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


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]