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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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Hills Revival Eyed at MTV?

Hills Revival Eyed at MTV?
The Hills are alive with the sound of… revival chatter? The cast of the seminal MTV reality series are set to reunite on the red carpet at Monday’s Video Music Awards to make what People.com is calling a “big announcement.”

Rumors about a Hills reboot/revival have been percolating on and off since the show went off the air in 2010. Back in June, cast member Kristin Cavallari told People that E! was trying to get the gang back together again for a reunion special. “I was about to sign a deal to do a Hills reunion with E!
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AHS: Apocalypse: Ryan Murphy Posts Coven Cast Reunion Picture

AHS: Apocalypse: Ryan Murphy Posts Coven Cast Reunion Picture
Something wicked is brewing on the set of American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

Series co-creator Ryan Murphy posted a very special photo to social media on Sunday, giving fans their first glimpse of the reunited cast of AHS: Coven. The picture features returning stars Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Taissa Farmiga and Stevie Nicks.

As previously reported, the forthcoming Apocalypse will unite the stories of Murder House and Coven as part of a nightmarish tale that “begins with the end of the world.” Fellow returning AHS alumni include Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter,
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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

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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Jacki Weaver Heads Cast of Stan Original Series ‘Bloom’

Jacki Weaver Heads Cast of Stan Original Series ‘Bloom’
Australia’s two-time Oscar-nominated actress Jacki Weaver heads the cast of sci-fi series “Bloom.” An original commission for Australian streaming platform Stan, the six-part series is produced by Sony Pictures Television’s Playmaker.

The story takes place a year after a devastating flood has killed five locals in an idyllic country town, and when a mysterious new plant appears. The plant’s phenomenal ability to restore youth is so formidable that attempting to harness it means re-evaluating values. It is a miracle some will kill to keep secret.

With finance from Stan and federal funding body Screen Australia, production is
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Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians

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Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians
The much-anticipated movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians is here, and it definitely lives up to the hype. From the sweet love story to the important Asian representation, the movie is easily one of the best rom-coms of the Summer. While the film is filled with some dramatic moments, one of the most exciting scenes doesn't happen until the very end of the movie. Crazy Rich Asians has a quick midcredits scene that perfectly sets the film up for a potential sequel.

Warning: major spoilers for Crazy Rich Asians ahead.
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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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Debby Ryan Didn’t Want Her ‘Insatiable’ Fat Suit to Be ‘Done in Parody like in ‘Friends”

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Debby Ryan Didn’t Want Her ‘Insatiable’ Fat Suit to Be ‘Done in Parody like in ‘Friends”
Debby Ryan wasn’t too crazy about wearing a fat suit in the new Netflix series “Insatiable,” afraid, like critics, that it would be done in a way that made fun of people whose bodies don’t fit the commercialized idea of beauty.

In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Ryan said that she was afraid “it would almost be done in parody like in ‘Friends'” — referring to flashback scenes in the NBC sitcom that portray Monica (Courteney Cox) in a fat suit. The actress said that she and executive producer Lauren Gussis didn’t want to use the fat suit if it tipped towards making fun.

“There was a point where Lauren and I are like, If at any point this is funny, if at any point people laugh, we’re not doing it. We’re not doing the show that we’re trying to do. We’re
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‘Champions’ Star Josie Totah Comes out as Transgender

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“Champions” star Josie Totah publicly came out as transgender in an essay published in Time on Monday.

“My pronouns are she, her and hers. I identify as female, specifically as a transgender female. And my name is Josie Totah,” wrote the 17-year-old actor, previously known and credited professionally as J.J. Totah.

Titled “My Name Is Josie Totah — And I’m Ready to Be Free,” the essay describes Totah’s experience of having been misidentified as a “gay boy” for much of her career despite beginning her transition at the age of 14.

Also Read: 'Champions' Canceled After One Season on NBC

The catalyst for Totah’s self-realization was watching the TLC docu-series “I Am Jazz,” about another young trans girl.

“I looked over at her in the middle of the show and said, ‘This is me. I’m transgender. And I need to go through this,'” Totah wrote. “My mother,
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MTV Video Vanguard Award: Jennifer Lopez’s 10 Most Career-Defining Videos

She’s got the voice of a Bronx angel, the moves of a Fly Girl and a body that launched Google’s image search function — literally. And in the months leading up to its annual Video Music Awards, MTV announced that the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the highest honor of the night, would go to none other than Jennifer Lopez.

Broadcasting live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday night, Lopez will accept the award at the live ceremony — and undoubtedly regale fans with splashy throwbacks from some of
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Once Criminalized, Could Jamaica Become Destination for Legal Weed?

