In one study, Apple Watch Series 4 was near-perfect in flagging healthy vs. irregular rates

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Much has been made since the unveiling this week of the new Apple Watch, which sports an abundance of health-focused features like its fall-detection and the ability to take an electrocardiogram.

Buried in this skeptical piece from Quartz, which argues that the new watch’s features “aren’t all that impressive,” we also get a look at study results that seem a bit incongruous to include in a piece that’s dubious about the watch. In order to get FDA clearance for the inclusion and marketing of the watch’s ECG features, Apple and Stanford University conducted a study of a little less than 600 people, the results of which were submitted to the FDA for review.

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Learn how to become a web developer with this $39 online training series

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If you’re interested in a career in coding and developing web projects, you’re going to need more than “a season of watching Silicon Valley” on your résumé. A solid foundation in technical skills is required as a minimum. But paying for several semesters of schooling is simply not feasible for a lot of people. 

Luckily, there are several interactive web-based online courses that can provide you with the necessary training to help you get your foot in the door. One of the best options is the 2019 Interactive Coding Bootcamp offered by Upskill. Read more…

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Roundabout Announces Winners for Columbia@Roundabout Reading Series

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic DirectorCEO and Columbia University School of the Arts Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty just announced the winners of ColumbiaRoundabout’s 2018 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout’s Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. Five finalists have also received cash prizes in recognition of their exceptional work. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award-winning, not-for-profit theatre. The reading series is made possible by a grant from The Tow Foundation.
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When is American Vandal season 2 on Netflix, what’s the trailer and who’s in the cast for this series?

THE true crime genre has sky rocketed over the last five years or so. First came Serial and Making a Murderer, then Netflix brought us something we didn’t even know we needed – the true crime mockumentary!

Now, American Vandal is returning for a second series. Here’s everything you need to know…

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What is American Vandal about?

American Vandal first aired on Netflix back in September 2017.

The first season followed the lives of several high-schoolers – namely the school prankster, Dylan Maxwell.

Maxwell is accused of spray painting phallic symbols on teachers’ cars and is suspended from school because of it.

Aspiring documentary maker and classmate of Maxwell’s, Peter Maldonado, delves into the crime and to find out whether Dylan is indeed the culprit, or whether he is in fact a scapegoat.

Season 2 of the true crime satire moves away from Dylan and focuses on a new character – “The Turd Burglar”.

Fans will be pleased to know, however, that Peter and his mate Sam return to investigate this new conundrum.

“The Turd Burglar” strikes at an elite Catholic school, pulling poo-related pranks on his fellow classmates.

Only time will tell if Peter and Sam get to the bottom of things.

When is American Vandal season 2 on Netflix?

American Vandal season 2 is set to drop on Netflix UK on Friday, September 14, 2018.

The number of episodes in this season have yet to be confirmed, but they are expected to be released in one go – so you can binge away.

For those who haven’t seen it, season 1 is currently available on Netflix.

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Season 2 moves away from the plight of Dylan Maxwell and takes on a new mystery
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Who’s in the cast?

This year’s cast has not been announced yet, but we do know Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) are back.

As season two is about a new mystery, the majority of the original cast members will not appear this time round.

 

 

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In a landmark move, streaming service giant Netflix has unveiled its first Mexican reality series, set to bow worldwide on Sept. 28. The reality show “Made in Mexico” casts a light on Mexico City’s wealthy families and their opulent lifestyles as it trails nine socialites and the expats vying for a spot in their rarefied […]

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Paul Rudd is getting a Netflix comedy series from the directors of “Little Miss Sunshine.” Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are helming the new show, titled “Living With Yourself.” Rudd will play dual roles in the series, which follows a man struggling in life, who undergoes a new treatment to become a better person. Dayton and […]

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Jean-Luc Picard is back, baby! Sir Patrick Stewart has a new Star Trek series

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Well played, CBS All Access. Well played, indeed.

Star Trek may be the biggest property CBS owns, and now a new Trek series is coming starring Sir Patrick Stewart once again as his Next Generation Enterprise captain, Jean-Luc Picard. Much like Star Trek: Discovery, it’s going to be a CBS All Access-exclusive series.

