General Hospital Spoilers: Nelle Discovers Explosive Info, Stays Quiet While Plotting How to Best Use The Info – Soap Opera Spy

General Hospital Spoilers: Nelle Discovers Explosive Info, Stays Quiet While Plotting How to Best Use The Info ABC General Hospital spoilers and updates tease that Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) will soon begin her daughter’s search with guns blazing. As GH viewers know, Nina recently told Jasper “Jax” Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) that she felt a strong pull toward getting answers about her long-lost daughter. Jax was hoping that Nina would let him go to work to find her daughter, but then Nina announced very independently that she was going to do this on her own.

We’ll see where Nina starts, but it looks like she’s going to be determined to do this with her own resources, rather than letting Jax or anyone else handles the matter. Regardless, Nina will probably need some help in the matter, and she clearly doesn’t want to rely on Jax, and Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) is all tied up in the Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) situation, so he probably won’t help, either.

Might Nina turn to her new assistant, Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), for help in her search? Right now, Nina is deciding whether or not she wants to be Nelle’s character witness in the custody matter, and if she does, then Nelle may want to repay Nina for her good deed. That could lead Nina to give Nelle some extra assignments related to her daughter’s search, and if that happens, then Nelle could become privy to some interesting information.

General Hospital Updates – Nina Reeves Searching

Of course, if Nelle hears that Nina is looking for a long-lost daughter, it probably won’t immediately trigger Nelle to think that she could be that daughter. Nelle doesn’t seem to know that she was adopted by her father, so just knowing that Nina is on a quest to find her daughter shouldn’t tip Nelle off about anything.

But when and if the time comes that Nina divulges that her daughter could have the other half of a pendant, that’s going to really shock Nelle. But it doesn’t seem like Nelle would immediately tell Nina that she has the other half of that necklace, does it? After all, that doesn’t sound like Nelle’s style. Rather, Nelle might decide to do a little independent sleuthing of her own without telling Nina about her suspicions.

GH Spoilers – Nelle Benson Invisitigate On Her Own

What if Nelle decides to run her own concurrent investigation, to determine if (a) she’s really Nina’s daughter, and (b) there’s anything she can gain out of the situation? Of course, depending on the outcome of the custody case, Nelle could still be fighting for custody of Wiley Quartermaine Corinthos (Erik and Theo Olson) at that point, and she might want to play her cards just right.

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In fact, Nelle could want to make sure that Nina finds out about their mother/daughter connection in just the right way, for maximum impact. Nelle will want Nina to see her as a sympathetic character because she’ll want to be accepted by her new mother. At any rate, Nelle will probably have some ulterior motives here, since Nina could wind up being important in Nelle either getting or maintaining some contact with Wiley.

Do you think Nelle will find out that Nina’s mom before Nina does?

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Former Somerset tradie thanks supporters after Voice battle win | The Advocate | Burnie, TAS

Former Somerset tradie thanks supporters after Voice battle win

Ex-Coaster Jesse Teinaki has thanked his many supporters after winning his battle round on The Voice to get through to the live finals of season nine.

“So blessed to have made it through the battles!!Huge thank you to @deltagoodrem so much appreciation for you and thank you to my main man @steveclisby for this experience!!,” Mr Teinaki posted on Facebook.

“So glad you’re still here brother. You’re right Delta – this feels right!! There’s something about this season, the universe be doing things.”

Superstar coach Delta Goodrem said she wanted this person to know “they are without doubt in the right place at the right time right now” when she chose Jesse to win the battle.

Jesse Teinaki won his battle round against Steve Clisby on The Voice.

The talented former Somerset electrician had a hard task going up against fellow returning All Star and one of the judges favourites 74-year-old Steve Clisby.

It got even tougher when Ms Goodrem changed the original song choice for their pressure-packed battle performance.

Goodrem made the last-minute call to drop the Halsey song, Without Me because Clisby was struggling with the words.

It placed additional pressure on both the contenders, but for Jesse it was a tough break.

Mr Teinaki showed again how gracious he is by being supportive which Goodrem acknowledged on air.

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Making it to the live finals means he has bettered his time on the show last season when he lost in the battles to Natasha Stuart, who sadly died this year from cancer.

After winning on Sunday night Mr Teinaki said back stage that he was “super thrilled” to be here.

Clisby said Goodrem made the right decision by choosing Jesse to win.

“If anybody deserves to be here he does,” Clisby said.

He also remains on the show after his coach saved him to go through to the next round.

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How Jimmy Kimmel Went From Frat Boy to Late Night’s Liberal Dad

“My vision of hell is a bunch of monitors with my old shows running on them,” Kimmel told Vulture.

Now Kimmel has gotten a sense of what hell might feel like after blackface impersonations he did of celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Karl Malone on The Man Show resurfaced in June. “I have long been reluctant to address this,” Kimmel began his apology in a statement obtained by CNN on Tuesday. But rather than focus on the racism of his sketches, referring to makeup artists tasked with making him “look as much like Karl Malone as possible,” Kimmel seems to focus on how these past sketches have been weaponized to specifically hurt his recently built brand of a progressive-leaning television host. “Looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing, and it is frustrating that these thoughtless moments have become a weapon used by some to diminish my criticisms of social and other injustices,” he said.

“I love this country too much to allow that,” he continued. “I won’t be bullied into silence by those who feign outrage to advance their oppressive and genuinely racist agendas.”

