Jeremy Renner gets reunited with snowplow that ran him over


Jeremy Renner is proving once again that his sense of humor remained unscathed after the New Year’s Day snowplow accident that could have killed him.

The actor posted a video to his Instagram stories of him recording that he has been reunited with his snowcat snowplow that was at the center of his near-fatal mishap.

Reno, Nevada authorities had seized the 14,330 pound vehicle as part of their investigation into the accident, which occurred when the actor was pulled under its tracks, suffering more than 30 broken bones as well as blunt chest trauma.

According to the video, the snowcat was returned to him on Thursday, From another car, Renner recorded the plowing machine being driven back to his home, with the help of local cops.

“The cat get a police escort. Feels like the Green mile!” Renner captioned the video, referencing the 1999 film in which Tom Hanks played a prison guard who worked on death row.

The Mayor of Kingstown star required emergency surgery and spent weeks in intensive care after the accident. He continues to recover at home.

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In Brief: ‘Outer Banks’ big for Netflix, and more

Showtime has canceled The L Word: Generation Q after three seasons, according to Deadline, but the franchise may continue on the cabler with a reboot of the series, tentatively titled The L Word: New York. There are no further details at this time. The L Word: New York would be the latest Showtime series to get a reboot, joining Billions and Dexter

The third season premiere of Netflix’s teen drama Outer Banks pulled in 3.15 billion minutes of viewing time for the week of February 20-26 — the biggest single-week total of 2023 to date for any title in the Nielsen rankings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Viewing of the first and second seasons accounted for almost a third of that total, per Nielsen. That’s an unusually high amount for back episodes of an original show, which typically make up less than 25 percent of viewing time in a week when new seasons of a binge-release show debut…

Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, Dakota Fanning, Eve Hewson, Jack Reynor and The White Lotus standout Meghann Fahy are in “various stages of negotiations” to star in Netflix’s The Perfect Couple, sources tell Deadline. The six-episode murder mystery follows Celeste Otis, a Nantucket native who’s about to marry the perfect man, who happens to be from the area’s wealthiest family. However, when a body is discovered floating in the harbor on the morning of what was to be the wedding of the year, everyone at the party is suddenly a suspect, per the the streamer…

Variety reports Daveed Diggs, the actor and rapper best known for playing Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the Broadway smash Hamilton, is set to join Rashida Jones and Saturday Night Live alum Kate McKinnon in In the Blink of An Eye, the upcoming feature from Finding Nemo and WALL-E director Andrew Stanton. The film “follows three storylines, spanning thousands of years,“ that “intersect and reflect on hope, connection and the circle of life.” Diggs will next be seen in the live-action Disney film The Little Mermaid, voicing the role of Sebastian…

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‘Yellowjackets’ star teases season 2, debunks a wild theory

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Yellowjackets returns to Showtime for its second season Friday and star Sophie Nélisse promises the stakes are higher than ever.

Nélisse, who plays the younger version of Melanie Lynskey’s Shauna in the series, tells ABC Audio fans should prepare themselves for “more chaos” and “more conflict” as the teenage survivors of last season’s plane crash go deeper into survival mode and their adult counterparts deal with the repercussions 25 years later.  

“I think what I was really intrigued [about] with the show is to kind of see how we’ll transition into this sort of feral state where we’re ready to commit really bad things,” she says.

There are lots of fan theories about what those “bad things” will entail, but Nélisse says she can safely debunk at least one of them involving her character’s pregnancy.

“We’re not going to eat the baby,” she says. “[In] the first season, a lot of fans were like, ‘Are they going to eat the baby?’ I think our show does a good job at, you know, tapping into the horror, and we’re walking a very fine line and I think that’s the one line we are not ready to cross.”

As dark as it is, Nelisse admits she was actually a fan of the wild theory.

“I honestly, not gonna lie, I was kind of Team Eating the Baby,” she says. “I admit it’s a little dark. I think I would even have a hard time watching such a scene.”

