'And Just Like That...' season 2 trailer reveals how Aiden lands back in Carrie's arms

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"You never know what tomorrow will bring" Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw is heard saying in the official trailer for season 2 of Max's And Just Like That..., which dropped on Thursday, and in her case, it's the return of John Corbett's Aiden Shaw.

Towards the end of the two-minute clip, Carrie's seen typing an email to Aiden that reads, "Hey Stranger … Remember me? IF this is still your email, it’s me — Carrie. Was just thinking about you the other day … and I wondered how you were doing. So, how ya doing?”

Next, we see the former couple sharing dinner at a restaurant, where he says, “Sitting here with you, it’s like 10 years just... [snaps his fingers].” The two then start laughing.

Elsewhere in the trailer, the partner of Cynthia Nixon's Miranda, Che -- played by Sara Ramírez -- believes Miranda is hiding something from her; and Charlotte, played by Kristin Davis, tries to balance motherhood and a career. 

There's no sign of Kim Cattrall's Sex in the City character Samantha in the trailer, although the actress did finally confirm the news that she'll return for one episode in season 2.

"Happy Pride," Cattrall shared on her Instagram in honor of Pride Month, along with a Variety headline announcing the news.

Cattrall starred for six seasons on the HBO series Sex and the City -- alongside Parker, Nixon, and Davis.

Cattrall reprised the character for a pair of films, but her character was written out of the Max's And Just Like That... spinoff.

Season 2 of And Just Like That... launches June 22 on HBO and Max.

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"Hobbs is back": Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson confirms lead in second 'Fast and Furious' spinoff

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After his surprise reappearance in a post-credits scene in Fast X, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to social media to make a "long awaited" announcement that his Fast character, lawman Luke Hobbs, will be back on the big screen.

"It's true," Johnson said in a video. "Hobbs is back in the Fast and Furious franchise."

In the caption for the video, Johnson noted the next movie to feature the legendary lawman "will be the HOBBS movie that will serve as a fresh, new chapter & set up for Fast X: Part II."

The latter film is set for release in 2025.

The superstar referenced the beef between him and Fast series star and producer Vin Diesel, which at one point had Johnson vowing he wouldn't return to the "family."

"Last summer Vin Diesel and I put all the past behind us," Johnson explained. "We'll lead with brotherhood and resolve – and always take care of the franchise, characters and fans that we love. I've built my career on an 'audience first' mentality and that will always serve as my north star."

Johnson called the reaction to his appearance in the 10th film in the Fast saga "humbling and gratifying," adding keeping the post-credit scene a secret was "hard as hell."

The upcoming film will be co-produced by Johnson and Diesel through their respective production companies, 7 Bucks and One Race.

The first Fast spinoff, 2019's Fast and the Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, had Johnson starring, with fellow Fast troupe member Jason Statham playing Hobbs' frenemy Deckard Shaw.

Directed by Deadpool 2's David Leitch — and featuring Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, in a minor role — the action movie was a smash, earning more than $760 million worldwide.

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Sophie Thatcher explains her 'Boogeyman' playlist and how a haunted hotel room kept movie's shoot interesting

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In The Boogeyman, Sophie Thatcher plays Sadie, a teen mourning her mom, who also has to deal with the titular menace haunting her grieving family.

For the Yellowjackets alumna, key to her character was music: sad music, particularly, and a lot of it. It was compiled into what she shared with director Rob Savage as "Sadie's Playlist."

"It was a lot of ambient, [there] was Brian Eno," she explained to ABC Audio.

"And Harold Budd always makes me feel really sad and nostalgic — specifically the Quicksilver Serpent record."

She continued, "There was just a lot of any song that made me feel really nostalgic. So there were some, like, Replacements songs because I grew up in The Replacements [era]. There are some Elliott Smith, but I'll always throw that in any playlists."

And while she also used different music to decompress after long shooting days, her hotel room in New Orleans didn't exactly help. "I think the place, the second place that I was staying at was haunted," she says.

"Because the TV would turn on and off and the music would turn on and off randomly throughout the night. And I dunno if I was bringing The Boogeyman home with me or what."  

The Boogeyman also stars Air's Chris Messina, Obi-Wan Kenobi's Vivien Lyra Blair and Ant-Man series veteran David Dastmalchian.

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George Lopez explains the real-life experience inspiring his children's book, 'ChupaCarter and the Haunted Piñata'

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George Lopez has had a successful career as a stand-up, a sitcom star and in movies, but his career as a bestselling children's book author hits particularly close to home.

He's just released his second book in a series, ChupaCarter and the Haunted Piñata, and believe it or not, he tells ABC Audio it's based on a pretty paranormal experience he had — not to mention his childhood, which seems like it would have fit right in with the kids from Stranger Things.

