How photographer Mick Rock shot the cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’

I went away and made up a few prints, and the first pass on that one, it fell out of focus in the printing. Show Full Article “But I remember showing Lou the contact sheet, and he zeroed in on that. The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, is now available in theaters and on VOD, Amazon Video, and iTunes. I loved it when I saw it coming up. Rock met Reed through Bowie, who co-produced Transformer. “The shot wasn’t meant for an album cover,” says Rock. When I brought the prints back, he said, ‘That’s got to be the cover.’ And of course, it haunted him and me for, like, 45 years.”
For more revelations from the past four decades of entertainment, visit ew.com/untoldstories. Along the way, he has been responsible for creating the cover images for a clutch of classic albums, including Lou Reed’s 1972 collection, Transformer. It’s actually quite a sharp shot. A version of this story originally appears in Entertainment Weekly’s Untold Stories issue, on stands now or available to buy right here. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. A documentary about the photographer called   Shot! Watch the film’s trailer, above. Legendary British lensman Mick Rock has photographed a host of music icons from David Bowie to Blondie. The blurry cover photo looks like a studio shot, staged to make Reed look vacantly wasted, but it’s actually a live photo taken at London’s King’s Cross Cinema on July 14, 1972.

‘Scandal’: Katie Lowes breaks down those harrowing scenes

Show Full Article Lowes continued: “It was just one of these   Scandal   moments where I just stopped and looked around [and] said, ‘What the hell am I doing? On Friday, the actress called into EW Radio’s Obsessed   to discuss “Dead in the Water,” which she says was a “huge undertaking” in general for the show because it featured many stunts they had not yet attempted, including underwater work and a car dangling from a   cliff. Yes, it might have looked cool, but every time I jumped on that table I cracked my shin on the table,” said Lowes. Filming Thursday’s   intense   Scandal episode was particularly hard for Katie Lowes, who had two harrowing scenes that tested her limits. But I’m like, ‘Oh my God, you guys, I’m so tired. “I would go up to her real life finger with an actual weed cutter and then everyone would call pause and then they would come and run in like a rubber safe one. In March, the group received support from Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes, whose Rhimes Family Foundation became IAMA’s new patron of the arts. on ABC. “It’s awesome because I get to play this badass crazy chick on TV who tortures people, but oh my gosh, it’s so, so, so far from who I am.”
The scene was even tougher to shoot because   Lowes is a morning person but shot it at 11 p.m. “Now Shonda is a big supporter and helper for us,” said Lowes at the end of the interview, “and we   will continue to make thriving, interesting, and captivating theatre art in Los Angeles.”
Scandal   airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. “Oh my God, it was horrible,” said Lowes, recalling how her character chops off Meg’s finger with weed cutters in the torture scene. Please don’t mess this up.’”
Later in the episode, Quinn angrily lunges over a table at Abby after discovering her role in Huck’s disappearance and the cover-up. Not only did Lowes perform the stunt herself, but she had to do it anywhere from 20 to 30 times. “I did have knee pads on, but I was covered in bruises for a while because, again, Quinn [is] far more of a badass than I am and I’m a klutz. I just really felt fired up.”
Listen to the entire interview below to find out about the emotional scene she shared with Guillermo Diaz, who plays Huck, at the end of the episode. In addition to starring on   Scandal, Lowes is also the co-artistic director of IAMA Theatre Company. I can’t believe I’m even putting a real one near this lovely girl’s actual finger,’” she said. “I really liked doing it because Quinn is just so mad at Abby. Thanks to Rhimes’ support, IAMA will commission a new work from a budding playwright as part of the Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission. For Lowes (Quinn), the challenges came in the form of a torture scene she shared with Phoebe Neidhardt (Meg) and a stunt-heavy exchange with Darby Stanchfield (Abby).

Bill Nighy is a ‘self-absorbed, pompous actor’ in ‘Their Finest’ and he’s ‘grateful’ for it

