Show Full Article 13 New Celebrity Apprentice season finale, and he is hoping some star power (and star power money) will help him seal the deal. Also, please take note of Boy George’s incredible oversized hat, which deserves its own TV spin-off immediately. But there is another important reason Jenner wanted to attend, and she shares it with the finalist in the exclusive clip below. on NBC. Boy George will continue his finals face-off with American Nina Warrior host Matt Iseman on NBC’s Feb. One of those stars is Caitlyn Jenner, who shows up in big heels and with a big check for George’s charity, Safe Kids Worldwide. The New Celebrity Apprentice finale airs Monday at 8 p.m.
19 on CBS before moving to CBS All Access. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Baranski threw her hat in the ring to play the newly (and controversially) confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. So yeah, we could have a revolving door of people playing the cabinet members and all.”
Baranski’s willingness to play President Trump’s latest cabinet member comes on the heels of Melissa McCarthy’s uproarious surprise cameo as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Since McCarthy’s appearance, several actors have shared their eagerness to play other Trump-related characters, including Rosie O’Donnell as Steve Bannon and Billy Baldwin as Eric Trump. The Good Wife‘s Christine Baranski is set to reprise her character on the upcoming spin-off The Good Fight, but first, the Emmy-winner is volunteering her services to Saturday Night Live. Baranski returns as Diane Lockhart when The Good Fight premieres Feb. “I can play people with whom I drastically disagree. The [SNL] sketches have been unbelievable all through the election, and the post-election. Baldwin’s brother Alec, who has been playing Donald Trump for months, is slated for his record-setting 17th hosting gig on this weekend’s episode of SNL. “It would seem somewhat logical—we have that strong jawline, don’t we?” she told Vanity Fair. Show Full Article
Watch Messing’s monologue on the Makers Conference website. Speaking at the Makers Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Monday, Messing recalled that her initial excitement about shooting her first Hollywood movie — opposite rising star Keanu Reeves — was marred by several humiliating incidents. On the second day of filming, Messing said, she was browbeaten into shooting a nude scene, despite having been told previously the movie would not feature nudity. That’s it. Actress Debra Messing has alleged that director Alfonso Arau pressured her to perform a nude scene and made disparaging comments about her appearance during the making of the 1995 film A Walk in the Clouds. And the goal? “The whole thing was a power play, a game. Your job is to get naked and say the lines. After threatening to take up the issue with network brass, Messing said, she never saw the inserts again. An NBC spokesperson declined to comment. On the first day of filming, Messing said, she and Reeves were in the middle of a dramatic kiss scene when Arau interjected, “How quickly can we get a plastic surgeon in here? Show Full Article To demean me, strip me of my pride and power, make me feel on a cellular level his dominance over me. Her nose is ruining my movie!”
After completing the scene in a daze, Messing retreated to her trailer and cried. A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox, the studio that released A Walk in the Clouds, declined to comment. I felt violated.”
Arau’s manager did not respond to a request for comment, but a representative for the filmmaker told TooFab that Messing’s description of the events was “false.” The representative said Messing was never nude during the scene in question, and that Arau did not make derogatory comments about her nose. Elsewhere in her monologue, Messing said she was pressed to wear bra inserts, a.k.a. “I felt ugly, I felt like garbage, and I felt deep shame,” she said, adding that Arau’s comments reminded her of anti-Semitism she experienced growing up in Rhode Island. “chicken cutlets,” during her early days on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. When she confronted Arau about the scene, he allegedly told her, “I’m the director, it’s my movie. You should be grateful to have this part.”
After grudgingly going through with the scene, only Messing’s bare back appeared in the final cut, she said.
Here’s some news Penny would definitely have a hard time wrapping his head around!
Show Full Article Matlin will make her appearance in “The Girl Who Told Time,” the 10th episode of the second season. However, as the episode unfolds, the duo quickly learns that Harriet’s website might be hiding more than they originally thought. The Magicians airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth) will be working her magic on The Magicians come March 29. The Academy Award-winning actress will play Harriet, the woman in charge of a website called “Fuzzbeat” that deals in news — as well as Top 10 lists and cat videos. ET on Syfy. Former lovebirds Penny and Kady will run into Matlin’s character in their search for an important library book, which, as the exclusive image above shows, neither of them expected to happen.
Maybe he missed beginning of intv, who knows. Calling a journalist fake -nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. “FAKE NEWS!”
Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal. “Wasn’t my intention to diminish but just saying it was too much.”
Read more of Cuomo’s tweets below. “That’s what ‘fake news’ is to a journalist. I should not have said it. Being wrong can be diff than being a liar. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about brave ‘service’ in Vietnam,” Trump wrote. I hate the insult but it's not even close to the same. I just made a big mistake myself. Trump has also repeatedly categorized CNN as “fake news.”
Following the backlash over his own comments, Cuomo has continued to tweet out apologies and thanked his critics for calling him out. — Donald J. I should not have said it. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 9, 2017
Cuomo’s original comments came after Donald Trump posted a tweet accusing Cuomo of disseminating “fake news” during his interview with Sen. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 9, 2017
What I said deserves a lot more criticism. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave "service" in Vietnam. I apologize.”
