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'Bachelorette' Clare 'Likes' Tweets Speculating She Was 'Forced Out'

Clare Crawley has stayed silent on Tayshia Adams filling in for her on The Bachelorette — but her most recent “likes” on Twitter seem to hint at how the big switch goes down. ET learned on Aug. 3 that Clare exited her role as Bachelorette after falling for a contestant roughly two weeks into filming; Tayshia was brought in as a new lead. 

ABC and Warner Bros. have yet to confirm the switch, but have teased it in promos for the season. Fans have been trying to figure out the timeline for how Tayshia — a fan favorite for the role before Clare was cast — was brought in, and Clare’s “likes” may offer some clarity. 

Clare liked a series of tweets by user Marietou Sangare on Saturday, which defended Clare’s portrayal on The Bachelorette and speculated about how everything went down. 

“I think they were trying to force her out on some real. It was reported that she quit 12 days after filming and she locked herself in her room and wouldn’t come out, which was hard to believe considering how bad she wanted it,” Marietou wrote in the first tweet Clare liked. “And I really feel like they are giving her a bad edit( just my opinion). They are feeding into the narrative and the rumors and making it seem like it was Clares decision that this ended and i feel like that’s not the case.” 

“They had Tayshia quarantined 9 days after Clare started filming. They wanted to remove Clare,” Marietou speculated in another tweet liked by Clare. “And I just don’t think it’s fair.”

Marietou’s tweets continued, “Production knows exactly what they were doing. They’ve never had a lead just ‘quit’ and with how excited and how bad Clare wanted this, I doubt it. They were ready with a back up and as soon as they found out that Clare was into Dale it was a wrap.” 

She added in another tweet liked by Clare, “Production has control over literally everything. They know what they’re doing.” 

Production has control over literally everything. They know what they’re doing

Promos for Clare’s season have shown her strong connection to contestant Dale Moss, and host Chris Harrison telling her she’s just “blown up” the show. Tayshia supposedly makes her entrance after that, but details remain unclear. 

In an interview with ET earlier this month, Clare called her connection to Dale “electric” — and said she wanted Tayshia as the Bachelorette. 

“I wanted Tayshia as the Bachelorette… like, I support her,” Clare shared. “I think she’s beautiful, I think she’s a very grounded woman, a woman who knows what she wants. I completely support that, I supported her….I’ve wanted her to be the Bachelorette forever. I always was for that.”

The Bachelorette airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. See more in the video below. 

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Flawless Gift Alert: The LEVO II Makes Herbal Infusion So Easy and Chic

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We pretty much all have the same basic appliances in our kitchen. A microwave, a toaster oven, maybe a Keurig or electric kettle. Maybe you also have a blender or food processor, or a George Foreman grill hiding in the back of your cabinet. And they’re all great! But are they truly leveling up your meals, or are they simply performing their basic, essential duties?

If you or someone you love is always trying out new recipes in the kitchen, we have just the appliance for you. That also goes for if you’re into making candles, soaps, body scrubs and skincare. The possibilities go on and on when you have a LEVO II. How would you like to infuse oils or butters with aromatic, delicious herbs with just the touch of a button? What if you could even elevate your kitchen decor while doing so? We know we’re in!

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Grab your lab coat, because the LEVO II is a revolutionary appliance that will leave you feeling like an alchemist. One who puts very little effort into their experiments while practically being guaranteed flawless results. Not a bad job. Over 200 reviewers are just loving their LEVO IIs, with 97% saying they would recommend it to a friend. They say it’s “so simple to use,” naming it “the best infusion machine out there.” One even called it the “best thing since sliced bread.” Now that is an honor!

The LEVO II can infuse up to 19 oz of oil or butter. Use it for homemade salad dressings, flavorful dips, delicious marinades and so much more, especially when you consider the candle and skincare possibilities. The best part? You can do all of this with no mess. Even when it’s time to clean up, this chic little machine has dishwasher-safe components!

The LEVO II has three settings: dry, activate and infuse. It’s an all-in-one device, and the creators seriously thought of everything, even down to the silicone stirrer that minimizes aeration to increase the shelf life of your infusions. We also love that there is smell control to “reduce the aroma disbursement” around your home!

