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Cassie Randolph Was Reportedly Granted A Restraining Order Against Colton Underwood

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According to court documents reportedly obtained by E! News and Us Weekly on Sept. 14, Cassie Randolph has reportedly obtained a temporary restraining order against Colton Underwood. The reported restraining order reportedly states Underwood has to keep at least 100 yards away from Randolph, her home, her car, and her place of work at all times, and that he’s barred from having any “contact, either directly or indirectly, in any way” with her. The reported restraining order will be in place until Oct. 6, when Us Weekly claims the pair will appear at a court hearing. (Elite Daily reached out to reps for both Underwood and Randolph about the reported temporary restraining order, and while his reps declined to comment, hers did not respond in time for publication.)

Randolph reportedly requested the reported restraining order on Sept. 11 in response to Underwood allegedly “stalking and harassing” her. The incidents, per E! News, reportedly began in June and most recently took place in August. Underwood has allegedly “sent her unsettling text messages, repeatedly called her, and placed a tracking device on her vehicle.” (Elite Daily reached out to both stars’ reps for comment on each of these allegations, but did not hear back in time for publication.)

Randolph’s court filing also reportedly included several screenshots of text messages Underwood allegedly sent her following their split, which the couple announced in May.

Per E! News, Underwood allegedly texted Randolph on June 27:

…Because your [sic] a selfish person who isn’t ready to be loved. I spent two years loving you the best I could and now I’m sitting here feeling like a fool… You’ve hurt me beyond words… I’ve always done nothing but be there for you and you still disrespect me all the time.

Randolph reportedly responded, “What did I even do??” Underwood allegedly replied, “You hid things from me and been so shady.” Hours later, Underwood allegedly wrote to her, “I apologize for some of the things I said last night. I’m lost right now. I’m drowning.”

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In July, Underwood allegedly sent Randolph text messages alluding to her possibly having seen an ex-boyfriend, according to E! News. “I’m just sitting in bed trying to fall asleep wondering if the woman I’m madly in love with is having a good time with her ex,” he allegedly wrote. “I have a million questions and all of them I don’t know if I want the answers to. My heart hurts a lot right now and I miss my best friend, my lover and the one person I never expected to lose.”

Randolph reportedly sent him this text back:

Colton I really care about you too. I know going through everything is very hard and sucks. And I appreciate you calling me to talk with me. But I also won’t want to make it into something it isn’t. You know that us trusting each other and being cool with each other, and caring about each other is still there. I don’t think that is something that should be able to flip flop so easily. And also, it’s a different road we are navigating now that we aren’t used to. Don’t be upset, you know I care about you so much. You know that.

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Underwood has also allegedly been spotted outside of Randolph’s family’s home in Huntington Beach, California multiple times following their split.

According to the filing, one incident involved Randolph’s brother reportedly seeing Underwood stand in the alley outside his ex’s bedroom window at 2 a.m. one morning. “When he was confronted, Mr. Underwood sent harassing text messages to Ms. Randolph, Ms. Randolph’s best friend, Linda Salas, and Ms. Randolph’s younger brother,” the filing reportedly states. “Since then, Mr. Underwood has been seen by Ms. Randolph’s family, neighbors and friends of the family hanging around Ms. Randolph’s family home in Huntington Beach and on the street near the home.”

The former football player also allegedly “watches Ms. Randolph’s apartment in Los Angeles” and, per the reported court documents obtained by E! News, has allegedly “admitted to his roommate and his roommate’s girlfriend (who is also Ms. Randolph’s friend) that he goes on multiple walks a day to Ms. Randolph’s apartment building.”

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In an incident that reportedly took place on July 27, “Ms. Randolph’s friend, Caelan, visited her at her apartment. Mr. Underwood somehow immediately knew, and obsessively called and sent text messages to Ms. Randolph about the visit. Ms. Randolph was startled that he knew who was coming in and out of her apartment, and felt like she was being watched.”

