Brett Ratner says planned Johnny Depp movie ‘The Libertine’ is ‘on hold’

“That was a movie I was going to direct next,”   Ratner said. I’m very excited about that. It’s one of the best scripts I’ve ever read.”
But now, 10 months later, Ratner says that The Libertine has been pushed off his crowded plate. Show Full Article There’s another movie I’m going to direct. The divorce was finalized before September. But we’re hoping that The Libertine — one of the most tantalizing projects out on the horizon — does make its way someday to a theater near us. Johnny had some issues with his divorce and stuff. I know what it is but don’t want to say what it is yet.”
On May 23, 2016, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Depp, citing irreconcilable differences. (The 47-year-old is also a very   busy,   prolific producer, with projects ranging from the Oscar-winning The Revenant to the Rush Hour TV series.) During a public Q&A at the Sun Valley Film Festival with EW’s James Hibberd on March 18 (EW was a producing sponsor   of the Idaho fest), Ratner was asked about The Libertine (which is also the name, ironically, of a Johnny Depp movie from 2005). In May of 2016, director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon) indicated that he was moving full-steam ahead on The Libertine, a smaller-scale, satiric drama   about an alleged 2011 hotel room incident involving French political figure and scandal magnet   Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Johnny Depp was attached to star, and Ratner explained to Deadline,   “I read all the scripts, usually when the movies are ready to be greenlit, and this was the one where I said, ‘My god, I wish I was directing this.’ The whole movie takes place in one location, and I’ve never done that before. Whether his divorce is responsible for the lag time in commencing The Libertine, Depp has nonetheless also been very busy with a wide range of upcoming movies, from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to Murder on the Orient Express, both due this year. So we pushed it off. I’m hoping in 2017. He was also the unrecognizable star of this secret Funny Or Die movie. A   representative for Depp did not return a request for comment. “I put it on hold.

‘Legends of Tomorrow’: How will the team feel about Snart’s return?

“It’s a bummer,” Lotz says. That leads to confusion for newer teammates like Nate (Nick Zano) and Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), who don’t know Snart’s heroic side. “I really wanted to, but hopefully they’re saving it for another time. “But she cares a lot about Rory, so seeing how that affects Rory [is difficult]. He’s just a baddie to her, and that means one thing: that they have to eliminate him.”
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Alas, for those fans who were hoping the show would address that surprising Sara (Caity Lotz) and Snart kiss before his death, Lotz says the show hasn’t gone there — yet. Show Full Article “So when he sees Snart again, he very understandably thinks he’s hallucinating again. So, as with all things Legends, the moment is played for comedic effect.”
While the Legends find themselves in a Lord of the Rings-esque hour where they try to destroy the Spear of Destiny — they even get help from J.R.R. But the Rory-Snart relationship is really important, and they had a lot of story left to do with that, so we don’t get to see any of that in this one, but hopefully later; hopefully we’re saving it for later.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. It’s the moment fans have been waiting for: Leonard Snart is finally going to join the Legion of Doom during Tuesday’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. “He returns as a part of the Legion, so he automatically, in her eyes, is a baddie,” Richardson-Sellers says. ET on The CW. “What is fun about it is Rory’s reaction, because the last time Rory saw Snart, he was a hallucination,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW. — Mick seeing a different version of his former partner in crime will certainly weigh heavily on him. The time has finally come, but Snart returns a very different man. The focus of Snart is his relationship with Rory, the original bromance, and I was really bummed, actually, because I wanted to, in the alternative reality [Doomsworld], for Sara and Snart to be dating like a little Bonnie and Clyde. Tolkien! Ever since it was announced at Comic-Con that the former Legend who sacrificed himself last season would be joining the Legion, viewers have wondered when Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) would reappear — and not just as a vision in Mick Rory’s (Dominic Purcell) head.

Puff Daddy, Bad Boy alums to perform at Tribeca premiere of the label’s documentary

Sean Combs) will reunite with some of the biggest names from his label’s history for a special performance. “New York is home. Tickets go on sale Tuesday. The film also goes behind the scenes of Combs’s efforts to bring together Bad Boy alumni for a special 20th anniversary celebration concert last year in Brooklyn. Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans, and Mase are joining the mogul at New York’s Beacon Theatre at the 16th annual festival. Diddy, a.k.a. Diddy, a.k.a. Show Full Article There were ups and downs, a lot of hard work and sacrifice — and more than anything, you see that love that only exists in a family.”

The Bad Boy Story   chronicles the label’s   origins to the painful death of breakout star Notorious B.I.G. This is where Bad Boy began, where the movement started. April 27 at Tribeca Film Festival will be all about the Bad Boy. P. “This is the story of our family —   the biggest names in hip-hop history —   and what happens when we came together for the first time in two decades. As part of the world premiere of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story, Puff Daddy (a.k.a. There was never a question in my mind that this film would premiere right here where it all started,” said Combs in a statement.

Ryan Adams pays tribute to Chuck Berry: ‘We are all swimming in his wake’

Ryan Adams has penned   a heartfelt tribute to the late music   legend   Chuck Berry, whose rip-roaring songs about fast cars and young love   left an indelible imprint on rock &   roll as a whole and Adams in particular. RIP Chuck Berry. What I would give to see Beethoven’s face now. Show Full Article I first heard heard these songs on the radio and on the heavy green record player at my grandparents’ house. I’ll be forever grateful to this master of badassery.”

