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It's been one day, and already Aniston is a Guinness World Record breaker with her Instagram Post

posted Oct 17, 2019, 5:47 AM by Ryan Quinn   [ updated Oct 17, 2019, 5:48 AM ]

Jennifer Aniston has been on Instagram all of one day and she's already picked up a whopping 10 million-plus followers as of Wednesday night.

Aniston's first photo -- a group shot with Friends co-stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry that temporarily crashed the platform -- picked up a million followers in just five hours and 16 minutes, setting a Guinness World Record. That number has swelled to more than 11 million as of early Thursday morning.

"Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM," read the caption.

The Horrible Bosses star broke the record previously set by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, whose @sussexroyal account reached 1 million followers in five hours and 45 minutes earlier this year.

In a second post on Wednesday, the 50-year-old actress made fun of temporarily crashing Instagram with a short video from her upcoming Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show, in which she stares at her phone before slamming it down in disgust.

“I swear I didn’t mean to break it,” she captioned the clip.  “Thank you guys for the kind, glitchy welcome."

The Morning Show, co-starring Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass, launches November 1 on Apple TV+.

Mad About You actress Helen Hunt escapes major injury after serious car accident

posted Oct 17, 2019, 4:49 AM by Ryan Quinn

Helen Hunt is home and doing okay after the SUV she was riding in flipped after being clipped by another car, according to TMZ. Hunt is known for  playing Dr. Jo Harding in the 1996 movie Twister along with her academy Award-winning performance in the 1997 film As Good As It Gets and the 90s sitcom Mad About You.

Video of the collision obtained by the gossip website appears to show the SUV flipping on its side after being hit by the car as it attempted to cross an intersection.

The 56-year-old actress was transported in stable condition to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills after complaining of pain, sources tell TMZ, which also obtained a photo obtained by that appears to show Hunt leaving the hospital a few hours later.

Helen's rep tells TMZ she was "shaken, but suffered no major injuries."

Hunt was the only passenger in the SUV.  The status of the diver, as well as the operator of the other vehicle are still unknown.

No one has been cited for the crash, and drugs and alcohol are not suspected in the incident, reports TMZ.

Hunt and her Mad About You co-star Paul Reiser will reprise their roles as Jamie and Paul Buchman, respectively, in a reboot of the series, starting November 20 on Spectrum's On Demand platform.

Third season of Stranger Things sets viewership record, says Netflix

posted Oct 17, 2019, 4:46 AM by Ryan Quinn

A record number of households tuned in to watch the third season of Stranger Things, which launched July 4, making it the most popular season, according to Netflix.

In a Wednesday tweet, Netflix claimed that 64 million households viewed the show in its first four weeks -- its best numbers to date.

It should be noted that Netflix defines a view as a member account that has watched 70 percent of one episode of a series, or 70 percent of a film.  Also, unlike Nielsen viewer numbers, Netflix's audience measurements and their methods aren't available for independent verification.

Last month, Netflix announced that the hit series was renewed for a fourth season, as the show's creators, twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, inked a big deal with the streamer.

Stranger Things, which is set in the 80s, follows a group of kids -- played by Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown -- who encounter supernatural events in their seemingly ordinary town of Hawkins, Indiana.


Emilia Clarke says she had an obsession with Last Christmas co-star Henry Golding

posted Oct 17, 2019, 4:44 AM by Ryan Quinn

Turns out Emilia Clarke wasn't acting when making all those heart eyes at Last Christmas co-star Henry Golding.  She admits she had a big fat crush on him, which explains their crazy chemistry.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the Game of Thrones star revealed she was smitten the second she first laid eyes on him when watching Crazy Rich Asians.  When he first came on screen, the actress said the first thing that came to her mind was, "Aw, god! Good Lord, that's the single most attractive man I've ever seen in my life."

It turns out Crazy Rich Asians did more for Golding than win him Emilia's heart.  Director Paul Feig said that Golding wasn't exactly on the studio's radar when casting Last Christmas.  

"The studio didn't know if he was going to be a star or not. Finally when Crazy Rich opened and did so well, it was like, 'Hey, I got a great guy for this role,' and then here comes Henry," Feig revealed to ET.

Last Christmas, which features music by the late George Michael -- who gave the film his blessing before his untimely death -- opens in theaters November 8.



