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CBS All Access Will Rebrand As Paramount Plus

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CBS All Access will rebrand into Paramount Plus early next year.

According to Variety, the streaming service’s new name will coincide with another expansion of its original programming efforts as well as its catalog of programming drawn from the recent merger of Viacom and CBS corporation’s archives. 

“Paramount is an iconic and storied brand beloved by consumers all over the world, and it is synonymous with quality, integrity and world-class storytelling,” said Bob Bakish, president-CEO of ViacomCBS. “With Paramount Plus, we’re excited to establish one global streaming brand in the broad-pay segment that will draw on the sheer breadth and depth of the ViacomCBS portfolio to offer an extraordinary collection of content for everyone to enjoy.”

Among the new shows in the works for the streaming platform is another reboot of The Game, the Mara Brock Akil comedy spinoff of Girlfriends that last aired on BET from 2011 to 2015. Lioness, a CIA drama series by Taylor Sheridan, and The Offer, a scripted 10-episode limited series based off of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather.

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Aside from new programming, Paramount Plus will also offer a library of shows from ViacomCBS’ networks, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV Nickelodeon and more. BET, Comedy Central and other imprints will also produce original series for Paramount Plus.

“The response from consumers in just the early weeks of the service’s expansion already illustrates the tremendous opportunity ahead of us in bringing these phenomenal ViacomCBS brands together in one premium streaming home under the new Paramount Plus name,” said Marc DeBevoise, chief digital officer of ViacomCBS and president-CEO of ViacomCBS Digital, according to Variety.

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Jana Duggar: Has She Been Brainwashed By Her Parents?

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The Duggar family is often likened to a cult, and for very good reason.


After all, Jim Bob and Michelle’s children are inculcated with a religious belief system long before they develop the ability to reason for themselves, and then they spend the rest of their lives following a strict set of rules and avoiding outsiders.


Needless to say, that’s all very cultish behavior.


No one in the family ever responds to “cult” allegations, but if they did, they would likely point out that the Duggar children choose to live this way, and they’re free to leave the lifestyle behind any time they want.


Of course, that’s exactly what a cult leader would say, too.

Jana Duggar Courting?


Anyway, among those who believe that the Duggars are on par with Heaven’s Gate and the Manson family, it’s widely agreed that Jana is the one who’s fallen most deeply under Jim Bob and Michelle’s spell.


Jana is still single, and she still lives at home.


Insiders say she does the majority of the housework and shoulders most of the responsibility for the raising of her youngest siblings.

Jana Duggar is Single


Last week, the Duggars teased a courtship announcement, and fans were hopeful that it would finally be Jana’s turn to take a trip down the aisle.


But it turned out that 17-year-old Justin Duggar is the one who’s courting.


We’re sure Jana is very happy for her brother, but fans still wish she had been the one with the big announcement.

Jana Counting On


The news came on the heels of an interview in which Jana clarified that she’s being patient in her continued search Mr. Right.


But fans — many of whom apparently think they know her better than she knows herself — don’t see it that way.


Last week, Jana posted a loving tribute to her mother on the occasion of Michelle’s birthday.

Jana Duggar on TLC's Counting On


Following this week’s announcement, one fan went back and expressed their frustration with Jana’s continued allegiance to her parents by commenting one word: “brainwashed.”


According to a report from The World News Daily, the comment created quite a stir and was quickly deleted.


But it was up long enough to spark a debate among fans — is Jana really brainwashed?

Jana Marie Duggar on TLC


The answer is, possibly — but no more so than most of her other siblings.


The belief that Jana has been especially victimized by her parents is centered on the idea that she’s been forced to remain at home, while her siblings leave the nest and start families.


But Duggar daughters are taught from a young age that procreation is their primary reason for being, and Jana’s parents would probably prefer that she start a family of her own.

Jana Duggar on Vacation


Believe it or not, the decision to remain at home with her overbearing mom and dad appears to be Jana’s


Some of Jana’s sisters are currently in open rebellion against Jim Bob, and yes, she’s probably more “brainwashed” than they are.


But there’s always hope that she’ll one day see the light and realize that she doesn’t need to follow every single one of her parents’ bizarre beliefs in order to be a good person.

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Bobby Shmurda Denied Parole

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Bobby Shmurda has been denied parole, per a report from TMZ, who say that the rapper was interviewed by the parole board last week. TMZ says that he is now expected to held in prison until the end of his sentence in December 2021.

Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, was arrested in 2014. In 2016, he accepted a plea deal to avoid trial on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and drug and weapons possession. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, with credit given for the two years he had already served. In 2017, he was given an additional four-year sentence for attempting to smuggle a shank into prison, which is running concurrently with his ongoing sentence.

Rumors of a possible hearing started swirling last month, but the hearing was delayed until recently.

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‘1917’ actor Dean-Charles Chapman says he got ‘so many reality checks’ while shooting the war film

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 Dean-Charles Chapman plays the role of Lance Corporal Tom Blake in the war drama ‘1917’ directed by Sam Mendes. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with the actor at the red carpet of the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles for his insight on the movie.

He shared about the ups and downs of shooting the film and his hope for the Oscar nominations.

Chapman revealed that the most rewarding part of shooting the film “was when we all knew that we finally got a take successful because it’s something that we’d rehearse for six months long.”

“It really is a dance between the camera and the actors. All of it’s choreographed and it’s very difficult to show. There were a lot of mistakes that were made in the making of it, but when we all know that we’ve got it perfect, everybody was high-fiving and celebrating and it all paid off at that moment,” he shared.

When asked what moment or part in the film was difficult behind the scenes that people wouldn’t know about when watching the scene, Chapman said, “All of it was really difficult.”

“But there’s one moment in the no man’s land sequence with Blake and Scofield — I don’t think anyone would realize how difficult that actually is to walk in the conditions, the conditions we’re filming, and we’re very realistic,” he added.



 

 

Speaking humbly about acting out a scene versus the men that actually had to go through this, Chapman emphasized, “When filming the film, you get so many reality checks and you would realize that this is nothing compared to what their men actually fought in.”

“We had it so much easier compared to the real men. We got to take the costume off. We got to have a shower, go to bed in a nice bed — the men were actually living in it,” he added.

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