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‘Ted Lasso’ Renewed For Season 3 By Apple

‘Ted Lasso’ Renewed For Season 3 By Apple
Apple’s hit comedy Ted Lasso is returning for a third go-round. The streamer has given an early season 3 renewal to the comedy starring Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis in the title role, following the series’ breakout first season, early second season renewal, and before production even starts on Season 2 in London in early January.

Ted Lasso, which hails from Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence, is Apple’s No. 1 comedy across all top 50 countries, including the U.S., UK, Germany, France, Canada, Russia, Japan and more. It has broken audience records for Apple TV+, ranking as the No. 1 comedy each week, drawing 25% new viewers to the service since its August 14 launch. according to the streamer. The pop culture phenom has grown its viewership more than 600%, fueled by binge watchers, setting new records for completion and engagement worldwide.

Co-written by Sudeikis and Lawrence, Ted Lasso is based on the popular Coach
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‘Narcos: Mexico’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3 – Carlo Bernard Takes Over as Showrunner

‘Narcos: Mexico’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3 – Carlo Bernard Takes Over as Showrunner
Netflix has renewed “Narcos: Mexico” for a third season, but showrunner Eric Newman is handing over the reins to Carlo Bernard.

Newman had been showrunner for all five seasons of the “Narcos” franchise, including the first three that centered on Pablo Escobar. The two most recent seasons, called “Narcos: Mexico,” shifted both the setting and time period, along with the majority of the cast.

Newman is under an overall deal with Netflix and will transition to overseeing the streaming service’s upcoming opioid drama “Painkiller,” “Escape From Spiderhead” with Chris Hemsworth, and “The Upper World” with Daniel Kaluuya. He will remain executive producer on “Narcos” alongside Bernard and Jose Padilla.

“I am grateful for my five years at the helm of ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows,” Newman said. “Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project,
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‘Borat 2’ Drew ‘Tens of Millions’ of Viewers Over Opening Weekend, Amazon Says

‘Borat 2’ Drew ‘Tens of Millions’ of Viewers Over Opening Weekend, Amazon Says
Updated: Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial comedy “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” drew “tens of millions” of viewers on Amazon Prime Video globally over its opening weekend, the company said, declining to be more specific.

An estimate by TV analytics provider Samba TV put the buzzy movie’s estimated U.S. viewership at 1.6 million households over its opening weekend on smart TVs. An Amazon spokeswoman said the Samba TV figure is incorrect but she declined to provide the internet giant’s own internal viewing numbers for “Borat.”

The estimated 1.6 million U.S. households that streamed the “Borat” sequel on Amazon Prime Video during its opening weekend topped Disney Plus’ premiere of “Mulan,” which registered 1.12 million household streams over Labor Day weekend, Samba TV estimated. Of course, that’s not an apples-to-apples comparison: “Borat” is included with Prime Video, while Disney charged $30 a pop for early access to the live-action “Mulan.”

Amazon is
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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Live-Action TV Series in the Works at Netflix

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Live-Action TV Series in the Works at Netflix
Netflix is developing a live-action “Assassin’s Creed” TV series as part of a new deal with Ubisoft that will see the streaming service create content based on the hit video game, the companies said Tuesday.

The potential show is described as “an epic, genre-bending live-action adaptation” of “Assassin’s Creed.” A search is underway for a showrunner for the project, with Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik serving as executive producers.

The “Assassin’s Creed” video game franchise launched in November 2007 and has sold more than 155 million games worldwide, one of the best-selling series in video game history. The open-world action-adventure stealth games center on the battle between two secret orders — the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who try to achieve peace through order and control — as they use technology to access the memories of Assassins in the past.

Previously, “Assassin’s Creed” was
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‘Big Brother 22’ Winner Revealed in Season Finale

‘Big Brother 22’ Winner Revealed in Season Finale
(Spoiler warning: This story contains spoilers from Wednesday’s season finale of “Big Brother.”)

After a long summer (and part of fall), “Big Brother 22” finally came to a close on Wednesday, with the winner announced by host Julie Chen Moonves in Wednesday’s live season finale.

