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“Watchmen” series officially coming to HBO in 2019

HBO/Van Redin (Regina King)Watchmen has officially been ordered to series at HBO, Variety reports. The Damon Lindelof series, based on the classic DC graphic novel about superheroes who are treated as outlaws, is set to debut in 2019. Until now, the show had just been in its pilot stage. HBO says the new series “embraces the nostalgia of the original …

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Renée Zellweger to star in new Netflix show, “What/If”

JB Lacroix/ Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Renée Zellweger is heading to Netflix. The actress will be starring a new drama series called What/If, set to debut on the streaming site in 2019. The show, described as a “social thriller,” is about newlyweds in a financial bind, who find themselves tempted into a lucrative but ethically questionable offer from a powerful …

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Milo Gibson follows in his dad Mel Gibson’s acting footsteps with new film, “Breaking and Entering”

Michael Tullberg/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Milo Gibson is following in his dad Mel Gibson’s acting footsteps. The younger Gibson is starring in a new movie called Breaking and Entering, a dark comedy where he plays a charming burglar. Having grown up around the film industry, Milo tells ABC’s Good Morning America that he inevitably caught the acting bug but only …

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Regina King’s “wild” Comic-Con experience: “You have fans in places that you would never guess”

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Emmy-award winning actress Regina King is still reeling over her appearance at last month’s Comic-Con in San Diego, California, where she, like thousands of other fans, took part in all things geek culture. As a newbie, King tells ABC Radio her experience was definitely one to remember. “It was wild, wild!” King recalls, describing the four-day …

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‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening talks new series, ‘Disenchantment’

Netflix(NEW YORK) — From Springfield to Dreamland. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has a new animated series on Netflix set in medieval times, called Disenchantment. Groening, who worked with former Simpsons writer and producer Josh Weinstein on the new series, said its medieval time period was something they’ve both been itching to explore. “We both share a love of fables …

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‘Mile 22’ and ‘Alpha’ among this week’s new movie releases

Mark Wahlberg i “Mile 22”; Murray Close/© 2017 STX Financing, LLC.(NEW YORK) — Here are the movies opening nationwide Friday: * Mile 22 — Mark Wahlberg stars as a CIA operative leading a small paramilitary team on a dangerous mission to sneak a police officer with sensitive information out of the country. John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais and Ronda …

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Watch now: Marvel’s “Iron Fist” season 2 trailer

Netflix(HOLLYWOOD) — They’ve made fans wait until three weeks before the show returns to Netflix, but the folks at Marvel Entertainment have finally released the trailer for the second season of Marvel’s Iron Fist. The clip is tight and action-packed and features co-stars Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick — both Games of Thrones alums — beating the living daylights out …

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Scarlett Johansson named “Forbes'” highest-paid actress

ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) — Scarlett Johansson made more bank last year than any other actress in the world. That’s the official word of Forbes, which reveals that the star pocketed a cool $40.5 million between June 1 of 2017 and 2018, almost half of which came from Johansson’s $20 million paycheck for appearing as Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers franchise. …

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Original “Jurassic Park” will celebrate 25th anniversary with theatrical screenings

Universal Studios(HOLLYWOOD) — Here’s something that might make you feel as old as a dinosaur: Jurassic Park is turning 25! The Steven Spielberg dino-blockbuster will celebrate its quarter-century birthday by a nationwide set of screenings in September in more than 500 theaters, for one weekend only. Jurassic Park is set on a Costa Rican island, where dinosaurs have been cloned …

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