Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Following a viral success of a special election-themed video starring the cast of Will & Grace in September, talks are underway to revive the hit NBC sitcom, according to TheHollywood Reporter.
The publication reports that the idea is to bring back the show as a 10-episode limited series. So far, there are no deals in place with the show's four stars:Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes.
Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that it's "extremely early" in the process and it's not clear if the project will actually get underway.
Will & Grace ran for eight seasons and won 16 Emmys, including trophies for all four main stars. It was also one of the most successful series to feature gay main characters.
The election-themed video featured Will and Grace in the present day, trying to convince Jack to vote for Hillary Clinton, while Karen, a close personal friend of Donald Trump's, tries to sway him the other way. Finally, Will talks Jack into going Democratic by pointing out that Katy Perry is a Clinton supporter.
Richard Foreman(NEW YORK) -- Ewan McGregor's newest film -- and his directorial debut -- American Pastoral, is set in 1968, and has the Scottish actor playing a New Jersey man whose daughter tears their family apart when she falls in with political radicals and becomes a domestic terrorist. He says to cover up his native accent, he took inspiration from an unlikely source: Goodfellas star Ray Liotta.
McGregor told Live with Kelly's Kelly Ripa, "I listened to him doing an...interview about this movie that he produced. And I would listen to him before I went on, because he's...from the right place, he had the right accent. So I listened to a bit of Ray."
American Pastoral is based on the Phillip Roth bestseller. While it's a period piece, McGregor says the family's struggle is timeless.
"I wanted very much for the period not to be a barrier...I felt very much for these characters when I read the script, and I think we feel very much for the characters when we watch the movie," he explained. "And some...movies...if the period is in your face, it becomes a barrier between yourself and the people that you're watching. And I think we achieved that."
American Pastoral, which also stars Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, Emmy winner Uzo Aduba, andDakota Fanning, is currently in limited release but will open in additional theaters in the coming weeks.
Todd Williamson/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been four years since Angus T. Jones described his former show, Two and a Half Men, as "filth" and begged people to stop watching.
Now, after attending college and living a "normal existence," the 23-year-old, who played happy-go-lucky kid Jake Harper for 10 seasons, admits that his thinking got "pretty doomsday."
"If you’d asked me a few years ago if I wanted to get back involved in the industry, I would have said, ‘No. Not at all,’" he told People magazine in a new interview.
"I got pretty doomsday with my thinking for a long time, but now I’m having fun and enjoying where I’m at," he said. "I no longer feel like every step I take is on a land mine."
Jones was cast on the show in 2003 at the age of 9, alongside actors Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen. By age 17, he was making over $300,000 an episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But in 2012, he made a video testimonial about becoming a Seventh-Day Adventist and went on an extended tirade about Two and a Half Men.
He later apologized for bashing the show. After finishing out the 10th season, he never appeared on the show again.
Instead, Jones enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he said, "I wasn’t the center of everyone’s attention, and that was nice."
Currently "on a break" from school, he told People he plans on eventually getting his degree. But, for now, he’s back living in Los Angeles, where he enjoys spending time with his 10-year-old brother Otto.
"Getting to be a part of his life is one of my most favorite things," Jones said.
Disney Channel(NEW YORK) -- Raven-Symoné has announced she's leaving The View later this season to executive produce and star in a That's So Raven spinoff.
The actress made the announcement while live on The View Thursday, telling her co-hosts, "I'm gonna be leaving...before the year is up... And I've had such a great time, I just want to say, I've been on this panel with multiple females, I've had wonderful times with you."
She then thanked what she called her "men in black," who work behind the scenes at the talk show.
Symoné is scheduled to relocate from New York City to Los Angeles for the revamped series, where she will reprise her role as the psychic Raven Baxter. In the spinoff, Raven will play a newly-divorced mother raising two pre-teen kids, one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.
Symoné's starred on That's So Raven from 2003 to 2007, when she was a teenager. Her final day on The View has not yet been announced.
With Raven's exit, the co-host table now includes Good Morning America weekend anchor Sara Hines, who was added in August, plus moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bureand Paula Faris.
ABC Image Group LA(NEW YORK) -- Patton Oswalt's wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in April, and on Wednesday he told the The New York Times that he suspected that she overdosed accidentally.
Explaining that McNamara had been anxiously working on a new book, Oswalt, who was concerned for her health, told the newspaper that he'd suggested she "sleep until you wake up." According to Oswalt, on April 21, McNamara took a Xanax and went to bed. The next morning, she was still snoring at 9:40 a.m., but two hours later, when Oswalt checked on her again, he discovered that she was not breathing.