Heading into Wednesday’s episode, the final three was made up of Cody Calafiore, Enzo Palumbo, and Nicole Franzel. By the end of the 90-minute finale, Cody was crowned the season’s winner over second-place finisher Enzo. Nicole, who was trying to become the first person to win “Big Brother” two times, came in third.

For the second time, “Big Brother” featured a cast of all former contestants. The last “All-Star” season came in 2006. This year also marked the 20th anniversary of the franchise, which first premiered in July of 2000. The start of the season was pushed back until August so it could run
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India’s ‘Kislay’ Wins Busan Award at Asian Project Market

India’s ‘Kislay’ Wins Busan Award at Asian Project Market
Busan’s Asian Project Market wrapped up its 23rd edition – and its first wholly online version – on Wednesday with the awarding of cash and in-kind prizes to the top projects.

An adjunct to the Busan International Film Festival, the Apm operated for three days (Oct. 26-28). It hosted 21 projects and 193 film industry executives who came together for 461 one-on-one meetings.

Organizers concede that the numbers were down from previous years when the market was held in physical form. But they assert their claim that the Apm is the largest investment and co-production market in Asia.

The number of available prizes from sponsoring companies and organizations was also down, from roughly a dozen in normal years to just four this time.

Busan Award

“Commodity” dir. Kislay (India).

Cj Entertainment Award

“Tick It” dir. Tran Thanh Huy (Vietnam).

ArteKino International Prize (EUR6,000 and screening on Arte website)

“Who Created Human Beings” dir. Le Binh Giang.
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‘Big Brother’ Recap: Find Out Who Won the Second ‘All-Stars’ Season

‘Big Brother’ Recap: Find Out Who Won the Second ‘All-Stars’ Season
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched the season finale of “Big Brother: All-Stars.”

In lieu of its usual live studio audience, “Big Brother” wrapped its 20th summer and yet another season of twists, surprises and controversies by awarding its second-ever “All-Stars” winner.

Host Julie Chen Moonves kicked off the night with Part 2 of the final Head of Household competition in which Cody Calafiore and Enzo Palumbo faced off to compete against Nicole Franzel who won last week’s Part 1 endurance game.

In a game of “Camera Hogs,” the two male players identified the faces of
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Gael Garcia Bernal on How He Landed ‘Amores Perros’ During a Live Radio Broadcast

Gael Garcia Bernal on How He Landed ‘Amores Perros’ During a Live Radio Broadcast
Actor Gael Garcia Bernal made a surprise appearance at “Amores Perros” reunion event on Wednesday and told the story on how he landed the role that would launch his film career. Timed to the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking directorial debut, Alejandro G. Iñárritu reunited with the cast and crew on zoom call Wednesday as part of the opening night of the Morelia Film Festival.

Bernal, who at that time was studying acting in London at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, received a live on the air phone call from Iñárritu (who was a host at Mexican radio station Wfm), and told the young actor on live radio he was going to send him the script.

“I took the phone (call). I was studying in London back then and I heard, ‘Hi Gael, how are you, this is Wfm radio station. We are broadcasting from Mexico City,
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Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale to Judge ‘No Cover’ Band Competition TV Show

Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale to Judge ‘No Cover’ Band Competition TV Show
Alice Cooper, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, Gavin Rossdale, Bishop Briggs and Tosin Abasi will serve as judges for Hit Parader’s new band competition TV show, No Cover. Co-hosted by singer Kellin Quinn and radio personality Caity Babs, the series will also feature behind-the-scenes interviews from TV/radio personality and music industry veteran Matt Pinfield.

The show will spotlight unsigned artists and bands that write and record their own original music. Though an air date and platform have not yet been released, applications are currently open. All ages may apply,
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Postmates Launching a Menu Based on TikTok Trends is the Most 2020 Thing Ever

Postmates Launching a Menu Based on TikTok Trends is the Most 2020 Thing Ever
Depending on how you feel about food — and perhaps, when you were born — you’ll either love or loathe Postmates’ latest promotion.

The popular food delivery app has just launched “TikTok Treats,” an exclusive menu inspired by some of the year’s most popular food trends on TikTok. Postmates calls this the “first-ever creator-led menu,” with local restaurants teaming up with TikTok to create their versions of the most shared food trends on the social video platform.

