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    farrah teen momIt's hard to believe that it's been almost a decade since MTV's "16 & Pregnant" premiered for the first time.

    Although some of the show's most memorable moms ended up starring on "Teen Mom" and its various spinoffs, many of the girls who were featured on "16 & Pregnant" didn't remain on-air.

    Here's what some of the most unforgettable moms from "16 & Pregnant" have been up to.

    Maci Bookout is now married with three children.

    In "16 & Pregnant," we saw Bookout give birth to her first son, Bentley, with her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards.

    Edwards was recently arrested for heroin possession, and he is now married to Mackenzie Standifer. They're due to welcome their first child together later this year.

    Now starring in "Teen Mom OG,"Bookout married husband Taylor McKinney in 2016, and they've teamed up in running their own clothing line together called Things That Matter.

    Together, they have had two more children: 2-year-old Maverick and 3-year-old Jayde.

    Mackenzie Douthit is building a fitness empire.

    There have been rumors that Douthit — who is now Mackenzie McKee — would return to the "Teen Mom" series this year, but outside of an MTV special about her life, it seems like she's staying away from reality shows while her mom is battling terminal brain cancer.

    McKee is still married to the father of her children, Josh. They have three children — Jaxie, Gannon, and Broncs. McKee also offers fitness coaching through her company Body By Mac.

    Chelsea Houska is now Chelsea DeBoer.

    On "16 & Pregnant," viewers watched Houska's toxic relationship with her child's father, Adam Lind. Fortunately, her and Adam have split.

    In 2016, she married Cole DeBoer, and they have two children together — 1-year-old Watson and a daughter named Layne, who was born in August. Chelsea and Adam's daughter Aubree is now nine and earlier this year she was able to change her last name to Lind-DeBoer.

    Chelsea still stars on "Teen Mom 2."

    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Riverdale" season three, episode four, titled "The Midnight Club."

    "Riverdale" has been teasing a deadly secret between some of the parents, and the truth has finally been revealed.

    On Wednesday's flashback episode of the hit CW show, Alice Cooper explains to Betty what happened one fateful night when the parents were juniors in high school. Little did they think their high school secret would come to haunt them as adults. 

    Here's everything we know about the secret.

    The parents' pact is connected to "Gryphons and Gargoyles."

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    The second episode of season three ends with Hermione and Hiram Lodge, Tom Keller, Sierra McCoy, FP Jones, Fred Andrews, Penelope Blossom, and Alice seated in Hermione's mayoral office.

    "We made a vow in high school," Hermione says. "Look, now that the scout is back, safe and sound, thank God, we can only assume that he'll start talking and that whatever he says might lead back to us, to the secret that we buried all those years ago." 

    Hermione then tells the parents about Dilton, who is dead, and Ben, who is in a coma, being found with blue lips. Because Jughead is the one who found the bodies, the parents know that they won't be able to sweep that detail under the rug. 

    "We made a pact to never revisit that night," Tom says. "Not to mention it, not to even think about it. My vote is we stick with that." 

    Hermione says they won't be able to do that if it's putting their children at risk. 

    Jughead and Betty learn that the blue lips are a consequence of a game called "Gryphons and Gargoyles." Jug decides to play the game with Ethel to gain access to the game's manual. 

    Read more: Everything we know about the deadly role-playing game 'Gryphons and Gargoyles' on 'Riverdale'

    When FP discovers the manual, he and Alice freak out on Betty and Jughead. 

    "This game is pure evil," FP says before burning the manual in a fire. 

    Betty goes to Alice to find out what the parents know about the game, and Alice tells the whole story. 

    They kept a deadly secret from junior year.

    jug as fp cheryl as penelope flashback riverdaleAfter ending up in detention together their junior year, FP, Alice, Fred, Penelope, Sierra, and Hermione find "G&G" in a teacher's desk. They start to play and quickly become addicted. They dress up, they follow quests, and they even sneak into the school after hours to continue their game. 

    One night, as they are prancing around the halls in costume, they hear noises and run into Hiram, Marty Mantle, and Daryl Doiley also dressed up and on a quest for "G&G." The two groups unite for an even bigger game.

    They all receive invites to a special night to "ascend to the next level of the game." Daryl and Penelope each think each other set the party up, but neither of them did. At the ascension party, Hiram hands everyone a drug called Fizzle Rocks, and everyone except for Alice takes it. The teens embark on a crazed night and run around the school.  

    Alice runs into the bathroom to throw up, but when she emerges, she finds the bathroom covered in symbols and the words "flip for your fate." On a sink sits two chalices and a coin. She runs out of the bathroom before running into the Gargoyle King.

    Read more: Everything we know about the 'gruesome' Gargoyle King on 'Riverdale'

    As she is running out of the school, she sees Principal Featherhead walk in. The next morning, Featherhead is missing. After days of searching, they find his decomposing body in a school closet with symbols carved on the door and a blue tint to his lips. 