 

Hollywood Headlines 10/17/19

posted Oct 17, 2019, 4:43 AM by Ryan Quinn

A day ahead of Why Women Kill's season one finale on Thursday, CBS All Access has renewed the dark comedy-drama for a second season.  The series, from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, "examines how the roles of women have changed over the decades, but how their reaction to betrayal has not," according to the streamer.  The first season, starring Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, is set in different timelines, and follows the events leading to a murder after the respective husbands of the three married women commit adultery.  Season two will follow a new set of characters dealing with acts of betrayal...

Jonah Hill, said to be in talks to play either the Penguin or Riddler in Matt Reeves' upcoming film, The Batman, has decided to take a pass.  Variety reports that the reason is still unknown.  The news comes a couple of days after Zoe Kravitz signed on to play Catwoman, opposite Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader.  The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters June 25, 2021...

HBO Max has picked up the four-part LGBTQ+ docu-series Equal, from Love, Simon, producer Greg Berlanti and The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons.  Through re-enactments and never-before-seen footage, the series will chronicle "the true backstories of the leaders and unsung heroes, pre-Stonewall, who changed the course of American history," according to HBO Max.  A launch date has yet to be announced...

Mossack Fonseca, the Panama City law firm at the center of the scandal on which Netflix's The Laundromat is based, is has filed a retraining order to prevent the streamer from releasing Steven Soderbergh's dark comedy on Friday, according to documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.  Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, played respectively by Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, argue that the film casts them as "villains profiting from the death of 20 people killed in the small town boat tour," and also object to a comment in the film from Meryl Streep tying them to “bribery, corruption, money laundering."  They further accuse Netflix of defamation and trademark infringement -- the former because these lawyers have allegedly been cast falsely as criminals, and the latter because the movie utilizes the firm's registered logo while allegedly diminishing and diluting its value...

Surprise! Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram with epic photo alongside Friends cast

posted Oct 16, 2019, 5:20 AM by Ryan Quinn   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 5:22 AM ]

It's the moment many fans have been waiting for: Jennifer Aniston has officially joined Instagram.

Aniston shocked the internet on Tuesday morning by posting an epic group photo along with the Friends cast on one of social media's biggest platforms.

"And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM," she wrote in her caption.

Since releasing her initial post, Aniston has already received over 2.3 million likes and has gained more than 261,000 followers in a matter of hours.

In Aniston's bio, she writes, "My friends call me Jen."  She currently follows under 100 people that include notables such as Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson and Adam Sandler. 

David Makes Man: Tarell Alvin McCraney says tonight's season finale will leave you feeling "satisfied

posted Oct 16, 2019, 5:18 AM by Ryan Quinn

Ahead of the season finale tonight, Tarell Alvin McCraney is offering insight on what can expect to see in the closing episode of the critically acclaimed series David Makes Man, which he created.

The OWN series follows Akili McDowell as David, a teenage prodigy who struggles between two worlds: the life of the streets that raised him and his life at a school that offers him a way out of poverty. McCraney tells ABC Audio that tonight's episode will focus on David's struggle to keep those he loves safe.

"He's got a best friend, who died and he's struggling through that trauma, while trying to keep his best friend out of danger," McCraney says. "And also trying to keep his mom and brother out of the kind of drug game that is in their neighborhood."

"It's coming to a head," he teases.

The Oscar-winning Moonlight writer says the episode will also leave you feeling fulfilled. Well, at least until possibly the next season.

"David has a powerful imagination. He can imagine the world that he's in and imagine the world that he wants to be in," says McCraney. "And he's trying to use that powerful imagination to help him find the right options to go forward."

"I think you'll be satisfied," he continues. "I think you'll be satisfied with the journey. I think you always want to know more about David."

The season finale of David Makes Man airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.

Kristen Bell leaks a portion of her new song and footage from Frozen II

posted Oct 16, 2019, 5:16 AM by Ryan Quinn

As more and more TV shows and movies are leaked online, Kristen Bell decided to do the honors herself in regards to Frozen II, one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2019.

Bell posted an Instagram video of her character, Princess Anna, leaping over canyons and scaling rocks as her song "The Next Right Thing" plays in the background.  Bell is heard singing, "Just do the next right thing, take a step, step again, it is all that I can, to do the next right thing."  

However, fans will have to wait a while before hearing the full version of the song. The Frozen II soundtrack drops November 15.  

As for the movie itself, the cast raved about the film after sitting down for a private screening.  

Jonathan Groff, who voices Kristoff, recorded his reaction and sent it to his fellow cast-members. "It's so freaking incredible, and mature and complex and hilarious and emotional!" he gushes while grinning widely.

