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    james corden and kanye west

    • During the latest installment of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" on Tuesday's episode of CBS' "The Late Late Show,"James Corden explained why Kanye West hasn't appeared on "Carpool Karaoke."  
    • According to Corden, the rapper was scheduled to shoot the popular musical segment and canceled at least twice — once shortly before it was time to film.
    • The host said that the last-minute cancellation cost the "The Late Late Show" $45,000.

     

    Kanye West is one musician who has yet to appear on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" segment — and there's a reason why. 

    Corden participated in a new edition of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" with Kris Jenner on CBS's "The Late Late Show" on Tuesday. When asked the explanation behind West — Jenner's son-in-law — not being part of the popular video series, the 39-year-old answered the question without hesitation. 

    "We've tried," Corden said. "He's cancelled twice, maybe even three times."

    To make matters worse, the rapper ditched the show moments before Corden reached his house to pick him up for filming.  

    "He cancelled once as I was turning the corner to his house," Corden added. "I was in a car, and by the time the call finished, I was sat outside his house and they were like, 'He's not in the zone for it right now, we'll do it another time.'"

    Corden said that the last-minute change cost "The Late Late Show" $45,000.

    For what it's worth, West sent Corden a "lovely" gift — a cube of flowers and a pair of Yeezy footwear. 

    "But we love him," Corden said about the "All Mine" singer. "He's my dream. He knows that. He's my absolute dream and we sit and wait."

    A representative for West didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

    This isn't the first time Corden has spilled details about a "Carpool Karaoke" segment that didn't go according to plan. In March 2018, he said that Mariah Carey was late to film, so he stole a candle from her house as retaliation.

    Watch the video below (Corden talks about West at 1:30).

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    Arya Stark HBO promo Game of Thrones season 7

    • "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams says she got to keep her character's brown leather jacket from set after finishing filming the final season. 
    • Arya's iconic sword Needle might have been a more obvious choice.
    • But there's a chance those weapon props are too valuable by now.
    • Kit Harington (Jon Snow) has previously said that his sword Longclaw is the one memento he wants, but the HBO crew have become cagey over the years about promising it to him.

    As "Game of Thrones" filming came to an end, at least one star was able to take home a cherished memento — but it might not be the one you'd expect.

    Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) revealed on BBC Radio One that she took her a jacket as a souvenir.

    First noted by Mashable, Williams said Arya's brown leather jacket worn on the recent seventh season (and likely on the coming eighth) was hers for life.

    Arya Stark Maisie Williams Game of Thrones season seven finale Winterfell Littlefinger

    "I can imagine it being something that I'm like, 'Oh, I was on this show once upon a time and this was the jacket I wore'," Williams said. "And my grandkids being like, 'Please stop.'"

    But what about Arya's legendary sword, Needle? 

    The prop weapon wasn't mentioned in Williams' interview with BBC Radio One. In the past, Williams' co-star Kit Harington has mentioned how badly he wants to keep Jon Snow's sword Longclaw — and why it seemed like a diminishing prospect.

    "There's only one that I've ever wanted: I want my sword," Harington told "Entertainment Tonight" ahead of the seventh season premiere. "The first season they were like, ‘Yeah yeah yeah of course,’ and as the seasons went on and the show became more and more popular and that swords value went up, they became slowly quieter about it."

    jon snow white walker game of thrones

    "And that’s why I’m hinting more and more," Harington said. "I'm like 'No seriously I want that sword.' I'm just gonna steal it."

    With filming for the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" wrapped, there's no word yet on whether or not Harington was able to keep Longclaw. Since it appears as if Williams didn't take home Needle, does that mean Harington's chances of getting Longclaw are even lower? We'll have to wait and see if Harington reveals his own "Game of Thrones" momento in the future.

    "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO sometime in the first half of 2019As we wait for the final season, read our list of 21 key predictions we have for the final episodes.

    For more great stories, head to INSIDER's homepage .

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    mary kate and ashley olsen then and now full house

    "Full House" served as one of TV's most successful sitcoms from 1987 to 1995. The show never failed to entertain viewers with the antics from the Tanner family — which primarily included Danny, D.J., Stephanie and Michelle, but extended to Joey, Jesse, Becky, Nicky, and Alex. 

    The series led Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (who took turns playing Michelle) to Hollywood stardom, though they prefer not to be in movies and shows these days. On the other hand, a majority of the cast members have continued to act — and you can watch them on Netflix's "Full House" spin-off, titled "Fuller House."

    Keep reading to see what the cast has been up to since they first caught the attention of fans on "Full House."

    Bob Saget played meticulous and highly organized Danny Tanner on "Full House."

    After Pam (Jesse's sister) was killed during a car crash, Jesse and Joey moved in with Danny (their childhood friend) to help him raise D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle. 

     



    In addition to being an actor, Saget is a stand-up comedian, director, producer, and writer.

    Saget went on to become a Grammy-nominated comedian for his stand-up special "That's What I'm Talkin About." His 2014 memoir — "Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian"— became a best-seller.

