Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong calls current political climate ‘a freak show’

And although media has treated Bush with more warmth in recent months — he joked around with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show in January and made headlines for his painting hobby — Armstrong isn’t giving him a break. I feel like the government is trying to create a culture war between us in a lot of ways. Billie Joe Armstrong will shout “F— you, Trump!” during a Green Day concert, but he’s not going to spend the whole show railing against the current president, he told   Rolling Stone   in an interview published Monday. “I feel like going negative is just throwing fuel on the fire. To have a role model like Harry Potter that says you can defeat evil, but still be a complicated human being. “Bush, as far as I’m concerned, is a war criminal,” he told   Rolling Stone. “With Trump, we have no idea. I think we’re in a crisis mode right now. Bush, who began his second term just months after the album’s release. That gives me a lot of hope.”
Read more from   Rolling Stone   interview with Green Day here, and buy tickets for their ongoing tour here. “At the same time, I’m not going to puss out on saying what I feel about him and his administration.”
Green Day are known for their outspokenness regarding politics: 2004’s   American Idiot   openly criticized President George W. “It’s a classic tale of good versus evil. Show Full Article For me, it’s important to get back to fundamentally what it feels like to be an American. We all come from different backgrounds, but we come together and create this world.”
“I want people to feel unity when they come to a show,” he continued. “People know how I feel,” Armstrong said. Right now it’s just a freak show.”
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He has hope for the future of his two sons, though, who he says come from the “Harry Potter generation.” “There’s a sense of justice about that, in beating Voldemort,” he said. They’re trying to get between your average citizens based on red and blue.

Phoenix announce world tour

They broke through with the previous album, 2009’s   Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, featuring singles “1901” and “Lisztomania.” That record went on to win the Best Alternative Music Album trophy at the Grammys. See the entire schedule below, and buy tickets here. Phoenix are embarking on a world tour that kicks off May 12 in Miami, the French band announced Monday. Along with the just-announced dates, Phoenix will also be   performing at New York’s Governor’s Ball this summer as previously announced. 5/12/17 Miami, FL @ Fillmore *
5/13/17 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *  
5/14/17 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival  
5/15/17 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *  
6/2/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore +  
6/3/17 New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball  
6/4/17 Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival  
6/5/17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom +  
6/7/17 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks + %  
6/11/17 San Diego, CA @ 91x Valley View Casino Center  
6/13/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater +  
6/14/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl +  
6/15/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl +  
6/29/17 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain @ Vida Festival  
6/30/17 Marmande, France @ Garorock Festival  
7/6/17 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive  
7/7/17 Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live  
7/8/17 Herouville-St-Clair, France @ Beauregard Festival  
7/9/17 Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeenes Festival  
7/13/17 Aix-les-Bains, France @ Musilac Festival  
7/14/17 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues  
7/12-16/17 Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival  
7/14-16/17 Berlin, Germany @ Melt! Whitney will open for them the first leg before the Lemon Twigs take over, with Miike Snow closing out the run of dates. Although Phoenix’s next album doesn’t have an official release date yet, they teased new music with a clip on their Twitter earlier this month. This marks Phoenix’s first world tour since 2014 when they hit the road to support 2013’s   Bankrupt. Festival  
7/20-22/17 Wiesen, Austria @ Out of the Woods  
7/22/17 Roma, Italy @ Postepay Rock in Roma  
8/11-12/17 Bali, Indonesia @ Sunny Side Up Festival  
8/11-13/17 Jakarta, Indonesia @ We The Fest  
8/15/17 Manila, Philippines @ Araneta Coliseum  
8/18-20/17 Osaka, Japan @ Summersonic Festival  
8/18-20/17 Tokyo, Japan @ Summersonic Festival  
9/2/17 Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic  
9/29/17 Paris, France @ AccorHotels Area  
9/30/17 London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
* -With Whitney
+ -With The Lemon Twigs
% -With Miike Snow

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‘White Men Can’t Jump’: Behind the auditions, hustling, and dunks