His reaction was reposted to Instagram by Josh Gad, who voices Olaf, because "Jonathan doesn’t yet know Twitter or Instagram exist."  Bell also shared the video to her Instagram.

Frozen II arrives in theaters on November 22.

Hollywood Headlines 10/16/19

posted Oct 16, 2019, 5:14 AM by Ryan Quinn

The final season of NBC's Will & Grace, originally slated for a midseason start, has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 24, 9:30 p.m. ET, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  It replaces the Kal Penn comedy Sunnyside, which drew the lowest ratings of any first-year show on the Big Four networks thus far this season.  After one more airing this Thursday, The network will air the remainder of the show on NBC.com, the NBC app and other digital platforms.  Will & Grace, entering its 11th season, and third since it's revived in 2017, will run for 18 episodes.  Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally star...

Following The Addams Family's success at the box office, a sequel is now in the works.  Deadline reports that The Addams Family 2 was green-lit following the first film's surprising $35 million opening weekend.  The film also enjoyed positive ratings with 61 percent of family audiences giving the film a four-star rating.  MGM and UAR are planning to have the sequel ready by October 22, 2021...

Neil Patrick Harris will be teaming up with Keanu Reeves, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Carrie-Anne Moss for a new project: The Matrix 4.  Hollywood Reporter announces that the actor is already in talks to join the highly anticipated sequel. Currently, there are no details regarding the plot to the film.  The Matrix 4 will continue the story line in the $1.63 billion dollar franchise, which launched in 1999 with The Matrix...

Another sequel is in the pipeline, this time for Sony is Venom 2.  Deadline reports that the film, which will already feature the villain Carnage, added room for one more.  The Marvel villain Shriek will also play a role in the plot.  However, executives did not go into further detail about how Shriek will influence the storyline.  Venom 2 is slated to hit theaters October 2, 2020...

HBO is gearing up its streaming service by adding The West Wing to its roster.  Deadline reports that the Martin Sheen-fronted political drama is the latest acquisition by HBO, who intends to launch HBO Max next year.  The series, which aired overt 150 episodes, ran from September 1999 to May 2006 on NBC.  Currently, The West Wing is available to stream on Netflix.  This is yet another blow to the streaming-giant, who lost Friends and The Big Bang Theory to other competitors...

Morning Cruise Entertainment News

posted Oct 14, 2019, 9:09 AM by Ryan Quinn

Mandy Moore, along with Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the showrunners of her NBC series This Is Us, landed a pilot order from ABC for 90s Popstar, a drama based on Moore's experiences as a 90s teen singing sensation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The drama follows a small-town Florida family having to adjust to their teenage daughter's sudden rise to fame.  Moore, herself a Florida native, was signed to a record deal when she was 15 .  She's released six studio albums and is about to unveil new music for the first time in 10 years.  The first single, "When I Wasn't Watching," was released in September.  This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC...

The previously announced Walker, Texas Ranger reboot, with Supernatural's Jared Padalecki in the titular role, originated by Chuck Norris, has been picked up the CW, according to Deadline.  The reboot of the classic 1990s CBS TV series, reportedly centers on Walker, now a father of two, working with a new female partner after returning from years undercover.  The original series ran for nine seasons on CBS between 1993 and 2001  and spawned a followup TV movie, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire in 2005. Supernatural, currently in its 15th and final season, airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the CW...

Netflix is developing a sequel to Murder Mystery, the comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The original film starred the two as a New York City cop and his wife who go on a European trip and end up as the prime suspects in a murder.  The goal is for Sandler and Aniston to reprise their roles, but no deals are in place as of yet.  Sandler is currently generating Oscar buzz for his upcoming film, Uncut Gems, opening December 15.  Aniston will next be seen in the comedy-drama series The Morning Show, launching November 1 on Apple+ TV...

Prolific actor Robert Forster, best-known for his Oscar-nominated turn in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, died Friday in Los Angeles of brain cancer, according to Deadline.  He was 78.  The Rochester, NY-born Forster appeared in over a hundred films, including John Huston's 1967 film Reflections in a Golden Eye, Haskell Wexler's 1969 drama Medium Cool and Alexander Payne's The Descendants in 2011.  Among his TV credits were the Twin Peaks revival and the Breaking Bad spinoff film El Camino, which debuted Friday on Netflix. Forster made a rare comedy appearance as Tim Allen’s father in the ABC and Fox series Last Man Standing.  In a statement obtained by Deadline on Sunday, Tarantino remembered Forster as a “straight shooter” and “good man”...

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