    The 62-year-old has also starred on Broadway and toured across the country for comedy shows. Additionally, you might recognize Saget as the narrator and voice of future Ted Mosby on "How I Met Your Mother."

    In November 2017, Saget revealed that he got engaged to TV host Kelly Rizzo. He later said that he popped the question while the couple was watching "Stranger Things."

     

     

     

     



    Candace Cameron Bure rose to fame for her role as D.J. Tanner.

    D.J. often shared words of wisdom with her younger sisters and later became a veterinarian (as revealed on "Fuller House").



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    • On Wednesday, Max Joseph announced that he'll be leaving "Catfish" after seven seasons.
    • Joseph, who was a cameraman and host of the series, announced his departure on Instagram.
    • In a statement provided to INSIDER, Joseph said that he's leaving the series to focus on his film career — although it is with a "heavy heart."
    • Nev Schulman will remain the series' host going forward, a representative for MTV told INSIDER. 

     

    On Wednesday, Max Joseph announced that he'll be leaving the MTV series "Catfish" after seven seasons. Joseph, who has been a cameraman and host of the series since 2012, announced his departure on Instagram.

    Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from Catfish. Working on this show for the last seven years has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my country and human nature in general. Nev and I have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes. For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it. With Catfish still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit. Although I have a heavy heart, I am also excited for everything that’s to come—for myself, for Nev, for our crew and for the show. Thank you for watching, thank you for the love, for the memories, and the memes. Don’t be a stranger. You know where to find me. ✌🏻❤️ It really was a fucking blast and I am eternally grateful for every second of it. 🙏🏻 ps, my final episode will air on 8/22

    A post shared by Max Joseph (@maxjoseph) on Aug 8, 2018 at 10:12am PDT on

    He elaborated on his decision to leave in a statement to INSIDER.

    "Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from 'Catfish,'" he said. "Working on this show for the last seven years has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my country and human nature in general. Nev and I have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes."

    He said that he's leaving the series to focus on his film career — although it is with a "heavy heart" that he does so.

    "For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it," he said. "With 'Catfish' still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit."

    In a separate statement, Nev Schulman, his now-former co-host, echoed the bittersweet sentiment.

    "Working with Max on 'Catfish' has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. What started as a casual friendship quickly turned into a brotherhood," he said. "Thanks to Max, over the last six years I've learned as much about the internet and society as I have about myself."

    Joseph concluded his statement by wishing his now-former co-host all the best with the series going forward.

    "Although I have a heavy heart, I am also excited for everything that’s to come for myself, for Nev, for our crew, and for the show," Joseph said.

    In May, MTV temporarily suspended production on this season of "Catfish" after Schulman was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman named Ayissha Morgan, who had appeared on an earlier season of the show. At the time, Schulman denied the allegations in a statement to INSIDER.

    "The behavior described in this video did not happen and I'm fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth," he said. "I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false."

    Morgan later filed police reports against Schulman. In June, MTV resumed production of the show, after the investigation found the claims to be "not credible and without merit."

    "Although we never received a formal complaint, MTV and Critical Content immediately engaged an independent third party investigator," a representative for MTV said in a statement to Deadline. "The independent investigator found the allegations made in the YouTube videos to be not credible and without merit."

    "Catfish," which premiered in 2012, is currently in its seventh season. In the program, Schulman and Joseph attempt to determine whether or not people in online relationships are who they claim to be. The TV show is based on Schulman's 2010 documentary of the same name.

    A representative for MTV confirmed to INSIDER that the network plans to continue the series without Joseph.

    If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can visit RAINN or call its hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to receive confidential support from a trained staff member.

    For more great stories, head to INSIDER's homepage.

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    law and order svuNow in its 19th season, "Law and Order: SVU" stands apart as the original "Law and Order"'s longest-running spin-off — and in just one season, it'll be tied with the OG "Law and Order" for number of years on the air.

    But the principal cast members aren't the only ones worth your attention. Throughout its run, 'SVU' featured countless guest actors, many who we'd now qualify as big-deal celebrities.

    In some of the series' most memorable episodes, these stars play the villains and milk their camera time in the best possible ways. Here, are celebrities you probably forgot played villains on 'SVU.'

    Kate Mara's character is a gymnast.

    Long before her starring turns on "House of Cards" and "Pose," Kate Mara committed an especially heinous offense on season 2 episode "Pixies" as Lori, a teenage gymnast responsible for killing a fellow student in the hopes of snagging her spot on an elite gymnastics team.



    Henry Winkler's role is a husband who steals money from his wife.

    Since he became a household name as The Fonz on "Happy Days," Henry Winkler been gravitated toward comedic roles, like his recurring part on "Arrested Development" and his supporting role on HBO's "Barry." But in season 3's "Greed," he crossed over to the dark side as the businessman husband of a rape victim who Benson and Stabler later discover has been falsifying his entire identity to scam his wife out of her money.



