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'The Handmaid's Tale': Hulu renews series for Season 3
The Handmaid's Tale will return for Season 3.

Hulu announced at its upfront presentation Wednesday in New York that it picked up the series for a third season.

"We are incredibly proud and excited to keep the fire burning with MGM, Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, the producers, cast and crew on Season 3!" Elisabeth Moss, who plays Offred, said at the event.

Hulu confirmed the news on its official Twitter account.

"We are thrilled to announce today that our Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Original Series The Handmaid's Tale will be returning for a third season!" the company wrote.

The Handmaid's Tale is based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. The show co-stars Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Stahovski, Alexis Bledel and Samira Wiley, and debuted its second season April 25.

"Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale just launched last week and viewing during the first 24 hours was more than double that of Season 1," Hulu said on Twitter.

Moss shared a photo on Instagram with Wiley, who portrays Ruby, at the presentation.

"My partner in crime, friendship and all things bad [expletive] @whododatlikedat #HandmaidsTale #Huluupfronts," Moss captioned the picture.


Lantern Capital winning bidder in Weinstein Company bankruptcy sale
The Weinstein Company has announced that Lantern Capital is the winning bidder of its bankruptcy sale with a bid of $310 million plus the assumption of project-based liabilities of $115 million.

The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy in February after it failed to negotiate a sale of the film studio, which was founded by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein. The studio dismissed Harvey after numerous women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the filmmaker, and suffered consequences from the revelations against him.

Lantern Capital beat out a $315 million bid from Broadway producer Howard Kagan under the name of Inclusion Media. The Weinstein Company said that Kagan's bid lacked a financing commitment, among other qualifications.

Delaware bankruptcy judge Mary Walrath still must sign off on the deal, and the New York attorney general's office also expected to weight in on the matter. A hearing on the sale will take place on May 8.

"Lantern's bid clearly achieves the highest and best value for the estate and its creditors," Ivona Smith, an independent member of the Weinstein Company board, said in a statement. "We look forward to working with Lantern to close the transaction and consummate the going concern sale."

"We are honored by the board's recognition and acceptance of Lantern's planned acquisition. Lantern looks forward to continuing our work with the constituents involved in this court supervised transaction. Furthermore, we appreciate the significant support from employees, business partners, creative talent and numerous industry leaders as we set out to launch this new company," said Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic, the co-founders of Lantern Capital. "Lantern Entertainment remains committed to providing premier content with a diverse workforce in a safe environment founded on a culture of respect and creativity."

Kagan's offer included allocating $30 million into two separate victims' funds that would benefit those affected by Harvey's alleged sexual misconduct. The measure was supported by five of the women who filed a lawsuit against Harvey citing sexual misconduct. The five women oppose Lantern Capital's offer, which does not propose any victim compensation.

"Lantern's bid in no way addresses the victims of Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault enterprise, which would sweep the 100+ instances of sexual assault, rape and more under the rug," attorney Elizabeth Fegan who represents those with claims against Harvey said in a statement.

On Monday, a number of Hollywood stars including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Murray, Julia Roberts, Rachel McAdams and author Stephen King filed objections to the bankruptcy sale of The Weinstein Company, stating they are owed profits for participation across various projects.

The stars object to the transferring of rights to those projects without being paid the default amounts. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino also filed an objection saying he's owed over $4.5 million from four films.


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"It would just not be a cleavage corset. I like corsets, but I'd like it to be higher. It's funny because sometimes I look around and I'm just like-wow, I'm the only one who has cleavage."
--Elizabeth Olsen, on how she would update her Avengers costume, to Elle



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Which celebrity couple is celebrating 22 years of wedded bliss?


Ashley Graham stars in new, unedited swimsuit campaign
Ashley Graham says she has nothing to hide in her new, unretouched swimsuit campaign.

The 30-year-old model is using unedited paparazzi photos to promote her latest Swimsuits for All collection.

"We decided to use unedited paparazzi shots as the campaign images. Reminder: being authentic is beautiful," she captioned an image Tuesday on Instagram from the campaign.

Graham said in an interview with InStyle that she was shooting the campaign in Miami, Fla., when the paparazzi started following her and taking photos.

"Looking at their photos sparked an idea, 'Why not use their photos as the campaign images? These raw and unedited images would remind women that they are 'flawless' in their own right and that they already have the perfect beach body!" the star explained.

"Of course it's daunting knowing the paparazzi my have captured an unflattering photo, but I remind myself that being authentic is beautiful, and I have nothing to hide when it comes to my body because I know it's changing people's lives," she added.

Swimsuits for All also shared images from the campaign on Instagram.

"'I'm not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite... and you shouldn't be either,'" the company quoted Graham in one caption.

Graham is known for her inclusive and body-positive message. She enlisted her mom, Linda Graham, for a Swimsuits for All campaign in February.


'Ant-Man and The Wasp': Rudd, Lilly become partners in new trailer
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly become a crimefighting duo in the latest trailer for the upcoming Marvel sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The clip, released Monday, features Ant-Man (Rudd) receiving backup from Wasp (Lilly), after a new villain known as Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), steals technology from original Ant-Man Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).

Ant-Man and Wasp are seen learning how to work together as they take on Ghost who can walk through walls. "She seems more intense," Ant-Man says about his new partner's harder-hitting fighting style.

The trailer also features Ant-Man in his giant form attempting to stop a car full of criminals and Wasp fighting a group of men inside a kitchen where she utilizes a giant salt shaker. Ant-Man's trusted friend Luis (Michael Pena), makes an appearance along with Laurence Fishburne as a former partner of Pym who could also grow in size.

Ant-Man and the Wasp, from returning director Payton Reed, is set to arrive in theaters July 6. Michelle Pfeiffer is also set to star as Janet Van Dyne, the mother to Lilly's Hope van Dyne and wife to Pym who was the original Wasp and who was believed to be dead.


??? Guess Who ???

Which celebrity couple is celebrating 22 years of wedded bliss?

Celebrity couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are celebrating 22 years of marriage.

The 47-year-old television personality and Consuelos, also 47, shared throwback photos on their wedding anniversary Tuesday.

Ripa posted a slideshow of pictures on Instagram, including snapshots of her elopement with Consuelos. The couple tied the knot at Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas.

"Feliz Aniversario lover! 22 years," Ripa captioned the post. "You're a human rollercoaster that I'm all enough to ride. @instasuelos."

Consuelos dedicated a post to Ripa on his own Instagram account.

"5-1-96... happy 22nd anniversary Boo.. seems like yesterday to me.. I'm sure it feels a lot longer to you.. (honeymoon photo Capri, Italy ..we're still banned from that hotel... it was worth it)," the actor wrote.

Ripa and Consuelos made headlines in March after the actor shared a photo of Ripa in a bikini during their vacation. Consuelos defended Ripa after social media users body-shamed the Live! with Kelly and Michael host.

"Yes she's wearing a bikini at age 47 and will no doubt wear one for many years to come," the actor said. "If that offends you in some way, if it triggers you, or some other psychosis you're suffering from, I suggest you get over it and get used to it."

Ripa and Consuelos have three children, 20-year-old son Michael, 16-year-old daughter Lola and 15-year-old son Joaquin. Ripa shared a slideshow of family photos on Consuelos' 47th birthday in March.

"Loved by all, especially me!" the television personality said.

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