6/23/21 Entertainment News

Amid reports of Mark Harmon eyeing a smaller presence on NCIS‘ 19th season, Gary Cole and Katrina Law are being added as regulars, according to Entertainment Tonight.  Cole has been cast as FBI Special Agent Alden Park, and Law, who appeared in two episodes last season as Special Agent Jessica Knight, has been promoted to series regular.  Details of Cole’s role haven’t been released, but the network insists he’s not replacing Harmon…

“How well do you know your neighbors?”  So begins a new teaser trailer for Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, released on Tuesday.  “You see many of them every day, but have you ever wondered what goes on behind their doors?” Steve Martin asks.  “Turns out the ones you knew best might be the ones you know the least,” answers co-star Martin Short.  Co-created and written by Martin, the comic whodunnit follows three strangers — played by Martin, Short and Selena Gomez — whose obsession with true crime lands them inside of one as they investigate the mysterious death of a neighbor in their New York City apartment building.  The series launches August 31…

Scarlett Johansson, who stars in the upcoming Marvel film Black Widow hitting theaters and Disney+ July 9, will become the 35th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award, according to Deadline.  Johansson — whose extensive resume includes Marriage StoryJojo RabbitLost in TranslationThe Horse WhispererThe Avengers movies, He’s Just Not That Into YouVicky Cristina BarcelonaThe Other Boleyn GirlThe Black DahliaThe Prestige and The Nanny Diaries — will be honored in a November 18 ceremony taking place at the Beverly Hilton.  Past recipients include Spike LeeRobin WilliamsTom CruiseJulia RobertsSteven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.  Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News…

Thelma & Louise screenwriter Callie Khouri is in the “very early stages” of developing a Broadway musical based on the 1991 film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Khouri is keeping the details under wraps, but describes the play as a reimagination of her original story about two best friends — played in the film by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis — who set off on a road trip only to see it change course following a sexual assault and murder…

Vanessa Bryant has reached a settlement with the company that operated the helicopter that killed her husband, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and their daughter Gianna in 2020.

According to court documents obtained by ABC7, Vanessa and the families of the other crash victims, reached a confidential settlement with the company on Tuesday.
Vanessa filed a lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters over the January 26, 2020 crash in Calabasas that killed Kobe, 41, and Gianna, 13. The crash also resulted in the death of seven others — Alyssa AltobelliJohn Altobelli, Keri AltobelliPayton ChesterSarah ChesterChristina Mauser, and helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan.