KEVIN HART TO INTERVIEW TREVOR NOAH, HOWIE MANDEL: The Just for Laughs festival has recruited Kevin Hart to debut his new talkshow Hart to Hart in Montreal later this month. Hart will interview Trevor Noah, Howie Mandel and two other still-to-be-named celebrity guests before a live audiences for his new one-on-one TV interview show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, Hart has also signed on to star in the live-action Monopoly movie, Sony’s Fatherhood and remake Scrooged with Paramount.
AMAZON SLAMS JOHN OLIVER’S DEPICTION OF WAREHOUSE WORKERS: Amazon thinks John Oliver’s depiction of conditions at its shipping and warehouse facilities “insulting.” During Sunday’s Last Week Tonight on HBO, he said: “The injury and illness rate in the warehouse industry is higher than coal mining, construction and logging,” dubbing Amazon the “Michael Jackson” of shipping because they’re “the best at what they do, everybody tries to imitate them, and nobody who learns a third thing about them is happy they did.” In a statement, Dave Clark, Amazon’s SVP of Worldwide Operations, said: “As a fan of the show, I enjoy watching John make an entertaining case for the failings of companies, governments and most recently – Mount Everest. But he is wrong on Amazon. Industry-leading $15 minimum wage and comprehensive benefits are just one of many programs we offer…”
ALL EYES ON THE BACHELORETTE: ABC’s The Bachelorette enjoyed its sixth straight Monday at the top of the charts. The show has been winning the key 18-49 demo with a 1.5 rating, against NBC's American Ninja Warrior (0.8). This week garnered 5.66 million viewers, which may end up being a season high for the show. Are you tuning in?
GREMLINS PREQUEL SET: WarnerMedia’s streaming service is moving forward with an animated prequel series titled Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. The film is set in 1920s Shanghai and the series will tell the story of Sam Wing, the future shop owner from the 1984 film. The 30-minute episodes have received a 10-episode order