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'Dare Me' Star Willa Fitzgerald Went to Cheer Camp Before Shooting the Pilot!

Willa Fitzgerald stars in the new cheerleading series Dare Me as a cheerleading coach, but she didn’t have a background in the sport before signing on for the project.

The 28-year-old actress was joined by series creator Megan Abbott, who also wrote the novel on which the series is based, for an interview on The Today Show on Friday morning (December 27) in New York City.

Willa was asked if she was a cheerleader growing up.

“No, I was not,” Willa said in response. “We had cheer camp for a couple weeks before we started shooting the pilot. We had a lot of professional cheerleaders on the show, and dancers, and everyone who wasn’t a professional in that sense, we came and we learned everything we could in that time.”

The new series will premiere on USA on Sunday, December 29 at 10/9c. Watch the trailer now!

The Stars of USA's New Cheerleader Series 'Dare Me' Attend Premiere Screening in L.A.

Willa Fitzgerald and Herizen Guardiola snap a cute photo together while attending the premiere screening of their new USA Network series Dare Me on Wednesday (December 18) at the ArcLight in Hollywood.

The ladies were joined at the event by co-star Rob Heaps, executive producers Megan Abbott and Gina Fattore, and director Steph Green.

Dare Me is based on the acclaimed novel by Abbott and it follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) after a new coach (Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet rust belt town.

The new series will premiere on USA on Sunday, December 29 at 10/9c. Watch the trailer now!

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Norman Reedus & Diane Kruger Couple Up To Celebrate Chanel N°5 In The Snow Launch!

Norman Reedus is dapper as he poses alongside his love Diane Kruger while attending Chanel’s Chanel N°5 In The Snow Launch Party held at The Standard on the High Line on Tuesday (December 10) in New York City.

The 50-year-old The Walking Dead star and the 43-year-old National Treasure actress were joined at the event by Kacey Musgraves, Lily-Rose Depp, the group members of Monsta X, Girls co-stars Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke, Grace Vanderwaal, Lola Kirke, Jessica Clements, Soo Joo Park, Kilo Kish, Jordan Roth, Melissa Roxburgh, Dickinson‘s Ella Hunt and Anna Baryshnikov, writer-director Annabelle Attanasio, Willa Fitzgerald and Carlotta Kohl.

Inspired by the holiday 2019 campaign for N°5 L’EAU — starring CHANEL ambassador and face of the fragrance Lily-Rose Depp — the House brought to life an enchanting setting in which to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the launch party.

DJ Kitty Cash spun throughout the night and the evening closed with an energizing performance from Monsta X.

READ MORE: Diane Kruger Shares Sweet Pictures With Norman Reedus & Their Baby Girl on Thanksgiving!

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USA Debuts Trailer for New Series 'Dare Me,' Set in the World of High School Cheerleading

The new USA Network series Dare Me, which is set in the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, will debut next month and the first trailer was just released!

Dare Me is based on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott and it follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) after a new coach (Willa Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet rust belt town.

Part coming-of-age story, part sport drama, part murder mystery, Dare Me exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead.

Willa starred in the MTV series Scream and most recently appeared in the movie The Goldfinch. You might remember Herizen from her Netflix series The Get Down and Marlo is an Aussie actress who has appeared on Home and Away.

Also starring in Dare Me are Paul Fitzgerald, Zach Roerig, Rob Heaps, and Alison Thornton. The new series, produced by Universal Cable Productions, premieres on USA on Sunday, December 29 at 10/9c.

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Dolly Parton Says '9 to 5' Sequel with Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Has Been 'Dropped'!

The anticipated 9 to 5 sequel has been dropped!

Dolly Parton confirmed the unfortunate news while attending the world premiere of her upcoming Netflix series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings on Tuesday (October 29) in Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The original 1980 film followed three working women – the 73-year-old country star along with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin – who live out their fantasy of getting even with their antagonistic boss (Dabney Coleman).

“[They've] dropped that whole idea. I don’t think we’re going to do the sequel,” Dolly revealed (via ET). “We never could get the script where it was enough different than the first one, and that one turned out so good.”

“We’re thinking we might do a completely different thing together, Jane, Lily and I,” Dolly added. “We may do something different altogether, but I don’t think we’ll continue with [the sequel].”

Dolly Parton was joined at the premiere by cast members Julianne Hough and her mother Marriann, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Kyle Bornheimer, Andy Mientus, Ben Lawson, Jessica Collins, Sarah Shahi, Holly Taylor, Willa Fitzgerald, Shane McGhie, Tyler Crumley, Vanessa Rubio, Mac Davis, Aidan Langford, Jaclyn Betham, Mary Lane Haskell, Mary Donnelly Haskell and executive producers Sam Haskell and Patrick Sean Smith.

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will be released on Netflix on November 22nd.

FYI: Willa is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress, Gianvito Rossi shoes and Swarovski jewels.

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Nicole Kidman Joins 'The Goldfinch' Sons Ansel Elgort & Oakes Fegley at TIFF 2019!

Nicole Kidman poses with Ansel Elgort and Oakes Fegley as they arrive at The Goldfinch premiere on Sunday (September 8) at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.

The stars looked cool in black outfits as they premiered their new movie at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nicole Kidman

Other stars at the premiere included Sarah Paulson, Finn Wolfhard, Denis O’Hare, Aneurin Barnard, Willa Fitzgerald, and Luke Wilson.

Earlier that day, the cast stepped out to do a few interviews for their new movie.

The Goldfinch hits theaters on Friday, September 13th.

FYI: Ansel Elgort is wearing Celine. Nicole Kidman is wearing a Chanel outfit with Wendy Yue jewelry. Sarah Paulson is in a Prada dress, Brian Atwood shoes, and Beladora jewelry while carrying a Tyler Ellis bag. Finn Wolfhard is wearing Saint Laurent.

30+ pictures inside of the cast at the premiere…More Here! »

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The Goldfinch's Nicole Kidman & Ansel Elgort Celebrate With Co-Stars at TIFF Party

Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Hollywood Reporter Party held held during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday (September 7) in Toronto, Canada.

The 52-year-old actress and 25-year-old actor both star in the upcoming film, The Goldfinch, which premiered at the festival.

Co-stars Sarah Paulson, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Ashleigh Cummings and Willa Fitzgerald also partied at the event.

Sarah was seen hanging out with Dakota Johnson inside the event.

Shailene Woodley, Ansel‘s The Fault in Our Stars co-star, was also in attendance for Endings, Beginnings.

Chloe Bennet, Sarah‘s Abominable co-star, was in attendance while at TIFF of the premiere of that film.

Sarah‘s American Horror Story co-star Finn Wittrock was also at the party, who’s in town for the premiere of Judy.

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