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    Are you suffering from Disney World withdrawals? While attending the theme parks and resorts is not feasible for most due to COVID-19, Disney+ and National Geographic are giving families a chance to peek behind the curtain of Disney's Animal Kingdom with their new docu-series "Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom."Narrated by award-winning actor Josh Gad, who voices fan-favorite Olaf in "Frozen," the docu-series will give audiences a backstage pass to explore Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and The Seas with Nemo and Friends at EPCOT."These are a bunch of love stories," said Joe Rohde, a Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering. "At the core of this, this is a super human story about people and about...
    (CBS Local)– On Sunday, September 6, a new six docu-series premieres on Smithsonian Channel called “The Curious Life and Death Of…” where Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris re-examines the mysterious deaths of people like Pablo Escobar, Harry Houdini, Brittany Murphy and Brian Jones. Dr. Fitzharris is a medical historian with a doctorate from Oxford and hopes people can learn about the context around some of the most famous deaths ever and some stories history has forgotten about. “The show has a bit of everything. It’s forensic science, it’s true crime and it’s a bit of history, which I love because I’m a historian,” said Dr. Fitzharris in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “We look at the curious deaths of people in...
    (CBS Local)– “The Drew Barrymore Show” makes its premiere on Monday, September 14 and Barrymore and her team are providing fans a peak behind the curtain of their new daytime talk show with a new digital docu-series called “The Making Of The Drew Barrymore Show.” The four part digital docu-series features Drew taking viewers behind the scenes of her show, where she shares an honest, raw and emotional look at how life has changed for her since preparing for this show and how the unprecedented circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted everything. “We want to bring you behind the scenes of what this year long journey has been like for us creating this show,” said Barrymore in the first episode...
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the SLP filed by Netflix, challenging the order passed by a civil court in Araria, Bihar, restraining Netflix from releasing “Bad Boy Billionaires” documentary series. The civil court order restricts Netflix and its producers, directors, employees, officers and associates etc. from releasing, transmitting, distributing, exhibiting, performing or communicating to the public, the promo and the documentary series “Bad Boy Billionaires” by any means or technology. Bad Boy Billionaires: Hansal Mehta Comes Out in Support of Netflix’s Controversial Documentary on Corporate Kingpins (Read Tweet) A Sahara Group entity and a Sector Manager of Sahara in Bihar had filed an injunction suit for restraining Netflix from releasing the said series against their Chairman and business entities,...
    (CBS Local)– On Sunday August 30, Showtime premieres a fascinating new docu-series called “Love Fraud” about a man named Richard Scott Smith, who conned women all over the country for 20 years and stole their money and dignity. The first episode of the series from Oscar-nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady is currently streaming for free and this is something you don’t want to miss. Ewing and Grady traveled the country to speak to the women duped by Smith and attempted to track down the man himself. The directors began working on this project in 2017 and they are extremely excited for everyone to check this out after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Photo Credit:...
    WYNNEWOOD, Oklahoma -- The Oklahoma zoo made famous by the viral Netflix docu-series "Tiger King" is officially closed to the public.Current owner, Jeff Lowe, made the announcement on the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park's Facebook page Tuesday.The USDA allegedly suspended Lowe's animal exhibition license after an inspection found multiple violations involving the animals.In the post, Lowe disputed the suspension claims, saying he voluntarily chose to forfeit his license."Suspiciously, less than 24 hours after I contacted the USDA to voluntarily forfeit my license, they notify me that they are suspending my license for 21 days for a litany of falsehoods," Lowe wrote in the post."Tiger King" famously documented Lowe's takeover of the exotic animal park from previous owner, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially merged spirits with every couple in L.A.—by which I mean, they’re shopping a project together. Variety reports that in June the couple began pitching a top-secret pitch, which they would jointly produce, to multiple networks. A source close to Markle told the trade that she has no plans to star in the potential project; a representative for the two declined to comment. A representative for the couple did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment. Back in June, Variety notes, the couple also signed with the same speaking agency that represents the Obamas and the Clintons—the Harry Walker Agency. Last year Prince Harry partnered with Oprah Winfrey to make an...