For Kimmel, his blackface impersonations and the frat boy degradation that made The Man Show a hit are just an embarrassing aspect of his past, a blip of immaturity in a career that has since been reformed by his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! and gigs like hosting the Oscars. In recent years, Kimmel has been outspoken about healthcare reform in America and has called out President Trump on his late-night show. But The Man Show—both its racism and sexism—laid the foundation for his current, high profile success. It’s also the reason why viewers, comforted by the reassuring political centrism of late-night television, continue to consider Kimmel an authority.

Kimmel officially broke into television in the late 1990s as the host for Win Ben Stein’s Money, the only game-show on Comedy Central in 1999, after previously working in radio as a sports reporter for Los Angeles’s KROQ. On the show, contestants played against the droll conservative speechwriter turned actor, Ben Stein, answering general trivia questions to win a portion of Stein’s paycheck. And while Kimmel wasn’t the star of the show—Stein was center stage, antagonizing contestants and answering questions—he honed his early comic voice as a TV host. “Did some kind of homo bomb explode backstage?” he asked one episode, remarking on how multiple contestants in one episode were gay.

Win Ben Stein’s Money was a success for Comedy Central, winning six Daytime Emmy awards, and the network continued to bank on Kimmel as a starring host. In 1999, the network debuted the Kimmel-created Man Show, billed as a guy’s program for guys, like a talk show with Hooters-like branding. Beer flowed freely, and women, known as “The Juggy Dance Squad,” ran through the audience, pausing for careful close-ups of their breasts. In their rolling on the street segment, the show sent out its “Man Show Boy,” an actual child, to ask grown women on the street if they’d have sex with him. Meanwhile, Carolla and Kimmel described the show as a truth-speaking “dam to hold back the feminization that is flooding this country” and a “dam to stop the river of estrogen that is drowning us in political correctness.”

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Fighting the good fight against political correctness, the show continually criticized Oprah for “brainwashing” women, calling her a “money-grubbing pig.” And Kimmel complained about his now ex-wife Gina frequently. “Is it so much to ask for you to churn a little butter every once in a while?” he says one episode. “Just a few areas I’d like you to look at, jiggle butt, nothing major, we’ll get them taken care of.” Later, Kimmel goes through his wife’s bathroom cabinets to find out what takes her so long to get ready and points to a loofah. “This is supposed to get cellulite off your ass and thighs,” he notes.

The show was a hit and found an immediate audience, especially among men who welcomed a male viewpoint they perceived as being silenced by network television. At the time of its release, The Man Show entered an entertainment industry crowded with popular movies and TV shows that celebrated unbridled masculinity, from dramas like Office Space and Fight Club to comedic fares like American Pie and the MTV prank show Jackass. The Man Show had the shock jock spirit of a radio show like Howard Stern and the goofy immaturity of Adam Sandler movies like Billy Madison, so it’s no surprise that the show found an eager audience ready to lap up its frat boy schtick. “In today’s politically correct society, it’s refreshing to see someone who’s not afraid to be himself and champion the cause of enjoying what men like to do—with tongue firmly in cheek,” wrote Bob Barnes for the website BeerDude.com in an interview with Kimmel.

Kimmel, who also served as head writer for 77 episodes, embraced his Man Show personae in interviews. “I think as a group men are smarter than women, of course, and I will defend that to my death,” Kimmel said in an interview with NYTV in the show’s early days. “There’s a reason why men are in charge of the world and they have been since humans were here, and it’s because we’re just a little more clever than the female of our species.” The excessive, dopey masculinity of the show, the harping on “bitching and moaning women,” led critics to question if Kimmel and Carolla were playing off these stereotypes as satire, or earnestly embodying them. “The Man Show stops being funny once you realize that’s the whole joke,” Variety wrote in 1999.

But it didn’t matter whether or not the two were engaging a self-consciously snickering critique of misogyny, because the show plainly reaped the benefits of its messaging. The Man Show was immediately popular, reportedly drawing more than 2 million households per episode in late 1999 and became Comedy Central’s second most popular show after South Park. Kimmel and Carolla eventually exited The Man Show, making way for comedians Doug Stanhope and Joe Rogan, but the show ended in 2004 shortly after the new hosts took the stage.

In 2003, Kimmel landed at ABC for a new comedy show originally intended as a substitute for the recently canceled Politically Incorrect hosted by Bill Maher (who lost the job after he commented that the hijackers who orchestrated the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers were not cowards). As he took his spot at ABC, immediately Kimmel was explaining to press that he wasn’t the crass, sexist jerk who occupied the leather recliner at The Man Show. “The idea that I am this guy who runs around snapping people in the ass with a towel, that’s not really me,” Kimmel said in a 2002 Observer piece. “I like to think there is a little more to me than that. I know there is.”

But even as Kimmel distanced himself from The Man Show, his success at ABC depended on viewers identifying with the personae he cultivated for five seasons. What the network really wanted was the 18 to 34 male demographic, which had largely been captured by David Letterman and Jay Leno. And the show tried to infuse stuffy ABC with a little of Comedy Central’s raunch; the show, just as The Man Show did, had a bar for the audience, but after an audience member vomited too close to a Disney executive the bar was nixed from the show in its first few weeks.

The desperation to appeal to young male viewers can be seen in its early guests: Snoop Dogg, who repeatedly flipped the middle finger and had to be censored with ABC stickers on screen, The Rock, and musicians like Coldplay and 50 Cent. A recurring segment in which comedian Andy Milonakis interviewed and pranked people on the street recalled the “Man Show Boy” bit and celebrity-filled video sketches like “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck” defined his voice in late night.

