‘The Matrix’ franchise reloads with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss back for a fourth installment – KABC-TV

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Another film franchise is being reloaded.

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will re-enter “The Matrix.” Variety reports Lana Wachowski is set to produce, direct and co-write a fourth film set in that world.

The first three films, “The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office.

Production is expected to start the beginning of 2020.

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Meghan Markle’s best friend calls out ‘racist bullies’ criticizing royal’s private jet use – Fox News

Meghan Markle‘s best friend Jessica Mulroney came to her defense on Tuesday, calling out “racist bullies” who have been targeting the Duchess of Sussex with “years of undeserved hate.”

Mulroney, who has until now remained silent about her royal pal, broke her silence on Instagram after recent criticism over Markle and husband Prince Harry’s use of a private jet during a trip in Nice, France.

The fashion stylist began her rebuke by reposting a tweet from British actress Jameela Jamil, who accused English citizens and the press of targeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex because of Markle’s race.

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“Ugh. Dear England and English press, just say you hate her because she’s black, and him for marrying a black woman,” read Jamil’s tweet read in part. “Your bullying is so embarrassing and obvious. You’ve all lost your marbles. It’s 2019. Grow up.”

Jamil also defended the royal couple flying on a private jet, noting it’s necessary for their safety.

“They are prime targets for kidnap and sometimes assassination,” she argued. “It’s in the interest of us civilians to not be endangered by proximity to people in such powerful positions.”

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A few hours later, Mulroney shared one of Jamil’s tweets on her Instagram story, according to People, before personally commenting on the matter.

“When someone faces unfair criticism, you call it out,” Mulroney wrote. “When that person is your friend and your family, you call those critics what they truly are.”

“Shame on you, you racist bullies,” Mulroney added with the caption, “3 years of undeserved hate and abuse. It’s enough.”

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Mulroney and Jamil join other celebrities who recently came to the defense of Markle and Harry over the recent private jet backlash, including Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres, and singer Pink.

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Alyssa Milano says she has no regrets about 2 abortions: ‘I would not have my career’ – Fox News

Alyssa Milano, 46, revealed in the latest episode of her podcast this week that she made the “devastating” decision to have two abortions while in a serious relationship in 1993.

Milano, who was in her early 20s and had just finished working on “Who’s the Boss?” at the time, said she knew she wasn’t ready to be a mother, according to People.

“I chose. It was my choice,” she said on “Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry.” “And it was absolutely the right choice for me.”

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Milano said she was using birth control both times she found out she was pregnant.

“It was not an easy choice,” continued Milano, who is a vocal pro-choice advocate. “It was not something I wanted, but it was something that I needed, like most health care is.”

“It was devastating,” she admitted. “I was raised Catholic and was suddenly put in conflict with my faith. A faith I was coming to realize empowered only men to make every single decision about what was allowed and what was not allowed.”

She said she found out she was pregnant for a second time just months after her first abortion.

“I had done what I knew to do to prevent pregnancy and was still pregnant, so once again I made the right decision to end that pregnancy,” she said.

Milano said she looks back on the decision without regret.

“I would not have my children [Elizabeth, 4, and son Milo, 7] — my beautiful, perfect, loving, kind and inquisitive children who have a mother who was so very, very ready for them,” she said. “I would not have my career. I would not have the ability or platform I use to fight against oppression with all my heart. I would never have met my amazing husband, David, whose steadfast and immeasurable love for me sustains me through these terrifying times,” according to People.

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Last spring, Milano called for a Hollywood boycott and “sex strike” in Georgia to protest a heartbeat bill passed in the state.

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‘Bachelor in Paradise’: What to Know About Demi Burnett’s Girlfriend, Kristian Haggerty – Yahoo Entertainment

Bachelor Nation, meet Kristian Haggerty! 

Demi Burnett’s girlfriend joinedBachelor in Paradise on Tuesday night’s episode, becoming one of only a handful of contestants to hit the beach without having appeared on The Bachelor or Bachelorette. (Remember when Ashley Iaconetti brought her sister?)

Her relationship with Demi had been known to fans since Paradise‘s season premiere, with Demi opening up about her sexuality, and mentioning her relationship with another woman. As she found out a few days into Paradise, her time with Derek Peth wasn’t what her heart desired, and Chris Harrison brought Kristian onto the show. 

But who exactly is the newcomer, and how did she and Demi meet? Here’s what you need to know. 

She’s Got a ‘Bachelor’ Connection 

Kristian is actually longtime friends with another alum from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, Catherine Agro — and went with her to Coachella in April. 

