AAFCA TV HONOREES ANNOUNCED
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among those getting awards at an upcoming event. They have all been named to be honored at this year’s awards being given out by the African American Film Critics Association. The second annual winners of the awards were announced yesterday. And the ceremony to honor the recipients is set for Aug. 22. The event will be invitation only – and streamed online. Comedian-actress Aida Rodriguez will host.
REN & STIMPY TO RETURN
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Seems hardly a day goes by these days that we don’t hear about some old TV show being re-created. This time – it’s an animated one. Comedy Central will reboot “The Ren & Stimpy Show,” which originally aired on Nickelodeon. The dog-cat saga first began airing in 1991 – and drew criticism from observers who thought it was too racy for kids. It will have a more suitable home at Comedy Central, which is home to adult-themed animation series like “South Park” and a new version of “Beavis and Butt-Head.”
SELENA GOMEZ LAUNCHING COOKING SHOW
UNDATED (AP) – Selena Gomez says she likes to cook – but isn’t as good at it as she’d like to be. And she says, that is the beauty of her new project: a cooking show. The singer and actress takes center-kitchen in “Selena + Chef” – a new series that makes its debut next week on HBO Max. The 10-episode series was shot in the kitchen of her Los Angeles-area home – and each episode will see her paired with a chef who helps her navigate her way through dishes like Korean breakfast tacos, matcha chocolate cookies and seafood tostadas – goof ups and all.
YOUTUBE STAR JAKE PAUL HAS WARRANT SERVED AT HIS HOME
LOS ANGELES (AP) – FBI agents including a SWAT team have served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul. The action went down early yesterday morning – when the Feds executed the search on Paul’s mansion in Calabasas, California. Authorities say the warrant was as part of an ongoing investigation. But because the warrant was sealed, an FBI representative said the target and nature of the probe couldn’t be revealed. No arrests were made.