Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- What's even better than receiving a special achievement award? Having the award named after you.
TV legend Carol Burnett will receive the first-ever Carol Burnett Award for television achievement at the upcoming Golden Globe awards.
The award will be the equivalent of its film counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and will be presented annually to someone who has made outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen. Recipients will be chosen based on their body of work and the lasting impact they’ve had on audiences and the industry.
Burnett, 85, is already a five-time Golden Globe winner and the most decorated person of all time in the television category. She'll accept the special achievement honor when the 76th annual Golden Globes air live coast to coast on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.
Anne Marie Fox/HBO(NEW YORK) -- Could Sharp Objects season two be on the way?
Amy Adams has renewed hope for another installment of the HBO limited series, saying she's open to the possibility of returning for more episodes.
“We’ll see, we’ll see,” Adams tells ABC Radio. “You know it's a funny thing because I was never signed on to a second season. But it would have to make sense story wise.”
If season two happened, it would have to go beyond the events of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name. Adams, who played emotionally damaged reporter Camille Preaker in the series, says the timing would also have to be right.
“It's been 11-12 years and now we're talking an Enchanted sequel?” she says, referencing the 2007 Disney flick. “So I'm somebody who really like, it has to be the right time…but I'd be open to a conversation.”
Plus, she adds, she’d really love to see Patricia Clarkson -- who played Camille’s seriously twisted mom Adora in the show – back in action.
Adams’ interest marks a big change from what HBO president of programmingCasey Bloys previously told Deadline about a second season.
“Unlike Big Little Lies where all of the stars wanted to come back, Sharp Objects, it’s a very dark character, very dark material. Amy doesn’t want to live in this character again and I can’t blame her, it’s a lot to take on for an actress,” Bloys said back in July.
Sharp Objects has since been nominated for multiple Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards, including nods for Adams and Clarkson.
Adams can next be seen in the movie Vice, in theaters December 25.
Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) -- Ryan Coolger is on the shortlist of nominees for Time magazine's Person of the Year, but the Black Panther director has some stiff competition, including President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
In addition to Trump and Putin, Robert Mueller, Meghan Markle and the March for Our Lives activists join the Black Panther director on the list of the 10 finalists
Other notables picks are Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, and murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Time magazine's Person of the Year will be revealed Tuesday morning. Here's the complete shortlist:
President Donald Trump Separated Families Vladimir Putin Robert Mueller Ryan Coogler Christine Blasey Ford Jamal Khashoggi March for Our Lives Activists South Korean president Moon Jae-in Meghan Markle
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) -- You know who's tired of your Nickelback jokes? Deadpool, that's who.
The Merc with a Mouth demands that you "Respect the Back" in a new trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool, the upcoming PG-13 version of the very R-rated Deadpool 2. The clip starsRyan Reynolds' profane anti-hero and actor Fred Savage, who's sitting in bed Princess Bride style when he lays down some harsh words for the much-maligned Canadian rock band.
Savage opens by comparing Deadpool being a Marvel property licensed by Fox to "The Beatles being produced by Nickelback." "It's music, but it sucks," he says. "They're over-produced, formulaic ear-garbage."
Luckily for Nickelback, Deadpool is here to defend their honor. "I've had it all this Nickelback hating," he declares, before ticking off a litany of the band's career accomplishments, including 50 million albums sold worldwide, six Grammy nominations, 12 Canadian Juno Awards -- "Those count," Deadpool says -- and six Billboard Music Awards.
After an ashamed Savage apologizes, he and Deadpool start singing an impassioned rendition of Nickelback's "How You Remind Me."
In response, Nickelback tweeted at Reynolds, "It’s not like @VancityReynolds to say sorry, we’ve been waiting on a different @deadpoolmovie story."
Once Upon a Deadpool opens in theaters December 12.
L-R: Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- When Kevin Hart stepped down from his Oscar-hosting gig after he refused to apologize for almost decade-old homophobic tweets, Nick Cannon was one of the celebrities who came to Hart's immediate defense.
Now, Cannon tells ABC Radio what prompted him to speak up for Hart, whom he considers a close friend.
