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Genovia Forever: Anne Hathaway Confirms Princess Diaries 3

The princess herself has confirmed her upcoming return to Genovia, alongside Julie Andrews.

The royals are back.

After a fifteen-year-long absence, Anne Hathaway has confirmed that she'll be returning to Genovia, reprising her role as Mia Thermopolis, everyone's favorite princess-next-door. Yes, Princess Diaries Number 3 is really happening.

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Hathaway dropped the news on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, announcing that "there is a script for the third movie," making everyone who's ever been nostalgic for the early 2000s very, very happy. The ever-elegant Dame Julie Andrews will be returning as well to reprise her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, and producer Debra Martin Chase has also committed to the project.

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The first film was released in 2001, and Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement came out in 2004. Director Garry Marshall had expressed interest in a third, but tragically died in 2016 at age 81. Julie Andrews told BuzzFeed News in 2017 that "we might do [a third film] in honor of him."

Following this, the films experienced a bit of a cultural resurgence, with many fans drawing parallels between Mia's story and the newly royal Meghan Markle's.

Markle is one of the many inspiring and determinedly authentic women who have, like Mia, experienced sudden rises to the spotlight recently. In an era that seems primed for female leadership, Princess Diaries seems like the perfect fit, as it has been lauded for its independent female characters and its central message: stay true to yourself.

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The film's release date is still TBA. Hathaway told Cohen that "We all really want [the film] to happen, it's just we don't want to do it unless it's perfect." A queen is never late; everyone else is simply early. We wouldn't expect anything less from Hollywood's favorite nonexistent country and its iconic commander-in-chief.

Eden Arielle Gordon is a writer and musician from New York City. She enjoys coffee, electric guitars, and subway rides to Coney Island.

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Kim Zolciak Reveals Huge Raise for Show ‘Don’t Be Tardy’

The reality television star and her daughter are raking in around a combined $1.7 million

Kim Zolciak managed to become a standout star from The Real Housewives of Atlanta — and now she's making bank in her own show, Don't Be Tardy.

Zolciak and her daughter just finished filming season 7 of their show and an unknown source just revealed their salaries. The source said the duo negotiated more money to come back and thus, got a raise.

Bravo is giving the mother-daughter duo a raise that would even keep me on the show — Zolciak is now making $125,000 an episode which amounts to about $1.5 million for the season. Her daughter, Brielle Biermann also got a raise — she's now pulling in around $16,000 per episode, amounting to around $192,000 for the season.

A couple months ago, Zolciak made a scene after making racist comments on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She stated her belief that racism isn't real and before that, called NeNe Leakes' home a 'roach nest.' Zolciak later said that her coworkers always play the race card and that she makes no association with her words and racism.

Kroy Biermann, Zolciak's husband and Biermann's adopted dad, also got a cut of the deal. During his career in the NFL, Biermann didn't really need to be paid that much by the show — however, now that he's out, he renegotiated his deal with the show and became executive producer, along with Zolciak.

Don't Be Tardy came to be when she met Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann whom she married in November 2011 — the show itself follows Zolciak for the two months leading up to her wedding. Colin Cowie, a celebrity event planner, helps the duo and different problems arise to entertain viewers, such as Zolciak's mom not wanting to come.

After the first initial season, we follow Zolciak and Biermann around in their new lives — two new baby boys and then two more twins in the next season. It also seems like with the exception of her oldest daughters, the couple is naming their children with 'K' names — Kardashian jealousy anyone?

We don't know if the show will be renewed for an eighth season but with these new raises, it'll probably happen — who knows, maybe by that time Brielle will be a big enough star to host her own show.

Amber Wang is a freelancer for Popdust, Gearbrain and various other sites. She is also a student at NYU, a photographer and a marketing intern.

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