A new series about slain Tejano icon Selena Quintanilla is heading to Netflix in 2020, the streaming service announced Tuesday.
According to a Netflix press release, the scripted drama, produced by Campanario Entertainment, is "a coming-of-age story following Selena as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family and music."
The singer's family is "fully involved in the project and will be executive producers," the release said.
"Selena will always have a lasting place in music history, and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory," the singer's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, said in a statement. "With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives. We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come."
Quintanilla, who was killed in 1995 by her fan club's president, gained international fame before her death at age 23, selling more than 65 million albums, NBC News reported.
Iconic actor Kirk Douglas celebrated his 102nd birthday Sunday, and daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones paid homage with a moving tribute, ETonline reported.
Jones, who is married to Douglas’ son, Michael Douglas, posted a black-and-white video on Instagram that showed the 49-year-old actress’ daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, playing the piano as a young child (she is now 15) and singing Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” ETonline reported. The video included black-and-white photos and videos of Douglas, highlighting his life, People reported.
"Happy 102nd birthday to the most beautiful man. We love you Kirk," Zeta-Jones wrote on Instagram.
Carys also posted on Instagram, posting a photo of her grandfather and writing that “I can’t put into words how much you mean to me.”
Another grandchild, Dylan Douglas, posted a photo on Instagram of Douglas in a boxing pose and wrote, “Happy birthday Pappy 102 years!!! Though you are adored by millions, my love for you is by far the greatest. Love you forever and always,” he wrote.
Could "Lizzie McGuire" be heading back to TV?
According to "Entertainment Tonight," actress Hilary Duff, who starred in the Disney Channel teen sitcom that aired from 2001 to 2004, said "there's been some conversations" about a possible reboot.
"It could be a possibility, or it could be nothing, so we'll see," Duff, now 31, told "ET" last week, adding that "it's definitely not a go."
"I don't want to get everyone wild talking about it," she said.
But Duff said she's "excited" by the idea of a revival.
"I think she was so important to girls at an important time in their life," Duff told "ET." "If she could be important to them again at this age, I think that would be amazing."
The mother of two also said there have "been lots of conversations about" where her character would be today.
"I don't think she's a mom yet, but she might be getting there soon," Duff said.
"Aquaman" star Jason Momoa isn't afraid to boogie down.
The self-described Saturday Night Live "super-nerd" delighted fans on the comedy show this week, kicking off his hosting gig with a hilarious musical moment.
After a pink-clad Momoa introduced himself ("I am so muscular to be hosting 'Saturday Night Huge'") and wowed a lovestruck Aidy Bryant by opening a pickle jar, cast members Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd tried to convince him that Parliament's 1978 hit "Aqua Boogie" would make a great "Aquaman" theme song.
Although Momoa seemed unconvinced, that didn't stop him from singing the tune and showing off some dance moves.
It appears the final season of “Game of Thrones” will be what many thought: a battle between fire and ice.
HBO dropped its official teaser trailer Thursday night.
The clip shows a wolf and dragon engulfed by ice as a lion burns and ignites the ground around it, with both elements meeting at the center of the Painted Table at Dragonstone, Entertainment Tonight reported.
The trailer was released at the Sao Paulo Expo, a branch of San Diego Comic-Con, according to Entertainment Tonight.
The video, like the last teaser trailer, did not show any new footage from the long-awaited return of the series.
The eighth season will run six episodes that will air in April 2019.
A classic holiday special has some viewers seeing red this year.
According to the Washington Post, critics of the 1964 movie "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" are taking to social media to blast the film, claiming it promotes bullying and bigotry.
The controversy appeared to take flight Wednesday after HuffPost tweeted a video titled "Rudolph the Marginalized Reindeer." The post highlighted what some believe are "problematic" scenes from the movie.
"Former fans are pointing out Rudolph's father verbally abuses him," the video says, later adding that "Clarice's dad is a bigot."
>> See the video here (WARNING: Profanity)
Some Twitter users made similar observations.
"It's that time of year to really consider the meaning of Rudolph and how in the culture it's okay to bully someone until the thing that makes them strange is useful to everyone else. Always a horrible story," @gadlaw6 wrote.
"Santa let them bully Rudolph and joined in the shaming until his freak disability became useful," @goggleboi tweeted.
But fans fired back, arguing that Rudolph's triumph over adversity sends a positive message.
