‘Captain Marvel’ screenwriter talks writing Marvel’s first female-led movie

She’s an incredibly strong and wonderful hero, but all the Marvel characters are.”
And if you have gripes with Larson’s casting, since the 27-year-old Oscar winner will be playing   a successful member of the Air Force, Perlman isn’t too concerned about it. Nicole Perlman is busy crafting the script for the film, which stars Brie Larson as the superhumanly strong Carol Danvers, and she addressed the responsibility of writing Marvel’s first female-led movie in a recent interview. Captain Marvel is all Larson. “I don’t think the age is going to be an issue. Also, obviously by the time the film comes out and by the time they finish shooting, Brie will be a lot older than when she was announced.”
Captain Marvel will be released on March 8, 2019. “I had to consult with the Air Force yesterday and I brought up the age issue and they said that it was not out of the realm of possibility, that somebody could be very accomplished in the Air Force between the age of 28-34 and that you could go very far within that time,” she said. Black Widow may never   get her own movie, but The   Avengers will be less of a boy’s club when Captain Marvel arrives. Feige later teased, “When   she’s introduced [in the films], she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had.”
Perlman explained of the process, “Since Marvel has done so many movies already, you really have to go out of your way to make sure her story is fresh and doesn’t borrow too heavily from the other films. To be fair, Evangeline Lilly will technically be the first woman to headline a   release from the MCU, but she shares the Ant-Man and The Wasp title   with Paul Rudd. The results give her superhuman strength, flight, durability, and concussive force blasts from her hands. “I think that making sure that Captain Marvel is not somebody who is a hero in spite   of her femininity is really important,” Perlman said on   The Great Big Beautiful Podcast. Show Full Article “She’s a very strong character and her being a woman is part of that strength.”
She added, “There are things you wouldn’t think twice about Iron Man but you might think twice about for Captain Marvel.”
Many characters in the comics have used the named Captain Marvel, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed Larson to play Carol Danvers, a member of the Air Force whose DNA is spliced together with that from the alien Kree race.

‘Tonight Show’: Ariana Grande, Emma Stone are most-watched YouTube videos

“Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone” (78,182,222 views)

3. “Wheel of Musical Impressions with Christina Aguilera” (70,081,923 views)

4. More than most other shows in the late-night game, Fallon is a more   viral-friendly host who relies heavily on games and spectacles that get a lot of clicks and shares, such as   Lip Sync Battle, Box of Lies, and giant   beer pong. 1. “Wheel of Musical Impressions with Ariana Grande” (82,069,569 views)

2. Show Full Article In honor of Jimmy Fallon’s Internet   milestone — The Tonight Show surpassed 13 million subscribers on   YouTube   — the video platform compiled the channel’s five highest-viewed clips, and music-related one take the top four spots. “Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious’ ‘Alphabet Aerobics’” (69,401,804 views)

5. Ariana Grande’s appearance in September of 2015 is the highest-viewed video from The Tonight Show   with more than 82 million views, thanks to the pop singer’s spot-on musical impressions. Emma Stone comes in second place with her epic lip sync to DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win,” followed by Christina Aguilera’s musical impressions, a rap from Daniel Radcliffe, and Fallon’s roller coaster ride with Kevin Hart. “Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster” (63,216,512 views)

Compared to other recurring late-night talk shows,   The Late Late Show with James Corden has 9.6 million YouTube subscribers, Jimmy Kimmel Live has 8.9 million, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has 2.1 million, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has 1.7 million, and Late Night with Seth Meyers has more than 1 million. Watch them all below. Then there are the weekly late-night shows: Last Week Tonight   has 4.5 million, Real Time with Bill Maher has just under 934k, and   Full Frontal with Samantha Bee   has 593k.

Celebs react to J.K. Rowling, Piers Morgan Twitter feud

See the tweets below. "Celebrity toady" may be my new favourite insult. — Jojo Moyes (@jojomoyes) February 11, 2017


Show Full Article Piers Morgan
It's like having to choose between donuts & the flu. @jk_rowling https://t.co/TIPg8POLQ6
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 11, 2017

I didn't know I could love @jk_rowling more than I already did thanks to Hermione (& Harry too). Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt took to the author’s defense, starting his own feud with Morgan, calling him a “palace corgi” for defending the President’s recent immigration stance. https://t.co/wil1qhGIka
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 11, 2017

No, it's because you lack imagination, and small children instinctively fear you. Rowling for the win, ladies and gentlemen. Whew! The online battle began after Rowling retweeted a clip of Morgan on Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, where Australian comedian Jim Jefferies told Morgan to “f— off” for insisting President Trump’s immigration ban was not aimed at Muslims. — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 11, 2017

Delicious!! https://t.co/xORi9K5T4t
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) February 11, 2017

