Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host the 90th Academy Awards.The Oscars will air on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. Kimmel hosted this year’s Oscars, during which the most famous moment in the award show’s history happened: La La Land was erroneously named as the Best Picture winner, even though Moonlight was the actual victor. In a statement Kimmel joked: “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
It has been confirmed Roseanne is getting an eight-episode, sequel series. The show will return in 2018. Who will be returning? Roseanne Barr as Roseanne, John Goodman as Dan, Sara Gilbert as Darlene, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie, Michael Fishman as D.J. and Lecy Goranson as Becky. Sarah Chalke, who played the character of Becky in numerous episodes, will also appear in another role. Roseanne initially ran for nine seasons 1988-97.
The Little Mermaid Live! will air on ABC in October. The network announced plans for a live musical adaptation of the 1989 animated Disney movie. ABC will adapt The Little Mermaid as a “live action/animation hybrid television experience.” The two-hour special event will premiere October 3rd. The original Little Mermaid starred Jodi Benson as the voice of Ariel, with music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The new version will feature songs from the original film, although the cast has yet to be announced.
Amy Schumer has been busy traveling the world to promote her flick Snatched, but one person has been conspicuously missing from her side: her boyfriend Ben Hanisch. The actress’ rep confirmed, “Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends.” The couple was together for nearly a year and a half, though the two were last photographed together in January and had been appearing less frequently on each other’s social media. Schumer, 35, last posted a photo with Hanisch, 30, on March 12th ahead of the Golden Globes, which they attended together. The Chicago-based furniture designer did not accompany the star at the premiere of her latest film Snatched earlier this month. The comedian and Hanisch met on a dating app around November 2015.
Get ready for another reality competition show….Boy Band will debut June 22nd. Among the talent participating: Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton from The Spice Girls. The two pop group veterans will serve, not as judges or coaches, but as “architects” – experts who’ll guide the contestants through the competition, as they battle to become a member of the next great boy band. Singer and actress Rita Ora will host. To hype the show, The Backstreet Boys performed during ABC’s presentation to advertisers in New York City yesterday.
Elle King recently split from her husband a year after their secret marriage. The 27-year-old singer confirmed her separation from Andrew Ferguson in an Instagram post yesterday after quietly tying the knot in March 2016. “We secretly got married 3 weeks after we met on 2/14/2016. It was and will forever be, one of the happiest days of my life,” she wrote. “This photo was taken today, 5/15/2017. A month after what should have been our big wedding ceremony.” King announced April 15th that she had “skipped out” on her wedding to Ferguson, but didn’t say at the time that they were already legally married. She shared her heartbreak over the split in the new post this week.
We secretly got married 3 weeks after we met on 2/14/2016. It was and will forever be, one of the happiest days of my life. This photo was taken today, 5/15/2017. A month after what should have been our big wedding ceremony. My heart is broken. My soul aches. I am lost. He is the greatest love of my life. He is my best friend. As we separate, and attempt to find our footing through life, all I can hope for us is that we both find happiness within ourselves. I love you. You’ll always have my heart. You’ll always be my first husband. • • • Please be respectful of our emotions and our space during this time. Everybody thought I lost my mind and I did. So, be kind.