Adams, who recently   released his 16th album, Prisoner, also recalled first hearing Berry like   “Maybellene,” “Carol,” and “Nadine” in his youth. They were somehow an accepted form of musical danger that left me obsessed with a time and a world I would never quite touch fully   —   his mark were the bricks thrown through the closed storefront windows of small town USA’s dying Main Street. “They were somehow an accepted form of musical danger that left me obsessed with a time and a world I would never quite touch fully   —   his mark were the bricks thrown through the closed storefront windows of small town USA’s dying Main Street,” Adams   said. We are all swimming in his wake, any of us with guitars and smirks and winks for girls — and I especially owe him with my black Cadillac and my wooden walnut ES-355, and my tendency to side with the right hook less the nice guy bulls‑‑‑. He made it feel right to be wrong. He   concluded with a reference to   “Roll Over Beethoven,” Berry’s   1956 hit that served as a rock &   roll call to arms:   “What I would give to see Beethoven’s face now. I’ll be forever grateful to this master of badassery. From “Maybellene” to “Carol” to “Nadine,” my own Chuck Berry painted the geography of a fictional America riddled with sexual tension, fast cars, frustration, telephone operators, taxis, and a Cadillac. He made it feel right to be wrong. Two days after Berry’s death at age 90, Adams   said in a statement to EW,   “We are all swimming in his wake, any of us with guitars and smirks and winks for girls —   and I especially owe him with my black Cadillac and my wooden walnut ES-355, and my tendency to side with the right hook less the nice guy bulls—. Roll over, indeed.”
Read Adams’ full statement   below. — With reporting by   Kevin O’Donnell. Roll over, indeed.

‘Stella’ comedy group releases new short

But before the realization sets in, though, David feverishly surfs the channels on the newfangled-looking TV searching   for   The Oprah Winfrey Show, while one of the Michaels mistakes the hotel thermostat for a “transistor radio” (which is more 1957 than   1997, but anyway). Watch the short above. In their latest outing, Michael, Michael, and David rise from what they believe to have been one night’s sleep   in a random hotel room (purportedly in San Francisco) — and soon discover to their horror and chagrin that they’ve been asleep for 20 years. Show Full Article He was looking for “Semi-Charmed Kind of Life” by Third Eye Blind. https://t.co/AtO4r7TAPI @mshowalter @michaelianblack
— David Wain (@davidwain) March 20, 2017

Stella, a sketch comedy series   that was heavy on the sketch and hilarity, featured the three longtime collaborators (and the biggest creative forces behind the phenomenon that is   Wet Hot American Summer). David Wain, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter are keeping it real — and irreverent — as they bring us yet another Stella short, this one entitled “Rip Van Winkle.”
Announcing the new entry via Twitter on Monday, David Wain wrote, “Oh hey here’s a brand new STELLA short!”

Oh hey here’s a brand new STELLA short!

After creating an anti-Trump billboard, Santa Monica-based artist says she’s received death threats

Latest updates Others have flocked to the area after hearing about the billboard.In an email to The Times, Fiorito said that “due to security concerns,”   she’s not discussing the matter further at the moment.This isn’t the first protest piece Fiorito has created. And Karen Fiorito, the Santa Monica-based artist behind it, said there aren’t plans to take it down anytime soon. In 2004, she was responsible for another billboard that criticized the Bush administration for invading Iraq. Moore   commissioned Fiorito to design the controversial work after Trump’s election. Even amid death threats.“There have been a couple of people who have said they will come and get me, or that I should be sleeping with a gun underneath my pillow,” she told CBS Los Angeles.Artist and historic preservationist Beatrice Moore owns the billboard and the property below it, which houses a   clothing design store called 11th Monkey. The message behind the 40-foot-wide billboard in downtown Phoenix’s arts district is clear.On one side, President   Trump   sits, a Russian flag pinned to his lapel,   flanked by mushroom clouds and dollar   signs drawn in the style   of swastikas.On the opposite side, the word “Unity”   rests above the sign language spelling.It’s the latest piece of resistance art against Trump’s administration. Up   for less than five days, it has, unsurprisingly, already stirred debate.According to Phoenix New   Times, two protesters “with visible guns in tow” held   pro-Trump signs outside the store on Sunday.

15 standout music acts at this year’s SXSW

And her set at Pitchfork’s day party Thursday confirmed that she belongs to be in conversations with   buzzier young Windy City acts like Chance and Vic Mensa. Strikingly cohesive live, the ’90s revivalists   clarified that the spirit of bands like Pavement remains alive and well. (She’s collaborated with both Killer Mike and Martin Solveig.) Expect big things from the young musician, who makes music that sounds something like a cross between M.I.A. Jr. Songs like “Shine” — an ode to staying positive and getting stoned that hit No. As she prowled the stage, it   became clear why The Kills chose Dream Wife to open their upcoming tour. Spoon tore through fresh cuts, like swaggering opener “Do I Have to Talk You Into It” and nocturnal funk jam “Can I Sit Next to You,” as if they’d been playing them for years. The true highlight, though, were Woods’ vocals, which managed to be even more impressive in person than on her recordings. “They’re best viewed at 1:30 in the afternoon, in bright light, and with no booze!” The flamboyant pop-punk duo might’ve claimed   to be   out of their element, but their   frenetic set suggested just the opposite: In a half-hour, Hopkins and bandmate Liv Bruce, flanked by two touring musicians, blazed through the riffed-out, acerbic jams that pack their forthcoming sophomore album, Pageant. Burch’s tunes   would   sound at home on a Carole King record but, like Angel Olsen,   she deploys her arresting voice to transcend the genre. PWR BTTM

