Netflix and Amazon might need to be looking over their shoulder, and not at the upcoming Disney streaming service. Apple announced on Monday that their long-anticipated streaming TV service, Apple TV+ is ready to launch, and they’ve brought a lot of heavy hitters along with them for the ride.
When Apple made the announcement on Monday, they bought along Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, and Kumail Nanjiani with them. The presentation stated that Apple TV was set to launch this fall in more than 100 countries.
While Apple didn’t state how much the service would cost when it was finally launched, it did give a glimpse into the kinds of shows we can expect. Speilberg for instance indicated that his 80s science fiction anthology series Amazing Stories, was set to be revived. While Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell would be starring in a new drama called The Morning Show, that they said would take the viewers behind the scenes of morning TV. Other shows on the way include Sara Bareilles and J.J. Abrams’ new series Little Voice, Momoa and Woodard’s drama Seeing, and Nanjiani’s Little America. Apple also announced a new Sesame Street spin-off, Helpsters. Oprah Winfrey was also on hand, but no word was given as to what her role will be, although last year it was announced that she signed a television deal with Apple.
Other series expected on Apple TV+ include a show starring Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson, the Jennifer Garner series My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, the drama Are You Sleeping starring Octavia Spencer, an adaptation of the book Defending Jacob which will star Chris Evans and a new CIA drama starring Brie Larson.
Ronda Rousey Joins Cast Of Firefighter Drama 9-1-1
It can truly be said that mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey has done a lot over the course of her career. From winning a medal at the Olympics, to spending time in the octagon of the UFC, lacing up wrestling boots in the WWE, to starring in movies and having guest spots on TV, Rousey has really done a lot of different things, and now she is set to be a series regular on the hit Fox firefighter drama 9-1-1.
Rousey began training in Judo at the age of 11, and at 17 became the youngest competitor in the sport in the 2004 Olympics. While she didn’t win any medals that year, she won a bronze four years later in 2008. Afterwards she retired from the sport, and started training for ultimate fighting. In 2012, after 2 years in the sport, she became the first female fighter to sign with the UFC. She dominated the sport for 3 years, going undefeated. When she eventually lost the title, and the rematch, Rousey retired from the sport and moved onto other things. In 2018 she joined the WWE, quickly winning their women’s title, which she held until Wrestlemania earlier this year. After losing the title she announced she would be taking a leave from the company to start a family.
Throughout her career as a fighter, Rousey also took time to stars in movies such as Furious 7, The Expendables 3 and Mile 22. Her role on 9-1-1 will be her first foray into a regular role on television, and she will play a member of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The series also stars Peter Krause, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The third season is set to premiere on September 23rd.
Watch Alessia Cara Mimic Billie Eilish On ‘The Tonight Show
Alessia Cara has a new EP coming out on September 6th, and in the meantime she’s hitting the talk shows to promote it. Last night she appeared on The Tonight Show, and during her segment she challenged Jimmy Fallon to a rematch of Wheel of Musical Impressions.
Back in 2017 Cara lost the game to Fallon, and she was determined not to do so again. This time around the Canadian singer perfectly copies Billie Eilish’s sound while singing Pop Goes The Weasel. For her second impressions she mimics Amy Winehouse singing Old Macdonald Had a Farm, except in this case it was to the tune of Rehab. Fallon on the other hand pretends he’s The Doors singing Sesame Street’s Rubber Duckie, You’re the One, following by a rendition of Baby Shark as if Mick Jagger was singing it. Cara wins it in the end though when she apes Alanis Morissette singing Hush, Little Baby.
Fallon really didn’t stand a chance this time around, and we wonder if there will be a third round in the future.
Friends Is Coming To A Big Screen Near You, Just Not The Way You Think
This September it will be 25 years since Friends premiered on NBC, and now to celebrate the occasion, 12 iconic episodes will be aired at a theater near you.
On September 23, September 28, and October 2, more than 1,000 theaters will features four episodes each night of the hit series starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc. The episodes have been remastered in 4K from the original 35mm camera negative, and each night will feature exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content.
In a released statement, Warner Bros. Television Group President Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Gregorian said “The cultural impact that Friends continues to have, 25 years after its premiere, is astounding, a true testament to the genius of Marta Kauffman, David Crane, Kevin Bright, and the incredibly talented cast. It is so amazing to know that the series is still bringing people of all ages together. We could not be more excited to deliver these digitally remastered episodes to theaters — for the first time ever! — so that together, in a shared experience, our loyal fans can enjoy some of their favorite Friends scenes in a new way.”
In case you were wondering, the episodes that will be airing at the Friends 25th: The One With The Anniversary are:
Night 1: Pilot –ReDo, The One With The Black Out, The One With The Birth, The One Where Ross Finds Out
Night 2: The One With The Prom Video, The One Where No One’s Ready, The One With The Morning After, The One With The Embryos
Night 3: The One With Chandler In A Box, The One With Ross’s Wedding – Part 2, The One Where Everyone Finds Out, The One Where Ross Got High
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