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Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Aug. 8 — 14. Details and times are subject to change.

MOULIN ROUGE (2001) 5:49 p.m. on Starz. Over twenty years before Baz Luhrmann was focused on “Elvis,” he directed this whimsical, pop-music filled love story. Set in Paris in 1899 Christian (Ewan McGregor), a writer, meets Satine (Nicole Kidman), a cabaret dancer, at Moulin Rouge and tries to impress her in order to be able to perform his play at the now-iconic venue in the outskirts of Montmartre. They end up falling in love despite the relationship Satine is faking with a Duke (Richard Roxburgh) who is helping fund the club. “‘Moulin Rouge’ will be accused of having no heart,” Elvis Mitchell wrote in his review for The New York Times. “But the truth is just the opposite. The movie has so much heart that the poor overworked organ explodes in every scene.”

PASSWORD 10 p.m. on NBC. In 1961, CBS aired its first episode of this game show. After a 14-year run, the show ended and instead became an occasional segment on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show.” This Tuesday, the show is coming back with Fallon as an executive producer and Keke Palmer as the host. Each episode will feature Fallon teaming up with a celebrity guest (to name a few: Chelsea Handler, Heidi Klum and Martin Short), and they will be playing against two contestants to guess a secret password using one-word codes. The first episode of the show will honor Betty White, who originally played the game on the show in 1961 — which is also where she met her husband, Allen Ludden, who hosted the show.

HARD KNOCKS: THE DETROIT LIONS 10 p.m. on HBO. With a new team and new season, football fans are getting another inside look into what goes on at training camp — this season follows the Detroit Lions. Each season of this long-running show follows a different NFL team’s players and coaches in their personal and professional lives. This year, cameras followed the Lions at their training camp in Allen Park, Mi. Later this fall, there will be another new season featuring the Arizona Cardinals.

RESIDENT ALIEN 10 p.m. on SYFY. After a midseason break, this show is back on Wednesday to tie up loose ends from the first half of the second season. In the series, which is based on a comic book of the same name, Alan Tudyk plays Harry Vanderspeigle, an alien who was dropped to earth on a mission to destroy all life but cannot do that until he fixes his spaceship. In the meantime, he pretends to be a small town doctor. The show has already been renewed for a third season.

BUMP 8 p.m. on the CW. Coming all the way from Australia, this show about an unexpected teen pregnancy is airing in the U.S. for the first time this week. The series begins when a 17-year-old girl named Olympia (Nathalie Morris) is rushed to the hospital for intense cramps and finds out she is actually in labor. She then has to reassess her ten-year plan when she realizes the baby’s father is not her boyfriend. The original run on Stan in Australia finished after two seasons.

CHILDREN OF THE UNDERGROUND 8 p.m. on FX. In the late 1980s into the early 1990s, Faye Yager was creating a secret network of women and children who she was helping protect from alleged abuse at the hands of their husbands or fathers when the criminal justice system did not step in. In 1992, she went to trial herself, for kidnapping and emotional cruelty of the children she was claiming to help. Though she was acquitted of all charges, public opinion has not decided whether she was hurting or helping the families she worked with. This original documentary is diving deep into who Yager was and what she was trying to accomplish in this five-part original series.

THE PRINCESS (2022) 8 p.m. on HBO. Aug. 31 will mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Though there has been no shortage of details surrounding her untimely death in the years that followed, this documentary uses archival interviews and footage to highlight key moments in the princess’s public life and lay out the details as if they were happening in real time. The film focuses on the public adoration of the princess as well as the intense media scrutiny she faced.

