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SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 3rd July 2018 *Updated*



2nd July 2018

Fuller House - Season 4 - Virginia Williams Returning

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Now Apocalypse - Kevin Daniels & Avra Friedman to Recur in Starz Comedy

Sirens alum Kevin Daniels and Avra Friedman (Stop the Bleeding) are set for recurring roles opposite Avan Jogia, Kelli Bergland, Beau Mirchoff and Roxane Mesquida on Now Apocalypse, Starz’s upcoming original half-hour comedy series from creator/executive producer Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh.

Co-written by Araki, who also directs, and Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, Now Apocalypse is a 10-episode surreal, coming-of-age comedy that follows Ulysses (Jogia) and his friends Carly (Berglund), Ford (Mirchoff) and Severine (Mesquida), who are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame while navigating the strange and oftentimes bewildering city of Los Angeles.

Daniels will play Barnabas. He approaches Ford (Mirchoff), who’s diligently working on his screenplay in a coffee shop, and introduces himself as a producer who’d be interested in reading Ford’s script. Friedman will portray Magenta, a very committed but meek and untalented actress in Carly’s (Berglund) acting class.

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The Righteous Gemstones - Edi Patterson to Co-Star in HBO’s Televangelist Comedy

Edi Patterson is joining Danny McBride in his latest HBO comedy endeavor, TVLine has learned exclusively.

In Righteous Gemstones, McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest son and “heir to the throne” of a world-famous televangelist family “with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Patterson will play McBride’s onscreen sister Judy Gemstone, who resents her family for not giving her the same opportunities within the church as her siblings. Judy only wants an opportunity to stand on the stage with the rest of them on Sunday mornings.

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Last Man Standing - Season 7 - Molly Ephraim and Flynn Morrison Not Returning; Roles Being Recast

Two series regulars are departing “Last Man Standing” before the launch of its seventh season on Fox, Variety has confirmed.

Molly Ephraim and Flynn Morrison will not return for the show’s inaugural season on Fox. Ephraim played Mandy, one of Tim Allen’s character’s daughters, while Morrison played Boyd, his grandson. Both roles will be recast before the show returns in September.

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Star - Season 3 - Brandy Norwood Promoted to Series Regular

Carlotta will be seeing more of her sister Cassie in the upcoming season of Star. Brandy Norwood, who recurred on Season 2, has been promoted to series regular for Season 3 of the Fox music drama series.

Norwood plays Carlotta’s (Queen Latifah) sister Cassie Brown. Season three, will be a “War of the Brown Sisters” as they vie for control of the Atlanta music scene.

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The New Pope - John Malkovich to Star; Jude Law Returning in The Young Pope Spinoff

John Malkovich is set to star in The New Pope, Paolo Sorrentino’s follow-up to the critically praised The Young Pope limited series, with Jude Law returning following his star turn as tormented American pontiff Lenny Belardo in the first series. Production on The New Pope, from FremantleMedia-owned Wildside (The Young Pope) and Spain’s Mediapro, is set to begin in Italy in November.

Written by Sorrentino with his frequent Italian co-writer Umberto Contarello, who also served as co-writer on Young Pope, and Stefano Bises, The New Pope limited series also is set in the world of modern papacy. The New Pope, an original production of HBO-Sky, is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and co-produced by Mediapro. The series has been in the works since last year.

Producers are keeping mum on Law & Malkovich’s roles in The New Pope. There were questions at the conclusion of The Young Pope as to whether Law’s Lenny Belardo was alive or dead. In the final moments, when Lenny was delivering his sermon in Venice, he doubled-over in pain and a vision of the Virgin Mary appeared in the clouds. While The New Pope is a new series, it is expected to retain some elements of Young Pope.

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American Princess - Mimi Gianopulos, Helen Madelyn Kim, Tommy Dorfman & Erin Pineda to Recur in Lifetime Dramedy

Mimi Gianopulos (Baby Daddy), Helen Madelyn Kim (GLOW), Tommy Dorfman (13 Reasons Why) and Erin Pineda (Major Crimes) are set for recurring roles opposite Georgia Flood in American Princess, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann.

