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Sally Rooney's sophomore novel, Normal People, has clearly gripped the globe.

The story of Connell and Marianne's tumultuous relationship throughout their ever-changing lives has spread far and wide, and news recently broke that a screen adaptation would be created.

BBC Three and Hulu have teamed up to bring TV audiences the 12-part drama, which will see the international literary phenomenon transformed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Two rising star actors have now been cast as the leads, and production on the project has begun in Ireland, which s being directed by the great Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie McDonald.

Daisy Edgar-Jones will star as Marianne, and Paul Mescal will portray Connell in his first television role. We've previously seen Edgar-Jones in War Of The Worlds, so this part is a definite change for her.

Normal People tells the tale of how profoundly two people can impact each others' lives, and is a definite tearjerker. It's set to be a heart-wrenching watch, considering how thought-provoking the novel is.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The book is astonishing in its use of dialogue to emote the mind-set of both characters as their lives gradually intertwine and grow apart, before being pulled back together again.

Filming will take place in Italy, Dublin and Sligo. Rooney spoke about the television series, saying how privileged she feels to be working alongside a director as prolific as Lenny Abrahamson.

"I couldn’t be happier with the cast and team we’ve put together, and I’m very excited to watch them bringing new life to the story on screen," she said.

Normal People is set in Dublin, and tracks the tender but complex relationship between the two characters from each of their viewpoints. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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From a small town in the west of Ireland to their undergraduate experiences at Trinity College Dublin, you'll recognise many of the spots referred to in the novel.

The BBC refers to the story 'honest, smart and intoxicating'; "Normal People sees the pair weave in and out of each other’s lives and explores just how complicated intimacy and young love can be

Sarah Greene, Aislín McGuckin and some of the UK and Ireland's most dynamic new acting talent have also joined the cast.

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The first photos from series two of Liar have just been released and we’re even more excited about the show’s return.

The TV series that gripped the nation in 2017 is finally making it’s long-awaited return to the screen.

The psychological thriller is set to air later this year with both Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd returning.

Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly will join the cast as DI Karen Renton.

We were completely wrapped up in the drama of Liar and have been itching to know what will happen next, especially after that final shot of Andrew Earlham’s body lying in the cold, dreary marshes.

The writers of the show commented on the second series and you’re going to love what they have to say.

Harry and Jack Williams spoke to TV Times about the return of the thrilling series. They explained that series two will be set before Earlham’s death.

“There are certainly a few suspects and we hope to explore that further. Andrew has been missing for several weeks and then we see his dead body in the empty marshlands. The question is: what happened in those missing weeks that led to Andrew’s demise?” they commented.

"Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd are back. We’re delighted that anyone frustrated by the cliffhanger will be rewarded for their patience. Questions are answered and the title is central."

Harry commented: "It’s a different lie. Who’s lying about what? The audience will be figuring that out."

We can’t wait for series two!

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Orange is the New Black (OITNB) fans, today is a sad day.

Netflix and the show's cast has confirmed that one of its biggest shows will come to an end after its seventh and final series.  

The forthcoming seventh season of the Jenji Kohan-created prison comedy will be its last, with the final episodes to debut in 2019.

"After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison. I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black," Kohan said.

The show, which was hailed for its original and groundbreaking commentary on a variety of women's issues from its airing in 2013, sought to break the mould and fought against stereotyping subjects such as female sexuality. 

In a video on the show's official Twitter account, cast members including Uzo Aduba and Taylor Schilling lamented the show's end, but promised that everyone would come together to make the last season the best one yet.

Rumours that the series was to come to an end first surfaced last year, but now that it has been confirmed, we'll have an OITNB-shaped hole in our lives after 2019.  

Schilling, who plays Piper, told The Hollywood Reporter that the series' end felt surreal. "As an actor getting ready to say goodbye to a role that I’ve lived with for six years, it’s very poignant. It’s a very kind of surreal time. It’s as surreal as it was when the thing came out of the gate and was so powerful those first few seasons. It’s equally as surreal now to be ending it all." 

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It's Friday, the weekend and a night made for a deserved glass of wine and with must-watch TV (unless, you know, you have an actual social life).

Our favourite host Graham Norton is back tonight to kick-start a brand new series of his loved show. We've missed you – and your amazing line-up of guests! – in our living rooms, Graham!

Here's all you need to know about this evening's round-up and all the guests who will be appearing – it's going to be SO GOOD.

Two incredible leading ladies will be an appearance on that famous red couch. The ever-talented Lady Gaga will talk all things about her new (already Oscar-hyped) film A Star is Born and formidable actress Jodie Whittaker will talk about her much-discussed role in Doctor Who; she is the first female to ever take the leading role of the Time Lord.   