Postmates

Order Postmates TikTok Treats here

Launching in Los Angeles to start, the
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‘Extraction’ Executive Producer David Guillod Arrested Again After New Sexual Assault Accusation

‘Extraction’ Executive Producer David Guillod Arrested Again After New Sexual Assault Accusation
Just 4 months after pleading guilty to 11 still-pending charges of sexual assault, producer and talent manager David Guillod has been arrested again after facing a new accusation of assault.

LAPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But according to the Los Angeles Times, on Oct. 21 an unnamed woman accused Guillod of sexually assaulting her during “an evening meeting.”

According to Ktla in Los Angeles, Guillod was taken into custody Wednesday morning. And the LA Times reports that he was arrested without incident and is being held on $5 million bail.

His attorney, Phillip Kent Cohen, did not immediately respond to requests for comment from TheWrap.

Guillod was charged in June with 11 counts of sexual assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on $1 million bail. Those charges against Guillod include kidnapping for rape, rape of a drugged victim, rape of an unconscious person, forcible sexual penetration
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Film Producer David Guillod Arrested in New Sexual Assault Case

Film Producer David Guillod Arrested in New Sexual Assault Case
David Guillod, a producer who has worked on films like “Extraction” and “Atomic Blonde,” has been arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, according to a press release sent by the LAPD.

Detectives from LAPD’s special assault unit conducted a search and arrest warrant at his Sherman Oaks residence on Wednesday night. A 21-year-old woman, whose identity has been protected, reported to the LAPD on Oct. 21 that Guillod had sexually assaulted her during an “evening meeting.”

He is currently in custody at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center and is being held on $5 million bail. LAPD detectives are interested in other victims of Guillod who have yet to come forward. If you have any information, call the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division at (213)-486-6910.

Guillod, 53, previously surrendered to authorities in Santa Barbara in June. He was charged with rape, kidnap to commit rape and rape of a
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Watch Crowded House’s Mac DeMarco-Starring ‘Whatever You Want’ Video

Watch Crowded House’s Mac DeMarco-Starring ‘Whatever You Want’ Video
Crowded House have dropped their first new music in more than a decade with their new single, “Whatever You Want.” The accompanying video stars Mac DeMarco.

In the endearingly goofy Nina Ljeti-directed clip, DeMarco awakens on his couch half-dressed, contemplating the night before. It appears he is suffering from a relatable imposter syndrome and seems to feel he bombed, and perhaps got bombed, in front of a lot of people. As he studies himself in a mirror disapprovingly, he receives words of encouragement from a statue. Other items — including a garden gnome,
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‘Brave New World’ Canceled After One Season at Peacock

‘Brave New World’ Canceled After One Season at Peacock
Sci-fi drama series “Brave New World” has been canceled by Peacock after one season, Variety has confirmed. The show’s studio, Universal Content Productions, will attempt to sell it to other outlets.

Developed by David Wiener, “Brave New World” was part of Peacock’s original rollout and was the streamer’s only scripted series at the time of its launch in July.

Based on the novel by Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World” depicts a utopian society that has reached peace by prohibiting monogamy, privacy, money, family and history altogether. An artificial intelligence system called Indra is also put in place
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‘Brave New World’ Canceled After 1 Season at Peacock

‘Brave New World’ Canceled After 1 Season at Peacock
Peacock has canceled “Brave New World” after one season, TheWrap has confirmed.

The series, an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s seminal 1932 novel “Brave New World” was among the first original scripted series to premiere on the streaming service, with the first season available upon Peacock’s July launch.

Ucp, which produces the series in association with Amblin Television, plans to shop it to other outlets.

Brave New World” imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. Harry Lloyd, Jessica Brown Findlay and Alden Ehrenreich star alongside Demi Moore, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan and Nina Sosanya.

The series is executive produced by showrunner David Wiener and Grant Morrison, along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Amblin Television.

Deadline first reported news of the cancellation.

