'Riverdale' Showrunner and KJ Apa Share New Details on Show's 'Beautifully-Written' Tribute to Luke Perry

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says the tribute episode was “hard” and “emotional” to film, but one of the show’s best.

When "Riverdale" returns in the fall, the new season will begin with a standalone episode in honor of the late Luke Perry and his character, Archie’s father, Fred Andrews. The actor played the character until his tragic death in March.

Speaking with the cast at Comic-Con on Sunday, before the show’s presentation later in the day, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said the episode — one of the few things they’ve completed on Season 4 so far — is "wonderful," but wasn’t easy to film.

"The first episode back is basically a standalone episode, it’s set on July 4th in Riverdale and it’s a tribute to Luke, it’s a tribute to the character of Fred," he told TooFab.

"We had the table read two weeks ago. I’ve been in television probably 12 or 13 years, I’ve never experienced a table read like that," he continued, revealing it was the first time everyone was in the same room following Perry’s death.

"We shut down production after Luke passed and the day we resumed production, we had two stages going, Cami and KJ were on one stage and Lili was shooting all that stuff where the Black Hood was chasing her in the high school," he explained. "We were all scattered, we weren’t there as a big group and we all came together and a lot of us starting crying."

Of the shoot for the Season 4 premiere, he added, "It was really emotional. I wasn’t up in Vancouver for all of the shooting, but I know it was hard." According to the showrunner, the footage he’s seen is "wonderful," saying that he hopes "it will be a real tribute and honor to Luke, that’s the goal."

Star KJ Apa shared a bit more about the episode, titled "In Memoriam," which he says shows Archie dealing with the loss of his dad. He said Camila Mendes’ Veronica will be "a really solid rock" for his character and "all of the core four are really tight" through the grieving process.

"A lot of my focus in the first two weeks of filming has been all about the first episode, which is all focused on Fred and Archie’s dealing with that," he continued.

He said he also has a lot of scenes with Molly Ringwald, who plays Archie’s mom Mary. "I think we’re finally gonna be able to dive deeper into Archie’s relationship with Mary, which we never got to see," he added, "I think it’s going to be a beautiful way to tell that story as well, between Archie and Mary."

Apa then explained that "the loss of Fred brings a lot out of everyone, a lot of memories they had with Fred. It also explains why Archie is such a selfless person as well, because there’s so many stories being told about Fred, they realize, wow, Archie gets these personality traits form his dad."

"Archie’s always helping people, he’s always putting himself first, he’s always looking out for his friends and I think Fred growing up was the same way," said Apa. "It’s a beautifully written script and I think it’s our strongest episode so far."

"Riverdale" returns for Season 4 on Wednesday, October 9.

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Chris Harrison *Finally* Addressed the Whole Jed Wyatt's Secret Girlfriend Situation

So there has been a fair share of Bachelorette contestants who didn’t show up to Bachelor Mansion for the right reasons. In Hannah Brown’s season alone, she had to kick a guy out on night one for having a girlfriend, and of course, there’s the current scandal that her frontrunner Jed Wyatt had a girlfriend when he went on the show.

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with drama: Jed’s GF Haley Stevens came forward saying that Jed told her he was only going on the show to further his career, but then totally ghosted her when he came back from filming. There’s been incriminating texts, cheating accusations, a vague response from Jed, and the whole thing is just a mess.

However, Chris Harrison, representative of the Bachelor franchises, has stayed pretty mum about the situation—until now. Chris recently spoke with ET about it, saying, “We heard Jed’s girlfriend speak… And she was emotional, very believable. There’s a lot of things to be said there. Look, we know there was a relationship there… But I wanna hear the rest of it. I wanna hear his side of the story, so let’s give him that chance.” He also added, “There’s always three sides to the truth — their version, their version and then the real version.”

Chris also took a beat to plug his upcoming conversation with Jed on After the Final Rose, saying, “I wanna hear him talk. I wanna hear him answer some questions and there are a lot of things that need to be said. And I’m gonna push him, but I wanna have that conversation. There are a lot of things that remain to be solved.” I’ll say!


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Four teenagers shot in Pennsylvania during graduation party

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Four teenagers were taken to the hospital after suffering gunshot wounds during a graduation party at a home in Clairton, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.

Four teenagers were taken to the hospital after suffering gunshot wounds during a graduation house party in Clairton, Pennsylvania on Saturday.
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Three out of the four unidentified victims were female and all but one were shot multiple times. The teenagers are now in stable condition at area hospitals.