Created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), American Princess follows Amanda (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite who runs away from her own dream wedding when she realizes that the life she thought she wanted, wasn’t actually right after all. When she stumbles upon a Renaissance Faire, she experiences an unexpected awakening, leading her to leave everything she thought she cared about behind. While at the Faire, Amanda quickly develops new friendships, rivalries and romance that opens her eyes to new beginnings.

Gianopulos will play Morgan, Amanda’s dry and judgmental high school BFF. She is single and successful in her career as a branding consultant. Kim is Lexi, Korean-born, raised Jewish by her adoptive gay Jewish parents and one of Amanda’s besties. She is sweet, shallow and not the sharpest tool in the shed. Dorfman portrays Nick, Amanda’s gay bestie. Nick’s exquisite taste and sharp wit have solidified him as an influencer in the social media world. Pineda will play Helen, a Rennie with a crazy streak. She’s a hedonist and a wild woman who lives life to the fullest while traveling the Ren Faire circuit all year round.

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You & Good Girls - Lifetime Thriller & NBC Dramedy Moving Production to California

Just days after Gov. Jerry Brown inked an extension of California’s $330 million film and television tax incentive initiative to 2025, the program is welcoming Good Girls and You to the Golden State.

Pegging its progress in no small part to the rich pickings of plucking series from other jurisdiction to the home of Hollywood, the California Film Commission announced today that the Christian Hendricks’ co-starring NBC show and the yet to debut Greg Berlanti produced Lifetime show are coming to the state for their second seasons.

In fact, the proclamation from the CFC of the latest allocation awards is the first indication that the September 9 premiering You has been renewed for a Season 2. Interestingly, like Good Girls, which had its second season renewal made public back in early May, psychological thriller You has an international distribution deal with Netflix, which may have sweetened the pot for the state.

Moving from the lucrative tax credits of Georgia, Good Girls will receive $9.3 million under the incentive program. Shifting over from the very very lucrative Empire State, You is set to get $6.06 million from the Golden State.

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29th June 2018

Tell Me Your Secrets - Marque Richardson to Recur in TNT Thriller

Dear White People’s Marque Richardson has booked a recurring role opposite Lily Rabe in TNT’s thriller drama series Tell Me Your Secrets. Created and written by Harriet Warner (Call the Midwife) and produced by Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories and Turner’s Studio T, Tell Me Your Secrets revolves around a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: Emma (Rabe) is a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, John (Linklater) is a former serial predator desperate to find redemption, and Mary (Brenneman) is a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter, Theresa (Baker). As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator. Richardson will play Tom, an honest Louisiana cop who forms a close connection with Emma (Rabe).

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Snowfall - Season 2 - Alanna Ubach to Recur

Alanna Ubach (Coco, Meet the Fockers) is set for a recurring role on the second season of FX’s Snowfall, from creators John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. In the upcoming season, Snowfall continues its story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season 2 follows the ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence. Ubach plays Gabriella Elias, an educated, street-smart, wife and mother who is running the Chicano street gang La Fuerza while her shotcaller husband is in prison.

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MOVIES: Sonic The Hedgehog - Jim Carrey in Negotiations to Star in Live-Action Film as Villain

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s an intriguing combination: Jim Carrey and Sonic The Hedgehog. Sources said Carrey is negotiating to star in the Paramount film in the role of Robotnik, a villain in the live action/CGI adaptation of the hit Sega video game. Pic stars James Marsden and Tika Sumpter and is directed by Jeff Fowler. Neal Moritz, Mie Onishi and Tim Miller are producers. Pat Casey & Josh Miller wrote the script. Sonic must stop Dr. Eggman from completing his plans for world domination is basically the gist of this one.

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L.A. Confidential - Passed by CBS All Access

Efforts to find a new home for L.A. Confidential, originally developed for but passed over by CBS, have failed. The drama, based on the James Ellroy novel and subsequent feature film, had been eyed to land at CBS All Access, the subscription service from co-producers CBS Television Studios. However, following extended talks, a deal ultimately could not be reached.

