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Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD) Ahead of her second season return as Cherry on Glow, Sydelle Noel is still reeling over her experience as Xoliswa [zol-EES-wah] -- one of Wakanda's royal guard of elite female fighters called the Dora Milaje -- in Black Panther.

Although her character ends up dying during a battle, Noel is very much on board with the idea of a Black Panther sequel that would focus on the Doras. In fact, she even has some suggestions.

"I mean, I hope they really bring me back to life," Noel tells ABC Radio. "We can do a prequel."

Noel adds that with the film's success, it's not surprising that fans are interested in seeing more of the women.

"They want to see a representation of the women -- not just the Doras, but you have Shuri, you have Angela Bassett and the mother. Everybody," she says. "They want to see that, because the women were so strong in this film. And they had this presence."

She continues and jokes, "And that's the thing with the Doras. Like we didn't even say much. I only have one line in the film, "Wakanda forever!"

Noel notes that the appreciation of her current roles has a lot to do with the recent shift in woman's empowerment.

"And this whole thing... Time's Up moment. Like, it's such a great time not only from Glow with a female empowerment show, but to have a Black Panther and have these women represent -- with a shaved head!" she says. 

Black Panther, starring Chadwick BosemanMichael B. Jordan and Letitia Wright, is now available on DVD. Season 2 of Glow launches on June 29.

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Netflix/Aleksandar Letic(NEW YORK) -- In Netflix's new film comedy Ibiza, Saturday Night Live alumna Vanessa Bayer plays the wild friend of an up-and-coming businesswoman, played by Gillian Jacobs. 

 

Bayer's Nikki and Phoebe Robinson's Leah invite themselves along with Jacobs' character, Harper, when she's finally tapped to take a business trip.  But the voyage to Spain quickly takes a detour, with the trio living it up at the legendarily crazy clubs in Ibiza. Harper's career takes a backseat when she meets a hot DJ, and her friends are eager to help her let loose.

"We kind of got into that like nightclub type of thing which is like not something that Phoebe or Gillian and I have never really been a part of," scene-stealer Bayer tells ABC Radio.  She adds with a laugh, "So that was very good acting."

Bayer is best known for the stable of characters she played on SNL, on which she was a cast member for seven yeas, leaving in 2017. Which character is she recognized for the most? That would be Jacob, the newly Bar-mitzvahed boy who made frequent awkward appearances on Weekend Update.  Bayer says she gets stopped on the street over Jacob. 

"With the 'Bar Mitzvah Boy' yes -- and a lot of people who know my brother think it's based on him, because I guess it's a lot of the same mannerisms," she says.  "But it's interesting -- a lot of older men will come up to me and be like, "That's you know that was how I was," you know?"

Ibiza is now available on Netflix.

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ABC/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) -- 50 Cent is being investigated for allegedly harassing a New York City police inspector on social media, but the Power star isn't worried.

Fiddy posted a screen grab of the New York Post story on his Instagram with the comment, "Get the strap. LOL they investigating my drip, I got too much sauce."

On Wednesday, the rapper/actor appeared to taunt Police Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez with his catch phrase, “Get the strap, in response to allegations that Gonzalez was shaking down the owner of the Love & Lust hip-hop club in Brooklyn.

When thousands of fans reposted the phrase on Fiddy's page, the inspector filed a harassment charge, saying he feared for his safety. The original post and the responses have since been deleted.

The police investigation will determine if Fiddy, whose birth name is Curtis Jackson, can be charged with misdemeanor aggravated harassment, which alleges a threat to cause physical harm.

50 Cent's publicist defended his client's use of the word strap.

“So the record is clear, Mr. Jackson does not condone or promote the use of violence against anyone," says Amanda K. Ruisi.‎ "‘Get The Strap’ is a playful phrase used by Mr. Jackson to punctuate absurd and outrageous situations.”

In fact, 50 Cent is attempting to trademark the phrase.  He posted his trademark applicationwith the comment, “So here’s the trademark, investigation over. Back to fight crime alright guys. Get the strap.”

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Pawel Kaminski/ABC(NEW YORK) --Rose McGowan and Asia Argento, two of Harvey Weinstein's alleged victims, are sounding off about the disgraced former movie mogul being charged with three sex crimes Friday.

Weinstein surrendered to New York City authorities Friday morning. Prosecutors charged him with one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, and third-degree rape.

"We got you, Harvey Weinstein. We got you," tweeted McGowan, who claimed the producer raped her more than a decade ago, then paid her off to buy her silence.

