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Netflix(NEW YORK) — Netflix is reviving Wet Hot American Summer, and they've recruited much of the original cast for it.

The streaming service announced that the cult classic will return for an eight-episode series in time for summer.

So, which counselors are returning for the second go-around? Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter are among the stars coming back.

The series, as was the case with the 2001 cult classic film, was co-written by David Wain and Showalter and will be directed by Wain.

Some burning questions remain: Will it still be 1981? Is it a reunion that Michael Ian Black's McKinley won't be able to make because he has something at 11:00 that he's already moved twice? Does Elizabeth Banks's Lindsay still taste like a burger, and does Paul Rudd's Andy even like her anymore?

Here's hoping we'll find out soon.

 


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ABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) -- Fictional President Fitzgerald Grant, portrayed by actor Tony Goldwyn, will return to the Oval Office when Scandal returns Thursday.

During last year's winter finale, viewers saw Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, get kidnapped from her Washington, D.C. apartment. Goldwyn hinted at what fans can expect next.

"As you know, I can't reveal anything except you will find out more," he teased on Wednesday's Good Morning America. "I can't tell you if you'll find out where she is or what happened but I can tell you that the show takes an entirely new direction tomorrow night and it's crazy. It's really great."

Goldwyn credits creator Shonda Rhimes' -- who also created Grey's Anatomy and executive produces How to Get Away with Murder -- for the show's forthcoming shocking plot lines.

"Shonda, as she has done over and over, just kind of reinvents the show and we go, you know, takes on a different tone. It's pretty outrageous," says Goldwyn.

"I mean, all of her work and Shonda herself...she just never ceases to amaze me. She's always challenging herself. She's always challenging us and, you know, I'm so happy," Goldwyn continued. "She owns Thursday nights on [ABC] and I'm just so happy to see her being celebrated in the way she is particularly this year."

Goldwyn directed the last episode of Scandal. He said the role switch was easy, particularly because he's so close with his co-stars.

"When you have another person who is an actor you just speak the same language and particularly in Scandal because we're all such close friends, aside from Kerry's merciless teasing of me," he quipped. "We're just really close and intimate so it's a really unique experience for me as a director, you know, to get the chance to kind of have a look at the show from a different lens and connect with, you know, these people I love so much, in a different way."

Goldwyn is the grandson of film mogul Samuel Goldwyn -- the "G" in MGM Studios -- and son of film producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88. He explained what it's like to carry on his family's legacy in the entertainment business.

"They were both independent guys who kind of carved their own path and, you know, we were sort of taught never to rest on the laurels of what they'd accomplished and you got to kind of figure it out for yourself and that's the best way to carry on the legacy," Goldwyn said.

Scandal returns Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


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Buena Vista(LOS ANGELES) -- Following his star turn in Guardians of the Galaxy last year, will Chris Pratt put on Indiana Jones' iconic fedora?

Pratt is being eyed by Disney, the parent company of ABC News, to take over the role from Harrison Ford, according to Deadline. However, the website is calling this a "dishy informed rumor" and nothing more at the moment.

It's worth noting that Guardians of the Galaxy was a film from Marvel, which is also owned by Disney.

Deadline doesn't mention whether director Steven Spielberg would return for the new installment.

Ford has played the whip-cracking archaeologist in four movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The latter film, released in 2008, introduced Indiana Jones' son, Mutt, played by Shia LaBeouf.

Pratt's film career is on a roll right now. Aside from the Guardians of the Galaxy blockbuster, he lent his voice to The LEGO Movie last year. He stars in the Jurassic Park movie Jurassic World, due out in June.


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Noel Vasquez/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After returning from their honeymoon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden stepped out in Los Angeles to take in a basketball game Tuesday night.

Of course, the Staples Center Kiss Cam decided to focus on the newlyweds and caught the couple kissing. Diaz was her usual self, grinning from ear to ear, according to a photo posted on Twitter

Diaz and Madden tied the knot January 5 at her Beverly Hills home. They got engaged just before Christmas after dating for seven months.


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Effingham, IL –   Tony-Award and Emmy-Award nominee John Tartaglia brings his magical undersea adventure to the stage at the Effingham Performance Center on Saturday, February 7th, at 2 p.m.  A limited number of seats are available, and tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/epc, by phone at 800-745-3000, at Ticketmaster outlets or at the Effingham Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt West, Effingham, IL, during newly extended box office hours, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. extended Wednesdays until 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Ticket prices are $15.

A 10-year veteran of "Sesame Street," Tartaglia is one of the youngest puppeteers ever to perform on the show, starting at the age of 16. Now, his creative gills have resulted in his creation of John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, for which he wrote, produced and voices five of the main characters. A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages.  Tank, Bubbles, and Dorsel are best friends who just happen to be fish, and they are about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery.  And it all starts with a treasure map.  As they swim off in search of clues, they’ll sing, they’ll dance, and they’ll make new friends.  Ultimately they find the greatest treasure of all: friendship.  Jam-packed with original music ranging from Swing to R&B to Big Band, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye.

More information on John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean visit http://www.imaginocean.com/

This presentation is presented by McDonalds.  The presentation is part of the 2014-2015 Effingham Performance Center season sponsored by Heartland Dental Care.  All events are presented in the Midland States Bank auditorium.

Effingham Performance Center is operated by Arts Connection of Central Illinois, a not-for-profit organization, that has been established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to showcase arts and entertainment, to encourage interaction with and appreciation of live performance, to endorse the educational process and to enhance the quality of life and cultural vitality of the region.

Conveniently located at the cross-section of Interstates 57 and 70, Exit 160, Effingham Performance Center presents events that appeal to all genres and generations.  More information about the Center and Arts Connection of Illinois may be found at www.theEPC.org or by phone at (217) 540-2788.





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