Sometimes there's a feud & it's very hard to pick sides. Rowling and Morgan have since taken shots back and forth over the issue, and several celebrities have gotten in on the action. — Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) February 11, 2017

Public service announcement: @jk_rowling currently making mincemeat of Piers Morgan. @jk_rowling vs. Ava DuVernay, George Takei, Chelsea Clinton, Don Cheadle, Jojo Moyes, and Kumail Nanjiani have also weighed in. Then there's @jk_rowling vs Piers Morgan. J.K. A   Saturday morning Twitter feud between J.K Rowling and Piers Morgan cast a spell on social media, and the Harry Potter author is taking on some famous allies. — Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) February 11, 2017. But I've found in the last 3 weeks I could!

Michael Douglas confirms he’s in ‘Ant-Man’ sequel

Dr. Hank Pym   is already grooming his goatee. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel will be releasing   three films annually — which means Ant-Man and The Wasp production will likely overlap with others. Show Full Article “Getting ready to play Dr. The film, directed by Peyton Reed, will open in theaters on July 6, 2018, a year that will also see premieres for   Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, both currently filming   at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta. Michael Douglas confirmed his return for the Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, with a Facebook post on Friday. “Need to start growing the goatee now.”

Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van   Dyne are also returning for   Ant-Man and The Wasp, marking the first time a woman will headline a Marvel Studios film ahead of Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. “Hopefully, I won’t have to carry quite as much expositional dialogue as the first one, but I had a wonderful time doing it.”
Douglas has now made   his return official, while pinpointing a summer start of production. Pym   finally gives Hope her own Wasp superhero suit, prompting the apt response, “It’s about damn time.”
Beginning this year with Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. Pym again in Ant-Man 2 shooting in July,” he wrote. In an Ant-Man post-credits scene, Dr. “They want to negotiate for a sequel and I thought, ‘That’s great!’” he explained. The actor   previously said, “I welcome it,” when asked about a potential return.

Katy Perry’s ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ breaks Spotify streaming record

As announced by Spotify on Saturday, the pop singer’s latest single broke   a record for the music service with   3,062,293 streams   after dropping early Friday morning. The success could have something to do with Spotify’s promotional blitz for the singer. ⛓For your freaking weekend⛓❗#ChainedToTheRhythm https://t.co/37LR3xIQwL pic.twitter.com/mnmKDMb6GT
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 11, 2017

Watch the lyric video above. Martin Kirkup   from   Direct Management Group, which represents Perry, told Bloomberg,   “They were the ones who said, ‘We want to make this a big part of what we’re doing, we want to give you every level of support.’   We didn’t ask for a billboard. This sets a new bar for Spotify for being the   highest first-day streaming   for a   single track by a female artist. Add “Chained to the Rhythm” to Katy Perry’s long list of hits. We didn’t have an artist marketing team before, and we have that now.”
In addition, Perry tantalized fans with a disco ball scavenger hunt over social media. The song released across Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, SoundCloud, Tidal, and more. They offered it.”
Spotify’s chief content officer   Stefan Blom also said, “We’ve done a lot of thinking about how to position ourselves and be a better partner to the artist. Show Full Article 💙NEW CLUE: FEB 10💙 pic.twitter.com/0xYMampAju
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 7, 2017

Why are we all so chained… #FRIDAYTHE10TH pic.twitter.com/DOo6zpe4dQ
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 7, 2017

PLOT TWIST: pic.twitter.com/mMXz7l0flA
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 8, 2017

Perry teamed up with longtime collaborator Max Martin on “Chained to the Rhythm,” which was co-written by Sia and features a verse from Bob Marley’s grandson   Skip Marley.

Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks honor Tom Petty with electric MusiCares charity concert

