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Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- Just like he did for Disney's 2016 The Jungle Book remake, director Jon Favreau wrote down what he remembered about the 1994 animated classic The Lion King. Then, he attempted to add to its legacy. 

"We had to hit those moments that people knew so well," Favreau tells ABC's Robin Roberts tonight in the primetime special The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight. But Favreau was also aware that he had to "take it a step further, update it and not just make the same movie again."

Favreau also noted that while his mission was also to make it "feel like a live-action film as much as possible," he also confirmed that the entirety of the movie was created using CGI.  All 1,400 shots -- except for one.

"There's one that's actually photographed in Africa," Favreau confessed, "just to see if people could pick it out."  

The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight also features interviews with some of the all-star cast, including Donald Glover, who plays Simba, as well as Florence Kasumba, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key and Billy Eichner.

In addition, original animated version voice actors Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons pay tribute to the new film. So does Elton John, who co-wrote and performed songs in the 1994 classic and contributes to the new one.

Tuesday night's special will also feature an exclusive, unreleased scene from the film.

The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight airs Tuesday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.  The Lion King hits theaters nationwide July 19.

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"Schitt's Creek" (L-R) O'Hara, Levy/Pop TV(LOS ANGELES) -- The morning of the Emmy nominations ceremony is always thrilling for some -- and a terrible letdown for others.

The cast and crew of Game of Thrones are undoubtedly celebrating, as the HBO series earned 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season.  But while GOTs success wasn't a surprise, there were others: 


Schitt's Creek, a POP TV series that has developed a cult following, picked up four nominations, including best comedy series, and individual nods for stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.

Amazon's Fleabag, a series created by its star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge picked up 13 nominations, including best comedy, best comedic actress, and two best supporting actress nods.


Another over-performer was Netflix's When They See Us , which earned a surprising 16 noms.

NBC's hit This Is Us is no stranger to the Emmys. It received nine nominations, but for the first time, Mandy Moore's performance as the Pearson family matriarch was recognized with a best dramatic actress nod.


Of course, the news wasn't so great for some other hopefuls:


Though Julia Roberts is an Academy Award-winning actress, both she and co-star Bobby Cannavale came up short for her first TV project, Homecoming.

Netflix's GLOW earned six nominations this year, including one for actress Betty Gilpin, but the series failed to take home a nomination for best comedy again, and its star, Alison Brie, was also shut out. Same goes for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

CBS All Access' series, The Good Fight, was expected to get some recognition, but it and its star Christine Baranski received no love from the Academy.

Pamela Adlon's FX series Better Things earned her nominations in 2017 and 2018, but the show struck out for 2019.

The Big Bang Theory, a fan favorite, only received three nods for its final season, with no love for its star, previous winner Jim Parsons.

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Netflix(NEW YORK) -- The third season of Stranger Things, which premiered July 4, may have produced record numbers for Netflix, but according to Caleb McLaughin, who plays Lucas on the series, a fourth season isn't a sure thing.

"It’s all up to the Duffers and the writers if they want to keep going," Caleb tells Entertainment Weekly, referring to series creators, Matt and Ross Duffer. "Maybe they want to stop now. Maybe they don’t want to give anyone another season. Maybe they just want to leave you guys hanging like that."

He continues, "I talk to people about this all the time, we can literally leave you guys hanging on the Upside Down!" McLaughlin jokes, referring to the Stranger Things world where monsters are a reality.  He says there are still a lot of questions to be answered about that realm.

"No one really knows what the Upside Down is, we just know what comes from it, like Demogorgons and like the Mind Flayer, but the Upside Down is an alternate dimension of our world," he says. "Our world is so big so there’s more than just Demodogs, and Dem0gorgons and Mind Flayers, so no one really knows."

Netflix hasn't yet announced whether there will be another season of Stranger Things, although given the critical and popular acclaim season three's received, it'd be a shock if season three was the show's last.  But the Duffer Brothers told EW last week that they already have a "big broad strokes" idea of where the story would go if the series is renewed.

Stranger Things season three is now streaming on Netflix.

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HBO/Helen Sloan(LOS ANGELES) -- HBO's Game of Thrones secured a record 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season, when nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning.

Masked Singer judge and Dr. Ken star Ken Jeong, and D'Arcy Carden of The Good Place made the announcement moments ago, live from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon's award-winning comedy series, was a distant second with 20 nominations, followed by HBO's Chernobyl with 19. 

Saturday Night Live scored 18 nominations, one more than former cast member Bill Hader's Barry, which earned 17, including an Outstanding Comedy Actor nod for Hader himself. 

The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern on FOX.