"What took you so long Harvey?" tweeted Argento, with a pic of the mogul walking in the NYPD's 1st Precinct. She also posted her comment to USA Today that read in part: "Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to hell. We, the women, finally have real hope for justice."  Argento has also accused Weinstein of rape.

Argento's boyfriend, celebrity chef and Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain, tweeted the menu that the producer will be eating should be wind up behind bars. Safe to say it's not the five-star fare Weinstein is used to.

Gretchen Carlson, whose own harassment lawsuit against former Fox News head, the late Roger Ailes, led to his downfall, added: "Today is a day I never thought I’d see when I came forward 22 months ago alone. Thank you for listening to women."

The Time's Up movement posted, "Harvey Weinstein shattered the lives of an untold number of women. We stand with them, and remain in solidarity with women everywhere who have faced unsafe and abusive workplaces. We look forward to seeing justice prevail."

Weinstein's bail was set at $1 million cash or $10 million bond.  He was also ordered to be fitted with a monitoring device and surrendered his passport, with orders not to travel beyond New York state or Connecticut without the court's permission.

Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, issued a statement, reiterating that his client didn't engage in any non-consensual sex acts, and that Mr. Weinstein, who pleaded not guilty, "fully expects to be exonerated."

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Harvey Weinstein, center, being taken into NYPD custody; Steven Ferdman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Harvey Weinstein has been charged with three felony sex crimes by New York City prosecutors.

The disgraced movie producer faces one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, and third-degree rape.

The complaint accuses Weinstein of forcing one woman to perform oral sex on him between June and September of 2004, and of raping another woman on March 18, 2013.  The identities of the alleged victims were not revealed but the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has been investigating Weinstein for allegedly raping one unidentified woman and forcing another, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him. 

Weinstein's bail was set at $1 million cash or $10 million bond.  He was also ordered to be fitted with a monitoring device and surrendered his passport, with orders not to travel beyond New York state or Connecticut without the court's permission.

A temporary order of protection was also put in place, with Weinstein ordered to have no conduct with either of his accusers.  The district attorney's office also encouraged "additional survivors and others with relevant information" to call the NYPD's sex crimes hotline.

Shortly after his client was charged, Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, issued a statement, declaring "Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior with anyone. Nothing about today's proceedings changes Mr. Weinstein's position. He has entered a plea of Not Guilty and fully expects to be exonerated."

Weinstein turned himself in to New York City police at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just before 7:30 a.m. ET Friday. 

"The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice," the NYPD said in a statement Friday morning.  "The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."

Prosecutors drew up a criminal complaint to charge Weinstein Friday, even though an investigative grand jury is still convened.  Sources tell ABC News Weinstein's legal team reached out to officials to arrange his early surrender, in part to avoid the spectacle of police arresting Weinstein elsewhere and transporting him back to New York.

Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face sex charges against him in New York City. 

Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his film production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Boba Fett takes aim at NY Comic Con/Photo: Alberto Vasari(LOS ANGELES) -- Ahead of what's supposed to be a successful opening weekend for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm is reportedly working on another stand-alone Star Wars film that follows bounty hunter Boba Fett -- at least according to one industry trade.

James Mangold -- who directed the Wolverine movie Logan and was nominated for a best adapted screenplay Oscar for it -- is set to write and direct the Boba Fett film, The Hollywood Reporter notes.

For the record, Lucasfilm tells ABC News that it doesn't comment on what amounts to "speculation."

Boba Fett is a bounty hunter who was introduced on the big screen in the 1980 film Empire Strikes Back and reappeared in 1983's Return of the Jedi -- however, he first appeared in animated form in the much-maligned Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978.

The character grew to cult status despite having very little screen time. His battle-damaged armor, jet pack, and the fact that he was skilled enough to capture the galaxy's coolest smuggler, Han Solo, quickly struck a chord with audiences. 

According to Star Wars lore, the pair tangled more than a few times before Solo's capture, and that, coupled with the fact that Solo standalone star Aaron Ehrenreich has been signed on to multiple movies raises the possibility that his young Han Solo could appear in a Boba Fett film -- IF one indeed is in the works.  

The movie would follow stand-alone films Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, which follows Han Solo and officially opens in theaters today.

Han Solo and Boba Fett aren't the only characters to take center stage, though. Lucasfilm previously announced it will be developing a slew of films that each focus on a specific character from the Star Wars galaxy. A movie centered on Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi is already in development, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct. Ewan McGregor, who portrayed the Jedi in the Star Wars prequels, has said he'd be
"happy" to return if asked.

Lucasfilm is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police in New York City Friday morning and was charged with sex crimes.