In the beginning, Kimmel joked about how Jimmy Kimmel Live! wouldn’t work out (“I will be fired from this job, it’s just a matter of how long it’s going to take,” he told Diane Sawyer in 2003), it wasn’t a failure, though certainly not a break-out success initially. By 2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live! was averaging 1.8 million viewers, whereas the Tonight Show with Jay Leno was averaging 5.8 million. Critics admired the way in which Kimmel didn’t talk down to his audience and the lack of formality in interviews. The green room for the show was covered as if it were a nightclub, as models and celebrities who weren’t even going to appear on the show tried to get in on weekend nights.

But over the years, Jimmy Kimmel Live! was largely apolitical. While jokes about politics factored into his monologues and persona, they were never the star of the show. It wasn’t until Trump was elected in 2016 that Kimmel’s programming became explicitly more political. The moment that seemed to solidify Kimmel’s image as an activist and not just a jokey commentator was a year later when the late-night host devoted a monologue to a personal story about his son Billy who was born with a heart condition. He used the extremely emotional speech as a springboard for future monologues repeatedly urging viewers to hold lawmakers accountable for healthcare reform and keeping the Affordable Care Act intact, including sparring with elected officials like Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy.

That President Barack Obama was singling out Kimmel for being well-spoken on issues like the ACA underscored the differences between Kimmel and his late-night counterparts. Competitors like James Corden and Jimmy Fallon, whose shows are full of zany game show bits and family-friendly comedy meant to go viral, were flailing after the election of Trump. After Fallon’s 2016 interview during which he playfully rumpled Trump’s hair, critics and viewers accused him of being too bipartisan. Late-night hosts were suddenly being judged by where they fell on the political spectrum, and amid playful centrists like Seth Meyers and overtly political comedians like John Oliver, Kimmel had decided to not stay on the jokes-only side of the debate.

“How do you walk on stage and ignore it? You can’t,” Kimmel told The Hollywood Reporter in 2019. “It’s hard for me to talk about serious subjects, it takes a lot out of me. I want to be funny and it’s not fun doing anything like that.”

Kimmel is not a political radical, but in late night’s centrism, his voice has emerged as something critics and viewers celebrate. The late-night host believes his past at The Man Show, the gross sketches, the blackface, the sexism, was simply poorly executed satire long behind him; he’s now a reformed political commentator. But Jimmy Kimmel Live! exists because of The Man Show, and Kimmel can only be the down-to-earth late-night dad because he was once a beer-guzzling, sexist, a so-called “average dude,” that complained about his wife and enjoyed gazing at hot chicks. Kimmel seems to know this, as when he told Vulture that “to hear someone like me talk about equal rights for homosexual people hits harder than when people hear [Ellen DeGeneres] talk about it… to hear the guy from The Man Show.” To Kimmel, his straightness, and his history of speaking as a gleeful misogynist, actually makes him more of an authority on something like gay rights because he’s speaking from a place of straight “objectivity” instead of the real, lived experience of a gay person.

The template for America’s late-night host is that of a “regular” white guy in a nice suit, his authority as a commentator, no matter what his background, baked into the program itself. Men trusted and laughed with Kimmel on The Man Show, and they do so today during his late-night slot. Jimmy Kimmel is not successful in spite of his past work but because of it, and all the rowdy audience members who cleaned up and followed him to ABC for a different kind of man show, but a man show nonetheless.

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The Road to Coronation Street viewers stunned by EastEnders’ Jessie Wallace’s ‘perfect’ performance | Entertainment Daily

The Road to Coronation Street was shown for the first time on ITV last night. It originally aired on BBC Four 10 years ago.

The feature-length drama showed how the soap came to be, with creator Tony Warren, producer Harry Elton, and director Derek Bennett fighting to get it made.

We saw the casting process as some now iconic characters were cast. These including Ken Barlow actor William Roache. At the time William insisted it was only 13 episodes and he wouldn’t be tied down to it!

The Road to Coronation Street wowed fans (Credit: ITV/ BBC)

Viewers who had seen it the first time, plus those coming to it new, were left in awe. But in particular they picked out Jessie Wallace’s performance.

EastEnders legend Jessie played Pat Phoenix, aka Elsie Tanner, in the drama documenting the beginnings of the world’s longest-running soap opera.

What did viewers say about The Road to Coronation Street?

Jessie, known for her hardcore East End accent and leopard print looks as Kat Slater in the Walford-set soap, wowed with her ability to put on a ‘perfect’ Manchester accent.

The casting in #TheRoadtocoronationstreet is brilliant but Jessie Wallace as Pat Phoenix is exceptional. pic.twitter.com/yc9SvMtKu3

— Mark 🇬🇧🙋‍♂️ (@Flashlad70) June 28, 2020

It’s years since I watched Corrie, but #TheRoadtocoronationstreet was a real treat. Jessie Wallace (nice) was perfect as Pat Phoenix.

— Claire 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺🛸 (@claireahall) June 28, 2020

Jessie Wallace is fantastic as Pat Phoenix. Perfect casting #TheRoadToCoronationStreet

— thot police (@thot___police) June 28, 2020

Jessie Wallace as Pat Phoenix is EVERYTHING #TheRoadToCoronationStreet

This is my favourite scene. Jessie Wallace is spectacular in this. #TheRoadToCoronationStreet

— Corey Terrett (@terrettcorey) June 28, 2020

@JessieWallaceUK you are OUTSTANDING as Pat Phoenix. From a born & bred Manc please take this as a compliment! We are bloody picky about these things! ♥️ #TheRoadtocoronationstreet

— Chans tweets (@chantellmaria) June 28, 2020

Other cast who won praise for their performances included David Dawson as Tony Warren, for example, and Lynda Baron as Violet Carson, aka, Ena Sharples.

