Showbiz News & Tonite’s TV Lineup, Tuesday, 10/13/20; Gal Gadot To Play Cleopatra

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

TUESDAY NIGHT TV:

NFL FOOTBALL (7p ET, CBS) — Yes, Tuesday NFL football! The Bills take on the Titans in this postponed game.

SEASON PREMIERE: THE BACHELORETTE (8p ET, ABC) — Clare Crawley embarks on her journey to find a soul mate.

THE WEAKEST LINK (8p ET, NBC) — New.

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS (8p ET, FOX) — New.

SWAMP THING (8p ET, CW) — New. Abby and Matt follow one of her patients into the swamp, where Abby encounters Swamp Thing.

FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. (8p ET, PBS) — New. Designers Diane von Fürstenberg and Narciso Rodriguez, as well as RuPaul Charles learn about their ancestors.

NEXT (9p ET, FOX) — New. After being mishandled, NEXT escapes the confined servers of its home company and gains internet access

SEASON PREMIERE: TELL ME A STORY (9p ET, CW) — Season 2 begins.

DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA (9p ET, PBS) — This new special examines the impact the rise of the automobile has had on African Americans.

THE FBI DECLASSIFIED (10p ET, CBS) — New.

TRANSPLANT (10p ET, NBC) — New.

CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (10p ET, ABC) — New. Jenna Fischer competes with actor Scott Foley, plus the cast members of “mixed-ish” face off with Disney Channel moms.

THE CABIN WITH BERT KREISCHER (Netflix) — In this new docuseries, comedian Bert Kreischer and his famous friends, including Gabriel Iglesias, Kaley Cuoco, and Caitlyn Jenner, go to a cabin in the woods and relax by doing outdoor activities like throwing axes, milking goats, and talking about their feelings, therapeutically.

OCTONAUTS AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF (Netflix) — This new special teaches kids about undersea life.

Showbiz News and Gossip

GAL GADOT CAST AS CLEOPATRA 
Wonder Woman movie star, Gal Gadot, will play Cleopatra on the big screen. In case you need a quick history refresh, Cleopatra VII was descended from Ptolemy I Soter, Alexander the Great’s Macedonian general. She was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt and one of the few female pharaohs of her line. She is mainly remembered for her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.

 RYAN REYNOLDS WISHES HUGH JACKMAN HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
It was Hugh Jackman’s birthday Monday and his old pal/rival Ryan Reynolds wished him a happy birthday in a video. • VIDEO

OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP TRAILER 
It’s not even Halloween yet, but that’s not stopping Netflix from hyping up their upcoming holiday titles. One of those titles is Operation Christmas Drop. In this Netflix rom-com: “While gathering evidence to support closing a tropical U.S. Air Force base, a congressional aide warms to its generous captain.” • VIDEO

… Operation Christmas Drop stars Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig, and Virginia Madsen. Look for Operation Christmas Drop on Netflix starting November 5.

NICOLE KIDMAN’S “THE OTHERS” IS GETTING A REMAKE 
Nicole Kidman’s 2001 haunted house film The Others is getting a remake. The Others, set in 1945 in a remote country house on the British island of Jersey, centered on Kidman’s character, Grace Stewart, discovering unknown “others” living in her home. One of her children says she has seen a group of people in the house several times — a man, a woman, an old woman and a child named Victor — who claimed “the house is theirs.”

… The Others was a box office hit, grossing more than $200 million on a $17 million budget.

94-YEAR-OLD SCIENTIST BREAKS JENNIFER ANISTON’S RECORD 
Scientist David Attenborough surpassed Jennifer Aniston by acquiring a million followers on Instagram in less time than the actress. The 94-year-old achieved this mark on September 24 and only needed four hours and 44 minutes, 31 minutes less than the Friends star.

… In 2019 Aniston, who was not on the social network, decided to join by posting a photo where she gathered the cast of Friends . The actress managed to surpass the million-follower mark in five hours and 16 minutes, setting a new record above the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who achieved this number in five hours 45 minutes.

… Scientist David Attenborough became known for his documentary series Life in Earth broadcast by the BBC from 1979. Since then Attenborough has been an activist against climate change and environmental issues.

FOR SALE…ELLEN DEGENERES AND PORTIA de ROSSI WANT $40 MILLION FOR COMPOUND 
Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi have put their hilltop Montecito, California, oasis up for sale for just under $40 million.. The heavily-fortified, multi-acre complex offers dazzling ocean views, four distinct structures, a magazine-worthy swimming pool, and interiors with a decidedly Southeast Asian-inspired flair.

