Will Oscars fire accounting firm over Best Picture mix-up?

In case of a mishap, both leaders have the full list of winners completely memorized. And it is also my mistake, our mistake, and we all feel very bad.”

Show Full Article You’re involved with something that helped make PwC a household name.”
Ahead of the ceremony, Cullinan – who has held the role since 2014 – seemed assured that no mistake could be made during the show. According to The New York Times, PwC is a privately held company   and monetary details of its exact agreement with the Oscars have not been publicly disclosed. He told The Huffington Post that if a wrong winner were to be called, “We would make sure that the correct person was known very quickly. Whether that entails stopping the show, us walking onstage, us signaling to the stage manager — that’s really a game-time decision, if something like that were to happen.”
He added, “Again, it’s so unlikely.”
Tim Ryan, U.S. PwC has taken full responsibility for the breaches of established protocols that took place during the ceremony.”
“We have spent last night and today investigating the circumstances, and will determine what actions are appropriate going forward. The entire process takes around three days – much shorter than the protocol for initial nominations. First, PwC Oscars balloting leaders collect the handwritten ballots, and then – with a team working from an undisclosed location – they hand-tally the results of the 24 major categories and stuff the winners envelopes – two of each for every award. PwC blamed Cullinan and colleague Martha Ruiz for a slow reaction time once the mistake had been made, saying in a statement, “Last night we failed the Academy.”
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs told The New Yorker she reacted in “horror” at the mishap. We are unwaveringly committed to upholding the integrity of the Oscars and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,” it concluded. Since the Academy Awards’ early years, PwC   has handled the ballot tabulation for both the Oscars nomination process and the winners selection process, the accounting firm   explained in a press release from 2009. A source close to the production of the 2017 Oscars tells PEOPLE that the fallout has already begun, explaining, “The Academy has launched a full-scale review of its relationship with PwC but it is very complicated.”
“It is too early to say how this will play out but everyone is of course taking it very, very seriously,” the insider adds. In a formal statement, the Academy further said, “For the last 83 years, the Academy has entrusted PwC to handle the critical tabulation process, including the accurate delivery of results. Dan Lyle, who was balloting leader from 1986 to 1996, said, “It was one of the most exciting jobs PwC had to offer. There’s a huge sense of responsibility that goes along with the job. He is very upset about this mistake. The miscalling of the Best Picture winner – caused by PwC Oscars co-leader Brian Cullinan handing presenter Warren Beatty the wrong envelope – is the first major mistake of its kind to be made during the annual ceremony in decades. The voting tabulation process for other major awards shows are handled by varying   firms: this year, Ernst & Young was in charge of the Golden Globes results, and   Integrity Voting Systems handled the Screen Actors Guild Awards balloting. All the envelopes are placed in a briefcase, which the balloting leaders – this year, Ruiz and Cullinan – carry to the Oscars. In total, PwC reported sales of $36 billion during its last fiscal year, reported the Times, although the firm’s entertainment and media group accounted for just 4.2 percent of total sales. Both are accompanied by off-duty police officers, and take different cars and routes to the ceremony. According to the PwC release, getting picked as a balloting leader is an honor bestowed upon only a few. PricewaterhouseCoopers has taken full blame for the Oscars mix-up that has since been dubbed “Envelopegate” – ultimately putting the accounting firm’s 83-year partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences   in jeopardy. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. chairman and senior partner at PwC, told Variety that he has spoken at length with Cullinan about the incident, noting, “He feels very, very terrible and horrible.

‘Moonlight’ expanding to widest release yet after Best Picture win

Show Full Article The morning after   the Oscars, Jenkins spoke to EW and reflected on his   film’s surprising triumph. Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes portray Chiron across the film’s three chapters;   Mahershala Ali, who won the Oscar for supporting actor, plays an   empathetic drug dealer and father figure named Juan. Directed by Jenkins and based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight tells the story of Chiron, a young, gay black man coming of age in Miami’s impoverished Liberty City neighborhood. Having claimed Academy Awards   for supporting actor,   adapted screenplay, and best picture — the latter in dramatic fashion — Barry Jenkins’ lyrical indie drama is expanding to more than 1,500 theaters this weekend. “If I took myself out of my body and I looked at what happened, I would be inspired. That number represents the film’s widest footprint in 20 weeks of release, during which it has grossed   about $22 million at the domestic box office. “It’s only been like, 12   hours, so I think I’m still processing it … but it’s wonderful,”   he said. I think for a long time certain narratives, certain people just weren’t considered, and for the academy to make this considerable gesture, to see through all those barriers or perceived barriers and just see the film, that’s something.”
Moonlight was also released on Blu-ray and DVD today. Moonlight is basking in the afterglow of Oscar success.

