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‘Flip or Flop’ Star Tarek El Moussa Shares Photo From ‘One of the Absolute Lowest Points of My Life’

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Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa is once again sharing details about his past health issues. In an Instagram post Tuesday, the Hgtv personality shared a photo from “one of the absolute lowest points of my life,” depicting his dramatic weight loss resulting from his use of pain medications. El Moussa, who in the past has battled both thyroid and testicular cancer, said that the photo captured him during “the first time in my life when I wanted to quit!” Also Read: 'Flip or Flop' Star Tarek El Moussa Details Recent Health Setback: 'This Sucks!!!!' “Not embarrassed to share! »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Will & Grace’ Lands First Ever Streaming Deal Ahead of New Season Premiere

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Ahead of the iconic sitcom’s fall revival, NBC is making the entire “Will & Grace” back catalog available. NBC announced Wednesday that fans can watch all 194 episodes of the series’ original run on the NBC app, Hulu and On Demand through cable providers. The episodes will be available starting Thursday, just one week ahead of the new season’s premiere on Sept. 28. Also Read: NBC Chairman on 'Will & Grace' Revival: 'I Hope There Is More to Come' New episodes will then be available across the platforms following their broadcast premieres. “As we gear up for the launch of the upcoming season premiere, »

- Carli Velocci

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Ric Flair Details Near-Death Episode After Decades of Drinking: ‘It Scared the Sh– Out of Me’

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Nature BoyRic Flair is recovering from his recent near-death experience, which the WWE icon admits “scared the sh– out of me” in a recent interview. “I’m not out of the woods yet,” he told People in this week’s issue. Last month, the 68-year-old former pro wrestler was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains. Flair soon fell into kidney failure and was on the cusp of congestive heart failure. He was given just a 20 percent chance of survival, and placed in a medically induced coma. Also Read: WWE Icon Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan Dies at 73 Doctors removed part of Flair’s bowel, »


- Tony Maglio

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Netflix in October: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)

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Now that the back-to-school rush has settled down, the weather is changing and pumpkin spice is being sprinkled in your coffee rotation, let’s embrace fall. We can also embrace all of the exciting new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in October. Here, we breakdown which ones you definitely shouldn’t miss, and a couple things you definitely have to re-watch before they leave. Coming October 1: “I Love You, Man” We bet you didn’t even realize how much you’d like to watch this movie again until we told you it’s coming to Netflix next month. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Casts Former Nightlife Kingpin Danny A Abeckaser (Exclusive)

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Former nightlife impresario-turned actor Danny A. Abeckaser has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” TheWrap has learned.

Abeckaser joins an all-star cast in the Netflix Original that includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Pesci and Ray Romano.

The project centers around Jimmy Hoffa, the controversial Teamsters labor union leader who vanished without a trace in the ’70s. Abeckaser previously worked with Scorsese on the HBO drama “Vinyl.”

Reps for the actor and Netflix did not immediately return TheWraps’ request for comment. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Thanks, Spotify: Subscription Services Deliver Real Money to Music Industry

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Streaming subscriptions services like Spotify, Tidal Music and Apple Music have helped the industry boost consumer sales by 17 percent through the first half of 2017, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America. That year-over-year change reflects a massive shift from physical CD sales. Streaming revenue made up 62 percent of the music market during the period, with digital downloads comprising 19 percent and physical sales 16 percent. That’s a significant change from just the first half of 2015, when one-third of music revenue came from streaming. The RIAA’s streaming category includes paid services like Tidal and »

- Matt Pressberg

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CBS Orders Dick Wolf Drama ‘FBI’ Straight to Series

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An NBC staple is moving over to CBS. The network announced Wednesday that it is giving a 13-episode straight-to-series order to “F.B.I.,” (working title) a show about the inner workings at the New York office of the government agency. Dick Wolf, the iconic creator behind “Law & Order” and the “Chicago” franchise on NBC, created the series and is serving as an executive producer. The one-hour drama is expected to air during the 2018-19 TV season. Also Read: NBC's Fall Schedule: 'Will & Grace' to Kick Off Thursdays, 'The Brave' Follows 'The Voice' Craig Turk (“The Good Wife”), Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. »


