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Any SNL or Parks and Recreation fans out there? Get on the Netflix for this future movie release...

Amy Poehler will make her feature-length directorial debut with a new Netflix movie.

The 46-year-old actress will star with fellow Saturday Night Live alums Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph and Tina Fey in the film Wine Country.

"It's happening -- Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, is coming soon to Netflix!" Netflix announced alongside a video of Poehler singing with the cast.

"Starring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and featuring Tina Fey," the streaming site said. "Get excited. Get real excited."

The Hollywood Reporter said Poehler will direct, produce and star in the new comedy. The movie will follow a group of longtime friends who take a weekend trip to Napa to celebrate a 50th birthday.

Spivey, who worked with Poehler on SNL and Parks and Recreation, wrote the script with fellow SNL alum Liz Cackowski. Production will begin toward the end of March in Los Angeles and Napa.

Poehler previously directed episodes of Parks and Recreation and the TV movie Dumb Prince. Her last starring TV role was a reprisal of Susie on the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.

I'll tune in for that. What say you?

Be Well,
Steve


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Demi Lovato was 'suicidal' at age 7: I knew 'the pain would end'
Demi Lovato says she first contemplated suicide at age seven.

The 25-year-old singer and actress discussed her battle with "loneliness" and "depression" in a preview of Tuesday's episode of Dr. Phil.

"The very first time that I was suicidal was when I was seven," Lovato told host Dr. Phil McGraw. "I had this fascination with death."

"I've experienced things that I've not talked about, and that I don't know if I will ever talk about," she said. "But at seven, I knew that if I were to take my own life, that the pain would end."

Lovato said the thoughts returned "several times," including when she was "bullied" and struggling with depression and bipolar disorder.

"I turned to cutting. There was a while there where my mom was afraid to wake me up in the morning because she didn't know if she opened the door if I would be alive or not," the star said. "Every time I cut it got deeper and deeper."

"It was driven by sadness," she explained. "It was loneliness and depression, and I believe that a lot of that had to do with unresolved issues with my birth father that I hadn't dealt with yet."

Lovato's dad, Patrick Lovato, left the singer and her mom when she was young. Lovato said in a video in 2015 that her song "Father" is about her dad, who died of cancer in June 2013.

"I was very conflicted when he passed because he was abusive," the star said. "He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person. He wanted to have his family."

"He wasn't capable of raising a family because of his mental illness. To know that it wasn't fully his fault really was saddening to me," she added. "I wanted to write about it. I wanted to process it."


Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White to headline Lollapalooza 2018
Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys have been announced as the headliners for Lollapalooza 2018, taking place at Chicago's Grant Park from Aug. 2-5.

Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, Odesza, Logic, Post Malone, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Portugal. The Man, Tyler the Creator, Chvrches, LL Cool J, Camila Cabello, Gucci Mane and other musical acts will also be taking the stage at the festival.

Tickets for Lollapalooza 2018, including four-day passes and VIP packages, are on sale through the festival's website. Four-day general admission tickets start at $335.

Chance the Rapper, Lorde and Arcade Fire headlined last year's Lollapalooza, but Lorde's performance was canceled due to a weather emergency.

Bruno Mars' third studio album, 24K Magic, won Best Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards with the 32-year-old also taking home awards for Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album. The singer will embark on the final leg of his 24K Magic tour in September.


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Which music superstar has been named the new face of Kenzo clothing?


'The Crown' producers apologize after wage gap controversy
The Crown producers apologized Tuesday following controversy about a wage gap between its stars.

Left Bank Pictures responded to reports Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II on the Netflix series, was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith, who portrays Prince Philip.

"We want to apologize to both Claire Foy and to Matt Smith, brilliant actors and friends, who have found themselves at the center of a media storm this week through no fault of their own," Left Bank Pictures said, according to E! News.

"As the producers of The Crown, we at Left Bank Pictures are responsible for budgets and salaries; the actors are not aware of who gets what, and cannot be held personally responsible for the pay of their colleagues," the company added.

Left Bank Pictures said it is "absolutely united with the fight for fair pay, free of gender bias, and for a rebalancing of the industry's treatment of women."

"We have a responsibility to do what we can to ensure that these issues are tackled, and as a leading production company we want to make our contribution to the debate," the company said.

"As company policy we are engaged in conversations with ERA 50:50 and going forward we are keen to talk to Times Up UK; organizations which are working to ensure all women have a voice," the statement concluded.

Producers had said at the INTV Conference last week that Foy was paid less than Smith, who was known for Doctor Who prior to the show.

"Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen," executive producer Suzanne Mackie vowed at the conference.

Foy played Queen Elizabeth in The Crown's first two seasons, and will be replaced by Olivia Coleman in Season 3 as the show's timeline progresses.


Cheryl Burke mourns father's death: 'I miss you so much already'
Cheryl Burke says her father, Stephen Burke, died earlier this month.

The 33-year-old professional dancer paid tribute to her dad in an Instagram post Monday amid a previously announced break from social media.

"Dad, if I had one more chance to have you here with me today, I would do things differently. Every day I would tell you how much I love you," Burke captioned a throwback photo with her dad. "I miss you so much already."

"Rest In Peace Stephen Louis Burke April 13, 1950 - March 9, 2018," she added.

The Dancing with the Stars pro had said March 13 that she was taking a hiatus from Twitter and Instagram to deal with "some personal things."

"I'm dealing with some personal things right now and need to take a break from social media. Thanks for understanding and remember to tell the people who are important to you just how much you love them each and everyday," she wrote.

Burke is the daughter of Stephen and Sherri Burke, who split when she was a child. She said during an appearance on Bethenny Frankel's talk show in 2012 that she had reconnected with her dad after a decade of estrangement.

"He got in a really bad accident, so for me, I was really wanting to reach out," the star explained. "It's comfortable and it's working."


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Which music superstar has been named the new face of Kenzo clothing?

Britney Spears is the new face of Kenzo clothing.

The 36-year-old singer confirmed in an Instagram post Tuesday that she will star in a new campaign for the French label's La Collection Memento N°2 line.

Spears shared a photo of herself wearing a youthful look of a cropped sweatshirt, baseball cap and mini backpack. German photographer Peter Lindbergh captured the images of Spears in the streets of Paris.

"So excited to announce my new campaign for @KENZO's La Collection Memento No2 shot by @therealpeterlindbergh!!! #kenzolovesbritney," Spears captioned the picture.

Spears said in an interview with Vogue that the new collection, which pays tribute to the debut of Kenzo Jeans in 1986, is meant to be colorful and playful.

"This collection is very youthful," she said. "We had fun on set, even though it was a bit weird for me at first. I am used to shooting in a studio or a small space, and this was on the street."

"It's tricky because as a mother, you don't take as much risk with your style," the mom-of-two added. "I think when I was younger I took so many risks and really went for it. There was no planning what I wore, and it was like, okay, I am just going to put on the most outrageous thing."

Kenzo was founded by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada in 1970. The company also shared news of its collaboration with Spears in Instagram posts Tuesday.

"BRITNEY SPEARS is the quintessential queen of denim and the new face of @kenzo, photographed by @therealpeterlindbergh," the brand wrote.

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