Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira had a ‘Coming to America’-themed birthday party

Joint birthday party shenanigans with @danaigurira @kaluuya. See the birthday festivities below.   Singer and Hidden Fences star Janelle Monáe also made an appearance. Brown
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We love #ComingToAmerica this much! #WakandansInZamunda @danaigurira
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#WakandansInZamunda birthday partay! Sign us up for this reboot. @chadwickboseman as Rev. Many members of the Black Panther cast attended, including T’Challa himself Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), and Winston Duke (Person of Interest). The friends, who are starring in director Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Marvel film, joined forces to celebrate their respective birthdays   in style — Zamunda style. Queen-To-Be & The Lady-In-Waiting. #WakandansInZamunda
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Not often is Your boy shy or a bit ⭐️struck! Fet. But this woman @janellemonae brings out the shy feels! Blessings & beauty embodied! Last year, Nyong’o starred in Eclipsed, a Broadway play written by Gurira. #celebrationparty #queentobe #zamunda #happybirthday #atlanta #king #actor #actorlife #finest #wakanda #aboutlastnight #latergram
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Show Full Article Black Panther costars Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira recently took their friendship to the next level by throwing a joint Coming to America-themed birthday party. In honor of the classic Eddie Murphy film about an African prince who gives up everything to move to America, Nyong’o dressed up as the Lady-in-Waiting, while the Walking Dead star was the Queen-to-Be. This isn’t the first time   Nyong’o, an Oscar winner for 12 Years a Slave, and Gurira have worked together.

‘Manchester by the Sea’ director Kenneth Lonergan defends Casey Affleck

“Lonergan essentially won Affleck his Oscar by handpicking Affleck for his movie.”
Aberle’s comments refer to the   two sexual-harassment lawsuits   that were filed against Affleck in 2010 by two women who worked with him on the film   I’m Still Here. Kenneth Lonergan condemned the article in   a letter to the editor of The Wesleyan Argus, in which he accused the sophomore journalism student of writing a   “tangle of illogic, misinformation, and flat-out slander” against Affleck, who recently won an Oscar for his performance in the film. In fact, it was alleged 7 years ago, in a civil lawsuit for breach of contract, that Casey sexually harassed two women formerly in his employ. Like most civil suits, this one was settled out of court by mutual consent on undisclosed terms … In other words nothing was proved or disproved. “Everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else.”

Show Full Article “I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent,” he added. Lonergan responded to Aberle’s article with an opinion piece of his own, titled,   “How Connor Aberle and The Argus are Complicit in Slandering Casey Affleck.” The director slammed Aberle’s writing as slander, writing, “Only the author’s presumed youth can possibly excuse his deeply offensive display of ignorance, and warped PC-fueled sense of indignation.”
He added, “He writes as if Casey Affleck were actually guilty of a crime. In a recent   interview with the   Boston Globe, Affleck — the younger brother of   Ben Affleck   —   addressed the criticism, saying, “There’s really nothing I can do about it. Last week, in a piece titled “How Wesleyan Is Complicit in Affleck’s Sexual Misconducted by Endorsing Lonergan ’84,” assistant opinion editor Connor Aberle criticized the college for its “praise” of Lonergan, and called Affleck’s Best Actor win “severely problematic.”
“Wesleyan University cannot insist on claiming credit for Kenneth Lonergan unless they also acknowledge their complicity in the success of a perpetrator of sexual violence,” Aberle wrote. In the settlement, the actor did not admit any guilt, and he and his accusers are barred from discussing details of the case. Affleck has denied the allegations, and settled the suits out of court for undisclosed amounts. The Oscar-winning writer/director of   Manchester By the Sea   is   slamming a student journalist from his alma mater for writing an opinion piece highlighting the sexual harassment allegations against   the film’s star, Casey Affleck. Casey denounced the allegations as being totally fabricated. Other than live my life the way I know I live it and speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time.”
Affleck told the   Globe   that he is not permitted to speak about the now-settled lawsuits, and said that the people condemning him on social media don’t know the facts of the situation. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. So how does Mr Aberle dare to write as if he knows who was telling the truth and who was not?”
After Affleck won the Oscar, many took to social media to criticize the decision.

