ABC: Constance Wu's job

safe after online rant

ABC's entertainment president says "Fresh Off the Boat" star Constance Wu's job is safe despite her online rant.

The "Crazy Rich Asians" star posted an expletive-filled lament last week when the comedy's renewal was announced.

No thought was given to recasting Wu's role as the sitcom's mom, network executive Karey Burke told a teleconference Tuesday.

Burke said she's choosing to believe Wu's most recent comment, that she's happy to return to "Fresh Off the Boat."

 

'GOT' show runners

get 2022 'Star Wars'

A piece of the "Star Wars" puzzle has just fallen into place.

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says Tuesday that "Game of Thrones" show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on the new "Star Wars" film expected in theaters in December 2022.

Iger revealed the information at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit in New York. He also said he would not be commenting further.

The company had previously announced that "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson, separately, and Benioff and Weiss were working on new "Star Wars" films but it wasn't clear whose would come first.

 

Elder abuse charges

involve late Stan Lee

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been charged in California with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mastermind.

A request for a restraining order filed last year by Lee's daughter alleged Keya Morgan was manipulating the mentally declining Lee, preventing him from seeing family and friends, and trying to take control of his money and business affairs.

The felony charges filed Friday by Los Angeles County prosecutors against the 43-year-old Morgan include theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. A misdemeanor count also alleges elder abuse.