Earlier, he ribbed the president’s knack for inflating facts by claiming Trump would likely claim to have won several Grammys himself. Grammys weekend kicked off with a bang Friday at the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year Concert. Ed Helms served as the night’s emcee and the actor lightened the mood with pointed political jokes — along with a few bombs. Moments before, Petty remarked about his wild musical ride and recalled some sage advice he had received from Johnny Cash in a letter. I’m gonna keep riding that river.”
The MusiCares Foundation, which provides financial and medical support for ailing members of the music industry, also had a reason to celebrate. They put Elvis in the Army and Chuck Berry in jail and things calmed down for a few years but it was too late. Are you out there?” Jones asked. The Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, the Bangles, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, George Strait, ELO’s Jeff Lynne, Randy Newman, and more came out to celebrate Petty’s indelible catalog of music — and his charitable contributions — with a nearly three-hour all-star salute. “[It said] you’re a good man to ride the river with. The music reached England…and I joined the conspiracy to put black popular music on the white radio.”
After thanking his peers and a newer generation of artists like Cage the Elephant and the Head and the Heart, who also performed that night, Petty strapped on a guitar to perform some of his quintessential tunes — and he was backed by surprise guests including the Bangles, Stevie Nicks, and ELO’s Jeff Lynne, who was also a member of Petty’s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. The gala, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, honored Tom Petty — and the Grammy-winning rock icon was toasted by a top shelf of his friends and peers. Show Full Article And that’s all I wanna be — a good man to ride the river with. “I love you, Tom Petty — where are you? “It empowered the youth of America and the government got really nervous,” he said, referring to rock and roll’s rise in the 1950s. After all, it’s hard to work a change on bulletproof FM classics that are perfect to begin with. The singer-songwriter set up in the middle of the room on a rotating dais to perform Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1979 hit “Refugee” — a fitting selection given the controversy surrounding Trump’s travel ban — which Newman turned from an amped-up rocker into a ruminative ballad. But naturally, it was the music that took center stage throughout the star-studded dinner, which counted the Beatles’ Ringo Starr and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as guests. But towards the end of the night, he came out to receive a trophy from NARAS president Neil Portnow and gave a touching, somewhat politicized speech about rock and roll’s place in American culture. The tribute concert started with a performance by Grammy-winning icon Randy Newman. For the most part, the performers stayed true to Petty’s original arrangements. “Especially Republicans. “I would do a Donald Trump joke about Russia but there’s literally nothing funny about Donald Trump and Russia,” he said at one point, while introducing the Russian singer-songwriter Regina Spektor. While recalling how the music had originated with African-Americans before becoming popularized by the white radio DJ Alan Freed, he commented about how rock still has the ability to change the world — and question authority. Portnow shared with the audience that this year’s auction and dinner broke all previous records with $8.5 million dollars raised. That set — featuring hits like “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and “Running Down a Dream” along with deeper cuts like “Insider,” which he had originally penned for Nicks — led the crowd to abandon their gilded dinner tables and flood towards the stage. George Strait ignited the house with a twangy take on Petty’s “You Wreck Me.” Norah Jones added subtle countrified flair to “Time to Move On” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” And the Foo Fighters, along with guitarist Gary Clark Jr., ignited the room with a raucous cover of his 1985 tune “Breakdown.”
Throughout the concert, Petty remained elusive; he mostly observed from backstage.

Dave Bautista joins Jodie Foster in thriller ‘Hotel Artemis’

The Guardians of the Galaxy and Bladerunner 2049 star is sticking with sci-fi — albeit light sci-fi. Pearce wrote Iron Man 3 and the adjoining One Shot short film “All Hail the King,” and he’s been announced as the screenwriter behind the Hulu original series The Runaways. Bautista is a force to be reckoned with — a powerful presence who’s equal parts strength and soulfulness,” Pearce said in a statement. The actor, who also featured in the James Bond film Spectre, was recently spotted in the thriller   Bushwick at the Sundance Film Festival and can be seen opposite Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in   Denis Villeneuve’s Bladerunner sequel. In the film, which Pearce also wrote, Foster plays a nurse in the near future who runs   an underground hospital for sinister criminals in Los Angeles. “I’m a true fan, and it’s a privilege to have him in the world of Hotel Artemis.”
Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Simon Cornwell, and Stephen Cornwell   will produce. Bautista introduced the MCU to Drax the Destroyer, a role he’ll reprise in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. Dave Bautista is teaming up with Jodie Foster for Hotel Artemis, the directorial debut of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation scribe Drew Pearce. Show Full Article 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. “Mr. Both Pearce and Bautista have been involved with Marvel Studios, but haven’t yet had the chance to work together. She soon discovers one of her charges   has a hidden agenda: to assassinate another patient.

Common shows off his rap skills with ‘Tonight Show’ Wheel of Freestyle

“Comm says right now I’m like a sinner / Mix me up y’all / You can put me in a blender.”
Even with the tricky “snowplow,” the rapper gets creative, pronouncing the word a tad different to rhyme with “flow” and “Chicago.” “I gotta run with a different type of style, a different type of flow / I’m from Chicago, yo I got the snowplow.”
Before long he also fits in the formal name, giving a nod to Keanu Reeves and his most iconic performance. The actor and rapper joined the late night host for the game in which a random word generator spits out three words for the contestant to work into a freestyle rap. “You all know Keanu from what: The Matrix?”
Watch the entire clip below to see him take on a new set of words in round two. ET on NBC. With QuestLove providing a beat, Common provides a full rap, taking on each word one at a time. Show Full Article The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon   airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. It’s not uncommon for Jimmy Fallon’s   Tonight Show guests to engage in fun games and segments. Despite the first round holding the tricky combo of “blender,” “snowplow,” and “Keanu,” Common doesn’t hesitate to throw his skills on the stage. Friday night, Common took on a, well, not as common one: Wheel of Freestyle.

