Weekend Watchlist: What’s new on streaming

Ready, set, binge! Here are some of the new titles available to stream this weekend:

Netflix
Locke & Key: A new threat will be uncovered within the Keyhouse in the third and final season of the fantasy adventure series.

13: The Musical: All new-kid Evan wants is to make friends and have the best Bar Mitzvah ever in the film adaptation of the Broadway production. 

Day Shift: Jamie Foxx secretly hunts vampires with Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg in this new action-comedy film.

Never Have I Ever: The arrival of a new love interest may threaten Devi and Paxton’s relationship in season three of the romantic comedy series.

Hulu
This Fool: Laugh along as Julio Lopez, a 30-year-old who still lives at home and has the same on-again, off-again girlfriend since high school, does everything in his power to avoid dealing with his own issues. 

Apple TV+ 
Five Days at Memorial: This new miniseries is based on the true events the employees working at a New Orleans hospital faced during Hurricane Katrina.

Prime Video 
A League of Their Own: This new comedy series is based on the classic film of the same name about women's professional baseball during World War II.

Disney+
I Am Groot: The lovable little log from the Marvel movies stars in his own series of animated shorts, in this series that features the voices of Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper, who reprises as Rocket.

Starz
Powerbook III: Raising Kanan: Find out how Kanan, Racquel, and the rest of the Thomases deal with the aftermath of their lingering actions in season two.  

Happy streaming!

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‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ star MeKai Curtis talks “explosive” second season

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Power Book III: Raising Kanan returns to Starz with season two on Sunday, and fans are in for one wild ride. 

After leaving fans with more than a few unanswered questions -- like will Kanan get caught for shooting an officer and is that officer his real father -- season two finds the Thomas family beginning to face the aftermath of their actions. MeKai Curtis, who stars in the titular role of Kanan, tells ABC Audio that his character is on the hunt for answers when he returns to the screen. 

"He's very weary of everything around. He wants more answers to questions that he has. And he's going to get those answers. You know, he's very strong and determined, just like his mother," Curtis explains, referencing Tony Award winner Patina Miller, who portrays Kanan's mother, Raquel "Raq" Thomas, in the series.  

"A lot of the just the way that Raq has raised him, you see that come to play in second season, you know, for better or worse," Curtis adds. "It's actually it's pretty fun to see how that plays out with them but that's the sort of space that Kanan is in in the second season...trying to figure out who he is after being who he thought he wanted to be."

Kanan's hunt for answers is just part of what makes for a wild season ahead -- a season that Curtis and Miller describe in four words: "Explosive, revealing, emotional...and complicated."

Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which has already been renewed for season three, also stars Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Joey Bada$$, Hailey Kilgore, Shanley Caswell and Antonio Ortiz.

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Mindy Kaling addresses rumors that her ex B.J. Novak is her children’s father

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Mindy Kaling is paying no mind to speculation that her ex B.J. Novak is the father of her children. 

"It doesn't bother me," the 43-year-old, who is mom to four-year-old Katherine and one-year-old Spencer, said of the rumors in an interview with Marie Claire published Tuesday.

"He's the godparent to both my kids — and they have such a great relationship — and so far [the rumors haven’t] affected my happiness at all, it hasn't affected my kids or BJ," she continued. "If that's what is going to be titillating to people, I'll take it."

Since welcoming her children, Kaling has remained tight-lipped about their conception and their father and there's a reason for that. 

"I want them to be old enough to talk to me about it and [tell me] how they want me to talk about it," The Office alum explained. "I'm the only parent my kids have…I think I err on the side of super cautious so that there's less things that they can potentially be mad at me about down the line."

Kaling and Novak dated on and off from 2004 until 2007. 

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Weekend Watchlist: What’s new on streaming

Ready, set, binge! Here are some of the new titles available to stream this weekend:

Netflix
Wedding Season: Two single adults pretend to date to survive a summer filled with weddings, only to fall for each other.

The Sandman: The Master of Dreams haunts people in both their dreaming and waking lives in this new fantasy series.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie: The turtles are back and ready to fight a group of dangerous aliens.

Hulu
Prey: This new film is all about a woman who confronts a highly evolved alien predator 300 years in the past.

Disney+
LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation: The galaxy’s favorite heroes go on a much-deserved beach getaway in the new animated special.

Apple TV+
Luck: The unluckiest girl in the world teams up with a crew of magical creatures to turn her fate around in this new animated film.

Happy streaming!

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‘Bachelorette’ contestant Hayden apologizes to Gabby and Rachel for ‘complete lapse of judgement’

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Hayden Markowitz is taking accountability for his actions. 

The Bachelorette contestant was eliminated during Monday night's episode after it was found out that he made some vulgar comments about Bachelorettes Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, including referring to them as "b******."

Taking to Instagram, the 29-year-old penned a lengthy apology, that began, "For those who watched tonight’s episode, you saw me at my absolute worst and lowest moment."

"I have always tried to carry myself with humility and respect for others. However, my complete lapse of judgement was not only disappointing but it was absolutely unacceptable," he continued. "I genuinely want to express my deepest apologies to both Gabby and Rachel for my actions."

Hayden went on to say that he takes "full responsibility for not being the man I was raised to be in those moments" and said that he does respect both Gabby and Rachel.  