A “few days” following the above reported incident, Underwood allegedly “showed up again at Ms. Randolph’s apartment, still upset again about Caelan’s visit a few days prior; he proceeded to yell at Ms. Randolph, and threatened, ‘I am going to keep you accountable.'”

Almost a month later, in the days between Aug. 16 and Aug. 19, Underwood allegedly “used alias phone numbers to anonymously send harassing text messages at all hours of the day to Ms. Randolph and to her friends.” The filing continues, “Mr. Underwood also sent harassing text messages to himself pretending to also be a victim of the anonymous stalker… He later admitted to being the one sending the messages.”

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On Aug. 19, while she was reportedly still receiving the texts from alias numbers, Randolph allegedly found a tracking device taped to the bottom of the back bumper of her car. “Fearful for her safety, Ms. Randolph contacted the police and a private investigator to help her figure out who had placed the tracking device on her car and was sending the messages stalking her whereabouts,” the filing reportedly writes, per E! News. She also reportedly decided to speak with Underwood about what was going on and he ultimately reportedly “admitted that he was the one who put the tracker on her car and had been the one sending text messages to her, her friends and himself, under the alias phone numbers described above.”

Underwood and Randolph met on his season of The Bachelor, which aired in 2019.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1(800) 799-SAFE (7233) or visit thehotline.org.

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Miles Morales PS4 Saves Will Work On PS5

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales players can transfer their save data from PlayStation 4 to PS5; developer Insomniac says it will share more details later.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is being released simultaneously on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and players will be able to bring their current-gen saves to the next generation. Earlier this month, Sony revealed that some of its biggest announced PS5 games – Spider-Man: Miles Morales included – will also be coming to PS4 and getting free next-gen upgrades.

Not a lot has been explicitly revealed about Spider-Man: Miles Morales yet, but fans should already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. The game is a direct follow-up to the 2018 PS4 hit Marvel’s Spider-Man and will share a lot of similarities. The two titles have so much in common that when Spider-Man: Miles Morales was announced, it wasn’t initially clear if it was even its own game or DLC for Marvel’s Spider-Man. While it’s long since been confirmed as a standalone game, it seems like its gameplay will borrow heavily from its predecessor, but starring a new hero with his own unique powers.

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Now, it’s been confirmed that players who start their adventure in Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4 and later want to swing over to the next-gen version can bring their saves with them, which won’t be possible with the Marvel’s Spider-Man remaster. Developer Insomniac Games said today on Twitter that PS4 saves can be transferred to PS5, adding that the studio will “share details closer to launch.” It’s not clear whether current and next-gen versions of Spider-Man: Miles Morales can freely share save files, enabling true cross-progression, but players will at least be able to make the switch from PS4 to PS5 once.

That’s good news for fans who aren’t able to secure a PS5 at launch this year, which sounds like it will be quite a lot of people. The launch of PS5 pre-orders has been something of a disaster, with plenty of players who wanted to buy a next-gen console looking like they’ll be left without one on launch day. Traffic from PlayStation fans crashed retailers’ websites when pre-orders first became available, and since then, successful pre-orders have been cancelled or pushed back to a 2021 delivery estimate due to low console stock. Now, those who weren’t lucky enough to get a PS5 know that they can at least start Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4 and upgrade to PS5 later without it costing them more or forcing them to start the game over.

As a flagship next-gen title, it seems like Spider-Man: Miles Morales is getting the star treatment from Sony. While it’s too soon to know for sure, it makes sense that Spider-Man: Miles Morales could serve as a technical showcase for the PS5, making Sony invested in turning it into the best experience possible for early adopters and latecomers alike.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be released on PS4 and PS5 on November 12th.

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The First Biden-Trump Debate Was an Embarrassing Waste of Time — Analysis

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Moderator Chris Wallace was incapable of reining in Donald Trump during a 90-minute debate that immediately devolved into nonsensical bickering.

Chris Wallace, the moderator for Tuesday’s presidential debate, told Fox News on Monday that he aimed to be “as invisible as possible” during the debate between president Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden.

