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POPSUGAR Celebrity 2018-10-18 22:30:07

By | October 18, 2018

Warning: Big ol’ spoilers for Halloween below!
Lock your doors and hide your butcher knives, because Michael Myers is back.
The infamous serial killer makes a bone-chilling return in David Gordon Green’s stylish, nightmarish Halloween, which is far s…

POPSUGAR Celebrity 2018-10-18 20:35:04

By | October 18, 2018

The Conners premiered its first episode on Tuesday night, finally putting to rest any speculation about how the Roseanne spinoff deals with the absence of Roseanne Barr’s titular character.
Barr’s initial reboot of the show was of course axed by ABC …

8 Fascinating Documentaries About the Life and Death of Princess Diana

By | October 18, 2018

Despite how private the British royal family keeps their personal lives, they’ve remained the subject of tabloid scrutiny and public interest for centuries. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and more members of the family are certainly fascinating, but it’s Princess Diana who truly captured the hearts of people all over the world. Both before and after her tragic, untimely death in an August 1997 car accident, the royal’s life has remained in the spotlight and has subsequently been the subject of many documentaries to mark the 20 years since her passing.

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Prepare Yourself: The Curse of La Llorona Trailer Is 2 Minutes of Pure Fear

By | October 18, 2018

Are you ready for an entirely new monster to take over your nightmares? Because the trailer for The Curse of La Llorona is here to do just that. The upcoming horror film – which is produced by Gary Dauberman, Emile Gladstone, and The Conjuring‘s James Wan – centers on a social worker (Linda Cardellini) and her two young children, who find themselves drawn into a supernatural fight for their lives when it turns out a horrifying apparition called “La Llorona” (or The Weeping Woman) is very much real. The movie takes place in LA in the ’70s, and the two-minute trailer is already more than enough to send our blood pressure into overdrive (that car scene!). Watch it above, if you dare, before it hits theaters on April 19.

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Bye-Bye, Litchfield – Season 7 of Orange Is the New Black Will Be Its Last

By | October 17, 2018

When Orange Is the New Black premieres its seventh season, make sure you cherish each episode, because it will be the long-running prison dramedy’s last. Netflix officially announced the end of Jenji Kohan’s series, which premiered its sixth season on July 27, with a heartfelt video of the cast bidding their loyal fans goodbye.

“Hey y’all, we got some news,” Danielle Brooks says into the camera, before Taylor Schilling cuts in to say that “the final season is coming.” Yael Stone also chimes in, confirming “season seven is the end,” and Kate Mulgrew confesses that she’s going “to miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original, and controversial series of this decade.”

As viewers of the series can likely attest, the last few seasons have started to run out of steam. The three-day riot concept in season five was ambitious and creative but ultimately resulted in a slow-moving story that didn’t do much for our favorite Litchfield inmates (to be fair, that can also be blamed on the show’s 13-episode count, which is about three too many). Similarly, season six takes a while to build up steam, but when it finally gets going, the emotional twists just keep on coming.

For instance: What’s going to happen to Blanca after that heartbreaking surprise? And Taystee after the result of that trial? Is Lorna’s baby OK? Also, does the end of Piper’s time in prison mean we’re going to see her write the real-life memoir that inspired the show, bringing everything full circle?!

Details about season seven might be scant at the moment (other than the fact it’s supposed to premiere in 2019), but hopefully more information will trickle in soon. In the meantime, we should all take some time to appreciate Kohan’s incredibly raw, nuanced, and much-needed look inside America’s deeply flawed prison system.

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Your Favorite One Tree Hill Star Has a Brief – but Important – Role in The Haunting of Hill House

By | October 15, 2018

Warning: big ol’ spoilers for The Haunting of Hill House ahead!

From the very first episode of The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser) sets herself up for failure. Or rather, she sets such high standards for the rest of her siblings that it is only a matter of time before she isn’t able to live up to her own level of excellence. To Shirley’s credit, her breaking point doesn’t come until the very last episode, “Silence Lay Steadily,” although hints of what she’d done pop up in the very first episode onward.

