Gabriel Fernandez was only 8 years old when he was brutally murdered by his mother Pearl and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre.And as detailed in Netflix’s documentary “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez,” he was consistently let down by the system when he most needed help.Based on in-depth reporting by L.A. Times journalist Garrett Therolf, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” chronicles how over 8 months Gabriel was subjected to horrific torture, which included regular beatings, being shot in the face with a BB gun, forced to eat cat litter, locked in a cupboard for hours, and pepper sprayed. The cruel nightmare ultimately ended when his mother and her boyfriend beat him to death.But even worse, the Department of Child and Family Services and law enforcement were called to the scene multiple times before Gabriel’s death — and no action was taken. At one point social workers even ordered Gabriel to stop lying, allowing his abusers to continue the torture until the horrific end.Also Read: Finished 'The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez'? Here Are 14 Other True-Crime Docs You Should Watch (Photos)Brian Knappenberger directs the docu-series, which launched Wednesday on Netflix.See the 9 most shocking details about the case below.1\. Incompetent Law EnforcementAs depicted during the series, sheriffs were called to the house by other family members days before the murder — but took no action. In fact, law enforcement often (there were multiple house calls) took Pearl Fernandez’s word that everything was fine, and never even asked to see Gabriel. And when they did, according to family members, they threatened Gabriel, and told him that if he kept lying about his bruises, that he’d be the one to go to jail. They consistently believed the parent over the child with the burn marks and black eye.2\. The Abusers’ Homophobic MotivesAccording to family members, Pearl and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, would call Gabriel “gay.” In fact, the first thing he told law enforcement when they responded to the 911 call was that Gabriel Fernandez was gay, which confused officers.Investigators found all of Gabriel’s clothing disposed of, except for two dresses that he was made to wear.Because of this, there were talks about charging the couple with a hate crime. However, prosecutors decided that it was more of a motive, and could get a bigger sentence charging the couple with child abuse.Also Read: Journalist Behind Netflix's 'The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez' on 'Trauma' of Reporting on Child's Murder3\. The Horrifying EvidenceAt the crime scene, the investigator came in with red stickers to mark blood spatter around the apartment. However, there was so much blood, that she soon ran out of the color and had to switch to yellow stickers. Inexplicably, there was blood in the sink.The abuse was substantial — they fed him cat litter, put a bandanna and sock in his mouth, knocked out his teeth with a bat, shot him in the face with a BB gun, and pepper sprayed him for fun while he laid in the bath tub. He would show up to school with bruises all over his face, as well as fresh cigarette burns and shaved hair. Gabriel’s brother testified that Aguirre would hold him up by the neck, while his sister said Aguirre knocked the air out of Fernandez on several occasions.During the trial, jurors were told the autopsy took an unusual two days because the injuries were so substantive. The thymus gland was barely there — a normal boy’s gland weighs about 100 grams, while Fernandez’s was about 10 grams. The coroner said this was due to stress atrophy, due to all the abuse inflicted on the boy.4\. Gabriel’s Suicide Note and Pleas for Mother’s LoveGabriel Fernandez often wrote notes to his mother, saying he would kill himself and that he just wants to be a good boy. Days before he was murdered, he wrote a card to his mom telling her all the things he loved about her.Also Read: 'Trials of Gabriel Fernandez' Director Says Production Had Therapist on Call5\. Gabriel’s Murderers Punished, but Social Workers Let OffUnsurprisingly, prosecutors sought the death penalty for Gabriel’s mother and her boyfriend. But they also brought charges against four social workers, something that had never happened before. Accused of minimizing “the significance of the physical, mental and emotional injuries that Gabriel suffered,” and of allowing “a vulnerable boy to remain at home and continue to be abused,” they were each charged with one felony count of child abuse and one felony count of falsifying public records.But in the end, while Aguirre was sentenced to death, and Fernandez received life in prison without the possibility of parole, the social workers escaped punishment. Just last month, by a 2-1 decision California’s second appeals court threw out the case on the grounds that