‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ co-creator drops 18 hints about Gina’s fate, spring episodes

In a different episode, the show takes on a serious topic: stop-and-frisk. “This is Jake’s dream assignment,” says Goor. “The fun of the episode is nobody hates Terry;   it’s impossible to hate Terry. It’s time to get back on the Brooklyn bus — even if it is the one that took out Gina. Or it begins the revelation that she is alive. — it will introduce a wrinkle   that could actually fold   the   Nine-Nine. Before Jake (Andy Samberg) and his partners in crimefighting friends hit the streets again, series co-creator Dan Goor tells you what to   expect from this next batch of episodes. It felt very natural and real, but at the same time we’ve managed to make it as funny as any other Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode.”
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Show Full Article “We find out almost immediately,” says   Goor. ET/PT   for the final part of its fourth season. Terry is subjected to the controversial program   by an NYPD officer when he’s out searching   for his daughter’s cow-shaped blankie. The Nine-Nine is in danger of being 86’d. 6. When Jake and Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) are called in to investigate a stolen laptop on the set of the hit series   Serve & Protect, Jake gets swept up in the glitz   — and Rosa will have to do   her best to pull   him out. And because it’s Teddy [Kyle Bornheimer], an ex-boyfriend who Jake knew, we get to do a Jake-Amy relationship story [with] work stakes.”   Warning:   The most important meal of the day for the deadly boring Teddy is jazz brunch. “To a certain extent, it’s the question of: Am I blue or am I black?” It’s been challenging   for the show to find a way into this subject matter, “because our heroes are the police, so it’s difficult to talk about the police in an abstract way,” he adds. Jake and Amy [Melissa Fumero] are freaked out; the squad is freaked out. 1. It’s one of the two, for sure. The Nine-Nine   tackles   racial profiling. “One precinct is going to get shut down in Brooklyn and the person who’s making that decision is Amy’s ex-boyfriend – oh, and Jake broke them up. RELATED: TV’s Best Cop Comedies
4. “Within the first 30 seconds, there is resolution.” And how would he describe said resolution? “Things definitely become competitive between Jake and Teddy — and a proposal or two may occur,” teases Goor. “The only thing he likes more than being a cop is movies and TV shows about cops, so when he gets to dive into that world, his head explodes. Boyle may save the day as Catwoman and/or he may sink to a new low. “The threat is even greater in the second episode as the audit continues, and a new auditor comes in who turns out to be, in an incredible coincidence, Terry’s ex-girlfriend,” says Goor   of Veronica, played by Kimberly Hebert Gregory. “He has clearly lost the ability to differentiate between the real world and his role, and he pisses off Jake and Rosa when he begins dusting for fingerprints himself and when he begins interviewing PAs,” says Goor. It gives him the opportunity to try out all of his terrible catchphrases — ‘Lead the way, hombre,’ for instance   —   badge flip moves, and intense stares. “It’s out of the frying pan into the fire,” warns Goor. You’re about to get your fill of Fillion. TV cop comedy, meet TV cop drama. I like this type of episode because everyone in the squad has a common purpose, the stakes are shared, the stakes are real and high and, as a result, you get really fun pairings and heightened comedy. In the following episode, Terry’s romantic past also factors into the audit. It’s an appropriate payoff for what happens when you get hit by a bus at 40   miles per hour.”
2. “He tries to work it out with the cop by going out to dinner with him, but   that doesn’t work out, and he has to   decide to whether or not to file a formal complaint,” says Goor. Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns to Fox tonight at 8 p.m. “The jazz brunch sequences and him talking about jazz brunch cracks me up every time.”
3. 7. So when one person doesn’t like Terry, it drives him a little bit crazy.” To figure out what Terry did   to upset their auditor   — he claims the break-up was handled with the utmost care —   two members of the precinct   play good cop, bad cop during in an interrogation with   Terry. After Teddy questions the need for a $20,000-plus copy machine in the Nine-Nine, says Goor, “Terry [Terry Crews] attempts to speak Japanese to a photocopier.”   Then things get really messy. 5. In that episode, Nathan Fillion plays Serve & Protect star Mark Devereaux, who believes that playing a detective makes him thoroughly qualified to lead Jake and Rosa’s investigation. The spring premiere   opens with the revelation that Gina (Chelsea Peretti) is dead. Terry tries to break through the language barrier. “I would say it’s shocking. “We’ve talked about a million different stories and I think this one really works. The   premiere has the possibility of turning into a highly engaging event. “It should be pointed out that Charles [Joe Lo Truglio] spends most of the episode dressed in a catsuit, complete with a tail, and ends up getting stuck in the ceiling,” says Goor, adding, “The fate of the precinct may depend on Charles Boyle’s personal bottle of wolf urine.” Yet another comedy trying the   ol’ save-the-day-with-wolf-urine plotline…. “He’s a little out of touch, thinking at one point that a PA makes ’30 hundred thousand   dollars’ a year.”
9. “We’ve wanted to bring back Teddy for a really long time because Kyle is so funny as Teddy — and I think this may be his best performance,” says Goor. But as we often do with these Jake fantasies about the police and show business, I think they’re quickly and frequently deflated by reality.”
8. The cop comedy’s spring premiere will not only tackle the   question that’s been hanging in the air since New Year’s Day — Who survived the collision, Gina or the bus?

