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    Warning: Spoilers if you haven't watched the first season of The CW's "Riverdale."

    The "Riverdale" cast is full of characters to keep up with — from the high school students to their parents. 

    With new characters coming in and other characters mysteriously being killed, there are constant changes to the cast of The CW show. There's also one character, Reggie, who has been recast. 

    Here's who's living in Riverdale on season two and what you need to know about them.

    Archie Andrews is a high school football player and aspiring musician.

    The teen has had a number of romantic flings, including an affair with his music teacher Ms. Grundy, a brief relationship with Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats, and is currently dating Veronica. He turned down the position of football captain to focus more on his music and helps with his dad's construction business. The first season ended with Archie being a witness to his dad being shot.

    Fred Andrews, Archie's dad, owns his own construction business.

    Fred is a single parent since he and his wife separated, which helped form a close relationship between father and son. The divorce has not been finalized. He used to be best friends with Jughead's father, FP Jones, in high school, but the two now have a complicated relationship. His fate was left hanging in the balance after he was shot by a robber at Pop's diner.

    Mary Andrews moved to Chicago after separating from Fred.

    Mary has been gone for two years when the first season of "Riverdale" starts. Fred travels to Chicago to finalize the divorce. But after the parents receive a tearful phone call from Archie, they return to Riverdale together. She eventually returns to Chicago, but not before extending an invite for Archie to move back with her. He declines.

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Charles Melton is replacing Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle on "Riverdale."
    • The actor talked with INSIDER about how he made the character his own.
    • He wasn't supposed to base his Reggie off of the first season. 

    When "Riverdale" returns to the The CW for its second season on Wednesday, Archie frenemy Reggie Mantle is going to look a little different.

    Charles Melton is stepping into the jock shoes originally filled by Ross Butler during the show's first season, after Butler had to leave because of scheduling conflicts due to his part on Netflix's "13 Reasons Why."

    "I saw it as an opportunity," Melton told INSIDER of taking the chance to audition as a character replacement. "It's not typical for somebody to replace another character, but based off of this storyline and what the previous actor did, [Reggie] wasn't really established, so it opened up an opportunity for me to put my own spin on things."

    Before auditioning for the role, the 26-year-old actor said he watched the show to get a feel for it, but was told during his audition not to do that. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics and the creator and showrunner of "Riverdale," wanted him to do his own thing.

    "I went in during the audition process, it was like the second audition, and I had a session with Roberto," Melton said. "I watched the show to kind of get a feel of it, and Roberto was like, ‘Don’t watch anything. Don’t watch what Ross [Butler] did. What you’re doing is completely different.’ He was steering me to not throw myself off by trying to emulate somebody else."

    #35mm by @andyjohnjoseph

    A post shared by Charles Melton (@_melton_) on Aug 13, 2017 at 9:04pm PDT on

    Melton did his own research on the iconic "Archie" character and came up with a way to play the high school jock and prankster.

    Prior to being cast on the hit CW drama, Melton's credits included playing a model on an episode of "Glee" and a two-episode stint on "American Horror Story: Hotel."  

    "It’s a very weird and cool essence and vibe on the show, so it’s been fun to dive into," Melton said. "I'm getting into character in this world of milkshakes and hamburgers and suspense."

    "Riverdale" returns Wednesday at 8 p.m. on The CW. 

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Charles Melton is making his "Riverdale" debut as Reggie Mantle when the teen drama returns for its second season on Wednesday.
    • He spoke with INSIDER about fan reactions.
    • He talked about the good and the bad (#NotMyReggie) social media posts he saw online after replacing Ross Butler, who played Reggie on season one. 
    • Despite not being on an aired episode, Melton is also already being recognized by fans.

    Becoming part of a fandom is an experience unlike any other.

    For Charles Melton, a new addition to "Riverdale," the surreal encounters have already started and his episodes haven't even aired yet.

    "It’s surreal," he told INSIDER of life as a "Riverdale" cast member. "My social media following is crazy."

    But with that social media following comes some fan hate. "#NotMyReggie was a common social media thing," Mantle said.




    He saw the hashtag online after it was announced that he was replacing Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle for the series' second season. 

    "My little sister gave me a hard time whenever I was visiting back home," Mantle said. "She took a picture of me on her Snapchat and was like, '#NotMyReggie.' But it's cool, though. People are passionate, and the fans are die-hard ... It's amazing."

    The 26-year-old actor added that he would like to see the hashtag #MyReggie more once the show returns. His experiences have since expanded to real-life interactions.

    "People stop me on the street and ask for my picture, and I'm like, 'I haven't even aired yet,'" he joked. 

    EdaMamiii 📸: @ti_apa

    A post shared by Charles Melton (@_melton_) on Jul 15, 2017 at 11:24pm PDT on

    That kind of attention is no surprise to the rest of the "Riverdale" cast. Since the show made its debut in January, its popularity has continued to grow and the stars are some of the most recognizable young faces on TV right now. Melton said the other cast members have told him to prepare for more attention.