Dwayne Johnson explains shocked reaction to Oscars mistake

And there was that insane close-up of Meryl Streep, who reminded us all why she’s the most nominated actor in Oscar history by delivering a full range of shocked expressions. She grabbed my arm and said, "Oh my God, they made a mistake". Now, The Rock himself is opening up about what was going through his head. 😂 You can literally see my wheels spinnin' on whether or not I should hit the stage and take down an Oscars producer who I thought went rogue and was trying to sabotage our final moment of the night as La La Land was accepting for Best Picture. “Seconds before this I saw out of the corner of my eye, the producer saying loudly, ‘NO IT’S MOONLIGHT, the winner is MOONLIGHT!’ as he walked up onto the stage.”
Johnson took the stage earlier in the night to introduce Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli’i Cravalho’s performance of “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, and he joked on Instagram that he was seriously considering going back onstage to help sort out the best picture snafu. #Oscars #ThatLook #MattDamonWasReadyToGoBourne #IWasReadyToGoHobbs #LetsDoThis
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Show Full Article “Thankfully, Jordan gave us the clarity we needed, because as much as I love and adore Meryl, I was willing to rumble over her to take down the producer going rogue.”
Maybe next year, the Academy should hire Johnson to oversee the envelopes and make sure everything goes smoothly. Thankfully, Jordan gave us the clarity we needed, because as much as I love and adore Meryl, I was willing to rumble over her to take down the producer going rogue. But without a doubt, one of best photos of the night came from Los Angeles Times photographer Al Seib, who snapped a picture of the crowd’s reaction. In crazy moments like that, we need leaders to step up and take charge… I give La La Land producer, Jordan Horowitz much respect for stepping up to the mic and calling the Moonlight filmmakers and actors to the stage to accept their award. There was the stunned look on Trevante Rhodes’ face as he walked to the stage. Seconds before this I saw out of the corner of my eye, the producer saying loudly, "NO IT'S MOONLIGHT, the winner is MOONLIGHT!" as he walked up onto the stage. The rest was history. 😂 No business like show business. There was Ryan Gosling’s disbelieving smile. The photo shows stars like Matt Damon and David Oyelowo watching the stage in stunned disbelief, but social media zeroed in on Dwayne Johnson’s expression. “I give La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz much respect for stepping up to the mic and calling the Moonlight filmmakers and actors to the stage to accept their award,” he added. “You can literally see my wheels spinnin’ on whether or not I should hit the stage and take down an Oscars producer who I thought went rogue and was trying to sabotage our final moment of the night as La La Land was accepting for Best Picture,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. When he walked on stage, I remember sitting up and saying to @laurenhashianofficial, "What the f*cks he doing?". The Oscars’ envelope fiasco gave us some top-notch celebrity facial expressions.

