Madame Hydra to appear on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ — first look

“Madame Hydra is a villain with the perfect combo of strength, sexy, and scary. The LMD was based on a real person, Agnes Kitsworth, whom Jansen also portrayed this season. We’ve thrown many challenges Mallory’s way and she’s always up for the task. Show Full Article Radcliffe (John Hannah). — and EW has an exclusive first look. “Since we’re bringing back Hydra in the Framework, we thought we’d bring it back with a force to be reckoned with,” executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen tell EW. Jennifer Clasen/ABC
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She was a terminally ill former love interest of Radcliffe’s. Jansen was introduced in the season 4 premiere as Aida, a Life Model Decoy created by Dr. However, they discovered that Hydra was very much still active in the Framework, hence the introduction of Madame Hydra, who will be portrayed by Mallory Jansen, and introduced during S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s returning hour, which was screened at WonderCon on Saturday. returns Tuesday at 10 p.m. We’re excited for fans to see how she makes Madame Hydra come to life.”

Madame Hydra — also known in Marvel comics as Viper — is the third role Jansen has portrayed on the show. Madame Hydra is heading to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ET on ABC. During S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s most recent episode, Daisy (Chloe Bennet) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) went into the Matrix-like Framework in a bid to rescue the rest of Team S.H.I.E.L.D.

Chris Evans, ‘Gifted’ costar Mckenna Grace surprise patients at children’s hospital

In addition to going room to room visiting with patients, Evans and Grace brought an advanced screening of their new film, Gifted, while the actress handed out handmade bracelets. @ChrisEvans thank you for visiting my daughter at #CHLA yesterday. The pair helped close out   the facility’s month-long fundraising campaign, Make March Matter, in which more than 100 local businesses and corporate partners urged customers to donate to CHLA through everyday activities. Gifted, directed by Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), stars Evans as Frank, a single man raising   his   prodigy niece after the death of his sister, while   a custody battle threatens to tear them apart. Show Full Article “[Chris Evans] thank you for visiting my daughter at #CHLA yesterday,” Reza Khorramian, a mother of one of the patients, wrote on Twitter. “Noah meets Captain America and McKenna Grace,” she wrote. Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace Gifted the patients at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a special surprise visit on Friday. Another parent, Alicia Garcia, also   posted of the visit to Instagram. Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer also star in the film, based on a screenplay by Tom Flynn. pic.twitter.com/LbmutTjgld
— Reza Khorramian (@RezaBCS) April 1, 2017

Noah meets Captain America and McKenna Grace ❤ #captainamerica #chrisevans #chla #gifted #mckennagrace
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Evans’ Marvel colleague, Guardians of the Galaxy star   Chris Pratt, paid a visit earlier in the month, playing foosball with a fan, and singer Demi Lovato surprised patients with a screening of her upcoming movie   Smurfs: The Lost Village in which she voices Smurfette. Kim Kardashian-West and Jack Black are also among those who took part in Make March Matter.

Tyra Banks nixes ‘ANTM’ contestant age limit: ‘I don’t care how old’ models are

The supermodel, television producer, and makeup mogul has announced she is removing the age limit from the ANTM contestant   application, opening the modeling competition up to contenders of all ages. I don’t care how old you are, honey.”

Apply Now!!!#michellemockcastingSend 3 pics,Name,Age,stats + Contact Info to VH1TopModel@gmail.com. Citizens pic.twitter.com/A7lUJ7rVv4
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) April 1, 2017

While the age limit is a thing of the past, Banks asks that potential contestants come prepared to do two things: “You just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel,” she says. Show Full Article Why have an age limit?’ So, you know what? You want to audition for America’s Next Top Model? RELATED:   ‘America’s Next Top Model’: Where Are They Now? “This has always been a passion of mine. Pop star Rita Ora replaced Banks in the interim. Previous editions of Top Model   have also prominently showcased British contestants (cycle 18), college students (cycle 19), and male competitors (cycles 20, 21, and 22). Across its 14-year run, ANTM has often imposed limits on applicants’ height and age, though exceptions have been made — most notably cycle 13, which featured only women under the fashion industry standard height of 5’7″. I guess   Top Model   has normalized what difference is in beauty.”

ANTM‘s 24th cycle will shoot this summer. “You know what I hear all the time? Watch Banks’   discuss the new application process above. ‘Tyra, come on! U.S. I’m taking that age limit off. Banks, who was also recently hired as the new host of NBC’s   America’s Got Talent, confirmed she would   return to the show she launched back in 2003 after taking a short hiatus from the judges’ panel throughout cycle 23 — the show’s first to air on VH1. It’s been just over two weeks since   Tyra Banks reclaimed her position at the head of America’s Next Top Model‘s judging panel,   but   the 43-year-old is already stirring the pot. “There have been 23 cycles of America’s Next Top Model, and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years old or younger,” Banks said in a video message she tweeted Saturday. Model hopefuls are encouraged to apply by submitting their name, age, stats, contact information, and three photos to   VH1TopModel@gmail.com. It’s so nice to see it’s normalizing. “In putting these girls on the show and saying, ‘You are beautiful,’ I wasn’t necessarily telling them they were beautiful; I was using them as a vessel to tell millions of girls around the world who looked like them that   they   were beautiful,” Banks — referencing the unorthodox casting decisions   she often makes on ANTM — told EW in an exclusive interview last month.