She was pronounced dead by paramedics, and the coroner has yet to release a cause of death.
“I have a feeling it might have been an overdose,” Oswalt told the Times, noting that she took Xanax. “That’s what the paramedics there were saying while I was screaming and throwing up.”
Oswalt married McNamara in 2005, and they welcomed their daughter Alice in 2009. The actor said that the day McNamara died was the second-worst day of his life, with the worst being "when I told my daughter the next day."
Now, Oswalt is working with a researcher and a journalist to finish his late wife's book about a serial killer, and he's also dedicated to helping his daughter remember her mother. Every night, he and Alice write down three things they remember about her.
The comedian also is working on new material which he plans to perform at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 3. He says returning to the stage will be, as he puts it, "a rebuke to grief, an acceptance of the messiness of life." He adds, "I’ll never be at 100 percent again, but that won’t stop me from living this.”
Getty Images/Jason Kempin(LONDON) -- Gerard Butler will reprise his role as Secret Service agent Mike Bannon in Angel Has Fallen, a third film in a series that began with 2013's White House attack flick Olympus Has Fallen.
The original film -- and its 2016 follow-up London Has Fallen -- did well enough to prompt the threequel; the series also stars Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, who plays the speaker of the House, and Aaron Eckhart, who plays the president.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this time, Butler's character will be the attackers' target, along with the commander-in-chief, whose official plane, Air Force One, is code-named Angel.
Workers repair Donald Trump’s damaged Hollywood Walk of Fame star; AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It will cost thousands to repair Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That’s what Leron Gubler, the president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, told ABC News.
With repairs already underway, Gubler says it’ll cost between $3,000 and $10,000 to fix the damage.
"It's mostly the cost of the labor," Gubler explained. "The stars are composed of the brass symbols and the terrazzo is concrete with marble chips, so it's a process. It takes quite a bit of work -- several hours worth. It'll take several days to season before they can polish and restore it."
The Republican presidential nominee's star was destroyed early Wednesday. Deadline reports a man named James Otis has claimed responsibility, telling the website he aimed to remove the star entirely and auction it to raise money for women who’ve accused Trump of sexual assault. Trump has denied all wrongdoing.
Trump, 70, earned his star in 2007 for his work on the show The Apprentice.
Gubler noted that in the future, Trump's star will remain unguarded, as all the other stars are, and said it will not be removed.
"Once a star is installed it becomes part of the historic fabric of the Walk of Fame. We have never removed a star in the 56-year history of the Walk of Fame," Gubler said. "Once you remove one star, it sets a precedent and opens Pandora's box."
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- When Prince’s estate is finally settled, there will be two fewer people collecting a piece of it.
Carver County, MN, District Judge Kevin Eide on Wednesday excluded two would-be heirs from any further consideration, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Brianna and Victoria Nelson claimed they were entitled to a share because Prince referred to their father, Duane Nelson Sr., as his brother, because Prince’s father, John L. Nelson, treated Duane Nelson like a son.
However, Eide ruled that without evidence of a genetic connection between Nelson and Prince, whose birth name was Prince Rogers Nelson, there’s no law to support the sisters’ claim. Prince died April 21 of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.
The ruling leaves six heirs with claim to the estate: Tyka Nelson, who’s Prince’s sister, and five half-siblings.
A seventh person may also have a claim. Corey Simmons, who’s Brianna Nelson’s half-brother, insists Prince’s father intended to adopt Duane Nelson, Simmons’ father. Confused yet? Judge Eide gave Simmons until November 25 to produce evidence supporting his claim.
Although Prince’s estate’s estimated to be worth up to $300 million, there may not be much left to split after the tax bill is paid, which is expected to take about half of the estate’s value.
Marvel - 2016(LOS ANGELES) -- Marvel's upcoming blockbuster movie, Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as an arrogant surgeon-turned-seeker-turned-Sorcerer Supreme. But behind every great man, as they say, are some great women.
Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton sat down with ABC's Chris Connelly to talk all about the movie, and their respective roles.
Strange has already been heralded for it's eye-popping special effects -- effects special enough to excite the movie's co-stars.
"Magic even for us because these people are so cutting edge they're inventing the programs kind of a week ago to be honest," Swinton marveled. "I mean, the film is still wet as far as I know," she added with a laugh.
Swinton stars as an incarnation as a wise guide to the unseen world, The Ancient One -- a character who is bald, originally male, and, as the character's name implies: OLD.