And gals, just wait for it. 

Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Rod Stewart will ALL sit alongside them.

We can't deal.

Cooper and Gosling will talk all things film, while Stewart will no doubt push his new album and upcoming UK and Ireland tour (do we really care about the finer deets, though?).   

We're saying it – all Friday night plans cancelled.

The Graham Norton Show is on BBC One at 10.35pm on tonight and every Friday. 

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Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross – or Bree Van De Kamp to fans – has revealed she is "happy and healthy"  after taking to social media to reveal she had been battling anal cancer.

Actually, what spurned her to reveal more details to fans was after she recently shared a post on Instagram lamenting the loss of her hair after going through chemotherapy. The actress hadn't spoken of her cancer diagnosis before, so naturally, fans were concerned.   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“So grateful and happy to be alive but sad that my hair fell out and is about 1 inch long now and looks cra cra,” wrote Cross. “Anyone else have #hairloss due to #cancer? Talk to me. I feel you.”

In the snap, we see Cross looking beautiful (her skin is incredible) and sad as we get a glimpse of her colouring her hair, lamenting how it used to be prior to her cancer diagnosis.

After followers responded in droves, she posted a second photo, reassuring everyone that she was happily, cancer-free despite her hard journey.

“I am so sorry my post wasn’t clear,” she wrote, in response to a flurry of worried messages. “I am POST cancer. All good now. Hard journey, but I am HEALTHY, happy, and more present and grateful than ever. Thank you from the bottom of my ever expanding heart for all of your LOVE.”  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, it was her third message that left many feeling inspired as she explained how liberated and overwhelmed she felt at the outpouring of love and support.

“After posting a picture of myself here and uttering the words #cancer and #hairloss, I felt liberated, deliriously free and completely me,” she said.

In exposing her concerns, her fears, she said it gave her the powerful boost she needed to keep moving forward, living and being happy. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"How or why this simple act gave me such a powerful lift I did not question, but I thanked God or whatever gave me the internal push to move forward and expose myself.”

Cross continued: “I certainly wasn’t expecting the response of love and kindness that flowed to me,” she said.

“I am ecstatically alive."

After revealing that she had anal cancer (with a bit of humour thrown in!), fellow survivors chimed in to offer support and encouragement. 

“Anal cancer survivor here! Difficult one to talk about, glad you are feeling better," wrote one.

“You look gorgeous! And if I didn’t lose hair to chemo, I would NEVER had nerve to try a Mohawk which is now my hairstyle! I used to have beautiful long red hair too, but ahh well, life changes. I’m so glad you’re sharing your story openly… here’s to #survivors,” said another.

We're glad the actress is on the mend and commend her for her moving words.

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Making a Murderer fans, get excited.

Netflix has announced the highly-anticipated second chapter of the brilliant, critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning original documentary series Making a Murderer, which followed the unprecedented journey of Steven Avery from DNA exoneree and reformer to convicted murderer.

Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest where they had exclusive access to Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf.  

Over the course of 10 new episodes, Making a Murderer Part 2 provides an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process – get your binge-watching cosies ready.

We already know it’s going to make for gripping television.

“Steven and Brendan, their families and their legal and investigative teams have once again graciously granted us access, giving us a window into the complex web of American criminal justice,” said executive producers, writers and directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

So, what will we see this time around?

As Part 1 documented the experience of the accused, in Part 2, they have chronicled the experience of the convicted and imprisoned.

Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Avery’s hard-charging post-conviction lawyer as she tirelessly works the case and uncovers unexpected evidence about what may have happened to Teresa Halbach and about how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.

Ricciardi and Demos also follow Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was involuntary, a fight that could take Brendan’s case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

When is it available to watch?

Making A Murderer 2 is available to watch in the UK and Ireland on Netflix from October 19th.

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Let's be honest all women are excellent multitaskers. You just never know when you'll need to do the makeup on the train while prepping for that early-morning meeting, grab lunch while doing two conference calls or WhatsApp while binge-watching Netflix (it's harder than it looks tbh) – you constantly need to be adaptable and as we know, be prepared for the unexpectedness that a hectic life brings.. 

Katie Piper, author, advocate and now Strictly star, is a woman who knows all about this.

The mum-of-two took to Instagram to reveal that she had been up since 5am with her youngest daughter Penelope.

In the utterly adorable post, in which she lovingly cradles her second child, she wrote: "After a 5am start someone has fallen back to sleep, my little Pea."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Despite the fact that she managed to get her to nod off in her arms, Piper lamented that she was still wearing her Strictly tan from Saturday night's first live show but said she'd no time to worry as she had to go to Sainsbury's anyhow.