Lana Del Rey releases retro ‘Lust for Life’ album cover

The track   debuted and peaked at No. Because you and the music and this place are my love, my life, my lust for life.”
A release date for Lust for Life has yet to be confirmed. Lust for Life Album cover
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Del Rey previously debuted Lust for Life‘s lead single, “Love,” in February, with its accompanying sci-fi-themed music video dropping two days later. A   place to cultivate a world of their own far away from the real world that’s around them,” Del Rey said in an album teaser released in March. It wouldn’t be a Lana Del Rey album without a nod to an era of years past. The singer-songwriter debuted the artwork for her upcoming fourth major label collection, Lust for Life, Tuesday on social media, posting the LP’s retro-inspired cover to her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. 44 on the Hot 100   later that month. Amidst all the uncertainty and as we transition out of one era into another one, there’s no place I’d rather be than smack dab in the middle of Hollyweird, making this record, for you. “Even though these times can feel a little bit crazy, they’re not so very different from what other generations have experienced at one time or another before. A press release from earlier this year also promises “exciting guest featured artists.”

“You know, in this town, an artist really needs a lot of space when they’re trying to cultivate something special. Recalling the general throwback aesthetic Del Rey has favored since her 2012 album Born to Die,   Lust for Life‘s   sleeve   sees the 31-year-old sporting a white lace dress with flowers in her hair, flashing a toothy grin as she stands in front of a vintage pickup truck. Show Full Article Collaborators on the album include Emile Haynie, Rick Nowels, and producer Benny Blanco.

Merriam-Webster defines ‘volunteer’ following United Airlines response

Among the commenters is none other than Merriam-Webster. Following United’s response on Monday afternoon that their team had looked for volunteers, the dictionary publisher tweeted out that the word “volunteer” is defined as “someone who does something without being forced to do it.”

📈'Volunteer' means “someone who does something without being forced to do it.” https://t.co/qNAcMyplhZ
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 11, 2017

This isn’t the first time that Merriam-Webster has commented on current events. Show Full Article Since then,   many people have spoken out against the airlines’ treatment of the passenger, with Jimmy Kimmel even making a video lampooning the company’s response. Earlier this year, the Twitter account shared definitions of “feminism” and “betrayal” following comments by Counsellor to the President   Kellyanne Conway and White House Press Secretary   Sean Spicer, respectively. United Airlines made the news Monday morning after videos surfaced showing a passenger being forcibly removed from the plane so employees of the airline could travel.

Shonda Rhimes: ABC wanted Connie Britton to play Olivia Pope on ‘Scandal’

Somebody finally piped up, ‘We’re going to have to redo this list.’”

After discussions about how having a black lead might impact the show internationally, Washington, Jill Scott, and Anika Noni Rose were brought in to test for the role. Show Full Article It’s hard to imagine Scandal‘s fiery and formidable Olivia Pope played by anyone other than Kerry Washington, but if ABC had their way during casting, Connie Britton would have landed the lead role. “It was Kerry from the moment I took her to meet Shonda,” said Lowy. ET on ABC. “She was different than what I originally envisioned. Scandal‘s 100th episode airs April 13 at 10 p.m. The character was inspired by real-life Washington D.C. “Nothing felt more important than the sense of outsiderness,” Rhimes said of the role while speaking with The Hollywood Reporter for an oral history celebrating the series’ 100th episode. We were all like, ‘Oh my God,’ because she’s tiny, cute, pretty, and younger — and because she was all those things, she was aware that people would underestimate her.”
Still, Washington can see why ABC thought the   Nashville actress could have been a good fit: “This would have been a great role for Connie Britton!” she says. “She could talk Washington more than I could talk Washington,” said Rhimes. I panicked. “I didn’t know that there hadn’t been a drama series with a leading black woman for 37 years. When the show got picked up [to pilot], I got a phone call from somebody who said, ‘This would be the perfect show for Connie Britton.’ I said, ‘It would be, except Olivia Pope is black.’”
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Added casting director Linda Lowy: “The network was reading us their top choices, and it was Connie and all white women. crisis fixer Judy Smith, and   Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes set out to honor her identity and heritage.

