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Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine sells for a reported $900 million

Witherspoon's media company behind her shows Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show has been sold to a new media company backed by private equity firm Blackstone and led by former Disney executives Tom Staggs and Kevin Mayer. The Wall Street Journal values the sale at $900 million. “I couldn’t be more excited about what this means for our future,” Witherspoon said in a statement. “I am committed to continuing to create opportunity for filmmakers, authors and creators of all backgrounds and experiences to tell their stories in their own way, and to reach more audiences who will see that their stories matter.”
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Kathy Griffin's lung cancer surgery went well

Griffin revealed her lung cancer diagnosis early this morning, saying "I’m about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed." A rep for Griffin tells Variety that Griffin is out of surgery and in recovery. The surgery went well and as planned, and the comedian is resting.
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Jeopardy! fans are ticked off Netflix removed classic episodes

Netflix has streamed collections of past Jeopardy! episodes since 2018. But on Thursday, Jeopardy! was pulled from the streaming service without warning. "Netflix removed Jeopardy with zero warning and I honestly don’t know the last time I’ve been this mad about something," tweeted Barstool Sports' Tommy Smokes. Netflix has yet to comment on Jeopardy!‘s removal or whether there will be new episodes added in the future.
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The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook goes on sale Tuesday

The Simpsons superfan Laurel Randolph wrote her new cookbook after documenting the show's food on her The Joy of Cooking Milhouse blog. The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook's recipes include Homer’s Patented Space-Age Out-of-This-World Moon Waffles, Krusty Burgers and Marge's Pretzel's. Former Simpsons showrunner Bill Oakley wrote the forward.
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Kit Harington says he's glad he went to rehab after have mental health struggles during and after Game of Thrones

“I went through some mental health difficulties after Thrones — and during the end of Thrones, to be honest — and I think it was directly to do with the nature of the show and what I’ve been doing for years,” Harington said on SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show about his time in rehab. He added: “I think I took a sort of break after Thrones where I said, ‘I don’t want to work for a year. I want to really kind of concentrate on myself.' I’m really happy I did that.” Harington also talked about becoming a parent along with co-star and now wife Rose Leslie. "I met my wife, my child is a direct result of Game of Thrones. I still have very, very good friends from that show. It did nothing but wonders for me.” Additionally, Harington revealed that his favorite moment filming Game of Thrones occurred during a Season 2 pee break. "I remember shooting up on this incredible glacier in Iceland, and I went off to take a pee, just in… somewhere in the wilds of Iceland," Harington said. "And I just looked out over this glacier and I thought, 'God, I got the best job in the world.' And that always sticks out to me because if I'm ever feeling grumpy about my lot, which, believe me, I can do amazingly, I think of that. And I think, 'Now you've got a pretty special job.'"
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Jason Momoa says he'd never want to play Game of Thrones' Khal Drogo again

The New York Times asked Momoa if he had any regrets filming scenes of sexual assault. "Well, it was important to depict Drogo and his style," said Momoa. "You’re playing someone that’s like Genghis Khan. It was a really, really, really hard thing to do. But my job was to play something like that, and it’s not a nice thing, and it’s what that character was. It’s not my job to go, 'Would I not do it?' I’ve never really been questioned about 'Do you regret playing a role?' We’ll put it this way: I already did it. Not doing it again."
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Friends stars model new merchandise collection for charity

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer joined forces on Instagram this morning to announce the first-ever official Friends merchandise collection. Half of the proceeds will go to charities they care about, including Americares, The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation and The Rape Foundation.
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Aubrey Plaza to star in Hulu drama pilot Olga Dies Dreaming

Based on the forthcoming novel by Xochitl Gonzalez, which is due to be released in January, Olga Dies Dreaming is the story of a Nuyorican brother and sister from gentrifying Sunset Park, Brooklyn who are reckoning with their absent, politically radical mother and their glittering careers among New York City’s elite in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Plaza plays the titular role of Olga Acevedo, "a renowned wedding planner whose surface successes mask a darker interior. For Olga, the pursuit of perfection has become a compulsive survival mechanism as she tries to climb as far from her past as she can. Still, she can’t shake the feeling that the important people she knows don’t see her as their equals and this nagging sense that her success is an illusion always leaves her wanting more." Gonzalez is adapting her novel for the pilot. If picked up, Olga Dies Dreaming would be Plaza's first regular TV role since FX's Legion.
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Lorne Michaels is reportedly trying to get some SNL cast members to stick around through Season 50