Google unveils YouTube TV, a live TV subscription service

YouTube TV’s lineup of channels does not currently include any Time Warner-owned networks (such as CNN and TNT). Prior to the announcement, YouTube boasted that the event would “showcase a new way to experience the TV content you love.”
The long-anticipated new service will offer live television content from more than 40 TV networks — including all four of the major broadcast networks as well as a number of cable channels — for a monthly fee of $35. Hulu’s competing service is expected to be priced similarly to YouTube TV and other rivals. Each account gets its own viewer profile (which will track what you watch to offer tailored recommendations) as well as separate cloud-based DVRs with unlimited storage. YouTube has long been rumored to be developing a live-TV streaming subscription service that was expected to debut sometime this year. YouTube’s chief product officer, Neal Mohan, said the six separate accounts are meant to be housed under the same roof. Like its streaming rivals, YouTube TV offers a limited selection of television channels at a price that’s cheaper than a cable subscription. So far, Hulu has signed content deals with CBS as well as three of its network parent companies (Disney, Fox, and Time Warner), and is said to be in talks with Comcast’s NBCUniversal. YouTube is officially jumping into the live-streaming television fray with a new subscription service called YouTube TV. YouTube TV will feature live shows and events from those networks as well as cable channels such as ESPN, FX, USA, E!, Bravo, and multiple cable news channels (CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC). Show Full Article The company did not announce a specific release date for YouTube TV, saying only that the service will be available “soon in the largest U.S. YouTube already has another subscription streaming service: YouTube Red, which launched in 2015 and allows subscribers to stream original programming from the company’s portfolio of digital creators for $9.99 per month. “Younger generations want to consume TV the way that they’re used to watching TV online, live and on-demand,” Wojcicki said. to provide users with local TV news, weather, and sports. The official launch of YouTube TV means that Hulu will likely be the next streaming platform to launch its own live TV subscription service. “The expectation is that those are people who are living together,” he said. For additional fees, subscribers can also add premium cable channels Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus. The new service, which was previously called “Unplugged,” signals YouTube’s plans to appeal to cord-cutters who are moving away from traditional cable television bundles, while also competing with similar live-TV streaming offerings from the likes of Dish Network’s Sling TV, Sony’s Playstation Vue, and AT&T’s DirecTV Now. The Google-owned streaming video company previewed YouTube TV during a press event held at YouTube’s Los Angeles facility (and live-streamed to press in New York City and San Francisco) on Tuesday afternoon. markets” before expanding coverage to the rest of the country. YouTube TV is also working with local TV stations and regional sports networks across the U.S. When asked if a partnership deal with Time Warner is forthcoming, YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl said the company is in talks with more potential partners. (You can sign up on YouTube’s website to get an alert when the service is available where you live.)
At the press event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki discussed consumers’ changing TV viewing habits, especially among millennial viewers. Google (GOOG, -0.73%) signed a deal with CBS in the fall to provide content for YouTube’s live TV service, marking its first major network partnership. At the launch event on Tuesday, YouTube announced additional partnerships with the other major broadcast networks (ABC, Fox, and NBC). This article originally appeared on FORTUNE.com. And Hulu — which is owned jointly by media giants and network owners Comcast, Time Warner, Walt Disney, and 21st Century Fox — has its own forthcoming live-TV streaming service that is also expected to launch sometime this year. The monthly fee gives subscribers access to six YouTube TV accounts that can be shared. The company said that a YouTube TV subscription will also give customers access to all of the original content available on YouTube Red.

‘Once Upon a Time’ stars tease new dangers in Wish Realm

Unfortunately, their escape from the Wish Realm was interrupted by the arrival of Robin (Sean Maguire), who in this world is still very much alive. ET on ABC. Once Upon a Time‘s trip to the Wish Realm got really complicated in the winter finale — and the danger ratchets when the show returns on Sunday. Stay tuned for more OUAT scoop! I think the real danger for them is getting trapped there.”
Once Upon a Time returns Sunday at 8 p.m. When the ABC fairy tale drama returns on Sunday, the Outlaw Queen reunion will take a quick turn as the palace guards, led by a vengeful Prince Henry (Jared Gilmore), aim to make the Evil Queen pay. No matter whether Henry’s real or not, it’s still her son, so she can’t even fathom the thought of hurting him on any level. One of them is, ‘Was Robin better off without her?’ That’s her quest in the winter premiere. “Regina’s dominated by her emotions most of the time, and seeing Robin really shook her up,” Parrilla says. “Killing the Charmings, it wasn’t a real sacrifice for Regina,” Parrilla says. Show Full Article “She’s in a position where she has to figure out what she’s going to do with that relationship, and even though he’s not real, she has questions and she needs them answered. “She’s sought out as being this terrible person, so now Henry is after her trying to kill her. But this isn’t the Robin that OUAT fans remember — this version is not Robin Hood, but Robin of Locksley. “We have to find a way out, and we have several people after us because they all think Regina’s really the Evil Queen,” Morrison tells EW. During the winter finale, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) found herself in the Wish Realm, a land in which she never became the Savior. There’s still a part of her that is really hopeful.”
But facing off against her son may prove more difficult for Regina. Fortunately, Emma woke up. The danger is the entire kingdom is after us, and we’re just trying to figure out how to get back out to stop this weirdness.”
Despite being hunted, Regina may not actually want to leave now that she’s seen Robin again. In order to wake her from her reverie, Regina (Lana Parrilla) crushed the hearts of Queen Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and King David (Josh Dallas), making her the most wanted woman in the land. “She was really just trying to wake up Emma, but then when Henry comes forward, it’s a whole different ball game.

