is set to return to ABC on September 30th.
— Fran Drescher is celebrating winning the election to become president of SAG-AFTRA. “The Nanny” star said previously that she would bring “positivity and optimism” to the union if she were elected. She is set to replace Gabrielle Cartier, who has been at the helm since 2016. Drescher had been criticized because some members didn’t believe she had enough experience, however, she said what she doesn’t know she will learn very quickly.
— Winter is coming, Las Vegas. At least, a “Game of Thrones” Official Fan Convention is. The three-day event centered on George R.R. Martin’s brainchild will be held February 18th through 20th of next year. It will feature special guests, panel discussions, cosplay, autograph signings and more. Organizers say a full schedule of offerings and ticket details will be released in the weeks to come.
— A former professional wrestler is dead after appearing to be holding a gun while on Instagram Live. Daffney Unger’s mother confirmed her daughter passed away at the age of 46. Friends and fans of Unger expressed concern when she started talking about death online this week. The wrestler, whose real name was Shannon Spruill, is being mourned by those in the business including All Elite Wrestling which tweeted its condolences. During her live chat, Unger talked about the progressive brain disease CTE, noting it can only be diagnosed after somebody dies. She said, “I want to be studied.”
— Swedish pop icons ABBA are reuniting for the first time in 40 years. The group announced their new album “Voyage” and released two new songs from the project. ABBA will also come together for a “revolutionary” concert experience in London on May 27th of next year. Voyage will hit streaming platforms on November 5th.
— The director of the Wonder Woman movies says she’s against premiering films on streaming services. At a recent convention in Las Vegas, director Patty Jenkins said films on streaming services look like “fake movies” to her, and that she doesn’t hear about them or read about them. Jenkins claims that streaming is “not working as a model for establishing legendary greatness,” and that she makes movies for “the big-screen experience.” “Wonder Woman” made over 800-million dollars worldwide. Last year’s sequel was released in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously because of the pandemic.
— Peppa Pig wants you to know her album has better ratings than Kanye’s. The official account for the British cartoon pig tweeted out a comparison Wednesday between the Pitchfork rating of “Peppa’s Adventures: The Album” and rapper Kanye West’s latest effort, “Donda.” The music publication gave Peppa Pig a six-point-five and Donda a six. The account took a jab at West, noting that Peppa Pig didn’t need to host listening parties at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to get that extra point-five. The tweet has since been deleted.
— Billie Eilish’s concert film “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles” is out today. The film is partly animation and partly live-action as Eilish and her brother Finneas perform her latest album “Happier Than Ever.” Ahead of the film’s release, she took to YouTube to share a clip from it showing her perform the song “Oxytocin.” “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles” is streaming on Disney Plus.