CBS Casts ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Sarah Drew and ‘Daredevil’ Michelle Hurd For ‘’Cagney and Lacey’’

The CBS Plot is a sequel to the Original ‘’Cagney and Lacey’’ drama which aired for the last time in 1988, and which revolved around the female cop duo of the same names.

Just a week after it was announced that Sarah Drew would be leaving ‘’Grey’s Anatomy’’ after the end of the 14th season, she has been selected as Cagney in upcoming CBS female cop drama ‘’Cagney and Lacey’’. Michelle Herd, who is known for her role in ‘’Blindspot’’ has been cast as Lacey in the reboot of the 1980s police drama.

Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez and penned by Bridget Carpenter, the ‘’Cagney, and Lacey’’ series would follow the life of the two female detectives, and how they manage to keep the streets of Los Angeles safe.

The role of Cagney, who was shown in the original drama as nimble and easygoing, as well as the protégé of Lacey, would be placed by Drew. As for Lacey, whose role would be played by Hurd, she is polished, athletic, and a former high school field and track champion. Straightforward and emphatic, she is the more experienced of the duo.

One area where the sequel has diverged from the original is by depicting Lacey as an African American. MGM Television would be co-producing the drama with CBS TV Studios.

The original Cagney and Lacey, which CBS ran for seven straight seasons, was quite popular back in the day. Apart from winning two best drama Emmys, the drama also saw six lead actress awards for its female duo.

It was only last week that news broke out that Sarah Drew would not be playing any further part in Grey’s Anatomy after the end of the drama’s 14th season. She was on Grey’s for nine seasons as Dr. April, though it was only in eight seasons that she played as a regular.

As for Hurd, she has just recently co-starred on the Season 2 of ‘’Blindspot’’, while also playing a role in ‘’Lethal Weapon’’ on Fox Drama. Hurd’s resume also includes roles in streaming services such as Netflix’s ‘’Daredevil’’.

Copyright Infringement: Miley Cyrus hit with $300 Million Lawsuit

It is not the first time that Miley has been sued.

A Jamaican songwriter has sued Miley Cyrus for $300 million on Tuesday after claiming that the singer’s 2013 hit ‘’We Can’t Stop’’ was a copy of the song he recorded in 1988, and that by doing so the singer has infringed his copyright, according to Reuters.

Michael May, the Jamaican songwriter who has sued Miley, claims that his song ‘’We Run Things’’ was a fan favorite in his home country in 1988 and that almost half of the ‘’We Can’t Stop’’ is derived from the same.

May used a popular phrase from her song to prove how Miley allegedly misappropriated his material. While the 1988 song contains the phrase, ‘’We run things. Things no Run We’’, Miley sang it as ‘’We Run Things. Things Don’t Run We’’.

He further claims that in an effort to protect his work, he took to the U.S. Copyright Office last year and that he won ‘’formal copyright protection’’ for all the musical arrangements in ‘’We Run Things’’.

Apart from suing her for damages, the Kingston resident has also approached the U.S. District Court in Manhattan in a bid to stop the further performances and sales of ‘’We Can’t Stop.’’

While there is no mention in the claim about the damages, the lawyers of May, in a press conference, have described the lawsuit as a $300 million case.

Not the First Time

While the amount of damages sought out from Cyrus is astronomical, this is not the first time that the American singer has been taken to the court.

In February 2009, Miley was sued for $4 billion by a Los Angeles Woman who deemed the photo which Miley took with her as offensive. The lawsuit, which was filed in LA County Superior Court, claimed to represent the 1million plus residents of Asian Pacific Islander descent in the Los Angeles area.

Luckily for Cyrus, in November 2009, just a few months after the lawsuit was filed, a judge dismissed it, claiming that by pulling back her eyelids, Miley was not discriminating against people of Asian descent.

Therefore, as far as Miley would be concerned, she would probably be hoping that the fate of the current lawsuit is the same.

‘’This Is Us’’: Season 2 Finale Recap

Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers of ‘’This Is Us’’ Season 2 Finale ‘’The Wedding’’ which appeared on NBC last night.

Well, the couple did it.

After a rocky relationship which sometimes seemed as if it was going to collapse, a miscarriage, a heart attack, and a frustrating bachelor/bachelorette weekend, Toby and Kate have finally made it down the aisle.

