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Why Angelina Jolie’s Lawyer Shuffle May Be Good News For Brad Pitt, Say Top Divorce Attorneys

Angelina Jolie parting ways with one of her attorneys in her child custody battle with Brad Pitt could be a positive sign for the actor’s case. Two top lawyers explain what her legal change-up might signal.

One of Angelina Jolie’s lawyers in her child custody case against Brad Pitt has withdrawn from representing the Maleficent actress in papers filed with a Los Angeles court. On Oct. 9, attorney Priya Sopori filed a “Notice of Withdrawal of Attorney of Record” with the Los Angeles Superior Court. She had been working alongside Angie’s primary attorney Samantha Bley DeJean, as Angie continues to battle Brad’s request for a 50-50 custody split with their five minor children, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. Two top lawyers have differing opinions on what Priya’s departure from Angie’s team means.

Top divorce attorney Raoul Felder of Stutman Stutman Lichtenstein & Felder says Priya leaving the case is good news for Brad. “It tells me if I were Mr. Pitt I’d be very happy based on these court documents because there are not many things worse than this that could happen. It’s basically saying that something bad is happening in the petitioners’ case,” Felder explains. “Either she is simply not following the lawyer’s advice or there is some reason the lawyer just wants to get off the case.”

“So, I’d be very happy if I was Brad Pitt. He can say listen she couldn’t get along with her own lawyer, look at this. It is a very reputable firm and lawyers think very carefully before they say enough is enough and they want to get out. This lawyer has said ‘enough is enough and I want to get out.’ There’s no part of this that reflects well on Angelina,” Felder continues.

“It just sends out a completely negative message, that’s why lawyers don’t do it unless it becomes impossible. I suspect there must be more to the story. But we really can’t tell anything from this document except that the lawyer is saying, ‘Hey judge I want to get out and I don’t want to defend this woman anymore,’” Felder explains, adding “Lawyers are not in the business of walking away from their clients, particularly a reputable firm like this, so there is a sub story here somewhere and it isn’t good for Angelina.”

As for why Sopori’s withdrawal could have come about, Raoul says that “It usually happens with very difficult people that don’t want to follow a lawyer’s instruction. Lawyers are in the business of representing people.” He goes on to explain, “You have a responsibility to continue until either the client discharges you or you work out a consent. But otherwise this is the last resort you have to submit this withdrawal to the judge. This is a highly reputable firm, I can’t imagine why they would want to leave a case except for everything I imagine is not a helpful thing for Angelina.”

L.A. family lawyer Kelly Chang Rickert, who has been practicing for 20 years, tells HollywoodLife.com that she interprets Sopori’s departure document as being an either incorrectly filed form, or a sign that her work on the case was finished. “This form is usually filed after the judgment has been entered, and the attorney’s job is complete and done, so they can withdraw. This is a weird thing for them to file because the judgment has not been entered, and the document even says N/A. I think probably what happened is this firm was hired to consult on a limited scope basis and has finished their job. But it’s not really the proper form to file,” she tells us of the withdrawal notice.

“It’s exclusively used when case is over and lawyer’s job is done. So it’s in my opinion, an improperly filed form and they probably consulted in a limited scope, and they should have filed a notice to withdraw after limited scope. They were co-counsel. but I still maintain it was the wrong form,” Kelly claims.

Rickert says that the form doesn’t really say anything about how the case is going and it doesn’t make Angelina look bad, as she still has her primary attorney Samantha representing her in the case. It is also different from when Angelina suddenly parted ways with top divorce attorney Laura Wasser in 2018. “It doesn’t mean anything. Samantha Bley is still the primary counsel and she didn’t quit. I think Samantha hired this firm on a limited basis, maybe co-counsel on something, and either the work was done or maybe they weren’t paid. But it’s not as if her primary counsel is withdrawing. And with Laura Wasser, a substitution of attorney was filed.”

 

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‘Deutschland 89’ Review: Spy Trilogy Wraps by Asking If It’s Worth Trying to Save a Crumbling World

For a season filled with espionage and hallucinations, stuffed animals and imminent computer technology, secret photographs and veiled assassination attempts, the lasting moment of “Deutschland 89” might just be someone reacting to something on TV.

