Di­rec­tor’s chair:

The Morning Call - - ENTERTAINM­ENT NEWS -

For­mer Dis­ney kid Bella Thorne is mak­ing her di­rec­to­rial de­but — on Porn­hub. The ac­tress, au­thor and mu­si­cian joined the porn site’s Vi­sion­ar­ies Di­rec­tor’s Se­ries with “Her & Him,” which tells the Romeo and Juliet-like story of two star-crossed lovers, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from Porn­hub. Their love is reck­less and dan­ger­ous and “tran­scends time and space,” it says.

Chris­leys in court:

Re­al­ity TV stars Todd and Julie Chris­ley are due in court on tax eva­sion and other fed­eral charges. An ini­tial ap­pear­ance for the “Chris­ley Knows Best” stars was sched­uled for Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon. The 12-count in­dict­ment also ac­cuses the pair of con­spir­acy, bank fraud and wire fraud. Lawyers for the cou­ple have said the Chris­leys are in­no­cent of all charges.

Tyson on TV:

Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a se­ries reg­u­lar in Ava DuVer­nay’s new ro­mance an­thol­ogy se­ries on OWN, “Cher­ish the Day.” The net­work said the 94-year-old le­gend will play Miss Luma Lee Langston, a star of stage and screen in decades past. The se­ries will chron­i­cle the lives of one cou­ple per sea­son, with each episode span­ning a sin­gle day.

Aug. 15 birth­days:

Ac­tress Phyl­lis Smith is 70. Ac­tress Tess Harper is 69. Ac­tor Zeljko Ivanek is 62. Ac­tor Ron­dell Sheri­dan is 61. Di­rec­tor Alejandro Gon­za­lez Inar­ritu is 56. Ac­tress De­bra Mess­ing is 51. Ac­tor An­thony An­der­son is 49. Ac­tor Ben Af­fleck is 47. Ac­tress Emily Kin­ney is 34. Singer Joe Jonas is 30. Ac­tress Jen­nifer Lawrence is 29.


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