And the next ‘Bachelorette’ is …

(CNN)Warning this article contains spoilers about the next season of “The Bachelorette” This may come as a bit of surprise to fans, because Brown did not make it to the final three. But nevertheless, she’ll be the one captivating viewers as she continues on her quest for love next season. Brown, 24, is Miss Alabama and was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a degree in communications. She works as an interior designer. Related: ‘The Bachelor’ finale ends with a shocking twist In case contestants are looking for some tips on how to win her heart and a rose, her official ABC bio says she “likes it when her date opens …

Terrence Howard breaks his silence after arrest of co-star and TV son Jussie Smollett

(CNN)Actor Terrence Howard is supporting his television son, Jussie Smollett, after he was accused of staging a hate crime attack last month in Chicago. Howard to fan: Not your job to judge In one of the comments under the video, a fan criticized him for supporting Smollett, and Howard fired back with a lengthy message defending his decision. “Sorry you feel that way but that’s the only Jussie I know,” he posted. “The Jussie I know could never even conceive of something so unconscious and ugly. His innocence or judgment is not for any of us to decide. Stay in your lane and my lane is empathy and love and compassion for someone I’ve called my son for five years. …

John Krasinski reveals ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel release date. Here’s what you can expect

(CNN)John Krasinski is silent no more about the release date for his “A Quiet Place” sequel. “Usually, in sequels, it’s a hero or a villain that you bring back and you have to build a world around that character because you’re bringing back a character. But you don’t have a world. We have the world,” he said. In the world of “A Quiet Place,” Earth’s population has dwindled after extraterrestrial creatures with a keen sense of hearing have forced the surviving population to live their lives in complete silence. Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s real-life wife, played his character’s wife in the movie. Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe played their children. Blunt recently won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance. …

Oscars 2019: Who will win and who should in a wide-open race

(CNN)An unprecedented lack of consensus among the guilds representing actors, directors, writers and producers has flummoxed Oscar prognosticators, with more genuine uncertainty surrounding the best picture race than is usually the case this close to Sunday’s ceremony. Will win: “Green Book.” Should win: “Roma.” Despite considerable criticism of “Green Book” and various off-screen controversies, the fact-based historical film checks off a lot of boxes of past Oscar winners, and already has a Golden Globe and the Producers Guild’s top prize under its belt. What appear to be its principal competitors both face hurdles: “Roma,” not only because it’s a foreign-language film, but thanks to its release via Netflix, which continues to stubbornly withhold box-office data; and “Black Panther,” which has …