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    Russi Taylor, Voice of ‘Minnie Mouse’ for 3 Decades, Dies at 75

    Russi Taylor, Voice of ‘Minnie Mouse’ for 3 Decades, Dies at 75
    Russi Taylor, who voiced Disney icon Minnie Mouse in hundreds of projects over the last three decades, passed away on Saturday, a Disney rep confirmed. Taylor was 75.

    The cause of death was not disclosed.

    “Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” Disney chairman Bob Iger said in a statement. “For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world — a partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend beloved by fans everywhere.”

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    Iger continued: “We’re so grateful for Russi’s talent as well as the tremendous spirit and great joy she brought to everything she did. It was a privilege to have known her and an honor to have worked with her, and we take comfort in the knowledge
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    Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions Sets Amazon First-Look Deal

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    Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions Sets Amazon First-Look Deal
    Forest Whitaker and his Significant Productions co-founder Nina Yang Bongiovi have signed a first-look deal with Amazon.

    Under the deal, Whitaker’s production banner will work with Amazon Studios to develop TV series for the company’s streaming platform. The duo founded Significant back in 2010 with the aim of focusing on diversity in front of and behind the camera. So far, the company’s biggest hit has been the Ryan Coogler-directed “Fruitvale Station.”

    “Significant Productions, fueled by the vision of Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi, has given a platform to emerging talent and created brilliant, critically acclaimed, and commercially successful projects across film and television,” said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon in a statement. “We are looking forward to working with Significant Productions as they continue to develop fresh voices to tell even more important, inclusive stories.”

    Other features on which Whitaker and Yang
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    Connie Britton Inks First Look Deal With Amazon Studios

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    Connie Britton Inks First Look Deal With Amazon Studios
    Connie Britton has signed a first look deal with Amazon Studios.

    The beloved actress and producer will work with the entity to develop new television series to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

    “Connie Britton is a multi-talented actress who has captivated audiences with her portrayal of smart, complicated women,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Britton’s ability to create memorable characters and identify compelling stories makes her a perfect fit for Amazon Studios. We look forward to seeing what she creates for the global Amazon Prime Video audience.”

    Four-time Emmy-nominated Britton is known for standout roles in television comedies such as “Spin City,” dramas including “24,” “The West Wing,” “Nashville,” “9-1-1-” and “Friday Night Lights,” and anthology series “American Horror Story” and, most recently, “Dirty John,” on which she also served as executive producer. Her film work includes “The Mustang,” Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman,” “Beatriz at Dinner,
    See full article at Variety »

    Lena Waithe Inks Overall Deal at Amazon

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    Lena Waithe Inks Overall Deal at Amazon
    Lena Waithe has signed a new overall deal at Amazon.

    The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday. Waithe already has a two-season commitment at Amazon for the horror anthology series “Them,” and will create and produce other original series under the new deal. She had previously been set up under a first-look deal at Showtime.

    “Lena is a powerhouse writer and producer who also has a gift for identifying exciting and authentic voices,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Our upcoming series ‘Them’ is the result of her rare ability to cultivate brilliant voices like Little Marvin and bring his wholly original and compelling vision to Amazon. We look forward to collaborating with Lena and her team for years to come.”

    Waithe rose to prominence thanks to her work on the critically-acclaimed Netflix series “Master of None.” She co-wrote and starred in the “Thanksgiving” episode,
    See full article at Variety »

    Amy Schumer Returns to TV With Hulu Series, First-Look Deal

    Amy Schumer Returns to TV With Hulu Series, First-Look Deal
    Amy Schumer is returning to television.

    The actress and comedian has inked a first-look deal with Hulu that includes her first new series since Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer.

    Schumer will create, direct, write, exec produce and star in Love, Beth, a scripted comedy that has been picked up straight to series with a 10-episode order at the Disney-owned streamer. Love, Beth represents the first project to stem from Schumer's new first-look deal. Schumer will star in the comedy, whose premise is being kept under wraps and details of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

    Inside ...
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    Cardi B Reveals She Missed Baby Kulture's First Two Steps: ''I Can't Take It''

    Cardi B Reveals She Missed Baby Kulture's First Two Steps: ''I Can't Take It''
    Cardi B's baby girl is growing up so fast! The "Money" singer shared the sweet?and?exciting?news that her and Offset's 1-year-old daughter took her first two steps. However, the Bronx-born?rapper revealed that she missed?Kulture's milestone. On Friday night, the?26-year-old star took to her Instagram Stories to explain her little nugget's special moment.?Putting on a show in Nebraska, the "Press" rapper?said?she was doing a meet-and-greet when her sister?Hennessy Carolina?called her about the news. "So, I'm doing a meet and greet, right? And Hennessy calls me with Kulture, and I'm like, 'I'm doing a meet...
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    Kim Kardashian Shares Ways She Plans to Cover Up 2 Million Garments With ''Kimono'' Logo

