May 19th, 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence & 'Hunger Games' Guys Step Out in Cannes

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Jennifer Lawrence leads the way out of her hotel during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival on Sunday afternoon (May 18) in Cannes, France.

The 23-year-old Hunger Games actress was followed close behind by Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, her two cast mates!


Jennifer and the Hunger Games guys have been hitting up Cannes parties for their film while at the festival.

The day before, they all partied with Robert Pattinson at the Vanity Fair and Armani Party – check out the pics if you missed them!

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk cover Vogue Spain



Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has graced the cover of Spain’s latest edition of Vogue, and the Portuguese’s star has stripped off for the occasion.

Standing completely starkers, Ronaldo poses alongside supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk on the magazine’s splash.

As for the inner pictures, Ronaldo and Shayk show off their hot relationship in one black and white image, whilst Ronaldo plays keepy uppy in a smart suit in one can assume is supposed to be an insight into the couple’s home life.

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Ray J Offers Sex Tape Profits To Kanye & Kim As Wedding Present



Ray J has reportedly offered a portion of his sex tape profits to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for their wedding, according to TMZ.

The singer has offered to give the couple approximately $47,000, a portion which reportedly represents four months of his 2014 profits from a pornographic film that he made with Kim Kardashian.

The breakdown of the money is as follows, according to the publication. Ray J reportedly made $6,135.60 in January; $20,097.31 in February; $9,674.76 in March; and $10,931.52 in April. The total amount he made in those months adds up to $46,840.13.

Vivid Entertainment says the tape has grossed $50 million since its release seven years ago. Kardashian reportedly makes at least the same amount of Ray J, though her profits were not published.

Ray J will donate the money to Kardashian's favorite charity if he doesn't accept the gift, the publication reports.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are slated to be married May 24 in Florence, Italy.


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Toni Braxton Opens Up About Secret Abortion

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You’re probably familiar with the rates by now: One in 10 women will have an abortion by age 20, one in four by age 30 and three in 10 by age 45. It makes it very likely that someone you know has had an abortion in their lifetime.

Toni Braxton is the latest to reveal that she has had an abortion in the past. In an exclusive Entertainment Tonight interview, the singer revealed more than ten years ago she became pregnant by her then boyfriend, Keri Lewis. At the time she was in the middle of a six-month prescription for Accutane, a prescription acne medication which can cause serious complications in pregnancy.

She decided to terminate the pregnancy, but admits in her new memoir “Unbreak My Heart” that she would’ve have come to the same conclusion even if she weren’t on the medication. The singer admits her decision was caused more by the refusal to inconvenience her lifestyle than any fear that her fetus had been harmed.

She confesses that the decision was followed by a huge amount of guilt from being raised in a strictly religious home that did not support abortion. She also admits that when her youngest son Diezel was diagnosed with autism, at times she felt that was God’s way of punishing her. She writes in her memoir,”Is God punishing me for that abortion?” The singer confesses she questioned if her lupus diagnosis and her parents’ messy divorce were God’s payback for her decision.

We are happy to see more and more women breaking their silence about such a very personal experience so that other women don’t feel so guilty and ashamed. Toni has had a lot of setbacks in her life so it’s nice to see her busy working again.

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How 'Orphan Black's' Hair and Makeup Wizards Split One Actress Into 5 (3) (Very Distinct) Clones



All the buzz surrounding BBC America's very buzzy sci-fi drama Orphan Black is about lead actress Tatiana Maslany's jaw-dropping performance as a host of clones fighting to find out where they came from. And she deserves every kudo out there. (Emmy voters, are you listening?)

But she's not alone: There are people working hard behind the scenes, too, visually transforming Maslany into five clones so thoroughly distinct that we sometimes have to remind ourselves it's the same actress playing both uptight soccer mom Alison and whacked-out murderer Helena. (Those two don't even look like they belong to the same species.)

Yahoo TV asked the show's key makeup artist Stephen Lynch and key hair stylist Sandy Sokolowski to let us in on their creative process — and it's a hectic one. The Orphan Black shooting schedule is dictated by location, so Maslany ends up switching from clone to clone each day. Once a scene ends, she races to Lynch's chair to get made up to play the next clone, and then to Sokolowski to apply the clone's hairdo.

