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'The Demi Lovato Show': Olivia Munn encourages anyone with suicidal thoughts to 'hold on'
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Olivia Munn sat down with Demi Lovato during the first episode of the singer's new Roku seriesA "The Demi Lovato Show," which premieres Friday.
      

Britney Spears' medical team support efforts to remove dad Jamie from conservatorship
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Following Britney Spears' official filing to remove her father as conservator of her estate, the singer's medical team backs her decision to do so.
      

Marilyn Manson moves to dismiss EsmA(c) Bianco's sexual assault and battery lawsuit
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Marilyn Manson's lawyers submitted the court filing statingA that EsmA(c) Bianco's claims are "untrue" and "meritless."
      

Bob Odenkirk in stable condition after 'heart-related' collapse on 'Better Call Saul' set
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"Better Call Saul" star Bob OdenkirkA is in stable condition after being hospitalized following a 'heart-related' collapse Tuesday.
      

Jamie Lee Curtis says she watched her child transition 'in wonder and pride' as a trans woman
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The "Knives Out" actress revealed in a story for AARP's magazine that her child, whom she shares with Christopher Guest, is a trans woman.
      

Fred Durst shocks fans with unrecognizable, new look. See the photo here
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Fred Durst's Instagram selfie is sending fans into a frenzy, with many saying the Limp Bizkit frontman looks unrecognizable.
      

HBO Max cartoon criticized for mocking 8-year-old Prince George: 'Children are off limits'
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HBO Max's "The Prince" is facing backlash for its satirical depiction of Prince George. The 12-episode series premiered Thursday.
      

Elton John 'shocked' at DaBaby's homophobic comments: 'HIV mistruths have no place in our society'
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Elton John took to Twitter to respond to the backlash surrounding alleged homophobic comments made by rapper DaBaby.
      

He's growing up! See photos of Prince George through the years
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He's 8! Watch Prince George of Cambridge grow through the years.
      

Justin Bieber backs Simone Biles: 'Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face'
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Justin Bieber is standing by Simone Biles after she withdrew from the Olympics to focus on mental health. See what he and Michelle Obama had to say.
      

Two-toned lips for summer? How to create a perfect ombrA(c) lip (because TikTok made us do it)
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Why settle for just one shade of lipstick when you can wear two?A Thanks to the latest beauty trend that's taking over TikTok,A you don't have to.
      

Ron Popeil, infomercial icon known for 'But wait! There's more' catchphrase, dead at 86
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Ron Popeil, the television marketerA and inventorA whose iconic infomercialsA made him a staple of pop culture, has died. He was 86.
      

Passages 2021: Dusty Hill, Rick Aiello, DMX and more stars we lost this year
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Stars we've lost so far in 2021 include Dusty Hill, Rick Aiello, Biz Markie, Suzzanne Douglas, DMX, Prince Philip and Cicely Tyson.
      

Chrishell Stause reveals romance with 'Selling Sunset' boss Jason Oppenheim: See the cozy photos
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Surprise! Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim, her boss and "Selling Sunset" co-star, are a couple. See the photos of their romantic getaway here.
      

'Prison Break' star Wentworth Miller reveals he is autistic: 'This isn't something I'd change'
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Wentworth Miller, who portrayed Michael Scofield on Fox's "Prison Break," announced that he was diagnosed with autism last year.
      

Kate Beckinsale reunites with daughter Lily Mo Sheen after two years apart: 'The best birthday'
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Kate Beckinsale revealed that she hadn't seen daughter Lily in two years because of COVID, calling their separation "ridiculous" and "preposterous."
      

Actor Rick Aiello, son of Danny Aiello, dies at 65 after battle with pancreatic cancer
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Rick Aiello, a veteran actor and son of the late actor Danny Aiello, died Monday after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65.
      

Adam Driver transforms into a centaur, sends social media into a frenzy with Burberry ad
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Adam Driver, who has been openly shy about watching his on-screen performances,A is taking on the world of fragrance in a bold new advertisement.
      

Lucy Liu details clash with Bill Murray on 'Charlie's Angels' set: 'I don't regret it'
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Lucy Liu opened up about the encounter during an episode of the "Asian Enough" podcast, saying it allowed her to "stand up" for herself.
      

Mena Suvari makes peace with abuse, addiction in new book: 'I spent so much time fighting myself'
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Mena Suvari is bracingly honest about the sexual and emotional abuse she suffered, and her past addictions, in her new memoir, "The Great Peace."
      

Paris Hilton debunks pregnancy rumors: 'Can't always believe what you read'
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Paris Hilton is denying reports that she is expecting her first child with Carter Reum, calling the rumors "definitely not true."
      

Kanye West shares photo of his room in Mercedes-Benz Stadium where he's finishing 'Donda'
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Kanye West is finishing his highly-anticipated "Donda" album in a small, minimalistic room in the Atlanta stadium. It's now expected Aug. 6.
      

Model Iskra Lawrence celebrates her changing body: 'Gained weight, still feel cute'
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Iskra Lawrence, known for her modeling and body positivity, shared on Instagram the contentment she feels with her body despite gaining weight.
      

Patti LaBelle lost three sisters to cancer. Now, she's telling adults to 'take heed and get checked'
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Patti LaBelle tells USA TODAY she lost three sisters to cancer before they turned 50. Now, she's urging adults over 40 to get screened.
      

Kanye West debuts 'Donda' in bizarre, wordless appearance in Atlanta
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Kanye West debuted "Donda," named for his late mother, to a crowd of more than 40,000 fans in Atlanta. The new album arrives Friday.
      

Mike Howe, lead singer of band Metal Church that influenced thrash metal, dead at 55
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Mike Howe, the lead singer of the heavy metal band Metal Church, has died. He was 55. "We are devastated and at a loss for words," read a statement.
      

'I've had like, three dates': Amanda Kloots opens up about criticism, keeping her wedding ring on
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Amanda KlootsA is dipping her toe in the dating pool again, but not without unwantedA public feedback.
      

Kanye West living in stadium to complete album
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Representative for Kanye West says the performer is living inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium while working to complete "Donda," his 10th studio album. (July 26)
      

'The Demi Lovato Show': Olivia Munn encourages anyone with suicidal thoughts to 'hold on'
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Olivia Munn sat down with Demi Lovato during the first episode of the singer's new Roku seriesA "The Demi Lovato Show," which premieres Friday.
      

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5 Dove Cameron Songs That Whisk Me Away to Escapist Fantasies
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I can't tell you how often I play Dove Cameron's music whenever I need tunes that are both authentic and escapist. While I enjoy her Disney hits, Cameron's original songs - such as "So Good" and "Waste" - are some serious bops with meditative messages about life, love, and loss. The 24-year-old singer captures the wistfulness of young adulthood, as well as the magic of holding on to every precious moment with a sonic quality best described as hypnotizing. Sure, when I'm listening to "Bloodshot," I'm sitting on my bed in my tiny New York apartment. But I feel like I'm being taken somewhere else, enwrapped in a symphonic story felt through familiar emotions.

The same can be said about her latest release, "Remember Me." In an interview with POPSUGAR, the songstress opened up about the rapt single and its gist of cradling fond memories. "Life is just like a series of things coming to an end," Cameron said. "We live in a sort of constant state of mourning over the things that we love, but are always leaving us, or always dying, or always venting, and 'Remember Me' is a bit of an expression of that. It's a bit of a, 'I will only be this beautiful, this young, this healthy, this vibrant right now, and will never be more beautiful and in my prime than I am right now.' And while I'm aware of that, I also know that it's ending and that this is fleeting."