    "It's crazy how the cast handles everything, just being out here in Vancouver with the fans and everything," he said. "I just can't imagine and they are just like, 'Wait until you air, man. It's going to be hectic.'"

    "Riverdale" returns Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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    Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu have fundamentally changed the way many people watch TV. Instead of waiting an entire week for the next episode of a favorite show, many sit down and watch an entire season — or a significant portion of it — all at once. Indeed, the practice has become so commonplace that Merriam-Webster added "binge-watch" to its dictionary earlier this year.

    But not everyone is in on binging. A recent survey from YouGov found that older Americans still generally prefer the traditional method of watching TV. As you can see in this chart from Statista, the portion of US TV watchers 55 and older who prefer it when episodes are released all at once rather than week-by-week is less than half the portion of those 18 to 34 who prefer the binge-watching model. 

    You can chalk up the difference to the impatience of youth. Some 59% of US adults say the reason they binge-watch is because they want to see the whole story at once, according to a separate YouGov survey.

     Chart of the Day 10/10

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Chris Hemsworth was hilariously interrupted by Matt Damon while promoting "Thor: Ragnarok" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
    • Damon first popped up backstage and tried to get on camera during a quick interview with Hemsworth's co-star Mark Ruffalo and director Taika Waititi.
    • Back on the main stage, Hemsworth said he was friends with Damon because "he felt sorry for him."
    • Then all of a sudden, a large Damon head was projected behind Hemsworth and Kimmel.
    • Damon finished by pretending to eat Kimmel's head. 
    • Kimmel and Damon have been "feuding" since 2006. 
    • Watch the funny clip below:

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Charles Melton and KJ Apa play Reggie Mantle and Archie Andrews, respectively, on "Riverdale." 
    • The two became fast friends after Melton replaced Ross Butler on the CW show.
    • Melton talked with INSIDER about the competitive nature between himself and Apa. 
    • "We're both very competitive in everything," he said.

    There's some friendly competition brewing between "Riverdale" castmates Charles Melton and KJ Apa.

    "I think it helps with onscreen chemistry as well, but we're both very competitive in everything," Melton, 26, told INSIDER about his friendship with Apa, 20.

    Melton joined "Riverdale" in May as the new Reggie Mantle, a friend and rival to Apa's Archie. The two guys formed a quick bond both on and off set, transferring their character's rivalry to real-life competitions. 

    "When we're eating, if I finish first, I'll hold my chin up, like 'Yeah, I finished my meal before you did,' and even when we're working out," Melton said. "We're both athletes. He grew up playing rugby, and I grew up playing football, and I just think the sports mentality about being competitive is in us, but it's all fun and games."

    After a brief pause Melton added jokingly, "I usually come out on top."

    When the two of them played in a soccer game for the British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, Melton shared a photo of him and Apa with the caption, "Me and the water boy."

    Me & the water boy

    A post shared by Charles Melton (@_melton_) on Sep 17, 2017 at 11:34am PDT on

    "I got more playing time than he did and I got more touches on the soccer ball than he did," Melton said of the game.

    In a video shared by Apa, he jumped up on a piece of the set in one try, but Melton didn't make it up. Apa captioned the video, "And u call urself an athlete? Haha. Ur getting old bro — listen to your body."

    @_melton_ and u call urself an athlete? Haha. Ur getting old bro - listen to your body 🙂

    A post shared by KJ Apa (@kjapa) on Sep 23, 2017 at 7:16am PDT on

    Melton and Apa also get to take the competition to the screen as Reggie and Archie are frenemies on the show. 

    "They're historically competitive," Melton said. "Archie is the golden boy and Reggie is kind of on the same playing field, the same level, but he's not the head honcho. He's the prankster, the jokester, and you'll see a lot of that on season two."

    "Riverdale" returns Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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    UPDATE: Ben Affleck on Wednesday apologized to Hilarie Burton for his actions. "I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize," he wrote in a tweet.

    In the wake of a week of bombshell reporting by The New York Times and The New Yorker on decades of allegations of sexual harassment and assault by the movie executive Harvey Weinstein, many in Hollywood who associated with Weinstein are distancing themselves from him.

    On Tuesday, Ben Affleck — who launched his career at the Weinstein-owned Miramax when he won an Oscar for writing the script for 1997's "Good Will Hunting" with Matt Damon, who starred in the movie with him — released a statement saying Weinstein's alleged behavior "made me sick" and was "completely unacceptable."

    However, soon after, social-media users chimed in to say Affleck's comments were hypocritical.

    One person tweeted that Affleck once groped the MTV VJ and "One Tree Hill" star Hilarie Burton in 2003, when she was 21. Burton replied, "I didn't forget."

    Here's the exchange:

    Burton added in another tweet: "I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry." She included clip looking back on MTV's "TRL," which she hosted, that included a brief snippet of her talking about being groped by Affleck.