    Kim Kardashian Shares Ways She Plans to Cover Up 2 Million Garments With ''Kimono'' Logo
    Kim Kardashian is sharing a "progress report" weeks after announcing she was changing the name of her shapewear line, Kimono. For some backstory: In late June, the?Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared the exciting news that she would be stepping into the lingerie?arena. However, the fashion mogul?received backlash over the name of her brand, with many accusing her of appropriating the term "kimono." The following week, she told her Twitter followers that she would launch her Soloutionwear "under a new name." While the reality TV personality hasn't confirmed her brand's new name, she gave?her 144 million Instagram followers an update on her clothing...
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    ‘Rhoa’ Star Cynthia Bailey Engaged To Mike Hill After A Year Of Dating

    There are wedding bells on the horizon for Cynthia Bailey! The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and boyfriend Mike Hill are engaged after dating for over a year. The sports journalist asked for Bailey’s hand in marriage on Friday at the grand opening of her new business, The Bailey WineCeller, in Atlanta, according to People who was first to report
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    Shay Mitchell Says She ''Couldn't Have Felt More Comfortable'' Sharing Pregnancy With Dollface Co-Stars

    Shay Mitchell Says She ''Couldn't Have Felt More Comfortable'' Sharing Pregnancy With Dollface Co-Stars
    Cat's out of the bag! When it came time for Shay Mitchell to?announce her pregnancy to her Dollface co-stars Kat Dennings and Brenda Song, she?recalls the special moment, and most importantly, her "comfortable" experience. "I couldn't think of a better show to be apart of during this stage," the former Pretty Little Liars actress tells E! News during a sit-down interview. "Like truly, getting to come on set with all women and going through this, I couldn't have felt more comfortable." She adds, "It was funny when I announced it. They were like, 'Yeah, we've known.' I'm like, 'Really? Was it my face? How did you know?'" But...
    See full article at E! Online »

    Orlando Bloom Thinks He's Too Old to Return as Legolas in Lord of the Rings Series

    Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show is off and running, and it just so happens that one Orlando Bloom is also promoting an Amazon show at the same time.? Bloom stars in Carnival Row alongside Cara Delevingne as a human detective in a fantasy show about magical creatures (Delevingne plays a faerie) struggling to coexist with humans, so he clearly hasn't lost interest in the world of fantasy storytelling since he last played Legolas in 2014's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.? Naturally a reporter at the show's TV Critics Association summer tour panel asked if he'd be interested in participating in Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings series, and that's when Bloom said this:...
    See full article at E! Online »

    Anne Hathaway Steps Out After Pregnancy Announcement and Talks "Mommy Brain"

    Anne Hathaway Steps Out After Pregnancy Announcement and Talks
    Anne Hathaway is having "Mommy Brain" but seems to be in great spirits, days after she announced she is pregnant with her second child. On Saturday, the 36-year-old actress joined her co-stars of?Amazon Prime's Modern Love?at the new TV show's TCA Summer Press Tour panel in Los Angeles, marking her first celebrity event since revealing her pregnancy. She showcased her baby bump in a long-sleeve, colorful dress. At the panel, Hathaway reiterated to journalists that she's pregnant, and when asked how she was feeling, she grinned and said, "How do you think?" She also added,?"I don't remember what I say from minute to minute" and warned that she may repeat things....
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    Sarah Hyland Is in Total Wedding Mode as Reveals She's Already ''Stalking'' Bridal Accounts

    Sarah Hyland Is in Total Wedding Mode as Reveals She's Already ''Stalking'' Bridal Accounts
    Sarah Hyland is in total wedding mode. Former Bachelorette?contestant Wells Adams proposed to the?Modern Family actress nearly a week and a half ago, and it looks like she's already?started the planning process. The 28-year-old beauty took to Instagram Stories to adorably document her fun night in. "While Wells goes and does the rehearsal part of this wedding that we're at," Hyland started her video clip. She added, jokingly, "I'm totally not lying in bed stalking wedding and bridal Instagram accounts while watching Say Yes to the Dress." "No not me," she said. "I'm not doing that. What are you talking about." Since becoming engaged in...
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    Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, and Cristin Milioti Find Some Love in Modern Love Teaser

    Some Modern Love is coming to Amazon. The new anthology series stars Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Cristin Milioti, Gary Carr, Julia Garner and more, and tells stories based on a column in The New York Times of the same name, which features submitted essays on various love stories. Each episode takes on a different column with different stars to tell stories about all kinds of love—platonic, familial, romantic, etc etc. Writers were paid $400 if their submissions were used, and now their submissions might just be seen on Amazon Prime. Hathaway (in her first appearance since announcing her second pregnancy), Milioti, Carr, and ep and New York Times editor Daniel Jones took the...
    See full article at E! Online »

