‘Beauty and the Beast’: Luke Evans on why he wanted to play Gaston

“He’s one of Disney’s best loved and hated villains,” he responded. “I was waiting for the right project to be able to marry my theatre background with my film career. This movie was it!!!”
To find out Evans’ favorite scene from the film, what other Disney character he’d love to play, and more, check out his full Q&A here. Show Full Article “Musical theatre has never left my blood,” he said. Taking part in a special Q&A on EW’s Tumblr, the Fast & Furious alum was asked why he wanted to play Belle’s (Emma Watson) jilted courter. For Evans, portraying Gaston was a unique challenge. No rookie to playing villains, Luke Evans once again took on the role of adversary in the upcoming live-action adaptation of   Beauty and the Beast. “It was a challenge to make the audience laugh at him, as well as hate him.”
When it came to getting into character, the Welsh actor said he watched the animated film with his godchildren and joked, “I attempted to eat five dozen eggs a day, but it made my tummy bad.”
Beauty and the Beast served as a return to Evans’ musical roots.

‘The Shack’: EW review

Its answers are offered up too easy. It makes light of the grueling process of grieving for a loved one. They’ve summoned Mack to answer his questions, settle his doubts, and soothe his soul. But really, more than anything, to allow him to forgive himself. They’re too spoon-fed and trite. He’s skeptical, he’s angry, he’s confused, he’s resigned, and ultimately, he’s at peace. All that’s missing in the film’s bucolic spiritual way-station is a cornfield. It’s one of those movies where you’ll either decide to give in right away and sob for two hours straight or opt to fight it while your resentment slowly simmers to a rolling boil. But there’s also something about the film that leaves a sour aftertaste. But Mack gave up looking for answers in the Bible long ago. There are a few moments that are genuinely touching and heartwarming enough to put a lump in even the most reluctant moviegoer’s throat. During a camping trip with his children, Sam’s youngest is abducted and murdered. Wrestling with survivor’s guilt and wallowing in grief, Mack receives a mysterious note in his mailbox from “Papa,” the name his wife gives to God. Once there, he meets a trio of divine Christian figures who take him to a beautifully appointed lake house: There’s Papa (Octavia Spencer, all folksy sun tea and smiles); her son (Avraham Aviv Alush, apparently playing Jesus as a strapping Semitic outdoorsman); and the Holy Spirit (Japanese actress Sumire, who radiates beatific, soothing calm). Even for an earnest, schmaltzy faith-based melodrama, Stuart Halzeldine’s The Shack is pretty shameless in its goal of wringing moviegoers’ tears out of the death of an innocent child. Mack is emotionally desperate enough to head up to the snowy woods and find out. Just have faith, the movie says, and you too will be at peace. Don’t worry, though, there’s more than enough corn elsewhere in the movie. He finally gets right with God, convinced that his dead child is happy in the next life. Papa is inviting him to the shack deep in the woods where his daughter was killed. As he walks the heavenly grounds of what looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting come to life, Mack cycles through emotions. Based on William Paul Young’s bestselling novel, the film stars Avatar’s Sam Worthington as Mack, a lapsed churchgoer, devoted husband, and doting father of three kids. Afterwards, he’s a devastated shell of his former self, inconsolable and unreachable by his adoring wife (Radha Mitchell) and best friend (Tim McGraw)—both of whom find the spiritual balm they need in God. C­­–

Show Full Article Is this a prank from someone with a sick sense of humor? Or could it be the real deal? It’s hard to argue with spiritual movies that are as well-intentioned as The Shack is. He’s flying solo through life, white-knuckling it without a spiritual copilot.

Alabama theater will not show ‘Beauty and the Beast’ because of gay story line

“We are first and foremost Christians,” the Facebook post continued. Josh Gad as LeFou, left, and Luke Evans as Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast.” (Laurie Sparham / Disney) “Beauty and the Beast” is making history with its character LeFou (played by Josh Gad), but not everybody is ready to embrace the LGBTQ inclusivity. On Wednesday it was revealed that “Beauty and the Beast” will include Disney’s first-ever “exclusively gay moment” on film. In response to this revelation, the   Henagar Drive-In will not   screen “Beauty and the Beast.” “When companies continually force their views on us, we need to take a stand,” the Alabama theater wrote in a   Facebook post announcing its decision, specifically citing LeFou’s sexual orientation. We will continue to show family-oriented films so you can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language.” According to the Facebook post, the theater transferred ownership in December, and some films were scheduled by the previous owner. (Um, that might explain why the drive-in lists   “Fierce,” a documentary about the drag community’s fight for equal rights, on its schedule of upcoming movies.) “Beauty and the Beast” hits theaters March 17. Latest updates It turns out   LeFou’s   hero worship of Gaston is also tinged with an equal part of   attraction —   feelings he comes to terms with through the course of the film. “We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches.

