CAPTAIN MARVEL TRAILER DROPS: Marvel Studios has shared the first look at Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as pilot-turned-superhero Carol Danvers. Set in the 1990s, she has already acquired alien powers and is working with the Krees against shape-shifting baddies the Skrulls. Also appearing: Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy stars Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou, among many others. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct. Captain Marvel is set to bow March 8, 2019.
EMMY RATINGS PLUMMET: Down, down, down. Even after moving the party from Sunday to Monday, the Emmys continued to hemorrhage viewers, according to reports. The NBC ceremony, hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, garnered just a 7.4/13 result, an all-time low. Observers believe viewership was down 10% from last year’s Stephen Colbert-hosted ceremony. Did you tune in?
TYRA BANKS SAYS LINDSAY LOHAN WILL APPEAR IN LIFE-SIZE SEQUEL: Tyra Banks is returning to Sunnyvale to juggle careers in medicine, aerospace and fashion as a magical doll named Eve for Life Size 2. When the original premiered in 2000, it featured Lindsay Lohan as Casey Stuart, a young girl who accidentally turns her doll into he perfect woman. She’ll appear in the sequel too, but TBD how big the role will be. "She has this new TV show on MTV about this club so she couldn't make it, which was sad," Banks told The Hollywood Reporter. "Lindsay will be in the movie in some kind of way. We'll see where that ends up." Life-Size 2 is slated to premiere in December during Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas.
BRYAN CRANSTON, DAKOTA JOHNSON, AMBER HEARD JOIN GLOBAL CITIZEN FEST: Bryan Cranston, Dakota Johnson and Amber Heard have signed on to host this year’s Global Citizen Festival taking place in New York on Sept. 29. Johnson’s boyfriend Chris Martin is curating the festival, which will also feature Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, John Legend and Janelle Monae. The annual festival aims to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and push world leaders to fulfill their sustainable development initiatives.
BBC NEEDS $: The BBC needs funding to compete against mega-streamers like Amazon and Netflix, director general Tony Hall is admitting. "I’m making the point that we need to find more money. I’m saying that could come from a variety of different sources. We’ve never had a proper debate about funding, it’s always been the BBC’s budget is too big, cut it. What is the right level of the funding for the BBC?" Do you think PBS and the BBC will be able to compete with streamers for much longer?