PETA Declares Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Its Favorite Vegan Makeup Line

Selena Gomez’s pawsitive efforts to push animal rights forward are being recognized.

PETA‘s 15th annual Libby Awards have been announced, with the 28-year-old singer, actress and entrepreneur taking home one of the prizes.

Selena Gomez

Gomez’s cosmetics line Rare Beauty won favorite vegan makeup line for being animal-test-free and cruelty-free as certified by PETA, joining more than 48,000 other companies in the organization’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies database.

Lizzo won favorite vegan cooking videos for whipping up green chile enchiladas with jackfruit with a jackfruit margarita and a Thanksgiving dinner that turned out to be 100% plant-based.

“These compassionate celebrities didn’t let the pandemic stop them from walking the walk when it comes to kindness to animals,” Marta Holmberg, PETA senior director of youth programs, says in a press statement. “PETA is honoring the superstars who are leading by example and proving that helping animals can be as simple as whipping up jackfruit enchiladas or buying a vegan lipstick.”

Lily Collins not only scored her new best friend Redford from an animal shelter during quarantine, but also the honor for most pawsitive quarantine story. And during the early stages of quarantine when every A-lister began binge watching Netflix‘s Tiger KingRiverdale star Madelaine Petsch spoke up on her Instagram Story about how “these animals belong in the wild they aren’t meant to be domesticated and put in cages.” Her declaration took home the award for favorite post for animals.

To find all the winners and more information about the PETA Libby Awards, head to PETA.org.

Marisol Nichols’ Real-Life Work in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking Being Developed Into a TV Series by Sony Pictures Television

Marisol Nichols’ important work off camera has inspired a television series…

The 46-year-old half-Mexican American actress, who has starred on the CW’s drama series Riverdale, has spent the last few years working as an undercover agent in the fight against sex trafficking.

Marisol Nichols

And now Sony Pictures Television has optioned the rights to her story for a television series.

Nichols revealed her unusual side hustle in a long-form story in May’s Marie Claire.

In the article, written by Erika Hayasaki, she revealed that for the past six years she’s been hunting child sex predators. She has been working undercover with agents from the FBI, Operation Underground Railroad and local law enforcement to serve as the “bait” for sting operations domestically and internationally.

She has played the part of a parent pimping out a child, or, depending on what the situation calls for, the role of a child being pimped out to a guy who thinks he’s about to have sex with a 12-year-old.

Nichols, who will next star in Lionsgate’s Saw reboot Spiral next year, has taken part in numerous child sex stings around the world over the last few years.

Nichols, who has appeared on shows like 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, began to work in the world of human trafficking after her career slowed down around 2012.

She subsequently started a nonprofit, Foundation for a Slavery Free World, in 2014, and has regularly spoken publicly about the subject.

Sony Pictures Television is in the early stages of developing the project, which will see Nichols executive produce and likely star in the story.

Gina Torres to Star in ABC’s Supernatural Drama Pilot “The Brides”

Gina Torres is vampin’ things up…

The 50-year-old Cuban American actress will lead the cast of The Brides, ABC’s supernatural drama pilot from Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina developer/executive producer Roberto Aguirre-SacasaBerlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Gina Torres

Written by Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Maggie KileyThe Brides, a sexy contemporary reimagining of Dracula, is a family drama with a trio of powerful female leads at its heart. With strong horror elements, The Brides is a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their nontraditional family.

Torres plays Cleo Phillips. One of the three Brides of Draculaand the leader of this vampire trio, Cleo is an imperious woman with a queenly manner —understandably, as she was a queen in her former life who was turned by Dracula after the death of her husband. Now a maven of New York City real estate, Cleo is challenged professionally by a mysterious newcomer — even as her ties to her sisters are dangerously fraying.

While the focus will be on the women, the character of Dracula is featured in the show.

Torres recently played Jessica Pearson, first on USA Network’s popular original series Suits and then in the network’s Chicago-set spinoff series Pearson, which Torres headlined and executive produced. The role has earned Torres an ALMA Award, an Imagen Awardand the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Award for Outstanding Performance in a Television Series.

