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Jennifer Lopez Doesn't County First Two Marriages

Jennifer Lopez no longer considers her first two marriages to be real unions because they were so short-lived. She is engaged to retired baseball ace Alex Rodriguez, and although their wedding will mark the fourth time she walks down the aisle, J.Lo doesn’t see it that way. “I’ve been married three times: once was nine months and once was 11 months. So I don’t really count those,” J.Lo confessed of tying the knot with Ojani Noa in 1997 and dancer Cris Judd in 2001. Lopez only considers her most recent union, to fellow singer/actor Marc Anthony, the father of her 11-year-old twins Max and Emme, as her first real experience of marriage. “I was married to Marc for 10 years with the kids,” she shared of their relationship, which officially ended in 2014. “I was very young the first two times I tried to get married,” Jennifer added in a YouTube video taking fans behind-the-scenes of her new tour. “I’m saying tried to get married!” Explaining why those relationships didn’t last, Lopez admitted she was trying to find companionship while juggling her skyrocketing career. “It seems like in this life you’re always surrounded by people so you’re never lonely, but it’s very lonely. So you always want somebody with you,” she said. “So I felt like if I got married then I would always have somebody, but that’s not how life works. That’s not how it goes, (it’s) a bad reason to get married…” “The right one (reason) is when you find somebody who makes you better,” added Jennifer, who also previously dated Sean “Diddy” Combs and was once engaged to Ben Affleck. Now, as she approaches her 50th birthday, Lopez is in no rush to get to the altar with Alex, because this time, she wants to do it right. “It’s been three years now,” Jennifer said of her romance with A-Rod. “(We’ll get married) soon, not soon-soon but next year. I’d like a big wedding, I’d like to get married in a church this time. Never been married in a church.”

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Olivia Munn Helps Couple Find Dognapped Dog

Olivia Munn helped aid in the safe return of a pet pooch stolen by a dog walker who was using the app, Wag. The actress, who is an investor in the “Uber for dog walking” app, coordinated with police after a New York couple's Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix was nabbed from their apartment on Thursday. Sophie and Max Troper contacted Munn through Instagram when they returned to their Manhattan home to find their canine, Benny, missing. The Tropers said that only dog walkers on Wag have the codes to their apartment building, narrowing down the list of suspects who may have stolen their pooch. The couple pleaded with Munn to use her star power in order to bring Benny home - and the X-Men actress didn't disappoint. The Tropers say Munn spent all night on the phone with them, and she helpfully liaised with Wag staff and police in order to locate the little dog. On Friday, cops finally found Benny, who had been dognapped by Wag user Christian Madriaga, 22. Madriaga was seen on apartment CCTV footage dressed in a red sweatshirt carrying little Benny from his home on Thursday. He has now been charged with theft. The Tropers thanked Munn in a photo they shared to Instagram that showed them posing with an NYPD detective after they were reunited with their dog. They wrote: “BENNY WAS FOUND!!!!!!! We are so so so grateful to Detective Kaufman and the other officers from @nypd and @oliviamunn and everyone in the community for their help in bringing our angel home!!!!! Benny was found at the residence of a wag walker and was rescued by an amazing detective from Precinct 1 NYPD.” Munn issued similar sentiments, telling fans on Reddit on Friday evening: “I've been up all night. wanted to make sure we got Benny home safe with Sophie and Max. Huge huge gratitude to the NYPD and Detective Kaufman for working so hard and moving so fast to bring Benny home.”

