Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: March 30

‘Full House’ May Return for New Season on Netflix
Netflix is one step closer to ordering a new season of “Full House,” the ABC sitcom that ran from 1987-95 starring John Stamos and Bob Saget.

Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles
Legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after falling ill at her L.A. home.

Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ Destroys Records With $143.6 Million Debut
“Furious 7″ raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend.

‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell Lands Casey Jones Role in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′
Stephen Amell has been tapped to play Casey Jones in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ for Paramount and Platinum Dunes.

Man Shoots and Kills Himself at Universal Studios
One man is dead after fatally shooting himself at the Universal Studios theme park on Friday.

This Week in Entertainment 1968

Showbiz ground to a halt in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. As Variety reported, the Oscars were postponed and the Governors’ Ball was canceled entirely, among other measures within the industry. The civil rights leader, who preached the importance of non-violent protest, was shot outside his Lorraine Motel room in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 39. A Missouri State Penitentiary fugitive named James Earl Ray was arrested for the crime two months later at London’s Heathrow Airport, and, was sentenced to 99 years in prison after pleading guilty on March 10, 1969. Ray died in prison in 1998. The motel where King was shot is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum.

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