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Selena Gomez Basically Put on a One-Woman Show in the High School-Themed Bad Liar ‘Film’

At first, it might feel like you’ve uncovered an alternate version of TV show 13 Reasons Why while watching Selena Gomez’s new music video for recent single “Bad Liar.”

There’s a youthful Gomez riding a bike on a sun-soaked road to an all-American high school, walking uncomfortably through the hallways past slamming lockers, and looking distracted in class and on the basketball court — all hallmark moments in the teen drama she helped produce.

But the video for Talking-Heads-sampling “Bad Liar,” which Gomez has…

Paris Jackson Defends Her Love of Nudity: Being Naked ‘Is a Beautiful Thing’

Paris Jackson is not holding back.

The 19-year-old model posted a black-and-white side shot of her naked torso to address those who would criticize her for embracing nudity.

“Nudity started as a movement for ‘going back to nature’, ‘expressing freedom’, ‘being healthier’ and was even called a philosophy,” she wrote. “[B]eing naked is part of what makes us human. for me it helps me feel more connected to mama gaia.”

“[I]’m usually naked when i garden,” she continues. “it’s actually a beautiful thing and you don’t have to make it sexual the way many hollywood stars (and the media) do.”

The new face of Calvin Klein is taking her beliefs one step further, writing, “[N]ot only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself…

Netflix’s controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ gets a second season

Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker in “13 Reasons Why.” (Beth Dubber/Netflix)

Netflix has renewed its controversial teen drama “13 Reasons Why” for a second season. The announcement, posted to Netflix’s Twitter account Sunday morning, comes amid a debate around whether the show glamorizes suicide.

The drama is based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel about Hannah Baker, a young girl who kills herself and leaves behind 13 audio tapes detailing how the actions (and inaction) of her classmates led to her death.

Suicide prevention advocates, school psychologists and educators have expressed concerns that the show — which features graphic depictions of sexual assault and Hannah’s suicide — may lead vulnerable young viewers to harm themselves.

Their story isn’t over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming. pic.twitter.com/nY5vTUfXdo

Though Netflix does not release viewership numbers, “13 Reasons Why” is undoubtedly popular. Variety reported last month that the drama, which counts pop singer and actress Selena Gomez as an executive producer, was the most tweeted-about show this year. “13 Reasons Why”…

’13 Reasons Why’ gets second season

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(CNN)The hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has a new reason to celebrate.

The series about a teen who leaves behind audio tapes that explain her suicide will be returning for a second season.

Singer/actress Selena Gomez serves as an executive producer of the series along with her mother, Mandy Teefey.

The show is based on a popular 2007 young adult novel by Jay Asher in which teen Hannah Baker details the bullying and…

13 questions we’d like answered in ’13 Reasons Why’ season two

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This image released by Netflix shows Katherine Langford in a scene from the series, “13 Reasons Why,” about a teenager who commits suicide. The stomach-turning suicide scene has triggered criticism from some mental health advocates that it romanticizes suicide and even promoted many schools across the country to send warning letters to parents and guardians. The show’s creators are unapologetic, saying their frank depiction of teen life needs to be “unflinching and raw.”

(Beth Dubber/Netflix via AP)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — “13 Reasons Why,” the breakthrough, most-talked about millennial series of 2017, has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.

It’s an interesting development, perhaps somewhat unexpected, for a series that has generated so much backlash and which seemed limited by its premise: a high school student leaves behind 13 cassettes to explain why she committed suicide.

Where does the story go after everybody who was supposed to listen to the tapes has heard them and the mystery surrounding her death solved?

According to Netflix, the second season will pick “up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s…

‘13 Reasons Why’ Will Return for a Second Season

The highly popular, highly debated Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” will return for a second season. The series, which follows the aftermath of the teenager Hannah Baker’s suicide, will return with 13 episodes in 2018.

“13 Reasons Why” is based on a 2007 novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series arrived on Netflix in March to mostly positive reviews and widespread popularity, becoming the most tweeted-about show this year.

However, concern spread about the show’s depiction of suicide, with many mental health…

’13 Reasons Why’ renewed for second season by Netflix

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Clay Jensen (Dylan Minette), another student at the school.

13 Reasons Why” executive producer Selena Gomez confirmed big news on Saturday in an Instagram post saying, “Their story isn’t over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming.”

The cast hasn’t yet been confirmed (including Katherine Langford, who plays Hannah Baker, a young high school girl who commits suicide), but the second series is set to consist of 13 more episodes. Check out the teaser for the second season below.

The show follows Hannah Baker after she takes her own life, but not before leaving…

’13 Reasons Why’ is getting a second season. Here’s what to expect

Dylan Minnette, left, and Katherine Langford, stars of
Dylan Minnette, left, and Katherine Langford, stars of “13 Reasons Why.”

It’s official. Netflix’s teen drama “13 Reasons Why” has been picked up for a second season.

The show chronicles the aftermath of the suicide of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, and examines issues of slut-shaming, rape and social media harassment in the process. Hannah leaves behind a series of audiotapes to be listened to by the people she holds responsible for her death — including her rapist, her estranged friends and those who bullied her.

Given the nature of Hannah’s story, the show has been heavily hyped and has generated plenty of think pieces and headlines since its March 31 release:

Selena Gomez Responds to 13 Reasons Why Controversy: ‘It’s Not an Easy Subject to Talk About’

Selena Gomez is standing by her Netflix show 13 Reasons Why amid claims that the breakout drama glamorizes teen suicide.

“I just wanted it to come across in a way that kids would be frightened, but confused — in a way that they would talk about it because it’s something that’s happening all the time,” Gomez, 24, told E! News, noting that she is “very surprised” at the success of the project.

The critically well-received show has been widely talked about since it first hit the streaming service in March. The series, about a deceased teenager and the thirteen tapes she left her classmates about her reasons for committing suicide, draws its plot from Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult novel of the same name.

The show features scenes of rape, alcoholism, drug abuse, body shaming and sexual assault. It also features a very graphic scene showing…

‘13 Reasons Why’: Canadian Schools Ban All Talk, Issue Warnings About Netflix Series

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13 Reasons Why” is causing controversy in Canada after some schools have started warning parents about the graphic nature of the young adult adaptation, despite the show’s positive messages regarding bullying and suicide prevention.

After debuting on the streaming service on March 31, executive producer Selena Gomez’s hit series has become the subject of dispute at multiple Canadian school systems in less than a month. According to the CBC, St. Vincent Elementary School in Edmonton, Alberta, sent an email to the parents of sixth graders letting them know their students were prohibited from even mentioning the show on school grounds.

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Variety TV Critics Discuss Graphic Depictions of Rape and Suicide in Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’

“The discussion that is unfolding at school is troubling. This series is rated Mature and the theme is the suicide of a high school student. This show includes graphic violence (rape) and gore, profanity, alcohol/drugs/smoking, and frightening/intense scenes,” read the letter….