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‘First Wives Club’ Reboot Lands Series Order at Paramount Network

‘First Wives Club’ Reboot Lands Series Order at Paramount Network
The First Wives Club” reboot has been ordered to series at Paramount Network, Variety has learned.

The order comes less than two weeks after the network ordered the project to pilot. The half-hour comedy is based on the 1996 Paramount film of the same name, which was itself based on the 1992 book of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. It will follow a group of New York women who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood and a little revenge. Paramount Network has ordered 10 half-hour episodes.

Tracy Oliver, who co-wrote the screenplay for the hit comedy film “Girls Trip,
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Stars Show Their Support For VegWeek 2018

VegWeek 2018 is now officially underway — and the 7-Day VegPledge Challenge is on! More than 8,000 people including pro-plant celebrities, athletes, and other world-changers are exploring and enjoying the many flavors and fun of plant-based eating from April 16-22.

The message is simple yet impactful: Together, we can change the world one week at a time!

Hosted by Compassion Over Killing since 2009, this annual healthy-eating campaign, has taken root around the planet — and for the planet. VegWeek is celebrated around Earth Day (April 22) to highlight the powerfully protective environmental impact of choosing plant-based food.

Raising animals for food is wreaking havoc on our planet and causing tremendous suffering. We can change this through our dietary choices. By putting plants on our plates, we can benefit the Earth, our health, and animals.

To keep up this meatless momentum, stars are inspiring their fans to join them on the green carpet! VegWeek 2018 celebrity Endorsers include: Mya,
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Christina Hodson to Write “Batgirl” Movie

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Two months after Joss Whedon exited the project, “Batgirl” has found a new writer. “Unforgettable” scribe Christina Hodson has signed on to pen the Warner Bros. film based on the beloved DC Entertainment character, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

First introduced in 1961 as Betty Kane, Batgirl evolved into Barbra Gordon, the daughter of Gotham’s police commissioner James Gordon.Yvonne Craig and Alicia Silverstone are among the actresses who have played the heroine.

Hodson wrote “Bumblebee,” the upcoming “Transformers” spinoff starring Hailee Steinfeld. The big-budget pic is set to bow December 21. Her other credits include last year’s Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl thriller “Unforgettable” and 2016’s Naomi Watts-starrer “Shut In.”

No stranger to the Batgirl character, the former development executive “helped to develop a feature project based on the all-female crime-fighting group Birds of Prey,” according to THR. Batgirl, described by DC as “an exceptional fighter and detective
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Batgirl film back on as Warner Bros. hires Christina Hodson to write script

After Warner Bros. was rumoured to have made Batgirl less of a priority after Joss Whedon stepped down as the writer and director when he realized he “didn’t really have a story”, it seemed it might be a while before we heard any movement, if any, on the purported project. Though its been a couple months, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the surprising news that Batgirl is back in development with Christina Hodson writing the script.

Hodson’s writing credits include the Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl thriller Unforgettable, but her most recent work is the upcoming Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee, focusing on the well-known Autobot scout. Hodson isn’t a stranger to Batgirl, however, as WB had also hired her to write a script for Birds of Prey featuring Harley Quinn alongside other female heroes and villains.

The film will reportedly feature the Barbara Gordon version of Batgirl, arguably
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Warner Bros. Hires Bumblebee Writer to Revive Batgirl Film

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After Joss Whedon's sudden departure, Warner Bros. and DC believe they have found the writer to resurrect the Batgirl film!  More within...

Last year, everyone was stunned to find out that Joss Whedon was working on bringing a Batgirl story to the big screen.  Unfortunately, as luck would have it, Whedon suffered from a lack of writer's block and ended up leaving the project, seemingly ending our hopes and dreams of seeing a Barbara Gordon flick.  Thankfully, a motivated Warner Bros. and DC Films team has found someone they believe can pen the story that Joss Whedon couldn't, bringing us one step closer to a Batgirl film coming to fruition.

