In The Headlines: Ashton Kutcher Salutes Jon Cryer, Dustin Diamond Explains His ‘Saved’ Reunion No-Show & More!

* It’s son number two for Eric Church! Yes, the country singer and his wife Katherine welcomed Tennessee Hawkins Church to the world on February 15. The wee lad, who’ll go by “Hawk,’ weighed a very respectable 6 lbs., 12 oz. “I’m thrilled that Hawk and his mom are doing well,” the 37-year-old gushed in a Thursday Facebook post. “We aren’t sleeping very much, but we are enjoying every part of this incredible journey. I’m very blessed and thankful.”

* Whither Screech? Dustin Diamond’s explanation for why he wasn’t involved in that much blogged about Saved By The Bell reunion on the Tonight Show is pretty straightforward: He wasn’t invited. “It would have been fun, but I don’t see it as a personal insult,”; the former NBC Saturday morning staple told Fox. “Here’s the way I look at it. I walk a very honest and humble path, and I know what kind of person I am. I’m very comfortable where I fit in life. I want to have a family. I want to have kids and I want to raise them right. I’m playing comedy clubs. I’m not rich, but I make a living. I’ve tripped and fallen many times in my life. If you don’t, how do you learn?”; Factor in Diamond’s recent legal troubles and cast members panning the actor’s tell all memoir and you can imagine why his old TV colleagues might be reluctant to give him a call. Speaking of Saved By The Bell stars that were absent on Fallon, a rep for Lark Voorhies (a.k.a. Lisa) had such their client had an “intense work schedule”; that prevented an appearance. [Just Jared]

* Depending on your viewpoint, Two and a Half Men packing it in is either a godsend or a source of heartbreak. The long-running divisive CBS sitcom will be saying goodbye with its finale tonight and Ashton Kutcher was moved to salute his co-star Jon Cryer on Facebook before the show’s final chapter. Kutcher wasn’t just complimentary of his co-star, he borderline canonized the man. The show might not be your thing, but the touching caption in the picture below is still worth a read.

* A new film in the Alien universe is on its way and District 9 visionary Neill Blomkamp has been selected as the director to helm it. The South African filmmaker posted a pic on Instagram yesterday that confirmed the rumblings that he will follow up his latest flick Chappie with a new instalment in the iconic science fiction franchise.

Um… So I think it’s officially my next film. #alien

A photo posted by Brownsnout (@neillblomkamp) on Feb 18, 2015 at 3:55pm PST

// new movie will reportedly take place years after the events of the upcoming Ridley Scott directed/produced Prometheus sequel. Blomkamp’s film will be a distinct film from Scott’s, although the man that helmed the first Alien film will be taking a producer’s role on this project as well. [Deadline Hollywood]



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