The role was specifically written with her in mind, director Scott Derrickson has said, so how did Swinton accept that in youth-obsessed Hollywood? "...[B]eyond accepting that he wanted someone ancient, which I was very happy to take on the chin, yeah," she laughed.
"No, The Ancient One absolutely does me well. Apart from everything else, people say I'm too young to play someone 700 years old."
As McAdams' Dr. Christine Palmer joins Dr. Stephen Strange to mourn the loss of his surgical gifts in an accident, she marveled at Cumberbatch's craft. "He is so emotionally in touch with his feelings, I mean, we spent a whole day crying and I've never cried for that long," she notes. "You know, and it was take after take after take and I just thought, you're my rabbit's foot. I have to take you everywhere with me."
Doctor Strange opens nationwide on Friday, November 4 from Marvel Studios, which is owned by ABC News' parent company, Disney.
Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Get ready to freak out, to cringe and scream! This is, of course, the season of all things creepy. That means now is the perfect time to binge-watch the scariest flicks of all time.
But before you grab the obligatory popcorn, candy and perhaps even a security blanket, you’ll need to know just which movies will scare the bejesus out of you. Peter Travers, host of ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers, breaks down the best of the best to help you get your scare on.
In an all-new Halloween special, Travers said zombies are the most popular genre of horror movies right now, especially because of the rising popularity of zombie shows on TV.
“Come on, zombies are everywhere. The Walking Dead has come back for season seven,” Travers said. “And we have to ask, ‘What are our favorite zombie movies? And why are we so obsessed with them?’
“I know that my favorite of this that started it all for me is Night of the Living Dead. That’s George Romero. It’s black and white. And I remember that opening scene in the cemetery where that old man said, ‘They’re coming for you, Barbara.’ It’s just so scary. It always gets me.”
Romero’s Dawn of the Dead also made Travers’ list. But with less scare-factor. “I laugh at it as well as be scared of it,” he said.
But there’s one zombie movie that Travers said tops his list.
"The top zombie movie of the 21st century is a movie called, 28 Days Later," he said. "These zombies moved like this," Travers said while moving his hands like speeding race cars. “They were fabulous. They knew how to move. This movie still gets me. It’s one of the scariest ever to me.”
But if zombies aren’t your thing, maybe vampires will do it for you.
“There’s a movie that you don’t know about that I want you to watch. It’s directed by Catherine Bigelow,” Travers said. “Yes, that Catherine Bigelow who won an Oscar for The Hurt Locker. Before that she made a movie called Near Dark, which is kind of a Western version of a vampire movie. It sneaks up on you and it just knocks you down.”
Just how much fun can one have during the Halloween season without ghosts? Probably not much. Travers included several ghost movies on his list.
“Who can forget The Sixth Sense where little Haley Joel Osment kept running around saying, ‘I See Dead People?’” Travers said. “And the truth is, he did. And that movie with Bruce Willis -- I think that was his last really great performance -- can still give you the chills.”
Travers added, “Then of course there was The Ring, which Naomi Watts was in when it was the American version. But all of you Japanese horror fans know that the best one is called Ringu. I don’t want to say anything [more] because if you’re going to watch it, you’ve already seen Naomi Watts do it. Watch the Japanese version of it.
There's still another horror flick category that seems to have found a cult following.
“For the new world, we have a bunch of Conjuring movies now, Conjuring 1 and 2, which are actually quite good if you want to see a haunted house movie. Amityville Horror; never liked it, never will like it," Travers said. “But The Conjuring gets what we need to get. “
Over the years demonic figures like Jason Voorhees have become all the rage. And they've found a solid place in the scary movie lineup.
“You should all have this argument at home,” Travers said. “Which one of these demonic figures is the scariest? Freddie Krueger always got me because he had those slicy Edward Scissorhands kind of things going and haunted your dreams. But then there are all those Halloween movies with Michael Meyers in it. He had that mask and it was, ‘Ooh’. And then we have a bunch of Friday the 13th movies which has Jason Voorhees. The only one worth watching is the first one."
Travers said there are some great scary movies most people have never heard of.
“There’s one called Frailty. It’s with Bill Paxton and he basically is telling his sons that demons are roaming the earth and that they have to grow up and learn to kill them,” Travers said. “The man is crazier than anything I’ve ever seen in a movie.”
Don’t Look Now and Martyrs also made it on the list.