That ought to bring a few new subscribers in.

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Octavia Spencer to play first black, self-made female millionaire Madam C.J. Walker in Netflix series produced by Lebron James

Octavia Spencer is set to play the nation’s first black, self-made female millionaire in an upcoming Netflix series.

The 46-year-old Oscar winner will play Madam C.J. Walker, an entrepreneur who built a beauty and hair care empire in the early 1900s, Netflix announced Sunday.

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Coen Brothers Transform Their Western Series Into a Movie; Here's Everything We Know

Masters of surprise on the big screen, Joel Coen and his brother Ethan Coen (Hail, Caesar!, above) announced in January 2017 that they had written and planned to direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, described as an "event anthology set in the Old West." Later in the year, we heard that Netflix acquired the series and that it would feature six episodes. Tim Blake Nelson was set to star as Buster Scruggs, with the series expected to launch in 2018.

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Shonda Rhimes Announces 8 New Netflix Original Series

Acclaimed TV producer Shonda Rhimes has eight original Neflix productions in the works. Rhimes, the showrunner who created hit series like How to Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal, left her longtime home at ABC Studios in 2017 and moved her Shondaland production company to Netflix. In return, the TV mogul signed a lucrative nine-figure deal with the streaming giant.

Rhimes’ first original production on Netflix will be based on the life of Anna Sorokin, a 27-year-old socialite who scammed banks, businesses, and her wealthy friends into financing her lavish lifestyle. Sorokin, who went by the alias Anna Delvey, was eventually busted for six counts of grand larceny and theft of services in October of last year. The slate of Shondaland productions also includes a documentary on Debbie Allen’s reimagining of The Nutcracker and a series based on investor and activist Ellen Pao’s memoir adaption.

“I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place where we expand the types of stories we tell, where my fellow talented creatives could thrive and make their best work and where we as a team come to the office each day filled with excitement,” Rhimes said in a statement, reports the L.A. Times. “This is Shondaland 2.0.”

According to The L.A. Times, here’s a rundown of each of the projects Rhimes will launch on Netflix:

Untitled Shonda Rhimes Project: Based on the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler. Manhattan makes a new friend like no other. But is she the stuff American dreams are made of, or is she New York’s biggest con woman? Is it a con if you enjoy being taken?

 

Untitled Bridgerton Project: Based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling series of novels, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high-society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

 

The Warmth of Other SunsBased on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning book of the same name, this series tracks the decades-long migration of African Americans fleeing the Jim Crow-era South in search of a better life in the North and the West between 1916 and 1970.

 

Pico & Sepulveda: Set in the 1840s against the surreal and sensual backdrop of the then-Mexican state of California, the series tracks the end of an idyllic era there as American forces threaten brutality and war at the border to claim this breathtaking land for its own.

 

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting ChangeNetflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Ellen Pao’s groundbreaking memoir detailing her life and career, including the lawsuit she brought against her former employer that sparked intense media scrutiny, shook Silicon Valley to its boys’-club core and presaged the Time’s Up movement.

 

The ResidenceNetflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Kate Andersen Brower’s nonfiction book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, which offers a vividly accurate insider’s account of White House residence staffers and the upstairs-downstairs lives they share with the first families at one of the most famous homes in history.

 

Sunshine Scouts: In this darkly comedic half-hour series, an apocalyptic disaster spares a rag-tag group of teenage girls at sleepaway camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.

 

Hot Chocolate NutcrackerThis documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s award-winning reimagining of the classic ballet The Nutcracker. This staged contemporization—with its inclusive cast of all ages and its blend of dance traditions—has further cemented Allen’s legacy as one of the greatest forces for good in dance.

 

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Marvel Set to Launch Comic Book Series Dedicated to Shuri

Everyone’s favorite Wakandan nerd Shuri will grace the pages of her own comic book. In a press release, Marvel revealed that the comic book based on the Black Panther character will launch in October.

The Shuri comic book will be crafted by a team of well-known and established creatives. They include Nnedi Okorafor, a Nigerian-American award-winning writer who has penned several science-fiction and fantasy books; and Leonardo Romero, an award-winning artist whose work can currently been seen in the Marvel comic book, Immortal Hulk. Okorafor has written previously for comics—her work appears in Marvel’s digital comic book Black Panther: Long Live the King.

