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Netflix says it has ordered a third season of its supernatural drama Stranger Things.

"FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts - season 3 is officially happening," Netflix US tweeted Friday.

Created by The Duffer Brothers, the 1980s Indiana-set series stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Police Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy and Sadie Sink as Max.

Netflix confirmed the renewal, but did not offer details about additional casting, storylines or a Season 3 premiere date.

Personally, I can't wait! What say you?

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Steve


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Jim Nabors, 'Gomer Pyle' star, dead at 87
Actor and singer Jim Nabors, who starred on The Andy Griffith Show and spinoff Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., has died at the age of 87.

Nabors died Thursday in his home in Hawaii, Hawaii News Now reported.

The performer's longtime partner and husband Stan Cadwallader also confirmed his death to Indiana's WTHR, who reported that he died peacefully after dealing with health problems the past couple of years.

Nabors is best known for portraying comedic gas station attendant Gomer Pyle in 23 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, before reprising his role as the character in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. for five seasons on CBS from 1964-1969.

Nabors would go on to host his own variety show, The Jim Nabors Hour, for two seasons and was a guest on other programs such as The Carol Burnett Show and The Sonny and Cher Show.

He starred with friend Burt Reynolds in three films, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Stroker Ace and Cannonball Run II.

Nabors also enjoyed a successful singing career, releasing 28 albums that included five gold records and one platinum record.

He performed "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the Indianapolis 500 for 42 years before ending his run in 2014.


Russell Simmons steps down from businesses following sexual assault claim
Russell Simmons has announced that he is stepping down from his businesses after being accused of sexual assault.

Simmons, the founder of record label Def Jam Recordings and CEO of Rush Communications, has been accused of forcing screenwriter Jenny Lumet to have sex with him in 1991.

Lumet detailed her story in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter published Thursday.

In her account, Lumet says the mogul had flirted with her since she appeared in his 1985 movie Krush Groove. One night when offering her a ride home, Lumet says she was instead taken to his apartment where Simmons forced himself on her.

"At no time that night did I say: 'Russell, I will go home with you.' Or, 'Come home with me.' Or 'I will have sex with you.' Or 'I have the desire to have sex with you,'" Lumet said.

Simmons, in a statement, responded to the allegation and detailed how his companies will move forward without him.

"I have been informed with great anguish of Jenny Lumet's recollection about our night together in 1991," the 60-year-old said. "I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described. While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real. While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely and humbly apologize."

"This is a time of great transition. The voices of the voiceless, those who have been hurt or shamed, deserve and need to be heard. As the corridors of power inevitably make way for a new generation, I don't want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded," he continued.

"The companies will now be run by a new and diverse generation of extraordinary executives who are moving the culture and consciousness forward. I will convert the studio for yogic science into a not-for-profit center of learning and healing. As for me, I will step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening."

It's not the only sexual assault claim that Simmons faces.

In an article published this month in the Los Angeles Times, model Keri Claussen Khalighi said Simmons sexually assaulted her while filmmaker Brett Ratner looked on.


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Sterling K. Brown 'would be honored' to star in 'West Wing' reboot
Two-time Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown says he would be "honored" to star in a West Wing reboot.

The 41-year-old actor responded Wednesday on Twitter after series creator Aaron Sorkin suggested Brown for a potential revival.

"#AaronSorkin if you are serious, sir, I would be honored," he wrote, adding an American flag emoji.

Sorkin had divulged in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he occasionally considers NBC's standing offer to reboot The West Wing. He said original star Martin Sheen, who played President Jed Bartlet, would also have a role.

"Sterling K. Brown as the president, and there's some kind of jam, an emergency, a very delicate situation involving the threat of war or something, and Bartlet, long since retired, is consulted in the way that Bill Clinton used to consult with [Richard] Nixon," the producer suggested.

Sorkin said he has a harder time envisioning how Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford's characters, C.J. Cregg and Josh Lyman, would fit in the new scenario. Richard Schiff, who played Toby Ziegler, said in August that he had spoken to Sorkin about a reboot.

"I did have a particular idea that I spoke with Aaron about," the actor said on PoliticKing with Larry King, according to the New York Daily News. "And I love my idea. I don't know if that's going to happen."

The West Wing had a seven-season run from 1999 to 2006. Brown is known for playing Christopher Darden on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and Randall Pearson on This is Us.


Matt Lauer issues apology following firing: 'I am truly sorry'
Former Today host Matt Lauer has released a statement to apologize for the sexual misconduct allegations that led to NBC firing him Wednesday.

"There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry," Lauer said. "As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC."

"Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly," he continued.

"Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job," he added. "The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It's been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace," Lauer concluded.

NBC fired Lauer after the network received a complaint alleging that he took part in "inappropriate sexual behavior." NBC News chairman Andrew Lack, in a statement, said that the complaint about his behavior was the first one they received "in the over twenty years he's been at NBC News," but noted it "may not have been an isolated incident."

It was then reported by The New York Times that two more women came forward to NBC with complaints about Lauer with one former employee stating that the 59-year-old sexually assaulted her in his office in 2001.


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Maggie Grace has joined Season 4 of the zombie apocalypse saga Fear the Walking Dead.

"Much thanks to the wonderful cast & crew for the gracious welcome! What an impressive team! We really hit the ground running," Grace, 34, wrote on Facebook this week.

She also posted a screenshot of a Deadline.com article reporting Grace would be a series regular, but offering no other details about her character or story line. The show is to begin airing fresh episodes in mid-2018.

Returning are Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia. Series newbies, along with Grace, will be Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman and Lennie James, who is currently playing Morgan on Fear the Walking Dead's sister series The Walking Dead.

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