TV Land Renews Younger For A Fourth Season

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Younger finished its sophomore run just a couple of months ago, but TV Land has already ordered a fourth season. Not surprising, given the Darren Star series finished with double digit gains among all key demos versus the series’ season one average. The comedy certainly found its groove. It was much funnier and charming the second time around.

“The show is a force in and of itself, so it’s a no-brainer to renew it again,” says Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming for TV Land. “Critics and fans love it, and I know Darren and the entire cast and crew behind Younger will continue to deliver at the top of their game.”

The announcement comes just as the cast returns to the set to begin filming Season 3. Speaking of which, the network revealed Younger‘s third season will commence on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10/9c.

Do you watch the show? Who do you think Liza (Sutton Foster) will end up with? Josh (Nico Tortorella) or Charles (Peter Hermann)? Will Kelsey (Hillary Duff) find herself dating her dead fiance’s twin brother? Sound off below.

Meet The Big Brother Season 18 Cast

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Big Brother kicks off its 18th season next week with a three-hour premiere spanning two nights- two hours on Wednesday, June 22 and one hour on Thursday, June 23. This year’s group of houseguests will embark on a record 99 days inside the house. Yikes.

With only 12 names released so far, it’s obvious CBS is waiting til the premiere to reveal the other houseguests. There’s no way only a dozen people are competing for $500,000 given the marathon time inside the house.

From the looks of it, the remaining houseguests will be returning players. Based on the names of the cast revealed so far, the alums will most likely be related to the newbies. I expect Cody Calafiore and Vanessa Rousso to be included in the bunch. They don’t exactly have the most common surnames and the newbies sharing their names look remarkably similar. Check out the cast of Big Brother S18 below.

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While most of her late night colleagues addressed the tragic Orlando shooting in a more somber note, Samantha Bee went full on rage. She delivered a brilliant, sometimes righteous, response about this latest tragedy involving gun violence.

“After a massacre, the standard operating procedure is you stand on stage and deliver some well-meaning words about how we will get through this together, how love wins, how love conquers hate,” the talk show host opened up her monologue. “That is great, that is beautiful, but you know what? F—k it. I am too angry for that. Love does not win unless we start loving each other enough to start fixing our f—king problems.”

I won’t say too much about her seven minute plus long rant, and just let the Full Frontal host do her thing, but it’s pretty awesome. Pretty much, she attacks government officials and the NRA. Check it out below.

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Zara Larsson appears to be the go-to featured vocalist of the moment. The 18-year-old Swedish singer assisted Tinie Tempah and MNEK on “Girls Like” and “Never Forget You” respectively. Not to mention, she’s done well on her own with her breakthrough single “Lush Life.”

David Guetta is the latest to tap the rising pop star. He’s enlisted Zara for his UEFA Euro theme song, “This One’s For You.” If you find the song instantly catchy, it’s maybe because it reminds you of another smash hit. Diplo and DJ Snake have both accused Guetta of ripping off their hit collabo, “Lean On.” Truthfully, they do sound remarkably similar.

Not surprisingly, the accompanying visual features plenty of people playing soccer all around the world. No doubt thanks to Turkish Airlines which clearly sponsored the clip. Check out the official music video below.

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Anderson Cooper kicked off his CNN broadcast Monday night reading the full list of victims from Orlando just one block away from Pulse, the gay nightclub where the deadliest mass shooting in American history occurred. Before he recited all the names, the openly-gay 49-year-old journalist noted the gunman’s name or photograph would not be featured in the telecast.

“There’s one name you will not hear in the broadcast, one picture of a person you won’t see. We will not say the gunman’s name or show his photograph. It has been shown far too much already. Over the next two hours, we will tell you about the investigation, all the latest, what we know about what drove the shooter to do the unthinkable. But in text two hours, we want to keep the focus where it belongs, on people whose lives were cut short.”

As he read the names, photos of the victims appeared on the screen. Naturally, at certain moments the emotion overcame Cooper, pausing frequently and at some times choking up.

Meanwhile in downtown Los Angeles, Lady Gaga showed her support for the victims by attending a vigil. She made a touching speech and read the names of the victims as well. Like Cooper, she too, had to hold back the tears. Watch both clips below.

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Fresh off his well-received Tony Awards hosting duties, James Corden delivers another entertaining serving of Carpool Karaoke. His latest passengers for the widely-popular Late Late Show segment were Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer, better known collectively as Red Hot Chili Peppers.

As expected, the rock group belted out some of their greatest hits including “Can’t Stop,” “Give It Away,” “Californication” and “Under The Bridge.” At one point, Flea and Corden busted out “Food Glorious Food” from Oliver. Guess James still has a case of Broadway fever. For wrestling fans, you’re in for a treat. Kiedas and Corden face off on some random person’s lawn. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t a long match 😉

Check out the latest Carpool Karaoke installment below, which features some stripping down. It wouldn’t be a RHCP performance without Kiedis and Flea shedding some clothes. Also there’s an interesting tidbit about Cher babysitting Anthony when he was entering adolescence. Let’s just say… #mrsrobinson

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Disney Releases New Moana Teaser Trailer

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This Thanksgiving, the ocean calls. Disney releases its new animated musical, Moana, in theaters.

Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho voices the titular character- a born navigator who sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her journey, she teams up with her hero and legendary demi-god Maui voiced by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

“Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.” – teaser description

It’s a safe bet that this will be another blockbuster for the Mouse Studio. With Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda contributing songs and music to the film, the accompanying soundtrack should fare quite well also. Check out the new teaser trailer below.

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In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shootings, it’s been heartwarming watching how people have been rallying around the LGBTQI community. Did you see all those people waiting in line in the scorching Florida heat to donate at a local blood bank?

An official GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the victims of this horrible tragedy. The organizers are working with a team of attorneys and experts, including the National Center for Victims of Crime, which deployed funds in both Chattanooga and Aurora, to ensure funds are distributed correctly to those families.

“We are heartbroken and angry that senseless violence has once again destroyed lives in our state and in our country.

Gay clubs hold a significant place in LGBTQ history. They were often the only safe gathering place and this horrific act strikes directly at our sense of safety. June commemorates our community standing up to anti-LGBTQ violence at the Stonewall Inn, the nightclub that has become the first LGBTQ site recognized as a national monument.” – campaign description

The original goal of $2 million has already been surpassed and will no doubt soar beyond that. To help out and donate, click here.

If you haven’t done so yet, please take the time to read about the victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings over at the Orlando Sentinel. Too many lives lost. Condolences to all those touched by this tragedy.

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