Perhaps saying who she’d done is more accurate, since it’s revealed the guy who’s been raising his glass to Shirley in brief scenes here and there throughout the series is a man named Ryan, whom she had a one-night stand with during a convention for funeral directors years earlier. While sitting at the hotel bar, Ryan sends a drink over to Shirley. She refuses it at first but then decides to send him an appetizer in return. From there, they sit next to each other and flirt over one too many martinis, finally deciding to go back to Ryan’s room together.

It’s obviously a moment of weakness and deep regret for Shirley, especially since the house uses the moment against her when she returns with Theo in episode 10.

The character of Ryan doesn’t have any dialogue until the last episode, which is also when we have more than a half-second to get a good look at him. In case you were wondering why he looks so familiar, it’s likely because you recognize actor James Lafferty from his time on One Tree Hill. Lafferty appeared on the teen drama for years as Nathan Scott, a cocky high school jock who became a fan favorite on the series during its nine-season run.

In addition to One Tree Hill, Lafferty has been in TV shows like Underground and Crisis, as well as the 2013 horror film Oculus. The director of the latter, Mike Flanagan, also helms The Haunting of Hill House, which is probably what led to Lafferty taking on the brief – but important – role of Ryan.

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Hold on to Your Butts: This Viral Jurassic Park Halftime Routine Is So Damn Good

By | October 15, 2018

When Iowa State’s marching band decided to play the theme from Jurassic Park during their halftime show over the weekend, the performance contained an extra special touch: a giant group of dancing dinosaurs. Dressed in the hilarious blow-up costumes that have popped up everywhere from pregnancy announcements to figure skating routines, the dancers broke it down on the football field with some coordinated moves as the crowd roared (pun intended) in the stands. Watch it above, then check out the other movie-themed school dance routine that’s currently breaking the internet.

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Aw! That Shocking Same-Sex Love Story on The Bachelor: Vietnam Has a Happy Ending

By | October 15, 2018

In September, a rose ceremony on The Bachelor: Vietnam ended with the ultimate shocker – one of the contestants, Minh Thu, not only rejected Bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung’s rose but also turned around and tearfully declared her undying love for fellow contestant Truc Nhu. After Minh begged her to “come home with” her, Truc was so overcome with emotion that she gave back her own rose to the handsome suitor, telling him, “I know you’ll find someone who really loves you.”

We can only imagine how much The Bachelor: Vietnam producers were salivating over this jaw-dropping reality TV moment, but that’s not where the drama ended. Once the commotion had died down, Nguyen Quoc decided to pull Truc aside following the rose ceremony and chat things out with her. Ultimately, she chose to stay in the competition without Minh. Talk about a heartbreaker, right?

“Myself, the story producer, the director, the host . . . I think ‘jaw drop’ is the only way I can describe everybody’s face,” executive producer Anh Tran told Vulture of the stunning turn of events. “It was this gigantic declaration that no one saw coming.”

Fortunately, it seems Minh and Truc got their happy ending after all! During a recent interview with NextShark, Anh Tran confirmed that the women got back together after the show and are in a relationship. Apparently, Truc requested to leave the series just two episodes after Minh’s bombshell because she already found what she was looking for.

“They left the show and have been together since,” he said. “We delivered on our promise that two people would find love.”

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Oh, Wow – Iron Fist Has Been Canceled by Netflix After 2 Seasons

By | October 12, 2018

In a move that’s both surprising and somehow not surprising in the least, Netflix has decided to cancel Iron Fist.

The critically panned Marvel superhero series debuted its second season in early September, attempting to improve upon the gripes both fans and the media had with it during the first go-around (slow pacing, bloated episode count, whitewashing, weak characters . . . the list goes on). Season two ends with Colleen Wing (a bright light within the series) teaming up with Misty Knight, which suggested the Daughters of the Dragon weren’t far off. Apparently that storyline and the massive cliffhanger the second season leaves off on weren’t enough to save the show. It marks the first Marvel show to get the ax from the streaming giant.

“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement to Deadline on Oct. 12. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”

The series followed billionaire Danny Rand (Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones) after he returns to New York City following a prolonged absence, during which most assumed he was dead. He tries to reconnect with his past and his family legacy while also contending with newfound abilities that help him combat criminals corrupting New York City.

If it helps, the third season of Daredevil is just a few days away from its Oct. 19 premiere, which is a reminder that Netflix’s Marvel franchise will hopefully live on.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Cast Weighs In on How a Riverdale Crossover Could Work

By | October 12, 2018

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has yet to premiere its first season on the streaming giant, but there’s already one very important question on fans’ minds: Will there ever be a crossover with Riverdale?

Although The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics are rooted in the same universe as the rest of the classic Archie characters we see on The CW’s Riverdale – Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, etc. – it doesn’t look like they’re going to cross paths anytime soon, no matter how many cute selfies Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka posts with the Riverdale cast on Instagram. Both Riverdale and the new Sabrina series are helmed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as the chief creative officer of Archie comics; yet, what might keep Sabrina from making an appearance at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe anytime soon is simply a matter of the networks each show is tied to – The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be on Netflix, while Riverdale is on The CW.

There’s also the level of supernatural occurrences in each show to contend with. While Sabrina embraces darker supernatural elements (she’s a witch, after all), Riverdale is typically just dark, save for hallucinations of zombie Jason Blossom and floating twin babies. All that aside, the cast of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina seems open to connecting the shows, which they elaborated on during a recent interview during New York Comic-Con.

After acknowledging that it’s not a decision that she would ever be able to make – it’s up to Aguirre-Sacasa and the networks – Lucy Davis, who plays Hilda Spellman, said she hopes that a crossover would be done “not just for the sake of it.”

“You would want it to be real, authentic in some way, and not campy.”

“It should happen way in the future, if it does happen,” she said. “I think it’s good to settle who we are. Riverdale knows who they are, and they’re amazing. And it’s good to be in your own worlds and your own universe. Maybe if it does, you would want it to be real, authentic in some way, and not campy. We’d both have to be established before that.”

Shipka agreed, and even offered up her opinion on how the crossover episode could happen. “I personally think that the only way a crossover could really work is if it was a very isolated character that came into our world,” she said. “If it was a very . . . if somehow, someone got off the beaten path and they wandered into our world. A funeral, perhaps? Or something like that. But I think the second that you start involving more and more people, it kind of could get crazier. I mean, who am I? I’m not a writer or anything like that. But I do think that it just selfishly would be really fun to do.”

In the horror comic, Sabrina lives across from Riverdale in a town called Greendale, which is on the other side of Sweetwater River. Just like in the decidedly lighter, mid-’90s TGIF comedy Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, the young half-witch, half-mortal is developing her powers with the help of her aunts Hilda and Zelda, and a talking cat named Salem. Which characters from Riverdale would be a good fit across town? We’d put our money on someone like Cheryl Blossom.

If all else fails, however, Shipka also has another plan in mind. “We should send all of our show’s monsters to Riverdale,” she laughed. “Let them meet a few people.”

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1 Jump Scare in The Haunting of Hill House Is So Terrifying, Even the Cast Is Scarred

By | October 12, 2018

If you’re a horror movie fan, then chances are you’ve had a heated discussion about jump scares at some point. Whether you love them or hate them, they’ve become a staple of the genre. You know the drill: the swell of creepy music, the building tension, and then an explosive burst of sound and movement that makes your heart skip a beat and jolts people upright in their seats. For some, this can be seen as a manipulative tactic – if you have to rely on freaking out an audience with a loud noise, can that be considered a genuine scare? Or is it merely a cheap ploy used in lieu of taking the time to figure out how to actually leave someone with lasting terror?

Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of jump scares. I’m much more likely to find myself laying awake at night thinking about a creepy figure who silently appeared in the background of a scene (à la The Strangers) than the sudden, ear-piercing shriek of, say, a demonic nun. But when used sparingly, I believe a jump scare can be the perfect way to leave an audience gasping after a chilling, slow build. That’s exactly why one scene in Mike Flanagan’s new Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House, made me scream at the top of my lungs (no shame) and caused my boyfriend to leap off the couch in alarm – a literal jump scare.

Warning: We’re officially entering spoiler territory for The Haunting of Hill House! Proceed at your own risk.

