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Getty Images/Nicolas Hunt(LOS ANGELES) -- The President is Missing -- the forthcoming novel from former President Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson -- isn't due out until next year, but a bidding war apparently already is brewing in Hollywood for the film rights.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patterson and Clinton himself are set to meet this week with big-name producers and directors, like Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and J.J. Abrams, as the pair peddle the chance to make the book into a movie.

Little is known about the plot of the novel -- which is set to be published June 11, 2018 -- other than that it is about a president who has gone missing. But a promotional blurb for the book promises a "one-of-a-kind thriller filled with the kind of insider details that only a president can know."

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Getty Images/David J. Hogan(LOS ANGELES) -- Director James Cameron is returning to Titanic.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his film, Cameron and the National Geographic network will partner on an hour-long documentary that will look not only at the making of the film, but also the discoveries about the sunken oceanliner made over the last two decades.

Also taking part will be Dr. Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the wreck. Cameron and Ballard will discuss the recently declassified story of Ballard's discovery while on a secret mission for the U.S. Navy.

The special also will explore new research about the doomed ships final hours.

“When I wrote the film, and when I set out to direct it, I wanted every detail to be as accurate as I could make it, and every harrowing moment of the ship’s final hours accounted for,” Cameron said in a statement. “I was creating a living history; I had to get it right out of respect for the many who died and for their legacy. But did I really get it right? Now, with National Geographic and with the latest research, science and technology, I’m going to reassess.” 

Titanic: 20th Anniversary will air in December.

While Cameron and NatGeo will be taking viewers back to Titanic, the network is also pairing with Leonardo DiCaprio to take viewers to the moon.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Titanic star’s company, Appian Way Productions, is teaming up with NatGeo to develop a scripted, a multiple-season drama based on The Right Stuff, the 1979 book by Tom Wolfe about the U.S. fighter pilots engaged in postwar research with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft and documents the stories of the first astronauts selected for the American space program.

DiCaprio will serve as an executive producer.

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Terence Patrick/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Usher made a surprise visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night for the latest edition of “Carpool Karaoke.” The segment, which may have been filmed some time ago, made no mention of the singer’s recent scandal and went right into the music.

Seconds after James stops to pick up Usher, they’re singing “Yeah,” and tackling the Ludacris rap part together.

James asks him about dancing and popping bottles and stops so James can show Usher his moves. Next they go off on “Let It Burn.”

While they’re driving, Usher thinks they passed his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so James goes back around and they find it. Usher says he thinks it’s weird to have a star on the sidewalk where people can walk on it. When they get out, they see that it could use a cleaning, so the two are soon polishing it up as James cautions people nearby to be respectful and walk around the star.

Next, they’re singing, “Caught Up.” Usher tells James that he’s a vegan but having some difficulty.

“I like beef, I like chicken. But I'm a vegan,” he says.

To which James replies, “Just so you know, that means you're not a vegan.”

After a brief take on “I Don’t Mind,” there is a lively discussion about Usher calling his woman a b**** which James says he definitely could not do, though Usher seems to be OK with it. “You don't introduce her as your b****. It's just what you say between you and her. It's friendly banter,” he says.

They help a motorist by pushing his stalled car, then close the segment with a bouncy take on “OMG.”

The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights on CBS.

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NBCUniversal Media - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- The Judge Cuts continued on Tuesday’s edition of America’s Got Talent, with seven more of the 20 acts that made it through the auditions advancing to the Live Rounds.

Sad, singing clown Puddles Pity Party; song and dance duo Mirror Image; salsa dancers Junior and Emily; mentalist Colin Cloud; and singers Evie Clair and Yoli Mayor all advanced. Singer/songwriter Chase Goehring was sent straight to the Live Rounds via “the Golden Buzzer.”

Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B were back behind the judges’ table to offer their opinions and decide which acts would advance. Helping them this week was DJ Khaled.

Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights:

Brother and sister salsa dancers Junior and Emily pulled off a series of complicated and dizzying spins to “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya. However, the brief 90-second routine left all the judges, except for Howie, a little disappointed.

Chase Goehring, a 21-year-old singer/songwriter whose unique style features some fast rapping, performed an original tune called “A Capella.” DJ Khaled declared that Chase was on his way to becoming a star. He pressed his Golden Buzzer, sending Goehring straight to the Live Rounds.

Mirror Image, consisting of twin brothers Colton and Trent, opened their performance with a slow vocal rendition of The Mamas & the Papas’ “California Dreaming,” followed by some athletic dance moves to Sia’s “The Greatest.” Simon hit his buzzer, but the other judges loved the act, with Mel B telling the duo, “Forget the ‘X’, you’ve got us, you’ve got me rooting for you.”

