Son of Sam shooter who killed six was ‘possessed by demon dog called Harvey’

For an entire year, New York was held in the grip of a terrifying threat.

Serial killer David Berkowitz indiscriminately travelled around its neighbourhoods, shooting at will.

He killed six people and injured another seven after starting his killing spree in the summer of 1976 and into 1977.

Berkowitz was finally arrested in August 1977 after sending police and journalists a series of bizarre notes sent to officers.

In them, he mocked officers and vowed to commit further atrocities because they were unable to capture him.

He dubbed himself the Son of Sam, a chilling nickname that stuck, and came up with a truly bizarre motive for the attacks.

Berkowitz claimed he had been possessed by a demon, which had infested the body of his neighbour's dog, Harvey.

The cold-blooded killer insisted he was simply following the demon's instructions.

Harvey the dog, Berkowitz told police, belonged to his neighbour, Sam.

Berkowitz admitted in some of his chilling letters to police that he was a "monster" – but that he was not in control.

In one twisted note he said: "I am deeply hurt by your calling me a woman hater. I am not.

"But I am a monster. I am the Son of Sam. When father Sam gets drunk, he gets mean.

"He beats his family. Sometimes he ties me up to the back of the house.

"Other times he locks me in the garage. Sam loves to drink blood. 'Go out and kill', commands father Sam."

Berkowitz had been adopted as a child by a Jewish couple and he has been described as having a "troubled" childhood.

He developed an obsession with starting fires and in his bizarre diary, which was found after his arrest, he claimed he had started almost 1,500 in New York.

Friends and family described him as a bully and his adoptive dad told him his birth mother had died when he was born – a lie.

He managed to find his birth mother when he was discharged from the army, which he described as "wonderful".

But the lie coloured much of his life.

Berkowitz said: "Looking in retrospect, that characterised much of my life.

"I struggled a lot with depression as a child and obsessions with death because I thought I deserved to die."

Then, when he was still only a teenager, his adoptive mother passed away.

The pair had been extremely close and Berkowitz struggled to cope.

He said: "When you lose someone that you love is a sense of mourning.

"I tried to put it out of my mind. I was carrying around a lot of guilt. I was carrying around a lot of shame that I deserved to be punished.

"I can’t explain those things. Maybe I was angry at God and then, well, my birth mother and then, of course, my adoptive mother too. You know I found it very difficult."

By the mid-1970s, struggling with the fact he was an illegitimate child, Berkowitz started committing a series of increasingly violent crimes.

On Christmas Eve in 1975 he tried to commit his first murder – but it went very badly wrong.

Using a hunting knife, Berkowitz stabbed two women.

Tragically one has never bern formally identified while the other was Michelle Forman.

She survived but her injuries were serious – and Berkowitz was never suspected.

And when an old pal from the army bought him a .44 caliber Bulldog gun for Berkowitz, it was the beginning of a sinister obsession.

On July 29, 1976, Berkowitz carried out his first murder.

Two friends, Donna Lauria and Jody Valenti, were chatting in a car when Donna opened the door.

A menacing man appeared out of nowhere and Donna was startled.

It was Berkowitz, who pulled his gun from a paper bag, bent down into the car and pulled the trigger.

Donna was killed instantly while Jody was shot in the leg. As quickly as he had appeared Berkowitz fled.

While Jody survived, she could not describe the killer in any detail, simply saying he was white, in his 30s with short, curly, dark hair.

Three months later, Berkowitz struck again, employing an almost identical tactic to his first killing.

Carl Denaro and Rosemary Keenan were again chatting when the vehicle "exploded".

Carl had been shot in the head and had to have a metal plate fitted to his skull, although both survived.

Neither had seen their attacker.

Just a month later, Donna DeMasi and Joanne Lomino were talking on the front porch of Joanne's home after they had been to the cinema.

The two teenagers saw a dark haired man appear out of the darkness in military fatigues.

