Celebrities pay tribute to Chuck Berry

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— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) March 18, 2017

I am so sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing – a big inspiration! Chuck Berry has changed frequencies today. He drove this Cadillac—now in our @NMAAHC—on stage at the Fox Theater in St. Half the rock-n-roll artist today wouldn't be playing had Chuck not been there at the beginning. Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! https://t.co/Z0VQBYFTsN
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 18, 2017

Same 💔Thanks always CB https://t.co/XwJVW6SMWI
— KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall) March 18, 2017

Remembering musician Chuck Berry. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. Love & Mercy
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry. Many in the music industry who have been influenced by his work and sound — plus those from movies and TV — were quick to pay tribute to Berry via social media. RIP Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock'n'roll & a massive influence. – Huey
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) March 18, 2017

Music was changed forever by Chuck Berry’s groundbreaking impact. GO JOHNNY GO. B. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Kennedy Center honoree, who TIME magazine named one of the 10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players   in 2009, was hailed by many for his lasting legacy. https://t.co/k7fKmgSmSt
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) March 18, 2017

The King is dead. pic.twitter.com/lKEpb6xaK7
— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 18, 2017

Hail hail Chuck Berry! rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017

R I P Chuck Berry …
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 18, 2017

Your music rocketed on Earth. I’m glad I had a chance to know, love, and work with Chuck Berry during my life and career. — Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry pic.twitter.com/cnI9xGIjfj
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) March 18, 2017

#RestInPeace to the legend #chuckberry thank you so much for all of the music 🙏🏽
— American Authors (@aauthorsmusic) March 18, 2017

RIP to a hero in music and a hero in life. Our Rock & Roll legend Mr. we all thank u
— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry died. Johnny B. https://t.co/MpV8bFdRyL
— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) March 18, 2017

A legend is gone. Goode forever. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. https://t.co/TnlQviACPO
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) March 18, 2017

"If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry"John Lennon (with Chuck Berry)Mike Douglas TV Show, 1972 pic.twitter.com/ViJtLblEwt
— John Lennon (@johnlennon) March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/0TwpdDmw9e
— The Jacksons (@Jacksons) March 18, 2017

Dang another one not funkin' with us. Chuck Berry, the legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter, and rock and roll pioneer, died Saturday in Missouri at age 90. Join… https://t.co/aSIayg1lSJ
— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) March 18, 2017

Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. https://t.co/UzJx74c36p
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 18, 2017

Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived. What a great life in music. A moment of… https://t.co/sR8A2YMnq0
— Slash (@Slash) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry. Wow. pic.twitter.com/F6hv9OT7yQ
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 18, 2017

R.I.P. He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock 'n Roll. chuck berry is one of the most important guitar players in rock n roll history. Rock on brother! #JohnnyBGoode #RIP, Chuck Berry. Louis https://t.co/VybeEOBhTf pic.twitter.com/2wXIJx5Pwn
— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) March 18, 2017

To the greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time RIP chuck berry. Original Pure Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
“Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency,” wrote Keith Urban, while former American Idol judge and bassist Randy Jackson, who has played with everyone from Journey to Mariah Carey, extended his thanks to the “greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time.”
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See more reactions below. RIP, Mr. Goode. None of us would have been here without you. His music and his influence will last forever. thank you. — Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017

The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. Thank You Chuck. — SWMRS (@swmrs) March 18, 2017

R I P. — marc maron (@marcmaron) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry !!!! https://t.co/tOMuQzUgPX
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berryhttps://t.co/9MoHHXnxD7
— Carole King (@Carole_King) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry… https://t.co/Wmbg5wXRzz
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) March 18, 2017

Hail, Hail, the King of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry. To the father of ROCK N ROLL the genius CHUCK BERRY ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾Johnny be good
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) March 18, 2017

Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip
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Show Full Article In a statement released to EW, Joan Jett said, “Hail hail rock n roll. “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived,” tweeted Bruce Springsteen via his official account. Then it went interstellar aboard @NASAVoyager. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain't bad for rock and roll. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king.

Legendary musician, rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry dies at 90

Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. “The St. Berry scored his biggest hit in 1972 with the novelty single “My Ding-a-Ling” but it was the records he released in the ’50s with the Chicago-based Chess label for which he will be best remembered. He was 90. Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. However, he remained a revered figure by the music icons he had inspired. When Keith Richards inducted Berry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, the Stones guitarist claimed to have “lifted every lick” that Berry ever played. The latter group’s “Surfin’ USA” so directly copied Berry’s song “Sweet Little Sixteen” that the rock pioneer cried foul and was given a co-writing credit. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”
According to the post, “The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”
Berry’s onstage showmanship, guitar-playing, song arrangements, and lyrics were hugely influential on artists such as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys. “St. today (Saturday, March 18). By the late ’70s, the hits had dried up, and in 1979 Berry was found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to four months in jail. Charles County police confirmed. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.” read a note on the department’s Facebook page. The question of who exactly invented rock and roll may never ever be conclusively decided. Show Full Article Goode,” and “Carol,” which would be covered by the Rolling Stones early in their career. (In the 2008 movie Cadillac Records   inspired by the Chess Records story, Mos Def portrayed Berry.) These include “Maybelline,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Johnny B. But few did more to shape and popularize the genre than Chuck Berry, who died Saturday in Missouri, the St.