    Elizabeth Banks plays a murderer.

    Now super famous for her role as Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games," Elizabeth Banks took on her SVU-perp part in the early years of her career. She starred alongside "Saved By The Bell"'s aka Mark-Paul Gosselaar in season 3's "Sacrifice" as Jaina, the porn-actress wife of Gosselaar's fellow adult performer caught by the SVU detectives for killing the nefarious producer behind her career.



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    Grant Gustin

    • Grant Gustin slammed people who expressed negative thoughts in regards to a leaked photo from the set of "The Flash."
    • The photo showed the 28-year-old in a new suit, and people were dissatisfied with the design and how Gustin's body looked in it.
    • In an Instagram post, Gustin told people to refrain from judging the season five suit, which has been changed since the leaked photo was taken.
    • In response to people who called him "too skinny," the actor said that he has a "naturally thin" physique and tries to keep it in shape.

     

    A leaked photo showed "The Flash" star Grant Gustin in his red suit for the upcoming season of the hit CW show — and now he's firing back at trolls who body shamed him.

    The photo, which gained plenty of attention online, showed Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster for season five of the series, but the suit design wasn't one that fans have seen in the previous four seasons. Moreover, some people felt that Gustin needed to "bulk up" more for the role.   

    Though the 28-year-old no longer has a Twitter account (he deactivated it in early August 2018), he clearly saw the responses to the leaked photo. Gustin took to Instagram to address the situation. He called out those who judged the outfit's design and called him "too skinny."

    "So here's the thing about this bulls--- photo leak," he wrote. "It's a cool suit. That's a terrible photo that I was unaware was being taken, much less being posted. Some things need work and they will be worked on. We'll get there." 

    In a now-deleted video on his Instagram story, Gustin said: "Just try to withhold judgment. And f--- whoever leaked that."

    In his Instagram post, Gustin also shared his thoughts on people who commented on his body. 

    He wrote: "I've had 20+ years of kids and adults telling me or my parents I was too thin. I've had my own journey of accepting it. But there's a double standard where it's OK to talk s--- about a dude's body."

    Gustin went on to say that he's "naturally thin" and has tried to "stay in shape and add as much size as I can throughout these seasons."

    He added that "gaining weight is a challenge," and it is "greatly affected by stress," which "ebbs and flows for me throughout a season."

    The actor added that despite what people say about his physique, he is "happy with my body and who I am," and he hopes that children who share similar body types "feel like THEY could be a superhero on TV or film or whatever it may be someday."

    He concluded by saying that he believes fans will be satisfied once they see the official season five suit. 

    "Things have been adjusted since that leaked shot was taken, and more things will continue to be adjusted until it feels right. 

    Read this if you have good enough eyes.

    A post shared by Grant Gustin (@grantgust) on Aug 8, 2018 at 12:09pm PDT on

    After Grant shared his message, fans came to his defense on Twitter.

    For more great stories, head to INSIDER's homepage.

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    hip hop mean tweets

    • Hip-hop artists read off some brutal tweets for the latest edition of the iconic "Jimmy Kimmel Live""Mean Tweets" segment Thursday night.
    • DJ Khaled yelled out a rude tweet commenting on his weight that told him to "get his own fat a-- in shape." 
    • Awkwafina responded, "b----, I know," to a tweet that told her she sounded like a "58-year-old divorce attorney." 
    • Someone said Ty Dolla $ign looked like "the crab from 'Moana.'"
    • Lil Wayne gave the camera a look when he read a tweet that said, "Lil Wayne is what happens when you pour Four Loko on a gremlin."
    • Watch the artists react to tweets below.

    For more great stories, head to INSIDER's homepage.

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    • Nicki Minaj announced on Thursday that she is releasing her new album, "Queen," today at noon EST, a week before it was scheduled for release on August 17.
    • Minaj's album faced several delays this year.

    Nicki Minaj announced on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio on Thursday that she is surprise releasing her new album, "Queen," today at noon EST (9 a.m PST), a week before it was scheduled for release on August 17. 

    The album has faced several delays this year. Most recently, it was pushed back a week from August 10 to August 17 over a sample clearance for a Tracy Chapman song.

    Earlier this month, Minaj wrote in a since-deleted tweet directed at Chapman, "Tracy Chapman, can you please hit me," regarding the sample's clearance.

    "So there's a record on #Queen that features 1of the greatest rappers of all time. Had no clue it sampled the legend #TracyChapman – do I keep my date & lose the record? Or do I lose the record & keep my date? ‍do we push #Queen back 1week? Ugh! I’m torn, y’all help," Minaj wrote on August 1, in another deleted tweet. 

    Minaj also asked her fans to vote in a Twitter poll whether to lose the song that sampled Chapman or to push the album back one week, to August 17, and keep the song. It is unclear if the Chapman-sampled song will appear on the LP now that it drops August 10. 

