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"When you think you've seen it all, you haven't quite seen it all" - Netflix releases trailer for 'Tiger King 2'


Netflix has released the preview to its pandemic smash, Tiger King, and in the new trailer, they promise they've "only scratched the surface."

The follow-up will continue the story surrounding all of its main characters, including, obviously, the Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic. In the clip, he calls collect from behind bars, noting "there's an innocent man in prison."

Suffering from cancer while incarcerated on a 22-year hitch in a murder for hire plot centering on his nemesis Carole Baskin, 58-year-old Joe continues, "Everybody from the zoo is out there making money, and I’m paying the price for every one of them people. If you give a damn, it's time to speak up."

Speaking of Baskin, the mysterious disappearance of her first husband Don Lewis also resurfaces in the clip; Tiger King had fans speculating she had something to do with it. Baskin, now 60, has maintained her innocence in the disappearance in 1997; Lewis was declared dead in 2002. 

Netflix's official description reveals: "With Joe Exotic behind bars and Carole Baskin closing in on ownership of his disreputable zoo, the Emmy-nominated saga continues its twisted course with Tiger King 2 as newfound revelations emerge on the motivations, backstories, and secrets of America's most notorious big cat owners. Old enemies and frenemies, including Jeff LoweTim StarkAllen Glover, and James Garretson return for another season of murder, mayhem, and madness. Thought you knew the whole story? Just you wait."

Tiger King 2 debuts November 17.

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Alyssa Milano says she and Shannen Doherty "are cordial" now, opens up about their feud

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Alyssa Milano revealed that she and Shannen Doherty have buried the hatchet following their decades-long feud.

When asked if she and Doherty are now on good terms, the Charmed alum told Entertainment Tonight, "I would say we are cordial."

"I could take responsibility for a lot of our tension that we had," Milano continued, noting that their relationship started to suffer when they both starred on the supernatural drama. "I think a lot of our struggle came from feeling that I was in competition rather than it being that sisterhood that the show was so much about. And I have some guilt about my part in that."

As for how the two mended fences, Milano said it began in 2015 when Doherty first announced her battle with breast cancer.

"When I heard about her diagnosis, I reached out to her," the Insatiable star recalled, and the two started communicating again. "I will send her DMs every couple of months to just check in."

Milano, who recently released her memoir Sorry Not Sorry, regrets that she missed out on friendship with Doherty and admitted, "I have respect for her. Great actress, loves her family so much, and I just wish I could've felt strong enough in who I was to recognize that back then."

Doherty starred alongside Milano for three seasons on Charmed, before exiting the series in 2001. She was replaced by Rose McGowan.

Charmed ran on the WB, now the CW, from 1998 to 2006 for eight seasons.

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Bill Hader explains why he's so tired working on 'Barry' after the pandemic, and making 'Addams Family 2' with parents in mind

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Bill Hader was close to shooting the upcoming third season of his Emmy winning HBO series Barry last year when the pandemic shut the production down. 

With the show's filming back underway, and with about a month to go until they're wrapped, Hader told ABC Audio what it was like to return to shooting after the forced hiatus as star, director, writer and producer.

"Yeah, at first, we were like, 'Wait, what do we do?' he said with a laugh. 'I don't know, how do I do this?'.

He recalled, "how exhausted I was. You know, just after midway through the first day and it's like, 'Oh my gosh, I haven't walked this much...I haven't stood this much like a year and a half," the SNL vet laughed.

That said, Hader says he feels "so lucky" to be working with fellow Emmy winner Henry Winkler and the other "phenomenal actors" in the cast.

Hader even joked he asked if he could shoot Barry "from my closet," like he did when voicing his role as mad scientist Cyrus Strange in the animated Addams Family 2.

A fan of the Barry Sonnenfeld Addams Family movies in the '90s, he thinks the new movie is a blast. "I mean, I think it's a fun thing to see in a theater just because, you know, as a parent, it's hard finding those things where you...can all go and see a movie where you actually are also enjoying it."

He adds, "I've done that too, where you take your kids to the theater and you see something and you're like, 'Oh God, I have to sit through this.' And this is actually really fun, from top to bottom." 