Obviously, I'm looking forward to Cameron's upcoming album. We don't know when it will drop yet, but we're fully prepared for the journey she's going to take us through. Thankfully, we have a handful of jams to hold us over until the LP makes its way onto our playlists. Listen to Cameron's best songs ahead and read how they transport us to an imaginative world.


70+ Thrillers on Netflix That Take Terrifying to a Whole New Level
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Suspenseful, gripping, and totally terrifying are just a few ways to describe Netflix's wide selection of goosebumps-worthy thriller movies. The wildly true flick The Red Sea Diving Resort will keep you on the edge of your seat for the entirety of the movie while the post-apocalyptic Bird Box will give you chills like you've never had before. Be sure to stream Velvet Buzzsaw if you like a horror-thriller (plus an A-list cast) and give Hush a watch if you are into the kind of movie that will make your heart race faster than you thought possible.

Check out some of the best thrillers on Netflix ahead, and don't be surprised if you catch yourself checking over your shoulder for the remainder of the night.

- Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes, Stacey Nguyen, Corinne Sullivan, and Ryan Roschke


Sophie Turner Hopes Her New Show Helps People With Depression "Feel Less Alone"
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Following the end of Game of Thrones last year, Sophie Turner is stepping into new territory with Quibi's Survive. The thriller - which is part of the streaming service's "movies in chapters" - follows a young woman named Jane (Turner) who suffers from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. After getting released from a rehabilitation facility called Lifehouse, Jane makes the decision to end her life during her plane ride home. However, after the plane crashes and leaves her and another passenger named Paul (Corey Hawkins) stranded in the snow, she must fight to stay alive.

After starring on Game of Thrones for eight seasons, Turner had no qualms about jumping right back into another series. "My background and my heart always lies in television," the 24-year-old actress told POPSUGAR. "Since I started on Thrones, television has been elevated to another quality level that we hadn't really seen before, so there's a huge appeal in continuing to do TV because the material that there is to work with is just so delicious now."

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When it comes to Survive in particular, Turner added that the show felt like a new challenge because of Quibi's bite-size format. "I think simply the fact that Survive is shown in 10-minute episodes, which is certainly a challenge for any project to convey enough story, enough emotion in those few minutes to keep a person entertained," she said.

"This girl who wanted to die so badly ends up fighting for a life that she never wanted to live in the first place."

Additionally, she was really drawn to how the show depicts mental illness onscreen. "What drew me to the script was the way that mental illness was written so accurately in my opinion," she said. "It felt real to me. I also loved the notion that this girl who wanted to die so badly ends up fighting for a life that she never wanted to live in the first place."

Just like her character, Turner has been very open about her own battles with depression and anxiety. While she admitted that playing Jane wasn't "necessarily therapeutic for [her] illnesses specifically," it was comforting knowing "that the more accurately we depict mental illness in film and TV, the more people it will help." She added that she hopes her character and the show make "people feel less alone, but not only that, I hope that the story of this girl finding something to live for helps others find the ability to do that, too."


Allow Skylar Astin to Lift Your Spirits With His Stunning Vocals and Piano Playing
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Just like many other celebrities, Skylar Astin is passing the time at home through song. In addition to showing off his beautiful voice on NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, the talented singer is blessing us with beautiful covers on his Instagram page. Over the past couple of weeks, Astin has been performing famous songs on the piano in a concert series he has dubbed, "Home Keys." So far, he has put his spin on "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel, "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan, and "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers, just to name a few. Although, one of my personal favorites has to be when he went back to his Spring Awakening roots by singing "Touch Me." Get ready to be filled with joy as you listen to his soothing voice and piano playing ahead.


Am I the Only One Who Thinks Selena Gomez's New Video Looks Like The Weeknd's "Heartless"?
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Selena Gomez is on a roll this week! After dropping three new songs on the deluxe edition of her Rare album, the 27-year-old released the music video for "Boyfriend" on Friday. Aside from the fact that it immediately took us back to her Wizards of Waverly Place days, it also reminded us a lot of The Weeknd's "Heartless" video. Coincidence?

Gomez and The Weeknd famously dated for seven months in 2017. Earlier this week, she debuted a song called "Souvenir," which seems to have The Weeknd written all over it. Could Gomez be sending us a message with her new video? See all the similarities between Gomez's "Boyfriend" and The Weeknd's "Heartless" videos ahead.


Just Like Us, Sophie Turner Is Superexcited For Joe Jonas's Quibi Show: "I'm So Proud of Him"
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are joining forces for the new streaming service Quibi. While the actress currently stars on her own Quibi series, Survive, she's also set to make a guest appearance on his upcoming show, Cup of Joe, which premieres on April 27. The eight-part travel series - which was inspired by Jonas's Instagram of the same name - follows the singer as he goes around the world with various celebrity guests, including Turner and his brothers, Nick and Kevin.

While chatting with POPSUGAR about Survive, Turner gave Cup of Joe her seal of approval as she discussed which Quibi shows she's most looking forward to checking out. "I'm so excited to see Chrissy's Court because I'm a sucker for those kind of shows," she said. "And, of course, I'm excited to see my husband's show, Cup of Joe, because I think it's such a fun show with incredible people in incredible cities, and Joe is born for this kind of content. I'm so proud of him!"

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This isn't the first time Jonas and Turner have shared the screen. When the Jonas Brothers reunited in February 2019, the band's wives were front and center for their "Sucker" music video. The J Sisters also made a special appearance in their latest music video for "What a Man Gotta Do." We certainly can't wait to see which city they travel to on Cup of Joe!


10 Ways You Can Watch Theater, Opera, and More (Previously) Live Performances From Home
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The live performing-arts community has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, but you can still watch live performances while social distancing! With gatherings of more than a few people pretty much banned across the world, theaters and other live venues are completely put on hold for the time being. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can still get your fix of live performances, while also helping to support the shut-down companies and performers.

The performing-arts community is nothing if not adaptable, and a variety of options have popped up to continue giving audiences the content we're looking for, but this time from the comfort of our own homes. From filmed Broadway shows available to stream to nightly mini concerts from the biggest stage and screen stars, there are tons of options beyond your regular Netflix rotation. Keep reading for 10 places you can watch Broadway musicals, plays, operas, comedy specials, and more performances without ever leaving your home!


You're About to Have a Great Time Learning These 12 Megapopular TikTok Dances
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Fact: if you aren't on TikTok yet, you're missing out. The app is a hub to some of the most viral video content out there, including new dance trends. TikTokers are choreographing dance challenges to some of music's hottest hits like "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion and "Lottery" by K Camp and even throwing it back with "Cannibal" by Kesha. Honestly, some challenges aren't that easy to memorize, and by the time you're done, you'll have basically completed a full-body workout.

Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Hannah Brown, Keke Palmer, and Ashley Tisdale have even gotten in on the action. Do we have your attention? Keep scrolling to watch the latest TikTok dance trends from the original creators. We bet you can't resist trying to learn them either!


Netflix's 17 Best Romantic Comedies Streaming Through April
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Dating may be on the back burner as we continue social distancing in April, so we're craving a dose of romance from our favorite romantic comedies on Netflix! From teen comedies to romantic comedies for grown-ups, there's a great selection of movies that will make you believe in love and happily ever afters. Along with plenty of headline-grabbing Netflix original movies, the platform also offers some of your rom-com favorites from the past, so you've got lots of options for a night in! Grab your coziest pajamas and a glass of wine, and check out one of these heartwarming romantic comedies available on Netflix this month.