prosecutors did not prove the social workers “had the requisite duty to control the abusers,” and further concluded they “did not have care or custody of Gabriel.”Prosecutors have asked the court for a re-hearing of the case against the social workers,6\. Gabriel’s Mother Likely Instigated the AbuseAguirre delivered the physical blows, but prosecutors believe it was under the instruction of Pearl Fernandez. The documentary explained that she never wanted Gabriel, and actually left the child at the hospital, when family members took him in.Family members were privy to the abuse — Pearl Fernandez’s sister often slept over to shield Gabriel and the two other kids from the abuse.According to family members, she was uneducated, started using drugs at an early age which stopped brain development, was diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, suffered from eating disorders, and had abnormalities on her scans. She was also a victim of gang rape and rape by an uncle at an early age.7\. The Jury Wasn’t UnanimousDuring Aguirre’s trial, the jury wasn’t unanimous. 11 found him guilty, while one man didn’t believe he should be convicted of first-degree murder. His reasoning? If he had wanted to kill Gabriel, he would’ve done it a long time ago.When the jury was seeking the death penalty for Aguirre, it was the same juror who voted against it, because he felt they needed to “hear Aguirre out.”8\. Judge Angrily Denounces Gabriel’s Mother During SentencingAt the sentencing hearing, Pearl Fernandez apologized, saying she wishes Gabriel was still alive and that she hopes her kids can forgive her one day.The judge, who had been on the bench for 20 years, said he never personally commented on a case he presided over, but had to for this one. He said that the pain Gabriel Fernandez suffered was unimaginable to the point where he would call it animalistic, but even “animals know how to take care of their young.” He wished that both perpetrators would suffer mental torture in prison about what they had done.9\. DCFS Also Failed in Other Similar CasesUnfortunately, five years later, another boy died under the same circumstances. 10-year-old Anthony Avalos was denied access to food and a bathroom, and was abused in the same way as Gabriel was. Calls were made by teachers and relatives, but DCFS never helped the boy who had come out as gay just weeks prior to his death. A spokesperson for DCFS said that they did indeed provide services to the family from May 2014 to December 2014 and their last referral was in 2016. However, they did not receive enough information but provided the family with further resources. And, this all happened in Antelope Valley — where Gabriel Fernandez had died as well.When prosecutors went to medical hub in Lancaster, Calif. (part of the Antelope Valley), they found it had been closed due to insufficient funding, the docu-series says. Investigators believe that there have been more than 150 cases where children have been abused even after it was brought to DCFS attention.Most recently, a four year old boy was being abused. A court order was placed to have him removed from his home. DCFS never followed through, and the boy died under “suspicious circumstances.”DCFS declined to take part in the series in its entirety.Read original story ‘Trials of Gabriel Fernandez': 9 Most Shocking Details About the Murder at Heart of Netflix Documentary At TheWrap
Megyn Kelly hasn’t been back on television since her 2018 ouster from her NBC talk show, but she still has plenty to say about the industry and those who still do the job she once held. On Monday, the former Fox News anchor accused CNN’s Don Lemon of being biased.“CNN still pretends he is an objective news anchor (yeah, sure) while the msm recoils in horror at the bias of Fox/OANN, etc. Who do they think they’re kidding?” she tweeted, linking to an article about Lemon’s on-air frustration over President Donald Trump’s use of White House coronavirus pressers to lecture journalists. (In Kelly’s tweet “msm” refers to “mainstream media.”)Also Read: CNN's Don Lemon Cries Over Chris Cuomo's Coronavirus DiagnosisKelly has briefly resurfaced a few times over the past few months, usually to address issues of workplace sexual harassment. She trended briefly on Twitter Tuesday morning for the comments about Lemon, who anchors in primetime, just as she did when she was at Fox News. When she was at Fox News, “The Kelly File” aired at 9 p.m. ET, while Lemon’s “CNN Tonight” aired a 10 p.m. ET.Lemon is no stranger to headlines about his news delivery, especially when he has a personal connection to stories. Last week, he cried over colleague Chris Cuomo’s coronavirus diagnosis.A representative for Lemon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Kelly’s tweet, which you can see below.CNN still pretends he is an objective news anchor (yeah, sure) while the msm recoils in horror at the bias of Fox/OANN, etc. Who do they think they’re kidding? https://t.co/JwkhpTUvgs— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) April 7, 2020Read original story Megyn Kelly Attacks Don Lemon: ‘CNN Still Pretends He Is an Objective News Anchor’ At TheWrap