He started to ask them a question but before he finished, pulled out a gun and shot both victims once.

Despite being shot in the neck, Donna's injuries were not life-threatening.

However, Joanne had been shot in the back and was left paralysed for life after the terrifying incident.

Berkowitz's next strike would lead to his second murder in January 1977. Christine Freund and John Diel were sitting in their car after a trip to the cinema.

They were planning on continuing with their night out when theur car was hit by three gunshots,

John desperately drove off and had suffered minor injuries but Christine was been shot twice and died in hospital a few hours later.

Her death was the first time police started to link the shootings. 

Less than two months later Virginia Voskerichian was walking home from college when Berkowitz again appeared out of nowhere.

The 19-year-old tried to use her textbooks as a shield but they were useless against the bullets and she was killed.

Police were now certain the shootings were linked and held a press conference and a fever of fear gripped the city.

In April Alexander Esau and Valentina Suriani were again sitting and talking in a car when they were both shot twice,

Valentina was pronounced dead at the scene while Alexander died a couple of hours later in hospital.

He was unable to describe their attacker before he passed away.

But it was after this murder that Berkowitz first penned his sinsiter nickname by leaving a note at the crime scene, which was signed Son of Sam.

After describing himself as a monster, the letter read: "Papa Sam keeps me locked in the attic, too.

"I can't get out but I look out the attic window and watch the world go by. I feel like an outsider.

"I am on a different wave length then everybody else – programmed to kill. However, to stop me you must kill me."

Police had the letter analysed and a psychologist determined that whoever was behind the killings was likely suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and thought they were possessed.

But this was just the first of Berkowitz's notes.

He also wrote to Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin, with the words 'blood and family, darkness and death, absolute depravity, .44' on the envelope.

In it Berkowitz said: "Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C. which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine and blood.

"You must not forget Donna Lauria and you cannot let the people forget her either.

"She was a very, very sweet girl but Sam's a thirsty lad and he won't let me stop killing until he gets his fill of blood.

"Please inform all the detectives working the slaying to remain. Please inform all the detectives working the case that I wish them the best of luck.

"Keep 'em digging, drive on, think positive, get off your butts, knock on coffins, etc.

"Upon my capture I promise to buy all the guys working the case a new pair of shoes if I can get up the money. Son of Sam."

The letter was published in the New York Daily News, with Breslin urging the killer to hand himself into police.  

But Berkowitz's murder spree was far from over – he was preparing to kill again.

Almost a month after sending his first letter to police, Berkowitz targeted Sal Lupo and Judy Pacido as they also chatted in a car.

Three shots were fired into the vehicle.

Sal was shot in his arm while Judy was hit in the head, shoulder and neck. Amazingly, both victims survived but had not seen their attacker.

However, witnesses close by reported seeing a dark haired man close to the scene.

Despite police increasing patrols in the areas where the killer had been active previously, he changed his location for his final attack in July, 1977.

While they were sitting in a car, Stacy Moskowitz and Robert Violante were kissing when Berkowitz appeared out of nowhere and fired four gunshots into the vehicle.

Both were shot in the head and while Robert lost an eye, Stacy died from her injuries.

This time, though, someone had managed to get a close look at the man who turned out to be the killer.

Cacilia Davis was walking her dog and saw Berkowitz walk past, he stared at her, and as she went on her way she heard gunshots nearby.

But she was so terrified it took her four days to tell police what she had seen.

Officers checked all cars that had ticketed close by and Berkowitz's was among them.

Police waited outside to arrest him – and for a search warrant to search his flat and car – on August 11, 1977.

Then he appeared outside the apartment and Detective John Falotico made the decision to approach Berkowitz's car.

The .44-caliber Bulldog gun was foud in the car and Berkowitz admitted instantly that he was "Sam".

Just 30 minutes after officers started grilling him, Berkowitz confessed to his murder spree but insisted his neighbour's black Labrador, Harvey, was possessed by an ancient demon and had told him he had to kill.

