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Litchfield Slips Into Utter Chaos In Full Trailer For Orange Is The New Black Season 5

How exciting is it that House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and HBO’s Game of Thrones – arguably the three bankable heavy hitters of the current TV landscape – are prepped and ready to roll out new episodes over the course of the next few months?

Up first is Netflix political drama House of Cards, after the online streamer earmarked the Underwoods’ return for May 30th. Indeed, if you’re planning on binge-watching the show’s fifth season, you better do it quick; Orange is the New Black is also on the verge of its fifth season – June 6th is the date for your diaries – and today brings forth the first full-length trailer to prove it.

Picking up immediately after the fallout of Oitnb season 4, it’s understood the next batch of episodes takes place over the course of three days. It lays the foundation for a relatively taut,
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Orange Is the New Black: Season Five; Netflix Releases First Look Video

"We are laying low and we're staying out of trouble." Netflix has just released a new first look at season five of Orange is the New Black.The new season will take place over the course of three days as chaos breaks out in Litchfield. The cast includes Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew, Jason Biggs, and Taryn Manning.Read More…
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Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Teaser Locks In June Premiere Date

For the third year on the trot, Netflix’s female-fronted prison drama series Orange is the New Black recently collected the coveted SAG Award for Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and for those of you who tuned in for the show’s excellent fourth season, you’ll know Oitnb was deserving of such an accolade.

Thankfully, it won’t be too much longer before the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary return to Netflix, as the online streamer has officially locked in a June 9th premiere date for season 5, keeping up the show’s signature early summer release window. Welcoming the return of Taylor Schilling’s Piper Chapman, the all-too-brief reveal trailer teases that “things will never be the same” following the fallout of season 4.

In the interest of safeguarding you from spoilers, we’ll refrain from divulging too much information on the most recent installment of Orange is the New Black; instead,
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Film Review: ‘Jean of the Joneses’

Film Review: ‘Jean of the Joneses’
The messy lives of young aspiring writers and the dysfunctional families that spawned them have long provided fertile if inevitably over-tilled material for many an independent filmmaker. If “Jean of the Joneses” feels fresher than most multigenerational ensemble dramedies, credit not only the relative novelty of an all-black, mostly female cast, but also writer-director Stella Meghie’s talent for suggesting the invisible bonds that unite her characters, despite their many disagreements and (in some cases) general disagreeability. Inspired by her own family life though not strictly autobiographical, Meghie’s endearingly acerbic debut feature is a work of modest ambition and commercial outlook, but that modesty proves intrinsic to its appeal, which deserves to be discovered at more stops along the festival circuit following its SXSW premiere.

Jean Jones (Taylour Paige), the 25-year-old Jamaican-American woman who lends the film its playfully arch title, has been hailed in some literary circles as
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Casting: Wilson, Hauer, Shepherd, Beals, James

How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Ruth Wilson, Jessica Plummer, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp and Matt Lucas have joined the cast of John Cameron Mitchell's "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" at A24. The film is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman while Howard Gertler, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman are producing.

The story follows a shy teenage punk rocker in 1970s suburban London, and his two closest friends. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of intensely attractive, otherworldly girls; at first they think they're from a cult, but eventually come to realize the girls are literally aliens with nefarious plans. [Source: Deadline]

Ashes in the Snow

Jonah Hauer-King and Bel Powley ("Diary Of A Teenage Girl") have come onboard Marius Markevicius' World War II drama "Ashes In The Snow" in the leading roles. Ben York Jones
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Taylour Paige, Sherri Shepherd Topline Stella Meghie’s Feature Debut, 'Jean of the Joneses'

Circle Blue Media has announced the start of principal photography on writer/director Stella Meghie’s feature film debut, from her award-winning screenplay, "Jean of the Joneses." Starring Taylour Paige, Sherri Shepherd, Gloria Reuben, Michelle Hurst, Mamoudou Athie, Erica Ash and Francois Arnaud, the comedy-drama follows 25-year-old Jean (Paige) and her multi-generational dysfunctional, middle-class Jamaican-American family of strong-minded, stubborn yet incredibly loving women. When an estranged grandfather dies on the doorstep of the family’s brownstone during Sunday dinner, tensions rise, old conflicts come to a boil, and things come to an arresting stop...
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Sherri Shepherd & Taylour Paige Among ‘Jean Of The Joneses’ Family

Sherri Shepherd & Taylour Paige Among ‘Jean Of The Joneses’ Family
Exclusive: Sherri Shepherd, Michelle Hurst, Mamoudou Athie, Erica Ash, Gloria Reuben, Francois Arnaud and newcomer Taylour Paige have been set to star in Stella Meghie’s Jean Of The Joneses, an indie comedic drama that is kicking off production now in New York and Toronto. Search Engine Films will distribute in Canada, with all other territories available. Meghie wrote and is making her feature directorial debut on the pic, which centers on 25-year-old Jean (Paige, pictur…
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The Ultimate Binge-Watch Guide: Which TV Shows to Marathon Over the Holidays!

