Men guess whether a woman is pregnant or fat on Dutch game show

One user wrote that the Netherlands “reached a new low yesterday night.” Another tweeter wrote, “I f—ing can’t,” while others were doubly outraged because the show aired on NPO 3, a Dutch public broadcasting channel.
— Zakaria Taouss👳🏻 (@zekkie) April 10, 2017

Show Full Article This isn’t the show’s first controversial segment. One of the primary unspoken rules is that you should never ask a woman if she’s pregnant. I fucking can't 😷
— Sharon 🌱🐝 (@readbysharon) April 10, 2017

Er is nu een programma op NPO3 waarin mannen moeten raden of een vrouw dik of zwanger is #vanmijnbelastingcenten
— Daphne Lammers (@DaphneLammers) April 9, 2017

Translation: “There is now a program NPO3 where men have to guess whether a woman is pregnant or fat #MyTaxDollars.”

'Neem Je Zwemspullen Mee' was al vorig jaar op @NPO_3Lab met andere voorbeelden zoals: is dit een Chinees of een Japanner? Real funny.”

For everyone thinking The Netherlands is great. But this weekend, the new Dutch TV game show   Neem Je Zwemspullen Mee (Bring Your Bathing Suit) took an ax to that norm: The show’s first episode aired Sunday with a segment in which male panelists had to guess whether a woman was pregnant or   overweight.
— Lisa Bouyeure (@lisabouyeure) April 10, 2017

Translation: “New program on NPO (Channel 3). We reached a new low yesterday night. Last year’s pilot contained a sequence where contestants had to guess if a man was Japanese or Chinese. Nieuw programma op NPO3. The segment immediately caused controversy online, especially on Twitter. National TV game show: "is she pregnant or just fat?"
— Tandpasta (@TandpastaCB) April 10, 2017

Welcome to the Netherlands, where we apparently have a tv show where men guess if a woman's fat or pregnant. Funny. Echt leuk. Leuk. RELATED: The Most Awkward Moments on Live TV

See tweets about the show below. One user included the hashtag #vanmijnbelastingcenten,   which translates to #MyTaxDollars. Four men must guess if this woman is fat or pregnant. Hier moeten vier mannen raden of deze vrouw dik of zwanger is.

Ridley Scott teases an alien encounter with new ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ clip

Nowlin. How much has Ridley Scott forgotten about science fiction film? Watch the trailer for Phoenix Forgotten   here and a just-released clip above. More than most people will ever know. The movie is set after the real-life events of March 13, 1997, when mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. Now, on the 20th anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. Phoenix Forgotten is directed by Justin Barber and co-written by Barber and T.S. Show Full Article It’s produced by Scott, Nowlin, Wes Ball, Mark Canton, and Courtney Solomon. The film stars   Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, and Luke Spencer Roberts. Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who, according to this fictional film, traveled into the desert shortly after the incident, but disappeared and were never seen again. So the news that the director of Alien, Blade Runner, Prometheus, The Martian, and the upcoming Alien: Covenant is also a producer on sci-fi movie Phoenix Forgotten is noteworthy.

Acclaimed cinematographer Michael Ballhaus dead at 81

A representative for the prolific cinematographer confirmed the news to EW, though the circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately available. Across a 57-year career behind the camera, Ballhaus — born Aug. “He always cracked the whip to be fast and not to spend too much time. Longtime Martin Scorsese collaborator Michael Ballhaus — who framed Hollywood stars like Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep, and Leonardo DiCaprio and the queen of pop, Madonna — has died at age 81. Ballhaus is survived by two children, Sebastian and Florian Ballhaus — the latter of whom followed in his father’s footsteps, having filmed movies like The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Red (2010). Show Full Article 5, 1935, in Berlin — was nominated for three Oscars; his first nomination was bestowed for his work on James L. So I learned to be fast and still tried to be good. In addition to Gangs of New York, Ballhaus worked with Scorsese on six other projects: After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988),   Goodfellas (1990),   The Age of Innocence (1993), and the American auteur’s only best picture winner to date, 2006’s The Departed. He was very hard on me and he was very pushy,” Ballhaus told Variety of working with Fassbinder in an interview published in February 2016. “It helped a lot because he was not an easy director. It was also a big help because he was so temperamental that from then on I knew I could handle every director in the world.”

Outside of his contributions to film, Ballhaus also served as DP on several episodes of various German television shows throughout the 1970s, and would later go on to shoot two Madonna music videos: “Papa Don’t Preach” and “True Blue.”   His final screen credit is listed as the 2013 drama 3096 Days. Before breaking out with major studio productions,   Ballhaus cut his teeth with renowned German filmmaker   Rainer Werner Fassbinder on more than a dozen pictures   released between 1971-1981. Brooks’ 1987 classic Broadcast News, followed by additional nods for 1989’s The Fabulous Baker Boys   and 2002’s Gangs of New York. In the interim, he   shot an array of pop culture staples, including Working Girl (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), Quiz Show (1994), Air Force One (1997), and Wild Wild West (1999). That was a big help later when I started shooting in the States.