That was [director] Lone Scherfig’s idea. Oh, no. Nighy, most famous to American audiences for Love Actually, impresses upon me what a blissful time he experienced working for Scherfig. Nighy plays the hammy   1940s film actor Ambrose Hilliard, who takes on the role of “Uncle Frank” in the silly, sentimental movie-within-the-movie, which depicts the evacuation of Dunkirk. And it’s a lovely idea, given the brutal time, one of the worst periods in British history. It has nothing to do with the movies. Are you aware that it comes across? Yeah. My friend James D’Arcy is in that movie. What I mean is, when I used to shave in the morning without my glasses, I was 46. It does. Nobody else knows about it and that’s fine. And, yes, there are similarities. It’s only me that knows: those little compromises, those dreadful tics, that default thing I reach for when I can’t really figure the scene out. I’m very happy to have that word put in the same sentence as my name, but I could feel less charismatic. Check it out. And they came to me. I don’t watch the movies I’m in if I can help it. And some days are easier than others, but I always have to kind of persuade myself into it each day. “I’ve been looking so much forward to seeing you,” she tells him after a kiss on both cheeks. That’s why everybody always acts weirdly around me.”
Oh, come on. Obviously, they were looking for someone to play a chronically self-absorbed, pompous actor in his declining years. I couldn’t have been more blessed. Honestly, I was worried about manufacturing a glint for this film. They’re both a bit washed up. You mentioned to me that you’ve recently had your “eyes done.”
Oh, God. I read that part and I thought, “How do you do a glint?”
You’re not aware that you have a glint? I’ve been 46 for years. It’s coming soon, I’m afraid, when I’ll be asked to play a dead body. I really don’t mind, of course. Most of the time it’s half-good. Then I had my eyes fixed and suddenly I knew how old I was. So this was   the case even when you were a younger actor? I think you’re one of the only British actors who’s not in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie Dunkirk. But as you are singing, Scherfig cuts away to the younger couple and we only hear your voice in the background. I do tend to die more often in recent times. There is a wonderful moment in Their Finest when you sing “Wild Mountain Thyme.” It’s really beautifully done. Watching the actor Bill Nighy   stroll across a   swanky hotel lobby in midtown Manhattan, you’re struck immediately by one inarguable fact: The guy   is irresistible. And by the way, that song, if anyone wants to check out how it   can really be sung, listen to Van Morrison’s gorgeous version. Oh, yeah. Of your character, someone says, “Unless you’ve given him a review or had intercourse, he won’t remember you.”
Oh, I’d forgotten about that one. Conversation with Nighy flows easily from one topic to the next, during when he enjoys talking about his career — while also applying a self-deprecating touch while   looking inward that’s nothing if not dashing. Three of them are asleep. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We were just speaking about Love Actually   and Red Nose Day. Definitely. “Lovely. But I stopped watching myself very early on because it was too upsetting. Too uncomfortable-making. But we all fantasize and improvise our lives to a certain degree, don’t we? But now and again I feel like, “Yeah, I know exactly how to do this.”
Does that happen more in theater, where you’re maybe a bit more in control? He’s a major fan of Christopher Nolan, like myself and most people. On stage, very occasionally, I’ve thought, “If anybody has a problem with this performance, it will have to remain their problem.” That’s quite a big thing for me to think. I’m fortunate to get these parts at my age. Well, I didn’t know she cut away until you told me right now. I made the mistake of watching myself then because I thought, “Well, I’m on TV so I should watch!” And then I did   and I wanted to kill myself, so I said, “How about I never do that again?”

What was the problem? Did you feel any actorly jealousy when you saw the movie and noticed that? And I’ve also been a grandfather onscreen. And that film you’re making in   Their Finest is about Dunkirk. In the end, I keep going on being an actor. My first movie grandchild was born to the lovely Rachel McAdams [in About Time]. There’s a bigger story to tell. I frequently   joke, but it’s not really a joke, that I’m completely temperamentally unsuited for my job. Yeah. Show Full Article I’m not even sure what they did because I didn’t want to ask. Did you see things that you wish you’d done differently? I don’t live in a world where I’m charismatic. Generally, every morning, I have to start from scratch. I go to work and I hope for the best. The Luftwaffe shoots the wine bottle out of your hand and he   screams up at the plane, “Hitler, who does he bloody think he is?”
[Laughs] I enjoyed doing that. Kind of funny considering you’ve played the undead in a few Underworld movies and Shaun of the Dead. BILL NIGHY: I’m quite good at washed up. In the film-within-the-film, there’s a hilarious moment where Uncle Frank is on his   boat. I should just shut up, not ask too many questions, and be grateful. Those things are within my grasp. Or nearly knew. It takes me too long to recover. I was middle-aged before I ever felt that. Near the end of Their Finest, your character says, “I was very good.” Can you connect to that feeling? He returns a few glances as well, including, once we’ve taken our seats in a bar adorned with 40 translucent lit-from-within vases, a   beautiful brunette sitting two tables away. Fortunate? It wasn’t in the script originally, if I remember correctly. STX Entertainment, which is releasing the film in theaters, would be wise to sock away   some money for later on an awards   campaign for the actor. I should be so lucky. I’m comfortable now with the idea that, thank God, there is a disparity between what I think and what other people think. Not yet. But how do you handle fame? Tall, blond, blue-eyed, and bespeckled,   elegant in his perfectly fitted jacket, and maybe   more wirey-handsome now at 67 than he’s ever been, Nighy — the “y” is silent, folks — catches the eye of everyone enjoying their afternoon tea. (There is a tabloid rumor, too good to not be just a little bit true,   that Nighy is the “very close friend” of Vogue commander-in-chief Anna Wintour.)
“Could I bother you for a   club soda with ice and fresh lime?” Nighy asks the waiter. You mean you haven’t seen the film yet? And the whole media swarm? Why don’t I just unplug everything and move to the country and buy a dog? You’re too kind.”   We’re here to talk about his movie now in theaters   Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton   (Quantum of Solace) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) as screenwriters of a World War II propaganda flick designed to raise the spirits of the bombed and demoralized population. Not at all. But what about when you’re acting? I’m not sustained by precedent. That’s great. There are so many elements that have to come together for the conditions to be right. RELATED:   Gemma Arterton talks Their Finest and the movie that almost made her quit acting
When Their Finest   director Lone Scherfig (An Education) approaches Nighy’s table, he jumps from his seat to embrace her. I’m not being cute   but I’m fundamentally unaware of that. I had lens replacement surgery. I often look jealously at other people in their jobs and think, “They’re happy, they’re fine, why not me?” I would look at the crossing guard lady while I was on my way to be totally humiliated once again during rehearsals for a play, and I’d think, “It’s half past eleven in the morning and she’s all done, she’s laughing in the sunshine, she’s got shelter and food.”
And you think about yourself? There are eight people in the audience. In the beginning of the film, someone calls you “the man with the glint.”
Yeah, that was tough. Well, your character also complains about being offered corpse roles. And I think, “Oh, man, it’s just the same old blues.”
But conversely, can you feel it when everything is clicking? I think so, though I may be crazy and utterly deluding myself. And suddenly everything flows out of me perfectly. There is some connective DNA   between Billy Mack and Ambrose Hilliard, don’t you think? And faded as well. And now whenever it happens on stage, it’s a wet Wednesday matinée. So that’s why everybody calls me “Sir.” I realized that I’m one of those old guys. That’s not your natural state of mind? Yeah. All I see are my mistakes. Why was this ever a problem? Whenever the doctor got technical, I stopped listening. They’re older guys who rally even when things should be over for them. Lone knows exactly what she’s doing and honestly, you don’t want to watch me singing that song all the way through. Anyway, when I took the bandages off, I looked in the mirror and I said, “Oh, I see now. But I think I know when it’s any good. I enjoy   playing undead. A sort of charismatic wink? No, I’m not. But you’re not yourself offered corpse roles, are you? All I know is, it wasn’t painful and it took 14 minutes on each   eye.

