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Francia Raisa on Her New Show Grown-ish and How She Copes With Fame

Francia Raisa on Her New Show Grown-ish and How She Copes With Fame
Francia Raisa experienced a new — and overwhelming — level of fame in September when it was revealed that she donated her kidney to save the life of her best friend Selena Gomez, whose battle with lupus made the transplant necessary. Now, she’s in the spotlight again, but on a happier occasion — her latest role in the highly anticipated series Grown-ish, Freeform’s spinoff of the award-winning series Black-ish. Although the actress rose to fame in films like Bring it On: All or Nothing and the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, the 29-year-old is center stage like
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From Finding Neverland to Secret Life: Golden Globe Nominees' Old Roles You Probably Forgot About

From Finding Neverland to Secret Life: Golden Globe Nominees' Old Roles You Probably Forgot About
As movie buffs gear up to watch the very long list of critically acclaimed TV shows and films up for Golden Globe Awards, we’re taking a look back at the stars’ early onscreen roles — some of which even led to nominations.

Take a trip down memory lane by hosting a mini viewing party, courtesy of Saoirse Ronan, Freddie Highmore and Shailene Woodley’s blast-from-the-past performances.

Shailene Woodley

Currently up for: best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie for Big Little Lies

The role you almost forgot about: Amy Juergen, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 12)

1967: The Doctors' Matt was annoyed to find Nick and John

arguing again. 1986: Ryan's Hope's& Rick wanted more time with

Ryan. 1995: One Life to Live's Viki remembered Tori killed

Victor. 2003: As the World Turns' Rose D'Angelo died."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1957: On The Edge of Night, Ed Parmalee (Les Damon) confessed his guilt to Mike Karr (John Larkin) about stabbing Bruce Thompson in the back.

1967: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) interrupted the latest heated argument between Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) and Dr. John Rice (Terry Kiser).

1970: Actress Carolyn Craig,
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'Whyyy?!' Anthony Anderson Freaks Out in Sneak Peek of black-ish spinoff grown-ish

Andre Johnson is not happy about his eldest daughter going off to college.

“You don’t understand, Zozo, the world is a dangerous place now. College is totally different than when I was coming up,” Andre (Anthony Anderson) tells Zoey (Yara Shahidi) in a grown-ish preview clip exclusive to People.

In the upcoming premiere of the black-ish spinoff, Zoey has only been at college for three days, and her father has already melted down. But Zoey is quick to point out to Andre that he survived his wild party days.

“Dude, you had Freaknik,” says Zoey, referencing a massive annual spring break meeting in Atlanta,
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Dancing with the Stars Finale: 5 Things to Know About Crooning Heartthrob Jordan Fisher

Dancing with the Stars Finale: 5 Things to Know About Crooning Heartthrob Jordan Fisher
A young fan base was already “Hopelessly Devoted” to Dancing with the Stars contestant Jordan Fisher even before he became a frontrunner.

The Hamilton and Grease: Live star is partnered with pro dancer Lindsay Arnold for season 25 of the ABC reality dance competition.

Watch: Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold’s Semifinals Performance

Fisher, who hails from Birmingham, Alabama, is your new crush, whether or not you know it yet. Here are five things to know about him:

1. He’s a theater kid through and through.

Fisher began his acting career at Birmingham’s Red Mountain Theatre Company, though he was first
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‘Queen Sugar’ Star Bianca Lawson Is Changing How Addiction is Portrayed on TV (Exclusive)

‘Queen Sugar’ Star Bianca Lawson Is Changing How Addiction is Portrayed on TV (Exclusive)
Own’s Queen Sugar may be centered around the Bordelon siblings and their fight to keep their sugarcane farm and mill churning; but Darla, played by longtime TV teen star Bianca Lawson (Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), is a quiet force that’s breaking stereotypes by shining a light on addiction and mental illness.

Lawson was immediately drawn to the recovering addict and former prostitute who is trying to rebuild a life with her son Blue (Ethan Hutchison) and his father, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), because of “her survival instincts and her resiliency,” she tells Et. “I feel like even though her story is so sad, there is something very hopeful in terms of the worst things can happen to you, and you can do terrible things, but you can still start over. There’s hope for your life.”

