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Netflix Acquires Documentary About Disastrous Fyre Music Festival

Netflix announced on Monday that it has acquired global rights to Emmy-nominated director Chris Smith’s latest documentary about the Fyre music festival.

The streaming giant referred to the festival as “The greatest party that never happened.” The film will debut on Jan. 18, 2019

“Fyre” will give audiences an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre Festival. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas that promised bikini-clad supermodels, A-list musical performances and posh amenities. But festival-goers arrived at the campgrounds to discover that the reality was far what was was promised.

Also Read: Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

The documentary was directed by Smith, the director behind the Emmy-nominated documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” and gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.

Smith, along with Vice Studios’s Danny Gabai and Mick Purzycki from Jerry Media, produced the documentary and Brett Kincaid, Max Pollack, Matthew Rowean, Gabrielle Bluestone, James Ohliger and Elliot Tebele serve as executive producers.

30West negotiated the deal with Netflix on behalf of the filmmakers.

McFarland, who organized the disastrous festival, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in March. He faces a potential maximum sentence of 20 years for each count.

Also Read: Fyre Disaster: Festival Goers Document 'Mass Chaos' at Shut Down Event

McFarland was initially charged in July 2017. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, McFarland engaged in a scheme to defraud investors in Fyre Media LLC, as well as a related entity responsible for organizing the festival. McFarland defrauded investors and a ticket vendor out of more than $26 million.

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Kim Kardashian Celebrates Kendall Jenner's 23rd Birthday with Sweet Throwback Snap: 'Love You'

Kendall Jenner’s family is packing on the birthday love!

In honor of the model’s 23rd birthday on Saturday, the Kardashian clan penned a number of touching tributes to let Jenner know what a special part of their lives she is.

“Happy Birthday @kendalljenner I’ve never met a sweeter or prettier human being and someone who has so much fun in life!” Kim Kardashian West, 38, wrote alongside an adorable throwback shot of her baby sister sitting in her lap back in the day.

“I hope you get everything you’ve ever dreamed of for your birthday because you deserve it! I’m so happy you are my sister. I love you,” added Kardashian, who celebrated her own birthday on Oct. 21.

Jenner’s younger sister Kylie Jenner, 21, also got the throwback memo, posting a series of shots from the pair’s childhood. In one image, the sisters rocked matching hairstyles and matching dresses while smiling next to each other on a set of steps.

“Happy birthday to my partner in crime, my best friend, my sister! @kendalljenner i couldn’t have done it all without you,” she wrote, adding a red heart emoji.

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happy birthday to my partner in crime, my best friend, my sister! @kendalljenner i couldn’t have done it all without you

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RELATED: Kendall Jenner Recalls Childhood with Sister Kylie: ‘A Lot of Days Crying, She Had So Many Friends’

Khloé Kardashian, 34, was also filled to the brim with birthday love on Saturday, sharing numerous photos on her Instagram Story, as well as in a loving message honoring her “sweet Kenny.”

“I love you for who you are and couldn’t imagine a life without YOU. If anyone knows you like I do, they know how much of an amazing, kind, quirky, loving person you are and how much any one would dream to have you in their life. Some people aren’t as lucky as us – not everyone gets to have a sister and not everyone gets to have a love and bond that all us siblings have with one another,” she wrote.

“Blessed we are! We all celebrate you today and everyday! Let your confidence continue to shine and never be anyone but yourself. You are perfect in every single way. I love you my sweet angel sister!” she added.

Rounding out the sisterly shout outs, Kourtney Kardashian, 39, went on to share some of her favorite photos of the pair on her Instagram Story.

Kendall’s parents also came through with their own birthday tributes.

“Happy Birthday to my beautiful Angel girl @kendalljenner!!!!” wrote momager Kris Jenner, 62, alongside a collage of their mother-daughter moments over the years. “You are the kindest, sweetest, most loving, giving, special girl in the world and you have the biggest heart. I am beyond blessed to be your mommy and I thank God every day for the privilege of spending my life with you. I am so proud of you and I cherish every single moment and memory we share and I love you more than you will ever know. mommy xo.”

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Happy Birthday to my beautiful Angel girl @kendalljenner!!!! You are the kindest, sweetest, most loving, giving, special girl in the world and you have the biggest heart. I am beyond blessed to be your mommy and I thank God every day for the privilege of spending my life with you. I am so proud of you and I cherish every single moment and memory we share and I love you more than you will ever know. mommy xo

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My little @kendalljenner was having a rough day almost 23 years ago. But today she celebrates her 23rd birthday and is having an amazing day. I am so proud of everything you do and the beautiful woman you are. I am beyond proud to call you my daughter. Happy birthday baby!

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Caitlyn Jenner, 69, also shared a sweet photo of herself holding a yawning Kendall in her arms, back when the model was just a baby.

“My little @kendalljennerwas having a rough day almost 23 years ago. But today she celebrates her 23rd birthday and is having an amazing day. I am so proud of everything you do and the beautiful woman you are. I am beyond proud to call you my daughter. Happy birthday baby!” she wrote.