‘This Is Us’: Sterling K. Brown on William’s memorial, Randall’s struggle to move forward

To hear from Ron Cephas Jones about William’s “wonderfully sad” death, go   here. The whole Pearson family — at least Randall’s section of the Pearson family — is trying to figure out how best to move forward with the loss of a family member.”
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In other news, look for Kevin (Justin Hartley) to (re-)stage his play while dealing with the repercussions of bailing on the original opening night to help Randall, for Kate (Chrissy Metz) to struggle to share more with fiancé Toby   (Chris Sullivan) about Jack’s death, and for Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) to navigate their faltering relationship as she readies to hit the road. Titled “What Now?,”   Tuesday’s episode (airing at 9 p.m. But we will definitely leave you wondering what’s going to happen next.”

To hear what This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman had to say about “Memphis” and the plan for William moving forward,   click here. “I would say, ‘Hopefully not.’ I think the loss of a life is about as traumatic an experience that we can all go through, so hopefully we leave you on a slightly higher note at the end of the season. “Someone had asked me, ‘Does it continue to escalate? The scheduling gods of television gave you an extra week to recover from the “Memphis” episode of This Is Us, which featured a bonding road trip for Randall and William that ended in heartbreak with the latter’s   death. That doesn’t mean the time for tears is completely over, however. “William left clear instructions that he wanted his memorial to be something that was fun and celebratory rather than downtrodden and sad, and he ensured that that would be the case by leaving it in the hands of the two granddaughters,” says Brown. Show Full Article Am I going to be crying my eyes out even more for the next two episodes?’” says Brown. While Tess (Eris Baker) and Annie (Faithe Herman) “rise to the occasion,” notes Brown, Beth is struggling “because she never had a real opportunity to say goodbye. ET/PT on NBC) picks   up a few days after Randall (Sterling K. He leaves instructions behind for how he wants to be memorialized, so it takes things off of Randall and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson).”
What kind of tone can you   expect from a service that pays tribute to the poet/musician who advised Randall to roll down the windows and turn up the music? Brown) bid   farewell   to his terminally ill father (played by Ron Cephas Jones) in the hospital. “He’s at a loss with regards to how to move forward, and thankfully William may have had a sense of that. “You see Randall struggling with the idea of how [to] honor his father’s legacy at the beginning of the episode,” Brown tells EW. Now he — and the rest of the Pearsons   — will get another chance to say goodbye at   William’s memorial service.

‘My Fair Lady’ returning to Broadway in 2018

Though casting for the new Eliza and company have yet to be announced, the   production will   be directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, set to Frederick Loewe’s music and Alan Jay Lerner’s book and lyrics. The story of everyone’s favorite Cockney has   been absent from Broadway stages for   a quarter of a century, and fans can now count down to the musical’s   opening on April 19, 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, after previews begin on March 22. Eliza Doolittle is Broadway bound once again. Sets for the revival will be designed by   Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, and lighting by Donald Holder. announced Monday. Show Full Article Based on   George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, the original Broadway production of   My Fair Lady   debuted in 1956 and   ran for more than 2,700 performances. Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison originated   the stage roles of Eliza and Professor Henry Higgins, respectively, while Audrey Hepburn led   the Best Picture-winning 1964 film adaptation, also alongside Harrison. A revival of   My Fair Lady is being planned to bow   this time next year, Lincoln Center Theater and Nederlander Presentations Inc. The show once   boasted the record of Broadway’s longest-running musical and garnered six Tony   Awards, including one   for   Best Musical.

‘Gossip Girl’: Where are they now?

