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‘Glow’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3

‘Glow’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3
Netflix has renewed “Glow” for a third season.

The renewal comes nearly two months after the series’ second season premiered. Season one of “Glow” has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including outstanding comedy series. Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour last month, Netflix original-programming head Cindy Holland was mum on whether the show would be extended for a third season. “I love the show. We’d be really thrilled to make more, but I don’t have anything to share with you just yet.”

Netflix does not release viewership data for its original programs.
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Francis Ford Coppola agrees Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves might be married

Francis Ford Coppola agrees Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves might be married
Director of Bram Stoker’s Dracula says 1992 film starring the pair included a real wedding ceremony

Francis Ford Coppola has backed a theory by Winona Ryder that she and Keanu Reeves might be married.

The director of the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which starred Ryder and Reeves, corroborated Ryder’s story that a wedding scene involving the pair could be legally binding.
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Johnny Depp Claims He Punched Film Crew Member in Self-Defense

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Johnny Depp Claims He Punched Film Crew Member in Self-Defense
Johnny Depp has claimed he punched a film crew member on the set of “City of Lies” in self-defense in a new lawsuit filed last week.

In the documents obtained by TheWrap, Depp said his actions were “provoked” by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks.

“The acts complained of by Plaintiff were provoked by Plaintiff’s unlawful and wrongful conduct in that Plaintiff willfully and maliciously acted out and conducted his activities in such a manner as to cause, Defendant Depp to fear for his safety, and according to Defendant Depp’s observations, Defendant Brad Furman for his safety,” read the lawsuit.

Also Read: 'City of Lies': Johnny Depp's Biggie, Tupac Thriller Film Yanked Month Before Release

Moreover, the documents read, “the Complaint and each of its causes of action are barred, or recovery reduced, by Plaintiff’s own carelessness, recklessness and/or negligence.”

Brooks, who said he was working as
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TNT Orders Niecy Nash Late-Night Pilot

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TNT is throwing its hat in the late-night ring with a pilot order for Naked With Niecy Nash, “a decidedly unique show with a late-night feel” hosted and executive produced by Nash, star of the network’s hit primetime dramedy series Claws.

On Naked, Nash will provide her comedic take and dispense advice on issues involving love, sex, romance and relationships as she interacts with everyday people.

Sue Murphy, who served as executive producer on Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Lately on E! and Chelsea on Netflix, has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner of Naked With Niecy Nash. The show is a co-production between Turner’s Studio T and Telepictures, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television whose scripted sibling Warner Horizon co-produces Claws with Studio T. Nash executive produces through production company, Chocolate Chick.

“I’m so excited to add my voice to the late-night landscape,” said Nash.
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Chelsea Handler Says She’s Working on a ‘Very Funny’ Netflix Series About White Privilege

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Chelsea Handler Says She’s Working on a ‘Very Funny’ Netflix Series About White Privilege
Chelsea Handler and Netflix are getting back together to talk about race.

The streamer’s former talk show host revealed during an interview with BuzzFeed on Sunday that she’s working on a new book and a Netflix series about white privilege. “I intend for it to be very funny and I intend to hang myself out to dry,” she said of the show. “I’m a perfect example of the American dream, if you’re white and borderline pretty.”

Handler announced she was leaving her show “Chelsea” last October to focus on political activism, which included speaking at universities and teaming up with Emily’s List to support getting more Democratic women who are pro-abortion rights into office.

Netflix did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment on Handler’s comments on a new series.

Handler expanded
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Media Reacts to Asia Argento Payout: ‘Two Things Can Be True at Once’

Media Reacts to Asia Argento Payout: ‘Two Things Can Be True at Once’
Updated: Most celebrities have not been vocal so far about the news that Asia Argento paid a young actor a settlement after a sexual encounter when he was 17.

The New York Times broke the story Sunday evening that former child actor and musician Jimmy Bennett had received $380,000 from Argento after the 2013 encounter in a California hotel.

Rosanna Arquette repeatedly warned her followers on Twitter that the Bennett settlement was a case of extortion.

I know many many rape and trauma survivors who act out sexually The wounds they carry run deep. I pray for them. the timing of this story is suspect. Asia was still raped by Harvey Weinstein.

— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) August 20, 2018

Tarana Burke, the activist who founded the Me Too movement, cautioned not to let people discredit the movement because of the allegation.

People will use these recent news stories to try and discredit this movement – don’t let that happen.
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Asia Argento’s #MeToo Curveball Met With Disbelief, Confusion and Anger

Asia Argento’s #MeToo Curveball Met With Disbelief, Confusion and Anger
The news that actress-director Asia Argento, one of #MeToo’s most visible leaders, is herself facing an accusation of sexual misconduct has thrown members of the movement into a loop, as they try to absorb the latest wrinkle in an already complicated saga.

Some say they’re taking a wait-and-see approach. Others say they’re downright mad at Argento for not being forthright about the accusation early on. Almost all have raised concern about the future of the movement.

“I’m upset that she elected to emerge as a champion of a movement that relies overwhelmingly on our credibility,” Drew Dixon, who in December accused music mogul Russell Simmons of rape, told TheWrap. “It feels disingenuous and hypocritical and unfair to the rest of us who are relying on strength in numbers.”