At ABC, Torres co-starred on the Shondalanddrama series The Catch, recurred on Revenge and toplined the 2016 pilot The Death of Eva Sofia ValdezAngel and Firefly alumna Torres also did an arc on HBO’s Westwood.

Daphne Rubin-Vega to Appear on the CW’s Upcoming “Riverdale” Off-Shoot “Katy Keene”

Daphne Rubin-Vega has landed the mother of a role… 

The 49-year-old Panamanian actress, singer and dancerwill appear in a major recurring role on the CW’s upcoming Riverdale off-shoot Katy Keene.

Daphne Rubin-Vega

Rubin-Vega, the original Mimi in both the Off Broadway and Broadway landmark productions of Rentand coming off the Lin Manuel/Warner Bros. feature In The Heights, will play Luisa, the mother of a central character, Katy’s roomie Jorge/Ginger. She’s described as adoting mother, a former Rockette and now owner, with her husband Luis, of a bodega in Washington Heights. She supports her son Jorge’s ambitions to make it on Broadway, but doesn’t know about his drag alter ego, Ginger.

The Jorge/Ginger character, played by Jonny Beauchamp, is a central figure on the series and one of at least two characters expected to perform musical numbers on every episode.

In the Katy Keeneseries pilot, recently screened at the Tribeca TV Festival, Jorge is a Broadway hopeful by day and, as Ginger, a drag performer by night. When his Broadway dreams begin to fizzle – he is, he says, “too gay for Broadway” – he’s encouraged by Katy to make the audition rounds not as Jorge but as Ginger.

Katy Keeneis expected to debut during the CW’s winter/spring 2020 midseason.

Rubin-Vega was Tony-nominated in 1996 for originating on Broadway the lead female role of Mimi in Jonathan Larson’s Rent, which she’d debuted earlier that year Off Broadway to great acclaim. The actress received another Tony nomination in 2004 as featured actress in a play for Anna In The Tropics.

Her more recent credits include Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Blair UnderwoodNBC’s Smash and Netflix’s Tales Of The City. Ruben-Vega was among the original Rentperformers who made an end-of-show appearance on Fox’s Rent: Live last January.

Camila Cabello Earns Three People’s Choice Awards Nominations

The people have spoken… And, they love Camila Cabello.

E! has revealed the roster of nominees for this year’s E! People’s Choice Awards, with the 22-year-old Cuban/Mexican singer earning three nods, tying her with Cardi B for the most nominations by a Latino/a artist.

Camila Cabello

Cabello, who’d previously earned three PCA nominations last year, is up for Female Artist of 2019. She’s also nominated for Song of 2019 and Music Video of 2019 for her chart-topping collaboration with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita.”

Cardi B, a three-time nominee last year, will face-off against Cabello in the Female Artist of 2019 category.

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is also in the running for Social Celebrity of 2019 and Style Star of 2019.

Bad Bunnyis a first-time nominee…

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer earned a nod in the cross-genre category of Male Artist of 2019. He’s also up for Latin Artist of 2019.

Jennifer Lopez, a two-time People’s Choice Awards winner, has earned two nods this year.

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will face-off against her “Dinero” collaborator, Cardi B, in the Style Star of 2019 category. And she’s also up for Concert Tour of 2019 for her hit It’s My Party tour.

Daddy Yankee has earned the first two PCA nods of his career…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer & rapper is nominated for Latin Artist of the 2019, while his collaboration with Snow, “Con Calma,” is up for Music Video of 2019.

Other nominees includeMen in Black International actress Tessa Thompson (Female Movie Star of 2019); The Perfect Datestar Noah Centineo (Comedy Movie Star of 2019); How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’s America Ferrera (Animated Movie Star of 2019); Riverdale’s Camila Mendes (Female TV Star of 2019); RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Competition Contestant of 2019); Latin boy band CNCO (Group of 2019); stand up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Comedy Act of 2019); and Anuel AAMalumaKarol G, J BalvinNatti Natasha and Becky G (Latin Artist of 2019).

Fan voting in 43 categories is underway and continues through Friday, October 18 at 11:59pm ET.

E! announced the voting commencement today. The broader nominations took place last month, and now voters can select from the lists of eight finalist nominees in categories covering movies, TV, music, podcasts, social media and assorted other genres. 

