Ellen DeGeneres Secures Jennifer Lopez as Remote Guest for ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Return

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, fellow TV host Wendy Williams will also be making a return to the small screen on Monday, April 6 with new segments taped from her home in New York City.

AceShowbizEllen DeGeneres is returning to TV after her daytime U.S. show was shut down by the coronavirus lockdown.

The “Finding Dory” star will host “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” from her home from Monday (April 06), and she has secured Jennifer Lopez as her first remote guest.

“Since going into quarantine two weeks ago, I’ve been doing my show at home every day. But only for Portia (de Rossi, partner),” Ellen writes in a statement. “Starting Monday, you’ll be able to see it too, and I can’t wait.”

DeGeneres, who has been hosting Ellen’s “Home Quarantine” series on her YouTube channel over the past two weeks, has also scored remote guests like David Spade and John Legend for her first week back in action.

Syndicated U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams will also return to TV on Monday with new segments taped from her home in New York City.

“I may not be in my purple chair, and it may not look the same but I’m very excited to get back to my Wendy Watchers,” Williams said.

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What the 'Captain Marvel 2' Release Date Means For the Film's Plot

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have known that Captain Marvel 2 is in the works for months now. But now, the release date is official. An announcement involving the entire MCU slate — which has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic — brought this news. And it may have also revealed pertinent information about the upcoming sequel.

‘Captain Marvel’ took place in the ’90s

It took Marvel a long time to finally introduce a female character in her own solo film. With Captain Marvel, fans were introduced to Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot who lost her memory following an accident. She ends up a member of the Kree Starforce, going by the name Vers. When she lands back on Earth, she discovers who she really is and what her powers are.

Though it was the 21st film in the MCU, the film takes place in 1995, before the events of any of the others (aside from Captain America: The First Avenger). This allowed it to exist without disturbing the established timeline. Audiences learn that it was Carol who gave Nick Fury, then a young SHIELD agent, the idea for the Avenger Initiative.

Larson played the character again in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Given when audiences saw the film, the question quickly became: Where has Captain Marvel been during everything that we’ve seen happen in the MCU up until this point? She meets the Avengers for the first time in the post-credit sequence of her film, when she arrives to find them taking catalog of who they lost at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Her concern is for her old pal, Fury.

Though she doesn’t have much screen time, Carol plays an important role in Avengers: Endgame. She rescues Tony Stark and Nebula, and stays in contact with the team during the five-year period that passes. And she keeps busy — as she tells Rhodey during the film, “There are a lot of other planets out in the universe.” But she’s there when the defeat Thanos in the end.

‘Captain Marvel 2’ now has a release date

With Brie Larson only appearing in two films so far (and knowing that her contract likely includes up to five more), the question became: When will Captain Marvel 2 be announced? Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige breezed past the subject at San Diego Comic-Con and the D23 Expo in 2019. But 2020 brought good news.

News about the sequel first hit in early 2020. Given how Marvel’s slate was laid out, the earliest date it could get would be in 2022. When the coronavirus pandemic pushed back the rest of the MCU slate, Captain Marvel 2 finally got an official premiere: July 8, 2022.

Will the sequel take place in the past?

This was likely as early as any fans would have expected to see Captain Marvel 2. The decision to shift release dates has to do with two factors: When they’ll be able to resume filming (for those currently in production) or begin filming (for those that haven’t begun), and if information revealed in one movie will impact another.

Because Captain Marvel 2 didn’t require a later release date, we have to wonder: Could this mean that it won’t tie-in to any of the other films. If this is the case, it might mean that it takes place in the period of time between Captain Marvel and Iron Man. Or, it simply means that it is entirely off-Earth, and will involve no interaction with other Avengers. Whatever the case, we’re glad to finally have a date on the calendar.

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‘Deputy’ Freshman Drama Series Canceled By Fox

Fox has made a renewal decision on Deputy, canceling the freshman police drama starring Stephen Dorff.

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While broadcast networks typically wait until the last minute to make their cancellations after they have seen the new crop of pilots, this is not a typical year, and no pilots are being shot any time soon as Hollywood production was shut down over the coronavirus pandemic. Fox has been ahead of the game; this is the second freshman series the network has canceled, joining fellow drama Almost Family.

Deputy, whose pilot was written by Will Beall and directed by David Ayer, recently finished airing its 13-episode midseason order. It ranks as Fox’s second lowest rated drama series this season, ahead of Almost Family.

Of the other Fox freshman series, the network already renewed animated comedy Bless the Harts, with 9-1-1: Lobe Star, Prodigal Son and Duncanville in good shape.

