Lena Headey to Star in Showtime Dramedy Pilot ‘Rita’!

Lena Headey is taking on a new role!

The 45-year-old Game of Thrones actress will star in the hour-long dramedy Rita, Showtime announced on Thursday (June 27).

Christian Torpe is writing the pilot, based on his award-winning original Danish series.

Lena will play the title character, a “headstrong, unconventional teacher and single mother who takes on every kind of authority – as well as her family – in a messy and unfiltered way.”

“Rita is a deliciously subversive character who will make you laugh and cry as she continuously challenges the hypocrisy around her. It goes without saying that Lena Headey is a force, whose essence is ideal to take on this wonderfully dynamic lead role,” said Showtime exec Jana Winograde.

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Back on Keto! Nuts, Salad and More Foods Kourtney K. Eats on Trendy Diet

Kourtney Kardashian is officially back on the keto diet! In a post published on her lifestyle website, Poosh, on Wednesday, June 26, the Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s star opened up about her month-long return to the trendy eating regimen just in time for summer, and even spilled the details on what she can (and can’t) eat.

“My body never looked better than when I did the keto diet two and half years ago, when I did it for two months,” the 40-year-old TV personality explained, adding that she initially went on the diet as part of a metal detox. “In my experience, I’ve found the best method to train my body to curb sugar cravings, burn fat and kick-start weight loss is by sticking to a keto diet.” The meal plan, as Kardashian noted, is all about eating high-fat, high-protein and low-carb.

“My plan this time is to eat minimal carbs and no grains, beans or legumes. I’m focusing my meals on fresh vegetables and lean proteins,” she declared. “I eat three meals a day with no snacking in between, if possible.”

The California native noted she will also avoid processed foods, sugary foods, just about every fruit except for berries, root vegetables, some condiments and sauces, unhealthy fats such as mayonnaise and alcohol.

Despite the diet’s long list of restrictions, Kardashian explained she was “really excited” to take it on again so she can start summer on a healthy foot. “I know after the month is up I will most likely go back to my regular lifestyle, especially during summer with my kids,” she added. “It’s all about balance.”

Scroll down to see what Kourt plans to eat for her second stint on the keto diet!

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J. Cole’s Manager Helps Build a Dreamland Empire While Staying Focused on One Client

Possibly the only person who can unlock all the mysteries of J. Cole is Ibrahim “IB” Hamad, the rapper’s label co-owner, business partner, manager and pal since the two attended St. John University in Queens together as young students. And there’s no shortage of secrets that the two share, like exactly what’s in store for the Dreamland label.

When J. Cole (pictured above in the studio) uploaded his 2011 “Can’t Get Enough” music video to his YouTube page last Friday, you got the feeling that the North Carolina rapper/producer/label owner was up to something. Could it be the rumors are true, and that the third Dreamville label compilation — th much anticipated “Revenge of the Dreamers III,” with signees Ari Lennox, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, J.I.D, EarthGang and Cole himself — would drop the same weekend he’s playing the Day Party at The Brooklyn Mirage on July 4?

After two singles were dropped two weeks ago (“Down Bad” with JID, Bas, EarthGang, J.Cole and Young Nudy and “Got Me” with Ari Lennox, Omen, Ty Dolla $ign and Dreezy), followed by two additional tracks this week, the imminent release of “Revenge III” looks bloody likely.

After releasing the debut album from passionate R&B songstress Ari Lennox (“Shea Butter Baby”) in May, “Revenge of the Dreamers III” fits in nicely before Dreamville’s next full artist album, EarthGang’s wonky “Mirrorland,” due out later this year.

“I wasn’t sure Cole liked me, because he kept talking about other people on the label, like EarthGang, who are amazing,” said Lennox, Dreamville’s lone female voice. “But, once I got to how him a little bit, Cole and IB were like older brothers.”