"If you know anything about Kevin Hart, you know that he's a great guy," Cannon says. "Not just a good guy, but somebody who has a really great spirit. Somebody that has no hate in his heart for any community or any group of people."
Hart explained his decision to bow out of hosting the Oscars by saying he didn't want to empower "trolls" by apologizing, or "be a distraction" from the night's celebration. "I've addressed this," Hart said at the time. "I've said who I am now versus who I was then. I've done it. I've moved on. I'm in a completely different space in my life..."
In Hart's defense, Cannon also brought up past homophobic tweets from other comedians, including Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman. The actor says that if the Academy is "bringing up old things" and "requesting apologies, then I feel like everyone needs to apologize."
Cannon feels that one of those apologizes also should go to Hattie McDaniel, the first black Academy Award winner, for her role in the 1940 film Gone with the Wind.
"She had to sit in the back in a corner by herself," Cannon noted. "She was segregated from the rest of the Gone with the Wind cast. Do we get an apology for that?"
Cannon says his reason for defending Hart is simple.
"What I was trying to say, 'Look we all make mistakes," he said. "'We all grow. We all learn.' And now it's just like, 'Now off with everyone's head.' And like, we're going to be headless soon."
Olivia Colman in "The Favorite"; Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) -- The Favourite is clearly that with critics. The comedy-drama set in the 18th century world of the British monarchy scored a leading 14 nominations for the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards.
TheFavourite earned nominations in all the major categories including best picture, best director and best original screenplay, as well as acting nominations for stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Not far behind is the superhero blockbuster Black Panther, which earned 12 nominations including best picture, best adapted screenplay, and best supporting actor for Michael B. Jordan. FirstMan has ten nominations, while MaryPoppinsReturns, A Star Is Born and Vice each have nine and Green Book and Roma have seven.
On the TV side, the FX drama The Americans, which ended its six-season run in May, shares a leading five nominations with another FX drama, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and Showtime's Escapeat Dannemora. Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and HBO's SharpObjects are the next-most nominated series, with four nods apiece.
Overall, HBO and Netflix have the most nominations among TV outlets, each with 20. FX is next with 16, while Amazon has 12 and NBC, 11.
The Critics' Choice Awards nominees are selected annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Winners will be announced Sunday, January 13 during a live broadcast on The CW beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
L-R: Danny Masterson and Sam Elliot; Greg Gayne/Netflix(SPOILERS AHEAD) In the wake of his departure from The Ranch, actor Danny Masterson is urging fans of the Netflix comedy to keep supporting the show.
In an Instagram post, Masterson asked fans to keep watching the show, to honor his "family," the crew. "They work 10-14 hour shoot days to make you smile in 30 minute increments," he noted, adding, "Support comedy. Support Art. Support the Iron River ranch and the Bennett Family."
Masterson, who also co-executive-produced The Ranch, was fired from the show a year ago this month after sexual misconduct allegations against him from the early 2000s resurfaced. Masterson has denied any wrongdoing.
In the part-six finale of The Ranch’s just-released second half of season three, it was revealed that Masterson’s character, Rooster, was apparently killed in a motorcycle accident.
Netflix has already announced that The Ranch -- also starring Debra Winger, Sam Elliot, Elisha Cuthbert and Ashton Kutcher -- will return for a fourth season.
Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- The domestic weekend was the second lowest grossing of the year so far with the top twelve films earning a combined $77.8 million.
However, overseas it was quite a different story thanks to Jason Momoa and friends. Aquaman opened in China this weekend earning a whopping $93.6 million, and becoming the top film globally from the one market alone. It also marked the biggest start ever in China for any Warner Bros. title. Aquaman will make a splash in North America on December 21st.
As for the domestic box office, Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet took the top spot with $16 million and The Grinch wasn't far behind at $15.2 million. Ralph has now earned a domestic cume of just over $140 million. Meanwhile, the holiday season has been good for The Grinch, which is now approaching $225 million domestically.
In third, Creed II brought in an estimated $10.3 million, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald took in an estimated $6.8 million over the weekend.
