*The Paramount Network will finally air its postponed Heathers reboot. The dark high school satire, which was pulled following the Parkland School shooting earlier this year, has been edited and will run during a week-long marathon event beginning October 25th. (Deadline)
*Alan Alda will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27th.
*AMC has renewed Lodge 49, starring Wyatt Russell, for a second season.
BEN AFFLECK: Completes 40 Days in Rehab
Ben Affleck has completed a 40 days in rehab for alcohol addiction and has entered outpatient care, according to TMZ.
On Instagram, the actor wrote, "The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It's given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others." He added, "Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle ... As I've had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure."
The time in a treatment facility has apparently given Ben some optimism. A source tells Hollywood Life that the star is training to play Batman once again. “He is back in shape not only for his health but he has a new-found love on doing Batman at least one more time again. He feels he isn’t finished with what he wants to do with the character. There has been talk about replacing him, but he is now seeing what he might lose and really wants to play the character again."
Meanwhile, Jennifer Garner has reportedly filed court documents to finalize her divorce from Ben. Us Weekly says the actress requested "to have her divorce case pulled from the court system so that a private judge can accelerate the process. That judge would quickly work out the final details between the estranged couple."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OCTOBER 5
Jacob Tremblay, actor (12)
Jesse Eisenberg, actor (35)
Nicky Hilton, heiress (35)
Kate Winslet, actress (43)
Mario Lemieux, hockey great (53)
Brian Johnson, AC/DC singer (71)
Steve Miller, musician from Steve Miller Band (75)
- DREW BARRYMORE: Bizarre Interview Was Lost in Translation
A guy was on EgyptAir and was reading the inflight magazine, WELL his social post went viral after he read a supposed interview in the magazine with Drew Barrymore. They reports said the interview was just really weird.
The article's author Aida Takla O'Reilly wrote, “Despite being unstable in her relationships most of her life, despite the several unsuccessful marriages and despite the busy life of stardom that dominated her life for several years; the beautiful American Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has recently decided to temporary take an unlimited vacation to play her most crucial role as a mother.”
EgyptAir defended the error-filled piece, saying it was "a professional magazine interview" and O'Reilly insisted it was "genuine and far from fake."
A source tells People magazine a language barrier was to blame. “This truly is an innocent translation job that somehow made it through the channels,” the insider says.
Drew's reps tell the BBC she did not "technically... sit down with EgyptAir for an interview." The quotes were allegedly taken from a press conference.