Josh Gad surprises audiences at ‘Beauty and the Beast’ screenings

Josh Gad made the Beauty and the Beast experience more magical for a few movie theaters over the weekend. “No, don’t cry. You’re embarrassing both of us,” he joked. This time at @amctheatres @disneysprings in Orlando FL! #beourguest #disneysprings @beautyandthebeast
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Surprise singalong at @amctheatres @disneysprings with an incredible crowd. #suprisepopin #BeautyAndTheBeast
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But, his “favorite surprise of all” was coming out to see   dinner guests at the Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort. “You guys are clearly not disappointing,” he said. Another city. As shown in video posted to his Instagram feed, the actor surprised audiences coming out to see the film at various New York, Orlando, and Walt Disney World   locations. The LeFou actor also   popped over to the Regal Cinema   on 42nd Street to “pump up a crowd that clearly was already pumped.”

A little theater surprise pop-in on at @AMCTheatres 34th to a #BeautyAndTheBeast   audience. Gad performed   the eatery’s eponymous song from Beauty and the Beast as he weaved in between   tables. #NYCSupriseGadSightings
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Another theater. #BeautyAndTheBeast #NYCSupriseGadSightings
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Gad then emerged   at the Disney Springs AMC location in Orlando, Fla., leading the audience in a sing-a-long of “Gaston” from the movie. My favorite surprise of all was dropping in on the diners tonight at #beourguestrestaurant in @waltdisneyworld for the launch of #BeautyAndTheBeast @beautyandthebeast
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Show Full Article Another surprise #BeautyAndTheBeast pop in. Gad was spotted at the AMC Theatre on   34th Street in midtown Manhattan, stealing popcorn from an attendee in the middle row and giving a woman a “warm hug” for her   birthday. Paid a little visit to @regalmovies 42nd Street to pump up a crowd that clearly was already pumped. Complete with a special birthday hug. Another surprise. Another theater.

‘The Flash’ nixes speedster villain in season 4

“Next season we’re not going to have a speedster [as the villain],” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said at PaleyFest on Saturday, where the casts of Arrow, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash gathered to spill scoop on their respective series. “They didn’t stop the main ongoing narrative of the season… those episodes really spoke to what the characters were going through. “Episode 18 has Abra Kadabra, who is also a villain from the future,” Kreisberg says. Show Full Article The all-powerful speedster claims to be a god, but that was proven untrue when Jesse Quick (Violett Beane) was able to wound him. RELATED:   New Photos from ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ Musical Crossover
“The person who did those episodes the best were Joss Whedon,” Kreisberg says of “gimmick” hours. “But I will say that they have some really, really cool stuff coming up.”
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Iris and Barry have a great scene, ‘Can you be a hero if you do one bad thing?’”
In order to gain more information on Savitar, Barry will subsequently go to the future during episode 19, which is called “The Once and Future Flash,” which is the title of a 1993 issue of the comics. “He knows who Savitar is and comes with a moral conundrum: Do Barry and the team let Abra Kadabra go in order to get Savitar’s identity? “You’re f—ing right we are.”
During the panel, Amell also answered a fan question in regards to whether Oliver and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) would ever get back together. In the meantime, Barry’s (Grant Gustin) attention will turn away from the big bad during Tuesday’s episode as the Scarlet Speedster gets trapped in a ’40s send-up alongside Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) — both of whom are facing personal issues in their respective love lives. We set it up on both Supergirl and Flash that Barry and Kara would be at romantic crossroads so when they go into the musical episode, they’re both in the same place, so they go on this journey together to get back what they think they’ve lost or not.”
Speaking of crossovers, Kreisberg reiterated what he recently told press: “We’re going to try to do a real,true four-way crossover with all four shows,” therefore including Supergirl as well, rather than just being on The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. “Barry decides that the only way he can find out what he needs to know is in the future,” Kreisberg says. It’s a great mortality play. Though The CW super series has featured a speedster villain each season — Reverse-Flash, Zoom, and Savitar — that won’t be the case moving forward. For now, the mystery plaguing Team Flash is the identity of Savitar. ET on The CW. “That’s not really up to me,” he said. The Flash is going to be shaking things up in season 4! “We’ve been planning this for a while and we’re really excited about it.”
They may get help in that regard with the upcoming introduction of Abra Kadabra (David Dastmalchian). Stephen Amell says he asked CW chief Mark Pedowitz if they’d do a big crossover event every year, and the actor says he responded in the affirmative. ET and Arrow airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. “With Savitar, we know who he is under there,” Kreisberg says.

‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Mr. Roosevelt’ top SXSW audience award winners

Roosevelt   are among   the audience award winners from the film festival in Austin, Tex. Out of the 130 feature and 128 shorts screened over the course of nine days at   the SXSW,   here are the films   audiences are raving about. See the full list of audience award winners below. “When I started actually writing it I had ideas for set pieces,” the writer-director of the Cornetto trilogy told the audience, “so just through listening to my record collection I would visualize themes and then when I wrote the rest of the script I wouldn’t write the scene until I found the right track.”

Wells also   spoke with   EW of her directorial debut, about   a struggling comedian who returns home after a family member falls ill. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION 

Audience Award Winner: The Light of the Moon
Director: Jessica M. And it looks like people   did. Moberg and Jared Young
Virtual Cinema Grand Jury Awards
VIRTUAL REALITY: ROOM-SCALE
Winner: After Solitary
Directors: Cassandra Herrman, Lauren Mucciolo
Special Jury Recognition for Innovative Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Field of Health: Reinvent
Directors: Ian Forester, Sook-lei Liew, PhD
360° VIDEO
Winner: Behind the Fence
Directors: Lindsay Branham, Jonathan Olinger
Special Jury Recognition for Technical Excellence: Dreams of “O”
Directors: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël

Show Full Article Roosevelt 

Director: Noël Wells
DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT 

Audience Award Winner: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin 

Director: Jennifer M. Another winner was The Big Sick, directed by   Michael Showalter. Kroot
VISIONS
Audience Award Winner: Becoming Bond
Director: Josh Greenbaum
MIDNIGHTERS
Audience Award Winner: 68 Kill 

Director: Trent Haaga
EPISODIC
Audience Award Winner: Dear White People
Director: Justin Simien
24 BEATS PER SECOND 

Audience Award Winner: May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
Directors: Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio
GLOBAL
Audience Award Winner: Divine Divas
Director: Leandra Leal
FESTIVAL FAVORITES 

Audience Award Winner: The Big Sick 

Director: Michael Showalter
SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Audience Award Winner: Into The Current
Directors: Chris R. Thompson’s The Light of the Moon, Luke Korem’s Dealt, and   Noël Wells’ Mr. Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver,   Jessica M. Thompson
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION 

Audience Award Winner: Dealt
Director: Luke Korem
HEADLINERS
Audience Award Winner: Baby Driver
Director: Edgar Wright
NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner: Mr. “The comedy movies that I really love all resonate with people on a human level, and the intent at the end of the day is I hope people will connect [with this movie],” she said. The film was purchased by Amazon for a brow-raising $12 million out of the Sundance Film Festival. The full list — including narratives, documentaries, and episodic categories — was revealed on Saturday, after the 2017 jury   prizes were announced on Tuesday. Baby Driver, Wright’s action film choreographed to the soundtrack of the titular getaway driver played by Ansel Elgort, received an uproarious applause after   its world   premiere.

Mark Hamill shares ‘Star Wars’ photo from first shoot day as Luke Skywalker

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford began filming George Lucas’ Star Wars saga. Among the scenes planned for day one of production include Luke buying   R2-D2 and C-3PO off of the desert traders. “Perhaps the very 1st.” Shown in the background are what appear to be Jawas. RELATED: See All of EW’s Star Wars Covers
In a separate response to a fan, the actor wrote, “Crew was kind but thought [Star Wars]   was ‘rubbish’ – I kept telling them ‘We’re on a winner!’”

Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st shot (emerging from home for robot auction)-Perhaps the very 1st #LukePic #SW pic.twitter.com/WMCGnWCotP
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 18, 2017

Judging by my clueless expression, probably both. He’ll appear alongside Fisher (who filmed scenes as General Leia Organa   before   her death in December), Ford, and newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac. Show Full Article 15. On Saturday, Hamill shared a throwback photo   from his   first day at work, wearing his Luke Skywalker garb in the Tunisian desert that served as the set for Tatooine. Crew was kind but thought #SW was "rubbish"-I kept telling them"We're on a winner!"#LOLuke https://t.co/S6mzZbWLvD
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 18, 2017

Nearly 41 years after this snapshot was taken, Hamill is now preparing for his debut as an older Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi   following an earlier cameo in The Force Awakens. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters this Dec. “Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st shot (emerging from home for robot auction),” Hamill tweeted of principal photography, which kicked off on   March 22, 1976.

James Gunn: Groot’s popularity made him ‘better-written character’ in ‘Guardians’ sequel

The guy playing Groot was a stand-in on the last movie and so we just kind of always forgot he was there. “But now everyone knows Groot so well that we have much larger awareness, me and the cast, of a Baby Groot being there at all times, and him being one of the members in the scene.”
He added, “I think he’s a better-written character than the first Groot in some ways. “The whole personality of Groot and who he was, it was there on the page and then you forget about it while you were shooting the first movie,” Gunn told ComicBook.com in an interview. “I’m sure some people think that but for me keeping him Baby Groot throughout the film was the creative change that opened the film up for me,” he tweeted. He doesn’t talk very much, so you’re doing all these scenes and when we have the scenes in the movie where they turn to Groot and Groot’s like, ‘Why are you forgetting me?’ That’s really what we felt like while we were shooting the first film.”
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. “I always think of the Groot that we saw on the first Guardians as a college-level Groot, so he’s not fully grown yet, but he’s a man. 2 returns Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot. The next Guardians film will open in theaters this May 5. Show Full Article According to writer-director James Gunn, Baby Groot became a “better-written character” after his breakout   popularity. The actor teased the character “couldn’t be more naive” when he meet him next. If you were among the millions of Marvel fans who fell in love with Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems you’ll love him even more in the sequel. And once he sacrifices himself at the end of the movie, now he has to start all over, so to speak, but we’re gonna see this goofy, adorable, baby Groot thing running around the screen and just learning as he goes.”