After two full seasons (2015’s “Deutschland 83” and 2018’s “Deutschland 86”) tracking its individual players in a logistical and ideological struggle for the heart of Berlin, this latest opening episode tracks the events of early November 1989, culminating in the free movement of East German residents into West Germany and the dismantling of the wall dividing the two halves of the city.

Beginning “Deutschland 89” at this ending is an early signal that much like “Deutschland 86,” this is a season that won’t simply continue in the vein of its predecessors. Many of the central players may be the same, but this third collection of episodes sees them all vying for a different kind of power: the ability to choose how your world ends.

Martin (Jonas Nay), who began “Deutschland 83” as a reluctant agent embedded within West German forces, has become even more a man without a country. After trying to lay low in Angola before getting drawn back into the fray, he’s closer to where he started. Physically, he’s back within the former East Germany boundaries he used to call home. And once again, he’s being courted to act as an informant.


“Deutschland 89”

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Martin (Sylvester Groth) is grasping for a lifeline from the dissolving intelligence apparatus he’s served for so long, while Lenora (newly-minted Emmy-winning director for “Unorthodox” Maria Schrader) bides her time in prison, waiting for an opening to reignite regional tensions once again.

Having Martin, Lenora, and Walter as the three cross-season pillars is a choice that pays off in wildly different ways. The strength of these three characters — through their wits, their desperation, and their pervasive sense of distrust — makes it so that getting them all to this drawn-out finale doesn’t feel like a contrivance. There have definitely been some lucky breaks along the way, but they’re each still alive for a reason.

In their own way, they all bear the weight of what we’ve seen them take on before the events of “Deutschland 89.” With Lenora opening this season behind bars, Schrader effectively gets across how physically taxing that time has been since 1986. Groth continues to play Walter as a master compartmentalizer, who can exemplify the terror at seeing his life’s work crumble in one second, then slip effortlessly into a new life and a new assignment armed with all his old tricks.

Nay is shouldered with the hardest task of all: wrapping up all of Martin’s failures and transgressions and his reasons for survival in someone who has a nominal chance at something close to a new, unassuming life. There’s hope at various points of the season, as he grows closer with both his son Max (Ari Kurecki) and Max’s new teacher Nicole (Svenja Jung). Yet the Martin of 1989 still sees conniving, controlling interests around every corner, even  in the actions and choices of those closest to him. On a personal and national level, “Deutschland 89” asks if there’s even a chance at reinvention if the turmoil that led to it created rifts that can never fully heal.

With an ensemble drama like this, any viewer’s mileage may come down to who gets valuable screen time in this story’s waning hours. At its heart, “Deutschland 89” does try it best to track the different ways that high-ranking and high-value officers and agents try to move on from what we’ve already seen them endure. Some cling to hope that this massive geopolitical shift is more of a blip than a permanent change. Others angle for a chance to test their wares in a new private sector.


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Where “Deutschland 89” falters is in replacing some of the pieces already taken off the board. Here, there’s a certain bit of continuity tracking where former double agent Brigitte Winkelmann (Lavinia Wilson) ends up after last season’s close. The introduction of her American intelligence counterpart Hector Valdez (Raul Casso) strives to rekindle a certain blend of emotional and political complications that permeated “83” and “86.” Still, there’s not enough strength in these sections to hold their own against tracking the myriad ways that HVA alums and their past associates are trying to find their place in a post-reunification existence.

As the season hinges more and more on Brigitte and Valdez’s involvement, it goes from being a balanced thread in the show’s overall tapestry to a plot-connecting portion that sucks air from the season’s more potent parts. Some previous series mainstays get relegated to the background. There’s a coldness to how some of them are removed from the story entirely that feels true to the ruthlessness of their situation. Jettisoned with a rushed acknowledgment, some of those swift exits so also belie the careful, meticulous way that past “Deutschland” installments laid its story groundwork.