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The premise of the comic book “will bring a domestic conflict to the princess’s tablewhile she is the most at home in her lab, working to keep her country at the forefront of science and technology, Wakanda is missing its leader. Without T’Challa around, Shuri will have to decide if she will forego her own passions in order to stand up for her nation,” according to the press release.

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The residual effects of the Black Panther film still linger. The movie, which opened on Feb. 16, 2018, is set to earn $ 700 million, domestically, according to Forbes. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler’s career has skyrocketed. He is currently working on the highly anticipated Creed II starring his frequent movie-making partner, Michael B. Jordan.

Black Panther also dominated the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, winning best film. Chadwick Boseman also won for Best Performance in a Movie.

In an emailed statement to Bustle, Okorafor stated, “[Shuri is] an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has traveled spiritually so far into the past that she’s seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda. The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? Alllll that and more. She’s a character in the Marvel Universe who really sings to me.”

 

 

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New Inspirational Online Series Unpacks the Journey of Creatives of Color

Creatives looking for some inspiration? This show may be for you. Corey Emanuel Omnimedia recently launched its first online docu-portrait series, Lend Me Your Lens, a show that unpacks the journey of successful creatives of color, highlighting artists, authors, designers, influencers, and musicians. During each episode, these creatives dive into their journeys by sharing inspirations and the tangible steps they’ve taken to transform their passions into a purpose-driven lifestyle.

“This project was really a labor of love that derived from my dissertation research,” said creator and producer, Corey Emanuel. “I set out to assess the positive and negative effects of black entertainment and entertainers on black culture. Eventually, I had this ‘aha moment.’ I could create an online platform for shared stories of self-efficacy, therefore, contributing to the discourse surrounding black mental health. I wanted to ignite positive emotions, behaviors, and attitudes toward one’s creative endeavors. I wanted to create what I felt was missing from the unscripted genre of entertainment and make it accessible across the globe.”

Emanuel became inspired by the content that would eventually become this project while studying Media Psychology in graduate school. The new school form of psychology helped to provide an understanding of what happens when people interact with media as producers, distributors, and consumers. According to Emanuel, black millennials watch almost 33 hours per week of television and 48% of them are watching it on PCs and smartphones.

Emanuel sought to understand more about how black millennials perceived the content they were consuming and through that journey, Lend Me Your Lens was born. Inspired by his own creative journey, he designed a series to target a Black audience seeking to take their own creative endeavors to the next level.

The first episode highlights Jennia Fredrique, a multihyphenate, a term currently used to describe career-oriented individuals who excel at multiple endeavors. During this episode, Emanuel chats with Fredrique, who discusses transcending from being an actress to a working writer and director, while maintaining her work-life balance as a wife and mother.

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Inside ‘Castle Rock’: Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’ Spooky Supernatural Series

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Andre Holland is a superstar—Hollywood just hasn’t caught on yet.

Nonetheless, paired with one of the best casts on television, he once again proves his peerless talent in Castle Rock, Hulu’s new binge-watchable series based on the works of Stephen King. And yes, I mean works, plural. This 10-episode show isn’t an adaptation of any one particular King tome but, rather, is a project that synthesizes elements from many of his novels (both popular and lesser-known) for an all-new supernatural mystery set in one of his favorite fictional haunting spots: the quiet Maine town of Castle Rock.

Created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, and executive produced by J.J. Abrams—himself a King aficionado who for years tried to shepherd a long-form version of the author’s The Dark Tower to the screen—Castle Rock is, first and foremost, a showcase for Holland, the 38-year-old actor who initially made a splash in Steven Soderbergh’s superlative small-screen Cinemax effort The Knick, and followed that up with unforgettable turns in Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Barry Jenkins’ 2016 Best Picture winner Moonlight. Here, he’s magnetic as Henry Deaver, a criminal defense attorney who handles death row cases in Houston, to little success. After his latest failure, which ends in grim fashion, he receives a phone call from his home town of Castle Rock, informing him that Shawshank State Prison now houses a perplexing new inmate—who’s asked for Deaver personally.

