Marisol Nichols Says Leaving 'Riverdale' Originally Wasn't Necessarily Her Choice

Marisol Nichols Says Leaving 'Riverdale' Originally Wasn't Necessarily Her Choice

Marisol Nichols is opening up about her shocking exit from Riverdale earlier this year!

The actress, who plays Hermione Lodge on the series, revealed that it wasn’t quite her decision to leave.

“How do I put this? That’s a good question,” she told ET. “It wasn’t necessarily a choice… It’s just kind of what happens.”

Despite her announcement in February, back in June, she revealed that she would in fact be returning to Riverdale in season five as a recurring guest star!

Now, Marisol says that Hermione really sticks up for herself.

“Well, one of the things that was really important for me, if I was going to come back and wrap things up or do some more episodes, was that Hermione stick up for herself,” she shared. “It was really bothering me that she was in, for all intents and purposes, kind of in an abusive relationship.”

“She changed who she was to be with Hiram and, not that she’s innocent, but it bothered me. It bothered me just as a woman,” Marisol added. “I wanted to see her have some strength and some power and stand on her own two feet and not be stupid — for lack of a better word.”

“So that was really important to me and Roberto honored that and I’m very happy about what I’m doing so far.”

Shawn Mendes Matches with His Tour Manager in L.A.

Shawn Mendes Matches with His Tour Manager in L.A.

Coincidence or coordination? Shawn Mendes and his tour manager Cez Darke are wearing matching outfits in photos from their latest outing together!

The two guys were spotted stepping out on Friday afternoon (October 23) in Los Angeles. Shawn, 22, was dressed simply in a white tee, light blue jeans, and white sneakers, along with a colorful mask. Cez was in a similar outfit!

Shawn recently dropped the trailer for his upcoming Netflix documentary In Wonder and Cez took to Instagram to joke that it’s really his doc.

“Guys! My documentary is coming out November 23rd! I know, I know – it says @shawnmendes on the poster but the back of my head is in it a few times so ya know… mine 😁,” he wrote in his post.

See the photo that Shawn snapped of his girlfriend Camila Cabello to mark a special moment in her hair journey.

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Niki DeMar, Little Mix, Livvia & More: New Music Friday 10/23 - Listen Now!

Niki DeMar, Little Mix, Livvia & More: New Music Friday 10/23 - Listen Now!

Niki DeMar just dropped her new song and music video, “Bite of Me,” on Friday (October 23)!

The 25-year-old said on Instagram that she’s “never been prouder of a video.”

“What inspired ‘Bite Of Me’ was a realization ‘aha moment’ I had during January 2020,” Niki said in a statement about her new track. I realized, if one day I disappeared, so many people’s lives would change drastically.”

“It made me realize how needed I am in others daily lives, and how people take for granted how willing I am to put their needs before my own,” she added. “Even though these people made me feel small to keep me where they wanted me, ultimately I figured out that it works both ways, if not, they need me more. It was a sad realization, but it was the start of claiming my life back.”

Little Mix also released an amazing new video for their song “Sweet Melody” from their upcoming album, and LIVVIA debuted her new Halloween-themed music video/short film, “Monster.”

5 Seconds of Summer‘s Ashton Irwin dropped his debut solo album Superbloom this week, while Maddie & Tae debuted their new Christmas project, We Need Christmas!


Niki DeMar – ‘Bite of Me’

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'After We Collided' Director Opens Up About Choosing Trevor Over Zed For Love Triangle

'After We Collided' Director Opens Up About Choosing Trevor Over Zed For Love Triangle

If you didn’t know, After We Collided was supposed to have two love triangles!

In the book by Anna Todd, there was a love triangle between Tessa, Hardin and Trevor, and another one between Tessa Hardin and Zed.

For the sequel, the director, Roger Kumble, chose to only have one due to a limited amount of time in the movie.

“The initial conversations with Trevor were more like going back to the book and knowing that she had two different love triangles going on in the second book. She had Trevor and she had Zed,” he told ET. “I said to Anna, ‘I can’t do both in a 95-minute film. It’ll short-trip everybody. I think we should pick Trevor because he was opposite of Hardin.’ And she agreed with that.”