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Updated April 6 with “Duncanville” renewed for Season 2 by Fox.While broadcast networks are facing the very unprecedented problem of how to end their current seasons amid production shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, they’re also making their annual decisions about which TV series will return next season, which will come to an end and which new ones they’ll be ordering for inclusion on their Fall 2020 slates.Below is every scripted show that ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW have renewed or canceled so far, along with those still awaiting their fates. We’ve also included the new comedies and dramas that have been picked up, along with their descriptions.You can read our pilot guide to see what projects may soon be ordered to series here.Check back throughout the coming months for updates.Also Read: 'Superstore' Renewed for Season 6 at NBCNBC Renewed Series: “The Blacklist,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.” (entire “Chicago” franchise renewed for three more seasons each), “Law & Order: SVU” (renewed through Season 24), “New Amsterdam” (renewed for Seasons 3, 4 and 5), “Superstore,” “This Is Us” (renewed for Seasons 5 and 6)Canceled/Ending Series: “Blindspot,” “The Good Place,” “The InBetween,” “Sunnyside” (effectively canceled and moved to digital platforms for the remainder of its first season), “Will & Grace”Series Awaiting Decisions: “Bluff City Law” (ended after initial 10-episode run), “Council of Dads,” “Good Girls,” “Indebted,” “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector,” “Manifest,” “Perfect Harmony,” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”Newly Ordered Series: “The Kenan Show,” “Young Rock,” Untitled Tina Fey/Robert Carlock ComedyTHE KENAN SHOW Writer(s): Jackie Clarke Producer(s): Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer Director: Chris Rock Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video Logline: Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who “helps” in the most inappropriate ways. (Single camera) Cast: Kenan Thompson, Punam Patel, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett, Andy GarciaYOUNG ROCK Writer(s): Nahnatchka Khan, Jeff Chiang Producer(s): Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, Jennifer Carreras Studio: Universal Television, Seven Bucks Productions, Fierce Baby Productions Logline: Inspired by the formative years of Dwayne Johnson. (Single camera) Cast: Dwayne JohnsonUNTITLED TINA FEY/ROBERT CARLOCK COMEDY Writer(s): Tina Fey, Robert Carlock Producer(s): Jeff Richmond, David Miner, Eric Gurian Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Little Stranger Logline: A wealthy businessman runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff and connect with his teenage daughter, all while humanely controlling the coyote population. (Single camera) Cast: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Bobby MoynihanAlso Read: 'The Good Doctor' Renewed For Season 4 at ABCABC Renewed Series: “The Good Doctor,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19”Canceled/Ending Series: “Fresh Off the Boat,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Modern Family,” “Reef Break”Series Awaiting Decisions: “American Housewife,” “A Million Little Things,” “black-ish,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “Emergence,” “For Life,” “The Goldbergs,” “mixed-ish,” “The Rookie,” “Schooled,” “Single Parents,” “Stumptown”Series That Haven’t Premiered Yet: “The Baker & The Beauty,” “United We Fall”Newly Ordered Series: “The Big Sky”THE BIG SKY Writer(s): David E. Kelley Producer(s): Ross Fineman, C.J. Box Studio: A+E Studios, 20th Century Fox Television Logline: In this procedural thriller, private detective Cassie Dewell partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.Also Read: 'New Amsterdam' Renewed for 3 More Seasons by NBCFoxFox Renewed Series: “Bless the Harts,” “Duncanville,” “Family Guy,” “The Simpsons”Canceled/Ending Series: “Almost Family,” “BH90210,” “Deputy,” “Empire”Series Awaiting Decisions: “9-1-1,” “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Last Man Standing,” “Outmatched,” “Prodigal Son,” “The Resident,” “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage”Series That Haven’t Premiered Yet: “Filthy Rich,” “The Great North,” “neXt”Newly Ordered Series: “Housebroken”HOUSEBROKEN Writer(s): Clea DuVall, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan Producer(s): Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor Studio: Fox Entertainment, Kapital Entertainment, Bento Box Logline: Explores human dysfunction and neurosis