Of course, there’s the fact that Cole, after being quiet since the release of February’s moody “Middle Child,” is featured on two new singles, Ty’s “Purple Emoji,” and Young Thug’s “The London.” There’s rumblings that his next album, either “Fall Off” or his “Kill Edward” project, would drop in 2019. Plus, there’s the fresh announcement that he’ll co-headline the inaugural Day N Vegas with Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott Nov. 1-3 in Las Vegas. (Tickets go on sale June 28 at noon PT, but fans can register for a pre-sale and early access here.)

Refreshingly frank and emotional, Hamad (pictured below) talked about his label charges as family and Cole as he would a brother in a conversation with Variety.

You guys are in the closing stages of “Revenge of the Dreamers III,” which you did it hard and fast in 10 days at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta.
It was just a way to get all of the artists we have now together under one roof. That’s not how we did the last two compilations, which was just us pulling songs together. This “Revenge” was also a platform for Cole and me to introduce some of our newer artists to the world. As we started to record it in Atlanta, it took on a life of its own, something like a family gathering a party. It started feeling like what we have now where they’re all able to showcase who they are individually, as well being about the team. It’s not just about our label, it is about the community of people that is Dreamville.


How are you two, and all of this, so different from when you guys first hooked up in 2007?
Back then, we were always trying to design what we were thinking, and making that a reality. The whole Dreamville thing? We were taking our tips from the RocAFella and the Bad Boy crews. But the more we got in the game, figured out the industry and how labels worked, we wanted to offer our artists something different than what we had seen. Our key was caring. Seriously, these people are part of our lives, and I really care about them. I can’t be around somebody on that level unless I really care about them. You want to make sure that you can know each artist as much as possible. I didn’t foresee that when we started, that I would make this so personal. I love making sure that I put these artists I care about in a position where they can have a long term career, that they can making a living from this. Cole feels the same way, too.

Though Dreamville formed in 2007, you wound up partnering with Interscope at the end of 2013. How is it that you finally wound up going with them, and how has that relationship changed since the deal started?
That’s Joie Manda (then Interscope president of urban music) who believed in us. We waited, as we wanted to be in a position where we were sure of Cole’s career. That came first. The relationship with Interscope came down to Manda. We wanted to be with someone who knew that our vision was long term — not momentary, not based on a trend — and someone who understood that our artists were about careers, and not just pumping out hits. For someone who was willing to be patient, the pay-off would last longer. Joie, Interscope, they knew it would take a minute for our vision to come to fruition, and they were willing to wait with us. Since we signed, a lot of things have changed, and they have been cool. Streaming was hardly a thing then. Spotify was like the only service. Apple Music didn’t exist. Tidal didn’t exist. I think that changed our relationship with Interscope because that changed everybody’s relationship with everybody else.

You talked about Dreamville having the feel of a family. Can you put a sonic fingerprint on how your label is different from any other imprint?
I think that what makes us different is that is that all of our artists sound different, and come from different places. OVO Is that Toronto thing. JID and EarthGang is from Atlanta, Bas is from Queens, Ari is from Washington, D.C. There is no one unifying sound.  The only thing they have in common is this sense of reality in their music. Something you can feel, something that is real, not made up by a company or committee, not fictional. Good emotions, bad or sad emotions. That’s what I think connects them with Cole. He has a thing for real stories. I think the hardest thing in music… you can be a super talented producer and songwriter and you can do the very best raps. But what you can’t always describe is real feeling.

But you know it when you hear it. 
And there’s no checklist or checkout for that; you just feel connected. All you can do then is put the songs in front of an audience and hope that they connect to it too.

How much input do you have in Cole’s output?
The reason that we have such a good rapport is because he trusts me. There’s no situation where I’m telling him what we’re doing or what he should be doing. That’s not how Cole works. But we will have conversations. With “Middle Child,“ I knew that the label people had to hear it right away. The same with the compilation — you have to keep the team connected, so he’ll do that with this small group of people that we both trust. At the end of the day, there’s nothing coming out of Cole that we haven’t had a discussion about. We run everything by each other. I’m part of every decision. If I come with a good point or a good argument; he’s always keen to listen and act accordingly. We go back and forth.