    When Minaj took to her Beats 1 Radio show, "Queen Radio," on Thursday night to announce that she had moved up the release of "Queen," she said, according to Pitchfork, "I was gonna play the album right now but someone f---ed up. It's a lot of corporate drama in here."

    Minaj's "surprise" release date follows a years-long trend of artists trying to catch listeners off-guard with the release of their albums, a shift from the previous model of set release dates anticipated by a string of single releases. 

    In June, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped their joint album, "Everything Is Love," as a true surprise release without any promotional singles, following in the path of Beyoncé's surprise releasing of her solo albums "Beyoncé" in 2013 and "Lemonade" in 2016.

    Minaj's "Queen," her fourth studio album and first release since 2014's "The Pinkprint," has been preceeded by two singles, "Chun-Li" and "Bed," featuring Ariana Grande.

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    Even though some shows have been off the air for years, they're still some of the most popular TV series viewers are watching at home. Streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have made it easier for fans to access older sitcoms and anime series like "Roseanne" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" that would otherwise be difficult to access. 

    What are people in each state binge-watching the most? 

    TV Time, a social app which tracks shows fans and allows them to share their reactions in real time, provided INSIDER with data on the most-binged TV shows in every state.

    TV Time defines a binged show as any four episodes of a same show that have been watched in a 24-hour period.  The data includes shows viewers have watched since January 1, 2018. A viewer does not need to watch an entire show for it to be included in the measurement.

    A few of the shows are popular among several states, including "The Office,""13 Reasons Why," and "Grey's Anatomy." TV Time says this may speak to the power of over-the-top platforms which have easily accessible libraries at their fingertips for viewers to search through. There also may be more 30-minute series on the list because it's easier to earn a "binge session" by watching a half-hour show.

    From reality shows to old '90s sitcoms, keep reading to see if you watch the show listed in your home state. 

    Alabama: "The Simpsons"

    The animated TV show follows the Simpsons' family and antics of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie in their hometown of Springfield.

    While it's never been revealed what Springfield the show takes place in, for what it's worth, there is a Springfield, Alabama.

    Hulu has the latest two seasons of the show.



    Alaska: "Boy Meets World"

    The series followed Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) as he went from grade school to college to married life. 

    "Boy Meets World" is available to stream on Hulu.



    Arizona: "The Office"

    The US adaptation of the British series follows Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) and his office employees at the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

    "The Office" is available to stream on Netflix.



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    Kanye West on Jimmy Kimmel

    • Kanye West has responded to reports that he was left stumped by a question about Donald Trump on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", which aired on Thursday night.
    • Kimmel asked the rapper whether he thought the president cared about black people or "any people at all."
    • West took a long pause before the host cut to an advertising break.
    • Taking to Twitter, West said he "wasn’t given a chance to answer the question."
    • West upset people this year by declaring support for Trump, and, separately, suggesting that slavery was "a choice."


    Kanye West has responded to media reports that he was stumped on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" by one of the host's questions about his support of President Donald Trump.

    Kimmel asked the rapper if he thought Trump cared about black people or indeed "any people at all," during his Thursday-night appearance.

    West appeared to take a long pause, leaving Kimmel to cut to an advertising break.

    West took to Twitter on Saturday, though, to say that he wasn't stumped, he "wasn’t given a chance to answer the question."

    West continued by saying that, "The question was so important I took time to think," however, the rapper also went on to praise the "civil" dialogue that took place between him and the host.

    It looks like there are no hard feelings between West and the talk show host as the rapper ended the stream of tweets by saying, "I appreciate Jimmy and his team. You guys are Jedi's [sic]."

    Much of the interview that aired on ABC centred on West's views of the president, of whom he has been a vocal supporter in the past.

    When asked about Trump's capabilities as president, the rapper instead riffed on the concept of love, saying it "took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat, no matter what the consequences were."

    In April, West posted a photo of himself wearing the Trump campaign's signature "Make America Great Again" hat, upsetting fans who oppose Trump and leading artists including Chance the Rapper to distance themselves from West.

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    West was hospitalized for exhaustion in November 2016, days after saying he "would have voted" for Trump, if he had voted, at a show in San Jose, California. That announcement was met with boos and a few claps from the audience.

    He also landed in hot water this May when he said slavery "sounds like a choice." It prompted the TMZ host Van Lathan to say he was "unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that's not real."

    West said in a song that he told his wife, Kim Kardashian West, that she could leave him after the slavery comments but that she decided not to.

    Responding to a question Thursday, he suggested that he could design the uniforms for Trump's newly announced Space Force ("I'm into designing"). He also told Kimmel that Trump "is a player" when asked whether he was ever concerned about his wife being alone in the Oval Office with Trump while discussing the release of Alice Marie Johnson from prison earlier this year.

    Watch the full clip here:

     

    SEE ALSO: Kanye West was asked to explain his support for Trump in a wild interview with Jimmy Kimmel — and replied 'you can't explain love'

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    • Ruby Rose was announced to play Batwoman on the CW's "Arrowverse" in early August.
    • The character, Kate Kane, is an openly gay superhero.
    • Fans were split over the casting news. 
    • Due to backlash and criticism over Rose's casting, the actress deleted her Twitter account.

