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Published May 9, 2022

Sex Education star is the new "Doctor Who," U2 Perform in Kyiv, and Fred Savage fired from "The Wonder Years"

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A new "Doctor Who"

Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa is the 14th incarnation of “Doctor Who.”

The 29-year-old is the first black actor to play the time lord when he takes over for Jodie Whittaker next year.

In a news release, “Doctor Who” showrunner Russell T. Davies says Gatwa dazzled them, saying he “seized hold of the Doctor and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds.”

Gatwa is best known for playing Eric Effiong, an openly gay teen on the hit Netflix show “Sex Education.” A role that’s earned him the Best Actor Award at the Scottish BAFTAs in 2020.

“Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart, but I am giving it all to this show,” Gatwa said in a statement.

We get to see him as the Doctor in 2023.

U2 Perform at a Metro Station in Kyiv

U2's Bono and The Edge held a 40-minute concert in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The Irish rockers performed for a crowd of one hundred people at a Metro station.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited the band to perform in a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

Between songs, Bono said that "The people of Ukraine are not just fighting for your own freedom; you're fighting for all of us who love freedom."

The band performed the Ben E. King classic "Stand by Me" but changed the words to "Stand By Ukraine."

They also performed "With or Without You," "Desire," "Angel of Harlem," and Vertigo.

Fred Savage facing allegations of inappropriate conduct

Fred Savage is out of the "The Wonder Years" reboot.

20th Television confirmed he was fired from the show after allegations of inappropriate conduct.

Savage worked as executive producer and director on the show, based on the original that aired from 1988-to 1993.

In a statement to People, a spokesperson for the network said, "Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of 'The Wonder Years."

The show's season finale will air this month. There's been no word on a second season.

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