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Report: 'Animaniacs' reboot being developed
Steven Spielberg is helping develop a reboot of hit Warner Bros. animated series Animaniacs, according to a new report.

Spielberg, who executive produced the original series which ran from 1993 to 1995 on Fox Kids before moving over to Kids' WB from 1995 to 1998, is said to be interested in a new version along with Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television after Animaniacs experienced a surge in popularity due to appearing on Netflix, IndieWire reports.

Animaniacs which follows the cartoon adventures of siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot who were locked away inside the Warner Bros. water tower until escaping in the '90s, entered Netflix in its entirety in April 2016.

The reboot is said to be in the early stages of development insiders say, with no network to air new episodes attached.

The series also famously featured animated shorts featuring characters such as Pinky and the Brain who received their own show and the Godpigeon about a mafia gang of comedic pigeon's much in the same vein as The Godfather.

Animaniacs, created by Tom Ruegger, featured the voice talents of Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, Sherri Stoner and Maurice LaMarche. The show won eight Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award during its run.


Autopsy: 'Happy Days' star Erin Moran died from cancer
A final autopsy report has confirmed actress Erin Moran died in April from complications related to cancer.

The report, obtained by ET Online, backs up what officials said shortly after the Happy Days star died in southern Indiana on April 22.

Moran, 56, played daughter Joanie Cunningham on the hit television show and its spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi.

Her husband, Steven Fleischmann, wrote in an open letter posted in late April on a Facebook page for Moran's co-star Scott Baio that the actress had been ill for months because of complications from skin cancer.

At one point, she needed a feeding tube to eat, Fleischmann wrote.

"The coroner said even if she was in the hospital being pumped full of antibiotics she still would not [have] made it," Fleischmann wrote. "He said it was the best that she was with me and went in her sleep."


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Who's grandparents attended a screening of 'Baywatch'?


Ariel Winter draws criticism with Memorial Day bikini photos
Ariel Winter drew criticism this week after captioning new bikini photos "Happy #MemorialDay."

The 19-year-old actress faced backlash after sharing the series of revealing pictures on the holiday Monday.

"What has that got to do with Memorial Day? Just an excuse to get half naked," one person wrote in the comments.

"You look good but this is really inappropriate. Memorial Day isn't about you," another added.

Winter followed up her bikini shots with a post reading, "To our men and women in uniform past, present and future -- God bless you and thank you." She personally thanked servicemen and women in the caption.

"Could not be more grateful to all of the men and women who risk their lives to protect ours and our freedom. We are all forever indebted to your service. Thank you," she wrote.

Winter is no stranger to criticism, having been in the public eye since she was a child. She said in a new interview with Refinery29 that she learned to ignore others' opinions and focus on herself.

"I went through a lot of hate online, so I tried to change myself for a really long time. But people just kept hating on me no matter what I did. I decided that instead of pleasing these other people, I'll just spend that time pleasing myself," the star said.

"Those people are going to be rude to me regardless of what I do, so I should just try and be happy with what I am," she explained.

Winter plays Alex Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, which was renewed for an eighth season in 2016.


'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' to debut on Apple Music on August 8
Apple has announced that their upcoming Late Late Show spinoff from James Corden, Carpool: Karaoke: The Series, is set to premiere on Apple Music on Aug. 8.

From creator and executive producer James Corden and Ben Winston, Carpool Karaoke: The Series based on the popular Late Late Show segment of the same name, will consist of 16 half-hour episodes that bring together a celebrity and a musician to sing songs while driving in a car.

A different group of pairings will appear each week on Tuesday including Will Smith and Corden, Miley Cyrus and her family, Shakira and Trevor Noah, Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, John Legend, Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson and LeBron James and Corden, just to name a few.

Blake Shelton, John Cena, Chelsea Handler, Metallica, Shaquille O' Neal, Michael Strahan, Jeff Gordon, Billy Eichner and Seth MacFarlane are also set to star on the show.

"The new Carpool Karaoke series features 16 celebrity pairings riding along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists and surprise fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over," reads the synopsis.

"I'm still going to see my kid on the weekends," Corden said previously of not having to host the series for every episode as he does on his late night show. "This just became a wonderful platform to see these people in such an intimate environment. I don't feel it's mine."

Corden will still continue to produce Carpool Karaoke segments as part of The Late Late Show.


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Who's grandparents attended a screening of 'Baywatch'?

Zac Efron's grandparents were among those to catch the Baywatch reboot over the weekend.

The 29-year-old actor dedicated a sweet post to his relatives Saturday on Instagram after they saw the new film at a theater in Bend, Ore.

"This just makes everything even more awesome. Love you grandma and grandpa. I love you guys! Can't wait to talk to u after the movie," he captioned a photo of his grandparents standing next to a Baywatch poster.

Efron's grandparents had visited the same theater in August 2015 to see his film We Are Your Friends.

"Shout out to Grandma and grandpa. First ones in line, opening night. Love you," the actor wrote on Facebook at the time.

Baywatch, starring Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra, opened in theaters Thursday. The movie received largely negative reviews and finished third at the box office -- behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 -- with $18.1 million.

"Oh boy, critics had their venom & knives ready. Fans LOVE the movie. Huge positive scores. Big disconnect w/ critics & people. #Baywatch," Johnson tweeted in response.

Efron will next star in The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman.

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