WESTWORLD 9 p.m. on HBO. This show, which was first set in a futuristic park meant for wealthy people looking for a vacation, is wrapping up its fourth season this week. The show first premiered in 2016, and viewers experienced a seven-year time jump in the show between season three and the current season. This season consisted of eight episodes, and there is no word from HBO yet about whether it will be renewed.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? 7 p.m. on NBC. It turns out that Zachary Quinto, who played Commander Spock in “Star Trek Beyond,” wasn’t the first person in his family to say the iconic greeting “live long and prosper” — his great-grandfather, P.J. McArdle, wrote a letter to the editor in a newspaper published in 1899 that ends with the phrase: “May it live long and prosper.” This is just one of the things that Quinto finds out about his history on this show, executive produced by Ancestry, which is finishing up its eighth season this week. This season comprised six episodes featuring Billy Porter, Nick Offerman, Allison Janney, Zachary Levi and Bradley Whitford.

GRANTCHESTER 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The seventh season of this series is set in the summer of 1959. There are lots of murders happening in the city of Grantchester, which gives the detective inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) and his friend, the Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) a lot of crime solving to do. The show, which originally aired on ITV in Britain, has not yet confirmed whether there will be an eighth season.

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Jingle Ball performer Jax is sharing her gifts of singing, songwriting — and sweaters

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There will be some pretty cool icebreakers at this holiday concert.

Long Island native Jax will be playing Santa at iHeartRadio Z100’s Jingle Ball — by doling out sweaters she crafted to her fellow performers.

It’s the “American Idol” alum’s first time performing at Madison Square Garden — and meeting some of the notable names in the Dec. 9 musical lineup.

“In efforts to try and make friends, I am really creepy and I made a bunch of ugly sweaters with people’s names on them,” the 26-year-old TikTok sensation, whose real name is Jackie Miskanic, told The Post.

“Demi Lovato’s … it says, ‘It’s beginning to look Lovato like Christmas.’”

There are others on her nice list.

Jax is gifting her fellow “Jingle Ball” performers, like Demi Lovato, with homemade sweaters.

“I really want to meet Lizzo. She’s on the same label as me, which is cool,” she gushed. “Same with Jack Harlow. I really love him. Kid Laroi, ‘Laroi-Dolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.’”

After the show, the pop star — who has over 12 million followers on TikTok — will likely be at one of her favorite watering holes in the city, Bar Nine in Hell’s Kitchen.

And she will “probably” belt out a karaoke-style version of her hit “Victoria’s Secret.” The anthem promoting body positivity, which she wrote for the girl she babysits for, reached No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in October.

A picture of Lizzo performing at the iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball 2019.
“I really want to meet Lizzo. She’s on the same label as me, which is cool,” Jax gushed.

A picture of Demi Lovato on the red carpet at the 2022 UNICEF Gala at The Glasshouse.
Demi Lovato attended the 2022 UNICEF Gala at The Glasshouse.

Her path to performing at The Garden  — the top of her bucket list — has not been a smooth one. At 18, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and beat it — twice.

“Multiple doctors told me it was a cold,” she recalled. “I was like, ‘I feel this bump here,’ and they’re like, ‘Ah, swollen lymph nodes.’”

Thanks to her mom’s persistence, she went for an ultrasound and discovered she had 18 tumors, 12 of which were cancerous.

Right after receiving the devastating diagnosis, she had to perform at her first sold-out show — at Webster Hall in the East Village. “And I was like, ‘What’s up New York? … Things are great,’” laughed Jax, who has been cancer-free since 2017.

Jax performed during the   iHeartRadio 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2022.
Jax performed during the iHeartRadio 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball in Nov. 2022.
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After undergoing two surgeries, which included having her thyroid removed, she wasn’t certain her voice would return or be the same.

“I was relearning how to sing and use the muscles in my face and neck,” she said. “When I went to go brush my teeth, I would hit my face with the toothbrush because … when they sliced that twice,” she said, pointing to a scar on her neck, “all the nerves up here kind of shifted.”

During her treatment, she relocated from East Brunswick, N.J., where she moved when she was 11, to Los Angeles, and began writing music.

Through the COVID quarantine, she penned songs from other people’s perspectives and posted them on TikTok.

