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'Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk in stable condition after "heart-related incident"

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Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition after experiencing a "heart-related incident" on set, a rep for the Better Call Saul star told ABC News Wednesday.

"He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side," the rep said in a statement.  "The Odenkirks would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery."

The 58-year-old actor collapsed while shooting the sixth and final season of the AMC series in New Mexico on Tuesday and was rushed to the hospital, according to a source.

No other details were immediately available.

Nate Odenkirk, the actor's son, tweeted Wednesday evening that his father was "going to be okay."

Odenkirk starred as Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad before going on to star in Better Call Saul, a spinoff prequel series focused on the scam artist-turned-lawyer.

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Director Jason Reitman dives deep into 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' trailer as new round of toys appear

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For Ghostbusters fans -- particularly those wary of the infamous 2016 reboot later marketed as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call -- the new trailer to Ghostbusters: Afterlife came as a relief. 

Fans already knew the original cast would return -- in their original roles, unlike the reboot -- but seeing Bill MurrayErnie HudsonDan Akykroyd, and the late Harold Ramis suited up in a vintage photo in the trailer brought all the feels back. 

Now Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman, the son of original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman, has partnered with IGN for a deep dive into his new trailer, to show the pains all involved went through to pay honor to what he called the "original sauce" that made the first two films so special to fans. 

Among them, Reitman points out, are the props from the original two films that have been faithfully laser scanned and replicated for use in his film. Also making an appearance in the coming attraction is the "terror dog" as seen in the 1984 original -- Reitman explains how their digital effects wizards replicated its wonky running that was due to the limitations of the effects at that time.

Reitman said of the project, "...I feel like I'm not really carrying the Spengler story, but I'm carrying my own family story," adding he's "thrilled to share it with everybody." The filmmaker said, "It's a movie that was made by a family about a family. My father and I cannot wait for you to see this in theaters." 

Also debuting along with the trailer was a new line of toys from Hasbro Pulse, including action figures of McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard's characters and their friends, as well as the original Ghostbusters, all in their gear. 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife hits theaters in November.

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Emma Roberts hilariously responds to becoming a meme

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Emma Roberts proved she can take a joke as well as anyone after a video she posted on Instagram over the weekend went viral.

The clip shows Roberts striking a glamorous pose while Lana Del Rey's "Happiness Is a Butterfly" plays.  At one point, the 30-year-old Scream Queens actress sticks out her tongue at the camera.

The video, which has over a million and a half likes, instantly went viral, with Twitter users adding captions like, "Me trying to get the barista at Pret to give me my coffee for free" and "me looking at myself before everyone else logs into the meeting."

Emma responded by sharing a snippet of the video on her Instagram Stories, writing, "Me going viral after 30. Thank you gays and whoever else."

This isn't the first time Emma made a meme out of herself.  In 2013, when starring in American Horror Story: Coven, her character, Madison Montgomery, uttered a memorable line when revealing she was resurrected from the dead.

The scene where Emma remarks, "Surprise, b**** -- I bet you thought you saw the last of me," has since become a popular reaction image and gif on social media.


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Jennifer Garner lines up for 'Yes Day' sequel as part of new Netflix deal


Riding on the success of her popular family comedy flick Yes DayJennifer Garner is staying in business with Netflix not only for a sequel, but other films for the streaming giant. 

In a statement, Garner said Netflix chiefs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos "have built a safe, collaborative home for storytellers," adding, "I am honored to join the awesome group of creatives in the Netflix family, and I am extremely excited to work with their passionate and innovative teams across all departments."

In Yes Day, Garner and Edgar Ramirez played a married couple who decides to take their Torres family up on any whim by saying yes to anything and everything for a single day.

"Seeing Netflix’s global reach as the Torres family wreaked havoc in homes all over the world makes me eager to dive in with another Day of Yes; I can't wait," said Garner. 

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Wilmer Valderrama says new podcast was inspired by his dad's COVID-19 battle

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Wilmer Valderrama has lent his voice to projects including the hit kid's show Handy Manny, and Disney/Pixar's Onward, among others. But none are as personal to him as his latest podcast project. 