Despite what some fans might believe, Gunn promised Baby Groot is not a ploy to sell more merchandise. Not that he was poorly written at all, but I think he’s just [a] more complete character.”
RELATED:   James Gunn says there will definitely be a third Guardians of the Galaxy film
Gunn recalled of his experience shooting scenes with Groot during the first Guardians film, “A lot of times on the first movie we were like, ‘Are we even putting Groot in this movie?’ Because Sean [Gunn] plays Rocket on set, and he’s so present as Rocket that you’re very aware of Rocket as a character.

Watch these ‘Beauty and the Beast’ super fans’ surreal cosplay karaoke

Dan Stevens, who plays the Beast, got to do a little cosplay with the actual fangs he wore in the movie. What better way to celebrate the opening of   Beauty and the Beast than with a round of cosplay karaoke? A group of Disney super fans from the Smule community —   the largest social platform for music — have already set the bar high with a beastly performance of “Tale As Old As Time,” complete with impressive costumes and vocals so good we almost thought it was a track! “I used the fangs in the pre-production exploration to find the voice, to find the shape of the mouth,” Stevens, 34, tells PEOPLE. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. The film’s opening on Friday has inspired all sorts of interesting reactions from fans — like the couple who got engaged at a   Beauty and the Beast   showing in Hollywood Friday. Show Full Article The groom-to-be even added his own cosplay flair, donning the Beast’s jacket while he got down on one knee. Potts and more favorite characters. Despite all the great outfits fans have put together, nothing compares to the real thing. “I did get to take those home and play with those and yeah, freaked my kids out a bit.”
He continues, “But they kind of grew to love them. I still have them. Check out the video below to see the fans dressed as Belle, the Beast, Lumière, Mrs. They’re great at Halloween.”

Beauty and the Beast   is in theaters now. They would request that I would put them in and freak their friends out.

Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’ to be ‘girly martial arts extravaganza,’ director says

2, 2018. The next   Mulan promises to pack some serious punches. “But the budget and the location and the story [are]   offering such scope to me for [an] incredible, muscular piece of girly martial arts extravaganza in China. (In a separate interview with Moviefone, Caro addressed the question: “From what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children.”) But, despite classics like “Reflection” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,”   Mulan already isn’t an average   Disney princess; the   young woman, who enters the army disguised as a man in place of her aging   father,   would rather swing a sword than twirl a gown. “We’re going to start learning mixed martial arts in preparation.”
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It’s still unclear whether the film will be more of a musical — like the live-action Beauty and the Beast   —   or with a few songs sprinkled in — like The Jungle Book. Show Full Article Niki Caro (Whale Rider), who will direct Disney’s upcoming live-action movie, called the   remake “a   girly martial arts extravaganza” during a new interview. Jason Reed, Chris Bender, and Jake Weiner are producing. Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) will executive produce the live-action film, based on a script by   Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek that was rewritten by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. “I haven’t started yet so I can’t give you any real detail,” Caro told ScreenCrush while promoting her latest film, The Zookeeper’s Wife. Mulan is scheduled for release on Nov. And I can’t wait.”
“I’ve got my little girl, she’s 9,” Caro   added.

Bill Maher calls Rachel Maddow’s tax scoop ‘a Help Trump Burger’

Did you see this? You have a drop!’”

Show Full Article “This is probably the best tax return he’s ever filed, which makes me think this came from Donald Trump. On Friday’s Real Time, Bill Maher said it all amounted to “a Help Trump Burger.”
“Liberals have to be so careful these days. If we want to win, we can’t get played. As you said, he’s actually good at this. I’m a big fan of Rachel Maddow, I want her on the air, but you can be a fan of somebody and not like everything they do,” he told guest panelists Barney Frank, a former Massachusetts   congressman, and author Andrew Sullivan. “It’s really odd, and there’s reasons to worry about it.” She added, “So when we found out that we had one, it was like speaking to a group of people dying of thirst in the desert and we were like, ‘Behold, we have found a drop.’ ‘A drop? Rachel Maddow’s scoop on   Trump’s tax returns   sparked a media frenzy and left many   disappointed over the hype after her report aired on MSNBC Tuesday night. … Her journalistic scoop was, apparently, to say, ‘Oh, thank you.’ I don’t consider that crusading journalism.” Though, Maher reiterated, “All I’m saying is, let’s not weaponize Rachel Maddow.” (See the full conversation here.)
Maddow appeared on The Tonight Show Wednesday   to discuss her report, which she admitted did not hold “a damning bombshell.”
“I think the reason people were so excited is because it’s really weird that the president hasn’t released his financial information,” she told host Jimmy Fallon. And then it turned out to be a big Nothing Burger. “And this   week she hypes   — which   is okay — that’s what people objected to, the big hype — ‘She’s got some of Trump’s tax returns!’ like it was liberal New Year’s Eve. Worse than a Nothing Burger, it was a Help Trump Burger.”
Maddow’s MSNBC report revealed two pages from Trump’s 2005 tax returns that showed he paid $38 million   on $150 million   earnings, “which is well within respectable,” Maher said. This is getting played, I’m sorry.”
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Frank commented, “I didn’t like what she did.

