Fate of Magnum P.I., Why Women Kill and Others Revealed

In today’s fast-paced TV world, blink and you might miss important news about some of your favorite shows.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 

First up, the rare network television second life! After CBS canceled the Magnum P.I. reboot after four seasons in May, NBC has picked up the series for not one, but two new seasons, E! News confirms. The network ordered 20 new episodes in total, to be split between the seasons. 

The show’s star Jay Hernandez celebrated the news on July 1, tweeting: “It was a bit circuitous but we did it! Your love & support helped get us over the finish line, thank you & thanks to @nbc for stepping up! Time to dust off the Aloha shirt! #ohana”

Why Women Kill, the Paramount+ anthology series which had already been renewed for a third season, was not so lucky. 

“Paramount+ has made the difficult decision not to move forward with season three of Why Women Kill,” the streamer said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “We would like to thank our partners at CBS Studios and Imagine Television Studios, the amazing creator and showrunner Marc Cherry and the incredible writers, cast and crew for two memorable seasons.”

The first season of Why Women Kill, which aired on CBS All Accessstarred Ginnifer Goodwin, Lucy Liu, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Alexandra Daddario, with Allison Tolman taking the lead when the show moved to Paramount+ in season two.

Casting for season three had not yet been announced. 

Why The Boys’ Paul Reiser Gave Threesome Scene to Jensen Ackles

When it came time to actually see the finished product, Paul admitted it wasn’t quite as outrageous as he assumed it might be.

“When I watched it, I went, ‘Oh, that really didn’t seem like any trouble at all,'” he said. “But I was happy to not be in the midst of that.”

Despite his reluctance to film the scene, Paul insisted his experience on The Boys was nothing but positive.

“It’s always tricky to come into a show that’s up and running and is such a well-oiled machine, and I didn’t know what to expect,” he said. “But they were all so lovely and welcoming and warm.”

In fact, he’s eager to come back for more, saying he would be “willing to come back even if I wasn’t asked.”

We’re not sure that’s how that works, but more power to you, Paul!

These Stranger Things Secrets Will Turn Your World Upside Down

16. Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton, who play love interests Nancy and Jonathan, began dating in 2016, but have mostly kept their relationship private.

“That’s something important to me—with my family, with my friends, I really like to keep it for me,” Dyer told Refinery 29 in 2019, though she did admit, “It’s an interesting thing to work with somebody who you go home with. It’s always really fun.”

17. Believe it or not, two fan-favorite characters were not supposed to make it out of seaso one alive, including Joe Keery’s well-coiffed Steve Harrington, who was initially scripted to be the bad boyfriend before the actor was cast.

“We love Joe. We fell in love with him during the making of season one, which is why we ended up writing that arc for him where he’s helping to save the day with Jonathan [Charlie Heaton] and Nancy,” Ross told The Hollywood Reporter in 2017. “Steve was supposed to be this jocky douchebag, and Joe was so much more than that.”

18. Also slated to perish was Eleven. Yes, really

“Eleven was going to sacrifice herself to save the day,” Ross said in the 2018 book Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down. “That was always the end game. But once we realized that the show was potentially going to go on longer than one season, we needed to leave it more up in the air, because deep down we knew the show just wouldn’t really work without Eleven. And at that point, we knew how special Millie was. If there was going to be more Stranger Things, Eleven had to come back.”

Olivia O’Brien Clarifies Comments About Pete Davidson Dating Rumors

Olivia O’Brien is setting the record straight. 

One day after addressing old rumors that she once dated Pete Davidson, the “Josslyn” singer is clarifying what really did—and didn’t—happen between them. 

She spoke on the June 29 episode of the BFFs podcast about an anonymous and unverified rumor that claimed Pete previously “ended things with B-list popstar/influencer he had been seeing” before he dated Phoebe Dynevor in 2021.

In a segment titled “Olivia O’Brien Talks Secret Relationship With Pete Davidson,” host Dave Portnoy asked Olivia if that rumor was about her. “True or false?” he said, before she responded, “Um, yeah. Uh, Pete. Um, I didn’t think—I didn’t think that anyone knew about that. I really didn’t.” The 22-year-old added, “Yeah, yeah, we, that’s true. Nice guy.”

Olivia went on to say that this was “a long time ago,” around October 2020, and explained that Pete ended things over text by telling her he was “seeing someone else.” 

But now, Olivia feels that her words have been taken “out of context.” She clarified on her Instagram Story on June 30, “i never claimed to date anyone. stop trying to start weird drama over me texting someone 2 years ago. jesus christ.” 

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The 9-time Grammy winner later admitted that it wasn’t easy keeping the exciting baby news under wraps.