The scene in question goes down towards the end of episode eight, “Witness Marks.” The remaining Crain sisters Theo (Kate Siegel) and Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser) are driving up to Hill House in hopes of rescuing their missing brother, Luke (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), from the demons that reside there. Their drive isn’t a pleasant one, though – two episodes prior, Shirley stumbles upon what looks like Theo putting the moves on her husband, Kevin, and the matter still isn’t resolved. They fight a bit. It’s tense. Things aren’t going well. That is, until a terrifying ice breaker reveals herself: the ghost of their dead sister, Nell.

Nell (played by Victoria Pedretti as an adult and Violet McGraw as a child) spends much of the first half of the series plagued by visions of a truly horrifying ghost she dubs the “Bent Neck Lady.” In adulthood, her experiences with the Bent Neck Lady seem more like night terrors – she wakes up covered in sweat, feeling completely paralyzed. But we eventually discover that the spirit is very real when Nell is lured back to Hill House and tragically killed by the ghost of her dead mother, Olivia. Nell is hanged, and it’s revealed she’s been the Bent Neck Lady all along.

(I’m still not over that twist and probably never will be. But anyway!)

Nell, in all her Bent Neck Lady glory (think: white eyes, mottled skin, a dirty dress, yellow teeth in desperate need of some Crest), shoots forward between the seats of her bickering sisters out of nowhere, screaming. Shirley immediately swerves to the side of the road and Theo flees from the car, shaken to her core. As it turns out, the interaction is exactly what the sisters needed to open up to each other and finally mend the burned bridge between them.

The emotional impact of Nell’s nightmarish intrusion is a great example of how skillful Flanagan’s series is at weaving together genuine horror with family drama, and his handle on scaring an audience in general. Though the jump scare still employs all the familiar tactics – a sudden burst of movement and crashing sound – Nell’s appearance serves a purpose; she pops up to stop Theo and Shirley from fighting and bring them together so they can present a united front against the house.

The Haunting of Hill House moves slowly at times, but sticking with the show is worth it. Flanagan seldom resorts to cheap scares to jolt viewers, which is why Nell’s sudden appearance comes as such a shock. In fact, the moment is so freaky that it scarred a few members of the cast.

“I watched [that episode] the other day and I was so, so scared. I screamed and I was still scared, so I screamed again,” Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who plays Luke, told me with a laugh during a recent interview ahead of the show’s premiere. “[Nell] broke me!”

And how does it feel to be one of the people filming something like that? Elizabeth Reaser, who plays eldest sister Shirley, admitted that although she still has yet to watch the show for herself, she can confirm being in the middle of a scene like that is just as frightening as it looks. “Yeah, it was really scary when we did that scene,” she said. “Because if someone came up right now behind me, I would jump, you know?”

If you want to experience the scene for yourself, The Haunting of Hill House is now streaming on Netflix.

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Exclusive: Melissa McCarthy Shows Off Her Dramatic Talents in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Clip

By | October 11, 2018

Melissa McCarthy has been drumming up Oscar buzz for her performance in the upcoming drama Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and it’s not hard to see why. In this exclusive clip, the actress – who’s known for her exceptional comedic talents – shows off her dramatic chops as Lee Israel, a real-life magazine writer whose life began spiraling downward after she started forging and selling letters that she claimed had been written by late, great writers. In the footage above, she has a tense conversation with Jack Hock (played by Richard E. Grant) at a bar, which has us more excited for the twisted biopic to come out than ever. Give the scene a watch before Can You Ever Forgive Me? hits theaters on Oct. 19.

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Exclusive: Watch Ellie Kemper Read a Hilarious Story About The Office From Her New Memoir

By | October 11, 2018

Ellie Kemper’s memoir, My Squirrel Days, is here, which means we’re being treated to plenty of incredible – and typically hilarious – anecdotes from her life. Before starring on Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kemper got her start playing Erin on The Office, which allowed her to attend her very first award show: the 2010 Emmys. In our exclusive clip of Kemper reading a chapter aloud for her audiobook, she recounts having an unintentionally awkward run-in with Ricky Gervais on the red carpet. Watch it above, and then pick up a copy of My Squirrel Days for yourself!