The That 70s Show veteran explained to Variety that his new series, Essential Voices, is dedicated to the essential workers and first responders who helped his father -- and millions of others -- battle through COVID-19. 

Valderrama's father contracted the disease and suffered two minor heart attacks in the past year, the actor said, explaining of those who helped, "They showed up and helped my dad be with us for many more years."

The NCIS star added, "I'm so thankful, and I want to make sure their voices are heard. That's my small contribution back for what they’ve done for my family."

His father is still recovering from the disease, "working through his respiratory stuff, and he’s still trying to get his stamina back," Wilmer said. "He’s working out every day. I always joke with him that he reminds me of Stella because he’s trying to get his groove back."

The Essential Voices podcast also hails those in the community who fought food insecurity throughout the pandemic, and others who are still doing what they can to save lives and raise spirits.


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Watch Will Smith in 'King Richard' trailer; Yaya DaCosta shines in 'Our Kind of People' teaser; and more

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Will Smith is channeling Richard Williams, the father tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, in the first trailer for King Richard.

Executive-produced by the Williams sisters, the film is based on real-life story of their father Richard, a man undeterred in "raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time." The feature follows Richard's journey to take Venus and Serena "from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons." King Richard also stars Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton as Venus and Serena Williams, as well as Aunjanue EllisJon BernthalTony Goldwyn and Dylan McDermott. The film hits theaters and HBO Max on November 19.

In other news, a teaser for Lee Daniels' upcoming FOX drama, Our Kind of People, has been released. The promo features Yaya DaCosta as Angela Vaughn, a single mother who "risks it all" by moving her family to Martha's Vineyard in hopes of taking her natural hair-care line to the next level. As previously reported, the series, also starring Morris ChestnutLeToya Luckett and Lance Gross, is based onLawrence Otis Graham’s critically acclaimed book, Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class. Our Kind of People premieres on Tuesday, September 21, at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.

Finally, Lesley-Ann BrandtLuke James and Erica Ash are among the stars added to Shudder’s upcoming horror anthology series Horror NoireDeadline has learned. The anthology, which is said to showcase horror stories from Black directors and screenwriters, will feature six stories presented as a two-hour film. Those stories include Daddy, Bride Before YouBrand of EvilThe LakeSundown, and Fugue State.  Horror Noire premieres in October on Shudder.

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Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis shock internet over their not-so-daily shower habits

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis became a trending Twitter topic on Tuesday and it's all thanks to their bathing habits -- or lack thereof. 

Appearing on the July 19 episode of the Armchair Expert podcast, the couple revealed they often don't bathe every day. 

"I don't wash my body with soap every day," Kunis, 37, admitted, before adding that she does hit the hot spots like underarms, chest, and private parts. 

"I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower much anyway," she laughed. 

Kutcher, 43, added, "I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever. I got a bar of Lever 2000 that delivers every time."

The habit also extends to the pair's two children -- six-year-old daughter Wyatt and four-year-old son Dimitri.

"When I had children, I also didn’t wash them every day," the actress said candidly. "I wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns — ever."

"If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point," Kutcher chimed in.

Although the That 70s Show alums don't wash their entire bodies on the day-to-day, they do wash their faces. Kunis does so twice a day and Kutcher does it after a workout "to get all the salts out." 

However, that didn't stop the internet from weighing in on the topic with a bevy of memes, most of which showed disagreement with the duo's wash routine.

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'Mythbusters' props hitting auction block to benefit non-profit honoring late cast member Grant Imahara


More than 80 authentic props from the landmark Discovery Channel science series Mythbusters are hitting the auction block, to benefit the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation.

The non-profit was established after the engineer, robotics genius and former cast member after his untimely death in 2020, and "provides mentorships, grants and scholarships to underserved youth in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math."

PropStore is handling the auction, which will let fans get their hands on items like the mechanical shark built by Imahara for 2008’s "Shark Week Special," as well as Grant's "Robo-cat" for the "Dog Myths" show, and spent rockets from various episodes, pieces of the poor crash test dummy/mascot Buster, and much more.

