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One Dancing With The Stars Cast Member Lost 37 Pounds On The Show

Sasha Pieterse said straight out of the gate that she was hoping to get into shape before her upcoming nuptials, and Dancing with the Stars certainly seems to be kickstarting that goal.

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Paris Jackson Shows Off Chest Tattoos In New Topless Pic

It appears Paris Jackson is not a fan of clothes unless they’re Calvin Klein undies.

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MyNetworkTV Renewed By Fox TV Stations Through 2019-20 Season

Fox Television Stations has extended the MyNetworkTV programming service for two additional years, through the 2019-20 season.

MyNetworkTV, whose lineup consists of 10 hours a week (Monday-Friday) of drama series and newsmagazine reruns, airs on the Fox stations in each of the top 3 markets, including New York (WWOR My9), Los Angeles (KCOP My13), and Chicago (WPWR My50). Additional markets include Dallas (KDFI My27), D.C. (WDCA My20), Houston (KTXH My20), Phoenix (KUTP My45), Minneapolis (WFTC My29), Orlando (WRBW My65), and Charlotte (WMYT MyTV12).

For the current 2017-18 season, MyNetworkTV, which started off with original soaps before switching to lower-cost off-network programming, is cleared across 181 markets representing over 97% of the country.

Here is the 2017-18 schedule, which launched on September 25:

Monday
8:00- 9:00 p.m. — “Law & Order: SVU”
9:00- 10:00 p.m. — “Law & Order: SVU”

Tuesday
8:00- 9:00 p.m. — “The X-Files”
9:00- 10:00 p.m. — “The X-Files”

Wednesday
8:00- 9:00 p.m. — “Dateline”
9:00- 10:00 p.m. — “Dateline”

Thursday
8:00- 9:00 p.m. — “Law & Order: CI”
9:00- 10:00 p.m. — “Law & Order: CI”

Friday
8:00- 9:00 p.m. — “American Ninja Warrior”
9:00- 10:00 p.m. — “American Ninja Warrior”

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‘Five Points’: Indigenous Media & Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Set Original Series For Facebook Watch

Indigenous Media and Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street are teaming to produce Five Points, a 10-episode original drama series created and written by Adam Giaudrone (Being Mary Jane, Black Lightning) for Facebook Watch.

Five Points follows about five students at a South Side Chicago high school who each experience a life-changing event from a different point of view. It will take all of their unique perspectives to understand the truth. The exec producers are Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, Jake Avnet and Washington, along with the Scandal star’s Simpson Street EVP Development and Production Pilar Savone. Thomas Carter will direct the series, which begins production this week. He and Giaudrone also serve as EPs.


Five Points’ unique format, designed to engage the community in social conversation, makes it a perfect fit for Facebook’s new Watch platform,” said Jake Avnet, COO of Indigenous Media. “Indigenous Media has a long history of leveraging traditional media expertise to experiment with new formats and platforms, which is why we are excited to be an early part of Watch.”

Said Indigenous co-founder Jon Avnet: “We are thrilled to have the incredibly talented Kerry Washington join our producing team. Her strong perspective coupled with Thomas Carter’s gifted direction will take Five Points to the next level.”

Added Washington: “We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Indigenous and Facebook in order to tell this important, thought provoking and compelling story.”

Indigenous Media is repped by CAA and attorneys Tara Kole and Leigh Leshner. Washington is with CAA, Washington Square Arts and attorney Gretchen Bruggeman Rush.  Carter is repped by CAA, Industry Entertainment and attorney Jamie Mandelbaum. Giaudrone is with Verve, Debbie Gruber and attorney Gregg Gellman.

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Watch Chris Hemsworth Cringe as Huge Thor: Ragnarok Spoiler Is Revealed

It’s spoiler time, so you better stop reading if you want to go into Thor: Ragnarok clean and fresh. The movie is just a few weeks away from release. But quite a few critics and journalists have already screened the sequel for interview purposes. Though, one intrepid reporter couldn’t help himself in blurting out a major Thor 3 spoiler on air. Which star Chris Hemsworth found incredibly irksome. You can see the cringe-worthy exchange in the video below.

Marvel actors are trained in not revealing spoilers of any kind, a class which Mark Ruffalo must have slept through, as evidenced by some of his behavior recently. But that won’t ever stop an interviewer from saying something he shouldn’t. That’s fine when it’s in print and Marvel can embargo the interview. But not when it’s live on air, as is the case with the latest Thor: Ragnarok interview.

