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Ian Somerhalder Named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador!!

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Go green! 

Today is World Environment Day–a big day for our favorite smolderholder!

At today’s celebration in Barbados, Ian Somerhalder was designated a UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Goodwill ambassador.

“In Parliament in Barbados about to walk into a room with heads of state and the United Nations Environment Program to make my designation speech as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador. Wow. So surreal… Thank you all for standing here today with me- your voice is so loud. Your compassion so powerful. Thank you- now let’s make so serious shit happen. Lets make sure everyone around you know climate change is real,” he captioned the Instagram picture which showed him on his way to make the speech, which was in his mouth! 

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His new role will allow him to “reach people in a way that we cannot do with reports,” said Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Yeah, we thought he could save the world just by being handsome and flashing that gorgeous smile, but this will do too.

“Being from rural Louisiana, I spent all of my childhood completely engaged in the environment,” Somerhalder said during the designation ceremony, held at the Parliament of Barbados in Bridgetown. “When the gulf oil spill destroyed and massacred all of those bayous and waterways, I felt as if I had been attacked myself.” However, it spurred him to become an advocate for conservation.

“Today in particular, in beautiful Barbados, we celebrate World Environment Day,” he said. “The focus this year is on small island developing states, because we know that small islands are much more vulnerable to climate change, and right now we have to come up with creative solutions to adapt to those challenges.”

His involvement in UNEP is no surprise to any fan of Somerhalder’s, whose been long using his celebrity status to influence and persuade others to be more environmentally aware. He’s also the founder of The Ian Somerhalder foundation which “aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”

He recently branched out from the teen-drama to partake in Showtimes series, Years of Living Dangerously, which showed how an out-of-whack climate can completely destroy our eco-system.

Somerhalder recently shared his thoughts on climate change with the Global Post stating, “What scares me the most about climate change is, within 50 years, half of all species on earth will be extinct. We will be experiencing floods and droughts that will prohibit agriculture and fisheries. It’s going to be increasingly difficult for us to get food and water. And within that lies the balance of our very existence.”

The Vampire Diaries heartthrob can get fans to fall in love with him no problem, but will it be that easy to convince everyone to go green? Of course it will! (See that smile does work!)

The 35-year-old is competing against other celebrity Go-Green ambassadors in the World Environment Day Challenge. He’s up against: Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, and Yaya Touré, with his team in the lead! Woo, go Ian! 

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“Now is the time to go greener by making choices that are good for the people and good for the planet, and we can do it by coming together as community — businesses, schools, individuals and organizations … by connecting our resources and our skills to our passion for a more sustainable resource, efficient way of living. We can plant more trees, we can grow more kitchen gardens, we can think more carefully about how the decisions we make that affect and impact our own and only beautiful planet Earth. Connect to go greener with Team Ian,” he writes on the site.

Want to join Ian and make a difference??

Check out his Go Green team here and get familiar with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation! 

 Photo: Ian Somerhalder Instagram/Go Green Ambassador


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The CW Fall 2021 Premiere Dates: See When ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘All American’ and More

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Summer may be in full swing, but The CW is already looking forward to the fall… and all the upcoming premiere dates! 

The network dropped a lineup of premieres for their hit shows including Riverdale, All American, Nancy Drew, Batwoman, Walker and more. 

Newcomers Legends of the Hidden Temple and 4400 also snagged premiere dates. 

Nancy Drew moves to Friday’s for its third season. 

The Flash and Riverdale will grace Tuesday nights starting November 16. 

Walker and Legacies will resume on October 28 in their usual Thursday night spots. 

Check out the CW’s fall 2021 lineup below:

Friday, October 1

8-9 p.m. ET/PT Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season 8 premiere)

Friday, October 8

8-9 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Nancy Drew (Season 3 premiere)

Saturday, October 9

8-8:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Season 10 premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Original episode)
9-9:30 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Season 2 premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Original Episode)

Sunday, October 10

8-9 p.m. Legends of the Hidden Temple (New series premiere)
9-10 p.m. Killer Camp (Season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, October 13

8-9 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Batwoman (Season 3 premiere)

Thursday, October 14

8-9 p.m. Coroner (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Season 4 premiere)

Monday, October 25

8-9 p.m. All American (Season 4 premiere)
9-10 p.m. 4400 (New series premiere)

Thursday, October 28

8-9 p.m. Walker (Season 2 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Original episode)

Tuesday, November 16

8-9 p.m. The Flash (Season 8 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Riverdale (Season 6 premiere)


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‘Cruel Summer’ Renewed for a Second Season at Freeform Ahead of Finale

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'Cruel Summer' Renewed for a Second Season at Freeform Ahead of Finale

Cruel Summer may be airing its season finale tonight, but fans can already look forward to more spine-tingling thrills. 

