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Twitter Disproves Paris Hilton’s Claim that She and Britney Spears Invented the Selfie in 2006

On Sunday, Paris Hilton announced on Twitter that she and Britney Spears invented the selfie back in 2006, but it didn’t take long before Twitter users began to disprove her claim

“11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!” Hilton enthusiastically proclaimed alongside two selfies of the two starlets that served as a receipt for her boast.

However, almost immediately, Twitter users started providing some receipts of their own.

“Liar,” one user wrote alongside a Gif of Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon cozying up to take a selfie with a Polaroid camera in 1991’s Thelma and Louise.

11 years ago today,
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*Updated* Paramount Players Developing Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Film with Writer of New It Movie

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*Updated with comments from writer Gary Dauberman* It's time to make sure your Midnight Society membership card is still valid, because an Are You Afraid of the Dark? film is reportedly in the works.

According to The Tracking Board, the Paramount Pictures division Paramount Players has hired Gary Dauberman to write a screenplay for a movie based on the Are You Afraid of the Dark? anthology TV series that aired on Nickelodeon from 1992–1996 (after premiering in Canada in 1990) before being revived for new episodes in 1999–2000.

After writing a new draft of the screenplay for the 2017 It movie, Dauberman was hired by New Line Cinema to write the sequel, and he also wrote The Nun movie for James Wan's interconnected Conjuring cinematic universe. In addition to writing the screenplay, Dauberman will also produce the Are You Afraid of the Dark? film alongside Matt Kaplan.

While specific plot details have yet to be revealed,
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‘Pottersville’ Review: Michael Shannon Is Mistaken for Bigfoot in One of the Worst Christmas Movies Ever Made

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‘Pottersville’ Review: Michael Shannon Is Mistaken for Bigfoot in One of the Worst Christmas Movies Ever Made
Here’s the only plausible explanation for “Pottersville,” a nearly unwatchable — but inexplicably star-studded — new Christmas comedy which is making a brief pitstop in select theaters before spending the rest of eternity in the storage room of your local Walmart: A veteran producer at the Hallmark Channel was at the end of his rope (for the purposes of this hypothetical scenario, let’s pretend said producer was “Pottersville” director Seth Henrikson, whose sparse IMDb credits leave plenty to the imagination). Frustrated by a career spent churning out festive — and weirdly horny — shlock like “A Very Merry Mix-Up,” “Matchmaker Santa” (featuring Lacey Chabert), and “A Boyfriend for Christmas” (the story of an infatuated girl who wastes her 20s waiting for Santa Claus to come down her chimney), he finally broke.

Some scholars argue that it was the 2007 Melissa Joan Hart / Mario Lopez vehicle “Holiday in Handcuffs” that pushed him over the
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Melissa Joan Hart’s Sons Have No Interest in ‘Sabrina’ -- and Why She Can’t Watch It, Either! (Exclusive)

Melissa Joan Hart’s Sons Have No Interest in ‘Sabrina’ -- and Why She Can’t Watch It, Either! (Exclusive)
There’s no magical spell to convince Melissa Joan Hart’s kids to watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

“I tried!” she tells Et. “They're so not into it. I think it's because it [stars] me. I'm like, 'But, guys, there's a talking cat!' They're into this show, The Thundermans, and they have a talking bunny. I'm like, 'Guys, if you like this show, you'll love Sabrina.' But then, I can't really watch it. I tried. It's, like, my childhood, but it's hard. I don't know. It's weird.”

Et caught up with the actress and her Sabrina co-stars backstage at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, where they reunited for the first time in nearly 15 years. While Hart can’t convince her three sons -- 11-year-old Mason, 9-year-old Braydon and 5-year-old Tucker-- to watch her now-classic series, some of her castmate’s kids are super into it.

“They have discovered it themselves!” Soleil Moon Frye, who played
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Sitcom Cast Reunites and Imagine Where Their Characters Would Be Today

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With a new Sabrina the Teenage Witch is on the way, the original series is back in the news. Entertainment Weekly reports the cast of the ABC/WB TV show recently reunited.Based on the Archie Comics characters, the sitcom starred Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina, a teenage witch who lives with her two aunts and their talking cat, Salem. The cast also included Carolina Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nate Richert, and Jenna Leigh Green. The show ran for seven seasons before ending in 2003.Read More…
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Original ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Cast Reunites -- and Weighs in on The CW's Reboot! (Exclusive)

Original ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Cast Reunites -- and Weighs in on The CW's Reboot! (Exclusive)
Et got the chance to jump in the Spellmans’ closet and head to the Other Realm -- for just one day.

Melissa Joan Hart and eight of her Sabrina the Teenage Witch co-stars -- Nick Bakay (Salem), Caroline Rhea (Aunt Hilda), Beth Broderick (Aunt Zelda), Nate Richert (Harvey), Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster), David Lascher (Josh), Soleil Moon Frye (Roxie) and Elisa Donovan (Morgan) -- reunited at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con on Saturday, and only Et was invited backstage to chat with the cast.