25 Uplifting Documentaries on Netflix to Deep-Cleanse Your Soul
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Netflix has a reputation for grim true-crime documentaries, but that's not to say that the streaming service is devoid of all uplifting content. You won't need to scrounge in its library to find inspiring true-life stories not about murder, mayhem, and madness. This is, after all, the home of BeyoncA(c)'s masterpiece Homecoming, which will keep you in good spirits for days on end! And besides Queen B's empowering documentary, Netflix also features heartwarming films such as Being Elmo and Jiro Dreams of Sushi. To soothe the weary souls out there, we've gathered the best uplifting documentaries that are available to stream on Netflix right this moment!


Selena Gomez Sings About Growing Up, Wanting a Man, and (Possibly) a Famous Ex in 3 New Songs
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Selena Gomez is keeping her fans well fed this year, dropping hit after hit and topping it all by releasing a deluxe edition of her album Rare. Not only does the deluxe edition feature the hits we've been enjoying since she dropped "Lose You to Love Me" in October 2019, but Gomez included three new songs that are sure to be on repeat. Check out "Boyfriend," "Souvenir," and "She" ahead!


Netflix Is Blessing Us With Season 2 of Dead to Me Next Month
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Netflix is giving us all what we want, need, and deserve while social distancing: season two of Dead to Me. The streaming service just announced that the dark comedy's highly anticipated second installment will premiere on May 8, one year (and five days, to be exact) after we were first introduced to Jen and Judy, played by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, respectively. Oh, and that also just so happens to be a Friday, so consider your plans for the following weekend sorted.

To refresh your memory on what went down during the first season, Jen is struggling to solve the hit-and-run murder of her husband when she meets Judy in a support group. Despite their polar-opposite attitudes, the two form an unlikely friendship, and Judy winds up moving into Jen's guest house after calling it quits with her emotionally abusive ex-fiancA(c), Steve (played by James Marsden). But Judy is grappling with a huge secret: she's the one responsible for the death of Jen's husband, and Steve encouraged her to flee the scene. She eventually admits this to Jen, and next thing we know, Jen appears to shoot Steve in their backyard, leaving us with quite the bloody cliffhanger.

It looks like season two will be similarly packed with drama. According to an official synopsis shared by Netflix, "Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the irrepressible pair once again struggle to keep their secrets buried. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other - no matter the cost." Watch the official teaser below, and be sure to mark your calendars for May 8. The countdown begins!


A Decade Later, These 20 Films From 2010 Still Rank Among Our Favorites
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2010 was a pretty great year in film, bringing us several movies that are still perfect for a rewatch today. Ten years later, we're looking back at some of the best films from that year. It's hard to believe it's been a whole decade since some of these came out! While some of 2010's best movies were standalones, the year also launched a few franchises that have been going strong throughout the whole decade. If you're ready for a dose of 2010 nostalgia - or are still weirded out by the idea of 2010 being "nostalgia" at all - keep reading for ten of the year's best films that still hold up today.


A Look at All the Movie Releases and Productions Affected by the Coronavirus
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Many of us have been thrown for a loop by the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and Hollywood is just one of the major machines scrambling to handle the fallout. With all theaters quickly closing their doors and nationwide lockdowns encouraging people to stay at home as much as possible, all major spring and early summer movie releases have been pushed back.

Some films like Wonder Woman 1984 and No Time to Die have announced new release dates, while others like Black Widow and Mulan are postponed indefinitely. Meanwhile, some haven't even gotten the chance to kick off the ground, like Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid reboot and Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Check out our list of the major productions that have been affected by the coronavirus, and keep an eye out for updates on their spots on the release calendar.

Related: All the Films That Will Be Available to Stream Early as Theaters Shut Due to Coronavirus


Selena Gomez Goes Back to Her Wizard Ways by Turning Dates Into Frogs in "Boyfriend" Video
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Selena Gomez's new music video is a prime example of celebrities being just like us. In the song "Boyfriend," one of the three new tracks the singer included in the deluxe edition of her album Rare, Gomez sings all about the frustrations that come with dating, finding the right partner, and dealing with the frogs we get in between. "There's a difference between a want and a need/sometimes I just want more than me," she sings in the electric-pop pre-chorus. "I know there's a fine line between/It's not what I need but . . . I want a boyfriend." Honestly, she's preaching to the choir here.

Taking her lyrics to the next level, Gomez stages a series of dates in her music video that prove, even when you're a gorgeous, multimillionaire, chart-topping artist, dating is the worst. But instead of dealing with her no-good duds, the singer takes another route and turns them all into frogs. Not exactly the usual way to deal with a bad date, but we have to admire her proactive spirit! We could totally imagine Wizards of Waverly Place's Alex Russo doing the same. Maybe the next one will make it to date number two without turning green. Watch the video above!


I Kan't Stop Kracking Up at This Keeping Up With the Kardashians Spoof
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If you don't already religiously watch Benito Skinner's videos, his latest sketch will certainly make you smash that "Subscribe" button on his YouTube page. The comedian just shared an Emmy-worthy spoof of Keeping Up With the Kardashians' season 18 trailer, and yes, it includes *that* infamous brawl between Kim and Kourtney.

A few highlights from the four-minute parody? The hair and makeup is positively on-point - I mean, could that Kris Jenner wig possibly be more accurate? Plus, Benito totally nails Kourtney's tone of voice and facial expressions (or lack thereof) while saying very Kourtney-esque things like, "Kim is just being really rude" and "Mason is turning 10 for the 12th year in a row." Plus, there are cameos by Larsa Pippen and Mason Disick - well, y'know, Benito pretending to be them.

Benito has impersonated the Kardashians plenty of times through the years, but this spoof just so happened to get the family's seal of approval. When he shared a teaser of the video on his Instagram, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian all commented their high praise. You absolutely love to see it.


I'm Telling You, If You Watch 1 Episode of the Punk'd Reboot, Let It Be Megan Thee Stallion's
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On April 6, the reboot of MTV's Punk'd officially launched on Quibi with three wild episodes. Hosted by Chance the Rapper, the installments feature hilarious (and somewhat painful) clips of Adam DeVine, Liza Koshy, and Megan Thee Stallion getting pranked. We definitely enjoyed the practical jokes played on DeVine and Koshy, but Megan Thee Stallion's segment is the best one yet.

In the video, the 25-year-old Houston native is heated when she finds out her friend EJ "lost" her beloved French bulldog, 4oe. EJ and a designated driver, Ali, pick up Megan so they can look for the pup. Thankfully, an anonymous caller (*cough* Chance *cough*) tells EJ that he has 4oe, and they can get the frenchie from his office. The only thing is, there's a giant gorilla casually chilling in a cage outside of the building. When EJ retrieves the dog and is walking back to the car, the gorilla breaks free and wreaks havoc. Here's a little peek at the madness:

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Unbeknownst to Megan, everyone is in on the joke. Oh, and the gorilla is totally fake, even though it looks pretty legit. But before we get to the reveal, we see Megan have a total meltdown as she's taken on a roller coaster of emotions. From start to finish, the clip is filled with hilarious moments that we can't stop replaying. If you're on the fence about Quibi, we highly recommend checking it out, if only for this Punk'd episode. Ahead, read the funniest bits from the prank on our favorite hot girl, then catch a glimpse of the show in the teasers!

