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The real reason Sasha Alexander left NCIS after season 2



We all know the NCIS staff works lengthy hours to catch the dangerous guys, however the individuals who make the present are additionally pulling very lengthy shifts, purely within the title of leisure.

This element slipped by followers, who have been so livid when Todd was killed off that present creator Don Bellisario weighed in on what occurred behind the scenes. (The untold reality of NCIS is that Bellisario would quickly give up the present he helped carry to life, partly due to a rift with Harmon.) He defined that he’d already began engaged on the script for the final episode — and was truly planning to have a break in Australia — when Alexander begged him to jot down her out of the present.

In July 2005, a few months after Todd’s dramatic dying aired, Bellisario shed some mild on the state of affairs in a dialog with the Chicago Tribune“Sasha got here in two days earlier than I used to be to depart, and with tears in her eyes, she mentioned, ‘I simply can’t work this difficult.’” The showrunner admitted that NCIS is “a tough present to make. We work very lengthy hours,” and added that though Alexander was technically beneath contract to CBS, he persuaded the community’s brass to let her go.

Whereas Bellisario and Alexander knew what was coming, nobody else knew about her departure. Followers got wind that one of many NCIS staff was going to die within the season two finale. However precisely who it will be was saved so secret that they even shot an alternate ending the place Todd survived, with among the footage ultimately utilized in Gibbs’ alternate actuality fantasy.

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Nicolas Cage cast as Dracula in Nicholas Hoult’s movie Renfield



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Nicolas Cage will portray the most famous vampire in history (Picture: JC Olivera/Getty Images)

Nicolas Cage is about to join the underworld and transform into the most famous vampire of all time.

The National Treasure star has been cast to play Dracula in the upcoming film Renfield.

The monster movie will see Nicholas Hoult star in the titular role of Dracula’s henchman.

While plot details are still being kept under wraps, the project is set to take place in the modern-day and have a comedic tone to it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sitting in the director’s chair will be Chris McKay, who recently directed Chris Pratt in Amazon Prime Video’s The Tomorrow War. 

At the helm of the movie as producers will be The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst and Samantha Nisenboim.

Nicholas Hoult during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 04, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

Nicholas Hoult is taking the lead in this monstrous comedy (Picture: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Hoult’s role is based on a character from Bram Stoker’s original 1897 Dracula novel. 

An inmate in an insane asylum, Renfield is believed to be suffering from delusions as doctors don’t realise that his trauma comes from being the vampire lord’s servant. 

The same role was previously played by Tom Waits and Sam Barnett respectively in the ‘90s classic Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Penny Dreadful.

Renfield is part of Universal’s latest efforts to put out more monster flicks after the recent success of Elisabeth Moss’s The Invisible Man. 

Also in the works are The Wolfman (starring Ryan Gosling) and an adaptation of Van Helsing.

Cage will next be seen playing a fictionalised version of himself in The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, an action-comedy also starring Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Tiffany Haddish and Neil Patrick Harris, expected to be released next year. 

Hoult was last seen reprising his role as the former emperor of Russia, Peter, in The Great opposite Elle Fanning’s Catherine. 

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Where To Watch It Online?



Bhuvan Bam’s fantastic debut web series “Dhindora” is now reaching its conclusion with episode 8. However, at this point in the plot, it doesn’t seem like this will be the last of the web series and we will surely get a season 2. But that’s a topic for another time, let’s focus on the season finale for now.

Episode 8 is all set to arrive on December 1, 2021. As usual, you can start watching it from the usual 2:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) onwards.

Like previous episodes, this episode is also expected to have a runtime of around 15-20 minutes — this has been the norm for the series, with just the first episode being the exception to this rule.

But if you haven’t seen episode 7 of the series yet you can check out our streaming guide for it right here.

Where To Watch ‘Dhindora’ Episode 8 Online?

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BB’s debut series has been nothing short of a sensational hit. And we’re so glad the episodes are being released on YouTube. So we see no reason as to why the season finale will be releasing on YT as well. The great thing about YouTube is that the content on it is completely free.

Once Dhindora episode 8 is out, all you have to do is head to the “BB Ki Vines” YouTube channel. You will find the new episode waiting for you right there.

