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Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima Will Be Olympic Cultural Contributors: 'Sports Run in Our Blood!'

19 July 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Victoria's Secret angels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio are heading to Rio! The Brazilians will return to their native country this summer as NBC's food and culture correspondents for the 2016 Rio Games - and the models couldn't be more excited to share their home with the world. "Brazilians are very passionate about sports, sports run in our blood!" Lima tells People with a laugh. "We're just so honored to have this huge event in our country." The Salvador, Bahia, native adds, "This way the whole world will have a chance to experience our culture up close." Lima and Ambrosio, both »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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2016 Emmy Nominations: What Leads the Pack?

14 July 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Let the Snub Debate begin in 3... 2... 1...

Nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards are in, with Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham making the announcements this morning, live from Los Angeles.

The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air on ABC on September 18.

Which shows, actors and actresses will be up for major awards that night? Game of Thrones leads all with 23 nods.

Scroll down to find out more and then let the praise and complaints pour in below...

Outstanding Drama

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


House of Cards

Mr Robot

Lead Actor In A Drama

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines

Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress In A Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Taraji P Henson, Empire

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, »

- Matt Richenthal

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Emmys 2016 Nominations List: Game of Thrones and People v. O.J. Lead Pack, The Americans Enters Race

14 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Anthony Anderson (ABC’s black-ish) and Lauren Graham (of Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls revival), and HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 23 total nominations, including for best drama and with three supporting actress contenders.

RelatedEmmy Nominations 2016: Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgements

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story followed with 22 nods, while Season 2 of FX’s Fargo amassed 18.

TVLine has detailed the major nominees below; visit for the full list. Your job here, as opinionated connoisseurs of TV, »

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An Important Timeline of Everything That's Happened Since Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' Breakup

13 July 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

How did we get here? It's only been a month-and-a-half since we learned that Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris broke up after 15 months of dating, and those happier times - like her cute shout out at the iHeartRadio Awards - seem oh-so-recent. A lot can change in a few weeks, so let's take a look back at what led up to Harris' fired-up tweet spree on Wednesday. June 1, 2016: Swift and Harris break upAbout a week after Harris was hospitalized following a car accident, People exclusively confirmed that his and Swift's picture-perfect romance had come to an end after 15 months. »

- Laura Cohen, @lauragailcohen

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Calvin Harris Claims Taylor Swift's Team Is Deliberately Trying to Make Him Look Bad in a Series of Tweets

13 July 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

The never-ending saga that is Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris's breakup has just taken an interesting turn. Early Wednesday morning, Taylor's rep confirmed exclusively to People magazine that Calvin's latest hit song, "This Is What You Came For" featuring Rihanna, was penned by none other than his pop star ex, saying, "Taylor Swift wrote 'This Is What You Came For' under the pseudonym Nils Sjoberg." TMZ further reported that the "New Romantics" singer initially "wrote the song, sat down at a piano and did a demo into her iPhone" before sending it to her then-boyfriend, who agreed to keep their musical collaboration a secret. That all apparently changed, however, when Calvin later told Ryan Seacrest that he couldn't see himself ever working with Taylor on music in the future, which supposedly left her feeling dejected. But is that the reason Taylor moved on so quickly with current boyfriend Tom Hiddleston? »

- Quinn Keaney

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Taylor Swift -- Secretly Wrote 'This is What You Came For' and Calvin 'Disrespected' Her

13 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Taylor Swift really is the creative brains behind Calvin Harris' monster hit "This is What You Came For," and their relationship fell apart because he disrespected her when the song was released ... this according to sources connected with Taylor. It's a fascinating story. We've learned an early fan rumor about the song is true, but to a deeper extent than anyone suspected. During their relationship, Taylor wrote the song, sat down at a piano »

- TMZ Staff

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Producer RedOne Dishes on Recruiting J. Lo and Ryan Seacrest for His Music Video, Working with Michael Jackson and More

