Medical drama Grey's Anatomy has broken television records after landing a 16th and 17th season. The series will run for another two years, with star Ellen Pompeo committed for the long run. This year, Grey's Anatomy, which was created by Shonda Rhimes, passed ER as the longest-running primetime medical drama in TV history with the most episodes, and now it will also become the longest-running medical drama outright, with 17 seasons, compared to ER's 15. Grey's Anatomy, which first aired in 2005, follows Pompeo's character, Meredith Grey, and a team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial, as they tackle life-or-death experiences on a daily basis. ABC TV bosses have also renewed two more hit Rhimes series - Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Station 19 for a third season and How to Get Away with Murder for a sixth season. Announcing the news in a joint statement with producing partner Betsy Beers on Friday (10May19), Rhimes revealed executive producer Krista Vernoff will "oversee" Station 19 when the drama returns, adding, "The creativity she brings to the Grey’s Anatomy universe continues a tradition of storytelling we hold dear." Meanwhile, actors Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli and Greg Germann have all been promoted to series regulars for the 16th season of Grey's Anatomy. Germann and Borelli have been recurring on the show for the past two seasons, while Carmack joined at the beginning of the current 15th season. "Chris, Jake, and Greg have been recurring for us as guest stars and have popped as fan favorites," Vernoff explains. "We are excited to continue revealing their characters and we are beyond thrilled to welcome them to the Grey’s Anatomy family."
The Spice Girls have reportedly been offered a Las Vegas residency. The group, consisting of Mel B, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel C, are reuniting for a U.K. comeback tour without their fifth member - Victoria Beckham - this June (19). And while talks about taking the tour Stateside have been rumoured for some time, it's now been claimed that the four-piece group are considering following in the footsteps of stars such as Celine Dion and Britney Spears by taking on a residency in Sin City. According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, the group have been offered a big money deal at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace. "The girls haven't committed to a full U.S. tour, but their production team think a residency could be the perfect fit," a source told the publication. "There is massive money on the table depending on how their UK tour goes. When Celine Dion leaves The Colosseum next June the owners are planning a refurb and want a flagship act to get punters back when it reopens." While Geri, Mel C and Emma are all based in the U.K., Mel B lives in Los Angeles - meaning a residency would be the "perfect fit" for her. And her bandmates are also said to be keen on the idea because it requires less of a commitment than a full U.S. tour. Reports are continuing to swirl about animosity between Mel B and Geri following the former's revelation that she had sex with Ginger Spice in the Spice Girls' heyday. While Geri, Emma and Mel C have been rehearsing for the upcoming tour in London, Mel B has been practising on her own in Los Angeles - fuelling rumours of a falling out.
Nick Jonas won Priyanka Chopra over by showing the actress he "respects" her. The former Quantico actress, who is set to marry the singer following a whirlwind romance, opened up on what women should look for when searching for Mr. Right using dating apps. And at the Bumble India launch in New York City on Monday night (29Oct18), she shared how Nick, 26, won her over. “Truly this is what worked for me, he has to be someone who respects you,” Priyanka told People at the event held at Gramercy Park Hotel Rooftop. “By that, I don’t mean makes coffee for you, not that. But someone who respects the hard work you put into your life. “Who respects that if his work is important, so is yours,” she continued. “Or if he makes choices that are important to him, so is your opinion. That’s respect, and that’s incredible to have.” Priyanka went on to explain it makes everything "so easy" in a relationship "because you trust each other." And she added that women shouldn't "settle for less than that.” The Baywatch star is an investor in Bumble India and is also bringing Bumble BFF, the friendship version, and Bumble Bizz, for networking, to her home country. Her comments come days after she celebrated her bridal shower at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Box Cafe in New York City. Guests included members of both Priyanka and Nick's family, and friends including Lupita Nyong’o and Kelly Ripa. Fiance Nick was travelling and was unable to attend the shower which featured the star's "favourite foods and cocktails and songs". “This was not a conventional shower, it was a nightclub in Tiffany,” she smiled to People. “There was so much dancing — like five hours of dancing. It was amazing! "It was so special and wonderful. It was such an eclectic, fun, diverse, cool group of women that it just made me so happy."
Madonna has cemented her position as the Queen of Pop after she was named the all-time top female artist in the 60-year history of the Billboard Hot 100. The Vogue hitmaker has racked up 57 entries and 12 number ones on the pop chart, while she also holds the record for the most top 10 mentions among all acts with 38. Interestingly, the Billboard countdown was first published on 4 August, 1958 - just 12 days before Madonna was born. She will celebrate her 60th birthday on 16 August (18). She tops Mariah Carey, who takes second place among the top-performing female solo artists with 18 Hot 100 chart-toppers - the most for any solo act - while she also boasts the most cumulative weeks in first place of any act with 79. Rounding out the top five are Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna, who made her chart debut in 2005 and already has the third-best track record when it comes to Hot 100 number ones with 14. Olivia Newton-John, Aretha Franklin, pop rivals Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, and Diana Ross complete the top 10. The list of the all-time top female artists on the Hot 100 emerges shortly after Elton John was named the most successful male solo act with nine number ones, 27 top 10s, and a total of 67 entries, according to Billboard. He beat Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder to pole position, while Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney also scored spots in the top five, with Usher, Prince, Rod Stewart, Drake, and Marvin Gaye making up the rest of the top 10.