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My wife loves the NBC show 'This Is Us' and I'm sure she'll love it even more, if that's even possible, because this fan and critic gem is coming back to Tuesdays.

Less than a month after NBC announced This Is Us would move to Thursday nights at 9 this fall, the network has reversed course, saying it will keep its hit drama in a Tuesday night time slot.

NBC had hoped moving This Is Us to Thursdays would bolster that night's lineup and resurrect the network's Must See TV tagline from the 1990s. The show stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore and Sterling K. Brown.

But Thursday Night Football on NBC, which starts mid-November, would have disrupted a continuous fall showing for the hit program. NBC executives also decided they didn't want to inconvenience fans who watched the first season on Tuesdays, a source close to the network told Variety.

Moving the second season of This Is Us back to Tuesday at 9 p.m. means more changes for NBC's primetime lineup this fall. The network's revival of Will & Grace will now air at 9 p.m. on Thursdays, along with other shifted shows, Superstore at 8 p.m., The Good Place at 8:30 p.m. and Chicago Fire at 10 p.m.

NBC also shuffled Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Are you looking forward to the return of 'This Is Us'?

Be Well,
Steve


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Kathy Griffin apologizes for bloody anti-Trump photo: 'I went way too far'
Kathy Griffin has apologized for taking part in a photo shoot that featured herself holding up a bloody, decapitated head resembling President Donald Trump.

"I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction to these images. I'm a comic. I crossed the line. I move the line. Then I cross it. I went way too far," Griffin says in an apology video posted across her social media channels Tuesday.

"The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it. I've made a lot of mistakes in my career. I will continue. I ask your forgiveness. Taking down the image. I am going to ask the photographer to take down the image. And I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong," she continued.

The photo was taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields who is known for taking violent images. Griffin and Shields posted their anti-Trump photos on their social media accounts Tuesday and faced backlash from Trump and other political figures.

"Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

Donald Trump Jr. condemned the photo on the social media site stating, "Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?"

Chelsea Clinton also shared her thoughts on Twitter noting, "This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president."

The image elicited a response from the U.S. Secret Service after users on Twitter began sending the image to the official Twitter account of the law enforcement agency.

"The U.S. Secret Service has a critical mission. It is always unfortunate when people make statements that could be perceived as threats. We don't have the luxury of knowing a person's intent. Each alleged or perceived threat has to be investigated thoroughly which taxes Secret Service manpower and resources that could be utilized elsewhere," the Secret Service said in a statement after tweeting that they were investigating the matter.

The controversy has cost Griffin her partnership with Squatty Potty, a line of footstools for toilets who is now pulling a new ad campaign featuring the 56-year-old after calling the photos "deeply inappropriate."

Griffin's relationship with CNN has also been affected. The comedian is the longtime co-host of the network's annual New Year's Eve coverage.

"We found what she did disgusting and offensive," CNN said in a statement. "We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating our New Year's Eve coverage and have made no decisions at this point."


Olivia Newton-John postpones tour dates due to cancer
Olivia Newton-John has delayed U.S. and Canada tour dates after learning her breast cancer has spread to her lower back.

The 68-year-old singer and Grease actress, shared a Facebook post announcing she was postponing her June tour dates. Doctors told her the severe back pain that caused her to delay the first half of her North American tour was the result of breast cancer that has metastasized to her sacrum.

Newton-John will also complete a short course of photon radiation therapy in addition to natural wellness therapies, according to the statement.

"I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia," she said.

Newton-John, who became an advocate for cancer treatment, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.

Her post also stated that she would not be accepting interview requests, as she is focused on her treatment and healing.


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Robert Pattinson says he was nearly fired from 'Twilight'
Robert Pattinson says he was nearly fired while filming the first Twilight movie.

The 31-year-old British actor confessed in an interview with the New York Times that his agents had to fly in after he was almost dismissed from the 2008 film's set.

"I didn't have to kiss anybody's [butt] the entire time," he recalled. "I don't think I did, anyway."

Pattinson, who played the vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight and its four sequels, said he came to see the franchise as "an amazing luxury."

"[It] was amazing luck, as well, to just have fallen into it with the group of people I worked with on it," he added.

Pattinson previously discussed his problems on the Twilight set in an interview with Yahoo! Movies in 2012. He said he used method acting while filming the movie because he took the project so seriously.

"I was fighting with everybody in control all the time," the star said. "I was determined to make it so serious."

Pattinson has since starred in Cosmopolis, Map to the Stars and the crime drama Good Times, which competed this month at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival. He told the NYT he still takes his work extremely seriously, to the point where he thinks he's terrible in every take.

"I can't say that about anyone I work with," the actor said. "I've never seen anyone give themselves such a hard time. I'm beating myself up afterward. And I think there's some weird perverted energy that comes out of when people criticize previous work or think you represent this certain thing."


Keri Russell reunites with 'Felicity' costar Scott Speedman on 'Kimmel'
Felicity costars Keri Russell and Scott Speedman reunited at the actress's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony and on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday.

The actress, who got her start on the Mickey Mouse Club, became a household name in the title role of Felicity which ran from 1998 to 2002. Speedman played one of her love interests on the show and the actors also had a relationship offscreen.

Russell talked about her longtime friendship with the Animal Kingdom actor on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the actors answered questions about a possible Felicity revival.

"Some people are on really high-class shows," Speedman said, referring to Russell's role on The Americans. "I'll do it in a heartbeat. I'll be on Lifetime in no time."

The actors agreed Speedman was "a disaster of a boyfriend."

"A young 20s boyfriend is called a disaster of a boyfriend," Russell said.

Speedman replied, "Not much has changed."

Keri Russell received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star at a ceremony attended by partner and The Americans costar Matt Rhys, Speedman and Felicity creators Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 41-year-old said of the ceremony, "I would much rather hide out from doing these things. It's a lot for me to get up and speak, but, it's an incredible honor, obviously. It's so special to be a part of this. My mom grew up outside of L.A. and remembers these ceremonies, you know, so it's incredible. It's historic, and it's amazing to be a part of it."

Russell currently appears on FX's The Americans which aired the final episode of Season 5 Tuesday night. The series will end at Season 6.


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Which actress has joined 'So You Think You Can Dance' as a judge?

Vanessa Hudgens will serve as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

The 28-year-old actress will appear in Season 14 of the Fox reality competition, which premieres June 12.

"So excited!!!" she said of the news on Twitter.

Hudgens joins returning judges Nigel Lythgoe, Jason Derulo and Maddie Ziegler. Mary Murphy, who left the show after Season 11, also will serve as a judge in the new season.

"I am so excited for Vanessa to join Mary and me on the judging panel for the 14th season of So You Think You Can Dance," Lythgoe said in a statement.

"There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the SYTYCD fans will love her as much as we do. Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy to our panel," he added.

Hudgens came to fame as Gabriella Montez in Disney Channel's High School Musical movies, and has since starred in the Broadway musical Gigi and the Fox production of Grease Live!. She most recently played Emily Locke on the NBC sitcom Powerless.

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