Those shortcuts and shortcomings are partly due to the demands of a continuing series like this, to capitalize on the people that viewers already know. But it’s also a representation of how all-encompassing Martin’s entanglements have become over a seven-year stretch. Everyone he cares about automatically becomes a pawn in a battle that’s splintered from a two-sided proxy war into a bloody free-for-all. There was always a sense that no one in this web was safe. Everyone now having the opportunity to exert some control over the next stage of their life is a fascinating core for “Deutschland 89,” even if not all of these narrative possibilities get the breathing room they need.

At this season’s close, the “Deutschland” trilogy ends up being a fascinating case study. If “83” found a certain sense of direction and order in the face of an impending disaster, “86” followed those ripples to battles in other parts of the world. In their wake, “89” often feels as chaotic as the historical flashpoint that sets it off, with people scrambling to take advantage of newfound possibility. Like those often caught in the crosshairs, not every choice is a successful one, but there’s always something intriguing in seeing someone trying to navigate the impossible.

Grade: B

“Deutschland 89” airs Thursdays at 11 p.m. on SundanceTV.

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10 Things You Need Before Bringing Home Your First Dog

Whether you’re adopting your first dog or adding another one to the family, there are essential items you should have on hand before bringing your dog home. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve curated a list of everything you need at affordable prices. The best part? You can get it all on Amazon, and some items can arrive as soon as tomorrow.

Of course your dog will need the basics, like feeding dishes, a collar, and leash, but little things like training treats, waste bags, and car seat covers can easily be overlooked until the moment you need them. Since your pet deserves nothing but the best, you’ll find that every item on our list has thousands of rave reviews from Amazon customers.

Pet Supplies for New Dogs on Amazon:

  • Midwest Home for Pets Collapsible Dog Crate, from $16.99
  • Tianyao No-Pull Dog Harness Vest Set for Medium Dogs, $22.98
  • YY Foreyy Raised Pet Bowls with Bamboo Stand, $19.99–$49.99 (orig. $34.99–$55.99)
  • Bedsure Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed, $39.99–$79.99
  • Earth Rated Leash Dispenser for Dog Waste and Bags, $34.99 (orig. $45)
  • DActive Pets Dog Back Seat Car Cover Protector, $33.96–$41.96
  • Pet Botanics Training Reward Treats, Regular, Bacon, 20 oz., $12.74
  • Pet Mate Booda Fresh N Floss Tug Rope Toy, $7.87–$9.99
  • Kong Classic Dog Toy, $7.49–$23.99
  • Slson Collapsible Dog Bowl 2 Pack with Carabiners, $4.99–$14.99

One satisfied shopper says that “all pet owners should have one of these poop bag dispensers” from Earth Rated not only for convenience, but also because the bags are biodegradable and better for the environment than traditional plastic bags. Nearly 90 percent of customers who’ve left a rating gave it five stars.

Buy It! Earth Rated Leash Dispenser for Dog Waste and Bags, $34.99 (orig. $45); amazon.com

Meanwhile, another Amazon reviewer claims that a collapsible crate is a “must-have” for anyone bringing home a new puppy “because of the ability to adjust the amount of space inside, and the ease of folding it up.” This crate from Midwest Home for Pets is available in a variety of sizes and has a whopping 60,000 reviews.

Buy It! Midwest Home for Pets Collapsible Dog Crate, from $16.99; amazon.com

A crate can be made more comfortable for your dog by adding an orthopedic memory foam bed inside. This one, which bears the Amazon’s Choice label, has a waterproof liner and removable cover that’s machine-washable so it’s easy to clean after an inevitable accident.

Buy It! Bedsure Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed, $39.99–$79.99; amazon.com

Having the right necessities can make the adjustment period easier for you and your dog, but it’s important to note that every dog is different and can take more or less time to adjust. The average adjustment period for a new animal can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on their background.

See the rest of the things Amazon shoppers love to help adjust dog to their new forever home below.