Experience ‘The Flash’-‘Supergirl’ musical crossover through John Barrowman’s eyes

on The CW. For goodness sake, Darren [Criss] has been doing this on Glee for ages, and I watched him, I love him. Tell us about the movie musical. In the script, when Grant’s character is watching the movies, that’s what I used to do, just put on a movie musical — I still do it to this day with my best friend Brett and my husband. For days, the snow has been falling, blanketing Vancouver in a winter wonderland. The Music Meister, and this is the same way I feel with Merlyn, he’s a bad guy, but he’s actually doing something to help somebody, so there is method to his madness. And I think Darren does a really great job of that because he’s a little sly, he’s a little sneaky, but he tells them exactly to follow the script. Recording’s no problem. I grew up watching the ’40s musicals, so to do this and be in the ’40s, it’s just a treat. I worked a little bit before everybody came in. Me and Xavier, my other best friend, we sit and we watch movies, do it on a Saturday night, so this is my world. It’s just ironic that everyone who does make the appearance in this world is from the musical world. Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow star John Barrowman, who will lend his unexceptional vocal skills to the hour. But a torrential rain has turned the snow to slush. Well, I watched   Smash and I also saw Newsies on Broadway — I’m a big fan of genre television and also musicals myself, and I watched Glee. I’m a very good bluffer. Between takes of an epic ensemble number, Barrowman practices his moves, but he had a spare moment to share his experience with EW   (check out photos here, and get more scoop here). We’ve got a couple people from the other shows who are a little bit, “Why wasn’t I asked to do it?” which is really awesome. I’m kind of privileged to be part of it. Currently inside in a pristine white dinner jacket is a mobster, and the owner of the club, a.k.a. I love the ’40s. Really.” But they planned on it all along and so they then came and said, “You’re going to do this, you’ll sing this song, and you’ll be in the big dance number.” And I was like, “This is awesome!” But then, all of a sudden, they show me the dance steps and I’m not a hip-hopper, no way. You want honesty? Even so, some fans brave the weather outside The Columbia, a theater 30 minutes southeast of downtown Vancouver that’s been dressed to look like a ’40s nightclub for the highly anticipated Flash–Supergirl musical crossover. I was meant to have a three-hour rehearsal of this. He’s fantastic and I was a little nervous. Piece of cake. I did my thing and then I felt a little more comfortable. “Just follow the script and you’ll be fine because you’re here to learn something.”

What’s it been like getting to work with all these people? See I don’t see myself as a villain. I, however, finished filming a scene here, and Legends said, “You have to come right back to us.” I went to Legends, missed my rehearsal over here, and I only got a 15-minute rehearsal five days ago and 15 minutes this morning before we started. JOHN BARROWMAN: Well, when I found out about the musical, I thought immediately, “I really hope I can be a part of it,” and then I put forward the feelers out to Warner Brothers, to CW, everybody. Because I posted [on social media] who I’m with today but haven’t said anything, just said we’re doing a big number, there’s people outside apparently and they’re going, “Take a picture! That’s why Barry knows me as Malcolm Merlyn, but Supergirl doesn’t know me as Malcolm Merlyn. I absolutely love the ’40s style and I was privileged at times to meet people like Howard Keel and June Allyson and Gene Kelly and all the greats, to sit down and talk to them, Esther Williams. This is all existing in their heads, not in reality. That’s all I can say. Melissa I know obviously from Supergirl. I’m exceptionally confident vocally, I’m exceptionally confident when I’m on camera doing all the other stuff, but when it comes to a style of dancing that I’m not so confident about, I am very nervous, and I was very nervous this morning. Take a picture of Darren’s ass!” So I’m going to send a baboon’s bum instead. So to be involved in this and be asked to be involved with a really happy bunch of good people, who are really wanting to do good work, it’s awesome and that’s what our DC universe is like. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you feel when you first found out there would be a musical? What’s that prep been like for you? I’ve been there, where you guys are,” and I called my husband on the phone and I said, “I finally feel my age sitting with all of them.” But it’s great to be a part of it and great to work with everybody. What’s interesting is you have in this different world — whether you want to call it an alternate universe, or in the musical world, or the Musical Meister’s world — we are all within the minds of the two truths that go through the story, which are Grant and Melissa, Flash and Supergirl,   and they’re going through it as the truth and the rest of us are what’s in their head. I panicked, but it’s fun. This is my world. I hadn’t heard anything, and I just basically then said, “I think you would be daft or stupid not to have me in this. I see myself as a misunderstood hero. How do you think Music Meister compares to other villains we’ve seen on the show? Check out our full gallery of The Flash–Supergirl musical crossover photos here, get the scoop on the crossover here, check out our interviews with Darren Criss here, Carlos Valdes here,   and Melissa Benoist here. Absolutely. But this world it’s a creation of a couple of musicals put together and also very much like Romeo & Juliet. So that’s why I came in early. I’m loving it. It’s very bizarre. But in the recording studio? Everybody makes an appearance. Were you nervous coming in to do a dance scene like this? [Laughs.]
The musical crossover will kick off at the end of Supergirl’s March 20 hour, with the majority of the action taking place during The Flash‘s March 21 episode;   Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m., and   The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. I was…no. What are your thoughts on the ’40s ambiance? Piece of cake. Show Full Article And you know what? I sat last night up in the Green Room, the dressing room with everybody, and they’re all talking and talking and we’re doing stuff, and they’re going through things, and I just sat there and I thought, “You know what? The characters, Supergirl and Flash, don’t have to understand why they’re doing it to begin with, nor does anybody else in the world that we’ve created, but as long as the audience at home gets it, that’s what makes a good villain. Normally, when I do a musical like on stage in the West End or if I’ve done on Broadway, if I’m playing the lead, I set up with the choreographer that I have a few days before everybody comes in just so I know what I’m doing a little bit. I’m a bit fanboying out to be honest. But this? It’s all good. I celebrate my 50th birthday in March. I can make it look like I’m rehearsing, but I kind of know the stuff.

