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September 14, 2021

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Jeff Bridges says his cancer is in remission and he has recovered from COVID-19 in a new blog post that was uploaded to his website on Monday.

"My cancer is in remission -- the '9 x 12' mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble. My COVID is in the rearview mirror," the actor said.

Bridges announced that he was diagnosed with lymphoma in October 2020.

The 71-year-old previously said on his blog that he was in the hospital for five weeks after he got COVID-19 in January. Bridges was exposed to the virus at the facility where he was receiving chemotherapy before he was able to get vaccinated.

"COVID kicked my ass pretty good, but I'm double vaccinated and feeling much better now. I heard that the vaccine can help folks with long haulers. Maybe that's the cause of my quick improvement," he continued in the new blog post.

Bridges also released new footage of his Hulu series The Old Man after stating that he is ready to get back to work on the drama. Production on The Old Man has been on hiatus.

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'Hawkeye': Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld join forces in new trailer

Jeremy Renner has a new partner in Hailee Steinfeld in the first trailer for upcoming Marvel television series, Hawkeye.

Renner reprises his role as the bow and arrow-using Hawkeye, who discovers Steinfeld's Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer, in the clip released on Monday.

Kate has started to target criminals the same way Hawkeye did in Avengers: Endgame. Hawkeye takes the young archer under his wing during the holidays and embarks on a new mission as his past catches up with him.

Hawkeye is also attempting to make it back home to his family in time for Christmas and takes his kids to see a stage musical centered around Captain America.

Hawkeye is coming to Disney+ on Nov. 24. Jonathan Igla is writing and executive producing the series.

Co-stars include Vera Farmiga, Fra Free, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d'Arcy James and Alaqua Cox.

Hawkeye is fourth live-action Marvel series to hit Disney+ following WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki.

Watch It Now: Marvel Studios' Hawkeye - Official Trailer

Dua Lipa sets North American 'Future Nostalgia' tour for 2022

50pk MaskDua Lipa will be embarking on a North American tour in support of her second studio album Future Nostalgia, starting in 2022.

The tour will begin Feb. 9 at the FTX Arena in Miami before wrapping up on April 1 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.

Caroline Polachek and Lolo Zouaï are joining Lipa as special guests. Megan Thee Stallion will also be performing at Lipa's concerts in Denver, Tulsa, Okla., and Phoenix.

Tickets go on sale at noon local time Friday through Ticketmaster.

Lipa will also be touring Europe in 2022. Future Nostalgia was released in March 2020 and includes the songs "Don't Start Now" and "Levitating."

"I'm so thrilled to tour again and see my angels in person! How amazing that we all get to dance and celebrate together once again. When I was writing Future Nostalgia, I imagined the songs being played in clubs on nights out with your mates. I'm so excited that this fantasy is finally coming true. I can't wait to experience these songs with you together live!" Lipa said in a statement.

Here is the full list of dates for the tour:

Feb. 9 -- Miami, FTX Arena
Feb. 11 -- Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
Feb. 12 -- Atlanta, State Farm Arena
Feb. 14 -- Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 16 -- Charlotte, N.C., Spectrum Center
Feb. 18 -- Boston, TD Garden
Feb. 19 -- Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 22 -- Montreal, Centre Bell
Feb. 23 -- Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
Feb. 25 -- Detroit, Little Caesars Arena
Feb. 26 -- Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
March 1 -- New York, Madison Square Garden
March 2 -- Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena
March 4 -- Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
March 5 -- Buffalo, N.Y., KeyBank Center
March 8 -- Minneapolis, Target Center
March 9 -- Chicago, United Center
March 12 -- Houston, Toyota Center
March 13 -- Dallas, American Airlines Center
March 15 -- Denver, Ball Arena
March 17 -- Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
March 20 -- Phoenix, Footprint Center
March 22 -- Los Angeles, The Forum
March 25 -- Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
March 27 -- San Jose, Calif., SAP Center
March 29 -- Portland, Ore., Moda Center
March 31 -- Seattle, Climate Pledge Arena
April 1 -- Vancouver, Canada, Rogers Arena

Billy Bob Thornton lands role in 'Yellowstone' prequel '1883'

Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton has signed on as a guest star in the Yellowstone prequel, 1883, on Paramount+

The Goliath and Sling Blade alum will play Marshal Jim Courtright on the show, the cast of which will be led by Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

"So cool to have Billy Bob Thornton join 1883!! We worked together on Friday Night Lights....can't wait to team up on this one!" McGraw tweeted Friday.

The streaming network has described the Dutton family origins story as "a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America's promised land -- Montana."

Produced by Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan, 1883 is slated to premiere on Paramount+ on Dec. 19.

Season 4 of the contemporary ranch drama Yellowstone -- starring Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley and Cole Hauser -- is scheduled to debut on Nov. 7.

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'Narcos: Mexico' to end with Season 3, feature Luisa Rubino as narrator

Narcos: Mexico will conclude with a third and final season.

Netflix announced Monday that Season 3 will be the show's last. The season will premiere Nov. 5.

Netflix shared the news alongside a teaser for the new season. The preview introduces Luisa Rubino as the show's first female narrator. Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal and Scoot McNairy narrated previous seasons.

"There are forces moving us, shaping our lives that we're not aware of," Rubino says in a voiceover. "My country was at war. A war that would change Mexico and drug trafficking forever."

"War spreads like fire. But no matter how fast it burns... the music keeps playing," she adds.

Rubino will play a young, idealistic and ambitious journalist whose mission to expose corruption brings her an even bigger story that she anticipated, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Season 3 will feature returning stars McNairy, José María Yázpik, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda and Gorka Lasaosa. New cast members include Rubino, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Alberto Guerra and Bad Bunny.

Narcos: Mexico is a companion series to Narcos, which had three seasons on Netflix. Both series are created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro.