Jennifer Aniston changes her mind about a possible "Friends" reunion
Talk about a pivot! Last week while appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Jennifer Aniston said that the cast of her old hit sitcom "Friends" would absolutely do a reunion show — this after years of evading the question. So why the change of heart? "Well, 'no' was getting me nowhere, and 'maybe' was getting me nowhere. So I thought I'd try 'yes.' Sorry," she explained to "Entertainment Tonight" days later at the premiere of her new Netflix movie, "Murder Mystery." She followed up, adding, "Anything could happen… I have no idea though. There's no plans in the immediate future."
The Mooch's wife, Deidre Ball Scaramucci, is in talks for "The Real Housewives of New York City"
And now, reality TV! As the 11th season of "The Real Housewives of New York City" comes to an end, there's already buzz about new casting for the next season. According to Page Six, Bravo is after the wife of a headline-making former Trump White House staffer: Deidre Ball Scaramucci, the better half of financier Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci, who briefly served as the president's White House director of communications in 2017. "Scaramucci's wife is doing the 'Housewives.' They've been wanting new blood and have been striking out with new cast members. She's been meeting with Bravo," a source told Page Six. Would you want to see The Mooch on your TV?
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Warner Bros. details harassment allegations against "Fuller House" creator Jeff Franklin
A Warner Bros. executive has come forward with details about harassment accusations levied at "Fuller House" creator Jeff Franklin, who was removed from the show last year. It's all coming out now because Jeff sued Bryan Behar (his replacement) for allegedly spearheading a campaign against him. Bryan, for his part, said he only reluctantly worked with Warner Bros. on an internal probe. Details of the investigation that came out revealed that seven women were interviewed with many claiming there was a toxic work environment created under Jeff. Allegations include that he made disparaging comments about pregnant employees, talked about weekend orgies, was irked about hiring female directors and directors of color and more.
Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley "despised each other" while co-starring on "The Vampire Diaries"
Nina Dobrev opened up about her time on the set of "The Vampire Diaries" during a chat on the podcast "Directionally Challenged." "Paul [Wesley] and I didn't get along at the beginning of the show. I respected Paul Wesley, I didn't like Paul Wesley," she explained. "I remember everyone would walk up to me after the show aired and they'd be like, 'Are you and Paul dating in real life?' Everyone thought that we had such good chemistry. I realize now that there's a fine line between love and hate and we despised each other so much that it read as love but… We really just didn't get along the first five months of shooting." She went on to say that now, she and Paul "hang out a lot. We're really good friends."
Jesse Williams inks new deal for "Grey's Anatomy"
Paging Dr. Jackson Avery! When ABC renewed "Grey's Anatomy" in May for two more seasons — numbers 16 and 17! — all the leading actors of the long-running drama had deals in place except for Jesse Williams. That's changed now that the actor has inked a deal that apparently includes a salary increase and availability in his schedule so he can make his Broadway debut in "Take Me Out" in April 2020.
"The Good Place" to end after Season 4
That's a wrap! "The Good Place" starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell is slated to end after its upcoming fourth season, it was announced on June 7. "Obviously because of that DNA, where status quos get blown up so frequently, this is not a show that is destined to be on for nine years," the comedy's showrunner-producer, Mike Schur, explained in December, hinting at what was to come. "It's not a 200-episode, 'Friends' kind of a deal. It's not a hangout show. So, yeah, we've given it a lot of thought, and we have a certain plan, which I think you'll get the sense of in the fairly near future." The final season will air this fall on NBC.
Jim McMullan and Mary Duggar, grandmother from "Counting On," pass away
Former "Dallas" actor Jim McMullan, 82, passed away on May 31 due to complications from ALS… The matriarch of the Duggar family, Mary Duggar, died in an accidental drowning on June 9. Her son, Jim Bob Duggar, took to the family's Facebook page to confirm the news. It was later revealed that she'd slipped and fallen into a pool a few hours after the family attended church together.