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Bat signal to shine for Adam West in Los Angeles Thursday night
The bat signal is expected to shine in Los Angeles Thursday night in honor of Adam West, the famed, 1960s-era Batman actor who died last week at the age of 88.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will pay tribute to the screen icon by projecting the signal on the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at 9 p.m. PST.

"Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West's signature role as the true crime fighter," a press release from DC Comics. "If fans are not able to join in the tribute Thursday night, the West family encourages Adam's 'old chums' to make a donation to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Idaho-based charity for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, Camp Rainbow Gold."

West died Saturday, surrounded by his loved ones, after a short battle with leukemia. The Washington state native and U.S. Army veteran recently guest starred on The Big Bang Theory and played recurring voice roles on the animated series Family Guy, Robot Chicken and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. His other credits include The Young Philadelphians, The Outlaws Is Coming, The Happy Hooker, The Rapture and The New Age.


Ben Stiller reunites 'Dodgeball' cast for charity event
Actor Ben Stiller reunited the cast of the 2004 comedy DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story for a charity promotion video.

Stiller reprised his role as antagonist White Goodman to challenge the Average Joe's Gym dodgeball team made up of Vince Vaughn, Justin Long and Christine Taylor to a charity dodgeball game benefitting the Stiller Foundation.

During the video Stiller skewered aspects of modern day culture including hashtags, emojis and "baes" as the despicable Goodman before talking trash to Vaughn's dodgeball team and tossing a wrench at Long's face.

The fundraiser, hosted by online non-profit Omaze, offers fans the opportunity to play for or against Stiller's team in a game of dodgeball alongside other perks.

"After the game, you'll take a team photo together so you can remember the time you crushed Average Joe's once and for all. Then, you and Ben will grab some pizza to celebrate. Flights and hotel are on us," the fundraising page states.

Entrants can donate between $10 and $5,000 to purchase chances to participate in the dodgeball game as well as Dodgeball, props from the film and autographed items such as a dodgeball, art print or a script.

The proceeds will benefit Stiller's charity, which has focused primarily on improving educational opportunities for children in Haiti.


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CMT in talks to bring back Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing'
CMT is in preliminary talks with 20th Century Fox TV to bring back Tim Allen's sitcom Last Man Standing for a seventh season.

ABC said it canceled the show -- despite good ratings -- because it no longer plans to air comedies on Friday nights.

The Hollywood Reporter said CMT is trying to see if it can afford the long-running series, which co-stars Nancy Travis and Hector Elizondo.

However, cast members have not been approached yet about extending their contracts, which expire in two weeks, Deadline.com reported.

Allen tweeted last month that he was "stunned and blindsided" about the cancellation and fans swiftly began a campaign to keep the show on the air.

CMT revived the nighttime soap Nashville after ABC canceled it last year.


Jennie Garth: 'Beverly Hills, 90210' reboot would be 'amazing'
Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jennie Garth thinks a reboot of the show would be "amazing."

The 45-year-old actress, who played Kelly Taylor on the series, said in an interview published Tuesday that she would love to revive the Fox drama with her original co-stars.

"I love all my old castmates. Working with them again would be amazing," Garth told Entertainment Tonight. "What a great thing to do. It would just have to be the right coming together of all the minds that need to come together."

"I love it," she said of public interest in remakes and revivals. "People our age and older, and even young people, they love a reboot."

Garth previously reprised Kelly in the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot 90210, which had a five-season run on The CW from 2008 to 2013. The series, which focused on high school student Annie Wilson, portrayed by Shenae Grimes, also featured original stars Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty.

"That's an example of a cast that really didn't have that chemistry," Spelling said of 90210 during a 2014 episode of Jenny McCarthy's podcast Just Jenny. "It's hard to find actors that have [the connection Beverly Hills, 90210 did]."

Garth last appeared in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film A Time to Dance in 2016. She remains close friends with Spelling, who welcomed her fifth child, son Beau, with husband Dean McDermott in March.

"Oh, he's so cute," Garth recently told E! News of Beau. "[Tori's] doing great. She's like Wonder Woman. I do not know how she does it."


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Which 'Zero Dark Thirty' actress may play villain in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'?

Hollywood star Jessica Chastain is in talks to portray the alien empress Lilandra in the forthcoming movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chastain would star alongside Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner. Turner will portray Jean Grey, also known as Phoenix, who possesses telepathic and telekinetic abilities. The character struggled to control her powers after being imbued with the Phoenix Force.

Dark Phoenix aims to retell Chris Claremont's Dark Phoenix storyline from the X-Men comics, which was previously adapted in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. The Last Stand writer Simon Kinberg will direct the new movie.

"We ended up adding the cure plot into it so there were larger stakes and it included more of the X-Men. The Dark Phoenix story went from being the A-plot to the B-plot of the movie," Kinberg said of The Last Stand in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2015.

"What's nice now is my hope is eventually we can tell that story again," he teased.

X-Men stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult will return for Dark Phoenix, according to Variety. The film is prepping to shoot in Montreal, and will open in theaters Nov. 2, 2018.

Chastain is known for her work in Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar and The Martian. She is slated to appear in a number of other films, including Molly's Game with Idris Elba and Woman Walks Ahead with Sam Rockwell.

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