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‘Goldbergs’ actor Jackson Odell dead at 20

Actor and singer-songwriter Jackson Odell was found dead in California on Friday, E! News reported Sunday. He was 20.

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Odell, who played Ari Caldwell on the ABC comedy series “The Goldbergs” from 2013 to 2015, was found unresponsive at his Tarzana residence in San Fernando Valley, a Los Angeles County Coroner’s spokesman confirmed to Variety. The cause of death has not been released, pending an autopsy, E! News reported.

Odell also starred in the 2011 movie “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer,” Variety reported. He also appeared on “The Fosters,” “Modern Family,” “Private Practice,” “Arrested Development,” and “iCarly.” He had acted in films since he was 12, Variety reported.

Related: Who was Jackson Odell, ‘The Goldbergs’ actor?

As a songwriter, Odell wrote songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 romantic drama film “Forever My Girl,” Variety reported. One song was “Wings of an Angel,” which “American Idol” contestant Lauren Alaina sang for the film. 

HBO orders 'Game of Thrones' prequel

Fans who enjoy “Game of Thrones” will get another taste of the HBO show after the saga wraps up its eighth and final season next year, Rolling Stone reported.

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HBO confirmed a pilot episode for a prequel, set thousands of years before the current “Game of Thrones” storyline, the BBC reported.

George RR Martin, the book’s author and co-producer of the show, and feature screenwriter Jane Goldman, have created the new series, Rolling Stone reported.

"Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the series chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” HBO said in a statement. “And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend … it's not the story we think we know.”

It's unclear when the prequel will air, but it will be after the final season of “Game of Thrones,” Rolling Stone reported.

Local girl neighs and quacks her way through to next round of ‘America’s Got Talent’ 

A young New Bremen resident performed on the stage of “America’s Got Talent,” sharing her unique talent on stage in last night’s episode.

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Lilly Wilker, 11, delighted judges with animal impressions on the June 5 episode that aired on NBC. 

Having grown up on a farm, Wilker has had first-hand experience with these authentic farm sounds. See her rendition of roosters, horses and more in the video below.

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Wilker will move forward in the competition. The ultimate winner of the competition stands to win a $1 million cash prize.

>> How Hunger Paynes’ new restaurant and beer garden differs from the food truck

Teen takes ‘Danny DeVito’ to prom, actor takes ‘teen’ to show’s set

A Pennsylvania teen decided she needed a big name to take to prom so she took actor Danny DeVito to the dance. Well, sort of. Allison Closs took a cardboard cutout of DeVito to the night out, WHTM reported.

Her efforts got noticed, going viral, with photos getting all the way to the actor known for such roles on the television shows “Taxi” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and movies “Batman Returns” and “Throw Mama from the Train.”

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DeVito, though, turned the tables on Closs and took her cutout to the set of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” WHTM reported.

Co-star Rob McElhenney posted the photo of the “date” to his Instagram account with the caption, “Hey Allison - I heard you took cardboard Danny to prom. What a coincidence. He took a cardboard Allison to Paddy’s.”

Former 'Soap' star Robert Mandan dead at 86

Actor Robert Mandan, who played the womanizing Chester Tate on ABC’s situation comedy “Soap,” has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 86.

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Mandan died April 29 in Los Angeles, the Reporter confirmed.

Mandan was born in Clever, Missouri but grew up in Southern California. He worked in theater before appearing on television soap operas like “Edge of Night,” “The Doctors” and “Edge of Tomorrow.”

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Mandan also appeared on television shows like “Fantasy Island,” “The Love Boat,” “Three’s Company” and “The Facts of Life,” but is remembered for his role as Chester Tate on “Soap” from 1977 to 1981.

Mandan returned to television daytime drama in 1990 on “Santa Barbara” and also appeared on “Days of Our Lives” in 1998.

'The Baby-Sitters Club' could be headed for TV revival

“The Baby-Sitters Club” could be making a television comeback, according to multiple reports.

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Walden Media and producer Michael De Luca are shopping a modernized television series based on the wildly popular young adult books by Ann M. Martin, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline Hollywood. The books sold more than 176 million copies between 1986 and 2000, and spawned both a movie and a TV show in the 1990s.

The series followed a group of girlfriends as they tackled issues like sibling rivalry and divorce after starting a babysitting service in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

“We feel incredibly honored that Ann M. Martin has allowed us the chance to introduce the BSC to a new generation of future thought leaders and influencers,” Walden Media’s senior vice president of development and production, Naia Cucukov, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

The entertainment news site reported that De Luca is slated to serve as an executive producer on the television series. Lucia Aniello, an executive producer of Comedy Central’s "Broad City,” is in talks to direct the show, while Rachel Shukert, a writer and executive story editor on Netflix's "GLOW," is in talks to become the showrunner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“As lifelong fans of ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ and its enduring messages of entrepreneurialism, empowerment, diversity and most importantly, female friendships, we couldn’t be more thrilled to work on this special project with Rachel and Lucia,” Cucukov told the entertainment news site.