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RELATED: The Hills: Where Are They Now? Lively showed off her adorable family for the first time in December, when Reynolds received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The band released their latest effort, Who You Selling For, in 2016. A lot has happened in the four years since Gossip Girl went off the air, but our favorite Upper East Siders have managed to keep busy, a habit that’s likely easier when it’s simply the paparazzi tracking your every move instead of a mysterious, virtual, text-savvy stalker. See below for an update on the whole Gossip Girl crew. Luckily for fans of Nate Archibald’s piercing blue eyes (and let’s be real, who isn’t a fan?), Crawford didn’t stay away from television long. Though he’s largely stayed off TV in the years since Gossip Girl wrapped, he has appeared in several indie films, like Adam Green’s Aladdin and The Paper Store, as well as on stage as the lead singer of the band MOTHXR. Meester has also continued her music career — in 2014, her debut album   Heartstrings peaked at No. Jessica Szohr
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Since saying goodbye to Vanessa, Szohr has popped up in several movies and television shows, and has a still-under-wraps role in the upcoming Twin Peaks revival, alongside hundreds of other actors (no, really —   Showtime announced the names of 217 actors that would be appearing on the show). You know you loved them, and you certainly know you miss them. 139 on the Billboard   200 chart. Ed Westwick

Though the words “I’m Chuck Bass” still echo in the hearts of Gossip Girl fans everywhere, Westwick has moved on to the Crackle crime series Snatch alongside Rupert Grint. The actress known for bringing Blair Waldorf to life is currently starring on FOX’s time-travel comedy Making History alongside Adam Pally and Yassir Lester as Deborah Revere, Pally’s love interest and also, Paul Revere’s daughter. Lively married PEOPLE’s 2010 Sexiest Man Alive in September 2012, and the two have gone on to welcome two daughters: James was born in January 2015, and she became a big sister when the couple welcomed Ines in September. Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, and Jessica Szohr all have current or upcoming gigs on TV, while Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have both recently added to their families. Blake Lively
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If Serena van der Woodsen had to end up with someone other than Dan Humphrey, Ryan Reynolds isn’t too shabby a choice. He starred on the short-lived ABC series Blood & Oil in 2015, and recently snagged a recurring role on Hulu’s Casual as Byron, a student in Valerie’s (Michaela Watkins) elective storytelling class. Taylor Momsen
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Little J is now…slightly-less-little J. Momsen has stayed entirely absent from the   screen since leaving Gossip Girl, instead leading the   rock band The Pretty Reckless since 2009. Badgley, who played Gossip Girl herself (himself?) Dan Humphrey, married Domino Kirke (sister of Girls actress Jemima Kirke) in February in a courthouse ceremony. Show Full Article The series is based on Guy Ritchie’s 2000 heist film of the same name, and Westwick stars as Sonny Castillo, a “naughty” hustler. In fact, though 2017 is merely two months old, the Gossip Girl crew has been busier than ever in the new year, swapping the steps of the Met for the small screen. Penn Badgley
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Looks like Lonely Boy’s not too lonely these days. Leighton Meester
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Meester cemented herself as the queen of the mid-2000s teen drama with her 2014 wedding to The O.C.‘s Adam Brody, a match made in teen soap heaven. Somehow, we have a feeling he’ll play “naughty” just fine.

‘The Walking Dead’: Easter eggs you might’ve missed from ‘Say Yes’

