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When Amazon Prime Video’s critically acclaimed drama “Homecoming” returns with its second season, viewers will notice a big change in the cast.

As TVLine reports, Janelle Monae has been tapped to star in the new season, taking over from Julia Roberts, who won’t be returning for Season 2.

According to TVLine, Monae will play “a tenacious woman who finds herself floating in a canoe, with no memory of how she got there — or even who she is.”

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In the first season, Roberts played Heidi Bergman, a caseworker who helps soldiers transition to civilian life after completing their tours of duty, leading her to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy.

While fans may be surprised about Roberts’ “Homecoming” departure, Deadline reported back in January that she had never intended to do more than one season, but will remain as an executive producer.

Meanwhile, it’s not yet known whether stars Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky and Sissy Spacek will be returning for the second season.

“Homecoming” creator Sam Esmail told TVLine that the post-credits scene in the Season 1 finale — in which Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale) squared off with his recently appointed Geist Group superior Audrey Temple (Hong Chau) — was “a hint of things to come.”

RELATED: Report: Julia Roberts Will Not Be Returning For ‘Homecoming’ Season 2

Production on the new season of “Homecoming” is set to begin later this summer and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2020.

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Brendan Fraser definitely gave it his all while filming “The Mummy” back in the ’90s.

Fraser, who played Rick O’Connell in the 1999 flick, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about one scene in particular that saw him get hanged, but not killed, in a prison.

Fraser recalled, “I did get fully choked-out. It was scary. Rick is dangling at the end of the rope, and he’s such a tough guy that his neck didn’t snap.”

“We did the wide shot, which was the stuntman going down, and he had a harness on, and it looked great. Then they’ve got to go in [for a close-up]. There was a hangman’s gallows, and there was a hemp rope tied into a noose that was placed around my neck. The first take, I’m doing my best choking acting. Steve says, ‘Can we got for another one and take up the tension on the rope?’ I said, ‘Alright, one more take.’”

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Fraser went on, “I remember seeing the camera start to pan around, and then it was like a black iris at the end of a silent film. It was like turning down the volume switch on your home stereo, like the Death Star powering down. I regained consciousness and one of the EMTs was saying my name.”

“There was gravel in my ear and s— really hurt. The stunt coordinator came over, and he said, ‘Hi! Welcome to the club, bro! Ha ha ha!’ And I was like, ‘Ha ha, funny? Ha ha?’ Like, what the hell? I want to go home! Steven — he and I disagree — but I think he was trying to go, ‘Oh, that wacky Brendan, acting up a storm again!’, or something like that. I was like, ‘Hey, you guys think what you need to, but I’m done for the day.’”

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Despite Fraser’s version of events, director Stephen Sommers had a rather different story and blamed Fraser entirely.

He insisted, “He tightens the noose, and then, as we’re about to get the shot, he’s trying to make it look like it’s really strangling him. I guess it cut off his carotid artery, or whatever, and knocked him out. He did it to himself.”

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Taika Waititi is going from Thor to the Third Reich for his latest comedy.

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On Monday, the director and actor premiered the first trailer for his hotly anticipated WWII satire “Jojo Rabbit”

From "Visionistical" director, Teeka Wachichi, here's a "teezer traylor", for my anti-hate satire, #JojoRabbit, in theaters October 18. @rebelwilson @alfieeallen #ThomasinMcKenzie #RomanGriffinDavis @stephenmerchant #samrockwell #scarlettjohansson @jojorabbitmovie #visionistical pic.twitter.com/8o8X8cyJTD

— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) July 23, 2019

The film, which the director calls an “anti-hate” satire, stars a young boy named Jojo living in Nazi Germany, who develops an imaginary friendship with Adolph Hitler, played by Waititi himself.

“Let them say whatever they want. People used to say a lot of nasty things about me: ‘Oh, that guy’s a lunatic. He’s going to get us all killed,” Hitler tells the bullied Jojo in the trailer.

