DeMario Jackson Will Not Return For This Season Of “Bachelor In Paradise”

DeMario Jackson will not return for Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, a source close to the contestant has confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

A representative for Warner Bros., which produces The Bachelor franchise for ABC, had no comment and a representative for ABC directed BuzzFeed News back to Warner Bros. A representative for Jackson also had no comment.

The news Jackson would not return to the show was first reported by TMZ. A source close to Jackson told BuzzFeed News that he could potentially return for a future season of the series.

Jackson and fellow Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 contestant Corinne Olympios were at the center of an alleged incident on the set earlier this month that led Warner Bros. to shut down production after complaints were filed by two producers.

On Tuesday, Warner Bros. announced that its investigation into the alleged incident revealed no evidence of misconduct.

As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise” in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously. The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy. Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.

Warner Bros. shut down production on Season 4 on June 11, pending an investigation into “allegations of misconduct.” As reports about the alleged incident took numerous lurid turns and cast members began speaking out, Jackson and Olympios both retained publicists and attorneys.

Olympios’s publicist did not immediately respond when BuzzFeed News asked about her status on Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise.

But it seems unlikely that she would return, considering that on Tuesday, her attorney, Martin Singer, issued the below statement that calls into question the credibility of Warner Bros.’ findings:

It needs to be made crystal clear that production of Bachelor in Paradise was shut down because of multiple complaints received from BIP producers and crew members on the set. It was not shut down due to any complaint filed by Corinne against anyone.

It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal Investigation, would state that no wrong doing had occurred. Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 was originally scheduled to premiere on Aug. 8. A new premiere date has not been announced.

New York Is Close To Financially Rewarding TV Shows That Make Diversity A Priority Behind The Camera

“I initially became interested in this bill because as an Afro-Latina immigrant, I knew what it felt like to grow up feeling invisible in American culture. It was so rare to see a character of color on television, and when you did see one, it felt like they were tokenized, stereotyped, or killed off quickly,” she said. “And while the industry has made some strides on representation in front of the camera, diversity behind the camera is still sorely lacking. I think the overall quality of television, the different kinds of stories that can be told, the overall landscape of the art form will benefit greatly from having opportunities for diverse people to tell their stories. It was a tough battle, but I stuck with the bill because of the future generations of talented women and people of color who would otherwise remain undiscovered, and the inspiration their stories could bring to countless young people and immigrants like myself.”

BuzzFeed News also reached out to representatives for Assemblymember Crespo for a statement.

The “Twin Peaks” Reboot Ratings Are A Perfect Example Of How TV Viewing Is Changing

At first glance, the ratings for Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return were decidedly not good. Two and a half years after the project was first announced in October 2014, the May 21 premiere of the David Lynch–Mark Frost collaboration brought in only 506,000 viewers (and this after all that time, a standoff with Lynch about the show’s budget, and a lot of promotion).

The weak ratings have only deteriorated further in their Sunday night premieres on Showtime. The most recent episode, for instance, Part 7 of Lynch’s 18-episode movie, drew only 294,000 viewers. Is that because of reboot fatigue across the board? Are fans of the show’s first iteration on ABC still feeling burned by its infamous Season 2 flameout? Have millennials not heard of Twin Peaks at all, despite its huge influence on shows such as The X-Files, Lost, and Westworld?

The answer seems to be that Twin Peaks: The Return may actually be the most illustrative example through which we can quantify how television viewing is changing. Because, according to Showtime’s metrics, 3.1 million viewers have watched the May 21 premiere, a number that will continue to grow as viewers decide to catch up on or binge the show. Through its first two weeks (Parts 1–4), Twin Peaks has averaged 2.5 million viewers across all platforms.

Those numbers include viewership across Showtime’s channels, delayed viewing, on-demand viewing, and streaming. It’s the streaming where things get truly complicated, considering all of the options there are to do that: Showtime’s standalone streaming service, launched in July 2015, is available through Apple TV, Hulu, Amazon, Roku, Sling TV, and more. As Showtime has stated previously — without releasing hard numbers — the weekend of the Twin Peaks premiere accounted for the network’s best days ever for sign-ups for its streaming service. And, according to Showtime, Twin Peaks has the highest percentage of streaming viewers of any of its original shows. This is the future, especially for premium channels such as Showtime and HBO, which don’t rely on an advertising-based model for revenue — and in the future we will all have headaches!