The revival project will feature all of author Ann M. Martin’s original characters in half-hour episodes and focus on issues like racism, divorce and belonging, Deadline Hollywood reported.

“The Baby-Sitters Club” spawned an HBO TV series in 1990. The series was adapted into a movie in 1995, starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Schuyler Fisk and Larisa Oleynik, among others.

'Sherlock' actor Benedict Cumberbatch prevents mugging of delivery cyclist

Benedict Cumberbatch plays iconic detective Sherlock Holmes on the television series “Sherlock.” But instead of solving crimes, the actor prevented one near his fictional home of 221B Baker Street, The Sun reported Sunday.

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Cumberbatch, 41, foiled an attempted robbery by fighting off a group of assailants attempting to mug a delivery cyclist, CNN reported.

Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Hunter, were riding in an Uber when the actor spotted four muggers attacking a Deliveroo cyclist on Marylebone High Street and jumped out of the vehicle, the Sun reported. According to witnesses, Cumberbatch jumped out of the vehicle, yelled at the attackers and then dragged them off the victim.

Uber driver Manuel Dias told The Sun that “the cyclist was lucky, Benedict’s a superhero.”

Dias, who also got out of the vehicle to help, called the incident surreal.

“Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street," Dias told the Sun. "I had hold of one lad and Benedict another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave. 

“Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless. If he hadn’t stepped in the cyclist could have been seriously injured.”

Deliveroo thanked Cumberbatch in a tweet Saturday.

"Deliveroo riders are heroes -- their safety is our priority and any violence against them is totally unacceptable," the delivery company said.

'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller confirms battle with cancer

Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller finished her federal prison sentence, but now she has a much tougher trial ahead.

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Miller, who was released on Friday from a federal reentry center after serving most of a 366-day sentence for bankruptcy fraud, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last month, according to People magazine, which also reported she needed emergency spinal surgery.

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In an Instagram post this weekend, Miller confirmed that report

“Now I have to handle the aftermath/ treatment/ physical rehabilitation of 10 hour emergency spine surgery to remove a mass from strangling my spinal cord and the horrible severity of what that mass turned out to be!” she wrote.

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Two days later, she posted again, this time appearing in a photo in a hospital room, where she was joined by JoJo Siwa, who appeared on “Dance Moms” with Miller and is now a singer and Nickelodeon star.

“So glad @itsjojosiwa came to visit me today! The whole fam was there to wish me well! Thank you to the Siwa Family for all the beautiful gifts and real popcorn from the movie theater too!” she wrote.

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Siwa posted similar photos the same day, including one of Miller holding an oversized check for $10,000.

“When I went to visit Abby I gave her lots of surprises, But the best surprise there was happened with the help of @imadanceragainstcancer. We gave Abby a donation of $10,000!” Siwa wrote.

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'Roseanne' reruns pulled amid reboot's cancellation, outrage over racist tweet

 It happened to “The Cosby Show” after the 2014 revelations about Bill Cosby drugging women and assaulting themIt happened to repeats of “7th Heaven” after lead actor Stephen Collins confessed to sexual abuse of underage girls. And now “Roseanne” reruns are disappearing from the airwaves after Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, a black female adviser to former President Barack Obama, to an ape. 

>> ABC cancels 'Roseanne' reboot amid outrage over tweet

Disney, which canceled the revamped version of the show Tuesday hours after the tweet, quickly scrubbed the show from its ABC website. Viacom reportedly pulled 'Roseanne' reruns from CMT, TV Land and Paramount Network. Hulu soon followed suit in terms of repeats from the 1990s. Plus, the Atlanta-based Laff network dropped the original run of “Roseanne” from its schedule. Laff airs many sitcoms from the past 35 years including “The Drew Carey Show,” “That ’70s Show,” “Spin City,” “Grace Under Fire” and “Night Court.”

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“While we believe viewers have always distinguished the personal behavior of the actress Roseanne Barr from the television character Roseanne Connor, we are disgusted by Barr’s comments this week,” Laff said in a statement. “Therefore, we are removing the original ‘Roseanne’ series from the Laff schedule for the time being, effective immediately.”

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But “Roseanne” repeats may come back at some point based on what happened to both “The Cosby Show” and “7th Heaven,” the wholesome drama about a preacher’s family. 

In late 2016, Atlanta-based Bounce TV brought back “The Cosby Show” based on popular demand after pulling it in 2014 when dozens of women publicly announced they were attacked by Cosby. But then Bounce dropped “Cosby” again last month after Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand. 

Atlanta-based Up TV yanked “7th Heaven” repeats in 2014 following Collins’ child-molestation confession but six months later brought it back.

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Up general manager Amy Winter said at the time: “We also did some research and found that everybody was like, ‘You know what? This is a great family show. It shouldn’t suffer. I would like to watch it. I’d like to watch it with my family. I can get over it.’ And that actually resonated.”

The show continued to air on Up for a while but is currently not on the schedule. “7th Heaven” is available now on Hulu streaming services.

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