  1. When Megan is livid after EJ tells her 4oe is lost: "WHERE IS HE? Where's my motherf*cking dog?!"
  2. When Megan hears they have to walk to the back of the house to get the dog: "Walk around the back? Bring my dog to the front . . . Now we gotta go to a back of a building with a n*gga we don't know to get 4oe."
  3. When Megan sees the caged gorilla but doesn't let EJ off the hook: "Get your ass out the car. EJ, this is what you got us in . . . You gon' have to make a choice. You need to go get my dog."
  4. When Ali "warns" a bystander about the gorilla on the loose: "White man, yo, it's a gorilla, fam . . . Make yourself big, white man!"
  5. When Megan locks the car doors as soon as the bystander tries to get in: "No, no, no, no, no. HELL NAH."
  6. When Ali shuts down Megan's idea to call the police: "You can't call the police on no gorilla!"
  7. When Megan calls the police anyway: "Hello? Ma'am, I am in LA. It's a gorilla. He's gonna break the door."
  8. When Megan finds out she's on Punk'd: "I'm Megan Thee Stallion, and I just pissed myself."

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Netflix's Spicy New Dating Series Asks the Impossible of Sexy Singles: Keep Your Pants On
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Netflix's newest dating show has been revealed, but if you're expecting the sweet romance of Love Is Blind, you might want to take a minute. The premise of Too Hot to Handle is deceivingly simple: round up a group of young, sexy singles on a gorgeous island to meet and mingle. From the looks of the preview, they've got that down. But nothing comes without a price, and as these singles learn theirs pretty quickly - to stay on the island and win a $100,000 grand prize, they'll have to give up all forms of sexual contact - including self-gratification. They can't even kiss!

Considering how we counted no less than four smooches in the trailer alone, it's safe to say these guests aren't the best when it comes to restraint. The goal of the experiment is to help these serial swipers find an emotional connection without all the no-strings-attached sex. It's certainly not the end of the world, but when you're young and living it up, rules always seems like a bummer! Especially coming from a suped-up Amazon Alexa. Watch the trailer for Too Hot to Handle above, and see how the cookie crumbles when the show premieres on Netflix on April 17.


How Shedding Her Disney Past Helped Dove Cameron Come Into Her Own as an Artist
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Dove Cameron is putting her Disney Channel days behind her and coming into her own with new music. Following the release of her first EP last year, the 24-year-old unveiled a new song called "Remember Me" with BIA on Friday. Like her previous singles, the track is about the highs and lows of love as she sings about wanting to freeze a picture-perfect moment in time with her partner.

"Life is just like a series of things coming to an end. We live in a sort of constant state of mourning over the things that we love, but are always leaving us, or always dying, or always venting, and 'Remember Me' is a bit of an expression of that," Cameron told POPSUGAR. "It's a bit of a, 'I will only be this beautiful, this young, this healthy, this vibrant right now, and will never be more beautiful and in my prime than I am right now.' And while I'm aware of that, I also know that it's ending and that this is fleeting."


"My love experiences have been great, deep, wide, intense, and varied, but more than anything, they've also been tinged with so much darkness."

While Cameron writes beautifully descriptive songs about love, she also wants them to be real. "I hate acrostic love songs," she said. "My experience with love has never been like that, and so I get really sick of love songs that just say the same sh*t over and over again. I honestly feel like at this point, it's just like a marketing ploy. It's an idea of love that we've been selling since the dawn of time. I hate that we have so many songs that make us believe that the thing that everybody wants most in life is a certain way, when very, very few people will experience it like that. I've never experienced it like that. My love experiences have been great, deep, wide, intense, and varied, but more than anything, they've also been tinged with so much darkness. That's just reality. That's part of being a human being, and being so intensely in love with someone. It almost always comes with the other side of it, which is not necessarily negative. It can feel lustful, it can feel volatile, which is negative, but is also the nature of love. It can feel dangerous, it can feel heightened, it can feel dramatic, it can feel like it's about to go. It can feel loads of things, and I think that we need more music that expresses that."

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After releasing songs through Disney Channel - both on Liv and Maddie and in the Descendants films - Cameron is excited to finally share music that is hers. "It's been really special," she said. "I have spent years of my life feeling like I wasn't in a place to be accepted for who I was. It's not so much that people weren't accepting me for what I was, it was that even if I had tried to explain who I was, I wasn't in a position where people would want to hear that. I had it in my head that if I was all of myself, I wouldn't be loved and accepted. Like I had to stay small and palatable to be loved and accepted - and I really wanted to be loved and accepted - so I just didn't attempt to be my full self."

"As you leave Disney, people look to you to make some big dramatic shedding," she added. "So then when you do, there's like 10 minutes of them being like, 'What a b*tch.' And people freak out and they hate it because they've created this image in their head of what you are, even if that's not who you are. But then after a while, it's almost like they embrace it. There's like a natural cycle to a young star's life where [people] don't like it and they want to not like it, then they emotionally come to terms with it and then they're like, 'Yes, you're a bad b*tch.' I finally feel like I'm in a space where, who I always have been, there's room for that now. It's an interesting time for young women. We have a lot of advocates encouraging young women to be fully expressed and fully themselves, and explore sexual sides, darker sides, whatever makes them feel free, and good, and fully expressed. That's amazing for me as a young female artist to feel so backed by my peers and my community."

DESCENDANTS 3, from left: BooBoo Stewart, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, (aired August 2, 2019), photo: David Bukach / Disney Channel / courtesy Everett Collection

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A lot of her evolution as an artist and person stems from a very emotional last year. In addition to leaving Disney Channel, she also said goodbye to her costar and close friend Cameron Boyce, who died from epilepsy last July. "The thing that has changed me the most is just the work that I've done on myself," she explained. "I think what changes everything in your life is your internal state and the way you look at things and the way that you feel about yourself. While 2019 was one of the worst years of my life, which is saying something, I really felt like I broke apart. I felt like I was at my lowest low, and I've never been more afraid of my own mental state than in 2019. I was just trying to function every day. Just trying to literally survive every day. That's something difficult to communicate to people. That's something even difficult to have people believe when you say [it], because obviously everybody thinks that this life is very charmed. It took that to have me be like, unless I do something differently, I won't survive this."

"The thing that has changed me the most is just the work that I've done on myself."

"So I had to really go in and do some work on myself," she continued. "And that's not to say I'm done doing that. That was the start of me doing that and I'll be doing that for the rest of my life. But I think being honest with myself and checking in with where I was and acknowledging that I can't be the person that I had been, that I had to be somebody that I've never been, and find out what that is and fly blind, then your work's going to get better because everything hopefully can get better when you do that."

Cameron added that she hopes being her authentic self, both through her music and personal life, helps her fans through their own difficult moments. "I hope that through showing more human and messy and unproduced sides of myself that they are able to see those unproduced sides of themselves as well," she said. "Because you can never really get a full version of a person online. Whatever people think they're seeing in me, they're not really. They are not getting the full scope of who I am. You can only know somebody who you know in real life. This fascination that we have watching everybody's lives on YouTube every day, [it] only fills you up for so long, and then you've not spent that time investing in yourself, and so then you don't have anything to fall back on. So then you just keep living vicariously through other people."

"I hope that through me being dead honest, and through me talking about my mental state, and through me talking about the messier, less appealing, less entertaining parts of my life, people will be reminded of those sides of themselves and to explore those sides and to pay attention to and take care of those sides because there's just not much of that out there. Unless we do that, we'll forever live on this little strange surface world that has really only existed for the past 15 years."


Learn More About the Incredible True Stories Behind These 12 Netflix Original Shows
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Netflix's original content library includes some incredible TV shows based on true stories, and there's something for everyone in this selection! Along with a slew of documentary shows and harrowing true crime investigations, Netflix's originals also include semifictionalized depictions of some of the biggest events and figures in history and true stories you might never have heard about until now. It's further proof that, sometimes, reality is even more interesting than the fiction could ever be!

