January 17th, 2020

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Sandi Toksvig is leaving GBBO

Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Bake Off to pursue other projects. She will participate in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer in the spring. Her official announcement:


Her next project is a new show on Channel 4 called The Write Offs, which deals with illiteracy in Britain. Eight adults will be tutored for four months and then be given reading, writing, and spelling challenges.

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Former Musical.ly Star Paul Zimmer rebrands as Troy Becker after controversy

This sounds stupid and inconsequential but it is wild, homeboy is out here pretending to be a different person



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Here's Danny Gonzalez's video rundown:



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'Little Fires Everywhere' Trailer



Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

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New Music Friday – January 17, 2020


Featuring new music by Bombay Bicycle Club, Charlotte Lawrence, Chelsea Cutler, dvsn, Halsey, Little Big Town, Louis Tomlinson, Mac Miller, Mahmood, Mura Masa, The Naked and Famous, Okay Kaya, Rome Fortune, RuPaul, Sam Sparro, Sega Bodega, Steve Aoki with Maluma, Stunna 4 Vegas, Theophilus London and The 1975

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More:
New Music Friday – December 6
New Music Friday – December 13
mayjailer's 50 Favorite Songs of 2019
(Mini) New Music Friday – January 3
New Music Friday – January 10

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Happy Friday, ONTD! What's everyone listening to today?
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Selena Gomez Answers Questions To Her Reflection



From Capital FM's video description: Reflections is a new feature where we invite stars to sit in front of their own reflection and answer 5 questions.

Those 5 questions are placed inside their own envelopes. There is obviously someone there asking her more questions to make this 'Reflections' feature seem deeper than it is get Selena to elaborate.

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What do you see when you look in the mirror, ONTD?

BTS reveal buzz single with contemporary dance film - "Black Swan"



BTS revealed "Black Swan", the first single off their new album Map Of The Soul: 7 this morning, featuring a contemporary dance film performed by the MN Dance Company. The video version features a stripped down orchestral version of the song, where the full album version streaming now on Spotify and Apple Music has a more full trap beat.



I like the album version way better but the video was interesting. Sounds like this album is a lot darker based on the lyrics and the intro video from last week.
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Selena Gomez 'desperate' to go #1 with new album



After begging fans to stream her new album 'Rare' (post about it here), Selena Gomez is now taking matters into her own hands and buying copies of her own album.

The 27-year-old singer admitted on Instagram stories that she's been going around retailers like Target and Walmart to purchase her own album in order to debut #1.

She says in the video, "Alright, so one more day to see if I can buy as many albums as possible, so we are currently going to Target and Best Buy and Walmart. Am I like kind of desperate for doing this now? I don't care. I don't care, because this album is so rare. I'm very, very, very eager and excited for it to do...Just really stream the album!"

'Rare' is battling rapper Roddy Rich's album 'Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial' for the top spot.

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Christophe Ruggia charged with sexually harassing Adèle Hanele when she was a minor


  • Haenel came forward in November of 2019 to reveal that Ruggia, a director who had cast Haenel in her debut film, had sexually harassed her from the time she was 12 to 15, causing her to quit acting for 5 years and become depressed and withdrawn

  • Her claims were backed up by letters he had written her, statements by crew members, and even a statement by his former girlfriend who said he had admitted he was attracted to Haenel during the time she worked on the film

  • Haenel revealed the depth of her harassment in a detailed interview with Mediapart and said she had chosen not to go to the police citing their bias against sexual assault victims, however the police opened an investigation following her statements, and later that month she confirmed through a lawyer that she was co-operating with their investigation

  • Ruggia, who was in his late 30s during the time when he harassed Haenel, was charged with "sexual aggression against a minor by a person of authority and sexual harassment"

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I hope this brings Adèle some relief.
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First challenge of 2020: apparently you can taste with your testicles



After a post on TikTok went viral stating that testicles have taste buds, people have decided to try if they can taste soy sauce with their nuts.