This season finale of NBC hit ‘’This Is Us’’ seemed like a whirlwind to us, one which demonstrated the best and worst this family drama had to offer. On the upside, the acting was beautiful in the drama, and it was so emotional that it nearly reduced us to tears.

On the downside, it appeared to us that things were deliberately kept away from the audience so as to continue the suspense till the last episode. Having said that, the episode was wonderful, one that told us why we loved this family drama.

A Huge Sigh of Relief

To be honest Kate, you definitely had us worried.

For what seemed to be like an eternity in the final episode, it seemed to the audience that Kate was on the verge of leaving everything behind, leaving Toby at the aisle. Things became more heated when Kevin, Kate, and Randall were unable to find Jack’s T-shirt at the Pearson cabin, the bight before the wedding ceremony.

On the wedding morning, Kate went out of the home having told no one about she was planning to go. It led Kevin, Randall, and Rebecca to worry that she has changed her mind about the wedding, and was running away.

Thankfully, Kate calls Rebecca to tell her about the dreams in which she was seeing an alternate future, one in which Jack was alive and Toby was nowhere to be seen.

Eventually, she located the three where Jack and she used to sit so that she could scatter the remainder of his ashes, explaining that it was her way of making a space in her heart for Toby.

To be fair to Kate, she wasn’t the only one freaking out, as her future husband Toby was having his share of problems. He was told by his parents on wedding morning that Kate was ‘’unstable’’ and prone to going back into depression. Fortunately, Toby defended his love for Kate, and this forced his parents to back off.

Deja Going Mad

While most of the Pearson clan had a great day at the wedding, Deja did not. As we learned last week, her mother has abandoned Deja and now Randall and Beth are her foster parents. Infuriated at everything that is going around her, Deja lashed out at her foster family in the finale.

And she makes her anger heard. After the mother of Toby compliments Deja for looking like Randall, she took a baseball bat and smashed the windshield of Randall’s car.

Glimpses of Future

So, now that Toby and Kate are married, everything’s fine, right?

Wrong. For this is ‘’This Is Us’’.

In the fleeting episodes of the finale, Kevin is shown on a plane to Vietnam, and sitting alongside him on the next seat is Beth’s cousin, Zoey, with both of them cuddling.

In the second scene, we’re shown that Kate is under the sheets, her room is dark and she is telling Toby that she has spoken with the doctor to adjust her medication. It means that the prediction of Toby’s parents, who warned him about her depression, has turned out to be right.

Stephen Hawking Dies Aged 76

The world-renowned physicist, despite suffering from a rare disease which left him bound to a wheelchair at the age of 22, was also a best-selling author of numerous books.

Stephen W. Hawking, the best-selling author and Cambridge University physicist who pondered on the secrets of the cosmos from his wheelchair, has died on Wednesday at his family home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.

The British scientist was renowned for his theories explaining black holes and relativity, and was an author of several best-selling science books, including ‘’A Brief History of Time’’.

What is remarkable about his life, in addition to the ground-breaking discoveries that he made, was his endurance to tackle one of the greatest hardships which life could throw at a person.

At the age of 22, when he was still a graduate student, Hawking learned that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a rare neuromuscular wasting disease. The doctors at that time only gave him a few more years to live.

While the disease enveloped his whole body – he couldn’t flex a finger or move his eyelid on his own – his mental faculties were left untouched.

Making the most of what he had, Stephen Hawking became the greatest scientist since Albert Einstein as he explored gravity and the characteristics of black holes.

During his study, in the closing stages of 1973, Hawking made a discovery which stunned the world: black holes were not black. In fact, as Hawking told us, Black holes, after leaking radiations and particles, would eventually fizzle out and vanish over the eons.

That calculation was so stunning that scientists to this day hail it as the first great achievement in the struggle of mankind to find a single theory which explains nature.

Afterward, he worked with British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose to explain that the hidden meaning of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The theory, as their research would go on to tell, implied that that space and time started with the Big Bang and would end with the Black holes.

While he was already endearing to the academic community, what made Stephen Hawking famous worldwide was his book ‘’A Brief History of Time’’. As he wrote in the preface of the updated edition of the book, ‘’A Brief History of Time’’ is the 2nd most sold book in history, after Bible.

Once he started to get fame outside the academic world, Stephen Hawking appeared in several TV shows including Red Dwarf, The Big Bang Theory, and The Simpsons. He was also portrayed in both film and TV – with the recent adaptation coming from Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne.