    Alice gathers the group together to ask what happened.

    "There was blue liquid in the chalices when I saw them," she says. "Featherhead's corpse had blue lips, and the police said he had poison in his system. What did you guys do to him?"

    Everyone says they didn't see him or the Gargoyle King at the school. Alice wants to go to the cops, but the group doesn't want to. Penelope tells them that neither she nor Daryl set the quest up.

    "The chalices were just sitting there," Alice says. "Anyone of us could have drank from them, so whoever invited us to the ascension party was trying to kill one or more us."

    Despite Alice's protests, everyone decides to destroy the game by burning the manuals and hiding the pieces. They make a pact to hide the secret and everyone split off from each other.

    What this means for the kids in Riverdale.

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    Betty asks her mom who could have done it, and Alice says they thought it had to have been one of the group members. 

    "One of us was a murderer," she says. "Whoever poisoned those cups meant for one of us to drink it at the end of the quest."  

    Alice begs Betty not to play the game, and she promises she won't.

    Betty goes to school to check on some of the facts Alice shared with her, and she finds two G&G chalices in the trophy case at school. She goes to tell Jughead what she learns, but finds him at Dilton's bunker playing the game with Toni, Cheryl, Sweet Pea, and Fangs. 

    "It's all making sense," Jughead tells her. "All of this is becoming clear...I'm a level three, and it's only a matter of time until I ascend, and I get to meet him." 

    Now that Betty knows the truth and her friends are in too deep, it's up to her to figure out a way to stop it.

    Read all of our "Riverdale" coverage here.

    "Riverdale" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season three, episode four of "Riverdale" titled, "The Midnight Club." 

    "Riverdale's" flashback episode did not disappoint.

    Alice sat down with Betty to tell her a story from the parents' junior year of high school. To depict young versions of the adults, the young cast of The CW's "Riverdale" transformed into younger versions of the adults. The actors did a tremendous job portraying teen versions of the adults. 

    Here's how the teens stacked up to young versions of the adult actors. 

    Lily Reinhart was convincing as a young Mädchen Amick.

    Reinhart, who normally plays Betty, played Alice when she was still in the Southside Serpents. 

    KJ Apa nailed his transformation into young Luke Perry.

    Apa, who plays Archie, played Fred when he was a musician and baseball star. 

    Michael Consuelos made his TV debut as a young version of his real father Mark Consuelos.

    Mark plays Veronica's dad Hiram. 

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season three of "Riverdale."

    "Gryphons and Gargoyles" (G&G) is a dangerous game on "Riverdale." 

    The role-playing game, similar to "Dungeons and Dragons," has resulted in two deaths so far — RIP Dilton and Ben— and it's sure to affect more residents as the third season of the hit CW show progresses.

    Betty and Jughead are working together to uncover the mystery surrounding the game, and viewers are trying to do the same. 

    Here's what we know so far.

    How is the game affecting Riverdale?

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    The first introduction to the game comes when Jughead tries to ask Ben and Dilton what they are playing at Pop's Diner during the premiere. Dilton tries to answer, but all he gets out is "Gryphons and..." before Ben tells him to shut up.

    Later, when Jughead is preparing to go to Archie's trial, Dilton knocks on Jug's door in a panic.

    When Jughead asks who, Dilton eventually responds with, "The Gargoyle King."

    Jughead finds a paper covered in weird symbols and what looks to be a stick creature in his home after a visit from Dilton. The symbols lead Jughead to the woods where he finds Ben and Dilton unresponsive and kneeling in front of an altar with symbols carved into their backs. Dilton dies in the park due to cyanide consumption after mixing the poison with Fresh-Aid. After recovering in the hospital, Ben then leaps to his death out of the hospital window mentioning that he isn't afraid to "ascend" like Dilton was.  

    Betty and Jughead learn that Ethel is also playing the game. When they confront her, she reveals that Dilton had a secret bunker in the woods.

    Betty and Jughead later find the bunker and discover that the poisoned chalice Ben and Dilton drank from was part of G&G. 

    How do they play the game? 

    jughead ethel gryphons game riverdale

    In the bunker, Betty and Jug find coins with the Gargoyle King on them, drawings of the king, and various knick-knacks from the game. Betty and Jug also find the missing boy from Dilton's troop who tells them that Ben and Ethel were dating in the game.

    Betty and Jughead go to Ethel to ask more questions and Jughead asks what the "kingdom" means. He also inquires about the rulebook, which Ethel refers to as the "scripture."

    She tells him that he "isn't worthy of the king's scripture," so he asks if she can show him. But she says that only Jughead can play because Betty "will never be worthy, no matter how hard you try." 

    When Jughead goes to the bunker and meets Ethel, she is dressed in her Princess Etheline gown. She has him choose a character, and he picks the Hellcaster.

    "Good choice," she says. "That was Ben's avatar. I was supposed to ascend with him but then he betrayed me and finished the game with Dilton instead." 