As a bonus: many of these shows are actually miniseries, although some are long-term commitments, so whether you're looking for a weekend binge-watch or something to spread out over a longer period of time, there's definitely plenty of options! Keep reading for 20 of our picks for Netflix originals based on true stories - and see if any of these stories spark an interest in finding out more.


The 15 Greatest Supernatural Monster-of-the-Week Episodes
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Despite the finale being delayed, Supernatural is likely still signing off in 2020. Before we say goodbye to Sam and Dean for good, it's time to look back on a few of the episodes that make the series endlessly rewatchable. As much as I enjoy the show's overarching mythology, Supernatural's monster-of-the-week episodes are the ones that I revisit over and over again. The episodes that focus on the Winchester brothers hitting the road to solve a mystery tend to be the most comforting episodes - even when they make me sleep with the lights on. The inventiveness of season 11's "Baby," season three's surprisingly emotional "Mystery Spot," and the real scares in season one's "Bloody Mary" are just a few examples of just how much fun it is to leave the battles between heaven and hell behind and focus on what the Winchesters do best: save people and hunt things.

With 15 seasons worth of episodes to choose from, a list of the best Supernatural monster-of-the-week episodes could be practically endless, so I've made some hard cuts (I still love you, "Ghostfacers"). But at the end of the day, these 15 Supernatural episodes showcase why this show has endured for 15 years, and earned a legion of devoted fans in the process.


An Overwhelmingly Stressful Amount of Things Go Down During Grey's Anatomy's Season 16 Finale
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GREYS ANATOMY - Put on a Happy Face  Link tries to convince Amelia to take it easy during the final stage of her pregnancy. Hayes asks Meredith a surprising question, and Owen makes a shocking discovery, on the season finale of Greys Anatomy, THURSDAY, APRIL 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Jessica Brooks)KELLY MCCREARY

Although Grey's Anatomy loves to end its seasons on some pretty heavy cliffhangers, we can't blame it for the season 16 finale feeling quite so suspenseful. Filming on the rest of the season was abruptly shut down due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and ABC decided not to finish production, leaving the last completed episode to serve as the finale. It remains to be revealed if the remaining four episodes, which were in some stage of preproduction when work was shut down, will be shuffled to the beginning of season 17. So Grey's fans, this is our end for the foreseeable future, and it was definitely an interesting way to end such a divisive season.

Amelia and Link Welcome a Healthy Baby Boy

After a rollercoaster of a pregnancy, Amelia went into labor during the doctors' mad scramble to figure out what's wrong with Richard. Technically, she had been in labor for most of the day and her water broke in the afternoon. When Carina breaks the news that she will be having the baby that day, Link hurries to be by her side. But when he's called away to help with Richard's surgery, Bailey takes his place since, as Amelia put it, she's the one who took him away during the birth of his child. Labor is no fun for the youngest Shepherd, but, in a lovely callback to Bailey's birthing experience with George O'Malley at her back, the chief of surgery hops onto the hospital bed and physically helps Amelia push her way to motherhood. When Link returns, fresh from helping with Richard's surgery, he's greeted by the beaming women and his newborn son.

Owen Learns of Teddy and Tom's Affair in an Unexpected Way

GREYS ANATOMY - Put on a Happy Face  Link tries to convince Amelia to take it easy during the final stage of her pregnancy. Hayes asks Meredith a surprising question, and Owen makes a shocking discovery, on the season finale of Greys Anatomy, THURSDAY, APRIL 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Gilles Mingasson)KEVIN MCKIDD

What's done in the dark will always come to light, and Teddy's dirty deeds do just that. The finale begins with Owen wrangling time off from Koracick to make his last-minute wedding plans with Teddy that very night, a fact that Koracick is quite surprised to hear considering his recent daliances with her. Owen is blissfully unaware of the tension between the lovers, but while he's busy in surgery, Koracick confronts Teddy about her decision. He reaffirms his love for her and states that he won't stop fighting for her, proposing that she run away with him. Teddy confesses that she loves him too and the two begin having sex in Koracick's office.

In what is possibly the worst accidental dial in TV history, Teddy leaves Owen a voicemail that leaves no mistake what she's up to. Owen has Levi play the voicemail mid-surgery, but quickly has him turn it off when he realizes what the sound is. Later, he listens to the voicemail all the way through, visibly heartbroken as he hears Teddy and Koracick discuss their relationship. Although Owen hears Teddy tell Koracick that this was a goodbye and she will be marrying the military man later that night, she arrives at their home to discover that Owen has canceled the ceremony without telling her.

DeLuca Figures Out How to Save Richard's Life

Despite everyone in the hospital doubting his every word, DeLuca proves he's still a competent resident when he determines what's been ailing Richard this whole time. When the episode began, Meredith, DeLuca, and practically everyone else in the hospital were looking up every lead to diagnose Richard's sudden illness. A portion of them believes his symptoms mean he has Alzheimer's until the surgeon in question reveals that he's lost feeling in his feet and hands. In case you aren't following, those are not signs of Alzheimer's! Turns out Richard has severe acute onset motor and sensory nerve degeneration, which means the doctors have to figure out a new diagnosis. DeLuca's frenzied research leads him to the answer: Richard had a hip replacement made of cobalt which could be deteriorating and poisoning him, thus, causing all of his symptoms. Lo and behold, DeLuca was right. Again!

GREYS ANATOMY - Put on a Happy Face  Link tries to convince Amelia to take it easy during the final stage of her pregnancy. Hayes asks Meredith a surprising question, and Owen makes a shocking discovery, on the season finale of Greys Anatomy, THURSDAY, APRIL 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)GIACOMO GIANNIOTTI, DEBBIE ALLEN

Link is called in to extract and replace the hip (taking him away from the birth of his son), with DeLuca nearby to watch because it was his diagnosis. When Richard wakes up at the end of the episode, he's a sight more coherent than he's been for several episodes, which is sincerely a relief. But everything isn't rainbows and butterflies; when Catherine joins Jackson and Maggie by Richard's bedside, he reveals that whatever goodwill he felt toward her during his illness is gone. He wants nothing to do with her and his anger over her past transgressions is still alive and well. "Did you stand by me while I was being fired? You buy my hospital to humiliate me, or is that my mind playing tricks, too?" he argues, before kicking his estranged wife out of the room.

DeLuca is also going through it at the end of the episode, as we catch him having a breakdown outside of Richard's room. It's further evidence of the bipolar disorder-like symptoms he's been experiencing throughout the season, but luckily Meredith is the one who finds him slumped on the floor and offers to take him home. We won't be getting any answers to that mystery this season, but the ending does inspire hope that whenever DeLuca begins to seek help, he'll do so with Meredith by his side.

In an interview with Deadline, Grey's showrunner Krista Vernoff, she revealed that there are no plans for season 17 yet, but that the writers have been brainstorming. "I have a feeling that their stories are going to change some from what we had planned, and that we'll repurpose some of what we had written [for season 16] and use it in the early episodes of season 17," she said.