Fans can vote online at pca.eonline.com, via Twitter or for select categories on Xfinity X1. Fans can vote up to 25 times per method, per category, per day if they vote via online or Twitter. Voting via Xfinity X1 has a limit of 25 times per ballot, per Xfinity X1 device, per candidate for the duration of the official voting window. Additionally, any vote cast on Tuesdays throughout the voting window will count twice.

The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 10 at 9p ET/PT, with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 kicking off at 7p ET/PT.

Here’s the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards Finalist List:

THE MOVIE OF 2019
Avengers: Endgame
Toy Story 4
Captain Marvel
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
The Lion King
John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum
Us
Spider-Man: Far From Home

THE COMEDY MOVIE OF 2019
The Upside
Yesterday
The Hustle
Men in Black: International
Long Shot
Little
Good Boys
Murder Mystery

THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2019
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Captain Marvel
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Shazam!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Dark Phoenix
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

THE DRAMA MOVIE OF 2019
Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Rocketman
Five Feet Apart
Glass
Us
Triple Frontier
After
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

THE FAMILY MOVIE OF 2019
Toy Story 4
The Lion King
Aladdin
The Secret Life of Pets 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
The Angry Birds Movie 2

THE MALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth Avengers: Endgame
Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home
Will Smith Aladdin
Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Samuel L. Jackson Captain Marvel
Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Adam Sandler Murder Mystery

THE FEMALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Millie Bobby Brown Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Scarlett Johansson Avengers: Endgame
Zendaya Spider-Man: Far From Home
Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix
Jennifer Aniston Murder Mystery
Brie Larson Captain Marvel
Lupita Nyong’o Us
Tessa Thompson Men in Black: International

THE DRAMA MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Taron Egerton Rocketman
Cole Sprouse Five Feet Apart
Zac Efron Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Lupita Nyong’o Us
Leonardo DiCaprio Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Brad Pitt Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Sarah Paulson Glass
Samuel L. Jackson Glass

THE COMEDY MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Ali Wong Always Be My Maybe
Kevin Hart The Upside
Rebel Wilson Isn’t It Romantic
Adam Sandler Murder Mystery
Liam Hemsworth Isn’t It Romantic
Dwayne Johnson Fighting With My Family
Mindy Kaling Late Night
Noah Centineo The Perfect Date

THE ACTION MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame
Chris Evans Avengers: Endgame
Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home
Halle Berry John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix
Brie Larson Captain Marvel
Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

THE ANIMATED MOVIE STAR OF 2019
America Ferrera How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Tom Hanks Toy Story 4
Kevin Hart The Secret Life of Pets 2
Beyoncé The Lion King
Ryan Reynolds Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Chris Pratt The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Tiffany Haddish The Secret Life of Pets 2
Awkwafina The Angry Birds Movie 2

THE SHOW OF 2019
Game of Thrones
WWE Raw
Stranger Things
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
Riverdale
This Is Us
Grey’s Anatomy

THE DRAMA SHOW OF 2019
Grey’s Anatomy
This Is Us
Chicago P.D.
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
Big Little Lies
Riverdale
The Walking Dead

THE COMEDY SHOW OF 2019
The Big Bang Theory
Saturday Night Live
Modern Family
The Good Place
Grown-ish
Veep
Orange Is the New Black
Schitt’s Creek

THE REALITY SHOW OF 2019
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Queer Eye
Bachelor in Paradise
Vanderpump Rules
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

THE COMPETITION SHOW OF 2019
American Idol
RuPaul’s Drag Race
America’s Got Talent
The Masked Singer
The Bachelor
The Voice
The Bachelorette
The Challenge

THE MALE TV STAR OF 2019
Kit Harington Game of Thrones
Cole Sprouse Riverdale
Norman Reedus The Walking Dead
Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
Milo Ventimiglia This Is Us
Sterling K. Brown This Is Us
KJ Apa Riverdale

THE FEMALE TV STAR OF 2019
Mandy Moore This Is Us
Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things
Sophie Turner Game of Thrones
Danai Gurira The Walking Dead
Camila Mendes Riverdale
Lili Reinhart Riverdale
Maisie Williams Game of Thrones
Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies

THE DRAMA TV STAR OF 2019
Zendaya Euphoria
Norman Reedus The Walking Dead
Sophie Turner Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things
Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies
Maisie Williams Game of Thrones
Lili Reinhart Riverdale
Sterling K. Brown This Is Us

THE COMEDY TV STAR OF 2019
Leslie Jones Saturday Night Live
Kristen Bell The Good Place
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep
Tiffany Haddish The Last O.G.
Tracee Ellis Ross Black-ish
Jameela Jamil The Good Place
Yara Shahidi Grown-ish
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory

THE DAYTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019
The View
Red Table Talk
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Live with Kelly and Ryan
Today
Good Morning America
The Real

THE NIGHTTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

THE COMPETITION CONTESTANT OF 2019
Buddy Valastro Buddy Vs. Duff
Hannah Brown The Bachelorette
Kodi Lee America’s Got Talent
T-Pain The Masked Singer
Colton Underwood The Bachelor
Tyler Cameron The Bachelorette
Tyler Oakley The Amazing Race
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo RuPaul’s Drag Race

THE REALITY STAR OF 2019
Khloé Kardashian Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Kyle Richards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Lisa Vanderpump The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
NeNe Leakes The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Jonatahn Van Ness Queer Eye
Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Kylie Jenner Keeping Up With the Kardashains
Antoni Porowski Queer Eye

THE BINGEWORTHY SHOW OF 2019
Game of Thrones
Orange Is the New Black
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Umbrella Academy
Queer Eye
Outlander
13 Reasons Why
Stranger Things

THE SCI-FI/FANTASY OF 2019
Stranger Things
Shadowhunters
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Supernatural
The Flash
The Umbrella Academy
Arrow
The 100

THE MALE ARTIST OF 2019
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Drake
Travis Scott
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Bad Bunny

THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2019
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Cardi B
Halsey
Billie Eilish
Miley Cyrus
Camila Cabello
P!nk

THE GROUP OF 2019
Jonas Brothers
BTS
5 Seconds Of Summer
Panic! At The Disco
CNCO
Imagine Dragons
The Chainsmokers
BLACKPINK

THE SONG OF 2019
Sucker Jonas Brothers
7 Rings Ariana Grande
Old Town Road Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
Talk Khalid
I Don’t Care Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani
Bad Guy Billie Eilish
Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello

THE ALBUM OF 2019
Thank U, Next Ariana Grande
Free Spirit Khalid
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, Billie Eilish
WHERE DO WE GO?
Cuz I Love You Lizzo
Happiness Begins Jonas Brothers
No.6 Collaborations Project Ed Sheeran
Death Race for Love Juice WRLD
Lover Taylor Swift

THE COUNTRY ARTIST OF 2019
Luke Combs
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Kane Brown
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris

THE LATIN ARTIST OF 2019
Daddy Yankee
Anuel AA
Maluma
Karol G
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Natti Natasha
Becky G

THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2019
Con Calma Daddy Yankee & Snow
ME! Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco
Kill This Love BLACKPINK
7 Rings Ariana Grande
Bad Guy Billie Eilish
Boy With Luv BTS feat. Halsey
Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani
Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello

THE CONCERT TOUR OF 2019
BTS Love Yourself, Speak Yourself
Lady Gaga Enigma
Ariana Grande Sweetener
P!nk Beautiful Trauma
Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods
Jennifer Lopez It’s My Party
Cher Here We Go Again Tour
BLACKPINK BLACKPINK 2019 World

THE SOCIAL STAR OF 2019
Emma Chamberlain
The Dolan Twins
David Dobrik
Rickey Thompson
The Ace Family
Shane Dawson
Liza Koshy
Tana Mongeau

THE BEAUTY INFLUENCER OF 2019
James Charles
Nikita Dragun
NikkiTutorials – Nikkie de Jager
Jeffree Star
RCL Beauty – Rachel Levin
Desi Perkins
Jackie Aina
Bretman Rock

THE SOCIAL CELEBRITY OF 2019
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Ellen DeGeneres
Miley Cyrus
Kim Kardashian West
Cardi B
Shawn Mendes
Justin Bieber

