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It looks like we'll have to wait a lot longer for the 25 installment in the James Bond franchise.

The next entry in the James Bond film series, commonly referred to as Bond 25, may miss its planned Nov. 8, 2019, release date, according to reports.

The film is said to have suffered a setback following the recent exit of director Danny Boyle and may not be released until early 2020, noted The Hollywood Reporter citing sources.

Boyle co-wrote the script for his version of Bond 25 alongside John Hodge. The script did not meet the approval of producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig, Variety reported, noting that studios MGM and Eon are now searching for a new writer or writer-director.

MGM has declined to comment on any delay to the film's release date.

The film will be Craig's fifth turn as the iconic spy, after starring in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

I hope that this one comes together. And then get Idris Elba to be the next Bond!

Be Well,
Steve


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Poppy Montgomery to star in ABC action-drama 'Reef Break'
Without a Trace and Unforgettable alum Poppy Montgomery is to play a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a Pacific Island paradise in ABC's new action-drama Reef Break.

"We're thrilled to add this new series fronted by Poppy Montgomery to our summer 2019 slate. It's an exhilarating and suspenseful ride set against some of the most beautiful locations," Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement Thursday.

The network has ordered 13 episodes of Reef Break.

"I could not be more proud or excited to be working with this extraordinary group on this incredible show! @abcnetwork @m6officiel #abcstudios #abcstudiosInternational @kelilee7 @post109inc @channers314 @patrickmoran1 @ruthannesecunda22 @pegdonegan @abcpublicity @abcstudiosuk @abc_studios #pinchme #reefbreak #summer2019 WAAAAAHOOOOOO!!!!!" Montgomery wrote on Instagram.

The actress came up with the idea for the series and will serve as executive producer. Ken Sanzel will produce, write and run the show.


'Bewitched' reboot in development from 'black-ish' creator
ABC has handed out a pilot production commitment to a reboot of classic 1960's sitcom Bewitched from black-ish creator Kenya Barris.

The reboot will be a half-hour comedy based on the original series which followed witch Samantha as she attempts to live a normal life with her mortal husband Darren. The new version will present the leads as an interracial couple with Samantha as black single mother who is married to Darren, a white male who is a slacker.

Samantha, in the reboot, is said to discover that despite being magical, her white husband holds more power in America as a tall, white male with a full head of hair.

Barris wrote the story for the reboot alongside black-ish writer and producer Yamara Taylor. Barris and Taylor will serve as executive producers along with John Davis and John Fox.

The original Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York, aired on ABC from 1964-1972. The property received a film adaptation in 2005 starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

Barris, who is also behind black-ish spinoff grown-ish on Freeform and upcoming Freeform comedy Besties, recently signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to develop new series exclusively for the streaming service.


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Ed King, former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist, dead at 68
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King died Wednesday at the age of 68.

The musician's family said in an Instagram post Thursday that King died in Nashville, Tenn.

"It is with great sorry we announce the passing of Ed King who died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22nd, 2018. We thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career," the post reads.

King's cause of death was not specified, although WTVF said the guitarist had been battling cancer in recent months.

Lynyrd Skynyrd co-founder Gary Rossington mourned King's death in a tweet on the band's official Twitter account.

"I've just found out about Ed's passing and I'm shocked and saddened," the 66-year-old guitarist wrote.

"Ed was our brother, and a great Songwriter and Guitar player. I know he will be reunited with the rest of the boys in Rock & Roll Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and his family," he added.

King joined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1972, and co-wrote several of the band's hits, including "Sweet Home Alabama," "Saturday Night Special" and "Poison Whiskey." He was with the band from 1972 to 1975 and from 1987 to 1996, but left in 1996 due to congestive heart failure.


Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott join cast of 'AHS: Apocalypse'
Former American Horror Story Season 1 stars Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott have been cast in the upcoming eighth season of the anthology series titled Apocalypse.

Apocalypse, which will premiere on FX on Sept. 12, will act as a crossover between American Horror Story: Coven and American Horror Story: Murder House.

Britton and McDermott previously portrayed married couple Vivien and Ben Harmon in Murder House, and were last seen turning into ghosts. Vivien, before she died, had given birth to Michael who is believed to be the Antichrist. Michael will be playing a role in Apocalypse and will be an adult portrayed by Cody Fern.

The cast also features returning Coven stars Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Gabourney Sidibe, Stevie Nicks and Taissa Farmiga. They will be joined by Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and Billie Lourd.

The main theme of Apocalypse will be the end of the world, with the new season starting with a disastrous event. "The story begins with the end of times," executive producer Alexis Martin said to The Hollywood Reporter. "It starts in the real world. It's very tangible, and it's a familiar panic."


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Princess Diaries stars Anne Hathaway and Mandy Moore are planning to reunite.

Hathaway, 35, and Moore, 34, reminisced about the 2001 movie and agreed to get together during an exchange Thursday on Instagram.

Moore shared a throwback photo of herself and Hathaway attending the Los Angeles premiere of The Princess Diaries. Hathaway wore a strapless dress, while Moore sported a denim jacket and jeans.

"I guess this film came out just over 17 years ago??" Moore captioned the post. "@annehathaway was already a movie star and I showed up to my first premiere in a casual denim suit. Hey, it was 2001! #tbt #theprincessdiaries."

Hathaway responded to Moore in the comments.

"That's the face I make when I'm trying to not flop sweat on a terrifically famous pop star," the actress wrote. "So happy for all that you have going on!"

Hathaway and Moore also joked about a scene in The Princess Diaries where Hathaway's character, Mia Thermopolis, plasters Moore's character, Lana Thomas, with ice cream.

"Let's get together and throw ice cream at each other soon," Hathaway said.

"Hello friend! Count me in. It'd be an honor to be coned by you again!" Moore replied.

The Princess Diaries opened in theaters in August 2001, and was followed by the sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in 2004. Hathaway paid tribute to the film and its late director, Garry Marshall, on the movie's 15th anniversary in 2016.

"To all the fans who have loved Mia, Louie, Lily, Joe, Michael and, of course, Queen Clarisse, thank you from the bottom of my heart!" the star wrote.

"And to Garry Marshall, thank you for making me a princess. I love you always my beloved friend and teacher, and I miss you every day xx," she added.