Elisabeth Moss as Offred in Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale"; George Kraychyk/Hulu(LOS ANGELES) -- Hulu has released its year-end insights on the top TV shows and movies viewers streamed on the platform in 2018.
The season-two premiere episode of the award-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale had the number one most-streamed TV episode on Hulu this year, including the platform's both original and acquired shows.
Hulu also revealed that the top adult animated shows on the platform in 2018 were Family Guy, South Park and Bob’s Burgers, while the number one family friendly cartoon was Teen Titans Go!
Bob’s Burgers was also one of Hulu’s go-to shows for night owls, meaning viewers watching TV between the hours of 8:00 pm and 12:00 am. Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Law & Order: SVU were late-night faves as well.
Hulu names the Pearson family from This Is Us as the most beloved household this year. The drama accounted for more than two million binge sessions in 2018. A binge session is defined as watching 5 hours of one show in a given day.
As for movies, the top films streamed on Hulu were Baywatch, Transformers: The Last Knight and I, Tonya, accounting for more than 27 million streams combined.
The data was based on the live and on-demand viewing habits of Hulu viewers between January 1, 2018 and October 29, 2018.
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After another banner year for Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner makes Forbes’ list of America’s richest celebrities for the first time.
The makeup mogul and reality star comes in at number five on the 2018 ranking, tying with rapper JAY-Z. The two each pulled in a net worth of $900 million. Jenner’s worth puts her on track to become, at the age of 21, the youngest-ever self-made billionaire, according to Forbes.
Star Wars creator George Lucas tops the list at $5.4 billion, followed by Steven Spielberg at $3.7 billion, Oprah Winfrey at $2.8 billion and Michael Jordan at $1.7 billion.
Other celebrities in the top 10 include magician David Copperfield, Sean "Diddy" Combs, golfer Tiger Woods and author James Patterson.
D Dipasupil/FilmMagic(HOLLYWOOD) -- On Tuesday, fans and colleagues throughout the entertainment industry are mourning the loss of actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall, who died at the age of 75 from diabetes complications.
Among those to express their grief on social media: Marshall's ex-husband, actor Rob Reiner. He tweeted, "So sad about Penny," adding, "I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her."
Rosie O'Donnell, whom Marshall directed in A League of Their Own,wrote that she was "simply heartbroken" over the loss, and tweeted a 1996 K-Mart commercial the two did together.
Here are some more reactions:
Elizabeth Banks: "I loved her SO MUCH. Sending love to her family. #RIPPenny #laverne #femalefilmmaker."
Busy Phillips: "Oh Penny Marshall. Rest In Peace and thank you for everything."
Patton Oswalt: "I had the good fortune to be directed by her once and she was sharp and smart and hilarious. And A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN still holds up. What an amazing talent."
Dan Rather: "Mourning the loss of a funny, poignant, and original American voice. Penny Marshall was a pioneer in television and the big screen who understood humor comes in many forms and some of life's deeper truths require a laugh. She will be missed. May she RIP."
Ava DuVernay: "Thank you, Penny Marshall. For the trails you blazed. The laughs you gave. The hearts you warmed."
Sean Astin: "I got to stay up late-after Happy Days-2 watch Laverne & Shirley. So sad 2 learn that Penny Marshall has passed. Sitting on a sit-com set 40 years later, thinking about milk & pepsi, [v]odeo-doh-doh-doh & so many of her brilliant moments. Love to her family, friends & our town..."
Mayim Bialik: "I grew up wanting to be as funny as Penny Marshall, and had the pleasure of meeting her a few times. Watch some old Laverne and Shirley to see why her brother Garry insisted on casting her. Comedy gold, she was."
Russell Crowe: "Yesterday I held a Golden Gloves award from the 1930’s, given to me by Penny Marshall. Hadn’t seen it in years. Then today’s news...Penny told me the story of Jim Braddock, which became the movie Cinderella Man. She was kind, she was crazy, so talented and she loved movies. RIP"
George Takei: "Penny Marshall brought us great laughter and truly broke new ground as a director. Neither a schlemiel, nor ever a schlimazel, she shall be missed by her many fans. Rest in peace."