Jimmy Kimmel will not discuss Donald Trump on tonight’s show

Kimmel   poked fun at Trump while hosting the Oscars on Sunday, tweeting at him from the stage, and invoking the “overrated” Meryl Streep. Chris Pratt will debut the trailer for   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. “With the past two years dominated by talk of Donald Trump, Jimmy is announcing a much-needed break from discussing the president and his administration —   at least for one night,” reads the press release. Tuesday’s installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live has been declared “Trump-Free.” Meaning that Kimmel will avoid talking about Donald Trump in any form. Other celebrities   joining Kimmel are   Catherine Zeta-Jones   and   James Harden, while   Hank “The Hawk” Knutley will serve as the musical guest. RELATED: Jimmy Kimmel talks Oscar snafu
So what can you expect in this Donald-deficient episode, which is being billed as   “Trump-Free Tuesday”? Show Full Article While Stephen Colbert is talking all things Donald Trump on Tuesday’s post-congressional address edition of CBS’ The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel will be taking   the opposite approach.

Casey Affleck and Nate Parker: How Hollywood handles race, power and sexual assault

The actress —   who won an Oscar last year   for her portrayal of a survivor of rape —   stood unmoving as Casey Affleck delivered his acceptance speech at Sunday’s Academy Awards. In 2016, the Oscar hopes of “The Birth of a Nation” director and star   Nate Parker   were derailed after college rape charges — which   were later dropped — resurfaced. Latest updates How does Hollywood handle allegations of impropriety and how much do   race, power and a willingness to play the game matter? With Hollywood’s renewed embrace of Mel Gibson after his public fall from grace, there is a question of which   accusations of wrongdoing are too big for a career to overcome and whether those standards are applied equally. Casey Affleck with his Oscar for supporting actor. Where one man triumphed, another faltered. Times reporter Tre’vell Anderson tackled the question in a commentary after Affleck’s Golden Globes victory in January. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Brie Larson did not applaud. Some interpreted Larson’s choice as a silent protest made in solidarity with people dismayed that 2010 sexual assault claims levied   against Affleck did little to hinder his success during awards season.

Jenna Fischer cast in ABC pilot ‘Splitting Up Together’

The   actress of   The Office   fame will star in the new ABC/WBTV comedy pilot   Splitting Up Together. Jenna Fischer may be heading back to your living room. Show Full Article Instead of total separation, the couple decides to divide   their house, alternating weeks where one lives upstairs with their three kids and the other stays in the downstairs apartment. Kepnek is also an executive producer on the show, along with Ellen DeGeneres and   Mette Heeno, who created the original Danish version of Splitting Up Together. Fischer will play Lena, an “always prepared” woman who nevertheless finds herself struggling to figure out her new life and still infuriated by her laid-back ex-husband Martin. Based on a Danish series of the same name,   Splitting Up Together   features a couple going through a   divorce in an unusual way. The   Splitting Up Together   pilot is written by   Emily Kapnek and directed by Dean Holland.

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ releases season 3 images and synopsis

Madison’s son mere miles from his mother, Nick’s (Frank Dillane) first action as a leader saw Luciana (Danay Garcia) ambushed by an American militia group   — the couple escaped death, but Nick no longer feels immortal. And then there is new dynamic duo Nick (Frank Dillane) and Luciana (Danay Garcia) appearing in serious distress — although, to be fair, who isn’t in serious distress in the zombie apocalypse? And finally we have Madison (Kim Dickens) and Travis (Cliff Curtis) looking very intense and holding on tight —   again, always a good strategy in the zombie apocalypse. Madison (Kim Dickens) has reconnected with Travis (Cliff Curtis), her apocalyptic partner, but Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has been fractured by her murder of Andres. Recovering both emotionally and physically, Strand (Colman Domingo) has his sights set on harnessing the new world’s currency, and Ofelia’s (Mercedes Mason) captivity will test her ability to survive and see if she can muster the savagery of her father.”
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If you need a refresher course on where things left off, check out our season 2 finale Q&A with showrunner Dave Erickson, and for more Fear the Walking Dead scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Our first look at season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead is here, as AMC has just released three new images for the next batch of episodes, which will air this summer. International lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well. Show Full Article In the images, we see Strand (Colman Domingo) in some seriously fancy digs with blood on his hands —   literally. But what does it all mean? Here is the official synopsis for season 3, released by AMC:
“As Fear the Walking Dead returns for season three, our families will be brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border.