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Weekend Box Office

Here are weekend box office figures:
 
1. Men in Black International - $28.5 million
 
2. The Secret Life of Pets 2 - $23.8 million
 
3. Aladdin - $16.7 million
 
4. Dark Phoenix - $9 million
 
5. Rocketman - $8.8 million
 
6. Shaft - $8.3 million
 
7. Godzilla: King of the Monsters - $8.1 million
 
8. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - $6.1 million
 
9. Late Night - $5.1 million
 
10. Ma - $3.6 million

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Kathy Bates Joining Clint Eastwood's 'Richard Jewel'

Kathy Bates is joining Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell. She will play the role of Bobi Jewell, Richard’s mother who was an insurance claims adjuster. I, Tonya actor Paul Walter Hauser will play the title role as the security guard whose life was turned upside down after he was believed to be a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Sam Rockwell is playing Jewell’s defense attorney in the film. Eastwood’s movie, scripted by Billy Ray, centers on Jewell, who discovered a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound, cleared the area and saved lives that day, but after he was falsely accused he became a pariah. Even though the FBI cleared Jewell as a suspect three months later, he never fully got his reputation back or his confidence in himself, and his health was forever damaged. Jewell, who later became a police officer, died in 2007 of a heart attack at age 44.

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Jessica Biel Forced To Clarify Her Vaccination Stance

Jessica Biel is not anti-vaccination. The actress was forced to clarify that after appearing with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.—who is an anti-vaxxer—at the California statehouse Tuesday to lobby against a vaccination bill currently under consideration in the state legislature. California requires certain vaccinations in order for children to attend public or private school, unless they have a medical exemption from a doctor. The bill, SB 276, would instead require parents to get a form signed by an official from the State Department of Public Health in order to obtain a medical exemption for their child. Facing criticism for her appearance with Kennedy, Biel took to Instagram yesterday to explain her stance on vaccinations. "I am not against vaccinations—I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physician," Biel writes. She explains that her friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccines, and should SB 276 pass, that exemption might be in danger. "That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill," she writes. "Not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I believe in giving doctors and the families they treat the ability to decide what’s best for their patients and the ability to provide that treatment." She encouraged readers to do their own research on the bill and its "intricacies."

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Dwayne Johnson To Receive Generation Award At MTV Movie & TV Awards

Dwayne Johnson will be honored with the Generation Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV announced yesterday. The award celebrates actors and actresses whose diverse film and television roles have turned them into household names. The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Zachary Levi, will air Monday on MTV at 9 p.m. EDT. Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG lead the nominations.

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The New 'Press Your Luck' With Elizabeth Banks Premieres Tonight On ABC

Actress Elizabeth Banks is set to host the return of Press Your Luck, a game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish WHAMMY for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. Press Your Luck premieres tonight on ABC.

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Alec Baldwin Calls Sarah Sanders 'A Mouthpiece For Fascism'

Alec Baldwin has had a change of heart on his decision to give up his role playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” – as he revealed in a tweet calling Sarah Sanders a “mouthpiece for fascism.” Baldwin says his future could involve a return to the NBC sketch comedy show – after saying earlier this was his last season. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the father of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, used the news to bash his “unfunny Trump bashing” and plug his own TV show. “Alec Baldwin announced that he's 'so done' playing @realDonaldTrump on 'Saturday Night Live’” Huckabee tweeted. “Good news for viewers who are 'so done' with 'SNL' & unfunny vicious Trump bashing instead of comedy. For refreshing variety, try my show instead tonight!” Baldwin wasn't amused. He retweeted Huckabee, then went after his daughter, another target of a brutal impersonation on SNL. “Who knows what the future holds? I tell what it should hold. That you, who have sucked a govt paycheck out of the economy while you were a dreadful Lt gov and then gov and that daughter of yours, a mouthpiece for fascism, that you go away. Just...go away,” Baldwin wrote. He also tweeted at Huckabee Monday: “And your show is dreadful. You have no charm, insight or intellect.” Baldwin also shared a story about his planned departure, then commented: “Wait! Wait! If pissing off Trump is the point, then I’ll keep doing it! I’ll keep doing it!!” Baldwin explained his turnaround on the show in an interview with Extra, touting his longtime relationship with show producer Lorne Michaels. “Lorne is my good friend and if they want me to come and do the show per my availability, I'd be more than happy,” Baldwin said. He explained that the primary concern was scheduling as he seeks to devote more time to long-form acting after taking time off for the birth of his son.