through a group of neighborhood animals who live in the suburbs. (Animated) Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Clea DuVall, Sharon Horgan, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Tony Hale, Jason Mantzoukas, Sam Richardson, Bresha Webb, Greta LeeCBS Renewed Series: “Blood & Treasure,” “Evil,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon”Canceled/Ending Series: “Criminal Minds,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Madam Secretary”Series Awaiting Decisions: “All Rise,” “Blue Bloods,” “Bob Hearts Abishola,” “Broke,” “Bull,” “Carol’s Second Act,” “FBI,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” “God Friended Me,” “MacGyver,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Man With a Plan,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “The Neighborhood,” “SEAL Team,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Tommy,” “The Unicorn”Newly Ordered Series: N/AThe CW Renewed Series: “All American,” “Batwoman,” “Black Lightning,” “Burden of Truth,” “Charmed,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” “The Flash,” “In the Dark” (Season 2 has yet to premiere, renewed through Season 3), “Legacies,” “Nancy Drew,” “The Outpost,” “Pandora,” “Riverdale,” “Roswell, New Mexico” (Season 2 has yet to premiere, renewed through Season 3), “Supergirl”Canceled/Ending Series: “The 100,” “Arrow,” “Supernatural”Series Awaiting Decisions: “Katy Keene”Newly Ordered Series: “Superman & Lois,” “Walker”SUPERMAN & LOIS Writer(s): Todd Helbing Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns Studio: Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television Logline: Follows the world’s most famous Super Hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth TullocWALKER Writer(s): Anna Fricke Producer(s): Dan Lin, Lindsay Liberatore, Jared Padalecki Studio: CBS Television Studios, Rideback. Logline: A reimagining of the long-running series “Walker, Texas Ranger.” Centers on Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death. Cast: Jared PadaleckiRead original story Fall TV 2020: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered – So Far (Updating) At TheWrap
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“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace denounced U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams Sunday when the Trump appointee compared the coronavirus crisis to smoking and opioid usage.While governors of 42 U.S. states have issued stay-at-home orders for their residents to prevent the spread of the virus, Utah, Arkansas, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska and South Carolina — all with Republican governors — have held out, even as some have ordered non-essential businesses to close.Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the heads of the Trump Administration’s coronavirus task force, has spoken in favor of a national stay-at-home order, yet Trump has refused to issue one.Also Read: Coronavirus Diary: Squeezed Slowly to Stop the Pandemic“The coronavirus is not a state issue; it doesn’t follow or respect state borders. Dr. Fauci says he believes there should be a national stay-at-home order. Is he wrong?” Wallace asked Adams.TODAY: Dr. Jerome Adams on how the U.S. can most effectively combat the coronavirus. FNS FoxNews pic.twitter.com/Iv6nS9ZaVb— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) April 5, 2020After saying that even residents of states without a stay-at-home order are still following guidelines from the Center of Disease Control, Adams then compared the coronavirus crisis to smoking and opioid usage, saying that states have different laws on cigarettes and drugs and that “more people will die even in the worst projections from cigarette smoking in this country than are going to die from coronavirus this year.”Wallace challenged that comparison. “There’s a big difference between opioids and cigarettes, which are something that people decide to use or not to use, and the coronavirus, which people catch. It’s not an individual choice,” he responded.“And you know, when President Trump says that he is a wartime president, during World War II, FDR didn’t say, ‘Well, it’s up to each state to decide what to do.’ He mobilized the nation. Again, why not a national stay-at-home order? The coronavirus doesn’t recognize states’ rights, so does the federal analogy really work here?” Wallace pressed.Adams replied by saying that governors are “intensely protective of their right to be able to decide what’s best for their states,” but that he and federal public health officials would “do everything we can” to advise them.Watch the exchange between Wallace and Adams in the clip above.Read original story Fox News’ Chris Wallace Challenges Surgeon General for Downplaying Coronavirus Compared to Smoking, Opioid Deaths At TheWrap
Beatrice's mum Sarah Ferguson told Royal Central her wedding has been postponed.