A new Australian TV interview has Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo sitting down to chat about Thor 3. And for once, Ruffalo is not the one with loose lips. Sitting at a table with a number of reporters, the pair are affable and friendly, making jokes about Thor’s hammer and lose of hair in this sequel. Then the main reporter blows it by blurting out one of the movie’s best kept secrets.

The Australian TV show in question is called The Project. Hemsworth happily agreed to appear on the show since he’s a native of the country. And he appears to be having an alright time. But the guy nearly comes out of his skin when he gets asked about Hela, the villain played by Cate Blanchett.

Hela, as most fans know, is the Goddess of Death who destroys Thor’s hammer and attempts to take over Asgard. She also happens to be Thor’s…(SPOILER ALERT)…Sister. That is definitely not something Marvel wanted revealed in the weeks leading up to the movie’s release. But now the cat is definitely out of the bag as this interview goes viral.

All Hemsworth can say in return is, ‘That’s a no-no, dude!’ He cringes, clearly uncomfortable with the unexpected reveal. He’s had to sit on the information all throughout production. And now, on live TV, the secret is out weeks before the movie. Whoops. The bad part is that while we can give those who haven’t watched the movie a spoiler warning, those watching the interview for the first time had no idea the big reveal was coming. And there has been some fan outrage to say the least.

On the flip side of that, there are those fans who have come to the host’s defense, stating that anyone immersed in Norse mythology already know Hela is Thor’s sister, and there has been a family connection in the comic book for years. In the Marvel Comics, she is actually the daughter of Loki. Though, not the version of Loki being played by Tom Hiddleston in the movie. Odin gave Hela power over two important realms in Asgard. But as it stands, Odin is actually Loki in the MCU, if that makes any sense. So changes to Hela’s backstory were expected.

You can watch the full uncomfortable exchange in the video embed below thanks to Walrus Rider’s Youtube channel. There’s no going back now.

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‘The Haunting Of Hill House’: Netflix Sets Paxton Singleton & Julian Hilliard As Series Regular

EXCLUSIVE: Paxton Singleton and newcomer Julian Hilliard have come aboard as a series regular on Netflix’s upcoming Mike Flanagan-helmed adaptation, The Haunting Of Hill House, for Amblin TV and Paramount TV. Based on Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel, the 10-episode straight-to-series re-imagining draws from the original classic ghost story while expanding on the mythology of the Crane family.

Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Michael Huisman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, McKenna Grace, and Violet McGraw have previously been announced as part of the cast.

Flanagan is an executive producer alongside his producing partner Trevor Macy as well as Amblin’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

Singleton is repped by Coast To Coast, Artistic Endeavors and attorney Scott Whitehead, while Hilliard is with Linda McAlister Talent.

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The Fun Way The Kardashians Got Into The Christmas Spirit Early

Halloween is still on the way, but Kris Jenner and her famous family are already set for the Christmas season.

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Peter Thiel-Backed Legal Startup Offers $100,000 To Women With Weinstein Claims

Peter Thiel-backed startup Legalist is offering a $100,000 “bounty” to anyone who comes forward with legal claims against Harvey Weinstein.

The company is extending the financial assistance any woman with what it deems a “valid sexual harassment claim” against the disgraced mogul, who has faced waves of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse spanning three decades. The latest Thiel-Weinstein news comes on the heels of Charles Harder’s exit as Harvey Weinstein’s attorney. Harder had represented Thiel in the milestone Hulk Hogan legal victory over Gawker.

A bounty offer is a staple of the business plan of Legalist, which offered last month to pay legal filing fees for anyone looking to sue Equifax after the credit company’s massive data breach compromised consumers’ information. Looking to advertise its platform via a hot news story, Legalist issued a press release with its Equifax offer. The Weinstein case, which has dominated the headlines for the last two weeks, is another topical opportunity for promotion.

But Eva Shang, one of Legalist’s founders, says the company’s motive is genuine interest in the case, not opportunism. She said the company has made some offers in other previous cases that were higher than $100,000. As the Weinstein saga has unfolded, she said, it revealed real needs on the part of those pursuing complaints. “Especially as a female founder,” she told Deadline, “as I read these reports of eight cases of settlements being paid to women, for very modest amounts and without a single case being filed, it seemed like a situation where we could help women get the justice they deserve.”

The creation of the Legalist and other litigation finance companies, which fund their operations with shares of winning plaintiffs’ verdicts, has unnerved some journalists in the wake of the Gawker case. While the companies say they level the playing field for those without the financial resources to pursue legal claims, critics contend that Thiel and others with deep pockets have an agenda to sponsor a systematic push-back against legitimate media outlets.

Gossip website The Blast first reported the news of the Weinstein offer.

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