Jimmy Fallon is literally already laughing in his ‘SNL’ promo

“We’re going live coast to coast for the first time ever. RELATED: Saturday Night Live‘s 25 All-Time Best Characters

Before losing it, Fallon excitedly reminds us that this weekend’s episode will pretty historic. But it’s Fallon we’re dealing with here, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise when   he breaks   in the final bit of the promo, and Styles goes with him because it is so infectious. SNL will air on NBC at 11:30 p.m. Watch the promo above. Show Full Article Jimmy Fallon is back — and can’t control his   laughter. ET, 10:30 p.m. CT, 9:30 p.m. It’s going to be great,” says Fallon as he tries to push Styles out of the way. Fallon is hosting   Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend, and he’ll be accompanied by musical guest Harry Styles. MT, and 8:30 PT. Both men appear in the new promo, which features them casually strolling toward the camera as jazz music plays.

Jude Law cast as Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

16, 2018.Michael Gambon, left, as Albus Dumbledore and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.” (Warner Bros)MORE:Jude Law may play the ‘Young Pope’ but curiosity is his religionReview:   ‘Harry Potter’ prequel ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ casts a faltering spell   Latest updates The as-yet-untitled “Beasts” film will arrive in theaters   Nov. “Jude has been a member of the Warner Bros. has conjured up the actor to play a young Albus Dumbledore in the next installment of the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” franchise.In the film, fan favorite Dumbledore will be shown before he became headmaster at Hogwarts, as he was portrayed in the eight “Harry Potter” films,   initially played by   Richard Harris before being replaced by Michael Gambon   following Harris’ death. Watson in the studio’s two “Sherlock Holmes” films, as well as the upcoming “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.””As fans ourselves, we are thrilled to have Jude Law joining the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ cast, playing a character so universally adored,” Warner Bros. Two-time Oscar nominee Law is no stranger to Warner Bros. Rowling. franchises, having appeared as Dr. family for years and we’re excited to embark on this new adventure with him.”   The film is schedule to shoot   this summer, with returning stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Johnny Deep, director David Yates and producer J.K. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)Jude Law is ready for wizarding school.Warner Bros. president   Toby Emmerich   said in a press release.

‘Supergirl’ books Calista Flockhart return

ET on The CW. Details on Cat Grant’s return are being kept tightly under wraps, other than Flockhart will appear in the final two episodes of the season, slated for Monday, May 15 and the finale on Monday, May 22. Supergirl, which is on a short hiatus until April 24, airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Calista Flockhart is set to reprise her role as Kara’s former CatCo boss in season 2, EW has learned. “We love Calista, Calista loves us, she loves the show. The character exited in the second episode of the season, during which Cat declared it was time for her to move on — she had dominated the media world, but felt stagnant, so she took a leave of absence to conquer new challenges. She has other commitments and family and whatnot, but we’re trying to work it out.”

Flockhart’s return comes on the heels of the news that Tyler Hoechlin will also be back in the Supergirl season finale as Superman, adding to a banner week of news in the Berlantiverse. “We’re working on it,” Kreisberg said. A series regular in season 1, Flockhart took on a recurring guest star role when production on the CW super series moved to Vancouver in season 2. Back in February, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg seemed optimistic that Flockhart would be back by season’s end. On Tuesday, EW broke that Katrina Law would be returning to Arrow as Nyssa al Ghul for multiple episodes, and on Monday,   Stephen Amell revealed that Manu Bennett would reprise his role as Slade Wilson   in the   Arrow season 5   finale, too. She has not been seen since. Show Full Article Cat Grant returns!

’13 Reasons Why’: Dylan Minnette talks playing Clay, which moments were improvised

