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    Sacha Baron Cohen's new Showtime series, "Who Is America?," caused a stir before its premiere last month, as several Republican politicians felt the need to get ahead of the show in explaining how Cohen "duped" them to appear on it.

    The former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the former congressman Joe Walsh, and the former US Senate candidate Roy Moore were among those who preceded the show's premiere with statements explaining their appearances on the series and criticizing Cohen.

    In the show's pilot episode, Cohen, disguised as an Israeli "anti-terror expert," roped several Republican congressmen and former elected officials into voicing their support for a program that would arm toddlers with guns to prevent school shootings.

    On Sunday, in episode four, the disgraced Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, whom President Trump pardoned last year, told Cohen, who was in character as a Finnish YouTuber, that he would accept oral sex from Trump.

    Before the show's premiere, Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report tweeted a list of political and media figures he said Cohen had "finked" for the series, including Palin, Howard Dean, and David Patreus, each of whom we can expect to see in the show's final three episodes.

    Here are the notable people and politicians who have appeared on "Who Is America?" so far:

    SEE ALSO: Watch Sacha Baron Cohen trick Roy Moore into participating in a 'pedophile detector' test

    Sen. Bernie Sanders

    The show's first episode began with Cohen interviewing Sanders, the Vermont senator who was a Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, as a right-wing conspiracy theorist character named Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr.

    Sanders, with a perplexed expression, politely dodged and shut down various absurd questions on income inequality and other topics from Cohen's Ruddick.



    Larry Pratt, executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America

    In the strongest segment on the pilot episode, Cohen's Israeli "anti-terror expert" character, Col. Erran Morad, introduced Pratt and several other conservative political figures to a fake program called "Kinderguardians" that would arm children as young as 3.

    Pratt endorsed the program and, reading off a teleprompter, said: "Toddlers are pure, uncorrupted by fake news or homosexuality. They don't care if it's politically correct to shoot a mentally deranged gunman. They'll just do it."



    Florida congressman Matt Gaetz

    Cohen's Morad character interviewed Gaetz for the segment on arming toddlers, but Gaetz wisely sidestepped the topic, saying, "Typically members of Congress don't just hear a story about a program and then indicate whether they support it or not."



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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.

    batwoman

    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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    riverdale cast teen choice awards red carpet

    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.

    SEE ALSO: All the notable people and politicians Sacha Baron Cohen has 'duped' for his new TV series, 'Who Is America?'

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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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    As the year flies by, the list of canceled TV shows piles up.

    While there's been somewhat of a quiet period since May, some networks are still cutting shows throughout the summer, including USA, which recently canceled two series after three seasons: "Colony" and "Shooter." In June, Freeform canceled the supernatural teen drama, "Shadowhunters."

    ABC also canceled the previously renewed "Roseanne" revival in late May, after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. However, ABC announced a spin-off called "The Conners" without Barr coming this fall.

    Amazon kicked off the year with a slew of cancellations, announcing the end of three quirky comedies, including the Golden Globe nominee "I Love Dick" and the comedian Tig Notaro's semi-autobiographical show, "One Mississippi." It canceled Golden Globe nominee "Mozart in the Jungle" in April, after four seasons, and recently canceled "Transparent," which will end after the upcoming fifth season.

    The long-running "The Jerry Springer Show" is ending after 27 seasons and 4,000 episodes. NBC's "Timeless," was also canceled for the second year in a row. NBC reversed its first decision to cancel the show last year after fan outcry. However, fans may have a movie to look forward to that gives the series a proper finale, though no official decision has been made.

    We'll update this list as more are announced.

    Here are all the shows that have been canceled this year, including those from networks and Netflix:

    SEE ALSO: The worst TV show of every year since 2000, according to critics

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    "Jean-Claude Van Johnson"— Amazon, one season



    "I Love Dick"— Amazon, one season



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    "Riverdale" has some new surprises in store for season three.

    The hit CW drama left Archie's future up-in-the air after he was arrested for a murder he didn't commit, but season three promises a three-month time jump that will put his trial front and center at the beginning of the new season. And though the Black Hood was caught at the end of season two, he's not off the show for good.