Evie Clair, 13, delivered an emotional version of Macy Gray’s “I Try.” Howie was “moved” by the performance. Mel B agreed, adding that the teen “sings with such heart and soul.” DJ Khaled said Evie “touched everybody’s hearts soul and spirit.” Heidi and Simon both pointed out that the singer was off key in places, but still had “heart.”

“Real-life Sherlock Holmes” Colin Cloud confounded the judges with a series of mind-reading tricks that included licking Mel’s hand and telling her what she ate that day, and using Howie, Simon and Heidi to open a locked cell phone by calling out random numbers. Simon called Cloud’s act “more than magic, it’s having special powers,” adding, “It was spooky. Fantastic."

Puddles Pity Party, a sad, singing clown, delivered a rendition of Eric Carmen’s “All by Myself.” Puddles got a mixed reaction from the judges. Mel loved the act. Heidi said she liked it too, but didn’t find herself being “super excited.” DJ Khaled was “confused,” explaining, “You’ve got a beautiful voice, cheer up, man.” Simon, disagreed, noting that he hated clowns, but connected with Puddles because he liked “the tragedy thing.”

Singer Yoli Mayor, 21, covered Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” and drew a standing ovation from the judges and studio audience. Heidi said that of all the singers in the competition, Yoli was “one of the best or THE best.” DJ Khaled called the performance “flawless.” Simon was fascinated by the fact that Mayor didn’t realize the extent of her talent and looked forward to helping her find her own “space.”

The Judge Cuts continue with Laverne Cox as the guest judge when America’s Got Talent returns Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

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Getty Images for Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- Remember that Rihanna/Lupita Nyong'o action movie everyone was having fun fantasizing about a few months ago on Twitter?  Nyongo'o's thanking fans for making that happen. 

“You know, what’s really cool is that people spoke up about the kind of movie they wanna see and this is a great example,” Nyong'o told Entertainment Tonight.

The idea for the project began in April, when a photo, taken in 2014 of Rihanna and Nyong'o fashionably dressed in the front row of a Miu Miu fashion show, went viral as a meme, with fans saying Rihanna would scam "rich white men," and Lupita would be her, "computer-smart best friend that helps plan the scams."

After other Twitter users joined in, tapped Insecure writer/star Issa Rae to pen the script and Selma director Ava DuVernay to call the shots, the made-up movie became a reality, and is reportedly attached to Netflix. 

During at her appearance at Comic-Con over the weekend, Nyong'o said she even saw commonalities between her upcoming Marvel film, Black Panther, and the proposed heist film.

“Black Panther is being embraced because people are really hungry for this kind of film, and that movie with me and Rihanna and Issa and Ava is another one of those examples,” Nyono’o said. “People want to see something like themselves and something different, something they’re not being offered yet. I’m honored to be a part of that conversation.”

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Fox - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Matt Groening [GRAY-ning], whose acclaimed series The Simpsons changed television and who followed it with the animated Emmy-winning Futurama, is coming to Netflix. 

Groening has landed a 20-episode deal for Disenchantment, an animated series set in a crumbling fairy tale world of Dreamland.

The project has Broad City's Abby Jacobsen voicing a hard-drinking princess named Bean. Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Descendants and Married star Nat Faxon lends his pipes to her elvish sidekick Elfo, and Eric Andre, who most recently appeared on FXX's Man Seeking Woman, voices Bean's "personal demon," Luci.

"Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools," the streaming giant says in a statement.

To fans of Simpsons and Futurama, more good news: many voice acting veterans from both of those shows -- including John DiMaggio, who played Bender, Billy West, who voiced Fry, and Tress MacNeille, who voiced various characters on both shows -- will be breathing life into other Dreamland residents.

For his part, Groening says, "Ultimately, Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you."

The show will be released in two 10-episode installments, starting sometime in 2018.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Is there a Barbie Dream House in Anne Hathaway‘s future?

The Oscar-winner reportedly is in talks to star in Sony’s live-action Barbie movie, based on the iconic Mattel toy line. She would replace Amy Schumer, who was forced to back out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.

The studio tells Variety that talks are in the very early stages, and scheduling arrangements still need to be ironed out.

In the tradition of films like SplashEnchanted and Big, the Barbie movie reportedly will find the fashion doll, launched in 1959, banished from Barbieland for not being perfect enough and thrown into a real-world adventure.

Schumer’s departure has delayed production of the film, which was set to begin last month. In spite of that, Sony is sticking with its plan for a June 2018 release date.

Hathaway next will be seen starring opposite Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson and Rihanna in Oceans Eight, opening nationwide in 2018.