    Burton says in an extended video that Affleck got up from an interview with her, went over to her, and touched her breast while hugging her.

    "He wraps his arm around me and comes over and tweaks my left boob," Burton says in the video while a clip showing the interaction plays. In the moments after the interaction, Burton says, "Yeah, he pulled that move for sure," to which Affleck replies, "That's his move, yeah."

    Though in the video discussing the interaction Burton tries to play it off as a funny moment, she says: "Some girls like a good tweakage here and there — um, I'd rather have a high-five."

    Here's the video:

    Rose McGowan, who reportedly reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein in 1997 after what The Times described as an "episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival," also used Twitter to voice her displeasure with Affleck, saying she knew he was aware of Weinstein's behavior.

    On Wednesday, Affleck apologized to Burton via Twitter:

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    "Riverdale" is taking an even darker turn. 

    As the hit CW show returns for its second season Wednesday with more drama and even more episodes, we've compiled a list of some of the details that have emerged over the past few months. While everyone involved with the show has been fairly mum on spoilers, casting news and behind-the-scenes photos have given us a sneak peek at what to expect. 

    Here's what to know about the show's second season:

    There are three new Serpents, most notably Toni Topaz.

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    Vanessa Morgan, known for appearing on "The Shannara Chronicles," is playing Topaz, a bisexual character from the comic books. 

    During San Diego Comic-Con "Riverdale" Creator and Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa described her as "Jughead's guide into the Serpent world."

    She is joined by Jordan Connor as Sweet Pea and Drew Ray Tanner as Fangs Fogarty. 


    Bughead's relationship will be strained.

    Toni Topaz's introduction may harm Betty and Jughead's relationship, a.k.a. Bughead. 

    Aguirre-Sacasa told audiences at Comic-Con, "We jokingly say that she's got a lot of the same interests as Jughead, so it's almost like she's a female Jughead. She's trouble. I think she's trouble, getting Jughead into this gang. And I think she might be trouble for Bughead."

    We'll get to meet Betty's brother, Chic.

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    In October it was announced that Hart Denton, a relatively unknown actor, was cast as Betty's long-lost brother. Betty's mom Alice revealed on season one that she had a baby boy in high school but gave him up for adoption.  

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    Warning: There are some spoilers ahead for AMC's "The Walking Dead."

    The "Walking Dead" gang lives day to day trying to get by in the zombie apocalypse. But when they're not fighting the dead or Negan's Saviors, many of the cast share photos with each other hanging out and behind-the-scenes shots from the set. Some of them even live tweet when a new episode airs.

    If you're watching the dead, make sure to follow all of these people to get the most out of the show.

    If you're following anyone, make sure its Chandler Riggs who has grown up on the show playing Rick Grimes' feisty son Carl.

    Unlike his serious mini-soldier persona, Riggs is pretty unfiltered and funny on Twitter. He's not afraid to let you know what he thinks during a rewatch of the show, throughout the live show, and will call out AMC when they make a mistake in a "Walking Dead" tweet. He also shares details from when he's off set, in school, and getting ready for college.

    Norman Reedus plays fan favorite Daryl Dixon on the show and you never know what you're going to get from his Instagram.

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    Reedus' shares range from sweet throwbacks with fellow "Walking Dead" castmembers to funny and bizarrememe-worthy videos without context.

    The photo above shows Daryl and Rick as Robin and Batman. Here's a recent one of Daryl's head on the terrifying clown from "It." Apologies in advance for the nightmares. 

    Fair warning, some of his Instagrams are NSFW. You can follow him on Instagram here.

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan may play Negan, the most hated villain on the show right now, but the cast loves taking selfies with him.

    Morgan is especially good buddies with Norman Reedus even though Reedus' character Daryl wants nothing to do with Negan. At New York Comic Con's press conference, the two were seated next to each other and Morgan had his arm around his pal and poked fun at Reedus for using the word "besties" at one point (though it wasn't in reference to the pair).

    We're waiting for more photos of this budding bromance when the new season launches on AMC. Follow him on Instagram here and Twitter here. He shares a myriad of different photos across the two and will tweet about the show.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Riverdale" season two, episode one, "A Kiss Before Dying."

    "Riverdale" made an emotional return Wednesday night as much of the episode centered around Fred Andrews' fate after being shot during the season one finale.

    But after the relief that came with Archie's dad Fred surviving, fans of The CW show were hit with a surprise during the episode's final minute: the shocking return of Ms. Geraldine Grundy and her subsequent murder.  

    Fans were overwhelmed. 





    We last saw Ms. Grundy leave town in the aftermath of the discovery of her illicit affair with Archie. 

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    As the music teacher at Riverdale High School, Ms. Grundy started sleeping with her underage student Archie the summer before his sophomore year. The two were together and heard a gunshot the day Jason Blossom was presumed to have been killed. 