George explains his grandfather was strict, so he couldn't play outside all day. That forced him to make the most of his time and his imagination — like his main character, Jorge, who happens to befriend a chupacabra named Carter.

"The idea that you could almost replenish your past with color and with great stories and with great kids and, and all of that is derived from [my childhood]," Lopez says.

"We did everything but going to the cemetery, really. Everything was in play except the cemetery," he adds with a smile.

As for that haunted piñata? It goes back to a skull-shaped balloon at a Day of the Dead party thrown some years ago by his sitcom mom, Belita Moreno. "Before we left, we said, 'Hey, let's everybody get a picture.' So there's like a balloon behind [us] ... looking [the opposite] way," George recalls.

"So we all put our arms around each other. And when we look at the picture, the face was between our shoulders looking at the camera. And I was like, 'There's no way that that balloon would have turned that fast.'"

He adds, still a little haunted, "I've seen a lot of things that people think I'm crazy for, but that, that moment, it never left me."

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Schwarzenegger, Gal Gadot and others help Netflix announce its annual TUDUM event will be live from Brazil


TUDUM, Netflix's annual fan event named after its boot-up sound, is going live this year. Showing off the streaming service's global reach, a host of stars appeared in a sizzle reel Thursday to announce this year's festivities will be held in Brazil.

Specifically, the livestreaming event will be broadcast from Ibirapuera Park (Parque do Ibirapuera) in São Paulo.

Among the celebs making an appearance are Extraction 2's Chris Hemsworth, Heart of Stone's Gal Gadot, FUBAR and Arnold lead Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Ralph Macchio and William Zabka from Cobra Kai.

TUDUM kicks off June 17 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Even if you're not in Brazil that day, fans can get in on the fun at YouTube.com/Netflix to check out "exclusive news and debut never-before-seen footage, trailers and first looks at your favorite shows, movies and games."

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'The Bachelorette' season 20 cast revealed: Meet Charity's suitors


The group of 25 men who will compete for Charity Lawson's heart on The Bachelorette season 20 has been revealed.

Lawson, a 27-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, Georgia, will meet a group that includes a professional wrestler, a tennis pro, a world record jumper, an underwater welder, a yacht captain and a biomedical scientist.

Charity, who first appeared on Zach Shallcross' season of The Bachelor earlier this year, was announced as the franchise's next Bachelorette during the Women Tell All episode. Lawson said in a statement that she hopes to find "a life partner who loves dogs, thrifting and a good tailgate; but, above all else, is honest, empathetic and values her for who she is."

Lawson's season of The Bachelorette premieres Monday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Meet the 25 men who will vie for Charity’s heart:

Aaron B., 29, a software salesman from San Diego, Calif.
Aaron S., 33, a firefighter from San Diego, Calif.
Adrian, 33, a realtor from Northridge, Calif.
Brayden, 24, a travel nurse from San Diego, Calif.
Caleb A., 29, a resident physician from Ann Arbor, Mich.
Caleb B., 24, a pro wrestler from Orlando, Fla.
Christopher “Chris,” 27, a world record jumper from White Plains, N.Y.
Dotun, 30, an integrative medicine specialist from Brooklyn, N.Y.
James, 28, an attorney from Chicago, Ill.
Joe, 32, a tech operations director from San Francisco, Calif.
Joseph “Joey,” 27, a tennis pro from Lawai, Hawaii.
John., 27, a data scientist from New York, N.Y.
John Henry, 30, an underwater welder from Virginia Beach, Va.
Josh, 28, a Harvard grad student from Bethlehem, Pa.
Kaleb K., 26, construction salesman from Norcross, Ga.
Ahmad Khalid “Khalid,” 28, a tech recruiter from Dearborn, Mich.
Michael, 28, a yacht captain from Chicago, Ill.
Nicholas “Nick,” 32, an HR executive from Bayonne, N.J.
Peter, 33, an airline pilot from New York, N.Y.
Sean, 25, a software sales representative from Tampa, Fla.
Spencer, 32, a medical sales director from Moorpark, Calif.
Tanner, 30, a mortgage lender from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Taylor, 32, a loan officer from Springboro, Ohio
Warwick, 27, a construction manager from Nashville, Tenn.
Xavier, 27, a biomedical scientist from Carrboro, N.C.

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Brendan Fraser, Zazie Beetz and Chance the Rapper among this year's Tribeca Festival jury

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The Tribeca Festival has announced the jurors who will be selecting the winners in 15 categories for this year's 22nd annual event. Among them will be Oscar-winning The Whale lead Brendan Fraser, Academy Award-nominated Everything Everywhere All At Once actress Stephanie Hsu, and Atlanta vet and Creed franchise star Zazie Beetz.