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I really wish the makeup artist would give the clones differently looking/shaped eyebrows though.
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Alfonso Cuarón May Direct Harry Potter Spin-Off ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them’



There’s nothing official yet, but fans of the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban may have a big reason to anticipate the new Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. Reports this morning say that Alfonso Cuarón, fresh off the triumph of Gravity, is readying a return to the Potter franchise. He’s reportedly “deep in talks” to direct the first spin-off film, which is scripted by J.K. Rowling and scheduled for a 2016 release.

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Matt Bomer talks The Normal Heart, his kids' reaction to his weight loss, and marriage



Things are about to change in a big way for actor Matt Bomer.

While he’s been on our radar for years now due to his role as con artist Neal Caffrey on USA’s drama “White Collar” and films like “Magic Mike,” nothing will prepare even his most diehard fans for his deeply profound work as Felix Turner in the HBO film, “The Normal Heart,” which premieres Sunday on HBO.

In the film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play, Turner is a journalist who meets activist Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo) and the two begin a love affair that, given the times of AIDS tearing through the gay community in the early 1980s, goes through some heavily tragic moments. And, as I stated in my recent preview of the film, this is the best work of Bomer’s career and will take him to a new level of work…and, I predict, his first Emmy Award.

I talked to the actor last week about the challenges in the role, how his kids helped him shave his head as well as filming the final six episodes of “White Collar” and what his perception of marriage is now that he and his husband Simon Halls revealed they took the leap three years ago.

Watching you play Felix, I felt like this is a whole new level of work I’ve seen you do. Do you feel like that about your work in the film?

Matt Bomer: I felt so many things. This play has been sort of special to me for over twenty years, so I immediately felt an incredible sense of responsibility to the story and obviously telling Felix’s particular part of that story. So I was terrified, excited…you know, it’s weird but I became an actor by reading Larry Kramer and Tony Kushner and Brecht and Shaw and people like that and so these people changed my world view and educated me and challenged my point of view so when you grow up and you actually get to be a part of a story like that it’s a lot of pressure. But in many ways it’s profoundly liberating because you’re able to be part of something that’s much bigger than you and you’re able to just get out of your own way and try to tell the story.

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Lana Del Rey is the second most expensive female performer


Pop music’s new power ranking are in and, at least as far as ticket prices are concerned, Lana Del Rey is making a serious charge to the top. According to TiqIQ, the average price for Lana Del Rey tickets on the secondary market are $269.68 for her current tour, making Lana Del Rey the second most expensive female performer in music at the moment — trailing only Beyoncé, who is arguably the biggest female star in music today.

However, the current comparison to Beyoncé may not be entirely fair, as Beyoncé will be co-headlining her upcoming “On the Run” tour with husband Jay-Z, making Jay-Z and Beyoncé tickets the most expensive of the current crop of female performers at an average price of $306.22. Perhaps a more accurate comparison would be Beyoncé’s “Mrs. Carter Show” solo world tour from last year, when Beyoncé tickets were priced at $294.01 on average. This would still keep Lana Del Rey in second position, but there is no denying that she is gaining fast.
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The Walking Dead's Emmy Campaign Focuses on Humanity



AMC is reminding Emmy voters that The Walking Dead is more than a genre show and ratings hit.

The cable network is using its Emmy campaign this year to promote the zombie drama's focus on humanity, rather than the gore and special effects most genre shows are known for.

The series of posters highlights the character-driven -- and often heart-wrenching -- moments that comprised Walking Dead's recently concluded fourth season with the tagline "Something Human."

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AMC drama to become first show to ever premiere on Tumblr


Tumblr just became a lot more than the place to find the best GIFs.

In anticipation of its newest 10-episode series, Halt and Catch Fire, AMC is launching a two-week, full-episode sneak preview on Tumblr and AMC.com, making it the first-ever television show to premiere on Tumblr.

Halt and Catch Fire, created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, follows the rise of the PC in the early 1980s, roughly one year after IBM.


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Helena Bonham Carter, Charles Dance Starring in World War I Drama


Helena Bonham Carter will star in World War I drama “The Guns of August,” portraying her real-life step-great grandmother Margot Asquith.