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The film also stars Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Scarlett Johansson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Thomas McKenzie and Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo.

“Jojo Rabbit” will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theatres on Oct. 18.

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John Cena returned to the ring Monday night for the eagerly anticipated RAW Reunion.

Cena joined dozens of WWE Hall of Famers and Legends for the special episode, filmed from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

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Sixteen-time world champion Cena delivered a heartfelt speech before joining the Usos in a friendly rap battle in the ring.

Cena mocked the duo for their criminal behaviour, admitting they looked just like their mugshots.

Cena, whose move into acting seems all but complete, insisted the WWE Universe would always be his home.

RELATED: John Cena Has No Plans To Ever Retire From The WWE

He shared: “I am just as excited to be standing in this ring right now as I was on Day 1.”

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Dean McDermott is getting real about the tough conversations he’s had with son Liam.

McDermott chatted about his eldest son on Monday’s episode of his “Daddy Issues” podcast, where he looked back at nasty comments about 12-year-old Liam’s weight.

The actor, 55, and his wife Tori Spelling shared a sweet family photo to Instagram in March, featuring Liam, Stella, 11, Hattie, 7, Finn, 6, and Beau, 2, eating Little Bites snacks as part of a sponsorship. But Internet trolls quickly infiltrated the comments section.

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“So [Spelling] did this post about, you know, having a snack with the family, and all the moms got up in arms. ‘You feed your kids this? … No wonder they’re obese,’” McDermott said during the episode. “So, Liam saw this. He saw it on my phone, and he took me aside, and he said, ‘Dad, am I obese?’ And I said, ‘Dude, no. You are not obese.’”

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He added, “I took him aside, and I said, ‘Look, you know what? People are going to say horrible things. We’re in the spotlight, Mom and Dad. People know who you are, and people are going to say nasty things. So you can fire back at them, or you can stop and think and send them some love.’”

And McDermott made sure to use the negative experience as a teaching moment.

“‘Think of how horrible their life must be if they’re gonna take the time to go on Mom’s account, look at it, and write something horrible about somebody they don’t know. How messed up is their life? How sad are they? They probably live in their mom’s basement. They probably have no friends,’” he said he told Liam. “So I said, ‘We can get mad about this, or we can take the high road, send them some love because they’re hurting.’ … Liam’s 12, going on 30. So, you know, he really got it.”

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Fans of “This Is Us” are eagerly anticipating the upcoming fourth season, and star Chrissy Metz had some details to share during her recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”.

According to Metz, viewers can expect to see a big twist in the season premiere that they will not see coming.

“Well, we’re going to meet some new characters, which is exciting,” Metz, 38, divulged while answering a caller’s question.

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“And we’re going to see how they’re all sort of intertwined and how they all affect the Pearsons,” she added. “That’s a pretty good clue, that’s a pretty good hint for you.”

In response to another viewer question, Metz also revealed that she and the rest of the cast already know how the beloved series is going to end.

“I know everything, we all know everything,” she said. “It’s definitely gratifying. I’m sort of nervous and scared about it because there’s so much going on, but no, it’s satisfying. I think everyone will be satisfied.”

RELATED: Chrissy Metz Opens Up About Musical Aspirations: ‘It’s Always Something I Wanted To Do’

During the after-show segment, Metz opened up about singing with Carrie Underwood on live television at this year’s ACM Awards and the decidedly 21st-century way in which she met her current boyfriend.

After Show: How Chrissy Metz Met Her Boyfriend - YouTube

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With the MTV Video Music Awards around the corner, the 2019 nominations are in and Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish leading the charge.

Both Grande and Swift, who have 10 nods each, will be up against each other in most of the same categories, including Video Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop. But Swift only has two videos eligible (“ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down”), while Grande has four (“Thank U, Next,” “7 Rings,” “God is a Woman” and 2 Chain’s “Rule the World”).