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The LEVO II has a digital display screen with super clear and easy-to-use time and temperature controls. You can even save your favorite settings by using the accompanying app. But how does it actually work? There are just a few simple steps. Turn it on, add your pod protector and place a packed herb pod inside. Set your cycle, then add butter or oil. Then, it’s time. Get ready, get set and dispense your infusion into a cup, a jar or whatever else. It’s just like a simple coffee machine — but capable of so much more.

As we mentioned, the visual design of this piece is also a big selling point for us. It has an ultra-modern, streamlined shape and comes in five colors: Jet Black, Robin Blue, Cayenne Red, Meyer Yellow and Alpine White. You’re bound to find one that will fit beautifully in your kitchen!

Even the actual process of buying your LEVO II is elevated. First, you get a three-year warranty. You also get a 100-day risk-free trial, during which you can always return, no questions asked. And if you want to save a little? There’s actually a referral program. If you refer a friend, they’ll get 10% off, and if they keep their LEVO II past the first 100 days, you’ll get a $25 Amazon gift card!

This is definitely the type of item you’ll want to treat yourself to, but with the holidays up, we’re definitely recommending it as a gift too. Your recipient won’t see it coming, but they’ll be so thrilled once they realize what it is. It also makes for a great wedding gift, or a generous housewarming gift for any couple or new homeowner who loves brewing up new, delectable concoctions. Plus, they’ll probably invite you over to try out all of their latest creations. We don’t buy people gifts for our own benefit, but we’re not ones to deny some herbaceous pasta or desserts!

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Sundance Institute Names Seven New Members To Board Of Trustees

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ann Lewnes, Wonya Lucas have joined the Sundance Institute Board of Trustees alongside Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Kelso, William Plapinger, and Junaid Sarieddeen who joined over the last year. The group will work closely with Board Chair Pat Mitchell and Executive Director Keri Putnam.

“We are so grateful to welcome the expertise and unique perspectives of Kimberlé, Uzodinma, Amanda, Ann, Bill, and Junaid to Sundance as we move forward in this challenging time,” saidMitchell.Our board possesses the right skills, a broad range of talents and a high level of commitment to our founding values and ethics to guide the organization’s mission oriented work in supporting emerging artists around the world and connecting audiences to their stories.”

The new members  join the Institute’s board comprised of Robert Redford, President & Founder; Pat Mitchell, Chair; Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Vice Chair; Ebs Burnough, Vice Chair; Sean Bailey, Ritesh Batra, Jason Blum,  Lisa-Michele Church, Kenneth Cole, Pascal Desroches, Fred Dust, Philipp Engelhorn, Caterina Fake, Robert J. Frankenberg, Donna Gruneich, Cindy Harrell Horn, Charles D. King, Lisa Kron, Lyn Davis Lear, Gigi Pritzker, Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, Amy Redford, Geoffrey K. Sands, Nadine Schiff-Rosen, and Lynette Wallworth.

The Sundance Institute Board has typically included between 24-28 members. With three board members terms concluding, and additions over the last year, the Institute is now composed of a 32-person Board, 10 of whose members self-identify as BIPOC and six of whom self-identify as Black. The Board is 50% men and 50% women.

Crenshaw is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, and the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School. She is the Promise Institute Professor at UCLA Law School and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor at Columbia Law School. She is popularly known for her development of “intersectionality,” “Critical Race Theory,” and the #SayHerName Campaign, and is the host of the podcast Intersectionality Matters!, a columnist for The New Republic, and the moderator of the widely impactful webinar series Under The Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that the Twin Pandemics Lay Bare.

Iweala is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor. As the CEO of The Africa Center, he is dedicated to promoting a new narrative about Africa and is Diaspora.

Kelso has spent the last 25 years serving as a creative communications and brand leader for global tech companies as well as lending her skills to non-profit organizations and startups. Her tenure includes overseeing the stewardship of Instagram’s community of more than one billion people, serving as the Managing Director of Google Creative Lab, and providing creative digital leadership at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and West Ventures.

Lewnes is the EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Adobe, a position she has held for over a decade.

Lucas is president and chief executive officer of Crown Media Family Networks. Lucas oversees the company’s portfolio of entertainment brands, including linear networks Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama; and subscription video on demand service Hallmark Movies Now.

Plapinger was a partner for almost three decades (and is now Senior Counsel) at the global law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and has dedicated most of his time since 2012 to the not-for-profit sector, primarily education, as well as conservation and the arts.

