News: Paris Jackson to Make Acting Debut in ‘Star’

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Apparently, there are certain perks that come with being the daughter of the late Pop music legend, Michael Jackson and Paris Jackson’s latest gig is one of them.

The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson is going to make her acting debut, as a guest star, in a FOX TV drama titled Star.

Entertainment Weekly reported that the teenager will play a character called Rachel Wells in the music drama. Other guest stars are Gladys Knight, Big Boi and Tameka Cottle.

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News: Nina Dobrev Returns for ‘Vampire Diaries’ Series Finale

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“I know it’s Thursday, but this is not a TBT. #BackOnSet #TVDForever”.

The beloved Nina Dobrev announced her return to the hit TV series Vampire Diaries, through an Instagram post with the above caption last week.

Said Instagram post was a photo of the series finale script and the episode is titled ‘I Was Feeling Epic’.

It was reported on MTV News that Dobrev left the TV series at the end of its sixth season, to pursue other projects. She told MTV in 2015 that she didn’t want to “be identified only by this one thing”.

With Dobrev’s announcement, fans can rest assured that their favourite vampire Elena Gilbert will return to Mystic Falls.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the show’s Showrunner, Julie Plec and Executive Producer, Kevin Williamson, released statements after her announcement. While Plec said I’m thrilled to bring this show to an end the way we always intended — with Nina back to help us say goodbye”, Williamson said in his statement I’m so excited to have Nina back to ensure our farewell episode is truly epic!”

The series finale will be aired on Friday, March 10 at 8am. ET. on the CW network.

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Annalise Keating Returns as ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Season 3 Hit TV Screens Last Night.

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The third season of the ABC hit TV drama series How to Get Away with Murder returned last night. It was reported that the TV series was renewed for a third season on March 3, 2016. Created by Peter Nowalk and produced by Shonda Rhimes, How to Get Away with Murder Season 3 has 15 episodes and each episode will be aired every Thursday night at 10.00pm ET/PT.

 

Award-winning actress, Viola Davis reprises her lead role as Annalise Keating, criminal defense attorney and law professor at Middleton University whose cheating husband Sam and his mistress Lila, were murdered in the first season.

 

Also returning with Keating are the five students she hired as interns in her law firm: Wesley Gibbons (Alfred Enoch), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee) and the idealistic Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza). The third season cast also includes Oliver Hampton as Conrad Ricamora, Walsh’s partner who doubles as a computer technician and hacker, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Keating’s special employee, among others.

 

Davis shared a promotional poster of the third season last month on Facebook with the caption “Are you all caught up yet? #HTGAWM Season 3 premieres on Thursday, Sept 22nd at 10PM! #AnnaliseKeating #TGIT”.

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The premiere episode is titled “We’re Good People Now” and was directed by Bill D’Elia.

Pearlena Igbokwe Becomes President of Universal Television

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The former Executive Vice President of Drama Programming at NBC, Pearlena Igbokwe, has reportedly been named President of Universal Television, the NBC network’s studio partner. Igbokwe will replace former, Indian beauty queen, Bela Bajaria.

Igbokwe used to be Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Showtime Networks, which she joined in 1994 after a short stint with HBO, according to her profile on last year’s ‘Scripted’ summit website to which she was an advisor and a 2012 article on Deadline Hollywood. She supervised and developed the pilot for ‘Dexter’, ‘Masters of Sex’, ‘Soul Food’ and shows like ‘Nurse Jackie’ and ‘The Big C’ among others, during her 20-year tenure at Showtime.

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Indiwire’s Tambay O. Benson had hinted, that she was going to “oversee the development of all NBC dramas”, in a report on Indiwire, after it was announced that Igbokwe had been named as Executive Vice President of NBC Drama Programming in 2012.

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Igbokwe’s new role will see her move from NBC to Universal TV and report to Jennifer Salke, the President of NBC entertainment. THR quoted Salke who made very confident remarks about Pearlena Igbokwe “Pearlena’s remarkable track record in drama programming at NBC, over the last few years, made it clear that she was the ideal choice to lead the studio into its next phase of growth.”

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Pearlena Igbokwe was born in Nigeria but moved to the United States with her parents at the age of 6. In America, Pearlena used American Television to learn English and speak like an American as she watched a great deal of American TV. She graduated from Yale University and went on to receive a MBA from Columbia University’s business school in 1990.

Dominic Purcell “Back at work ASAP” After Prison Break Production Accident

Just when fans of popular TV show ‘Prison Break’ are basking in the euphoria of the reboot of the hit TV series, fears concerning the possible impact of a recent accident involving actor Dominic Purcell on the production of the series, have been allayed by the actor himself on Instagram.

It was reported, a couple of days ago, that Purcell, who plays the character of Lincoln Burrows in the hit FOX TV series, broke his nose in two places in an accident which saw an iron bar fall on his head during production. Purcell proceeded to inform his Instagram followers via this post:

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He seemingly downplayed the outcome of his accident, in a later post,  when he went “…just a broken nose and a hundred stitches in my head.”

However, the actor is “Back at work ASAP” considering production will not be delayed, according to THR. The Hollywood Reporter’s Lesley Goldberg definitely was right with her assertion that Purcell is just as “tough” as his Lincoln Burrows alter ego.