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Selena Gomez is standing by her Netflix show 13 Reasons Why amid claims that the breakout drama glamorizes teen suicide.
“I just wanted it to come across in a way that kids would be frightened, but confused — in a way that they would talk about it because it’s something that’s happening all the time,” Gomez, 24, told E! News, noting that she is “very surprised” at the success of the project.
The critically well-received show has been widely talked about since it first hit the streaming service in March. The series, about a deceased teenager and the thirteen tapes she »
- Char Adams
Ja Rule is "deeply sorry" for those inconvenienced by his Fyre Festival, but also says "it's not my fault."
The rapper, who was an early backer of the "luxury" festival in Great Exuma, Bahamas, took to Twitter on Friday to express his heartbreak over the situation.
"We are working right now on getting everyone out of the island Safe that is my immediate concern," he wrote, declaring that the event was "not a scam." "I don't know how everything went so left but I'm working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded."
Hundreds of festival-goers, who paid between $1,000 and $125,000 for tickets, and were promised gourmet food and accommodations, were left stranded on the island after arriving to an unfinished »
“13 Reasons Why” is causing controversy in Canada after some schools have started warning parents about the graphic nature of the young adult adaptation, despite the show’s positive messages regarding bullying and suicide prevention.
After debuting on the streaming service on March 31, executive producer Selena Gomez’s hit series has become the subject of dispute at multiple Canadian school systems in less than a month. According to the CBC, St. Vincent Elementary School in Edmonton, Alberta, sent an email to the parents of sixth graders letting them know their students were prohibited from even mentioning the show on school grounds.
“The discussion that is unfolding at school is troubling. This series is rated Mature and the theme is the suicide of a high school student. This show includes graphic violence (rape) and gore, profanity, alcohol/drugs/smoking, and frightening/intense scenes,” read the letter. “The purpose of this email is to provide you with this information. Please »
- JD Knapp
Following Anne Rice's announcement in late 2016 that she had reattained the adaptation rights to The Vampire Chronicles and was working with her son, Christopher, on a pilot episode for a TV series adaptation of her beloved book series, it's now been announced that Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to The Vampire Chronicles, with the mother-son duo on board as writers and executive producers for the in-development TV series.
Press Release (via Anne Rice's Facebook page): "Hollywood, Calif., (April 28, 2017) – Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 11 books from acclaimed author Anne Rice’s best-selling series, “The Vampire Chronicles.” Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling® author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
“It is undeniable that Anne Rice has »
- Derek Anderson
Ryan Tedder is opening up about his health — and OneRepublic‘s recent hiatus.
In a lengthy Facebook post, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter explained to fans why he and his band took a four-month break.
“I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, not sleeping, on meds, not happy, anxiety on a crippling level and it was triggered from sheer exhaustion,” wrote Tedder, 37, detailing the band’s nearly nonstop schedule since they formed a decade ago.
“I looked at a calendar, realized I had been gone 200 days of 2016 and still had three more weeks of being gone.,. From my family, my wife, »
- Jeff Nelson
Paris Jackson has mixed feelings about the dark subject matter in 13 Reasons Why.
Netflix's wildly popular teen drama, based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher, follows high school student Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he sets out to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), and her decision to commit suicide.
The storyline hits close to home for Paris, who attempted to commit suicide at age 15, and revealed to Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year that the highly publicized incident was just one of multiple attempts.
Exclusive: Selena Gomez and 13 Reasons Why Cast Say Season 2 Is Possible -- 'People Want to Know More'
On Thursday, Paris reacted to a negative review of 13 Reasons Why in an Instagram post, calling it an important show but also offering a note of caution. "This show was an amazing way to get the message across to bullies that they need to stop doing what they »
Did The Weeknd‘s fans feel this coming?
The singer, 25, kicked off the North American leg of his tour earlier this week, and People can exclusively confirm he is partnering with Grey Goose to provide signature cocktails at his concerts.
Fans will be able to sip on cocktails such as the “Starboy” and “Sidewalks” featuring Grey Goose Vx and named after the star’s biggest hits.
“Grey Goose has always been such an iconic brand to me,” The Weeknd tells People exclusively about the partnership. “I’m excited to partner with them.”
According to a press release, the singer — who »
- Melody Chiu
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has to carry specific warnings about the show’s content at the beginning and end of each episode in New Zealand, following a ruling by the national Office of Film and Literature Classification (Oflc), which gave the series a new rating of RP18.
The organization previously only had ratings restricting content to people ages 13 and under and ages 16 and under, but created the new rating in response to 13 Reasons Why.
- Pip Bulbeck
Rock the mic!
Vin Diesel gave a surprise performance at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, Florida on Thursday.
The Furious 8 star looked like a music pro while taking the stage with Nicky Jam, who performed his new single "El Gander."
Diesel — who was dressed in white jeans, a black tank top, and dark sunglasses — came out from backstage as the reggaeton artist rapped the line: "Now I'm making movies with Vin Diesel."
The crowd seemed to love the cameo, loudly cheering for the 49-year-old actor as he rapped in Spanish.
Exclusive: Vin Diesel's Adorable Daughter Is the 'Most Excited Kid in the World' at 'Gotg 2' Premiere
This isn't Diesel's first foray into music. In February, the Northern California native revealed that his vocals were featured on Selena Gomez's single 'It Ain't Me,' produced »
Selena Gomez is out to make a difference once again. The "Good For You" singer is out doing some good for the world, hosting this year's We Day event at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The singer is just one of many appearing at We Day California, with celebs such as Paula Abdul, Laverne Cox, Jessie J, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato also slated to attend. We Day is the biggest event of the year for We, a worldwide charity movement that strives to help communities come up with sustainable solutions to big problems. This SoCal event is just one part of a global series bringing together thousands of students, speakers and A-listers to celebrate the work of »
Selena Gomez is all smiles!
