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Steve Martin hints at retirement after 'Only Murders in the Building' role

Steve Martin said he will likely begin slowing his career and heading toward retirement and isn't planning to take on any more roles after Only Murders in the Building.

Besides starring in the Hulu hit series with Martin Short and Selena Gomez, Martin, 76, is on a nationwide tour with Short doing a live comedy show called You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today!

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, Martin said that after the show, he likely won't seek out any new projects.

"When this show is done, I'm not going to seek others. I'm not going to seek other movies. I don't want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it," he said.

Meanwhile, a two-part documentary on Martin's life is heading for Apple TV. It will be directed and produced by Oscar winner Morgan Neville.

Only Murders in the Building, streaming its second season, has been nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards -- including three for Martin -- and has been renewed for a third season.

Martin is also publishing his 12th book, Number One Is Walking: My life in the Movies and Other Diversions.

Martin told THR he wants to spend more time in New York, where he has a 9-year-old daughter with his wife, Anne Stringfield.

"I have a family life that's really fun," Martin said. "To film a movie now, to go someplace else to live, I'm not willing to do that anymore. I can't disappear for three months."

Price hikes coming to Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ as total subscribers top Netflix for first time

Caution BannerDisney plans to raise the cost to stream your favorite shows on Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ by the end of the year, as the company beat Netflix in total number of subscribers for the first time ever.

Disney announced widespread price hikes, during its third quarter earnings report Wednesday, across Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ to coincide with the launch of an ad-supported version of Disney+.

Disney also shared it beat Netflix in total number of subscribers for the first time ever. Disney+ added 14.4 million new subscribers for a total of 152.1 million in the third quarter, as Netflix lost subscribers earlier this year. Together, Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ have 221 million subscribers topping Netflix, which reported 220.7 million subscribers last month.

Disney+, which hosts content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, plans to raise its streaming prices starting in December. Disney+ currently costs $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year without ads. Those same prices will pay for streaming Disney+ "with ads" starting December 8. The ad-free version of Disney+ will jump to $10.99 a month or $109.99 a year.

Hulu's prices will also go up starting October 10. Hulu with ads, which currently costs $6.99 a month, will increase to $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year. Hulu without ads will jump from $12.99 a month to $14.99 without an option for a yearly subscription.

ESPN+ plans to hike its prices from $6.99 a month to $9.99 a month and $99.99 a year starting August 23.

Pricing for subscription bundles to stream all three will also see increases.

"With our new ad-supported Disney+ offering and an expanded lineup of plans across our entire streaming portfolio, we will be providing greater consumer choice at a variety of price points to cater to the diverse needs of our viewers and appeal to an even broader audience," Kareem Daniel, chairman of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, said in a statement.

Metallica, Jonas Brothers, Rosalia to headline Global Citizen Festival

Metallica, Jonas Brothers and Rosalía will perform at the 2022 Global Citizen Festival.

Global Citizen announced a lineup of performers for the annual event Thursday.

Global Citizen is a worldwide campaign calling on world leaders to end extreme poverty.

This year's festival will take place Sept. 24 and have two events -- one at Central Park in New York and one at Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana.

Actress and Global Citizen ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas will host Global Citizen Festival: NYC. The event will feature performances from Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Måneskin, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía.

Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Tems will perform live at Global Citizen Festival: Accra.

Both concerts will broadcast or stream on ABC, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Twitter, YouTube and more.

In addition, the events will air as the primetime special "Global Citizen Festival: Take Action Now" Sept. 25 on ABC.

'Rick and Morty' take on aliens in Season 6 trailer

Adult Swim is giving a glimpse of Rick and Morty Season 6.

Adult Swim, the nighttime programming block of Cartoon Network, shared a trailer for the new season Thursday.

Rick and Morty follows mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith on their interdimensional adventures.

The preview shows Rick, Morty and the rest of the Smith family take on "a small group of alien terrorists."

"Just do a Die Hard," Rick advises his granddaughter Summer. "Sneak around. Use air vents. You've never seen Die Hard?"

"I'm 17! No, I've never seen Die Hard," Summer responds.

Rick and Morty is created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The series features the voices of Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke and Kari Wahlgren.

Season 6 premieres Sept. 4 on Adult Swim.

WATCH IT NOW: Rick and Morty - Season 6 Official Trailer