Lynda Baron and Celia Imrie were also in the cast (Credit: ITV/BBC)

How long has Coronation Street been running?

Head of Continuing Drama at ITV John Whiston recently revealed to Entertainment Daily! and other media at a virtual press event, that this was because they had “banked a whole load of episodes” ahead of filming for the 60th.

There will be no huge stunt or explosion (Credit: ITV)

Show boss Ian MacLeod also revealed the 60th anniversary episodes will now be stripped back.

“What we have had to strip out for our 60th is the Hollywood spectacular elements. We didn’t have the time to build and install what we had originally planned to do.

“We have discovered what’s below all those layers of Hollywood spectacular is three or four layers of really good stories. There’s a strong community story, which is actually something that’s had a bit of a resurgence under lockdown.

“We’ve got a huge human interest story which emerges from something on screen now which has been engaging. We’ve got the classic salacious love triangle also in there.

“We have stripped away the crash, bang, wallop but what we’ve been left with is essential soap viewing.

“If we lockdown again, we will still have those episodes, it just won’t broadcast in our 60th week. It’ll broadcast slight later in the year or early in 2021. But I am fairly optimisitc that we can hit some classic Corrie episodes for the anniversary and Christmas.”

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BET Awards Dominated by Tributes to Black Lives Matter

The BET Awards kicked off Sunday night with an extended, star-studded rendition of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” one of a slew of tributes to the Black Lives Matter movement that dominated the annual awards show that honors black achievement in entertainment and sports.

“Fight the Power” helped to open the virtual ceremony, with a montage of Black Lives Matter protests and other scenes of racial protest.

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Host Amanda Seales of HBO’s Insecure paid tribute to Breonna Taylor during her opening monologue, calling for justice for the 26-year-old Kentucky resident who was killed during a police raid earlier this year. Seales noted  “Breonna Taylor’s killers have not been arrested.”

The comedian-actress also name-checked Trayvon Martin and Botham John.

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— BET (@BET) June 29, 2020

The show also featured a performance by Roddy Ricch, who wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt, while performing “High Fashion” and “The Box.” The performance saw rapper Roddy Ricch rapping from a battered police car. “In loving memory of all the lives lost to racism and police brutality” read the message at the end of the performance.

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D Smoke and SiR also performed a number that was replete with visual references to Black Lives Matter protests.

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The lineup of musical acts for the show also included Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Jahi, Nas, Questlove, Rapsody, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher and YG.

Alicia Keys performed her new song “Perfect Way to Die.” Keys ended her performance and took a knee, as the camera pulled overhead showing the names of black people killed written in chalk on the street below.

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The early awards of the evening went to singers Megan Thee Stallion for hip-hop artist of the year, Olympic gymnast Simon Biles for female athlete of the year, and LeBron James for sportsman of the year.

Rapper Lil Wayne performed a tribute to late NBA legend Koby Bryant.

Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl” won the BET HER Award.

Michelle Obama helped present Beyoncé with the BET humanitarian award, saying of the Grammy-winning singer “you inspire me, you inspire all of us.”

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry set to make up to $1M per speech

Oh, so that’s how they’re going to pay the bills!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to make up to $1 million per speech after hiring a top speaking agency.

Last week Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed with prestigious speaking agency Harry Walker Agency – whose other high-end clients include Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey – which specializes in commanding $1 million fees for their in-demand clients.

The highly sought after couple will hold conversations that will “relate to topics that are important in their lives—and in the world,” a source told Town & Country. “Topics will largely relate to the social issues the world is facing now including racial justice and gender equity, mental health, issues impacting women and girls and the environment—as well as the intersectional nature of these issues. … Many of the areas and topics covered in these conversations will be related to the foundation and mission of Archewell, their new organization housing their philanthropic endeavors.”

The formerly royal Duke and Duchess have been looking for work since they left the Royal Family firm and in addition to speaking engagement are said to be looking into documentary projects while volunteering at places like a gang rehab center.

Meanwhile, Markle may have signaled the nail in the coffin of her friendship with former bestie Jessica Mulroney when she didn’t wish Mulroney’s daughter Ivy, 7, a happy birthday — leaving Mulroney worried that her friendship with the Duchess is “now over for good,” according to the Daily Mail.

Markle had pressed pause on her friendship with Mulroney after Toronto-based black lifestyle influencer Sasha Exeter posted a message on Instagram calling for people with large platforms to use them to promote the Black Lives Matter movement. She later posted a video claiming Mulroney had taken the post as a personal attack on her and had threatened to harm Exeter’s career. Mulroney apologized but was quickly fired from her jobs at “Good Morning America”, “I Do, Redo” and had to step down from the charity she founded with her sisters-in-law.

Her husband, Ben Mulroney, host of the Canadian entertainment show “etalk,” also quit his job after his cohost Elaine Liu, wrote an excoriating blog about the couple, in which she ominously claimed that the Mulroneys were “keeping track” of those who didn’t support Jessica amid the scandal.

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Prince Charles knew Meghan Markle was not long for The Firm

Prince Charles was saddened but not shocked when his son Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle ditched the family and headed for America.

While the future king of England likes and admires his daughter-in-law, Nigel Cawthorne, author of the new tome, “Prince Andrew: Epstein and the Palace” told the London Sun, “I think [Prince Charles] likes strong women, but in The Firm there is only room for one Queen.”

“The Firm” is what people inside and out of the Palace call the business side of the British royal family.