Six days a week they were on the court, both learning new moves and becoming familiar with Shelton’s playbook. “If Woody’s in, then I’m in,” he says, suggesting a match-up between the original and new characters. Oh, you’re upset with jumping?!”
On the 25th anniversary of   White Men Can’t Jump, EW chatted with Shelton and star Wesley Snipes, who led the 1992 sports comedy alongside Woody Harrelson as   Sidney Dean and Billy Hoyle, respectively, part-time streetballers and full-time hustlers. As Snipes would head back to his trailer between takes, the crew was slightly lowering the rim without his knowledge. The sense of competition   continued off-camera as well. “Woody’s a great counterpuncher. Somebody went to the glove box.’ When someone says that, everyone goes running. That’s the key to chemistry and you don’t get it very often. Wesley could come up with a funny line and Woody could steal the moment with his reaction. With credits as   a football player in Wildcats and a baseball player in Major League   to his name, the actor was looking for the trifecta with a basketball role, his lack of jump shot   be damned. “I went one Friday and [the park] was chained up,” he remembers. “It’s one of the fondest experiences of my professional life,” he said. “I had great handles, great passing, great defense, but every shot I took was a brick,” he laughs. “I already had the money spent. And to score a goal was [to] put it in, so it’s White Men Can’t Put It In in many countries. Not much has changed, other than the absent   basketball courts and charming actors who were there with him as they took the leap to big-screen   superstardom. Standing in a nearly empty Venice Beach parking lot, memories are suddenly flooding back for Ron Shelton. “They lowered the rim and put stickum on his hands,” laughs Snipes. Jordan and Miles Teller   collaboration. At the location for the first time in over 25 years, the 71-year-old director looks around at one of the   defining landscapes of his career. In a movie about hustlers, betting and schemes   were an everyday occurrence on set, whether it was a shooting contest or Harrelson proving that white men can jump   — on a nine-foot rim, that is. “I had the title before I had written a word,” says   Shelton. You need two people who can’t do what the other one does.”
To round out the main trio, Rosie Perez came in and made Shelton completely reimagine the role of Gloria, originally written as a white, upper-class Southern woman. Now, 25 years later, Fox is developing a remake   currently without Shelton, this time from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, who has dreams of a Michael B. He can’t beat me, never mind these guys.’”
It even   meant ruling out high-profile up-and-comers like Keanu Reeves, as Shelton describes the Point Break star as   a hard worker, but “not a basketball player.”
“Everybody who was anybody at the time and [everybody who] wanted to be somebody were all there for this audition,” adds   Snipes. “You can’t invent that,” he recalls of watching the actress become Gloria. “I was trying to figure out what Gloria’s [Billy’s girlfriend] thing was. “Wesley is not a great basketball player, but he is a great athlete — big distinction,” explains   Shelton. Sports movies are hard to get right, with many either coming off as too earnest or not original enough, but Shelton has made a career on creating a different kind of sports film, whether it be Bull Durham, Tin Cup, or   White Men Can’t Jump, the   anti-Hoosiers. The prospect of reuniting with Harrelson — his Wildcats costar — was enticing for Snipes. During   filming of the scene in which   Billy loses his winnings in an attempt to prove to Sidney that he can dunk, Harrelson had his own score to win, placing a wager with his costar that he could do what his character couldn’t. He showed up with more attitude and less jump shot than anybody.”
While Snipes doesn’t dispute the assessment of his game, it’s clear that from day one, he personified the cocky, confident Sidney. “I said, ‘Shut up, come back with your best ones tomorrow.’ Guys had computer printouts with ‘yo mama’ jokes. After a foray away from sports with Blaze, Shelton was inspired to return to what he knew best. Agents would call asking about their clients and I’d say, ‘He can’t play. “It was written very fast,” he explains, noting he wrote the first 37 pages in one night until   things came to a complete halt. It had to be so unconnected from the guys. Because that’s big for me, to make sure that the women aren’t defined in terms of the guy business.” After he   heard someone discussing their friend’s aspiration to get on Jeopardy, the final piece was in place. While Snipes is unsure of how a new film would work considering how much basketball has changed, he is certain of one thing. “I just threw a ball out there,” he says. ‘Can’t Jump’ was translated in many foreign languages as ‘Can’t Score,’ like can’t score a goal. “I said, ‘What happened?’ They said, ‘So-and-so got shot. Over a decade   before Wilmer Valderrama was trying to find the   Yo Momma king, White Men mastered the art of the joke. Read on for all the scoop on the movie’s unique audition process, why Keanu Reeves didn’t score the lead role, and who   will   lace up for the planned   remake. Eventually, it was enough for Harrelson to   slam it home. Everyone was going crazy and I went, ‘Wait a minute, something is wrong here.’ So I dunked it, and immediately was like, ‘C’mon, you guys lowered the rim.’”
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While Harrelson’s dunk needed some assistance,   the stars’ trash-talking skills were pick-up-game ready. “I can neither confirm nor deny,” he chuckles when asked about his past comments   about leaving a hopeful Reeves out to dry during an audition in the hopes of helping Harrelson land the role. “That’s original.”
“Guys had computer printouts with ‘yo momma’ jokes.”
While Snipes and Harrelson had passed the basketball test to land the roles of Sidney and Billy, their training was   just beginning. The film propelled Tim Robbins, Kevin Costner, and Susan Sarandon to new levels and even scored an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay for Shelton. We were just roaring at all the jokes. Armed with similar anecdotes and a personal   interest in how players   perceive   one another, Shelton felt he had a movie. “We were rehearsing and everybody is complaining that everyone else has the best ‘yo mama’ jokes,” recalls   Shelton. “When he showed up to audition, he just had more attitude than anybody. No longer “the other guy in Mo’ Better Blues and seventh lead on Cheers” as Shelton says they were before the film, Snipes would become one of the biggest action stars of the ’90s and Harrelson would later pick up Emmy and Oscar nominations. The problem was most of them were rated NC-17, when I was an R and already had 170 motherf—ers in there.”
“Better believe though, no matter the age, we’ll take down those young cats.”
With its dunks and jokes solidly in place, the   movie was   a break out success — both critically and commercially —   when it arrived in theaters in March 1992, helping catapult its lead actors to new heights. Even though Shelton won   the suit, it squashed his plans for a sequel and TV series. “Every time I shot it, even if it didn’t go in, I talked like it did. I said, ‘What was the issue?’ He said, ‘Block or charge.’”
That story would make its way into the film, with Raymond (former NBA player Marques Johnson) not taking lightly to being scammed by Sidney and Billy. I came out of the trailer and came back to set — he went up there and dunked it. “Even after making Bull Durham, I was just the white guy who could shoot,” the filmmaker tells EW of his place in his neighborhood following his breakout success. He came back and shot the guy dead. To ensure the basketball scenes didn’t look completely choreographed, once   the scripted plays were shot, the director kept the cameras rolling and told   everyone to play to win, leading to   some fierce taped battles. “The foreign translation was even funnier. I made you believe that you were lucky it didn’t go in.”
With the future star signed on, the search was still on for his deceptively talented and jumping-challenged partner. “We played all day, every day,” says   Snipes, who   studied Tiny Archibald tapes to up his game. “I was just the white guy who could shoot.”
In his directing debut, former minor league baseball player Shelton hit a home run with Bull Durham. A regular in the local pickup games, Shelton drew inspiration from his time on the court. “Better believe though, no matter the age, we’ll take down those young cats.”

Show Full Article He walked on the court trash-talking and it didn’t matter if he had any game [laughs]. He had a hit on his hands and would move on to Tin Cup and a reunion with Harrelson on Play It to the Bone, but in 1997, he reluctantly was forced to sue the studio over breach of contract for White Men Can’t Jump. “There’s no logic to it — it’s sort of the Hollywood dream.”
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“Every time I shot it, even if it didn’t go in, I talked like it did.”
Of the many lessons Shelton learned from his time making   Bull Durham, the biggest may have been, “You’ve got to play.” Yearning for credibility, he knew that he needed to find actors who could pass for ballplayers, so before he would let actors read for the project, weeks of pick-up games were set up. “I made a life-long friend and a spiritual brother.”
For Shelton, the experience was bittersweet. “Woody and Wesley had magic instantly,” says Shelton. As young actors on the rise, living and filming in L.A., they had a good time, maybe too good a time, according to Snipes. “That sort of weeded it out. After first bonding on Wildcats, the duo further established their strong friendship on White Men.

Luke Combs readies dynamic debut album ‘This One’s For You’

“That was how I paid my bills!”
Music City titans took notice and while Combs was   recording his debut LP he signed a deal   with Columbia Nashville. “I put that one out because that was my job,” he says, not because “Hurricane”   seemed any more special that the rest. Unlike many   artists, Combs didn’t initially fill his days in Nashville working odd jobs to pay rent, instead living   off the revenue from The Way She Rides and his second   self-released EP. Like many   overnight sensations, Combs has actually been   doing music for a while. It blends   nostalgic heartland rock   (“Memories Are Mad Of”), barnstorming party tunes (“Beer Can”), bleeding-heart guitar tributes   (“One Number Away”), and honky-tonk twirlers (“Honky Tonk Highway”). “I felt such a connection to him when I was just a fan,” he says, remembering his first trips through Carolina. Head over to Combs’   website for a complete itinerary of his upcoming tour dates, including his concerts   with Brantley Gilbert. They let him keep the album he’d already written and cut, which Combs says boosted his confidence. Luke Combs made waves in early   2017 when his debut single, the rueful rocker “Hurricane,” cracked the Billboard Country Airplay Chart’s Top 40. Nearing the end of recording for his third EP, budgetary constraints forced Combs to pick just one song to master. The tune exploded, selling   14,000 copies in its first week on iTunes — enough so he could finish his EP   — and taking off with live crowds immediately. “I would go in and sing a cover of a song that everybody knew — and sing it as good as I possibly could — to get their attention,” he says. The North Carolina native picked up guitar in college while attending Appalachian State University after one   his freshman hallmates   gifted him   Eric Church’s 2009 album   Carolina. Now, EW can exclusively announce that the singer will release   This One’s For You,   his debut collection, on June 2 via Columbia Nashville. That was when Combs realized he had   “reached the pinnacle of what kind of success I could have in North Carolina”; though only 21 credits shy of earning his degree, he dropped out of school, packed his bags, and headed for Music City. 14 on the leaderboard, Combs has joined Brantley Gilbert’s massive 2017 tour, and the 27-year-old has   booked major festival appearances, including   Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. He   tapped “Hurricane” — and what a choice it   was. Impressively, the singer   has writing credits on all   the album’s tracks — another thing he copped from Church. Combs hadn’t listened to country music in years but the Chief brought him back — and has continued to shape   the multifaceted breakout’s approach to his craft. Tying the styles   together is Combs’ husky, empathetic baritone. No one was more surprised than Combs. Sony

Show Full Article “And right after, I would play an original.”
Combs   was soon playing three or four nights per week and self-released his debut EP,   The Way She Rides, which   sold 10,000 copies in its first week. Like Church, Combs got his start playing North Carolina’s   bar and restaurant scene — and began writing his own songs out of necessity to fill his setlists, which often   topped three hours. “I felt like, ‘Man, this guy, he’s saying this to me!’ I felt like if that happened to me, then I know that could happen for someone else, when they’re listening to my music.”
This One’s For You   drops June 2 via Columbia Nashville   — see its album artwork below. The dial has only turned up since then: that song currently sits   at No. and Tortuga in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “We had this record done before I ever met them! “That was a huge thing for me,” he says. But a   year later, his funds were running dry. They just hopped on as an awesome partner.”
You, produced by Scott Moffatt of Canadian boy band The Moffatts,   is a raucous exploration of modern country.