This week in Rowling: Writer tips, plushes, and Pepsi

There were so many times in the early 90s when I needed somebody to say this to me. Here at EW we try to keep up with all of the iconic author’s delightful doings, from Harry Potter tidbits to fun fan interactions. Tips for the next generation of literary geniuses
Do you ever find yourself wondering what it takes to be a writer like J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 5, 2017

The Beasts are Back
Can’t get enough of   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? — J.K. #Niffler https://t.co/CzEAjioQHh
— J.K. *bows reverently to a Twitter master* https://t.co/OYJeOQJdaC
— J.K. You wanted it. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

World Health Day
As April 7 is also World Health Day, Rowling was sure to retweet her NGO, Lumos, in an effort to raise awareness about institutional care and the ways in which it can harm children. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

You'll have turned yourself from somebody who's 'thinking of', who 'might', who's 'trying', to someone who DID. Institutional care puts children at increased risk of violence #WorldHealthDay #SDG3 #ENDViolence https://t.co/gqoc0rwC6X pic.twitter.com/3HXZQI5Hjt
— Lumos (@lumos) April 7, 2017

Pepsi, who? Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

 

Maybe your third, fourth, fiftieth song/novel/painting will be the one that 'makes it', that wins the plaudits…
— J.K. But you don’t have to head to The Elephant House to drink your tea and write about it too. Well, now you can find   one such beast at Platform 9 3/4, the exclusive carrier for the   brand new Niffler plush, which Rowling is very excited about. Rowling? Just take some tips from the master herself, who was generous enough to give away some advice pro-bono to aspiring writers like her younger self. Rowling. And once you've done it…
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

Here endeth today's sermon and thanks to @beauty_jackson for her original words of wisdom. Rowling may not be in the spotlight, but she’s always on top of what is. This is the Week in J.K. https://t.co/tiGpAOb4Fh
— J.K. It's great advice for many reasons. So it’s no shocker she had something to say about the public outcry to   that   Pepsi ad when she retweeted this unique approach to the controversy. Rowling still doesn’t do many interviews, but she does have a very active Twitter account. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 6, 2017

Show Full Article J.K. You're going to get it. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

(And by the way, just because it didn't find an audience, that doesn't mean it's bad work.)
— J.K. Of course you do, who doesn’t?!

‘Star Wars’ anthology book to tell stories of ‘unsung’ characters

Celebrate 40 years of Star Wars with a new anthology telling the story of A New Hope… from certain points of view. https://t.co/Wg9MR5z30x pic.twitter.com/tZrT0rFTNn
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 7, 2017

Star Wars: From a Certain Point   is available for preorder now. RELATED: See All of EW’s Star Wars Covers
More than 40 authors are contributing   —   including Tom Angleberger, Meg Cabot, Paul Dini, Ken Liu, Nnedi Okorafor, Mallory Ortberg, and Gary Whitta — and all have forgone compensation for their work. Step aside, Luke, Leia, and Han — a new Star Wars anthology book is primed   to bring   dozens of background characters into the spotlight. Due in October from Del Rey Books,   Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View will mark the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope with a collection of 40 original stories told from the perspectives of the movie’s “unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains.”
Among the tales to be recounted   are those of   the   X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star and   the stormtroopers who   couldn’t quite   find the droids they were looking for. Show Full Article Check out the cover   below. Proceeds will be donated to First Book,   a nonprofit that provides learning materials to educators and organizations serving children in need.

