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Golden Globes TV predictions: Editors pick Jennifer Aniston (‘The Morning Show’) to win Best Drama Actress

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Awards voters are about to take their first bite out of the Apple. The media company’s most buzzed-about TV series of the fall is “The Morning Show,” with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell all playing hosts of an Am news program. According to Gold Derby’s staff editors who cover awards year-round, Aniston will prevail at the 2020 Golden Globes as Best TV Drama Actress for her role as Alex Levy. Of course, Aniston already has a Golden Globe on her mantel for “Friends,” but this would be her first major accolade for a drama series.

SEEGolden Globes TV predictions: Editors split over ‘The Crown,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘The Morning Show’ for Best Drama Series

The eight staffers who believe Aniston will take home the first Golden Globe for Apple TV+ are Chris Beachum, Riley Chow, Marcus James Dixon, Zach Laws, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Paul Sheehan and Susan Wloszczyna.
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Watch Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Re-Create One of Their ‘Friends’ Scenes (Video)

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Watch Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Re-Create One of Their ‘Friends’ Scenes (Video)
Boy, do we have a video that is sure to kick off any true “Friends” fan’s weekend right: The One Where Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Re-Create an Iconic Scene From “Friends.”

During an interview with Access Hollywood, the “Morning Show” co-stars briefly reenacted one of their shared on-screen moments from when Witherspoon guest starred on the iconic sitcom as Rachel Green’s (Aniston) sister Jill.

In the clip above, you’ll see Reese and Jen look at a piece of paper, which we assume has their lines on it, with Witherspoon saying, “Oh, that’s sweet” and Aniston responding, “Is this where you say the line that you love so much?”

Also Read: 'Morning Show' Star Jennifer Aniston Reveals What She Learned Shadowing at 'Good Morning America' (Video)

Before they re-create it, Reese whispers something to Jen who then flips back into Rachel mode.

Aniston: “I say,
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Apple’s ‘Dickinson’ Trailer: Death Makes a Promise to Hailee Steinfeld’s Emily Dickinson (Video)

  • The Wrap
Apple’s ‘Dickinson’ Trailer: Death Makes a Promise to Hailee Steinfeld’s Emily Dickinson (Video)
Apple TV+ has dropped a new trailer for its upcoming comedy “Dickinson,” starring Hailee Steinfeld as the famous Emily Dickinson herself. In this sneak peek from the new series, Emily chats with one of her best buds: Death.

Played by Wiz Khalifa, the ominous presence tells Emily, “You’ll be the only Dickinson they talk about in 200 years. I promise you that.”

Aw, what a sweet guy! No wonder the real Emily Dickinson was so into him.

Also Read: Hailee Steinfeld Is a Bad Ass Emily Dickinson in First Look at Apple TV's 'Dickinson' (Video)

According to Apple TV+, “Dickinson” audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson (Steinfeld). Set in the 19th century, “Dickinson” is a coming-of-age story that finds Emily Dickinson to be an unexpected hero for our millennial era.

Created, written and executive produced by
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Apple Sets Overall Deal With Monica Beletsky

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Apple Sets Overall Deal With Monica Beletsky
Monica Beletsky is the latest of a small group of content creators to set an overall deal with Apple and their streaming platform, Apple TV Plus.

Under the multi-year deal, Beletsky will develop and produce television series exclusively for the streamer. This is the first overall of Beletsky’s career.

Her previous credits include “Fargo,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood.” On the latter two shows she worked alongside Jason Katims and Kerry Ehrin, both of whom also have overall deals at Apple. Beletsky is also currently developing two films with Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, one of which also involves Kerry Washington’s Simpson St. Productions.

She is repped by Gang Tyre.

Among the other creators who have previously signed such deals with Apple are Alfonso Cuarón’ and Justin Lin. The company also has a multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey under which Winfrey will produce an “Oprah
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Writer-Producer Monica Beletsky Inks Overall Deal With Apple

  • Deadline
Exclusive: In a competitive situation, Apple has signed Monica Beletsky to a multi-year overall deal. Under the pact, which marks Beletsky’s first overall agreement, she will develop, write and produce television series exclusively for Apple TV+.

