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Sylvester Stallone is back in action in new 'Rambo: Last Blood' trailer

Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) -- Lionsgate has released a new trailer for Rambo: Last Blood, the fifth and final film about Sylvester Stallone's one-man army, Vietnam veteran John Rambo.

The new clip begins with flashback to scenes of the first Rambo movie, where John shows off his fighting expertise. We then see Rambo today, living a quiet life on a ranch.

But all that peacefulness comes to an end when a friend's daughter gets kidnapped by a Mexican cartel and it’s up to Rambo to save her.

“I finally came home to defend the only family I’ve ever known,” he says in a voiceover.

During a montage of action-packed shots of Rambo taking down the bad guys, we hear him say, “You started this, I’ll end it.”

Rambo: Last Blood opens September 20 of this year.

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Re-enter 'The Matrix': Fourth movie in the works with Keanu Reeves back as Neo

Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) -- A fourth movie set in The Matrix universe is officially happening.

Variety reports Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are both set to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively, and Lana Wachowski is on board to write and direct.

Lana and her sister, Lilly, wrote and directed the first three Matrix films: 1999’s The Matrix and 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,” Lana said in a statement to Variety. “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”

Production will reportedly begin in early 2020.

Reeves should be comfortable revisiting his character in The Matrix, since he recently revisited his assassin character John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum, and is currently filming a sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, for which he'll revisit his character Ted "Theodore" Logan.

Carrie-Anne Moss was most recently seen in Marvel's Jessica Jones.

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Robert De Niro sues ex-employee for binge-watching 'Friends' on the job, among other things

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Robert De Niro is suing a former employee at his company, Canal Productions, for allegedly embezzling money and -- even worse -- binge-watching episodes of Friends on the job.

According to court documents obtained by People, employee Chase Robinson allegedly racked up huge bills on the company American Express card, used millions of De Niro’s frequent flyer miles to take personal trips and submitted false information to get paid for 96 days of “unused” vacation time.

When she was in the office, the documents allege she spent “astronomical amounts of time” watching Netflix during working hours. During one four-day period in January, Robinson apparently watched 55 episodes of Friends.

Robinson, who started as De Niro’s assistant in 2008 and was later promoted to Vice President of Production and Finance -- a job that paid her $300K a year -- resigned from her position via email on April 6, 2019.

De Niro’s company is seeking $6 million in the lawsuit.

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Two teaser trailers debut for 'Marriage Story,' starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver

Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- Two new teasers have been released for Marriage Story, a relationship drama starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

In each of the film's teasers, we see the couple’s relationship from both of the characters’ perspectives. Driver narrates the clip titled “What I Love About Nicole,” which shows everything his character admires about his wife. Johansson narrates the other clip, “What I Love About Charlie,” where she does the same for Driver’s character.

Ultimately, though, the film is about their marriage breaking up and how that affects their family.

Marriage Story is a love story that reveals itself within the breakdown,” writer and director Noah Baumbach says in a statement.

“With these companion trailers I wanted to show the relationship through the eyes of both characters,” he continues. “There are many sides to every story, and the movie embraces these different viewpoints in order to find the shared truth.”

The film will debut in select theaters and on Netflix this fall.

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'Saved by the Bell' turns 30: Top 5 most memorable episodes

NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesPrepare to feel old: Saved by the Bell officially came out 30 years ago Tuesday.

The show ran for four seasons and became a Saturday morning sensation that influenced an entire generation.

And with it now being introduced on Hulu and other streaming services, millions are getting a chance to either check out the show for the first time or relive their youth through Zack, Kelly, Slater and the rest of the gang.

Here are five of the series' best episodes:

1. "Jessie's Song"

After feeling the pressure of her singing group and school tests, Jessie turns to caffeine pills. In a now-iconic scene, Jessie breaks down in front of her best friend, Zack, and says, "I'm so excited, I'm so excited ... I'm so scared!"

2. "Fake IDs"

Zack, Slater and Screech all make fake IDs to go to a hot new over-18 club, The Attic. But Zack sees his arch-enemy, Jeff -- the man Kelly left him for -- cheating on her. He must decide whether to leave it alone or tell Kelly the truth.