While Nicotero’s post offers a close-up view of the structure, the building itself can only be seen in wide shots (or from the side) throughout “Say Yes.”
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Comprised of five short films, Creepshow was directed by Romero and penned by King, who made his screenwriting debut on the project. My 19th episode as director. Maybe a "Creepshow" tribute in this upcoming episode of "The Walking Dead". From the backwoods to a walker-infested carnival of nightmares, Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead   saw Rick and Michonne trekking   their gun-gathering quest all over the map, their destinations as varied as director Greg Nicotero’s taste in movies. “I mean, she’s really believing that the world could go back to this, that there was a place where it wasn’t all death, it wasn’t all gloom, but there was a world. As the couple otherwise known as Richonne dines on a horde of rations found within a   makeshift military outpost, the tone of their heartfelt discussion about reshaping   the world after Negan’s tyrannical reign comes to a close feels a bit out-of-place for the end of days, and appropriately so; Nicotero told EW the scene was orchestrated   to recall the closing moments   of perhaps John Hughes’ most beloved   teen comedy. “One of the things [the carnival] signifies is, we don’t very often get a chance to explore aspects of the world prior to the turn, and Michonne says it when they’re standing on the roof looking out at this carnival and it’s like, ‘We could have this again.’” Nicotero said of the scene and its inspiration. Nicotero posted a photo from the season 7, episode 12 set to Instagram ahead of its Sunday premiere, revealing various elements of   production design playfully acknowledged Romero’s influence on the show. Nicotero, who directed the AMC horror-drama’s latest episode, titled “Say Yes,” fused his love for contemporary zombie action and classic genre cinema, peppering the series’ latest edition   with Easter eggs in tribute to Stephen King, George A. Romero, and Sixteen Candles. Show Full Article  
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“What they’re saying and how they’re saying it and the connection, all of that lands because we’ve seen them raiding the buildings and pillaging and scavenging and going at it in the van and you know, the   Sixteen Candles   birthday dinner scene that I specifically choreographed like   Sixteen Candles,”   Nicotero told EW   of the episode’s dynamic. All Rick, All Michonne, All Walkers! “I just wanted the audience to really feel that part of their relationship so that when she realizes that she could lose him, it’s just devastating to her… That’s what makes episodes great is that you pepper them with these peaks and valleys of emotion and thrills and excitement and laughs and sadness.”
After landing his first major gig as a special effects makeup artist on the set of fellow Pittsburgher Romero’s 1985 zombie staple Day of the Dead, Nicotero has used his position on The Walking Dead   to honor the groundbreaking filmmaker with subtle nudges across the program’s seven seasons, and “Say Yes” is no exception. ET on AMC. @amcthewalkingdead Off to London for @foxintchannels and @walkerstalkercon #creepshow #twd #knbefxgroup
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Rick and Michonne enter the infested fairgrounds in search of weaponry, and among the dilapidated buildings and amusement park rides is a ticket booth similar to the one found on the theatrical poster for Romero’s 1982 film Creepshow. See you Sunday! So it’s a very significant reminder that,   oh, there was a high school and they had this carnival set up in the back, and there were toys and stuffed animals and rides.”
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m.

‘Doctor Who’ finale: Peter Capaldi meets Mondasian Cybermen

I’d also like to see — this is really one for geeks — the return of the Mondasian Cybermen. They came from the planet Mondas and first appeared in (1966’s) ‘The Tenth Planet.’ They were absolutely terrifying, with cloth faces. “They appeared as these humanoid creatures, very good-looking, but really they were these kind of festering orcs. Earlier today, an image was posted on the official Doctor Who Instagram account of the actor with just those creatures from this year’s two-part season finale. BBC AMERICA
See the image of the Doctor with the Mondasian Cybermen   and watch a trailer for the new season above. “Guess who’s back!” declared the accompanying message. “I’d like to see a return for the Axons,” he replied. The new season of Doctor Who — the last to star Capaldi —   will premiere on BBC America on April 15. “It’s the original Mondasian Cybermen, returning for episodes 11 and 12 of the new series.”

The two-part adventure is written by showrunner Peter Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, whose credits include Tank Girl, Sherlock, and several previous episodes of the long-running time travel show. Show Full Article That was really creepy.”
Two years on, Capaldi has gotten his wish, at least with regard to Mondasian Cybermen. When Peter Capaldi was shooting his first season as the star of Doctor Who back in 2014, your writer asked the diehard   Whovian which classic monsters he would like to see come back during his tenure in the TARDIS.