‘Moonlight,’ Beyoncé among early NAACP Image Award winners

O.J. Simpson topped the television categories with three wins each, while   Beyoncé earned five — including Female Artist, Music Video (“Formation”), Album (Lemonade), and Song (“Freedom”). Vance – The People v. Martin – NewsOne Now with Roland S. Simpson: American Crime Story   – The Race Card (FX)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television):   Rick Famuyiwa – Confirmation   (HBO)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film):   Barry Jenkins – Moonlight   (A24)
Animated or Computer Generated Image (CGI) category
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film):   Idris Elba – The Jungle Book   (Walt Disney Studios)

Show Full Article Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
Outstanding Jazz Album:   Latin American Songbook   – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): One Way   – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
Outstanding Music Video:   “Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)
Outstanding Song – Traditional:   “I See A Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia Records)
Outstanding Album:   Lemonade   – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ParkwoodEntertainment)
Outstanding Song – Contemporary:   “Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Moonlight earned four wins: Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Independent Motion Picture, Writing, and Directing (Barry Jenkins). W. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special:   Regina King – American Crime (ABC)
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special):   BET Love and Happiness White House Special   (BET)
Outstanding Talk Series: Steve Harvey (Syndicated)
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: Iyanla: Fix My Life   (OWN)
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): 2016 Black Girls Rock   (BET)
Outstanding Children’s Program: An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win   (Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series):   Marsai Martin – Black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble:   Roland S. Simpson: American Crime Story   (FX)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special:   Courtney B. Television categories
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:   Laurence Fishburne – Black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:   Tichina Arnold – Survivor’s Remorse   (Starz)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:   Jussie Smollett – Empire   (FOX)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:   Naturi Naughton – Power   (Starz)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Black-ish are among the winners already announced from   the NAACP Image Awards ahead of the televised ceremony on Saturday. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who became the first woman of color to make   a $100 million movie   with Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, also won for both her Netflix prison reform documentary, 13th, and her television series, Queen Sugar, which flaunts an all-female roster of directors. O.J. O.J. Norton & Company)
Outstanding Literary Work – Children: Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas   – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman   (Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens: As Brave As You   – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))
Motion Picture categories
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:   Mahershala Ali – Moonlight   (A24)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:   Viola Davis – Fences   (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture:   Moonlight   (A24)
Documentary categories
Outstanding Documentary – (Film):   13TH   (Netflix)
Outstanding Documentary – (Television):   Roots: A New Vision   (History)
Writing categories
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series:   Kenya Barris – Black-ish – Hope (ABC)
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series:   Ava DuVernay – Queen Sugar   – First Things First (OWN)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television):   Charles Murray – Roots   – Night 3 (History)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film):   Barry Jenkins – Moonlight   (A24)
Directing categories
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series:   Donald Glover – Atlanta   – Value (FX)
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series:   John Singleton – The People v. The remaining nine categories, including Entertainer of the Year, will be announced during the two-hour telecast on TV One beginning at 9 p.m. Moonlight,   Beyoncé’s Lemonade, The People v. See the non-televised category winners below. McFadden (AkashicBooks)
Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction: Hidden Figures   – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollinsPublishers/William Morrow)
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood   –Trevor Noah (Random House)
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography: Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood   –Trevor Noah (Random House)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional:   The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage   – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business/The Crown Publishing Group)
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry: Collected Poems: 1974-2004   – Rita Dove (W. ABC’s Black-ish and FX’s The People v. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
Literature categories
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction: The Book of Harlan   – Bernice L. Martin   (TV One)
Recording categories
Outstanding New Artist:   Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Outstanding Male Artist:   Maxwell (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Female Artist:   Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration:   “Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. During a gala dinner held at the Pasadena Conference Center on Friday, the honorees of 47 non-televised categories   across film, television, music, and literature were revealed. O.J. ET Saturday night.

Steve Bannon reads Donald Trump a bedtime story in Colbert cartoon

“Yes, they think you’re a big powerful man who will bring an end to their way of life and all life on Earth.”
“Am I really that powerful?” asks Cartoon Trump. “Oh, Donnie, they’re just afraid of you,” replies Cartoon Bannon. As Cartoon Bannon goes to leave the bedroom, Cartoon Trump gets emotional. Stephen Colbert tweaked the notion that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the real power behind President Donald Trump and his administration with a brief cartoon on Friday night’s episode of The Late Show. Show Full Article “Bannie? “And that’s how the Democrats raised millions of Mexicans from the dead to vote against you,” Cartoon Bannon reads. “I love that one Bannie, I’m glad I have you as a friend,” Cartoon Trump replies. It’s just, why don’t the celebrities like me?” he says through tears. In the short, a cartoon version of Bannon is shown reading an animated Trump a bedtime story. “Of course I am,” says Cartoon Bannon.