“I think he foresaw considerable problems ahead for The Firm,” Cawthorne said. “Harry and Meghan amplified the popularity of the royal family in the way that Prince Andrew and Fergie did at the time. However, for the sake of The Firm he will feel this outcome is better that the monarchy is small in size rather than a constellation of stars in separate orbits.”

Charles, who genuinely likes Meghan and nicknamed her “Tungsten” after the strong metal, “genuinely made an attempt to support what Harry and Meghan were looking for,” Cawthorne said. “In truth, however, there wasn’t a lot he could do apart from offering moral support. He no doubt personally regrets the fact that he won’t see his son and family as much as he otherwise would have. … He likes tradition and order.”

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HBO Max Bans Five ‘South Park’ Episodes

All 23 seasons of “South Park” are now available for viewing on HBO Max, except for five episodes that were removed due to the depiction of a Muslim figure. 

“Super Best Friends” from the fifth season, “Cartoon Wars” parts I and II from the 10th season, and “200” and “201” from the 14th season will not be available on HBO Max due to the portrayal of a character based on the Prophet Muhammad.

This is not the first time these episodes were removed from a streaming platform. The content was previously pulled from broadcast and not available to stream while the series was on Hulu. South Park Studios was in agreement with the banning of the move; holding the episodes was discussed and agreed to before ViacomCBS licensed the series to HBO Max in 2019.

These episodes have garnered a great deal of outrage over the years from those in the Muslim community. In 2010, Zachary Chesser allegedly posted a series of threats online aimed at South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone after one episode of the program depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a bear. Chesser, who was 21 at the time, was convicted of terrorism in 2011 and sentenced to 25 years behind bars. 

People feared the incident could have escalated to that of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was shot dead by a 26-year-old Dutch-born Muslim for his portrayal of Muslim religion and culture.  

Over the years “South Park” has stirred up quite the controversy by poking fun at almost every religion, the disabled, the LGBTQ community, minorities, celebrities, and politicians. The series was banned in China last year after mocking Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The streaming service’s censorship of the cartoon comes at a time when conversations are taking place about what is politically correct for viewing.

In early June, HBO Max pulled the classic movie “Gone with the Wind” from its streaming services after the film was accused of having racist undertones. Only recently did the film return with a 4-1/2 minute disclaimer from Jacqueline Stewart, professor of cinema and film studies at the University of Chicago, explaining the racist themes and stereotypes in the film. 

Amid protests this past month, the longtime reality show “Cops” was canceled after it was accused of glorifying police. Concerns were even raised around the children’s show “Paw Patrol” for similar reasons.

“South Park” has been renewed for three more seasons by Comedy Central, and new episodes will be available to stream on HBO Max 24 hours after initially airing on Comedy Central. 

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Michelle Obama Honors Beyonce with Humanitarian Award at BET Awards – Variety

Michelle Obama honored Beyoncé with the Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday. In her intro, Obama noted that Beyoncé’s talent is matched by her philanthropy.

“Ever since she was a little girl in Houston, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been lighting up stages and gracing the world with her talent, with her generosity of spirit, and with her love for her community,” Obama said. “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Black pain, to her activism that demands justice for Black lives. And no matter how big the stages get, I know my girl isn’t satisfied unless she’s sharing all that shine she has with the next generation.”

The R&B icon was recognized for her tremendous charitable efforts, especially for her work with BeyGood, which aims to empower young women, and has sponsored several initiatives since 2019.

In addition, she has partnered with UNICEF to create “BeyGood 4 Burundi,” a clean water initiative in East Africa, and has launched the #IDIDMYPART initiative, along with her mother Tina Knowles, to encourage Houston residents to get tested for coronavirus.

Beyoncé spoke after tributes from Tyler Perry and her mother.

“I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers out there, all of my sisters out there inspiring me, marching and fighting for change,” she said. “Your voices are being heard, and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. Now we have one more thing we need to do to to walk in our true power, and that is to vote. I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system. We have to continue to do this together.”

Queen Bey was nominated for several BET Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Female R&B Artist/Pop Artist. She was also nominated alongside the youngest nominee of the night, her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, for the BET Her award for their “Brown Skin Girl,” which also features WizKid and Saint JHN.

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Monalisa Chinda Coker shares photos of herself and her hubby

Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda Coker has shared rare photos of herself and her husband on Instagram page.

“As long as I am locked down with you.. Let me be quarantined forever. My SoulTeenage Lover” she captioned one the photos

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Monalisa and her hubby got married in 2016 and she has kept him out of the public eye.

Monalisa is one Nollywood diva who has continued to wow many people with her impeccable delivery on screen. The actress, who started her acting career in 1996, has successfully built a brand name for herself.

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New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie to star Margot Robbie

Australian actress Margot Robbie poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. Image: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Margot Robbie is set to be part of a female-led “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.

The project will be written by Christina Hodson, who worked with Robbie on the female antihero film “Birds of Prey”, as per The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, June 26.

The film is in early development and is an original story which will introduce new characters.

It is separate from a reboot of the franchise to be written by “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott, who has been behind past “Pirates” films.

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Jerry Bruckheimer, who has been a producer in the “Pirates” franchise since the first film in 2003, will produce both the reboot with Elliott and Mazin, as well as the movie involving Robbie and Hodson.

The project comes after Robbie and Hodson launched in 2019 the Lucky Exports Pitch program, which gives female-identifying writers exposure and experience to pitch studio-ready action movies.

The swashbuckling franchise brought to life Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow in 2003 with “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”. It is among the highest-grossing film franchises worldwide, with the past five movies earning $4.5 billion. Niña V. Guno/JB

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off gets a cast reunion with Matthew Broderick – CNET

The cast of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

What would Ferris Bueller make of lockdown? We can speculate with the cast of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, who took time to reminisce over the John Hughes classic. Their Zoom cast reunion is the latest from Josh Gad’s nostalgic YouTube series Reunited Apart.

