NEW TO VIDEO
A bunch of movies you missed in theaters are now on video.
- Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are thrust into the world of international espionage in The Spy Who Dumped Me. Justin Theroux and Gillian Anderson co-star in the comedy send-up.
- Slender Man is a dramatization of the frightening Internet villain. A bunch of teens star.
- The animated Teen Titans Go! To the Movies brings the Cartoon Network series to the big screen. The Titans are upset that they seem to be the last superheroes without a big-budget thriller. Listen for the voices of Kristen Bell and Will Arnett.
- In The Darkest Minds, teens discover they have supernatural abilities. But when the government finds out, they're sent to detention camps. Mandy Moore heads up the cast.
*Simpsons producer Al Jean has responded to Adi Shankar's claims that the show plans to drop the controversial Apu character. Jean tweeted, "Adi Shankar is not a producer on The Simpsons. I wish him the very best but he does not speak for our show." (IGN)
*Snowboarder Shaun White has apologized for his "Simple Jack" Halloween costume after the Special Olympics called it "offensive." He also deleted the photo of him dressed as the Tropic Thunder character from his social media accounts. (TMZ)
*According to the Telegraph, Twitter plans to get rid of its “like” feature. CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly told employees last week that he “was not a fan of the heart-shaped button” and that the site would be removing it “soon.”
*Lena Dunham has been hired by producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, the story of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea for several days with her two small children. (Variety)
*CBS All Access has renewed the drama Strange Angel for a second season.
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY: Surprises First Responders With Roasted Turkey
Matthew McConaughey surprised first responders in Houston on Sunday with a roasted turkey lunch.
The actor made the appearance to thank police and fire departments for their service, as part of the Wild Turkey Gives Back campaign.
In a press release, the actor said, "Over the past year alone with the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, the Carolinas and Florida and the fires in California, the number of heroic men and women on the front lines of natural disasters is staggering. I am glad to make it to Houston to recognize how important these folks are."
This comes a little more than a year after Hurricane Harvey hit the area.
- It looks like Meghan Markle has gotten Prince Harry into social media
- Meghan said goodbye to her personal social media accounts after getting engaged to Harry, but now she posts to the Kensington Royal social media accounts
- Harry was recently credited for a photo posted to the Kensington Royal Instagram story
AL ROKER: Returns to Today Show
Al Roker returned to the anchor chair during the 9 a.m. hour of the Today show this morning. It was sweet revenge as the weatherman was replaced by Megyn Kelly last year.
Kelly's Today show was canceled last week following her controversial comments about blackface. On Monday, NBC had a new panel with Al, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin.
Hoda opened the show by saying, “We are starting a new chapter in the third hour of our show as it evolves."
TMZ says that "the network will go back to its tried-and-true formula of using existing NBC talent for the 9 a.m. show, and Roker will be a big part of that."
Previously, Al and Tamron Hall hosted the 9 a.m. hour.
NBC and Megyn are negotiating her exit deal. TMZ says she's asking for $50 million to leave.
HEATHERS: Episodes Pulled in Wake of Synagogue Shooting
For the second time this year, episodes of Heathers have been yanked from the Paramount Network in the wake of a mass shooting.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "network opted to pull the two installments that were scheduled to air Sunday following the Saturday synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead."
The two episodes "featured a storyline involving students at the school's central high school undergoing active shooter training." Saturday's episodes aired as scheduled and Monday's finale, which was edited "to remove sensitive storylines including the school being blown up," will also air as scheduled.
The Paramount Network pulled the entire series before its planned March 7th premiere in the wake of Parkland shootings.
ZOE KRAVITZ: She's Engaged!
Zoe Kravitz revealed that she's engaged in the cover story for Rolling Stone's November issue.
The actress, who recreated her mother Lisa Bonet's 1988 Rolling Stone photo shoot, said she's getting married to actor Karl Glusman. She told the magazine, "I’m engaged! I haven’t told anyone yet – I mean, I haven’t told the world. I wanted to keep it private.”
Zoe also admitted a director sexually harassed her when she was starting out. "I definitely worked with a director who made me very uncomfortable," she said. "I was young – maybe 19 or 20 – and we were on location, staying at the same hotel. And it was full-on: ‘Can I come inside your room?’ Just totally inappropriate. He’d do things like come to the makeup trailer and touch my hair. Or say, ‘Let me see your costume – turn around?’ It’s just never OK for someone to do that. Especially when they’re in a position of power."
She declined to name the director.