How Missy Elliott’s backward vocals in ‘Work It’ came together

“We don’t ever work together in a room,” he says. Since we breaking codes to my song #WorkIt DID anybody ever find out WHAT I WAS SAYING HERE😳😫🤣
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) March 26, 2017

Those   iconic backward vocals helped make “Work It” the highest-charting U.S. “[Sometimes] when I’m doing the music, we’ll be in there vibing, but after that, she takes it with her to another room, to her space. “We cut the song at least five times before it was right,” says the producer, who currently hosts the Lifetime competition series   The Pop Game. I’m not there.”

Show Full Article single of Elliott’s career — but the song   didn’t come easy, according to Elliott’s partner in crime. “She had different lyrics, different [flows], but I just didn’t care for it.” He told her over and over again: “That’s not it, it’s still not there yet.”
It was on her   last attempt that Elliott played around with the reversed lyrics. “When she came back and played it for me [backward], I was like, ‘That’s the one.’” Timbaland says Elliott’s revised hook   “found the sweet spot in the [groove]   to seal the deal” — the backward   segments   were just “the icing on the cake.”
Timbaland didn’t actually witness Elliott’s eureka moment firsthand, however. In an interview with EW earlier this month, Timbaland recalled coaching the rapper through several iterations of the track. It’s no secret that the rapper took the lyrics “I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it” and, well, reversed them in the chorus of her 2002 hit “Work It.” But after a BuzzFeed post last week pointed out that some   fans are only just now discovering   what she’s saying, interest in the song’s tongue-twisting rhymes spiked   — and even   Elliott herself joined the   conversation via Twitter. Though the two have been collaborating for decades, Elliott usually records her vocals away from Timbaland with just her engineer. Years before Kiiara’s and Selena Gomez’s chopped-up vocals were hypnotizing radio, Missy Elliott had us scratching our heads and wondering what the heck a fremme neppe venette was. “That’s something that she did creatively,” Timbaland says.

‘Nobodies’: EW review

TV Land’s latest offering joins a small-screen mini-boom in what could be called the showbiz cringe comedy: a sort of scrappy, Louis C.K.-style backlot vérité far less polished than the Prius party bros of Entourage or the ornery midlife musings of Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Larry Sanders Show. And its themes are hardly revelations: Hollywood’s hierarchy is a cruel beast; executives are high-strung divas one tantrum away from a deep vein thrombosis; parking in L.A. (It helps, no doubt, that Melissa McCarthy is an executive producer.) Larry Dorf, Hugh Davidson, and Rachel Ramras star as avatars of themselves: By day they write for The Fartlemans, an animated show that’s No. But it’s still decent fun to watch the trio throw pebbles in the Narcissus reflecting pool of fame, and enjoy the tiny splash. First Lady, a script written with McCarthy in mind. Think strivers sliding toward the far side of 35 — marginal-to-moderate industry players essentially spelunking their own lives on a spate of shows that include FX’s Better Things, HBO’s Doll & Em, and, more loosely, Master of None, One Mississippi, and Crashing. Cinematic history is littered with behind-the-curtain tales of ambition and stardust, and you don’t need to look much further than La La Land, the film that swept (nearly) everything this year, to see how proudly the tradition lives on. is hard. But their trump card is Mr. On screen and off, they also once belonged to improv troupe the Groundlings alongside McCarthy and Kristen Wiig — a space they return to in the series’ opening scene, to requisite humiliation. It’s not news that Hollywood loves a mirror —   or that it hardly minds showing exactly how the dream sausage of show business gets made. RELATED: The 25 Best TV Characters in the Past 25 Years
Nobodies lands right in that strike zone — though it’s technically already a winner, having been greenlit for a second season before the first episode airs. It’s funny because it’s fiction!) Their project’s chances seem slim, mostly because Larry, Hugh, and Rachel are a mess: They blow meetings and spill red wine on white carpets; they pratfall out of bathroom windows after bad sex and can’t seem to meet a VIP without committing simple assault. (Unlike Ricky Gervais’ brilliant, scabrous Extras, where stars like Kate Winslet and Daniel Radcliffe leaned gleefully into celebrity grotesque, Nobodies‘ best-known guests play themselves on a more recognizably human scale.)
In the three episodes made available, Nobodies feels like a show still finding its tone, too slapstick and broad by half. Show Full Article But there is, of course, another side: stories not just about the dewy hopefuls who reach that shining syndicate upon a hill, but all the unglorious Nobodies   — that vast rabble clawing their way up its steep, Crisco-greased side slopes, perpetually in danger of crashing down into the slag heap of failures and also-rans at the bottom. ET. 1 in the crucial “boys 2 to 6” demo. B
Nobodies premieres   on TV Land Wednesday at 10 p.m. (The POTUS is a woman, see, so her “First Lady” is a man.

‘Supergirl’: Kara faces new threats as Lynda Carter returns

Whether the Daxamites are responsible for the bounty or not — Cadmus is still out there, too! — costar David Harewood cautions that Rhea (Teri Hatcher) and Lar-Gand (Kevin Sorbo) are not to be trifled with. Show Full Article “We’re definitely going to learn a little more about who or what she is, which we’re excited about,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. “These are serious people, and perhaps the strongest villains that we’ve seen on the show so far, so it’s not just an individual that we’re fighting, it’s a whole planet full of people,” Harewood says. “Lynda is so lovely, and it’s not often in life you get to meet your heroes and have them turn out to be as charming, giving, gracious, and wonderful as you would hope that they would be, but Lynda is all that and more.”
Supergirl airs Monday at 8 p.m. “Supergirl thinks she can handle anything, so it doesn’t phase her at first, but they quickly realize it’s a lot more dangerous than they think,” Benoist tells EW. Last seen in the third episode, POTUS was revealed to have a secret as it appeared she could possibly be an alien herself — one who could shape-shift. Even though Mon-El told his parents to pack up and leave Earth, well, they’re not going to, and the threat of the Daxamites looms large on Supergirl. “This isn’t just one bad guy, it’s a whole bad guy army.”
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The hour also features the return of Lynda Carter as President Marsdin. It seems like suspicious timing, then, that a bounty should be put out on Supergirl’s (Melissa Benoist) head during Monday’s episode. It would possibly explain why   Marsdin was so intent on signing the Alien Amnesty Act. ET on The CW.