Selena Gomez explains why she’s not in ’13 Reasons Why’

Gomez actually felt a special connection to the main character, Hannah Baker, who decides to end her life and leave behind 13 cassette tapes to reveal the reasons why. From executive producer Selena Gomez comes Netflix’s newest young adult series 13 Reasons Why. This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. “I see myself as Hannah so much,” Gomez told The Hollywood Reporter. “They sent us emails and checked up on us and made sure we were okay.”
The series has been buzzing all over social media since its release last week and has already smashed Twitter records, reaching 3.4 million tweets in total and gaining 200,000 tweets in one hour. “I wanted it to feel like anyone can see themselves in this.”
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The singer was originally cast to star as Hannah in the movie adaptation of the novel back in 2011 but changed her mind. With her history of mental health issues and rehab, it’s no surprise that the “Kill Em with Kindness” singer felt drawn to the story. “A book is frightening for me because I know the cult following it has, which is the reason why I didn’t want to be in it,” she said. “Even though Selena is Selena Gomez and ridiculously busy, Mandy and Selena were always there for us,” she said. After 6 years waiting to find the perfect Hannah and Clay for @13reasonswhy I couldn't be luckier we cast these two 💜
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Katherine Langford, who plays Hannah, revealed that Gomez and her mom, Mandy Teefey, were still extremely involved and supportive along the way. Based on the best-selling novel by Jay Asher, the latest hit centers around the real-life traumas that are faced by teenagers today, including teen suicide, bullying, mental illness and sexual assault. 13 Reasons Why is now available to stream on Netflix. This article originally appeared in Peopleenespanol.com

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James Gunn’s deranged directorial debut ‘Slither’ finally getting Blu-ray release

“The wonderful folks from Scream Factory will be distributing a brand new edition on July 25 of this year. And Slither is how they did it.”
Slither can now be pre-ordered at the Shout! Although a box office failure at its time of release, Gunn’s directorial debut is now widely acknowledged as a cult classic by horror fans. Slither stars Nathan Fillion as a small town cop who faces off against an extraterrestrial parasite which grossly mutates a character played by Michael Rooker. The film would also find him working with a number of people who would play pivotal roles in Gunn’s Guardian of the Galaxy films, including Rooker and composer Tyler Bates. Show Full Article It will have lots of cool extras including a NEW COMMENTARY FROM ME AND THE CAST. It’s like ‘When Harry Met Sally’ only it’s ‘When Gunn Met Rooker (and Fillion and Banks and Henry).’ These people all changed my life. Factory website. The film costars Elizabeth Banks and Gregg Henry, among others. “I’d like to officially announce that after MANY YEARS of waiting, and me endlessly bitching to the rights holders, FINALLY my directorial debut Slither will be available on Blu-Ray,” Gunn wrote on Facebook. Universal Pictures
You can see the cover of the Scream Factory Blu-ray and a vintage Slither trailer, both above. Filmmaker James Gunn has announced that his blissfully berserk directorial debut, the 2006 horror film Slither, will finally be released by Scream Factory on Blu-ray, July 25.

Vin Diesel comments on reported beef with The Rock for first time

They didn’t exist. To see another multicultural star come up is something I am very proud of.”

Last year, Johnson himself commented on the Instagram post, telling the   Los Angeles Times, “I was very clear with what I said. I’ve been in the game a long time. And it doesn’t matter. “I don’t think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way,” Diesel told USA Today of his relationship with Johnson. I protect everybody, including Dwayne,” said Diesel. But, last year, the Fast family appeared splintered when Dwayne Johnson referred to some of his unnamed male costars as “candy asses.” Further reports suggested the remarks were directed at franchise star and executive producer Vin Diesel. Johnson may be one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but Diesel is the face of the franchise, serving as a producer and being heavily involved in the direction each film takes, a role he says he uses to look out for Johnson’s interests. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.”
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In August, as Johnson prepared to finish shooting the eighth installment of the mega-franchise, he praised his female costars on Instagram, before venting about some of the males in the film. I don’t think that was his intention. Would Universal [Pictures] have preferred that didn’t happen? Dwayne Johnson only has one big brother in this film world and that’s   me.”
Despite any reported tension in the past, which Diesel didn’t directly address in the interview, he   said he’s rooting for his costar. The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest shot through the roof to a whole other level.”
EW has plenty of exclusive content from Fate of the Furious this week, including Tyrese discussing shooting in Iceland and director F. “I’m the first multicultural megastar in Hollywood. Gary Gray on taking the team to the crowded streets of New York City. “I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I know he appreciates how much I work [for] this franchise. “Some conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don’t,” he wrote. Show Full Article Across eight movies, the Fast & Furious franchise has preached that nothing is more important than family. Sure, we talked about it. “I’m always rooting for Dwayne,” he said. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling —   you’re right.”
While Johnson joined the series for Fast Five, Diesel has been involved since the beginning, which the exception of   2 Fast 2 Furious. “The ones that don’t are too chickensh– to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. The film, which also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, and Charlize Theron, rides into theaters on April 14. Dwayne has only got one Vin in his life. Now, a week away from the release of The Fate of the Furious, Diesel is downplaying any feud between him and his costar. “I protected Dwayne more than he’ll ever know. But he appreciates it. He doesn’t have to know. “I protect the franchise.

Steve Perry will not perform with Journey at Rock Hall ceremony: rep

Along with Journey, the Rock Hall will induct Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Tupac Shakur, and Pearl Jam on Friday. He wasn’t at rehearsal.”
EW has reached out to Rock Hall organizers for comment. A TMZ report Friday afternoon claimed Perry “will sing with the band at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.”
But a rep for the band has countered those claims, telling EW, “We have just spoken with Steve Perry’s manager and he confirmed to us that he will NOT be performing tonight.”
Perry’s exact role in Friday night’s ceremony, however, remains somewhat unclear. Now, hours before the event takes place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, those rumors have gained new steam. Show Full Article He officially left the band in 1998; since 2007, Arnel Pineda has done vocals for the group. While Perry last performed with Journey in 1991, he sang on their 1996 studio album Trial By Fire. Since Journey was   announced as one of the 2017 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, rumors have swirled about whether vocalist Steve Perry ― who last performed with the band in 1991 ― would sing with the group at the induction ceremony. And last week, keyboardist Jonathan Cain told Dayton Daily News   that “the ceremony is the first time we’re going to get to see Steve Perry in a long time.”
And an insider tells EW, “No one knows what Steve Perry’s plans are. Members of Journey confirmed to TMZ that he’ll appear onstage with them during their induction ceremony.

