The Quick Read: 'Power' Renewed For Sixth Season As Show Gears Up For Season Five Return

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Sydney Scott Mar, 14, 2018

Here’s all the news you need to know today.

Starz has renewed its hit series Power for a sixth season. The show made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter along with news of season five’s premiere, which kicks off July 1. (Twitter)

Democrat Conor Lamb claimed victory in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, dealing a blow to Republicans and the Trump administration. (The Guardian)

Stephen Hawking, the iconic physicist who changed the world’s understanding of space, has died. Hawking, who suffered from the motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is survived by his three children. (The Daily Beast

A family grieves after their dog died during a flight from Houston to New York. According to a passenger on the plane, the family was forced to place their dog in an overhead bin on the United Airlines flight. A spokesperson for the organization called the incident “tragic” adding that “pets should never be placed in the overhead bin.” (People)

Michelle Hurd has been cast as Lacey in a pilot for a Cagney and Lacey reboot on CBS. Hurd will star opposite Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sarah Drew, who is set to leave the Shondaland hit at the end of the season. (Shadow and Act)

Daveed Diggs and Zawe Ashton are set to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy’s upcoming film for Netflix. The film is currently untitled but the premise reportedly sees artists and mega-collectors paying a high price when art and commerce collide. (Variety)

Black Panther’s film editor Michael Shawver has confirmed that there will be two deleted scenes included in the film’s home release that may change the ways think of their favorite characters. One of the scenes includes a moment between Danai Gurira’s Okoye and Daniel Kaluuya’s W’Kabi. And, another features Chadwick Boseman and Forest Whitaker’s T’Challa and Zuri. (The Wrap)

Prosecutors are reportedly planning to seek the death penalty for school shooter Nikolas Cruz. Cruz murdered 17 students at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with prosecutors calling the shooting “cold, calculated and premeditated.” (TMZ)

Tami Roman recently got emotional while reflecting on how her public persona hurts her daughters. For OWN’s The Book of John Gray, Roman opened up, “It hurts my daughters that people think of me in a certain way. My daughter Jazz does music.  It took us forever to get her signed because she’s my kid. It’s always a challenge but I don’t know how to make it better.” (MadameNoire)