14 books to read after finishing ‘The Hate U Give’

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
When Quinn witnesses a cop (who happens to be his surrogate father) beat up teammate Rashad, it becomes national news, and divides the rest of the team, leaving both boys to grapple with their decisions and consequences. Order it here. Order it here. But when her brother starts behaving unpredictably, and money goes missing from the store, Margot decides to get to the bottom of it—while coming up with a plan   to attend a beach party in the Hamptons at the end of summer. However when Emmett Till is killed in the town over and his murderers are wrongly acquitted, Rose decides to become a part of a movement for change. Draper
Inspired by her grandmother’s journal, Draper follows the tale of Stella and her younger brother Jojo, as they witness a Ku Klux Klan meeting in their segregated North Carolina town. March by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
The award-winning graphic novel trilogy follows Civil Rights icon John Lewis’ life from when he was a young child preaching to chickens, to later, when he was at the forefront of the American Civil Rights movement and participating in the march from Selma to Montgomery. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The   Daily Show host recalls growing up in South Africa under apartheid (thus rendering his biracial existence a crime) in this gripping and illuminating memoir. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
The Scarlett Undercover author crafts a quick-paced historical thriller that takes readers back and forth from 1920s Tulsa to the present as it examines the 1921 race riots through the eyes of alternating protagonists, William and Rowan. Order it here. All American Boys was awarded the Coretta Scott King Author Honor. (and the leader of an army of gangbangers), who must deal with the whole city turning against her. Order it here. Angie Thomas’ critically-acclaimed debut novel   The Hate U Give hits bookshelves today after months of deserved hype. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley, and PJ Loughran
Lowery’s memoir recollects the 1965 voting rights march from the point of view of its youngest marcher, while also illustrating what it means to fight nonviolently in a tumultuous time in American history. Read EW’s review here and   order it here. American Street by Ibi Ziboi
Ziboi tells the story of Fabiola Toussaint, a young Haitian immigrant working to adjust to her new life in Detroit after her mother is detained by American immigration. Order it here. Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
Watson centers her tale on Jade, a student at a mostly white private school, who isn’t able to connect with the woman   assigned to her   in a mentorship program. Order it here. Order it here. But when the young girl’s community is thrown into disarray, Stella decides to fight back. Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
Jackson blends history and fiction as she relates the story of Rose Lee Carter, a young girl who lives with her sharecropper parents on a cotton plantation in 1955 Mississippi. The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera  
A first-time novelist and Pushcart Prize winner, Rivera tells the story of teenage Margot Sanchez, who is forced to work in her family grocery store after she’s grounded for using her father’s credit card to buy new clothes. With the YA novel poised to make an even bigger splash in coming weeks, EW has put together a list of books to pick up once fans are done with the stunning page-turner. Jade decides to use her love of art to show the women that there are other ways of making a difference in the real world. Order it here. Order it here. Order it here. Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings
Duffy and Jennings bring Butler’s acclaimed   novel about a young African American woman from the ’70s traveling back and forth to the antebellum South to life in this well-crafted graphic novel adaptation. A gripping coming-of-age story about police brutality, racial tensions, and hope, The Hate U Give is already a bestseller and a film version starring Amandla Stenberg is currently in the works. Stella by Starlight   by Sharon M. Genius by Marc Bernadin and Adam Freeman
The greatest military mind of the current generation happens to be Destiny, a teenage girl from South Central L.A. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
In her National Book Award and Newbery Honor-winning novel, Woodson shares what it’s like to grow up in the ’60s and ’70s and her increasing awareness of the Civil Rights movement in the form of lush, elegant poetry. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
The best-selling National Book Award nominee focuses on Steve Harmon, a teenager   and aspirational filmmaker on trial for the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner, and tells his story in the form of a screenplay interspersed with diary entries. Show Full Article As the teenager strives for her American dream, she must navigate her new school and home (complete with louder, American cousins), as well as a blossoming new romance. Order it here. Order it here. Order it here.