I was wrong. It is an ugly insult, and you better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose. Lots of critics. I don't envy the job of speaking for this prez. Calling a journalist fake -nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. https://t.co/745FqSjlnv
— Christopher C. https://t.co/VPNbH7vzL2
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 9, 2017
Thanks but if I care about accountability, best to start with me. “I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the N-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity,” he said. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 9, 2017
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— Christopher C. I apologize https://t.co/TJGUgWz9Q2
— Christopher C. Lots to defend. Cuomo made the comparison during an appearance on Michael Smerconish’s SiriusXM POTUS show in reference to an early morning tweet sent by Donald Trump. “Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
Trump’s attacks on Blumenthal (and subsequently Cuomo) stemmed from the fact that Blumenthal had previously told reporters that Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, had labeled Trump’s attacks on the judiciary as “demoralizing” and “disheartening.” Trump responded to Blumenthal’s comments by criticizing him for exaggerating his service in Vietnam. “I want to thank you for calling me out for equating fake news with other slurs,” he wrote to one Twitter user who said he had been employing a double standard. And the president was not right here, and he was not been right in the past.”
Cuomo tweeted an apology on Thursday afternoon, writing, “I was wrong. FAKE NEWS! CNN anchor Chris Cuomo issued an apology Thursday afternoon after he equated the term “fake news” to the N-word on a radio show Thursday morning.
Before the show, PEOPLE and EW will present a special red carpet preview. (Okay, that one is made up.)
On the latest episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, music experts and insiders broke down the heated competition. Kevin Liles and Angela Yee both fell in formation with Beyoncé, with Lee saying of Lemonade, “The reason why I would want Beyoncé to win is because I feel like her album had a big impact in terms of the timing of it, the way it was released with the movie was just very different from anything else that has ever been done.”
For more on this week’s cover story, watch EW The Show, available now here, on the new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). ET. The Beliebers? James Corden is hosting the Grammy Awards on Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m. Show Full Article While they may be all in on Beyoncé, EW senior editor Kevin O’ Donnell warns not to discount Justin Bieber or Drake. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. The Drakesters? The other nominees in the category include Adele for 25 and Sturgill Simpson for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. The Beyhive? Who will be celebrating a Grammy win for Album of the Year?
But for the most part, they’ve been bloated Broadway adaptations full of sound and fury. 10 in theaters nationwide. Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Romance Level: 3/5 hearts
John Wick: Chapter 2
Opens Feb. Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Romance Level: 5/5 hearts
Show Full Article Killing is John Wick’s business…and business is good. Rotten Tomatoes: 8%
Romance Level: 1/5 hearts
The LEGO Batman Movie
Opens Feb. But even his earthbound execution can’t dim the sheer magnetic pull of an extraordinary story. EW’s Leah Greenblatt says:
Charged with streamlining Figures’ knotty real-life histories, director Theodore Melfi (St. B
Read the full review here. EW’s Christian Holub says:
Rings embodies a common problem of attempted franchise revivals: indecision about its intentions. Fifty Shades Darker
Opens Feb. But she does it all with such aesthetic grace and sincere goodwill that it’s hard not to react exactly as the script intends, heartstrung by every fresh hardship or victory. EW’s Leah Greenblatt says:
Split’s giddy nonsense ultimately dissolves in a scrum of half-realized ideas, but maybe that’s exactly Shyamalan’s goal: tipping his final scene with a perfect tease, to be continued. C–
Read the full review here. But it’s Reeves, with his natty suits and icy stare, who grabs you by the throat — figuratively and literally. With so many new and holdover titles packing theaters around the country, EW wants you to make good choices at the movies, so consult our Critical Mass reviews guide below (with a special “romance level” added just for the holiday) before heading to the multiplex this weekend. B+
Read the full review here. But La La Land is the anti-whatever those are. And Purpose itself plays like a family film from another era, its gentle sensibilities a million miles removed from the winky pop culture references and meta layers of most modern all-ages entertainment. But rarely has corporate brainwashing been so much fun and gone down with such a delightful aftertaste. EW’s Chris Nashawaty says:
Seventy-five percent of the film’s carpet-bomb campaign of pop culture meta punchlines will ricochet over the target audience’s head, but parents dragged along for the ride will no doubt be grateful for Arnett’s rat-a-tat send-ups of Adam West and superhero clichés. And some moviegoers may, no doubt, feel a little tentative about the genre. 10 in theaters nationwide. EW’s Leah Greenblatt says:
In bringing their story to the screen, director Amma Asante (Belle) faithfully follows the familiar arc of countless historical biopics before her: the noble struggle, the seemingly insurmountable setbacks, the string-swelling triumph in the last reel. 10 in theaters nationwide. The effect is sweet, benignly retro, and just a little bit boring; a comforting Milk Bone for the soul. Directed by Robot Chicken’s Chris McKay and produced in part by the first film’s dynamic duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, LEGO Batman revs so fast and moves so frenetically that it becomes a little exhausting by the end. EW’s Devan Coggan says:
Poor Dornan still isn’t given much to work with, except this time, his abs are a little more defined and he’s grown some stubble to show just how heartbroken he’s been without Ana in his life. Oyelowo and Pike hold fast to the intimate core of the pair’s connection, even as they are spurned by their homelands and subjected to humiliations large (exile, threats of annulment) and small (an official’s wife offers Ruth a cocktail while archly informing her that her new husband may help himself to a soda, because “blacks can’t drink” in the territory). Rotten Tomatoes: 6%
Romance Level: 0.5/5 hearts
A Dog’s Purpose
Now playing. EW’s Chris Nashawaty says:
Reeves is like a haunted (and largely speechless) ronin living by the 21st-century code of the samurai. If that all sounds too highfalutin by half, well, there’s also a bunch of tire-squealing car chases, countless point-blank kills, and scenic bone-crunching brawls in Rome’s ancient catacombs. It flirts with being too much of a good thing. Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Romance Level: 5/5 hearts
Now playing. Johnson gets to have a little more fun, actually cracking jokes and acknowledging the humor in some of Christian’s more ridiculous requests. Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Romance Level: 4.5/5 hearts
La La Land
Now playing. Vincent) tends to paint too much in the broad, amiable strokes of a triumph-of-the-week TV movie. A
Read the full review here. It’s more intimate and personal and affecting…more magical. And there’s a laundry list of interesting character actors who keep dropping by to spice up the bloodbath, like Laurence Fishburne, Common, and Ian McShane, who purrs bespoke menace as the grandmaster of the whole masonic order. Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Romance Level: 3/5 hearts
A United Kingdom
Opens Feb. It helps, too, to have two actors so immensely appealing in the lead roles. But in the end, there are enough grotesque corpses and symbolic visions of haunted wells to give fans what they came for. Still, they’re both hampered by James’ nonsensical dialogue, as Dornan is stuck saying things like, “I don’t know whether to worship at your feet or spank you.” Worst of all, Darker commits what might be the most punishable offense: just being boring. Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Romance Level: 4/5 hearts
Now playing. Characters appear and then fade back into the background. B
Read the full review here. Each segment, duly framed by textbook fashion and music cues (headscarves and Simon & Garfunkel for the ’60s, Jheri curls and a-ha in the ’80s), unfolds with the soothing blandness of a bedtime story. EW’s Chris Nashawaty says:
There have been a handful of lavish, big-studio musicals in recent years. Animation spinoff The LEGO Batman Movie and Keanu Reeves’ latest installment in the John Wick series, though they’re leaving Fifty Shades Darker out in the cold, breaking the romantic sequel’s heart with scathing reviews. My advice is to see La La Land and surrender to it. B+
Read the full review here. B+
Read the full review here. It will make you feel like you’re walking on air too. EW’s Leah Greenblatt says:
Director Lasse Hallström, a veteran of sprawling casts and story lines (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules), shoots in sumptuously rich Technicolor, even if narratively it often feels more like he’s working with finger paints. They’re cozying up to the Warner Bros. Storylines that seem important at first (like Julia’s mother’s sickness or Gabriel’s affair with a student) end up going nowhere. The film tries going in a few too many directions at once, and some wires get crossed. Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Romance Level: 0.5/5 hearts
Now playing. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, are mainstream movie critics loving any of this week’s new theatrical releases? B+
Read the full review here. C+
Read the full review here. 10 in limited release.
I’m invested in the Immortal world. It’s like, John Wick could have interacted with terrorists and police — if you notice, there’s no police, other than (Thomas Sadoski’s character) Jimmy. Chad Stahelski has spent the past few years in the world of besuited hitmen, first codirecting 2014’s John Wick with David Leitch and then going solo for John Wick: Chapter 2 (out Feb. I think it speaks very simply: ‘There can be only one!’ ‘We’re immortals!’ ‘Don’t get your head chopped off!’ I think we all know what happened with the sequels.”
Indeed we do. I like to be insular. I mean, they’d tried to drag every plot into the Immortal world. I’m still a stunt guy at heart. But the filmmaker plans to soon enter the realm of kilted swordsmen. I think I can introduce you to an entire world of Immortals. You want to reinvent gunfights, how do you do it? “When I came on, the property had already been developed for a couple of years and, as things happen in Hollywood, yeah, there was aliens, meteors, spaceships, uh, DNA mutations, terrorists. Last November, it was reported that Stahelski had been recruited to reboot the Highlander franchise, a project which has been in development at Lionsgate for several years. Although the franchise would birth three more films and an array of small screen incarnations, one assumes Stahelski will not be following the second film’s extraterrestrial plot? I want to see Immortals. The creative team, the producers and the studio that’s behind it have kind of said, ‘It’s yours to play with.’ The trick would be coming up with an interesting way to introduce it to new audiences without stepping on what’s great about the original property. I mean, it speaks for itself. “Funny you say that,” grins the director. You don’t want to over complicate it. box office but garnered a massive fan base after its release on video and remains a much-loved cult classic. I love the first Highlander and I think I’m in a pretty good spot. Its sequel, 1991’s Highlander II: The Quickening, on the other hand, has been much-lampooned over time, thanks to its surprise revelation that MacLeod and the rest of the series’ Immortals are not human at all but actually aliens from the planet Zeist. What, you met four Immortals on the first movie? My personal opinion, I don’t want to see any of that. 10). I have seen other movies like that. Imagine the great characters you could have. I haven’t seen the Immortal world. The first Highlander film, which starred Christopher Lambert as Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod, was not a hit at the U.S. I think that’s very important. There’s a great mythology, it’s got an action-design challenge. John Wick: Chapter 2 opens in theaters Friday. My pitch initially was, ‘Look, I think there’s more here than I can fit in one movie. If I can crack the code of trying to string out the Gathering to three films, would you guys be interested?’ [They were] like, ‘If you can do it.’ Between me, and some of the conceptual people involved, we believe that we can. The director confirms that he hopes to oversee a new trilogy of films based on the mythology of battling — and beheading — Immortals which was established by Russell Mulcahy’s original 1986 film. You want to reinvent swordfighting, how do you do it? “Right now, I’m very interested in doing the Highlander property,” says Stahelski. Show Full Article And that’s where we are at now. So, that’s the plan: to stay as true as we can to the original mythology, and just expand the world, and have fun within the world — without bringing in interstellar travel!”