Schumer is set to star in the upcoming comedy feature I Feel Pretty, also bowing in 2018.

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(LOS ANGELES) -- The young stars of ABC's Modern Family will be staying put for a while.

The sitcom's core kid stars -- Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter -- all have  gotten "significant" pay bumps, sources tell Variety.

The shows other child actors -- Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, who plays Lily, and Jeremy Maguire, who plays Joe -- joined the series later on in its run and still have more time left on their contracts.

The deals mark the end of lengthy negotiations that locked down the entire cast for the show's ninth and 10th seasons. Adult cast members Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell previously inked deals that upped their salaries to $500,000 per episode -- a roughly $150,000 per episode increase from their previous contracts.

Ed O’Neill -- a more recognizable name than his co-stars at the time the show made its debut in 2009, thanks to Married with Children and other projects -- already commanded a higher salary, and has a larger profit stake than the rest of his co-stars.

ABC and 20th Century Fox Television have not commented on the new deals.

Modern Family, renewed for two more seasons back in May, returns in September.

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Johnny Depp has reportedly fired the latest salvo in his ongoing lawsuit against his former business managers.

Britain's Daily Mail claims that it has obtained court documents in which the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star is demanding that allegations he has "psychological issues" and a "compulsive spending disorder" be stricken from his $25 million legal battle with The Management Group.

Citing the court papers, the U.K. newspaper reports Depp is claiming that his former business managers added “irrelevant and improper” statements to their response to the lawsuit, which he believes constitutes "inflammatory material" for no other reason than to “viciously attack" him in the public arena.

The 54-year-old actor filed a multi-million dollar fraud lawsuit in January against TMG, whom he fired in 2016. He filed the suit after his new managers alleged financial misconduct on the part his former advisors.

In response, TMG claimed that Depp enjoyed a lavish, $2 million-a-month lifestyle, in spite of their repeated warnings.

The countersuit seeks a judge's ruling that Depp is to blame for his financial troubles, and $560,000 in fees TMG claims it is owed.

Depp next will be seen starring opposite Daisy Ridley, Kenneth Branagh and Penélope Cruz in the whodunit Murder on the Orient Express, opening nationwide in November.

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Warner Bros. - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Some of DC comics' biggest superheroes team up for the upcoming Justice League movie, but rounding up its stars for last-minute reshoots is proving to be a headache -- and a costly one at that -- setting the studio back $25 million, according to Variety.

The biggest snag involves Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in the film. He's already moved on to his next project, the sixth Mission: Impossible movie, for which he's grown a mustache. Paramount, the studio distributing the Mission: Impossible sequel, refused to let him shave it during filming, forcing Warner Brothers, the studio behind Justice League, to digitally remove it in post-production.

Likewise, Ezra Miller, who plays the Flash, is busy shooting the sequel to last year's blockbuster, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Since the film is also a Warner Brothers property, the studio has made Miller available for both films, but getting his schedule to coincide with his co-stars has been difficult.

Justice League's other big stars, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot -- who play Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively -- aren't working on any other projects at the moment, leaving them free for any additional filming.

Justice League opens nationwide in November.

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ABC/Paul Hebert(LOS ANGELES) -- The tables were turned on Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette.

Instead of bachelorette Rachel Lindsay visiting her suitors' homes, they visited her home in Dallas. Lindsay's father was missing in action, but the guys met the bachelorette's mother, sister, uncle, aunt, brother-in-law and cousin.

Peter went home first, and managed to make an amazing impression on everyone. The day went so well that when Eric stopped by the next day, Lindsay’s overprotective sister Constance found some red flags with the suitor. Constance told Eric that she wasn't sure the two were on "the same playing field," since Eric admitted he'd never been in love.

Still, the Baltimore native asked for Rachel's hand in marriage from her mom. And Rachel's mother gave her blessing for the two to continue their relationship.

But things got bad when Bryan stopped by. Constance said he lacked "sincerity," adding that it was hard for her to believe him when he said he had fallen in love after nine weeks of knowing Rachel.

Her mother agreed, telling Rachel: "You are in a bubble. We are outside that bubble."

Lindsey was upset that her family was grilling Bryan, who is clearly the front-runner. She admitted that she was "frustrated because the energy is totally different."

But Bryan survived long enough to trek with Lindsay and the other two remaining suitors -- Peter and Eric -- to Spain.

Each of the guys got a one-on-one date with Lindsay, and Eric was up first. The two hit it off, riding in a helicopter and sightseeing.

That amazing date was followed by one with Peter in a Spanish vineyard. Things heated up when Peter admitted that he wasn't sure he'd be ready to propose in two weeks’ time.