It all started with a girl who pulled up an article about a 2013 study that said testicles have taste buds that can detect flavors.

However, "research shows that there are taste bud receptors all over the body and it’s speculated to be for fertility," says Dr. Kirten Parekh

ONTD guys, please confirm


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Eminem surprise releases new album



Eminem surprise released his new album "Music To Be Murdered By" last night, along with a music video shot from the perspective of the 2017 Las Vegas shooter.

The 20 track album features appearances by Young MA, Royce Da 5'9", Skylar Grey, Ed Sheeran, Anderson Paak, Don Toliver, and the late Juice WRLD. The album cover and title was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 LP also titled 'Music to Be Murdered By'.



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Gaspar Noé Turned Down Ryan Gosling & Naomi Watts For ‘Golden Suicides’ Movie



Bret Easton Ellis while being interviewed for a podcast, talked about the failed film project Golden Suicides, about Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake, two deeply in love up-and-coming artists who suddenly committed suicide one after the other under mysterious circumstances. The film started gaining interest when Ellis optioned the script and Gus Van Sant jumped aboard to direct in 2010. In 2011, Gaspar Noé began to circle the project.

Ellis explained in exasperated disbelief: “We had Ryan Gosling wanting to play him and Naomi Watts wanting to play her...and we had them, but Gaspar Noé said, ‘No, they’re wrong. They’re wrong for the part. We could have got financing for that...no, you don’t trust Gaspar.”

After that, the project took a big hit and essentially went into limbo. Both Gosling and Watts have aged out of the project now so we can look forward to Golden Suicides directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet.

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'Wu-Tang', 'Dollface' renewed for Season 2 at Hulu

https://instagram.com/p/B7biKLQBp2A

+ Hulu has ordered new seasons of 'Wu-Tang: And American Saga' and 'Dollface'.
+ 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga', which launched on Sept. 4, chronicles the history and formation of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic in early-’90s New York. Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Shameik Moore (The Get Down), Marcus Callender (Power) and Erika Alexander (Black Lightning) star.
+ 'Dollface', which premiered on Nov. 15, centers on a recently dumped woman (Kat Dennings) who tries to rekindle the female friendships she left behind; Brenda Song (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) and Esther Povitsky (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) co-star. Hulu claims that 'Dollface' was its “best performing new binge series for subscriber engagement” in 2019.

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Lizzo enjoys New Zealand holiday



Lizzo is soaking up the sun in New Zealand.

The 31-year-old breakout star wore a strappy golden swimsuit while she enjoyed a day at the beach.

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Disney drops the "Fox" from 20th Century Fox

Well it's over.

A little less than a year after its purchase, Disney is dropping the "Fox" from 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight and rebranding both as 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures, respectively.

The change has already begun as email addresses for Searchlight employees have dropped the fox.com address.

The family film Call of the Wild, coming February 21, will be the first film released with this new banner. Downhill is the first poster to have the new Searchlight credit.

No decision has been made about what will happen to 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

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Oscar Isaac to Star in 'The Great Machine'


Oscar Isaac is set to star in The Great Machine, an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's Ex Machina comic. This film is unrelated to Alex Garland's 2014 film Ex Machina, which had Isaac in a leading role. But since the original source material shares a title with the existing film, they've changed the name of the upcoming film.

The story revolves around former superhero Mitchell Hundred who becomes the mayor of New York after 9/11. Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel, the duo behind Kristen Stewart's Seberg, are writing the script.

Isaac will also star in the upcoming adaptation of Dune, as well as appearing in Three Sisters at the New York Theater Workshop this spring.

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Eminem makes light of Ariana Grande concert bombing on new song



Eminem raps "But I'm contemplating yelling 'Bombs away' on the game/Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting." on his album, a reference to the terrorist attack at Grande's concert Manchester. The line is followed by sounds of gunshots and explosions.