USA announces summer TV slate, sets Jessica Biel’s ‘The Sinner’ premiere

ET), Queen of the South for a sophomore go-round (Thursday, June 8 at 10 p.m. Returning series include Suits   for a seventh season (Wednesday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET), a third season of Playing House   (Friday, June 23 at 11 p.m. An inquisitive detective (Pullman) obsesses over the case, attempting to get to the bottom of the true motive behind the act. The network unveiled its seasonal programming slate, including series premiere dates for Biel’s scripted drama   The Sinner   (Wednesday, Aug. The eight-episode thriller is adapted from Petra Hammesfahr’s 2007 novel of the same name. The 100th episode of   Suits is slated for Aug. ET). Big Little Star sees Deeley facilitating a competition between celebrity guests, who team with their children as they “playfully test their knowledge of one another,” according to the freshman show’s synopsis. ET), and the return of Shooter for season 2 (Tuesday, July 18 at 10 p.m.  

Show Full Article ET) and Deeley’s celebrity-centric game show Big Little Star   (Wednesday, May 31 at 9 p.m. Starring Biel (who also executive-produces) and Bill Pullman, The Sinner   charts the deadly journey of a young mother (Biel) who, in a fit of unexplainable rage, seemingly kills a stranger. 2 at 10 p.m. Jessica Biel and Cat Deeley are headed to USA this summer. ET). 30.

Alabama guitarist Jeff Cook announces Parkinson’s diagnosis

Let me say, I’m not calling it quits, but sometimes our bodies dictate what we have to do, and mine is telling me it’s time to take a break and heal.”
According to   The Tennessean, Cook is still set to play a concert with the band on May 27 and a fan event in June. The iconic country rock band Alabama will soon be losing one of its founding members. Show Full Article “For me, this has made it extremely frustrating to try and play guitar, fiddle, or sing. “Like Jeff said, when this is all you’ve ever known and you love the music, you want to see it go on as long as possible. Alabama has surpassed what any of us ever dreamed of, but I still love to play more or as much as I did [yesterday], and I know Jeff does, too.”

Watch the video statement above. Guitarist and fiddle player Jeff Cook is stepping away from touring with the band due to his struggle with Parkinson’s disease, which he announced publicly for the first time in a video statement for   The Tennessean   on Tuesday after originally being diagnosed four years ago. “We could hire 10 people, but we can’t replace Jeff Cook in the group Alabama,” said Gentry. “This disease robs you of your coordination, your balance, and causes tremors,” Cook said in his statement. After that, his parts will be   mostly   covered by other musicians on tour, though fellow Alabama founders Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry said there’s always a place for him when he feels healthy enough to drop in. I’ve tried not to burden anyone with the details of my condition because I do not want the music to stop or the party to end, and that won’t change no matter what.

‘We’re United Airlines, you do what we say’: Kimmel skewers the embattled airline

“That is such sanitized, say-nothing, take-no-responsibility, corporate BS-speak,” Kimmel said.He then shared a mock United commercial with a benign-looking flight attendant brandishing brass knuckles, offering a profane new slogan and intoning, “We’re United Airlines, you do what we say, when we say, and there won’t be a problem.” Latest updates Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel took aim   at United Airlines on Monday night after video of security officers forcibly removing   a passenger   from an overbooked flight   triggered a mounting backlash.In the disturbing video, a man was bloodied and dragged through the aisle of the plane in Chicago   after United   could not find   enough volunteers to deplane and   take an alternate flight to Louisville, Ky.Like many who watched the video — which spawned dozens of   memes and hashtags   such as   #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos — Kimmel was incredulous.After recapping the incident and airing the video, the host   lambasted United Chief Executive   Oscar Munoz for using the word “re-accommodate” in his statement apologizing for the incident.