How long were you in the makeup chair for that scar? DYLAN MINNETTE:   I was starting to read the book but when I got there, I talked to [writer] Brian [Yorkey] and some of the producers and they were like, “Well, the Clay that we’re writing is the Clay you’re going to be playing.” And that made sense. Sitting there reading it, knowing what it means, I’ve never quite felt so attached to a character or scene in anything I’ve ever done. I loved [Tony and Clay’s]   relationship and learning more about it and learning more about Tony. Why do you think he handled things that way? 13 Reasons Why is available on Netflix now. I think really overall it was just anxiety and insecurity — his parents put him in with a doctor whether he liked it or not. [Laughs]
RELATED:   13 Reasons Why Team Explains Why They Showed Hannah’s Death
Clay keeps his mom in the dark all season long, all the while promising to fill her in. Looking back at your time on this show, what are the scenes that stand out to you? In the scene on the cliff where I’m crying, I didn’t even know that I was going to be crying that much in that scene, it just kind of happened in the first take. Show Full Article I was really intimidated at first, before we started filming. Did you talk to the writers about that? He knows he’s getting closer to that. I thought, “I don’t ever want to get confused so I’m going to finish the book once I’m finished with the season,” and that’s exactly what I did. There were some discussions, just things to have in my brain, things that Brian didn’t think were necessary to really explain yet. I love that I got to work individually with all of these people because they’re all so talented. I got very used to it. Instead, Hannah cut her own life short, leaving Clay to wrestle with the role he might’ve played in her decision. I was kind of figuring that out as I went, too, and was trusting Brian with his writing and just thinking that it would get solved for me as well in the end. WARNING: This post contains spoilers from the first season of 13 Reasons Why. So there’s little things I knew. I think he knows that he’s eventually going to take matters into his own hands and do what he thinks is best for Hannah with these tapes and knows that sometime soon, he’s going to have to tell his mom and she’s going to find out because he’s going to do something about it. He cares so much and gives it so much passion. At this point, you should get a tattoo of it on your forehead. He just does these things that end up taking these scenes to the next level and makes you care about their friendship so much more. When Hannah Baker was enduring the worst year of her life, there was one moment in which she felt hope for the future, in which she envisioned something better for herself: At Jessica’s party, she thought about what life would be like with Clay Jensen by her side. I think he knows that if he told his mom the whole story in that moment in time, she would freak out, so I think that he was waiting for the right time because he knows he’s going to do something about it, which he does. It all depended on what the stage of the cut was. In the beginning, it took about 40-45 minutes every day. I love that in Clay’s episode, he was with Tony. Christian just did that and it’s those little things that he would do. I’m kind of glad I did because the book meant so much more to me once I had filmed the show for six months. It was a process, that cut. I honestly just should. He hugs Clay at the end of that scene but that wasn’t written in the scene. At the end of episode 9 where I’m freaking out and kicking my bike and then I sit down and play tape 10, and he comes over and sits next to me — that wasn’t in the script either. RELATED: 13 Books to Read If You Loved   13 Reasons Why
Was Clay a relatively easy character to tap into and relate to? I hope if there’s more, I get to have more with him, but honestly, just there was so much. I don’t know if a scene has ever hit me as much as that. The lines started to be blurred sometimes between Clay and Dylan, and I found myself connecting a lot more because I’d read lines from Clay and I’d go, “Well these are things that I would say.” I think that Brian picked up on a lot of things that I say and ways that I act and kind of put them into Clay, because what he told me is that Clay started to transform quite a bit once Brian really knew me. I’m sad I only had one quick scene with Brian D’Arcy   James. And obviously Clay and Hannah’s story is so amazing and Katherine [Langford] was fantastic, so any scenes with her. But he was on medication for that, as we found out, but I don’t think it was anything much more than that, at least that I know of. Christian is the kind of actor that throws things at you, things that aren’t written in the scene that really end up helping you a lot. I could see that happening throughout the season. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you read the book before you started filming? The scene where Clay thinks back to what he could’ve said to Hannah to save her life I think is such an impactful scene and meant so much to me when I read it. Of course, as 13 Reasons Why fans know, Hannah and Clay never got the chance to explore that. Another minor Clay mystery: There’s mention of him going to a therapist and taking medication, but that’s never fully explored. But once I had gotten more attached to Clay and figured him out a bit more, I started to see myself in Clay quite a bit. It was because of the help from Christian and how he was doing it with me. Because it’d go through different phases of bruising but then it gets cut open again. If there are more seasons I don’t know if that will ever be explained, but I think that’s it. It’s a long, emotional journey for the central male figure in the Netflix show, which is why EW spoke with Dylan Minnette about playing Clay, that scar, and more. I knew the responsibility and the pressure that I was going to have ahead of me — to have a story being told through your characters’ eyes for 13 episodes. I was way more attached to Clay and Hannah. After that, once it healed a little bit, you could kind of draw it on with a brush instead of a prosthetic and it would take 10 minutes maybe. He started to write Clay a little differently. I had never done anything like that before. I started to feel weird when I didn’t have the cut on my head, honestly. What stands out for me is that I feel very lucky that I got to have so many standalone scenes with all of the characters because Clay goes and talks to all of these people. Many, many scenes with Christian Navarro.

Watch John Boyega in the new trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’

“Zero Dark Thirty” and “Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal penned the script.”Detroit” will open Aug. With such a captivating trailer, she and Boyega, known for his role in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” may both be on their way to awards-show stages. John Boyega in “Detroit.” (YouTube)The first trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s new movie, “Detroit,” debuted online Wednesday. 4. Latest updates Check out the trailer below. The gripping tale explores systemic racism through the killing   of three young men by the police, known as   “the Algiers Motel killings.”“I’ll sleep when they stop rioting,” says Boyega   in the trailer.Bigelow, whose 2013 “Zero Dark Thirty” nabbed a best-picture Oscar nomination, is still the only woman to have won the Academy Award for best director   (for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010). It stars John Boyega, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter and Jacob Latimore, among others.From   Annapurna Pictures, “Detroit” chronicles the infamous five days of civil unrest in the Michigan city   during the summer of 1967.