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Actor Ethan Suplee is Unrecognizable After His Massive Weight Loss



Actor Ethan Suplee (My Name is Earl, Boy Meets World, Remember the Titans) revealed his stunning transformation, which he is documenting on his new podcast "American Glutton". The 43-year-old says he's been overweight since childhood, and was 200 lbs by the age of ten. As an adult he would eat three meals at once.

After "My Name is Earl" ended, Suplee developed a passion for cycling, which resulted in his weight going from 530 lbs to 220 lbs. His weight loss resulted in him struggling to get roles, so he ended up gaining some weight back to get parts. Since then he's been focusing on health and fitness. His fitness goals are to have a six pack and to able to deadlift twice his weight.

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Louis Tomlinson releases new Oasis-inspired single "Walls"




Louis released his new single "Walls" today, the album of the same name is gonna follow on Jannuary the 31st. The song has a very Oasis-y chord progression, and he somehow got the legend himself, Noel Gallagher, to approve it.

(How?? And why?? OP is shocked, and so was Louis apparently:)



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Is Louis album actually going to beat Liam's iconic debut [certified as ONTD's Worst Album of the Year 2019™] LP1? Please rank the former 1D members from flop to most successful in the comments, ONTD.
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Harry and Megan let Frogmore Cottage staff go



- at least two permanent employees are being moved to other duties within the Queen’s household,

- members of staff who are used on an ad hoc basis were told their services are no longer required at the residence,

- the revelation fuels speculations they may not come back to Britain to live in a ‘meaningful’ way,

- Meghan was seen collecting a friend from a Canadian airport yesterday.

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This Month's Humble Bundle Is Helping Australia


Humble Bundle, the altruistic company that gives players the chance to buy games on a discount while also donating to charitable causes, has paired up with Austrailia Fire Relief this month. They have put up $400 worth of games, including popular titles like Hollow Knight and The Gardens Between,  up for sale beginning at $25 (customers are encouraged to donate more, of course). All of the proceeds will go to the Relief Fund, including Wires and WWF.

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Humble Bundle is really cool for doing this. If you or anyone you know are looking for some new games, grab them there and support fighting the fires! Or buy them and gift them away! As of this post, there are still 5 days to grab the deal!

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Disney is making - drumroll please - NATIONAL TREASURE 3


Via a tiny paragrah in THR's weekly Heat Vision report.

Written by Chris Bremner, who is also writing "Bad Boys 4" (TIL 'Bad Boys 4 Life' was NOT 'Bad Boys 4').

Bruckheimer is returning to produce. No word on if Nicholas Cage will return from his holiday of making shit low budget films to star.

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Evelyn Yang, Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang’s Wife, Comes Forward with her Sexual Assault



Evelyn Yang, wife of democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, has come forward woth her own sexual assault at the hands of her male gynecologist in 2012. CNN aired the exclusive interview with Dana Bash.

"Everyone has their own MeToo story. It's far too prevalent," Yang added. "But not everyone can tell their story. Not everyone has the audience or platform to tell their story, and I actually feel like I'm in this very privileged position to be able to do that."

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Stumptown S1x12 - "Dirty Dexy Money"



Promo summary
Dex becomes fast friends with a new client, the owner of a male strip club who has been mysteriously losing money, but Dex soon learns not everything is as it seems. Elsewhere, Grey continues to help Hoffman and his new partner on the car-jacking case while going deeper undercover.

. For the 12 people who are still watching this, what did you think of the last episode?

. What do you think about this Max person is she bad news or will Grey get her out?

. Did you think the baby adoption scenario was well done?

. A little someone said it's often described as what Veronica Mars reboot was meant to be

. On the plus side, many ep are directed and or written by women (!)

. You can catch up on episodes @ ABC.com, the ABC app, and Hulu

Icymi here is the premise of the show [Spoiler (click to open)]
Dex Parios is a sharp-witted military veteran, who struggles to get by and take care of her younger brother, in Portland, Oregon. She also struggles with PTSD from her time as a Marine in Afghanistan, where she worked in military intelligence until she was injured by an explosion which killed her childhood sweetheart and former lover. Burdened by heavy gambling debts and unable to hold down a steady job, she becomes a private investigator to solve problems where the police cannot get involved. Detective Miles Hoffman [Michael Ealy] refers problems to her, and Grey McConnell [Jake Johnson], a bar owner and Dex's closest friend, provides moral support and employs her brother Ansel at his bar.