"On a side note I wonder if this spray tan is going to look out of place when I go to Sainsbury’s later!" she added. 

How many of us have not even thought about a mirror before the weekly shop? Hungry kids (or, hangry feelings, generally) = priorities.  

Piper is no doubt, still on a high after the first Strictly show of its 16th season kicked off on Saturday – she performed a beautiful waltz with partner Gorka – but many fans thought that she had been under-marked, with judge Bruno advising her to relax more as he felt nerves may have impacted her performance. 

She penned an emotive post, thanking fans for their support, and her dancing partner for his patience.  

How STUNNING did she look on the night?

"You did it my darling, you did all the steps, you got to the end and it looked good. Now relax and don't overthink it. Don't worry about it too much, let him guide you because you can dance," Bruno said. 

This is one mum who should feel immensely proud – spray tan and all! 

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There's something sad about reading about women 'feuding' with other women. We fight so hard for equality, we unite against #MeToo; we want to build each other up, not tear each other down. At the same time, not every woman will get on with each other, that's a normal fact of life. And certainly, women have been 'pitted' against each other for years, be there beef between them or not. Look at Britney vs Christina. Katy vs Taylor. Nicki vs Carli.

Another seemingly ongoing 'feud' played out in public this year in a way we never expected. There was always the rumours. Sex and The City stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall played best friends on screen, but from the early stages of the series, the whispers started. Kim even went on to say publicly that the cast of four women shouldn't be expected to be friends in life just because they were colleagues. 

Then Kim's brother tragically passed away earlier this year and while she thanked her SATC colleagues for the support, she denounced Parker's sympathies in a separate post that confirmed the pair certainly didn't see eye-to-eye.  

"Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already)," she wrote on Instagram after Parker sent her condolences in a comment on the photo-sharing site.

"You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona." Sarah still insists the pair never feuded but this week, a photo has resurfaced that has fans wondering if the whole thing is bigger than both admit. 

And it's SATC's Charlotte, played by Kristin Davis who has inadvertently reignited the rift it seems. The actress posted an old SATC photo on Instagram ahead of the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The photo, taken in 2004, shows Kristin with her co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker sitting at a table of Emmy Awards trophies.

The post noticeably excluded Cattrall leaving fans to speculate and voice their unhappiness with the move, saying it was "petty." Cattrall's Samantha was arguably the show's most popular character.

"I'm starting to understand why Kim decided not to make more films with you ladies," read one comment.

"Without Kim Cattrall SATC is nothing. Shame on you," said another.

"They didn’t earn those Emmys without her," added another.

Davis has yet to comment on the post and its backlash but we can't help but wonder (and feel a little bit saddened) by the rift that clearly lies between its beloved cast of women. 

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Earlier this year, Rob Delaney and his wife Leah shared the devastating news that their two-year-old son Henry had passed away after he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour. 

The Catastrophe actor wrote a beautiful tribute to his "smart, funny, and mischievous" son Henry after his heartbreaking death as his family try to grieve the loss of their beautiful son.

The family recently announced their joy as they plan to welcome a new arrival but, naturally, Henry is never far from their thoughts.

Writing on Medium, Delaney shared a beautiful and powerful essay detailing Henry's diagnosis and illness, and how the devastation had impacted everything around his family and life. 

"Henry’s tracheotomy tube prevents him from speaking, so I haven’t heard him make a peep for over a year. My wife recently walked in on me crying and listening to recordings of him babbling, from before his diagnosis and surgery." 

"I may wish Henry wasn’t in the hospital and it may make me f**king sick that my kids haven’t lived under the same roof for over a year. But I’m always, always happy to enter the hospital every morning and see him. It’s exciting every day to walk into his room and see him and see him see me," he wrote. "..And when he smiles, forget about it. A regular baby’s smile is wonderful enough. When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby."

He explained that Henry had been vomiting consistently and that he and Leah had to visit a number of doctors before they would know the heartbreaking root of the cause. His words are powerful, raw and honest, as well as utterly wrenching to read. 

"I would often start crying whenever he threw up. I would try not to cry in front of his older brothers and fail and they’d ask why, and I would say it was because I was scared."

He explained he had started writing the post as a book for parents of sick children so that it might offer some form of help or comfort to those in the same position but decided to stop writing when he saw his son’s last bad MRI scan.   

He stopped writing, he says, so that his family could focus on Henry and his happiness, but sharing the post now, he says he wants other parents to know that they are heard and understood. 