“The Guns of August,” based on the Barbara W. Tuchman book, traces the misunderstandings, missed opportunities and aristocratic follies of the summer of 1914, which led to the outbreak of the First World War.

Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) will star as British Prime Minister Henry Herbert Asquith and Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones,” “Terminator: Genesis”) will play Violet Asquith.

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New International Transformers 4 Trailer Features Way More Transformers!



If you thought the latest Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer was surprisingly light on Autobots and Decepticons, this new international trailer contains a lot of new footage or robots in... well, not disguise, actually, because they're too busy blowing stuff up to stay hidden. Robots in action, I guess.

We also get a lot Mark Wahlberg carrying an alien gun, which begs the question: Where did he get it? It shouldn't be from the Decepticons, because all the Transformers are huge — none of them could possibly use such a tony weapon. Are there small bad guys in this film? Also, when Optimus Prime is bursting through Mark Wahlberg's barn, why is it exploding? Shouldn't Optimus just be crashing through the wall? Does Michael Bay think wood explodes when it's broken?

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trying not care about this because No Shia, No Curr but damn son!
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“DAMIEN” Will Bring “THE OMEN” to Television for New Series



THE OMEN finds itself the latest piece of horror history re-fashioned for television, following the likes of HANNIBAL, BATES MOTEL and the recently concluded ROSEMARY’S BABY miniseries. Glen Mazzara, who immediately succeeded Frank Darabont as showrunner of THE WALKING DEAD will bring DAMIEN to Lifetime Network, where the show will follow an adult Damien Thorn facing his destiny.

Does such mean that DAMIEN will take place between DAMIEN: OMEN II and OMEN III: THE FINAL CONFLICT? There’s no word yet of the series’ continuity, or lack thereof, with the films. Considering the sweet spot of success the aforementioned HANNIBAL and BATES have found in working toward established events, it seems likely. Instead, a vague description only slightly expands on the sentence I offered above, stating “Now an adult and haunted by his past, Damien is faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist.”

THE OMEN is of course no stranger to being tailored for TV, as OMEN IV: THE AWAKENING was a made-for-television sequel, while the 1995 miniseries remake THE OMEN attempted to transition the property into an ongoing show.

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It seems like horror series are either hit (Hannibal) or miss (Rosemary's Baby). I wonder how this will pan out.
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Dane DeHaan: Hollyweird's poster boy

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As he slips into the more comfortable title of sex symbol, the small-town Pennsylvanian and future James Dean is shedding the label of geek

Maybe it's the glassy eyes. Maybe it's his disarmingly slow, geeky warble. Either way, Hollywood's hottest property, Dane DeHaan – imported from the sheltered 'burbs of Allentown, Pennsylvania (pop. 118,974) – is finally on the verge of becoming a true sex symbol, after years spent languishing in the purgatory of being a “thinking woman’s crumpet”. DeHaan has just been made Prada’s latest poster boy, and bulked up comic-book-movie style (read: a gruelling six days a week at the gym for nine months) for the role of the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man 2. He also plays a cocksure, Marlboro-lipped James Dean in Anton Corbijn's forthcoming Life, about a Life magazine photographer (Robert Pattinson) obsessed with the late icon. Surely he must be feeling like a sex bomb ready to detonate?

“I don’t know. God, I mean, there’s definitely a subconscious sense of confidence that goes along with it,” he smirks, adding a splash of milk to his coffee. He’s clearly bowled over by the idea that people would eagerly throw themselves at the former small-town beanpole. "People tweet…" He trails off, thumbing through his @-replies. "It hasn’t really reached an uncomfortable level of people throwing themselves at me in a way that’s uncomfortable. It’s just a whole lot of love. And that’s the really exciting part of it, I think." Don't waste your characters though, ladies. He put a ring on his high-school sweetie, fellow actor Anna Wood, in 2012. The couple live together in Brooklyn.
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Most Valuable Parents: Bob and Linda Belcher.






