Star Scoop: Girls’ New Guy, Bad Boys are Back, Netflix Gets the Last Laugh

By  August 14, 2014

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If you thought Lena Dunham was done bringing her friends to Brooklyn, think again. Obvious Child star Jake Lacy nabbed a recurring role on season four. He joins Gillian Jacobs, Spike Jones, and Apatow offspring Maude, for the HBO gang’s upcoming antics. [Vulture]

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Head to a movie theater near you. Martin Lawrence confirmed that a third installment of cop dramedy Bad Boys, alongside Will Smith, is in the works. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is reportedly working on the script and “they’re getting close.” [L.A. Times]

Netflix doesn’t seem too concerned about Amazon’s original series developments. In fact, it’s answering with a last laugh. The streaming site is upping its stand-up offerings with new specials from Bill Cosby, Chelsea Peretti, and Bill Burr. On October 10, it will kick things off with a Uganda Be Kidding Me special from Netflix’s new talk show host, Chelsea Handler. [The Verge]

In light of the passing of Robin Williams, producers of the Primetime Emmy Awards plan to honor him with a telecast tribute. Williams was ironically part of last year’s Emmys memoriam, where he honored late comedian Jonathan Winters. [Variety]

More details have surfaced surrounding the death of Williams, including a shocking revelation from his wife. Susan Schneider revealed that he was sober at the time of his death but showed early signs of Parkinson’s disease. [Vulture]

The King of the Monsters is ready for round two. We’ll just have to wait. Warner Bros. confirmed that it will release a sequel to May’s half-billion dollar grossing Godzillaon June 8, 2018. [The Wrap]