Will season 5 of “Jane The Virgin” be the last? Series star and co-executive producer Gina Rodriguez said so during the Women To Watch day of panels from Create & Cultivate and Fossil in Austin, Texas on Sunday. Rodriguez discussed directing, which she tried her hand at in a pivotal season 4 episode, saying, “When it came to directing ‘Jane,’ as the star of the show — as a woman, as Latina, I was like, ‘I need to come so correct that I cannot be denied.'” After calling it “the most incredible experience,” Rodriguez noted that her episode happened to be “the highest-rated of the season” and concluded by noting that she has plans to “do more [directing] next year — in our final season.” However, the CW has not yet made any official announcements or pick-ups for returning shows next season. “Jane The Virgin” is not Rodriguez’s only project at the CW. She is also developing a female-driven drama entitled “Femme” and a dramedy about an undocumented immigrant called “Illegal.” Back in January, CW president Mark Pedowitz told Variety that he wanted to “stay in the Gina Rodriguez business.” “Gina is a friend,” he said. “She is a special, special person. Really, she is the real frickin’ deal. That’s how much I feel about her and respect her.” Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Jane Villanueva on the comedic take on a telenovela in 2015. It was the first-ever Globe for the network. The latest episode of “Jane The Virgin” grabbed approximately 600,000 live+same day viewers and earned a 0.2 in the 18-49 demo. It is averaging a 0.3 in adults 18-49 and 652,000 viewers per episode in live+same day this season, down around 30% in both measures from last season. It remains one of CW’s lowest-rated originals, ranking above only “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and freshman shows “Valor,” “Dynasty” and “Life Sentence,” the last of which debuted last week.
Mariah Carey, M.I.A. and Mindy Kaling are among the stars to send prayers to the people of Sri Lanka after a series of co-ordinated explosions killed more than 200 on Easter Sunday (21Apr19). Officials estimate at least 207 people died in the bombings of four hotels and three churches, where holiday services were being held, in and around the capital of Colombo and in the city of Batticaloa, where 450 others were injured. The news prompted a string of celebrities to take to social media to express their shock and sadness at the headlines. "Sri Lanka, my heart is with you. I'm praying for everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. Stay strong," tweeted Mariah Carey, as rapper M.I.A., whose parents hail from the South Asian nation. Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds shared, "heartbroken for the people of Sri Lanka. there are no words that could possibly bring comfort or understanding at times like these - I can only offer my deepest sorrow and love along with the millions of others mourning today." Ciara tweeted, "Praying for you Sri Lanka. My heart is crushed," and Kelly Rowland took to Instagram to write, "On this Resurrection Sunday, I'd like to take the time to simply send love and prayers to Sri Lanka...! Today, please take the time and say a prayer for Sri Lanka! Praying for my brothers and sisters through Christ!" Meanwhile, actress Mindy Kaling, whose family is of Indian heritage, shared a link to a Washington Post article about the tragedy, and urged fans to "think about including these people in your prayers" on Easter Sunday. "I'm Hindu, but Easter is one of the most moving and beautiful holidays," she posted. "I do believe in the power of prayer, even from strangers half the world away." There were also tributes from world leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump and former leader Barack Obama, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The wrapper of a candy ring used in Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas' Las Vegas wedding is being sold on eBay for thousands of dollars. Due to the last minute nature of the pair's nuptials, which took place at the fabled A Little White Wedding Chapel on 1 May (19), they used a Ring Pop Sours as a temporary stand-in for a more permanent ring. Elvis Presley impersonator Jesse Garon officiated the wedding, and found the wrapper while he was being interviewed about the ceremony by U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight. Seizing his opportunity, Garon then put the wrapper on the U.S. auction site - with the bid standing at $4,050 (£3,090) as WENN went to press. As well as getting the "slightly used" wrapper if they win the auction, the victor will also receive a copy of the moment Garon found the trash, in addition to a "certificate of authenticity" signed by the minister. To further encourage bids on the item, Garon states in the description it is "a great gift for the Jonas Brothers fanatic the has everything (sic)." Fans clearly agree with him, as the lot already has a staggering 82 bids - with seven days still left in the auction. According to reports, Game of Thrones star Turner and her singer spouse decided to go ahead with the Vegas wedding in a bid to make their union official in the U.S. before they celebrate with a larger ceremony in France later this year. Their Sin City nuptials took place just hours after the Billboard Music Awards, with the date also the same day late singer Elvis married wife Priscilla 52 years previously. Asked about the tribute, Priscilla acknowledged it was "very sweet, really, really, very sweet," during a chat with Us Weekly magazine.
The TV and radio personality is known for wearing sharply tailored suits and crisp white shirts while chatting with celebs on the red carpet. While Ryan rarely varies his onscreen uniform, he has now shared that he is also a creature of habit when it comes to fragrance and has been using Yves De Sistelle’s Thallium for Men for many years. “Now this is a little bit random. It was given to me as a gift by a friend, I would say almost 20 years ago. I said to him, ‘Where did you get this?’ And he said, ‘The drugstore.’ So I don’t think it’s a very fancy item, but it is a cologne that I just found worked,” the 44-year-old recalled in a chat with New York Magazine's The Strategist. “It wasn’t too strong, but it was one that when I put it on, people actually asked me what it is. You know, at some point, you can’t smell it yourself, but I got more questions about it, and so I kept using it, and when I use it, people say that it smells good, so I stuck with it. But it’s been an old favorite for a long time.” Among the other products Ryan keeps his bathroom cabinet stocked with include Victory Barber & Brand Super-Dry Hair Paste and skincare products from the Polished by Dr. Lancer range, which he partnered on with the dermatologist back in 2017. The presenter is especially a fan of the Dual Cleanse and Shave formula, which takes just a few minutes to use in the morning. “You get to use the cleanser and the shave at the same time, and I think, for a man, anything that simplifies a regimen in the morning, especially when you’re talking about shaving and washing your face, makes it easier and simplifies it, it’s always a plus. You lather up, just like you do your shaving cream, and then it serves as a cleanser, as well,” he insisted.