In last night’s fantastic Season 4 finale of Bob’s Burgers, the show took a detour from its usual lighthearted tone and low-stakes format to create something bigger and darker: Bob Belcher’s life was in danger. After a back-and-forth about the fate of the Wonder Wharf amusement park, Bob finds himself tied up underneath the pier alongside Mr. Fischoeder, awaiting certain death, unable to properly communicate with anyone via his ancient flip phone. The rest of the Belchers cleverly decode the Auto-Corrected texts and figure out where he is. Bob’s life is saved by his family — led bravely by Linda. It’s a great ending for a great season that brought the Belcher parents to the forefront, diving deeper into who Bob and Linda are, and ensuring that they’ll never be one-note characters.

Much has been said about the Belcher children — I’ve spilled thousands of words just praising Tina — and for good reason. The three kids are arguably the funniest and most interesting children on television, providing a pure and honest reflection of adolescent themes. There is the anarchic and chaotic spirit that’s occasionally blocked by the limits of age-restricted freedom (Louise); the wild strangeness, childhood hedonism, and blind confidence (Gene); and the confusing navigation of sexuality and intense awkwardness of puberty (Tina). Bob’s Burgers‘ depiction of childhood is nearly flawless, and Season 4 has made great strides in exploring one of the reasons why the children are this way: they have wonderful, caring, and endlessly encouraging parents.

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ONTD, which TV family did you want to be adopted by?
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'The Godfather,' 'All The President's Men' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82



Influential cinematographer Gordon Willis, whose photography for “The Godfather” series and Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” and “Manhattan” helped define the look of 1970s cinema, has died, according to his close associate Doug Hart’s Facebook page. He was 82.

Willis was known as the Prince of Darkness for his artful use of shadows, and he was the director of photography on seminal 1970s films including “Klute,” “The Paper Chase,” “The Parallax View” and “All the President’s Men.”

He received an honorary Academy award in 2009 at the first Governor’s Awards ceremony.

Among the other Woody Allen films he shot were “Interiors,” “Stardust Memories,” “Broadway Danny Rose,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo” and “Zelig,” for which he was Oscar-nommed. His other Oscar nomination was for “The Godfather III.”

Regarding his work on “The Godfather,” Variety wrote in 1997, “Among “The Godfather’s” many astonishments, the photography by Gordon Willis — a rich play with light and shadow — confirmed Willis’ genius but was especially striking as an extension of Francis Ford Coppola’s creative intelligence."

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A huge loss for cinema, RIP.
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Bab's last 'View' rates big



Barbara Walters’ last day on The View was a ratings bonanza: The star-studded show that featured appearances from Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey averaged 5.2 million viewers — the show’s fourth-ranked broadcast of all time, Nielsen says.

It was also the most-watched telecast in over a year and a half among women 18-49 (818,000) and women 25-54 (1 million).

Thursday’s telecast averaged 4.2 million and featured 11 current and former View co-hosts for the first time on stage together.

On Friday, several female TV journalists filled the stage to pay tribute to Walters, including Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Connie Chung, Joan Lunden, Paula Zahn and Robin Roberts.

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poor Meredith in the back. lol @ Elisabeth.
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ICON Jennifer López to release her first book in the fall!!!



Jennifer Lopez is writing a book.

Celebra, a division of Penguin Group (USA), said Monday that it is releasing her first book -- titled "True Love" -- on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

A hardcover edition of the book will be published simultaneously in English and Spanish.

In "True Love," Lopez will write about what is being called "one of her life's most defining periods – the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she's ever been."

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which celeb memoirs have u read, ontd? will this be your next?!

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HANNIBAL Season Finale 2x13 Promo Stills + Spoilers!


Hannibal season 2 is nearing the end as the season finale is set for May 23. Episode 13 of the season is titled “Mizumono.” It will include the end of the brutal fight scene between Hannibal and FBI’s Jack Crawford that began as a flash-forward in the season’s beginning.

“We only showed that big reveal [of the Jack-Hannibal scrum] because we knew we had a whole bunch of other ones in our back pocket!” showrunner Bryan Fuller told us. “The audience will be going, ‘There’s that moment and that moment and that moment — and then there’s the ending! Good God!’”

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Sports News Post ! Monday Edition ! Lacerations , Marriage , and Fired Shots

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Ryan Giggs announces retirement from football



Ryan Giggs has announced his retirement from playing football at the age of 40. The Manchester United and Wales legend confirmed his decision to quit playing after 24 years. He will now become United's assistant manager, after Louis van Gaal was also confirmed as manager earlier today (May 19).