Buy It! Tianyao No-Pull Dog Harness Vest Set for Medium Dogs, $22.98; amazon.com

Buy It! YY Foreyy Raised Pet Bowls with Bamboo Stand, $19.99–$49.99 (orig. $34.99–$55.99); amazon.com

Buy It! DActive Pets Dog Back Seat Car Cover Protector, $33.96–$41.96; amazon.com

Buy It! Pet Botanics Training Reward Treats, Regular, Bacon, 20 oz., $12.74; amazon.com

Buy It! Pet Mate Booda Fresh N Floss Tug Rope Toy, $7.87–$9.99; amazon.com

Buy It! Kong Classic Dog Toy, $7.49–$23.99; amazon.com

Buy It! Slson Collapsible Dog Bowl 2 Pack with Carabiners, $4.99–$14.99; amazon.com

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Claire Foy Horror-Thriller ‘Dust’ Bought by Searchlight

Disney’s Searchlight arm has bought rights to Claire Foy’s horror-thriller “Dust,” four months after the project was unveiled at the Cannes Virtual Market.

Foy will portray a woman who becomes increasingly traumatized in 1930s Oklahoma amid the region’s horrific dust storms and convinces herself that a mysterious presence is threatening her family. She then takes extraordinary measures to protect them.

Variety reported at the Cannes market in June that the film would be set around a remote farmhouse and would be fairly self-contained, with just a small number of starring roles and a minimalist aesthetic.

Will Joines and Karrie Crouse are set to direct from a script that Crouse wrote. The screenplay was developed at the Sundance Writer’s Lab.

“Winter’s Bone” producer Alexi Madigan and her Mad Dog Films are producing with Lucas Joaquin of Secret Engine. CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent Film Group are co-representing North American rights. Mad River International is handling international sales and introduced the project at the Cannes market.

Foy won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s “The Crown.” She is developing an adaptation of the Charlotte McConaghy novel “Migrations” and will star and exec produce. Variety reported on Oct. 5 that Foy and James McAvoy were attached to star in the upcoming English-language remake of the French thriller “Mr Son” for STXfirms. She will next star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the biopic “Louis Wain.”

Foy is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group. Joines and Crouse are repped by CAA.

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Love Island beauty Jess Gale unleashes boobs as she wows in sheer lace lingerie

Love Island star Jess Gale has put on the cheekiest display of the year as she stripped down to a white sheer lingerie set to flaunt her curves.

Sporting her inner Marilyn Monroe, the 20-year-old took to her official Instagram account to share the tantalising snap with her 730,000 followers which she gained after appearing on the ITV2 dating show this year during the winter edition.

Jess, who appeared on the show with her identical twin sister Eve, came in fourth place with now ex-boyfriend Ched Uzor.

The former student and VIP hostess from London looked sensational in the snap which she shared on her main page.

In it, Jess can be seen sitting on what appears to be an apartment bedroom floor as she sits in the middle of a window and a bed.

With her cleavage taking centre stage, the beauty donned a skimpy white lace bra which plunged down to reveal her flesh.

She matched it with some matching knickers that she wore high-up on her hips as part of the latest Instagram trend.

  • Love Island's Jess and Eve Gale put on booby display as they spill from sheer lingerie

  • Love Island's Jess Gale unleashes curves in teeny string bikini during lockdown

The blonde bombshell wore her long locks down in loose waves as her hair tousled down her body.

As usual, the beauty didn't forget her glam and went full glam for the occasion with some false eyelashes, a spray tan and a glossy lip.

Her adoring fans rushed to like the post with it gaining over 29,000 likes including from her Love Island co-star Paige Turley.

Hundreds of fans also rushed to the comment section to gush over her.

One wrote: "I'm obsessed with you," followed by the love-struck emoji.

A second gushed: "Gorgeous as always angel."

"So, so pretty," complimented another.

"Your body is incredible," said one fan.

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Is Meghan Markle Pregnant Again? She Just Postponed Something Major

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have one healthy and unbelievably adorable baby boy at home, but fans believe they might have another little one on the way. You see, Meghan recently delayed her ongoing trial against The Mail on Sunday until fall 2021. When royal fans realized the trial’s new date is right around nine months away, speculation ran rampant. Many are questioning if Meghan Markle is pregnant again, and are hoping the answer is yes. Meghan and Harry’s team did not respond to Elite Daily’s request for comment on the rumors.