Other members include Chance the Rapper, Glee alumna Dianna Agron, Yellowstone's Piper Perabo, filmmaker and actor Mark Duplass, The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev and The Recruit's Noah Centineo.

Founded by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, the 22nd annual Tribeca Festival kicks off Wednesday, June 7, and runs through Sunday, June 18, in New York City.

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'Anchorman' and 'Step Brothers' director Adam McKay dives deep into Hollywood with 'Death on the Lot' podcast

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Adam McKay is best known for comedies like the Anchorman movies, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, but the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind the acclaimed financial drama The Big Short has taken a turn into the podcast medium with one called Death on the Lot.

The series, which launched its first free episode June 1, takes a look back at Hollywood's history, and looks into the untimely deaths of superstars like George Reeves and James Dean.

The 'cast features celebrity guests including actor-turned-Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, James Cromwell and Chuck D, and tracks Tinseltown through its formative postwar years, through the Red Scare of the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the crack epidemic of the 1980s.

Its producers tease, "The rules of the road for the next seventy years were being written in real-time, and not everyone would make it out alive. This is the story of how Hollywood sold us on a new American Dream, and left a few unlucky stars holding the bag."

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"Go, Al!" 79-year-old new dad Robert De Niro reacts to 83-year-old Al Pacino's baby news

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Robert De Niro made headlines in May when it was revealed the 79-year-old actor had become a dad for a seventh time — only for fans to find out weeks later that his fellow Godfather saga star, Al Pacino, is expecting at 83.

"What a guy," De Niro told People on Wednesday while promoting his upcoming Tribeca Festival. "Go Al, God bless him," he added.

As confirmed by ABC Audio, Pacino is expecting his fourth child, his first with his 29-year-old girlfriend, Noor Alfallah.

Incidentally, ABC Audio was slated to speak with De Niro Wednesday, as well, only for the icon to pull out at the last minute — with a staffer explaining he had to feed Gia, his new baby with girlfriend Tiffany Chen.

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Tallulah Willis opens up about Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis and dad Bruce Willis

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Tallulah Willis is opening up about her health and life with her father, Bruce Willis.

In a moving essay she wrote for Vogue, the actress, 29, revealed that she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder last June.

The National Institute of Mental Health says that the mental illness, "severely impacts a person's ability to manage their emotions" and can, "affect how a person feels about themselves, and negatively impact their relationship with others."

Willis, who said she was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 15, said that the BPD diagnosis came while she was at Driftwood Recovery, a rehabilitation center in Texas.

In her essay, Willis, who is the daughter of actor Bruce Willis and actress Demi Moore, said she had experienced depression since she was a pre-teen, triggered by reading comments online that criticized her looks.

"I told no one. I just lived with the silent certainty of my own ugliness," Tallulah confesses.

The actress said it wasn't until she was 20 when she sought psychiatric treatment and therapy. Five years later, she was admitted to a residential treatment facility in Malibu for depression.

"For the first time, I grieved the 15-year-old misfit me, the ugly duckling," said Willis, who also added she has suffered from anorexia nervosa.

Since she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, the actress said, "recovery is probably lifelong, but I now have the tools to be present in all facets of my life, and especially in my relationship with my dad."

While struggling, Tallulah said she "was too sick to handle" her father's news about his declining health. In 2022, Bruce Willis was diagnosed with the degenerative brain condition aphasia. In February, he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

These days, Tallulah said she feels that she is able to bring her dad "an energy that is bright and sunny, no matter where I've been."

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In Brief: Trailer debuts for 'Black Mirror' season 6, 'Justified' reboot, and more

The sixth season of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returns June 15 with five new episodes, Netflix announced on Wednesday, along with the official trailer. The season 6 cast includes Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel Blenkin and Zazie Beetz... 

FX’s Justified: City Primeval, the limited series inspired by Elmore Leonard’s City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, released its official trailer on Wednesday. Per FX, the new season follows Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan Givens who "left the hollers of Kentucky and is balancing life as a U.S. Marshal with being a part-time father. A chance encounter sends him to Detroit and on a collision course with a violent sociopath and a formidable defense attorney." Aunjanue Ellis and Boyd Holbrook also star in the series, which returns July 18...

Disney has tapped Thomas Kail, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway’s Hamilton, to helm the live-action remake of the studio's 2016 animated musical Moana, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dwayne Johnson, who announced the reimagining back in April, is on board to play Maui, the character he voiced in the original film. Auli'i Cravalho, who voiced the titular character, announced in a May 19 Instagram post that she would not be reprising her role in the upcoming film. Kail directed the filmed staged production of Hamilton for Disney+ in 2020, but Moana will mark his feature directorial debut. Disney is the parent company of ABC News...