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Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel ‘Sanditon’ Set as ITV, PBS Masterpiece Series

Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel, “Sanditon,” is being developed as a lavish period epic for ITV in Britain and PBS Masterpiece in the U.S. Veteran TV scribe Andrew Davies (“Pride and Prejudice”) is writing the eight-part series, with Tony Jordan’s “Hooten & The Lady” drama indie Red Planet Pictures on production duty. Austen penned the […]

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin confirmed their engagement in a series of emotional social media posts

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin confirmed their engagement in a series of emotional social media posts

On Sunday, July 8th, 2018, news broke that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin had gotten engaged while on vacation in the Bahamas. TMZ broke the news and then Hailey’s dad Stephen and Bieber’s father Jeremy seemingly confirmed the engagement in their own social media posts. Justin and Hailey played coy at first, but earlier today the couple confirmed their engagement with his-and-hers social media statements.

Justin opened his emotional Instagram post with a tribute to his future wife.

“Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!” Justin wrote in the Instagram post. “So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first!”

Justin called their union “literally perfect” and mentioned that they got engaged “on the seventh day of the seventh month,” and that “the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection.”

Hailey tweeted just seconds after Justin’s massive Instagram post, and wrote:

“Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude.”

TMZ originally broke the news and reported that Justin proposed on Saturday, July 7th while on vacation. According to an eye-witness, the couple were salsa dancing in a crowd when Justin’s security team asked all nearby guests to put their phones away while he popped the question.

Justin and Hailey have been dating for a few weeks — though they reportedly met in 2009 and dated on and off in early 2016.

Read Justin’s full statement on their engagement, below:

“Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA VE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!”

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4th of July Morning After Mess Beach Cleanup Series Hosted by Surfrider Foundation

WHEN: Thursday, July 5 from 9am-12pm

WHERE: Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier at Pacific Beach, Fiesta Island, and Oceanside Pier

WHAT: Surfrider Foundation San Diego, in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego & San Diego Coastkeeper, is hosting four separate beach cleanups on the morning of July 5, 2018 to tackle the gigantic mess left behind by the July 4th holiday. We invite the public to help us clean our beaches, and prevent plastic litter from entering our ocean. We aim to show citizens that by switching from single-use items to reusable ones, they can minimize the amount of litter that ends up on our streets, our waterways, our beaches, and ultimately our ocean.

 

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  • Surfrider representatives and volunteers will be onsite at Ocean Beach Pier and Oceanside Pier

  • I Love A Clean San Diego representatives and volunteers will be onsite at Fiesta Island

  • SD Coastkeeper representatives and volunteers will be onsite at Crystal Pier at Pacific Beach

  • Each location will offer excellent photo-ops of 100’s of local citizens doing their part to keep our beaches clean

  • Final tallies and weights of trash collected, along w/ the most interesting items found, make for a great feature

  • Entercom radio staff will be participating at Ocean Beach pier, while Reef staff will be participating at the Oceanside Pier cleanup. Reef is the founding sponsor of Surfrider’s Better Beach Alliance, a collaboration to expand 3 key areas of impact, including # of beach cleanups, trash removal and volunteers.

 

WHY: At the 2017 Morning After Mess, 400+ volunteers removed over 1,643 lbs of trash from four beaches in only 3 hours. Without these events, a sizeable portion of that trash – most of which is plastic, a non-biodegradable material that is toxic to wildlife and often finds its way into our food chain – could have ended up in the ocean. While our cleanups make a tremendous impact, our true aim is to prevent trash from reaching the beach in the first place. Through successful programs like Rise Above Plastics, Hold Onto Your Butts & Ocean Friendly Restaurants, our organization uses outreach, education and advocacy to eliminate single-use plastics and cigarette butts BEFORE they reach the coast. The Surfrider Foundation’s mission is to protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

MORE: Visit http://surfridersd.org/ or contact Mitch Silverstein at 818.917.3347 or mitch@surfridersd.org.

 

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‘Sopranos’ prequel movie brings back series director Alan Taylor

“Sopranos” is keeping it in the family.