GREYS ANATOMY - Put on a Happy Face  Link tries to convince Amelia to take it easy during the final stage of her pregnancy. Hayes asks Meredith a surprising question, and Owen makes a shocking discovery, on the season finale of Greys Anatomy, THURSDAY, APRIL 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu)GIACOMO GIANNIOTTI

Vernoff also admitted that the unplanned ending of season 16 left many storylines hanging, but she was especially disappointed that production wasn't able to explore Teddy's behavior and the storyline about the human trafficking victim that DeLuca attempted to save on the March 19 episode, "Give a Little Bit." She explained that a planned episode would have articulated Teddy's reasoning for cheating on Owen with Koracick, but it wasn't possible. "We've left her in a strange place," she noted. "Why would she sabotage - why, when she was finally getting her happy ending, did she sabotage it? I think it's a super-rich area, personally."

As for the human trafficking victim DeLuca was concerned about - whom he tried to save by convincing Bailey and Meredith that she was being held against her will, but no one would listen to him because he was in a manic state - Vernoff revealed that she was meant to return in a later episode because "it felt important to offer that kind of hope to people who are living that experience." Though season 17 still isn't quite in the works, the showrunner claimed she might still complete that story. Hopefully, DeLuca will be in a mental state where he can appreciate seeing her free from her situation!


Discover New Favorite Books and Read More in 2020 With the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
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We're not even going to try to play it cool. The sixth annual POPSUGAR Reading Challenge is about to up your 2020 reading game in a big way. In addition to the 40 standard book challenge prompts, we're bringing back the 10 "advanced" prompts for those bibliophiles out there looking for something extra. Are you ready for a plot twist? This year, the advanced section is all 2020-themed, from "a book set in the 1920s" to "a book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision)."

Another way the 2020 reading challenge is better than ever is that we now have an exclusive POPSUGAR Book Club on Facebook! Join this well-read community of POPSUGAR editors and fellow readers from around the world to swap reading recs for the challenge, reach out when you're stumped on a prompt, share bullet-journaling ideas, or just chat about the latest page-turner you're obsessed with. In fact, one of the prompts is "a book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club," and our members have been actively sharing their reading recs in the group. (Join the group to see the recs!)

We hope this year's challenge broadens your horizons and reboots your love of reading in 2020, maybe even pushing you to read something you never would have picked up before purely based on the "a book you picked up because the title caught your attention" or "a book with a great first line" prompts. Who knows, you may uncover a new favorite genre like bildungsroman, get a fresh perspective from "a book by a trans or nonbinary author," learn something about "a subject you know nothing about," or be transported to "a country beginning with 'C'" that you've always wanted to visit.

Whatever path you take in 2020, we've said it before, and we'll say it again: the point of the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge is to have fun! So who's ready to get started?

Download our printable list here, checking off the books as you go, and pin the handy graphic ahead for reference. Share your progress on Instagram with #popsugarreadingchallenge.

If you're looking for an easy way to digitally track and rate the books you've read for the challenge, we'd suggest also joining this Goodreads group made up of readers who participate in the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge every year.

To help you get started, we're also sharing hand-picked suggestions from our editors and Facebook book club members for what to read for all 50 prompts that make up the 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge!

- Additional reporting by Lilli Boice


27 Exciting Debut Authors You Can Support During the Shutdowns
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An author's debut novel is an incredible and exciting achievement - which is why it's so disappointing that many debut authors have had their launches affected by the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. From early Spring debuts that had no time to build momentum to Summer debuts with canceled book tours and more, these authors and many more have had this major moment overshadowed by the global pandemic. Luckily, being under lockdown is a great time to get some reading done, and there's no better thing than to support some of these authors whose debuts aren't quite unfolding the way they might have dreamed. Ahead, we've rounded up over two dozen amazing debut novels, perfect for a broad range of genres, interests, and demographics. Keep reading to see which debut authors you definitely shouldn't miss in the next few months!


If You Have Never Seen the Original Punk'd, You Need to Watch It ASAP - Here's How
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Beyonce and Ashton Kutcher during Beyonce Gets Punk'd at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

Punk'd is back, y'all, and no, you aren't being "punk'd" right now. This practical joke reality series first debuted on MTV back in 2003 and ran through 2007, with Ashton Kutcher serving as producer and host. In the series, he'd pull hilarious pranks on his fellow celebs, and though the series was revived a few different times (once in 2012 by MTV, and again in 2013 by BET), nothing could ever really beat the original series - except maybe until now. In January 2020, it was announced that a new Punk'd reboot will premiere on Quibi with Chance the Rapper at the helm, and we're definitely down to give this reboot a chance (LOL). Of course, before we fully dive into the new series, which premiered April 6, it feels necessary to rewatch all of Ashton Kutcher's old episodes first.

Luckily, if you're looking to binge the first nine seasons of Punk'd, you can do it all in one place. Amazon Prime has all nine seasons available to watch - though we're sorry to say they're not all available to stream for free. For the first four seasons, you can either purchase individual episodes or the entire season, but for seasons five through nine, you have the option to stream for free with MTV Hits on Amazon. A subscription to MTV Hits on Amazon costs $5.99 a month and gives you access to a ton of classic MTV reality series, like Laguna Beach, Jersey Shore, The Challenge, and more. You can also get a seven-day free trial to MTV Hits, so if you think you can watch five seasons of Punk'd in seven days, then go for it.

Don't get us wrong - we're just as excited for this Punk'd reboot as Chance the Rapper. As he said in a press statement, "Punk'd is one of MTV's most iconic franchises. I grew up watching this show and it's surreal to be in the driver's seat this time around on Quibi." And we're ready to come along for the ride . . . after we revisit all of Kutcher's classic pranks.


As a Parent, Here's the Only Response I Have About Simone Biles Walking Away
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 27: Simone Biles of Team United States competes on vault during the Women's Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Nearly everyone has an opinion about Simone Biles - widely known as the single greatest gymnast in the world - after her decision to drop out of the team and individual competitions at the Tokyo Olympics this week to focus, in her words, on her mental health.

While many are praising Simone, just as they have with Naomi Osaka, a professional tennis player who recently withdrew from the French Open, for prioritizing her mental well-being, some have questioned her mental fortitude and criticized such a decorated Olympian for being unable to perform at the highest level.

As a parent, I'm having a hard time coming up with any other response than: if she's saying she can't do it, let's just listen to her.

This idea came to a head when the internet began drawing comparisons between Simone and former Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug. A memory from a few years ago rushed forward in my mind in which I was perched at the edge of my living-room couch and projecting a grainy YouTube video onto the TV for my then-toddler daughter, who was about to begin her first mommy-and-me gymnastics class.

Just for fun, I had shown her a handful of videos of famous gymnasts, and the montage happened to culminate with the replaying of Kerri's famous vault victory at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. We both watched quietly. After Kerri's first attempt, I audibly sighed at her awkward landing. My daughter looked at me, confused, and I only had enough time to say that she'd just injured her ankle "very badly" before the video cut to Kerri sprinting toward her second vault attempt. I held my daughter's hand as we both watched her stick the landing, this time precariously on one foot. As Kerri collapsed in pain and had to scoot her body off the mat, fans in the arena erupted in cheers, and I too was jumping up and down with my daughter in celebration of this defining moment.

I'm not underselling Kerri's historic achievement, nor her determination to play through the pain and win. Just as we shouldn't undersell Simone for knowing her limits and accepting them.

Last night, I rewatched the very same video of Kerri that I had shown my daughter. Only this time, I saw the pain in Kerri's eyes after that first jump. I saw the fear in them after she made history but couldn't even stand.

And I don't know how I missed it before, but when I watched her broken body being carried off the gym floor by her smiling coach, Bela Karolyi, I saw the way his hand discreetly nudged her limp arm up into a dutiful wave to fans - like a lifeless puppet put on display.

