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February 5, 2019

Party of Five is back — but with a timely twist.

The '90s Fox drama followed the trials and tribulations of the Salinger siblings — played by Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf, and Lacey Chabert — orphaned after their parents were killed in a car accident. On Monday, Freeform announced it has ordered 10 episodes of a reboot, this time focusing on five siblings dealing with their parents being deported to Mexico. Freeform President Tom Ascheim told Deadline the show "embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times."

Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, the creators of the original series, are behind the reboot. The new Party of Five will star Brandon Larracuente as Emilio Acosta, Emily Tosta as Lucia Acosta, Niko Guardado as Beto Acosta, and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina Acosta. Catherine Garcia

January 30, 2019

Fans of the Caped Crusader, mark your calendars: The Batman, written and directed by Matt Reeves, will hit theaters on June 25, 2021.

After playing Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League, Ben Affleck won't be back for this movie. The film is focusing on a younger Batman, and he will be "more in his detective mode than we've seen in the films," Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. "It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It's told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it's going to be a story that will be thrilling, but also emotional."

Warner Bros. announced several release dates on Wednesday, with Doctor Sleep opening Nov. 8, 2019; The Witches, starring Anne Hathaway, on Oct. 16, 2020; DC Super Pets on May 21, 2021; and The Suicide Squad, written by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, out Aug. 6, 2021. Catherine Garcia

January 27, 2019

At the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, Black Panther won the award for best film ensemble cast, with This Is Us taking home the award for TV drama ensemble and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for TV comedy ensemble.

It was a big night for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Rachel Brosnahan won outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series and Tony Shalhoub took the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy. On the movie side, Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek won outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, while The Wife's Glenn Close won outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role. Brosnahan, Malek, and Close also won Golden Globes for their performances earlier this month.

Over the last 23 years, the winner of the SAG ensemble award has gone on to win the Academy Award for best picture only 11 times, Variety reports. The last six winners of the SAG actress award have won the Oscar, and the SAG actor winner has won the Oscar 13 times in the last 14 years. For a full list of SAG Award winners, visit Variety. Catherine Garcia

January 24, 2019

The production company behind the upcoming reboot of Red Sonja is standing behind director Bryan Singer.

On Wednesday, The Atlantic published an exposé about Singer and his relationships with underage boys, with several men accusing him of having sex with them when they were minors. Singer denied the allegations, and Avi Lerner, founder and CEO of Millennium Films, released a statement Thursday saying that he supports Singer, and is not firing him from Red Sonja.

"The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen," Lerner said. "I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven guilty." Singer was the first director of the Oscar-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody, but was fired after clashes with some of the actors and going missing from the set. He was replaced by Dexter Fletcher, but is still the only director credited for the film. Catherine Garcia

January 15, 2019

Jason Reitman considers himself "the first Ghostbusters fan," and it's only fitting that he will direct and co-write a new movie set in the original universe.

"I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans," he told Entertainment Weekly. "This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the '80s happened in the '80s, and this is set in the present day." His father, Ivan Reitman, directed the original 1984 movie, and will serve as producer of his son's project.

The movie will begin filming in the next few months, and is expected to be released in the summer of 2020, Sony Pictures said. Reitman isn't sharing any information on the plot or if any of the original actors will make appearances, because he wants "the film to unwrap like a present. We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet." Catherine Garcia

December 5, 2018

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host next month's 76th Golden Globe Awards, NBC announced Wednesday.

Both are Golden Globe winners — Oh for her performance on Grey's Anatomy, and Samberg for his work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Oh and Samberg "are the perfect choices to host this world-class event," NBC Entertainment co-chairs Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks said in a statement. "They bring wit, charm, and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television." The ceremony will air Jan. 6, with nominations set to be announced on Thursday morning. Catherine Garcia

December 4, 2018

Kevin Hart announced on Tuesday that he will host the 91st annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24.

In an Instagram post, the actor and comedian said he will work hard to make the ceremony "a special one," and considers it "the opportunity of a lifetime." Late night host Jimmy Kimmel hosted the last two Oscar shows, with ratings dropping each year; the 2018 ceremony had a record low of just 26.5 million viewers. The 2019 Academy Awards will be produced by Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss, and they've promised the ceremony won't run over three hours. Catherine Garcia

October 15, 2018

The Endeavor talent firm is in discussions to return a $400 million investment from the Saudi Arabian government's Public Investment Fund, two people with knowledge of the matter told NBC News on Monday.

The move comes after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Turkey has told U.S. officials it has audio proof that he was murdered inside the consulate.

The Public Investment Fund agreed in March to buy a small stake in Endeavor. Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel said on Monday the disappearance of Khashoggi was "upsetting" and he was "really concerned." If Endeavor does cut ties with Saudi Arabia, it would be one of the most visible moves by an American company to distance itself from the kingdom in the wake of Khashoggi's disappearance. Catherine Garcia

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