The deal reunites Beletsky with Jason Katims and Kerry Ehrin, who also are under an overall deals at Apple. Beltsky rose through the ranks of Katims’ camp, working on Friday Night Lights and Parenthood for a combination of six seasons alongside Katims and his close associates, including Ehrin.

Beletsky since has developed TV projects at HBO Films, FX with Noah Hawley’s 26 Keys producing, and Amazon. Beletsky shared Emmy, PGA and WGA nominations for her work on FX’s Fargo. She also shared a WGA nomination for Parenthood.

Baletsky also served as a supervising producing on HBO’s The Leftovers, and most recently consulting producer on TNT’s limited series I Am the Night.
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Disney+ and Apple TV+: As the New Streaming Wars Begin, Which Service Has the Edge? — TV Podcast

Batten down the hatches and ready your binge bunkers because the streaming wars are starting in earnest.

By November 15, two of the most profitable companies in America will have made their first forays into the streaming television space; with the launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+, the digital entertainment game may never be the same.

But don’t let the similar names fool you. The strategies used by the tech behemoth and the entertainment giant couldn’t be more different, given how each is sweet-talking subscribers with their wares. It’s only a matter of time before we discover which, if any, strategy proves to be the best way to build a customer base.

First into the ring is Apple TV+, debuting November 1 and priced at $4.99 per month, with plans to present eight original series upon launch, in addition to documentary film “The Elephant Queen.” That said, don’t expect
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‘Morning Show’ Star Jennifer Aniston Reveals What She Learned Shadowing at ‘Good Morning America’ (Video)

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‘Morning Show’ Star Jennifer Aniston Reveals What She Learned Shadowing at ‘Good Morning America’ (Video)
Jennifer Aniston has been on many a morning show since skyrocketing to stardom in the ’90s with the rise of “Friends.” But it wasn’t until she started preparing for her role on Apple TV+ upcoming drama “The Morning Show” that she visited the set of a daybreak news program with a different motive than promoting one of her own projects.

“I went and I shadowed at ‘Gma.’ Got there at 7 o’clock in the morning, and it is a fascinating world,” Aniston told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” “It’s like an engine that revs up for these two hours, from 5 to 7 … And it’s just like something you’ve never seen before. The guy was like, ‘I don’t need Adderall, this is my Adderall.'”

Aniston said that “Gma” staples like Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos were “great” and “quite lovely” to her while she was there.
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Jennifer Aniston Makes Huge Splash In First Day On Instagram With 8.6M+ Followers From One ‘Friends’ Selfie

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Jennifer Aniston Makes Huge Splash In First Day On Instagram With 8.6M+ Followers From One ‘Friends’ Selfie
Jennifer Aniston, once one of the few A-list actress holdouts to social media, opened her Instagram account yesterday and as of this morning she’s counting an enormous 8.6M followers, all from one Friends 25th anniversary reunion selfie with her fellow cast members Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer.

Already off of that one photo, Aniston has more followers on Instagram than fellow actresses Jennifer Garner (7.4M), Julia Roberts (6.8M), Nicole Kidman (5.5M), Charlize Theron (4.5M) and Shailene Woodley (4.4M). The photo itself logged a mind-boggling 10.2M likes. Aniston also smashed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s record of the fastest Instagram account to reach 1M followers. According to the Guinness World Records, the royal couple have held the title since April, when they signed up to the app and amassed that number within 5 hours and 45 minutes. Aniston’s Instagram amassed so many followers, it
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Market for Package Deals and Original Ideas Heats Up Ahead of Platform Launches

  • Variety
Practically every studio in town wanted it, but in the end it was Apple that swept in to nab the reinterpretation of “A Christmas Carol” with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. To buy the highly coveted package, the tech giant was willing to shell out more than $60 million to the stars and the film’s writers and co-directors, Sean Anders and John Morris. It’s a massive payday, one that brings to mind a bygone era when a hot script and A-list talent were enough to incite a bidding war. But it was also one that Apple deemed necessary if it was going to outmaneuver Netflix, Warner Bros. and Paramount, all of whom were trying to land the project.

In recent years, the market for these “packages,” industry-speak for projects that frequently come with key filmmaking talent and actors attached, had cooled off. Studios were spending more money on comic book adaptations and established franchises.
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Reese Witherspoon's 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

For more than two decades, Reese Witherspoon has been one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. She started off on the indie scene in the 90s, but it wasn’t long before she’d crossed over into making more mainstream Hollywood movies.