‘’Vampire Diaries” Star Nina Dobrev to Lead CBS Comedy Plot ‘’Fam”

Provided ‘Fam’ turns into a drama series, it would be the first time since ‘’The Vampire Diaries’’ that Dobrev would be playing a regular role on the TV screen.

Remember Elena from ‘’The Vampire Diaries’’, the girl who played the leading role in the first six seasons of the horror drama series? Well, she’s going to make her return to the small screen to topline the CBS Comedy script ‘’Fam’’.

‘’Fam’’ revolves around a woman who dreams of starting a new life with her fiancé in their new uptown home. The twist comes when the woman’s younger sister comes to live in her home to escape the brutalities of their father.

In the drama, Dobrev is going to play the role of Clem, the elder sister who has managed to get her life back on track. She’s shown as a charmer who is extremely happy that Jay, the love of her life, is going to marry her.

In a bid to put her past demons behind her, Clem claims that her estranged father, Freddy Banks, is no more, though he is alive and making life hell for her half-sister, Shannon.

To escape her father, Shannon (Odessa Adlon) shows up unexpectedly one day at Clem’s house. Her arrival means that Clem’s lie to Jay is about to become painfully obvious, putting their relationship in a jeopardy.

Apart from Dobrev and Adlon, the cast of ‘’Fam’’ includes Brian Stokes Mitchell who is playing the role of Jay’s father, Sheryl Lee Ralph as the mother of Jay, and Freddy Banks as Elena’s estranged father. Corinne Kingsbury has penned the script of the drama.

After playing the lead role in ‘’The Vampire Diaries’’ for six straight seasons, Dobrev left the small screen to focus on feature films. Over the years, she has starred in various movies including, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the sequel of ‘’Flatliners’’, and in the Indie comedy ‘’Crashpad’’ alongside Domnhall Gleeson and Christina Applegate.

Her upcoming projects include ‘’Dog Days’’ which is yet another indie comedy, ‘’Lucky Day’’, and Departures’’.

Sherlock Holmes 3 Is On the Cards: Robert Downey Jr.

After the debacle which was the Sherlock Holmes 2, fans of the detective film would be hoping that the third part would be better.

It’s only a matter of time before the Sherlock Holmes 3 hit cinemas worldwide, Robert Downey Jr. has told Entertainment Weekly in an interview.

The Iron Man star was asked by the magazine what is on his plate after the two upcoming Marvel blockbusters – “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers 4”. The always in-demand movie star replied to this question by pointing to a busy itinerary.

“First of all the missus is front and center with Joe Roth producing Doolittle,” said Downey about Universal Studio’s ‘’The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle’’.

“Then there’s all this stuff down the pike,” Downey added. “We’re looking at another Sherlock Holmes, we’re developing Perry Mason for HBO. I still want to do Pinocchio.”

This is the first time that we’ve heard from Downey talking about the Sherlock Holmes series since the last installment of the movie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was released in 2011.

In that sequel, Holmes traveled to Austria with his pal Dr. Watson to solve the mystery murder of Austria’s crown prince. The movie ended with quite a cliffhanger, as the whereabouts of Holmes were unknown. It means that the Sherlock Homes 3 would have plenty to build on.

History of Sherlock Homes Series

Sherlock Homes has earned an entry into the Guinness Book of Records for the most frequently played literary character in the history of movies. Over the years, more than 200 films have been made on the novel, with 70 actors playing the role of Sherlock Holmes.

The novel, which is based on around 60 stores, portrays different avatars of Sherlock Holmes. Apart from showing him as a bare-knuckle fighter and a swordsman, it also shows him a bromantic action hero. Sherlock is also shown as a master of disguise as he impersonates everything from a plumber, bookseller, and a priest, to a groom, a seaman, and even a woman.

In addition to Holmes, there is another important character in the movie, Dr. Watson, with whom Sherlock shares a bromance.The major duty of the Dr. in the movie is to carry out autopsies of the dead bodies to give Sherlock the extra edge that he craves to solve mystery riddles.

Finally, while Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed the return of Sherlock Holmes 3, he hasn’t mentioned any return date of the movie. It means that we might expect the film to come out either in late 2019 or early 2020.

‘Pay the woman’: ‘’Walking Dead” Star tells AMC amid Lauren Cohan contract dispute

King Ezekiel has spoken, and the higher-ups of the AMC might not like to know what he has said in favor of his ‘’The Walking Dead’’ co-star Lauren Cohan.

