Could Mayans M.C.’s New Sons Of Anarchy Character Show Up More In Season 2?

Spoilers below for the Mayans M.C. season finale, so be sure to watch before reading on.

Fans expected FX’s Mayans M.C. to features important tie-ins with Kurt Sutter’s original series Sons of Anarchy, but the Season 1 finale went next-level in connecting the two shows. Beyond looping SAMCRO into the Reyes matriarch’s death, “Cuervo/Tz’ikb’uul” also introduced a new S.O.A. club prospect named Hallorann. The beer-seeking character was played by Ray Nicholson, son of Hollywood icon Jack Nicholson. Such star status should cement his place in Season 2, right? According to Kurt Sutter, signs point to yes.

The reason why Kurt Sutter uses “would” instead of “will” is presumably because Season 2’s narrative hasn’t been set in stone just yet. Speaking with EW, Kurt Sutter says that Ray Nicholson’s Hallorann would be around in Season 2 presuming the Mayans club will continue to work with Charming’s Sons of Anarchy. So mark this under “likely to happen, but in no certain terms.”

As part of the Mayans’ deal with the Galindo cartel, SAMCRO will be overseeing one leg of the drug-running process. Logic would dictate the Sons being around in a big way because of that deal, right? Perhaps not so much, and it’s all because of Hallorann’s connection with David Labrava’s Sons of Anarchy fan favorite Happy Lowman.

Viewers learned in the finale that Happy was responsible for killing E.Z. and Angel’s mom, so he’s the one the younger Reyes sibling has been tracking all season. It was while chasing Happy down that E.Z. was called out to by the cop that he impulsively pulled the trigger on, sending him to prison. As such, there are no guarantees that E.Z. or Angel will want anything to do with Happy or Hallorann in Season 2.

Son of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard, Ray Nicholson landed the Mayans M.C. gig because of his own connection with Kurt Sutter. And the way the co-creator puts it, the experience might have been an overwhelming one for the burgeoning actor.

Even there, Kurt Sutter didn’t quite seem to be solidifying any assertions that Ray Nicholson’s SAMCRO prospect will be present and accounted for in Season 2. Maybe that’s just Sutter’s way of keeping us on our toes when thinking about how E.Z. is going to handle his new look on life.

Having just chosen to remain a Mayan by finding a new sponsor, E.Z. either has to completely ignore the Happy situation, or figure out a way to take care of it in the most clandestine way possible. Which, for all intents and purposes, could mean he’d need to find out some personal information about Happy from a certain curly-haired SAMCRO hopeful.

As one of the more popular new cable shows of 2018, Mayans M.C. will be the subject of much discussion as Kurt Sutter and showrunner Elgin James mold Season 2 into shape. While waiting to hear about when the FX hit will return, familiarize yourself with the rest of the fall TV premiere schedule to find more bangs for your buck.

Natalie Portman Thought Black Swan Was A Docudrama While She Was Making It

As far as contemporary directors go, there are few as stylized and intense as Darren Aronofsky. The 49 year old filmmaker and writer often focuses on a mixture of the surreal and gritty psychological turmoil, and has seen same major success for his efforts. While mother! fell flat and was met with some umbrage over controversial scenes in the third act, Oscar bait movies like The Wrestler and Black Swan are modern classics.

The latter starred Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, and focused on professional dancers at the New York Ballet Company. The movie balances grounded scenes with full blown moments of horror, earning Natalie Portman an Oscar for Best Actress in the process. But Portman herself didn’t even know the film’s true tone, as she recently revealed in an interview:

Despite spending months training for and filming Black Swan, it appears that Natalie Portman was still in the dark about aspects of the acclaimed thriller. Namely, that it was even a thriller at all. Because she was expecting a far less horrifying venture into the world of professional ballet.

Natalie Portman’s comments to Vanity Fair are sure to surprise fans and cinephiles alike, especially as Black Swan ended up being such a major moment in the actress’ long career. The prep and work involved was a major part of the movie’s narrative leading up to the Oscars, as Portman reportedly trained for six months in order to play Nina, and transform her body into that of a dancer’s.

Add on the exhausting nature of filming, and the intense ballet training she had to do, and you’d think Natalie Portman would know about as much as Darren Aronofsky about Black Swan. But she didn’t, as Aronofsky had a specific dark vision in mind which she simply wasn’t privy to. It all paid off in the end, as Black Swan is a fascinating mixture of psychological horror and very “real” scenes within the ballet company.

