Daily Scoop – August 19, 2016

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Andrea Martin is touching up with a little ‘Hairspray’… details in your Daily Scoop.

Canadian actress Andrea Martin has joined the cast of NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live.’  Martin is set to take on the role of Prudy Pingleton, the mother of Ariana Grande’s character, Penny.  Martin is also set to star in the NBC comedy ‘Great News’ from Tina Fey in 2017.  ‘Hairspray Live’ will air on December 7.

Adam West and Burt Ward are heading back to the Batcave.  It has been announced the former Batman and Robin will return to the iconic roles for a new animated film.  ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ is set to hit Blu-ray and DVD on November 1 and will also see the return of Julie Newmar, who will be once again taking on the role of Catwoman.

Natalie Portman is done with Thor and Marvel.  Portman recently revealed during an interview that she’s done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe saying “As far as I know, I’m done.  I mean, I don’t know if maybe one day they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever, I have no idea. But as far as I know, I’m done, but it was a great thing to be a part of.”

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