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Angry John Stewart Pushes Lawmakers To Extend 9/11 Victims Fund

Jon Stewart joined a group of Sept. 11 first responders on Capitol Hill yesterday to push lawmakers to vote in favor of legislation replenishing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He spoke before the House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, one day before the House was scheduled to vote on the Never Forget the Heroes Act. If passed, the act would refill the coffers of the fund and permanently extend it. Stewart complained about how long it has taken for Congress to pass the legislation, which lawmakers introduced in February after it became clear the VCF was running out of money. One week earlier, the fund's special master, Rupa Bhattacharyya, said he'd have to reduce payments by at least 50 percent after a record number of claims. "I'm sorry if I sound angry and undiplomatic. But I'm angry, and you should be, too. And they're all angry as well," Stewart said of the first responders. "And they have every justification to be that way. They responded in 5 seconds. They did their jobs. Eighteen years later, do yours!" 

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Britney Spears Suggests That Paparazzi Photos Of Her Are Faked To Make Her Look Fat

Ever since Britney Spears' recent stay in a mental health facility, fans have accused her team of posting old photos and videos to make her seem as though she's fine, even though she may not be. But now the singer appears to be accusing the paparazzi of altering photos of her to make her appear less attractive. On her Instagram story on Sunday, Britney appears in a bikini. After asking fans not to "judge" her because she "looks haggard" -- due to recently getting off of a jet ski -- she says, "A lot of fans, in our world today say that the pictures and videos that [stars are] posting are either not on time or they’re fake. But no one ever really asks, ‘Are the paparazzi pictures fake, and do the paparazzi people do stuff to the pictures, and is the news really real?’" She adds, "It’s a conspiracy theory that I’m actually interested in. Yesterday, I went swimming. [In pictures], I look like I’m 40 pounds bigger than I am today. This is how I am right now, and I’m skinny as a needle. So you tell me, what is real?" But the photo agency that released the photos that Britney appears to be talking about calls her claims "ludicrous." Speaking to Page Six, a rep for the photo agency says, "We think Britney looks great and it’s ludicrous to suggest the photos or video were altered in any way. They were not. We shot thousands of photos of her over the weekend and are very happy to let her see the original files if she so wishes. It was good to see her happy and having fun and we wish her well.”

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Next 'Frozen 2' Trailer This Morning On 'Good Morning America'

Disney said the next trailer for its animated movie Frozen 2 is scheduled to premiere today on “Good Morning America.” Accompanying the news was an image of royal siblings Anna and Elsa (voiced in the movie by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel) standing in a misty forest. The sequel to the hit 2013 cartoon musical was first announced in 2015. The original film was based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen." 

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Kevin Hart Working On Remake Of Billy Murray's 'Scrooged'

Kevin Hart is ready to take on a classic film for his next project. The Hollywood Reporter says Hart is teaming up with Paramount Pictures to develop a remake of the Bill Murray 1988 Christmas comedy Scrooged. The film, which was a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, followed Murray as a mean, cynical and self-centered television exec who is visited by three ghosts who help him get back into the Christmas spirit. Hart is expected to take on Murray's role as Scrooge.

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"The Good Place" To End After Fourth Season

NBC’s “The Good Place” will end its run after its fourth season next year, creator Mike Schur revealed on Friday at the show’s Emmy FYC panel. Schur revealed that the show’s writers plan was to tell a four-season story and that’s exactly what they planned to do. “It’s a bullet train it doesn’t slow down for anything,” Schur said of the final season. The series stars admitted they appreciated the fact that they were ending the show on their own terms, even though they were sad to see it end. “Much respect,” said star Ted Danson. “I know we do fart jokes but this is a serious show.” “Any padding or over-telling a really great story would be a shame.” Added D’Arcy Carden, who plays Janet: “We all learned together, my reaction was ‘cool, ok, yeah,’ and 24 hours later it was, ‘I think I’m depressed!’ “I have so much respect for Mike and the writers and I have always been a fan of shows that go out on their own terms.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow Forgot She Was In Spider-Man Homecoming