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Meanwhile, Eilish follows closely behind with nine nominations, including Best New Artist.

“Old Town Road” hitmaker Lil Nas X earned eight nods himself, sliding behind Eilish in third.

Along with their nominations announcement, MTV has introduced two categories Video For Good (Halsey – “Nightmare”, The Killers – “Land of the Free”, Jamie N Commons & Skylar Grey – “Runaway Train (ft. Gallant)”, John Legend – “Preach”, Lil Dicky – “Earth” and Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”) and Best K-Pop (BTS – “Boy With Luv (ft. Halsey)”, BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”, Monsta X – “Who Do You Love (ft. French Montana)”, TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog”, NCT 127 – “Regular” and EXO – “Tempo”).

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The 2019 MTV VMAs will air live on August 26.

See the full list of nominees below:

Video Of The Year

21 Savage – “a lot (ft. J. Cole)”

Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”

Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”

Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”

Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)” (Remix)

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Artist Of The Year

Cardi B

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Halsey

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

Song Of The Year

Drake – “In My Feelings”

Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”

Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)” (Remix)

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Best New Artist

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

H.E.R.

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

ROSALÍA

Best Collaboration

Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)” (Remix)

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

Taylor Swift – “ME! (ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco)”

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”

BTS – “Boy With Luv (ft. Halsey)”

Push Artist Of The Year

Bazzi

CNCO

Billie Eilish

H.E.R.

Lauv

Lizzo

Best Pop

5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”

Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”

Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”

Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”

Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Khalid – “Talk”

Best Hip-Hop

2 Chainz – “Rule the World (ft. Ariana Grande)”

21 Savage – “a lot (ft. J. Cole)””

Cardi B – “Money”

DJ Khaled – “Higher (ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend)”

Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)” (Remix)

Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE (ft. Drake)”

Best R&B

Anderson .Paak – “Make It Better (ft. Smokey Robinson)”

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”

H.E.R. – “Could’ve Been (ft. Bryson Tiller)”

Alicia Keys – “Raise A Man”

Ella Mai – “Trip”

Normani – “Waves (ft. 6lack)”

Best K-Pop

BTS – “Boy With Luv (ft. Halsey)”

BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”

Monsta X – “Who Do You Love (ft. French Montana)”

TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog”

NCT 127 – “Regular”

EXO – “Tempo”

Best Latin

Anuel AA & Karol G – “Secreto”

Bad Bunny – “MIA (ft. Drake)”

benny blanco – “I Can’t Get Enough (ft. Tainy, Selena Gomez & J Balvin)”

Daddy Yankee – “Con Calma (ft. Snow)”

Maluma – “Mala Mía”

ROSALÍA & J Balvin – “Con Altura (ft. El Guincho)”

Best Dance

The Chainsmokers – “Call You Mine (ft. Bebe Rexha)”

Clean Bandit – “Solo (ft. Demi Lovato)”

DJ Snake – “Taki Taki (ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B)”

David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name”

Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”

Silk City & Dua Lipa – “Electricity”

Best Rock

The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It”

Fall Out Boy – “Bishops Knife Trick”

Imagine Dragons – “Natural”

Lenny Kravitz – “Low”

Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”

twenty one pilots – “My Blood”

Video For Good

Halsey – “Nightmare”

The Killers – “Land of the Free”

Jamie N Commons & Skylar Grey – “Runaway Train (ft. Gallant)”

John Legend – “Preach”

Lil Dicky – “Earth”

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Direction

Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Directed by Dave Meyers

FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang

Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis

Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)” (Remix) – Directed by Calmatic

LSD – “No New Friends” – Directed by Dano Cerny

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over” – Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo

FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog

Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman” – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic

DJ Khaled – “Just Us (ft. SZA)” – Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi

LSD – “No New Friends” – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

Best Editing

Anderson .Paak – “Tints (ft. Kendrick Lamar)” – Editing by Elias Talbot

Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)” (Remix) – Editing by Calmatic

Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Editing by Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh

Solange – “Almeda” – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Editing by Jarrett Fijal

Best Art Direction

BTS – “Boy With Luv (ft. Halsey)” – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)

Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Art Direction by John Richoux

Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)” (Remix) – Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Art Direction by Brittany Porter

Kanye West and Lil’ Pump – “I Love It (ft. Adele Givens)” – Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

Best Choreography

FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne

ROSALÍA & J Balvin – “Con Altura (ft. El Guincho)” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna

LSD – “No New Friends” – Choreography by Ryan Heffington

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Island Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv

Solange – “Almeda” – Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles

BTS – “Boy With Luv (ft. Halsey)” – Choreography by Rie Hata

Best Cinematography

Anderson .Paak – “Tints (ft. Kendrick Lamar)” – Cinematography by Elias Talbot

Billie Eilish – “hostage” – Cinematography by Pau Castejon

Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham

Solange – “Almeda” – Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

 

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Fred Savage is having a hard time showing his childhood favourite films to his kids.

The actor was on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Monday and talked about the fact that a lot of beloved movies from the ’80s just don’t hold up anymore.

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“The kids like ‘The Princess Bride’. But we do try to show them movies that we loved as kids,” the 43-year-old said. “And they’re very problematic now in this age of trying to raise very kind of socially aware, morally responsible kids. And you try to show them these movies and we’ll be like, ‘Kids, we’re gonna show you a movie!’ and they’ll be like, ‘Oh, great, what misogynistic, racist movie are you gonna show us today?’ And I’m like ‘What are you talking about?!’ And we look at the movies and I’m like, ‘Oh, these are problems.’”

As an example, Savage pointed to the 1984 classic “Splash”, starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah as a mermaid who grows legs.

As Savage says, the movie features “a lot of nudging about this guy taking a girl that can’t walk or talk up to his apartment.”

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Then there’s the other Hanks classic “Big”, in which part of the plot involves an adult woman having sex with a young boy in the body of an adult man.

“And then you defend it and say horrible things!” Savage said, “You say like, ‘But he was dressed like an adult! He was acting like an adult! How was she to know? He was dressed wrong!’”

He added, “Guys, it’s rough out there. Watch ‘em again with a new lens and it all falls apart.”

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Wesley Snipes has voiced his opinion on Mahershala Ali being cast to replace him as the new Blade.

Snipes said in a statement to ET Canada: “To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL good. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew – always a fan.”

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“Honour and respect to the grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come. Inshallah, we will someday work together.”

“Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de [sic] story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique.”

RELATED: Tessa Thompson, Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige Confirm LGBTQ+ Storyline For Valkyrie In ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’

Bosses are yet to reveal much about the upcoming flick, but it was recently announced at Comic-Con that the movie would take place in Marvel’s Phase 5.

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The 1975 took the stage of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” Monday night but apparently the stage wasn’t big enough for frontman Matt Healy.

Healy — a close friend of host James Corden — pulled out all the stops during the band’s performance of “I Like America & America Likes Me” from their latest album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, running off the stage and taking a seat at Corden’s “Late Late Show” desk.

Clad in a blue jumpsuit and red Converse sneakers, Healy then hopped on top of Corden’s desk as he continued the energetic performance, singing directly into the camera before running back to the stage and climbing atop drummer George Daniel’s kick drum.

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When the song concluded, a smiling Corden strode over and gave Healy a huge hug.

In an interview with Pitchfork, Healy explained the decision to use auto-tune on his voice for that track.

“Not only does it tune your voice, it stops it, compresses it, punctuates it,” said Healy. “It turns it into an instrument. But also, this song started out as an homage to SoundCloud rap. It’s the sound of America to me at the moment. I was almost going to put it out with just mumble lyrics, to see how far I could take it.”

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