Many of the items were autographed by Grant's friend and fellow Mythbuster Adam Savage, to boot.

The auction begins Friday, August 20 at noon Eastern time, and runs through Wednesday, September 1, 2021. To check out previews and register to bid at

Imahara died one year ago this month of a previously undiagnosed intracranial aneurysm. He was 49.

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Not a 'Nobody': Twitter unites for a brief moment to wish Bob Odenkirk well


(NOTE LANGUAGE) As everyone knows, Twitter isn't always the place to go to see any semblance of human unity, but it appears news that Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the Albuquerque set of Better Call Saul on Tuesday has managed to do the impossible.

There were the usual well-wishes from present and former fellow cast members, like his Better Call Saul co-star Michael McKean -- who tweeted in part "You got this, brother!" -- as well as an Instagram post from Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who asked for "positive thoughts and prayers" for the actor.

However, so many messages came from regular folks supporting the star that his name is trending on the social media service. 

"I do not pray but I will do it for Bob Odenkirk to please be ok," tweeted one fan.

"If anything bad happens to Bob Odenkirk, I will fight God," noted USA Today's Barbara VanDenburgh.

"if anything happens to bob odenkirk we blow up the f***ing moon," offered another.

Yet another added, "hopefully he was just dehydrated or something i cannot deal w a world in which bob odenkirk is experiencing suffering."

One Twitter user summed it up: "One small positive observation from this troubling news: can you imagine anyone being more universally loved/respected than Bob Odenkirk? Never seen the entire timeline unite and rally behind someone so quickly."

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Lucy Liu addresses rumors she "stood up" to Bill Murray on 'Charlie's Angels' set


Lucy Liu cleared the air about what really happened between her and Bill Murray on the set of Charlie's Angels.   

Liu, who starred as Alex in the hit 2000 film, spoke with Los Angeles TimesAsian Enough podcast Tuesday and recalled the tumultuous relationship she had with Murray, who played Bosley. 

The Chinese-American actress said the two had an argument after she rehearsed a scene Murray was unable to join because he had to attend a "family gathering."  When he returned, Liu said he began to "hurl insults" that "kept going on and on."

"I was, like, 'Wow, he seems like he’s looking straight at me,'" the Emmy nominee recalled. "I say, 'I’m so sorry. Are you talking to me?' And clearly he was, because then it started to become a one-on-one communication."

Liu, who said she had "the least amount of privilege in terms of creatively participating" in the movie because "I was the last one cast," didn't tolerate the way Murray allegedly treated her.

"Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it," the 52-year-old actress continued. "So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don’t regret it. Because no matter how low on the totem pole you may be or wherever you came from, there’s no need to condescend or to put other people down. And I would not stand down, and nor should I have."

Liu revealed that, several years after Charlie's Angels hit theaters, cast members approached her and said "they were really grateful that I did that."

"I have nothing against Bill Murray at all," she clarified, saying they've run into each other since and been cordial. "But I’m not going to sit there and be attacked."

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Never say never: Lisa Leslie on coaching in the Big3 League and possibly coaching for the NBA

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Lisa Leslie knows basketball. That's why it wasn't much of a surprise when the three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner was able to lead her Big3 league team, the Triplets, to victory in 2019, in her first year as coach.

Leslie tells Essence magazine that coaching a Big3 men's team wasn't that big of shock to her as a woman.

“I only get reminded we’re different when it’s time for my guys to change clothes in the locker room,” Leslie says, joking about giving her players their privacy.

“And then the second time is only in media,” she continues. “People ask me the question about being a woman and I’m like, ‘Oh, what about it?’ because it really is basketball. We all play this sport at such a high level and after a while, it’s like screens and picks and rolls and certain strategies that we all know. And then it’s hard effort and fight and that don’t got nothing to do with being a woman or a man, you know? You either come in and you’re mentally strong about it or you’re not.”

Considering Leslie's glowing track record, including helping to coach the WNBA All-Stars to victory against the Tokyo-bound U.S. national team, it's been asked whether the former-basketball star has any interest in coaching for the NBA.