Embodying the character has given Lawson a chance to play what is usually
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Why That New Intern on Grey's Anatomy Looks So Damn Familiar

Image Source: ABC It's official: there's a new crop of interns on Grey's Anatomy. While Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital's fresh faces are (more or less) fresh additions to the TV world, one of the six newbies actually has a pretty extensive résumé. As you might recall, the end of the most recent episode features a particularly charged run-in between DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and a member of the new intern squad named Sam. The character is played by Jeanine Mason, and while she hasn't necessarily been cast in a lead role, she's acted in quite a few TV series. Mason actually got her star in reality TV; she won the fifth season of So You Think You Can Dance on Fox! From there, she launched her acting career with a series of roles, including a part on CSI. In 2013, Mason appeared on Bunheads for seven episodes as Cozette. Image Source: Everett
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Anthony Anderson Sobs Hysterically as His black-ish Daughter Yara Shahidi Heads Off to College in grown-ish First Look

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Anthony Anderson Sobs Hysterically as His black-ish Daughter Yara Shahidi Heads Off to College in grown-ish First Look
Hey black-ish fans, meet your next obsession: grown-ish.

From executive producer Kenya Barris, grown-ish follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) from the Emmy-nominated ABC comedy as they embark on a new chapter of their lives: Zoey’s freshman year of college.

People can exclusively reveal the first promo for the upcoming spinoff, which kicks off with a special two-episode premiere Jan. 3 on Freeform — and you’re probably not shocked that the Johnson family patriarch doesn’t take the transition all that well.

“It hurts so bad,” he wails into the phone in the sneak peek above.
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Selena Gomez's Bff Francia Raisa Reveals Why She Decided to Give Her a Kidney: 'There's No Guarantee I'll Wake Up'

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Selena Gomez's Bff Francia Raisa Reveals Why She Decided to Give Her a Kidney: 'There's No Guarantee I'll Wake Up'
Watch: “I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life.” @selenagomez & @therealfrancia speak out on kidney donation process pic.twitter.com/tj1Ri1dED8

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Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa are ready to talk — together.

The “Wolves” singer, 25, shocked fans in September by announcing that, due to lupus complications, she’d received a kidney transplant from her best friend Raisa over the summer. The two pals sat down with Today for a joint interview about the surgery, recovery and the months since.

“My kidneys were just done,” Gomez told Savannah Guthrie.
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Selena Gomez and Kidney Donor Francia Raisa Speak Out for First Time Since Transplant: 'My Kidneys Were Just Done'

Selena Gomez and Kidney Donor Francia Raisa Speak Out for First Time Since Transplant: 'My Kidneys Were Just Done'
“You feel that Francia saved your life?” –@savannahguthrie

“Because she did.” –@selenagomez pic.twitter.com/2C2tzIvz1S

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Selena Gomez became emotional as she opened up about her recent kidney transplant, and the devoted friend who chose to give a piece of herself to her.

In their first interview since the transplant, Gomez, 25, and 29-year-old Francia Raísa opened up about Gomez’s headline-making health scare — and the singer credited Raísa with saving her life.

“Because she did. That’s it,” she told Today‘s Savannah Guthrie in a clip of the exclusive interview.
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Selena Gomez Will Take the Stage for the First Time Since Her Kidney Transplant at the 2017 American Music Awards

Selena Gomez Will Take the Stage for the First Time Since Her Kidney Transplant at the 2017 American Music Awards
Selena Gomez is about to return to the stage for the first time since undergoing surgery for a kidney transplant, People can exclusively reveal.

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter is set to perform her brand new single “Wolves” at the 2017 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19. It’s an event she would never miss, having won the award for favorite female artist – pop/rock in 2016, as well as providing show-stopping performances of her honest track “Same Old Love” in 2015 and her emotional song “The Heart Wants What It Wants” in 2014.

Can't wait- https://t.co/HG24wMONMh

Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) October 26, 2017

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TVLine Items: Facinelli Polices S.W.A.T., Adelstein Joins Imposters and More

TVLine Items: Facinelli Polices S.W.A.T., Adelstein Joins Imposters and More
Supergirl alum Peter Facinelli is (business) suiting back up at CBS with a recurring role on the upcoming drama S.W.A.T.

The actor — who played CEO Maxwell Lord on the aforementioned superhero series — will portray Michael Plank, a confident, powerful businessman who also volunteers as a civilian police commissioner and head of the police board, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedS.W.A.T. Promotes David Lim to Regular

Facinelli’s other TV credits include American Odyssey, Damages and Nurse Jackie.

S.W.A.T. premieres Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10/9c on CBS.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Imposters co-creator Paul Adelstein will
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Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Is Going To Deliver Six New Surprises Very Soon

Hey, Grey's Anatomy fans. We've got a new report for you guys via the folks over at TV Line. It turns out that your favorite show will be offering up six new surprises as early as this Thursday night, October 12,2017! That's right. In the 4th new episode of this current 14th season, Grey's Anatomy is going to debut 6 new castmembers! They are all interns. And just to be all the way accurate, technically five of the six new castmembers will make their debut. One of them already debuted during the big two hour premiere episode. That one was actor Jake Borelli who plays character Levi. He is Jo's new intern. Levi will be a recurring character. Jake Borelli's acting resume includes roles in Psych, ICarly, The Forgotten, Parenthood, CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles,True Jackson, Greek, Suburgatory, Elf Employment, Supermoms, Nesting, a short called, "Meanamorphosis," a TV series called,"CeReality,
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Francia Raisa Bares Scars From Selena Gomez Kidney Transplant at the Gym