3. "No Hope with Dope"

When a star comes to Bayside to film an anti-drug PSA, everyone is swooning. But when Dakota tries to get the gang to smoke weed, they turn him down -- and then the gang all shoots a "no hope with dope" commercial.

4. "Dancing to the Max"

At a dance-off happening at the Max -- hosted by the iconic Casey Kasem -- Lisa and Screech steal the show whenr she sprains her ankle and creates a whole new move called "the sprain."

5. "Rockumentary"

In this trippy dream episode, Zack imagines he and the gang are in a band. The band rockets to fame, but egos get out of hand, especially for Zack, the band's namesake.

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'Bond 25' gets an official title: 'No Time to Die'

MGM(LONDON) -- Bond 25 finally has a title.

The latest 007 installment starring Daniel Craig is called No Time to Die. The title was announced on the official James Bond Twitter page Tuesday.

The film, directed by Cary Fukunaga, picks up with 007 enjoying a peaceful life in Jamaica after leaving active service. But of course, he gets pulled back in, after an old friend asks for his help in rescuing a kidnapped scientist.

The film -- which Craig has said will be his final go-round as the super spy -- also stars Jeffrey Wright, Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek as the new villain.

Not much is known about Malek's role. Wright returns as Bond's CIA buddy Felix Leiter, while Lynch is reportedly going to play the agent who takes over Bond's "007" code number after he leaves MI6.

No Time to Die debuts in the U.K. on April 3, 2020 and in the U.S. on April 8, 2020.

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Source: Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have split

Kevin Tachman/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue(NEW YORK) -- Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have apparently called it quits, the New York Post reports.

Following sightings of Foxx partying with singer Sela Vave on Friday, the newspaper cites a diner at the New York City eatery La Esquina, who overheard Holmes tell a friend over dinner, “What Jamie does is his business -- we haven’t been together for months.”

Another source close to the actress tells The Post that the couple split back in May, a few weeks after their first red-carpet appearance at the Met Gala.

However, Entertainment Tonight reports that while Foxx, 51, and Holmes, 40 "appear to have broken up," a reconciliation isn't out of the question.

"They never had a typical relationship," says the source. "They have always been incredibly independent and their lives didn't revolve around each other. They lived separately and in different cities and saw each other occasionally."

The insider goes on to explain that while the two have a great time together and have great chemistry, "They are just both caught up with their own families, careers and obligations that their relationship had to take a back seat."

Foxx has two daughters from a previous relationship: 47 Meters Down actress Corrine Foxx, 25, and Annalise Bishop, 10.  Holmes shares a 13-year-old daughter, Suri, with ex-husband Tom Cruise.

Jamie and Katie are rumored to have been dating since 2013, a year after Holmes and Cruise divorced, though neither has officially confirmed their relationship.

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50 Cent says he never planned for 'Power' to end after its sixth season

50 Cent and Omari Hardwick; ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- The sixth and final season of Power debuts Sunday on Starz, but if you ask series co-creator and star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, the show was never supposed to end so soon.

"I did intend for it to continue," the rapper-turned-executive producer tells ABC Radio. "I didn't think it had to end. I said season seven and season one. I was using the success of The Sopranos, the success of The Wire."

And, Courtney was adamant about season six and a half, season seven, because you want to put a button on it before she exhausts the story," 50 adds, referring to Power creator and showrunner Courtney Kemp.

Although he agrees with Kemp that the "show should go [out] on a high note," 50 notes that fans won't have long to wait long before Power officially returns with its sequel, Power Book II: Ghost, in January, which he says will pick up right where Power leaves off.

"Be aware that when you watch the finale, that Power is going to come back on," he says. "36 to 48 hours after what you're seeing. So, everyone... that's still there is back in place. And, of course we'll introduce new characters and things, but the series continues to go -- it continues to grow."

And for fans eager to know what to expect from Power Book II: Ghost, 50 says it'll deal with "The aftermath of the choices that people make," he says, referring to the characters that will remain after Power's finale. "That could have been another title for it: life is choices."

