Analysis: ‘From Scratch’ offers one of this week’s tastiest new shows

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Temperatures are starting to drop, so for me, it’s comfort food time.

Curling up with something tasty to eat or drink definitely suits me better than going out in the cold.

And what’s hibernation without some fun and interesting new entertainment to consume?

‘From Zero’

I’ve been looking forward to this new Netflix series ever since my book club read Tembi Locke’s memoir it’s based on.

It tells the story of Amahle « Amy » Wheeler (played by Zoe Saldaña), who falls in love with a Sicilian chef while on a study abroad program in Italy – so you know it’s a delicious story. But the couple face challenges due to their different cultural backgrounds and a battle with cancer.

Even though I know how it all ends, I’m looking forward to « From Scratch », which is streaming now.

« The School of Good and Evil »

(From left) Kerry Washington as Professor Dovey and Charlize Theron as Lady Lesso in a scene from

Can it be magic?

In this modern fairy tale, based on the young adult novel by Soman Chainani, two best friends come face to face in an enchanted school where young heroes and villains are trained to guard the balance of good and evil.

The film is worth it on its own for Charlize Theron, playing the role of the headmistress of the school for evil, and Kerry Washington whose character oversees the school for good – although I don’t think I ever imagined the one or the other in a project like this. (Other notable faculty members include Michelle Yeoh and Laurence Fishburne.)

“The School for Good and Evil” is in select theaters and streaming on Netflix.

« Chrissy’s Court »

Chrissy Teigen in a scene from

Model, food maven, DJ and judge. Is there anything Chrissy Teigen can’t do?

Just go the ride with this small-claims comedy show, in which Teigen rules over real-life disputes. There are many arbitration shows out there, but this one is definitely in a full-fledged courtroom.

Season 3 of « Chrissy’s Court » begins streaming now on Roku.

Taylor Swift performs during the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Awards at Ryman Auditorium on September 20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Taylor Swift’s new music is always cause for celebration — and usually a lot of lyrical detective work.

But this time around, we won’t have to guess so much what Swift’s songs are about; she’s sharing the stories behind some of the tracks from her new album, « Midnights, » on social media.

These teasers even included the « Midnights Manifest, » which gives a week-long look into Swift’s life and the timeline surrounding the record’s release. We could get used to you spoiling us like that, Tay!

« Midnights » is out now.

Meghan Trainor attends the Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2019.

Meghan Trainor’s life has changed a lot since the release of her hit « All About That Bass » in 2014.

The singer gave birth to her first child with husband Daryl Sabara in 2021. She recently told People magazine that she had a « traumatic » C-section and detailed a health scare she and Sabara then had deal with their newborn’s sleep patterns.

Trainor also told EW that she channeled it all into her new album, « Takin’ It Back. »

« In previous albums, there was a simple love song or an ‘I’m going to be confident today’ song, » she said. « These songs are like, ‘Y’all, I’m fighting. It’s real, but we’re all in this together. Who’s with me?’ It’s just more real and raw.

« Takin’ It Back » is also out now.

(L to R) Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez attend the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' Second Annual Gala Night on October 15.

Can people stop pitting Selena Gomez against Hailey Bieber?

The couple were photographed looking like best friends at an Academy Museum of Motion Pictures gala party in Los Angeles last weekend and social media went into a frenzy.

Fans of each woman have attacked the other on social media over the years. That’s because Gomez was infamously in an on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber before the singer started dating Hailey Baldwin. The latter couple married in 2018.

Hailey Bieber recently tried to shut down speculation that she ‘stole’ her husband from Gomez during a podcast appearance. Gomez, meanwhile, appeared to be calling on people to be lenient with Ms Bieber after the interview aired.

Fingers crossed for their recent show of unity keeps people from feeling pressured to choose sides.

(Left to right) Selma Blair and her dance partner, Sasha Farber, perform on an episode of

Selma Blair taught the world a valuable lesson this week.

The actress, who has multiple sclerosis, pulled out of this season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ after the competition proved too taxing on her body.

Although she did well in the long reality contest, I commend Blair for showing that it’s okay to take a step back from something that just isn’t working for you.

By putting her health first — even going on a show she clearly loved being on — Blair continues to set a strong example. Sometimes it’s just as brave to walk away as it is to show up.

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