Sean Spicer on Hitler comments: ‘I think I’ve let the president down’

“I made a mistake. Shortly after the comments went viral, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for Spicer’s removal. He was also asked about tax-reform policy and the relationship between senior White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, given reports that there’s an ongoing feud between the two. The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect also demanded he be fired, slamming Spicer for the comments, which were made on Passover. “There’s obviously going to be spirited debates,” he said. “When you’re distracting from that accomplishment and your job is to do the exact opposite, on a professional level it’s disappointing because I think I’ve let the president down.”
Wednesday’s appearance had been pre-planned, but it provided yet another opportunity for Spicer to own up to his mistake. RELATED: 30 Stars Who Spoke Out Against Donald Trump

“Your job as spokesperson is to help amplify the president’s actions and accomplishments,” Spicer said. ” I think that’s a healthy way for the president to get guidance and ultimately make decisions.”
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Show Full Article Spicer was pressed on Trump’s foreign policy regarding Russia and Syria during a question-and-answer part of the Newseum event on Wednesday, which focused on the president’s first 100 days in office and the administration’s relationship with the press. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer continued his apology tour for an inaccurate Hitler comparison he made at the White House, telling a crowd gathered at the Newseum in Washington Wednesday that the previous day’s press briefing would probably go down as “not a very good day in my history” both personally and professionally. There’s no other way to say it,” Spicer told MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren. “I got into a topic that I shouldn’t have and I screwed up.”
Spicer said he believed his incorrect statement that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II, the flubbed clarification, and subsequent apologies distracted from the “unbelievable success” he says President Donald Trump has had over the past couple of weeks including airstrikes launched against the Syrian regime and last week’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This story originally appeared on “Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death,” the center’s executive director Steven Goldstein said in a statement. Spicer said he believed a lot of the so-called palace intrigue is “overblown,” but acknowledged the differing political approaches of many of Trump’s senior staffers. He’d already apologized on Tuesday evening news programs including CNN, Fox News, and NBC as well as speaking to the office of billionaire mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

See the cover for ‘Star Wars: Super Graphic’

In advance of the book’s release, EW is excited to reveal   Star Wars Super Graphic’s   cover, below:
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Show Full Article Like its predecessor,   Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe,   which comprised various eye-catching graphs and charts exploring the world of comic books and superheroes, this   Star Wars-themed   installment features everything from Venn diagrams about Yoda (see below) to an organizational chart of the Empire. Tim Leong, our favorite master   of all things graphic (he’s Entertainment Weekly’s Creative Director), will release his next Super Graphic book,   Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Star Wars Universe,   on July 25.

Dhonielle Clayton on how ‘The Belles’ allowed her to explore teen issues

What were some of the influences you drew on to come up with Orleans? I wanted to talk about a world where if you could change yourself down to your bones, what would it be like and what could you do? So, I looked at all those things and tried to build a secondary fantasy off of them because these are places I’ve lived and spent time and love and respect. DHONIELLE CLAYTON: When I was a preteen I went through this stage where I was obsessed with magazines. She wants to change herself and be the most beautiful. So I was morphing myself and trying to figure out how to change my hair, makeup, clothes to continue to chase what was considered beautiful. The Belles will be available for purchase until February 2018. I was thinking of New Orleans, but I also lived in France and Japan and so I was thinking of both of those places as well. The threat is both physical, because when you meet Princess Sophia she is quite the handful, and also an emotional one where Camillia falls into this cycle where she cannot please everyone and what that means to someone who actually wants to do that and be the best and on top. It’s almost like a massive game that has been set up. Like body parts, hair textures, hair shape, eye color, lips… All these things that I really loved that I wished I could have. “If I just get one more wax, if I just run one more mile, if I just get this new outfit, if I just get this liposuction…” We’re willing to do whatever it takes. Only Camellia wants more than just to be a Belle, she wants to be the best — the one chosen by the Queen herself to serve the royal family and their court. It’s the problem I had when I was a preteen. Camillia is part of “The Belles.” How did you come up with that aspect of the book? I started cutting out pictures of beautiful people from magazines and pasting them on the wall. What do you hope your readers take away from this book? So that’s something really important to me to get across to readers and explore in general. I just want them to examine the media that they consume about their bodies. That’s where that comes form. Also to New Orleans especially in the 18th or 19th centuries when you had these hierarchies based on blood and how much African ancestry one had and the different traits that one would carry. There’s Princess Sophia, who is the daughter of the queen and she is very much a complicated character who has many of the same beliefs I had when I was a preteen. Especially, when the Queen asks her to risk her life to help the ailing Princess Sophia. She’s a big threat. We’re playing where the deck is stacked against us and we continue to do whatever it takes. So, there are nods to Marie Antoinette’s court and also Japanese beauty rituals and customs and geisha. But that can be a very slippery slope because what if a person can’t be pleased? Her ambition is to be on top and being on top means making everyone feel like they’re the most beautiful person. What if what is beautiful continues to shift and change? I really wanted to open up a conversation with women and girls in general about what they’re willing to do to their bodies to chase an image and how that image is constantly changing and shifting which keeps us on a hunt. What does all this, plus the idea of beauty mean to Camillia? I write about things that bother me and this is something that Teenage Me was very bothered by: my body, it’s limitations, and why it didn’t look like magazines. I wanted to talk about how groups of women can be divided and how they can be very strong when they come together. Trends keep changing. There’s also a threat to Camillia within the palace? And I wanted to set up a hierarchy where she thought being the best and being chosen as the best would be the thing that she would want the most. It’s impossible to stay on top of things. The Belles tells the story of Camellia Beauregard, a member of the Belles, a group of young women who control how people look, a precious commodity in their beauty-obsessed society of Orléans, where people are born gray until they’re transformed. But until then you can read the first two chapters exclusively on EW on the next page.   Beauty is the beast in Dhonielle Clayton’s latest book. Next ( 1 of 2 )
Show Full Article But sometimes that doesn’t work out and I wanted to deal with what happens when you have a goal and the aftermath of those expectations not being what you thought they were going to be… I also wanted to deal with female friendships because in the book they are sisters. Given the book’s focus on beauty (and its costs) EW caught up with Clayton to discuss her inspirations for her world and The Belles. Other things would come into trend and looking like that means you’re beautiful. I also wanted to talk about how we can not stop the cycle but examine it and think about the value we place on physical beauty and how it’s fleeting. That’s where this came from. I wanted to write a girl who was very ambitious and didn’t always know everything but felt like she did, and wanted to take risks. Check out an exclusive excerpt and an exclusive cover reveal — plus a behind-the-scenes look at how it came together. Because what it means to be beautiful in both of those places is very intricate and fascinating especially in Marie Antoinette’s court. Because it’s a fleeting thing to feel like you were the most beautiful. Camillia wants to fix the Belles so they can function in a unit where they both love each other and compete.  
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What inspired you to tell this story? The world came first. But as Camellia — and readers discover — her dreams aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