You can see the trailers for John Wick: Chapter 2 and the original Highlander above. I’m not interested. “It’s scarily similar to John Wick. What would a guy really be like after 500 years of practicing sword-work?
It’s not something to be taken lightly,” he told PEOPLE in 2006, when he was named Sexiest Man Alive for the second time. “They’re all very happy.”
The couple tied the knot in September 2014 in Venice, Italy, in front of a starry assortment of friends including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Bono and Emily Blunt. Amal “has let everyone in both families know quietly,” says a source close to the couple. The actor’s wife Amal Clooney is pregnant and expecting twins, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. “They are very keen on not spending too much time apart.”
George has said that meeting Amal totally altered the course of his life. “I don’t have that gene that people have to replicate. But now I am.”
And he has long expressed a never-say-never attitude about becoming a dad. “Between all their important work, they always stay focused on keeping their marriage happy and healthy,” a source told PEOPLE last year. “I think it’s the most responsible thing you can do, to have kids. “She never lost her femininity and she believed the balance was important and that is something that stuck with me.”
Show Full Article I wasn’t always completely optimistic about how it was going to work out personally for me. Since then, the international human rights lawyer, 39, and Oscar-winning actor-director-producer, 55, have been busy balancing their work around the world with quality time together at their homes in L.A., Italy, and England. But everything in my life has changed over time.”
Months before the baby news, Amal opened up about her bond with her own mother, Baria, a journalist, calling her one of the most influential people in her life. George Clooney just landed his biggest role yet: Dad. “All I know is that it sort of changed everything in terms of what I thought my future – my future personal future – was going to be,” he told PEOPLE of marriage in 2015. “I’ve always been an optimist about the world. “I think growing up my mother was definitely a role model, she was always a working woman and someone who is independent and cared about her career and cared about being independent, but also had balance,” she said during a Q&A at the Texas Conference for Women, where she was the keynote speaker in November.
His monologue even gets some help from the late, great Robin Williams. Come for the Dr. Try as he might, Matt Damon just can’t seem to land a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ben Affleck sneaks Matt onto the show, 2016
Ben stops by the show, and brings a certain someone with him, stuffed under a giant coat. This time, Matt sneaks onto the show dressed as Super Bowl champion and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Show Full Article Jimmy rats on Matt as the ‘Deflategate’ culprit, 2015
Though several New England stars drop by to confess their role in ‘Deflategate,’ only Matt gets a grilling from Jimmy, with some help from Kimmel ally John Krasinski. Matt tries to get everyone in the studio to stick around, to no avail. An angry Matt confronts his replacement (“What, now he wants to bump me from my own f—ing movies?!”); hilarity ensures. The pair head to couples counseling, 2015
After Matt tries to sneak on the show dressed as Dr. Only maybe with less penis drawings next time. Jimmy makes good on his promise to have Matt on the show, but thanks to a long-winded introduction, runs out of time before Matt can actually say anything. Matt auctions himself off for charity, 2015
Not even the promise of a charity event can get Matt on Jimmy’s show. Matt gets Jimmy kicked out of the Handsome Men’s Club, 2010
Jimmy’s tenure as president of the Handsome Men’s Club is cut short after members like Rob Lowe, Josh Hartnett, and Matthew McConaughey vote him out, but the democracy of the club is thrown for a loop when Matt is revealed to be the mastermind behind Jimmy’s ousting. Phil disguise, stay for the lingering, bromantic hug. Matt disguises himself to play blackjack with Aunt Chippy, 2016
Another day, another goofy disguise, this time involving a mullet and sunglasses. Though he felt discouraged by his lineup of less-than-stellar guests, he managed to end the night with a solid joke: “I want to apologize to Matt Damon. Matt crashes the Jimmy-hosted Emmys, 2016
Matt makes a surprise appearance at the Emmys right after Jimmy’s big loss. The schedule bumps have led to some animosity between the two, and over the years, there have been viral videos, poorly-timed fire alarms, and awards show surprises, but one thing’s for sure: the foemance between Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel is the gift that keeps on giving. Matt gets cut from Movie: The Movie, 2012