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"It was a bullet" -- Sheriff confirms Alec Baldwin fired fatal "live round" on 'Rust' set

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In a press conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, investigators addressed the latest news concerning the fatal Rust set shooting. 

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza confirmed that "it was a bullet" that struck and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, not a mishap with a blank round. 

Sheriff Mendoza stated that a bullet from a .45 Long Colt was recovered from the shoulder of Souza; that was believed to be the same round that fatally struck Hutchins, but it needs to be forensically confirmed.

That projectile was removed from Souza by doctors, and handed over to investigators for analysis, he explained.

Mendoza also mentioned "approximately 500 rounds of ammunition" were recovered from the New Mexico set, including, "a mix of blanks, dummy rounds and what we are suspecting were live rounds."

Blank rounds contain no lead bullet, but emit a muzzle flash when fired, and can still be harmful without proper precautions.

Dummy rounds are just empty cartridges that are meant to look like functioning bullets.

Live rounds are actual bullets -- and have no place on a movie set.

The District Attorney on the case, Mary Carmack Altwies, told journalists that while it's too early in the investigation to say, charges against Alec Baldwin have not been ruled out.

"If the facts and evidence and law support charges, then I will initiate charges at that time," she said of anyone involved.

Investigators have already spoken to Baldwin, as well as the movie's armorer Hannah Gutierrez, as well as the movie's assistant director Dave Halls, who handed the pistol to Baldwin, after declaring it a "cold" -- that is an empty -- gun.

Baldwin not only fired the fatal shot, but he was also a producer on the Western. 

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'Black Widow', 'A Quiet Place Part II', 'Squid Game' named among 2021 People's Choice nominees

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The people have spoken, and Black WidowComing 2 America, and A Quiet Place Part II are among their favorite films from 2021. 

When it comes to the small screen, Cobra KaiLoki, and Law & Order: SVU ranked among the year's best according to the fans.

You can vote for your favorites here.

The People's Choice Awards will be held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and air on NBC and E! on Dec. 7 at 9:00 pm Eastern time.

Here are the nominees in the main categories: 


Black Widow
Coming 2 America
F9: The Fast Saga
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Tomorrow War
Venom: Let There Be Carnage


Coming 2 America
Free Guy
He’s All That
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Jungle Cruise
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Thunder Force
Vacation Friends


Black Widow
F9: The Fast Saga
Godzilla Kong
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Suicide Squad
The Tomorrow War
Venom: Let There Be Carnage


A Quiet Place Part II
Halloween Kills
In The Heights


Raya and the Last Dragon
The Boss Baby: Family Business
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Tom and Jerry
Yes Day


Chris Pratt - The Tomorrow War
Daniel Craig - No Time To Die
Dwayne Johnson - Jungle Cruise
Eddie Murphy - Coming 2 America
John Cena - F9: The Fast Saga
Ryan Reynolds - Free Guy
Simu Liu - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Vin Diesel - F9: The Fast Saga


Awkwafina - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Charlize Theron - F9: The Fast Saga
Florence Pugh - Black Widow
Jennifer Hudson - Respect
Leslie Jones - Coming 2 America
Margot Robbie - The Suicide Squad
Salma Hayek - Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Scarlett Johansson - Black Widow


Anthony Ramos - In The Heights
Emily Blunt - A Quiet Place Part II
Emma Stone - Cruella
Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween Kills
Jason Momoa - Dune
Jennifer Hudson - Respect
Kevin Hart - Fatherhood
Timothée Chalamet - Dune


Dwayne Johnson - Jungle Cruise
Eddie Murphy - Coming 2 America
Emily Blunt -  Jungle Cruise
Leslie Jones - Coming 2 America
Melissa McCarthy - Thunder Force
Octavia Spencer - Thunder Force
Ryan Reynolds - Free Guy
Salma Hayek - Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard


Charlize Theron - F9: The Fast Saga
Chris Pratt - The Tomorrow War
Daniel Craig - No Time To Die
Florence Pugh - Black Widow
John Cena - F9: The Fast Saga
Scarlett Johansson - Black Widow
Simu Liu - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Vin Diesel - F9: The Fast Saga