According to an exclusive report by THR, WB and DC have hired the writer of Bumblebee, the Transformers reboot, Christina Hodson to put a Batgirl story together.  Hodson's resume also includes writing credits for 2017's Unforgettable, starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl,
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Batgirl Movie Revs Back Up with Bumblebee Writer

Warner Bros. and DC Films have announced that the Batgirl movie will now be written by Christina Hodson, who just wrote the Transformers spinoff movie Bumblebee. The news comes after many DC fans believed the project was dead after it was announced previous writer and director, Joss Whedon, had exited the movie. However, this new announcement should get fans excited about the further development of the Batgirl movie.

In addition to the Bumblebee movie, Christina Hodson wrote the 2017 thriller Unforgettable, which starred Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl. But more importantly, Hodson wrote the script for the Harley Quinn Birds of Prey spinoff for Warner Bros. and DC Films and it's been reported that the studio is very happy with the results, which obviously helped in landing the Batgirl writing gig. It's also been reported that the Birds of Prey script has already started to be sent to directors, meaning that
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‘First Wives Club’ Series Reboot Gets Pilot Order at Paramount Network

Paramount Network has given a pilot order to a series reboot of “The First Wives Club,” Variety has confirmed.

The half-hour comedy is based on the 1996 Paramount film of the same name, which was itself based on the 1992 book of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. It will follow a group of New York women who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood and a little revenge. Tracy Oliver, who co-wrote the screenplay for the hit comedy film “Girls Trip,” will write and executive produce. Karen Rosenfelt will also executive produce along with Scott Rudin.
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Celebs Pledge To Eat Green For VegWeek 2018

With inspiration from the stars, thousands of people are joining Compassion Over Killing’s VegWeek 2018 campaign, by pledging to eat plant-based from April 16-22.

Alicia Silverstone For VegWeek 2018

VegWeek is celebrated annually in April, to coincide with Earth Day (April 22) and aims to inspires pre-vegans to take the VegPledge as a fun and collective way to explore the many flavors and benefits of choosing plant-based foods, for our planet, animals, and our health.

VegWeek 2018 celebrity Endorsers include:

Alicia Silverstone, actress & author

Grey, vegan rapper

Mya, recording artist

Alexandra Paul, actor

Tia Blanco, surfer

Torre Washington, bodybuilder

Belinda Carlisle, recording artist

Lauren Toyota, founder, Hot for Food

and other stars

The power of protecting our planet through plant-based eating is clear: raising animals for food is a leading cause of environmental degradation, and we can all fight climate change with our forks. Oxford University researchers found that a global shift to
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What We Know about Upcoming Dramedy “American Woman” So Far

So far what we can tell about the upcoming dramedy known as American Woman is that it’s going to be a reminder of the way things used to be. Alicia Silverstone is going to be playing the role of Bonnie Nolan, the all-American mother that was the norm back in the days when women’s lib was just getting started and equality was still something that no woman could honestly expect. Since then obviously things have changed, but during this time women couldn’t do a lot of things on their own and the world was a much different place. The world

What We Know about Upcoming Dramedy “American Woman” So Far
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Brian May Joins Charities to Deliver 425,000 Signatures Calling for a UK Fur Trade Ban

Queen guitarist and animal advocate Brian May Cbe joined the UK’s leading animal-protection groups at 10 Downing Street this week to hand in a petition with 425,834 signatures urging Prime Minister Theresa May to introduce a UK animal-fur import ban.

Brian May With Petition To Introduce a UK animal-fur import ban

The campaigners wore T-shirts that read, “#FurFreeBritain”, and two sported 2 foot papier mâché fox and rabbit heads, which were made by Paperhand Puppet Intervention.

Fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000, but since then, Britain has imported animal fur worth more than £650 million from countries such as China and Poland, where animals are typically bred in appalling conditions on fur farms.