The victims include a 16-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, two other girls, ages 17 and 18, who were shot in their lower extremities and a 14-year old boy who received wounds to his upper and lower extremities, according to an Allegheny County police report.

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At 12:16 a.m., Clairton police received 911 calls and responded to the shooting in a yard at 619 Waddell Avenue, which is located only a two-minute walk from the local Clairton High School. Neighbors told KDNA the street is usually very quiet.

Dozens of party-goers who hadn't left the scene directly following the shooting fled when officers arrived, according to the report.

After an investigation, police discovered at one point the graduation party had between 100-125 people, but as of now police have not identified any suspects and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

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Anyone with more information regarding the shooting is advised to contact the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

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EW's Comic-Con 2019 Facebook and Instagram Story Studio photos

For all things Comic-Con 2019, visit our all-encompassing EW Comic-Con section

All Comic-Con weekend the biggest stars in film and television have been going under the sea, taking photos in our EW Facebook and Instagram Story Studio inside the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.

See who took the best Boomerangs ahead.

Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams finally gets her turn to sit on the throne.

The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine is ready to serve and protect the deep seas.

The cast of Arrow

The Arrow cast trade their bow and arrows for a trident and a crystal ball — and the August issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring star Stephen Amell on the cover!

The cast of His Dark Materials

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who’s working on music for the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid, was the perfect person to guide His Dark Materials costars Ruth Wilson and Dafne Keen under the sea.

The cast of The Rookie

The cast of ABC’s The Rookie have bubble guns and know how to use them.

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Cameron Boyce’s mom posts heartfelt message after actor’s death

Libby Boyce posted a touching message about her late son Cameron on Saturday, weeks after the Disney Channel star passed away at the age of 20.

“He is my compass,” Libby captioned a black-and-white image of herself and Cameron, adding a red heart emoji at the end of the Instagram post.

Boyce, who starred in Disney’s “Descendants” franchise, died earlier this month from an epileptic seizure.

“Cameron’s tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy,” a spokesperson for the Boyce family previous told E! News.

A preliminary report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office noted that Boyce’s death was the result of natural causes.

In the wake of Boyce’s death, the actor’s father, Victor Boyce, recently announced the inception of the Cameron Boyce Foundation.

“Now is the time to make a change. Donate what you can. Encourage your friends and family to do the same. Let’s keep Cameron’s legacy alive and make a positive difference in the World,” Victor posted last week on social media.

The organization, which will honor Boyce’s legacy, will provide “young people artistic and creative outlets as alternatives to violence and negativity and uses resources and philanthropy for positive change in the world,” per the foundation’s website.

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Kylie Jenner’s Pop-Up Shop Problems Leave Fans ‘Extremely Disappointed’ — Juicy Detail

Kylie Jenner is back from her girl’s trip to the Caribbean, and she’s apparently getting a rude awakening at home in the Calabasas area, if these reports are to be believed!

On Saturday, Kylie was all set up to host a pop-up for her Kylie Skin line at the Topanga Mall in the western part of El Lay’s San Fernando Valley… but it sounds like things went wrong from the start, and fans left to hang out at the mall for hours were VERY disappointed in how the whole thing went down!

The anticipation started early with fans and followers mentally preparing for the influx of crowds at the mall, as you can see in several tweets like this one (below):

And all that anticipation popped up because Kylie promoted the event HARD on social media, using her Instagram Stories to go hard about it — making sure that all kinds of El Lay fans would be there when the time came!

And, well, the time came… but it sounds like things didn’t exactly go so well for her there.

One source reached out to us about the pop-up truck and the entire event, and from what it sounds like, things were less-than-ideal as Saturday progressed at the Topanga Mall (below):

“So Kylie Jenner had her Kylie Skin pop up truck at The Village at Topanga. She teased her fans and said that she might show up. She didn’t. What a scam. Everyone was waiting for hours! Since 6 am! IN THE SUN! And she didn’t have the decency to at least say she wasn’t showing up! She sent her mom, Kris Jenner, for FIVE MINUTES as a way to distract fans from the fact that she wasn’t showing up. So rude! So disappointed! Everyone is extremely disappointed!

Uh-oh!!!