6 July 2016 4:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

RedOne might not be the most recognizable name in music - but he's responsible for some of the biggest Top 40 hits of the century. Born Nadir Khayat in Morocco in 1972, RedOne began producing and songwriting music in 1998. By 2006, he scored Billboard hits like Kat DeLuna's summer jam "Whine Up." But it wasn't until he teamed up with Lady Gaga that he became a go-to hitmaker in Hollywood. RedOne co-wrote and produced most of Gaga's earliest hits, from breakouts "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" to "LoveGame." Now 44 and with three Grammys to his name, RedOne has produced hits for everyone in the industry, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Ryan Seacrest -- Blazing Hot Date in Malibu (Photos)

4 July 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Ryan Seacrest apparently has a new girl ... if 2 days in a row is any indication. R.S. hit up the Soho House in Malibu Sunday with a ridiculous chick, as in insanely hot. They went to Nobu in WeHo the day before. Don't settle down, Ryan. You're on a roll.  Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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NBC to Go Nearly Wall-to-Wall With Olympics Programming

28 June 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For 16 days, people who tune to NBC expecting to see a repeat of “The Blacklist” or a fresh episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will be out of luck.

Between Friday, August 5 and Sunday, August 21, the flagship broadcast network of NBCUniversal will show 260.5 hours of programming related to the 2016 Rio Olympics. On most days, NBC primetime programming will air from 8 p.m. to midnight Et/Pt; daytime will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Et/Pt; and late night will air from 12:35 a.m. to 1:35 a.m. Et/Pt. Replays will fill the slots between  1:35 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Et/Pt. Essentially, aside from “Today,” “NBC Nightly News” and some hours from local stations, NBC will feature Olympics events and features nearly around the clock.

The hours of coverage represent a feat on par with some of those likely to be performed by the athletes in the events, and »

- Brian Steinberg

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Kelly Clarkson Teases Surprise Announcement with Live Mini-Concerts from Her House

20 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Between canceling the remainder of her Piece by Piece tour due to vocal strain in September and welcoming her son in April, Kelly Clarkson fans have been missing her voice lately. The American Idol winner decided to make up for lost time with a daily performance live from her house. Clarkson explains in her Facebook Live video that she has an announcement coming this Friday, but instead of "a boring press release," she wanted to do something fun leading up to the news. Related Video: Watch: Kelly Clarkson Tells Ryan Seacrest Why She Got So Emotional During American Idol Performance »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Kelly Clarkson Teases Surprise Announcement with Live Mini-Concerts from Her House

20 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Between canceling the remainder of her Piece by Piece tour due to vocal strain in September and welcoming her son in April, Kelly Clarkson fans have been missing her voice lately. The American Idol winner decided to make up for lost time with a daily performance live from her house. Clarkson explains in her Facebook Live video that she has an announcement coming this Friday, but instead of "a boring press release," she wanted to do something fun leading up to the news. Related Video: Watch: Kelly Clarkson Tells Ryan Seacrest Why She Got So Emotional During American Idol Performance »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Blac Chyna -- My My New Reality Show is Ear Piercing!!! (Photo)

18 June 2016 12:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Blac Chyna is workin' it for her new reality show, overdressing for a trip to a Valley tattoo parlor. Chyna and her buds went back and forth ... do we get tattoos or ear piercings?  The high drama resolved with a couple holes in the ear. She's working hard for the man ... Ryan Seacrest. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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TV News Roundup: Bill Maher Hosting Specials on Democratic, Republican Conventions; Nick Zano Cast in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

15 June 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bill Maher will host special live shows around the Republican and Democratic conventions; Nick Zano joins “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “MADtv” returns with a new slate of comics in Wednesday’s TV round-up.


Nick Zano has been cast as a series regular in Season 2 of The CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Variety has confirmed. He’ll play Dr. Nate Heywood, a historian whose grandfather was the hero known as Commander Steel, a member of the Justice Society of America. In the comics, Nate becomes a hero in his own right and takes the name Citizen Steel, paying homage to his grandfather’s legacy by becoming a member of the Jsa. The news was first reported by Variety’s sister site Deadline.

