Producer Barbara Broccoli teases a "reinvention" of James Bond is two years away


Don't expect to see Daniel Craig's successor as James Bond for at least two years.

That's the word to Deadline from Barbara Broccoli, the longtime producer of the 007 films with her stepbrother and producing partner Michael G. Wilson.

With speculation flying as to who will next don the super-spy's tux -- with names including Chris Hemsworth, Henry Cavill and Idris Elba being bandied about -- Broccoli insists, "Nobody's in the running."

She says of Ian Fleming's secret agent, who was apparently killed off-screen at the end of No Time To Die, "We're working out where to go with him, we're talking that through."

The producer adds, "There isn't a script and we can't come up with one until we decide how we're going to approach the next film because, really, it's a reinvention of Bond. We're reinventing who he is, and that takes time ..."

Whoever does step into them has some big, gadget-filled shoes to fill: No Time To Die made more than $774 million worldwide.

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Nick Cannon is turning “pain into purpose” with new foundation in honor of his late son, Zen

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Nick Cannon has formed a new pediatric cancer foundation in honor of his late son, Zen, who died of brain cancer in December. He hopes the organization will help lessen the pain for families with children suffering from cancer.

"I'm a true believer in turning your pain into purpose," The Masked Singer host told Entertainment Tonight"To know how much joy that he brought our family, I just wanted to spread that light."

Cannon announced the Zen's Light Foundation with his son's mother, Alyssa Scott, on Friday, one day after what would have been Zen's first birthday. His goal "is to foster global excellence in hope, grief-care, and pediatric healthcare for families and children in need."

The 41-year-old entertainer posted photos on Instagram of "a beautiful lighting ceremony to honor the life of an Angel" and commemorate the foundation's launch.

"Can't wait for next year where our Lighting Gala will continue [to] grow to help find a cure for pediatric cancer, further research and help console more families during difficult times," Cannon wrote.

Nick is also currently hosting his MTV Wild ‘N Out Live tour, which wraps up Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Dakota Johnson calls making '50 Shades of Grey' a "psychotic" experience

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Although she ultimately says she's "proud" of it, Dakota Johnson described making the first 50 Shades of Grey film as a "psychotic" experience.

The actor opened up to Vanity Fair about the behind-the-scenes drama of the movie, which spawned two sequels. She played Anastasia Steele opposite Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey.

"If I had known at the time that's what it was going to be like, I don't think anyone would've done it," Johnson admitted. "I signed up to do a very different version of the film we ended up making."

She laid blame on a "combo" of the directors and "the author of the books," E.J. James.

"She had a lot of creative control, all day, every day, and she just demanded that certain things happen," Johnson said.

"There were parts of the books that just wouldn't work in a movie, like the inner monologue, which was at times incredibly cheesy. It wouldn't work to say out loud. It was always a battle. Always."

She explained, "We'd do the takes of the movie that Erika [E.L.] wanted to make, and then we would do the takes of the movie that we wanted to make. The night before, I would rewrite scenes with the old dialogue ... It was like mayhem all the time."

Overall, she called the making of the project "psychotic," but added, "No, I don't regret it."

Johnson clarified, "Look, it was great for our careers. So amazing. So lucky. But it was weird. So, so weird."

She also threw cold water on rumors that she was feuding with her on-screen lover, Dornan, off-screen. "There was never a time when we didn't get along," she said. "I know it's weird, but he's like a brother to me. I love him so, so, so much."

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Elizabeth Olsen will "never" think of her 'Multiverse of Madness' character as a "baddie"

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(POTENTIAL SPOILERS) Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff may have been causing multiversal chaos as the Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but she doesn't see her character as a villain.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran recently stopped by Good Morning America to answer fan questions. When asked about what it was like to play an evil character, Olsen said, "I will never think of her as a baddie."

"I think she learns a lesson, but I think of her as she's just processing big emotions," she explained, drawing a parallel between her MCU persona and the protagonist of her and husband Robbie Arnett's new children's book, Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective, out now.

Olsen described Hattie Harmony's name as being "inspired by helping kids deal with big, complicated feelings that are hard to understand or identify" and giving kids the language and tools to manage those feelings.

The Emmy-nominated actress said she utilized methods like mindful movement and mindful breathing when dealing with "a lot of weird panic attacks" in her early 20s, which she said "really threw me off."

"I never had a stress ball, but I would do other kinds of body tension things to help relieve the anxiety in my head or the stress or the overwhelming feelings I would get," she continued. "And also the positive self-talk that Hattie uses I feel like we could all use a little bit of that."