Gwyneth Paltrow had no idea she appeared in 2017 movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. She has portrayed comic book character Pepper Potts in seven films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008’s Iron Man, but she has trouble recalling all of the projects – and she completely forgot all about the latest Spider-Man franchise. Paltrow makes a brief appearance as Potts at the end of Homecoming, which stars Tom Holland as the titular superhero, but the actress had to be reminded about the shoot by her co-star and Iron Man director Jon Favreau during a recent chat on his new Netflix series, The Chef Show. The awkward exchange occurred as Paltrow asked her pal what had inspired his new cooking show, on which she served as the first guest. Favreau began explaining how he started shooting the project while they were in Atlanta filming Spider-Man: Homecoming. “Spider-Man?” she asks, to which the filmmaker replies, “Yeah, we were in Spider-Man together. Remember we were on Spider-Man?” Paltrow says, “We weren’t in Spider-Man,” as Favreau confirms, “Yes we were. You were in Spider-Man.” Paltrow goes on to try to correct her colleague, claiming she was just in the Avengers films, which co-stars Holland as the web-slinging crime fighter. “No, you were in Spider-Man also,” Favreau insists, before outlining the end of the movie, when Tony Stark/Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey, Jr., plans to introduce Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man as the latest member of the Avengers. “Oh, yes,” answers Paltrow, laughing, “That was Spider-Man?! Oh my God!” 

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Chris Pratt And Katherine Schwarzenegger Tie The Knot

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger tied the knot on Saturday. The wedding took place at approximately 5:30 p.m. local time at the exclusive San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, with Katherine arriving at the wedding marquee on the arm of her father, Arnold Schwarzenegger. She wore a strapless white wedding gown and kept the rest of her bridal look simple with an elegant veil and her long brunette dresses draping down. The dress also had a lengthy train which was lace at the end and appeared to have a sweetheart neckline. Her bridesmaids were dressed in floor-length blush pink gowns with plunging necklines. The surprise wedding comes after the couple were pictured at actor Rob Lowe's Montecito estate on Friday and were thought to be having their wedding rehearsal.

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Brad Pitt Threatens Legal Action Over Links To Straight Pride Parade

Brad Pitt’s reps have reportedly threatened legal action against the organizers of a planned Straight Pride Parade in Boston after they adopted the movie star as their unofficial mascot. Three Boston locals have applied for a permit to stage a Pride march in August for non-gay men to “celebrate the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community” – a direct protest to the multiple events set up to recognize the LGBTQ community throughout Pride Month in June. The group has even set up a website for the proposed parade, on which the trio hails Pitt as the “face of this important civil rights movement.” However, Pitt is allegedly outraged by the association, and has ordered his lawyers to put a stop to the use of his name and image for the event. Sources tell TMZ they have reached out to organizers and demanded the removal of any references to the actor, and if they fail to act on the warning, they could face court action.

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Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk Have Split

According to PEOPLE, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are officially done. Bradley and Irina began dating in 2015, and they welcomed their daughter Lea De Seine in March of 2017. Right now, again according to PEOPLE, they are "amicably working out how to share custody of their daughter."