    With the new episodes comes new romances and the introduction of at least five characters, two of which will be Jughead's sister and mom.

    While fans wait in anticipation for the October 10th premiere, here's what we know about season three so far. 

    There may be a wedding episode.

    During a TV Critics Association panel in August, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said there may be a wedding episode that "involves a certain ex-mayor and a certain ex-sheriff." That means Josie's mom, Sierra McCoy, and Kevin's dad, Tom Keller, could be getting hitched after their affair was discovered on the second season.

    Casey Cott (Kevin) and Ashleigh Murray (Josie) also told FanSided at San Diego Comic-Con that their families are moving in together.



    Kevin and Moose are dating.

    After finally kissing at the end of season two, Kevin and Moose are in a relationship. Casey Cott, who plays Kevin, told FanSided that it won't be simple, because Moose is still closeted.

    "Kevin, romantically, has a boyfriend who's not quite out of the closet so that's confusing and dark in its own way," he said.



    A flashback episode will feature the main teens playing their parents.

    At the TV Critics Association panel in August, Aguirre-Sacasa said the fourth episode of the season will be a dark take on "The Breakfast Club." Titled "The Midnight Club," the main teens will play high school versions of their parents. 

    That results in KJ Apa as Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), Camila Mendes as Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols), Cole Sprouse as FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich), Lili Reinhart as Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick), and Madelaine Petsch as Penelope Blossom (Nathalie Boltt).

    The episode will reportedly reveal a secret the parents have all been hiding since their school years. 



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    dr pimple popper tlc show taylor

    • In the season finale of "Dr. Pimple Popper," Dr. Sandra Lee treated a woman with a lipoma on her butt — but it's no ordinary lipoma.
    • Tests reveal that the patient, Taylor, has a fat deposit that's inside her spinal cord. 
    • It's apparently linked to the bump on her backside, meaning that any removal procedure could be risky.
    • Eventually, Lee successfully removes some of the bump to give Taylor a more "normal" appearance.
    • Warning: This post contains graphic images. 


    Fans of Dr. Sandra Lee's TLC show "Dr. Pimple Popper" will have to wait patiently for more pops. While the series has officially been renewed for a second season starting in January 2019, the first season came to a close on Wednesday night. 

    The show's first five episodes diverged from the types of pops that made Lee famous on YouTube. Yes, there were still a few bursting cysts and satisfying lipoma removals, but many patients came to Lee for help with complex, mysterious, totally un-poppable skin conditions.

    But the finale showcased Lee's most fascinating case yet: A bump on the butt that seemed like a lipoma but actually signaled a serious health issue.

    Here's a closer look at the episode. 

    The episode starts with Taylor, a 22-year-old with a lump on her backside

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    In an interview filmed at her home, Taylor explains that she's had the lump since she was born, though it grew bigger in her teenage years. It sits almost directly in Taylor's gluteal cleft — the body part more popularly known as the butt crack. 

    Taylor says a previous doctor told her the lump was a lipoma, or a benign fatty tumor. She had removed it in 2016, but then it grew back. She estimates it's roughly the size of a baseball. Even though she's given it a nickname ("Lizzie the Lipoma") Taylor adds that the lump affects her self-confidence. 

    "I can't hide it all the time. And every once in a while I'll be in a fitting room and I'll try something on and get so angry," Taylor says in the interview. "I can honestly say I feel defeated."

    Lee notices "warning bells" when she examines the bump

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    In an exam room at Lee's office, Taylor says that, despite having surgery to remove it, her lipoma has grown back even larger than it used to be. She also tells Lee that she's had the lump since birth — her mother noticed it when she was a toddler. 

    Both revelations strike Lee as strange. 

    "There's two warning bells," Lee tells Taylor. "One is, why did this doctor remove this ... and then it came right back? And then the other big thing for me is, a regular lipoma does not appear at birth. You get that over time. There could be something else going on."

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    Given the bump's location near the spine, Lee asks whether or not Taylor has had any nervous system issues with the lower half of her body. Taylor says no.

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    "It's never affected anything like that other than my confidence," she says. "I've never had any problems."