‘Back to the Future’ reboot, a ‘Pitch Perfect’ slip, and more celeb April Fools pranks

Sinbad and CollegeHumor set the bar high   this year by releasing the “lost footage” from   the   Shazaam! I knew I had to take a bigger stand. I just played the best April Fools gag on my crew with 1000 extras waiting inside! It's OFFICIAL! I’m rebooting Back to the Future with an amazing all-female cast,” director Feig, who witnessed the   misogynistic backlash over his Ghostbusters film, announced on Twitter. “It’s OFFICIAL! Thanks, Bob [Zemeckis], for believing in me.”
Chris O’Dowd, who featured in Feig’s Bridesmaids, bolstered   the ruse by   tweeting about his role as the gender-swapped Lorraine McFly (now Larry McFly). Happy 4/1! Brady posted the front page on Instagram with the caption, “Happy April 1st! Thanks, Bob Z., for believing in me. Happy 4/1!”
The actor even posted a link to a fake article on The Daily Buzz in which a statement read, “With what is going on now in the country, I couldn’t stand by any longer merely as a citizen. #fakenews.”

Happy April 1st! I'm rebooting Back to the Future with an amazing all-female cast! Frankel’s real hair has been on display through her Skinny Girl social media channels, while Hadid promised her pic with the scissors emoji was just “jokes jokes.”

#shorthairdontcare #zerofucks #newseasonnewlook
A post shared by Bethenny Frankel (@bethennyfrankel) on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:17am PDT

✄ ✄ ✄ happy April foolz fwends 😉 😛
A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on Apr 1, 2017 at 5:25am PDT

jokes jokes .. “#MarieMcFly #BTTF18! #Takei2018 https://t.co/Wf7qvV1eXj
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 1, 2017

No, I'm not running for Congress. So that’s why I’m running for Congress. “Well, the cat’s out of the bag it seems,” the 79-year-old tweeted before eventually confirming, “No, I’m not running for Congress. https://t.co/R0qq3lrNLn
— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) April 1, 2017

You will be amazing. confirmed it was all a prank with a caption that read, “#aprilfools.”

🚨🇺🇸🚨🇺🇸🚨🇺🇸🚨🇺🇸🚨🇺🇸 ⬇️ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ➡️ 😜 #aprilfools
A post shared by Team USA (@teamusa) on Apr 1, 2017 at 6:44am PDT

Over in the land of football, Tom Brady   fans were riled up to   see a fake story from the NFL blog Cover 32   with the headline, “Buffalo Bills acquire quarterback Tom Brady in trade with New England.”
The article was   reposted on Yahoo Sports and included a faulty statement from Buffalo Bills head coach   Sean McDermott, which he had supposedly made at a press conference:   “Today, April 1st, 2017, the Buffalo Bills have made a game-changing trade. In February, The Boston Globe inadvertently released an edition of the paper that reported a victory for the   Falcons. https://t.co/aX30y8qFF3
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) April 1, 2017

Phelps got in on the fun when he seemingly announced over Twitter his return to professional swimming. pic.twitter.com/ZrhTCExLw7
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) April 1, 2017

Tragic accident on the set of Pitch Perfect 3…just kidding! “Some dreams/goals you just can’t get rid of…been doing a lot of thinking n I’ve decided that I’m going 2 make another comeback,” he wrote with a hashtag for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Crew members rushed to her aid when it seemed as if the star took   a serious spill down the steps of her trailer. Let's do this! Many more of these jests percolated across the Internet on Saturday, including from director Paul Feig, retired swimmer Michael Phelps,   Star Trek alum George Takei, and Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson. movie people think happened but really didn’t. Some dreams/goals you just can't get rid of…been doing a lot of thinking n I've decided that I'm going 2 make another comeback! One of the most difficult days in entertainment journalist is April Fools, a day when celebrities make a habit of pulling their own pranks with   joke announcements, casting calls, and the like. But Jon Ossoff is on 4/18. Wilson posted footage of the prank on Instagram of her shouting “April Fools!”
“I just played the best April Fools gag on my crew with 1000 extras waiting inside,” she tweeted. “You will be amazing,” the filmmaker replied. A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson) on Apr 1, 2017 at 8:12am PDT

Both Bethenny Frankel of Real Housewives of New York City and fashion model Gigi Hadid   posted fake photos of themselves with much shorter ‘dos. Let's flip Congress in '18 pic.twitter.com/41uj6l3yt7
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 1, 2017

Wilson caused a bit more of a raucous on the set of Pitch Perfect 3. #fakenews
A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:42am PDT

Takei, an out gay actor and   prominent celebrity supporter of LGBTQ rights,   became a trending topic on Saturday when he claimed to be running for Congress. While we know there have been recent rumors about his impending retirement, we here with the Bills organization do hope he reconsiders and joins us to help bring the Bills some Super Bowl glory.”
RELATED:   See how these brands pranked their fans on April Fools’ Day
As for Brady, he took April Fools as a moment to remind everyone about   the Patriots’ mind-blowing Super Bowl win over the Falcons. Happy April Fools Pitches! Help him win at https://t.co/ctCcRiYcdL. I got you!!! #tokyo2020
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) April 1, 2017

Despite rumors and hopeful chatter that Phelps might   come out of retirement, he told EW in an interview, “The words that I was potentially gonna swim in 2020 never came out of my mouth, so if that has been written or quoted, it is misquoted.” He added, “I couldn’t be happier with how everything finished, but being able to go out how I want to… on my terms I think is what I always dreamt of.”
Moments after his tweet,   the official Instagram account for Team U.S.A. My hope is to challenge Devin Nunes for his seat in 2018.”

Well, the cat's out of the bag it seems. — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) April 1, 2017

So excited to be playing Larry McFly (formerly Lorraine) in this exciting re-boot. 🤣 happy April foolz fwendz
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) April 1, 2017

Show Full Article We have officially acquired Tom Brady in a trade with the New England Patriots. #MarieMcFly #BTTF18!