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The pop star’s hit, “Victoria’s Secret,” reached No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

In November 2020, her ballad “Stacy’s Mom from Stacy’s Mom’s Perspective,” an homage to Fountains of Wayne’s “Stacy’s Mom,” went viral overnight.

Jax credits her parents — both Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn natives who will be in the audience at MSG — for their unwavering support. “I’m so happy watching them, cause they’ve seen me go through so much,” she said.

Her father, John, a retired fireman at Engine Co. 276 in Midwood, Brooklyn, was injured on Sept. 11 and had to leave the job shortly after, which she called a “blessing in disguise.”

Singer Jax and her parents John and Jill Miskanic
Jax and her parents, John and Jill Miskanic.

“He basically took on the dadager role,” she said of her father’s involvement in her music. “Driving me to every vocal lesson, every audition, every band practice, lugging amps and equipment around for me and showing up to my open mic nights at random bars, showing his ID so I could get in.”

Jax also created sweaters for her parents to wear at Jingle Ball. For her mom, Jill, a retired middle school teacher at IS 234, in Homecrest, Brooklyn, she made two.

“One says, ‘Look, Mom, I’m playing The Garden,’ with her face on it,” she said.

The other is playfully written in her thick Brooklyn accent, and says, “That’s my dawtuh.”

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Rami Malek and Lea Seydoux put on a VERY cosy display on night out in LA

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Rami Malek and his No Time To Die co-star Lea Seydoux put on a very cosy display as they embraced after an intimate sushi dinner in LA on Tuesday.

The Oscar winner, 41, who played villain Lyutsifer Safin in the 2021 James Bond movie, and the French actress, 37, who portrayed Dr. Madeleine Swann, were in high spirits as they hugged and posed for photos on Sunset Boulevard, after a two hour meal.

Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami – who is dating actress Lucy Boynton, 28 – looked dapper in a black shirt and trousers as he laughed and joked with Lea as they left the eaterie arm-in-arm, with the pair hugging as they walked down the street.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour’s Lea – who has been in a relationship with Andre Meyer since 2013 – wore a striking mustard blazer and matching slacks, paired with a black woolen hat and boots as she reciprocated Rami’s affections with an embrace.

Hug: The Oscar winner, 41, who played villain Lyutsifer Safin in the 2021 James Bond movie, and the French actress,37. who portrayed Dr. Madeleine Swann, were in high spirits as they hugged

Close: Rami Malek and his No Time To Die co-star Lea Seydoux put on a very cosy display as they embraced after an intimate sushi dinner in LA on Tuesday

Her tresses were pulled back from her face and she showed off her radiant complexion by going make-up free. 

A happy Lea was also seen touching Rami’s hair as they enjoyed an animated chat in the street.

As the night continued, Rami kneeled on the pavement to take a photo of Lea with her Louis Vuitton billboard in the background, with the beauty striking some sultry poses on a vintage car.

The pair’s photoshoot then moved to some bushes, where Lea posed on a wall before grabbing onto a stone pillar.

Snap happy: Rami was seen kneeling on the pavement to take a photo of Lea with her Louis Vuitton billboard in the background

Snap happy: Rami was seen kneeling on the pavement to take a photo of Lea with her Louis Vuitton billboard in the background

Terrifying: The cosy display was a far cry from when the pair's characters  (Malek pictured as Lyutsifer Safin)  met on screen in No Time To Die

Tension: Safin murdered Madeleine's mother in revenge for her father's killing of his entire family - but spared her life

Terrifying: The cosy display was a far cry from when the pair’s characters (L Lyutsifer Safin and R Madeleine Swann) met on screen in No Time To Die 

Dinner date: The pair smiled as they celebrated their fun night out on the town

Smile: The acclaimed actors were all smiles on the night

Dinner date: The pair smiled as they celebrated their fun night out on the town

At one with nature: The pair's photoshoot then moved to some bushes, where Lea posed on a wall before grabbing onto a stone pillar

At one with nature: The pair’s photoshoot then moved to some bushes, where Lea posed on a wall before grabbing onto a stone pillar

Haha: Rami couldn't help but cackle as he snapped yet another photo of Lea in the street

Haha: Rami couldn’t help but cackle as he snapped yet another photo of Lea in the street

 An onlooker told DailyMail.com: ‘Rami and Lea looked extremely close and were having a great night.