‘True Blood’ author Charlaine Harris to publish a new trilogy

“All writers love ‘what if’,” said Harris in a statement. The central mystery of the novel will follow the independent Lizbeth Rose, a mercenary on a manhunt, hired by Russian sorcerers in a Mexican border town. Show Full Article “I became fascinated by the idea of writing about an alternate America, seen through the eyes of a professional gun-for-hire who happens to be a woman.”
Texoma is currently slated for release in Fall 2018. EW can exclusively announce that the True Blood   and   Midnight Texas author   will be publishing a new book series, the first in which will be the novel   Texoma, hitting shelves this fall. Charlaine Harris has a TV show hitting the air in a few months, and now, fans can also look forward to a new book series from the popular author. The book is based on one of Harris’ earlier short stories, “The Gunnie,” and is set in an alternate history of the United States — one that sees the country split into six territories after being weakened by the Great Depression as well as the assassination of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Among the new territories are the original colonies of New Britannia (minus Georgia), the Canadian-controlled New America, the southeastern Dixie, the Holy Russian Empire colonies of California and Oregon, and of course, the southwestern Texoma.

‘The Walking Dead’: Josh McDermitt on sharing the set with Make-A-Wish kids

Thanks for following along. ET on AMC. I was really looking forward to working with him and he was amazing. Corey is a fantastic writer and has a childlike laugh. We watched Lauren Cohan and Xander Berkeley shoot their scene together outside the Hilltop walls. What a kickass episode. The walkers covered in barnacles looked amazing. Then John let the kids take their picture with one of The Walking Dead weapons. John explained how all the weapons work and how we have a ton of rubber replicas of each weapon. For each episode, McDermitt will share his thoughts on what went down and   what’s coming up, plus walk us through the ins and outs of the show. Let’s try and cram in as many jobs as we can get you to do on your last day! It’s always funny to hang out with someone on a set visit and know that half of what you say to them won’t register in their brains because they’re too busy thinking, “Oh my gosh, there’s Norman Reedus!” or “Khary Payton doesn’t really have a tiger???”
Sonequa Martin-Green and I took a group of them over to look at Daryl’s motorcycle and to hook up with John Sanders, our prop master. Another cool thing with this episode was this was the last episode most of our film student interns were with us. I don’t actually know everything. Every week,   The Walking Dead’s very own Josh McDermitt, who plays Dr. I want to give a special shoutout to Greg Nicotero and his whole team for the sick looking walkers coming up from the beach. I literally finished watching and I yelled, “What a kickass episode!” And huge props to Corey for writing a phenomenal episode. Show Full Article It’s funny to watch who picks Michonne’s sword or Daryl’s crossbow. The whole time leading up to this episode I’ve kept hearing the name Michael Slovis. I’ll admit… my feelings were a bit hurt when nobody wanted to take their picture with Eugene’s jar of pickles. Or not. I cherish those memories and am so happy I got to share them with those kids. It was hilarious watching them being forced to do jobs they’ve never done on their last day and tumble their way through that. I’m sad it’s going to all be over soon. The whole time, I’m listening and pretending to know everything, but as a huge fan of the show before I started working on it, I found myself asking John a lot of questions, too. The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. Eugene Porter, is taking EW behind the scenes of the hit AMC horror series. Baptism by fire! I know Greg is a huge Disney fan so it wouldn’t surprise me if they drew some inspiration from there. This week, McDermitt dives into the 15th episode of season 7, “Something They Need.”
The penultimate episode of season 7, “Something They Need,” written by Corey Reed and directed by Michael Slovis, did not disappoint. This went by so quick; next week is the season 7 finale. There are a lot of cool things about this job, but being able to hang out with these kids and their families certainly ranks toward the top. Almost like they were out of Pirates of the Caribbean. RELATED: See Exclusive Storyboards From the Midseason Premiere of The Walking Dead
This was an episode where we had a bunch of kids from Make-A-Wish come to set and hang out. He may be one of my favorite writers because he laughs at the things I say and that, my friend, will always take you far in this business! Everyone had a good laugh and the interns went away with a little more experience.

See John Moreland’s docu-style ‘It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)’ video

Over four   stellar LPs, John Moreland has earned a reputation as a songsmith of the finest degree. Big Bad Luv:

Sallisaw Blue
Old Wounds
Every Kind of Wrong
Love is Not an Answer
Lies I Chose to Believe
Amen, So Be It
No Glory in Regret
Ain’t We Gold
Slow Down Easy
It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)
Latchkey Kid

Show Full Article Moreland tells EW via email that the song was born during a conversation with his wife during a past New Year’s Eve celebration about “habits and defense mechanisms that may have served a purpose at one time in your life, but become harmful as your circumstances change, and you outgrow them.” He   adds that he “wrote the song a few weeks later in a German hotel room.”   

Stream the video for “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)” above. See the   track   listing for Big Bad Luv, which is currently available for pre-order, below, and find all Moreland’s announced tour dates   on his   website. Shot by Sterlin Harjo during tour stops in Tennessee, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennyslvania, and Ohio, the piece is a tribute to both the road and   the “heavy anchors”   we leave behind. The 31-year-old has long indulged the tears in his heart: It’s nearly impossible to survive “You Don’t Care For Me Enough to Cry” or   “Cleveland County Blues,” both off High On Tulsa Heat — which made EW’s Best Country Albums   in 2015 — with dry eyes. But when Moreland   returns on May 5 with Big Bad Luv, he’ll do so with renewed pluck and plenty fire. Now, EW is thrilled to premiere the track’s accompanying video. Last month, the singer-songwriter shared “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before).” With its   full band instrumentation   and catchy hook, the defiant tune felt   like nothing he’d done before.

‘American Horror Story’ season 7 came from a ‘completely batsh–‘ idea

“We tried to make sure nothing got leaked. “From even before the show, we were always fascinated by this great American legend and what happened to those people there,” Falchuk said. “At the beginning of every season, in order to secure the tax benefit, you have to give a synopsis of what you’re doing,” Minear said. (After all, Murphy has joked about the potential for her to play Kellyanne Conway before.) Alas, EP Brad Falchuk debunked this theory. Looking back on Roanoke, the cast noted it was very difficult keeping the story line secret. “Sarah’s parts have not been written intentionally about the media,” he said, noting that Paulson’s characters tend to be people you would not like unless she played them because she’s able to bring out a likable quality within. This was a whole new world order of knowing really nothing,” Paulson said, noting that it was difficult to even come close to spilling the beans, because “when we were reading, we didn’t know what the f— was happening.”
Though Roanoke   came as a surprise to its audience, it was an idea the producers considered since the beginning. Later that month, however, Murphy clarified that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would not appear as characters. During the panel, one fan brought up a theory that every character Paulson has played on the series has been somehow tied to the media — Billie Dean Howard and Lana Winters among them —   thus raising the question of whether she’d somehow be tied to the media in season 7. Show Full Article However, during last year’s PaleyFest, Murphy   kept the future a mystery, teasing they were deciding between two different ideas. We really wanted to beat the hell out of [the cast] in a different way.”
American Horror Story, which has already been renewed through season 9, is expected to return this fall on FX. “There was a lot of secrecy and a lot of making sure the scripts wouldn’t get out,” Minear said. “It was always in the back of our head… It was nice to have something that had just a kernel of truth and we could fill in the blanks.”
The key to making this story truly terrifying, Falchuk said, was bringing out the horror on a much more personal level. “Every season we’ve always tried to do something different from the season before,” he said. The actual title of American Horror Story‘s upcoming election-themed seventh season is still being kept tightly under wraps, but executive producer Tim Minear dropped a hint about what’s in store during the show’s PaleyFest panel on Sunday, moderated by EW’s Tim Stack. Thus, production on season 6 proved difficult as everyone on American Horror Story tried to keep Roanoke‘s content a secret. We really wanted to be as scary as possible. “There was nothing we could say. So far, Sarah Paulson and her fellow anthology regular Evan Peters are the only announced cast members for the next installment of the series. “That was not okay with Ryan, but we had to give them something, so we made up this completely batsh– thing for those two paragraphs and the funny thing is, we’re doing it this year.”
Back in February, Murphy — who was not present at PaleyFest this year — revealed on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen that season 7 of his FX anthology series would revolve around the 2016 election. Eventually, it did.”
Before it leaked, however, the producers faced a tough challenge — which led to Minear’s one and only tease about season 7 during the panel. In previous years, PaleyFest tended to be when executive producer Ryan Murphy would either outright reveal or at least tease what the following season’s theme would be. “This was a really dramatic shift, much more pared down.