Auli’i Cravalho sings ‘How Far I’ll Go’ duet with 4-year-old girl (and her dad)

It’s impressive Cravalho found time in her busy schedule to duet with Claire. After nailing the tune, the two shared a solid high-five. Four-year-old Claire Ryann Crosby and her dad, Dave, whose   adorable videos   have gone viral in the past, dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday morning and got a special surprise from Cravalho, who voices the title character in the Pixar film   Moana. The 16-year-old is fresh off   an impressive rendition   of the Oscar-nominated “How Far I’ll Go” at the ceremony on Sunday night, and just yesterday was cast in Jason Katims’ NBC pilot Drama High. The teen and the tot, both decked out in Hawaiian leis, sang an acoustic version of the Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned “How Far I’ll Go” while   dad Dave strummed a guitar alongside the pair. Auli’i Cravalho and this father-daughter duo will soon be saying “You’re welcome” for adding an extra dose of cuteness to your day. Show Full Article

‘Feud’ casting: Who should play Princess Diana and Prince Charles?

Prince Harry is dating that woman   from Suits!), which raises the question: Who will be able to step into the (presumably high-fashion, and certainly high-profile) shoes of Charles and Diana? The second   season of   Feud will head across the pond to delve into the ill-fated romance of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Surely mastering a British accent would be an easy feat for the Emmy nominee. Santiago Felipe/Getty Images
Russell Tovey:   You may know Tovey from his role as Harry on Quantico, but the English   actor rose to fame playing a werewolf on the British drama Being Human, so you know he’s got the whole “playing someone who acts totally different in public than they do in private” thing on lock. And let’s be real, we’d be thrilled to hear it. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage
Romola Garai: Even if you’re unfamiliar with the British actress, her appearance is strikingly similar to Diana’s. Hekimian/Getty Images for Chopard
Kirsten Dunst: She may be American, but   Dunst has survived the Green Goblin in Spider-Man, handled the end of the word   in Melancholia, and ruled a country   in Marie Antoinette. Did you really think we’d make a Ryan Murphy casting list and not include Sarah Paulson? We rounded up some possible candidates we’d love to see rock the royal roles. It’s already time to get that afternoon tea brewing, because, as the network announced Tuesday, the British are coming for season 2. We’ll hope the answer’s yes, because Bell has just the right look and charm to play a young Charles. Mike Marsland/WireImage
Carey Mulligan: The actress has shown   her depth in films like An Education and The Great Gatsby, so it’s just an added bonus that her hair currently happens to be at just the right length to play Diana (yes, we know wigs exist, but perhaps it’s a sign!). Also (and hear us   out on this one), he’s got the right ears. Julien M. The royal family has been   more relevant than ever as of late (The Crown is on Netflix and it’s good! Carmichael is best known for her portrayal of   Lady Edith Crawley on Downton Abbey, and we think she’d tackle Lady Di with the same amount of poise. Season 1   of   Ryan Murphy’s latest small screen venture, FX’s   Feud, hasn’t even hit screens yet, but no matter. Michael Tran/FilmMagic
Ben Barnes:   Fresh off a stint on Westworld as the cocky, self-indulgent Logan, we’re sure that Prince Caspian himself would be thrilled   to return to his natural British accent. Mathew Imaging/WireImage
Sarah Paulson:   Oh, come on. Just imagine a shorter haircut, some sapphire jewelry, and of course, the Travolta dress, and it’s hard to imagine the role taken on by anyone else. Show Full Article Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
Harry Treadaway: The British actor is best known as Victor Frankenstein in Penny Dreadful, but when he’s not busy creeping us out with his obsession with death, Treadaway’s   bone structure and mop of brown hair are rather reminiscent (enough) of a young Charles. Princess Diana
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Laura Carmichael: The transition from one Lady to another can’t be that much of a stretch, right? Check out our picks below. Season 1 of   Feud   debuts Sunday on FX; go behind the scenes of EW’s recent cover story on the show above and leave other suggestions in the comments below! Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AMC
Jamie Bell: Does having Jane Eyre on your resumé qualify you to play other important British historical figures? David M. Prince Charles

Andrew Garfield: He was a fixture during this year’s awards show season for his role in Hacksaw Ridge, and there’s no denying the man formerly known as Spider-Man exudes a particular British charm we’d love to see reflected in Charles.

‘Making History’ preview: Adam Pally shows off his duffel bag time machine

Before Making History debuts (March 5 at 8:30 p.m. Definitely only one:   Making History. How many of them feature a duffel bag as a time machine? Adam Pally, of Happy Endings fame, stars as Dan, a facilities manager at a college who has been time-tripping back to the 1700s New England, where/when he’s dating Paul Revere’s daughter Deborah (Leighton Meester). There are several time-travel shows currently on — or coming to — your TV sets. Show Full Article Chris seems skeptical, asking Dan   a very fair question: “What story starts with a guy getting in a duffel bag in a garage and has a happy ending?”
See for yourself by clicking on the video above. ET/PT on Fox), check out this first-look clip from the premiere, in which Dan tries to persuade a history professor named Chris (Yassir Lester) to hop in a gym bag and help him start the Revolutionary War because something about current-day Massachusetts seems a little   off, a little… British.