Jon Glaser gave Jimmy Fallon a ‘stunning’ ‘Girls’ spoiler

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Want more insult to injury? “I shouldn’t say this, but that’s how the season ends,” Glaser, a master at keeping secrets close to the vest, added. “He’s got a job, he cleaned up his act, he’s working at — he’s a floor manager at Forever 21.” But even that “may or may not be true,” he continued. This article doesn’t actually spoil anything from the final season of the HBO comedy — unless you consider   Laird’s new day job a major bombshell. See the clip below. “You gotta watch the show to find out.”
“That’s not the spoiler. Fallon screened “the end scene from Girls,” which turned out to be Laird’s cameo appearance on last Sunday’s   episode. “It’s the final season of the show and, you know, Laird’s being Laird,” the comedian joked to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Friday night. No one cares,” Fallon laughed. ET on NBC. The Tonight Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. Don’t worry, Girls fans.

Donald Trump once kicked One Direction out of his hotel, Liam Payne reveals

New York is ruthless for us.”
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Payne added: “So he was like, ‘OK, then I don’t want you in my hotel.’ So we had to leave.”

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is currently beefing with Snoop Dogg. Trump replied to the controversial clip on Twitter on Wednesday, arguing that Snoop wouldn’t have got away with it if the video was aimed at predecessor President Obama and describing the rapper’s career as “failing”. Bow Wow then waded in, threatening to “pimp” Trump’s wife, Melania. It was about [meeting] his daughter. It led to criticism, with former Trump rival Marco Rubio suggesting that it could inspire an assassination attempt. Earlier this week, Snoop shared a music video that featured   the rapper pulling a gun on a man impersonating the President. Obviously in New York we can’t really go outside. Show Full Article “Trump actually kicked us out of his hotel once,” Payne recalled in an interview with Rollacoaster. Liam Payne has revealed that Donald Trump once kicked One Direction out of his hotel. This article originally appeared on NME.com. “You wouldn’t believe it. He said, ‘Well, wake them up’ and I was like ‘No’ and then he wouldn’t let us use the underground garage. Payne and his bandmates were staying at the five-star Trump Tower in New York City when they were summoned by Trump to meet his daughter. He phoned up our manager and we were asleep.

Taraji P. Henson shoots cabbage juice and Jameson for ‘Tonight Show’ drinking game

Taraji P. At least they didn’t have to ingest anything with potato water or corned beef gravy. “That’s gonna give me gas,” the Empire star joked after shooting the   concoction. Fallon had the trash can nearby just in case either had to ralph. “Does that tickle?” she asked, while rubbing and patting the disc against the game. Fallon had it slightly easier with four-leaf clover juice and Irish tea, and another combo of Shamrock Shake and Irish coffee. Each took turns dropping discs down the Plinko-like wall into random cups and forcing themselves to drink the contents. Henson and Jimmy Fallon celebrated St. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. Henson started things off with a doozy: cabbage juice and Jameson. Show Full Article ET on NBC. Drinking aside, the real fun was watching Henson   mess around with the Drinko wall, voiced by Steve Higgins. Patrick’s Day with   a classic Tonight Show drinking game: Drinko. “Are you getting excited?”
Watch the rounds of Drinko in the clip below.

‘The Walking Dead’ cast, producers look ahead to season finale, future (Richonne baby?!)