3 must-see ‘Daily Show’ segments from White House Correspondents’ Dinner host Hasan Minhaj

He topped it off with a visit from the floating disembodied head of George Takei. The role has taken on even more relevance in the Trump era, given the president’s repeated attempts to pass immigration bans directed at majority-Muslim countries. Minhaj satirically mocked the airline’s concerns over safety: “Anything on a plane   is a weapon to a Muslim. Hasan the Record: President Trump’s first attempt at a Muslim ban led to massive nationwide airport protests. SAD! It’s still a mystery what exactly this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner will look like without the president in attendance, but a key detail was revealed Tuesday when   The Daily Show   correspondent Hasan Minhaj was announced as this year’s   host.For the past few
For the past few years, Minhaj has served as a correspondent on the Comedy Central show focusing on religious and Muslim issues, first under host Jon Stewart and then with Trevor Noah. I see a paper cut katana.” He even donned a makeshift hijab to demonstrate how Muslims get treated differently. A Dorito chip can slice a neck. You   see a   SkyMall? Refugees and Trudeau: It’s almost a shame that President Trump will miss this year’s ceremony, because Minhaj already has experience dealing with celebrity politicians. Show Full Article A lot happened in the heat of the moment (a federal judge stayed the ban before the first day of protest was even out), so during the next week, Minhaj systematically dissected the ban. He analyzed its components, whether it could be interpreted as constitutional, and how it came out of Obama Administration policies. To get a sense of what Minhaj will bring to this year’s dinner, take a look at some of his best   Daily Show   clips from the past few years. Minhaj released the following statement upon the announcement of his hosting duties: “It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a historic event even though the president has chosen not to attend this year. Minhaj’s Muslim makeover: In the waning weeks of Stewart’s run, he brought Minhaj on to discuss a story where an airline refused to give a Muslim woman complimentary soda on a plane. Now more than ever, it is vital that we honor the First Amendment and the freedom of the press.”
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner will be held on April 29 at the Hilton in Washington, D.C. Last May, he interviewed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his country’s acceptance of Syrian refugees.

Carpool Karaoke primetime special revs up at CBS

The hour-long Carpool Karaoke-centered special   will feature not only a   new   installment of the popular song-and-car segment but also a new Toddlerography, along with some of host James Corden‘s favorite moments during the latest year of his tenure as host. Michelle Obama,   Adele, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears have also buckled up, but Corden has yet to drive off with his dream karaoke partner: Beyoncé. Now, CBS is looking to do it again:   The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special   2017   will air on May 22, the network announced Monday. The Late Late Show scored an Emmy nomination and win   for Outstanding Variety Special last year. RELATED: Carpool Karaoke: James Corden’s Most-Watched Videos

The latest celebrity to jump into Corden’s passenger seat was   Victoria Beckham. Show Full Article The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special   2017   will air on Monday, May 22 on CBS at 10 p.m. ET.

Caitlyn Jenner had gender confirmation surgery, she reveals in new memoir

In her new memoir,   The Secrets of My Life, the gold medal-winning   Olympian — who confirmed her transition from male to female and revealed her new identity as Caitlyn in June 2015 — says that she underwent gender confirmation surgery in January 2017, PEOPLE has confirmed. I am also tired of tucking the damn thing in all the time.”
In October 2016, Jenner legally changed her name to Caitlyn Marie and her gender to female. Which is why this is the first time, and the last time, I will ever speak of it.”
She adds: “I just want to have all the right parts. The Secrets of My Life   is available April 25. “So all of you can stop staring. This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. Caitlyn Jenner   has undergone a physical milestone in her transition. “I am telling you because I believe in candor,” she says. This article originally appeared in People.com

Show Full Article “The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated,”   she writes in the memoir, according to RadarOnline, calling the decision to undergo the surgery “complex.”

Jenner says she decided to be open about the surgery in order to stop the questions and inquiries about when — or if — she would have it done. You want to know, so now you know.

Creed frontman Scott Stapp regrets the ‘Higher’ video

I remember being in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, on the bus, and really feeling like I could hear or feel him saying, ‘Dude, this could have been you. Weiland died of a drug overdose in 2015, and soon after, Stapp ended up renting the tour bus where Weiland died. For instance,   Stapp agrees that the   “Higher” video, in which he struts across the   stage in a tank top and leather pants, has not aged terribly well. Don’t do what I did. “It was a very weird feeling that I felt. Weiland originally wrote the lyrics and sang the vocals for Art of Anarchy’s debut album, but dropped out shortly afterward. And this could be you if you continue that path. “Like, ‘What was I thinking? According to Stapp, this led to a Jacob Marley-like visitation. Show Full Article Look at those pants.’”
Elsewhere in the profile, Stapp also said that he’d had a conversation with the ghost of late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland. “Sometimes I cringe when I see it,” Stapp told the publication. “All of a sudden, it was almost like Weiland speaking to me from the grave, man,” Stapp said. Don’t go down that road.’ And, literally, I’m having this moment.”

