‘Grey’s Anatomy’ stars tease emotional Ellen Pompeo-directed hour

“I was really excited to get that episode. Show Full Article “Not only is she dealing with the news that her mom has cancer, but that the initial attempt to tackle it was not successful. We’re just dealing with this one story, but I think it’s beautiful.”
Pompeo and McCreary   sought to make Maggie’s experience as relatable as possible. It’s a beautiful episode, wonderfully acted by Kelly McCreary and LaTanya Richardson Jackson. She’s a brilliant doctor, she has all the resources, and she believes that this is a problem she can solve.”
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The episode proved to be “pretty intense material” for Pompeo’s first time directing. The heavy episode zeroes in on Maggie’s (Kelly McCreary) plight in the wake of learning that her mother Diane (LaTanya Richardson Jackson) has cancer and her health is quickly deteriorating. “She feels really empowered by that, so after the initial shock, she’s going to get to work and do her best to help. Meg Marinis wrote it, and I couldn’t have had a better partner with me and Meg together — we get along so well, I’m such a fan of her work. She’s dealing with that, she’s dealing with having the truth withheld from her from both Jackson [Jesse Williams] and her mother, and she’s dealing with a sense of deep regret that she behaved in the way she did because of the misunderstanding between her and her mother.”

But Maggie won’t let her mother go down without a fight, pushing beyond both Diane’s limits and the hospital’s in a bid to save her mom. She’s determined to be solution-oriented, and find a way to make her mother well no matter what. ET on ABC. “She’s dealing with mountains of emotion,” McCreary tells EW. “I had a moment one day of being on set and realizing that everyone in the room with me has probably dealt with the fear of losing someone,” McCreary says. Ellen Pompeo will make her directorial debut during what might be the most emotional hour of Grey’s Anatomy this season. “The [potential] death of a mother is so quintessentially Grey’s Anatomy,” Pompeo says. What I felt most strongly about was stripping away to the absolute truth of Maggie’s circumstances, the particulars of her mother’s illness, that our audience could relate to in watching the story.”
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. It’s even more complicated than the already really frightening diagnoses of IBC. “What that gave me, and that Ellen really teased out with her direction, was remembering how universal this experience is and how everyone goes through it in a different way. “Maggie is such an optimist, and she’s such a hard worker,” McCreary notes.

‘Supernatural’ star Misha Collins starts campaign to buy lawmakers’ internet history

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— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) March 28, 2017

See Collins’ Twitter post promoting the GoFundMe campaign above. Collins writes on his GoFundMe page: “Congress   recently voted to strip Americans of their privacy rights by voting for SJR34, a resolution that allows Internet Service Providers to collect, and sell your sensitive data without your consent or knowledge. Since Congress has made our privacy a commodity, let’s band together to buy THEIR   privacy. Thanks, Congress, for voting to put all of our private data up for sale! After Congress voted   to do away with online privacy protections, Collins took to GoFundMe to turn the tables on those in power. Show Full Article Supernatural‘s Misha Collins has (temporarily) put down his angel blade to fight another battle, and this one’s happening in real life. “Game on, Congress,” he writes. This GoFundMe will pay to purchase the data of Donald Trump and every Congressperson who voted for SJR34 and to make it publicly available.”

Collins adds that they will not share information that will impact the safety and security of families, but other details are, as he puts it, “fair game.” The campaign currently has a goal of $500 million, and in the event that they’re unable to raise enough money to buy the data, Collins says the proceeds will go to the ACLU. We can’t wait to buy yours.

‘A Dark Song’ trailer casts a very spooky spell

(But then, I’m Welsh.)
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You can see the film’s poster below and trailer, above. You had me at “desolate wilds of Northern Wales”! In the new horror film A Dark Song, Catherine Walker plays Sophia, a grieving and desperate woman with a secret, while Steve Oram (Sightseers) is Joseph, an anti-social, alcoholic expert in the occult who reluctantly agrees to help her. Show Full Article Holed up in a remote cabin amidst the desolate wilds of Northern Wales, the two embark on a grueling six-month series of dark rituals that push them both to the physical and psychological breaking point. IFC Midnight
A Dark Song is written and directed by Liam Gavin and is released by IFC Midnight in select theaters, on VOD, and via digital platforms on April 28.