    Finally, Lee decides to order an MRI for Taylor and collect some medical records from her previous doctors. She holds off on any type of procedure, however.

    "There is no way I can do this procedure today," Lee says. "In fact, I think it would be dangerous if I did this procedure today. You're not born with a lipoma unless there's something else going on."

    Tests reveal that Taylor has fat inside her spinal cord

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    Taylor returns to Lee's office for her MRI results and gets shocking news. Lee explains that there is a deposit of fat inside Taylor's spinal cord — the bundle of nerves that connects the brain to the rest of the body.

    In a behind-the-scenes blog post published on her website The Pretty Pimple, Lee offered a more detailed explanation of the condition. She wrote: 

    "It was confirmed by the radiologist that this is a lipomeningocele. That's a fancy word for what is basically a little tiny strip of a lipoma inside her spinal canal. It's actually creating a tethered cord, meaning Taylor's spinal cord ... is being pushed to the side by this lipoma and is now stuck to the side of her spinal canal. The radiologist said it was an absolute miracle that she wasn’t showing any negative signs because of this… damage to your spinal cord in this area can create bowel and bladder problems, nerve function, even difficulty in walking… and all that could be permanent!"

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    On her blog, Lee also noted that Taylor's bump is a possible marker of spinal dysraphism. That's an umbrella term for different conditions in which the spine forms abnormally during an embyo's developmentaccording to the Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York. 

    Lee wrote that she's never seen a growth like this on an adult before because they're usually diagnosed when patients are very young.

    "Hands down, without a doubt, this is something that should have really been caught by other doctors, well before Taylor saw me," Lee wrote.

    In the episode, it's not made totally clear whether fat deposit inside Taylor's spine is actually connected to the bump on her butt — but that seems to be the implication. 

    When Lee offers to remove some of the tissue on the bump to make it more aesthetically pleasing, she warns that the procedure could disrupt Taylor's spinal cord. 

    "Remember now we know what this [bump] is connected to, and anything that causes trauma in this area could potentially damage your nerves that come out of your spinal cord," Lee says. 

    Though it's a risky procedure, Lee removes some of the bump.

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    After speaking with her father on the phone, Taylor decides to move ahead with the procedure. Lee removes some excess skin and superficial fat with extreme caution.

    "Even tugging on this lipoma in any way could potentially disrupt the growth within the spinal cord, and I don't want to do that in any way," Lee says. "By staying as superficial as possible I'm able to shape this well and make sure it looks good without really disrupting it."

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    When the removal is complete, Lee sews Taylor up with "two to three times" the normal amount of stitches to make sure the incision heals correctly. 

    And even though the growth isn't totally removed, the difference is noticeable:

    dr pimple popper TLC show taylor stitches

    Taylor is "ecstatic" with her post-op results

    In a follow-up interview, Taylor says she and her parents have decided to see a neurosurgeon to see if it's possible for her lipoma to be completely removed.

    But even shrinking its size has impacted her life.

    dr pimple popper tlc show taylor before and after

    "I'm ecstatic about my results," Taylor says in the interview. "Since my surgery with Dr. Lee I feel more confident. When I lost a part of Lizzie, there was a lot lifted off my shoulders."

    While you wait for the show's second season, you can all past episodes on TLC's website or through the TLCGo app. And check out a clip from the episode below:

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    jan fired the officeWhen it comes to the golden age of TV, there’s no denying that NBC’s hit "The Office" is one of the most beloved sitcoms of its time. 

    Since the series finale in 2013, the show has only continued to grow in popularity thanks to reruns in syndication and streaming services making it one of the most binged TV shows around.

    With each of the show’s nine seasons, viewers were introduced to tons of interesting characters, and iconic celebrity guest stars, many of whom went on to become series regulars. And while the core Dunder Mifflin crew certainly expanded from the show’s early days, there were plenty of minor characters that made a lasting impression … whether appearing in a few episodes or making repeat appearances across seasons.

    Some of them were pretty terrible (like Todd Packer and Deangelo Vickers) but others managed to totally win our hearts. These are the 12 best minor characters from all nine seasons of "The Office," in no particular order.