In the last several years, people have good-naturedly ribbed Cole about having no features on his songs. Do you think he’s had enough of that talk?
It is interesting that people thought that it was being done on purpose. Living in North Carolina, he’s in his own world. He wasn’t around his peers that much. At least not for a minute. He wasn’t in New York. He wasn’t in L.A. He just didn’t feel the need to reach out. So by now, he wasn’t happy that it became a thing — so yeah, he had a chip on his shoulder. I think he thinks that the work he’s doing with other people on their songs now… that just comes now from being out there more, not being only in North Carolina. He’s enjoying it. Bu none of it was done on purpose. He just felt comfortable being at home, going into his studio, recording when he wanted. It’s more natural for him now if you hear features. Before this, it would have felt forced.

Along with the compilation, you guys just dropped the Ari Lennox artist album, and are gearing up to release the EarthGang record. Is this all happening according to plan?
Yeah, the Ari album came out before the compilation because she had put up a tour and sold that out. Ari is going to take off; she’s a superstar in her own lane. When people catch up with EarthGang, that’s going to be something because they are so different — the way they dress, the way their videos look.

What is your personal ambition for Dreamville? And what do you want for yourself?
We’re getting into the documentary world and collaborating with HBO on some ideas. I think there is a Dreamville brand that we’re only now just touching on beyond the music. Me and Cole talked about the sports market, and the sports management area as well, as we have a lot of great relationships there. But the music is the foundation; we’re just working to expand it. My first priority is getting all of the artists to a comfortable place. Personally, on my own, though, I don’t ever see myself necessarily managing someone else. I look at management as a 24-hour job. I never understood how a manager could have a stable of artists. That would make me crazy — too many people to deal with. At this point, I’m just so passionate seeing Cole take off to the next level, as well as the new artists we have building their own foundations, with us reinforcing that.

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The 10 best movies of 2019 (so far), ranked

Folks, let’s be real: It’s been kind of a rough year at the movies.

Sequels are tanking left and right. No one’s seeing the good stuff. And there really hasn’t been anything astounding yet, whereas we’ve had “Black Panther,” “Get Out” and “Sing Street” (a personal fave) in recent years before all the Oscar-ready flicks hit later.

Plenty of quality films are still to be had, though, especially if you know where to look: More than ever, it pays to go deep-diving on Netflix or poking around digital platforms for diamonds in the rough.

While we’re waiting for a mega second half of the year, where “It: Chapter Two,” “Frozen II” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” all loom as heavyweights, here are the best movies of 2019 so far (through June), ranked: 

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is excommunicated from the global community of assassins and has a bounty on his head in the action film "John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum." (Photo: NIKO TAVERNISE)

10. ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’

Since we’re in the middle of the Keanuaissance, it’d feel wrong not to have Keanu Reeves in here. His Duke Caboom is a highlight of “Toy Story 4” and he’s so good playing a meme-able, jerky version of himself in “Always Be My Maybe,” but there’s nothing quite like seeing him get knocked down and get up again – over and over – as the Chumbawamba of laconic, well-dressed, totally deadly assassins.

Where to see it: In theaters now

The documentary "Apollo 11" chronicles the historic moon landing of 1969. (Photo: NEON/CNN FILMS)

9. ‘Apollo 11’

Putting out a high-profile documentary for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is the definition of no-brainer. Director Todd Douglas Miller doesn’t phone it in, however, and creates something special by stripping the story down: Instead of recruiting an A-list narrator or enlisting talking heads, Miller chronicles the Apollo 11 mission using just archival footage and audio. It adds new dimension to the famous event hearing Neil Armstrong’s “That’s one small step for man” in the context of casual conversation, or listening to chatty launch-control types break the news of the Chappaquiddick incident to one another, without taking away any of the inherent drama of the moment.

Where to see it: On iTunes, Amazon and digital platforms

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (right) stars as a woman with superpowers who reconnects with her mom (Lorraine Toussaint) while on the run in the thriller "Fast Color." (Photo: JACOB YAKOB)

8. ‘Fast Color’

In this wholly original take on the superhero genre, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is magnetic as a former drug addict on the run from those trying to study her remarkable abilities, and her journey takes her back to her rural home, her estranged mother (Lorraine Toussaint) and daughter (Saniyya Sidney) – both of whom can also do extraordinary things. There’s an intriguing post-apocalyptic scenario, and the superpowers are neat to behold, though the real thrill comes from the magic of the main female characters mending what’s been shattered between them.