“I would never say that I’m not interested," Leslie shares. "For me, I love being a wife and a mom and I feel like it’s about sacrifices and the age of my children. Obviously, I’ve had those opportunities when my kids were younger and I wasn’t willing to do that. Now as my kids get older and they understand the routine of the house it’s a possibility."

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Ruby Rose urges fans to get vaccinated after being hospitalized for surgery complications

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Ruby Rose is "sending around love" after her recent hospitalization. 

Taking to Instagram Stories on Tuesday, the former Batwoman star revealed that she had to be hospitalized after suffering complications following surgery.

"I did have a procedure and I had to have surgery, but it was fine and the surgery went well," she began. "But then I had a few complications and I had to go to the emergency room to go to the hospital."

The Australian actress then recalled having trouble being admitted. 

"We called an ambulance and it took hours to find a hospital that would be able to take me or anyone," she recalled as her eyes began to well with tears.  Rose said even though her case was "quite serious," hospitals were rejecting people but she was able to finally get a room "after a bit of a standoff."

The 35-year-old actress then thanked the healthcare team, raving, that they were "amazing, all the front-liners are amazing."

Rose attributed the difficulty for her to get admitted into a hospital to to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and urged her followers to protect themselves. 

"Please stay safe, try to keep everyone safe. Get vaccinated if you can, please," she said. "It’s just…it doesn’t need to be this hard for everyone and I just can’t imagine all the other people that are having way more, way, way more serious situations happening right now."

"I'm just sending around you all are care of yourselves," she concluded.


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Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around competition "to focus on her mental health"

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Following "further medical evaluation," American gymnastics superstar Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday's final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics "to focus on her mental health," USA Gymnastics announced.

"Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals," the sport's national governing body said in a statement Wednesday. "We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many."

Jade Carey, who had the ninth-highest score in qualifications, will compete in Biles' place in the all-around on Thursday, according to USA Gymnastics.

Biles, considered the greatest gymnast in history, had qualified in all six of the women's gymnastics finals at the Tokyo Olympics -- team, individual all-around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor. The 24-year-old was on track to win an unprecedented six gold medals during the Games, with the aim of becoming the first woman since 1968 to win back-to-back titles in the all-around -- a competition that tests individual gymnasts on each of the four apparatuses.

The decision to withdraw came on the heels of Biles' early exit from the team final on Tuesday, after a rare stumble on her first vault. 

Afterwards, Biles spoke with her coach and a trainer before walking off the competition floor, leaving teammates Suni LeeJordan Chiles and Grace McCallum to finish the event. Team USA ultimately placed in second, winning a silver medal, while Russia's team took the gold.

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Report: Bob Odenkirk rushed to hospital after collapsing on 'Better Call Saul' set

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Bob Odenkirk has been hospitalized after suffering an unspecified medical emergency while filming Better Call Saul, ABC News confirms.

The 58-year-old actor is reportedly still undergoing treatment after collapsing on the show's set on Tuesday. It is unknown what triggered the episode. As of Wednesday morning ET, his condition remains unknown.

Odenkirk was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to film the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul, the prequel/spinoff of AMC's popular Breaking Bad series.  It is unknown if production has been delayed in lieu of the incident.

TMZ was first to break the news.

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'Bridgerton' hunk Rege-Jean Page starring in reboot of spy thriller 'The Saint'

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Rege-Jean Page is walking in 007's footsteps.  No, the Bridgerton star hasn't been cast as James Bond -- yet -- but he's taking the lead role in The Saint, an adaptation of a 1960s U.K. spy series that once was a Bond-precursor for the late Roger Moore.

The Hollywood Reporter says Page will co-produce and star as Simon Templar, a suave, wealthy man who moonlights as a master of disguise and expert thief who, in true Robin Hood fashion, usually steals from the wealthy to the benefit of the poor.

Moore's role in the 1960s series led to him play James Bond on the big screen in seven films, succeeding Sean Connery and George Lazenby before him.

The Simon Templar character was created by author and screenwriter Leslie Charteris, and was featured in a series of books, radio shows and films over the years. 

Most recently, Val Kilmer played Templar in the big-screen version of The Saint in 1997.

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