Lindsay replied, "I didn't come this far and put my life on hold to just have a boyfriend at the end of it."

Peter replies, "My hopes of pursuing a relationship with you beyond this point is with the thought that it would lead to engagement. Engagement is marriage."

Although the two both hoped to find "common ground," the conversation left Lindsay in tears.

Looking somberly at Peter, she added: "I don't have the answers for you."

When The Bachelorette returns, instead of seeing Bryan's one-on-one date, the "Men Tell All" special will air. Watch all of the drama go down next Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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ABC/Bob D'Amico(SAN DIEGO) -- The Marvel Universe has tapped Laurence Fishburne for a supersized role in their upcoming superhero film.

At San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, Marvel announced Fishburne is joining the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp as Dr. Bill Foster. Foster, also known as Black Goliath, is a brilliant scientist who has the ability to grow in size.

Incidentally, Fishburne is one of the rare actors to jump from the DC cinematic universe to Marvel's -- he starred as Daily Planet boss Perry White in Man of Steel, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The actor will work alongside Michael Douglas' character of Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, the originator of the size-shifting tech that Paul Rudd's Scott Lang steals/inherits in 2015's Ant-Man.

Also announced for the film was Michelle Pfeiffer, who will play Janet van Dyne, the superhero wife of Hank and the mother of Hope, played by Evangeline Lilly. In the comics version, Janet was noted as the original Wasp and the first wife of the original Ant-Man. She was also said to be the chairman of The Avengers.

As previously reported, rapper T.I. will be returning to the sequel as Dave, an associate of Paul Rudd's reformed cat burglar-turned superhero, as will scene-stealer Michael Pena as the motor-mouthed Luis.

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters July 2018, from Marvel Studios, which like ABC News, is owned by Disney.

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ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- In the new ABC limited-run drama Somewhere Between, Paula Patton plays a journalist and mom whose young daughter is murdered. However, the grieving mother is given a second chance when she's catapulted back in time seven days prior, giving her a chance to save her daughter's life and solve the crime before it happens. 

Patton, the ex-wife of singer Ryan Thicke and the mother of their son Julian, says she didn't know much about the project before she read it, but what was at stake for the character was an immediate hook. 

"That's what's great about this show is that...it starts with this idea of -- just the highest stakes, which is your child, right? But then it goes on this ride that's actually meant to be entertaining, meant to be fun. I mean there's a murder mystery, there's quite a bit of action. It's an entertaining ride with this high stakes idea behind it."

There are plenty of twists and turns along the way, Patton says. "She's on this race, this race against time, to change her fate, her daughter's fate. And then who she becomes because of that, you know? It's that idea, when you're back's against the wall, what happens? Who do become? And she becomes quite a beast to contend with."

Patton gives props to the writers, "They surprised me every time I read a new episode." 

Somewhere Between debuts Monday night at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

 

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ABC Radio(NEW YORK) -- Hilary Duff got quite a scare last week when she returned home from a vacation with her son and discovered that her Los Angeles home had been burglarized.

"This is a scary and upsetting situation for anyone to go through, but Hilary is thankful that her family, her staff, her home and her pets are all safe," Duff's rep tells Entertainment Tonight. "That said, she has a significant security team in place that will work with the authorities on this incident and handle security measures moving forward."

The thief or thieves made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of jewelry, a source tells TMZ, which first broke the story.

The Younger star was vacationing in Canada with her five-year-old son, Luca, at the time of the robbery.

As of now there are no suspects, according to ET.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter Friday to provide an update on his three-month-old son Billy and to share a photo of the infant, the first since Kimmel's emotional opening monologue in May, when he revealed that Billy had undergone open-heart surgery three days after his birth.

"Billy is 3 months old & doing great," the host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! tweeted, posting a photo of a beaming Billy. "Thx for the love & support. Please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care he got."

Kimmel's wife Molly McNearney tweeted a different photo of their son -- looking just as giggly, but in a different outfit -- writing, "Billy's looking out for a lot of his buddies at Children's Hospital. Remind your Congresspeople to protect them."

Kimmel -- who has a daughter, Jane, 3, with McNearney -- revealed Billy's health issue during a 13-minute monologue in early May. Billy was born on April 21.

At the time, Kimmel said Billy will "have to have another open-heart surgery in three to six months to close those holes, but they wanna wait until he's bigger, and then he'll have a third -- hopefully non-invasive procedure -- sometime maybe in his early teens to replace the valve he has now."

A tearful Kimmel also made a plea to preserve the Affordable Care Act, saying, "I saw a lot of families [at the hospital], and no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life. It just shouldn't happen. Not here."

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