“It’s rising up,” Sasha portrayer Sonequa Martin-Green told EW. Gimple recently telling EW that “things become quantum intense.”
The hit AMC series kicked off Paleyfest 2017   Friday night at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, with the creative team and cast, including Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, and Lauren Cohan, looking back and most importantly, forward. So that’s what these last three episodes are about, that’s what the entire back   eight has been about.”
While the end of the March 5 episode, “Say Yes,” showed Sasha striking an unlikely alliance with Rosita to go after Negan, another strong female has returned to the fold, albeit reluctantly. I wanted to get away from pain.’ So I don’t think the way she views it is any different, she’s just doing what she knows she has to do and she’s known that all along.”

As fans eagerly await for what is hopefully a more celebratory finale than last season’s bloodbath cliffhanger, Gimple is already hard at work on the season 8 premiere, which will be the show’s milestone 100th episode. “Holy s—, maybe I’m the cure,” said Lincoln in astonishment, with the crowd erupting in applause — besides comic book creator Robert Kirkman, who instantly shot down the proposal: “I just want to say that was cute.”
Without the blessing of Kirkman, Lincoln might be out of luck with his dream ending,   but he might be getting lucky in another area. I didn’t just get away from these people, I love these people. “It’s painful. War is coming. It’s about setting up this giant, epic tale to come, not only in season 8, but beyond.”
And what will that future hold? It’s time to be the leaders we are, to sacrifice for something greater. When asked by a fan about the possibility of Rick and Michonne having a baby, the actor replied with a smile, “I mean, we’ve got to repopulate the world.”

Show Full Article With Rick mounting an army to go against Negan and the Saviors, the last three episodes of The Walking Dead season 7 are heading for a showdown, with showrunner Scott M. “I think she’s ready to fight,” McBride, who plays Carol, shared with EW. Lincoln has his own ideas, including pitching his idea for the ending of the series, which involves Rick being bit, yelling ‘Carl,’ doing some kung fu, and making a thrilling discovery. When Morgan asked if she got what she wanted, it’s kind of like, ‘No. “It’s very much a conclusion that promises this epic story ahead. Having hit that many episodes may suggest Walking Dead is nearing the end,   yet, Gimple noted, “It’s more about setting up the next 100 episodes.”
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“The end of the season is very much the end of a chapter,” he shared. “It’s the message we’ve been sending out for the entire back eight [episodes], that it’s time to rise up and do something. Rick says to Michonne in episode 712, that it’s not about us anymore, it’s about the future.

‘Crashing’ EP Judd Apatow: ‘We would never give up on Artie Lange’

Crashing executive producer Judd Apatow is speaking out in support of Artie Lange after the comedian was arrested, reportedly on drug charges. “Hey guys. https://t.co/zhm8VBwdnR
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) March 17, 2017

HBO’s Crashing,   created by and starring Pete Holmes as an embattled New York comic, sees Lange play himself as a larger-than-life mentor to the aspiring stand-up. In an interview this month with the   Village Voice, Lange called himself “the Babe Ruth of demons” and said   of Crashing,   “Playing myself is like a therapy session, going back over all that.”
HBO had no comment. Judd, Pete & u. Lange’s real-life history of drug and alcohol abuse was addressed in the show’s second episode. Thx!”
Apatow responded by expressing support for Lange, writing Friday on Twitter, “We would never give up on Artie or anyone struggling with addiction.”

We would never give up on Artie or anyone struggling with addiction. Show Full Article I was arrested. Physically too!” he wrote on Twitter, adding, “To u worried fans pls know I love u. I’m doing great. Lange is perhaps best known for his time on   The Howard Stern Show   and   MADtv. If HBO has to let me go Its my bad! Crashing   was renewed earlier this week for a second season on HBO. Also know I’ve never wanted to live more! Lange, who plays himself in the HBO series, posted a series of tweets after TMZ reported his arrest.

Stephen Colbert quotes Beyoncé in ‘Donald Trump’s Book of Bigly Irish Sayings’

Show Full Article Stephen Colbert is the latest late-night host to poke fun at Donald Trump’s reading of a so-called Irish proverb during a   luncheon with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Instead, it appears to be a poem by Nigerian banker   Albasheer Adam Alhassan, who penned the verse while he was in college. In a video posted to   The Late Show Twitter account on Friday, which was St. “I’m surprised Trump even allowed that poem into the country,” Colbert quipped, referring to Trump’s   stance on immigration. Patrick’s Day, Colbert played a clip of Trump’s stilted reading of a verse, which he introduced as “that proverb — and this is a good one, this is one I like. B. “But it’s very, very famous: ‘You’d better call Becky with the good hair.’”

.@StephenAtHome wishes you all a Happy #StPatricksDay with some of President Trump's favorite Irish proverbs! The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS. I’ve heard it for many, many years and I love it.”
The only problem, Colbert pointed out, was that Trump’s Irish proverb was neither a proverb nor Irish. Yeats and cited George Bernard Shaw as the writer of   Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”
“This next proverb is just listed as ‘traditional’ — we don’t know who wrote it,” Colbert said. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/D1rMwImvAS
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 17, 2017

See the clip, and Colbert’s Beyoncé reference, above. He went on to offer alternative sayings appropriate for the Irish holiday, reading from a green-jacketed book titled “Donald   Trump’s Book of Bigly Irish Sayings.” Colbert attributed lyrics from Dean Martin’s “Amore” to W.