    The Prince family puts up with a lot.

    In his time as the head manager of the Scranton branch, Michael does plenty of awful things, both to his employees and to the world at large (Scott’s Tots, anyone?) … but the poor Prince family of competing Prince Paper definitely didn’t deserve his antics.

    David Wallace sent Michael to the small company’s office to check things out, and he and Dwight ended up stealing their client list in an effort to destroy the already struggling family business.

    When Michael nearly destroys the bumper on his car as he’s attempting to flee, the Prince family sweetly helps him out, and he still puts them out of business. Poor Princes.



    Helene Beesly (Pam’s mom) has some funny moments.

    Plenty of wonderful women unwittingly fell for Michael’s unique charms only to end up being treated totally terribly by him.

    Pam’s mom appears, by all accounts, to be as lovely as her daughter, and briefly dates Michael after her divorce from Pam’s dad, William.

    Of course, Pam and Jim aren’t thrilled by this, but they try to show their support by going on a double date with Michael and Helene for her birthday. Michael abruptly dumps her after learning her age, and she’s forced to run into him several times afterward. 



    Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration was part of a popular running joke.

    Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration quickly became a staple on the show, especially since Vance Refrigeration is located in the same building and on the same floor as Dunder Mifflin. He and Phyllis are the unsung couple of "The Office"— after all, who didn’t love his over-the-top Valentine’s Day gestures and the fact that he bid $1,000 for charity to hug his own wife?

    He was an all-around nice guy, gifting a mini fridge for the winner of Casino Night and even offering to buy out the warehouse space so that the warehouse employees wouldn’t lose their job if Dunder Mifflin fell victim to a shutdown. 



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    • The first trailer for season nine of AMC's "The Walking Dead" teases a relationship for King Ezekiel's guard, Jerry (Cooper Andrews).
    • In an interview with INSIDER, Andrews said it was his first on-screen kiss. 
    • He prepped for the role by watching a bunch of TV and movies.
    • He really honed in on "The Office" and tried to channel Jim and Pam's romance after watching a bunch of their scenes.

    When AMC's "The Walking Dead" returns this fall, we'll be saying goodbye to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and hello to at least one budding relationship. 

    The first trailer for season nine shows fan-favorite Jerry (Cooper Andrews) lock lips with the Kingdom's very own Nabila (Nadine Marissa). That's a little out of character for Jerry who is usually acting as King Ezekiel's bodyguard. 

    "I was excited about it ... just to know that Jerry isn't just shadowing Ezekiel all the time," Andrews told INSIDER of his relationship with Nabila. "It just kind of proves that this life that we're viewing is more than just trying to survive. It's also my first on-screen kiss."

    "I was like, 'I hope I don't suck at this,'" he quickly added.

    Andrews said he prepped a lot for the big moment. He used some other shows for inspiration, but there was one favorite he really channeled. 

    "I was watching all of these TV shows and movies, [thinking] like, 'How do you kiss?' Because I think I do it wrong. I think I do it weird," Andrews said. "I always watch 'The Office.' 'The Office' is now always on for me. I watched enough of Jim and Pam kissing throughout the seasons that I was like, 'OK. I'm gonna try and be like Jim on this.' So that was my best imitation."

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    From the trailer, it doesn't look like Andrews' first on-screen kiss. The actor admitted he probably didn't have the mintiest breath on the day of filming. 

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    "I think on the day I was just eating ground beef and onion and she [Marissa] was drinking black coffee. We didn't think about it. Whoops!" said Andrews.

    Andrews doesn't look like he'll be the only survivor finding love in the apocalypse during season nine. A close watch of the trailer shows Ezekiel getting pretty cozy with Carol (Melissa McBride). 

    The "Walking Dead" season 8 Blu-ray and DVD is available August 21. The show will return to AMC October 7 at 9 p.m. 

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    • "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix worth roughly $100 million, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told Variety. 
    • Barris' reported deal puts the producer in the same realm as Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, who have previously signed eight-figure deals with the streaming service.

    Kenya Barris has become the newest big-ticket addition to Netflix’s lineup of television producers.