The Ultimate Binge-Watch Guide: Which TV Shows to Marathon Over the Holidays!
The holidays are here, and while some would argue that this time should be spent with your family and friends, we think you should grab some coco and use this much-needed break to catch up all of the best TV shows that you keep putting off.

While the usual batch of television shows are currently hibernating in their winter hiatus, you should take advantage of the small screen slumber to get caught up on all the series that are worth watching (or even re-watching) before the new year approaches.

We at ETonline have created your ultimate guide to help you figure out which shows you need to catch up on or binge before Christmas break is over. So put on those sweatpants and blow off those family obligations because your schedule is now jam-packed with these can't miss shows…

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'Oitnb's' Yael Stone on the 'bizarre' reactions to Morello's unsettling Season 2 arc

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'Oitnb's' Yael Stone on the 'bizarre' reactions to Morello's unsettling Season 2 arc
Los Angeles - Spoiler Alert: If you have yet to watch "Orange is the New Black" Season 2, proceed at your own risk. A major plotline is discussed in some detail. Now then. The Morello storyline. What a storyline. Not only did these episodes feature some superb writing, Yael Stone's performance was flawless and deeply affecting. By the end of it all I found myself feeling protective of Lorna, even as her dangerously obsessive behavior was laid mercilessly bare.  "I guess that means my job has been done," said Stone when I caught up with her at the Emmys on Sunday. Indeed, Morello's Season 2 arc connected so strongly with some viewers that the actress said she's heard several of them voice their anger at Christopher (a.k.a. Not Lorna's fiancee) for being "mean" to her in that unsettling visitation room scene. Stone found this rather perplexing. "The reaction is completely bizarre,
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Emmys red carpet chats: 'Oitnb' stars Uzo Aduba, Michael J. Harney, Michelle Hurst, ...

Emmys red carpet chats: 'Oitnb' stars Uzo Aduba, Michael J. Harney, Michelle Hurst, ...
On the Emmys red carpet outside the Nokia Theatre, Gold Derby chatted with last week's Comedy Guest Actress winner Uzo Aduba and many of the show's other stars including Michael J. Harney (also representing "True Detective"), Michelle Hurst, Yael Stone and Madeline Brewer. Below, watch our exclusive red carpet chats. -Break- See complete list of Emmy winners and nominations Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black" (Best Comedy Guest Actress - Winner) Biggest Emmy shockers: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Jessica Lange ... Michael J. Harney, "Orange is the New Black" and "True Detective" Emmys: The good ('Breaking Bad'), bad (Seth Meyers) and ugly ('Weird' Al) Madeline Brewer, Michelle Hurst and Yael Stone, "Orange is the New Black"
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"Orange Is the New Black" Stars Go Glam for Emmys -- See Transformations

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These women look so good out of prison garb!The stars of "Orange Is the New Black" hit the red carpet at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night in Los Angeles, proving there are some major glamazons under all messy hair, jacked up teeth and unflattering clothes they're forced to wear on the hit Netflix series.Stars Samira Wiley, Yael Stone, Lea DeLaria, Alysia Reiner, Madeline Brewer, Michelle Hurst, Pablo Schreiber and Nick Sandow were among the first to arrive at the Nokia Theater on Monday night -- with costars Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew and more following shortly behind.Some of them are totally unrecognizable right? Especially Brewer, whose cornrowed Tricia Miller met an unfortunate end in Season One.Check out the gallery above to see their crazy transformations -- and go to toofab.com for more Emmy red carpet sightings!
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Orange Is The New Black Season One DVD Review

Creator: Jenji Kohan

Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Michelle Hurst, Michael J. Harney, Natasha Lyonne.

Running Time: 700 minutes.

Extras: Gag Reel, 2 x Producer Commentaries, 4 x Featurettes ‘New Kid On The Cell Block’, ‘It’s Tribal’, ‘Mother Hen: Red Runs The Coop’ And ‘Prison Rules’.

Do we have to introduce Orange Is The New Black? The Netflix smash about everyone’s favourite federal correction facility is now making its way to DVD.

Jenji Kohan, known for creating Showtime’s Weeds, had big shoes to fill once the show had finished. She might not fall too far from the tree where “middle class woman has secret drug mule life” is concerned, but it is still as incredible, and possibly even more addictive, than her first creation. There is something captivating about a show that does not rely on its protagonist to keep the show going. Taylor Schilling’s
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Netflix Renews Orange Is The New Black For Third Season

Just over a month before the highly-anticipated second season premiere of Orange Is The New Black, Netflix has opted to renew the acclaimed prison dramedy for a third season.

