The Young and The Restless Spoilers: Who Played Isabella Braña On Y&R? | Celebrating The Soaps

The Young And The Restless: Eva Longoria (Isabella Brana)CBS The Young and the Restless spoilers and updates reveal that daytime drama fans were treated to a familiar primetime face this week on the CBS sudser. Isabella Brana is the character who may have seemed familiar to fans of nighttime soaps.

Isabella debuted in 2001 but by 2003 the villain was out of Genoa City and no one missed her! Who was the famous actress who portrayed Isabella?

The Young And The Restless Updates – Eva Longoria Played Isabella Brana On Y&R

If you guessed Eva Longoria, pat yourself on the back! The beautiful and talented actress is best known for her role on Desperate Housewives, but before that show, she was running amok on Y&R as Isabella.

This week there have been flashback episodes featuring Isabella and we have a review of her escapades to get you up to date.

Y&R Spoilers – Michael Baldwin Was A Bad Guy In The Beginning

Isabella was brought to town by Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) for nefarious purposes. He asked her to come on to Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) in order to break him and Christine Blair (Lauralee Bell) up.

Although Michael is a mostly nice guy now, in the beginning of his story he was a meanie! Isabella played along with Michael and soon had investigator Paul convinced that she was in fear of an ex-husband.

For some silly reason, Paul crossed his professional boundaries and let Isabella stay in his apartment. She’s a hot girl, he’s a hot guy, and the next thing you knew, these two were sparking. Eventually, Paul figured out he was being conned, but it was too late, they had already developed feelings for each other.

The Young And The Restless Spoilers – Isabella Brana Spun A Wicked Web Of Lies

Isabella became pregnant and said Michael was the baby daddy but Paul eventually learned the truth and insisted on marrying her. The child was named Ricky Williams.

Christine was able to ferret out Isabella and Michael’s original scheme and when she told Paul, he dumped Isabella and reunited with Christine.

Isabella did not like being treated this way and in a grand and deceptive move made it look like Christine murdered her.

In the meantime, she planned her next vengeful move which turned out to be confronting Christine while she was taking a bath.

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She planned to kill Christine and make it look like a suicide but Paul arrived in the nick of time to save the blonde.

Isabella was carted off to jail but later tried to take out Paul and Christine a second time. She was committed to a psychiatric ward and sadly her son Ricky suffered from mental illness, too; Paul had no choice but to shoot and kill him to prevent the boy from killing someone else.

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Coronation Street Spoilers: Geoff Unleashes Rage At Sally – Tim Catches Him In The Act | Celebrating The Soaps

Coronation Street: Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dyvenor)Geoff Metcalfe, (Ian Barthomolew) ITV Coronation Street spoilers and updates reveal that Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dyvenor) will confront Geoff Metcalfe (Ian Barthomolew) about his abuse. When Geoff flips out and unleashes his rage on a terrified Sally, Tim Metcalfe (Jim Duttine) walks in and catches him in the act! Will this finally convince Tim that his father is a dangerous monster? Keep reading for more details.

Coronation Street Updates – Confronting A Monster

Corrie spoilers reveal that Sally goes behind Tim’s back and secretly visits Yasmeen Metcalfe (Shelley King) while she is sitting behind bars waiting for her trial. She will learn a lot about what went on behind closed doors. She will also get the details about that magic box.

As fans recall, Geoff was angry that his wife “ruined” the magic trick and he was laughed at. He punished her by intentionally locking her inside the box. Yasmeen was left all alone inside that locked box until Tim walked in and got her out.

Viewers may remember Tim telling Sally about the incident, but nothing really came out of it. Now, Sally is going to learn the truth about that horrifying day.

Geoff Metcalfe’s Rage

In upcoming episodes, expect Sally to learn the truth and bravely confront Geoff. However, she doesn’t expect his reaction. When he lashes out and spews his fury on the woman, Geoff thinks he is putting Sally in her place, and nobody will ever believe her. But then, the unexpected happens.

Corrie Spoilers – Tim Metcalfe Witnesses The Unthinkable

Coronation Street spoilers reveal that Geoff rages at Sally and threatens her. Cowering in the corner and visibly frightened, she doesn’t know if Geoff is going to viciously attack her. Then, Tim saves the day by leaping into action! He walks in and catches his father terrorizing his wife.