Here is the list of nominees in the major categories. The full list can be found here.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
Don Cheadle - Black Monday
Ted Danson - The Good Place
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader - Barry
Eugene Levy - Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate - Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll
Catherine O’Hara - Schitt’s Creek
Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke - Game of Thrones
Jodie Comer - Killing Eve
Viola Davis - How to Get Away with Murder
Laura Linney - Ozark
Mandy Moore -  This Is Us
Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Robin Wright - House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
Kit Harington - Game of Thrones
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Billy Porter - Pose
Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series
Amy Adams - Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton - Dirty John
Aunjanue Ellis - When They See Us
Joey King - The Act
Niecy Nash - When They See Us
Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
Mahershala Ali - True Detective
Benicio del Toro - Escape at Dannemora
Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal
Jared Harris - Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome - When They See Us
Sam Rockwell - Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Limited Series
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
When They See Us

Outstanding TV Movie
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Deadwood: The Movie
King Lear
My Dinner with Hervé

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Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix announced Monday that it has edited the controversial suicide scene from the season one finale of 13 Reasons Why, more than two years after it first aired.

"We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help -- often for the first time," Netflix said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts...we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers of 13 Reasons Why to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one."

Yorkey also issued a statement in which he agreed with the decision while explaining the scene's original purpose.

"Our creative intent in portraying the ugly, painful reality of suicide in such graphic detail in season one was to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, and make sure no one would ever wish to emulate it," he said. "No one scene is more important than the life of the show, and its message that we must take better care of each other."

13 Reasons Why is based on a 2007 young adult novel of the same name. It tells the story of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people she says were part of why she took her life.  The nearly three-minute-long scene in which Hannah takes her life is the one Netflix has edited out of the series.

Netflix initially responded to backlash over the scene in May of 2017 by strengthening and increasing its warnings to viewers about the show's content. Although the streamer said it consulted with mental health professionals while making the series, some mental health advocates expressed concern that it could lead to a "copycat" effect of suicide.

Netflix created a companion website for the series,, that provides suicide prevention resources and information on crisis hotlines for over 35 countries.

(The number for the The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.)

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"Veep" - HBO/Justin M. Lubin(LOS ANGELES) -- This morning, a handful of hopefuls in Hollywood will get one of the most anticipated wake-up calls of the year: that they've been nominated for an Emmy.

Masked Singer judge and Dr. Ken star Ken Jeong and The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden will announce the nominees Tuesday, July 16, at 8:30 a.m. PT, live from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center.  The announcement will stream live at

Experts predict that HBO's now-wrapped Emmy magnets Veep and Game of Thrones are highly favored to appear, respectively, as nominees in the comedy and drama categories -- despite final seasons that left fans grumbling.

To that end, cancer survivor and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is as close to a sure thing as you can get to for a nomination in the outstanding lead actress comedy category, and she may even pull out a record seventh Emmy win. Similarly, previous Veep winner Tony Hale seems a likely bet in the supporting actor category, although last year's winner, Henry Winkler, could repeat for Barry.

The outstanding supporting actress category could see Veep's Anna Chlumsky recognized; though previous winner Alex Borstein from Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Olivia Colman from the streaming network's Fleabag are likely to challenge.

As for the drama categories, things could be harder to predict. Previous winners The Handmaid's Tale and The Crown aren't eligible this year, while House of Cards, which ended last November, could be ignored, thanks to the ongoing controversy surrounding former star Kevin Spacey.

If Game of Thrones misses out in the outstanding drama category, things could shift to NBC's This Is Us, which is also likely to see previous winner Sterling K. Brown and co-star Chrissy Metz emerge as nominees. 

Meanwhile, relative newcomers like FX's Pose and HBO's Succession -- and their respective stars -- are also likely to get noms; AMC's Better Call Saul is another likely nominee.

The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern time on FOX.

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ABC/Ed Herrera(NEW YORK) -- On Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette, Hannah and the men head to the Grecian island of Crete, where they’re ready to take their relationships to the next level in the Fantasy Suites. However, Luke’s fantasy turns into a nightmare when he’s shown the door.

Hannah’s first date is with Peter. After a slow start, their relationship has taken off over the past several weeks -- the only problem is that he hasn’t been able to open up about his feelings toward her. But Peter is determined to finally throw caution to wind, and, although it takes him some time, he finally professes his love for Hannah. That earns him a night with her in the Fantasy Suite, which in this case is located in an actual windmill.

Next up is Tyler C., who, along with Hannah, takes a day to “indulge and relax” at a spa. Unlike Peter, Hannah is very confident about her and Tyler’s physical chemistry; the question is, do they have a relationship beyond that?

Hannah tells Tyler she doesn’t want to go to the Fantasy Suite because she and Tyler need time to explore the emotional side of their relationship. Tyler has just the right words for her, saying that he’d be satisfied just to spend a night with her under the stars, and nothing more. That’s exactly what they do: their Fantasy Suite is located on a boat.