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‘AGT’ Quarterfinals: Simon Cowell Criticizes 13-Year-Old Singer for ‘Terrible’ Song Choice

Not all of the performances in the episode receive negative reviews as Dwyane Wade’s Golden Buzzer V. Unbeatable proves that they’re worth their name with their incredible performance.

AceShowbiz -“America’s Got Talent” season 14 aired the second night of Live Shows on Tuesday, August 20. The episode saw the hopefuls hitting the stage to impress judges Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Howie Mandel and Gabrielle Union. While some acts successfully stunned everyone, some others were struggling.

Among those who received harsh criticism that night was 13-year-old singer Charlotte Summers, who belted out “Diamonds Are Forever” by Shirley Bassey. While Gabrielle praised Charlotte for her “amazing, unique talent,” Julianne told her that she didn’t see her personality in the song though she compared her voice to Jessie J.

Simon was also not a fan of her song choice. “Well look, as Julianne said, you have one of the best personalities of all the contestants we have this year. You really, really do. Your body language right now is telling us everything I know you are feeling and I am feeling right now, is that that was a terrible, terrible, terrible song choice for you. It really was,” he said.

“And you know, Charlotte, by the way, I hate saying this to you, I’m aware of how young you are. I’m really praying that the audience dismisses the song choice now — that wasn’t your fault — remembers what a great person you are, what a great singer you are, and how much better we could advise you if you make it through to the next round of the competition,” he went on saying, while Charlotte was crying on the stage. “Because America, this audience, is very forgiving. We’re not gonna judge you on the song. In fact, I’m gonna pretend that song never even existed and I’m only gonna remember you from what I saw before. It’s not your fault.”

The judges were also disappointed in danger act duo Nick and Lindsay’s performance. Nick sang Johnny Cash‘s “Ring of Fire” while Lindsay tried to throw knives, which were on fire, while blindfolded. Both Howie and Simon hit their red buzzers with Simon dubbing it the “worst live performance I’ve ever seen.”

Julianne loved Chris Klafford’s performance of his heartfelt original song, but Simon said he didn’t “feel the emotional connection” with the song and Howie agreed. Marina Mazepa also struggled that night. Simon hit his red buzzer and called her performance “boring.”

Not all of the performances that night received negative reviews. Dwyane Wade‘s Golden Buzzer V. Unbeatable proved that they’re worth their name with their incredible performance. “The creativity is incredible,” gushed Simon, while Howie said that it was “by far the best performance I have ever witnessed.”

Also receiving positive feedbacks were 11-year-old violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa and Ndlovu Youth Choir, who rounded out the night with their gorgeous performance. Gabrielle thought that they “set that stage on fire” and Howie added that there was “no better way to end this evening.”

“America’s Got Talent” season 14 airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on 8 P.M. on NBC.

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This Is Us Star Chris Sullivan Promises 'Completely Unexpected' Season 4

This Is Us’ fourth season is nearly here, and it seems there will be more twists and turns than ever before.

Chris Sullivan, who plays Toby Damon on the NBC hit series, told PEOPLE Now on Tuesday that the upcoming season 4 will be anything but predictable for fans.

“The places where this season goes, I think they’ve said it all … it is completely unexpected,” said Sullivan, 39.

“Wherever you think we are going, we are going in a completely different direction,” he added. “The way the stories are unfolding is pretty amazing. Our writers and Dan Fogelman have done a pretty amazing job over four seasons keeping people surprised.”

Throughout season 3, Toby struggled with his anxiety and depression as he and wife Kate (Chrissy Metz) awaited news of her pregnancy. During the pregnancy, Toby had a breakdown, which Sullivan recalls as his most “intense” scene he’s done on the series thus far.

Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Kate (Chrissy Metz)

“On that day, we were shooting two different crews, so the people who normally shoot with us were gone,” he explained to PEOPLE Now. “So it was a cameraman I had never met, a sound guy I had never met.”

“It hurts,” the actor noted of the change in production at the time, recalling, “It was like being surrounded by strangers, like alright, well there goes the kind of comfort level or the safety factor.”

The conclusion of the third season gave a peak into the future for the Pearson family, which showed most of the clan, Toby included, visiting an ailing Rebecca (Mandy Moore). In the present, Toby and Kate welcomed their son Jack, named after Kate’s late father (Milo Ventimiglia).

Last month, This Is Us earned eight total Emmy Award nominations, including Sullivan’s first-ever nomination in the supporting actor category. Moore, Ventimiglia, and Sterling K. Brown also earned nominations for their roles.

While details about the fourth season have been kept under wraps, it was confirmed in June that Once Upon a Time alum Jennifer Morrison would be joining the cast in a “substantial” recurring role.

In May, NBC announced that it had renewed This Is Us for an additional three seasons, taking the show through its sixth and likely final season in 2022.

“We’re roughly in the middle of where the television series is going to go,” Fogelman told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of season 3’s finale and ahead of the show’s renewal. “We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, and so we have a very direct plan. I have script pages I have written, and I’m writing that really deep, deep, deep into the future. We have a plan for what we’re going to do, and I know what the plan is.”

Ventimiglia, 41, shared in May that he knows how the series will end — and said it’s going to be “amazing.”

“By the time we get there, it is going to morph into something that we could not dream or imagine it could become,” he added, also sharing his appreciation for the team behind the show. “It’s a lovely machine of artists, and I’m grateful.”

This Is Us returns Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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'The Politician': The First Trailer For Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Series Is Here

Writer and creator Ryan Murphy has a brand new project headed to Netflix, and fans of his work are going to love it. Here’s a first look at the new trailer for The Politician, as well as everything you need to know about the series.

What is The Politician about?

Murphy’s latest series is about a high school race for student council president. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, as with everything Murphy does, it’s bound to feature death, camp, romance, and much more.

According to the synopsis, this isn’t exactly an anthology series like most of what we’ve seen from Murphy over the past several years. Rather, each season will continue to follow the same character, only it will showcase different political elections he is in. Season 1 of The Politician premieres Sept. 27, 2019. 

Murphy’s deal with Netflix

Ever since Nip/Tuck and Glee, Murphy has been all about Fox and its owned networks. Aside from the short-lived sitcom The New Normal, which aired on NBC, everything Murphy has been a part of has aired on the main network or FX. But that’s all about to change.

In 2018, Murphy inked a $300 million deal with Netflix. His current series like American Horror Story and American Crime Story will stay with FX, but moving forward, everything else he executive produces will be on the streaming service. That includes The Politician and the upcoming Sarah Paulson vehicle Ratched

The Politician’s first trailer is here

If you can watch the trailer above and not want to immediately binge this series, it may not be for you. But if you’re like the rest of us, you’re hooked right off the back on the political career of high school student Payton Hobart, who recruits a sickly girl, Infinity Jackson, to be his running mate.

Payton isn’t your ordinary teenager. He has big political dreams, and he’ll do anything to achieve them. However, his competition is determined to take him out. It’s a look at the cutthroat world of politics, but on a smaller scale. Think Reese Witherspoon in Election 20 years later, but with even more camp (as is expected with anything Murphy does).

Here’s how you know the stars of the series

Payton is portrayed by Ben Platt. This is Platt’s first big TV role, having first become famous for his starring role in the musical Dear Evan Hansen, which earned him a Tony. You may also recognize him as Benji, the magician friend of Jesse’s from the Pitch Perfect franchise.

Infinity is played by Zoey Deutch. Like her co-star, this is Deutch’s first regular TV role, having appeared in recurring roles on series such The Suite Life on Deck and Ringer. Deutch is an up-and-coming actress, appearing in The Disaster Artist and the Netflix rom-com Set It Up in recent years. She also has a role in the upcoming sequel Zombieland: Double Tap this year.