‘The Purge’ director’s latest project is about the ultimate battle of the sexes

“I’ll say this — there’s a couple of sex scenes between women and I think we were being a little too timid,” he explains. But you never know. And the women who read the early drafts were giving us great pointers.”
Such as? “She’s a young girl, obviously, and I just was thinking one day about viruses — I’m a big germophobe — and I started thinking of one that would affect one gender and not the other.”
The result is the novel Feral, a just-published collaboration between DeMonaco and author Brian “B.K.” Evenson, about a disease which turns men into rage-crazed beasts. “It’s a scary thing to write for the other gender. “We’re hoping to get a trilogy going. We’re creating a new monster called the Feral — not zombies, not wolfmen.”
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Feral focuses on a group of women who, several years after the outbreak of the epidemic, are attempting to survive in an isolated encampment. It [would be] nice to explore where the world would go. I was a little frightened. “A couple of women we gave it to were like, ‘You’ve got to go all in, here! DeMonaco admits to being unnerved by writing a book with an overwhelmingly female cast of characters. “When you have a kid, there’s this new worry in life about their well-being,” says DeMonaco, who wrote and directed all three movies in The Purge   series of horror films. “Some people who hear the idea are like, ‘Oh, is it a zombie?’” says DeMonaco. Who the hell knows what’s going to happen? Hopefully one day, I’ll get to make the movie of it. He hopes to expand the world of Feral   in similar fashion. Show Full Article Why are you guys holding back?’ It’s not an overly sexual book, but they definitely helped us push it a little further.”
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DeMonaco is writing the fourth Purge film, which opens summer 2018, and is also overseeing a small screen version of the hugely successful franchise. “I gave early drafts to the women in my life saying, ‘Are we on point?’” he says. I don’t!”

Feral is published by Blumhouse Books and is on sale now. When filmmaker James DeMonaco’s daughter was born, his head was not filled with thoughts of sugar and spice and all things nice — or not just those things, anyway. “No, it’s not zombies at all, this is not the undead. “Brian and I have already been talking about what the second book would be,” he says. I’ve done it in movies but [in a novel] you can really dive inside someone’s head. I was like, If we’re going to do this — two guys trying to depict a bunch of women — let’s at least get the proper input from the gender. That would be a dream if I can put it on the big screen.

‘Supernatural’: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles draw out scene in funny blooper

But in the new extended version of the scene,   things are noticeably less tense when Jared Padalecki and guest-star Adam Fergus draw the action out, culminating in Jensen Ackles having to maneuver Baby out of the scene. And the Shaving People Punting Things account is at it again, but this time, instead of sharing a trailer for upcoming action on Supernatural, it’s shared a look back at something that didn’t quite happen in Thursday night’s episode, titled “The British Invasion.”
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In the episode, Sam talks Mick out of shooting Eileen in a tense scene before he and Dean drive Eileen back to safety at the bunker. Show Full Article Watch the blooper unfold above.

Is Margaret Atwood planning a ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel? Maybe.

“We asked Professor Piexoto about this, but he is being very cagey,” a representative from Curtis Brown, Atwood’s literary agency in the U.K., tells EW. The book ends with   a scene from the even further future, in the year 2195,   where attendees   at a symposium   are learning about what happened in Gilead through the diary of a Handmaid named Offred; Gilead no longer exists — although we don’t know much about the world that’s succeeded it. “Naturally he does not want to say anything until the authenticity of the new material he and his colleagues have been analyzing can be determined.”

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that “Professor Piexoto” is hard at work — but with the April 26 premiere of Hulu’s   Handmaid’s Tale   adaptation, the extended audiobook, and the original novel, there’s plenty of information about Gilead for readers to investigate in the meantime. Last week, we were overjoyed to share a clip from brand new material Margaret Atwood wrote for an extended audiobook version of her 1985 dystopian classic,   The Handmaid’s Tale. But as Canadian website   The Loop noticed, the material seems like it could be hinting at even more new Handmaid’s Tale   content to come. Atwood’s original novel takes place in Gilead, a fictional   future nation that includes parts of the United States and Canada. In it, fertile women (a rarity in these times) are forced to serve as concubines, or Handmaids, to upper-class couples who are unable to conceive children. The speaker, Professor Piexoto, closes with: “I hope to be able to present the results of our further Gileadian investigations to you at some future date.”
Does this mean Atwood herself will be writing these “further Gileadian investigations”? Show Full Article In the new audiobook section, Atwood has written the Q&A session that follows the book’s original last line, “Are there any questions?” But this new material also ends on a puzzling note.