    The “Black-ish” creator has signed a multi-year overall deal with the streaming service that will see him produce series exclusively for Netflix. According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the deal is valued at roughly $100 million — putting Barris in the same ballpark as recent Netflix recruits Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.

    Barris’ departure from ABC Studios, where he was under an overall deal, became official last month. But according to insiders, his release from his ABC deal had been secured several months ago, and the basics of his new Netflix agreement had also been in place for some time.

    Barris’ relationship with ABC began to show signs of strain in March when Varietyreported that the network had indefinitely shelved an episode of “Black-ish” that he wrote and directed, titled “Please, Baby, Please,” which touched on current events, including controversy over athletes kneeling during performances of the national anthem. Barris told Variety at the time, “Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it.”

    According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Disney-owned ABC’s concerns with the episode were related to comments that characters made in the episode about President Donald Trump, not to the football storyline.

    A month later, reports surfaced that Barris was being courted by Netflix for an overall deal. But his ability to pursue a Netflix deal was complicated by the renewal of his ABC agreement that he signed last year, and which ran through 2021. Barris had to secure an exit from ABC before moving to Netflix.

    With his departure from ABC Studios last month, Barris stepped away from his post as co-showrunner of “Black-ish,” but will continue to serve as executive producer. Barris also has “Black-ish” spinoff “Grown-ish” at Disney cable channel Freeform, where he will continue to be an EP.

    “Black-ish” has been a rarity among broadcast comedies in recent years — drawing solid ratings and robust critical praise, particularly for episodes addressing complex social issues. It also, when it premiered in 2014, was the first broadcast comedy in years to feature an African-American family. It has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards over its run, and this year received its third Emmy nomination for outstanding comedy series. It received a Peabody Award in 2016, and a Golden Globe Award in 2017 for actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

    “Kenya Barris is one of our great modern storytellers,” said Cindy Holland, vice president, original content at Netflix. “Kenya uses his voice to make audiences more aware of the world around them, while simultaneously making them laugh. His honesty, comedic brilliance and singular point of view, combined with the creative freedom he will enjoy at Netflix, promises to create powerful new stories for all our members around the world.”

    Barris added, “When my agents reached out to me about this little garage start-up called Netflix, I wasn’t sure what to think. But after I talked to Ted and Cindy, I started to believe that maybe this mom-and-pop shop with only 130 million subscribers might just be something… so I decided to take a swing… a leap of faith if you will, and take a chance with the new kids on the block.”

    With his new agreement, Barris joins the ranks of television’s highest paid creators. In the last year, Netflix has signed Rhimes and Murphy to nine-figure deals as it continues to grow its original-programming volume in an increasingly robust challenge to the traditional pay-TV business. The streaming service last month revealed an initial programming slate from Rhimes that includes eight new series project.

    Traditional media companies have been compelled, in the face of such tactics, to become more aggressive in efforts to retain and recruit writer-producer talent. Greg Berlanti in June signed a six-year deal with Warner Bros. Television worth more than $300 million that saw the studio take an ownership stake in his Greg Berlanti Prods.

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    • A mysterious helicopter keeps popping up on "The Walking Dead."
    • It appeared again on the season nine trailer for the show.
    • Cooper Andrews, who plays Jerry on the show, told INSIDER he doesn't think Jerry would put too much thought into the chopper.
    • But Andrews says as a fan, he wants to know more about them and thinks it could be from another group.

    AMC's "The Walking Dead" has left a few big mysteries up in the air, literally. While we're still waiting for word on Heath's disappearance on season six, the show also introduced a mysterious helicopter last year. 

    We haven't learned much more about it since Rick's ominous sighting on the fifth episode of season eight, but it appears Anne has been in correspondence with the people flying the chopper.

    The helicopter came up again in the season nine trailer featuring Anne and Cooper Andrews, who plays Ezekiel's guard Jerry, has some thoughts of his own on what he'd do if his character sees it.

    "I honestly think that if Jerry saw it, I feel like it would be a low priority," Andrews told INSIDER. "I think that he would try to chase the helicopter. Because in his mind I think ... we'd need to find where that's coming from. I think Jerry is more focused on what he can control and what he can handle."