Hearing more about Darren Aronofsky’s process, one has to wonder how it all went down with mother! Cinephiles assume Aronofsky would do it again with 2007’s allegory, but it ended up being panned but critics and being a box office failure. That film had an even more specific vision than Black Swan, so how much did the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, and Michelle Pfeiffer know about the project?

Darren Aronofsky doesn’t have any directing gigs coming down the line, but CinemaBlend will keep you updated on his career as information becomes public. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

How Outlaw King Stands Apart From Braveheart, According To The Stars And Director

Netflix’s upcoming Outlaw King, which hits the streaming service and select theaters on November 9, has drawn inevitable comparisons to Mel Gibson‘s Braveheart because both films deal with the Scottish Wars of Independence. But while the two films are set in the same historical period, these are two very different movies. For star Chris Pine, who plays Robert the Bruce in the film, Outlaw King stands apart from Braveheart by telling a less romanticized story, as he explained to CinemaBlend:

According to Chris Pine, the biggest difference seems to come down to the way these respective films tell their stories. He highlights how Braveheart has all the hallmarks of a classic Hollywood epic with rousing music and a good guy hero you can root for. The good guys are the good guys, and the bad guys are the bad guys, and you can watch William Wallace (Mel Gibson) make a stirring speech and then cheer when he and his army kill a bunch of guys.

Outlaw King apparently sets itself apart in this respect by not going for the cheap pop. Chris Pine told CinemaBlend during a recent press event in Scotland that director David Mackenzie doesn’t like schmaltz and indicates that this film will not be so morally black and white. Outlaw King isn’t going to tell you how to feel, it’s going to make you work for it and decide yourself.

Chris Pine also mentioned that he wants the audience to feel “exhausted” by the end of Outlaw King. I take his comments to mean that the Netflix film is very gritty and bloody and more representative of the real horrors of war. Considering that Braveheart was far from a PG movie, that’s saying something.

During his exclusive interview with the cast in Scotland, CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg also had the pleasure of speaking with Outlaw King‘s director David Mackenzie, who offered his take on the two films:

On its surface, Outlaw King could be considered a spiritual sequel to Braveheart in that it follows Robert the Bruce while Braveheart followed William Wallace. The two figures appear in both films, but the stories each film is telling are different. It seems like Outlaw King may also be a bit more accurate historically than the Best Picture winner was.

David Mackenzie also speaks to the cinematic style being different and that’s something Chris Pine also touched on, indicating that this film will feel a bit more modern. That should give Outlaw King a different look and feel than its predecessor. Just from the trailers you can tell that Outlaw King is not a remake of Braveheart or an imitation. It is telling a very different story in a different way and perhaps these two will still make for a fun (and long) double feature.

You can check out Eric’s interview with David Mackenzie, Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the video below.

Outlaw King begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, November 9th. Check out our Netflix premiere guide for everything else coming to the streaming service the rest of this year.

Rian Johnson Is Still Defending Luke Skywalker In The Last Jedi

It’s been nearly a year since Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out and Rian Johnson is still fielding critical responses to the way the movie handled Luke Skywalker. A recent conversation among both sides of the Last Jed debate on Twitter tagged the director at one point in the conversation, which is likely why he decided to put his own two cents in response to the idea that Johnson’s script marked a serious change in the character of Luke Skywalker. Johnson said…

Hot take: Luke is in fact 100% consistent with his character (not the way he’s described in marketing blurbs, but his actual, based-on-his-words-and-actions character) from the OT. I’ll be at the bar if you need me.

Rian Johnson clearly feels that he didn’t do anything particularly radical with Luke Skywalker’s character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While Luke Skywalker may be portrayed in very simple terms as a perfectly noble hero sometimes, Johnson sees Luke as much more nuanced than that, and he wrote the character accordingly.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been a divisive film, to say the least. While many loved the newest entry in the Star Wars saga and view it as one of the best in the franchise, others have quite the opposite opinion. While the detractors have different reasons for the opinion, most of the frustration seems to be focused on the character of Luke Skywalker. Many seemed to think that Luke Skywalker’s moment of weakness that led to him nearly killing his own nephew, and his subsequent self-exile, was out of character, but Johnson claims that quite the opposite is true.

