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Simone Biles has decided to return to Olympic competition in the beam finals after stepping out of multiple other categories in this Olympic Games.


Simone Biles to Compete in Balance Beam Final

Biles made headlines and stirred up a lot of controversy by deciding to step out of the team all-around competition as well as three final events that she was favored to win in Tokyo this year.

Biles has been greatly supported by celebrities, athletes, and the public for her decision to put her physical and mental health above others' expectations and this final decision to compete in beam has people very excited.

USA Gymnastics Confirms Decision

Simone has an interesting history with balance beam compared to the other events because she won bronze in the 2016 Rio Games despite being favored for the gold. She has won three world championships in the event and will be competing against her gold-medalist teammate Suni Lee in this year's final.

Biles competing in beam may be due to her mental and physical health growing better over time, but she also may be making this decision for herself as she won bronze in the last Olympics and wants the gold this time. Simone is a world-class competitor and person; her drive to compete and participate for herself is inspiring for the entire world.

It will be interesting to see how exactly Simone feels with competing as she has repeatedly said that she has been experiencing the "twisties", a phenomenon in which gymnasts lose their place in the air. Hopefully Simone is feeling totally good to go and we cannot wait to see the greatest gymnast of all time return for possibly her final competition ever.

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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