THE ANIMAL STAR OF 2019
Jiffpom
Doug the Pug
Nala Cat
Tuna The Chiweenie
Juniper The Fox
Shinjiro Ono – Marutaro
tecuaniventura
Lil BUB

THE COMEDY ACT OF 2019
Kevin Hart Kevin Hart: Irresponsible
Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Show
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: one Show Fits All
Trevor Noah Trevor Noah Tour
Ken Jeong Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
Amy Schumer Amy Schumer: Growing
Colleen Ballinger Miranda Sings…Your Welcome
Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

THE STYLE STAR OF 2019
Kim Kardashian West
Rihanna
Celine Dion
Lady Gaga
Gigi Hadid
Cardi B
Jennifer Lopez
Harry Styles

THE GAME CHANGER OF 2019
LeBron James NBA- Charity
Megan Rapinoe U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay
Coco Gauff Beat Venus Williams – Amazing Wimbeldon debut
Drew Brees Surpassed Peyton Manning’s record
Alex Morgan U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay
Stephen Curry NBA- Charity
Serena Williams Charity and Female Empowerment
Simone Biles Historic and first female Triple Double & 6th all-around title

THE POP PODCAST OF 2019
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard
Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
Whine Down with Jana Kramer
Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown with Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider
Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad
WTF with Marc Maron
The Joe Rogan Experience

Marisol Nichols to Star in Liongate’s New “Saw” Film

Marisol Nichols is scaring up her resume…

The 45-year-old half-Mexican American actress and Riverdale star is set to star in Lionsgate’s untited Saw film.

Marisol Nichols

Nichols will star opposite Nazneen ContractorChris RockSamuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella in the film.

The Saw reboot recently moved forward by five months to May 15, 2020, vacating the pre-Halloween date of October 23, 2020. 

Lionsgate is keeping details of the plot under wraps. Longtime Sawfilmmakers Mark Burg and Oren Koules returned to produce Saw. Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed the second, third and fourth Sawmovies, is directing the new movie.

The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bellhas portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films. The low-cost titles have been highly profitable for Lionsgate, grossing nearly $1 billion worldwide. The most recent movie was 2017’s Jigsaw, which earned $100 million worldwide.

Marisol Nichols Seeking a Seat on the SAG-AFTRA National Board

Life’s a SAGfor Marisol Nichols

The 45-year-old half-Mexican American actress and Riverdalestar is seeking a SAG-AFTRA national board seat as an ally of president Gabrielle Carteris through the Unite For Strength faction.

Marisol Nichols

UFS also announced earlier this week that Camryn Manheimis running for SAG-AFTRA secretary-treasurer — the third-highest elected post in the union — as part of the slate for the re-election of union president Carteris. 

Election ballots will be mailed to dues-current members on July 29 and will be tabulated on August 28. SAG-AFTRA represents about 160,000 performers.

Carteris, who has been president since 2016, is facing challenges for the post from Matthew Modineand current secretary-treasurer Jane Austin. Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide— which have been the ruling factions at the union for the past decade with an emphasis on pragmatic policies — unveiled Manheim’s candidacy on Tuesday.

Unite For Strength also announced that Michelle Hurd, currently serving on the national board, will be running for president of the Los Angeles local; Clyde Kusatsu and Ellen Crawfordwill be running for vice president slots. Rebecca Damonis seeking re-election as New York president. Maureen DonnellyJim Kerr,Ezra Knightand Liz Zazziare seeking re-election as New York vice president as USAN, which is allied with Unite for Strength.

Membership First has not yet announced its slate other than Modine. The progressive faction has several high-profile reps on the 80-member national board including Modine, Frances FisherDiane Ladd and Martin Sheen.

Camila Mendes to Star in the Netflix Original Film “Windfall”

Camila Mendes has received a windfall

The 24-year-old Brazilian American actress and Riverdale star has been tapped to topline the Netflix original film, Windfallwhich will be directed by Michael Scott.

Camila Mendes

Mendes stars as Katie, a young woman who abandons her medical profession dreams in order to support her husband’s ambitions. 

Written by David Golden, the plot centers around a young couple, Katie and Adam, struggling to make a successful life for themselves. After finally landing in the right place at the right time, the couple find themselves in the middle of a criminal investigation.