‘S-Town’ podcast surpasses 10 million downloads in first four days

By the end of the first episode, the path diverts towards something else entirely. —With reporting from Oliver Gettell

Show Full Article Ira Glass, Sarah Koenig, Starlee Kine, and Neil Drumming serve as editorial advisors on   S-Town, which is the first of three original podcasts from the newly erected production company Serial Productions. You don’t have to wait a week to read a novel.”
The new mystery tells of   a man named John, who asked   This American Life to investigate the son of a wealthy family for bragging about getting away with murder. By comparison, the hugely popular first season of   Serial took seven weeks to reach that milestone, according to Variety, but those episodes were released weekly, while all seven episodes of   S-Town   were made available on March 28. Executive producer Julie Snyder recently told EW that the decision to release all the episodes at once   “wasn’t strategic, it was more editorial.” She added,   “We went back and forth on it for a while. It felt like a novel and we had talked about that a lot. S-Town is available online and through podcast apps like iTunes, Stitcher, and RadioPublic. I didn’t feel like there was anything added by waiting a week in between for this story because it has such a different aesthetic and a different feel. Listeners are flocking to S-Town. The Southern Gothic podcast from the creators of Serial and This American Life   was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first four days of release, EW has confirmed.

CollegeHumor’s April Fools prank is Sinbad’s long-lost ‘Shazaam!’ movie

It’s quite damaged, and most of it has been recorded over, but what’s there is classic cinema and movie magic. We’re excited to share it with audiences at large.”

@sinbadbad Found it in a box of VHS tapes out behind a closed Blockbuster. “It was pulled from theatrical release. I would prefer if we all just pretended this never happened.”
Further driving home the ruse, CollegeHumor promised   they’re   “currently working on a distribution deal to release the full 93-minute film.” Better still, some people on Twitter still think the movie actually existed and Sinbad just forgot about it. People want to be fooled 🙂
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

Show Full Article “Then, one of our producers found this VHS in a box behind a shut-down Blockbuster. @eccunningham 😉
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

@eccentric_muse 😀
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

@alexweprin they don't know. Remember that time hundreds of Redditers insisted Sinbad   starred in a genie movie called Shazaam!, when really they were probably thinking of Shaquille O’Neal’s Kazaam? ANYWAYS, we have our eye on a new 4k TV so plz pay up thx pic.twitter.com/JZdoTQ5s1y
— CollegeHumor (@CollegeHumor) April 1, 2017

The clip reveals two kids, Rachael and James, inadvertently   unleashing a genie trapped in a lamp in their attic. @EnchantdHart521 my bad
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

@Ashrose07 okay okay Ashley
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

Really family? Sinbad   even confirmed it never happened on Twitter, but later promised: “I   am going to do one so we can close this chapter.”
He came through with his promise on Saturday when CollegeHumor released “lost footage” of the Shazaam! “Like most Americans, we had weird memories of this movie existing, but just thought we were confused,” CollegeHumor says   in a statement accompanying a press release. “This is what we’re gonna go, we’re gonna start all over, all right?” Sinbad says. “Kidnapper!” they scream as they attempt to run away. movie starring Sinbad that, again, never happened. “I’m gonna introduce myself. I am Shazaam, the genie of the lamp.”
“It was my first time directing and the studio wasn’t happy with the project,” Sinbad says in a statement of his own. https://t.co/eKlMWNBVzV
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

Others caught on. It may be too early to call, but CollegeHumor and Sinbad just won April Fools’ Day.

‘King Arthur’ final trailer: Charlie Hunnam unleashes the power of Excalibur

Show Full Article The final trailer for Guy Ritchie’s take teases an extravagant CG-heavy fantasy epic   that tracks the medieval hero’s rags-to-riches journey as he wields the mystical king-crowning Excalibur. The footage reveals his upbringing at a brothel, while   Vortigern, bolstered by dark magic, assumes control of the throne. “You wanted the prophecy. Check out the new banner   below. The cast is rounded out by Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as The Mage, Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Bedivere, and Aidan Gillen (HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Goosefat Bill. Watch the trailer above. pic.twitter.com/Vm54Ry8aB5
— King Arthur (@kingarthurmovie) March 31, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will open in theaters on May 12. Great rulers don't play by the rules. As an adult,   Arthur claims his birthright by pulling Excalibur from the throne, propelling him on a collision course with   gargantuan beasts and a fantastical battle for the ages. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is not   like other Arthurian films. Raise that sword, show the people the power of excalibur,” he’s told in the trailer, which features a footage frenzy of sorcerers, street battles, war elephants a la   Mûmakil from The Lord of the Rings, and explosive fire play. Charlie Hunnam & Jude Law star in #KingArthur on May 12. Sons of Anarchy bad boy Charlie Hunnam stars as Arthur, who fled as a boy while his   father, King Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana), was slain by his uncle   Vortigern (Jude Law).

Will Ferrell’s Lifetime movie ‘A Deadly Adoption’ headed to ATX for screening, panel

“We weren’t clear if it was going to be authentic, if it really was going to be this murder story.”