Matthew Broderick looked back at playing Bueller over 30 years ago, and chatted with cast-mates Alan Ruck (Cameron), Mia Sara (Sloane), Jennifer Grey (Jeanie), Cindy Pickett (Katie), Lyman Ward (Tom) and a few more special guests.

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Look out for Ben Stein, the man who began his career as a speech writer for US presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, before taking on his famous role as Bueller’s economics teacher.

The cast talk iconic lines and phrases, as well as Stein’s famous repetition of Bueller’s name. He also tells the story of how he ad-libbed his lines for the most boring lecture ever heard on film.

Jake Gyllenhaal joined in to speculate about how he could play Bueller’s son in the hypothetical sequel, and Kenny Ortega discussed his experience choreographing the iconic Chicago parade scene before he later went on to choreograph Dirty Dancing.

Reunited Apart has brought together the casts of The Lord of the Rings, the original Ghostbusters, Tom Hanks’ Splash and more. The series fundraises for various organizations that support those affected by COVID-19.

New movie calendar for 2020 and 2021 following coronavirus delays

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Hulu Removes ‘The Golden Girls’ Episode Featuring Blackface | Decider

Hulu has removed an episode of The Golden Girls containing a scene of characters in blackface after a request from the series’ distributor, DisneyABC Domestic Television, sources tell Deadline.

The episode, titled “Mixed Blessings” and which aired in 1988, is the 23rd episode in the third season of the sitcom. In the episode, Michael, played by Scott Jacoby, plans to marry an older Black woman, Lorraine, played by Rosalind Cash. Dorothy, Michael’s mother, disapproves of their age difference with Lorraine’s family also opposing the interracial union. The two families join forces to stop the wedding.

Lorraine’s family arrives as Rose, played by Betty White, and Blanche, played by Rue McClanahan, are applying mud face treatment. The two greet the family with their dark mud facial treatment retorting “This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black.” A GIF of the scene that was posted on Reddit is posted below.

This event caps a week of announcements regarding the removal of episodes containing characters in blackface. On Monday NBCUniversal removed four episodes of 30 Rock containing feature characters in blackface stemming from a request by show creator Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock. On Friday, The Office creator Greg Daniels had cut a blackface scene in a 2012 episode saying that he was “sorry for the pain that [he has] caused.” Also on Friday Netflix and Hulu pulled an episode from Community in which Ken Jeong’s character appears in blackface.

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General Hospital Spoilers and Rumors: Baby Hope Returns All Grown Up, JaSam Reunited With Almost Daughter – Soap Opera Spy

General Hospital Spoilers and Rumors: Baby Hope Returns All Grown Up, JaSam Reunited With Almost Daughter ABC General Hospital spoilers and rumors reveal Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) planned to adopt baby Hope after Sam’s daughter died. However, Sam and Jason lost Hope to her great grandmother when she decided to raise the baby herself. Could Hope come to visit her almost parents?

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General Hospital’s Bridget Daly (Lauren Petty) had her daughter at Kelly’s during a blizzard in December 2004. Bridget wanted nothing to do with her daughter after her birth and asked Sam to raise her child. Unfortunately, Bridget was a minor and her grandmother refused to let Sam and Jason keep the child. This doesn’t mean that Bridget didn’t tell her daughter about the family who wanted to adopt her.

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General Hospital’s Bridget has surely told her daughter about Sam and Jason. Both Sam and Jason have been in the news over the years. Could Hope be curious about the people who almost adopted her? Perhaps Jason had set up a trust fund for Hope to make sure she had a good start for her future. After all, Sam and Jason both knew that Bridget was unlikely to provide for her daughter.

Bridget was too immature to be a parent when Hope left Sam and Jason. Bridget’s grandmother wasn’t exactly young nor was she rich. Sam and Jason may have thought that a trust fund was the best way to help Hope. Now that Hope is grown up she might want to meet the people who gave her such a good start in life.

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Hope could be in trouble and turn to General Hospital’s Sam and Jason for help. After all, they were willing to save her from her irresponsible mother when she was a baby, would they be willing to help her today? Jason isn’t going to turn his back on anyone that he considered his child so Hope could turn to him at any time and he would help. Will Sam and Jason forge a relationship with the daughter they wanted years ago?

If her age is kept in line with Baby Lila’s, could Hope be a pregnant teen in need of help much like her other was so many years ago? Could Hope need Sam and Jason’s help to keep her child? Could someone be trying to hurt Hope and her baby?

Seeing Sam and Jason reunited with baby Hope would be a treat for Sam and Jason fans, after all, most of us wanted them to raise that baby years ago. Could Hope come to town for a reunion soon? Would fans accept a new teen in Port Charles?

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Timothée Chalamet and Eiza González pack on PDA in Mexico

Timothée Chalamet and Eiza González’s Mexican getaway is heating up.

The new couple was spotted kissing last weekend while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas.

In the photos taken on June 20, Chalamet, 24, is seen hugging González, 30, while the “Baby Driver” star takes a dip wearing a tiny, yellow bikini.

The pair first fueled romance rumors earlier this week when they were photographed again lounging poolside and showing each other affection.

According to TMZ, the “Call Me By Your Name” star at one point serenade his new gal pal with a guitar.

Chalamet and González have not yet confirmed their relationship status. Reps for the actors did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

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Chalamet is recently single. The film star split from Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, after just over a year of dating.