Once Criminalized, Could Jamaica Become Destination for Legal Weed?
Reggae’s justice-driven Rastafari icons like Bob Marley would have us Americans thinking Jamaica’s cannabis policy would reflect their cannabis-friendly culture. In fact, it’s taken decades for the Caribbean island’s government to finally legalize even just medical marijuana, to honor Rastafarians’ sacramental use of ganja, to support a nascent cannabis industry and to begin economizing on the country’s long-standing reputation.

“Even as much as everyone thinks that everyone smokes herb in Jamaica, not everyone does — and there are definitely people who look down upon it,” says Bob’s eldest grandson,
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‘Glow’ Renewed for Season 3 by Netflix (Video)

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Ding, ding, ding: Netflix has renewed pro-wrestling comedy “Glow” for a 10-episode third season.

Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the ’80s, “Glow” tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture-perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Yeah, they’re a rag-tag bunch.

Also Read: 'Glow' Stars on the State of Female Wrestling,
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Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia Plot Co-Headlining North American Tour

Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia Plot Co-Headlining North American Tour
New Orleans funk-soul group Tank and the Bangas and bounce rap pioneer Big Freedia announced a co-headlining North American tour. The joint trek, featuring support from jazz-funk outfit Naughty Professor, launches October 20th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and concludes November 9th in Berkley, California.

Tickets are on sale now via Tank and the Bangas’ official website. The band also have standalone dates scheduled throughout the summer and fall; their next date is Wednesday, August 22nd in Morrison, Colorado.

Tank and the Bangas broke out with their 2017 single “Quick,” which won NPR’s Tiny Desk contest,
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Will Anybody Watch the VMAs This Year?

The lineup scheduled to grace the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Monday night is supposed to be the stuff of fantasy: Madonna, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, to start. The list of presenters — featuring the likes of Gucci Mane, Zedd, DJ Khaled, Lenny Kravitz, Blake Lively, the Backstreet Boys — makes the evening all the more promising yet.

But when the bejeweled MTV Video Music Awards show goes live on television tonight, it will likely draw fewer viewers than ever before in its history.

Numbers
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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Yvonne Strahovski Made ‘Ice Queen’ Serena Sympathetic

How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Yvonne Strahovski Made ‘Ice Queen’ Serena Sympathetic
This story about Yvonne Strahovski first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Serena Joy is one of the many wicked characters on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but she’s also one that fans found more and more understandable as Season 2 went on. And viewers of the Hulu drama who struggle with their empathy for Serena can thank actress Yvonne Strahovski for their turmoil, as she worked hard to create that feeling.

“It’s important for me to try to make this character as relatable as possible, even though she’s despicable,” said Strahovski, whose first-ever Emmy nomination was one of eight acting noms for the show that won eight Emmys last year, including Outstanding Drama Series.

(The other acting nominees: lead actress Elisabeth Moss, supporting actor Joseph Fiennes, supporting actresses Alexis Bledel and Ann Dowd and guests Samira Wiley, Cherry Jones and Kelly Jenrette.
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Dana Perino on Covering Trump, Social Media and the Post-Ailes Environment at Fox News

As press secretary for President George W. Bush, Dana Perino used to deliver the daily briefings from the White House. Now, as an anchor on Fox News, her job is to help viewers interpret the tidal wave of headlines coming out of the Trump administration and Washington, D.C.

Perino has been with Fox News since 2009, not long after she left the White House, but her profile has climbed significantly in the nearly 12 months since she took over the weekday 2 p.m. slot for the news-driven “Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.” She also serves as one of the five panelists
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Julianne Moore’s ‘Gloria Bell’ Lands at A24 Ahead of Toronto Film Festival

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Julianne Moore’s ‘Gloria Bell’ Lands at A24 Ahead of Toronto Film Festival
A24 has acquired the U.S. rights to Julianne Moore’s “Gloria Bell,” the distributor announced Monday.

Sebastian Lelio’s newest film also stars John Turturro, Brad Garrett, Rita Wilson, and Michael Cera. Written and directed by Lelio, “Gloria Bell” is a remake of his 2013 breakout Chilean feature of the same name.

Lelio also directed 2017’s Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman” as well as 2018’s “Disobedience” starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Also Read: Julia Roberts TV Series 'Homecoming' to World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

A24 is planning a spring 2019 release for “Gloria Bell” following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film follows Gloria (Moore) who is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at her office job and her nights on the dance floor. When she meets Arnold (Turturro), she finds herself in the midst of an unexpected romance.

“Lelio has made a completely heartwarming and winning new film,
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