Sources say Lionsgate TV, who produced the pilot alongside New Regency and CBS Television Studios, may have asked for a higher licensing fee than the SVOD home had expected. Others maintain that finances had little to do with it — given CBS All Access' financial commitment to Star Trek: Discovery and the franchise's other forthcoming series. What's more, CBS All Access already has period drama Strange Angel, which is set in the 1930s.




28th June 2018

MOVIES: Firestarter - Fatih Akin to Direct Stephen King Adaptation for Universal

Fatih Akin — the German director behind last year's Golden Globe winner In the Fade — will direct Firestarter for Universal and Blumhouse. 

The 1980 Stephen King book, which will be adapted by Scott Teems, follows a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon. 




Good Trouble - Michael Galante to Recur in The Fosters Spinoff

Michael Galante (Switched at Birth) is set for a recurring role in Good Trouble, Freeform’s The Fosters spinoff. Production has begun in Los Angeles for premiere in 2019. The series follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young-adult lives in Los Angeles. Galante will play Bryan. A sexy, gay man, Bryan lives in downtown LA and works as an event planner at the Standard Hotel.

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Future Man - Season 2 - Shaun Brown to Recur

The Great Indoors alum Shaun Brown has booked a recurring role on the second season of Hulu comedy series Future Man. Written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir and executive produced by Matt Tolmach, the high-concept comedy centers on Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson) a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humans after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion. Brown will play Hatchet, an integral member of a unique family group that Wolf (Derek Wilson) becomes apart of thanks to a case of mistaken identity.

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Demimonde - Bash Doran Tapped as Showrunner of HBO's Upcoming J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama

Jerusalem creator Bash Doran has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner of J.J. Abrams’ high-profile drama series Demimonde. It is part of a two-year overall deal the TV writer/playwright has signed with HBO.

Demimonde, an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama, comes from Warner Bros. TV, Abrams’ studio-based Bad Robot Prods. and HBO, which is co-producing. Doran will executive produce with Abrams and Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson.

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Now Apocalypse - RJ Mitte & Grace Victoria Cox to Recur in Starz Comedy

Breaking Bad alum RJ Mitte and Grace Victoria Cox (Under the Dome) are set for recurring roles opposite Avan Jogia, Kelli Bergland, Beau Mirchoff and Roxane Mesquida on Now Apocalypse, Starz’s upcoming original half-hour comedy series from creator/executive producer Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh.

Co-written by Araki, who also directs, and Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, Now Apocalypse is a 10-episode surreal, coming-of-age comedy that follows Ulysses (Jogia) and his friends Carly (Berglund), Ford (Mirchoff) and Severine (Mesquida), who are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame while navigating the strange and oftentimes bewildering city of Los Angeles.

Mitte will play Leif, a hot guy who becomes a temptation for Carly (Kelly Berglund) after she meets him by the pool in Palm Springs. Cox is Amber, Carly’s (Berglund) roommate, who complains to her about another disastrous Tinder date.

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Disenchantment - Teaser Promo + Premiere Date

Matt Groening takes us back. Way back. Disenchantment coming August 17th to Netflix.





27th June 2018

MOVIES: Jumanji 3 - Coming Christmastime 2019





Jessica Jones - Season 3 - Krysten Ritter to Make Directorial Debut


The next season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” will include an episode from a very notable director – none other than Krysten Ritter!

The star of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” will direct an episode of Season 3 of the Netflix series, which is now in production in New York City.

Said Ritter, “I am beyond thrilled to make my directorial debut on Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The entire crew and cast has become family to me, and I’m so appreciative of the opportunity to work with our incredible team in this new way. I am so grateful that Melissa Rosenberg, Jeph Loeb, Marvel, and Netflix entrusted me to take the reins.”

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S.W.A.T. - Season 2 - Patrick St. Esprit Promoted to Series Regular

Patrick St. Esprit, who heavily recurred in the first season of S.W.A.T., has been promoted to series regular for Season 2 of the CBS drama series.