"The reason I’m putting this out there now is that the intended audience for this book was to be my fellow parents of very sick children. They were always so tired and sad, like ghosts, walking the halls of the hospitals, and I wanted them to know someone understood and cared. I’d still like them to know that, so here these few pages are, for them. Or for you."

 "…I can’t write that book anymore because our family’s story has a different ending than I’d hoped for. Maybe I’ll write a different book in the future, but now my responsibility is to my family and myself as we grieve our beautiful Henry."

We commend the Delaney family for their incredible strength and courage; for sharing the moving words that might provide others grieving with a source of comfort.

You can read the post in full HERE.  

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As the saying goes; all good things must come to an end.

And BBC bosses have signalled that our unhealthy addiction to Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark will come to a close after season five.

The much anticipated fifth season will be the last of the series – and we aren't okay.

Filming has gotten underway this week for the final chapter, and as our tears dry, writer Debbie Horsfield has given us a sneaky insight into what we can expect as the curtain closes on the series.

Debbie Horsfield, who has written every episode of the four series, divulged: “In The Stranger from the Sea Winston Graham made many references to developments that happened in the 'gap' years. Much can also be inferred.

There are, of course, also historical events and people of the time, both in Cornwall and in London. Series five will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this intervening period.”

Poldark saga was created over 12 novels by Winston Graham.

The 'gap' Debbie refers to is the 10 year period, Winston left between his seventh and his eighth novel. 

The fourth series was based off the seventh novel, The Angry Tide. And the final series will be inspired by the eighth book, The Stranger from the Sea.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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And, of course, a new series means new roles to cast for characters.

These include famous faces such as Lily Dodsworth Evans, Kerri McLean, Sofia Oxenham, and Vincent Regan – to name just a few.

Although, we will have to wait a little longer to find out who will be playing what part. 

You can expect the fifth and final series to hit your screens sometime in 2019.

We are going to miss the perfection that is Aiden Turner. 

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The trailer for season three of Riverdale has landed and we have chills. You’ll be covered in goosebumps after watching the thrilling promo for the popular CW teen drama.

The explosive season two finale left us with a LOT of questions, mainly about the dashingly handsome Archie’s faith. We last saw the ambitious singer being led off in handcuffs after being framed for murder by Hiram Lodge.

We also left the Cooper family in quite the distressed state after Betty’s dad Hal was unveiled as serial killer ‘The Black Hood’.

The new trailer gives fans a recap of the previous season finale, but more importantly it features new footage of Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead after ‘the worst summer ever'.

Archie tells his friends that he wants them to have a “great, normal Labour Day weekend”. The gang manage to enjoy their trip away, but Betty’s world comes crashing down when she returns home.

 

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The budding journalist spots her mum and sister Polly engaged in one freaky looking ritual in their back garden. They are standing around a fire, with what is believed to be a cult.

Apparently, Alice joined the cult after visiting The Farm- where Polly fled to after Jason’s death to raise their twins.

Beware- the freaky scene sees the pair holding the twin babies above the fire.

*Shudders*

Speaking of the new season, KJ Apa said that it will start off with Archie’s murder trial. “I guess we'll see if he's gonna go away or not,” the New Zealander teased.

 

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Season three will feature another musical episode, and we’ll also meet the rest of Jughead’s family.

Season 3 of Riverdale will return this Autumn.

Watch the gripping trailer for season three here:

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With a successful film career and lifestyle brand already under her belt, Gwyneth Paltrow has already set her sights on her next business venture.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Goop founder revealed plans to expand her wellness empire with the launch of a brand new TV series called The Radical Wellness Show.

The potential series would see Gwyneth explore a number of topics with leading healthcare professionals as well as members of the public.

“I would be going into the field and talking to any number of doctors, scientists, civilians, people in crisis in Flint, Michigan, where there is something to uncover and confront about wellness,” she explained.

“We would want it to feel more Vice-y in its vibe, but we’re just in the brainstorming phase.”

Having decided to take a break from acting, the mother-of-two now plans to focus on Goop full-time.

“I need to be here right now,”she said.

“I went to Atlanta to do Avengers 4, so I’m in and out for that, and it’s weird to go back and forth. We’re growing fast, and balls are dropping all the time.”

And while a hectic acting career could hinder the growth of her health and wellness empire, she was quick to pint out the perks that come along with being a celebrity entrepreneur.

"I don't know many young entrepreneurs who can call [Disney CEO] Bob Iger, [Facebook COO] Sheryl Sandberg or [Airbnb founder] Brian Chesky, and they are kind enough to waste a little bit of their day to help me," Paltrow said.

"So in that respect, my celebrity has been a huge asset."

Given that Gwyneth is know for her less-than-conventional wellness regime, we're dying to see what the new series has in store.

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