Read the full story here, and go down memory lane with the “Higher” video above. Creed frontman Scott Stapp has come a long way since the band recorded their big hits like “Higher” and “With Arms Wide Open.” According to a new GQ profile, Stapp is now sober and joined the new supergroup Art of Anarchy, and he’s taking a measured look back at his former band’s glory days.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN’: Everything we know

And last fall, news emerged that Lamar had hit the studio with Rubin, who has been a key figure in connecting the   hip-hop and rock worlds. Prepare for surprises. On good kid, Lamar embraced the musical legacy of ’90s West Coast hip-hop; three years later, he expanded his palette by incorporating jazz, blues, and R&B on   Butterfly. A deep dive into the album credits accompanying iTunes pre-orders of   DAMN confirms that he produced a second song on the album, and the top-tier beats extend beyond his contributions. Anyone lucky enough to see one of Lamar’s headlining sets in 2016 already knows he commands the stage with rockstar-like intensity — coupled with fiery guitars, naturally — and his decision to recruit stadium kings U2 emphasizes that he’s searching for textures beyond the rap sphere. Blake” — likely the electro-soul artist James Blake, who collaborated with   Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, and Rick Rubin last year. Like his contemporaries at the top of the hip-hop world, Lamar values the element of surprise. Although Lamar is notoriously tight-lipped about his work, he’s let some details about   DAMN slip. Lamar has always chosen his famous collaborators carefully: Drake and Dr. Remember that CeeLo’s spot on   untitled unmastered wasn’t credited on the track listing, and ditto for Pharrell’s turn on   Butterfly. Mike Will Made-It — the vaunted beatsmith behind Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” and other smashes — produced   DAMN‘s lead single, “Humble,” which debuted at No. Show Full Article Is rock Lamar’s latest sonic experiment? But the rapper has teamed with Beyoncé, Kanye West, Sia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and A Tribe Called Quest since   Butterfly dropped, and none are listed on   DAMN‘s tracklist; the dearth of elite performers, particularly other rappers, rather spectacularly debunks the rumored   roster of guests that leaked last month and included West, André 3000, D’Angelo, Q-Tip, and more. Expect an immaculately produced album. Read on for what we know about the project, out April 14. “I think now, with how wayward things have gone within the past few months, my focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork,” he said. 2 on the Hot 100. So it’s probable that Rihanna and U2 won’t be the   only big names to make flashy appearances on   DAMN — and even if they are, Lamar will surely   have plenty of head-turning, unexpected moments of his own. So, by Lamar’s standards, the two featured artists credited   on   DAMN‘s track list — Rihanna and U2 — are an impressive blast of star power. Lamar has   embraced the A-list — tentatively. Come Friday, the world will have another   Kendrick Lamar album. Though the ascendant 29-year-old MC released his   eight-song collection of outtakes,   untitled unmastered, last year, his new full-length,   DAMN, is the proper follow-up to 2015’s   To Pimp A Butterfly. For example, Greg Kurstin, who has shaped a litany of hits including Adele’s “Hello,” has a credit on “Love.” BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada   drew President Donald Trump’s attention with the beat for Snoop Dogg’s “Lavender” last month and   worked   on   DAMN track “Lust.” Respected beatmaker The Alchemist, credited on Lamar’s March one-off “The Heart Part 4,” will appear on the album, as will as a composer listed as “J. That would make sense, given how Lamar has previously grappled with abandoning his community (on   Butterfly‘s “Momma”) and has made sizable donations to schools in his hometown of Compton, California. city, while Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, and George Clinton provided modest contributions on   Butterfly. Butterfly powerfully addressed modern issues including mass incarceration and police brutality; its Grammy-winning song “Alright” became the de facto rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. And while Lamar was already a guiding light in the hip-hop world upon   Butterfly‘s release,   DAMN will be his first studio album since capturing the attention of the broader music world; two days after the project drops, he’ll close out Coachella with a headlining set. DAMN will likely be political, but   perhaps in unconventional ways. But   DAMN could signify his boldest sonic departure yet. And longtime Lamar collaborators like Sounwave and Terrace Martin, who proved pivotal on his previous material, contribute once again on   DAMN. Since then, Lamar hasn’t been shy about criticizing Trump, whether in his guest appearance on Isaiah Rashad’s 2016 song “Wat’s Wrong” or “The Heart Part 4.” But in an interview with   T: The New York Times Style Magazine, he hinted that his political approach on   DAMN may come from a more granular place. Dre guested on his second album, 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d.

