Spotify is making its way to Hollywood. The company, known primarily as a music streaming service, has announced that it has partnered with Chernin Entertainment to turn its original podcasts into movies and TV shows. Spotify has signed a first-look deal with the studio, with the two already collaborating to adapt The Clearing.

As announced by Spotify, the company has entered into a multiyear first-look deal with Chernin. The two are already working with Pineapple Street Medi to develop the true-crime podcast The Clearing, though no additional details have been revealed at this time. Spotify Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff had this to say in a statement.

“At Spotify, we believe that the extraordinary growth of audio will continue to attract the world’s great creators and make podcasts a premier destination for original IP. As we continue to expand our content ambitions, we are thrilled

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The “Jerome” singer also participated in a pandemic-era round of Vogue’s “73 Questions” series, in which she had the cameraman sanitize his hands before entering her house.

Lizzo says the body positivity movement has become “commercialized.”

In an interview with Vogue for their October cover story, the Grammy winner, who often shares messages about body positivity and self-love with her fans, explained why she believes the movement is being appropriated in the media and how it can improve.

“It’s commercialized. Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about,” said Lizzo. “I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative.”

“What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it,” she continued. “Girls … Read more

Mandy Moore is going to be a mum!

The This Is Us star confirmed in an Instagram post on Thursday that she is expecting with her husband, Taylor Goldsmith.

“Baby Boy Goldsmith coming early 2021,” she captioned her post, revealing her growing baby bump.

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Moore and Goldsmith tied the knot in 2018 after two years of dating and one year of engagement. The singer, who recently released her seventh studio album Silver Landings, has been open about wanting to have children with Goldsmith in the past.

“He makes me melt. I can imagine no better partner,” Moore told Glamour in November 2018. “He’s going to be the most tremendous father. I view the past as a stepping-stone to get me where I am today. I would gladly weather all of that a million times over if it brought me to Taylor again.”

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He was thought to have drowned.

The mother of an Oklahoma boy believed to have drowned has issued a chilling warning after his real cause of death was revealed.

Nine-year-old Andrew Brady died on June 6, having fallen into the water after a day of boating with his family.

In a Facebook post late last month, his mother Cassandra Free revealed he had actually been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.

“This is the hardest post I will ever have to write, but this information needs to be shared,” she began.

She said news reports had claimed her youngest of three sons had fallen off the dock and drowned; but she knew from the moment it happened this was not the case — Andrew had grown up on the water and was a very strong swimmer, but had not even struggled after falling in.

After an autopsy, doctors found the boy’s … Read more

Legendary French singer Juliette Greco died Wednesday from a stroke near St. Tropez in France. She was 93.

Greco’s family confirmed the news of her death to AFP, writing, “Juliette Greco died this Wednesday surrounded by her family in the house she loved so much. Her life was one like no other. She was still making French songs shine at the age of 89.”

“I miss it terribly. My reason for living is to sing! To sing is everything, there is the body, the instinct, the head,” she told Telerama Magazine in an interview in July.

The singer was also known as a style icon and an artistic muse to photographers and writers. She dated Miles Davis, roamed the streets of St. Tropez with Orson Welles, and spurred Darryl F. Zanuck to try to lure her to Hollywood.

Greco was arrested with her sister by the Gestapo at age 16 … Read more