Where to see it: On iTunes, Amazon and digital platforms

Robert Pattinson stars as a man alone in space and raising a baby in the sci-fi film "High Life." (Photo: A24)

7. ‘High Life’

Still scratching your head at the thought of Robert Pattinson as the new Batman? Watching this trippy, twisty sci-fi drama will get you up to speed on just how good an actor the “Twilight” vet really is. Pattinson plays a broody sort stuck in space who raises a baby and is the last surviving member of a cosmic mission to harness the energy of a black hole. (The guy is also used for his sperm, which is a much longer story.) Imagine Stanley Kubrick doing “The Martian” with the “Interstellar” effects budget, and you get a sense of director Claire Denis’ ambitious, slightly psychosexual thriller.

Where to see it: On iTunes, Amazon and digital platforms

Eden Duncan-Smith (left) and Dante Crichlow star as teenagers who invent time-travel technology and try to save a loved one in "See You Yesterday." (Photo: LINDA KALLERUS/NETFLIX)

6. ‘See You Yesterday’

Director Stefon Bristol’s excellent Netflix adventure (produced by Spike Lee) is on the surface an homage to “Back to the Future” – complete with a winking nod from Michael J. Fox in a cameo – featuring two super-smart African-American teens (Eden Duncan-Smith and Dante Crichlow) who invent time-travel technology. It becomes much deeper than that, however, as one of the kids desperately tries to uses the gadgetry to save a loved one wrongfully shot by police. The film is an affecting and thought-provoking exploration of a never-ending cycle of violence and the onus on young ones to help break it. 

Where to see it: On Netflix

Fred (Seth Rogen) and Charlotte (Charlize Theron) are in search of a high on the streets of France in the romantic comedy "Long Shot." (Photo: PHILIPPE BOSSE)

5. ‘Long Shot’

Politics is seemingly everywhere and inescapable these days, but at least Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen’s romantic comedy is an appealing gem for all parties. He’s the schlubby journalist whose activism gets him in trouble, she’s the powerful secretary of state running for the Oval Office (vote Charlize 2020!), and, sure, you know they’ll fall for each other. But there’s an underlying “we’re all in this together” vibe to the story that makes “Long Shot” feel so right in divided times.

Where to see it: In theaters now

Captain America (Chris Evans, left) leads a legion of superheroes in "Avengers: Endgame." (Photo: MARVEL STUDIOS)

4. ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Everyone knew Marvel’s most Marvel-ous superhero epic was going to make a gazillion dollars and have just as many characters. The fact that it was also surprising, tear-jerking, fist-pumping and actually somewhat coherent over the course of three hours is pretty much a miracle. “Endgame” paid off so much of 10-plus years of storytelling before it unleashed a breathless final confrontation with Josh Brolin’s A-list big bad Thanos, and wrapped up the fantastic arcs of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) with a chef’s kiss.

Where to see it: In theaters now

Scottish songstress Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) has dreams of being a Nashville country star in "Wild Rose." (Photo: NEON)

3. ‘Wild Rose’

“Talented young singer trying to make it” is a familiar refrain: It hasn’t even been nine months since “A Star Is Born” rocked us hard. But Tom Harper’s rousing “Wild Rose” gives the trope a winning Scottish lilt and a spitfire in Irish breakout Jessie Buckley. With shades of Janis Joplin, her Rose-Lynn Harlan is a Glaswegian woman fresh out of the slammer with a big voice, even bigger dreams of being a Nashville country star, and two little kids who need her as much as she needs the Opry.