Deputy lead studio eOne and Fox landed Dorff in one of the richest talent deals last pilot season. On the Fox drama, the True Detective alum starred as a fifth-generation lawman, more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics, who unexpectedly becomes acting Sheriff.

Yara Martinez, Brian Van Holt, Siena Goines, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Shane Paul McGhie and Mark Moses co-starred.

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The Flash Actor Logan Williams Dies Suddenly at 16, Mom Says Family Is 'Absolutely Devastated'


Logan Williams, the teen actor known for playing a young Barry Allen on The CW’s The Flash, has died at the age of 16.

His passing was confirmed by his mother Marlyse Williams, who told The Tri-City News — a local newspaper serving the areas near Coquitlam, British Columbia in Canada — that her family is “absolutely devastated” by the death.

According to the grieving mom, the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has made it difficult for the family to mourn.

“I am not able to hug my parents who lost their only grandchild,” Williams said. “It’s hard.”

Williams’ cause of death has not been released.

A representative for the star could not be immediately reached by PEOPLE.

Grant Gustin, who plays the titular role on The Flash, paid tribute to Williams on his Instagram on Friday. Sharing a photo of him posing with the young actor on the set of the superhero TV series, he wrote, Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly. This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014.”

“I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set,” Gustin continued. “My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them. Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what has been a strange and trying time for us all. Sending love to everyone. ❤️”

In addition to The Flash, Williams also had roles in When Calls the Heart, Supernatural and The Whispers.

Star of Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart Erin Krakow also shared on social media the sad news of the teenager’s passing.

“Heartbroken to learn of the passing of Logan Williams who played Miles Montgomery in several seasons of [When Calls the Heart],” she wrote.

Williams is survived by his mother, father Clive, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

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'Grey's Anatomy' Fans Just Pointed Out a Major Dropped Storyline From Two Weeks Ago

Grey’s Anatomy fans know there’s been a lot going on with Dr. Andrew DeLuca this season. He’s been struggling with his mental health, but also lashing out at people, and when he does make good points about things/seem to have moments of clarity, the rest of the doctors don’t believe him. It’s a mess! But fans are wondering about one moment in particular, from two episodes ago.

At the end of “Give a Little Bit,” viewers saw DeLuca leave the hospital in a huff, angry that no one had believed that the girl he was treating was a victim of human trafficking. He drove off in his motorcycle, and he sped away in a way that made viewers thing he was heading for a crash. It was quite dramatic!

If you’re in the mood to laugh/refresh your memory, here’s what it looked like on a green screen:

But then, last week’s episode didn’t even feature DeLuca. And this week’s did, but it seemed like everyone forgot about the previous incident. Fans pointed it out on Reddit. “Follow-up to my previous question: Are we ever going to get a follow-up on DeLuca driving dramatically into the night?? TRULY WHAT WAS THE POINT?” Someone else wrote, “I can’t believe DeLuca is back after driving for a week!”

They’re definitely not wrong. It seemed like the show was setting us up for a major DeLuca crash/accident/near death experience, but that storyline was completely dropped. Guess it’s a good thing he’s okay?? For now, at least.

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'Killing Eve' Season 3 Trailer: Time For More Killer Romance

We just got a Killing Eve season 3 trailer last week, but hey, one more won’t hurt. The BBC/AMC series is returning this month with all new cat and mouse games between enemies and would-be lovers Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve (Sandra Oh). Season 2 ended with Villanelle thinking she had killed Eve – but of course, Eve is still alive, and that’s going to complicate things. Watch the latest trailer below.

Killing Eve Season 3 Trailer 

I’ve already seen some of Killing Eve season 3, and while I can’t tell you much about it yet, I can tell you that I continue to love this show. People seemed to be a bit down on season 2, especially since creator Pheobe Waller-Bridge was no longer writing the episodes. But I thought it was a solid second season – not quite as good as the first, but still one of my favorite shows.

Here’s the season 3 synopsis:

For Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the assassin without a job, Eve (Sandra Oh) is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances…and perhaps a share of their souls.

“I’m really excited about Villanelle’s journey this season,” said showrunner and lead writer Suzanne Heathcote. “I think we see elements of her character that we’ve never seen before and begin to understand who she is as a person. As for what to expect from Eve, Heathcote adds: “She’s forever changed because of what happened to her and what she’s been through, and it’s really about seeing her now, this new version of herself, and her acceptance of herself, which is very exciting and really takes her into new places.”

Series regulars Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia, Sean Delaney and Owen McDonnell are all back, and now joined by new cast members Dame Harriet Walter, Danny Sapani, Gemma Whelan, Camille Cottin, Steve Pemberton, Raj Bajaj, Turlough Convery, Pedja Bjelac, and Evgenia Dodina.

