Steve Martin contemplates retirement: “This is, weirdly it”

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Only Murders in the Building star co-creator and star Steve Martin is hinting that the comedic whodunit may be his swan song.

“We were very happy just doing the live show,” the 76-year-old comedian tells The Hollywood Reporter, referencing his You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today! tour with longtime friend and Only Murders co-star Martin Short. “There may be a natural end to that — somebody gets sick, somebody just wears out — but I wouldn’t do it without Marty. When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others. I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it.”

The Hulu series — also starring Selena Gomez — and his live show are just two of Martin’s current projects. He’s also working on his 12th book, as well as a documentary about his life and career.

Only Murders in the Building is up for three Emmys this year, including outstanding comedy series and lead actor nods for Martin and Short. The show, currently in its second season, was recently renewed for a season three.

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In Brief: Trailer for ‘The Menu’ is served, and more

Amazon Prime Video has debuted the trailer for Catherine Called Birdy, Lena Dunham‘s new film about girl’s search for gender equality. The third feature film from the creator of the HBO series Girls, is set in a Medieval English village in 1290, where teen Lady Catherine, a.k.a. Birdy — played by Bella Ramsey — is assigned to find a husband. Her greedy but poor father, portrayed by Andrew Scott, wants to capitalize to save their manor, but Catherine refuses to comply. Joe Alwyn, Ralph Ineson, Billie Piper, Isis Hainsworth and Russell Brand also star. Catherine Called Birdy opens in limited release September 23 and streams on Amazon Prime Video October 7…

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law star Tatiana Maslany will executive-produce and star in the upcoming AMC series Invitation to a Bonfire, the cable channel announced on Wednesday. Inspired by Vladimir and Vera Nabokov’s co-dependent marriage, the series, per AMC, follows Zoya — played by SkinsFreya Mavor — “a young Russian immigrant and groundskeeper, who is drawn into a lethal love triangle with the school’s newest faculty member — an enigmatic novelist, portrayed by Pilou Asbæk — and his bewitching wife,” played by Maslany…

The official trailer for the dark comedy/thriller The Menu dropped on Wednesday. The film follows “a couple — played by The Queen’s Gambit‘s Anya Taylor-Joy and Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Nicholas Hoult — that travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef — portrayed by The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s Ralph Fiennes — has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.” John Leguizamo, Judith Light and Hong Chau also star. The Menu’s release date is currently set for November 18…

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Amanda Seyfried regrets filming nude scenes at 19: “I wanted to keep my job”

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The Dropout‘s Amanda Seyfried admits to having some regrets about filming a nude scene when she was 19 years old, saying she did it because she felt it was the only way to keep her job.

“Being 19, walking around without my underwear on — like, are you kidding me? How did I let that happen?” the 36-year-old actress tells Porter. “Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn’t want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That’s why.”

Seyfried says she “wishes she could be coming up now, in an era where intimacy coordinators are an on-set requirement and actors are in a better position to speak up.”

Seyfriend received her first Emmy nod last month for her performance as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout.

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‘Insecure’ actress Denise Dowse in coma caused by meningitis

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Denise Dowse, best known for her roles in Insecure, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Grey’s Anatomy, is currently in a coma after contracting meningitis, her sister Tracey Dowse revealed over the weekend.

“I am requesting support and prayers be offered me and my sister, and my only immediate family Denise Dowse,” Tracey wrote on the actress’ Instagram. “She is currently in the hospital in a coma brought on by a virulent form of meningitis. Her doctors do not know when she will come out of the coma as it was not medically induced.”

Tracey adds that her sister “is a vibrant actor and director that should have many years ahead of her” and that “thoughts, prayers and support are greatly appreciated.”

Most notably, Dowse played Mrs. Yvonne Teasley on Beverly Hills, 90210. Her other roles included playing Judge Rebecca Damsen on CBS’ The Guardian and Dr. Rhonda Pine on HBO’s Insecure. Her numerous TV credits also include Grey’s Anatomy, The Resident, Good Trouble, The X-Files and Criminal Minds.

Dowse made her feature film directorial debut with the upcoming biopic Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story, which follows the legendary gospel singer’s contribution to the Civil Rights Movement, as well as her friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. Keith David. Corbin Bleu and Vanessa Williams are set to star.