‘Girlboss’: EW Review

Desperate for cash, Sophia decides to sell a vintage leather jacket on eBay that she snagged for pennies. The fourth episode examines the clash between Sophia’s laissez-faire attitude and the fact that running a business means you’re accountable to customers when she finds herself rushing to deliver a wedding dress on time. Show Full Article Someone — Shane or her best friend Annie (Ellie Reed) — will call her out on her selfishness; there   will be a big fight, and then it will be quickly resolved with the #Girlboss status quo still in tact, because the show low-key believes Sophia wasn’t all that   much at fault. And it doesn’t help that the 13-episode series feels bloated, which is an ailment that’s common in all Netflix shows. Part of the reason the tenth episode is so fun is because it steps back from the show’s protagonist and focuses on Annie’s point-of-view, which feels refreshing. RuPaul steals every scene he’s in as Sophia’s sassy and hilarious neighbor. Robertson gives a totally committed performance and really shines in the few moments when the show slows to examine her character’s vulnerability. Regardless, Girlboss   creator Kay Cannon (the screenwriter of   Pitch Perfect) doesn’t let that stop her from milking Amoruso’s story for all of the entertainment   that’s   to be had. The tenth ep explores Gail’s online vintage fashion forum and finds a clever way to portray the wild world of   commenting, which feels very reminiscent of a device used in   Sherlock‘s “The Sign of Three.” This episode, especially, offers a clear example of what makes Sophia’s story so interesting: Like The Social Network or Halt and Catch Fire, it offers another perspective on how the internet came to be what   it is today.  
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Unfortunately, Girlboss   sometimes over-indulges Sophia’s punk rock antics. That sale goes so well that she creates her own eBay store called Nasty Gal where she basically flips vintage clothes the way one would a house. But even before the company’s financial problems, it hadn’t received the best press with employees calling it a “toxic” place to work. However, if you do find yourself with a free weekend, some extra patience, and a need for a low commitment show,   you could do much worse than Girlboss. I’ll be honest, I found myself way more interested in the former than the latter, mostly because Sophia’s boyfriend Shane (Johnny Simmons) is pretty bland. Finally, there’s Ellie Reed, who brings some enthusiasm as Sophia’s best friend Annie. RELATED: 11 TV Shows That Made a Comeback
From there, the show chronicles the trials and tribulations of Sophia’s attempts to build and run a company, while also dealing with the drama of her personal life. Girlboss has the unfortunate luck of premiering in April, a month that’s bursting at the seams with the premieres of either great returning shows (The Leftovers, Fargo) or exciting newcomers (American Gods, The Handmaid’s Tale, Dear White People). Based on Sophia Amoruso’s memoir of the same, Netflix’s very salty new half-hour series chronicles the inception of the online retailer Nasty Gal, which has recently fallen on hard times. However, the seventh and tenth episodes are the strongest. B
The entire first season debuts Friday, April 21 on Netflix. All of this diminishes the show’s dramatic tension and makes it somewhat frustrating. There are very few obstacles she   can’t overcome by just turning up the badass yet another level. In 2016, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and Amoruso stepped down as CEO, and UK’s Boohoo acquired the site’s assets in February. The frenetic Girlboss is a frustrating but occasionally fun show that might be too enamored with its subject.   In fact, the show is at its best when the plot is driven by the fashion side of things. (Let’s be clear, Girlboss is not as brilliant as either one of those properties.) (PSA: You need to watch Halt and Catch Fire). Watching Girlboss is a fairly awkward experience given the real life events surrounding its subject. Lynskey is phenomenal in the role of Gail and might be the most developed and empathetic character, even though she’s only in two episodes. She’s dumpster diving for bagels and sleeping on rugs she stole from a street vendor. Given the competition, Girlboss isn’t necessarily a must-watch TV show. In seven, Sophia spends an evening with Gail (Melanie Lynskey), a lonely vintage fashion collector who hopes to teach Sophia about online etiquette in this world. Even though I frequently found myself frustrated, I kept watching the series because of its charming cast. Britt Robertson (A Dog’s Purpose) stars as the caustic and frequently delinquent Sophia Marlowe, who is struggling to live in San Francisco circa 2006.