“You know what they say about drag queens,” PWR BTTM singer-guitarist Ben Hopkins told an enthusiastic crowd gathered in the French Legation Museum’s garden on Thursday. As casual fans chattered and snapped photos, diehards loudly hushed them, only compounding the din that often obscured the 31-year-old singer’s set. “I’m — I’m   totally over it.”
Molly Burch

Despite a heavy dose of sound bleed from an adjacent stage, Burch did justice to her quiet style of ’70s-indebted folk-rock, playing through cuts from her latest full-length, February’s Please Be Mine, with little fanfare but lots of intensity. Tkay Maidza

The Zimbabwe-born Aussie demolished Barracuda’s outdoor stage Saturday afternoon, delivering a raucous set that proved her hip-hop bona fides   and EDM-oriented party savvy. And the two, who had dropped their The Two Of Us mixtape a day prior, topped their benefactor in one impressive way: Beyoncé hasn’t performed her surprise releases the day after putting them out. During their performance at Cheer Up Charlie’s late Friday night, singer   Katie Alice Greer decried the festival as a “bloated corporate monster of the culture industry” that had emerged from “late capitalism.”   Greer brought the same gusto to the dense, topical lyrics — “Munayyer says Netanyahu’s actually the best thing,” for one — that litter Priests’ fantastic January album   Nothing Feels Natural. Pro tip: Don’t. From   hometown heroes to Beyoncé’s proteges, read on for EW’s favorite sets from the annual festival. And the tunes are something to behold: On “FUU,” for example, Mjöll alternates between singing “I’m gonna f— you up!” and aping the Spice Girls’ “I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want” lyric. Mondo Cozmo

Josh Ostrander, who performs as Mondo Cozmo, greeted St. And staples like 2007’s “Don’t You Evah” and 2014’s “Inside Out” shined as brightly as ever. Priests

The Washington, D.C. Dream Wife

Midway through their raging, early afternoon set at Barracuda on Saturday, Dream Wife’s singer,   Rakel Mjöll, made a revelation: This South by Southwest was the rising group’s first gig in the States. punks had this South by Southwest’s most politically incendiary set. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart in January — sounded ready to blast through the walls surrounding the tiny patio. “I’m totally over it,” she joked before launching into “Perth Traumatic Stress Disorder,” her ode to getting dumped in Perth. But the   all-female punk trio — backed live by a touring drummer — performed like old pros, bringing tight precision to their razor-sharp songs. The origin of Atlanta-based duo Chloe x Halle sounds like a superfan’s dream — but, in a next-level set at the YouTube House on Friday afternoon, the 16- and 18-year-old sisters proved they’re the real deal and more. and Azealia Banks. In the wee hours of Friday morning — the release date for their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts — the local heroes greeted a packed house at The Main and proceeded to barrel through a 12-song, career-spanning set. For another year, hundreds of artists big and small descended on Austin for South by Southwest. In a cameo with Chance on an episode of Saturday Night Live   this past December, Noname seemed hesitant; now, she easily commands audiences with her affable stage presence, breezy beats, and personal rhyming. LVL UP

Think of ’em as Dinosaur Jr. Mndsgn

The Saturday night showcase of indie label Stones Throw provided the ideal comedown for a hectic week of concerts. And while her songs separate Lahey from the pack, her stage banter seals the deal. Ostrander will bring his tunes to larger audiences beginning later this week when he hits the road with Bastille as the opener for their North American tour. Lahey’s deep arsenal of pop-punk hooks have catapulted her from her bedroom, where she recorded her debut   B-Grade University EP, to opening for Tegan and Sara on their recent tour. Lana Del Rey

The audience for Lana Del Rey’s Apple Music show on Friday night was amped — perhaps too   amped. The Sub Pop Records indie-rock quartet   took the Cheer Up Charlie’s stage by storm Friday night with the   jagged, flannel-clad riffs of last year’s Return to Love. Patrick’s Day revelers gathered at the Cedar Street Courtyard on Friday afternoon with the optimal   mix of good vibes and full-bodied alt-rock. Hamilton Leithauser

Leithauser’s primary band, The Walkmen, went on hiatus in 2014, but that hasn’t slowed the singer and his rough, powerful tenor down. Mndsgn, who produces the same style of electro-inflected instrumental hip-hop as labelmates Madlib and Knxwledge, stole the show with a low-key set of spacey jams. And their stage banter was by turns hilarious (“If you don’t like Carly Rae Jepsen, what are you doing and why are you talking to me?”) and poignant: “We live in dystopian times, and that sucks,” Hopkins said before dedicating a song to overthrowing President Donald Trump. The Beyoncé proteges have a gifted sense of vocal harmony, but their songwriting, which perfects and expands on the R&B-electronic fusion Bey pioneered with her self-titled album, backs up their chops. But pop’s noir queen soldiered on, delivering an entrancing set that ranged from old standards like “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans” to her new single “Love.” The highlight, though, was a deep cut: For “Yayo,” the stirring closer from her self-titled 2010 debut, Del Rey jettisoned her backing band and somberly plucked a Flying V guitar — and even the crowd’s most talkative members stood rapt. Her T-shirt, which displayed a massive photograph of ultimate bad-girl Rihanna flipping off spectators, may have summed up the band’s ethos best. But Noname’s real story has been her growth as a performer. And things   heated up just the right amount when Stones Throw compatriot The Koreatown Oddity stepped out to rhyme over Mndsgn’s beats. In his opening set for Spoon, the singer trotted out numerous tunes from his 2016 collaboration with former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij — and given room to breathe live, the material took on new life. Show Full Article Alex Lahey

