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Middle Child’s Day: Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, & 7 More Of The Sexiest Middle Siblings In Hollywood

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It’s Middle Child’s Day! On this unofficial holiday, we’re saluting the celebrity middle children who stand out. See pics of Kim Kardashian and more with their siblings!

Who knew there were so many middle children in Hollywood! These celebs might be the middle child, but they totally stand out from the pack. On Middle Child’s Day, we’re taking a look at some of the hottest celebrity middle children!

Middle siblings have a bit of a reputation of causing a few scuffles, but the only kind of trouble these stars have gotten into is the good kind. These stars have fully risen to be some of the most lauded, celebrated, and famous stars today. Check out photos of famous middle children like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and more with one or more of their siblings!

Kim Kardashian

We can’t begin to talk about siblings without first mentioning the Kardashian women! Kim, 39, is the middle sibling between her two sisters Kourtney, 41, and Khloe, 36. Despite her middle child placement, Kim is always there for her two sisters and they are there for her, either providing support to one another or posing for some hot pics. The Kardashian and Jenner sisters — including Kendall, 24, and Kylie, 23 — gave us major Spice Girls vibes with this snap!

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez and one of her sisters sharing earbuds [SplashNews].

Jennifer Lopez is many things, and one of them is a family gal! She is so close to her two sisters, Leslie and Lynda. The two women have supported J.Lo through major milestones like her concerts and even earning her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Here, the Hustlers star appeared to be filming a scene from her lauded film and shared her earbud with one of her sisters!

Chris Hemsworth

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Chris Hemsworth with older brother Luke and younger brother Liam [SplashNews].

The Hemsworth brothers might just be the hottest trio in Hollywood. All three of them are incredibly successful actors and beloved by their fan bases. Chris Hemsworth, 37, might be best known as Thor: The God of Thunder throughout the many Marvel Cinematic Universe films, but to brothers Liam, 30, and Luke, 39, he’s just part of the gang!

Joe Jonas

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Joe Jonas and brothers Nick and Kevin perform together [SplashNews].

Much like the Hemsworth brothers, the Jo’ Bros are also incredibly close! The trio formed their band in the mid-2000s and have been touring together ever since. Joe Jonas, 30, is the middle child between his brothers Kevin, 32, and Nick, 27. The famous trio also has a baby brother named Franke, who is 19. But for longtime fans of the famous trio, Joe will always be the middle!

Zoe Saldana

Whether she’s on screen or stunning on the cover of a magazine, Zoe Saldana always looks so powerful and independent. But behind the gorgeous Avatar star are her two sisters, Mariel and Cisley! The trio are so, so close and during this difficult time they’ve been showing their bond through zoom meetings! Too sweet!

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato, 27, has a strong bond with the women in her family. Her mother, Dianna De La Garza, also has daughters Dallas Lovato, 32, and Madison De La Garza, 18. It’s not often that all of these women get together, but when they do, it is so clear how much they love and support one another! Just look at those smiles!

Britney Spears

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Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn out and about [BACKGRID].

It can be a bit lonely being the Princess of Pop, luckily, Britney Spears, 38, has her two siblings by her side! Brit is the middle child between her older brother, Bryan Spears, 43, and her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, 29. The trio aren’t photographed together often, but we can just tell how close their bond is.

Miley Cyrus

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Miley and Noah Cyrus performing together [SplashNews].

A talent for music and lots of love runs deep in this family! Miley Cyrus, 27, is the middle daughter of her parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus’, brood! She and her younger sister, Noah Cyrus, 20, have both found huge success in the music industry. Miley also has an older sister named Brandi, 33, a brother name Trace, 31, brother Christopher Cody, 28, and younger brother named Braison Cyrus, 26!

Bella Hadid

These three siblings have total model behavior! Gigi Hadid, 25, Bella, 23, and Anwar, 21, are all famous in their own right and Bella falls right in the middle of her two equally talented sibs! As the middle kiddo, Bella has proved herself to be quite the beauty, completely equalling her older sister and younger brother!

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Netflix is developing a live action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ show

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Netflix announced this morning that it’s partnering with Ubisoft to adapt the game publisher’s “Assassin’s Creed” franchise into a live action series.

The franchise jumps around in history, telling the story of a secret society of assassins with “genetic memory” and their centuries-long battle the knights templar. It has sold 155 million games worldwide and was also turned into a nearly incomprehensible 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, which underperformed at the box office.

The companies say that they’re currently looking for a showrunner. Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik of Ubisoft’s film and television division will serve as executive producers. (In addition to working on adaptations of Ubisoft’s intellectual property, the publisher is also involved in the Apple TV+ industry comedy “Mythic Quest.”)

“We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for,” said Netflix’s vice president of original series Peter Friedlander in a statement. “From its breathtaking historical worlds and massive global appeal as one of the best selling video game franchises of all time, we are committed to carefully crafting epic and thrilling entertainment based on this distinct IP and provide a deeper dive for fans and our members around the world to enjoy.”

It sounds like there could be follow-up shows as well, with the announcement saying that Netflix and Ubisoft will “tap into the iconic video game’s trove of dynamic stories with global mass appeal for adaptations of live action, animated, and anime series.”

