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What to watch this weekend: 'GLOW,' second season of 'Preacher'

Alison Brie, left, and Betty Gilpin in GLOW on Netflix.


Alison Brie, left, and Betty Gilpin in GLOW on Netflix.

Ready to rumble: GLOW

Four words: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Yes, the fluorescent, body-slamming soap opera GLOW starring a cast of exaggerated characters is back, this time as a fictionalized Netflix series. Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) stars as Ruth, a down-on-her-luck actor struggling to make it in Hollywood. She slowly but surely finds her calling with GLOW, a new TV show created by B-movie director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron). Alongside the best friend she scorned (Betty Gilpin, Nurse Jackie) and a dozen other ragtag women, Ruth becomes a showstopping wrestling character. The quirky comedy comes from the creators of Orange Is the New Black and features plenty of big hair, blue eye shadow and neon leotards and is punctuated by '80s hits like Patty Smyth's The Warrior and Tears for Fears' Head Over Heels. Can we please get a soundtrack, Netflix? Now streaming on Netflix.

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

REVIEW: GLOW is full of campy '80s ladies wrestling goodness

Finding God: Preacher …

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Prada is selling a $185 paperclip. Excuse me, what?


Prada is selling a $185 paperclip. File that (with regular office supplies) under things you don't need.

Barney's is selling the $185 sterling silver "paperclip-shaped money clip" with "Prada" embossed on one side. Not that anyone would be able to read something that small.

For you peasants, there is a sterling silver paperclip without the "Prada" stamp for a totally reasonable $150.

Still on the fence about buying? The Prada paperclip is 6.25cm length x 2.25cm width, a whole smidge longer than your average, run-of-the-mill paperclip.

The Twitter hate is strong. Guess you're off the hook for now, man bun Ken.

Lmaoooo this the talking Microsoft paperclip ???

$185 for a paperclip? This thing better be able to hold my life together..

Ready for another round of “ridiculous things I've ever seen”? I present to you, a 185$ paper clip. I can't.

Every time I think we've reached Peak Stupid, something else even stupider happens

it's a money clip not a paperclip. you know for holding all the money you just spent on something just because it says prada

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Watch: Gorilla dances like a 'maniac' in kiddie pool

Zola, a gorilla who resides at the Dallas Zoo, has gone viral after showing off his dance moves.

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Zola, a gorilla who resides at the Dallas Zoo, has gone viral after showing off his dance moves.

How to make Friday even better? Watch a gorilla spinning and dancing in a kiddie pool.

Up the ante and add "Maniac" from the "Flashdance" soundtrack.Then watch it again and again and again.

The original video, posted by the Dallas Zoo, has become a viral success and shows Zola the Gorilla killing it in a little blue pool. 


If that isn't satisfying enough, watch the fan-upgraded video with "Maniac" added to the mix and try not to be filled with pure joy. 

I added some music to this.

This isn't the first time Zola's moves have attracted attention, as a video of him splashing his feet at the Calgary Zoo went viral a few years ago.

Trainers at the zoo said the ape's magnificent twirls are all him and were not trained in any way. He's a natural.






Zola is officially the King Kong of dance and today is hereby dubbed #FlashdanceFriday. Forever.

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


'Bachelor in Paradise'

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

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

On Tuesday, Warner Bros. addressed the controversy.

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

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

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

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John Green will publish a new novel in October

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydelle Noel, left, and Kia Stevens in GLOW.

Sydelle Noel, left, and Kia Stevens in GLOW.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Who are the Weed Nuns you might ask?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lorde apologizes for autoimmune disease friendship comparison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Copeland in The Mist on Spike


Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Copeland in The Mist on Spike

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is this your first foray into American television? …

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hire surrogate for third child

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

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

We might have another family member to keep up with.

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

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

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

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

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

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Ken doll's new man bun gets trolled on Twitter


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Morgan Spector in The Mist, premiering Thursday on Spike.


Morgan Spector in The Mist, premiering Thursday on Spike.

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

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

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

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


Gus Birney and Alyssa Sutherland in The Mist.

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

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Actor Miles Teller denies reports of arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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