    The game consists of a die and quests that the players must compete. Sometimes, they dress up in costumes to match their characters. 

    After getting through part of the game, Ethel presents Jughead with two chalices. When he incredulously asks if one of them is poisoned, she says it's "gargoyle blood." He drinks it to get the manual and is fine. But before she hands it over to him, she makes him kiss her because it's all part of the "scripture." 

    Ethel then drinks from the other chalice and starts to get ill. He saves her life by getting her to the hospital. She denies being suicidal and then threatens Jughead if he spills the secrets. 

    "I told him you were worthy enough to spread his gospel," she tells him. 

    What are all of the connections? 

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    The Gargoyle King himself is a terrifying creature who seems to be behind the rules of the game. Ben and Dilton die for him and Ethel bows to the creature in her hospital room claiming that she spread his gospel and soon everyone will join them. 

    Betty also suspects the Farm may be involved became the game seems sort of cultish. But Evelyn shuts that theory down when she says the first time she'd ever heard of the game was from Alice.

    FP and Alice also freak out when they find the player's manual Jughead hid. FP takes it outside and burns it after calling it "pure evil." 

    Alice, FP, and the other parents found the game their junior year of high school and played it. Alice found the two chalices and coin but left the school without drinking. Their principal is later found dead with blue lips in a closet with symbols carved in the door. 

    Read more: 'Riverdale' fans finally know what the parents' big secret is and there's a murder involved

    But it turns out that it wasn't the only copy. Someone, possibly Ethel, distributed a manual to every student's locker at Riverdale High.

    "By next weekend, almost every student at Riverdale High would be playing Gryphons and Gargoyles, and the real game was just beginning," Jughead says.  

    G&G isn't going away any time soon. 

    Read all of our "Riverdale" coverage here.

    "Riverdale" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season three, episode four of "Riverdale," titled "The Midnight Club."

    Wednesday night's episode of "Riverdale" flashed back to when the parents were teens and finally revealed the secret they'd been hiding. 

    Alice tells Betty how "Gryphons and Gargoyles" became a dangerous game and resulted in the death of their principal. But when Betty goes to tell Jughead, she finds him absorbed in the game. This role-playing game is dangerous, and Betty has to figure out how to stop it. 

    And as always, The CW show included a number of pop culture and comic references. We worked with Archie Comics to find 10 details you may have missed.

    The episode is called "The Midnight Club."

    Inspired by John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club," the flashback episode shows how the parents all became friends in high school. FP, Sierra, Penelope, Hermione, Alice, and Fred all end up in detention together like the cast of "The Breakfast Club."

    Anthony Michael Hall plays Principal Featherhead.

    Principal Featherhead was the principal at Riverdale High when the parents were teens and monitored the students in detention. 

    Hall played Brian Johnson, the "brain," in Hughes' "The Breakfast Club." 

    The teens make references to some items that may sound familiar.

    • Veronica mentions wanting to make "Fibes 20 Under 20" list, instead of Forbes. 
    • Young Hermione wants to get her Gamelad back, instead of Gameboy. 
    • Young Hiram gives the teens a drug called Fizzle Rocks. The name is reminiscent of the fizzy candy Pop Rocks.

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    • TV critics don't always get it right, and they've been particularly off-base on a few Netflix original series.
    • Here, author Caroline Frost lists eight Netflix shows that critics hated but that are actually worth your while.


    With Netflix's library of original content getting ever larger, it makes sense that people will tend to follow their favorite critics in deciding what to watch and what to avoid.

    However, critics don't always get it right. Though shows like "The Crown" and "GLOW" have hit the spot with critics and viewers alike, plenty of other titles have left the critics cold while winning over the public.

    Here are eight Netflix original shows that were dead on arrival according to their critic scores on Rotten Tomatoes, but that are actually worth your while. And it's not just me saying so, judging by their impressive audience scores.

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    Critic score: 61%

    Audience score: 81%

    What critics said: After an absorbing start, this family drama set in the Florida Keys stumbles to an increasingly "muddled" denouement, with no one left to like, apparently. 

    Reasons to love it: Even within a strong cast including Sam Shepard, Kyle Chandler, and Sissy Spacek, Ben Mendelsohn's charisma sets him apart and makes us root for him despite his role of official black sheep. The beachside family home is the stuff of gothic novels, the twists keep coming and, whenever the story lulls, the seascape along the Keys remains spectacular. 


    '13 Reasons Why'

    Critic score: 51%

    Audience score: 71%

    What critics said: While many critics joined in the general praise for the hit first season, nearly as many panned the second as a weak diversion from its initial strong premise. Some called it "unnecessary."

    Reasons to love itBeneath its glossy "90210"-like sheen, this goes further than any of its competitors in exploring the complex emotions of teenage years, with season two expanding on the show's initial mystery to give young grief the respect it deserves.