The sixth edition of ATX runs June 8 to 11. Things are getting deadly on the first night of ATX TV Festival. Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption will screen on June 8, the opening evening of the Austin-based festival. When news of the film broke, Ferrell had initially said it would no longer air. Following the special showing, Ferrell, writer Andrew Steele, and executive producer Jessica Elbaum will participate in a panel about the film. In the thriller, which parodies the genre of many of Lifetime’s films, Ferrell and Wiig star as a married couple, who, years after a   tragedy, are looking to adopt a second child. “I don’t know if we’ll ever know whether it was a bet from a group of friends or he really wanted to do it,” Tanya Lopez, A+E Networks Senior VP of Original Movies, told EW in 2015. RELATED:   This Is Us, thirtysomething reunion added to ATX Television Festival
Premiering in June 2015, the project was intended to be a surprise, with no promotion advertising Ferrell and Wiig’s involvement. Finally, they find a seemingly perfect birth mother (Jessica Lowndes), only for things to take a Lifetime-style turn. Show Full Article

Susan Sarandon: ‘Bozo’ Trump awakened Americans to political failures

Colbert pressed further, asking if that meant “brick through the window” and “line the rich people up against the wall.”
“You’re watching the wrong movie, that’s not what we’re talking about,” Sarandon said. “It’s doing great things for comedy.”
Sarandon’s opening remarks set the tone for the unease that permeated throughout the interview. So people wanted a change, and now they’re getting something that they didn’t expect, but they’re writing and they’re calling and they’re young people. The Late Show host grilled   the Feud actress and diehard Bernie Sanders supporter on her   previous comments about Donald Trump bringing about   a revolution in America. We have to identify real progressives, people that are going to get us health care, college education, and infrastructure, and we’re in an oligarchy right now, and people were saying, ‘We don’t want the status quo,’ ‘The status quo’s not working.’”
She added that “the only candidate, as stupid as he [was],” who offered an alternative to the status quo “wasn’t Hillary Clinton. “Goldman Sachs has been in politics forever, and now we’re noticing because this guy is such a bozo that he’s just doing everything so badly that he’s not slick like everybody else,” Sarandon said. Show Full Article Despite her Sanders allegiance, she voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, having called the DNC “completely corrupt” and the entire election a fight for “the lesser of two evils.”
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Referring to   Sarandon as a “revolutionary hippie,” Colbert asked if she meant a revolution in terms of “revolution in the head,” “revolution in our hearts,” or “revolution in political engagement.”
“All of the above,” she said. “I mean, all the fracking that’s been going on, the pipelines were all there before Trump got in. The millennials are on fire.”
Watch the interview in the clip above. Susan Sarandon and Stephen Colbert got into a mildly heated discussion on   politics Friday night. “No, I’m talking about people being engaged in the system, holding representatives responsible. It was Trump. They’re calling their senators, they’re donating to all of these groups.”
“You’re funnier, don’t you think?” she said   to Colbert. “Well, I’m so happy that you asked — not really, but okay   we’ll get into it,” she said once Colbert brought up her remarks   on Trump. This has been going on, but now everybody’s awake, they’re energized, right?

All the times Donald Trump called Chuck Todd ‘sleepy eyes’ on Twitter

Don’t feel sleepy at all though,” he wrote. It's great that sleepy eyes @chucktodd gets no traction. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2017

It goes all the way back to 2012, when Trump tweeted, “It’s great that sleepy eyes @chucktodd gets no traction,” after Todd had reported a day earlier on an “enthusiasm gap” between Republican and Democratic voters. @NBCNews
— Donald J. Jack is right on unemployment–the new jobless claims make 7.8% an impossibility. “For those wondering, I slept well even tho I stayed up late watching the #msstate upset of UConn. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2013

Word is that @NBCNews is firing sleepy eyes Chuck Todd in that his ratings on Meet the Press are setting record lows. Trump, Sir.”
— Donald J. If I hosted Meet the Press instead of Sleepy Eyes,a smash! — Donald J. He bombed, franchise in ruins! #cowbell. A total scam!”   FBI director James Comey confirmed last month that the FBI is investigating   any ties between Trump’s administration and Russia. — Donald J. “It is the same Fake News Media that said there is ‘no path to victory for Trump’ that is now pushing the phony Russia story. For those wondering, I slept well even tho I stayed up late watching the #msstate upset of UConn. I can't imagine what is taking so long! Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2012

Sleepy eyes @chucktodd — whenever you mention me unfairly I will likewise mention you. He is in the bag for Obama. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2017

It is the same Fake News Media that said there is "no path to victory for Trump" that is now pushing the phony Russia story. — Donald J. — Donald J. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2015

I hear that sleepy eyes @chucktodd will be fired like a dog from ratings starved Meet The Press? The things I am saying are correct. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2015

I have over seven million hits on social media re Crooked Hillary Clinton. I always get big ratings. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2015

Apprentice = big hit. A total scam! If “sleepy eyes” sounds familiar,   that’s because the phrase has become one of Trump’s recurring zingers for Todd. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2016

Wow, sleepy eyes @chucktodd is at it again. He's a real loser! — Donald J. @nbc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2012

Sleepy eyes Chuck Todd, a man with so little touch for politics, is at it again.He could not have watched my standing ovation speech in N.C. “When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?” he asked. When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story? Miss Universe = Big hit. Part of President Trump’s phrase vault — which includes   “lock her up,” “fake news,” and “Crooked Hillary” — is   “sleepy eyes.” On Saturday, Trump attacked NBC   News political director   Chuck Todd on Twitter with the insult for not focusing on his discredited claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. He is do totally biased. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2012

Sleepy eyes @chucktodd—one of the dumbest voices in politics– is angry that I’m doing @ThisWeekABC. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015

.@BreitbartNews is much smarter than sleepy eyes @chucktodd @nbc http://t.co/Lb3PBlN3u0 Thanks to Steve Bannon & real reporters. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2013

Sleepy eyes @chucktodd, when looking at my financial filings, should’ve said “Great job Mr. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2016