She and Demi Didn’t Meet at Stagecoach 

A fan tweeted at Demi on Tuesday night asking what we’re all thinking… did they meet at Stagecoach, like the rest of the Paradise cast? “Naw but Kristian and I both met Blake there 🤣🤣,” Demi replied. So, it seems they met the old fashioned way — through their mutual friend, Catherine. 

She’s a College Grad

Kristian graduated from Stetson University in 2014, with a degree in Business Administration. Before college, she worked as a model and actress, but reportedly left her modeling career behind to pursue an education. 

She’s Funny 

Demi might be one of the most entertaining people to ever grace the Bachelor Franchise, but Kristian can hang too. Kristian graduated from a program at SAK Comedy in Orlando in May 2017, before moving to Chicago, where she enrolled in an improv program at Second City. 

She’s No Stranger to Star Power 

According to her website, Kristian’s gotten production experience while working with several big stars, like Jennifer Lopez, Hailee Steinfeld and Calvin Harris. 

We’ll learn more about Kristian when Bachelor in Paradise continues next week. The show airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Join ET’s Bachelor Nation Facebook group here

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Why Is It so Hard to Tell If Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes Have Broken Up? – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have officially ended their uber-private six-year-long relationship. The former couple seemingly parted ways just weeks after appearing on their very first red-carpet event together, but word of the split just surfaced. Why did it take so long to get out? Probably because the former couple put serious work into keeping a super low profile. In fact, it has been hard to figure out if they are together or not for years.

Jamie Foxx and Katie
Holmes reside on different coasts

While Foxx and Holmes
clearly enjoyed each other’s company, they didn’t seem to be making any moves
to advance the relationship. The pair maintained separate residences on
separate coasts for most of their relationships.

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx
Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx | Photo by Kevin Tachman/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Upon her divorce from Tom Cruise, Holmes left California and headed for New York City. She resided there until April 2019 when she purchased a luxurious west coast pad some 20-miles from her beau’s expansive house, according to the Daily Mail. Still, Holmes seemed to enjoy life back east, while Fox was happily hanging out in California.

Why did Katie Holmes
end her relationship with Jamie Foxx?

Holmes and Foxx began hooking up not long after her high-profile divorce. At the time, it seemed like a casual arrangement was working or Holmes. As the years carried on, it seems Holmes and Foxx found themselves on separate pages, according to Us Weekly.

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx
Katie Holmes (L) and Jamie Foxx | Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS

Several media outlets have reported that the pair split because Foxx enjoyed partying and stepping out with other ladies. Holmes reportedly was the one that put an end to the relationship. While she may have ended the courtship, Foxx doesn’t seem all that broken up about it. He’s been spotted living it up.

Why did the couple
keep things so quiet?

When word first slipped that Foxx and Holmes were an item, the couple denied the allegations. In fact, they kept things so quiet and secret, that people spent years trying to figure out what was going on. In 2017, however, they went semi-public with their pairing. The sudden admission of a relationship seemed to give weight to Radar Online’s allegation that Holmes was not allowed to discuss new relationships after her divorce from Cruise in 2012.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes | Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images

In 2016 Radar
Online
claimed to have spoken with an insider. According to the insider,
Cruise requested that Holmes not “embarrass” him following their divorce. The
clause was allegedly written into the divorce settlement. In short, Holmes was
prohibited from publicly dating for five years following the divorce. According
to the source, Holmes would lose any money she was awarded in the settlement if
she broke the rules.

Holmes has never commented on the rumor, but in 2017 she became a bit more willing to chat about her love life. Even then, though, the couple worked hard to keep things really quiet and were very rarely spotted out and about together. Different zip codes, different schedules, and a low-key lifestyle seemed to make things much more manageable.

Foxx, however, doesn’t
seem to be interested in hiding his love life anymore. He’s been spotted with
his new lady love in recent weeks, and he doesn’t seem to care who knows it.
Holmes, for her part, hasn’t been spotted with anyone new just yet, but the
world’s eyes are peeled.

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Andrade and Elias Advance in King of the Ring Tournament (Pics, Video) – 411mania.com

– Two more stars have advanced to the quarterfinals of the King of the Ring tournament in Andrade and Elias. The two won their first-round matches on tonight’s Smackdown, as Andrade defeated Apollo Crews and Elias beat Kevin Owens with the help of Shane McMahon coming in to making a fast count after revealing a referee’s shirt.

The two join Samoa Joe and Cedric Alexander in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Andrade will face the winner of next week’s Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin match, while Elias will take on the winner of Ali vs. Buddy Murphy.

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Comedian Ryan Niemiller snaps Simon Cowell’s brutal mean streak – USA TODAY



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Kodi Lee, a blind singer with autism, moved the judges to tears again on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
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Simon Cowell is not impressed.