‘Breath of the Wild’ is the most ambitious Zelda ever made

And you don’t realize it until a Moblin smacks you with a club and completely drains your hearts in one strike. From the opening moments when Link awakens after a long slumber, you’re pretty much free to explore the entirety of Hyrule. From arid deserts to grassy plains to freezing forests, you’ll traverse a wide variety of stunning, fantastical environments. 2. Rather than the eight to 10   main dungeons of previous games, it offers four much larger main quests but litters the world with more than 100 mini-dungeons called Shrines. 5. I died more times in my first five hours of the game than the entirety of the last entry, Skyward Sword. Not only are these Shrines cleverly designed and fiendishly addictive, but Spirit Orbs can be used to gain additional hearts and stamina, which will prove absolutely essential in Link’s journey. It’s the most striking art style since Wind Waker
The Switch may not be as powerful as PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but you quickly forget that when you jump off a cliff and glide over a beach, watching the waves crash silently in the distance. It’s about the journey, not the destination
The first time I started a main quest, I died half a dozen times in about 10 minutes and quickly realized that I simply wasn’t equipped to handle it yet. Because of the open nature of the world, you’re free to venture into areas that you are ill-equipped to handle. 1. The highly stylized art is like a Studio Ghibli take on fairytales, and it’s absolutely dripping with personality. There is no wasted time. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out today on Nintendo Switch (and Wii U), and after a week exploring the vast kingdom of Hyrule, it’s clear that this is the most ambitious game in the series’ 31-year history. You can walk there… it just might take you awhile. Rather than rushing through what is clearly a monumental game, I’m choosing to savor my time with it and will review it when I feel I’ve significantly experienced all it has to offer. See that mountain in the distance? I may not be ready for that mission yet, but you better believe that when I eventually do go back, I’ll be better prepared. I’ve put about 30 hours into the open-world adventure, and although I had planned on having a review ready for launch, I keep getting distracted from the main quests with all of the wonderful side activities available. Fortunately, the checkpointing system is generous and never feels too punitive, simply respawning you around the area you died and placing a red X mark on your map, so you know to avoid the area until you’re better equipped for battle. Each Shrine is a smaller room with a central puzzle that tests your skills at using Link’s many items and abilities and rewards you with a Spirit Orb. Fortunately, I had a dozen other side missions I had yet to start and quickly forgot about my failure. Hm, maybe this is why my review isn’t ready yet…

Show Full Article So I did something that made me incredibly uncomfortable and abandoned the mission. It’s a different take on dungeons
Breath of the Wild breaks with the traditional Zelda formula in its approach to dungeons. 4. Everything from Link himself to the enemies and animals wandering Hyrule are beautifully animated and make Hyrule feel like it’s teeming with life. In the meantime, there’s too much to see and do to worry about it. It’s really   difficult
Breath of the Wild isn’t exactly the Dark Souls of Zelda games, but it’s definitely the toughest game in the series. It’s a truly enormous open world
The switch to an expansive open world is the biggest change to the Zelda formula since Ocarina of Time transitioned the series into 3D in 1998. But for those who are picking it up today with a Nintendo Switch (see our review of the console-portable hybrid), here are five big takeaways on what to expect. That’s the beauty of the game’s ecosystem: Everything you do rewards you with something that will help you in the future. 3.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied welcome baby girl Amalia

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The star made her bump debut in September at the Venice Film Festival while promoting her movies Planetarium and Jackie — the latter of which generated Oscar buzz for Portman’s portrayal as former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis directly following the assassination of John F. Although she attended the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards while expecting, Portman — who was nominated for Best Actress — skipped the ceremony on Sunday due to her delivery. Added Portman of how time suddenly speeds up when you become a parent, “I hate saying it, cause ugh, we hated it so much when people said it to us. Show Full Article The Oscar-winning actress, 35, and her husband Benjamin Millepied have welcomed their second child together, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. “[Parenthood]   made me much calmer under stress, because there’s that weird parent thing you develop, that when things get really bad, your voice gets calm and your blood pressure slows, and you can make everything okay again,” she wrote at the time. RELATED: Child Stars Who Made It
Though Portman and Millepied, who met on the set of the actress’s 2010 hit thriller   Black Swan, are notoriously private about their family life, the actress opened up   in a summer 2016 piece for   The New York Times’ T Magazine   about how parenthood has changed her. News was first to report the birth. Kennedy. 22,” her rep tells PEOPLE. But it’s also true.”