Hulu renews ‘The Path’ for season 3

Show Full Article The show, which first premiered in 2016, airs its season 2 finale on Wednesday, meaning that both seasons are currently available on Hulu in full. And the climb continues…
Hulu has picked up The Path for a 13-episode third season. Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, and Hugh Dancy all star. The original drama, led by executive producers Jessica Goldberg, Jason Katims, and Michelle Lee, tells the oh-so-twisted tale of   a religious movement called Meyerism and the many people affected by its influence.

Nicki Minaj is phone-obsessed in Major Lazer’s ‘Run Up’ video

She also teases her next album in quintessential Nicki style: “‘Bout to drop an album, this is my fourth / I don’t put sugar in my spaghetti sauce.”

Watch the video above. Show Full Article She too is on her phone the whole time, filming live video of herself as she dances with a cadre of other women — all of whom are also on their phones. Funnily enough, the video even starts in the wrong format before shifting from horizontal to vertical view, exactly the situation a partygoer would have to figure out when whipping out their phone for a Snapchat. According to Major Lazer’s new music video for “Run Up,” the answer’s a resounding “yes.” Directed by the French trio Paul, Luc, & Martin, the “Run Up” video stars PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj as guests at a party where everyone’s eyes remain glued to their phones even as they dance and grind on each other — perhaps the best shot is two people about to kiss while taking simultaneous selfies. Later in the video, Minaj comes in. Is it still a party if everyone’s on their phone the whole time?

Jude Law Cast as Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts sequel

Fantastic Beasts has found its Dumbledore. “Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I’m looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him,” said director David Yates. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.”
More to come…  

Show Full Article Jude Law (The Young Pope) has landed the coveted role in the sequel to the Harry Potter title. “I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K.

Watch the powerful first trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’

Show Full Article 4. They holed up at the Algiers Motel but an errant gunshot turned the lodging into a war zone, where three black men were killed and two white women and seven black men were beaten by members of the Detroit Police Dept., Michigan State Police, and Michigan Army National Guard. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures will release Detroit on Aug. The film stars The Force Awakens‘ John Boyega as a National Guardsman ordered into the town by the Michigan Governor while Will Poulter (The Revenant) plays another law enforcement official. It’s been five years since director Kathryn Bigelow unveiled her controversial film,   Zero Dark Thirty. Aptly titled Detroit, the film centers on one of the worst riots in U.S. A summer release date doesn’t always bode well for prestige pictures, but Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker opened on July 31 and went on to win six Academy Awards. Now the Oscar winner is back, pairing again with frequent collaborator and screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) on a new film tackling the 1967 Detroit riots. Watch the trailer above. history, sparked by a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar. Tyler James Williams (Dear White People), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), and Kaitlyn Dever (The Spectacular Now) make up a few of the Freedom Riders who came to town for a peaceful protest, only to be confronted with a burning city.

See the knockout cover of new Muhammad Ali biography

The Challenger: Cassius Clay
A long, black Cadillac glides past waving palm trees and stops in front of the Surfside Community Center. Cassius Clay gets out. Women lean out of hotel windows and shout his name. 3. He shouts, “I’m the biggest thing in history! Eig is also working with filmmaker Ken Burns on a four-part documentary   on Ali. Horns honk. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Excerpt from   Ali: A Life   by Jonathan Eig
Miami, 1964
Round 1. I’m the king!”
Clay is tall and stunningly handsome, with an irresistible smile. “I’m just twenty-two and I’m gonna make a million dollars!”
Excerpted from ALI: A Life by Jonathan Eig. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. He’s dressed in a custom-made denim jacket and swinging a dandyish walking stick. “Rumble, young man, rumble! Men in shorts and girls in tight pants gather around to see the boastful boxer they’ve been hearing so much about. Cars on Collins Avenue stop. EW is thrilled to reveal the stunning cover of   Ali   (the orange column on the left is actually the book’s spine), and a sneak peek inside the book, below. He throws a left jab that stops inches short of the camera. Show Full Article He checks to see if anyone has noticed him. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2017 by Jonathan Eig. We usually talk about books “hitting” shelves, but in this case, it’s probably more of a punch: Jonathan Eig’s highly anticipated Muhammad Ali biography,   Ali: A Life,   will be published on Oct. The afternoon sun flashes off the car’s chrome bumpers. “I’m pretty and move as fast as lightning,” he says in his sweet Kentucky accent. Not yet. Ahhhh!”
As the crowd grows, the chief of police arrives and tries to move Clay off the street and into a parking lot where he might cause less trouble. He’s a force of gravity, quickly pulling people into his orbit. Sting like a bee!” he yells. “Float like a butterfly! A newspaper photographer points his camera, but instead of smiling Clay opens his mouth wide in a pantomime scream. Eig paints a thorough, layered portrait of Ali through interviews with crucial people in the boxing champion and public figure’s   life, like his three surviving wives and his managers, along with detailed research like thousands of pages of new FBI and Justice Department files, plus recently discovered interview tapes from the 1960s.