What Will Happen In ‘Dhindora’ Episode 8?

Episode 7 titled “Toota Ek Tara” had Bablu explain to Bhuvan why he faked his memory loss. The reason being, after not winning the 11 Crore lottery, he wanted to check his family’s reaction but gets overwhelmed by pressure. So Bhuvan convinces Bablu to come clean with everything in front of his family. This causes a new wave of misery to come over everyone, as any hope of the 11 Crore is dashed away now.

With Episode 8 it will be really interesting to see how the family will deal with this situation. But most importantly what Titu Mama will do now since he has promised to pay Ma ki Chu the money with complete interest without that lottery to help in that endeavor. If you want to know, do not miss the season finale of this awesome series!

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Ex-Trump aide Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 panel



WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, is cooperating with a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, putting off for now the panel’s threat to hold him in contempt, the committee’s chairman said Tuesday.

The panel “will continue to assess his degree of compliance,” Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson said in a statement. He said Meadows has produced records and will soon appear for an initial deposition.

The agreement comes after two months of negotiations between Meadows and the committee and after the Justice Department indicted longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon for defying a subpoena. Meadows’ lawyer had previously indicated that his client would not comply, a stance the committee said was unacceptable.

“The Select Committee expects all witnesses, including Mr. Meadows, to provide all information requested and that the Select Committee is lawfully entitled to receive,” Thompson said.

Under the tentative agreement, Meadows could potentially decline to answer the panel’s questions about his most sensitive conversations with Trump and what Trump was doing on Jan. 6 as hundreds of rioters violently broke into the Capitol and interrupted the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.

Trump — who told his supporters to “fight like hell” that morning — has attempted to hinder much of the committee’s work, including in an ongoing court case, by arguing that Congress cannot obtain information about his private White House conversations.

Meadows’ lawyer, George Terwilliger, said in a statement that “we appreciate the Select Committee’s openness to receiving voluntary responses on non-privileged topics.”

Terwilliger said he was continuing to work with the committee and its staff on a potential accommodation that would not require Meadows to waive the executive privileges claimed by Trump or “forfeit the long-standing position that senior White House aides cannot be compelled to testify before Congress.”

The deal with Meadows highlights how the committee is trying to balance its need for information about Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 insurrection against the desire to complete the investigation quickly. While the committee has rejected Trump’s legal arguments and Biden has waived executive privilege to hand over documents and records, the panel wants to avoid lengthy legal entanglements that could delay their work.

Still, Meadows’ intention to work with the panel is a victory for the seven Democrats and two Republicans on the committee, especially as they seek interviews with lower-profile witnesses who may have important information to share. The panel has so far subpoenaed more than 40 witnesses and interviewed more than 150 people behind closed doors.

Terwilliger had previously said that Meadows wouldn’t comply with the panel’s September subpoena because of Trump’s privilege claims. But the House panel insists it has questions for Meadows that do not directly involve conversations with Trump.

In the committee’s September subpoena, Thompson cited Meadows’ efforts to overturn Trump’s defeat in the weeks before the insurrection and his pressure on state officials to push false claims of widespread voter fraud.

“You were the president’s chief of staff and have critical information regarding many elements of our inquiry,” Thompson wrote. “It appears you were with or in the vicinity of President Trump on January 6, had communication with the president and others on January 6 regarding events at the Capitol and are a witness regarding the activities of the day.”

Lawmakers on the committee had hinted for several weeks that they were prepared to hold Meadows in contempt, as they had Bannon. But Thompson said just before Thanksgiving that the committee “won’t rush the effort” to make clear that they had given Meadows, a former Republican congressman from North Carolina, every chance to cooperate.

On Wednesday, the committee will vote on whether to pursue contempt charges against a separate witness, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, after he appeared for a deposition earlier this month but declined to answer questions. The House could vote to hold him in contempt as soon as this week. It would be up to the Justice Department to decide whether to indict him.

A report from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee detailed how Clark championed Trump’s efforts to undo the election results and clashed as a result with Justice Department superiors who resisted the pressure, culminating in a dramatic White House meeting at which Trump ruminated about elevating Clark to attorney general. He did not do so after several aides threatened to resign.

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