‘American Crime Story’ eyes Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal for upcoming season

Latest updates O.J. The sex scandal involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton is reportedly fodder for an upcoming season of “American Crime Story.” (Associated Press)Showrunners Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are   setting their   sights on the sex scandal involving President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky for an upcoming season of FX’s “American Crime Story.”Murphy, who is also behind the anthologies   “Feud” and “American Horror Story,” has reportedly optioned Jeffrey Toobin’s bestseller “A Vast Conspiracy:   The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President” as source material for the next installment of his true-crime franchise,   according to the Hollywood Reporter.Murphy is said to be fast-tracking the anthology and   meeting with actresses to play Lewinsky, the former White House intern who claimed to have had intimate relations with Clinton, and her colleague Linda Tripp, who recorded Lewinsky talking about their “inappropriate relationship.”The late 1990s saga   resulted in perjury charges and impeachment hearings for the 42nd U.S. Both are due in 2018. Simpson” for the debut season of “American Crime Story,” which became a smash hit in 2016 and garnered nine Emmy Awards. president that   titillated and disgusted Americans for more than a year.Murphy drew from   Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. Toobin also served as a consultant and writer on the anthology’s first season.Toobin’s account of the Lewinsky   scandal   “contends that the legal system was hijacked for political ends, a development that he says has been part of our national life for the last three or four decades, dating to the civil rights movement and Watergate,” according to The Times’ review of the   book.Meanwhile, Season 2 of “American Crime Story” will focus on Hurricane Katrina, and Season 3 will chronicle the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie reunite for new album, tour

June 21: Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park
June 23: Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
June 24: Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
June 26: Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
June 28: Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 30: Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
July 2: Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
July 3: Chicago, IL – Northerly Island
July 5: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 19: Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are reuniting this summer for the release of their first duet album,   Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, and a subsequent North American   tour. The first single drops Friday, April 14,   while the album arrives June 9. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘What took us so long?!!’”
Buckingham and McVie aren’t the only Fleetwood Mac alumni on the album: Mick Fleetwood and John McVie also contributed   their talents. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 21. See the track list below. Michelle
July 21: Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre
July 22: Las Vegas, NV – Park Theatre
July 25: Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
July 27: Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

Show Full Article It will be available on all streaming and digital services the same day. “Sleeping Around The Corner”
“Feel About You”
“In My World”
“Red Sun”
“Love Is Here To Stay”
“Too Far Gone”
“Lay Down For Free”
“Game Of Pretend”
“On With The Show”
“Carnival Begin”

The tour kicks off June 21 in Atlanta. Work on the album started three years ago after McVie returned to the band for their On With the Show   tour, during which they would use the time before rehearsals to record new material. Check out the dates below. “The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically,” Buckingham said in a statement. Pre-order the CD here, the LP here, and the digital album here.

Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie to star in ‘Kinky Boots’

Panic! Their lineup has changed multiple times over the years, and Urie became the only remaining member in 2015. He follows Killian Donnelly, who has played the role of Charlie Price in the Tony-winning musical since December. “I’m a huge fan of Kinky Boots and musical theater and am honored to be joining the cast.”
Urie’s run kicks off May 26 and goes until Aug. at the Disco released its debut album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, featuring singles “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “But It’s Better If You Do,” in 2005. at the Disco frontman, Brendon Urie, is heading to Broadway to star in Kinky Boots. The next year, he released the Grammy-nominated Death of a Bachelor. “I like getting my succinct ideas into a two and a half minute thing and if I need to, I can get feedback from people I work with. It feels like there’s less pressure, it’s more organic.”

He’s wrapping up the band’s Death of a Bachelor tour this week. Buy tickets for the final run of dates here. “I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut with this fantastic company,” he said in a statement. Panic! Show Full Article “Writing with four people as opposed to just me alone — I like it better now,” he previously told EW. 6 at New York’s Hirschfeld Theatre. Get ready for a panic at the theater.

‘Orange Is the New Black’ season 5 begins with a bang in first look teaser

This is a real riot. As they run the other way, Dascha begs the women egging her on   to be quiet. But then, the clip cuts to black. RELATED: Orange Is the New Black: Before They Were Stars

“I don’t care, and we’re getting out of here now,” says Alex as she drags Piper away. While Daya (Dascha Polanco) stares down the barrel of a gun aimed at one of the prison’s oppressive guards, fellow inmates Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and Alex Vause (Laura Prepon)   stroll   down the hallway discussing their plans to keep their heads low when they stumble upon the intense gathering.  