"The true message of Rudolph isn't that weirdness is bad until it can be exploited," podcaster Joshua D. Scroggin tweeted. "It's that everyone has value, and you shouldn't be mean to someone just because they're different. It's a lesson for the bullies, not the bullied."
Even public figures from opposite sides of the political spectrum – Donald Trump Jr. and Whoopi Goldberg – seemed to support Rudolph.
"Rudolph's the hero!" Goldberg said Thursday. "What's the problem?!"
"Saturday Night Live" took a serious turn this week, paying tribute to the late President George H.W. Bush in the show's "Weekend Update" segment.
"Friday night, former President George H.W. Bush passed away," cast member Michael Che said. "He was 94 years old. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends."
"That's right. President Bush was famously a warm and gracious man who always understood the power in being able to laugh at yourself," Colin Jost added.
The tribute continued with a series of clips of former "SNL" cast member Dana Carvey's impressions of the former president, culminating with a split-screen appearance featuring both the real and fake Bush.
"I'm watching you do your impression of me, and I gotta say, it's nothing like me," Bush joked, using the same inflections and hand gestures as Carvey used in his impersonation.
About a month after his arrest on assault and harassment charges in connection with a New York parking dispute, Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" to reprise his role as President Donald Trump in this week's cold open.
>> Watch the full segment here (WARNING: Profanity.)
The sketch, set at the Park Hyatt hotel amid meetings at the G-20 summit in Argentina, kicked off with a jab at first lady Melania Trump's (Cecily Strong) holiday decor.
"Donald, come to bed," Strong's Melania said to Baldwin's restless Trump.
"Melania, I'm having trouble sleeping," he replied. "I keep having this nightmare where I'm walking through a forest of blood."
"No, no, that was just my Christmas decorations," quipped Strong, making fun of the first lady's red Christmas trees.
Baldwin's Trump also took aim at the real Trump's controversial comments about nationalism, musing, "You've gotta face all of those European leaders again. They just hate me because I'm a nationalist. I mean, what did nationalism ever do to Europe?"
The fake Trump then chatted with Kate McKinnon's batlike version of Rudy Giuliani ("I was hanging upside-down under the balcony," she joked after startling Baldwin's Trump) and called a beleaguered Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), Trump’s former personal attorney.
"Michael Cohen speaking. I'll tell you anything you want," Stiller, playing Cohen, answered the phone.
"I'm sad you're going to prison, Michael. You were like a son to me," Baldwin's Trump lamented later in the call.
"Then why'd you make me do so much illegal stuff?" Stiller responded.
"Because you were like a son to me," Baldwin said.
After hanging up, the Trump character also made a reference to Baldwin's arrest, saying, "God, I haven't been this upset since I flipped out over that parking space."
Next, a secret handshake-sharing Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Fred Armisen) flaunted their friendship in front of Baldwin's Trump, who was obviously jealous.
"I thought I was your No. 1," Baldwin-as-Trump complained to Bennett's Putin.
"Oh, totally. You're not my side piece. You're like my main girlfriend," Bennett said before he and Armisen cracked a few jokes at Trump's expense.
The sketch ended with the actors returning to the stage to perform a parody of the song "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from the musical "Evita."
"It's just a witch hunt, and we're all witches," they sang.
Actor Ken Berry, known for bringing laughs as Capt. Wilton Parmenter on TV's "F Troop" and Vinton Harper on "Mama's Family," has died at age 85, multiple news outlets are reporting.
"With very deep sorrow, I must inform friends of Ken Berry that he died a short time ago," her post read.
Meanwhile, actor Larry Storch shared a tribute to his "F Troop" co-star.
"Dear friends," he wrote. "We are sad to let you know our beloved Captain, Mr. Ken Berry, passed away tonight. We just spoke with Jackie Joseph, who confirmed the devastating news. We are at a true loss for words. Ken, we hope you know how much you were loved. Goodnight Captain. We miss you already."
Variety reported that Berry, an Illinois native and Army veteran who served after the Korean War, first was known for his singing and dancing. He gained fame entertaining troops in the Army's Special Services Corps under fellow actor Sgt. Leonard Nimoy, winning a talent competition to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In addition to his roles on "F Troop" and "Mama's Family," Berry appeared on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D." He also starred in the 1974 film "Herbie Rides Again" and "The Cat From Outer Space" in 1978.
A massive Norway spruce has been lit up in a tradition that ushers in Christmastime in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch Wednesday night to light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
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