Who else stars in The Politician?

This series is star-studded, as you may expect given who Murphy has worked with in the past. Gwyneth Paltrow (who is married to Murphy’s frequent collaborator and the series’ co-creator Brad Falchuk) plays Payton’s mother, Georgina Hobart. 

Another familiar face is Jessica Lange, who has starred in many seasons of Murphy’s American Horror Story. She portrays Infinity’s mother (or perhaps grandmother), Rose. British actress Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) will also feature as Astrid, Payton’s primary opponent for student body president. 

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'Counting On': It's Another Girl for the Duggar Family as John David and Abbie Reveal Baby's Gender

It’s another girl for the Duggar family. John David Duggar, 29, and Abbie Duggar, 27, revealed on Tuesday that they are expecting a daughter. The couple, who married in November 2018, announced in early August that Abbie was pregnant with their first child. The baby is likely due in early February. 

Jana Duggar knew the baby’s gender before the rest of the family 

John David and Abbie announced their baby’s gender during a celebration at his parents’ house. The couple reported that the crowd was pretty evenly divided between those who expected a boy and those who predicted a girl. 

“We knew the gender of the baby, but our family didn’t. Nobody else here except for Jana knew,” John David explained in a video for TLC. John David and Jana Duggar are twins, so it’s not surprising that the couple let her in on the secret before the rest of the family. 

“I’m really looking forward to having a baby girl around the house,” the dad-to-be added. “I just hope she’s as pretty as her momma.” 

John David and Abbie’s baby might get this hand-me-down from her cousin 

John David and Abbie are understandably thrilled about their new baby. In the TLC video, they shared their plans for the nursery, explaining that the baby will probably sleep in the guest room at first since they have a small house. 

With so many cousins, the couple might also be able to rely on hand-me-downs to keep expenses down. Perhaps they’ll even get some gently used items from Abbie’s sister-in-law Jinger, whose daughter Felicity is just over a year old. Specifically, it sounds like Abbie is interested in an item that is frequently seen on Felicity: hair bows. 

“I’m so excited about hair bows and pink dresses and lots of sparkle,” Abbie said. Jinger often shares pictures of her daughter with giant bows on her head. 

John David and Abbie aren’t the only Duggars having a girl 

The Duggars are in the midst of a baby boom. In addition to Abbie, three other Duggar women are currently pregnant. Plus, Jessa Duggar gave birth to her third child earlier this year. 

Not only are there plenty of babies on the way, but all of the new additions to the Duggar family will be girls. Jessa gave birth to a daughter named Ivy Jane in May. And Josiah and Lauren Duggar; Joseph and Kendra Duggar; and Anna and Josh Duggar are all also expecting girls. 

The wave of little girls is a bit of change for the family. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar currently have 13 grandchildren, nine of whom are boys. Until Jinger’s daughter Felicity daughter was born in 2018, there was a three-year period where all six Duggar babies born were boys. But by early next year, they’ll have eight girls and nine boys, for a nearly even gender split. 

Read more: Jessa Duggar Returns to Instagram as ‘Counting On’ Fans Voice Concern About Her Social Media Absence

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Pregnant Lauren Duggar Shows Off Her Growing Baby Bump in Fitted Floral Dress and Heels

Pregnant Lauren (Swanson) Duggar is all smiles!

The Counting On star, who is expecting her first child, shared two photos of herself and husband Josiah Duggar to their joint Instagram following a smile-filled weekend.

In the first of two snaps, the couple stands side-by-side with their arms wrapped around each other as Lauren lovingly gazes at Josiah, 22. For the second image, Josiah sweetly kisses Lauren’s forehead as she cradles her baby bump.

“Happy Sunday!💞” the post was captioned.

