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'Bachelor in Paradise' resumes filming, plus everything else you might have missed this week


'Bachelor in Paradise'

Bachelor in Paradise has resumed filming after an investigation found no misconduct on set. Season 4 of the show was suspended after a producer filed a complaint over concerns that contestant Corinne Olympios, 24, was allegedly filmed in a sexual act with Demario Jackson, 30, while being too drunk to consent.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: 'Bachelor in Paradise' suspended over misconduct, reportedly related to sex and consent

On Tuesday, Warner Bros. addressed the controversy.

"Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy," according to the statement.

Jackson, who said his character was assassinated during the scandal, was reportedly invited back to Bachelor in Paradise, but turned down the offer.

Olympios' lawyer, Marty Singer, is still gathering his own details. …

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John Green will publish a new novel in October

John Green's new novel, 'Turtles All the Way Down,' will be published in October.


John Green's new novel, 'Turtles All the Way Down,' will be published in October.

It's a Nerdfighters dream come true. Almost six years after the publication of his megabestseller The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has announced a new YA novel, to be published on Oct. 10 by Dutton.

Turtles All the Way Down is the story of 16-year-old Aza Holmes. While investigating the mysterious disappearance of a billionaire, she must grapple with her own mental illness.

"This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood," Green said in a press release. "I've been working on Turtles All the Way Down for years, and I'm so excited to share it with readers this October."

The book's title comes from an old philosophy joke (bet you didn't know there were any) about an astronomer giving a lecture on the nature of the universe. An old lady interrupts him, insisting that the universe sits on an enormous flat plate balanced on the back of a giant tortoise. When the astronomer asks what the tortoise is standing on, she responds, "You're very clever, young man, very clever. But it's turtles all the way down!"  …

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Women of 'GLOW' talk heart of cheesy '80s wrestling and their favorite moves

Sydelle Noel, left, and Kia Stevens in GLOW.

Sydelle Noel, left, and Kia Stevens in GLOW.

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back this summer, this time as a fictionalized dramedy on Netflix.

GLOW was originally a ladies wrestling show that gained popularity in the last 1980s. Netflix, riding on the fervor for nostalgia, brings back that campy ‘80s wrestling goodness on Friday with its own rendition of GLOW. The 10-episode series hails from Orange is the New Black's Jenji Kohan and Carly Mensch and Homeland's Lisa Flahive, and stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron.

REVIEW: Feel the campy '80s goodness in Netflix's GLOW

Two of the series' breakout stars Sydelle Noel and Britney Young recently called to chat about training with Chavo Guerrero Jr. and falling in love with wrestling.

What makes your character, Cherry, tick? How does she relate to her alter-ego "Junk Chain?" …

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Aubrey Plaza smokes marijuana with the "Weed Nuns" (w/ video)


Aubrey Plaza just got high with a little help from these nuns.

The Parks and Rec actor smoked marijuana with the Sisters of the Valley, otherwise known as the Weed Nuns, in a promotional video for her upcoming comedy, The Little Hours, which is set in a convent.

The video is part of Cut's "Strange Buds" series, and features Plaza talking about weed culture as well as her own spirituality.

Who are the Weed Nuns you might ask?

Sister Kate explained the group's mission, which is to sell marijuana to "create honorable, spiritual jobs for women."

Sister Kate explains that she founded the convent back in 2011 after hearing Michelle Obama's plans to improve school lunches.

"Michelle Obama tried to talk to Congress about how unhealthy our children's meals are," she said. "Congress declared pizza a vegetable because it made our children's meals look healthier than they are. So I declared myself a nun. I said, 'If pizza is a vegetable, I'm a nun.'"

Plaza, known for her deadpan expressions and being cute/creepy, talked about smoking weed when she was younger.

"One time, I hid a bunch of weed in my saxophone," she said. "And I think my mom found it." …

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Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff movie loses directors over 'creative differences'

Christopher Miller, left, and Phil Lord have left the production in the middle of filming.

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Christopher Miller, left, and Phil Lord have left the production in the middle of filming.

"I've got a bad feeling about this" is right.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer directing the young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff.

In a statement released Tuesday, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said the decision — which came in the middle of filming — to part ways was due to creative differences.

"Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it's become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we've decided to part ways," Kennedy said.

The film, starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, has yet to announce a new filmmaker, but that news is coming "soon," according to the statement. However, Ron Howard and Joe Johnston have reportedly been considered.

"Unfortunately, our vision and process weren't aligned with our partners on this project," Lord and Miller said in the statement. "We normally aren't fans of the phrase 'creative differences' but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew." …

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Lorde apologizes for autoimmune disease friendship comparison

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Lorde is trying to sort out all of the Melodrama revolving around her recent interview flub.

In an interview with The Guardian on Monday, the New Zealand singer talked about the challenges of being friends with Taylor Swift, and compared it to being friends with someone with "specific allergies."