The Twitter conversation started following the news that J.J. Abrams has been tasked with some sort of course correction regarding the Star Wars franchise as the director of Episode IX. Of course, the original report that made that claim made no comments about the plot or characters of The Last Jedi being the reason for this and only mentioned the disappointing box office of Solo: A Star Wars Story as something that needed to be corrected.

Besides, it’s highly unlikely that J.J. Abrams is even a little bit interested in trying to make his new movie some sort of Star Wars damage control. It’s been reported that Abrams thought the script of The Last Jedi was so good that it made The Force Awakens director wish he was directing Episode VIII. It was, after all, Abrams who exiled Luke Skywalker to an island for an extended period of time, not Rian Johnson.

Nothing here is really anything we haven’t heard before, and Rian Johnson has certainly heard it all too. He’s had to defend every decision he made in the film, from the humor to the Canto Bight subplot to the use of Force projection as a Jedi power.

Rian Johnson has explained himself before, and he likely will again. It’s clear that at this point, no explanation will do. Those who only want to see Luke Skywalker’s nobility as the hero from the original trilogy that they grew up with will accept nothing less now.

At the same time, nobody will convince Rian Johnson that he was wrong. He has already gone on record that the backlash hasn’t changed his opinions.

There’s nothing I’ve read or seen that’s made me think, ‘Oh god, I did kind of mess that up, I would’ve done that differently if I could go back.’ I still genuinely believe in all the decisions I’ve made.

Of course, fans weren’t the only ones who had some serious questions about how Luke Skywalker was handled in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Mark Hamill himself made some very public comments that he didn’t like the idea of Luke Skywalker “giving up” either. Fans who agree have often pointed to such comments as proof that Johnson made a mistake, as the actor who played the character before should surely know him best. However, Hamill has ultimately come to Johnson’s defense saying that he found playing Luke in The Last Jed to be a “thrilling experience.”

And Luke Skywalker was far from the only thing that people took issue with. Many found the reveal that Rey’s parents were nobody of consequence to be anti-climactic. Because Star Wars: The Force Awakens used Rey’s parentage as one of J.J. Abrams mystery box moments, many fans assumed that meant the reveal would be something much bigger.

The same was true of Supreme Leader Snoke. The character was killed off by Kylo Ren, a moment that pushed Ben Solo into the position of being the true antagonist that needed to be overcome, without revealing details many in the audience were waiting on, even though, one could argue, those details simply aren’t important to the story at hand.

What’s clear is that Star Wars means a great deal to a lot of people. It’s a 40-year-old franchise that many have been fans of for their entire lives. It’s important to them, so when they see something that’s perceived as wrong, they react strongly. Rian Johnson understands this as well. While he may not second-guess any of decisions, the director has said that he completely understands where the strong feelings are coming from.

But it’s because they care about these things, and it hurts when you’re expecting something specific and you don’t get it from something that you love. It always hurts, so I don’t take it personally if a fan reacts negatively and lashes out on me on Twitter. That’s fine. It’s my job to be there for that. Like you said, every fan has a list of stuff they want a Star Wars movie to be and they don’t want a Star Wars movie to be. You’re going to find very few fans out there whose lists line up.

This debate certainly won’t be ending anytime soon. Even if J.J. Abrams successfully makes a Star Wars Episode IX that the entire world embraces, which is unlikely, there will still be those who feel The Last Jedi was wrong. Whatever you think of Luke Skywalker’s character in Episode VIII it seems that one way or another, Mark Hamill will be back one last time, so maybe he’ll somehow be able to make everybody happy.

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How NBC’s Sunday Night Football Is Doing In The Ratings

The NFL has had some light struggles with declining viewership over the past couple of years, but it looks as though people are tuning back into football. At least, that’s the case with NBC’s Sunday Night Football which has recovered from the viewership slump it saw in 2017. Now, more folks than ever seem to be waiting all day for Sunday night as the program’s midseason has posted its highest viewership numbers since 2015.

Sunday Night Football‘s viewership average for the 2018-2019 NFL season thus far averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 19.7 million viewers. That’s an 8% increase from 2017’s average, and enough to put it on pace for the best season its had since the record-setting 2015 season. Sunday Night Football remains the number 1 show in primetime for its seventh consecutive year, which is a record.

Those numbers were undoubtedly helped by Sunday Night Football‘s recent matchup between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots. The prospect of quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady in primetime was enough to compel 24.1 million viewers to tune in. The game set a record as the most-watched Week 9 game of Sunday Night Football‘s 13-year run on NBC and was a 66% increase in viewership from last year’s Week 9 game.