González previously dated Josh Duhamel right after his marriage of eight years with Fergie ended. However, González and Duhamel’s romance was over after seven months because of busy work schedules.

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Kelly Clarkson reveals depression struggles amid divorce

Kelly Clarkson is tearing down her walls piece by piece amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

The “Kelly Clarkson Show” host praised her guest Demi Lovato this week for being so open about mental health before speaking about her own struggles.

“I have similar issues,” Clarkson, 38, said. “I’ve suffered from depression, and I think a lot of people, especially in the creative world or just from childhood, you’ve been trained to, like, just keep going and you can handle it.”

The “American Idol” winner is in the midst of a divorce from Blackstock, 43, after nearly seven years of marriage. The exes share 6-year-old daughter River Rose and 4-year-old son Remington.

Lovato, 27, told Clarkson that she always admired Clarkson because she was “fearless and courageous and real as, you know.”

“I love that about you,” the “Skyscraper” singer added. “When I was younger I always thought to myself, ‘If I ever make it, I want to be like her, because she’s real and she’s genuine.’”

Clarkson accepted the compliment, but acknowledged, “I’m not all the time.”

“It takes work,” she said. “That’s a daily effort in trying to be positive. That’s not like a given, like, ‘Oh, you’re just over it and you went to some magical therapy session and it’s over. I think that’s a daily thing that you work at and a daily thing that I work at.”

The “Piece by Piece” singer added, “It’s not easy to always have a spotlight on you and arrows being aimed at you, especially when you are vulnerable and you give people more ammo for all the trolls out there.”

In May, Clarkson confessed in an interview with Glamour UK that she had been on an “emotional roller coaster.”

“There are always things that happen that come up that bum you out, but at the same time you’ve got to recognize at some point though, that it’s made you who you are,” she told the magazine a few weeks before she filed for divorce. “You are thankful and I’m a very strong individual. I’m very confident and I’ve been forced to find that in myself. I’ve been forced to at a very early age.”

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See Kylie Jenner’s Transformed Basement and Home Theatre for Kendall Collab Party

Kylie Jenner opted not to open some Los Angeles nightclub just for her and her friends to celebrate the launch of her Kylie Cosmetics collab with her sister Kendall Jenner. Instead, Kylie commissioned the Kardashian’s go-to party planner Mindy Weiss to transform her basement into the ultimate launch party venue. Kylie showed off the results of the home makeover on her Instagram Story last night, ahead of the launch event today. Jenner had a bar set up, her home theatre decked out with Kendall and Kylie merch, and plenty of photos of the two sisters plastered around.

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Kylie’s daughter Stormi Webster even modeled the giant popcorn container that was made for the party with Kendall and Kylie’s photos on it. There were also ample personalized desserts and Kendall and Kylie masks. Stormi tried on a Kendall one.

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Kylie spoke about her friendship with Kendall earlier this year for Harper’s Bazaar‘s March issue. “Everyone had their own partner,” Kylie said of the Kardashian-Jenner family period. “Kourtney had Kim. Khloé had Rob. Kendall and I were so close in age. We had a close bond, but we are definitely polar opposites. But it works out. We don’t ever cross. She does her thing and I do mine, then we come together and have a great time.”

Kendall seconded Kylie’s description: “She likes black; I like white. My room was white and silver and gold, and hers was black, really dark. Kylie had a zebra pattern, and I had leopard.We responded to each other, so we would have our own thing. But we have similarities too; we’re definitely sisters.”

Kendall called Kylie the outgoing one when they were kids. “Kylie loved attention,” she said. “She was obsessed with the Shakira song ‘Hips Don’t Lie,’ and she would go up and put on a belly dancer outfit and come back and perform for everyone. It was like, ‘Hey! Everybody watch Kylie…again!’”

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Ryan Thomas surprises fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh with £84k Range Rover – Manchester Evening News

As far as gifts are concerned, this one is pretty spectacular.

Ryan Thomas has surprised his fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh with a brand new Range Rover Fifty which is thought to be worth around £84,000.

The 28-year-old showed off her brand new wheels on Instagram after the former Coronation Street actor presented her with the flash gift.

Lucy, who previously appeared on The Only Way is Essex, showed her 1.7m followers around the car which was gleaming in the summer sun.

She wrote alongside a video of the sparkly new car: “When @ryanthomas84 surprises u with this. obsessed with the colour!!!!

“Never driven a big car in my life, but with a baby I really need more room for pram etc wish me luck.”

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The couple welcomed their first child together, Roman Ravello Thomas, in March this year – just before the UK went into lockdown.

The pair got engaged last summer during a picture perfect trip to the Italian cliffside village of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.

Ryan also has an 11-year-old daughter Scarlett with his ex Tina O’Brien, who plays Sarah Barlow in Corrie.

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New Title: Nicolas Cage Enters Animatronic Horror in ‘Willy’s Wonderland’

Originally announced under the title Wally’s Wonderland, several articles out of ongoing Cannes market peg the new horror project in which Nicolas Cage battles animatronic monsters in an amusement park as Willy’s Wonderland.

“Party of Five” star Emily Tosta plays the rebellious teenage lead in the movie from director Kevin Lewis (The Drop), which also stars Beth Grant (No Country For Old Men), Ric Reitz (The Resident) and Chris Warner (Machete).

Tosta’s character Liv joins Cage’s character The Janitor in their bid to survive a hellish night trapped inside an abandoned family entertainment center populated by possessed animatronics.

“For me, there was always one actor and one actor only who could make this movie work, and that actor is Nicolas Cage,” said Lewis when announced. “I’m thrilled to be working with him and can’t wait to see him go up against Wally and his gang of psychopathic misfits.”

