Days of Our Lives picked up the prize for best drama series at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys in Pasadena.

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Other winners included Dr. Oz for outstanding talk show/informative, The Talk for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment, The Price is Right for best game show and Let’s Make a Deal’s Wayne Brady for best game show host.  [/nextpage][nextpage]

Dancing with the Stars returns tonight, but with a different spin.

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Season 26 will run for just four weeks….and the 10 person cast is made up of all athletes including NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Olympic skater Tanya Harding.  Harding says she likes the fact her competitors are also her colleagues. 

Dancing With the Stars Season Premiere on ABC.[/nextpage][nextpage]

They’re both wrestlers turned actors and now they’re gonna work together. 

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Dwayne Johnson teaming up with John Cena for the action thriller ‘The Janson Directive,’ based on the best selling novel. According to Variety the movie was originally being developed for Johnson to star in, but in this case Cena…who’s now in negotiations would topline the Universal project, with Johnson serving as Executive Producer.[/nextpage][nextpage]

DVD Tuesday…The first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11 comes together under the leadership of a new captain.

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And Helen Mirren plays the eccentric firearms heiress who believes she’s being haunted, by those who have died , due to the weapon that bears her name in the film Winchester. 

Also out today…the voices of James Corden and Margo Robbie among those in the live action and animated tale Peter Rabbit.            [/nextpage][nextpage]

Jake Gyllenhaal is now set to produce and star as the legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein…in the film ‘The American.’

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The feature, slated to begin production in the fall and based on the biography by Humphry Burton will follow Bernstein’s spectacular rise after he conducted the New York Philharmonic at the age of 25. At the time Bernstein had also written the score for On the Waterfront and the ground breaking musical West Side Story.[/nextpage][nextpage]

It’s a remake of the 1987 comedy where a spoiled wealthy yacht owner becomes a target of revenge from his mistreated employee…this time played by Anna Farris… in Overboard.

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Overboard now in theaters.[/nextpage][nextpage]

They worked together in the earthquake movie San Andreas…and now Paul Giamatti and Dwayne Johnson are teaming up again…this time to star in Disney’s Jungle Cruise.

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The Oscar nominee and co-star of the hit series Billions has signed on to join Johnson and Emily Blunt in the adventure movie inspired from the theme park ride. According to the Hollywood Reporter…Johnson will play a boat captain…Giamatti, a crusty harbor master.[/nextpage][nextpage]

NBC News continues to deal the three allegations of sexual harassment against former anchor Tom Brokaw.

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Yesterday here in Los Angeles NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt gave me his reaction. 

Meanwhile more than 100 current and former NBC News female staffers signed a letter of support for Brokaw though some according to reports said they felt a bit pressured to do so.[/nextpage][nextpage]

Oscar winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has been cast to play the starring role in a new Facebook Watch dark comedy series called ‘Queen America.’

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Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Zeta Jones will play Vicki Ellis….a cutthroat pageant coach who tries to mold a young woman into a worthwhile contender for the title of Miss America. Facebook has given the greenlight for 10 episodes.[/nextpage][nextpage]

It’s a story based in good part on the life of screenwriter Diablo Cody who wrote the film Juno.

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After she had her third child she found she was doubting herself both as a writer and a parent. Then it all began to change when she got a young night nanny.  Charlize Theron stars as Tully. 

Costarring McKenzie Davis…Tully opens nationwide today[/nextpage]

Showbiz Express: This Week in Review

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