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Helen Hunt Joins Starz’s ‘Blindspotting’ TV Series as Miles’ Mother

Helen Hunt is joining Starz’s “Blindspotting” TV series.

Hunt will play Rainey, the mother of Rafeal Casal’s Miles. The series features Jasmine Cephas Jones reprising her role as Ashley, Miles’ partner, from the 2018 film. Starz’s TV spinoff will follow Ashley, following Miles’ sudden incarceration, as she is forced to move in with Miles’ mother (Hunt) and half-sister.

The film’s co-stars and co-writers Daveed Diggs and Casal will write and executive produce the TV adaptation. Casal will serve as showrunner, while Cephas Jones serves as a producer. Along with Jasmine Cephas Jones and Hunt, the series stars Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward, Jaylen Barron and Candace Nicholas-Lippman. Casal will also recur as Miles.


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“It is such an honor to have Helen Hunt in this series,” Casal said. “We became friends after she tweeted about her love of the film and we

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Dena Dietrich, Who Found TV Fame as Mother Nature, Dies at 91

“Yes, baby, yes,” she murmurs to the animal in one scene. “All these bad people.”

Deanne Frances Dietrich was born on Dec. 4, 1928, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Mahlon Lloyd Dietrich, an electrician, and Helen (Wilson) Dietrich. After graduating from West View High School, she studied acting at HB Studios and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

She appeared in a variety of Off Broadway productions, among them “The Rimers of Eldritch” (1967), a murder drama by Lanford Wilson, at the Cherry Lane Theater.

What would have been her Broadway debut — “The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake” (1967), a generation-gap comedy — closed in previews, reportedly because its Hollywood star, Jean Arthur, was ill. Ms. Dietrich’s first official Broadway appearance was also brief: “Here’s Where I Belong,” a musical based on John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden,” opened and closed on March 3, 1968.

Then her

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Suspect sought in blaze that killed mother of three who saved children

A Colorado mother of three died in an apartment fire after she safely got her children out of the building but could not get herself out.

The fire broke out late last month at a complex in Aurora, the city’s fire department said in a press release at the time.

In an update this week, authorities said the fire has been ruled as arson and they are searching for a person of interest believed to be connected to the blaze.

Thirteen residents were evacuated in the second-alarm fire with five being transported to local hospitals. Two of them suffered life-threatening injuries and one died, according to the fire department.

Family members identified the victim as Lilian Esperanza Castro.

Jose Omar Benega, Castro’s husband, told NBC affiliate KUSA that his family was asleep when his nephew who was coming home from work called and said the apartment complex was on fire.

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ABC Announces ‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘Call Your Mother’ Premiere Dates (TV News Roundup)

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In today’s TV news roundup, ABC unveiled the premiere dates for its early 2021 scripted series, and NBC announced details for its annual “Christmas in the Rockefeller Center” special.

CASTING

Starz cast Luis Guzmán as a guest star in the second season of crime drama “Hightown.” Guzmán will portray Jorge Cuevas, Frankie’s (Amaury Nolasco) charmingly hilarious but deadly cousin. Also joining the cast this season are guest stars Jona Xiao, Charline St. Charles and Dominic L. Santana. Production is currently underway for Season 2, with creator Rebecca Cutter making her TV directorial debut. Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison will direct two episodes and lead actor Monica Raymund, as well as Dawn Wilkinson, Radium Cheung and Eagle Egilsson are also tapped to direct.

DATES

Food Network’s “Kid’s Baking Championship” will return with a

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ABC Announces ‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘Call Your Mother’ Dates (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, ABC unveiled the premiere dates for its early 2021 scripted series, and NBC announced details for its annual “Christmas in the Rockefeller Center” special.

CASTING

Starz cast Luis Guzmán as a guest star in the second season of crime drama “Hightown.” Guzmán will portray Jorge Cuevas, Frankie’s (Amaury Nolasco) charmingly hilarious but deadly cousin. Also joining the cast this season are guest stars Jona Xiao, Charline St. Charles and Dominic L. Santana. Production is currently underway for Season 2, with creator Rebecca Cutter making her TV directorial debut. Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison will direct two episodes and lead actor Monica Raymund, as well as Dawn Wilkinson, Radium Cheung and Eagle Egilsson are also tapped to direct.