Power, also starring Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Rotimi and La La Anthony, returns Sunday, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET.

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'Pose' stars dish on what to expect from season two finale: "The foundation...is love and family"

Dominique Jackson as Elektra in "Pose"; Michael Parmelee/FX(NEW YORK) -- The groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated drama series Pose concludes its second season tonight on FX.

This season, the series -- which follows African-American and Latino LGBTQ ball culture in New York City in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s -- tackled everything from the effect of Madonna’s “Vogue” to the growing AIDS crisis.

The season finale will time-jump to 1991, but no matter how much time passes, Pose stars Dominique Jackson and Indya Moore say the characters will always come back to their chosen families, known as Houses.

“[The] foundation between the characters…is love and family,” Jackson, who plays the fierce House mother Elektra, tells ABC Radio. “So no matter how we may fuss, fight or where we go, you will always find us coming back together to be one, to be there for each other, as Elektra has run back to Blanca so many damn times.”

Moore, who plays aspiring model Angel on the show, says we’ll see the characters maturing as they branch out to follow their dreams.

“The finale is really good at, I think, materializing everything that's been happening throughout the first season and the second season,” Moore says. “So we get to see kind of like what the finalization, that end point, what that manifestation of everything that's been happening -- from the turmoil to redemption.”

Moore adds, “We get to see how all those things add up and how the families mature, whether together or separately.”

Pose, also starring Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez, airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on FX. It's already been renewed for season three.

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Anything goes with 'Lodge 49', but characters are key, says star Wyatt Russell

Jackson Lee Davis/AMC(NEW YORK) -- Season 2 of AMC's quirky Lodge 49 just got underway last week, and series lead Wyatt Russell is still struggling to describe it -- but then again, that's exactly the point of the critically acclaimed AMC show.

In broad strokes, Russell, the son of Kurt and Goldie Hawn, plays Sean "Dud" Dudley, an eternally optimistic surfer and former pool maintenance worker who stumbles across the titular lodge. The establishment is a forgotten Elks-type club, but beneath its cast of aging attendees wiling away the time with beer and Bunco Night, there's actually magic within its walls.

The unusual show, which also stars Sonya Cassidy as Dud's sister Liz, and Brent Jennings as Ernie, the member who takes Dud under his wing, has an extremely unique style. As mundane as it its world is magical, the series is flavored by performances from character actors like Brian Doyle Murray, and for season 2, Paul Giamatti and Cheech Marin.

"Dud and Ernie could be riding a magic carpet over the pyramids in Egypt -- I mean that could literally happen in this show. You know, although it probably won't," Russell laughs. "And then you can also be...wallowing in someone's pain over getting fired and what that means to that person, or what being in debt means to Liz." 

He adds, "Those aspects of the show are are just as important as the crazy qualities. But they offset each other in a way that kind of makes it like a really unique experience." 

In season one, Dud becomes the youngest member of the Lodge by, well, decades, but his arrival onto the scene shakes things up for the others. 

You can catch up with the first season on Hulu and watch episodes on AMC online. Lodge 49 airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET.

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Keanu Reeves gives Make-A-Wish kid an 'Excellent Adventure'

Make-A-Wish(LOUISIANA) -- Keanu Reeves gave one Make-A-Wish kid an “excellent” surprise recently.

Emily, a 16-year-old with kidney disease, counts Reeves' 1989's Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure as her favorite movie, and her one wish was to meet the actor in person.

But Keanu did her one better: He arranged for them to spend a special day together on the set of Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third film in the franchise, which is currently shooting in Louisiana.

Emily got to sit down with Reeves and ask him questions, as well as have lunch with the cast and crew and watch a scene being filmed.

The two also did a fun photoshoot together, with Reeves dressed in character as Ted.

According to Make-A-Wish New Jersey, Emily’s mom, Deborah, said, "It was an unbelievable day. She hasn't been this happy in months! Keanu seemed to be having as much fun with Emily as she was with him."