    Betty became suspicious of Ms. Grundy, and she began to investigate the music teacher with Veronica's help. The two discovered that the only record of a Ms. Grundy was an old woman who died seven years prior, a nod to the original character from the comics. They later broke into her car and discovered an ID that read Jennifer Gibson and a gun. 

    Archie confronted Ms. Grundy. She told him that she had left an abusive husband and changed her identity to escape.

    Later that same evening, Archie stopped by the school with a cello bow he gifted to the teacher. The two were then interrupted by Betty, her mother Alice, and Fred. After confronting Ms. Grundy about engaging in statutory rape, the parents agreed to let her leave if she quit her job and completely left town. 

    She packed up and left on episode four and hadn't been seen since. 

    She is still teaching music when the second season starts. 

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    In the final moments of the episode, the camera pans to a cute little house in Greendale. A teen boy is playing the piano before looking up to ask none other than Ms. Grundy how his playing is. 

    She tells this boy named Ben that he is making progress and then walks him to the door, telling him to come again the following day. Before he leaves, she grabs him by the shirt and kisses him on the lips. She is still engaging in predatory relationships with underage teenage boys.

    As she turns back from the door, she finds some music sheets on the floor and notices that the window is open. She is approached from behind by what looks to be the same man who shot Fred. He lifts her up with a sharp object pressing into her throat, slicing her neck open.

    Her death may have been a surprise, but some fans are seriously glad she won't be back for good.




    We don't know why Ms. Grundy was a target or what this villain wants, so we'll have to stay tuned to see what happens next Wednesday. Welcome back to Riverdale.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Riverdale" season two, episode one, "A Kiss Before Dying."

    After a whole season of just being mentioned by name, Hiram Lodge finally made his appearance on "Riverdale" Wednesday night. And judging by his first scene, the character is bound to stir up some trouble in the teen drama.

    The businessman, played by Mark Consuelos, makes his debut sitting at the family dining table as Veronica walks into their apartment after spending the day with Archie. As he sits hidden in the dark, he expresses his serious disappointment in Veronica for not being home when he got there. 

    Veronica responds: "I've changed. You have no idea. The question is: have you?" 

    "Not so much that I don't want a kiss hello from my daughter," Hiram responds. 

    The chilly family reunion only got more awkward as Veronica informs her parents that Archie's dad, Fred, has survived the gunshot wound he sustained at the end of season one. Fans were immediately suspicious to see Hiram, especially so soon after the shooting.



    Now, the only question that remains is what Hiram's ultimate goal is and what his arrival means to the show.

    His business ventures will continue to affect Riverdale. 

    Lodges are back baby 😘

    A post shared by Marisol Nichols (@marisolnichols) on Jul 6, 2017 at 4:01am PDT on

    In season one while he was in prison for fraud, Hiram continued to run Lodge Industries with the help of his wife Hermione. His shady business deals and partnership with the Southside Serpants made him a major player in the town from behind the scenes.

    One of the company's biggest secret dealings was giving Andrews Construction, Fred's company, the contract to work on the drive-in property. Hermionie forged Veronica's signature and went behind Hiram's back to secure the contract. When Hiram found out about Hermionie's brief fling with Fred, he hired men to come destroy the construction site. 

    The couple tried to buy out Fred from his contract, but he refused. This only spells trouble. 

    And on top of that, Hermionie and Fred used to date before Hiram came along, so there's already a tense relationship between the Andrews and the Lodges. 

    With Hiram out of prison, we can only assume his reach will continue to grow. 

    His ruthless past will also affect his relationship with his daughter.

    @_melton_ @caseycott consider yourselves #trolled

    A post shared by Mark Consuelos (@instasuelos) on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:58pm PDT on

    Veronica was distraught when she learned her father's business relationship with Manfred Muggs, Ethel's father, caused the family to lose almost everything they owned and resulted in Manfred's attempted suicide. She decided to stop standing up for her dad. 

    His attempts at reconciliation could fall on deaf ears. 

    "Hiram arrives and Veronica can't really trust him, considering she knows what he's done and he's trying, he actually is trying to step into her life again and play more of an active role as her father but at first she's very hesitant, but that changes," Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica, told DigitalSpy

    She continued: "That being said, Hiram is still the shark he's always been, he's still a businessman, that hasn't changed, and he's keeping a lot of secrets from Veronica and she wants nothing more than to be part of that secret, and he won't let her be." 

    He could come between Archie and Veronica. 

    I just absolutely adore these two. #lodges #riverdale

    A post shared by Marisol Nichols (@marisolnichols) on Jul 20, 2017 at 3:47pm PDT on

    Historically, in the original comics, Hiram hates Archie dating Veronica and has a feud with the teen. There's little doubt that this disapproval will translate onto the series.

    Show creator and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly, "Hiram is a family man, he loves and treasures his wife and especially his daughter, but there's no denying that we've built up someone who has very dark dealings and who has a criminal past."