E! They were married in 2012 in Big Sur, California. In late November, Portman graced the red carpet at the 2016 Gotham Awards in New York City, dressed in a knee-length beaded frock by Rodarte that outfitted her growing baby bump delicately and stylishly. “Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby girl, Amalia Millepied, on Feb. “Mother and baby are happy and healthy.”
Portman and French choreographer Millepied, 39, are already parents to son Aleph, 5. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com
It’s a girl for Natalie Portman! “I’m feeling great,” the former   Star Wars   actress told PEOPLE at the   30th Israel Film Festival Anniversary Gala Awards in mid-November. They always said it, and now we say it, and it’s awful, and we’re old.

‘Get Out’: Jordan Peele discusses the film’s darker alternate ending

“People were saying, like, ‘We’ve got Obama so racism is over, let’s not talk about it.’ It’s a wrap. But, it turns out that originally Peele had written a much darker ending. After escaping and killing his captors, a police car pulls up as Chris lies in the street, dead bodies scattered around him. In Jordan Peele’s horror comedy Get Out, which recently finished No. “In the beginning, when I was first making this movie the idea was, ‘Okay, we’re in this post-racial world, apparently.’ That was the whole idea,” he shared. Admitting there were multiple possible endings, Peele detailed the reason he almost veered in a different direction. Fearing the worst, Chris and the audience are delighted when it’s revealed that it’s actually his best friend and scene-stealer Rod (Lil Rel Howery). These are all clues, if you don’t already know, that racism isn’t over.”
Peele says he began writing the film at the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency, but by the time they started to shoot Get Out, “it was a much more woke time.”
He continued: “So the ending in that era was meant to say, ‘Look, you think race isn’t an issue?’ Well at the end, we all know this is how this movie would end right here. 1 at the box office, a visit to meet his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) parents turns as bad as it can get for a young black photographer (Daniel Kaluuya). On the Another Round podcast, cohost Tracy Clayton says she had heard that the alternate version had the police showing up and Chris getting arrested for murder. Warning:   The following post contains spoilers about   Get Out. “It was very clear that the ending needed to transform into something that gives us a hero, that gives us an escape, gives us a positive feeling when we leave this movie,” he admitted. Spoiler alert: Chris got out. “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the audience go crazy when Rod shows up.”

Show Full Article Okay, but look, you recognize this interaction. That’s what the movie was meant to address. Chris ends up discovering too late that the Armitage family lures black people to their neighborhood with the intent to transplant their rich, white friends and family into the newly acquired bodies. The fact that that rings true is the point of the film.”
Peele, who says he prefers the version they ultimately chose, went on to discuss why he decided to make the change.

Why ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ was the perfect predecessor to ‘Get Out’

For any and all who somehow don’t know: Get Out is the comedic horror movie remix of 1967’s classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Her background is never specified in the film, though the actress herself is of English, Scottish and Welsh descent. This article originally appeared on ESSENCE.com. And where the silver screen is concerned, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was the granddaddy of them all. In reminiscing over Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner then, it should be noted that Joanna Drayton (Poitier’s fiancée, portrayed by actress Katherine Houghton) was not strictly white, insofar as, per Baldwin, there are no white people. Both the hilariously scary directorial debut of Jordan Peele and the late Stanley Kramer’s comedy-drama follow an interracial couple—Black man, White woman—on a trip to meet the woman’s family, who don’t know their daughter’s lover is African-American. In a modern age when Barack Obama won the presidency of the country, twice, as the product of an interracial romance (and arguably, partially because of it), the taboo reality of such unions is perhaps hard to imagine. the same year Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner became a box-office hit. That said, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was a milestone for portraying the first Hollywood kiss between a Black man and a White woman onscreen, as well as presenting the entire debate over interracial romance skillfully and dramatically enough to score two Academy Awards: Best Writing, and Best Actress for the legendary Katherine Hepburn. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner catapulted Sidney Poitier to the top moneymaking actor of ’67 as part of a trilogy of starring roles in films dealing with race relations. Show Full Article Though hardly the shocker it once was, clearly interracial relationships still dominate the imagination. But three years after the passing of the Civil Rights Act, one year before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., anti-miscegenation laws still stood in the southern United States and elsewhere. (See both In the Heat of the Night and To Sir, with Love, stat.)
Just this year, actress Ruth Negga received an Oscar nomination for playing Mildred Loving in Loving, about the Supreme Court case that banned anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S. For any and all strangers to the film or the mastery of Sidney Poitier, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was recently released on Blu-ray in a special 50th anniversary edition. Last month saw the release of the biographical romance A United Kingdom, based on the true story of Botswana president Seretse Khama and his English wife, Ruth Williams, and a marriage that rocked relations between the African nation and the British empire. The recent documentary I Am Not Your Negro reminds us all of the brilliance of James Baldwin, who once famously remarked that “there is, in fact, no White community.” His point being that—though there are, for example, certainly Italian, French and Jewish communities—whiteness was set up as an artificial construct in America to justify Black oppression. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this December, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner stars Sidney Poitier in one of his most revered roles, confronting racial conundrums while presenting blackness to mainstream (read: “White”) audiences with characteristic charm and dignity.