In October 2019, Meghan’s announced she was suing The Mail on Sunday over a series of stories published in 2019 in which portions of a private letter she wrote to her father following her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry were disclosed to the public without her consent. While the trial was originally set to take place in January 2021, the Duchess has requested for it to be pushed back to the fall. According to a Harper’s Bazaar report, Meghan’s request to postpone was granted after her legal team provided a confidential reason as to why it was necessary. Given that the nine month delay is the same length of time as a pregnancy term, royal fans are chattering about Meghan possibly having another baby on board.

"So are we all in agreement that #MeghanMarkle is pregnant! A nine month delay is an oddly specific time frame," one person tweeted, while another said, "I think she is pregnant……not before next October dates seem to coincide with pregnancy and maternity time frame."

The potential pregnancy news wouldn’t be a complete surprise. The couple have spoken out in the past about their desire for more kids. Speaking with British Vogue for their 2019 September issue, Harry revealed he does indeed want more kids, just not too many. “Two (children), maximum,” he said.

Only time will tell why Meghan chose to delay the trial by nine months, but if the rumors ring true, baby Archie could be getting a little sister or brother very soon.

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Walmart's advertising business is rattling agencies

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for October 30. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]

Today's news: Walmart rattles agencies, WPP hires McKinsey for five-year plan, and CEOs field investor questions about influencers.

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Walmart is trying to build a big ad business, but some agencies that control a big chunk of the $17 billion market worry they're getting pushed out

  • Walmart is ramping up its advertising business by partnering with a handful of adtech firms that help marketers buy and manage ads.
  • I reported that some small e-commerce agencies say that Walmart is pushing advertisers to work directly with the adtech firms, cutting out ad agencies.
  • The agencies also said Walmart has limitations that could lead clients to move ad dollars from Walmart to Amazon.

Read the full story here.

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Ad giant WPP hired McKinsey and created its first 5-year plan, and it shows how the company wants to grow after deep cost cuts

  • Ad holding company giant WPP created its first five-year plan, said people with direct knowledge of the matter, reports Patrick Coffee.
  • Former WPP executives said it shows how the company wants to move from cost-cutting to growth as its traditional advertising business struggles.
  • The five-year plan signals a departure from the past, when WPP ran its business on a quarterly basis and sometimes discussed long-term plans that weren't formalized, said a former WPP financial executive.

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Retail brands like Kohl's, American Eagle, and Express are touting their work with influencers to investors. Here are the key takeaways from our analysis of over 50 mentions on earnings calls.

  • Dan Whateley reviewed hundreds of company transcripts to see how CEOs talk about working with influencers.
  • Influencer marketing was once viewed as experimental marketing, but CEOs now often field questions about them from investors.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch, Vera Bradley, American Eagle Outfitters and ad holding WPP have all specifically called out 16-year-old TikTok star Charli D'Amelio to investors this year.

Read the full story here.

More stories we're reading:

  • PR giant FleishmanHillard CEO lays out how the firm is having its 'best year ever' despite taking a hit during the pandemic (Business Insider)
  • Never-ending early holiday deals are sure to cause deal fatigue this year, experts warn. It's like endlessly 'hearing Christmas music before Thanksgiving.' (Business Insider)
  • TikTok just slapped its rival Triller with a countersuit over patent infringement claims, and Triller's CEO said he looks forward to a 'David and Goliath' fight in court (Business Insider)
  • Shopify beats quarterly revenue estimates as more merchants sign up during the online-shopping boom (Reuters)
  • DoubleVerify receives $350M investment boost, ahead of its reported IPO (AdExchanger)
  • Facebook charged Biden a higher price than Trump for campaign ads (The Markup)
  • Digital media entrepreneur launches personal finance platform for Latinos (Wall Street Journal)

Thanks for reading and see you on Monday! You can reach me in the meantime at [email protected] and subscribe to this daily email here.