What Happens Next?

The Daily Star pondered whether this would be enough to get Tim to see the truth about his father. Unfortunately, don’t count on it. During a previous interview, Duttine explained that the only thing that removes Tim’s blinders is finding out what his mother went through while in a relationship with Geoff.

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Even then, the father/son relationship is fractured, but it still doesn’t bring Tim to Yasmeen’s side. But it does show him the real Geoff. Knowing the abusive manipulator, he will come up with a way to justify his actions to Sally, just like he has with everything else.

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Prince’s sound engineer details how she created his infamous vault and saved his masters from the Universal Music Fires | NME

Prince sound engineer Susan Rogers has revealed how she created the artist’s infamous vault and saved his masters from the 2008 Universal Music Fires.

Rogers worked with Prince as an audio technician from 1983 to 1988. In an interview for Double J’s Take 5 podcast, Rogers revealed that she began to collate Prince’s vault as a “practical matter” when the artist would demand old reference tapes.

“When I first started working for him, he would sometimes say to me at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning ‘bring me this tape or that tape’. I realised I have to know where all these things are, ’cause how would I know this obscure stuff that had never been released,” she explained.

“I started working with the women who worked in his office, and I asked for their help. Let’s collect all these tapes and start a database…With [a] personal computer we were able to start forming a database of all the tapes – the two inch, the quarter inch, the half inch – and then I got really ambitious. I started calling faraway places that might have some of his tapes.”

Rogers goes on to explain that her tape-amassing project expanded beyond the Minneapolis studio where she worked with Prince, contacting Sunset Studios, and Warner Brothers to retrieve his masters.

“Now, I did not know that you’re not supposed to do that,” Rogers laughed.

“Technically, if you’re under contract the label owns those masters. I would talk to the person in the tape closet and say – ‘Hey, Prince has asked me for this, he wants this for some thing or another, and I’ll send it right back’. We never sent it back.”

Rogers explained that it was this decision to keep copies of the tapes that prevented Prince’s masters from being lost in the 2008 Universal Music Group Fire, which wiped out tens of thousands of tapes from artists including Elton John, Nirvana, Queen Latifah, R.E.M, Beck, Tupac, and many more.

“It would have been a lot safer if people had their own vaults.”

The interview comes ahead of the archival release of Prince’s ‘Sign ‘O’ the Times’ Movie 4-Disc Deluxe Edition, set to feature 63 unreleased tracks when it arrives on September 25. Listen to the full chat with Rogers here.

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Home Sierra: A Tribute To The High Sierra Music Festival – KVMR Community Radio

Home Sierra,” a virtual music festival featuring over 100 artist performances from the past 29 High Sierra festivals, including shows from John Prine, Dr. John, Booker T, Ani DiFranco, The Radiators, Robert Earl Keen, Hugh Masakela, Achilles Wheel, Grace Potter, Ruthie Foster, Toots & The Maytalls, ALO and dozens of others.   86 Continuous Hours […]

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‘Habit’ Film With Paris Jackson as Jesus Sparks Petition – Variety

Nearly 300,000 people have signed a petition aiming to block the release of the independent film “Habit,” starring Bella Thorne and Paris Jackson, in which Jackson plays a version of Jesus.

Thorne plays a street-smart, party girl who has a Jesus fetish and finds herself in a drug deal gone wrong. She’s able to escape danger by disguising herself as a nun. Multiple times in the film, Jackson appears as Jesus to her.

“A new blasphemous Hollywood film is predicted to come out soon depicting Jesus as a lesbian woman. The film ‘Habit’ stars Paris Jackson who plays the role of ‘lesbian Jesus.’ Distributors haven’t picked it up as of yet, so let’s please spread awareness and wake people up to the Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society,” reads the description of the petition.

However, there is no indication in the film’s current promotional materials or logline that Jackson’s depiction of Jesus is a lesbian.

“Habit” is in post-production as it finished shooting before coronavirus shut down most projects in Hollywood in mid March. It currently does not have a release date.