What’s certainly true is that Nielsen, which measures audiences on linear TV and accounted for the early dismissal of Twin Peaks‘ ratings, is fairly useless here. All of those companies mentioned above (plus Sony PlayStation Vue, plus Google, plus Samsung, and, yes, there are probably more services offering the Showtime app that I don’t even know about) give Showtime their own additional viewer figures. That’s how the network knows that its most popular shows are Shameless (an average of 6.4 million viewers for its most recent season) and Homeland (6 million), and that Twin Peaks is performing better than Masters of Sex, House of Lies, and Episodes, all of which lasted multiple seasons on Showtime. And Showtime actually releases those figures, as opposed to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, which release no numbers at all, and skate by solely on a word-of-mouth presumption that 13 Reasons Why, Transparent, and The Handmaid’s Tale are successes with audiences. (They probably are! But numbers would be nice.)

Twin Peaks is likely a singular event. Lynch appeared before journalists in January at the Television Critics Association press tour, and while he didn’t entirely shut the door to more, he seemed fairly certain this would be the end of it: “Well, before I said I wasn’t going to revisit it, and I did. You never say no. But right now there’s no plans for anything more,” Lynch said. (That answer counts as decisive for Lynch. When asked at the same press conference how he and Frost divided their work, Lynch said, “Well, in the beginning, many years ago, we were, Mark and I, as if lost in the wilderness, as it always is in the beginning, and then we seemed to find some mountain, and we begin to climb, and when we rounded the mountain, we entered a deep forest, and going through the forest for a time, the trees began to thin.” That was only part of the response, which ended with: “This story continues.”)

The first incarnation of Twin Peaks changed television as we know it. Though soap operas had created serialized television, Twin Peaks popularized the serial murder mystery, and mystery television in general, from Fringe to Fargo, and so many more. It also served as a cautionary tale about not having a plan, after ABC executives forced Lynch and Frost to resolve the “Who killed Laura Palmer?” mystery, leaving them with nonsensical dreck for the remainder of Season 2, which caused the original show’s demise. Twin Peaks also demonstrated that the aesthetics of television could be beautiful and filmic, and not the garishly loud templates provided by network sitcoms and (often) dramas.

It’s hard to say definitively what Twin Peaks taught television the most back in the early ’90s. But what it’s teaching us now is that television ratings as traditionally quantified are not always what they seem. The splintering of TV viewing is confusing, and sometimes frustrating, but if it affords us television such as Twin Peaks, let us quote Agent Cooper from the show’s original run: “I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.”

This “Avengers: Infinity War” Behind-The-Scenes Pic Is Basically You Brunching With Your Friends

The film — which is set to premiere in May 2018 — will see the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to defeat Guardians of the Galaxy villain, Thanos. Cast members from these two films are slated to return, along with casts from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Captain America: Civil War.

The “To The Bone” Trailer Has Started A Complicated Discussion About Eating Disorders

In December 2016, Collins told People she thinks To the Bone “has the potential to make a difference and promote open conversation about a topic so often considered too taboo to discuss.”

A month later, she told Vanity Fair that signing on for the project did make her pause for a moment as she feared relapsing, but that she ultimately decided she could do the part justice with the help of Noxon, who is known for her work in television (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and Unreal). “It’s a conversation that you need to help start among young people—males and females—because it is becoming more and more prevalent for both now,” Collins told the magazine.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to representatives for Noxon and Collins for further comment.

Order A Bunch Of Stuff From Panera And We'll Tell You What To Watch On Netflix In July

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in July:

July 1

Titanic
Free Willy
Disney’s The Mighty Ducks
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
The Truth Is in the Stars
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang
The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo)
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion
Liar’s Dice
Boat Trip
Mixed Signals
Delicatessen
Caramel
Unriddle II
Unriddle
Emma
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Last Night
Out of Thin Air
The Longest Yard
Jackass: Number Two
Punch-Drunk Love
Are We There Yet?
Are We Done Yet?
The Land Before Time
Dad
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving
Here Alone
Spawn: The Movie
Code Name: The Cleaner
The Astronaut Farmer
Best in Show
Proof of Life
Matchstick Men
Taking Lives
Police Academy