‘Blindspot’ taps Garret Dillahunt for guest spot

Show Full Article Attorney Matthew Weitz, who returns on a mission to bring down the team. Dillahunt, whose recent TV credits include The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will appear in the April 5 episode, which also features Aaron Abrams reprising his role as Assistant U.S. The Raising Hope and Justified alum will play Travis, an Iraq war veteran who spent years running from his problems and is now suffering the consequences. Blindspot airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. On a chance encounter with Special Agent Reade (Rob Brown), the two men bond, and Travis encourages Reade not to make the same mistakes. Garret Dillahunt has landed a guest-starring role on Blindspot, EW has learned exclusively. ET on NBC. More info here.

#ThanksForTyping honors women for unsung work on male writers’ books

See   some of the tweets from Holsinger and others below. editions. (I have been mad about this for 5 years.) #ThanksForTyping @bruceholsinger pic.twitter.com/8KtDsC4Sm2
— Laura Ansley (@lmansley) March 26, 2017

Thanks for typing, thanks for calligraphy, thanks for keeping our children away from me: this one is the whole package #ThanksForTyping pic.twitter.com/fBgSkP9V01
— momo (@mlrich4) March 27, 2017

Thanks to google books, I found this #IR gem from Waltz's "Man, The State and War" #ThanksForTyping pic.twitter.com/gAmPfdtfdB
— Annick T.R. An author and literary scholar is shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes of academia: male academics’ wives. Using the Twitter hashtag   #ThanksForTyping, University of Virginia English professor Bruce Holsinger   is amassing acknowledgments from   decades’ worth of books in which male authors thank their spouses for typing, researching, editing, and rewriting their manuscripts. "My wife" did his paleography for him: transcribed, edited, and corrected from 16th-c. In many of the acknowledgments, the women who did the heavy lifting remain anonymous, referred to only as “my wife.”
After the hashtag debuted Saturday, Twitter users posted more acknowledgments found in books, and many shared their own experiences of women who weren’t credited for their typing, editing, and writing contributions. — Jennifer Bartholomew (@jennifersvc) March 28, 2017

in her time, men had wives to type for them but women had to type their own work. Wibben (@ATRWibben) March 29, 2017

Not mentioned in #ThanksForTyping is how often the uncredited typist wife is also the one who works full time for pay while he studies. Here is Herman Wouk in The Caine Mutiny, typed and retyped by his unnamed wife. — 🤘🏾SivaVaidhyanathan🗽 (@sivavaid) March 29, 2017

It is astonishing how many people who type books are named "My Wife". #ThanksForTyping pic.twitter.com/8GUwvBOBPz
— Bruce Holsinger (@bruceholsinger) March 25, 2017

Yeah I bet she can't either. #ThanksForTyping pic.twitter.com/w0Lk0knfDa
— Bruce Holsinger (@bruceholsinger) March 26, 2017

And a special glimpse at a special marriage. #ThanksForTyping
— Annie (@anne_bornschein) March 26, 2017

#ThanksforTyping
The wife of one of his colleagues typed out my dad's PhD thesis between contractions while she was in labour. #ThanksForTyping pic.twitter.com/7xoV5hGq1p
— Bruce Holsinger (@bruceholsinger) March 25, 2017

Not just academic, of course. Weird name. #ThanksForTyping pic.twitter.com/4sbpGZRJcx
— Bruce Holsinger (@bruceholsinger) March 25, 2017

@bruceholsinger @AleSojka In grad school I found four used books by one of my profs. #ThanksForTyping
— saywoo mcgigglecutey (@seiwooster) March 26, 2017

How much easier would it be to produce 2 books in 5 years if I could delegate typing, transcription, proofing to my spouse? Three for typing. — Patchwork Grrl (@echidna_paw) March 29, 2017

She is not a co-author on the book. The unnamed wife who typed the manuscript FIFTEEN FOOKIN TIMES, and the named editor. + #ThanksForTyping
— Kathleen E. And check out that date. Kennedy (@TheMedievalDrK) March 25, 2017

 

Show Full Article Different wife thanked in each one. #ThanksForTyping pic.twitter.com/txdRa5NLrE
— Bruce Holsinger (@bruceholsinger) March 27, 2017

This one is AMAZING.

‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ director almost made ‘Alien’

Robert Aldrich is one of the all-time great Hollywood directors, whose credits included Kiss Me Deadly, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the production of which is currently being depicted in Ryan Murphy’s FX show, Feud: Bette and Joan. RELATED:   See the Real-Life Inspiration Behind Feud
“We had sent the script to I don’t know how many directors and they had all turned in down — except Robert Aldrich,” says Hill, whose own many directing credits include The Warriors, 48 Hrs., and the just-released, Michelle Rodriguez-starring The Assignment. Fox, for various financial reasons, very much wanted to make the film in England…   And then Bob had a movie that came out that didn’t too well, so suddenly that opportunity vanished.”