    Just days after being cast as Batwoman in the "Arrowverse," Ruby Rose leaves social media amid fan backlash.

    Last month, it was revealed that The CW was developing a new spinoff series centered on Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, an iconic superhero from Batman's corner of the DC Universe. While it wasn't surprising the network was considering another DC Comics-related TV show, especially considering that they already air six of them, what was surprising was the character they chose to pursue.

    The Arrowverse has subtly and not-so-subtly referenced Batman and his supporting characters in Gotham City for quite some time now, but finally choosing to dive into that corner of DC Comics is an interesting move. What's more, the fact that they're willing to further diversify by giving a homosexual superhero her own series is impressive, which is why The CW was looking to cast an openly gay actress in the role. After some time, the network found the perfect person for the part: Ruby Rose. But, apparently, not everyone agrees with the choice.

    Related: Batwoman Co-Creator & Arrow Star Praise Ruby Rose's Casting

    FandomWire points out that - due to backlash and general negative criticism about Rose's casting, ranging from her supposed lack of acting skills to her being considered the wrong queer actress to play Batwoman - Rose has deleted her Twitter account.

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    While she hasn't also abandoned Instagram yet, it appears that she's limiting comments only to people she follows, such as family and friends. Although Twitter has similar options for direct messages, the platform fundamentally operates differently and it's significantly more difficult to avoid abhorrent criticisms from fans.

    This news comes on the heels of Rose discussing her part for the first time only a couple of days ago, expressing overwhelming joy and enthusiasm for being cast as Batwoman.

    Unfortunately, actors and actresses leaving social media due to backlash and bullying, mainly from certain sections of fandoms that oppose their casting (or disagree with their characters), is a rather common occurrence nowadays.

    In recent months, "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown deleted her Twitter account after becoming a homophobic meme and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" actress Kelly Marie Tran erased her Instagram account due to nonstop bullying. Last year, Finn Jones deleted his Twitter account temporarily after arguing with "Iron Fist" fans on whether or not Danny Rand should be played by a white actor.

    While each of the aforementioned actors and actresses left social media for different reasons, they were all personally attacked for their roles, which is something that should be stopped — or, at the very least, curtailed — on social media. Thankfully, it doesn't seem like Rose plans on exiting the role anytime soon. She's scheduled to make her debut as Batwoman in the upcoming "Arrowverse" crossover event before potentially headlining her own "Batwoman" TV series on The CW sometime in the near future.

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    The 20th Teen Choice Awards are taking place Sunday, August 12 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

    As celebrities took the red carpet, no one may have done it better than the cast of CW's "Riverdale."

    Before taking home awards including choice drama TV show, choice TV villain, choice liplock, and choice hissy fit, see what the stars wore to the show.

    Lili Reinhart sparkled in a glittering, shoulderless pink dress.

    The ankle-length dress is covered in sequins and she had hot pink shoes to match.



    Her on-screen beau Cole Sprouse arrived in a more casual look. The two didn't pose together on the carpet.

    Reinhart and Sprouse notably walked the red carpet separately. The couple, who have been seen together kissing in real life off set and have shared their love for each other on Instagram, like to keep things private in public.

    Don't worry though, Bugheads. The two sat next to each other during the awards show.



    Sprouse did take a few photos with co-star KJ Apa.

    Apa was looking marvelous in mauve with bright white shoes.



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    • The former Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke appeared on Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series, "Who Is America?," on Sunday.
    • In a conversation about fascists and anti-fascists, which took place while Cohen's Finnish YouTuber character "unboxed" toys, Clarke ended up telling Cohen that "you don't want to take sides" regarding fascists in 1930s Germany. 

    The former Milwaukee sheriff and avid Trump supporter David Clarke appeared in a segment with Sacha Baron Cohen's Finnish YouTuber character in Sunday's episode of the Showtime series, "Who Is America?"  

    Cohen's character, OMGWhizzBoyOMG, first asked Clarke to describe anti-fascist protestors to him, and the conversation culminated with Clarke saying that "you don't want to take sides" over 1930s Nazism. 

    "Let's talk bout the dangerous people who marched in Charlottesville, or as they're called, Antifa," Cohen's character said to Clarke at the start of the segment. "What are they like?"

    "Antifa is an anarchist group," Clarke said. "They promote chaos. They come in — again, this is not protest. When you start trashing buildings–"

    Cohen's character, who "unboxes" toys in a YouTube show, suddenly interrupted Clarke to show off an unboxed toy called "Mackenzie Maple Donut," to which he made Clarke explain why the toy shouldn't join Antifa.

    Later in the segment, the conversation turned to 1930s Germany.

    "So if you were the sheriff in the '30s in Germany, and the anti-fascists were marching, the Antifa were marching, what would you have done to stop them?" Cohen asked.