“This is f—ed up, in a really good way,” the 24-year-old Australian told the Thursday evening crowd at Barracuda when summing up her South by Southwest thus far. “But we can still strive for utopian ideals.”
Jamila Woods

After collaborating with Chance the Rapper on “Sunday Candy” and “Blessings,” the Chicago singer and poet made a splash last summer with her debut album HEAVN. Performing after Woods at Pitchfork’s day party, she even brought along her peer’s backing band. Chloe x Halle

Teenage sisters record a cover of Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts,” it goes viral, Queen Bey catches wind   of it and signs them to her record label. Spoon

After two decades of consistently excellent albums, it’s easy to take the Austin indie-rockers for granted. Noname

The 25-year-old Chicago MC bears plenty of similarities to Woods: She first came to prominence through her collaborations with Chance (“Lost,” “How Great”), before releasing an acclaimed debut (Telefone) in summer 2016 that garnered her wider praise. To conjure her empowering brand of R&B live, Woods brought along four backing musicians, who imbued her tunes with generous helpings of funk and groove.

‘SNL’: Watch Kate McKinnon transform from Jeff Sessions to ‘Shud the Mermaid’

As evidenced by the behind the scenes clip above, it takes SNL‘s head of make-up   Louie Zakarian and make-up artist Jason Milani only   four minutes to get McKinnon out of the Jeff Sessions get-up she used for   an impression   of the current Attorney General of the United States during a recent “Weekend Update” segment, and into the garb she’d need to play her recurring “Shud the Mermaid” character in a sketch right after. Kate McKinnon may be talented, but even the   Saturday Night Live   player can’t be in two places at once — a predicament that no doubt comes up when she’s cast in back-to-back sketches requiring special effect makeup. Lucky for her (and the rest of the show’s performers), the NBC sketch show’s makeup team is just as skilled as those getting cast members in and out of wardrobe changes in record time. EST on NBC. Show Full Article Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.

‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot welcomes second daughter

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. “Thank you @muglerofficial and @tiffanyandco for making me ready to rock the red carpet #goldenglobes #redcarpet #fashion #fun,” she wrote on Instagram, sharing photos from her red-carpet appearance in a sparkly gown with high slit. “And than we were four… She is here, Maya,” Gadot, 31, captioned a black-and-white photo of herself, husband Yaron Versano and their daughter Alma, whom they welcomed in 2011. “Sending you guys some positive gratitude energies.”

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The new mother of two recently shared a #nofiltermoment on Instagram, posting a photo of herself in a   Wonder Woman   tee Tuesday along with a touching caption. And then we were four… She is here, Maya. I feel so complete blessed and thankful for all the Wonders in my life #family #newborn #greatfull
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FROM COINAGE: The Highest-Grossing Comic Book Films of all Time! “Today I had a moment with myself when I was looking out the window at the beautiful clear blue sky and realized that I’m 9 months (!!!) pregnant and soon will have a new lovepup as an addition to our family,” she wrote. “Could not be more grateful to the universe,” added the Israeli model and actress. “I feel so complete blessed and thankful for all the Wonders in my life #family #newborn #greatfull,” she added. Sending you guys some positive gratitude energies. Gal Gadot has given birth to her second child, daughter Maya, the actress confirmed via Instagram Monday. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? It’s a new little Wonder Woman! In the snap, which is taken from the back, Alma is pushing her new baby sister’s stroller as the family seems to be leaving the hospital. Gadot   announced her second pregnancy on her Instagram account in November,   writing, “So excited to share this wonder with you… #mommyforthesecondtime.”
Since then, she has shown off her baby bump at multiple events, including at January’s Golden Globes   ceremony. Show Full Article Today I had a moment with myself when I was looking out the window at the beautiful clear blue sky and realized that I'm 9 months (!!!) pregnant and soon will have a new lovepup as an addition to our family.. Strike a pose! could not be more grateful to the universe.

‘The Defenders’: 7 burning questions after ‘Iron Fist’

