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Amanda Bynes reportedly under psychiatric hold after being spotted naked on Los Angeles street

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Nearly a year to the day she was given control back of her life, Amanda Bynes' mental health has reportedly taken a sad turn. According to TMZ, a passerby spotted the former Amanda Show star wandering naked in Los Angeles early Sunday morning.

Bynes reportedly waved down a car, telling the driver she was coming down from a psychotic episode, and then called 911 on herself, according to TMZ. After arriving at a police station unharmed, she was placed under a routine 72-hour psychiatric hold. That 5150 hold can be extended if the case, or the patient, warrants it. 

Bynes' struggle with mental health was at the center of the nine-year conservatorship that was placed on her affairs. It was terminated last year. 

Bynes' mother, Lynn Bynes, was put temporarily in charge following a 2013 incident in which the Easy A actress reportedly started a small fire in a neighbor's driveway, which came on the heels of previous erratic behavior. After the driveway incident, the actress was placed on a temporary psychiatric hold.

The conservatorship was reinstated in 2014, the same year Bynes revealed she'd been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Bynes was to appear with other stars at the 90s Con in Connecticut over the weekend, but pulled out last minute over a reported "illness."

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Marvel movie moves: Longtime producer Victoria Alonso exits Marvel Studios

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Victoria Alonso, whose name has been seen in the credits of Marvel movies since 2008's Iron Man, has left the building, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the hit-making studio is characteristically mum, the trade reports Alonso left the studio Friday. No reason was given for the move.

The exec, who was a co-producer on other MCU building blocks like 2011's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, was upped to executive producer on 2012's smash The Avengers. But her name has been all over MCU properties from the big and small screen, including WandaVision, for which she received her first Emmy nomination.

The creative and executive, who was promoted in 2012 to president, physical and post-production, visual effects and animation production for Marvel Studios, was a prominent proponent of boosting diversity into the company's superhero properties.

Marvel Studios is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Julianne Hough set to join season 32 of 'Dancing with the Stars' as co-host

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Julianne Hough will join season 32 of Dancing with the Stars as a co-host, Good Morning America has confirmed.

She will co-host the hit dance competition show alongside Alfonso Ribeiro, who joined the show in season 31.

Hough makes her return to the show after competing as a pro for five seasons and acting as a judge for several seasons; she won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in seasons 4 and 5.

Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough are all set to return as judges. Len Goodman retired from Dancing with the Stars last year.

"It is such an honor to be rejoining Dancing with the Stars as co-host," Julianne shared in a statement obtained by GMA.

"The show holds such a special place in my heart from the many years and different roles I have had the privilege of being a part of," her statement continued. "The incredible team that brings the ballroom to life every night has been my family for the past 17 years."

Hough expressed, "I am so excited to reunite with Alfonso, Carrie Ann, Bruno, Derek, the unbelievably talented pros, and the amazing cast on the dance floor. The energy is magnetic every time you step foot into the ballroom and I can't wait to feel it again — and of course to share it all with the absolute best and most loyal fans — for another exciting season."

News of Hough's return to DWTS comes after Tyra Banks announced last week she was exiting the show to focus on her entrepreneurial endeavors.

Dancing with the Stars will return to Disney+ in the fall.

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White House hosts cast of Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' to discuss mental health

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be hosting the cast of Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso at the White House Monday to discuss the importance of talking about mental health.

Prior to the visit, several actors from the hit show, including Emmy winners Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein, attended the top of a briefing held by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

"No matter who you are, no matter where you live, no matter who you voted for, we all probably know someone — or have been that someone ourselves actually — that's struggled, that's felt isolated, that's felt anxious, that's felt alone," show co-creator Sudeikis said at Monday's briefing. "And it's actually one of the many things that, believe it or not, that we all have in common as human beings."

Sudeikis called on Americans to check in with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others to see how they're doing and for people to not be afraid to ask for help if they need it.

The series, which saw its third season premiere last week, has dealt extensively with the issue.

Lasso is an American football coach who moves to England to coach a Premier League soccer team. He generally has a sunny disposition, but cracks begin to show as past trauma catches up with him.
Dr. Sharon Fieldstone, played by Sarah Niles, who had been brought in to help one of the team's soccer players after a penalty kick gone wrong, finally sees Ted seek her counsel after he suffers a debilitating panic attack.

Sudeikis told the press Monday, "Look, I know in this town a lot of folks don't always agree and don't always feel heard, seen, listened to," he said. "But I truly believe that we should all do our best to help take care of each other."

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Kel Mitchell has "more surprises coming up" with Kenan Thompson

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Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson recently announced a sequel to their 1997 comedy Good Burger, but that might not be the only surprise they have in store for fans.