"There are certain places you can't go together. Certain things you can't do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It's like having a friend with an autoimmune disease," she said.

Those remarks didn't go over very well on Twitter.

I wonder how @selenagomez feels about this. What an incredibly ignorant analogy to make @lorde.

"I wonder how @selenagomez feels about this," one user tweeted. "What an incredibly ignorant analogy to make."

Gomez, also a member of Taylor Swift's crew, has the chronic autoimmune disorder Lupus.

Lorde has since tweeted out an apology: "didn't mention taylor, but regardless, i f***** up & that was really insensitive. i'm sorry."


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Cast and creator of 'The Mist' talk their favorite Stephen King stories, symbolism of deadly fog

Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Copeland in The Mist on Spike


Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Copeland in The Mist on Spike

There's small-town drama underneath the hazy horror in The Mist, a new television adaptation of the Stephen King novel.

The new series, premiering Thursday on Spike, follows the inhabitants of Bridgeville, Maine, after a mysterious mist descends on the community, causing widespread panic and cutting off the the city from the rest of the world. Then people start dying.

REVIEW: Spike's The Mist is a promising take on a Stephen King horror classic

There may or may not be tangible monsters hiding in the mysterious fog, but showrunner Christian Torpe included themes of religious fundamentalism and faith.

"(With) good horror, you can take the monster out and still have a good story," Torpe said. "I'm excited for people to see that underlying story."

Both Torpe and Alyssa Sutherland, who plays Eve Copeland, called the Times to chat about the Stephen King stories that influenced them and what really lies in the mist.

Christian Torpe is from Denmark and previously worked on the Danish dramedy Rita.

Is this your first foray into American television? …

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hire surrogate for third child

Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards. Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West welcomed a baby boy early on Dec. 5, 2015.

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Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards. Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West welcomed a baby boy early on Dec. 5, 2015.

We might have another family member to keep up with.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have hired a surrogate to carry her third child, according to People.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has made it known throughout the past season that she would like to have another baby, but has been warned by doctors of the health risks since she suffered from placenta accreta-- a condition where the placenta grows into the wall of the womb-- during her last pregnancy with son, Saint West. Kardashian and West also share a daughter, North West, 4.

"My delivery was fairly easy, but then going through that-it was the most painful experience of my life! They gave me a second epidural but we were racing against time, so I just had to deal," Kardashian later wrote on her blog.

Kardashian, 36, has been very vocal about wanting baby No. 3, and has said the Paris robbery back in October has only elevated her want to expand the West family.

"I've come to the conclusion in my mind that I can't carry another one. So now I want to explore surrogacy," Kardashian West told her mother, Kris Jenner, during an episode. …

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Ken doll's new man bun gets trolled on Twitter


After more than 50 years, Barbie's boo has gotten a makeover.

While Barbie herself got a body positive upgrade last year, Ken, her blond, blue-eyed boyfriend has pretty much stayed the same.

But Mattel has now unveiled a new Ken, and he's got a Dad bod and a man bun.

While the new Ken has seven different skin tones to choose from, several new bro-tastic wardrobe options and three new body types, it's his new plastic bun that has the Internet up in arms.

Man buns are definitely out, Mattel. Twitter has spoken.

Here are some of the best responses to Ken's new look.

Does man bun Ken doll also come with a Soul Cycle membership, vintage record player, and $50,000 in student loan debt?

New Ken doll has a man-bun. Climbing back into bed.

I don't even own Mattel's new man bun Ken Doll but he already told me the dangers of processed food and how Bernie would have beaten Trump.

The new "Man Bun" Ken doll comes with shirt, shoes, and keys to Barbie's car that he's driving until he "gets back on his feet again."


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Ken dolls get a makeover: Cornrows, man buns and dad bods


He's been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention.

Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, including different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. Barbie had a similar makeover more than a year ago, both part of the toy company's plan to make its dolls more diverse and appealing to today's kids.

Ken hadn't changed much since he was introduced 56 years ago as Barbie's blue-eyed, chiseled boyfriend. Now he'll be sold in three body shapes: "slim," ''broad" and "original."

He'll have modern hairdos, such as cornrows and man buns, and come in seven skin tones. And he'll also be sporting new fashions: think skinny ties, plaid shirts and graphic tees.

For Twitter's reaction to Ken's man bun, click here.

"We are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation," said Mattel's Lisa McKnight, who oversees the Barbie line. …

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Review: Spike's 'The Mist' is a promising take on a Stephen King classic

Morgan Spector in The Mist, premiering Thursday on Spike.


Morgan Spector in The Mist, premiering Thursday on Spike.

If apocalyptic stories have taught us anything, it's not necessarily the monsters we need to fear  it's human nature.

The Mist  a TV adaptation of the Stephen King novella  takes this concept and runs with it in the new Spike series premiering Thursday.

