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'Dirty Dancing' is getting a sequel
Because nobody puts Baby in a corner.

'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' pivots toward the next phase of the story
After a pair of Jeffrey Epstein docuseries aired in May, Lifetime seemingly weighs in late with "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein." But this two-part production -- which borrows its title from the network's R. Kelly documentaries -- takes on a new dimension with the July arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, the late financier's alleged accomplice in his sex-trafficking crimes.

Eurovision Song Contest is coming to America
One of the world's most popular singing competitions is headed to the United States.

BTS announces US theater premiere of 'Break the Silence' film
BTS is set to bring its latest film to movie theaters next month, a plan that will depend on which venues actually are open.

How 'The Matrix' is a trans story, according to Netflix and co-director
Netflix has posted a Twitter thread explaining the trans themes in "The Matrix," after one of its co-directors confirmed earlier this week that the movie was an allegory for gender transition.

Hollywood bubbles back to business
Everyone wants life to return to normal -- and Hollywood is no different.

Howard Ashman gets a well-deserved tribute in the Disney+ doc 'Howard'
Disney honors one of its own with "Howard," an emotional documentary tribute to the late "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" lyricist Howard Ashman. Teamed with composer Alan Menken, nobody did more to put the studio's animation back on the map, making his loss to AIDS in the midst of that run all the more poignant.

'The Secret Garden' yields a less appealing version of the children's classic
"The Secret Garden" is one of the more enduring titles in children's literature, having been adapted for the screen multiple times, including a splendid 1993 version. That's the backdrop to the latest movie based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, which makes puzzling choices in harvesting the material, mostly providing an incentive to go back and watch the last one again.

'An American Pickle' is both sweet and a little sour
Seth Rogen plays a double role in "An American Pickle," an HBO Max movie that's a little sweet, a little sour and a whole lot silly. Built around the "Sleeper"-like premise of a man perfectly preserved for 100 years, this adaptation of Simon Rich's novella has some fun contemplating how the modern world would like to a 20th-century immigrant, before scraping the barrel for deeper themes.

Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies
Alyssa Milano says she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19.

Making TV shows during coronavirus is taking more time -- and money
TV shows can get back up and running during the age of Covid-19. But as Hollywood seeks to adopt new health and safety protocols, production is going to take more time -- and money.

'Star Trek: Lower Decks' explores a sillier side of the Trek frontier
"Star Trek" continues to be the big gun in CBS All Access' streaming arsenal, which has been steady if not particularly inventive. "Star Trek: Lower Decks" somewhat rectifies the second part of that with an irreverent, Adult Swim-type animated series that likely won't beam up many new subscribers but should mildly amuse a quadrant of the more committed ones.

Aimée Osbourne doesn't regret not appearing on 'The Osbournes'
"The Osbournes" made her siblings famous, but Aimée Osbourne now says she always knew she had no desire to appear on the hit MTV reality show.

Cameron Diaz reveals why she quit acting in interview with Gwyneth Paltrow
Former Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has revealed her reasons for retiring from the movie business, saying she found "peace" when she quit acting.

Chip and Joanna Gaines bringing 'Fixer Upper' back
"Fixer Upper" fans have something to look forward to next year.

'Wonder Woman 1984' debuts new teaser
We're getting another glimpse at the upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984."

Zoe Saldana apologizes for playing Nina Simone
Actress Zoe Saldana has apologized for playing Nina Simone in a 2016 biopic, four years after she was heavily criticized for darkening her skin and wearing a prosthetic nose for the role.

Hanging out with chefs gave Selena Gomez a taste of something different
Selena Gomez loves to cook, but, she'll admit, she is not the most practiced chef in the world.

'Ren & Stimpy' is getting a reboot
Happy, happy, joy, joy we are getting a new version of "The Ren & Stimpy Show."

'Big Brother: All-Stars' meet their competition in Season 22 premiere
"Big Brother" was back Wednesday with a live two-hour Season 22 premiere that revealed just who the new houseguests would be.

Jason Momoa surprises Lisa Bonet by restoring her old Mustang
Jason Momoa has just upstaged all husbands amid the pandemic.

YouTubers the Stokes Twins have been charged for bank robbery pranks
YouTube celebrities the Stokes Twins could face up to four years in state prison for their role in two fake bank robberies.

'Who's the Boss?' reboot confirmed by Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano
We are waiting on you, Judith Light.

Brian Austin Green's heart belongs to his boys
Co-parenting during a pandemic with a former partner has got to be challenging.