Where to see it: In theaters now

Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o, right) faces her doppelgänger Red (also Nyong’o) in Jordan Peele's "Us." (Photo: UNIVERSAL PICTURES)

2. ‘Us’

Leave it to Jordan Peele to turn Hands Across America into something completely unnerving. A worthy followup to “Get Out,” “Us” is a purer horror tale with subtler social messaging as it puts a family through absolute hell by introducing them to their killer doppelgangers. There are so many highlights – eerie imagery, wonderfully dark humor – though chief among them is an absolutely awards-worthy turn by Lupita Nyong’o in dual roles, including the year’s best villain in Red. (Sorry, Thanos.)

Where to see it: On iTunes, Amazon and digital platforms

Beanie Feldstein (left) and Kaitlyn Dever star as graduating seniors who have to make up their lack of partying in the teen comedy "Booksmart." (Photo: FRANCOIS DUHAMEL/ANNAPURNA PICTURES)

1. ‘Booksmart’

With no warning whatsoever, Olivia Wilde – yes, that Olivia Wilde – just redefined the teen comedy for an entire generation and cemented herself as the coolest director in Hollywood. Her rowdy tale of two overachieving and lovable nerd girls (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) who finally let loose the night before high school graduation – with a colorful crew of multidimensional school chums in tow – will leave your heart three times bigger, give you six-pack abs from laughing so hard, and resonate with anyone who’s ever wanted start a revolution with a BFF.

Where to see it: In theaters now

Olivia Wilde talks about her high school years and making her directing debut on the coming-of-age film “Booksmart.”
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‘Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones’: Juliette Lewis, Ryan Kwanten & Jordan Alexander To Star In Season 2 Of Blumhouse TV/Facebook Series

Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis (Ma, The Act, August: Osage County), Ryan Kwanten (The
Oath, True Blood) and newcomer Jordan Alexander in her first major leading role, are set as series regulars in Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones, the second season of the anthology series from Blumhouse Television for Facebook Watch. Additionally, Kimiko Glenn (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Orange is the New Black), Kristin Bauer (Once Upon A Time, True Blood), Grammy nominated singer Antonique Smith (Luke Cage), Siobhan Williams (Deadly Class, Welcome to Marwen), Emily Alyn Lind (Doctor Sleep, Code Black) and Odiseas Georgiadis (Trinkets) will join the series in recurring roles.

Production on Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones begins in July in Vancouver.

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The second season of the anthology series will feature a new cast and a storyline that draws inspiration from a story collected from the Brothers Grimm, The Singing Bone, as well as real-life murder cases. This season of Sacred Lies follows Elsie (Jordan Alexander) as she searches for the family she never knew after being abandoned as a child. The search leads her to her father, Peter (Kwanten), an inmate who may be guilty of more than the crimes he’s currently incarcerated for and Harper (Lewis), a telemarketer turned arm-chair detective with an obsessive hobby of searching for unidentified murder victims. Bauer will recur as Elsie’s foster mother, Shannon.

Both Kwanten and Bauer have previously teamed with Sacred Lies showrunner Raelle Tucker (Jessica Jones, The Returned) and director/executive producer Scott Winant (Fargo, My So Called Life) on the HBO series True Blood where they both starred for seven seasons. Winant directed and Tucker served as a writer and executive producer.

The first season of Sacred Lies was a fan and critic favorite, creating a loyal community. Throughout the season, Tucker and the cast were actively involved in the “Sacred Lies: The Community” Facebook Group, interacting with fans and being a part of the discussion around the show.

In March, Tucker announced that the second season would further engage the show’s superfans, known as the “Sacred Lies Keepers,” via the Facebook Group. The “Sacred Lies Keepers” were included in creative decisions — ranging from design to narrative choices — that will play out in the show’s anticipated second season.

Lewis is repped by Troika, UTA and Untitled Entertainment. Kwanten is repped by RGM Artists in Australia, The Artists Partnership in the UK, WME and LINK Entertainment. Alexander is repped by Norbert Abrams, Noble Caplan Abrams. Smith is repped by CAA and 9:23 Management. Georgiadis is repped by UTA and McKeon/Myones Entertainment. Glenn is repped by Buchwald and Untitled Entertainment. Bauer is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and LINK Entertainment. Williams is repped by Play Management and Alchemy Entertainment. Lind is repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group and Industry Entertainment.