Todd responded to Trump’s tweet on Saturday, as he’s done in the past. #cowbell. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2015

I am convinced that sleepy eyes Chuck Todd was only a placeholder for someone else at Meet the Press. — Donald J. – far better vision than the others
— Donald J. Don't feel sleepy at all though
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) April 1, 2017

Show Full Article Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2015

Word is that Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd, who has failed so badly with Meet the Press, will be taking over for now irrelevant Brian Williams! Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2012

Sleepy Eyes @chucktodd owes @jack_welch an apology. And there have been many more instances since. Check it out Sleepy Eyes, @MarkHalperin @NBCPolitics
— Donald J. Here are all the times he’s used it. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2016

Sleepy eyes @chucktodd is an absolute joke of a reporter. — Donald J. He can't carry @jack_welch's jock. — Donald J.

Bill Maher blasts Trump’s team of enablers

Maher’s blacklist includes   Vice President Mike Pence, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, and even Fox News host Sean Hannity. “In the plot, Norma Desmond is a faded movie queen, a silent film star of the 1920s, but now she hasn’t worked in 30 years but she still thinks she’s big because of Max,” he added. Bill Maher has a “new rule”: “If you get up every day and try to make Donald Trump’s ludicrous and dangerous pronouncements sound normal and sane, you are an enabler,” the Real Time host said on his show Friday night, backed by a collage of Trump’s administration team. It takes a village to help a man-child stay in power, and the excuse ‘I’m just doing my job’ is starting to sound an awful lot like ‘I was just following orders,’” he said over a photograph of Hitler’s forces. Is that really any different than [Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee] pretending to have intelligence that backs up what his mad boss tweeted at three in the morning?”
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Maher didn’t forget about “West Wing’s Flowers in the Attic” Spicer and Conway, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and “psycho” “a–licker” Trump advisor   Stephen Miller, either. Watch Maher’s segment above. “Twenty years from now, when your kids ask you over a glass of   soylent green, ‘What did you do during the Trump years, daddy?’ you don’t want your answer to be, ‘My job was to go on TV and pretend Trump didn’t say what everybody just heard him say,’” the host continued. “Max goes into the basement every night and writes fake fan letters to fool her into thinking people still love her. “That is an enabler and that word is not a compliment.”
Maher compared Trump to “bats– nuts” Norma Desmond of the 1950s film noir   Sunset Boulevard and Trump’s “handlers” to her “sycophant man-servant,” Max. Show Full Article “Like I say, timely,” he said. “Without these professional liars and deniers, there’s no Trump.

See how these brands pranked their fans on April Fools’ Day

pic.twitter.com/fw27g2oL7i
— Charlie's Deli (@CharliesDeliPDX) March 31, 2017

Zipcar pranked its fans   who opted to receive a beta test kit by sending them, instead, a beta   taste   kit of a Moonpie. Amazon Echo

Finally, a more productive way to communicate with your pets than “Who’s a good boy?”
Honda

This one gets a heart-eyes emoji from us. Petco

Never pick up after your pets again! Zipcar

Signed up for beta test kit and got this. The best milk comes from the happiest cows. Luckily, the Zipcar customers didn’t seem to mind being mooned. @Zipcar you got me 😜@MoonPie #aprilfoolsday #zipcar #moonpie pic.twitter.com/4n9FXOLRWd
— Arpit Jain (@arpitjain2811) March 31, 2017

We just got #mooooned! Introducing Jim Beans: aged one day in a tin can pic.twitter.com/y88bHyYjR6
— Jim Beam (@JimBeam) March 31, 2017

What began as a pronunciation mistake has   evolved into something delicious(-ish). And the happiest cows have found love on the world’s first-ever bovine-only dating site. Lexus

No need to curse at slow drivers   on the freeway when you can just politely get them out of your way! Hint taken. Hulu

Get to the end more quickly. So please, for the love of Winston Bishop, check out some of the best stunts below. Following last year’s excellent showing of brand pranks, these companies channeled their inner Weasley twins and punk’d their fans with some hilariously elaborate announcements of fake products and wacky services. #aprilfools thanks you guys! Turkey Hill

The best ice cream is made from the best milk. Redbox
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Redbox is   making entertainment more accessible than ever with its teeny-tiny   home-rental initiative. Alamo Rent A Car

When your car is planning your next vacation’s itinerary, activities, meals, and bathroom breaks, all you have to think about is relaxing! @EmpireFOX and more now streaming on #Hu. None at all! Show Full Article Coffee-mate