Matt gets stuck playing ‘grapes’ in Jimmy’s epic compilation movie Movie: The Movie, and what do you know – his only line gets cut. Nearly a decade ago, Jimmy Kimmel, the fresh-faced host of the relatively new late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, had a particularly lame night. We ran out of time.” The joke was so solid, in fact, that Kimmel began ending every single show with the quip, thus beginning one of the most hilarious feuds in television history. Matt does just that in a video with Sarah Silverman, Kimmel’s girlfriend at the time, called “I’m F—ing Matt Damon.” The hilarious song became a viral sensation before viral videos were even a thing, and with good reason. Matt appears for the first time, 2006
So close, and yet so far. The follow-up song, accompanied by a star-studded video, even got the go-ahead from Affleck’s then-wife Jennifer Garner. In honor of Matt Damon crashing the set dressed as Tom Brady last weekend, EW has rounded up the greatest moments of their epic feud. Matt disguises himself as Tom Brady, 2017
With a new year comes a new great moment in the never-ending gag. Matt gets the boot from ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ 2007
Jimmy shares a teaser for Matt’s upcoming Bourne movie with his audience, only to reveal a wild plot twist: Jason Bourne is now played by Guillermo. Consider this one of the best feud moments, if only for the mom/Good Will Hunting joke at the end. If we didn’t believe Matt lives backstage before, we definitely do now. Matt and Jimmy go to couples counseling…again, 2016
If at first you don’t succeed, try couples counseling again. Matt gets interrupted by the fire alarm, 2013
Matt is finally invited back to the Kimmel stage alongside the cast of Monuments Men and is just about to answer an actual question when the suspiciously-timed fire alarm goes off. Phil, the pair head to an ill-fated session of couple’s counseling. Matt takes over the show, 2013
Matt finally exacts his revenge on Jimmy, taking him hostage and forcing himself on the show as host. Sarah Silverman is F—— Matt Damon, 2008
There’s no better revenge on an enemy than sleeping with his girlfriend, right? The feud reaches ‘The Tonight Show,’ 2016
Matt heads to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and makes some not-so-subtle digs toward that other Jimmy with a late night talk show. Jimmy is F—ing Ben Affleck, 2009
For Jimmy’s revenge on Matt for sleeping with his girlfriend, he had to hit him where it hurts: his beloved bromance with fellow Bostonian Ben Affleck. Matt reads mean tweets, 2014
While most celebrities who read mean tweets on Kimmel are being mocked by anonymous Twitter users, Matt’s insult came from a familiar face – Jimmy himself. It’s around this time we started to believe that Matt actually does live backstage, patiently awaiting his time in the spotlight.
Jim went up to Del and said, ‘Del, I just want you to know that I really trust you.’ And Del said, ‘You trust me?’ And then he kneed him in the balls really hard, and said, ‘Do you still trust me?’ There’s obviously a lesson there. “He was an icon of the ’60s, breaking all the rules, challenging all the assumptions.”
Close, who movie fans might best remember as the excruciatingly dull English teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was an eccentric whose teaching methods could often be harsh. They hadn’t made up when Ramis was lobbing Murray’s name around to play Close, and the star was never attached. Myers and Thomas both knew Close personally from their tenures at Second City, so it’s difficult to argue with the pairing. It’s no shock who he hoped to wrangle as its star: “I think Bill is the only one who I can imagine playing Del.”
Bill Murray had worshipped Close at Second City — and arguably, had absorbed many of his lessons. After years of rumors and false starts, a Del Close movie is finally heading to the screen. You’ve gotta go out there and improvise and you’ve gotta be completely unafraid to die.”
Of course, Ramis and Murray had collaborated together on their best comedies, including Stripes and Caddyshack, before a falling out following Groundhog Day. “Jim was now coming into his own at Second City and I guess Del was the director. But it’s also tempting to imagine a different cast and production, especially since the late Harold Ramis, who also fine-tuned his comedy under Close, was developing a Close movie about 10 years ago. “Like: ‘Don’t walk out there with one hand in your pocket unless there’s somethin’ in there you’re going to bring out.’ You gotta commit. Yet Ramis’s Close biopic remains a tantalizing what-if, one whose failure to launch almost feels like, at least to devoted fans of all three men, a knee in the balls. Mike Myers will portray the Chicago-based comedy legend, who was a guru to generations of improv stars, from John Belushi to Chris Farley to Tina Fey, in a film directed by Betty Thomas (Private Parts). “He taught people to commit,” Murray told Esquire in 2012. “Del was the ultimate rebel,” Ramis told EW in 2010, four years before the Ghostbuster’s death. “He would do something really crazy or offensive, as a teaching, for the students to figure out — that’s how Del was,” Ramis recalled, before sharing a favorite story that Jim Belushi liked to tell. That’s how Del taught.”