The source was right about Kris Jenner, too — the momager DID show up at Topanga very briefly — and as you can see HERE, she was dressed in quite an interesting outfit for it all. Regardless of the fashion, though, it appears that Kris went at it alone, and the fans were none too happy about how things played out!

What about y’all, Perezcious readers?! Were you there in Topanga?? What do U think about Kylie’s pop-up allegations, as sourced here?! Sound OFF about everything KarJenner-family related in the comment section (below)!!!

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Cameron Boyce’s devastated mum breaks silence two weeks after tragic death

Cameron Boyce 's heartbroken mum described him as her "compass" as she broke her silence two weeks after his tragic death.

The Disney star died on July 6 at the age of 20 after suffering a seizure in his sleep.

Sharing a sweet black and white picture of them hugging, his mum Libby said: "He is my compass"

Friends and fans of Cameron left messages of support.

His Descendants co-star China McClain said: "I miss him"

"Gone but not forgotten," one fan said.

And another told his mum: "He changed our lives"

Libby's last post had been on June 16, when he shared a picture of Cameron with his dad Victor and sister Maya.

She had been paying tribute to her husband on Father's Day.

She said: "To the man that does everything for his kids from cleaning diapers to driving them anywhere and everywhere, hanging up pictures and so much more!! Happy Fathers Day VB!!!"

Yesterday, Disney Channel confirmed when Descendants 3 will air.

Cameron will be seen as Carlos de Vil once more when the TV movie airs on August 2.

Sharing a trailer online, bosses said: "We got all the ways to be rotten to the core 'cause it's good to be BAD! #Descendants3 is coming to Disney Channel on August 2, 2019!"

Cameron is seen in the trailer alongside his co-stars Dove Cameron, who plays Mal, Booboo Stewart, who stars as Jay, and Sofia Carson, who portrays Evie.


Fans took to the comment section to say they're excited for the release, but worried that they'll get too emotional while watching it.

One said: "I’m not sure if i will be able to watch this"

Another commented: "Watching this knowing Cameron is no longer with us will never make watching this movie the same"

And one posted: "I cry so much watching this, I can't imagine how I'm gin a cry when the movie is out"

Cameron had been working on some other movies and TV shows before his sad death, according to IMDB.


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Ben Shephard: Tipping Point host addresses wife’s illness after stepping down from role

Tipping Point presenter Ben Shephard, 44, took to Instagram to share a video of himself and his wife Annie enjoying a day out together in the countryside earlier this month.

In view of his 258,000 followers, Ben began the clip by showing his fans the couple’s idyllic surroundings.

He then panned the camera around to the pair, tellings fan they were enjoying “20 minutes peace”(sic).

Ben captioned the video: “Had lovely stroll and sit with the Mrs earlier – (she has been ill with pneumonia I know weird huh, good news is she’s well on the mend).

Good news is she’s well on the mend

Ben Shephard

“But was wondering, what’s your tolerance for sitting doing nothing, just, you know thinking? 10mins/20mins/30? 1 hour? More?

“I’m told you can get better at it and I like the idea of meditation or being present in the moment – but just can’t seem to do it for more than a few minutes max if that! #meditationfail.”

Ben’s post prompted many of his social media fans to send their well wishes.

One user commented: “Give her a big kiss from us!!”

A second wrote: “Glad she’s on mend, 10 mins for me I can’t sit still… hope yous had a lovely day xx.”

“Hope Annie is feeling better soon Ben make sure u spoil her,”(sic) a third added.

Ben’s post comes just days after he announced he has stepped down from his role on Goals on Sunday after nine years.

In view of his 705,000 followers, he wrote: “Morning all- So after 9 seasons + nearly 400 shows the time has come to hang up my @GoalsOnSunday boots.

“I’ve loved working with @chris_kammy + know we’ll have more adventures to come!

“Thanks to our viewers, guests, + @SkySports it’s has, as Kammy would say been ‘Unbelievable!’”.

Ben later told The Mirror he chose to step down from his position to spend more time with his family.

The presenter who shares sons Jack, 14, and Sam, 12, with Annie, said the couple’s teenagers are “at an age when they need me around”.

He said: “They’re consumed by school work all week, the weekend is the only time I can spend with them.”

“Jack got upset recently because I haven’t been able to go to his cricket matches.

“We had conversations and I reassured him it would soon be over.”

The host’s Good Morning Britain co-star Piers Morgan, 54, reacted to Ben Shephard’s news on Twitter.