Margot Robbie attached to star in Robin Hood spinoff ‘Marian’

Deadline,   which first broke the news, reports Sony has pre-empted the spec script from screenwriter Pete Barry. The actress’   LuckyChap Entertainment label is producing the project, which   chronicles   a conspiracy to conquer England involving famed hero Robin Hood, the love of Marian’s life. Robbie is currently shooting   I, Tonya, the   Craig Gillespie-helmed   biopic about figure skater Tonya Harding. Inspired by Robin Hood’s   untimely death, Marian   leads her people into war,   becoming a legend herself as she carries the torch lit by her former lover. In addition to LuckyChap, Donald De Line,   Amy Pascal, and   Rock Shaink will produce. Show Full Article She will also reprise her role as Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad spinoff Gotham City Sirens, which follows   the exploits of DC Comics’   top villainesses, including Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Following a successful showing at the domestic box office across 2016, Margot Robbie has lined up yet another hefty big screen endeavor. EW has confirmed Robbie is attached to star in Marian, a historical epic revolving around the titular character adapted from Robin Hood folklore.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ fastest selling family film ever, says seller

What controversy? It’s one that has something to offer everyone.”
Emma Watson stars in   Beauty and the Beast alongside Dan Stevens as the Beast. The Disney title is exceeding presales by the previous family targeted record holder for the company, which was Finding Dory. “It’s looking bigger than most Disney live-action adaptations, like The Jungle Book, Cinderella, or Maleficent. Beauty and the Beast is tracking as the fastest-selling family film in history, according to online ticket leader Fandango. “Beauty is a beast in presales, and I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people,” Fandango managing editor Erik Davis tells EW. Earlier estimates for the film were already pretty high, with Deadline reporting last month that Beauty and the Beast could open to $120 million. Civil War to $180 million at the box office. (The film arrives in theaters on March 17.)
Subscribe now to receive Entertainment Weekly’s The Ultimate Guide to Beauty and The Beast collector’s edition book, featuring the casts and creators of the new film and the animated classic, with your order. Show Full Article Its presales rival those of a superhero movie.”
Indeed, the live-action remake is doing better than   Captain America: Civil War was at this point in the sales cycle, with many showtimes selling out. According to a previous survey,   Beauty and the Beast was ranked the third most-anticipated film of 2017, followed by   Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. The news comes following some controversy surrounding   Beauty and the Beast   after an Alabama theater canceled its screening of the film due to the inclusion of a gay character — villain Gaston’s (Luke Evans) sidekick   LeFou (Josh Gad). PEOPLE interviewed Gad about the subject, and the actor said, “This film is one of inclusiveness. 2.

Bill Paxton’s cause of death: a stroke that hit days after heart surgery and aortic aneurysm repair

Surgery to fix an aortic aneurysm and replace the 61-year-old actor’s bicuspid aortic valve was done on Valentine’s Day,   according to his death certificate, which was published Monday   by TMZ. Brown / Getty Images) Bill Paxton died from a stroke that occurred 11 days after he had surgery on his heart and aorta. “Paxton was an actor’s actor,” The Times said in an appreciation after his death, “more journeyman than star, although he was most certainly a star. READ MORE: Bill Paxton remembered: ‘Hands down one of the greatest guys I have ever met’   >> Latest updates Paxton   died late on Feb. The document indicated that no autopsy was performed. That   square jaw and Texas drawl could be stretched or softened according to need, the eyes beneath the receding hairline cushioned or steeled, but always in service to character rather than brand. (Frederick M. 25 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks to star in Pentagon Papers drama ‘The Post’

Deadline, which first reported the news, indicates renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg will helm the film, though representatives for the director did not immediately return EW’s request for comment. Though they have not appeared in a movie together, Hanks produced two pictures Streep has acted in: 2008’s Mamma Mia! EW has confirmed both stars will appear in the upcoming drama   The Post,   about the Washington Post‘s   role in unveiling the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Fox and Amblin Entertainment will reportedly co-finance production, with the former handling domestic distribution. The Post   marks Spielberg’s fifth collaboration with Hanks, following   Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal,   and   Bridge of Spies. Amy Pascal will reportedly produce The Post alongside Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, who worked with the Hollywood director on the Oscar-nominated historical drama Bridge of Spies in 2015. Further details regarding the film, including a release date and production timeline, have yet to be announced. The publication also notes the planned production’s spec script, by Liz Hannah, revolves around   editor   Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and his publisher, Kay Graham (Streep), as they railed against   the federal government’s opposition to the Post‘s rights to publish the documents, which detailed the country’s questionable military actions and political maneuvers in Vietnam. and the 2006 animated family film The Ant Bully. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks will   share the screen together for the first time. Rachel O’Connor, Adam Somner,   and   Star Thrower Entertainment’s Tim and Trevor White serve as executive producers. Show Full Article Streep previously voiced the Blue Fairy character in the director’s sci-fi flick A.I.: Artificial Intelligence in 2001.