‘Buffy’ reunion: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s singing voice was almost dubbed in ‘Once More With Feeling’

MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG: The way I was told was Joss had been pitching it for ages and then all of a sudden Ally McBeal had a musical episode and Joss was like, “Hell naw!” On some weekends, Joss would have some cast members and crew and there would be a designated place and we would all read Shakespeare. Nowadays it seems like everyone does a musical episode. Read on for what they told EW at the 20th-anniversary reunion. But Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the first series to attempt the genre flip. Then I talked to Joss and I said, “I don’t have the time and I don’t feel confident enough to do it.” We didn’t get the script until like two or three weeks before. I didn’t realize that would be the episode where you found out where she was. To read more on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer   reunion, pick up the new issue of   Entertainment Weekly on stands now or buy it right here. ANTHONY STEWART HEAD: “Once More with Feeling” was my dream because I got to do a musical on TV and it was genius. Show Full Article I think the entire cast was a bit terrified. It didn’t matter if I sucked because I wasn’t hired to be a singer or dancer. While it’s widely hailed as one of Slayer’s greatest episodes, some of the cast members were, shall we say, a little hesitant about breaking out into song. But it was exhausting. I really went back and forth to whether or not I was going to sing. I think one person, I forget who it was, actually asked to juggle chainsaws instead. I think it was our best moment because at some point we knew that Joss would not be talked out of it and we definitely tried. I think in the face of what we thought was certain doom, we decided to go out swinging. JAMES MARSTERS: I remember, in general for different reasons. RELATED:   Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion Exclusive   Photos
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR: I’m not a singer. One of my fondest memories is once I had done my song, I hung around the studio because I didn’t want to leave. And we stopped whining and we started working really hard. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Then afterward everyone would eat and drink. Like real chainsaws. And I have said that for a bunch of Hollywood actors that’s as close to heroism as we’re gonna get. I never have been and I didn’t have a lot of time with the material. What I didn’t realize at the time is it would be such an emotional arc for the character. So my original intention was to have someone else do the singing. Watch the clip above and catch our exclusive   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) special,   EW Reunites: Buffy the Vampire Slayer,   here   or download the free app on your favorite device. People kept coming in for their vocals and going, “Why are you here?”
NICHOLAS BRENDON: The musical for me was kind of my ultimate because it was so different. And we didn’t realize how big of a genius Joss was. It was extraordinary. For more revelations from the past four decades of entertainment, visit   ew.com/untoldstories. “Once More With Feeling” found Sunnydale under the spell of a demon that forced them all to croon their emotions. And suddenly there were voice coaches and dance coaches showing up on set. And Joss said, “I’ll do whatever I can to make it as easy on you as possible,” like bringing in my friend Adam Shankman. One of the recurring themes of working on that show over the years was just the slow dawning of the amount of talent contained in that skull of Joss Whedon. Creator (and musical lover) Joss Whedon decided to have the supernatural series attempt their own musical hour in the otherwise bleak season 6. Then I think that James [Marsters] would get on the piano or Joss would get on the piano and I think that helped perpetuate the “Let’s do a musical!” episode.

Stephen King mocks James Patterson for self-written blurb — and writers loved it

“I think   The Black Book is my best work in 20 years. — Eric Jerome Dickey (@EricJDickey) April 7, 2017

@StephenKing Has he not even tried to disguise his name as Patterson James? The blurb on James Patterson's latest book is from…James Patterson! The curious bit, of course, is that James Patterson is quoted next to the book co-written by James Patterson… talking about James Patterson. — Taylor Elmore (@TaylorElmost) April 7, 2017

Patterson and David Ellis’   The Black Book, released last month, follows cop Billy Harney as he takes on a case involving three victims in a luxurious bedroom, and one missing black book. Show Full Article https://t.co/SCDjWsMRd4
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) April 7, 2017

@StephenKing Wait… you can do that? Representatives for Patterson did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. This changes everything. — Jason Arnopp (@JasonArnopp) April 7, 2017

@StephenKing To be fair, the guy DOES give good blurb. Literary heavyweight Stephen King couldn’t help himself from commenting on   a curious find on Friday, regarding   a picture of promotional material for fellow heavyweight James Patterson’s new novel. Better than   Along Came a Spider and   Kiss the Girls,” the blurb reads. — Seth Grahame-Smith (@sethgs) April 7, 2017

@stephenking
A man who blurbs himself.Will soon be blind. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 7, 2017

Yes, but it is the discerning James Patterson. After King’s slightly snarky tweet, a mini-flurry of additional tweets from writers and screenwriters came down the pike. See the flier and the tweets below.

Shakira drops poppy new single, ‘Me Enamoré’

Shakira returned   Friday with a new single, “Me Enamoré (I Fell In Love).” The poppy, reggaetón-inspired jam is the second single off Shakira’s anticipated 11th album, following 2016’s “Chantaje.”   The 40-year-old Colombian Grammy-winner wrote “Me Enamoré” and produced the song with   Rayito and Rude Boyz, the duo who collaborated with her on “Chantaje.”
The single’s uplifting feel resembles   “Try Everything,” the   theme song   Shakira recorded for last year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar winner, Zootopia. And last summer,   she teamed with Carlos Vives for his hit “La Bicicleta.” But while she has shared the first two singles from her next album, it still has no firm release date. Along with “Me Enamoré,” Shakria shared   an official lyric video. In the meantime, watch “Me Enamoré” above or listen here. Shakira has been particularly prolific in recent months. which juxtaposes the tune’s Spanish-language words with adorable illustrations   for the non-Spanish-speaking crowd. In addition to “Chantaje” and “Try Everything,” she appeared on Prince Royce’s new single, “Deja Vu,” earlier this year. Show Full Article

