Taraji P. Henson returning to TV, two Friends speak out about COVID-19, and a singing superstar accepts a proposal: Here’s all the entertainment news and gossip you missed over the last week from Hollywood.
Entertainment News: Cookie Lives
It looks like Taraji P. Henson, who starred as Cookie Lyon on Fox series Empire, could be returning to your TV screens in that old familiar role. The actress inked a first look new deal with 20th Century Fox TV and the first project they’ll explore is Cookie spinoff.
A Message from Friends
Longtime Friends on and off-camera, Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox, spoke out about the seriousness of COVID-19. Aniston shared a photo of a dear friend currently battling the virus, while the two woman also posted a video about the importance of wearing mask.
Look Who’s Engaged
Demi Lovato accepted a ring and marriage proposal from her beau Max Ehrich (ex-Fen, The Young and the Restless). You’ll want to read his touching words about the woman he loves.
Taylor Swift’s New Project
In other singing superstar news, Taylor Swift released her eighth album. She wrote and recorded the entire thing while in isolation during the pandemic.
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Pauley Perrette has made serious accusations against her former workplace, NCIS. She called out the CBS show alleging it’s racist, misogynistic and homophobic.
Joining The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead will be getting a new cast member when it opens its eleventh season. Margot Bingham, best known for her role as Daughter Maitland on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, is joining the AMC zombie series.
Sherri Saum, who last appeared on Freeform’s The Foster, has a brand new gig. The actress shared the news on Twitter that she’s set to star in Power spinoff, Power Book II: Ghost, when it debuts its first season.
Milestone for Trebek
A day after releasing his memoir, Alex Trebek: The Answer Is, the longtime Jeopardy host celebrated a very special birthday. Trebek turned 80 on July 22.
Lastly in entertainment news, when Dancing With the Stars returns for its new season, there will be giant changes. Tom Bergeron won’t be returning as host and neither will Erin Andrews as co-host.