“It was harder for me to keep it from my posse, because they’re around me, they know my habits,” she told E! News’ Daily Pop host Justin Sylvester in February. “They’re like, ‘You don’t want something to drink? You’re not smoking?’ And I’m eating all the things I’m not used to eating. They know I hate sweets and I’m all of a sudden asking for cookies and donuts.”

She continued, “But finally, I just had to let it all out, and they were all shocked, of course, as the world was shocked as well.”

Now that the pair have welcomed their baby boy, A$AP has shared what kind of child he hopes to raise. “I will always remind my children to never lose their imagination, even as adults, no matter what,” the rapper told Dazed on May 30. “I actually love to watch cartoons—I’ve watched like, TeletubbiesBlue’s CluesYo Gabba GabbaPeppa Pig and Baby Shark.”

But his wishes don’t stop there. A$AP added, “I hope to raise open-minded children. Not people who discriminate. And I’m not trying to describe a saint, but realistically, I just want a cool child with cool parents.”

Sharna Burgess Snuggles With Her & Brian Austin Green’s Baby Boy Zane

Sharna Burgess is soaking up the sweet moments.

The Dancing With the Stars pro, who welcomed a baby boy named Zane with Brian Austin Green on June 28, took to her Instagram Story to share a video of her newborn son resting on her chest. And to hint at how she is feeling as a new mom, she paired the touching clip with an audio of Kane Brown’s song “Heaven.”

In the video, posted on July 1, Sharna reclines on a bed as she snuggles with her little one, who is wrapped up in a brown blanket. After shaking her head over her son’s cuteness, she flashes a smile at the camera.

Sharna first announced Zane’s birth on June 30, sharing a picture of his hand wrapped around Brian’s finger. In her Instagram post, she noted Zane arrived at 12:12 p.m. and that her “heart is now forever outside of my body.”

Spray Steph Shep’s Snif Fragrance, and Smell Even Better the Next Day

E!: You said you’ve been wearing this for the past year. Has it become a signature fragrance for you? 

“Oh, for sure. For sure. It’s so funny. I’ve kind of chronicled my life through fragrance. Whether it be the end of a chapter, the beginning of another one, I think it also correlates to the relationships I’m in. Once I break up with someone, I choose a new fragrance. Some women cut their hair, and I just change a fragrance. 

It’s really cool to have this journey of self-reflection looking back on past fragrances and the kind of vibes I was into and now this one in this new stage of my life. To have this new fragrance that I got to make that is so deeply personal and special to me, this will be my fragrance for the rest of my life.”

E!: Does this scent evoke any specific memories for you?

“I think the inspiration for this was this chapter of my life where I was just having the best time. It was my mid-20s. I was carefree. I didn’t have the adult responsibilities that I have now. I didn’t have the weight of the world on my shoulders like we all feel. 

I was just mobbing through Paris with my friends, Paris Fashion Week. We were going out. It was pre-social media. We were just having a great time and enjoying the experience of a new adventure together. 

I just really wanted to encapsulate that and the smells and the feelings from that time and kind of blend them together and make this new fragrance. I think we did that exactly. 

Yeah, I definitely think I’ll categorize this time in my life with this fragrance. It’ll be interesting to see how that makes me feel 10 years from now.”

E!: I heard you say carefree. Are there any other feelings that this scent evokes for you? 

“Yeah, it definitely takes me to that carefree place where I was out of my head and just feeling empowered, but then at the same time with those earthy notes, it makes me feel very grounded and powerful. It’s a very sophisticated scent.”

E!: I love having something, whether it’s a fragrance or a beauty product, to ground me and make me feel more confident. 

“Totally, it’s like a comfort. Even in your beauty routine, I find it’s like the cherry on top at the end of all of the things I do from skincare to hair to nails. Before I go out the door, I love to just make sure I have perfume on because it feels like a representation of the scent I’m using to show the world who I am. I love that this is my scent because it’s so special and so unique. 

It’s so good. We did such a good job, I have to say.”

E!: I know this is a tough question, but can you sum the scent up in one word?

“I would say sophisticated. That’s what I love about this fragrance in particular. It has such a full body. It truly does take you on this journey. You really get to touch on all the different notes. Sometimes, I feel like you don’t really notice those intricacies in a fragrance, but this one really takes you on the journey. 

My favorite part is the next day when you can smell it on your clothes. You know when you smell clothes and they smell like someone and you know who that is? It brings up so many feelings and that’s what I love. It moves. It’s fluid. It tells a story throughout the entire time you’re wearing it.” 

E!: I love putting on a sweater that I haven’t worn in a while and it still kind of smells like the fragrance I was wearing. 

“That’s my favorite part. Every time I say it, I’m like do I sound so creepy? I’m smelling my man’s shirts because they smell like him. It’s so powerful. I love that part, for sure.”