‘Trolls’ is getting a sequel

Just a few days after Justin Timberlake performed “Can’t Stop the Feeling” at the Academy Awards, DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures announced that a follow-up to Trolls   is in the works. The original Trolls, which was directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, opened in November, raking in $153.5 million domestically and $339.5 million worldwide. Timberlake and Anna Kendrick lent their voices to the first film, playing the grumpy Branch and the joyful Poppy, respectively. Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Ron Funches, Jeffrey Tambor, and Russell Brand all voiced characters in the first film, and Timberlake scored his first-ever Oscar nomination for co-writing “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

Show Full Article Can’t stop the sequel. DreamWorks has confirmed that they will both return for Trolls 2, which is scheduled to hit theaters April 10, 2020.

‘New Girl’ clip: Jess wants Nick to give her cool points at school

“Your students would never understand that   Pepperwood   is just a New Orleans story about a guy fighting with the alligator within!” he says in a terrible old-timey accent that may lead viewers to believe that he won’t do much to help Jess’s reputation at school — but he ultimately agrees to anyway. See the clip above, and watch   New Girl   when it airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. So she has an idea: She’ll have Nick come visit the school and talk about his book   Pepperwood,   which   the girls at her school are apparently “obsessed with.”
“The kids used to   love   Vice Principal Jess, and now they won’t have anything to do with Principal Jess,” she complains. Show Full Article Jess used to be cool at school. ET on Fox. “It’s like I’m living in my own damn adorable shadow.”
He’s hesitant to visit the school, though. Not anymore.

‘Doctor Strange’ Honest Trailer picks apart Marvel’s ‘Iron Man on weed’

Doctor Strange, Marvel’s mind trip through psychedelia, is the subject of Screen Junkies’ latest Honest Trailer, which asserts the film is basically just “Iron Man on weed.”
The story of Dr. Watch the video above. Stephen Strange’s mystical jaunt through the Marvel multiverse   and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark seem   interchangeable when you put it this way: “The heroic origins of   a cocky but capable, super rich, wisecracking workaholic with a weird goatee, in love with a red-headed subordinate, learning to be less selfish, played by a famous Sherlock Holmes actor.”
The main   difference is, obviously, the “acid-trip, ’70s blacklight poster magic” and star Benedict Cumberbatch sounding   “like an Englishman pretending to be a German man pretending to be an American in a feature-length tribute to Hans Gruber’s accent in Die Hard when he gets caught by Bruce Willis.”
The Honest Trailer, which also features   Stranger Things and Ricky Bobby references, comes just in time for Doctor Strange‘s debut on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring deleted scenes, a Thor mockumentary, and more. Show Full Article

‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell addresses idea of Dinah-Oliver romance