LEGO Colbert interviews LEGO Batman on ‘The Late Show’

“I learned from Cloon-dog how to do pranks on set, and I was always putting cans of tuna in peoples’ dressing rooms and turning the heat on high, and it would really stink the join up.”
“It was lovely having you on, Batman,” LEGO Colbert later joked. Arnett, who voices the Dark Knight in this weekend’s The   LEGO Batman Movie, reprised the character again in voicing a LEGO Batman figure standing on Colbert’s desk. It was joined by a LEGO in the likeness of the fearless late-night host, and the two had a brief chat about on-set pranks and Arnett’s   “cuckoo handsome” looks. “I usually make out with my guests.”
Watch the subsequent LEGO make-out session and the full LEGO interview in the clip above. Stephen Colbert brought both Will Arnett and LEGO Batman himself on The Late Show Friday night for an interview between minifigures. “I’m always doing stuff,” LEGO Batman said. Show Full Article

Patton Oswalt to Piers Morgan: ‘You’re a palace Corgi’

Says the frightened millionaire who'd call the cops if said deplorables got within 300 yards of his gated estate. — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 11, 2017

Show Full Article The trouble for Morgan started on Friday night’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, where Australian comedian Jim Jefferies told Morgan to “f— off” for defending President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order against seven majority Muslim countries as not a “Muslim ban.” As the video from Bill Maher’s HBO show went viral, Rowling mocked Morgan as, among other things, a “celebrity toady” for his defense of the president. Just elitist, entitled, bulls**t. (Morgan won Trump’s former reality show, The Celebrity Apprentice.) During their back-and-forth — the full breakdown can be seen here — Morgan tweeted, “If it falls to me to stand up for the global basket of deplorables, then so be it.”
In response to that statement, Oswalt weighed in: “Says the frightened millionaire who’d call the cops if said deplorables got within 300 yards of his gated estate.”
It didn’t take very long for Morgan to respond: “I don’t happen to think that anyone who voted Trump is deplorable. https://t.co/KIwgxNJonW
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 11, 2017

The Palace corgis are magnificent animals so pipe down, you insufferable berk. Spare me the working class hero sh–. That’s when Oswalt called Morgan a “palace Corgi.”
“The Palace corgis are magnificent animals so pipe down, you insufferable berk,” Morgan wrote back in defense of himself. The fact you do is why Hillary lost. You're a palace Corgi. There's 3 more mean Tweets about you in my Drafts folder. https://t.co/pJ5rVz7dcc
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 11, 2017

I don't happen to think that anyone who voted Trump is deplorable.The fact you do is why Hillary lost. Fresh off a Twitter battle with J.K. Hillary lost because she was a terrible candidate. Spare me the working class hero shit. “Hillary lost because she was a terrible candidate.”
Read their exchange below. https://t.co/HLnfO7Lobi
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017

If Hillary won you'd be clinging to her pantsuit like a lemur. Tap my phone & you can read 'em. “If Hillary won you’d be clinging to her pantsuit like a lemur. Rowling, commentator Piers Morgan found himself engaged in a social media fight with comedian and actor Patton Oswalt. https://t.co/sI6xcAENcr
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017

"The Toadie in MAD MAX 2 was a dynamic public speaker who didn't deserve to have his fingers cruelly sliced off." https://t.co/SB3iU58s41
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 11, 2017

Hey @piersmorgan, I gotta go make brekky. Just elitist, entitled, bullsh–,” he wrote. You’re a palace Corgi,” Oswalt wrote in one of his tweets directed at Morgan.

Brad of ‘Survivor: Game Changers’ says Culpepper family bragging rights are at stake