Ramis toyed with a Close script for several years around 2006, but the project stalled. Show Full Article
Entering around 3,400 locations for Thursday previews before launching in approximately 60 territories worldwide (save for China, Australia, and Japan, where it will debut throughout the spring), the film is poised to become a global hit in the coming days as well, with little else standing in its way in terms of family-oriented fare. 1 slot? and Canada, with a worldwide total approaching $145 million as of Tuesday. Look for The LEGO Batman Movie to make anywhere between $60-$80 million this weekend. 4. James book series alike this weekend, even if movie critics aren’t exactly on the film’s side. 3. It has earned glowing reviews from movie critics, particularly for the lead performances from Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo as Ruth Williams and Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, a couple who, in the late 1940s, endured intense public scrutiny for their interracial relationship. Hidden Figures – $6.5 million
Fueled by strong word-of-mouth and heavy awards season buzz, Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures has firmly cemented its status as the top-grossing best picture contender of the calendar year, finally surpassing La La Land‘s robust figure last weekend. Romance is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, but will audiences snuggle up to this weekend’s batch of box office contenders? The Fox Searchlight festival title debuted at TIFF last September before traveling to similar events in London and Stockholm throughout the fall. Night Shyamalan’s reigning box office champion will relinquish its title to one of this week’s new releases as it drops to the back half of the top five. Split – $7.2 million
After holding the peak position for three consecutive weeks, M. Show Full Article Or will The LEGO Batman Movie swoop ahead in the box office battle? This leaves plenty of room for the film to carve a lane for itself among blockbuster studio releases. 6 nationwide expansion, slipping between 30 percent and 40 percent to about $6.5 million for the weekend amid an onslaught of new titles. Fifty Shades Darker – $42 million
The first film in the Fifty Shades franchise courted $85 million worth of audience affection over the Valentine’s Day weekend back in 2015, but can the series’ sophomore entry, hitting an estimated 3,705 sites Friday, woo the crowds back again? 10-12 box office chart might look like at the end of the week. To date, Split, made on a budget of $9 million, has earned $101.1 million in the U.S. Both films remain the only 2016 best picture candidates to have crossed the $100 million mark, with Figures tallying $121.5 million and La La Land earning $119.7 million to date. Expect Fifty Shades Darker to cross the $40 million mark through Sunday. With three major wide releases saturating theaters this Friday, patrons have a diverse palette to choose from; will Fifty Shades Darker attract the record throngs Fifty Shades of Grey did across the same period nearly two years ago? With palpable fan anticipation driving strong pre-release buzz, Chapter 2 could premiere to a number in the $16 million-$20 million range (or higher) with a little help from Thursday night previews. Can John Wick: Chapter 2 outperform its predecessor’s solid domestic performance to claim the No. As it aims to spend its sixth straight week in the domestic top five, Hidden Figures could endure its largest week-to-week decline since its Jan. 2. Similarly defying expectations — not only for an action flick, but for a sequel — Chapter 2 has notched some of the best reviews of Reeves’ career, as the film currently sits at 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 74 percent on Meteoritic. 5. On a budget of $80 million, the family film’s bar for success is lower than similar releases from Disney, Pixar, and Fox, though, if The LEGO Movie‘s grosses are any indication, the film should easily clear that number over its first few days in wide release. Neither a traditional sequel (it’s a spin-off of Warner Bros. Its run thus far has been impressive, however; across 19 days in theaters, it only left the top spot once, when the horror sequel Rings’ squeezed out a narrow victory last Friday. Industry forecasts suggest the sequel is tracking for a gross well below its forerunner, but there’s a logical explanation; Fifty Shades of Grey opened atop a four-day weekend against a single wide competitor (Kingsman: The Secret Service), whereas Darker debuts over a traditional three-day period against two other high-profile releases. John Wick: Chapter 2 – $18.5 million
The original John Wick became a contemporary cult classic at a breakneck pace, grossing a healthy $14.4 million over its opening weekend in 2014 — star Keanu Reeves’ best debut since his sci-fi venture The Day the Earth Stood Still bowed to $30 million back in 2008. The LEGO Batman Movie – $70 million
The LEGO Batman Movie finds itself in an interesting situation as it prepares to launch at over 4,000 locations this weekend. Still, Darker will attract a core group of female moviegoers and fans of the E.L. Animation’s LEGO Movie, which posted an impressive $69 million in ticket sales over its opening weekend in 2014) nor a continuation of the current live-action Batman narrative, the film’s inherently quirky premise lends itself well to cross-demographic appeal without being chained to the expectations of a specific, preestablished audience. Here’s what the Feb. With so many new titles gunning for audience attention over a crowded weekend, expect Split to fall around 50 percent for a fourth-frame finish between $7 million and $8 million. Outside the top five, Amma Asante’s timely, racially charged drama A United Kingdom should pull in decent numbers from four locations through Sunday. 1.
Marcia Gay Harden knows there’s one scene between two ladies that fans of the Fifty Shades books will be eagerly anticipating in the trilogy’s newest film, Fifty Shades Darker. “I thought, ‘How dare you,’ but she’s a very smart actress.”
See more of Harden’s interview with Entertainment Weekly: The Show above, and watch this full episode, available now, on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). “It happens very quickly, as it does in the book. But it’s what Basinger did next that surprised Harden. “It’s too short, in my opinion, it should’ve been longer,” she said of the fight in the latest episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS, and Android devices. “Kim does this thing where she takes her little hankie and she drops it on the floor before she leaves, as if to soil my home before she leaves,” Harden explained. Show Full Article It’s very true to what happens in the book, and Grace hears what she doesn’t want to hear, and understands what she doesn’t want to understand, that Kim had been sleeping with her son.”