Sarieddeen is a theatre actor, director, dramaturge, and a founding member of Beirut-based Zoukak Theatre Company (2006). He has directed several theatre plays with Zoukak and other artists including, Ish Ibka… (2007), Lucena / Obedience Training (2013), Heavens (2014), The Jokers (2017), and 36 Abbas street, Haifa (2017).

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‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney To Helm Lionsgate Action Drama ‘Shadow Force’

Victoria Mahoney, who is the first woman ever to direct a Star War movie, will direct the Kerry Washington-Sterling K. Brown action drama Shadow Force for Lionsgate. Mahoney served as the second unit director on Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. 

Shadow Force, written by Leon Chills and Joe Carnahan, follows an estranged husband and wife with a bounty on their heads who must go on the run with their son to avoid their former employer – a unit of shadow ops that has been sent to kill them.

Shadow Force is being produced by Stephen “Dr.” Love, who is producing through his Made with Love Media company, along with Washington, who is producing through her production company Simpson Street; Brown, who is producing through his Indian Meadows Productions; and Simpson Street’s Pilar Savone. The film is executive produced by Indian Meadows’ Danielle Reardon, Jennifer Wiley-Stockton, and by Katherine Atkinson.

“Victoria is one of the most impressive and in-demand directors working today,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group President of Production Erin Westerman. “Like with all of her work, she will bring iconic action, warmth, style, and gravitas to Shadow Force. We know she, along with Kerry and Sterling and the talented production team will elevate this exciting production.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Victoria Mahoney,” said Washington and Brown in a joint statement. “Her vision is inspiring. Her enthusiasm is infectious. Her artistry and insight have already deepened this electrifying project.”

Mahoney has steadily been a director in demand, helming episodes of Lovecraft Country, Grey’s Anatomy, Power, American Crime, Claws, Queen Sugar, and I Am the Night, among others. During her career, she has been hired by JJ Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Patti Jenkins, John Ridley, and Debbie Allen.

Mahoney directed her first feature Yelling to the Sky in 2011, which made its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival where it was nominated for a Golden Bear. A New York City native, Mahoney developed Yelling to the Sky through the Directors and Screenwriters Sundance Institute Labs and was named an Auerbach Fellow, Annenberg Fellow, Cinereach Fellow, Maryland Fellow, Tribeca Fellow, and IFP Narrative Lab Fellow.

She is represented by CAA and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano. Shadow Force is being overseen at Lionsgate by Aaron Janus, and Aaron Edmonds. Quinn Curry is overseeing the production for Made With Love Media. Lionsgate’s Robert Melnik negotiated the deal on behalf of the studio.

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This Is Us season 5 release date: How many episodes are in This Is Us series 5?

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This Is Us season five will be arriving on NBC very soon and viewers in the US have been waiting a long time for the next batch of episodes. The family drama series has been gripping fans in the US since it made its debut in 2016, and the series follows the families of two parents. Fans are keen to find out how many episodes are in season five, and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

How many episodes are in This Is Us series 5?

This Is Us has been such a success that in May 2019, NBC decided to renew the series for a further three seasons, meaning there is plenty more drama to come.

The fifth season lands on October 27 and the series will continue to follow the lives of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore).

The episodes follow the children of Jack and Rebecca – Kevin (played by Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K Brown) – who was adopted by the family.

The start of season five will see the siblings celebrating their 40th birthdays, and the first two episodes have been aptly named Forty: Part One and Forty: Part Two.

Fans will be pleased to hear season five will follow suit when it comes to the number of episodes, as there will once again be 18 parts to the new season.

Usually the episodes are all given unique titles, however the names for the new episodes are yet to be revealed by NBC.

Fans were thrilled when they found out the series was being renewed, and the NBC co-chairman, Paul Telegdy, suggested there was no particular end in sight for the show.

Viewers fell in love with the show’s concept as it follows different characters over a number of different time frames.

The series has received countless Emmy nominations and Screen Actors Guild Awards since it started airing. Creator Dan Fogelman Tweeted following the news of the season renewal, saying: “Three years ago, we were live-tweeting the premiere of our TV show, hoping someone, anyone might watch…Today our friends at @nbc picked up #ThisIsUs for THREE more seasons, bringing us to six.”

