“The Conners” First Sneak Peek Is Out -
By the looks of the first peek at “The Conners,” they aren’t missing a beat…. or Roseanne.
The glimpse hints several times that the Conner history will not be off limits, as showcased by Jackie saying "I thought we should take about a game plan for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas," and Darlene spouting back "I say we follow the Conner tradition: spend every dime we have on Halloween and then we have nothing to be thankful for or buy gifts with.” It’s a tip of the hat to their famous Halloween episodes.
There’s also a new addition to the cast introduced. Maya Lynne Robinson portrays DJ’s wife, a girl he didn’t want to kiss in his school play years ago. She’s also military in the show which will be a nice contrast to the Conner way of life.
“The Conners” premieres October 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OCTOBER 3
Alicia Vikander, actress (30)
Ashlee Simpson, reality star (34)
Seann William Scott, American Pie actor (42)
Neve Campbell, actress (45)
Gwen Stefani, singer (49)
Tommy Lee, Motley Crue drummer (56)
Al Sharpton, minister/activist (64)
Lindsay Buckingham, musician (69)
Chubby Checker, singer (77)
JENNA DEWAN: Leaving World of Dance
Jenna Dewan will not return as host of World of Dance for season three.
The Step Up star wrote on Instagram that “it has been an absolute thrill to be a part of this incredible, groundbreaking show from the very beginning, and I am forever grateful to my [NBC] family, [Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo] and everyone involved in this journey We are changing the dance world and giving opportunities to dancers in ways I’ve only dreamed of!"
But she's not going away completely. She plans "to return to mentor contestants as much as possible.”
RUBY ROSE: The Internet's Most Dangerous Celebrity
Ruby Rose has been named the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet by cybersecurity firm McAfee.
Searches for the Orange Is the New Black actress generate links to more potentially malicious websites than searches for any other celebrity. Kristin Cavallari finished second, followed by actress Marion Cotillard.
Ruby Rose replaces last year's most dangerous celebrity, Avril Lavigne. (BusinessWire)
Rolling Stones Frontman Hints At New Music -
Mick Jagger is hinting at working on new music for either a solo project or a new Rolling Stones album.
The legendary frontman took to Twitter this week to share a photo of his guitar and a notebook with the caption "writing lyrics #newmusic." Jagger's last solo release was the 2017 double-sided single Gotta Get A Grip/England Lost.
This follows a video of Jagger playing the harmonica to new music last month.
Meanwhile, the Stones last set of original music was 2015's A Bigger Bang, and in 2016 they released the album of blues covers Blue & Lonesome.
*Tiffani Thiessen says she was almost cast as Rachel on Friends. On the You Up With Nikki Glaser podcast, the Saved by the Bell star says she lost the iconic role because she "was a little too young to the pairing of the rest of them." The part went to Jennifer Aniston, who's five years older than Tiffani.
*Michelle Williams will play astronaut Christa McAuliffe in The Challenger, a movie about the 1986 Space Shuttle disaster. Production is expected to begin in May. (Variety)
*HBO has given a series order to The Righteous Gemstones, a comedy about a family of televangelists. Danny McBride serves as the writer, director, producer and co-star, along with John Goodman. (Variety)