Courtney B. VanceToby Jones, and Bradley Whitford have joined the cast of TNT drama pilot “Civil.” Directed by Allen Coulter and written and executive-produced by Scott Smith, “Civil“ takes place in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War. In addition, Brian D’Arcy James will guest-star in the pilot, which also stars Enrique Murciano in a lead role.

Anna Gunn is joining season 2 of “Shades of Blue” as a dirty cop-turned-Machiavellian politician. The official description for her yet-to-be-named character is as follows: “A city Councilwoman on the rise and primed for a run at the Mayor’s office, she’s the former protégée of Wozniak (Ray Liotta) who used to be part of Harlee’s (Jennifer Lopez) dirty crew of cops. She’s a chameleon who rose up the ranks of the NYPD to Captain and then launched a political career fueled by her charisma and the fact that she is as comfortable at a blue-collar bar as she is at the Governor’s mansion.”

Amazon has cast multi-platinum recording artist Dwight Yoakam in its original series “Goliath” (formerly known as “Trial”). Yoakam will play Wendell Corey, who heads the giant aerospace company defended by powerful law firm Cooperman McBride, Borns Tech. “Goliath” will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this fall, and stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello and Molly Parker. The series is written by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.


Real Time with Bill Maher” will cover the Republican and Democratic conventions with four live half-hour editions, HBO announced Wednesday. Maher’s special shows will report on the Republican convention on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, and the Democratic convention on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28 at 11 p.m. each night. Maher will be giving a rapid response to that evening’s events, and each show will also feature three in-studio panel guests. The show will also air its regularly scheduled programming on Friday of both weeks at 10 p.m. on HBO.

MADtv” returns to television with an all-new cast of comedians Tuesday, July 29 from 9-10 p.m. on The CW. New comics will include Carlie CraigChelsea Davison, Jeremy D. Howard, Amir KLyric LewisPiotr MichaelMichelle Ortiz and Adam Ray.

Bravo peers into the looking glass in the new special “Before They Were Housewives” to explore the inside story of Luann de Lesseps on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. Tracing Lesseps’ long rise from humble beginnings to the “Real Housewives,” the show takes viewers deeper than ever before into the Countess’s past. The special airs after an all-new episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

USA Network will premiere “Mr. Robot Decoded,” a one-hour special that explores the authenticity and societal impact of “Mr. Robot,” on Monday, June 20 at 11:05 p.m. The special features commentary and interviews with “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, along with cast members Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, and Carly Chaikin, along with journalists, filmmakers and tech experts.


Rlj Entertainment’s Athena brand has acquired the electronic-sell-through (Est), subscription video on demand (Svod), and home video rights in North America to the new music documentary Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music from Higher Ground LLC.

Produced in association with the late music producer Sir George Martin, and the filmmakers Show of Force, LLC, the eight-part series features more than 150 exclusive and original interviews with artists such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Roger Waters, Joni Mitchell, Roger Daltrey, Linda Perry, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, Steven Van Zandt, Billy Idol, Beck and RZA.

Executives Ryan Pinette has been elevated to Svp, production and operations, Bravo & Oxygen Media. Pinette will continue to oversee all aspects related to the production of original series and specials for Bravo and expands his role to Oxygen’s growing slate of original programming including the recently announced series “Strut,” “Last Squad Standing,” “The Battle of the Ex Besties,” and “Unprotected.” Sports Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Liam McHugh and Carolyn Manno will serve as hosts for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They join Bob Costas, NBC’s primetime Olympics host for the 11th time, and Ryan Seacrest, who will host NBC’s late night show from Rio. Michaels will serve as a host during NBC’s daytime coverage on weekdays and weekends.  Patrick and Lowe will work across both NBC and Nbcsn.  McHugh and Manno will handle Nbcsn hosting duties. The Opening Ceremony is Friday, August 5 on NBC. »

- Lamarco McClendon

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NBC Will Showcase Olympics In Different Way For Late-Night, Daytime

14 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC will offer Olympics fans a different view of its coverage than in the recent past.