He went on to add how the show has received a huge amount of support, adding: “It’s also due to our impassioned, dedicated fans. Some days you guys hate Miguel, some days you guys love Miguel, but we ALWAYS love you.” Miguel Rivas (Jon Huertas) is Rebecca’s second husband in the series.

Each episode usually takes place in the present day, and it includes flashbacks so fans can delve into each character’s past.

Kevin and Kate were two of three babies born to Rebecca and Jack – their third triplet, Kyle, was stillborn and so the family chose to adopt a third child – Randall.

A sneak peek from season five has been uploaded on Twitter and it shows Kevin visiting his sister Kate, and he is wearing a facemask to depict life during the coronavirus lockdown.

Kevin reveals to Kate that his partner Madison (Caitlin Thompson), is expecting twins, and Kate ‘air hugs’ the pair, congratulating them.

Fans are excited to see what happens next, with one saying on Twitter: “Madison and Kevin are adorable! Can’t wait to watch the new episodes! Randall and Kevin are making me nervous!”

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Following the release of some first-look images, another fan said: “I know I am one of the few, but I like Madison and Kevin together! Look how sweet those pics are.”

Fans in the US have previously been able to watch the series on Hulu, however this year the episodes will air on the NBC service Peacock.

The new episodes will air a week after their initial release on NBC, so if fans wish to watch the series online, they will be a week behind.

Fans in the UK will also be able to watch the latest episodes on Amazon Prime Video, and the upcoming episodes are said to focus on the coronavirus outbreak, and the poignant Black Lives Matter protests.

Actor Hartley has been teasing parts of the latest season on his Instagram account, saying: “The best plans you’ll have all year kick off 10/27!.”

Actress Metz spoke to Entertainment Tonight Canada about how season five was created in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

She said: “We as a cast were like ‘Oh my gosh, what if the show doesn’t come back this year? We don’t want to miss a whole season.’

“I have to say I have never felt more safe on set because of the protocols. There has been such a process and so much energy and time and money into making sure we are safe.

“We are absolutely full-on addressing what is going on in the country and in the world right now. The pandemic, of course, and then all of the racial injustice and social unrest that’s going on.

“I’m really grateful that we are because I think it’s going to enlighten a lot of people and create a conversation.”

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Yep, That's Nicole Kidman Singing Undoing's 'Dream' Theme — Watch

Holy Moulin Rouge flashback!

Oscar winner Nicole Kidman‘s considerable, rarely-heard pipes are being put to use in HBO’s six-episode limited series The Undoing, which premiered Sunday (read recap).

The sometimes-chanteuse recorded a cover of “Dream a Little Dream of Me” for the thriller’s opening title sequence, which features a young version of Kidman’s Undoing character Grace playing with bubbles and picking flowers and just generally being all innocent and childlike (watch the opening above).

The 1931 standard was first recorded by Ozzie Nelson, but became popularized by The Mamas & The Papas in 1968 (with Cass Elliot on lead vocals).

Mainstream audiences were first treated to Kidman’s vocal chops in Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 jukebox musical Moulin Rouge. Since then she has only occasionally put her warbler hat on, most notably in the 2009 musical Nine and in Netflix’s upcoming film version of the Broadway musical The Prom (watch teaser).

Based on the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel You Should Have Known and adapted for TV by Kidman’s Big Little Lies scribe David E. Kelley, The Undoing follows a well-to-do Manhattan couple (Kidman and Hugh Grant) whose existence is turned upside down when something tragic and super-spoilery happens. Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Donald Sutherland (Trust) and Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) round out the cast.

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Chloë Sevigny Posed Nude While 9 Months Pregnant for Playgirl's New Issue

Chloë Sevigny bared all earlier this year — while nine months pregnant, no less.

On Monday, Playgirl unveiled its relaunched print edition, with the Oscar-nominated actress, 45, and her baby bump gracing the magazine's cover. Sevigny shot the stunning 21-photo spread back in March with photographer Mario Sorrenti, just weeks before she welcomed son Vanja on May 2 with boyfriend Sinisa Mackovic.

In the cover story, with an interview conducted later in May after becoming a newly minted mother, Sevigny opens up about her path to motherhood.