The cast also includes Hana Mae Lee, Gavin Rossdale, Caroline D’Amore, Josie Ho, Andreja Pejic, Larissa Andrade, Libby Mintz, Jamie Hince, Ada Mogilevsky, Damon Lawner and Michael Suppes.

Janell Shirtcliff is directing the film from a script by Suki Kaiser, based on a story by Libby Mintz and Shirtcliff. Elevated Films, Donovan Leitch, 852 Films, Martingale Pictures, Voltage Pictures and Cloudlight are the producers on the film.

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Humor in the Age of a Pandemic

Do you feel like you need a laugh? Then tune in this Friday at 1 p.m. PT ( 4 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. BST) on Facebook and YouTube for “Humor in the Age of a Pandemic” — a BahaiTeachings Live program featuring comedian Omid Djalili and “wannabe comedian” Shahin Sobhani.

In a time of so much pain and panic worldwide, Baha’is believe that laughter is needed to relax and uplift our spirits. Abdu’l-Baha, the son of the prophet and founder of the Baha’i Faith, wrote: “Laughter is caused by the slackening or relaxation of the nerves. It is an ideal condition and not physical. Laughter is the visible effect of an invisible cause. For example, happiness and misery are super-sensuous phenomena. One cannot hear them with the ears or touch them with his hands. Happiness is a spiritual state.”

So, Omid and Shahin, along with our host Liz Dwyer, the managing editor of, will chat about life during the pandemic, what role humor can play in difficult times, and how Omid is finding new and creative ways to annoy his family while in isolation.

Omid Djaili is an actor, writer, producer, and multi-award-winning stand-up comedian. He has also starred in several films, including the smash hit “Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again,” the Oscar-nominated movie “Shaun the Sheep,” and the Oscar-winning film “Gladiator.”

Although Shahin Sobhani isn’t an artist himself, he is a big supporter of the arts. He is the executive producer of, associate producer of the 2010 film “The Infidel,” and executive producer of the upcoming film “Guidance.” 

As always, the program will feature a musical guest — this week we’re thrilled that Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Tara Ellis will bring her talents to the program. See you all on Friday on Facebook and YouTube!

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Sushant Singh Rajput suicide: Cloth used by actor to hang self to undergo tensile test – Movies News

As part of probe into the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Mumbai Police have sent the cloth, allegedly used by him to hang himself, to a forensic lab for “tensile strength” analysis to determine whether it can bear the weight similar to that of the film star, an official said on Friday.

The test will help determine if there was any foul play, he said.

Meanwhile, the Bandra police have summoned film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali to record his statement in connection with the case on July 6, the official said. Bhansali had offered films to Rajput but could not work with him apparently due to date issues.

Rajput (34) was found hanging at his suburban Bandra residence on June 14.

According to the investigators, the actor ended his life by hanging himself from the ceiling using a green coloured night gown made of cotton. No suicide note was found from the spot, the police had said then.

“Besides the viscera from the actor’s body, the police also sent the gown for chemical and forensic analysis at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in suburban Kalina,” the official said.

It will take at least three more days to get the final forensic report, the official said.

To ascertain the exact cause of death, forensic experts will check pattern of ligature marks around the actor’s neck and also determine the strength of the gown with the help of “tensile strength” analysis, he said.

The tensile strength test will technically establish whether the cloth can bear around 80 kg, the weight of the actor. The test will help determine if there was any foul play, the official said.

Tensile strength is maximum load that a material can support without fracture when being stretched.

Viscera analysis will help in checking whether there were any traces of chemical, poisonous or narcotics substance in his body, the official said.

“Usually, it takes eight to ten working days to get report from the FSL in regular cases. But since this case is sensitive, experts are taking more precautions to avoid any kind of error in their analysis,” the official said.

The forensic report of the actors mobile phone is also awaited, he said.

Recently, the police received the final post-mortem report of the actor from Cooper Hospital, which mentioned the cause of the death as “asphyxia due to hanging”.

Rajput, who had started his acting career from TV, starred in films such as Shuddh Desi Romance, Raabta, Chhichhore, Kedarnath and Sonchiriya. But his most prominent role came as popular cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.

