Penelope Cruz to Take Part in One World Campaign’s #PassTheMic COVID-19 Awareness Campaign

Penelope Cruz is passing the mic for a good cause…

The 46-year-old Spanish actress is among the celebrities who’ll be surrendering their social media accounts for ONE World Campaign’s #PassTheMic campaign. 

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The campaign will have actors like Cruz, Julia RobertsDanai GuriraHugh JackmanDavid OyelowoShailene Woodley and Rainn Wilson handing over their platforms to global health, economic and policy experts and frontline workers. 

The experts will offer pertinent information grounded in data, science and facts as they address why a global response to this pandemic is so crucial.

The campaign will kick off on Thursday with Roberts handing off her accounts to Dr. Anthony Fauci who is a key member of the White House’s coronavirus task force and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Yemi AladeConnie BrittonMillie Bobby BrownSarah Jessica ParkerBusy PhilippsRita WilsonRobin Wright and more also set to participate. 

Experts taking over their accounts include Bill Frist (physician and former US Senator from Tennessee, Doctor), Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (former President of Liberia), Vera Songwe (Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa), Craig Spencer (Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center) among others.

#PasstheMic is part of One’s One World Campaign call-to-action for a global response to COVID-19 looks to protect the most vulnerable and supports people worst hit economically while strengthening health systems and creating a more equal world.

TBS Renews Gomez’s “Cougar Town” for Sixth and Final Season

Ian Gomez is staying in Cougar Town one more season…

TBS has renewed Cougar Town, starring the 49-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor, for a sixth and final season, according to TVGuide.com.

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The network has ordered a total of 13 episodes of the ensemble comedy, which will air in early 2015.

Set in the fictional town of Gulfhaven, Florida (nicknamed “Cougar Town” since its high school teams are the Cougars), the series focuses on a woman in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls, and rewards of life’s next chapter, along with her son, ex-husband, and wine-lovingfriends who together make up her dysfunctional, but supportive and caring extended family.

After starting on ABCCougar Town moved to TBS for its fourth season.

Along with Gomez, who portrays Andy on the show, the series also stars Courteney CoxChrista MillerBusy PhilippsDan ByrdJosh Hopkins and Brian Van Holt.

Gomez’s “Cougar Town” to Return for a Fifth Season on TBS

Ian Gomez’s cougar days will continue for at least another season…

TBS has renewed Cougar Town, which stars the part-Puerto Rican actor, for a fifth season.

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The network saved the series from cancellation by taking it over from ABC for its current fourth season.

Cougar Town’s fifth season, which will air in 2014, will feature 13 episodes.

The ABC Studios-produced series, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 pm, will have its season four finale on April 9.

Since its launch on the network January 8, the show has averaged 2.8 million viewers and 1.7 million adults 18-49  in the Live+7, ranking as TBS’ top original primetime series ever in total viewers and the demo. It also is drawing younger viewers than during its last season on ABC by a median age of 7 years.

Cougar Town has been everything we hoped it would be: a smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud comedy that shines a bright light on the TBS brand,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies.

Along with Gomez, who portrays the lovable Andy on Cougar Town, the series stars Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins and Brian Van Holt.

Cox and David Arquette also serve as executive producers on the show.

Muniz to Make a Cameo Appearance on “Don’t Trust the B—-“

Frankie Muniz is about to meet the B—- in Apartment 23

The 26-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor has signed on to appear on the second-season premiere of ABC‘s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, which stars James Van Der Beek as a heightened version of himself.

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Muniz, best known for starring on Fox’s family comedy Malcolm in the Middle, will play himself In the episode, in which TV JVDB (as producers call the onscreen version of James Van Der Beek on the show) will attempt to stage a Dawson’s Creek reunion, enlisting the help of former co-star Busy Philipps — who played Audrey on the former WB coming-of-age drama.

In addition to Muniz, the episode will star Mark-Paul Gosselaar—aka Saved by the Bell‘s Zack Morris—will make a cameo appearance as himself in the episode, which will reunite child stars who fronted their own series.

Apartment 23 returns in its new time slot on Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30 pm ET.