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Toronto Film Festival Expands Tribute Gala With New Awards

The Toronto International Film Festival is adding an awards program to its starry lineup.

This year’s Tribute Gala will take place Monday, Sept. 9 with Participant Media receiving the TIFF Impact Award. A female talent on the rise will be honored with the inaugural Mary Pickford Award, named in honor of United Artists’ 100th anniversary.

The Mary Pickford recipient along with other awards and honorees will be announced at a later date.

“Through our programming, we have had the privilege of celebrating new talents and showcasing works from renowned veterans in the industry over the past four decades,” TIFF co-head Joana Vicente said in a statement. “We wanted to build on the success of last year’s tribute gala to outgoing director and CEO Piers Handling in the form of a new annual awards event that highlights some of the year’s best films, as well as longtime contributors to our industry. The TIFF Tribute Gala will recognize and celebrate the lifetime achievements of leading industry members, like [Participant’s] outstanding Jeff Skoll and David Linde; acting talent and directorial expertise; and new talent. It will also showcase a below-the-line artist and creator and their significant work.”

The 44th annual TIFF kicks off on Sept. 5 and runs through Sept. 15. The gala will be held at the Fairmont Royal York.

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X Factor’s Stacy Francis makes dramatic returning to stage with emotional performance

The singer, who initially found fame on X Factor USA, currently leads a cast of stellar young stars for Bare: A Pop Opera in London’s Waterloo.

Taking over The Vaults under the city’s arches, the intimate show is a timely reminder of the work still needed to advance LGBTQ rights and acceptance.

Marking 50 years since the Stonewall riots, the show follows a group of Catholic school pupils and explores issues sexuality and issues of identity.

While the cast is relatively new to the game, Darragh Cowley, Daniel Mack Shand, Lizzie Emery and Georgie Lovatt prove you don’t need a long list of acting credits to your name to make an impact.

Leaving her reality TV past at the stage door, Stacy stole the show with her effortlessly strong vocals and tongue-in-cheek humour.

Despite the challenging acoustics at times, the cast translated a hard-hitting message of love and acceptance with a spine-tinging ending.

Chatting to Daily Star Online backstage after the show, Stacy said: “The show pays homage to the gay community.

“The message is just as, if not more important as it was fifty years ago.

“We should have evolved, but we still face issues today.

“Of course we have progressed, but we still have a long way to go to be honest.”

Stacy added: “This is why we have art and why we do theatre – we still have the message to drive home.”

Earlier this month a young lesbian couple were attacked in London after a night out.

The unprovoked incident left the girls battered and bloodied, with images of the incident sending shockwaves around the world.

During her recent gig at Camden’s Electric Ballroom, singer Halsey recently wore a t-shirt with the women printed on it as a message of solidarity.

Speaking frankly, the 24-year-old said: “The sad reality is that after the Pride parades are over and after the bars close their Pride night and the glitter is being swept out of the streets, a lot of people get on those trains and they get on those busses and they try and wash the rainbows off their bodies and they peel the stickers off their clothes because when Pride is over it is not safe to be gay anymore.

“The fear that someone is going to viciously assault them or viciously attack them, so when the people around the world ask ‘why isn’t there a straight Pride parade?’

“The answer is because if there was one you wouldn’t have to get on the bus and be terrified of getting f***ing beaten or killed afterwords.”

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Bachelorette's Jed Wyatt Allegedly Cheated on Girlfriend Before Show

More allegations have emerged about Bachelorette contestant Jed Wyatt.

The singer, who had been a fan favorite on the hit ABC reality series this season with Hannah Brown, has been accused of having a girlfriend (Haley Stevens) prior to going on the show. In an exclusive interview with E! News in mid-June, musician Haley opened up about her “love story” with Jed, which began last fall, prior to his Bachelorette casting.

According to Haley, their “whirlwind” romance included meeting each other’s families and taking a vacation together to the Bahamas, where they allegedly expressed their love for one another. But then, Jed joined The Bachelorette, and he was gone.