Speaking to ABC Audio at 90s Con in Hartford, Connecticut, Mitchell teased, "I love giving surprises to our fans. We got more surprises coming up."

Although Thompson did make a surprise appearance at 90s Con during an All That panel, fans will just have to wait to see what else the dynamic duo have up their sleeves.

Mitchell also reflected on the surprise Good Burger reunion at the 2022 Emmy Awards and what went into keeping his appearance a surprise. 

"That was super, super awesome! I loved doing that," he said. "We had a blast with that."

Mitchell revealed he had to avoid the red carpet and stay hidden the entire time to keep his appearance a secret. When he finally showed his face, Mitchell recalled, "The crowd went crazy."

Mitchell and Thompson recently announced the Good Burger sequel and suggested during the All That panel it could premiere sometime around Thanksgiving. 

As Good Burger fans know, it began as a sketch on the Nickelodeon series All That before getting the movie treatment in 1997.

Reflecting on his time on the show, Mitchell believes it resonated with fans because "Nickelodeon had never done anything like that. It was a sketch comedy show for kids," which he said combined Saturday Night Live and In Living Color.

"It's been a cool journey for me because I have this built-in fan base," he continued. "So whatever I do, it's like they follow along with me. So I call my fans my family."

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Keanu Reeves teases "really epic" 'John Wick: Chapter 4'

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With the John Wick franchise, Keanu Reeves is playing the role of a lifetime.

That's saying something, considering Reeves is a veteran of action classics like Point Break, Speed and, of course, The Matrix.

"It's a fun character to be able to have that, you know, that John Wick kinda thing," Reeves told Good Morning America of the seemingly unstoppable titular assassin, in an interview that aired Monday. "But I don't take that home with me."

Preparation "starts with training before the training," as Reeves calls getting his "John Wick toolbox" together. On display in the films is a mix of judo, jiujitsu and weapons manipulation — gun fu, as it has come to be known.

Asked if he's aging out of doing these over-the-top stunts at 58, Reeves assures fans "I'm not quite there yet," but admits the fourth John Wick movie "got me closer."

"I'm definitely feelin' the age," he said, also noting that he's more experienced and therefore more efficient in tackling the action than he was when starting out.

Reeves said it's cool and kind for people to be referring to John Wick: Chapter 4 as one of the greatest action movies of all time.

"I mean, I think the film is really epic, and I love playing the role," he said. "I love the John Wick world."

Reeves spoke to GMA before last Friday's death of Wick co-star Lance Reddick. But in a statement after the actor's unexpected death from natural causes at 60, Reeves shared a statement with the film's director, Chad Stahelski, to ABC News. The pair said they were "deeply saddened and heartbroken" by the loss of the "consummate professional," who was "a joy to work with."

Now dedicated to Reddick, the movie opens March 24.

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Last laughs: Final season trailer for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' debuts

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After 20 Emmy wins to date, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and a mantel full of other trophies, Prime Video's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is coming to an end.

The trailer for the fifth and final season debuted Monday, with the streaming service announcing it will begin on April 14.

The snippet shows Rachel Brosnahan's title character telling an interviewer, "I want a big life. I want to break every single rule there is."

According to the streamer, in this season Brosnahan's Midge "finds herself closer than ever to the success she's dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away."

That's evidenced in the trailer, with a frustrated Midge lamenting to her faithful manager, Susie (Alex Borstein), "It's two steps forward and three steps back, and I'm tired of it!"

Bucking her client and bestie up, Susie declares, "They'll see you for what you are, a god****** star!"

Just before a major appearance, Midge declares, "I'm gonna get this. You'll see."

The original cast returns, including Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub, and familiar faces also resurface, including Milo Ventimiglia and Kelly Bishop, playing respectively Handsome Man, an object of Midge's affection, and the matchmaker Benedetta.

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

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Whitney Cummings: "Comedians started becoming the enemy"


She's not known for holding her tongue, and Whitney Cummings is speaking out on the state of stand-up comedy.

"I don’t have to tell you, over the past couple of years, comedy has taken quite a hit," she tells Page Six. "It became super obvious that there were some issues in our society … which you know, it’s usually our job to comment on and confront, and all of a sudden, comedians started becoming like the enemy."

In just the past two years, there was of course Will Smith's infamous Oscar night slap of Chris Rock, and last May, Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage in California in a frightening tussle with a knife-wielding man from the crowd.

In October, Ariel Elias ducked a beer can that was flung at her head by a New Jersey comedy show patron — and made headlines when she chugged it without skipping a beat.