- Carli Velocci

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Lillian Ross, Longtime New Yorker Reporter, Dies at 99

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Lillian Ross, longtime reporter for The New Yorker, died Wednesday at the age of 99, according to her editor, Susan Morrison. Ross (pictured above left with Anjelica Huston) joined The New Yorker in 1945, writing short articles on New York’s social scene. Later, she became a staff writer with her own Talk of the Town column, getting her big break in 1950 with a profile piece on Ernest Hemingway. Also Read: Jake Lamotta, Boxing Legend Who Inspired 'Raging Bull,' Dies at 95 Later, Ross took on Hollywood with a series of articles about the making of John Huston’s 1951 adaptation of “The. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ Sells Most Hardcover Copies of Nonfiction Books Since 2012

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir “What Happened” has sold more than 300,000 copies across all formats in its first week, moving more hardcover copies than any nonfiction book in five years. According to the Associated Press, Clinton’s reflection on her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election moved 168,000 hardcover copies in its first week. The last nonfiction book to do better was 2012’s “No Easy Day,” a memoir by one of the former Navy Seal Team members responsible for the death of Osama bin Ladin, which sold more than 250,000 copies in its first week. Clinton’s publisher Simon & Schuster. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Ariel Winter Speaks Out After Her Mother’s ‘Cry for Help’ Comment: ‘Very Sad’

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Ariel Winter is speaking out, after her estranged mother Crystal Workman claimed that the “Modern Family” star’s provocative wardrobe choices are a “cry for help.” Winter took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to share her thoughts, and while the actress didn’t specifically call out Workman by name, the target of her tweet seemed pretty clear. “Very sad when someone chooses a public forum to reach out to someone,” Winter wrote. “Also sad when that reach out comes in the form of criticizing.” Also Read: Ariel Winter's Wardrobe Choices Are a 'Cry for Help,' Her Mother Says »


- Tim Kenneally

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Amy Poehler Comedy Set at Netflix With Natasha Lyonne to Star

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Netflix has given an eight-episode order to a comedy series from Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland. The untitled Universal Television project stars Lyonne as Nadia, a young woman who is the guest of honor at an apparently inescapable New York City party. Lyonne co-created the series with Poehler and Headland (“Bridesmaid”), who are all executive producing. Headland is penning the first episode, while Lyonne and Headland are writers on the series. Also Read: Animated Comedy From Amy Poehler in the Works at Fox Poehler‘s Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media and 3 Arts Entertainment are producing with Universal. Paper »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Rosie O’Donnell Goes Off on Estranged Daughter Chelsea After Scathing Interview

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The tensions between Rosie O’Donnell and her estranged daughter Chelsea received a very public airing on Tuesday, after the 20-year-old gave a scathing interview to the Daily Mail, saying that she was pregnant — and that O’Donnell “will not be in my child’s life.” “Smilf” actress O’Donnell then unleashed a flurry of tweets directed at her daughter. “u want a public discussion – did they pay u again – how much this time? same same same chelsea,” one tweet read. Also Read: Rosie O'Donnell Dodges Melania Trump Questions in Bizarre Interview Another O’Donnell missive featured a picture of Chelsea at a Mac store, »


- Tim Kenneally

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Woman in Kevin Hart Scandal Says She Is Also a ‘Victim,’ Was Secretly Recorded

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Montia Sabbag, the woman at the center Kevin Hart’s extortion scandal, spoke out at a press conference with attorney Lisa Bloom on Wednesday, saying she is not behind what Hart has said is an attempt extort money from him. “I am not an extortionist,” Sabbag said. In an emotional Instagram post on Saturday, Hart apologized to his wife Eniko Parrish and children for a video in which he and Sabbag were seen engaging in suggestive behavior. He went on to accuse an unnamed person of seeking “financial gain off of my mistakes.” “I had nothing to do with these recordings, »


- Reid Nakamura

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Magnolia Acquires Venice Film Fest Fave ‘Nico, 1988’