With the group about to take the spotlight in the upcoming eight-episode   The Defenders, we’re in desperate need of a P.I. Kozlov, who Will reached out to when he was injured in a confrontation with Kilgrave. Daredevil   season 2   saw Matt and Elektra poking around a   site controlled by a mysterious   company   named Midland Circle. If fan theories are correct, all that blood and incubation (eek) will   be for Elektra, who’s been deemed the weapon Black Sky. The nefarious medical organization may also have something to do with Jessica’s powers: It paid for her hospital   care after the accident that left her orphaned. (Fingers crossed Colleen and Misty will eventually form the Daughters of the Dragon.)
7. It’s only natural for them to meet, but in what configurations? 3. Gao is certainly very   old and   very   antagonistic, but in   Iron Fist, Danny mentions that the monks who saved his life and trained him worked for the Order of the Crane Mother, making this theory   a   little   more complicated. Could the force simply be the coalition of Hand members planted around   New York, from Metro-General to the mayor’s office, as Bakuto mentioned in   Iron Fist? What is IGH? (It’s not like Danny’s life has been molded by the super-team’s work.)
So, when   The Defenders   comes along, will the Avengers and the big-screen Marvel universe have any connection to what these Netflix heroes are doing? Trish and Jessica investigated the organization after encountering   Dr. Fans have theorized since Gao appeared in   Daredevil   that she’s a character from the comics called the Crane Mother, who rules over the mystical city of Ku’n-Zi and who has lived for centuries antagonizing   the Iron Fist. Fans think it may represent “Inhuman Growth Hormone,” a Weapon X-like product created specifically for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Where is she sitting? Sarah Shatz/Netflix
2. All four of Marvel’s small-screen heroes have landed on Netflix, but unanswered questions remain even   after the end of   Iron Fist. Jessica also knows Jeri Hogarth, who helped her take down Kilgrave. Clearly, it’s a small world:   Claire knows everyone, Jeri knows two out of four, and most everyone else   has certainly heard of most of the Defenders. Please don’t leave this gaping, literal plot hole open,   The Defenders. When will we see her back in action? Are we   over-thinking all of this?! WARNING: Spoilers ahead for each of Marvel’s Netflix series —   Daredevil,   Jessica Jones,   Luke Cage, and   Iron Fist. What does the Hand really want? By the time you watch   Iron Fist,   it’s easy to forget that the so-called “Incident” led to the creation of these street-level   series in the first place. In   Luke Cage, Claire went to Harlem and eventually became Luke’s love interest. Claire Temple spent much of her screen time on   Iron Fist   dropping hints about the other Defenders she knows, but never called any of them for help. 6. What’s up with the blood-draining procedure? Okay, so that’s   more like seven questions, but you get the (iron) gist. Joy hired Jessica for help tracking Rand’s board members’ indiscretions, Jeri helped Danny clear his name, and Karen wrote a front-page piece supporting Danny. For now, we can only trace their connections for now for clues. Luke got hauled   off to Seagate prison at the end of the season, but he writes letters to Claire from behind bars, as seen in   Iron Fist. Eagle-eyed viewers will remember these three letters from   Jessica Jones; they’re stamped on the envelope   Trish holds in the season finale. Of course, she’s still dead and hidden inside a large urn at the end of   Daredevil   season 2. Who is she looking at in this photo below? Aside from the loose IGH thread, the gory facility seen in   Daredevil   remains unsolved. Claire became a student of Colleen’s in the series as well, later acting as a helpful ally for Danny himself. Show Full Article as skilled as the woman behind Alias Investigations to figure out what’s going to happen. At the end of   Iron Fist, the Hand’s Madame Gao continues to scheme away, and while she’s proved a worthy adversary for both Daredevil and Danny Rand, the Defenders are supposed to team up to face an even   more   menacing force. We know they want   power, influence, and as many ninjas as possible — but what   else? If not, then what is it for? What about the rest of Marvel’s TV projects? Where did she get that top? Sigourney Weaver’s villain has been dubbed an “utter badass” by showrunner Marco Ramirez, but what does she want? Also, in Iron Fist   Claire orders from Joe’s Pizza,   the same pizza place for which Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker worked in   Spider-Man 2   —   will Tom Holland’s Spider-Man even register on the Defenders’ radars in this new New York City? It’s a far-fetched theory, but now that the mystical city of   K’un-Lun has disappeared, could the hole protected by members of the Hand be the city’s new location? Could that demon be embodied by Alexandra? Either way, Gao will likely be involved in The Defenders, and if the series follows the comics’ trajectory, the Hand will be working toward serving a powerful demon. How does she cross paths with the Defenders? Trish talked about Luke on her radio show. Kozlov, it turned out, works for   IGH and provided Will (and other soldiers) with drugs that enhanced his abilities. But what do those three letters stand for? The Defenders   hits Netflix this summer. A quick run-down: In   Daredevil, Matt met Claire and Karen. Why is there a giant hole in New York? Does the Incident matter anymore? In   Jessica Jones, Jessica met Luke, who’s later saved by Claire. When will she meet them? 1. 4. (Why, Claire, why?!)   The four heroes will   definitely, finally meet in their series together, but how? Who is Alexandra? Who among the Defenders will meet first, and how? “The Incident” had a direct effect on the changing face of Hell’s Kitchen and on the rise of both Wilson Fisk and Daredevil, but by the time   Iron Fist   begins, the Avengers’ actions barely resonate. We watched as five zombie-like children in   Daredevil   returned straight to the gruesome operation immediately after Matt tried   to save them, and in   Iron Fist, we saw Colleen get taken to the same location to have   her   blood drained, but what’s it all for? Oh   hey, remember when the Chitauri aliens attacked New York at the end of   The Avengers? If so, it’s a potential explanation for not only Jessica’s powers, but also Luke’s and Kilgrave’s… and potentially many more. Here are the seven biggest loose ends the team-up series will have to tackle. Marvel/Disney
5. The studio   is now blanketing the TV landscape with series for   Runaways and   Inhumans, but will   the Defenders play into those stories at all?

Rob Lowe and sons will explore unsolved mysteries in new series

Look out, Bigfoot. It means traveling the country to “explore infamous unsolved mysteries” as part of a nonfiction series called   The Lowe Files, which A&E Network greenlit on   Monday. That day has come.”

Each episode of   The Lowe Files   will see the family exploring “a mysterious story or spooky legend” and investigating the phenomena by interviewing experts, using high-tech monitoring equipment, and taking courses to help them train for their missions. Together we bonded over Bigfoot, UFOs, and every creepy and bizarre story we could find, passionately debating if they were real… or not. “Since I was a kid, I’ve loved unexplained legends, strange phenomena, and the scary, supernatural stories told around campfires,” Lowe said in a press release. Produced for A&E Network by Critical Content, the series is executive-produced by Lowe, Tom Forman, Jon Beyer, Brad Bishop, Douglas McCallie, and A&E’s Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky, and Devon Hammonds. For Rob Lowe, bonding with his sons Matthew and John Owen (both are in their 20s) means more than simply playing board games. Show Full Article Rob Lowe is   literally hunting for you. They’ll stop everywhere from a purported alien base located 2,000 feet underwater off the coast of Malibu to an abandoned boys’ reformatory named Preston Castle. The Lowe Files   will air this summer on   A&E. “When I became a father, I shared those tales with my two sons. And we swore that someday the three of us would go on our own adventure to find out.