Melissa Joan Hart: "Heartbroken to learn that #PennyMarshall has passed away!! The Marshall family holds a special place in my heart for being so kind and creative and encouraging to other artists. But she was a special role model for female comedians like myself. #RIP #ThankYou"
Yvette Nicole Brown: "This one has gutted me. #LaverneAndShirley was one of the first sitcoms I remember seeing. Penny was a comedic genius. I got to see her gift up close when she guest starred on @TheOddCoupleCBS to honor the passing of her brother the great #GarryMarshall. #RIPPennyMarshall"
ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress and director Penny Marshall, best known for her starring role as Laverne DeFazio on the beloved '70s sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died. Her family said in a statement that she passed away peacefully in her Hollywood Hills home Monday night due to complications from diabetes. She was 75.
Born Carole Marshall, she was the sister of TV producer, writer and director Garry Marshall, who died in 2016. It was he who gave her her first break in showbiz, casting her in his 1968 movie How Sweet It Is. In 1971, Garry made her a semi-regular on his show The Odd Couple, playing Myrna Turner, Oscar Madison's secretary.
Also in 1971, Marshall married All in the Family star Rob Reiner, and was considered for the role of his character's wife, Gloria Bunker Stivic, but she lost the part to Sally Struthers.
In 1975, Garry Marshall cast Penny as Laverne DeFazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney on his show Happy Days, in an episode called "A Date with Fonzie." The studio audience loved the tough-talking brewery worker characters so much that Marshall spun them off into their own show, Laverne & Shirley. It was a hit, running from 1976 to 1983.
Garry Marshall also encouraged Penny to become a director, which she did, starting with episodes of Laverne & Shirley and other shows, then moving on to films. Her resume includes the comedy hits Big and A League of their Own, as well as Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Preacher's Wife, Riding in Cars with Boys and Awakenings, the latter of which which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Big, starring Tom Hanks, was the first movie directed by a woman to earn over $100 million at the box office.
In 2012, Marshall published a memoir, My Mother Was Nuts, in part to counteract false reports about her health, following a battle with lung cancer.
Marshall is survived by a sister, a daughter and three grandchildren. Her publicist says a "celebration of her life will be held at a later date to be announced."
Diyah Pera/Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- Sabrina will officially be casting her spells for even more episodes.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring Kiernan Shipka as the teenage witch, has been renewed by Netflix for 16 additional episodes to air in two parts. The new episodes -- parts three and four of the series -- will begin production in 2019.
As previously announced, part two of the series will premiere April 5, 2019.
Creator and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement that he is “thrilled to be continuing to tell Sabrina's chilling adventures with our incredible cast and crew, led by the unstoppable Kiernan Shipka.”
Part one of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiered on Netflix this past October, while a special holiday episode, titled “A Midwinter’s Tale,” came out last week.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina also stars Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch and Michelle Gomez.
Justin Stephens/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Say so long to Sherlock Holmes. The CBS drama Elementary will end after its upcoming seventh season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Starring Jonny Lee Miller as the legendary detective and recovering addict and Lucy Liu as his minder, Joan Watson, the New York City-based updated take on the beloved characters has seen its audience dwindle in recent years, despite the show's continued popularity overseas. Elementary is now CBS' lowest-rated drama.
Miller himself seemed to more than hint that the show was nearing its end, posting this note on Instagram last weekend with a photo of him and Liu on set: "7 seasons. 154 episodes. So proud to have been a part of this family. Thank you. #elementary."
Elementary's sixth season wrap in September. The final season is set to air next year.
Kailey Fellows/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Following Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson's since-deleted disturbing Instagram post over the weekend saying he didn't want "to be on this earth anymore," the show's executive producer, Lorne Michaels, pulled him off Saturday's episode, Page Six reports.