Bob Costas will hold forth during the company’s primetime coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and, as usual, from the company’s main broadcast center.  During daytime and late-night coverage, however, on-air personnel – including Ryan Seacrest – will broadcast from a studio located on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach.

The beach studio will feature an indoor and an outdoor set, along with an interview area, and a news update desk. All the facility elements are set up to capture views of the beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Rio coast line. High-definition video monitors will help showcase highlights from the Games.

“With the beach-volleyball venue just steps away, and thousands of athletes and fans visiting Copacabana and Ipanema every day, we will be able to perfectly capture the excitement and celebration taking place in Rio during the Olympics,” said Michael Sheehan, coordinating director of NBC Olympics, in a prepared statement.

NBC and its parent, NBCUniversal, have reason to differentiate its coverage outside primetime. The company has said it will present 325.5 hours of coverage of the Olympic Games from Rio in August across cable networks USA, Bravo, CNBC and MSNBC alone, with additional broadcasts on Nbcsn and Golf Channel. Including live-streaming, the company expects to transmit more than 6,000 hours of coverage.

 NBC said Seacrest will serve as host for NBC’s late night coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Hosts for NBC Olympics’ daytime coverage will be announced soon. Costas will serve, again, as NBC’s primetime anchor, marking his 11th time in the role.

Set up of the separate facility for coverage outside primetime marks the first time  in 24 years, since the 1992 Barcelona Games, that NBC Olympics has had a major studio outside of its usual broadcast center. NBC Olympics’ morning show for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics originated from an athletes’ residential area. NBC in 1988 featured daytime and late night coverage from pagodas located outside its broadcast center for its coverage of the Seoul Games.

Coverage kicks off August 5 with a telecast of the event’s opening ceremonies.




- Brian Steinberg

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Jimmy Kimmel to Jeff Probst on Emmy Hosting: ‘You Are Going to Suck, But You Will Survive’

13 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jeff Probst has the rare distinction of winning his first individual Emmy the same year he co-hosted the awards ceremony. The “Survivor” emcee claimed the inaugural award for reality competition host and then took the prize again the following three years. Though he hasn’t been nominated since, Probst remains one of the most indelible frontmen on TV. And about that ill-

fated Emmy hosting gig? He’s come to terms with it … mostly.

The Emmy host is not usually up for an Emmy, and on top of that you guys bombed.

On paper it seemed like a really good idea to have all five [hosting] nominees host the Emmys. Great idea on paper, horrible idea on stage. Who could have predicted that the five quote unquote best hosts would turn out to be the five underlined worst hosts. I think even my mom, who is my biggest fan, would agree it was the worst hosting performance of any person or persons in the history of any awards show on this planet or any other. It has taken years for me to fully embrace that, but I now completely own it.

Were you concerned it wasn’t going to work?

I have a vivid memory of the night before. I was at an Emmy party and I saw Jimmy Kimmel, I told him what we had planned for the show. I’ll never forget how kind and gracious he was in telling me how badly we were going to bomb. He was really great in making sure I understood that, “Yes, you’re going to suck but you will survive.” It’s the night before the show. I go home thinking, “Oh my God, it’s as bad as I thought.” We all knew it was gonna be bad. We were sitting in Ryan Seacrest’s house, a week before, writing the reviews. Which does beg the question, “Why weren’t you writing better material?”

What do you remember about the actual win?

It’s the very last category to be presented, and the presenter is Jimmy Kimmel — it’s all coming full circle. Kimmel read my name and as he handed me the statue I reminded myself, “This is for your work on ‘Survivor.’” It was a very humbling slash humiliating moment to get an award. The most humbling aspect was I wanted to be a part of the Emmy scene for so long. I wanted to feel included in that family. I finally get recognized and then absolutely blow it in front of all the people I wanted to impress. When I got the award I was really conflicted because I knew everyone in the audience is going, “This is the most ironic thing I’ve ever seen.”

