1. Reported on Cinemablend: Family Guy veteran Mike Henry, who voiced Cleveland Brown for two decades, stepped away from his role. After the news broke that YouTube impressionist Arif Zahir would continue the legacy, he shared the announcement on his Instagram page, thanking the fans for their support and expressing gratitude to Mike Henry and the team at Family Guy for creating the character: “It’s been so hard to keep this a secret but here it is. The cat’s out the bag! Thank you to all of you who’ve supported me over these past 7 years. I could’ve never imagined such an achievement. Thank you Mike Henry for the amazing character you’ve created and everyone at Family Guy Fox for giving me this incredible opportunity. I promise not to let any of you down!” Mike Henry, who also serves as a producer and writer on Family Guy, later responded to the post, “Looking forward to working with you, Arif. Let’s talk Cleve to Cleve sometime soon.”
2. The first presidential debate is trending yesterday as President Donald Trump faced Joe Biden for the first time. Moderated by Chris Wallace on Fox News, the topics were focused on topics like The Supreme Court, The Coronavirus pandemic, The deflated economy, The protests and violence, Election Integrity, and The candidates’ records. Just before the debates began The New York Times obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over more than two decades, revealing struggling properties, vast write-offs, an audit battle, and hundreds of millions in debt coming due. Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. How did the debates go?
3. Due to the pandemic, SNL did a few remotely produced shows at the end of last season. However, for this Saturday's show, the cast and crew — along with a live audience — will be back in Studio 8H. However, tickets to the show's dress rehearsal and live show come with a long-list of health stipulations. For starters, all ticketed guests will be required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival, according to the SNL ticket site. "This is a self-administered lower nasal antigen test with results yielded before the show," the instruction reads. In addition to that test, temperature checks will also be required at check-in and approved masks will be required at all times while inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
4. Deadline reports that, during a video chat with his “Terminator“ star Arnold Schwarzenegger for the 2020 Austrian World Summit, James Cameron shared that “Avatar 2” is “100 percent complete,” with “Avatar 3” clocking in at being “sort of 95 percent complete.” Cameron added the production team is currently filming the remainder of the third film’s live-action sequences.
5. From Variety, “Batwoman” star Javicia Leslie has revealed the first look at Gotham’s new hero, Ryan Wilder. The actor teased an image on Friday via Instagram in which she is suited up in her cape and cowl. “Look out, Gotham. I’m suited up and ready to go,” she wrote. “But just wait until Ryan Wilder puts her own spin on the Batsuit.” Leslie will portray a new character on the CW series, described as likable, goofy, and untamed. She is nothing like her predecessor Kate Kane, previously portrayed by Ruby Rose, who shocked fans when she announced her departure from the show in May.