DATES

Food Network’s “Kid’s Baking Championship” will return with a ninth season premiere Dec. 28. The

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Prince William welcomes inquiry into BBC interview with mother, Princess Diana

LONDON — Prince William has welcomed an investigation into how Britain’s public broadcaster secured a bombshell interview with his mother, Princess Diana, 25 years ago, following accusations she was tricked into taking part.

Late Wednesday, the prince’s office issued a statement saying that the Duke of Cambridge “tentatively welcomed” an independent inquiry into the 1995 BBC Panorama show interview with his mother.

“The independent investigation is a step in the right direction,” William said in the statement.

“It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions taken by those in the BBC at the time.”

The landmark interview, watched by 20 million at the time, shocked the nation as Diana shared intimate details of her failed marriage to heir-to-the-throne, Prince Charles.

The investigation will be led by a former Supreme Court justice, the BBC said in a statement on Wednesday, and

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‘Borat 2’ Breakout Star Maria Bakalova Says Movie Made Her Mother ‘So Sad’

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, aside from being exhilaratingly stacked with revealing moments of laugh-out-loud preposterousness, is also notable for introducing the world to the talents of Maria Bakalova. 

On Monday, the 24-year-old Bulgarian creative—who brilliantly brings to life the character of Borat’s daughter Tutar in the Amazon Prime sequel—marked her first late night appearance with an interview on James Corden’s Late Late Show. While Bakalova has previously appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, that appearance (alongside Sacha Baron Cohen) was in character as Tutar.

“I like to live here right now but I’m at the same time looking at—it’s not a good thing—but [COVID-19] actually saved me because you’re wearing masks so I haven’t experienced the thing where people recognize me,” Bakalova told Corden when asked how her life has changed since the movie landed. “So I’m kind of worried [for when] COVID-19 doesn’t exist and people don’t wear

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Mother of Saugus High School shooter will not be charged

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has declined to file charges against the mother of the Saugus High School student who opened fire on classmates before shooting and killing himself on Nov. 14, 2019.



a sign on the side of a fence: A banner hanging outside Saugus High School thanks first responders and teachers on Nov. 18, 2019. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)


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A banner hanging outside Saugus High School thanks first responders and teachers on Nov. 18, 2019. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had presented two charges against Mami Matsuura-Berhow, mother of 16-year-old Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, the Signal reported Thursday.

“We presented a case on Nathaniel Berhow’s mother to the district attorney’s office and they declined to file charges on her for [contributing to] the delinquency of a minor and criminal storage of a firearm,” Sgt. Guillermo Morales told the Signal.

“There were firearms that were found in the residence that were not locked up,” he added. “That was pretty much it.”

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Charges: Mother drinking, looking at phone before crash that killed 3 year old in Cloquet Sunday

A 26-year-old woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in the single-vehicle crash in Cloquet that killed her 3-year-old son on Sunday afternoon.

Misty L. Mattinas, of Onamia, Minn., told police she had been drinking Fireball whiskey and looking at her phone when she sped off the road in a crash that caused her Chevy Impala to “split in half,” according to charges.

“Law enforcement could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle,” investigators wrote. “They located multiple empty bottles of alcohol in and around the vehicle.”

When officers arrived at the scene of the crash, near Spring Lake Road and White Pine Trail, after 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Mattinas was holding her son, who had already died. Mattinas’ 5-year-old daughter was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition with cuts and bruises on her face. Neither of the children’s names were released.

Mattinas said

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s Mother Says Her Son Shouldn’t Have Been In Kenosha

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In a rare interview with The Chicago Tribune, Wendy Rittenhouse, whose 17-year-old son is facing homicide charges for fatally shooting two protesters and injuring a third amid summer unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, said she would’ve tried to intervene if she’d known what he was doing that night.

Key Facts

Kyle Rittenhouse, who told police he was hired to protect a Kenosha business from —at times destructive—demonstrations sparked by the non-fatal police shooting of Jacob Blake, traveled from his home state of Illinois to Wisconsin with an AR-15-style rifle on Aug. 25.

Wendy Rittenhouse, a single mother of three, says she slept late that day after a 16-hour shift as a nursing assistant and wasn’t aware of his

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