The 24-year-old singer was the host of this year's We Day celebration at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Thursday, where she gave us an update on her personal life, what's next for her hit Netflix series and the reason why the event holds extra special meaning to her.
Watch: Selena Gomez and '13 Reasons Why' Cast Members Get Meaningful Matching Tattoos
"This is my fifth time being a part of We Day and second time hosting. I'm just more here to encourage these kids and tell stories with them," she told Et's Katie Krause of her involvement with the event, which celebrates a year of action that transformed communities and changed lives. "Because, there's nothing more beautiful than seeing how all these kids that are here today actually earned being here. They want to give back to their community, they want to inspire other kids to do the same."
When asked who »
For much of 13 Reasons Why, Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) spends his time walking around the halls of his high school with a pair of headphones and a cassette player, listening to the 13 tapes left behind by Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), a former classmate who had committed suicide a few weeks earlier. After finishing the series, the first thing we wanted to do was reach for our own headphones, because the show's soundtrack could not be more perfect. With a great mix of indie hits (like Lord Huron's "The Night We Met," which plays at the school dance), pop covers (Selena Gomez's "Only You"), and vintage classics (get ready for The Cure and Joy Division), the dark drama becomes that much more hauntingly memorable. Minnette actually picked out many of the tracks himself, so you have him to thank while you enjoy the next 36 songs. RelatedNetflix Is Nearing a »
- Quinn Keaney
Selena Gomez has her heart set on helping the youth. As this year's We Day host, the songstress is feeling empowered by the kids the organization attracts. "The reason why I fell in love with working with We Day is just a family here. It's what they do for kids," she told E! News at the event. "It's not just they want to help a specific community or want to go to a certain place in the world. They are encouraging kids from even in your backyard to be doing something for your community, for your neighborhood, for your family, for your friends." Having hosted the event before, the 24-year-old is just focused on listening to all of the young people. "I love hearing »
Netflix’s original series 13 Reasons Why deals with sensitive issues, such as sexual assault, underage drinking, driving under the influence, body shaming and, ultimately, a graphic suicide scene.
Co-executive produced by Selena Gomez, the show has brought the sensitive topic of teen suicide to the forefront, with experts coming forward to say that after watching 13 Reasons Why — which debuted March 31 and is based on Jay Asher’s 2007 book of the same name — parents should have a conversation with their children.
Netflix says that’s the reason they ultimately created the show, to “ up a dialogue among parents, teens, schools and »
- Rose Minutaglio and Chris Harris
Here’s one to watch!
English singer-songwriter Jasmine Thompson will release her Wonderland Ep next month, and People has an exclusive first look at the video for one of its standout tracks, “Old Friends.”
The soulful 16-year-old vocalist found fame posting covers on YouTube before scoring a hit with German deejay-producer Felix Jaehn with “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better),” a remake of the 1983 Chaka Khan classic. And when it came time to write and record her latest release, she turned to a slew of pros, including dynamite songwriting duo Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels — and even Meghan Trainor!
- Jeff Nelson
[This story contains spoilers from Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.]
To say the conversation around Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why has been mixed would be an understatement.
The drama, created by Brian Yorkey and based on Jay Asher's best-selling Ya novel, revolves around Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), who via 13 cassette tapes she leaves behind, explains why she decided to commit suicide. While the series has been praised for opening up a greater dialogue about teen suicide, the Selena Gomez-produced drama has also been criticized for its graphic depiction of Hannah's suicide.
In addition to exploring suicide, the series — »
- Brian Porreca
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is "on the cusp" of renewing 13 Reasons Why for a second season! While the streaming service has yet to comment, THR writes that the writers room has been working on season two for a few weeks. The adaptation of Jay Asher's 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why is one of Netflix's most addictive series yet. Stylized as 13 Reasons Why, the show was envisioned to run exactly 13 episodes; it was brought to Netflix as a miniseries, designed to tell one singular story. While some fans maintain that the series shouldn't go beyond the first set of episodes, some of us have been rooting for a second season for weeks. The entire premise is that a teenage girl commits suicide, and through a series of tapes, she's explaining why. However, the TV writers did expand on the characters in the book, giving them richer stories to fill out the episodes. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Time to invest in blue nail polish and blank cassette tapes, because there’s a good chance that Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why will be back for a second season.
The streaming video site is nearing a decision to bring back the teen drama, our sister site Deadline reports. And the series got its Season 2 writers’ room going a few weeks ago, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Related13 Reasons Why Finale Recap: Who’s on Hannah’s Heartbreaking Final Tape?
It’s not official yet but word is that 13 Reasons Why, Netflix’s adaption of the bestselling 2007 Ya book by Jay Asher, would be getting a second-season renewal soon. That wouldn’t be a surprise — executive produced by Selena Gomez, 13 Reasons Why has been well received by critics and has created buzz on social media, quickly developing a following. There had been talks about how to extend the premise beyond Season 1. The series follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan… »
Schools across the country are issuing warnings to parents about Netflix’s latest original series, 13 Reasons Why, over concern that the breakout teen drama could glamorize teen suicide.
So where does the concern lie with the critically well-received show – and why are schools getting involved?
What is the show?
13 Reasons Why – which hit the popular streaming platform on March 31 – draws its plot from Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult novel of the same. The show’s episode count matches its title, with each installment following a series of audio recordings a teen leaves behind for her classmates and peers explaining why she decided to kill herself. »
- Lindsay Kimble
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