… Over the past two decades, Ellen and Portia have owned a vast array of pricey Southern California homes, most of them located in Los Angeles and the tiny but legendarily posh seaside enclave of Montecito. The couple rarely hang onto any of their properties for more than two years, however, instead frequently opting to renovate the houses — with help from their well-oiled machine of real estate specialists — and flip them at giant profits.

… The bulk of the Montecito spread was purchased in early 2019 for $27 million; since then, DeGeneres and de Rossi have expanded the complex with the $1.9 million purchase of an adjacent property, bringing the estate to 9.3 acres. The couple have also made numerous design and building upgrades, including the installation of a new security hut for a full-time bodyguard.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY PULLS OUT OF APPLE TV+ MOVIE OVER CHILDCARE 
Keira Knightley will no longer be starring in Apple TV+’s The Essex Serpent. The British star has left the streaming service’s original series “due to family reasons” amid the pandemic. Her rep explained: “As the COVID cases increase in the U.K. and additional lockdown and restriction rules are potentially being imposed, with so many unknowns, there wasn’t a comfortable scenario for Keira that could be put in place for an extended period of child care required for the 4.5-month production.”

… The series is an adaptation based on Sarah Perry’s 2017 novel of the same name.

THE MANDALORIAN: DISNEY+ REVEALS SEASON 2 RELEASE SCHEDULE 
The Mandalorian season 2 is fast approaching, with the next set of adventures for Mando and The Child set to release on October 30. A recent fact sheet for The Mandalorian season 2 reveals that episodes will release every Friday:

• Chapter 9 – October 30, 2020

• Chapter 10 – November 6, 2020

• Chapter 11 – November 13, 2020

• Chapter 12 – November 20, 2020

• Chapter 13 – November 27, 2020

• Chapter 14 – December 4, 2020

• Chapter 15 – December 11, 2020

• Chapter 16 – December 18, 2020

YOU CAN TOUR CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE FROM FRIDAY THE 13th THIS HALLOWEEN 
During a pandemic, what’s the fall season alternative to going to a private island party where everyone tested negative for COVID-19? Taking a trip to the real-life Camp Crystal Lake from Friday the 13th in the deep woods of Hardwick, New Jersey. While this doesn’t sound like a great idea considering what happened to all the past visitors of Camp Crystal Lake, you can be assured that the only thing stalking you will be a virus, and not a serial killer in a hockey mask. Probably.

… Friday the 13th fans will be able to visit the real-life Camp Crystal Lake at tours held at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, the active Boy Scouts camp in Hardwick, New Jersey where the original 1980 horror movie was filmed. There are different tour formats that take visitors to several filming locations from the first Friday the 13th. Those who pay top dollar also get a tour that take you to those same locations — at night. Tours are being held for a week leading up to Halloween, as well as Friday the 13th in November.

BAND OF BROTHERS SEQUEL MOVES FORWARD 
The sequel to the Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks-produced Band of Brothers is moving forward. The upcoming series, Masters of the Air, is heading to Apple TV+, not HBO, and it will be a similar look at the lives of men fighting in World War II.

… The deal was struck a year ago but we now know the adaptation of the Donald L. Miller book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany will be span 10 parts at a cost of just over $200 million.

… Masters of the Air is the third in a trilogy of miniseries after Band of Brothers and The Pacific. Both won multiple Emmys for HBO.

JEFF GOLDBLUM RECREATES SEXY JURASSIC PARK POSE 
Dr. Ian Malcolm is back to grace our screens with a partially-open shirt almost 30 years after he made Jurassic Park nice and steamy — and it’s all a way of encouraging folks to vote. We’re talking, of course, about Jeff Goldblum’s character from the Steven Spielberg dinosaur flick, who at one point was laid out on a table after being injured by a T-Rex and striking quite the provocative pose — with his bare chest half exposed and sweat dripping down his torso. Goldblum has now recreated it at the ripe old age of 67.

… He says it’s a gift to fans who followed his instructions and registered to vote through HeadCount for the upcoming election. Jeff writes, “WOW! Thank you to everyone who used my @HeadCount page to make sure that you’re #GoodToVote! Nearly 3,000 of you are ready for this November’s election. Here’s your reward…how time flies.”

JENNIFER ANISTON ADOPTS PUPPY 
Jennifer Aniston announced on Instagram Sunday that she has adopted a new puppy. She caption the pic with: “Hi! I’d like to introduce to you the newest member of our family….this is (a very tired) Lord Chesterfield. He stole my heart immediately. A HUGE thank you to @wagmorpets for the incredible work you do. Grateful you take such great care of these rescues and find them their forever homes.” Aniston also owns Clyde, a Schnauzer mix, and Sophie, a white pitbull. • VIDEO

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