Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:
- Kathy Griffin has been widely criticized for a gory photo shoot with Donald Trump's (fake) head
- Then she apologized
- But President Trump didn't accept Griffin's apology
- Neither did First Lady Melania Trump
- And now CNN has fired Griffin
- Lebanon has officially banned 'Wonder Woman' over star's Israeli heritage
- Olivia Newton-John has a new cancer diagnosis; her June shows are postponed
Ending months of speculation, CBS offered its first look at "Star Trek: Discovery" at its upfront presentation in New York on Wednesday afternoon.
To this point, details had been scarce about the latest addition to the Star Trek universe. We knew the ship's name and, back in September, what it looked like, but beyond that the network had been cagey about the series, which initially was to be written by Bryan Fuller of "Hannibal" and "American Gods" fame but now that role has gone to Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts of "Pushing Daisies."
A recently revealed promotional still from the series, which features Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green (pictured above), features a desert landscape and, some fans noticed, a certain resemblance to Daisy Ridley from "Star Wars."
In Wednesday's presentation, a few more details emerged. The series will be set 10 years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, and CBS has upped its initial order of episodes from 13 to 15. The series will also come with its own post-show wrap-up, "Talking Trek."
"Star Trek: Discovery" will premiere this fall.