Netflix recently placed an eight-episode order for “Resident Evil,” another video game franchise that was previously adapted for the big screen. And it also had a big hit with its adaptation of “The Witcher,” which is based on a fantasy book series that was popularized via video games.

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Original Content podcast: ‘Lovecraft Country’ is gloriously bonkers

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As we tried to recap the first season of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” one thing became clear: The show is pretty nuts.

The story begins by sending Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his friend Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smolett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip across mid-’50s America in search of Tic’s missing father. You might assume that the search will occupy the entire season, or take even longer than that; instead, the initial storyline is wrapped up quickly.

And while there’s a story running through the whole season, most of the episodes are relatively self-contained, offering their own versions on various horror and science fiction tropes. There’s a haunted house episode, an Indiana Jones episode, a time travel episode and more.

The show isn’t perfect — the writing can be clunky, the special effects cheesy and cheap-looking. But at its best, it does an impressive job of mixing increasingly outlandish plots, creepy monsters (with plentiful gore) and a healthy dose of politics.

After all, “Lovecraft Country” (adapted form a book by Matt Ruff) is named after notoriously racist horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, but it focuses almost entirely on Black characters, making the case that old genres can be reinvigorated with diverse casts and a rethinking of political assumptions.

In addition to reviewing the show, the latest episode of the Original Content podcast also includes a discussion of Netflix earnings, the new season of “The Bachelorette” and the end of Quibi.

You can listen in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcasts or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also follow us on Twitter or send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)

And if you’d like to skip ahead, here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:36 Netflix discussion
3:18 “The Bachelorette”
6:30 Quibi
14:35 “Lovecraft Country” review
31:32 “Lovecraft Country” spoiler discussion

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The short, strange life of Quibi

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“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. “We cannot thank you enough for being there with us, and for us, every step of the way.”

With that, the founding executives confirmed the rumors and put Quibi to bed, a little more than six months after launching the service.

Starting a business is an impossibly difficult task under nearly any conditions, but even in a world that’s littered with high-profile failures, the streaming service’s swan song was remarkable for both its dramatically brief lifespan and the amount of money the company managed to raise (and spend) during that time.

A month ahead of its commercial launch, Quibi announced that it had raised another $750 million. That second round of funding brought the yet-to-launch streaming service’s funding up to $1.75 billion — roughly the same as the gross domestic product of Belize, give or take $100 million.

“We concluded a very successful second raise which will provide Quibi with a strong cash runway,” CFO Ambereen Toubassy told the press at the time. “This round of $750 million gives us tremendous flexibility and the financial wherewithal to build content and technology that consumers embrace.”

Quibi’s second funding round brought the yet-to-launch streaming service’s funding up to $1.75 billion — roughly the same as the gross domestic product of Belize, give or take $100 million.

From a financial perspective, Quibi had reason to be hopeful. Its fundraising ambitions were matched only by the aggressiveness with which it planned to spend that money. At the beginning of the year, Whitman touted the company’s plans to spend up to $100,000 per minute of programming — $6 million per hour. The executive proudly contrasted the jaw-dropping sum to the estimated $500 to $5,000 an hour spent by YouTube creators.

For Whitman and Katzenberg — best known for their respective reigns at HP and Disney — money was key to success in an already crowded marketplace. $1 billion was a drop in the bucket compared to the $17.3 billion Netflix was expected to spend on original content in 2020, but it was a start.

Following in the footsteps of Apple, who had also recently announced plans to spend $1 billion to launch its own fledgling streaming service, the company was enlisting A-List talent, from Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro and Ridley Scott to Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and LeBron James. If your name carried any sort of clout in Hollywood boardrooms, Quibi would happily cut you a check, seemingly regardless of content specifics.

Quibi’s strategy primarily defined itself by itself by its constraints. In hopes of attracting younger millennial and Gen Z, the company’s content would be not just mobile-first, but mobile-only. There would be no smart TV app, no Chromecast or AirPlay compatibility. Pricing, while low compared to the competition, was similarly off-putting. After a 90-day free trial, $4.99 got you an ad-supported subscription. And boy howdy, were there ads. Ads upon ads. Ads all the way down. Paying another $3 a month would make them go away.

Technological constraints and Terms of Service fine print forbade screen shots — a fundamental understanding of how content goes viral in 2020 (though, to be fair, one shared with other competing streaming services). Amusingly, the inability to share content led to videos like this one of director Sam Raimi’s perplexingly earnest “The Golden Arm.”

It features a built-on laugh track from viewers as Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan lies in a hospital bed after refusing to remove a golden prosthetic. It’s an allegory, surely, but not one intentionally played for laughs. Many of the videos that did ultimately make the rounds on social media were regarded as a curiosity — strange artifacts from a nascent streaming service that made little sense on paper.

Most notable of all, however, were the “quick bites” that gave the service its confusingly pronounced name. Each program would be served in 5-10 minute chunks. The list included films acquired by the service, sliced up into “chapters.” Notably, the service didn’t actually purchase the content outright; instead, rights were set to revert to their creators after seven years. Meanwhile, after two years, content partners were able to “reassemble” the chunks back into a movie for distribution.

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