    Leona Lewis and Longtime Love Dennis Jauch Are Married

    Leona Lewis and Longtime Love Dennis Jauch Are Married
    Wedding bells! Leona Lewis is officially off-the-market, y'all! On Saturday, the British singer-songwriter and former X Factor?winner?and her longtime love, Dennis Jauch, tied the knot at?a?Tuscan vineyard south of Florence, Italy, Italy, People?magazine said. The two exchanged vows in?front of 180 family members and friends.? At the ceremony, the 34-year-old beauty shined bright in a full-length white tulle gown?and walked down the aisle to "Ave Maria." She?then changed into a beaded blush dress for the reception and a crystal-embellished jumpsuit for the after-party, according to Hello! The couple?has been together for nearly eight...
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    Inside Rachel Lindsay's Bachelorette Party Weekend: You Better Twerk!

    Bachelorettes?sure know how to do bachelorette?parties. Rachel Lindsay, who starred on season?13 of the ABC show in 2017 and got engaged to her chosen winner?Bryan Abasolo, celebrated their upcoming nuptials?at a bachelorette party weekend with her friends, including?Astrid Loch, Alexis Waters, Kristina Schulman?and Whitney Fransway, who starred with her on?The Bachelor season 21, and?Bibiana Julian, who appeared with Lindsay on spinoff?The Bachelor Winter Games. The bash was held on Friday at the Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Costa Rica Costa Rica. The theme? "Camp Costa Rachel!" The group wore matching black and white "camper" outfits and...
    See full article at E! Online »

    Jennifer Lopez And Family Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ To Alex Rodriguez During Miami Concert

    Alex Rodriguez is feeling the love. Jennifer Lopez brought her fiance on stage during her Miami concert on Friday night to surprise him with a cake to celebrate his 44th birthday. In video posted by J.Lo, the “Dinero” singer — along with her twins, Max and Emme, and Rodriguez’s daughters, Ella and Natasha — gathered around him while singing “Happy Birthday.”
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    Meghan King Edmonds' Son Hart Making "Great Progress" After Brain Damage Diagnosis

    Meghan King Edmonds' Son Hart Making
    Meghan King Edmonds says her son?Hart has been making "great progress" following his devastating health diagnoses. In June, the The Real Housewives of Orange County star?revealed that the boy, her one of her and husband?Jim Edmonds's twins and one of their three kids,?had "irreversible brain damage."?She said?Hart's neurologist told her that the child had minor Periventricular Leukomalacia,?a type of brain injury that affects premature infants and can cause disabilities. She said the doctor said it explains the rigidity in Hart's?muscles, delayed physical milestones, his lack of fluidity with arm and leg movements, stiffness in his joints, weakness in his...
    See full article at E! Online »

    TV Scoop Awards 2019: Vote for the Best New and Upcoming Shows

    It's new show time in the 2019 TV Scoop Awards.? You can now vote for both your favorite new show of the past TV season, and the new show you're most looking forward to seeing when it premieres over the next year.? Those categories are open below, and don't forget that you can also vote for a whole bunch of other categories:?Saddest Death, Saddest Actor Exit, Best Fight, Best Villain,?Best Fandom,?Best Cast on Social Media,?Best Comedy, Best Drama,?four acting categories, and?Best Couple, Sexiest Moment,?Best Reality?and Talk Shows, and?Best Twist, Worst Twist, and Best Musical Moment. Two more days...
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    Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne Have a Secret Fantastical Affair in Carnival Row Trailer

    Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne Have a Secret Fantastical Affair in Carnival Row Trailer
    Ready for a neo-noir Victorian fantasy starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne? Even if you're not, one has already arrived. Carnival Row is about a month out from premiering on Amazon Prime, and there's a brand new trailer that shows off a fantasy world populated with fairies and monsters and various mythical creatures that seem to be in a sort of war with the humans, while Bloom and Delevinge (who's got wings!) have a secret affair. Per Amazon, the show is set in a Victorian fantasy world "filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans—forbidden to live, love, or...
    See full article at E! Online »

    Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey Is Engaged

    Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey Is Engaged
    Update:?Cynthia Bailey said in a statement to E! News, "I am so excited and in shock! I had No Idea that Mike was going to propose tonight! He and our beautiful daughters and Courtney got me real good and I'm so happy that my friends and family were here to witness everything. Wow! I can't believe it." Celebrity Event Planner Courtney Ajinca?helped Mike Hill with his proposal, which was planned for months and which took place at the grand opening of Bailey's The Bailey Wine Cellar in Atlanta. Hill proposed with an $85,000 5-carat?diamond ring by Simon G. Jewelry. "He wanted it to be perfect and in a place where she would be surrounded by friends and family," Ajinca told E!...
    See full article at E! Online »
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