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'Monsters at Work' trailer introduces Ben Feldman as new monster Tylor

Disney+ is giving a glimpse of the new series Monsters at Work.

The streaming service shared a trailer for the animated series Friday featuring John Goodman and Billy Crystal as the voices of James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and Mike Wazowski.

The preview introduces Ben Feldman as Tylor Tuskmon, a new monster working as a mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team. The characters are seen adjusting as they fuel the city of Monstropolis with laughter instead of screams.

"After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester," an official description reads.

Monsters at Work is a sequel and spinoff series to the 2001 film Monsters, Inc. Disney released a prequel film, Monsters University, in 2013.

The new series is developed and executive produced by Bobs Gannaway. The series also features the voices of John Ratzenberger, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, Mindy Kaling, Henry Winkler and Lucas Neff.

Monsters at Work premieres July 7 on Disney+.

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'Star Trek: Prodigy': Jason Mantzoukas, Ella Purnell join voice cast

99cent Banner 21Jason Mantzoukas, Ella Purnell and more have joined the voice cast of upcoming Star Trek animated series, Star Trek: Prodigy.

Star Trek: Prodigy will be a CG-animated series on Paramount+ that follows a group of alien teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it for adventure, meaning and salvation.

Mantzoukas is voicing the character of Jankom Pog, with Purnell as Gwyn. Brett Gray is Dal, Dee Bradley Baker is Murf, Angus Imrie is Zero and Rylee Alazraqui is Roh-Tahk.

The official Star Trek twitter page released photos of each voice actor next to their respective characters.

Kate Mulgrew is returning to the sci-fi franchise to reprise her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Prodigy. Mulgrew previously portrayed Captain Janeway for seven seasons on Star Trek: Voyager from 1995 to 2001.

Star Trek: Prodigy hails from Nickelodeon and CBS Studios. The show is aimed towards younger audiences.

Kevin and Dan Hageman developed the series and serve as co-showrunners. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth are serving as executive producers. Ben Hibon will direct, co-executive producer and serve as the creative lead.

Amanda Kloots says writing book about Nick Cordero was 'therapeutic'

Amanda Kloots says writing her book about her life with her late husband, Nick Cordero, was a "therapeutic" experience.

The 39-year-old television personality discussed her memoir, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, during Monday's episode of CBS This Morning.

Cordero, an actor known for his work on Broadway, died at age 41 in July 2020 after being hospitalized for over three months due to complications from COVID-19. Cordero and Kloots married in September 2017 and have a 2-year-old son, Elvis.

On CBS This Morning, Kloots said she started writing her book two weeks after Cordero's death.

"I was back in Ohio with my family, kinda taking some time just to kind of process everything," Kloots said. "I'll tell you what, I don't think I could write this book now. When I started this, putting everything down on paper, everything was just so in front of my mind."

"It just honestly felt so good to write it down, to get it out of my head ... It was extremely therapeutic and really cathartic to take that trauma and put it down on a piece of paper," she added.

Kloots shared updates on social media throughout Cordero's battle with COVID-19. She said on CBS This Morning that Cordero's doctor David Ang helped her keep a positive attitude during Cordero's illness.

"Day one, he told me, he said, 'Amanda, if we look at this in a positive light, there's possibilities. If we look at it in a negative light, we have no options,'" Kloots recalled. "That just really stuck to me and it still does today."

"I think grieving is tough. It is a road that you can only go on yourself. It is a rollercoaster -- it's ups and downs, twists and turns," she added. "It's a tough road, but I really do think that if you can find one thing a day -- one thing that keeps you happy, one thing that makes you smile -- by the end of the week, you have this beautiful bouquet."

Kloots encouraged people to keep moving forward while also following safety protocols.

"I just think that we have to keep moving forward, we have to still wear our masks and try to socially distance and just be careful and get your vaccine," she said. "As we slowly come back into the world, just don't forget where we were a year ago and how things have changed."

Live Your Life will be released Tuesday.

Kloots joined The Talk as a co-host in December.

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'Gone Girl' actress Lisa Banes dies at 65 after hit-and-run

Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes has died after an apparent hit-and-run incident.

Banes' rep David Williams confirmed the actress' death Monday to Entertainment Tonight. Banes was 65.

Williams told NBC News that Banes was hospitalized in critical condition at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital after a motorized bicycle or scooter ran a red light and struck her on June 4.

Banes suffered a traumatic brain injury in the collision and was unable to recover.

"We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing," Williams said. "She was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to her work, whether on stage or in front of a camera and even more so to her wife, family and friends. We were blessed to have had her in our lives."

As an actress, Banes appeared on Broadway and in films and TV. She played Marybeth, the mother of Amy (Rosamund Pike), in Gone Girl, and also portrayed Victoria on Six Feet Under and Ellen Collins on Royal Pains.

Banes most recently appeared on the Amazon Prime Video series Them.

Seth MacFarlane, who worked with Banes on his show The Orville, was among those to pay tribute to the actress on social media.

"I am deeply saddened at the news of Lisa Banes' passing. We had the good fortune to work with her on The Orville this past year. Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us. A tremendous loss..." MacFarlane tweeted.

Banes is survived by her wife, Kathryn Kranhold.