Entertainment news roundup: Actor Lance Reddick, police chief of ‘The Wire,’ dies aged 60; ‘Shazam!’ the sequel pits adopted superhero kids against fearsome enemies and more

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Actor Lance Reddick, police chief of ‘The Wire’, dies at 60

Actor Lance Reddick, best known for his commanding presence as the no-nonsense police chief in the acclaimed TV drama ‘The Wire’ and for his supporting work in the action movie series ‘John Wick’, died on Friday at the age of 60. said the publicist. Reddick died suddenly Friday morning of natural causes, according to a statement released by publicist Mia Hansen. No other details about the circumstances of his death were immediately released.

Actor Sam Neill receives treatment for ‘blood cancer’

New Zealand actor Sam Neill is being treated for stage 3 blood cancer, Guardian Australia reported on Saturday. The 75-year-old ‘Jurassic Park’ actor was reportedly diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma – a rare non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – last March after suffering from swollen lymph nodes during press engagements for Jurassic World Dominion.

‘Shazam!’ the sequel pits adopted superhero kids against fearsome foes

Helen Mirren, the Oscar-winning actress for “The Queen,” wasn’t much of a fan of superhero movies, but then she saw “Shazam!” and felt a connection. “I loved the first ‘Shazam!’ movie and it was one of the few superhero type movies I had seen, and I loved it,” Mirren told Reuters. “It was funny, it was lovely, but he had that real heart.”

(With agency contributions.)

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