The official said that the Bandra police have summoned the Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he will join the investigation on Monday, when his statement will be recorded.

The police, who are probing angle of possible professional rivalry in the case, will enquire about reasons behind the actor’s depression, he said.

Things did not work out between Sushant and Bhansali as the actor had signed a contract with a big production house.

The police will try to understand the circumstances in which the rising star of Bollywood killed himself, the official said. The police have so far recorded statements of 29 people, including Rajput’s family members, his close friends like actor Rhea Chakraborty, casting director Mukesh Chhabra, Yash Raj Films casting director Shanoo Sharma and actor Sanjana Sanghi, who was the actor’s co-star in her debut film Dil Bechara.

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Britney Spears Sparks Concern After Posting ‘Bizarre’ Video

Pop powerhouse Britney Spears has sparked major concern from fans after posting the latest in a string of “bizarre” videos this week.

Keep scrolling to watch the worrying video…

Britney Spears was catapulted into fame from a young age.

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Since starring in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, aged eleven, Britney embarked on a highly successful career as a pop singer and performer with the release of the hit single “…Baby One More Time” in 1998.

She quickly became one of the most famous popstars of her decade.

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With hits such as “Oops, I did it again,” “Slave 4 U,” and “Britney,” the Mississippi born singer consistently topped the charts.

She was even affectionately hailed the princess of pop.

Britney seemed to be at the peak of her career – churning out hit after hit.

If you haven’t sung a bit of Britney on karaoke, what are you doing?

As a result, she has been in the spotlight her entire adult life…

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But not always for the best reasons.

Bad press began during Britney’s breakup from husband and childhood sweetheart, Justin Timberlake, which was a publicly ugly split.

Justin famously sold Britney out following the ugly breakup…

The singer sat down for an interview on 20/20 in which he revealed that he had, in fact, been intimate with Spears – even though the singer had repeatedly told the press that she planned on remaining a virgin until marriage.

And things continued to get worse for the young star…

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Britney hasn’t had an easy journey, to say the least.

Despite the arrival of her first child in 2005…

Britney’s mental health began deteriorating, and the endless attention and pressure from the public and the press started to take its toll.

And in 2007, Britney finally snapped.

The pop star hit headlines for all the wrong reasons when she suffered a highly-public breakdown in the full glare of the world’s spotlight.

Her breakdown was triggered by a number of different things.

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She spent years battling mental health troubles, and after her split from husband Kevin Federline, the father of her 2 sons, she headed to rehab in Antigua.

However, her stay didn’t last…

Birtney checked herself out after only twenty-four hours and flew back to L.A.

The pictures of her hacking her own hair off shocked the world.

Britney had walked into Esther’s Hair Salon in Tarzana, an upmarket neighborhood of LA, and asked the owner to shave her head because her hair extensions were too tight.

But the singer wasn’t backing down and grabbed the clippers so she could shave off her long locks herself.

Britney’s breakdown was publicized all over the world.

The image of Britney, then aged thirty-seven, emerging from the salon with a freshly-shaven head and attacking a paparazzo’s car with an umbrella has become one of the most famous snaps of that decade.

A few months following this, Britney was hospitalized.

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In January 2008, she was seen being carried out of her house after reportedly overdosing on prescription amphetamines and locking herself in the bathroom with her youngest son, Jayden, as she refused to hand him back to Federline who had full custody of the children.

It was a long road to recovery for the pop star…

But she was eventually able to rebuild her relationship with her sons after regaining some of her custody rights and get healthy again, before eventually starting to focus on her music comeback.

And, despite a few health issues along the way, Britney has become an icon in her own right.

She has gone on to win a number of awards.

And she has since continued making huge strides forward, winning back custody of her children, making more successful music, landing a lucrative residency in Las Vegas, and having a number of healthy relationships.

She is even in a happy relationship with her actor boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

However, 2019 got off to a sour start for the star.

Britney’s dad Jamie, who’d been her rock throughout all the bad times, was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Posting an old family photo, Britney announced that she would be canceling some shows.

“A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand,” she wrote.

Britney’s dad was her conservator when times were tough.