Show Full Article We’ll have to wait until June 9, when the complete fifth season hits Netflix, to find out who survived the confrontation. We hear a gunshot pierce flesh and a collective gasp from all of the women. “S—, is this a real riot? On Tuesday, Netflix released a new first look teaser trailer that picks up right where the intense fourth season finale left off with the riot that broke out after the tragic death of Poussey (Samira Wiley). Orange Is the New Black   isn’t wasting any time when it returns for its highly-anticipated fifth season. If this a real riot, do you think this is a step forwards or backwards for equality,” says Piper.

Miss Piggy stars in Muppets Meet the Classics’ ‘Phantom of the Opera’

17. Author Erik Forrest Jackson (who also happens to be Executive Projects Director here at Entertainment Weekly) was tasked with the challenge of inserting Jim Henson’s lively characters into Leroux’s work, a fitting project for the longtime   Muppet fan and playwright. The trajectory of Leroux’s novel is totally intact, but I tailored it to showcase the trademark sophisticated silliness Jim Henson & Co originated. But I bet Dom DeLuise would have understood. Am I divulging too many of my comedy neuroses? ERIK FORREST JACKSON: I was a giant fan of the original Muppet Show and the movies. In addition to the universal love for Gaston Leroux’s haunting story, there’s also the cult of the Broadway musical, still going strong more than 30 years after its debut. (I made sure to include some Easter eggs for those fans.) All the heightened melodrama in the tale proved pretty fertile for comedy. What was the most challenging part of writing this book? As for identifying with a particular Muppet, I’m probably a weird union of Fozzie Bear and Statler & Waldorf — someone who’s eager to make folks laugh but who simultaneously inwardly heckles everything that comes out of his mouth. Miss Piggy and her Muppet pals will take the stage this fall   in the first book in Penguin’s new Muppets Meet the Classics middle-grade series. (shout-out to my Bialetti!), the biggest challenge was translating the Muppets’ brilliant voices and visuals into something that comes to life through words only (not counting the awesome cover by illustrator Owen Richardson, who also did the Percy Jackson series). Wocka wocka! He’s my go-to for the perfect zinger, okay. I imagined it as a Muppet movie for the mind and worked to make its appeal span the ages. Below, Jackson tells us what the process was like and what treats he’s included within the book for Muppet and   Phantom fans alike. Apart from pre­-day job writing sessions starting at 5 a.m. What makes The Phantom of the Opera a great vehicle for the Muppets? And of course Miss Piggy rightly demanded a diva role, and you don’t get more authentically diva than an opera star, right? There’s everything from knock-knock jokes and groan-worthy puns to references to Stephen Sondheim and The Fast and the Furious. Below, check out the exclusive cover for Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera, which will be published on Oct. Maybe. Show Full Article And which one do you most identify with? Do you have a favorite Muppet? Penguin Young Readers
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What’s your personal history with the Muppets? One of the questions was, “What do you want to see more of in our pages?” And kid Erik had written, “The Muppets, Queen, and Dom DeLuise.” Hundreds of hours of psychoanalysis probably couldn’t define me more accurately than this appropriately odd Patronus triumvirate does. If I did my job right, it’ll tickle everyone from current middle-graders to longtime Muppet devotees. And what classic would make a better debut for everyone’s favorite porky diva than Gaston Leroux’s 1910 tale,   The Phantom of the Opera? Hard evidence exists: A few years ago I was visiting my parents in Texas, where I grew up, for the holidays and I actually ran across an old issue of Dynamite, which was a pop culture magazine for teenagers. Who’s your ideal reader? Then, doing my darnedest to honor the spirit of Henson, Frank Oz, and all the Muppet masters, I spent a lot of time studying the attitudes, speech patterns, particular senses of humor, and physical appearances of characters. For absolute accuracy, I even consulted with a wise Henson art director to determine Pantone colors for some of the more obscure figures of the canon. “Casting” the right characters to play the copious Phantom roles took me a good while. Like The Muppet Show, the novel centers on a theater, so all the onstage and backstage parallels hopefully make it a good way to ease in readers. Muppet fans, Phantom fans, and anyone who appreciates an irreverent collision of highbrow and vaudeville. It changes hour to hour, but at the moment, Pepé the King Prawn’s my boy (all props to Bill Barretta, who performs him). Inside was a questionnaire I’d filled out and never mailed.

