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New to Apple TV+ is the welcome return of lovable football manager Ted Lasso. You will be glad to know that Season 2 of the successful comedy still stars the excellent Jason Sudeikis in his award-winning role as one of TV’s nicest guys. It picks up the action with AFC Richmond having drawn the last six games following their relegation in the previous season. New for Season 2 is the addition of Sarah Niles (I May Destroy You) as Sharon, a sports psychologist brought in to help the Richmond players. A difference in personalities between Ted and Sharon may lead to some off-pitch difficulties, but you know that Ted will take it all in his cheerful, bumbling stride!
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Jungle Cruise is the new big-budget fantasy adventure film starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, which had its world premiere alongside the reopening of the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland. Johnson is ‘Skipper’ Frank Wolff, a tie-in to the ride’s wise-cracking guides, who is hired by the eccentric Dr Lily Houghton (Blunt) to take her and her brother McGregor (Jack Whitehall) down the Amazon River in search of the healing Tree of Life. Of course, the trip doesn’t go according to plan, with the trio fending off dangerous animals and trying to beat a rival team getting to the tree first. Catch the movie at the cinema from 30 July and via Disney+ with Premier Access.
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They’ll Never Catch Us is the second book from Jessica Goodman, following the success of They Wish They Were Us, which will soon be a TV series starring Halsey (renamed The Players’ Table). They’ll Never Catch Us is a thriller following two competitive sisters on a high school cross-country team who dream of leaving small-town life. However, their dream turns into a nightmare when they become suspects after a teammate goes on a run and never returns. When new girl Mila threatens to take the crown from the sisters, dark secrets and betrayals start to surface when she goes missing. No one knows what happened, but all eyes are on the Steckler sisters.
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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish feels confident for her sophomore album Happier Than Ever, coming out on 30 July. The 19-year-old singer opened up how she felt a ‘self-reflection’ while making the album while speaking to Vevo. Eillish shared that she wanted to make a timeless record. Plenty of singles from the record are already out in the universe.
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