Nicki Minaj now has more Billboard Hot 100 Hits than any other female artist

Franklin’s reign on the ranking (which debuted Aug. 14 in August of the same year. Feb. Thanks to Minaj   dropping   the Drake and Lil Wayne collaboration “No Frauds,” “Regret in Your Tears,” and “Changed It” (also featuring Lil Wayne) — which came in at No. “Anaconda”   leads her 13 top 10 hits, having reached the No. Though Franklin has top billing on every one of her entries, Minaj has top billing on 32 of her entries and is featured on the remaining 44. 2 spot. 14, 61, and 71, respectively — Minaj’s ranking went up to 76 entries and the torch has been passed accordingly. 20, 2010 marked Minaj’s debut on the chart: She was a featured artist on Lil Wayne’s “Knockout,” which peaked at No. Nicki Minaj now has more songs on the Billboard Hot 100 than any other female artist. 44. “Your Love” was her first entry with lead billing, and she peaked at No. Show Full Article 4, 1958) lasted from June 18, 1977 until March 11, 2017, when she and Minaj   first tied. She takes the title from Aretha Franklin, who she was previously tied with as of March 18, when they both had 73 entries each.

Robyn teases new song ‘Honey’ on ‘Girls’

The official release date for “Honey” has yet to be announced. “I sent her some music im working on and she picked ‘Honey.’ It wasnt ready to be relesed [sic], but i finished this version for her and Girls,” Robyn wrote. Show Full Article And thank you for asking me to make music for your work. “Thank you   Lena Dunham   for making this tv-show that flips my brain like a burger like 15 times every episode, i love that feeling! I wouldnt want to miss out on making music for Adams movie for anything.”

Robyn has yet to release a proper studio album since 2010’s Body Talk, which was itself a compilation of songs from three prior extended plays   released between June and November that same year. Tophat on subsequent EPs. Girls   made a cult hit out of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” after the sad-pop jam made an appearance on the show’s inaugural season, and Sunday’s episode brought the HBO half-hour’s relationship with the pop star’s music full circle. She has worked with   Röyksopp,   La Bagatelle Magique, and Mr. Just four weeks out   from its series finale, Girls   closed another episode with one of the Swedish singer-songwriter’s tunes, as the unreleased single “Honey” premiered at the tail end of the season 6 installment “Full Disclosure.”
The song cues the episode’s credits, beginning as Hannah (Lena Dunham) finally watches a short film made by her actor ex-boyfriend, Adam (Adam Driver), who used inspiration from their tumultuous relationship to mold a character with qualities in her likeness. In a Facebook status posted Monday after Sunday’s premiere of “Full Disclosure,”   Robyn revealed Dunham approached her about using new music for season 6, though the song she liked most wasn’t quite finished yet. And for bringing up all these emotionally complex situations in such a brilliant way, without making excuses.

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw announce plans for joint album

Country superstars and long-time married couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are finally giving fans what they’ve wanted — a joint album. The first single from the anticipated LP is “Speak to a Girl,” which will debut on Thursday, with the Grammy winners performing the track on April 2 at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. While this will be the first joint album for the couple, who married in 1996, they have frequently collaborated over their careers, and they won the Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 2001 (for “Let’s Make Love”) and in 2006 (for “Like We Never Loved At All”). In addition to the upcoming album, Hill and McGraw have already unveiled plans for their Soul2Soul World Tour, the third tour of its kind, kicking off on April 7 in New Orleans. Show Full Article The duo has announced plans for an untitled album, set to be   released later this year from Sony Music Entertainment.

Robert Downey Jr. to star in new ‘Dr. Dolittle’ film

The Voyage of Dr. The Hollywood Reporter   was first to report the news. Dolittle,   and though it nearly shares a title with one particular 1922 Lofting book, exact plot details are   still under wraps. The central premise (of a human doctor who can talk to animals in their own language) remains intact. Gaghan is an accomplished screenwriter, having won an Oscar for writing Stephen Soderbergh’s   Traffic, and most recently directed the Matthew McConaughey-starring   Gold. Murphy’s version was notably looser with the Lofting source material, and it remains to be seen how faithful the newest adaptation will be. The film will be called   The Voyage of Dr. Dolittle   will be directed by Stephen Gaghan, who also wrote the most recent version of the screenplay. Dolittle   will be the third film featuring Lofting’s character, after the 1967 musical (starring Rex Harrison) and 1998 reboot (starring Eddie Murphy). is about to venture into the animal kingdom. Robert Downey Jr. Dolittle   film for Universal, based on the 1920s children’s books by Hugh Lofting. EW has confirmed that the Iron Man star’s   next project is a new   Dr. Show Full Article The Voyage of Dr.