    There is tension between the father and daughter now, so one can only imagine the pressure her relationship with Archie will put on their family bond.

    Consuelos did tease his character's relationship with Archie in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

    "Is he manipulating him or is mentoring him?" Consuelos said. "Is he mentoring him or is seeing what he's made of? You really really don't know, and I think that's the fun part."

    Though Wednesday's episode only offered a brief glimpse at the powerful businessman, he's sure to play a larger role the rest of this season. 

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "The Walking Dead."

    "The Walking Dead" returns to AMC Sunday, October 22, and when it does it will feel like a return to earlier seasons. Sure, you may know Rick and company are banding together to go up against Negan's ruthless Saviors in season eight, but there's much more to be aware of before the show returns.

    If you don't have time to marathon the series before it returns, INSIDER has you covered with a guide of everything you should know before tuning in to the season eight premiere.

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    Rick banded together Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom to wage war against Negan.

    At the end of season seven, Rick realized that they can't keep living in fear of Negan and the Saviors. Michonne reminded him that they're the ones who survive and that they need to fight for a better life for his children, Carl and Judith.

    He knew he didn't have the numbers alone. Although it was easy to convince the Hilltop to get on board without Gregory leading the charge, it took a bit more convincing to get King Ezekiel to risk the lives of those in the Kingdom. 

    After the senseless killing of a young boy by Negan's men, Ezekiel knew he couldn't continue pretending to have a civil relationship with the Saviors. Get ready to see a lot of characters come together in the season eight premiere. You can read our spoiler-free review here.

    Gregory — the leader of the Hilltop — ran off at the end of last season.

    The current leader of the Hilltop has no interest in fighting the Saviors. Near the end of season seven, Gregory hinted to Negan's right-hand man Simon that someone else (Maggie) may be trying to take over the Hilltop. Simon told him if ever had any trouble along those lines to go see him at the Sanctuary.

    After Simon considered killing Maggie himself, we see him planning a trip somewhere — presumably to Sanctuary.

    Maggie has all but taken control of the Hilltop.

    The Hilltop doesn't need Gregory anyway.

    After working with Sasha to take out a group of undead at the Hilltop, Maggie earned the respect of the community and offered to teach them all how to defend themselves. The two trained an army, and, in the season seven finale, Maggie led a group of the Hilltop's people into Alexandria to help defend it from the Saviors.


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    The Emmy-winning composer Mac Quayle has had a storied career in music and television.

    Quayle won an Emmy in 2015 for his work on the pilot episode of the acclaimed USA series "Mr. Robot." He has scored each season of Ryan Murphy's FX show "American Horror Story" since 2014's "Freakshow." He also worked with Murphy on "American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson," which won 10 Emmys in 2016.

    Quayle returns to "Mr. Robot" for its third season, which premiered Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST on USA.

    Business Insider talked to Quayle about his experience working on each show, his decision to score an "American Horror Story: Cult" scene about Trump's election as if it were a "dark action" movie, and the musicians he's most proud to have worked with.

    John Lynch: What does your process look like generally? How do you go about building a TV score?

    Mac QuayleMac Quayle: Well, it always starts with a conversation with the creators of the show about what they're looking to do, what kind of score they think they might want. Then from there, they start sending me completed scenes, or acts, or whole episodes, and we go through it together and talk about where the music should be. And then I start writing music based on all of our conversations. At that point, it's a collaboration. We kind of go back and forth until the music gets to be just the right thing they're looking for to help to tell their story.

    Lynch: With "American Horror Story" and its variation in themes between seasons, what sort of challenge does that present for you, the constant shifting?

    Quayle: Every season it's like we're starting over from scratch. Completely different story, possibly a different time period, different characters. So the music starts over from scratch each season. It's a challenge, and it's also pretty exciting: that first period of creating the music that's going to essentially be the blueprint for what the season will sound like. It's pretty intense for the first couple months, and then we find the recipe that will guide us through the rest of the season.


    Lynch: In this season, "Cult," Sarah Paulson's character's anxieties intensify after Trump is elected. How did you react to the election, and how did your reaction inform your work and the show?

    Quayle: Well, the scene that's right at the beginning of the first episode of "Cult"— when they're watching the election on television, watching the returns come in, the moment when it's clear that Trump wins — I had a very similar reaction to Sarah Paulson's character. It was very much hard to believe. Didn't seem real. The first piece of music in this episode was this montage of actual footage from the campaign, and we scored it like it was a dark action scene, like something really bad is happening, and we should be scared. It definitely resonated with me that that was the appropriate way to underscore Trump giving speeches on the campaign trail. 

    Lynch: You've been nominated for four Emmys, and you won once for the pilot of "Mr. Robot." What do you think it was it about your score on that particular episode that stood out?

    Quayle: It was the first batch of music that was written for that show, and there was quite a lot of it. It was the beginning of defining the sound that would be "Mr. Robot," so for me it was a pretty special episode. It just seemed like the right one to submit for the Emmys that year. Fortunately, the music in the show had already gotten a lot of attention before the Emmys even came around, so it kind of got swept up in this groundswell of buzz about the show.