It wasn’t the first time Sunday Night Football has pulled in an audience of 20 million plus either. The program has achieved that with 4 games this season, which is impressive as it’s the only primetime show on any network to pull in those kinds of numbers. Furthermore, every game this season has delivered a stronger viewership than its comparable game in the 2017 season, which appears to mean viewers are returning to Sunday Night Football.

Football Night In America, the companion series to Sunday Night Football, is also doing rather well in terms of viewership. Its average is a more modest 7.2 million viewers, which is still enough to keep it as the most-watched weekly studio show in sports. That’s not quite as well as Sunday Night Football is doing, but completely understandable considering they’re essentially the pre-game squad for those tuning into the game early at home.

There’s no telling if Sunday Night Football will keep its pace as the season continues, although it appears it has a shot with the NFL flexing a key matchup to its time slot. The game on Sunday, November 18 will feature the NFC North’s top two teams, the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, in a primetime showdown. It’s one of a handful of other exciting games on the schedule, which could mean more 20 million-plus viewership nights for the program.

Sunday Night Football airs on NBC Sundays starting at 8:20 p.m. ET. For a look at what other shows are appearing on television this fall, be sure to visit and bookmark CinemaBlend’s handy fall premiere guide.

Taron Egerton Isn’t Appearing In The Next Kingsman Movie

While not as well-received as Kingsman: The Secret Service, last year’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle still did quite well for itself in the box office, and back in June, it was announced that the franchise will continue through various projects. However, in case you were looking forward to Eggsy jumping back into action next on the big screen, Taron Egerton has revealed that he will not appear in the forthcoming Kingsman movie. Egerton said:

Taron Egerton revealed this Kingsman update during his interview with Yahoo about his latest movie, Robin Hood. Judging by the actor’s comment, it sounds like he’s referring not to the unofficially-classified Kingsman 3, i.e. a direct sequel to Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but the World War I-set prequel movie that’s also in development.

Robert Downey Jr. Factored Into Chris Pratt Being Cast As Star-Lord

However you may feel about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s one thing about the franchise that can’t be denied: it plays the long game, and not just with what we see on camera. Taking into account the future also factors into casting. For instance, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that one of the reasons Chris Pratt was cast as Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, in Guardians of the Galaxy was because they thought he would perform well opposite Robert Downey Jr. someday. In Feige’s words:

We always cast for the movie we’re making, but we also have an eye on the future. So when we were casting Chris Pratt, we needed the best Star-Lord, but at the same time, we said, ‘We need somebody who one day might go toe to toe with Robert Downey Jr.’ On the very first day of Avengers: Infinity War there was Robert, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and it was pretty amazing! There have been a handful of times in our ten years here at Marvel Studios where we have had to just stop for a second and pinch ourselves. That was one of those moments.

In its 10 years of existence (thus far), the MCU has recruited a lot of notable actors, some of whom have been propelled to stardom thanks to their performance(s) in the franchise (I’m looking at you, Chris Hemsworth). But Robert Downey Jr. definitely functions as the MCU’s anchor, having performed Iron Man nine times, soon to be ten. So it’s no wonder that Kevin Feige and the other Marvel brass took into account how other starring actors would do alongside him.

Enter Chris Pratt, who before joining Guardians of the Galaxy was best known for playing Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and had appeared in movies like Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty, but was nowhere near a blockbuster star. Before Pratt, actors like Joel Edgerton and Eddie Redmayne had tested for Peter Quill, but Pratt scored the role in February 2013, and like the other starring MCU actors, signed a multi-picture deal. No doubt there were numerous reasons why Pratt was deemed the right man to portray Star-Lord, but as Kevin Feige mentioned in the Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years book (via Comicbook.com), a big one was that they knew one day he’d be a good foil for Robert Downey Jr. in the coming years.

Marvel didn’t announce its Phase 3 film slate until October 2014, so while some Marvel Comics fans were predicting that the MCU’s Thanos would seek out the six Infinity Stones like his comic book counterpart, the public didn’t know that Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II (later changed to Avengers: Infinity War and the still-untitled Avengers 4) were on the way. But the creative minds at Marvel certainly did, and even though the Guardians of the Galaxy movies are among the more self-contained entries within the MCU, Kevin Feige and his ilk knew that the Guardians would eventually cross paths with some of the MCU’s Earthbound heroes, like Iron Man.