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So far, Kendall appears to have had a relatively low-key celebration.

In addition to getting a cake from her friends, which appeared to lovingly refer to Kendall as “biiiiiiitch,” she also spent some time relaxing in front of the television, watching “horse shows.”

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The birthday wishes have also poured in from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s many friends, including models Gigi and Bella Hadid.

Singer Justine Skye, who was partly responsible for Kendall’s cheeky cake, also used the opportunity to share a funny story from their 2017 trip to the Bahamas.

“Sooo we never posted this video but it’s just too funny not to post for @kendalljenner’s bday. We went on vacation one time and basically got chased down by rabid wild dogs.. they don’t look that scary in this video but I promise it was terrifying,” she wrote alongside a video from the harrowing day.

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Sooo we never posted this video but it’s just too funny not to post for @kendalljenner’s bday. We went on vacation one time and basically got chased down by rabid wild dogs.. they don’t look that scary in this video but I promise it was terrifying. I left Hailey for dead and hopped on Ken’s jet ski .. and she decided.. once we were in the clear.. to drive it straight into a rock. Lmfao.. we eventually went back to get Hailey.. she was fine. The dogs never gave up. This was all the footage we got thanks to Bella.. Renell was really scared as you can see.. and then we took a celebratory shot once we made it back safe to show our appreciation for life. THE END Happy Birthday Kenny, Love You!

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“I left Hailey for dead and hopped on Ken’s jet ski .. and she decided.. once we were in the clear.. to drive it straight into a rock. Lmfao.. we eventually went back to get Hailey.. she was fine,” Skye added. “The dogs never gave up. This was all the footage we got thanks to Bella.. Renell was really scared as you can see.. and then we took a celebratory shot once we made it back safe to show our appreciation for life. THE END.”

Concluding the hilarious trip down memory lane, she added, “Happy Birthday Kenny, Love You!”

people.com | 11/3/18 7:56 PM
Justin Bieber Scaling Back Work to Enjoy Married Life with Wife Hailey Baldwin

Newlyweds Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin want to spend as much time together as possible — even if that means working less.

The couple, who wed in a secret ceremony in September, have different approaches to their careers that can lead to arguments, a source close to Bieber, 24, tells PEOPLE. The pop star, who was photographed visibly upset earlier this month after his longtime ex Selena Gomez was hospitalized, has dialed back his work commitments.

“Justin seems okay. However, he doesn’t seem ready to record new music yet and keeps saying that he just wants to hang out with Hailey,” the insider says. “Hailey actually seems more ready to work than he does. They have had a few conflicts about it. Justin likes to just hang out, watch movies and chill. Hailey has a lot of energy and projects that she wants to do.”

The Bieber source adds, “They are not on the same page when it comes to work.”

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A religious source reveals that part of Bieber’s resistance to work is because “he’s been on the go for a long time, and he’s enjoying a laid-back season of life. He is enjoying time with the woman he loves, and doesn’t want anything to get in the way of that. He’ll get back to work soon, but the truth is that he doesn’t have to. He’s got enough money.”

And Baldwin, 21, is totally comfortable with her husband’s decisions.

“Hailey understands how hard Justin worked for so long, and is fine with him taking a break. If she has things she wants to do, Justin is fine with that,” the source continued. “There has been a little bit of conflict, but nothing out of the ordinary. They’re still very much in love, and their families love each other. That’s all that matters.”

As the “What Do You Mean?” singer procrastinates, his wife is as ambitious as ever. She’s the new face of Tommy Hilfiger, a gig she talked about in an article published in the October issue of  Harper’s BAZAAR.

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Of course, during the interview, she also took time to rave about her new husband.

“He is incredible,” the model raved. “He crushes everything. Every song, every feature. It’s crazy to see what he does. I’m always blown away.”

She continued, “Over the past year, I’ve had more attention on me than I’ve ever had in my life. It’s easy to not think about your mental health or your physical health because you keep pushing, pushing, pushing. Before this year, I wasn’t balancing anything.”

Baldwin also was recently named Adidas and JD’s first ever Style Creator and as part of the role worked on a ’90s-inspired Falcon fashion show, which she presented at London Fashion Week in September.

Ahead of the show, Baldwin posted lots of behind-the-scenes photos of outfits from the collection, which are very athletic-wear focused. And the Instagram account for UK sports retailer JD Official showed the model taking in the collection from the front row during the runway presentation in a cute and candid video.

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After close friendship which involved into a romantic relationship in 2016 and then a breakup, Bieber and Baldwin started spending all their time together in June of this year. They got engaged on July 7 in the Bahamas during dinner at a local restaurant.

“It’s kind of a surprise, but kind of not. Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. “He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.”

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Then, on Sept. 14, PEOPLE confirmed Bieber and Baldwin got married in New York City. “They went ahead and did it without listening to anyone,” a source close to the couple said.

A religious source confirmed to PEOPLE that they were legally married at the courthouse, but are going to have a religious ceremony and celebration with family and friends soon. “They’re going to have a big blowout, in front of God and everyone they love,” the religious source said.

people.com | 10/27/18 1:37 AM

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