St. Esprit plays Commander Robert Hicks, a senior LAPD official with the Special Operations Bureau. He appeared in 16 episodes in Season 1.

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MOVIES: Top Gun: Maverick - Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell and Miles Teller Revealed as Frontrunners for Key Role

Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell and Miles Teller are the frontrunners for a key role in Top Gun 2.

But the highly coveted role for the young men of Hollywood this time around is the son of Maverick’s wingman and best pal, Goose. Played by Anthony Edwards in the Tony Scott-directed original, the character provided an emotional spine to the movie when he is killed by accident and Maverick blames himself.

Producers — who include Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer and Skydance’s David Ellison — have been testing actors for several weeks, winnowing the list down to Hoult, Powell and Teller. Dylan O'Brien and Austin Butler were among those in the mix in a previous stage.




The Oath - Season 2 - Christina Milian, Leona Lewis & Zulay Henao Join Cast; Kevin Connolly to Guest in Multiple Episodes

GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTISTS CHRISTINA MILIAN AND LEONA LEWIS AND ACTRESS ZULAY HENAO JOIN SEASON TWO OF SONY CRACKLE ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES "THE OATH”

Kevin Connolly to Guest Star and Helm Multiple Episodes

Network Returns to San Juan for Production of Sophomore Season

Culver City, CA, June 26, 2018 -- Sony Crackle announced today that Grammy-nominated artists Christina Milian and Leona Lewis and actress Zulay Henao ("Meet the Blacks 2") will join the cast of season two of its original drama series "The Oath," from executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and his G-Unit Film and Television Inc. and creator/executive producer Joe Halpin. Additionally, actor and director Kevin Connolly will guest star and direct multiple episodes for the gritty drama series. Production for season two of "The Oath" has commenced in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

"The Oath" explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join. Only a select few make the cut - but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks. Season two of the action-packed drama finds the Ravens trying to free themselves from their debt to the cartel. The season will examine themes of family and redemption, giving the characters a chance to reclaim their lives as their own, pushing them to find a new path and attempting to conquer their inner demons - all while trying to protect their own lives in the process.

Christina Milian joins as series regular Christine Parks, a second-generation Raven (her father was one of the gang's original founders) and Kraley's partner. She grew up admiring her dad and wants to follow in his footsteps. Milian is represented by WME, Link Entertainment, Milian Management, and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher.

Leona Lewis recurs as Amber Hall, daughter of Pastor Greg, who grew up surrounded by the violence in her neighborhood. Presently, she works as a doctor at the local hospital, doing what she can for those in the community that look up to both her and her father. Leona is represented by CAA.

Zulay Henao recurs as Carmen Velasquez, the older sister of Ricardo and daughter of Ignacio who, after living most of her life surrounded by violence, is trying to move the family toward a legitimate business. Zulay is represented by Gladys Gonzalez of John Carrabino Management, APA and attorney Rick Genow.

Kevin Connolly guest stars as James Hoke, a former radio car partner to Karen Beach (Katrina Law), who now works in Internal Affairs, and brings some troubling news to her and the Ravens' attention.

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26th June 2018

Tell Me Your Secrets - Stella Baker Joins TNT Thriller

Newcomer Stella Baker is set as a series regular opposite Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman and Hamish Linklater in TNT’s thriller drama series Tell Me Your Secrets (fka Deadlier Than The Male).

Created and written by Harriet Warner (Call the Midwife), Tell Me Your Secrets, produced by Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories and Turner’s Studio T, is described as an intense, morally complex thriller. It revolves around a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: Emma (Rabe) is a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, John (Linklater) is a former serial predator desperate to find redemption, and Mary (Brenneman) is a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter, Theresa (Baker). As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator. Xavier Samuel, Enrique Murciano, Chiara Aurelia, Ashley Madekwe and Bryant Tardy co-star.

Baker’s Theresa Barlow is a champion swimmer with a glorious future ahead of her until she disappears at the hands of a serial killer. She appears as an increasingly haunting presence – manifesting in visions to her mother during the season and driving her distraught, obsessed mother to increasing lengths in the search she can’t give up on.