    'The Good Cop'

    Critic score: 52% 

    Audience score: 84%

    What critics said: This latest incarnation of the eternal cop duo, this time father and son, presents nothing new, only time-honoured cliches 

    Reasons to love it: The show brings some laughs, some mysteries, and a comforting, couch-sinking antidote to all the dark crime drama presented elsewhere. Plus, the chemistry between leads Tony Danza and Josh Groban makes for an easy watch. 

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    CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump are in another fight.

    This time, the White House released an allegedly doctored video to spread a fake story that Acosta overly aggressive toward a White House intern managing the microphone during a press briefing Wednesday. The White House then revoked Acosta's press credentials Wednesday night.

    Acosta and the White House have tangled before. Trump views CNN as his biggest media enemy, often referring to the network as "fake news" and insulting its reporters. And Acosta has a reputation for pointing out when the president or White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders say something false.

    Here are eight moments when Acosta sparred with the Trump White House.

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    After one of Trump's first briefings as president, Acosta lamented that he seemed to avoid tough questions.

    Following one of Trump's first press briefings after his inauguration, in February 2017, Acosta pointed out that Trump appeared to be calling on news outlets he thought would be friendly.

    Acosta told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that Trump only wanted to speak to politically conservative publications that wouldn't probe about his alleged contacts with Russian officials, which was the major story at the time.

    "In the last three news conferences, Wolf, all of the questions to the American news media have been handled by conservative press. I think, Wolf, there's no other way to describe it, but the fix is in," Acosta said. "This president does not want to answer questions, critical questions about his associates, his aide's contacts with the Russians during the course of that campaign, just as his national security adviser is being run out of the White House on a rail."

    After being confronted about Acosta being heckled, Sarah Huckabee Sanders spread a false story about US media foiling plans to track Osama bin Laden.

    Trump frequently taunts the media during his campaign rallies, and his crowds often chant "CNN sucks." The refrain drew widespread attention in July, when Acosta shared video footage of people heckling him while he reported from one such rally.

    Trump supporters were even denounced by Anthony Scaramucci, who had a brief stint as Trump's White House communications director.  

    When Huckabee Sanders, Trump's press secretary, was asked about the event at a White House press conference she deflected the question and stressed that journalists should "act responsibly and report accurately and fairly."

    She then pivoted to a long-debunked urban myth, alleging that US media reports foiled a plan to track down former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in the 1990s. According to this false story, journalists leaked classified information that led bin Laden to stop using a satellite phone, which caused the US government to lose vital intelligence about him.

    The fake story was previously spread by President George W. Bush in 2005, and debunked back then as well. A Washington Post analysis of news stories about bin Laden's phone determined that US media reported about intelligence agencies tracking his phone after he had already stopped using it.


    Trump ignored Acosta when he asked about five people being murdered in a Maryland newsroom.

    After a shooter murdered five people in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland in June, Acosta asked Trump whether he'd stop calling members of the press "the enemy of the people."

    Acosta shouted his questions at the end of a speech Trump gave celebrating the six-month anniversary of tax reform bill he signed. Trump ignored him and continued to call the media America's enemy.

    While some people criticized Acosta, saying he was grandstanding, Acosta later defended his behavior on CNN.

    "Listen, if they want to send me to hell, I'll still be shouting at the devil," Acosta said. "We have a job to do. I've said this times before and I'll say it again. They can kick us out of the briefing room, they can kick us out of the White House. We're still going to do our jobs."

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    • The pay-TV industry had a terrible quarter, shedding over 1 million traditional subscribers in Q3.
    • This could lead to some major strategy shifts from both traditional-TV and digital-TV players, and AT&T has already hinted at some of its plans.
    • Analysts at UBS expect AT&T to launch a new digital-TV service and reposition DirecTV Now as a low-cost skinny bundle.
    • This means some channels, particularly those of Viacom, are in danger of being cut from DirecTV Now as AT&T focuses on profitability.

    After a brutal quarter for traditional pay TV, which saw historic subscriber losses, TV networks are looking around nervously for which distributors can pick up the slack.

    But the word from AT&T isn't encouraging.

    In a note distributed on Monday, analysts at UBS took a close look at what AT&T management's recent comments indicate about the future of its TV business.

    "AT&T has indicated it is shifting focus from subscriber growth to profitability and is reevaluating its programming lineups to offer skinnier bundles," according to the UBS note. AT&T launched its digital TV package, DirecTV Now, in late 2016, and has tolerated bad margins in favor of growth. The service now has almost 2 million subscribers.

    But AT&T's sentiment has changed recently, and its goal is now to "stabilize EBITDA [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization] trends in the Entertainment Group," according to UBS.

    "AT&T's Entertainment Group is struggling," the analysts explained. They noted that AT&T Entertainment Group includes all the company's residential business — including DirecTV and local telephone companies that provide voice, video, and data services — and that EBITDA in the segment is down 17% year to date.