The “stay-at-home” orders enacted across the U.S. in recent weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus have taken away Americans’ abilities to do many things. But one new pastime they’ve given us is analyzing the home decor of late-night hosts now broadcasting their shows from their respective homes.TheWrap had HGTV “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” designer Breegan Jane critique the broadcasted homes of Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien. She was impressed by a few — and not so much by others. Jane preferred the spaces that have clearly been “dressed” for TV.“It’s OK to set the stage a little bit,” she said. “I like the ‘A’ for effort.”Also Read: Alec Baldwin Asks Which 'Tonight Show: At Home Edition' Guest Has Been 'Most at Their Wits' End' (Video)Stephen Colbert Office: “There’s this beautiful warm wood credenza that’s this gorgeous piece. But then with the flat screen and the shiplap on the walls– each thing is not offensive, but when it’s together it just doesn’t look cohesive or like anyone’s taken that extra layer to really say, ‘What is this room?’ You know, if it’s a gentleman’s library, I would say lean into that gorgeous piece that you have there and let’s give this whole room like a theater, speakeasy vibe. And that can be easily achievable.”Patio: “The open pattern and the gray with the latticework on the white house — that’s beautiful, classic architecture that should feel warm and inviting, [but] he’s thrown like these bistro chairs in it.” Jane said she prefers to see “upholstered chairs and fabrics” to warm up his fire pit area.Garage: “His garage to me is super-organized and is a dream garage. It’s got tons of space and you see the car. … But I’m like, why beige? Why the rental beige on the walls? You’ve got these cool concrete floors, you’ve got these cool beams that you’ve highlighted in a modern way — and then beige is just– there’s nothing modern about that color tone.”Bathrooms: “I do like that he’s going with the more updated shiplap, you can tell his hardware’s nice. Designers are always gonna look at those sort of things.”“You can tell it’s a warm, luxurious bathroom, but then I look at the walls and I’m like, there’s just missed areas for art in this bathroom and his handles look too small and dinky for how beautiful his tub filler is. That’s a gorgeous bathroom. I just think people forget to do these little updates.”Also Read: Colbert Figures Out How to Make Coronavirus Quarantine Feel Like a Vacation, Literally (Video)James Corden “You can tell he curated a corner. That gives a lot of depth to what we’re seeing because you’re not staring at a flat wall. … And then he’s curated the space in a way that tells me a little bit about his personality, even though I know the corner of his house probably doesn’t look that way all the time. The red telephone and the leather suitcases, I think it speaks to that gentleman’s British vibe that he possesses.”Also Read: Trevor Noah Explains Why 'Tiger King' Subject Joe Exotic and Trump Are Basically the Same (Video)Trevor Noah “The decor behind him is one of my favorites in taste. I also just love the tonality of it. You can tell the piece behind him is really well-made based on the way the handles are, I like that he has an award there, I like the pop of the flowers, and then I’m like, ‘But are you at a folding table?’ The designer in me is just like ‘Throw a sheet over it! Anything!'”Jimmy Fallon Playroom: “I love how Jimmy Fallon keeps filming in his kids’ playroom. One of the things that I enjoy about that is how whimsical the room is. It looks like it’s a fun place, which is obviously his personality. But it has a very masculine tone for someone with two daughters.”“There’s so many beautiful pieces in there: He has that drum that’s sort of built into the wall, he has a gorgeous piano, you can even see the cabinetry…I don’t even know where this is from, but this fun black-and-red piece. But because there’s so many warm woods in this room, I feel like it looks very heavy. I would love to see him whitewash that and open it up and lean into the whimsy of each one of these pieces.”Kitchen (or perhaps craft room?): “He’s got this yellow antique storage bin, but I think there is an art to purposefully curating antique pieces. Some of that means that you have to be more cohesive in the background elements. And so there’s like one where [his kids] very cutely wrote ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on a piece of paper and I can so relate as a parent. And individually, I love all the pieces I’m seeing, but I’m like, I just want to go in there and re-hang everything and paint the walls. Because it’s all perfect, but I just want to curate it.”“Yeah, I think it’s like, Jimmy Fallon, do you live in a log cabin? Because I’m all about your room with the antique art and the theme of the birchwood wallpaper, but every single room kind of looks like you live in a cabin, you know?”(Noah also thought Fallon was staying in a cabin and ragged on his fellow late-night host’s home decor.)“He has some like great prints on couches that I commend him for, like, clients are not willing to go that bold. But then you can see there’s like another thing where he has a white couch and each pillow stands out and I think his house could use a lot more of that stylizing, where he’s got so many cool things going on, they’re getting lost.”Seth Meyers Hallway: “So in the hall, I love that he’s hung a large piece in the hallway on a white wall. I think that shows a level of sophistication. But that light piece, I just wish he would update the shade, or maybe even remove it to go into more of that romantic ironwork. And you can see peeking out to the right of them is like 1993 ironwork. It’s that classic yellowy wood with painted white spandrels and I’m like, ‘Oh, please just give me a can of paint!’ Because you can make that into that same personality of his lighted sconce by just giving it a dark personality. … That banister behind him is just screaming, ‘Paint me dark and make me cool and romantic.'” Bookshelf area: “In Meyers’ room, he has one with a bookshelf behind him and he made that funny comment about, ‘I was asked to get out of the hallway.’ … One of the easiest ways to make that background just a little bit more inviting is to color code all your books. Like, color-coordinating all of your books will suddenly make your entire bookshelf look so sophisticated.”“It’s probably a well-made bookshelf that doesn’t need to go, doesn’t need to be ripped out — but he could paint it to match the wall below so it’s more in 2020 and less dated. Or if he wants to go with that natural warm wood, then maybe put thatched wallpaper below it so it really brings out the texture of the wood. … And so design sometimes isn’t about redoing everything. I think everything’s just being scrutinized and everyone has this moment to really look at the corners of their home and go, ‘What would make this bookshelf happier?'”Unidentified corner: “I just think that works well. I know that’s not interior design as much as set design, but that’s a part of dressing your interiors. And like the lamp behind him, I just want to put it in that empty spot on the right of him. And I would love if he had a cool mug on the table. And nothing has changed, it’s just more curated.”Jimmy Kimmel Living room: “Oh, I love that people didn’t believe that was Kimmel’s house. … And it does present bizarre. I think his film quality is a little bit above some of the others and so it totally reads as a green screen. Look, I love a floral wallpaper, I’m all about the feminine touches and I like that it’s framing in this outdoor area. But if that sort of seated area below it was a nice, deep green velvet or a blush pink velvet, it would make that wallpaper work.”Office: “His office kills me, just because I’m like, ‘I just want to re-hang your pictures.’ Between the grain on his door, the wood behind him and then these pictures haphazard, I just want to help you re-hang a few pictures and you’d go leaps and bounds. … Obviously they are all very comfortable in their homes, but yes, as a designer I’m like, ‘Let me help you please!'”Conan O’Brien Patio: “I think his table is great and I love that outdoor with the shiplap. I think it is beautiful. But I wanted to take his wooden artwork above the fireplace and replace it with something like a beautiful mirror that would show off the grass that we can see in the reflection of the window.”Office: “I really enjoyed that he used the molding to frame in those pieces. So with everybody else, I was going nuts over how they framed things. I love that he actually used the moldings to frame in that guitar and to frame in the other frame. But … you couldn’t have just moved that little green handle out of the frame? OK, alright, alright. I just want to be there with him to help him set dress it.”“I want to commend them all for showing up their homes. Because it’s very vulnerable and I understand that vulnerability as an interior designer because my home is more judged than anybody’s. … A home is so much more than a perfectly curated art piece. … So I wanna say thank you for showing up, that you’re real humans and I like that layer of it and I enjoyed that.”The HGTV “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” reboot wraps up its season on Sunday at 8/7c. The season finale episode serves LAPD veteran Deon Joseph, his wife Tosha and their three sons. Jane and the crew refresh their Carson home into a “spa-like retreat.”Read original story Sorry, Jimmy Kimmel! ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ Designer Critiques Late-Night Hosts’ Decor At TheWrap
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A one-year-old baby is thought to have the coronavirus. Jess Mitchell thought her son Perran was teething when he began acting irritable and developed a “roaring temperature” on Mother's Day. Later on Sunday afternoon, his fever became “horrendous” like he was “on fire”. Credit: SWNS
As a treat for fans trapped at home during the coronavirus pandemic, WWE is making its WWE Network streaming service available for free for a limited time.Not every program is available for free, but can watch every WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series event, NXT TakeOver and NXT UK TakeOver, the “WWE 24” docuseries, “WWE Ruthless Aggression” and the “Monday Night War” series, as well as recent episodes of “Monday Night Raw” and “Friday Night SmackDown” and more.Next month’s two-part WrestleMania 36 will not be available to stream for free.Also Read: WWE Splits Audience-Free WrestleMania 36 Into Two Nights, Multiple LocationsWWE announced last week that WrestleMania 36 would be split into two nights in response to the pandemic, kicking off on Saturday, April 4 and wrapping up on its original evening, Sunday, April 5. The event will feature no live audiences and will be filmed in multiple locations. The event was scheduled to take place at Tampa Bay’s 65,000-seat Raymond James Stadium, but the event was moved to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando as a precaution.WrestleMania 36’s marquee matches include Drew McIntyre vs. Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns vs. Goldberg, Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch, The Undertaker vs. A.J. Styles, and John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt.Read original story WWE Network Is Free to Stream Amid Coronavirus Pandemic At TheWrap
