MILA KUNIS, KATE MCKINNON TALK SPY CAREERS: The Spy Who Dumped Me stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are offering their divergent takes on real-life spying. On the red carpet, McKinnon says she’s not cut out for that life: "I say no because I can’t lie. I just can’t. So I would immediately out myself to everyone I spoke to, and I would break down crying in a bathroom somewhere." Kunis, however, thinks she could pull it off: "I’m petite, so I can squish my way through iron bars. I can speak three languages. Those are my skills. I like to send that image out." Kunis also spilled on McKinnon’s laugh: "There’s two laughs that Kate has — one that’s genuine and one that’s not so genuine. I’m so proud that I got the genuine laugh because the other is like, ‘Oh, you think you’re so funny.’ You don’t want the phony one." The Spy Who Dumped Me makes its bow August 3rd.
JOSH O’CONNOR AND MARION BAILEY JOIN THE CROWN: Josh O’Connor is set to play Prince Charles, and Marion Bailey will play the Queen Mother in Netflix’s upcoming third and fourth seasons of The Crown. Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies her husband, Prince Philip. Helena Bonham Carter will portray the queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones her husband, Lord Snowdon. The second season of The Crown received 13 Emmy nominations. Season 3 launches next year.
JERSEY SHORE SETS SEASON 2 PREMIERE DATE, DROPS TEASER: MTV’s hit revival, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, will return for a second season on August 23rd. A teaser, including a pregnancy and a wedding, was also released Thursday. Jersey Shore helped give MTV its best third quarter ratings among the highly desirable 18-34 demo since 2011. The network has four of TV’s top 10 unscripted series with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation at No. 1, Teen Mom 2 at No. 2, Ex on the Beach at No. 5 and Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant at No. 8.
9 TO 5 SEQUEL A GO: A long-awaited sequel to 9 to 5 is a go, according to Jane Fonda. She says she and her fellow co-stars, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin are returning. Rashida Jones is co-writing with the original screenwriter Patricia Resnick. "My role is as an executive producer, and I'm working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers," Fonda told reporters at the Television Critics Association panel for her new HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts. "Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it." 9 to 5 is one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, bringing in $103.3 million in 1980.
DISNEY CASTS JASON SCOTT LEE IN MULAN: Actor Jason Scott Lee, celebrated for his role as Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, is joining Disney’s live-action Mulan. He also played the role of Mowgli in 1994’s original live action The Jungle Book. Lee will play a villainous warrior who is bent on avenging his father’s death. Mulan will debut in 2020.