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The final season of the A&E series 'Bates Motel' has official begun...and it's gone psycho!

I can't wait to see the fate of everyone's favorite mama's boy, Norman Bates.

Will it remake the Hitchcock classic? Will it re-write cinematic history? Will it make fans reconsider the Gus Van Sant shot-for-shot remake?

With 9 episodes to go, we shall see?

Be Well,
Steve


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'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy diagnosed with dementia
Days after forgetting the words to songs he's been singing for five decades, former teen heartthrob, and star of The Partridge Family, David Cassidy revealed in an interview that he has dementia.

Cassidy told People he has been diagnosed with the progressive memory loss disease, which he said has forced him to accept a fate he expected because of the disease's long history in his family.

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," Cassidy said, explaining he was retiring from performing in order to enjoy the rest of his life, rather than struggle with the words to his own songs.

"I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I've been without any distractions," Cassidy said. "I want to love. I want to enjoy life."

Cassidy was affected by his mother, grandmother and grandfather dying from the disease, noting it was particularly difficult to watch his mother "disappear" during the last years of her life.

"I feared I would end up that way," Cassidy said.

Cassidy announced his decision to retire at the beginning of February, citing arthritis making it more difficult to perform and travel. Last weekend, Cassidy played what he billed as the "last two shows that I ever do on the west coast of the United States."

Cassidy's publicist said he will play at least two more shows before calling it a career -- at the Greenwich Odeum in Greenwich, Rhode Island, on March 3, and at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City on March 4.


Guillermo del Toro confirms there will be no 'Hellboy 3'
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro announced Tuesday there will not be a third film in his live-action Hellboy franchise.

"Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it," del Toro tweeted.

Based on graphic novels by writer-artist Mike Mignola and featuring Ron Perlman as the titular demon, Hellboy was released in 2004 and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army hit theaters in 2008. The movies also starred Doug Jones, Selma Blair and the late John Hurt. The cast members reprised their roles vocally in two direct-to-video, animated movies, as well.

Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it- Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 21, 2017

Perlman addressed the news about the thwarted, third movie with his trademark dry humor.

"In loving memory of the #Hellboy franchise officially biting the dust, I will take the rest of the day off Twitter," he wrote.

However, Perlman returned three minutes later, tweeting: "Just kidding. [Expletive] Trump!"


LOOSE LIPS:
"It is very functional. I have pounded chicken with it."
--Tracee Ellis Ross, on her Golden Globe Award, to PEOPLE


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Which former pottery spinning actress has joined the cast of 'Empire'?


Hoda Kotb of 'Today' adopts baby girl
Hoda Kotb is a first-time mom.

The 52-year-old Today show anchor confirmed on Tuesday's episode that she recently adopted a daughter, Haley Joy, after hinting at the news on Twitter.

"That little girl, Haley Joy, is my daughter!" she tearfully announced. "I adopted her. She's a Valentine's baby so she's a little nugget ... She is the love of my life."

Co-hosts Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Jenna Bush Hager were thrilled to hear the news and also offered their congratulations online. Savannah Guthrie and Dylan Dryer, who are on maternity leave, also chimed in on Twitter.

"So thrilled for @hodakotb and her previous daughter, Haley Joy!! She will be the best mommy ever! We love you, Hoda, enjoy every moment!" Gifford tweeted.

"Overjoyed for @hodakotb and her little comet Haley - a brilliant flash of light for our world. Love love love and LOVE," Guthrie wrote.

"There is no joy like being a mother! @hodakotb I'm so beyond happy for you!!! Welcome aboard the baby train! She's precious," Dreyer added.

Kotb had teased the news on social media in the past week by sharing cryptic but inspirational posts, such as "We're all just looking for someone to spend our forevers with" and "May the next few months of your life be a period of magnificent transformations."

"My girl #haleyjoy," she captioned a photo of herself with her daughter Tuesday.

Kotb had announced in October that she was moving in with boyfriend Joel Schiffman, but didn't mention her beau while sharing her baby news on Today. She and Schiffman have been dating for over three years.


'Game of Thrones' alum Iwan Rheon to play Maximus on ABC's 'Inhumans'
Game of Thrones veteran Iwan Rheon has landed the lead role of Maximus in the upcoming, ABC series Marvel's Inhumans.

The actor is best known for his portrayal of the infamous baddie Ramsay Bolton on the HBO drama.

"Iwan's ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life. We're thrilled to have him on board," Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television and executive producer, said in a statement Tuesday.

"Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment, and I'm very excited to have someone of Iwan's considerable talent," added executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck.

The first pair of episodes for the comic-book adaptation are scheduled to premiere exclusively in IMAX theaters for two weeks in September before the show's network debut.

A synopsis explained the series "will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family."


??? Guess Who ???

Which former pottery spinning actress has joined the cast of 'Empire'?

Demi Moore is joining Fox's Empire in Season 4.

The Ghost, G.I. Jane and Indecent Proposal star will appear in the last episode of Season 3 as "a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past" who will become more involved with the Lyon family the following season.

This isn't the film star's first television role -- she started out on General Hospital in the 1980s.

The 54-year-old actress is joining a star-studded list of guest stars this season, including Taye Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, Eva Longoria and Nia Long. Moore's daughter, Rumer Willis, has also joined the show this season in a recurring role.

Empire is in its third season and will return from mid-season break March 22. The drama follows the Lyon family and stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett.

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