    A manager for R. Kelly has been charged with allegedly placing a threatening phone call that shut down the premiere of Lifetime documentary series about the disgraced R&B star at a New York theater, federal prosecutors said Friday. Donnell Russell, 45, was charged with two counts of threatening physical harm by interstate communication, and conspiracy to do the same, for placing a threatening phone call to NeueHouse in an attempt to prevent the Dec. 4, 2018, screening of Surviving R Kelly, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York. According to a criminal complaint obtained by The Daily Beast, Russell’s call was the last in “coordinated effort” to stop the screening, after the manager tried to draft...
    Women can’t play sports. If you are unfortunate enough in life, you’d hear this sentence enough number of times. Things were moving forward towards a global change as Real Madrid bought a women’s football team CD Tacón, confirming the merger in July 2020. Producers Ana Pastor and Tomas Pastor set out to make a four-part documentary series, Un Sueño Real (A Real Dream) on this alliance, right after hints about the purchase dropped in 2019. In an interview with Variety, Tomas said, “I was reading about the impact this would have on women’s soccer and it’s going to be huge. It will impact the academies as well as women’s soccer around the world.” The series was to follow the merger...
    ZAC Efron is narrating his own docu-series Down to Earth which looks at healthy and sustainable ways of living across the globe. The series is arriving to Netflix on July 10. 6 Zac Efron stars in his new Netflix series, Down to EarthCredit: Netflix Here is more about the star and his new adventure. What is Down to Earth? The travel series sees Zac Efron and wellness expert Darin Olien journey across the world to meet “top eco innovators” and learn about more sustainable ways of living. “We need to start rethinking how we consume everything from our food to our power,” the actor says in the trailer. “Change has to start somewhere, maybe its time we all change.” 6...
    ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff and his son Mack are heading on a father-son adventure to some of the world's most unexpected places in "Rogue Trip," their new National Geographic docu-series that will premiere on Disney+ later this month.The father-and-son duo will head to Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Lebanon and Ukraine over the course of the series' six episodes. On their adventure, the Woodruffs will explore the best of the six nations known largely in recent years for conflict.Disney+ teases that they will "share raw, big-hearted moments when 'going rogue' together changes their perspectives - not just on their own relationship, but on other people and places. ""I couldn't be more excited to share this series with viewers...
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has found himself suddenly in demand again, and Monday, the racial justice activist announced that he’d inked a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Company and ESPN to produce “scripted and unscripted stories that deal with race, social injustice and the quest for equity,” including a documentary series about his own life, per Variety. Kaepernick, who left the National Football League in 2017 after turning down a one-year contract with the 49ers, has signed several lucrative deals of late, beginning with a multi-year agreement, multi-million dollar contract with Nike. He also recently inked a deal with Netflix for another autobiographical project, “Colin in Black & White,” which, the streaming network says, will “examine...
    (CBS Local)– Need a new docu-series to dive into? Showtime Sports has you covered with the premiere episode of its five part docu-series “Outcry” dropping on Sunday, July 5 at 10pm EST/PST. The five part series from director Pat Kondelis examines the story of former Texas high school football player Greg Kelley and his controversial conviction for child molestation. It took the director three years to put this together and Kondelis says this was the most difficult project he’s ever worked on. “Everything was a challenge in putting this together,” said Kondelis in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “When we jumped into this, it was an ongoing legal case. We had no idea where this was going to go....
    Hospitals have always been filled with heroes, even before the COVID-19 pandemic set in. A new docu-series on Netflix, “Lenox Hill,” serves as a timely reminder with its compelling look at the pre-coronavirus work done behind the walls of that titular New York hospital system. The show, which premieres June 10, was filmed over about 18 months between spring 2018 and fall 2019 — before the global pandemic took hold — at the hospital’s facility on the Upper East Side and its emergency room in Greenwich Village. That seemingly long-ago world, as documented on film, was quite different from the overrun hospitals that have struggled to contain the novel virus. “What I would tell myself, if I had a crystal...