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There's a Ton of Evidence That Clare Was Actually Forced Off 'The Bachelorette' by Producers

Please cast your mind back several dozen years to July 2020, the fated month that we found out Clare Crawley had quit The Bachelorette—or, perhaps we should say “quit.” From day one, spoilers about this truly wild plot twist indicated that it was Clare’s decision to leave the show. And it all began with Life & Style’s initial reports claiming she had such a “deep connection” with Dale Moss that she “refused to come out of her room” to film with other guys, leaving production “blindsided” when she ditched the show 12 days in.

ABC has since gone wayyyyy out of their way to reinforce this narrative. Like, we’ve all seen that clip of Chris Harrison telling Clare “you’ve just blown up the Bachelorette,” right?

And just this week ABC executive Robert Mills told Nick Viall that production never considered the possibility of Clare meeting her ~person~ so early on, or that they’d have to “shut this whole thing down.”

But it looks like there’s actually way more to this story, and fans have uncovered (mounting!!) evidence that ABC always intended to recast Clare with Tayshia Adams. Let’s lay it all out like our assigned FBI agents would want us to:

Exhibit A: Reality Steve’s Bombshell Report

In early October, after months of reports that Clare had quit the show, Reality Steve came through with an extremely !!!!!!! post claiming that producers had basically planted the seed in Clare’s mind that she should quit for Dale. Per Steve, “this was in production’s plan before Clare’s season started. They knew Clare would be removed at some point during this season and replaced as the Bachelorette by Tayshia. Did Clare know? No. Did the guys know? No. But production sure as hell did.”

Steve then went on to say that production knew Clare would fall for Dale early based on conversations with her:

Exhibit B: Clare’s Pointed Twitter Likes

Clare is under contract with ABC right now and presumably can’t say anything bad about the show. But it looks like she tried to give an opinion about that Reality Steve report (see: Exhibit A) through the ancient art of Pointed Twitter Likes™.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Clare liked a series of tweets by Bachelorette viewer Marietou Sangare, indicating that she was forced out by producers. Per ET, Marietou wrote:

In two other tweets liked by Clare, Marietou said, “They had Tayshia quarantined 9 days after Clare started filming. They wanted to remove Clare. And I just don’t think it’s fair,” and “Production has control over literally everything. They know what they’re doing.”

Production has control over literally everything. They know what they’re doing

Exhibit C: Clare’s ET Interview

During an early October interview with Entertainment Tonight, Clare maintained that she never quit the show. Of course, she didn’t go as far as to say she was forced out—but she made her feelings pretty clear:

Exhibit D: Robert Mills’ Interview

During the interview between ABC exec Robert Mills and Nick Viall, Mills claimed that production waited to call in Tayshia well into Clare’s season: “When [Clare] didn’t give out that rose and she just gave it to herself, that was it,” he said. “That was really it, when we started making the call [to replace her].”

But Reality Steve hopped on Twitter to once again call bullsh*t and say the show always intended to replace Clare with Tayshia:

This is flat out untrue. They are selling you a lie. If you honestly think they didn’t make the call to Tayshia until Clare decided not to give that group date rose, her last date of the season by the way, you need to wake up. The timeline doesn’t even work in that scenario. pic.twitter.com/QiN0oXrU8Y

And he also made it clear he wasn’t about to compromise his sources:

That’s not the case here. Tayshia wasn’t on standby “in case.” This wasn’t a COVID thing. But I’m not going to compromise sources just so people who don’t wanna believe it can be appeased. This was planned before the season started. https://t.co/bErxYnmNsP

So…where does this all leave us? On the one hand, we have producers and execs indicating that Clare quit the show seemingly on her own terms. On the other, we have Clare liking tweets about being forced out, and Bachelor Nation’s most reputable spoiler source saying the show always intended to replace her. Which means the time has come to weigh in! Hit the poll with your thoughts:

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost marry in 'intimate ceremony'

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot.

The couple married over the weekend in an "intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones," according to an Instagram post from Meals on Wheels America on Thursday. 

"We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones, following COVID-19 safety precautions as directed by the CDC," the caption read.

