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Jillian Bell Sows Chaos as a Fairy-in-Training

In “Godmothered,” a young fairy-godmother-in-training travels to the modern human world to save her fairy-tale existence. If that plot reminds you of “Enchanted,” then that’s clearly what the folks at Disney+ had in mind, down to the casting of Isla Fisher; Fisher is a talented actress in her own right, but at least as far back as “Nocturnal Animals,” she also seems to be in on the joke that Hollywood thinks of her as The Other Amy Adams.

For the most part, “Godmothered” is a mixed-bag of clever comedy and banal kid-movie clichés, but director Sharon Maguire (“Bridget Jones’ Baby”) and writers Kari Granlund (2019’s “Lady and the Tramp”) and Melissa Stack (“The Other Woman”) craft an ending that’s so emotionally and intellectually satisfying that it’s easy to forgive the film’s less magical attributes.

It’s the story of Eleanor (Jillian Bell), the youngest and most eager in her class of

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NBC apologizes for Selena Gomez kidney transplant joke on ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot

NBC Universal is apologizing to Selena Gomez after one of its newest shows mocked her kidney transplant.



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The joke referencing Gomez’s health issues is made on Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” reboot, during its sixth episode.

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“I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber’s mom. God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it,” one student says.

In another scene, graffiti on a wall behind students reads, “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?”

The episode ignited backlash on social media, with many of Gomez’s fans coming to her defense.

“We apologize,” NBC said in a statement issued to CNN on Monday. “It

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Francia Raisa reveals Saved by the Bell producers apologised for transplant joke



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Francia Raisa has received an apology from the producers of ‘Saved by the Bell’ after the show joked about Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant.

The rebooted version of the hit sitcom was widely criticised on social media over the weekend after an episode featured two characters speculating about Selena’s donor, and although Francia – who donated her organ to her pal after she suffered complications from lupus – has been in touch with the makers of the programme, she’s concerned the gag may have hurt other donors.

The 32-year-old actress said on her Instagram Story: “Some of the cast and producers have reached out to me personally to apologize for this and I truly appreciate that.

“But I do want to acknowledge that this public apology from the network should acknowledge the donors that could have been offended by this. It’s not about me, it’s about

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Francia Raisa Reacts to Saved by the Bell Reboot Mocking Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant



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Francia Raisa is addressing Peacock’s new Saved By the Bell reboot, which featured several references to Selena Gomez’s 2017 kidney transplant.

Raisa, who donated one of her kidneys to Gomez, 28, amid her battle with lupus, spoke out on Saturday after the show received backlash from fans of the singer.

In one scene from the new series, two students at Bayside High are arguing about who Gomez’s transplant donor was. In another scene, the words “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” appear to be written on the walls in the school’s hallway.



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Francia Raisa donated one of her kidneys to Selena Gomez in 2017

Raisa, 32, addressed the situation on Twitter, responding to news that Peacock, NBCUniversal and the show’s executive producers had apologized.

“Appreciate the apology but let’s not forget about the donors that potentially felt offended and dismissed

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‘Saved by the Bell’ issues apology to Selena Gomez after backlash

The highly-anticipated “Saved by the Bell” reboot faced backlash from fans of Selena Gomez after several clips were shared on Twitter that appear to poke fun at the singer’s kidney transplant.

Peacock, Universal Television and executive producers of the show issued a statement to TODAY following the backlash.

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“We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health,” the statement read. “We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.”

The controversial scenes appeared in the sixth episode of the reimagined “Saved by the Bell.” Bayside students have their phones taken away with no immediate internet access. The scene portrays two students arguing about pop culture without the ability to be able to find sources to confirm their side.

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Selena Gomez Fans Slam ‘Saved by the Bell’ for Kidney Transplant Jokes

Beware of the wrath of the Selenators! Selena Gomez fans took to social media to criticize the new Saved by the Bell reboot after the Peacock series made fun of the singer’s 2017 kidney transplant.

In a scene from the reboot, which premiered on NBCUniversal’s streaming service on Wednesday, November 25, two high school students can be seen arguing about who donated a kidney to the “Lose You to Love Me” singer, 28.

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“I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber‘s mom,” one girl says. “God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it.”

The girl she is talking to replies, “Prove what? That you’re an idiot? It was Demi Lovato‘s kidney. They’re best friends, like you and I were.”

In another scene, the words “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” can

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Selena Gomez’s Fans Blast ‘Saved By The Bell’ For Transplant Jokes

Fans of Selena Gomez took to Twitter to express their disappointment with Saved By The Bell after they learned the reboot of the show recently aired an episode that seemed to make fun of the singer’s kidney transplant which she received due to complications with lupus.

According to fans and Stereogum, one scene of the episode showed graffiti on the wall of the school’s hallway that read, “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” Another scene saw some of the show’s characters speculating who donated a kidney to the singer. Names like Justin Bieber’s mom and her “best friend” and Demi Lovato were brought as potential donors of the kidney.

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Selena Gomez Fans Slam ‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot for Joking About Singer’s Kidney Transplant

“I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber’s mom. God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it,” one character says. The other student replies, “Prove what? That you’re an idiot? It was Demi Lovato’s kidney. They’re best friends, like you and I were.”

In a later scene, the words “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” are written near some lockers on the walls of the high school.

Selenators definitely didn’t find the scenes funny. Many took to social media to call for the removal of Saved by the Bell from Peacock, and started the trend “RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ” on Twitter.

“using what selena gomez went through for entertainment is blatantly insensitive and wrong,” one fan tweeted. “what she went through was real and it wasn’t easy. it’s so incredibly disgusting seeing it be used as a joke for

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Thursday newspaper round-up: Eurostar, pub chains, Bell Pottinger

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(Sharecast News) – The government will launch a “levelling-up fund” for England worth £4bn to support towns and communities with regeneration projects, Rishi Sunak has said. The chancellor used his spending review statement to announce details of the new funding package as part of Boris Johnson’s election promise to boost the economic prosperity of areas outside London and the south-east of England. Alongside the £4bn for England, there will be funding worth £800m for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. – Guardian

Eurostar has appealed to the UK government for urgent financial support, warning it is “fighting for survival” with just one train a day now running from London to Paris. Passenger numbers on the cross-Channel train service have been down 95% since March but are currently

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‘Saved by the Bell’ star Mitchell Hoog reveals what fans can expect from reboot

Peacock’s new “Saved by the Bell” reboot introduces a new generation of Bayside High — and one of its stars is Mitchell Hoog, who plays Mac Morris, the son of Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski.

“I am the king of Bayside that has an abundant amount of privilege and pulls pranks to cure a luxurious boredom, to gain attention,” Hoog, 21, told TODAY of his character.

In the new series, Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is the governor of California and faces criticism for closing underfunded high schools, so he signs off on a plan to send the affected students to well-funded schools, including Bayside.

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“They kind of come in and pop the bubble of privilege and expose us to things that we didn’t know about or things that we didn’t even know existed,” Hoog explained. “And we start to use our own privilege and kind of

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