Alan Taylor, who won an Emmy in 2007 for outstanding directing of the show’s sixth season episode “Kennedy and Heidi,” will return for the movie prequel, The Wrap reported Tuesday.

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We got a first look at the new Amazon series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail

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Sam Esmail, the creator of the hit TV series Mr. Robot, is gearing up for a busy rest of 2018 — and we’ve got a first look at one of his next projects.

Among the things he’s working on, there’s chatter that the season 4 premiere of Mr. Robot may come sometime in October. Meanwhile, Esmail is planning to direct and produce an adaption of the book American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent, which will include Mr. Robot star Rami Malek.

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Michael B. Jordan-Produced Netflix Series ‘Raising Dion’ Casts Its Leads

 

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Raising Dion has found its Dion.

The Netflix production, produced by and co-staring Michael B. Jordan, follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark.

While Jordan has already signed on to play Mark, the roles of Nicole and Dion were announced Wednesday as filled by Alisha Wainwright and newcomer Ja’Siah Young.

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Also, director Seith Mann has been tapped to helm the first episode of the sci-fi family drama. The “sci-fi” aspect of the series is rooted in 7-year-old Dion’s ability to manifest several magical, superhero-like powers. Nicole must keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.

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Newcomer Ja’Siah Young will star as ‘Dion Reese,’ a curious, playful, and intelligent 7-year-old boy who is learning he has some very special abilities – he can move things with his mind. While exciting and cool, it’s also something he knows scares his mom, Nicole.

Alisha Wainwright (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) will star as ‘Nicole Reese,’ a former professional dancer who gave it up to raise her son Dion when her husband Mark died. Although Nicole is completely overwhelmed by raising her son alone while dealing with the loss of her husband, she is still effortlessly cool and maintains a positive outlook on life for Dion. As Dion’s abilities become more and more apparent, Nicole’s protective nature heightens as she starts to fear for his safety.

Seith Mann (The Wire, Homeland), who most recently served as co-creator, director, and executive producer of The Breaks, has been tapped to direct the first episode of the series. He will also serve as an executive producer.

“Raising Dion” is the brainchild of commercial and music video director Dennis Liu, who directed the short film, which became a viral sensation. Carol Barbee will serve as show runner/executive producer and wrote the script for episode one. Joining her, Liu, and Mann as executive producers are Michael B. Jordan, through his Outlier Society Productions, who will also appear in the series; MACRO’s Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks; Kenny Goodman; and Michael Green.

The hour-long, ten-episode series will premiere on Netflix in 2019 in more than 190 countries around the world.

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Shonda Rhimes to Produce Netflix Series Based on the Life of Con Artist Anna Delvey

TV producer Shonda Rhimes is bringing the real-life story of a socialite who conned her way into an elite life of luxury to Netflix.

Rhimes, the showrunner behind the hit series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, left her longtime home at ABC Studios and signed a lucrative deal with Netflix last year. Her first original production at the streaming platform will be based on the life of Anna Sorokin, a 27-year-old woman who posed as a German heiress under the alias Anna Delvey and scammed banks, businesses, and her wealthy friends into financing her lavish lifestyle. A recent article about Sorokin, penned by New York Magazine writer Jessica Pressler, went viral. Since then, dozens of producers have reportedly approached Pressler about adapting the story as a TV series or feature. However, Deadline reports that Netflix managed to buy the rights to the story by stepping up in a major way and leveraging Rhimes’ commitment to do the adaptation.

Sorokin, who managed to swindle her way into becoming an “it” girl on the New York social scene, was busted for six counts of grand larceny and theft of services in October 2017. She is currently being held without bond on Rikers Island. She has pleaded not guilty and won over an online fan base that is both fascinated and obsessed with her artful sham.

The new series will mark the first project that Rhimes has created since Scandal, which launched in 2012 and just ended its fifth and final season in April. If successful, Rhimes could earn $ 300 million from her five-year deal with Netflix.

Last year, Rhimes, the founder, chairwoman, and CEO of ShondaLand, credited her prosperous career in the entertainment business to her relentless work ethic. “What made the difference is that I was willing to stay longer and work harder than anyone else,” she said during a discussion at the American Express OPEN Success Makers panel in New York.