SXSW responds to criticism over deportation clause in talent contract

We hope never to be put in the position to act on this. We understand that given the current political climate surrounding immigration, the language that was published seems strong. immigration law has always carried potentially severe consequences, and we would be remiss not to warn our participating acts of the likely repercussions. Language governing SXSW’s ability to protect a showcase has been in the artist Performance Agreement for many years. Indeed, we spend a great deal of time communicating with international artists concerning numerous issues, including how to avoid issues at U.S. For more information, please visit these pages:
1.4.1.(B Visa / ESTA)   http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/business.html
1.4.2.(Work Visas)   http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/employment/temporary.html
1.4.3.SXSW general visa FAQ:   http://www.sxsw.com/travel/visa-faq

Show Full Article ports of entry during the event. We were sorry to learn that one of our invited performers chose to cancel his performance at this year’s SXSW Music Festival due to a misunderstanding of our policies regarding international artists. …   Accepting and performing unofficial events may result in immediate deportation, revoked passport and denied entry by US Customs Border Patrol at US ports of entry.”
In a statement, SXSW CEO and cofounder Roland Swenson called Told Slant’s concerns a “misunderstanding of our policies regarding international artists.” He also clarified that the language in the contract has been in use for many years and took a hard stance against President Trump’s controversial travel ban, which targeted refugees as well as immigrations from seven Muslim-majority nations. ○ Any hotels booked via SXSW Housing will be canceled. Accepting and performing at unofficial events (including unofficial events aside from SXSW Music dates during their visit to the United States) may result in immediate deportation, revoked passport and denied entry by US Customs Border Patrol at US ports of entry. SXSW is   speaking out against the rumor that it has adopted new policies allowing the festival to notify immigration authorities of visiting artists who violate the terms their contracts. Moreover, there is language in the Performance Agreement which is included to inform foreign artists that the U.S. The SXSW Performance Agreement states:
If SXSW determines, in its sole discretion, that Artist or its representatives have acted in ways that adversely affect the viability of Artist’s official SXSW showcase, the following actions are available to SXSW:
○ Artist will be removed from their official SXSW showcase and, at SXSW’s sole option, replaced. ○ Artist’s credentials will be canceled. “[South by Southwest] is working hard to build a coalition of attorneys to assist artists with issues at U.S. “We have artists from 62 countries from around the world performing and have always supported our international music community. immigration law, to performing their showcase event only. If an artist wishes to perform elsewhere, they will require a work visa. It is, and always was intended to be, a safeguard to provide SXSW with a means to respond to an act that does something truly egregious, such as disobeying our rules about pyrotechnics on stage, starting a brawl in a club, or causing serious safety issues. For example, those acts coming to SXSW to perform without a work visa are limited, by U.S. immigration authorities of the above actions. ports of entry during the event,” he said. We have never reported international showcasing artists to immigration authorities. We have artists from 62 countries from around the world performing and have always supported our international music community. “If SXSW determines, in its sole discretion, that showcasing acts … have acted in ways that adversely affect the viability of their official SXSW showcase, the following actions are available to SXSW,” reads the contract, before listing several outcomes, including, “SXSW will notify the appropriate U.S. immigration authorities have mechanisms to create trouble for artists who ignore U.S. Foreign Artists entering the country through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), B visa or any non-work visa may not perform at any public or unofficial shows, DAY OR NIGHT, in Austin from March 10-19, 2017. We have never reported international showcasing artists to immigration authorities.”