A Los Angeles court had named Jamie as the permanent conservator (longtime care manager), of his daughter’s affairs in 2008, and named him permanent co-conservator of her estate, along with an attorney, Andrew Wallet.

It’s undeniable to see that the pair were close.

The whole situation has understandably been very stressful on Britney.

When will the woman catch a break?!

The star makes sure to keep fans updated on social media…

And she regularly posts amazing photographs of herself vacationing and spending time with family.

But sadly this week, concerns about the star’s wellbeing have been sparked once again.

The star has posted a video that has some people worried for her mental health.

Keeps scrolling to watch…

The video is the latest in a string of bizarre clips…

“HOLY HOLY CRAP !!!!!! My florist surprised me today by making the flower arrangement all different colors  ….. I was so excited I threw on my favorite yellow shirt and just had to SHARE !!!!” Britney captioned the video.

While it starts out normal enough, with Britney telling fans she has had a delivery from her florist…

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Things quickly take a turn.

She quickly stops showing off the flowers…

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’80s music starts playing before the pop star can be seen repeatedly walking in and out of frame.

She repeatedly walks in and out of shot, posing to the camera. 

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Britney Spears is currently under a personal conservatorship – one aspect of this means she has a full-time security team at her home.

She is also unable to make decisions that could impact her health in several situations.

But that didn’t stop fans speculating about what is going on with the star.

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And the comments were instantly flooded with fans questioning what they had just watched.

Fans couldn’t ignore it any longer.

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This isn’t the first time the star has posted a video like this.

Fans didn’t know what to make of it…

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And many raised their concerns over the singer’s mental state.

People are truly baffled.

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Nothing about the clip makes any sense.

Watch the video for yourself below:

Britney isn’t the only celeb to worry her fans. Recent photos of Adele also sparked concerns. Keep scrolling to take a look…

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August Alsina claims he gave Will and Jada a ‘courtesy call’ before alleged affair revelation – TheGrio

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The public may have been shocked when August Alsina claimed he had an affair with Jada Pinkett Smith with her longtime hubby Will Smith’s blessing, but the powerhouse couple allegedly weren’t. The R&B singer took to Instagram and let it be known he gave the Smith’s a courtesy call.

The R&B singer posted a message on Instagram in which he said he relied heavily on God and his faith. Most importantly, he wanted it to be known that “no one” was surprised by the revelations he made in his interview with Angela Yee that broke the internet.


“i should also say that, no one was side swiped by any conversation, everyone got courtesy calls time in advance. Wishing Everyone Big Love!,” he posted.

His post began with the “Nunya” crooner touching upon how the journey to freedom is a complex one. He claimed that many people were “slaves” to ideas and pictures they’ve created in their minds.

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“I get it; not only do i get it but I’m also sorry you feel that way, BUT, The only attack here is against the invisible walls of silent societal construct and “code” we place upon each other & upon ourselves hidden behind the desires of others approval & acceptance; another form of slavery & bondage that blocks one’s truest self from showing & spirit flow,” he posted.

Alsina declared that adversity was a gift in which to flourish. He vowed to do “whatever’s necessary” to reach harmony within himself, even if it meant making others uncomfortable.

“Truth & Transparency makes us uncomfortable, yes, but i can’t apologize for that. A tower of truth can never fall, only a tower of lies can do that. My truth is MY truth, & its mine to own,” he wrote.

“There is no right or wrong here, it simply just IS. & I make room and have acceptance for your thoughts and opinions, regardless if I agree or not, you have that freedom to feel WHATEVER it is u feel because when you’re at TRUE peace, all of the noise and chatter becomes that of a whisper.”

Alsina stressed that he had no malice or hatred for anyone. He simply wanted to live in his truth.

“I just simply want the chains off & I’m willing to DIE getting there. The gift of freedom is yours to have, God promises us that, but only if you’re willing,” he declared.

“God is not a man that HE should lie.. & I’m His SON, so neither would I.”

Alsina’s comments come a day after Pinkett Smith announced that she’d be inviting herself to her Red Table Talk to discuss the allegations. Her rep told Page Six earlier in the week that it was “absolutely not true” that she had an affair with Alsina. Will Smith has yet to publicly comment on the matter.