    "Well, you have to act aggressively," Clarke said. "When I say that, you have to use force to disperse the crowd. You have to be willing to arrest people and take them to jail."

    "It's a shame that there weren't brave sheriffs like you around in Germany in the '30s, because you could have protected the fascists and let them speak their mind a bit clearer, and then things could have been done a bit quicker," Cohen said.

    “Well, you don't want to take sides,” Clarke replied, echoing President Trump's statement blaming "both sides" for the violence and death that resulted from last year's Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally. 

    “Of course, particularly not in Germany in the '30s,” Cohen said.

    Watch the episode on Showtime.

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    It's easy to project a character's love life onto the person who portrays them. But sometimes, this ease is due to genuine, real-life emotion shining through.

    Plenty of actors fall in love off screen as their characters fall in love on screen, which often adds an extra layer of pain when they break up (for fans, anyway). These 13 couples boast iconic, timeless, fictional love stories — but weren't able to make it work in real life.

    Gabriella Montez and Troy Bolton were the power couple in all three "High School Musical" movies.

    Troy and Gabriella are your average high school sweethearts: they bonded through spontaneous karaoke, weathered a brief summer breakup, and ended up attending college exactly 32.7 miles apart. But not before announcing that decision onstage to a cheering, clapping audience. 



    In real life, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron dated for four years.

    Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron began dating one year after meeting on set. They remained a couple for two years after wrapping up at East High, but their post-Disney Channel careers and growing fame led them to split in 2010.

    "Long-distance relationships are hard no matter what," Hudgens told Shape magazine in 2011. "When you don't have face-to-face time, it's just different. Having an iPhone helped, but it just wasn't the same." 



    Tyler Gage and Nora Clark were dance partners in "Step Up."

    While initially suspicious of each other, Tyler and Nora found common ground in dance. They fell in love and, as was revealed in the film's sequel, went on tour together after graduating high school.



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    • Ariana Grande and James Corden teamed up to recreate "Titanic" with a modern soundtrack.
    • On Monday's "The Late Late Show with James Corden," the two sang 13 different songs on nine different sets live on the CBS late show. 
    • Playing Rose and Jack, they sang songs including Hall and Oates' "Rich Girl," Lady Gaga's "Just Dance," and One Direction's "Steal My Girl." 
    • Of course they sang Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" when they recreated the iceberg scene.
    • They ended with a rendition of Celine Dion's "Titanic" hit "My Heart Will Go On." 
    • It's an incredible performance.
    • Watch the video below.

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    • The new TLC series "Dr. Pimple Popper" has been renewed for a second season, according to a TLC press release.
    • The show follows dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee (also known by her YouTube moniker Dr. Pimple Popper) as she treats patients with unusual skin conditions. 
    • Here are some of the best moments featured so far in the show's first season. 
    • Warning: This post contains graphic images.


    "Dr. Pimple Popper" — the new TLC series starring dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee — has just been renewed for a second season, according to a TLC press release announced Tuesday. The show will return with new episodes in January 2019, the release said.

    The show, which premiered on July 11, follows Lee as she treats patients with unusual skin conditions. So far, the first season has featured a medley of diverse skin issues, from overgrown but benign lipomas to rare, incurable genetic conditions. Lee summed up this variety nicely in a monologue delivered at the start of the first episode.

    "Your skin is the largest organ in your body," she said. "It is made up of billions of cells that can turn into some pretty crazy things."

    Here's a look back at some of the most fascinating stories (and pops) featured on the series so far. 

    1. The biggest lipoma Lee has ever removed

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    The premiere kicked off with a patient named Melissa, who asked Lee for help with a three-year-old lipoma (a benign fatty tumor) on her neck. Lee characterized as "the biggest" she's ever encountered. 

    The removal procedure had some tense moments. Melissa could feel uncomfortable tugging on the giant mass, and the growth was so large that Lee was forced to cut it out in pieces rather than remove it whole. But the surgery was a success in the end — and the giant pile of fat removed from Melissa's body was truly a sight to behold.

    2. The biggest cyst Lee has ever popped

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    The second episode featured another major milestone for Lee: A patient named Ronen presented with the biggest cyst she's ever seen

    Lee started the popping process by making an incision in the tightly-stretched skin covering the cyst. Almost instantly, a substance that looked eerily like cottage cheese began to gush out. This gunk, Lee explained, is the buildup of dead, wet skin cells inside the cyst. She compared the chunky contents to oatmeal.

    Whatever your preferred food metaphor, the pop was captivating. Each time Lee pushed on the cyst, more gunk flowed forth. To say it was like a waterfall would not be an exaggeration.

    3. The woman whose left side is far bigger than her right

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    Not every patient's treatment ends with a satisfying pop. Some skin conditions are more complex — and some don't have a cure at all. 

    The show's third episode featured a woman named Mary whose left side is dramatically larger than her right. She grows excess fat tissue only on one side of her body. Lee removed some of the extra fat using liposuction, then ordered more tests and consulted with other doctors to determine the cause of Mary's mysterious asymmetry. 