I then read that Kerri's performance wasn't even necessary to clinch the first-ever Olympic gold medal for the American gymnastics team - the US already had a solid lead. I discovered how she told her coach after the initial jump that she couldn't feel her leg and asked if she had to go again. His response was to "shake it out" and "you can do it." I learned how the injury forced Kerri into early retirement at 18 years old, and that similar stories were pervasive at that time. (In a recent tweet from Dominique Moceanu, who was a 14-year-old Team USA gymnast at the time and also suffered a tibial stress fracture before returning to the floor minutes later, she wrote that she never felt she had "a say" in her own health as an Olympian.) But mostly, I scanned countless articles praising Kerri's monumental victory with phrases like "pain is temporary, but pride is forever."

When I first showed that video of Kerri to my daughter, neither one of us knew to ask the questions that I am asking now. Should Kerri have jumped again? Did she actually want to? Was the gold medal worth all the rest?

ATLANTA - JULY 23:  Kerri Strug of the United States is carried by coach Bela Karolyi during the team competition of the Women's Gymnastics event of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games held on July 23, 1996 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  Strug was part of the gold medal winning USA Women's team, nicknamed the Magnificent Seven.  (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)

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I'm not asking these questions to undersell Kerri's historic achievement, nor her determination to play through the pain and win - just as we shouldn't undersell Simone for knowing her limits and accepting them on a global stage. They are both iconic athletes, and they should both be celebrated.

But what I do hope to teach my children is that this decision - to push forward or to step back - should ultimately be theirs to make.

Sometimes it might be the right thing for them to push past the injury or the anxiety or the pressure and then keep going. Sometimes that's how they'll achieve greatness, how they'll discover what they can truly do. But sometimes, they have to listen to that voice inside their heads that's saying, "This is too much."

We - as parents, as coaches, and as fans - just need to be sure we're listening, too. I never want to replay a video of my child 25 years later and wonder, horrified, if I'd heard it all wrong.


See the Official Trailer For Vivo, an Animated Musical Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is lending his voice to an adorable rainforest mammal, called a kinkajou, in Vivo, an animated musical set to hit Netflix this year. The movie, which comes from Sony Animation, was originally slated to hit theaters on June 4, but will instead debut on Netflix in August.

In the film, Vivo (Miranda) "must find his way from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song on behalf of his beloved owner and mentor Andres," where along the way he meets a cast of characters voiced by a star-studded cast. Voice talent includes Gloria Estefan (Marta), newcomer Ynairaly Simo (Gabi), Zoe Saldana (Rosa), Michael Rooker (Lutador), Brian Tyree Henry, Nicole Byer, and more.

"Vivo is an exhilarating story about gathering your courage, finding family in unlikely friends, and the belief that music can open you to new worlds," reads the teaser's description. Watch the bright and fun trailer in full above, see a teaser and photos below, and get excited for its Aug. 6 release!


Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek at POPSUGAR's First-Ever Interactive Book: You've Got This!
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If ever there was a time we could use some destressing methods, positive affirmations, and inspirational quotes, it's 2021! So we are beyond excited to share the news that POPSUGAR is releasing it's first-ever interactive book with all that and more, You've Got This! ($13), on August 3, 2021. Written by Jessica MacLeish and beautifully illustrated by Lauren Hom, this guidebook is chock-full of activities that will help you find purpose and mindfulness, meet your goals, and have some fun along the way. The workbook includes writing prompts, feel-good quotes, coloring book pages, and more inspiring content that is tailored to tweens, teens, and adults alike. If you're all about goal-setting, journaling, and channeling your creativity in new ways, this book will be right up your alley. You've Got This! ($13) is out Aug. 3 - preorder it today from our publisher Scholastic or from these retailers: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indiebound!

Ahead, get an exclusive peek inside You've Got This!


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More on USTR's View of GATT Exceptions in Relation to Non-GATT Goods Agreements
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In a post from February on the U.S. - Origin Marking Requirements (DS597) case, I asked: "Is the U.S. really saying that Article XXI applies beyond the GATT?" Based on the U.S. first written submission in the case, the answer...

USMCA Panel Composition in Dairy Case Announced
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The USMCA Secretariat has posted information on the panel members in the Dairy TRQ case: Panel Selection a Dairy Tariff-Rate Quotas On July 5, 2021, the Parties to the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, Chapter 31 dispute Dairy TRQ Allocation Measures (CDA-USA-2021-31-01)...

Section 232, the Scope of National Security, and Projecting U.S. Military Power
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In response to legal and political pressure from Congress, the Commerce Department finally released its February 2019 Section 232 investigation report in the autos/auto parts cases. The report is here; the appendices are here. The main recommendation was as follows:...

The ITC Report on the Economic Impact of Trade Agreements
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In response to a request from Congress (via statute), the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued its second report on the Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Authorities Procedures (the previous report is here). The request covered "all...

Decision & Democracy at the WTO: An Insightful New Study Offers a Genealogy of the Consensus Norm
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After Trump, multilateralism is supposedly back. According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, it is "still our best tool for tackling big global challenges." In the case of trade, of course, multilateralism means, primarily the WTO. The Organization's approach...

SIEL 2021 Conference
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This is from SIEL: SIEL is pleased to invite you to its seventh online Biennial Conference. SIELas 2021 Biennial, will take place July 7-9. Registration is now open, please secure your place here https://siel2021.mticket.it/eng/. The 2021 Biennial Global Conference will...

The Latest U.S. Statement on WTO Dispute Settlement
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In a statement at the Informal TNC and Heads of Delegation Meeting today, the United States said this about WTO dispute settlement: On dispute settlement, the United States believes that Members must undertake fundamental reform if the system is to...

Workshop: Understanding the EU as a Good Global Governance Actor
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Workshop: Understanding the EU as a Good Global Governance Actor Thursday, 1 July 2021 08:15 a 12:45 BST The event is jointly organised by the City Law School Institute for the Study of European Law & the H2020 EUTIP network....

The Possibility of a U.S.-EU Resolution on the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
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In an article from last week, Politico Pro had some interesting quotes from U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on the issue of the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs. I wish I had the full transcript on this, but I...

Will the Biden Administration Add the Paris Agreement to the USMCA List of Environmental Agreements?
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I've complained before about the lack of transparency in bilateral and regional trade agreements, so I appreciate the public virtual session of the Inaugural Meeting of the Environment Committee of the USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC. And I appreciate our excellent Cato Trade Policy...

The G7 on Trade: Some Hope for US Return to Binding Multilateral Dispute Settlement?
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Judged by the recent past, the G7 meeting in the UK (with key US allies) was a resounding success. But then again, the Trump administration created a low bar. In 2019, there was no G7 communiquA(c) for the first timeabecause...

The Airbus-Boeing Truce: What Exactly was Agreed?
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Today the U.S. and EU announced a 5 year suspension of the tariffs that were in place after the WTO dispute settlement rulings in the Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute. Lifting the tariffs is good news (although the U.S. made it clear...

Katherine Tai on Labor Issues in the USMCA and at the WTO
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In a speech today to the AFL-CIO, U.S. Trade Rep. Katherine Tai said the following: The USMCA agreement is a good example of what can happen when labor is at the table. Itas not perfect, but because we collaborated closely...

Cato Online Event (June 21): Can International Rules Improve Domestic Regulation of Digital Trade?
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I was a little late to the party on digital trade agreements, so I'm trying to play catch-up. In order to educate myself, I decided to put together a Cato panel on the issues. Here's the description: Can International Rules...