Cobra Kai
Grey’s Anatomy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Saturday Night Live
The Bachelor
This Is Us


Outer Banks
Cobra Kai
Grey’s Anatomy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Equalizer
The Walking Dead
This Is Us

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Never Have I Ever
Only Murders in the Building
Saturday Night Live
Ted Lasso
The Upshaws
Young Rock


90 Day Fiancé
Bachelor In Paradise
Below Deck
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The Real Housewives of Atlanta


America’s Got Talent
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Bachelor
The Bachelorette
The Masked Singer
The Voice

Anthony Mackie - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Chase Stokes - Outer Banks
Dwayne Johnson - Young Rock
Jason Sudeikis - Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson - Saturday Night Live
Norman Reedus - The Walking Dead
Sterling Brown - This Is Us
Tom Hiddleston - Loki

Angela Bassett - 9-1-1
Elizabeth Olsen - WandaVision
Ellen Pompeo - Grey’s Anatomy
Kathryn Hahn - WandaVision
Mandy Moore - This Is Us
Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Queen Latifah - The Equalizer
Yara Shahidi - Grown-ish


Norman Reedus - The Walking Dead
Angela Bassett - 9-1-1
Chase Stokes - Outer Banks
Ellen Pompeo - Grey’s Anatomy
Mandy Moore - This Is Us
Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Queen Latifah - The Equalizer
Sterling Brown - This Is Us


Andy Samberg - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Dwayne Johnson - Young Rock
Jason Sudeikis - Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson - Saturday Night Live
Selena Gomez - Only Murders in the Building
Steve Martin - Only Murders in the Building
Wanda Sykes - The Upshaws
Yara Shahidi - Grown-ish


Good Morning America
Live with Kelly and Ryan
Red Table Talk
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Kelly Clarkson Show
The View
The Wendy Williams Show

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Night With Seth Meyers
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon



Cobra Kai
Mare of Easttown
Outer Banks
Squid Game
Ted Lasso
The White Lotus


La Brea
Shadow and Bone 
Superman and Lois

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The Flash


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'Wu-Tang' series creators RZA and Alex Tse discuss the "spiritual" authenticity of their hip hop-inspired drama

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Ahead of the season two finale of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, series creators RZA and Alex Tse are explaining how they stayed true to the real-life narrative of the pioneering hip hop group.

Founding Wu-Tang Clan member RZA tells ABC Audio that his focus for the critically acclaimed drama was to make sure it resonated with actual hip hop fans.

"Because every one of the Wu-Tang members have something...they attract...for different people for different reasons," he explains. "And if we can get the nucleus of it...that alone can help tell their story."

While RZA says season two didn't capture "every detail" in the making of 36 Chambers -- arguably one of the most influential hip hop albums of the 1990s -- he, like his co-creator Tse, believes this season was "spiritually truthful... to the story."

"There are things that actually happen. There are things that happen in a different version. And then there's some stuff that we condensed and changed," Tse explains. "But...then we have to examine and say, 'Is this spiritually truthful? Are we honoring what these people meant to...not just hip hop culture, but to American culture too?'...So that's the question we always want to ask ourselves when we make choices in the writers room.'"

As season two comes to a close, Hulu is giving fans another opportunity to experience a piece of hip hop culture. The network has partnered with famed streetwear brand Mitchell & Ness to launch a capsule collection inspired by the Emmy-nominated series. The new collection, which includes items like tanks, tees, hoodies, and caps, is now available in select stores and on the Extra Butter NY website.

The season two finale of Wu-Tang: An American Saga is now available to watch on Hulu.

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What's the Buzz: Trailer for Pixar film 'Lightyear' debuts exclusively on GMA


The trailer for Disney and Pixar's Lightyear is here!

With the help of voice star Chris Evans, Good Morning America exclusively debuted the sneak peek of the action-adventure film, which Pixar describes as "the definitive story of the original Buzz Lightyear."