    In the episode, she offered a diagnosis of hemihyperplasia-multiple lipomatosis syndrome (HHML), a disorder that causes multiple lipomas and abnormal growth in one side or structure of the body. A dermatologist told INSIDER that the condition has no simple treatment or cure but is "extraordinarily rare." 

    4. The woman with "thousands" of tiny tumors on her skin

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    In a heartbreaking segment during the fourth episode, Lee treated Diane, a woman with neurofibromatosis. It's a condition that makes soft, benign tumors (or neurofibromas) grow on or under her skin.

    Even when these tumors aren't medically serious, their appearance can cause anxiety and emotional distress, according to the Mayo Clinic. 

    "This skin condition has really robbed me of my self-esteem because I am so tired of people looking at me strangely, "Diane said in an interview during the episode. "This condition, it just robs you of everything."

    The story had a happier ending: Lee was able to help Diane by removing some of her tumors surgically and with a laser. Later, in a follow-up interview, Diane said the procedures helped her gain some self-esteem. 

    5. The man who removed his own lipoma

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    Lee is famous for her lighthearted bedside manner. But in the fifth episode of the series, one patient encounter sapped her cheerfulness in an instant. A 27-year-old named Nick admitted that he'd removed one of his seven lipomas at home— without anesthesia — leaving a deep, indented scar. The confession left Lee visibly distressed.

    When Nick showed Lee a video of his DIY surgery, things got tense.

    "I don't think I can watch this," Lee said. "This is disgusting."

    "It's educational," Nick replied.

    "No, it's not educational," Lee responded. "This is what not to do."

    By the end of the segment, the episode's resounding moral is clear: Surgery is not a DIY project. 

    The sixth and final episode of "Dr. Pimple Popper's" first season will air Wednesday, August 15 at 10 p.m. ET. Watch all past episodes of the show on TLC's website or through the TLCGo app.

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  • 08/14/18--13:42: Why TV speakers suck
  • Each year TV picture quality improves, but the sound quality has not followed suit. As TVs get thinner and bezels get smaller, manufacturers start to sacrifice audio quality. Following is a transcript of the video.

    You just paid a ton of money for a brand new 4K TV. You get it home, you get it set up, it's mounted on the wall, you turn it on, you bring up Netflix, you put a movie on, and you can barely hear the dialogue. Modern TVs improve their image quality every year. So why doesn't the sound quality improve too?

    Well, TV manufacturers don't really put an emphasis on sound quality. TV design has changed dramatically over the last 20 years.

    TV Spokesperson: It swivels.

    The old CRT TVs had a lot more room for speakers. It was also much more common to see big entertainment centers with large speakers. That's no longer the case with flat screen TVs. Manufacturers are constantly making their TVs thinner and the bezels smaller. This has forced the speakers into the back or the bottom, making them very tiny in the process. The problem is, speakers need to be bigger to produce decent sound. And it doesn't help that they're often facing down or away from you. This creates a quiet, often inaudible, sound. Wanna open up your window or maybe turn on the AC? Chances are, you're going to miss some dialogue. But, there are a few things you can do to get some decent sound out of that TV.

    It doesn't take much Googling to find the solution. Buy another speaker. But the answer is a little more complicated than that. The two main forms of external speakers for TVs are sound bars and bookshelf speakers. Bookshelf speakers are what we traditionally think of when it comes to a home sound system. They usually come in pairs to produce stereo sound. You can even add more speakers to create a surround sound setup. Sound bars are a longer, single unit with several speakers inside. The biggest advantage with any of these speakers is the sound is actually pointing towards you. They also have larger and higher quality drivers which produce better sound. Many speaker systems even come with a subwoofer, adding much more bass than you would ever get with your TV.

    You can spend anywhere from less than 100 to thousands of dollars on a sound system. Do your research and read reviews, but generally, any speaker you get will be better than what came with your TV. But, if you just dropped a ton of money on a brand new TV and are looking for a solution that doesn't cost you anything, take a look at the placement of your TV. If the speakers are on the bottom, make sure the TV is propped up. Either by a stand or in a wall-mounted position. If the speakers are in the back, it may help to move your TV further away from the wall. That way the sound will be less muffled. You may have gotten used to the subpar sound quality of your TV, but there is a lot you can do to fix it. Don't let bad sound ruin your viewing experience. Don't let bad sound ruin your movie. You may have gotten used. Why can't I say it?

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    • Milo Ventimiglia was specifically asked to play Jennifer Lopez's love interest in her movie "Second Act."
    • The 41-year-old "This Is Us" star was on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday night to discuss the upcoming movie and said he got a call from his rep with Lopez's request.
    • "I got a call saying, 'So Jennifer wants you and only you,'" Ventimiglia said. "And I was like, 'Wow, that's flattering. I'm very flattered by that.'"
    • He said the first time he met her backstage at an event that involved their NBC shows. 
    • She stars on NBC's "Shades of Blue." 
    • "Second Act" hits theaters November 21. 
    • Watch the video below.