2 Broke Girls co-creator Cummings lamented that it's the job of comedians to poke fun at "sensitive subjects" to "help everyone cope and to laugh at horrible things," but "all of a sudden for a litany of reasons, people started saying, 'Comedians are bullies and they're causing violence.' She adds, 'And we're like, 'Wait, what?'"

The fact that comics are being labeled bullies, yet are the ones being attacked, she said is "ironic."

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It's not dull: Now you can play 'Banshees of Inisherin', the game

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While many movies have been adapted into video games, one might not have expected the multiple Oscar-nominated The Banshees of Inisherin to be among them — but someone has done it. 

Banshees: The Game is an 8-bit version of the hit movie, almost like Pac-Man, except you play a cute little version of Brendan Gleeson's Colm. The goal is to try to avoid not ghosts, but the "boring local gobsh***," Colin Farrell's Pádraic, trying to "talk your ears off" on your way to the pub.

Sustaining you on your journey aren't dots, but teensy severed fingers. Get caught and you hear Colm's oft-repeated line, "I don't like you no more." 

While technically it would make more sense for you to play Jenny the donkey, given her propensity for gobbling up said errant digits in Martin McDonagh's award-winning film, the 8-bit graphical representation of the characters and the stone walls of Inisherin, as well as the twee Irish music that overlays the game, more than make up for that quibble. 

We'd give creators Cogs & Marvel two thumbs up, but given Colm's predicament, it might not be appropriate. 

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'Good Burger 2' officially a go at Paramount+

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Good Burger 2 has officially gotten the green light at Paramount+, original stars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell confirmed on Friday's episode of The Tonight Show.

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger...Part 2," Mitchell exclaimed, drawing cheers from the audience.

"It's a blessing, man, it's unbelievable. We're gonna shoot it this summer and it'll be out soon," Thompson told Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon.

Good Burger began as a sketch on the Nickelodeon series All That and spawned the fan-favorite 1997 film, which earned just under $24 million at the box office against a reported budget of $8 million.

Good Burger 2, according to Paramount+, centers on Thompson's character, Dexter Reed, who is "down on his luck after another one of his inventions fails." He's welcomed back to Good Burger by Mitchell's Ed, who gives him his old job back and "devises a plan to get back on his feet, but unfortunately puts the fate of Good Burger at risk once again.”

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Gina Rodriguez welcomes first child with husband Joe LoCicero

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Gina Rodriguez can now add mom to her list of roles. The Jane the Virgin star, 38, and her husband, Joe LoCicero, have welcomed their first child.

Neither has announced the birth or the sex of the baby, but Rodriguez was spotted out in Los Angeles with the newborn in a carrier strapped to her chest over the weekend, according to photos obtained by Page Six

The new mom wore a ponytail, glasses and all-black loungewear with Nike sneakers for her stroll about town. The infant was covered by an animal print blanket. 

Rodriguez first announced her pregnancy back in August while also celebrating her birthday. The actress shared a carousel of moments between herself and LoCicero, with the last clip being the couple smiling as she held up a positive pregnancy test.

"This birthday hits different," she captioned the post.

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Terry Crews jumping into 'JumpStart' comic adaptation for CBS, and more

Terry Crews has been tapped to star in a CBS comedy pilot based on the JumpStart comic strip, according to Variety. The pilot, per CBS, follows as “a devoted husband, son, father and Philadelphia police officer" and his wife Marcy, a nurse -- a pair of "hip, urban parents with old school values who are willing to sacrifice for their kids and have some laughs while doing it.” Crews currently hosts the NBC competition series America’s Got Talent. His other TV acting roles include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Everybody Hates Chris and Are We There Yet? His film roles include the Expendables franchise, as well as Idiocracy and White Chicks...

Following reports that The Goldbergs is wrapping up its 10th and final season on ABC, series star Wendi McLendon-Covey has already nailed down her next TV role in the NBC comedy pilot St. Denis Medical, according to Deadline. The pilot is described as "a mockumentary about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital where the dedicated doctors and nurses try their best to treat patients while maintaining their own sanity," per the outlet. McLendon-Covey will reportedly play Joyce, the medical center's executive director and former oncological surgeon with "big dreams for the future of St. Denis -- dreams not currently being realized." McLendon-Covey can currently be seen in the movie Paint, opposite Owen Wilson...

Kelly McCreary, who has played Maggie Pierce, the half-sister of Ellen Pompeo's Meredith Grey’s and head of the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgery since the end of season 10, is leaving ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy after nine years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Her last episode as a series regular will air April 13, though, similar to Pompeo, who will return for the season finale, McCreary will also return for a visit later this season following her farewell episode. Pompeo paid tribute to McCreary Friday on Instagram, writing, "Congratulations Kelly. Thanks so much for your super hard work and the valuable contributions you’ve made to the Grey’s legacy. Looking forward to your next chapter"...

