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Val Kilmer announced on social media that he is on board for a Top Gun sequel.

"friends said it's official - #TOPGUN2 was announced today. I'm ready Tom- still got my top gun plaque! Still got the moves! Still got it!" the actor posted alongside a photo of himself wearing a t-shirt featuring his character Iceman.

Top Gun star Tom Cruise announced that the sequel will happen Tuesday on Sydney's Sunrise.

"It's true. I'm gonna start filming it, probably, in the next year," the actor said. "It is definitely happening."

The original Top Gun was released in 1986.

Now, I don't think a Top Gun sequel is unnecessary, but if you get Tom Cruise then you must get Val Kilmer. That's the only way this can happen. Make this happen. Personally, I'd rather watch Val Kilmer's Iceman than Tom Cruise's Maverick. Maybe I've just got a need for speed!

And remember to celebrate Memorial Day tomorrow!

Be Well,
Steve


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Ellen DeGeneres to headline new comedy special for Netflix
Ellen DeGeneres is taping a stand-up comedy special for Netflix.

"It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. Fifteen years. And I'm writing it now, I can't wait. I'll keep you posted when and where I'm gonna shoot my Netflix special. I'm excited to do it; I'm excited for you to see it," DeGeneres said in a statement Wednesday.

She is the host of the Daytime Emmy-winning The Ellen DeGeneres Show and recently lent her voice to the title character in the animated blockbuster Finding Dory.

No airdate for the Netflix special has been announced yet.


'Clerks' actress Lisa Spoonauer dead at 44
Clerks actress Lisa Spoonauer recently died at age 44.

TMZ reported Wednesday that Spoonauer died at her home in New Jersey. The actress' cause of death has yet to be revealed, although sources said Spoonauer wasn't breathing when police arrived at her home Saturday night.

Clerks director Kevin Smith paid tribute to the actress Tuesday on Instagram after Spoonauer, who played Caitlin Bree in the 1994 cult classic, died Saturday.

"Devastated to report that #LisaSpoonauer, who played Caitlin in #clerks, has passed away. In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she'd play in my life," Smith wrote before recounting the casting process.

"Lisa quickly became one of the most important people I'd ever meet when she joined Brian [O'Halloran], #JeffAnderson, Marilyn [Ghigliotti], @jaymewes, @samosier, @davidkleinasc and me and one of the chief architects of my first film," he added.

"My heart goes out to Tom, Mia and Lisa's family," the director said, referencing Spoonauer's husband and daughter. "Thank you for dreaming my dream with me. You changed my life, Lisa."

In addition to Clerks, Spoonauer appeared in the 1997 movie Bartender starring Robert Zameroski. She later voiced Lisa in a February 2001 episode of the Clerks animated TV series.


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Which actress is leaving 'Chicago P.D.' after four seasons?


Chris Cornell's wife penned an emotional open letter to the late singer this week.
Vicky Karayiannis said Wednesday in a post on Billboard that she doesn't blame the Soundgarden frontman for his suicide.

To My Sweet Christopher,

You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through.

You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn't be alive if it were not for me. My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I'm sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I'm sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace.

I'm broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies. I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. You were right when you said we are soulmates. It has been said that paths that have crossed will cross again, and I know that you will come find me, and I will be here waiting.

I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the history of loving and more than anyone ever will.

Always and forever,

Your Vicky


Cornell died by suicide May 17 at age 52 after performing with Soundgarden the same night. Karayiannis suggested in a statement May 19 that Cornell's suicide was linked to the anxiety medication Ativan.

"When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different. When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him," she said.

"What happened is inexplicable and I am hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details. I know that he loved our children and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life," she insisted.

Cornell and Karayiannis married in 2004, and share 12-year-old daughter Toni and 11-year-old son Christopher. The late singer is also dad to 16-year-old Lillian with ex-wife Susan Silver.


'Price is Right' contestant wins record $31.5K playing Plinko
Ryan Belz, a contestant on The Price is Right, won a record $31,500 while playing Plinko on the long-running game show Thursday.

Plinko challenges contestants to drop five chips, one at a time, down a zigzag maze with varying amounts located on the bottom from $0 to $10,000.

Belz, who was energetic throughout, screamed and shouted when his second chip landed in the middle for $10,000. As the crowd cheered his name, Belz then landed a chip in the middle two more times, much to the delight of the audience.

The previous record was $30,500. Plinko first appeared on The Price is Right in January 1983.

Belz, a 23-year-old Penn State graduate from Millerton, Pa., explained to TMZ that he has been a big fan of The Price is Right his entire life.

"I actually scheduled my classes around it at Penn State," Belz said of watching the game show everyday.


??? Guess Who ???

Which actress is leaving 'Chicago P.D.' after four seasons?

Sophia Bush is departing NBC police drama Chicago P.D. after starring on the series for four seasons.

The female lead on the show, Bush's departure comes after her character, Detective Erin Lindsay, was last seen deciding whether or not to accept a job offer with the FBI in New York during the Season 4 finale.

The 34-year-old One Tree Hill alum may return in a guest-starring role in order to wrap up her character's story arc, Deadline reported.

Recently, Chicago P.D. series regular Jon Seda exited the procedural drama to join Chicago Justice alongside co-creator and showrunner Matt Olmstead who left NBC for a new deal with ABC Studios. Executive producers Michael Brandt and Mark Tinker have also left following the end of Season 4.

Law and Order: SVU showrunner Rick Eid is set to take over Chicago P.D. when it returns for Season 5.

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