That moment finally arrived this past May, as Avengers: Infinity War saw Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, who flew away from Earth on Ebony Maw’s ship, meeting Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Mantis and later Nebula on Titan, Thanos’ dead homeworld. While the Avengers and Guardians both work to protect the innocent, the teams definitely have clashing methods and personalities, and Iron Man was especially exasperated by his interactions with the Guardians.

I can’t say I blame Tony for getting so easily annoyed. While he was focused and doing his best to plan how to defeat Thanos, Star-Lord and the other Guardians took a more relaxed and practically bored approach to the coming battle. Star-Lord in particular kept getting on Iron Man nerves, from responding that he’s from Missouri when asked if he hailed from Earth (even though Missouri’s on Earth) to telling Iron Man that his plan actually sucked, as seen in the below clip.

Fortunately, eventually all the heroes on Titan coalesced like Iron Man wanted, and they nearly succeeded in removing the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos’ hand. Unfortunately, after Star-Lord became enraged upon learning Thanos killed Gamora and started attacking the Mad Titan while he was subdued, everything went to hell. Once Doctor Strange gave up the Time Stone in exchange for Iron Man being kept alive, that was officially marked their defeat. By the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Star-Lord, Drax, Mantis, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange were turned to dust, leaving Iron Man and Nebula as the only survivors on Titan.

That said, the story isn’t over yet. Next year, Avengers 4 will show the surviving MCU heroes banding together to undo Thanos’ genocide. How that will be accomplished is still shrouded in mystery, but by the end of the story, it’s expected that most, if not all of the heroes who disappeared after Thanos’ snap will be brought back to life. Keeping that in mind, perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to have another hilarious back-and-forth between Star-Lord and Iron Man during the movie.

While nothing is 100% confirmed yet, it’s looking like Avengers 4 will make Robert Downey Jr’s departure from the MCU, so there’s one more opportunity for Iron Man to leave a memorable impact on this franchise. As for Chris Pratt’s MCU future beyond Avengers 4, he’s expected to return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but with that on indefinite hold following James Gunn’s firing, who knows when we’ll get to see Star-Lord and the gang in the threequel.

The MCU continues on March 8, 2019 with the release of Captain Marvel, and two months later, Avengers 4 will wrap up Phase 3 with a bang. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage, and don’t forget to look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what else is in development for the franchise. You can also browse through our 2018 and 2019 release schedules to figure out what non-Marvel movies are coming out over the next year.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Loves Those Biting Grinch Billboards

Living in the big city isn’t without its downsides, from the nightmarish traffic of L.A. freeways to the stereotype of ruthlessly rude New Yorkers. This holiday season, metropolitan residents have been getting a taste of the mean green one himself. Billboards have been popping up all over promoting The Grinch with some clever jabs at onlookers such as “Oh, you’re trying to make it in Hollywood? Let me know how that goes” and “Stop moving to Los Angeles, it’s full.” What does the animated film’s star, Benedict Cumberbatch, think of the marketing campaign? Here’s what he said:

While no one likes a sourpuss, the entertaining bad attitude of the Grinch has made the character a beloved one since Dr. Seuss introduced him in the late ’50s. The billboards bring him into 21st century daily city life, bringing unsuspected laughter to people making their way through city streets.

Grinch pokes fun at the crowd of aspiring actors in Hollywood with “Hope you don’t miss that audition” and the dire amount of cars with “Good luck finding parking.” It’s an impressive way to get people talking about the movie and buzzing about it on social media, such as these. Benedict Cumberbatch continued his praised for the billboards to Entertainment Weekly with the following:

While the animated iteration of The Grinch might have adults sizing up the film as a children’s movie, these billboards take the comedy of the fuzzy green villain to an adult audience and appeal to them nicely. Like any marketing strategy, it was created in hopes to bring in more audiences to see The Grinch, now with more word of mouth due to these hilarious posters all over.

The Grinch already has a lot going for it that will also likely contribute to its success. The incredible voice of Benedict Cumberbatch is behind the character this time around, for one. The character is also part of a long holiday tradition that also propelled Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas into a holiday movie classic in 2000. Early tracking puts the film at a strong $50 to $60 million weekend opening, ahead of its weekend competition The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Overlord.

The Grinch comes to theaters on November 9, among a line-up of other holiday releases hitting theaters in 2018’s final months.