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Erase - Callie Thorne to Co-Star in USA Network Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: It’s a Rescue Me reunion: Callie Thorne has been tapped to co-star opposite Denis Leary in Erase, USA Network’s crime thriller-with-a-twist drama pilot. 

Created by Leary and Alex Cary, Erase is the story of Donal O’Neal (Leary), a dirty ex-cop who decides to do the right thing and bring down his complicit superior officers. In this gritty crime thriller, laced with elements of black comedy, Donal races against time to repair the damage he’s done to his estranged family while trying to avoid being killed by his enemies.

Thorne will play Donna O’Neal, Donal’s first love,  ex-wife and mother of his children. A woman of strong backbone and incorruptible moral compass whose strength and Achilles’ heel is her compassion.

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The Romanoffs - Hera Hilmar to Guest in Amazon Anthology

EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic actress Hera Hilmar, who will next be seen leading the Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines, has joined the slate of guest stars for Amazon’s The Romanoffs. The anthology series is Matthew Weiner’s followup to his Emmy-winning Mad Men and is set to debut this year on Amazon Prime. Hilmar is playing Ondine, an elegant figure capable of malice, in the episode entitled “The One That Holds Everything.”

Created, written, directed and exec produced by Weiner, The Romanoffs is set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. The cast includes Diane Lane, Aaron Eckhart, Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, JJ Feild, Janet Montgomery and Paul Reiser.

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Messiah - Beau Bridges & Philip Baker Hall to Recur in Netflix Series

Beau Bridges and Philip Baker Hall are set to recur on Messiah, the upcoming drama series from executive producers Michael Petroni, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, James McTeigue and Andrew Deane.

Created by Michael Petroni (The Book Thief), Messiah is described as a 21st century political thriller that chronicles the world’s reaction to a man, Al-Masih (Dehbi), who emerges from the Middle East claiming he is sent from God and creates a groundswell of followers. Is he what they say he is or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order, causing civil havoc as he beguiles the world’s media and its audience? At its core, Messiah is a series that challenges us to examine what we believe and who we are.

Three-time Emmy winner Bridges will play Edmund DeGuilles, a charming televangelist with a large following and an even greater net worth. He’s the protective father of Anna Iguero (Melinda Page Hamilton), who gets drawn into the world of al-Masih through his son-in-law Felix.

Hall is set as Zelman Katz, a former CIA asset and the widowed loving father of Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan). Now retired, he is starting to have second thoughts about the life he has led and how he has raised his daughter.

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Fuller House - Season 4 - Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner & Lainie Kazan to Guest

In the episode, which tapes this week, D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber) mix things up by planning a girls night out — only to discover they’ve accidentally booked themselves on a senior citizens dinner cruise.

Naturally, the ladies encounter a colorful assortment of characters on board, including a pair of ex spouses played by Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner, TVLine has learned exclusively. The former owners of a detective agency, James (Majors) and Millie (Wagner) enjoy their newfound love/hate relationship almost as much as Millie adores expensive diamond jewelry. True TV historians will recall that Wagner appeared on Majors’ ’70s action drama The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978) before receiving her own spinoff series titled The Bionic Woman (1976–1978).

Additionally, Lainie Kazan (The Nanny), who recently popped up on the premiere of Freeform’s Young & Hungry, will play a dinner guest named Irma, described as an energetic social butterfly with a flair for the dramatic.

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Raising Dion - Jazmyn Simon Joins Netflix Series

Jazmyn Simon (Ballers) is set as a series regular opposite Jason Ritter and Michael B. Jordan in Netflix’s straight-to-series hourlong sci-fi family drama Raising Dion. The series is based on commercial and music video director Dennis Liu’s short film about an African-American single mother who discovers her young son has multiple, constantly changing abilities.

Simon will play Kat, a surgical resident and Nicole’s sister. Easy to say, she’s the one that has her life together, and can’t help but correct Nicole on her life and parenting. All in all, she’s a wonderful and supportive aunt and sister, but has a hard time biting her tongue as she watches her sister make mistakes.

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