Weinstein arrived at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just before 7:30 a.m. ET. Shortly thereafter, the disgraced movie mogul was charged with four crimes, according to the NYPD: rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.

The identities of the alleged victims were not revealed but the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has been investigating Weinstein for allegedly raping one unidentified woman and forcing another, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him.

"The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice," the NYPD said in a statement Friday morning.  "The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."

Prosecutors drew up a criminal complaint to charge Weinstein Friday, even though an investigative grand jury is still convened.  Sources tell ABC News Weinstein's legal team reached out to officials to arrange his early surrender, in part to avoid the spectacle of police arresting Weinstein elsewhere and transporting him back to New York.

Prosecutors are expected to ask for a high bail, and that Weinstein wear a monitoring device and surrender his passport.

Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face sex charges against him in New York City.

Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his film production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police in New York City Friday morning and was charged with sex crimes.

Weinstein arrived at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just before 7:30 a.m. ET. Shortly thereafter, the disgraced movie mogul was charged with four crimes, according to the NYPD: rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.

The identities of the alleged victims were not revealed but the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has been investigating Weinstein for allegedly raping one unidentified woman and forcing another, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him.

"The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice," the NYPD said in a statement Friday morning.  "The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."

Prosecutors drew up a criminal complaint to charge Weinstein Friday, even though an investigative grand jury is still convened.  Sources tell ABC News Weinstein's legal team reached out to officials to arrange his early surrender, in part to avoid the spectacle of police arresting Weinstein elsewhere and transporting him back to New York.

Prosecutors are expected to ask for a high bail, and that Weinstein wear a monitoring device and surrender his passport.

Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face sex charges against him in New York City.

Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his film production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- Rose McGowan took to social media Thursday to voice her opinion on the impending arrest of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. 

In an Instagram post, the actress posted a picture of herself along with her hopeful reaction to the news. 

“I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law, "McGowan wrote. “Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice."

McGowan is one of a long list of women in Hollywood who claim Harvey sexually assaulted and harassed them. Specifically, McGowan has come forward and said Weinstein raped her. 

"We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity," the post continues. "I stand with my fellow survivors. May his arrest give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths.”

Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face the criminal charges against him in New York City. 

Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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LucasfilmOpening nationwide on Friday:

Solo: A Star Wars Story -- Alden Ehrenreich stars in the title role of Han Solo, originally made famous by Harrison Ford, in the latest stand-alone Star Wars movie, directed by Ron Howard. It centers on the back story of the young Solo, including how he met Lando Calrissian, the original owner of the Millennium Falcon. Lando is played by Donald Glover in the role originated by Billy Dee Williams. The film also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany. Rated PG-13.

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Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Tonight, ABC News' Ryan Smith will host a two-hour 20/20 special, The Last Days of Michael Jackson.

The special, which will profile the King of Pop's life, legacy and complicated childhood, will offer never-before-seen video from interviews he did with ABC News' Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer.

It will also feature individuals who were around the icon before his passing, including Derek “Cooley” Jaxson, who taught Jackson how to moonwalk; Navi, a renowned Jackson impersonator, and Lisa Staub, the tour operator who was in front of his house on the day Jackson died.

But according to Smith, this special isn't about rehashing MJ's scandals or what led to his death -- it's about sharing his life.

"This is our opportunity to really tell his story," Smith tells ABC Radio. "The positives, the negatives, the sensational stuff, and the true stuff that seemed out of character and really give you a full picture of who he was."

He continues, "Through those two hours, we take you through all of that. What people were saying, what he was going through, what he was experiencing. To give you the full picture of Michael Jackson the human, not just Michael Jackson the pop star, or Michael Jackson, the man who had issues. The human being is what matters to us."

Although Smith says the documentary will definitely feature "music and the footage" that reflects Jackson's life, he explains its real purpose is to honestly and respectfully humanize an "extraordinary" man.

"We'll show you some things you haven't seen before, but also a well-rounded view of who he was," he says.

The Last Days of Michael Jackson airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET. on ABC.

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"The Leftovers" - HBO/Van Redin(NEW YORK) -- HBO has tapped Emmy Award-winning actress Regina King for a television adaptation of the iconic comic book series Watchmen.

According to Deadline, King will join Don Johnson,Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard in the pilot. The series, written by Damon Lindelof, would be the latest collaboration between Lindelof and King since HBO's The Leftovers. 

Watchmen, which was turned into a movie in 2009, is set in an alternate reality where superheroes are either retired, working for the government, or treated as outlaws and vigilantes. 