    To return the segment to profitability, AT&T needs to cut costs, and a good place to do it is with DirecTV Now.

    UBS expects AT&T to launch a new DirecTV digital-TV service that will be delivered through a branded streaming device and will be positioned as its "premium" offering and keep a large channel lineup similar to a traditional cable or satellite package.

    "This service is expected to more closely mirror the satellite product and enable the company to take better advantage of addressable advertising while avoiding the cost of a satellite installation," analysts wrote.

    In this process, UBS expects DirecTV Now to be repositioned as a "skinny bundle" of channels, allowing DirecTV to keep the price point the same but cut channels out of the package and get to profitability that way.

    That means some channels, which get paid carriage fees by AT&T for every package they are included in, will feel the pain as they get dropped from some of its offerings. One "prime target" UBS sees for this is Viacom, which owns channels like MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.

    Here is how UBS analysts estimate AT&T will price its offerings:

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    AT&T's change in focus toward profitability is not unique in the young industry of digital TV, often referred to as vMVPD, or virtual multichannel video programming distributor.

    On Thursday, BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield wrote on Twitter that all the vMVPDs were slowing to "focus on profits or lack thereof," except for YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, and FuboTV. He described the latter three as "playing the long game."

    But whether these providers focus on short-term margins or subscriber growth, eventually their cost structures will have to come under control.

    Even Hulu, which Greenfield said is focused on growth, has talked recently about creating packages that have a "positive margin." Morgan Stanley estimated last month that Hulu with Live TV did not break even on a gross-profit basis.

    Any talk of margin improvement is bad news for networks. For some, they will have to make the choice of bringing their carriage fees down or getting cut out of the bundle. Others with "must-have" content will have a better position at the table. But one thing is certain: Tough negotiations are coming for everyone.

    AT&T declined to comment.

    If you have any thoughts or information on DirecTV, AT&T, or the future of digital television, contact the author at

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    When "Big Little Lies" premiered on HBO last year, viewers were instantly obsessed with the drama-filled lives of Madeline Martha Mackenzie, Celeste Wright, Renata Klein, and Jane Chapman as they navigated the politics of motherhood. Ratings skyrocketed for HBO and a second season is already on the way with big changes ahead— including a multi-episode appearance by Meryl Streep, who will play Perry Wright's mother.

    But until 2019 rolls around, BLL fans are just going to have to relish in the masterpiece of the first installment, including the show's killer (pun intended) fashion. Not only do the affluent women of Monterey, California put their best foot forward in business and social endeavors, but they make sure their style is up to par as well.

    Read on for the best looks from the first season of the show.

    Jane Chapman set herself apart from the other Monterey moms with her laid-back, edgier style.

    The show opens with a mass carpool at Otter Bay Elementarywhere Madeline Mackenzie and Jane Chapman are introduced, and right off the bat, it's clear that Jane has a different style than the polished moms of Monterey.

    Her cool-girl glasses, combat boots, and skinny jeans not only have a darker color palette, butthey show she's laid back, but with a subtle edge.

    Renata Klein established her role as the Head Mom In Charge in sleek business wear for school carpool.

    There's a clear frenemy relationship between Renata Klein and the other moms from the start of the show, and her chic business attire at carpool establishes her dominance as the Head Mom In Charge(would you look at that tweed coat and minimalistic handbag?).You can't be a working mother without an on-trend wardrobe, after all.

    Madeline Mackenzie's bright and sunny sundress painted her as the ever-polished stay-at-home mom.

    If there's one thing Madeline Mackenzie is great at, it's giving off the impression that sheand her family are perfect at all times, and her bright and sunny outfit at the parent meeting in episode two shows exactly that. 

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    • Part of Paramount Ranch burned down during the Woolsey fire in California.
    • Some of "Westworld," including its Main Street, filmed there.

    The historic Western town area at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif., where productions including "Westworld" have shot, burned down Friday in the Woolsey fire, according to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area's Twitter feed.

    "Westworld" uses the Western town set to shoot its Main Street scenes. The HBO series is also shot at the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita and in Utah and other locations.

    Now part of the National Park Service and open to the public, the ranch has been the site of numerous productions throughout the years and was first started by Paramount Pictures in 1927. Among the films that shot at the ranch were "Caught in the Draft" with Bob Hope, "The Lake House" with Sandra Bullock, and TV shows including "The Mentalist,""Weeds," and "Quickdraw."

    "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" shot there from 1992 to 1997. Before the area was a public park, it was used for car racing in the 1950s as the Paramount Raceway, which was portrayed in the film "The Devil's Hairpin."

    The Malibu, Calabasas and Agoura areas are all under evacuation due to the fast-moving Woolsey fire, and numerous entertainment figures have been forced to leave the area, battling massive traffic jams. As of noon on Friday, the fire was moving into the Malibu area, where numerous valuable properties are constructed on the bone-dry, brush-covered hills.

