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Fantasy Series The Wheel Of Time To Be Adapted As An Amazon Series

Fantasy fans will soon have another sprawling epic to drool over, as it was announced that Amazon Prime Video is adapting Robert Jordan’s sprawling series The Wheel Of Time for thier streaming service.

Amazon has been looking at making The Wheel of Time into a series for almost a year now, but no official word had been given. The last anyone heard about the show was back in June when the head of Amazon Studios told Deadline that she was going to read the script over the summer. It appears as if she has now given the go ahead to make the show.

Robert Jordan’s fantasy series tells the story of a world where women can wield magic, but men can’t. The main character Moiraine,  embarks on a world-spanning journey seeking to fulfill an old prophecy. The series is 14 books long, but the last couple of them had to be finished by another author, based on Jordan’s notes after the author passed away. The first novel was published in 1990, with NBC picking up the rights in 2000. 

No casting announcements have been made as of yet, and it is unclear when exactly the show will air. It is well known however that fantasy epics take awhile to put together, especially if they are done right, so it probably won’t be for another couple of years. 

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Meghan Markle Is Pregnant!

Rumours have been spreading for weeks that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were expecting their first child, but there had been no official word on it. That is, until today when Kensington Palace confirmed the news.

In a released statement, Kensington Palace said “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

The new comes five months after the couple’s very public royal wedding back in May. The couple started dating in July 2016 after being set up on a blind date, but the announcement that they were dating wasn’t announced until October 2016. While dating they spent time in both London and Toronto, but now live together at Kensington Palace.

The pair are currently touring Australia to promote the upcoming Invictus Games and are expected to stay on their first tour together for 16 days before heading back home.

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Model Karlie Kloss And Designer Christian Siriano Join Project Runway

When Project Runway returns next season, it will have a pair of new faces joining the cast. It was announced yesterday that model Karlie Kloss will be hosting the long time series, while and designer Christian Siriano will take over as mentor, respectively. Kloss will also play the role of executive producer when the reality show returns to Bravo next year.  They will be taking over from longtime host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn. 

In a released statement Kloss said “As someone who grew up watching ‘Project Runway,’ I could not be more excited to host and produce a series that provides a platform to aspiring American designers as they pursue their creative and entrepreneurial dreams. I am equally as thrilled to work alongside an incredibly talented group of fashion innovators — Brandon Maxwell, Elaine Welteroth, Nina Garcia and Christian Siriano — to inspire, support and help guide these designers as they realize their visions and build everlasting brands and businesses.” As for Siriano, he said “‘Project Runway’ has offered such wonderful opportunities for so many and I’m excited to take on this role as a mentor. I hope to guide and inspire the new talent on the rise.”

As for the judges for the upcoming season, Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia will return, and this time she will be joined by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and journalist Elaine Welteroth.

An exact release date has not been announced as of yet, but it is expected to air sometime next year on Bravo.

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Taylor Swift Wins Big And Makes History At The American Music Awards

Taylor Swift has been making headlines lately for involving herself in a politics for the first time, and last night after making history by becoming the most decorated woman in the history of the American Music Awards, she continued to encourage people to vote.

“This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people,” she said, “the midterm elections on November 6.”

All in all, Swift won four awards, including Artist of the Year, Favourite Female Artist Pop/Rock and Favourite Album for Reputation. With those awards she has now won a total of 23 during her career, beating out Whitney Houston for the most ever by a female artist. 

Drake came into the night tired with Cardi B for the most nominations, but didn’t win a single award. Cardi B on the other hand won 3 trophies, including Favourite Hip-Hop/Rap Artist. Other winners included Migos, Shaun Mendes, Kane Brown, Post Malone, Carrie Underwood, Khalid and Camila Cabello.

Photo: Getty Images For dcp via ABC/Emma McIntyre/AMA2018

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