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Emma Heming Willis wishes Bruce Willis happy birthday in sweet post

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Bruce Willis' wife Emma Heming Willis is keeping it real when it comes to how she celebrated her husband's first birthday since his frontotemporal dementia diagnosis.

Taking to Instagram Stories on Sunday, Emma began, "Today is my husband's birthday. I have started the morning by crying as you can see by my swollen eyes and snotty nose. I just think it's important that you see all sides of this."

"I always get this message or people always tell me, 'Oh, you're so strong. I don't know how you do it.' I'm not given a choice. I wish I was, but I'm also raising two kids in this," the 44-year-old explained. "Sometimes in our lives, we have to put our big girl panties on and get to it. And that's what I'm doing."

"But I do have times of sadness, every day, grief every day, and I'm really feeling it today on his birthday," she continued. 

Emma also posted a reel in honor of the Die Hard star's 68th birthday, showing Willis in moments with his family, in particular playing with and dancing with his children. Heming Willis captioned it, "...He is so loved. And I'll be loving him always. Happy Birthday my sweet."

"My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in your prayers and highest vibrations because his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it," she wrote. "Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too."

Willis and his entire blended family, including his ex-wife Demi Moore and their adult daughters TallulahScout, and Rumer, can be seen in a video singing "Happy Birthday to You" with the star. Looking slightly unsteady on his feet, Bruce nonetheless sings along smiling, and blows out a pair of candles on his pie with gusto.

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'Shazam: Fury of the Gods' tops box office with disappointing $30.5 million

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Shazam: Fury of the Gods topped the North American box office with an estimated $30.5 million, but the DC Comics sequel failed to match its predecessor's 53.5-million-dollar opening gross four years ago. Overseas, Fury of the Gods -- starring Zachary LeviAsher AngelJack Dylan GrazerRachel ZeglerAdam BrodyRoss ButlerMeagan GoodLucy LiuDjimon Hounsou, and Helen Mirren -- added an estimated $35 million from 77 markets for a global haul of $65.5 million.

Scream VI dipped to second place, grabbing an estimated $17.5 million and bringing the sequel’s two-week domestic tally to $76 million. The horror film tacked on an estimated $40 million internationally, bringing its global total to $116 million.

Hanging on to third place was Creed III, delivering an estimated $15.3 million release. The third Creed movie, in its third week of release, has grabbed $127.7 million at the domestic box office, topping both its predecessors, which generated $109 million and $115 million respectively.

The prehistoric thriller 65 took fourth place with an estimated $8.5 million, for a two-week total of $22.4 million at the North American box office.

Rounding out the top five was Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, adding an estimated $4.1 million. To date, Ant-Man 3 has collected $205 million domestically, ahead of the first film's $180 million, but behind the 2018 sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp's $216 million. Quantumania's $462 million global tally is also tracking well below the first Ant-Man's $519 million and the follow-up's $622 million.

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'Jurassic Park' star Sam Neill reveals he's battling stage 3 blood cancer

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Actor Sam Neill revealed to The Guardian he has been battling angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, ahead of the release of his memoir, which addresses his health.

The paper reveals the book opens with a shocker: "The thing is, I'm crook. Possibly dying," he reportedly writes in the beginning of Did I Ever Tell You This?

The cancer was stage 3, the 75-year-old explains, but he's now cancer free thanks to a new chemotherapy drug he was switched to when the usual kind failed.

Neill, who played paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant in the Jurassic Park movies and reprised in the recent Jurassic World: Dominion, explains he was diagnosed after feeling swollen glands while promoting that trilogy's third film.

The actor says his isn't a cancer memoir, but the illness forms a "spiral thread" throughout, intermingled with anecdotes from his early life, growing up in Ireland and New Zealand, and from his time in the movie business.

He "never" set out to write a memoir, the actor explains, but while he was being treated last year, "I found myself with nothing to do ... I love going to work. I love being with people every day and enjoying human company and friendship and all these things. And suddenly I was deprived of that. And I thought, 'what am I going to do?'"

"As I went on and kept writing, I realised it was actually sort of giving me a reason to live and I would go to bed thinking, 'I’ll write about that tomorrow ... that will entertain me.'"

Neill says, "I can't pretend that the last year hasn't had its dark moments ... But those dark moments ... have made me grateful for every day and immensely grateful for all my friends. Just pleased to be alive."

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