People: Chip, Joanna Gaines to debut TV channel


Chip, Joanna Gaines to debut TV channel

The lifestyle team of Chip and Joanna Gaines will launch their own Discovery-affiliated television network in the summer of 2020.

Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced the Gaines' channel Wednesday prior to a sales presentation to advertisers. There's no name yet. It will replace the current DIY network, which is seen in about 52 million homes in the United States.

No programming was revealed, except for reruns of "Fixer Upper," the HGTV series that launched the Gaines' media career. Discovery said topics that will be covered include community, home, garden, food and wellness.

Allison Page, who currently runs HGTV, will be president of the joint venture between Discovery and Magnolia, the Gaines' company. There are also plans for a dedicated app and subscription streaming service.

Baldwin explains miscarriage decision

Hilaria Baldwin says she chose to share that she had a miscarriage because it would hurt if she "went through it in silence."

The author, yoga instructor and wife of actor Alec Baldwin wrote on Instagram on Tuesday "there was no heartbeat today at my it's over."

The 35-year-old mother of four says she feels fortunate because she's "surrounded by such love."

Baldwin had written last week that she was "most likely experiencing a miscarriage."

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In an essay for Glamour magazine, Baldwin wrote sharing her story might help her and other women dealing with a miscarriage "to find support."

Baldwin says emotionally she's still healing.

Lena Dunham marks first year of sobriety

Lena Dunham is celebrating one year of sobriety.

The 32-year-old actress shared her milestone in an Instagram post Wednesday with a photo of her flashing a thumbs-up.

The "Girls" creator revealed she was misusing prescription drugs during a Dax Shepard podcast in October.

Dunham writes she didn't know she had an issue with drugs for a long time because they were prescribed by a doctor, she was outwardly successful and she was not a wild partier.

She says the community of other people in recovery has brought her "peace, joy and lasting connections."

She encouraged others struggling with addiction to persevere and ask for help, reminding them "you are never too far gone."

Today's birthdays: Musician Herbie Hancock is 79. Actor Ed O'Neill ("Modern Family," ''Married...With Children") is 73. Actor Andy Garcia is 63. Singer Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls is 55. Actress Shannen Doherty is 48. Actor Matt McGorry ("How To Get Away With Murder," ''Orange Is The New Black") is 33. Actress Brooklyn Decker ("Grace and Frankie") is 32. Actress Saoirse Ronan is 25.

— The Associated Press


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