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George R.R. Martin teases new ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series — ‘This one really puts the PRE in prequel’

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Audi’s New Q8 Model Offers Hints at What Lies Ahead for the Brand’s SUV Series

Audi’s signature Q series is on the verge of a creative overhaul, fusing sleek coupe-like sensibilities to its rough and tumble SUV lineup. In comparison to its Q7 predecessor, the new Q8 can be described as a wide-bodied five-seater that sits considerably lower than the former, boasting an octagonal single-frame grille and a conjoined light fixture/taillight combo that artistically rips a page from its Audi Quattro counterpart.

Although engine specs still have yet to be confirmed, the new vehicle will power up from the system’s mild-hybrid technology with Quattro all-wheel-drive capabilities also included. Jazzing up the interior cabin is a new haptic-response MMI display and a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system. The all-new Audi Q8 will begin shipping out later this year.

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8 Summer Shows You Need to Watch While Your Favorite Series Are on Hiatus

Ah, summer. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and all your favorite TV shows are off the air for three months.

Since we certainly can’t be expected to just sit outside enjoying the sunshine at all times, FANDOM has curated a list of the best shows premiering this season in an effort to help you fill those long summer nights.

Pose

Premieres June 3 on FX
If you regularly quote RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’re probably repeating phrases that were actually first born during the era that Pose is highlighting. That rich history is just one of many reasons to watch Ryan Murphy’s new FX series. (The fact that the cast is primarily made up of trans women of color is another.) The series is set amid the ’80s New York ball scene, featuring LGBTQ outcasts who form their own families and compete within their community on the dance floor.  And it’s not just drag queens who were inspired by ball culture — Madonna’s “Vogue” stems from this era too. Strike a pose!

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Premieres June 7 on Freeform
Attention Marvel fans, there’s yet another entry in the insanely popular comic book universe coming to the small screen this summer. Cloak & Dagger follows two teenagers from different backgrounds who just happen to be burdened with superpowers. The pair team up to become a fearless crimefighting duo as they bond over a common tragedy. We can only hope this leads to a burgeoning superhero romance — a tale as old as time that would surely mirror your own experiences with your high school crush.

Sense 8: The Series Finale

Premieres June 8 on Netflix
When Netflix canceled Sense8 back in June 2017, fans just about lost their minds. After an avalanche of hashtags, emails, calls, and campaigns around reviving the series, the streaming service gave in … a little. Although ratings weren’t high enough to revive it for a third season, Netflix decided to greenlight a finale special that will at least tie up loose ends and deal with the major cliffhanger that Season 2 ended on.

Queer Eye

Premieres June 15 on Netflix
Just four months after the reboot of Queer Eye became a surprise smash success for Netflix, the new fab five are already back for a second season of emotional makeovers. Round two will feature Jonathan, Tan, Antoni, Karamo, and Bobby branching out beyond helping just straight men change their lives — the series will focus on both a woman and a transgender contestant for the first time. But keep your tissues handy. Just like the first iteration, the Season 2 forecast predicts a 100% chance of tears.

Luke Cage

Premieres June 22 on Netflix
Good news, Marvel fans. There’s yet another Marvel entry on this list of summer shows thanks to the return of Luke Cage on Netflix. The second season follows Luke’s transition into a hero of Harlem after clearing his name, but his new status as a public figure comes with complications of its own. Mustafa Shakir also joins the cast as the season’s new villain, Bushmaster, who is slated to be the toughest baddie that Luke has faced yet.

GLOW

Premieres June 29 on Netflix
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are heading back into the ring for a second season of GLOW, so if you missed out on the fun of the popular Netflix series last year then it is time to catch up! Season 2 will focus on the launch of the real-life late-night GLOW TV show, which used to be taped in Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel and Casino. The ’80s-set dramedy will also tackle the timely topic of sexism and sexual abuse, with one of the women having trouble breaking into the boys’ club of the production world and another becoming a victim of sexual harassment.