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    Jerry's main job on the show has been to stay with Ezekiel and protect the Kingdom so he may not rush into solving something like the helicopter mystery right away. Plus, we know he has a new relationship with Nabila on season nine.

    Read More: 7 theories about the mysterious helicopter that keeps popping up on "The Walking Dead."

    While Jerry may be uninterested in the helicopter, Andrews himself definitely wants to know what's going on.

    "From a fan side of it, I really want to know where there's a place where they're still getting gas and being able to fly helicopters," said Andrews.

    In the trailer for season nine, we see Rick and his crew reverting to using horses and carriages to get around. 

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    Andrews warns that finding the place where the chopper came from may not result in a pretty answer. 

    "That might work kind of counter," said Andrews. "Someone wherever out there, a group, we don't know what can handle — what can hold a helicopter. So, I just really want to know."

    The one person who seems to know more about it is Pollyanna McIntosh, who plays Anne on the series. 

    Last season, Anne packed a suitcase and looked like she was ready to fly off. McIntosh confirmed to INSIDER in April that Anne made plans to meet with the chopper we saw arrive at the junkyard near the end of season eight.

    "She's certainly in touch with people that don't seem to be the people that we know already," McIntosh told us about the helicopter visiting the junkyard. "This seems to be some other situation out there. Is it an extension of the Heapster community? Is it another community? Is it a single person? Is it a group? I don't wanna give too much away."

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    The season nine trailer also hinted at a few new communities, including the Commonwealth, which appears in the comics. Maybe the helicopter is from them.

    The "Walking Dead" season 8 Blu-ray and DVD is available August 21. The show will return to AMC October 7 at 9 p.m. where we'll see Anne interact with the helicopter even more. 

    You can follow along with our "Walking Dead" coverage here.

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    • Don Cheadle said he had no idea Mark Ruffalo was going to ruin the ending of "Avengers: Infinity War" almost a year before the movie came out. 
    • The 53-year-old actor who plays War Machine in the Marvel movies spoke about Ruffalo's slip during an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday. 
    • "Of course I didn't know he was going to do that," Cheadle said. "I tried to stop him. You saw that." 
    • In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," Ruffalo said, "Wait 'til you see this next one. Everybody dies," but he started to say "half," which is the truth.
    • Cheadle said there was no fallout for the slip, but jokingly added Ruffalo's done doing press.
    • "He's done," he said. "He can't do press for any movie because he might talk about a Marvel movie, so he's just done." 
    • Watch the clip below.

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    serena gossip girlOn "Gossip Girl," the only thing more interesting than the juicy upper east side gossip is getting a glimpse at what the main characters in the show are wearing. This is especially true when it comes to the show’s two female leads — Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, played by Blake Lively and Leighton Meester.

    Fans of the show know that Serena was a big fan of wearing Herve Leger bandage dresses just to get a cup of coffee. 

    She loved sequins and a good cut-out dress, owned hundreds of coats, and was rarely seen in a pair of flats. Most importantly, she fully owned every single look she waltzed outside in, even if it was completely inappropriate for the weather or occasion.

    There are plenty of great Serena looks that come to mind when thinking about "Gossip Girl." Some were so good they’re hard to forget.

    Here are some of Serena van der Woodsen's best looks. 

    When she made her first appearance in this iconic Grand Central Terminal outfit.

    The first time we see Serena in the show, she’s in an outfit that doesn't do justice to her style in later seasons. Still, it’s a good look, and it’s actually attainable.



    When she walked through Paris in a cage dress and flats.

    This look is classic Serena — she’s pairing something outrageously expensive and glamorous with super-casual items for doing some shopping in Paris. For anyone else, a glittery cage dress paired with Oxford shoes, a blazer, a fedora, and a leopard print bag might look ridiculous, but on Serena, it’s truly amazing.



    When she looked like a Grecian goddess at the Hamptons white party.

    One of the best Serena looks of all time has to be the one she wore to a Hamptons white party during the summer. She resembles a Grecian goddess with her white gown, mixed gold accents, and elegant updo. This look is a favorite among fans.

     



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