“We have some of the best fans in the world,” Hart gushes to Et. “People feel like ... we were in their living room's every Friday night, or their college dorm room, you know, I feel like people, when they say that they grew up with us, that's, like, the best compliment we can get.”

“I get called 'Aunt Hilda' every day and have since 1996, and I will answer to it happily,” Rhea says.

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch Cast Reunites in L.A.--and Some of the Stars Meet for the First Time

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Cast Reunites in L.A.--and Some of the Stars Meet for the First Time
L.A. Comic Con got extra magical over the weekend. On Saturday, the cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch got together for a special reunion panel as a treat to fans from when the show ran for seven years, between 1996 and 2003. Melissa Joan Hart, who played the titular witch, posted a string of Instagram photos that caused all her fans to go green with jealousy. On an Instagram live video during the panel, Hart announced that this panel was particularly special as it was the first time many of the cast had ever met, depending on if they were part of the early years of the show or of the later college years edition. Hart was joined by Nate Richert, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Soleil Moon...
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There Is Only 1 Word to Describe This Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reunion: Magical

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Sabrina The Teenage Witch fans got a very exciting surprise this weekend. On Saturday, the cast from the beloved series reunited for a panel at Los Angeles Comic-Con. "Missing some of our friends but having fun catching up after 20 years," Melissa Joan Hart captioned a photo of everyone on stage. Not only was the show's star on hand for the special event, but Nate Richert (Harvey), Caroline Rhea (Hilda), Beth Broderick (Zelda), Soleil Moon Frye (Roxie), David Lascher (Josh), Elisa Donovan (Morgan), Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster Albert), and Nick Bakay (the voice of Salem) all joined in for the festivities as well! The sweet reunion also comes at the perfect time seeing as The CW is getting ready to bring Sabrina Spellman back to life with their gritty new show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Related39 Salem Saberhagen Quotes You Should Start Using Immediately
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Spooky and Sweet: The Cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reunites in Los Angeles

Spooky and Sweet: The Cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reunites in Los Angeles
A magical gathering!

On Saturday, the cast of the beloved TV show Sabrina the Teenage Witch — which ran from 1996 to 2003 — reunited for a panel at Los Angeles Comic Con, and the former teen witch, herself, documented the whole thing on Instagram.

“Love these peeps #framily,” Melissa Joan Hart, 41, wrote alongside a photo of the cast members backstage, including Nate Richert (Harvey), Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick (who played Sabrina’s aunts Hilda and Zelda), Alimi Ballard (The Quizmaster) and Nick Bakay (who voiced Salem the cat).

During an Instagram live video, Hart also revealed that the get-together was “so crazy
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Jessica And Jerry Seinfeld Host 2nd Annual Good+ Foundation Halloween Bash

Good+ Foundation founder Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld were joined by Los Angeles-area families for a spook-tacular afternoon at the 2nd Annual Halloween Bash at The Culver Studios in Culver City, CA.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld

The family-fun day raised nearly $300,000 to benefit the Foundation’s work to help lift families out of poverty in the Los Angeles area.

An extension of Good+ Foundation’s New York City “Bedtime Bash,” the Halloween Bash featured activity booths and games, carnival artists, a toddler activity area, and delicious treats. All funds raised will go to help Los Angeles families living in poverty.

“The Halloween Bash is always one of our favorite days of the year because it allows families to spend a fun afternoon together while supporting our work to provide for families here in Los Angeles,” Jessica Seinfeld, Founder of Good+ Foundation, said.

Nearly 600 guests, including families the Foundation
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Melissa Joan Hart Talks About Riverdale Companion Show

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What can fans expect from The CW's upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch series. Recently, Melissa Joan Hart spoke with The Huffington Post about the TV show reboot.As we reported earlier, The CW is developing a Sabrina the Teenage Witch series as a companion to the Archie Comics drama Riverdale. The new series is based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics and will explore the "occult origins" of the teenage witch.Read More…
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Melissa Joan Hart Reveals the Hilarious Way Her Kids Get Her Attention: They ‘Yell Out’ My Name in Public

Melissa Joan Hart Reveals the Hilarious Way Her Kids Get Her Attention: They ‘Yell Out’ My Name in Public
Melissa Joan Hart‘s three sons with husband Mark Wilkerson buck the expectation of a tech-obsessed next generation growing up with screens constantly in their faces.

“There isn’t really one thing they value more than going outside to play with neighborhood kids,” the actress, 41, tells People in this week’s issue. “They don’t really like electronics, and they are just as happy reading as playing with toys.”

Though the Watcher in the Woods director says she wishes she could limit screen time even more for Tucker, 5, Braydon, 9½, and Mason, 11, she considers it a victory to have curbed her kids’ soda cravings.
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'Riverdale' Creator Teases Script From 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Reboot

'Riverdale' Creator Teases Script From 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Reboot
A reboot for Sabrina the Teenage Witch is officially underway!

Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared a photo of the script on Instagram earlier this week.

"Perfect project for October as the #Riverdale family expands....and 9 days to premiere night!" Aguirre-Sacasa captioned the snap.

Exclusive: 'Riverdale' Girls Gush About Becoming 'Best Friends,' Dish on 'Darker' Season 2

The Riverdale spinoff is based on Aguirre-Sacasa's horror comic books Chilling Adventure of Sabrina, an imprint of the Archie Comics and a darker version of the Melissa Joan Hart iteration.

According to TVLine, the new series is likened to Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist and reimagines the origin of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age tale that includes horror, evil forces and sorcery. It will also include the character of Harvey Kinkle, known as Sabrina's mortal boyfriend. 

The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina is slated for the 2018 - 2019 TV season on The CW.

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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You

All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Zoë Saldana, Taryn Manning and Britney Spears in Crossroads.
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Melissa Joan Hart Defends Being A “Hollywood Republican” Calling For “Stricter Gun Laws”

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Melissa Joan Hart is a self-proclaimed “Hollywood Republican.” She’s also in favor of “stricter gun laws.” And she wants fans to know she won’t be backing down from her views. Following the massacre in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Hart posted an image from Everytown, a gun safety organization, on Instagram. It read, “It’s not […]
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Stomp Out Bullying Calls To Change The Culture This National Bullying Prevention Month

In honor of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, Stomp Out Bullying, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

Throughout the month the organization will raise much needed awareness for the cultural shift with various activations, partnerships and celebrity support.

“We have always been an organization dedicated to spreading kindness and preventing bullying and cyberbullying. However, this year, we were driven more than ever to help communities, youth, students and society to realize that what we really need is to change the culture from one of cruelty to one of civility,” said Ross Ellis, CEO and Founder of Stomp Out Bullying. “This October, we mark 12 years as an organization, 12 years where we’ve spent unmeasurable hours dedicated to empowering today’s youth
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Rumorville: We Might Meet Sabrina the Teenage Witch Sooner than Fall 2018

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Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. Last week, The CW announced that it would add to its “Riverdale” universe with a Sabrina the Teenage Witch companion series. Berlanti Productions has put the new “Archie” comics adaptation, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” into development for the 2018-2019 TV season. Instead of Melissa Joan Hart’s cheery half witch, half human teen with a talking cat, the show will take tonal cues from “Riverdale” and keep her story a dark drama that creeps into the horror genre. Although the series has been confirmed for next fall, the new incarnation of the famous teenage witch might get her small screen debut a little earlier. If two other Berlanti companion projects,
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4 Questions We All Have About the New Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series

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Something wicked this way comes. After teasing the appearance of Sabrina Spellman on Riverdale for months now, it seems like the teenage witch might actually be getting her own series. Warner Bros. Television and The CW, the network behind the Archie Comics drama, are currently developing a new one-hour drama, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, for the 2018-2019 season. But this certainly won't be the lovable Sabrina (previously played by Melissa Joan Hart) we all remember - this one will be much more sinister. That being said, we definitely know a few actresses who could pull it off. RelatedRiverdale's Season 2 Poster Contains a Telling Hint About Jughead's Emotional Storyline 1. Who's Involved? Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the adaptation alongside executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater, and Lee Toland Krieger, who would direct the pilot if the project gets the green light. 2. What Is It About? The series
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch “Riverdale” Companion Series in Development at The CW

Melissa Joan Hart in “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is coming back to the small screen. The CW is developing a project based on the Archie Comics’ character, but it’s not a reboot of the ’90s series led by Melissa Joan Hart. Touted as darker and grittier than the original sitcom about a magically-inclined high school student with a talking cat, the potential show, titled “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” is being “eyed as a companion series to ‘Riverdale’ for the 2018–19 season,” Deadline reports.

The pilot will be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Lee Toland Krieger, the same tag-team that handled “Riverdale’s” pilot.

“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is said to be a “dark drama in the horror genre.” According to the source, the project “reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Exorcist,’ this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.”

Riverdale’s” 13-episode freshman season featured three episodes directed by women and four written or co-written by women. The former puts the teen drama slightly above the broadcast average and the latter lags slightly behind. Hopefully the female-led “Sabrina” series will include more women working behind the scenes.

Sabrina the Teenage WitchRiverdale” Companion Series in Development at The CW was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Melissa Joan Hart Faces Online Backlash Over ‘Insensitive’ Hurricane Maria Post

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Melissa Joan Hart was slammed online Wednesday after complaining that her family vacation to the Caribbean had been ruined because of Hurricane Maria. The “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” actress took to Instagram to share a now deleted screenshot of the weather alert, alongside the caption: “And just like that, our family vacation is cancelled. “Such […]
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