“When you don’t have a lot of screen time to devote to this, he better be charming right off the gate. And that’s where I was leaning into some of those rom-com moments because it pushes the story along a lot quicker. And it’s fun to watch,” Roger continued. “In terms of why we didn’t continue that story through, that’s more trying to stay true to the other books. Knowing that Trevor character isn’t really a pivotal character in future books, it’s like, well, we should close this out.”

Check out this clip of Tessa and Zed playing beer pong together!

Dixie D'Amelio Dishes On About Moving Out & Not Really Liking This Holiday

Dixie D'Amelio Dishes On About Moving Out & Not Really Liking This Holiday

Dixie D’Amelio has moved out on her own!

The 19-year-old singer and TikTok star opened up about moving out of her family’s house in a new podcast episode.

“I wanted to start off by talking about, um, a new place that Dixie lives… ’cause apparently she decided she was allowed to move out and I wouldn’t be myself,” Charli said on 2 Chix. “Which I personally do not think is okay, but I finally got to see her new little apartment and it’s, first of all beautiful and she has a lot of snacks, but I don’t know. I don’t get invited over that much.”

“I invite you over all the time and you’ve only come once, so that’s your fault,” Dixie responded. “I really don’t want to have anyone over yet because I’m not done moving in. I mean, all my stuff is there, it’s just in boxes and messy.”

“Living alone is really fun, but at the same time, it’s scary because it gets so quiet. I have no one to talk to, but also I like that. I don’t know how I feel about it,” she added. “I think also, once I get all my stuff together… I’m just very anxious being home ’cause my place is a mess, because I don’t have anywhere to put anything, but once I get that figured out, it’s going to be a lot easier I think.”

The girls also talked about Halloween, and Dixie said that she’s not really a big fan of the annual night.

“I don’t think I’m doing anything this year. I actually don’t like Halloween,” Dixie shared. “I just don’t like Halloween ’cause it’s just… there’s a lot of stress that goes into it, and a lot of preparation and stress to walk around for three hours. I just don’t like the idea of that.”

“I mean, it’s fun for little kids. I love having kids come to my door and handing out candy, that was fun last year,” she continued. “Besides that, I don’t know, just not a fan.”

Johnny Orlando Shares 10 Fun Facts After Dropping New EP 'It's Never Really Over'

Johnny Orlando Shares 10 Fun Facts After Dropping New EP 'It's Never Really Over'

Johnny Orlando debuted his brand new EP It’s Never Really Over today (October 23)!

The 17-year-old has been working on the body of work for a year and a half, and it’s finally out for the world to hear.

“after a year & a half of working on this project it’s finally yours. i hope these songs can make u feel something & help u as much as they have helped me. these are the most genuine songs i’ve ever made….new era starts now #INRO ☁️,” Johnny shared on Instagram.

“This project is a culmination of the person I have become in the last year, but as I have learned, far from the person I will be in a year’s time,” he said in a note to fans. “With this project I want my fans to feel the sense of security that I did not. I want them to know that everybody experiences the same terrifying reality of being thrown into the real world.”

“There is a point in your life where you finally have to say goodbye to your childhood and your innocence,” he continued. “This project is my farewell.”

To celebrate Johnny‘s new release, JJJ asked him to share 10 fun facts about himself. While he’s been a very popular social and music star for years, hopefully you learn something new. Check them out below!

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Justin Bieber Announces New Documentary About His 'Next Chapter,' Releases Trailer

Justin Bieber Announces New Documentary About His 'Next Chapter,' Releases Trailer

Justin Bieber is taking fans behind-the-scenes once again with a new docu-special called Justin Bieber: Next Chapter!

The 26-year-old “Lonely” singer not only announced the new doc, but he also dropped the trailer.

“Connecting with fans and bringing them into my life is really important to me. I’m excited to catch up with them and to share the progress I’m making, the new music I’m working on, and what I’m excited about for the future,” he said in a statement.

Justin Bieber: Next Chapter picks up where he left off and shows viewers what Justin’s day-to-day life looks like now, post-album and during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.

The special will follow Bieber and touch on a variety of meaningful topics as Justin looks back at his life with his friends and collaborators from the intimacy of his own home. Topics such as his incredibly personal song and music video “Lonely,” his growth from a childhood star to a mentor for young emerging artists, and reflective thought on both his personal and professional life.

Justin Bieber: Next Chapter will premiere for FREE on YouTube NEXT Friday (October 30)!


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