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Chrissy Teigen reveals severe sunburn and implant removal

After Chrissy Teigen underwent surgery to have her breast implants removed and gave fans a peek of the final product, the model has shared another photo that displays a severe sunburn all over her chest.

The 34-year-old mother of two posted the topless selfie on Instagram Friday that shows the star wrapped in a towel and covering her nipples with her arm as she snaps a photo of her reddening skin.

“Before you ask, I did!!!” she captioned the selfie, confirming that she used sunscreen before basking in the summer heat.

Last month, Mrs. Legend revealed exactly why she wanted to revert back to her natural state, telling fans, “They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it. I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort!

“So don’t worry about me! All good. I’ll still have boobs, they’ll just be pure fat. Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat.”

Teigen also celebrated the procedure with her own “R.I.P. Boobs” cake shaped like two large breasts and topped with a tombstone inscribed with the epitaph “RIP” and the dates “2006-2020.”

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Who Is Madelyn Cline? Meet the Star of Netflix’s Outer Banks

Madelyn Cline is one of the stars of the most buzzed-about Netflix show of the moment, Outer Banks. She plays Sarah in the teen soap, the leader of the wealthy Kooks and Juliet to John B’s forbidden Romeo. Like the rest of the Outer Banks gang, the 22-year-old performer has only a few credits to her name so far. Below, a few fast facts about the up-and-coming star, including her take on Sarah’s complicated family dynamics.

Cline is originally from South Carolina, where Outer Banks is filmed.

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Cline was a natural fit for the world of Outer Banks from the start. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where the North Carolina-set series is filmed. Cline left the coastal state at age 19 to pursue a career in acting, returning only to film the show. “I think personally, I fell back in love with where I’m from, Charleston,” Cline told V Magazine about filming Outer Banks in her hometown. “Shooting a show and a love story in that whole ecosystem with the most amazing people, our cast and our crew, I fell back in love with that area because I was so in love with the project.”

She has thoughts on Sarah’s arc for season 2.

In the twisty finale of Outer Banks, Sarah chooses to run away with John B (Chase Stokes) instead of sticking by her fractured family members and ex-boyfriend Topper (Austin North). According to the actress, she had some input in where her character’s allegiance would ultimately lie. “I remember there was a point when [a writer] asked me, ‘Do you think you, as Sarah Cameron, would choose your family or John B.?’ I remember thinking on it and telling her, ‘I wholeheartedly believe Sarah is 100 percent absolutely head over heels for John B., and I think she absolutely would get on that boat with him,'” Cline told Glamour. “There’s one part in the show when John B. tells Sarah, ‘You’re all I have.’ I told the writer that at that point John B. is also all Sarah has. Her world just crumbled around her, so it’s a no-brainer that she would have gotten on that boat with him and risked everything.”

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As for where that relationship is headed after the couple survives a tropical storm mid-boat ride? “In my mind, what I see is this Blue Lagoon or Cast Away scenario where they get to the Bahamas and have the gold bars, and they live in this really romantic, Bonnie and Clyde-type Blue Lagoon world,” Cline explained to Glamour. “They’re just in this honeymoon phase of ‘We’ve run away from home, we’re in love, we’re in this beautiful place, and there are no problems.'” She added, “I would really love to see everything they’ve been running from catch up to them. I think they might have to go back to the Outer Banks because of the Pogues and confront all the things they’ve been running from.”

She’s currently quarantined with the cast of Outer Banks.

The cast has plenty of time to circulate ideas, as several of them are actually quarantined together. When asked about sheltering at home by ELLE Canada, Cline said that some of the cast had been quarantined together for more than a month. “At the very beginning, when stay-at-home orders were first issued, we all decided ‘Why not just quarantine together?’ We have each other’s company instead of just staying home completely isolated,” she told the outlet. “We gave each other the time [away] as far as the initial incubation period is concerned, so we’re all safe and healthy.”

And while Us Weekly reported about rumors that Cline and her onscreen love interest Chase Stokes were dating during quarantine, that’s not confirmed to be the case. Apparently, the cast is filling their time like the rest of us, tackling their Netflix queue and binging TV shows. Among the ensemble’s watchlist is Jersey Shore and New Girl, Cline told Elle Canada.