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    Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead for season nine, episode six of "The Walking Dead,""Who are you Now?"

    One week after Rick Grimes' final episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead," the fandom has another reason to rejoice. 

    While a new group was introduced on Sunday's episode of the zombie drama, "TWD" also surprised fans with a rather subtle introduction to Rick and Michonne's son in the time jump. 

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    And he doesn't have just any name. If you missed it, INSIDER can confirm that Michonne's son is named after his father, Rick Grimes.

    "Yes, it’s R.J. for Rick Jr. That’s his name," showrunner Angela Kang confirmed to INSIDER.

    The show planted the seeds for Rick Jr. back on the third episode of season nine. Michonne said she was working on a charter for the future of the community. Rick interrupted her work and said he could think of some other ways to build for the future, by insinuating they have a child. 

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    For a while, fans of Richonne, the couple name given to Rick and Michonne, have been asking whether or not we may see Rick and Michonne have a child of their own. 

    "In terms of the baby, it’s funny. I don’t always read the online reactions,” Kang said in reference to many fans who have been asking for a Richonne baby. “I’m not unaware of it, but we’re so busy actually making the show in the present. I’m on set right now tucked away in a weird little room that I just don’t actually have the time to read all the reactions.”

    So how did the idea for Rick Jr. come about? Kang isn’t just adding in a Rick and Michonne baby simply because it’s what the fandom wants.

    “But it was really, internally for us, we were talking so much about, ‘What is it that happens after a war?’ And how do people rebuild and what are the things they do? And one of the things that’s true to a post-war society is there tends to be a baby boom," said Kang. "This has happened throughout history across cultures."

    The end of World War I and World War II saw massive spikes in birth rates in the United States and overseas. According to the US Census Bureau, between 1946 to 1964 there were 76 million births in the US. (That's compared to 55 million births for Generation X and 62 million births for the Millennial generation.)

    "It’s like a symbol of people’s hopefulness that maybe things are going to be better now. And, I think we wanted to show that Rick and Michonne were in a very hopeful place as they’re planning this sort of rebuilding of society, that they believe that they can create a world that is better for their children than it is for them right now," Kang said of why they chose to introduce another child to the show.

    Kang also pointed out that there was just something completely different in Rick's relationship with Michonne that he didn't have with Lori that made the idea of a child for the two of them make sense.

    "So that [the baby] just seemed like the ultimate symbol of their connection to each other, their commitment to each other, and it shows the travel that Rick has had since the time that Lori and Rick found out that Lori was pregnant," said Kang. "Lori was distraught, thinking this child [Judith] is not going to make it. [She thought] the child is going to die a horrible death and we may die a horrible death."

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    "To see, over the years, what they’ve [Michonne and Rick] achieved, what they’ve survived, and feel like they can have a child, and continue to keep the human species going just seems like something that was very right for where they were at, at this point in the story," Kang added.

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    Well, Judith is alive and thriving and she’s now the oldest Grimes to look after, and protect, her younger brother, Rick Jr., the way Carl did for her growing up. We hope to see more of R.J. during the rest of the season, including the moment Michonne learns she’s pregnant. Kang teased the show will fill in some of the gaps, so our fingers are crossed.

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for season nine, episode six of "The Walking Dead."

    Now that Rick Grimes has departed "The Walking Dead," the show has introduced its next big threat.

    This is your last chance to head back before spoilers. 

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    The end of Sunday's episode showed Rosita and Eugene flocked a giant herd of the undead. They hide down in a pit, cover themselves with mud and wait for them to pass. 

    The two then hear unmistakeable voices among the undead calling out to each other. 

    Three clear, grumbling lines are heard:

    "Where are they?"
    "They must be close."
    "Don't let them get away."

    For most, a lot of this scene wasn't too surprising. A lot of this footage was teased in a trailer for the final three episodes of this first half season after Rick's final episode. 

    The scene was also teased during the first season nine trailer, but it was very tough to make out the language. I've seen the moment a few times now, and it looks like AMC has dialed up the volume so you can make out that the undead are speaking much more clearly. 

    What's going on?

    When fans initially saw the scene in last week's teaser, many were immediately stunned.

    Others were a little confused and thought the show was jumping the shark.

    Are the undead talking now?

    Nope. That's not it. 

    Then what's going on?

    Those who have read Robert Kirkman's comic series know this is the introduction of the next big villains, The Whisperers.

    They're a group of survivors who travel among large groups of the undead. They wear the skin of walkers to blend into giant hordes and use them for safety. They were introduced in issue No. 130 of the comic series in 2014.

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    Their introduction came as a complete surprise because a character thinks he hears the zombies talking, only for it later to be revealed to be a living person in a zombie skin. They're led by characters who refer to themselves as Alpha and Beta. The group shows what happens when you don't try to rebuild civilization and instead devolve into your natural animal instincts.