    Lynch: How does working with Ryan Murphy on "American Horror Story" differ from working with Sam Esmail on "Mr. Robot?"

    Quayle: Ryan tends to be more of a big picture guy. He'll get me started with these conversations about what the music needs to do for a particular show or season. And then as I start delivering things, it's mostly that he either likes it or he doesn't. He's not usually getting in there with me and giving me lots of notes. He may give me a few big notes, like this cue needs to be more sad, or needs to end in a much scarier place, things like that. Sam is a little more hands-on, and there's really a lot of back-and-forth with him about particular sounds and different things in the music. They definitely have a different style of working with their composers, both, I think, yielding a good result. 

    Lynch: What, if anything, can you tell me about this third season of "Mr. Robot?" How did you approach it?

    Quayle: I can't say too much. It hasn't started airing yet, and they're keeping most of it under wraps. All I can say is that the foundation of it is the core "Mr. Robot" sound. It's very electronic, quite dark. It's essentially scoring what's going on in Elliot's head, and we're pushing the score out a little bit more than we did in season two. That's what we did then. Season one had its sound, and season two started with that sound and expanded a little bit from there. And now we're expanding it a little bit more this time. I've only completed a couple of episodes so far, so it's still evolving, and we'll see what it ultimately turns into.

    Lynch: Shifting gears a bit, in scoring "The People vs. OJ Simpson," how did the real-life subject matter of that show affect your approach to writing the music for it?

    Quayle: I don't know that it really had an effect. I take that back. There were two things that had an effect on the score: One was the quality of the performances, and the script. It was phenomenal writing, phenomenal actors. And then that it was a true story. Those two things really dictated that the music take more of a back seat. It didn't have such a big role, as it does on "American Horror Story" or "Mr. Robot." It just kind of sits back and lets the amazing performances shine and do their thing. Occasionally it comes up front a little and pushes things one way or the other, but it was much more of a subtle approach on that show. 

    Lynch: Is that less fulfilling, in a way, to have your involvement be more subtle?

    Quayle: I suppose had the show itself not been as strong as it was, then it could have maybe been less fulfilling. But since it was such a strong show with this great cast, it was pretty exciting just to be a part of it, even if the music was a more subtle character than in the other shows.

    Lynch: You've had a storied career as a producer in the music industry as well. Is there one artist who you're most proud to have worked with?

    Quayle: That's a good question. I'm not sure that there's one. There's some favorites that stick out to me. I've worked with New Order, which is a favorite band of mine. That was a highlight. I got to record Whitney Houston, via digital link. We were actually in different countries, but I got to do a vocal session with her, which was pretty fantastic. And wow, there's been so many others. Really fortunate to work with such talented people. 

    Lynch: These are two huge shows you have going right now in "AHS" and "Mr. Robot." Do you hope for an awards season push in the next round of Emmys for either one?

    Quayle: You know, it's hard to say. I'd love to see "Mr. Robot" get attention again. Anything that would get attention, of course, I'm very grateful for. So, we'll have to see what things look like next spring.  

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    Actor James Van Der Beek took to Twitter on Wednesday night to share an account of his experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood, and express support for the women who have spoken out against the alleged sexual misconduct of Harvey Weinstein.

    "What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal. What he's admitted to is unacceptable — in any industry,"Van Der Beek wrote. "I applaud everybody speaking out."

    "I've had my a-- grabbed by older, powerful men," he continued. "I've had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger. I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome."

    Van Der Beek became a prominent name in TV in the late 1990s when he starred in the series "Dawson's Creek," starting at the age of 21. He currently stars in the Viceland series "What Would Diplo Do?" 

    Since reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker detailed numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein last week, a number of other actors have come forward to share their experiences of harassment in the industry.

    While Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward to accuse Weinstein of sexually harassing them early in their careers, actor Terry Crews also revealed he was sexually assaulted by an unnamed Hollywood executive.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for the second season premiere of "Riverdale," titled "A Kiss Before Dying."

    "Riverdale" returned for its second season Wednesday with new mysteries for fans to unfold and a new threat to the town's residents. It looks like there's another killer on the loose. 

    In the final moments of the CW drama's premiere episode, Ms. Grundy makes a return and is subsequently murdered in her Greendale home by a masked man who appears to be the same guy who shot Fred Andrews at the end of season one. Even though viewers can't see if the piercing green eyes are the same, he is wearing a homemade mask with eye holes.

    So who could the killer be? We've rounded up a few theories that may play out during the rest of the season. 

    Manfred Muggs

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    Manfred Muggs, Ethel's father, has never been seen onscreen, but his family has been burned before. 

    Veronica learns on the first season that Manfred and her father were business partners until the partnership ultimately resulted in the Muggs family losing everything. Manfred then attempted suicide and was hospitalized. 