What goes better with coffee than coffee? Tough Mudder

The Puppy Bowl is for wimps. https://t.co/T1KqGVSVaA pic.twitter.com/bRXt4US6a1
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How Cynthia Lee Fontaine got a new lease on life, her cucu, and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Today I can say I'm blessed because I'm on remission for almost 7 months! That’s my biggest motivational message I can give to all the fans: You can make mistakes or have obstacles and inconveniences, but there is always a new horizon of opportunity in the future if you believe. There were other queens to choose from, so why do you think Ru chose you over them? It’s beautiful and encouraging to see me as the crazy, drunk Latina aunt character… but I click with season 9’s girls a little deeper because I’m their guidance. Thanks to my parents for been my guardians and angel true all this journey (maria and Rene on the pic) thanks to my sister @acidbetty for taking care of me and her friendship!!!! You’re going to see more glam, more haute couture, and more complete looks. We did it! Mama RuPaul actually doesn’t call me Cynthia Lee Fontaine anymore! She knew there was something missing! I knew she wanted more cucu. I think it’s going to be kind of annoying [laughs]. Blessings and Celebrate life !! I’m getting crazy with my new sisters in the work room! As special guest Lady Gaga watched from the judging panel, RuPaul brought the March 24 season 9 premiere   to a screeching halt after announcing that a former contestant would return to the competition, cutting out on a cliffhanger as a pair of sky-high stilettos clicked down the runway. But, maybe it’s going to be as much as my hashtag on my Instagram. I want it all the time. @misslailamcqueen you were an angel and friend support me in this experience te amo !!! How many times can we look forward to you saying that word in season 9? … Any great chance, any great opportunity that I get, I need to take it —   and not for granted. Show Full Article What made you want to return? Do you feel that going through such a difficult thing made you a stronger competitor? ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Everyone is super excited to see you and your cucu return, but, girl, I have to ask you: Have you burned those shorts that got you eliminated last season yet? I love to work with World of Wonder and RuPaul. … You will see the girls a little more prepared because of [me]. Cynthia is coming with an upgrade on makeup and hair and costumes! Because of them, because of my family and because of my brother —   who is not with me anymore because he passed away one year ago —   that’s why I’m so happy to be alive and so happy to… be back again in the game. I “shantay, you stayed” on my life! She tries not to involve her emotions and tries to be professional. I hashtag “cucu” about 77,000 times, all the time, on my social media! … Every time I see those pants, I don’t see a fail; I see an opportunity to motivate myself and inspire myself to be stronger! To my best friends Miguel, Jeremy , Gloria , Javier and Chris love you guys !!!! Uh… we never know! #misscongeniality #happycucu #letskickcancerinthecucu #rpdr 🎗🎗🎗
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You’ve also been very open about your battle with cancer in the past, and we’re all so glad you’re okay. I think we learn from our mistakes, and that’s exactly what I’m going to prove on season 9. So, what you’re saying is we’re not going to see the shorts on season 9? Hashtag #KickCancerintheCucu! We fought a good fight, and now we can say life is so precious, even if you feel that you’re depressed, even if you feel emotional distress… you can stand on your feet and move on. … If they call me for season 10, I will do it again! I think she thinks that because I’m a comedy drag queen, I’m a complete life joke, and I love it. I’m becoming a mentor for all the girls because I’ve been through this experience before. You’re going to see – from head-to-toe – a new Cynthia Lee Fontaine; more focused, healthier, and a more structured character! Unfortunately, we have heroes who’ve passed, and they don’t have the opportunity to still live it. No, I did not burn them! As long as you have life, everything else is possible, and, baby, season 9… it’s going to be amazing. I’ve been discharged from my oncologist, so that’s why I said yes to film season 9. Oh yes, I did see that! [Laughs.] A week ago it was a year since I was eliminated, and I posted a picture of me wearing the pants! More cucu personality and craziness everywhere! Whatever is coming in my career or whatever is coming in my life, I will accept it with open doors. The thing is, that’s a way to identify who I am… so it’s good in a certain way that she identified my character, and I hope she’s ready for the entire package that I’m presenting right now. You sound so excited about coming back, but I know there have been some queens in the past who’ve said they regretted their time on the show. Since then, Fontaine has gone into remission following a life-changing bout with stage 1 liver cancer, an unfortunate setback she says reframed her perspective on life and the Drag Race competition. Mama RuPaul gave me the opportunity for a second chance, and I have a second chance in life. I can’t get enough of you saying cucu. She wants to see the whole, entire, complete cucu! In EW’s exclusive interview with Fontaine below, the performer dishes on her new   lease on life, the dynamism of the word “cucu,”   and how those unflattering gym shorts that sent her packing last year have become a symbol of hope as she sashays into the future. What can we expect? Do not forget to help, support this cause and spread love !!! But, at the same time, you will see a more mature cucu. RuPaul is cuckoo for Cynthia Lee Fontaine’s cucu — enough so that, during Friday night’s episode, he invited   the previously eliminated season 8 stunner back for another shot at claiming the title of America’s Drag Superstar. That’s exactly what we want to hear. When we were filming the show, “Cucu” was my name! Viewers ultimately learned   the shoes belonged to Fontaine, a comedy queen from Puerto Rico whom viewers   elected as season 8’s Miss Congeniality in 2016. To my family , and drag family thank you !!! I’m ready, baby, just like Chi Chi DeVayne says! She knew I had a lot of potential and talent, but she wants to see a little bit more, especially with my looks because of the strong audition tape that I did. … and a lot more cucu. [Laughs.]
But you’ve stepped up your wardrobe for this season, right? She doesn’t give preference or special treatment. [Laughs.] And Michelle [Visage], when she was directing, she was like, “Cucu, can you move to the left?” And I’d be like “Okay, perfect.” In my mind, I’d be like [comically sinister voice] “My name is not Cynthia; Call me Cucu!” [Laughs.]
What did you think of Shea Couleé calling your comeback a joke? She treats all the girls equally. Good afternoon miss amores: Today marks one year I received my first Chemo treatment for my live cancer stage 1. To world of wonder and logo tv thank you for everything!!!!!!To all miss amores cucu fans you are amazing!!!

‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei plotting run for Congress: ‘The cat’s out of the bag’

Star Trek star   George Takei told   The Daily Buzz   he plans on running for Congress in 2018 and has specifically targeted California’s 22nd District so he can take on Republican Devin Nunes. And I plan to prove that. This is great news!” Ruffalo, 49, tweeted. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 1, 2017

@GeorgeTakei WONDERFUL NEWS!! Let's do this! “I knew I had to take a bigger stand. #TakeiforCA
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) April 1, 2017

@GeorgeTakei Really? This article originally appeared in People.com

Show Full Article Honestly? This is great news! This better not be an April Fool’s joke. — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) April 1, 2017

“@GeorgeTakei I hope you can count me as one of your early endorsers!! Takei told the site that he wanted to take a bigger stand in politics. Can I say that? I think I can. @GeorgeTakei I hope you can count me as one of your early endorsers!! People are tired of his a—kissing of Trump. My hope is to challenge Devin Nunes for his seat in 2018.”
He added, “I think Nunes is vulnerable. So that’s why I’m running for Congress. “With what is going on now in the country, I couldn’t stand by any longer merely as a citizen,” Takei said. #Takei2018 https://t.co/Wf7qvV1eXj
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 1, 2017

Takei, 79, expressed his wish to be “a champion for all people” adding, “We need to build a majority again in Congress, too, to be a check against the Trump Administration’s excesses, assuming he’s even around by then to keep making horrific mistakes.”
The   Star Trek actor has already picked up celebrity endorsements from the likes of   The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo and Sophia Bush. These days you can say pretty much anything and not get in trouble.”

Well, the cat's out of the bag it seems.

Sylvester Stallone is leaving ‘The Expendables’ franchise

“We’re going to do our best, but I think we’ve got some really great attitude going,” the actor said. I don’t think it’s over, but write whatever you want. “We’ve got great ideas. Stallone stars as Barney Ross, team leader to a group of mercenaries, in the testosterone-fueled franchise that has featured such heavy-hitters as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren,   Terry Crews, Jet Li, and more muscled stars. RELATED: Double Take: Stars and Their Stunt Doubles
Plans for a fourth film in the blockbuster series have been underway since The Expendables 3   was released in 2014, earning more than $214 million worldwide. I think everyone is expecting something different, and we’re going to give it to them.”

Show Full Article But Stallone and Avi Lerner, Nu Image and Millennium Films chief, have been unable to agree on certain elements for the fourth film, including a director, according to Deadline, which first reported Stallone’s exit. In my opinion, it’s not dead.”

Stallone previously teased   The Expendables 4 during a Facebook Live   chat back in December. Sylvester Stallone is departing   The Expendables, the action movie franchise he helped create, according to a representative for Stallone. Stallone directed the first film in the series, co-writing the screenplay with creator   Dave Callaham, and has co-written every script since. We agreed on 95 percent of things, but there are certain things in production we don’t agree on. Lerner did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment, but told Deadline, “We’ve got disagreements with Sly, but we’ve had them for over a year and a half. Right now, each one has an opinion.

Stephen Colbert: ‘Weird S—’ might be George W. Bush’s nickname for Trump

Bush was heard saying, “That was some weird s—.”
“Apparently, Bush was just as bewildered as the rest of us,” Colbert said, adding later, “Now it’s hard to believe that a former president would say that of an incoming one, but the comment was witnessed by three people. Three people! Stephen Colbert poked fun at two presidents during Friday night’s episode of The Late Show, but the best zinger came from POTUS No. Show Full Article 43 during 45’s inauguration. ET on CBS. Wow, that’s almost half of Trump’s inaugural crowd.”
The comedian also pointed out that Bush was known for creating unusual nicknames for members of his staff, politicians and foreign leaders, journalists, and others. Former President George W. Tonight! “Now remember, Bush called Karl Rove ‘Turd Blossom,’” Colbert said. Colbert cited New York Magazine’s report that after President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, former President George W. Bush is a man of few words, but he had a couple about Trump's inauguration. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/eryNtX9LT0
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 1, 2017

The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. “So it’s possible ‘Weird S—’ might be his nickname for Donald Trump.”
Watch the full clip below.

Tom Hanks leads ACLU telethon full of music, laughs, and famous faces

The benefit earned at least $149,000, according to the group’s Facebook page. Celebrities showed up in full force Friday night to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union during the Facebook Live telethon “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU.”
The four-hour telethon featured musical performances, comedy bits, information on the civil liberties advocacy organization’s work, and an array of famous faces, including Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan, and Alec Baldwin. Voting lines should not be as long as the porta-potty line at Coachella. Final numbers were not released at time of posting. Late Night host Seth Meyers delivered an ACLU-centered version of his popular “A Closer Look” segment. Their favorite singing group is probably the Jackson 53.”

Elsewhere in the telethon, “working mom and stay-at-home actress” Fey delivered a comedic   monologue   in which she also roasted Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the gender pay gap. Fey said she holds out hope that one day women   will break through the glass ceiling and achieve the ultimate goal of a Womantourage, an all-female Entourage. That’s in the Constitution!”
Meyers also took aim at Trump, saying the president “yet again repeated his lie that 3 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election.”   (Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by roughly 2.86 million.)
“Are those the same people who told you there were 1.5 million people at your inauguration,” he asked, “because if so, those people are bad at numbers. Show Full Article “Not only do they defend our voting rights and our civil liberties, but now they have to protect us from cameras Obama put in our microwaves,” the last-night host said before addressing, as Obama, a graphic of President Trump looking into a microwave. “Look at this guy, trying to heat up a taco bowl. “Did you know women still only make one Ghostbusters for every two for men?” she cracked. “Just look at this line to vote in Georgia. .@ACLU @tomhanks @AlecBaldwin @NiaVardalos @RealTracyMorgan Tom: "Any trolls?"Ike: "Someone said I have a dad bod & lesbian aunt face."Tom: "Anyone writing anything untrue?" #StandForRights2017 pic.twitter.com/VX8Hyq03yp
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) March 31, 2017

Musical performances by Norah Jones, Titus Burgess, Ryan Adams, Usher, and The Roots were featured throughout the broadcast; Burgess offered singing lessons for people who made sizable donations. Serving as one of the night’s main MCs, Hanks got the chance to showcase his love for the Constitution, but his most memorable interactions were with the celebrities tracking the donations, including Tracy Morgan and Ike Barinholtz. The shell’s gonna get soggy!”