What comes next will be familiar for fans of the books: Harden’s character yells at Basinger, demanding she leave her house, and when she doesn’t, Harden delivers a slap. Unfortunately, the catfight between her character, Christian Grey’s mother Grace, and Kim Basinger’s character, Christian’s former lover Elena, may not last as long as fans had hoped.
Comedian Nick Thune has some words of wisdom on how to be a good guy, some of which may only apply to those lacking sarcasm. “Moisturizing is actually the first thing you can do to start to be a better person, and then after that, I would say stop going to drug dealers and start lying to doctors.”
The special, which is now streaming on NBC’s Seeso service, covers the lessons the comedian has learned over the years, from his hard-working days as a waiter to becoming a father, with some of the best advice coming from his manly influences. Some more advice from his family: “My grandfather always said, ‘Nick, you open a door and you hold it for a lady,’ and I just remember thinking, ‘God, grandpa you are a misogynistic a—hole.’”
But the main Thune wants fans to take away: “If you wanna be a good guy watch my f—ing special,” which is available now on Seeso and iTunes. “Obviously moisturize; a lot of people don’t know that,” Thune said. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. Show Full Article During an episode of EW: The Show, part of the People/Entertainment Weekly network, Thune gave an intimate look into his comedy special Nick Thune: Good Guy and offered some tips on how to properly conduct oneself as a man (or woman) of means. Also, my dad was a notorious bad person.”
For more on this week’s cover story, watch EW The Show, available now here, on the new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). “If you’re not five minutes early then you’re late, that’s what my dad always said.
2. 1. Frizzle, the beloved teacher who took her class (and viewers) on adventure-filled field trips for four seasons. Frizzle, the Bus, and the students shrink down to explore their classmate Ralphie’s immune system when he falls sick. Frizzle, and Murph to team up and put it back together — in song, of course. But with The Magic School Bus Rides Again still a ways off from making its small screen premiere, EW decided to look back at the PBS animated show — which ran from 1994 to 1997 — and highlight its most memorable episodes. Frizzle’s cousin Murph, takes the cake. “Going Batty”
Ms. Frizzle’s field trips are like (thus proving Arnold’s cousin Janet wrong), but it also technically sees Arnold die, as the young boy takes off his spacesuit helmet to make a point. 4. “The Busasaurus”
The Magic School Bus isn’t just capable of traversing space, but it can also leap back in time, like in this episode that features Ms. And while the “Jolene” singer is plenty memorable on her own, the episode is also notable in that the School Bus actually falls apart (or “un-recycles” itself), leading the class, Ms. “Inside Ralphie”
Ask any fan — or even casual viewer — of the series, and they’ll remember watching this particular episode, which saw Ms. “Gets Lost In Space”
Not only does this episode, the show’s pilot, introduce viewers to what Ms. The Magic School Bus is the latest childhood favorite to make a comeback, with Kate McKinnon hopping behind the wheel of Netflix’s newest children’s show to voice Ms. Also, the kids turn into bats themselves, allowing them to learn about the subject from firsthand experience. 3. 5. Frizzle and the class going back in history in order to learn more about dinosaurs… while also experiencing their own version of Jurassic Park. Once inside, the kids get an up-close look at how white blood cells defend the body from infection. Show Full Article “Family Holiday Special”
The Magic School Bus had its fair share of impressive guest stars, but this holiday-themed episode, which featured Dolly Parton playing the role of Ms. Frizzle is a mysterious figure, so it’s not too much of a shocker that Ralphie might wrongly assume that their teacher is a vampire who might be turning their parents into bloodsuckers too.
“Flint up the road will need you. They’re going to need all the help they can get. That hustle will create your path for you and be a testament to the light you have to share. “Rapping’s been your job since before it was your job, before you were out of high school, before you faced the decisions that would change everything. Show Full Article Give these people a hero to look up to — a black one at that — one that the whole city can be proud of.”
Head over to Mic for Sean’s full letter. The high won’t last.”
Along with explaining the importance of connecting with family and friends, Sean details his challenges with race in America and discusses the necessity of social activism. “There is more to your life than your future,” Sean writes. Now, the 28-year-old rapper has shared a letter to his younger self to go with the deeply personal project. Detroit rapper Big Sean released his fourth studio album, I Decided, last week. But it will leave you with a lot more to work on.”
But as the rapper emphasizes, success entails more than his musical career: “Being present takes as much effort and talent as killing a verse, or writing a song. … At 28, this is what you’re working on now. “One day your city will need you,” he writes.
The Grammys will air live on CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Feb. P.T. Carpool Karaoke, will take the stage as this year’s host. E.T./5 p.m. Show Full Article James Corden, aka Mr. The 59th annual Grammy Awards are fast approaching, but before you sit down to watch your favorite artists battle it out on the main stage, Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE are giving you an exclusive look at everything that goes down on the red carpet, from behind-the-scenes videos with the attendees to commentary on outrageous looks from the evening. 12 at 8 p.m. To keep track of which artists win what, check out the full list of nominees and download or print out EW’s official Grammys ballot here. Hosted by Jeremy Parson and Andrea Boehke from PEOPLE Now, PEOPLE & EW Red Carpet Live will include interviews with Grammy nominees, panel discussions about the biggest categories and tightest races, and, of course, critiques about Grammys fashion over the years and the best and worst looks on the red carpet. The Grammys air Sunday night on CBS.