The Biden Administration's Possible Use of Section 232
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When the Biden administration took office, many of us hoped they would undo the domestic policy and international relations damage caused by the Trump administration's use of Section 232 and Section 301 to impose tariffs. In at least some cases,...
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New World Trade Review Written/Video Debate on Carbon Border Adjustments
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Many of you know Mona Paulsen as the Queen of Trade Law Archival Research, but she is also a scholarly tech innovator, having convinced the stodgy folks at Cambridge University Press to do a video discussion for a World Trade...

Guest Post: Will the EU CBAM Cover More Than What You Think? Complex Goods, System Boundaries, and Circumvention Under the Commissionas CBAM Proposal
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This is a guest post from trade lawyers CA!ndido GarcAa Molyneux & Paul MertenskAPtter: On July 14, the European Commission presented its legislative proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (aCBAMa). This long-anticipated tool is intended to make importers pay...

The Battle of Ben & Jerry's-WTO Law as a New Front
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One week ago, global ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's announced that the firm would no longer allow products to be sold under its brand in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OTP). Israel's continuing occupation of these territories is almost universally...

Per Capita Emissions vs. Manufacturing Emissions: Why Not Do Both?
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In the Hindustan Times, trade lawyer RV Anuradha has an op-ed entitled "EUas CBAM, US Carbon Tax undermine international climate and trade laws." What particularly interested me was the description of an alternative focus for climate change mitigation efforts. Whereas...

The Beginning, End, and Imminence of Invoking Essential Security at the WTO
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With the release of the latest US submission in United States-Origin Marking Requirement (DS597), it is worth thinking about one of the open questions of the GATT security exceptions in todayas climate a what does it mean to take action...

RCEP dispute settlement - Some observations
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As a former WTO lawyer, I am always interested in comparing WTO procedures to those of other trade agreements. I have recently found myself dabbling in RCEPas dispute settlement provisions. While this is yesterdayas news, perhaps some readers who have...

Guest Post: Making the Rules of the Game with Prudence a Analysis of the EUas CBAM Proposal
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This is a guest post from trade lawyer Bixuan Wu of the Hiways law firm: On July 14, the European Commission unveiled its ambitious aFit for 55a package, which includes the long-awaited legislative proposal on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)....

Krugman on Carbon Tariffs
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Paul Krugman has a new op-ed on carbon tariffs that made sense in parts but puzzled me in other parts. Here is the part that I thought made sense: ... You can think of national policies designed to limit greenhouse...

How to begin to think about the WTO compatibility of the European Union CBAM
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Widely leaked in various versions over the last weeks, the formal Commission proposals for carbon border adjustment have today been publically released. Already on social media, a debate has been unleashed (not surprisingly) about the WTO compatability of the proposals,...

CBAM enters with a BANG: the European Commission puts forth its carbon border adjustment mechanism proposal
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This is a guest post by trade lawyer Victor Crochet of Van Bael & Bellis The European Commission just unveiled its proposal for a carbon border adjustment mechanism (aCBAMa) (available here). The proposal provides for a new system where importers...

Guest Post: The TRIPS Vaccine Waiver Controversy
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This is a guest post from law professor Michael Trebilcock and lawyer Dan Poliwoda: THE TRIPS VACCINE WAIVER CONTROVERSY* By Michael Trebilcock Emeritus University Professor of Law University of Toronto Dan Poliwoda Lawyer, Dickinson Wright LLP University of Toronto (J.D.,...

International Economic Law Virtual Book Talk Series 2021 - Upcoming Sessions
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The American Society of International Law's International Economic Law Interest Group is hosting a summer virtual book talk series again this year and so far has held two conversations featuring recent and upcoming books published by Greg Shaffer and Esme...

More on USTR's View of GATT Exceptions in Relation to Non-GATT Goods Agreements
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In a post from February on the U.S. - Origin Marking Requirements (DS597) case, I asked: "Is the U.S. really saying that Article XXI applies beyond the GATT?" Based on the U.S. first written submission in the case, the answer...

USMCA Panel Composition in Dairy Case Announced
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The USMCA Secretariat has posted information on the panel members in the Dairy TRQ case: Panel Selection a Dairy Tariff-Rate Quotas On July 5, 2021, the Parties to the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, Chapter 31 dispute Dairy TRQ Allocation Measures (CDA-USA-2021-31-01)...

Section 232, the Scope of National Security, and Projecting U.S. Military Power
From feedproxy.google

In response to legal and political pressure from Congress, the Commerce Department finally released its February 2019 Section 232 investigation report in the autos/auto parts cases. The report is here; the appendices are here. The main recommendation was as follows:...

The ITC Report on the Economic Impact of Trade Agreements
From feedproxy.google

In response to a request from Congress (via statute), the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued its second report on the Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Authorities Procedures (the previous report is here). The request covered "all...

Decision & Democracy at the WTO: An Insightful New Study Offers a Genealogy of the Consensus Norm
From feedproxy.google

After Trump, multilateralism is supposedly back. According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, it is "still our best tool for tackling big global challenges." In the case of trade, of course, multilateralism means, primarily the WTO. The Organization's approach...

SIEL 2021 Conference
From feedproxy.google

This is from SIEL: SIEL is pleased to invite you to its seventh online Biennial Conference. SIELas 2021 Biennial, will take place July 7-9. Registration is now open, please secure your place here https://siel2021.mticket.it/eng/. The 2021 Biennial Global Conference will...

The Latest U.S. Statement on WTO Dispute Settlement
From feedproxy.google

In a statement at the Informal TNC and Heads of Delegation Meeting today, the United States said this about WTO dispute settlement: On dispute settlement, the United States believes that Members must undertake fundamental reform if the system is to...

Workshop: Understanding the EU as a Good Global Governance Actor
From feedproxy.google

Workshop: Understanding the EU as a Good Global Governance Actor Thursday, 1 July 2021 08:15 a 12:45 BST The event is jointly organised by the City Law School Institute for the Study of European Law & the H2020 EUTIP network....

The Possibility of a U.S.-EU Resolution on the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
From feedproxy.google

In an article from last week, Politico Pro had some interesting quotes from U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on the issue of the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs. I wish I had the full transcript on this, but I...

Will the Biden Administration Add the Paris Agreement to the USMCA List of Environmental Agreements?
From feedproxy.google

I've complained before about the lack of transparency in bilateral and regional trade agreements, so I appreciate the public virtual session of the Inaugural Meeting of the Environment Committee of the USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC. And I appreciate our excellent Cato Trade Policy...

The G7 on Trade: Some Hope for US Return to Binding Multilateral Dispute Settlement?
From feedproxy.google

Judged by the recent past, the G7 meeting in the UK (with key US allies) was a resounding success. But then again, the Trump administration created a low bar. In 2019, there was no G7 communiquA(c) for the first timeabecause...

The Airbus-Boeing Truce: What Exactly was Agreed?
From feedproxy.google

Today the U.S. and EU announced a 5 year suspension of the tariffs that were in place after the WTO dispute settlement rulings in the Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute. Lifting the tariffs is good news (although the U.S. made it clear...

Katherine Tai on Labor Issues in the USMCA and at the WTO
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In a speech today to the AFL-CIO, U.S. Trade Rep. Katherine Tai said the following: The USMCA agreement is a good example of what can happen when labor is at the table. Itas not perfect, but because we collaborated closely...

Cato Online Event (June 21): Can International Rules Improve Domestic Regulation of Digital Trade?
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I was a little late to the party on digital trade agreements, so I'm trying to play catch-up. In order to educate myself, I decided to put together a Cato panel on the issues. Here's the description: Can International Rules...

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