Hear the full conversation between Garris and Hill at the PodcastOne website. But did you know Aldrich also came close to directing Alien, the science fiction classic ultimately overseen by a young Ridley Scott? [But] he was still the president of the Directors Guild at the time. He felt he had been gone so much when he was making the movie he did over in Germany, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, and that he had to make the movie in the U.S. “Robert Aldrich wanted to do the movie and initially it looked like that was going to happen. Show Full Article On the latest episode of filmmaker Mick Garris’ new podcast Post Mortem, Alien producer Walter Hill recalls how the veteran auteur almost took a trip on the Nostromo. Aldrich liked the script, saw the potential, wanted to do it.

The Academy retains accounting firm despite Oscar snafu

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences confirmed Wednesday that it will retain accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers despite the envelope mishap that tarnished the conclusion of last month’s Academy Awards. In their place, PwC partner Rick Rosas, who handled the ballots from 2002 to 2013, will return to the Dolby Theatre along with another accountant to be named at a later date. Show Full Article Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued an email to members on Wednesday confirming the news, maintaining that the two companies’ 83-year history will continue. As an added precaution, a third accountant will be positioned in the control room with the Academy producers to ensure that any future mistake can be quickly corrected. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the two accountants from PwC who were responsible for the error that resulted in Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announcing that La La Land had won the Best Picture Oscar rather than the true winner,   Moonlight, have been removed from the account. PwC partner Brian Cullinan had tweeted (and later deleted) a photo of Best Actress winner Emma Stone backstage just minutes before the Best Picture mix-up occurred. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. Another new precaution being put in place is a rule banning accountants from carrying their cell phones into the Dolby Theatre on Oscar night.

‘Black Lightning’: First look at Cress Williams in costume

Cress Williams has suited up as Black Lightning! Show Full Article I was about 13 when Black Lightning was created, and finally there was a Black Super Hero that gave a damn about our neighborhood and our lives. “I was no stranger to violence, death, hopelessness or the feeling that no one cared about what was happening in my life. Warner Bros. Comics were a great way for me to escape. Black Lightning, also executive produced by Sarah Schechter, is currently in production in Atlanta. Television and The CW released the first look at the titular superhero from its upcoming pilot Black Lightning, which hails from prolific superhero producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl) as well as The Game and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil. Resurrecting him at a time in our society when a sense of hope is lacking…Black Lightning will be that hope. The logline for the project reads, “Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.”
The costume for Black Lightning was designed by Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Iron Man, The Jungle Book, and the upcoming Jumaiji sequel. RELATED: The Best CW Shows of All Time
“I knew way too much about the world as a young boy growing up in Richmond, California,” says Salim Akil, who is directing the pilot from a script he wrote. And in updating the suit, it will signal to a new generation that it’s time to harness and release our power, and become our own Super Heroes.”
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Black Lightning, created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977, is one of DC Comics’ first major African-American superheroes.

‘Time After Time’ canceled by ABC

The time-travel drama inspired by H.G. Wells’ classic has been yanked from the ABC’s Sunday night schedule. Instead Match Game will air in Time After Time‘s 9 p.m. The most recent episode of Time After Time delivered only 1.9 million viewers and a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49. slot starting this Sunday evening.  

Show Full Article The clock has run out for Time After Time.

‘Fresh Prince’ actress slams ‘so-called reunion photo’: ‘I have no interest in seeing any of these people’

“Folks keep telling me about it. There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince. The only other   central cast member missing from photo was the late James Avery. Last year, when Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith announced she would boycott the Oscars due to the lack of diversity, Hubert ripped the couple. “I think as an artist, there’s so many things that she does: She sings, she dances, she’s like a really powerful artist. I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level.”
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After three seasons on the hit NBC sitcom, Hubert was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid, who was a part of the recent reunion. See the reunion photo below. A post shared by Alfonso Ribeiro (@therealalfonsoribeiro) on Mar 27, 2017 at 5:27pm PDT

Show Full Article While the internet was ecstatic to see the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunite, there   was one very unhappy person. So I loved what she brought to The Fresh Prince.”
A rep for Smith did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. “I am not offended in the least, by this photo… it was an event for Karen’s charity,” continued Hubert, referring to Karyn Parsons, the actress who played her daughter Hilary. “I know the media hoe Alphonso Ribero has posted his so called reunion photo,” she wrote. Janet Hubert, who starred as Aunt Vivian for the first three seasons, is blasting the “so-called reunion photo.”
Posting on her Facebook page Tuesday, the actress ripped the reunion and specifically Alfonso Ribeiro, who portrayed her son Carlton. He was always the ass wipe for Will [Smith]. “I think she’s brilliant, you know,”   Smith said in response. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete. “It does however prompt me to take some meetings in Hollywood to pitch my memoir PERFECTION IS NOT A SITCOM MOM, and tell of the behind the scenes story before I leave this earth.”
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Since her departure from Fresh Prince, which has been tied to her disagreements with Smith, the actress has frequently been critical of the Oscar-nominated actor.