But make no mistake, I need to get as far as Monica made, at least, in order to do that. Water season, his wife Monica made it all the way to the end. I would have hated to be introduced as like Russell coming back from the season before.… A little bit apprehensive, especially when he said, ‘Oh, these two, just like Russell.’ I was like ‘Oh, if they’re anything like Russell, we need to get rid of them fast.”
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What do you think people think of you, Brad? I can be, but I think I’m a lot more than that. (Also make sure to follow @thedaltonross on Instagram to see exclusive on-location photos, including one of Brad casting his pre-game vote for whom he’d like to vote off first.)
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: People would accuse you of having an ego, but how do you manage the other egos out here? Because in my alliance on Blood vs. If I were able to do that, then you’d have to put down the Culpepper name with the Boston Rob, Amber names as Survivor family big time players. Brad takes pride in the fact that while his torch may have been snuffed early during that Blood vs. How you deal with the players you don’t know from last season? There’s only one spot better than where she got. The perception of me that I think I’m going to have to battle is potentially that I’m just a man’s man, a guy’s guy. The season I played in Blood vs. Water we had a guy alliance, there may be a perception I’m just a bro-down type of guy. There’s a lot at stake here. They are. When Jeff introduced them to us —   both of them, Zeke and Michaela —   he mentioned Russell’s name with them and I didn’t like that. Watch the video above and read the Q&A below to see what Brad has to say about all of that and more. She said wake up every single morning and imagine that you are going home that day   because you are unless you do something about it. So for whatever reason —   I have no regrets, it went awesome, Monica did great and I wouldn’t change a thing — I was not able to play Survivor as it’s been played. I’m happy to go to the end with them. That’s not the way that I want to portray myself and I really don’t plan on doing that. If I’m normally a 10 personality, I’m going to try to rein it down to at least a 5 or 6 until I need to bring it back to a 10 towards later. I say that because unfortunately I had to play with somebody on another tribe, who I cared for her Survivor life more than I did my own. We asked big bad Brad about Culpepper family bragging rights, what sort of advice his finalist wife gave him before he left, and what he believes other players out there think of him. It’s a very selfish game. I think in order for me to win, there are a lot of bro-down guys I do not want to go to the end with. Water was unlike any other season they’ve had. BRAD CULPEPPER: Well, clearly they’re all going to be intimidated by me because I almost made the jury. Monica’s been on Survivor, I don’t know 55, 60 days? But I think with so many people trying to be Geppetto of this game, I’m happy to let them assume I’m Pinocchio for as long as I need to until I don’t need to be that anymore. It could be Cirie and Sandra. Show Full Article What advice did she give you? This is your second time out, so are Culpepper house bragging rights at stake here? I’d rather go to the end with Sandra or somebody who’s won. Most people, but not him. Your wife made it all the way to the end on her second time out. For more Survivor scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Your wife made it all 39 days. “F— you, Brad Culpepper!” That quote —   courtesy of Marissa Peterson —is what most people remember about the former football player’s first go-round on Survivor. Now he wants it to be his turn, and he’ll get his chance when Survivor: Game Changers premieres March 8 on CBS.

J.K. Rowling blasts Trump defender Piers Morgan in Twitter battle

J.K. https://t.co/0U9fVoTjfc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017

.@piersmorgan Would you like a couple of hours to mock up some pictures of refugees carrying explosives to substantiate your position? https://t.co/4XNF4G0nlD
— J.K. During the show, Morgan was shut down by Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, who told Morgan to “f— off” for claiming Trump’s controversial immigration order against seven majority-Muslim countries is not a “Muslim ban.”
“Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to f— off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I’d always imagined,” Rowling wrote on Twitter. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017

Show Full Article That caught the eye of Morgan himself, who quickly engaged in a war of words with the beloved author. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017

The superior, dismissive arrogance of rabid Remain/Clinton supporters like @jk_rowling is, of course, precisely why both campaigns lost. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017

Everything I said was factual. https://t.co/XUJBMs4KKm
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017

Because you had a premonition that one day the author would roar with laughter at seeing you called out for your bullshit on live TV? “This is why I’ve never read a single word of Harry Potter,” Morgan fired back. In response to that tweet, Morgan wrote, “My eldest son’s a Potter addict. https://t.co/4FII8sYmIt
— J.K. Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to fuck off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined. If you think screaming 'FUCK OFF!!!' at me changes that, then you're mistaken. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017

This is why I've never read a single word of Harry Potter. Rowling dragged Piers Morgan via Twitter on Saturday, mocking the commentator as a “celebrity toady” for his defense of President Donald Trump. It all started when the Harry Potter author retweeted video of Morgan’s appearance on Friday night’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. https://t.co/8rkKSqJTnG
— J.K. — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017

The fact-free, amoral, bigotry-apologism of celebrity toady Piers Morgan is, of course, why it's so delicious to see him told to fuck off. To which Rowling replied, “Because you had a premonition that one day the author would roar with laughter at seeing you called out for your bullsh– on live TV?”
The haymakers continued, with Rowling asking Morgan if he wanted to create fake photos “of refugees carrying explosives to substantiate your position?” (Morgan was fired as editor of the Daily Mirror in 2004 for publishing fabricated photos of British soldiers torturing an Iraqi prisoner.) After Morgan wrote that the “superior, dismissive arrogance of rabid Remain/Clinton supporters like [Rowling] is, of course, precisely why both campaigns lost,” the author shot back: “The fact-free, amoral, bigotry-apologism of celebrity toady Piers Morgan is, of course, why it’s so delicious to see him told to f— off.”
To cap off the battle, Rowling later retweeted another Twitter user who had found an entire column Morgan had written in 2015 using Harry Potter references, a contradiction of his earlier tweet stating he had “never read a single word” of Rowling’s signature work. I consider this a serious failure in my parenting skills.”
Check out their back and forth below. https://t.co/sFj0kqIajd
— J.K.