‘Big Little Lies’ episode 6: Let’s guess who got murdered

Now it’s just a matter of who kills them. Celeste and Perry, though, are far from reaching a resolution. Just look at the redemption we see in this episode: Jane apologizes to Renata and Renata apologizes to Jane, something that never seemed like it would happen. After she repeatedly rejects his proposal to have a quickie before   seeing   Avenue   Q, he gets violent, and she swats him in the crotch with a tennis racket in an act of self-defense. With that, my final guess is:   Madeline kills   Perry,   giving   Celeste   the opportunity to return to   the courtroom like   Madeline previously predicted she would. Watch the finale of   Big Little Lies   next Sunday at 9 p.m. He’s weirdly competitive with him, and we do know that one of the people being interviewed at the police station previously said the competition at trivia night got out of hand. These are all strong, tough decisions to make, and all signs that lead me to believe that they’re going to end this series on a high note. Madeline has an honest talk with Abby where she admits to cheating on Ed and wonders why she would risk messing up the things she cares about most life, her children and her marriage. ET on HBO to see how wrong (or right!) this is. If you’ve read the 2014 Liane Moriarty book the HBO drama is based on, you know who that someone is, and who killed that someone. I still think he probably plays a major piece in this puzzle — I mean, you don’t give Adam Scott a beard like   that   and expect him to come out of it completely innocent (and if you do, my apologies to Adam Scott and his beard for judging so harshly) — and his ongoing feud with Nathan only makes that case stronger. But this is for everyone else who hasn’t read the book (and if you have — keep your spoilers to yourself, please): Each week, we’ll take stock of which characters — played by big little Hollywood names including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz — seem the most suspicious… and which ones seem the most likely to end up killed during an elementary school trivia night fundraiser. I think — hope — this show wants its female characters to come out on top, and, well, killing them… is not the way to do that. This was the last episode before we (presumably) find out who’s dead and who did it. At this point, it doesn’t seem like any of the women are dead. This week, we look at the sixth episode, “Burning Love.” Click here to see our theories about the premiere,   here   for our rundown of the second episode,   here for the third episode,   here   for the fourth episode, and here   for the fifth. Ed’s, less so. And then Celeste possibly rents an apartment, showing that she’s beginning to value her safety and her freedom first. I doubt a fight between Ed and Nathan is the main event, but maybe that’s the catalyst for everything else to go downhill that night. Then there’s the song Ziggy sings along and dances to at the episode’s conclusion: The Temptations’ “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” which begins with these lyrics:
It was the third of September
That day I’ll always remember, yes I will
Cause that was the day that my daddy died
I never got a chance to see him
Never heard nothin’ but bad things about him
Momma, I’m depending on you to tell me the truth
This screams “Ziggy’s dad dies at trivia night!” especially because the song plays multiple times throughout this episode. Somebody’s dead on   Big Little Lies. This would back up theories that either Perry or Ed are the father, as they’re the only male characters truly big enough to earn a role as big as the victim — unless Nathan or Gordon turn out to be more crucial to this whole story than they’ve seemed to be. Here is where the lashing out really begins: Jane hit Renata   and   Celeste broke Perry’s urethra (in two places, no less!). Tensions are high everywhere, although Jane and Renata’s tiff seems to be solved by the time they have a surprisingly mature conversation about how they’re just worried about their respective kids. But Perry’s violence is obvious. Show Full Article Oh, and Madeline vomited on Bonnie, but that was more of an accident than a direct attack — or was it? Once they return from the hospital later that night, Perry looks at Celeste with an icy glare and says, “You’re lucky I didn’t kill you.” By the end of the hour, Celeste is considering buying an apartment she can escape to if (or, her counselor says, when) she needs to. She and Perry as a couple are not long for this world — and Perry as an individual probably isn’t, either, at the rate he’s going. Bonnie finds Nathan practicing Elvis in their living room one night because he heard Ed has also been practicing and wants to outdo him.

