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WWE Legend “IRS” Mike Rotunda Released Today

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Longtime WWE employee “IRS” Mike Rotunda has been officially released from the company.

Rotunda was officially released as a part of today’s cutbacks, according to PWInsider. He was originally furloughed back in April, but just now released altogether. As noted at this link, the same thing happened with WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco today. You can click here for our original report on today’s cuts and which departments were being hit the hardest.

Rotunda, the father of Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas, had worked as a WWE agent/producer since 2006. He retired from in-ring action in 2004, and is a former WWE Tag Team Champion.

Stay tuned for more on the latest round of WWE releases.

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Power Book 2 Ghost star LaToya Tonodeo talks Tariq consequences

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Power Book II: Ghost spoilers follow

This week’s (Sunday, September 20) episode of Power Book II: Ghost, titled ‘Play the Game’, saw Tariq St Patrick do exactly that. He made a deal with the devil – Monet Tejada – which could bring brutal consequences.

In order to continue paying lawyer Davis Maclean’s (Method Man) fees for his mum’s ongoing queenpin trial, Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr) needed more funds fast.

After he and friend Brayden successfully sold a bunch of prescription pills at a campus party. Tariq quickly realised that he needed the Tejada family’s drug business on board.

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After Tariq convinced mentee Zeke to call his aunt Monet (Mary J Blige) round, so he could have ‘five minutes’ with her, Tariq got up to his usual conniving ways. He suggested how important Zeke was to Monet, and questioned what she would do if Tariq was unable to mentor him. This triggered Monet’s caring side.

He proposed a deal: he wants Monet to be his new supplier and in return he’ll provide her with anonymity, also promising to continue to tutor Zeke. In return, Monet said he’d need to move out of the dorm room he shares with Zeke – which Tariq happily obliged to, moving in with Brayden.

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Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, LaToya Tonodeo – who plays Monet’s daughter Diana Tejada – told us what lies in store for Tariq if he messes it up.

“The Tejada family are vicious, cutthroat, it’s like no nonsense. I mean, it is Power – Monet doesn’t play, so if he messes up, it could be really, really bad for him.

“If anyone messes up in our family, or outside of our family or whoever, it’s a bad thing for them. Monet Tejada is a queenpin, she does not play, so it could be bad.”

After Tariq and Monet’s deal was solidified, Monet called her jailbird husband Lorenzo Tejada (Berto Colon) to inform him, who then called imprisoned Tasha St Patrick (Naturi Naughton) on her burner and notified her of the news, warning that if Tariq doesn’t do what he’s told, “Tariq dies”.

LaToya also warned that Tasha could face consequences too, saying: “The Tejada family, we do not play. And I feel like, if anything, Tariq wants to make sure that he’s doing all that he can to protect his family, and vice versa for Tasha and her son.

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“But I don’t know if they fully understand how cutthroat the Tejada family are just yet. I do feel like they’ll definitely find out very, very, very soon.”

The Power Book II: Ghost star also described Lorenzo Tejada as “a very strong man and “a boss”.

“I would say he definitely runs the jailhouse,” she explained, before adding that the actor’s voice “is so powerful and so strong, so being in a scene with him would be terrifying”.

Power aired on Starz in the US and is available on Netflix in the UK. Power Book II: Ghost airs on the same US channel and on Starzplay, available through Amazon Prime Video, in the UK.



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Dancing on Ice announces second celebrity for 2021 line up

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Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant has been announced as the second of 12 celebrities that will be taking part in Dancing on Ice 2021.

The Jacob Gallagher actor was revealed as the latest member of the skating show’s line-up on Tuesday’s episode (September 22) of This Morning.

Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby after the announcement, Joe said he was “super excited” to be taking part in the new series.

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He also revealed he has been wearing his skates around the house to break them in before he starts training.

Joe shared what will happen to his character Jacob on the ITV soap, confirming that the teen will be going to Portugal for six months to visit his mum.

Joining Joe is former I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Myleene Klass, who announced her participation on Instagram earlier this week.

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Sharing a publicity shot of herself ready for the ice, Myleene wrote: “Guess who won’t be holding the coats at the side of the rink anymore! I am so, SO excited to be joining the cast of @dancingonice.

“My girls have always wanted me to do this but I’ve always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers!”

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“Anyway, I want to make them proud and show them I’m up for a challenge when completely out of my comfort zone but most of all, I want a bum like Jlo!”

This Morning duo Phillip and Holly will be back as hosts and the expert panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will all resume their roles on the judging panel.

Dancing on Ice is expected to return to ITV in 2021.


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Will Jughead be in season 5 of Riverdale?

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Calling all Riverdale fans! We’re here to talk about the upcoming fifth season. People have loved the series since it first premiered in 2017 and fans can’t wait to see what happens to Betty, Veronica, Archie, Jughead, Cheryl, and the rest of the beloved characters come next season.

If you’re wondering if Jughead will be back for the fifth season of Riverdale, then you’ve come to the right place.

Is Jughead in Riverdale season 5?

As reported by Showbiz Cheat Sheet, the fourth season of Riverdale did not conclude as intended. Production on the series came to an abrupt halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, so the season 4 finale was really meant to be a mid-season episode.

Fans will recall that the last few episodes of season 4 saw the Riverdale crew dealing with a murderous videotape stalker, who will return in season 5. However, after that story is wrapped up, Riverdale will be taking a seven-year time jump.

Betty Cooper actress Lili Reinhart revealed the time jump in an interview with Jimmy Fallon. You can check out the video here.

Cole Sprouse will in fact be returning to play Jughead Jones in season 5 of Riverdale, but Bughead fans might not be too pleased with his relationship status after the time jump. Apparently, Jughead is going to have a new girlfriend next season!

According to Project Casting, the official call sheet for the show’s fifth season says that his new girlfriend is named Jessica. Here is how Jessica is described on the casting sheet:

A train-wreck-y hipster, Jessica is Jughead’s live-in girlfriend. Jessica makes no secret of the fact that she’s done with their relationship since she can see that she’s not as important to him as the book he’s not writing.

I love it when shows jump forward in time, so I think it will be really interesting to see how the Riverdale gang matures after high school. We will just have to see what happens to Jughead and his new girlfriend in season 5! Filming for the highly-anticipated new season has begun.

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