Saturday Night Live is getting ready to kick off its 47th season this fall, but Variety reports that Michaels is hoping to have some veteran faces when the show begins its 50th season in fall 2024. "Such a commitment would be a long one for cast members who have already worked on the program for several years, but these people say Michaels is willing to grant some flexibility, giving cast who have other opportunities the chance to work on those projects as well as on the show," reports Variety's Brian Steinberg. "SNL demonstrated some of this elasticity last season, when both Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant were able to commit to outside projects like Apple’s Schmigadoon! and Hulu’s Shrill while missing multiple episodes of SNL. Michaels has also worked to find ways for Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd to take part in the NBC sitcom Kenan without missing much of Saturday Night Live. It helps that all of these series are produced under the auspices of Michaels’ own Broadway Video."
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Meghan McCain Urges Kathy Griffin to Apologize for 'Cruel and Homophobic Jokes' About Clay Aiken

With just five days left on The View, Meghan McCain took aim at Kathy Griffin for making "very, very, very cruel and homophobic jokes" about her friend Clay Aiken in the early 2000s, before he came out as gay. McCain insisted that she'd "love to hear an apology" from Griffin, who revealed that she was battling a prescription drug addiction at the time of her controversial Trump photo shoot. "He's lucky he didn't end up becoming an opioid addict given the degree of bullying that happened to him when he was still struggling to come out of the closet," the co-host said of Aiken. "So, I don't like her. I'm never going to like her for all the jokes she made about Clay."
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Kathy Griffin: "I have lung cancer even though I've never smoked!"

The comedian announced her diagnosis and that "I'm about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed" in a statement posted this morning to Twitter and Instagram. The comedian plans to discuss her cancer battle tonight on Nightline. "I've got to tell you guys something. I have cancer," Griffin, 60, wrote in her statement. "I'm about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed. Yes, I have lung cancer even though I've never smoked! The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung. Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing. I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less. It's been a helluva 4 years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I'm gonna be just fine. Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious. Please stay up to date on your medical check ups. It's save your life. XXOO, KG."
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The Chi renewed for Season 5

Lena Waithe announced the renewal of her Showtime drama during an Instagram Live after her show’s Season 4 finale Sunday. “Season 5 of The Chi is coming. It is done. It is written,” she told fans, according to TVLine. Waithe went on to thank The Chi's fans for their loyalty and viewership through the show's "journey."
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Seth MacFarlane wishes Family Guy could leave Fox over the network's connection with Tucker Carlson

“Tucker Carlson’s latest opinion piece once again makes me wish Family Guy was on any other network,” MacFarlane tweeted Sunday. “Look, Fox, we both know this marriage isn’t working any more. The sex is only once a year, I don’t get along with your mother, and well… I’ve been having an affair with NBC.” MacFarlane was referring to his TV megadeal he made with NBC Universal’s Universal Content Productions last year, leaving his longtime studio home, then-20th Century Fox Television. MacFarlane has previously tweeted his gripes with Fox News, including in 2018 when, in response to Carlson urging his viewers not to trust other news sources, he said he was "embarrassed" to work for Fox because of "fringe sh*t" on Fox News.
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Former General Hospital and Port Charles star Jay Pickett dies at 60 while on a movie set

Pickett, who is also a veteran of Days of Our Lives, died on Friday while working on his upcoming film Treasure Valley. "Many of you have already heard about the tragedy that happened two days ago. Jay Pickett, our leading man, writer, producer, and creator of this movie passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to film a scene," director and producer Travis Mills wrote in a post on the film's official Facebook page Sunday. He added that while there is no official cause of death, it appeared to be a heart attack.