With the fate of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch left uncertain at the end of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Olsen said she doesn't know what's next for her in the MCU.

"I would love to know myself," she said. "Keep spreading rumors and maybe they'll hire me again."

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Mandy Moore cancels tour amid pregnancy

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Mandy Moore is putting her family first and cancelling her tour.

Taking to Instagram Tuesday, the This Is Us star, who is expecting her second child with husband Taylor Goldsmith, shared, "It is with a heavy heart and much consideration that I have to let you all know that I am cancelling my remaining show dates in 2022.

"It has been an honor and an absolute dream to return to the stage again this past month, performing for all of you," she continued.

The actress, 38 -- who is also mom to 16-month-old son August Harrison -- explained that she wasn't pregnant when the shows were booked and while she thought she "could power though," it was "long hours" and "not getting proper rest" that ultimately made it "too challenging to proceed."

"I know that I have to put my family and my health (and the health of my baby) first and the best place for me to be right now is at home," she wrote.

Moore thanked her fans for their support and for respecting her decision, before notifying them that all tickets will be refunded.

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Wendy Williams gives health update, shares plans for podcast

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Wendy, who has been battling health issues including lymphedema -- a condition that causes swelling due to a blockage in the lymphatic system, according to the Mayo Clinic -- also revealed that she only has about five percent of feeling left in her feet.

While lifting her swollen foot up for the camera, the longtime host said, "Do you see this? [My foot] is up and down. I can only feel maybe five percent of my feet, do you understand?" She then clarified that she can "stand up" on her own and doesn't need the help of a wheelchair.

The Wendy Williams Show ran for 13 seasons, with Wendy on hiatus from the show's final season as she dealt with her various health conditions. The final season continued with a rotation of guests hosts before ending on June 17.

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In Brief: 'Who's The Boss?' reboot gets green light, and more

Elvis director Baz Luhrmann announced on Tuesday that he's turning Australia, his epic 2008 romance film starring Nicole Kidman, into a six-episode director's cut version for Hulu titled Faraway Downs. “I originally set out to take the notion of the sweeping Gone with the Wind-style epic and turn it on its head...A way of using romance and epic drama to shine a light on the roles of First Nations people and the painful scar in Australian history of the ‘Stolen Generations,’” Luhrmann explained in a statement obtained by Variety. He added, “While Australia the film has its own life, there was another telling of this story.” It’s one that includes “alternative plot twists that an episodic format has allowed us to explore.” Faraway Downs is set to launch this winter...

The first trailer for Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives, based on the 2018 mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooding Thai cave, dropped on Tuesday. Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen play John Volanthen and Richard Stanton, two of the divers involved in the mission. After considering various options, the rescue team decided to remove the boys one by one by rendering them unconscious and swimming through the tunnels with them. Thirteen Lives -- also starring Paul GleesonTom Bateman and Joel Edgerton -- is set for a limited theatrical release on July 29, before streaming on Amazon Prime Video August 5...

Deadline reports Amazon Freevee, formerly IMDB TV, is developing a reboot of the 1980s sitcom Who's the Boss?, executive-produced by Norman Lear and featuring Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza reprising their roles as father and daughter Tony and Samantha Micelli. The reboot will reportedly follow Samantha's life as a single mother, now living in the same house where the original was set, and her relationship with her now-retired dad. Judith Light and Danny Pintauro, who also starred in the original, are not attached to the new series as of yet.  Katherine Helmond, who also starred in the original series, which aired on ABC from 1984-1992, died in 2019...

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'Jerry and Marge Go Large's Larry Wilmore discusses the movie's "inspirational" message

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In the new Paramount+ film Jerry and Marge Go Large, a couple, played by Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening, beat the lottery by exploiting a loophole in the math and use the winnings to benefit their town.

Larry Wilmore plays the couple's accountant, and he tells ABC Audio the script fell into his lap when he needed it the most -- during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I really [needed] something to give me hope," he recalls. "And just that story of Jerry and Marge, you know, just how simple it was. I mean, the guy...just he just wanted to figure out puzzles, you know? He wasn't trying to win money. That was like a bonus...And then the fact that he got the whole town involved, that was fantastic. I love that part of it."

The multitalented 60-year-old comedian, whose numerous credits include serving as executive producer on the ABC sitcom, black-ish, and as a co-creator, with Issa Rae, on the HBO series Insecure, reveals that once upon a time, math was actually his thing, but comedy eventually won out.

"I was taking calculus as a sophomore in high school...I was on that math track," he explains. "But after a while, comedy just became a little more fun than the math, you know?...I'm not like math genius type of thing, way far from that."