‘Deadpool 2’: Nathan Fillion as Cable casting is just a rumor

Now, all that’s really known for certain about Deadpool 2 is that Wade Wilson’s pal Cable, a.k.a. The commotion began over the weekend as eagle-eyed fans noticed the poster for Joss Whedon’s cult sci-fi series Firefly, which Fillion starred in,   in the background as Wade Wilson runs to save a man being robbed. Firefly fans saw all this and thought it might be an   Easter egg for Fillion potentially playing Cable. It was a big weekend for Fox’s Marvel properties: Not only did Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine in Logan rip apart the box office with more than   $88 million, but the studio also debuted the first teaser for Ryan Reynolds’ highly anticipated return in Deadpool 2. Show Full Article Well, EW is here to crush your dreams: EW has learned all this Fillion talk is just a rumor and that Cable still hasn’t been cast for Deadpool 2 (sorry, Fillion-ites). There was also the sentence “Nathan Summers coming soon” scribbled on the side of the phone booth Wade uses to change. RELATED VIDEO:   The 7 Highest-Grossing Comic Book Movies of All Time

Deadpool 2, probably sans Fillion, is due in 2018. Nathan Summers, will appear in the second installment. The Deadpool 2 teaser caused its own commotion as the internet began to posit that geek royalty Nathan Fillion might be playing Cable in the sequel. Twentieth Century Fox had no comment.

Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne dies at 84

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”
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Born in the small town of Colfax, Washington, Osborne spent   his   childhood weekends at the movie theater. Robert was   embraced by devoted   fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend. He joined us as an expert on classic film and grew to be our cherished colleague and esteemed ambassador for TCM. “All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne,” TCM general manager Jennifer Dorian wrote in a statement. He started with a book about the history of the Oscars,   The Academy Awards Illustrated, first published in 1977. As the channel’s host, Osborne introduced broadcasts of classic Hollywood films and interviewed stars like Lauren Bacall and Jack Lemmon for the “Private Screenings” series. “His contributions made TCM stand for something more than a TV channel.”

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Obviously, a tough, sad day at @tcm. The Golden Age of Hollywood has lost one of its most faithful chroniclers. Here are a few of my immediate thoughts on the singular Robert Osborne. He also hosted the TCM Classic Film Festival from its inception in 2010 until   2014; he bowed   out of the 2015 and 2016 editions for health reasons. “Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years. His calming presence, gentlemanly style,   encyclopedic knowledge   of film history, fervent support for film preservation, and   highly   personal interviewing style   all combined   to make him a truly world-class host. With the launch of TCM in 1994, however, Osborne found his true calling. He even worked for Lucille Ball, who encouraged Osborne to pursue writing. “There really aren’t words to express the enormity of how Robert’s loss is felt inside TCM,” Osborne’s fellow TCM host Ben Mankiewicz wrote in a statement. Osborne then went on to become an entertainment reporter for outlets like   The Hollywood Reporter, where he wrote the “Rambling Reporter” column from 1982 to 2000. After college, he tried his hand at acting and   made appearances in shows like   The Beverly Hillbillies, among others. pic.twitter.com/UKgM91i2JE
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Show Full Article Longtime Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne died   Monday at the age of 84. Robert’s contributions were fundamental in shaping   TCM   into what it is today, and we owe him a debt of   gratitude that can never be   repaid.