    Redditor Locke108 made a theory that the killer is going after "the sinners of Riverdale," which led to another Reddit user thinking about Manfred.

    "We know Ethel’s father was mentally unwell after his financial crisis. Could he have been sent over the edge by what the Core four’s respective families have done to his family and his town!?"Redditor rwhyman1 wrote. 

    Hiram Lodge

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    Hiram is out of prison and back home now. And if prison didn't stop him from shady business deals, there's no way he's going to step away from it now. 

    His involvement makes more sense with Fred's attach because of their shared history. Lodge Industries has a contract with Fred's company, Andrews Construction, that Fred refused to be bought out of. On top of that, Hermione and Fred used to date before Hiram came around. The former couple had a brief fling when Hiram was in jail. And when Hiram found out it, he hired men to come destroy the construction site.

    While Hiram is most likely not the killer, that doesn't mean he isn't hiring someone for the job. But the target on Ms. Grundy's back makes a little less sense. 

    Hal Cooper

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    A number of Twitter users have pointed out that the killer bears a kind of resemblance to Hal Cooper, Betty's dad. 

    He did break into Sheriff Keller's house to steal evidence about Jason Blossom's murder and then did try to destroy it. However, he said he did those things to protect Polly and his family.

    On the other hand, his wife busted Ms. Grundy and Archie, so he does have a slight connection to the music teacher. 

    Could he be driven to actual murder? 

    Grundy's ex

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    Ms. Grundy's secretive background came to light after Betty and Veronica did some detective work on season one.  

    They discovered that the only record of a Ms. Grundy was an old woman who died seven years prior, a nod to the original character from the comics, and broke into Ms. Grundy's car to see what they could find. In the car, they discovered an ID that read Jennifer Gibson and a gun.

    After Archie confronted Ms. Grundy about the ID, she told him that she had left an abusive husband and changed her identity to escape.

    Some Twitter users think he might have found her and decided to exact revenge. 

    As for other theories, it could be whoever the "Sugar Man" is who was teased by showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, a Southside Serpent, or someone we haven't even met yet.

    Stay tuned for more theories and development as the series progresses. Read all our "Riverdale" coverage here.

    "Riverdale" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. 

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for the second season premiere of "Riverdale," titled "A Kiss Before Dying."

    "Riverdale" loves to sneak in some fun Easter eggs in episodes, and Wednesday's season two premiere was no exception.

    From some comic references to throwbacks to the first season and other hidden details, here are eight things you might have missed.

    While in the hospital, Jughead gives Archie the superhero name Pureheart the Powerful.

    As Archie and his friends sit in the hospital waiting room, Jughead credits Archie for saving his father and Cheryl.

    "If you keep this up, you're going to need a superhero name: Pureheart the Powerful," he says. 

    The name is a fun nod to some of the Archie Comics in which Archie is actually a superhero who goes by that same name. His friends also have their own superhero identities. 

    Sheriff Keller makes a quick reference to Jingle Jangle.

    When Sheriff Keller questions Archie about his dad's shooting, he says that the shooter was "probably out of his head on meth or the Jingle Jangle."

    This drug name seems like a reference to a song called "Jingle Jangle" by The Archies, Archie's fictional band on the TV cartoon. 

    Listen to the song here

    Dr. Masters is taking care of Fred Andrews.

    Dr. Masters is actually the name of an Archie Comics character who got his own story in "The Adventures of Young Dr. Masters." 


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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Jason Momoa played Khal Drogo on "Game of Thrones."
    • In the show, Drogo raped Daenerys Targaryen on their wedding night.
    • In a clip from 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, Momoa speaks about his time on the show.
    • He says he loves the fantasy genre because you can "rape beautiful women and then have them fall in love with you."
    • Many people are upset by his comment.
    • Rape and sexual assault are not topics one should ever joke about.

    In a resurfaced clip from 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, actor Jason Momoa can be heard saying he enjoyed playing Khal Drogo on "Game of Thrones" because he could "rape beautiful women."

    The quote in question came after an audience member asked Momoa what it was like working with HBO. Momoa said he had enjoyed the experience of being on "Game of Thrones."

    "As far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that genre," Momoa said. "It's just that there's so many things you can do, like rip someone's tongue out of their throat and get away with it. And rape beautiful women and then have them fall in love with you, you know what I mean?"

    Around the point where Momoa begins talking about rape, he starts laughing and looking around at Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke (who were seated on either side of him). The audience and other "Game of Thrones" stars all laugh too, though some appear surprised by his comment. Momoa appears slightly uncomfortable and pretends to hide his face in his jacket for a moment.

    Momoa has been a beloved star in the fantasy and comic fandoms thanks to his role as Khal Drogo on the HBO series and upcoming portrayal of Aquaman in DC's "Justice League." This old Comic-Con panel segment has people dismayed.