A source said to be close to Michaels told Page Six in a statement, "The decision was taken to give Pete a break on Saturday night -- his sketches were dropped before the early evening rehearsals. Lorne has pledged to help all he can, including sending Pete to get help."
The source added, "Everyone on the cast is hugely protective of him and were obviously upset -- particularly Colin Jost and Michael Che on Weekend Update."
As a result, 25-year-old Davidson only appeared twice on Saturday's show: in a pre-recorded segment, and briefly live on camera introducing Miley Cyrus and Mick Ronson's second performance of the night.
As for next steps, sources tell Page Six the comedian will return to the show in the New Year when SNL comes back -- Saturday's episode was its last of the season. There reportedly haven't been any conversations about him taking time off.
As previously reported, after Davidson injected himself into a Twitter spat between his former fiancée, Ariana Grande, and Kanye West, Davidson wrote on Instagram, "i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. i’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last.” He then deleted his Instagram account.
The NYPD subsequently sent an officer to the SNL studios to conduct a "wellness check" on Davidson, who was pronounced "fine." Meanwhile, Grande tweeted that she was at the studios as well and was offering support -- she then deleted the tweets -- but TMZ reported that Davidson refused to see her.
Kennedy Holmes performs on "The Voice"; Tyler Golden/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The top four on The Voice took the stage Monday night for part one of the season 15 finals, with a record contract on the line.
Team Blake Shelton's Chris Kroeze and Kirk Jay, Team Jennifer Hudson’s Kennedy Holmes and Team Kelly Clarkson’s Chevel Shepherd all performed three times. Adam Levine has no artists left on his team. Each artist performed a cover song, a duet with his or her coach, and an original song.
Kroeze led off with a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” with his coach Blake Shelton explaining the selection as the kind of iconic song people have come to love from the artist. Following the performance, Adam and Kelly noted that Chris doesn’t get enough credit for being a “legit amazing guitar player.” Blake praised him for knowing what he wants to do and how to connect with the audience.
Team Kelly’s Chevel Shepherd showed off her bluesy side on Tanya Tucker’s “It’s a Little Too Late.” Addressing the camera during rehearsals, Kelly declared Shepherd “might be 4' 10, but she’s coming for you country music.” Following Chevel’s live performance, Clarkson, called her “the best kind of artist to work with,” because she has fun “learning and challenging” herself.
Kirk Jay debuted an emotional new single, “Defenseless.” Blake was pleased with the song choice, noting it was a straight-forward, simple song with a great message. Jennifer said Kirk made her a country fan. Blake followed with “Welcome to the country music family, you’re the real deal.”
Kennedy Holmes, the youngest contestant in the competition at 14, followed with her original song, “Love Is Free.” Her coach, Jennifer Hudson, described it as an inspiring tune that Kennedy had to make sure she was “owning” it and “believed in” what she was saying. JHud hailed Kennedy as a performer who’s coming in to her own artistry and enjoying herself in the process.
Next, Kirk Jay joined his coach Blake Shelton for a cover of George Strait’s classic, “You Look So Good in Love.”
The next artist-coach duet featured Kennedy Holmes and Jennifer Hudson singing “Home,” by Stephanie Mills.
Team Blake’s Chris Kroeze followed with his original tune, “Human,” which Blake described as a song with a timely message -- we’re all human. He also felt it was a song that could show Chris’ diversity as an artist. Shelton hailed the live performance as “a moment” for Kroeze.
Chevel and Kelly, or “Chavelly,” as they referred to themselves, followed with a duet on The Judds’ “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain.”
Chris and Blake returned next with their duet, Delbert McClinton’s “Two More Bottles of Wine.”
Team Blake’s Kirk Jay came “full circle,” according to Shelton, tackling Rascal Flatts’ “I Won’t Let Go” for his final performance of the night. Addressing the camera during rehearsals, Shelton declared Kirk “has a real shot at a big career,” adding that he's, “somebody we can hear on country radio tomorrow.” Adam gave kudos to Kirk for tacking a tough song, and having a voice that “stands out.” Blake called the performance “Brilliant.”
