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November 29, 2018

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Cyber Deals 2018I've never seen 'Celebrity Big Brother' or 'Regular Big Brother' or whatever it's called, but Anisa, and a few other folks in the office, are huge fans of that program. This nooz is especially interesting for them, and too all fans of the show.

Julie Chen Moonves is set to return as host of Celebrity Big Brother when Season 2 of the reality series returns on Jan. 21, CBS has announced.

Celebrity Big Brother Season 2 will air multiple nights each week before concluding with a two-hour finale on Feb. 13.

The cast of celebrities competing on the program has yet to be announced. Marissa Jaret Winokur won the first season of Celebrity Big Brother in February, taking home a $250,000 grand prize.

Chen Moonves has hosted the Big Brother series since it debuted in 2000. Her return comes after the television personality stepped down as co-host of CBS' The Talk in September following her husband Leslie Moonves' exit as CEO and chairman of the network amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Chen Moonves has supported her husband and continued to host Big Brother Season 20 into the fall following her exit from The Talk.

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Quincy Jones honored in imprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre

Composer Quincy Jones dipped his hands and feet in slab of wet cement during a ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Jones, 85, became the first composer to have his handprints and footprints engraved outside the TCL Chinese Theatre. His career as a composer includes winning 27 Grammy Awards, an Emmy for Roots, a Tony award for The Color Purple and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"I was so addicted at 15 years old, I can't tell you," Jones said during the ceremony. "I used to sit in the theater and think about composing music for these films. And I was absolutely addicted. I could never have imagined that those dreams would lead me to here, to this moment, and to be honest, it is a little bit overwhelming."

The ceremony was attended by rapper Snoop Dogg, singer Usher and his daughter, actress Rashida Jones, all of whom delivered remarks on his behalf.

"Since he has had his hands and foot in everything you've ever loved, this seems like the most literal, best way to celebrate him," Rashida Jones said. "The truth is we can never honor the wonderful, unparalleled, indelible career of Quincy Jones enough."

In addition to his award winning scores, Jones famously produced Michael Jackson's albums Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad, as well as working with Lionel Richie, Will Smith and other musical acts.

He began his career as a bandleader, releasing about a dozen jazz albums, before releasing the bossa nova album Big Band Bossa Nova in 1962.

Two years later, in 1964, Jones made his way into the film industry, composing for Sidney Lumet's The Pawnbroker. In 1967, he released three more scores for In the Heat of the Night, In Cold Blood and Ironsides.

Jones' life was also chronicled in the Netflix documentary Quincy, directed by his daughter.

71st Emmy Awards ceremony set for Sept. 22

The 71st Emmy Awards ceremony is to air live Sept. 22 on FOX, the network and the Television Academy announced Monday.

The event -- which recognizes achievement in television -- is scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

The gala's host has not been selected yet.

Saturday Night Live stars Michael Che and Colin Jost served as the emcees for the 2018 broadcast, during which Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earned top honors.


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George Eads to exit CBS' 'MacGyver' reboot

MacGyver star George Eads is set to depart the rebooted CBS action series after less than three seasons.

Entertainment Tonight confirmed on Monday that Eads will be exiting the program. He is filming his final appearance on MacGyver with the episode set to premiere in 2019.

Eads, who portrays MacGyver's (Lucas Till) partner Jack Dalton, reportedly stormed off the show's Atlanta set in October following an altercation, noted The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources.

The actor is said to be leaving in order to spend more time with his daughter.

Eads previously starred on CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He famously departed the series after 14 seasons ahead of Season 15.

'Cowboy Bebop' live-action series ordered by Netflix

Netflix has announced a live-action Cowboy Bebop series based on the fan-favorite anime of the same name.

Cowboy Bebop was first released in Japan in 1998 before becoming a worldwide hit and ran for 26 episodes. A film which took place in-between episodes of the series, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, was released in Japan in 2001 before hitting the U.S. in 2003.

The anime was known for its thumping jazz soundtrack, colorful characters, futuristic world, and high-octane action scenes that switched between space and marital arts battles.

"Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system's most dangerous criminals. They'll even save the world...for the right price," Netflix said in a statement.

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the live-action series which hails from showrunners and executive producers Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio.

Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc., Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg are also serving as executive producers.

Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed the anime series, will act as a consultant.

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Which Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will host the Kennedy Center Honors gala?

Gloria Estefan is set to host the 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington, D.C., the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced Monday.

"So excited to announce that I get the great privilege to host this year's @kchonors after getting the incredible award last year!! Congratulations to the very deserving 5 artists receiving the award this year!! see you in DC!!" Estefan wrote on Instagram.

This year's honorees were announced in July. They are Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter and Hamilton collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place Dec. 2. It will air on CBS on Dec. 26.

"Gloria Estefan is everything you want in a host for this celebration of the arts. She is herself a Kennedy Center honoree," Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music and live events at CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "Gloria is a Grammy winner, a Broadway producer and one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of this or any generation. On top of it all, she is a caring, beautiful human who is smart, funny and can lead the Conga line out of the Kennedy Center at the conclusion of the night's festivities."