Although character details have not yet been revealed, Deadline says King is believed to play Angela Abar, while Gossett Jr. will likely be Old Man. Howard would take on the role of Red Scare and Clemens could be Pirate Jenny. None of these characters appeared in the previous iterations of Watchmen.

This is the latest project for King, who played Erika Murphy in Lindelof’s The Leftovers. She also starred in Netflix's critically acclaimed drama Seven Seconds.

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Tim Boxer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein will turn himself in to New York City police Friday to face criminal charges brought by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, sources familiar with the case told ABC News. 

Weinstein has been under criminal investigation in connection with the allegations of two women: Lucia Evans and Paz de la Huerta.  It’s not clear what charges Weinstein will face, but Evans told The New Yorker Weinstein forced her to perform a sex act on him in 2004.  Meanwhile, de la Huerta told Vanity Fair that Weinstein raped her in 2010. 

Both accusations are within the statute of limitations in New York given the nature of the alleged crimes.

Weinstein’s case was recently presented to a grand jury by prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, which declined to comment.  Weinstein’s defense attorney, Benjamin Brafman, also declined to comment, as did the NYPD.

Ever since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. 

As a result of the allegations, Weinstein was fired from his production company, his wife Georgina Chapman left him, and he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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LucasfilmTonight, Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters in sneak previews.

The behind-the-scenes drama of the movie is as well known to Star Wars fans as is its cast of onscreen characters: original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go over "creative differences," and Lucasfilm tapped Ron Howard to take their place.

The Oscar winner had never been directly involved in making any of the films set in the universe his longtime friend George Lucas created. However, Howard told ABC Radio that taking on Solo -- and, as it turns out, having to re-shoot a majority of the film -- was a different challenge.

"When this opportunity came to me I felt, 'Well, this is not a sequel. This is sort of developing an aspect using the using the framework, using the galaxy, using the expectations. But this is young Han Solo. This is this is this is a new deal!' And creatively for me, that felt really exciting."

Solo: A Star Wars Story centers on the younger days of young scoundrel Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich. Because the character of Han, and also Lando Calrissian, are so well known, it required a delicate balance for Ehrenreich to play it. The same went for Donald Glover, taking over for Billy Dee Williams as Han's frenemy, Lando Calrissian.

"I actually spoke to Harrison Ford early in the process," Howard explains, "and he said, 'I hope he's not going to try to...copy...a performance. He's a terrific young actor, and I hope he'll just create from the sort of essence and spirit of the character.' And that's exactly what Alden did...I think both he and Donald really rocked it!"

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Photo by Manny Carabel/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Morgan Freeman is responding to a bombshell CNN story which reported that eight women were the targets of harassing comments and behavior by the beloved Oscar winner. 

Through his rep, Stan Rosenfield, Freeman offered the following comment to ABC News: "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected -- that was never my intent."

Earlier Thursday, CNN reported that one of the women accusing Freeman was a production assistant on the set of the heist comedy Going In Style, which others were employed by the 80-year-old actor's production company. 

The production assistant on Going In Style claims that Freeman, "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." The actor made repeated attempts to lift it, the young woman alleges, adding she moved away each time. Eventually, she said, "[Freeman's co-star] Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn't know what to say."

In addition to unwanted touching, Freeman is accused of making inappropriate comments to the production assistant and to other women, including a CNN entertainment news reporter who was pregnant at the time of an interview with the Shawshank Redemption star.

In addition to his acting, Freeman is also famous for his distinctive voice, which is heard in commercials, documentaries, and in ads for political candidates he's supported, including Hillary Clinton.  However, TransLink, Vancouver, Canada's transit system, has now told ABC News it was "pausing" its plan to have the actor be the voice of its public announcements "in light of the...allegations."

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Courtesy of VH1 (LOS ANGELES) -- Ariana Grande has guest-starred on RuPaul's Drag Race in the past, but tonight, it's her big brother Frankie's turn on the Emmy-winning show.

"Get ready. It's the makeover challenge, and I'm being made over by Eureka, so Team Eureka!" Frankie tells ABC Radio.

The "makeover challenge" involves the Drag Race contestants giving a "drag makeover" to someone.  On tonight's episode, Frankie is one of several "social media kings" who'll be turned into drag queens, along with Tyler Oakley, Anthony Padilla, Chester See, Raymond Braun and Kingsley. 

Frankie tells ABC Radio that he was absolutely thrilled with the results.

"It was the best thing I've ever done!" he gushes. "I mean, drag is, like, so unbelievably liberating! Yeah, I loved it."

You can tune in to see if Frankie ends up looking prettier than his sister when RuPaul's Drag Race airs tonight on VH1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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