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'Downton Abbey' team reunites for movie 'The Chaperone'
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, actress Elizabeth McGovern and director Michael Engler are reuniting to bring Laura Moriarty's novel The Chaperone to the big screen.

Set in the early 1920s, the film will air on PBS stations after its initial, theatrical run. It follows a Kansas woman as she looks after a beautiful and talented, 15-year-old dancer, played by Julia Goldani Telles, in New York for the summer.

"It feels so right to reunite Julian Fellowes, Elizabeth McGovern, and director Michael Engler for our first feature film. Like Downton Abbey, The Chaperone is a beautifully told period drama set in a changing world, but now the setting is New York City," Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said at the PBS annual meeting in San Diego.

"I am absolutely delighted to be working with Masterpiece and Elizabeth McGovern on The Chaperone, based on Laura Moriarty's novel, which is captivating and beguiling and resonant in so many ways," Fellowes added.

"It is a thrill and an honor to be working with Masterpiece and Julian again on his beautiful adaptation of The Chaperone, and to be in the expert hands of director Michael Engler," remarked McGovern.

The British soap opera Downton Abbey, which also took place around the turn of the last century, ran on PBS for six seasons 2010-15.


Daniel Radcliffe to play an angel, Owen Wilson to play God in TBS comedy
TBS says it has green-lit Miracle Workers, an anthology comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson.

Set to debut in 2018, the seven-episode series is executive-produced by Lorne Michaels. Simon Rich created it and will serve as showrunner.

"Having Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson join the TBS family is proof of the continued evolution of this comedy brand as the home of the most creative minds in the business," Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS, said in a statement Wedensday. "Owen Wilson has long been a comic genius, and Daniel's performance in last year's Swiss Army Man really proved that there's a sophisticated comedian under the surface of those brilliant dramatic chops. Simon and Lorne are total pros in walking the tightrope between reality and ridiculousness, and they do it with a lot of heart and wit."

TBS said the first season of Miracle Workers will be "a Heaven-set, workplace comedy based on Rich's book What in God's Name."

Harry Potter icon Radcliffe will play Craig, "a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity's prayers," while Cars 3 star Wilson will play Craig's boss, "God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies."


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Which couple recently broke up after more than a year together?


Report: Taylor Swift is dating British actor Joe Alwyn
Taylor Swift is reportedly dating actor Joe Alwyn.

The singer has been keeping the relationship under wraps and has been renting a house in North London in order to spend time with the British star, according to The Sun.

Swift is said to have been wearing disguises in order to remain hidden while the pair go out in public.

The romance has also been confirmed by E! News, citing sources. Alwyn made his feature film debut in director Ang Lee's 2016 film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk which also starred Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. He next be seen in The Favorite as a love interest to Emma Stone.

Swift was last linked to actor Tom Hiddleston. The pair called it quits in September after dating for three months. "Taylor is an amazing woman. She's generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time," Hiddleston said in February about dating the pop star.


'Grey's Anatomy' spinoff receives series order from ABC
ABC has ordered to series a spinoff of Grey's Anatomy about a Seattle firehouse.

The series will be helmed by Grey's Anatomy showrunner Stacy McKee with Grey's creator and writer Shonda Rhimes executive producing along with McKee and Betsy Beers, Variety reported.

The untitled drama will revolve around a group of firefighters in and out of the firehouse as they risk their lives while on duty.

"No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and Grey's signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff," said ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey in a statement.

Characters from the spinoff will be first introduced during an upcoming Season 14 episode of Grey's Anatomy before appearing in their own show.

Recently, Rhimes' other ABC drama, Scandal, was confirmed to be ending after Season 7.


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Which couple recently broke up after more than a year together?

Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch, her boyfriend of almost a year and a half, have broken up, People reports.

"Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends," a rep for Schumer said in a statement to the magazine.

The pair were together almost a year and a half. News broke of their relationship in January 2016 when the she took him as her date to the White House.

The couple were rumored to have met on dating app Bumble, but the 35-year-old told fans she's "never in [her] life" been on the app.

"#tbt me and my date to the globes #roadmanager," the actress captioned a throwback photo of herself and sister Kim Caramele on Instagram. "My bf will be there too and we did NOT meet on bumble. Great site just not how we met."

The couple traveled to Paris together in September, which Schumer chronicled on Instagram.

Schumer and Hanisch attended the Golden Globes together in March, but he did not accompany her to the premiere of her new movie Snatched on May 10.

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