(This article contains only the biggest spoilers from the March 15 episode of “The Walking Dead” on AMC)Since it’s based on a comic book, “The Walking Dead” doesn’t catch us completely off guard all that often. But it happened this week, in an episode that featured three major character deaths. But while the deaths were themselves a bit surprising, but what came after them, at the very end of the episode, was the real shocker.The first death, Gamma (Thora Birch), we didn’t see coming because, well, that character is original to the show, and so she had been a wild card the whole time. The second death, Earl Sutton (John Finn), was tragic, as we had already seen his wife and son die at different points last season. So now his whole family is just gone.And the third death we’ve been waiting for all year. While it happened later than it did in the comics, Alpha (Samantha Morton), finally met her fate this week when Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) cut her throat. This is more or less how her death happened in the books, except in the comics it was her murder that sparked the war. On the TV version of “The Walking Dead” she at least got to see a little bit of the war before going out.Also Read: 'Walking Dead': Everything You Need To Know About Eugene's Friend on the RadioThe big twist here, though, is not the change in the timing — it’s that Negan was not the lone wolf as he was in the comics. Instead, he apparently had been secretly working with Carol (Melissa McBride) as he infiltrated the Whisperers. Or at least it’s heavily implied that that’s the case, with Negan heading straight to a meetup with Carol after he took out Alpha.This is a wild direction to go, or at least that’s how it feels right now. I don’t know all the ramifications of this twist just yet — in the comics, Alpha’s death came in what felt like a moment of improvisation on Negan’s part, but this seems more like it’s part of some grand plan.What that grand plan might be is anyone’s guess, though, because it certainly hasn’t felt like Negan had been doing anything with any sort of intent since he joined up with the Whisperers, aside from clearly trying to keep her from slaughtering people — remember how he spared that mortally wounded Hilltopper from having to join the horde?So what’s he ultimately up to? Maybe he’s making a power play to become the new Alpha and end the war?Also Read: 'Walking Dead': Are We Finally Going to See Maggie Again This Season?Whatever the answer is, this is a nice turn for Carol, who has been having a really hard time since the Whisperers cut off her adopted son’s head last year. It’s good to see her taking the initiative and getting stuff done.This is, legitimately, an exciting and unexpected direction for “The Walking Dead” to take. And I can only hope the remainder of the season will pay off this twist as well as it deserves.Read original story ‘Walking Dead': Negan and Carol Did WHAT? At TheWrap
“The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” director Brian Knappenberger said producers kept a therapist on call during the production of the heartbreaking documentary about an eight-year-old boy who was tortured and abused by his mother and her boyfriend until he died from the torment.“We worked on this for almost two years. This was super emotional for everyone,” Knappenberger told TheWrap. “We actually had a therapist that was being offered to people — we had never done that on a production before. It was very emotional to go through, we spent time with interviews, we fact-checked everything. But everybody that went through this just felt like there was a purpose and it was a story we had to tell.”Based on in-depth reporting by LA Times journalist Garrett Therolf, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” chronicles how over eight months, Gabriel was subjected to horrific torture, which included regular beatings, being shot in the face with a BB gun, forced to eat cat litter, locked in a cupboard for hours, and pepper sprayed. The cruel nightmare ultimately ended when his mother and her boyfriend beat him to death in 2013.Also Read: 'Trials of Gabriel Fernandez': 9 Most Shocking Details About the Murder at Heart of Netflix DocumentaryBut even worse, the Department of Child and Family Services and law enforcement were called to the scene multiple times before Gabriel Fernandez’s death — and no action was taken. At one point, social workers even ordered Gabriel to stop lying, allowing his abusers to continue the torture until the horrific end.The Netflix documentary also delves deep into the trials of Pearl Fernandez, Gabriel’s mother, and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, as well as the charges brought against the four social workers assigned to Gabriel Fernandez’s case — something that had never happened before.Also Read: 'The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez': Journalist Behind Doc Series Sought Therapy While Reporting on Child's MurderBut in the end, while Aguirre was sentenced to death and Fernandez received life in prison without the possibility of parole, the social workers escaped punishment. Just last month, by a 2-1 decision, California’s second appeals court threw out the case on the grounds that prosecutors did not prove the social workers “had the requisite duty to control the abusers” and further concluded they “did not have care or custody of Gabriel.”Click here to read about the nine most shocking details highlighted in “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.”Read original story ‘Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ Director Says Production Had Therapist on Call At TheWrap