Giggs is the most decorated player in the English game, winning 13 league title, four FA Cups and two Champions League trophies, among others.

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Witches of East End Season 2 Promo



Witches returns Sunday JULY 6th!!

There's also a "mini-promo" for Ingrid on the WoEE Facebook page.

So I'm guessing that's [Spoiler (click to open)]Freddy at the end of the promo? So excited for this to be back on! Mods, this is old but as far as I'm aware it wasn't posted and we only got the premiere date a couple of days ago

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Guardian of the Galaxy Official Trailer #2



Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

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Leave David Tennant alone



After decades of exporting horrendous attempts at "British" accents, America has panned David Tennant's attempts to sound Californian in Gracepoint, the Fox remake of ITV crime drama Broadchurch. Alicia Lutes at Bustle.com called it "curious at best" and asked: "Who the heck is this new American iteration and what have you done with our sultry, Shakespearean-trained Scotsman?!"

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Humble King signs messy peasant's fake Red Octobers

Greatest. Video. Ever.

A fan gave Kanye West a pair of Red Octobers to sign. While Kanye is autographing the sneaker he immediately notice that the shoe is fake and informs the fan. ”These are not real tho” says Yeezy informing the fan that he’s been duped. The reaction from the fan is heartbreaking. You feel for the guy but in all honesty now that the sneaker is signed by Kanye West, fake or not, he can probably get a pretty penny for it. Watch the video below.



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Ayoade Adoration Association™ Post VIII

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Richard Ayoade ♥ received the coveted BAFTA Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Program(me) last night for his role as the delightfully daft, ever-logical Moss in the final episode of The IT Crowd, which is available on Hulu and Hulu Plus.

"I hope this serves as an inspiration to other nasal men with no facial expression or emotional range," Ayoade deadpanned while accepting Britain's highest television honor, also thanking the cast of The IT Crowd and creator Graham Linehan.

RICHARD AYOADE WINS THE BAFTA FOR BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM FOR THE IT CROWD

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Total Film's List of the 40 (5) Greatest X-Men Characters



5. Lady Deathstrike

The X-Man: X-Woman more like. Lady Deathstrike is the bodyguard of William Stryker - not because she likes him or anything, but because he's controlling her using a special serum.

Why They're Super: Basically, Lady Deathstrike's a female version of Wolverine. Almost impossible to kill, she also boasts lethal claws that emerge from her finger-tips.

Are They Cooler In The Comics? She's totally different in the comics, with a completely different backstory, but that doesn't stop Kelly Hu's version from being hella cool.

We love it when she cracks her knuckles.

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In Iraq War Drama 'The Yellow Birds'

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Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to The Yellow Birds, a film adaptation of Kevin Powers’ 2012 National Book Award finalist about the Iraq War.

The Sherlock star will star as a sergeant who takes two young soldiers — played by Will Poulter and Tye Sheridan — under his wing. The story focuses on 21-year-old Private Bartle and the teenaged Private Murphy, who meet at boot camp and are deployed to Iraq. Some of the story is autobiographical; Powers served as an Army machine gunner in Iraq after enlisting at the age of 17.

Story Mining and Supply Co. acquired the rights to the novel and developed the script, which will be written by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), who will also serve as director.

Sources: Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety

Thought this would be posted already... maybe someone else can take on his recent flower show visit with his mum.
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Snap-Judging Andi Dorfman's Bachelorette Suitors

I'm worried for Andi Dorfman.

Don't get me wrong: snap-judging the Bachelor/Bachelorette contestants is always a highlight of my fiscal quarter, not least because of how incredibly un-copy-edited their bios are (What drunk intern is missing these typos? At one point, the word "door" is spelled "dloor"). But, perhaps like you, I liked Andi so much on Juan Pablo's train wreck of a season, I actually care about what happens to her. And I am not feeling optimistic about this group, who make their very toothy debut on Monday, May 19. Let's meet them, shall we?

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Among Dylan's favorite things are Connect Four and apple juice, so I'm thinking this is more of an adoption situation.

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Did anyone else hate-watch this? LOL at Andi's emotional plea in the previews.