APPLE MUSIC PICKS UP 'CARPOOL KARAOKE': Apple Music has announced plans to adapt James Corden's Carpool Karaoke segment into a series. Senior VP Eddy Cue said in a statement, "We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages. It's a perfect fit for Apple Music -- bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride." James will be an executive producer on the show but will not host.
TILDA SWINTON WANTS TO REMAKE 'AUNTIE MAME': Tilda Swinton has recruited Bridesmaids cowriter Annie Mumolo to work on a new adaptation of the 1955 novel Auntie Mame. Annie told Vanity Fair, "She asked me, 'Have you read Auntie Mame?' I said, 'No, I haven't read the book but I've seen the other version of it made into a film version in the '50s.' She said, 'Would you take a look at it? I want to see if you are interested in writing a modern-day adaptation.' I said yes, because you say yes to Tilda Swinton when she asks if you want to do something. I read the book and it was one of the most fun reads I've ever had. It's totally different from what I had seen in the movie versions. We had meetings and then, as I got a little overwhelmed with a few other work things, I brought on a co-writer to work together on this, because it's a huge job and an adaptation. I brought on a friend of mine -- Stan Chervin."
NICHELLE NICHOLS JOINS 'THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS': Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols has signed on for a guest role on The Young and the Restless. She will be playing a character named Lucinda who has an "emotional connection" to one of the main characters on the long-running soap. She will appear in a two-episode arc that will start on September 1st -- the show's 11,000th episode.
MISS CLEO HAS DIED: Famed '90s TV psychic Miss Cleo has died from cancer at the age of 53. According to TMZ, she was diagnosed with colon cancer that eventually spread to her liver and lungs. Her infomercials ran frequently on TV before the company was hit with numerous lawsuits in 2001 including deceptive advertising, billing and collection practices. The case was later settled and she went on to other gigs including voice work in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
'THE WALKING DEAD' ACTOR JOINS 'BLADE RUNNER' SEQUEL: The Walking Dead's Lennie James has been added to the cast of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. His role is being kept secret along with most of the plot details. It is set for release on October 6, 2017.