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Pet Sematary: The First Trailer Will Leave You Gasping For Breath

By | October 10, 2018

After a batch of unnerving photos from the new Pet Sematary remake were released earlier this week, we finally have a trailer to obsess over. Directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer introduce us to the Creed family, who moves into a new home that just so happens to be next to a small woodland cemetery for pets. What they don’t realize – at least not at first – is that the land allows the creatures buried there to come back from the dead. When tragedy strikes, the family pushes the powers of the cemetery to the extreme.

Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star as Louis and Rachel Creed, who are parents to young Ellie (Jeté Laurence) and Gage (twins Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie). John Lithgow is also on board as their kinda creepy next door neighbor, Jud Crandall, who informs them of the cemetery’s powers. Watch the first trailer for the Stephen King adaptation above before it hits theaters on April 5, 2019.

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Here Are All the Winners of the 2018 American Music Awards, So Far

By | October 9, 2018

The American Music Awards kicked off on Tuesday night with a high-energy performance from Taylor Swift, and it just got more exciting from there (case in point: Cardi B’s electric rendition of “I Like It”). The night’s big winners so far include Swift herself, Khalid, Post Malone, and more, so take a look at all the winners below as we update them throughout the evening!

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Khalid

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Post Malone

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
“Havana” by Camila Cabello

FAVORITE ADULT CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE POP/ROCK DUO/GROUP
Migos

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Reputation, Taylor Swift

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
17, XXXTentacion

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The Oath: Things Get Awkward For Tiffany Haddish and Ike Barinholtz in This Exclusive Clip

By | October 8, 2018

In case you hadn’t heard, the respective comedic geniuses of Tiffany Haddish and Ike Barinholtz are combining forces for the upcoming political dramedy The Oath, and we have an exclusive clip from the film for you to feast your eyes on. The pair plays Chris and Kai, a husband and wife duo attempting to survive “life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism” at Chris’s family’s home. In the clip, Chris spars with his Republican relatives over a troubling anecdote that may or may not be racist, which he isn’t afraid to point out to his sister Abbie (Search Party‘s Meredith Hagner). Watch the clip from The Oath above, and expect it to hit theaters on Oct. 12!

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Taylor Swift Finally Breaks Political Silence With Passionate Instagram Caption About Voting

By | October 7, 2018

Taylor Swift has finally broken her political silence, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

The “Delicate” singer’s decision to keep her political opinions to herself over the last few years has earned her plenty of criticism, especially since she hinged much of her 1989 album and tour around the tenets of feminism and girl power but declined to speak out in support of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Many took her silence as support of Republican candidate and noted racist and misogynist Donald Trump. That notion only continued when white nationalist groups voiced their love of Taylor, anointing her an “Aryan goddess” and (falsely) claiming she held similar values. Rather than publicly denouncing them, her camp chose to sue.

But with the midterm elections coming up in Tennessee, where she’s registered to vote, the 28-year-old decided to share a rare post to social media about who she plans on voting for and her political opinions in general. “I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee,” she says in the caption of a photo of herself on Instagram, also acknowledging her part in the #MeToo movement. “In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”

Taylor writes passionately of her love and support for the LGBTQ community, as well as human rights and race in America. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country,” she continues. “I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.”

She finishes her note saying that she’ll be casting a vote for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives, rather than Marsha Blackburn (“Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me”). Take the time to read Taylor’s powerful caption in full, ahead:

“I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.

I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.

So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting!”

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Exclusive: Amy Forsyth Screams Her Lungs Out in This Terrifying Hell Fest Clip

By | September 19, 2018

If you’re planning on spending Halloween settling into the couch for a Netflix marathon but your friends are all like, “Pleeease come out with us – it will be fun! I swear!” . . . tell them no. Why? Because if you agree to go out, there’s a chance a masked killer might be running through the streets undetected, given the spooky holiday. At least, that’s essentially what happens in the upcoming horror movie Hell Fest.

Amy Forsyth stars as one member of a group of friends who get more than they bargained for when they roll up to an amusement park’s annual night of scares and bump into a serial killer. If that sounds like something you want to have nightmares about want to watch, then check out our exclusive clip from the film above before it hits theaters on Sept. 28!

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Bachelor in Paradise: Jenna Denies Cheating on Jordan, Vows to Win Him Back on Instagram

By | September 17, 2018

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Welp, it’s official: Bachelor in Paradise‘s Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper are no longer, and the situation keeps getting messier by the day.