The image featured the Staten Island Ferry — Jost was born in Staten Island – decorated with traditional wedding day aluminum cans. 

"Their wedding wish is to help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time by supporting @mealsonwheelsamerica. Please consider donating to celebrate the happy couple by clicking the link in our bio," it concluded. 

Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson got engaged in May 2019. 
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The actress, 35, and "Saturday Night Live" star, 38, became engaged in May 2019 after two years of dating. 

The co-star the Marvel "Avengers" films was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and French journalist Romain Dauriac from 2014 to 2017. Dauriac and Johansson share a 6-year-old daughter, Rose. This is the comedian's first marriage. 

Johansson previously gushed about Jost's romantic proposal. "He did [do it in a romantic way], he killed it," she told Ellen DeGeneres. "It was a very James Bond situation. It was surprising. He's got a lot behind that [Saturday Night Live] news desk he's hiding."

The Marvel star was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and French journalist Romain Dauriac from 2014 to 2017. Dauriac and Johansson share a 6-year-old daughter, Rose. 
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"He's very charming and very thoughtful and romantic," Johansson added. "I was surprised, even if you imagine what that moment is going to be like, it's still, it's a beautiful moment. It was very personal. It was a very special moment and I think more than anything, when someone tells you they want to share the rest of their life with you, it's a lovely, special thing."

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Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway Are Rival Housewives in Psychological Thriller 'Mothers' Instinct'

Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway are going to play rival housewives in the psychological thriller Mothers’ Instinct, the English-language remake of Olivier Masset-Depasse‘s 2018 Belgian film Duelles. Masset-Depasse will be directing this English-language remake, which Chastain will also be producing.

Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway have starred in films together before — namely Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar — but we never got to see these two talented actresses cross paths onscreen. Now they’re moving across the street from each other in an idyllic 1960s suburb, where a “psychological battle of wills” unfolds. Chastain and Hathaway are set to star opposite each other in Mothers’ InstinctOlivier Masset-Depasse‘s English-language remake of his own 2018 acclaimed Belgian film Duelles. The film follows two best friends and neighbors whose perfect harmony is shattered after a tragic accident.

Here is the logline for Mothers’ Instinct:

Set in the early ‘60s, best friends and neighbors Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway) both live an idyllic traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands and sons of the same age. Life’s perfect harmony is suddenly shattered after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond and a psychological battle of wills begins as the maternal instinct reveals its darker side.

Writer Sarah Conradt (50 States of Fright) is set to adapt the English language script of the film, which is based on Barbara Abel’s novel Derrière la Haine. Olivier Masset-Depasse helms the remake after his 2018 film Duelles was a critical hit, winning a record-breaking 9 Magritte Awards from the Belgian Academy including Best Film and Best Director.

“It takes actors of Jessica and Anne’s caliber to communicate the intricacy of these two roles,” Masset-Depasse said in a statement. “The relationship between a mother and child is the most powerful connection between two human beings.  When this bond is severed, it calls into question conventional morality and even sanity. In the behind-closed-doors atmosphere of 1960’s America, Mothers’ Instinct becomes a terrifying, high-pressure powder keg.”

Added Sébastien Raybaud, the founder and CEO of Anton, which is set to produce and finance the film, “Audiences could not wish for a more dynamic match-up on screen. Both character roles are wonderfully complex and will showcase Jessica and Anne’s incredible breadth of talent. Olivier has already proven adept at this twist on the Hitchcock-ian genre and we have great faith in his ability to deliver a compelling thriller.”

Chastain is producing the film alongside Kelly Carmichael with her banner Freckle Films, which is also behind the Chastain-starring international espionage film The 355. It’s always great to see prominent names like Chastain using their platforms to boost lesser-known creators in the States, and even better that this film brings together Chastain and Hathaway, who are always committed performers. And the prospect of them playing rival mommy dearests? That sounds like vamp heaven.

Paul Nelson at Mosaic (The Other Guys) and Jacques-Henri Bronckart (Duelles) also produce. Anton will fully finance and executive produce the project, as well as launch worldwide sales on the film at the upcoming 2020 AFM in November.

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