TARAJI P. HENSON TO PLAY SHUG AVERY IN THE COLOR PURPLE: Variety reports that Emmy and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson will play Shug Avery in Blitz Bazawule‘s adaptation of The Color Purple. The screenplay was written by The Chi‘s Marcus Gardley, based on the novel by Alice Walker, the 1985 Warner Bros. Pictures film, and the stage musical.
CHRIS NOTH SCRUBBED FROM AND JUST LIKE THAT DOCUMENTARY: Us Weekly reports that Chris Noth will seemingly not be appearing in the upcoming And Just Like That documentary, following multiple sexual assault allegations against him. On Monday (January 31st), HBO shared the And Just Like That …. The Documentary trailer, in which Noth did not appear. He was previously cut from the series finale following the allegations as well.
NETFLIX REVEALS LOVE IS BLIND SEASON TWO CAST: People reports that just ahead of the season two premiere of Love is Blind, Netflix has revealed its cast. Hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey, the fan favorite is set to air on February 11th. One of the cast members teases in the announcement video that viewers will be “in for quite a ride.”
STAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY IS IN THE WORKS: According to Deadline, a new series in the Star Trek franchise is in development at CBS studios. The name comes from the late 1990s video game, and the series will feature college cadets at the United Federation of Planets space force.