‘The Walking Dead’: 5 burning questions for the season finale

Of course, as we’ve noted many times, characters’ fates can often vary wildly from the comics to TV. Is Dwight now a good guy? However, there is too much story to get to with the “All Out War” arc that demands Negan stick around —   at least into season 8. Will they finally break away from leader Natania and settle the score with their tormentors? Gene Page/AMC
One of Negan’s right hand men returned with Rosita to Alexandria and professed a desire to help them take down Negan. So Madison delivered him with a bag over his head — much like Negan and Holly in the comic — and once the zombified prisoner’s bag was removed, he bit the person receiving him… much like Holly and Denise in the comic. But now that’s it already been done on Fear, the question becomes: Will The Walking Dead still go ahead and do it again anyway? In the comic, Negan delivers Holly back to Alexandria —   kind of the way he brought Carl back, but kinda not. 5. to escape. We will have our answer on April 2. Rick has spent the past seven episodes amassing artillery and an army and we are finally closing in on seeing them in action together. But where is here exactly? It appears much later there and in a very different form (not all women, for one thing, and no connection to the Saviors). Gene Page/AMC
If you were hoping to see Negan get his comeuppance and be done with by the end of the season, you will most likely be disappointed. Have we seen the last of Oceanside? However, at this point, consider Dwight to be on the level in his desire to exact payback on his tormentor. But expect the fireworks — or, perhaps more accurately, grenades —   to begin launching on April 2 as the battle is joined. Is war upon us? In the comic book, Dwight’s desire to help take down Negan is real. So what better time to begin that war than during the season finale? That’s because he brings Holly with a bag over her head, —   kind of the way he brought Eugene to the Sanctuary, only kinda not. Also, without getting too much into the long-term story of the comics, let’s just say Negan could possibly be around for longer than you might expect. The Saviors killed all the men in that community so there is still an outstanding grudge in play. Carol was offed a long time ago in the books, yet is still kicking on AMC, while Andrea was murdered back in season 3 on TV yet is still alive in comic book from. Who will die, then? Anyway, the comic Holly —   upset about Abraham’s death at the hand of the Saviors (although he got an arrow through the eye in the comic, like Denise on the TV show, rather than a barbed-wire bat to the skull) —   drove a school bus into the Sanctuary on a suicide mission to allow Rick and Co. 4. Showrunner Scott M. Gene Page/AMC
On our trip to Oceanside in season 7’s penultimate episode, Rick stole all their guns and Tara flipped off a little girl. Gimple already told EW that the finale will have an ending of sorts, while also setting the table for season 8. There is no reliable road map moving forward based on Oceanside’s involvement in the comic. That’s because Sasha does not exist in the comic. Dwight has had a few other chances to do the right thing… and promptly ignored every single one of those chances. He and Lucille are not going anywhere yet. 3. But is he bluffing? The companion show pulled the same stunt in the season 2 episode “Captive” when Madison did a prisoner exchange to get her fiancée Travis back. (Take a look at the image below.)
I asked Fear showrunner Dave Erickson if that was a direct homage to the Walking Dead comic moment, and he indicated it was not. After all, it’s all out war! I guess it’s tricky when you’ve written as many issues as Robert [Kirkman] has, I guess it’s inevitable that there’s going to be moments when we echo something from the comic book, but it was not intentional, but if people want to take it as a homage, all the better.”
It’s actually fascinating that nobody flagged this major event from the comic as being something that the prequel show should stay away from because it was a big moment from the comic that would likely be played out later on the main series. Baby Judith? Gene Page/AMC
You betcha! We will not say what that moment is and how it plays out because that is down the road a bit, and who knows if the TV adaptation will play out similarly. She never made it out of the prison, yet was last seen on television trying to ignore Tara in Alexandria without looking like she was trying to ignore Tara. Show Full Article Okay, just another warning as we are getting into super-spoilery comic book stuff now, so avert your eyes if you do not want to know. And a pivotal moment comes when he must make a big decision to pick a side. I mean, the next arc in The Walking Dead comic is even called “All Out War,” so that gives you a pretty good indication as to where things are headed. That takes a bit of time. Hopefully we have not seen Tara flip Rachel off for the last time. For one thing, you can’t expect “All Out War” to be fought and resolved in a single episode. Gene Page/AMC
So if Negan is not going to bite it, who is? Throw in the fact that actress Sonequa Martin-Green has already landed the lead role in CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery and it looks to be a pretty easy bet that Sasha will not make it out of season 7 alive. That’s because when the Alexandrians remove the bag, Sasha is revealed to be a zombie and bites Denise (who was still alive in the comic then… although clearly not for long). Will Negan die? After all, we saw Negan tell Sasha that some birdies   told him Rick is up to something and he was preparing a response. So one can only read so much into possible longevity. After the penultimate episode, Sasha has been captured by Negan (which is kind of what she gets for attempting to infiltrate the Sanctuary by herself), Dwight has proclaimed a desire to help take down Negan, Rick has robbed the ladies of Oceanside of their guns, and Morgan is off sharpening his stick somewhere while Carol decides how close she wants to get that tiger at the Kingdom. We are finally here — on the precipice of both The Walking Dead season 7 finale and war. (And I have some ideas on exactly how that war will begin a little bit later.) The good news for fans is that it is unlikely we will have a rerun of last year’s cliffhanger season finale. Probably not. “It’s just a similarity because I missed that issue,” Erickson told EW then. Could he have sent Dwight to infiltrate Alexandria as a spy? For more Walking Dead intel, listen to Christian Serratos (Rosita) on the EW Morning Live podcast above (along with Steven Strait of The Expanse and Malcolm from Survivor), and follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss. There are a lot of loose ends still out there, so let’s take a look at five burning questions heading into the April 2 season finale. Only problem was her prisoner had already turned. So clearly Sasha has been getting the Holly storyline. Dwight’s entire arc has been built on lingering resentment toward the guy who stole his wife and ironed off half his face. Not exactly the most friendly of visits. It’s a huge moment from the comic and one that would be surprising for the TV show to omit. SPOILER ALERT: Read only if you have already watched Sunday’s “Something They Need” episode of The Walking Dead. Further confusing the matter, there was also an Alexandrian Holly in the TV version who died during the attack by the Wolves, but she and Abraham never hooked up. But the guess here is that the community as a whole or at least a few people from it will play a role moving forward. Even if the Oceansiders do not come to their senses in the season finale, it’s hard to imagine that we are completely done with this group, especially when there could possibly be something brewing between Tara and Cyndie (sorry, Denise —   R.I.P.). Not likely. There is one Alexandrian in particular peril who looks likely to meet her maker in the season finale, and we are about to get into some seriously spoilery comic book territory so I once again implore you to look away if you do not want to know events from the comic book. So does that mean we’ve seen the last of the female-and-kids only community? But this feels different. Instead, he leaves her for an Alexandrian named Holly. 2. “None of my EP partners mentioned that, so it is a coincidence. In The Walking Dead comic, Abraham leaves Rosita, but not for Sasha. Good. [SPOILER ALERT #2: We will take a look at future events in The Walking Dead comic book which may or may not also happen on the show, so if you do not want to know about what happens there, best to stop reading right here and right now.]
1. Plus, several of the inhabitants —   like Beatrice and Kathy —   appear willing to fight and proficient in battle. Holly   was then captured and, like Sasha on TV, almost raped by a Savior named David (who was then killed for his transgression by Negan). He goes back to the Sanctuary and acts as a spy for Alexandria. So now that Sherry is gone, Dwight most likely feels he has no reason to stick around and help the psychopath. (We asked Martin-Green and Gimple about Sasha’s fate, and you can read what they had to say about it here.)
But there is one possible reason why The Walking Dead would not kill Sasha off in this way: It’s already been done —   on Fear the Walking Dead. What she should be really worried about is what happens next. All clear?

‘The Walking Dead’: Watch a sneak peek from the season finale

But why just talk and read about the final episode of season 7 when we can actually watch part of it? Watch this first look at the season finale above, and for more Walking Dead preview scoop all week, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. For instance, take a closer look at who else is there in the background. We’ve already discussed the big five burning questions heading into The Walking Dead season finale (and provided some answers!). And yes, there are other things afoot, too. Is that an armed (and armored) Carol? Why, yes, it is! Why, yes, it is! And is that Shiva the tiger along on the journey? AMC has released a sneak peek of the extended finale, and it shows King Ezekiel giving Morgan a pep talk as they head toward battle. There is a lot of chatter about Benjamin’s armor (now worn by Morgan) and “capricious malevolence,” among other things. And is that Jerry sans peach cobbler? Why, yes, it is! Show Full Article

