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Margot Robbie Led Birds Of Prey Gets A February 2020 Release Date

Up until now, February 7, 2020 was booked by Warner Bros as an “Untitled Warner Bros. event film”, but now it’s clear what the untitled film is. Yesterday it was announced that the DC Comics superhero film Birds of Prey will be filling the slot, which means the production of the film is more than likely set to begin sometime soon.

Birds of Prey will star Margot Robbie, who will once again play Harley Quinn, a role she played in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The movie will feature a team of DC Comics female superheroes, including Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya and Cassandra Cain. Black Mask was previously announced to be the main villain for the movies, and Cathy Yan was announced as the director. The plot hasn’t been announced, but a brief synopsis was given that states the movies “follows the adventures of a revolving group of female heroes and villains and is based on the DC Comics characters and concepts created by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and Chuck Dixon.”

While no other roles other than Margot Robbie’s has been cast, several actresses have been testing for leads. Among them are Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror), Jurnee Smolett-Bell (Underground), and Janelle Monae (Moonlight) for Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) and Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror) for Huntress, and Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) and Roberta Colindrez (Love Dick) for the part of Renee Montoya. Producers are also looking for a 12 year old Asian actress to play Cassandra Cain. 

While the DC Extended Universe might have been a failure so far, Warner Bros is continuing to try new things so they can compete with Marvel. Upcoming films include Aquaman, Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, New Gods, Black Adam, and a standalone Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix that is currently filming. 

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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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