    During 2018's San Diego Comic-Con panel in July, Robert Kirkman confirmed Samantha Morton will play the group's leader, Alpha. "Sons of Anarchy" actor, Ryan Hurst, will play the group's second-in-command, Beta.


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    Note: This story has been updated to reflect the introduction of the Whisperers on the show.

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for season nine, episode six of "The Walking Dead,""Who Are You Now?"

    Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead" marked the beginning of a new era without Rick Grimes, and there was a lot to be excited about. 

    We're six years into the future and most of the main cast is rocking new looks, Carol showed why she's still a Queen when she channeled her season five self on a group of Saviors, and there's a Richonne baby!

    From references to the comics and a necklace around Michonne's neck to a Shane nod that was easy to miss the first time around, keep reading to see what you may have missed on this week's "The Walking Dead."

    Six years have passed since Rick disappeared on last week's episode of "The Walking Dead."

    It's never made clear on last week's episode of "TWD" or Sunday's episode, but showrunner Angela Kang confirmed to INSIDER it is a six-year time jump that we see at the end of Rick's final episode.

    "She's [Judith] about four, four-and-a-half when we start the season and then we jump to her being 10 years old, much like Carl was in the comic book and when he started on the show," Kang told INSIDER.

    You can read more on what Kang had to say about the time skip and some flashbacks we'll eventually see on the show here.

    Carol wakes up to a phrase on the wall of the Kingdom.

    It says, "At times we crack only to let the light in." That's a phrase King Ezekiel came up with that is on the wall at the Kingdom. 

    He wrote a bunch of phrases like that on walls at his community. When Carol first comes to The Kingdom on season seven, episode two, Morgan wheels her by a wall with the phrase, "Hope is the North star, let it guide you" on her way to meet the king.

    Michonne is wearing a new necklace with a ring around it.

    You may have noticed Michonne has swapped her regular gold chain with a larger silver one that has a ring around it. The gold letter "M" is still there, too.

    The obvious thought is that Michonne is wearing Rick's ring around her neck, and it just might be his. It's tough to believe that Rick wasn't wearing his wedding ring — the one he always wears when he departed on the plane with Anne.

    INSIDER went back through high-res photos from season nine, episode five and it looks like Rick was missing it. It looks like he may have conveniently left it behind at Alexandria before heading out.

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    • Blake Shelton called girlfriend Gwen Stefani his "all-time favorite coach" and said "I love her" while accepting the People's Choice Award for competition show of the year on behalf of NBC's "The Voice" at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California Sunday.
    • "The Voice" host Carson Daly was also onstage and asked Stefani if she wanted to join them onstage. 
    • "I'm so excited to be with Blake Shelton," Stefani said. 
    • Watch the video below.

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    There’s so much TV to choose from that it’s really easy to get stuck on what to start watching.

    But we're here to make your streaming dreams come true by choosing what to watch for you. Every week, we put together a list of three great shows you should watch.

    Here, you’ll find shows you can finish in a day, and some you can at least get started on. We mix shows that have recently come onto the service with some old favorites you might have missed.

    From a new season of "The Great British Baking Show" to The CW's underrated royal drama "Reign," here are three great TV shows you can binge-watch on Netflix this week:

    "The Great British Baking Show"

    Seasons: 6

    Episodes: 60

    Since there’s a new slew of episodes coming to Netflix Friday, its a good time to revisit “The Great British Baking Show” or to catch up on the calming competition series as everyone is talking about it again. This feel-good reality show will make you realize you don’t actually know what baking is, and you’ll never feel more emotion than when a contestant throws out their Baked Alaska.


    Seasons: 4

    Episodes: 78

    "Reign" isn't usually historically accurate, but it is a good, easy and dramatic binge well-suited for people who love historical content. The first season is a bit of a drag, but by the end of its run on The CW in 2017, it had gained momentum, burning through plots at a rapid pace that make it worth watching. 


    Seasons: 1

    Episodes: 6

    Netflix description: After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a major proponent of the conflict he fought in.

    We recommended this fast-paced British series starring Richard Madden (Robb Stark from "Game of Thrones") a few weeks ago, but we're telling you again, because it's so good. The show excels at surprising viewers, and will leave you on the edge of your seat. What it lacks in thoughtful character development, it makes up for in intense action sequences and an engrossing, though far-fetched plot.

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    The biggest food holiday of the year is nearly upon us!

    With just a handful of days to go until Thanksgiving, I've been observing my annual tradition of marathon-watching cooking shows as inspiration. Unlike years past where I might've tuned in to the Food Network or some such, these days all the best cooking shows are online. 

    Whether you're Binging with Bab ish, watching Matty Matheson scream around a kitchen, or going traditional with Julia Child, there are plenty of great options on YouTube right now to get you ready for the big day.

    These are the best of what's available:

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    1. Food Wishes

    Chef John's Food Wishes is my personal favorite YouTube channel about cooking. Not only does he have years of experience, but he's a hilariously quirky man. 