Also Read: Asia Argento: La Sheriff's Department Is 'Attempting to Reach Out to the Reported Victim'

Dixon was among the 45 Silence Breakers who,
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SAG-aftra Tells Members Not to Work for Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company

SAG-AFTRA has told its members not to work for Jessica Alba’s consumer goods entity The Honest Company, asserting that it’s shooting non-union commercials in the Los Angeles area this week.

A representative for the union said that a report that The Honest Company had signed an agreement with SAG-aftra was incorrect.

The union notified its members Monday that the spots are produced by non-signatory ad agency Mother. The notice did not mention Alba by name.

“The union reached out to The Honest Company and Mother to sign these spots to the SAG-aftra Commercials Contract so that
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MTV Video Music Awards: Winners List

MTV Video Music Awards: Winners List
Performing on the MTV Video Music Awards stage for the first time since 2001, Jennifer Lopez is set to make this year’s ceremony an awards show viewers won’t soon forget.

Along with J.Lo, some of the night’s nominees, including Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and Travis Scott, will also take the stage to perform at Radio City Musical Hall in New York City.

Cardi B., who leads the pack with 10 nominations, will open the show on Monday at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. The Carters follow close behind with eight nods, while Childish Gambino and Drake each racked up seven this year.
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Hear Disclosure’s Hypnotic New Song ‘Moonlight’

Hear Disclosure’s Hypnotic New Song ‘Moonlight’
Disclosure have unveiled their infectious new song “Moonlight,” the British dance duo’s second new single of 2018.

“‘Moonlight’ was written and arranged at Guy [Lawrence]’s house, sampling Swedish a capella group The Real Group’s cover of the classic ‘When I Fall In Love,'” Howard Lawrence said of the track (via Mixmag) “We wanted to bring some Disclosure deep house chords and basslines to the forefront.”

The Lawrence brothers turn the vocal sample into its own instrument, bending it and layering it around a hypnotic beat and bass line.
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‘Aurora': Watch the Mesmerizing Trailer for Yam Laranas’ Shipwreck Ghost Story (Exclusive Video)

‘Aurora': Watch the Mesmerizing Trailer for Yam Laranas’ Shipwreck Ghost Story (Exclusive Video)
Aurora,” the upcoming horror thriller from director Yam Laranas, isn’t going to help you sleep easy: it’s the story of a perilous search for bodies after a shipwreck off a forgotten island. But the dead have their own agenda.

Laranas, who once made this excellent video for TheWrap about how to create a great horror movie, puts all his skills to work on “Aurora.” Shot in Batanes, the remote northernmost island of the Philippines, about 200 miles from Taiwan, provides the setting for a young woman (Anne Curtis) to receive a harrowing proposition.

Watch the trailer above.

Also Read: How to Make a Horror Movie (Video)

Here’s the film’s logline:

The passenger ship Aurora mysteriously collides into the rocky sea threatening an entire island and a young woman and her sister’s lives who must survive to stay alive by finding missing dead bodies for a bounty…
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Samantha Bee on Her One Regret About Calling Ivanka Trump That Word

Samantha Bee on Her One Regret About Calling Ivanka Trump That Word
A version of this story about Samantha Bee appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” is back in the Emmy race for the third straight year — despite the blowback from her description of first daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump as “a feckless c—.”

Bee’s weekly Comedy Central series won a writing Emmy last year and is up for four awards this year, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

The “Daily Show” alum talked to TheWrap about her momentous, headline-grabbing year — and the challenges of preparing topical comedy in the era of President Donald Trump.

Also Read: How Colbert, Oliver, Kimmel and Company Became Leaders of Late-Night Resistance Against Trump

Do you dread reading the news every morning, or do you relish it?

I think that I’m not alone in dreading the news every day. I think
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Hollywood Teamsters, Basic Crafts Unions Launch Contract Negotiations

Hollywood Teamsters and four other Basic Crafts Unions are launching negotiations on Wednesday with producers on a successor deal to the master contract.

The expiration of the current deal, which covers about 5,000 below-the-line employees, was recently extended from July 31 to Oct. 15 by the unions and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The deal covers the Hollywood-based Teamsters Local 399, which includes drivers as well as animal wranglers; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local No. 40); Plumbers and Pipefitters (Local No. 78); Studio Utility Employees (Local No. 724); and Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (Local No. 755).

Steve Dayan, Local 399’s secretary-treasurer, said in a recent posting on the local’s website that negotiators have been prepping for the talks in recent months.

“We are ready to fight for the membership!” he said. “Your voices have been heard loud and clear.”

The contract extension came after leaders of the 12 of
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Chrissy Teigen Says She ‘Projectile Puked Caffeine’ at Daughter Luna’s School Orientation

Chrissy Teigen Says She ‘Projectile Puked Caffeine’ at Daughter Luna’s School Orientation
Well, that’s one way to make an impression at your kid’s new school.

Lip Sync Battle” star and social-media maven Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter on Monday to apologize after she “projectile puked caffeine” at her daughter Luna’s school orientation.

