by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
TELEVISION - From Deadline: CBS has revealed a first-look teaser trailer for "CSI: Vegas," the sequel to its long-running, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
CULTURE - From Slate: BY Dahlia Lithwick: "We Are All Our Own Militia Now": The new Texas abortion law, paired with rising vigilantism and the ideas that fuel “stand your ground,” points to a frightening future.
MUSIC - From YahooTheRoot: The first Prince album to be released posthumously will be available for streaming beginning July 30th. Prince died in April 2016, and the album, entitled "Welcome 2 America," was apparently recorded 11 years ago.
MOVIES - From RollingStone: A year from now, July 22, 2022, Jordan Peele's next feature film will debut ... says Peele. He releases a teaser poster for the film with a title, and the title is "Nope."
STAR TREK - From WeGotThisCovered: While the streaming series, "Star Trek: Picard," is currently in production of its second season, rumors say that there could be as many as three more seasons.
MOVIES - From Variety: Rob Zombie has provided a first look at the makeup and costume design for his big screen adaptation of "The Munsters."
TELEVISION/OLYMPICS - From Deadline: The site offers the Tokyo Olympics full TV & streaming schedule: how to watch everything from gymnastics to track & field, basketball and soccer on NBC, Peacock and more.
SPORTS - From YahooSports: The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA World Champions. They beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 on Tues. July 20th to win the best-of-seven series, 4 games to 2. Star player Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points. This is the Bucks first NBA title since 1971.
CELEBRITY - From APNews: HarperOne will publish Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis' memoir, "Finding Me," April 19, 2022. Davis is currently working on the memoir.
SCANDAL - From ABCNews: This morning (Tues., July 20th), New York State Dept. of Corrections officials handed over convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein, for extradition to California to face sexual assault charges there.
COVID-19 - From THR: Hollywood’s major studios and guilds have come to a tentative, short-term agreement on new on-set COVID-19 protocols, finally taking vaccines into account.
CELEBRITY - From YahooLife: Grammy-winning recording artist, Megan Thee Stallion, is the cover stallion on the 2021 edition of the "Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit" issue.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights to Kevin Smith’s "Clerks III," which is in pre-production in New Jersey and will begin production next month. The film will be a sequel to his 1994 cult hit classic, "Clerks," and to he first sequel, 2006's "Clerks II."
MOVIES - From Collider: Warner Bros. releases a bunch of character posters for its upcoming blockbuster film, "Dune," which is due October 22nd in theaters and on HBO Max.
MOVIES - From Collider: Actor Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise the Clown in "It") is joining "John Wick 4."
BOX OFFICE - From Variety: The winner of the 7/16 to 7/18/21 weekend box office is "Space Jam: A New Legacy" with an estimated take of 31.6 million dollars.
BUSINESS - From Deadline: There are rumors of a Comcast/ViacomCBS merger and NBCUniversal/Lionsgate merger, among others.
ANIMATION - From THR: There will be at least two animated series based on "Game of Thrones." While a single animated project was previously reported to be in development in January, HBO Max is now working on at least two more potential shows.