The sketch comedy series “MADtv” is making a comeback
The CW network said it will air eight new one-hour episodes. The show’s format will include its signature pop-culture parodies and “politically incorrect humour,” Cast members have not yet been announced, but according to the network MADtv will cast new and up-and-coming comedy voices… The show’s hosts will be cast members from the original late-night series, which aired on Fox from 1995 to 2009. MADtv was a huge series that attracted a lot of star power including Jack Black, Halle Berry, George Carlin and Jay Z…
Kevin Costner would back a Bodyguard sequel
The actor, who starred opposite Whitney Houston in the 1992 classic, believes it would make a great sequel if one were to be made. Speaking about a potential sequel, he told Digital Spy: “That would have made a really good sequel. He added: “It would have to be someone really special.” The movie saw the late Whitney cover Dolly Parton’s song I Will Always Love You, which went on to win two Grammy awards as well as sit at the top of the music charts for 10 weeks.
A New York playwright has launched a lawsuit against the latest “Barbershop” movie and is trying to block the opening of the 4th movie in the franchise “Barbershop: The Next Cut” on Friday
They claim that Time Warner and those associated ripped off a stage play called “Scissors”…The Suit is seeking $20 million in damages…. “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” which stars Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve and Nicki Minaj, is the latest of a series of films about the owners of a Chicago barbershop and an Atlanta beauty salon, their employees and neighborhood problems such as gangs and gentrification.
The Walking Dead has helped stop an Anti-LGTBQ law in Georgia by threatening to walk right out of the state
Georgia’s legislature passed a bill that would allow faith-based organizations to discriminate against gay, lesbian and transgender people. But the governor refused to sign the bill after The Walking Dead, Disney, Marvel, and many other corporations and businesses all threatened to stop operating in the state… As the Washington Post notes, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) made a powerful statement when he refused to sign the bill, “As I’ve said before, I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith based community in Georgia of which my family and I are a part of for all of our lives. Our actions on HB 757 are not just about protecting the faith-based community or providing a business-friendly climate for job growth in Georgia. This is about the character of our State and the character of its people…. The fight isn’t over yet, but big business, Hollywood, and the LGBTQ community have come together to protect the rights of a marginalized group and that’s a victory in and of itself.
Actor Dustin Diamond has reportedly been released from prison a month earlier than expected
The former Saved by The Bell star was sentenced to serve four months behind bars in June 2015 after he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct following a bar fight in December, 2014, during which a man was stabbed.