"I really hate how this season ended, but this experience was not one that I was mentally or emotionally prepared for with the current things going on in my life," he admitted. "Despite how everything transpired, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget and will learn from."

"I wish Gabby and Rachel all the best and hope they can accept my apology!" Hayden concluded. 

Hayden, who was Team Rachel, was eliminated during Monday night's episode. 

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‘Bachelorette’ contestant Hayden apologizes to Gabby and Rachel for ‘complete lapse of judgement’

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Hayden Markowitz is taking accountability for his actions. 

The Bachelorette contestant was eliminated during Monday night's episode after it was found out that he made some vulgar comments about Bachelorettes Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, including referring to them as "b******."

Taking to Instagram, the 29-year-old penned a lengthy apology, that began, "For those who watched tonight’s episode, you saw me at my absolute worst and lowest moment."

"I have always tried to carry myself with humility and respect for others. However, my complete lapse of judgement was not only disappointing but it was absolutely unacceptable," he continued. "I genuinely want to express my deepest apologies to both Gabby and Rachel for my actions."

Hayden went on to say that he takes "full responsibility for not being the man I was raised to be in those moments" and said that he does respect both Gabby and Rachel.  

"I really hate how this season ended, but this experience was not one that I was mentally or emotionally prepared for with the current things going on in my life," he admitted. "Despite how everything transpired, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget and will learn from."

"I wish Gabby and Rachel all the best and hope they can accept my apology!" Hayden concluded. 

Hayden, who was Team Rachel, was eliminated during Monday night's episode. 

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‘Bachelorette’ contestant Hayden apologizes to Gabby and Rachel for ‘complete lapse of judgement’

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Hayden Markowitz is taking accountability for his actions. 

The Bachelorette contestant was eliminated during Monday night's episode after it was found out that he made some vulgar comments about Bachelorettes Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, including referring to them as "b******."

Taking to Instagram, the 29-year-old penned a lengthy apology, that began, "For those who watched tonight’s episode, you saw me at my absolute worst and lowest moment."

"I have always tried to carry myself with humility and respect for others. However, my complete lapse of judgement was not only disappointing but it was absolutely unacceptable," he continued. "I genuinely want to express my deepest apologies to both Gabby and Rachel for my actions."

Hayden went on to say that he takes "full responsibility for not being the man I was raised to be in those moments" and said that he does respect both Gabby and Rachel.  

"I really hate how this season ended, but this experience was not one that I was mentally or emotionally prepared for with the current things going on in my life," he admitted. "Despite how everything transpired, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget and will learn from."

"I wish Gabby and Rachel all the best and hope they can accept my apology!" Hayden concluded. 

Hayden, who was Team Rachel, was eliminated during Monday night's episode. 

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Taylor Armstrong to join ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ for season 17

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Taylor Armstrong is trading in her diamond for an orange.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum is returning to the beloved reality series, only this time as a cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County. The move makes her the first Real Housewives franchise star in history to switch shows.

In an Instagram post, Bravo explained that Taylor will be joining as a friend on the show, writing, "We’ve had ENOUGH of not having Taylor Armstrong on our screens… she is officially joining the cast of #RHOC for Season 17 as a friend-of!"

Taylor was first introduced to audiences in 2010 when she appeared as a main cast member on seasons 1-3 of RHOBH and as a guest on some seasons thereafter. She made her official return to the Housewives franchise this year when she became a main cast member on season two of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club.

Taylor joins RHUGT co-star and RHOC alum Tamra Judge, who is also returning to the series for season 17. Rounding out the cast will be returning season 16 cast members Heather Dubrow, Shannon Storms Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson.

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Marilyn Monroe estate defends Ana de Armas casting after criticism

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The Marilyn Monroe estate has come to the defense of Ana de Armas.

After the trailer dropped for Blonde, the upcoming drama in which de Armas is cast as Monroe, many viewers took issue with the actress' accent and criticized her for not sounding more like the Hollywood legend.

Despite what some people think, Variety reports that Marc Rosen, president of entertainment at Authentic Brands Group, which owns the Marilyn Monroe Estate, applauded the casting decision.

"Marilyn Monroe is a singular Hollywood and pop culture icon that transcends generations and history," he said. "Any actor that steps into that role knows they have big shoes to fill. Based on the trailer alone, it looks like Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity and vulnerability. We can’t wait to see the film in its entirety!"

Based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates and also starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Emmy winner Julianne Nicholson, Blonde debuts September 28 on Netflix.

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Marilyn Monroe estate defends Ana de Armas casting after criticism

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The Marilyn Monroe estate has come to the defense of Ana de Armas.

After the trailer dropped for Blonde, the upcoming drama in which de Armas is cast as Monroe, many viewers took issue with the actress' accent and criticized her for not sounding more like the Hollywood legend.

Despite what some people think, Variety reports that Marc Rosen, president of entertainment at Authentic Brands Group, which owns the Marilyn Monroe Estate, applauded the casting decision.

"Marilyn Monroe is a singular Hollywood and pop culture icon that transcends generations and history," he said. "Any actor that steps into that role knows they have big shoes to fill. Based on the trailer alone, it looks like Ana was a great casting choice as she captures Marilyn’s glamour, humanity and vulnerability. We can’t wait to see the film in its entirety!"

Based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates and also starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Emmy winner Julianne Nicholson, Blonde debuts September 28 on Netflix.

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