Teigen also issued a mea culpa for having “the noisiest newborn in the room.”

Also Read: Chrissy Teigen Apologizes for 'One of My Past Drunkest Moments'

“hello everyone from Luna’s school orientation today,” Teigen wrote. “im sorry I projectile puked caffeine upon arrival, couldn’t open my eyes and had the noisiest newborn in the room.”

In a follow-up tweet, Teigen explained that Monday’s display wasn’t the result of jitters, but rather a combination of the previous night’s intake, combined with jet lag.

“Oh no it was not first day of school jitters. It was last night’s wine and Korean bbq and jet lag combo,
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TV News Roundup: BBC Announces ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Writers, Directors

In today’s roundup, BBC America announced writers and directors for the 11th season of “Doctor Who,” and HBO released a trailer for the documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.”

Acquisitions

Scripps has paid $55 million to acquire ABC-affiliated TV stations — Kxxv and Krhd — under Raycom Media. The Texas and Florida news stations mark the 16th and 17th ABC affiliates owned by Scripps. The stations are market No. 86 (Kxxv/Krhd) and market No. 108 (Wtxl).

Behind The Scenes

BBC America has revealed a list of writers and directors for the much anticipated 11th season of “Doctor Who,” starring Jodie Whittaker and set to premiere this fall.
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Combate Americas Becomes First Mma League to Launch a TV Studio (Exclusive)

Mixed martial arts league Combate Americas is launching its own TV studio, TheWrap has learned exclusively, making it the first Mma organization to start a production company. Veteran foreign film producer Stan Jakubowicz will run La Jaula Studios, which will create content for both linear television and digital platforms.

“Our mission with La Jaula Studios is to tell the bold, untold and unfiltered stories of the real-life heroism behind Combate’s fighters and their communities,” the Hispanic fight league and media company’s president, Jacqueline Hernandez, told TheWrap. “Stan’s proven creative expertise and uncontainable passion for this sport make him a perfect fit to lead La Jaula.”

La Jaula Studios, which will be based in New York, plans to target its content toward Hispanic millennials and Generation Z. Shows and other short-form content will be produced in Spanish, English and Portuguese, which production taking place in Latin America, Brazil,
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Netflix Says New Recommendations Test Doesn’t Mean It Plans to Run Commercials During Shows

Some Netflix customers became concerned the company is considering an ad-supported model after it began testing the placement of short promos for other Netflix content in between episodes. But not so fast, bingers: Netflix says the promos are completely skippable and the feature is being tested on a small handful of users.

Over the weekend, a Reddit thread titled “Netflix forced me to watch an unskipable [sic] ad for Better Call Saul” received more than 4,000 upvotes. The promos were also the subject of angry comments on Twitter.

“We conduct hundreds of tests every year so we can better understand what helps members more easily find something great to watch. A couple of years ago, we introduced video previews to the TV experience, because we saw that it significantly cut the time members spend browsing and helped them find something they would enjoy watching even faster,” a company spokesperson in a statement provided to TheWrap.
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Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98

Miriam Nelson, who worked extensivley as a choreographer during Hollywood’s golden age, died on Aug. 12 at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to her longtime friend James Gray. She was 98.

Nelson was the choreographer for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Jolson Story,” “Picnic,” “Hawaii,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” and “The Apartment.” She also appeared as an actress in “Double Indemnity,” “Cover Girl,” “The Jolson Story,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’,” and “Pillow Talk.” Nelson choreographed the dancers on the opening day of Disneyland in 1955, two Academy Awards and two Super Bowl halftime shows.

Nelson was widely known for her enthusiasm for dancing.
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Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98

Miriam Nelson, who worked extensivley as a choreographer during Hollywood’s golden age, died on Aug. 12 at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to her longtime friend James Gray. She was 98.

Nelson was the choreographer for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Jolson Story,” “Picnic,” “Hawaii,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” and “The Apartment.” She also appeared as an actress in “Double Indemnity,” “Cover Girl,” “The Jolson Story,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’,” and “Pillow Talk.” Nelson choreographed the dancers on the opening day of Disneyland in 1955, two Academy Awards and two Super Bowl halftime shows.

Nelson was widely known for her enthusiasm for dancing. John Wayne once shouted to a group taking a break on set as she walked by, “Run for the hills, fellas! Or Miriam will make you dance!”

She was born Miriam Lois Frankel on Sept. 21, 1919, in Chicago and began tap dancing at a very young age.
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Dmg Entertainment's Chinese Affiliate Crashes on Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Dmg Entertainment, once known as a gatekeeper between Beijing and Hollywood, is facing mounting financial woes at its publicly listed sister company in China.

Over the past six weeks, Chinese investors have fled from Yinji Entertainment & Media, Dmg's Beijing-based affiliate which trades on the Shenzhen stock exchange. The rapid downturn at the Chinese firm follows a series of troubling revelations about the state of its finances.

On July 27, a Chinese court froze nearly $617 million in Yinji shares held by chairman and co-founder Peter Xiao after the company failed to repay a $14.5 million (100 million ...
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