Wilmore says he used to play the lottery "all the time" back in the day, but not so much these days.

"I'm a big-stakes lottery guy," he shares. "If it's like 25 million, I'm like, come on, lottery. You got to do better than that...But when it's like 500 million?...I'm like, okay, you can get my $2, on 500 million."

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Sean Penn meets with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy again

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Sean Penn has returned to Ukraine, where he was shooting a documentary when the Russian invasion began, and he's apparently back to work there.

The Oscar-winning actor reportedly met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, where the president reportedly thanked him "for the attention and support he has provided to Ukraine since the beginning of the war," according to the Ukrainian Presidential News Service.

"Sean, we are very interested in showing the world what happened around Kyiv," Zelenskyy was quoted as saying. "I know you were here in the early days of this war. Much has changed in Kyiv. But there are some cities around Kyiv that are very important to show to the world -- to show what Russia has done."

For his part, Penn reportedly was interested in visiting various places in the country to document what has happened since he fled the country on foot into Poland back in February.

He said in a statement to People at the time, "President Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people have risen as historic symbols of courage and principle," calling the country "the tip of the spear for the democratic embrace of dreams."

In June, Penn's Community Organized Relief Effort raised money for the war-torn country at an event that Zelenskyy addressed remotely.

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Chris Hemsworth turns 'Thor' premiere into family date night with wife and kids

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Chris Hemsworth turned the Australian premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder into a family date night.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe actor, 38, brought along wife Elsa Pataky and their twin sons, Tristan and Sasha, for the star-studded event at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney on Monday.

Hemsworth kept things casual with an all-black look, pairing a T-shirt with a blazer and pants while Pataky rocked a black dress with cut-outs and sequins at the top for a hint of sparkle.

The couple's 8-year-old sons wore their best red carpet ensembles as they adorably clung to their dad while posing for photos.

Hemsworth and Pataky, who married in December 2010, also share a 10-year-old daughter, India.

Thor: Love and Thunder sees Taika Waititi returning to direct the God of Thunder's newest adventure. Hemsworth's titular hero is once again joined by Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, the king of New Asgard. Natalie Portman's Jane Foster takes on the title of Mighty Thor.

And keeping it in the family, both Pataky and Sasha are credited with small parts in the movie; Chris' brother Luke Hemsworth also reprises a small role from Ragnarok.

Playing the movie's villain, Gorr the God Butcher, is Christian Bale. The Guardians of the Galaxy are also featured in the film, including Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

Thor: Love and Thunder premieres in theaters July 8 from Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Who ya gonna call? 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' sequel haunting theaters December 20, 2023

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ABC Audio has confirmed that the anticipated sequel to the hit reboot Ghostbusters: Afterlife is due in theaters December 20, 2023.

As hinted in the end credits of that film, the live action sequel will return to the original two Ghostbusters films' original haunting grounds, New York City.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife arrived in theaters in November 2021 after multiple pandemic delays. It was directed and co-written by Jason Reitman, the son of the series' original director, Ivan Reitman, who died earlier this year.

The Columbia Pictures film, which starred Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and original Ghostbusters cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, made around $200 million globally.

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Tisha Campbell on why she doubts there will be a 'Martin' reboot

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Tisha Campbell joined Martin Lawrence and other cast members from his self-titled sitcom for a 30-year anniversary reunion on June 16 on BET+, inspiring many fans to call for a reboot of the '90s series. However, Campbell doubts the show will have a second life.

The NAACP Image Award winner loved reminiscing with the famed comedian and co-stars Tichina Arnold and Carl Anthony Payne II, however, one key actor was missing, the late Thomas Mikal Ford, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 52.

“Tommy is not with us,” Tisha told Entertainment Tonight. “We would miss him so much. Well never say never, like Martin says, but it's just too hard to see ourselves without him."

Campbell, whose extensive acting credits include House Party, Boomerang and School Daze, is now looking forward to next month’s premiere of her new TV series, Uncoupled, co-starring Neil Patrick Harris.

"It's really a very different show," she says. "It's [produced by] Darren Starr, who created Sex and the City, and it's like a Sex and the City but got a little bit of LGBTQ happening. So it's a really a beautiful piece. I am very proud of it, and I got to work with some amazing actors -- Tony Award winners and Oscar winners -- so I am really excited about this show."

Uncoupled debuts July 29 on Netflix

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Chris Pratt says he "cried" about internet trolling regarding his family life

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(NOTE LANGUAGE) In the new issue of Men's HealthChris Pratt addresses, for the first time, online backlash from a sweet comment he made about his wife and daughter.

