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If you're a fan of TV, Matthew McConaughey, HBO and True Detective, here's some good news! Matthew McConaughey is open to starring on True Detective Season 3.

The 47-year-old actor, who played Rust Cohle in Season 1, revealed on The Rich Eisen Show that he "wouldn't hesitate" to return to the HBO series if the new season "was written well."

"I hear that all the time now -- 'So you said you're going to do Season 3. When's it coming?'" McConaughey said of casting rumors. "That ball has not advanced at all."

"I've talked to the creator, Nic Pizzolatto, who's taking a little break from it. If that thing was written well and it came up again, I wouldn't hesitate for a second," he declared. "I'm open to [the idea]."

True Detective has yet to be renewed for Season 3 following its less successful second season. HBO head of programming Casey Bloys told reporters in July that a third season is still possible despite Pizzolatto's hiatus.

"It is not dead," Bloys said of the show. I talked to Nic about it and both Nic and HBO are open to another season."

"I don't think Nic has a take and he's working on some other projects," he explained. "We're open to somebody else writing it and Nic supervising it. It's a valuable franchise, it's not dead, we just don't have a take for a third season yet."

Season 1 starred McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan, while Season 2 featured Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. The show is an anthology series that centers on an unrelated series of crimes each season.

I loved Season 1! I didn't watch Season 2. Season 3 has me intrigued. How about you?

Be Well,
Steve


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Dick Van Dyke to have cameo role in 'Mary Poppins' sequel
Dick Van Dyke has confirmed that he will have a cameo role in Disney's upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, Marry Poppins Returns.

"I'll be going to London in the spring to do my role, and I get to do a little song and dance number," the actor explained to Entertainment Tonight about the role.

"I gotta be a part of it," he continued.

Van Dyke famously appeared as chimney sweeper Bert alongside Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in the 1964 original in addition to portraying bank manager Mr. Dawes.

The upcoming sequel, due in theaters Dec. 25, 2018, will be directed by Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt in the title role alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda as Mary's friend Jack the lamplighter, Colin Firth as banks president William Weatherall Wilkins and Meryl Streep as Poppins' cousin.

The film takes place 25 years after the original and features a grown-up Jane and Michael Banks as they encounter the magical nanny once again.


Alan Thicke remembered at memorial attended by Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Cameron and Bob Saget
The cast of Growing Pains paid tribute to Alan Thicke Sunday during a memorial service that was also attended by other celebrities.

On hand for the event were Growing Pains stars Joanna Kerns, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller, Kirk Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio along with Bob Saget, Alex Trebek and Bill Maher according to E! News.

Trebek best known as the long-running host of Jeopardy!, spoke during the service of how Thicke jump started his career and gave him his first shot at hosting a game show.

Thicke's sons singer Robin, Brennan and Carter Thicke were also in attendance along with their families.

The television star died of a heart attack Tuesday at the age of 69 while he was playing hockey with 19-year-old Carter at a Burbank ice rink. He is also survived by his wife Tanya of 11 years.

Following his father's death, Robin noted that he was "always a gentleman."

"The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure," he added. "I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him."


LOOSE LIPS:
"If I'm not aware a photo is being taken, my natural resting face is one of a man dying. I had no idea somebody was taking a photo. Therefore I was resting comfortably in my persona of a man whose soul is visibly exiting this earth."
--Ryan Reynolds, on his less-than-enthused face in Taylor Swift's Instagram, to EW


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Which actor and stand-up comedian will host the 2017 People's Choice Awards?



Pearl Jam, Journey and Tupac Shakur lead 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Journey, Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur are among some of the premiere acts named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2017.

The trio will be inducted into the Cleveland-based hall alongside Electric Light Orchestra, Yes and Joan Baez with musician and producer Nile Rodgers set to receive the Award for Musical Excellence according to Variety.

The 32nd annual induction ceremony will take place April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with HBO airing a special of the event later on in the year.

In October, 19 first-time nominees who were eligible for induction including the likes of Janet Jackson, Depeche Mode, Steppenwolf, Jane's Addiction and Chaka Khan as a solo artist.

For the 2016 class, N.W.A, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller made into the Hall of Fame.

Artists are eligible for inclusion 25 years after the release of their first recording. The 2017 inductees were chosen by more than 900 music industry voters. An online fan ballot is also factored into the overall tally with Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes and Pearl Jam receiving the most votes. The Cars came in fifth place and did not make the cut.

Yes guitarist Steve Howe has commented on receiving the honor to Rolling Stone stating, "It's a wonderful one-off thing that happens. If you get a gold album, you can always get another gold album. You win a guitar award, you can always get another one. But the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a one-off, and it's great."

In terms of Yes reuniting onstage to perform during the ceremony, Howe explained, "I don't know and I can't predict. It just depends on how it feels and what the communication is and what the spirit is."


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Which actor and stand-up comedian will host the 2017 People's Choice Awards?

Joel McHale is to host the 2017 People's Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, CBS announced Monday.

The gala will honor fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital media.

"The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars! And the people have also spoken, and said that it would be OK if I hosted the 2017 People's Choice Awards. Well, one person said that. Luckily, that person was [CBS boss] Les Moonves, so no one questioned it," said McHale in a statement.

"Joel is a brilliant comedic talent, and the perfect host for this show," added executive producer Mark Burnett. "He is a triple threat. An actor; a writer and a performer, and we look forward to him bringing all of those amazing talents to People's Choice Awards 2017."

McHale is known for his work on the sitcoms The Great Indoors and Community. He also served for years as host of The Soup. He was the emcee at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., in 2014 and he hosted the 2015 ESPY Awards.

McHale published his "part memoir, part how-to guide," Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be, in October.

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