The pair adorably color-coordinated for the mini photo shoot, with the mama-to-be donning a knee-length, floral-adorned white dress, a pink sweater and tan-colored heels. As for Josiah, he sported a pale pink dress shirt, grey pants and brown shoes.

Josiah Duggar and Lauren (Swanson) Duggar

The sweet photos come nearly two months after Josiah and Lauren announced that they are expecting a baby girl.

“We are so grateful that God has blessed us with a sweet baby girl!” the Counting On couple said in a statement on the Duggar family website at the end of June. “If she only knew how loved she is already and how many people are already praying for her! She truly is a gift… a miracle from God.”

They announced the sex of their little one on the way at a reveal party with family and friends, where balloons were filled with white, pink or blue confetti and guests were told to pop them to determine the sex of the baby. When the last balloon was popped, pink confetti exploded in the air.

And Josiah’s brother, John David Duggar is also preparing to welcome a baby girl with wife Abbie Burnett.

Lauren (Swanson) Duggar and Josiah Duggar

In May, Josiah and Lauren exclusively announced to PEOPLE that they are expecting their new addition less than a year after suffering a miscarriage in October.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above and we are looking forward to this new season of parenting together!” they said in a statement.

In PEOPLE’s exclusive photos of the couple, the parents-to-be were all smiles as they posed in front of a sign that reads: “Rainbow after the storm. Baby #2.”

Counting On returns to TLC this fall.

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Why 'The View' Is Afraid to Get Rid of Meghan McCain

Though The View has been on hiatus since the first week of August, that doesn’t mean Meghan McCain has been quietly enjoying her vacation time. On August 11, the conservative co-host of the daytime talk show took to Twitter to lash out at Elle Magazine.

Elle, below a Miley Cyrus cover spread and headline, had featured a second header reading, “Meghan McCain Is Having a Bad Week.” As with so many other things in her life, that headline drew scorn and a considerable dose of self-pity from McCain.

For fans of The View, it probably seemed like just another day. McCain has voiced her displeasure with so many aspects of the show you might wonder why she keeps working on it — and why ABC keeps her aboard.

When rumors swirled about McCain’s potential departure in July, The View was quick to close ranks. Judging by the network’s comments and the current status of the show, it doesn’t take much to understand why.

‘The View’ has found great success with the current lineup.

In the Barbara Walters era, The View was ruled with a bit of an iron fist by a powerful media figure. Walters relentlessly pursued quality and wanted the best co-hosts the network could afford. These days, it’s very different.

Whoopi Goldberg, the show’s moderator and biggest draw, considers the show “a job” and little more. She can’t be bothered to play puppet-master as Walters once did. So the show’s unseen producers and network executives run the show.

To them, there’s likely nothing about The View they’d want to change (as far as the cast is concerned). After all, the show’s ratings are great, the cast received Emmy nominations for last season, and the New York Times called it “the most important political TV show in America” earlier in 2019.

Despite her thin skin and record of on-air meltdowns, McCain has a share of that success. Disrupting the show’s current balance (however fragile) could change that.

Most fans would probably dislike McCain’s replacement, anyway.

Before The View fired Elisabeth Hasselbeck (something Walters lied about on the air), the network’s research was showing she was the least-liked co-host on the show. If you go by social media and other informal metrics, you might come to the conclusion McCain is the least popular co-host these days.

However, that could simply be the case for any conservative co-host on the show. After all, the left-leaning Whoopi and Joy Behar are the show’s fixtures while the remainder of the cast has only been around a few years.

Hilary Estey McLoughlin, the show’s senior executive producer, has acknowledged how the show’s conservative chair can have a tough time. “It’s a hard job,” McLoughlin told The Daily Beast. “It’s the hardest job on the show, for sure.”

In other words, The View could replace McCain, but it could find itself struggling to regain the conservative-liberal tension the way it did after Hasselbeck’s departure. (Producers admitted they made a mistake firing Behar and Hasselbeck.)

