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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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Is Kim Cattrall in ‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3?

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Emily in Paris is Your New Fall TV Obsession

As fans eagerly await the upcoming third season of Emily in Paris, rumors are swirling that Kim Cattrall may be joining the cast in some capacity.

And those rumors only gained more traction when Samantha Jones herself walked the red carpet at the chic Parisian premiere of Emily in Paris Season 3.  She even documented the appearance on Instagram

However, the starlet remained tight-lipped about her involvement, which means that it could have either been a subtle confirmation of a possible appearance or she’s just a fan of the show and there to support creator Darren Star, who also created Sex and the City and Younger.

There’s no doubt that Cattrall would be an incredible addition to Emily in Paris, which follows the adventures of an American marketing executive who moves abroad to work at the Paris office. 

The cast, led by Lily Collins as the titular character, featurs a strong female cast, including Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie and Grey’s Anatomy star Kate Walsh as Madeline Wheeler. 

Cattrall previously turned down a chance at appearing in the Sex and the City spinoff, And Just Like That, with the HBO drama explaining her character’s absence with a move across the pond to London.

And London is just a short car, train, or plane ride from Paris. While nothing has been confirmed officially, I could absolutely see Cattrall appearing in Emily in Paris, or even bringing Samantha to the fabulous world of Emily Cooper. With all of the comparisons between the two shows, and fans calling Emily in Paris the modern-day SATC, it’s almost like the cameo is just waiting to write itself. 


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Brian Tee’s ‘Chicago Med’ Exit Explained

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NBC is teeing up Brian Tee’s final Chicago Med episode. 

The actor will depart the series on the Dec 7 episode, which will also feature his wedding to longtime love and fiancee, April (Yaya DaCosta).

Now, we’re getting some more insight as to how Ethan Choi will be written off. 

CHICAGO MED — “This Could Be The Start of Something New” Episode 809 — Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Ethan Choi — (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

Co-showrunner Andrew Schneider explained that after the wedding, Ethan and April will start a “mobile clinic so that together they can take first-rate medical care to underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.”

We absolutely love this idea as it stays true to his character, and it falls in line with April’s professional aspirations.

Schneider emphasized that the couple will be staying in the Windy City despite leaving Gaffney, which means that there is a chance for both Tee and DaCosta to return for a guest appearance in the near future if they choose. Tee has already been announced as a director of the upcoming 16th episode.

In the previous episode, Choi’s co-workers at the hospital were all surprised to get an invitation to the wedding considering the couple was broken up for quite some time. And while it may seem abrupt and haste, Choi told Charles that losing his father put a lot of things in perspective for him, and he’s finally ready to be the man that April always knew he could be. 

We can’t wait to see their beautiful wedding pan out on the fall finale of Chicago Med!

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When Does 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Come Out?

The wait is almost over! 

FireFly Lane Season 2 Part 1 debuted on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m ET and 2 a.m. CT) on the streaming service, and while that may be very late in the night, the good thing is you’ll have all weekend to catch up with Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke). Read our review of Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1 right here!

It was revealed that Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 2, the final six episodes of the series, will arrive on June 8, 2023. The date was revealed in the credits of Part 1. 

 

Why Is Kate Mad at Tully at the End of Firefly Lane Season 1?

The biggest question on everyone’s mind is why is Kate so mad at Tully. At the end of the first season, it’s revealed that Kate’s father, Bud, died, but when her best friend Tully arrives at the church, Kate tells her that she has “some nerve showing up here.” Season 2 Part 1 will hopefully answer what led to the rift between Kate and Tully in 2004/2005.

 

How Many Episodes in Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1?

The season will have a total of nine episodes. 

Part 2 of the season will grace screens in June 2023 with episodes 10 through 16—also the final six episodes. 

 

Who Died on Firefly Lane Season 1?

Bud, Kate’s father, passed away in the first season. Kate and Tully are at his funeral when it’s revealed that they are not on speaking terms anymore despite a decades-long friendship.

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Cast

The key cast of the upcoming second season includes:

  • Katherine Heigl – Tully Hart
  • Sarah Chalke – Kate Mularkey
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  • Roan Curtis – ’70s Kate Mularkey
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  • Beau Garrett – Cloud/Dorothy Hart
  • Yael Yurman – Marah
  • India de Beaufort – Charlotte/Charlie
  • Greg Germann – Benedict Binswagner
  • Jolene Purdy – Justine Jordan
  • Ignacio Serricchio – Danny Diaz

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Synopsis

What could possibly have ended the tight-knit thirty-year friendship of Tully and Kate, our “Firefly Lane Girls Forever?” We’ll learn the answer this season — but first — Kate grapples with the painful aftermath of Johnny’s ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully faces a lawsuit after walking away from her talk show, and must start her career over from the bottom. This leads her to search for answers about who she is and where she comes from — including a quest to find the father she never met, against the wishes of her secretive hippie mother, Cloud. In the ’80s, we see Kate and Johnny first fall in love, creating more than a little drama in the newsroom where they work, as Tully’s career rises and she spars (and flirts!) with cocky sportscaster Danny Diaz. She just might have met her match — that is, if they can stop arguing for five minutes. While in the ’70s, teenage Kate and Tully struggle to keep their friendship together as Cloud goes to jail for dealing drugs and Tully goes to live with her grandmother, far away from Firefly Lane. As the girls face the tumult of high school apart, they know the one thing they really need is each other.

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Trailer

 


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