In the Angus MacLane-directed project, which arrives in theaters on June 17, 2022, Evans voices the action hero that became the toy voiced by Tim Allen in the Toy Story films.

Pixar's Pete Docter previously shared, "[B]ack when we created the very first Toy Story, we designed Buzz Lightyear with the idea that he was a toy based on some really cool character from an epic, blockbuster film. Well, all these years later, we decided it's time to make that film."

MacLane, a longtime Pixar employee who co-directed Finding Dory, tells GMA the film will be both serious and funny, "but not goofy."

"Say The Incredibles, where it is humorous, but you're never feeling like the characters are mocking their concern for their own safety -- it is a world of stakes and peril and death," MacLane explained. "And so this is a film where we find out about Buzz Lightyear and the origins of the Space Rangers...It's a film that celebrates that feeling you would get watching the sci-fi movies of the late '70s and early '80s."

MacLane said Captain America himself, Evans, was a "tremendous creative partner" and the perfect choice to voice the "real life" hero.

"[Buzz] says really, really goofy things really, really seriously and takes the job very seriously, and so for me, there were very few actors that could pull off an earnestness and...the comedy of that."

"It's gonna be quite the ride!" Evans teases.

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Potential for criminal charges "hasn't been ruled out" following fatal 'Rust' shooting; set gaffer slams "negligence"


While no criminal charges have been filed in the October 21 fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust, authorities say charges can't yet be "ruled out."

That's the word to The New York Post from Juan Rios, the public information officer for the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office.  "[H]onestly if people have information, they need to bring it to us...so we can check into that," Rios said.

Given the number of witnesses, Rios added that the investigation into the incident last Thursday, during which Baldwin fired a live round toward the camera, fatally striking Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza, will be "going on for a while."

"We need to be diligent...should there be charges ultimately filed that they are able to uphold those in court," said Rios.

Baldwin and assistant director Dave Halls reportedly told investigators they didn't know the revolver Baldwin fired contained a live round.

Meanwhile, the film's gaffer, or set electrician, Serge Sventoytook to Instagram to post what he said was among the last photos of Hutchins alive -- inside the church where the crew was setting up the scene prior to the fatal shot.  Sventoy said he was standing "shoulder-to-shoulder" with Hutchins when the shot rang out.

"I was holding in her my arms when she was dying," he said, adding that the accident was "the fault of negligence and unprofessionalism."

"The negligence from the person who was supposed to check the weapon...did not do this," said Svetnoy.  "The person who had to announce the loaded weapon was on the site did not do this."

Hannah Gutierrez Reed was the armorer on the Rust set.  Dave Halls is said to have announced that the gun apparently containing a live round was "cold," meaning safe, before handing it to Baldwin.

"And the DEATH OF THE HUMAN IS THE RESULT!" Svetnoy said.

Meanwhile, ABC News has learned that Rust producers have hired their own legal team to conduct a separate investigation into the events and circumstances leading up to the fatal shooting. The film's cast and crew were notified of the news Tuesday night in a note that declares, in part, "We know that reliving this tragedy will be hard, but your participation is important for all of us to be able to fully understand what happened, and we encourage you to share your perspective."

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Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she "almost died" when giving birth to her first child

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Gwyneth Paltrow shared a little-known story about giving birth to her daughter Apple and revealed she "almost died" during the difficult delivery.

Speaking on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, the Oscar winner opened up about the traumatic labor, which she said lasted 70 hours.

"I had two caesareans. My daughter was an emergency," said Paltrow, 49. "It was crazy, we almost died. It was like not good."

The Iron Man star declined to go into details over the complications she suffered and instead reflected on how the pregnancy physically changed her.

"Anyway, there's a big scar across your body, and you're like, 'Oh, wow, that didn't use to be there,'" Paltrow remarked. "And it's not that it's bad, or you want to judge it, but you're just like, 'Oh, my God.'"

The actress said she is thankful she became pregnant before the rise of social media and reflected on how the internet pressures new moms to snap back into shape.