Khary Payton, who plays the role of King Ezekiel in ”The Walking Dead” has come out in support of her co-star Lauren Cohan’s stance that she should earn as much as other male actors in the zombie drama series.

Cohan, who has been with the show since Season 2, has been renegotiating her contract with AMC for months after rejecting the ‘modest’ pay raise which she was offered during Season 7 of ‘’The Walking Dead’’.

The dispute started last year when Cohan, who is now one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, indicated her desire to be paid on par with Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, the show’s lead male actors.

Apart from the current row over his salary negotiations, another thing which makes the future of Payton in ‘’The Walking Dead’’ uncertain is her duties elsewhere. For, she would soon be playing the role of a CIA agent in the ‘’Whiskey Cavalier’’, an ABC drama series.

Amid so much uncertainty regarding her future in the hit zombie series, it was Khary Payton, who plays the role of King Ezekiel in ‘’The Walking Dead’’, who supported her co-star’s stance with a cryptic, three-word message of ‘’Pay the woman’’ on his Instagram account.

Cohen’s role in Whiskey Cavalier

It was only last month that ABC announced that Lauren Cohan would be playing a lead role in the ABC drama series titled ‘’Whiskey Cavalier’’. The drama is described as a high-octane series which follows the adventures of a tough FBI super-agent Will Chase who is assigned to work with his CIA counterpart Francesca Frankie following an emotional breakup.

Together, both the agents lead an agency of heroic but flawed spies who not only save the world but also navigate the perplexing roads of romance, friendship, and office politics.

Scott Foley would play the role of Code Chase whereas Cohan would play Frankie, the cunning, quick, and impulsive CIA operative who finds that she has to protect the same target as Chase. In the process, the two of them come to know each other secrets before falling in love.

Apart from playing the lead role, Foley would also be producing the ‘’Whiskey Cavalier’’

O.J. Simpson’s Fox Interview Sounds Like He Confessed to Murder

Twenty four years after the suspicious murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown, the mystery now seems to be over once and for all.

In a stunning interview to author Judith Rogan on Fox News, O.J. Simpson has ‘’hypothetically’’ confessed that he murdered both Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown on that fateful night of June 12, 1994.

Fox News aired ‘’O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?’’ on Sunday night in which Simpson was supposed to clear the air, and present his viewpoint on what happened THAT night.

The show was shot in 2006, and the conversation surrounding the dual-murder was supposed to be a ‘’hypothetical’’ explanation of how O.J could have murdered his wife Nicole Brown with her friend Rob Goldman – a crime which the court said O.J. didn’t commit before acquitting him in 1995.

During the trial, O.J. never testified about his perspective on murders and who would have carried them out. However, in ‘’The Lost Confession’’, not only did he offer his perspective but O.J. literally took Rogan by the arm to walk him through the murder.

‘’The Confession’’

O.J starts the show by talking about his friend ‘’Charlie’’, who, for the reason O.J. didn’t mention in the interview, went to Nicole’s to snoop on her life. Afterward, Charlie came back to Simpson and told him what was going on in his ex-wife’s home, to which O.J. replied that ‘’it’s gotta stop’’.

From here on, O.J. takes is on a hypothetical journey, one on which he alongside Charlie went to Nicole’s home with gloves, a cap, and a knife under their car seat.

After parking the car in the alley, Simpson says he confronted Ron Goldman, asking him the reason to be on Nicole’s property.

In reply, Ron stated that he was at the restaurant where Nicole had a dinner and that he came to Nicole’s property to return the sunglasses which her mom had left behind at the restaurant.

Simpson says that it was at this time that he got angry at Ron – thinking that he was dating Simpson’s ex-wife – and started to scream at him. Hearing the voices, Nicole came out and told O.J. to ‘’get the f**k off her property’’, after which Simpson says Nicole fell and fatally hurt herself.

That’s where the confession comes … Losing the sense that he was on reality TV, Simpson started talking in the first person. He says Ronald Goldman got in a karate stance, to which O.J. said that that he remembered ‘’grabbing his knife’’

Now, It was at this moment that O.J. realized that he was on TV, so he fell silent, and started to laugh on the set to show that he had simply gone off-track.

What’s more, he also acknowledges on the show that he dropped a glove on Nicole’s property. And if you have followed his case, you might recall that police followed a glove on the actual crime scene as well.

Case closed.

Killer Flu Warning: Scientists Warn of 300 Million Deaths

Experts have warned that a flu virus, which the world hasn’t seen in ages, is probably overdue and that it could be more deadly than anthrax or smallpox diseases.