Team Kelly’s 16-year-old country singer, Chevel Shepherd, returned for her last shot at earning America’s vote, performing an original tune called “Broken Hearts.” Kelly loved the choice -- a traditional country story song, with a contemporary feel. Adam praised Chevel’s understated approach to songs. Clarkson became emotional as she hailed Shepherd as a “magical being,” adding she loved what Chevel represented not just for girls, but all women.
Team Jennifer’s Kennedy Holmes closed out the show with her cover tune, bringing down the house with Demi Lovato’s “Confident,” Jennifer said it “represents everything it takes to get this far.” Hudson called the 14-year-old “a true professional” -- for her dance moves, as well as her voice -- declaring, “I thought Beyoncé was up there.
The winner will be crowned on Tuesday night's two-hour The Voice season finale, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Rascal Flatts, Panic! at the Disco, Dan Shay, Dierks Bentley, Halsey, John Legend, Esperanza Spalding, Kelly Rowland, The Doobie Brothers, Marshmello and Bastille, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson, and last season's winner of The Voice, Brynn Cartelli, will be the musical guests.
Following his monologue, the Tonight Show host -- sitting at his desk -- began explaining to the audience that as much as he's enjoyed the hits of the past year, there's nothing he loves more than holiday music. Miranda suddenly jumped out from behind the curtain and interrupted Fallon with an idea, although Jimmy already knew what the Hamilton star had in mind.
"Are you saying that we should sing a medley of popular songs of 2018, but change the lyrics to make them about the holiday season?
"Yes," replied Miranda.
"Let's do it!" Fallon shot back.
The two then launched into a medley of the years biggest hits, including, Camila Cabello's "Havana," which became a song about mall Santas; Zed, Maren Morris and Grey's "The Middle," now a ditty about spinning a dreidel; Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry," a song about getting drunk on wine; and Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Blavin's "I Like It," a tribute to all the things they like about Christmas, such as chestnuts, chimneys, candy canes and "chillin' with my squad."
Other songs getting the holiday treatment were Maroon 5's "Girl Like You"; Migos' "Stir Fry"; Shawn Mendes' "In My Blood"; Post Malone's "Better Now"; Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be"; and "Perfect," by Ed Sheeran.
ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Emily Blunt channels the beloved British nanny Mary Poppins in the highly-anticipated movie, Mary Poppins Returns.
Blunt, who's already been nominated for a Golden Globe and two SAG awards for the film, was director Rob Marshall's first and only choice to take on the role. But the actress said she didn't go back and re-watch the original starring Julie Andrews.
"Julie Andrews is so beautifully brilliant in that first one and I didn't want to sort of be intimidated by it and by what she did," Blunt said Monday on Good Morning America. "And so I just decided to read the books -- she's quite different in the books so I just took it from there."
While filming, Blunt got to work with the legendary Dick Van Dyke, who appeared in the 1964 Mary Poppins movie with Andrews.
"He's got more energy than anybody in this room and when he got up on that desk and started tap dancing I thought, 'This is it. If I die today I will have seen the best thing in my life,'" Blunt said of the 93-year-old actor. She added, "He's still got it. He's amazing."
Blunt also says her husband, John Krasinski, got a little emotional while watching the film, but that's not an uncommon occurrence for a movie like this.
"Most people cry when they see this film -- even my most cynical of friends," she said. "My dad too. My dad, truly it was a memory I will have on my deathbed because he doesn't cry and he was overcome. He just was beetroot red from trying not to cry when he saw me."
Mary Poppins Returns is in theaters on Wednesday from Disney, the parent company of ABC News.
ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- If you're a fan of the TV show Revenge, you'll be excited to hear that two of your favorite series stars just tied the knot in real life.
Actors Emily VanCamp and her former co-star on the show, Josh Bowman, got married Saturday in the Bahamas.
The 32-year-old actress and current star of TV's The Resident shared a photo of the duo on her Instagram account, thanking those that made the special day possible.