    Moreover, Chef John's been doing the YouTube thing longer than most in the game — his videos go back 10 years! Before that, he was doing the actual chef thing as John Mitzewich, working in kitchens for years and eventually teaching at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. 

    His videos range from simple to complex, American comfort food to ancient Roman throwbacks. And yes, of course, he has a ton of Thanksgiving recipe ideas and techniques for you to gobble down.

    Here's a direct link to Chef John's Thanksgiving side dishes playlist.

    And here's Chef John's main turkey video, aimed directly at first-time turkey roasters:

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    2. Matty Matheson (and Munchies in general)

    Matty Matheson is abrasive and loud and he swears a lot, which is exactly what makes him so delightful. He's the punk rock chef the internet needs. 

    Maybe you've seen him on his excellent, often ridiculous show, "Keep It Canada." Or maybe you've seen him on his newer show, "Dead Set On Life." Before he was doing any of that stuff, he was making excellent how-to videos for Vice's food publication, Munchies. 

    Matty was a working chef for years before he became a food star on YouTube (and now, on TV, with Viceland). He brings years of professional experience to his lessons, and his presentation is unlike anyone else before him. 

    Check out his how-to videos on Munchies right here.

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    • "X-Men" star Hugh Jackman shared a memory of "creative genius" Stan Lee, who died Monday at the age of 95, while on CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" Monday night. 
    • Jackman said he was on a red carpet at Comic-Con one year and expected some excitement because he was Wolverine, but he was shown up by Lee.
    • "I was the only one on there, and no one was taking my photo because at the other end was Stan Lee, and there was about 300 photographers and interviewers just all on Stan," he said.
    • Watch the interview below.

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    • After months of speculation, HBO finally announced that "Game of Thrones" is officially returning in April 2019 for its eighth and final season.
    • Fans have been waiting since the seventh season ended in August 2017, and the network posted a dramatic video on Twitter of some of the show's most heart-wrenching and memorable scenes — from the Red Wedding to the Battle of the Bastards — to announce the news.
    • "Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone," the tweet said.
    • Watch the video below.

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    love and hip . hop castIt's been seven years since producer Mona Scott-Young introduced the world to the "Love & Hip Hop" franchise and though it may not feel like it, a lot of the cast has come and gone.

    Airing with the original cast in 2011, the then-four member cast show chronicled the lives of two hip-hop girlfriends, one singer, and one rapper. Since then, the show and cast has gotten much bigger.

    Here's where some of the show's most memorable stars are now. 

    Jim Jones was one of the founding cast members.

    If you were one of the many who started watching the franchise in season one, then you'll remember that Dipset rapper Jim Jones was a member of the founding cast.

    He and then-girlfriend turned fiancé Chrissy Lampkin appeared on the first two seasons showcasing their personal lives, the development of his clothing line, and the ins and outs of his rap career.

    Jim Jones has been on television a few more times.

    Since his time on the show ended, he and Lampkin appeared in their own VH1 spin-off, "Chrissy & Mr. Jones" for two seasons. 

    In 2016, he and Lampkin appeared in another reality show titled "Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never" that aired on WeTV.

    In early 2018, the couple also appeared on another WeTV franchise: "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars." Currently, TMZ  reports he is facing five felony charges after being arrested in June in Georgia.

    Chrissy Lampkin had some memorable antics.

    Though not much was known of the reality star in 2011, it wasn't long before she made a name for herself through her unforgettable antics on the show.

    From countless fights and arguments (remember that brawl that ensued between her to Kimbella?) to her proposing to Jim Jones on national TV, Chrissy Lampkin might be one of the most missed characters from the franchise.

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    New titles come and go on Netflix every week, but choosing what to stream can be difficult.

    INSIDER has rounded up the newly arrived movies and TV shows on Netflix are actually worth watching.

    This week's titles include Netflix's new "Narcos" series and Christmas movie "The Princess Switch." 

    New movies and TV shows coming this week:


    "Narcos: Mexico" (TV show — coming Friday, November 16):"Narcos" returns with a new cast and setting. The series moves to 1980s Mexico and documents the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel. Diego Luna and Michael Peña star. 

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    "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (Movie — coming Friday, November 16): Directors Joel and Ethan Coen are at the helm of this Western anthology movie that covers six different chapters. Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, and Zoe Kazan are among the cast. 

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    "The Princess Switch"— (Movie — coming Friday, November 16): Vanessa Hudgens plays two different women who look the same in this Christmas take on "The Parent Trap." Stacy, a commoner from Chicago, switches places with Margaret, the Duchess of Montenaro. Sam Palladio and Nick Sagar also star. 

    The Pixar Story

    "The Pixar Story"— (Movie — coming Sunday, November 18): This documentary tells the history of Pixar Animation Studios and features interviews with creators like George Lucas and actors including Tom Hanks and Billy Crystal. With new teasers for "Toy Story 4" being released, it's a good week to reflect on the past.

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