Hannah’s really looking forward to her date with Jed, because while all of the guys have told her they love her, Jed is the only one to who she’s responded in kind. A great day, and night, according to Hannah, will “solidify” their relationship.

Jed goes out on a limb and confronts Hannah over her inability to choose between Luke and him at the last rose ceremony, asking her straight up what she sees in Luke.

The conversation continues over dinner, where Jed tells Hannah that while the other men’s relationships with Hannah are none of his business, “choices” are, and her inability to let go of a “toxic” relationship has him “worried.” Hannah appreciates his concern, but tells him he has to trust her decisions.

Hannah also appreciates the fact that Jed has chosen to stick with her despite his concerns, and she invites him to stay with her in the Fantasy Suite.

Finally, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Luke gets his turn at bat.

Things start off great, with a helicopter trip to the romantic island of Santorini, and a chance to “enter into a new chapter” of their relationship. Addressing the camera, Hannah, reveals Luke is “the best kisser” of the bunch, and that his eyes “look into her soul.” Luke tells Hannah that when he looks into her eyes, he sees his “future wife.”

However, the date takes an ugly turn at dinner when Luke brings up sex: specifically, that he needs a commitment from Hannah that she won’t be intimate any of the other guys. Otherwise, he’s gone.

That doesn’t sit well with Hannah, who believes Luke has no right to make such a demand. He tries walk to back his statement, but it’s too late.

Finally, the moment for which fans have been waiting all season arrives, as Hannah, who has finally gotten “clarity” on Luke, tells him she doesn't want him to be her husband.

Luke doesn’t go quietly, refusing at first to get into the limousine waiting to take him away. But Hannah’s mind is made up, and she has the perfect comeback. Holding Luke to his earlier promise that he’d be “gone” if he found out she’d taken any of the other guys to the Fantasy Suite, she drops the bombshell: “I have had sex.”

Luke doesn’t have a response, and dejectedly slips into the limo. Then again, it’s not the first time we’ve seen Hannah seemingly give Luke the boot, only to offer him another chance.

The Bachelorette returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with a special The Bachelor Men Tell All edition, followed by a new episode July 29.

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Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- While the project's plot is still hush-hush -- pun intended -- writer-director John Krasinski has revealed that the sequel to his hit directorial debut, A Quiet Place, has started shooting.

"Part II," he captioned simply, in reference to a snap of a movie "clapper board" in his tweet.

The follow-up to his thriller, in which Krasinski and his real life-wife Emily Blunt played parents trying to silently survive with their family amid an invasion of monsters that track their prey by sound, is slated for release next March.

Made for a relatively slim budget of $17 million, Krasinski's film went on to earn nearly $341 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

Blunt returns for the sequel, as do Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe as the couple's two older children.

Dark Knight series star Cillian Murphy has also quietly -- sorry again -- joined the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Photo Credit: Dave Allocca © 2019 Danjaq, LLC and MGM. All Rights Reserved.(LONDON) -- Lashana Lynch will reportedly make history with her upcoming role in the next James Bond film, which for now is being called Bond 25.

According to multiple reports, including U.K.s Metro, Lynch has been tapped to play 007 in the movie -- but not James Bond himself.  Daniel Craig will be back as Bond, but in the beginning of the film, he's retired from the spy game, so Lynch will reportedly come in as a new agent who takes over his infamous 007 code name.

The report states, "There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says 'Come in, 007', and in walks Lashana, who is black, beautiful and a woman."

If the report is accurate, Lynch would be the first black actor, and the the first female actor, to carry the "007" title.  The new gig could also possibly establish a spinoff for her 007 character in forthcoming Bond films.

Bond 25 also stars Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, Christoph Waltz, Billy Magnussen, Dali Benssalah and Ben Whishaw.

Bond 25 is set to hit theaters on April 8, 2020.

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20th Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- Director Matthew Vaughn launched his Kingsman movies to bring the fun back to the spy genre, but things get deadly serious in the new trailer to the series' prequel, The King's Man.

In the original movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth's Harry Hart tells Taron Egerton's Eggsy about the history of the international spy agency, which started in a tailor shop. Since 1849, the shop's tailors had dressed some of the world's most powerful people, but World War I left many of them of those powerful people without heirs. And so instead, Harry explains, they pooled their fortunes to create an international agency to "preserve peace and protect life."

The King's Man dives with both feet into that backstory, and into the mud and blood of the First World War. The preview begins with a kilted soldier running across a battlefield in slow motion, carrying an injured comrade on his back.

"Real power is not running off to war," Ralph Fiennes' Duke of Oxford tells a protege, played by Harris Dickinson. "I know you want to fight. But there are other ways of doing your duty" -- before revealing the storefront of the Kingsman shop/HQ.

The film will feature the Kingsmen tangling with a collection of "history's worst tyrants and madmen," who are trying to bring about the end of the world.