Thought flu season was past us? Think again.

A top scientist has claimed that an impending flu pandemic has the ability to cause 33million deaths in a matter of just 200 days. Worse, the experts have further warned that the in the face of the spread of what they term as the ‘’killer flu virus’’, humanity would be powerless.

Professor Robert Dingwall, who is considered an authority on flu virus, has advised people to cover their mouth when they sneeze and wash their hands to stop the virus from spreading. However, he has warned that even these measures might prove to be inadequate.

His doomsday warning has come just days after Dr. Jonathan Quick, the Chairperson of the Global Health Council, warned of a deadly flu mutation which could take place any day before becoming the deadliest pandemic in the history of mankind.

Underlining why the humanity is so vulnerable to the threat of the flu, Professor Dingwall told The Sun: ‘’Flu is very infectious and there is nothing much you can do to stop it moving about the planet.

People tried in 2009 with screening at airports but it doesn’t work because people are infectious for around four days before they get symptoms.’’

The warning of Professor Dingwall has come days after Dr. Quick warned that a global virus pandemic – which has the potential to kill 300 million people in two years, is coming.

Pointing towards a doomsday scenario, he further warned that at its extreme, the flu might cause worldwide shortage of food and medicine, causing the global economy to collapse, with looting and starvation ravaging parts of the world.

Dr. Quick further warns that it is a mutation of an avian flu that could cause the abovementioned destruction. That mutation could easily mix with influenza in wild animals – where it gets more powerful – before it reaches humans.

One such strain, which the scientists call as the “Aussie Flu’’ – because it originated in Australia, has already appeared, resulting in 40% increase in flu-related deaths in the UK and the US.

Dr. Quick warns the society from purchasing cheap meat from factory farms, which he refers to as the ‘’fetid incubators of disease’’. He credits the same farms for the birth of H1N1 swine flu in 2009, which killed more than 575,000 people worldwide.

‘’The Bachelor’’: ABC Executive Tells Why Arie Broke Up with Becca

Spoiler Alert: If you have not watched the final episode of ‘’The Bachelor’’, which aired on March 6, Monday at the ABC, this article contains spoilers.

If you have listened to the thoughtful commentary of host Chris Harrison over the years, he is always fond of saying that the finale of ‘’The Bachelor’’ is full of unexpected twists and turns.

Still, even by that standards, this week’s controversial finale had a unique ending, which has left the majority of fans in an angry mood.

On this year’s finale, which aired on Monday Night, Arie Luyendyk Jr., also known as ‘’The Bachelor’’, was engaged with Becca Kufrin after proposing her at the start of the episode.

However, over the coming two months, after the season had reached its conclusion, Luyendyk seemed to have a change of heart and decided that he made the wrong choice by engaging with Becca.

Worse, after breaking up with Becca, Luyendyk decided that he was actually in love with the runner-up Lauren Burnham, and the entire drama was caught on the reel.

The cameras of ABC followed the life of Luyendyk to exactly show the scene where he met with Kufrin to tell her that she was not the one he loved. The network decided to show the scene completely unedited, and some raw emotions were caught on camera as the couple embarked on a difficult conversation.

On Tuesday, on the “After the Final Rose’’, ABC named Kufrin as the leading lady who would play the starring role in ‘’The Bachelorette,’’ which means her journey to find love would begin yet again.

ABC Executive Reveals All

Commenting on the entire drama surrounding the breakup, as well as the decision to select Kufrin as the next Bachelorette, Robert Mills, who is the executive-in-charge of ‘’The Bachelor’’ Franchise, told Variety that he was disappointed that the show received lower ratings than the years that preceded it.

On the question as to why Arie was picked up as this season’s lead, Mills claimed that they wanted someone who was ready to leave the spotlight after the end of the season, and Arie totally fit the bill in that regard.

When asked how ABC caught the break-up moments on camera, Mills claimed that ‘it wasn’t purposeful’. Instead, he claims, a lot of the stuff was ‘’shot on iPhones’’, which lends credence to the fact that it wasn’t pre-planned.

On ABC’s decision to select Kufrin as the next Bachelorette, Mills claimed that Kufrin ‘’did a lot of thinking’’ before signing up for the show. However, at the same time, he expressed doubts as to whether Kufrin would be able to get over her past relationship with Arie to fully immerse her heart in the show.