Grey’s Anatomy boasts a pretty massive cast, so while it was a smidge heartbreaking that Shonda Rhimes and company decided to lose two of its beloved actors — Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew — it wasn’t super-surprising. What is? After last week’s Season 14 finale, in which we saw the return of Dr. Teddy Altman, it seems her portrayer, Kim Raver, is going to stick around.
“I am thrilled to reprise the role of Dr. Teddy Altman as a regular,” Raver said in a statement. “Returning to Shondaland with the incredibly talented Krista Vernoff, Ellen Pompeo and the amazing cast is heavenly. I have a special place in my heart for Teddy and feel very lucky to have the opportunity to continue her story.”
So guess Bailey awarding her the position of interim chief of surgery means Miranda really is taking a sabbatical. Hmm, this works out. With the recent news that Raver’s last show, Designated Survivor, wasn’t picked up by ABC, this all works out for everyone. Well, except for those who were hoping for Owen and Amelia to get their happily ever after. ‘Til Season 15!
Deadpool 2 took out Avengers: Infinity War for top spot
Deadpool 2 may be rated R but that didn’t mean it was going to have a mediocre opening. On the contrary, after three weekends of reigning supreme at the box office, the Ryan Reynolds flick knocked Avengers: Infinity War right the f*ck out to take over the top spot.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Deadpool 2 brought in approximately $125 million domestic and $301 million worldwide. While that’s not as much as the original Deadpool, it still remains the second-highest opening weekend for an R-rated movie ever.
Enormous congrats to @VancityReynolds, @DavidMLeitch, @RhettReese, @missmorenab & company on Deadpool 2 opening to what looks like over $130 million this weekend. Keep the fun stuff coming! pic.twitter.com/gRk3MGFmkA
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 19, 2018
Bring on Deadpool 3!
Poor Melanie, er, Melania
It was just last week that First Lady Melania Trump underwent successful surgery for an embolization to treat a benign kidney condition. She was there for nearly a week, but by Saturday she was back to the White House — and President Donald Trump, tweeted about her return.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 19, 2018
Some would blame that on autocorrect, but come on, we all know how phones work; if Trump typed “Melania” into his phone often enough, than it would have learned that word and not corrected it. Instead, we — and Melania — got Melanie. This was up for four minutes before the spelling mistake was caught, not that he even noticed as he was right back at it, madly tweeting about fake news and witch hunts and real Americans. Oh, my. Poor Melanie.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson?!?!
It’s been two years since Ariana Grande hosted Saturday Night Live, and a few weeks since she and Mac Miller called it quits, but the singer is already dating again. According to Us Weekly, Ariana has been seeing comedian Pete Davidson.
A source told Us that “it just started” and “it’s casual.” Uh-huh. That’s what Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost said. Hmm, perhaps a double date is in order.
Barack and Michelle Obama just signed a TV deal
Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have heard our plea that we need them back in our lives so they’re making our dreams come true. Sort of.
The Obamas are set to produce films and series for Netflix, which the streaming service confirmed on Monday.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
“We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world,” Barack said in a statement.
Michelle added: “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”
A source told CNN that some of the projects will include the Obamas appearing on camera, while they’ll be working behind the scenes on others.
The former president recently appeared on the Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, hosted by David Letterman. It’s safe to say we can’t wait.
Breaking- Barack and Michelle Obama sign multi year deal with Netflix and will both win an Emmy before Trump.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 21, 2018