Watch the trailer for NBC’s ‘Midnight, Texas’

 
Midnight, Texas premieres on July 25, 2017 on NBC. The upcoming series is based on the New York Times best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels behind HBO’s True Blood) and follows a psychic named Manfred (François Arnaud) as he moves to a new Texan town that boasts a more vast array of creatures than Bon Temps. There’s the Rev (Yul Vazquez), whom no one has quite figured out yet (perhaps he’s a fan of the full moon?). There’s also   Lemuel (Peter Mensah), a savvy-seeming   vampire. Midnight, Texas looks like one freaky town. Show Full Article A trailer for the new NBC show, Midnight, Texas   was released on   Monday, and it seems the town’s inhabitants are quite the colorful bunch. In the trailer, Manfred arrives in Midnight, and the passenger in his car tells him,“You’ll be safe in Midnight” — a statement we’re less than inclined to believe after it is revealed the speaker is a zombie-type woman. There’s Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), who is more than just a cat lady (she appears to have some magical control over the elements), and then there’s Olivia (Arielle Kebbel), who has more secrets than everyone — and plenty of firepower. Turns out Midnight is a haven for outsiders of the supernatural variety, and Manfred   quickly discovers he isn’t the only “freak in the room.” Indeed, there’s Joe (Jason Lewis), who watches over everyone and also has huge angel wings.

John Oliver breaks down Trump’s budget blueprint and gives America the gift of zebras

Here’s 23 minutes of dancing zebra. Do you need a spring pick-me-up? And while his deconstruction was as pithy and pointed as ever, Oliver had something even better in store for America.But first, the budget.Oliver screened a brief CNN clip with Wolf Blitzer outlining the boosts and cuts in Trump’s budget, featuring a scrolling list of scads of departments having their funding slashed, to which the host quipped, “It is sort of fitting that the list of budget cuts scroll by like the end credits for America.””The Daily Show” alum went on to expound on how many of those who will suffer the most from the president’s idealized budget are those who voted to elect him, as well as examining how many of the departments targeted make up a truly infinitesimal portion of federal spending.Sadly, no video of Oliver’s arguments can be embedded   thanks to premium cable’s free and furious use of explicit language.Eventually Oliver moved on to more pressing matters, by which we mean dancing zebras.The host shared with the audience his recent discovery that the country of Bolivia uses   people dressed as zebras to encourage pedestrian and traffic safety on dangerous roadways, a delightful tidbit that was about to get even more useful.In the greatest (and most humane) equid   use in HBO history (sorry, “Luck”), Oliver created a 23-minute video in which one of his staffers, dressed in a zebra costume, posed in front of a green screen for enterprising video editors to bring a little joy into the daily news slog. Great. (HBO)Do you need a Monday pick-me-up? To give some idea of how effective green-screen zebras are, “Last Week Tonight” provided several examples, including the inclusion of a zebra at the inauguration of Trump.”Not my president.” — Zebra (HBO)The show   also inserted a striped bystander into the background of a particularly gripping moment in Oscar best-picture nominee “Manchester by the Sea.”   Earnest expressions of emotion are uncomfortable. Latest updates Do you need a 2017 pick-me-up? John Oliver tackled President Trump’s budget and gave America the gift of zebras on Sunday night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight.” (Eric Liebowitz/HBO)Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” gave Oliver a chance to tee off on President Trump’s budget blueprint.

Woody Harrelson quits pot after 30 years of ‘just partying too f—ing hard’

Or the … what do you call it?…   The effect of it is euphoria. “[It was] just 30 solid years of just partying too f—ing hard,” Harrelson continued. I think it’s great. It would be weird to just be like, ‘Okay, let me have a hit off that,’ and then suddenly go back to smoking too much.”
Costarring Laura Dern, Wilson hits theaters March 24. “Last night, someone had not just good herb, but sativa   — really good sativa,” Harrelson explained. I feel like it was keeping me from being emotionally available.”
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Though he’s made the decision to quit smoking, temptations still exist, but he now considers himself strong enough to resist temptation. Watch the film’s trailer above, and read his full interview with Vulture here. “I   am   a party animal,” the 55-year-old Oscar nominee told Vulture during an interview published Monday. “I don’t have a problem at all with smoking. I think it’s a great drug, in terms of… Even cops say that the side effect is euphoria. “There’s a joint, and beautifully rolled. Wilson actor Woody Harrelson — who once applied for a license to run a medicinal weed   dispensary from his Hawaiian home — has revealed his joint-smoking days are behind him. Show Full Article But when you’re doing it all the time, it just becomes… Well,   you   know. One of Hollywood’s foremost proponents of recreational marijuana has lit up for the last time… for now. I like a beautifully rolled… and I just was like,   I mean, I’ve gone this long. “But on the other hand, I haven’t… I’m now extremely moderate, and… I actually stopped smoking pot almost a year ago.”

The confession might come as a surprise, as Harrelson has publicly supported marijuana legalization in the past, even serving on the advisory board for NORML   (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), a nonprofit that   advocates “for consumers to assure they have access to high-quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable,” according to the group’s website.