The Innocents

Premieres August 24 on Netflix
If you can’t get enough of supernatural love stories, then Cloak & Dagger isn’t the only show that needs to go on your watchlist. Netflix is also taking a stab at the genre with its upcoming drama The Innocents. The teens at the center of the series run away from home in order to be together, but the supernatural gift that one possesses ends up unleashing a force that could divide them forever. Nobody said love was easy.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Premieres August 31 on Amazon
Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have all played Jack Ryan on the big screen in the past, but this time it’s John Krasinski (A Quiet Place) who will be portraying the superspy in an Amazon adaptation of the Tom Clancy tale. The 10-episode series follows Ryan’s journey from his CIA desk job to helping prevent a terrorist attack. Amazon must have faith in its new series because it already greenlit a second season back in April — four months ahead of the series premiere.

 

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Ava DuVernay Turning Colin Kaepernick’s High School Experience Into TV Series

The NFL may have banned Colin Kaepernick for using his First Amendment right to peacefully protest against injustice, but the 30-year-old has clearly moved on. He is now teaming up with Emmy winner Ava DuVernay for a television series that will definitely be a must-see.

DuVernay has several projects in the works and one of them, according to Vanity Fair, is with the former NFL player, which will be a “TV comedy series with Colin Kaepernick that centers on his high-school life.” No word on when or where this will air, but it should definitely be a fascinating story.

Kaepernick’s father was Black and his mother was white, but he was given up for adoption. A white couple named  Rick and Teresa Kaepernick adopted him and he was raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin until he was 4. The family eventually moved to Turlock, California, which is where he attended high school. He was an overall athlete and became a sports star in Central California because of his accomplishments in football and basketball.

With Ava behind him, there could so some interesting stories tell and you can be guaranteed these two will definitely insert some needed social commentary.

Another note, Ava is also directing a Netflix series on The Central Park Five. They were 5 Black teenagers who were wrongfully accused of assaulting a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Their lives were destroyed and Donald Trump famously took out a full page ad in The New York Times calling for their execution.

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Jamie Foxx and Vince Vaughn Talk Life Lessons on New Digital Series

Actor, comedian, and musician Jamie Foxx is at it again but this time he’s getting personal. Foxx sits down with some of his longtime celeb friends to candidly discuss life’s lessons in his new digital series Off Script, created by Grey Goose. In the forthcoming episode released today, Foxx chats with actor Vince Vaughn about what it was like breaking into Hollywood.

“But didn’t you feel that way? Every time you did something didn’t you think, this is it?” asked Vaughn. “I actually auditioned for a television show and got it. Somehow there was some situation with my manager and the lead dude, it was a little kerfuffle… I told everybody I was gonna be in a pilot in my hometown and then I got cut out the pilot,” explained Foxx.

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The duo continues to share exchanges surrounding their lives engaging in some of the wild stories that they’ve had in the past. Vaughn talks about settling down and knowing when it’s right and even more interestingly, why he chooses not to be on social media. “I don’t do social media, because I don’t like it. Like, what am I going to say, ‘oh, look what I’m having for lunch.‘ #Iwishyouwerehere. Like who gives a damn, right? I think it’s crazy.” Foxx adds, “some people are great at it and I don’t take anything from it,” but he doesn’t fancy it much either.

There’s a different dynamic from the new age artist to the older school of thought which is completely interesting. In Foxx and Vaughn’s era, social media was irrelevant to their career success whereas today, it’s how many artists get on. There is something to be said about being able to keep your private life private and still garner extreme success in a world that thrives off of celebs personal affairs.

Episode 4 of Off Script with Vince Vaughn was led by previous episodes that featured Gabrielle Union, Melissa McCarthy, and Chadwick Boseman. Upcoming episodes will include Sarah Silverman, Jeremy Renner, Benicio Del Toro, Denzel Washington, and Dwayne Johnson.

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Serial‘s Adnan Syed Will Be the Subject of a New HBO Documentary Series

Podcasters became obsessed with the case of Adnan Syed through Serial, which investigated the disappearance of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee. Now Syed, Lee’s ex-boyfriend who was convicted of her murder, will be the subject of a new four-hour docuseries from HBO and Oscar nominee Amy Berg.