Were you able to appreciate it despite the show?

I didn’t know Jon Hamm, but we were backstage and he was rushing off to do an interview and he stopped, came back to me, grabbed my arm, looked me in the eye and said, “You deserve that.” I felt like he was giving me a hug of love. As if to say, “Everybody’s been there, brother. You had a bad night, but you still deserve that award.” Between Kimmel and Hamm, my takeaway was really positive. It did make me feel like I still belonged in spite of everything.


- Geoff Berkshire

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Ryan Seacrest Opens Up About the "Exciting" Rob & Chyna Show

7 June 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ryan Seacrest is gearing up for Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's upcoming E! docu-series, Rob & Chyna. E! News caught up with the former American Idol host at the Macy's launch of his clothing line Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio where he opened up to us about the forthcoming reality show and what fans can look forward to when it premieres. "You can never guess what to expect with that family," he told us, "but I think it's exciting for them—this time for them. I think because they're expecting." As for the couple, Rob and Blac are both looking forward to letting their fans inside their worlds. The Lashed salon owner keeps her followers in the loop via Snapchat, Twitter and »

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Pregnant Savannah Guthrie Won't Cover Rio Olympics, Cites Zika Threat

7 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Good news/bad news: Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday revealed that she is pregnant with her second child. As a result, the Today host has opted out of participating in NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics as fears grow over the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

RelatedOlympics 2016: Ryan Seacrest to Host Late-Night Show, Live From Rio

“I’m not going to be able to go to Rio,” she said. “The doctors say that we shouldn’t because… of the Zika virus.” Guthrie’s decision comes following reports linking Zika — which has run rampant in Brazil — to a variety of severe birth defects. »

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Calvin Harris And Ellie Goulding’s Collaboration Is Almost Done

4 June 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Back in March, we learnt that Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris had a new collaboration in the works, with many people expecting to see the two artists debut it at Coachella. Since then, all has gone quiet in terms of when we’d see the track released, but now the latter artist has re-ignited interest in it.

Despite the fact that Harris told Ryan Seacrest during a previous interview that he had only really made “half a song” with Ellie, the producer has now revealed on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw that their collaboration is almost done. He says that Goulding sent him a vocal but the track is still missing a hook and that she needs to get back in the studio and finish it.

So, it appears then that there is definitely something brewing between the two artists, and it’s nearing completion. When they’ll »

- Matt Joseph

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Nick Jonas Spends the Day With Kids at the Children's Hospital of Orange County

1 June 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

We won't see Nick Jonas on stage with Bff Demi Lovato for another few weeks, but he's definitely keeping himself busy until then. On Tuesday, the singer stopped by to see the patients at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, where he signed autographs, posed for photos, and even gave an interview. The visit ties into Nick's role as an ambassador for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which tweeted about the event. Most recently, Nick also popped up in a somehow-sexy Sesame Street video and a new Carpool Karaoke session with Demi Lovato and James Corden. Keep reading to get your fill of Nick before his tour with Demi kicks off. »

- Ryan Roschke

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Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Land Their Own E! Reality Series

1 June 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

E! is expanding their powerhouse Kardashian franchise with a reality show for Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, Variety has learned.

The news of the series — titled “Rob & Chyna” — comes shortly after the newly engaged couple announced that they are expecting. The news of their pregnancy created a tabloid frenzy, much like most of the news in the famous family’s lives.

Rob & Chyna” will consist of six hourlong episodes, giving in inside look into the “whirlwind romance” of the pair, as they prepare for the birth of their first child.

E! has also greenlit an additional special, set to air after the six-episode season, which will celebrate the birth of their baby — dubbed the “newest Kardashian” by E!

“Very few love stories have created as much pop culture buzz as Rob and Chyna’s, and we are thrilled to see Rob in such a happy place,” said Jeff Olde, Evp »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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