This is the second early renewal for the show, from Weeds showrunner Jenji Kohan, which received a similar treatment shortly before the premiere of its record-breaking first season. The third season, which will likely premiere in 2015, is set to run for thirteen episodes, the same amount as Orange Is The New Black‘s first and second seasons.

Though the first season received surprisingly little awards attention (including a lone Golden Globe nomination for lead actress Taylor Schilling), it was widely hailed as one of the best shows of 2013. Here at We Got This Covered, we ranked it the year’s fourth best show, behind only Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. Orange Is The New Black was also a significant ratings success for Netflix,
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Laura Prepon returning to 'Orange is the New Black' full-time

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Laura Prepon returning to 'Orange is the New Black' full-time
Alex Vause is coming back to a laptop near you.  Laura Prepon has reportedly signed on to return to Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" full-time if and when the series is picked up for a third season, according to Buzzfeed. Prepon was one of the main cast members of the first season, but only performed in four episodes of the upcoming season 2. "Orange" also stars Taylor Schilling, Michael J. Harney, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew and Jason Biggs. Season two of "Orange is the New Black" premieres June 6.
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Watch The New Trailer For Orange Is The New Black Season 2

It’s here! It’s finally here. The new trailer for Netflix’s hit series, Orange Is the New Black, hit the Internet today and teases a whole bunch of drama for season 2. While there has been a lot of drama leading up to the second season (is Laura Prepon returning? Who are the new inmates?) none of that matters now. All we care about is the first official look at the show, which promises to surpass the addictive nature of the debut season.

Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox and Jason Biggs are all in the new trailer. Sadly though, it looks like Michelle Hurst aka Miss Claudette is nowhere to be seen. The actress was critically injured following a car accident late last year. We hope a quick recovery will allow her to eventually return to the series.

While everyone certainly looks fierce on the show, it’s their red
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Taryn Manning Adds Red Hot to ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (photos!)

Taryn Manning has played a number of supporting roles in such films as Eminem biopic “8 Mile” and “Hustle & Flow,” but she’s coming into her own as a cast member of the comedy-drama series “Orange is the New Black.” The series is blazing a trail in more ways than one. The show stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew and Jason Biggs. ...Read More
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Orange Is the New Black: Season Two Coming June 6th

Netflix has announced that season two of Orange Is the New Black will launch on Friday, June 6th. The 13 new episodes will all be made available at the same time on that day.

Orange Is the New Black follows a bisexual woman named Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling). She's sentenced to a women's federal prison for transporting a suitcase full of drug money. Others in the cast include Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Maria Dizzia, Michael Harney, Michelle Hurst, Natasha Lyonne, and Pablo Schreiber.

What do you think? Are you a fan of this show? Are you looking forward to season two?
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Michelle Hurst, Orange Is the New Black's Miss Claudette, Out of Coma After Car Acciden

Michelle Hurst, Orange Is the New Black's Miss Claudette, Out of Coma After Car Acciden
Miss Claudette is on the mend. Orange Is the New Black star Michelle Hurst, known to fans of the Netflix series as Piper Chapman's neatnik roommate, has awoken from a medically induced coma following a serious car accident a few weeks ago. According to a fundraising page set up to help Hurst with her hospital bills, the actress is currently in the ICU at Unc Chapel Hill Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. "Michelle Hurst was in a bad car accident just before the holidays," the page reads. [...]
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'Orange Is the New Black's' Michelle Hurst wakes from 16-day coma after severe car accident

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Michelle Hurst, the actress who plays the stern Miss Claudette on Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," is slowly recovering after her involvement in a serious car accident just before the holiday season that required she be placed in a 16-day medically-induced coma.

On Thursday (Jan. 16), Piper Kerman, who wrote the memoir on which the popular series is based, tweeted a link to a fundraising site that has been set up to help cover Hurst's medical expenses and lost income.

According to the site, Hurst was placed in the coma to avoid movement while doctors performed multiple surgeries near her spine. She awoke from her coma Thursday morning, but remains in the intensive care unit at Unc Chapel Hill Hospital in North Carolina.

As of press time, 124 supporters -- including Kerman herself -- had raised $8,744, far surpassing the goal of $5,000.
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Orange Is the New Black's Michelle Hurst Wakes Up From Coma After Car Accident

Orange Is the New Black's Michelle Hurst Wakes Up From Coma After Car Accident
Michelle Hurst, who plays Miss Claudette on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, woke up from a medically induced coma Thursday morning. According to a fundraising page, the actress is currently in the ICU at Unc Chapel Hill Hospital and is responsive. The page asks for donations to help Michelle's sister pay for her medical expenses and the time she's taken off of work. So far, the fundraiser has been a success—raising $8,684 out of their $5,000 goal. The page gave fans an update about her current condition, saying, "She is progressing slowly, but progressing!" The administrator added, "She is out of the coma (after 16 days) and has opened her...
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