As reported, Pratt was flamed for celebrating the birth of Lyla, his first daughter with Katherine Schwarzenegger and his second child after 9-year-old son Jack with ex-wife Anna Faris.

Pratt and Schwarzenegger recently had a second daughter, Eloise.

"I said something like, '... I'm so thankful for my wife -- she gave me a beautiful, healthy daughter,'" Pratt recalls. "And then a bunch of articles came out and said, 'That's so cringeworthy. I can't believe Chris Pratt would thank her for a healthy daughter when his first child was born premature. That's such a dig at his ex-wife.'"

The Jurassic World series star said, "That is f***ed up. My son's gonna read that one day. He's 9. And it's etched in digital stone. It really f***ing bothered me, dude. I cried about it ..."

"[W]hy are they coming after me?" he asked rhetorically of internet trolls, many of whom also harp on Pratt's faith.

On that, he adds, "I didn't know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I'm not a religious person."

Pratt explains, "I think there's a distinction between being religious -- adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God -- and using it to control people ... abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred ..."

The star of Amazon Studio's upcoming The Terminal List, adds, "The evil that's in the heart of every single man has glommed on to the back of religion and come along for the ride."

Pratt also denied a frequent troll topic, tying him to the Hillsong Church, which some accused of having an anti-gay agenda. "I never went to Hillsong," Pratt says plainly. "I don't know anyone from that church."

In the article, Pratt's friend and Guardians of the Galaxy series director James Gunn adds, "It absolutely infuriates me. Chris is unspeakably kind to people; he goes out of his way to help kids. He's an especially loving father. And there's a lot of stuff that people have literally just made up about him -- about his politics, about who he is, about what he believes of other people, you know?"

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Husband and wife Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn hosting dating reality show 'The Real Love Boat'

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Real life husband and wife Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn will help couples look for love of their own on a new CBS dating reality show inspired by the classic '70s series The Love Boat.

The Real Love Boat will take place aboard a Princess Cruise ship, like the show that inspired it. The new series will "bring singles together to sail the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise ship while looking for love," CBS teases.

"Destination dates, challenges and surprise singles will test the couples’ compatibility and chemistry," the network continues. "Like the beloved original scripted series, the indispensable crew members, including captain and cruise director, will play pivotal roles in the matchmaking and navigation of the romantic (and sometimes turbulent) waters ahead."

CBS notes that after nearly one month at sea, one winning couple will dock in the final port and take home a cash prize plus a once-in-a-lifetime trip, courtesy of Princess Cruises.

For their part, O'Connell and Romijn noted, "After years of consuming, arguing about and dissecting unscripted television, hosting a reality series where a group of singles look for love while aboard a Princess Cruise ship, seemed like a dream come true."

The celebrity couple added, "When we heard it was aboard THE REAL LOVE BOAT, that dream got an iconic theme song – 'we promise something for everyone.'"

For the pair, the show is a continued relationship with CBS: O'Connell is a co-host of The Talk, and Romijn is a crew member on a ship of another kind, the USS Enterprise, in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

The Real Love Boat show sets sail Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m.

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Woody Allen says he'll direct one more film in controversy-free interview with Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin had an Instagram Live interview with Woody Allen on Tuesday, and not surprisingly, both stars avoided controversial topics.

Baldwin had said he "couldn't care less" about what people had to say about the interview, and true to form, comments were turned off for the conversation.

The chat had some technical glitches -- which got under Baldwin's skin. "They need to be in a room with the best Wi-Fi in the house," he told Woody's team after the filmmaker repeatedly froze. "What do they have going on in there?!"

Woody has denied accusations he molested his adopted daughter Dylan when she was a child, which resurfaced after the 2021 HBO documentary Allen v. Farrow.

For his part, Baldwin didn't mention his own negative headlines, stemming from firing the bullet that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the set of Rust.

Instead, the actors, who worked together on three films, reminisced about Allen's career, changes in the movie industry and more.

Allen admitted he will step back from directing movies following an effort that will shoot in Paris this fall and blamed the changing landscape of entertainment.

"A lot of the thrill is gone," he griped about making movies. "...now you do a movie, you get a couple weeks in a movie house...and it goes right to...streaming."

He added, "It's not the same…It's not as enjoyable to me."

Baldwin agreed, expressing, "now what people want is to press pause, and make a pitcher of martinis..."

Allen explained he doesn't "have the time" to watch any current shows on TV, instead turning to sports, the news and Turner Classic Movies.

Baldwin, famously expecting his seventh kid, expressed, "Sometimes I watch TV to get away to another land, because I'm overwhelmed by my children."

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