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Mac Miller's Posthumous Album, Circles, Released



It’s a high-quality project, but we lost Mac way too soon, and that’s hard to accept. So while it’s hard to listen to him talking about self-deterioration and how he spends far too much time in his own head, it’s a privilege to hear him share his inner most thoughts over a bed of sweeping, inventive sonics. This is the album Mac Miller was born to make.

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Disney is Reportedly Shutting Down Etsy Vendors Who are Selling Unofficial Baby Yoda Toys


It was bound to happen.

Di$ney has begun issuing Etsy vendors with takedown notices for items listed and related to The Mandalorian’s viral and breakout character The Child (Baby Yoda).

Many independent vendors who used keywords such as “Star Wars,” “The Mandalorian,” “Baby Yoda” and “Yoda” have had their listings deleted following complaints from Disney for using their intellectual property.

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Maroon 5 calls out The 1975 for similar album artwork, Matt Healy claps back



It started when Maroon 5 (Adam Levine lbr) tweeted two photos comparing The 1975’s album artwork to that of his original band’s (Kara’s Flowers) artwork.

Frontman and singer of The 1975, Matt Healy, responded with...


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The View: Alicia Menendez, Robin Roberts, Impeachapalooza, Hot Topics

Whoopi is off. Ana is guest host. Today is Abby’s last day.

Alicia Menendez



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPEiie_l5z4

Alicia Menendez (MSNBC) is promoting her book The Likability Trap

Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
Tries not to give unsolicited advice but she receives it all the time. Talks about Likability factor in politics. Joy talks Hillary vs T45. AM talks more about likability. Voters will vote for a man even if they don’t like him, if they thinks he’s competent. Voters need to like women and think they’re competent, it’s a double hurdle. Brings up Germany’s Angela Merkel. AM talks about the misogynistic culture. Joy says when you want to be liked, people don’t. When you don’t care if you’re liked, they do. AM says you can’t control it. You can be the best version of yourself but still can’t make other people like you. Discussion about resting b’tch face. AM talks about her husband, he’ll ask if she’s ok, she’s like I’m fine it’s just my face. Women are seen as angry, men are seen as passionate. AM says women need to push back. Ana says she’s one who doesn’t care. She likes herself, doesn’t care what others think.


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Ontd are you done already with this year?

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Aquaman Animated Miniseries Set at HBO Max



The new WarnerMedia streaming service has ordered a three-part animated series titled “Aquaman: King of Atlantis.” James Wan, director for the 2018 live-action “Aquaman” film, is executive producing the series.

“King of Atlantis” will deal with Aquaman’s first days as king of Atlantis. He has two royal advisors to back him up – Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water controlling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the job.

No word on if any of the original actors will voice their characters.

Source; the Variety tweet Variety
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Bond producer say no to female Bond; maybe to a non-white one



Producer Barbra Broccoli told Variety that changing the iconic character's gender would be a disservice to women.

"He can be of any color, but he is male," she said. "I believe we should be creating new characters for women -- strong female characters."

Audiences may be calling for more diversity in movies, but the filmmaker, who is the daughter of the original 007 producer Albert R. Broccoli, said she is not "particularly interested" in taking a male character and having a woman play it. "I think women are far more interesting than that," she added.

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Aaron Hernandez's Fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez Speaks Out Following Netflix Docu-Series



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following the release of Netflix docu-series Aaron Hernandez's Fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez left social media for a while:

"I wanted to let all of you sweet sweet souls know I have tried to read every message sent on IG and through email (positive and negative) ... The amount of support and positive energy is again unreal! I'm sure you will all understand how imperative it is to take some time away from social media."
#StayHumble."