New Oscar rules disqualify multi-part documentaries like ‘O.J.: Made in America’

The Academy’s Board of Governors voted to approve the rules on March 28, including a new rule that disqualifies multi-part films or limited series from competing in the documentary categories. RELATED: Oscar Nominees Before They Were Stars
The Academy also announced changes in other categories, including opening up the animated feature nominations to all Academy voters. Last year, Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America took home the top documentary prize, earning wide acclaim for its deep dive into O.J. To qualify for the Oscars, it also played   in limited theaters as a single feature. At the same time, it stoked criticism among some Oscar voters, who argued that its seven-and-a-half hour running time made it ineligible for consideration as a film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled several rule changes Friday, establishing the guidelines for the upcoming 90th Academy Awards. Simpson’s life and polarizing trial. Show Full Article O.J.: Made in America is the first and likely the last multi-part film to win the Oscar for best documentary. The project was produced by ESPN, and it aired in on ESPN and ABC in five episodes.

‘Once Upon a Time’: Hook returns to Neverland

“It’s undisclosed what type of history it is, but they definitely have a history, and we learn a lot more about Tiger Lily and a little bit about Hook’s past in Neverland, which is always fun for me to get to be a part of.”

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. “He was Captain Hook working for Peter Pan in Neverland for many, many decades,” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells EW. “They have a history together,” O’Donoghue teases. “Although we killed Pan and freed the Lost Boys, not every Lost Boy decided they wanted to come with; there’s always the true believers. He’s the one that they want to kill, so it’s as dangerous as it could be.”
Upon his return to Neverland, Hook will also cross paths with another familiar face in Tiger Lily (Sara Tomko). But not everyone will be pleased about his return. “They still see Hook as the ultimate enemy. My guess is they don’t have a nice homecoming for him.”
RELATED: Once Upon a Time Cast Reveals Favorite Memories From Shooting the Pilot
“The Lost Boys who are there are the ones who didn’t want to leave when everybody was rescued before,” O’Donoghue adds. ET on ABC. After Hook assisted in saving Agrabah, the pirate will continue his quest to get back to Emma during Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time. In a bid to get back to Storybrooke, Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) aims to use Black Beard (Charles Measure), but the duo instead end up in very familiar territory: Neverland! Show Full Article

‘Boy Meets World’: William Daniels offers advice to younger generation

“They came out of the bus as I passed them going down Eighth Avenue, and they started yelling, ‘Feeny! Show Full Article The actor’s favorite piece of advice he ever gave as the character was, “Dream, try, and do good.” He told BuzzFeed, “Boy, I was close to tears, frankly — it had been seven seasons. These are difficult times and young people have gotta form an opinion and they’ve gotta act on it. William Daniels, who played the beloved school teacher in Boy Meets World and the Disney Channel sequel series, has some advice for the younger generation in a new video from BuzzFeed. Feeny for the Girl Meets World series finale to help Topanga (Danielle Fishel) make a major life decision. Feeny!’ Well, the brave one that I am, I ran around the block just to get away from them.”
Watch Daniels in the video above. Mr. “Pay attention to the politics,” he said. And by act on it, I mean they have to vote when there’s a chance to vote and use their own judgments about what’s going on these days because, I think, these are difficult times, you know? “I remember we were in New York and we were coming out of the theater after a matinee and there was a bus full of kids,” he recalled. Feeny is   still passing   on knowledge to younger minds. Without getting into it too much.”
Daniels, who’s celebrating his 90th birthday,   reprised Mr. But that was it, that is what I’ll always remember, yes.”

Nearly 17 years since he said those words on the Boy Meets World series finale in 2000, Daniels still can’t believe his character had   such an impact on a generation of TV viewers. “I’m worried about where we are right now.

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ movie sails ahead with Disney

After it was revealed in 2015 that Dwayne Johnson was attached to star in a movie adaptation of Disney’s Jungle Cruise attraction, the Fate of the Furious star confirmed his involvement over social media on Friday. Building out this huge property with @Disney is gonna be fun,” he   tweeted. The big one we've been working on. The cruise of a lifetime.. This will follow in the footsteps of Pirates of the Caribbean and Tomorrowland as a film based on a Disney theme park attraction. “Finding our director is gonna be fun,” Johnson added on Twitter. Dany Garcia of Johnson’s Seven   Bucks Entertainment banner will also produce, though no director has been named as of yet. Building out this huge property with @Disney is gonna be fun! @DanyGarciaCo @SevenBucksProd #JungleCruise https://t.co/cUhmIVvG6k
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 7, 2017

Finding our director is gonna be fun.👍🏾A visionary who can balance huge action with comic charm. See Johnson’s tweets below. #JungleCruise https://t.co/nwhVirEKXx
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 7, 2017

Show Full Article One of the busiest actors in Hollywood just found some spare time to shoot his next movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter,   which was first to announce the news, Johnson will both star in and produce Jungle Cruise, which is scheduled to begin   filming in spring of 2018 with a screenplay from This Is Us   executive producers   John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. The cruise of a lifetime.”
Johnson has swiftly moved from Baywatch to The Fate of the Furious   to   Jumanji to the wrestling movie Fighting With My Family, and he’ll soon start   filming   Rampage   with costars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomie Harris, Jake Lacey, and Joe Manganiello. He also has   the action film Skyscraper, the DC movie Shazam!, Big Trouble In Little China, and   Doc Savage   lined up, on top of his continuing work for   HBO’s Ballers. “The big one we’ve been working on. No plot details on Jungle Cruise is known, but Disney has been trying to get this project going for several years;   Toy Story voice actors Tom Hanks and Tim Allen were once attached. “A visionary who can balance huge action with comic charm.