“Thank you to all of our friends and family who made their way to celebrate with us!" she wrote. "We are eternally grateful. And to @lelarose and your incredible team for creating my dream dress... Thank you times a million."
VanCamp and Bowman met on the set of the set of Revenge in 2011 and starred in the hit drama series for four seasons, until the last episode in 2015. Their characters, Emily Thorne and Daniel Grayson, were also married at one point on the show.
VanCamp announced her engagement to Bowman in June 2017. The duo don't speak about their relationship much, but Bowman is often featured on VanCamp’s Instagram account. In a 2017 post, VanCamp called her new husband "my favorite human."
Emily Blunt in "Merry Poppins Returns"'; Disney(NEW YORK) -- Looking to relax a bit this week between buying last-minute gifts and wrapping up things at the office before a few days off? Here's a look at some of this week's notable holiday releases.
Monday, Dec. 17
Remember the influential figures we lost in 2018 with ABC’s prime-time special, The Year in Memoriam 2018, airing at 10 p.m. ET.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Given the armload of awards she's won for her daytime talk show, you can't be blamed if you forgot Ellen DeGeneres started out as a stand-up comic. She reminds us when Netflix today debuts Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable, her first stand-up special in 15 years.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Don’t miss the sequel everyone’s been waiting for! Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt in the title role, hits theaters Wednesday. The Disney movie has already received a 2019 Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy. Disney's the parent company of ABC News.
YouTube premium presents Overthinking with Kat and June, out today, a comedy about two girls getting used to one another as roommates. Kat is outgoing and honest, while June is a little weird but means well.
There's no lack of big-budget, big-name movies debuting today. Let's start with Jason Momoa starring in the superhero flick Aquaman. The son of Atlantis works to reclaim his throne and save humanity at the same time. The movie's already a big hit overseas, grossing over $261 million.
In the mood for quirky drama? Steve Carell stars in Welcome to Marwen as a man who creates his own world through an art installation after suffering a viscous attack, and in so doing slowly reclaims his life and sanity.
If comedy's what you crave, Jennifer Lopez stars in SecondAct, as a woman trapped in a dead-end job who gets a shot at a corner office after well-meaning friends decide to punch up her resume bit.
On Netflix, Ocean's Eight co-stars Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson reunite for the horror thriller BirdBox, set in a world in which you must keep your eyes closed or otherwise, an unknown entity will drive you to suicide by showing you your deepest fear.
Also on Netflix, the new series 7 Days Out documents the last-minute preparations of six major events, including the Westminster Dog Show, the Kentucky Derby and a League of Legends tournament, among others.
ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) -- The Dude's getting some new bling for his pad. Jeff Bridges will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes next month.
The actor, director a producer, who turned 69 earlier this month, is being honored for his "brilliant body of work across diverse genres" that "has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades," Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna said in a statement announcing the honor.
Bridges has been nominated as an actor for a Golden Globe four times and has one once, for his role as a down-and-out country music star in 2009's Crazy Heart, for which he also received the best actor Academy Award.
Bridges is also best-known and loved for roles in films including The Last Picture Show, Starman, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Fisher King, and The Big Lebowski. More recently he delivered critically acclaimed performances in movies including True Grit and Hell or High Water, receiving Oscar nominations for his work in both, and a Golden Globe nod for the latter.
Past Golden Globe winners include George Clooney, Jodie Foster, Harrison Ford, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington and many others.
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC Sunday, January 6 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images(BANGKOK) -- Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, has been crowned the new Miss Universe. The 24-year-old Australia native beat out 93 contestants on Sunday night to take the title. She took the crown held by the outgoing Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
The event took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand aired on Fox and was hosted once again by Steve Harvey and model Ashley Graham. It was the 67th time the pageant has been staged.
Catriona, who works as a teacher’s assistant and is an HIV/AIDS advocate at Love Yourself PH, according to her Miss Universe biography, studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and holds a masters certificate in music theory.
Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green came in second, while Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez placed third.