Keanu Reeves teases ‘Bill & Ted 3’ details

“The writers had a story and we’re trying to make it,” Reeves said, explaining the possible film would pick up with the title characters (played by Alex Winter and Reeves) in their 50s. But then someone comes from the future and tells them if they don’t write the song it’s just not the world, it’s the universe. “The thing we had going against us is that word got out,” he said in an interview with Yahoo. Now we’re having to build this thing in public, which is fine. Show Full Article Basically, they’re supposed to write a song to save the world and they haven’t done that yet,” Reeves said. I just feel bad [the fans] have to get dragged through this long, boring, protracted process.”
The original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure was released in 1989; a sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, arrived in 1991. “In one version we’re in jail; in another, we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.”
In 2014, Winter explained that the process of making a third Bill & Ted film was ongoing. During an appearance on this week’s episode of The Graham Norton Show, Keanu Reeves teased plot details for Bill & Ted 3. “We go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future ‘us’ refuses to tell us, and another future ‘us’ blames us for their lives because we didn’t write the song, so they’re living this terrible life,” Reeves said at the time. Excellent. It just takes a long time to put a movie together. “There’s a cool story. “That was kind of a bummer. All the way back in 2012, the John Wick: Chapter 2 star teased a similar plot for the threequel in an interview with GQ. “So the pressure of having to save the world — their marriages are falling apart, their kids are kind of mad at them. So they have to save the universe because time is breaking apart.”
This isn’t the first time Reeves has discussed the film’s plot.

Jim Jefferies blasts Piers Morgan on ‘Real Time’: ‘F— off’

“He said there was a Muslim ban. pic.twitter.com/nQ5lWR3tuT
— Real Time (@RealTimers) February 11, 2017

Full video from Friday’s Real Time will be added when available; watch a clip below. Please enjoy this clip of @jimjefferies going to town on Piers Morgan on Real Time. “Oh, f— off. Hitler didn’t kill the Jews on the first day, he worked up to it, mate.”
Earlier in the show, Morgan claimed Trump’s critics needed to “take a massive gigantic chill pill.” In response to Jefferies attack, Morgan added, “That is the exact ridiculous, hysterical, over-the-top nonsense … it’s ridiculous. If there was…” Morgan said before Jefferies cut him off. That's why we're on @HBO! “You just like that you won The Apprentice and you have a famous friend, mate. Moments later, Jefferies flipped Morgan off. pic.twitter.com/jKc5WgiiLI
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 11, 2017

Show Full Article It’s a f—ing Muslim ban,” Jefferies said. You say, ‘He hasn’t done this, he hasn’t done that, he’s not going to do all these things.’ Give him a f—ing chance, mate. That’s all you f—ing like,” he said. He’s not the new Hitler.”
But Jefferies didn’t back down. This exchange between @jimjefferies and @piersmorgan might be NSFT (Not Safe For Twitter). Australian comedian Jim Jefferies blasted commentator Piers Morgan for his views on President Donald Trump during Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, at one point telling Morgan to “f— off.”
The contentious exchange occurred after Morgan took issue with Trump’s controversial immigration ban being referred to as a “Muslim ban.”
“There is no Muslim ban. It’s a Muslim ban.”
After Morgan accused Jefferies of trafficking in “hysteria,” the comedian fired back: “This is what you do, Piers.

Matt Reeves in talks to take over ‘Batman’ directing duties from Ben Affleck

It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.”
Affleck previously donned the cape and cowl in 2016’s   Batman v. Despite his stepping down as director of   The Batman, he still promises to leave a significant creative stamp on the film as a co-writer   (with Geoff Johns) and   producer. solo   superhero movie starring Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight,   EW has learned. Affleck had been slated   to direct the movie himself but relinquished his behind-the-camera duties   last month   in order to focus on acting. He said in a statement at the time, “There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. Show Full Article Superman: Dawn of Justice and will reprise the role in Justice League in the fall. Reeves’ other directing credits include Let the Right One in and the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news. The filmmaker behind Dawn   of the Planet of the Apes and   Cloverfield   is in early talks to helm Warner Bros’. The Batman appears to have found a new director in Matt Reeves.