‘They were smiling and looked so happy in each other’s company. After leaving the strip mall restaurant they walked along the street still linking arms.  

‘Rami was taking his time with the pictures and appeared to want them to look perfect. She did a variety of poses and at one point skipped in front of him.

Giddy: Rami and Lea were seen laughing and chatting after their two hour dinner

Outing: The pair were stepping out in West Hollywood for the night

Giddy: Rami and Lea were seen laughing and chatting after their two hour dinner

Strike a pose: Rami became Lea's personal photographer as she struck a pose

Strike a pose: Rami became Lea’s personal photographer as she struck a pose

Embrace: Lea wrapped an arm around Rami as they enjoyed their night out in LA

Smile: Lea embraced Rami as they left the restaurant

Embrace: Lea wrapped an arm around Rami as they enjoyed their night out in LA

Alfresco: Lea was seen posing with a wooden statue as Rami snapped some photos

Alfresco: Lea was seen posing with a wooden statue as Rami snapped some photos

‘They clearly enjoy each other’s company a lot and seemed to be very friendly.’

The pair continued their West Hollywood night out by visiting celebrity hotspot, The Sunset Tower Hotel.

The cosy display was a far cry from when the pair’s characters met on screen in No Time To Die. 

Pose: Lea brought out her inner model as she posed up on a car

Pose: Lea brought out her inner model as she posed up on a car

Fun night: The pair were seen larking around in the street as they headed to the Sunset Tower Hotel

Off they go: The good times kept rolling for the Hollywood pair as they hugged

Fun night: The pair were seen larking around in the street as they headed to the Sunset Tower Hotel

Chat: Lea went to link arms with the Mr Robot star as they walked in WeHo

Chat: Lea went to link arms with the Mr Robot star as they walked in WeHo

Happy: The pair looked to have had a good catch-up over dinner as they strolled out

Smile: Lea looked positively chipper as she walked along

Happy: The pair looked to have had a good catch-up over dinner as they strolled out

Dedicated: Rami fell to his knees as he snapped photos of Lea in the shrubbery

Dedicated: Rami fell to his knees as he snapped photos of Lea in the shrubbery

Night on the tiles: The actors were seen laughing as they continued their LA night out

Delight: Lea cackled as she looked at Rami's phone

Night on the tiles: The actors were seen laughing as they continued their LA night out

Safin murdered Madeleine’s mother in revenge for her father’s killing of his entire family –  but spared her life.

Decades later the terrorist leader and scientist kidnapped Madeleine and the daughter she shared with James Bond, in a bid to destroy 007’s hopes of a happy future.

Despite Bond foiling his plan to unleash a bio-weapon, Safin infects him with a virus designed to specifically target Madeleine and their daughter, meaning he will never be able to be with them again. 

Haha: Rami hysterically laughed as he attempted to snap another photo of Lea

Haha: Rami hysterically laughed as he attempted to snap another photo of Lea

Stifling laughter: The pair continued to crack up with laughter as they left the eaterie

Stifling laughter: The pair continued to crack up with laughter as they left the eaterie

Stifling laughter: The pair continued to crack up with laughter as they left the eaterie

Pose: Lea showed off her sultry posing in the snap taken by Rami

Pose: Lea showed off her sultry posing in the snap taken by Rami

Off they go: The actors looked in great spirits as they walked down the street together

Off they go: The actors looked in great spirits as they walked down the street together

Off they go: The actors looked in great spirits as they walked down the street together 