Filming is slated to commence this month. 

Mendes, who can currently be seen as Veronica Lodge on third season of Riverdale(which was renewed for a Season 4), also stars in another Netflix film, The Perfect Date, alongside Noah CentineoLaura Marano, and Matt Walsh. It will hit the streaming site this Friday.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Signs New Multi-Year Deal with Warner Bros. Television

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasahas landed a major deal…

The 44-year-old Nicaraguan-American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer who is currently the Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics and the key creative force behind Warner Bros. Television’s growing Archie comics-based TV universe, has signed a massive new multi-year overall deal with the studio. 

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

No details are being disclosed but the pact is said to be for five years, and it’s in the high eight figures. 

Under the agreement, Aguirre-Sacasa will develop, write, and produce new series through his banner, Muckle Man Productions, while also continuing as executive producer/showrunner on WBTV series Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,as well as pilot Katy Keene, co-developed with Michael Grassi.

Shortly after he was named Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics in 2014, Aguirre-Sacasa teamed with WBTV-based Berlanti Prods. to bring the Archie characters to television. He is the developer/executive producer behind Riverdale, which has been a major hit for the CWand Netflix, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which quickly established itself as a breakout for Netflix, and the co-developer/executive producer on the Riverdale spinoff pilot Katy Keene, which has been garnering solid early buzz at the CW.

Before becoming Archie Comics COO, Aguirre-Sacasa wrote two of the company’s best-selling horror series: Afterlife With Archie and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. He previously worked for Marvel Comics, scripting the adventures of Spider-Man, Nightcrawler, and the Fantastic Four.

Aguirre-Sacasa’s TV series writing-producing credits include Fox’s GleeHBO’s Looking and Big Love, as well as a stint on WBTV/Berlanti Prods.’ Supergirl.

Aguirre-Sacasa is an accomplished screenwriter and playwright. He penned the feature remakes of Carrie and The Town That Dreaded Sundown, as well as the musical adaptation of American Psycho, which had runs in London and on Broadway

Aguirre-Sacasa was part of the team that was brought in to overhaul Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark. This summer, Pasadena Playhouse will produce his prep school thriller, Good Boys and True, and he wrote the book to the Broadway-bound Magic Mike the musical, with Brian Yorkey (lyrics) and Tom Kitt(music).

Gina Rodriguez Appears in the CW’s New Inclusion & Representation Campaign #CWOpenToAll

Gina Rodriguez is representing the represented on The CW

The network has launched #CWOpenToAll, a new on-air, digital, social and print campaign designed to reinforce the network’s commitment to inclusion and representation, featuring the 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star.

Gina Rodriguez

“We think this campaign really captures the spirit and mission of the CW and why our fans come to us,” said network president Mark Pedowitz. “We are committed to making sure our viewers see themselves represented on screen, and that we also have diverse voices being heard behind the camera.”

Pedowitz points out that 12 out of the CW’s 17 series this season are created and/or executive produced by women or people of color. Additionally, the network sees 47% women series regulars across its shows and 49% people of color series regulars.

“We are proud of the strides we’ve made and are continuing to make, and #CWOpenToAll reflects that, and helps drive the message that we want to be known as a place where all are welcome to be, and all are welcome to watch,” he continued.

#CWOpenToAll will feature a video component, with spots airing during the network’s primetime programming as well as being placed in house ad slots on cwtv.com, the CW and CW Seedapps and on social channels. There will also be a print portion of the campaign, which begins rolling out Monday in major market newspapers and industry trade publications. The message for both is that “the CW is a place for everyone, and all are welcome on-screen and in our audience.”

In addition to Rodriguez and her Jane the Virgincostars Jaime Camiland Justin Baldoni, who kicks off the video, other participating CW talent includes Riverdale’sCamila Mendes, Ashleigh Murrayand Casey Cott; Supernatural’s Jensen Acklesand Jared Padalecki; All American’s Daniel Ezra, Bre-Zand Taye Diggs; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom and Vincent Rodriguez III, television’s first transgender superhero, Supergirl’s Nicole Maines, and The Flashhimself, Grant Gustin.