The Originals, Season 4

Capo “El amo del tunel”, Season 1

El Barco, Season 1

Deep Water, Season 1

Hostages (Israel), Season 2

Witnesses, Season 2

Offspring, Season 6

Yours Fatefully, Season 1

The Ultimatum, Season 1

Yes We Can!, Season 1

Spice Up, Season 1

World at Your Feet, Season 1

July 2

El Chema, Season 1

July 3

Diamond Cartel

Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story

July 4

The Standups, Season 1 — Netflix Original

July 5

iZombie, Season 3

July 6

Speech & Debate
The Void
Butter

July 7

Castlevania, Season 1 — Netflix Original

Dawn of the Croods, Season 4 — Netflix Original

Degrassi: Next Class, Season 4 — Netflix Original

Luna Petunia, Season 2 — Netflix Original

1 Mile to You (Life At These Speeds)

July 8

Bad Santa 2
Horse Dancer

July 9

Lion

July 11

Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha

July 14

Friends From College, Season 1 — Netflix Original

To the Bone — Netflix Original

Chasing Coral — Netflix Original

Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile — Netflix Original

July 15

Rake, Season 4

West Coast Customs, Season 4

July 17

Uncertain Glory
Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness
A Cowgirl’s Story

July 18

Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say — Netflix Original

Ari Shaffir: Double Negative: Collection — Netflix Original

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Season 3

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

July 20

Pretty Little Liars, Season 7B

July 21

Ozark, Season 1 — Netflix Original

Last Chance U, Season 2 — Netflix Original

The Worst Witch, Season 1 — Netflix Original

July 22

Railroad Tigers

July 24

Victor

July 25

Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special — Netflix Original

Munroe Island

July 28

The Incredible Jessica James — Netflix Original

Daughters of Destiny, Season 1 — Netflix Original

The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Season 5 — Netflix Original


July 31

After The Reality
Checkpoint
Dark Night
Taking Earth

Being Mary Jane: The Series, Season 4 — Date TBD

Han Solo Prequel Movie Loses Its Directors

In a shocking development, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have exited from directing the Han Solo prequel movie, which reportedly only has just a few weeks left in production.

“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways,” Kathleen Kennedy, producer and president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement. She also noted a replacement director for the as-yet-untitled film would be announced “soon.”

“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project,” Lord and Miller said in a statement. “We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”

After signing on to direct the film in July 2015, Lord and Miller — who helmed the Jump Street films and The LEGO Movie cast actor Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the younger version of Han, the infamous Star Wars smuggler and world-class scoundrel first played by Harrison Ford. Atlanta‘s Donald Glover stepped into the cape of Solo’s compatriot Lando Calrissian; the rest of the cast includes Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Lord and Miller began production on the Han Solo film in February. According to a source familiar with the project, the directors’ improvisational and highly collaborative creative process increasingly clashed with Lucasfilm and Disney’s more structured working preferences. The decision to leave the movie, according to this source, was not the filmmakers’. (When reached by BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson said Disney had no further comment.)

It is a dire sign for any director to leave a feature before principal photography has completed, let alone a project as high profile as this one, which is part of the ongoing standalone Star Wars anthology series. The first film in that series, 2016’s Rogue One, also encountered some creative speed-bumps, undergoing significant reshoots, with filmmaker Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, The Bourne Legacy) reportedly taking on major responsibilities from the film’s credited director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla).

The Han Solo prequel is still scheduled to open on May 25, 2018.

Daniel Day-Lewis Says He's Quitting Acting For Good

Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis announced on Tuesday that he is retiring from show business.

The 60-year-old said through his publicist that this was a “private decision,” and declined to elaborate further.

“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” publicist Leslee Dart said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”

Variety was first to report the news.

Day-Lewis’s last film was 2012’s Lincoln, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

The British-born actor has one final film, Phantom Thread, set for release this year. The movie, based on the 1950s London fashion industry, is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also directed the star’s Oscar-winning turn in There Will Be Blood.

Since 2002, Day-Lewis has filmed only six movies: Gangs of New York, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, There Will Be Blood, Nine, Lincoln, and Phantom Thread.

He also won an Oscar for 1989’s My Left Foot, making him the only man to ever win three best actor Academy Awards.