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'The White Lotus' Season 2 coming to HBO in October

The White Lotus will return for a second season in the fall.

Variety reported Wednesday that Season 2 of the comedy-drama series will premiere in October.

HBO confirmed by re-tweeting the news.

The White Lotus is created, written and directed by Mike White. The first season premiered in July 2021 and followed the guests and staff at the fictional White Lotus resort in Hawaii.

Season 2 will take place at a White Lotus location in Sicily, Italy.

An HBO teaser released in July confirmed that Jennifer Coolidge and Jon Gries will return as their characters, Tanya McQuoid and Greg.

The pair join new cast members F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Theo James, Meghann Fahy, Will Sharpe and Leo Woodall.

The first season of The White Lotus is nominated for several awards at the Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.

'Batgirl' movie will not be released

Clear StockThe Batgirl movie has been shelved according to studio sources. Leslie Grace starred as the superhero with Michael Keaton reprising his role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The New York Post was the first to report the news. The Wrap and Indiewire have since confirmed with Warner Bros. sources.

The news comes as a surprise considering Batgirl had completed production and a series of reshoots. Now, Warner Bros. has decided not to release the film in theaters or on its HBO Max streaming service.

Sources cited poor test screening results and the executives deeming the film had not met the standards set by theatrical films Aquaman and The Batman. Warner Brothers is set to release the upcoming Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash.

Keaton also appears as Wayne/Batman in The Flash, along with Ben Affleck's version of the character. Sources also reported that Batgirl was greenlit under chairman Toby Emmerich at Warner Bros. and new Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has canceled the film during its post-production, despite having spent $90 million on production.

Duo Adil and Bilall directed Batgirl. Their previous action and superhero work includes Bad Boys for Life and Ms. Marvel.

Batgirl is the alter ego of Barbara Gordon, Commissioner Gordon. Alicia Silverstone played her in 1997's Batman & Robin.

The CW also ran Batwoman for three seasons. Batwoman is a different superhero alter ego assumed by Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) and then Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie).

Selena Gomez to produce reboot of 'Working Girl'

Selena Gomez is in talks to produce a reboot of the 1988 romantic comedy film Working Girl, according to a report from Deadline published Tuesday.

Sources reportedly told Deadline that 20th Century Studios is working on a revival of the film with Gomez serving as producer.

The outlet claims that 20th Century sees Working Girl as a "timely property" given the success of recent 1980s reboot films such as Top Gun: Maverick.

The script is reportedly being developed by Ilana Peña, the creator of the popular Disney+ children's show Diary of a Future President.

It is unclear if the 30-year-old Gomez will be cast in the film in addition to her producer role, and no additional casting or plot details have been announced.

20th Century Studios has not commented on the report, although the information was corroborated by numerous industry players, including Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

The original 1988 version of Working Girl was directed by Mike Nichols. It starred Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver, and followed a secretary who goes to work for her boss after he is taken out of commission with a broken leg.

The film was lauded by critics and would go on to be nominated for six Academy Awards, including nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress for Griffith and Best Director for Nichols.

During its theatrical run, the film would bring in $100 million at the domestic box office.

This is not the first time that a reboot of Working Girl has been attempted.

In the 1990s, Sandra Bullock starred in a TV series loosely based on the film for NBC.

The series, though, would be a critical and commercial failure, and was canceled after just three months on air.

For Gomez, the producer role will be the latest in a continuing line of accolades for the singer and actress.

Beginning her career as a teenage actress for Disney Channel programming, Gomez launched a successful pop music career that has seen her sell over seven million albums and 22 million singers worldwide, according to Billboard.

She has recently received critical acclaim for her role in the Hulu mystery series Only Murders in The Building, starring alongside Martin Short and Steve Martin.

The show has garnered numerous accolades and has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the upcoming Emmy Awards.

In addition to starring, Gomez also serves as executive producer on the show, which was picked up for a third season in July.

No release date for the reboot was announced, although the film will likely premiere on the streaming service Hulu.

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'CSI: Vegas': Sara Amini, Joel Johnstone join Season 2 of CBS series

Sara Amini and Joel Johnstone have joined the cast of CSI: Vegas.

Deadline reported Tuesday that Amini (Future Man) and Johnstone (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) will have recurring roles in Season 2 of the CBS crime drama series.

Amini will play Sonya, a regimented, methodical, and passionate head medical examiner.

Johnstone will portray Jack, Sonya's intelligent, curious, and optimistic older brother and the assistant medical examiner.

E! News confirmed the casting.

Amini and Johnstone's casting follows Mel Rodriguez's exit from CSI: Vegas. Rodriguez played chief medical examiner Hugo Ramirez in the show's first season.

In addition, Jorja Fox and William Peterson won't return as Sara Sidle and Gil Grissom in Season 2.

CSI: Vegas is a sequel and spinoff of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The series stars Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria and Mandeep Dhillon, and will feature Marg Helgenberger in Season 2.

Season 2 premieres Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. EDT on CBS.