    A Twitter user named Elizabath (@peeanofreek) first posted the clip, which was picked up by other people on the platform.

    You can watch the full Comic-Con panel below. Momoa's comment about rape on the show starts around 40 minutes into the video.

    Momoa was likely alluding to the wedding night scene between Daenerys and Drogo from the pilot episode of "Game of Thrones." After their wedding ceremony and bloody Dothraki party, the scene shows Daenerys crying while Drogo undresses her and eventually rapes her. 

    Why the rape of Daenerys is already a controversial subject

    Momoa's commentary aside, the scene between Drogo and Daenerys has been the topic of debate in the fandom for some time. In George R.R. Martin's novel, the first sexual encounter between Drogo and Daenerys is more consensual. Though Daenerys is still 13 years old and coerced into the marriage by her brother, Drogo does not force sex upon her until she says "yes."

    The show's version of events is a much more direct example of rape. 

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    In the both the books and the show, Daenerys does not consent to subsequent sexual assaults from Drogo. Only once she decides to take matters into her own hands and initiate more intimate sexual acts does their relationship evolve into one rooted in love.

    People have long taken issue with the removal of Daenerys' initial consent on the show. Now hearing Momoa's intended joke about getting to "rape beautiful women and then have them fall in love with you" is especially problematic given the context. 

    And of course, this video is resurfacing during a particularly difficult week for women dealing with sexual harassment and assault in the public sphere. Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexually harassing and abusing more than 26 women. In the wake of these reports, an actress alleged that Ben Affleck groped her once during a TV segment taping.

    Representatives for Momoa didn't respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • "Stranger Things" season two arrives on October 27.
    • Netflix just released the final trailer for the next chapter of the series.
    • The footage shows Eleven returning and using her powers
    • There's also a new shadowy monster haunting Hawkins, Indiana.
    • Will is in trouble once again, and Chief Jim Hopper will lead the fight against the new danger.
    • There are two new characters, a young redheaded girl and an older man played by Sean Astin.
    • Steve Harrington and his iconic baseball bat are also back, and there’s a spooky new soundtrack that’s a perfect fit for Halloween.
    • Watch the full trailer below.

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Jason Momoa played Khal Drogo on "Game of Thrones."
    • In the show, Drogo raped Daenerys Targaryen on their wedding night.
    • At 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, Momoa said he loves the fantasy genre because you can "rape beautiful women and then have them fall in love with you."
    • The clip resurfaced on Twitter and went viral.
    • Momoa posted an apology on Instagram for his comment years ago: "I made a truly tasteless comment. It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said."

    Early Thursday morning, an old video of "Game of Thrones" actor Jason Momoa making a joke about getting to "rape beautiful women" on the show was shared on Twitter. People who hadn't seen the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con panel were freshly horrified by the comments.

    On Friday, Momoa shared an apology for the insensitive remark on his Instagram page:

    I awoke in Australia to the justified reactions by many people to a distasteful joke I made years ago in Hall H for which I am sorry. I am still severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day. I know my sincerest apology now won't take away those hurtful words. Rape and sexual harassment can reach anyone and I have seen first hand its painful torment among members of my own family and friends.

    I made a truly tasteless comment. It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said.

    All apologies, Jason.

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    The quote people took issue with in the video happened when Momoa was discussing what it was like working with HBO. He said he enjoyed being a part of "Game of Thrones."

    "As far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that genre," Momoa said. "It's just that there's so many things you can do, like rip someone's tongue out of their throat and get away with it. And rape beautiful women and then have them fall in love with you, you know what I mean?"

    A Twitter user named Elizabeth (@peeanofreek) posted the clip which garnered a lot of attention, and was retweeted more than 6,000 times. You can watch the video below:

    If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can visit RAINN or call its hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to receive confidential support from a trained staff member.

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    With the help of a footage from Sean Hannity's recent Fox News interview with President Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert got some face time with his rival.

    Thanks to a green screen and some creative editing, The "Late Night" host magically sat across from Trump in a segment on the show Thursday night, and Colbert hilariously had his way with him.

    Colbert "asked" Trump to comment on the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which Trump in a doctored response said "it was very sad when I saw this." 

    Colbert then asked if he ever engaged in any sexual harassment.

    The manipulated Trump footage had him answer: "25 years ago, 20 years ago, and 10 years ago, and 5 years ago." Colbert asked of any other times and Trump replied, "Tomorrow."

    Colbert then turned to Trump's electoral college win to claim the presidency. He was curious if Trump could name the states he thought clinched it. Trump said he could name "many states." Colbert asked if he could name one of those states now. Trump said, "Russia."

    To end the interview, the Trump footage made it seem like he was praising Colbert's high ratings and beating all the competition. Colbert then said he would "return the compliment."

    "I think you are a bloated narcissist whose presidency is a knife in the moral heart of America," Colbert said. "A wound on our national soul that will take generations to heal, if ever."

    Watch the faux interview below:

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