Chance the Rapper will donate $1 million to Chicago public schools

Bruce Rauner over funding CPS. “As a private citizen, as a parent, and as a product of CPS, I ask that you guys join and fight with me,” Bennett said. I’m challenging major companies in Chicago and across the U.S. to donate and take action.”
The announcement comes days after Bennett’s meeting with Illinois Gov. This check is a call to action. The Grammy Award-winning rapper (real name Chancellor Bennett) thanked his fans for their role, noting   that the donation money came out of ticket sales for his upcoming tour, made possible by “unprecedented coordination” between competing corporations like LiveNation and Ticketmaster as well as independent promoters and venues across the country. Bennett announced that for every $100,000 donated this way, his organization   SocialWorks will donate $10,000 to a school of their choosing, focusing on art enrichment and after-school programs. “Organize with me, mobilize with me, in the interest of the children of Chicago. At the conference, Bennett criticized Rauner’s “vague answers” in their meeting, but   declared that they “will not stop me from doing everything I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource, its children.” Bennett implored corporations and fellow celebrities to follow his example and donate to fill CPS’   current $215 million funding gap. In a press conference held Monday at Westcott Elementary School, located just a few blocks from where he grew up on Chicago’s South Side, Chance the Rapper announced he is donating $1 million to Chicago   Public Schools (CPS). They teach kids lessons about how small efforts can have big effects and how collaboration can lead to creativity. https://t.co/ndGPyNxW39
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 6, 2017

Show Full Article This is the beginning.”
Watch the video below. “As an artist and after-school teacher, I know the arts are invaluable. “I’m committed to help Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts,” Bennett said.

‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off delayed as writers take on ‘This Is Us’

How I Met Your Mother   fans will have to wait a bit longer for a spin-off: The two writers behind   How I Met Your Father,   Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, just got promoted to be co-showrunners with Dan Fogelman on the second season of NBC drama   This Is Us   and will be putting the spin-off on the back burner in the meantime,   EW can confirm. “We tried to reach out and engage them about redoing the pilot, but that it’s just not happening. They haven’t.”

Then in late 2016, news broke that Aptaker and Berger were writing a new pilot for a spinoff, this time titled   How I Met Your Father,   with Bays and Thomas serving as executive producers. In 2013, it was announced that they’d be creating a spinoff for CBS titled   How I Met Your Dad   starring Greta Gerwig, with Meg Ryan taking on the role of narrator. As a result, it didn’t make it onto the fall schedule. You hope they can resolve themselves. Craig Thomas and Carter Bays’   How I Met Your Mother   ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2014. Show Full Article “We have an extraordinary track record of retooling shows,” CBS exec Nina Tassler told EW at the time. You run into these kinds of issues. The Hollywood Reporter   first   reported the news. The network wanted to rework the pilot, though, something Bays and Thomas weren’t willing to do. It’s not clear who would star in this version, and there currently isn’t a timeline for its development.

‘Ill Will’ by Dan Chaon: EW Review

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Show Full Article His parents were killed in spectacularly gruesome fashion when he was a kid, and now he’s been sucked into a series of local drownings by an unstable patient who’s obsessed with the case. As Chaon moves nimbly between viewpoints, calling memories and relationships into question, a powerful undercurrent of dread begins to form beneath the story, slowly but inexorably pulling you under. In Chaon’s latest, two sets of unsolved murders haunt middle-aged therapist Dustin Tillman. Reading a truly terrifying novel can make you feel like you’re drowning: As much as you may want to surface and catch your breath, the plot holds you in its grip.

Lin-Manuel Miranda releases climate change-themed playlist

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— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 6, 2017

The playlist consists of 16 different tunes, all of which include some reference to the Earth or weather, particularly extreme temperatures, kicking off with the ominously titled, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M. I hope you like it. This one bangs.”