Aisha Hinds previews Harriet Tubman’s solo episode of ‘Underground’

I couldn’t even rely on myself because I didn’t believe those 45 pages were securely in there enough to come out. I thought I would have this extensive rehearsal period, I thought I would get the script a month in advance, but I didn’t. Even me getting sick was important, to remind me that this was bigger than me. I started by reading Sarah Bradford’s books. It elevated me as a human being because I realized there are some projects that are way bigger than that. But when I was trying to learn the material, I was so focused on stuffing these 45 pages in my head, I got grossly ill. Aisha Hinds has been playing Tubman on WGN’s   Underground   since the beginning of this second season, but this week’s episode will be the first time viewers get to see Tubman’s public speaking side. Underground has always been strong on   connections to the present day, such as the use of modern music and parallels to modern   struggles for freedom. That’s sort of the cornerstone of why I came in to do the work I do and choose the projects I choose. That was my approach, but I gotta tell you, I was incredibly intimidated. My hope is that people will be compelled by all the information they will learn and feel like they’ve had a fully-fleshed vision of this hero that we hold in our minds. That is what happened in this experience. That’s why I think it’s important to roll it out for them. When she stepped off that plantation pursuing liberty, she was traveling ground she had never traveled before, and the stories just began to line up. I’m happy to get to do so in the bodies of Pastor Janae James and Harriet Tubman at the same time. She was one of the first biographers who met with Harriet Tubman while she was still alive, and Harriet talked to her, and she sold these books to help the cause. How did you prepare for this? I hope to create a body of work that will hopefully explore and expose all injustice, that will inspire our youth, that will explore levels of sensuality and sexuality, as well as honor all of my ancestors. The woman who would lead these people to freedom was the same spirit that led myself and that entire production team through three days of filming this thing seamlessly. Obviously both characters are activists in their own right and passionate about the fight against all injustice. Where is she at this point in the series? Our show is about the revolution as opposed to the occupation, and if we’re going to be dealing with that, she has to make sure they’re ready for all aspects of the revolution. It’s basically the 1800s version of a TED Talk. She has also been talking to William Still, another abolitionist, and they have encouraged her to talk more about her experiences so that she can encourage other abolitionists to get engaged and pick up the fight in this as well. Those were smaller books, but they included some of Harriet’s own language because she was actually sharing, so you get some of her account personally. After that, I continued to read as much as I could, because the idea was if I could inhale as much as possible, then when it came time to exhale her it would all be in there. Speaking of which, your character in Shots Fired, Pastor Janae James, is sort of leading a modern fight against some of the same forces we see in Underground, like racism and police violence. But they’re also two characters who are driven by a spiritual compass, which I thought was quite interesting because there’s also this sense of righteous anger against all of this injustice. I think that the presence of Harriet is one that has to ready everyone. I got half of the script 10 days before, the other half seven days before. When I opened my hand and released it to him, I realized there was no choice here, there were no safety nets. This is not a convention that is custom for television, it’s never been done before. This is how she actually moved about. They’re actually honoring her in a way that’s specific and telling her story in the way she told her story, which I think is so brave and beautiful because it is not only honorable to her but also challenges the way that people watch television. I already had a built-in affinity for Rosalee, a built-in concern for her, and a desire to see her win and be free and happy. I’ll aim for as high as I can get, but if I can’t get it, then I know these things are in place for me. How did you approach the responsibility of playing this iconic historical figure   especially amidst the show’s other (fictional) characters? Our attention span has a stopwatch on it. It was such a beautiful, transcendent experience for us all. When I was learning the material, I did it with that safety net in the back of my mind. Like her fellow abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Tubman knew the power of her own story, and would sometimes tell the tale of how she escaped slavery in order to inspire others. I knew I could rely on Joe and Misha to craft words that were amazing and honorable and powerful. I didn’t have to do much, I just had to show up and say it, because ultimately there was nothing to add to the life and the story of Harriet Tubman. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This is a big episode for Harriet Tubman. But at the end of the day, what I realized was most important was how compelling her story and her spirit was. It feels like all of those things. I also approached it by not putting an enormous pressure on myself to not do a Harriet Tubman biopic. AISHA HINDS: At this point, she’s been grooming Rosalee to sort of take the torch and go back, get her family, and help lead others to freedom. I ask the sound guy to turn it down, but he said that’s standard until someone speaks into the earpiece. All of the things I would’ve relied on as an actor, I didn’t have those luxuries. But then [episode director] Anthony [Hemingway] called for a rehearsal and then said he was going to shoot the rehearsal. It makes all the sense in the world to me when I look back retrospectively. I think her spirit is one that we need today. It helped that I was a fan of the show in the first season, so these characters became real for me. Harriet Tubman was not just a smuggler and protector of African-American slaves desperate for a chance at freedom. She had already lived this life and she had done all the heavy lifting. In an interview with EW, Hinds described the unusual process that went into making this episode, why Tubman’s spirit seems to be revisiting us these days, and how this role connects to her other current one on Fox’s   Shots Fired. He calls “action,” and every single word came out, and I knew in that moment that Harriet Tubman’s spirit was going to be the guiding force in this. None of what we did should’ve been possible because none of us had ever done it before. How does that shadow influence this episode? In an unusual move for television, the entire episode titled “Minty” consists of a powerful speech by Hinds’ Tubman to a meeting of abolitionists. Instinctively my hand just reached up to my ear, pulled it out, and handed it off to him. It really is challenging in that way. I got a fever, I was throwing up, I was fatigued because I wasn’t sleeping. You feel the humanity of Harriet Tubman in those pages. And so I show up on the set and I put the earpiece in my ear, and there’s tremendous static. It’s always interesting to watch historical dramas because we have 20/20 vision, we know what comes next. Hinds gives an epic and intimate performance as she discusses the horrors of slavery, how she escaped, and how she plans to keep fighting for freedom. She probably said, “God, I’m gonna go down there, they’re in trouble.” As we face odds that are akin to the divisive and systemic oppression that we read about in our history books, but yet it’s taken on a modern-day articulation of itself, it’s important that we revisit the heroes of our past and be reminded of how it was that they transcended their oppression so that we can be empowered and find the Harriets within us, so that we too can transcend our modern-day oppression. I think her spirit is one that is deliberately revisiting us. But with these two women, not only did they pray, they were very active in fighting against this injustice by any means necessary, putting themselves in the line of fire and treading the path of danger. Working on these characters in parallel to each other, what similarities have you felt between them? I showed up basically just open and available. I had built a relationship with these characters, so stepping in as Harriet Tubman I borrowed from that relationship. If you want to know where TED Talks come from, Harriet Tubman started it. They were talking about   having an earpiece for me so [executive producer] Misha [Green] could read lines to me off-set if I needed. Then I also moved into a book by Beverly Lowry called Imagining A Life that sort of elucidates the other books and gives you these vignettes that flesh it out a little bit more. But I would’ve given anything to sit at the foot of Harriet Tubman and hear her story of how it is she became Harriet and why. But they both sort of live by that scripture that says “though I walk through valley of death, I shall fear no evil.” Both of them are fearless of those evil forces, so in that way they’re able to do what they feel purposed and compelled in life to do, which I think is incredibly beautiful. She was involved with John Brown, so it’s important to make sure we illuminate that aspect, especially as it relates to the Noah’s and Rosalee’s. It was less about mimicking her and more about just allowing her to consume me, which is what happened. How   do you conceptualize what you do here? Sometimes when you think of people of faith, people attribute a complacency, that we pray through everything. Show Full Article That was something I allowed to be brought over from that side of the experience. It’s kind of a monologue, kind of a one-woman show, kind of a lecture. We were all traveling grounds we had never traveled before, which is very much like Harriet Tubman. I think that’s why she’s revisiting us in different forms, from the $20 dollar bill to biopics in the works. Over the past few episodes of Underground, you can feel the shadow of the coming Civil War growing bigger and bigger – people are talking about John Brown a lot, that kind of stuff. She would go around and share her story in this way. How do you think Harriet Tubman’s story speaks to us now? I just had to assume the posture of a servant, and it elevated me more than just as an artist. This is a subject you can’t YouTube, so I couldn’t get visuals or a sound for her. It’s almost like she reduced me to basic breaths and blinks, so that she could completely inhabit and completely consume me and use my voice box to tell her story.