‘The Fate of the Furious’: See reactions to the first screening

Should be a gigantic hit. Their characters really popped; great dialogue & fight scenes #F8
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) March 29, 2017

Yessss #fateofthefurious is perfection. @TheRock is a straight up superhero in the film and I loved it. #cinemacon
— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) March 29, 2017

The Fate of the Furious takes the ridiculousness of the franchise to a whole new level, yet feels very different. Beforehand, star and producer Vin Diesel teared up when discussing his late friend and costar Paul Walker, saying,   ”I always feel like he’s looking down on us so we didn’t want to let him down.”
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From the reactions on social media, it seems Diesel and crew came through with another high-octane crowd-pleaser. Doubles down on action, emotion, intensity, humor &, of course, family. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS is no joke. “Fate of the Furious is everything you want it to be and a ton of fun,” said Collider‘s Steven Weintraub, adding, “@TheRock is a straight up superhero in the film and I loved it.”

Fate of the Furious is everything you want it to be and a ton of fun. pic.twitter.com/uz9QgnhVZ3
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 29, 2017

Fate of the Furious   adds Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, and Scott Eastwood to the franchise while marking the first film without Walker and the beginning of a new trilogy. The Fate of the Furious has been unleashed on the world — well, a select crowd, anyway — and those who have seen it are racing to praise F. — Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) March 29, 2017

Show Full Article Crazy, fun, and yet very different feeling. Gary Gray’s film. — Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) March 29, 2017

The movie, which also stars Tyrese, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jason Statham, flies into theaters on April 14. Read more reactions below. — Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 29, 2017

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS features some great action set pieces but I think I may be too old for this franchise, which just isn't the same now
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 29, 2017

The Fate of the Furious is another winning entry in the franchise. I laughed, I cried, I cheered
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) March 29, 2017

Charlize's dreads in #fast8 were problematic for me. So much fun. Even though   this is the eighth film in the series, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down, with Eric Vespe from Ain’t It Cool News writing, “I adored every ridiculous, charming, absurd, fun second of The Fate of the Furious.”

I adored every ridiculous, silly, charming, absurd, fun second of The Fate of the Furious. The NYC stuff is off the chain. Those in attendance at Universal’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas got a surprise treat when the eighth installment of the series was screened. pic.twitter.com/K3aeviUYCf
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) March 29, 2017

Loved @TheRock and Jason Statham in FATE OF THE FURIOUS.

Lamar Odom regrets multiple affairs, says cocaine was his drug of choice

He went to rehab at the same time. The drug use wasn’t a winning choice either.”I was hiding it [from Kardashian]   for a while, but then I got frustrated…” the former NBA player said. “If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women,” Odom said. Lamar Odom. Khloé Kardashian   is getting honest about what happened when “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Khloe & Lamar” put him on the radar with women who didn’t follow basketball. READ MORE:   Lamar Odom, post-rehab: ‘I committed suicide enough already’ Latest updates Then in 2011, about two years before they split, he said, “I was in the man cave she had made for me and she caught me. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)Lamar Odom wishes he had kept it in his pants. “That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. So was I.”READ MORE:   Lamar Odom: A Shakespearean tale for the TMZ era”The sad thing about it is, I don’t know if I was disappointed because I was actually doing the drug or because she caught me.”After that, Kardashian “tolerated” his use of what he called his drug of choice.Odom said that after she filed for divorce in 2013 and he got his own place, his life “was all about drugs.” He wasn’t trying to fix his marriage and was in a dark place. Drug abuse “probably helped the end of my career come along a little faster,” he said, “because drugs killed my drive to want to train and be in shape. It killed that and my sex drive.”By the time Kardashian   was staying by his side as he recovered after nearly dying in 2015,   Odom said, he and she hadn’t “been intimate in years.”The couple’s divorce became final in December 2016. The ladies (or something like that)   came out of the woodwork in droves, and he didn’t say no. I wish I could have kept [it]   in my pants.”Huh, ya think? “When I became Khloé Kardash­ian’s man and on TV, it made me look more enticing,” the 37-year-old   told Us Weekly. With a new docuseries   reportedly on the horizon and rehab recently in his rear-view, the former Mr. She was disappointed.