Related: 7 Things We Hope To See In Legally Blonde 3 (& 3 That Should Stay In The Past)

Since then, she has earned an Oscar, an Emmy, and her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In recent years, Witherspoon has started producing movies for other directors and stars, but the movies she’s best known for are still the ones she’s acted in. Which are her very best? Well, thanks to Rotten Tomatoes, we can find out! Let's take a look.
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Reese Witherspoon Shares Sweet and Rare Photo with Her Older Brother John: 'Love You Big Bro'

Reese Witherspoon Shares Sweet and Rare Photo with Her Older Brother John: 'Love You Big Bro'
Reese Witherspoon has a sweet message for her older brother.

The actress, 43, shared a rare photograph of herself and her brother John on Instagram on Sunday in which she wished him a happy birthday.

The two posed for a selfie while inside of a car with the actress looking casual in a black baseball hat and a black T-shirt while John wore a light green plaid shirt.

“Happy Birthday to my big brother who always volunteers to be my chauffeur when I’m in Nashville,” Witherspoon wrote in the caption. “He is also good at many important things like: setting up electronic devices,
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‘For All Mankind’ Gets Early Season 2 Renewal at Apple TV+

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‘For All Mankind’ Gets Early Season 2 Renewal at Apple TV+
Ahead of its series premiere on Apple TV+ next month, Ronald D. Moore’s space-race drama “For All Mankind” has been renewed for a second season, a spokesperson for the streaming service told TheWrap Tuesday.

Starring Joel Kinnaman, the series is set in a world where the global space race never ended. According to Apple the “what if” plot “spotlights the lives of Nasa astronauts — the heroes and rock stars of their time — and their families.”

Along with Kinnaman, the series stars Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt and Jodi Balfour.

Also Read: Apple TV+ Finally Sets Price and Launch Date

For All Mankind” will be available when Apple TV+ launches Nov. 1. The service is priced at $4.99 per month and will be free for one year when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch. The platform will offer a seven-day free trial when it debuts.
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‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas Dedicates Elle Award to Black Women Killed by Police

  • Variety
‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas Dedicates Elle Award to Black Women Killed by Police
Elle continued its tradition on Monday night of honoring some of Hollywood’s most creative, inspiring and powerful women at the magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood dinner.

Hosted by Issa Rae, the evening at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills started with Reese Witherspoon getting teary-eyed while presenting the first award to her “A Wrinkle in Time” co-star Mindy Kaling. “We take our sense of injustice, of not belonging, and use it as fuel,” Kaling said. “In the immortal words of the prophet Rihanna, we ‘work, work, work, work.’ And we make our own opportunities and we make opportunities for others. We don’t wait for others to decide if we are good enough. If I was still waiting for others to decide if I was good enough, I would be teaching an improv class in North Hollywood. We are good enough right now.”

“There may be gatekeepers, but guess what,
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Zendaya, Margot Robbie and More Stars Put a Fashionable Foot Forward at Elle's Women in Hollywood Celebration

The stars stylishly aligned at Elle's annual Women in Hollywood celebration.  On Monday night, many of Hollywood's most well-known names stepped out on the carpet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for the recurring event honoring, well, women in Hollywood. Among the celebrity guests this year were the issues' cover stars Lena WaitheMelina MatsoukasJodie Turner-Smith, ZendayaGwyneth PaltrowMindy KalingNatalie PortmanNicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson as well as fellow actresses Margot RobbieCharlize TheronJameela JamilReese Witherspoon and Issa Rae.  "Let's give...
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Jennifer Aniston's reunion with her Friends cast

Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston finally joined Instagram on Tuesdays, and she had nearly 200k followers within the first hour of joining the social media app.

Aniston is known to be fiercely private about her life, so her decision to join Insta has pleasantly surprised many of her fans.

Quite in sync with what fans have most loved most about her, the first picture she posted on the social media app is a a reunion photo-op that celebrates her career-defining show, "Friends".

In the snapshot, the star is seen posing with her "Friends" co-stars Matt Lablanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer, according to a report in goss.ie.

"And now we're Instagram Friends too. Hi Instagram," wrote Aniston, who became a global star thanks to the show.

The caption she wriote for her Insta page went: "My friends call me Jen."