Piers shared Ben’s tweet in view of his 6.72 million followers with the caption: “Great run, Mr Shephard – congrats!”

Tipping Point: Lucky Stars airs tonight at 8pm on ITV.

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Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates climbs to second stage win, Geraint Thomas reduces Julian Alaphilippe’s lead

Simon Yates climbed to a second Tour de France stage victory in the space of four days and Geraint Thomas clawed time back on race leader Julian Alaphilippe on the Prat d’Albis.

Yates celebrated a maiden Tour win at Bagneres De-Bigorre on Thursday and the Brit pulled away from Simon Geschke to go solo on a tough final climb in the Pyrenees to win a 185-kilometre stage 15, which started in Limoux.

Thibaut Pinot followed up his victory on the Col du Tourmalet on Saturday by taking second place in his homeland 24 hours later, enhancing his chances of winning the race.

Thomas revealed he “really wasn’t feeling great” when he was dropped by Alaphilippe on the brutal Tourmalet, but the defending champion looked in much better shape as he pulled away from the Frenchman to reduce his lead.

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Irishman Shane Lowry goes for glory in The Open

Golf as a watersport! ‘Lazy’ golfer Shane Lowry who was teased about his weight and wishes he was a rock star takes five shot lead as players battle the elements to be crowned champion

  • Irishman was enjoying a six stroke lead over Tommy Fleetwood as he battled heavy rain and 16mph winds
  • Lowry hit a birdie on the 15th hole to the sound of roaring spectators as he closed in on glory this evening 
  • Tony Finau secured third place – his best ever finish in a major golfing tournament – after hitting a level-par 71  
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Irishman Shane Lowry is closing in on glory on the final day of The Open at Royal Portrush today amid torrid weather conditions. 

The ‘lazy’ golfer, who was teased about his weight and once said he wished he was a rock star, was enjoying a five stroke lead over England’s Tommy Fleetwood at 5.00pm as he looks to win his first major. His fortunes threatened to dip as he made his fifth bogey of the day just minutes later, cutting his lead to three. 

But Lowry came back fighting, extending his lead as he hit a birdie on the 15th to the sound of roaring appreciation from spectators at 5.36pm. He faces a battle against the elements as heavy rain and 16mph winds lash the course in Northern Ireland.  

Meanwhile Tony Finau has hit a level-par 71 to secure third place – his best finish yet at a major golfing championship.


Shane Lowry is battling the torrid weather conditions at Royal Portrush to bag his first major as he closes in on glory at the tournament today 

Spectators leap into puddles at Royal Portrush as heavy rain continues to cause problems for the golfer

 Fleetwood at a rainy Royal Portrush today, where the current light rain and 16mph winds give way to heavier downpours and 35mph gusts later on

Lowry, who has a daughter, Iris, with his nurse wife Wendy Honnor, has captured the public’s imagination with his down-to-earth approach. 

He recently admitted he uses Love Island to relax and added, ‘We’ve got a good Irishman on there now’. Now he faces the fight of his life to triumph against the elements to win a £1.5million payday. 

First man out Ashton Turner carded a 68 to show what was possible but he benefited from the calmest and driest conditions.

Of those out on the course former Open champion Stewart Cink and Dutchman Joost Luiten had three birdies in their first seven holes to get to three under for the tournament.

Lowry is facing a battle against wet weather conditions at the Open today as the ‘lazy’ golfer closes in on victory at Royal Portrush 

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat was also three under for his round, although that was only good enough to get him back to two over. England’s Paul Casey enjoyed a good start to his 42nd birthday with two early birdies to return to level par.

It was a long way behind Lowry, on 15 under, but only four outside the top 20 with that likely to improve if the weather arrives as predicted.

Strong winds and rain meant the chances for the players hoping to catch Lowry – led by Fleetwood at 10 under and Lee Westwood at -7. 

Lowry is facing a fight against the elements in Portrush, Northern Ireland, this evening but is closing in on victory despite the adverse weather conditions 

Lowry is pictured battling rainy weather conditions today as he nears victory at the 148th Open Championship despite the torrid conditions 


Lowry lines up a put (left) and Fleetwood hits an iron off the fairway in photos of today’s action 

Fleetwood and Lowry greet each other on the first tee at the start of their round today 

A sea of raincoats and umbrellas among the watching crowds at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland today 

Lowry with his wife, Wendy, and their young daughter, Iris, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships 

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