Netflix has announced that they have renewed "Orange Is the New Black" for another three seasons ahead of their season four debut on June 17. "Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, 'May you lead an interesting life,' is a curse, but I don't live in those cultures," series creator and showrunner Jenji Kohanin said.
Matt LeBlanc, former "Friends" actor, has been added to the cast of the BBC's automotive program, "Top Gear." LeBlanc is the first American to ever feature as a host on the show in its 39 years on the air. "As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I'm honored and excited to be a part of this iconic show's new chapter," LeBlanc said in a statement. "What a thrill!"
Vin Diesel has announced the official release dates for the next three entries in the "Fast & Furious" franchise. He took to Instagram to reveal that there would be another trilogy, which would bring the film franchise to an even 10. "Fast 8" is set for release April 14, 2017, while "Fast 9" and "Fast 10" are hitting theaters on April 19, 2019, and April 2, 2021, respectively.
James Corden has been named the host of the 2016 Tony Awards. The event is set to take place on June 8 and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. The event will mark Corden's first ever hosting gig at the Tony's though he is no stranger to musicals. He appeared in the 2014 screen adaptation of the play "Into the Woods," which found musical success on Broadway.
Val Chmerkovskiy, star of "Dancing with the Stars," is being sued by a 16-year-old girl with Down Syndrome, after he posted a mocking picture of her to Facebook. The pic sees the girl drinking a soda, while the caption reads, "Letting your kid become obese should be considered child abuse." The girl claims that her mom sent several e-mails to Chmerkovskiy requesting that he remove the post.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have created a tribute video for the song "Africa" by Toto. The husband and wife were on vacation in Africa several years ago, according to Dax, and were in the mood for a video tribute to their favorite band. "This was our last trip before having kids. Our sole objective was to rage hard and honor Toto properly. Hope you enjoy," Shepard wrote on YouTube.
Taryn Manning, star of the Netflix original show "Orange Is the New Black," has been accused of attacking makeup artist Holly Hartman. According to TMZ, Manning allegedly headbutted Hartman, sprayed window cleaner in her eyes and put her in a headlock. Hartman has filed a restraining order, claiming that the incident took place in November at Manning's New York City apartment.
Foals and Disclosure will headline Reading and Leeds festivals alongside previously announced bill toppers the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "We're absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading and Leeds this year. It's a dream come true. I used to watch Nirvana live at Reading '92, on VHS, repeatedly while dying my hair blue and learning how to play guitar, badly."
Tyra Banks and her boyfriend Erik Asla have welcomed a son, York Banks Asla, into the world via gestational surrogate. Speaking with People, Banks said the pair were thrilled. "We are so excited for our new baby boy bundle of joy. The journey to now has not been an easy process, as I've shared before. But there was a beautiful bright light at the end of the tunnel for me and his father, Erik."
Leonardo DiCaprio met with Pope Francis, getting a private audience with the religious leader, at the Vatican on Thursday, January 28. DiCaprio gave the Pope a check from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for charity and spoke with him about his environmental advocacy. "As a child I didn't quite understand what it all meant, but through my child's eyes it represented a planet . . ."