*Prince Harry - asked Prince William to be his best man in his upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle. “Harry has several close guy friends, but there’s no way he would ask anyone but William to take on the top job,” a source tells Us Weekly about Harry’s wedding at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel in May. Another source confirms William and Kate Middleton’s kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will have roles in the big day. Markle’s friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney‘s daughter, Ivy, will also reportedly be included.
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*Despicable Me 3 brings the Minions back for another go-round, with the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove. This time, Gru meets Dru, his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother.
*In American Assassin, longtime CIA operative Michael Keaton trains new recruit Dylan O'Brien, and then the pair work to stop Taylor Kitsch from setting off a war in the Middle East.
*TV that's new to video includes season three of Fargo, season 18 of The Simpsons and the sixth season of the old sitcom Alice.
*Christiane Amanpour will replace Charlie Rose on PBS. Starting next Tuesday, the TV journalist will host a weekly 30-minute “global affairs program.” Charlie's talk show, which had been airing on PBS since 1991, was cancelled following his sexual harassment scandal.
*Blake Lively injured her hand on the set of The Rhythm Section, forcing production to halt on the spy thriller, Variety reports. A spokesperson says production will "resume as soon as possible."
*Quentin Tarantino may direct a Star Trek movie. The Hollywood Reporter says the filmmaker has pitched an idea to Trek producer J.J. Abrams and that the two "have plans to bring together a writers room to develop a film."
*A talk show hosted by Alec Baldwin is in the works. The project, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is based on his WNYC radio show/podcast Here's the Thing With Alec Baldwin. Production is set to begin next week.
*Coco leads the 45th annual Annie Awards nominations with 13. The Pixar movie will compete with Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Despicable Me 3, Cars 3 and The Boss Baby for best animated feature. (Variety)
*Kristen Bell has signed on to be the first host of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will take place January 21st.
*Netflix will continue House of Cards for an eight-episode final season without former star Kevin Spacey. Robin Wright will headline the show. The streaming service cut ties with Spacey in October amid his sexual misconduct scandal. (NPR)
Sports Illustrated Names “Sportsmen Of The Year”-
Houston sports greats J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve are the recipients of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.
Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans, raised 37-million-dollars for storm victims after Hurricane Harvey, which clobbered coastal Texas and flooded parts of Houston in late August. Altuve won the American League MVP Award and his third career batting title as he helped the Astros win their first-ever World Series.
The magazine said there were many worthy nominees and they are featured in the issue as well
.Source: Sports Illustrated
PBS Announces Post Charlie Rose Plans-
PBS has tapped someone to fill half of Charlie Rose’s old time slot.
Christiane Amanpour will have her acclaimed CNN International show “Amanpour” air on the public broadcaster. That leave a half hour to fill, and the network is in the process of finalizing that plan, though no one will give details.
The vacancy opened up at PBS and CBS as Rose was accused of misconduct.
Source: CNN Money
Meek Mill’s Legal Team Sets Up For Battle
A Philadelphia judge is refusing to let Meek Mill out of prison. We told you earlier, a petition filed by the rapper's lawyers last week to have him freed on bail was denied by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley, the same woman who handed down his two-to-four-year sentence for probation violations.
Because of concern over a possible bias against the rapper, Meek’s lawyers asked the Pennsylvania Superior Court to rule on the bail. They claim that Brinkley had ignored their motions. The higher court sent it back to her with the condition that she rule on the bail question.
Now that she has, Meek’s team can head back to Superior Court with a “see? We told you she has issues” tactic.
It’s all wait and see for the 30-year-old star.
Source: NBC 1
Tarantino Came Up With A “Star Trek” Idea-
Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino is developing a "Star Trek" movie.
The online magazine "Deadline" reports Tarantino sold Paramount on what he called a great idea for a "Star Trek" feature. He shared it with JJ Abrams and it’s apparently good enough.
The studio reportedly is now putting together a group of writers to turn Tarantino's idea into an actual movie. "Deadline" speculates that Tarantino might direct the movie, if he likes what the writers develop. It would be one of the first times he's directed something that isn't his original idea. If that is the case, Abrams would produce the project.