Film academy will continue using accounting firm that mixed up Oscar best-picture envelopes

Latest updates The more you get involved, the stronger we can be together. After a thorough review, including an extensive presentation of revised protocols and ambitious controls, the Board has decided to continue working with PwC. New protocols include:A greater oversight role for PwC US Chairman and Senior Partner, Tim Ryan.PwC partner Rick Rosas   will return to the Academy account as co-balloting leader, a function Rick performed flawlessly for more than 12 years. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially spoken.In a letter sent to members Wednesday, president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced that the organization   will continue to work with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for the now-infamous envelope mishap at this year’s Oscars, which   resulted in “La La Land” being incorrectly named as best picture, an honor that went to “Moonlight.”   “After a thorough review, including an extensive presentation of revised protocols and ambitious controls, the Board has decided to continue working with PwC,” the letter reads. The Board of Governors, the body that oversees the Academy, met Tuesday night for the first time since the Feb. As you may know, the Board meets approximately six times a year to discuss the business of the Academy.One of the items on our agenda was to discuss PwC’s Oscar night mistake and review options moving forward that are in the best interest of our organization. We will add additional key balloting partners in the coming months.The PwC on-site team at the Oscars will now include a third balloting leader with knowledge of award winners who will sit in the control room with the show’s director throughout the ceremony.We’ve developed Oscar night protocols including implementation of partner rehearsals for possible onstage issues, removal of electronic devices from backstage and improvements to onstage envelope category verification.Ongoing evaluation of backstage protocols and procedures.On another note, I also have terrific news to report about progress on a project that excites all of us: the development of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which will open its doors in 2019. Please think about seizing this opportunity to write the Academy’s next great chapter. We look forward to sharing these plans as they continue to evolve.Last of all, just a reminder about one of the very best ways you can keep contributing to the Academy each day of the year: in April, you’ll receive information about running for a seat on the Academy’s Board of Governors and your Branch Executive Committee. We need you.   Heading into our 84th year working with PwC, a partnership that is important to the Academy, we’ve been unsparing in our assessment that the mistake made by representatives of the firm was unacceptable.Throughout the last month, the Academy team has worked hand-in-hand with PwC to review our wide-ranging relationship – everything from Oscars voting, auditing, and taxes – during which we asked them to lay out for us a path and a process towards ensuring that everything will continue to the high standards the Academy expects and you deserve. (Jay L. In addition to discussing the debacle for which PwC has already accepted full responsibility, the letter outlined a number of protocols being established to ensure the mix-up doesn’t happen again.Also mentioned in Boone Isaacs’ letter was the status of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, set to open in 2019.Read the full letter below:Dear Members,Last night the Board of Governors met for the first time following what was, in so many ways, the most extraordinary and memorable Oscars ceremony in decades. During this next and final phase of the project, we will continue the work on the May Company building, and begin building the breathtaking Renzo Piano-designed sphere that will include our 1000-seat David Geffen Theater and the Dolby Terrace. Membership has its privileges, but it also has its responsibilities. The first phase of construction is now complete, which included renovating the historic Wilshire May Company building, and excavating and creating new underground spaces that will house exhibits that will bring our industry to life. 26 ceremony. From the night of the ceremony through today, PwC has taken full responsibility for the mistake. Stay tuned for updates and thank you for your support of this endeavor.Last night Tom Hanks, who co-chairs the museum’s capital campaign, brought the future Academy Museum to life by presenting a spoken tour of the space.

Merriam-Webster editor on her new book — and why dictionaries matter

What are some of the more interesting or unusual sources you have to read to figure out how language is being used currently? If you write dictionaries, you can’t stop reading. B) That’s not how humanity works. Yeah. I think she watched, possibly, 100 videos of people twerking to figure out what the essential motion behind a twerk was. I know all this bizarro stuff about the English language that has made me fall in love with it in this new way because I think people who like words also get really frustrated with how illogical English is. There’s a woman in the New York office named Lauren who does the Twitter account.” People definitely are like, “Ooh.” The Twitter account has definitely made people realize the dictionary is human, so now people are really interested in the humans behind the dictionary. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was the inspiration for the book? You have to go, “A) That is not how language or dictionaries work. The nondescript building where people communicate using color-coded cards is not what I pictured at all. My hope is that people read this and love English more. In a lot of ways, it’s mirroring what’s happening now, especially in terms of the Twitter account, where you wouldn’t expect the dictionary to have this kind of attitude. I have marked beer bottles for things like “mouthfeel.” You see that word in Food & Wine and in Gourmet and in Bon Appetit, but here’s a beer manufacturer using the word. The big thing with “marriage,” and there are other words that are like that, it’s a really good clear example for people. It was about how we are sanctioning the thing, and it’s because language is so personal to us. The word describes a thing, and people assume that when you change or adapt the meaning of a word, that you’re changing the thing, and particularly in our current cultural moment, the ways that people use words have ended up becoming markers of where they fall on a social or political spectrum. This is the sort of thing that lexicographers do in the face of that sort of thing. It’s still alcohol, but people are picking it up; that means it’s [usage] broadening. I can do this. If it were as simple as just taking the word “genocide” out of the dictionary to get rid of it, don’t you think we would’ve done that at this point? Is it a twerk? One of the things you mention in the book is when people got really mad about the definition of marriage. “I wanted to give people an idea of how the dictionary works because you do this long enough and it’s the same questions over and over again,” explains Stamper, who draws on her years of experience defining words to give viewers a glimpse into what goes into putting together a dictionary. A lot of people ask, “How long does it take to feel like you know what you’re doing?” Because it’s such a complicated process, and I think most of us would agree, it just takes years. I still write clunker definitions, don’t get me wrong. I must be on the wrong street.” That is not the building that you think of when you think of a dictionary. The heartbreaking flip side of this is when you get a lot of people who will ask you to remove slurs from the dictionary because then hatred will no longer exist. I know how to do this.” It was like my world had just shifted five degrees to the right. You would have to come up with these new ways, new conversational ways of talking. The best one was I saw was a while ago. So you’re really just reacting to the way the usage of the word has changed. That little building, that can’t be it. And the dictionary follows the culture. Are you the one who does the Merriam-Webster Twitter account? Word By Word is currently available for purchase. So YouTube is one. Someone had marked the Yellow Pages for interesting information. Those people and those places have personality, and they have their own loves and desires and hates and everything that the person who’s reading the book, or reading the Twitter account, has. People think of the dictionary as this broad authority, so if they find a word or meaning in the dictionary, they feel like they’re sanctioned to use it that way. How do you explain what the verb “do” means when you can’t use words that are more complicated than “do” or “idea”? We began work on a dictionary for adults who are learning English as a foreign language, and it was the first dictionary in company history that had to be written entirely from scratch. That’s not my experience with this job.”
Inspired, Stamper details her experience not just at the publisher, but also with the changing nature of the English language and the way we use it. “There are actually books about dictionaries on the market, but they’re mostly scholarly and really dry. When you’re writing for people who are just learning English, that defining vocabulary has to be tiny. No one ever gets it totally right, but it just felt like there was just this small click, that was like, “Oh, that’s what I do. It’s not what anyone pictures. What’s the longest word in English? My colleague, Emily Brewster, was responsible for writing the definition for twerk, so she spent a long time on YouTube, watching people twerk. When you change the definition of a word, that represents a core value to somebody, then they feel like you are challenging that value, even if you’re not. Words are a cultural marker. When I went in for my interview, I drove by the building like five times, and this is before the era of Google maps, because I was like, “That’s where this should be, this place should be, but that can’t be it. KORY STAMPER:   The book really solidified when I started thinking, “Why do dictionaries matter? The learning curve on this job is crazy long. And if they don’t find it in the dictionary, then they think that the word or meaning, or sometimes the thing, doesn’t exist. What’s the point of dictionaries in the Google age?” I was thinking about the type of expertise that goes into writing dictionaries and then the type of things you learn about English as you write one. The fun thing for me about hearing people respond, especially to that — the description of the building and the people who work there — is that it is the same thing that’s happening with the Merriam-Webster Twitter account. It’s amazing.” Then I have to disappoint them and say, “No, I don’t. It is funny to me that we were the last major dictionary to make a change to the entry, but because we’re also a prominent dictionary, we’re the ones who really got slammed with complaints about it, and the complaints were not about the entry or the word. It’s the first time that people have ever realized that there are people behind the dictionary, that it’s not just a computer algorithm that combs the Internet and spits out a definition. Is it twerking? The first thing that people say is, “Oh my god. We internalize language so much because that’s one of our primary forms of communicating to people. What is it about stuff like that that makes people so angry? You share a surprising description of what it’s like working at the Merriam-Webster offices. Even if you’re defining for teens, they’re native English speakers, and so you can use what we call defining vocabulary, the types of words that you use to write definitions. For me, a dictionary is a living record of a living language, and they’re important because language is important to us. These are just some of the questions Merriam-Webster editor Kory Stamper has to field when she tells people about her job. Order it here. That means it’s moving outside the pages of food. EW spoke to Stamper about life at Merriam-Webster, why dictionaries matter, and why people get angry when definitions change. I saw someone bring in empty and washed-out cans of cat food that they had found. What is the hardest word to define? You couldn’t take another dictionary and use its word list or its definitions as a basis for this because defining for people who don’t speak English is wildly different than defining for people who do. To a learner, you have to explain why that’s different, and you have to do it in really simple English, so I copy-edited each of those, and by the time I finished, I remember very clearly finishing “do” and signing the batch back in, and I went home that night and I was like, “I’m a lexicographer now. How do you explain the word “idea”? I’ve seen all sorts of stuff that ends up in the database, and that’s always funny. This is what I do.” That probably happened eight years into my tenure as a lexicographer. Absolutely. The only difference is that they have this weird job where they write dictionaries. It’s one of the reasons   she was inspired to write her new book,   Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. You’ve been doing this for 20 years now; is there something that really stands out to you over your time at Merriam-Webster in terms of defining or editing a word? You say, “Let’s do laundry.” That’s not idiomatic. This is who I am. Did you want to give people a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a dictionary editor? When you say, “Let’s do dinner” what you mean is you would like to eat dinner with that person and that doing dinner is different from doing your laundry. Pantheon
Has that changed the way people react now when you tell them you’re an editor for Merriam-Webster? Show Full Article