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"The Big Bang Theory" Makes History In Washington, DC

“The Big Bang Theory” ended its run three weeks ago, but will live on in perpetuity — not only in repeats but as part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. “BBT” producer Warner Bros. Television has donated a slew of show-related artifacts from the long-running CBS sitcom to the Smithsonian’s Entertainment Collection, including Sheldon Cooper’s (Jim Parsons) superhero shirt, Amy Farrah Fowler’s (Mayim Bialik) knee-length skirt and Howard Wolowitz’s (Simon Helberg) dickie and belt buckle. They’re the most recent additions to the museum’s long laundry list of artifacts from TV shows including “Breaking Bad,” “All in the Family,” “The Walking Dead,” “Barney Miller,” “Star Trek” and “The Joy of Painting” (Bob Ross’ palette and easel). “When we collect our main concern is the preservation of artifacts over time,” says Eric Jentsch, the Smithsonian’s lead curator for entertainment and sports. “We can’t include every show . . . but ‘The Big Bang Theory’ says some things about the differences in perspective on pop culture. It was kind of meta in that way and embraced pop culture in a way other shows haven’t. Those are the kinds of things we hope to relay in our work and exhibits — elements that are essential to understanding American history.”

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Woman Involved In Tracy Morgan Bugatti Crash Speaks Out

The woman who got into a fender-bender with Tracy Morgan in his $2 million Bugatti on Tuesday said she was traumatized by his yelling at her after the wreck — and she didn’t even know who he was until people told her. Jocelyn Madulid, 61, spoke from her Jersey City home hours after her minor smashup with Morgan. “I was just curious. The people were taking pictures of him and the car,” said Madulid, whose Honda SUV suffered minor damage. “I asked the traffic officer, why people taking pictures and he said, ‘You don’t watch TV? That’s a famous guy,’” she added. “Then there was a double-decker bus and the tourist guide was saying: ‘Oh, that’s Tracy Morgan!’” Madulid said. Morgan was captured on video banging on the woman’s window in anger after the wreck — which came just after he had bought the exotic luxury vehicle — and Madulid said he frightened her. “I was driving. I heard somebody hit me. I felt boom,” she said. “He was yelling at me, I got scared,” she said of Morgan. “I didn’t yell anything back. I just stayed in my car,” she added. Madulid also said she feared her insurance bill will go up because Morgan was driving such an expensive car. “I’m worried about that,” she said. She also insisted that Morgan hit her. “We are both turning right — people are still crossing,” she said. “So what happened is we’re both turning right. But I know he hit me because I was already [turning]. I was there, he was the one who hit me!”

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Madonna Denies 1991 Claim That She Asked Donald Trump For A Date

In a lengthy new interview with The New York Times Magazine, Madonna denies a claim made in 1991 to People magazine: that she'd once called up Donald Trump, asking for a date. In 1991, a man calling himself John Miller, who claimed to be Trump's publicist and who is now widely assumed to have been Trump himself, told People magazine that Madonna "called and wanted to go out with" the future president. But Madonna now tells the magazine that that's not true, although she did once talk to him on the phone in Florida. "I did a Versace campaign with Steven Meisel at his house in Palm Beach," she explained, adding that Trump kept calling her to check on things. "He kept going: 'Hey, is everything O.K.? Finding yourself comfortable? Are the beds comfortable? Is everything good? Are you happy?'" Madonna also tell The Times that she thinks Trump has a "weak character," which she believes is common in "alpha males." "They're overcompensating for how insecure they feel -- a man who is secure with himself, a human who is secure with themselves, doesn't have to go around bullying people all the time," she notes. Elsewhere in the interview, Madonna is asked where she felt she's going at this point in her career. Her reply? "Straight to the moon."

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Report: Rihanna's Working On Her New Album On A Private Island

As Rihanna's fans anxiously await a follow-up to 2016's ANTI, the singer has reportedly been working on her ninth studio album on a private island in England. According to The Mirror, Rihanna relocated to the U.K. last year and has been keeping a low profile in London over the past 12 months. While across the pond, Rih has allegedly been renting out an island called Osea, located in an estuary in Essex, England, to prep the project. The private island comes complete with a state-of-the-art studio, a gym, movie theater, pool and a set of quaint cottages to accommodate Rih and her entourage. Per the Mirror, a source claims that the beauty mogul has been working "at her own pace" as she juggles her multiple business ventures as well as personal life. "She’s had a few stints in the studio since her last album, but she’s been really focused on her makeup, clothing and lingerie lines," the source told the Mirror. Osea Island reportedly costs about $25,000 per day to rent.