ABC, in the midst of a constantly shifting media landscape, likely has no interest in experimenting. They have a winning product and they’ll stick with it.

As for McCain, we can’t think of a job that would give her a bigger platform. We imagine she’ll do whatever it takes to stay on The View as long as she can.

Also see: Here’s How Long ‘The View’ Will Be on Summer Hiatus

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'Hawkeye': Writer/Producer Amy Berg Revealed She Got Passed Up By Marvel for Disney+ Series

Marvel is carefully eyeing its targets for the Hawkeye series creative team. While little is known about the upcoming Disney+ TV series starring Jeremy Renner as the Earth’s mightiest archer, a new revelation from writer and producer Amy Berg suggests that Marvel is narrowing down its shortlist for the Hawkeye series writer. Which means that a showrunner and cast announcement could soon be on its way.

TV writer/producer Amy Berg revealed that she was in talks with Marvel to work on the Disney+ Hawkeye series, but that she has been passed up for the job.

“I haven’t lost out on many jobs over my career, but I lost out on one today that stings just a bit,” Berg said in a tweet accompanied by an image from Matt Fraction and David Aja’s acclaimed Hawkeye comic book run. “Sad to say, you’re not going to see my take on these two. I think you would’ve loved it.”

It’s Marvel’s most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice…and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to get some downtime from being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…but when the apartment building he’s moved into, and the neighbors he’s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say “bro” an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family…any way he can.

There’s not much more information that can be gleaned from Berg’s revelation other than the suggestion that Marvel is scoping out writers for the series. That could mean we’ll soon get an announcement of a showrunner and, most importantly, the casting for Kate Bishop — the “better version” of Hawkeye, as Renner humbly said at Marvel’s San Diego Com-Con panel. Renner described the series as a story following Hawkeye as he teaches someone else how to be a superhero without super powers.

Hawkeye will debut on Disney+ sometime in fall 2021.

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'Rambo: Last Blood' Trailer: Stallone's Past and Present Merge Into One

Sylvester Stallone’s farewell tour to his most iconic roles continues

After saying goodbye to Rocky in the “Creed” films, Sylvester Stallone is finally fulfilling years of promises to give John Rambo his swan song with “Rambo: Last Blood,” which got a new trailer from Lionsgate on Tuesday.

The plot is one that isn’t too different from what fans of the bloody mercenary are used to. Rambo now lives a quiet life on a farm near the Mexican border, only to have that life turned upside down when the daughter of one of his closest friends (Yvette Monreal) is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel. The trailer shows Rambo doing what he does best: blow stuff up, bash skulls in, stab through rib cages, and fire lethal arrows from his infamous bow.

And amidst the action, we see sepia-toned shots of Rambo from his ripped, long-haired 80s heyday, sending another message that this is indeed the capstone on a five film series that marked Stallone’s transition from America’s favorite underdog to its most lethal cinematic killer. Not that we blame him — after all, they drew first blood, not him.

“Rambo: Last Blood” is directed by Adrian Grunberg from a script by Stallone and Matt Cirulnick. It hits theaters September 20. Watch the trailer above.

10 Hollywood Entertainers With Porn Pasts, From Sylvester Stallone to Sasha Grey

  • Sylvester Stallone – The Italian Stallion earned his nickname the hard way in a softcore skin flick called “The Party at Kitty and Stud’s” that was released in 1970 — six years before “Rocky” made him a household name.

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  • Sasha Grey – This hardcore porn starlet went legit with Steven Soderbergh’s experimental drama “The Girlfriend Experience,” which led to roles in several other mainstream movies, including “I Melt With You” and “Open Windows.”

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  • Jackie Chan – From the Bronx to the bedroom, Jackie Chan has rumbled everywhere, including a 1975 Hong Kong movie called “All in the Family” that includes one of only two sex scenes featuring the martial arts master.

