Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: April 6

Nina Dobrev, Michael Trevino Leaving ‘Vampire Diaries’
“The Vampire Diaries” cast members Nina Dobrev and Michael Trevino have announced they are leaving the popular CW series.

DirecTV Told to Pull Rob Lowe Ads After Comcast Complaint
The Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division, ruling on a complaint by Comcast, said DirecTV should discontinue certain claims made in a series of TV commercials featuring Rob Lowe.

ABC To Air Two-Hour Interview Between Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer
ABC News will air a two-hour interview between Diane Sawyer and Bruce Jenner, the Olympian whose quest for sexual identity has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks. The special’s airdate falls on the second day of TV’s May sweeps period.

Eddie Redmayne the Frontrunner to Star in ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff
Eddie Redmayne, who just won the Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” may have a few more magic tricks up his sleeve. Sources tell Variety that Redmayne is the favorite to play Newt Scamander in Warner Bros.’ hotly anticipated “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Next ‘Spider-Man’ Will Still Be Peter Parker, Kevin Feige Confirms
Although we already knew that the new “Spider-Man” would return to high school, it’s now confirmed that Sony Pictures will reintroduce Peter Parker in the film instead of opting for another character (like Miles Morales) to suit-up as the webslinger.
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This Week in Entertainment 1912
The ill-fated British passenger liner Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from South Hampton in the U.K. to New York City on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, and the entertainment community mourned with the rest of the world. The sinking took the lives of 1,500 people and the tale of the fateful voyage was portrayed in plays, miniseries and films, the most famous being James Cameron’s Oscar winning “Titanic” in 1997, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

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