Siren: Lea struck a coquettish pose as Rami took a fun photo of her

Siren: Lea struck a coquettish pose as Rami took a fun photo of her 

Insta time: Rami took some lovely photos of Lea on Sunset Boulevard

Insta time: Rami took some lovely photos of Lea on Sunset Boulevard

Fun: The stars looked delighted as they larked around together on the night

Fun: The stars looked delighted as they larked around together on the night

Scenic: Lea smiled as she posed up a storm for her Hollywood pal

Scenic: Lea smiled as she posed up a storm for her Hollywood pal

Details: Rami looked focused as he took some fun photos of Lea on the night

Details: Rami looked focused as he took some fun photos of Lea on the night

Details: Rami looked focused as he took some fun photos of Lea on the night

Photoshoot time: The co-stars showed they were having a great time as they larked around in the street

Pose: The stars looked focused as they got into their shoot

Photoshoot time: The co-stars showed they were having a great time as they larked around in the street

Rami confirmed his romance with Brit actress Lucy after meeting on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody in 2017, with the Mr. Robot star taking on the role of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury opposite the Sing Street actress as Freddie’s former love interest Mary Austin.

The two clicked quickly, but kept their relationship mostly under wraps until the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies.

That’s when the Oscar winner kissed his co-star before he headed to the stage to receive his Best Actor award.

In his acceptance speech the Egyptian-American actor singled out Lucy as ‘the heart of this film.’

Lol: Lea looked delighted as she struck a sultry pose for the camera

Lol: Lea looked delighted as she struck a sultry pose for the camera 

End of an era: The film saw bio-terrorist Safin, decades later, kidnap Madeleine and the daughter she shared with James Bond, in a bid to destroy 007's hopes of a happy future - leading to Bond's death

End of an era: The film saw bio-terrorist Safin, decades later, kidnap Madeleine and the daughter she shared with James Bond, in a bid to destroy 007’s hopes of a happy future – leading to Bond’s death

He said, ‘You are beyond immensely talented. You have captured my heart. Thank you so much.’

In looking back at the moment, The Politician actress said in an interview with You magazine that ‘It sounds so silly but I was really unaware of the public element of that.

‘You’re just absorbing, millisecond by millisecond, what is happening,’ the British beauty explained,’ and then suddenly you hear the applause and you realize it’s been a public moment, which is slightly strange.’

Couple: Rami confirmed his romance with actress Lucy Boynton, 28,  in 2019 after meeting on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody in 2017 (pictured 2020)

Couple: Rami confirmed his romance with actress Lucy Boynton, 28,  in 2019 after meeting on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody in 2017 (pictured 2020)

Low-key love: Meanwhile Lea has maintained a low-key romance with model beau Andre for almost a decade. The pair, who share a five-year-old son, Georges, have only been spotted publicly together on a handful of occasions (pictured 2015)

Low-key love: Meanwhile Lea has maintained a low-key romance with model beau Andre for almost a decade. The pair, who share a five-year-old son, Georges, have only been spotted publicly together on a handful of occasions (pictured 2015)

Couple: The pair were last seen together at Leonardo DiCaprio's 48th birthday party on November 11

Couple: The pair were last seen together at Leonardo DiCaprio’s 48th birthday party on November 11

Both have kept busy with their work. Rami has two films in the works, and Lucy will be seen on the big screen next in the murder-mystery The Pale Blue Eye, and as Marie-Antoinette in The Chevalier.

The pair were last seen together at Leonardo DiCaprio’s 48th birthday party on November 11.

Meanwhile Lea has maintained a low-key romance with model beau Andre for almost a decade. The pair, who share a five-year-old son, Georges, have only been spotted publicly together on a handful of occasions.

On-stage: Rami and Lea are pictured alongside Bond actor Daniel Craig at the No Time To Die world premiere in London in 2021

On-stage: Rami and Lea are pictured alongside Bond actor Daniel Craig at the No Time To Die world premiere in London in 2021

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