Bravo Greenlights 3 Unscripted Series, Sets ‘Girlfriends’ Premiere Date

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Originally posted on Variety:

Bravo has ordered three unscripted series and set Dec. 2 as the premiere date for its first scripted venture, “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.”

The new shows include “There Goes the Motherhood,” a look at high-end Mommy and Me class in Los Angeles, from the Magical Elves banner.

“Secrets and Wives” follows a tight-knit rich group of friends and rivals as they deal with personal and professional dramas. Haymaker and Mike TV produce. The third series is an expansion of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” franchise with a San Francisco edition.

“Million Dollar Listing: New York” has been renewed for a fourth season, and so has “Southern Charm,” about a wealthy enclave in Charleston, S.C.

“Girlfriends’ Guide” will bow Dec. 2 in the 10 p.m. slot. Drama revolves around a self-help book author, played by Lisa Edelstein, who reveals her seemingly perfect life to be a fake. Marti Noxon penned the…

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To Prevent Alzheimer’s, Diet and Exercise Are Effective, Large Study Shows

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Originally posted on TIME:

No one believes that a disease as complicated as Alzheimer’s can be warded off by an apple a day or by faithfully hitting the weight room. But a breakthrough study presented Sunday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference shows that after just two years, people who underwent lifestyle interventions showed improvements in their mental functions, including in memory, executive function and speed tests of their cognitive skills.

Dr. Miia Kivipelto from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden knew that several studies have linked some lifestyle behaviors, such as exercise and a healthy diet, as well as being more socially active, to less cognitive decline and stronger scores on memory and organizational tests. But it wasn’t clear whether people who ate better, exercised more and had more friends also shared something else in common that could explain their ability to sown down dementia symptoms.

So Kivipelto conducted one of the first…

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Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco’s ‘Michael’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Originally posted on Variety:

Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama “Michael,” about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned.

Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco’s character. Roberts is set to reteam with her “Palo Alto” co-star as his girlfriend. Chris Zylka (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Piranha 3DD”) is also attached to the film as another past love interest.

The script for “Michael” is based on “My Ex-Gay Friend,” a New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis (author of “Travels with Casey”) about Michael Glatze, a Christian minister from Wyoming who was so entrenched in gay culture before rejected his homosexuality, he founded a gay youth magazine. Justin Kelly will direct. Gus van Sant is the executive producer, along with producers James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Ron Singer and Scott Reeve.

“This isn’t just a story about an ‘ex-gay,'” Kelly…

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Selena Gomez Calls Out A Fan On Instagram For Bullying

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Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Selena Gomez isn’t going to stand for bullying. The singer/actress called out a fan on Instagram for bullying on July 12. Way to go, Selena!

Selena Gomez, 21, isn’t going to tolerate bullying in any capacity. The “Come & Get It” singer made a huge statement by calling out a “fan” on Instagram on July 12 who left a “distasteful” comment about cancer.

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Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Everyone’s gunning to be the platform for your smart home, including Apple and Google, but Quirky spin-off startup Wink has its range in stores as of today at The Home Depot, giving it access to a market of average consumers. The Wink platform is basically a central hub for devices from manufacturers including Dropcam, Honeywell, Quirky, Schalge, Kwikset, Honeywell and more, giving users a single app for either iOS or Android from which to customize and control them all.

Sound familiar? It should, because it’s what startup SmartThings set about to do since its founding in 2012. Nest has also debuted a project with a similar end goal in mind, called “Works with Nest” and offering developers a way for makers of connected devices to link their gadgets to the Google-owned company’s smart learning thermostat.

Wink gets its compatible products on store shelves in over 2,000 U.S. retail…

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