“This is a dare to you. If you can sit through all of Martyrs and not need some kind of bucket to throw up in, you get an award from me,” Travers joked. “If you really want to test yourself, that’s the one to do it.”
So what are really the best movies of all time that will work and that will still get you, the true classics? You may have guessed that Carrie makes the list.
Adult content giant Vivid, which sold the original movie as Kim K: Superstar, has launched a new VR platform with The Kim Kardashian Superstar VR Experience.
Kardashian sued Vivid in 2007 over its sale of the film, though later dropped the case, settling for millions.
The original film was converted to a first-person format, which the company promises, "will enable fans to feel an unprecedented intimate connection with one of the most celebrated pop culture figures of the era."
The movie, and the others on the VividVirtual website can be viewed on headsets from Oculus, Samsung, Google Cardboard, or any other VR specs.
Disney - 2016(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney announced Wednesday that production has begun on a reimagined Muppet Babies, which will feature the Muppets -- Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Animal -- as children, as well as their caretaker, Miss Nanny.
The CG-animated series is set to debut on Disney Junior in 2018.
"We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies. Parents will delight in seeing their favorite Muppets in the mixed animation style they remember from the original series, and kids will be introduced to this warm and zany world made just right for the Disney Junior audience," said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide.
Muppet Babies first ran from 1984 to 1991 on CBS as an animated show. This reboot will have a similar focus, and will feature two 11-minute stories that document the Muppet Babies' many adventures.
"Bringing Muppet Babies to Disney Junior is a wonderful opportunity to reach a new generation of viewers and to creatively build on the innovative original series," said Debbie McClellan, vice president of The Muppets Studio. "We hope to engage and delight the nostalgic fans while also entertaining new kids, parents and diverse audiences through heart and humor as only the Muppets can deliver."
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Rogen and Goldberg, along with Sony Pictures, have started a full-court press to court the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to consider the film for nomination.
The R-rated movie, which grossed $135 million bucks domestically on a $19 budget, will be screened on November 1 for members of the Academy's short films and feature animation branch, according to the trade, as well as journalists and critics, and members of the Golden Globes-packing Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Rogen noted to the trade, "We've never been this passionate about a film and we're thrilled to enter uncharted territory. It's rare you really get to break new ground, and we hope that people view it as a good thing for the medium."
(MIAMI) -- Adele's British, so she can't vote in the election, but she made it quite clear on Tuesday night which candidate she'd vote for if she were able to.
Speaking from the stage in Miami, Florida, the Grammy and Oscar-winner asked the crowd how they were feeling about the election. While she acknowledged that she's British, she said what happens in America affects her too. "I’ve got to be honest with you, I’m really glad I’m not an American at the moment, it’s hard work," she told her fans. "I wouldn’t know what to do, I mean I do know what to do: don't vote for him, that's all I'm saying.”
As the audience cheered, Adele continued, "I support Hillary Clinton 100 percent, I do. And for anyone else that wants to vote for him, I don't care, good for you, do whatever you want. I'm just letting you know who I would vote for."
Hilary Clinton happened to be in the audience at the concert, her campaign confirmed. Perhaps it was an early birthday present: the Democratic presidential nominee turns 69 today, and she's previously said she enjoys Adele's music.
You may recall that earlier in the campaign, a spokesman for Adele said that Republican nominee Donald Trump didn't have permission to use her music at his rallies -- he'd been using "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep."
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton makes a surprise appearance at American Airlines Arena & Adele urges Miami voters not to vote for "him". pic.twitter.com/lSuiOgu9Ee
Gene Page/AMC(ALTANTA) -- (SPOILER ALERT) While Walking Dead fans continue to mourn the loss of Glenn and Abraham, new footage shows that a somehow even more gruesome death was in the cards: Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan was to supposed to execute Lauren Cohan's pregnant character Maggie.
To maintain secrecy as to which character was going to die in the season premiere, producers filmed each hero getting bashed by Negan's barbed wire-covered bat Lucille -- with the footage being used in the episode as "what-if" scenarios in Rick Grimes' troubled mind.
The footage shows Steven Yeun's Glenn screaming for his wife Maggie and getting knocked out for it, before Negan tees off on the pregnant woman, who rises up again, defiantly, like Michael Cudlitz' Abraham eventually did in the final cut.
Maggie spits blood at Negan, who responds -- as he did in the actual episode, but to Abraham -- "Look at that! Taking it like a champ!" before finishing her off.
It's unclear who leaked the footage, part of which appears to be conspicuously blocked by a piece of on-set equipment.