"It's a great big, big epic adventure," Vaughn tells ABC Radio, adding that it's based on the classic The Man Who Would Be King, starring Sean Connery and original Kingsman star Michael Caine.

"A lot of filmmakers borrow from it," Vaughn says, adding with a laugh: "I've just joined the list." (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

The King's Man comes out Feb. 14, 2020.

A modern-set Kingsman sequel with Firth and Egerton is also in the works.

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© Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions(LOS ANGELES) -- Christoph Waltz will reprise his role as the James Bond super-villain Blofeld from 2015's SPECTRE in the upcoming Bond 25, according to Variety.

Two-time Oscar winner Waltz joins star Daniel Craig, as well as Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux and Naomie Harris, who are also reprising their respective roles in the upcoming film.

Bohemian Rhapsody Academy Award winner Rami Malek will play the main villain, as previously announced -- though the part is still shrouded in mystery.

Bond 25 is currently filming in London and slated for a 2020 release.

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Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) -- Avengers: Endgame took in another $2.8 million at the box office worldwide over the weekend, putting it a little more than $7.16 million behind the all-time box office champ, Avatar.

According to Box Office Mojo, James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi epic's final tally stands at $2,787,965,087; Endgame, which debuted April 26, is at $2,780,800,139...and counting.

An enhanced re-release of the Avengers movie, as well as the strong performance of the Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios collab Spider-Man: Far From Home -- a direct follow-up to the earth-shattering events of Endgame -- have goosed ticket sales for the Avengers film.

Avatar was produced by 20th Century Fox, which, like Marvel Studios, is now owned by ABC News' parent company Disney.

Cameron's sci-fi epic will spawn four sequels, the first of which will debut December 17, 2021.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Marvel's Spider-Man: Far from Home easily held on to number one at the box office, earning an estimated $45.3 million and raising its domestic total to nearly $275 million in its second weekend of release.

Overseas, the film picked picked up an estimated $100 million, bringing its haul to around $572.5 million. It's now the highest-grossing Spider-Man film internationally, topping the $555 million the third installment of director/producer Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy amassed in 2007. Worldwide, Far from Home has racked up just under $850 million.

At number two for the second straight week is Toy Story 4, delivering an estimated $20.66 million. It now ranks as the the fifth largest Pixar film after its fourth week of release, behind Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, Toy Story 3 and Inside Out.  Internationally, Toy Story 4 added an estimated $48.1 million.

Marvel and Pixar are owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.

Third and fourth place place belonged to this weekend's two new major releases: the horror film Crawl, which earned an estimated $12 million, and Stuber, the action-comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista, earning an estimated $8 million.

The romantic comedy Yesterday landed in fifth, collecting an estimated $6.75 million its third week out.

In limited release, The Farewell, starring Awkwafina, had the best the best opening weekend per-theater average, earning an estimated $351,330, from four locations. Jesse Eisenberg's The Art of Self-Defense brought in an estimated $121,000 from seven locations.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Spider-Man: Far from Home, $45.3 million
2. Toy Story 4, $20.66 million
3. Crawl, $12 million
4. Stuber, $8 million
5. Yesterday, $6.75 million
6. Aladdin, $5.87 million
7. Annabelle Comes Home, $5.55 million
8. Midsommar, $3.55 million
9. The Secret Life of Pets 2, $3.1 million
10. Men in Black International, $2.2 million

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Pottery Barn(LOS ANGELES) -- Friends had a whole episode revolving around Pottery Barn – “The One with the Apothecary Table” – so in honor of the sitcom’s 25th anniversary, the furniture store is releasing an entire Friends-inspired collection.

The collection will include “Central Perk-worthy accents,” furniture, and, of course, an apothecary table. In the infamous season six episode, Rachel tries to convince Phoebe a Pottery Barn apothecary table is a one-of-a-kind antique after finding out that Phoebe hates Pottery Barn.

While the entire collection has not yet been revealed, a promotional photo for the line shows a Central Perk mug perched atop the apothecary table, in front of a couch with a pillow that reads, “Welcome Friends.”

According to Pottery Barn, the collection will be released on Tuesday, July 30 and prices will start at $12.50.

The store is also offering fans a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, a Pottery Barn shopping spree and a tour of Warner Bros. Studios, where you’ll visit the Central Perk set.

Friends officially celebrates its 25th anniversary on September 22.

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MGM(LONDON) -- Rami Malek won’t be the only bad guy 007 will have to face in Bond 25.

According to Variety, Christoph Waltz is set to reprise his role as iconic Bond villain Blofeld. He first played the role in the last Bond movie, Spectre.

Bond 25, which does not yet have an official title, is currently filming in London. Daniel Craig is, of course, back in the role of James Bond, joined by returning cast members Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux and Naomie Harris.

The film is set to hit theaters on April 8, 2020.

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