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    the keepers sister cathy murder netflixIf you are a true crime buff, you’ve probably already watched popular true crime series like "Making a Murderer,""The Jinx," and "Amanda Knox" and are on the hunt for a new, captivating show to keep your interest.

    Whether you’re looking for a true crime docu-series to binge on Netflix or one-off episodes you can watch with dinner, there are hundreds of hard-hitting options out there.

    Thankfully, we've narrowed it down to a few shows that true crime buffs should watch in their lifetime.

    1. The brutally honest interviews in "I Am a Killer" are bone-chilling.

    Netflix and A&E Networks teamed up to create what might just be the one of the most chilling true crime shows out there— "I Am a Killer." The 10 episodes feature an hour-long profile and interview with a convicted killer on Death Row.



    2. "Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist" is a true crime mini-series you won’t want to miss.

    "Evil Genius" is a suspenseful true crime docu-series on Netflix. It begins with the violent death of a pizza man after a bank robbery went wrong. In only four episodes, the investigation unfolds into a strange and unpredictable case that will leave you shocked.



    3. "Deadly Women" takes an in-depth look into the minds of women who’ve committed murder.

    With 11 seasons and over 150 episodes, "Deadly Women" takes a deeper look into the psyche of female killers. While the dramatic reenactments can sometimes be a bit over-the-top, this true crime show offers a new perspective on women who’ve committed murder.

    It was originally featured on Investigation Discovery, and many of the episodes can be watched on the official YouTube channel.



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    Netflix's "GLOW" is loosely based on the real-life women's wrestling and variety show "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," which aired in syndication from 1986 to 1990.

    The series about a ragtag group of women trying to create a professional wrestling show in the 1980s, is a fictionalized account of the world of women's wrestling.

    "GLOW" co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch were inspired to develop the series after watching Brett Whitcomb's 2012 documentary, "GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," which featured interviews with the original wrestlers.

    "We were so moved by the way that these women were talking about how this crazy experience transformed them and changed their lives, how it took them down these paths they would have never had walked down if not for this totally weird opportunity that they all came together," Flahive told Variety ahead of the first season's release on Netflix in 2017.

    Take a look at the real-life inspirations behind "GLOW" below.

    Russian villain Colonel Ninotchka helped inspire Zoya the Destroyer.

    Alison Brie plays struggling actress Ruth Wilder on Netflix's "GLOW." Though Ruth is a fictional character, she wrestles as Zoya the Destroyer — a Soviet villain with a cartoonishly heavy accent — inspired by real-life wrestler Colonel Ninotchka, who was played by Lori Palmer on the original show in the late 1980s.

    Like Zoya, the character of Ninotchka poked fun at the on-going cold war between the Soviet Union and the United States and was frequently heard talking on the phone to a KGB spy named Vladimir and would promise to dominate  over "puny Americans."

    In an interview with Uproxx in 2017, Brie said she intended for Zoya to be her own "monster," but revealed she watched Ninotchka's matches and "mostly wanted to steal her moves and voice."

     



    Super strong Mountain Fiji was the inspiration for Machu Picchu.

    Wrestler Mountain Fiji was one of the show's most memorable and beloved characters. Played by Emily Dole, Fiji somewhat inspired "GLOW's" Machu Picchu, who is portrayed by Britney Young on the Netflix show.

    Weighing in at 350 pounds, Fiji was one of the show's biggest wrestlers and it was nearly impossible to take her down, even with half a dozen competitors working together. Fiji was the heart of the show and beloved by fans and her fellow cast members. In the 2012 documentary, former wrestler MTV (Eileen O'Hara) said she used to call Fiji "Shirley Temple" because "she was so good and so forthright."

    Dole, who died in January 2018 at the age of 60 after suffering health problems for years, was a nationally ranked shot putter before she became a wrestler.

    In an interview with Meaww in June, Young stressed that she tried to make Machu Picchu her own character, but was inspired by Dole's "athleticism" and "how this larger woman could go into the ring and become this gentle yet strong presence."



    Self-proclaimed terrorist Palestina was likely an inspiration for the equally problematic Beirut the Mad Bomber.

    The original "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" prided itself on being as politically incorrect as possible. Since wrestling narratives rely on the clear-cut binary of good vs. evil, most of the wrestlers were caricatures based on cultural stereotypes rather than fully developed characters.

    On the Netflix series, the character of Arthie (played by Sunita Mani) struggles with portraying the Middle Eastern terrorist, Beirut the Mad Bomber.

    The character is loosely-based on Palestina (played by Janeen Jewett), a self-proclaimed terrorist, who would throw down against the show's all-American heros Americana and Babe the Farmer's Daughter— and would rile up the crowd by rapping,"I'll get you all, you're on my list/you can't escape this terrorist/so when you hear my battle cry/all infidels prepare to die."



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