Waka Flocka Flame, D.R.A.M., more go to therapy on new Viceland show

And now, Viceland is looking for those answers in a new show titled   The Therapist,   which you can see the trailer for — premiering exclusively here — below. The Therapist preview is streaming above. What makes a musician has long been of interest: the house they grew up in, the world that surrounded them, the trouble they found themselves in, the pain the world caused them. ET on Viceland. The show premieres May 8 at 10:30 p.m. In the series,   Dr. Show Full Article considers her experience as an openly gay rapper, and Waka Flocka Flame delves into his relationship with both his mother and his anger. Wavves’ Nathan Williams spends time discussing addiction, Young M.A. Dej Loaf, D.R.A.M., Freddie Gibbs, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Joey Bada$$, O.T. Genasis, and Damian Abraham of F—ed Up are also included. Siri Sat Nam Singh   sits down with musicians to talk about their pasts.

The Lucas Brothers figure out how to end police brutality in new Netflix special

No need: “He just wanted to take a selfie,” they say in the trailer for their new Netflix special, premiering exclusively here.  

Show Full Article “You just gotta give every black dude a two to five-minute cameo in a movie with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.”
Aside from appearing in 2014’s   22 Jump Street,   the duo is also known for their animated show,   Lucas Bros. They bring the stoner vibe of the show to this special, where they advise viewers to “stick to weed” after recalling a bad experience with psychedelics: “You should never do ‘shrooms with a dude who looks like you.”
The Lucas Brothers: On Drugs   begins streaming April 18 on Netflix. “Saw us in 22 Jump Street,   liked us.”
“So we realized how to solve the problem of police brutality,” they continue. Watch the trailer above. The Lucas Brothers — known separately as Kenny and Keith Lucas — are terrified of police, so when an officer recently flashed his gun at them, they were, naturally, scared. Moving Co.

Bill Cosby’s ‘Little Bill’ series is one of the top 10 challenged books of 2016

— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell) April 10, 2017

Anyone sense a theme? — mariko tamaki (@marikotamaki) April 10, 2017

'Eleanor & Park' made @ALALibrary’s #Top10 Most Challenged Books list. I may have to get one made. Hint: Check #3. Authors featured on the ALA’s list have since commented on their inclusion on social media. from 1999 to 2004. However, unlike other books on the list, which have been flagged for their content, Cosby’s books have been challenged on the grounds of the sexual assault allegations against him, marking the first time this has happened in ALA history. Other books featured on the list   — which is based on the 323 challenges reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom   — are   This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki,   Drama by Raina Telgemeier,   George by Alex Gino,   I Am Jazz   by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel, Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, each of which have been challenged for featuring LGBTQ themes or characters and being “sexually explicit.” In the case of Jennings’ memoir and Gino’s novel, the central issue of their challenges was they were about transgender children. You can see their tweets below. We have the time. @loversdiction @goraina https://t.co/BMgLcxKlLD #OhFuckTheyreAllGoingGay
— Alex Gino (@lxgino) April 10, 2017

I know they make "I Read Banned Books" shirt but but what about "I Write Banned Books"? — mariko tamaki (@marikotamaki) April 10, 2017

I'm talking ban wise I'm not saying we shouldn't read The Hunger Games. The books were later adapted into an animated series of the same name which ran on Nick Jr. Food for thought. We probably should. Niche market, I know. The former for being   sexually explicit, the latter for using offensive language. — Alex Gino (@lxgino) April 10, 2017

.@ALALibrary In case you're wondering: "profanity, drug use, LGBT characters, and content that is sexually explicit or has mature themes"
— Jillian Tamaki (@dirtbagg) April 10, 2017

A lot of weird feelings being on a list with Bill Cosby I'm not gonna lie https://t.co/Xf01ceIT5h pic.twitter.com/BcVtoOcsH2
— Real Chip Zdarsky (@zdarsky) April 10, 2017

Show Full Article Also included on the list were John Green’s   Looking For Alaska (which was featured last year) and Rainbow Rowell’s   Eleanor & Park. https://t.co/EF7RbDdMtZ A dubious honor, among esteemed company. Also the whole damn list. Bill Cosby is making news once again. as he grows up in Philadelphia and learns a variety of lessons. The series follows the adventures of 5-year-old Bill Jr. The Hunger Games is a book about kids who are forced to murder each other and no one seems to take issue w that. His   Little Bill series is ninth on the list of of the American Library Association’s top 10 challenged books of 2016. In fact, this seemed to be a recurring theme, as both of the other books on the list, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky‘s   Big Hard Sex Criminals and Chuck Palahnuik’s   Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread were also challenged on a similar basis.