“But the work the ACLU does to fight restrictive voting laws is especially crucial right now because, as we speak, politicians across the country are trying to make it harder to vote,” Meyers continued. Watch the full telethon above.

‘Star Trek’ alum George Takei to release graphic novel based on his life

IDW’s   Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott will handle scripting duties. The actor was 5 years old when the bombing of Pearl Harbor prompted President Franklin D. Takei is teaming up with IDW Publishing for a graphic novel based on his life, focusing specifically on his family’s firsthand experience in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. Roosevelt to sign an executive order authorizing the internment of 120,000 American citizens of Japanese heritage, without any charges or due process. Before it closed last year,   EW’s critic gave the play — which was   the first Broadway musical by Asian-Americans, starring Asian-Americans, and about Asian-Americans — a B+ grade, calling it “an important show with a phenomenal cast.”
Takei will oversee the as-yet-untitled graphic novel, to be released in 2018. Star Trek alumnus, LGBT activist, and social media icon George Takei is boldly joining the world of comics. “When the opportunity to tell my story in the form of a graphic novel presented itself, I recognized the value in making it easily accessible for our youth to discover and digest the material, bringing attention to an important and relevant issue, while preserving it for generations to come. RELATED: Every Star Trek Movie, Ranked
Takei frequently calls attention to Japanese-American internment camps “in the hope that my personal experience can serve as a cautionary reminder of our past leaders’ mistakes, and that as a society, we can learn from those transgressions and not repeat them,” the actor said in a statement. Show Full Article An artist has yet to be named. The graphic novel will chronicle Takei’s memories of that time, how his impoverished family started over after their confinement, his rise to fame on   Star Trek: The Original Series, and how his experiences led him to become a vocal human rights activist. Trump’s rhetoric and plans to profile Muslims indicate that he has not learned the folly of the internment, nor the forces of fear and prejudice that propelled it.”

Takei’s family experience was fodder for the Broadway play   Allegiance, in which he also acted. We live in uncertain times, and if stories such as mine can inspire us to do better and encourage positive change, I want to share it with as many people as possible, no matter who they are, or where they come from.”
The actor invoked his experience late last year when he spoke out against Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim registry, saying, “It is more important than ever that the story of the internment be told and heard. We must remain vigilant and mindful of our past mistakes, so that history does not repeat itself.

Kathy Griffin, Colton Haynes spoof ‘Annie’ in ‘Grannie’ mock trailer

But don’t worry, when the offer comes from the Met and they want me to do La Bohème, I can f‑‑‑ing do it. If it’s a hard-knock life for   Little Orphan Annie, it’s an even harder-knock life for Little Orphan Grannie. That’s the gist of Kathy Griffin’s   new spoof   trailer for Grannie, a geriatric send-up of the beloved   musical about a spunky, streetwise   urchin. She’s   finally rescued   from the tyranny of Miss Hannigan (played by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna) by   the   eccentric billionaire Daddy Warbucks (Colton Haynes of   Teen Wolf). That’s just easy.”
Watch the Grannie trailer above. Created by the comedy duo A Brit and A Yank (a.k.a. James Stapleton and Griffin’s assistant,   John Raphael), Grannie   also pays homage to such   Annie tunes as “Tomorrow,” “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life.”

Speaking to   The Wrap   about the spoof, Griffin appraised   her vocals skills:   “I’m like when Meryl Streep, who is a really good singer, said she had to be bad for Florence Foster Jenkins,” she said. “I purposely had to sing like that for my character. Show Full Article Sporting curly red hair and freckles but walking with a cane, Griffin plays “America’s oldest orphan,” who, unlike her Annie counterpart, doesn’t find a benefactor until she’s well over the hill.

Shia LaBeouf assault charges dropped in anti-Trump art installation incident

In a video   posted to the Twitter feed for LaBeouf’s art project, it shows the moment that a man – purportedly the alleged victim –   poses with the   Transformers star and then says   “Hitler did nothing wrong.” LaBeouf reacts by shoving him   away. “He pulled another man’s scarf, causing a scratch to that man’s face,” a   police spokesman said at the time. After the incident,   which was posted online in its entirety, the New York Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that the 30-year-old actor was taken into custody around 12:30 a.m. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. According to   CNN,   both charges were   dismissed on Friday. “We are proud to be continuing the project at FACT, an arts centre at the heart of the community.”

Show Full Article “Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” the trio said in a statement on FACT’s website. LaBeouf was charged   with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation in late January   after   he allegedly attacked a 25-year-old man during a protest against President Donald Trump. “Hey, why did you attack me?” the man asks. There were all these Nazis here, he came out and tried to protect us.”
Following his release, LaBeouf briefly   returned to his art installation in Queens before he and his collaborators   Rönkkö & Turner   decided to relaunch the project overseas amid safety concerns. The assault charges against actor Shia LaBeouf   have been dropped. near his art installation outside the Museum of the Moving Image   in Queens, he was released from police custody a short time later. The livestream protest has been moved to the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, U.K. In video from LaBeouf’s livestream, a supporter tells the camera, “Shia took a hit for us. “Also pushed that man … causing him to fall to the ground.”
The man refused medical attention and was   “OK,” according to the NYPD.