★Noah Jupe and Mike Epps have joined the cast of Apple TV+ limited series Lady in the Lake. Natalie Portman stars, replacing Lupita Nyong'o, with Moses Ingram. The series is based on Laura Lippman's New York Times bestselling novel, which takes place in ’60s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother Maddie Schwartz (Portman) to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood (Ingram), a hardworking woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda.
★Oxygen True Crime original series Living With a Serial Killer returns Saturday, July 9 at 9:00 PM. The series examines the turmoil and devastation that follows after discovering the person you share your life or home with is a vicious murderer.
★Bounce's original series Johnson returns for a second season Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 PM. Ahead of its season two premiere, Bounce will air a binge-viewing marathon of the first season of the popular dramedy Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. ET. The Johnson men are back together... well, almost. A couple of months have passed since the fellas had the fallout at the art gallery. This season you will see more dating adventures of four best friends and the challenges they face while confronting and finding humor in the most current controversial social issues from the Black man's perspective, ranging from love and marriage to business, politics, and religion.
★The Challenge: USA got off to a good start for CBS with ratings up 18% from last year's season premiere of Love Island. The premiere of Big Brother 24 won the night across the broadcast networks with 3.7 million viewers, while The Challenge: USA came in second with 2.3 million.
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★The creepy amusement park, Jupiter's Claim, from Jordan Peele's upcoming horror film Nope will become a permanent part of the Universal Studios Hollywood famed studio tour. The new attraction will debut Friday, July 22 in tandem with the release of the film, the first time a studio attraction has opened day and date with a film.
A pop musical based on Romeo & Juliet is coming to Broadway this Fall. & Juliet, from Schitt's Creek writer David West Read, imagines what might have happened had Juliet (spoiler alert!) not died at the end of the story. The story is set to a collection of songs by producer and songwriter Max Martin including “Since U Been Gone,” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Larger Than Life,” “That’s The Way It Is” and “Can’t Stop the Feeling”. The cast will include Lorna Courtney as Juliet, Paulo Szot (South Pacific) as Lance, Betsy Wolfe (Falsettos) as Anne Hathaway, Stark Sands (Kinky Boots) as Shakespeare, Justin David Sullivan as May, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse, Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo and Philippe Arroyo as Francois. Previews begin at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 28, with an opening date set for November 17. The production is having a pre-Broadway run in Toronto and has been playing London's West End since 2019.
Hit London play The Collaboration, which is set in the summer of 1984 when longtime superstar Warhol and wunderkind Basquiat agreed to work together on what would become one of the most famous exhibitions in the modern art history. Paul Bettany will play Warhol and Jeremy Pope will play Basquiat. Previews begin at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Tuesday, November 29 with an opening date set of December 20.
Actor James Caan died on the evening of January 6 at the age of 82, according to his family. No cause of death has been given. Caan burst onto the scene, an 'overnight success' after ten years in the business with a one-two punch of the 1971 ABC Movie of the Week Brian's Song, for which he was Emmy nominated in the role of Brian Piccolo, and the 1972 classic The Godfather, for which he was Oscar nominated in the role of Sonny Corleone. Prior to those breakthrough roles, Caan appeared in guest starring roles on TV in Naked City (his first credit), Route 66, The Untouchables, Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, Death Valley Days, Combat!, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Wagon Train, The F.B.I. and Get Smart. Pre-Godfather film roles include an uncredited role in Irma la Douce, Lady in a Cage, Countdown, Rabbit Run and T.R. Baskin. After The Godfather, Caan's movie career took off with credits that include Slither, Cinderella Liberty, Freebie and the Bean, Funny Lady, Rollerball, The Killer Elite, Silent Movie, Harry and Walter Go To New York, A Bridge Too Far, Comes a Horseman, 1941 (uncredited cameo), Thief, Kiss Me Goodbye, Alien Nation, Dick Tracy, Misery, Honeymoon in Vegas, Bottle Rocket, Eraser, The Yards, City of Ghosts, Dogville, Elf, Get Smart, Mercy, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, That's My Boy, Blood Ties and Queen Bees. He has at least one film yet to be released, Fast Charlie. Caan didn't completely give up television, but after a guest appearance on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In in 1972, his next official TV credit -- not counting the expanded The Godfather Saga mini-series -- was a 1996 episode of NewsRadio. After that he had more frequent on and off-screen credits including TV movies Poodle Springs, Warden of Red Rock, A Glimpse of Hell, Lathe of Heaven, Blood Crime, The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie and JL Family Ranch 2. Guest credits include Crossing Jordan, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and The Annoying Orange. Caan made a guest appearance on Hawaii Five-O which starred his son Scott, and was a regular on Las Vegas, Magic City and Back in the Game. He also provided the voice of Sonny Corleone in four Godfather videogames.
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