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'Bachelorette' alum Andi Dorfman marries Blaine Hart in romantic Italian wedding

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Former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman has given out her final rose and officially said "I do" to her fiancé Blaine Hart in a breathtaking three-day celebration in Sorrento, Italy.

Speaking with People, Dorfman couldn't contain her happiness as she shared her feelings about marrying the love of her life.

"Getting to spend my life with Blaine and being in love with him as much as I am is something that's like a dream come true to me," she gushed. 

With 75 of their nearest and dearest gathered at the Conca del Sogno Beach Club, the bride and groom poured their hearts out, exchanging heartfelt handwritten vows.

In March 2022, Dorfman shared news of her engagement on Instagram, along with a sweet picture of the couple smooching on the beach.

"WORTH THE WAIT!!!!" she wrote in all caps, along with the ring emoji.

Dorfman gained notoriety after appearing on Juan Pablo Galavis' season of The Bachelor in 2014. She then went on to become the lead for season 10 of The Bachelorette, where she got engaged to winner Josh Murray. They announced their split in 2015.

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Los Angeles district attorney declines to charge Armie Hammer in sex assault case over lack of evidence

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Embattled actor Armie Hammer will not face criminal charges in connection with an investigation for sexual assault in Los Angeles County, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Los Angeles district attorney cited a lack of evidence.

In a video news conference on March 18, 2021, a woman said that in April 2017 Hammer raped her for four hours, physically assaulted her and committed other violent acts against her.

Hammer denied the accusations.

Regarding Wednesday's decision, Tiffiny Blacknell, director of the Bureau of Communications for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, noted, "Sexual assault cases are often difficult to prove, which is why we assign our most experienced prosecutors to review them. In this case, those prosecutors conducted an extremely thorough review, but determined that at this time, there is insufficient evidence to charge Mr. Hammer with a crime."

The statement continued, "As prosecutors, we have an ethical responsibility to only charge cases that we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt. We know that it is hard for women to report sexual assault. Even when we cannot move forward with a prosecution, our victim service representatives will be available to those who seek our victim support services."

It concluded, "Due to the complexity of the relationship and inability to prove a non-consensual, forcible sexual encounter we are unable to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt."

Hammer's career was derailed in January 2021 when his ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenze released unverified DMs that allegedly came from Hammer and claimed the actor harbored fantasies involving cannibalism. In addition, the 22-year-old alleged Hammer was "obsessed" with the idea of "taking a piece of me...and consuming it."

The accusations in this case also came to light that year.

Hammer's attorneys have claimed all of his relationships have been consensual.

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Kim Cattrall returning to the world of 'Sex and the City', appearing in 'And Just Like That...'

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Having famously said "The answer was always no and a respectful, firm, no" regarding a return to the role of Samantha Jones that made her a Sex and the City icon, ABC News has confirmed that Kim Cattrall will be seen in the upcoming season of the sequel series And Just Like That... .

The character has been spoken of, and spoken and texted to, by Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw on the Max series, which ended its first season with Carrie calling her one-time bestie ahead of a visit to bury the hatchet.

Sources say Cattrall's reappearance took even crew members by surprise: She wasn't mentioned on the call sheet and arrived under similarly hush-hush conditions to shoot, suggesting her appearance could be part of a cliff-hanger to bait season 2 viewers into watching a season 3.

Officially, Max — the newly rebranded streamer on which the second season will air — is mum.

Much has been made of a feud between SJP and Cattrall over the years since a deal for a third film fell apart.

Kim didn't hesitate to put the blame on Parker's side of the fence, telling Piers Morgan in 2017 she's "never been friends" with Parker and the rest of her onscreen girl squad, adding of Parker, "She could have been nicer."

Parker, for her part, denied any kind of a "catfight" between them back in 2018 to Page Six.

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Jury finds Danny Masterson guilty on 2 counts in rape retrial


A Los Angeles jury has found former That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson guilty of two counts of forcible rape in a retrial of a case involving three women.

The third count involving Jane Doe 3 has been declared a mistrial.

The jury reached its verdict Wednesday afternoon after deliberating since May 17.

Masterson, 47, pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony rape following accusations by three different women, including a former girlfriend. The alleged attacks took place between 2001 and 2003.

He faced 45 years to life in prison if convicted on all three charges.

The first trial ended in a mistrial in November 2022, with the jury deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict.

The three alleged victims were members of the Church of Scientology, as is Masterson. All three women said they were initially hesitant to speak to law enforcement because church teachings discouraged reporting to police. The women eventually left the church.

Masterson, who was arrested in 2020, said each of the encounters was consensual. That '70s Show was still on the air at the time of all three alleged rapes.

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