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'Little America' is streaming now on Apple TV+


+ An anthology show inspired by the true stories featured by Epic Magazine, 'Little America' will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America now when they're more relevant than ever.
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Trailer for Alex Garland's 'Devs' starring Nick Offerman and Sonoya Mizuno



- About a software engineer, Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno), who investigates the secretive development division of her employer which she believes is behind her boyfriend's murder. It's from Alex Garland who did 'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation'.

- Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny and Alison Pill.

- Will stream on Hulu on March 5 as part of FX on Hulu.

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Rina Sawayama releases new single 'Comme Des Garçons', announces debut album and tour

Legend-in-waiting Rina Sawayama released her new single and follow up to STFU!, Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys), today. Listen to the disco bop below:



She also announced her debut album, SAWAYAMA, which will be released 17 April. Rina will support the album with her headlining Dynasty North American/UK tour.



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ONTD ORIGINAL: The Best VFX Noms are Kind of Whack, Let's Fix That

Now that Disney has learned they can't waltz their way into dominating the Animated Feature segment of the Oscars, they have moved onto the next closest thing - Dominating Best Visual Effects*



* VFX artists are overworked and underpaid and deserve respect for what they do. They are contracted workers, and the studios often go under after work is done. None of these decisions I'm criticizing the styles and choices are are their fault.

However there's a good chance that their fellows nominate the movies from a shortlist and then the Academy as a whole votes on them so uh....


I cannot attest to 1917 or what they've done. The Irishman made DeNiro, Pesci, and Pachino look younger, a technical talent that has been used in the recent past, with varying results, as early as 2006 to as recently as...a few months earlier when "Gemini Man" came out.

Did you know that "The Rise of Skywalker" also had de-ageing technology? I had...truly forgotten about it. There were ships, there were animals, there were people updating the gifs of Skype-Speak Palpatine with the blue filter from a CD in the mid 2000s.

"The Lion King"? There was much mass criticism about the soul of the original being all but sapped away to make the animals look 'realistic'. We could have stopped them making it if we didn't let 2016';s "Jungle Book" get over 1$b.


"You're no good, duck! You're just like ya fatha!"

How do we not know what lions look like at this point.

I did not see "Avengers: Endgame", but I suppose making a giant crowd of CGI characters fight a purple man is great.

All of that to say...you know, Lion King? Star Wars? You didn't really need to be here. Here's who did.

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What say you, ONTD? Do you think "Cats" should also have been recognized?

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Demi Lovato Will Drop "Her Most Vulnerable Album" Early 2020



Since last year, Demi Lovato has been working hard on new music. Not only will she perform a new song at the 2020 Grammy Awards, she also plans on dropping "her most vulnerable album" yet in early 2020.

"Demi hopes to have the album out by Summer, Fall at the latest," a source told E! News. "She had a very trying year and has a lot she wants to share with her fans through her music. "Demi will be expressing her struggles through sobriety, rehab and will address the overdose in her own creative way. Writing the music has been very therapeutic for Demi and has helped her a lot in her sobriety. She is excited to share her story with her fans and wants to be able to go on tour and reconnect."

While she plans to go on tour for the new album, the source adds that timing will play a factor in when that happens.

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Anne with an E: Season 3 discussion post



The latest -and sadly last- season of Anne with an E premiered on Netflix January 3rd. CBC and Netflix shared in November that the beloved series would not return for a 4th season.

The new season currently has an average rating of 9,46 on IMDB.

One of the many storylines revolve around an Indigenous Canadian village and the horrors the Canadian Government placed upon them.

ONTD, have you watched the latest season yet? Let's discuss!

*SPOILERS UNDER CUTS*

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Killing Eve Season 3 Premiere date + news



- It's coming back April!!!!!!!!
-[Synopsis]"the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances…and perhaps a share of their souls."
- 7 new cast members including: Gemma Whelan (GOT), Dame Harriet Walter (Succession) and Dani Sapani (Harlots)
- Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) is showrunner this season
- Has been renewed for a 4th season already

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S3 wishlist?
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