In this episode:
- The first lady of Zimbabwe faces assault charges for going HAM on a money-grubbing model who set eyes on her son.
- Netflix wins big and lands Shondaland (thank ya’ Lord).
- And time period drama “Frontier” attempts to hang with the greats like #GOT and The Tudors, but sadly falls short.
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Question of the week: What’s your favorite movie in the Mission Impossible saga?
The first lady of Zimbabwe don’t play
Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe returned home on Tuesday from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assaulting a model in a hotel room. — Reuters
Tom Cruise is too old to be jumpin’ around in action movies
Tom Cruise’s accident on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 has left the actor with a broken ankle.
“During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt,” Paramount said Wednesday in a statement. “Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery.” — Hollywood Reporter
What We’re Streaming
Younger: Season 1
Created by: Darren Star (also behind Beverly Hills 90210, Sex and the City, Melrose Place)
After being mistaken for younger than she really is, a single mother decides to take the chance to reboot her career and her love life as a 26-year old. — IMDb
Follows Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-Native American outlaw who is campaigning to breach the Hudson’s Bay Company’s monopoly on the fur trade in Canada. — IMDb
The Latest in Streaming
Shondaland comes to Netflix
Shonda Rhimes has signed an exclusive multiyear deal with Netflix. Rhimes is responsible for creating successful shows including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” for ABC. The series that are already in development for ABC will remain on the network, including a “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff. — NYT
HBO cyber attack
Hackers who have demanded $6 million from HBO in a ramson attack have leaked several episodes of the network’s shows. These include episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the latest episode of “Insecure,” and some episodes of “Ballers.” — VARIETY
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