‘The Fate of the Furious: The Album’: EW review

Key Tracks
“Seize the Block” by Migos
This tale of trapping and glocks is tailor-made for the Atlanta trio, who effortlessly sell the song’s high-stakes drama. Hitmakers like Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, and Lil Yachty come together to celebrate riding and racing over a mix of R&B, hip-hop, reggaeton, and EDM on the soundtrack for the Fast and the Furious franchise’s eighth installment. Other entries deliver on the dancefloor, like EDM thrasher “Speakerbox” and reggaeton hit “Hey Ma.”
2   Chainz presides over the next generation of Atlanta rappers who dominate the album, from Young Thug’s verses on the album opener “Gang Up” to Migos’ heavy-hitting declaration on “Seize the Block” to the piano bounce of Lil Yachty’s “Mamacita.” At times, the sheer number of collaborations and featured artists can weigh down the album into a simple who’s who list, but for the most part,   Fate   of the Furious   is a surprisingly coherent convergence of carefree odes to life in the fast lane. In the wake of the success of   Furious   7’s   “See You Again,” radio-friendly fodder like G-Eazy and Kehlani’s pop-rap collaboration “Good Life” and Jeremih, Ty Dolla Sign, and Sage the Gemini’s R&B ear candy “Don’t Get Much Better” provide the album with its biggest pop moments. “Don’t   Get Much Better” by Jeremih, Ty Dolla Sign, and Sage the Gemini
This silky mid-tempo R&B hit is the album’s greatest feel-good moment, the perfect song to celebrate summertime. Show Full Article

‘Blindspot’ first look: Jane and Weller reveal all

In fact, they’re forced to — as revealed in EW’s exclusive first look photos below. “Patterson has dubbed this look ‘hacker chic.’”
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“A dual polygraph test is Blindspot‘s version of a trust fall,” Johnson says. When the duo go undercover on a high-stakes scavenger hunt run by powerful hackers in the April 26 episode, Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) will learn quite a bit about each other. Jane and Weller are about to take the next step on Blindspot! “Weller and Jane must leave their weapons behind to go undercover, but that doesn’t mean they check their fashion sense at the door,” co-producer Ryan Johnson teases. “What will Weller and Jane learn about each other that they don’t already know?”
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We’ll find out when Blindspot returns Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Show Full Article