Katie Holmes on Hillary Clinton’s loss: ‘It hurt my child so much’

“I was in Austin, Texas. “It was the era of Dawson’s Creek. In December 2015, she shared a picture   of her and Suri meeting Clinton   and her daughter Chelsea on Instagram. I was in college and we were watching, and then I was with my girlfriends and I get a message from Katie Holmes. On Tuesday, Holmes sat down for a radio interview with Jenna Bush Hager on TODAY   Show Radio, where she opened up about how Clinton’s   loss affected both her and her and Tom Cruise’s daughter Suri. “Because as hard as we think we have it, there’s so many women in the world that have it so much harder and we really need to be strong and help them.”  

Mothers and daughters #wearewithhillary ❤️
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Sticking to the political theme of the conversation, Bush Hager brought the chat around to Holmes’ 2004 movie   First Daughter, in which Holmes plays a president’s daughter who goes off to college and ends up falling for an undercover Secret Service agent. Holmes also attended a fundraising lunch for the Democratic presidential candidate hosted by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in August 2016. But you called me and I am such a fan of yours, but I loved Dawson’s Creek,”   remembered Bush Hager. below:

The Jenna Bush Hager Show! airs live Tuesdays at 2 p.m. “I know I thought Hillary was going to win this year, and it just hurt so badly when she didn’t,” said Holmes.”And I know that it hurt my child so much as a 10-year-old, and it really made me think, ‘Oh we have a lot…a long way to go as women.’”
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Holmes wasn’t shy about her support of Clinton during the election. Who can this be?’ And I just knew that you didn’t want to stay in my dorm room in Austin, Texas, so we never made that happen.”  
Listen to the audio from the SiriusXM TODAY   Show Radio special The Jenna Bush Hager Show! And I’m like, ‘Who is this person pranking me? #wearewithhillary,” she wrote in the caption. Clinton’s loss reminded Holmes that she and other mothers “have to raise our girls to be very strong, not just for themselves, but to open the doors for other people,” she told Hager. And it just so happens that Holmes actually reached out to Bush Hager when she was researching for the role because she was the current first daughter at the time. “Mothers and daughters. Even though it hurt, Katie Holmes was able to take a lesson away from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss in the 2016 presidential election.  

Show Full Article ET on   TODAY   Show Radio (SiriusXM Channel 108). She was at, like frat parties, so it was sort of stereotyping, I think, what I was going through.

When will ‘Riverdale’ get back to Archie-Betty-Veronica love triangle?