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Cline has appeared in other teen-centered projects.

Although Cline herself hasn’t been a teenager in a few years, she often plays one onscreen. Her past work includes Boy Erased, the 2018 drama starring Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman, appearances in Stranger Things season 2, and episodes of the CW series The Originals.

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Teddy Thompson Combines Broken Hearts and Classic Pop on ‘Heartbreaker Please’

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4 out of 5 stars

“Where are the songs that I love?/Where is the music that I care for?/Is it only in my head”/Or on my record player?” asks Teddy Thompson on his first solo release in nearly a decade. That frustration has resulted in these short but sweet 10 tracks that try, mostly successfully, to recreate the vibe of those tunes he no longer hears other than on his own stereo. 

Thompson released his love of countrypolitan in 2016’s album shared with singer Kelly Jones. He returns to composing tightly crafted three minute gems like the ones once on the radio, as the lyrics to “Record Player” above allude to.  He even goes so far as to say the music he is now exposed to when he goes dancing is “like fingernails on a blackboard.” 

There’s none of that here. 

On his sixth solo outing, Thompson—son of Richard—creates near perfect slices of soulful, emotional pop, only one of which breaks the four minute threshold. In that sense, he picks up where he left off on 2011’s Bella. As this disc’s name implies, he’s since gotten his heart broken… again, a topic that has provided fodder for some of the finest music recorded. The same applied to 2011’s Bella, another set dedicated to an ex-girlfriend. Just to hammer the point, he released the title track of this one on Valentine’s Day 2020.

Even though Thompson dismisses vocal comparisons to Roy Orbison (“I couldn’t even shine his shoes” he once said), there is a clear line drawn to the rock and roll hall of famer’s drama laden approach. And if not Roy, than perhaps Chris Isaak or Raul Malo would be apt links, especially on the bittersweet waltz time “Take Me Away” with its dream-like backing strings and melodramatic atmosphere. Thompson gets off to a peppy Motown inspired start with the opening “Why Wait” (the words “for you to break my heart” follow) featuring crispy horns, thumping drums and a hook that screams hit single. 

He reminds his onetime lover that “You’re gonna miss me,” on the retro “At a Light” that has the upbeat vibe and feel of an overlooked early 60s nugget. About half the selections are ballads, yet only one, the melancholy and stripped down “No Idea,” breaks the four minute barrier. Thompson clearly has a knack for writing sweeping yet compact melodies, not far from those of Crowded House, especially on the lovely, instantly hummable mid-tempo “What Now.”

For those who, like Thomson, also yearn for the charmingly constructed sounds of classic singles which remain timeless slices of memorable music, and others wanting a taste of those songs in a contemporary setting, Heartbreaker Please finds Teddy Thompson nailing that elusive style with deceptive, impressive ease.

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Hamilton on Disney Plus lives up to the hype | TechRadar

Here’s the truth: I was never going to see Hamilton live on-stage. There were just too many hurdles. 

Even though London is just a couple of hours from where I live, I know I wasn’t going to go out of my way to get tickets, book a hotel, co-ordinate days off with my partner and make a whole evening of it. I’m just too lazy. Hamilton was destined to be something I either experienced through Spotify, or just had explained to me over and over again by friends who actually bothered to go.

Hamilton’s arrival on Disney Plus, then, feels like a real event. And maybe the only massive event on streaming services during this strange year so far. While the early release of movies like Pixar’s Onward or The Invisible Man on VOD seemed like a big deal in the moment, this is the first thing I’ve cleared my schedule to watch during our current global situation. 

And yes, I think it lives up to the hype. I believe Hamilton feels momentous because this is something you never expected to experience in your home this year. The novelty value is high because theater experiences are harder to come by right now.

Why is Hamilton worth watching?

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To put it simply, as a first-time viewer, Hamilton showed me something I feel like I’ve never seen before. Unless you really hate musicals, I feel like this will offer the same sensation to you. 

An ambitious biographical musical with a distinctly contemporary approach, I watched Hamilton with the strong sense that I was enjoying someone’s masterpiece for the first time. It’s an enlightening, frequently funny and emotional viewing experience that leaves a powerful impression, even without seeing it live in the theater.