Directed by Berg (Deliver Us From Evil, West of Memphis), The Case of Adnan Syed will re-examine the events leading up to Lee’s disappearance, its aftermath, and the present day. Berg received access to Syed, his family, friends of Syed and Lee, and members of the Baltimore law enforcement.

Syed, who has maintained his innocence, was given a life sentence for Lee’s murder in 2000. By 2016, a Baltimore judge vacated the conviction and granted a new trial in light of new evidence challenging cell phone data that linked Syed to the crime, as well as testimony from an alibi witness. The State of Maryland appealed the court’s ruling, but the Court of Special Appeals also ruled in favor of a retrial in 2018.

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As reported by the Baltimore Sun, the office of Attorney General Brian Frosh asked the Maryland Court of Appeals on Monday to overturn the lower-court ruling for the retrial.

The Case of Adnan Syed will attempt to trace “how the rush to justice and Syed’s conviction in 2000 raised more questions than answers about what happened to Hae Min Lee, underscoring the instability of memory and conflicting eyewitnesses.”

Henrietta Conrad, Jemima Khan, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, and Andrew Stearn will executive produce the series, which will hit HBO in the U.S. and Sky Atlantic in Europe.

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Drop the beat: renowned photographer Lyle Owerko adds his Boombox series to the mix at artrepublic

Described by some as a ‘cultural anthropologist’, California-based photojournalist Lyle Owerko documents everything from African tribal culture to overlooked everyday objects, following his curiosity to bring viewers a fresh perspective.

If you’ve been watching the Netflix series The Defiant Ones recently, you’ll have an appreciation for the innovators and artists who were intrinsic to the rise of hip-hop. You’ll also be far more aware of the various mediums used to share and market this particular musical and cultural dialogue, including the speakers and headphones that were developed to hear the beats and bass as intended by producers such as Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

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But Dre, Beats and Apple are far from the only individuals and brands interested in the hardware and tech associated with the music industry. Artists in other arenas are too. Step up Lyle Owerko – the New York-based photographer and filmmaker who is known for his on-the-ground coverage of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center – his image The Second Plane later graced the cover of TIME magazine – as well as editorial and fine art photographic projects created during his global travels. But that’s not all.

Lyle Owerko Boombox series Owerko also has a real passion for music, saying ‘I can’t create art – sometimes I can’t even think – unless I have music on.’ For him, a device to play music in his studio or wherever he is working is crucial. And that is where the photographer’s interest in the boombox began. ‘It isn’t just an audio device, it’s an icon of many types of movements,’ he says in the trailer that accompanies his book, The Boombox Project: The Machines, The Music And The Urban Underground. For Owerko, the boombox, aka the ghetto blaster or jam box, is an object of empowerment; it offered a way to open up the dialogue of a generation and brought that quite literally to the streets, not only via hip-hop and rap, but also punk, thrash metal, pop and guitar anthems.

This view of the boombox – as an object of rebellion and empowerment – led to Owerko seeking out and documenting a whole host of models from their peak period of use, the 1980s, to form a photographic documentary. And, as we welcome Lyle Owerko into our family of artrepublic artists, we are delighted to be able to share some of these prints with you in the gallery.
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As the photographer points out, each of these boomboxes has a personality. There is a story attached to every one of them, and no two models are the same. Shot against a plain white backdrop, the tech begins to speak for itself (not quite Transformers style, don’t worry). From the dulled chrome finish and multiple dials of one to the matte-black dual cassette decks and primary-colour highlights of another, each is an example of industrial design and contemporary (1980s) engineering. More than that though, they are – in Owerko’s words – the battle shields of a generation. A boombox declares its owner’s tastes and the urban and musical tribe they associated with.
Lyle Owerko Boombox series

And just like that, you begin to understand the photographer’s interest in them. Each individual boombox holds a story, collectively they contain a history – of technological  innovation as well as of a series of cultural and musical conversations that changed the face of the music industry. You’re not just seeing a chunky, dated tape deck any more, are you? You can thank the curiosity of Lyle Owerko for that.

See more of the photos from Owerko’s Boombox Project, and start your own dialogue with our art advisors, in the gallery  or online from 19th May.

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