September 22, 2018

Florida Chick-fil-A throws surprise 100th birthday party for loyal customer

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September 22, 2018

Matt Lauer sells Upper East Side apartment for $650,000 above asking price

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September 22, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About SNL’s Newest Cast Member, Ego Nwodim

Saturday Night Live has added a new face to it’s cast of characters, UCB Theatre L.A. regular Ego Nwodim.Nwodim boasts an impressive resume, including writing and performing a one-woman show titled “Great Black Women...and Then There’s Me” and being f...
September 22, 2018

Melissa Joan Hart Keeps The Summer Of Scams Alive With A New Netflix Show

It may already be fall, but the summer of scams keeps on giving.

2018 has brought us gems like Anna Delvey (aka the Soho Scammer), the McDonald’s Monopoly grift, Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos’ Silicon Valley long game, and behind-the-scenes Bachelor In Paradise cons. These stories all collectively fascinated us, and many are soon coming to a screen near you.

But grifting’s big cultural moment isn’t done yet. On Friday, Netflix announced a new addition to its original television roster: Melissa Joan Hart’s sitcom No Good Nick, which centers on a family that unwittingly welcomes a teenage con artist into their home. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart will star alongside Sean Astin — who returns to Netflix after a guest stint on Stranger Things 2 — and Star Falls actress Siena Agudong, who plays the titular Nick.

Hart is playing Liz, a “type-A career mom” married to Astin’s Ed, a “dorky, fun dad.” Agudong’s grifter Nick will enter their lives with her own secret agenda, presumably upending their lives in the process. Kalama Epstein (of The Fosters fame) and Lauren Lindsey Donzis (from Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie) are also joining the cast as Liz and Ed’s kids.

While there’s no release date available just yet, Netflix did say that No Good Nick is already in production. The sitcom is very much geared to be family-friendly: Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids and family content at Netflix, told THR, “We hope to entertain kids and families with heart, mystery and a lot of fun.” But the streaming giant also promises some ongoing serialized drama, as more details about Nick’s mysterious motivations come to light.

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Gucci’s sold-out $380 swimsuit can’t touch chlorine

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September 22, 2018

Noah Cyrus Is Reportedly Reimbursing Fans Who Tried To Buy Her Tears

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September 22, 2018

American Roots: NYC whiskey distillery takes spirit straight from farm to table

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September 22, 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads 96 laps, finishes 4th in return to NASCAR

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September 22, 2018

After After Party Episode 30: Play “Would You Rather” With The Craziest Moments Of 2018

Sonia Denis and the party guests (Rebecca O’Neal, Matt Rogers, and Carri Twigg) weigh in on Kanye moving back to Chicago, contemplate space tourism, and give advice to the new host of Blue's Clues. Then, they play a round of "Would You Rather" riffing on the most newsworthy moments of 2018!

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September 22, 2018

Why People Think Stranger Things Is Canceled

Last Halloween, season 2 of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix to much fanfare. Now, nearly a year after the show's sophomore installment, fans still have to wait months for new episodes of the sci-fi series, which will hit the streaming service in 2019.

These new episodes of the Hawkins-set series are still coming — even though you may not think so if you did a quick scan of your Twitter feed Friday. Reports have claimed that Stranger Things is effectively canceled — and they may be correct. So, what's going on?

While Netflix's series is moving forward, multiple reports state that the Stranger Things game, which was announced back in June by TechRadar, has been canceled.

The reason is an unfortunate one for many gamers. According to a Twitter post from Telltale Games, the studio is beginning a "majority studio closure" following "challenges." Per a report from Gamasutra, this means canceling all future projects, including its planned Stranger Things video game. Refinery29 has reached out to Telltale Games for comment.

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— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) September 21, 2018

Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment:

Today is a sad day. Telltale games is closing down. The Walking Dead will be finished but Stranger Things and The Wolf Among Us 2 have been cancelled. Thank you @telltalegames for the memories and the emotional rollercoasters, you truly made the best games and you will be missed pic.twitter.com/ImJxWmGvml

— Hellkitty Yandere-Chan (@HellKittyGamer) September 21, 2018

This is heartbreaking. It's amazing that they will atleast finish TWD, but WOLF 2 and Stranger things are effectively canceled. They were an awesome development team.

— Billy Apple 🍎 (@quantumleapPS4) September 21, 2018

Damn, sad to see telltale games go.

Wolf among us 2 cancelled
Stranger things cancelled
TWD will get finished from the 25 people still left

They've filed for bankruptcy.

Rip

— Marv Dex (@Dexelele) September 21, 2018

As for the Netflix series, the show will go on — though we still don't know much about the third installment. Star David Harbour did, however, tease that fans can look forward to a different dynamic between his character, Chief Hopper, and Hopper's "daughter," Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), when the show returns.

"Their relationship is going to get far more complex, because, you know, things happen to girls and boys when they’re 13 and 14," Harbour told Variety. "A lot of changes go on in the body and in your social life, and I don’t think he’s going to handle watching her become a woman in front of his eyes very well. That’s a horrifying thing for him – maybe even more so than fighting inter-dimensional monsters."

The video game may be scrapped, but let's hope that Netflix keeps Stranger Things around for a long time.

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