Redford will play Sam, “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.”
The drama will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Fox and director Bryan Singer’s big Marvel drama pilot has found its first mutant. Other characters I’m inventing but everything is invented with a nod to the existing mythology.”
Show Full Article Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. “There is a certain amount of those characters that I can use and I’m using some of those. Singer, who directed four X-Men films, is on board to direct and executive produce the pilot. Officially the show is not being called an X-Men series, but showrunner Matt Nix has previously told reporters that it will indeed take place in the same universe as the films. The untitled project has cast Blair Redford (Switched at Birth, Satisfaction), EW has learned exclusively. “It’s sort of designed to side-step questions like, ‘Where is Wolverine?’” Nix teased.
Demented, Blade, Somewhere, and the Britney Spears music video for “Everytime.”
“David Lester Pell… had asked me to do ‘Everytime’ with Britney, and I said, ‘Well, I want to hear the song. “What’s special about this film to me is the way we made it,” Dorff explained. Like any versatile actor, Stephen Dorff has played quite the mix of characters over his career, which spans more than 30 years. 1 spot, and Dorff joked he nailed the Liverpool accent so well, people thought he was actually English. From playing Britney Spears’ boyfriend to Andy Warhol, Dorff sat down with Entertainment Weekly: The Show to break down his seven favorite roles. And then we took what we had and we filled in the blanks and created some few scenes, set a few things up, and ultimately, got a movie out of it.”
Watch this full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now, on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). “Then I heard the song and I actually liked it, and I thought, ‘Wow,’ and I think she wrote the song, too, which was kind of cool.”
Rounding out his top 7 is his latest role as a troubled country musician in Wheeler. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS, and Android devices. I don’t want to be on the back of a motorcycle,’” Dorff recalled. Other choice roles include turns in I Shot Andy Warhol, Cecil B. “I went under some prosthetic makeup and we dropped in to Nashville and wanted to see if we could make people believe this guy was real… Ultimately I wanted to improv with them without knowing that there was any kind of a Hollywood piece to this. Backbeat, the 1994 Beatles movie in which Dorff played Stu Sutcliffe, took the No. Show Full Article
12, at 8 p.m. And then the next day, also was the worst greatest day because I wanted to like punch someone,” she adds with a laugh. “I went [to the doctor] the next day, and they apologized for mixing up results. “When I won, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is God, he’s like giving me one cool thing before something horrible happens.’ Nobody knew because obviously I didn’t want to talk about it,” she added. It was such a crap thing that happened because that whole moment got taken away.”
Sunday, at the 59th Grammy Awards, Clarkson is up for another award for the emotional live American Idol version of her ballad “Piece by Piece.” In the Best Pop Vocal Performance category, she’s nominated alongside Adele (“Hello”), Beyoncé (“Hold Up”), Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”) and Ariana Grande (“Dangerous Woman”). I was like, ‘Wow, I’m so young’ and was completely freaking out,” Clarkson recalls of braving Music’s Biggest Night as she struggled internally with her grim diagnosis. If I win or if I don’t win, I kinda still feel like a winner. Show Full Article This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. I think you win when you’re put in the same category as people you think are super-talented … I’ve won a few Grammys — I feel fulfilled. But hey, I didn’t have cancer … You’d think it would have been the greatest night ever for an artist. It was kind of the worst greatest day. “I was told that morning that I had cancerous results for something,” the singer says of the 2006 Grammy Awards on this week’s episode of Billboard‘s Pop Shop podcast. That year, the American Idol alum, now 34, was nominated for — and won — the Best Pop Vocal album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance honors for her hit album Breakaway and smash single “Since U Been Gone.”
“I go the whole day, and I like completely cried; they had to redo my make up like four times. You completely ruined my entire…’ You know, first time for an artist, as a kid watching the Grammys, that’s a big dream. But the day after the ’06 Grammys — which she calls “the worst-greatest day” — Clarkson received some good news. “I was like, ‘Who mixes up results?’ And why wouldn’t we test again?”
While Clarkson is grateful she wasn’t sick, she regrets not being able to relish her triumphant night, where she also sang her hit “Because of You.”
“It was very much a rollercoaster ride that day for me,” she says. That sounds like a Hallmark answer, but it’s true.”
The 59th Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb. It was this joke … like, ‘I keep winning.’ You think, ‘How did I beat Bonnie Raitt and a Beatle?’ I was like, ‘I’m totally gonna die. I was like, ‘Are you for real?! Kelly Clarkson was emotional the night she won her first Grammys — but it wasn’t because her dreams had come true. “It was kind of unfortunate — a lot of the moments got stolen from that mishap. I don’t remember anything but being terrified. It was so weird. “[It’s] always nice to be in the same category as Adele and Beyoncé,” Clarkson quipped on the Billboard podcast, later adding: “I’m against Adele and Beyoncé, so I don’t foresee me winning … Those are all fantastic performers and artists, so I think that’s my favorite part. ET on CBS. This is my last hurrah, or something.’ I was so dramatic about it because I was twenty-something and scared.