Amid a nationwide shutdown of movie theaters as part of the effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, Warner Bros. is speeding up the video on demand release of its superhero action-comedy “Birds of Prey.”The film, which stars Margot Robbie as DC Comics antihero Harley Quinn, will be available March 24 for both sale and rentals, a representative for Warner Bros. told TheWrap. Further details about the early VOD release, including platform and costs, are expected to be made public on Tuesday.The decision comes as yet another coronavirus-related blow to the theatrical industry over the last week. “Birds of Prey” is still under its theatrical release window, and exhibitors have long resisted early VOD which they see as an infringement on their business.But as Americans self-isolate and closures make any discussion of seeing films in theaters moot, studios have been getting in front of the expected ding to box office profits with early VOD releases and even the announcement of “day and date” for some of the spring’s biggest upcoming titles. Earlier Monday, Universal Pictures announced it will release its upcoming animated film “Trolls World Tour” day-and-date on video-on-demand April 10. And films already showing in theaters by the studio will be available for digital rental as early as this Friday.Also Read: Universal to Release 'Trolls World Tour' for Digital Rental on Same Day as Theatrical ReleaseUniversal’s two current Blumhouse releases, “The Invisible Man” and “The Hunt,” as well as Focus Features’ “Emma” will be available on a variety of on-demand services for a 48-hour rental period at a suggested retail price of $19.99. NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said in a statement that this decision was made to give moviegoers more options for home entertainment as officials recommend that the public avoid large gatherings to contain the spread of the coronavirus.Also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong, and Ewan McGregor, “Birds of Prey” follows Harley Quinn (Robbie) after her breakup with the Joker. After being pursued by her worst enemies, she teams up with an unlikely group of heroines to kill the bad guys — and get her personal life in order.Variety first reported the early release of “Birds of Prey.”Read original story ‘Birds of Prey’ to Get Early VOD Release Amid Coronavirus Theater Closures At TheWrap
“Cats” won the “honor” of the Worst Picture prize of 2019 from the Razzies, and John Travolta and Hilary Duff were deemed to have given the worst performances of the year.The Universal musical film “Cats” also picked up Razzies for Rebel Wilson for Worst Supporting Actress, James Corden for Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Director Tom Hooper and Worst Screenplay for Hooper and Lee Hall. The film also won for Worst Screen Combo for what the awards cattily described as “any two half-feline/half-human hairballs” from the film.Travolta won for both his work in “The Fanatic” and “Trading Paint,” and Duff won for her film “The Haunting of Sharon Tate,” in which she played the iconic ’60s starlet in a horror film.Also Read: Judi Dench Hasn't Seen 'Cats' - But She's Amused by Her Razzie Nom for Worst Supporting ActressSylvester Stallone’s (hopefully) final turn as Rambo in “Rambo: Last Blood” also picked up a pair of prizes for Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property.Eddie Murphy was snubbed at the Oscars themselves for his work in “Dolemite Is My Name,” but he beat out Adam Sandler for the Razzies’ Redeemer Award, which recognizes strong performances from past honorees of the Razzies.The 40th edition of the Razzie Awards was meant to be broadcast last Saturday, but the presentation was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Not only that, the awards generally take place the day before the Oscars but were delayed because the Academy Awards moved to early February for their earliest date on the awards calendar ever.The Razzies released a video announcing the winners, which you can see above. And the full list of Razzie Awards is below:WORST PICTURE“Cats”WORST ACTORJohn Travolta / “The Fanatic” & “Trading Paint”WORST ACTRESSHilary Duff / “The Haunting of Sharon Tate”WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESSRebel Wilson / “Cats”WORST SUPPORTING ACTORJames Corden / “Cats”WORST SCREEN COMBOAny Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs / “Cats”WORST SCREENPLAY“Cats” / Screenplay by Lee Hall and Tom HooperWORST DIRECTORTom Hooper / “Cats”WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL“Rambo: Last Blood”WORST RECKLESS DISREGARD for HUMAN LIFE and PUBLIC PROPERTY“Rambo: Last Blood”RAZZIE® REDEEMER AWARDEddie Murphy / “Dolemite Is My Name”Read original story ‘Cats’ Wins Razzie Award for Worst Picture, John Travolta Wins Worst Actor At TheWrap