The petition signatures were collected as part of the Fur Free Britain campaign by the UK animal charities Humane Society International UK, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Four Paws, Animal Aid, Brian May’s Save Me Trust,
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Series Mania 2018 competition line-up includes Jesse Armstrong, Abi Morgan projects

Includes world premieres of Succession and The Split.

The world premiere of the 60-minute pilot episode of HBO’s Succession, written by Jesse Armstrong, the UK creator of Peep Show and Fresh Meat, and directed by Adam McKay, whose credits include The Big Short and Anchorman, will open the ninth edition of Series Mania in Lille on April 27.

Brian Cox, Hiam Abbass and Matthew Macfadyen head the ensemble cast of Succession, which follows the travails of a dysfunctional media dynasty.

Additionally, the Official Competition is comprised of 10 world premieres of original global TV series. They include BBC and Sundance TV series The Split,
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‘Succession,’ ‘American Woman,’ ‘Autonomies,’ ‘Rain’ Set for Series Mania in Lille

After moving to the northeastern French city of Lille from its longtime base in Paris, Series Mania will open its newest edition April 27 with HBO’s media empire drama “Succession,” written and created by Jesse Armstrong. The festival will close May 5 with the French premiere of Sky’s “Babylon Berlin,” a Beta Film co-produced series that pushed the bounds of scale and production values for high-end foreign-language European series.

Series Mania’s upcoming ninth edition is its first in Lille after eight years in the French capital. The event, a French government-backed drive to create a TV fest with the
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San Francisco Native Alicia Silverstone Wants City To Ban Fur

As the San Francisco Board of Supervisors prepares to vote on a city-wide ban on fur sales, native San Franciscan Alicia Silverstone sent a letter on PETA's behalf today asking board members to follow the examples of West Hollywood and Berkeley and make San Francisco a fur-free city.

“As a native San Franciscan, I’m thrilled to know that you’re considering a ban on fur sales — which is similar to the lifesaving legislation passed in West Hollywood and Berkeley. I’m writing to urge you to do everything in your power to help make San Francisco a fur-free city.

“For decades, my friends at PETA have been exposing horrific cruelty in the fur trade all over the world: Investigators have documented that foxes are electrocuted, dogs are bludgeoned to death, minks are suffering from festering open wounds and eye infections, and much more. One investigator even recorded a
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Charitybuzz Launches Curates: Music Fundraising Campaign

Music lovers, look no further for your next memorable experience or exclusive artist swag – Charitybuzz’s Curates: Music campaign has launched, featuring 100+ auction lots, from unmatched VIP access to exclusive meet-and-greets and coveted memorabilia.

Fans, collectors and other donors can access these incredible experiences all while giving back to non-profit causes. Curates: Music is live now through March 28.

Charitybuzz is the leading online auction site for cause, bringing its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference. At Charitybuzz.com, fans can browse through and bid on dozens of music-related auction items, including:

Private guitar lesson from Kiss's Paul Stanley, benefiting Lollipop Theater

‘Revolver’ album cover signed by all four Beatles, benefiting Facing Addiction

Meet-and-greet with Celine Dion in Las Vegas, benefiting Autism Movement Therapy

Opportunity for give-time Grammy Award winner Clive Davis to listen to your music during a 30-minute meeting in NYC,
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Diane Warren Donates Song to Help End Dod’s Trauma Drills on Animals

Grammy winner Diane Warren, who has written nine number-one hits, today wrote something else: a letter to military leaders at 17 bases across the United States asking them to get in sync with congressional efforts to end archaic trauma training drills on live animals and switch to using sophisticated human simulators instead.

She also donated the justice-themed track from Marshall “Stand Up for Something” — which was nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscars — to PETA's campaign to modernize military training, which was endorsed by The New York Times.