Read original story ‘Brave New World’ Canceled After
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The Best Home Haircut Kits (a.k.a. How to Cut Your Own Hair at Home)

The Best Home Haircut Kits (a.k.a. How to Cut Your Own Hair at Home)
If you can’t get to a barber or hair salon right now, you’re not entirely out of options. A number of grooming brands have released some easy-to-use trimmers and scissor sets that let you get a decent haircut at home. The results may not be as polished as a professional cut, but the best at-home haircut kits come in handy in a pinch.

What Are the Best Ways to Cut Your Own Hair?

What kind of haircut do you want? The tools on our list let you do
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Charlotte Kirk Says She’s a ‘Pariah,’ Was Groomed for ‘Commercial Sex’ in New Court Filing

Charlotte Kirk Says She’s a ‘Pariah,’ Was Groomed for ‘Commercial Sex’ in New Court Filing
Charlotte Kirk, the actress accused of extorting money from some of Hollywood’s most powerful players, said in court documents filed last week that she has become a “pariah in the film industry” and that she was groomed at a young age to participate in “commercial sex.”

Kirk is currently suing her former lawyers and battling with Marty Singer over an injunction which keeps her from pursuing legal action against any of the parties involved. She had relationships with former Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and former NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer, each of whom resigned over their involvement with Kirk.

In a declaration she gave in July (which was made public last week), Kirk said that when she moved to the U.S., she “fell in with the wrong group of people who sought to exploit and manipulate me, taking full advantage of my difficulty with social situations, due to my autism.
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Ron Jeremy Charged With Seven Additional Sexual Assault Counts

Ron Jeremy Charged With Seven Additional Sexual Assault Counts
Adult film star Ron Jeremy is facing seven additional sexual assault charges involving six women, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday.

The new charges include three counts of forcible rape, two counts of forcible oral copulation, and one count each of sexual battery by restraint and assault with intent to commit forcible digital penetration. The charges stem from incidents that date back to 1996 with alleged victims ranging in age from 17 to 38.

Among the new charges are allegations that he raped a 19-year-old woman during a photo
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What’s New on DVD in October: ‘Parasite,’ ‘Mallrats,’ Dolly Parton, and More

What’s New on DVD in October: ‘Parasite,’ ‘Mallrats,’ Dolly Parton, and More
New Foreign

“Parasite” is an often-brutal examination of wealth inequality, and yet its Best Picture win still counts as one of the few universally uplifting moments that 2020 had to offer. This Blu-ray release from The Criterion Collection arrives fully-loaded with extras, including director Bong Joon Ho’s black-and-white rendering of the film — anything but an afterthought, it’s a version that he and cinematographer Kyung-pyo Hong had in mind all along — commentaries, interviews, and a new essay from onetime TheWrap film critic Inkoo Kang.

Also available: Cameroonian college students get pulled into the dark web to pull a “Scam République” (IndiePix); anime saga “Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” (Shout/Toei) celebrates the franchise’s 20th anniversary; “Three Comrades” (IndiePix) go out to unwind on a Friday night and wind up on an unexpected spree.

Chilean stop-motion feature “The Wolf House” (KimStim) uses unsettling visuals to spin a fable about the
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‘Masked Singer': Lips on Getting ‘Frisky’ With Nick Cannon, Which Led to Ken Jeong’s Embarrassingly Incorrect Guess

‘Masked Singer': Lips on Getting ‘Frisky’ With Nick Cannon, Which Led to Ken Jeong’s Embarrassingly Incorrect Guess
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer.”)

Wendy Williams was revealed to be the celeb underneath the Lips costume on tonight’s episode of “The Masked Singer,” but based on how “frisky” the talk-show host got with Nick Cannon, Ken Jeong’s first guess was his ex Mariah Carey.

“I think we should just maybe start over like next episode… I feel very embarrassed about this one,” Jeong said before Cannon read off the panelist’s guess. “The Masked Singer” host instantly laughed and asked if this was due to his “familiarity” with the Lips while they were sitting together on a couch after she performed.

Yes, it Jeong confirmed it was “just because you *kissed*” and apologized profusely for what would turn out to be a very incorrect guess. But we’re not going to call Jeong’s first pick — he ended up
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