Around six minutes in, it was clear that Wallace, who currently anchors “Fox News Sunday,” was not going to be able to stay invisible. Trump quickly derailed the roughly 90-minute debate — which was dedicated to critically important topics such as the Supreme Court, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the integrity of the election — into a jumbled stream of insults, lies, and meandering anecdotes. Wallace frequently attempted to curtail Trump, who rarely let Biden speak uninterrupted, but with little success.

Underneath the avalanche of noise, Tuesday’s debate did manage to touch on several important topics and resulted in several stunning phrases, but if this is a sign of things to come, it’s hard to imagine that viewers will turn to future debates to learn anything meaningful about the two presidential candidates.

Moderating the 2020 presidential debates was never going to be an easy task, even for a lifelong journalist like Wallace, who received widespread praise for moderating the final debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. That said, Tuesday’s event made Trump’s etiquette during the 2016 debates — where he threatened to jail Clinton and refused to accept the outcome of the election if he lost — seem downright quaint.

Simply put, Trump did not stop talking. Despite Wallace’s frequent pleas, the president ranted and raved throughout almost the entirety of the roughly 90-minute event, including when Biden was attempting to answer questions. Biden and Wallace joked about Trump’s interruptions several times and Wallace eventually demanded that both candidates stop interrupting one another around 50 minutes in, which marginally improved things. But by then, it was far too little, too late.

It’s typical for candidates to cut into one another during debates, but Trump’s nonstop interventions made it nigh-impossible to gleam any serious insight about either candidate’s policy ideas. That might’ve been Trump’s intent, and it’s unclear how the Biden campaign will capitalize on the high-profile event, but for Wallace and the debate organizers, it was an unmitigated embarrassment.

It’s not surprising that Trump ignored the traditional rules of debate, but the president’s lack of candor appeared to catch both Wallace and Biden — who was effectively sidelined for much of the event — off-guard. It’s easy to say that this should’ve been something that either Wallace or the Commission on Presidential Debates, which runs the event, prepared for, but in their defense, it’s also hard to imagine an effective solution sans cutting a candidate’s microphone if they continually ignore the rules of the debate.

Turning off a candidate’s microphone at a debate would be an unprecedented move, but one way or another, it’s clear that moderators for the upcoming debates will need to take more drastic measures if they wish to ensure that the debate rules are actually followed.

Though Wallace was not effective at reigning Trump in during Biden’s remarks, the moderator did an admirable job of asking both candidates a variety of tough questions. Biden’s environmental policies were repeatedly questioned (he stated that he does not support the Green New Deal), while Trump was grilled on key issues he’s rarely forced to address, such as attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement plan, holding rallies with large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic, and ending federal agencies’ racial sensitivity trainings.

Furthermore, Wallace did not hesitate to ask similarly tough follow-up questions or demand a candidate answer questions they had dodged. Wallace also deserves praise for asking the candidates about climate change and environmentalism (critical issues that have been largely overlooked throughout the election season and weren’t expected to be brought up during the Tuesday debate) and the New York Times’ recent report that Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2017, which was published after Tuesday’s debate topics were unveiled.

Tuesday’s debate will be followed by the sole vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence on Wednesday, October 7. A second presidential debate will be held Thursday, October 15 and the third and final debate will be hosted Thursday, October 22.

The 2020 presidential election will be held November 3.

Tuesday’s debate can be viewed in full below:

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‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Gives Victim Shanann Watts a Voice

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American Murder: The Family Next Door is a true-crime documentary unlike any you’ve ever seen.

The 2018 disappearance of Colorado mom Shanann Watts and her two daughters made headlines, but kept largely from public view were home videos that the 34-year-old posted on social media — and the bodycam footage that police recorded as they pursued what became a murder investigation.

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Director Jenny Popplewell’s film consists almost entirely of this footage, as well as Watts’ own text messages and video of police interrogations. At the center of the film is Watts’ husband, Chris, the prime suspect.

But Popplewell wanted to give the victim a voice as well. “We understand the lead-up to the tragedy from her perspective,” Popplewell explains. “It’s her turn to tell her story.”

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