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  • Joanie Laurer – Best known as Chyna, one of the WWE’s marquee wrestling stars, she retired from the ring and entered the adult film industry, starring in the sex tape “One Night in China” and the XXX movie “Backdoor to China.”

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  • Marilyn Chambers – She worked with director David Cronenberg and “Friday the 13th” producer Sean S. Cunningham before building herself into an adult-oriented brand and becoming one of the faces of the XXX movie biz.

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  • Traci Lords – This teenage sex goddess got off her back to work with John Waters on “Cry-Baby” and “Serial Mom,” and she never looked back other than to co-star in Kevin Smith’s 2008 movie “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”

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  • Simon Rex – He starred in a series of porn movies, including “Young, Hard and Solo II and III,” that were aimed at gay audiences well before he landed roles in the TV series “Felicity” and “Jack & Jill” and a bunch of “Scary Movie” sequels in the 2000s.

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  • Tom Sizemore – The “Saving Private Ryan” star showed his own privates online via his website – which saw him embracing his porn-ready last name.

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  • Ron Jeremy – The Hedgehog, as he’s affectionaly known, showed his legitimate acting chops in Adam Rifkin’s comedy “Homo Erectus,” as well as edgy indies such as “Spun” and “The Rules of Attraction.”

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  • Sibel Kekilli – The German actress who plays Shae on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” got her start in porn, performing under the name Dilara.

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Long before James Deen tried to break into the mainstream, other skin-flick veterans have brought their talents to legitimate films

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Love Island's Harley Brash shoves her tongue down Sam Bird's throat in unseen pics before doomed relationship with Chris

LOVE Island's Harley Brash was spotted shoving her tongue down Sam Bird's throat in unseen pictures taken before her Love Island stint.

The 20-year-old shot to fame as a contestant on this year's show and found love with Chris Taylor.

However, long before entering the famous villa, Harley was already pals with 2018 contestants Ellie Brown, Adam Collard and Zara McDermott.

In old photos obtained by the Sun from last year, the Geordie beauty was snapped getting up close and personal with Sam Bird while on a night out in London.

Dressed in a figure hugging white dress, Harley appeared to be a little worse for wear as she licked Sam's face while Samira Mighty watched on in the background.

The unseen snaps come less than a week after The Sun Online revealed that Harley and her Love Island beau Chris had been the first couple from the show to split.

A source close to the couple told The Sun Online: “Harley and Chris broke up a couple of days ago, it was really amicable and they both agreed they’ll stay friends.

“Sadly there’s no romance there – it was just a holiday fling.”

The couple had remained fiercely tight-lipped about the split over fears they could miss out on lucrative opportunities – such as the ITV2 Supermarket Sweep reboot with Rylan Clark-Neal which they filmed together on Wednesday last week despite secretly no longer being an item.

Our source added: “Nobody wants to be the first couple to split up – it’s embarrassing and there’s so much pressure to stay together to make money.

“It’s all over but they don’t really want fans to know that – they’d rather someone else split up first!”

Another source behind the scenes of Supermarket Sweep revealed: "They barely spoke to each other all day – it was obvious there's nothing between them. 

"She arrived to filming first and he came separately – they were definitely faking it for the show."

But, Chris took to Instagram yesterday to confirm their split.

Alongside a photo of him and Harley from happier times, he wrote: "A serious post for once guys. I’m sad to say that both Harley and I have parted ways.

"Both of us have been very busy with separate opportunities and haven’t had enough quality time for each other.

"We both have the upmost support and respect for one another and the decision was made amicably.

"I wish her all the best and will always be glad we rode the Love Island adventure together.

"I will be very proud of everything she has done and everything she’ll do.

"The future is bright crumpet go get em! Chris xx."

Their split came just 18 days after announcing they were dating "exclusively" and not seeing anyone else when probed by host Caroline Flack on spin-off show After Sun.

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