Killing Eve season 3 premieres April 12.

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Meet Hilde Lysiak, the 13-Year-Old Journalist Who Inspired Apple TV+’s Home Before Dark

New to Apple TV+, Home Before Dark tells the story of the inquisitive 9-year-old daughter of a journalist. The TV series, based on the life of Hilde Lysiak, chronicles a precocious news prodigy as she moves to a new town and reports on a murder.

Right now, the real-life Lysiak is reporting on local businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in her Arizona hometown. The now-13-year-old is founder of Orange Street News, which publishes under the screed: “HAVE NO WHERE ELSE TO TURN? NO STORY TOO BIG OR SMALL THE OSN WILL INVESTIGATE!”

Lysiak is also halfway through watching the first season of Home Before Dark. (A second season is on the way.) She paused to take a few questions from PEOPLE.

What was it like when you watched the first episode?
It’s the weirdest thing. I knew it was going to happen. But it’s way different. It felt like a dream. But when I realized it was real, I was able to admire what a good job everyone did. Brooklynn [Prince, who plays Hilde] is so amazing. She’s one of the most talented actresses ever.


In the first episode, Hilde talks about learning to notice things. Where did you learn to do that?
I used to follow my dad around a lot when he reported for the New York Daily News. I kind of realized from a young age that I loved reporting, and picking up things is important. And noticing. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have that instinct. I picked it up really young.

When you started Orange Street News, people would tell you that you should be playing with dolls.
Truthfully, the criticism didn’t bother me that much. But I have younger sisters and I didn’t want them to see me being pushed around. So I made a video reading the comments. It was an amazing opportunity for me that most people don’t get. I wanted to show my main thing, to show a love of journalism. I want it to be cool.

People around you underestimated young people.
I was pretty little, like 8 or 9. I used being younger and people not taking me seriously to my advantage. People would tell me stuff because they thought it wasn’t going anywhere.

What do you do when you’re not reporting the news?
I look into conspiracy theories and stuff. I don’t believe them, but the most recent one I was looking into is the moon landing one. I go on a lot of bike rides. I like listening to Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, TLC, and Taylor Swift. I go to a lot of her concerts. I do normal kid stuff — except I like reporting the truth.

All 10 episodes of Home Before Dark are now available for streaming on Apple TV+.

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Piers Morgan sends support to GMB co-star Kate Garraway after her husband is rushed to intensive care with coronavirus – The Sun

PIERS Morgan has sent his support to Kate Garraway after her husband was rushed to intensive care with coronavirus.

The 55-year-old presenter reached out to his Good Morning Britain co-star after news of Derek Draper's condition went public.

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Acknowledging that he'd been aware of his friend's situation beforehand, Piers tweeted: "Now it’s been made public, I can say this horrendous situation has brought the coronavirus crisis sharply into the hearts of all of us @GMB.

"My love & prayers to Kate & Derek."

Susanna Reid also messaged support, simply writing: "All my love to Kate and Derek."

Derek, 52, was rushed to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on 30th March, and Kate is "sick with worry" as he remains in intensive care.


A source previously told us: "This is a desperate situation for Kate who is sick with worry about Derek’s health.

"He is intensive care battling coronavirus and for obvious reasons she is beside herself.

"Kate has symptoms herself too but they are mild so she is self-isolating at home with the kids.

"She is obviously off TV too. Everyone at GMB is so worried for her."


A spokesperson for Kate added: "Kate’s husband Derek Draper has been taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive care with a confirmed case of Covid-19.

"He was admitted on Monday and has since tested positive for the virus.

"Kate hasn’t been tested however she has also been displaying mild symptoms, also since Monday, and as a result has been on strict isolation with her children at home."


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Kate and Derek share two children together, 14-year-old Darcey, and William, 11.

The family won hearts during Kate's stint on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year, with Derek, Darcey, and William throwing their support behind Kate on social media.

Coronavirus was officially deemed a global pandemic last month, and so far it has claimed the lives of 3,645 people in the UK.

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DGA Members Approve Film and TV Contract By Overwhelming Margin

Negotiations with the AMPTP concluded on March 4

The world continues to be upended by the coronavirus pandemic, with more people contracting COVID-19 as the days pass. While many have recovered, some have died from complications of the illness. These are the names of some notable figures from Hollywood and the media  that we have lost.

  • Terrence McNally, a four-time Tony Award-winning playwright, died on March 24 at the age of 81 of complications from the coronavirus. His works included “Master Class,” “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” which later became a film with Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino.