Many fans took the post as
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Why Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's TV Reunion Is "Perfect"

Why Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's TV Reunion Is
It's a dynamic duo pop culture fans can't stop buzzing about. While Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon shared the small screen together during a few episodes of Friends, it's been more than a decade since the pair collaborated on a special project. Luckily, Apple TV+'s The Morning Show was an opportunity these two ladies couldn't pass up on. "We talked about doing a movie probably 10 years ago but we never got a handle on what we wanted to do and this emerged and it was kind of perfect," Reese shared with E! News' Will Marfuggi exclusively. In The Morning Show launching November 1 on Apple TV+, Jennifer and Reese not only star in the series, they also serve as...
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Traveling Event ‘Together Live’ In Works For Television By Ucp

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Traveling Event ‘Together Live’ In Works For Television By Ucp
Exclusive: The traveling event Together Live is in the works for the small screen. Ucp is adapting the event as a television series, with founders Jennifer Rudolph Walsh and Glennon Doyle set to executive produce.

According to the official description, Together Live is a traveling event that brings diverse storytellers together for an epic evening of laughter, music and hard-won wisdom. Thought leaders, musicians, celebrities and comedians share the stage and tell their own raw, inspiring stories of finding purpose and community.

Together Live will host its latest event tonight at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles with guests Sophia Bush, Austin Channing Brown, Patti Harrison, Sabrina Jalees, Milck, Abby Wambach and Doyle. Past guests include Reese Witherspoon, Connie Britton, Ciara, Geena Rocero, Cleo Wade, Brené Brown, Nicole Byer, Khalida Brohi, Gina Rodriguez and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Following L.A., Together Live will head to Houston, TX; Fayetteville, Ar; Indianapolis, In; Minneapolis,
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Jason Sudeikis to Reprise Ted Lasso Character in Apple TV+ Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis to Reprise Ted Lasso Character in Apple TV+ Comedy Series
Jason Sudeikis is bringing his whistle and playbook to Apple TV+: The SNL alum will star as his football coach character Ted Lasso in a new comedy series for the streamer.

The comedy, titled Ted Lasso, has earned a straight-to-series order from Apple, with Sudeikis as the title character, an American football coach who finds himself hired to manage an English soccer team, despite having zero soccer coaching experience. (The character originated in a series of promotional videos for NBC Sports that debuted in 2013.) Sudeikis will co-write the pilot with Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town), with both also serving as executive producers.
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‘Ted Lasso': Jason Sudeikis’ Bumbling Football Coach Gets His Own Apple TV+ Series

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‘Ted Lasso': Jason Sudeikis’ Bumbling Football Coach Gets His Own Apple TV+ Series
Jason Sudeikis is bringing back his clueless football coach character Ted Lasso for a new series at Apple TV+, the streamer announced on Monday.

“Ted Lasso” — named for the character Sudeikis first originated on NBC during the networks Premier League coverage — stars the “Saturday Night Live” alum as an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club, despite having no soccer coaching experience at all.

In addition to starring, Sudeikis will serve writer and executive producer on the comedy, which has been given a series order by the upcoming streaming service. He co-wrote the pilot with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence, who also serves as executive producer.

Also Read: Jason Sudeikis Returns as Clueless Soccer Coach, Drives 'Bradley Mini Cooper' (Video)

Sudeikis first appeared as the character — then the fictional new head coach for the very real Tottenham Hotspurs — in 2013. He returned the following year for a six-minute
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Former ABC Studios Head Patrick Moran Signs Amazon Overall Deal

  • Variety
Patrick Moran has signed an overall deal with Amazon, Variety has learned.

The news comes around three months after it was announced that Moran would be exiting his role as president of ABC Studios following restructuring in the wake of the Disney-21st Century Fox merger. Under his new deal, Moran will work with Amazon Studios to develop television series to premiere exclusively on Prime Video. The deal will also allow Moran to reunite with Amazon Studios head Jen Salke, whom Moran previously worked with during their respective tenures at 20th Century Fox Television. He is said to have fielded multiple offers in the time between his departure from ABC and signing the Amazon deal.

“Amazon Studios, known for bold groundbreaking storytelling, is the perfect place to embark on my next chapter as I look to be more closely aligned with the creative process,” said Moran. “I look forward
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