13 reasons why ’13 Reasons Why’ shouldn’t have a second season

10. Both obvious loose ends are too dark. (Again, this isn’t a court drama.) Nobody needs to watch Bryce try to worm his way out of this. They’ve gone through enough. By the end of season 1, we had two suicide attempts, another high schooler talk about contemplating suicide (while in possession of a gun), and another buy a gun in an alley. For example, Jessica ends the season telling her father what happened. Of course, the book ends with the finale of the first season, but many shows have outgrown their original source material. Hannah’s last wish has been fulfilled, and thanks to Clay Jensen, she probably got more closure than   she had hoped for (cough, tape 14). Justin left. Warning: Spoilers ahead for the first season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. And more specifically…
11. RELATED:   13 Reasons Why author says Hannah originally survived
2. 8. Not only would showing hours and hours of Bryce using his myriad resources to avoid punishment take away from Hannah’s closure, but it would cause more pain for Jessica (and any other victims we might not know about). There was enough closure for Clay and Tony. Bryce confessed. Don’t drag out the legal battles that might ensue. He was a supporting player whose scenes were   a balm   for the show’s open wounds, a lighthearted player   in all the darkness before becoming a part of it. We don’t need more Courtney or Marcus or Bryce. Hannah’s story is over. 12. 13 Reasons Why‘s debut season is a riveting, heartbreaking story of one teenager’s tragic high school experience and everyone who played a part in it. 7. If you do another season, you pretty much erase her point — you take away the idea that there is something to be learned from her death and her death specifically … unless the focus of season 2 is happiness and a school without bullying. Enough said. The first season hit Netflix on March 31 and quickly garnered a following, which leads   to the inevitable question: Will there be a season 2? Show Full Article 5. That’s yet another dark story we don’t want to or have to see, as compelling as it may be. We think yes, and here’s why:
1. We’ve heard all the tapes, and they were always the focus of the show. Plus, do we need to remind you that he left town with a gun in his bag and a bottle of alcohol in his hand? If they do another project together, we’ll be first in line to see it. Like reason 1, this drama is about Hannah’s message ringing true and honest. All in all, if the show were to stick with these same teens and their secrets, viewers will compare it to season 1, and even if it follows a completely new format with a completely new mystery,   there’s a good chance it will all feel like an echo of what we’ve seen already. We do need more Jeff, but there wouldn’t be any. Did we really need entire episodes on Ryan, Zach, and Marcus? The same goes for some of the series’ other characters…

4. Seriously, how much is this one high school supposed to take? That’s more compelling than seeing their subsequent arcs played out. But if that’s the case, where’s the drama? If there’s a season 2, that’d be   two more characters going down dark, terrible paths — paths that could change this show into a crime thriller or a whodunnit, which was never what made the show or its source material special. At what point is there too much? And even when it doesn’t have anything to do with suicide, some characters’ arcs are better left alone; that way, the audience fills in the blanks. We’d miss him in season 2, along with Hannah, of course, which brings us to our final reason…
13. Porter is over and done. As great as the first season was, is there an argument to be made for letting the story end there? The important thing for her parents was always to get answers, to understand their daughter’s decision, and now that they have the tapes, they’ll get what they need. It makes sense that 13 reasons = 13 episodes, but so many of these stories could have been condensed to fix the sluggish pacing around the middle of season 1. Unlike many characters, Clay and Tony seemed to be the two who really learned from this experience, who want to do better. Things are bleak enough as is. It would be too much and rings false, which leads us to our next reason…
3. Leave them with that optimism; in a way, that’s the best way to underline the point of the show. And for the viewer, it’s perhaps more interesting to think about what may happen, given the way real-world instances of high-school jock culture play out. Based on Jay Asher’s successful book of the same name, 13 Reasons Why tells the story of Hannah Baker, who committed suicide in her junior year … but only after recording 13 tapes explaining her decision. It’s better to leave him with an ambiguous ending; it drives the point home better, and makes you wonder what you would do in the situation. Either we lose that character in the second season or we follow him on a separate journey that distracts again from what’s happening with the rest of the kids. 6. But perhaps the question in this case is: Should there be a second season? All that said, we do have one and only one reason for a season 2:   The adorable, crazy talented cast. It would start to feel too repetitive. Some secondary characters already felt like a stretch — and earned way too much screen time. 9. The show leaves us with some unsolved mysteries,   the biggest of which are Alex’s apparent suicide attempt and Tyler’s mysterious mission. Do you really want to see that guy again? Most of all,   it would diminish Hannah’s story. There’s no need for a followup on her parents and no need to see what becomes of the lawsuit — this isn’t a court drama. More darkness would   start to feel unrealistic. We don’t see what happens next, but we already understand the emotional weight and importance of the conversation.