Tune in to see just how dark things will get, as Yellowjackets’ season 2 premiere is streaming on Showtime now.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph reveals she was sexually assaulted in public by a “famous TV judge”

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(NOTE LANGUAGE) In a wide-ranging interview with the Wake Up with Angela Yee podcast, Abbott Elementary Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph discussed an accusation she made in her new book, DIVA 2.0: 12 Life Lessons From Me For You, in which a “famous” person sexually assaulted her at a public event.

“There was one incident — it was like the third time something like this happened to me. I thought to myself, ‘What did I do to deserve that?'”

She expressed, “This was a famous TV judge. Not Judge Mathis, I love him. He’s a great man.”

Ralph recalled, “I’m at a very public place. I was suited. I had my suit on. I was handling my business for the television show I was on at that time. He and I were on the same network. This man walked in, grabbed me by the back of my neck, turned me around and rammed his nasty-a** tongue down my throat.”

She added, “And everybody at the network saw it.”

Sheryl explained that the former mayor of New Orleans, Marc Morial, offered to “send the police there right now” and “fix his you-know-what right now.” However, she was dissuaded from doing anything by someone from the network.

“They saw what happened,” Ralph said, before quoting the executives: “‘It wasn’t that bad. We don’t need the bad press.'” Sheryl exclaimed, “That’s the kind of stuff that … makes it hard for women to speak up about these things!”

She advised women, “Speak up. Do not carry the burden of that pain.” She said experiences like that “drive some people crazy,” noting, “They get changed forever.”

Ralph also said she was shocked Harvey Weinstein was “taken down” because many famous abusers aren’t.

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Robert Downey Jr. could star in big-screen remake of Hitchock’s ‘Vertigo’

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Robert Downey Jr. might just star in a remake of one of Alfred Hitchcock‘s most beloved thrillers.

Deadline reports Downey is interested in starring in and producing a big-screen remake of Alfred Hitchcock‘s Vertigo, with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight — who will reportedly be writing the next Star Wars film — adapting the screenplay.

Downey would be playing the role made famous by famed Hitchcock collaborator Jimmy Stewart: a detective who retires after developing the titular symptom when a colleague falls from a rooftop during a chase. The former gumshoe is subsequently tasked with minding a friend’s wife, but the simple case turns out to be anything but.

There’s no word yet on who will fill the considerable shoes of the legendary filmmaker, but the trade reports the Hitchcock Estate is having a say in the project and was leaning toward Paramount — the studio that released the original.

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Go Go! Trailer drops for super-powered reunion: ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always’

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Netflix has reunited most of the original cast for a 30th anniversary nostalgia blow-out, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, and a brand-new trailer is more than enough to get fans pumped.

The special stars Walter E. Jones, reprising as the Black Ranger Zack Taylor; Catherine Sutherland as the Pink Ranger Kat Hillard; David Yost‘s Blue Ranger Billy Cranston; Steve Cardenas‘ Red Ranger Rocky DeSantos; Karan Ashley as Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger; and the second Black Ranger Adam Park, again played by Johnny Yong Bosch.

The star who played the original Yellow Ranger, Thuy Trang, died in a car accident in 2001. The trailer sees Charlie Kersh as Minh Kwan, the daughter of Trang’s Trini Kwan, explaining her mother was killed by Rita Repulsa, the villainess again played by Barbara Goodson.

Richard Steven Horvitz is even back as the voice of the manic, friendly robot Alpha 5.

It is not known how or if the series will address the loss of another original Rangers star, the Green Ranger Jason David Frank, who died by suicide at 49 last November.

According to Netflix, “Thirty years after the wise and powerful Zordon formed the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the team comes face to face with a familiar threat from the past. In the midst of a global crisis, they are called on once again to be the heroes the world needs.”

The movie debuts April 19.

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Mindy Kaling saluted at the White House with ‘The Office’ theme

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While visiting the White House this week, Mindy Kaling was made to feel little bit more at home — or at work, technically — thanks to the Marine Corps Band.

The actress, author and producer was on hand to receive a National Medal of Arts award from President Joe Biden on Wednesday, along with Seinfeld alum/Marvel movie star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, musicians Bruce Springsteen and Gladys Knight, and author Amy Tan.

