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Jennifer Lopez will appear as a guest star on the Will & Grace revival.

The 48-year-old singer and actress will play herself and her Shades of Blue character, Harlee Santos, in Season 9 of the NBC sitcom, according to Deadline.

Lopez previously guest starred in Seasons 6 and 7 as a fictional version of herself. The fictional Lopez grew up in the Bronx with Karen Walker's (Megan Mullally) since-deceased maid Rosario (Shelley Morrison).

Mullally shared a photo with Lopez on set Wednesday, although details about the star's episode have yet to be announced. The picture shows Mullally posing with Lopez and co-stars Debra Messing and Sean Hayes.

"huh why is #jenniferlopez on our set..." she wrote, adding a winking emoji. "#willandgrace @nbcwillandgrace and in case you're wondering, no, it's not makeup, it's not a trick of the light, nothing's retouched. she's perfect. and she's nice. it's f'd up."

Will & Grace, which also stars Eric McCormack, initially had an eight-season run from 1998 to 2006. The series returned as a revival in September, and was renewed for Season 10 in August.

"You heard it right! Four additional episodes for the upcoming season, and another season on the way. #WillAndGrace," the show's Twitter account confirmed.

Lopez's series Shades of Blue was renewed for a third season in March. The singer and actress also serves as a judge on the NBC reality competition World of Dance.

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Mark Wahlberg donating $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund
Mark Wahlberg tweeted Saturday that he is donating $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.

"Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation," Wahlberg wrote in his post. "I 100 percent support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name."

The Hollywood Reporter said Wahlberg and Williams' talent agency -- William Morris Endeavor -- is also contributing $500,000 to the cause.

"The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap," WME said in a statement. "In recognition of the pay discrepancy on the All the Money in the World reshoots, WME is donating an additional $500,000 to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name, following our $1 million pledge to the organization earlier this month. It's crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution."

The donations were announced after the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists said it is investigating why Williams was paid 1 percent of what her male co-star earned for reshoots on All the Money in the World.

The actors reshot scenes after Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey, who was axed from the movie following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Williams previously told USA Today she was happy to accommodate the reshoot, saying: "They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort."


Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Quentin Tarantino's ninth movie
Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in writer-director Quentin Tarantino's ninth film.

The pair previously collaborated on 2012's Django Unchained.

Deadline.com reported DiCaprio will play an aging actor in Tarantino's as-yet-untitled film, which is set in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969 when the Manson Family murders took place.

Variety said DiCaprio had been in negotiations for months about joining the project.

Sony is scheduled to release the movie on Aug. 9, 2019, which would coincide with the 50th anniversary of the slayings of nine people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, at the hands of Charles Manson's followers.

Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, Al Pacino and Brad Pitt reportedly are also in consideration for roles in the picture.


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"It's time for me to hang up Scully's hat. It just is."
--Gillian Anderson, confirming that she's leaving The X-Files, at the Television Critics' Association winter press tour



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Which actor will receive President's Award at the NAACP Image Awards?


Hugh Grant says Robert Downey Jr. 'hated' him: 'I was so hurt'
Hugh Grant says his former co-star Robert Downey, Jr., "hated" him.

The 57-year-old British actor said in a new episode of The Jess Cagle Interview that Downey "wanted to kill" him on the set of the 1995 movie Restoration.

"[He] hated me. Hated me. We did a thing called Restoration and he took one look at me and wanted to kill me," Grant told host Jess Cagle, also People magazine's editor-in-chief.

"I don't know [why]," he added. "I was so hurt."

Grant and Downey starred with Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Meg Ryan and Ian McKellen in Restoration, which is based on the Rose Tremaine novel of the same name. Downey responded to Grant's comments in a tweet Thursday.

"A lot has happened over two decades! I respect how Mr. Grant has matured as an artist & voice against violations of privacy. Let's break bread together soon @HackedOffHugh! #burythehatchet2018," the 52-year-old actor wrote.

Grant also said his Music and Lyrics co-star Drew Barrymore hated him "a bit," explaining, "She was very L.A. and I was a grumpy old Londoner." The actor most recently starred as the voice of Phoenix Buchanan in Paddington 2, which opened Friday.


Ellen DeGeneres confirms her father Elliott has died at the age of 92
Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has announced the death of her dad, Elliott.

"This week, at the age of 92, my father Elliott DeGeneres passed away. He lived a good long life. It wasn't unexpected. I was able to say goodbye," the 59-year-old funny lady wrote in a Facebook post, accompanying a brief video clip of her talking about her cherished parent on Thursday's edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The 2-minute clip -- which has gotten more than 3 million views on Facebook and another 350,000 on YouTube -- showed DeGeneres fondly remembering her dad as funny and kind, and noting he was proud of both her and her daytime program.

"There was not one bone of judgment in his body," she said.


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Which actor will receive President's Award at the NAACP Image Awards?

Danny Glover will be honored with the President's Award at the upcoming 49th NAACP Image Awards.

The award, which is chosen by NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, is given in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.

Previous honorees include Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O'Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen's Association, Kerry Washington and Spike Lee.

"Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs," Johnson said in a statement. "Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society."

"It is with great honor that I bestow this year's NAACP President's Award on Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally," he continued.

Glover, an actor known for starring in films such as Lethal Weapon and The Color Purple among many others, has also dedicated his time towards philanthropic efforts with an emphasis on economic justice, health care access and education programs.

The NAACP Image Awards hosted by Anthony Anderson will be broadcasted live on Martin King Luther King Jr. Day on TV One at 9 p.m. ET.

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