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Okay, this really bugs me! Remember when MTV was just a network that played music videos? That was great. Then MTV decided to banish the music videos to MTV2 and started "producing" it's own "original" "content" for lack of a better term.

And that brings us to the MTV Movie Awards. What!? Why would such a superficial channel handout meaningless awards to celebrities that...oh, I've answered my own question.

Well, now the MTV Movie Awards are expanding to include television categories for the first time in 25 years. If that means anything or makes any sense to anyone.

Now branded the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the annual ceremony will feature both film and television stars as they compete to win the network's signature golden popcorn statue.

"We're living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you're watching it in a theater or on TV," Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, said in a press release.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards is set to air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on May 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The event will be preceded by a Movie & Television festival that will include live performances and special guests leading up to the ceremony.

Oh, I will not be watching. How about you?

Be Well,
Steve


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'The Matrix' reboot in development at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. is looking to revive their long dormant Matrix franchise with a new film according to a new report.

The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources, noted that Zak Penn is in talks to write a treatment while the studio has shown interest in having actor Michael B. Jordan to star.

It remains unclear how involved the original trilogy's creators the Wachowski sisters and producer Joel Silver would be involved.

The original, released in 1999, that starred Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss and Hugo Weaving, launched a trilogy that grossed nearly $1.8 billion worldwide.

Reeves discussed the possibility of one day revisiting the series while promoting his latest film John Wick: Chapter 2, stating that he would only return if the Wachowskis were involved.

"They would have to write it and direct it. And then we'd see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that'd be weird, but why not?" he told Yahoo Movies.

Following the release of the trilogy, the Wachowskis collaborated on The Animatrix, a collection of short anime films that take place throughout the Matrix universe and a number of Matrix video games.


CBS announces 'Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon'
CBS announced a new series, a comedy about 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper called Young Sheldon, will debut in the 2017-2018 season.

Jim Parsons plays grown-up Sheldon on the network's hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

The spinoff, Young Sheldon, is set to debut in the fall with Iain Armitage playing the title character.

Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the new show will follow Sheldon as a child living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.

Jon Favreau is directing/executive producing the first episode, and Parsons will narrate the series as the adult Sheldon.


LOOSE LIPS:
"She wasn't holding the melody perfect, but she's 10 months old."
--John Legend, on practicing his Oscars performance with daughter Luna, on E!



??? Guess Who ???

Which Oscar-winning director and actor wrote in a Facebook post: 'I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction'?


Aubrey Plaza's role on 'Legion' was written for a middle-aged man
Aubrey Plaza told Conan O'Brien that her role on FX's Marvel show Legion was originally meant to be played by a middle-aged man. The 32-year-old actress told the late night host on Tuesday night that she had coffee with show creator Noel Hawley and he asked her to play the role of Lenny.

"I remember having coffee with him, I was on crutches at the time because I had torn my ACL...I don't know, that has nothing to do with it but maybe there was something in my behavior," she explained.

"That made him think of you as an older man...on crutches," O'Brien said.

"That made him think I was like an old man ordering black coffee with no sugar..I don't know what it was, but he asked me to do it and I said yes," Plaza continued.

O'Brien said it was more like she has the attitude of an older man. The actress said it was really complicated and hard to explain.

"It's Marvel so...It's one of those shows... its really, it's very trippy and kind of hard to talk about, but yeah, I am many things and an old man is one of them," she said.

"That quote's gonna follow you for the rest of your life," Conan said.

Legion also stars Downtown Abbey's Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton and Bill Irwin and airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on FX.


'Roseanne' stars John Goodman, Sara Gilbert reunite
Roseanne stars John Goodman and Sara Gilbert recently had an on-screen reunion.

The 64-year-old actor and 42-year-old actress, who played dad and daughter Dan and Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom, spoofed the series on Gilbert's talk show, The Talk.

Goodman and Gilbert staged a scene where Darlene "came out" to her father as a talk show host. In real life, the actress came out as lesbian in 2010.

"So there's something I've been wanting to talk to you about for a while now," she said as Darlene. "I don't know how to say this... I'm a talk show host."

"Well, as long as you're happy, you know, me and your mom will support you," Goodman responded as Dan. "You know, for a minute there, I thought you were gonna tell me you were gay."

"Let's save something for halftime," Gilbert said.

Roseanne had a nine-season run on ABC from 1988 to 1997, and ended with Dan dying in the series finale. Goodman said on The Talk that he'd be open to an official reunion despite his character's passing.

"Oh, hell yes!" the actor said. "[Roseanne Barr] and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn't go anywhere ... We were very happy to work together. I talk to her every once in a while. If we could get everyone together... there's such a wealth of opportunity."

"I would [also be interested]," Gilbert added. "Your only fear is you don't want to do a bad version. You don't want to damage what's been done. I think it'd be amazing."

Goodman previously reunited with Gilbert on The Talk in 2014. He said at the time that Gilbert, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson, who played Darlene, D.J. and Becky Conner, "were like [his] own kids" during Roseanne's run.


??? Guess Who ???

Which Oscar-winning director and actor wrote in a Facebook post: 'I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction'?

Ben Affleck revealed on social media Tuesday he recently underwent treatment for alcohol addiction.

Affleck, 44, helmed and co-starred in the movie Argo and acted in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gone Girl, The Sum of All Fears, Armageddon, Dogma, Chasing Amy and Good Will Hunting. He is poised to star in the upcoming film The Batman.

"I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront," Affleck wrote in a Facebook post. "I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery."

Affleck is separated from his wife, actress Jennifer Garner. They have three children together. He is also the brother of Casey Affleck, who won the Best Actor Oscar last month for his performance in Manchester by the Sea.

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