Rounding out the top five is Bohemian Rhapsody with an estimated $6 million as the biographical film about the British rock band Queen is now just shy of earning $175 million domestically as it enters its sixth week of release.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:
1. Ralph Breaks the Internet, $16 million 2. The Grinch, $15.2 million 3. Creed II, $10.3 million 4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, $6.8 million 5. Bohemian Rhapsody, $6 million 6. Instant Family, $5.6 million 7. Green Brook, $3.9 million 8. Robin Hood, $3.6 million 9. The Possession of Hannah Grace, $3.2 million 10. Widows, $3.1 million
NBC//Will Heath(NEW YORK) -- The special counsel paid a special visit to the president's sons on this week's episode of Saturday Night Live.
Eric Trump, played again by Alex Moffat, was being tucked into bed by Mikey Day's Donald Trump Jr. when he started to have some fears about he and his brother's future.
"There's no boogeyman in your closet," Trump Jr. said. "Have you been watching the news again?"
Day's Trump Jr. decided to read his younger brother a bedtime story to help calm him down. Eric struggled a bit with the meaning of words in 'Twas the Night Before Christmas -- starting with the very first word.
But it was a large creaking noise that brought out the real boogeyman.
"That's the cheap steel dad uses to build his towers," Trump Jr. said, walking over to open the closet. "See, nothing in the closet."
Of course, as he opened the door, Robert Mueller -- played as usual by a stammering Robert De Niro -- was standing inside.
"Robert Mueller is in there!" Eric exclaimed.
"Eric, nobody likes a fibber," Trump Jr. said, before leaving to take a phone call from his lawyer.
Mueller sat down with Eric to say, "No matter what happens, America is gonna be just fine," because of the good people in it.
"Good people like my dad?" he asked.
"Let's put a pin in that," Mueller responded.
"Mr. Mueller, people say you're the worst thing that's ever happened to my dad," Eric said.
De Niro, who continues to be befuddled by cue cards, then replied, "No, getting elected president is the worst thing to ever happen to your dad."
Tommaso Boddi/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Ron Perlman plays a hitman looking to retire in the new film Asher, which hits theaters today. Perlman, a veteran character actor, is best known to some as the hulking figure under the red skin and muscle suit of the demonic comic hero Hellboy.
He played the role in two fan favorite films, both for Oscar winning Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro. However, a long-in-development third Hellboy film with del Toro fell apart and a 2019 reboot took place, with Perlman succeeded by Stranger Things star David Harbour.
Perlman tells ABC Radio, "...I was very much at peace that I wanted nothing to with anything but finishing the trilogy. And that the journey was going to be on that included Guillermo [del Toro] or not at all. And frankly there’s so many things that are going on in my life right now, that I don’t think about it at all. I don’t miss it. I’m at peace with it. I’m just amazingly grateful to the two movies that we did get to do."
Perlman's peace had a lot to do with meeting up with Harbour, at a dinner hosted by his friend, actor and comic geek Patton Oswalt. "So, we had our little détente. And so I have nothing but good will for what happens with David in this next iteration of Hellboy."
As for Asher, Perlman tells us he found some common ground with the titular trigger-man: "He is searching for some sort of legacy thing. And I know for a fact that you know when a guy hits his mid-sixties…those things come into play...What will they say about me when I can no longer be identified as the fastest gun in town? I think that’s what Asher is going through, I think that that’s what makes our watching him for two hours poignant."
Ben Blackall/BBC America(NEW YORK) -- Not that there was any official reason to doubt it would happen, but word is Jodie Whittaker will return in the title role for another season of Doctor Who.
"I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again," Whittaker toldThe Hollywood Reporter. "It’s such an incredible role. It's been an extraordinary journey so far and I'm not quite ready to hand it over yet."
Whittaker is the 13th person but the first woman to play the role of time-traveling Doctor in the show's more than fifty-year history. While fan and critical reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, there's still no official word from the BBC confirming the 36-year-old's return.
Doctor Who airs its season finale this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET, then will return for a New Year's special Tuesday, January 1st, both on BBC America.
Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Featuring jaw-dropping visuals and an A-list voice cast,Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle hits Netflix today. The latest take on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book stars the voice and motion capture talents of Christian Bale, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Black Panther star Serkis, who famously portrayed Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films, and pioneered the development of motion-capture tech he utilized in his performances playing Peter Jackson's King Kong, as well as Caesar in the Planet of the Apes films, brought that experience to the table as the director of Mowgli.
"I wanted to really get inside of the minds of the animals," he tells ABC Radio. "So, actually, a lot of the story is carried in close up with the animals, so you really do read their facial expressions and their emotions. You know, it's a drama which happens to have animals as actors."
Rohan Chand plays the little human hero Mowgli. He tells ABC Radio that in order to get inside the head of a boy raised by wolves, he camped out with wolves: "I went to upstate New York to a wolf conservatory center...and it was really great to see how they interacted with each other you know, between the alpha and within the pack."
The film is both in theaters and on Netflix. But Christian Bale, who plays the panther Bhageera, urges people not watch it on your phone: "I don't think anybody's OK with that. I mean, this is serious artwork. I mean this...is a phenomenal, staggering, jaw-droppingly beautiful film. No, you shouldn't watch this on your phone, at all." He adds with a smile, "You know, but that also must surely be bad for your eyes, no?"
AEG Presents/TEG-Dainty/Robert Fox(NEW YORK ) -- Tickets go on sale Friday for Hugh Jackman's first-ever world tour, which will include plenty of singing, dancing and storytelling, but not his most famous on-screen character. However, there's a possibility that another Marvel superhero may show up.
"There won't be a Wolverine kick line," Jackman jokes. But, he reveals, "I actually am about to call Ryan Reynolds, because I do think it would be quite cool if Ryan made an appearance somewhere along...as Deadpool! I think that could be kinda cool!"
If Reynolds shows, that'll be just one of many surprise guests Jackman hopes will join him during the tour -- he's planning on asking everyone from Sting to James Corden to Kristin Chenoweth to drop by. It's all part of his plan to make every concert unique and special.
"There's something sacred to me about [performing] live and I want people to feel when they come that something happened that night that ONLY happened that night," he explains. "It's like a little secret that we have. Something between the 13,000 of us, that you can only experience tonight."
One guest who'll definitely be joining Jackman for multiple shows is Keala Settle, who played the Bearded Lady in the hit movie The Greatest Showman. Jackman says thanks to that movie and its soundtrack, his audiences on this tour will likely include a whole new demographic: little kids.
"It excites me. I love the idea that we're gonna have a family audience," says Jackman. "I love the idea that these kids are gonna hear songs from Greatest Showman, they're also gonna hear stuff from Les Mis, they might hear some of the great standards from Irving Berlin or some Fred Astaire...Gene Kelly...."
"There'll be no swearing," he laughs. "I can tell you that!
Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD) We have a name -- and the first trailer -- for the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War.
Firstly, if you haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War, you may want to look away now, because this being a sequel, everything that happens in the new trailer takes place in the aftermath of Infinity War's extreme bummer of an ending.
The trailer for Avengers: Endgame -- that's the film's name -- opens with Robert Downey, Jr.'s Tony Stark adrift in space. His food and water gone and oxygen nearly gone, he records a final message to his beloved Pepper Potts.
"Don't feel bad about this," he says. "Part of the journey is the end."
Back on Earth, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow confirms that Thanos wiped out fifty percent of the world's population, as Steve Rogers, aka Captain America -- played by Chris Evans -- listens, a tear painting his cheek. We get shots of the surviving Avengers, including Thor, Bruce Banner -- and finally Hawkeye, who was absent from Infinity War, promising that we'll learn why.
"This is the fight of our lives," says Rogers, teasing a plan to undo what Thanos did.
"This is gonna work, Steve," says Black Widow.
"I know it is," answers Rogers. "'Cause I don't know what I'm gonna do if it doesn't."
Then comes the title reveal, with the letters forming out of the dust that remained after Thanos snapped his fingers in Infinity War.
And then, for a bit of comic relief, we end with Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, shouting at the front gate security camera, asking to be let in. Captain America and Black Window learn one more superhero than they believed has survived.
Avengers: Endgame opens nationally April 26, according to the trailer, a change from the advertised May 3 debut date.
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