"It was just something that was supposed to happen, and in my early 40s, when it hadn't, I was like, 'I have to sort of actively try and make this happen' … and then I struggled for a while," said the We Are Who We Are star.

Added Sevigny of how she finally became pregnant: "We had a night out dancing and drinking and went home … and then it just happened, and it stuck, which I had had trouble with in the past. And I was like, 'Wow, this one — he/she — wants to be here.' "

Elsewhere in the story, Sevigny explained how she'll manage a work-life balance as a parent, saying, "I'm going to have to work, but I think I'll just have to pick and choose what that is, and hopefully it won't be that far from home."

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Chloë Sevigny Says She 'Always Secretly Desired a Girl' Before Welcoming Son Vanja

News of Sevigny’s pregnancy first broke this past January, when her rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the actress was expecting her first child with Mackovic. The couple was spotted on a stroll in New York City, smiling with one another as Mackovic embraced her growing baby bump before they shared a kiss.

Mackovic, who is the director of Karma Art Gallery in New York City, has been in a relationship with Sevigny for more than a year.

In April, the American Horror Story alum said that she and Mackovic still hadn't decided on a name for their little one. "Our baby's due in eight days and we don't have a name yet," Sevigny said during a Q&A with Homme Girls. She also joked that her "idea of fun" at the moment would be "pushing this bebe out."

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Chloë Sevigny Reveals Her Son's Name as She Shares First Photo of the Baby Boy

In an interview for WSJ. Magazine's September issue, Sevigny shared how she's been adapting to parenthood, explaining how her pre-baby organization has gone out the window since bringing home her new addition.

"I'm usually really good at time management. I'm actually really proud of how I get everything done in a day. I keep lists, and I'm very organized," said Sevigny at the time. "Since I've had the baby, I'm just like, I don't know how anybody gets anything done. I have to cook for everyone, then clean, then feed him, then clean him."

"We're lucky we have my mother coming and helping us a few times a week for a few hours," she added. "We've been lucky that Sinisa's been home from work, and he helps all the time. He's on Zoom calls 24 hours a day, half of them holding the baby."

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2 Notre Dame Students Killed, 1 Injured, After Being Hit by Car Near Campus: 'So Shattering'

Two University of Notre Dame students were killed over the weekend after being struck by a vehicle just a mile away from their Indiana campus, according to officials.

In a press release, the university confirmed the fatal incident and identified the victims as Valeria Espinel and Olivia Lara Rojas, who were both 19-year-old first-year students.

A third student, who was a sophomore — identified by the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office (SJCPO) as 19-year-old Eduardo Jose Elias Calderon — was also struck by the vehicle but is currently hospitalized, according to the university.

"On behalf of the entire Notre Dame community, I express our deepest condolences and pray that our students’ families and friends may find God’s grace and solace after so shattering a loss," University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins said in a statement. "We also pray for a full recovery of our student who remains hospitalized as a result of the accident."

According to a press release from the SJCPO, the incident unfolded on Saturday morning just after 4 a.m. local time. Authorities said a Toyota Sienna minivan was traveling southbound on Ironwood Road when it struck three individuals.

According to The South Bend Tribune, the road that the individuals were walking on does not have sidewalks and is near an apartment complex where many Notre Dame upperclassmen and graduate students live.

After hitting the trio, the minivan made a "sharp left," collided with a house on the 54000 block of Ironwood Road and came to a stop against the front of the residence, the SJCPO's press release stated.

The owner of the house told The Tribune that he was sleeping at the time of the crash but felt the car come through his bedroom wall.

"I heard the boom, felt the house shake and heard stuff fall off the wall," said the man, who did not want to disclose his identity, adding that he called 911 and then went outside to see what had occurred.

Meanwhile, as the victims were lying in the roadway, SJCPO authorities said a second vehicle, a Chevrolet Impala, was traveling southbound on Ironwood Road and ended up striking Espinel again.

Both female victims — Rojas of Bolivia and Espinel of Ecuador — were pronounced dead at the scene, while Calderon of the Dominican Republic was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he remains in critical condition, according to police.

As for the drivers, the SJCPO said the Sienna was being operated by Justin Cavallo of South Bend. Cavallo, 25, suffered minor injuries but remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

He also had a passenger inside the vehicle, whom police identified as Rafik Tannir of South Bend. Tannir, 24, was uninjured in the incident.