‘Once Upon a Time’: Inside that surprise happy ending

I think it’s less about her, and she feels responsible for bringing him into this world that he doesn’t know, and she just wants to give him whatever he needs to get back.”
The question remains how having both the dark and light side within her again will change Regina moving forward. She has all these walls that she’s built up around her, and it’s the first time we get a sense of who this woman really is, and what she’s always really wanted was to just be understood.”
The happy ending for the Evil Queen and Robin actually brings to life the fabled Page 23, also the title of the episode, which former author Isaac (Patrick Fischler) once called a canceled experiment. I felt like she’s earned it.”
The happy ending comes after Regina and the Evil Queen faced each other in the ultimate showdown — and while Regina had a chance to destroy her other half, ultimately they both came to a realization. “She’s this young girl who’s always wanted love, who’s always wanted to be accepted and understood, and she finally is by her light self, her other self, and it’s a beautiful unity between these two women,” Parrilla says. It was fun to experience it. It was fun to play and to give her that closure. Read at your own risk! I was very emotional over it. “She realizes with the Evil Queen that she’s hated that part of her for so long, and it’s now time to put that to an end, and so she makes a choice, and she takes her own heart out, and she combines the heart so they both possess both light and dark, and then she puts the heart back into the Evil Queen, and puts her heart back in.”
“It’s really a moving, beautiful moment, where she finally accepts herself,” Parrilla continues. The Evil Queen that has been taken out from Regina — we see that both Regina and the Evil Queen have to have parts of each other to exist — now we have this other entity that is also the essence of Regina. “She realizes that her happiness isn’t so much with a man or a partner,” the actress says. “She’s similar to who she was before, but I think more evolved, and more mature because we always saw her in constant conflict, which she always hated these impulses that she had — these dark impulses or these evil thoughts and evil ways — and we see her really embracing both sides, and she is both,” Parrilla says. It’s really a courageous, happy ending for her. It’s just that things don’t always happen the way you expect.”
“We once said on the show that happy endings aren’t what you expect them to be, and this is one,” executive producer Edward Kitsis adds. “It’s the first time you see the Evil Queen stripped down to this rawness and this real human quality that we haven’t really seen in her because she’s always been so protective over the years. After the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) faced off with her doppelgänger in Storybrooke, during which they ultimately came to a touching détente, Henry (Jared Gilmore) gave the Evil Queen a fresh start that found her back in the famed tavern in which awaits her true love, the lion-tattooed man we know is Robin (Sean Maguire) — but the Wish Realm version! “She realizes, ‘This is me that I hate, and I can no longer hate myself anymore,’” Parrilla says. “The Evil Queen is feeling love for the first time, and it’s so foreign, and awkward, and weird, and scary, but then she hears what Regina says to her, which is, ‘You were right, you are a part of me, and I’m a part of you whether you like it or not, and now I love myself, which means so should you,’ and she embraces the Evil Queen, and they hug for the first time, and it’s just this beautiful moment between them, and they have this closure.”
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The hour also offered an opportunity to show a side to the true Evil Queen that we’ve seldom seen before. “The Evil Queen and Robin make good on that in that this was her happy ending and Page 23, but in the same respect, it’s Regina coming to terms with the fact of being able to move forward and understand that you just can’t cut off the dark side of you; we’re both, the yin and yang of life. Show Full Article “So she’s already on that journey, and yet when she sees Robin of Locksley, she’s filled with hope, but then realizes he’s not that guy, and so she’s already on her way there, and has some resolve, and she just wants to make him happy now at this point. So this prophecy of the fairy dust way back in season 3, we thought that this was a way to honor that and to show that it was right in its own way. Just like she had to let go of Daniel, she had to let go of Robin.”

While the Evil Queen got her happy ending, Regina is still searching for hers — though Parrilla also stresses her character’s happy ending may not be what fans expect. “There was that episode called ‘We Are Both,’ and that kept ringing in my head. Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. “It’s also a really important message I think to put out in the world, which is, we are complicated human beings, we possess both darkness and light in all of us, and in seeing these two women finally love and embrace one another, it’s very inspiring.”
“They have a heart-to-heart, and sit and talk it out, and there’s some humor between them, and some real, honest, vulnerable moments shared between them,” Parrilla continues. “Yes, the Robin that we knew and love died, but the essence of who he is is embodied in this other version. We also thought this is a different Robin, and Regina can’t go back. Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time. “It goes to a larger philosophical idea of who is Robin and who is the Evil Queen?” executive producer Adam Horowitz explains. “It’s a beautiful ending for her. “What we realize is that was the Evil Queen’s happy ending all along,” Parrilla tells EW. Regina ultimately didn’t end up with any version of Robin, but two characters did find a happy ending together during Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time. ‘We Are Both’ is very different than this, but that motto is really what she’s living by in accepting that she is both dark and light and that it’s okay, and then I think it actually makes her stronger.”
Read our postmortem with Jennifer Morrison on Emma and Hook’s future here.

‘Once Upon a Time’ star Jennifer Morrison on Emma’s discovery

“A little bit, but she does really believe in her parents and their goodness and their ability to forgive,” Morrison says. Emma inadvertently uncovered the truth about Hook’s past during Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time — and the future does not look good for the couple. Emma hands back the engagement ring, but not for the reason viewers probably think. She’s frustrated because she happens to get the information first, so it feels like a lie because a secret feels like a lie, so it becomes the nuances of a relationship — the frustrations and little fights that come out of things like that.”
Suffice it to say, Emma and Hook’s relationship hangs in the balance, especially when it looks like he’s disappeared. “I think she knows that she and Hook could survive the reveal of what happens as a couple because she believes in her family,” Morrison says. “She believes that they’re forgiving people that will see that he has changed and he has grown and that this is something we can all work through. A lot of time has passed and he’s a different person than he once was, so it isn’t shocking that there is something dark in his past. Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time. ET on ABC. Read at your own risk! Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. Hook planned to skip town with Nemo (Faran Tahir), running away from his problems, but with a push from Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin), he decided last minute not to leave. Unfortunately, Gideon (Giles Matthey) banishes Hook, leaving Emma to believe Hook actually has run away from their relationship. In her mind, he’s left because of this fight, which feels like a big betrayal because she’s thinking, ‘We’ve had arguments, we’ve had fights, we’ve had disagreements before, why would you just leave and not come back?’ The flip side of that though is that she does have her ‘superpower,’ which is telling her something’s not quite right.”

Now that Emma knows the truth, however, there will be some apprehension as to whether to tell Snow and David. “No one wants to find that out, but we do know that, like so many other characters on the show, he was a villain at some point and has been redeemed. “Emma’s reaction to Hook killing [Charming’s] father obviously isn’t good,” Morrison tells EW. It’s just the way that it’s revealed to her that’s frustrating because she figures it out without him telling her. “So she knows it’s not going to be easy to hear, but she’s also ready to walk through whatever it looks like to try to come to terms with it all together.”
Read our postmortem with Lana Parrilla and the OUAT bosses about that surprise happy ending here. During the hour, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) came upon Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) reliving the memory of killing David’s (Josh Dallas) father in the dream catcher, which he planned to burn, thus discovering the truth about Hook’s past. She wishes that he had come to her right away with it, and that’s part of what’s interesting about dealing with this dynamic now is that the stakes are high — they’re living together and they’ve been together for a long time.”
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“It’s that issue of trust and trying to figure out how to work through that as a couple,” Morrison continues, “because he’s withholding that information not because he’s never going to tell her, but because it’s hard to tell her. However, she doesn’t know why he’s disappeared. Show Full Article

‘Sweat’: EW stage review

His hours are longer and his pay is less than theirs ever was, but it’s a job and beats peeling gum stuck underneath barstools. Sweat, a compelling new play from   Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined) takes place between 2000 and 2008, and follows the lives of three 40something women and two of their sons whose worlds have consisted of factory floors, stale cigarettes and shots of whiskey for generations. Relationships are strained — Tracey and Jessie accuse Cynthia of becoming one of   “them.” She’s high up in an air-conditioned office, no longer sweating with the rest of the   work boot-wearing employees. Far timelier now than when it debuted at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival back in 2015, Sweat offers a heartbreaking glimpse into the domino effect of what happens when life as you know it is pulled out from under you. B+