Read Swenson’s full statement below:
SXSW has been vocal in its opposition to President Trump’s Travel Ban and is working hard to build a coalition of attorneys to assist artists with issues at U.S. ports of entry. As such, both to protect SXSW and the interests of all the participating artists, we long ago added this language to our Performance Agreement:
1.4. Concern was raised on Thursday when Told Slant frontman Felix Walworth tweeted out a screenshot of a portion of the performance agreement his band was given and said his band would skip its performance in protest. immigration authorities of the above actions. Violating U.S. immigration laws. ○ SXSW will notify the appropriate U.S.

Weinstein Co.’s transgender drama ‘3 Generations’ gets release date

The film was initially pegged for an Oscar-qualifying run   in late 2015 after the initial shuffle, though a date never materialized. Elle Fanning’s transgender teen drama 3   Generations   has a release date… again. “Reading this story and how current it seems. The film follows a trans boy (Fanning)   as he comes out to his family, which includes his mother Maggie (Watts), grandmother Dolly (Susan Sarandon), and inattentive father Craig (Tate Donovan). Almost   18 months after The Weinstein Co. It will debut in   New York and Los Angeles on that date, with plans to expand nationwide shortly thereafter. Before its limited release, the film will open Geena Davis’   Bentonville Film Festival on May 2. “I am thrilled to release our film 3 Generations, with the original title, into the world. I have a lot of transgender friends who go to my school and have made a transition over the summer,” Fanning previously revealed at the PEOPLE, InStyle, and Entertainment Weekly photo studio at the 2015 festival. 18, 2015 launch, the distributor has reset the Gaby Dellal-directed drama for a May 5 theatrical bow. Harvey’s enthusiasm and support has allowed us to release this poignant film at a time when we all need to believe in our collective strength. This film, both heart-warming and heart wrenching, is for them,” Dellal said in a statement, while executive producer and star Naomi Watts,   added, “This story loudly and bravely advocates for acceptance, both of others and of oneself. “I definitely knew it would be a huge challenge to do —   I definitely have never done   anything like that before. I just love Ray, and love the story.”
Watch   3   Generations‘   TIFF trailer above. pulled the film from its initially scheduled Sept. It’s not just about a transgender teen, it’s about family and how everyone is dealing with it. Show Full Article It’s a message we all believe in and are all incredibly proud to share this story with audiences, now more than ever.”
3   Generations had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received mixed reviews under its original title,   About Ray. The decision to push back the film’s release, EW has learned, was made to give Dellal more creative freedom to add footage and edit the project, further fleshing out the film’s focus on three central characters. Throughout making this film I have met loving families, fearless transgender youth and women who have fought for gender equality for decades.

Paul Walker romances Denise Richards as T-rex in unearthed trailer from ’94

Sure, it might sound like your normal film, but it is not. According to the trailer, the premise is this: Paul Walker wears a belly shirt in order to win Denise Richards’ heart, and he’s successful … until he’s attacked by a lion. Show Full Article But there is only one reason why this day stands out among the rest: Because, thanks to Reddit user erkdaclerk, we’ve been reminded — or perhaps more accurately, we’ve been introduced — to a 1994 film titled Tammy and the T-Rex. And when his doctor turns out to be a mad scientist, Walker’s brain is put inside the body of a T-Rex, and as the trailer says, “This Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to be a party animal.” More specifically, Walker is left to try to win Richards over while in the body of a dinosaur. What a day, indeed. Some days   are just better than others, and we don’t really know why.

SXSW: Jack Roth terrorizes the rich in ‘Us and Them’ trailer

This plan spirals out of control when he   holds a banker and his family hostage and forces them to gamble for their lives. Being a smoker is far from the only worrying thing of Danny, the character played by Jack (son of Tim) Roth in the new horror-thriller, Us and Them. The film will receive its world premiere at upcoming SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Exclusively watch the trailer for Us and Them, above. Us and Them is directed by Joe Martin and costars Sophie Colquhoun from The Royals, Tim Bentinck, Andrew Tiernan, Daniel Kendrick, Paul Westwood, Carolyn Backhouse, and Louis Dempsey.  

Show Full Article Danny is a working-class kid who is tired of the rough deal he faces and plans to start a revolution by streaming attacks against the one percent on the web. Details about screenings can be found at the festival’s official site.

Hugh Jackman nearly called it quits after ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’

“In any creative field, you have to feel that, ‘Oh, this excited me’ or ‘That’s how I should have played it the last five times, and now I know how to do it,’” he said. It can be as simple of an idea as that, that all of a sudden makes me go, ‘Oh, there’s a whole other way to do this character. “I think this film demonstrates that better than any.”