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In Brief: Jane Lynch leaving ‘Funny Girl’ earlier, and more

Apple TV+ has given a season order to Land of Women, a limited series starring and executive-produced by Eva Longoria. The dramedy, per the streamer, follows “a New York empty nester whose life is turned upside down when her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties, and she is forced to flee the city alongside her aging mother and college-age daughter.” The women flee to Spain where they hope to “start anew and hope their identities will remain unknown, but gossip in the small town quickly spreads, unraveling their deepest family secrets and truths.” Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown‘s Carmen Maura will also star in the series, which is based on a best-selling novel by Sandra Barneda

Netflix released 10 new images from Cobra Kai‘s upcoming fifth season that confirm the return of The Karate Kid Part III star Sean Kanan to the franchise as Mike Barnes, according to Entertainment Weekly. “As Terry Silver — played by Thomas Ian Griffith — calls upon some old friends to put the Valley in a stranglehold, Daniel and Johnny — played respectively by Ralph Macchio and William Zabka — are going to need all the help they can get to stop Cobra Kai in its tracks,” executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg teased at Netflix’s Tudum event on Tuesday. Cobra Kai season five launches September 9…

Deadline reports Jane Lynch will leave Broadway’s Funny Girl even earlier than expected, the play’s producers announced on Tuesday. Lynch will end her run on August 14 — several weeks before her previously announced September 4 date, which was already earlier than the originally planned Sept. 25 date. The host of NBC’s The Weakest Link had a long-scheduled vacation set to begin on Monday, August 15 and was set to return to the show on Tuesday, August 23, before departing for the Creative Arts Emmys on Thursday, September 1, producers said in a statement. “Rather than return for one week of performances, the producers have agreed to adjust her final performance to Sunday, August 14.” Lynch is an Emmy nominee in the Best Comedy Guest Actress category for her work on Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building

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In Brief: Tom Cruise lining up three new films, and more

Tom Cruise will team up with his Top Gun: Maverick producer Christopher McQuarrie for a trio of upcoming projects, according to Deadline. One is an original song and dance-style musical they’ll create as a star vehicle for Cruise, another film with “franchise potential” and the third centering around Les Grossman, the gruff studio executive Cruise played in the 2008 movie comedy Tropic Thunder. In the meantime, the duo continues to work on Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two, set to come out June 28, 2024…

Stranger Things and Free Guy‘s Joe Keery, New Girl‘s Lamorne Morris and Never Have I Ever’s Richa Moorjani have been added to the cast of Fargo‘s upcoming fifth installment, joining previously announced stars Juno Temple, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The FX limited series “has traveled through decades, cities and families, and the fifth installment will be no different, according to FX, which adds the fifth installment will be “Set in 2019,” and asks, “when is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?”…

Deadline reports Zazie Beetz is in talks to reprise her role as Sophie Dumond in Joker: Folie à Deux, the sequel to director Todd Phillips’ follow-up to the 2019 blockbuster Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Batman’s titular foe. Lady Gaga recently confirmed on Instagram that she will star in the film, hinting that she’ll play Joker’s girlfriend and partner in crime, Harley Quinn. The movie, rumored to be a musical, is set to start shooting in December and hit theaters on Oct. 4, 2024…

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‘The Bachelorette’ recap: Logan’s gamble pays off

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Gabby and Rachel‘s high seas journey to find love continued on Monday’s The Bachelorette as they and their 14 remaining suitors docked at the city of romance, chocolate and beer — Bruges!

The trip hit rough waters though, following Logan‘s shocking confession to host Jesse Palmer that despite accepting a rose from Rachel, his heart was with Gabby.

The 26-year-old videographer, who was to have joined five other men on a group date with Rachel, told the Bachelorette that based on his feelings Gabby, he couldn’t go on the date. That led Rachel to cancel the date entirely, frustration the others in the group. However, there was an afterparty that ended with Tino picking up the date rose.

Earlier, Rachel left it up to Gabby to decide whether to send Logan home or let him stay and pursue her, assuring Gabby that she would support her decision either way.

We learned Gabby’s answer when, following a group date, Logan showed up at the afterparty, further angering the others. His presence didn’t have much of an impact, as Nate walked off with the date rose.

Logan’s gamble did ultimately paid off when he was one of four men — including JasonSpencer and Erich — to get a rose from Gabby. Mario and Michael were sent home.

Over on Rachel’s side, ZachTyler and Ethan got roses, while James “Meatball” was eliminated.

A pair of earlier one-on-one dates ended with Aven and Johnny earning Rachel and Gabby’s respective roses.