 E!: Have any of your friends tried out this scent? What do they think?

“They have. I actually really just worked on this with the Snif team and I didn’t outsource any opinions. No one had smelled the scent before it came out, so everyone was getting it in real time.

I was nervous because my friends are pretty tough critics, but I just got a text message last night from one of my best friends, and he was like wait this scent is actually the best scent I’ve ever smelled. I was like, thank you, because it’s nerve-racking to put something out in the world. Obviously you hope that people like it, but if you like it then that’s enough. To have that seal of approval from people you hold in really high regard, it just makes it that much better. They all love it. My girlfriends love it. I’m really so happy with this project. It’s truly a labor of love.”

E!: We talked about signature scents, were they like, oh, we get it, when they smelled this?

“Totally. We never really talked about what we wear. And they were like this smells like you. It smells like what you would make. I’m just thrilled.”

E!: What trends are you seeing in fragrance right now? Did you tap into any of those trends while creating this fragrance? 

“One of the biggest trends we’re seeing is this gender-fluidity of fragrance and scent notes that were maybe traditionally associated with a specific gender. You know, like, perfume for women and cologne for men, it’s such an outdated concept. I always gravitated toward the traditional cologne scents. That’s kind of where I always lived and where I always shopped. I just think that people want to find scents that they love instead of being told what types of scents they should wear based on their gender identity. It’s such an outdated concept. Getting to do this collaboration with Snif and to fully remove gender from the conversation is incredible and such a forward-thinking way to approach any type of product. I love that Suganami is designed to be worn and loved by everyone and anyone.” 

E!: One of my favorite scents combines apple with tobacco. 

“Oh, love. And that’s not something that would typically be marketed to you, and I just think it’s so silly. These marketing teams that are telling us we have to subscribe to a certain type of scent just because of our gender, it’s very outdated. I lean toward menswear. We like what we like and I don’t think it has to be confined to gender identity.”

Britney Spears’ Dad Jamie Denies Bugging Her Room

Britney Spears‘ dad is hitting back at claims that he bugged the singer’s bedroom during her 13-year conservatorship.

The allegations first came to light in 2021’s The New York Times Presents: “Controlling Britney Spears,” in which a former member of Britney’s security team alleged that Jamie monitored the pop star’s phone and placed a listening device in her bedroom without her knowledge. At the time, Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart told the Times that the accusations “must be fully and aggressively investigated.”

Now, in court documents filed on June 29 and obtained by E! News on July 1, attorneys for Jamie called those allegations “salacious and false.”

“In fact, there are no documents regarding the alleged bugging or surveillance of Britney’s bedroom, and this is because it never happened,” read the filing, which also argued that Jamie’s legal team have provided documents to Britney’s attorney “showing that the assertions of Britney’s counsel regarding the so-called ‘spying operation’ have no merit.”

In a separate filing also submitted on June 29, Jamie’s lawyers said “there was never any spying of Britney’s bedroom.”

 

 

 

Brittany Cartwright Says Jax Taylor’s “Rage” Texts Sparked Stassi Feud

“Jax started getting in his head, getting worked up about flying with the baby,” she explained. “You know how Jax is, he’ll just text and rage text. He was telling their best friend Rob and he ended up showing them the message.”

Brittany went on to say that she “didn’t know” Jax was sending those messages, adding, “He shouldn’t have done it.”

“Whenever I found out about it, I was very upset with him,” she recalled. “I apologized like, ‘I’m so sorry. We’re still planning on coming.'”

However, according to Brittany, Stassi and Beau “got really mad at both of us and didn’t talk to us for a couple of weeks.” She explained, “We didn’t hardly hear from them, and I kept saying I’m so sorry that he did that.”

The Time Traveler’s Wife Will Not Return for a Second Season

This bit of time traveling didn’t last very long.

The Time Traveler’s Wife, starring Theo James and Rose Leslie, has been canceled by HBO after one season, according to an HBO statement obtained by TVLine.

The series, based on Audrey Niffenegger‘s 2003 novel of the same name, followed Henry (James), a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and his wife Clare (Leslie), who is forced to adapt to life while he’s gone. 

“Though HBO will not be moving forward with a second season of The Time Traveler’s Wife, it was our privilege to partner with master storytellers Steven Moffat and [director] David Nutter,” HBO said in their statement. “We are so grateful for their passion, hard work and care for adapting this beloved book. We also thank Theo and Rose, and the rest of our brilliant cast for their heartfelt performances, which completely captivated audiences.”

When the show premiered in May, series creator Moffatt indicated that he had plans for more.

“I had a plan about how many seasons we’d do—not telling you!—and where each one would end and how far you’d take it,” he told TVLine at the time. “There is enough juice in the book for more than just one [season].”