Freeform has picked up the psychological drama for a second season, according to TVLine

“Renewing Cruel Summer for a Season 2 was an easy decision,” Freeform President Tara Duncan said.

“It’s the biggest series debut in Freeform’s history and the audience response has been overwhelmingly positive. [Executive producers] Jessica [Biel], Michelle [Purple] and [showrunner] Tia [Napolitano] did a phenomenal job telling an addictive story that’s tapped into the cultural zeitgeist. I’m excited to see where they take the series next,” she added.

Napolitano also noted: “Collaborating with Iron Ocean, our dedicated crew, charismatic cast, and our partners at Freeform and eOne has been the best first showrunning experience I could ask for. I am beyond grateful and excited by the amazing fan response to our show! Continuing to bottle Cruel Summer magic for a Season 2 is an absolute dream come true.”

The freshman drama stars Olivia Holt (Kate Wallis) and Chiara Aurelia (Jeanette Turner) whose worlds collide when Kate goes missing and later accuses Jeanette of knowing who kept her captive and not telling the police. Jeanette is adamant that she never saw Kate in captivity. The story is told over three timeliness in 1993, 1994, and 1995. 

The mystery is set to be resolved in tonight’s finale.

Per Deadline, Biel revealed that the mystery could return with a new story and the same characters or feature a new cast of characters. 

You can recap all of the Cruel Summer reviews below!


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2021-2022 TV Schedule: Find Out Which Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed

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2021-2022 TV Schedule: Find Out Which Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed

We’re entering the season of refreshing the page to see if your favorite shows have been renewed for the upcoming 2021-2022 TV season.

Since COVID-19 affected production on many shows and delayed their premieres, the criteria for what gets the green light and what ends up on the chopping block has become more stringent this go-around.

As usual, The CW gave an early renewal for most of their shows including Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Walker, Batwoman, and more. 

In a shocking twist, Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for season 18 along with sibling series Station 19. 

Unfortunately, not every show shared the same fate as Prodigal Son on FOX was given the ax after two seasons. 

Check out the list below to see which shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW have been renewed, canceled, or on the bubble. (TBD means that a show has not yet gotten news about its upcoming season, so check back soon!)

 

NBC

Renewed
The Blacklist

Chicago Fire

Chicago Med

Chicago P.D.

Kenan

Law & Order: SVU

Mr. Mayor

New Amsterdam

This Is Us

Transplant 

This Is Us

Young Rock

Law & Order Organized Crime

 

Canceled

Connecting

Manifest

Debris

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

 

Final Season 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Superstore

 

TBD

Good Girls

 

ABC

Renewed

Big Sky

The Good Doctor

Grey’s Anatomy

Station 19

The Conners

The Goldbergs

Home Economics

A Million Little Things

The Rookie

 

Canceled

Stumptown

United We Fall

For Life

Rebel

Call Your Mother

American Housewife

mixed-ish

 

Final Season

black-ish

 

The CW

Renewed

All American

Batwoman

Charmed

Coroner

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

DC’s Stargirl

Dead Pixels

Dynasty

The Flash

In the Dark

Kung Fu

Legacies

Nancy Drew

Riverdale

Roswell, New Mexico

Superman & Lois

Stargirl

Two Sentence Horror Stories

Walker

 

Canceled

Burden of Truth

Pandora

Trickster

Bulletproof

 

Final Season 

Black Lightning

Supergirl

 

TBD

Republic of Sarah

Devils

The Outpost

 

FOX

Renewed

Bob’s Burgers

Call Me Kat

Duncanville

Family Guy

The Great North

The Simpsons

9-1-1

9-1-1: Lone Star

The Resident

The Moodys

 

Canceled

Bless the Harts

Filthy Rich

Next

Prodigal Son

 

Final Season

Last Man Standing

 

CBS

Renewed

Blood & Treasure

Blue Bloods

Bob Hearts Abishola

Bull

The Equalizer

Evil

FBI

FBI: Most Wanted

Magnum P.I.

NCIS

NCIS: Los Angeles

The Neighborhood

S.W.A.T.

Young Sheldon

B Positive

SEAL Team (Paramount+)

United States of Al

 

Canceled

MacGyver

Mom

NCIS: New Orleans

All Rise

Clarice

The Unicorn


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