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  • Italian actress Lucia Bosè, who starred in such films as Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Story of a Love Affair” (1950) and Juan Antonio Bardem’s “Death of a Cyclist” (1955), died on March 23 of pneumonia after contracting COVID-19, according to the Guardian. She was 89.

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  • Chef Floyd Cardoz, winner of “Top Chef Masters” Season 3, died at the age of 59 of coronavirus complications on March 25.

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  • Mark Blum, who starred in “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “Crocodile Dundee” and the Lifetime/Netflix series “You,” died on March 26 of coronavirus complications. The veteran character actor and regular on New York City stages was 69.

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  • Maria Mercader, a CBS News veteran who worked for over 30 years as a reporter and talent director, died March 29 after testing positive for coronavirus. She was 54.

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  • Grammy-winning country music singer Joe Diffie died March 29 due to complications from the coronavirus. He announced his diagnosis just two days prior.

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  • American rock musician Alan Merrill, best known for co-writing and recording the original version of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” died March 29 of complications from the coronavirus. He was 69.

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  • Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, whose career spanned decades, died March 29 due to complications from the coronavirus. He was 70.

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  • Andrew Jack, a dialect coach who most recently was hired to work with Robert Pattinson on the new Batman movie, died March 31 of complications from coronavirus, TMZ reports. He also appeared in “Star Wars: Episode VII” as a member of Leia’s resistance. Jack was 76.

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  • Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne singer and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” contribute, died at the age of 52 from coronavirus complications, Variety reported.

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  • Ellis Marsalis Jr., New Orleans jazz legend and father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, died at 85 from COVID-19 complications, Branford said. “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz… He was a teacher, a father, and an icon — and words aren’t sufficient to describe the art, the joy and the wonder he showed the world,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said also.

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  • Eddie Large, one-half of the comedy duo Little and Large, died April 2 after contracting coronavirus while hospitalized for heart failure. He was 78.

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  • Sergio Rossi, the Italian shoe designer, died at age 84 after being hospitalized with the virus, the brand confirmed in an Instagram post Friday.

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  • While many celebrities who contracted COVID-19 have recovered, some have died from complications of the illness

    The world continues to be upended by the coronavirus pandemic, with more people contracting COVID-19 as the days pass. While many have recovered, some have died from complications of the illness. These are the names of some notable figures from Hollywood and the media  that we have lost.

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    RHONY editor Peter Gamba dead at 63 from coronavirus complications, friend Andy Cohen reveals – The Sun

    LONG time Real Housewives Of New York editor Peter Gamba has died age 63 due to coronavirus complications.

    Andy Cohen confirmed the sad news at the end of Thursday's premiere.

    "Yesterday we lost someone very special to the Real Housewives and Bravo family,” said Andy.

    “Editor Peter Gamba died of coronavirus. He was 63 years old. He cut the very first episode of New York Housewives back in Season 1," revealed Andy.

    "He’d call people into the bay for years after to chuckle at material he found.
    "He spent the next 12 years editing such iconic episodes and moments that included Alex and Simon arriving at the Hamptons — that always gave him a chuckle — the ‘Tell me it’s not about Tom, it’s about Tom’ episode in Miami, ‘Life is not a Cabaret,’ Luann looking up at the poster, Tinsley and Dale crying over the eggs, Luann falling into the bush."

    He concluded: "He was the rock of post-production.

    "He’s going to be missed by everyone who knew him, and his sense of humor and passion for his work will forever be remembered."

    Gamba also worked on Long Lost Family, Supernanny, and Bethany Frankel’s Bravo spinoff Bethenny Ever After.

    He is survived by his wife Jeanne, and daughters Michelle and Julia.

    Executive producers Barrie Bernstein and Lisa Shannon added: "From that very first episode, Peter set the tone of RHONY — establishing the comedic pace and infusing the show with its sense of humor.

    "Early on, he created the infamous soundtrack and style that so hilariously shaped [Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen] scenes.

    "He mined footage for those side-eyes that punctuated all the best asides. He lived and breathed the essence of what makes these women funny, as brought to life by the editors like him that spend countless hours bringing the footage to life.”


    “There was nothing like watching a scene that he cut and made his own, putting his sense of humor into it,” the statement continued.

    “He loved to make people laugh and he did it well. Peter cared — he was proud and humble. He delivered and he left his mark. His edit bay was a refuge for anyone seeking counsel, a moment of quiet or a much-needed escape. He had a heart of gold and was a devoted, generous person who would drop anything for a friend in need.”

    They have set up a GoFundMe page to help his grieving family, and it has already $65,000 of the $75,000 target.

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