The driver of the Impala, Darlene Holden of South Bend, also did not suffer any injuries. Holden, 54, also remained at the scene of the accident, according to police.

"The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT) was activated, per protocol, to handle the investigation," the SJCPO wrote. "This remains an active and ongoing investigation, and toxicology results are pending. We will release further information to the public as we are able to do so."

Added the St. Joseph's County Police Department in a Facebook post: "Sheriff and the entire County Police Department send their condolences to the entire University of Notre Dame family and the families of the students involved in this tragedy. We also thank and pray for our SJCPD officers and all the other first responders whom made the scene to help this morning."

In the wake of the tragedy, the University of Notre Dame announced they would be offering counseling and campus ministry support to students, as well as a campus-wide prayer service on Saturday evening.

"Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing as we come together in prayer. A procession to the Grotto will follow the prayer service," the university wrote in an Instagram post. "We also encourage students to utilize the @uccnd and @ndministry as resources during this very difficult time."

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‘Batwoman’ Unveils First Look at Javicia Leslie in the New Batsuit

The CW has released two first-look images for the “Batwoman” suit redesign based around actress Javicia Leslie’s character, Ryan Wilder.

The outfit will be featured starting in Season 2, episode 3, and is the first original design for the new Batwoman, as Leslie takes over the mantle from Ruby Rose, who led the show during its first season. Leslie is the first Black woman to portray a live-action version of the superhero on TV or film.

“I love the fact that Ryan is becoming her own Batwoman — it’s her style, her swag, and her moment,” Leslie said in a statement. “I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl. With the form-fitting suit and beautiful Afro, we definitely nailed it!”

The new outfit was conceptualized by Maya Mani and created by Ocean Drive Leather, while Janice Workman crafted the wig and Cory Roberts styled the makeup. Mani said the design is meant to highlight Leslie’s physical athleticism and offer a fresh take for the new character.

The black and red outfit features various new differences, but most notably, a new wig. Gone is the straight red hair, as the new design swaps in curly hair with red streaks. Also new to the character are the red gauntlets and a new belt with the bat logo. The laser-etched suit has other differences as well, visible in the first looks offered by the CW.

The suit embodies Ryan’s shift from using the Batwoman persona for personal gain to discovering the importance of the superhero as a symbol to Gotham City, said executive producer Caroline Dries in a press release. As she’s not the same person as Kate Kane (Rose), the woman who donned the suit before her, changes must be made to reflect her own style.

“As Ryan embraces everything that makes her special, she adjusts the suit to fit her physically and figuratively,” said Dries. “This meant creating a new body design and new cowl that was undeniably a statement that screamed ‘powerful.’”

Take a look at the images of Leslie as Batwoman below.

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Alisson reveals God and wanting to prove Liverpool medical staff wrong helped him come back from injury early

ALISSON has revealed his mission to prove Liverpool’s medical staff wrong after being told he could be sidelined for six weeks.

The Brazilian keeper also admitted it was tough missing Liverpool’s 7-2 thrashing against Aston Villa after suffering a shoulder injury ahead of the clash.

Alisson gave Liverpool a boost when returning for Saturday’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United, just three weeks after picking up the problem.

Preparing for the home Champions League clash with FC Midtjylland, he said: “It is good to be back. I am really happy.

"As soon as the doctor said four to six weeks, I said ‘no doc, we go to two or three weeks maximum.’ Then I went for it.

“I pray a lot. I really do. Also, I had a lot of treatment. Everyday I was at the club for five or six hours and I was working with the fitness department.

“After two weeks, I was brought together with the goalie coach, doing catching but not diving. After two-and-half weeks, I started to dive.

"Three days later, I started with hard goal kicks and full diving and on Friday, I gave the boss the green light that I could play.

“I am glad it was only three weeks. Not being involved in every game, like the Atletico match last season or the Villa game, is always hard.

"As a player, you want to be out there helping the team”

Alisson admitted it will be difficult playing without defender Virgil van Dijk who has a long-term ACL injury.

Fabinho will once again deputise against the Danes.

The Anfield number one said: “Fabinho is a fantastic player but we will miss Virgil a lot. We cannot deny that.”

Apart from van Dijk, Liverpool will once again be without the injured Joel Matip, Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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