To me, it could happen, it could not, but it’s certainly not destined to happen or predesigned to happen,” Amell tells EW. “If they thought that we were destroying their comics’ mythos, I’m pretty sure they would have said something by now.”
Plus, Amell says, it’s not bad to stray from the beaten path, as we saw with HBO’s Game of Thrones last season. “We’ve always consistently had the creative team behind DC as a partner, and they sign off on stuff for us and they give us chances with characters like Barry Allen, who was introduced through our show before he went on to head his own show, and they do that because they have faith in us,” Amell says. “If you want to talk about Game of Thrones now existing beyond the realm of the books, that was one of my favorite seasons of television ever,” Amell says. “The idea that Oliver would end up with the Black Canary being Katie Cassidy or any new iteration thereof? As for his reasoning, Amell harkens back to 2011, when Arrow was being developed. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a Green Arrow-Black Canary romance, especially considering the show has never been beholden to the comics. After the shocking death of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), some fans of the comics were disheartened by the fact that Oliver (Stephen Amell) would not end up with the Black Canary — in the comics, Oliver married Dinah Laurel Lance, the character portrayed by Cassidy on Arrow. RELATED: Discover the 7 highest-grossing comic book movies, above. In the wake of Arrow introducing a new version of the Black Canary, will The CW’s superseries follow in the footsteps of the comics and pair Black Canary with the Green Arrow? “There have been feuding factions in the fan base — people that call upon the comics and people that have lived in the universe of the show,” Amell says. “I think that it would be a pretty two-dimensional world if you simply followed with what the comic said.”
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. That all changed when Juliana Harkavy was added to the cast as Dinah Drake, otherwise known in the comics as the first Black Canary. “Green Arrow was conceived as a show without superpowers and a show that was meant to be a little more grounded that was a specific reaction to an incredibly successful 10-year run of Smallville,” Amell says, quick to point out that if the show didn’t stray from the source material, viewers would’ve missed out on several now-beloved characters. “I would say that we try to find a happy medium for both, try to live in the universe that the show has created where characters that weren’t a part of the Green Arrow mythos have become completely indispensable.”
RELATED: Arrow‘s Stephen Amell reflects on Oliver’s legacy
“There are elements that you find in a TV show that make the show what they are,” Amell continues, “and that became Oliver’s relationship between Felicity [Emily Bett Rickards] and Diggle [David Ramsey] — one character that’s completely original in terms of John Diggle, an ode to Andy Diggle, who wrote Year One, and Felicity Smoak, who was plucked from the far reaches of the DC universe. Thea Queen [Willa Holland] also does not exist in the comics and I think that’s all stuff that’s important to remember.” (Amell shares his thoughts on Olicity’s future here.)
Over the course of five seasons, Arrow has also worked very closely with DC to stay true to the spirit of the comics. ET on The CW. Show Full Article

Benedict Cumberbatch lands next television project with Showtime’s ‘Melrose’

The books chronicle the protagonist’s journey to overcome addiction and an abusive childhood while simultaneously serving as a caustic examination of upper-class society. Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Showtime’s limited series “Melrose.” (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times) Benedict Cumberbatch has built a successful career from playing posh and prickly   aristocrats, and his next role will be no exception. Showtime announced Tuesday that Cumberbatch   will star in the network’s five-part limited series “Melrose,” an adaptation of the semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose series by Edward St. “Benedict is the perfect Patrick Melrose.” Nicholls will write all five episodes of the upcoming series. Filming for the series will begin in August and take place in New York, London and the south of France. “I’ve been a huge admirer of Edward St. Aubyn. Latest updates “Melrose” is a co-production between Showtime and Sky Atlantic. Aubyn’s novels for years   and can’t wait to bring these dark, witty, brilliant books to the screen,” screenwriter   David Nicholls (“Far From the Madding Crowd”)   said in a   press release.

Savannah Guthrie confuses Matt Lauer with her husband. Then the ‘TODAY’ anchors lose it.

Howard!”
Guthrie acknowledged that this isn’t the first time she’s mixed up the two guys, and the show cut to Lauer himself, who jokingly whispered, “That’s our secret!”
Watch the exchange   above. https://t.co/SA3PLzsJpH
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 28, 2017

Al Roker also joined in on the fun, teasing,   “Calling Dr. “Where is my Freud textbook?”
The gaffe cracked up her fellow panelists, with Sheinelle Jones joking, “Breaking news!” before asking, “Anything you want to talk about?”

What's that, @SavannahGuthrie?! On Tuesday’s show, Guthrie mentioned a study claiming that mothers have more sleep problems than fathers when their children are in the house. Show Full Article Savannah Guthrie’s return to the   TODAY show is already proving to be memorable. Howard! The anchor — who is back from maternity leave — was in the middle of telling an anecdote about her personal experience when she accidentally mixed up the names of her husband Mike Feldman and co-anchor Matt Lauer. Freud! Dr. Dr. “On my maternity leave, when I was getting up and feeding every couple of hours, Matt would be,” said Guthrie, catching her mistake.

Marvel’s Inhumans casts AMC star as Black Bolt

“His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.”
Added showrunner Scott Buck: “Black Bolt is a character whose deep complexity must be conveyed without uttering a single word, and I’m very excited to have Anson on board to bring him to life.”
Mount joins an ensemble cast that includes   Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as   Maximus, Black Bolt’s brother — a clever and charming Inhuman who harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself. “Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. Marvel’s Inhumans will premiere its first two episodes in IMAX theaters for two weeks in September, then it will continue on ABC for its full eight-episode run. Mount will play Black Bolt — the   enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. Show Full Article The Inhumans have found their leader: Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount has joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming superhero series.