“I never even got broken up with. Never got any explanation,” Haley told E! News. “I could get choked up thinking about it right now.”

Now, in Haley’s new interview for Reality Steve‘s podcast, released on Thursday, new claims have surfaced about Jed’s alleged infidelities.

During the conversation, host Steve Carbone informed Haley about a woman Jed allegedly slept with during their relationship.

“She showed me everything…this was I believe 10 days before you left for the Bahamas, he slept with another woman,” Steve said on the podcast. “And I have the text messages to prove it.”

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“Were you not aware that Jed was with another woman, 10 days before he went to the Bahamas with you?” Steve asked Haley.

“Nope,” she replied.

“I can only deal with so many things at one time. It’s a lot to tackle,” an emotional Haley went on to share. “To watch it play out on TV and also, like here, you know?”

When asked if there’s any chance she’d ever get back with Jed, Haley replied, “No, nope. Irreparable damage.”

You can listen to more from Haley’s podcast interview above!

Don’t miss E! News every weeknight at 7, only on E!

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The Chase contestant leaves viewers in turmoil over Final Chase performance

The Chase is notoriously difficult for any level of quizzer and tonight’s episode saw a seriously tough batch of questions. 

Mary and Dan both got through to the Final Chase while one of their colleagues was knocked out. 

It was down to Jim to hopefully get more money back to the table and more importantly, get himself there too.

However, it seemed he got a particularly tricky bunch of questions, and he only managed to accumulate £14,000 in the Cash Builder. 

Despite not getting quite as many questions right as he had hoped, Jim managed to get his £2,000 back to his team.

But in the Final Chase, Jim didn’t actually contribute to any of the answers. 

Viewers found his silence hilarious and many flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts about it. 

One said: “Easiest day’s work of Jim life.”

Another added: “Jim = chocolate teapot.”

A third shared: “Well done Jim. You answered none.”

A fourth commented: “Looool the guy on the left in red useless. Walked away with money. Man did not answer one.”

Jim was AMAZING in that final….. NOT,” said another.

Thankfully, when it came to pushing back tonight’s Chaser, Jenny “The Vixen” Ryan, Jim was a lot more vocal. 

What’s more, Jim, Mary and Dan even bagged the jackpot and took £14,000 home. 

Yesterday on The Chase, Bradley Walsh have a “big clue” to a contestant. 

While going against Anne “The Governess” Hegerty, Viv tried to get her £4,000 home.

During the round, she was asked: “Whose final tweet was ‘A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP?’” 

The answers on offer were: “A Joan Rivers. B Leonard Nimoy. C Terry Pratchett,” and Viv chose A Joan Rivers. 

Explaining her reason for this, Viv said: “It sounds like something she would say, she was fairly well preserved.” 

Bradley looked unconvinced and stated: “Big clue in the question! Massive!” Before revealing “Leonard Nimoy is the correct answer and you’re staying where you are. LLAP? Live long and prosper,” he continued to explain. “Ah, ok,” Viv replied. “I didn’t see that.” 

Shocked by her response, Bradley stuttered: “What, you didn’t see that?” 

“Well I saw it, but I didn’t get it,” the player stated. Nevertheless, Anne knew the answer and moved one step closer to Viv on the board. 

The Chase airs weekdays on ITV from 5pm.

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New Harbourview playground replaces former structure destroyed in 2017 arson

Harbourview Park is home to a new, nautical-themed play structure, which officially opened on Thursday.

The Transcona park lost its original play structure in 2017 when it was destroyed by arson.

“The transformation of Harbourview Park demonstrates an understanding of local needs and aspirations keeping play at the centre of community services,” said Coun. Sherri Rollins, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks.

“I am delighted that Harbourview Park has a significant investment for children and I hope they enjoy it this summer and for years to come.”

Transcona Coun. Shawn Nason said the restored playground is important for the community.

“Many family memories have been made over the years at Harbourview Park, and I am hopeful that many more will come as Winnipeg works to renew this wonderful regional park in the future,” said Nason.

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