The biographical film Marshall depicts the life of the first African American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall. This makes the anthemic song — with lyrics that read, “Ain’t here to judge, just to take a stand” and “make a stand for what’s right/It’s always worth, always worth the fight” — particularly meaningful to PETA, as in 1991, Justice Marshall
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Celebrities Call For A Fur Ban In The UK

This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May received a letter from 31 of Britain’s biggest stars urging her to introduce a UK ban on animal-fur imports.

Fur farming has been illegal in the UK since 2000, but since then Britain has imported over £650 million worth of fur from countries such as China and Poland, where animals are typically bred in appalling conditions on fur farms.

The stars signed the open letter to show their support for the #FurFreeBritain campaign run by a group of prominent animal charities – Humane Society International UK, the Rspca, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Four Paws, Animal Aid, Brian May's Save Me Trust, Viva!, The Jane Goodall Institute UK, and Open Cages – and supported by social network Care2.

The following celebrities have added their names: Alesha Dixon, Alison Steadman OBE, Sir Andy Murray OBE, Bill Bailey, Chris Packham, Douglas Booth, Evanna Lynch, Fearne Cotton,
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Liev Schreiber and His Hurricane Harvey Rescue Pups Are Now PETA Pinups

In a series of snapshots, Liev Schreiber snuggles up to brother-and-sister puppy duo Woody and Willow for a new PETA ad that proclaims, “Adopt! Once You Do, You Won’t Be Able to Picture Your Life Without Them!”

Liev Schreiber PETA Ad

The ad follows Schreiber’s adoption of Woody and Willow from the Live With Kelly and Ryan show set, where they’d been brought from an animal shelter in Texas that was overwhelmed with homeless animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

“Animal shelters across the country are flooded with dogs just like Woody and Willow,” says Schreiber. “It’s hard knowing that so many are still waiting for their forever home. The good folks at PETA and I encourage you to find your own perfect match and save a life (or two!) by adopting.”

Not every pup is as lucky as Woody and Willow. Every year, more
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Stars Come Out For 16th Annual Mptf Night Before Party

A star-studded host committee, Academy Awards nominees and presenters, along with some of the most powerful industry influencers came together on March 3rd, 2018 for the 16th annual ‘Night Before’ party to benefit Mptf.

George Clooney, Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell, and Jack Black

Credit/Copyright: George Pimentel/Getty Images for Mptf

Funds raised during the legendary evening will be used to support Mptf in providing social services and financial assistance to the entertainment community, as well as it’s renowned retirement community and innovative programs for seniors and those who care for them. The organization impacts thousands of people each year who have committed their lives to a career in entertainment. The annual event raised $5 million last night, totaling just over $80 million in the event’s history.

The 2018 host committee included a lineup of the industry’s most elite talent, including Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Tanya Haden Black & Jack Black,
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Win The Killing of a Sacred Deer on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of The Killing of a Sacred Deer on 5th March, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman star in this horror drama written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Steven Murphy (Farrell) is a successful cardiac surgeon who lives a happy life with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Kidman) and their two children Kim (Raffey Cassidy) and Bob (Sunny Suljic). However, his perfect life starts coming apart at the seams after he befriends 16-year-old Martin (Barry Keoghan). Steven spends much of his time hanging out alone with the teenager and also invites him round to his upper-class home to socialise with his kids. However, when Steven visits Martin and his mother (Alicia Silverstone) for dinner, the teenager’s motives for their unusual friendship become clear and it transpires he’s willing to go to great lengths to get what he wants,
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Alicia Silverstone Documents Hawaiian Vacation with Son After Confirming Split from Husband

After announcing her split from husband Christopher Jarecki, Alicia Silverstone is spending some quality time with her No. 1 man: 6-year-old son Bear Blu.

The mother-son duo headed to the Hawaiian island of Kauai for a beach getaway, where they wasted no time in taking advantage of all the tropical paradise has to offer — and even enjoying mundane tasks like chores.

“So fun playing in the water with Bear. Swimming, boogie boarding and just savoring. We’ve been staying at my friend’s home while he is away. Driving around in his big truck was fun in the rain and mud,
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