Weekly Entertainment News Wrap: Two Deaths, A Tribute, And A Baby

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Ellen addresses months of bad press; The West Wing is reuniting for a cause; and a Dancing With the Stars judge lands a huge deal — here’s all the entertainment news and gossip you missed over the last week from Hollywood.

Entertainment News: Ellen in the Hot Seat

Ellen DeGeneres was back on the job at Ellen and finally got to address the months of chatter about the “toxic” environment on the show’s set.

West Wing Reunion
The West Wing cast is reuniting for an HBO Max special to benefit When We All Vote. It premieres Thursday, October 15, and Entertainment Hub has all the details, including which former U.S. president will be appearing in the project.

Dancing News
Dancing With the Stars’ new judge and former dancer and mirror ball trophy champion, Derek Hough, is moving on up. He just inked a huge deal with ABC. Find out what it includes.

Also on the “Dancing” front, the reality competition series had its first elimination round. Here’s why Tiger King star Carole Baskin was spared in spite of her low numbers.

Here Come the Pearsons

Good news for fans of the Pearson clan on This Is Us. The NBC series’ two-hour season premiere has been pushed up two weeks. Here’s the date it will now return.

A Tribute to RBG
Law & Order: SVU Mariska Hargitay took to social media following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to pay tribute to the woman she truly admired. You’ll want to check out what she had to say.

The Wedding’s Off
They’re over, and they barely even got started. Demi Levato and Max Ehrich won’t be reaching supercouple status. The pair have called off their engagement.

NCIS Turns Back Time

When CBS procedural NCIS returns for its 18th season, expect to be transported back in time. Find out exactly what point in time it will be and the special guest star who’ll be part of the story.

In Memory of…
Former Hollywood stuntman Ernie Orsatti passed away at the age of 80. Orsatti was best known for his iconic fall in 1972 disaster film, The Poseidon Adventure.

Football great Gale Sayers died at the age of 77. The NFL Hall of Fame star was one of the best running backs to ever suit up for the Chicago Bears. Find out more about him, including what soap opera he appeared on.

Questions About the Conners
The Conners is back in production filming its third season for ABC. Here’s our list of five burning questions that must be answered.

Dynasty 2.0?

Are you ready for a new Dynasty? Filthy Rich has hit to screen, a primetime soap about the Monreaux family, who own and operate the Wings of Dove ministry, and we’ve got the first episode recap.

Baby News
Carrie Fisher is a grandmother. The actress’s daughter, Billie Lourd (American Horror Story; Will & Grace), and her fiancé, actor/producer Austen Rydell, have welcomed their first child. Find out more.

Celebrate Like A Boss
A trio of stars from different arenas celebrated birthdays, this week — The Boss, AKA Bruce Springsteen; Mark Hamill, remembered as Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker; and actor, singer and songwriter Ben Platt. Look back at their lives and careers.

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