“I see this movie as Pale Rider vs Killer Klowns from Outer Space.”

The screenplay, which was high on the Blood List, is written by G.O. Parsons.

Filming took place in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Chris Hemsworth reacts, reposts remake of “Extraction” by Ikorodu bois – YabaLeftOnline

Chris Hemsworth reacts, reposts remake of “Extraction” by Ikorodu bois

Earlier today, we made the report of how a popular Nigerian Instagram comedy group who are known for their almost-perfect recreation and mimicking of celebrity videos and some hollywood movie trailers, were recognized by the American Directors and film-makers, The Russo Brothers.

While their recreation of the trailer got the attention of the russo brothers who reacted to the clip by promising them a premiere invite to the sequel, the star actor of the movie, Chris Hemsworth also reacted to it.

huge shout out to these amazing young film makers @ikorodu_bois for recreating @extraction trailer shot for shot! I think your version might be better than the original !!

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Justin Bieber Sues 2 Social Media Users Accusing Him of Sexual Assault for Defamation

According to the docs … Bieber did attend the event, but went to a private after-party afterward where he stayed until almost 4 AM, then hit up a hot dog stand. Bieber claims there is photographic evidence and several witnesses to this … and he calls the 2:30 AM allegation made by Kadi an “impossibility – a poor, but damaging, fabrication.”

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Stop sending me love proposals or I will tell your wives – Princess Shyngle tells married men

Popular Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle, has issued a stern warning to married men who slid into her DM.

The actress said that married men slid into her DM to ask her out on a date. She threatened to screenshot the messages and send it to their wife.

She made this know while sharing a sultry photo on her verified Instagram page.

“If you’re a married man and you mistakenly slide into my dm asking me out or even complimenting me I’m going to screenshot it and send it to your wife. I’m not joking, I’m about to dm a few wives with a screenshot of their husband on my dm 🙄🙄🤪 . CEO @snatchedbyprincess”, she captioned the photo.

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Matthew Morrison speaks out on Lea Michele’s alleged behavior

Matthew Morrison has broken his silence on Lea Michele’s alleged behavior on the set of “Glee.”

“I honestly think it’s a distraction of the bigger issues that are going on right now,” he said on FUBAR Radio’s “Access All Areas.” “It’s kind of like, ah.”

Morrison, who played the head of the glee club, Mr. Schuester, then appeared to shade Michele, 33, saying everyone should be kind.

“You want to be a good, pleasant person to be around,” he continued. “That’s about all I’m going to say on that.”

The 41-year-old Morrison’s comments come weeks after former “Glee” actress Samantha Ware came forward and accused Michele of committing “microaggressions” against her after Michele tweeted about the Black Lives Matter movement. In the aftermath, other stars who have worked with Michele on Broadway and behind the scenes blasted her for how poorly she treated them.

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Michele, who is expecting her first child with husband Zandy Reich, apologized on Instagram, saying she was learning to focus on how her “behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them.”

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Reese Witherspoon didn’t know about gay people until moving to L.A

Reese Witherspoon admits that she had no idea what being gay was while growing up in Nashville, Tennessee.

“No one spoke to me abut sexuality when I was a teenager,” the 44-year-old actress revealed during a conversation with Regina King for Variety. “I didn’t understand what homosexuality was. My grandparents didn’t explain it; my parents didn’t explain it.”

“I had to learn [about it] from somebody I met on an audition in Los Angeles,” she added.

The Oscar winner reflected on her Southern upbringing when she appeared on Chelsea Handler’s show in 2006.

“I grew up, obviously, in the South and there is amazing, wonderful connectivity and people are loving and communitive,” Witherspoon said. “But there is a tiny aspect of it, people [that] use parts of the Bible in order to express their intolerance and their hate and they manipulate it.”

Currently, the actress and producer can be seen in the Hulu series “Little Fires Everywhere.” She told Variety the show “incorporated some of the conversation I had with my grandmother” after Witherspoon’s move to LA into her character Elena Richardson’s lines.

“She said: ‘Homosexuality is very rare, Reese. That’s not a thing that happens very often.’ And we put it in the script,” Witherspoon said.

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Kristen Stewart Is Your New Princess Diana | Vogue

Kristen Stewart just landed a new role: Princess Diana.

Deadline reports that the actor will play the leading royal lady in a new film by Pablo Larraín, Spencer. The biopic addresses a specific, and tumultuous, time frame for the House of Windsor: when Diana decided she wanted a divorce from her husband, Prince Charles, and therefore would never be queen consort. The entire plot occurs over a few days and at one location—the royal compound of Sandringham.

“Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife, and eventually she becomes queen,” Larraín told the outlet. “When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I’d rather go and be myself, it’s a big, big decision, a fairy tale upside down. I’ve always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.”

Larraín has considered fractured fantasies and damaged dynasties before: Jackie, his critically acclaimed film about first lady Jackie Kennedy in the days after JFK’s assassination, netted Natalie Portman an Oscar nomination in 2017.

The last major film to take on the troubled life of the late princess was 2013’s Diana, starring Naomi Watts. It failed to impress critics. Now, however, two high-profile portrayals are on the horizon: Stewart’s and Emma Corrin’s in The Crown. Neither the film nor the show’s new season has a release date yet. Spencer is expected to begin filming in 2021, and The Crown will likely be released sometime in late 2020 or early next year.

Will either of these prestige projects make a mark during awards season? It’s too early to tell. But one thing is for certain: The dark underbelly of Buckingham Palace continues to capture Hollywood’s imagination.

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