Show Full Article Even if he has accelerated healing, that scars with him for a good 10 or 15 years, so he could be completely disfigured.’ All of the sudden, I had this image. “I couldn’t see what the next thing was,” he said, reflecting on the time during the cover story interview. As he explains in the latest EW cover story, Jackman saw this particular mutant tale   as the best possible way to say farewell to the character he’s played for 17 years. “‘The scab might go within a month or two weeks, but that’s there for life. His uncertainty about the future of the character had more to do with his need to break new ground each time than a reaction to the film itself, but that was still an issue. To read more on Logan, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now – and subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. “I don’t know what else to do. With   Logan set to dominate the box office this weekend, the final Wolverine movie is becoming one grand big goodbye tour for Hugh Jackman. Good or bad, they tell me. RELATED:   First Look at 9 Exclusive Logan Photos
“Darren said, ‘I get that he heals, but if you’re a human, your scars are with you for your entire life,’” Jackman recalled. ‘What were you thinking?! “They’re very vocal with me. I don’t know where to go.”
Watch the   full interview with Hugh Jackman   on the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. It’s kind of a family I have. But there was one other time when Jackman almost   hung up the claws for good. I love you, man, but that was….’”
What ultimately brought him back on board were early conversations about a follow-up that he had with Darren Aronofsky. Back in 2009, after   X-Men Origins: Wolverine appeared on file-sharing sites and took a beating from the critics, Jackman didn’t think he had another X-movie in him. At the time, the   Black Swan director had plans to helm what would become   The Wolverine. Not all the fans like that first Wolverine,” Jackman said. (Logan director James Mangold took over after Aronofsky dropped out to make   Noah.) Ideas from those chats, however, made it into   The Wolverine and   Logan. And he heard about it from fans… often. There’s a whole other way to get into it.’”
It’s this principle   that convinced Jackman to return one final time for Logan. “I knew people liked the character.

Remy Ma explains Nicki Minaj beef on the ‘Wendy Williams Show’

After some Grammys talk, Remy dished to Wendy Williams about “Shether,” the viral diss that shook the internet   last week, and how her feud with Minaj even began. Later on when Williams insisted she came   “dressed for a funeral,” Remy Ma took another subtle jab saying, “I came appropriate for the services. My grandmother always told me to never speak ill of the dead.”
Watch the full segment below. The 36-year-old rapper explained that the original diss wasn’t inspired by the subtle jabs in Minaj’s music, rather more “behind the scenes   things that you people will never   know about.” She went on to accuse the “Side By Side” rapper of snubbing her at awards shows and attempting to keep her off of red carpets.  

Show Full Article Just a week after dropping two diss tracks aimed at Nicki Minaj, Remy Ma stopped by the Wendy Williams Show   along with Fat Joe to promote the “All the Way Up” duo’s   new album, Plata O Plomo. The beef between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma is heating up — on one end, at least. “When you’re trying to stop my bag, when you’re trying to stop me from taking care of my children, then I have a problem with that,” she told the host.

‘Terminator 2’ returning to theaters in 3-D

James Cameron’s 1991 action flick will be returning to theaters for a limited run this summer, marking the first time Terminator 2 has been shown in 3-D. Cameron himself personally oversaw the film’s conversion, with Distrib Films US handling the re-release. Terminator 2: Judgment Day will soon be back… in 3-D. Terminator 2 picks up in 1995, more than a decade after the events of the first film, and follows Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Terminator tasked with protecting Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and her son John (Edward Furlong) from a more advanced assassin played by Robert Patrick. 25. Of the five Terminator films, T2 is both the most beloved and the most successful, earning more than $519.8 million at the global box office (unadjusted for inflation). Show Full Article It also scored four technical Oscars and another two nominations. The 3-D release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day will hit theaters on Aug.

Schwarzenegger quits ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ cites ‘baggage’

And they hired a big, big movie star   Arnold   Schwarzenegger to take my place, and we know how that turned out. NBC insiders say that they have not yet made a decision on whether to bring back Celebrity Apprentice — with or without Schwarzenegger. And I want to just pray for Arnold if we can, for those ratings. Everyone — from the celebrities to the crew to the marketing department — was a straight 10, and I would absolutely work with all of them again on a show that doesn’t have this baggage.”
While the former California governor did not specify which “baggage” he’s referring to, one assumes it as something to do with the reality show’s former host, President Donald Trump. The president berated Schwarzenegger repeatedly for delivering low ratings, and some viewers pledged to boycott the show due to Trump’s executive producer credit. It seems unlikely the broadcaster would have renewed the show without any changes given its ratings woes (the show averaged about 4 million viewers per week and its finale placed last in its time slot). So Schwarzenegger could be making a preemptive move here — you can’t get dumped by somebody if you break up with them first. Schwarzenegger most famously came to a head during the National Prayer Breakfast last month, when the president said, “When I ran for president I knew I had to leave the show, that’s when I knew for sure I was doing it. Since you’re such an expert in ratings, then people can finally sleep comfortably again.”