Show Full Article Change is never easy, but for the residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, change means nothing short of utter demise. Tracey (Johanna Day, Proof), a widow who has worked at the Oldstead steel tubing factory since high school, is the acerbic ringleader of the group. Cynthia’s teenage son Chris (Khris Davis, The Royale) has aspirations like his mother — he was just admitted into   Albright College’s teaching program, but instead decides to put those plans on hold and work in the factory to save money. Even when she spews hate-filled comments, Day is so magnetic, it’s hard not to feel some sort of sick empathy for Tracey. Ultimately, it’s the Colombian   bar-back Oscar (Carlo Albán, Tamburlaine) who snags a factory floor position under the new regime. The majority of Sweat is set in 2000 — songs by Lauryn Hill, Marc Anthony, and even an Alison Wright-rendition of Cher’s “Believe” offer lighthearted diversions to break up intense scenes — with intermittent moments that flash forward to 2008, when Jason and Chris are let out of prison. When Cynthia lands the management gig, the dynamic among the three best friends shifts and the play becomes rife with rich complexities. Sweat is a fascinating study of class and opportunity, or lack thereof. While these 2008 scenes feel choppy at times, Pullen and Davis are impressive in their transformation, enabling the audience to see what time, age, and dejection can do to a man. Sweat features a truly remarkable ensemble and it’s a struggle to take your eyes off any one of its layered characters. Guzzling watery beer and passing out into a drool-filled state at the local bar is just another day after work, much like their fathers and grandfathers experienced before them, and there’s pride in that. Jason, no longer boyish and hyperactive, is marked with tattoos that travel across his eye and cheek. They are alienated by the future, terrified of the present, and cemented in the past. Cynthia (a terrific Michelle Wilson, A Raisin in the Sun) recently kicked her addict ex Brucie (John Earl Jelks, Radio Golf) out of the house and is seeking a promotion at Oldstead after spending years dealing with aching hands and blood blisters, a byproduct of working the factory floor. Her son Jason (Will Pullen) is following in her footsteps and sees nothing beyond the lines of Reading. Chris’ ambitions have been tempered. Tracey, who’s white and was overlooked for the promotion, thinks Cynthia got the job because she’s black. With utter despair wafting through the bar and no more room for whiskey I.O.U.’s, the original Oldsteaders unleash their fears and grief on Oscar and bartender Stan (James Colby), ultimately landing Jason and Chris in prison. Tensions deepen when layoffs begin, and the women believe Cynthia knew all along that they’d be out of work. Jessie (The Americans’ Alison Wright) once had dreams of Peshawar and Kathmandu, but what she thought would be a six-month stint at Oldstead as a teen turned into, well, her life ever since.

‘Scandal’ cast teases alt-reality 100th episode

Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. It’s such a gift the Scandal writers gave to us.”
The landmark episode will also provide some levity in an otherwise heavy season, which has featured the assassination of President-Elect Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) and the potential death of a beloved member of OPA — Huck (Guillermo Diaz) was shot multiple times during Thursday’s episode, though Diaz stayed coy on his character’s fate. “The 100th episode is insane. Show Full Article didn’t rig the election. Scandal‘s 100th episode is going to take viewers way back to the beginning. “It’s not a standalone. “I think it goes as long as you want it to go,” Joe Morton said to much applause. “Where it’s placed in our season, with the Huck storyline getting really heavy, it’s oxygen to this fire and you laugh because you need to,” Darby Stanchfield said, explaining that the cast was in stitches during the table read for the 100th episode. It actually informs your understanding [of these characters] when we get back to our normal Scandal reality.”
Here’s the logline for the episode, which was first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter: “With the ugly truth behind Frankie’s assassination revealed, a torn Olivia (Kerry Washington) wonders how different her life — and the country — would be if she, Mellie (Bellamy Young), and Cyrus (Jeff Perry) had never rigged Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) election.”
During the second season of the ABC drama, viewers learned that the trio had rigged the election by tampering with voting machines, which led to Fitz’s presidency, but also a lot of pain for others   — namely for Quinn (Katie Lowes), who was framed for the death of her boyfriend (Adam Shapiro), the man who helped rig the machines. You’re seeing an alternate reality if things had not gone the way they went,” Tony Goldwyn revealed at PaleyFest. “You breathed life into us and you continue to.”
As for the future of the series, the cast seemed optimistic about seeing much more Olivia Pope — the show has already been renewed for season 7. “We have some fantasy fulfillment, there’s some dread fulfillment,” Joshua Malina said. “We would not be sitting here if it weren’t for you guys,” Washington told the audience, recalling how the Shondaland show was on the bubble after its shortened first season. The entire cast also marveled at the fact that the show has even made it this far. But in a Sliding Doors-esque twist, the hour will depict what would’ve happened if Olivia & Co. Added Lowes: “It’s really the OG Gladiator inside track. ET on ABC. This is a ‘what if?’ episode. The hour will include many callbacks for longtime Gladiators, as we see the characters we’ve come to know and love in very different places and incarnations — after all, would Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) firm OPA even exist in this timeline?

Drake’s ‘More Life’ debuts at No. 1


Show Full Article According to Nielsen Music, it earned 505,000 equivalent album units in the week ending with March 23 — a healthy number, but a little over half of the 1.04 million units   Views   debuted with in May 2016. Drake might be calling the recently released   More Life   a playlist, but that didn’t stop the 22-song collection from debuting at No. The playlist includes previously released single “Fake Love” and features Kanye West, Migos’ Quavos, Young Thug, and more. Drake dropped   More Life March 18, and   the set quickly broke streaming records on both Spotify and Apple Music. This marks the Toronto rapper’s seventh album to debut at No. 1 on the albums chart. 1 on the Billboard 200. Read our review of More Life   here.

Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he’s bad for America

Why did Ted cut out my many examples of media bias?” Hannity wrote on Twitter. Show Full Article Watch above. “I gave a example after example of why I say ‘journalism is dead.’ I also gave many examples of how liberalism has failed.” He also pleaded with CBS to “release the Unedited 45 minute interview so people can see the BS games you play in the edit room. We don’t want a revolution in this country,” Hannity said to Koppel, before adding that while Republicans currently have control of the White House, Congress, and Senate, “we have angry snowflakes, and then we’ve got a Democratic establishment. I did about a 45 minute interview with CBS. “I say this with all due respect and a compliment to you and your work during the Iranian hostage crisis. I don’t think it can be,” Hannity told Koppel in response to a question about whether journalism, in his mind, can be revived. They ran less than 2. Koppel’s piece, called “A polarized America,” investigated the deep political divide in the country, one that has seemingly grown larger with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency last year. So I kept saying "Ted u need to keep this in"
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 26, 2017

Following the broadcast on Sunday, CBS did release a web extra of the Hannity interview, which included the “journalism is dead” interaction. I did about a 45 minute interview with CBS. Veteran journalist Ted Koppel didn’t mince words when interviewing Fox News host Sean Hannity for a segment on Sunday’s CBS Sunday Morning broadcast, telling Hannity he’s bad for America. I also gave many examples of how liberalism has failed
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 26, 2017

"Fake Edited News" @CBSNews release the Unedited 45 minute interview so people can see the BS games you play in the edit room. Koppel wasn’t convinced. As part of the segment, Koppel interviewed Hannity, whom he noted “promoted Donald Trump and a highly partisan agenda” on Fox News.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 26, 2017

Fake "edited" news. “We have to give some credit to the American people that they’re somewhat intelligent and that they know the difference between an opinion show and a news show,” Hannity said. “I think liberalism must be defeated. “In the long haul, I think you and all these opinion shows … you know why?
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 26, 2017

Funny behind the scenes After I answered the first question, Ted said "none of that will air". I dare you! Because you’re very good at what you do and because you have attracted a significantly more influential … you have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.”

The clip above quickly went viral on Sunday, drawing numerous responses — including from Hannity himself. I say the press in this country is out to destroy the president.”
Later in the piece, Hannity defended his show appearing alongside news broadcasts. I dare you!”

Fake "edited" news. I gave a example after example of why I say "journalism is dead". “Yeah,” Koppel replied. Why did Ted cut out my many examples of media bias? Socialism must be defeated in a political sense. “You think I’m bad for America,” Hannity said. They ran less than 2. “Fake ‘edited’ news.