Here are the remaining 11 men, following Monday’s rose ceremony:

Aven, 28, a sales executive from San Diego, California
Ethan, 27, an advertising executive from New York, New York
Tino, 28, a general contractor from Playa Del Rey, California
Tyler, 25, a small business owner from Wildwood, New Jersey
Zach, 25, a tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California

Erich, 29, a real estate analyst from Bedminster, New Jersey
Jason, 30, an investment banker from Santa Monica, California
Johnny, 25, a realtor from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Logan, 26, a videographer from San Diego, California
Nate, 33, an electrical engineer from Chicago, Illinois
Spencer, 27, an army officer from Chicago, Illinois

The Bachelorette returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Khloé Kardashian welcomes baby number two with ex Tristan Thompson

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Baby number two has arrived for Khloé Kardashian and her ex, Tristan Thompson.

The pair, who split in January, welcomed their second child, a baby boy, via surrogate, a rep for Kardashian confirms to E! Online. The two are already parents to 4-year-old True Thompson.

The baby’s name has not been revealed.

Khloé’s new arrival comes a month after it was confirmed that she and the NBA player were expecting a second child. At the time a rep shared that True’s brother “was conceived in November.”

The second child does not mean a reconciliation for the 38-year-old reality star and 31-year old baller. The two split after it was revealed that Thompson was having a baby with Maralee Nichols, a fitness model he slept with in Houston in March 2021.

This is the second child for Khloé, and Tristan’s fourth. He also has a seven-month-old son with Nichols and a five-year-old son with his ex, Jordan Craig.

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In Brief: Original ‘Magnum’ star dies, and more

Roger E. Mosley, the actor best known for his role as the helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin in the original Magnum P.I. TV series alongside Tom Selleck, died early Sunday morning, his daughter shared on Facebook. He was 83. The cause of death was not revealed. In addition to Magnum, P.I., Mosley also appeared on Love Boat, Sanford and Son, Kung Fu, Kojak, Starsky and Hutch, Night Court and Walker, Texas Ranger. He also had a major role in the 1979 TV film The Jericho Mile. On the big screen, Mosley appeared in films such as The Mack, Hit Man, Sweet Jesus, Preacherman, Darktown Strutters and The River Niger

ABC’s Abbott Elementary took home four trophies at the 38th annual Television Critics Association Awards, including Individual Achievement in Comedy for series creator, producer, writer and star, Quinta Brunson, as well as Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, Outstanding New Program, and the Program of the Year Award. Other winners included This Is Us star Mandy Moore, who earned the award for Individual Achievement; Disney+’s The Beatles: Get Back, for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information; Hulu’s Dopesick, for Outstanding Movie, Miniseries or Specials; and HBO’s Succession, for Outstanding Achievement in Drama honors. View the complete list of winners at

Clu Gulager, the real-life cowboy best known for his roles in the 1960s TV series The Tall Man and The Virginian, died Friday of natural causes at the Los Angeles home of his son, John, and daughter-in-law Diane, they tell The Hollywood Reporter. He was 93. Gulager’s film credits include The Last Picture Show, Winning, opposite Paul Newman and McQ, alongside John Wayne and horror movies such as The Return of the Living Dead, and A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge. Most recently, he showed up in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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‘Bullet Train’ speeds to #1 at the box office with $30.1 million weekend

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The Brad Pitt action-comedy Bullet Train topped the weekend box office, opening on the low end of expectations with an estimated $30.1 million. The film opened to an estimated $32.4 million overseas, for a global total of $62.5 million.

DC League of Super Pets dropped to second place, grabbing an estimated $11.2 million in its second week of release. Its global total currently stands at $83.4 million.

The sci-fi horror flick Nope also slid a notch to third place, earning an estimated $8.5 million. That brings its three-week domestic tally to $97.9. Nope opens worldwide next week.

Landing in fourth place was Thor: Love and Thunder, delivering an estimated $7.6 million in its fifth week of release. Its $315.1 million total makes it the top-grossing Thor film domestically. Worldwide, Love and Thunder has earned $699 million.

Minions: The Rise of Gru rounded out the top five, collecting an estimated $7.1 million for a total of $336 million after six weeks.

The Joe Koy-starring comedy Easter Sunday sputtered out of the gate, with an estimated $5.25 million for an eighth-place finish.

Elsewhere, Top Gun: Maverick finished in seventh place with an estimated $7 million. That brings its 11-week tally to $659 million, pushing it passed Titanic as the seventh all-time highest-grossing domestic film.

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