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"Better Call Saul" cast promise a wild ride for season five

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(LOS ANGELES) — Better Call Saul is almost back!

The AMC show, which is one of TVs most critically acclaimed dramas, returns Sunday night with the premiere of season five and it’s been a while! The fourth season of Better Call Saul ended in October 2018, and fans have been anxiously waiting to find out what’s going to happen next. 

Well, according to Rhea Seehorn, who portrays lawyer Kim Wexler, fans can expect a wild ride.

“Season 5 felt like right after you get over that top of that roller coaster, you’re going down to, like, whipping around,” she revealedto ABC Audio.

Seehorn also added that there would be “a lot of combustion, external and internal.”

Although fans will no doubt be delighted at Better Call Saul‘s return, it is bittersweet. The popular show will end in its sixth and final season. Don’t expect the cast to be able to offer up any clues as to how the series will end, though.

Giancarlo Esposito, who plays Gus Fring — the drug lord and fried chicken king — disclosed that he doesn’t think the writers even know how it will all go down.

What he does know, however, is that this season will be the “biggest season” with “the most action ever.”

Better Call Saul returns this Sunday, February 23, to AMC at 10 p.m. ET.

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Bethenny Frankel returns to television with new HBO Max series "The Big Shot with Bethenny"

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ABC/Matt Petit(LOS ANGELES) — It’s official! Bethenny Frankel is returning to screens with a new business competition series titled, The Big Shot with Bethenny.

“Did you miss me?” the former “Real Housewives of New York City” star tweeted on Wednesday. “I’m BACK… in my new show. It’s personal. It’s business… and EVERYTHING is my business.”

Frankel teamed up with HBO Max, which is scheduled to launch in May, to bring subscribers eight half-hour-long episodes.

The Big Shot with Bethenny will follow along as aspiring moguls compete for a chance to earn a seat on Frankel’s executive team. Only one will be left standing as they are weeded out through a series of real-life tasks and challenges to ultimately become the second-in-command to the Skinnygirl founder.

Frankel is an executive producer on The Big Shot with Bethenny alongside well-known reality producer Mark Burnett and MGM Television.

The reality star, who has a 9-year-old daughter, shared her excitement for the new venture in a statement.

“Aside from motherhood, what truly defines me as a person is being a driven, passionate and hard-working woman determined to make the impossible possible,” she said.

“My mantra is to come from a place of ‘yes’ and to find and create the solution. I am an executor of visions, and I share and impart that information to those who work with me. MGM has been neck-in-neck with me with ideas and their execution,” Frankel continued. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue my longstanding relationship with Mark Burnett on this series and pay this American Dream story forward.”

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Gigi Hadid was told she didn’t have a “runway body”

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ABC/Image Group LA(LONDON) — As if being a teenager wasn’t hard enough, imagine adding the stress of having your body criticized by some of the world’s top designers. That’s exactly what model Gigi Hadid had to endure when she started out her career and now she’s opening up about it.

In a candid interview for i-D’s Spring issue, the 24-year-old recalled what it was like when she received her first Paris casting by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

“He was the first designer that let me walk on a runway in Paris,” Gigi shared. “At the time I was still starting out in my career, I was coming out of high school, I still had my volleyball body. It was a body that I loved. I knew how hard I worked to have those muscles, to be curved in those places.”

“I kind of miss it now,” she continued. “At the time, people were hard on me and tried to say that I didn’t have a runway body.”

These days, the bonafide supermodel is featured in high profile campaigns and on runways all around the world — in sometimes very scant clothing – but she admitted that it was Gaultier who first gave her the opportunity to shine.

Gigi said, “For Jean Paul to have me at his last ready-to-wear show in 2015 – not only to have me, but also to put me in an outfit that didn’t cover a lot… like, there were still stylists or designers at that time who were putting me in their shows, but putting me something that really covered my body. And so for him to make me feel like he wanted me to shine in that way, it really meant a lot to me as a young model.”

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'Ordinary Love's' Lesley Manville lauds film's "honest portrayal" of marriage in sickness and in health

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Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in “Ordinary Love”; Aidan Monaghan/Bleecker Street(NEW YORK) — Oscar-nominated actress Lesley Manville stars opposite Liam Neeson in the emotional romantic drama, Ordinary Love.

The two play a long-married couple facing a new challenge when Manville’s character, Joan, gets diagnosed with breast cancer. Manville tells ABC Audio the film’s intimate portrayal of a lasting love through grief and illness has been resonating with audiences.

“I have been inundated with women who’ve been through this and medical people who are involved with curing people who are going through this, [and they] have said to me that they found the film completely uplifting and such an honest portrayal of what that journey is like,” she says. “And they’re very grateful for that. The film doesn’t sugarcoat it, doesn’t sentimentalize it.”

For Manville, the role was also a way to bring to the screen the story of middle-aged marriage — a rarity in Hollywood. The actress, who’s 63, says she’s seen a slow change in the industry when it comes to interesting roles for women over 40.

“I think it has been getting better for women of my age slowly over the last decade, and that’s thanks to a lot of great actresses who are 50 plus, 60 plus, even 70 plus who are still playing interesting women who are at the forefront of the story, not just the wife or the mother who’s in the background and serving the man,” Manville says. “There are films now that are made where the women are up front and it’s about them.”

Ordinary Love is in theaters now. Manville next appears in the Tony Kushner adaptation of the stage play The Visit at London’s Olivier Theatre.

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Drew Barrymore reveals weight struggles: "I have stood in my closet and just cried"

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Rich Fury/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Like a lot of women, Drew Barrymore has obsessed over her weight.

However, in a candid Instagram post Wednesday, the former Santa Clarita Diet star revealed that after years of beating herself up over her body, she’s finally found “that elusive B called BALANCE.”

Admitting that she’s “stood in my closet and just cried” while trying to pick out an outfit, she warned women — particularly new mothers — about comparing themselves to images of actresses on red carpets and magazine covers.

Looking good in public, she said, “takes so much.”

“If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too! However, it is hard to sustain and can take a lot of the joy out of life with food,” she wrote. “I have to eat just right and Work my ass off! I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury dough boy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls) So DON’T Be fooled by what you see when people are thin right after baby.”

Barrymore shared in her new post that becoming a mother gave her a new appreciation for her body, as the “single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them.” To stay in shape, she added, she works out with Marnie Alton, the founder of M/BODY barre studio in Los Angeles. And while her body isn’t perfect, she added, “It’s me.”

Barrymore, 45, is the mother of two daughters with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman: Olive and Frankie, who are seven and five, respectively.  

“It is a true miracle I was able to have these two girls,” Barrymore wrote. “So whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on!”

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