Said the mom of two, "Thank God there wasn't Instagram when I had babies because now it's like -- if I see someone, 'Oh, I just gave birth two weeks ago and I have a completely washboard stomach,' and I'm like, 'Wow that's not what I [had!]'"

Paltrow, who attested she was not shaming other women or their bodies, expressed concern that this mentality is pitting moms against each other by making birth an unnecessary competition.

"It's past perfectionism," she remarked. "It's like, 'I can do this gargantuan task that's superhuman'... And why?  For what?"

Paltrow shares Apple, who is 17, and 15-year-old Moses with ex-husband Chris Martin.  

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Teyana Taylor reveals benefits of being away from husband as he competes on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Teyana Taylor is celebrating her husband, Iman Shumpert, and his Dancing with the Stars partner, Daniella Karagach, achieving a perfect score Monday on the TV dance competition. The "Gonna Love Me" singer remains on the East Coast while her hubby competes in LA, and she says there are some benefits to be being briefly separated.

"I think once you see one another, that I miss you sex is the best, so I think that is the spark, like, not being up on each other all day," the singer/actress/fashion designer tells Us Weekly.

"It's just like you are admiring one another, like, 'Damn, you're doing your thing,'" she adds. "Let me be doing this for our kids, so when we see each other, it's nothing but love and just comfort and spice."

Teyana is now preparing for her 12-city farewell tour, which kicks off November 7 in San Francisco. In addition, she's working as the creative director of the fashion company PrettyLittleThing, while also taking care of their children, daughters Iman Jr., 5, and Rue, 13 months.

The 30-year-old entertainer is very proud to see her NBA star husband excelling with Karagach outside of his basketball comfort zone.

"I honestly think that their chemistry is amazing," Taylor explains. "I think that Daniella is an amazing choreographer. I'm a dancer, so I appreciate what she do and then she kills it."

After five years of marriage, the MTV VMA winner says she's not jealous of seeing her husband dancing with another woman.

"I'm too secure in my s*** to be worrying about that," the Coming 2 America star says. "I think that's the part that we love about each other the most, because we do our job and we literally keep it pushing."


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'The Bachelorette' recap: A liar among the group leaves Michelle and her suitors scrambling for answers

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The Bachelorette continued Tuesday with Michelle Young trying to find the culprit who's been spreading rumors about her and one of her potential suitors.

Michelle was clued into the drama following her first on-on-one date with Jamie, where the two shared a rock-climbing adventure.  Jamie took their relationship to new heights by opening up about the heartbreaking story of his mother, who struggled with mental health issues and died by suicide when he was 24 years old.  Jamie said he struggled with a years-long battle with severe depression because of the tragedy.

Michelle pinned the date rose on Jamie and told him that she was "beyond impressed" with the "beautiful person" he'd become.

Unfortunately, Jamie demonstrated an uglier side of himself heading into the rose ceremony, when he addressed a rumor he overheard concerning Michelle and Joe -- who hails from her home state of Minnesota and received a group date rose -- dating each other prior to appearing on the show.

The other suitors appeared unfazed by the gossip, but Jamie felt the need to confront Michelle about the alleged relationship.  However, he claimed it was the other suitors -- and not him -- who were up in arms.

Michelle then confessed to the group that she and Joe "exchanged a few messages quite a few years back," but the real estate broker "ghosted" her and "that was that." That speech left the group wondering who confronted Michelle behind their backs.

At the rose ceremony, Alec, Daniel, Pardeep and PJ were sent home.

Along with Joe, Jamie and Brandon, the latter of whom also received a group date rose, here are the other men remaining after the first rose ceremony:

Brandon J., 26, a traveling nurse recruiter from Portland, Ore.
Casey, 36, an advertising creative director from Miami Beach, Fla.
Chris G., 28, a motivational speaker from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Chris S., 28, a commodities broker from West Hollywood, Calif.
Clayton, 28, a medical sales rep from Columbia, Mo.
Jamie, 32, a biotech CEO from San Diego, Calif.
Joe, 28, a real estate developer from Minneapolis, Minn.
Leroy, 27, a biomedical Ph.D. student from Dallas, Texas
LT, 38, a yoga guru from Bellevue, Wash.
Martin, 29, a personal trainer from Miami, Fla.
Mollique, 36, an academic administrator from San Diego, Calif.
Nayte, 27, a sales executive from Austin, Texas
Olu, 27, an IT analyst from Newark, N.J.
Peter, 26, a pizzapreneur from Port St. Joe, Fla.
Rick, 32, a medical sales rep from Los Angeles, Calif.
Rodney, 29, a sales rep from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Romeo, 32, a mathematician from New York City, N.Y.
Spencer, 25, a financial crimes analyst from Cleveland, Ohio
Will, 28, an academic interventionist from Grand Rapids, Minn.

The Bachelorette returns Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Lancôme launching 'Emily in Paris' beauty collection

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Netflix’s hit show Emily in Paris is teaming up with French makeup brand Lancôme for a new beauty collection inspired by the series.

The collection features makeup, skincare and fragrance products. The centerpiece of the collab is the 12-shade Emily in Paris eyeshadow palette that comes in a heart-shaped design with an Eiffel Tower motif. Other products include mascara, lipstick, a serum and the Idôle Eau de Parfum in a limited-edition bottle.

“This is the first time Lancôme has teamed up with a highly popular and super aspirational Netflix show to create a beauty collection,” Lancôme global brand president Francoise Lehmann says in a statement. 

She adds, “With this new collection, Lancôme celebrates the Parisian joie de vivre and the charm of Emily in Paris. It is the perfect way to re-create that distinctive French girl beauty and interpret it your way at home, bringing French glamour & sophistication to all women around the world.”

The collection will be available at Lancome-USA.com at the end of November. Season two of Emily in Paris, produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and starring Lancôme ambassador Lily Collins, hits Netflix on December 22.

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Joan Rivers series starring Kathryn Hahn nixed at Showtime

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The new Joan Rivers series starring Kathryn Hahn is no longer happening at Showtime.

Variety initially reported last month that the WandaVision star was set to play the late comedienne in The Comeback Girl, but now the outlet reports that the producers did not secure the rights to move forward with the project.

Rivers' life rights are currently held by her daughter, Melissa Rivers. Variety reports that the series could have proceeded as an "unauthorized" project but they wouldn't have been able to use any of Rivers' jokes or catchphrases. Proceeding in that way also likely would have drawn ire from Rivers' estate.

Melissa Rivers' spokesperson tells Variety that there are currently no plans for any biographical projects on her mother. Joan Rivers died in 2014 at age 81.

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'The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek' to debut Nov. 5 on The History Channel

Narrator and Executive Producer Gates McFadden (Courtesy A+E Networks)

September 8 marked the 55th anniversary of the debut of a little TV show called Star Trek, which against all odds became one of the biggest cultural phenomenons -- and multi-billion-dollar entertainment franchises -- of our time.  Now, the show and its legacy is being celebrated in a ten-part docuseries, which will premiere November 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on The History Channel.

The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek is narrated and executive-produced by Gates McFadden, who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Each episode will focus on a different chapter in the history of the Star Trek franchise, from the origins of the original series to recent film and TV adaptations.

In addition to hours of show footage, the docuseries features interviews with writers, directors, producers, showrunners and Star Trek actors past and present, including Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig from the original series, Denise Crosby, Wil Wheaton, John De Lancie and Brent Spiner from The Next Generation, Kate Mulgew, Roxann Dawson, Tim Russ and Robert Beltran from Star Trek: Voyager, Nana Visitor from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and more.

If that's still not enough Star Trek for you, six additional episodes will be available on History Vault, the network's subscription video service.

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'Dune' is officially getting a part two

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Dune: Part Two is a go.

Legendary Entertainment confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday, writing, "This is only the beginning...Thank you to those who have experience @dunemovie so far, and those who are going in the days and weeks ahead. We're excited to continue the journey!"

They included an image that said "Dune Part Two."

Part one of the sci-fi epic topped the box office this past weekend, grabbing an estimated $41 million. The film -- starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem -- is also available to stream on HBO Max.

Part two is set for a 2023 release.

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