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Sunday Potluck: Jamie Dornan Returns to TV in Dr. Death and More!

Sunday Potluck: Jamie Dornan Returns to TV in Dr. Death and More!

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Fifty Shades’ Jamie Dornan has landed his next power-hungry role on a new TV show. He will be shaking things up from his time as Christian Grey. The actor will star in a new show that is part of a rising TV trend. Dornan has boarded the upcoming television adaptation of a podcast.

Jamie Dornan will star in the lead role of Dr. Christopher Duntsch in the television adaptation of Wondery’s Dr. Death. For reference, Dr. Death is a podcast that tells the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. Now to some background regarding the real-life character and the series’ premise.

Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Jamie Dornan) was a rising star in the Dallas medical community. He was creating a successful neurosurgery practice in the area. However, there was a big issue. He performed complicated, routine spinal surgeries, and yet patients were leaving his care worse off than when they came in. They were either rendered maimed or…dead. Hence, the title.

Read more at Cinema Blend.

“Karma – where’s the lie?” former Bachelorette Hannah Brown probably noted upon learning the following. Inexplicable supermodel Gigi Hadid’s Mykonos vacation rental was broken into and the thieves stole a bunch of her shit, according to People. Suffice to say, Gigi isn’t going to be shooting any ads for the Mykonos Tourism Board anytime soon. — Dlisted

Anne Hathaway is a hot pink Rorschach test. — Go Fug Yourself

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello did a sweet pap stroll in NYC for his birthday. — Celebitchy

In Sea Wall/A Life, a pair of one-man monologues directed by Carrie Cracknell that opened Thursday, Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal take turns bringing to life two unlikely men for 2019 — men with hearts, men whose brand of masculinity is not intrusive or poisonous but is instead open and reflective. — Boy Culture

Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model champion Nyle DiMarco appeared on an emotional segment of the hidden camera show What Would You Do? highlighting discrimination faced by the deaf. — Towleroad

City council crowd erupts in laughter when “Straight Pride” organizer says “We’re a totally peaceful racist group.” — OMG BLOG

The most unbelievable things that actually happened at the airport. — Buzznet

The Terror: Infamy is haunting, unwieldy, and one of the most relevant shows of the year. — AV Club

Celeb Snaps: Ross Butler

Ross Butler hangs out at The House By Heineken during the 2019 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 10, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

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Succession Returns

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Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin in Succession. (Photo by Peter Kramer/HBO)

Succession is hardly the first show to notice that the rich are not like you and me. We’ve all heard the power corrupts, that money is the root of all evil, and also that greed is good; we’ve all ogled the reality-show mansions and indulged in the princess fantasies.

What makes Succession stand out, however, is that it’s the rare show about wealth that doesn’t make it look particularly fun. The first season of Jesse Armstrong‘s HBO drama introduced us to the Roys, the tight-knit clan behind a lucrative media empire, and then picked them apart bit by bit, revealing them to be even more dysfunctional than we’d previously imagined. They’re warped by privilege, starved for love, and ensnared by their father’s looming legacy.

It was meticulous in its world-building and unsparing in its character-building. It struck a tone so precise and peculiar — part primetime soap, part pitch-black satire, part Shakespearean tragedy — that it took me a few episodes to find my footing, to learn with the show how to laugh at them, cry for them, and rail against them all at once.

Read more at Mashable.

Watch it tonight on HBO at 9 PM.

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