Jamie Dornan makes funny sex noises during ‘Fifty Shades’ scenes

According to Dornan, the gender swap behind the camera didn’t change things too much. “My temptation is always just to try to make Dakota laugh,” Dornan said. What’s it like for Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson while filming sex scenes in the   Fifty Shades franchise? On this week’s edition of   The Graham Norton Show, Dornan revealed he spends most of his time in those sequences trying to make Johnson bust up. Fifty Shades Darker is out now. “So sometimes I’ll do things like, when there’s a moment where I’m meant to orgasm, I’ll be like, ‘do-do-do do   do-do.’”

Dornan and Johnson reprised their roles as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively, in Fifty Shades Darker, which brought on director James Foley to replace Fifty Shades of Grey helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson. Show Full Article “Whoever is tasked with directing those kind of scenes… sex scenes are awkward anyway,” Dornan said.

The Guardians of the Galaxy will meet the Avengers in ‘Infinity War’

“We know they’re going to face Thanos. Fans, go ahead and take a breath for a moment. The news came via a behind-the-scenes video feature showing Robert Downey Jr., new webslinger Tom Holland, and Star-Lord (you’ve heard of him, right?) Chris Pratt on their first day at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, standing on a set that looks like a blasted   wasteland (surrounded by a massive green screen.)
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This   will actually be two movies shot back to back, essentially Avengers 3 and 4, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says it’s the culmination of the story they started telling back with 2008’s original Iron Man. Okay, onward. Surprise — he’s not going to use it to make the universe great again. “Tony senses this greater threat approaching, so he is doing everything in his power to keep the Earth safe,” says Joe Russo. Well, tear them apart. Which is why we made Civil War before Infinity War.”
Even without his team, Tony Stark is trying to hold the fort. “How do you do that in a way that’s unexpected, that pits the Avengers against somebody who is more powerful than anybody they’ve ever faced, and yet make them completely unprepared to face them? Show Full Article Iron Man and Captain America are still holding grudges. “The world is vulnerable.”
Stepping up to the plate to take a swing at that world: galactic death-god Thanos (Josh Brolin), who has been trying to amass infinity stones (the gems   that power The Vision, and allow Doctor Strange to bend time, among others) for a gauntlet that will give him dominion over space, time, and all reality. … You good? First up is Infinity War, set for release May 4, 2018, then the as-yet-untitled follow-up on May 3, 2019. “Tony is not talking to Steve… The Avengers are basically a name with nobody in it,” says Christopher Markus, who co-wrote the screenplay with Stephen McFeely. Both movies are being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who made the Captain America films The Winter Soldier and Civil War. Oh, and Spider-Man will be there, too. Good luck with that. The video shows concept art of him standing before a line of Iron Man-like sentinel droids, similar to the ones he deployed (with disastrous results) in Age of Ultron. The Guardians of the Galaxy will battle alongside Iron Man, Captain America, and the rest of “Earth’s mightiest heroes” in Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios announced Friday night. We’ve been setting that up since Avengers 1,” says Feige. Things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are a mess after last year’s clash of heroes in Civil War. For more Marvel news, follow @Breznican. That means, as the concept art above shows, we’ll see Rocket Raccoon blasting away beside Thor the thunder god. Hold on to your mix tapes.

Drake responds to rumors he asked a fan to remove her hijab

The “Hotline Bling” rapper said he was speaking to four women at his O2 show, “one of whom was wearing a jacket and a winter scarf.”
“I made a comment about taking off the scarf because I really enjoy a friendly banter with the fans,” Drake wrote. At my show in the 02 in London I was talking to 4 women one of whom was wearing a jacket and a winter scarf, I made a comment about taking off the scarf because I enjoy friendly banter with the fans. I am well aware of what a hijab is and I would never make a disrespectful comment like that in my life towards someone who is wearing one. “I am well aware of what a hijab is and I would never make a disrespectful comment like that in my life towards someone who is wearing one.”
“I am proud that my closest friends and fans come from all different religions and races,” he continued. I am proud that my closest friends and fans come from all different religions and races, perhaps whoever made up this story should spend more time learning about other cultures and less time trying to divide us. After receiving backlash for allegedly asking a fan to remove her hijab during a concert in London earlier this   week, Drake said in a statement on Friday that it a was “fake media story.”
“I make a point every night to end my shows on tones of unity and love so, to find out that I am being utilized in a fake media story about me disrespecting Muslims is devastating to me,” the statement, released on his Instagram, read. Show Full Article This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. The video has since been deleted. “Perhaps whoever made up this story should spend more time learning about other cultures and less time trying to divide us.”

I make a point every night to end my shows on tones of unity and love so, to find out that I am being utilized in a fake media story about me disrespecting Muslims is devastating to me. A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Feb 10, 2017 at 3:24pm PST

Complex reports a video surfaced of the rapper allegedly telling an audience member, “You   got on that hot ass scarf right there, you might wanna take this off.”
It was not clear if the concertgoer was wearing a hijab.