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Mackie, Grillo to film new movie
CINCINNATI (AP) — Two actors with links to Marvel’s “Captain America” film franchise are making a stop in Cincinnati to film a new Netflix original movie “Point Blank.”
The executive director of Film Cincinnati says Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie are scheduled to start filming in the city today.
Grillo played the villain Crossbones and Mackie played Falcon in the 2014 film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
“Point Blank” is a remake of a French film. It centers on an emergency room nurse and a criminal who work together to save the criminal’s pregnant wife.
Crews are expected to be in Cincinnati working on the film for six weeks.
Stewart to reprise ‘Star Trek’ role
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he’s been before — “Star Trek.”
CBS All Access said Saturday that Stewart has been tapped to headline a new “Star Trek” series, reprising his “Star Trek: The Next Generation” character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
The new series is not a “Next Generation” reboot but will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life. No title or air date was revealed.
Stewart headlined his “Star Trek” series for seven seasons and portrayed Picard in the movies “Star Trek Generations” (1994), “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996), “Star Trek: Insurrection” (1998) and “Star Trek: Nemesis” (2002).
In a statement, Stewart says he thought his “Star Trek” days “had run its natural course” so he considers it a delightful surprise to be playing Picard again.
Bass tried to buy ‘Brady Bunch’ home
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance Bass thought he had bought the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of “The Brady Bunch.” He even invited Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia in the sitcom, over for dinner.
But the ‘N Sync singer posted Saturday on Instagram that the deal fell through. Bass wrote he was “heartbroken” to learn a corporate buyer wants the house “at any cost.”
Realtor Ernie Carswell tells the Los Angeles Times for a story published Sunday that the property, which was listed for $1.885 million, received eight offers, which came down to two bids. He declined to identify the potential buyers and says the sale is expected to close in about 10 days.
The two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles was purchased in 1973 for $61,000.
Lovato vows to fight addiction
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction.
“I will keep fighting,” Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram.
She also thanked her fans, family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She reportedly overdosed on drugs at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24.
She said she’s learned that the illness of addiction doesn’t fade and is something she “must continue to overcome,” and needs time to heal and focus on her sobriety and recovery.