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Midge takes her comedy on the road in 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' season three trailer

Amazon Prime Video(NEW YORK) -- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is hitting the road for season three and taking viewers along for the ride.

The new trailer for the third season of the Emmy-winning Amazon comedy series has been released and in it, we see housewife-turned-standup comic Midge Maisel -- played by Rachel Brosnahan --- and her manager Susie, played by Alex Borstein, on their first comedy tour together.

We also see Midge’s parents, played by Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle, as they attempt to deal with their knowledge of their daughter’s profession.  There are also glimpses of the return of Jane Lynch’s character, rival comedian Sophie Lennon, as well as a new character played by Sterling K. Brown.

The third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returns to Amazon Prime on December 6.

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'Boy Meets World' cast reunites at Boston Fan Expo

Disney Channel/Ron Tom(BOSTON) -- Fans of the '90s sitcom Boy Meets World took over Fan Expo in Boston this weekend to see some of their favorite stars.

The cast members in attendance to celebrate? Danielle Fishel -- who played Topanga Lawrence during the show's seven-season run -- and her on-screen husband, Ben Savage, aka Cory Matthews.

William Friedle, who played Cory's older brother, Eric; Rider Strong, aka Shawn Hunter, and William Daniels, who played beloved teacher Mr. Feeny on the hit show, joined them at the event and posed for many photographs together.

They also participated in a Q&A for fans of the show.

Friedle shared one of the group photos, captioning the playful snap, "We’re baaaaaack! #nanananananana #fanexpoboston #crewsbacktogether #thiswasbillsidea."

He also shared a shot of the group having some fun during the photo shoot without Mr. Feeny.

"Lesson learned: Never try to take Danielle's chair," Friedle captioned a funny image with his former cast mates, showing Danielle commandeering the only chair.

Savage shared a photo with the group hanging out in Boston.

"Boston tea party," he captioned the shot.

The cast seems to enjoy reuniting with each other; they often appear at Comic Con events across the country.

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Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's 'The Morning Show' debuts first trailer

Apple Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Your first look at Apple TV’s The Morning Show is here.

The drama debuted its first trailer Monday, which begins with Jennifer Aniston’s morning show anchor Alex Levy announcing the departure of her longtime co-host Mitch Kessler, played by Steve Carell, following “allegations” against him.

Reese Witherspoon plays Bradley Jackson, a field reporter who doesn’t fit “any mold,” who’s brought in to breathe some life into the ailing morning show. Alex is, of course, threatened by her presence even though Bradley claims she “doesn’t want her job.”

Aniston and Witherspoon also serve as executive producers on the series, which co-stars Mark Duplass, Billy Crudup and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Apple has already ordered two seasons of the show, with the first batch of 10 episodes debuting on Apple TV Plus this fall.

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Dwayne Johnson marries Lauren Hashian in secret Hawaiian wedding

ABC/Randy Holmes(HAWAII) -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is officially a married man.

The Hobbs & Shaw star took to Instagram early Monday morning to post official pictures and reveal that he married his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, in Hawaii on Sunday.

"We do," he wrote next to the date to caption some gorgeous pictures of the duo.

Johnson and Hashian are dressed in all-white in the shots and they are all-smiles on their big day.

The superstar has some amazing "congrats" messages on the post from the likes of Tom Brady and Kevin Hart. The post also has close to 2.5 million likes as of early Monday morning.

Johnson and Hashian have been together for more than a decade and are parents to two daughters, Jasmine and Tiana. Johnson also has another daughter, Simone, from a previous relationship.

Aside from posting beautiful wedding pictures, you'll often see Johnson just being a dad to his three beloved girls on his Instagram. He's also one to brag about his "better half," the woman who is "The Rock" and support behind one of the biggest superstars in the world.

Last month, he wrote, "Pleasure to rock the @hobbsandshaw world premiere w/ my much better half & beautiful smoke show @laurenhashianofficial. Best part about this night is by 11pm, we’re already at home, in our sweatpants and sippin’ on tequila. My kinda night and my kinda gal. The strength & coolness of a woman comes in many many different forms."

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