“I would say that it’s still a very new relationship,” Aguirre-Sacasa says. You invest in all the characters, and you want them all to be happy — to me, that’s when a love triangle’s at its best, when you want all of the couplings to exist.”
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In other words: Have patience! “It’s just finding the right way to play it at the right temperature so you don’t burn it out too fast. Still, that doesn’t mean the show won’t be circling back around to the trio in the future. ET on The CW. You decide. Show Full Article “That will always be at the heart of any Archie story,” executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells EW. “But given the circumstances of what they’re doing, which is investigating a murder, and given that they’re both from very different worlds — Betty’s the perfect girl next door, the cheerleader, and Jughead’s the outsider from the wrong side of the tracks, the misfit, the loner — their relationship is going to be tested sooner rather than later.”
Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. As Riverdale nears the end of its freshman run, the love triangle at the center of the Archie comics source material is all but nonexistent. While the series started off with Archie (KJ Apa) being attracted to new vixen Veronica (Camila Mendes), much to Betty’s (Lili Reinhart) dismay, The CW drama has since steered away from the thruple, instead initially exploring Archie’s own romance with a much younger version of Miss Grundy (Sarah Habel) and subsequently following Betty’s blossoming, if not all together random relationship with Jughead (Cole Sprouse). Seriously, what’s the deal with Archie, Betty, and Veronica? For now, viewers can look forward to more tension over the new relationship between Bethead — Bughead?

‘Harry Potter’: Ralph Fiennes finally comments on iconic Voldemort laugh

While chatting with philosopher Slavoj Zizek at a School Of Life event in London Monday, Fiennes reportedly admitted that he can’t recall letting loose the cackle that went on to become an iconic meme. “It wasn’t useful going into it as evil,” he said, jokingly adding, “I just thought, ‘I want to destroy Harry Potter, he is really annoying me and the world will be a better place without him in it.’”
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Show Full Article But for the actor himself, it’s barely a memory. Fiennes also spoke about how he interpreted the motivation behind his villainous character’s deeds. “I can’t actually remember what that scene was or why I did it,” he said. The sinister laugh that escapes from Voldemort when he thinks he has finally killed Harry Potter in The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is arguably one of the most famous moments from Ralph Fiennes’ portrayal of the Dark Lord.

Vin Diesel tears up paying tribute to Paul Walker at ‘Fate of the Furious’ screening

The Fate of the Furious marks the first full Fast film that Walker was not a part of filming. “It played over and over again in my brain.”
Diesel went on to say, “Part of Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot. On Wednesday, CinemaCon attendees were treated to an early screening of the upcoming eighth Fast and Furious film, The Fate of the Furious. You are reminded of this angel that was so integral to this concept of brotherhood for our millennium. “It was Paul Walker who promised eight,” Diesel said. According to Variety, Diesel revealed that   it was Walker who wanted to do an eighth film, which was a central reason they moved forward in his absence. Show Full Article They were also treated to a touching speech from Fast frontman Vin Diesel, who reportedly paid tribute to the late Paul Walker, who died in 2013. There’s something beautiful about that. There’s something celebratory about that.”
Diesel then reportedly teared   up before adding,”I always feel like he’s looking down on us so we didn’t want to let him down.”
The Fate of the Furious, which kicks off a new trilogy in the long-running franchise, hits theaters on April 14.

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens meet kid versions of Belle and Beast

There’s even a moment when Stevens noticed a certain resemblance. Beauty and the Beast   fans who   thought things couldn’t get cuter than Emma Watson’s “Kitten Interview,”   are in for a wake-up call. “It’s a mixture of your beautiful princess dress, but with very cool, practical boots. Show Full Article In a new video posted by the United Kingdom edition of Disney’s YouTube channel, Watson and her Beast   costar Dan   Stevens come face to face with mini versions of their respective characters, Belle and Beast. It’s very on point.”

For more unbearable cuteness, watch the video above — and catch the live-action take on the classic love story in theaters. The adorable children — dressed like Watson and Stevens from the film — asked their famed doppelgangers a variety of pressing questions, like which character they would want to play in the film other than the one they did — Watson says Beast and Stevens says Belle — and whether they were more nervous about singing or acting. “That’s very your Belle,” he tells Watson when Mini Belle’s footwear catches his eye.

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ reunion: See the limited edition covers

The cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer   reunited for the latest issue of   Entertainment Weekly — but in addition to the newsstand cover featuring stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, we’re releasing three limited-edition collector’s covers as well. Watch that here and check out a clip above. “I was hoping some of them would puff out a bit. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. James White for EW
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“This is like a high school reunion but much worse because they all still look really great,” the show’s creator, Joss Whedon, told EW of the cast reunion. Show Full Article But that did not take place.”
In conjunction with the exclusive cover story, the   Buffy   cast sat down for a special EW Reunites episode on the PEN Network. To read more on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer   reunion, pick up the new issue of   Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday or right here.