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40 Truly Bizarre Rules You Didn’t Know ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Leads Have to Follow

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Womp, You Can’t Say ‘I Love You’

Ali Fedotowsky confirmed as much to Nick Viall on her blog, saying, “When I was the Bachelorette, the producers were always like, ‘Don’t tell someone you love them! Don’t tell them!’ It’s a rule. You’re not supposed to say it, because you can change your mind.”

I mean, yeah, that and it could give away who’s winning the season…

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Southern Charm: Season Seven Premiere Teased by Bravo

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Republican Senators Pen Letter To Netflix Over ‘GoT’ Creators’ New Series ‘The Three-Body Problem’

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Republican senators have sent a letter to Netflix chief content officer and co-CEO Ted Sarandos pushing back against the streaming service’s upcoming series The Three-Body Problem. Netflix announced September 1 that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are adapting Liu Cixin’s science-fiction trilogy The Three-Body Problem for the streamer with the help of The Terror: Infamy writer Alexander Woo and executive producers Rian Johnson and Rosamund Pike. The letter claims that by producing the series Netflix is “normalizing” the imprisonment of Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province.

The senators point to an interview Three-Body Problem author Liu Cixin gave in 2019 to The New Yorker in which he expressed approval over the imprisonment of Uighur Muslims. Human right abuses are reportedly taking place in Xinjiang province, including the detainment of over one million Uighur Muslims.

When asked in 2019 about imprisoning Muslims in Xinjiang, Liu Cixin responded, “Would you rather that they be hacking away at bodies at train stations and schools in terrorist attacks? If anything, the government is helping their economy and trying to lift them out of poverty.”

The letter to Netflix is signed by Martha McSally (R., Ariz.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Rick Scott (Fla.), Kevin Cramer (R., N.D.), and Thom Tillis (R., N.C.). The Republican members ask Netflix to rethink its working relationship with Liu Cixin considering his comments, while adding, “Does Netflix agree that the Chinese Communist Party’s interment of 1.8 to 3 million Uyghurs in internment or labor camps based on their ethnicity is unacceptable?”

“Netflix’s company culture statement asserts that ‘Entertainment, like friendship, is a fundamental human need; it changes how we feel and gives us common ground,’” the letter concludes. “This statement is a beautiful summary of the value of the American entertainment industry, which possesses innovation largely unmatched in the global market. We ask Netflix to seriously reconsider the implications of providing a platform to Mr. Liu in producing this project.”

Disney came under fire earlier this month for filming its live-action Mulan adaptation in parts of the Xinjiang province. The end credits of Mulan also include a “special thanks” to the “publicity department of CPC Xinjiang Uighur Autonomy Region Committee” and to the public security bureau in the city of Turpan, which is where detainment centers are reportedly in operation.

With the first installment of the Three-Body Problem series, Liu Cixin became the first writer in Asia to win the prestigious Hugo Award. The book is set during the Cultural Revolution when humans establish contact with an alien civilization on the edge of extinction. After the aliens invade earth, humans split off into two camps: one in favor of takeover by the superior aliens and the other determined to resist.

IndieWire has reached out to Netflix for further comment.

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Marvel confirms premiere date in spooky trailer for Helstrom

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One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s lesser-known (and mostly unconnected) releases, Helstrom, is due to drop next month, so now it seems like the perfect time for a trailer.

The final MCU TV show that isn’t part of Disney+ – it’s a Hulu exclusive in the United States – is a horror-themed affair focused on two siblings with a serial killer parent and some strange powers.

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Related: Agents of SHIELD star describes Marvel cancelling Ghost Rider as an “opportunity lost” for diversity

As you can see in the trailer, Daimon and Ana Helstrom (Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon, respectively) are reunited when their mother (House of Cards‘ Elizabeth Marvel) starts acting up, and endeavour to stop some supernatural bad guys. Obviously there are plenty of people who are out to stop them.

While the editing and music are pretty clichéd when it comes to trailers, there are some lovely shots in this (the one with the flowers in particular is very nice), and some creepy spooks. There’s also plenty of snark, just to remind you that this is a Marvel joint.

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Related: WandaVision Easter eggs tie into Captain Marvel 2 and wider MCU

Marvel moved into the horror genre on the film side of things with the Fox X-Men spin-off The New Mutants, which was perennially delayed before finally coming out in cinemas last month. Reviews for it were pretty negative across the board, so let’s hope that Helstrom fares better.

Helstrom will drop every episode on Hulu in the US on October 16.



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