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Forbes Says Rihanna Is The Wealthiest Self-Made Female Musician

Following Forbes' news that JAY-Z has become hip-hop's first billionaire, the publication has now named one of his signees the wealthiest self-made female musician. Rihanna, who Jay signed to his record label in 2005, ranks #37 overall on Forbes' list of the country's richest self-made women, but she's the top musician, with an estimated net worth of $600 million. Ironically, as Forbes notes, Rihanna isn't making most of her millions on tour -- she hasn't toured since 2016, in fact. Instead, it's her cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, and her lingerie line, Savage, that are making her rich, as well as her music and occasional acting gigs in movies like Ocean's 8. Other musicians on the list include Madonna at #39, with a net worth of $570 million, Celine Dion at #46 with $450 million, Beyonce and Barbra Streisand, tied at #51 with $400 million each, and Taylor Swift at #60 with $360 million.

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Jonar Brothers Hope New Doc, 'Chasing Happiness' Helps Families Connect

It was all about family Monday night at the L.A. premiere of the Jonas Brothers’ new Amazon documentary, Chasing Happiness. Nick, Joe and Kevin told Entertainment Tonight they hope that the film will inspire other families to reconnect. "For us, it was important to step into this new chapter with a lot of clarity about how we were going to approach it, and that was being as honest as possible with each other and with our fans -- and maybe people who were not fans as well, which I think is very important," Nick explained. He added, "This documentary hopefully will bring some families back together that maybe have had some tough times." While there was a time when the brothers thought their relationship wouldn’t recover, they're now in a good place where they're able to balance family with career. "I think what we learned over the last year, and what the doc shows quite a bit, is that our relationship as brothers, as family, comes first. And then the band, that comes second," Joe said. Chasing Happiness is streaming on Amazon Prime now. The band's new album, Happiness Begins, is out Friday.

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Animated 'Jurassic World' Series To Debut On Netflix in 2020

An animated “Jurassic World” series from DreamWorks is set to premiere on Netflix next year. Titled “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,” the series is the latest entry in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, running parallel to the 2015 film starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Per Netflix, the show “follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.”

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Christmas IN July! Hallmark is Premiering 2 Holiday Movies This July

Hallmark is kicking off the Christmas season early. The channel will air two original Christmas films next month. The two new movies are part of the record-breaking 40 Christmas films that Hallmark will release this year. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere Christmas Camp on July 7 at 9 p.m. This film will focus on Hayley (played by Lily Anne Harrison), an advertising executive who’ll need to bring in a traditional toy company account to get a promotion at work. To get acclimated with her newest clients, she heads to “Christmas Camp,” where she meets the camp owner’s son (played by Bobby Campo, who starred in The Final Destination). Along with teaching her about the big holiday, he also shows the social media specialist a little about love. The second film, A Merry Christmas Match, will debut on the Hallmark Channel on July 13 at 9 p.m. as part of the channel’s “Keepsake Christmas” campaign, which celebrates being halfway to Christmas. Starring Kyle Dean Massey, known for his recurring role on Nashville, and Ashley Newbrough from Privileged, the movie will follow Corey (Newbrough) who lives in a ski village, works at her mom’s antique shop and puts together a Christmas pageant for kids in honor of her late father. When a man named Ryder (Massey) visits the store, Corey wonders if she should have left town and followed her dreams of becoming a theater director. Along with A Merry Christmas Match, Hallmark Channel’s “Keepsake Christmas” will feature other Christmas classics. Of the 40 original Christmas films to come out this year, Hallmark Channel will air 16, while Hallmark Movies and Mysteries will premiere 16. With this new batch of movies, both channels will go well past the 200-movie mark after debuting 176 in the last 10 years.

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