I made you a new mix!It's called Climb It, Change Is Real. Theme is self-evident. Lin-Manuel Miranda is an actor, singer, songwriter, and playwright, and now, the Hamilton scribe can add environmental activist to the list. https://t.co/SmyI2SSeIu
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 31, 2017

Listen to Miranda’s latest playlist below. Talk about a jack of all trades. This one bangs: https://t.co/pmoyXFEbFo
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 6, 2017

Here's the playlist, make it on the music thingy that tickles your fainciest fancy. Miranda also included some serious throwbacks,   from “Hot in Herre” by Nelly, to “This Is Why I’m Hot” by MiMs and “Temperature,” by Sean Paul, among others. “It’s called Climb It, Change Is Real. In January, he compiled a playlist   called ‘Rise Up Eyes Up Wise Up,’ in response to Trump’s immigrant ban, that included songs from K’NAAN, Green Day, and the Roots. Theme is self-evident. “I made you a new mix!” Miranda wrote. So I learned how to use the Spotify thingy on my day off and I made you a mix. Show Full Article Miranda tweeted Monday morning that he’d compiled a Spotify playlist of songs about climate change, aptly titled, ‘Climb It, Change Is Real,’ in a dig to the members of the Trump administration who have denied the existence of climate change. This isn’t the first time Miranda has used his passion for music to help get a message across.

Hugh Jackman on the pros and cons of having Wolverine as a dad

Show Full Article To the world, Hugh Jackman is Wolverine. But, to his kids, he’s dad… and Wolverine. To read more on Logan, stay tuned to EW.com and 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. While it turns out that sometimes having Wolverine as your dad might score you a date, other times it could lead to nightmares. Watch the clip above. “I do remember catching him out on the beach in Australia, once when he was 12, talking to a 15-year-old girl,” Jackman said of his son. In honor of Logan, the actor’s final appearance as the X-Men character, Jackman graced the cover of the latest EW issue and sat down for a lengthy chat. “And I could hear him saying, ‘Yeah, my dad is Wolverine.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, he’s worked that one out.’”
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. Jackman recalled when his son was a toddler, he slept with a Wolverine doll, which   featured the actor’s voice saying some intimidating lines. Among the topics   discussed was the effect   playing the iconic mutant has had on his role as dad. “He used to roll over in the middle of night and hear these very sort of violent little three or four word phrases… that he was just taking in sublimely,” he laughed.

Ewan McGregor is unrecognizable in ‘Fargo’ season 3 promo

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Fargo returns on April 19 on FX. #Fargo's all new story begins April 19 on @FXNetworks. Thanks to the power of makeup, McGregor has transformed into Ray Stussy, a balding parole officer who teams up with Mary Elizabeth Winsted‘s (Braindead) recent parolee Nikki Swango. pic.twitter.com/LcoOKm2CVk
— Fargo (@FargoFX) March 6, 2017

The third season of   Fargo hasn’t even premiered yet, but the show is already dishing out a few surprises. As EW reported last May, McGregor will also play Emmit, a handsome real estate mogul who also happens to be Ray’s twin, and the person he blames for the way his life has turned out. In a preview shared via Twitter on Monday, Fargo gives fans the first glimpse of   Ewan McGregor   in the series. The duo is seen finishing up their meal   and leaving a diner after noticing a police officer. Show Full Article The upcoming season will be set a few years after season 1, and will also star Carrie Coon (The Leftovers)   as Gloria Burgle, the recently divorced chief of the Eden Valley Police. Watch the new promo   above. Never ignore the warning signs.

E! airs ‘Cruel Intentions’ without same-sex kiss

A source tells EW that   E! Although hesitant at first, Cecile ends up enjoying the exercise. RELATED: 16 of the Most Long-Awaited Kisses in TV History

A Cruel Intentions reboot series was in the works at NBC last year, but NBC passed on it in October.  

Show Full Article The scene   in question features privileged New York City teenager Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) teaching her sheltered friend Cecile Caldwell (Blair) how to properly kiss a man with a hands-on demonstration. was airing an older, made-for-TV version of   Cruel Intentions, for which E! declined to comment on this story. (The Peacock Network and E! The scene won Gellar and Blair the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss in 2000. 1999’s   Cruel Intentions   is remembered partly for the same-sex kiss shared by stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair. share the same parent company, NBCUniversal.)
A rep for E! did not oversee the standards and practices, and that the channel would be willing to air a newer version with the kiss scene included if the situation arises again. aired the movie over the weekend, the kiss was missing. But when E!