‘Smallville’ actor Michael Rosenbaum to appear in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

“We do have a couple of characters who are very important to the Marvel universe, who are going to make their debut in Guardians Vol. “I’m in freaking Guardians.”

Rosenbaum played Lex Luthor on Smallville and previously worked with the Guardians director on James Gunn’s PG Porn, a web series created by Gunn and his two brothers, Sean and Brian. 2   (out May 5). “I kept yapper shut 4 a year but can finally say what James Gunn announced on Adam Carolla,” he wrote. You can see Rosenbaum’s tweet and a trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is released May 5. The director made the announcement during an appearance on The Adam Carolla Show podcast. James Gunn has revealed that Smallville actor Michael Rosenbaum will play a significant role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Gunn also teased the characters played by both Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone. Show Full Article 2, that people don’t know about,” said Gunn. “And Sylvester Stallone plays one of these characters… But I will say that my friend Michael Rosenbaum also has a pretty decent role in the movie as well and it sort of works in tandem with Sly’s character.”
Rosenbaum subsequently tweeted about Gunn’s announcement. I kept yapper shut 4 a year but can finally say what @JamesGunn announced on @adamcarolla I'm in freaking @Guardians @TheSlyStallone @Marvel pic.twitter.com/rNMrBYQ8Zw
— Michael Rosenbaum (@mrosenbaum711) March 17, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, below.

CNN host Fareed Zakaria says Trump ‘got the presidency by bulls—ting’

You went buckwild on Trump just now! But that’s what he does — he sees something, he doesn’t particularly care if it’s true or not, he just puts it out there. 😩😂 pic.twitter.com/8pjgRcK1Kd
— Giselle J. … When pushed on it, he doesn’t take responsibility: ‘I wasn’t saying that, I was just quoting somebody else.’”
His repeated use of the profanity caused a stir on Twitter. CNN host Fareed Zakaria has some choice words to describe President Donald Trump — and one word in particular. Lmao!! ET. It’s very hard to tell somebody at that point that bulls— doesn’t work, because look at the results, right? The S-word, while banned from broadcast television (the FCC has granted some exceptions during later viewing hours), is not uncommon on cable television. Phelps (@GisellePhelps) March 18, 2017

Did Fareed just say bullshit three times?!?! He has succeeded by bulls—ting. During Friday night’s episode of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, the foreign affairs journalist repeatedly accused Trump of “bulls—ting.”
“I think the president is somewhat indifferent to things that are true or false,” said Zakaria. #cnn #donlemon @donlemon @CNN @FareedZakaria
— Carmen (@bebalex217) March 18, 2017

Damn @FareedZakaria! Show Full Article He has spent his whole life BSing. https://t.co/1D5ODXZ152
— Bennett Berry (@bennettberry) March 18, 2017

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS   airs   Sundays at 10 a.m. “He has spent his whole life bulls—ting. It's come to this! He has gotten the presidency by bulls—ting. https://t.co/B1tfSDs8EA
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) March 18, 2017

Hearing Fareed Zakaria call Trump a "bullshitter" over and over is really the best thing ever. and 1 p.m. Watch Zakaria’s comments in the video below, and read some tweets from viewers. .@FareedZakaria: The President is indifferent to things that are true or false. #TrumpBullshitting pic.twitter.com/TVWjrSa61x
— Hubert Smith (Jr) (@RealHughJ) March 18, 2017

Me watching @FareedZakaria say "bullshit" four times while talking about Trump on CNN pic.twitter.com/JVPTP6W5VJ
— Guneez Ibrahim (@guneezzz) March 18, 2017

Fareed Zakaria saying "bullsh**" is my new favorite thing. https://t.co/qDngmeejqt
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) March 18, 2017

Wait a min! @FareedZakaria is just casually saying the word "b*llshit* repeatedly on @donlemon 's show. And then he puts something else out.

‘The Tonight Show’: Trump’s tax returns, ‘The Bachelor’ finale highlighted in ‘This Week in Words’

Patrick’s Day, Winter Storm Stella, surveillance (via microwave and otherwise), Beauty and the Beast, The Bachelor finale, President Donald Trump’s tax returns, wiretapping claims, the BBC Dad, and more take   the spotlight. Another week has come and gone, and that means a new “This Week In Words” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon   —   and there was a lot to unpack. ET on NBC. Show Full Article But the musical montage plays better on screen, so check out   the Friday night segment below. Tonight: Jimmy sums up the news about wiretapping, Trump tax returns, and the BBC Dad in "This Week in Words" pic.twitter.com/AnWmsyivId
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) March 17, 2017

The Tonight Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. Specifically: March Madness, St. Special attention was given to the awkwardness between Nick Viall and fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi during After the Final Rose” and one, um, let’s say excited reaction to the tax return reveal.