The series and the 2007 film adaptation follow the inhabitants of a small town struggling to survive and make sense of what's happening when a mysterious, deadly fog envelops their city. But showrunner Christian Torpe steers the series away from focusing on just the survivors holed up inside a grocery store. His retelling presents more fleshed out characters and separates them into little factions around the lakeside town of Bridgeville, Maine.

The pilot jumps right into teasing all the horrors to come. A soldier (Okezie Morro) wakes up alone in a forest with only a random German shepherd for company. The mist arrives, bringing creepy noises, little visibility and a gruesome death.


Gus Birney and Alyssa Sutherland in The Mist.

Meanwhile, in town, the people of Bridgeville are going about their usual business of small-town life  enjoying the serene landscapes and gossiping about one another. …

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Actor Miles Teller denies reports of arrest

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Actor Miles Teller, 30 and a Lecanto High grad, has taken to Twitter to deny reports that he was arrested over the weekend.

Went down to SD to see my buddy before he deployed. I wasn't arrested I was detained bc there was no evidence to charge me with a crime.

Don't believe everything you read, especially from a third party entertainment news source trying to get clicks. Appreciate the concern.

"Went down to SD to see my buddy before he deployed. I wasn't arrested I was detained bc there was no evidence to charge me with a crime," the Fantastic Four actor tweeted. "Don't believe everything you read, especially from a third party entertainment news source trying to get clicks. Appreciate the concern."

But Teller's take on the evening doesn't match what officers have reported.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the War Dogs star was arrested in San Diego early Sunday morning on charges of public intoxication.

Teller was allegedly slurring his speech and swaying side to side when an officer approached him. He was then taken to a detox center to sober up, but he was "uncooperative with the volunteer staff there and was rejected," Officer Bill Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times. …

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'Star Trek: Discovery' has another new premiere date and airing schedule

Surprise: The USS Discovery sets out "to discover new worlds and civilizations" in the new show.


Surprise: The USS Discovery sets out "to discover new worlds and civilizations" in the new show.

CBS's repeatedly delayed new Star Trek series has another premiere date.

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 (a Sunday) after an NFL game and 60 Minutes, the franchise announced today. The show was originally announced in late 2015 and set to premiere earlier this year. It was then pushed back several times — most recently it was rumored to premiere this summer — and original showrunner Bryan Fuller stepped back due to scheduling conflicts.

According to a release from, the first episode will air on CBS in the United States as previously announced, then subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Sundays on the network's CBS All Access streaming service ($5.99 a month and up) through Nov. 5.

The show then takes a midseason break and the rest of the season begins in January 2018.

Elsewhere around the world, Netflix is distributing the show on the same schedule as CBS All Access.

The show is set about 10 years before the original Star Trek series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Terry Serpico, James Frain, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Jason Isaacs, Rainn Wilson and Tampa native Maulik Pancholy, among others. …

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What to watch and listen to this week: Spike's 'The Mist' remake, Nancy podcast

The Nancy podcast promises frank, funny and intimate stories from the LGBTQ community.

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The Nancy podcast promises frank, funny and intimate stories from the LGBTQ community.


The Bachelorette, 8 p.m., ABC: Rachel and the guys head to Hilton Head Island, S.C. Later, she and her date get a private concert from Russell Dickerson and the guys put on a spelling bee.

Kids BBQ Championship, 8 p.m., Food Network: Four new kid grillers work up their best boardwalk bites to impress the hosts.

SEASON FINALE: Better Call Saul, 10 p.m., AMC: In the Season 3 finale, Kim takes time off while Jimmy tries to make amends. The series has not yet been renewed for another season.


The Story of China, 8 p.m., PBS: Host Michael Wood joins a family reunion on Tomb Sweeping Day, sees the first Chinese writing and first city and travels with a million pilgrims to a festival in this new special.

SERIES PREMIERE: The Bold Type, 9 p.m., Freeform: The new series is inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles and follows the personal and professional lives of three friends who work for a global women's magazine in New York City.


SERIES PREMIERE: Big Pacific, 8 p.m., PBS: The premieres of this series about the creatures living in the world's largest ocean. …

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ICYMI: Beyonce's twins; Cosby mistrial; Caitlin Jenner shooting joke backlash; baby gets free airfare for life

Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Tampa, Florida.

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Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Tampa, Florida.

Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days.


Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z haven't announced anything officially yet, but TMZ, Us Weekly and CNN were among the news outlets that cited unnamed sources on Sunday in reporting that Beyonce had given birth to her twin babies.

Beyonce announced her pregnancy back in February via Instagram, showing her hands cupped over her very obviously pregnant belly, and instantly going viral with millions of likes. She had to drop out of the lineup for Coachella due to the pregnancy, and the sex of the twins has been a huge topic on the Internet ever since.

The couple's first child, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, was born in 2012.


After days of deliberations that led to a deadlocked jury, a judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in the criminal case against Bill Cosby, in which the former TV star was accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. …

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