Francia Raisa Bares Scars From Selena Gomez Kidney Transplant at the Gym
Francia Raisa is a true friend—and she has the scars to prove it. The Secret Life of the American Teenager star posted an Instagram video of her working out on Thursday, and people spotted the actress's scars from the kidney transplant she underwent to help her friend Selena Gomez. "Happy to be back," Raisa posted alongside the video of her doing a weight lifting set. The actress looked chic at the gym and wore a gray Under Armour sports bra, gray leggings and black cap in the post. Although, Gomez could probably hook her up with some new workout gear if she really wanted it—the "Bad Liar" singer recently signed a multi-million dollar collaboration with Puma. Gomez...
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Selena Gomez Cradles Cute New Puppy in Her Arms While Stepping Out in N.Y.C. After Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez Cradles Cute New Puppy in Her Arms While Stepping Out in N.Y.C. After Kidney Transplant
On Friday, Selena Gomez was spotted in New York City carrying her adorable new dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Gomez was dressed casually, wearing an oversized red hoodie with fringed black sweatpants

Fans are speculating Gomez, 25, shares custody of her dog with her boyfriend, The Weeknd. Earlier this week, he posted a picture on his Instagram story of the puppy eating his shoes captioned, “not the kicks fam.”

On Sept. 2, Gomez and her boyfriend were previously seen visiting a pet store in N.Y.C. together. On Sept. 7, Gomez’s assistant Theresa Mingus was photographed holding a puppy and
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Demi Lovato on Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant: ‘She Is a Very Strong Woman’

Demi Lovato on Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant: ‘She Is a Very Strong Woman’
Demi Lovato couldn’t be more proud of friend Selena Gomez for soldiering through her kidney transplant.

“I think that she is a very strong woman,” Lovato told People exclusively Friday evening following a private performance in downtown Los Angeles for her Spotify superfans to celebrate the launch of her upcoming album, Tell Me You Love Me.

“I’m very happy and proud of her,” added the “Sorry Not Sorry” ingers, 25, who first met Gomez when they were children on Barney & Friends and became close friends when they both had shows on the Disney Channel during their teen years.

Related Video: Meet Francia Raisa,
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Francia Raisa

Francia’s been a friend of Selena Gomez for a long time, though it seemed to many that Francia just came out of nowhere. But, Francia is a star in her own right. Her fans know her for the film Bring It On: All or Nothing and her role as Adrian in the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. When the news hit that Francia donated her kidney to Selena Gomez, fans were shocked. Francia wanted to help Gomez, who has lupus, and was undergoing chemotherapy. Gomez needed a kidney, and her long-time friend gave her the incredible

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Francia Raisa
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Selena Gomez Recovering After Kidney Transplant: Everything We Know

Selena Gomez Recovering After Kidney Transplant: Everything We Know
With the support of her loved ones and a few dietary changes, Selena Gomez is slowly recovering from her kidney transplant, which she revealed this week. The singer had revealed in 2015 that she has been battling lupus, an autoimmune and inflammatory disease that can cause kidney failure, and had undergone chemotherapy. On Thursday, she announced that she had undergone a kidney transplant and had received a kidney donated by her friend, The Secret Life of the American Teenager alum Francia Raisa, 29. Selena, 25, posted a photo of the two lying on hospital beds, holding hands. E! News has learned that Selena and Raisa underwent their procedures a couple of months...
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Selena Gomez Returns to Work on Woody Allen Movie Hours After Revealing Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez Returns to Work on Woody Allen Movie Hours After Revealing Kidney Transplant
Selena Gomez is the ultimate professional.

The 25-year-old singer and actress was back on the set of her new untitled Woody Allen project in New York City on Thursday just hours after announcing she underwent surgery this summer for a kidney transplant due to complications stemming from her lupus diagnosis.

The star kept her look casual with a white T-shirt and jeans and wore her hair pulled back in a ponytail. She also appeared to be holding a script in her hand.

“I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the
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Selena Gomez, Kidney Transplant Harder on Donor Francia Raisa

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Selena Gomez has been through hell and back with her failing kidneys, but we're told the transplant operation and recovery was actually more difficult for her best friend who donated her kidney -- Francia Raisa. Sources close to Francia tell TMZ, removing her kidney was a show-stopper ... she could not do any physical activity for 2 months. We're told it was especially difficult for Francia, an actress who starred in "The Secret Life of the American Teenager,
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