The British judge lived up to his grouchy reputation during Tuesday’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” which marked the second round of quarterfinals.

The competition is not getting any easier – only seven of the 12 acts will advance – and neither are the critiques from the judges, primarily Cowell, who slammed several acts for not upping the ante during the live shows. 

Cowell gave Nick & Lindsay’s knife throwing/singing act a red X, saying, “In the history of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ that was the worst live performance I’ve ever seen.”

The harsh words didn’t stop there. Cowell said singer Charlotte Summers made a “terrible, terrible song choice,” prompting the 13-year-old to break out in tears. 

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Cowell called contortionist dancer Marina Mazepa “a bit boring,” adding he was “disappointed” and “hated the music as well.” The Sentimentalists also got the cold shoulder, with Cowell calling their lackluster mentalist act “a total mess.” 

“People think its tough for the contestants up there,” Cowell said. “There have been times over the years were I’m thinking, ‘This is tough for us, because we have made some terrible decisions.’ Certainly tonight … as to who we selected.” 

Cowell’s mean streak, however, was snapped by a couple of stellar performances. 

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Stand-up comedian Ryan Niemiller brought the funny during his act, where he joked about failed New Year’s resolutions, trailer parks and his disability. (He was born with a congenital birth defect in both arms.)

“You are born to do this,” Cowell said. “Everything worked. … It was just one of those great, great performance. I really believe you are going to be in the semifinals.”

Cowell even bowed down to golden buzzer-winning dance group V. Unbeatable following their sky-high performance, full of tricks, flips and fast-paced choreography. 

“Every time we see you guys, you push the boundaries,” he said, while Howie Mandel added, “This is the best performance I have ever witnessed on this show.”

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But, leave it to Cowell to make more contestants cry before the night was over. He told the golden buzzer-winning dance group Light Balance Kids that they “didn’t have a wow factor.” He added, “This isn’t going to make me very popular.”

Thankfully, the fate of the contestants is not in the judges’ hands. It’s up to viewers.

Fans can vote up to 10 times for each act on NBC.com/AGTvote or through the “America’s Got Talent” app.   

Tuesday’s field also included two other golden buzzer winners – violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa and rapper Joseph Allen – along with Ndlovu Youth Choir and singers Chris Kläfford and Robert Finley.

The acts advancing to the semifinals will be revealed during Wednesday’s results show, which will include a guest performance from “Britain’s Got Talent” star Susan Boyle (NBC, 8 EDT/PDT).

Last week’s results: Is Kodi Lee moving on to the semifinals? 

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LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation – The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director.

In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong Yang from the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to lead the investigation.

LA Opera did not respond to questions about how the investigation would be carried out and its expected duration.

Yang is a former U.S. attorney and Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who is chair of her firm’s Crisis Management Practice Group, according to the firm’s website. She has been involved in several high-profile cases and was hired by USC in 2017 to investigate the conduct of a former medical school dean.

The investigation into Domingo’s behavior follows an Associated Press report last week detailing multiple accusations against the 78-year-old opera star.

Three of the nine women who accused the singer of harassment and abuse of power said the encounters took place while they worked with Domingo at the LA organization. The nine women and dozens of others interviewed said Domingo’s behavior was an open secret in the industry and that he pursued younger women with impunity.

Domingo did not respond to detailed questions from the AP about specific incidents, but issued a statement saying he believed all the encounters to be consensual and calling the allegations “deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate.”

The singer is widely credited with raising the profile of LA Opera, where he served as an artistic consultant from 1984 to 2000, artistic director from 2000 to 2003 and, finally, general director from 2003 until now. His current contract runs through the 2021-22 season.

Yang is an experienced investigator who was hired by the University of Southern California two years ago to look into the conduct of the school’s former medical school dean, who admitted using methamphetamines, and the university’s response to his behavior. At the time, her independence was questioned because she has taught at the USC law school and defended the university in court.

Yang also was criticized after an internal investigation she participated in cleared former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the 2013 “Bridgegate” scandal, in which two of Christie’s former associates were convicted of orchestrating traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge, which connects New York City to New Jersey, allegedly to punish a mayor who wouldn’t endorse Christie. Christie, who is a personal friend of Yang’s, wasn’t charged.

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Associated Press writer Brian Melley contributed to this story from Los Angeles.

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What Does No Time to Die Reveal About Bond 25? – What to Watch – IGN

James Bond’s 25th movie finally got a new title. Clint Gage and Jim Vejvoda discuss what No Time to Die might reveal about 007’s latest mission.

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