‘The Flash’-‘Supergirl’ musical crossover: Jeremy Jordan teases epic hour

Oh, he’s pissed I’m sure. I don’t know why Winn didn’t come through the portal, but listen he’s got a girlfriend now, so he’s a little preoccupied. Does it feel like Smash all over again in some ways? It’s great. In the Supergirl episode that leads up to this, he specifically talks about how cool it would be to meet Cisco and that they’d be best friends if they lived in the same universe. But we recorded the music a few weeks ago and it’s kind of old hat for me. 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, both airing at 8 p.m. I’m not playing Winn, I’m playing Grady, who is a character in Kara and Barry’s mind of what a ‘40s musical character would sound, look, and act like. You bring up Smash. But what’s kind of fun about this one is we’re doing this dream sequence. But I’m sure it’ll happen. I know! I mean, it comes together real quick and yeah, you just try to have fun; that’s the main thing. JEREMY JORDAN:   “So, they finally did it!” I mean, ever since they announced the cast of our show, and plus the casts of Flash and other shows having so many musical theater people in them, it was only a matter of time before they harnessed those talents and made something into it. He’s very much over the top, which you’ve seen on some of the shows, we’ve embraced that a little bit more sometimes than others, but the fact that he can take people into their own minds and into a musical number is pretty different and exciting. Jeremy Jordan is tickling the ivory keys while Carlos Valdes is singing his heart out for the upcoming Flash-Supergirl musical crossover. That’s because, in this movie musical that Barry (Grant Gustin) and Kara (Melissa Benoist) get trapped in by the Music Meister (Darren Criss), both the Team Flash and Team Supergirl whizzes are actually playing characters in the vein of Wizard of Oz — Winn is Grady, the club pianist, while Cisco is the busboy and aspiring artist Pablo. What has that prep been like? Well, in the show I play a piano player so I just had to practice the piano. He plays it super cool backstage so you wouldn’t know he was geeking out. ET on The CW. I have a pretty festive voice accent, I guess you could say, so that’s been really fun. I did a series called Smash a few years back. We don’t really understand his origins or where he comes from, but we know that he has mysterious intentions that we’ll find him out by the end and that will differentiate him from the other villains. Yeah, it’s been fun. And Grant I’ve worked with before, Darren I’ve worked with before, and Melissa clearly I’ve worked with before. A little bit, yeah, sure. We’re just having fun and I just act like an idiot   and play the piano. How do you think he’ll feel when he hears what they went through? He was? I don’t have to do any dancing. This is kind of a fun alternative to that. So Winn and Cisco don’t get to interact. Show Full Article What a nerd. Yeah, because he watched Smash. (And here’s Valdes’ take on the two ships passing in the night.)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was your reaction when you first found out that you guys would be doing a musical crossover? John Barrowman was geeking out about you being on set. Well, he’s quite different 100 percent. There’s nothing. I guess, maybe like learning some of the songs on the piano, but they’re not that hard. And moments later, the Music Meister comes and steals the little device that Cisco gave Kara, and jumps into the next dimension before he could literally go meet this guy and be friends with all sorts of other people. Basically, the whole episode’s like a dream sequence, and so we get to create these different characters. How do you think Music Meister compares to some of the other villains we’ve seen on the show? Get BTS scoop here, check out photos here, and read our interviews with Darren Criss here, Grant Gustin here, Melissa Benoist here, John Barrowman here, and Carlos Valdes here. It’s kind of heightened, a little bit over the top, which has been really fun to play with. Well, sadly for me I only really get to work with Carlos, John, and Grant. We’ll do more crossovers in the future where hopefully Winn himself will get to geek out over all the superhero, other-earthly things going on. What’s been the hardest part about doing a musical crossover? What’s it like for you coming in to work with a bunch of people that you may not have gotten to work with before? EW sat down with the Smash alum on set to get a look at his experience filming the highly anticipated hour. Winn doesn’t even come with them! Just getting to know a new crew I guess, like, I don’t really know anybody, but it’s super easy. So, it’s nice to kind of get to play with Carlos and a little bit and with John as well. So, yeah, it’s pretty simple. But despite these two even being in the same room on screen together for the first time, viewers won’t actually get to see Winn and Cisco interacting.

Kim Kardashian relives Paris robbery on ‘KUWTK’; French paparazzi reveal themselves to be human

One new aspect, however, was what Kim was thinking after they duct-taped her mouth to keep her from screaming. “And I fully, like, mentally prepped myself and then he didn’t.”And   he, like, duct-taped my legs together, then he had the gun up to me and I knew that was the moment, they’re going to totally, like, shoot me in the head, and I’m just praying that Kourtney is going to have a normal life after she finds my dead body there on the bed.”   The episode concludes with a tear-jerking montage of scenes from Kim’s home life with husband Kanye   West and their two young kids, North and Saint. I have no clothes on under, so, he pulled me towards him at the front of the bed and I thought OK, this is the moment, they’re going to rape me,” she said. “She didn’t deserve this incredibly sad event in her life.” Latest updates Even a few shooters who prefer to stay anonymous posed for this one, he said. “I have always shared so much & I’m not going to hold back when this was probably one of the most life changing experiences for me,” Kardashian said Sunday   on Twitter.”I would never wish this experience upon anyone, but have learned some valuable lessons & feel so blessed to be safe home w my babies & husband,” she continued. “We did it to tell Kim how sorry we were,” he said. “They had to have known that we were leaving that day. And yes, even the paparazzi got a little mushy about the whole thing, sending a photo with the message, “We don’t love you because we need you. We need you because we love you.”   “We thought we should do something collectively to let her know we support her. “To my friends, family, and loved ones I can’t thank you enough for being there when I needed you the most.”Kardashian suspects that a group was   watching the family during their entire Paris Fashion Week trip, she said on Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.””I was Snapchatting that I was home and that everyone was going out, so I   think they knew that [bodyguard] Pascal was out with Kourtney   [Kardashian] and that I was by myself,” she said. They had this window of opportunity and just went for it.”Her description of the robbery mostly echoed what has been reported previously. It was just something we felt we wanted to do — something that we had to do,” the photographer whose idea it was for Kim’s “favorite French paps” to send her their wishes told People. Kim Kardashian. (Andy Kropa / Associated Press)Kim Kardashian   West has finally shared her version of the   robbery that altered her life last October —   as well as a photo that a group of paparazzi in Paris sent her privately after the crime. “He grabs my legs, and …