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Magnolia Pictures has picked up U.S. rights to Susanna Nicchiarelli’s “Nico, 1998,” the distributor announced on Wednesday. The film is a look at the last two years of the Velvet Underground singer and actress’s life. Financial terms were not disclosed. Danish actress, singer and songwriter Trine Dyrholm plays Nico during singer and former Warhol superstar’s last hurrah during the final two years of her life, 1987 and 1988, when her new manager convinces her to go on tour and promote her new album. Nico is also looking to reconnect with her son. “Nico, 1988” won Best Film in Horizon section at this. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch Horror Series in Works at The CW as ‘Riverdale’ Companion

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch might be flying back to TV. The CW is developing “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” an hour-long dark drama in the horror genre. The series will reimagine the origin of the Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that involves witchcraft and the occult. It is envisioned as echoing the tone of such classic horror films as “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” with Sabrina battling evil forces while coming to terms with her identity as half-witch and half-mortal. Also Read: CW 2017-18 Schedule: 'Jane The Virgin' Banished to Fridays, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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iOS 11: Here Are 5 Things We’re Stoked About in Apple’s Update

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Check out iOS 11 yet? Apple’s latest software update has been out for about 24 hours now, and after playing around with it a bit, I’m ready to give it the Siskel and Ebert trademark two thumbs up. The update comes right before the rollout of Apple’s new iPhone 8 series, and later, the iPhone X. But even if you’re still hanging tough with the 5s, you can bump up your phone to iOS 11. When you do, here are a few things that stood out to TheWrap. Also Read: Why Searching for Avril Lavigne and Beyonce Could Destroy Your Computer 1) Augmented. »


- Sean Burch

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‘It’ to Pass ‘The Exorcist’ as Highest Grossing Horror Film Ever

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Warner Bros.’ runaway horror hit “It” will pass “The Exorcist” on Wednesday to become the highest domestic grossing horror film of all-time. Upon its initial release in 1973, “The Exorcist” grossed $193 million domestically, followed by an additional $39.9 million from two director’s cut releases in 2000 and 2010, for a total of $232.9 million. “It” currently has $228.4 million after adding $4.2 million on Monday and $5.3 million on Tuesday. The movie should easily pass “The Exorcist” record this week — as early as Wednesday night. “It” is the highest grossing R-Rated film of 2017 so far. While expected to »


- Jeremy Fuster

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John Singleton Joins TheGrill 2017 as Spotlight Interview

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Writer, producer and director John Singleton has joined the outstanding lineup of speakers at TheGrill 2017 conference. The eighth annual leadership conference, to be held on October 2-3 at the Montage Beverly Hills, will feature a spotlight interview with Singleton sharing his insights on the impact of his filmmaking on American culture, from “Boyz N the Hood” to “Snowfall.” In 1991, John Singleton blew Hollywood away and opened America’s eyes with “Boyz N the Hood,” a powerful, sensitive and insightful look at life on the streets of South Central L.A. This year, he went back to L.A. with “Snowfall, »


- Sharon Waxman

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‘Game of Thrones’ Writer Bryan Cogman to Develop Fifth Prequel

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Bryan Cogman, a writer who’s been with “Game of Thrones” since Season 1, will be penning a fifth prequel idea with “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R.R. Martin. HBO told TheWrap that the writer has been working with Martin to develop the idea, which is one of five that could be ordered to series. The network previously announced that it was working with four different writers on potential new series. Each is connected to “Game of Thrones,” but not all will make it to air. Also Read: 6 'Game of Thrones' Spinoff Ideas: From 'Dunk and »


- Carli Velocci

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Here’s Everything That’s Coming and Leaving Netflix in October

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Is it just us, or does it seem like Labor Day was yesterday? Halloween candy has been in stores for weeks now, but as the weather cools off and the aroma pumpkin spice starts to permeate our lives, we’re ready to lean in to fall. And with fall comes fall TV. And with fall TV comes Season 2 of “Stranger Things,” which is all we can think about — and we know you’re probably going to dress up as Eleven come Oct. 31. A quick heads up on what’s leaving the platform: “Titanic” will no longer be available on Oct. »


- Ashley Boucher

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