Sunday, May 19, 2024

Report: Costner-Yellowstone Divorce Still Not Finalized, Kevin Hasn’t Agreed to Return to Finish Hit Show


Kevin Costner won’t come back.

Matt Belloni reports on that Costner still hasn’t agreed to return to finish “Yellowstone” and won’t commit to a work schedule.

Costner, Belloni says, wants to make sure his character, John Dutton, doesn’t get a violent send off like Patrick Dempsey did on “Grey’s Anatomy” when Shonda Rhimes t boned his Jeep.

What does Costner want? A tribute dinner for Dutton, and then he jumps to save children from a speeding train? He’s going to be shot like JR Ewing in “Dallas,” but he won’t survive.

The wolves are dancing around Costner now. At this point, his death could be off screen or with a double. A lot of people’s livelihoods are involved. Time to get over it, and move on.

Anyway, the Writers Strike means season 5.2 won’t be filming soon. I don’t think Taylor Sheridan can meet his deadlines announced ten days ago even if all scripts were completed — which isn’t likely.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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