Hamilton tells the life story of United States founding father Alexander Hamilton (played by writer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda), and his extraordinary journey from orphan to vital figure in the American Revolution and ultimately American politics. His story is told in contrast to that of Aaron Burr (played by Leslie Odom Jr), his friend-turned-rival and eventual killer. 

Collectively, the show offers a rich depiction of this part of American history, and it suddenly had me opening 25 Chrome tabs to read about everyone mentioned in the script (in my experience of education in the UK, they don’t teach you all that much about the wars we didn’t win). 

A massive part of this movie version’s appeal is that it features the original 2015 Broadway cast of the musical. This is the ensemble that turned Hamilton into a sensation in the first place. This recording exists as a time capsule, then, and even though it was filmed over three different performances in a single week, I wasn’t able to tell. For continuity purposes, it helps that Miranda consistently looks tired as hell in every shot (partly because he was performing on his day off to get the footage needed for this movie, according to an interview). 

Afterwards, I ended up researching what the entire cast did next, because there are so many memorable performances to enjoy here (although I’m already familiar with King George actor Jonathan Groff from Netflix’s Mindhunter). Admittedly, I did also watch Miranda’s amazing turn in Curb Your Enthusiasm a few months before this, which piqued my interest in finally watching Hamilton.

If you’re a first-timer, don’t miss it

If you’re sceptical about Hamilton being overly hyped based on the monumental success of the musical, I say watch the first number and try not to be won over. The energy of the lyrics and performances immediately enchanted me as a first-time viewer. 

I have no real knowledge of musical theater, and I don’t think the promise of seeing Hamilton live one day will address my laziness in booking a trip to London’s West End. Not when I can just sit here and play Apex Legends in my underpants.

That said, this feels like a lightning-in-a-bottle experience, and a real treat to fight the lockdown blues. I imagine the prospect of seeing Hamilton live is more complicated for most people than it is for me. And while getting a month of Disney Plus might not be within everyone’s means, the release of Hamilton on the platform brings down the financial barriers of experiencing this culturally significant work. That’s pretty cool. 

Hamilton’s arrival also underlines another important point: Disney Plus needs more musicals. In this period of production strife in TV and film, it’s another way to differentiate the service from its competitors.

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Kellyanne Conway’s anti-Trump teen daughter claims she’s being silenced

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway had an awkward moment on TikTok with her teen daughter over freedom of speech.

Claudia Conway, 15, made headlines this week after she shared her political views with the world through a series of TikTok videos, Complex reports. 

While her mother is very much pro-Trump, and her father is anti-Trump conservative, George Conway, the high schooler is a liberal activist and supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

The Conways, understandably, are not pleased with the media attention that their teen daughter is getting over her stance on certain social issues. The minor and her mother recently sparred on TikTok, with Kellyanne demanding that she end the stream but Claudia refuses.

“You’re literally not letting me use my freedom of speech,” she tells her mom, who appears to keep calm as she insists Claudia “shut it all down,” because “not everyone’s following is well-meaning.”

Watch the moment go down via the YouTube clip below:

George, meanwhile, has demanded all journalists cease communication with the minor. 

Taking to Twitter on Friday (July 3), he wrote, “ “To journalists:  @kellyannepolls and I do *not* consent to any communications between you and any of our minor children, including our daughter Claudia.  So desist.”

The teen claims her parents are trying to silence her by shutting off her phone and pressuring her to delete her social media accounts. 

“Please stop supporting my dad because he’s trying to take down my social media accounts too,” she said during the live stream with her famous mother.  

To journalists: @kellyannepolls and I do *not* consent to any communications between you and any of our minor children, including our daughter Claudia. So desist.

Thank you.

Claudia claims she has “been bullied and badgered her entire life because of her parents,” so she’s now using her platform to speak her truth. 

“I grew up in a very, very conservative family, so I was only exposed to those views for a very long time. I decided to educate myself and think for myself,” Claudia told Insider 

“I’m still a kid, of course. I took the time to educate myself and took the time to branch out and be exposed to other sides and other biases and whatnot. We do get into arguments a lot — I’m not going to lie.”

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