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.
NBC/Will Heath(NEW YORK) -- Saturday Night Live took us to a world without Donald Trump as president in a send-up of the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life, with Alec Baldwin’s Trump wishing he was never president.
Kenan Thompson then appears beside him to take him to a party and show him just that reality.
"Everyone looks so different, what are those things on their faces?" Trump asked.
"Those are called smiles, Mr. Trump," Thompson replied.
As the sketch progresses, Baldwin’s Trump is visited by a number of people, including Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Sanders, now a successful PR person, and a guilt-free Kellyanne Conway, played by Kate McKinnon.
It's at this point that the faux Trump realizes Hillary Clinton must be president.
"Did they find her emails?" Trump asks.
"Yes, they did," Thompson deadpans. "They were all Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons."
Cecily Strong’s Melania Trump, sans accent and now married to Papa John, also shows up, along with Trump's new wife, Hernia.
A thrilled Michael Cohen, played by Ben Stiller as always, shows up, no longer facing years in prison.
"I'll see you tomorrow at the opening of Trump Tower Moscow," Cohen gleefully blurts out before exiting.
Brett Kavanaugh makes an appearance -- played by the week's host Matt Damon -- to say he's not on the Supreme Court: "Me on the Supreme Court? With my temper?"
"This is all so great, it's like Robert Mueller doesn't exist!" Trump exclaims.
"Oh really?" Robert De Niro, returning as Mueller, says. "Hello Mr. Trump, I've been waiting for this moment for a long time."
Mueller hands him a paper, which reveals a photo of his grandson, not a subpoena.
"I guess the world does need me to be president!" he says.
"Yeah, that was not the lesson at all," a frustrated Thompson says.
Clint Eastwood's thriller The Mule took second place, delivering an estimated $17.2 million in its debut. That marks the the third-biggest opening for the 88-year-old as an actor, behind 2000's Space Cowboys and 2009's Gran Torino, which earned $18 million and $29 million, respectively.
The Grinch finished in third place with an estimated $11.58 million. The film has now grossed nearly $240 million stateside and $133.4 million worldwide.
Ralph Breaks the Internet, dropped to fourth place after spending its first three weeks a number one, delivering and estimated $9.58 million.The animated film's earnings stateside now stand at just under $155 million. Internationally, Ralph added $7.9 million this weekend, bringing its worldwide tally to upwards of $285 million.
Rounding out the top five was Mortal Engines. The action/adventure film from Lord of the Rings writer/producer Peter Jackson, sputtered in its opening weekend, delivering an estimated $7.5 million.
Once Upon a Deadpool, the PG-13 re-release of Deadpool 2, which opened on Wednesday, brought in an estimated $3.88 million and $2.6 million over the three-day weekend.
Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk -- starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Michael Beach, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King -- impressed in its debut weekend, earning an estimated $219,173 from four theaters.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:
1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, $35.4 million 2. The Mule, $17.2 million 3. The Grinch, $11.58 million 4. Ralph Breaks the Internet, $9.58 million 5. Mortal Engines, $7.5 million 6. Creed II, $5.398 million 7. Bohemian Rhapsody, $4.1 million 8. Instant Family, $3.7 million 9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, $3.65 million 10. Green Book, $2.78 million
Rosalind O'Connor/NBC(NEW YORK) -- After Pete Davidson posted a disturbing note on Instagram Saturday saying he didn't "want to be on this earth anymore," his friend, rapper and actor Machine Gun Kelly, tweeted that he was getting on a plane headed to New York City to support Davidson. Well, he made good on his word.
"im in the plane now on the way to see Pete. gonna make sure he’s good, i promise. can’t have my boy in the darkness like that," Kelly tweeted. The two men became friends this past summer after they filmed a movie together called Big Time Adolescence.
E! Online reports that after Saturday Night Live last night, Davidson and Kelly were seen together driving in an SUV. When Davidson dropped Kelly off, they exchanged a hug before Davidson continued on.
Police performed a "wellness check" on Davidson on Saturday before the show aired, and he was said to be "fine." His former fiancee Ariana Grande tweeted and then deleted a message to Davidson, saying she was downstairs at the SNL studios if he needed her.
On Saturday night, a smiling Davidson was seen briefly on SNL, introducing Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson's second musical performance. He didn't appear in any other sketches, though he had a part in a pre-taped segment.
Rosalind O'Connor/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Following an Instagram post that suggested he wanted to harm himself, Pete Davidson is reportedly present and accounted for at Saturday Night Live, reports the New York Times.
In the now-deleted post, Davidson wrote, “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. All I’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.”
Alarmed friends, fans and celebrities immediately began reaching out to Davidson to offer support and encouragement.
According to the Times, a police officer was sent to the SNL studio to check on Davidson's well-being. Separately, an NBC rep contacted the NYPD to say that the comedian was "fine" and at work.
TMZ reported at around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon that Davidson's former fiancee Ariana Grande had arrived at the SNL studio and tweeted, "I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too." That tweet appears to have been deleted.
Earlier this month, Davidson, who's been open about his struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, wrote in a now-deleted post, "No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this.” Grande responded by asking people to "be gentler with others," adding, "I care deeply about Pete and his health."
Davidson and Grande began dating in May and got engaged in June. They broke up in October, following the death of Grande's former boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, from a drug overdose.
"This kid could be white, black, Asian, Hispanic. He just happens to be black and Hispanic," Moore told Popcorn with Peter Travers. "It doesn’t matter what his race is. He just happens to be black. And I love that about the movie itself. It reflects what New York looks like, what the world looks like today."
You know the story by now: A high school kid is bitten by a radioactive spider. Soon mysterious powers appear and he transforms into Spider-Man. But Inside the Spider-Verse includes a wide range of new Spideys from alternate universes -- including Miles Morales.
"What’s interesting about this movie is that they kept everything about Spider-Man that we know and love," Moore said. "They kept Peter Parker. But there’s a new Spider-Man in another dimension learning from the Spider-Man that we know that just grew old. He’s older. He’s 40 years old this time, and his life has been kind of ruined by the stress that comes with being Spider-Man."
Moore said there’s also an important message in the film.
"That thing that makes you different, that you’re insecure about or don’t like to show people, maybe you’re a kid and people made fun of you," Moore said, "That thing that makes you different, that’s something that connects us all. It’s something everybody goes through. But that thing, that unique thing about you, is what makes you Spider-Man."
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verseis in theaters everywhere.
Bob Riha Jr/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Actress/director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died.
The actress passed away November 3 of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. She was 74.
Locke's films with Eastwood -- with whom she had a contentious, 13-year romantic relationship -- include The Gauntlet, Bronco Billy, the Dirty Harry film Sudden Impact, Every Which Way but Loose and its sequel Any Which Way You Can. Locke also guested on such 1970s hit TV series as The F.B.I., Cannon and Barnaby Jones.
After Eastwood and Locke ended their romantic relationship, she won $1.5 million in a 1989 palimony suit against Eastwood, whom she later accused of blacklisting her at Warner Bros., with whom she won a production contract as part of that suit. She filed suit against Eastwood again in 1995 for fraud, breach of financial duty to her and interference in her work. She settled that suit for an undisclosed sum.
Locke appeared on screen infrequently later in her life, with just three acting credits after 1986 listed on IMDB.