Apple Music Had People Convinced Ariana Grande Was Dating A Girl Named Aubrey

Do you ever listen to a song and hear something you’re not supposed to hear? For instance, have you listened to Elton John‘s “Tiny Dancer” and thought the singer-songwriter said, “Tony Danza?” Or have you turned on the radio and heard Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space” and when the musician sings “Starcrossed lovers,” you thought she actually said, “Starbucks lovers?” (I’ll admit, I’m still guilty of this one) It happens all the time.

The point is, everyone is guilty of mishearing a song lyric from time-to-time. But when it comes to misunderstanding the words sung by Ariana Grande in her new hit single, “thank u, next,” it is causing a lot of listeners to jump to conclusions when it comes to the singer’s romantic life. As it is reported, there are several people who are hearing Ariana Grande say “Aubrey” when she actually sings “Ari,” in reference to herself. And it’s causing a lot of music fans to believe that Ariana Grande is in a relationship with a girl named Aubrey. To add to the confusion, Apple Music has the wrong lyrics currently available.

According to East Bay Times, there are music fans who believe Ariana Grande is coming out with her latest song due to a great deal of confusion resulting from its lyrics. To add to the mayhem, Apple Music has “Aubrey” written instead of “Ari” when Ariana Grande sings the following in her song:

Ariana Grande didn’t intend on coming out with this new song, but a lot of fans apparently believe that’s what she’s doing when they hear the mysterious name of Aubrey instead of Ari. Of course, Ariana Grande is using it as an abbreviation of her own name. In the actual song, the lyrics are meant to imply that she is in a relationship with herself, and she doesn’t need another relationship. But upon first listen, some fans heard differently.

Ariana Grande’s new song, “thank u, next,” was released on Saturday night, shortly before Pete Davidson addressed his broken engagement with Grande on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. There were rumors of bitterness forming between the former lovers, but Davidson had nothing but kind words to say about his ex, and Ariana Grande is seemingly using this newest controversial single to make peace with the end of her relationship. She also uses “thank u, next” to address the recent, unexpected death of her previous ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, who tragically passed earlier this year.

You’ve probably heard the song already. But in case you haven’t, or you’re looking to hear it once again, here’s Ariana Grande’s newest hit single, “thank u, next.”

For additional news reports and updates about Ariana Grande and a whole lot more, you can be sure to check back in with CinemaBlend.

Demi Lovato Is Reportedly In A Halfway House

In the middle of the summer season, Demi Lovato fans were given some shocking and saddening news: Demi Lovato was being rushed to the hospital in what was believed to be a severe drug overdose. Thankfully, Lovato was given proper care and medical attention, and the singer-songwriter has since spent the days after this tragic ordeal focused on her health and recovery. And she is allegedly at the next stage of her recovery process at this time. It is being reported that Demi Lovato is currently separating her time between living in a halfway house and residing in her private home in L.A.

Here’s what we know about Demi Lovato’s current living situation. According to TMZ, the pop musician is reportedly currently out of rehab, but she isn’t looking to return to her regular lifestyle just yet. Instead, Lovato is allegedly taking the time to live healthily and under supervision at a halfway house. Three days a week, to be exact. During the other four days of the week, however, Demi Lovato is reportedly continuing to live in her private residence based in Los Angeles, where she reportedly hoping to work her way back into her normal routine again. It looks looking to restore her sense of stability.

According to sources close to Demi Lovato, that routine involved in her daily commutes include frequent visits to the gym and other errands. In addition to these mundane activities, Demi Lovato is also reportedly visiting AA meetings regularly, and she is typically seen with a sobriety coach.

This news comes shortly after Demi Lovato quit her hiatus from social media by reminding her followers to vote on Tuesday, accompanied by a photo of the celeb doing the same thing. It was the first time she posted a picture of herself on Instagram since July, and it was one of the most recent times that the celebrity has spoken out publicly since the incident in July occurred. Thankfully, Demi Lovato looks healthy and happy as she is seen voting.

I’m glad to know that Demi Lovato is reportedly on the road to recovery at the moment and that she is taking the proper steps to live her life sober and clean. The musician celebrated six years of sobriety earlier this year, before she fell off the wagon and relapsed with this terrifying visit to the ER. Her health and sobriety seem to be among her top properties at the moment, and we’re thankful to know that she is looking out for herself at this time.

The last time we heard a report from Demi Lovato was two months earlier, when she was still in rehab but receiving regular visits from her former boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama. We’ll continue to keep you posted on all the latest developments with the celebrity right here at CinemaBlend.