NETFLIX, PARAMOUNT SIGN ON BEVERLY HILLS COP: Paramount and Netflix have signed on a one-time license deal (with an option for a sequel) that will allow the streamer to make the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop series. Eddie Murphy will star, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON REGRETS SEXUALIZATION: Scarlett Johansson regrets some of her early acting choices, she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I feel when I was working in my early 20s and even in my late teens/early 20s, I felt that I sort of got, somehow, typecast. I was very hyper-sexualized," she said. "Which was, I guess, at the time, seemed OK to everyone. It was another time. Even though it wasn't a part of my own narrative, it was, kind of, crafted for me by probably a bunch of dudes in the industry. And I guess that worked then, but it was really difficult for me to try to figure out how to get out of being an ingenue or the other woman because it was never anything that I had intended." She credits her Tony Award winning role in Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge in 2009, for changing the way she thought about approaching her career.
CARLA HALL, HESTON BLUMENTHAL, MORE SIGN UP FOR CRAZY DELICIOUS: Celebrity chefs Carla Hall, Niklas Ekstedt and Heston Blumenthal are set to star in Netflix and Channel 4’s cooking competition, Crazy Delicious. British comedian Jayde Adams will host. The chefs will judge three cooks who duke it out to create the best meal possible; the set will be edible too, with chocolate soil and a safe-to-drink stream. The show will drop on Netflix next year.
DISNEY+ PULLS SIMPSONS EPISODE? The full Simpsons library is available for the first time on Disney+, but a popular, and infamous, episode has been held back. Stark Raving Dad, from 1991, is not available, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Observers suspected that the show was nixed because Michael Jackson guest-starred as Leon Kompowsky, a man Homer meets in a mental institution. In March of this year, the episode was pulled from circulation following the release of HBO’s Leaving Neverland, in which Jackson was accused of molesting multiple boys. Jackson's estate has denied the allegations.