Aniston makes TV return with Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston
Updated 09 November 2017
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Aniston makes TV return with Witherspoon

LOS ANGELES: “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she is partnering with Reese Witherspoon.
The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show.
Aniston came to fame as Rachel on the hit NBC comedy “Friends,” which aired from 1994 to 2004. She then focused on films, including “Office Space,” “Bruce Almighty” and “Marley & Me.”
The Oscar-winning Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) made a TV splash last season with HBO’s Emmy-winning series “Big Little Lies,” which she starred in and produced with Nicole Kidman. The new series marks a TV reunion for its stars: Witherspoon and Aniston played sisters on an episode of “Friends.”
Landing the buzzed-about project represents a coup for Apple, which said it has ordered two seasons but did not announce the show’s title, release date or whether the shows will be distributed on iTunes or a different platform.
The series was described by Apple as “an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual.”
It will draw on “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV” by Brian Stelter, CNN senior media correspondent. The 2013 book relates the rivalry between NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Stelter is a consultant on the drama, and Jay Carson (“House of Cards“) is writing the pilot and is an executive producer along with Witherspoon and Aniston.


Hostages unharmed in attempted Mexico bank robbery

Police officers respond to a hostage situation outside a bank in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, on Monday. (REUTERS via social media)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Hostages unharmed in attempted Mexico bank robbery

  • A police tactical team convinced the suspect to open the door with the idea of releasing the hostages

MEXICO CITY: A bank robbery turned hostage situation in northern Mexican has ended with police killing the thief and the hostages escaping unharmed.
The robber entered a branch of the Banorte bank in Hermosillo in Sonora state Monday morning and took four women hostage with a knife.
Hermosillo police said in a statement that hours later a police tactical team convinced the suspect to open the door with the idea of releasing the hostages. But the suspect resisted releasing them and was shot.
The 31-year-old man died later at a local hospital.