The 26-year-old Florida model, who previously competed on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, confirmed his breakup with Jenna in a somber Instagram caption (accompanied by a black and white headshot, natch) the day after the reality show’s dramatic finale, in which cheating allegations surfaced. “To think, to feel, to fall. These emotions interact with experiences and people, when you find a person you think about them, you feel when they feel and sometimes you fall,” he wrote. “Being careless with someone that you give your heart to and reach milestones with isn’t sensible no matter what the terms may be . . . I’ll be taking time to pursue my inner peace and she will always have me to talk to.”

Although Jordan was full of wild antics during Becca’s season, he was far more toned down on Bachelor in Paradise. In fact, Jordan and Jenna surprised everyone in Bachelor Nation by coming across as what appeared to be the season’s strongest couple. Jordan seemed to be instantly smitten with Jenna, and later took their relationship to the next level in a fantasy suite. By the end of the season, Jordan proposed, and the couple began planning a wedding (with Chris Harrison as the officiant, no less).

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Shortly before the finale aired on Sept. 11, however, franchise spoiler blogger Reality Steve shared screenshots of text messages reportedly sent from Jenna to an unidentified man. Some of them were graphic in nature, while others claimed that she only started a relationship with Jordan to bring publicity to her business and that she doesn’t even like him, “let alone love him.” Jenna denied the cheating allegations, but Jordan admitted he didn’t believe her. He explained to People that the news “felt like a body drop,” and that the state of their engagement was in limbo. “I got taken down. I’m weak in the knees and I feel like I have rocks in my stomach.”

Like a few other couples this season, Jenna and Jordan have since split for good, although Jenna is determined to get him back. The social media manager posted a grainy screenshot of her and Jordan riding horses on the beach, accompanied by a long caption that made it clear she wants to fight for her man. “Please stand by as I prepare to provide the true facts that will demonstrate the fraud perpetrated by terrible individuals,” she wrote under the Sept. 14 photo. “Please be patient as this takes time . . .to Jordan, I am sorry that horrible people have used fabricated, hateful efforts to come between us. I promise you that the truth will be set free in the coming weeks, and it will unquestionably be to your satisfaction. To the persons that did this to Jordan, myself, our relationship, the show, our families, and our fans, justice is coming to you.”

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To Jordan, our families, friends, and supporters: please stand by as I prepare to provide the true facts that will demonstrate the fraud perpetrated by terrible individuals. Please be patient as this takes time. In the interim, I appreciate all the continued love and support I have received. I am presently back home with my family trying to heal from this heartbreak. And to Jordan, I am sorry that horrible people have used fabricated, hateful efforts to come between us. I promise you that the truth will be set free in the coming weeks, and it will unquestionably be to your satisfaction. To the persons that did this to Jordan, myself, our relationship, the show, our families, and our fans, Justice is coming to you. To anyone who has had people callously, maliciously and falsely attempt to destroy all that you Love, this is for you too. I look forward to returning to a place of happiness, joy, moving forward with Jordan, and life..knowing that everyone knows the truth.

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The First Photo of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker Is Finally Here

By | September 16, 2018

Say hello to Arthur, everybody.

A few months after Joaquin Phoenix’s casting in the upcoming gritty origin story about Batman’s archenemy, the Joker, became official, Joker director Todd Phillips has finally shared a glimpse of the Oscar-nominated actor in character. The caption simply reads “Arthur,” which will apparently be this version of the villain’s name before he adopted his infamous mononym.

According to the studio, Joker‘s story will pick up with the character in Gotham City in the early 1980s prior to his life as a criminal mastermind, resulting in an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” The Hollywood Reporter also revealed in August 2017 that the project’s budget is around $55 million, which is noticeably lower than other tent poles in the genre, and fans can expect the stand-alone to be tonally similar to a crime drama. It will also have no bearing on Jared Leto‘s Joker movie or his iteration of the villain.

Phoenix will appear in the film alongside Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, and Marc Maron, as well as Robert De Niro, who is reportedly in talks to join the cast as a talk-show host who has a hand in driving Arthur toward a life of crime.

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