On Thursday, Kaling posted to Instagram her greeting when she arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the uniformed band playing the theme to The Office.

Kaling played flighty customer service rep Kelly Kapoor on the show, which she also co-produced during its run.

Her former co-star Jenna Fischer, who played Pam Beesly, was quick to comment of the honor, “That would destroy me. Omg.”

Next to a photo with Biden, Kaling had written in part, “Yesterday, I went with my family to receive the medal at the White House. To hear the President speak about my parents, their journey to the United States, my late mother’s dreams for me, and the power of comedy to make people understand each other was almost too much to take in. It didn’t feel real!”

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After redemptive appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’, Ahmed Best thanks fans


(SPOILERS) If anyone deserved a bit of redemption in the Star Wars universe, it’s actor Ahmed Best. The actor, who played Jar Jar Binks in the prequel trilogy — and who has admitted the backlash from it nearly cost him his life by suicide — got possibly the biggest redemption of all in the eyes of fans in the latest episode of The Mandalorian.

Ending months of speculation, it was revealed that Best’s Jedi character Kelleran Beq was the one who saved poor little Grogu from the great Jedi Purge in a flashback scene set during the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Beq was seen dispatching clone troopers left and right — literally, with a lightsaber in each hand at one point — as he escorts “Baby Yoda” from the burning Jedi temple.

The redemption wasn’t lost on the actor, who took to social media Wednesday with a gym picture — wearing an Episode I hat and Jedi symbol T-shirt no less — showing his appreciation to fans.

“Gratitude! Good to be back,” Best began. “There is so much to say and share. It’s going to take a couple of days. But, for now, I’ll just say thank you to all that have held me up and made me better.”

Incidentally, the character is the same one he played in Jedi Temple Challenge, a kids game show that ran on Disney+.

While Jar Jar was pilloried when Episode I came out in 1999, younger fans who grew up watching the prequels on DVD have since softened on the klutzy gungan.

That said, the “hate and venom” at the time was hard on Best, who has since admitted he once contemplated suicide because of it.

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Courteney Cox is such a Monica for cleaning her Hollywood Walk of Fame star

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Courteney Cox is proving that fastidious Monica Geller isn’t just a character she played on TV, it’s a fundamental part of her personality.

The Friends alum, 58, shared a comedic video to Instagram on Wednesday in which she is seen cleaning her Hollywood Walk of Fame star — as well as the stars of some of her A-list pals.

“Someone’s gotta do it,” she captioned the clip, set to Dolly Parton‘s classic song “9 to 5,” while channeling Monica, one of TV’s most beloved clean freaks.

In the video, Cox watches a few people walk across her star before she steps out to give it a wipe and yell at the passersby, “You can go around!”

After taking care of her own star, she proceeds to clean the stars of Laura Dern, Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

“Thanks for keeping us clean, Court!!” Witherspoon wrote in the comments, while another of Cox’s Friends co-stars, Lisa Kudrow, replied, “Only the best thing ever.”

Cox received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February. The Scream 6 actress was joined by her daughter Coco, partner Johnny McDaid and pals Aniston, Kudrow and Dern, among others, at the dedication ceremony.

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“Fight for me!” A queen will rise in trailer to ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’


Netflix dropped the first full-length trailer to its Bridgerton prequel series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. In it, viewers see India Amarteifio playing a younger version of Golda Rosheuvel‘s monarch, who is about to step into the thorny world of royalty. 

The young Charlotte has a meet-cute with her husband-to-be, the young King George (Corey Mylchreest), as she apparently tries to flee the royal compound. She soon finds living like a queen isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. “It is time we are united as a society,” George’s mother, Princess Augusta (Michelle Fairley), informs Charlotte. “You will make lots of babies. As many babies as possible for my son.”  

“Your marriage cannot go wrong!” she later admonishes the young royal-to-be.

After a rocky start, the young royals eventually hit it off, but George is hiding secrets from her. “Fight with me. Fight for me!” she urges him. 

Rosheuvel is also seen bookending the flashback story, which comes to Netflix on May 4.


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