Show Full Article Thank you for introducing me.”
To which Schwarzenegger shot back on Twitter: “Hey Donald, I have an idea. Ratings went right down the tubes, it’s been a total disaster, and Mark [Burnett, who introduced Trump at the event] will never, ever bet against Trump again. The Trump vs. Arnold   Schwarzenegger is terminating himself. An outstanding man. There was also a recent unconfirmed report that advertisers ditched   the show due to the credit as well. (Or, perhaps a more appropriate metaphor, you can’t get fired from a job if tell your bosses to shove it). Why don’t we switch jobs? But we’ve had an amazing life together — the last 14, 15 years. In a statement obtained by EW, the actor said, “I loved every second of working with NBC and [executive producer] Mark Burnett. Plus there was the controversy over Trump’s producer credit (as somebody who helped launch the show, NBC is contractually   obligated to keep his name on it). The action star says he’s quitting NBC’s The New Celebrity Apprentice, which suffered low ratings during his tenure this year.

Michael K. Williams in talks to join young Han Solo movie

Star Wars alum Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon penned the script, and the film is slated for release on May 25, 2018. Michael K. He’ll also soon star in season 2 of Hap and Leonard,   which begins March 15. Shooting began in February, and Disney has since released the first official cast photo, including Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Variety first reported the news. Williams could be going from The Wire to a galaxy far, far away. Williams is perhaps best known for playing Omar Little on The Wire, and he recently appeared in HBO’s The Night Of and the ABC miniseries When We Rise. Show Full Article Alden Ehrenreich is already on board to play the young smuggler, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller directing the as-yet-untitled spinoff. Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Emilia Clarke, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are also part of the cast, but so far, Disney is keeping their roles under wraps. The actor is in talks to join the young Han Solo movie in an unspecified role, EW has learned.

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ first look: See Emily Blunt in costume!

The new tale, as penned by screenwriter David Magee, is set in Depression-era London   and finds Mary Poppins returning to help   the family rediscover joy after Michael suffers a personal loss. 25, 2018. Marshall has   enlisted   Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to compose new music for the film, which will be produced by the director, his partner John DeLuca, and film/stage   producer (recently and notably, of   La La Land) Marc Platt. Jay Maidment
Mary Poppins Returns picks up two-and-change decades after the events of the 1964 film, furthering   the adventures   of Mary Poppins and the Banks children, Jane and Michael, who have long since grown up (they’re played in the film by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw) but are no less in need of their former minder. The film pulls from stories within the other seven books of   P.L. Mary Poppins’ boundless carpet bag, on the other hand, has received a complete makeover (though the   jury is out on whether its endless contents have changed). She’s practically perfect from every angle. In this new image, we get just a taste of all the trappings that will help transform Blunt into the legendary caretaker — namely, a stunning peacock-cobalt ruffled coat and a deep rich bird-adorned pink hat, both instantly parallel to but distinctive from   what Julie Andrews donned in 1964. Original star Dick Van Dyke will also make a featured appearance in the sequel. What’s more is that Mary looks to be   right back on the edge of Cherry Tree Lane, the famed street where the stern but whimsical nanny first flew into the Banks family’s life years prior — 20, to be practically precise. In addition to Blunt, the principal cast also includes Lin-Manuel Miranda as a musical lamplighter named Jack, Meryl Streep as Mary’s cousin Topsy, Colin Firth as banker William Weatherall Wilkins, Julie Walters as loyal housekeeper   Ellen, and a trio of newcomers filling the roles of Michael Banks’ children. Mary Poppins Returns reunites Blunt with director Rob Marshall, who most recently oversaw both Blunt and Streep in Disney’s film adaptation of   Into the Woods in 2014. As the Banks children grew, so did their travels   with Mary Poppins, who popped   in and out of their lives throughout the additional novels along with several other ephemeral characters that will now finally find their way onscreen (like recently-announced Angela Lansbury, who plays a maniacal balloon vendor). The original follow-up to the cherished 1964 musical will arrive in theaters Dec. Show Full Article Disney has just released a dazzling first look at Mary Poppins Returns, the forthcoming sequel in which the titular nanny is played by the correspondingly magical Emily Blunt. Travers’ original children’s series.

‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ adds cast, plus 2,000-pound teleporting dog

She is fiercely loyal to the King of Attilan.”
Ellen Woglom (Californication), an undisclosed character described as “smart, intense, and focused — so focused that oftentimes, social skills take a back seat. Marvel’s Inhumans has cast five more actors for the ABC series plus a —
Hold on, stop the presses. Move over HBO   direwolves,   Inhumans has cast a bulldog named Lockjaw as himself. The ying to his cousin Karnak’s (Ken Leung) yang, Gorgon would rather fight than talk to solve his problems.”
Mike Moh (Empire) as Triton — Black Bolt’s cousin, “he’s calm under pressure and supremely athletic. A “2,000-pound teleporting dog”? Show Full Article This should make playing fetch vastly more interesting, not to mention reduce the need to get up and let Lockjaw out for a daily walk. With super strong legs, complete with hooves, he can generate destructive seismic waves with a single stomp. It seems Medusa   (Serinda Swan) has a sister, Crystal (Isabelle Cornish, just added), who in turn has a dog (the aforementioned Lockjaw), who on the show will appear to weigh about a ton and has the ability to teleport. If we weren’t into this show before, we sure are now. His gift is his fish-like ability to live underwater.”
Sonya Balmores (Beyond the Break) as Auran — Head of the Royal Guards on Attilan, “a capable and no-nonsense woman. She’s primed to be swept up in an adventure.”
Marvel’s Inhumans comes to ABC and IMAX theaters this fall. In addition to   Cornish (Australia Day), who’s   the youngest member of the royal family and has the ability to control the elements,   there’s…
Eme Ikwuakor (Concussion) as Gorgon — Cousin of Black Bolt (Anson Mount), “member of the Royal family, and leader of Attilan’s military. Her job at a private aerospace company is her life, second only to her passion for all things space and lunar. In case you’re wondering, the top weight for real-life bulldogs is about 60 pounds. Oh, also there are five human actors joining the cast too.

Catherine Zeta-Jones reveals what Kirk Douglas really thought of Joan Crawford

You can also listen to the full interview   on EW Radio (SiriusXM ch. RELATED: First Look Photos at   Feud: Bette and Joan
“He went, ‘Aaah Olivia’ and said nothing else,” says Zeta-Jones of when she told Douglas about who she’d be playing on the show. The actress plays Olivia de Havilland in the Ryan Murphy anthology series which follows the relationship of movie stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis (played by Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon) as they made   Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? “It sums up in one cup of tea, exactly where these women were coming from.”
See the clip above, and watch Cagle’s full town hall interview with the cast of Feud, streaming now on PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network at PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the app on mobile or connected devices. Show Full Article ET on FX. She told it as it was,” laughs Zeta-Jones. 105) all this week. She was out of her effing mind.”
“And then about Bette Davis, he went ‘Aww, she was a broad. — a film that is now regarded as a cult classic. “I said, ‘And it’s about Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.’ And he went ‘Joan Crawford? When Catherine Zeta-Jones was doing research for her part on   Feud: Bette and Joan, she had an excellent resource she could call on for advice: her father-in-law Kirk Douglas. As Zeta-Jones noted   during a SiriusXM town hall discussion with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle, her father-in-law is only six months younger than de Havilland, with both actors turned 100 within a short period of each other. Feud premieres Sunday at 10 p.m.

Get a first look at the ‘Ugly Betty’ reunion on ‘Superstore’ you’ve been dreaming about

And judging by the photo, she seems pretty happy to do so. Betty and Ignacio Suarez, together again! Show Full Article Oh, and did we mention that Plana is playing Ferrera’s father once again? America Ferrera will be reunited with her   Ugly Betty father, Tony Plana, during an upcoming episode of   Superstore, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the two of them reunited. The entire cast of   Ugly Betty reunited for a panel at ATX Television Festival last summer. The warm family fuzzies will take over in the March 16 episode, which will see Amy (Ferrera) helping to move her mother and father out of her childhood home. RELATED: Cast Reunions: See Costars Then and Now
Ferrera and Plana played father and daughter on the ABC series for four seasons from 2006 to 2010. Of course, Jonah (Ben Feldman) has also agreed to assist with the work, so perhaps they’re just smirking at something ridiculous he’s said (seems likely). And you can watch that panel right here:

Superstore airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.