'The Weight of Gold' sees Olympians open up about post-Games depression
"The Weight of Gold" was intended to coincide with the Olympics, which adds another somber note to this soul-searching documentary. The postponement of the Games, however, does nothing to blunt the sobering impact of the depression that elite athletes can experience once the fanfare ends, after devoting their lives to the often-fleeting pursuit of glory.

See what's streaming in August
How is the summer almost over?

'Indian Matchmaking' creator Smriti Mundhra welcomes backlash
Smriti Mundhra is not at all bothered that people are talking about colorism, sexism and elitism when it comes to "Indian Matchmaking."

Keanu Reeves is writing comic books -- the first issue is out in October
Actor, musician, film producer and, now, comic-book writer. Is there anything Keanu Reeves can't do?

Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in new trailer for 'Respect' biopic
Jennifer Hudson is a perfect Aretha Franklin in the new trailer for the upcoming film, "Respect."

He's probably been in more movies than any actor in history
James Hong is everywhere.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement’s Final Chapter?
2020 is an important time to reflect on the story of voting in the United States. The year marks important milestones  100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, 150 years since the ratification of the 15th Amendment and 55 years since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act  all parts Read More The post The Women’s Suffrage Movement’s Final Chapter? appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry®
Blackstone today announced that the private equity fund it manages has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ancestry®.  Blackstone’s acquisition will further accelerate Ancestry’s global leadership in Family History and consumer genomics, helping us achieve our mission to empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. The Blackstone team is deeply inspired by our mission, Read More The post Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry® appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Ancestry® Unveils Updated Communities for Members with Ties to Asia & Polynesia, South Africa & Australia
As the leader in consumer genomics, Ancestry® is constantly developing new ways for you to learn about yourself through DNA and empowering you to unlock more discoveries about your family history. This includes updating our products and services to take advantage of the most advanced science and technology. We’re proud to unveil updated AncestryDNA® communities Read More The post Ancestry® Unveils Updated Communities for Members with Ties to Asia  Polynesia, South Africa  Australia appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Ancestry security team confident Family Tree Maker vulnerability has not impacted Ancestry’s systems
We have been alerted to a potential security vulnerability at the MacKiev Company, which owns Family Tree Maker software. While we no longer have formal affiliation with the company, Family Tree Maker is used by some Ancestry customers to sync family trees between Family Tree Maker software and Ancestry. Based on our investigation, we do Read More The post Ancestry security team confident Family Tree Maker vulnerability has not impacted Ancestry’s systems appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

In the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: Using Genomic Science to Help Improve Lives
This week Ancestry released results of a survey we commissioned to understand how consumers view their health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, because of the pandemic, the survey found that 45% of parents are concerned about protecting their family’s health, and 42% of parents worry about the lasting implications of the virus on their Read More The post In the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: Using Genomic Science to Help Improve Lives appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

A Community United with Science: Update on Ancestry’s COVID-19 Study
As a physician, it’s the moments of hope  when medicine finds a way to address a pressing human need  that matter the most. I’ve had a professional front seat to the fusion of DNA and medicine over the past 25 years and have experienced many meaningful moments where advances in science have prevented Read More The post A Community United with Science: Update on Ancestry’s COVID-19 Study appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Understanding the Importance and History of Juneteenth
Historian and host of the PBS television series “Finding Your Roots,” co-produced by Ancestry®, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. writes about why we commemorate Juneteenth, and explains the history behind the day (June 19). “Juneteenth celebrates a declaration of freedom in Texas that occurred two months after Confederate Commander Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union commander Read More The post Understanding the Importance and History of Juneteenth appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

A Dad and Scientist’s View on Genomic Health
By Barry Starr, PhD, Director, Scientific Communications, Ancestry As we approach Father’s Day, I was excited to see results from a recent survey from Ancestry® that showed that dads, like me, know that understanding their genes can be foundational to how they care for their own health, and understand their family’s health. For example, the Read More The post A Dad and Scientists View on Genomic Health appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

A note from Ancestry’s CEO
To our global community, Equality and racial justice are a shared responsibility. Ancestry stands in solidarity with the Black community and knows that Black Lives Matter. We recognize your pain and the feelings of fear and frustration over the injustices you face every day. Our hearts ache for the Floyd family, for their tragic loss, Read More The post A note from Ancestrys CEO appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Tune in on Monday, May 25 to Our Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes”
Tune in to our Facebook page on Monday, May 25 at 11 AM ET to join our Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” as we come together to honor those who sacrificed so much to secure our freedom, and commemorate 2020 marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.  Emmy Award-winning television personality Read More The post Tune in on Monday, May 25 to Our Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” appeared first on Ancestry Blog.